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New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

Covers legal malpractice basics, cases and news. By Andrew Lavoott Bluestone.

http://blog.bluestonelawfirm.com/
  • Aug 29

    Could the Attorney Have Done More?

    Could the Attorney Have Done More?
    Sometimes we read a decision and wonder how the case got to trial.  Cinao v Reers  2013 NY Slip Op 05791 [109 AD3d 781]  September 11, 2013  Appellate Division, Second Department is one such case. "Here, the evidence…
  • Aug 28

    Settlements and Legal Malpractice

    Settlements and Legal Malpractice
    Potential clients often ask whether they should settle the underlying case and then sue their present attorney for legal malpractice, or sue before settling.  Aside from the "bird in the hand/bird in the bush" issue, and whether it is…
  • Aug 27

    Conveying a Settlement Offer is Not Enough

    Conveying a Settlement Offer is Not Enough
    In an interesting case to buck the "but for" dismissal trend in legal malpractice, Angeles v Aronsky  2013 NY Slip Op 05955 [109 AD3d 720]  September 24, 2013  Appellate Division, First Department points out that when viewed…
Rank this Week: 157

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

Covers the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. By John L. Welch.

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Abiliity: Which One of these Four Mere Descriptiveness Refusals Was Reversed?

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Abiliity: Which One of these Four Mere Descriptiveness Refusals Was Reversed?
    By my estimation, somewhere around 80 to 85% of all Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusals that reach the TTAB are affirmed on appeal. Well, here are four appeals that were decided in the last week or so. One refusal was reversed.…
  • Aug 28

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on this Service Mark Specimen of Use

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on this Service Mark Specimen of Use
    This applicant tried to register the mark ANOTHER GIANT EAGLE ADVANTAGE for "supermarket services," relying on the specimen of use displayed immediately below. The examining attorney refused registration, maintaining that the specimen did not…
  • Aug 27

    TTAB Reverses ENTERPRISE Phantom Mark and Mutilation Refusal

    TTAB Reverses ENTERPRISE Phantom Mark and Mutilation Refusal
    The Board reversed a refusal to register the mark shown below for vehicle rental and leasing and fleet management services, rejecting the PTO's contention that applicant's mark is a "phantom mark" and overruling the Examining Attorney's…
Rank this Week: 251

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Aug 29

    I Just Don’t Understand Labor Day

    I Just Don’t Understand Labor Day
    I just don’t understand Labor Day.  To be more specific, I don’t understand the holiday’s name.  “Labor” is derived from the Latin word meaning work or toil.  Etymologically speaking, therefore,…
  • Aug 28

    Why Keeping Corporate Lawyers Quiet Is Good For Us All

    Why Keeping Corporate Lawyers Quiet Is Good For Us All
    In a recent post in The New York Times DealBook, Berkeley Law School Professor Steven Davidoff Solomon argues that keeping corporate lawyers silent “can shelter wrongdoing”.  I completely agree that the…
  • Aug 27

    Judge Rules Choice Of Law Waives CSL Claim

    Judge Rules Choice Of Law Waives CSL Claim
    I was quite surprised to read Judge Gregory M. Sleet’s ruling in OpenGate Capital Group LLC v. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92256 (D. Del. July 8, 2014).  The lawsuit was brought by the purchaser…
Rank this Week: 322

The Verdict

The Verdict

Topics range from Iowa to the national scene but concentrate heavily on Iowa cases. By Stephen D Lombardi.

http://www.lombardilaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    Lefty-Righty Mistakes in Medicine - Why do wrong-site surgeries happen?

    Lefty-Righty Mistakes in Medicine - Why do wrong-site surgeries happen?
    Wrong-site surgery by Iowa physicianA 49-year-old-Iowa-licensed physician practicing in the area of orthopedic surgery out of Davenport entered into a settlement agreement with the Iowa Board of Medicine. According to the IBM’s press…
  • Aug 28

    Iowa Unemployment Benefits: Quit job rather than risk catching disease?

    Iowa Unemployment Benefits: Quit job rather than risk catching disease?
    If you’re out of a job in Iowa, there are a number of hoops you have to jump through to get unemployment benefits.  If the reason you’re out of work is because you quit your job, you’ll have to concern yourself with an…
  • Aug 27

    Why do lawyers care about the costs of raising a child?

    Why do lawyers care about the costs of raising a child?
    Whether in a wrongful death or divorce case, the lawyers are required to provide the Court with proper evidence of the costs associated with raising the children. The information is relevant to things like wrongful death damages or child…
Rank this Week: 317

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/
  • Aug 29

    Contingency Planning for Lawyers: Expecting the Unexpected

    Contingency Planning for Lawyers: Expecting the Unexpected
    Lawyers have a number of unique professional obligations and responsibilities.  Many of these relate to duties owed by the lawyer to his or her clients or to the courts.  One of the responsibilities of a lawyer in providing help to…
  • Aug 28

    The Limitations Act and Will Challenge

    The Limitations Act and Will Challenge
    Time flies when you’re having fun, or when you’re contemplating a challenge to a will.  A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court has shed some light on the interaction between the law of will challenges and the effects…
  • Aug 27

