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idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
  • Apr 20

    Naked truth and bare facts often don't get invited into the mind: Stories are greeted readily

    Naked truth and bare facts often don't get invited into the mind: Stories are greeted readily
    Have you heard the parable about truths and facts trying to get heard and being ignored? In the second part of the tale, story comes along: she takes the same information, wraps it in a narrative and is heard. There are many versions of this…
  • Apr 16

    Life after law: Humor consultant

    Life after law: Humor consultant
    The job of this non-practicing lawyer includes writing comebacks to lawyer jokes! Read all about Malcolm Kushner's current career in this article from California Lawyer.
  • Apr 15

    Play as meditation, mediation, and mindfulness enhancer: A seminar for you

    Play as meditation, mediation, and mindfulness enhancer: A seminar for you
    If you believe as I do that a mindful mediator is a more effective mediator—both because of his or her adept ability to utilize conflict resolution skills but more importantly because of the direct effect he or she has on the parties'…
Rank this Week: 302

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/
  • Apr 17

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
  • Apr 13

    National Security Space Launch: No Contest

    National Security Space Launch: No Contest
                 Competition and innovation are key ideals in American society, and they were the main focus on March 5, 2014 when the CEOs of SpaceX and United Launch Alliance (“ULA”) testified…
  • Apr 12

    Lessons from Hartney: How to Reduce Tax Forum Shopping by Illinois Retailer

    Lessons from Hartney: How to Reduce Tax Forum Shopping by Illinois Retailer
                The Illinois’ Local Retailers’ Occupation Tax Acts (ROT Acts) allows “municipal governments and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) to impose a retail occupation tax…
Rank this Week: 31

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Federal Tort Claims Act, Injuries to Minors and Children, Land Owner Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Products Liability, and Toxic Torts. By Levin & Perconti.

http://www.illinoisinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Two Fans Injured at Chicago Beyonce Concert File Lawsuit

    Two Fans Injured at Chicago Beyonce Concert File Lawsuit
    Premises liability law not only includes keeping people from danger and injuries by remedying a known injury on the land and warning invitees, but it includes knowing of potential dangers in advance. For event organizers and property owners,…
  • Apr 10

    Chicago CTA Blue Line Derails at Cicero Stop

    Chicago CTA Blue Line Derails at Cicero Stop
    Chicago area public transportation has made the news quite often recently, unfortunately not in praise, but in notoriety. From train accidents during the polar vortex and to the derailing of the CTA blue line at the O’Hare stops,…
  • Apr 10

    Safeway Foods in Class Action Lawsuit with Club Member

    Safeway Foods in Class Action Lawsuit with Club Member
    As you know, product liability law not only concerns automobiles and other machinery, which we have discussed frequently as of late, but it also involves other products like food and pharmaceuticals. Just like cars, when we purchase food at…
Rank this Week: 745

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 22

    Surgical Error: Botched Appendectomy Results in Miscarriage and Death

    Surgical Error: Botched Appendectomy Results in Miscarriage and Death
    The Belfast Telegraph reports that a woman has suffered miscarriage and death as a result of a surgical error. The 32 years old woman, who was 20 weeks pregnant with her fourth child, was admitted to the hospital for an appendectomy. Rather…
  • Apr 17

    Proposed Birth Injury Fund Would Strip Medical Malpractice Victims of their Right

    Proposed Birth Injury Fund Would Strip Medical Malpractice Victims of their Right
    The Baltimore Business Journal reports that Maryland lawmakers are considering creating a birth injury fund. While on its face this may seem like a wonderful and well-intentioned idea, it would ultimately hurt those families who are most…
  • Apr 15

    Annual Survey Results: Millions Misdiagnosed Each Year

    Annual Survey Results: Millions Misdiagnosed Each Year
    CBS News reports that each year 12 million adults who receive outpatient medical care are misdiagnosed in the United States. The report relies on a new study published in the journal BMJ Quality & Safety. That 12 million number means…
Rank this Week: 833

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/
  • Apr 23

    Elder Financial Exploitation in Aurora Nursing Home

    Elder Financial Exploitation in Aurora Nursing Home
    Elder abuse is a growing problem, and may only worsen as America’s baby boomer population ages. One of the most common forms of elder abuse is financial exploitation. Elder financial exploitation is defined as the illegal or improper…
  • Apr 21

    Nursing Home Negligence - Wandering & Elopement

    Nursing Home Negligence - Wandering & Elopement
    Elopement, often used interchangeably with wandering, is a serious problem in nursing homes. It occurs when a dependent resident in a licensed facility leaves that facility without staff knowledge or observation of their departure.Safe vs.…
  • Apr 17

