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Health Care Law Blog

Health Care Law Blog

Anaylsis, comments and thoughts on health care legal, regulatory and compliance issues, HIPAA privacy & security, stark & fraud, and technology. By Bob Coffield of Flaherty, Sensabaugh & Bonasso PLLC.

http://healthcarebloglaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    WVHCA Issues Policy Statement for Public Witnesse

    WVHCA Issues Policy Statement for Public Witnesse
    On April 11, 2012, the West Virginia Health Care Authority announced a new policy regarding the testimony for witnesses from the public before the Authority at certificate of need and rate hearings. The policy statement issued by James L.…
  • Mar 14

    MSBCBS of TN Settles HIPAA/HITECH Violation for $1.5M

    MSBCBS of TN Settles HIPAA/HITECH Violation for $1.5M
    The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a settlement of $1.5M with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee (BCBST) relating to potential violations under the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. According to the OCR press release, the…
  • Mar 10

    OHFLAC Announces New Independent Informal Dispute Resolution Procedure for West Virginia Nursing Home

    OHFLAC Announces New Independent Informal Dispute Resolution Procedure for West Virginia Nursing Home
    The latest West Virginia Health Care Association e-News Update announced that the Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) has put into place a new Independent Informal Dispute Resolution (IIDR) review of disputed…
Rank this Week: 674

Health Industry Washington Watch

Health Industry Washington Watch

Covers U.S. legislative and regulatory developments affecting the life sciences and health care industry. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.healthindustrywashingtonwatch.com/
  • Apr 28

    Pending Trade Legislation Would Extend Medicare Sequestration

    Pending Trade Legislation Would Extend Medicare Sequestration
    The House and Senate are considering trade legislation that would be financed in part by $700 million from extended Medicare sequestration authority – much to the consternation of the health care provider community. By way of…
  • Apr 28

    CMS Releases Proposed FY 2016 Medicare Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities PPS Update

    CMS Releases Proposed FY 2016 Medicare Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities PPS Update
    CMS issued a proposed rule on April 24, 2015 that would update FY 2016 Medicare payment policies and rates for the Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities (IPF) PPS. The proposed rule also would update quality measures and reporting requirements…
  • Apr 28

    ONC Updated Electronic Health Information Privacy/Security Guidance

    ONC Updated Electronic Health Information Privacy/Security Guidance
    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has released a revised Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information. The guide is intended to help health care providers – especially those…
Rank this Week: 846

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

Covers health law and compliance issues. By The Health Law Partners.

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 732

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Apr 10

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    This week we are joined by Mark Rothstein, the Herbert F. Boehl Chair of Law and Medicine and the Founding Director of the Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. One of...
  • Apr 3

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast

    'The Week in Health Law' Podcast
    This week Ross Silverman joins us to discuss HR2 Minutiae, his NEJM take on Vaccination Law & Policy, and Indiana's HIV Emergency Order. The Week in Health Law Podcast from Frank Pasquale and Nicolas Terry is a commuting-length discussion…
  • Apr 1

    "Very Real Consequences" for Medicaid and Beyond

    "Very Real Consequences" for Medicaid and Beyond
    Back in January, I commented on the oral arguments in Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center, the Medicaid reimbursement case that the Supreme Court decided yesterday. I noted then that Justice Breyer seemed confused about Medicaid's…
Rank this Week: 682

Health Law Sidebar

Health Law Sidebar

Covers regulatory and statutory updates from the healthcare industry. By O'Connell & Aronowitz.

http://healthlawsidebar.com/
Rank this Week: 637

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

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

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Apr 13

    Get Social Health: David Harlow Podcast Interview with Janet Kennedy

    Get Social Health: David Harlow Podcast Interview with Janet Kennedy
    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
  • Mar 23

    Meaningful Use Stage 3: The Buzz About API

    Meaningful Use Stage 3: The Buzz About API
    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
  • Mar 17

    HIPAA Audits: The Latest Oracular Prognostication

    HIPAA Audits: The Latest Oracular Prognostication
    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: 753

Hedge Fund Law Blog

Hedge Fund Law Blog

Covers hedge fund laws and starting a hedge fund.

http://www.hedgefundlawblog.com
  • Apr 1

    Hedge Fund Events April 2015

    Hedge Fund Events April 2015
    The following are various hedge fund events happening this month.  Please email us if you would like us to add your event to this list. **** Date: April 1, 2015 Sponsor: 100WHF Event: Investing in Healthcare Location: Boston, MA Date:…
  • Mar 10

