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Pepperdine Law Family & Friends

Pepperdine Law Family & Friends

By the Student Life Office of the Pepperdine University School of Law.

http://pepperdinelawfamily.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 17

    A Break From The Blog

    A Break From The Blog
    Today ends the last full week of classes for the spring semester.  Next week, classes will end on Wednesday, followed by the intense preparation period for final exams. I will attend two back-to-back conferences next week, so I will…
  • Apr 16

    School of Law Dinner

    School of Law Dinner
    Here are several pictures from an excellent School of Law Dinner last Saturday:
  • Apr 15

    Brand New Video (Parris Institute)

    Brand New Video (Parris Institute)
    The Parris Institute for Professional Formation unveiled a brand new video at the School of Law Dinner last Saturday evening.  It features Pepperdine students and is fantastic.  Check it out on YouTube by clicking HERE.
Rank this Week: 639

Jusweek!

Jusweek!

Covers law, society, humor and geopolitics. In Portuguese.

http://jusweek.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 362

Family Lore

Family Lore

Covers child support, divorce, property and chiildren. By John Boich.

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Apr 17

    An interesting week

    An interesting week
    Highlights of an interesting week for me on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog included:Another vote for no-fault divorce - Adding my voice to those of Baroness Hale and Marilyn Stowe, amongst many others.The…
  • Apr 13

    No-fault divorce: Current laws are relic of a bygone age

    No-fault divorce: Current laws are relic of a bygone age
    Jane RobeyCommenting on recent reports surrounding the possible introduction of ‘no fault’ divorce, the CEO of National Family Mediation (NFM), Jane Robey, said:“Our country’s divorce laws are a relic of a bygone age.…
  • Apr 13

    "Without equal access to justice there's no justice at all"

    "Without equal access to justice there's no justice at all"
    Goes on a bit, and sadly probably futile, but worth a watch:For more details see here.
Rank this Week: 568

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

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

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Apr 16

    A Recent Review of Conflict of Laws in the Estates Context

    A Recent Review of Conflict of Laws in the Estates Context
    A recent Ontario Supreme Court of Justice – Ontario Divisional Court decision, Park v. Myong, 2015 ONSC 2287, presents an interesting review and discussion of law of jurisdiction and conflict of laws in the Estates law context. In this…
  • Apr 15

    Cottage Value: Date of Death versus Date of Distribution

    Cottage Value: Date of Death versus Date of Distribution
    As the cottage season fast approaches, many Estate practitioners can’t help but reflect on what has proved to be one of the most contentious assets of any Estate. For this reason, it is beneficial to review some of the Ontario case law…
  • Apr 15

    Charitable Giving and the “Warm Glow”

    Charitable Giving and the “Warm Glow”
    It’s hard to ignore the news of slashed oil prices in Canada. Low oil prices have meant a break for drivers across the country, yet they have also resulted in negative economic impacts, particularly in Alberta. Now, that Province is…
Rank this Week: 456

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
  • Apr 16

    Court Rules that Automatically Generated Read Receipt is Not Hearsay: eDiscovery Case Law

    Court Rules that Automatically Generated Read Receipt is Not Hearsay: eDiscovery Case Law
    In Fox v. Leland Volunteer Fire/Rescue Dep’t Inc., North Carolina District Judge Louise W. Flanagan ruled that a Read Receipt automatically sent from the defendant’s email address to the plaintiff (when the defendant opened an…
  • Apr 15

    Free Trojans with Your Document Production: eDiscovery Trend

    Free Trojans with Your Document Production: eDiscovery Trend
    An Arkansas lawyer representing three Fort Smith police officers in a whistleblower case is seeking sanctions after his computer expert found malware on an external hard drive supplied in response to a discovery request, according to a story…
  • Apr 14

    A New Calculator from EDRM and Other EDRM News: eDiscovery Trend

    A New Calculator from EDRM and Other EDRM News: eDiscovery Trend
    Over a year ago, we discussed budget calculators available from the Metrics section of the EDRM web site and reviewed the four calculators available at the time. In the past couple of weeks, EDRM added a new calculator. Let’s take a…
Rank this Week: 477

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports, and other matters of general interest to the Houston business, professional, and academic communities. Published by Houston attorney Tom Kirkendall.

http://blog.kir.com/
Rank this Week: 515

RegBlog

RegBlog

A regulation blog, in affiliation with the Penn Program on Regulation. From the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

http://www.regblog.org/
Rank this Week: 526

FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
  • Apr 16

    Tobacco Companies Challenge CTP Guidance on Substantial Equivalence

    Tobacco Companies Challenge CTP Guidance on Substantial Equivalence
    By David B. Clissold – In September 2011, the Center for Tobacco Products (“CTP”) issued a draft guidance entitled “Demonstrating the Substantial Equivalence of a New Tobacco Product: Responses to Frequently Asked Questions”…
  • Apr 16

