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BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

Provides news and views on matters of interest to the Brooklyn Law School community.

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Oct 28

    Help Us See the Light!

    Help Us See the Light!
    The correct light bulb that is. The Library is considering new light bulbs for the library tables lamps on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the library. Please look at the lights in the four lamps on the first table as you enter the Law Review Room…
  • Oct 28

    Reminder: First Year Research Quiz Review Today & Bluebook Review Thursday

    Reminder: First Year Research Quiz Review Today & Bluebook Review Thursday
    If you are worried about your upcoming Legal Research and Bluebook Quiz, have no fear. Reference librarians are here to help. Bring any and all of your research questions and concerns to today’s or next Tuesday’s session.…
  • Oct 24

    New Books List October 21, 2014

    New Books List October 21, 2014
    Brooklyn Law School Library latest New Books List has 70 items on a wide range of subjects. Of particular interest to legal scholars of administrative law is Tocqueville’s Nightmare: The Administrative State Emerges in America,…
Rank this Week: 815

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

Features updates on regulatory and public policy matters in Washington, DC in national security, trade, and international law.

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • Oct 28

    GAO: State Department Fails to Produce Reports on Iranian Adventurism in Latin America

    GAO: State Department Fails to Produce Reports on Iranian Adventurism in Latin America
    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said last week that the Secretary of State needs to give Congress reports on Iranian activities in the Americas. The GAO report, Strategy to Counter Iran in the Western Hemisphere Has…
  • Oct 27

    Watching the Watchers, Modernizing Needed

    Watching the Watchers, Modernizing Needed
    When I worked on the Hill, securing information from a federal agency on about just anything was easy enough. Every now and then a Congressional request could hit a snag, however, produce they would eventually because the alternative…
  • Oct 22

    Cuban Docs Should be Banned from Ebola Fight, Restrict US-Cuba Flight

    Cuban Docs Should be Banned from Ebola Fight, Restrict US-Cuba Flight
    A nation that can barely keep up with public health emergencies within its own borders must not be allowed to engage in global efforts to contain Ebola. I’m talking about Cuba and the rather odd series of comments from…
Rank this Week: 905

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/
  • Oct 28

    Fallo sobre responsabilidad de buscadores en "Google y Yahoo": 12+1 punto

    Fallo sobre responsabilidad de buscadores en "Google y Yahoo": 12+1 punto
    Aunque ambos confluyen en la solución final (pierde la demandante, ganan los buscadores) hay que subrayar algunas ideas y desacuerdos de este fallo, desglosando el voto de mayoría (Highton, Fayt, Zaffaroni) del de la…
  • Oct 22

    El Proyecto de Código Procesal Penal: expulsión de extranjeros, prisión preventiva y motivación

    El Proyecto de Código Procesal Penal: expulsión de extranjeros, prisión preventiva y motivación
    Se conoció finalmente el Proyecto de Código Procesal Penal de Nación (texto completo en PDF -9 Mb- en este link), con el prometido "cambio de paradigma" desde el "inquisitivo" (investiga el juez) al "acusatorio" (fiscales…
  • Oct 12

    Enrique Petracchi (1935-2014)

    Enrique Petracchi (1935-2014)
    Hace unas horas, a los 78 años, ha muerto Enrique Petracchi. Estaba enfermo y a mediados de marzo trascendieron noticias de que pediría licencia, o renunciaría; enseguida, desde la Corte se aclaró que…
Rank this Week: 224

Tycko & Zavareei LLP Blog

Tycko & Zavareei LLP Blog

Covers the False Claims Act, qui tam litigation and whistleblower litigation. By Tycko & Zavareei.

http://www.fraudfighters.net/news/
Rank this Week: 585

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/
  • Oct 28

    Special Alert: CFPB Finalizes Points-and-Fees Cure and Other Mortgage Rule Amendment

    Special Alert: CFPB Finalizes Points-and-Fees Cure and Other Mortgage Rule Amendment
    Last week, the CFPB finalized an important amendment to its ATR/QM Rule that provides a mechanism for curing points-and-fees overages on qualified mortgage (“QM”) loans, as well as more minor amendments to its mortgage origination…
  • Oct 24

    CFPB Finalizes Qualified Mortgage Points & Fees Cure

    CFPB Finalizes Qualified Mortgage Points & Fees Cure
    On October 22, the CFPB finalized targeted amendments to the Dodd-Frank Act mortgage rules that took effect in January 2014.  The amendments include: Points and fees cure.  Under the Ability-to-Repay/Qualified Mortgage Rule, loans…
  • Oct 24

    Regulators Jointly Approve Final Risk Retention Rule

    Regulators Jointly Approve Final Risk Retention Rule
    On October 22, coordinated by the Department of Treasury, six federal agencies – the Board of Governors, HUD, FDIC, FHFA, OCC, and SEC – approved a final rule requiring sponsors of securitized transactions, such as asset-backed…
Rank this Week: 487

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

A forum for dialogue and networking among women lawyers and aspiring lawyers.

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Oct 28

    Recap: Determined to Rise: A Conversation on Law, Leadership and Being “The First” w/ Paulette Brown

    Recap: Determined to Rise: A Conversation on Law, Leadership and Being “The First” w/ Paulette Brown
    On October 27, 2014, we sat down with Paulette Brown, the President-Elect of the American Bar Association. She spent an hour answering Ms. JD community members' questions. When she takes the reins as President, Ms. Brown will be the first…
  • Oct 27

    New Women’s Legal Network to Launch in UK

    New Women’s Legal Network to Launch in UK
    Let's hear it for the young women lawyers in London.  They are gathering together to engage talent and to promote the next generation of female solicitors.  Bravo!  I will wave my Union Jack for that! The group, known as Women…
  • Oct 27

    Is Making Partner Enough for Women Lawyers?

