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Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Apr 23

    Those meant for trial work will feel invigorated rather than exhausted by the battle.

    Those meant for trial work will feel invigorated rather than exhausted by the battle.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Fighting for the best outcome for DWI/DUI, drugs, marijuana, sex charges, felonies and misdemeanors.     A recent online law firm article points out that…
  • Apr 19

    The Underdog blog turns 9 today. Happy 420.

    The Underdog blog turns 9 today. Happy 420.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Fighting for the best outcome for DWI/DUI, drugs, marijuana, sex charges, felonies and misdemeanors.     Today, Underdog turned nine…
  • Apr 18

    On creating the space, flow, and enjoyment for people to succeed.

    On creating the space, flow, and enjoyment for people to succeed.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Fighting for the best outcome for DWI/DUI, drugs, marijuana, sex charges, felonies and misdemeanors.     Success for my clients requires my not only…
Rank this Week: 228

Charlotte Law Library News

Charlotte Law Library News

Covers research, books and library news. From the Charlotte School of Law library team.

http://charlottelawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Apr 23

    ALR Student’s Corner: Department of Commerce: Minority Business Development Agency

    ALR Student’s Corner: Department of Commerce: Minority Business Development Agency
    The Commerce Department’s mission is to make American businesses more innovative at home and more competitive abroad. Responsible for everything from weather forecasts to patent protection, the following twelve departments of the…
  • Apr 21

    Metrolina Library Association Tech Summit 2015

    Metrolina Library Association Tech Summit 2015
    Librarians in the 21st Century are immersed in emerging technologies both in operating libraries and in helping patrons.  Each spring the Metrolina Library Association hosts a Tech Summit in Charlotte, North Carolina. Usually the format…
  • Apr 20

    Links We Love Weekly Round-Up — April 20, 2015

    Links We Love Weekly Round-Up — April 20, 2015
     5 Ways to Kill Your Dreams All of us want to invent that game-changing product, launch that successful company, write that best-selling book. And yet so few of us actually do it. Brazilian entrepreneur Bel Pesce breaks down five…
Rank this Week: 362

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

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

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
Rank this Week: 476

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Apr 23

    Is Plaintiff’s Fault Percentage Applied Before or After Tort Reform Damage Cap?

    Is Plaintiff’s Fault Percentage Applied Before or After Tort Reform Damage Cap?
    The Court of Appeals recently released an extensive opinion in a Tennessee car accident case, full of issues regarding evidence and trial questions. Three of the findings in this opinion are critical for tort lawyers to familiarize themselves…
  • Apr 21

    Tort Cases Pending Before the Tennessee Supreme Court

    Tort Cases Pending Before the Tennessee Supreme Court
    The Tennessee Supreme Court is currently reviewing the twelve cases of interest to Tennessee personal injury and wrongful death lawyers.  Click on the “continue reading”link to see the full list. 1.  Action Chiropractic…
  • Apr 21

    Email Blasts and Personal Jurisdiction

    Email Blasts and Personal Jurisdiction
    At what point do email blasts from one state into another allow a defendant to be sued in the state where the emails were sent (and where the plaintiff resides)? Plaintiff lived in Illinois and was injured at a ski resort in Wisconsin.…
Rank this Week: 277

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Apr 23

    Proxy Contests Tick Up in 2015

    Proxy Contests Tick Up in 2015
    Here’s news from Chris Cernich and Cristiano Guerra in ISS’s Special Situations Research: Thus far, 2015 is on track to be a record year for the number of U.S. proxy contests going to a vote, according to an analysis by ISS’…
  • Apr 22

    Preserving Net Operating Losses (NOL) Carryforward: Your Action Item

    Preserving Net Operating Losses (NOL) Carryforward: Your Action Item
    Many are getting inquires about NOL pills now that a lot of companies have turned the corner. In 2014, the number of companies adopting NOL Rights Plans hit a three-year high and a tie for the most such adoptions in any year since 1998, the…
  • Apr 21

    Shareholder Activism: Are You Prepared? PwC Wants to Assess You

    Shareholder Activism: Are You Prepared? PwC Wants to Assess You
    In this blog, “The Activist Investor” pushes back against PwC’s recent report on activist investors…
Rank this Week: 581

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

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

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • Apr 23

    Raul Castro Fears This More Than Anything Else

    Raul Castro Fears This More Than Anything Else
    Raul Castro is a coward. That is, in part, why he has always been, and always will be, second fiddle to his brother Fidel. He is also a cold-blooded murderer, possibly, a character flaw that Castro uses to overcompensate for his Napoleonic,…
  • Apr 19

    Drop All Hyphens and Ethnic Labels from GOP Politic

    Drop All Hyphens and Ethnic Labels from GOP Politic
    When my ancestors, yes (I’m old enough to have them already), fled Communist Cuba in the 1960s for freedom, they did so to start a new life, as Americans. Not as Cuban-Americans. Not as a Latino or Latino-American. Not as a Hispanic or…
  • Apr 15

