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Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

Covers current immigration legal issues. By Jonathan D. Montag.

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Sep 25

    The erroneous statistics of the Justice Department and the pointless detention of Haitian

    The erroneous statistics of the Justice Department and the pointless detention of Haitian
    In August 26, 2016, the Justice Department informed the Supreme Court through letters that it provided it with erroneous statistics that formed the basis of the government’s victory in a 2003 case, Demore v. Kim, which upheld the…
  • Aug 28

    Moral turpitude, it’s time to put a stake in its heart

    Moral turpitude, it’s time to put a stake in its heart
    This week brought two moral turpitude decisions from two courts of appeals, Ortega-Lopez v. Lynch in the Ninth Circuit  and Arias v.  Lynch in the 7th Circuit. Moral turpitude is important in immigration law. Getting convicted of…
  • Aug 21

    Flores v. Lynch, an example of the risks in winning your case.

    Flores v. Lynch, an example of the risks in winning your case.
    On July 6, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals released its decision in Flores v. Lynch, a lawsuit brought by the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law to decide about a difference in interpretation of a Settlement agreement the…
Rank this Week: 793

Taxidermy: Getting Under the Skin…

Taxidermy: Getting Under the Skin of Tax Law

Insight into the trials and tribulations of a UK tax lawyer. By Ann L. Humphrey.

http://www.annlhumphrey.com/blog
Rank this Week: 567

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney…

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Find Arizona criminal laws and information for criminal defense defendants by Tempe AZ lawyer criminal defense attorney and Arizona drunk driving legal representation.

http://blog.arizonacriminaldefenselawyer.com/
  • Sep 25

    3 Things You Need to Know About Miranda Right

    3 Things You Need to Know About Miranda Right
    Miranda warnings are intended to help you avoid running afoul of your constitutional rights if you are in custody, and the police plan to question you regarding your involvement in a crime. Here are three facts revealed about your Miranda…
  • Sep 9

    Mistake of Law: How to Challenge Your Unlawful Stop

    Mistake of Law: How to Challenge Your Unlawful Stop
    after the Stop. Can an Arizona Officer's misreading of an unambiguous law give rise to reasonable suspicion, thereby making a stop lawful? This was a question for a recent Arizona appellate court to decide. In the case, the court…
  • Aug 26

    Marijuana Odor Probable Cause for Search Warrant in Arizona

    Marijuana Odor Probable Cause for Search Warrant in Arizona
    The Arizona Supreme Court recently considered whether the smell of marijuana was enough to establish probable cause for the purpose of issuing a search warrant in light of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA). The AZ Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 521

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • Sep 25

    Domestic Partner of Biological Father May Seek Custody

    Domestic Partner of Biological Father May Seek Custody
    On August 30th, the state’s highest court overruled its prior holdings and expanded the definition of parent to grant a standing to seek custody to a domestic partner who agreed with the biological parent to the conception of a child…
  • Sep 25

    Domestic Partner of Biological Father May Seek Custody

    Domestic Partner of Biological Father May Seek Custody
    On August 30th, the state’s highest court overruled its prior holdings and expanded the definition of parent to grant a standing to seek custody to a domestic partner who agreed with the biological parent to the conception of a child…
  • Sep 18

    Redressing the Failure to Maintain Life Insurance Required by Divorce Judgment

    Redressing the Failure to Maintain Life Insurance Required by Divorce Judgment
    What happens when a deceased father failed to maintain life insurance for the benefit of his ex-wife and the children of the marriage entitled to receive support? Is there a claim, against whom, and for how much? Those were the questions…
Rank this Week: 896

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

Covers employment law for U.S. companies with employees in Canada: By Fasken Martineau.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Sep 25

    Union blog’s sexist comments about manager constitutionally protected, not discriminatory, says court

    Union blog’s sexist comments about manager constitutionally protected, not discriminatory, says court
    by Nicole Singh Canadian tribunals have consistently ruled that communications by employees on social media can be viewed as an extension of the workplace. Improper communication on such platforms can therefore be considered a form of…
  • Sep 18

    Can one unionized worker sue another?

    Can one unionized worker sue another?
    by Stéphane Fillion and Romeo Aguilar Perez It is well established in Canada that any legal action whose essential character arises from a collective agreement falls under the exclusive jurisdiction of an arbitrator, not the courts.…
  • Sep 11

    Mandatory employee medical examinations—employer gets it right

    Mandatory employee medical examinations—employer gets it right
    by Chuck Harrison A recent labor arbitration decision in Canada provides a guide for employers to “get it right” when balancing occupational safety and health obligations against employee privacy rights. The employer was Rio Tinto…
Rank this Week: 166

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Covers accounting/auditing, commercial lending, credit unions, electronic banking, privacy, RESPA and stocks. By Kevin Funnell.

