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nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Mar 30

    Discretionary Housing Payments – the trouble with DLA.

    Discretionary Housing Payments – the trouble with DLA.
    Hardy, R (on the application of) v Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council [2015] EWHC 890 Oh, we have been waiting for this one. According to DWP survey evidence, some 75% of Councils take Disability Living Allowance into account as income…
  • Mar 29

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    No comment
    Bounce message received for one of our email updates. I think it was this one (in which I tried so hard not to swear, but may have said damn. Also I mentioned Grayling). “Message blocked due to profanity content. Working with…
  • Mar 29

    Disability discrimination goes to full trial

    Disability discrimination goes to full trial
    Akerman-Livingstone v Aster Communities Ltd [2015] UKSC 15 When the Court of Appeal held that a disability discrimination defence to possession under Equality Act 2010 had to face the same ‘seriously arguable’ summary test as…
Rank this Week: 517

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

Reviews recent cases involving non-competition agreements and related claims. By Kenneth J. Vanko.

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Mar 30

    What's Driving Wisconsin Senate Bill 69?

    What's Driving Wisconsin Senate Bill 69?
    Wisconsin long has been a red-flag state for employers. For many years, attorneys have struggled with how to enforce non-compete agreements against Wisconsin employees. This past year, the Supreme Court of Wisconsin has considered whether…
  • Mar 6

    Minnesota's Justification Rule Shield Employer Liability on Non-Compete Claim

    Minnesota's Justification Rule Shield Employer Liability on Non-Compete Claim
    The economics of non-competes often don't work.Injunctive relief is expensive and sometimes yields a hollow remedy if customers start to bolt regardless. As for damages, many employees aren't collectible.This is where the new employer comes…
  • Mar 4

    Central District of Illinois Explains Its Disagreement With Fifield Consideration Rule

    Central District of Illinois Explains Its Disagreement With Fifield Consideration Rule
    At this rate, I should have about 20 blog posts this year concerning Illinois' controversial Fifield rule.As I have explained in numerous posts, Illinois appears to have a unique rule concerning the type of consideration needed to…
Rank this Week: 803

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
Rank this Week: 830

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion...cont

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion...cont
    Defendant's motion seeking summary judgment is hereby granted. Given the allegations made by plaintiffs within their bill of particulars and upon a review of the evidence submitted, the only categories of serious personal injury applicable to…
  • Mar 29

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion...cont

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion...cont
    NY Insurance Law §5104(a). NY Insurance Law §5102(d), defines serious injury as: A personal injury which results in death; dismemberment; significant disfigurement, a fracture, loss of fetus, permanent loss of use of a body organ,…
  • Mar 28

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion..cont

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion..cont
    The proponent of a motion for summary judgment carries the initial burden of tendering sufficient admissible evidence to demonstrate the absence of a material issue of fact as a matter of law. There is no requirement that the proof for said…
Rank this Week: 712

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/
  • Mar 30

    Settlement Process Speeds Along in Toyota Unintended Acceleration Litigation

    Settlement Process Speeds Along in Toyota Unintended Acceleration Litigation
    In a Joint Status Report filed on March 17, 2015, with Judge James V. Selna in the Central District of California, the parties informed the court that settlement deals continue to be made at a steady pace in In Re: Toyota Motor Corp.…
  • Mar 23

    Ninth Circuit Affirms Final Approval of Walmart Gift Card Settlement

    Ninth Circuit Affirms Final Approval of Walmart Gift Card Settlement
    The Ninth Circuit’s recent decision in In re Online DVD-Rental Antitrust Litig., 12-15705 (9th Cir. Feb. 27, 2015) (“Online DVD-Rental”), which affirmed an order granting final approval of a class action settlement totaling…
  • Mar 16

    U.S. Supreme Court Declines Review, Hands Win to California Trucker

    U.S. Supreme Court Declines Review, Hands Win to California Trucker
    California truck drivers enjoyed a victory recently when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a decision by the California Supreme Court which held that the state’s Unfair Competition Law (“UCL”) is not preempted by…
Rank this Week: 884

Drug Injury Watch

Drug Injury Watch

Site provides developing information about prescription drug side effects as well as up-to-date news from the legal, medical, FDA, and pharmaceutical sectors. From attorney Thomas J. Lamb.

http://www.drug-injury.com/druginjurycom/
Rank this Week: 291

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Mar 30

    CU Boulder Introduces Entrepreneur Program!

