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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: 219

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
Rank this Week: 28

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/
Rank this Week: 883

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

Provides news on state and federal employment law and human resources.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Aug 22

    Drug-free healthcare facility law takes effect in New Hampshire

    Drug-free healthcare facility law takes effect in New Hampshire
    by Gregory L. Silverman A New Hampshire law taking effect August 25 requires healthcare employers to take action against substance abuse in their facilities. The new law requires all hospitals, home healthcare providers, outpatient…
  • Aug 20

    OFCCP updates guidance on gender identity and transgender discrimination

    OFCCP updates guidance on gender identity and transgender discrimination
    by Tammy Binford On August 19, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced a new directive related to its decision to update its enforcement actions regarding gender identity and transgender discrimination. On June…
  • Aug 19

    Nebraskans to vote on minimum wage hike

    Nebraskans to vote on minimum wage hike
    by Bonnie Boryca After an attempt to pass a minimum wage increase in Nebraska came up short in this year’s legislative session, the issue is set to go to voters in the November election. The Nebraska secretary of state’s office…
Rank this Week: 791

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Aug 22

    Call for Submissions: Irish Community Development Law Journal

    Call for Submissions: Irish Community Development Law Journal
    Irish Community Development Law Journal is a peer reviewed online journal, published twice a year by Community Law & Meditation (formerly Northside Community Law & Mediation Centre) in Coolock, Dublin. The journal seeks to offer…
  • Aug 20

    Suicide and the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act: Where Are We Now?

    Suicide and the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act: Where Are We Now?
    This piece is partially cross-posted from Critical Legal Thinking. Those not familiar with the facts of the case as reported by Irish Times journalist Kitty Holland can find a full account of those, and of the basic law behind this…
  • Aug 19

    Contesting the cruel treatment of pregnant women – Ruth Fletcher

    Contesting the cruel treatment of pregnant women – Ruth Fletcher
    We are pleased to welcome this guest post from Dr. Ruth Fletcher of Queen Mary University of London. I want to respond to Máiréad Enright’s thoughtful call to discuss what happened in this recent case of abortion…
Rank this Week: 82

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: 40

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/
  • Aug 19

    Welcome, Class of 2017!

    Welcome, Class of 2017!
    The Law Library is happy to welcome the class of 2017 to the law school!  We’re excited that you’re here with us and want you to know that we’re here to help you throughout your legal education.  In addition to the…
  • Aug 18

    New Library Website

    New Library Website
    Today we’re happy to announce the launch of our new website!  A lot of hard work has gone into the new design, especially by our webmaster Laurie Urquiaga.  Please test it out and let us know if there’s anything you find…
  • Aug 14

    Goodbye, Galen

    Goodbye, Galen
    Tomorrow we say goodbye to our wonderful faculty services librarian, Galen Fletcher. Galen has been a fantastic colleague and someone whom our faculty, students, and all of us in the library have come to rely on for research and library…
Rank this Week: 190

I/P Updates

I/P Updates

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

http://ip-updates.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    46th Annual Corporate Patent Seminar

    46th Annual Corporate Patent Seminar
    Registration is now open for the 46th Annual Corporate Patent Seminar in Austin, Texas on November 14-16th. Past participants have included representatives from Procter & Gamble, Caterpillar, SC Johnson, Pfizer, Eli Lilly and others.
  • Jun 7

    Marking Not Required for Notice in Process or Method Claim

    Marking Not Required for Notice in Process or Method Claim
    In Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
  • Mar 3

    Fair Use Doctrine Under U.S. Copyright Law

    Fair Use Doctrine Under U.S. Copyright Law
    Authors rights under copyright law are subject to certain limitations, including the doctrine of “fair use” that was developed through a substantial number of court decisions over the years and has been codified in section 107 of …
Rank this Week: 654

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/
  • Aug 21

    BC Supreme Court Awards Damages for Cost of Medical Marijuana Program

    BC Supreme Court Awards Damages for Cost of Medical Marijuana Program
    With medical marijuana gaining more acceptance as a prescribed treatment for a variety of health conditions, costs associated with such treatments are receiving judicial consideration in personal injury litigation. In what is at least the…
  • Aug 21

    Adverse Inference Drawn Following Defendant’s Failure To Testify in Liability Trial

    Adverse Inference Drawn Following Defendant’s Failure To Testify in Liability Trial
    Where fault for a collision is disputed it is very unusual for one of the parties to fail to testify.  Absent a good explanation the Court is free to draw an ‘adverse inference’ meaning an assumption that the party would not…
  • Aug 20

