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Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

Discusses arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. By Karl Bayer.

http://www.disputingblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    Special Masters: How To Make the Best of Both Worlds, Part II

    Special Masters: How To Make the Best of Both Worlds, Part II
    OK, so in Part One we all agreed that we need to give people a better choice than the one between a system of civil litigation that does a great job of permitting appeals, but is perceived to be, or is, too cumbersome or expensive to resolve…
  • Nov 18

    Part Two: Arbitration in Evolution

    Part Two: Arbitration in Evolution
    In Part One of this series, Disputing highlighted the survey group profile described in “Arbitration in Evolution: Current Practices and Perspectives of Experienced Arbitrators,” authored by Pepperdine University School of Law…
  • Nov 14

    Part One: Arbitration in Evolution

    Part One: Arbitration in Evolution
    Professor Thomas Stipanowich, Pepperdine University School of Law, and Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution Research Fellow Zachary Ulrich, have published “Arbitration in Evolution: Current Practices and Perspectives of Experienced…
Rank this Week: 198

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/
  • Nov 20

    NASP 2014 Annual Conference

    NASP 2014 Annual Conference
    The National Association of Settlement Purchasers (NASP) celebrated its 10th annual conference November 5-6, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas with record attendance, recognition of past accomplishments and a clear existential message from its…
  • Nov 12

    NSSTA 2014 Fall Educational Conference

    NSSTA 2014 Fall Educational Conference
    Although David Ringler was unable to attend the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) 2014 Fall Educational Conference October 29-30 in La Jolla, California, he had an apparent impact. Ringler, NSSTA's first president,…
  • Oct 16

    S2P2J Release 56

    S2P2J Release 56
    Publisher Law Journal Press will be distributing hard copy supplements for Release 56 of "Structured Settlements and Periodic Payment Judgments" (S2P2J) later this month with online S2P2J subscribers receiving their update automatically and…
Rank this Week: 594

Animal Legal Defense Fund Blog

Animal Legal Defense Fund Blog

Covers animal cruelty, animal law, pet trusts, factory farming and animal neglect.

http://aldf.org/blog/
  • Nov 20

    Legally Brief: Traffic Reports Finally Released in Horse Carriage Accident

    Legally Brief: Traffic Reports Finally Released in Horse Carriage Accident
    ALDF has acquired shocking new records about horse-drawn carriage accidents documented by the New York Police Department (NYPD).
  • Nov 19

    The Miserable Life of a Mother Pig

    The Miserable Life of a Mother Pig
    Gestation crates are inhumane because pregnant pigs suffer severe mental and physical abuse when confined to them.
  • Nov 15

    Room to Roam: The Importance of Sanctuary

    Room to Roam: The Importance of Sanctuary
    Hen Harbor was conceived of as a place for hens rescued from the egg industry to live out their remaining days in safety and sanctuary. These are the stories of how Hen Harbor's residents found sanctuary.
Rank this Week: 980

Popehat

Popehat

A Group Complaint about Law, Liberty, and Leisure

http://www.popehat.com
  • Nov 20

    Is Rapper Brandon "Tiny Doo" Duncan Being Prosecuted For Rapping About Gangs?

    Is Rapper Brandon "Tiny Doo" Duncan Being Prosecuted For Rapping About Gangs?
    Two things are clear: Brandon Duncan raps under the name "Tiny Doo," and he's being prosecuted for participation in the Lincoln Park street gang in San Diego. After that, things get a little cloudy. But it appears that the San Diego County…
  • Nov 19

    The Speechfather

    The Speechfather
    It was late when Zach arrived back at the mall from the newspaper office. The entrance was blocked by a restraining order, partially shredded. Zach and Tom walked on, past the two Human Rights Commissioners the government had stationed to…
  • Nov 18

    With Apologies To Baron Macaulay

    With Apologies To Baron Macaulay
    XXVII Then out spake prim Horatius, The Censor of the Gate: "To every persyn upon this earth Butthurt cometh soon or late. And how can we do better When facing fearful speech, Than shut down all discussion, And stop the crimethink's reach?…
Rank this Week: 322

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/
  • Nov 20

    Supreme Court of Arizona Gives Trade Secrets Preemption a Narrow Construction

    Supreme Court of Arizona Gives Trade Secrets Preemption a Narrow Construction
    Perhaps the most boring question in all of trade secrets law generates a lot of commentary, particularly in the blogosphere.The question is whether the displacement provision of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act applies to claims based on…
  • Nov 11

    Unpacking Bad Faith

    Unpacking Bad Faith
    A very smart lawyer at a very large firm once told me something very convincing.All the good stuff lies in the privilege log.The notion of "bad faith" prompted this comment. And by bad faith, I generally refer to the defense perception that…
  • Nov 4

    Aleynikov's Observations on Jurie

    Aleynikov's Observations on Jurie
    Jurors called to serve look forward to the possibility of drawing an exciting (even if tragic) case.Non-compete cases are not exciting.At least by the average layperson's standard.This is why the specter of a jury trial may cause parties to…
Rank this Week: 525

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Nov 20

    Who Is At Fault and Who Will be Liable in a Lyft Ride Sharing Crash?