    CU Boulder Introduces Entrepreneur Program!
    After several years of pushing for legislative reform, some startup/investor leaders have turned to alternative methods of fixing the startup visa problem. The Massachusetts Global Entrepreneurship in Residence (GEIR) program was the result.…
  • Mar 25

    March Madness Politic

    March Madness Politic
    As an immigration lawyer, what do I look for when it comes to USCIS? A good system that works.  For that, what is most needed is good leadership. Leadership that can accomplish tasks, organize large groups of people.  That is what I…
  • Mar 25

    March Immigration Madne

    March Immigration Madne
Rank this Week: 572

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Of Dog worship & typos...

    Of Dog worship & typos...
    Bed's latest column is out. He's gone from last month's "people don't read" to "people don't proofread." Bedsworth: In Floridian Police Dog Rugs We Trust"[T]he cool kids are not the ones who can quote the California Style Manual.…
  • Mar 27

    Appellate specialization help lead to the bench?

    Appellate specialization help lead to the bench?
    SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of George F. Bird, Frank J. Menetrez, Michael C. Small and Kevin P. Stennis to judgeships in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Menetrez, 49, of…
  • Mar 26

    9th Circuit sits in San Diego on Monday

    9th Circuit sits in San Diego on Monday
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will hold a special sitting March 30, 2015, at the Edward J. Schwartz U.S. Courthouse in San Diego, California. Oral arguments will begin at 10 a.m. in the Ceremonial Courtroom (Room…
Rank this Week: 639

Rubin on Tax

Rubin on Tax

Covers tax and legal issues relating to federal and Florida tax, estate planning, probate, and business matters. By Charles Rubin.

http://rubinontax.floridatax.com/
Rank this Week: 523

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Cline v. Homuth (Cal. Ct. App. - March 30, 2015)

    Cline v. Homuth (Cal. Ct. App. - March 30, 2015)
    Don't sign boilerplate settlement agreements that say that you're releasing "everyone" if you want to preserve your right to sue someone else.  Even if it's boilerplate, even if there was no real intent to release everyone by any of the…
  • Mar 27

    Peruta v. County of San Diego (9th Cir. - March 26, 2015)

    Peruta v. County of San Diego (9th Cir. - March 26, 2015)
    Don't say I didn't tell you so (the day the opinion came out).
  • Mar 27

    People v. McGowan (Cal. Ct. App. - March 27, 2015)

    People v. McGowan (Cal. Ct. App. - March 27, 2015)
    One of the great things about reading the pages of the California Appellate Reports is that you learn new things.  Including, on occasion, new crimes.  Things that you never thought of as criminal, but that you learn could indeed…
Rank this Week: 161

Texas State & Local Tax Law…

Texas State & Local Tax Law Blog

Covers aircraft taxation, franchise tax, property tax, sales and use tax, school finance litigation and tax reform. By Alan E. Sherman.

http://www.txsaltlaw.com/
  • Mar 30

    Proposed legislation affecting Texas tax disputes: pre-hearing procedure

    Proposed legislation affecting Texas tax disputes: pre-hearing procedure
    Senate Bill (S.B.) 1291, recently filed in the current session of the 84th Texas Legislature along with its identical companion, House Bill (H.B.) 4005, proposes to significantly alter the procedures applicable to the resolution of disputes…
  • Mar 16

    Tax-related bills to watch in the 2015 Texas Legislature: taxing aircraft

    Tax-related bills to watch in the 2015 Texas Legislature: taxing aircraft
    This past Friday, March 13th, was the last day for the unrestricted filing of bills in the current regular session of the 84th Texas Legislature (certain restrictions will make it harder to file a bill between now and the end of the…
  • Feb 27

    Alert: The Texas Supreme Court has denied review in the Cirrus Exploration lawsuit

    Alert: The Texas Supreme Court has denied review in the Cirrus Exploration lawsuit
    Earlier today, February 27th, the Texas Supreme Court denied the Comptroller of Public Accounts’ petition for review in Hegar, et. al. v. Cirrus Exploration Company, No. 14-0292. Cirrus Exploration  is one of many recent sales and…
Rank this Week: 781

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
  • Mar 30

    AMICI – N.Y. State Court

    AMICI – N.Y. State Court
    The “Amici” podcast series was created to share information and insight from New York’s judges and the Unified Court System with constituents, stakeholders and anyone else who might have an interest in these topics.  In…
  • Mar 29