    Americans Murdered By Terrorists, Do Not Matter

    Americans Murdered By Terrorists, Do Not Matter
    Americans murdered by a terrorist state, do not matter. The families of Americans seeking justice for murders by terror state, again, do not matter.That is the message that President Obama and his national security team telegraphed to the…
Rank this Week: 683

El Blog de Derecho Publico de…

El Blog de Derecho Publico de Sevach

Covers public law and legislation. By Professor J.R. Chaves.

http://contencioso.es/
  • Apr 23

    Recobrar la autoestima tras perder un litigio  

    Recobrar la autoestima tras perder un litigio  
         Un momento triste para el abogado, cuando ha estudiado el caso, ha diseñado la estrategia y ha cumplido con formas y plazos, tiene lugar cuando le notifican la sentencia y sus ojos ansiosos( si antes no lo ha hecho…
  • Apr 21

    Mi discurso de ingreso en la Real Academia Asturiana de Legislación y Jurisprudencia

    Mi discurso de ingreso en la Real Academia Asturiana de Legislación y Jurisprudencia
    Me complace informaros que me siento muy honrado y agradecido con mi designación como Académico de Número de la Real Academia Asturiana de Legislación y Jurisprudencia. Siempre es agradable que en tu tierra…
  • Apr 20

    Síntesis del avanzado anteproyecto de ley del procedimiento administrativo común

    Síntesis del avanzado anteproyecto de ley del procedimiento administrativo común
    El Anteproyecto de la Ley del Procedimiento Administrativo Común de las Administraciones Públicas, lanzado por el Gobierno el pasado 15 de Enero de 2015, (que por cierto con sus nuevas siglas bien podría bautizarse como…
Rank this Week: 714

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Apr 23

    The Illegitimate Children of Westero

    The Illegitimate Children of Westero
    In the Game of Thrones universe, being born out of wedlock results in significant negative social and legal consequences. A “bastard” – a term frequently used in the Seven Kingdoms, although no longer considered appropriate…
  • Apr 22

    A Succession Crisi

    A Succession Crisi
    The land of Westeros, the fictional kingdom of the TV show Game of Thrones, is experiencing a succession crisis. The King, Robert Baratheon, is dead, survived by no fewer than 20 children. However, most of his issue are illegitimate or…
  • Apr 22

    Hull on Estates #415 – Accounting obligations with digital assets and account

    Hull on Estates #415 – Accounting obligations with digital assets and account
    Listen to Hull on Estates #415 – Accounting obligations with digital assets and accounts Today on Hull on Estates, Jonathon Kappy and Noah Weisberg discuss administration and accounting obligations with respect to digital assets and…
Rank this Week: 92

Beyond Structured Settlements

Beyond Structured Settlements

Covers 468B settlement funds, factoring, medicare set-aside arrangements, settlement planning, special needs trusts and structured settlements. By Patrick Hindert.

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • Apr 22

    Misguided Recommendation

    Misguided Recommendation
    In a recent article titled "Time for Congress to Reform Structured Settlements", published April 20, 2015 in the Congress Blog, attorney Richard Risk alleges "Congress’ noble goal of supporting accident victims has been upended by the…
  • Apr 15

    ASNP 2015 Annual Conference

    ASNP 2015 Annual Conference
    The Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP), one of three national associations of special needs attorneys (the others being the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and the Special Needs Alliance (SNA), hosted its ninth annual…
  • Apr 5

    SSP 2015 Annual Conference - 2

    SSP 2015 Annual Conference - 2
    The Society of Settlement Planners (SSP) hosted its 2015 Annual Conference last week in Las Vegas with an unprecedented number of structured settlement association leaders as speakers and attendees including representatives from the National…
Rank this Week: 391

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    The First Amendment and the Redskins’ Trademark, Part II: A Shot Across the Bow from the Federal Circuit

    The First Amendment and the Redskins’ Trademark, Part II: A Shot Across the Bow from the Federal Circuit
    The following post is by Christine Haight Farley and Robert L. Tsai  (both of American); it is their second guest post on the Washington Professional Football Team trademark case. It is cross-posted at PrawfsBlawg.On Tuesday,…
  • Apr 21

    Guidance For State Legislators Seeking To Regulate "Fantasy Sports"

    Guidance For State Legislators Seeking To Regulate "Fantasy Sports"
    Those who follow this blog closely know that I have been writing here about legal issues in fantasy sports since long before the topic became chic.  I also am the author of two law review articles on the topic: "A Short Treatise on…
  • Apr 16

    Statutory Interpretation Rules May be Key to NJ Sports Betting Victory

    Statutory Interpretation Rules May be Key to NJ Sports Betting Victory
    As we await the impending decision in the New Jersey sports betting case (figure early-to-mid May), no clear consensus has emerged as to which side will win. Those of us who were in attendance for the Third Circuit oral argument are divided.…
Rank this Week: 449

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

Covers estate taxes, payroll taxes, sales taxes, tax evasion and tax fraud. By Russ Fox.