    Declarations of Death in Ontario

    Declarations of Death in Ontario
    Yesterday’s Toronto Star reported the sensational story of a Canadian man who was discovered living in Oklahoma with a new identity and a new life. The article reports that Ronald Stan disappeared, at age 32, from Middlesex County,…
Rank this Week: 220

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Aug 29

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - August 29, 2014

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - August 29, 2014
    DadsDivorce and MensDivorce as well as their sponsor, Cordell & Cordell, present a news video for the week of August 29, 2014.This week, Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joseph Cordell talked about the…
  • Aug 28

    4 Beliefs that Can Turn Divorce into a Nightmare

    4 Beliefs that Can Turn Divorce into a Nightmare
    Divorce rituals change from culture to culture and over time. In some areas of Japan, couples write their separation wishes on paper and flush them down the toilet, along with the marriage. In the United States, changes in our belief…
  • Aug 27

    Ex's Parents Want Shared Parenting Rights - How Do I Prevent This?

    Ex's Parents Want Shared Parenting Rights - How Do I Prevent This?
    Question:My ex has a children's services case in which it states that she is not allowed to have physical contact with our two children. Originally, we had a shared parenting plan in the divorce, so she's now requesting that her parents…
Rank this Week: 111

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

Provides eDiscovery news, analysis and educational tips. By Trial Solutions.

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 502

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    YOU WON'T HAVE NIXON TO KICK AROUND ANYMORE

    YOU WON'T HAVE NIXON TO KICK AROUND ANYMORE
    Within two years he lost one of the closest presidential elections in history and then went on to get trounced in the race for governor of California. No politician could come back from two consecutive crushing defeats.  A lucrative…
  • Aug 26

    ELECTION CENTRAL 2014 - PRIMARY RESULTS

    ELECTION CENTRAL 2014 - PRIMARY RESULTS
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:ELECTION CENTRAL 2014   PRIMARY RESULTS  BREAKING NEWS.....ZILBER PULLS AHEAD OF FONTS***You should refresh this page regularly for updates.***Only two races really worth watching: ***With 93% of the…
  • Aug 26

    ELECTION DAY - VOTE

    ELECTION DAY - VOTE
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:V O T E For the past two weeks, many of you have participated in our democracy by mailing in your Absentee Ballots or by going to the polls during Early Voting.  Today is your last chance to exercise your right to…
Rank this Week: 104

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
Rank this Week: 19

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Does Josh Gordon have a legal case against the NFL?

    Does Josh Gordon have a legal case against the NFL?
    In a new column for Sports Illustrated, I'm pessimistic that Josh Gordon -- suspended for the 2014 season -- would be able to take on and beat the NFL in court.
  • Aug 28

    Donald Sterling fails to file timely appeal to California Supreme Court

    Donald Sterling fails to file timely appeal to California Supreme Court
    Dan Wallach noticed and investigated that Donald Sterling failed to file an appeal to the California Supreme Court by Monday's deadline.  I write about the impact of Sterling's inaction in a new piece for Sports Illustrated.
  • Aug 23

    What we call our team

    What we call our team
    Various broadcasters and sports media outlets supposedly are not going to use the nickname of the Washington NFL team this season, presumably referring to them as "Washington" or "the Washington team."In the mid-'90s, Baltimore got a CFL team…
Rank this Week: 459

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/
Rank this Week: 216

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Allergie

    Allergie
    ... are the body's version of McCarthyism.  The immune system can't find enough real enemies, so it invents fake ones and makes everything worse.
  • Aug 28

    Explaining August's nearly unbroken radio silence

    Explaining August's nearly unbroken radio silence
    Another month almost gone - the last in my favorite three-month stretch of the year (aka the true, as opposed to purely astronomical or even meteorological, summer) - and I have scarcely posted lately.  Thus, for example, I have yet to…
  • Aug 19

    The Obama Administration's move towards greater unilateral executive action

    The Obama Administration's move towards greater unilateral executive action
    Today's New York Times notes "Mr. Obama's increasingly expansive appetite for the use of unilateral action on issues including immigration, tax policy, and gay rights," which it says has "emboldened activists and businesses to flock to the…
Rank this Week: 710

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Aug 28

    Issue in this Case is Whether Estate Venue is Proper

    Issue in this Case is Whether Estate Venue is Proper
    A New York Probate Lawyer said that, this proceeding requires consideration of SCPA 205 (L 1984, ch 128, effective June 21, 1984) which substituted the flexible and waivable concept of venue for the inflexible and non-waivable concept of…
  • Aug 27

    Court Decides if Attorney Fees Should be Granted

    Court Decides if Attorney Fees Should be Granted
    A New York Probate Lawyer said that, before the court is the first and final account of the Public Administrator for the estate of the decedent, who died intestate, a resident of Hempstead, on June 21, 1993, leaving one daughter, surviving.…
  • Aug 26

    The Issue in this Case is Whether the Venue is Proper

    The Issue in this Case is Whether the Venue is Proper
    A New York Probate Lawyer said that, this proceeding requires consideration of SCPA 205 (L 1984, ch 128, effective June 21, 1984) which substituted the flexible and waivable concept of venue for the inflexible and non-waivable concept of…
Rank this Week: 889

