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swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
Rank this Week: 918

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers minimum wage and tip credit in Georgia. By Buckley Beal LLP.

http://www.overtimelawyerblog.com/
  • May 1

    Wage and Hour Considerations For Telecommuter

    Wage and Hour Considerations For Telecommuter
    Telecommuting has become an increasingly popular way to work, offering flexibility and often a lower stress environment. However, sometimes employment rules and laws get lost in the arrangement. As a result, its important for workers and…
  • Apr 23

    When Does the Commission Exemption Apply?

    When Does the Commission Exemption Apply?
    A recent lawsuit brought by personal trainer’s at several Gold’s Gym locations examined an important question – when are employees deemed “working on commission” pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).…
  • Apr 17

    Intern or employee?

    Intern or employee?
    As summer approaches, many college students and other seek summer internships. Whether a worker qualifies as an “employee” or “intern,” and whether he or she is entitled to pay often confuses both employer and worker…
Rank this Week: 989

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

Covers recent developments in labor arbitration. By John H. Curley.

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 110

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

Analyzes of trends and developments in workers' compensation law. By Jon L. Gelman.

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    US Workers Continue to be Exposed to Asbesto

    US Workers Continue to be Exposed to Asbesto
    Asbestos InsulationAsbestos is not banned in the US and continues to be a cause of deadly disease to workers. Asbestos, a deadly substance that causes a range of fatal diseases from asbestosis to malignancies including lung cancer and…
  • Apr 27

    Privacy: Court Mandates Protective Order for Workers' Compensation Discovery

    Privacy: Court Mandates Protective Order for Workers' Compensation Discovery
    Plaintiff in mesothelioma case sought production of defendant's (Union Carbide Corp) employees' workers' compensation claim records. The corporate defendant, Union Carbide Corp) sought to restrict access and limit dissemination of the records…
  • Apr 22

    Fatal Occupational Injuries - 2014

    Fatal Occupational Injuries - 2014
    Related articlesNJ Judge Orders Psychotherapy Sessions In Conjunction With Pain Management (workers-compensation.blogspot.com)Expectations Must Adapt to Change (workers-compensation.blogspot.com)Opting Out Creates Savings Reports Stanford…
Rank this Week: 179

Brownn Family Law

Brownn Family Law

Feature information and updates on Minnesota divorce and family law issues. By Brown Law Offices, PA.

http://www.mnfamilylawblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    A Short Primer on Assisted Reproduction Options in Minnesota

    A Short Primer on Assisted Reproduction Options in Minnesota
    According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, about 6 percent of married women between 15 and 44 struggle with infertility. These women cannot become pregnant after 12 months of unprotected sex. They might seek other…
  • Apr 27

    Second Marriage Divorce Statistics and What They Mean

    Second Marriage Divorce Statistics and What They Mean
    Fearful about remarrying? After going through divorce once, you may be hesitant to tie the knot again - or at least concerned enough to want to know what the science has to say about the stability of second marriages. Here is what…
  • Apr 25

    Verbal and Emotional Abuse: When Does It Cross the Line and Become Domestic Violence

    Verbal and Emotional Abuse: When Does It Cross the Line and Become Domestic Violence
    Your partner has been calling you names for a few months. You don’t like it, and you’ve asked him to stop, but he just ignores you, laughs and calls you more names. Or maybe he manipulates you and plays emotional games, teasing…
Rank this Week: 415

New York Family Law Blog

New York Family Law Blog

Covers family law topics. Published by New York attorney, Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkfamilylawblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    Social Services Brings Child Neglect Case Against Grandmother

    Social Services Brings Child Neglect Case Against Grandmother
    A New York Family Lawyer said that, in a neglect proceeding pursuant to Family Court Act. Article 10, the maternal grandmother appeals from an order of the Family Court, Kings County, dated April 7, 2009, which suspended her visitation…
  • Apr 29

    Father Requests Return of Children

    Father Requests Return of Children
    A New York Family Lawyer said this is a contested matrimonial action before the Supreme Court of the State of New York. A New York Divorce Lawyer said that on 6 January 2010, the plaintiff, the husband moved by order...
  • Apr 28

    Mother Appeals Ruling Terminating Her Parental Right

    Mother Appeals Ruling Terminating Her Parental Right
    A New York Family Lawyer said this is a motion brought before the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Second Department, by the respondent on appeals from two orders of fact-finding and disposition of...
Rank this Week: 461

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Apr 30

    Worth the Read

    Worth the Read
    Adam M. Gershowitz, The Post-Riley Search Warrant: Search Protocols and Particularity in Cell Phone Searches, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 585 (2016) Margaret Dodson, Bruton on Balance: Standardizing Redacted Codefendant…
  • Apr 28

    Clemency from the Prez.

