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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/
Rank this Week: 154

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 766

ExportLawBlog

ExportLawBlog

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

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

    BIS Updates FAQs on Shale Issue

    BIS Updates FAQs on Shale Issue
    In our prior post on the Russia sanctions and export of equipment to be used in oil production and exploration in shale, we noted that BIS had not yet weighed in on whether its export ban, like OFAC’s restriction, covered only…
  • Nov 18

    Alex, I’ll Take “Shale Formations” for $100

    Alex, I’ll Take “Shale Formations” for $100
    OFAC today released a new FAQ on the Ukraine Sanctions and shale formations. The purpose of FAQs, at least outside the Treasury Department, is to present clear and concise answers to resolve questions that many people might have. OFAC seems…
  • Nov 17

    DDTC Now on Snail Mail Only After Systems Hacked

    DDTC Now on Snail Mail Only After Systems Hacked
    According to various news reports, like this one, the latest federal agency to have been hacked is the State Department. The suspected attack was detected on Friday, causing the State Department to shut down its entire unclassified email…
Rank this Week: 382

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

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

    Court Hears Proceeding to Settle an Intermediate Account

    Court Hears Proceeding to Settle an Intermediate Account
    A New York Probate Lawyer said in this proceeding to settle an intermediate account of a bank as trustee of two trusts, the appeals are from two decrees of the Surrogate's Court, Kings County, entered October 27, 1972 and July 30, 1973,…
  • Nov 19

    Court Decides Outcome in Will Contest Proceeding

    Court Decides Outcome in Will Contest Proceeding
    Page 727 145 N.Y.S.2d 727 1 Misc.2d 440 In re WELSH'S WILL. Petition of the First National City Bank of New York, successor by merger of the Peoples Trust Company, to render and settle its account as trustee of the trust created for the…
  • Nov 18

    Court Settles Who is "Next of Kin" in Probate Proceeding

    Court Settles Who is "Next of Kin" in Probate Proceeding
    Decedent died in 1949 leaving a will which he had executed in 1919, some 30 years before his death which was duly admitted to probate. A New York Probate Lawyer said in Article THIRD, the will created a trust for the life income benefit of…
Rank this Week: 866

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 244

Labor Immigration Law

Labor Immigration Law

Features United States labor immigration law news and analysis. By the Capitol Immigration Law Group LLC.

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

    The Immigration Accountability Executive Action (IAEA): Summary of Action Plan

    The Immigration Accountability Executive Action (IAEA): Summary of Action Plan
    It has been a busy day for immigration attorneys and Washington, DC.    As President Obama is getting ready to announce his executive action proposal, called Immigration Accountability Executive Action (IAEA), there are some…
  • Nov 20

    Executive Action on Immigration: Announcement and Analysis Live Chat and Webinar Session

    Executive Action on Immigration: Announcement and Analysis Live Chat and Webinar Session
    There are a few people who are interested in immigration who are not aware of the upcoming announcement by President Obama on his plan for executive action on immigration.    At this time,  we have been receiving rumors,…
  • Nov 14

    National Visa Center No Longer Requires Original Civil Document

    National Visa Center No Longer Requires Original Civil Document
    In an important (and surely welcome by many) announcement, the National Visa Center (NVC) has announced that as of November 12, 2014, they would no longer start requiring and collecting original civil documents in support of immigrant visa…
Rank this Week: 867

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

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

    Would the Proprietors of “I Married an Idiot” Commit Tax Fraud?