    Is Making Partner Enough for Women Lawyers?
    Making partner in a law firm has been the traditional "pay off" for most lawyers.  It is when they have confirmation that they "have arrived" as legal practitioners.  Although there are trends away from that these days with a…
Rank this Week: 468

New York Immigration Lawyers Blog

New York Immigration Lawyers Blog

Features immigration news, policies and discussion. By Pozo Goldstein & Miranda, LLP.

http://www.newyorkimmigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 28

    E Visa Processing in Italy

    E Visa Processing in Italy
    The E visa is used by Italian companies and investors to bring Italian nationals to work in the United States. Although frequently referred to by Italians as the investor’s visa, the E visa actually has two types: the E-1 for treaty…
  • Oct 26

    The Movie “Revenge of the Green Dragons” Highlights Snakeheads and Asian Gangs in New York City

    The Movie “Revenge of the Green Dragons” Highlights Snakeheads and Asian Gangs in New York City
    A new film by Martin Scorsese, entitled Revenge of the Green Dragons documents the true story of Chinese immigrants, who find themselves in the United States and become members of one of Chinatown’s most notorious gangs, the Green…
  • Oct 21

    New York City Changing the Way it Cooperates with Immigration Officials regarding Detention of Immigrant

    New York City Changing the Way it Cooperates with Immigration Officials regarding Detention of Immigrant
    On Thursday, October 2, 2014, the New York City Counsel announced a proposal that would stop honoring the requests of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agencies to detain immigrants without a warrant from a Federal judge.…
Rank this Week: 521

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features information about and links to Oregon Legal Research resources, in addition to comments about cases, statutes, and interesting events in the world of legal research and law libraries. By Laura Orr.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • Oct 28

    OJIN and OECI Access in Oregon County Law Librarie

    OJIN and OECI Access in Oregon County Law Librarie
    The following Oregon County Law Libraries have in-library public, or staff-assisted, access to OJIN, OECI, or ACMS (court dockets). (But these locations do not necessarily have access to the full-text of filed documents. You may need visit…
  • Oct 28

    Happy 9th Birthday Oregon Legal Research Blog

    Happy 9th Birthday Oregon Legal Research Blog
    My first (and truly sad) Oregon Legal Research blog post was written 9 years ago – and this is post number 3,122. I’ve come a long way since then, with lots of help from co-workers, managers, and most of all, … Continue…
  • Oct 28

    Not Dead Yet: Santa Claus, Yogi Berra, and Source Verification (Churchill not Reagan)

    Not Dead Yet: Santa Claus, Yogi Berra, and Source Verification (Churchill not Reagan)
    No, Virginia, you can’t believe anything you read “on the Internet,” except of course that there is a Santa Claus. Yogi Berra is still alive. And, from the Net for Lawyers blog: “The ‘Death’ of Judd…
Rank this Week: 321

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Oct 28

    Inspecting Your Condo Records: What are the Official Records that a Florida Condo Association Must Maintain?

    Inspecting Your Condo Records: What are the Official Records that a Florida Condo Association Must Maintain?
    Every Florida Condominium Association is required by Florida law to maintain and keep certain documents as part of its official records. The Condo Association has no option; it would be a violation of the Florida Condominium Act for specific…
  • Oct 23

    Common Lawsuits Against Florida Condominium Board

    Common Lawsuits Against Florida Condominium Board
    Learn About (jump to these sections): How is Condominium Living Different? Condo Boards Exceeding Their Power Condo Boards and Common Areas Condo Boards Get Nasty Over Pets Living near the beach is a dream of many Americans. Many have…
  • Oct 21

    What is a Nuisance in Florida Condominium Law?

    What is a Nuisance in Florida Condominium Law?
    Florida condo unit owners are guaranteed the right to enjoy their homes as they see fit under Florida law with one big (make that HUGE) limitation: they cannot use their property in such a way that it injures or impedes the rights of another…
Rank this Week: 606

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Oct 28

    Everything You Need to Know About Doing a Kickstarter

    Everything You Need to Know About Doing a Kickstarter
    That is, doing a successful Kickstarter if you're a slightly quirky not-at-all-mainstream artist that has something of a fan base. Under the title "One Weird Trick..." the musical duo called The Doubleclicks gives you all their secrets and…
  • Oct 27

    Is Patent Valuation a Leading Indicator of Trolls' Demise?

    Is Patent Valuation a Leading Indicator of Trolls' Demise?
    This is kind of an esoteric idea so let me see if I can unpack it a bit: patents are bought and sold, as well as licensed. Sometimes the patent buyers are people who think they can use the patents to make money not by producing product but by…
  • Oct 23

    Free Music in a Capitalist Society

    Free Music in a Capitalist Society
    In a keynote speech that ranges from his early utopian community days with the Stooges to BitTorrent and Kim Dotcom, Iggy Pop shows he is still as with it and still as relevant as ever. Pop talks about the music business, then and now, and…
Rank this Week: 634

New York Personal Injury Attorneys…

New York Personal Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers auto accidents, civil rights, construction accidents and personal injury. By Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Mackauf, Bloom & Rubinowitz.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 704

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Oct 28

    BREAKING: EEOC seeks court order to halt Honeywell’s biometric testing

    BREAKING: EEOC seeks court order to halt Honeywell’s biometric testing
    Thanks to Kate Bischoff of The Employment Law Navigator for bringing this to our attention. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a petition yesterday in federal court in Minnesota to stop Honeywell International, Inc., from…
  • Oct 24

    LGBT charges are rolling in, EEOC Commissioner say

    LGBT charges are rolling in, EEOC Commissioner say
    Chai Feldblum, a Commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, recently presented an update on the EEOC’s handling of charges alleging sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination. At the meeting, reported…
  • Oct 24

    Halloween in the workplace? Bah! Humbug!