    History of Violence Not Necessary For Dog Injury Claim To Succeed

    History of Violence Not Necessary For Dog Injury Claim To Succeed
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Chilliwack Registry, addressing liability when a dog leaves its owners property and causes harm to others. In today’s case (Gallant v. Slootweg) “the…
Rank this Week: 325

ICLEF Law Tips

ICLEF Law Tips

Covers legal information on a wide variety of timely topics. By the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum

http://iclef.org/category/blog/law-tips/
  • Aug 19

    Law Tips: The Problem of Financial Exploitation of the Elderly and Disabled

    Law Tips: The Problem of Financial Exploitation of the Elderly and Disabled
    Financial exploitation of the elderly and disabled has been called “the hidden epidemic.” Attorneys who represent the aged and disabled frequently encounter acts of financial exploitation. And attorneys must do what they can to…
  • Aug 5

    Law Tips: More Ways Technology Has Changed Employment Law

    Law Tips: More Ways Technology Has Changed Employment Law
    How has an employer’s obligation increased with speedier electronic reporting capabilities? Which side has the tactical advantage in electronic communication? What are the causes of action available to employees based on modern…
  • Aug 4

    5 Hot Tips On Trust Administration

    5 Hot Tips On Trust Administration
    If you are involved in trusts, this is your opportunity to brush up. I have five tips for you on trust administration from Ellen Deeter, a lawyer with extensive background in the area. Ms. Deeter spent most of the past 35 years working in…
Rank this Week: 668

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Jul 2

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014
    I was invited to deliver a keynote address at the ISCRAM Asia Conference 2014 held in Sri Lanka from 20 – 21 June 2014. My session was held at the University of Colombo’s School of Computing and was titled ‘The more the…
  • Jul 2

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014
    I was invited to deliver a keynote address at the ISCRAM Asia Conference 2014 held in Sri Lanka from 20 – 21 June 2014. My session was held at the University of Colombo’s School of Computing and was titled ‘The more the…
  • Jun 10

    Remixing Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ in Sri Lanka

    Remixing Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ in Sri Lanka
    Intrigued by the production of several geo-remixed (a term borrowed from Ethan Zuckerman) videos in Sri Lanka of Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ song, I penned an article for Groundviews. I submit, Happiness is clearly present and…
Rank this Week: 30

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/
  • Aug 21

    Fatal Crash EB SH200@59 Clark Fork (District 1)

    Fatal Crash EB SH200@59 Clark Fork (District 1)
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
  • Aug 21

    Semi Crash I90 / Pleasantview, PF (District 1)

    Semi Crash I90 / Pleasantview, PF (District 1)
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
  • Aug 21

    Semi Crash 4th of July Pass (Distrct 1)

    Semi Crash 4th of July Pass (Distrct 1)
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
Rank this Week: 111

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 277

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/
  • Jun 12

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap
    Almost everyone has heard of Kickstarter by now: it’s the premier place for a team with an idea and a plan to raise capital to fund almost any sort of product. However, your return on your investment is the product itself if you pay…
  • Jun 12

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?
    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on March 25th, 2014, on the Tenth Circuit Case Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius and the Third Circuit Case Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius; a ruling is expected in late June.[i] Hobby Lobby…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 242

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/
  • Aug 15

    McCormick Spices Recalls Oregano Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

    McCormick Spices Recalls Oregano Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
    Who doesn’t love the smell of spices simmering on the stove in a freshly made pasta sauce? Or the smell of Italian seasons wafting from the oven as a pizza bakes inside? The first bite of freshly made spices with an eclectic variety is…
  • Aug 14

    Amusement Park Attendees Trapped on Roller Coaster For Over Five Hour

    Amusement Park Attendees Trapped on Roller Coaster For Over Five Hour
    Imagine that you’ve done it. You’ve seen all of the commercials and heard all of the hype. You are finally going to face your fears. You travel to your nearest amusement park and get in line for that notorious crazy…
  • Aug 7

    Lawsuit Against Pepe’s in Chicago Echoes Precedent of Famous McDonald’s Coffee Lawsuit

    Lawsuit Against Pepe’s in Chicago Echoes Precedent of Famous McDonald’s Coffee Lawsuit
    The next time you order a hot beverage from your favorite fast food restaurant or coffee establishment, examine your cup for words cautioning you about the beverage you are going to consume being hot. In case you have never noticed these…
Rank this Week: 620

