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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/
  • Nov 19

    225th Anniversary of the Mother Court

    225th Anniversary of the Mother Court
    The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York celebrated its 225th anniversary earlier this month, with the festivities shown in this video from the U.S. Courts. Featuring historical artifacts as well as interviews with…
  • Nov 18

    Law Library of Congress and HeinOnline Team Up to Offer Free Access to Historical Federal Primary Law

    Law Library of Congress and HeinOnline Team Up to Offer Free Access to Historical Federal Primary Law
    The Law Library of Congress and Willaim S. Hein & Co., Inc. recently announced that they will partner to to offer free online access to historical U.S. legal materials, including the United States Code, U.S. Reports, Code of Federal…
  • Nov 17

    Happy 225th Anniversary to “Mother Court”

    Happy 225th Anniversary to “Mother Court”
    from Third Branch News Blog – A 225th anniversary ceremony honoring the first-ever federal court session held under the U.S. Constitution and Judiciary Act, was held Nov. 4th in the ceremonial courtroom of the U.S. District Court for…
Rank this Week: 733

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

Covers securities fraud cases, investment fraud practices and securities industry regulations.

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • Nov 19

    Travis Wetzel Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

    Travis Wetzel Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud
    According to the States Attorney for the District of Maryland, a former LPL broker, Travis Wetzel, pled guilty to wire fraud and money laundering in a scheme that defrauded an elderly client. According to the plea agreement, between July…
  • Nov 12

    Massachusetts Regulator Investigates Realty Capital Securities’ REIT Sale

    Massachusetts Regulator Investigates Realty Capital Securities’ REIT Sale
    According to InvestmentNews, Massachusetts secretary, William Galvin, is investigating how Realty Capital Securities sold nontraded REITs. Mr. Galvin’s office includes the Massachusetts securities division and is specifically looking at…
  • Nov 11

    Investigation involving City Capital Corporation

    Investigation involving City Capital Corporation
    Have you suffered investment losses in City Capital Corporation? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help by filing a claim against the broker dealer that sold you the investment. The SEC recently filed a complaint against the CEO of…
Rank this Week: 282

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
Rank this Week: 446

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

Features motor vehicle and lemon law issues, news and updates. By Ronald Burdge.

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

    A Job Well Done

    A Job Well Done
    And we all love cake!If you have a lemon car, let us make the manufacturer take it back and refund your money.That's what we did today. And here's what a very happy client dropped off to give thanks and for our staff to enjoy (and we will,…
  • Nov 10

    The Farmer's Son, a Veteran, and a War Long Ago

    The Farmer's Son, a Veteran, and a War Long Ago
    Every Veterans Day we pause to thank those who served and to reflect on the meaning of this day by republishing an article written several years ago, to give tribute to the veterans in all of our families - and all the veterans who have…
  • Nov 10

    Giving Back Is Important to Them, and to You

    Giving Back Is Important to Them, and to You
    2,000 Empty Bins Being Passed Out to VolunteersThis year, just as our entire staff has for the last three years, our office is joining with Fairhaven Church in its annual Christmas Gift campaign.This will be the fourth year that the local…
Rank this Week: 757

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/
  • Nov 19

    Schlumberger is Sanctioned for Lawsuit Against Former Employee

    Schlumberger is Sanctioned for Lawsuit Against Former Employee
          We are seeing more and more lawsuits against an employee after s/he leaves an employer. Some of these suits have basis, some do not. In Schlumberger v. Rutherford, we see a lawsuit that lacked basis. Charlotte Rutherford…
  • Nov 18

    "Fix the Court" Does not Want a True Fix

    "Fix the Court" Does not Want a True Fix
            As a country, most of us subscribe to certain precepts. These certain precepts keep things running in our country. One of those precepts is that the U.S. Supreme Court is the final arbiter of constitutional issues.…
  • Nov 17

    The Ugly Side of Practicing Law

    The Ugly Side of Practicing Law
    There is a seamy side to lawsuits. I am sure this seamy side has been around ever since the Medieval days when representatives were hired because they were better criers. In the San Antonio Express News is a report about immigration lawyers…
Rank this Week: 573

Federalist Society Multimedia…

Federalist Society Multimedia Archive

Audio of recent events, speeches and conferences of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.

http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/page/multimedia-from-past-federalist-society-events-2014
Rank this Week: 766

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

Covers vehicle accidents, clergy abuse, personal injury and wrongful death. By Bisnar & Chase.