    Halloween in the workplace? Bah! Humbug!
    When it comes to Halloween in the workplace, just call me Scrooge. A reader writes, Hi, Robin. I dread the prospect of employees coming to work in inappropriate Halloween costumes. I’ve seen costumes that are sexually provocative, or…
Rank this Week: 868

The Gavel

The Gavel

Features legal and library news. By the Oklahoma City University Law Library.

http://law.okcu.edu/?cat=19
  • Oct 28

    Wacky Halloween Law

    Wacky Halloween Law
    October 31st, typically associated with trick-or-treating, candy and costumes, is not considered fun for all in different locations across the United States. What may be a fun tradition for many has resulted in some abnormal laws. Take a…
  • Oct 24

    Information Overload & Emotional Wellness – Part 2

    Information Overload & Emotional Wellness – Part 2
    October is Emotional Wellness month. The first step to increasing emotional wellness is to assess your current state. Next, try some of these ideas from http://www.examiner.com/article/october-is-emotional-wellness-month:Be conscious of not…
  • Oct 23

    Get to Work :: Symplicity Job of the Day

    Get to Work :: Symplicity Job of the Day
    Title and Curative Landman Symplicity Job ID 7979 Application Deadline: October 31, 2014… Read more
Rank this Week: 446

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Reports on Massachusetts car accidents. By Altman & Altman LLP.

http://www.bostoncaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 28

    Man Injured When Cement Beam Falls off Truck

    Man Injured When Cement Beam Falls off Truck
    The driver of an SUV was taken to the hospital last week after several cement beams fell off of a tractor-trailer truck and onto his car. Vidon George, the driver of that SUV, said he was approximately 30 feet away from the truck when he…
  • Oct 21

    Massachusetts Teen Drivers Still At Greatest Risk of Involvement in Traffic Crashe

    Massachusetts Teen Drivers Still At Greatest Risk of Involvement in Traffic Crashe
    According to statistics, teen motorists are more likely to be in a car crash than motorists who belong to an older age group. In 2012 alone, 39 people ages 16 to 20 died in Massachusetts car crashes—that’s over 11% of all traffic…
  • Oct 3

    Brookline Police Gauge Interest in New Bicycle Law

    Brookline Police Gauge Interest in New Bicycle Law
    Bicycle safety continues to draw the attention of city officials as the number of cyclists grows across the city. With increasing attention to the environmental and health advantages of opting for bicycles instead of motor vehicles and…
Rank this Week: 884

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

http://www.patentbaristas.com
  • Oct 28

    CEA Marketing Group Wants You To Tell the Senate to Stop Patent Troll

    CEA Marketing Group Wants You To Tell the Senate to Stop Patent Troll
    A marketing company is currently helping CEA and a coalition of other companies (and legislators!) in a project to raise awareness to fight “patent troll” issues and to petition the senate for Patent Legislation Reform.…
  • Oct 24

    What is Intellectual Property? A Student Guide and Definition.

    What is Intellectual Property? A Student Guide and Definition.
    Innovate Product Design has created this infographic on “What is Intellectual Property? A Student Guide and Definition.” The infographic is intended to help people and students understand the importance of intellectual property…
  • Oct 10

    Master a Rapidly Shifting Patent Law Landscape

    Master a Rapidly Shifting Patent Law Landscape
    The Chisum Patent Academy is pleased to accept registrations for our next Advanced Patent Law seminar, to be held March 5-6, 2015. The venue is the award-winning 21C Museum Hotel in easily accessible and inexpensive Cincinnati, Ohio. The…
Rank this Week: 584

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    Don't Call People Stupid

    Don't Call People Stupid
     (Photo credit: Wikipedia)I'm always looking for other resources about kids with disabilities.  Recently, my daughter told me about a blogger named Angie Jackson.  The following is a quote from one of her blog posts that I…
  • Oct 27

    New Weekly Question!

    New Weekly Question!
    We are continuing our series on bullying of kids with disabilities. What else should school districts do to prevent the serious problem of bullying?------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
  • Oct 22

    Breaking: New Guidance from OCR on Bullying

    Breaking: New Guidance from OCR on Bullying
    Seal of the United States Department of Education (Photo credit: Wikipedia)The Office for Civil Rights of the U. S. Department of Education issued new guidance yesterday concerning bullying of students with disabilities.The newest information…
Rank this Week: 970

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Wage & Hour Defense Blog

Covers wage and hour law developments. By Epstein Becker Green.