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Apr 22

    Don’t Call Us Continue

    Don’t Call Us Continue
    Back in the 1970s Saturday Night Live had this sketch of Lily Tomlin reprising her role as Ernestine the phone company operator (from Laugh-In): That’s how I feel about calling the IRS. I have three matters I need to get resolved with…
  • Apr 21

    Of Deadlines and Taxe

    Of Deadlines and Taxe
    As I look back at April 15th I can draw some conclusions. First, thank goodness the IRS relented on the property regulations. There is no way tax professionals would have been able to prepare all of the required Change in Accounting Methods.…
  • Apr 12

    Bozo Tax Tip #1: Let Your IRS Notice Age Like Fine Wine!

    Bozo Tax Tip #1: Let Your IRS Notice Age Like Fine Wine!
    My brother is a wine connoisseur. As all my friends know, I’m anything but a wine aficionado. But I have learned one difference between fine wine and a notice from the IRS: Wine can age very well but IRS notices don’t. Almost all…
Rank this Week: 905

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
  • Apr 22

    Jaffe OSC

    Jaffe OSC
    A judge in Manhattan has ordered a hearing that will touch upon the continuing debate over whether caged chimpanzees can be considered “legal persons,” in the eyes of the law, and thus sue, with human help, for their freedom.
  • Apr 21

    60 Apps in 60 Minutes 2015 – iPhone J.D.

    60 Apps in 60 Minutes 2015 – iPhone J.D.
    iPhone J.D. is published by Jeff Richardson, an attorney in New Orleans, Louisiana.  This past Saturday morning at ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago, I teamed up with Dallas attorney Tom Mighell, Ohio attorney Joe Bahgat and…
  • Apr 19

    Launching Today (4/14/15): A Cloud Platform for Bankruptcy Attorneys – Robert Ambrogi’s LawSite

    Launching Today (4/14/15): A Cloud Platform for Bankruptcy Attorneys – Robert Ambrogi’s LawSite
    Launching today (April 14, 2015) is NextChapter, a cloud platform for bankruptcy attorneys designed to help them prepare, manage and electronically file bankruptcy cases. Its founder says it is like TurboTax for bankruptcy cases, in that…
Rank this Week: 730

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Covers accounting/auditing, commercial lending, credit unions, electronic banking, privacy, RESPA and stocks. By Kevin Funnell.

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • Apr 22

    Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

    Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
    This post has absolutely nothing to do with banks or banking law. On the other hand, it involves a dark fantasy that many of us harbor, but few of us live out: killing your computer. When ctrl + alt +...
  • Apr 19

    Lizzie Warren's Latest Bad Idea

    Lizzie Warren's Latest Bad Idea
    Writing in Forbes, Tim Worstall dissects Elizabeth Warren's recent call for a tax on financial transactions and discovers that it's not only cancerous, but DOA. He first restates Warren's announced purpose for the tax. Among specific…
  • Apr 12

    The Fed's Cold Comfort To Colorado MJ Businesse

    The Fed's Cold Comfort To Colorado MJ Businesse
    I'm traveling this week on business, but I didn't want to leave town without a comment on the visit of Esther George. head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, to Denver last week. She was invited to meet...
Rank this Week: 194

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    An OSHA Inspection Can Be Costly for the Unprepared Employer

    An OSHA Inspection Can Be Costly for the Unprepared Employer
    Knock Knock!  Who’s there?  OSHA.  OSHA who?  OSHA, the federal agency responsible for workplace safety, which is going to hit your company with hefty fines if you are not prepared. This is no joke.  OSHA is a…
  • Apr 22

    New Jersey’s Ban the Box Law Goes Into Effect

    New Jersey’s Ban the Box Law Goes Into Effect
    On March 1, 2015, New Jersey’s Opportunity to Compete Act (also known as “Ban the Box”) went into effect.  The Act applies to employers with 15 or more employees over 20 calendar weeks that do business, employ people,…
  • Apr 20

    Data Encryption and Its Potential Effect on Litigation and Discovery

    Data Encryption and Its Potential Effect on Litigation and Discovery
    While most employers take many steps to avoid employment litigation, even the most meticulous of Human Resources departments sometimes find themselves facing a lawsuit in federal or state court. In some respects, technology has made…
Rank this Week: 793

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    Shelter that housed bar ‘rapist’ ousts dozens of sex offender

    Shelter that housed bar ‘rapist’ ousts dozens of sex offender
    4-22-15 New York: The Kips Bay men’s shelter that was home to serial sex fiend Rodney Stover before he allegedly raped a woman in a bar bathroom has booted all of its Level 3 sex offenders, it was announced Tuesday. The Bellevue Men’s…
  • Apr 22

    A Violent Sex Offender Is Released Into the Public Spotlight

    A Violent Sex Offender Is Released Into the Public Spotlight
    See earlier story HERE 4-22-15 Vermont: One week after completing a 23-year prison sentence for a violent sexual assault, Richard Laws walked through downtown Burlington on a sun-drenched afternoon — a "free" man. Major media…
  • Apr 21

