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Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

From the librarians of the Barco Law Library, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://barcorefblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 18

    Research: reusing bad passwords not necessarily a bad idea

    Research: reusing bad passwords not necessarily a bad idea
    Slashdot has a post that links to a recent Microsoft research paper titled "Password Portfolios and the Finite-Effect User: Sustainably Managing Large Numbers of Accounts" (16 page pdf).  From the abstract: We explore how to manage…
  • Jul 18

    Georgetown Law symposium

    Georgetown Law symposium
    The Georgetown Law Library is hosting a day-long symposium on Oct. 24 titled "404/File Not Found:Link Rot, Legal Citation and Projects to Preserve Precedent".  The symposium is "live" at Georgetown but you can also register to attend the…
  • Jul 2

    Clever way to create illustrated characters in PowerPoint

    Clever way to create illustrated characters in PowerPoint
    Here is a tutorial that shows how to create illustrated characters in Power Point. Clever. Move over Photoshop.
Rank this Week: 753

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Jul 18

    Michigan Fireworks Law

    Michigan Fireworks Law
    Michigan Fireworks Laws: The Fourth of July has come and gone but fireworks can still be heard in neighborhoods all around Detroit when the sun goes down. Michiganders have been enjoying relaxed state fireworks rules since Governor Synder…
  • Jun 30

    Sued by Ally Financial, Inc.?

    Sued by Ally Financial, Inc.?
    Sued by Ally Financial, Inc.? Do you owe money for unpaid car, credit card, or various loans? Have you fallen behind on your payments? Many individuals find themselves in a difficult situation, unable to pay off their loans, due to unforeseen…
  • Jun 29

    Michigan Implied Consent Law

    Michigan Implied Consent Law
    Michigan Implied Consent Law: The Risk of Refusing Tests If you are a Michigan resident, you should be aware that the act of operating a vehicle enters you into an implicit agreement to submit to alcohol testing. MCL 257.625c dictates that…
Rank this Week: 510

Federalist Society SCOTUScast

Federalist Society SCOTUScast

Provides expert commentary on U.S. Supreme Court cases as they are argued and issued. By the Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies.

http://fedsoc.server326.com/audio/SCOTUScast/SCOTUScast.xml
  • Jul 18

    Clark v. Rameker - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Clark v. Rameker - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On June 12, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Clark v. Rameker. The question in this case is whether an individual retirement account that a debtor has inherited is exempt from the debtor's bankruptcy estate under Section…
  • Jul 17

    Lane v. Franks - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Lane v. Franks - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On June 19, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Lane v. Franks. The question in this case is twofold: First, whether the government is categorically free under the First Amendment to retaliate against a public employee for…
  • Jul 17

    United States v. Clarke - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    United States v. Clarke - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On June 19, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in United States v. Clarke. The question in this case is whether an unsupported allegation that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a summons for an improper purpose entitles…
Rank this Week: 906

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

Provides news, updates and insights for financial services employers. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
  • Jul 18

    Benefits Litigation Update: Hobby Lobby, Amara, Tibble, and More

    Benefits Litigation Update: Hobby Lobby, Amara, Tibble, and More
    Epstein Becker Green and The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) have released a new issue of the Benefits Litigation Update. Featured articles include: Recent Supreme Court Decisions Revise Rules for Stock Drop Cases By: Debra Davis, The ERISA…
  • Jun 30

    Stuart Gerson on the Supreme Court’s Harris and Hobby Lobby Decision

    Stuart Gerson on the Supreme Court’s Harris and Hobby Lobby Decision
    Our colleague Stuart Gerson of Epstein Becker Green has a new post on the Supreme Court’s recent decisions: “Divided Supreme Court Issues Decisions on Harris and Hobby Lobby.” Following is an excerpt: As expected, the last…
  • Jun 26

    California Supreme Court Opens the Door to Class Action Waivers, Shuts Door to Waiver of Representative Action

    California Supreme Court Opens the Door to Class Action Waivers, Shuts Door to Waiver of Representative Action
    By Marisa S. Ratinoff and Amy B. Messigian One of the main battlegrounds between employers and employees relates to the ability of employers to preclude class actions by way of arbitration agreements containing class action waivers. In…
Rank this Week: 806

New Jersey Law Blog

New Jersey Law Blog

Covers ADR, bankruptcy, business, family law, employment, intellectual property, real estate, estate planning and more. By Stark & Stark.

http://www.njlawblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    "Release and Refunding Bond" and the Right to an Accounting

    "Release and Refunding Bond" and the Right to an Accounting
    Prior to receiving a distribution from an Estate, the Executor will often require a beneficiary to sign a “Release and Refunding Bond.” A potential impact of the “Release and Refunding Bond,” which must be considered…
  • Jul 17

    Shareholder Thomas S. Onder to Co-Chair Panel Discussion at ICSC Next Generation Conference