    Diagnostic Test Working Group Proposes Alternative to FDA’s LDT Framework

    Diagnostic Test Working Group Proposes Alternative to FDA’s LDT Framework
    By Allyson B. Mullen & Jeff N. Gibbs – As we have previously blogged on numerous times (for example, here and here), FDA has released a framework for regulation of laboratory developed tests (LDTs). FDA’s proposed framework has…
  • Apr 15

    CDRH Releases Final Guidance for Expedited Access to Devices for Unmet Medical Need

    CDRH Releases Final Guidance for Expedited Access to Devices for Unmet Medical Need
    By Allyson B. Mullen – On April 13, CDRH released the final guidance document for “Expedited Access for Premarket Approval and De Novo Medical Devices Intended for Unmet Medical Need for Life Threatening or Irreversibly Debilitating…
Rank this Week: 284

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
  • Apr 16

    Virginia: Jury Gets To Hear About Appraisal Bait-And-Switch

    Virginia: Jury Gets To Hear About Appraisal Bait-And-Switch
    The Virginia Supreme Court today came back with an opinion in Ramsey v. Commissioner of Highways, No, 140929 (Apr. 16, 2015), a eminent domain case in which we filed an amicus brief in support of the property owner. Under Virginia's…
  • Apr 15

    HAWSCT Clarifies Joinder Of Indispensable Partie

    HAWSCT Clarifies Joinder Of Indispensable Partie
    Here's the latest from the Hawaii Supreme Court on the joinder of parties under Rule 19, where there's a claim that an absent party is "indispensable" and thus the case should be dismissed. Bottom line is that an absentee should be joined if…
  • Apr 15

    Missouri: Statute Which Supplants Common Law Farm Nuisance Claim Is Not A Taking

    Missouri: Statute Which Supplants Common Law Farm Nuisance Claim Is Not A Taking
    In 2011, Missouri adopted a statute that looks to us like a slightly modified "right to farm" law: The statute supplants the common law of private nuisance in actions in which the "alleged nuisance emanates from property primarily used for…
Rank this Week: 460

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Apr 16

    Losing my nerve

    Losing my nerve
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  • Apr 16

    NY Times Room for Debate: Defending Shareholder Wealth Maximization in 300 Word

    NY Times Room for Debate: Defending Shareholder Wealth Maximization in 300 Word
    I was invited to participate in the NY Times Room for Debate on The Do-Gooder Corporation: Does the law allow corporations to pursue social goals over shareholder profits? I had a whopping 300 word... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Apr 15

    Bussel on Klee as a bankruptcy examiner

    Bussel on Klee as a bankruptcy examiner
    My UCLAW colleague Daniel Bussel has a post on the increasing importance of bankruptcy examiners: There is a buzz in the air concerning bankruptcy examiners. Recently in such cases as ResCap, Dynegy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 543

Customs Law

Customs Law

Covers American customs law and international trade law. By Lawrence Friedman.

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Ruling of the Week 2015.13: Origin, NAFTA and Circular Reasoning

    Ruling of the Week 2015.13: Origin, NAFTA and Circular Reasoning
    The NAFTA Marking rules are a giant mystery to many people.Let's assume you are importing evaporator cores from Mexico. The cores are initially produced in South Korea and shipped to the U.S. From here, they are exported to a facility in…
  • Apr 6

    Late Ruling of the Week 2015.12: Quiver

    Late Ruling of the Week 2015.12: Quiver
    If you read this blog regularly, you know I have a certain affinity for nerd culture and, in particular, comic book superheroes. For example, I very much like the CW incarnation of Oliver Queen's Green Arrow. I will admit that the Green Arrow…
  • Mar 28

    Ruling of the Week 2015.11: German Pizza, Chicago Pride

    Ruling of the Week 2015.11: German Pizza, Chicago Pride
    This one is pretty straight forward. The only reason I am covering it is that the notion of importing completely prepared pizza from Germany is oddly funny to me. Kind of like getting tacos from Australia.In N261593 (Mar. 11, 2015), U.S.…
Rank this Week: 587

The LL.M. Program in Agricultural…

The LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law

Covers the law of food and agriculture. By the Graduate Program in Agricultural & Food Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law.

http://www.agfoodllm.com/
  • Apr 16

    Alumni Update: Sara Albert featured in preventobesity.net article

    Alumni Update: Sara Albert featured in preventobesity.net article
    We are pleased to share that LL.M. Alum Sara Albert was recently featured in this Increasing Access to Healthy Food in Dallas County, Texas article published by preventobesity.net. Sara serves as the Assistant Director of Food…
  • Apr 16

    Special Guest: Director of Congressional Relations in the Public Policy Department, Kristi Boswell

    Special Guest: Director of Congressional Relations in the Public Policy Department, Kristi Boswell
    Immigration Reform in AgricultureOn Tuesday, special guest Kristi Boswell will visit the LL.M. class to provide a special session on Immigration Reform in Agriculture. Her visit is a part of the ongoing Agricultural Labor Law Course taught by…
  • Apr 3