    Nursing Home Sexual Assault Case Ends with Unique $10 Million Settlement

    Nursing Home Sexual Assault Case Ends with Unique $10 Million Settlement
    News spread last year about a horrific case of sexual assault perpetrated by a caregiver as a senior home. According to reports, the perpetrator was employed as an assistant at a nursing home. At some point on his shift, the 30 year old man…
Rank this Week: 526

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse…

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

Covers Illinois Nursing Home Abuse, news, updates and commentary. Published by Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.illinoisnursinghomeabuselawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Telephone Tax Scam Targeting Senior

    Telephone Tax Scam Targeting Senior
    As tax day approaches, criminals posing as IRS agents are taking to the phones to try to scam senior citizens out of their retirement money. Elder law attorneys at Pintas & Mullins detail how the telephone scam works and how to protect…
  • Mar 26

    The Six Worst Nursing Home Facilities in California

    The Six Worst Nursing Home Facilities in California
    There are about 1,300 long-term care nursing facilities in California, where over 300,000 residents are cared for. Unfortunately, most nursing homes are run by for-profit corporations, such as HCR ManorCare, which aim to make money by caring…
  • Mar 20

    How to Treat and Prevent Sepsis in Nursing Home Resident

    How to Treat and Prevent Sepsis in Nursing Home Resident
    Sepsis, or serious infection of the blood, is one of the top reasons nursing home residents are sent to hospitals. Septic shock among the elderly results in death about 20% of the time, costing grave emotional and financial harm on families…
Rank this Week: 708

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/
  • Apr 23

    Health Care Company Settles ADA Lawsuit For $180,000

    Health Care Company Settles ADA Lawsuit For $180,000
    Upper Chesapeake Health System, Inc. pays $180,000 to settle an American With Disabilities Act ("Act") lawsuit. The discrimination and retaliation lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). According to…
  • Apr 22

    Chicago Commission On Human Relations and Sexual Harassment

    Chicago Commission On Human Relations and Sexual Harassment
    So you are working in downtown Chicago and you have been subjected to sexual harassment. You are unsure of what you should do next? Should you just tell human resources and then move on? Should you file a complaint with a government agency?…
  • Apr 21

    Sexual Harassment At Universitie

    Sexual Harassment At Universitie
    So you are at college trying to get your degree and mind your own business. However, a professor or other high ranking school employee is trying to enter into a sexual relationship with you. You are unsure what to do. You don't want to…
Rank this Week: 226

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Covers immigration law, including topics associated with family and employment visas, citizenship, and entry and exit issues. By Law Offices of J Craig Fong.

http://www.immigrationvisaattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    Same-Sex Marriage: 100 cases later

    Same-Sex Marriage: 100 cases later
    The tidal wave of the first same-sex marriage (SSM) cases has passed, and I'd like to share some very brief observations. The Immigration Law Office of J Craig Fong, with offices Hollywood and Palm Springs, fielded over 150 inquiries about...
  • Nov 15

    USCIS Asked to Designate TPS for Philippines -- under consideration

    USCIS Asked to Designate TPS for Philippines -- under consideration
    The Immigration Law Offices of J Craig Fong has many, many clients from the Philippines, both at the Los Angeles office and the Palm Springs office. Last week, the Philippine Islands suffered catastrophic damage from the winds and rain of...
  • Jun 27

    Green Cards for Same-Sex Couples -- Yes, We Can!

    Green Cards for Same-Sex Couples -- Yes, We Can!
    On Tuesday, 26 June 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned the constitutionally discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). A US citizen or Legal Permanent Resident may now submit an immigration petition for a same-sex…
Rank this Week: 856

Immigration Visa Lawyer Blog

Immigration Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers visas, green cards, and immigration law. By Shihab & Associates.

http://www.immigration-visa-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Employee Spotlight - Barbara Fernandez

    Employee Spotlight - Barbara Fernandez
    The employees of the Law Firm of Shihab & Associates are the region's BEST! We recognize that the success of The Law Firm of Shihab & Associates is owed to our remarkable team. We are in the industry of helping people with immigration…
  • Apr 17

    Post-H-1B Q & A

    Post-H-1B Q & A
    On April 7, 2014, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it received approximately 172,500 total H-1B cap-subject petitions between April 1, the first day USCIS began accepting H-1B cap-subject petitions, and April 7,…
  • Apr 17

    DACA: Two Years Later Many Approach Renewal Deadline

    DACA: Two Years Later Many Approach Renewal Deadline
    In September of 2012 the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began issuing work authorization cards to those that had applied through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This program allows those…
Rank this Week: 807

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 111

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
  • Apr 21

    Sweet Victory: Mott’s “No Sugar Added” Labeling Suit Beats Dismissal

    Sweet Victory: Mott’s “No Sugar Added” Labeling Suit Beats Dismissal
    Earlier this month, Judge Susan Illston of the Northern District of California denied defendant Mott’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s second amended complaint. See Order Denying Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss, Rahman v.…
  • Apr 15

