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Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Dec 18

    Koons Foursome or, “Infringement is not a mathematical formula.”

    Koons Foursome or, “Infringement is not a mathematical formula.”
    According to Artnet, “Jeff Koons has been accused of plagiarizing a 1985 advertisement for French Clothing brand Naf Naf. Franck Davidovici, the Frenchman who created the ad in question, has claimed that Koons’s…
  • Dec 18

    FBI and LAPD Recover Artwork

    FBI and LAPD Recover Artwork
    According to the LA Times, “Nine works of art that were stolen six years ago in one of the largest art heists in L.A. history have been recovered by investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department and the FBI.”
  • Dec 16

    Monkey-Selfie Guy Still Thinks He Has Copyright

    Monkey-Selfie Guy Still Thinks He Has Copyright
    I guess having the U.S. Copyright Office issue a draft of its Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices and specifically point out that photos taken by monkeys are a good example of something that can’t be registered is not enough.…
Rank this Week: 249

Navigable Waters

Navigable Waters

Covers maritime law, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and the Defense Base Act. By Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett.

http://navwaters.com/
  • Dec 18

    Louisiana’s Third Circuit Discusses Vessel Status of a Work Platform

    Louisiana’s Third Circuit Discusses Vessel Status of a Work Platform
    Claimant worked as an operator/deck hand for Employer for approximately eight months, when in February 2013, he suffered a partial amputation of his right thumb at work. Claimant required two surgeries for his thumb injury, and he timely…
  • Dec 15

    Tort Law’s “Zone of Danger” Test is Not Applicable to Longshore Psych Claim

    Tort Law’s “Zone of Danger” Test is Not Applicable to Longshore Psych Claim
    While operating a forklift, claimant accidentally struck and killed a fellow employee.  Claimant’s testimony revealed that, after the accident, he and other employees attempted to extricate the decedent’s body from underneath…
  • Dec 11

    What to Do When Your Dock is Damaged By a Ship With a Compulsory Pilot on Board

    What to Do When Your Dock is Damaged By a Ship With a Compulsory Pilot on Board
    Pilotage has existed since ancient times and is as necessary and important now to commercial shipping as it was when Roman law set forth the obligation on the part of the vessel to take a pilot.  A pilot is employed because he is…
Rank this Week: 952

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Dec 18

    How “Checking In” on Social Media Can Lead to Robberie

    How “Checking In” on Social Media Can Lead to Robberie
    We’re all tempted to do it. The moment we leave for vacation or sit down at a fancy restaurant, we post about it online.Related Posts:5 Reasons to Never Talk about Work on Social MediaCan I Be Arrested for a Facebook Post?Employer…
  • Dec 16

    New Illinois Law Makes It a Felony to Record Police

    New Illinois Law Makes It a Felony to Record Police
    Thanks to Illinois, we have a clear winner for the honor of “Worst Law Made in 2014.” It takes real nerve to write a law that claims to protect citizens’ rights while actually violating two rights in the Constitution.Related…
  • Dec 15

    If You Drank Red Bull and Didn’t Get Wings, You May Have a Legal Claim

    If You Drank Red Bull and Didn’t Get Wings, You May Have a Legal Claim
    Everyone knows the slogan: “Red Bull Gives You Wings.” Most people would consider this slogan to be comical and would never expected to actually grow wings. But one man decided this was false advertising. Since he drank Red Bull…
Rank this Week: 556

Georgia Legal Report

Georgia Legal Report

Covers injury and accident news and medical malpractice case updates. By The Murray Law Firm.

http://www.georgialegalreport.com/
Rank this Week: 939

BYU CSO (Career Services Office)…

BYU CSO (Career Services Office) Blog

BYU's Career Services Office (CSO) offers tips on how to survive and thrive in the legal world.

http://byulawcso.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    Updated Resume Place Website

    Updated Resume Place Website
    Announcing the updated Resume Place website!The best federal career website on the internet is now mobile, more efficient, and still full of free information and plenty of federal job search help.Since our original website launched in 1996,…
  • Dec 12

    A New LL.M Program in China

    A New LL.M Program in China
    There is a new LL.M. program of Peking University School of Transnational Law. Peking University, the top university in China, has a School of Transnational Law that is starting an English-language LL.M. program in August, 2015. …
  • Nov 21

    Law Student Edition of the Syndicate

    Law Student Edition of the Syndicate
    Copy and paste the file below in to your web browser to see the newest law student edition of the syndicate.file:///C:/Users/cssec/Downloads/LawStudents_1114.html
Rank this Week: 205

Brains On Purpose

Brains On Purpose

Looks at conflict resolution, including mediation and negotiation, through the lens of neuroscience. By Stephanie West Allen and Jeffrey M. Schwartz.

http://westallen.typepad.com/brains_on_purpose/
Rank this Week: 814

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

Covers recent legal developments and trends affecting employers. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
  • Dec 18

    NLRB issues final rule on “quickie elections”

    NLRB issues final rule on “quickie elections”
    The National Labor Relations Board has issued a final rule making significant changes to the procedures leading up to union representation elections. To secure the right to represent a group of employees, unions must first get a showing of…
  • Dec 18