    Clemency from the Prez.
    This week, the Combat Clemency Project at the University of Chicago Law School petitioned for a Presidential Pardon on behalf of Corey R. Clagett, a former Army PFC released on March 31, 2016 from the US military prison at Fort Leavenworth,…
  • Apr 17

    Prosecutorial practice

    Prosecutorial practice
    In United States v. Mercier, __ M.J. __, No. 20160318 (C.G. Ct. Crim. App. Mar. 18, 2016) the court denied a Government interlocutory appeal of a military judge’s ruling that found that a specification was improperly referred and…
Rank this Week: 236

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Apr 30

    Evolutions in DNA Forensic

    Evolutions in DNA Forensic
    Criminal law expert Ken Strutin's new article is yet another research tour de force - a collection of recent and notable developments concerning DNA as forensic science, metric of guilt, herald of innocence, and its emerging place in the…
  • Apr 29

    Book Review of “Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World”

    Book Review of “Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World”
    Alan Rothman's article presents an engaging and enlightening perspective on the elements of serendipity and prodigious talent engaged in the world of inventors and their inventions, as well providing readers with an excellent book review.…
  • Apr 15

    Legal Research at Your Fingertips: Lexis Views, Bestlaw, and Google for Lawyers?

    Legal Research at Your Fingertips: Lexis Views, Bestlaw, and Google for Lawyers?
    Ashley Ahlbrand is the Educational Technology at Librarian Indiana University's Maurer School of Law. Her expert teaching and training skills offer readers insights into the role of Google as well as integrative browser add-ons like Lexis…
Rank this Week: 275

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • Apr 30

    Because — A powerful word in negotiation

    Because — A powerful word in negotiation
    The word because is a powerful tool in negotiations as described by mediator Steve Mehta.   The post Because — A powerful word in negotiations appeared first on The Blog of Steven Mehta.
  • Apr 28

    Avoid Dumping Onto Others as Others Have Dumped Onto You

    Avoid Dumping Onto Others as Others Have Dumped Onto You
    If someone in a position of authority or influence over you has treated you poorly chances are good you won’t retaliate in kind, you’ll find someone else to vent your frustration onto. That only creates more misery for others and…
  • Apr 20

    Empathy is Critical to Successful Negotiation

    Empathy is Critical to Successful Negotiation
    There’s an old saying that goes along the lines of, “if you want to understand a man walk a mile in his shoes”. Parties seeking to negotiate a resolution and avoid further confrontation and litigation should be swapping…
Rank this Week: 198

Boston Personal Injury Attorney…

Boston Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers car accidents, work injuries and nursing home neglect. By Jeffrey S. Glassman.

http://www.bostonpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    Man Awarded $12.5 Million After MTA Bus Accident

    Man Awarded $12.5 Million After MTA Bus Accident
    Every day, tens of thousands of people ride public transportation in the greater Boston area.  While it is generally safe to ride on the T, accidents do happen, and sometimes they are the fault of the driver or Massachusetts Bay…
  • Apr 26

    New Techniques to Treat Burn Injury Victim

    New Techniques to Treat Burn Injury Victim
    According to a recent article from the National Law Review, there are various new techniques to treat serious burn injuries.  This is very good news as burn injuries are among the most painful type of personal injury a victim can suffer.…
  • Apr 22

    Young Child Injured at Daycare Facility According to Recent Allegation

    Young Child Injured at Daycare Facility According to Recent Allegation
    A recent news feature from ABC News reports that a five-year-old boy was allegedly injured by bullies at a daycare in Tampa, Florida.  Authorities are saying that the boy suffered serious wounds to his face and abdominal region as result…
Rank this Week: 601

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation and real estate law. By David B. Snyder of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 30

    New Hampshire Sen. Passes Bill Aiding Pipeline Condemnee

    New Hampshire Sen. Passes Bill Aiding Pipeline Condemnee
    The New Hampshire Senate passed a bill intended to give eminent domain protections to homeowners in the path of a gas pipeline project. Energy company Kinder Morgan recently suspended its plan to build a natural gas pipeline through…
  • Apr 27

    Iowa House Passes Bill Restricting Eminent Domain Rules For Transmission Developer

    Iowa House Passes Bill Restricting Eminent Domain Rules For Transmission Developer
    The Iowa House of Representatives recently passed a bill restricting the ability of independent transmission developer to exercise their power of eminent domain. The House passed House Bill 2448 by a 63-33 vote. If passed by the Iowa Senate,…
  • Apr 27

    Montana Supreme Court Hears Water Utility Condemnation Case

    Montana Supreme Court Hears Water Utility Condemnation Case
    Montana’s Supreme Court heard arguments last week in a case that will determine the future of Missoula’s water utility. The City of Missoula is trying to take ownership of that city’s water utility – Mountain Water…
Rank this Week: 999

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blawg

Covers bankruptcy law. By Law Office of Devin Sawdayi.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawyerblawg.com/
  • Apr 30

    Medical Debt Remains a Major Factor in Personal Bankruptcy Filing

    Medical Debt Remains a Major Factor in Personal Bankruptcy Filing
    Medical debt may be the single biggest factor leading to personal bankruptcy in the country. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), which began to take effect in 2014, makes health insurance coverage much more widely available to people. It does not,…
  • Apr 18

