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Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

http://www.maritimeinjury.com/
  • May 18

    Two rescued from 40 foot Vessel

    Two rescued from 40 foot Vessel
    A 40 foot vessel was reported taking on water near Iceberg Island, Washington, Wednesday afternoon. Two men were subsequently rescued. A Coast Guard Station Bellingham boatcrew, aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium, safely removed the two…
  • May 18

    Crewmen rescued after abandoning F/V Rosalyn

    Crewmen rescued after abandoning F/V Rosalyn
    A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued two people from a fishing vessel taking on water approximately 132 miles northwest of Sitka, Alaska, Tuesday morning. The fishermen sent out a mayday call after losing…
  • May 15

    F/T Starboard – Death aboard?

    F/T Starboard – Death aboard?
    We have a preliminary report of a death last Saturday aboard the Seattle-based factory trawler Starbound. So far, we’ve been unable to obtain an official account of what happened.
Rank this Week: 507

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • May 18

    SCOTUS Vacates Ninth Circuit in Spokeo, Remands for New “Concreteness” Inquiry

    SCOTUS Vacates Ninth Circuit in Spokeo, Remands for New “Concreteness” Inquiry
    The Supreme Court issued Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, No. 13-1339, earlier this week. In a majority opinion unlikely to make anyone happy, the Court vacated the Ninth Circuit’s decision, which held that Robins had adequately alleged Article III…
  • May 17

    SCOTUS Decision on Arising Under Jurisdiction in Merrill Lynch Case

    SCOTUS Decision on Arising Under Jurisdiction in Merrill Lynch Case
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith v. Manning. Justice Kagan wrote the opinion, with Justices Thomas (joined by Justice Sotomayor) concurred in the judgment and wrote…
  • May 16

    Senate Judiciary Committee to Consider Nominations of Ten Federal Judges This Week

    Senate Judiciary Committee to Consider Nominations of Ten Federal Judges This Week
    The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold hearings on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., on the nominations of: Donald Karl Schott, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit Paul Lewis Abrams, to be United States…
Rank this Week: 343

New York Injury Lawyers Blog

New York Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury and accident case updates and news. Published By New York injury firm Gallivan & Gallivan.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • May 18

    New Bill Proposes Minimum Staff Requirements in NY Hospital

    New Bill Proposes Minimum Staff Requirements in NY Hospital
    On May 6, 2016 six rallies were held throughout the state of New York by the Nurses Association to gain support for a bill that will create a standard for nurse to patient ratios. The bill, called Safe Staffing for Quality Care, calls for…
  • May 13

    Medical Malpractice Alert: Medical Errors Found to be the Third Leading Cause of Death in US

    Medical Malpractice Alert: Medical Errors Found to be the Third Leading Cause of Death in US
    Recent research has found that medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the United States. An analysis published by the BMJ last week showed that medical errors in hospitals and other health care facilities are very common,…
  • May 4

    Patient Catches Fire in Operating Room at N.Y. Hospital

    Patient Catches Fire in Operating Room at N.Y. Hospital
    NYU Langone Medical Center was investigated by the state after a patient caught fire during surgery; the facility was cited due to lapses in safety procedures and communication.  The fire took place in December 2014 when a medical…
Rank this Week: 614

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 299

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Covers quirky questions in employment law. By Dorsey & Whitney LLP.

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
  • May 18

    Quirky Question #278: DOL Doubles the FLSA Salary Basis Threshold

    Quirky Question #278: DOL Doubles the FLSA Salary Basis Threshold
    Question: Where can I find more information about the DOL’s doubling of the FLSA salary basis threshold? Did they make other changes? As an employer, what does this mean for me? And how long do I have to prepare? Answer: By Marilyn…
  • Apr 28

    Quirky Question #277: Passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Quirky Question #277: Passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act
    Question: I saw something on the news about some new trade secrets legislation. What’s going on with that? Will it help employers better protect their trade secrets? Answer: By Joel O’Malley Indeed, employers have something to…
  • Apr 19

    Quirky Question # 276: Ex-Employees Gone Rogue

    Quirky Question # 276: Ex-Employees Gone Rogue
    Question: Our company utilizes confidentiality agreements to try to protect our confidential and proprietary information. One of our former sales employees recently left us to work for a competing company.  We have evidence that he took…
Rank this Week: 192

General Counselor

General Counselor

Provides employment and labor law news and commentary. By Arnstein & Lehr LLP.

http://general-counselor.com
  • May 18

    DOL Announces Final FLSA Overtime Regulation

    DOL Announces Final FLSA Overtime Regulation
    E. Jason Tremblay On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division released its final updated FLSA overtime regulations. While some of the changes were expected, there are a number of surprises.…
  • Mar 1

    Chicago Human Rights Ordinance Amended to Include Military Statu

    Chicago Human Rights Ordinance Amended to Include Military Statu
    Chicago has just amended its Human Rights Ordinance to address discrimination targeting current and former members of the military. The post Chicago Human Rights Ordinance Amended to Include Military Status appeared first on General…
  • Feb 19

    DOL Announces That the Exemption Regulations Will Be Published in July 2016

    DOL Announces That the Exemption Regulations Will Be Published in July 2016
    On February 17, 2016, Patricia Smith, U.S. Department of Labor solicitor, announced that the U.S. DOL Final Rule regarding the FLSA White Collar Exemption Regulations The post DOL Announces That the Exemption Regulations Will Be Published in…
Rank this Week: 585