    Franklin County sheriff fined for refusing to allow sex offender on work release

    Franklin County sheriff fined for refusing to allow sex offender on work release
    4-21-15 Washington: Franklin County Sheriff Jim Raymond was fined $100 after refusing to allow a sex offender into work release. Raymond said the jail’s rules for work release do not allow sex offenders to take part in the program. But…
Rank this Week: 62

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Apr 22

    Why Coral Gable Should Use STV for Commission Election

    Why Coral Gable Should Use STV for Commission Election
    Because Coral Gables does not have run-off elections, there is always a risk in multi-candidate Commission elections that a person might elected with less than a majority vote.  Indeed, this has happened more than once in recent memory,…
  • Apr 22

    ‘Thinking Like A Lawyer’ Proved to Exist

    ‘Thinking Like A Lawyer’ Proved to Exist
    ‘Ideology’ or ‘Situation Sense’? An Experimental Investigation of Motivated Reasoning and Professional Judgment: This paper reports the results of a study on whether political predispositions influence judicial…
  • Apr 18

    The Rise of Robot Governance

    The Rise of Robot Governance
    net.wars: Multiplicity has the best write-up of We Robot 2015 that I’ve seen yet. My favorite quote: [David] Post led the discussion to broader questions: if you’re going to intervene in the development of new norms and law, when…
Rank this Week: 41

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Covers broker fraud, investor fraud, marketing timing, and securities fraud. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Trader Blamed in 2010 Flash Crash is Arrested in London

    Trader Blamed in 2010 Flash Crash is Arrested in London
    Almost five years after the 20-minute Flash Crash when the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged nearly 600 points and then quickly rebounded, the U.S. Department of Justice has arrested trader Navinder Singh Sarao. He is accused of allegedly…
  • Apr 18

    Texas Securities Scam Allegedly Bilked Investors of $4.4M

    Texas Securities Scam Allegedly Bilked Investors of $4.4M
    The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a lawsuit accusing Mieka Energy Corporation of Texas Securities Fraud. The oil and gas company and Daro Ray Blankenship, its president and founder, allegedly defrauded at least 60 investors…
  • Apr 16

    Former JPMorgan Chase Investment Adviser Faces Criminal and Civil Charges for Allegedly Stealing $20M from Client

    Former JPMorgan Chase Investment Adviser Faces Criminal and Civil Charges for Allegedly Stealing $20M from Client
    Michael Oppenheim, an ex-JPMorgan Chase (JPM) investment adviser, was arrested this week and charged with bilking clients of at least $20 million. Oppenheim worked for the firm from 2002 until March of this year. Authorities claim that…
Rank this Week: 149

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Apr 22

    Nevada Anti-SLAPP Law Threatened

    Nevada Anti-SLAPP Law Threatened
    In 2013, Nevada enacted an anti-SLAPP law… something all states should have, but only 28 do (and those laws vary in quality). SLAPP stands for “strategic lawsuit against public participation.” It’s basically the type…
  • Apr 21

    Medifast is Ordered to Pay Fees…. Five Years After Filing a SLAPP Suit

    Medifast is Ordered to Pay Fees…. Five Years After Filing a SLAPP Suit
    It’s taken more than five years and hundreds of thousands of dollars to dispose of the frivolous and unethical lawsuit Medifast Inc. (aka Take Shape For Life) and their dishonest attorneys filed against Tracy Coenen and Sequence Inc.…
  • Apr 20

    Recovering From a Fraud Lo

    Recovering From a Fraud Lo
    Frauds committed by employees can have devastating effects on businesses. The company’s finances suffer, employee morale may drop, and the company’s reputation could be affected by negative publicity. Following the investigation…
Rank this Week: 73

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

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

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 295

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
  • Apr 22

    Houston CEO Indicted For Not Having an Export License That He Didn’t Need

    Houston CEO Indicted For Not Having an Export License That He Didn’t Need
    Houston-based Smart Power Systems and its CEO Bahram Mechanic (as well as various other individuals) were indicted last week on charges that they exported certain export-controlled items to Iran without a license. The indictment alleges that…
  • Apr 21

    Texas Judge Indicted For Illegal Firearm Export

    Texas Judge Indicted For Illegal Firearm Export
    ABOVE: Judge Tim Wright Well, it is probably safe to say that not many (if any) judges have been indicted on allegations of illegally exporting firearms. But that’s what happened to Judge Tim Wright, a judge in Williamson County, Texas,…
  • Apr 16

    Thursday Grab Bag

    Thursday Grab Bag
    Here are a few recent developments that you may have missed: Last month we criticized the Department of Justice for conspiring with foreign luxury car makers to jail U.S. citizens who exported luxury cars to China to arbitrage the difference…
Rank this Week: 403

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Apr 22

    Marco Randazza SLAPPS back

    Marco Randazza SLAPPS back
    Spread the word. If you care about free speech anywhere, spread the word. https://t.co/CofJcTWNVt — Marc J. Randazza (@marcorandazza) April 22, 2015 My brother-from-another-mother Marc Randazza is obsessed these days, and…
  • Apr 20

    Federal Circuit on the THE SLANTS: Shut up about the constitution already

    Federal Circuit on the THE SLANTS: Shut up about the constitution already
    Remember when I said, and said, and said, the appeal involving the TTAB’s rejection of the trademark application for THE SLANTS was fundamentally about PTO procedure and hardly at a matter of constitutional law?  And that the…
  • Apr 15

    Trademarks — and Copyrights — in the Public Interest?