    Obama Board declares 30-year old NLRB deferral standard inadequate

    Obama Board declares 30-year old NLRB deferral standard inadequate
    On December 15, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” and “Board”) issued a decision in which the three Democratic-appointed members of the Board struck down the standard that the NLRB has applied for the…
  • Dec 17

    Doctrine of dual intent/dual purpose does not apply to Ohio workers’ compensation claim

    Doctrine of dual intent/dual purpose does not apply to Ohio workers’ compensation claim
    The Supreme Court of Ohio in Friebel v. Visiting Nurse Association of Mid-Ohio recently determined that an employee who was injured in a car accident while dropping passengers off at a mall on the way to perform her work duties could not use…
Rank this Week: 579

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers automobile accidents, class actions, products liability, workers compensation and other personal injury topics. By Flaxman Law Group.

http://www.floridainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 18

    Getting Holiday Cooking Done Right: Avoiding Injury

    Getting Holiday Cooking Done Right: Avoiding Injury
    Cooking is a big part of the holiday season, whether you are trying out new recipes printed in glossy magazines or are making tried-and-true family favorites. While the smells of cookies and other goodies baking is wonderful, cooking for the…
  • Dec 16

    Safe Holiday Shopping for Everyone on Your List

    Safe Holiday Shopping for Everyone on Your List
    If you are shopping for friends and family and checking off your holiday shopping list, you will of course want to make sure that every present you give brings joy. The last thing you want is for a purchase to cause harm or injury.…
  • Dec 11

    Safe Shopping Practice

    Safe Shopping Practice
    While Black Friday is behind us, the injuries reported around the world during these sales are reason enough to brush up on your safe shopping skills. The reality is that at this time of year many premises liability cases in Hollywood and…
Rank this Week: 970

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Covers medical malpractice cases, news and issues with a focus on Illinois. From Levin & Perconti.

http://medicalmalpractice.levinperconti.com/
  • Dec 18

    Medical Malpractice May No Longer Fly on Cruise Ship

    Medical Malpractice May No Longer Fly on Cruise Ship
    Suffering the consequences of medical malpractice is bad enough when you are near home. Whether you are the victim of a missed diagnosis, a health care provider error, or a misread scan the effects of malpractice can be devastating. Now…
  • Dec 15

    Recovering Cancer Patient Killed by Pharmacy Error

    Recovering Cancer Patient Killed by Pharmacy Error
    When we are sick we find ourselves in a position where we are completely dependent on medical professionals. When those healthcare providers make errors the results can be catastrophic. Pharmacy errors are particularly problematic because,…
  • Dec 12

    State Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Medical Malpractice Cap Case

    State Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Medical Malpractice Cap Case
    Californians recently had an opportunity to change their state's medical malpractice award cap laws to at least make the caps more reasonable. However, due at least in part to a large scale misinformation campaign about the ballot measure,…
Rank this Week: 403

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Dec 18

    Who’s the Wuss Now?

    Who’s the Wuss Now?
    Earlier this year, Oliver Stone, one of Hollywood’s more courageous film directors, railed against President Obama for being spineless. The same has been said of other Democrats, of course. Now it’s Hollywood - Sony Pictures, more…
  • Dec 10

    'Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse' Just Won Our Award!

    'Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse' Just Won Our Award!
    Awards season has begun. (Poor Angelina Jolie, whose film was just shut out of the SAG awards on top of newly-released unkind hacked Sony emails. Hopefully her luck changes soon.) But we do have one lucky award recipient to tell...
  • Dec 4

    Tort “Reform” Hypocrites Hit the Big Time

    Tort “Reform” Hypocrites Hit the Big Time
    There’s nothing I like more than a good hypocrite story, so let’s start with some statistics. The new Court Statistics Project data from the National Center for State Courts is out. As any good researcher knows, most state courts…
Rank this Week: 950

No Deportation

No Deportation

Covers immigration and deportation of non-citizens. By Stanley D. Radtke.

http://nodeportation.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    Court of Appeal Reversed a Criminal Conviction in One of My Recent Case

    Court of Appeal Reversed a Criminal Conviction in One of My Recent Case
    This post is not related to any immigration matter, but I do a fair amount of criminal appellate work as a panel attorney in the First, Second, and Sixth District. I accept court appointment for indigent clients in their direct appeal. I…
  • Nov 8

    California Proposition 47 Offers Deportation Relief to Certain Aliens with Criminal Conviction

    California Proposition 47 Offers Deportation Relief to Certain Aliens with Criminal Conviction
    Last Tuesday, November 4, 2014, California Voters approved Proposition 47, which brings changes to California criminal law and procedure that will affect thousands of immigrants facing deportation due to pending and prior criminal cases. …
  • Nov 4

    Tri-Valley University Founder and President Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison

    Tri-Valley University Founder and President Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison
    A San Francisco area woman was sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for running what prosecutors said was a sham university that served as a front for an immigration scam. Susan Xiao-Ping Su, founder and president of the phony Tri-Valley…
Rank this Week: 710

ABC Family Law Blog

ABC Family Law Blog

Covers Florida family law. By the Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A.

http://abcfamilyblog.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 18

    Is it too Late to Restore My Maiden Name in Florida?