    Cal. Supreme Court Hears Iskanian v. CLS Oral Argument

    Cal. Supreme Court Hears Iskanian v. CLS Oral Argument
    Oral arguments in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC, No. S204032, took place before the California Supreme Court on April 3, 2014 (Mr. Iskanian is represented by Capstone Law APC). Previously, the Court of Appeal had affirmed an…
  • Apr 7

    Young v. Hilton: 9th Cir. Reverses Dismissal of California Recording Case

    Young v. Hilton: 9th Cir. Reverses Dismissal of California Recording Case
    On March 20, 2014, the Ninth Circuit reversed a district court’s dismissal of a putative class action against Hilton, based on violations of the California Invasion of Privacy Act (“CIPA”) by recording incoming customer…
Rank this Week: 575

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 23

    An Interview with Rob Sukol, Deputy Law Revision Counsel

    An Interview with Rob Sukol, Deputy Law Revision Counsel
    This week’s interview is with Rob Sukol, Deputy Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives.  Rob previously did the guest post titled “The United States Code Online – Downloadable XML Files and…
  • Apr 22

    Was a 9-Month-old Boy Really Charged with Attempted Murder in Pakistan?

    Was a 9-Month-old Boy Really Charged with Attempted Murder in Pakistan?
    The following is a guest post by Shameema Rahman, senior legal research specialist in our Public Services Division. You may have heard about an incredible article with the headline, “9-month-old boy on the run after attempted…
  • Apr 21

    SEAALL 2014

    SEAALL 2014
    From April 3-5, 2014, law librarians from around the Southeast converged on Knoxville, Tennessee for the annual meeting of the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries (SEAALL).  There were a variety of…
Rank this Week: 64

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/
  • Jan 2

    Partners can no longer claim to be victim

    Partners can no longer claim to be victim
    The principal victims of this phenomenon have been those lawyers who become trapped in the culture of short-termism. That culture is especially rampant among the prestigious big firms, where, as a group, lawyers are the unhappiest. Steven J.…
  • Dec 27

    10 Value Questions Inside Counsel Should Be Asking Themselve

    10 Value Questions Inside Counsel Should Be Asking Themselve
    1.   Has your management mandated (or gently suggested) that you reduce your spend on litigation? Would it be a good career move if you achieved a reduction in total spend? 2.   Do your law firms spend more than the…
  • Dec 27

    Now this is a mission statement

    Now this is a mission statement
    Everybody wants the next great thing. Even us. So we are a music store, who became an airline, who became a soft drink company, who became over 200 different businesses all over the planet united by one simple common thought: We want to do…
Rank this Week: 128

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 9

    The ‘pay-to-play’ law that snagged California State Senator Leland Yee

    The ‘pay-to-play’ law that snagged California State Senator Leland Yee
    Christopher Kutz quoted in The San Francisco Chronicle, March 28, 2014 The law draws a distinction, Kutz said, between the typical politician-contributor relationship—donors give money to office-seekers who generally share their…
  • Apr 9

    In new case, Supreme Court revisits the question of software patent

    In new case, Supreme Court revisits the question of software patent
    Pamela Samuelson quoted in The Washington Post, March 28, 2014 The State Street decision seemed to ignore the Supreme Court’s views altogether. Pamela Samuelson … says it’s “not possible” to square the State…
  • Apr 9

    Wukan: New election, same old story

    Wukan: New election, same old story
    Stanley Lubman writes for The Wall Street Journal, March 27, 2014 The Chinese Communist Party is reasserting control, stifling local protests and handing out money to the village in the interest of “stability maintenance.” The…
Rank this Week: 54

In-house Access

In-house Access

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

http://www.inhouseaccess.com/
  • Apr 11

    Demystifying the Internal Legal Department Through Social Media

    Demystifying the Internal Legal Department Through Social Media
    Guest Blogger: Aliya Ramji is legal counsel at CSA Group in Canada and focuses on international and intellectual property issues. She is a member of the Aga Khan Education Board for Ontario and a member of the Junior Achievement of Central…
  • Mar 24

    Spring Has Arrived … Along with a New Issue of the Docket

    Spring Has Arrived … Along with a New Issue of the Docket
    (April 2014) To many, April represents the beginning of spring, while others associate it with the beginning of harvest season. April was also originally, according to the Roman calendar, the second month of the year, and came from the Latin…
  • Mar 17

    Department of Defense Launches Online Education Complaint System

    Department of Defense Launches Online Education Complaint System
    Guest Bloggers: Jonathan Peri, Esq. is the vice president & general counsel of Neumann University and can be reached at PeriJ@neumann.edu. Mark N. Suprenant, Esq. is the former general counsel and secretary of Wawa, Inc. and can be…
Rank this Week: 319