    MMA Coach Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Los Angele

    MMA Coach Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Los Angele
    The coach for one of the world’s most well-known mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 7 bankruptcy during the summer of 2015. In re Tarverdyan, No. 2:15-bk-21909, petition (C.D. Cal., Jul. 29, 2015).…
  • Apr 11

    Bankruptcy Judge Denies Hockey Player’s Request to Convert Case to Chapter 7

    Bankruptcy Judge Denies Hockey Player’s Request to Convert Case to Chapter 7
    A bankruptcy judge recently denied a debtor’s request to convert his case from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7, finding that he had not acted in accordance with his fiduciary duties throughout the case. Most individual debtors do not find…
Rank this Week: 556

Northern Law Blog

Northern Law Blog

Practice updates, reflections, and interpretations by Northern Illinois University College of Law alumni.

http://www.northernlawblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    Captain Kirk v. IqbalStar Date 93795.09…

    Captain Kirk v. IqbalStar Date 93795.09 (thanks to star date calculator here): Today, paramount Pictures filed an amended complaint (here) against Axanar Productions in a copyright infringement suit in the U.S. District Court for the Central…
  • Mar 10

    A party who represents herself... You know the rest...

    A party who represents herself... You know the rest...
    I'm reading a case about a pro se plaintiff who was sanctioned for her behavior at trial. The case is somewhat interesting and may stand for the proposition that a party can be liable for the opposing party's legal fees based upon his or her…
  • Feb 12

    $2,000 per hour?

    $2,000 per hour?
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is a global law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers spread between 18 offices worldwide. Ted Olson is one of their managing partners. Mr. Olson is widely regarded as one of the best lawyers in the country, if not…
Rank this Week: 933

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car, motorcycle and trucking accidents, including those caused by drunk driving. By Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Personal Injury Lawyers, P.A.

http://www.injury-lawyer-florida.com/
  • Apr 30

    Bicycle Tourism Prompts Bike Safety Investment

    Bicycle Tourism Prompts Bike Safety Investment
    A growing number of tourism officials have cozying up to the bicycle advocacy movement amid recognition of the economic potential of this subgroup of tourists, according to a recent report by Stateline.org, a publication of The Pew…
  • Apr 27

    Study: Distracted Driving a Big and Growing Problem in South Florida

    Study: Distracted Driving a Big and Growing Problem in South Florida
    A new study analyzing the prevalence of distracted driving captured video of several thousand motorists moving along a South Florida highway. In just 20 minutes, study authors found: 150 drivers talking on the phone; 17 drivers…
  • Apr 24

    Universal Underwriters Ins. Co. v. Winton – Garage Liability Insurance for Auto Dealership

    Universal Underwriters Ins. Co. v. Winton – Garage Liability Insurance for Auto Dealership
    A night of fun in Oklahoma turned tragic when a 48-year-old driver caused a motor vehicle accident that killed five people – including herself – and severely injured two others. Aside from the driver, those killed were between the…
Rank this Week: 709

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    Should a Supreme Court Justice Maintain Regular Office Hours?

    Should a Supreme Court Justice Maintain Regular Office Hours?
    Over the years, we have observed Fox 2 Detroit's "ambush journalism" in the context of the judiciary. Who could forget the piece that ended former Judge Dennis Powers' career as a district court judge in Novi; or their -unsuccessful- attempt…
  • Apr 19

    Executive Branch's Immigration Policy Challenged by States at the SCOTUS

    Executive Branch's Immigration Policy Challenged by States at the SCOTUS
    It's that time of year when the SCOTUS is awash in oral arguments that will lead to the seminal opinions of this term. So it was yesterday at the High Court in Washington, D.C. for argument in the case of United States v Texas, posing an…
  • Apr 14

    Led Zeppelin's Copyright Litigation Headed to Trial

    Led Zeppelin's Copyright Litigation Headed to Trial
    Full disclosure: like many of the over-50 readers of this blog, Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" is one of this author's favorite songs. That iconic track, perhaps more than any other, cemented Zeppelin's status as one of the greatest rock…
Rank this Week: 766

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Apr 30

    Can you copyright the Klingon language?

    Can you copyright the Klingon language?
    There has been a disturbance in the Force, have you felt it? Wait, wrong franchise. To Boldly Go Where No Copyright Suit Has Gone Before! Yes, Qapla’ ! Occasionally there are cases that seem to be tailor-made for legal geeks: Naruto v…
  • Apr 23

    European Court rules on copyright jurisdiction and private copying

    European Court rules on copyright jurisdiction and private copying
    The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has once more helped to answer one of the most puzzling aspects of Internet regulation, where do things happen online? In particular, they have answered where can a copyright collective…
  • Apr 9

    Two Gikii events announced

    Two Gikii events announced
    There will be two Gikii events this year in September 2016. Gikii will be held in Australia and London thanks to the help of long-time Gikii enthusiasts Melissa de Zwart and Andrea Matwyshyn. Gikii Adelaide 2016 The first event will be hosted…
Rank this Week: 359