    Is it too Late to Restore My Maiden Name in Florida?
    In Florida, as in most other jurisdictions, women can restore their maiden name as part of the divorce process.  However, for a lot of reasons, many women keep their married name. Sometimes it is so they can maintain the same ……
  • Nov 26

    Florida Same-Sex Annulment

    Florida Same-Sex Annulment
    As Florida does not currently recognize same-sex marriages, some judges have interpreted the state’s ban as precluding them from granting same-sex divorces.  I am involved in a case in which two women married in Massachusetts,…
  • Nov 22

    Advanced Training: Get More Collaborative Cases!

    Advanced Training: Get More Collaborative Cases!
    Are you an attorney, mental health professional, financial professional, or mediator who wants to build a profitable and satisfying collaborative practice?  Do you want more collaborative cases? Next Generation Divorce has a…
Rank this Week: 851

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

Features a discussion of medical privacy. By Jeffrey P. Drummond.

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 619

Federalist Society SCOTUScast

Federalist Society SCOTUScast

Provides expert commentary on U.S. Supreme Court cases as they are argued and issued. By the Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies.

http://fedsoc.server326.com/audio/SCOTUScast/SCOTUScast.xml
  • Dec 18

    Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On December 8, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its decision inIntegrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk. This case concerned whether time employees spend undergoing mandatory security screenings after work is compensable under the Fair Labor…
  • Dec 17

    Alabama Department of Revenue v. CSX Transportation - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Alabama Department of Revenue v. CSX Transportation - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On December 9, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Alabama Department of Revenue v. CSX Transportation. The question presented in the case is twofold: (1) whether a state violates the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory…
  • Dec 16

    Gelboim v. Bank of America Corporation - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Gelboim v. Bank of America Corporation - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On December 9, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument inGelboim v. Bank of America Corporation. This case concerns whether and in what circumstances the dismissal of all claims in one civil action that has been consolidated with other…
Rank this Week: 344

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

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

http://barcorefblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    Skype previews translation service

    Skype previews translation service
    Skype communications software - now a part of Microsoft Corp. - is previewing/demonstrating a new real-time translation software tool. The Skype Translator project offers on-the-fly translation of both spoken and written languages for…
  • Dec 17

    Top Legal Stories: 2015 prediction

    Top Legal Stories: 2015 prediction
    The New Yorker has an article by reporter Jeffrey Toobin titled "The Top Five Legal Stories of 2015" (he's making predictions). Topics include Obamacare, same-sex marriage, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
  • Dec 17

    Crowdfunding for legal fee

    Crowdfunding for legal fee
    The ABA Journal has an article about a new crowdfunding site that helps individuals raise money to cover legal fees. Developed by a Chicago lawyer, the site is called Funded Justice. Since it's' very new, it hasn't had much success yet, but…
Rank this Week: 315

But I Do Have a Law Degree

But I Do Have a Law Degree

A lawyer turned stay at home mom chronicles life after law firms.

http://www.butidohavealawdegree.com/
  • Dec 18

    A Last Big FU From My House to Me

    A Last Big FU From My House to Me
    Dear House,I have been kind to you.  Sure, I have bitched about you and complained about you and cursed you and your money sucking ways.  But I've cared for you and spruced you up and even wrote a long emotional blog post about…
  • Dec 17

    27 Months (Twice Over)

    27 Months (Twice Over)
    It's an inside joke between my husband and I.  Every time there is a task that we don't want to do - say change a diaper or clean a dirty pan that's been sitting in the sink or be the designated driver - I sing my little jingle. 27…
  • Dec 5

    Tis the Season of Giving Uncommon Gifts + A GIVEAWAY

    Tis the Season of Giving Uncommon Gifts + A GIVEAWAY
    I've been a bit bah humbug with holiday gift giving over the past few years.  For one, I've stopped doing it with certain people altogether.  After several years of basically trading cash via gift cards, my sister and father and I…
Rank this Week: 854

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto, Professor Luis E. Chiesa and law student Suzanne McMillan.

http://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Dec 18

    ANIMALS USED FOR AGRICULTURE: WHAT IS THERE TO HIDE?

    ANIMALS USED FOR AGRICULTURE: WHAT IS THERE TO HIDE?
    Christine Murphy In some states, the act of entering onto another’s property and recording undercover videos revealing animal cruelty on farms is illegal. At first glance, this is understandable as everyone has an interest in their own…
  • Dec 17

    A Neologism For The Animal Advocacy World

    A Neologism For The Animal Advocacy World
    Brad Landau The coining of a new phrase, or a neologism, is a way of commanding the transformation of new and modern language. By commanding the transformation of language, and coining new words and phrases, one can bring society up to date…
  • Dec 16

    Carriage-Horses and the Soul of the New York City: Have we destroyed the charm?

    Carriage-Horses and the Soul of the New York City: Have we destroyed the charm?
    Christine Murphy For some, the vision of a horse-drawn carriage is romantic, with a charm that cannot be matched. “Horses have walked the streets of New York since the seventeenth century—Broadway was actually carved by…
Rank this Week: 319

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

Covers law practice management, the Internet and technology. By Jim Calloway.

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Dec 18

    The First Cyber War or Just Another Security Breach?

