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Norm Pattis Blog

Norm Pattis Blog

Covers criminal law.

http://www.pattisblog.com/
  • Dec 17

    Rolling the Legal Dice in Newtown

    Rolling the Legal Dice in Newtown
    Word on the street is that Koskoff, Koskoff & Beider is so wealthy the law firm weighs, rather than counts, its money. I hope that's true, because the fight the firm just picked against Bushmaster and others is going to cost plenty to…
  • Dec 17

    Returning to New Haven

    Returning to New Haven
    Ten years ago, it seemed like a good idea to pack up and leave New Haven. So I did, starting my own law firm and moving my office out to Bethany. I was looking for a little tranquility, I suppose. Although I did not realize how much I would…
  • Dec 13

    Eric Garner Redux

    Eric Garner Redux
    I've managed to offend my friends and delight my critics by asserting that the Staten Island grand jury was correct not to indict New York police officer Daniel Pantaleo for the killing of Eric Garner. Indeed, folks on the other side of the…
Rank this Week: 837

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Dec 17

    December Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    December Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the December issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter: $10.5 million verdict- Coahoma County products liability trial mentioned here (9/25/14); $125,000 verdict- Aberdeen federal…
  • Dec 15

    Duck, Duck………

    Duck, Duck………
    Goose!!!! Get it? It’s a goose case. The opening line from Miss. Supreme Court Justice Kitchens’ majority opinion says it all: Janet Olier was attacked and chased by a domestic goose in Donna Bailey’s yard. As she attempted…
  • Dec 8

    Jury Verdict Leaves Rappers Singing the Blue

    Jury Verdict Leaves Rappers Singing the Blue
    The Clarion-Ledger reported last week that former NBA and USM basketball star Clarence Weatherspoon has won a Hinds County lawsuit against two rap artists. From the article: Donald Sharp, a.k.a. “Cadillac Don,” and Tiyon Rogers,…
Rank this Week: 225

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

Covers bad faith, insurance coverage, D&O liability, excess and surplus lines, and more. By Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge.

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
  • Dec 16

    Senate Adjourns Without Passing TRIA Extension

    Senate Adjourns Without Passing TRIA Extension
    The U.S. Senate adjourned for the year on Tuesday without passing an extension of TRIA. Strong opposition from retiring Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) blocked a vote on the measure that was overwhelmingly supported by lawmakers in the House as…
  • Dec 11

    House Passes TRIA Extension and Sends the Bill to Senate

    House Passes TRIA Extension and Sends the Bill to Senate
    On Wednesday, the House overwhelmingly passed an extension of TRIA by a vote of 417-7. The House vote is a step closer to ensuring the bill does not expire at years’ end. The legislation will now be sent to the Senate. Most Senators…
  • Dec 11

    Congress Passes Bill Loosening Dodd-Frank Capital Restrictions on Insurer

    Congress Passes Bill Loosening Dodd-Frank Capital Restrictions on Insurer
    Congress passed a bill that will loosen the Dodd-Frank capital rules imposed on insurers. The legislation unanimously passed the Senate in June and passed by voice vote in the House on Wednesday. S. 2270 changes the Collins Amendment and will…
Rank this Week: 409

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Covers offshore injuries involving fishing vessels. By Beard, Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP.

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 386

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Dec 16

    Crying wolf: more on SEC vs Big Four-affiliated Chinese accounting firm

    Crying wolf: more on SEC vs Big Four-affiliated Chinese accounting firm
    Ah, the sweet taste of vindication. Last...
  • Dec 9

    Dueling position papers on the South China Sea

    Dueling position papers on the South China Sea
    On Saturday I posted links to position papers by both China and the US on China's South China Sea claims. Here's an analysis of the dueling papers.
  • Dec 7

    China bans pun

    China bans pun
    Displaying a level of control freakery that probably reminds many women of their f'irst husband, the Chinese government has banned puns. I am not making this up. Here are some reports: "Punning banned in China" (Language Log)…
Rank this Week: 276

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Covers accounting/auditing, commercial lending, credit unions, electronic banking, privacy, RESPA and stocks. By Kevin Funnell.

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • Dec 16

    De Novo Headwinds Abating?

    De Novo Headwinds Abating?
    The FDIC chose an odd way to announce a purported "thaw" in its long-denied freeze on de novo banks: Q&As. Released late last month, the brief document supplements a 1998 FDIC Policy Statement regarding applications for deposit…
  • Dec 14

    Feds To Tribes: Don't Bogart That Roach, Roll Some More

    Feds To Tribes: Don't Bogart That Roach, Roll Some More
    At the same time that the federal government is trying to drive Native American tribes out of the payday lending business, it is encouraging them to get into the pot business. As long as the file those Cheech & Chong...
  • Dec 10

    FDIC Emails Reveal A Chokehold

    FDIC Emails Reveal A Chokehold
    While the report by the Senate Democrats on CIA "enhanced interrogation techniques" has been grabbing the attention of the press, the emails released by the staff of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform this week…
Rank this Week: 754

Atlanta Injury Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Injury Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.atlantainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    Lack of Security Cameras in Decatur Murder Raises Question

    Lack of Security Cameras in Decatur Murder Raises Question
    In my last post, I shared several concerns about the recent murder of Karen Pearce near a Decatur parking garage. I raised the question about whether the crime could have been avoided or solved sooner had there been surveillance cameras. As…
  • Dec 15

