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Bankruptcy Blog

Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt management. By Allmand Law.

http://allmandlaw.com/bankruptcy-blog
  • Apr 23

    Kentucky Woman Facing Bankruptcy Fraud Charges Also Charged with Arson

    Kentucky Woman Facing Bankruptcy Fraud Charges Also Charged with Arson
    A woman indicted on bankruptcy fraud charges is also charged with intentionally setting a retail store on fire.  Debra Fowler Kessinger, 57, was recently indicted in connection with a fire that took place in 2011 in Warren Country…
  • Apr 22

    Today In Bankruptcy – 04-22-2014

    Today In Bankruptcy – 04-22-2014
    Bringing you the most up-to-date news, tips and blogs throughout the web. Here’s your Bankruptcy Update for April 22nd, 2014 Meet The Parents star Teri Polo files for bankruptcy  GM Asks Bankruptcy Court To Block…
  • Apr 22

    7 Significant Benefits of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    7 Significant Benefits of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a court-approved repayment plan that helps debtors manage debt obligations in 3 to 5 years.  Many debtors that feel overwhelmed with making monthly payments can have their obligations restructured so they are…
Rank this Week: 649

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 652

Election Law

Election Law

Covers election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiatives, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process. By Rick Hasen.

http://electionlawblog.org/
Rank this Week: 494

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Apr 23

    Best of the Web Today: First Among Equals - WSJ.com

    Best of the Web Today: First Among Equals - WSJ.com
    Clearest of all is Justice Antonin Scalia's concurrence in the judgment, joined by Justice Clarence Thomas. "It has come to this," Scalia begins portentously. "Called upon to explore the jurisprudential twilight zone between two errant lines…
  • Apr 23

    Raced-Based Preferences Forever | National Review Online

    Raced-Based Preferences Forever | National Review Online
    Supporters of affirmative action are now signaling similar weakness. What was called “racial quotas” in the 1970s and has been referred to as “affirmative action” since the 1990s is giving way to a new term:…
  • Apr 23

    A Saint, He Ain’t - NYTimes.com

    A Saint, He Ain’t - NYTimes.com
    John Paul may be a revolutionary figure in the history of the church, but a man who looked away in a moral crisis cannot be described as a saint. When the church elevates him, it is winking at the hell...
Rank this Week: 474

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Covers immigrant and non-immigrant visas, including H-1B visas. By Cornerstone Law Group.

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    May 2014 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    May 2014 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The new visa bulletin is out at this link: May 2014 Visa Bulletin Employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 is current for all countries, except India (November 15, 2004) and China (April 15,…
  • Apr 10

    H-1B Cap Met in a Quick 5 Day

    H-1B Cap Met in a Quick 5 Day
    This year’s H-1B cap was reached in a mere 5 days, a rate rapid enough to aggravate members of the Silicon Valley tech industry. The speed at which the cap was met indicates the great need for skilled foreign workers, especially…
  • Mar 3

    How to Update or Correct Your Immigration Record

    How to Update or Correct Your Immigration Record
    USCIS identifies 5 ways to update or correct immigration records, depending on which document must be changed. Employees should be aware of each of these ways, especially after the resolution of an E-Verify Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC).…
Rank this Week: 580

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Apr 23

    A Good Reason Not to Tattoo "MURDER" on Your Neck

    A Good Reason Not to Tattoo "MURDER" on Your Neck
    Can you guess? It's because such a tattoo might unduly influence a jury if you are, at some point, charged with murder. At least that was the argument made recently in Barton County, Kansas (Great Bend Tribune), by the…
  • Apr 21

    Sorry for the Down Time

    Sorry for the Down Time
    As you may or may not know, the TypePad service that hosts this blog is down. It apparently came under DDoS attack last week, and now the issue has something to do with the domain mapping. The words are…
  • Apr 19

    Fish Waved in Parliament

    Fish Waved in Parliament
    The parliament was Italy's, and the fish was reportedly a sea bass: If you want to know why he was waving it, here's the story, but I really think this is one where the waving of the fish (which…
Rank this Week: 672

Burn Injury Resource Center

Burn Injury Resource Center

Covers burn injury treatment and care, as well as the legal rights of burn injury victims. By Kramer & Pollack, LLP.

http://www.burn-injury-resource-center.com/
  • Apr 23

    Nosocomial Infections and Burns (Part II)

    Nosocomial Infections and Burns (Part II)
    Nosocomial infection also known as Hospital acquired infection (HAI) is an infection that the patient acquires when he/she is admitted to a hospital or a health care facility for any reason other than that infection. The infection should have…
  • Apr 17

    Nosocomial Infections and Burns (Part I)