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • Sep 25

    Equal Opportunity Bad Behavior

    Equal Opportunity Bad Behavior
    While Wells Fargo's misdeeds have caught the main stream media's rapt attention, and given opponents of the banking industry like Liz Warren plenty of ammunition to demagogue until the cows come home (watching her call John Stumpf…
  • Sep 18

    The "Lessons" of Wells Fargo

    The "Lessons" of Wells Fargo
    The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves --William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act 1, Scene 2 There's been a lot of ink spilled over the past week about Wells Fargo's cross-selling culture paving the road to...
  • Sep 11

    Names Silent in Stone

    Names Silent in Stone
    Fifteen years to the day, the time seems wrong to be focused on either banks or the law that affects them. Instead, it seems more appropriate to read a poem by America's pet laureate on 9/11/2001, to listen to a...
Rank this Week: 248

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

Discusses tax law, tax legislation, and other IRS tax happenings. By Kreig Mitchell.

http://www.irstaxtrouble.com/category/tax-blog/
  • Sep 25

    Court Revisits Reasonable Cause for Abating Penaltie

    Court Revisits Reasonable Cause for Abating Penaltie
    The U.S. Supreme Court has made it clear that taxpayers cannot avoid penalties by blindly rely on tax advisors to file tax returns and make tax payments. These situations are unfortunate. The court in Specht v. United States, No. 15-3095 (6th…
  • Sep 22

    Substantial Compliance vs. Strict Compliance: Charitable Deduction Survives Foot Fault

    Substantial Compliance vs. Strict Compliance: Charitable Deduction Survives Foot Fault
    There are a number of cases where taxpayers have had to pay more tax than they should due to technical foot faults. These cases often come up when the IRS employees believe that their job is to look for strict compliance (100%) rather than…
  • Sep 18

    Payments to Ex-Spouse Were Alimony Despite Missing Language in Agreement

    Payments to Ex-Spouse Were Alimony Despite Missing Language in Agreement
    Tax issues are often the last thing that spouses consider when going through a divorce. In other cases, one spouse plans for the tax issues and the other does not. This appears to have been the situation in Leslie v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo.…
Rank this Week: 537

Shaw Family Law Blog

Shaw Family Law Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.kanecountydivorceattorneys.com/st-charles-lawyers
  • Sep 25

    Divorce and Finances: How Divorce Can Affect Your Money

    Divorce and Finances: How Divorce Can Affect Your Money
    The divorce process can trudge up a myriad of emotions and bring a lot of unresolved conflict to the surface, especially when you are getting down to the wire. The closer you get to the finish line, the more stressful the situation tends to…
  • Sep 19

    The Road to Divorce: Relationship Red Flags That Can Lead to Separation

    The Road to Divorce: Relationship Red Flags That Can Lead to Separation
    No one likes to think about the possibility of an impending divorce, especially after spending months or years investing time and energy into a relationship. It is not uncommon for one spouse to feel blindsided by the news that their partner…
  • Sep 12

    Division of Asset Obstacles and How to Overcome Them

    Division of Asset Obstacles and How to Overcome Them
    Regardless of how much or how little you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse own, the division of assets in the divorce process can significantly impact your financial standing after your marriage is over. Whether you need to look out for your…
Rank this Week: 710

Dewey B Strategic

Dewey B Strategic

Explores issues relating to risk, value, strategy, libraries, knowledge and the legal profession. By Jean P. O'Grady.

http://deweybstrategic.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 235

Supreme Court of Vermont Law Blog

Supreme Court of Vermont Law Blog

Features summaries and legal analysis of Vermont Supreme Court decisions.

http://scovlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 25

    Reading Too Much Into Thing

    Reading Too Much Into Thing
    Town of Milton Board of Health v. Brisson, 2016 VT 56By Amy Davis Whenever I see a case involving a Board of Health, my mind jumps straight to those homes in Hoarders that get condemned. Have you ever watched that show? There is nothing like…
  • Sep 18

    When (Legal) Worlds Collide

    When (Legal) Worlds Collide
    Groves v. Green, 2016 VT 106 By Elizabeth KruskaThis is actually a very interesting legal issue. I know, I know, you’re expecting a cheeky, plucky summary of a Vermont Supreme Court case. I’m really mostly interested in…
  • Sep 10

    This is also Important

    This is also Important
    In re Manning, 2016 VT 53By Andrew DelaneyA plea colloquy has to include a factual basis for the plea. This is important. We’ve talked about it before. Just what is a plea colloquy? Well, if you break it down, plea means what it means…
Rank this Week: 784

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 25

    End of Life Counseling and Medicare

    End of Life Counseling and Medicare
    Medicare was established by the federal government as a way to provide health insurance for people 65 years old and above, as well as younger people with disabilities. This program provides coverage through a variety of different plans for…
  • Sep 21

    What is a Discretionary Trust and When Should I Use it?

    What is a Discretionary Trust and When Should I Use it?
    What Is It? A Discretionary Trust is another type of trust that is commonly used by a grantor seeking to distribute assets to a class of people or their family. Unlike a mandatory trust which requires distributions of income and principal be…
  • Sep 21

    What is a Discretionary Trust and When Should I Use it?