    Trademarks — and Copyrights — in the Public Interest?
    Originally posted 2005-09-26 18:31:09. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWired News reports: Transit officials in New York and San Francisco have launched a copyright crackdown on a website offering free downloadable subway maps designed to be…
Rank this Week: 139

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 83

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian F. Havel and John Q. Mulligan.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Apr 22

    7th Circuit Denies Attempt to Bring EU 261 Claims in U.S. Court

    7th Circuit Denies Attempt to Bring EU 261 Claims in U.S. Court
    Earlier this month the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Volodarskiy v. Delta Airlines, affirming the opinion of the Northern District Court of Illinois that Regulation 261/2004 of the European Union (EU 261), which…
  • Apr 8

    European Commission Approves French State Aid Scheme

    European Commission Approves French State Aid Scheme
    Applying the recently revised Guidelines on State aid to airports and airlines, the European Commission has approved three schemes proposed by the French government for the purposes of improving regional connectivity and development and…
  • Apr 2

    Explainer on Germanwing

    Explainer on Germanwing
    We hope to offer additional details and commentary as more facts emerge from last week's tragedy involving Germanwings Flight 9525, but for now what follows is an overview of the basic legal issues pertaining to the event as we understand...
Rank this Week: 256

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Covers listing decisions, critical habitats and endangered species litigation. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
Rank this Week: 727

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Apr 22

    Parenthood

    Parenthood
    From CNN: Robert Boardwine's path to fatherhood was unconventional, but Virginia's appeals court said Tuesday he is legally entitled to be a part of his son's life. Boardwine's friend, Joyce Bruce, had used his sperm and a turkey baster to...
  • Apr 18

    Fertility Agreement

    Fertility Agreement
    From Daily News: The legal battle actress Sofia Vergara is waging with ex-boyfriend Nick Loeb over frozen embryos is one that couples have fought since at least the early 1990s. “It’s coming up more and more frequently,” said George…
  • Apr 14

    Book Series on Families, Law, and Society

    Book Series on Families, Law, and Society
    Families, Law, and Society is a fascinating book series from NYU Press, see the book line up here: Download Families, Law, and Society Book Series. General editor Nancy E. Dowd (University of Florida) notes: "All of these wonderful…
Rank this Week: 133

Law Actually

Law Actually

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

http://lawactually.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    3 Kinds of People Who Should Already Have a Lawyer

    3 Kinds of People Who Should Already Have a Lawyer
    Guest PostNearly half of all human adults will go to court at some point in their lives. Most of these won’t have anticipated this eventuality, and will have to scramble to prepare themselves. As such, many will be under prepared,…
  • Apr 17

    Entrepreneurs and investors – the UK is open for business!

    Entrepreneurs and investors – the UK is open for business!
    Guest PostThe Chinese year of the Sheep began on the 19th February and Master Hans Cua, the youngest Feng Shui master in Asia, predicted that in the year of the Wooden Sheep businesses dealing with textile, fashion, paper, rubber and wood…
  • Mar 22

    Broadchurch creator comes out fighting to defend second serie

    Broadchurch creator comes out fighting to defend second serie
    I came to the Broadchurch party much later than most (in fact, only since earlier this year), but I’ve watched series one and two twice now. It’s one of the best things I’ve seen in a long time. For what it’s worth,…
Rank this Week: 426

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers various nursing home abuse and elder neglect issues such as signs and symptoms of neglect, and California Elder Abuse and Neglect Law. By Walton Law Firm LLP.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Rising Costs of Elder Care in California Prompt Additional Scrutiny

    Rising Costs of Elder Care in California Prompt Additional Scrutiny
    Given that reports concerning nursing home abuse and neglect have made clear that such crimes simply don’t discriminate based on the cost of a facility, should Californians be concerned about the link between the rising costs of…
  • Apr 17

    California Begins Clearing Nursing Home Complaint Backlog

    California Begins Clearing Nursing Home Complaint Backlog
    Over the past year, elderly California residents and their family members have been made all too aware that, if they file elder abuse complaints, the Department of Public Health isn’t likely to respond in a timely manner. However,…
  • Apr 8