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    Toddler Suffers Severe Facial Injuries In Riverside Dog Attack

    Toddler Suffers Severe Facial Injuries In Riverside Dog Attack
    A 1-year-old boy identified as Kaidyn Sutton suffered severe facial injuries after a dog attacked him in a Riverside County park on November 14, 2014. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the incident occurred at Primrose Park…
  • Nov 18

    Elderly Pedestrian Struck By Elderly Driver In Costa Mesa

    Elderly Pedestrian Struck By Elderly Driver In Costa Mesa
    A 92-year-old man was critically injured in a Costa Mesa pedestrian accident after a 95-year-old driver struck him. According to a news report in the Daily Pilot, the injury collision occurred near the intersection of Baker Street and Loren…
  • Nov 17

    Wrong-Way Crash On OC Freeway Involves Suspected DUI Driver

    Wrong-Way Crash On OC Freeway Involves Suspected DUI Driver
    A wrong-way crash in Costa Mesa left at least one person seriously injured. According to a news report in the Daily Pilot, the incident occurred early morning on November 9, 2014 when a woman in a Toyota SUV drove onto the northbound 405…
Rank this Week: 57

Pennsylvania Family Law

Pennsylvania Family Law

Updates, events, and useful tips surrounding family law issues. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://pafamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Nov 19

    ALL IN THE FAMILY: SUING MOM AND DAD FOR COLLEGE

    ALL IN THE FAMILY: SUING MOM AND DAD FOR COLLEGE
    College support is back in the news as a young woman resident in New Jersey has sued her parents to contribute to her undergraduate education at Philadelphia’s Temple University.  The case brings us to revisit the question of how…
  • Nov 19

    NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH

    NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH
    Leslie Spoltore, one of our partners in our Wilmington office, posted President Barack Obama’s proclamation making November National Adoption Month. Family law is an area which often deals with difficult issues and outcomes where…
  • Nov 12

    THE CHALLENGE OF DUELING JURISDICTIONS IN CHILD CUSTODY CASES

    THE CHALLENGE OF DUELING JURISDICTIONS IN CHILD CUSTODY CASES
    A recent published decision issued on November 7 addressed the question of how a Pennsylvania Court is to act when a Court of another state refuses to relinquish jurisdiction.  The facts are absorbing to say the least. Mother and Father…
Rank this Week: 972

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/
  • Nov 19

    SEC Publishes Its 2014 Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program Annual Report

    SEC Publishes Its 2014 Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program Annual Report
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission published its annual report on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program yesterday.  The Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program was created with the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010 and aims to…
  • Nov 17

    Supreme Court To Decide Two Key False Claims Act Question

    Supreme Court To Decide Two Key False Claims Act Question
    The Supreme Court is stepping into the fray to decide two important procedural issues related to the False Claims Act (FCA).  The Supreme Court is currently accepting briefing in Kellogg Brown & Root v. United States ex rel. Carter,…
  • Nov 5

    Dignity Health Agrees to Reimburse the Government $37 Million for Allegedly Overbilling Medicare and TRICARE Program

    Dignity Health Agrees to Reimburse the Government $37 Million for Allegedly Overbilling Medicare and TRICARE Program
    On October 31, 2014, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that one of the largest hospital systems in the country, Dignity Health (Dignity), agreed to pay the government $37 million to resolve allegations that it overcharged the…
Rank this Week: 899

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
  • Nov 19

    Johnson v. United States - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Johnson v. United States - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On November 5, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument inJohnson v. United States. This case concerns whether mere possession of a short-barreled shotgun should be treated as a violent felony under the Armed Career Criminal Act. To…
  • Nov 11

    Omnicare v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Omnicare v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On November 3, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument inOmnicare v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund. This case concerns Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933, which authorizes suit by a purchaser of…
  • Oct 27

    Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On October 8, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument inIntegrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk. This case concerns whether time employees spend undergoing mandatory security screenings after work is compensable under the Fair Labor…
Rank this Week: 823

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Nov 19

    Magna Carta Exhibit in Washington, D.C.

    Magna Carta Exhibit in Washington, D.C.
    The Law Library of Congress has organized a magnificent exhibit of the Magna Carta for the 800th Anniversary of that document. If you're going to the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, plan to get over to...
  • Nov 18

    Mr. Patrick Lipton Robinson of Jamaica Has Been Elected to the ICJ

    Mr. Patrick Lipton Robinson of Jamaica Has Been Elected to the ICJ
    The U.N. General Assembly and Security Council have elected Mr. Patrick Lipton Robinson of Jamaica as a member of the International Court of Justice. He will serve a nine-year term that begins on February 6, 2015. Mr. Robinson is the...
  • Nov 18

    Human Rights Watch Urges U.N. Security Council to Refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court

    Human Rights Watch Urges U.N. Security Council to Refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court
    The United Nations Security Council should act on a historic General Assembly resolution by referring the situation in North Korea to the International Criminal Court, Human Rights Watch said today. On November 18, 2014, the General Assembly…
Rank this Week: 578

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

http://www.maritimeinjury.com/
  • Nov 19

    MYKONOS SEAS Crewman medevaced

    MYKONOS SEAS Crewman medevaced
    A Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopter medevaced an injured crewman from the bulk carrier MYKONOS SEAS located approximately 75 miles southeast of Cold Bay, AK on November 16, 2014. The 17th District Coast Guard Command Center, received a call…
  • Nov 18

    Intoxicated Captain arrested.