    No Security Cameras at Decatur Murder Premise

    No Security Cameras at Decatur Murder Premise
    For a small town adjacent to the much larger city of Atlanta, Decatur is a relatively secure city with a relatively low crime rate. Although there are isolated instances of street crimes, including muggings and robberies, these generally do…
  • Dec 2

    Graco's Car Seat Recall Triggers Fed Inquiry

    Graco's Car Seat Recall Triggers Fed Inquiry
    Over the recent months, we have posted on a big issue within corporate giant General Motors; whether and when corporate executives knew of a problem with their ignition switches prior to the massive recall this past year. The company has…
Rank this Week: 882

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 16

    Fighters file antitrust lawsuit against the Ultimate Fighting Championship

    Fighters file antitrust lawsuit against the Ultimate Fighting Championship
    Current and former fighters have filed a potentially game-changing lawsuit against the UFC over salaries and UFC's business practices. Here's my analysis of the lawsuit for Sports Illustrated - hope you have a chance to check it out.
  • Dec 16

    But can I wear my "Fuck the Draft" jacket?

    But can I wear my "Fuck the Draft" jacket?
    From Judge Susan E. Gash, presiding over the trial of NFL player Aaron Hernandez:No person wearing clothing, or a button or other object attached to clothing, or carrying an object that displays any Patriots or other NFL team logo,…
  • Dec 16

    The best defense of athlete speech you will read

    The best defense of athlete speech you will read
    Courtesy of Cleveland Browns' Andrew Hawkins (he of the "Justice" t-shirt in Sunday's game that a Cleveland police union official labeled "pathetic"):“I was taught that justice is a right that every American should have. Also justice…
Rank this Week: 637

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Covers broker fraud, investor fraud, marketing timing, and securities fraud. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
Rank this Week: 210

Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

Resource for in-house counsel, business executives, human resource managers and others who monitor litigation and legal issues affecting Oregon businesses. By Ater Wynne.

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • Dec 16

    Oregon Supreme Court refines the "same nine" rule for jury verdict

    Oregon Supreme Court refines the "same nine" rule for jury verdict
    The Oregon Constitution and Oregon Rule of Civil Procedure 59G(2) both state that "in civil cases three-fourths of the jury may render a verdict." The "same nine" rule requires that, if the questions presented to a jury are interdependent…
  • Oct 9

    Oregon Supreme Court on statutory immunity of LLC members and manager

    Oregon Supreme Court on statutory immunity of LLC members and manager
    Members and managers of a limited liability company are shielded from vicarious liability for the LLC's torts, but can be held personally liable if they either knew of the tortious acts or participated in them. That was the conclusion of...
  • Oct 8

    Oregon Court of Appeals recognizes the inconvenient-forum doctrine

    Oregon Court of Appeals recognizes the inconvenient-forum doctrine
    Addressing an issue of first impression, the Oregon Court of Appeals today held that the inconvenient-forum doctrine, or forum non conveniens, is available as a basis to dismiss a lawsuit in state court. In Espinoza v. Evergreen Helicopters,…
Rank this Week: 856

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 16

    Frivolous Lawsuit

    Frivolous Lawsuit
    When a beneficiary files suit against a trustee of a revocable trust, the petition should contain at least some shred of evidence. Otherwise, the beneficiary runs the risk of pursuing a frivolous suit.The consequences of such can be quite…
  • Dec 12

    Common Fund Doctrine - Recovering Attorney Fees for a Beneficiary

    Common Fund Doctrine - Recovering Attorney Fees for a Beneficiary
    If a beneficiary sues a trustee and is successful, they are generally not able to recover their attorney fees from the trust. Hence, the beneficiary will have to personally bear the out-of-pocket costs. However, an exception to this rule…
  • Dec 4

    Medi-Cal Reimbursement - Douglas v. Castillo

    Medi-Cal Reimbursement - Douglas v. Castillo
    Generally speaking, when a person receives Medi-Cal services past the age of 55, upon their demise their estate is required to reimburse the state of California for such services. See Welfare & Institutions Code §14009.5. This…
Rank this Week: 493

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Dec 16

    Justice Department Leaves Misbranding Case After Trial Victory

    Justice Department Leaves Misbranding Case After Trial Victory
    In a small case hailing from Tennessee, the Justice Department early this week decided to withdraw charges made against a couple convicted of utilizing misbranded drugs in their clinics. Dr. Anindya Kumar Sen and his wife, Patricia Sen,…
  • Dec 16

    Apple Notches Victory on iPod Antitrust Case

    Apple Notches Victory on iPod Antitrust Case
    Early this week, a federal jury handed a Apple Inc. a huge win in the firm’s long-running class action case against claims that the company was in violation of antitrust laws by limiting its competition for its long line of iPod audio…
  • Dec 15

    Sandy Hook Families Gun Filing Suit Against Gun Maker

    Sandy Hook Families Gun Filing Suit Against Gun Maker
    Several families of victims who died and a lone survivor from Sandy Hook Elementary recently filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against a gun maker of the rifle that was used in the massacre. It was a couple years back when Adam Lanza murdered 20…
Rank this Week: 370

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Covers class actions against insurance companies. By Robinson & Cole LLP.

