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Accolades & Achievements

Accolades & Achievements

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

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements
Rank this Week: 839

FL PIP Guide

FL PIP Guide

Covers Florida's PIP/No-Fault laws. By Roig, Tutan, Rosenberg & Zlotnick, P.A.

http://flpipguide.com/
  • Apr 15

    Chiropractors in $2.3 Million PIP Insurance Fraud Scheme will Face RICO Charge

    Chiropractors in $2.3 Million PIP Insurance Fraud Scheme will Face RICO Charge
    A federal judge ruled that the chiropractors who were allegedly behind a $2.3 million ploy to defraud an insurance company must face charges for violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and Florida’s…
  • Apr 14

    U.S. Publishes Doctor-Level Data on $77 Billion in Medicare Billing

    U.S. Publishes Doctor-Level Data on $77 Billion in Medicare Billing
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently released a treasure trove of 2012 Medicare payment data on 880,000 health care providers nationwide. Intended to increase healthcare transparency, the data represents Medicare Part B…
  • Apr 10

    Jacksonville Chiropractor Arrested for Fraudulent Billing Scheme

    Jacksonville Chiropractor Arrested for Fraudulent Billing Scheme
    Chiropractor Steven Rhodes faces a maximum of five years in prison after being arrested for a fraudulent billing scheme targeting multiple insurance companies. Jeff Atwater, Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, announced the arrest…
Rank this Week: 687

Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers the criminal defense of white collar crimes, theft crimes and DUI. By The Law Offices of Michael L. Guisti.

http://www.orangecountycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Registered sex offenders arrested for the murder of 4 Orange County Women

    Registered sex offenders arrested for the murder of 4 Orange County Women
    Anaheim, CA -- Although few details have been revealed, Anaheim police announced that they have arrested two registered sex offenders in connection with the murders of four women in Orange County over a period of several months. The first…
  • Apr 13

    54 Pounds of Cocaine Found at an SUV at San Clemente Checkpoint Passing Border

    54 Pounds of Cocaine Found at an SUV at San Clemente Checkpoint Passing Border
    SAN CLEMENTE - During a routine stop, police at a San Clemente checkpoint allegedly found 54 pounds of cocaine being carried in a 2003 Ford Explorer. The drivers, a pair of siblings from Mexico, claimed that they were in the...
  • Apr 11

    Mother who took kids to Europe for 18 months facing abduction charge

    Mother who took kids to Europe for 18 months facing abduction charge
    Los Angeles, CA -- When you think of kidnapping cases you probably think of a stranger or acquaintance taking a child away from their parents. But a large number of kidnapping and abduction cases involve parents who violate court custody...
Rank this Week: 393

Customs Law

Customs Law

Covers American customs law and international trade law. By Lawrence Friedman.

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    The 2400% Solution

    The 2400% Solution
    If you have not been following the International Custom Products, Inc. v. United States saga, you are missing out on quite the show. Of course, it is only a show if you are watching from a disinterested position. To the parties, this is…
  • Apr 15

    DC Circuit Strikes Down Conflicts Minerals Reporting

    DC Circuit Strikes Down Conflicts Minerals Reporting
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Colombia, which hears many issues involving administrative law and government action, has overturned part of the SEC rule requiring companies to report on their web sites that their products are…
  • Apr 4

    Discovery in Classification Case

    Discovery in Classification Case
    It is unusual to hear about a discovery dispute in a tariff classification case at the Court of International Trade. The one at the center of FDK America, Inc. v United States is, even as discovery disputes go, a strange one. The underlying…
Rank this Week: 755

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
  • Apr 15

    Tom Deutsch of the ASF on Eminent Domain & Loan Modifications – A Mandelman Matters Podcast

    Tom Deutsch of the ASF on Eminent Domain & Loan Modifications – A Mandelman Matters Podcast
    If Professor Robert Hockett is the man behind the plan to use eminent domain to take over underwater loans and write them down for homeowners, Tom Deutsch is his arch nemesis. This is an opportunity to hear how the opposition to the plan to…
  • Apr 14

    How to Handle the Increased Costs We’ll All Pay Under ObamaCare

    How to Handle the Increased Costs We’ll All Pay Under ObamaCare
    ObamaCare's out of pocket maximums established by the IRS for 2014 are $6,350 for an individual and $12,700 for a family… so that means that we’ll all pay coinsurance, copays and deductibles up to those out-of-pocket limit…
  • Apr 14

    It was an honor to help him get his loan modified…

    It was an honor to help him get his loan modified…
    It was an honor to help Arlie Matthews get his loan modified with Bank of America. At the times when I sit and wonder why I've done what I've done, and how I can possibly continue doing it for one more day, I think of Arlie.
Rank this Week: 277

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

Covers transactional real estate, development/redevelopment, and environmental law. By Gibbons.