    Intoxicated Captain arrested.
    A crew-member aboard the vessel POLAR BEAR called 911 to report that the highly intoxicated captain had run the landing craft aground on Gull Island, near Kodiak, AK harbor. The Kodiak police reported receiving the 911 call on November 16,…
  • Nov 14

    Design Flaw in Ferry Tacoma

    Design Flaw in Ferry Tacoma
    A power surge caused by a design flaw destroyed the power cables in the ferry's circuit breaker control, causing the ship to lose power as it approached Bainbridge Island on July 29, 2014. According to Lynne Griffith, Assistant Secretary for…
Rank this Week: 825

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/
  • Nov 19

    Kluwer Study Guides for Pitt Law student

    Kluwer Study Guides for Pitt Law student
    The School of Law administration and the Barco Law Library have been working for the past six months on a pilot program to make available the study guides published by Wolters Kluwer as a digital package available to Pitt Law students. This…
  • Nov 13

    Ebola info

    Ebola info
    The Homeland Security Digital Library is a hub for information about the Ebola virus. Searching the HSDL online catalog for "ebola virus", turns up hundreds of links to government information from the National Library of Medicine, the…
  • Nov 12

    PacerPro Live Webinar

    PacerPro Live Webinar
    On Tuesday, Nov. 18 at noon PacerPro is hosting a tutorial that will teach you how to use PacerPro, including conducting a boolean search, batch downloading.  PacerPro provides an advanced, user-friendly interface alternative to the…
Rank this Week: 676

The Divorce Blog

The Divorce Blog

Covers divorce and family law news. By Kevin W. Chern.

http://www.totaldivorce.com/blog
  • Nov 19

    New Oklahoma Divorce Classes Law Begin

    New Oklahoma Divorce Classes Law Begin
    A new law took effect in Oklahoma on November 1 that requires divorcing couples to attend a class if underage children are involved. Couples with children, age 18 or under, seeking divorce on grounds of incompatibility will have to take a…
  • Nov 11

    $1 Billion Verdict in Oil Tycoon Harold Hamm Divorce

    $1 Billion Verdict in Oil Tycoon Harold Hamm Divorce
    In one of the biggest U.S. divorce judgments, Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm has been ordered to pay his ex-wife nearly $1 billion in their divorce settlement, according to a court filing on Monday. Oklahoma Special Judge Howard…
  • Nov 7

    Supreme Court Urged to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage

    Supreme Court Urged to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage
    There is a serious push for the Superior Court to again consider the constitutionality of same-sex marriage after a federal appeals court upheld bans in four states on Thursday. A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in…
Rank this Week: 273

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 618

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
Rank this Week: 780

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

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

http://www.medval.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 249

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers constitutional rights, criminal law, and DUI topics. By William Weinberg.

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    California Proposition 47 Lawyer In Orange County

    California Proposition 47 Lawyer In Orange County
    California Proposition 47, Do You Qualify? California Proposition 47 is a recently approved law, which allows many individuals who have criminal convictions, to reduce their felony conviction(s) to misdemeanor convictions. Further, it allows…
  • Nov 3

    Identity Theft And Other Related Fraud Charges In Orange County

    Identity Theft And Other Related Fraud Charges In Orange County
    Identity Theft Identity theft is defined in Penal Code 530.5 and is described as follows: The willful taking of someone’s personal identity information for the purpose of securing credit, money, services or property, in their name for…
  • Oct 21

    Who Can Get A License To Carry A Concealed Weapon in California

    Who Can Get A License To Carry A Concealed Weapon in California
    As a Criminal Defense Lawyer, practicing law for more than 20 years in Orange County California, I am often asked about the law as it pertains to legally carrying a concealed weapon.  While my practice does not include assisting people…
Rank this Week: 745

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

Covers various accident, injury, and medical malpractice topics including nursing home abuse and wrongful death. By Farber Law Group.

http://www.washingtoninjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    Young children can suffer serious side effects after drinking energy drink

    Young children can suffer serious side effects after drinking energy drink
    A new study presented by the American Heart Association reveals that poison control centers field thousands of call after children accidentally consume so-called "energy drinks" containing high amounts of caffeine. Consumption of energy…
  • Nov 10