    New Book Features Contributions from Seven LL.M. Alumni

    New Book Features Contributions from Seven LL.M. Alumni
    Urban Agriculture: Policy, Law, Strategy, and ImplementationCongratulations are in order for Lauren Bernadett, Nicole Civita, Lauren Handel, Andy Frame, Sara Albert, Michael T. Roberts, Executive Director for the Resinck Program for…
Rank this Week: 370

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers elder abuse, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse and neglect. By Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates P.C.

http://www.chicagonursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    Distracted Driving Awareness Month
    Resulting in more than 3,000 deaths and nearly half a million injuries each year, distracted driving is an epidemic that needs to be addressed. With teens and adults alike talking, texting, and engaging in other activities behind the wheel,…
  • Apr 9

    What to Expect from a Birth Injury Claim

    What to Expect from a Birth Injury Claim
    Learning that your newborn has suffered a birth-related injury can be traumatic, especially if the injury could have been avoided. Sadly, approximately seven of every 1,000 babies born in the U.S. suffer a birth injury of one form or another…
  • Apr 6

    9-Point Checklist for Motorcycle Safety

    9-Point Checklist for Motorcycle Safety
    While the biggest threat to most motorcycle riders’ safety is the carelessness and inattentiveness of other drivers on the road, there are still plenty of things riders can do to reduce the risk of being in an accident.  Consider…
Rank this Week: 395

New York Divorce Lawyer Blog

New York Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers New York family law and divorce law. By Andrea Vacca.

http://www.newyorkdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Sometimes the Solution Is Right in Front of You

    Sometimes the Solution Is Right in Front of You
    I recently decided it was time to give my website a makeover. My website designer and I decided that blue would be a primary color in the design and she asked me to send her shades of blue that appealed to me. I typed "blue" into my browser…
  • Mar 3

    The Choice Is Your

    The Choice Is Your
    Sometimes people in the middle of divorce litigation realize that the court system just isn't working for them. Time is going by, the costs are piling up, and they seem further from resolution than ever. At this point, it may be time for…
  • Jan 15

    Nobody Is Perfect, Especially in the Middle of Divorce

    Nobody Is Perfect, Especially in the Middle of Divorce
    Divorce is one of the most difficult life experiences that anyone can go through. And while the clients who I work with are all committed to having the least adversarial divorce possible, it's not always easy for them to find it in themselves…
Rank this Week: 534

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law…

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law Blog

Covers antitrust, privacy, international trade, and white color criminal defense. By Reed Smith.

http://www.globalregulatoryenforcementlawblog.com
Rank this Week: 391

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

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

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Apr 16

    Does a Paid Suspension Constitute Constructive Dismissal?

    Does a Paid Suspension Constitute Constructive Dismissal?
    Constructive dismissal claims are established by proving that a fundamental change in employment has occurred (i.e., working conditions, duties and compensation).  Most notably, a recent court ruling established a paid (non-disciplinary)…
  • Apr 16

    Employee Work Skeletons Can Harm Future Employment

    Employee Work Skeletons Can Harm Future Employment
    Employees-beware of your work skeletons! Social media can be a good source for many things, even handy for employers to uncover employee work skeletons. Potential job candidates and employees need to be cautious about what they post and make…
  • Apr 13

    Q&A: Resignation right

    Q&A: Resignation right
    I have provided my current employer with a resignation letter that included a proposed resignation date in one month’s time.  I was, however, told to immediately leave the workplace.  I have not been paid for the one…
Rank this Week: 354

Orange Book Blog

Orange Book Blog

Covers patent and FDA law, including authorized generics, biogenerics, Hatch-Waxman litigation and Orange Book patent listing/delisting. By Aaron F. Barkoff.

http://www.orangebookblog.com/
Rank this Week: 349

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/
  • Apr 16

    The EEOC’s Proposed Wellness Plan Regulation: Some Progress, But Issues Persist

    The EEOC’s Proposed Wellness Plan Regulation: Some Progress, But Issues Persist
    By Paul H. Kehoe and Lawrence Lorber   Earlier today, the EEOC published its much anticipated Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) regarding the interaction between wellness plans and the Americans With Disabilities Act…
  • Apr 15

    The EEOC Settles Its First Transgender Suit Filed Under Title VII

    The EEOC Settles Its First Transgender Suit Filed Under Title VII
    By Gerald L. Maatman Jr. and Howard M. Wexler As we have previously reported, the EEOC has decided to pursue protections for transgender workers under Title VII’s prohibition against “sex” discrimination and harassment as…
  • Apr 13

    EEOC Issues Probable Cause Determination Against New York City To The Tune Of $246 million