    Hedge Fund Events March 2015

    Hedge Fund Events March 2015
    The following are various hedge fund events happening this month.  Please email us if you would like us to add your event to this list. ****l Date: March 2-3, 2015 Sponsor: Information Management Network Event: Alpha Hedge East…
  • Feb 1

    Hedge Fund Events February 2015

    Hedge Fund Events February 2015
    The following are various hedge fund events happening this month.  Please email us if you would like us to add your event to this list. **** Date: February 1, 2015 Sponsor: The Venture Capital and Private Equity Club at Harvard Business…
Rank this Week: 720

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Apr 8

    High Caliber Attorney

    High Caliber Attorney
    Client Review: I bought a used car approximately two years ago from a *&%&* dealer on the recommendation of a church member. The general wisdom in the case was to take the 6,000 plus loss and sell the car for scrap. However this was…
  • Apr 6

    Highly Appreciative

    Highly Appreciative
    Client:  Rosalyn Client Review: I recommend Taras Rudnitsky.  I definately give Rudnitski Law Firm a five star ratings all the way. From the initial call I felt very confident. I was being sued by one of my creditors and I was so…
  • Mar 14

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Earns 5 Star Rating From Client

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Earns 5 Star Rating From Client
    Client: Raechelle Type of Case: Wrongful Repossession Client Review: 5 Stars.  Settlement was even more than what I had expected……. Thanks Rudnitsky Law Firm!!!! The post Rudnitsky Law Firm Earns 5 Star Rating From…
Rank this Week: 90

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

Covers Hepatitis A news, legal cases and resources. By Marler Clark.

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

    Arkansas Subway in Hepatitis A Spotlight

    Arkansas Subway in Hepatitis A Spotlight
    The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is warning of a possible Hepatitis A Virus (Hep A) exposure after a Subway employee in Morrilton tested positive for the virus. The Subway... Continue Reading
  • Apr 3

    Restaurant Workers to get Hepatitis A Vaccines?

    Restaurant Workers to get Hepatitis A Vaccines?
    Shawn Flynn of KWC News reports that a Charlotte restaurant owner is going on the offensive battling perception and health concern over Hepatitis A. “The restaurant industry is thriving,” said Jon Dressler,... Continue…
  • Mar 22

    Buffalo’s Casa di Pizza Link in Hepatitis A Worry

    Buffalo’s Casa di Pizza Link in Hepatitis A Worry
    POLONCARZ, BURSTEIN ANNOUNCE PUBLIC HEALTH CLINICS TO PREVENT HEPATITIS A OUTBREAK Confirmed Case of Hepatitis A in Local Restaurant Worker; Low Risk that Patrons during Specific March Time Frame May... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 539

Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. Blog

Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. Blog

Discusses news, tips, and information related to Missouri auto accidents. By Christopher Hoffmann.

http://www.hoffmannpersonalinjury.com/category/car-accident/
  • Apr 21

    A Look at Recent Statistics on Fatal Accidents in Missouri

    A Look at Recent Statistics on Fatal Accidents in Missouri
    Car accident victims and their families are often left in a mental, emotional, and financial turmoil. Each year, thousands of people are injured on Missouri roads. There are others, less fortunate ones, who are killed in…
  • Apr 21

    What You Need to Know About Single Vehicle Accident

    What You Need to Know About Single Vehicle Accident
    Because the cause of a single vehicle accident is not always clearly evident, it is often necessary to seek the services of a St. Louis car accident lawyer. A single vehicle accident is a type of accident in which only one vehicle…
  • Apr 17

    Cervical Spine Injuries After an Automobile Accident

    Cervical Spine Injuries After an Automobile Accident
    One of the worst types of injuries that can result from a car accident is a cervical spine injury. Unfortunately, these injuries are often serious and life-altering. In this post, we will discuss some common cervical spine injuries, including…
Rank this Week: 334

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 55

Hospitality Labor and Employment…

Hospitality Labor and Employment Law Blog

Covers labor and employment laws and policies that affects the hospitality industry. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.hospitalitylaboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    April 22 Complimentary Webinar Concerning EEOC Wellness Regulation

    April 22 Complimentary Webinar Concerning EEOC Wellness Regulation
    To register for this complimentary webinar, please click here. I’d like to recommend an upcoming complimentary webinar, “EEOC Wellness Regulations – What Do They Mean for Employer-Sponsored Programs? (April 22, 2015, 12:00…
  • Apr 19

    EEOC Issues Proposed Wellness Program Amendments to ADA Regulation

    EEOC Issues Proposed Wellness Program Amendments to ADA Regulation
    My colleagues Frank C. Morris, Jr., Adam C. Solander, and August Emil Huelle co-authored a Health Care and Life Sciences Client Alert concerning the EEOC’s proposed amendments to its ADA regulations and it is a topic of interest to many…
  • Apr 7