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    SEBI Announces the Specifics of Revised Corporate Governance Norm

    SEBI Announces the Specifics of Revised Corporate Governance Norm
    It was nearly a decade ago in October 2004 that the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) announced substantial revisions to the corporate governance norms contained in clause 49 of the listing agreement that applies to all public…
  • Apr 14

    Further Tax Scrutiny of Merger

    Further Tax Scrutiny of Merger
    In the last few years, mergers of companies (undertaken through schemes of arrangement that require the approval of the High Court) have been subject to greater scrutiny by the tax authorities. One example of a merger that was strongly…
  • Apr 13

    A Study on Ownership Concentration in Indian Companie

    A Study on Ownership Concentration in Indian Companie
    The shareholding pattern of Indian companies has been the subject matter of academic studies, which have consistently shown that Indian companies are controlled substantially by controlling shareholders (or promoters) who hold a significant…
Rank this Week: 269

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer…

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

    Termination of Parental Rights in Indiana

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

    Transmutation of Non-Marital Property in Indiana Divorce

    Transmutation of Non-Marital Property in Indiana Divorce
    As a general rule, the only property in a divorce proceeding that is subject to division is marital property. The question of what exactly constitutes marital property is one that family courts continue to wrestle with on a daily basis. For…
Rank this Week: 598

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/
  • Apr 21

    American Wins Boston Marathon

    American Wins Boston Marathon
    Just one year since last year’s deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon, an American man wins the race.  Meb Keflezighi is the first American to win the Boston Marathon since 1983.  However, for Keflezighi and many of the other…
  • Apr 9

    Spring has sprung…

    Spring has sprung…
    …maybe your back has, too!  Are you a seasonal worker such as a landscaper, construction worker, window washer, or roofer?  Have you been hibernating all winter and are now forced to hit the daily grind of physical…
  • Apr 2

    Crossen Kooi Law New Office Location

    Crossen Kooi Law New Office Location
    Crossen Kooi Law has officially moved into our new home.  We are still in the process of settling in but are very sure you will feel relaxed and comfortable in the new office.  You can now find us about ¼ mile north of Guerin…
Rank this Week: 250

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 397

Indiana Real Property and…

Indiana Real Property and Environmental Law Report

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

http://indianarealpropertylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 7

Individual Rights Legal News

Individual Rights Legal News

Covers civil rights, privacy, employee rights, consumer fraud, class actions, and products liability. By Rabeh M. A. Soofi.

http://individuals.soofilc.com/
  • Apr 18

    California’s Proposed New Law (AB 1710) Would Hold Retailers Liable for Data Breache

    California’s Proposed New Law (AB 1710) Would Hold Retailers Liable for Data Breache
    Two California legislators have introduced legislation that would require the strictest measures in the nation from online retailers.  Assembly Bill 1710, introduced by Assemblyman Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) and Assemblyman…
  • Apr 9

    Every Kiss Begins with…. Sexual Harrassment

    Every Kiss Begins with…. Sexual Harrassment
    Sterling Jewelers, the parent company of Kay Jewelers, and Jared the Galleria of Jewelry has been sued for massive gender discrimination and sexual harassment spanning nearly 15 years.  According to the lawsuit, male employees…
  • Apr 1

    Today’s Headlines March 26, 2014 http://t.co/gGCH1A3055

    Today’s Headlines March 26, 2014 http://t.co/gGCH1A3055
    Today’s Headlines March 26, 2014 http://t.co/gGCH1A3055The post Today’s Headlines March 26, 2014 http://t.co/gGCH1A3055 appeared first on Individual Rights Blog - SOOFI | Legal Counsel.
Rank this Week: 105

Info/Law

Info/Law

Covers information, law, and the law of information. By Professors William McGeveran, Derek Bambauer and Tim Armstrong.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/infolaw
  • Apr 4

    Mod a Game Console, Go to Jail

    Mod a Game Console, Go to Jail
    I’ve been puzzling over the 6th Circuit’s new opinion in United States v. Reichert (No. 13-3479, Mar. 28, 2014), in which a divided panel affirmed a defendant’s criminal conviction for violating the Digital Millennium…
  • Mar 28

    Cybercrime’s International Challenge

    Cybercrime’s International Challenge
    Jane and I are in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, for a conference titled “Crimes, Criminals, and the New Criminal Codes: Assessing the Effectiveness of the Legal Response” at Babes-Bolyai University. Jane is speaking on…
  • Jan 30

    Formalism and Slow Victories in “Saving the Neighborhood”

    Formalism and Slow Victories in “Saving the Neighborhood”
    We’re fewer than 24 hours away from seeing Carol Rose and Richard Brooks at a conference at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, titled “Saving the Neighborhood,” after their new book. (Spaces still…
Rank this Week: 970