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • May 18

    5M Award for Family of Woman Hit and Killed by SMART Bu

    5M Award for Family of Woman Hit and Killed by SMART Bu
    In November 2014, Sally LaMay, 37, lost her life after she was hit in a marked crosswalk by a SMART (Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation) bus that was turning on a yellow flashing light. She left behind two teenaged…
  • May 16

    Jury Awards $1.3 Million In Hip Replacement Surgery Case

    Jury Awards $1.3 Million In Hip Replacement Surgery Case
    Failed hip replacement surgery can cause severe pain, serious injuries, physical impairment, mental anguish, and the need for additional surgery. A failed surgery, whether caused by medical negligence or a defective product, can deprive a…
  • May 12

    Family Mourns St. Paul Woman Killed In Distracted Driving Crash

    Family Mourns St. Paul Woman Killed In Distracted Driving Crash
    Driver distractions are so much a part of lives that we don‘t give them a second thought. Unfortunately, distracted driving accidents can be deadly. Once you, or a loved one, are the fatality -- it’s too late! In the aftermath of…
Rank this Week: 325

Beyond Structured Settlements

Beyond Structured Settlements

Covers 468B settlement funds, factoring, medicare set-aside arrangements, settlement planning, special needs trusts and structured settlements. By Patrick Hindert.

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • May 18

    S2P2J Release 59

    S2P2J Release 59
    Despite historically low interest rates and negative PR (most recently this Washington Post Editorial) resulting from the unconscionable business practices of some secondary market companies, the primary structured settlement market continues…
  • Apr 16

    NSSTA 2016 Annual Conference

    NSSTA 2016 Annual Conference
    Len Blonder is a structured settlement pioneer now beginning an unprecedented third term as President of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA). It may seem counterintuitive, therefore, or perhaps wishful thinking, but…
  • Apr 4

    Patrick Williams Interview

    Patrick Williams Interview
    As the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) prepares for its 2016 Annual Meeting this week in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, the primary structured settlement market faces many challenges - perhaps none greater than…
Rank this Week: 737

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/
  • May 18

    New Ruling on Positive Drug Test VOP’s Defies Logic

    New Ruling on Positive Drug Test VOP’s Defies Logic
    “Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.” — Dalai Lama XIV Every country on Earth has criminal rules, and they all sound remarkably similar.    We Americans enjoy a “presumption of…
  • May 10

    County Jail Time for Dummie

    County Jail Time for Dummie
    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been to the jail in my 23 years of defending criminal cases.  Let’s just say plenty.  But, I don’t know what it’s like to spend time behind bars, as I’m only…
  • Apr 28

    Wisdom from “We Learn Nothing”

    Wisdom from “We Learn Nothing”
    I”m warning you in advance that this is, sort of, a book review.  I’ve written over 300 articles for my blog, and now that I’m running out of ideas, I thought it would be nice to share some thoughts on a great book from…
Rank this Week: 509

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • May 18

    Full text of May 17, 2017 DDC pro-2nd Amendment Decision.

    Full text of May 17, 2017 DDC pro-2nd Amendment Decision.
    Well-written plain English opinion yesterday U.S. District Judge Richard. R. Leon. DDC May 17, 2016 handgun decision...
  • May 17

    John Daniel Hull, III. Happy Birthday, Big John.

    John Daniel Hull, III. Happy Birthday, Big John.
    John Daniel Hull III. May 17, 1928 - December 27, 2012. My Dad's 88th birthday would have been May 17, 2016. This blog has posted pictures of him at various ages. Below is one of his favorite places in the...
  • May 11

    Congressional Internships in Washington, D.C.?

    Congressional Internships in Washington, D.C.?
    Congressional Internships in DC? Jobs for undergraduates in the Senate and House Office buildings? Where are they? How do you get them? Someone asked this question yesterday and here's a paraphrasing of my answer. I haven't researched Capitol…
Rank this Week: 265

The Startup Lawyer

The Startup Lawyer

Covers entrepreneurship and startup companies. By Ryan Roberts.

http://startuplawyer.com/
  • May 18

    Accelerator Investments Should Be Convertible Equity

    Accelerator Investments Should Be Convertible Equity
    I previously wrote that accelerator documents should be easy.  At the time, I thought accelerator documents should be easy primarily because of the potential adverse selection problem for the accelerator.  In other words, the more…
  • May 16

    Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day May 2016

    Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day May 2016
    Tech Wildcatters, the original Dallas accelerator, is hosting their first pitch day of 2016 on May 26th at the House of Blues in Dallas. Here’s the streamlined agenda: 12:45pm — Accredited Investor Preview 1:30pm —…
  • May 5

    Right of First Refusal in Company Bylaw

    Right of First Refusal in Company Bylaw
    A Right of First Refusal provision provides a startup with the right to step in place of a prospective 3rd party purchaser when a current stockholder desires to sell their stock. That is, the startup has the right to purchase and redeem any…
Rank this Week: 282

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

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

    DadsDivorce Live: Weathering Financial Strain During Marriage

    DadsDivorce Live: Weathering Financial Strain During Marriage
    Financial stress is typically listed as the top predictor of divorce and a plethora of social science studies have linked financial challenges to marital difficulties.  Utah State University Associate Professor Jeffrey Dew recently…
  • May 17

    The Latest Child Custody Trend: ‘Birdnesting’

    The Latest Child Custody Trend: ‘Birdnesting’
    There are very few life events more Earth-shattering for a child than when his or her parents divorce. Research shows that children do best in stable households where they know what to expect and feel, but that stability is difficult to…
  • May 16

    How Long Can I Stay In The House?