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
Rank this Week: 804

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Apr 15

    Complaint Mechanism of Child Rights Treaty Enters Into Force

    Complaint Mechanism of Child Rights Treaty Enters Into Force
    The treaty establishing a complaint mechanism for the Convention on the Rights of the Child (“OP3”) entered into force on 14 April 2014. Costa Rica brought the number of ratifications of this Optional Protocol to the required ten,…
  • Apr 11

    Sharing in joy at annual WILIG luncheon

    Sharing in joy at annual WILIG luncheon
    WASHINGTON – The President of the International Court of Justice spoke for a banquet room full of women and men yesterday when he said, “I am just here to share in the joy of my colleagues.” The colleagues of whom ICJ…
  • Apr 8

    New tool for US judges & litigants: ASIL Benchbook on International Law

    New tool for US judges & litigants: ASIL Benchbook on International Law
    It’s my great pleasure to announce the publication of the American Society of International Law Benchbook on International Law (2014). This represents the culmination of several years of hard work by 4 dozen contributors, international…
Rank this Week: 14

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

Covers land use, environmental, and real estate law in California.

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
  • Apr 15

    Steep Lot Justified Grant Of A Variance For The Replacement Single Family Home

    Steep Lot Justified Grant Of A Variance For The Replacement Single Family Home
    By William W. Abbott Eskeland v. City of Del Mar (February 19, 2014) ___Cal.App.4th.___. While most land use debates involve projects of physical substance, even the single family home is capable of generating appellate opinions. The most…
  • Apr 8

    When Common Sense Is Just Plain CEQA Horse Sense

    When Common Sense Is Just Plain CEQA Horse Sense
    By William A. Abbott   Citizens for Environmental Responsibility v State of California (March 26, 2014, C070836) ___ Cal.App.4th ___.The 14th District Agricultural Association operates the Santa Cruz County fairgrounds outside of…
  • Apr 3

    2014 CEQA 1st QUARTER REVIEW

    2014 CEQA 1st QUARTER REVIEW
    By William Abbott, Diane Kindermann, Katherine Hart, Glen Hansen, and Brian Russell Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2014 1st Quarter CEQA update. It has been a quiet first quarter. One decision, Lotus v. Department of…
Rank this Week: 547

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    So, What Is Wrong With Law Firm Libraries Today?

    So, What Is Wrong With Law Firm Libraries Today?
    There was an interesting question asked on Twitter this morning by Patrick DiDomenico (apparently preparing for an ITLA presentation on the topic.) At first blush, it seemed to be phrased a bit on the negative side, but it really is something…
  • Apr 1

    Six New Geeks!

    Six New Geeks!
    You have probably noticed that for the last several years, the 3 Geeks have actually been 4 regular geeks and a slew of occasional contributors.  When Ryan came on as a regular geek, we briefly considered changing the name of the site…
  • Mar 27

    Congratulations NRF OCOTY!

    Congratulations NRF OCOTY!
    As a general rule, we don't mention many law firms by name on this blog. On the rare occasions that we do, it's usually because they've done something stupid, or illegal, or they've gone out of business and it's plastered all over the main…
Rank this Week: 32

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Louisiana State University Law Professor Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 15

    Berlusconi To Serve a Year of Community Service Rather Than Prison Time

    Berlusconi To Serve a Year of Community Service Rather Than Prison Time
    A Milanese court has agreed that Silvio Berlusconi may serve a year of community service in lieu of four years in prison because of his age. The former Italian Prime Minister and owner of a media empire had been sentenced...
  • Apr 14

    Pulitzer Prize Board Announces Winners For 2014

    Pulitzer Prize Board Announces Winners For 2014
    The Pulitzer Prize Board has named its winners for 2014. On the list: The Guardian US and the Washington Post won for public service, for coverage of the Edward Snowden story, the Boston Globe won the breaking news prize for...
  • Apr 14

    D.C. Magistrate Judge Asks EFF, Feds For Further Assistance With Technical Issues In Cell Phone Disclosure Case

    D.C. Magistrate Judge Asks EFF, Feds For Further Assistance With Technical Issues In Cell Phone Disclosure Case
    U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola has asked the Electronic Frontier Foundation to serve as amicus curiae in a case involving the federal government's request for the disclosure of historic cell site location information (CLSI). The judge…
Rank this Week: 12

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers legal issues impacting health care providers and professionals, including Medicare and Medicaid audits and fraud, pain management regulations, professional licensing, and clinical privileges. By George F. Indest III.

http://www.thehealthlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    CONTRACTS: Forum-Selection Clause—Enforcing by 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a) Motion to Transfer Venue

    CONTRACTS: Forum-Selection Clause—Enforcing by 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a) Motion to Transfer Venue
    Our guest author of this is article is Charlene Hicks, a legal research attorney with National Legal Research Group in Charlottesville, Virginia. Forum-selection clauses are commonly used in contracts to specify the location in which the…
  • Apr 14

    Contracting 101: Tips for Physicians and Health Professionals-Part 12

    Contracting 101: Tips for Physicians and Health Professionals-Part 12
    By Christopher E. Brown, J.D., The Health Law Firm and George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Tip 28-Verify That the Relationship Between the Physician and the Employer is Legal. Our…
  • Apr 8