    Periscope turns any iPhone user into a live broadcaster–Gizmag

    Periscope turns any iPhone user into a live broadcaster–Gizmag
    By Nick Lavars March 26, 2015 *** Twitter acquired Periscope in February, apparently looking to bring the nature of its frenzied, real-time text updates to life on screen. Available for iOS with Android on the way, the app allows users…
  • Mar 29

    Starting a Podcast? Here’s What to Buy–Lawyerist

    Starting a Podcast? Here’s What to Buy–Lawyerist
    by Sam Glover on March 27th, 2015 “…When I was trying to figure out what kind of equipment we needed to start podcasting, I was frustrated by the lack of a good just-get-this-stuff list so I didn’t have to…
Rank this Week: 735

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Covers library acquisitions, book talks, and administrative news.

http://library.law.yale.edu/news
  • Mar 30

    Competitive intelligence research resources and strategie

    Competitive intelligence research resources and strategie
    Gain the knowledge you need to prepare for summer associate positions and beyond!   Join  Erin Wachowicz, librarian at the Yale School of Management, to learn the best business and competitive intelligence research resources…
  • Mar 24

    Advanced Google Searching Tomorrow!

    Advanced Google Searching Tomorrow!
    Lillian Goldman Law Library Research Skills Series Find inner poise and confidence as you face the overwhelming and ever expanding Google universe of information. Law Librarian Jason Eiseman will guide you through getting the most out of your…
  • Mar 16

    Library Tip: New Morris Tool "Map It"

    Library Tip: New Morris Tool "Map It"
    Dear Students: Did you know that you can find where your book is shelved: In the library catalog, MORRIS, you can now click the “Map It!” button next to an item to see a map to your book. The system will show you a map of the…
Rank this Week: 908

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
  • Mar 30

    Department of Transportation v. Association of American Railroads - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Department of Transportation v. Association of American Railroads - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On March 9, 2015, the Supreme Court decided Department of Transportation v. Association of American Railroads. The question in this case is whether the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 unconstitutionally delegates…
  • Mar 17

    Yates v. United States - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Yates v. United States - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On February 25, 2015, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Yates v. United States. This case concerns whether Mr. Yates’ order to his crew to throw undersized fish back into the Gulf of Mexico during the course of a government…
  • Mar 16

    Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On March 2, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral argument inArizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. The first question in the case is whether Arizona’s reliance on a commission to draw up congressional…
Rank this Week: 351

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

Covers trade secrets, non-competes and computer fraud. By Seyfarth & Shaw LLP.

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 420

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Still Waiting for Those New Proposed FLSA Overtime Regulation

    Still Waiting for Those New Proposed FLSA Overtime Regulation
    This post was contributed by Adam R. Long, a Member in the McNees Labor and Employment Group. You may recall that over a year ago, President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to “modernize and streamline” the existing Fair…
  • Mar 22

    NLRB GC Release Report Offering Employers Guidance on Handbook Policie

    NLRB GC Release Report Offering Employers Guidance on Handbook Policie
    The National Labor Relations Board’s Office of General Counsel recently released a Report of the General Counsel Concerning Employer Rules, which is apparently designed to offer guidance to employers regarding workplace rules. We can…
  • Mar 22

    NLRB GC Release Report Offering Employers Guidance on Handbook Policie

    NLRB GC Release Report Offering Employers Guidance on Handbook Policie
    The National Labor Relations Board’s Office of General Counsel recently released a Report of the General Counsel Concerning Employer Rules, which is apparently designed to offer guidance to employers regarding workplace rules. We can…
Rank this Week: 796

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

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

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
  • Mar 30

    The dawn of .sucks — protecting your brand

    The dawn of .sucks — protecting your brand
    Although companies’ marketing departments likely are all over this issue, it won’t hurt their human resources directors to ponder what might happen if a few of their disgruntled former employees gets their hands on this new top…
  • Mar 27

    Same Sex Marriage Rule set to go in effect today halted by court

    Same Sex Marriage Rule set to go in effect today halted by court
    We reported in February on a Department of Labor (DOL) rule permitting same sex partners who are legally married to take FMLA leave to care for their spouse, regardless of whether they live in a state that recognizes same sex marriage…
  • Mar 27

    New “significant burden” test for pregnancy discrimination

    New “significant burden” test for pregnancy discrimination
    Yesterday, in a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court clarified the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and answered the question of how to apply the law to an employer’s policy that accommodates many, but not all, workers with…
Rank this Week: 579