    Shareholder Thomas S. Onder to Co-Chair Panel Discussion at ICSC Next Generation Conference
    Shareholder Thomas S. Onder, member of Stark & Stark's Commercial, Retail and Industrial Real Estate Group, will co-chair a panel discussion on the legal challenges and negotiation strategies within retail leasing at the ICSC…
  • Jul 17

    New Jersey Legislature Passes Alimony Reform Bill

    New Jersey Legislature Passes Alimony Reform Bill
    Both the New Jersey Assembly and Senate passed an alimony reform bill that has been in the works for two and a half years. The bill is currently awaiting Gov. Christie's signature. The proposed law eliminates the term "permanent" alimony and…
Rank this Week: 356

Harvard JD Admissions

Harvard JD Admissions

The Official JD Admissions Blog at Harvard Law School.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions
  • Jul 18

    L.A.W.S. event

    L.A.W.S. event
    Hello, everyone! I hope this post finds you having a wonderful summer. The HLS JD Admissions Office kicked off travel season this past week with the first two sessions of the Law Admissions Workshop Series (L.A.W.S.) in DC and New York.…
  • Jun 16

    L.A.W.S. – Law Admissions Workshop Serie

    L.A.W.S. – Law Admissions Workshop Serie
    Hi everyone! This summer, representatives from HLS and our friends from thirteen other law school admissions offices will be hitting the road together to talk with prospective applicants about applying to law school. We are excited to…
  • Mar 27

    The Wait List

    The Wait List
    As we move into Spring, we move closer to the season of deposit deadlines for law schools. We understand that many of you have important choices to make and are committed to providing as much information as we can to help you with those…
Rank this Week: 764

Strom Law Firm Blog

Strom Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury news.

http://stromlaw.com/category/columbia-sc-lawyer-blog/
  • Jul 18

    Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Jury Verdict

    Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Jury Verdict
    First Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Jury Verdict Awarded A jury recently awarded Plaintiff, Linda Gross, damages in her Ethicon transvaginal mesh lawsuit. Despite the TVM jury verdict,  Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Ethicon,…
  • Jul 18

    Testosterone Therapy Lawsuits Consolidated in MDL

    Testosterone Therapy Lawsuits Consolidated in MDL
    Testosterone Therapy Lawsuits Granted Federal MDL All testosterone therapy lawsuits have been consolidated into one multidistrict litigation (MDL) by the Judicial Panel of Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) due to similarities in injuries and…
  • Jul 17

    FDA to Review “Free Speech” for Off-Label Drug Marketing

    FDA to Review “Free Speech” for Off-Label Drug Marketing
    Off-Label Drug Marketing Argues “Free Speech,” FDA to Review Drug Safety Guidelines Off-label drug marketing has created huge controversies with major pharmaceutical manufacturers, leading to pharmaceutical lawsuits against drugs…
Rank this Week: 853

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

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

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Jul 18

    Library Hours for Remainder of Summer

    Library Hours for Remainder of Summer
    The library’s hours will be affected by several law school events over the next few weeks. Below are the hours when we’ll be open until the start of Fall semester. Exams (July 18-28) Library Hours Reference Hours Public Hours…
  • Jul 15

    Law-Themed Vacation Ideas: Mixing Business with Pleasure

    Law-Themed Vacation Ideas: Mixing Business with Pleasure
    By Ryan Kerr Here at GSU College of Law, students are getting ready for a break before Fall Semester begins.  Some of us are lucky enough to get away and visit family or even take trip that has no purpose other than to relax.  For…
  • Jul 10

    Survival Guide: College of Law Library

    Survival Guide: College of Law Library
    By Darius Wood Behind the trepid 80’s décor lies a modern two-floor library that holds a variety of legal, professional, and general resources.  On reserve you can find everything from headphones to course textbooks for…
Rank this Week: 837

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    The Duke and Duke Duke It Out In Trademark Rowe

    The Duke and Duke Duke It Out In Trademark Rowe
    Clearly there is no love lost between John Wayne Enterprises, LLC (“JWE”), the entity owned by John Wayne’s heirs which controls the intellectual property related to of John Wayne, and Duke University.   Both have…
  • Jul 11

    Funk, Copyrights, and Collecting Judgment

    Funk, Copyrights, and Collecting Judgment
    Litigants know that obtaining a judgment against an adversary is only half the battle.  Sometimes the efforts a litigant must expend to collect on that judgment are just as significant, if not more so, than obtaining the judgment. …
  • Jul 8

    Business Method Patents: Murkier Water

    Business Method Patents: Murkier Water
    The long-awaited decision by the United States Supreme Court on business method patents was issued on June 19, 2014.  Unfortunately, the decision raised more questions than it answered.  The expectation was that the Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 442

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

Covers New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury, criminal and traffic offenses legal developments. By Saile & Saile LLP.