    Texas Medicaid Settlement Raises Questions Among Health Care Provider

    Texas Medicaid Settlement Raises Questions Among Health Care Provider
    By Lenis L. Archer, J.D., M.P.H., The Health Law Firm and George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On March 17, 2014, Carousel Pediatrics in Austin, Texas, agreed to pay the state a $3.75…
Rank this Week: 557

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/
  • Apr 15

    Daniel v. Daniel - Military Benefits as Marital Property in Divorce

    Daniel v. Daniel - Military Benefits as Marital Property in Divorce
    Those filing for divorce in Hammond against a military spouse should be aware of the fact that unvested military benefits may be considered marital property for purposes of asset division. The issue arose way back in 1981 with the case of…
  • Apr 4

    Termination of Parental Rights in Indiana

    Termination of Parental Rights in Indiana
    The Indiana Supreme Court recently reversed and remanded decisions in two similar family law cases regarding termination of parental rights due to a technical legal error. This means both individuals in question will have the opportunity to…
  • Feb 28

    Transmutation of Non-Marital Property in Indiana Divorce

    Transmutation of Non-Marital Property in Indiana Divorce
    As a general rule, the only property in a divorce proceeding that is subject to division is marital property. The question of what exactly constitutes marital property is one that family courts continue to wrestle with on a daily basis. For…
Rank this Week: 972

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/
  • Apr 15

    PNC Investments LLC fined by FINRA

    PNC Investments LLC fined by FINRA
    PNC Investments LLC (CRD# 129052, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) recently submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent in which the firm was censured and fined $90,000. The firm has paid restitution to all affected customers. Without…
  • Apr 15

    Merriman Capital, Inc. fined by FINRA

    Merriman Capital, Inc. fined by FINRA
    Merriman Capital, Inc. (CRD #18296, San Francisco, California) recently submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent in which the firm was censured, fined $120,000 and required to retain an independent consultant to conduct a…
  • Apr 15

    Chase Investment Services Corp. fined by FINRA

    Chase Investment Services Corp. fined by FINRA
    Chase Investment Services Corp. (CRD #25574, Chicago, Illinois) recently submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent in which the firm was censured and fined $825,000. Without admitting or denying the findings, the firm…
Rank this Week: 141

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/
  • Apr 15

    $1.75 Million Settlement for Death of Premature Child Dislodged from Ventilator

    $1.75 Million Settlement for Death of Premature Child Dislodged from Ventilator
     A 15-month-old child who required 24-hour care as a result of his extreme prematurity was under the care of a home health care nurse.  The nurse’s duties included keeping a watchful eye on the child to make sure he was…
  • Apr 11

    Illinois Jury Enters $1 Million Verdict in Wrongful Death Case

    Illinois Jury Enters $1 Million Verdict in Wrongful Death Case
    An 11-year-old lawsuit finally came to an end in St. Clair County, Ill., when the jury entered a $1 million verdict for the medical malpractice-wrongful death of 71-year-old Margaret Janet Brown.  The case stemmed from  a 2002…
  • Apr 7

    $1.12 Million Jury Verdict Because of Doctor’s Late Diagnosis of Acute Coronary Syndrome

    $1.12 Million Jury Verdict Because of Doctor’s Late Diagnosis of Acute Coronary Syndrome
    Andrew Hanson, 49, was injured at his job.  He went in to see his family practice physician, Dr. Ronald Davis, who diagnosed a crushed injury to his chest.  Hanson then underwent a work-up, which showed a left chest contusion. The…
Rank this Week: 174

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
Rank this Week: 523

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    The Marijuana Legalization Debate has Changed Dramatically

    The Marijuana Legalization Debate has Changed Dramatically
    Public support for the legalization of marijuana has increased in recent years. Our Los Angeles marijuana lawyers realize that the discussion over marijuana laws is now a more focused and individualized discussion about the details of…
  • Apr 13

    Medical Marijuana may Alleviate Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosi

    Medical Marijuana may Alleviate Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosi
    The medical uses for marijuana are varied and new medicinal uses are being established frequently. Recently, our Los Angeles marijuana lawyers have seen information regarding how medicinal marijuana may help patients with multiple…
  • Apr 12

    Marijuana Policy Shifting in California

    Marijuana Policy Shifting in California
    California might finally begin to see a significant shift in its marijuana policy and regulations. Our Los Angeles marijuana lawyers have seen a shift in the landscape of marijuana legalization after nearly two decades of the substance…
Rank this Week: 757

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

Offers Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court updates. By Francis G.X. Pileggi.