    Would the Proprietors of “I Married an Idiot” Commit Tax Fraud?
    Sometimes you can’t make this stuff up. Perhaps you missed the website imarriedanidiot.com. The website is down, but thanks to the Internet Archive it will continue to be accessible. I’ll leave it to the reader to peruse the web…
  • Nov 18

    IRS Clarifies Electronic Signature Requirement

    IRS Clarifies Electronic Signature Requirement
    The IRS released a new version of Publication 1345 today (html version only is available for now). Included in it is the following: Note: An electronic signature via remote transaction does not include handwritten signatures on Forms 8878 or…
  • Nov 16

    The Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Upcoming Tax Season

    The Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Upcoming Tax Season
    If you’re a tax professional here’s a warning: The 2015 Tax Season will be one you’re almost certain to remember for all the wrong reasons. If you’re a client of a tax professional be forewarned: Your tax professional…
Rank this Week: 253

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

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

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

    DUI Collision In Reseda Kills Elderly Passenger

    DUI Collision In Reseda Kills Elderly Passenger
    Justina Lerrea, 89, was killed in a Los Angeles car accident that involved multiple vehicles and a driver, who officials say, was under the influence. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the fatal crash occurred early morning on…
  • Nov 19

    Bicyclist Injured In Orange County Collision

    Bicyclist Injured In Orange County Collision
    A 73-year-old man was critically injured in a bicycle accident in Laguna Woods early morning on November 15, 2014. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the major injury collision occurred near Moulton Parkway and Santa…
  • Nov 18

    Boy Struck And Killed In Riverside DUI Collision

    Boy Struck And Killed In Riverside DUI Collision
    Giovanni Valle, 13, was struck and killed in a DUI crash in Riverside while walking to school the morning of November 12, 2014. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the fatal crash, which officials say involved a driver under…
Rank this Week: 62

The Amateur Law Professor

The Amateur Law Professor

Covers Washington Supreme Court and Washington Court of Appeals decisions, as well as local and national legal news. By Justin Walsh.

http://theamateurlawprofessor.com
Rank this Week: 506

McClellan Law Firm Blog

McClellan Law Firm Blog

Covers San Diego brain injuries, car accidents and other personal injury topics.

http://www.mcclellanlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Nov 20

    NHTSA Calls on Automakers to Expand Takata Airbag Recall

    NHTSA Calls on Automakers to Expand Takata Airbag Recall
    On Tuesday November 18, federal safety officials with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a statement that called on auto manufacturers to issue a nationwide recall of any vehicle equipped with Takata…
  • Nov 13

    AAA Study Emphasizes Dangers of Drowsy Driving

    AAA Study Emphasizes Dangers of Drowsy Driving
    Most people may not have realized it, but the last week of October was Drowsy Driving Awareness Week. Although there seems to be holidays and weeks for all types of random things, the fact that drowsy driving has its own awareness week…
  • Nov 12

    Holiday Season Safety Tips: How to Spot Drunk Driver

    Holiday Season Safety Tips: How to Spot Drunk Driver
    With the 2014 holiday season just around the corner, now is a great time to prepare yourself for safe travels. According to researchers, only 31% of all alcohol-related highway deaths occur outside of the holiday season. In fact, 40% of…
Rank this Week: 652

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers the Fair Labor Standards Act, overtime, class actions, and wage and hour cases. By Chicago Overtime Law Center.

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

    AT&T Agrees to Settle Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit for $5 Million

    AT&T Agrees to Settle Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit for $5 Million
    AT&T recently agreed to settle the wage and hour lawsuit for $5 million. The settlement includes every employee that worked as a retail sales consultant in an AT&T store from October 19, 2010 to October 27, 2012. AT&T estimates…
  • Nov 15

    Hotel Management Company Sued For Allegedly Misclassifying Employees to Avoid Paying Overtime

    Hotel Management Company Sued For Allegedly Misclassifying Employees to Avoid Paying Overtime
    According to the class action lawsuit Heredia filed, she was allegedly misclassified as exempt from overtime in her position as a manufacturing engineer. Instead of performing the responsibilities laid out by the FLSA for exempt employees,…
  • Nov 10

    District Judge Certifies Collective Action Against Walmart For Drivers’ Overtime Claim

    District Judge Certifies Collective Action Against Walmart For Drivers’ Overtime Claim
    The lawsuit also alleges that Wal-Mart failed to provide the truck drivers with accurate wage statements. Under the FLSA, employers are required to provide all of their workers with accurate wage statements detailing the number of hours that…
Rank this Week: 964