    How Long Can I Stay In The House?
    Question: My wife is planning on filing for divorce and wants me to move out of the house. Unfortunately, I do not have the resources to relocate. Legally, how long can I stay at home? Answer: I do not practice law in your state. Therefore, I…
Rank this Week: 41

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
  • May 18

    Quick Update: House Panel Approves Polluter Plan to Radically Weaken Clean Air Act

    Quick Update: House Panel Approves Polluter Plan to Radically Weaken Clean Air Act
    A quick update to our most recent post:Today, in a party-line vote, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved legislation that would radically weaken the Clean Air Act in order to save money for the oil industry and other polluters.…
  • May 13

    Olson Thanks Koch for Advice and Support on Smoggy Skies Bill

    Olson Thanks Koch for Advice and Support on Smoggy Skies Bill
    PRESS RELEASE[Of course, this is a spoof, but…]WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) publicly thanked Koch Industries for its advice and generous financial support as the House Energy and Power subcommittee acted to…
  • May 9

    Disappointing (Except, Perhaps, to VW): EPA Wants to Scale Back Monitoring for Car and Truck Pollution

    Disappointing (Except, Perhaps, to VW): EPA Wants to Scale Back Monitoring for Car and Truck Pollution
    This is terribly disappointing news.The US EPA has very quietly proposed scaling back efforts to monitor car and truck pollution near roadways.  The pollution at issue is nitrogen dioxide — the very sort of emissions at the center…
Rank this Week: 688

Tennessee Injury Lawyer Blog

Tennessee Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accident and injury law issues, cases and news with a focus on Tennessee. By the Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseelawblog.com/
  • May 18

    Department of Justice Launches Targeted Elder Justice Task Force

    Department of Justice Launches Targeted Elder Justice Task Force
    To help combat the epidemic of elder abuse, on March 30th of 2016, the Department of Justice  made an announcement about the formal launch of 10 regional Elder Justice Task Forces designed to identify nursing homes and other long-term…
  • May 9

    Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $55 Million in Talc-Powder Cancer Trial

    Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $55 Million in Talc-Powder Cancer Trial
    Gloria Ristesund used Johnson & Johnson’s talc powder products on her genitals for years and she was later diagnosed with ovarian cancer as a result. She had to have a hysterectomy and several other surgeries because of the cancer.…
  • Apr 15

    Jury Gives $8.2 Million Verdict for Former Painter for Benzene Exposure

    Jury Gives $8.2 Million Verdict for Former Painter for Benzene Exposure
    Virgil Hood handled paints and paint thinners manufactured by E.I. DuPont de Nemours daily while working as a painter between 1973 and 1996 for Timpte Trailers, a manufacturer of semi-trailers. He also worked for Continental Airlines. Hood…
Rank this Week: 474

Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

Analyzes and covers developments in employment and labor issues. By Hunton & Williams.

http://www.huntonlaborblog.com/
  • May 18

    DOL Issues Much-Anticipated Overtime Rule – More Than Doubles Salary Requirement for FLSA Exemption

    DOL Issues Much-Anticipated Overtime Rule – More Than Doubles Salary Requirement for FLSA Exemption
    Today, the U.S. Department of Labor published its final rule increasing the salary requirement for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s white-collar exemptions to $47,476 per year ($913 per week). Though the new salary level is not as high as…
  • May 13

    The War Against Trade Secret Theft – A New Weapon

    The War Against Trade Secret Theft – A New Weapon
    Congress gave companies a new weapon to fight trade secret theft this week. President Obama signed a law that addresses several issues that often mire trade secret litigation – cross border battles when multiple states are involved,…
  • Apr 29

    First Year of NLRB’s New Election Rules – Employers Deflecting Union “Ambush”

    First Year of NLRB’s New Election Rules – Employers Deflecting Union “Ambush”
    One year has passed since the National Labor Relations Board issued its controversial “ambush” election rules, and as expected, the rules have caused a substantial reduction in the time between a union’s filing of a petition…
Rank this Week: 615

Mass Tort Defense

Mass Tort Defense

Covers legal issues relating to defense of mass tort cases and large scale product liability claims. By Sean P. Wajert of Dechert, LLP.

http://www.masstortdefense.com/
  • May 18

    Supreme Court Offers Some Guidance on Standing

    Supreme Court Offers Some Guidance on Standing
    The Supreme Court has decided a case involving injury-in-fact and standing issues that may have significant impacts on class actions.  See Spokeo Inc. v. Robins, No. 13-1339 (U.S. 5/16/16). Spokeo, Inc. operated a “people…
  • May 11