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Aug 28

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Is There Such a Thing as a 'Good Psychopath'? NPR: The Protojournalist In The Popular Press: Using Light Technique, Scientists Find Dimmer Switch for Memories in Mice, NY Times Scientists Turn Bad…
  • Aug 28

    "Will There Ever Be a Drug with No or Negligible Side Effects? Evidence from Neuroscience"

    "Will There Ever Be a Drug with No or Negligible Side Effects? Evidence from Neuroscience"
    Recently published in Neuroethics: "Will There Ever Be a Drug with No or Negligible Side Effects? Evidence from Neuroscience," by Sylvia Terbeck and Laurence Paul Chesterman Abstract Arguments in the neuroenhancement debate are sometimes…
  • Aug 27

    "Public Attitudes Toward Cognitive Enhancement"

    "Public Attitudes Toward Cognitive Enhancement"
    Recently published in Neuroethics: "Public Attitudes Toward Cognitive Enhancement," by Nicholas S. F itz, Roland Nadler, Praveena Manogaran, Eugene W. J. Chong, and Peter B. Reiner. Abstract Vigorous debate over the moral propriety of…
Rank this Week: 315

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Aug 28

    Tesla Trademark Dispute in China Resolved

    Tesla Trademark Dispute in China Resolved
    IPNews® - Tesla has announced that it has amicably and completely resolved a trademark dispute in China making way for CEO Elon Musk to grow the company's brands in the world's largest automobile market. Tesla was locked in a legal battle…
  • Aug 22

    Homer Simpson Hologram at Comic-Con Spurs Patent Lawsuit

    Homer Simpson Hologram at Comic-Con Spurs Patent Lawsuit
    IPNews® - The special appearance of Homer Simpson's hologram at the Comic-Con conference in San Diego last month has given rise to a patent infringement lawsuit against 20th Century Fox. Alki David's Hologram USA, Musion Das Hologram and…
  • Aug 14

    Monkey Business: Who Owns the Copyright to a Selfie Taken by a Monkey?

    Monkey Business: Who Owns the Copyright to a Selfie Taken by a Monkey?
    IPNews® - British photographer David Slater is embroiled in a debate over the self-portrait taken by a monkey, which the animal shot using his unattended equipment three years ago. Wikimedia Commons, a database of millions of images and…
Rank this Week: 972

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

Covers public policy and business issues involving the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Asterias Stock Price Jumps Nearly 13 Percent Today Following hESC Therapy New

    Asterias Stock Price Jumps Nearly 13 Percent Today Following hESC Therapy New
    The California stem cell agency and Asterias Biotherapeuticstoday picked up a modicum of news coverage in connection with an advance on a spinal injury therapy that was once hailed as historic. The news about the Menlo Park, Ca., firm’s…
  • Aug 27

    California's Stem Cell Trial for Spinal Cord Injury Moves Forward

    California's Stem Cell Trial for Spinal Cord Injury Moves Forward
    A California firm, backed by $14.3 million in state cash, today announced that it has received a federal go-ahead to advance its clinical trial involving a human embryonic (hESC) therapy for cervical spinal cord injury. Asterias…
  • Aug 24

    Earthquakes and Scientific Research: California's Exposure to Damage

    Earthquakes and Scientific Research: California's Exposure to Damage
    The 6.1 earthquake today in Northern California once again demonstrated the vulnerability of scientific research in the Golden State to disruption by tremor.As of Sunday morning, no research institutions – stem cell or otherwise --…
Rank this Week: 471

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features information about and links to Oregon Legal Research resources, in addition to comments about cases, statutes, and interesting events in the world of legal research and law libraries. By Laura Orr.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • Aug 28

    Federal Circuit Court Oral Argument Feed

    Federal Circuit Court Oral Argument Feed
    A Fastcase blog post alerts us to this high cool-factor federal circuit court oral argument feed: Arguments: An index of oral arguments from federal courts, updated every 15 minutes. Fastcase blog homepage.
  • Aug 28

    Mandatory eFiling for Oregon Attorneys, December 1, 2014

    Mandatory eFiling for Oregon Attorneys, December 1, 2014
    Excerpt from the CJ announcement (link from Oregon LPM blog): “Mandatory eFiling Plan for Attorneys Filing in Oregon State Courts Chief Justice Thomas A. Balmer, Oregon Supreme Court, has approved a plan for the move to a mandatory…
  • Aug 28

    PI Buzz Skip-Tracing Tips: Yelp & Craig’s List

    PI Buzz Skip-Tracing Tips: Yelp & Craig’s List
    PI Buzz is always worth reading. The latest tips include these: Background People Using Yelp How do I search Craig’s List
Rank this Week: 342

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Electing Portability – It’s Not Too Late to File

    Electing Portability – It’s Not Too Late to File
    By Wendy B. Horton The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 was signed into law on December 17, 2010, and included a key provision – providing for “portability” between spouses of…
  • Aug 25

    Protection of Trademarks from Cybersquatter

    Protection of Trademarks from Cybersquatter
    By Bill Caughman In 1999, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) adopted the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) which established a system for dispute resolution between owners of…
  • Aug 21

    ONC Report on Surge in Use of Electronic Health Records (“EHR”)

    ONC Report on Surge in Use of Electronic Health Records (“EHR”)
    by Linda G. Rodrigue Two recent studies published by the office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (the “ONC”) suggest that the use of electronic health records among physicians and hospitals has greatly…
Rank this Week: 929