    The First Cyber War or Just Another Security Breach?
    Sony Pictures announced the cancellation of the opening of the movie “The Interview” after a well-publicized cyber-attack and threats of attacks on theaters showing the movie. This was a fast developing situation and media reports…
  • Dec 11

    Microsoft Surface Pro 3 - the 3rd time is the charm!

    Microsoft Surface Pro 3 - the 3rd time is the charm!
    They say the third time is the charm. And everyone I know who has tried the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 says it is a really great machine. My podcast teammate Sharon Nelson has one and she loves it. Sharon is...
  • Dec 8

    Navigating the Changing Legal Landscape

    Navigating the Changing Legal Landscape
    The November 2014 issue of the Oklahoma Bar Journal featured a theme of “Navigating the Changing Legal Profession.” There are a number of noteworthy articles contained in this issue and it is our pleasure to share them with you.…
Rank this Week: 388

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

Offers tips and techniques for trials lawyers. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.illinoistrialpractice.com/
  • Dec 18

    The Frustrations of Continuing Continuance

    The Frustrations of Continuing Continuance
    At The Velvet Hammer, Karen Koehler paints a realistic picture of the difficulties involved in finally getting a case to trial: "Bump Bounce and Roll: Trying to start a trial" (a post that also explains why I can't watch The...
  • Dec 15

    An Easy Tip to Make Your Writing Look More Professional

    An Easy Tip to Make Your Writing Look More Professional
    Want to instantly make your writing look more professional? The secret can be found in Bryan Garner's A Dictionary of Modern American Usage in an entry titled "phrasal adjectives"-- When a phrase functions as an adjective--an increasingly…
  • Dec 9

    A Shockingly Great Christmas Gift for Lawyer

    A Shockingly Great Christmas Gift for Lawyer
    It's my book How to Feed a Lawyer (and Other Irreverent Observations from the Legal Underground). From the Amazon reviews-- I titled this "Hodgman for the Legal Set", because I think fans of one would enjoy the other ... It...
Rank this Week: 509

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    you can't a accuse competitor of lawbreaking when courts have ruled against you

    you can't a accuse competitor of lawbreaking when courts have ruled against you
    Paul Davis Restoration, Inc. v. Everett, No. 14–C–1534, 2014 WL 7140038 (E.D. Wis. Dec. 12, 2014)Following a series of unsuccessful lawsuits with Paul Davis Restoration, Inc., Matthew Everett, a former franchisee, began running a…
  • Dec 18

    irreparable harm is permissible inference, Third Circuit rule

    irreparable harm is permissible inference, Third Circuit rule
    Groupe SEB USA, Inc. v. Euro-Pro Operating LLC., No. 14-2767 (3d Cir. Dec. 17, 2014) District court opinion discussed here.  Euro-Pro appealed the preliminary injunction against it based on Lanham Act false advertising claims against its…
  • Dec 17

    Soul survivor: publicity and TM claims against recorded performance fail

    Soul survivor: publicity and TM claims against recorded performance fail
    Cummings v. Soul Train Holdings LLC, 2014 WL 7008952, No. 14 Civ. 36 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 12, 2014)This right of publicity/trademark case based on use of recorded performances to which the plaintiff didn’t own the copyright could’ve…
Rank this Week: 68

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical licensing, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse. By Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm.

http://www.dallasfortworthinjurylawyer.com/
  • Dec 18

    Xarelto Louisiana MDL For Uncontrollable Bleeding Lawsuit

    Xarelto Louisiana MDL For Uncontrollable Bleeding Lawsuit
    The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation announced consolidation and centralization of all nationwide Xarelto lawsuits filed in federal courts before U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon in the Eastern District of Louisiana. Over 50…
  • Dec 16

    Wrongful Death Uterine Cancer Ethicon Morcellator Lawsuit

    Wrongful Death Uterine Cancer Ethicon Morcellator Lawsuit
    A Missouri family has recently filed an uterine cancer lawsuit over power morcellators. The deceased woman’s family alleged that the morcellator device manufactured by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon subsidiary caused cancer to be…
  • Dec 4

    Xarelto MDL Consolidation Hearing

    Xarelto MDL Consolidation Hearing
    Today, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) heard oral arguments to consolidate all federal Xarelto lawsuits before one judge, in one centralized U.S. District Court. It is widely anticipated that the U.S. JPML will…
Rank this Week: 234

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

The climate policy, renewable energy, and sustainability blog. By Stoel Rives, LLP.

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
Rank this Week: 461

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    11th Circuit rules for Cheney Mason

    11th Circuit rules for Cheney Mason
    This is a pretty interesting case:This case involves a law student’s efforts to form a contract by accepting a “million-dollar challenge” that a lawyer extended on national television while representing a client accused of…
  • Dec 18

    Lots of SDFLA new

    Lots of SDFLA new
    Acquittals, spies being returned, and all sorts of other fun. One story that was under the radar yesterday was President Obama's stingy list of pardons (only 12!) and commutations. There was one SDFLA case:-- Bernard Bryan Bulcourf –…
  • Dec 17

    Breaking -- ICE agent found Not Guilty across the board

    Breaking -- ICE agent found Not Guilty across the board
    Congrats to Silvia Piñera-Vazquez and the Raskins for their across the board Not Guilty verdict for Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Juan F. Martinez before Judge Altonaga.
Rank this Week: 175

Wait A Second!