Texas Personal Injury Law Blog

Texas Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers Texas personal injury law, local Houston and regional personal injury news and a side of legal humor. By Simmons and Fletcher, P.C.

http://www.simmonsandfletcher.com/blog/
  • Apr 30

    NCAA Liability for Injuries to Student Athlete

    NCAA Liability for Injuries to Student Athlete
    NCAA Liability for Injuries to Student Athletes In my last post, I discussed injuries to high school athletes. There are unique legal issues attendant to that, since high school is mandatory and a part of the state’s educational…
  • Apr 22

    High School Sports Injurie

    High School Sports Injurie
    High School Sports Injuries High school sports are complicated, highly orchestrated sporting events with some school districts sinking millions into their sports budget and benefactors providing private Learjets to and from sporting events…
  • Apr 9

    Dram Shop Lawsuits – Liquor Provider Liability

    Dram Shop Lawsuits – Liquor Provider Liability
    Dram Shop Lawsuits There is no doubt that drinking and driving can be a deadly combination and lead to tragedy. Just two years ago four people died when a drunk driver drove into a crowd at the famous South by Southwest music and cultural…
Rank this Week: 531

The TSA Blog

The TSA Blog

Covers innovations in security, technology and the checkpoint screening process. By the Transportation Security Administration.

http://blog.tsa.gov/
Rank this Week: 559

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/
  • Apr 29

    Should Florida arbitrators be able to decide “validity” challenges to a will or trust?

    Should Florida arbitrators be able to decide “validity” challenges to a will or trust?
    AAA’s rules for arbitrating wills and trusts specifically authorize arbitrators to decide the validity of the will or trust at issue in a given dispute. Since an arbitrator’s jurisdictional authority in that kind of case is a…
  • Apr 22

    4th DCA: Can a probate judge use his “equitable powers” to override our Probate Code?

    4th DCA: Can a probate judge use his “equitable powers” to override our Probate Code?
    Oreal v. Steven Kwartin, P.A., — So.3d —-, 2016 WL 1239756 (Fla. 4th DCA March 30, 2016) Having your case decided against you because a well-intentioned judge chose not to apply some provision of our Probate Code for…
  • Apr 18

    The Florida Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

    The Florida Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
    A new law is making it easier for Florida personal representatives to access digital data—such as email, photos and social-media postings—after the account holder dies. It’s called the Florida Fiduciary Access to Digital…
Rank this Week: 402

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Apr 29

    IRS Scrutiny of 501(c)(3)

    IRS Scrutiny of 501(c)(3)
    As most everybody is aware by now, the IRS has been under considerable strain for a number of years from budget and staff reductions that have left it underfunded, understaffed, and under pressure. This is part of the right's effort...
  • Apr 24

    172 rightwingers on the Republican Study Committee want to "terminate" the tax code

    172 rightwingers on the Republican Study Committee want to "terminate" the tax code
    Somehow it seems that the more absurd the congressional Republicans get, the greater their hubris and gall in proposing ideas that would hit government programs hard and create havoc for critically important government activities. The latest…
  • Apr 23

    Defending the IRS Against Right-Wing Attack

    Defending the IRS Against Right-Wing Attack
    The IRS is a government agency that endures all kinds of hostile attacks. Most people don't really like to pay taxes. Even I don't really "like" paying taxes, though I do recognize the importance of paying taxes and supporting…
Rank this Week: 306

Brain Injury News and Information…

Brain Injury News and Information Blog

Covers brain injury, head injury, concussion, coma, traumatic epilepsy and other brain trauma.

http://braininjury.blogs.com/braininjury/
  • Apr 29

    Youth Sports Concussion Act Moves Out of Committee

    Youth Sports Concussion Act Moves Out of Committee
    Legislative News from the Brain Injury Association of America: The United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, chaired by Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) passed the Youth Sports Concussion Act, S. 2508 out of the…
  • Apr 18

    Court of Appeals Approves NFL Class Action Settlement

    Court of Appeals Approves NFL Class Action Settlement
    The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision today, affirming the settlement of the NFL class action litigation. Unfortunately, the decision is a disappointment. When the players realize that they will receive virtually no benefits…
  • Apr 18

    Brain Injury Association of America Legislative Update

    Brain Injury Association of America Legislative Update
    The following legislative update has been prepared by the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), the nation's oldest and largest brain injury advocacy group: BIAA Submits Testimony to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees This…
Rank this Week: 263

InfoBytes Blog

InfoBytes Blog

Monitors and reports on news, legal developments and legislative actions affecting the financial services industry. By Buckley Sandler LLP.

http://www.infobytesblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    CFPB to Host Field Hearing on Arbitration

    CFPB to Host Field Hearing on Arbitration
    On May 5, the CFPB will host a field hearing on arbitration in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Last October, the CFPB assembled its Small Business Review Panel to review proposals to limit pre-dispute arbitration agreements for consumer financial…
  • Apr 29