    Who Is At Fault and Who Will be Liable in a Lyft Ride Sharing Crash?
    Car crashes are common, especially in the automobile-dependent American culture. It's one of the reasons why drivers are required to hold a valid insurance policy. Typically, when a driver is at fault in an accident, their insurance policy…
  • Nov 6

    Chipotle Employees Claim They are Underpaid: Class Action Lawsuits Filed

    Chipotle Employees Claim They are Underpaid: Class Action Lawsuits Filed
    Restaurant employees are required to work long hours. Running a restaurant begins hours before and sometimes continues for hours after the actual operating hours. In addition, employees are required to attend staff meetings, training sessions…
  • Oct 31

    Nevada Parents Sue School District Over Failure to Report Bullying

    Nevada Parents Sue School District Over Failure to Report Bullying
    Nevada parents Jennifer and Jason Lamberth thought everything was going well with their 13 year-old daughter, Hailee. She was enrolled as a seventh grader at White Middle School in Henderson. The day that her life came to a tragic end, she…
Rank this Week: 643

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/
  • Nov 20

    Private Exchanges: Employer Health Program Panacea or Problem? Consider Carefully!

    Private Exchanges: Employer Health Program Panacea or Problem? Consider Carefully!
    Employers trying to continue offering affordable health and welfare benefits amid the expanding costs and regulations enacted under the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (ACA) often are encouraged by some consultants and brokers to…
  • Nov 17

    Tell Senate To Pass Fix To ACA’s Full-Time Employee Definition

    Tell Senate To Pass Fix To ACA’s Full-Time Employee Definition
    Employers and others concerned about the financial, reporting and other burdens of complying with the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (ACA) “pay-or-play” employer shared responsibility rules imposed under Internal…
  • Nov 17

    HHS Delays Deadline To Submit ACA Reinsurance Program Enrollment Counts To 12/5

    HHS Delays Deadline To Submit ACA Reinsurance Program Enrollment Counts To 12/5
    The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has yielded to requests for an extension of the deadline for contributing entities to submit their 2014 enrollment counts for transitional reinsurance program contributions under 45 CFR…
Rank this Week: 631

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/
  • Nov 20

    Laguna v. Coverall North America (9th Cir. - Nov. 20, 2014)

    Laguna v. Coverall North America (9th Cir. - Nov. 20, 2014)
    Is that pesky Ninth Circuit perhaps getting in the way of your cushy class action settlement and fee award?  Fear not.  They've got an app for that.The settlement at issue in this case gives former franchisees $475 in cash and adds…
  • Nov 19

    Helgestad v. Vargas (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 18, 2014)

    Helgestad v. Vargas (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 18, 2014)
    Sometimes I lean towards not talking about opinions by a particular author because I don't want to sound like a homer.  You don't need me saying five dozen times that this justice writes especially well because, well, it's self-evident.…
  • Nov 18

    Gwartz v. Weilert (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 18, 2014)

    Gwartz v. Weilert (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 18, 2014)
    Today's published opinion from Justice Franson begins by saying:  "This appeal follows a highly publicized jury trial of a fraud claim arising from a $2.3 million sale of 15 acres of land that included a residence, riding arena and…
Rank this Week: 145

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 296

Atlanta Injury Law & Civil…

Atlanta Injury Law & Civil Litigation Blog

Covers trucking accidents, trucking litigation, trucking rules and trucking technology. By Ken Shigley.

http://www.atlantainjurylawblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    When is the fine print too fine?

    When is the fine print too fine?
    There is an old maxim that, “What big print giveth the fine print taketh away.” In a case involving a used car sale, our Georgia Supreme Court this week said, “not so fast.” To make out a claim at common law for fraud,…
  • Nov 18

    Airbag Defect Leads to Massive Recall

    Airbag Defect Leads to Massive Recall
    At least once a month for years, we have gotten calls from someone complaining about malfunction of an airbag in a motor vehicle collision. Usually it is a matter of an airbag not deploying in a situation in which it was never designed to…
  • Nov 5

    Autumn Stirs Sweet Memorie

    Autumn Stirs Sweet Memorie
    As our mornings turn cooler and trees change from green to yellow and orange, memories of the sights, smells and pleasures of autumns past come flooding back. Memories of sights, colors and smells can stir our emotions and a deep,…
Rank this Week: 204

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

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

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
  • Nov 20

    MSC remands for Ginther hearing where defense counsel failed to inform client of plea offer

    MSC remands for Ginther hearing where defense counsel failed to inform client of plea offer
    In People v. Walker, No. 145433, the Michigan Supreme Court remanded to the trial court for a Ginther hearing, after it had been held in abeyance pending the Supreme Court’s decision over a year ago in Burt v. Titlow, 133 S. Ct. 1457…
  • Nov 20