    Learning More About Elder Abuse Investigation

    Learning More About Elder Abuse Investigation
    How, exactly, do elder abuse investigations work? After national news that Harper Lee, the famous author of To Kill A Mockingbird, might have been the victim of elder abuse, an article in Slate provided an in-depth look into investigations…
Rank this Week: 928

Michael Markarian: Animals &…

Michael Markarian: Animals & Politics

Covers elections, ballot measures, and legislation. By the Humane Society Legislative Fund.

http://blog.hslf.org/political_animal/
  • Apr 22

    A Big Bang to Stop Horse Slaughter

    A Big Bang to Stop Horse Slaughter
    A bipartisan team of lawmakers today introduced federal legislation to stop the butchering of America’s companion horses and the peddling of their doped up meat to foreign consumers. The HSUS For the past two fiscal years, Congress has…
  • Apr 14

    See No Evil: Dogfighting Spectator Law Already Making a Difference

    See No Evil: Dogfighting Spectator Law Already Making a Difference
    The Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act, which we worked with Congress to enact last year, is now having a tangible impact in the field and helping to crack down on the entire cast of characters involved in animal…
  • Apr 8

    Montana: The Nation’s Safe Haven for Dogfighting Booster

    Montana: The Nation’s Safe Haven for Dogfighting Booster
    There's only one state in the country that hasn't criminalized attending a dogfight. If you live in Montana, contact your legislators today to protect dogs.      Related StoriesAnimal Fighting Suffers a…
Rank this Week: 632

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/
  • Apr 22

    Can UberPOOL Make Carpooling Cool?

    Can UberPOOL Make Carpooling Cool?
    As readers of the blog know, I have not been a fan of Uber's scorched-earth approach to skirting level-playing field legislation and the company's simultaneous effort to seek out legislation that preferences their way of doing business. That…
  • Apr 22

    Are Earth Day cookies an endangered species?

    Are Earth Day cookies an endangered species?
    Happy Earth Day! I contemplated posting something serious about Earth Day and land use today. But then, I began to think, you know, every day is Earth Day here at Land Use Prof Blog, and so I thought about what...
  • Apr 22

    Fordham Urban Law Center's Sharing Economy | Sharing City Conference - April 24

    Fordham Urban Law Center's Sharing Economy | Sharing City Conference - April 24
    On Friday, April 24, Fordham's Urban Law Center will host Sharing Economy, Sharing City: Urban Law and the New Economy, a day-long conference on a number of sharing economy issues. I believe it is the first legal academic conference solely...
Rank this Week: 164

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

Insight and information on Louisiana law, litigation and legal culture. By Kean Miller.

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 779

Vermont Law School's Library Blog

Vermont Law School's Library Blog

Covers legal news and information about the library.

http://vlslibrary.wordpress.com
  • Apr 22

    Study period and exam hour

    Study period and exam hour
    According to the little birdies, the library will open early and close late during the study and exam hours. Thank you to our wonderful student staff! Our hours are: April 25- May 7,  Saturday to Thursday,  7:30 – midnight May…
  • Apr 3

    Where do you find docket information on your own?

    Where do you find docket information on your own?
    You may have already heard PACER when you look for a docket of a case. As a law student at VLS, you can also obtain docket information on your own from Bloomberg Law. Bloomberg Law is a comprehensive legal resource … Continue reading…
  • Mar 4

    Library Spring Break Hour

    Library Spring Break Hour
    The library will be on shorter hours next week for spring break. Our hours will be: Friday, March…
Rank this Week: 489

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

Reports on judicial decisions of significance to business and shareholders. By Mack Sperling of Brooks Pierce LLP.

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
  • Apr 22

    Business Court Denies TRO In The Midst of A Proxy Fight

    Business Court Denies TRO In The Midst of A Proxy Fight
    The Defendant in Allcorn v. Bradley Creek Boatominium, Inc. sought an injunction against the Plaintiffs in the midst of a proxy fight as to their allegedly defamatory statements in connection with the election of the Defendant's board of…
  • Apr 14

    Some Stats On The Business Court

    Some Stats On The Business Court
    When the North Carolina Legislature "modernized" the Business Court last year, it added a provision to the General Statutes mandating that the Director of the Administrative Office of the Courts prepare a report, twice a year, showing the…
  • Apr 10

    NC Business Court Takes On The Oxford Comma

    NC Business Court Takes On The Oxford Comma
    You most likely have heard of the Oxford Comma.  It is also referred to as the "serial comma."  If you are not familiar with this literary device, it is a comma placed before the word "and" or another conjunction (like or or nor) in…
Rank this Week: 507

Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

Analyzes and covers developments in employment and labor issues. By Hunton & Williams.

http://www.huntonlaborblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Seventh Circuit Reins in Overtime in Alvarado v. Corporate Cleaning Serv., Inc.