    What is a Discretionary Trust and When Should I Use it?
    What Is It? A Discretionary Trust is another type of trust that is commonly used by a grantor seeking to distribute assets to a class of people or their family. Unlike a mandatory trust which requires distributions of income and principal be…
Rank this Week: 392

Federal Regulations Advisor

Federal Regulations Advisor

Provides insights and commentary on U.S. government regulatory affairs. By Leland E. Beck.

http://www.fedregsadvisor.com/
Rank this Week: 936

Strategic Legal Technology

Strategic Legal Technology

Covers the application of technology to law practice and law business. By Prism Legal Consulting.

http://prismlegal.com/blog/
  • Sep 25

    Corporate Security Practices: Can Verizon Handle Yahoo?

    Corporate Security Practices: Can Verizon Handle Yahoo?
    This post describes a specific situation I encountered with Verizon but has some general implications for how individuals should remember to protect their own personal digital security. And how companies should protect…
  • Sep 16

    Delivering what clients want + getting paid for it (Live from #COLPM Futures)

    Delivering what clients want + getting paid for it (Live from #COLPM Futures)
    This is a live blog post from the College of Law Practice Management 2016 Futures Conference (link to PDF of agenda). As a live post, please forgive any typos or misunderstandings of meaning. This session is How will we better…
  • Sep 11

    Litigation Finance – How It Works at Bentham

    Litigation Finance – How It Works at Bentham
    I recently spoke with Dave Kerstein, an Investment Manager and Legal Counsel at Bentham IMF to learn more about litigation finance. Before sharing what I learned, some background… Background: My Long Interest in Applying…
Rank this Week: 500

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 25

    Announcement: Essay Competition in Corporate Law

    Announcement: Essay Competition in Corporate Law
    [The following announcement is posted on behalf of the Corporate Law Society, National Law University, Jodhpur]Corporate Law Society, National Law University, Jodhpur, is pleased to announce the 1st Pranita Mehta Memorial Essay Competition,…
  • Sep 23

    The Inapplicability of Money Lending Laws to Regulated NBFC

    The Inapplicability of Money Lending Laws to Regulated NBFC
    [The following guest post is contributed by Munmi Phukon, who is a Senior Manager in the Corporate Law Division at Vinod Kothari & Co.]IntroductionIn 2011, a landmark judgment of the Gujarat High Court in Radhe Estate Developers Vs.…
  • Sep 22

    Exempted inter-se transfer amounts to ‘sale’

    Exempted inter-se transfer amounts to ‘sale’
    [The following post is contributed by Supreme Waskar, who is a corporate lawyer in Mumbai]In an earlier post on February 18, 2012, Mr. Umakanth Varottil had discussedthe informal guidance issued by the Securities and Exchange Board of…
Rank this Week: 373

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 25

    Death penalty is dying across America. Will California save it?

    Death penalty is dying across America. Will California save it?
    Franklin Zimring quoted by The Sacramento Bee, Sept. 25, 2016 While courts and legislatures around the nation are abolishing capital punishment, when it goes to a public vote the hard line tends to have the advantage, said Franklin Zimring.…
  • Sep 25

    How Clinton’s or Trump’s nominees could affect the balance of the Supreme Court

    How Clinton’s or Trump’s nominees could affect the balance of the Supreme Court
    Kevin Quinn and co-authors Epstein and Martin cited by The New York Times, Sept. 25, 2016 The new study … used a common and reliable political science measurement to make predictions about the potential nominees. This measurement is…
  • Sep 24

    Phone makers could cut off drivers. So why don’t they?

    Phone makers could cut off drivers. So why don’t they?
    Christopher Kutz quoted by The New York Times, Sept. 24, 2016 By not putting the technology in place, Apple has “failed in their social responsibility,” said Christopher Kutz … who specializes in the moral and legal…
Rank this Week: 152

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injuries to minors, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse & neglect, premises liability, products liability, and wrongful death. By Kaplan Law, LLC.

http://www.oregoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 25

    Oregon Rape Charge at Providence St. Vincent Raises Troubling Question

    Oregon Rape Charge at Providence St. Vincent Raises Troubling Question
    The decision by Portland police to charge a 34-year-old nursing assistant with the rape of an 87-year-old nursing home patient is drawing new attention to sexual assault issues in Oregon nursing homes, hospitals and other facilities that care…
  • Sep 15

    A Prison ‘Industry’ That is Making Everyone Poorer

    A Prison ‘Industry’ That is Making Everyone Poorer
    According to the Oregon Department of Prisons website our state first experimented with private prisons in the late 1800s. The state penitentiary “was leased to a private company… Since this concept was becoming very popular…
  • Sep 2

    Avoid Fatal Oregon Car Crashes This Holiday Weekend

    Avoid Fatal Oregon Car Crashes This Holiday Weekend
    As we head into another long holiday weekend this is a good moment to remember the importance of road and traffic safety. This year caution is especially important because 2016 is already shaping up as an unusually deadly year both here in…
Rank this Week: 671

Ruminations

Ruminations

Covers concepts and misconceptions in the practice of retail real estate law. By Meislik & Meislik.

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Sep 25

    Are Your Agreements Well Drafted?