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    LAWRENCE MAN RECEIVES THREE LIFE SENTENCES IN SALEM MURDER CASE

    LAWRENCE MAN RECEIVES THREE LIFE SENTENCES IN SALEM MURDER CASE
    Do you think you have been having a bad week? Well, you are invited to compare yours to that of 43-year-old Jose Luis Tejada (hereinafter, the “Defendant”) of Lawrence. As the third anniversary of his shooting his girlfriend and…
  • Aug 12

    DEDHAM POLICE OFFICER IS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO KIDNAPPING INVESTIGATION

    DEDHAM POLICE OFFICER IS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO KIDNAPPING INVESTIGATION
    Last week, Dedham police officer Michael Schoener (hereinafter, the “Defendant”), 40, was in court. No, not in the seats reserved for police officers waiting to testify…in the defendant’s seat waiting to be…
  • Aug 6

    Teenage girl raped at Keith Urban concert; people look on

    Teenage girl raped at Keith Urban concert; people look on
    Two Saturdays ago at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, amidst a roaring crowd, the permeating smell of alcohol, the blazing lights and the blasting sounds of country music singer Keith Urban, a 17-year-old girl endured a painful traumatic…
Rank this Week: 414

Gallagher Blogs

Gallagher Blogs

Features library news and legal research tips. From the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library of the University of Washington School of Law.

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Free Advice: Succeeding in Law School

    Free Advice: Succeeding in Law School
    Who doesn't want to do well in law school? No one! But there's a lot to figure out, from how to manage your time to how to tackle exams. Law School Materials for Success, by Barbara Glesner Fines, is a short (89 pages in PDF) book that is…
  • Aug 25

    Reference Office Closure

    Reference Office Closure
    Although the Law Library will be open Tuesday, August. 26, the Reference Office will be closed.The Reference Office will re-open at 9am on Wednesday, August 27.And one more reminder, in observance of the Labor Day holiday, the Law Library and…
  • Aug 22

    Legality of Prisoner-for-Hostage Swap

    Legality of Prisoner-for-Hostage Swap
    Congressional Republican leaders asked the Government Accountability Office to review the Department of Defense's actions in releasing five prisoners from Guantanamo to Qatar in exchange for the Taliban releasing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.In a…
Rank this Week: 561

Erie Injury Law Blog

Erie Injury Law Blog

Covers Pennsylvania and Erie County accident and injury information. By Purchase & George P.C.

http://www.yourerieaccidentlawyers.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    What is wrongful death and how is a family compensated?

    What is wrongful death and how is a family compensated?
    Losing a loved one is always a difficult event to endure. The sudden void created by the absence of someone special can leave the ones left behind in an initial state of shock followed by a period of bereavement. Especially...
  • Aug 22

    Woman files malpractice suit for unnecessary surgery

    Woman files malpractice suit for unnecessary surgery
    Any form of invasive surgery performed on an internal organ is serious business and should only be conducted when absolutely necessary. In order to avoid making a tragic misdiagnosis, doctors must carefully analyze the results of any tests to…
  • Aug 16

    Venango County PA Car Accident Injures 3

    Venango County PA Car Accident Injures 3
    A one vehicle rollover car accident in Venango County, Pennsylvania injured three people Thursday night.  The Pennsylvania auto accident happened on Georgetown Road in Frenchcreek Township near 6:30 p.m., according to Pennslvania…
Rank this Week: 731

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

Shares advice for business owners & executives. By Cleve Clinton and Jamie Ribman.

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • Aug 28

    Trespassers – Can You Shoot ‘Em?

    Trespassers – Can You Shoot ‘Em?
    While riding the perimeter of his South Texas ranch in preparation for the upcoming dove season, Gaul Derrnit spies trespassers crawling through a new hole in his fence.  Twice before other illegal immigrants damaged Gaul’s fences…
  • Aug 22

    Weighing in – 1.2 Billion Usernames and Passwords. What, Me Worry About CyberSecurity?

    Weighing in – 1.2 Billion Usernames and Passwords. What, Me Worry About CyberSecurity?
    Last month one of our lead articles was Cyber Security: Forewarned is Fair-Warned. Last week the New York Times published an article reporting that at least 1.2 billion usernames and passwords were hacked by a Russian cybercrime group by…
  • Aug 19

    “Affluenza” Follow-Up

    “Affluenza” Follow-Up
    For those of you who took an interest in our Affluenza article from June, you may be interested to know that there are developments in the real-life story. Frederick Couch, the father of “affluenza” defendant Ethan Couch, was…
Rank this Week: 941

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/
  • Aug 28

    Intellectual Property, Innovation and Economic Growth: Mercatus Gets it Wrong

    Intellectual Property, Innovation and Economic Growth: Mercatus Gets it Wrong
    [Cross posted at the CPIP Blog.] By Mark Schultz & Adam Mossoff A handful of increasingly noisy critics of intellectual property (IP) have emerged within free market organizations. Both the emergence and vehemence of this group has…
  • Aug 26

    Swimming Against the Tide: The FTC’s Misguided Antagonism to Health Care Integration