    FinCEN Announces Departure of Director Calvery

    FinCEN Announces Departure of Director Calvery
    On April 26, FinCEN announced the departure of Director Calvery. Commenting on Calvery’s accomplishments during her tenure as Director, the agency opined that, “[u]nder Ms. Calvery’s direction, [it] has enhanced its…
  • Apr 29

    NTIA Seeks Input on the Internet of Thing

    NTIA Seeks Input on the Internet of Thing
    Recently, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) published a request for public comment regarding the current technology and policy landscape of the Internet of Things (IoT). (IoT is the broad umbrella term that…
Rank this Week: 495

Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers landlord/tenant law, foreclosures, and short sales. By Platt & Westby, P.C.

http://www.phoenixrealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    Collection of Judgments – The Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act

    Collection of Judgments – The Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act
    You have obtained a Judgment, but how do you collect? The post Collection of Judgments – The Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • Apr 22

    Residential Mortgage Fraud

    Residential Mortgage Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud, what you need to know. The post Residential Mortgage Fraud appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
  • Apr 15

    Which Do I Need: A Will or A Trust?

    Which Do I Need: A Will or A Trust?
    Is a Will or a Trust better for me? The post Which Do I Need: A Will or A Trust? appeared first on Phoenix Real Estate Lawyers Blog.
Rank this Week: 658

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers Blog

Covers birth injuries, nursing home abuse, and wrongful death. By Goldberg & Goldberg.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 917

Investment Fund Law Blog

Investment Fund Law Blog

Provides updates and insights on legal issues facing fund managers and investors. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.investmentfundlawblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    SEC Issues Guidance Expanding the Private Fund and Venture Capital Fund Adviser Exemption

    SEC Issues Guidance Expanding the Private Fund and Venture Capital Fund Adviser Exemption
    President Obama signed into law the SBIC Advisers Relief Act (as part of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act of 2015—the FAST Act) on December 4, 2015.  (See also our Annual Compliance Alert)  After the…
  • Apr 27

    Update Your Subscription Documents – FATCA and CRS

    Update Your Subscription Documents – FATCA and CRS
    The Cayman Islands Tax Information Authority advised yesterday that it will allow Cayman Islands Financial Institutions to rely on CRS due diligence procedures for new accounts opened on or after 1 January 2016 to identify…
  • Apr 20

    2016 FinTech Risk Management and Compliance Roundtable

    2016 FinTech Risk Management and Compliance Roundtable
    Yesterday, Pillsbury hosted the first FinTech Roundtable of 2016,  a series of risk management and regulatory compliance roundtables for FinTech companies.  Senior Managers from Prosper, SigFig and FundingCircle discussed the market…
Rank this Week: 228

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

Covers current antitrust news and regulatory developments. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    European Court of Justice to Rule on Legality of Online Sales Ban

    European Court of Justice to Rule on Legality of Online Sales Ban
    An appeal court in Frankfurt has asked the European Court of Justice to clarify the application of the competition rules to online sales. The Frankfurt court made its request in the context of a dispute between a leader in beauty products…
  • Mar 21

    China’s Anti-Unfair Competition Law Is Poised For An Update

    China’s Anti-Unfair Competition Law Is Poised For An Update
    Since 2010, China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) and the State Council Legislative Affairs Office (SCLAO) have been revising China’s Anti-Unfair Competition Law of 1993 (AUCL). This February the SCLAO…
  • Feb 24

    A Quick Take on Justice Scalia’s Legacy on Antitrust Law

    A Quick Take on Justice Scalia’s Legacy on Antitrust Law
    The late Justice Antonin Scalia was not the biggest fan of antitrust law. As he famously quipped during his Senate confirmation hearing: “In law school, I never understood [antitrust law]. I later found out, in reading the writings of…
Rank this Week: 641

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 125

Maryland Medical Malpractice…

Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers false medical records, amputation medical malpractice, birth injuries, hospital malpractice and medical malpractice. By Silverman Thompson Slutkin White.

http://www.marylandmedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    Brain Injury Results in $44 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict

    Brain Injury Results in $44 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict
    A nearly-two-week jury trial in Pennsylvania has culminated in a more than $44 million verdict for a woman who suffered a catastrophic brain injury that left her paralyzed. The woman, who was 57 at the time, underwent surgery in 2011 to…
  • Apr 22

    Unwanted Sterilization Results in $1.8 Million Verdict

    Unwanted Sterilization Results in $1.8 Million Verdict
    A Connecticut jury has awarded $1.8 million to a 28 year-old woman whose surgeon inadvertently cut one of her fallopian tubes, rendering her sterile. The woman presented to the hospital in May of 2011 complaining of pelvic pain on her right…
  • Apr 15

    Addressing Liens for Medical Bills in Maryland Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Case

    Addressing Liens for Medical Bills in Maryland Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Case
    When an individual is injured as the result of the negligence of someone else, whether by way of medical negligence, a car accident or otherwise, the insurer that pays that individual’s medical bills almost always has what’s…
Rank this Week: 410

Accolades & Achievements

Accolades & Achievements

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to recognize noteworthy events in the lives of its alumni through the Accolades & Achievements Blog.