InfoBytes Blog

InfoBytes Blog

Monitors and reports on news, legal developments and legislative actions affecting the financial services industry. By Buckley Sandler LLP.

http://www.infobytesblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    CFPB Issues Integrated Mortgage Disclosure Rule Compliance Resource

    CFPB Issues Integrated Mortgage Disclosure Rule Compliance Resource
    On April 17, the CFPB issued a guide to completing the disclosure forms required by its November 2013 TILA-RESPA integrated disclosures rule, which generally applies to transactions for which a creditor or broker receives an application on or…
  • Apr 18

    Comptroller Curry Takes Vendor Management Message To Third-Party Provider

    Comptroller Curry Takes Vendor Management Message To Third-Party Provider
    On April 16, Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry spoke to attendees of the Consumer Electronics Show Government Conference, taking his concerns about banks’ vendor relationships and cybersecurity risks to potential third-party…
  • Apr 18

    SEC Announces Cybersecurity Examination Initiative

    SEC Announces Cybersecurity Examination Initiative
    On April 15, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations announced that it will be conducting cybersecurity examinations of more than 50 registered broker-dealers and registered investment advisers. The examinations will…
Rank this Week: 330

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. Published by Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • May 8

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013
    Compiled  from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and…
  • May 8

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013
    Compiled  from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and…
  • May 1

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 1, 2013

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 1, 2013
    Compiled from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week's update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and announcements.  Follow…
Rank this Week: 47

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

Covers advertising law, privacy, information security and intellectual property.

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
Rank this Week: 985

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

Discusses issues of media law and responsibility with a special focus on libel and privacy law and the balance between the two.

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 221

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

Covers corporate, employment law, environmental, forms, insurance, IP, litigation and more. By Geoffrey G. Gussis.

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Apr 23

    General Mills Reverses Legal Terms Amid Customer Outcry

    General Mills Reverses Legal Terms Amid Customer Outcry
    General Mills has taken out language it recently added to its legal terms of service that was reported to have stripped customers of their right to sue the company if they downloaded coupons, “like” the company on Facebook or…
  • Apr 21

    213 law firm jobs cut since January

    213 law firm jobs cut since January
    Seven prominent law firms have confirmed layoffs this year affecting an estimated 213 jobs. The Am Law Daily did the math and found that five out of six of the job cuts were support positions. It’s “looking a lot like layoff…
  • Apr 18

    3 keys to crisis management for general counsel

    3 keys to crisis management for general counsel
    By building the right team, establishing roles, and keeping lines of communication open, general counsel will be able to successfully guide a company through any crisis. The post 3 keys to crisis management for general counsel appeared on…
Rank this Week: 156

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Apr 23

    Ohio Prosecutor Creates Conviction Integrity Unit

    Ohio Prosecutor Creates Conviction Integrity Unit
    Ohio's Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty - a former county judge who as an assistant prosecutor once helped convict an Ohio man who was actually innocent and has since been outspoken about his determination to improve the local…
  • Apr 22

    Rethinking the Value of Eyewitness Identification

    Rethinking the Value of Eyewitness Identification
    Despite decades of research disproving the reliability of eyewitness identification, the courts still rely on the practice to win convictions. The Associated Press reported that as a response to the errors of misidentification, a small group…
  • Apr 21

    In Memoriam of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter

    In Memoriam of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter
    Photo: Rubin Carter enjoys himself at the Innocence Project's 2012 Celebration of Freedom & Justice. Innocence Project Executive Director Maddy deLone talks with Cornelius Dupree in the background.Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who served…
Rank this Week: 345

Insolvency Blog

Insolvency Blog

Covers insolvency and corporat restructuring in the UK, Europe, cross-border and beyond. By Mercer & Hole.

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/insolvency-blog
  • Mar 24

    RTI Teething Problem

    RTI Teething Problem
    Whilst almost all 1.9m PAYE schemes are now live on Real Time Information, HMRC has admitted to a number of problems with implementation. There have been several announcements on the HMRC website following the identification of so called root…
  • Mar 7

    Conversion of a Limited Liability Partnership (“LLP”) into a Company

    Conversion of a Limited Liability Partnership (“LLP”) into a Company
    The conversion of a partnership into an LLP is a relatively easy concept to envisage and is one that was adopted by many partnerships after the introduction of the Limited Liability Partnership Act 2000.  In principle, the assets owned…
  • Feb 26

    English Administration of an Isle of Man Company

    English Administration of an Isle of Man Company
    In Capita v Gulldale the Isle of Man High Court issued a letter of request to the English High Court seeking the appointment of English administrators to an Isle of Man company, Gulldale Limited. In doing so the Isle of Man High Court was…
Rank this Week: 583

Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

Covers investment fraud involving auction-rate securities, credit rating agencies, hedge funds and mortgage-backed securities. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
  • Dec 29