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/
  • Aug 22

    Keeping a Close Eye - The Need to Monitor Breathing Tube

    Keeping a Close Eye - The Need to Monitor Breathing Tube
    Some elderly and incapacitated resident patients of nursing homes and long-term care facilities have to use breathing tubes in order to aid their breathing and the oxygenation of their bodies and brains. Without the proper level of oxygen…
  • Aug 21

    Back to the Basics - Falls in Nursing Home

    Back to the Basics - Falls in Nursing Home
    Falls can happen anywhere and anytime to anyone. Yet the common stories we hear most about tend to be when our elderly or otherwise incapacitated loved ones suffer a fall, largely because of any incapacity. Such falls can lead to serious…
  • Aug 19

    Psychiatrist Suspended and Sued for Dangerous Use of Medication

    Psychiatrist Suspended and Sued for Dangerous Use of Medication
    One of the major issues we recently wrote about in the context of nursing homes and elder care has been the use of chemical restraints on residents. A problem has been the misuse and overuse of these medications, as well as the oscillating…
Rank this Week: 778

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/
  • Aug 20

    Food Rite Community Supermarket Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

    Food Rite Community Supermarket Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit
    Lee's Food Corp., doing business as Food Rite Community Super­market pays $10,500 to settle a gender discrimination lawsuit. The discrimination lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") after initial…
  • Aug 18

    Bertolini Corporation Settles Retaliation Lawsuit For $92,500

    Bertolini Corporation Settles Retaliation Lawsuit For $92,500
    Bertolini Corporation pays $92,500 to settle a retaliation lawsuit. The discrimination lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). The EEOC is tasked with investigating violations of the Title VII of the…
  • Aug 13

    Royal Tire, Inc. Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit For $182,500

    Royal Tire, Inc. Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit For $182,500
    Royal Tire, Inc. pays $182,500 to settle a gender discrimination lawsuit. The discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). According to published accounts, between January 2008 and June 2011, Royal…
Rank this Week: 387

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: 631

Immigration News Blog

Immigration News Blog

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

http://kolken.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 3

    The Untenable Cost Of Doing Nothing On Immigration Reform

    The Untenable Cost Of Doing Nothing On Immigration Reform
    The following was originally published on Fox News Latino:This past week House Democrats introduced a discharge petition, which if successful would force a vote on previously stalled immigration reform legislation. Most acknowledge that…
Rank this Week: 919

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 31

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/
Rank this Week: 850

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
  • Aug 22

    Thomas Jefferson in Paris – Pic of the Week

    Thomas Jefferson in Paris – Pic of the Week
    I was recently in Paris for my friends’ wedding and thought it might be a great opportunity to find something to photograph for a pic of the week.  I recalled that we previously posted a pic of the Bibliothèque…
  • Aug 21

    An Introduction to Congress.gov

    An Introduction to Congress.gov
    Barbara Bavis, Ashley Sundin, and I are happy to bring you an introduction to Congress.gov.  This video provides a brief explanation of how to use the new features in the latest release, such as accounts, saved searches,…
  • Aug 20

    An Interview with Colleen Hybl, Daly Topp, and Shannon Wang

    An Interview with Colleen Hybl, Daly Topp, and Shannon Wang
    This summer Jolande Goldberg and I had three talented women working with us on the Indigenous Law Portal: Colleen Hybl, Daly Topp, and Shannon Wang. These interns were part of the LC Knowledge Navigators Program Non-paid Internship…
Rank this Week: 459

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/
  • Jul 10

    Kudos to Jeff Carr

    Kudos to Jeff Carr
    Regular readers know that Jeff Carr, the General Counsel of FMC Technologies, is my mentor, my client and my friend.  Our relationship evolved in that order.  I am very proud of each of these steps in the growth of our personal…
  • Jul 7

    Focus on “shadow hours” misses the point of AFA

    Focus on “shadow hours” misses the point of AFA
    Aric Press of American Lawyer penned a terrific article, What the Rise of Pricing Officers Says About Big Law’s Future.  The article, reflecting the results of a recent survey, offers some great insights into the move to non-hourly…
  • Jun 23

    The Three P’s Shortchanges What’s Necessary to Bring Value To Client

    The Three P’s Shortchanges What’s Necessary to Bring Value To Client
    I ran across an interesting article in Attorney at Work, Trends in Legal Pricing and Project Management. The article reported on the recent P3 Conference offered by the Legal Marketing Association.  The three P’s are pricing,…
Rank this Week: 107