Wait A Second!

Covers civil rights opinions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. By Bergstein & Ullrich, LLP.

http://secondcircuitcivilrights.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    En banc review in Occupy Wall Street protest case

    En banc review in Occupy Wall Street protest case
    In August 2014, the Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 in favor of the Occupy Wall Street protesters who got arrested after crossing the Brooklyn Bridge. The Second Circuit rejected the City's Rule 12 motion and allowed the case to proceed to…
  • Dec 17

    Suicide note was in "plain view"

    Suicide note was in "plain view"
    The Court of Appeals grants summary judgment to police officers who seized a suicide note that was in plain view after the entered the house following a 911 call. Even if the police could have handled things better, they are entitled to…
  • Dec 15

    Court of Appeals upholds huge sanctions award against plaintiff

    Court of Appeals upholds huge sanctions award against plaintiff
    The plaintiff alleged that the police subjected him to excessive force. The plaintiff survived a motion for summary judgment and the case went to trial. The jury found for the police officers. But the case did not end then and there. Arguing…
Rank this Week: 839

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

Marketing advice for law firms. From Jennifer Campbell of Integrity Marketing Solutions (IMS).

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
Rank this Week: 917

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

Covers recent legal developments, legal practice tools, and law library resources in Connecticut.

http://ersa.jud.ct.gov/lawlibnews/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspx
  • Dec 18

    Termination of Parental Rights - 2014 edition

    Termination of Parental Rights - 2014 edition
    Category: FYI;Legal Research;Self-Help Body: The 2014 edition of Termination of Parental Rights has been posted to our Research Guides page. Published: 12/18/2014 12:30 PM
  • Dec 17

    Juvenile Law Appellate Court Opinions - 12/17/2014

    Juvenile Law Appellate Court Opinions - 12/17/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Juvenile Law Opinions Body: AC36779 - In re Paul M. (Termination of parental rights; "The respondent father  appeals from the judgment of the trial court terminating his parental rights with respect to his…
  • Dec 16

    Juvenile Law Appellate Court Opinion - 12/16/2014

    Juvenile Law Appellate Court Opinion - 12/16/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Juvenile Law Opinions Body: AC36869 – In re Pedro J. C. (Child neglect; "During the past few years, tens of thousands of minor children have been caught crossing the United States southern border, causing a…
Rank this Week: 201

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Dec 18

    Who is a controller?

    Who is a controller?
    There have been a number of recent cases that raised the question, "Who is a controller?" The answer is important because in the context of a going private transaction, the presence of a controlling stockholder will affect the…
  • Dec 16

    Forum Selection through an Agency Len

    Forum Selection through an Agency Len
    Deborah Demott has an addition to the whole forum selection clause debate with her new paper Forum Selection Bylaw Refracted Through an Agency Lens. Here's the abstract: Forum-selection bylaws are controversial when they are unilaterally…
  • Dec 8

    Determining the standard of review

    Determining the standard of review
    Gibson Dunn recently posted this very helpful chart over at the HLS Governance Project as a cheat sheet for determining which standard of review a challenged transaction will likely get. For the same chart - but with all the footnotes...
Rank this Week: 108

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Covers divorce, child support, child custody, alimony, equitable property distribution, father's rights, mother's rights, family law, and laws on divorce. By James Gross.

http://mddivorcelawyers.com/legalcrier
  • Dec 18

    How to Repair Your Credit After Divorce

    How to Repair Your Credit After Divorce
    The good folks at Top Ten Reviews have published a guide on how to repair your credit after various financial disasters. Chapter 3 covers divorce. Best of all, the guide is free.
  • Dec 12

    The Best of Times, the Worst of Time

    The Best of Times, the Worst of Time
    My oldest son entered high school this year.  He said he likes it.  He is very confident, outgoing and popular.  He takes after his mother. I told him I didn’t like high school very much.  I was shy, introverted and…
  • Dec 11

    The Person Who Leaves First, Lose

    The Person Who Leaves First, Lose
    I have a lawyer friend who likes to argue.  He has picked a good profession for it.  More than a few times, he has had an opposing counsel hang up on him in irritation and frustration. He doesn’t care.  Under his rules of…
Rank this Week: 945

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Dec 18

    “Zoning In” Water Conservation -- by John R. Nolon

    “Zoning In” Water Conservation -- by John R. Nolon
    As we approach zoning’s centennial in 2016, the Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School is examining what is durable and what is deficient in land use regulation today. As times change, zoning must renew itself by adjusting to...
  • Dec 17

    NY to Ban Fracking

    NY to Ban Fracking
    In an announcement that frankly took me by surprise, Gov. Cuomo has announced a plan to ban all hydraulic fracking in the state. from the NYT
  • Dec 17

    Furman Fellowship Opportunity at NYU

    Furman Fellowship Opportunity at NYU
    NYU Furman Center Legal Research Fellowship The Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at New York University invites applications for a post-graduate legal fellowship. The Furman Center, jointly housed at NYU’s School of Law and…
Rank this Week: 163

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 360

Searcy Law Blog

Searcy Law Blog

Features opinions, editorials, and factual reporting in connection with injured victims, defective products, law, drug recall, and other related topics. By Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA.