    Washington Fire Marshall: keep your family safe from electrical fire

    Washington Fire Marshall: keep your family safe from electrical fire
    The Office of the Washington State Fire Marshal released a bulletin reminding Washington residents to take steps to avoid home electrical fires. According to the bulletin, there are 280 fire fatalities every year due to residential fires. An…
  • Nov 4

    Dropped tape measure results in fatal head injury

    Dropped tape measure results in fatal head injury
    A taped measure dropped by a construction worker who was working 50 stories up in a high rise has resulted in the death of a man who was delivering sheet rock to the construction site. The New York Post reports that Gary Anderson, 58, was…
Rank this Week: 541

Chicago Illinois Car Accident…

Chicago Illinois Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoillinoiscaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    Fatal Interstate 290 Rollover Crash Near Hillside

    Fatal Interstate 290 Rollover Crash Near Hillside
    There was a fatal single-vehicle crash on Interstate 290 late Tuesday night near Hillside. According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident happened as the vehicle was traveling eastbound on I-290 when it rolled over at…
  • Nov 16

    “Wrong-Way Driver” Crash On The Kennedy

    “Wrong-Way Driver” Crash On The Kennedy
    There was a Chicago “wrong-way driver” accident on the Kennedy Expressway early Sunday morning, November 16, 2014. According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident happened in the northbound lanes of I-90/94 at…
  • Nov 10

    Bicyclist Dies Following Accident In Lake View

    Bicyclist Dies Following Accident In Lake View
    A bicyclist has died from his injuries following a Chicago bicycle accident that happened on September 27, 2014. The man, Joseph Korner, 78, of Chicago, died on November 6 at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. According to Chicago…
Rank this Week: 989

A Georgia Lawyer

A Georgia Lawyer

Forms, news, musings and commentary from a lawyer working for consumers and injured people.

http://ageorgialawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

    Solgar Inc. Recalls Dietary Supplement

    Solgar Inc. Recalls Dietary Supplement
    The product, ABC Dophilus Powder, was found to contain the fungus rhizopus oryzae, which is linked to the infection mucormycosis. The federal Centers for Disease Control tested the powder after the October death of a preterm infant who had…
  • Nov 7

    AMP Citrate Ingredient Causes Concern

    AMP Citrate Ingredient Causes Concern
    From USA Today:News reports are mentioning AMP citrate, which some consider to be a close cousin of DMAA. AMP citrate is sometimes referred to as methylpentanamine.  Scientists in the United States and the Netherlands testing…
  • Nov 7

    Supplements safe after FDA recall? Don't count on it

    Supplements safe after FDA recall? Don't count on it
    This article from the Los Angeles Times is worth a read: Several months after supplements were recalled for being illegally laced with prescription drugs, researchers bought them off the shelves and from the online inventories of…
Rank this Week: 794

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Nov 19

    Conflict Minerals Rule Heads For Panel Rehearing

    Conflict Minerals Rule Heads For Panel Rehearing
    Which means a redo of the argument. We'll outsource, via Corporate Counsel, to Cooley: The D.C. Circuit court of Appeals...
  • Nov 18

    Bainbridge on Fee-Shifting Bylaw

    Bainbridge on Fee-Shifting Bylaw
    5 days ago the WSJ published an opinion piece on Delaware's fee shifting bylaws. I read it with interest, thinking...
  • Nov 17

    Battling A SIFI Designation

    Battling A SIFI Designation
    Over at DealBook, I've got a take on MetLife's claim that it will be suing over its designation as a...
Rank this Week: 95

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 585

Record on Appeal

Record on Appeal

Focuses on case law analysis, appellate events, and other topics in the area of appellate law. By Rebecca A. Copeland.

http://www.recordonappeal.com/
  • Nov 19

    Courts Must Consider Refusal to Participate In Mediation in Assessing Attorneys’ Fees in Condominium Dispute

    Courts Must Consider Refusal to Participate In Mediation in Assessing Attorneys’ Fees in Condominium Dispute
    On November 13, 2014, the HAWSCT issued its unanimous opinion in Association of Apartment Owners of Discovery Bay v. Mitchell, SCWC-11-0000151, a case we designated as a writ to watch here, vacating the ICA’s decision and remanding to the…
  • Nov 17

    County has no legal duty to maintain record

    County has no legal duty to maintain record
    On November 13, 2014, the HAWSCT issued its unanimous opinion in Molfino v. Yuen, SCWC-10-0000150, a case we designated as a writ to watch here, refusing to impose a common law duty of reasonable care requiring a county planning department to…
  • Nov 14

    The Appellate Record, November 2014

    The Appellate Record, November 2014
    The November 2014 issue of The Appellate Record, the official newsletter of the HSBA Appellate Section, contains summaries of recent Hawaii opinions and many appeal practice pointers and other advice given by the Section's panelists at the…
Rank this Week: 982