    Swimming Against the Tide: The FTC’s Misguided Antagonism to Health Care Integration
    There is a consensus in America that we need to control health care costs and improve the delivery of health care. After a long debate on health care reform and careful scrutiny of health care markets, there seems to be agreement that the…
  • Aug 22

    A Cost-Benefit Prescription for FTC Online Data Security Regulation

    A Cost-Benefit Prescription for FTC Online Data Security Regulation
    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continues to expand its presence in online data regulation.  On August 13 the FTC announced a forthcoming workshop to explore appropriate policies toward “big data,” a term used to…
Rank this Week: 210

The California Wage and Hour Law…

The California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees

Covers overtime, meal breaks, rest breaks, and pay checks. By Steven G. Pearl.

http://cawageandhourlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 624

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
  • Aug 28

    Architect Held to a Higher Standard of Care

    Architect Held to a Higher Standard of Care
    Unlike other professionals, a unique problem faced by architects is that there are codes and ordinances that specifically detail how their jobs are to be performed.  Lawyers are ethically prohibited from contracting to guarantee the…
  • Aug 26

    Congress Extends Highway and Transportation Funding Through May 2015

    Congress Extends Highway and Transportation Funding Through May 2015
    On July 29, 2014, the Senate passed the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014, following the House of Representatives' passage two weeks earlier. The Act was signed by the President on August 8, 2014.  The Act, in part,…
  • Aug 21

    Small Business Administration Updates Small Business Standards - Increasing the Definition of “Small”

    Small Business Administration Updates Small Business Standards - Increasing the Definition of “Small”
    If your company participates in any small business, federal government procurement program, or certain state procurement programs such as the Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, the 8(a) Program of the Small Business…
Rank this Week: 875

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Aug 28

    NLRB partners with other agencies on enforcement effort

    NLRB partners with other agencies on enforcement effort
    On August 8, National Labor Relations Board Associate General Counsel Anne Purcell announced in Memorandum OM 14-77 that there may be occasions during the processing of an NLRB charge where it also would be appropriate to apprise a…
  • Aug 28

    Divided 5th Circuit focuses on sincerity of employee’s religious belief, not its religious nature

    Divided 5th Circuit focuses on sincerity of employee’s religious belief, not its religious nature
    By Lorene D. Park, J.D. Reversing summary judgment for a county employer on the religious discrimination claim of an employee who was fired after she refused to work on a Sunday so she could attend the ground-breaking of a new church, a…
  • Aug 28

    Plant-wide testing for chemicals found in some prescription meds arguably a “medical exam”

    Plant-wide testing for chemicals found in some prescription meds arguably a “medical exam”
    By Marjorie Johnson, J.D. An employer who performed a plant-wide drug screening for substances found in illegal drugs and/or prescription medicines packaged with warnings about operating machinery, and discharged workers who tested positive…
Rank this Week: 758

California Injury Attorneys Blog

California Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers personal injury lawsuits, settlements and news. By Estey & Bomberger.

http://www.esteybomberger.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    Woman Killed in Bus Accident at Burning Man Festival

    Woman Killed in Bus Accident at Burning Man Festival
    NEVADA – A woman was tragically killed shortly after midnight Thursday morning at the Burning Man festival, multiple news outlets reported. The victim died after falling under a bus carrying participants.  The fatal incident…
  • Aug 27

    Hyundai Agrees to $17 Million Fine for Delayed Recall

    Hyundai Agrees to $17 Million Fine for Delayed Recall
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said earlier this month that Hyundai Motor Company agreed to pay a $17.35 million fine for delaying the recall of 43,500 vehicles. The fine is the maximum allowed by law at the time…
  • Aug 26

    What to Do After a Car Accident

    What to Do After a Car Accident
    The aftermath of a car accident is chaotic and unfamiliar, and very often emotionally charged and overwhelming. It is good to generally know what to do if you are in a car accident before it happens.  In any stressful situation, it is…
Rank this Week: 96

US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
Rank this Week: 460

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

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

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Justice Kennedy was at UM Law to welcome new student

    Justice Kennedy was at UM Law to welcome new student
    Miami in August?  He needs to schedule this trip for beginning of the Spring semester...Anyway, Justice Kennedy had this to say (via UM News):He had expected answers such as The Verdict, To Kill a Mockingbird, or A Few Good…
  • Aug 27

    This is an incredible story

    This is an incredible story
    What happened here?The jury agreed with the defense and had reasonable doubt about whether the dad did it..The jury believed that the dad did it and the jury excused his behavior.The jury didn't know and didn't care. pollcode.com free…
  • Aug 26

    Daily Report investigates how 11th Circuit handles complaints against judge

    Daily Report investigates how 11th Circuit handles complaints against judge
    Alyson Palmer has this great article about her research into the complaints about judges filed with the 11th Circuit.  The very public suspension of Judge Fuller because of his arrest for domestic violence led her to investigate.…
Rank this Week: 81

Lake County Illinois Car Accident…

Lake County Illinois Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers car, bike and train accidents. By Elman Law Group LLC.

http://www.lakecountyillinoiscaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On August 27, 2014

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On August 27, 2014
    On Wednesday (August 27, 2014) there were various Lake County, Illinois car and other vehicle accidents as well as a variety of road and traffic hazards. Listed below are some of these Lake County, Illinois vehicle accidents and traffic…
  • Aug 26