    Ninth Circuit Refuses to Revive Water Class Action

    Ninth Circuit Refuses to Revive Water Class Action
    The Ninth Circuit this week declined to revive a proposed class action in Washington federal court accusing defendant of mis-labeling a water drink containing caffeine.  See Harold Maple v. Costco Wholesale Corporation, No.…
  • May 2

    First Circuit Affirms Exclusion of Specific Causation Opinion

    First Circuit Affirms Exclusion of Specific Causation Opinion
    The First Circuit recently affirmed the exclusion of plaintiff's expert in a toxic tort claim, leading to summary judgment. See Milward v. Rust-Oleum Corp., No. 13-2132, 2016 WL 1622620 (1st Cir. 4/25/16). Plaintiff Milward worked…
Rank this Week: 971

Indiana Long Term Disability…

Indiana Long Term Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers ERISA, disability benefits, and insurance bad faith. By O'Ryan Law Firm.

http://www.indianalongtermdisabilitylawyer-blog.com/
  • May 18

    Prudential Settles Long Term Disability Claim

    Prudential Settles Long Term Disability Claim
    O’Ryan Law Firm, on behalf of Plaintiff Shane C., recently filed a federal lawsuit against The Prudential Insurance Company of America (“Prudential”). The Plaintiff was employed as Senior Vice President Regional Manager with…
  • Mar 18

    Late Appeal Decisions by Insurance Companie

    Late Appeal Decisions by Insurance Companie
    At the O’Ryan Law Firm, we represent numerous clients who have become disabled and their disability claim was denied by their insurance company. We then represent the clients in the appeal process to appeal the denial of their…
  • Feb 12

    Scleroderma as a Disabling Condition

    Scleroderma as a Disabling Condition
    At the O’Ryan Law Firm, we have represented several clients who have become disabled due to the severe symptoms of Scleroderma. According to the American College of Rheumatology: WHAT IS SCLERODERMA? Scleroderma (also known as systemic…
Rank this Week: 590

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond…

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Blog

Covers recent case law, changes in the statutory law, advice and practical tips on construction law including filing materialmen's liens, payment bond claims, Miller Act issues, construction contracting, and public works.

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • May 18

    The Art of a Well-Drafted Construction Contract

    The Art of a Well-Drafted Construction Contract
    by Mark A. Cobb We always enjoy sharing great blog articles with you. Sometimes, the topics just happen by themselves, sometimes they are based upon a real-life experience with a client or opposing counsel, other times they are more…
  • May 5

    Federal Court Rules that Subcontractor Duties Are Not Terminated by Contractor’s Modest Underpayment

    Federal Court Rules that Subcontractor Duties Are Not Terminated by Contractor’s Modest Underpayment
    by Stephanie Dodson Dougherty The Mar-Paul Company, Inc. (“Mar-Paul”) entered into an electrical subcontract with Butch-Kavitz, Inc. (“Butch”) for a renovation project at the Tobyhanna Army Depot in Pennsylvania owned…
  • Apr 15

    Notice of Intent to Lien in Georgia

    Notice of Intent to Lien in Georgia
    by Mark A. Cobb Many clients ask about Georgia’s Notice of Intent to File Lien requirements, and there are always surprised to hear the short answer: Georgia does not require any type of Notice of Intent to File Lien. However, the…
Rank this Week: 677

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses boating, car, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents. By Altman& Altman.

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 18

    Will Self-Driving Big Rigs Reduce Deadly Trucking Accidents?

    Will Self-Driving Big Rigs Reduce Deadly Trucking Accidents?
    It is a widely known fact that crashes involving large trucks (a.k.a. 18-wheelers, big rigs, tractor-trailers) often result in serious injuries and deaths. It is also relatively common for long-haul truck drivers to spend significant hours…
  • May 12

    MA Nursing Home Aides Caught Using Social Media to Violate and Humiliate Elderly Resident

    MA Nursing Home Aides Caught Using Social Media to Violate and Humiliate Elderly Resident
    Abusers often target our most vulnerable citizens; young children, individuals with mental or physical disabilities, and the elderly. Considering that many nursing home residents are elderly and have an age-related physical or mental…
  • May 11

    Private School Sexual Abuse Cases Shock New England

    Private School Sexual Abuse Cases Shock New England
    Sexual abuse cases are always highly sensitive. This is especially true when the offender is a trusted authority figure, such as a doctor or teacher. The Boston Globe recently called attention to a disturbing number of sexual abuse and…
Rank this Week: 233

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • May 18

    Radio Berkman 237: The Chilling Effect

    Radio Berkman 237: The Chilling Effect
    Listen: or download | …also in Ogg The effects of surveillance on human behavior have long been discussed and documented in the real world. That nervous feeling you get when you notice a police officer or a security camera? The…
  • May 11

    Ellery Biddle on The Internetish Things of Cuba: Open Source and ‘in the Clear’

    Ellery Biddle on The Internetish Things of Cuba: Open Source and ‘in the Clear’
    What is it like to use the Internet in fits and starts? How do communities with limited access to the global Internet use digital tools? Beyond sensational media narratives about Havana’s WiFi hotspots and the paquete semanal, there is…
  • May 11

    Ellery Biddle on The Internetish Things of Cuba: Open Source and ‘in the Clear’ [AUDIO]