    Wells Fargo Reaches $591 Million Mortgage Deal with Fannie Mae

    Wells Fargo Reaches $591 Million Mortgage Deal with Fannie Mae
    Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) has arrived at a $591 million mortgage settlement with Fannie Mae (FNMA). The arrangement resolves claims that the banking institution sold faulty mortgages to the government run-home loan financier and covers…
  • Apr 16

    Barclays Settles Two Libor-Related Securities Case

    Barclays Settles Two Libor-Related Securities Case
    Barclays (BARC) has just settled two Libor-related securities cases alleging mis-selling related to Libor. In the first lawsuit, filed by Guardian Care Homes over interest swaps worth £70M that were linked to the benchmark interest…
  • Apr 15

    SEC Takes a Closer Look at Municipal Bond

    SEC Takes a Closer Look at Municipal Bond
    The US Securities and Exchange Commission is finally beginning to scrutinize municipal bond issuers. Recent efforts include the opening of investigations into whether certain municipalities misled investors about their financial well-being…
Rank this Week: 787

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Covers class actions against insurance companies. By Robinson & Cole LLP.

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
Rank this Week: 872

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers bad faith, duty to defend, duty to indemnify, liability policies, reimbursement of legal fees and subrogation. By Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue.

http://www.insurancecoverageblog.com/
  • May 25

    Memorial Day 2009

    Memorial Day 2009
    I first ran the post below for Memorial Day in 2006 as a tribute to my Dad, who served as a soldier during World War II.  This is the fourth straight year for this post, and I'll continue to run it every year. 
  • Mar 19

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone
    For those who remember the heady Katrina litigation days of the Ride of the Rigsbys -- appearing on ABC's 20/20, acclaimed as alleged whistleblowers -- these times are very different for the sisters. They've slipped in the…
  • Mar 16

    Insurance Person of the Year

    Insurance Person of the Year
    Nothing like giving the readers a lot of advance notice before an ultra-high stakes award like this is finalized, right? I'm a bit tardy on this, but hey, it's not like I'm on the advisory board of the Insurance Law Center and might have…
Rank this Week: 117

Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Defense Blog

Covers civil litigation and insurance defense in Washington, D.C. By David Stratton.

http://www.insurancedefenseblog.us/
  • Mar 2

    Maryland federal court decision on broker's failure to procure insurance

    Maryland federal court decision on broker's failure to procure insurance
    In a recent case, a homeowner brought suit in Maryland federal court against her insurance broker for negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, negligent misrepresentation, intentional misrepresentation, and fraud, after her house sustained fire…
  • Aug 18

    The billable hour is here to stay

    The billable hour is here to stay
    From time to time there are articles like this one published in the New York Times last March, attacking the billable hour as the basis for billing clients for services rendered. Such articles usually have two themes -- that the billable hour…
  • Aug 1

    A D.C. decision touches on effect of a…

    A D.C. decision touches on effect of a bank's use of overseas calling centers on the privacy of customer finanical records. https://tinyurl.com/m7ptgen Creative.
Rank this Week: 670

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Alphabet Soup New

    Alphabet Soup New
    From our friends at FlexBank:■ "The IRS announced [last October] the ability to permit employees to carryover up to $500 of an unused health FSA balance. IRS Notice 2013-71 now offers an employer the option to amend their Section 125…
  • Apr 22

    Look out below! [UPDATED]

    Look out below! [UPDATED]
    Such a success:"[A]n intriguing analysis of Covered California’s state-run exchange found that up to half the 1.2 million new enrollees might actually drop their coverage."To be fair, some of these folks will find new jobs with…
  • Apr 22

    Dying of Thirst (Literally)

    Dying of Thirst (Literally)
    One of the major problems of the ObamaTax is that it does not, in fact, save health care dollars. This problem plagues similar regimes as well, most notably the Much Vaunted National Health System©.Never fear, though, the MVNHS© has…
Rank this Week: 13

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

Covers bad faith, insurance coverage, D&O liability, excess and surplus lines, and more. By Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge.

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
Rank this Week: 160

Inter Alia

Inter Alia

Covers internet legal research resources. By Tom Mighell.

http://www.inter-alia.net/blog/
  • Feb 13

    Why are Passwords So Hard for Lawyers?

    Why are Passwords So Hard for Lawyers?
    The subject of passwords is one that is both fascinating and frustrating to me. We know that it’s getting easier and easier for hackers to crack our passwords; just three years ago, a nine-digit password would take 44,530 years to…
  • Feb 5

    The Increasing Automation of Technology: A Good or Bad Thing?