    COA holds that court erred by failing to provide simultaneous translation for defendant

    COA holds that court erred by failing to provide simultaneous translation for defendant
    In People v. Elias Gonzalez-Raymundo, Nos. 316744, 319718, The Michigan Court of Appeals held that the trial court erred by failing to provide a simultaneous interpreter where defense counsel requested that the interpreter “catch…
  • Nov 20

    Cadaver dog evidence admissible under MRE 702

    Cadaver dog evidence admissible under MRE 702
    In People v. Lane, No. 313818, the Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed the defendant’s convictions for first-degree felony murder and first-degree child abuse. Defendant raised a number of issues on appeal.  The most important issue…
Rank this Week: 953

Virginia Family Law

Virginia Family Law

Covers Virginia family law issues. By Jason A. Weis.

http://www.familylawva.com/
Rank this Week: 821

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Nov 20

    “Use of Vacation Time Does Not Represent Lost Income” in ICBC Claim

    “Use of Vacation Time Does Not Represent Lost Income” in ICBC Claim
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, holding that used vacation time following an injury is not compensable as lost income in a personal injury lawsuit. In today’s case (McCartney v.…
  • Nov 20

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic Aggravation of Pre-Existing Neck Symptom

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic Aggravation of Pre-Existing Neck Symptom
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for a chronic aggravation of a pre-existing neck injury. In today’s case (McCartney v. McArthur) the Plaintiff was involved in a…
  • Nov 19

    Addiction and Pain Management Programs Not Mandatory ICBC Benefit

    Addiction and Pain Management Programs Not Mandatory ICBC Benefit
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, finding that an addiction program and a multi-disciplinary pain management program are not mandatory ICBC No Fault benefits. In today’s case…
Rank this Week: 413

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    A Little Audacity Goes A Long Way: Immigration Reform and the Folly of Bipartisanship

    A Little Audacity Goes A Long Way: Immigration Reform and the Folly of Bipartisanship
    David Brooks and other delusional stalwarts of the pundit class continue to believe that the Republican Party cares about governing and is capable of compromise.  Ignoring GOP efforts since the dawn of the Obama Administration…
  • Nov 17

    Tom Seaver aka "The Franchise" Is 70 Years Old

    Tom Seaver aka "The Franchise" Is 70 Years Old
    "There is actually a good argument that Tom Seaver should be regarded as the greatest pitcher of all time ... Seaver pitched for eight losing teams, several of them really terrible, and four other teams which had losing records except when…
  • Nov 4

    Democrats Can Run But They Can't Hide: Lessons Learned From Another Brutal Election

    Democrats Can Run But They Can't Hide: Lessons Learned From Another Brutal Election
    Senator-Elect and Wingnut Joni Ernst I believe it was  Adlai Stevenson who said, "in a Democracy you get the government you deserve."  But do we really deserve the latest batch of truly loathsome extremists, misogynists and…
Rank this Week: 188

Central Illinois Paralegal

Central Illinois Paralegal

News, opinions, job postings and continuing legal education information for the Central Illinois paralegal.

http://www.icclaw.net/
  • Nov 20

    “Paralegal Day”

    “Paralegal Day”
    Colleagues: Governor Quinn has designated today, November 20, 2014, as “Paralegal Day.” http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/register_volume38_issue43.pdf We are privileged to take a moment…
  • Nov 18

    Paralegal Job Posting!

    Paralegal Job Posting!
    The Law Firm of Koth & Gregory, P.C. is looking to add one or two certified paralegals to its team of five attorneys and three secretaries.  For information regarding our firm please refer to our website…
  • Nov 18

    Are You Looking for a Job?

    Are You Looking for a Job?
    Your Illinois Department of Employment Security Invites You to a Recruiting Event What:  Illinois Department of Corrections & Department of Juvenile Justice Recruiting EventWhen:  By appointment…
Rank this Week: 206

Whistleblower Lawyer Blawg

Whistleblower Lawyer Blawg

Covers Georgia car accidents and personal injury law. By the Wallace Law Firm, L.L.C.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyerblawg.com/
  • Nov 20

    Whistleblower of the Year Stands Up to Fraud at Florida Hospital

    Whistleblower of the Year Stands Up to Fraud at Florida Hospital
    This past fall I was honored to sit at the same table as Elin Baklid-Kunz, as she received the Whistleblower of the Year Award. Each year the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund holds an awards banquet, and recognizes a man or woman who…
  • Oct 10

    Like I Said Yesterday! Settlement Today Shows Government Serious About Stopping "Failure of Care"

    Like I Said Yesterday! Settlement Today Shows Government Serious About Stopping "Failure of Care"
    I'm not crowing. Much! Just yesterday on this blog I wrote about the Top 4 Surprises About 2014's False Claims Act Cases, and I said I thought we were seeing a surprising new trend. It seemed to me that the Government was taking a lot of…
  • Oct 9

    Top 4 Surprises About 2014's False Claims Act Case

    Top 4 Surprises About 2014's False Claims Act Case
    Each year the Government gets ripped off to the tune of billions of dollars, and healthcare fraud sits first chair. This past year has been no exception; the Government closes out its fiscal year on September 30, so we can now see that in…
Rank this Week: 920

Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

Covers various topics that arise in the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation. By James M. Beck and Mark Herrmann.