    Are Your Agreements Well Drafted?
    PrintAre there really a lot of ways to skin a cat? Ruminations can’t think of many (or even any, mostly because it doesn’t make for a good picture). Basically, we don’t know. How many ways are there to go from a…
  • Sep 18

    HUGE SALE: $20,000,000 Property For Only $300,000. Read All About It

    HUGE SALE: $20,000,000 Property For Only $300,000. Read All About It
    PrintWhat does an owner-landlord do when a tenant has a $300,000 purchase option for a property worth more than 20 million dollars? That question could be the end of today’s posting if we treated that as a rhetorical question. Other…
  • Sep 11

    Don’t Expect A Thank You Card From The Insurance Carrier

    Don’t Expect A Thank You Card From The Insurance Carrier
    PrintWe’ve written about many of the “elements” implicated by today’s blog posting, but don’t think we’ve ever illustrated them in the context of a specific lease provision. Among them are the concepts of…
Rank this Week: 201

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 25

    September 25, 2016: Last Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. Jane Pauley named replacement.

    September 25, 2016: Last Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. Jane Pauley named replacement.
    The beginning of the special episode Celebrating Charlie included a sun with a bowtie. A different edition of Sunday morning. Last day of hosting. Black suit, white shirt. First up, Rita Braver tells Charlie: Relax. Almost fifty years…
  • Sep 23

    Nature discusses recent events in the CRISPR patent battle

    Nature discusses recent events in the CRISPR patent battle
    Obviousness in patent law is measured relevant to a person having ordinary skill in the art (sometimes designated PHOSITA). The CRISPR patent battles will, in part, turn on the level of skill.Nature wrote of the Doudna (Berkeley) vs. Zhang…
  • Sep 23

    CAFC affirms D. Delaware in Roche v. Lifescan: the meaning of "microelectrode"

    CAFC affirms D. Delaware in Roche v. Lifescan: the meaning of "microelectrode"
    Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc. and Corange InternationalLimited (“Roche”) appeal from the UnitedStates District Court for the District of Delaware’s grantof summary judgment in favor of Lifescan Incorporatedand Nova…
Rank this Week: 62

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

Covers new developments in health care law and policy. By David Harlow.

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Sep 25

    Blockchain in Healthcare // National Health IT Week Roundtable

    Blockchain in Healthcare // National Health IT Week Roundtable
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Sep 25

    Blockchain in Healthcare // National Health IT Week Roundtable

    Blockchain in Healthcare // National Health IT Week Roundtable
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Aug 22

    The Uber of Healthcare is … Uber? Really???

    The Uber of Healthcare is … Uber? Really???
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
Rank this Week: 570

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

Covers recent developments in labor arbitration. By John H. Curley.

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 87

E. coli Blog

E. coli Blog

Covers E. coli outbreaks, recalls, legal cases and resources. By Marler Clark.

http://www.ecoliblog.com/
  • Sep 24

    Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia E. coli Outbreak

    Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia E. coli Outbreak
    Adams Farm Slaughterhouse, LLC, an Athol, Mass., establishment, is recalling beef, veal, and Bison products that may be contaminated with E. col iO157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and... Continue Reading
  • Sep 17

    Finding E. coli at Memo’

    Finding E. coli at Memo’
    KOMO TV 4 reports that public health officials say they are investigating two cases of E. coli associated with Memo’s Mexican Food in the University District. One person, a King County... Continue Reading
  • Sep 10

    E. coli in Seattle

    E. coli in Seattle
    Seattle King County Public Health is investigating a cluster of five E. coli infections caused by Shiga-toxin producing E. coli (also called STEC) associated with Matador restaurant in Ballard. Four people ate on 8/14…
Rank this Week: 70

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Sep 24

    Do We Really Own the Tats on Our Bodies?

    Do We Really Own the Tats on Our Bodies?
    Many of us function under the assumption that tattoos on our bodies are ours to display in any form we wish. Intellectual property lawsuits regarding the rights of tattoo artists have begun to highlight a number of questions concerning who…
  • Sep 23

    Artist Suing Police for Violating her Constitutional Right

    Artist Suing Police for Violating her Constitutional Right
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Idaho and Co-counsel have filed a lawsuit against Idaho State Police on behalf of the Visual Arts Collective, Alley Repertory Theater, and performance artist Anne McDonald. McDonald is claiming the…
  • Sep 21

    Proposed Law will Protect International Art Loans from US Court Jurisdiction

    Proposed Law will Protect International Art Loans from US Court Jurisdiction
    According to many museum professionals, certain countries are reluctant to loan works of art to arts institutions in the United States due to ongoing ownership or provenance questions. A recent bill sent to Senate for consideration, the…
Rank this Week: 504

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers class action litigation, fraud, consumer law and shareholder disputes. By DiTommaso Lubin.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 24

    Racial Harassment of Home Owners Civil Suit Settles With Apology and Undisclosed Monetary Payment

    Racial Harassment of Home Owners Civil Suit Settles With Apology and Undisclosed Monetary Payment
    One specific alleged incident included in the complain happened in 2013 when Calliari allegedly drove past Mobley and Powell walking in the street because their neighborhood does not have sidewalks. Calliari allegedly made a U-turn, pulled up…
  • Sep 20

    Uber Cannot Escape Price Fixing Class Action Through Arbitration Agreement New York Federal Judge Rule