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Aug 19

    Exit, voice, and the privacy paradox

    Exit, voice, and the privacy paradox
    Christopher Hoofnagle writes for Medium, August 4, 2014 Privacy surveys find that individuals care about privacy, but any observer of social networks can find a great deal of profligate, ill-advised information sharing. 
  • Aug 19

    American exceptionism

    American exceptionism
    Jonathan Simon interviewed on This is Hell, August 2, 2014 “2014 is to mass incarceration what 1964 was to segregation – the year that it became totally discredited, but also ended up becoming the norm for American society.”
  • Aug 19

    Botox maker Allergan’s takeover defense speed bump

    Botox maker Allergan’s takeover defense speed bump
    Steven Davidoff Solomon and Peter J. Henning write for The New York Times, August 1, 2014 Allergan has taken a well-worn route to fight off a takeover bid from Valeant Pharmaceuticals and William A. Ackman’s hedge fund,…
Rank this Week: 37

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    A Radical Idea for Restructuring Corporate Board

    A Radical Idea for Restructuring Corporate Board
    Last week’s Schumpeter column in the Economist carries a provocative idea that involves a complete relook at the way boards of companies are structured and operated. It borrows a proposal from an article titled “Boards-R-Us:…
  • Aug 21

    Guest Post - Proposed Amendments to Arbitration Law: Part 1

    Guest Post - Proposed Amendments to Arbitration Law: Part 1
    [The following post is contributed by Prachi Narayan and Aditi Pal of Vinod Kothari & Company. They can be contacted respectively at prachi@vinodkothari.com and ringee@vinodkothari.com]IntroductionOn August 5, 2014, the Law Commission…
  • Aug 20

    "Make in India" frustrated by regulations "Made in India"

    "Make in India" frustrated by regulations "Made in India"
    The Delisting Regulations applicable in India have been controversial since inception.  Earlier this year, SEBI published a discussion paper seeking to review them.  This Blog commented on the discussion paper here.Earlier this…
Rank this Week: 625

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: 267

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/
  • Aug 18

    Shae v. Shae - Modification of Child Support Order

    Shae v. Shae - Modification of Child Support Order
    While child support guidelines in Indiana were modified nearly five years ago in order to promote fairness in family law proceedings, many parents still find themselves battling a system that is either forcing them to pay more than they can…
  • Aug 8

    In re: J.A.L. - Securing Elderly Guardianship in Indiana

    In re: J.A.L. - Securing Elderly Guardianship in Indiana
    Typically when our Highland family law attorneys talk about guardianship of an individual, we are speaking of children. However, as the population ages, with increasing frequency we are seeing individuals seeking guardianship of elderly…
  • Jul 22

    Frackman v. Enzor - Evidence of Substance Abuse, Mental Illness, a Material Change in Circumstance for Child Custody Case

    Frackman v. Enzor - Evidence of Substance Abuse, Mental Illness, a Material Change in Circumstance for Child Custody Case
    Modification of child custody orders in Indiana, as well as in many other states, typically requires evidence of some material change in circumstances. That is, something is substantially different to such an extent that reconsideration of…
Rank this Week: 918

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: 519

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/
Rank this Week: 745

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: 324

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/
  • May 25

    How to Tell if You’re Being Discriminated at Work

    How to Tell if You’re Being Discriminated at Work
    Discrimination at the workplace is no joke. However, it is not always easy to know whether discrimination is actually happening. Many times, victims of discrimination end up feeling as though they are simply being too sensitive, that the…
  • May 3

    Google Agrees to Stop Reading Student Emails After Privacy Lawsuit Filed in California

    Google Agrees to Stop Reading Student Emails After Privacy Lawsuit Filed in California
    Google has agreed to stop reading emails for millions of student GMail accounts after a lawsuit that was filed earlier this year.  Google had been scanning emails of more than 30 million underage students worldwide who used the…
  • Apr 29

    Live Nation and Insomniac Festivals Sued in New Class Action by Unpaid Volunteer

    Live Nation and Insomniac Festivals Sued in New Class Action by Unpaid Volunteer
    A class action lawsuit has been filed against Insomniac Entertainment and Live Nation Worldwide, Inc. alleging that wages were illegally withheld from “volunteers” of the companies’ music festivals, concerts and other…
Rank this Week: 785

Infinity Ranch

Infinity Ranch

Musings about the important things in life - law, politics, music, racing, soccer, etc.

http://infinityranch.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 3

    Los Endo

    Los Endo
    I've come to a conclusion.After more than six years and 3100 posts, I've decided that the Ranch has run its course. In short, this will be the last post I make here. I'll leave the blog itself up as an archive (and a collection of useful…
  • Dec 31

    You Aughta See . . .