IurisCivilis

IurisCivilis

Covers civil and commercial law. In Spanish.

http://www.iuriscivilis.com/
Rank this Week: 439

Strategic Legal Technology

Strategic Legal Technology

Covers the application of technology to law practice and law business. By Prism Legal Consulting.

http://prismlegal.com/blog/
  • Nov 20

    Task Management Re-Visited (with Todoist)

    Task Management Re-Visited (with Todoist)
    I struggled a long time to find task management software I like. That struggle has ended: Todoist has been meeting my needs for 2 months now. Let me start with some context. At Fireman & Company we have tried several…
  • Nov 5

    Big Law – Still a Buyer’s Market

    Big Law – Still a Buyer’s Market
    This week Altman Weil released its 2014 Chief Legal Officer Survey. It confirms the buying power of general counsels remains strong. The survey presents a range of interesting results. I call your attention to two findings that explain…
  • Oct 23

    Legal Market and Large Law Firm Trends from TRI COO – CFO Conference

    Legal Market and Large Law Firm Trends from TRI COO – CFO Conference
    This is a live blog post from the Law Firm COO & CFO Forum by Thomson Reuters. The opening session is The Market Setting – Trends Driving New Approaches to Legal Practice, which covers large law firm trends and the legal market..…
Rank this Week: 908

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

Uses topical issues to examine different crimes in Washington, D.C. Discusses individual crimes and defense strategies. Ruminates on the challenges of law practice and being a solo practitioner. By Jamison Koehler.

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • Nov 20

    Cheek v. U.S.: Interpreting the “Interfere” Language of D.C.’s APO Statute

    Cheek v. U.S.: Interpreting the “Interfere” Language of D.C.’s APO Statute
    The Assault on a Police Officer (APO) statute is so broad that the D.C. Court of Appeals has had to issue multiple opinions to interpret it.  In Edwin Cheek v. United States, an opinion it issued today, it interpreted that portion of the…
  • Nov 18

    Testifying = Snitching?

    Testifying = Snitching?
    The witness refuses to testify. “I am not a snitch,” he tells my investigator Wayne and me. “But we am not asking you to snitch on anyone,” I reply. “We are just asking you to testify. To tell the truth about…
  • Nov 18

    PBS NewsHour on KBR Burn Pit Lawsuit

    PBS NewsHour on KBR Burn Pit Lawsuit
Rank this Week: 598

Beyond Structured Settlements

Beyond Structured Settlements

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

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • Nov 20

    NASP 2014 Annual Conference

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

    NSSTA 2014 Fall Educational Conference

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

    S2P2J Release 56

    S2P2J Release 56
    Publisher Law Journal Press will be distributing hard copy supplements for Release 56 of "Structured Settlements and Periodic Payment Judgments" (S2P2J) later this month with online S2P2J subscribers receiving their update automatically and…
Rank this Week: 383

Popehat

Popehat

A Group Complaint about Law, Liberty, and Leisure

http://www.popehat.com
  • Nov 20

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

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

    The Speechfather

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

    With Apologies To Baron Macaulay

    With Apologies To Baron Macaulay
    XXVII Then out spake prim Horatius, The Censor of the Gate: "To every persyn upon this earth Butthurt cometh soon or late. And how can we do better When facing fearful speech, Than shut down all discussion, And stop the crimethink's reach?…
Rank this Week: 278

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

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

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Nov 20

    Supreme Court of Arizona Gives Trade Secrets Preemption a Narrow Construction

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

    Unpacking Bad Faith

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

    Aleynikov's Observations on Jurie

    Aleynikov's Observations on Jurie
    Jurors called to serve look forward to the possibility of drawing an exciting (even if tragic) case.Non-compete cases are not exciting.At least by the average layperson's standard.This is why the specter of a jury trial may cause parties to…
Rank this Week: 613

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

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

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
  • Nov 20

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

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

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

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

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

    HHS Delays Deadline To Submit ACA Reinsurance Program Enrollment Counts To 12/5
    The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has yielded to requests for an extension of the deadline for contributing entities to submit their 2014 enrollment counts for transitional reinsurance program contributions under 45 CFR…
Rank this Week: 746

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 463

Atlanta Injury Law & Civil…

Atlanta Injury Law & Civil Litigation Blog

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

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

    When is the fine print too fine?