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • Apr 15

    Chancery Allows Some Claims to Proceed in Connection with Merger

    Chancery Allows Some Claims to Proceed in Connection with Merger
    Chen v. Howard-Anderson, C.A. No. 5878-VCL (Del. Ch. April 8, 2014). Why this Case is Noteworthy: This Delaware Court of Chancery opinion addresses the standard of review applicable in a merger that is challenged on…
  • Apr 12

    ABA Business Law Section Meeting

    ABA Business Law Section Meeting
    Today I’m presenting on a panel at the ABA Business Law Section meeting in L.A. regarding recent Delaware cases on indemnification and advancement for officers and directors. Jim Wing of Holland and Knight will discuss how most other…
  • Apr 9

    Chancery Allows Union to Intervene in Philadelphia Newspaper Litigation

    Chancery Allows Union to Intervene in Philadelphia Newspaper Litigation
    In re Interstate General Media Holdings, LLC, C.A. No. 9221-VCP (Del. Ch. April 7, 2014). Noteworthy aspects of this decision: On a substantive level, this case is about a dissolution pursuant to Section 18-802 of the Delaware LLC…
Rank this Week: 242

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Apr 15

    Social Security Administrators Announce Cessation of "Old Debt" Collection Intercept

    Social Security Administrators Announce Cessation of "Old Debt" Collection Intercept
    The Social Security Administration announced on Monday that it is halting its practice of "Treasury Offsets" to recover debts reported to be 10 years or older. This decision comes just three days after the Washington Post's front…
  • Apr 15

    AoA publishes annual update to Profile of Older American

    AoA publishes annual update to Profile of Older American
    The AoA has just released "Profile of Older Americans: 2013". This is the electronic version of the popular brochure with the latest key statistics on older Americans in key subject areas. It includes both narrative and statistical…
  • Apr 15

    Congrats to Kim Dayton and co-authors-new book

    Congrats to Kim Dayton and co-authors-new book
    Congrats to dear friend, co-blogger and webmom Kim Dayton who spearheaded a recently published book, Comparative Perspectives on Adult Guardianship. Published by Carolina Academic Press, the book is available for purchase for $53 (currently…
Rank this Week: 395

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

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

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Apr 15

    New Clinic for Developmentally Disabled

    New Clinic for Developmentally Disabled
    Brooklyn Law School recently received a donation of $1,000,000  from the Taft Foundation in NYC to fund a new clinical program. The Foundation is funding a project over a four year period designed and developed by Associate Dean for…
  • Apr 14

    BLS Library Hours for Passover and Good Friday

    BLS Library Hours for Passover and Good Friday
    Changes in the BLS Library hours for the week of April 14th are as follows Tuesday, April 15th                    9:00 am – Midnight Friday,…
  • Apr 2

    Preparing Your Oral Argument? We can help!

    Preparing Your Oral Argument? We can help!
    If you are a first year, you are most likely preparing for your oral argument.  It can be pretty intimidating and scary.  (At least it was for me.)  But the library can help you prepare and shake off some of those jitters. The…
Rank this Week: 60

Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Law Blog

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

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 248

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/
  • Apr 15

    IRA Custodian Not Responsible for RMD

    IRA Custodian Not Responsible for RMD
    Failing to take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) results in a penalty for the account owner. IRA account custodians are only responsible for notifying owners of their RMD; the owner must take the steps necessary to draw a distribution.…
  • Mar 31

    3 Requirements for NC Long-Term Care Insurance Policie

    3 Requirements for NC Long-Term Care Insurance Policie
    Time and research is required to understand elder care in North Carolina. Individuals starting to explore long-term care insurance may not realize that North Carolina imposes several requirements on insurance providers. These requirements…
  • Mar 28

    Last-Minute Tax Review for Same-Sex Couple

    Last-Minute Tax Review for Same-Sex Couple
    As Americans across the country prepare tax returns in the final days before April 15th, married same-sex couples face unique tax filing requirements. The Internal Revenue Service released a video for same-sex couples that outlines the…
Rank this Week: 857

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

Features news and Information for and about organizational ombuds. By Tom Kosakowski.

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Job Posting: University of Minnesota

    Job Posting: University of Minnesota
    The of U of M is hiring a Director for its Office for Conflict Resolution. The position provides informal dispute resolution services -- including private consultations, facilitated discussions, and mediation -- to non-bargaining unit…
  • Apr 14

    Coalition of Federal Ombudsman Elects Officers for 2014

    Coalition of Federal Ombudsman Elects Officers for 2014
    CoFO has elected new officers.  Wendy Kamenshine (CFPB), Neal Cohen (CPSC), Craig Cabrera (TSA), and Virginia Behr (FDA/CDER) have all rotated off the board.  Here are the new officers: Chair -- Scott M. Deyo, Ombudsman,…
  • Apr 11

    District of Columbia Appoints Schools Ombud

    District of Columbia Appoints Schools Ombud
    The public school system in Washington, DC filled a position that has been dormant for over four years with the appointment of Joyanna Smith as its next Ombudsman. Smith will provide District residents with problem resolution services…
Rank this Week: 420