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
Rank this Week: 819

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

Covers boating safety and laws. By Dwayne Clark and Kristen Watson.

http://lawboat.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

    Florida Deadly Boating Accident - Maritime Lawyer

    Florida Deadly Boating Accident - Maritime Lawyer
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida Fish and Wildlife officials are investigating after a deadly boating accident three miles east of Boca Chita Key Sunday. According to FWC’s Jorge Pino, a 23-foot MAKO capsized when a wave swamped the…
  • Nov 19

    Carnival Cruise Lines hopes keeping you…

    Carnival Cruise Lines hopes keeping you connected to your everyday life will convince you to get away from it all. According to a press release, Carnival plans to install new, higher-speed wireless internet service on its 101 cruise ships to…
  • Feb 3

    Jacksovnille Dredging Project

    Jacksovnille Dredging Project
    Congresswoman Corrine Brown and Congressman Ander Crenshaw are still pushing to get the project for the deepening of the St. Johns River in the Water Resources Development Act Conference Report. The legislators sent a bipartisan Congressional…
Rank this Week: 625

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

Covers current events in divorce. By John E. Harding.

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Nov 19

    Be Wary Ye Paternity Payor Who Returns To The Family

    Be Wary Ye Paternity Payor Who Returns To The Family
    When a published opinion starts with “family law is not getting any easier” in the first paragraph and “the question is of first impression in California”in the second paragraph you know something big is about to…
  • Nov 11

    Interpreting Court Order

    Interpreting Court Order
    An unpublished opinion out of San Diego County gives an intriguing analysis of interpreting the language in family law court orders that could be considered ambiguous. Denny and Catherine got divorced in 2009. The court ordered Denny to pay…
  • Oct 31

    Dem Cat

    Dem Cat
    If you come by to visit us at our Pleasanton office you are going to see a lot of cats around the property. Well, not a lot, but four or five. Turns out we have become home base for a colony of feral cats. The pictures you see are of some of…
Rank this Week: 935

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Nov 19

    Well, yes, I do have fun

    Well, yes, I do have fun
    I hate @RonColeman because he has more fun practicing law than I get to have. http://t.co/PRr7hJMbwA Hate. Hate. Hate. — The Original SPQR (@SPQRzilla) October 27, 2014 Yes, it looks like a lot of fun, doesn’t it? Sometimes it is.…
  • Nov 17

    NFL punts in “Big game”

    NFL punts in “Big game”
    Originally posted 2007-05-25 13:34:06. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe NFL is a lot of things, but I never thought it was stupid. It turns out that it isn’t. The Sports Blog reports: Remember that stupid effort by the NFL to…
  • Nov 17

    Insta-Greeting

    Insta-Greeting
    Originally posted 2005-01-05 20:48:00. Republished by Blog Post PromoterIf you’ve got a modem, you might get a link: It doesn’t get any better for a blogger on his third day in business. Now I feel a little guilty, though. It will…
Rank this Week: 115

Total Injury Blog

Total Injury Blog

Covers car accident cases, and personal injury cases in the news. By Kevin W. Chern.

http://www.totalinjury.com/blog
  • Nov 19

    Tracy Morgan Suffered “Traumatic Brain Injury” in Crash

    Tracy Morgan Suffered “Traumatic Brain Injury” in Crash
    The brain injury Tracy Morgan sustained in a highway accident more than five months ago is so severe that it is unclear if he will be “the Tracy Morgan he once was,” according to his lawyer on Tuesday. Attorney Benedict Morelli…
  • Nov 10

    Nissan and Honda Issue Updated Air Bag Recall

    Nissan and Honda Issue Updated Air Bag Recall
    Nissan Motor Co is expanding the number of automobiles recalled in the United States for defective passenger air bags. The recall is effective in 12 U.S. states and territories with high humidity levels and is an addition to a previous recall…
  • Nov 4

    $50 Million Sought in NCAA Class Action Suit

    $50 Million Sought in NCAA Class Action Suit
    A former Texas football player with early onset Alzheimer’s disease is the head plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against the NCAA that could peak at $50 million in compensation. Julius Whittier, 64, is personally seeking $5 million…
Rank this Week: 202

The Florida Legal Blog

The Florida Legal Blog

Focuses Florida appellate and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals decisions. By Jeffrey Kuntz.

http://www.floridalegalblog.org/
  • Nov 19

    Certiorari Requires Irreparable Harm

    Certiorari Requires Irreparable Harm
    In Stockinger, et al v. Zeilberger, et al (3D14-550), the Third District dismissed a petition for writ of certiorari for lack of jurisdiction. The court stated explained the requirements for certiorari jurisdiction as follows:To invoke this…
  • Oct 30

