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North Carolina Estate Planning…

North Carolina Estate Planning Blog

Covers legal issues relating to wealth transfer, asset preservation, probate, and taxation. By Greg Herman-Giddens of Trust Counsel, P.A.

http://www.ncestateplanningblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    Gifting Trends Among Wealthy

    Gifting Trends Among Wealthy
    How and why individuals choose to donate to charities are influenced by several factors. Tax incentives for charitable giving are believed to be driving gifting trends, but there are also personal values and family legacies to consider.…
  • Oct 9

    Same-Sex Marriage Update

    Same-Sex Marriage Update
    On Monday, during its first day in session, the Supreme Court declined to hear seven pending appeals from federal appellate courts regarding same-sex marriage. The denials, which came without comment, mean that there is still no declaration…
  • Sep 10

    Business Succession Options in North Carolina

    Business Succession Options in North Carolina
    Business succession plans address the future growth or disposition of the business upon a planned succession, or the death or incapacitation of the owner. Transitioning a business under these circumstances requires careful review and…
Rank this Week: 625

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense law issues and topics. Published by Southern California criminal defense law corporation, Wallin & Klarich.

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 451

Harvard JD Admissions

Harvard JD Admissions

The Official JD Admissions Blog at Harvard Law School.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions
  • Oct 20

    Inside the Black Box 1: The Admissions Team

    Inside the Black Box 1: The Admissions Team
    This post is the first in a series that will help to demystify the black box of HLS Admissions. To begin with, we would like to reintroduce you to our admissions team. Get to know our staff members, in their own words, below. Jessica Soban is…
  • Sep 15

    Our Application is Live!

    Our Application is Live!
    Hello again! The admissions season has officially begun! To get you started, here are some resources to help you as you apply. Your best source of information over the coming months will be our website. It contains information on…
  • Sep 11

    Get to Know the Class of 2017

    Get to Know the Class of 2017
    Hello everyone! We recently welcomed our 1L class onto campus, and our students are already busy immersing themselves into life at HLS. For those of you preparing to apply this year, take a moment to get to know…
Rank this Week: 494

Searcy Mass Tort

Searcy Mass Tort

Covers medical device and pharmaceutical mass tort issues. By Searcy Denney.

http://www.searcymasstort.com/blog/
  • Oct 20

    Want to Quit Smoking? Avoid Chantix.

    Want to Quit Smoking? Avoid Chantix.
    Chantix, the drug aimed at assisting smokers who want to end their addiction, has been mired in controversy since Pfizer first began selling the drug. First, stories about bizarre behavior began leaking out to the press. One journalist back…
  • Oct 15

    Forced Arbitration Documentary – Watch “Lost in the Fine Print” Here

    Forced Arbitration Documentary – Watch “Lost in the Fine Print” Here
    Lost in the Fine Print is a new short documentary narrated by former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich that tells the story of three everyday people who found themselves trapped in the forced arbitration system – and the impact…
  • Oct 14

    Efficacious FDA? Think Again – Dangerous Stimulant Designer Drugs Proliferate

    Efficacious FDA? Think Again – Dangerous Stimulant Designer Drugs Proliferate
    Democratic governments are simply vehicles for popular expression – they should reflect their citizenry’s preferences and desires and build institutions ready to enact these preferences. When people in the early 18th century…
Rank this Week: 729

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers,…

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. Blog

Covers safety and personal injury news.

http://harrispersonalinjury.com/blog/
  • Oct 20

    Excessive Speed on California Roadway

    Excessive Speed on California Roadway
    Excessive Speed on California Roadways Speeding is becoming an increasingly important topic in Southern California and along the Central Coast. It seems like we’re seeing more one-car, run-off-the-road crashes where excessive speed is…
  • Oct 20

    Pregnant Woman and Children Injured in Goleta Crash

    Pregnant Woman and Children Injured in Goleta Crash
    Pregnant Woman and Children Injured in Goleta Crash On Tuesday, at least three people were injured in a multi-car crash on Highway 101. According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, initial reports indicate that five vehicles were involved in…
  • Oct 20

    Pedestrian Killed in La Jolla Identified

    Pedestrian Killed in La Jolla Identified
    Pedestrian Killed in La Jolla Identified Last week, a woman was struck by a car while exiting her vehicle in La Jolla. The incident happened on the 7700 block of Girard Avenue. According to KUSI News, the victim has been identified as Melissa…
Rank this Week: 942

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
  • Oct 20

    Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc. - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc. - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On October 15, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument inTeva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc. This case concerns whether a district court’s factual finding in support of its construction of a patent claim term may be…
  • Oct 20

    North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On October 14, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument inNorth Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission.  The question in this case is whether the state-action exemption from federal antitrust laws applies to a…
  • Oct 15

    Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Company v. Owen

    Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Company v. Owen
    On October 7, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Company, LLC v. Owens. The question in this case was whether a defendant seeking removal to federal court is required to include evidence…
Rank this Week: 657

When the Abuser Goes to Work

When the Abuser Goes to Work

Offers legal resources for victims of workplace bullying, mobbing and workplace abuse and for employers who are interested in having a workplace where all employees are treated with dignity and respect.