    Seventh Circuit Reins in Overtime in Alvarado v. Corporate Cleaning Serv., Inc.
    On April 1, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit decided Alvarado v. Corporate Cleaning Serv., Inc., 2015 WL 1456573 (7th Cir. Apr. 1, 2015), an important decision interpreting the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime…
  • Apr 15

    Virginia Becomes the Next State to "Ban the Box"

    Virginia Becomes the Next State to "Ban the Box"
    On April 3, 2015, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an Executive Order that “bans the box” and prohibits Virginia agencies, boards, and commissions from asking questions about an applicant’s criminal history on…
  • Apr 10

    Health Care Reform - Updated Employer Compliance Timeline and Checklist

    Health Care Reform - Updated Employer Compliance Timeline and Checklist
    The government has continued to issue a number of regulations and other guidance on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and related health care laws, including the following: Final regulations on the use of “bona fide…
Rank this Week: 782

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 350

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 22

    Best Practices in Counseling? Ethical Practices in Counseling?

    Best Practices in Counseling? Ethical Practices in Counseling?
    This morning, on the WBUR (Boston) radio station, a criminal trial professor (from New York) was discussing the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, recently convicted of the bombing of the Boston Marathon two years ago, with hosts Margery Eagan and…
  • Apr 16

    Teaching the Students We Have – The Changing Student Body

    Teaching the Students We Have – The Changing Student Body
    Yesterday’s Bloomberg Business article leads with a startling headline:  The Smartest People Are Opting Out of Law School. It seems that while law school matriculation numbers have been declining, in addition, far fewer…
  • Apr 15

    Best Practices in Interviewing – an Ethical Conundrum from the Office of an Immigration Clinic

    Best Practices in Interviewing – an Ethical Conundrum from the Office of an Immigration Clinic
    In recent years a term has been coined describing the unfortunate links that have grown up, over the past nearly 20 years, between immigration law and criminal law: crimmigration. Many criminal lawyers have realized the need to educate…
Rank this Week: 924

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

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Apr 22

    Podcast: Why the iPad is the Best Tablet for Litigator

    Podcast: Why the iPad is the Best Tablet for Litigator
    This month's Digital Edge podcast, Why the iPad is the Best Tablet for Litigators, features Tom Mighell, author of the ABA book, iPad in One Hour for Litigators, Second Edition. While there are now many interesting versions of tablets and...
  • Mar 20

    Podcast: Speech Recognition and Dictation Solutions for Today’s Lawyer

    Podcast: Speech Recognition and Dictation Solutions for Today’s Lawyer
    Our Digital Edge podcast on Speech Recognition and Dictation Solutions for Today’s Lawyer was so good that I have already listened to it again. But that is not bragging because what Sharon Nelson and I did was to sign up...
  • Mar 6

    It is time for YOU to attend ABA TECHSHOW 2015

    It is time for YOU to attend ABA TECHSHOW 2015
    Whether you have never been to an ABA TECHSHOW or you have been to several in the past, it is time to sign up to attend this year. With the increasing daily use of technology in lawyer's practices and the...
Rank this Week: 393

ThomChat

ThomChat

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Library Blog

http://tjsllibrary.wordpress.com
  • Apr 22

    Free Intellectual Property and Licensing Workshop

    Free Intellectual Property and Licensing Workshop
    Intellectual Property and Licensing Workshop Friday, April 24, 2015  Host: Kamala Janiyani, UC San Diego Organizer: San Diego Center for Systems Biology Interested in Intellectual Property? Attend this free workshop on Intellectual…
  • Apr 20

    Library Week Prize Winners!

    Library Week Prize Winners!
    Thanks to everyone who participated in the Library Week survey and trivia game. The prize winners are: Scott Dailey – Westlaw Goodie Bag Alyssa Cejka – Lexis Study Aid Laura Rose Mattheis – Lexis Study Aid Victoria Knott…
  • Apr 16

    Library Week Survey and Scavenger Hunt – Reminder

    Library Week Survey and Scavenger Hunt – Reminder
    Reminder – Friday April 17, at 5:00 p.m. is the deadline for students to participate in the survey on library services and scavenger hunt, as part of our Library Week celebration. You can find the anonymous survey at…
Rank this Week: 826

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Apr 22

    2015.55: Texas SB344 vs. HB861

    2015.55: Texas SB344 vs. HB861
    Texas Senate Bill 344: By: Huffman S.B. No. 344 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT relating to the prosecution of the offense of online solicitation of a minor. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: … Continue reading…
  • Apr 19

    2015.54: Statute of Limitations Law Geekery

    2015.54: Statute of Limitations Law Geekery
    In 2010 D is charged with communicating through a commercial online service in a sexually explicit manner with a minor under Section 33.021(b) of the Texas Penal Code. He is convicted in 2011 and put on probation, which he complies…
  • Apr 15

    2015.53: Get a Grip, Gaa

    2015.53: Get a Grip, Gaa
    That’s a cop allowing a girl to get out of a minor-in-possession ticket by winning a game of rock-paper-scissors. Here‘s Burleson County Precinct 2 Constable Dennis Gaas’s take: Gaas says he found out about the incident last…
Rank this Week: 200

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/
  • Apr 22

    What to do about an estate lawyer who misbehave

    What to do about an estate lawyer who misbehave
    A reader of this blog recently suggested to me that he'd like to see an article about what to do when the lawyer for the estate has misbehaved. I took him up on the suggestion because I realize that plenty of people - executors and…
  • Apr 22

    Is taking a greedy executor to court to pass accounts worth it?