    The Increasing Automation of Technology: A Good or Bad Thing?
    The latest episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report is called Automation or Control: Why Attorneys Must Choose (I didn’t choose the title) – in it, we discuss the fact that technology services are increasingly connecting to…
  • Mar 29

    Blawg of the Day – Blawgletter

    Blawg of the Day – Blawgletter
    We’ll end the week with a fun blog – Blawgletter is published by Dallas lawyer Barry Barnett, and it features “legal bits you can hold onto.”  He talks about a number of legal topics – recent posts have…
Rank this Week: 110

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Apr 23

    Do You Know the One Key to Successful Sales? - Operation

    Do You Know the One Key to Successful Sales? - Operation
    Here is what my friend, John Lindsey, Sales Trainer says about sales success. I have witnessed, over the past thirty years, that the determination to persevere is often the difference between failure and success. I have also discovered that…
  • Apr 23

    Why You Cannot Get Your Franchise Leads on the Phone & What to Do About It - Operation

    Why You Cannot Get Your Franchise Leads on the Phone & What to Do About It - Operation
    The Franchise sales process has changed since I began over 20 years ago. Back when I started out, people interested in franchises used the telephone to inquire and request information. Because they saw our ads in the Wall Street Journal...
  • Apr 22

    Arby's Announces 38 in Colorado - Restaurant Funding Group

    Arby's Announces 38 in Colorado - Restaurant Funding Group
    In addition, Arby's largest franchisee, United States Beef Corporation, has signed a development agreement to open 38 new Arby's restaurants in the Colorado market over the next seven years. U.S. Beef Corporation, a franchisee with the Arby's…
Rank this Week: 134

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Apr 23

    Misleading Journalism about the WTO Seals Dispute

    Misleading Journalism about the WTO Seals Dispute
    An article appearing in Sun New service by Jessica Hume gives a very misleading impression of the Seals case. http://bit.ly/1rmpx15 The article appears in the guise of an interview with Geneva-based attorney and former Canadian official…
  • Apr 22

    Extraterritoriality in U.S. Law

    Extraterritoriality in U.S. Law
    Here's an interesting Dormant Commerce Clause case that might come before the U.S. Supreme Court, as described by a Cato colleague of mine: One of the several failures of the Articles of Confederation was the incapacity of the central…
  • Apr 22

    Forget Clove Cigarettes, What about Clove Cigars?

    Forget Clove Cigarettes, What about Clove Cigars?
    This is from the U.S. answers to questions from the arbitrator in the Clove Cigarettes Article 22.6 proceeding: 88. Company documents from Kretek International (“Kretek”), which occupied 97 percent of the market for clove…
Rank this Week: 525

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

Covers international extradition and transnational criminal defense. By McNabb Associates.

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
  • Dec 10

    “Extradited Briton Babar Ahmad admits terrorism offences”

    “Extradited Briton Babar Ahmad admits terrorism offences”
    BBC on December 10, 2013 released the following: By: Dominic Casciani “A British man who spent eight years fighting extradition to the US has pleaded guilty to terrorism charges. Babar Ahmad, 39, from south London, admitted conspiracy…
  • Oct 3

    “Alleged Al-Qaeda Member Extradited to U.S. to Face Charges in Terrorism Conspiracy”

    “Alleged Al-Qaeda Member Extradited to U.S. to Face Charges in Terrorism Conspiracy”
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on October 3, 2013 released the following: “Defendant and Others Planned Suicide Bomb Attack Against Americans in Europe WASHINGTON— Nizar Trabelsi, a Tunisian national, has been…
  • Oct 3

    “Tunisian Nizar Trabelsi extradited to US on terror charges”

    “Tunisian Nizar Trabelsi extradited to US on terror charges”
    BBC on October 3, 2013 released the following: “A Tunisian man jailed in Belgium in 2003 for planning to attack a Nato air base has been extradited to the US to face further charges. Nizar Trabelsi faces several charges linked to the…
Rank this Week: 91

International Family Law

International Family Law

Covers international divorce law, international child custody, international child abduction and international prenuptial agreements. By Jeremy Morley.

http://www.internationalfamilylawfirm.com/
  • Apr 17

    Do We Have Enough Sensible Malays? Zaid Says Unable To Answer A Definite ‘Yes’

    Do We Have Enough Sensible Malays? Zaid Says Unable To Answer A Definite ‘Yes’
    KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Zaid Ibrahim lamented today the lack of empathy among fellow Malay-Muslims towards non-Muslims caught in inter-religious child custody tussles.The former de facto law minister pleaded with the Malay-Muslim majority to…
  • Apr 15

    IRAQ AND INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION

    IRAQ AND INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION
    Jeremy D. MorleyOn March 21, 2014 Iraq acceded to the Hague Abduction Convention, with no reservations, declarations or notifications.On April 14, 2014 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq issued the following…
  • Apr 11

    Court hands win, loss to Hackensack law firm, Hasbrouck Height's dad seeking girl's return from Spain