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Mar 30

    USPTO embarks on patent quality initiative

    USPTO embarks on patent quality initiative
    “The innovation that is fostered by a strong patent system is a key driver of economic growth and job creation.” That is how the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) began the Federal Register Notice announcing the…
  • Mar 23

    Professors Urge Congress to Ignore Flawed, Unreliable Data in Patent Debate

    Professors Urge Congress to Ignore Flawed, Unreliable Data in Patent Debate
    On March 10, 2015, 40 economists and law professors signed a letter explaining to Congress that the data that keeps being cited to justify HR 9, otherwise known as “the Innovation Act,” is “flawed,…
  • Mar 20

    An interview with Microsoft’s Chief Patent Counsel

    An interview with Microsoft’s Chief Patent Counsel
    Micky Minhas (pictured left) is Chief Patent Counsel for Microsoft Corporation. He is also someone that I have known for more than 20 years. Like me, Minhas is a graduate of Franklin Pierce Law Center (now part of the University of…
Rank this Week: 700

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Mar 30

    California Lawyer Proposes to Kill All Homosexual

    California Lawyer Proposes to Kill All Homosexual
    Matt McLaughlin’s anti-gay ballot measure proposal is so extreme it almost seems like a parody of same-sex marriage proponents. At least, I hope it’s a parody. The idea that McLaughlin’s proposal might be serious is…
  • Mar 20

    Did the Execution of Cecil Clayton Violate the 8th Amendment?

    Did the Execution of Cecil Clayton Violate the 8th Amendment?
    Cecil Clayton, 74, was killed by lethal injection Tuesday night at a Missouri prison. He was convicted of murdering a police officer in 1996, and was given the death penalty by the jury. This case may seem like a typical “murderer gets…
  • Mar 19

    Oklahoma’s Fraternity Scandal and the First Amendment

    Oklahoma’s Fraternity Scandal and the First Amendment
    A recent video of members of the University Of Oklahoma fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) chanting racial slurs has recently exploded on the media throughout the country. The chants were not only undisputedly racist, but especially violent…
Rank this Week: 559

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 155

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Jon Dressler My Restaurant Hero of the Year

    Jon Dressler My Restaurant Hero of the Year
    Shawn Flynn of KWC News reports that a Charlotte restaurant owner is going on the offensive battling perception and health concern over Hepatitis A. “The restaurant industry is thriving,” said... Continue Reading
  • Mar 30

    LA Star Seafood Shuttered Over Listeria and Botulism Concern

    LA Star Seafood Shuttered Over Listeria and Botulism Concern
    At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a judge has ordered L.A. Star Seafood Company Inc., located in Los Angeles, and its owners, Sima and Sam Goldring,... Continue Reading
  • Mar 27

    Six with Campylobacter Linked to Claravale Farm Raw Milk

    Six with Campylobacter Linked to Claravale Farm Raw Milk
    California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today warned consumers that the consumption of unpasteurized (raw) dairy products may cause serious illness. Six... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 95

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

Covers vehicle accidents, clergy abuse, personal injury and wrongful death. By Bisnar & Chase.

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Two Injured In Buena Park Car Accident

    Two Injured In Buena Park Car Accident
    Two drivers were injured in a Buena Park car accident the night of March 26, 2015 after their respective vehicles crashed into each other. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the crash occurred at the intersection of…
  • Mar 24

    Bicyclists Injured In Orange County Collision

    Bicyclists Injured In Orange County Collision
    Two bicyclists were injured after both were struck by vehicles nearly at the same time in the cities of Orange and Anaheim the night of March 17, 2015. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, Orange police responded to an…
  • Mar 17

    Three Injured In Orange Car Accident

    Three Injured In Orange Car Accident
    Three people were injured, one critically, in a three-car crash the evening of March 13, 2015. According to a report in the Orange County Register, the incident, which involved three vehicles, occurred at the intersection of Main Street and…
Rank this Week: 102

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

Covers auto laws and auto accident law in California. By Bisnar Chase LLP.

http://www.trafficaccidentnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Motorcyclist Fatally Injured in Downtown Los Angeles Collision

    Motorcyclist Fatally Injured in Downtown Los Angeles Collision
    Philip Siron, 29, was killed in a Los Angeles motorcycle accident after a left-turning vehicle struck him at a street intersection. According to a City News Service report, the fatal crash occurred at the corner of Alameda and Seventh…
  • Mar 25

