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Animal Law Update

Animal Law Update

Covers animal law and legal issues. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://animallaw.foxrothschild.com
  • Apr 22

    The trials and tribulations of the NJSPCA

    The trials and tribulations of the NJSPCA
    As recently reported, the NJSPCA has hefty legal fees, averaging nearly a quarter of a million dollars a year, as reported by Kane In Your Corner: NJSPCA refusing to show invoices for legal fees. But, following an OPRA request for the…
  • Apr 21

    Update on efforts to protect the U.S. food supply from agroterrorism

    Update on efforts to protect the U.S. food supply from agroterrorism
    The recent horrific attacks in Syria reminded me of the concerns following 9/11 about potential attacks on livestock and poultry.  Those concerns rose to the highest echelon in our government and others, exemplified by the first…
  • Apr 17

    Animal care standards discussed at the National Institute for Animal Agriculture’s Annual Meeting

    Animal care standards discussed at the National Institute for Animal Agriculture’s Annual Meeting
    I recently reconnected with colleagues at the annual meeting of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture in Columbus, Ohio on April 6, 2017 where a special session was held, titled “Animal Care Standards: How Laws, Commitments,…
Rank this Week: 934

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Apr 22

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2017 (Updated)

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph 2017 (Updated)
    As regular readers of this blog know, several years ago, I became curious to see how many reported trade secret / noncompete decisions were issued each year in all federal and state courts around the country. So, I did a “back of the…
  • Feb 4

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (revised)

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (revised)
    Every state but Massachusetts and New York has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (the UTSA) in one form or another – though some may quibble with whether Alabama or North Carolina actually adopted it. (The Uniform Law…
  • Feb 4

    BRR 50-State Noncompete Chart (Updated Today)

    BRR 50-State Noncompete Chart (Updated Today)
    The BRR 50 State Noncompete Chart has been updated to reflect a few developments and to make a few tweaks since the last draft. Most significantly, Georgia surprised many (me included) with its decision that the 2011…
Rank this Week: 245

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Terrorist Threats in Chicago

    Terrorist Threats in Chicago
    Making terrorist threats is a serious crime that can lead to significant terms of custody. This is particularly true in this age of international terrorism, which has the capability of harming thousands of people. The global definitions hold…
  • Apr 19

    Revenge Porn in Chicago: The Law and Privacy Issue

    Revenge Porn in Chicago: The Law and Privacy Issue
    Revenge porn is a crime that is gaining prominence in the age of social media. The law in Chicago took some time to catch up with the reality that some victims were being exposed to serious danger. By 2015, the state legislature had decided…
  • Apr 14

    Domestic Abuse in Chicago: Where the Law Intersects with Family Dispute

    Domestic Abuse in Chicago: Where the Law Intersects with Family Dispute
    The state will always interfere in domestic relationships if there is a threat of harm or actual harm to one of the parties. The most common trigger for a prosecution is physical violence. However, lately there has been some consideration of…
Rank this Week: 525

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Apr 21

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)
    Featuring Professors Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Katharine Baker, Daniel Hemel, and Richard Epstein. Moderated by Professor Emily Buss. Presented by the Domestic and Sexual Violence Project, Defenders, Law Women's Caucus, Education and Child…
  • Mar 7

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"
    Gillian Thomas, staff attorney at the ACLU Women's Rights Project, will discuss issues in her recently-published book, Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years about Title VII and its effects for women in the workplace. The book…
  • Feb 28

    Anthony J. Casey, "The Short Happy Life of Rules and Standards"

    Anthony J. Casey, "The Short Happy Life of Rules and Standards"
    The choice between rules and standards in lawmaking is a central question. But the line between the two forms is not as clear as most scholars presume. This talk argues that the lack of a coherent unifying principle in the…
Rank this Week: 124

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

Follows the issues related to Medicare Set Asides and MMSEA compliance. By MEDVAL, LLC.

http://www.medval.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 284

Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Covers agricultural law, farming, and GM crops.

http://aglaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

         Several recent…

         Several recent posts have focused on agriculture in Africa.  I applaud those posts.     Today, I received an e-mail from the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development…
  • Apr 18

    Ruling finds California’s largest fruit grower collectively bargained in bad faith with the UFW

    Ruling finds California’s largest fruit grower collectively bargained in bad faith with the UFW
    [Apologia: I realize all agriculture-newsworthy items don’t originate from California, but as I live in the state and our other bloggers are quiescent at the moment, I trust you can forgive me. And yet we might recall that California is…
  • Apr 17

    “African Arguments” series from Zed Book

    “African Arguments” series from Zed Book
    This series of titles from Zed Books has several volumes directly and indirectly relevant to questions in international political economy and agriculture, should anyone be interested. I have a post with a bit more information over at Ratio…
Rank this Week: 612

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Covers medical malpractice cases, news and issues with a focus on Illinois. From Levin & Perconti.

http://medicalmalpractice.levinperconti.com/
Rank this Week: 389

Marietta Injury Lawyer Blog

Marietta Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Georgia personal injury and wrongful death news. By The Persons Firm, LLC.

http://www.mariettainjurylawyer.com/
  • Apr 21

    Injured Farmhand Deemed Responsible for Work Vehicle Accident

    Injured Farmhand Deemed Responsible for Work Vehicle Accident
    In a personal injury case, you cannot recover damages against a defendant based on negligence if you voluntarily assumed the underlying risk. To put it another way, if your own negligence caused the accident, you cannot blame someone else. In…
  • Apr 11