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

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Oct 28

    Google Technical Webmaster Guideline Update & WordPre

    Google Technical Webmaster Guideline Update & WordPre
    Back in May, Google announced that they had upgraded their system to render web pages with CSS and JavaScript turned on. They recently updated their technical webmaster guidelines to reflect this change. Interestingly, they also noted: For…
  • Oct 22

    Some Perspective on Local Search Factor

    Some Perspective on Local Search Factor
    With Moz’s release of the 2014 Local Search Ranking Factors, I thought I’d take a moment to share some of my observations about the local search landscape as it relates to lawyers. Disclaimer: I had the privilege of participating…
  • Oct 3

    A Problem with Google Webmaster Tool

    A Problem with Google Webmaster Tool
    The above image shows some recent data I pulled from Google Webmaster Tools (GWT). We don’t rely on GWT data for reporting, but regularly refer to it internally to analyze trends. But I’m becoming skeptical about the reliability…
Rank this Week: 161

Legal Research Plus

Legal Research Plus

By Paul Lomio, Erika V. Wayne, Kate, Wilko and George Wilson. The authors are law librarians and advanced legal research instructors at Stanford Law School.

http://legalresearchplus.com
  • Oct 28

    New Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report on CyberCrime

    New Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report on CyberCrime
    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) earlier this month posted a new report: Cybercrime: An Overview of the Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Statute and Related Federal Criminal Laws by Charles Doyle (97-1025) From the report’s…
  • Oct 3

    World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF’s) “Living Planet Report 2014″

    World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF’s) “Living Planet Report 2014″
    The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has recently released its Living Planet Report 2014 — for the full report, please see here. Unfortunately, biodiversity on earth seems to be in worse shape than ever and is declining in both…
  • Oct 3

    Per U.S. Library of Congress, Congress.gov Is No Longer in Beta Phase

    Per U.S. Library of Congress, Congress.gov Is No Longer in Beta Phase
    Per the U.S. Library of Congress, Congress.gov — the successor to THOMAS — is no longer in its beta phase — please see the following news release: Congress.gov Officially Out of Beta From the news release, here are some new…
Rank this Week: 628

Record Clearing Blog

Record Clearing Blog

Covers criminal record removal. By Higbee & Associates.

http://www.recordclearing.org/blog/
  • Oct 28

    No where to turn

    No where to turn
    Hi my name is Saleema and I reside in Philadelphia. I have two children. Okay so an assault happened in 2009 and the assaulted accused me, don’t ask me why but I was not there I didn’t even see the […] The post No where to…
  • Oct 9

    Railroaded

    Railroaded
    In 1998 I got wrongfully accused of a lewd act with my son. This event was supposed to have happened 5 years prior to conviction. No real dates or times of this event were documented nor were presented in the […] The post Railroaded…
  • Oct 7

    Wrongfully Charged

    Wrongfully Charged
    My name is Shawn and I have a unique situation so I’ve been told. A little over 2 years ago I was involved in a domestic altercation in which I had no choice but to defend myself. However I was […] The post Wrongfully Charged…
Rank this Week: 791

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

http://www.andrewdstine.com/blog/
  • Oct 28

    I Have a Warrant in Palm Beach County, Florida what should I do?

    I Have a Warrant in Palm Beach County, Florida what should I do?
    In the criminal justice system, a warrant for your arrest can be caused by several different factors. The leading factor for why a warrant appears for your arrest in Palm Beach County, Florida is that you missed a scheduled court date which…
  • Oct 20

    Thermal Imaging by Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Helicopters to Bust Suspected Marijuana Grow Houses on the Rise

    Thermal Imaging by Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Helicopters to Bust Suspected Marijuana Grow Houses on the Rise
    As a practicing Palm Beach County Criminal lawyer, I have the opportunity to read search warrant affidavits on a regular basis. Recently, some affidavits that I have read, show an increase use of thermal imaging, by the Palm Beach County…
  • Oct 16

    Willful Blindness, What is It?

    Willful Blindness, What is It?
    Many times a day throughout Florida, law enforcement officers stop a vehicle for no apparent reason, let alone for violating the traffic laws of this state, and end up searching the vehicle because the officer smelt “burning…
Rank this Week: 336

Financial Industry Review

Financial Industry Review

Covers asset management, litigation, and rating agencies. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/financial/
  • Oct 28

    EBA Updates Single Rulebook Q&A

    EBA Updates Single Rulebook Q&A
    On October 17, the European Banking Authority (EBA) updated its Q&As on the single rulebook, publishing two new answers to questions relating to supervisory reporting and credit risk. The question IDs and topics for the new…
  • Oct 28

    PRA Publishes Speech on Solvency II Models, Bonus Caps and Governance

    PRA Publishes Speech on Solvency II Models, Bonus Caps and Governance
    On October 16, the Bank of England (BoE) published a speech given by Andrew Bailey, BoE Deputy Governor, Prudential Regulation and Chief Executive Officer, Prudential Regulation Authority, that considered, among other things, the…
  • Oct 28

    ESMA Publishes Responses to Consultations on MAR

    ESMA Publishes Responses to Consultations on MAR
    On October 17, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published responses that it received to consultations published in July 2014 relating to the Market Abuse Regulation (Regulation 596/2014) (MAR) on: (i)…
Rank this Week: 985

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Oct 28

    Garcia v.Google and Related Right

    Garcia v.Google and Related Right
    Jacob M. Victor, Yale University, Information Society Project, has published Garcia v. Google and a 'Related Rights' Alternative to Copyright in Acting Performances at 24 Yale Law Journal Forum 80 (2014). Here is the abstract. A recent Ninth…
  • Oct 28

    EU Copyright Law and Private Copying

    EU Copyright Law and Private Copying
    João Pedro Quintais, University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law (IViR), and University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, is publishing Private Copying and Downloading from Unlawful Sources in the International Review of…
  • Oct 27