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
  • Dec 16

    Supreme Court Opinion in Dart Cherokee Basin v. Owen

    Supreme Court Opinion in Dart Cherokee Basin v. Owen
    Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co., LLC v. Owens, No. 13-719 (slip opinion). Unsurprisingly, the Court held that a notice of removal under the Class Action Fairness Act does not need to…
  • Dec 8

    Offer of Judgment to Named Plaintiff Did Not Moot Putative Class Action, According to Eleventh Circuit

    Offer of Judgment to Named Plaintiff Did Not Moot Putative Class Action, According to Eleventh Circuit
    Following the Supreme Court’s decision in Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk, 133 S. Ct. 1523 (2013), lawyers have debated whether a defendant can defeat a class action by offering full relief to the named plaintiff(s), either before a…
  • Dec 1

    State Enforcement Actions Following Class Settlements Addressed By Ninth Circuit

    State Enforcement Actions Following Class Settlements Addressed By Ninth Circuit
    A recent Ninth Circuit decision caught my eye. It addressed whether a state enforcement action can be barred by a class action settlement on the same issue, finding that it was barred in part, to the extent the suit sought restitution that…
Rank this Week: 997

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall…

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall Law School Library Blog

Covers developments in legal information and legal information technologies for research and practice.

http://libblog.osgoode.yorku.ca
  • Dec 16

    Festive Footstools and Best Wishes from the Osgoode Library

    Festive Footstools and Best Wishes from the Osgoode Library
    It’s the last week of exams before the New Year holiday break at Osgoode. The students are stressed. We have seen them doing jumping jacks in the group study rooms. So we weren’t so surprised when we discovered this expression…
  • Dec 15

    New LLMC Digital Titles Added to the Library Catalogue

    New LLMC Digital Titles Added to the Library Catalogue
    130 new LLMC Digital titles have been added to the library catalogue. Access to the LLMC Digital database is available here. “LLMC, a non-profit cooperative of libraries, is dedicated to – and passionate about – its…
  • Dec 11

    New HeinOnline Resources Added to the Library Catalogue

    New HeinOnline Resources Added to the Library Catalogue
    Approximately 650 new HeinOnline resources have been loaded to the library catalogue: American Indian Law Collection 2 new titles Foreign Relations of the U.S. 1 new title History of International Law 33 new titles U.S. Congressional…
Rank this Week: 362

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Dec 16

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building
      I hope you have a happy and joyous holiday season. Whether it be Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Festivus, Feast of Winter Veil, Saturnalia, or New Year’s Eve, I hope you get to spend some extra time with friends and family. I will…
  • Dec 16

    Train Fares, Integrity, and Financial Service

    Train Fares, Integrity, and Financial Service
    On Monday Britain’s financial regulator banned a senior financial services professional from the industry for life. His transgression was the failure to pay his train fare. BlackRock director Jonathan Paul Burrows was caught by…
  • Dec 15

    Real Estate Crowdfunding

    Real Estate Crowdfunding
    Real estate investing has a long history of crowdfunding. Prior to the 1986 changes to the tax code, there was a large syndication business for getting investors into real estate. Although the investment was usually more for the tax breaks…
Rank this Week: 419

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

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

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Dec 16

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Bailey

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Bailey
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WITHOUT CONSENT DA 14-0287, 2014 MT 331N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. ERIC LAT BAILEY, Defendant and…
  • Dec 16

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Burgess v. Bryan

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Burgess v. Bryan
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – OTHER DA 14-0294, 2014 MT 330N, BRANDY BURGESS and AMY BURGESS SMITH, Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. MARK BRYAN, Defendant and Appellee.
  • Dec 16

    OPINION AND ORDER: State v. Johnston

    OPINION AND ORDER: State v. Johnston
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion and Order in the following matter: CRIMINAL – INCEST DA 13-0587, 2014 MT 329, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. BRIAN ANTHONY JOHNSTON, Defendant and Appellant.
Rank this Week: 41

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Covers constitutional law and jurisprudence (in Spanish). Features legal news, cases and commentaries from Argentina, U.S. and the Americas.

http://www.saberderecho.com/
  • Dec 16

    Sobre la Historia de la Corte Suprema Argentina de Alfonso Santiago.

    Sobre la Historia de la Corte Suprema Argentina de Alfonso Santiago.
    "Historia de la Corte Suprema Argentina" de Alfonso Santiago (dir.),(Marcial Pons, 2014 -- 3 tomos, 2212 páginas)---------------------Nunca habrá tal vez una historia “definitiva” de nada, pero el libro que dirige…
  • Nov 18

    Reflexiones a propósito de la ley veintisiete mil

    Reflexiones a propósito de la ley veintisiete mil
    Se publicó ayer en el Boletín Oficial el Acuerdo de Sede entre Argentina y la Comision Trinacional de la cuenca del Rio Pilcomayo. Ley Nacional que normalmente no recibiría mayor atención, si no fuera por cierto…
  • Nov 18

    Reforma del Código Civil: los resultados de la encuesta

    Reforma del Código Civil: los resultados de la encuesta
    Publicamos esto para no dejar (mas) cabos sueltos. El 12 de octubre, un rato antes de que nos enteráramos de la muerte de Petracchi, lanzamos una encuesta en el blog sobre el Nuevo Código Civil (hicimos varias ediciones…
Rank this Week: 181