    Woman Critically Injured In San Pedro Hit-and-Run Crash

    Woman Critically Injured In San Pedro Hit-and-Run Crash
    A 43-year-old mother suffered life-threatening injuries when a motorist suspected of driving under the influence of drugs ran a red light outside a San Pedro school and caused a vehicle to strike her. According to a news report in the Orange…
  • Mar 24

    Fullerton Car Accident Causes Injurie

    Fullerton Car Accident Causes Injurie
    Three people were injured in a Fullerton car accident involving two vehicles the morning of March 20, 2015. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injury collision occurred at the intersection of North State College…
Rank this Week: 188

Lawsuit Information Center

Lawsuit Information Center

Covers auto and truck accident, medical malpractice and products liability issues. By the Law Offices of Miller and Zois, LLC.

http://www.accidentinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Antibiotics and Nerve Damage | Avelox, Cipro, Levaquin

    Antibiotics and Nerve Damage | Avelox, Cipro, Levaquin
    I recently heard that if we all keep taking antibiotics we are going to be responsible for creating the “superbug.” The theory is that since the advent of antibiotics nearly a century ago, we have caused bacteria to become so…
  • Mar 26

    Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuit Information

    Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuit Information
    The data that links Zofran and birth defects keeps piling up. Lawsuits have been filed against the drug’s manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, because they failed to warn pregnant women that the drug can cause injuries to their unborn…
  • Mar 19

    Illinois Malpractice Verdicts | Malpractice Settlement Value

    Illinois Malpractice Verdicts | Malpractice Settlement Value
    I think sample settlements and verdicts are a useful tool in conjunction with other tools to help victims better understand at least the range of values in a medical malpractice case.  Clearly, no two cases are the same and you cannot…
Rank this Week: 742

Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Mar 30

    DEA Agent Charged With Acting as a Paid Mole for Silk Road

    DEA Agent Charged With Acting as a Paid Mole for Silk Road
    Nearly 18 months after the Silk Road online drug market was busted by law enforcement, the criminal charges rippling out from the case have now come full circle. The post DEA Agent Charged With Acting as a Paid Mole for Silk Road appeared…
  • Mar 30

    Feds Demand Reddit Identify Users of a Dark-Web Drug Forum

    Feds Demand Reddit Identify Users of a Dark-Web Drug Forum
    Over the last year, Reddit’s “dark net markets” discussion forum has grown into one of the central fixtures of the online drug scene. The post Feds Demand Reddit Identify Users of a Dark-Web Drug Forum appeared first on…
  • Mar 30

    US Used Zero-Day Exploits Before It Had Policies for Them

    US Used Zero-Day Exploits Before It Had Policies for Them
    A a new document sheds light on the backstory behind the development of the government’s zero-day policy and offers some insight into the motivations for establishing it. The post US Used Zero-Day Exploits Before It Had Policies for…
Rank this Week: 42

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

Covers current antitrust news and regulatory developments. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 657

ExportLawBlog

ExportLawBlog

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

http://www.exportlawblog.com
  • Mar 30

    Brotherly Love Only Goes So Far

    Brotherly Love Only Goes So Far
    I’ll admit it and apologize in advance.  The main reason for this story and for this link to Britain’s worst newspaper is so that I can run the picture of Ariel Maralit. Ariel, the guy in the photo on the right brandishing…
  • Mar 27

    PayPal Has No Pals at OFAC

    PayPal Has No Pals at OFAC
    Internet payment facilitator PayPal recently agreed to pay to the Office of Foreign Assets Control $7,658,300 in fines and penalties to settle charges that it processed 486 financial transactions involving embargoed countries and blocked…
  • Mar 25

    Dead Cubans Removed from SDN List; Fictional Daniel Garcia Stays On

    Dead Cubans Removed from SDN List; Fictional Daniel Garcia Stays On
    Yesterday the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) quietly removed a number of Cuba-related listings from its Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons list. These delistings included dissolved companies, dead people…
Rank this Week: 402

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

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

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Mar 30

    We’re Hiring!