    Ellery Biddle on The Internetish Things of Cuba: Open Source and ‘in the Clear’ [AUDIO]
    What is it like to use the Internet in fits and starts? How do communities with limited access to the global Internet use digital tools? Beyond sensational media narratives about Havana’s WiFi hotspots and the paquete semanal, there is…
Rank this Week: 334

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • May 18

    Heart Attack Survival

    Heart Attack Survival
    Heart Attack Survival from Brien Roche Law Heart attack survival in large measure is a function of proper medical treatment.  Every 34 seconds someone in the U.S. has a heart attack.  Every 60 seconds someone in the U.S. dies of a…
  • May 17

    Product Liability Litigation

    Product Liability Litigation
    Product Liability Litigation from Brien Roche Law Product Liability Litigation-Research Sources Product liability litigation can be complicated.  There are a number of excellent sources for research dealing with these types of cases:…
  • May 16

    Medical Malpractice – Surgery

    Medical Malpractice – Surgery
    Medical Malpractice – Surgery from Brien Roche Law Surgical medical malpractice to some extent is a function of how often a surgeon has performed the procedure.  One very complicated procedure is the Whipple procedure which is a…
Rank this Week: 374

Watching the Connectives

Watching the Connectives

Covers telecoms and technology. By Olswang.

http://robbratby.com/
  • May 18

    Proposed changes to UK law affecting telecoms operator

    Proposed changes to UK law affecting telecoms operator
    In today’s Queen’s speech (which sets out the UK Government’s legislative agenda), a number of proposals were made which will impact the UK telecoms sector: the right for every household to access high-speed broadband…
  • Apr 11

    A new universal service broadband obligation for the UK

    A new universal service broadband obligation for the UK
    In November 2015, the David Cameron, the UK Prime Minister, announced the UK government’s intention to introduce a broadband universal service obligation to the UK. Subsequent announcements have clarified that his…
  • Mar 1

    Ofcom to review and update General Conditions of Entitlement affecting all communications providers operating in the UK

    Ofcom to review and update General Conditions of Entitlement affecting all communications providers operating in the UK
    If you read past the Openreach headlines in Ofcom’s Digital Communications Market review, you can find four paragraphs in chapter eight announcing a review of the UK’s General Conditions of Entitlement, which will affect…
Rank this Week: 721

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • May 18

    The Difference Between Voice & Tone

    The Difference Between Voice & Tone
    You’d be hard pressed to find a marketer who won’t nod emphatically when you say, “You need to establish your voice.” But I’d wager that you’d be equally stymied if you tried to find someone who can tell…
  • May 18

    Retail SEO: 8 Tips to Optimise Your Product Pages for Organic Search

    Retail SEO: 8 Tips to Optimise Your Product Pages for Organic Search
    Retail SEO: Optimise Your Product Pages for Organic Search Product page optimisation is an oft-overlooked area of retail SEO. The key objection I tend to encounter is that there’s just so many pages, people struggle to know where to…
  • May 16

    3 Logical Alternatives to Animated GIF

    3 Logical Alternatives to Animated GIF
    GIFs are one of the oldest image formats on the web. The Graphics Interchange Format was first introduced in 1987, and advances in browser technology in the intervening years have reduced the number of scenarios in which GIF is the most…
Rank this Week: 107

Securities Litigation and…

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

Covers SEC investigations, insider trading, derivative actions, white collar defense, and whistleblowers. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/securities-litigation/
Rank this Week: 582

Thomson Law Firm Q & A

Thomson Law Firm Q & A

Answers common questions about car accidents, medical malpractice and other serious issues that can involve lawsuits.

http://www.myvirginiainjurylawyer.com/q-a/
Rank this Week: 571

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Covers upcoming and decided appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. By McCarthy Tétrault LLP

http://www.canadianappeals.com
  • May 18

    Do What You Say, Not Just What Your Write: Subsequent Oral Amendments to Written Contract

    Do What You Say, Not Just What Your Write: Subsequent Oral Amendments to Written Contract
    By Richard Lizius Globe Motors, Inc. & Ors v. TRW Lucas Varity Electric Steering Ltd. & Anor, [2016] EWCA Civ. 396 is the latest statement of the England and Wales Court of Appeal with respect to whether parties can make an oral…
  • May 18

    Québec Court of Appeal to hear its first case on the scope of lobbying legislation

    Québec Court of Appeal to hear its first case on the scope of lobbying legislation
    By Gabriel Querry The Québec Court of Appeal recently granted leave to appeal from Directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales c. Cliche, 2016 QCCS 1288. To our knowledge, it is the first time the Court of Appeal agrees to…
  • May 18

    Is your Clearly Descriptive Place of Origin Mark Distinctive? Prove it!

    Is your Clearly Descriptive Place of Origin Mark Distinctive? Prove it!
    By Dharshini Sinnadurai The Federal Court of Appeal recently clarified the applicable test for challenging a trade-mark that is clearly descriptive of a good’s place of origin, pursuant to s. 12(1)(b) of the Trade-marks Act, RSC 1985,…
Rank this Week: 685

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: 34

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 18

    #NeverNader: A Reminder About The Perils Of Purity

    #NeverNader: A Reminder About The Perils Of Purity
    It is no coincidence that the most potent insurgencies from the left come to the fore at the end of a Democratic -- not Republican -- Administration.  That is when progressives are (often understandably) angered…
  • May 11

    American Exceptionalism: Celebrating Our Favorite War Criminal

    American Exceptionalism: Celebrating Our Favorite War Criminal
    "Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you."  -- Satchell PaigeInteresting juxtaposition.  President Obama announces plans to become the first sitting president to visit Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima -- the very…
  • May 6

    Obama's Mic Drop In Flint

    Obama's Mic Drop In Flint
    "And this kind of thinking -- this myth that government is always the enemy; that forgets that our government is us -- it’s us; that it’s an extension of us, ourselves -- that attitude is as corrosive to our democracy as the stuff…
Rank this Week: 240

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

Insight and information on Louisiana law, litigation and legal culture. By Kean Miller.