    Insurer Possibly on the Hook for Georgia Railroad Crossing Accident

    Insurer Possibly on the Hook for Georgia Railroad Crossing Accident
    Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Transportation launched a $7 million advertising campaign to warn drivers about the dangers of railroad crossings. The DOT noted that while the total number of railroad incidents have been in decline…
  • Apr 6

    Atlanta Mall Absolved of Responsibility for Patron’s Murder

    Atlanta Mall Absolved of Responsibility for Patron’s Murder
    Negligent security cases are often the most difficult types of personal injury cases for victims to prove. Negligent security falls under the broader category of “premises liability,” i.e. a property owner’s legal duty to…
Rank this Week: 735

Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Law Blog

Covers legislation, news and cases for whistleblowers and those who represent them. By The Employment Group.

http://employmentlawgroupblog.com
  • Apr 21

    The Week in Whistleblowing

    The Week in Whistleblowing
    Tax day fell on April 18 this year, and law enforcers celebrated by announcing their wins in recent tax cases. Especially notable was a $40 million settlement unveiled by New York’s attorney general Eric Schneiderman — the…
  • Apr 14

    SEC Whistleblowers Have a Stake in Kokesh Case

    SEC Whistleblowers Have a Stake in Kokesh Case
    On Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on a provision of law that has stood mostly unchanged since it was introduced more than 175 years ago — but that could, if interpreted badly, make it harder to maintain a pool of…
  • Apr 13

    The Week in Whistleblowing

    The Week in Whistleblowing
    Wells Fargo continued to dominate whistleblower news, releasing on Monday a 110-page report from Shearman & Sterling that said the independent law firm hasn’t yet “identified a pattern of retaliation against [bank] employees…
Rank this Week: 880

Workplace Privacy, Data Management…

Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report

Covers data security, HIPAA, identity theft and workplace privacy. By Jackson Lewis.

http://www.workplaceprivacyreport.com
  • Apr 21

    Small Healthcare Provider Pays $31,000 for Failing to Have a Business Associate Agreement With File Storage Vendor

    Small Healthcare Provider Pays $31,000 for Failing to Have a Business Associate Agreement With File Storage Vendor
    Disclosing protected health information (PHI) to a business associate without a compliant business associate agreement (BAA) is an improper disclosure under the HIPAA privacy and security regulations. According to the HHS Office for Civil…
  • Apr 20

    Six Tips to Consider in Hiring Privacy and Data Security Expert

    Six Tips to Consider in Hiring Privacy and Data Security Expert
    Facing increasingly pervasive issues relating to privacy and data security companies are faced with what qualifications they should think about when looking to hire experts in these areas, and their role within the company is becoming…
  • Apr 18

    New Mexico Enacts Data Breach Notification Act

    New Mexico Enacts Data Breach Notification Act
    On April 6, 2017, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez signed HB 15, making New Mexico the 48th state to enact a data breach notification law.  The law has an effective date of June 16, 2017 and follows the same general structure of many…
Rank this Week: 995

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

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

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Pennsylvania Law Allowing Employer Use of Payroll Debit Cards Takes Effect May 4

    Pennsylvania Law Allowing Employer Use of Payroll Debit Cards Takes Effect May 4
    As we previously noted, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a law in November that amends the Pennsylvania Banking Code to permit the use of payroll debit cards, with certain conditions.  The law brought welcome clarity to this…
  • Apr 7

    Breaking New Ground: Seventh Circuit Rules that Title VII Protects Sexual Orientation

    Breaking New Ground: Seventh Circuit Rules that Title VII Protects Sexual Orientation
    Workplace rights for LGBT individuals has been a rapidly developing area of the law.  A little over two years ago, former President Obama signed an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against employees on…
  • Mar 31

    Whatever Happened to Those New FLSA Overtime Regulations? A Status Update

    Whatever Happened to Those New FLSA Overtime Regulations? A Status Update
    For much of 2016, employers and HR professionals were focused on preparing for the new Fair Labor Standards Act white-collar overtime exemption regulations.  The Department of Labor issued the final regulations on May 18, 2016, with an…
Rank this Week: 540

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    What you need to know about the ASA's predicament in South Africa

    What you need to know about the ASA's predicament in South Africa
    The Advertising Standards Authority's future in South Africa is in grave doubt and it not only affects them and their employees, but the entire advertising fraternity and all consumers. Here are some facts that you need to know…
  • Apr 19

    Looking for INTA Accommodation?