    Car Accident Along Route 41 In Highland Park, Illinoi

    Car Accident Along Route 41 In Highland Park, Illinoi
    There was a car accident Monday afternoon (August 25, 2014) on Route 41 in Highland Park. This accident involved a car that lost control and crashed into a building along the highway at 3150 Skokie Valley Road at approximately 5:00 p.m.…
  • Aug 21

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On August 20, 2014

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On August 20, 2014
    On Wednesday (August 20, 2014) there were various Lake County, Illinois vehicle accidents and road and traffic hazards. Below are some of these Lake County, Illinois vehicle accidents and traffic hazards that occurred on August 20, as…
Rank this Week: 733

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/
  • Aug 28

    “Customer Safety” Based Incident Report Ordered Disclosed as Non Privileged

    “Customer Safety” Based Incident Report Ordered Disclosed as Non Privileged
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, ordering a Defendant in a personal injury lawsuit to disclose an incident report created following the incident at question. In today’s case (Smith…
  • Aug 27

    $25,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Multiple Rib Fracture

    $25,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Multiple Rib Fracture
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vernon Registry, assessing damages for multiple rib fractures caused by a collision. In today’s case (Bariesheff v. Bennett) the Plaintiff was involved in a 2011 rear…
  • Aug 26

    $100,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Fractured Shoulder and Wrist

    $100,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Fractured Shoulder and Wrist
    Adding to this site’s archived cases addressing non-pecuniary damages for wrist and shoulder injuries, reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for orthopaedic injuries to…
Rank this Week: 344

Broke and Broker

Broke and Broker

Covers the Wall Street docket of criminal, civil, regulatory, and arbitration cases. By Bill Singer.

http://brokeandbroker.com/index.php
  • Aug 28

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    BrokeAndBroker.com Blog by Bill Singer Labor Day Holiday Review

    BrokeAndBroker.com Blog by Bill Singer Labor Day Holiday Review
    Stockbroker Wins Expungement of 1990 Customer ComplaintAugust 29, 2014You know how you figure something's foolproof? For example, I recently left for vacation and set a week's worth of articles on the BrokeAndBroker.com ...Read OnChase Banker…
Rank this Week: 882

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Aug 28

    Consumerist reports: online retainer that threatened consumer uses bogus endorsement

    Consumerist reports: online retainer that threatened consumer uses bogus endorsement
    We told you yesterday about the online merchant Accessory Outlet, which demanded $250 from a consumer and told her she was "playing games with the wrong people" after the consumer said she would contact her credit card company about a...
  • Aug 28

    New SEC rules on asset-backed securities and credit rating agencie

    New SEC rules on asset-backed securities and credit rating agencie
    Taking aim at some of the key causes of the financial crisis, the SEC approved rules on Wednesday that would require issuers of asset-backed securities — complex investments based on mortgages, auto loans or other types of debt —…
  • Aug 27

    Paper on Privacy Harms and the Notice and Choice Framework

    Paper on Privacy Harms and the Notice and Choice Framework
    Joel R. Reidenberg, N. Cameron Russell, Alexander J. Callen, Sophia Qasir, and Thomas B. Norton, all of Fordham, have written Privacy Harms and the Effectiveness of the Notice and Choice Framework. Here is the abstract: In the last fifteen…
Rank this Week: 130

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

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

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Call For Papers: Special Issue of the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law

    Call For Papers: Special Issue of the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law
    From Anne Wagner at the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law: CALL FOR PAPERS - SPECIAL ISSUE ON ISLAMIC LAW INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR THE SEMIOTICS OF LAW Anne WagnerExpert in Legal Semiotics and Communication, Associate…
  • Aug 28

    Queer Objects: A Symposium With Robyn Wiegman and Annamarie Jagose

    Queer Objects: A Symposium With Robyn Wiegman and Annamarie Jagose
    From the Australian National University, announcement of a forthcoming Symposium: Queer Objects: A Symposium with Robyn Wiegman and Annamarie Jagose‘The rejection of essentialism,’ David Halperin writes in How to be Gay (2012),…
  • Aug 26

    ABA Journal Cartoon Caption Contest Open

    ABA Journal Cartoon Caption Contest Open
    The ABA Journal is running its September cartoon captioning contest. Submit your caption by September 14, 2014 and receive the title of Champion (for a month at least). See last month's winner here.
Rank this Week: 176

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice…

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Covers medical malpractice, product liability, public health and tort reform. By Regan Zambri & Long.

http://www.dcmedmalblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Pharmaceutical Compounds: Investigating and Regulating Their Use (Part 2)

    Pharmaceutical Compounds: Investigating and Regulating Their Use (Part 2)
    In our last post, we discussed how pharmaceutical companies have begun to profit from the proliferation of compound drugs, as reported by the New York Times. Today, we will examine the measures various entities have taken to investigate and…
  • Aug 27

    Pharmaceutical Compounds: What They Are and How They Cost Consumers (Part 1)

    Pharmaceutical Compounds: What They Are and How They Cost Consumers (Part 1)
    The rising costs of health care in the United States are no secret to doctors, patients, or pharmacists. Lifesaving drugs, procedures, and equipment continue to place a high cost burden on consumers and their insurers. Among the…
  • Aug 26

    New Research Casts Doubts on Benefits of Niacin for Heart Health

    New Research Casts Doubts on Benefits of Niacin for Heart Health
    Although many physicians have prescribed niacin, or vitamin B3, to treat high cholesterol levels, a recent study shows the compound may cause more problems than it prevents. In its July 17 issue, the New England Journal of Medicine details a…
Rank this Week: 291

Fort Worth Injury Attorney Blog

Fort Worth Injury Attorney Blog

Features accident news, traffic laws, and personal injury verdicts and settlements. By William K. Berenson.

http://www.fortworthinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    What Should You Do If The Other Driver Has No Insurance?