    Trust Account Wire Receipts Are Not Privileged

    Trust Account Wire Receipts Are Not Privileged
    In Sweetapple, Broeker & Varkas, P.L. v. Simmon (3D14-1543), the Third District addressed whether trust account wire receipts showing transfers to Sweetapple, Broeker & Varkas, P.L. (“the Firm”) are…
  • Oct 30

    Florida Supreme Court Removes County Court Judge From Bench

    Florida Supreme Court Removes County Court Judge From Bench
    Today in Inquiry Concerning a Judge, No. 11-550 RE: Judith W. Hawkins (No. SC12-2495), the Florida Supreme Court considered the recommendations of the Judicial Qualifications Commission with regard to "alleged violations of the Code…
Rank this Week: 835

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Nov 19

    PERS Still Massively Underfunded Despite Stock Market Hitting All-Time High

    PERS Still Massively Underfunded Despite Stock Market Hitting All-Time High
    Steve Wilson at Mississippi Watchdog recently wrote here about how Mississippi’s pension system ranks nationally. From the article: A new report by nonprofit State Budget Solutions says Mississippi’s Public Employees’…
  • Nov 17

    November Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    November Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the November issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter: $4,568,116 verdict- Hinds County products liability case discussed here (10/7/14); $484,481 verdict- Harrison County medical…
  • Nov 11

    U.S. Supreme Court Reverses 5th Circuit in a Jim Waide §1983 Action

    U.S. Supreme Court Reverses 5th Circuit in a Jim Waide §1983 Action
    On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a 5th Circuit decision that affirmed the District Court’s grant of summary judgment in Johnson v. City of Shelby. Here is the Court’s per curiam Opinion. The plaintiffs worked as police…
Rank this Week: 293

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Nov 19

    Court Torpedos 911-Related Negligence Claim

    Court Torpedos 911-Related Negligence Claim
    Under the Governmental Tort Liability Act (“GTLA”), governmental entities are immune from lawsuits that arise from the “exercise and discharge” of their functions. There are a very few, specific exceptions to the…
  • Nov 10

    Nuanced Determination Required to Distinguish Health Care Liability Claims from Ordinary Tort Claim

    Nuanced Determination Required to Distinguish Health Care Liability Claims from Ordinary Tort Claim
                  Not all claims brought against health care providers fall under the Tennessee Health Care Liability Act (THCLA), and a recent case from the Tennessee Court of Appeals gives crucial…
  • Nov 7

    Offer of Judgment Cannot Be Revoked During 10-Day Window

    Offer of Judgment Cannot Be Revoked During 10-Day Window
    The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently took up a civil procedure issue of first impression in the state. In McGinnis v. Cox, No. M2014-00102-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Oct. 31, 2014), the issue presented was“[w]hether a Rule 68 offer of…
Rank this Week: 234

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

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

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticeattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 106

Searcy Law Blog

Searcy Law Blog

Features opinions, editorials, and factual reporting in connection with injured victims, defective products, law, drug recall, and other related topics. By Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA.

http://www.searcylaw.com/what-you-should-know/practice-area-blog/
  • Nov 19

    Converse Catastrophe: Chuck Taylor All Star Doppelganger

    Converse Catastrophe: Chuck Taylor All Star Doppelganger
    Admit it, how many of us covet Converse, that classic American sneaker with a studly sense of style? Teenagers across the country aspired to own a pair of stitched-canvas, thick-laced, rubber-sole shoes synonymous with the greasers of the…
  • Nov 18

    Young Athletes at Risk? Is there a link between crumb rubber and cancer?

    Young Athletes at Risk? Is there a link between crumb rubber and cancer?
    Concerns are growing faster than the grass that used to cover school athletic fields across the country. That’s because more than 10,000 fields now comprise artificial turf mixed with “crumb rubber” – vulcanized tires…
  • Nov 11

    Takata Air Bags — Hidden and Lethal Weapon

    Takata Air Bags — Hidden and Lethal Weapon
    Takata airbags have been a ticking time bomb and we are only now finding out they have been that way for longer than first suspected. What we know for certain is, there have been four deaths and more than 30 injuries linked to the defective…
Rank this Week: 782

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Nov 19

    McCrum Survives First Motion to Quash Perry Indictment

    McCrum Survives First Motion to Quash Perry Indictment
    Special Prosecutor Mike McCrum has survived an attempt to quash the Rick Perry indictment based on alleged procedural irregularities connected to McCrum's appointment. Courthouse News has the story here. The Order Relating to Authority of…
  • Nov 17

    ABA CJS Task Force Releases Proposed Reforms for Federal Sentencing of Economic Crime

    ABA CJS Task Force Releases Proposed Reforms for Federal Sentencing of Economic Crime
    The American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Task Force on the Reform of Federal Sentencing for Economic Crimes has released its final report. The report contains significant proposed amendments to the existing federal sentencing…
  • Oct 31

    3rd Annual ABA CJS International White Collar Crime Institute

    3rd Annual ABA CJS International White Collar Crime Institute
    Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of once again attending the ABA Criminal Justice Section’s annual International White Collar Crime Institute in London. This year’s event included a host of excellent speakers from around the world…
Rank this Week: 280

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Features developments in labor and employment law. By Daniel A. Schwartz.