http://abusergoestowork.com/
  • Oct 20

    The Lack of Equal Justice for All

    The Lack of Equal Justice for All
    There was an article in the New York Times recently about the elusiveness of justice for African-Americans in the criminal justice system. I think this is a symptom of a wider problem – the lack of equal…
  • Oct 15

    Alternate Ways to Advocate for Older Worker

    Alternate Ways to Advocate for Older Worker
    For years, older workers in the United States have been subject to epidemic, unaddressed age discrimination. I recently wrote a book, Betrayed: The Legalization of Age Discrimination in the Workplace, which lays out the problem in graphic and…
  • Oct 13

    U.S. Gov: Older Workers Need Not Apply

    U.S. Gov: Older Workers Need Not Apply
    Why is the federal government engaging in systemic, blatant age discrimination in hiring? President Barack H. Obama signed an Executive Order 13562  in 2010 that allows federal agencies to bypass older workers and hire…
Rank this Week: 827

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Oct 20

    BP Cert Petition Denied

    BP Cert Petition Denied
    BP's petition for cert was denied today. You can find the order here. You can find the cert filings at SCOTUSBLOG. The time to review whether this class action settlement was permitted under Rule 23 was when it was originially...
  • Oct 14

    BP's Cert Petition Appealing the Deepwater Horizon Settlement

    BP's Cert Petition Appealing the Deepwater Horizon Settlement
    The papers in the Deepwater Horizon Settlement cert petition are mostly in. The case is BP Exploration & Production Inc. v. Lake Eugenie Land & Development, Inc. -- you can find the documents on SCOTUSBLOG. BP's basic argument is…
  • Oct 14

    The Future of Class Action Litigation: A View from the Consumer Cla

    The Future of Class Action Litigation: A View from the Consumer Cla
    NYU's new Center on Civil Justice is hosting a conference on November 7 titled "The Future of Class Action Litigation: A View from the Consumer Class." Here's a bit more information for those in the area who might be interested...
Rank this Week: 361

McClellan Law Firm Blog

McClellan Law Firm Blog

Covers San Diego brain injuries, car accidents and other personal injury topics.

http://www.mcclellanlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Oct 20

    Car Accident FAQ: Can I Sue if I Wasn't Wearing a Seat Belt?

    Car Accident FAQ: Can I Sue if I Wasn't Wearing a Seat Belt?
    In 2012, the Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) calculated that a total of 159,696 injury collisions occurred in California that year alone. Car accidents happen every day throughout our state and often result in…
  • Oct 13

    Federal Researchers Study Marijuana's Impact on Driving

    Federal Researchers Study Marijuana's Impact on Driving
    With the marijuana legalization movement gaining considerable momentum, states across the country are trying to figure out not only the best and safest ways to implement and enforce marijuana laws, but also how marijuana will affect…
  • Oct 8

    La Jolla Woman Killed While Unloading Vehicle

    La Jolla Woman Killed While Unloading Vehicle
    A woman in La Jolla, California suffered fatal injuries when a car hit her as she unloaded her vehicle on a busy street. The accident occurred midday when a driver backed out of a driveway across the street and struck the victim,…
Rank this Week: 799

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

http://www.andrewdstine.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Oct 9

    Arrests in Palm Beach County for Prostitution

    Arrests in Palm Beach County for Prostitution
    In Florida, the crime of prostitution is punishable by a Misdemeanor and up to a Felony. Florida General Statute 796.07 defines Prostitution and its related applicable terms as follows: (a) “Prostitution” means the giving or…
Rank this Week: 282

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney…

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Florida DUI, drug crimes, and DUI issues. By John P. Guidry II.

http://www.orlandocriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    Where Will Red Light Camera Tickets Go From Here?

    Where Will Red Light Camera Tickets Go From Here?
    The case of the City of Hollywood v. Eric Arem case has sounded the death knell for red light camera citations all across Florida, in that the Fourth DCA has dismissed all citations because the City of Hollywood was subcontracting their…
  • Oct 16

    Red Light Cameras May Soon Be a Thing of the Past

    Red Light Cameras May Soon Be a Thing of the Past
    Some folks would say that technology has made our lives better. After all, without video cameras in the hands of citizens, there would be no way to refute an officer's testimony. And, the DNA testing of evidence in old rape cases has proven…
  • Oct 10

    How SpaghettiOs Can Get You Arrested

    How SpaghettiOs Can Get You Arrested
    Modern technology has blessed us with the ability to question law enforcement in more ways than ever before. We no longer need to "take their word for it". For example, video cameras are on every cell phone. Videos of cops abusing citizens…
Rank this Week: 690

InvestorLawyers.net

InvestorLawyers.net

Covers the right to recover money from dishonest stockbrokers and investment advisers.

http://www.investorlawyers.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 741

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Oct 20

    Art & Law in Chicago

    Art & Law in Chicago
    Our friends at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago sent me an announcement for their 6th Annual Symposium that is taking place in a couple weeks. The theme this time is "Art Meets Law: The Intersection of Art and Intellectual Property"…
  • Oct 18

    Compare and Contrast Approaches to the DMCA

    Compare and Contrast Approaches to the DMCA
    Mike Masnick at Techdirt published two stories this past week that give an interesting comparison in approaches to handling DMCA takedown notices. First, Google came out with its "how we fighr piracy" report. As Masnick notes, there's not…
  • Oct 17

    CBS to HBO: Wait for Us!