    What Should You Do If The Other Driver Has No Insurance?
    It's a worst-case scenario. You're in an auto accident that results in a serious injury and substantial property damage, and the person who caused it is an uninsured motorist. You automatically assume you'll be on the hook for thousands and…
  • Aug 26

    Hit-and-Run Accident Leaves One Dead in Fort Worth

    Hit-and-Run Accident Leaves One Dead in Fort Worth
    Earlier this month in Fort Worth, a hit-and-run accident took the life of one man as he was riding his moped down the North Freeway, near Long Avenue. According to a report by CBS DFW, the accident occurred shortly before 3 in the morning on…
  • Aug 25

    Teenage Passenger Dies in Tarrant County Hydroplane Accident

    Teenage Passenger Dies in Tarrant County Hydroplane Accident
    Earlier this week near Azle, a 13-year-old girl was killed when she was ejected from the SUV in which she was riding after the vehicle hydroplaned. According to a report by the Star-Telegram, the SUV was traveling on Farm Road 3325 near Azle…
Rank this Week: 658

ABC Family Law Blog

ABC Family Law Blog

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

http://abcfamilyblog.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 28

    Tampa Same Sex Divorce Case First DOMA Challenge Certified to Florida Supreme Court

    Tampa Same Sex Divorce Case First DOMA Challenge Certified to Florida Supreme Court
    Can two women who were married in Massachusetts but now are residents of Florida divorce in Florida?  That is the question that my Tampa client and her wife were looking to have answered in the affirmative.  The trial judge…
  • Aug 23

    Florida Family Law: Mandatory Disclosure

    Florida Family Law: Mandatory Disclosure
    When you file and serve a petition in a Florida family law case that involves financial issues such as child support, alimony, or the division of property in debts, a clock starts ticking.  Within 45 days of the initial pleadings…
  • Aug 16

    Florida Bar Family Law Section Moves To File Brief In Same Sex Divorce Appeal

    Florida Bar Family Law Section Moves To File Brief In Same Sex Divorce Appeal
    The Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, representing over 4,000 attorneys and affiliate members, has decided to file a brief in a divorce appeal in favor of the right of same sex spouses in Florida to divorce.  The Family…
Rank this Week: 642

Missouri Injury Attorneys Blog

Missouri Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers Missouri motor vehicle crash, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. By The A.W. Smith Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.missouriinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Vehicle Was Hit Head On Causing Serious Injurie

    Vehicle Was Hit Head On Causing Serious Injurie
    "We base these posts on information retrieved from on-line crash reports and other media. By posting this information we are in no way attempting to contact any of the people mentioned in the respective posts. We post only public information…
  • Aug 26

    Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle with attached Tractor and Trailer

    Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle with attached Tractor and Trailer
    "We base these posts on information retrieved from on-line crash reports and other media. By posting this information we are in no way attempting to contact any of the people mentioned in the respective posts. We post only public information…
  • Aug 12

    Vehicle Loses Control Causing Vehicle to Overturn

    Vehicle Loses Control Causing Vehicle to Overturn
    "We base these posts on information retrieved from on-line crash reports and other media. By posting this information we are in no way attempting to contact any of the people mentioned in the respective posts. We post only public information…
Rank this Week: 186

Federalist Society Multimedia…

Federalist Society Multimedia Archive

Audio of recent events, speeches and conferences of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.

http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/page/multimedia-from-past-federalist-society-events-2014
  • Aug 28

    Obama's Enforcer: Eric Holder's Justice Department 8-11-2014

    Obama's Enforcer: Eric Holder's Justice Department 8-11-2014
    From “Fast and Furious” to the unprecedented surveillance of journalists, Eric Holder’s Justice Department has become the dark side of the Obama Administration. The Attorney General is at the center of a growing list of…
  • Jul 24

    2014 Annual Supreme Court Round Up 7-18-2014

    2014 Annual Supreme Court Round Up 7-18-2014
    Washington, DC Lawyers Chapter On July 18, 2014, Thomas Hungar of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Noel Francisco of Jones Day delivered the Annual Supreme Court Round Up at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington,…
  • Jun 11

    Commissioner Barkow Keynote Remarks 5-13-2014

    Commissioner Barkow Keynote Remarks 5-13-2014
    Criminal Law and the Administrative State: Defining and Enforcing Regulatory Crimes | The Administrative Conference, together with The Federalist Society, the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice and Administrative Law and Regulatory…
Rank this Week: 442

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Covers cruise passenger and crew safety, seafarer conditions, maritime law and all types of injuries at sea. By Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A.

http://blog.lipcon.com/
  • Aug 28

    Can Maritime Lawyers Help Victims Recover Compensation Following Weather-Related Accidents at Sea?