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    Three Times a Charm

    Three Times a Charm
    Today, my colleague Marc Herman writes a follow up to his post on October 27th regarding wellness programs. Continuing its publically waged war against wellness programs, the EEOC has, once again, dragged another employer into the litigation…
  • Nov 17

    Expanded Data Breach Duties for Unionized Companie

    Expanded Data Breach Duties for Unionized Companie
    Company data breaches are becoming far too common.  Today, my colleague Jarad Lucan talks about the steps company’s need to take, both pre and post-breach.  If your company has a unionized workforce, you may need to adhere to…
  • Nov 14

    Losing an Election May Entitle Officials to Former Job

    Losing an Election May Entitle Officials to Former Job
    Since we just an election last week, I thought it would be fun to revisit one of my earliest blog posts from back in November 2007 (!). Let me pose a scenario first. Suppose you work for a mid-size employer in the state and decide to run for…
Rank this Week: 258

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Nov 19

    SEC Whistleblower program has historic year

    SEC Whistleblower program has historic year
    On November 17, 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Whistleblower released its 2014 Annual Report to Congress. According to the report, 2014 was a historic year for the SEC Whistleblower program in terms of…
  • Nov 19

    Employees Are Very Reluctant to Report Fraud to Federal Law Enforcement

    Employees Are Very Reluctant to Report Fraud to Federal Law Enforcement
    The Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a…
  • Nov 17

    Tax Whistleblowers Alert: Protecting Tax Whistleblower Rights If You Get a Denial Letter

    Tax Whistleblowers Alert: Protecting Tax Whistleblower Rights If You Get a Denial Letter
    The National Whistleblower Center’s (NWC) Senior Policy Advisor – Dean Zerbe and his law firm ZFF&J – were recently in Tax Court as the first lawyers to litigate in a hearing whether a whistleblower meets the three-part…
Rank this Week: 366

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Nov 19

    USA FREEDOM Act stall

    USA FREEDOM Act stall
    Last evening the Senate voted 58-42 to delay implementation of the USA FREEDOM Act with the goal of reforming, albeit modestly, America's controversial domestic surveillance programs. Despite strong support from the technology industry, rare…
  • Nov 12

    PCLOB: Defining Privacy Interests, 2/2

    PCLOB: Defining Privacy Interests, 2/2
    Panel 2 of today's PCLOB public hearing explored privacy interests within a counterterrorism context with an emphasis on what impact technology has upon it.  The panel was fairly fluid and free-flowing with discussion, but a few salient…
  • Nov 12

    PCLOB: Defining Privacy Interests, 1/2

    PCLOB: Defining Privacy Interests, 1/2
    Today I am attending the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board hearing on "Defining Privacy" here in Washington, DC.  Four sessions are planned for the day, as outlined on the PCLOB agenda, however due to a schedule conflict, I…
Rank this Week: 348

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Nov 19

    A Little Shameless Self Promotion

    A Little Shameless Self Promotion
    It's been about a month and a half since I last posted to the LUPB, but nobody's changed the password on me, so I guess I'm still welcome! For those few of you who might have been following my career...
  • Nov 18

    State of Plains - by Jessica A. Shoemaker

    State of Plains - by Jessica A. Shoemaker
    On this theme of public participation in land use planning and creating community-driven solutions to ecosystem-level challenges, I want to take this post to share a bit more about a particular tool that I have been working on developing…
  • Nov 18

    Growth Management In Canada - by Deborah Curran

    Growth Management In Canada - by Deborah Curran
    The municipal elections concluded in British Columbia on Saturday night. As I watched the results roll in for my region of Greater Victoria where we have 13 municipalities and a large unincorporated rural area I was unconsciously tallying…
Rank this Week: 440

A Connecticut Law Blog

A Connecticut Law Blog

Thoughts on Connecticut Law with a Side of Baseball. By Ryan McKeen.

http://aconnecticutlawblog.com
  • Nov 19

    Fitness Trackers Can And Will Be Used Against You In Court

    Fitness Trackers Can And Will Be Used Against You In Court
    There is not question in my mind that the data that wearables collect will become one of the most significant pieces of evidence injury cases. In order to be successful in prosecuting a claim, lawyers must know both the law and the…
  • Oct 31