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
  • Dec 16

    Investor Warning: FS Energy & Power Fund

    Investor Warning: FS Energy & Power Fund
    The nationally acclaimed stock fraud law firm, Fitapelli Kurta, is investigating potential claims against FS2 Capital Partners, LPL Financial, Ameriprise Financial, and any other broker-dealer firm who recommended FS Energy & Power…
  • Dec 16

    FINRA Complaint Report: Week Ending December 12, 2014

    FINRA Complaint Report: Week Ending December 12, 2014
    The following are complaints filed with FINRA against brokers or broker-dealer firms for the week ending December 12, 2014. The post FINRA Complaint Report: Week Ending December 12, 2014 appeared first on Stock Fraud News & Information.
  • Dec 12

    GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) – Bankrupt – Stock fraud attorneys investigate

    GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) – Bankrupt – Stock fraud attorneys investigate
    As millions held their breath and awaited the much anticipated release of Apple’s IPhone 6, GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) cringed and awaited the inevitable – bankruptcy. The post GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) – Bankrupt…
Rank this Week: 191

Boston Accident Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Accident Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accidents, commercial litigation and insurance bad faith. By Keith L. Miller.

http://www.bostonaccidentinjurylawyer.com/
  • Dec 16

    Belchertown, Massachusetts: Victim of Fatal Accident Identified

    Belchertown, Massachusetts: Victim of Fatal Accident Identified
    December 16, 2014: On Sunday morning, Keely Walsh, 18, of Lancaster, Massachusetts, died as the result of serious personal injuries sustained as a passenger in a car, which collided with a tree.  The driver was a 23 year old male, whose…
  • Dec 1

    TelexFree Victims’ Collection of Seized Funds May Be Delayed

    TelexFree Victims’ Collection of Seized Funds May Be Delayed
    While state and federal prosecutors in Massachusetts have secured more than $150 million of the $1 billion raised by alleged investment fraud, known as “TelexFree”, victims’ claims for restitution have yet to be processed.…
  • Nov 21

    Sandwich, Massachusetts: Centerville Man Killed in 2 Car Accident on Route 6

    Sandwich, Massachusetts: Centerville Man Killed in 2 Car Accident on Route 6
    November 21, 2014 – On Tuesday morning, Lawrence Barros, 32, of Centerville, Massachusetts, died as the result of personal injuries sustained in a head on collision with a truck operated by Michael Dalto, 45, of East Bridgewater. …
Rank this Week: 294

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers North Carolina divorce, child custody and child support issues. By Arnold & Smith.

http://www.charlottedivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    Florida’s first same-sex marriage best holiday gift ever, ex-spouse say

    Florida’s first same-sex marriage best holiday gift ever, ex-spouse say
    Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “How can an attorney help me with my Divorce or Separation in North Carolina?”   Heather Brassner’s marriage ended five years ago, but she was only able…
  • Dec 11

    NFL stars battle over alleged cheating spouses, girlfriends on Twitter

    NFL stars battle over alleged cheating spouses, girlfriends on Twitter
    Charlotte Divorce Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Does adultery affect my divorce case?”   Twitter has become a new proving ground for alienations of affections actions, if Detroit…
  • Dec 9

    Parenting site offers holiday happiness tips for divorced dad

    Parenting site offers holiday happiness tips for divorced dad
    Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What can I do to gain custody of my child in North Carolina?”   Holidays are all about tradition, and as Heather Gray writes for Yahoo Parenting, divorced…
Rank this Week: 729

Ernie The Attorney

Ernie The Attorney

Covers law and law blogs. By Ernest Svenson.

http://ernietheattorney.net/
  • Dec 16

    Your special abilities – Part 2

    Your special abilities – Part 2
    In the last post I talked about two questions to ask so you can get clear on what close friends think are your special abilities. And I told you I was doing the same thing, and would report back. Well, I’m following through on my…
  • Dec 7

    What are your special abilities?

    What are your special abilities?
    Every person is really good at at least one thing. Everyone has special abilities, things that impress their close friends and family members. Weirdly, most people don’t fully appreciate their special abilities. I recently did…
  • Sep 14

    Insidious abuse that doesn’t get a lot of press coverage

    Insidious abuse that doesn’t get a lot of press coverage
    Physical abuse is getting a lot of press these, especially in the realm of pro sports. But there’s another kind of abuse that doesn’t get as much press —something more widespread and insidious. Mind abuse. As in, the crap…
Rank this Week: 179

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Covers sex crime laws and cases. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • Dec 16

    Former Armada Middle School Teacher Pleads No Contest to Sex Charge

    Former Armada Middle School Teacher Pleads No Contest to Sex Charge
    Recently, 26-year-old Robert Yaek of Richmond Township pleaded no contest to charges that he engaged in sexual conduct with a 13-year-old student. Yaek pleaded no contest to a single count of possession of child sexually abusive material, one…
  • Dec 12

    SDSU Student Arrested in Alleged Off Campus Sexual Assault

    SDSU Student Arrested in Alleged Off Campus Sexual Assault
    On Tuesday, December 9, 20-year-old Francisco Paiva Sousa, a student at San Diego State University, was taken into custody after allegedly sexually assaulting another student at a house off campus, according to a news article at U-T San…
  • Dec 10

    Hemlock Man to Face Trial on Charges of Alleged Sexual Assault

    Hemlock Man to Face Trial on Charges of Alleged Sexual Assault
    Last week, a Hemlock man waived his right to a preliminary hearing in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a young female relative, according to a news article at Mlive.com. Salvador T. Hernandez, 49, is accused of sexually…
Rank this Week: 224

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

Features research tips, pop culture, and legal news. By the Georgia State University Law Library.