    EEOC Issues Probable Cause Determination Against New York City To The Tune Of $246 million
    By Gerald L. Maatman Jr. and Howard M. Wexler On April 1, 2015 the EEOC’s New York District Office issued a Determination finding probable cause to believe that the City of New York’s Department of Citywide Administrative…
Rank this Week: 554

Law and Magic Blog

Law and Magic Blog

Discusses the intersection of law and magic, religion, pseudoscience, paranormal, and science.

http://lpcprof.typepad.com/law_and_magic_blog/
  • Apr 16

    TSA's Behavioral Detection Program

    TSA's Behavioral Detection Program
    Tung Yin, Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark Law School, discusses whether behavioral detection screening as the TSA practices it detects security threats. Here's the link to his post for Jurist, enticingly and alliteratively titled…
  • Apr 13

    The Cultural Origins Of the Witch

    The Cultural Origins Of the Witch
    Alastair Sooke, art critic of the Daily Telegraph, discusses the cultural history of witches in this piece for the BBC website. He points out that common images that we associate with witches (that they can turn people into animals, for...
  • Apr 3

    Classroom Magic

    Classroom Magic
    A wonderful and imaginative April's Fool Day creation by Dr. Matthew Weathers of Biola University. It's creative and it's not mean-spirited. Apparently Dr. Weathers is known for his video "teachable moments." Here's one from…
Rank this Week: 602

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 16

    Fans, Norms, and Copyright

    Fans, Norms, and Copyright
    Stacey Lantagne, University of Mississippi School of Law, is publishing The Copymark Creep: How the Normative Standards of Fan Communities Can Rescue Copyright in the 2016 volume of the Georgia State University Law Review. Here is the…
  • Apr 16

    Trolling For Doe

    Trolling For Doe
    Brad A. Greenberg, Columbia University Law School and Yale Information Society Law Project has published Copyright Trolls and the Common Law at 100 Iowa Law Review Bulletin 77 (2015). Here is the abstract. Copyright trolls have been treated…
  • Apr 15

    An Independent Agency To Handle Copyright?

    An Independent Agency To Handle Copyright?
    The Registrar of Copyright would like Congress to set up an independent agency to handle copyright. Right now copyright law is handled within the Library of Congress, and the current Registrar would like more independence of action. More…
Rank this Week: 525

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Apr 16

    ROUNDUP: Law and Humanities 04.16.15

    ROUNDUP: Law and Humanities 04.16.15
    New Books New books of interest to law and humanities folks include Robert P. Burns’  Kafka’s Law: “The Trial” and American Criminal Justice (University of Chicago Press, 2014).  Here’s a description…
  • Apr 15

    The Troublesome Inheritance of Americans in Magna Carta and Trial by Jury

    The Troublesome Inheritance of Americans in Magna Carta and Trial by Jury
    For Americans, both Magna Carta and trial by jury are enveloped in almost sacred myths. The myths of Magna Carta and jury trial are the more powerful for being deeply intertwined. These and similar myths encouraged Americans to accomplish…
  • Apr 15

    Governing the District of Columbia

    Governing the District of Columbia
    A quick thought that occurred to me recently is that someone could probably write an interesting article on how Congress governed the District of Columbia from its creation in 1800 until Home Rule was established in the 1970s.  The…
Rank this Week: 613

Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, veterans benefits and special needs trusts. By Mark E. Wight.

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
  • Apr 16

    Idaho Estate Planning - Long Term Care for Veteran

    Idaho Estate Planning - Long Term Care for Veteran
    Pension with Aid and Attendance. This is the most widely known benefit and offers the highest possible monthly payment. It provides benefits for a veteran or surviving spouse who requires the attendance of another person to assist in…
  • Apr 15

    Idaho Veterans - It's Difficult for Vets to Use Housing Voucher

    Idaho Veterans - It's Difficult for Vets to Use Housing Voucher
    In an article today the Idaho Statesman reporter Anna Webb touched on the difficulty homeless veterans face when trying to use rent vouchers to secure a place to live. In the article Ms. Webb states: "Safe, affordable housing is tough…
  • Apr 14

    Idaho Estate Planning - Could You Inherit a Debt?

    Idaho Estate Planning - Could You Inherit a Debt?
    It’s not that easy for some family members to discuss debt issues, especially older Americans who hoped for better at the end of their lives. Even so, parents and their adult children or spouses should thoroughly talk about any outstanding…
Rank this Week: 539

Family Law Topics

Family Law Topics

Covers family and divorce law. By Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP.

http://www.familylawtopics.com/
Rank this Week: 511

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

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

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
Rank this Week: 469

Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

http://brownandlittlelaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    One Day Of Jail And A Whole Lotta Pain In The A

    One Day Of Jail And A Whole Lotta Pain In The A
    Quite often, criminal punishments are harsh not because they involve a lot of jail time or heavy fines, but because of the irritating hoops you have to jump through to satisfy them. It’s most common in DUI cases, and it reaches its…
  • Apr 15