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Pennsylvania Product Liability – Azzarello Is Dead, Long Live…?

    Pennsylvania Product Liability – Azzarello Is Dead, Long Live…?
    Bexis is pretty pleased this morning.  Almost eighteen years ago, to the day, he filed his first brief with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court challenging the negligence/strict liability dichotomy adopted in Azzarello v. Black Brothers Co.,…
  • Nov 19

    Breaking News II - Tincher Decided in Pennsylvania - Azzarello Overruled

    Breaking News II - Tincher Decided in Pennsylvania - Azzarello Overruled
    This is as short as the Tincher majority opinion (137 pp.) is long.  Azzarello is overruled.  The preliminary judicial evaluation of "unreasonable danger" is abolished.  The jury considers it under a dual standard.  The…
  • Nov 19

    Breaking Bauman News from California

    Breaking Bauman News from California
    This is short – but very sweet.  Regular readers will recall the California appellate decision that we criticized in our “Hotel California” post back in August.  In that case, the court avoided the restrictions…
Rank this Week: 73

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Nov 20

    Babies Beware

    Babies Beware
    Congratulations are in order for Rep. Tammy Duckworth D-Ill., and her husband, Bryan Bowlsbey on the birth of their baby girl this week, Abigail O'kalani Bowlsbey! As a member of Congress, Rep. Duckworth may have more information available to…
  • Nov 19

    Generic Gall

    Generic Gall
    Ranbaxy is a huge generic-drug maker – the sixth largest in the country, with more than $1 billion in U.S. sales. But as the Center for Justice & Democracy noted in its report, “America’s Unaccountable Generic Drug…
  • Nov 14

    Mine Crime

    Mine Crime
    “Too Big to Jail” is a book about the rarity of corporate criminal prosecutions. CEO indictments almost never happen. But with every rule there are exceptions, and a big one just happed in West Virginia. Writes the Charleston…
Rank this Week: 800

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Nov 20

    Why the India-US WTO Breakthrough-and the Trade Facilitation Agreement-Really Do Matter

    Why the India-US WTO Breakthrough-and the Trade Facilitation Agreement-Really Do Matter
    Many of you will have seen Alan Beattie's piece on one of the FT blogs suggesting that what happened last week isn't a victory but disguises a defeat, and that the TFA is really trivial.http://on.ft.com/1BQqAB1 I'm guest blogging this week...
  • Nov 20

    A WTO Claim under the VCLT

    A WTO Claim under the VCLT
    This is from the panel request in DS429: Because the United States has acted in the manner just described, Viet Nam considers the proceedings to be inconsistent, as such and as applied on a continued and ongoing basis, with certain...
  • Nov 19

    Calling for “Unilateral Multilateralization” of Trade Preference

    Calling for “Unilateral Multilateralization” of Trade Preference
    The recent “Asian Economic Integration Monitor” (November 2014) published by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) calls for “unilateral multilateralization” of various trade preferences from preexisting FTAs. Obviously,…
Rank this Week: 243

Phillips & Associates Blog

Phillips & Associates Blog

Covers Oklahoma criminal and personal injury law.

http://oklahoma-criminal-defense.com/blog/
  • Nov 20

    I Got Busted with Pot. Now What?

    I Got Busted with Pot. Now What?
    There are a lot of criminal offenses that are so common, they hardly seem like “crimes” at all. Marijuana possession is one of them, and in fact, in some states, it isn’t a crime at all. In Oklahoma, though, possession of…
  • Nov 17

    OKC Police Officer Charged with Rape Faces Preliminary Hearing

    OKC Police Officer Charged with Rape Faces Preliminary Hearing
    Accused as a rapist, former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw sat in a preliminary hearing and listened to women testify that he raped them while on duty. Holtzclaw, 27, is a former football standout and ex-police officer…
  • Nov 13

    Tulsa Man Attempts Jailbreak with 11 Days Left to Serve

    Tulsa Man Attempts Jailbreak with 11 Days Left to Serve
    Sometimes, enough is enough. At least, it seems as if that is what one Tulsa man was thinking when he escaped from a halfway house 11 days before his sentence was to be complete. Now, the man who had less than two weeks until his release…
Rank this Week: 902

Construction Law Blog

Construction Law Blog

Covers construction litigation and legislation in Washington, Alaska and Oregon. By Ahlers & Cressman PLLC.