    Uber Cannot Escape Price Fixing Class Action Through Arbitration Agreement New York Federal Judge Rule
    According to Uber, the company's terms of service require all disputes to be settled via arbitration. Arbitration was initially created as a way for companies to settle disputes between themselves without crowding the courts with business…
  • Sep 15

    Uber Class Action Settlement Rejected

    Uber Class Action Settlement Rejected
    Judge Chen also pointed out that the drivers ran a greater risk by pursuing the matter in court than Uber because Uber's employment contract includes an arbitration agreement. If the case makes it to the Ninth Circuit Court, there's a chance…
Rank this Week: 390

Boston Employment Attorney Blog

Boston Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment law. By Conforto Law Group.

http://www.bostonemploymentattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 24

    Massachusetts Sexual Harassment Verdict Upheld in Gyulakian v. Lexus of Watertown

    Massachusetts Sexual Harassment Verdict Upheld in Gyulakian v. Lexus of Watertown
    Sexual harassment claims often involve salacious allegations that can form the basis of a punitive damages award, the purpose of which is not to compensate the victim but to punish the wrongdoer and thus deter similar misconduct in the…
  • Aug 3

    Equal Pay Bill Becomes Law: Massachusetts Attempts to Close the Gender Pay Gap

    Equal Pay Bill Becomes Law: Massachusetts Attempts to Close the Gender Pay Gap
    Unequal pay between men and women is well-documented. From sports to the entertainment industry to medicine, the pay gap spans numerous professions. Studies also reveal that pay in traditionally male-dominated occupations can become depressed…
  • Jul 14

    Picco v. Town of Reading

    Picco v. Town of Reading
    Overview: In Picco v. Town of Reading, the MCAD found in favor of the Complainant and awarded emotional distress damages. This is the MCAD’s second decision in 2016. Decision Date: February 26, 2016 Continue Reading →
Rank this Week: 687

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

Covers workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. By Arkady Itkin.

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Sep 24

    Being Laid Off And The Right to Stock Option

    Being Laid Off And The Right to Stock Option
    One of the more painful things that happen to employees of start-ups in San Francisco and the rest of Silicon Valley is being laid off shortly before or right before they become eligible for a stock or right before an important vesting…
  • Sep 10

    Can You Be Fired While On Disability Leave?

    Can You Be Fired While On Disability Leave?
    One common question employees ask is whether they can be fired while on disability leave and whether that would be legal. The reality is that an employer can choose to fire you at any time for any reason, and nothing can physically stop them…
  • Aug 28

    What FMLA Protection Does And Does Not Mean

    What FMLA Protection Does And Does Not Mean
    Many employees (and employers) misunderstand what FMLA protection means. They assume that this protection provides them with a certain immunity from being terminated – i.e. that they cannot be terminated while on FMLA leave no…
Rank this Week: 433

The Fred Parks Law Library Blog

The Fred Parks Law Library Blog

Covers legal news and resources. From the South Texas College of Law.

http://thefredparkslawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 24

    Banned Books Week

    Banned Books Week
    Banned Books Week began in 1982, as a way to bring banned books to the attention of the public. It has continued every year since as an annual celebration of the freedom to read.Some of the most eloquent writing on the importance of…
  • Sep 16

    A More Perfect Union: Celebrating the Constitution in an Election Year

    A More Perfect Union: Celebrating the Constitution in an Election Year
    by Heather Kushnerick, Special Collections Librarian & College Archivist     On September 17, 1787, the delegates of the Constitutional Convention approved and signed the document they had worked on all summer in…
  • Aug 27

    The Fred Parks Library will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 5th.

    The Fred Parks Library will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 5th.
    We hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Rank this Week: 309

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers the Fair Labor Standards Act, overtime, class actions, and wage and hour cases. By Chicago Overtime Law Center.

http://www.chicagoovertimelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 24

    Court Certifies Collective Action Against Gem Financial

    Court Certifies Collective Action Against Gem Financial
    In order for plaintiffs to file a class action lawsuit, they have to file a proposal with the court for their lawsuit to be certified as a class action. After that it’s the responsibility of the judge to determine if the plaintiffs meet…
  • Sep 20

    Overtime Suit Filed by Bimbo’s Bakery Driver/Salesmen

    Overtime Suit Filed by Bimbo’s Bakery Driver/Salesmen
    The wage and hour lawsuit further alleges that Bimbo Bakeries violated the FLSA by failing to properly keep track of all the hours worked by its delivery drivers. The three named plaintiffs filed the class action wage and hour lawsuit on…
  • Sep 12

    Wal-Mart Supervisors Claim They Are Not Exempt and Must be Paid Overtime

    Wal-Mart Supervisors Claim They Are Not Exempt and Must be Paid Overtime
    According to a recent wage and hour class action lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania, Wal-Mart has been allegedly misclassifying its supervisors as exempt from overtime, then allegedly requiring them to work so many overtime hours the supervisors…
Rank this Week: 846

Georgia Legal Report

Georgia Legal Report

Covers injury and accident news and medical malpractice case updates. By The Murray Law Firm.