    CBS to HBO: Wait for Us!
    Well, this is a surprise: broadcast network CBS has announced it too will offer a subscription service. This is good news and bad news. First, it's good that CBS is figuring out the same logic that finally hit HBO: significant (if not all)…
Rank this Week: 593

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Oct 20

    Law’s Love of Adverb

    Law’s Love of Adverb
    Ah—the maligned adverb. Many writers eschew them. Stephen King, for example, seems to hate them. In his book, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, he writes, “I believe the road to hell is paved with adverbs[.]” He likens them…
  • Oct 18

    Justice Ginsburg on Empowering Oral Argument

    Justice Ginsburg on Empowering Oral Argument
    An interview with Justice Ginsburg appears in the October issue of Elle magazine.  In the article, Justice Ginsburg describes her first oral argument before the United States Supreme Court.  Any advocate could relate to her story: I…
  • Oct 16

    Daubert Has “Teeth” (and a Pulse)

    Daubert Has “Teeth” (and a Pulse)
    The first published case on Wisconsin’s (relatively) new rule on expert opinion testimony has emerged at long last. In 2011 the legislature replaced Wisconsin’s decade’s-old approach with the federal “Daubert…
Rank this Week: 535

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    War On Drugs: Key Figures In CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Now Coming Forward

    War On Drugs: Key Figures In CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Now Coming Forward
    During the beginning of the war on drugs, young African Americans heard rumors of government involvement in the crack-cocaine explosion that outraged LA’s black community. Although it was not openly talked about in the media in the…
  • Oct 17

    Teen Accused of Committing Lewd Act with Stuffed Animal Inside Walmart

    Teen Accused of Committing Lewd Act with Stuffed Animal Inside Walmart
    Police arrested a 19-year-old man for allegedly using a stuffed animal to masturbate inside a Walmart on Tuesday. According to Brooksville Police, the 19-year-old was caught on store cameras just before 3 p.m. acting suspiciously. Reports…
  • Oct 15

    73 Marijuana Plants allegedly Found Growing in Fort White Home – 3 Arrested

    73 Marijuana Plants allegedly Found Growing in Fort White Home – 3 Arrested
    Columbia County detectives served a search warrant on a home in Columbia County on Thursday and allegedly found 73 marijuana plants growing and made three arrests. Police apparently received a tip about the Fort White home, which they allege…
Rank this Week: 238

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 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…
  • Oct 16

    Custody and Visitation Do’s and Don’t

    Custody and Visitation Do’s and Don’t
    Parents going through a divorce or encountering custody or visitation issues can face a very difficult and stressful time. Each custody case is different, and there is no definitive “how-to” guide which will answer every…
  • Oct 16

    Custody and Visitation Do’s and Don’t

    Custody and Visitation Do’s and Don’t
    Parents going through a divorce or encountering custody or visitation issues can face a very difficult and stressful time. Each custody case is different, and there is no definitive “how-to” guide which will answer every…
Rank this Week: 107

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto, Professor Luis E. Chiesa and law student Suzanne McMillan.

http://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Oct 20

    Ebola Scare for Pet

    Ebola Scare for Pet
    Nicole Miraglia Following the death of the first patient diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the United States, the news has been revolving around the outbreak in West Africa and the possible implications for the rest of the world. There are…
  • Oct 20

    Ebola Scare for Pet

    Ebola Scare for Pet
    Nicole Miraglia Following the death of the first patient diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the United States, the news has been revolving around the outbreak in West Africa and the possible implications for the rest of the world. There are…
  • Oct 18

    Cosmetics testing on animals: Do you know as much as an 8th grader?

    Cosmetics testing on animals: Do you know as much as an 8th grader?
    Kathleen Stachowski   Other Nations “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”  ~The Lorax The students were looking forward to my visit, the teacher revealed…
Rank this Week: 786

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Features news and views from Ernester, the Hofstra School of Law Deane Law Library Virtual Cat.

http://deanelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    Study Guide

    Study Guide
    Sometimes you just need a little help preparing for a law school exam.  The Study Guides LibGuide is a list of resources that you can find in the law library by subject and series.Only the most recent edition of each study guide is…
  • Oct 19

    Legal Forms Libguide

    Legal Forms Libguide
    Are you researching for various subject specific forms and would like to have all the resources in one place?  Try the Legal Forms Guide, this guide provides lists of major sets (like Bender's, American Jurisprudence and more),…
  • Oct 17

    Current State Statutes now online

    Current State Statutes now online
    Most of us look online for state statutes anyway.  Now it is official - to get the current statutes for states*, you should look either on Lexis Advance, Westlaw Next, Bloomberg Law or the web.On the web, you can find links to all of the…
Rank this Week: 500

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer…

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, drug recalls, product hazards and family law. By Padove Law.

http://www.indianainjuryandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    Bogner v. Bogner - Indiana Appeals Court Weighs Child Support Change

    Bogner v. Bogner - Indiana Appeals Court Weighs Child Support Change
    Changes in Indiana child support payments are only going to be made in circumstances where the court has held there has been a substantial change in condition and it's in the best interest of the child or children involved. Deviation from…
  • Oct 10