    Looking for INTA Accommodation?
    If you are still in need of accommodation at INTA, I have access to a booking at the Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel for standard single room which is very close the convention centre. I need to cancel the booking today if it is not going to…
  • Apr 6

    5 IP Reasons To Concentrate on Zuma - Azumi V Zuma's Choice Pet Product

    5 IP Reasons To Concentrate on Zuma - Azumi V Zuma's Choice Pet Product
    The South African president’s name is in the news this week but perhaps not in a way in which you know. The recent UK case of Azumi Ltd v Zuma’s Choice Pet Products Ltd & Zoe Vanderbilt is a case about a high end Japanese…
Rank this Week: 624

Family Law Topics

Family Law Topics

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

http://www.familylawtopics.com/
  • Apr 20

    Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in Illinoi

    Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in Illinoi
    Attitudes toward recreational marijuana use are continuing to evolve, with the idea becoming more and more acceptable to more and more people.  In fact, the push to legalize marijuana on a recreational level continues in Illinois.…
  • Mar 29

    Same Sex Marriage and the Possible Correlation with Decreases in Teen Suicide Rate

    Same Sex Marriage and the Possible Correlation with Decreases in Teen Suicide Rate
    In 2015, Obergefell v. Hodges held that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples by both the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the US Constitution. Obergefell provides a…
  • Mar 28

    Five Tax Considerations When Divorcing

    Five Tax Considerations When Divorcing
    Whether you are in the process of getting divorced or are considering filing for divorce, there are a five (5) tax considerations you should be aware of as you move forward.  As we are in the midst of tax season it is the perfect time to…
Rank this Week: 418

Pittsburgh Divorce Law Blog

Pittsburgh Divorce Law Blog

Covers matrimonial, custody, child support and other family law issues By Elliott & Davis, PC.

http://divorceattorneysinpittsburgh.wordpress.com
  • Apr 20

    Tightening PFA Laws in PA

    Tightening PFA Laws in PA
    The Pennsylvania legislature is considering various bills to tighten the process to obtain a Protection from Abuse Act Order in the Commonwealth of PA. As ABC News reports,  Republican law makers have proposed a bill (SB 500) that would…
  • Jun 29

    PFAs: How Many Go to Court?

    PFAs: How Many Go to Court?
    Free Consultation  412.780.0008 Many lawyers, including ourselves, post information online about how to defend a PFA and the importance of hiring counsel. We offer a free consultation in this regard.  But in the interim, many people…
  • Nov 27

    Defending A Restraining Order – 7 Simple Rule

    Defending A Restraining Order – 7 Simple Rule
    A restraining order – or temporary PFA (short for Protection From Abuse Act Order) — should get your attention, because of the wide-ranging consequence of a “PFA.” Our Pittsburgh lawyer firm frequently defend PFA…
Rank this Week: 337

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Beware Vietnam's Death Machine

    Beware Vietnam's Death Machine
    Source: The Diplomat (20 April 2017)http://thediplomat.com/2017/04/beware-vietnams-death-machine/One Thursday in July 2013, Barack Obama and his Vietnamese counterpart, Truong Tan Sang, sat down in the Oval Office to discuss Thomas Jefferson.…
  • Apr 10

    Amnesty flags China’s non-transparency on ‘capital offenses’

    Amnesty flags China’s non-transparency on ‘capital offenses’
    Source: Asia Times (11 April 2017)http://www.atimes.com/article/amnesty-flags-chinas-non-transparency-capital-offences/Lack of transparency in relation to enforcement of terrorism and drug laws in China is identified as a growing area for…
  • Apr 10

    'Alarming' executions in Vietnam: Amnesty

    'Alarming' executions in Vietnam: Amnesty
    Source: The Australian (11 April 2017)http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/alarming-executions-in-vietnam-amnesty/news-story/12cd7b02b61d356865c56651e4b90ad4Secrecy around executions continues to plague some Southeast Asian…
Rank this Week: 371

Ramsey County Law Library Blog

Ramsey County Law Library Blog

Provides information and commentary for local legal professionals and lay persons on local legal news, neighborhood happenings, self-help resources, information about our collection materials, and other other legal tools and resources

http://ramseylawlibrary.org/
  • Apr 20

    Our Law Day Event is Coming Up – Save the Date!

    Our Law Day Event is Coming Up – Save the Date!
    Be aware that our annual Law Day CLE event is coming up, which you will want to attend.  The theme of this year’s ABA-inspired event is “The Fourteenth Amendment – Transforming American…
  • Apr 12

    This Week is National Library Week!

    This Week is National Library Week!
    This week the Ramsey County Law Library joins with libraries all across the nation in celebrating National Library Week. The purpose of this event is to celebrate the contributions of libraries and librarians everywhere, as well as to…
  • Apr 4

    You May Have Heard of These Other “Second Chances”

    You May Have Heard of These Other “Second Chances”
    We are proud of our local involvement with local criminal expungement resources, but expungement is not the last word in ”second chances.” For instance, you may have recently watched HBO’s Rock and a Hard…
Rank this Week: 913

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

Covers bankruptcy, family law, foreclosure, and real estate law in New York.

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Apr 19

    Retaliatory Eviction

    Retaliatory Eviction
    RETALIATORY EVICTION In New York, tenants are protected from retaliatory eviction proceedings by RPAPL 223-b.  This statute states in summary that a landlord cannot commence a summary proceeding to evict a tenant in retaliation or…
  • Apr 13

    Punitive Damages for DWI that causes Injury

    Punitive Damages for DWI that causes Injury
    Personal Injury Actions Involving DWI’s May Lead to Punitive Damages Individuals who are injured by a person driving while intoxicated may be entitled to punitive damages in addition to the compensatory damages that awarded.  The…
  • Apr 10

    Industrial Code Violation

    Industrial Code Violation
    INDUSTRIAL CODE VIOLATIONS New York Courts are littered with Labor Law 241(6) claims that hinge on whether the correct industrial codes have been plead and supported with admissible evidence.  For a person injured in a construction…
Rank this Week: 804