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements
Rank this Week: 840

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

Covers birth injuries, medical device liability, medical misdiagnosis and surgical errors. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticeattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 89

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covers asset protection, estate planning, probate and income tax planning. By Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill P.A.

http://www.sbshlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 29

    Revocable Trusts and FDIC Insurance

    Revocable Trusts and FDIC Insurance
    I’ve received many calls from clients wondering whether their Certificates of Deposit are totally insured under the FDIC insurance rules. There’s a lot of confusion as to whether and how much of your deposits may be insured at one…
  • Apr 22

    How a Trust Saves Income Taxe

    How a Trust Saves Income Taxe
    Can leaving amounts in trust for your loved ones save income taxes? Yes, it can.   Generally, there are two ways that you can leave your inheritance to your loved ones. The most common method is an outright distribution. Your will reads…
  • Apr 8

    Selecting a Trustee – Lessons from the Bible

    Selecting a Trustee – Lessons from the Bible
    When I sit with a client and the conversation turns to selecting the successor trustee in the estate plan, I’m often not sure that my client understands the importance of this decision. Following the client’s death, for example,…
Rank this Week: 339

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Apr 29

    3 Count: Useless Article

    3 Count: Useless Article
    US Trade Representative releases Special 301 report, YouTube announced Content ID improvements and there's no Klingon word for copyright... The post 3 Count: Useless Articles appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Apr 28

    3 Count: White Royal Wedding

    3 Count: White Royal Wedding
    Fashion designer sues over dress at royal wedding, Getty Images claims Google Image Search promotes piracy and Goodlatte talks copyright reform. The post 3 Count: White Royal Wedding appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Apr 27

    Plagiarism in Pop Culture: The Walton

    Plagiarism in Pop Culture: The Walton
    The Waltons was never a show to shy away from difficult topics, so when it tackled the issue of plagiarism, it did so with both complexity and humanity. The post Plagiarism in Pop Culture: The Waltons appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 436

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

Covers juries, trial consulting, trial skills and litigation advocacy. By Keene Trial Consulting.

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Apr 29

    Phubbing, more FOMO, blonde jokes, and what holds our  attention?

    Phubbing, more FOMO, blonde jokes, and what holds our  attention?
    It’s time to run down some articles that are curious, but not substantial enough to justify a full blog post. Once again, we have kept a few pearls in our virtual filing cabinet, and have combined them here for your curiosity and…
  • Apr 27

    A cure for the know-it-all: “Reflecting on explanatory ability” 

    A cure for the know-it-all: “Reflecting on explanatory ability” 
    Most of us think we know more than we actually do and sometimes, that sense is taken to an extreme that can be annoying (as well as inaccurate). Two years ago, we wrote about a study on modulating political extremism and mentioned the…
  • Apr 25

    “Creepiness”: You know it when you see it! 

    “Creepiness”: You know it when you see it! 
    You know what ‘creepy’ is and in the movie The Silence of the Lambs, Anthony Hopkins personified creepiness. While it may be hard to believe, no one has ever “pinned down” what makes a person creepy. Since there must…
Rank this Week: 330

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

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

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
  • Apr 29

    COA: Judgment interest is not included with a sanctions award

    COA: Judgment interest is not included with a sanctions award
    In order to recover judgment interest in a civil action, the party must be granted a civil award that is more than an order directing an act be done, says the Court of Appeals in Lech II v Huntmore Estates Condominium Assoc., No.…
  • Apr 28

    COA: Closed informal sessions do not violate the Open Meetings Act

    COA: Closed informal sessions do not violate the Open Meetings Act
    The Michigan Constitution allows governing boards of public universities some latitude to define what constitutes a “formal session” that must be held in public, says the Court of Appeals in Detroit Free Press v University of…
  • Apr 28

    COA: DHHS must conduct an individualized assessment before terminating the rights of a cognitively impaired parent

    COA: DHHS must conduct an individualized assessment before terminating the rights of a cognitively impaired parent
    A parent who is cognitively impaired requires different accommodations than a parent with average cognitive abilities, the Court of Appeals held in In re Hicks/Brown Minors, No. 328870.  Absent individualized accommodations,…
Rank this Week: 470

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.massachusetts-alcoholic-beverage-licensing.com/
  • Apr 28

    Dedham Selectmen Say No to Hooter

    Dedham Selectmen Say No to Hooter
    The Dedham Board of Selectmen have said no to a Hooters restaurant. The board voted unanimously to deny the controversial restaurant a liquor license transfer from Summer Shack, the establishment that previously operated at the proposed…
  • Apr 28