    FMLA Same-Sex Spouse Final Rule Enjoined in Some State

    FMLA Same-Sex Spouse Final Rule Enjoined in Some State
    One day before the U.S. Department of Labor’s Family & Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) same-sex spouse final rule took effect on March 27, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas ordered a preliminary…
Rank this Week: 814

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 859

Houston Criminal Law Journal

Houston Criminal Law Journal

Covers Texas criminal law. By Madrid, Martinez & Associates.

http://www.houstoncriminallawjournal.com/
  • Jul 5

    What Do I Say If I Am Asked If I Am Guilty?

    What Do I Say If I Am Asked If I Am Guilty?
     A couple of Harris County, Texas misdemeanor judges have been asking defendants who appear in their courts without a lawyer if they plea guilty or not guilty.  This is improper, but non lawyers are typically intimidated when a…
  • Sep 16

    Teen Drinking Consequences in Texa

    Teen Drinking Consequences in Texa
     While going through a new TABC site, it became clear that the long term repercussions of underage drinking are great for Texas' young people. While we can chalk some of it up to simply being young and running with life on their own…
  • Aug 30

    Man Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault Part of NFL Cut

    Man Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault Part of NFL Cut
Rank this Week: 860

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports, and other matters of general interest to the Houston business, professional, and academic communities. Published by Houston attorney Tom Kirkendall.

http://blog.kir.com/
Rank this Week: 105

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 44

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

Covers human resources and other workforce management, compensation and employee benefits laws, policies and practices. By Solutions Law Press.

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
  • Apr 28

    2016 & 2017 Health Plan Budgets, Workplans Should Anticipate Expected Changes To SBC

    2016 & 2017 Health Plan Budgets, Workplans Should Anticipate Expected Changes To SBC
    Employer and union group health plans and health insurers should plan for the need to update their processes for preparing and distributing the Summary of Benefits & Coverage (SBC) that  Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act…
  • Apr 22

    $1.4M FLSA Back Pay Award Demonstrates Worker Misclassification Risk

    $1.4M FLSA Back Pay Award Demonstrates Worker Misclassification Risk
    Construction industry and other employers should learn from schooling the U.S. Department of Labor (Labor Department) just gave four Long Island City plumbing and heating companies about the consequences of misclassifying workers as…
  • Apr 22

    National Infant Immunization Week Great Time To Review Your Family’s Immunization

    National Infant Immunization Week Great Time To Review Your Family’s Immunization
    Originally posted on Coalition For Responsible Health Care Policy:April 18–25 is National Infant Immunization Week. Publicity over measles, rotavirus, pertussis, polio, rubella, various flu strains and the much rarer Ebola and other…
Rank this Week: 749

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

Covers California employment laws. By the California Chamber of Commerce.

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Apr 28

    Time for Your Paid Sick Leave Checkup

    Time for Your Paid Sick Leave Checkup
    With the July 1, 2015 date for California employers to start providing the paid sick leave benefit (Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 – AB 1522), are your company policies and practices well and good? CalChamber’s…
  • Apr 27

    Court Upholds $6.6 Million Punitive Damages Award in Retaliation Suit

    Court Upholds $6.6 Million Punitive Damages Award in Retaliation Suit
    The Ninth Circuit recently upheld a large punitive damages award against United Parcel Service for the wrongful firing of a former UPS employee in retaliation for the employee filing wage-and-hour claims against the company. The case arose…
  • Apr 23

    Assembly Policy Committee Passes “Job Killer” Bill Imposing Scheduling Mandate on Employer

    Assembly Policy Committee Passes “Job Killer” Bill Imposing Scheduling Mandate on Employer
    ​Yesterday, the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee passed a “job killer” bill imposing a one-size-fits-all scheduling mandate on general retail employers. AB 357 (Chiu; D-San Francisco) would increase the cost…
Rank this Week: 818

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Apr 26

    The Parallels between the Marriage Equality Referendum and the Divorce Referendum

    The Parallels between the Marriage Equality Referendum and the Divorce Referendum
    There are some notable similarities between the upcoming Marriage Equality Referendum and the Divorce Referendum of (almost) two decades ago, and I am not referring to the misleading ‘No’ posters that are again popping up in towns…
  • Apr 23

    Is the Marriage Equality Referendum about Human Rights?

    Is the Marriage Equality Referendum about Human Rights?
    Over the last few weeks, campaigning on Ireland’s marriage equality referendum has been taking place in earnest. While the ‘yes’ side entered the formal referendum campaign with a steady lead in the polls and has long been…
  • Apr 21

    Childbirth, Choice and the Courts: The 8th Amendment and More.