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injuries to minors, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse & neglect, premises liability, products liability, and wrongful death. By Kaplan Law, LLC.

http://www.oregoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Children’s Product Recalls Reach 10-year High

    Children’s Product Recalls Reach 10-year High
    2016 saw “the largest number of children’s product recalls in more than a decade,” according to the Chicago Tribune and a report published earlier this month by the non-profit watchdog group Kids in Danger. The unusually…
  • Apr 13

    Keizer Distracted Driving Case Breaks New Legal Ground

    Keizer Distracted Driving Case Breaks New Legal Ground
    A recent article in the Salem Statesman-Journal outlined a distracted driving conviction in Keizer that was a first for Oregon. According to the newspaper “a Medford woman became the first person ever to be convicted of causing another…
  • Mar 30

    Teens and Drunk Driving

    Teens and Drunk Driving
    A recent article – written by a doctor – in the New York Times states it bluntly: “The mix of drinking and driving is as dangerous to adolescents as you think it is, dangerous when adolescents are driving, and also dangerous…
Rank this Week: 503

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Covers biometrics, HIPAA, identity theft, PATRIOT Act, phishing and more. By Davis Wright Tremaine.

http://www.privsecblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    HIPAA Enforcement Actions by the Number

    HIPAA Enforcement Actions by the Number
    Protecting patient information is a central duty for both covered entities and business associates under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  Should an entity subject to HIPAA fail to protect patient…
  • Apr 10

    And Then There Were 48 (States): New Mexico Enacts a Security Breach Notification Statute

    And Then There Were 48 (States): New Mexico Enacts a Security Breach Notification Statute
    On April 6, 2017, New Mexico joined 47 states, D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands when Governor Susana Martinez signed House Bill 15, codifying the Data Breach Notification Act.  With New Mexico becoming the 48th state…
  • Apr 5

    It’s Official: Privacy and Security Rules from Wheeler Era Repealed

    It’s Official: Privacy and Security Rules from Wheeler Era Repealed
    On Monday, April 3, President Trump signed a bill repealing the privacy and security rules introduced in the FCC’s October 2016 Order.  Under the terms of the Congressional Review Act (CRA), those rules have now been entirely…
Rank this Week: 907

Disability Insurance Claims Law…

Disability Insurance Claims Law Blog

Discusses short-term and long-term disability cases. By Dell & Schaefer.

http://www.disabilitylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 550

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Apr 19

    Supreme Court eager to decide major religion case

    Supreme Court eager to decide major religion case
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday sent a very strong hint that it is eager, maybe even passionately so, to decide one of history’s most important cases on dealings between religion and government.
  • Apr 18

    Five myths about the start of the Revolutionary War

    Five myths about the start of the Revolutionary War
    The American Revolutionary War started on April 19, 1775 at the towns of Lexington and Concord. But how accurate are some of the key facts that have been handed down to us through the generations?
  • Apr 18

    Active — and comfortable — first day for Gorsuch

    Active — and comfortable — first day for Gorsuch
    A very good test for a rookie on the Supreme Court is how well a new Justice can handle a deeply complex case that only a professor of legal arcana could love.
Rank this Week: 656

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Entertainment Attorney Blog

Covers entertainment and intellectual property law. By Mark A. Baker Law, LLC.

http://www.entertainmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    POINTS TO PONDER IN AN MUSIC ARTIST-MANAGER CONTRACT

    POINTS TO PONDER IN AN MUSIC ARTIST-MANAGER CONTRACT
    Your artist career is getting traction – you’re doing more shows, you’re recording strong material, people want to work with you. And now you’ve been offered a management contract. Should you sign it? This question…
  • Oct 27

    The New Author’s Range of Publishing Option

    The New Author’s Range of Publishing Option
    Authors now have more options than ever to publish their works, ranging from self-publishing, through the hybrid “pay-to-play” publishers, to traditional publishing houses. So, what are the Pros and Cons of each? Self-publishing.…
  • Oct 27

    The New Author’s Range of Publishing Option

    The New Author’s Range of Publishing Option
    Authors now have more options than ever to publish their works, ranging from self-publishing, through the hybrid “pay-to-play” publishers, to traditional publishing houses. So, what are the Pros and Cons of each? Self-publishing.…
Rank this Week: 611

Family Law Matters

Family Law Matters

Information and advice regarding family law issues. By Bryan Reed.

http://www.justdivorce.co.uk/blog/
  • Apr 19

    YET ANOTHER DEMOCRATIC VOTE. AAARRRGGGHHH!

    YET ANOTHER DEMOCRATIC VOTE. AAARRRGGGHHH!
    what impact will the snap election have on proposed reforms to family law, such as the introduction of no fault divorce? Continue reading →
  • Mar 31

    WHEN IS A MARRIAGE NOT A MARRIAGE?

    WHEN IS A MARRIAGE NOT A MARRIAGE?
    on 24 march the court of appeal dismissed an appeal by mrs owens against a high court decision refusing to grant a decree nisi of divorce in relation to her petition based on unreasonable behaviour. the distinguished bench included sir…
  • Feb 27

    ONLINE DIVORCE – IT’S REAL!