    Ignoring The Will Of The People

    Ignoring The Will Of The People
    You would never in a million years see an opinion like State v. Hancock in anything but a criminal case. In it, the Supreme Court of Arizona spent its valuable time analyzing a provision that said a certain group authorized to do a certain…
  • Apr 8

    The Enemy Is All Of U

    The Enemy Is All Of U
    You’d probably think that Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery’s moral compass is tried and true. It certainly should be, as he leads one of the nation’s largest public prosecutorial agencies. His office chooses who to…
Rank this Week: 608

Main Line Family law Center Blog

Main Line Family law Center Blog

Provides legal, financial and emotional support for those considering a separation or divorce.

http://www.mainlinedivorcemediator.com/healthy-divorce-blog/
  • Apr 16

    6 Tax Issues You Must Discuss for a Fair Divorce Settlement

    6 Tax Issues You Must Discuss for a Fair Divorce Settlement
    I am always surprised at the number of times that I see divorce settlements, even those written by legal professionals, which fail to contain any tax provisions. Despite this lack of attention, tax issues can often have the greatest impact on…
  • Mar 30

    2 Basic Questions to Ask When Using Mediation for Divorce

    2 Basic Questions to Ask When Using Mediation for Divorce
    Divorce is commonly portrayed in the media as a long drawn out court battle, requiring a lot of time and money to resolve. While it may seem like the only option if you and your spouse disagree on big things like finances and what’s…
  • Mar 10

    3 Tips for Achieving a Fair Divorce Settlement Agreement

    3 Tips for Achieving a Fair Divorce Settlement Agreement
    Oftentimes couples are advised to work towards achieving a fair settlement agreement. While dividing assets can look fair mathematically and on paper, it may not feel fair for the individual. What does “fair” mean in the eyes…
Rank this Week: 339

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/
  • Apr 16

    Thursday news and note

    Thursday news and note
    1.  Would you pick the Chief Justice for jury duty?  These lawyers passed in a state civil case:Rubin eventually asked people to raise their hands if they were involved in certain professions or were close to people involved in …
  • Apr 14

    Britto sues Apple

    Britto sues Apple
    Over this ad:Below is the complaint, which fell before Kathy Williams. According to the lawsuit, Britto's specific Trade Dress is "strong, fanciful, non-functional, and inherently distinctive," composed of vibrant color combinations, the…
  • Apr 13

    "I want to reiterate to all department personnel…that they are prohibited from soliciting, procuring, or accepting commercial sex."

    "I want to reiterate to all department personnel…that they are prohibited from soliciting, procuring, or accepting commercial sex."
    That was a friendly reminder from Attorney General Eric Holder to DOJ employees not to hire prostitutes even if it's legal in that country:As an excuse for his actions, one DEA agent told investigators that prostitution is “considered…
Rank this Week: 558

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Apr 16

    House passes bill to amend TILA points and fees definition for mortgage loan

    House passes bill to amend TILA points and fees definition for mortgage loan
    Richard J. Andreano, Jr. Earlier this week, the House of Representatives passed a bill to amend the TILA definition of “points and fees” that is used to determine whether a loan is a high-cost mortgage or, for purposes…
  • Apr 15

    CFPB issues final rule on homeownership counseling requirement

    CFPB issues final rule on homeownership counseling requirement
    Richard J. Andreano, Jr. The CFPB has issued a final rule to assist lender compliance with RESPA and TILA homeownership counseling requirements.  Under RESPA, a lender must provide applicants for a federally related mortgage loan with a…
  • Apr 15

    CFPB finalizes temporary suspension of TILA requirement for quarterly submission of credit card agreement

    CFPB finalizes temporary suspension of TILA requirement for quarterly submission of credit card agreement
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has issued a final rule adopting its proposal to suspend for one year the Truth in Lending Act/Regulation Z requirement for issuers of open-end credit cards to send their credit card agreements to the CFPB…
Rank this Week: 388

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Covers federal and state income taxes, and business taxes. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://taxtrustestatenews.com/
  • Apr 16

    Tax Reform Is An Urgent Issue In The U.S.

    Tax Reform Is An Urgent Issue In The U.S.
    Washington is in urgent need of tax reform, and as a result, lawmakers should seriously consider improving the current system, writer Nick Novak emphasized in a recent Washington Times article. Urgent need for reform Novak, director of…
  • Apr 13

    Scrapping Death Tax Would Benefit Small Businesse

    Scrapping Death Tax Would Benefit Small Businesse
    On March 25, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) reintroduced legislation that would permanently eliminate the federal estate tax. In a statement released the same day, Thune lamented the challenges faced by small businesses and emphasized the job…
  • Apr 9

    Would Eliminating Income Taxes Provide Benefits?