    BYOB Soon to Become Reality in Boston

    BYOB Soon to Become Reality in Boston
    The day when certain Boston diners can bring their own bottle of chardonnay or can of pale ale to their favorite neighborhood haunt drew closer this week with approval of BYOB by another city panel, as reported by the Boston Globe. The…
  • Apr 27

    Foxborough Liquor License Dropped From Town Meeting Warrant

    Foxborough Liquor License Dropped From Town Meeting Warrant
    There will be one less license request than expected at May's Annual Town Meeting. Tuesday night, the selectmen voted 4-1 to approve Article 17 which will allow the town to petition the state for two additional restaurant licenses for the…
Rank this Week: 335

Troll Defense

Troll Defense

Tips and commentary for individuals accused of civil liability for Internet activities. By Benjamin Justus.

http://www.troll-defense.com/
  • Apr 28

    “London Has Fallen” Brings BitTorrent Suit Game to Seattle Federal Court

    “London Has Fallen” Brings BitTorrent Suit Game to Seattle Federal Court
    Two new copyright suits were lodged in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington by LHF Productions, Inc.  LHF holds copyrights to the action flick London Has Fallen, featuring Gerard Butler, Morgan…
  • Apr 28

    Nevada BitTorrent Lawsuit Campaign Expands with Additional Title

    Nevada BitTorrent Lawsuit Campaign Expands with Additional Title
    Two notorious BitTorrent troll plaintiffs have enlarged their operations to include suits against over 100 “Doe” defendants in the U.S. District Court of the District of Nevada. Two cases were filed by QOTD Film Investment Ltd.,…
  • Apr 8

    “London Has Fallen” On Oregon ISP Subscriber

    “London Has Fallen” On Oregon ISP Subscriber
    LHF Productions, Inc., which holds copyrights to the action flick London Has Fallen, has filed BitTorrent copyright infringement suits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.  This follows many other LHF suits…
Rank this Week: 775

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Apr 28

    Call for Papers AALS Section on Securities Regulation - 2017 AALS Annual Meeting

    Call for Papers AALS Section on Securities Regulation - 2017 AALS Annual Meeting
    The AALS Section on Securities Regulation invites papers for its program on “Securities Regulation and Technological Change” at the 2017 AALS annual meeting. TOPIC DESCRIPTION: This panel discussion will explore the intersection of…
  • Apr 28

    Save the Date: Central States Law Schools Scholarship Conference

    Save the Date: Central States Law Schools Scholarship Conference
    The Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference will be held on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 at the University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks, ND. CSLSA is an organization of law…
  • Apr 28

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Ivet A. Bell, Note, The Constitutionality of the SEC Pay to Play Rule: Why 206(4)-5 Survives the Deregulatory Trend in Campaign Finance, 49…
Rank this Week: 341

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

Covers family law the the family justice system in the United Kingdom.

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Apr 28

    Adoption Debate

    Adoption Debate
    Yesterday I participated in the Adoption Debate at the Bristol Civil & Family Justice Centre, hosted and chaired by His Honour Judge Wildblood QC, Designated Family Judge for the Bristol area. You can see a few tweets on #adoptiondebate,…
  • Apr 24

    Enjoy the quiet while you can…

    Enjoy the quiet while you can…
    Been busy trying to catch up after taking 3 weeks off – have a killer to do list that is so depressing I am paralysed… Any spare time currently being swallowed up by running training (race day is looming, don’t get too…
  • Apr 17

    Reminder

    Reminder
    Just a little reminder about The Transparency Project. Do please spread the word about what they / we are doing. In particular, see our recent blog post When Transparency Goes Wrong and please do consider coming along to the conference…
Rank this Week: 741

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Apr 28

    Waukesha Diversion Application Inches Closer To Conditional Approval, But State Law Questions Remain

    Waukesha Diversion Application Inches Closer To Conditional Approval, But State Law Questions Remain
    Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly and Racine Mayor John Dickert visited Marquette Law School on February 4 for a wide-ranging conversation about Waukesha’s application to divert water from Lake Michigan pursuant to the Great Lakes…
  • Apr 27

    Author Says Urban Progress Requires “Durable” Policy

    Author Says Urban Progress Requires “Durable” Policy
    A few phrases provide a taste of the serious serving of thoughts about urban centers in America offered by Patrick Sharkey, a sociology professor at New York University, at an “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” program at Marquette…
  • Apr 25

    Should College Athletes Be Paid to Play?