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
  • Jul 18

    How to Seek Wrongful Death Damages for Loss of Consortium, Companionship, and Parental Support

    How to Seek Wrongful Death Damages for Loss of Consortium, Companionship, and Parental Support
    A wrongful death action is a legal action brought by survivors of a person who died because of another person or another entity's negligence. These actions are filed not to compensate for the injury suffered by the deceased, but to compensate…
  • Jul 16

    Common Wrongful Death Defenses and How to Respond

    Common Wrongful Death Defenses and How to Respond
    A wrongful death action compensates surviving family members for damages they suffer after the death of a loved one. However, a death does not automatically mean that there are grounds for a wrongful death action. You must establish that…
  • Jul 15

    What is a letter of protection from an attorney?

    What is a letter of protection from an attorney?
    What is a letter of protection from an attorney? A letter of protection is a document that helps persons who have suffered injuries in an accident get help with medical treatment costs. It is one of multiple letters that a law firm can send…
Rank this Week: 889

Rubin on Tax

Rubin on Tax

Covers tax and legal issues relating to federal and Florida tax, estate planning, probate, and business matters. By Charles Rubin.

http://rubinontax.floridatax.com/
  • Jul 18

    APPLICABLE FEDERAL RATES–AUGUST 2014

    APPLICABLE FEDERAL RATES–AUGUST 2014
    Follow @crubincrubin
  • Jul 17

    Part 3 – THE DELINQUENT FBAR SUBMISSION PROCEDURES

    Part 3 – THE DELINQUENT FBAR SUBMISSION PROCEDURES
    Below is Part 3 of my partner, Rick Josepher’s, analysis of the new offshore enforcement environment in light of the new 2014 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Procedures. To view this Part, and all prior parts, in PDF format (which will be…
  • Jul 14

    Part 2 - THE IRS’ NEW 2014 OFFSHORE VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE PROCEDURES

    Part 2 - THE IRS’ NEW 2014 OFFSHORE VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE PROCEDURES
    Below is Part 2 of my partner, Rick Josepher’s, analysis of the new offshore enforcement environment in light of the new 2014 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Procedures. To view this Part, and all prior parts, in PDF format (which will be…
Rank this Week: 692

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: 466

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

Reports on judicial decisions of significance to business and shareholders. By Mack Sperling of Brooks Pierce LLP.

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
  • Jul 18

    An Important Tip On Appealing A Decision From The NC Business Court

    An Important Tip On Appealing A Decision From The NC Business Court
    The Business Court is electronic.  Paper copies of documents are not filed with the Business Court.  So when you e-file a Notice of Appeal, is that sufficient for purposes of Rule 3 of the NC Rules of Appellate Procedure? Let's look…
  • Jul 8

    Pro Se Defendant Wins Trial On Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Claims In Business Court

    Pro Se Defendant Wins Trial On Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Claims In Business Court
    When I was a young pup preparing to go to court against the uncommon adversary who was proceeding without a lawyer, I would joke that "I hope I don't lose."  Luckily, I never did. But the Plaintiff in Seraph Garrison, LLC v. Garrison,…
  • Jul 3

    Business Court Refuses To Admit University Of Maryland's Lawyers On A Pro Hac Basi

    Business Court Refuses To Admit University Of Maryland's Lawyers On A Pro Hac Basi
    The lawsuit filed by the Atlantic Coast Conference against the University of Maryland continues to percolate in the North Carolina Business Court.  But the University will have to proceed without its chosen attorneys, as the Court last…
Rank this Week: 800

Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Law Blog

Covers radio, advertising, the FCC, indecency and intellectual property. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 140

Advertising Law Blog

Advertising Law Blog

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

http://www.olshanlaw.com/blogs-Advertising-Law-Blog
Rank this Week: 695

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Jul 18

    Virginia Speeding Ticket When Out of State

    Virginia Speeding Ticket When Out of State
    If you’ve received a Virginia speeding ticket when you’re out of state, you’re in the right place to learn how to handle it. This video gives you a quick overview of the situation. I’m a local attorney who focuses on…
  • Jul 18

    Virginia Reckless Driving Penaltie

    Virginia Reckless Driving Penaltie
    There are a wide variety of Virginia reckless driving penalties that a judge can impose. I explain a few of them in this video, so you can begin to learn about your case. Virginia Reckless Driving Penalties Video Transcription Hi, my name is…
  • Jul 18

    Virginia Traffic Lawyer

    Virginia Traffic Lawyer
    Are you looking for Virginia traffic lawyers? You’ve come to the right place. I’m Andrew Flusche, and I focus solely on Virginia traffic and misdemeanor defense. When you’re ready to get started defending your case, please…
Rank this Week: 701

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

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

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • Jul 18

    Who Wants To Be The Last Person Arrested for Possessing An Ounce Of Marijuana In DC?