    Ebola and the 'Net

    Ebola and the 'Net
    Where do you get your information about Ebola? According to the New York Times' Noam Cohen, if you are like a lot of U.S. readers, you turn to the World Health Organization, WebMD, and Wikipedia. Wikipedia? Well, says one physician...
Rank this Week: 18

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Covers personal injury, criminal defense, and family law in Virginia.

http://www.livesaymyers.com/blog/
  • Oct 28

    Boilerplate Provisions in Virginia Separation Agreement

    Boilerplate Provisions in Virginia Separation Agreement
    When negotiating a marital settlement agreement or separation agreement, you will inevitably hear your counsel talk about certain standard “boilerplate” provisions. You will probably just glance over these provisions, and your…
  • Oct 23

    Child Support: What to Do When a Child Emancipate

    Child Support: What to Do When a Child Emancipate
    It’s a common story. Pursuant to your Virginia divorce decree, you are ordered to pay your ex-spouse $1,200/month in child support for your three children. A few years later, your oldest child graduates from high school and goes off to…
  • Oct 20

    Prenups for Same-Sex Couples in Virginia

    Prenups for Same-Sex Couples in Virginia
    The U.S. Supreme Court announced on October 6, 2014 that it was not going to consider appeals from lawmakers in five states, including Virginia, who wished to uphold same-sex marriage bans. The result: same-sex couples now have the right to…
Rank this Week: 92

Florida Accident Attorney Blog

Florida Accident Attorney Blog

Covers premises liability, work related injury claims, and vehicle accident updates. By Chalik & Chalik.

http://www.floridaaccidentattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 28

    Report: Doctors Continue Practice Despite Numerous Malpractice Payout

    Report: Doctors Continue Practice Despite Numerous Malpractice Payout
    A recent report by CBS News indicates of dozens of Florida doctors with the most medical malpractice payouts, only four had lost their medical license. In three of those cases, action was only taken after the physician was arrested for either…
  • Oct 26

    Crocker v. Morales-Santana – Truck Company Liability

    Crocker v. Morales-Santana – Truck Company Liability
    When semi-trailers are involved in highway accidents, the impact is often devastating. In many cases, the result is lifelong, permanent injuries and death. The sheer size of these vehicles, plus the long hours and intense deadlines faced by…
  • Oct 24

    Gaytan v. Wal-Mart – Work Fatality Lawsuit to Proceed

    Gaytan v. Wal-Mart – Work Fatality Lawsuit to Proceed
    Loved ones of those killed in work-related accidents are almost always going to be entitled to workers’ compensation death benefits. While this is held as the exclusive remedy for injured workers and their families, there may also be…
Rank this Week: 817

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

News and comments on securities law. By The Frankowski Firm, LLC

http://www.securitieslaw-blog.com/
  • Oct 28

    FINRA Fines Merrill Lynch $6M

    FINRA Fines Merrill Lynch $6M
    FINRA fined two Merrill Lynch units $6 million yesterday for alleged short-selling rule violations, which included letting thousands of orders through their systems that violated emergency bans on ‘naked’ short sales in 2008.…
  • Oct 27

    Tiger Woods’ Charities May Lose $500k Donated By Ponzi Schemer

    Tiger Woods’ Charities May Lose $500k Donated By Ponzi Schemer
    Tiger Woods Foundation Inc. and Tiger Woods Charity Event Corp., charities founded by golfing legend Tiger Woods, may be sued for unknowingly receiving donations acquired from a Ponzi scheme. The organizations received $500,000 in charitable…
  • Oct 24

    Ex-Rothstein Attorney Pleads Guilty To $2.4M Fraud

    Ex-Rothstein Attorney Pleads Guilty To $2.4M Fraud
    David Boden, an ex-Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler PA attorney pleaded guilty yesterday in a Florida federal court to one count of wire fraud in connection to Scott Rothstein’s $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme. Boden admitted that he played a role…
Rank this Week: 703

Panama City Florida Injury Lawyer…

Panama City Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida, personal injury law and insurance coverage issues. By The Pittman Firm, P.A.

http://www.panamacityfloridainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 28

    On Tuesday, November 4th, we in Florida…

    On Tuesday, November 4th, we in Florida will vote in the general election, meaning that we will, among other things, determine our constitution. Three proposed and very important amendments are before us. Our votes are critically important,…
  • Oct 27

    Who Should Be Sued for Causing an Auto Accident?

    Who Should Be Sued for Causing an Auto Accident?
    Assuming someone else was at fault in causing an accident, the question becomes: Who should you sue? A lot of rain, as we've had recently, results in a surge in auto accidents, sometimes with serious or fatal injuries. Obviously, if you…
  • Oct 24

    Panama City Injury Attorney Looks at One Crucial Principle of Evidence Law

    Panama City Injury Attorney Looks at One Crucial Principle of Evidence Law
    Trials are a search for the truth. This search is based upon evidence and the courts (and other government bodies) have developed rules to ensure that good, reliable evidence is introduced and that false testimony, fake documents, and other…
Rank this Week: 887

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

Covers disputes between companies and executives. Published by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP.