    Childbirth, Choice and the Courts: The 8th Amendment and More.
    Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution reads: ‘The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws…
Rank this Week: 71

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
Rank this Week: 39

Hunter's Query

Hunter's Query

Features research tips and law library news. From the Howard W. Hunter Law Library at the J. Reuben Clark Law School.

http://huntersquery.byulaw.info/wordpress/
  • Apr 24

    Research Help This Summer

    Research Help This Summer
    Congratulations everyone! You made it through another year of law school. We hope you get a chance to relax for a bit before you set off for your next adventure of summer jobs and externships. When you are ready to … Continue reading…
  • Apr 24

    Unique Database Available Soon…

    Unique Database Available Soon…
    U.S. Intelligence on Europe, 1945-1995 This interesting digital collection contains over 4,000 formerly classified U.S. government documents. These primary source documents provide a comprehensive survey of the U.S. intelligence…
  • Apr 14

    Celebrate National Library Week

    Celebrate National Library Week
    “Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library” Honorary Chair of National Library Week 2015: Best-selling author David Baldacci Events Monday April 13: 2015 State of America’s Libraries Report released Tuesday, April 14: National…
Rank this Week: 427

I/P Updates

I/P Updates

Offers news and information for intellectual property practitioners. By William F. Heinze.

http://ip-updates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 991

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Apr 27

    “Walk Away” Offer Results in Double Costs After Plaintiff Claim Dismissed

    “Walk Away” Offer Results in Double Costs After Plaintiff Claim Dismissed
    Reasons for judgement were released today ordering a Plaintiff to pay costs and post offer double costs after having his personal injury claim dismissed at trial. In today’s case (Johnson v. Jamiesen) the Plaintiff was involved in a…
  • Apr 21

    Visual Vestibular Mismatch Leads to $90,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment

    Visual Vestibular Mismatch Leads to $90,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment
    Adding to this site’s archived cases addressing visual vestibular mismatch following a vehicle collision, reasons for judgement were released today by the Supreme Court, assessing damages for such an injury. In today’s case…
  • Apr 20

    “The Standard of Proof Does Not Change” For Subjective Soft Tissue Injurie

    “The Standard of Proof Does Not Change” For Subjective Soft Tissue Injurie
    Sensible reasons for judgement were released last week by the BC Supreme Court, Nanaimo Registry, confirming that the standard of proof does not change for a tort claim based on subjective soft tissue injuries. In last week’s case…
Rank this Week: 258

Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, veterans benefits and special needs trusts. By Mark E. Wight.

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
  • Apr 27

    Idaho Estate Planning - Twisted Sister Drummer Skipped the Beat

    Idaho Estate Planning - Twisted Sister Drummer Skipped the Beat
    Not only did AJ Pero have a family history of heart disease, which he allowed to go unchecked, but he did not have a will, left behind two ex-wives, a longtime girlfriend, four children between the three of them and a mess of an estate to be…
  • Apr 24

    Idaho Elder Law - Maintaining Control in Later Life

    Idaho Elder Law - Maintaining Control in Later Life
    Who speaks for you if you are not able to speak for yourself? Who determines what kind of care you want at the end of life, how your finances are handled, how your estate will be distributed?
  • Apr 23

    Idaho Estate Planning - Baby Boomers & Retirement Planning

    Idaho Estate Planning - Baby Boomers & Retirement Planning
    Failure to consider wills and estate planning is a frequent issue, and not just for Baby Boomers. People usually think that it’s something they can put off and deal with later.
Rank this Week: 701

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    Injury crash Northbound I15 near McCammon

    Injury crash Northbound I15 near McCammon
    Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299 (208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068 For Immediate Release: April 27, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. Please direct questions to the District Office On April 27, 2015, at…
  • Apr 25

    Injury Crash I86 at Milepost 58

    Injury Crash I86 at Milepost 58
    Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299 (208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068 For Immediate Release: April 25, 2015 at 6:15 p.m. Please direct questions to the District Office On April 25, 2015, at…
  • Apr 25

    Single-Vehicle Rollover Crash Near the East Boise Port of Entry

    Single-Vehicle Rollover Crash Near the East Boise Port of Entry
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
Rank this Week: 201

idealawg

idealawg

Law practice information and ideas. From Stephanie West Allen of Allen & Nichols Production.