    You Aughta See . . .
    While I wrote about music back in the days before blogs, I never really did the same with movies. It wasn't due to lack of interest. A lot of lonely weekends in law school led to my development into a film fanatic. Thanks to Netflix, I've…
  • Dec 30

    You Aughta Hear . . .

    You Aughta Hear . . .
    Back in the days before blogs, I wrote album reviews. Nothing all that substantive, just gut reactions to whatever passed through my world. Ever since I started this blog I've occasionally popped off about music. So it only seems natural,…
Rank this Week: 315

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: 554

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/
  • Aug 22

    CFPB Announces EClosing Pilot Participant

    CFPB Announces EClosing Pilot Participant
    On August 21, the CFPB announced the companies that have been selected to participate in its residential mortgage eClosing pilot program. The program is intended to explore how the increased use of technology during the mortgage closing…
  • Aug 22

    Federal, State Mortgage-Related Investigations Yield Largest Ever Civil Settlement

    Federal, State Mortgage-Related Investigations Yield Largest Ever Civil Settlement
    On August 21, the DOJ announced that a large financial institution agreed to resolve federal and state mortgage-related claims through what the DOJ characterized as the largest ever civil settlement with a single entity. The agreement…
  • Aug 22

    Deputy Comptroller Describes OCC’s SCRA, Consumer Compliance Focu

    Deputy Comptroller Describes OCC’s SCRA, Consumer Compliance Focu
    On August 18, in a speech to the Association of Military Banks of America, Deputy Comptroller for Compliance Policy Grovetta Gardineer described the OCC’s increasing supervisory and enforcement focus on SCRA compliance. Ms. Gardineer…
Rank this Week: 910

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. 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: 51

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: 121

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Aug 22

    Pay for performance trend impacts many GC

    Pay for performance trend impacts many GC
    Cynthia Lee Dow, an executive search consultant for Russell Reynolds Associates, where she heads up the legal and compliance practice for the United States, sys the pay for performance trend is one that is here to stay, especially for top…
  • Aug 20

    In-House Counsel Have Baggage?

    In-House Counsel Have Baggage?
    When in-house counsel leave a job, they’re not necessarily starting with a clean slate at their new employer.  Yes, in-house counsel can have baggage – as allegations in a recent case make clear: “What are the duties…
  • Aug 19

    Daimler’s solution for annoying out-of-office email: delete it

    Daimler’s solution for annoying out-of-office email: delete it
    Just in time for your August vacation – a solution to out-of-office email issues! If you could unplug the fax in the good old days, can’t you turn off the email? “The German automaker recently installed software that not…
Rank this Week: 187

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
  • Aug 22

    New York Man to be Released from Pennsylvania Prison

    New York Man to be Released from Pennsylvania Prison
    A New York man convicted of setting a fire at a religious retreat in the Poconos that claimed the life of his 20-year-old mentally ill daughter more than 25 years ago will walk out of prison today. Han Tak Lee's arson conviction was…
  • Aug 22

    Texas Exoneree Says Hold Prosecutors Accountable

    Texas Exoneree Says Hold Prosecutors Accountable
    Michael Morton (right) with Innocence Project Co-Director Barry Scheck at the 2012 Celebration of Freedom and Justice in New York. Three weeks ago, as covered by the Innocence Blog, the Marshall Project broke a story revealing new allegations…
  • Aug 21

    West Virgina Man Granted DNA Testing

    West Virgina Man Granted DNA Testing
    More than a year after a West Virginia man filed petitions for release with help from West Virginia Public Defenders and the West Virginia Innocence Project, a judge ruled in favor of new DNA testing. Joseph Lavigne, Jr. was convicted in 1996…
Rank this Week: 348

Inside Sarbanes Oxley

Inside Sarbanes Oxley

Covers Sarbanes-Oxley and compliance.

http://insidesarbanesoxley.com/
  • Sep 10

    Whistleblowing – What you need to know about the Dodd-Frank Act

    Whistleblowing – What you need to know about the Dodd-Frank Act
    If your organization isn’t already offering incentives to ferret out inappropriate behaviors, the new Dodd-Frank Act and whistleblowing rewards just might (and could make your company the next public spectacle). Deloitte’s…
  • May 26

    Internal Audit: The Continuous Conundrum

    Internal Audit: The Continuous Conundrum
    The department painstakingly went through its inventory of SOX controls to determine which ones could be assessed just by analyzing data in company systems. Then data-analytic scripts were written to allow exceptions to be found. Now, for…
  • May 26