    Would Eliminating Income Taxes Provide Benefits?
    Scrapping income taxes completely would generate several benefits, starting with the hassle that many corporations and individuals face during tax season, expert Peter Morici contended in a recent CNBC commentary piece. Policy analysts have…
Rank this Week: 347

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Covers news and information related to criminal law and life. By Charles M. Rowland II.

http://www.daytondui.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    72 Hour Programs In The Miami County Municipal Court

    72 Hour Programs In The Miami County Municipal Court
    According to its website, the Miami County Municipal Court has approved the following 72 hour OVI residential programs: Addiction Resource Center (ARC) - 937-767-0178 Drivers Intervention Program (DIP) - 937-492-8080 Weekend Intervention…
  • Apr 15

    Will An Ohio DUI Prevent Me From Getting An STNA?

    Will An Ohio DUI Prevent Me From Getting An STNA?
    A recent client asked, "Will an Ohio DUI charge prevent me from getting my STNA (State Tested Nursing Assistant) license? Short Answer: No! Candidates are trained and tested and their credentials are maintained by Ohio Department of Health's…
  • Apr 13

    Dayton Red Light and Speed Cameras Still Bad New

    Dayton Red Light and Speed Cameras Still Bad New
    Dayton red light cameras are still on! Dayton has 30 speed and red light cameras in use throughout the city. Despite a law passed by the Ohio legislature, the cameras remain running due to a decision by Judge Barbara Gorman in the Montgomery…
Rank this Week: 488

Florida Elder Law and Estate…

Florida Elder Law and Estate Planning

Provides news and views on current topics in elder law, estate planning, wills and trusts, caregiver issues, probate and estate administration, Medicaid and Veterans benefits, other issues of importance to seniors and their families. By Joseph S. Karp.

http://karplaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 636

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

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

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Apr 16

    Notes from Tulane

    Notes from Tulane
    Here are a few pieces with notes from the recent M&A conference at Tulane: – WSJ’s “Two Pieces of Good News for Activists from Tulane M&A Confab” – Fortune’s “As deals rise, bankers warn of…
  • Apr 15

    NASAA Proposes to Exempt Certain M&A Broker

    NASAA Proposes to Exempt Certain M&A Broker
    As noted in this memo, a few months ago, NASAA requested comments on a proposed uniform state model rule regarding the exemption of certain M&A Brokers from state registration requirements. This proposal has key differences from a Corp…
  • Apr 14

    Fed Eases Small Bank M&A Rule

    Fed Eases Small Bank M&A Rule
    Here’s a blog by Stinson Leonard Street’s Steve Quinlivan: The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Board has modified its Small Bank Holding Company Policy Statement to facilitate the sale of smaller community banks. Under…
Rank this Week: 552

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Legal News from South Carolina and San Joaquin

    Legal News from South Carolina and San Joaquin
    Late yesterday the South Carolina Supreme Court issued a brief order transferring to itself the jurisdiction over the appeal filed by ECUSA and its rump group (ECSC) from the February 3, 2015 judgment and order against them entered by Circuit…
  • Apr 3

    Reconciling John's Account of Good Friday

    Reconciling John's Account of Good Friday
    [Note: This post is an update of the one I published on Good Friday, four years ago. It incorporates some newer information.]  There is far more literature about the date of Jesus' death than there is about his birth. One reason is…
  • Apr 1

    Memorandum to Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori (CONFIDENTIAL)

    Memorandum to Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori (CONFIDENTIAL)
    MEMORANDUM TO: Her Excellency, the Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jeffers SchoriFROM: Chancellor to the Presiding BishopDATE: April 1, 2015SUBJECT: Need for Immediate Pastoral DirectionCONFIDENTIAL - FOR THE PB'S EYES ONLYYour Excellency:There is…
Rank this Week: 492

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Covers Utah criminal law and Constitutional issues. By Clayton A. Simms, LLC.

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Apr 15

    Utah Felony Drug Cases May Be Dismissed

    Utah Felony Drug Cases May Be Dismissed
    Police Chief pleads the 5th 10 felony drug cases in Escalante Utah may be dismissed as former police Chief Kevin Worlton refused to testify in court. Worlton objected to the subpoena to testify in the drug cases, stating that the information…
  • Apr 13

    Sentencing Postponed for Convicted Utah Murderer Johnny Wall

    Sentencing Postponed for Convicted Utah Murderer Johnny Wall
    Sentencing Postponed Sentencing has been postponed for former Utah pediatrician Johnny Wall who was convicted in March for the murder of his ex-wife. On September 27th 2011, cancer researcher Uta von Schwedler was found drowned in her bathtub…
  • Mar 30

    DUI Automobile Homicide for Man Involved in High-Speed Pursuit

    DUI Automobile Homicide for Man Involved in High-Speed Pursuit
    A man arrested last May after a crash that killed the three other passengers in his vehicle pleaded guilty to DUI automobile homicide on Friday, March 27. One of the passengers was the driver’s girlfriend, and the others were juveniles.…
Rank this Week: 356