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 530

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
  • Nov 27

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
Rank this Week: 287

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    DuPage Divorce: Grandparent Alienation

    DuPage Divorce: Grandparent Alienation
    I have represented, along with alienated parents, the grandparents that have been kept out of the lives of their grandchildren. For many years, Illinois did not recognize the right of grandparents to assert a petition for Grandparent…
  • Apr 7

    Kane County Divorce: Custody Forensic

    Kane County Divorce: Custody Forensic
    My practice is devoted, in part, to complex custody litigation. I have always believed that to practice in this area at a high level, a focus, if not a passion, for clinical issues was required in order to best...
  • Mar 4

    Kane County Divorce: Approaches to Healing: the Unexpected Divorce

    Kane County Divorce: Approaches to Healing: the Unexpected Divorce
    One aspect of my practice is helping my clients manage what can be one of the biggest traumas in life....an unexpected divorce. As a divorce and child custody attorney, I am not involved in the practice of therapy, but any...
Rank this Week: 997

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Covers medical malpractice cases, news and issues with a focus on Illinois. From Levin & Perconti.

http://medicalmalpractice.levinperconti.com/
  • Apr 19

    Dirty Scissors Used on VA Hospital Patient

    Dirty Scissors Used on VA Hospital Patient
    Two things are true of hospitals: they are full of sick people and they are full of people who are vulnerable to infections. This is one of the reasons why using properly sterilized equipment is of paramount importance in hospital settings.…
  • Apr 15

    Apparently Not Quite Everything a Doctor Does Wrong in Texas is Subject to Strict Medical Malpractice Limit

    Apparently Not Quite Everything a Doctor Does Wrong in Texas is Subject to Strict Medical Malpractice Limit
    Tort reform has been leading to ridiculous results all over the country. Medical malpractice patients have found themselves unable to recover the damages to which they should be entitled. In states like Texas, personal injury plaintiffs have…
  • Apr 11

    Two Dental Malpractice Cases Proceeding in Illinoi

    Two Dental Malpractice Cases Proceeding in Illinoi
    Many people fear the dentist. Between the Novocaine shots, the sound of the drill, and bad memories of childhood braces, a day at the dentist is not exactly a day at the beach. But most people go and most of the time it works out perfectly…
Rank this Week: 377

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Covers Illinois nursing homes and information for nursing home residents, family members, ombudsmen, resident advocates, elder law attorneys and nursing home staff. By Levin & Perconti.

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • Dec 29

    Report Shows Problems Across State, Including Champaign County

    Report Shows Problems Across State, Including Champaign County
    The News-Gazette recently reported on an investigation conducted by the CU-CitizenAccess group in the Department of Journalism at the University of Illinois. This group researched and investigated 81 nursing homes across Illinois, and found…
  • Dec 26

    More on the Problems at Sauk Valley

    More on the Problems at Sauk Valley
    We recently posted about the disappointing record attributed to nursing home facilities in Sauk Valley by a nursing home watchdog and advocacy group. In Dixon County, for example, a nursing home was cited after failing to properly observe a…
  • Dec 23

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard
    Illinois has had a fairly mixed record as a state when it comes to the quality of care at its nursing homes, and unfortunately ranks toward the bottom of the list closer to the likes of Texas and Oklahoma. Case in point, a recent report by an…
Rank this Week: 409

Illinois Sexual Harassment…

Illinois Sexual Harassment Attorney Blog

Covers employment discrimination, constructive discharge, gender discrimination, and sexual harassment. By Peter M. LaSorsa.

http://www.illinoissexualharassmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 13

    Farm Pays $40,00 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Farm Pays $40,00 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    Windmill Farms Nurseries, Inc., pays $40,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. The lawsuit was first filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). The EEOC charged the company with subjecting a female employee, Sheila…
  • Feb 11

    LegalMatch Review: How LegalMatch Works for My Practice

    LegalMatch Review: How LegalMatch Works for My Practice
    So one of the websites that I love to utilize to attract good clients is LegalMatch. It is a website that allows people who have a legal claim to post cases and find lawyers who concentrate on such cases. This saves the client time and…
  • Feb 10

    Hot Wheel City Pays $20,000 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Hot Wheel City Pays $20,000 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    Hot Wheel City pays $20,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit. The multi-count lawsuit was first filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). Published accounts indicate that Hot Wheel City subjected a…
Rank this Week: 254

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 742

Immigration Insight Law Blog

Immigration Insight Law Blog

Covers immigration law topics. By Chris Gafner.

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

    Diversity Lottery 2015 – What and When is it?