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Dec 16

    Remembering Nancy Johnson

    Remembering Nancy Johnson
    The College of Law and the profession of law librarianship was hit by a tremendous loss this week. Nancy Johnson, who retired as Associate Dean for Library and Information Services and Professor of Law in 2012, passed away on December 13,…
  • Dec 8

    Legal Writing Resource

    Legal Writing Resource
    In addition to exams, the end of a law school semester also signals the time when research projects and papers are due. The best legal writers are clear, thorough, and concise. The following are a list of resources that will help you…
  • Nov 25

    Executive Order

    Executive Order
    Interest in executive orders has risen over the past few weeks in light of President Obama’s move to use an executive order to grant around 5 million undocumented immigrants relief from deportation (CNN). Black’s Law Dictionary…
Rank this Week: 571

Chicago Illinois Car Accident…

Chicago Illinois Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, pedestrian accidents, and other personal injury news. By Elman Law Group.

http://www.chicagoillinoiscaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    Accidents On Chicago’s Lakefront Path

    Accidents On Chicago’s Lakefront Path
    Chicago’s lakefront bike path is heavily traveled, especially during peak periods in good weather conditions. As those familiar with the path know, the path has many users, including many runners, bicyclists, rollerbladers, and walkers.…
  • Dec 7

    Woman Dies Following “Head-On Collision” In Humboldt Park

    Woman Dies Following “Head-On Collision” In Humboldt Park
    There was a fatal “head-on collision” Sunday morning (December 7, 2014) in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood.  A 63-year-old woman died following the car crash. Details regarding this “head-on collision”…
  • Nov 24

    Kennedy Expressway “Wrong-Way Driver” Accident Injures Three People

    Kennedy Expressway “Wrong-Way Driver” Accident Injures Three People
    There was a “wrong-way driver” accident early this morning (November 24, 2014) on Chicago’s Kennedy Expressway. Details concerning this “wrong-way” driver crash appear somewhat limited at this time. According to…
Rank this Week: 715

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Dec 16

    Home Page Going Mobile

    Home Page Going Mobile
    By Danny Hart Did you know we have a mobile website? For the last several years, this small version of our full site has provided a limited set of resources that work well on small screens. But it’s always been missing many features we…
  • Dec 12

    Let’s Talk About 40 Years of Safe Drinking Water

    Let’s Talk About 40 Years of Safe Drinking Water
    By Peter Grevatt This month marks the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act. We’ve made such incredible progress in improving the safety of the water we drink over the past 40 years that today we almost take it for granted.…
  • Dec 10

    Food Waste Diversion is Key to a Sustainable Community

    Food Waste Diversion is Key to a Sustainable Community
    By Lillianne Brown Editor’s note: We’re happy to have this blog post from one of this year’s President’s Environmental Youth Award winners. Over 20% of our country’s landfills consist of food we throw away. When…
Rank this Week: 82

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

Covers Daubert, expert witness marketing, and expert witness testimony. By JurisPro Expert Witness Directory.

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    School Security Expert Witness On School Shootings Part 1

    School Security Expert Witness On School Shootings Part 1
    In Ten Lessons Learned From the Sandy Hook School Shootings, school security expert witness Ken Trump, MPA, President of National School Safety and Security Services writes:Our team’s analysis of the Sandy Hook Final Report released by…
  • Dec 13

    Police Procedures Expert Witness Testifies In Fatal Shooting Case

    Police Procedures Expert Witness Testifies In Fatal Shooting Case
    Police procedures expert witness Ron Martinelli, Ph.D., B.C.F.T., C.F.A., C.L.S., testified in the Missoula, MT, homicide case against Markus Kaarma. The defendant is accused of fatally shooting German foreign exchange student, Diren Dede. …
  • Dec 8

    Emergency Preparedness Expert Witness On First Aid Teams Part 1

    Emergency Preparedness Expert Witness On First Aid Teams Part 1
    In First Aid Teams, emergency preparedness expert witness Michael J. Ryan, principal at First Aid Depot, asks the question, “Does your organization need a First Aid Team?” When you look at the issue of a First Aid Team some…
Rank this Week: 540

Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice,…

Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC Blog

Covers Maryland criminal law.

http://www.ricelawmd.com/blog
  • Dec 16

    Your Rights After a Car Accident in Maryland

    Your Rights After a Car Accident in Maryland
    What are your rights after a car accident in Maryland? If you have been injured in a car accident Maryland lawyers want you to understand your rights. Accidents can cause instant injuries, however, you could also have pain and…
  • Dec 12

    Second Degree Assault Maryland Laws and Penaltie

    Second Degree Assault Maryland Laws and Penaltie
    If you live in the state of Maryland and you have been charged with second degree assault, then you should be aware of the possible second degree Maryland laws & penalties that you could face. Despite the fact that an assault second…
  • Dec 10