    Can Maritime Lawyers Help Victims Recover Compensation Following Weather-Related Accidents at Sea?
    Here in Miami, it’s pretty common for weather to go haywire. More often than not, our city gets inundated with several inches of rain from one of our many weekly showers and thunderstorms. But while we are certainly used to the…
  • Aug 22

    When to Contact an Offshore Injury Lawyer

    When to Contact an Offshore Injury Lawyer
    We talk a lot about maritime accidents here at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A, many of which result from the ship operator’s negligent actions. Some common accidents we usually hear about include cruise ships running…
  • Aug 21

    More on the Canadian Military’s Staged Cruise Ship Accident from Our Maritime Attorney

    More on the Canadian Military’s Staged Cruise Ship Accident from Our Maritime Attorney
    A few days ago, our maritime attorney, Michael Winkleman, discussed a rather unusual exercise carried out by the Canadian military with the goal of improving emergency response tactics. One of the exercises involved staging a cruise ship…
Rank this Week: 103

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Covers Los Angeles personal injury and car accident information. By Robert B. Reeves.

http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    California’s Workers’ Compensation System and Brain Injury Claims Brought By NFL Player

    California’s Workers’ Compensation System and Brain Injury Claims Brought By NFL Player
    As the summer quickly fades to fall, people throughout the state are gearing up to cheer on their favorite California NFL team. However, most fans are only now becoming aware of the severe medical conditions that their favorite athletes can…
  • Aug 26

    San Diego County Car Accident Kills Three Student

    San Diego County Car Accident Kills Three Student
    Late at night on August 21, 2014, a 2000 Honda Prelude driven by a 19-year-old male ran off of state Route 78 in San Diego County, traveled down an embankment, and collided with an electric pole. The impact with the pole split the vehicle
  • Aug 25

    Driver in Whittier Hit-and-Run Pleads No Contest

    Driver in Whittier Hit-and-Run Pleads No Contest
    A motorist pleaded no contest in court this week for leaving the scene of an accident after his vehicle fatally struck a pedestrian in a Whittier crosswalk. Isaiah Storey, 25, pleaded no contest to one felony count of leaving the scene and…
Rank this Week: 333

Central Illinois Paralegal

Central Illinois Paralegal

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

http://www.icclaw.net/
  • Aug 28

    Veterans Career Fair!

    Veterans Career Fair!
    United States Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons Veterans Career Fair September 10, 2014 9:00 am- 2:00 pm FCI Pekin 2600 South 2nd Street, Pekin, Il 61555 Come One, Come All!! Veterans and the general public are welcome to attend…
  • Aug 28

    10 Things Every College Professor Hate

    10 Things Every College Professor Hate
    One of our former faculty members, also a grad and a regular source of employment sent us this link.  Open and read.  Most things aren't an issue for most students and we appreciate that, but if one hits home, take note.  The…
  • Aug 20

    25th Annual Legal Educational Seminar

    25th Annual Legal Educational Seminar
    25th Annual Legal Educational Seminar The 2014 Central Illinois Paralegal Association Seminar Committee, in conjunction with the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, cordially invites you to attend the 25th Annual Legal…
Rank this Week: 180

Space Politics

Space Politics

Covers space policy, new and commentary. By Jeff Foust.

http://www.spacepolitics.com
  • Aug 28

    House members seek details on SLS/Orion schedules and spending

    House members seek details on SLS/Orion schedules and spending
    A day after NASA announced that the first SLS may not be ready for launch until as late as November 2018, two key members of the House Science Committee asked NASA for details on both the schedule and funding levels of the SLS and Orion…
  • Aug 27

    With an SLS slip looming, one senator wants to keep NASA’s budget “on track”

    With an SLS slip looming, one senator wants to keep NASA’s budget “on track”
    An announcement Wednesday by NASA that the first launch of the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket could slip by nearly a year has led one key senator to suggest the program needs some budgetary help. NASA announced…
  • Aug 26

    Air Force starts search for an RD-180 replacement

    Air Force starts search for an RD-180 replacement
    Although the supply of Russian-built RD-180 engines that power the first stage of the Atlas V do not appear to be in the same level of jeopardy as feared earlier this year—United Launch Alliance took delivery of two of those engines…
Rank this Week: 427

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 28

    Misleading Attacks On California’s New Transportation Analysis Under CEQA

    Misleading Attacks On California’s New Transportation Analysis Under CEQA
    Last year, the California legislature passed badly needed reform to change how agencies evaluate a project’s transportation impacts under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  The Governor’s Office of Planning and…
  • Aug 26

    A Hidden Property Gem From Justice Jackson

    A Hidden Property Gem From Justice Jackson
    Although it is never fun to do new class preparation, I like teaching new classes because it forces me gives me the opportunity to learn new material and new areas of law. So it is this semester, when I will teach water law for the first…
  • Aug 26

    The Wonders of Denialism

    The Wonders of Denialism
    If you’re inclined to doubt science, why not start with the germ theory of disease?  After all, isn’t it implausible that illness, death, and even mass epidemics are caused by tiny invisible organisms that invade our bodies?…
Rank this Week: 468

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 371