http://www.georgialegalreport.com/
  • Sep 24

    Georgia Hotel Assault: Victim Rights and Security Negligence

    Georgia Hotel Assault: Victim Rights and Security Negligence
    Hotel and motel guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. By law, Georgia hotel owners have a responsibility to protect their guests from violent crime, sexual assault, and foreseeable harm. Should a hotel…
  • Sep 23

    NCPC: Take a Bite Out of Gas Station Crime

    NCPC: Take a Bite Out of Gas Station Crime
    Gas station patrons frequently stand outside their unlocked vehicles with wallets and cellphones in plain sight, making them vulnerable to criminal attacks. While gas station owners are ultimately responsible for providing a…
  • Sep 23

    Georgia Gas Station Crime Prevention and Victim Right

    Georgia Gas Station Crime Prevention and Victim Right
    Gas stations are often targets for criminal activity due to (frequently) late hours of operation, accessibility to major roadways, and vulnerable patrons. The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) warns, “the…
Rank this Week: 276

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

Covers California employment law trends, cases and issues. By Anthony Zaller.

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 447

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal ethics and law practice. By Keith L. Miller, Esq.

http://www.legalmalpracticelawyer.com/
  • Sep 23

    Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Reverses $4.6 Million Jury Award and Orders New Trial

    Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Reverses $4.6 Million Jury Award and Orders New Trial
    This case involves a company, Henry S. Miller Commercial Company (“HSM”), who set up commercial property transactions by a buyer who claimed to be the beneficiary of a large trust fund. The buyer was in fact a truck driver who had…
  • Jul 12

    Hidden Treasure and Bad Faith Leads to Sanction

    Hidden Treasure and Bad Faith Leads to Sanction
    Richard Thomas Robol, Esq., who aided in the recovery of treasure from a shipwreck, has been sanctioned by a District Court in Ohio for engaging in bad faith conduct during related litigation. Robol represented Recovery Limited Partnership…
  • Jul 12

    Hidden Treasure and Bad Faith Leads to Sanction

    Hidden Treasure and Bad Faith Leads to Sanction
    Richard Thomas Robol, Esq., who aided in the recovery of treasure from a shipwreck, has been sanctioned by a District Court in Ohio for engaging in bad faith conduct during related litigation. Robol represented Recovery Limited Partnership…
Rank this Week: 905

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure and mortgage mediation. By Jacobs Keeley, PLLC.

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Wells Fargo Pulled Off a Massive Scam for Five Years. Here’s How.

    Wells Fargo Pulled Off a Massive Scam for Five Years. Here’s How.
    For at least five years, Wells Fargo was engaged in a practice of secretly opening some 2 million phony credit card and deposit accounts in an effort to put multiple banking products in customers’ hands. That kind of growth strategy was…
  • Jul 14

    Feds Give Up Mortgage Fraud Case Against Countrywide’s Mozilo

    Feds Give Up Mortgage Fraud Case Against Countrywide’s Mozilo
    Prosecutors with the U.S. Justice Department are reportedly giving up their quest to take action against the co-founder of Countrywide Financial Corp. for his alleged role in doling out risky subprime mortgages that played a major role the…
  • Jul 14

    Feds Give Up Mortgage Fraud Case Against Countrywide’s Mozilo

    Feds Give Up Mortgage Fraud Case Against Countrywide’s Mozilo
    Prosecutors with the U.S. Justice Department are reportedly giving up their quest to take action against the co-founder of Countrywide Financial Corp. for his alleged role in doling out risky subprime mortgages that played a major role the…
Rank this Week: 621

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Michigan DUI, drug and violent crime defense. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 755

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Syracuse couple on the run for five years arrested in mortgage fraud case | syracuse.com

    Syracuse couple on the run for five years arrested in mortgage fraud case | syracuse.com
    Alexander and Sima March fled to Canada after their 2011 indictment on mortgage fraud charges. Source: Syracuse couple on the run for five years arrested in mortgage fraud case | syracuse.com
  • Sep 22

    Bankruptcies To Avoid Mortgages Results in Prison Sentence

    Bankruptcies To Avoid Mortgages Results in Prison Sentence
    Barbara Jean Dennis, 60, Las Vegas, NV, a  former Nevada real estate agent who owned at least 12 rental properties in Nevada and Texas and filed multiple bankruptcy petitions to avoid paying the mortgages, has been sentenced to…
  • Sep 21

    14 1/2 Year Sentence in California Mortgage Fraud

    14 1/2 Year Sentence in California Mortgage Fraud
    Rachel Siders, 41, Roseville, California, was sentenced to 14 and a half years in prison for her involvement in mortgage fraud schemes that cost financial institutions over $17 million. Federal juries returned verdicts in two trials, in…
Rank this Week: 3

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan drug crimes and drunk driving. By Attorney Jeffrey J. Randa.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 428

Divorce Law Journal

Divorce Law Journal

Covers adoptions, business valuation, collaborative family law, debt division, grandparent visitation, maintenance, relocation and same sex issues. By Diana L. Skaggs.

http://louisvilledivorce.typepad.com/info/
Rank this Week: 533

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

Features news, commentary and musing about Massachusetts real estate law and litigation. By Richard D. Vetstein.