    Types of Lawyer

    Types of Lawyer
    What types of lawyers are there out there?  You don’t want to hire a tax lawyer to handle your DUI or criminal case.  Do you need for a specific type of lawyer for your case?  Yes, you want to hire a lawyer with…
Rank this Week: 933

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Dec 16

    Guest Post: Dodson on Twombly Creep in Dart

    Guest Post: Dodson on Twombly Creep in Dart
    Twombly Creep Yesterday’s Supreme Court’s opinion in Dart Cherokee held that a notice of removal need not be accompanied by evidence of the amount in controversy in a CAFA-removal case. The Court split 5-4 on the nerdy question of…
  • Dec 16

    Rosenberg & Spier on Class Action

    Rosenberg & Spier on Class Action
    Now available on the Journal of Legal Analysis website is David Rosenberg and Kathryn Spier’s article, Incentives to Invest in Litigation and the Superiority of the Class Action. Here’s the abstract: We formally demonstrate the general…
  • Dec 15

    SCOTUS Decision in Dart Cherokee: What Must a Notice of Removal Contain? (And More!)

    SCOTUS Decision in Dart Cherokee: What Must a Notice of Removal Contain? (And More!)
    Today the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co. v. Owens. It’s an interesting breakdown. Justice Ginsburg writes the majority opinion, joined by Roberts, Breyer, Alito, and Sotomayor. The dissenters are…
Rank this Week: 161

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
Rank this Week: 459

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Covers accident & injury, asbestos, medical device litigation, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, pharmaceutical litigation, and workers compensation. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.chicagoinjurylawblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    Talcum Powder, Morcellators, Cancer, and the FDA

    Talcum Powder, Morcellators, Cancer, and the FDA
    In recent months several medical devices and popular products have been officially found to cause gynecological cancer in women. Talcum powder, when used in the genital area, is now associated with ovarian and uterine cancer, while power…
  • Dec 9

    Knee, Spine Device Makers Sued for Selling Defective Product

    Knee, Spine Device Makers Sued for Selling Defective Product
    Two medical device manufacturers have been charged with selling defective knee and spine products, injuring patients throughout the country. The knee manufacturer, OtisMed Corp., recently pled guilty to distributing knee replacements rejected…
  • Dec 9

    Knee, Spine Device Makers Sued for Selling Defective Product

    Knee, Spine Device Makers Sued for Selling Defective Product
    Two medical device manufacturers have been charged with selling defective knee and spine products, injuring patients throughout the country. The knee manufacturer, OtisMed Corp., recently pled guilty to distributing knee replacements rejected…
Rank this Week: 612

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/
  • Dec 16

    Y Mountain and the Law

    Y Mountain and the Law
    A bill that allows the sale of land near the Y to BYU passed Congress recently and is now headed to the President’s desk. Congress Passes Bill that Allows BYU to Purchase Y Mountain
  • Dec 1

    Finals Time

    Finals Time
    Believe it or not, December is here.  That means finals are right around the corner.  We do our best to help our students out during finals time.  Here are some resources and services we hope will make this time a little less…
  • Nov 25

    American Law Institute Library

    American Law Institute Library
    The Restatement of Torts was a prominent part of one of the oral arguments when the Utah Supreme Court visited the Law School a few weeks ago.  Restatements are influential secondary sources that are painstakingly created by the American…
Rank this Week: 474

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/
Rank this Week: 554

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

An online repository for intellectual property articles, papers and news.

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Dec 16

    New Anti-Malarial Drug: Ranbaxy Receives Regulatory Approval in 7 African Countrie

    New Anti-Malarial Drug: Ranbaxy Receives Regulatory Approval in 7 African Countrie
    Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. has received regulatory drug approval for its anti-malarial drug, Synriam, in 7 countries including Nigeria. According to Ranbaxy, the drug provides relief from most malaria-related symptoms, including fever, and has…
  • Dec 5

    Data Month: Most Read Articles from 2014

    Data Month: Most Read Articles from 2014
    December 5, 2014 — December is Data Month at NLIPW! We kicked off the month by looking at a few cases that touch on intellectual property, filed or decided in 2014 by Federal High Courts in Nigeria.  Next, we highlighted media…
  • Dec 3

    2014 Nigerian IP Judicial Decisions: The Year in Review

    2014 Nigerian IP Judicial Decisions: The Year in Review
    NLIPW Copyright Law Volume 2 Number 10 (2014 Nigerian IP Judicial Decisions: The Year in Review) December 4, 2014 2014 has been a busy year for Federal High Courts in Nigeria –Ruling on a suit for patent infringement relating to…
Rank this Week: 444

Attorney Client Match Blog

Attorney Client Match Blog

Covers personal injury, workers compensation and medical malpractice news. By Robert N. Katz.

http://blog.attorneyclientmatch.com/
  • Dec 16

    Takata Airbag Recalls Continue to Expand

    Takata Airbag Recalls Continue to Expand
    For months now, the Takata airbag recall has been making headlines. So far, the faulty airbags have been responsible for five deaths and hundreds of injuries around the world. Currently over 20 million vehicles have been recalled worldwide,…
  • Nov 7

    2016 Trial Date Set for Deadly GM Defects: Faulty Ignition Switch the Culprit in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Suit