    Who Wants To Be The Last Person Arrested for Possessing An Ounce Of Marijuana In DC?
    With the Marijuana Possession Decriminalization Amendment Act of 2014 having gone into effect yesterday, the Washington Post did an article today discussing the fate of the last few people who were arrested under the old law.  (From now…
  • Jul 16

    The DUI Defense Lawyers Association: A New Challenge to the NCDD

    The DUI Defense Lawyers Association: A New Challenge to the NCDD
    I am clueless about the politics. But you know this has to be a really, really bad thing for the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD). Justin McShane hinted that something was up at the most recent meeting of the NCDD in New Orleans when…
  • Jul 14

    McCormick on Judicial Notice: The Difference Between “Legislative” and “Adjudicative” Fact

    McCormick on Judicial Notice: The Difference Between “Legislative” and “Adjudicative” Fact
    A court accepts a well-known and indisputable fact without taking all the time and trouble of requiring a party to prove it.  What could be more straightforward, more commonsensical, than that?  As McCormick puts it, the…
Rank this Week: 621

Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
Rank this Week: 20

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/
  • Jul 18

    Difusión | Diploma sobre defensa internacional de los derechos humanos del CLADH

    Difusión | Diploma sobre defensa internacional de los derechos humanos del CLADH
    El Centro Latinoamericano de Derechos Humanos (CLADH), junto a Global Law Institute y la Escuela de Prácticas Jurídicas de la Universidad de Zaragoza, está organizando un curso online (a distancia) sobre la defensa…
  • Jul 16

    Buscando señales en el ruido de Brasil 2014

    Buscando señales en el ruido de Brasil 2014
    Despojado del alter ego alexyano, algunas cositas sobre el Mundial, antes de volver al nicho (expresión muy apropiada) temático de este blog.Mundial: no hay con qué darle. Allá por marzo, recuerdo haber dicho:…
  • Jul 11

    El cuaderno táctico de Robert Alexy: cómo ganarle el mundial a Alemania

    El cuaderno táctico de Robert Alexy: cómo ganarle el mundial a Alemania
    Los últimos mails nos muestran a un Robert Alexy consternado, con su vida descontrolada ("son muchos años de excesos", dice) y un gran signo de interrogación sobre su futuro. Al tramitar la renovación de su…
Rank this Week: 580

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Michigan DUI, drug and violent crime defense. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Jul 18

    Three Grosse Pointe Woods Teen Girls Face Criminal Charges for Vandalizing Buildings in Detroit

    Three Grosse Pointe Woods Teen Girls Face Criminal Charges for Vandalizing Buildings in Detroit
    On Tuesday, July 15, three Grosse Pointe Woods teens were charged by prosecutor Kym Worthy with malicious destruction of a building causing between $1,000 and $20,000 in damage, according to a news article at Mlive.com. The offense is a…
  • Jul 17

    Driver’s License Suspension and Drug Crimes in Michigan

    Driver’s License Suspension and Drug Crimes in Michigan
    As seasoned Michigan driver’s license reinstatement attorneys, we realize that most people associate a suspended driver’s license with driving while under the influence of alcohol or having received too many traffic tickets. The…
  • Jul 16

    Costa Mesa Man Arrested on Suspicion of DUI Following Hit-and-Run Incident

    Costa Mesa Man Arrested on Suspicion of DUI Following Hit-and-Run Incident
    On Monday morning July 14, a 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after striking a 15-year-old pedestrian and fleeing the scene, according to a news article at CBS Los Angeles. The victim, a female, was transported to Western…
Rank this Week: 255

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

Discuss labor and employment law issues for the San Antonio, Texas community. By Thomas J. Crane.

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    Mandatory Arbitration Used to Hide Sex Harassment

    Mandatory Arbitration Used to Hide Sex Harassment
    The folks at Public Justice have written a bog post about the pernicious use of mandatory arbitration by American Apparel, a major U.S. clothing manufacturer. Based on an article in the New York Times, the post recounts the story of Dov…
  • Jul 17

    Testy Responses Harm One's Case

    Testy Responses Harm One's Case
    It is never good to annoy a judge during a trial. Yet, that is what John V. Garza, former Republican state representative from San Antonio, did in federal court earlier this week. In the lawsuit concerning alleged racial gerrymandering by the…
  • Jul 16

    Alabama Fan Fired While Working on Texas A&M Stadium

    Alabama Fan Fired While Working on Texas A&M Stadium
    I tell potential clients all the time that they can be fired for anything - so long as the cause is not related to potential discrimination. One construction worker learned that lesson the hard way. An employee of a subcontractor who was…
Rank this Week: 657

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    Probate: Is it a good idea to give your heirs their inheritance while you are still alive?

    Probate: Is it a good idea to give your heirs their inheritance while you are still alive?
    Planning an estate can be a difficult process, but also a rewarding one because it helps to ensure that a person's heirs will be provided for after he or she dies. Many assume they should wait until after death to convey assets to their…
  • Jul 17

    Can a surviving spouse claim loss of consortium after the other spouse dies?