    We’re Hiring!
    Do you want to work for the Law Library? We hope so, because we’re hiring GRAs for this summer! Positions Available The following positions will be filled: Reference GRAs, Summer (1 position) | Job Description Research GRAs, Summer…
  • Mar 13

    Spring Break Information, Including Shelving Project

    Spring Break Information, Including Shelving Project
    Spring break is nearly here! The Law Library will be open next week, but we will have shortened hours. We are also about to undergo a major project to get ready for the move to the new building. Here are our hours for the break: March 14-15:…
  • Mar 10

    Book Signing Today: Bill Usery

    Book Signing Today: Bill Usery
    Today (March 10th) at 4 p.m., the Law Library will host a talk and book signing with a notable guest, Bill Usery. Mr. Usery will be speaking about his distinguished career as a labor activist, mediator, and public servant on the occasion of…
Rank this Week: 576

Gavel to Gavel

Gavel to Gavel

Covers trends in legislative activity as it relates to the courts. By the National Center for State Courts.

http://gaveltogavel.us/
Rank this Week: 690

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Mar 30

    Ukraine's Russian Problem, Part 2

    Ukraine's Russian Problem, Part 2
    Ukraine is telling investors it must trim external debt by $15.3 billion. Its bonds have CACs but no aggregation, and a 50% vote is needed to bind holdouts. (Modification requires a quorum of at least 2/3 in aggregate principal amount;...
  • Mar 28

    Foreclosure Crisis Update

    Foreclosure Crisis Update
    Is the foreclosure crisis over? Yes and no. Since 2007, about six million homes have been sold at foreclosure sales (Foreclosures Public Data Summary Jan 2015). Today, about one million homes are still somewhere in the foreclosure process.…
  • Mar 27

    Clickwrap Contracts and the Federal Government

    Clickwrap Contracts and the Federal Government
    The government is a major player in the marketplace as a buyer of goods and services, but legal scholars seldom pay attention to the law governing federal acquisitions. As it turns out this nearly completely ignored branch of contract law...
Rank this Week: 77

Second Circuit Blog

Second Circuit Blog

Feature case summaries and commentary by the Federal Defenders office in New York City.

http://circuit2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 864

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 30

    Should the WTO Run International Climate Policy?

    Should the WTO Run International Climate Policy?
    Last Thursday, Ethan explained the difficulties with attempting to craft a new international climate treaty, and suggested biting off more snackable chunks to work on the problem piece-by-piece (a recommendation I have also made). Now, hot…
  • Mar 30

    News from a Warming World

    News from a Warming World
    There’s been a lot of interesting environmental news recently, much of which seems to have gotten little notice. The topics range from U.S. wind power (growing) to U.S. coal power and Arctic sea ice (both shrinking), with a bit of Ted…
  • Mar 26

    The Futility Of An International Climate Treaty

    The Futility Of An International Climate Treaty
    Call it Kyoto Syndrome, but each year for the past few decades we hear hopeful things about the upcoming negotiations for the “United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.” These discussions usually take place in some…
Rank this Week: 245

Asset Search Blog

Asset Search Blog

Covers asset searches, fraud investigations, and legal strategies for recovering hidden assets. By Fred L. Abrams.

http://www.assetsearchblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Private Investigators: Detecting Hidden Assets By Following A Money Trail

    Private Investigators: Detecting Hidden Assets By Following A Money Trail
    When vast sums of money are hidden in a bank account there is usually an electronic trace or other kind of money trail.  A skilled investigator may help detect the money trail, as suggested by my 2010 post Secreting Assets Without A…
  • Mar 23

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Collecting Evidence About Assets Concealed By A Trust

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Collecting Evidence About Assets Concealed By A Trust
    My post “Four Asset Concealment Tools” says that assets can be hidden by fraudulently transferring them to a trust.  This 15th post in the “Divorce & Hidden Money” series concentrates on the evidence…
  • Mar 16

    Recovering Art Assets & Cultural Heritage Property

    Recovering Art Assets & Cultural Heritage Property
    Divorcing spouses, debtors, determined criminals or others may hide and secretly transfer art assets and cultural heritage property.  The article below was written by Leila Amineddoleh, a partner and co-founder at Galluzzo &…
Rank this Week: 658

National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

Covers eminent domain news with a focus on Michigan. By Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski.

http://www.nationaleminentdomain.com/
  • Mar 30

    Is FERC Serious in Investigating Alternative Routes?