    ONLINE DIVORCE – IT’S REAL!
    i reported in last month’s blog the determination of sir james munby, the senior family division judge, to introduce online divorce within the court service as part of a radical modernisation programme for the family court. hot on the…
Rank this Week: 594

Michigan Injury Lawyer Blog

Michigan Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Neumann Law Group.

http://www.michiganinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Michigan Court To Decide Who Should Be Held Liable When Robots Kill

    Michigan Court To Decide Who Should Be Held Liable When Robots Kill
    The husband of a woman killed by robotic machinery at her factory job is suing for wrongful death. The federal lawsuit seeks $75,000 from the companies linked to the equipment. (Pursuant to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, federal courts…
  • Apr 12

    Michigan Appeals Court Holds Club Owner Not Liable For Actions of Off-Duty Bouncer

    Michigan Appeals Court Holds Club Owner Not Liable For Actions of Off-Duty Bouncer
    The Michigan Court of Appeals recently affirmed an order of the circuit court granting summary disposition in favor of a defendant club owner in a case involving a physical fight at the defendant’s strip club. After a fight broke out…
  • Apr 5

    Michigan Appeals Court Rules for Defendants in Black Ice Slip and Fall Case

    Michigan Appeals Court Rules for Defendants in Black Ice Slip and Fall Case
    A plaintiff was injured when he slipped and fell on black ice while entering his car, which was parked underneath a carport at his condominium complex. He filed suit against (1) the condominium association; (2) a company that had…
Rank this Week: 700

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
  • Apr 19

    A Logical Opportunity: Spotify Preparing to Go Public through a Direct Listing

    A Logical Opportunity: Spotify Preparing to Go Public through a Direct Listing
    Spotify and similar subscription-driven publishers have unique business advantages that make a direct listing potentially as attractive as a traditional IPO – a large customer base of potential investors and knowledge of direct response…
  • Apr 19

    Second Circuit Reinstates TCPA Case

    Second Circuit Reinstates TCPA Case
    Attempts to end class action with “pick off” strategy continue to fail. Read More › Tags: Class Action Lawsuit, TCPA
  • Apr 18

    Insightful Evening With Clark Russell Hosted at Olshan

    Insightful Evening With Clark Russell Hosted at Olshan
    On April 5, 2017, Olshan hosted an evening with Clark Russell, Deputy Bureau Chief, Bureau of Internet and Technology for the New York State Office of Attorney General. Read More › Tags: Advertising, Data Security,…
Rank this Week: 555

NOLA Patent

NOLA Patent

Covers patent, copyright, and trademark law. By Matt Miller.

http://www.nolapatent.com/blog
  • Apr 19

    What is Bitcoin – Part 2 – Practical Benefit

    What is Bitcoin – Part 2 – Practical Benefit
    This is Part 2 of a Series on Bitcoin. Click to read Part 1 – What is Bitcoin?, where I discuss what Bitcoin is and give a basic overview of how it works. This post assumes some basic familiarity with… Read more › The…
  • Sep 28

    What is Bitcoin?

    What is Bitcoin?
    Over the past few years, you may have seen one of many news stories about something called Bitcoin (). Here are just a few of them: L.A. hospital forced to pay $17,000 in bitcoin ransom to get medical records back… Read more…
  • Aug 26

    Practical Tips in view of the Equation Group Hack

    Practical Tips in view of the Equation Group Hack
    Last week, in a series of events seemingly a mix between Mr. Robot and Austin Powers, something fairly unusual happened that could potentially cause security problems for many people and businesses. And, perhaps because the story is a little…
Rank this Week: 905

The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare…

The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room Blog

Covers rare legal books. From the Boston College Law Library.

http://rarebookroom.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    New Acquisition: Personal Library Catalogue of Prominent Nineteenth-Century NYC Lawyer

    New Acquisition: Personal Library Catalogue of Prominent Nineteenth-Century NYC Lawyer
    Bound in beautiful Morocco, this catalogue highlights the intellectual pursuits of Dexter A. Hawkins, one of the founders of the preeminent New York City firm Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP. Originally from New England, Hawkins opened up…
  • Feb 15

    New exhibit on view--Robert Morris: Lawyer & Activist

    New exhibit on view--Robert Morris: Lawyer & Activist
    We are pleased to announce the opening of the spring exhibit in the Law Library's Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room. Curated by Mary Bilder and Laurel Davis, the exhibit is entitled "Robert Morris: Lawyer & Activist".Morris…
  • Jan 25

    Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition: a chance to share scholarship, win $500, and go to Austin!

    Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition: a chance to share scholarship, win $500, and go to Austin!
    The Legal History and Rare Books (LH&RB) Section of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), in cooperation with Cengage Learning, announces the Ninth Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition. The competition is named in…
Rank this Week: 629

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    The hashtag has become an ever-present aspect of social media, spreading across platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and more.   Originally developed on Twitter, a hashtag is a word or a phrase following the pound sign used…
  • Apr 12

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement
    If you have a product or own a business, it can be difficult in this day and age to come up with a unique name. This is especially true if your first or last name is part of the company name — it is unlikely there aren’t at least…
  • Apr 4

    Does Facebook Own My Content?