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Oct 28

    Employee Wins Cross-Country Wage War Against CEO

    Employee Wins Cross-Country Wage War Against CEO
    The Supreme Court of Washington’s recent decision in Failla v. FixtureOne Corporation is noteworthy on two levels. First, it involved the surprising claim by a salesperson, Kristine Failla, that the CEO of her employer (FixtureOne) was…
  • Oct 27

    The Supreme Court’s Recent Decision on the Taxation of Severance Payment

    The Supreme Court’s Recent Decision on the Taxation of Severance Payment
    Today, we discuss taxes – specifically, the taxation of severance payments.  It has long been recognized that severance payments are “income” to an employee, and that employers must withhold federal income taxes from…
  • Oct 27

    The Inbox - What Would Woody Guthrie Think?

    The Inbox - What Would Woody Guthrie Think?
    Putting an imperious spin on a Woody Guthrie classic, I imagine Jimmy John’s singing, “This land is my land, this land is my land, from California to the New York island.” The sandwich giant has garnered a meaty amount of…
Rank this Week: 903

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: 773

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
  • Oct 28

    Equal Justice Works – Alumna Adriana Rodriguez Empowers Domestic Violence Survivor

    Equal Justice Works – Alumna Adriana Rodriguez Empowers Domestic Violence Survivor
    I returned home to Laredo, Texas as an Equal Justice Works Fellow in 2011. After learning about the prevalence of domestic violence and its long-term effects on families in the area, I wanted to empower survivors of domestic violence to seek…
  • Oct 28

    KINT – Ex inquilinos de hotel Gateway ganan demanda

    KINT – Ex inquilinos de hotel Gateway ganan demanda
    Un grupo de ex inquilinos del hotel Gateway quienes fueron desalojados de su hogar en Marzo 2014 ganaron una demanda contra los propietarios del hotel con ayuda de la organización Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid. En total se logro obtener…
  • Oct 27

    KRGV – Tenants Evicted After Owner Cited for Code Violation

    KRGV – Tenants Evicted After Owner Cited for Code Violation
    About a dozen tenants at a Mission apartment complex are looking for a new place to live because they received eviction notices. They said the eviction notices showed up after they called CHANNEL 5 for help. To read the entire story and watch…
Rank this Week: 752

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

Covers US immigration laws and policies. By Maged & Rost.

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Oct 28

    US GOVERNMENT ORDERING SUPPLIES IN ANTICIPATION OF IMMIGRATION REFORM

    US GOVERNMENT ORDERING SUPPLIES IN ANTICIPATION OF IMMIGRATION REFORM
    According to article on foxnews.com:  “A union that represents thousands of federal immigration officers is raising alarm after the U.S. government ordered supplies to create millions of blank work permits and green cards, touching…
  • Oct 27

    IS AN EB-5 INVESTOR VISA RIGHT FOR YOU?

    IS AN EB-5 INVESTOR VISA RIGHT FOR YOU?
    Two of the simplest ways for a foreign national to obtain US permanent residence (green card) are through love (family-based) or money (investment-based).  Although there are other methods available, such as immigrating through…
  • Oct 25

    NEW FAQ ON HOW DENIED PERM REQUESTS FOR RECONSIDERATION AND APPEALS TO BALCA WILL BE HANDLED

    NEW FAQ ON HOW DENIED PERM REQUESTS FOR RECONSIDERATION AND APPEALS TO BALCA WILL BE HANDLED
    Below is a new PERM FAQ explaining how the DOL will handle Requests for Consideration where the original case decision has been upheld. CERTIFYING OFFICER REVIEW AND BOARD OF ALIEN LABOR CERTIFICATION APPEALS (BALCA) What recourse does…
Rank this Week: 770

ChildLaw Blog

ChildLaw Blog

Commentary, insight and analysis on children's law, policy and current issues. By Marsh Law Firm.

http://www.childlaw.us/
  • Oct 28

    Federal Criminal Restitution for Child Pornography Victim

    Federal Criminal Restitution for Child Pornography Victim
    On April 23, 2014, the United States Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated decision concerning federal criminal restitution for child pornography victims. The case, Paroline v. United States, 134 S. Ct. 1710, 188 L. Ed. 2d 714 (2014),…
  • Oct 6

    Psycho-legal considerations of placing children in foster care

    Psycho-legal considerations of placing children in foster care
    A healthy 3-year-old is placed in a foster home. A month later, a 16-year-old with a history of borderline personality disorder is placed in the same home. Without permission, the 16-year-old decides to give the 3-year old a bath. Tragically,…
  • Aug 20

    Anonymous versus Identified Reporting of Child Maltreatment

    Anonymous versus Identified Reporting of Child Maltreatment
      The child abuse and neglect hotline rings. All other factors being equal, does it matter if the reporter is anonymous or identified? Effective child maltreatment investigation relies to a significant extent upon information supplied by…
Rank this Week: 541

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Oct 28

    Published This Week

    Published This Week
    Steven P. Grossman, Using the DNA Testing of Arrestees to Reevaluate Fourth Amendment Doctrine, 49 Valparaiso U. L. Rev. (Forthcoming). Elissa Philip, Learning About Ineffectiveness: Physicians’ Prescription Decisions Regarding Off-Label…
  • Oct 28

    Guest Blogger Research Fellow and Lecturer in Law Tara A. Ragone- State Quarantines: Balancing Public Health with Liberty Interest

    Guest Blogger Research Fellow and Lecturer in Law Tara A. Ragone- State Quarantines: Balancing Public Health with Liberty Interest
    Nurse Kaci Hickox is a powerful reminder that states must carefully balance patient’s liberty interests when crafting appropriate, reasonable responses to potential threats to public safety. Beginning with New York and New Jersey last…
  • Oct 27

    Hot off the press!