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

    Airbag Defect Leads to Massive Recall

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

    Autumn Stirs Sweet Memorie

    Autumn Stirs Sweet Memorie
    As our mornings turn cooler and trees change from green to yellow and orange, memories of the sights, smells and pleasures of autumns past come flooding back. Memories of sights, colors and smells can stir our emotions and a deep,…
Rank this Week: 193

Virginia Family Law

Virginia Family Law

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

http://www.familylawva.com/
Rank this Week: 285

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Addiction and Pain Management Programs Not Mandatory ICBC Benefit

    Addiction and Pain Management Programs Not Mandatory ICBC Benefit
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, finding that an addiction program and a multi-disciplinary pain management program are not mandatory ICBC No Fault benefits. In today’s case…
Rank this Week: 514

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

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

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

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

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

    Tom Seaver aka "The Franchise" Is 70 Years Old

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

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

    Democrats Can Run But They Can't Hide: Lessons Learned From Another Brutal Election
    Senator-Elect and Wingnut Joni Ernst I believe it was  Adlai Stevenson who said, "in a Democracy you get the government you deserve."  But do we really deserve the latest batch of truly loathsome extremists, misogynists and…
Rank this Week: 209

Central Illinois Paralegal

Central Illinois Paralegal

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

http://www.icclaw.net/
  • Nov 20

    “Paralegal Day”

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

    Paralegal Job Posting!

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

    Are You Looking for a Job?

    Are You Looking for a Job?
    Your Illinois Department of Employment Security Invites You to a Recruiting Event What:  Illinois Department of Corrections & Department of Juvenile Justice Recruiting EventWhen:  By appointment…
Rank this Week: 215

Whistleblower Lawyer Blawg

Whistleblower Lawyer Blawg

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

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

    Whistleblower of the Year Stands Up to Fraud at Florida Hospital

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

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

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

    Top 4 Surprises About 2014's False Claims Act Case

    Top 4 Surprises About 2014's False Claims Act Case
    Each year the Government gets ripped off to the tune of billions of dollars, and healthcare fraud sits first chair. This past year has been no exception; the Government closes out its fiscal year on September 30, so we can now see that in…
Rank this Week: 815

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

Covers global developments in labor and employment law. By Greenberg Traurig.

http://www.gtleblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    Gaining Whistleblower Protection: Engaging in Activity Protected by Dodd-Frank is Not Enough

    Gaining Whistleblower Protection: Engaging in Activity Protected by Dodd-Frank is Not Enough
    Written by Michael J. Slocum and Eric B. Sigda. A district court recently ruled that an employee simply engaging in activity protected by the Dodd-Frank Act’s anti-retaliation provision is insufficient to gain whistleblower protection.…
  • Nov 11

    Obesity: Grounds for Unlawful Discrimination in Europe?

    Obesity: Grounds for Unlawful Discrimination in Europe?
    Written by Dorothé Smits and Johan Nijmeijer. According to Eurostat, during the last decade, the population that is overweight in the European Union (EU) Member States has increased significantly, which has resulted in more than half…
  • Nov 6

    Massachusetts Voters Approve Ballot Question Mandating Paid Sick Time

    Massachusetts Voters Approve Ballot Question Mandating Paid Sick Time
    On Nov. 4, 2014, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot question that entitles employees to earn up to 40 hours of sick time each year. Employees who work for Massachusetts employers having 11 or more employees could earn up to 40 hours of…
Rank this Week: 913

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Nov 20

    Babies Beware

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

    Generic Gall

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

    Mine Crime

    Mine Crime
    “Too Big to Jail” is a book about the rarity of corporate criminal prosecutions. CEO indictments almost never happen. But with every rule there are exceptions, and a big one just happed in West Virginia. Writes the Charleston…
Rank this Week: 535

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

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

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

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

    A WTO Claim under the VCLT

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

    Calling for “Unilateral Multilateralization” of Trade Preference

    Calling for “Unilateral Multilateralization” of Trade Preference
    The recent “Asian Economic Integration Monitor” (November 2014) published by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) calls for “unilateral multilateralization” of various trade preferences from preexisting FTAs. Obviously,…
Rank this Week: 274

Wait A Second!