http://www.ac-lawyers.com/news
  • Nov 20

    Limiting Contractors' Exposure to Delay Damages - Part II

    Limiting Contractors' Exposure to Delay Damages - Part II
    This is the second installment of a two-part blog informing contractors how they can limit their exposure to owner's project delay damages.  Part I of this blog series discussed how utilizing well-drafted liquidated damages clauses can…
  • Nov 18

    Limiting Contractors’ Exposure to Delay Damages – Part I

    Limiting Contractors’ Exposure to Delay Damages – Part I
    This is part one of a two-part blog series informing contractors how they can limit their exposure to owner's project delay damages, which in many instances may exceed the fee the contractor might otherwise make on the construction…
  • Nov 13

    A Primer on Bid Shopping in Public Contracts - Part II

    A Primer on Bid Shopping in Public Contracts - Part II
    This is the second installment of a two-part blog on bid shopping in public contracts.  Part I introduced the Subcontractor Listing Statute, RCW 39.30.060, which requires all general contractors bidding on public works projects of…
Rank this Week: 700

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Cicero and Buckley to the Rescue

    Cicero and Buckley to the Rescue
    Blogging has had to take a back seat to the law, which (as they say truly) is a jealous mistress.Nevertheless, there has not been all that much I care to blog about. The news is almost uniformly desultory, uninspiring and (dare I say) lacking…
  • Nov 3

    SCOTUS Denies ECUSA's Bid for Review of Ft. Worth and San Angelo Decision

    SCOTUS Denies ECUSA's Bid for Review of Ft. Worth and San Angelo Decision
    Today the Supreme Court of the United States issued its order denying (without opinion) review ("certiorari") of the decisions rendered last September by the Supreme Court of Texas in the Fort Worth and San Angelo cases.The order was…
  • Oct 23

    Thoughts On Listening to Peter Schiff

    Thoughts On Listening to Peter Schiff
    Peter Schiff spoke today at a conference I am attending. I have heard him before, and also have read his recent book, so it is not as though he said anything that startled me -- but he did get me thinking.His main point was simple: the Fed…
Rank this Week: 695

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Nov 20

    PA: Court Declines to Adopt R3: Products Liability

    PA: Court Declines to Adopt R3: Products Liability
    On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 4-2, decided to continue using the Restatement (Second) of Torts for products liability cases. Some highlights: Having considered the common law of Pennsylvania, the provenance of the strict…
  • Nov 20

    PA: Justices Urged to Ban Informed Consent Forms from Strict Med Mal Trial

    PA: Justices Urged to Ban Informed Consent Forms from Strict Med Mal Trial
    On Tuesday in Harrisburg, the justices heard arguments over whether informed consent forms should ever be admissible in strict med mal cases (those without allegations of informed consent violations). Plaintiff's lawyer argued the forms could…
  • Nov 19

    Simmons on Tort Liability on Campu

    Simmons on Tort Liability on Campu
    Omari Scott Simmons (Wake Forest) has posted to SSRN Muted Deterrence: The Enhanced Attribution of Tort Liability to U.S. Higher Education Institutions for Student Safety. The abstract provides: A key challenge facing modern universities is…
Rank this Week: 375

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Nov 20

    What Is A Business Plan?

    What Is A Business Plan?
    Although a proper legal structure is very important for a startup business, there are many other considerations that are very likely much more important if the business is to be successful. In particular, developing a business plan is often…
  • Nov 5

    Business Structures: The Facts & Figure

    Business Structures: The Facts & Figure
    Although there a lots of very important questions that a business owner, or owners, must ask when starting a business, perhaps of one of the most important is: How should I legally structure my business? In general, there are three principal…
  • Oct 8

    4 Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property

    4 Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property
    In the United States, there are four principal ways in which a person or business can protect intellectual property, however, not all types of protection are available for all property types. The infographic below briefly describes each of…
Rank this Week: 804

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Covers employee benefits related to labor and employment matters. By Keith R. McMurdy of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://employeebenefits.foxrothschild.com/
  • Nov 20

    Is Self-Insuring the Answer? It Depends on the Question

    Is Self-Insuring the Answer? It Depends on the Question
    As we bear down on the first date of compliance with the ACA, much has been written about the benefit of shifting coverage to a self-funded plan because self-funded plans are not subject to many of the requirements of the ACA.  The…
  • Nov 13

    Can I Have A “Skinny” Plan? ACA and the Minimum Value Plan

    Can I Have A “Skinny” Plan? ACA and the Minimum Value Plan
    No question that employers have been struggling with how to satisfy the ACA requirements of offering coverage while still avoiding what is perceived to be a heavy burned financially of offering full coverage.  Some employers in this…
  • Nov 7

    Can Employers Pay for Employees in Exchanges? No.