    Court hands win, loss to Hackensack law firm, Hasbrouck Height's dad seeking girl's return from Spain
    By PETER J. SAMPSONhttp://www.northjersey.com/news/court-hands-win-loss-to-hackensack-law-firm-hasbrouck-heights-dad-seeking-girl-s-return-from-spain-1.857685An appeals court has reversed a $424,000 award to the daughter of a Hasbrouck…
Rank this Week: 411

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Apr 20

    Reminder: ILW Proposals Due April 23

    Reminder: ILW Proposals Due April 23
    014 International Law Weekend will be held from October 23-25, 2014 in New York City. ILW is sponsored and organized by the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) and the International Law Students Association (ILSA).…
  • Apr 17

    Syria: Reopen Discussion on Persons Trapped in Homs, "A Theatre of Death and Destruction"

    Syria: Reopen Discussion on Persons Trapped in Homs, "A Theatre of Death and Destruction"
    Regretting the abrupt halt in talks between the Syrian authorities and the negotiating committee representing civilians and fighters trapped in the Old City of Homs, United Nations-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi today urged all the parties…
  • Apr 17

    Remembering the Rwandan Genocide, and Learning from the Failure to Recognize It at the Time

    Remembering the Rwandan Genocide, and Learning from the Failure to Recognize It at the Time
    The United Nations Security Council marked the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide by calling on all countries to recommit to prevent and fight such serious crimes, as a senior United Nations official warned that many of today’s…
Rank this Week: 561

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Qin: The Conundrum of WTO Accession Protocols: In Search of Legality and Legitimacy

    Qin: The Conundrum of WTO Accession Protocols: In Search of Legality and Legitimacy
    Julia Ya Qin (Wayne State Univ. - Law) has posted The Conundrum of WTO Accession Protocols: In Search of Legality and Legitimacy (Virginia Journal of International Law, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:The World Trade Organization, unlike…
  • Apr 23

    Hsieh: The Discipline of International Law in Republican China and Contemporary Taiwan

    Hsieh: The Discipline of International Law in Republican China and Contemporary Taiwan
    Pasha L. Hsieh (Singapore Management Univ. - Law) has posted The Discipline of International Law in Republican China and Contemporary Taiwan (Washington University Global Studies Law Review, forthcoming). Here's the abstract: This article…
  • Apr 23

    New Issue: Revue belge de droit international

    New Issue: Revue belge de droit international
    The latest issue of the Revue belge de droit international (Vol. 46, no. 1, 2013) is out. Contents include:Dossier spécial : La responsabilité des organisations internationales : un état des lieux à l'issue des…
Rank this Week: 53

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

Legal developments involving the Internet and new technologies. By Evan Brown.

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Mar 5

    Company facing liability for accessing employee’s Twitter and Facebook account

    Company facing liability for accessing employee’s Twitter and Facebook account
    While plaintiff was away from the office for a serious brain injury she suffered in a work-related auto accident, some of her co-workers accessed and posted, allegedly without authorization, from her Twitter and Facebook accounts. (There was…
  • Mar 1

    Daughter’s Facebook post costs dad $80,000

    Daughter’s Facebook post costs dad $80,000
    A recent case illustrates why (1) it is important for parties to abide by the confidentiality provisions of settlement agreements, and (2) for people who learn confidential information to keep their social media mouths shut. Plaintiff sued…
  • Feb 22

    Enjoy This Week in Law Episode 247

    Enjoy This Week in Law Episode 247
    In addition to blogging here at internetcases I am a co-host of the TWiT Network’s weekly show This Week in Law. This past week my co-host Denise Howell was out, so I held the reins, talking with panelists Spencer Waller, Ryan Radia and…
Rank this Week: 355

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Apr 23

    International jurists & Eleanor Roosevelt

    International jurists & Eleanor Roosevelt
    A feature of recent American Society of International Law meetings has been IntLawGrrls’ group photo – a group that expands with every passing year. The 2014 edition above was made at the close of the WILIG luncheon at which 3…
  • Apr 21

    We Still Live in the Age of Refugees: Expanding the Horizon of International Refugee Law

    We Still Live in the Age of Refugees: Expanding the Horizon of International Refugee Law
    On this day, in 1954, the Convention on the Status of Refugees (the Refugee Convention) signed 28.07.1951, entered into force. Incorporating fundamental norms regarding who is a refugee, and setting out the rights and responsibilities of…
  • Apr 21

    OSCE Mission to Bosnia Launches Resources for War Crimes Reporting

    OSCE Mission to Bosnia Launches Resources for War Crimes Reporting
    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which has recently been thrust in the news in light of recent events in Ukraine, has had a productive spring.  The Organization, founded in 1975 out of a conference in…
Rank this Week: 17