    Diversity Lottery 2015 – What and When is it?
    The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes up to 55,000 diversity visas (DVs) available annually to randomly selected applicants from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. A computer will randomly select applicants who…
  • Sep 10

    State Department FAQ on Same Sex Immigration Benefit

    State Department FAQ on Same Sex Immigration Benefit
    In June, the US Supreme Court determined that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional.   Within days, the USCIS and several other federal agencies indicated that it would begin treating same sex married couples the…
  • Sep 9

    Why Didn’t I Get My I-94 Card?

    Why Didn’t I Get My I-94 Card?
    “Veterans” of the U.S. immigration system know that when a non-immigrant enters the United States, their passport is stamped and they receive an I-94 card that is often stapled into their passport.  The I-94 card shows how…
Rank this Week: 568

Immigration Legal Blog

Immigration Legal Blog

Covers immigration law especially employment and family based immigration issues. By Shah Peerally Law Group PC.

http://immigrationlegalblog.com/
  • Apr 25

    SAVE JOBS USA filed a lawsuit against DHS H4 EAD rules – Breaking Bad News!

    SAVE JOBS USA filed a lawsuit against DHS H4 EAD rules – Breaking Bad News!
    Save Jobs USA filed a lawsuit regarding H4 EAD rules against DHS. Please read lawsuit. Note this is only a declaratory judgment lawsuit, the lawsuit does not interrupt the process at this point but it might actually hinder the possibility of…
  • Apr 25

    Proud Sponsor of the “North Star School” – Come and Join the Fundraising Dinner!

    Proud Sponsor of the “North Star School” – Come and Join the Fundraising Dinner!
    NURTURING THE MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT Northstar School is a K-8th grade Islamic school in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded in 2002, Northstar has grown from a student body of 7 students, to one of over 130 diverse and eager, young Muslim…
  • Apr 21

    How will ICE deal with Herguan University in case of a close down?

    How will ICE deal with Herguan University in case of a close down?
    On April 10, 2015, “The former chief executive of Herguan University has pleaded guilty to visa fraud — and while the school remains open, it could soon lose its ability to recruit foreign students with the promise of student…
Rank this Week: 628

Immigration News Blog

Immigration News Blog

Covers immigration law, news and commentary. By Matthew L. Kolken.

http://kolken.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Obama's Executive Action on Immigration

    Obama's Executive Action on Immigration
    Important notice: These initiatives have not yet been implemented, and USCIS is not accepting any requests or applications at this time. Beware of anyone who offers to help you submit an application or a request for any of these actions…
  • Aug 7

    Why Isn’t President Obama Protecting Refugee Children With A Stroke Of His Pen?

    Why Isn’t President Obama Protecting Refugee Children With A Stroke Of His Pen?
    Originally published on Fox News Latino:The humanitarian crisis on the southern border is the center of a political firestorm in Washington. At issue is the bipartisan 2000 anti-trafficking law, signed by President Bush and re-authorized in…
  • Jul 2

    President Obama’s Immigration Wait And See Looks To Maximize Political Impact

    President Obama’s Immigration Wait And See Looks To Maximize Political Impact
    President Obama’s latest Rose Garden immigration announcement has left reform advocates scratching their heads while exhaling a heavy sigh of disappointment. The President spent most of his speech blaming Republicans for not passing…
Rank this Week: 537

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Apr 28

    Entrepreneurs and Immigrant Investors: When Will They Cross Paths?

    Entrepreneurs and Immigrant Investors: When Will They Cross Paths?
    Guest Blogger: Elisha Yang, third-year law student, University of San Francisco: The EB-5 immigrant investor visa is one of the five employment-based preference categories issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services…
  • Apr 28

    UK Elections: Parties Move Toward More Immigration Enforcement

    UK Elections: Parties Move Toward More Immigration Enforcement
    As we have reported on ImmigrationProf, immigration is a big issue in the upcoming United Kingdom elections. The BBC summarizes the various political parties positions in immigration here. The Labor Party, along with others, have moved in a…
  • Apr 27

    Karnes in the News: Private Prison Company Sued For Allegedly Putting Hunger-Striking Moms In Solitary Confinement

    Karnes in the News: Private Prison Company Sued For Allegedly Putting Hunger-Striking Moms In Solitary Confinement
    Photo courtesy of ICE website Three immigrant women who say they were punished for joining a hunger strike in a Texas family detention center on Thursday sued U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and GEO Group, the private company that…
Rank this Week: 57

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Apr 28

    The Unacknowledged Legislators of the World

    The Unacknowledged Legislators of the World
    The following is a guest post by Brandon Fitzgerald, project manager of a Law Library staffing contract, writer and student of poetry and literature. In honor of National Poetry Month, I want to consider the intersections between law and…
  • Apr 27