    Can Employers Pay for Employees in Exchanges? No.
    On November 6, the DOL issued FAQ Part 22, which directly addresses some recent efforts by employers to reimburse employees for participation in the exchange through Code Section 105, or through some type of other arrangement.  Here are…
Rank this Week: 985

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

About law, literature and the humanities. By the Law & Humanities Institute.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Law In "The Wire"

    Law In "The Wire"
    John Denvir, University of San Francisco School of Law, has published Seeing the Big Picture: Why Law Fails in The Wire.  Here is the abstract.Popular culture can have political impact. The Wire is not only engrossing melodrama; it…
  • Nov 20

    Whither the Law Review, and Of What Use Is the Blog, If We Want To Have Fruitful Conversations About Law

    Whither the Law Review, and Of What Use Is the Blog, If We Want To Have Fruitful Conversations About Law
    Katharina Isabel Schmidt (Yale Law School) offers a comparative look at US and German law journals, blogs, and their uses in the transmission of legal ideas here in a post at the Völkerrechtsblog (English translation: Public…
  • Nov 18

    A New Issue of "Law and Humanities" (Hart Publishing) Is Available

    A New Issue of "Law and Humanities" (Hart Publishing) Is Available
    Volume 8, issue 2 (2014) of Law and Humanities has been published. The Table of Contents is available here at the publisher's website. The issue includes a number of interesting articles such as Andra le Roux-Kemp's Struggle Music: South…
Rank this Week: 166

General Counselor

General Counselor

Provides employment and labor law news and commentary. By Arnstein & Lehr LLP.

http://general-counselor.com
  • Nov 20

    “Ban the Box” is Coming to Illinoi

    “Ban the Box” is Coming to Illinoi
    Illinois has become the 5th U.S. state to prohibit inquiries about criminal history on initial applications from most private sector jobs. Commonly known as “ban the box” legislation, the “Job Opportunities for Qualified…
  • Aug 10

    Jason Tremblay presents The Regulatory and Legal Challenges Facing HR Expert

    Jason Tremblay presents The Regulatory and Legal Challenges Facing HR Expert
    Chicago Partner Jason Tremblay presented “The Regulatory and Legal Challenges Facing HR Experts,” during a live session hosted by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers on Thursday, August 7 in Chicago.The…
  • Aug 3

    Jason Tremblay presents Is Your Noncompete Enforceable? Tips and Traps in Drafting and Enforcing Noncompete Agreement

    Jason Tremblay presents Is Your Noncompete Enforceable? Tips and Traps in Drafting and Enforcing Noncompete Agreement
    Chicago Partner Jason Tremblay presented “Is Your Noncompete Enforceable? Tips and Traps in Drafting and Enforcing Noncompete Agreements,” during a live webinar hosted by the American Bar Association on Tuesday, July 29. During…
Rank this Week: 563

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Nov 20

    Swedish Court Denies Assange Appeal

    Swedish Court Denies Assange Appeal
    A Swedish court has turned down Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's appeal against a detention order. His attorneys had argued that because he is currently in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, the order cannot be enforced against him. The…
  • Nov 18

    Reconciling Ownership of Copyright and Copie

    Reconciling Ownership of Copyright and Copie
    Aaron Perzanowski, Case Western Reserve School of Law, and Jason Schultz, New York University School of Law, are publishing Reconciling Intellectual & Personal Property in volume 90 of the Notre Dame Law Review. Here is the abstract.…
  • Nov 18

    Are Requests For Asylum Funny?

    Are Requests For Asylum Funny?
    The Guardian notes that Julian Assange's legal troubles are now fodder for a new BBC4 comedy called (of course) Asylum. Kayvan Novak will play the Assange character (it's not clear to me if that character will actually be Mr. Assange...
Rank this Week: 20

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

http://www.andrewdstine.com/blog/
  • Nov 20

    Inside Florida’s Department of Children and Families (DCF)

    Inside Florida’s Department of Children and Families (DCF)
    The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is an agency in Florida with multi functions. Under Florida Statute the Department of Children and Family provides that its local offices, like the West Palm Beach DCF Office, shall provide…
  • Nov 18

    Allegations of Domestic Battery

    Allegations of Domestic Battery
    According to the Palm Beach Post, Attorney William Abramson, 47, faces domestic battery charges, in Palm Beach County, FL.  Mr. Abramson allegedly struck and pushed his girlfriend against her will, while calling her a “two bit…
  • Nov 11

    The State Of Florida and Local Municipalities Are Contracting Away Floridian’s Constitutional Rights!