    2016 Trial Date Set for Deadly GM Defects: Faulty Ignition Switch the Culprit in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Suit
    Some would say this has been a hard year for auto giant General Motors. Times have been even more difficult, however, for those consumers directly affected by the series of safety issues that have plagued the company, caused car accidents and…
  • Oct 13

    Halloween Safety Tips and Tricks to Avoid Personal Injury

    Halloween Safety Tips and Tricks to Avoid Personal Injury
    While Halloween is a holiday, second only to Christmas, to which kids (and kids at heart alike) look forward to, it is also rife with opportunities for personal injury. From decorations to costumes to food safety, to be forewarned is to be…
Rank this Week: 464

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

Discusses the intersection of civil rights, criminal defense, and police misconduct litigation, from the perspective of a NYC litigator. By Michael Lumer.

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Dec 16

    Heien v. North Carolina: Status Quo Continued

    Heien v. North Carolina: Status Quo Continued
    Yesterday the Supreme Court decided Heien v. North Carolina, further affirming that the law means one thing for the police, and something else for the rest of us.The relevant facts are simple: a police officer stopped a vehicle for having…
  • Dec 14

    Learning to Lawyer: Take Your Exam

    Learning to Lawyer: Take Your Exam
    Last week Columbia Law agreed to let students traumatized by the Eric Garner GJ vote put off taking their final exams. Some legal professionals thought this was not the best idea they had heard (Judge Richard Kopf, "A Gentle Rebuke"; Scott…
  • Dec 9

    Here Comes Schneiderman

    Here Comes Schneiderman
    Courtesy of www.ny.ag.govNew York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has just volunteered to take on the role of Special Prosecutor and investigate all police actions that result in the death of unarmed civilians. (See NY Law Journal…
Rank this Week: 478

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Covers criminal defense and DUI issues in the Nashville, TN area. By Rob McKinney.

http://www.nashvillecriminallawreport.com/
  • Dec 16

    Can I Get Jail Credit For Alcohol Treatment ?

    Can I Get Jail Credit For Alcohol Treatment ?
    Under Tennessee's DUI laws ,  you can get jail credit for alcohol treatment on second offense DUI charges , third offense DUI charges , and felony DUI charges. . On July 1, 2014 , new laws went into effect granting jail credit…
  • Dec 8

    Buzzed Driving Does Not Equal Drunk Driving

    Buzzed Driving Does Not Equal Drunk Driving
    As I was driving home from Memphis this past weekend , I heard quite a few radio spots . The theme of the ads was that " Buzzed Driving Equals Drunk Driving ". The ads are part of a campaign by the Tennessee Governor's Highway…
  • Dec 8

    Abolishing the Grand Jury Part II

    Abolishing the Grand Jury Part II
    In a follow up to last week's post on abolishing the grand jury process in Tennessee , Grits for Breakfast reported on a proposed bill  in Texas on abolishing the grand jury in Texas. The grand jury process may be in jeopardy .
Rank this Week: 947

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Dec 16

    Cancelling Wiley?

    Cancelling Wiley?
    Because they were spaced almost a full year apart, I really did not connect the dots when two Canadian universities announced that they were cancelling their “Big Deals” with John Wiley & Sons publisher.  The Times Higher…
  • Dec 4

    Public access and protectionism

    Public access and protectionism
    By now many folks have commented on the announcement from Nature Publishing Group early this week about public access to all of its content and most have sussed out the fairly obvious fact that this is not open access, in spite of the rah-rah…
  • Nov 13

    Going all in on GSU

    Going all in on GSU
    On Friday the publishers who are suing Georgia State University for allegedly infringing copyright by scanning short excerpts from academic books to provide students with access through electronic reserves and learning management…
Rank this Week: 519

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

Covers divorce, spousal support and property division in California. By the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC.

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    Option to Hire a Privately Compensated Temporary Judge

    Option to Hire a Privately Compensated Temporary Judge
    If you are going through a divorce then you are likely aware of how impacted the courts are, due to a limited budget, and how long a divorce can be drawn out as a result of court hearings being scheduled months out. Impacted courts are…
  • Dec 15

    False Allegations of Child Abuse - Penalties for the Accuser

    False Allegations of Child Abuse - Penalties for the Accuser
    In family law, especially cases involving custody and visitation disputes, it can be tempting for litigants to make false allegations in order to get ahead in their cases. However, false accusations have no place in family law and in fact…
  • Dec 9

    New Study Identifies Indications of a Future Divorce

    New Study Identifies Indications of a Future Divorce
    According to a recent study highlighted by the Wall Street Journal, two economists at Emory University identified a correlation between expensive weddings and high divorce rates. In addition, the researchers also noted a connection between…
Rank this Week: 932

South Florida Criminal Defense…

South Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida criminal law news concerning domestic violence, gun offenses, sex offenses and immigration status. By Ralph Behr.

http://www.southfloridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 846

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

Covers bankruptcy planning, creditor rights, fraudulent conveyances, homestead protections and offshore planning. By Jonathan Alper.

http://floridaassetprotection.blogs.com/alperlaw/
  • Dec 16

    Head of Household Exemption Not Applicable When Employer Located Outside Florida

    Head of Household Exemption Not Applicable When Employer Located Outside Florida
    An individual creditor emailed me seeking advice about garnishing wages of the debtor who now resided in Florida. The creditor got a judgment from an Indiana court when the creditor and debtor both lived in Indiana. The debtor since relocated…
  • Dec 8

    Which State Has Jurisdiction Over Fraudulent Transfer Action?