Wait A Second!

Covers civil rights opinions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. By Bergstein & Ullrich, LLP.

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

    Multi-faceted sexual harassment claim lose

    Multi-faceted sexual harassment claim lose
    Employers are supposed to take sexual harassment complaints seriously. In this case, the plaintiff claimed she was sexually assaulted at work. Management brought charges against the alleged harasser. The arbitrator sided with the alleged…
  • Nov 17

    ADA plaintiff has standing to sue Amtrak

    ADA plaintiff has standing to sue Amtrak
    The Americans with Disabilities Act has a loophole: unless the government is filing the lawsuit, a litigant cannot sue a private entity for damages, only injunctive relief. The problem is that, to obtain an injunction, you have to show that…
  • Nov 13

    Police unions cannot intervene in now-settled stop-and-frisk litigation

    Police unions cannot intervene in now-settled stop-and-frisk litigation
    The much-publicized stop-and-frisk case that raised questions about racial profiling and led to the removal of a federal judge from the case is still kicking around. While New York City has since settled the case, the police unions want to…
Rank this Week: 949

Phillips & Associates Blog

Phillips & Associates Blog

Covers Oklahoma criminal and personal injury law.

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

    I Got Busted with Pot. Now What?

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

    OKC Police Officer Charged with Rape Faces Preliminary Hearing

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

    Tulsa Man Attempts Jailbreak with 11 Days Left to Serve

    Tulsa Man Attempts Jailbreak with 11 Days Left to Serve
    Sometimes, enough is enough. At least, it seems as if that is what one Tulsa man was thinking when he escaped from a halfway house 11 days before his sentence was to be complete. Now, the man who had less than two weeks until his release…
Rank this Week: 986

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

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

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

    Cicero and Buckley to the Rescue

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

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

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

    Thoughts On Listening to Peter Schiff

    Thoughts On Listening to Peter Schiff
    Peter Schiff spoke today at a conference I am attending. I have heard him before, and also have read his recent book, so it is not as though he said anything that startled me -- but he did get me thinking.His main point was simple: the Fed…
Rank this Week: 802

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Can Employers Pay for Employees in Exchanges? No.

    Can Employers Pay for Employees in Exchanges? No.
    On November 6, the DOL issued FAQ Part 22, which directly addresses some recent efforts by employers to reimburse employees for participation in the exchange through Code Section 105, or through some type of other arrangement.  Here are…
Rank this Week: 560

General Counselor

General Counselor

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

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

    “Ban the Box” is Coming to Illinoi

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

    Jason Tremblay presents The Regulatory and Legal Challenges Facing HR Expert

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

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

    Jason Tremblay presents Is Your Noncompete Enforceable? Tips and Traps in Drafting and Enforcing Noncompete Agreement
    Chicago Partner Jason Tremblay presented “Is Your Noncompete Enforceable? Tips and Traps in Drafting and Enforcing Noncompete Agreements,” during a live webinar hosted by the American Bar Association on Tuesday, July 29. During…
Rank this Week: 881

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

Covers infrastructure news, policy and industry developments. By Nossaman LLP.