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    More on Medical Identity Theft: certainly…

    More on Medical Identity Theft: certainly getting a lot of attention these days. UPDATE: I've got to say that's a little misleading.  "Nearly 60% were the result of theft" makes is sound like there were 600 breaches affecting…
  • Apr 10

    Another Individual HIPAA Criminal…

    Another Individual HIPAA Criminal prosecution: this time a hospital respiratory therapist who accessed patient data.  No indication in the article what she was attempting to do with the data, but since it's a criminal complaint, I suspect…
  • Mar 31

    Lender HIPAA issues: Here's what looks…

    Lender HIPAA issues: Here's what looks like an interesting (if short) article on HIPAA implications for healthcare lenders and other potentially unwitting business associates.  Full disclosure: even though it's short, I haven't read it; too…
Rank this Week: 308

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
Rank this Week: 480

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

Provides news and views on matters of interest to the Brooklyn Law School community.

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Apr 15

    Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Trial

    Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Trial
    On April 15, 1865, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, died from a bullet wound inflicted the night before by John Wilkes Booth, an actor and Confederate sympathizer. Lincoln’s death came only six days after…
  • Apr 13

    Summer Access (& Beyond) to Bloomberg Law, Lexis & Westlaw

    Summer Access (& Beyond) to Bloomberg Law, Lexis & Westlaw
    The three legal research databases, Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance and WestlawNext, are available to Brooklyn Law School students this summer.  May 2015 graduates will also have access to these databases for six months after…
  • Apr 7

    The Supreme Court Crafts a New Standard in Pregnancy Discrimination Cases – Young v. UPS

    The Supreme Court Crafts a New Standard in Pregnancy Discrimination Cases – Young v. UPS
    On March 25, 2015, the Supreme Court handed down Young v. United Parcel Service and set forth a new standard making it easier for a female employee to establish discrimination under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act [42 U.S.C.…
Rank this Week: 312

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey divorce and family law. By The Law Offices of Edward R. Weinstein.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 415

The Startup Lawyer

The Startup Lawyer

Covers entrepreneurship and startup companies. By Ryan Roberts.

http://startuplawyer.com/
  • Apr 15

    2015 StartupLawyer.com Upgrade

    2015 StartupLawyer.com Upgrade
    I am happy to present an upgraded StartupLawyer.com! While just a soft launch, we added a left-side navigation bar with the intent of making content more accessible.  Early reviews have been positive: About a…
  • Mar 18

    Great Quality of Life: The Undercurrent of the Dallas Startup Ecosystem

    Great Quality of Life: The Undercurrent of the Dallas Startup Ecosystem
    There has been a lot of talk lately that Dallas is a great environment for tech startups because of (1) the very low cost of living (especially in comparison to the California or New York) and corresponding high quality of life and (2) the…
  • Mar 11

    Crowdfunding as a last resort

    Crowdfunding as a last resort
    I recently wrote a commentary piece for the Dallas Business Journal regarding equity crowdfunding titled:  “Here’s Why Crowdfunding Should Be Your Last Resort”  I thought some of my readers would enjoy it. Please…
Rank this Week: 423

DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law…

DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers automobile accidents, burn injury, child safety, defective products, police misconduct, premises liability and truck accidents. By Regan Zambri & Long.

http://injurylaw.reganfirm.com/
  • Apr 15

    Quantifying the Dangers of Distracted Driving

    Quantifying the Dangers of Distracted Driving
    The month of April is designated as “Distracted Driving” month each year in the United States in an effort to bring awareness to the very real dangers of distracted driving.  “Distracted driving” is broadly…
  • Apr 2

    April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner April is being promoted by the National Safety Council as Distracted Driving Awareness Month.  As part of the campaign, NSC provides educational material on its website in…
  • Mar 27

    Six Common Dangers for Children In and Around Cars & How to Prevent Injury

    Six Common Dangers for Children In and Around Cars & How to Prevent Injury
    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner As parents, we make every effort to keep our children safe in the car, ranging from our choice of family vehicle to car seat selection to even having an expert check the car seat…
Rank this Week: 413

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

Covers laws relating to pre-need and death care compliance, serving banks, funeral homes, crematories, and cemetaries. By William Stalter.