    Which State Has Jurisdiction Over Fraudulent Transfer Action?
    A creditor considering a fraudulent transfer action against a debtor’s transfer of real estate has to consider where to file the lawsuit. The issue becomes interesting when the debtor, the debtor’s property, and the recipient…
  • Nov 30

    Multi-Member Ownership of Florida Accounting Busine

    Multi-Member Ownership of Florida Accounting Busine
    An accountant was starting a new tax practice in Florida. I suggested he form a professional LLC to be owned by the accountant and at least one other person.. The accountant stated that he did not think anyone other than …The post…
Rank this Week: 758

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

Covers corporate trustees, compensation disputes, contested guardianship proceedings, creditors' claims, homestead litigation, will construction litigation, and trust and estates litigation. By Juan C. Antunez.

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 193

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Provides news and updates on Texas family law issues. By O'Neil Attorneys.

http://www.dallastxdivorce.com/
  • Dec 16

    Strategic Tax Filing During Divorce in Texa

    Strategic Tax Filing During Divorce in Texa
    Filing income tax returns while a divorce pends can be an especially contentious issue. When one spouse lacks trust in the other spouse, even filing a joint return can be troublesome. Usually filing jointly results in reduced overall tax…
  • Dec 11

    Divorce by murder — the Arlington Texas case

    Divorce by murder — the Arlington Texas case
    We have all been reading and watching the account of the Arlington, Texas woman who killed her estranged husband this week.  We are just learning that the mother filed for divorce in October and there was a hearing this week over custody…
  • Dec 9

    Who gets to claim the child as a dependent in a Texas divorce

    Who gets to claim the child as a dependent in a Texas divorce
    The question often arises after a divorce in Texas — which parent gets to claim the child as a dependent for tax purposes? Often this issue is settled by the obvious split of parenting time greatly in favor of one parent, but as we have…
Rank this Week: 606

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/
  • Dec 16

    Advance Copies Of 2014 Form 5500s Reminder To Avoid Penalties By Confirming Compliance

    Advance Copies Of 2014 Form 5500s Reminder To Avoid Penalties By Confirming Compliance
    Employers and other sponsors, plan administrators, third party administrators, and other service providers of employee benefit plans will want to check out the relevant advance informational copies of the 2014 Form 5500 and 5500-SF and final…
  • Dec 11

    Out-Of-Date, Unpatched Software Triggers HIPAA Security Sanction

    Out-Of-Date, Unpatched Software Triggers HIPAA Security Sanction
    Health plans, health care providers ealth care clearinghouses (covered entities) and their business associates need to watch for and protect protected health information (PHI) against security exposures from unpatched or unsupported software…
  • Dec 10

    2015 Tax Standard Mileage Rates Announced

    2015 Tax Standard Mileage Rates Announced
    Employers should review and update mileage reimbursement policies and rates in light of the 2015 standard mileage rates that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) just announced will apply for federal tax deduction purposes in 2015. Employers…
Rank this Week: 650

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com/
  • Dec 15

    A Tip from the Machiavellian Lawyer

    A Tip from the Machiavellian Lawyer
    The Machiavellian Lawyer once said: The young lawyer should never adopt the attitude of a know-it-all, even if he believes himself to be wiser than his peers. Rather, he should let others speak first. He should be content to watch,...
  • Dec 15

    A Business Tip for Lawyer

    A Business Tip for Lawyer
    "Represent only clients you like" -- advice from J.D. Hull. If only lawyering were so simple for all of us! But it's a nice sentiment just the same . . .
  • Dec 9

    A Shockingly Great Christmas Gift for Lawyer

    A Shockingly Great Christmas Gift for Lawyer
    It's my book How to Feed a Lawyer (and Other Irreverent Observations from the Legal Underground). From the Amazon reviews-- I titled this "Hodgman for the Legal Set", because I think fans of one would enjoy the other ... It...
Rank this Week: 892

Practical Academic

Practical Academic

Covers the developments in arbitration and contract law in India and elsewhere.

http://www.practicalacademic.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 15

    Settlement of Insurance Claim and the Discharge of Insurance Contract

    Settlement of Insurance Claim and the Discharge of Insurance Contract
    Recently, a two judge Bench of the Supreme Court of India had the occasion in New India Assurance Co. Ltd. v. Genus Power Infrastructure (04.12.2014) to discuss the law on discharge of an insurance contract.Facts: Genus Power…
  • Dec 11

    Indian Journal of Arbitration Law: Call for Paper

    Indian Journal of Arbitration Law: Call for Paper
    The Call for Papers of the Indian Journal of Arbitration Law is below:Call for PapersThe Indian Journal of Arbitration Law is a biannual, student reviewed Journal by the Centre for Advanced Research and Training in Arbitration Law of National…
  • Nov 24

    Amendments to the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 Soon?

    Amendments to the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 Soon?
    News reports (here and here) suggest that a Bill containing amendments to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 would be introduced in the month-long Winter Session of the Parliament. Recently, the Law Commission of India suggested…
Rank this Week: 546