    Recent Materials Related to Islamic Law

    Recent Materials Related to Islamic Law
    The following is a guest post by Connie Johnson, a senior legal research analyst at the Law Library of Congress.  Connie has previously written posts on an event and associated research guide related to translations of foreign law, one…
  • Apr 24

    Centenary of the Landing at Anzac Cove During World War I

    Centenary of the Landing at Anzac Cove During World War I
    April 25, 2015, marks 100 years since the first landing of Australian and New Zealand troops (known as the ANZACs, for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) at the Gallipoli peninsula (Gelibolu in Turkish) in Turkey during World War I. …
Rank this Week: 121

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Apr 24

    Valorem Law Group Recognized by BTI Consulting as “Brand Elite”

    Valorem Law Group Recognized by BTI Consulting as “Brand Elite”
    I am normally reluctant to write about “us,” but I am so tickled a recent report recognizing Valorem as a “brand elite” firm that I am breaking from this general practice.  Thank you for this indulgence. Valorem…
  • Mar 18

    Steve Jobs and Collaboration: what lawyers can learn

    Steve Jobs and Collaboration: what lawyers can learn
    I make no secret of the fact that I have looked to Steve Jobs for ideas and inspiration.  I found this Fast Company article on the Evolution of Steve Jobs to be fascinating.  The discussion of his evolution as a collaborator was…
  • Mar 18

    A small step that makes clients’ lives easier

    A small step that makes clients’ lives easier
    Have you ever read an email and wondered to yourself, “what’s the point?” Then you get to the end and realize there is no point. Or the point is something totally different than what you thought. When this happens,…
Rank this Week: 115

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 8

    Are overcrowded prisons unconstitutional?

    Are overcrowded prisons unconstitutional?
    Jonathan Simon interviewed by Slate, March 18, 2015 “Does the Eighth Amendment just prevent torture, or does it protect something more? If it just protects us against torture then obviously it’s a very limited right, and we have…
  • Apr 8

    Canadian politics goes to the dog

    Canadian politics goes to the dog
    Ian Haney López book cited in Victoria News, March 17, 2015 Likely no country has employed dog-whistle politics longer or with more gusto than the United States. Indeed, in a book published last year … law professor Ian Haney…
  • Apr 8

    Talking in code

    Talking in code
    Ian Haney López interviewed by Chicago Reporter, March 13, 2015 Dog whistle politics is all about the stimulation of racial fear. And yet, we should be clear on those who are doing the stimulating—on the politicians, the…
Rank this Week: 59

In-house Access

In-house Access

Covers corporate counsel best practices. By the Association of Corporate Counsel.

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

    The Time to Start is Now: Imbue Compliance to Guard Your Organization

    The Time to Start is Now: Imbue Compliance to Guard Your Organization
    Guest blogger: James Merklinger is vice president and chief legal officer at ACC. He represents ACC on all global legal issues and advises the organization on meeting the needs of the in-house counsel community. The complexity of compliance…
  • Apr 6

    The Biggest Compliance Mistake Lawyers Make

    The Biggest Compliance Mistake Lawyers Make
    Guest bloggers: Eric F. Hinton is chief ethics and compliance officer at 7-Eleven, Inc. and Ted Banks is partner at Scharf Banks Marmor LLC. Being a lawyer is fun. You get to do a lot of different things, and notwithstanding the lawyer jokes,…
  • Mar 31

    Five Years? Seems Like Just Yesterday…

    Five Years? Seems Like Just Yesterday…
    Guest blogger: Laura Woods is vice president of legal affairs at Care Centers Management Consulting, Inc. She is also co-vice chair of the ACC Health Law Committee. She can be reached at lwoods@carecenters.net. Did you celebrate a birthday on…
Rank this Week: 340

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

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

    GIFT City: A New Chapter in the Indian Financial Sector: Part 2

    GIFT City: A New Chapter in the Indian Financial Sector: Part 2
    [The following guest post is contributed by Surbhi Jaiswal of Vinod Kothari & Co. The author can be contacted at surbhi@vinodkothari.com.This is a continuation from the first part, which is available here]Slew of Regulations1. Foreign…
  • Apr 14

    GIFT City: A New Chapter in the Indian Financial Sector: Part 1

    GIFT City: A New Chapter in the Indian Financial Sector: Part 1
    [The following guest post is contributed by Surbhi Jaiswal of Vinod Kothari & Co. The author can be contacted at surbhi@vinodkothari.com.]The International Financial Service Centre (IFSC) is a hub of financial services within a country,…
  • Apr 12