http://www.searcylaw.com/what-you-should-know/practice-area-blog/
  • Dec 18

    Teen-Driving Dilemma: Parents Can Help Improve Safety

    Teen-Driving Dilemma: Parents Can Help Improve Safety
    As the new year approaches, a new crop of teen drivers will hit the streets. How can parents keep them safe behind the wheel? Let us count the ways. Today’s teen drivers live in a dramatically different world than their fathers and…
  • Dec 16

    Lawyers, Guns and Money — It should be about sensibility

    Lawyers, Guns and Money — It should be about sensibility
    Would you want to restrict the sale of guns, like the Bushmaster XM15-E2s (an AR-15 rifle) to civilians? Should military designed guns be regulated that use a gas operated, rotating bolt and, even in semi-automatic models can fire by…
  • Dec 3

    Direct & Circumstantial Evidence – It snowed last night?

    Direct & Circumstantial Evidence – It snowed last night?
    If you went to bed without snow on the ground; slept soundly all night and awoke to a snow covered ground all around you, what could you reasonable say? It snowed. You did not have to actually see the activity of snow falling; your good and…
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Native American Legal Update

Native American Legal Update

Covers Native American art, gaming, employment, and treaties. By Foster Pepper.

http://www.nativelegalupdate.com/
  • Dec 18

    New Research on Tribal Sovereignty, Economic Development, and Human Security

    New Research on Tribal Sovereignty, Economic Development, and Human Security
    The American Indian Law Journal has just published a new research study that provides data on key Tribal economic and human security indicators.  The research was conducted by Greg Guedel in conjunction with the University of Washington…
  • Dec 12

    DOJ to Allow Marijuana Farming on Tribal Land

    DOJ to Allow Marijuana Farming on Tribal Land
      The United States Department of Justice Department has issued a new memorandum indicating that U.S. attorneys will not prevent Tribes from growing or selling marijuana on their sovereign lands, even in states where marijuana…
  • Dec 10

    Tribes Resist Opening of Sacred Rattlesnake Mountain to Public

    Tribes Resist Opening of Sacred Rattlesnake Mountain to Public
    As reported by Tom Banse of KUOW radio, the Yakama Nation and neighboring tribes have objected to a move by Congress to offer public access to the summit of Rattlesnake Mountain, a place tribal members consider sacred. Rattlesnake Mountain…
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Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Dec 18

    Call for Papers: International Criminal Justice: Theory, Policy and Practice

    Call for Papers: International Criminal Justice: Theory, Policy and Practice
    A call for papers has been issued for the International Criminal Justice Stream at the Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference which takes place at the University of Warwick from 31 March- 2 April 2015. Submissions are invited on…
  • Dec 17

    The UN Migrant Workers Convention: How the EU Can Show that Migrants Matter

    The UN Migrant Workers Convention: How the EU Can Show that Migrants Matter
    On the occasion of International Migrants Day, and the 24th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Migrant Workers Convention, we are delighted to welcome this guest post by Áine Travers and Emer Groarke, members of Migrants Matter, an…
  • Dec 17

    2015 International Criminal Court Summer School at the Irish Centre for Human Right

    2015 International Criminal Court Summer School at the Irish Centre for Human Right
    Caroline Sweeney is a PhD Candidate and Doctoral Fellow at the Irish Centre for Human Rights The Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland Galway is pleased to announce that the annual International Criminal…
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Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Legal information and research resouces. By the Michael E. Moritz Law Library at Ohio State University.

http://moritzlegalinformation.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    The 12 Awesome Law Blogs of 2014

    The 12 Awesome Law Blogs of 2014
    Law blogs (blawgs) are a great way to get real-world insights into a practice area and stay current. If you're still trying to figure out an area in which you'd like to practice, read through Above the Law's collection of The 12 Awesome Law…
  • Dec 15

    Paseo Returns!

    Paseo Returns!
    Paseo is an extraordinary restaurant in Seattle; they have the best Cuban sandwiches, two locations, and a line around the block at all times. Honestly, I've waited in line for 30 minutes just to place an order and wait another 30 for my…
  • Dec 11

    The Right Stuff

    The Right Stuff
    Got what it takes to work for Big Law? The answer may surprise you as it's not grades alone that ensure "success." Am Law 250 and NLJ 350 firms are becoming more cautious in hiring in part because their smaller budgets require…
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Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

     Two years probation. When Lawrence…

     Two years probation. When Lawrence and I first talked about his case I told him that the criminal justice system is a big, slow machine that only grinds one way. Mercifully, after six years his outcome has left him bruised and abraded,…
  • Dec 17

    Today Lawrence Brose will be sentenced.…

    Today Lawrence Brose will be sentenced. Here is my story for The Public about what has happened so far, and what we might expect.
  • Dec 12

    One of the concepts that underlies my…

    One of the concepts that underlies my Lawyers in Movies project is that we frequently misapprehend who the real heroes of the Law are. In many ways I believe that the story of America is a story about the Law. Part of what distinguishes the…
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The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers health care legislation, enforcement and regulation. By George F. Indest III, P.A.

http://thehealthlawfirmblog.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 18