    Can a surviving spouse claim loss of consortium after the other spouse dies?
    A recent ruling by the Fifth Florida Appellate Court on Friday allows surviving spouses to claim loss of consortium separately from others claims after the spouse dies. The surviving spouse Margaret Randall filed the case, Randall v. Walt…
  • Jul 16

    The Benefits of Creating a TAP Trust for Protecting Retirement Asset

    The Benefits of Creating a TAP Trust for Protecting Retirement Asset
    A TAP trust is an extremely versatile trust designed to hold a variety of assets. This type of trust helps the grantor avoid needless estate taxes without the restrictions of other trusts. The TAP trust can hold a variety of assets that…
Rank this Week: 749

Azrights

Azrights

Covers trade marks, copyright, internet marketing, social networking, search engine optimization, protection of reputations and brands on the internet.

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Jul 18

    Naming your start-up: tips for lasting succe

    Naming your start-up: tips for lasting succe
    The notion that the main consideration when choosing a new brand name is its availability as a .com domain is widespread. What is less well known is that you may not be free to use your chosen domain name if the name would infringe on someone…
  • Jun 13

    Not-so-public information

    Not-so-public information
    The legal service industry has started to wake up to the need for innovation, moving away from traditional hourly billing structures, leveraging technology to improve efficiency, launching online services and finding new ways to meet and…
  • May 6

    Vacancy for Paralegal who has completed LPC

    Vacancy for Paralegal who has completed LPC
    We have an immediate vacancy for a paralegal who has completed the LPC or is about to do so.  For the right individual the role could lead to a training contract after a probationary period. Successful applicants can expect…
Rank this Week: 747

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Jul 18

    Get a Handle on Your Account Handling Instruction

    Get a Handle on Your Account Handling Instruction
    Whether you a large or small business or organization, the goal of making sure you stay on top of the financial books is essential. In the event you do not do so, you can find yourself in a financial whole sooner rather than…
  • Jul 18

    Eight New State-Specific Studies Note New Predictor

    Eight New State-Specific Studies Note New Predictor
    In an effort to better identify post-injury workplace outcomes, the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) unveiled a recent report.   Eight new state-specific studies from WCRI identified new predictors of worker outcomes that…
  • Jul 17

    Avoid Penalties in Work Comp Claim Denials and Error

    Avoid Penalties in Work Comp Claim Denials and Error
    Over the last several years, states have taken a proactive approach to penalizing “frivolous” denials of primary liability in workers’ compensation claims. As a result, claims management teams need to take heed and evaluate…
Rank this Week: 196

An Eminent Domain Blog

An Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation, property rights issues, and the law and process of eminent domain. By Biersdorf & Associates.

http://www.condemnation-law.com/blog
  • Jul 18

    Severance damages in pipeline eminent domain case

    Severance damages in pipeline eminent domain case
    In the International Energy Outlook 2013 Reference case, world energy consumption increases by 56 percent over the next 30 years. This increase is fueled by strong economic growth predictions and expanding population in developing countries.…
  • Jun 24

    (New York) Eminent Domain 101: three unities rule and highest and best use

    (New York) Eminent Domain 101: three unities rule and highest and best use
    In eminent cases, we apply legal rules and valuation concepts to calculate a property owner’s damages (or “just compensation”). These legal rules must be construed and applied according to statutes and case law. Incorrect…
  • Jun 12

    Fargo Moorhead Flood Plain Diversion project

    Fargo Moorhead Flood Plain Diversion project
    Congress has approved plans for a massive $1.8 billion flood control project with the purpose of protecting homes and businesses in and around the growing Fargo and Moorhead area from the Red River’s frequent floods. Congress has…
Rank this Week: 916

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/
  • Jul 18

    Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 Shot Down, Not the First Incident of its Kind

    Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 Shot Down, Not the First Incident of its Kind
    Unfortunately, the firing of a missile at Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 is not the first, but one many of such incidents. Here is a list: Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114, a Boeing 727, was shot down on February 21, 1973 when it strayed over…
  • Jul 11

    Enforcing International Treatie

    Enforcing International Treatie
    The news of July 9, 2014 from Iraq is that 90 pounds of uranium compounds have come into possession of the Islamic State In Iraq and Levant (ISIS).  The uranium was obtained from a university laboratory in Mosul, a city in Northern Iraq…
  • Jul 9

    The FBI and Racial Profiling Technique

    The FBI and Racial Profiling Technique
    The FBI announced changes to its interrogation protocol when investigations concern national security.  Newer rules would allow profiling techniques, such as, mapping of certain ethnic groups.  In past years, civil rights concerns…
Rank this Week: 675

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

Focuses on issues and the differences in how the law relates to economic organizations, political organizations, religious, ethnic and family organizations. By Penn State Dickinson School of Law Professor Larry Catá Backer.