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
  • Apr 15

    Lawson v. FMR LLC - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Lawson v. FMR LLC - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On March 4, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Lawson v. FMR LLC. The question in the case is whether the Sarbanes-Oxley Act’s retaliation protections for whistleblowers extend to employees of privately owned…
  • Apr 14

    Loughrin v. United States - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Loughrin v. United States - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On April 1, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Loughrin v. United States. The question in this case is whether the government must prove that a defendant intended to defraud a bank and expose it to risk of loss in every…
  • Apr 11

    Wood v. Moss - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Wood v. Moss - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On March 26, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Wood v. Moss. This lawsuit against several Secret Service agents presents two questions: First, did the court of appeals err in denying qualified immunity to agents protecting the…
Rank this Week: 721

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers the civil justice system, New York Courts, injury law cases and news. By Eric Turkewitz.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Passover and the Boston Marathon Bombing

    Passover and the Boston Marathon Bombing
    Once again, a confluence of two seemingly unrelated events. On the one hand, today is the first day of Passover. On the other, it is the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. Passover celebrates breaking away from tyranny and…
  • Apr 9

    A $9 Billion Punitive Damages Verdict in Actos Drug Trial (How much is too much?)

    A $9 Billion Punitive Damages Verdict in Actos Drug Trial (How much is too much?)
    We once again see a whopping punitive damages verdict and need to discuss: Just how much is too much? For the reasons that follow, I think that a ratio of punitive:compensatory damages of 100:1 or greater are sustainable based on current…
  • Apr 8

    New York Central Mutual Slammed in Bad Faith (And What it means for you)

    New York Central Mutual Slammed in Bad Faith (And What it means for you)
    Her name is Helene Blank and she last appeared on this page ripping into the City’s Corporation Counsel for his incredible hypocrisy in calling our courts inefficient. She isn’t just a top trial lawyer here in New York, and a…
Rank this Week: 427

Personal Injury Law Journal

Personal Injury Law Journal

Covers motor vehicle accidents, injury law and workers' compensation. By Stark & Stark.

http://www.personalinjurylawjournal.com/
  • Apr 15

    $1.65 Million Settlement for Mother Left Permanently Disabled After A Fall

    $1.65 Million Settlement for Mother Left Permanently Disabled After A Fall
    Stark & Stark is pleased to announce that Shareholder Denise Mariani, member of the firm’s Accident & Personal Injury group, recently negotiated a $1.65 million settlement on behalf of a mother who was left permanently disabled…
  • Apr 15

    Pledge to Share the Road Motorcycle Safety

    Pledge to Share the Road Motorcycle Safety
    A new program titled Pledge to Share the Road is underway through the Motorcycle Safety Coalition. Our attorneys at Stark & Stark support this program and its goal to increase driver awareness of motorcycles and to encourage safe driving…
  • Apr 8

    Misleading Safety Claims Regarding Football Helmets Prompts Lawsuit

    Misleading Safety Claims Regarding Football Helmets Prompts Lawsuit
    Stark & Stark attorneys have filed a putative class action lawsuit against helmet maker Riddell, alleging that advertising claiming its products help reduce concussions was false or misleading. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in…
Rank this Week: 956

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

By Stetson University Law Professor Ellen S. Podgor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Apr 15

    Lois Lerner Held in Contempt

    Lois Lerner Held in Contempt
    Last week, as reported in the New York Times (see here), the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted to hold in contempt Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service official who after making a brief statement…
  • Apr 8

    NYU Conference - Deterring Corporate Crime: Effective Principles for Corporate Enforcement

    NYU Conference - Deterring Corporate Crime: Effective Principles for Corporate Enforcement
    I had the privilege of being at an NYU Conference titled, Deterring Corporate Crime: Effective Principles for Corporate Enforcement. Hats off to Professor Jennifer Arlen for bringing together folks with some different perspectives on…
  • Mar 25

    Gupta Conviction Affirmed by Second Circuit

    Gupta Conviction Affirmed by Second Circuit
    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Rajat Gupta's convictions for securities fraud and conspiracy to commit securities fraud. (See here). The decision should be a hit for future evidence casebooks as it provides detailed analysis of…
Rank this Week: 367

Harrisburg Campus Library Blogs

Harrisburg Campus Library Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/harrisburg
  • Apr 15

    SPRING HOLIDAY APRIL 18-20, 2014

    SPRING HOLIDAY APRIL 18-20, 2014
    April 18–19      9 a.m.—5 p.m. April 20            3 p.m.—Midnight
  • Feb 26

    SPRING BREAK HOURS – FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 9

    SPRING BREAK HOURS – FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 9
    Feb. 28                        8 a.m.—8 p.m. March…
  • Feb 14

    February 15, 2014

    February 15, 2014
    Due to anticipated inclement weather, the Harrisburg campus of Widener Law, including the Law Library, will open at 11am Saturday, February 15, 2015. The library will remain open until 10pm.
Rank this Week: 848

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Covers Alabama criminal law and procedure, including DUI,, theft crimes, and violent crimes. By Steven D. Ebersole.

http://www.birminghamcriminaldefenseblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    FAQs on Alabama’s New Record Expungement Law

    FAQs on Alabama’s New Record Expungement Law
    In January the Senate approved an “expungement” measure that would allow Alabama residents who have been charged, but never convicted, of a non-violent misdemeanor or felony to have their records hidden from public view. This is a…
  • Apr 11

    New Bill Restricts Sex Offender Access to School

    New Bill Restricts Sex Offender Access to School
    Convicted sex offenders continue to face some of the most severe and lasting criminal penalties. A new bill before the Alabama Legislature would place additional restrictions on sex offenders who were convicted of crimes against minors. If…
  • Apr 7

    Rise in Female Teacher Sex Crimes Charge

    Rise in Female Teacher Sex Crimes Charge
    Nationwide there has been a rise in the number of arrests and charges made against female teachers. Criminal charges involving sex crimes can have very complicated scenarios and any defendant will likely face severe penalties, including…
Rank this Week: 892

Antitrust Today

Antitrust Today

Covers antitrust issues both domestically and abroad. By Constantine Cannon LLP.

http://www.antitrusttoday.com
  • Apr 15

    Barclays Settles Second LIBOR Mis-Selling Case

    Barclays Settles Second LIBOR Mis-Selling Case
    A View from Constantine Cannon’s London Office By Natalia Mikolajczyk Barclays confirmed on Friday that it has settled another case alleging that it mis-sold LIBOR-tied derivative products. The lawsuit was filed by Domingos Da Silva…
  • Apr 14

    Credit Card Issuers Defeat Claims They Conspired To Use Arbitration to Block Class Action

    Credit Card Issuers Defeat Claims They Conspired To Use Arbitration to Block Class Action
    By Owen Glist American Express, Chase, and Discover have prevailed in a bench trial of a class action charging that the nation’s largest credit card issuers illegally agreed to prevent cardholders from using class actions to sue…
  • Apr 9

    Barclays Settles First LIBOR “Test Case”

    Barclays Settles First LIBOR “Test Case”
    A View from Constantine Cannon’s London Office By Michael Petrides Barclays announced on Monday that it has reached an out of court settlement of British LIBOR-related litigation with Graiseley Properties, owner of Guardian Care Homes…
Rank this Week: 585

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    New Issue: Journal of Conflict Resolution

    New Issue: Journal of Conflict Resolution
    The latest issue of the Journal of Conflict Resolution (Vol. 58, no. 3, April 2014) is out. Contents include:Special Issue: Nuclear Posture, Nonproliferation Policy, and the Spread of Nuclear WeaponsErik Gartzke & Matthew Kroenig, …
  • Apr 15

    A Note to Reader

    A Note to Reader
    I will be traveling the rest of this week, so posting will be spotty or non-existent until next Monday.
  • Apr 14

    New Issue: Journal of Private International Law

    New Issue: Journal of Private International Law
    The latest issue of the Journal of Private International Law (Vol. 10, no. 1, April 2014) is out. Contents include:Anatol Dutta & Andrea Schulz, First Cornerstones of the EU Rules on Cross-Border Child Cases: The Jurisprudence of the…
Rank this Week: 57

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas

An international, interdisciplinary community for the study of legal and normative mixtures and movements.

http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    ARTICLE: Legal Modernity and Early Amerindian Law

    ARTICLE: Legal Modernity and Early Amerindian Law
    The Indigenous Nations & Peoples Law eJournal has published "Legal Modernity and Early Amerindian Laws" by William Conklin. It is now available on SSRN.This essay claims that the violence characterizing the 20th century has been…
  • Apr 15

    WORKSHOP: Workshop on Malinowski

    WORKSHOP: Workshop on Malinowski
     The Commission on Legal Pluralism has announced a workshop on “Malinowski’s Concept of Law from the Native’s Point of View.” Bronislaw Malinowski’s 130th Birth Anniversary International Workshop. Time:…
  • Apr 15

    BOOK: Advanced Introduction To Comparative Constitutional Law

    BOOK: Advanced Introduction To Comparative Constitutional Law
    Edward Elgar Publishing has recently published Advanced Introduction To Comparative Constitutional Law by Mark Tushnet.Description Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social…
Rank this Week: 507

Construction Law in North Carolina

Construction Law in North Carolina

Discusses construction law issues in North Carolina. By Melissa Dewey Brumback.

http://constructionlawnc.com
  • Apr 15

    We have beer! (Marketing Tip)

    We have beer! (Marketing Tip)
      I saw this sign outside the Jacksonville, North Carolina regional airport.  For those of you who don’t know, Jacksonville is home to Camp Lejeune, a Marine Corp base.  Many of the passengers are coming from or going to…
  • Apr 9

    That’s not the way we’ve always done it! (Why you should update your office practices)

    That’s not the way we’ve always done it! (Why you should update your office practices)
    Anyone recognize the photo to the left?  If you are of the Millennial generation, this is a quaint thing called a public pay phone.  They used to be everywhere.  Imagine, not having a cell phone to keep you in constant contact…
  • Feb 21