    Don’t Ring in the New Year with a HIPAA Audit – Safeguard Yourself Now

    Don’t Ring in the New Year with a HIPAA Audit – Safeguard Yourself Now
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Here’s a scary reminder: There are people attempting to hack into electronic health systems every second of every day. Thankfully, most of…
  • Oct 30

    CMS Extends Waivers under the ACO Shared Savings Program

    CMS Extends Waivers under the ACO Shared Savings Program
    By Lance O. Leider, J.D., The Health Law Firm On November 2, 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) promulgated the interim final rule on fraud and abuse waivers for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) participating in…
  • Oct 21

    Internal Medicine Specialists Should Be Aware of Impending Medicare Audit

    Internal Medicine Specialists Should Be Aware of Impending Medicare Audit
    Coming to a medical practice near you. . . It’s scary, it’s horrible, and it could cost you a lot of money! It’s the dreaded Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) audit. The Horror! The Horror! First Coast Service Options,…
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Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Discusses of compliance, conflicts, intake and other risk issues for law firm risk professionals.

http://www.lawfirmrisk.com/
  • Dec 18

    Close Encounters of the Ethical and Conflicts Kind

    Close Encounters of the Ethical and Conflicts Kind
    Several stories showcasing the atypical. First up: "Leave to appeal granted in novel conflict of interest case" -- "A Toronto law firm has obtained leave to appeal an order of a judge who removed it from a case on the basis of conflict of…
  • Dec 17

    Risk Updates: Conflicts Edition

    Risk Updates: Conflicts Edition
      First up, two partners at McKenna Long & Aldridge highlight a trend we've certainly witnessed here on the risk blog: "Motions to Disqualify: Four Things to Know" -- "Few things are worse for an attorney than getting a new big…
  • Dec 16

    Today's Hottest Risk Update: "Swiss Cheese," The Duke, Vereins & More

    Today's Hottest Risk Update: "Swiss Cheese," The Duke, Vereins & More
    Today's post has everything. It's another example of general media coverage of risk issues we frequent. (And, perhaps, a suitable subject for SNL's Stefon, were he to summarize legal battles, as this one has everything... Dukes, Vereins, Fee…
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Brain Injury Lawyer

Brain Injury Lawyer

Covers compensation for brain injuries, personal injury claims, and selecting a brain injury lawyer. By Stark & Stark.

http://www.braininjurylawblog.com/
  • Dec 18

    Brain Injury Professional Publishes Special Issue on Brain Injury Litigation

    Brain Injury Professional Publishes Special Issue on Brain Injury Litigation
    I just received the recent issue of Brain Injury Professional, the official publication of the Brain Injury Society which I had the honor and pleasure to serve as guest editor. This issue was entitled “Special Issue on Brain Injury…
  • Dec 15

    New York Court Again Rejects Defendant’s Motion to Bar DTI Evidence

    New York Court Again Rejects Defendant’s Motion to Bar DTI Evidence
    A recent decision by the Supreme Court – State of New York, Nassau County, Part 40 rejected a motion by defendants to preclude the plaintiffs from presenting evidence regarding diffusion tensor imaging in support of their claim that the…
  • Dec 8

    Stern Gives Seminars on Both Coasts and Canada

    Stern Gives Seminars on Both Coasts and Canada
    It has been a very busy past two and a half weeks as I have given presentations on both coasts of the United States as well as Nova Scotia, Canada.  In late October,  I was invited by the Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group to…
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Representing Investors

Representing Investors

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

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
  • Dec 18

    Merrill Lynch Fined $1.9M and Ordered to Pay $540k Restitution by FINRA

    Merrill Lynch Fined $1.9M and Ordered to Pay $540k Restitution by FINRA
    FINRA has fined Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated $1.9 million for fair pricing and supervisory violations in connection with more than 700 retail customer transactions in distressed securities over a two-year time…
  • Dec 16

    10 Wall Street Banks in Trouble for Offering Encouraging Research to Win IPO

    10 Wall Street Banks in Trouble for Offering Encouraging Research to Win IPO
    Citigroup Inc., Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and eight other securities firms were fined $43.5 million by regulators who said the companies presented favorable stock research in hopes of winning underwriting business in an initial public offering…
  • Dec 12

    Fredrick Griffin v. Rockwell Global Capital LLC FINRA Dispute Resolution Award

    Fredrick Griffin v. Rockwell Global Capital LLC FINRA Dispute Resolution Award
    Griffin requested compensatory damages of approximately $200,000.00, attorneys’ fees, interest, costs, punitive damages, and such in a claim against Rockwell Global Capital LLC in January 2013. Griffin stated that Rockwell Global…
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Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Dec 18

    Are Unpaid Internships Legal?

    Are Unpaid Internships Legal?
    Unpaid internships can be deemed as sketchy, even illegal in some cases.  That’s why Bank of Canada Governor, Stephen Poloz’s recent statement needs clarification. As youth unemployment rates have nearly doubled, he suggested…
  • Dec 12

    Harassment complaints against MP’

    Harassment complaints against MP’
    Recently, the House Board of Internal Economy implemented a new process to deal with harassment complaints from Members of Parliament (MP’s) staff.  A separate committee continues to work on developing a process for complaints…
  • Dec 4

    How strict are non-compete clauses?