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 830

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    WellSettled.com Mines Cases for Established Principle

    WellSettled.com Mines Cases for Established Principle
    How many times have you come across the phrase “It is well settled that …” or “It is well established that …” in a judicial opinion? What if someone collected all these instances and made them searchable?…
  • Jul 16

    Fastcase, Lexis Advance and Wolters Kluwer Are All Readying Major Platform Overhaul

    Fastcase, Lexis Advance and Wolters Kluwer Are All Readying Major Platform Overhaul
    The official theme of the American Association of Law Libraries annual meeting in San Antonio this week was “Beyond Boundaries.” But for three of the leading legal-research vendors in attendance there, the theme was “A…
  • Jul 15

    NetDocuments Gets $25M Investment

    NetDocuments Gets $25M Investment
    Utah-based NetDocuments, a cloud-based document-management system for law firms, today announced that it has secured a $25 million equity investment from Frontier Capital, a Charlotte, N.C., growth equity firm that invests exclusively in B2B…
Rank this Week: 645

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

Covers securities arbitration, litigation and regulatory news. By Maddox Hargett & Caruso, P.C.

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
  • Jul 18

    Attorney Mark Maddox named to FINRA’s Arbitrartion Task Force

    Attorney Mark Maddox named to FINRA’s Arbitrartion Task Force
    We are proud to share that Attorney Mark Maddox will be part of FINRA’s new arbitration task force. Click this link for details: http://www.finra.org/Newsroom/NewsReleases/2014/P554192The post Attorney Mark Maddox named to FINRA’s…
  • Jul 16

    Know the risks of “Liquid-alternative funds” before you invest!

    Know the risks of “Liquid-alternative funds” before you invest!
    Liquid-alternative funds are increasing rapidly in popularity, with investors pouring $40 billion into them in 2013, according to Morningstar. This year through June, they have taken in $14.6 billion. “Liquid alternative” mutual…
  • Jul 11

    FINRA Fines Merrill Lynch $8 Million & Millions Repaid to Retirement Accounts and Charitie

    FINRA Fines Merrill Lynch $8 Million & Millions Repaid to Retirement Accounts and Charitie
    FINRA announced last month that they fined Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. $8 million for failing to waive mutual fund sales charges for certain charities and retirement accounts. Merrill Lynch was ordered to pay $24.4 million…
Rank this Week: 311

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

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

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Jul 18

    Court Finds CFIUS Violated Company’s Due Process Right

    Court Finds CFIUS Violated Company’s Due Process Right
    As noted in this Skadden memo: “On July 15, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that President Obama and CFIUS unconstitutionally deprived Ralls Corporation of its property rights by forcing it to divest…
  • Jul 16

    July-August Issue: Deal Lawyers Print Newsletter

    July-August Issue: Deal Lawyers Print Newsletter
    This July-August Issue of the Deal Lawyers print newsletter includes: - Materiality Scrapes Trending Upward in Private Deals - Hushmail: Are Activist Hedge Funds Breaking Bad? - Recent Trends: Antitrust & Regulatory Risk-Shifting in…
  • Jul 15

    Study: Career Consequences of Proxy Contest

    Study: Career Consequences of Proxy Contest
    This study examines the relationship between proxy contests and how they impact the careers of incumbent directors – and finds that the battles cost nominated directors is 60% greater than non-nominated ones. Here is an excerpt: We show…
Rank this Week: 855

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Robert Kreisman.

http://injury.robertkreisman.com/
Rank this Week: 674

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Jul 18

    Book Excerpt & Giveaway: Always Mom, Forever Dad

    Book Excerpt & Giveaway: Always Mom, Forever Dad
    One of the most difficult aspects of divorce when you have children can be the process of explaining to them what is happening and reassuring them that they are still loved.Elementary school teacher and author Joanna Rowland recently…
  • Jul 18

    VIDEO: Cordell & Cordell News - July 18, 2014

    VIDEO: Cordell & Cordell News - July 18, 2014
    DadsDivorce, sponsor Cordell & Cordell law firm and sister site MensDivorce.com have teamed up to present a series of news round-up videos at the end of each week.In this week's news, Cordell & Cordell launched its new online…
  • Jul 17

    Planning to (Eventually) Buy a New Home Before, During & After Divorce

    Planning to (Eventually) Buy a New Home Before, During & After Divorce
    For some, the decision to divorce is gut-wrenchingly difficult; for others, it's easier than the paperwork involved. Even the most amicable separation is full of court documents and legal agreements, and if real estate is in the mix, then…
Rank this Week: 501

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Tax, Trust and Estate News

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

http://taxtrustestatenews.com/
  • Jul 18

    Kansas Tax Cut Leads To Greater Deficit Than Anticipated

    Kansas Tax Cut Leads To Greater Deficit Than Anticipated
    In 2012, Kansas lawmakers passed a large income tax cut that was intended to reduce revenue from taxes by a little more than 10 percent, according to Josh Barro writing for The New York Times. Gov. Sam Brownback said at the time that these…
  • Jul 16

    New Jersey Gives $260 Million Tax Break To Holtec International

    New Jersey Gives $260 Million Tax Break To Holtec International
    Making a surprising move amid the state's budget crisis, New Jersey officials approved the third-largest economic subsidy in their state's history on July 10, according to The Star-Ledger. The package of tax credits - worth $260 million over…
  • Jul 14

    New Congressional Report Highlights Tax Inversion

    New Congressional Report Highlights Tax Inversion
    Most U.S. politicians agree that the tax code should be dramatically revamped, but little has been done so far to accomplish this goal. In an attempt to spur reform, Rep. Sandy Levin, D-Michigan, published a report examining the corporate…
Rank this Week: 714

Copyhype

Copyhype

Discusses copyright law for those in the content industries and the general public. By Terry Hart.