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Attorney Affidavit Approved To Cure Defective Mortgage Notary Acknowledgment

    Attorney Affidavit Approved To Cure Defective Mortgage Notary Acknowledgment
    Now that the summer is over, it’s time to get back to blogging! During the quiet summer months, the Supreme Judicial Court issued an important decision for real estate attorneys and the title community in Bank of America v. Casey (June…
  • Aug 25

    Fines Coming For “No More Than Four” Boston Student Housing Rule Violations?

    Fines Coming For “No More Than Four” Boston Student Housing Rule Violations?
    Rule Prohibits No More Than 4 Undergraduate Students Per Rental Unit With thousands of college students set to invade Boston in the next week, the Chief of Boston’s Inspectional Services Department is letting local landlords know…
  • Aug 2

    Realtors Successfully Lobby Against Mandatory Home Energy Labeling Law

    Realtors Successfully Lobby Against Mandatory Home Energy Labeling Law
    Energy Savings Law Would Have Required Energy Score On Homes for Sale The 22,000-member Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) has successfully lobbied against a controversial provision within proposed energy saving…
Rank this Week: 214

Raising the Bar: An Internet…

Raising the Bar: An Internet Marketing Blog for Lawyers

Covers internet marketing and law firm web designs.

http://www.paperstreet.com/blog
  • Sep 23

    Multiple Google Algorithm Updates in September

    Multiple Google Algorithm Updates in September
    A major responsibility of ours as Internet Marketers is to keep our ears to the ground of any new updates from the major search engines online. September has been a big month regarding Google Algorithm updates. Earlier this month,…
  • Sep 19

    Kocian Law Group Launches Custom PaperStreet Website

    Kocian Law Group Launches Custom PaperStreet Website
    Kocian Law Firm launched a custom PaperStreet website in September 2016. The firm is based in Connecticut and offers a wide range of legal services. Categories: PaperStreet The post Kocian Law Group Launches Custom PaperStreet Website…
  • Sep 16

    The Elements of a Successful Home Page

    The Elements of a Successful Home Page
    Your home page is the most important page on your website. It is your "digital first impression." From your logo and social media icons to the footer and call-to-action, every element is carefully thought out and planned. Categories:…
Rank this Week: 89

San Diego Injury Law Blog

San Diego Injury Law Blog

Covers California personal injury law, as ell as motor vehicle accident, dog bite and defective product news. By Walton Law Firm.

http://www.legalpad.com/
  • Sep 23

    AAA Report on Automatic Brakes and Car Accident

    AAA Report on Automatic Brakes and Car Accident
    Do automatic emergency braking systems actually prevent car accidents? In other words, if you purchase a new vehicle with an automatic emergency braking system, can you simply stop worrying about paying attention to the car that is in front…
  • Sep 16

    Youth Football Helmets Recalled Due to Injury Risk

    Youth Football Helmets Recalled Due to Injury Risk
    If you have a child who plays contact sports, chances are you already have some concerns about the risks of traumatic brain injury (TBI) or concussions. But what happens when the safety gear that is supposed to be protecting our…
  • Sep 9

    Taking Steps to Prevent Drowsy Driving

    Taking Steps to Prevent Drowsy Driving
    Whether you are feeling tired on your drive home from work or are fatigued from having been on the highway for hours, drowsy driving can lead to serious and fatal car accidents. Many residents of San Diego get behind the wheel of an…
Rank this Week: 522

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Covers Social Security disability law and special needs trusts. By Sheri R. Abrams.

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
  • Sep 23

    In Virginia How Much Can You Be Charged For Your Medical Records?

    In Virginia How Much Can You Be Charged For Your Medical Records?
    In Virginia when a patient requests a copy of his or her own records, a “reasonable cost-based fee, which shall include only the cost of supplies for and labor of copying the requested information, and postage” shall be charged.…
  • Sep 21

    Virginia’s Advance Directive Registry

    Virginia’s Advance Directive Registry
    Virginia is one of 13 States that administer legislatively authorized health care advance directive registries: Information on Virginia’s Registry is as follows: • Administrator: Department of Health, Connect Virginia Exchange…
  • Sep 19

    The Need for Medical Treatment to Obtain Social Security Disability & SSI Benefit

    The Need for Medical Treatment to Obtain Social Security Disability & SSI Benefit
    As an Attorney who has been practicing Social Security Disability law in Virginia for over 20 years, I understand the importance of obtaining proper medical treatment, advocacy and detail for claimants hoping to receive their Social Security…
Rank this Week: 302

Court Technology and Trial…

Court Technology and Trial Presentation Blawg

Covers court and trial technology, and trial presentation. By Ted Brooks.

http://trial-technology.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 23

    No Bull

    No Bull
    If you happened to catch the premiere episode of "Bull” this past Tuesday night on CBS, you may have an opinion and understanding of modern jury consulting. Then again, you might have a somewhat inaccurate perception of what can…
  • Sep 15

    Trial Technology in Silicon Valley

    Trial Technology in Silicon Valley
    In preparing recently for a Silicon Valley trial, I had an opportunity to check out our courtroom. Well, I should say, I made an opportunity, as we typically want to know of any potential “surprises” before they become…
  • Aug 5

    Trial Tech Tips - Electronic Exhibit Sticker

    Trial Tech Tips - Electronic Exhibit Sticker
    Trial Tech Tips - Electronic Exhibit StickersSince most courts prefer to have parties pre-mark their trial exhibits these days, we typically create a PDF set of trial exhibits with electronic stickers on the first page. These can easily be…
Rank this Week: 744

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 48

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

Covers bankruptcy, family law, foreclosure, and real estate law in New York.