    Is FERC Serious in Investigating Alternative Routes?
    FERC has ordered Nexus to “investigate” whether a route can be provided which will not go through the more densely populated areas such as Green, Ohio. However, the notion that it is to be “investigated” does not give…
  • Mar 23

    Outstanding Appraiser Article

    Outstanding Appraiser Article
    Bill Rothman, an experienced Pennsylvania appraiser, provided an outstanding appraiser discussion about eminent domain. Mr. Rothman describes the process under which individuals deal with pipeline eminent domain actions in Pennsylvania.…
  • Mar 22

      Missoula may indeed have a right to…

      Missoula may indeed have a right to acquire and control the privately owned water utility. But the simple argument that “this is owned by out of state people who will sell to other out of state people” does not properly…
Rank this Week: 593

Green Building Law Update

Green Building Law Update

Covers green building trends and regulations for the construction, design and insurance industries. By Chris Cheatham.

http://www.greenbuildinglawupdate.com/
  • Mar 30

    All Solar Panels are Pervious in Maryland

    All Solar Panels are Pervious in Maryland
    Forget what you know about earth sciences and think law. By statute all solar panels are pervious in Maryland. Of course that doesn’t mean that rain actually passes through the solar panels or that in Maryland the panels are constructed…
  • Mar 22

    Eco Terrorism is Not in the Headlines so Did it Ever Exist?

    Eco Terrorism is Not in the Headlines so Did it Ever Exist?
    America’s most notorious eco-terrorist, Eric Taylor McDavid, was surprisingly released from prison earlier this year after serving 8 years of a 20 year sentence when a Federal judge determined “the FBI withheld documents from…
  • Mar 17

    Green Code Mandatory on April 1 For All Building in Baltimore

    Green Code Mandatory on April 1 For All Building in Baltimore
    By Jacqueline Lusk and Stuart Kaplow Baltimore City adopted the International Green Construction Code 2012 as an overlay to the City’s building, fire and related codes effective April 1, 2015. And despite that the IgCC becomes mandatory…
Rank this Week: 833

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Winnipeg woman, 98, packs up a lifetime of memorie

    Winnipeg woman, 98, packs up a lifetime of memorie
    I'd like to share with you an article I read from CBC News in Winnipeg. It's about Gail Carruthers, 98 years old, who is leaving her home to move to a long-term care facility. She's downsizing her possessions, just as thousands of other…
  • Mar 29

    What legal document does the executor have to submit to the court to close an estate?

    What legal document does the executor have to submit to the court to close an estate?
    Here is a question that I don't believe I've been asked before. That doesn't happen very often! This reader wants to know what an executor should file with the government to close an estate. Here is the question and my answer. "What…
  • Mar 28

    Why would someone buy your business?

    Why would someone buy your business?
    I always enjoy estate planning with business owners, as there are always a few interesting issues to resolve and some worthwhile challenges to overcome in the process. For business owners, estate planning can take much longer than it does for…
Rank this Week: 237

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
  • Mar 30

    Meet the Money® National Hotel Finance & Investment Conference – May 4-6, 2015 in Los Angele

    Meet the Money® National Hotel Finance & Investment Conference – May 4-6, 2015 in Los Angele
    30 March 2015 Meet the Money® National Hotel Finance & Investment Conference May 4-6, 2015 in Los Angeles The window of opportunity is open – choosing the right deals LOS ANGELES–Meet the Money® 2015 will mark the 25th…
  • Mar 19

    JMBM has sourced more than $700 million of EB-5 financing for new development project

    JMBM has sourced more than $700 million of EB-5 financing for new development project
    18 March 2015 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing.    The buzz continues on EB-5 financing for development projects. EB-5 financing is an important and viable source of construction financing for hotels, hotel…
  • Feb 12

    Succession planning for the family-owned hospitality busine

    Succession planning for the family-owned hospitality busine
    12 February 2015 Succession planning for the family-owned hospitality business: protecting your family and your business The hospitality industry has been kind to families over the centuries, providing a good living for many, and significant…
Rank this Week: 456

DRI Today

DRI Today

Features civil defense attorneys' perspectives on employment law, intellectual property, and product liability. From DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar.

http://forthedefense.org/Default.aspx
Rank this Week: 618

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law issues. By the Law Office of Neil Burns.

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Do Bankruptcy Statistics Follow the New Federal Study About Wealth in Boston?

    Do Bankruptcy Statistics Follow the New Federal Study About Wealth in Boston?
    In a study undertaken by the Boston Federal Reserve Bank regarding wealth and race, some unfortunate results were uncovered.   White households have significantly more wealth as measured by home equity, retirement accounts, and…
  • Mar 9

    Can I Keep My Tax Refund and Go Through Bankruptcy?