    Does Facebook Own My Content?
    These questions have been floating around for several years now: who really owns the content you post on your Facebook page? Does Facebook own my content, or is it still my personal property?   At the bare bones of this issue, you do own…
Rank this Week: 843

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Apr 18

    A few months ago, when I wrote in this…

    A few months ago, when I wrote in this blog about “How Agile is being used to increase legal marketing innovation at Fasken Martineau,” I noted that Fasken’s Chief Marketing Officer, Brenda Plowman, had provided her entire…
  • Apr 4

    A change in this blog, and more

    A change in this blog, and more
    Since I started writing this blog in June 2005, I have published 667 posts: at least one per week. Have you had time to read them all? I didn’t think so. I have now decided to reduce the frequency of...
  • Mar 28

    Six law firms take legal project management just-in-time training to the next level

    Six law firms take legal project management just-in-time training to the next level
    Six leading law firms have recently started to take their legal project management (LPM) programs to the next level by purchasing licenses to LegalBizDev’s new library of online LPM tools and templates which lawyers can access on their…
Rank this Week: 345

Atlanta Injury Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers wrongful death, insurance, and accidents. By Scholle Law.

http://www.atlantainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    New Georgia Law Helps Save Live

    New Georgia Law Helps Save Live
    A recent Editor’s Pick in the Albany Herald discusses the positive impact of a law that we believe is important for many to know about. As is the case in other states, Georgia has a Good Samaritan law. Georgia’s Good…
  • Apr 14

    Atlanta Parents Alert: Bounce House Injurie

    Atlanta Parents Alert: Bounce House Injurie
    Inflatables are everywhere these days, especially in the spring and summer months. They attract kids and parents alike, with fantastic colors and cartoon-like big houses and slides and castles. They are lots of fun for all, but bounce houses…
  • Mar 31

    Distracted Driver Destroys Live

    Distracted Driver Destroys Live
    Over the years, we have shared posts about a wide variety of accidents with our readers. We do this because we want to help our readers understand why accidents happen and how to avoid them, if at all possible. Earlier this week, a…
Rank this Week: 508

US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
  • Apr 18

    What’s in the new “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order?

    What’s in the new “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order?
    On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed a new Executive Order, “Buy American and Hire American.” In the “Hire American” portion of the order, Trump announced he was directing DOL, DOJ, DHS, and DOS to review the…
  • Apr 18

    AILA: Impact of “Hire American” Provisions in New Executive Order Remains to Be Seen

    AILA: Impact of “Hire American” Provisions in New Executive Order Remains to Be Seen
    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Trump signed his latest Executive Order “Buy American and Hire American.” The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) observed that while today’s announcement reflects the…
  • Apr 17

    Update on H-1B Cap Subject Petitions for FY2018: 199,000 Petitions Filed

    Update on H-1B Cap Subject Petitions for FY2018: 199,000 Petitions Filed
    On April 7, 2017, USCIS announced that it had received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 H-1B visas and 20,000 advanced degree visas for FY2018. On April 17, 2017, USCIS announced that it had received 199,000 H-1B…
Rank this Week: 534

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.illinoisdriverslicensereinstatementlawyer.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    How long does a traffic ticket stay on your Illinois driving record?

    How long does a traffic ticket stay on your Illinois driving record?
    According to the Illinois Secretary of State, tickets for moving violations such as speeding, disobeying a stop sign, disobeying a traffic control light, and improper lane usage will stay on your Illinois driving record for four to five…
  • Apr 4

    Illinois Driver’s License Point System

    Illinois Driver’s License Point System
    The Illinois Secretary of State uses a unique system to determine driver’s license suspensions and revocations based on the number of moving violations and a point system. A driver 21 years of age or older will have their…
  • Mar 22

    Illinois DUI Law: Reasonable Suspicion & Probable Cause

    Illinois DUI Law: Reasonable Suspicion & Probable Cause
    In order to stop a vehicle, a police officer must have reasonable suspicion that the driver is committing a violation of Illinois law. The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution requires that law enforcement have specific and…
Rank this Week: 891

Hunter's Query

Hunter's Query

Features research tips and law library news. From the Howard W. Hunter Law Library at the J. Reuben Clark Law School.

http://huntersquery.byulaw.info/wordpress/
  • Apr 18

    Research Assistant Training

    Research Assistant Training
    The Law Library will be offering a training for all summer research assistants on Friday, April 28 from 1-2pm in room 267. If you’re working for a professor this summer, come join us for a look at academic legal research ……
  • Feb 1

    History of Supreme Court Nomination

    History of Supreme Court Nomination
    By now everyone knows that Judge Neil Gorsuch has been nominated to the United States Supreme Court. In thinking about what comes next, I thought I’d point out a great source from HeinOnline called History of Supreme Court Nominations…
  • Jan 27

    Research Help

    Research Help
    The new semester is well under way and many of our students are already starting the process of thinking about research papers. If you’re in that boat, feel free to come speak with one of our reference librarians to get ……
Rank this Week: 607

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

Covers recent developments in construction law in Canada. By Thomas G. Heintzman.