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Jul 18

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/18/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/18/14
    “Fifteen years of utter bollocks”: how a generation’s freeloading has starved creativity — A great essay from author Chris Ruen, whose excellent book Freeloading: How our insatiable appetite for free content is…
  • Jul 15

    A Brief History of US Copyright Term

    A Brief History of US Copyright Term
    Today, the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet is continuing its comprehensive review of US copyright law with a hearing on moral rights, termination rights, resale royalty, and copyright…
  • Jul 11

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/11/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 07/11/14
    Is Silicon Valley Funding the Wrong Stuff? — Eye-opening: “Consider this. The entire market for advertising is around $100 billion a year in the U.S. (Globally it’s close to $500 billion.) Yet the nation’s gross…
Rank this Week: 455

Patents Post-Grant

Patents Post-Grant

Provides insight and commentary on patent post-grant options. By Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP.

http://www.patentspostgrant.com
Rank this Week: 938

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 301

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Jul 18

    Hot.

    Hot.
    It has been far too hot this week for me to spend too much time in front of a computer, so you will have to content yourself with my efforts on Marilyn Stowe's Family Law & Divorce Blog, which have included the following:The impact of the…
  • Jul 15

    More couples getting married in Britain, says ONS

    More couples getting married in Britain, says ONS
    Another day, another video from a television news channel:I particularly liked the bit where the woman said she believed that marriage was very important - but that's because I'm a Christian.
  • Jul 15

    Does sharia law allow a man to beat his wife?

    Does sharia law allow a man to beat his wife?
    From Channel 4 News last night:
Rank this Week: 537

El Blog de Derecho Publico de…

El Blog de Derecho Publico de Sevach

Covers public law and legislation. By Professor J.R. Chaves.

http://contencioso.es/
  • Jul 18

    Las responsabilidades públicas en el 11-S

    Las responsabilidades públicas en el 11-S
    Jornada sobre Responsabilidad de Directivos y otros Cargos Públicos en un Contexto de crisis, organizado por la Universidad de Vigo para el 11 de Septiembre de 2014. Gratuita y práctica.
  • Jul 14

    La extensión de efectos con claridad y actualidad para los atareado

    La extensión de efectos con claridad y actualidad para los atareado
      La Asociación Unificada de Guardias Civiles (AUGC) tuvo la amabilidad de invitarme a colaborar en su Revista digital profesional con un artículo, que titulé ” La extensión de efectos: un atajo cada vez…
  • Jul 10

    De juramentos, promesas, crucifijos y otros ritos para cargos público

    De juramentos, promesas, crucifijos y otros ritos para cargos público
    La fórmula del juramento o promesa al tomar posesión de un cargo público, revela un anacronismo de dudosa utilidad.
Rank this Week: 924

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Jul 18

    PTSD Treatment and Large Scale Propranolol Trial

    PTSD Treatment and Large Scale Propranolol Trial
    Emily Anthes discusses memory dampening here, including some helpful information about ongoing, large scale trials of propranolol to treat PTSD in those who already have it. Here's an excerpt (footnote omitted): Perhaps, researchers…
  • Jul 17

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): The pill to banish painful memories—forget it!, Practical Ethics In The Popular Press: The Moral Hazards and Legal Conundrums of Our Robot-Filled Future, Wired The Trouble With Brain Science, New…
  • Jul 17

    Tenure-Track Position at U. of Ottawa Faculty of Law

    Tenure-Track Position at U. of Ottawa Faculty of Law
    via Jennifer Chandler: The Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law invites applications for professorial positions. The Common Law Section invites applications for two tenure-track positions, commencing at the…
Rank this Week: 790

Insolvency Blog

Insolvency Blog

Covers insolvency and corporat restructuring in the UK, Europe, cross-border and beyond. By Mercer & Hole.

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/insolvency-blog
  • Jul 18

    Liquidators, landlords and lease disclaimer: the business rates problem

    Liquidators, landlords and lease disclaimer: the business rates problem
    In the case of Schroder Exempt Property Unit Trust & Anor v Birmingham City Council [2014] EWHC 2207 (Admin), the landlord’s liability for business rates after the tenant’s liquidator disclaimed the lease was confirmed. The…
  • Jul 7

    HMRC Demands Security for PAYE/NIC from Employer

    HMRC Demands Security for PAYE/NIC from Employer
    HMRC are now sending out warning letters to employers advising them that their previous failure to pay PAYE and NIC on time could result in HMRC requiring them to give security in respect of PAYE/NIC if they do not pay the amounts currently…
  • Jul 3

    Restructuring Insolvency Regulation

    Restructuring Insolvency Regulation
    A Unified Regulatory Process The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill provides the government’s Insolvency Service with powers to introduce secondary legislation to establish a single insolvency regulator in place of the eight…
Rank this Week: 616

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Presents news and decisions on German criminal law. By Dr. Bottner.