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

    Maryland Jurisdictions Expanding P3 Strategies Despite Political Uncertainty

    Maryland Jurisdictions Expanding P3 Strategies Despite Political Uncertainty
    Despite perceived uncertainty as to the future of two, prominent transportation P3 projects, it appears that jurisdictions within Maryland are looking to P3 structures to solve a wider array of infrastructure issues in the state. Prince…
  • Nov 17

    VP Biden Calls for Greater Investment in Port Infrastructure

    VP Biden Calls for Greater Investment in Port Infrastructure
    On November 12, during a keynote address at the annual convention of the American Association of Port Authorities in Houston, Vice President Biden issued a call to action for greater investment in U.S. port facilities. “We are investing…
  • Nov 7

    Orange County Toll Agency Successfully Refinances Over $1 Billion of Toll Revenue Debt

    Orange County Toll Agency Successfully Refinances Over $1 Billion of Toll Revenue Debt
    The San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency today successfully refinanced $1.4 billion of its $2.2 billion in outstanding debt issued to fund construction of the 73 Toll Road. “This is great news for drivers and the communities…
Rank this Week: 752

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

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

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

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

    Allegations of Domestic Battery

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

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

    The State Of Florida and Local Municipalities Are Contracting Away Floridian’s Constitutional Rights!
    The State of Florida along with local Municipalities are contracting away many of Floridian’s valuable rights with big business. Local municipalities are giving away our rights to big business for the mighty dollar that is promised…
Rank this Week: 935

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 103

Advertising Law Blog

Advertising Law Blog

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

http://www.olshanlaw.com/blogs-Advertising-Law-Blog
Rank this Week: 843

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
  • Nov 20

    Fox San Antonio – Operation Selena collecting stuffed animals for kid

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

    Texas Public Radio – Geekdom Hosts Free Legal Clinic for Entrepreneur

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

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

    San Antonio Business Journal – Downtown groups offering free legal clinic for San Antonio entrepreneur
    Accion Texas and the 80/20 Foundation will host a free legal clinic for local business owners and entrepreneurs on Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. The RAM Law Firm and Texas C-BAR/Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid will provide pro bono services…
Rank this Week: 458

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

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

    Calls for Doing Better Set Tone for Catholic Schools Conference

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

    Immigration Reform and the Challenge of Democratic Self-Government

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

    Congratulations to the 2014 Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Team

    Congratulations to the 2014 Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Team
    Congratulations to 3Ls Stephanie Chiarelli and Adam Dejulio for reaching the octofinals of the Chicago Bar Association Competition this past weekend.  Attys. Kaitlyn Reise and Mindy Nolan coached the team and…
Rank this Week: 783

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

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

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Uniform Commercial Code on HeinOnline

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

    Restatements Resource Guide Available Now!

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

    Jenkins Voted One of the Best Legal Research Vendors!

    Jenkins Voted One of the Best Legal Research Vendors!
    This is the fifth consecutive year Jenkins has been voted one of the top Legal Research Vendors in The Legal Intelligencer’s “Best of 2014” poll. Hundreds of TLI readers took the time to vote for the best providers of…
Rank this Week: 262

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Nov 20

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

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

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

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

    Spicy Documents Serve up a Paltry Antitrust Meal

    Spicy Documents Serve up a Paltry Antitrust Meal
    There is always a temptation for antitrust agencies and plaintiffs to center a case around so-called “hot” documents — typically company documents with a snippet or sound-bites extracted, some times out of context. Some…
Rank this Week: 197

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer…

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridasecuritiesfraudlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 501

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

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

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

    Construction Contracts: Do You Know Who You Contracted With?

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

    DHH Implements Recovery Audit Contractor Program

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

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

    Calming the Storm Tossed Waters: The Availability of Punitive Damages to the Jones Act Seaman Post McBride
    By Michael J. O’Brien A. Introduction to Punitive Damages Pecuniary damages are awards designed to restore “material loss which is susceptible of pecuniary valuation.” Michigan Central Railroad. Co. v. Vreeland, 227 U.S. 59,…
Rank this Week: 751

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

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

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

    Views Of U.S. Workplace Class Actions From Europe

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

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

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

    Senators Grill EEOC General Counsel Lopez In Confirmation Hearing

    Senators Grill EEOC General Counsel Lopez In Confirmation Hearing
    By Paul Kehoe and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (“HELP”) Committee held a confirmation for Charlotte Burrows as a new EEOC Commissioner for a five year term and David Lopez…
Rank this Week: 270

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 374