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • Apr 18

    Contact Limitation Clause Precludes Contractor’s Claim Over Against Designer

    Contact Limitation Clause Precludes Contractor’s Claim Over Against Designer
    The limitation periods which apply to construction claims are difficult to sort out at the best of times. They are even more complicated when the limitation period applies to a claim over for contribution or indemnity. That situation arises…
  • Apr 10

    New International Commercial Arbitration Act Enacted In Ontario

    New International Commercial Arbitration Act Enacted In Ontario
    On March 22, 2017, a new International Commercial Arbitration Act, 2017 came into force in Ontario (the 2017 ICAA). The 2017 ICAA is contained in Schedule 5 to the Burden Reduction Act, 2017, SO 2017, c. 2.. The 2017 ICCA replaces the…
  • Apr 3

    Construction Contract Held To Mandate The Payment Of Extra

    Construction Contract Held To Mandate The Payment Of Extra
    One of the most contentious issues in building contracts is mechanism to ensure that the contractor is guaranteed payment for extras, and that the owner is guaranteed not to pay for something that is not an extra. It would be simple to state…
Rank this Week: 535

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 726

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Covers topics such as sales and payroll tax problems, offers in compromise, tax audits, tax debt, tax disputes, tax fraud, tax litigation and tax controversy, and tax preparer penalties. By Brager Tax Law Group.

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Should I Take Advantage of the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program?

    Should I Take Advantage of the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program?
    The IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) offers taxpayers with unreported income from foreign financial accounts a chance to come into compliance with the law. The program benefits taxpayers by offering lower penalties and…
  • Apr 17

    The IRS Classification Settlement Program Can Reduce Your Tax Debt

    The IRS Classification Settlement Program Can Reduce Your Tax Debt
    The IRS Classification Settlement Program (CSP) is designed to allow businesses to settle a tax debt owed due misclassifying employees as independent contractors. Along with safe harbor relief under Section 530, the CSP can be an effective…
  • Apr 13

    What Are the Qualifications to File FBARs Under the IRS Streamlined Offshore Reporting Procedure?

    What Are the Qualifications to File FBARs Under the IRS Streamlined Offshore Reporting Procedure?
    The IRS expanded its streamlined filing compliance procedures in 2014 to allow more taxpayers with offshore bank accounts to take advantage of the program. The procedures are now available to some taxpayers living in the United States, as…
Rank this Week: 717

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

Covers Florida estate planning and condo laws. By Sackrin & Tolchinsky.

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Apr 18

    Payment Defense to Foreclosure

    Payment Defense to Foreclosure
    In Florida, when a lender files a foreclosure lawsuit, the lender must prove that a homeowner has breached his or her obligations under the note and/or mortgage. In turn, a homeowner has the right to raise defenses that defeat or otherwise…
  • Apr 4

    Court Procedures That Can Delay Foreclosure

    Court Procedures That Can Delay Foreclosure
    In Florida, those fighting a residential foreclosure should be aware of the procedures often used by lawyers and judges that delay a foreclosure lawsuit from proceeding. Two of these procedures are called “stays” and…
  • Mar 21

    Can You Collect Attorney Fees From a Bank Related To A Foreclosure?

    Can You Collect Attorney Fees From a Bank Related To A Foreclosure?
    Residential foreclosures are still a problem for many home owners in Florida, particularly here in Broward County, Miami-Dade County, and Palm Beach County. To make matters worse, some banks are still committing wrongful acts during the…
Rank this Week: 281

The JAG Hunter

The JAG Hunter

Covers legal deveopments involving the military and military personnel.

http://thejaghunter.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 572

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

Covers business law for entrepreneurs, emerging companies and the investment management industry. By Alexander J. Davie.

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Negotiating a Convertible Note Financing

    Negotiating a Convertible Note Financing
    A convertible note is a hybrid of debt and equity, and it’s a popular form of financing for two main reasons. First, convertible notes are generally easy and cost-effective, because they require little negotiation and paperwork. Second,…
  • Mar 28

    Guide to Starting a Hedge Fund

    Guide to Starting a Hedge Fund
    As an investment manager looking into starting a hedge fund, you know that a successful launch is critical to standing out in the increasingly competitive investment management business. If you want to attract capital from the right…
  • Mar 15

    Understanding the Common Investment Structures for a Seed or Angel Round

    Understanding the Common Investment Structures for a Seed or Angel Round
    I’ve previously written about the steps that startups and emerging companies need to take to prepare for an angel or seed round, one of which is becoming familiar with the popular investment structures that are available. With the…
Rank this Week: 605

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

Features news, commentary and musing about Massachusetts real estate law and litigation. By Richard D. Vetstein.

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Tenant Saved From Eviction Over BB Gun Shooting By Jury Trial Demand

    Tenant Saved From Eviction Over BB Gun Shooting By Jury Trial Demand
    Just a quick note about yet another recent case demonstrating the backwards nature of Massachusetts landlord-tenant law. In CMJ Management Company v. Wilkerson, the Appeals Court ruled that a tenant could be evicted from Section…
  • Mar 30

    The Massachusetts Quiet Title Action: A Remedy Of Last Resort To Resolve Complex Title Defect

    The Massachusetts Quiet Title Action: A Remedy Of Last Resort To Resolve Complex Title Defect
    When All Else Fails, Quiet Title Quiet title cases are lawsuits typically brought in the Land Court in order to resolve complex title defects — often as a last resort for property owners when conveyancing attorneys and title…
  • Feb 8