    Hardman v. Hardman - Allocation of Child Tuition Expenses in Divorce Settlement

    Hardman v. Hardman - Allocation of Child Tuition Expenses in Divorce Settlement
    Most parents want to ensure their children have the best possible chance of success as an independent adult, and that means having a solid education. However, there are many varying schools of thought about what a good education looks like -…
  • Sep 18

    In re J.T. - Grandparent Visitation in Indiana a Long Shot

    In re J.T. - Grandparent Visitation in Indiana a Long Shot
    It's been 14 years since the U.S. Supreme Court's watershed ruling in a grandparent visitation dispute. In the years since, Indiana courts have still struggled to strike a balance between parental rights and the strong desire of grandparents…
Rank this Week: 695

Canadian Securities Law Online

Canadian Securities Law Online

Covers Canadian securities law topics, including disclosures, corporate governance, mergers, registration and compliance. By Stikeman Elliott.

http://www.canadiansecuritieslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 820

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Jacksonville criminal law and criminal defense issues. By The Mussallem Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 956

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Oct 20

    Lunch With the Court — Magistrate Judge Michael North (Oct. 30)

    Lunch With the Court — Magistrate Judge Michael North (Oct. 30)
    The next Lunch With the Court will be with Magistrate Judge Michael North of the Eastern District of Louisiana.   The lunch, which is arranged by the Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association, is open to FBA members at…
  • Oct 20

    Cocktails With the Court — November 19, 2014

    Cocktails With the Court — November 19, 2014
    Cocktails With the Court is a great opportunity to meet other young lawyers and members of the federal judiciary in our community.  Sign up today!  The post Cocktails With the Court — November 19, 2014 appeared first on New…
  • Oct 15

    All Voices Meeting — Sedona Conference (Nov. 7)

    All Voices Meeting — Sedona Conference (Nov. 7)
    FOR FBA MEMBERS ONLY Join the Hon. Stephen Higginson of the 5th Circuit and other distinguished jurists and senior members of the Bar at The Sedona Conference (TSC) “All Voices” Meeting.  The event is an interdisciplinary…
Rank this Week: 639

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Covers common problems encountered by residents and their families aat nursing homes and assisted living facilities. By Jonathan Rosenfeld.

http://www.nursinghomesabuseblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    Elderly with Hip Fractures in Nursing Homes Face Grim Prognosi

    Elderly with Hip Fractures in Nursing Homes Face Grim Prognosi
    When an elderly person is injured in a nursing home, his or her chances of survival can become slim. If the nursing facility is understaffed or lacks resources, an elderly person may be unable to ever properly heal from his or her injuries.…
  • Oct 13

    Hidden Cameras Allow Families To Track Care In Nursing Home

    Hidden Cameras Allow Families To Track Care In Nursing Home
    When someone we care about is admitted into a nursing home, we expect him or her to be safe. Many of us see these facilities as a safe haven for elderly relatives and aging parents, a place where they have onsite doctors and nurses and…
  • Oct 6

    Court Slashes Nursing Home Negligence Verdict

    Court Slashes Nursing Home Negligence Verdict
    In June 2014, the justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court slashed the $90 million verdict awarded to Dorothy Douglas in her Charleston nursing home abuse case. Even though the justices called the conduct of the nursing home…
Rank this Week: 112

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

Covers recent legal developments, legal practice tools, and law library resources in Connecticut.

http://ersa.jud.ct.gov/lawlibnews/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspx
  • Oct 20

    Foreclosure Supreme Court Opinion - 10/20/2014

    Foreclosure Supreme Court Opinion - 10/20/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Foreclosure Opinions Body: SC19099 - Hartford v. McKeever ("The primary issue that we must resolve in this certified appeal is whether the Appellate Court properly determined as a matter of law that the plaintiff,…
  • Oct 17

    Habeas Appellate Court Opinion -10/17/2014

    Habeas Appellate Court Opinion -10/17/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Habeas Opinions Body: AC34454 - Joseph v. Commissioner of Correction (Habeas; "The petitioner claims that the habeas court erred in concluding that his trial counsel, Attorney Thomas E. Farver, rendered effective…
  • Oct 16

    Juvenile Law Appellate Court Opinions - 10/16/2014

    Juvenile Law Appellate Court Opinions - 10/16/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Juvenile Law Opinions Body: AC36721 - In re Kylik A. (Termination of parental rights; "The respondent mother, Denice S., appeals from the judgments of the trial court rendered in favor of the petitioner, the…
Rank this Week: 618

My Shingle

My Shingle

Covers client relations, ethics, malpractice, legal research, marketing and solo practice trends. By Carolyn Elefant.

http://myshingle.com/
  • Oct 20

    Is Denying a Solo Lawyer’s Motion for a Continuance Due to Maternity Leave Sexist – Or Worse?

    Is Denying a Solo Lawyer’s Motion for a Continuance Due to Maternity Leave Sexist – Or Worse?
    By now, you’ve probably read about Stacy Ehrisman, the Georgia attorney who filed a judicial complaint against immigration judge J. Daniel Pelletier after he denied her unopposed continuance request due to maternity leave and then…
  • Oct 16

    One More Reason to Flat Fee: Getting Paid

    One More Reason to Flat Fee: Getting Paid
    A recent decision by a New York court, rejecting a law firm’s breach of contract claim to recover $2.3 million in legal fees from a client highlights both the importance of a detailed written representation agreement and yet another…
  • Oct 14

    New York Bar Recognizes that Virtual Lawyers May Be More Accessible to Client

    New York Bar Recognizes that Virtual Lawyers May Be More Accessible to Client
    Slowly but surely, these times they are a changing. In Ethics Opinion 1025, the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) clarified that its advertising rules – which require lawyers to list a physical address on letterhead and business…
Rank this Week: 567

Workers' Compensation Watch

Workers' Compensation Watch

By Rehm, Bennet & Moore.

http://workerscompensationwatch.com/
  • Oct 20

    Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Ebola?

    Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Ebola?
    The recent news of Ebola in the United States has given me pause to think whether the nurses in Texas who contracted the Ebola virus are covered under the workers’ compensation system. Here in Nebraska, the nurses with Ebola would…
  • Oct 16

    Truckerlawyers.com Announces Mobile Website

    Truckerlawyers.com Announces Mobile Website
    A new mobile website for truckerlawyers.com has gone live, said Rod Rehm, owner of truckerlawyers.com and Rehm, Bennett & Moore law firm. It can be found on truckerlawyers.com/mobile or by searching for trucker lawyers on a mobile device.…
  • Oct 13

    Examining Workers’ Compensation’s ‘Grand Bargain’ and the Upcoming Election

    Examining Workers’ Compensation’s ‘Grand Bargain’ and the Upcoming Election
    Here’s why people should support candidates who will protect workers’ rights. Understand that the ongoing workers’ compensation issues faced by state legislatures are not going away, so state legislatures are the front lines…
Rank this Week: 460

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

Thoughts on the construction law landscape. By Christopher G. Hill.

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Oct 20

    The Registered Agent Advantage

    The Registered Agent Advantage
    In the Commonwealth of Virginia, as in most states, all corporations, LLC’s or other corporate style entities are required to have a registered agent if they are to do business in the Commonwealth.  The reasons for the requirement…
  • Oct 13

    Is Arbitration Okay Under the Miller Act? It Is if You Don’t Object

    Is Arbitration Okay Under the Miller Act? It Is if You Don’t Object
    I have discussed both payment bond claims under the Miller Act and alternate dispute resolution (ADR) here at Construction Law Musings on many an occasion.  A question that is sometimes open is what to do when there is contractually…
  • Oct 10

    The Beautiful Me

    The Beautiful Me
    For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome back Mike Collignon.  Mike is a co-founder of the Green Builder Coalition. The Green Builder® Coalition is working to improve the sustainable attributes of new and…
Rank this Week: 444

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

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

http://floridaassetprotection.blogs.com/alperlaw/
  • Oct 20

    Other States Permit Punitive Damages For Fraudulent Transfer

    Other States Permit Punitive Damages For Fraudulent Transfer
    When first faced with the possibility of being sued many people’s first reaction is to transfer their assets to someone else or to a legal entity. A common question is whether such a transfer later found to be a fraudulent …The…
  • Oct 13

    Non-Resident Eligibility For Head of Household Garnishment Exemption

    Non-Resident Eligibility For Head of Household Garnishment Exemption
    A South Carolina attorney called me to discuss a wage garnishment against his client in Florida. The client was a resident of South Carolina who was temporarily living and working in Florida. The attorney wanted to know if he could…
  • Oct 7

    Selection of Joint Tenancy Does Not Overcome Presumption of Entireties Ownership

    Selection of Joint Tenancy Does Not Overcome Presumption of Entireties Ownership
    One of my clients asked me to review his applications and titling of his financial accounts to make sure he properly registered his accounts as tenants by entireties. In Florida, a joint marital account with rights of survivorship is presumed…
Rank this Week: 425

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Oct 20

    ICC and Palestine Event at George Mason

    ICC and Palestine Event at George Mason
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller The event at George Mason University on the ICC and Palestine is today. Here, again, is the flyer: If you cannot attend, the live-stream link is here.
  • Oct 19

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, October 20, 2014

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, October 20, 2014
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa The top U.N. human rights official in the Democratic Republic of Congo has left the country…
  • Oct 19

    Ebola will be a Chapter VII issue

    Ebola will be a Chapter VII issue
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin Right now, the Ebola virus is spreading across the Africa, and the ability of the most affected states – Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea – to stop and contain the virus is very much in…
Rank this Week: 161

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Covers bankruptcy, debt collection, and foreclosures. By Christine Wilton.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawmonitor.com
  • Oct 20

    Student Loans Through A Concise History of Bankruptcy Amendment

    Student Loans Through A Concise History of Bankruptcy Amendment
    History of 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(8) The Debate The student loan exception to discharge has a fairly short, but interesting, history. Congress first established the Guaranteed Student Loan Program under the auspices of the Higher Education…
  • Oct 14

    Mortgage Servicing Statements in Bankruptcy Fraught With Error

    Mortgage Servicing Statements in Bankruptcy Fraught With Error
    What happens when you take a homeowner who defaults on their mortgage into bankruptcy to stop the foreclosure sale?  You get a situation that is disease ridden with errors.  Katie Porter (@MsKatiePorter) recently wrote about this…
  • Oct 6

    The Future of Bankruptcy Courts Through the Supreme Court Opinion

    The Future of Bankruptcy Courts Through the Supreme Court Opinion
    I feel like a groupie at a rock concert knowing that Erwin Chemerinsky was going to speak.  Lawyers know this name because he wrote many of the books and treatises we used in law school.  I thought about battling the judges,…
Rank this Week: 875