    Can I Keep My Tax Refund and Go Through Bankruptcy?
    Many folks call us and ask if they can keep their tax refund and still file for bankruptcy protection.  The short answer for many people is yes.  Of course, the real answer is that you should meet with an experienced Massachusetts…
  • Feb 26

    Bankruptcy 10 Years after the 2005 Law

    Bankruptcy 10 Years after the 2005 Law
    It is now almost 10 years since Congress passed, and President Bush signed, the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA), which went into effect in October 2005.  What, if any, conclusions can we find from ten…
Rank this Week: 847

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

Covers birth injuries, medical device liability, medical misdiagnosis and surgical errors. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticeattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 663

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/
  • Mar 30

    Heads up on soliciting donations-recruiters-instructors beware

    Heads up on soliciting donations-recruiters-instructors beware
    On 28 January 2015, DoD issued an instruction (DODI 1304.33) protecting against inappropriate relationships during recruiting and entry level training. Paragraph 1.a.(1)(k) of Enclosure (3) of this instruction expressly prohibits recruiters…
  • Mar 29

    Is there an SVC crisis?

    Is there an SVC crisis?
    I am for (and against) the SVC program.  I am mostly for it because it is necessary.  Over the years and prior to the Air Force start there were regulations in place that required the trial counsel to inform the “victim”…
  • Mar 10

    Worth the read

    Worth the read
    A couple of items have come across the transom today which are worth the read to military practitioners. James E. Baker, Is Military Justice Sentencing on the March? Should it be? And if so, Where should it Head? Court-Martial Sentencing…
Rank this Week: 637

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 841

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/
  • Mar 30

    Inmate wins civil rights appeal

    Inmate wins civil rights appeal
    This inmate brought a First Amendment lawsuit alleging that prison authorities retaliated against him for filing grievances. The inmates also raised a due process claim. The district court dismissed the case on summary judgment. The Court of…
  • Mar 26

    [Redacted]

    [Redacted]
    The Court of Appeals on March 26 issued a ruling that tells us very little about why the defendant is entitled to a re-sentencing. In fact, it tells us nothing.The case is United States v. Watkins. Here is the text of the ruling:Emory Watkins…
  • Mar 25

    GoDaddy is immune from defamation suit under Communications Decency Act

    GoDaddy is immune from defamation suit under Communications Decency Act
    This is a case for the modern age. Plaintiff was defamed in a union newsletter after he refused to endorse a union president in 2002. After plaintiff was blackballed from jobs for years, in 2012, the newsletters containing the defamatory…
Rank this Week: 848

North Carolina Estate Planning…

North Carolina Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.ncestateplanningblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    10 Things to Ask Your Accountant: Small Biz Webinar

    10 Things to Ask Your Accountant: Small Biz Webinar
    Our tax attorneys in Chapel Hill recently reviewed the advantages and disadvantages of investing or gifting your tax refund, tax issues when settling an estate, and ways to protect yourself from tax preparer fraud. As the tax season filing…
  • Mar 27

    Downsides of Do-It-Yourself Powers of Attorney

    Downsides of Do-It-Yourself Powers of Attorney
    Powers of attorney are powerful documents that grant another individual broad rights over medical and financial decisions. Such an important power should involve careful planning. Ready-made legal forms found online, software programs with…
  • Mar 25

    Beneficiary Designation Reminder

    Beneficiary Designation Reminder
    Beneficiary designation forms are an important way for account and asset owners to ensure the respective assets pass to the individuals of their choosing. Mistakes with beneficiary designations could result in serious loss – the…
Rank this Week: 615

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

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

http://floridaassetprotection.blogs.com/alperlaw/
  • Mar 30

    Head of Household Wage Garnishment Exemption For Non-Resident Debtor

    Head of Household Wage Garnishment Exemption For Non-Resident Debtor
    Florida Statute 222.11 prohibits a creditor from garnishing the earnings of a debtor who qualifies as head of household. Florida residents working in another state are unable to enforce this garnishment exemptions in foreign state courts…
  • Mar 23

    Florida Court Lacks Jurisdiction To Seize Foreign Checking Account In Forfeiture Action

    Florida Court Lacks Jurisdiction To Seize Foreign Checking Account In Forfeiture Action
    I have known clients who have opened bank accounts in other states where garnishments are more difficult. These clients have asked me whether a Florida court could issue an order garnishing the account or imposing another order concerning…
  • Mar 16

    Florida Court Finds Jurisdiction Over Offshore LLC Membership Interest

    Florida Court Finds Jurisdiction Over Offshore LLC Membership Interest
    An important rationale for offshore asset protection is effecting the removal of the debtor’s asset beyond the jurisdiction of U.S. courts. For example, people choose to form LLCs outside the U.S. because they believe a U.S. court would…
Rank this Week: 345