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 435

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

Covers auto laws and auto accident law in California. By Bisnar Chase LLP.

http://www.trafficaccidentnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • May 18

    Ten Injured in Car Crash Outside San Diego Elementary School

    Ten Injured in Car Crash Outside San Diego Elementary School
    Ten people, including nine children and an adult, were injured after a 70-year-old woman drove onto a sidewalk and slammed into a large group of children waiting to be picked up after school. According to an NBC San Diego news report, the…
  • May 10

    Orange DUI Crash Critically Injures Skateboarder

    Orange DUI Crash Critically Injures Skateboarder
    A 15-year-old skateboarder was critically injured in an Orange car accident, which officials say, was caused by a suspected DUI driver. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the teenager was crossing North Wanda Road just…
  • Apr 19

    North Hills Minivan Rollover Crash Proves Deadly

    North Hills Minivan Rollover Crash Proves Deadly
    One man was killed and eight others were injured in a North Hills rollover crash triggered by a 20-year-old woman who ran a red light and crashed into a minivan at a street intersection the morning of April 17, 2016. According to a Fox 11…
Rank this Week: 47

Intellectual Property, Business,…

Intellectual Property, Business, and Bankruptcy Blog

By Assouline & Berlowe.

http://assoulineberlowe.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 981

Blogging for Justice

Blogging for Justice

Covers personal injury and the firm's involvement in the Bakersfield and Kern County community. By the Chain | Cohn | Stiles law firm.

http://www.bloggingforjustice.com/
  • May 18

    The wrongful death case of David Sal Silva

    The wrongful death case of David Sal Silva
    On the night of May 7, 2013, David Sal Silva fell asleep in front of a home in east Bakersfield, across from Kern Medical Center. Several law enforcement officers arrived on scene and proceeded to use unreasonable and excessive force in…
  • May 11

    Chain | Cohn | Stiles attorney Beatriz Trejo leads local group advocating for injured worker

    Chain | Cohn | Stiles attorney Beatriz Trejo leads local group advocating for injured worker
    The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association is “the most powerful, and most knowledgeable legal voice for the injured workers of California,” serving the state’s injured workers since…
  • May 4

    Chain | Cohn | Stiles selected to fourth consecutive ‘Best of Bakersfield’ list

    Chain | Cohn | Stiles selected to fourth consecutive ‘Best of Bakersfield’ list
    For the fourth year in a row, Bakersfield-based personal injury and workers’ compensation* law firm Chain | Cohn | Stiles has been selected to the “Best of Bakersfield” list. The law firm was chosen as one of three winners…
Rank this Week: 967

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • May 18

    Breaking News: Millions of Employees Will Be Entitled to Overtime Pay Starting This December

    Breaking News: Millions of Employees Will Be Entitled to Overtime Pay Starting This December
    Under a new rule announced by the White House yesterday, anybody making a salary of less than $47,476 ($913 a week) will automatically qualify for overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours a week. The current threshold is $23,660 (or…
  • May 11

    Breaking News: President Obama Signs Trade Secrets Bill Into Law

    Breaking News: President Obama Signs Trade Secrets Bill Into Law
    Today, President Obama signed into law S. 1890, which will allow companies to sue entities in federal court over allegations of trade secrets theft. Previously, the Senate passed the bill 87-0 on April 4, and the House cleared it…
  • May 10

    The Far-Reaching Claws of the Texas Non-Compete Statute

    The Far-Reaching Claws of the Texas Non-Compete Statute
    A recent case from a Texas Court of Appeals demonstrates that the Texas non-compete statute applies not only to the employment agreements or sale of business contracts, but to any contracts that contain provisions restraining trade. In…
Rank this Week: 241

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business, immigration and real estate law. By Stok Folk + Kon, P.A.

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 556

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • May 18

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Dovey

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Dovey
    CRIMINAL – THEFT DA 15-0496, 2016 MT 118N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. JOHN CRESWELL DOVEY, Defendant and Appellant.
  • May 18

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Marriage of Murphy

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Marriage of Murphy
    CIVIL – DOMESTIC RELATIONS DA 15-0632, 2016 MT 117N, IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: KENNETH MARK MURPHY, JR., Petitioner and Appellant, v. SHERI LYNN MURPHY, Respondent and Appellee.  
  • May 18

    OPINION: Pacific Hide & Fur v. Emineth

    OPINION: Pacific Hide & Fur v. Emineth
    CIVIL – BREACH OF CONTRACT DA 15-0503, 2016 MT 114, PACIFIC HIDE & FUR DEPOT, d/b/a PACIFIC STEEL & RECYCLING, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. EMINETH CUSTOM HOMES, INC. and SHANE EMINETH, Defendants and Appellants.
Rank this Week: 16

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

Covers corporate trustees, compensation disputes, contested guardianship proceedings, creditors' claims, homestead litigation, will construction litigation, and trust and estates litigation. By Juan C. Antunez.