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Oct 20

    Link Between $ Spent on Wedding and Divorce

    Link Between $ Spent on Wedding and Divorce
    From the Independent: A new study in the US has found that the more people spend on their weddings and engagement rings, the more likely they are to divorce. Economic professors at Emory University carried out a study on over...
  • Oct 18

    Owning Up

    Owning Up
    From the Telegraph: Wives who cheat on their husbands are more likely to own up to infidelity because they are more pragmatic – and less proud – than men, divorce lawyers say. The steady rise in the numbers of women...
  • Oct 17

    Lack of Divorce in the Philippine

    Lack of Divorce in the Philippine
    From CNN: When Rowena Festin leaves her job as a congressional aide in Quezon City, Metro Manila each day, she returns home to three children and a husband. But her marriage, like many others in the Philippines, exists in name...
Rank this Week: 230

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

Covers topics related to civil litigation. By Maxwell S. Kennerly.

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Oct 20

    When Writing, An Ounce Of Empathy Is Worth A Pound Of Grammar

    When Writing, An Ounce Of Empathy Is Worth A Pound Of Grammar
    A lawyer has two jobs. First, the lawyer thinks about how the law might work, good or bad, in their client’s situation, and then tells their client. Second, the lawyer brings others around to ideas about the law that are good for their…
  • Oct 2

    Walmart’s Answer To Tracy Morgan’s Lawsuit Is Worse Than You Think

    Walmart’s Answer To Tracy Morgan’s Lawsuit Is Worse Than You Think
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is Walmart’s Answer To Tracy Morgan’s Lawsuit Is Worse Than You Think at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.Back in June, I wrote a short post on the fatal accident involving a…
  • Sep 8

    To Practice Law Is To Be Afraid

    To Practice Law Is To Be Afraid
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is To Practice Law Is To Be Afraid at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.When it comes to lawyer “war stories,” I agree with Philip Thomas: “The only stories about a lawyer…
Rank this Week: 152

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Oct 20

    POODLE and the fundamental market failure of browser security

    POODLE and the fundamental market failure of browser security
    Last week saw the public disclosure of the POODLE vulnerability, a practical attack allowing a network attacker to steal plaintext from HTTPS connections. In particular, this attack can be used to steal authentication cookies.…
  • Oct 9

    On the value of encrypting your phone

    On the value of encrypting your phone
    This is a true story. Yesterday my phone crashed, and it wouldn’t reboot. Actually it would do nothing but reboot, over and over, with a seemingly different error message every time. I tried all of the tricks available to a technically…
  • Oct 8

    Guessing passwords with Apple’s full-device encryption

    Guessing passwords with Apple’s full-device encryption
    With the recently-introduced iOS 8, Apple has switched to a encrypting a much larger amount of user data by default. Matt Green has provided an excellent initial look at a technical levelandbig-picture leveland Apple has recently released a…
Rank this Week: 147

New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

Covers dissolution and other disputes among New York corporations, LLCs and partnerships. By Peter A. Mahler.

http://www.nybusinessdivorce.com/
  • Oct 20

    Zelouf (Part Two): Fair Value Ruling Addresses Range of Issue

    Zelouf (Part Two): Fair Value Ruling Addresses Range of Issue
    Last week's post highlighted Justice Kornreich's rejection of a marketability discount in the Zelouf case, a dissenting shareholder appraisal proceeding. In this week's Part Two, New York Business Divorce examines a number of additional…
  • Oct 13

    Zelouf (Part One): Marketability Discount Rejected in Fair Value Proceeding

    Zelouf (Part One): Marketability Discount Rejected in Fair Value Proceeding
    This week's New York Business Divorce presents the first of a two-part examination of Justice Shirley Kornreich's must-read decision in Zelouf International v. Zelouf, a dissenting shareholder appraisal proceeding in which the court rejected…
  • Oct 6

    Understanding Standing in Corporate Dissolution Case

    Understanding Standing in Corporate Dissolution Case
    This week's New York Business Divorce offers a primer on the fundamental issue of standing to seek judicial dissolution of a closely held business corporation, featuring a review of the statutory criteria and related case law.
Rank this Week: 565

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Legal information and research resouces. By the Michael E. Moritz Law Library at Ohio State University.

http://moritzlegalinformation.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    Patent Trolls and Lessons in Civil Procedure

    Patent Trolls and Lessons in Civil Procedure
    I (and Professors Greenbaum and Caust-Ellenbogen) would like to say Civ Pro is one of the most popular classes out there, but I just don't think or know that is true. But it should be. In the interview we mentioned on this blog last Tuesday,…
  • Oct 17

    Patent Trolls: How to Spot Them

    Patent Trolls: How to Spot Them
    What is a patent troll? A search on Google of course turns up results galore offering a biased view. If you're headed to court, you need a legal definition. It's the legal writing tip that sometimes going with a neutral, factual definition…
  • Oct 14

    Patent Trolls, Patent Holding Companies, and a Wealth of Blogging Opportunitie

    Patent Trolls, Patent Holding Companies, and a Wealth of Blogging Opportunitie
    Podcast entrepreneur Adam Carolla was leading a legal fight against Personal Audio---variously considered a patent troll or a patent holding company depending on who's telling the story. Mr. Carolla had a Fund Anything Campaign to raise…
Rank this Week: 745