    How to choose the right nonexecutive board leader

    How to choose the right nonexecutive board leader
    Ever since stock-listing requirements prompted many US companies to name an independent director to serve as the chairman, lead director, or presiding director of the board, these companies have been grappling with what, exactly, this board…
Rank this Week: 823

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
  • Jul 25

    HMRC increase the pressure to pay tax on time

    HMRC increase the pressure to pay tax on time
    Changes to legislation in recent years, some of which have only recently been introduced,  have enabled HMRC to take more aggressive steps to make sure that those who they believe should be paying tax, do indeed do so. Examples include…
  • Jul 18

    Liquidators, landlords and lease disclaimer: the business rates problem

    Liquidators, landlords and lease disclaimer: the business rates problem
    In the case of Schroder Exempt Property Unit Trust & Anor v Birmingham City Council [2014] EWHC 2207 (Admin), the landlord’s liability for business rates after the tenant’s liquidator disclaimed the lease was confirmed. The…
  • Jul 7

    HMRC Demands Security for PAYE/NIC from Employer

    HMRC Demands Security for PAYE/NIC from Employer
    HMRC are now sending out warning letters to employers advising them that their previous failure to pay PAYE and NIC on time could result in HMRC requiring them to give security in respect of PAYE/NIC if they do not pay the amounts currently…
Rank this Week: 912

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…
  • Aug 21

    Lehman Brothers' Unsecured Creditors to Get $4.6B Payout

    Lehman Brothers' Unsecured Creditors to Get $4.6B Payout
    Pension funds, former employees, investment firms, and banks with unsecured claims against Lehman Brothers Holdings are finally getting an initial payout of $4.6 billion. That’s about 71% of the unsecured claims against the…
  • Aug 19

    Securities Lawsuit Against BlackRock Accuses Firm of Charging Excessive Sub-Advisor Fee

    Securities Lawsuit Against BlackRock Accuses Firm of Charging Excessive Sub-Advisor Fee
    BlackRock Inc. (BLK) wants a judge to dismiss a securities lawsuit accusing the money manager of charging exorbitant fees and breaching its fiduciary duties. Lawyers for the firm argued that the claims have no merit in the U.S. District Court…
Rank this Week: 602

Insurance Company Patrol

Insurance Company Patrol

Features news about insurance companies, insurance professionals, and the way they treat policyholders.

http://www.insurancecompanypatrol.com/
  • Aug 14

    Insurer to Pay Civil Penalty After Multi-State Exam

    Insurer to Pay Civil Penalty After Multi-State Exam
    American Family Life Assurance Co. of Columbus will pay $1.6 million to settle market conduct claims by three states.   The Columbus, Ga.-based insurer will pay $700,000 each to Minnesota and Missouri, and $200,000 to Idaho. The penalty…
  • Aug 13

    Health Net to Pay Fine After Losing Member Record

    Health Net to Pay Fine After Losing Member Record
    Health Net of Connecticut Inc. will pay a $25,000 fine after admitting that it lost computer records for 24,000 members in the state.   The stipulation and consent order entered into between Health Net and the State of Connecticut…
  • Aug 6

    Chubb Group to Pay Fine in Missouri Over Market Conduct

    Chubb Group to Pay Fine in Missouri Over Market Conduct
    Chubb National Insurance Co. will pay a $68,000 fine after insurance regulators in Missouri levied charges of market misconduct against it and three sister companies.   The market conduct exam conducted by the Missouri Department of…
Rank this Week: 825

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: 118

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Has Medical Tourism Jumped the Shark?

    Has Medical Tourism Jumped the Shark?
    Over the years, we've written many times about medical tourism: from folks traveling to the US for treatments to folks who found better options abroad.But this, this boggles the mind:"The number of foreigners traveling to Switzerland to…
  • Aug 22

    Tax Form 1040(OY)

    Tax Form 1040(OY)
    Let's suppose that, against all odds, you've successfully navigated the 404Care.gov site and enrolled in an ObamaPlan. And let's further suppose that, against all odds again, you're deemed eligible for a subsidy.Now - and bear with me here -…
  • Aug 22

    Carefree, or Free to Care?

    Carefree, or Free to Care?
    Dr Rob Lamberts (whom we interviewed a few short years ago, when he dove into the concierge medicine pool) has a touching, sad but ultimately hopeful post on end of life care, and the compassion one can bring to the table:"Thank you, sir, for…
Rank this Week: 24