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 527

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • May 18

    Law Firm Vendors: Which Ones Not To Hire

    Law Firm Vendors: Which Ones Not To Hire
    Bryan Marble, principal at AmazeLaw  is a law firm vendor offering various web, blogging and SEO solutions for law firms. But perhaps because Marble is married to a lawyer, he’s one of the few law firm vendors that I’ve ever…
  • May 17

    Yes, Findlaw – Lawyers Can Set Up A Booth At Farmers’ Markets – So Long As They Sit Like A Potted Plant

    Yes, Findlaw – Lawyers Can Set Up A Booth At Farmers’ Markets – So Long As They Sit Like A Potted Plant
    Talk about lazy blogging.  I happened to come across this March 2015 post  at Findlaw’s Law Firm Business Blog  recommending that law firms consider setting up an informational booth or table at the outdoor festivals,…
  • May 16

    Make Money Mondays: Encourage Twenty Percent Project

    Make Money Mondays: Encourage Twenty Percent Project
    Google is famous for its twenty percent project initiative which encourages employees to spend twenty percent of their time experimenting with their own ideas. Other behemoth tech companies like LinkedIn, Facebook and Apple have adopted their…
Rank this Week: 517

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

Covers library legal issues, legal information sources, and notices for the Harvard Law community. From the law librarians of Harvard Law School.

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/
  • May 18

    Open for research: The Records of the Cambridge Tenants’ Union

    Open for research: The Records of the Cambridge Tenants’ Union
    Historical & Special Collections is pleased to announce the opening of a new modern manuscript collection for research — the Records of the Cambridge Tenants’ Union.   The Cambridge Tenant’s Union (CTU) Records…
  • May 9

    Book Series Spotlight: German Law Accessible

    Book Series Spotlight: German Law Accessible
    The law library’s collection includes many English-language materials on German law. One especially helpful resource is the German Law Accessible series of books, published by the German legal publisher C.H. Beck. Many of the titles in…
  • May 3

    New exhibit: What (Not) to Wear: Fashion and the Law

    New exhibit: What (Not) to Wear: Fashion and the Law
    Historical & Special Collections is pleased to announce that the new exhibit, What (Not) to Wear: Fashion and the Law is now on view in the Caspersen Room on the fourth floor of Langdell Hall. Though law and fashion may not…
Rank this Week: 411

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Brett A. Podolsky.

http://brettpodolsky.com/blog
  • May 18

    4 Types of Sex Crimes and Their Consequence

    4 Types of Sex Crimes and Their Consequence
    Types of Sex Crimes in Texas A sex crime is a certain type of criminal offense that includes some sexual component. This sexual component usually involves a crime that involves the sexual act or which involves the sexual organs or genitals of…
  • May 11

    Improper Photography: Taking Pictures Without Consent

    Improper Photography: Taking Pictures Without Consent
    Texas Laws on Improper Photography It’s safe to say that modern technology has made many people into amateur photographers. Whether they are snapping selfies or taking a video in a public place, nearly everyone has instant access to…
  • May 4

    Is There a Difference Between Public Lewdness and Indecent Exposure?

    Is There a Difference Between Public Lewdness and Indecent Exposure?
    Public Lewdness and Indecent Exposure in Texas One of the many goals of the Texas government and law enforcement is to maintain public peace and order. This includes laws and ordinances that prohibit certain kinds of behavior that are…
Rank this Week: 993

Broke and Broker

Broke and Broker

Covers the Wall Street docket of criminal, civil, regulatory, and arbitration cases. By Bill Singer.

http://brokeandbroker.com/index.php
  • May 18

    FINRA Publishes Mitigation Statement in Elderly Client Conversion Case

    FINRA Publishes Mitigation Statement in Elderly Client Conversion Case
    An elderly client gives her stockbroker $25,000. Is it a loan? Maybe. Is it an investment? Could be. What did that $25,000 obtain for the client? Supposedly a piece of a business. Except the business didn't exist.The odd thing -- the…
  • May 17

    BrokeAndBroker.com Blog by Bill Singer WEEK IN REVIEW

    BrokeAndBroker.com Blog by Bill Singer WEEK IN REVIEW
    UBS And Wells Fargo Wage Thumb Drive WarfareLike an artichoke, some lawsuits require you to peel off one leaf after another until you get to the heart of the matter -- and, just like an artichoke, you may choke on that prize at the center if…
  • May 17

    UBS and Wells Fargo Wage Thumb Drive Warfare

    UBS and Wells Fargo Wage Thumb Drive Warfare
    Like an artichoke, some lawsuits require you to peel off one leaf after another until you get to the heart of the matter -- and, just like an artichoke, you may choke on that prize at the center if you're not careful. Consider a recent FINRA…
Rank this Week: 419

Law and Other Things

Law and Other Things

Covers Indian law, courts and the Constitution.