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Apr 15

    Preneed Contracts: Where to Apply a Discount

    Preneed Contracts: Where to Apply a Discount
    It is common for a funeral home to offer a discount to a preneed contract purchaser when the sales price is to be paid in full at the time of purchase.  However, funeral homes are often inconsistent in how the discount is applied to the…
  • Apr 12

    The Right of Sepulcher: One Hurdle to the Final Resting Place

    The Right of Sepulcher: One Hurdle to the Final Resting Place
    A Kansas City Star article reported on the role of the Missing in Action Project in getting Major Rombauer to his final resting place.  Much of the work of the MIA Project goes unreported, but this story was found noteworthy because…
  • Mar 28

    Criminal Intent: Use of the Wrong Deposit Book

    Criminal Intent: Use of the Wrong Deposit Book
    An Oklahoma funeral director faces serious prison time over the deposit of preneed funds to his business operating account.  The Oklahoma Department of Insurance decided to go to a local prosecutor when a Department audit found the…
Rank this Week: 411

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Doctor Sentenced for Dispensing Marijuana to Patients Without Exam

    Doctor Sentenced for Dispensing Marijuana to Patients Without Exam
    A doctor who prescribed marijuana to patients for whom he never actually examined was not acting out of greed, but rather compassion, his attorney said following his sentencing hearing. The 58-year-old Michigan physician conceded he knew he…
  • Apr 13

    Industry Guidelines for Hemp Regulation, Labeling and Manufacturing Released

    Industry Guidelines for Hemp Regulation, Labeling and Manufacturing Released
    As a number of states have opened the doors to the cultivation, manufacture and distribution of hemp and related products, a number of industry advocates have released a series of guidelines for best practices in order to ensure both quality…
  • Apr 12

    Medical Marijuana Advocates Fear Full Legalization's Effect

    Medical Marijuana Advocates Fear Full Legalization's Effect
    Those who rely on medicinal marijuana for treatment of severe illnesses and medical conditions fear that the expansion of recreational marijuana may harm their chances for safe access. An example of this was recently outlined by the…
Rank this Week: 546

Law Librarians

Law Librarians

By Mark Giangrande and Joe Hodnicki.

http://llb2.com/
  • Apr 15

    Another Wrinkle in the Decline of Law School Applicant

    Another Wrinkle in the Decline of Law School Applicant
    We all know the constant year to year declines in law school applications.  The latest figures from the Law School Admission Council show it: As of 4/03/15, there are 308,871 fall 2015 applications submitted by 45,978 applicants.…
  • Apr 15

    Exam Stress And How to Cope In A Picture

    Exam Stress And How to Cope In A Picture
    It’s that time of year in academics where law students start to sweat it for their spring exams.  I remember how I would do almost anything to avoid studying.  I guess I had the cleanest apartments ever during exams.…
  • Apr 14

    Librarians Are Here To Stay

    Librarians Are Here To Stay
    I get asked every now and then about the future of librarians.  I work in an academic environment.  I get questions from students, faculty members, the general public, other librarians, you name ‘em.  The type of…
Rank this Week: 360

Rush On Business

Rush On Business

Covers business litigation, employment law, franchise law, incorporation and starting a business. By Rush Nigut.

http://www.rushonbusiness.com/
  • Apr 15

    Looking to Buy a Franchise? Don’t Make These Mistake

    Looking to Buy a Franchise? Don’t Make These Mistake
    Inc.Magazine has a great article on the 5 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Buying a Franchise. The one I want to touch on in this post is #4 – Not learning how to implement the franchise system. All too often, would be…
  • Mar 25

    Franchiseless in Seattle?

    Franchiseless in Seattle?
    I had to share an excellent blog post on Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage: Not Unconstitutionally Discriminatory? by Shannon McCarthy of the ZorBlog. My tongue-in-cheek title unfortunately rings some truth. If you read Shannon’s post…
  • Mar 23

    BIZ Luncheon Features Casey Niemann of AgriSync

    BIZ Luncheon Features Casey Niemann of AgriSync
    If you are fresh off your spring break and looking for a great networking event I recommend attending the BIZ Luncheon this Wednesday, March 25th at the Ruan II Building, 601 Locust, Conference Room 101 in Downtown Des Moines. Casey will…
Rank this Week: 445

Bed Sore FAQs

Bed Sore FAQs

Provides medical-legal information concerning the development of bed sores. By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers.

http://www.bedsorefaq.com/
  • Apr 15

    Kansas Hospitals Penalized over Bed Sore Development

    Kansas Hospitals Penalized over Bed Sore Development
    Representatives of Kansas University Hospital claim that a study that resulted in significant cuts of Medicare payments at its facility was based on flawed methodology and old data. The representatives contend that academic hospitals were…
  • Apr 8

    Physical Abuse Discovered in Alabama Nursing Home

    Physical Abuse Discovered in Alabama Nursing Home
    A Hoover, AL nursing home caregiver has been arrested for allegedly mishandling and slapping an 80-year-old bedridden resident. Filed charges against the 28-year-old employee Taneka Kiera Hopkins of Pinson include second-degree elder abuse.…
  • Apr 1

    DC Hospitals to Get Pay Cut Due to Episodes of Bed Sore

    DC Hospitals to Get Pay Cut Due to Episodes of Bed Sore
    The District of Columbia ranks in the lower 50 percent of all U.S. jurisdictions in states in preparing and implementing protocols to avoid infectious disease outbreaks including single central line infections and bedsores. In 2015, the vast…
Rank this Week: 375