    Housing Court Rules Post-Foreclosure Owner Entitled To 90 Day Notice to Quit

    Housing Court Rules Post-Foreclosure Owner Entitled To 90 Day Notice to Quit
    Questionable Ruling Goes Against Established Law That Foreclosed Owner Not Entitled to Notice to Quit In a recent post-foreclosure eviction case before the Southeast Housing Court, Justice Anne Kenney Chaplin issued a head-scratching ruling…
Rank this Week: 509

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Government Positions on Marijuana Evolve

    Government Positions on Marijuana Evolve
    While the federal government turns its back on recreational marijuana, Michigan is prepared to blow the lid off medical marijuana production and dispensation. Government's relationship to the plant continues to evolve.This blogger recalls…
  • Apr 13

    Insane Clown Posse Sued for Trademark Infringement

    Insane Clown Posse Sued for Trademark Infringement
    ICP front man Violent JA few years ago, we posted about an ACLU lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, seeking to have followers of the Insane Clown Posse, known as Juggalos, removed from the…
  • Apr 13

    Where Have All the Law Students Gone?

    Where Have All the Law Students Gone?
    Not long ago, everyone wanted to be the lawyer. College grads flocked to law schools in droves.Innovative curricula, featuring evening and weekend classes, attracted professionals looking to up their game. Affordable student loans also made…
Rank this Week: 690

Beyond Structured Settlements

Beyond Structured Settlements

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

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • Apr 17

    ASNP 2017 Annual Conference

    ASNP 2017 Annual Conference
    For the past 11 years, the Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP) annual conferences have consistently improved the educational scope and standards for an expanding professional landscape which, in addition to, and overlapping with, special…
  • Mar 20

    SSP 2017 Annual Conference

    SSP 2017 Annual Conference
    Although the Society of Settlement Planners (SSP) was founded in 2000, the term "settlement planner" is still viewed by many structured settlement stakeholders as an inflated synonym for "plaintiff broker". Current SSP President Joseph Tombs…
  • Feb 23

    Structured Settlement 2016 Annuity Sale

    Structured Settlement 2016 Annuity Sale
    Among many recent structured settlement industry developments, perhaps the most significant and impressive has been the continuation of sustained primary market annuity sales growth - especially in the context of various industry challenges.…
Rank this Week: 335

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Oklahoma Retail Protection Act of 2016

    Oklahoma Retail Protection Act of 2016
    The rise of internet sales has created a tax problem for states. States are having difficulty getting revenue from these sales because the sellers lack nexus. In the legal community, that nexus is known as a connection with a state which…
  • Apr 10

    NJ Reconsiders and Ultimately Taxes IT Support Company

    NJ Reconsiders and Ultimately Taxes IT Support Company
    Earlier in 2017, Premier Netcomm Solutions LLC (“Premier”) lost on reconsideration in New Jersey tax court.  The case dealt with the taxability of software as a service (“SaaS”) dating back to an audit from 2004…
  • Mar 13

    Pain the SaaS: Navigating Sales Tax on Cloud Computing

    Pain the SaaS: Navigating Sales Tax on Cloud Computing
    Over the past several years software as a service (“SaaS”) has been a booming industry.  Pioneers in the cloud computing industry, like Salesforce, have developed web based applications that offer a wide range of services to…
Rank this Week: 744

The Securities Edge

The Securities Edge

Covers securities law topics of interest to executives of middle market businesses. By Gunster.

http://www.thesecuritiesedge.com/
  • Apr 17

    It’s a good time to be a VC fund

    It’s a good time to be a VC fund
    Things are looking pretty good for the venture capital industry. Potential VC investors have a lot of money available, and industry and geographical trends show a positive outlook for VC investing in the near term. There are numerous factors…
  • Mar 29

    Shore patrol

    Shore patrol
    Posted By: Robert B. Lamm Even as we speculate about the likelihood and potential impact of massive deregulation here in the US, the EU is going in the opposite direction.  Earlier this month, the European Parliament passed a…
  • Mar 19

    Beware when the legislature is in session

    Beware when the legislature is in session
    Posted By: Robert B. Lamm New York Surrogate Gideon Tucker (1826-1899) is credited with originating the maxim that “no man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session.”  Were Surrogate…
Rank this Week: 451

TaxMama's TaxQuips

TaxMama's TaxQuips

Daily tax and small business podcast with tax and small business news tidbits covering investment, inheritance real estate and more.

http://www.taxquips.com/?cat=TaxQuips
  • Apr 17

    TaxMama’s TaxQuips End of Tax Season Payments and Tip

    TaxMama’s TaxQuips End of Tax Season Payments and Tip
    Today TaxMama® wants to talk about Extensions, Payments and End of Tax Season stuff. Dear Friends and Family, Today is April 17th. Don’t panic! Tax season isn’t quite over yet. You have until tomorrow to file your tax…
  • Mar 13

    Getting Your Tax Return Done - in These Crazy Time

    Getting Your Tax Return Done - in These Crazy Time
    Today TaxMama® wants to talk to you about getting your tax returns done – and where to get help.   Dear Friends and Family, It’s the height of tax season. And this…
  • Feb 20

    Eight Tax Questions to Ask Before You Get Married

    Eight Tax Questions to Ask Before You Get Married
    Form 4506T request with the IRS for each of you. Request a copy of Form 1040 on line six, check all the boxes on the form, and enter the last four years on line nine (i.e., 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012). Or, you can log into the the IRS’s Get…
Rank this Week: 523