    Modernist Houses Galore! [visual candy for architects]

    Modernist Houses Galore! [visual candy for architects]
    Do you like modern architecture?  Is Frank Lloyd Wright someone you wish you could have met?  If so, then you’ll want to check out the new “Masters Gallery” of the North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH) group.…
Rank this Week: 864

Searcy Mass Tort

Searcy Mass Tort

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

http://www.searcymasstort.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Consumer Reports on Choosing a Safe Hospital

    Consumer Reports on Choosing a Safe Hospital
    This is a project that had its genesis in tragedy. John James was a chief toxicologist for NASA in Houston when his 19-year-old son died after two doctors made a series of medical errors. John Alexander James had an abnormal …
  • Apr 14

    Dallas Woman Awarded $1.2 Million, Mesh Called Defectively Designed

    Dallas Woman Awarded $1.2 Million, Mesh Called Defectively Designed
    For the first time, a Texas jury has decided the pelvic mesh made by healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson was defectively designed. The jury awarded the 64-year-old Dallas woman $1.2 million following a two-and-a half week trial. The case…
  • Apr 11

    Palm Beach County United for Children with Pinwheel

    Palm Beach County United for Children with Pinwheel
    On any given day in the state of Florida, there are approximately 750 children ready to be adopted from foster homes with no identifiable family. There are also over 50,000 children in Florida who are neglected or abused, every year. …
Rank this Week: 537

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/
  • Apr 15

    Bitcoin hacks and thefts: The underlying reason

    Bitcoin hacks and thefts: The underlying reason
    Emin Gün Sirer has a fascinating post about how the use of NoSQL caused technical failures that led to the demise of Bitcoin exchanges Flexcoin and Poloniex. But these are only the latest in a long line of hacks of exchanges, other…
  • Apr 11

    Heartbleed and passwords: don’t panic

    Heartbleed and passwords: don’t panic
    The Heartbleed bug has captured public attention this week like few security vulnerabilities before it. This is a good thing, as indeed this is a catastrophic flaw. Many people have focused on its impact on passwords with headlines like…
  • Apr 10

    Heartsick about Heartbleed

    Heartsick about Heartbleed
    Ed Felten provides good advice on this blog about what to do in the wake of Heartbleed, and I’ve read some good technical discussions of the technical problem (see this for a particularly understandable explanation). In this brief…
Rank this Week: 324

KEYTLaw

KEYTLaw

Covers Arizona and federal laws.

http://www.keytlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 15

    National Weather Service, Post Office & Other Federal Agencies Buying Ammo

    National Weather Service, Post Office & Other Federal Agencies Buying Ammo
    Newsmax:  “Add the U.S. Postal Service to the list of federal agencies seeking to purchase . . . alarmingly large quantities of ammunition.  A little more than a year ago, the Social Security Administration put in a request…
  • Apr 14

    Feds Taking Money from Children Whose Parents Might Owe U.S. Money

    Feds Taking Money from Children Whose Parents Might Owe U.S. Money
    CBS News:  “Two months ago, Mary Grice, a career employee at the Food and Drug Administration, was notified the U.S. Treasury had confiscated her state and federal tax refunds totaling $4,500.  The claim against her came from…
  • Apr 13

    USDA Bans Junk Food From School

    USDA Bans Junk Food From School
    epicurious:  “New rules for school food kick in this July — and for kids going back to school in the fall, it’s sad sad news (okay, not really sad, but healthy healthy news). According to new regulations being…
Rank this Week: 524

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer…

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers securities fraud, investor fraud and Ponzi schemes. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.floridasecuritiesfraudlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 408

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 212

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

Los Angeles Personal Injury Blog

By the Law Offices of Daniel A. Gibalevich.

http://www.epersonalinjurylawyers.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Former Minor League Baseball Player Dies in Crash

    Former Minor League Baseball Player Dies in Crash
     Former Baseball Player Dies High in Crash On February 14th a former minor league baseball player did in a South Bay car crash. Thirty-seven year old, Christian Franco had drugs in his system as well as a high blood alcohol content. The…
  • Apr 14

    21 Year Old Woman Dies in Crash, Unknown Cause

    21 Year Old Woman Dies in Crash, Unknown Cause
    Unknown Cause of Vehicle Crash Kills a Young Woman On Sunday, April 13 a twenty-one year old woman sadly died after her car had overturned on State Route 78 in the San Marcos area. The car had hit a tree as it overturned. According to the…
  • Apr 11

    Single Vehicle Crash on SeaWorld Drive

    Single Vehicle Crash on SeaWorld Drive
    One Car Crash On SeaWorld Drive On Wednesday, April 9, 2014 there was a single car crash near SeaWorld that left one person dead. The police say that the woman was driving a red pickup truck on the southbound Interstate 5. She then veered off…
Rank this Week: 774