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 571

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

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

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
  • Oct 20

    Unfallflucht: Verletzte Fingerkuppe führt zur Aufhebung des Urteil

    Unfallflucht: Verletzte Fingerkuppe führt zur Aufhebung des Urteil
    Wenn ein Unfallbeteiligter den Unfallort verlässt, um sich ärztlich versorgen zu lassen, und erst dann die Polizei informiert, kann er gem. § 142 Abs. 2 Nr. 2 StGB entschuldigt sein. Die Revision wendete sich gegen eine…
  • Oct 13

    Haftbefehl: Der dringende Tatverdacht bei Aussage gegen Aussage Haftbefehl

    Haftbefehl: Der dringende Tatverdacht bei Aussage gegen Aussage Haftbefehl
    Der Haftbefehl verlangt eine hohe Wahrscheinlichkeit der Täterschaft. Bei Aussage gegen Aussage müssen weitere Anhaltspunkte hinzutreten, um einen Haftbefehl zu begründen. Vor allem bei Sexualdelikten heißt es häufig…
  • Oct 7

    Justizministerium legt Entwurf zur Verschärfung des Sexualstrafrechts vor

    Justizministerium legt Entwurf zur Verschärfung des Sexualstrafrechts vor
    Strafen rauf, Begriff der Kinderpornografie erweitern und Posingbilder unter Strafe stellen – So stellt sich der Justizminister das neue Sexualstrafrecht vor. Das Bundesjustizministerium hat einen neuen Gesetzesentwurf in das Kabinett…
Rank this Week: 245

El Blog de Derecho Publico de…

El Blog de Derecho Publico de Sevach

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

http://contencioso.es/
  • Oct 19

    Carta abierta a Sosa Wagner

    Carta abierta a Sosa Wagner
    El retorno del eurodiputado Sosa Wagner a su Cátedra merece una Carta abierta de reconocimiento de su labor y de bienvenida al mundo jurídico y académico.
  • Oct 16

    Ultima vuelta de tuerca del Supremo a las RPT: todas son actos generale

    Ultima vuelta de tuerca del Supremo a las RPT: todas son actos generale
    Según la reciente jurisprudencia del Tribunal Supremo, las Relaciones de Puestos de Trabajo (RPT), procedan de la Administración que sea, son actos administrativos a todos los efectos.
  • Oct 14

    El Tribunal Supremo salta el burladero de la discrecionalidad técnica

    El Tribunal Supremo salta el burladero de la discrecionalidad técnica
    El Tribunal Supremo avanza en el control de la discrecionalidad técnica, abriendo la puerta a la práctica de pruebas periciales para demostrar agravios y exigiendo motivaciones exhaustivas de las calificaciones numéricas.
Rank this Week: 675

The Supreme Court of Texas blog

The Supreme Court of Texas blog

Covers pending cases and new decisions that will shape Texas law. By Don Cruse.

http://www.scotxblog.com
  • Oct 19

    My apologies for a bumpy road on the blog this week and next

    My apologies for a bumpy road on the blog this week and next
    This weekend, the Texas court system rolled out a new website design for the Texas Supreme Court. The old “supreme.courts.state.tx.us” domain has been retired, with [...]
  • Oct 17

    A quiet orders list [Oct. 17, 2014]

    A quiet orders list [Oct. 17, 2014]
    It was a quiet orders list today, with no opinions or grants. The Court heard oral arguments this week, and there was no internal [...]
  • Oct 12

    A quiet orders list [Oct. 10, 2014]

    A quiet orders list [Oct. 10, 2014]
    With its orders list this week, the Texas Supreme Court did not grant review in any new cases or issue any opinions. The Court traveled to [...]
Rank this Week: 826

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
  • Oct 19

    Louise A. Sienko–Mom

    Louise A. Sienko–Mom
              Louise A. Sienko, 89, of Hancock, died on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at her home on West Main Street. She was born Louise Albina Gaudor, October 16, 1925, in Somerville, MA, the daughter of Olive and…
  • Oct 19

    Yosemite & iOS 8 How-to: Set up and use Handoff | 9to5Mac

    Yosemite & iOS 8 How-to: Set up and use Handoff | 9to5Mac
    *** For Handoff to work, you did need to have a 2012 iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac or late 2013 Mac Pro. You do need to have an iOS device running iOS 8 with Bluetooth turned on. Since Handoff works via Bluetooth, the devices do need…
  • Oct 19

    6 Ways to Use iPads in Your Law Firm | Clio

    6 Ways to Use iPads in Your Law Firm | Clio
    Posted by Derek Bolen on October 17, 2014 Apple’s iPad, the tablet device that has become so ubiquitious that it’s now a proprietary eponym for tablets themselves (much to the chagrin of Microsoft), continues to make gains in…
Rank this Week: 420

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Covers broker and realtor issues, construction and development, landords and tenants, and real estate taxation. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz.