    Delivering Private Sector Efficiency within Public Law Principle

    Delivering Private Sector Efficiency within Public Law Principle
    [The following guest post is contributed by Santanu Sabhapandit, who works as a legal consultant. He can be reached at: Sabhapandit@gmail.com. This is an abridged version of author’s article “Application of Public Law Principles…
Rank this Week: 264

Indiana Civil & Business…

Indiana Civil & Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning and intellectual property. By Sam Hasler.

http://haslerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 1

    Blogs to Check Out

    Blogs to Check Out
    Some law blogs that may be interests to some businesses:FDA Law Update - just what says it is, a way to keep up to date on happenings at the FDA.OSHA Law Blog. This may be of more interest to more businesses. Jackson Lewis hosts the blog so…
  • Feb 25

    Georgia

    Georgia
    Georgia Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Blog: Estate Planning: A Three-Step StrategyThe estate planning pyramid gives a hierarchy of goals for estate planning. This pyramid is useful in developing an estate planning strategy based on…
  • Jan 26

    Garden Leave in Action

    Garden Leave in Action
    Considering garden leave's novelty, I thought a collection of news articles descring the use of garden leave might be of some help and interest.
Rank this Week: 588

Indiana Injury Lawyer Blog

Indiana Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Indiana accidents, insurance disputes, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse. By Crossen Kooi, LLP.

http://www.indyinjurylawfirm.com/category/indiana-injury-lawyer-blog/
  • Jun 9

    Trucker Charged in Trucking Accident, Tracy Morgan Critically Injured

    Trucker Charged in Trucking Accident, Tracy Morgan Critically Injured
    New information has been released about the truck driver who is charged with causing the fatal 6-car pile up in which comedian Tracy Morgan was critically injured.  Kevin Roper, a Wal-Mart employee driving a company semi-truck, is…
  • May 28

    Secondary Drowning

    Secondary Drowning
    Has your little one ever been in the swimming pool and started to struggle?  Maybe they slipped  and briefly got out of your reach?  They take in some water but you are able to get to them quickly and all is well.  Or at…
  • May 19

    Happy May!

    Happy May!
    The month of May is in full swing!  As you look around the city, there is plenty to do all month long.  From the Mini Marathon to the Indy 500 to the Indiana Pacers playoffs, there won’t be a dull moment this month.  …
Rank this Week: 541

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

Covers intellectual property & technology law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Indiana. By Kenan Farrell.

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
  • Mar 24

    Indiana Trade Secret Litigation Update – Precision Drone v. Channel Master

    Indiana Trade Secret Litigation Update – Precision Drone v. Channel Master
    Precision Drone, LLC designs and makes drones and software for use by farmers to monitor crops. According to the Complaint (see below), in September 2014, Precision made a deal with Channel Masters, LLC for Channel to purchase and resell the…
  • Feb 17

    Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Agdia Inc. v. Jun Qiang Xia et al

    Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Agdia Inc. v. Jun Qiang Xia et al
    Jun Q. Xia was employed by Agdia until 2001. After leaving the company, Xia allegedly violated the terms of a non-competition agreement. The ensuing lawsuit was resolved by a permanent injunction order in 2002. Later, Xia formed AC…
  • Feb 8

    Indiana Trade Dress Litigation Update – Archetype Ltd. v. LTD Commodities LLC

    Indiana Trade Dress Litigation Update – Archetype Ltd. v. LTD Commodities LLC
    This trade dress lawsuit involves battery-operated motion detecting lighting. Defendant has allegedly “willfully and deliberately pulled a ‘bait and switch’ on consumers by advertising [Plaintiff’s] high-end […]…
Rank this Week: 837

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Apr 24

    USPTO Offers New Tool to Receive Email Alerts when Patent Applications Publish

    USPTO Offers New Tool to Receive Email Alerts when Patent Applications Publish
    Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") recently announced the release of the Patent Application Alert Service. This system provides customized email alerts to the public for free when patent applications of interest…
  • Apr 23

    USPTO Announces Patents for Humanity Winner

    USPTO Announces Patents for Humanity Winner
    Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Commerce Department's United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") recently announced the latest winners of the Patents for Humanity program. The Patents for Humanity program was launched by the USPTO in…
  • Apr 22

    Indiana Intellectual Property Litigation: G & G Files Another Illegal Interception Lawsuit

    Indiana Intellectual Property Litigation: G & G Files Another Illegal Interception Lawsuit
    Indianapolis, Indiana - An intellectual property attorney for G & G Closed Circuit Events, LLC ("G & G") of Campbell, California initiated a lawsuit in the Southern District of Indiana alleging that Elsa Valdez and Tikal #2, Inc.,…
Rank this Week: 587