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Sep 23

    Hauppauge Traffic Court Facing Lawsuit

    Hauppauge Traffic Court Facing Lawsuit
    The Hauppauge Traffic Court, which is located in the H. Lee Dennison Building, in Hauppauge New York is currently being sued by the Federal Government. This lawsuit, which commenced in 2015 in U.S. District Court alleges that the traffic…
  • Sep 21

    Notice of Claim Requirement

    Notice of Claim Requirement
    NOTICE OF CLAIM REQUIREMENT Before one can bring a lawsuit to collect damages against a city, town, or a public agency in the state of New York, a notice of claim requirement must be satisfied. A claimant has ninety days during which to file…
  • Sep 19

    Loss Mitigation and Loan Modification in Bankruptcy Court

    Loss Mitigation and Loan Modification in Bankruptcy Court
    Bankruptcy Court’s Loss Mitigation Program In 2009, The United States Bankruptcy Court – Eastern District of New York adopted a Loss Mitigation Program which applies in all individual Chapter 7, 11, and 13 cases. The…
Rank this Week: 882

Palm Springs Estate Planning…

Palm Springs Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate taxes, probate, trusts, wills and estate planning. By Julia Burt Law and El Paseo Law Group.

http://www.palmspringsestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Make a Better Charitable Gift

    Make a Better Charitable Gift
    Making charitable bequests in Wills or Trusts is a common practice. However, many individuals merely name a charity and do not specify for what purpose such a gift should be earmarked. Recently, an extremely generous, if not equally frugal,…
  • Sep 9

    What is a Transfer on Death Deed in California?

    What is a Transfer on Death Deed in California?
    A new development in probate law involves the use of transfer on death deeds for real property located in California. Other states have authorized the use of such deeds but it has only been available in California since January 1, 2016.…
  • Sep 1

    Do You Need a Will in Palm Springs?

    Do You Need a Will in Palm Springs?
    Forbes magazine just asked this controversial question in a recent article. The answer is almost always yes with relatively few exceptions. In California, everyone has an estate plan. Either you’ve created one yourself with a Will or a…
Rank this Week: 761

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

Covers employment issues related to corrections officers, firefighters, and police officers in New Jersey. By Frank M. Crivelli of Arpaia and Crivelli.

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
  • Sep 23

    Appellate Division Upholds Officers’ Suspension in Connection with Off-Duty Bar Fight

    Appellate Division Upholds Officers’ Suspension in Connection with Off-Duty Bar Fight
    As reported by N.J.com, the Pennsauken Police Department was right to suspend six officers in 2011 for violating rules and hindering the investigation of a fight that involved two off-duty officers, an appellate court has ruled. The…
  • Sep 21

    NJ Attorney General Announces $550K For Police Body Camera

    NJ Attorney General Announces $550K For Police Body Camera
    As reported by NJ.com, New Jersey’s Attorney General will give out more than half a million dollars in funding for police departments across the State to purchase body-worn cameras.  The announcement marks the second round of…
  • Sep 20

    Bill to Require AG Investigations of Deaths in Police Custody Advance

    Bill to Require AG Investigations of Deaths in Police Custody Advance
    As reported by Observer.com, a bill that would have the New Jersey state Attorney General’s office investigate all civilian deaths at the hands of police advanced in a legislative committee Monday. Against misgivings from a…
Rank this Week: 377

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Covers issues relating to wills, trusts, estate planning, and probate in Texas. By Rania Combs.

http://www.texaswillsandtrustslaw.com
  • Sep 23

    Can a Bank Reject a Valid Power of Attorney?

    Can a Bank Reject a Valid Power of Attorney?
    Every adult should have a durable power of attorney. A durable power of attorney allows you to appoint someone you trust to engage is specified business, financial and legal transactions on your behalf. It’s called durable because it…
  • Sep 21

    Can I Fight the Intestacy Laws?

    Can I Fight the Intestacy Laws?
    I received a note recently from someone asking if it was possible for her to fight the intestacy laws. She and her husband had been married for 31 years and he had died without a Will. Her husband bad been married previously and had three…
  • Sep 14

    Will Jointly Owned Property Automatically Pass to My Spouse When I Die?

    Will Jointly Owned Property Automatically Pass to My Spouse When I Die?
    A lot of people mistakenly assume that all jointly-held property automatically passes to a surviving spouse when one spouse dies. That is not necessarily the case. Jointly-held property can be held as tenants in common or as joint tenants…
Rank this Week: 457