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 570

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

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

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
  • Apr 15

    Ärzte-Pranger bei Abrechnungsbetrug

    Ärzte-Pranger bei Abrechnungsbetrug
    Begeht ein Arzt einen Abrechnungsbetrug, so droht ihm neben einem Strafverfahren wegen Betruges auch eine Sanktionierung durch das Landesberufsgericht. In vielen Bundesländern kommt jedoch mittlerweile noch eine besondere…
  • Mar 31

    Kein Ermittlungsverfahren wegen Untreue gegen Brandenburgs Wirtschaftsminister

    Kein Ermittlungsverfahren wegen Untreue gegen Brandenburgs Wirtschaftsminister
    Brandenburgs Wirtschaftsminister Ralf Christoffers (Linke) gewährte einer mittlerweile insolventen Solarfirma eine Millionenförderung. Die Förderung mit 3,2 Millionen Euro rügte der Landesrechnungshof Ende 2013. Daraufhin…
  • Mar 27

    Freispruch für Ehefrau im Mord-Proze

    Freispruch für Ehefrau im Mord-Proze
    Die Staatsanwaltschaft ging davon aus, dass die 68-jährige Angeklagte ihren Ehemann auf einem Schrottplatz erschlagen hat. Als Motiv der Tat kam die Lebensversicherung in Höhe von 52.000 Euro in Betracht. Daher wurde sie auch wegen…
Rank this Week: 437

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Webinar on Copyright and Trademark Litigation

    Webinar on Copyright and Trademark Litigation
    We are delighted to announce that on 24 April 2014 Kluwer Law International is hosting a webinar on two major cases in the field of copyright and trademark litigation. The event is presented by IP expert Wouter Pors, partner in, ……
  • Apr 7

    Dutch Supreme Court: Cable retransmission has ended, but the levy might be reintroduced

    Dutch Supreme Court: Cable retransmission has ended, but the levy might be reintroduced
    Important ruling by Dutch Supreme Court on cable retransmission, film copyright and collective management of rights Guest blog by Prof. Dr D.J.G. Visser, Institute for Private Law, Leiden University  “This could well mean that…
  • Apr 3

    CJEU in UPC Telekabel Wien: A totally legal court order…to do the impossible

    CJEU in UPC Telekabel Wien: A totally legal court order…to do the impossible
    Institute for Information Law (IViR)Institute for Information Law (IViR) “This indicates the main danger of the ruling, that of fragmentation. This was foreseen by the Austrian referring court, which suggested that guidelines assessing…
Rank this Week: 247

Indiana Real Property and…

Indiana Real Property and Environmental Law Report

Comments on Indiana real estate, land use and environmental cases. By Jeff Lorenzo.

http://indianarealpropertylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 37

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 520

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Apr 14

    Bozo Tax Tip #1: The Eternal Hobby Lo

    Bozo Tax Tip #1: The Eternal Hobby Lo
    The goal of must businesses is to make money. There aren’t many businesses that can lose on each sale and make it up in volume. In fact, I don’t know of any. But I digress…. So let’s take Sam and Edna, two successful…
  • Apr 13

    Bozo Tax Tip #2: Hot Air

    Bozo Tax Tip #2: Hot Air
    Congress has decided to legislate through the Tax Code. There are hundreds of tax credits that now exist. These range from the Earned Income Credit, education credits, electric vehicle credits, and adoption credits. Some of these credits,…
  • Apr 10

    Bozo Tax Tip #3: Be Suspicious!

    Bozo Tax Tip #3: Be Suspicious!
    Another repeat, but one that is a continual issue with cash business. It may be “cash and carry,” but cash is taxable in all ways. And cash reporting (or lack thereof) can be a problem. Anyway, let’s be suspicious: Given my…
Rank this Week: 876

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law…

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law Blog

Focuses on recent developments and news in labor and employment law in Wisconsin and at the federal level. By Randy T. Enochs.

http://milwaukeeemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Court Holds Placing Pregnant Employee on Paid Leave Not a "Per Se Reasonable Accommodation"

    Court Holds Placing Pregnant Employee on Paid Leave Not a "Per Se Reasonable Accommodation"
    A federal district court in California granted in part and denied in part a defendant-employer's Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss a plaintiff's claims, primarily based on pregnancy discrimination, holding that their placing the plaintiff,…
  • Apr 10

    Wisconsin Social Media Protection Act

    Wisconsin Social Media Protection Act
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed the Wisconsin Social Media Protection Act (2013 Wisconsin Act 208) into law this past week, giving employees in Wisconsin more privacy in the workplace, though the legislation provides several exceptions…
  • Apr 8

    NLRB Holds Hospital's Rule Barring "Negativity" Violates NLRA

    NLRB Holds Hospital's Rule Barring "Negativity" Violates NLRA
    On April 1, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") ruled that Hills and Dales General Hospital's work rules barring "negativity" and requiring employees to represent their employer "in the community in a positive and professional…
Rank this Week: 877