    The State Of Florida and Local Municipalities Are Contracting Away Floridian’s Constitutional Rights!
    The State of Florida along with local Municipalities are contracting away many of Floridian’s valuable rights with big business. Local municipalities are giving away our rights to big business for the mighty dollar that is promised…
Rank this Week: 595

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 78

Advertising Law Blog

Advertising Law Blog

Provides commentary and news on developing legal issues in advertising, promotional marketing, Internet, and privacy law. By Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP.

http://www.olshanlaw.com/blogs-Advertising-Law-Blog
Rank this Week: 839

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
  • Nov 20

    Fox San Antonio – Operation Selena collecting stuffed animals for kid

    Fox San Antonio – Operation Selena collecting stuffed animals for kid
    What started as a way to spread cheer to sick children has now spread to thousands of kids in need. “I know that God’s hand is in this because of the growth of Operation Selena,” said Gloria Pargas.  Operation Selena…
  • Nov 19

    Texas Public Radio – Geekdom Hosts Free Legal Clinic for Entrepreneur

    Texas Public Radio – Geekdom Hosts Free Legal Clinic for Entrepreneur
    Entrepreneurs in San Antonio have a chance at a free session for legal advice – if they act quickly. The opportunity is this evening only, when Geekdom will host a pro-bono legal clinic for business owners to consult with an attorney…
  • Nov 18

    San Antonio Business Journal – Downtown groups offering free legal clinic for San Antonio entrepreneur

    San Antonio Business Journal – Downtown groups offering free legal clinic for San Antonio entrepreneur
    Accion Texas and the 80/20 Foundation will host a free legal clinic for local business owners and entrepreneurs on Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. The RAM Law Firm and Texas C-BAR/Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid will provide pro bono services…
Rank this Week: 565

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Nov 20

    Calls for Doing Better Set Tone for Catholic Schools Conference

    Calls for Doing Better Set Tone for Catholic Schools Conference
    Perhaps Kathleen Cepelka effectively summed up a half-day conference Wednesday on the future of Catholic kindergarten through twelfth grade schools simply by describing the state of the schools in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Cepelka, the…
  • Nov 19

    Immigration Reform and the Challenge of Democratic Self-Government

    Immigration Reform and the Challenge of Democratic Self-Government
    News reports indicate that President Obama will soon announce how he plans to use Executive Orders to implement some aspects of Immigration Reform, due to the failure of Congress to address the subject legislatively.  I recently had the…
  • Nov 18

    Congratulations to the 2014 Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Team

    Congratulations to the 2014 Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Team
    Congratulations to 3Ls Stephanie Chiarelli and Adam Dejulio for reaching the octofinals of the Chicago Bar Association Competition this past weekend.  Attys. Kaitlyn Reise and Mindy Nolan coached the team and…
Rank this Week: 785

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 408

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Nov 20

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Uniform Commercial Code on HeinOnline

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Uniform Commercial Code on HeinOnline
    The Uniform Commercial Code is a joint sponsorship effort by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and the American Law Institute. The UCC is a proposal of laws regarding commercial transactions, including sales,…
  • Nov 13

    Restatements Resource Guide Available Now!

    Restatements Resource Guide Available Now!
    Restatements of the Law and Principles of the Law, both published by the American Law Institute, are respected treatises frequently consulted and cited by attorneys. For information on the Restatements and the Principles of the Law, as well…
  • Oct 31

    Jenkins Voted One of the Best Legal Research Vendors!

    Jenkins Voted One of the Best Legal Research Vendors!
    This is the fifth consecutive year Jenkins has been voted one of the top Legal Research Vendors in The Legal Intelligencer’s “Best of 2014” poll. Hundreds of TLI readers took the time to vote for the best providers of…
Rank this Week: 412

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

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

http://suealtmeyer.typepad.com/cleveland_law_library_web/
  • Nov 20

    Law Library is Hosting CLE on Ethics & Professional Conduct Tomorrow, 11/21/14

    Law Library is Hosting CLE on Ethics & Professional Conduct Tomorrow, 11/21/14
    Just a reminder that our Library, the Cleveland Law Library, is hosting a 2.5 hour CLE program on Ethics & Professional Conduct for Lawyers tomorrow. Registration begins at 1:00 p.m., and the program runs from 1:30-4:15 p.m. The price…
  • Nov 20

    Cuyahoga County DR Court Adopts Local Rule 38: Parenting Coordination

    Cuyahoga County DR Court Adopts Local Rule 38: Parenting Coordination
    The Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court has just adopted Local Rule 38: Parenting Coordination, effective today, November 20, 2014. This new Rule creates a new role for a Parenting Coordinator in working out disputes involving children.…
  • Nov 20

    Tech Thursday: Legal Research On The Run - Part Two

    Tech Thursday: Legal Research On The Run - Part Two
    Here is the second part of Cheryl Niemeier's Bose Law and Technology Blog. This article focuses on free non-subscription services. You can read it here.
Rank this Week: 849

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Nov 20

    Internet Governance, Internet Freedom, and Accountability: Will Congress Step In?