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
  • Oct 19

    CLE Update: Upcoming Real Estate Seminars in Ohio

    CLE Update: Upcoming Real Estate Seminars in Ohio
    Falling behind this season with CLE credits? Want to become a more seasoned real estate professional this fall/winter? Below are links/information to selected seminars/webinars and teleconferences being offered between now and year…
  • Oct 13

    Title Policy Corner: An Overview of the ALTA 9 Series Endorsement

    Title Policy Corner: An Overview of the ALTA 9 Series Endorsement
    The article below was contributed by the National Commercial Services Team at Fidelity National Title: In 2012, the ALTA Forms Committee adopted significant changes to the series of ALTA 9 Restrictions, Easements and Agreements (REA)…
  • Oct 6

    Unruly Horse Renders Stable Owner Immune from Liability for its Unruly Dog

    Unruly Horse Renders Stable Owner Immune from Liability for its Unruly Dog
    Prior to the twentieth century, the old adage- “every dog gets one free bite” was in effect in most jurisdictions. In other words, a dog owner was only held liable for his dog's biting someone if the owner had reason to know the…
Rank this Week: 568

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    Provinces spend millions each year to ensure that Canadians get a proper burial

    Provinces spend millions each year to ensure that Canadians get a proper burial
    What happens when a person dies in Canada, but cannot be identified? And what if their identity is known, but they have no money for a funeral? What if their loved ones won't get involved? In Alberta alone, last year there were 1,577…
  • Oct 18

    Ontario woman and her husband charged with elder abuse of her mother

    Ontario woman and her husband charged with elder abuse of her mother
    There is a very sad, very serious case being heard in court in Ontario this week. Viola Simonds was in her 70s and had dementia and other medical issues. Her daughter and son-in-law had a Power of Attorney for Personal Care for Ms. Simonds.…
  • Oct 18

    Great response to For My Family, With Love

    Great response to For My Family, With Love
    I'm pleased to report that the initial response to my new workbook entitled For My Family, With Love has been all positive! Thanks to those of you who have checked it out. I'm always open to hearing feedback about your use of this book (or…
Rank this Week: 822

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

Covers estate taxes, payroll taxes, sales taxes, tax evasion and tax fraud. By Russ Fox.

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Oct 19

    Copying Steven Martinez’s Idea Is Not a Good Choice

    Copying Steven Martinez’s Idea Is Not a Good Choice
    I’m on the road this weekend, but a story from the San Francisco Bay Area caught my eye. Charles Waldo was already in jail. He was arrested on a 50-count indictment for insurance fraud, tax evasion, felony vandalism, and a high speed…
  • Oct 12

    You Filed That Extension, And Only Now Are Realizing the Deadline is Wednesday…

    You Filed That Extension, And Only Now Are Realizing the Deadline is Wednesday…
    Yes, only three days are left until the extension deadline. If you file on October 16th, it’s as if you never filed that extension (you will owe a 22.5% late filing penalty). So what should you do if you’re just starting on your…
  • Oct 7

    It’s Not As If Anything Is Happening Right After This…

    It’s Not As If Anything Is Happening Right After This…
    Of course, after reporting good news from the IRS there must be bad news to balance it out. And there is. For reasons that only the bureaucrats at the IRS can fathom, every year over Columbus Day weekend the IRS shuts down their computer…
Rank this Week: 663

Culture Forum Blog

Culture Forum Blog

From the Forum on Law, Culture & Society at Fordham Law.

http://www.forumonlawcultureandsociety.org/blog/
  • Oct 19

    Forum Guest Ron Klain Named Ebola Czar

    Forum Guest Ron Klain Named Ebola Czar
    President Obama announced this week that Ron Klain, the former chief of staff to vice presidents Al Gore and Joe Biden, will be appointed as the administration’s “Ebola czar.” Klain was a guest at the 2008 Forum Film…
  • Oct 10

    Opening Night of the Forum Film Festival Featured in Huffington Post, Washington Square New

    Opening Night of the Forum Film Festival Featured in Huffington Post, Washington Square New
    The opening night of the 2014 Forum Film Festival, which featured an advanced screening of Camp X-Ray with actress Kristen Stewart and director Peter Sattler, has been featured in both the Huffington Post and the Washington Square…
  • Aug 3

    2014 Film Festival Guest Ayaan Hirsi Ali On The Israel–Hamas Conflict

    2014 Film Festival Guest Ayaan Hirsi Ali On The Israel–Hamas Conflict
    Somalian refugee and women’s-rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali recently gave an interview to Israel Hayom, in which she defended Israel’s right to fight Hamas, argued that Benjamin Netanyahu should receive a Nobel Peace Prize,…
Rank this Week: 350

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

Provides surveillance and analysis on salmonella news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.salmonellablog.com/
  • Oct 19

    More Salmonella with Peanut Butter

    More Salmonella with Peanut Butter
    The number of ill persons identified in each state was as follows: Connecticut (1), Iowa (1), New Mexico (1), Tennessee (1), and Texas (2). One ill person was hospitalized. No... Continue Reading
  • Oct 19

    Shark Cartilage Recalled

    Shark Cartilage Recalled
    AMS Health Sciences is recalling 2014 bottles of Saba Shark Cartilage Complex due to possible contamination of Salmonella. A single lot of Saba Shark Cartilage Complex is the subject of... Continue Reading
  • Oct 2

    Is Fruit Link to Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak?

    Is Fruit Link to Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak?
    On Monday, the first report of an eight-state Salmonella outbreak possibly involving berries or melons came not from any federal or state food safety officials, but from a local health... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 411