    Hot off the press!
    In this article, published today at the Illinois Law Review online, Jessica Roberts and I argue why the Medicaid expansion is a matter of social justice that must be taken seriously in the upcoming gubernatorial elections. Here's the blurb…
Rank this Week: 580

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: 571

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

Covers consumer privacy, data security, HIPAA, financial privacy and EU privacy. By Hogan Lovells.

http://www.hldataprotection.com
  • Oct 28

    Prepare Yourself for the ‘Risk-Based’ Approach to Privacy

    Prepare Yourself for the ‘Risk-Based’ Approach to Privacy
    Assuming a fair amount of hard work and that the EU institutions are able to put their political skills to good use, 2015 may be the year that sees the culmination of a legal modernisation process that has been running for the best part of…
  • Oct 24

    Conference on Medical Device and Healthcare Cybersecurity Highlights New Challenge

    Conference on Medical Device and Healthcare Cybersecurity Highlights New Challenge
    The medical internet of things is coming. That was the common recognition of participants at a two-day public workshop on “Collaborative Approaches for Medical Device and Healthcare Cybersecurity” co-sponsored by the Food and Drug…
  • Oct 23

    Hogan Lovells Launches Unmanned Aircraft Systems Group

    Hogan Lovells Launches Unmanned Aircraft Systems Group
    As commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems begins to take flight, the Hogan Lovells Privacy and Information Management practice has partnered with colleagues from across the firm to respond to the needs of manufacturers and operators of…
Rank this Week: 972

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

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

http://www.dallastxdivorce.com/
  • Oct 28

    Dallas divorce lawyer has unique perspective

    Dallas divorce lawyer has unique perspective
    Dallas divorce attorney Michelle May O’Neil has a unique perspective because she practices both litigation and appeals in the Texas family law area. This helps her see a case not only as an advocate for the client’s position to…
  • Oct 14

    What can a family law appellate lawyer do for my case?

    What can a family law appellate lawyer do for my case?
    Yes, family law appellate lawyers handle appeals to the Texas court of appeals or the Texas Supreme Court. We read records, write briefs, and make oral arguments.  We research rules and analyze case opinions. But, adding an appellate…
  • Sep 30

    Would living in Texas have been better for Mr. Hamm in his Oklahoma divorce?

    Would living in Texas have been better for Mr. Hamm in his Oklahoma divorce?
    The Harold Hamm divorce in Oklahoma is getting a lot of media attention right now. The divorce trial has started and the wife is making allegations that the husband’s company is rewriting history to downplay his role in the…
Rank this Week: 892

Switchboard

Switchboard

Covers global warming, energy and climate issues, pollution and oil dependence. From the Natural Resources Defense Council.

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
Rank this Week: 967

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Covers employment law issues in the restaurant industry. By Berke-Weiss & Pechman LLP.

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 739

The United States Agricultural…

The United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog

Covers agricultural law and policy news. By the American Agricultural Law Association.

http://www.agandfoodlaw.com/
  • Oct 28

    HSUS Launches Farm Animal Reward Hotline

    HSUS Launches Farm Animal Reward Hotline
    --> Posted October 28, 2014 The Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) has launched a hotline to report cruelty and neglect, according to a HSUS release available here. Feedstuffs also published an article available here.The hotline will…
  • Oct 27

    Law Center to Host GMO Labeling Webinar

    Law Center to Host GMO Labeling Webinar
    Posted October 27, 2014 The Agricultural & Food Law Consortium will host the Mandatory GMO Labeling Laws: Overview and Status of Current Legal Issues webinar from 2:30 to 3:30 (EST) on Wednesday, November 19. Within the past decade,…
  • Oct 24

    Senators Requesting Immediate Withdrawal of New CWA Regulation

    Senators Requesting Immediate Withdrawal of New CWA Regulation
    --> Posted October 24, 2014 U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Republican members of the Senate Agriculture Committee have requested that the newly released agriculture rule released in conjunction with the Waters of the United…
Rank this Week: 830

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Oct 28

    Canada’s New “Anti-Terrorism” Bill: Responding to the Courts, Not the Attack

    Canada’s New “Anti-Terrorism” Bill: Responding to the Courts, Not the Attack
    The government yesterday introduced Bill C-44, the Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act. While some were expecting significant new surveillance, decreased warrant thresholds, and detention measures, this bill is a response to several…
  • Oct 27

    Responding to the Attacks: Why We Need to Resist Quick-Fix Anti-Terrorism Measure

    Responding to the Attacks: Why We Need to Resist Quick-Fix Anti-Terrorism Measure
    Two shocking terror attacks on Canadian soil, one striking at the very heart of the Canadian parliament buildings and both leaving behind dead soldiers. Office buildings, shopping centres, and classrooms placed under lockdown for hours with…
  • Oct 27

    Responding to the Attacks: Why We Need to Resist Quick-Fix Anti-Terrorism Measure

    Responding to the Attacks: Why We Need to Resist Quick-Fix Anti-Terrorism Measure
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on October 25, 2014 as Why We Need To Resist Quick-Fix Anti-Terrorism Measures Two shocking terror attacks on Canadian soil, one striking at the very heart of the Canadian parliament buildings and both leaving…
Rank this Week: 677

Cooper Elder Law

Cooper Elder Law

Covers Ohio estate planning, nursing home protection and qualifying for veterans benefits. By Thom L. Cooper Company, LPA.

http://cooperelderlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Oct 28

    Estate Planning for the Modern Farming Family

    Estate Planning for the Modern Farming Family
    By: Senior Attorney Dan Vu I have always found that farming families are more aware of the importance of proper estate planning than the general population. This is perhaps, because most farmers have a story or two of an estate plan that went…
  • Oct 21

    How Can You Reduce or Avoid High Trust Taxes?