    Should College Athletes Be Paid to Play?
    On April 19th I participated in a lively panel discussion debating the pros and cons of paying Division I Football Bowl Championship football and men’s basketball players for their services, hosted by The Ohio State University Sports…
Rank this Week: 314

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

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

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    Convention-al Wisdom: A Progressive Campaign Will Appeal To A Non-Neanderthal Electorate

    Convention-al Wisdom: A Progressive Campaign Will Appeal To A Non-Neanderthal Electorate
    "There's nothing in the middle of the road but yellow stripes and dead armadillos." -- Jim HightowerHere we go.  The experts, pundits and insiders are beginning to suggest that Hillary Clinton, having sewn up the nomination by…
  • Apr 20

    Thanks For Playing, Bernie

    Thanks For Playing, Bernie
    I would seem to fit the demographic that has come out full throttle for Bernie Sanders -- I consider myself very progressive in my politics and live in Berkeley, California, very comfortably among my fellow progressives; I am a (relatively)…
  • Apr 11

    Down Ballot Blues: Hillary Clinton Can Better Help Democrats Take Back The Senate

    Down Ballot Blues: Hillary Clinton Can Better Help Democrats Take Back The Senate
    Assuming a Democrat wins the White House but the Senate remains in Republican hands, there will be no political revolution as Bernie Sanders promises and little of the relatively more incremental change that Hillary Clinton…
Rank this Week: 639

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Covers quirky questions in employment law. By Dorsey & Whitney LLP.

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
  • Apr 28

    Quirky Question #277: Passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Quirky Question #277: Passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act
    Question: I saw something on the news about some new trade secrets legislation. What’s going on with that? Will it help employers better protect their trade secrets? Answer: By Joel O’Malley Indeed, employers have something to…
  • Apr 19

    Quirky Question # 276: Ex-Employees Gone Rogue

    Quirky Question # 276: Ex-Employees Gone Rogue
    Question: Our company utilizes confidentiality agreements to try to protect our confidential and proprietary information. One of our former sales employees recently left us to work for a competing company.  We have evidence that he took…
  • Apr 11

    Question #275: Can We Take A Stand On Employees Sitting?

    Question #275: Can We Take A Stand On Employees Sitting?
    Question: Some of our retail company’s employees in California are demanding chairs to sit in while they work. Management thinks it appears unprofessional to have workers sitting, but I hear the employees might have a legal right to sit…
Rank this Week: 169

Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

Analyzes and covers developments in employment and labor issues. By Hunton & Williams.

http://www.huntonlaborblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    NLRB Finds Code of Conduct Provisions Discourage Section 7 Activity

    NLRB Finds Code of Conduct Provisions Discourage Section 7 Activity
    A recent National Labor Relations Board decision found that particular provisions of an employer’s Code of Conduct unlawfully discouraged employees from engaging in Section 7 Activity.… Continue Reading
  • Apr 26

    Eleventh Circuit – Indefinite Light Duty Is Not A Reasonable Accommodation

    Eleventh Circuit – Indefinite Light Duty Is Not A Reasonable Accommodation
    The Eleventh Circuit confirmed that indefinite light duty is not a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and employers are not required to create a permanent light-duty position for an employee. ……
  • Apr 20

    Employers Face New and Expanded Paid Family Leave Program

    Employers Face New and Expanded Paid Family Leave Program
    Several new and expanded paid family leave programs signed into law this month present employers with administrative challenges and concerns about business productivity.… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 564

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Covers developments in privacy law. By David T.S. Fraser.

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Apr 28

    You'd better forget the right to be forgotten in Canada

    You'd better forget the right to be forgotten in Canada
    Summary: This discussion paper is intended to address the following question put forward in the OPC’s consultation paper on online reputation: “Can the right to be forgotten find application in the Canadian context and, if so,…
  • Jan 26

    Ontario court explicitly adopts new privacy tort: public disclosure of private fact

    Ontario court explicitly adopts new privacy tort: public disclosure of private fact
    For anyone who was wondering: the arc of the common law is long and it bends towards privacy. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has this past week expressly recognized the tort of "public disclosure of private facts". This is a huge…
  • Jan 22

    Presentation: Lawyers and social media

    Presentation: Lawyers and social media
    I had the great pleasure this morning of giving a presentation to the council of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society on the use of social media by lawyers. The Society has been a very keen adopter of social media itself. Check out their…
Rank this Week: 822

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

http://dallnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    DALL Formally Endorses UELMA's Enactment in Texa

    DALL Formally Endorses UELMA's Enactment in Texa
    DALL's executive board formally adopted a resolution to support UELMA's adoption in Texas on March 8, 2016.What is UELMA?The Uniform Electronic Legal Materials Act ("UELMA") seeks to ensure that online official state legal material -- namely…
  • Apr 6

    Visit the Texas State Law Library's New Resource Site!

    Visit the Texas State Law Library's New Resource Site!
    Checkout the Texas State Law Library's Web Portal: http://www.sll.texas.gov/Here are just a few of the many resources available:Historical Texas Statutes (1879-1960) -- not available electronically elsewhereHeinOnline*Nutshell…
  • Mar 29

    Join us for the DALL Institute on Thursday, April 14th

    Join us for the DALL Institute on Thursday, April 14th
    Join us for the DALL Institute at UNT Dallas College of Law, prior to the SEAALL / SWALL Joint Annual Meeting.We have pulled together a remarkable program about competency of legal technology and the practice of law. While not directly…
Rank this Week: 578

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI issues, including field sobriety testing, post-conviction relief, ignition interlocks. By Levow DWI Law.

http://www.newjerseydwiattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 808