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
  • Jul 18

    Staatsanwaltschaft erhebt Anklage gegen Edathy wegen Besitzes von kinderpornografischen Schriften

    Staatsanwaltschaft erhebt Anklage gegen Edathy wegen Besitzes von kinderpornografischen Schriften
    Die Staatsanwaltschaft Hannover hat den früheren Bundestagsabgeordneten Sebastian Edathy wegen des Besitzes von kinderpornografischen Fotos und Videos angeklagt. Der 44-Jährige stand auf der Käuferliste eines kanadischen…
  • Jul 15

    Freispruch im Prozess wegen gewerbsmäßiger Bandenhehlerei

    Freispruch im Prozess wegen gewerbsmäßiger Bandenhehlerei
    Vor der großen Strafkammer des Landgerichts hatte die Staatsanwaltschaft 4 Angeklagte wegen Hehlerei in der Form der gewerbsmäßigen Bandenhehlerei und Betruges angeklagt, zwei davon wegen Beihilfe zu den Taten der beiden…
  • Jun 20

    Rechtsanwalt fordert Freispruch für Berlusconi

    Rechtsanwalt fordert Freispruch für Berlusconi
    Der ehemalige italienische Regierungschef Silvio Berlusconi musste sich bereits mehrfach in Italien vor Gericht verantworten. Neben dem Vorwurf der Steuerhinterziehung geht es auch um Amtsmissbrauch und Sex mit einer minderjährigen…
Rank this Week: 411

Durham-in-Wonderland

Durham-in-Wonderland

Features comments and analysis about the Duke/Nifong case. By Professor KC Johnson.

http://durhamwonderland.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 17

    Closing Comment

    Closing Comment
    When I first started writing about the lacrosse case, at a joint historians’ blog called Cliopatria, I did so in reaction to the Group of 88 statement. Then (and now) I considered the statement an indefensible betrayal by professors of…
  • Jul 13

    The Group of 88 & Wikipedia

    The Group of 88 & Wikipedia
    Some interesting comments in a Wikipedia discussion thread regarding efforts to remove mention of their membership in the Group from Wikipedia bios of Group of 88 members. The evidence regarding Cathy Davidson, author of the infamous…
  • Jul 11

    Howard Update

    Howard Update
    Anne Blythe reports in the N&O that Judge Hudson has said he wants to grant bail to Darryl Howard, whose prosecution, writes Blythe, the judge described “as one of the most 'horrendous' prosecutions he had seen in his 34 years on…
Rank this Week: 408

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/
  • Jul 17

    FINRA Wants To Delay Implementing Rule Impacting Nontraded REIT Customers' Statement

    FINRA Wants To Delay Implementing Rule Impacting Nontraded REIT Customers' Statement
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority wants the Securities and Exchange Commission to grant a delay in the implementation of proposed changes to rule 2340, which impacts customer account statements. The self-regulatory organization had…
  • Jul 16

    Natural Blue Resources Inc. & Microcap Stock Scammers Accused of Hiding Previous Violation

    Natural Blue Resources Inc. & Microcap Stock Scammers Accused of Hiding Previous Violation
    The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed charges against microcap company Natural Blue Resources Inc. and four persons for purportedly hiding from investors that two of them had previously broken the law. The regulator has suspended…
  • Jul 15

    FINRA May Expel Ex-Broker For $6M Hedge Fund

    FINRA May Expel Ex-Broker For $6M Hedge Fund
    Dean Mustaphalli, an ex-Sterne Agee Financial Services Inc. broker, could be barred from the industry over allegations that he ran a $6 million hedge fund on the side. According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc., Mustaphalli…
Rank this Week: 144

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Jul 17

    Stupid Lawyer-Email Disclaimer

    Stupid Lawyer-Email Disclaimer
    I noticed this at the bottom of an email from a lawyer on a First Amendment civil case (he’s suing, I’m defending): NOTICE OF DISCLAIMERS & CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT NOT TO REMOVE DISCLAIMERS: This communication and any files or…
  • Jul 17

    Programming Note

    Programming Note
    The original version of this post included two lawyers who had cried “victim.” I identified neither; only a very small group (six people) knew who both were; those six already knew my opinion. While I had not identified him and…
  • Jun 25

    Victimocracy is for Sociopath

    Victimocracy is for Sociopath
    After reading Martha Stout’s 2006 The Sociopath Next Door recently I’ve been thinking a great deal about sociopaths. Stout contends that four percent of the U.S. population are sociopaths, people without conscience, which Stout…
Rank this Week: 293

Construction Law Blog

Construction Law Blog

Covers construction litigation and legislation in Washington, Alaska and Oregon. By Ahlers & Cressman PLLC.

http://www.ac-lawyers.com/news
Rank this Week: 955