    How Can You Reduce or Avoid High Trust Taxes?
    By Sandra K. Dennison, CPA A recent article in the Wall Street Journal describes a strategy to avoid taxes when you put money into a trust and when you take it out. Here’s a summary of how it works: In cases where Mom & Dad’s…
  • Sep 30

    Estate Planning for the Modern Farming Family

    Estate Planning for the Modern Farming Family
    By: Senior Attorney Dan Vu I have always found that farming families are more aware of the importance of proper estate planning than the general population. This is perhaps, because most farmers have a story or two of an estate plan that went…
Rank this Week: 935

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Covers medical malpractice, auto accident, work injury, and wrongful death cases.

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
  • Oct 28

    Over 14 million dollars awarded in birth injury lawsuit

    Over 14 million dollars awarded in birth injury lawsuit
    An Ohio jury has awarded $14.5 million to a boy who suffered a birth injury. The jury returned the verdict against a hospital and doctor in favor of the 11-year-old boy and his mother, Stephanie Stewart. The child suffered a brain hemorrhage…
  • Oct 24

    New Illinois law allows workers to sue third-party service organization

    New Illinois law allows workers to sue third-party service organization
    On June 5, 2014, Senate Bill 3287 passed both houses of the Illinois legislature and was signed into law by Governor Quinn, becoming Public Act 98-33. The law eliminates immunity for third-party maintenance or service corporations from…
  • Oct 21

    Infection rates in Iillinois hospitals may bring Medicare penaltie

    Infection rates in Iillinois hospitals may bring Medicare penaltie
    This fall, Medicare payments may be docked for six or more Illinois hospitals as the government cracks down on infections and other injuries to patients. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, which has one of the highest rates of hospital-acquired…
Rank this Week: 998

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

Covers workers' compensation procedures. By Lee Law Offices.

http://www.northcarolinaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 28

    Ebola and Dangerous Health Care Working Condition

    Ebola and Dangerous Health Care Working Condition
    With two nurses from Dallas, another doctor from New York, and now with another nurse being quarantined after providing services to Ebola patients in West Africa, working conditions for health care workers are under scrutiny. The…
  • Oct 26

    Can Injured Workers Recover Damages for Pain and Suffering?

    Can Injured Workers Recover Damages for Pain and Suffering?
    In the event of a workplace accident, victims do not have to prove that the company or another employee was at fault. Even if the injured worker was ultimately responsible for the accident, he or she is still entitled to workers'…
  • Oct 23

    Gits Mfg. Co. v. Frank - Disability Under Odd-Lot Doctrine

    Gits Mfg. Co. v. Frank - Disability Under Odd-Lot Doctrine
    While most workers' compensation claims are going to hinge heavily on the degree to which a person is injured, there is another consideration: employment potential. This is where the "odd-lot" doctrine comes into play. This is a legal…
Rank this Week: 960

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

http://garethsfirstlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    A step closer to Sharemax successor`s shareholder register

    A step closer to Sharemax successor`s shareholder register
    A step closer to Sharemax successor`s shareholder registerNGHC dismisses bulk of Nova, Frontier and Centro’s interlocutory application. A swift judgment in the North Gauteng High Court (NGHC) has paved the way for Moneyweb’s…
  • Oct 28

    Nova Property CEO on Absa, Grindrod funding issue

    Nova Property CEO on Absa, Grindrod funding issue
    Nova Property CEO on Absa, Grindrod funding issuesDominique Haese says "funding is in no way related to the Sharemax or SARS issues."ANDRIES VAN ZYL: You are listening to RSG Geldsake presented by Moneyweb.The Sharemax property…
  • Oct 28

    LETTER FROM LONDON: A snub and a murder raise unfortunate headline

    LETTER FROM LONDON: A snub and a murder raise unfortunate headline
    LETTER FROM LONDON: A snub and a murder raise unfortunate headlines | Columnists | BDliveSA made the headlines in the UK for all the wrong reasons again on Monday morning. The top news items, rightly so, were on the killing of Bafana…
Rank this Week: 782

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

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

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
  • Oct 28

    MLive Media Group endorses Zahra, Redford, & Viviano for MSC

    MLive Media Group endorses Zahra, Redford, & Viviano for MSC
    The MLive Media Group Editorial Board has endorsed incumbents Brian Zahra and David Viviano and Kent County Circuit Court Judge James Robert Redford in next Tuesday's election for the Michigan Supreme Court.
  • Oct 28

    MSC proposes to overhaul the rules for MSC appeal

    MSC proposes to overhaul the rules for MSC appeal
    A new sheriff arrived at the Michigan Supreme Court last year, and he's been doing a lot of work on, and a lot of thinking about, how the Court processes its own case load.  It can be no coincidence that one year after new Michigan…
  • Oct 27

    COA holds that medical marijuana users are entitled to unemployment benefits even if fired for failing a drug test

    COA holds that medical marijuana users are entitled to unemployment benefits even if fired for failing a drug test
    The Michigan Court of Appeals held that workers who were terminated for failing a drug test were entitled to unemployment benefits because they had a valid medical marijuana card. The court heard Braska v. Challenge Mfg. Co., No. 313932, Kemp…
Rank this Week: 422