    Internet Governance, Internet Freedom, and Accountability: Will Congress Step In?
    In March 2014, the U.S. Government’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA, the Executive Branch’s telecommunications policy agency) abruptly announced that it did not plan to renew its contract with the…
  • Nov 19

    Newsflash! Commercial contracts are often confidential (but that doesn’t make them anticompetitive)

    Newsflash! Commercial contracts are often confidential (but that doesn’t make them anticompetitive)
    Microsoft and its allies (the Microsoft-funded trade organization FairSearch and the prolific Google critic Ben Edelman) have been highly critical of Google’s use of “secret” contracts to license its proprietary suite of…
  • Nov 13

    Spicy Documents Serve up a Paltry Antitrust Meal

    Spicy Documents Serve up a Paltry Antitrust Meal
    There is always a temptation for antitrust agencies and plaintiffs to center a case around so-called “hot” documents — typically company documents with a snippet or sound-bites extracted, some times out of context. Some…
Rank this Week: 161

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer…

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers securities fraud, investor fraud and Ponzi schemes. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.floridasecuritiesfraudlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 395

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    Construction Contracts: Do You Know Who You Contracted With?

    Construction Contracts: Do You Know Who You Contracted With?
    By Jeff Boudreaux Recently, we have noticed an increase in the number of construction contracts that either identify (1) an incorrect entity or (2) a non-existent entity as a party to the contract. No big deal, right…..maybe not. It…
  • Nov 19

    DHH Implements Recovery Audit Contractor Program

    DHH Implements Recovery Audit Contractor Program
    By Deborah J. Juneau The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (“DHH”) adopted provisions to establish the Recovery Audit Contractor (“RAC”) Program, effective November 20, 2014, as required by the Affordable…
  • Nov 18

    Calming the Storm Tossed Waters: The Availability of Punitive Damages to the Jones Act Seaman Post McBride

    Calming the Storm Tossed Waters: The Availability of Punitive Damages to the Jones Act Seaman Post McBride
    By Michael J. O’Brien A. Introduction to Punitive Damages Pecuniary damages are awards designed to restore “material loss which is susceptible of pecuniary valuation.” Michigan Central Railroad. Co. v. Vreeland, 227 U.S. 59,…
Rank this Week: 744

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Nov 20

    Why is No One Talking About Elder Abuse?

    Why is No One Talking About Elder Abuse?
    Did you know that in thirty-five years one in four Canadians will be over the age of 65? Today our senior population is well over 5 million and expected to reach 10 million by 2036. We do know that as we age we become more vulnerable as our…
  • Nov 19

    Rampant Sex Discrimination in Saudi Arabia

    Rampant Sex Discrimination in Saudi Arabia
    To be born female in Saudi Arabia is to endure a life of discrimination…on many fronts. First of all, it is legal for men in Saudi to have up to four wives who may be as young as 10-years old, as long as they can afford to support them…
  • Nov 16

    LiarsCheatersRUS.com

    LiarsCheatersRUS.com
    If your boyfriend or girlfriend is a liar or worse, a cheater, you can “out” him or her, just like Stacey Blitsch and Amanda Ryncarz did when they posted their complaints about their former lover, lawyer Matthew Couloute, on…
Rank this Week: 353

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

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

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
  • Nov 20

    Views Of U.S. Workplace Class Actions From Europe

    Views Of U.S. Workplace Class Actions From Europe
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. I had the privilege today of presenting on the topic of “The Risks U.S. Workplace Class Actions Pose For Businesses” to a group of European corporate counsel and business executives at the Swiss Re Centre…
  • Nov 18

    EEOC’s 2014 Performance And Accountability Report Reflects Continued Efforts To Pursue High Priority, Systemic Litigation

    EEOC’s 2014 Performance And Accountability Report Reflects Continued Efforts To Pursue High Priority, Systemic Litigation
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Jennifer A. Riley On November 18, 2014, the EEOC released its 2014 Performance and Accountability Report (“PAR”).  The Report is an annual scorecard of sorts for the EEOC. It reflects the…
  • Nov 14

    Senators Grill EEOC General Counsel Lopez In Confirmation Hearing

    Senators Grill EEOC General Counsel Lopez In Confirmation Hearing
    By Paul Kehoe and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (“HELP”) Committee held a confirmation for Charlotte Burrows as a new EEOC Commissioner for a five year term and David Lopez…
Rank this Week: 288

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 514

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 840

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 619

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

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

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Nov 20

    OPINION: State v. Cleveland

    OPINION: State v. Cleveland
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – ENDANGERMENT-CRIMINAL DA 13-0512, 2014 MT 305, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. JUSTIN ALLEN CLEVELAND, Defendant and Appellant.  
  • Nov 18

    OPINION: State v. Erickson

    OPINION: State v. Erickson
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – ENDANGERMENT-CRIMINAL DA 13-0312, 2014 MT 304, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. KENNETH A. ERICKSON, Defendant and Appellant.
  • Nov 18

    OPINION: State v. Erickson

    OPINION: State v. Erickson
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – ENDANGERMENT-CRIMINAL DA 13-0312, 2014 MT 304, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. KENNETH A. ERICKSON, Defendant and Appellant.
Rank this Week: 30