    Is taking a greedy executor to court to pass accounts worth it?
    Whenever a person is thinking about bringing a lawsuit against someone, he or she goes through the mental process of weighing risks and downside against potential gains. The question is whether the lawsuit is worth it. A large part of the…
  • Apr 15

    Crash victim's will made all the difference - Saanich New

    Crash victim's will made all the difference - Saanich New
    When I talk to people who don't have wills and I ask them why they haven't made one yet, I get a variety of answers. The one I hear the most is that people plan to make wills "later", when they are older, or sick, or injured. They…
Rank this Week: 239

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 12: David Albouy's Should We Be Taxed Out of Our Homes?: The Optimal Taxation of Housing Consumption

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 12: David Albouy's Should We Be Taxed Out of Our Homes?: The Optimal Taxation of Housing Consumption
    Yesterday at the colloquium, David Albouy presented the above article, applying optimal tax theory to the question of how consumption via home occupancy should be taxed.  This was welcome diversification of the balance in our overall…
  • Apr 19

    Sign of the time

    Sign of the time
    Last year my wife and I went to the Tribeca Film Festival for the first time, saw an absolutely stunning, wrenchingly sad, film called Gabriel, plus a documentary that was just OK.This year, we're headed back for 4 bites at the apple, no…
  • Apr 17

    Someone thinks we're stupid

    Someone thinks we're stupid
    The House of Representatives just voted to repeal the estate tax, while also preserving the tax-free step-up in basis at death for appreciated assets.As others have said, one couldn't ask for a clearer illustration of House Republican…
Rank this Week: 654

Injury Law Blog

Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.injurylawyerblog.center/
  • Apr 22

    10 Oil Worker Deaths Attributed to Hydrocarbon Chemical

    10 Oil Worker Deaths Attributed to Hydrocarbon Chemical
    Government agencies recently acknowledged a pattern among oil worker fatalities, which were previously ruled natural deaths by heart failure. The stunning similarities among these deaths are forcing industry insiders to consider the role of…
  • Apr 20

    How Rauner's Plans for Reform will Harm Injured Illinoisian

    How Rauner's Plans for Reform will Harm Injured Illinoisian
    In Governor Rauner's State of the State Address in February 2015, he made direct remarks about his plans to reform the personal injury legal system in Illinois. Among his remarks, he proposed prohibiting trial lawyers from contributing to…
  • Apr 15

    Virus Hits Two Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

    Virus Hits Two Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship
    More than 200 passengers aboard two Royal Caribbean cruise ships have been infected with norovirus, causing the ships to dock for medical care. Cruise ship injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins explain how personal injury cases are argued…
Rank this Week: 630

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Woman Indicted on Loan Modification Fraud Charge

    Woman Indicted on Loan Modification Fraud Charge
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Constance Kanary, 52, Toledo, Ohio, is the subject of a two-count indictment charging her with participating a fraudulent home loan modification conspiracy. The defendant was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit…
  • Apr 22

    Former Loan Officer Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribe

    Former Loan Officer Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribe
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Johnny Gutierrez, 50, Stafford, Virginia, a former loan officer at the Export-Import Bank of the United States pleaded guilty in federal court for accepting more than $78,000 in bribes in return for recommending the…
  • Apr 21

    Fraudster Jailed for Stealing More Than $187,000 in Mortgage Payment

    Fraudster Jailed for Stealing More Than $187,000 in Mortgage Payment
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Mario Coniglione, 51, Staten Island, New York, was sentenced by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Anthony J. Mellaci, Jr. to seven years in a New Jersey state prison for stealing more than  $187,000 from a pair of…
Rank this Week: 8

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Apr 22

    Top 4 Services Your Social Security Disability Attorney Should Provide

    Top 4 Services Your Social Security Disability Attorney Should Provide
    Hiring an attorney can be scary. You are asking someone to represent you with a legal issue that affects your life! If you are like most people, you’ve had very little if any interaction with attorneys or the legal process. So how will…
  • Apr 21

    What Constitutes Negligence?

    What Constitutes Negligence?
    As an attorney who represents those injured by the negligence of others, I am often asked by clients “what does negligence mean?”  Basically, negligence is the failure to exercise the standard of care that a “reasonably…
  • Apr 20

    Zofran Birth Defects Lawsuits: What You Need To Know

    Zofran Birth Defects Lawsuits: What You Need To Know
    The drug Zofran, also known as Ondansetron, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat cancer patients with nausea and vomiting after chemotherapy as well as treat post-operative patients on pain medications.…
Rank this Week: 542

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
Rank this Week: 351