http://lawandotherthings.blogspot.com/
  • May 18

    Restrictions on Constitutional Amendments in Papua New Guinea and India

    Restrictions on Constitutional Amendments in Papua New Guinea and India
    IntroductionThe Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea (“SCPNG”)’s recent decision in Namah v Pato [2016] PGSC 13; SC1497 (“Namah”) found the detention of asylum seekers (transferred from Australia to Papua New Guinea…
  • May 16

    Freebies and Election Manifestos: New Development

    Freebies and Election Manifestos: New Development
    In a blog post last year, I had written about the (then) recently inserted Part VIII of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) issued by the Election Commission of India (ECI). Part VIII deals with Election Manifestos issued by political parties.…
  • May 11

    9th Annual NLSIR Symposium 2015-16 – Goods and Services Tax: The Changing Face of Fiscal Federalism in India

    9th Annual NLSIR Symposium 2015-16 – Goods and Services Tax: The Changing Face of Fiscal Federalism in India
    [The following announcement is being posted on behalf of the National Law School of India Review]The National Law School of India Review (NLSIR), the flagship journal of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore is…
Rank this Week: 156

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

Covers criminal defense, immigration consequences, and constitutional law. By Rick Horowitz.

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • May 17

    A Tale of Two (or More) World

    A Tale of Two (or More) World
    This morning, I’ve been reading Modern Scientific Evidence: The Law and Science of Expert Testimony, volume one.  And while parts of it have begun to intermingle with my own experiences in trying to convince courts that gang cops…
  • May 17

    Once Upon A Time

    Once Upon A Time
    Once upon a time, Americans actually believed in morality.  They didn’t just talk about it.  They believed in it. They fought for it.  Some even died for it. In those days, community pressure — even shunning people…
  • Mar 25

    An Even Playing Field

    An Even Playing Field
    Over at Danger & Play – which is almost, but not quite, the BDSM site you might expect it to be – Mike Cernovich told us last month that: When Jian Ghomeshi, a world-famous social justice warrior and male feminist, was accused…
Rank this Week: 569

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

Covers wage and hour law. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.wagehourlitigation.com
  • May 17

    They’re Here: White Collar Exemption Revisions Announced

    They’re Here: White Collar Exemption Revisions Announced
    Authored by Alex Passantino Tomorrow, the Department of Labor’s long-awaited revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s white collar exemption will be announced. Although there certainly will be additional nuance identified…
  • May 16

    Plaintiffs’ Bar Sets Sights on New Lawsuits Following DOL Rule Amendment

    Plaintiffs’ Bar Sets Sights on New Lawsuits Following DOL Rule Amendment
    Co-authored by Richard Alfred, Brett Bartlett, and Noah Finkel The Department of Labor’s release of the new exemption regulations appears imminent. As we have reported in a number of posts, these new rules are expected to nearly…
  • May 5

    New FLSA Overtime Exemption Rules Expected Imminently

    New FLSA Overtime Exemption Rules Expected Imminently
    By: Seyfarth Shaw’s Wage Hour Litigation Practice Group Seyfarth Synopsis: As early as next week, the Department of Labor is expected to issue its final rule implementing revisions to the regulations governing the application of the…
Rank this Week: 579

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoduilawyerblog.net/
  • May 17

    Anti-Fraud Measures Being Put in Place On All New Illinois Driver’s License and State ID Card

    Anti-Fraud Measures Being Put in Place On All New Illinois Driver’s License and State ID Card
    By the end of July 2016, Illinois driver’s licenses and ID cards will no longer be issued at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Instead, the DMV will be issuing temporary paper cards with a photo on it, which the applicant will have for…
  • May 3

    New Study Concludes that Juvenile Records are Rarely Expunged

    New Study Concludes that Juvenile Records are Rarely Expunged
    A new Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission report released last month examined juvenile expungements from 2004 to 2014. It concluded that only three records for every 1000 juvenile arrests are expunged including those cases that are…
  • Mar 29

    Number of Chicago Shootings Surging in 2016

    Number of Chicago Shootings Surging in 2016
    The number of shootings in the first three months of 2016 is the highest of the decade in Chicago. At least 775 people have been shot in the city, which is up 80 percent from last year. As of March 28, there were at least 650 separate…
Rank this Week: 836

Trade Secrets Blog

Trade Secrets Blog

Covers trade secrets and trade legislation with a focus on the Southeastern states. By Press Millen and Todd Sullivan of Womble Carlyle.

http://wombletradesecrets.blogspot.com/
  • May 17

    "Defend Trade Secrets Act" - How Will This New Law Affect Your Business?

    "Defend Trade Secrets Act" - How Will This New Law Affect Your Business?
    With a near unanimous (410-2) vote on April 27, 2016, the House passed the “Defend Trade Secrets Act” (“DTSA”). Having already been passed by the Senate (87-0), the legislation advances to President Obama, who has…
  • Sep 17

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle
    From the Daytona Beach News-Journal of Florida, a Florida contribution to the evolving role of trade secrets, concerning old-fashioned stealing, a vendetta against a former employee, and, of course, assault weapons.The paper reports that two…
  • Sep 17

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle
    From the Daytona Beach News-Journal of Florida, a Florida contribution to the evolving role of trade secrets, concerning old-fashioned stealing, a vendetta against a former employee, and, of course, assault weapons. The paper reports that two…
Rank this Week: 869