    How strict are non-compete clauses?
    Employee’s sometimes believe that non-compete clauses are valid subject to the size of their employer company. Many would be surprised to hear that this is not the case. If an employee works for company A and decides to move to company…
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Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Dec 18

    Marijuana Impact on Workers Compensation

    Marijuana Impact on Workers Compensation
    Problem:   23 States and the District of Columbia have or will be approving recreational marijuana use.   Chances are more states will approve recreational use since politicians have discovered a tax gold mine from…
  • Dec 18

    Washington L&I Cites Pair of Employer

    Washington L&I Cites Pair of Employer
    Two Washington State employers ran into expensive trouble recently.   The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) cited two employers for violations that exposed workers to asbestos during the demolition of a Seattle apartment…
  • Dec 17

    Alabama Employer Gets OSHA Citation

    Alabama Employer Gets OSHA Citation
    Fines of nearly $42,000 were recently levied against one employer in Alabama.   Austal USA LLC was cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 12 safety and health violations that…
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The United States Agricultural…

The United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog

Covers agricultural law and policy news. By the American Agricultural Law Association.

http://www.agandfoodlaw.com/
  • Dec 18

    U.S. Restores Normalized Relations with Cuba, Agriculture to Benefit

    U.S. Restores Normalized Relations with Cuba, Agriculture to Benefit
    Posted December 18, 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack stated that he believes agriculture will play an important role in strengthening the nation’s relationship with Cuba, according to a USDA statement available here. Politico also…
  • Dec 17

    Two Indicted in Organic Tomato Farm Case, Multiple Fraud Charge

    Two Indicted in Organic Tomato Farm Case, Multiple Fraud Charge
    Posted December 17, 2014 The Alabama Securities Commission has indicted James Albert Lawhorne and Jacqueline Wilson in multiple counts of stock fraud, according to an article by Alabama Media Group available here. WAFF also published an…
  • Dec 16

    Michigan Governor Abolished Local Food Systems Council

    Michigan Governor Abolished Local Food Systems Council
    Posted December 16, 2014 Michigan Governor Rick Snyder abolished a council that supported local food systems and agricultural diversity, according to an Inquisitr article available here.Governor Jennifer Granholm established the Michigan Food…
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Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Informs local attorneys of major legal developments important to their practice. By Sue Altmeyer.

http://suealtmeyer.typepad.com/cleveland_law_library_web/
  • Dec 18

    Tech Thursday: Changing Multiple Password

    Tech Thursday: Changing Multiple Password
    Do you have too many passwords to effectively manage? Fox Van Allen's article "Dashlane & LastPass Let You Change Multiple Passwords with a Click" shows you two password management apps that can help you. You can read his article here.
  • Dec 11

    Tech Thursday: Making Your Smartphone Secure

    Tech Thursday: Making Your Smartphone Secure
    In this day and age, we use our smartphones for many different tasks, from online shopping to business applications. And because of this, you need to make sure your phone is locked down tight. To help us do this, Natasha...
  • Dec 4

    Tech Thursday: Happy Holidays, I Got Scammed!

    Tech Thursday: Happy Holidays, I Got Scammed!
    With the holiday season upon us, the scammers will be out in force. Is that online deal really that good? Techlicious' Dan O'Halloran lists three online shopping scams to be aware of in his article "Watch Out For These 3...
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Workers Comp Insider

Workers Comp Insider

Covers workers' compensation, risk management, business insurance, workplace health & safety, occupational medicine, injured workers, insurance webtools and technology. By Lynch Ryan.

http://www.workerscompinsider.com/
  • Dec 18

    Health Wonk Review Holiday edition

    Health Wonk Review Holiday edition
    Image source: Christmas gifs We're happy to host this year's holiday edition of Health Wonk Review. Before we present the best of the recent health policy blogosphere, we wanted to offer a shout out to the hard working man of the season,…
  • Dec 11

    A Friday Eulogy

    A Friday Eulogy
    Sitting here in Massachusetts on this dreary, dour and dank day, looking out the window and watching all manner of birds at the feeders (they're really fond of the suet), I was planning on writing something about Roberto Ceniceros's excellent…
  • Dec 10

    Rhyming Risk, TRIA, SCOTUS, CA, TX, Captives, Obesity and more

    Rhyming Risk, TRIA, SCOTUS, CA, TX, Captives, Obesity and more
    The inimitable Bob Wilson of Bob's Cluttered Desk is hosting this week's Cavalcade of Risk, and get this -- it rhymes. It's Out, It's Plentiful, and It's Free. It's the Cavalcade of Risk Number 223. This is not simply a poetic tour de force,…
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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/
  • Dec 18

    Sexual misconduct in the Brig

    Sexual misconduct in the Brig
    The Marine Corps Times reports the court-martial conviction of a female guard at Miramar Naval Consolidated Brig, CA. Kohlman’s misconduct came to light when the prisoner, Shane Bardes, came forward last year with a detailed…
  • Dec 17

    Military justice humour

    Military justice humour
  • Dec 15

    For your calendar

    For your calendar
    At the 2015 Innocence Summit, the nation’s leading prosecutors, researchers, defense attorneys, citizen activists, exonerees, and others will come together to debate how the Innocence Movement can overcome old…
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