    A Post About Lunch

    A Post About Lunch
    "Always plan your day around lunch." - Judge Smith am I writing a post about lunch? Because, when Judge Smith told me to plan my day around lunch - I initially thought he was kidding. I've come to learn that he wasn't. I met Judge Smith at…
  • Sep 30

    Attorney Ryan McKeen Speaking To UConn Law Cla

    Attorney Ryan McKeen Speaking To UConn Law Cla
    Eighteen years ago, on October 1, 1996, REM’s “Monster” tour rolled into Hartford’s Meadows Music theater.  Opening for REM that evening was a far lesser known band called Radiohead. On that warm early fall…
Rank this Week: 929

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers battery, drug crimes, firearm offenses and DWI. By Kathleen M. McCarthy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    How to Defend Yourself Against the Possession of Firearms and Narcotic

    How to Defend Yourself Against the Possession of Firearms and Narcotic
    Firearm laws are clearly defined and strictly enforced in Massachusetts. Anyone wanting to legally possess or carry a firearm must follow strict protocol and carry a firearm identification card, or FID. While gun violation penalties are…
  • Nov 17

    Finding a Restraining Order Defense Attorney in Massachusett

    Finding a Restraining Order Defense Attorney in Massachusett
    If you have been served with a protective order in Boston, you are not alone.  Every year, thousands of Massachusetts citizens, mostly men, are falsely accused of abuse of many kinds, resulting in restraining orders being issued against…
  • Nov 13

    Massachusetts Identity Theft Defense Lawyer

    Massachusetts Identity Theft Defense Lawyer
    The Lawrence Eagle Tribune reports that a Webster woman has been charged with stealing the identity of 22 individuals, some of which belonged to patients at the hospital where she worked. Katherine Benitez, a 54-year-old employee of…
Rank this Week: 515

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 476

Brownn Family Law

Brownn Family Law

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

http://www.mnfamilylawblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    The Latest Family Law ADR Trend: Moderated Settlement Conference

    The Latest Family Law ADR Trend: Moderated Settlement Conference
    Moderated settlement conferences have become a bit of a trend in Minnesota, creating an easier, and more affordable way to resolve a divorce. Many family court judges are encouraging litigants to engage in this form of alternative…
  • Nov 3

    The Law on Annulment v. Divorce in Minnesota

    The Law on Annulment v. Divorce in Minnesota
    The two ways to end a marriage, voluntarily, are annulment and divorce. An annulment is the legal procedure that treats a marriage as if it never existed. It is legally erased. A divorce, however, is the legal dissolution of the marriage.…
  • Oct 27

    The Rights of Unwed Fathers in Minnesota

    The Rights of Unwed Fathers in Minnesota
    You may wonder what happens if you are an unwed father to a newborn. Being a father means, naturally, taking on responsibility for your child, and making sure that you do what’s best for him or her. But what rights do you…
Rank this Week: 483

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Nov 19

    $185 Million Pregnancy Discrimination Award

    $185 Million Pregnancy Discrimination Award
    Discriminating against pregnant employees or employees who oppose discrimination is generally unlawful. That's not news. A California federal jury awarded a woman who worked for AutoZone $872,719 in compensatory damages ($393,759 for past…
  • Nov 18

    Dancers Win Classification Fight with Strip Club

    Dancers Win Classification Fight with Strip Club
    There are a lot of thing you won't find in strip clubs . . . like clothes. But strangely, you find a ton of employment law. In particular, there are a lot of classification issues.Employers have a lot of reasons for classifying workers as…
  • Nov 17

    Teacher's Racist Twitter Rant and the Law

    Teacher's Racist Twitter Rant and the Law
    Have you heard the one about the teacher who got fired over a racist Twitter rant about Ferguson? To recap, she posted some lovely gems, such asWho the (expletive) made you dumb (expletive) crackers think I give a squat (expletive) about your…
Rank this Week: 927

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Nov 19

    New and Notable in the Library’s Recreational Reading Collection

    New and Notable in the Library’s Recreational Reading Collection
    Located on the 2nd floor of Library at the base of the stairs. Michael Hastings, The Last Magazine (Blue Rider Press 2014) LAW-McNaughton Collection (2nd Floor) PS3608.A86147L37 2014 “Hastings was one hell of a journalist, covering wars…
  • Nov 18

    Have You Registered for a Casemaker X Account Yet?

    Have You Registered for a Casemaker X Account Yet?
    One of the “perks” of becoming a member of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) is that you gain access to Casemaker, a subscription legal research database that has state and federal primary law (cases, statutes and…
  • Nov 17

    Security Precautions in the Library

    Security Precautions in the Library
    Theft can be a problem in any building on campus and we remind you to never leave personal belongings unattended in the library. Remember to take valuable items with you when you leave or ask a colleague to watch valuables if you will be gone…
Rank this Week: 696