    Nosocomial Infections and Burns (Part I)
    Nosocomial infection also known as Hospital acquired infection (HAI) is an infection that the patient acquires when he/she is admitted to a hospital or a health care facility for any reason other than that infection. The infection should have…
  • Mar 11

    Diabetic Patients with Feet Burn

    Diabetic Patients with Feet Burn
    Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that has many complications, among which is the effect of diabetes on the blood vessels leading to damage, narrowing and may lead to blockage of the blood vessels, leading to alteration of blood…
Rank this Week: 479

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys…

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys Blawg

Covers drug recalls, defective products, auto accidents, trucking accidents, settlements, safety tips, new laws and regulations.

http://thomasjhenrylaw.com/blawg/
  • Apr 23

    New Warnings for Epidural Steroid

    New Warnings for Epidural Steroid
    The FDA is ordering that injectable corticosteroids carry new warning labels detailing severe side effects including blindness, paralysis, stroke and death.
  • Apr 22

    Five Drugs Added to FDA Watch List

    Five Drugs Added to FDA Watch List
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has added five new drugs to its quarterly watch list due to quality concerns and potential safety issues.
  • Apr 22

    1 Dead in West Texas Oilfield Accident

    1 Dead in West Texas Oilfield Accident
    A man is dead following a an equipment-related accident at a West Texas drilling rig on Sunday. OSHA is investigating the incident.
Rank this Week: 549

Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

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

http://www.huntonlaborblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    President Obama Directs Department of Labor to Revise FLSA Overtime Exemption

    President Obama Directs Department of Labor to Revise FLSA Overtime Exemption
    During his most recent State of the Union Address on January 28, 2014, President Barack Obama stated that one of his top priorities in the coming year was to address what he described as “stagnant wages.”  More importantly,…
  • Apr 21

    Final Rules On Employer Coverage Mandate and 90-Day Waiting Period Requirement

    Final Rules On Employer Coverage Mandate and 90-Day Waiting Period Requirement
    IRS final regulations issued earlier this year provide guidance on compliance with the employer coverage mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including determining full-time status and offering coverage with minimum value. In…
  • Apr 17

    Top Ten Considerations in Offshore Outsourcing

    Top Ten Considerations in Offshore Outsourcing
    Jurisdiction   Jurisdiction may be the most important factor organizations should take into consideration when offshoring.  Some countries do not recognize certain U.S. legal doctrines, such as confidentiality agreements, and…
Rank this Week: 409

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Apr 23

    IRS Sets Adjusted Exclusion Amount

    IRS Sets Adjusted Exclusion Amount
    We recently reported on the fact that the budget agreement that was reached to stop the United States from going over the so-called “fiscal cliff” had some impact on the federal estate tax. The maximum rate of the tax went up from…
  • Apr 18

    President Proposes Estate Tax Increase

    President Proposes Estate Tax Increase
    We currently have a $5.25 million unified exclusion that applies to your estate and the taxable gifts that you have given throughout your life. The maximum rate of the estate tax and the gift tax at the present time is 40%. These parameters…
  • Apr 16

    Inheritance Tax Vs. Estate Tax

    Inheritance Tax Vs. Estate Tax
    A lot of people think that an estate tax and an inheritance tax are one and the same, but in fact they are two different things and we would like to clear up the distinctions here. The estate tax is levied on the entirety of the estate before…
Rank this Week: 753

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

Covers current antitrust news and regulatory developments. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 427

IT-Lex

IT-Lex

Technology law blog with eyes on eDiscovery, social media, data security and privacy, piracy and copyrights.

http://it-lex.org/
Rank this Week: 415

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Apr 23

    "Allergan Bid Charts New Territory in Takeovers"

    "Allergan Bid Charts New Territory in Takeovers"
    Typically insightful analysis by Steven Davidoff of the "Faustian" bargain between Valeant Pharmaceuticals and William Ackman’s hedge fund to make a $45.6 billion unsolicited offer for Allergan. One... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Apr 23

    If your CEO gets knighted, that's bad for shareholders but good for CSR

    If your CEO gets knighted, that's bad for shareholders but good for CSR
    Subject to the usual disclaimers about emirical work, Knighthoods, Damehoods, and CEO Behaviour (April 3, 2014), available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2420066, is a very interesting paper: This... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Apr 23

    Might the Second Circuit finally be willing to do something about the vagueness of insider trading law?

    Might the Second Circuit finally be willing to do something about the vagueness of insider trading law?
    Although Congress has mandated extremely draconian civil and criminal sanctions for insider trading, it has never seen fit to define what constitutes insider trading. Admittedly, insider trading is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 516

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

Covers Indian law and politics. By the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law.

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 23

    Black Ash Basket — EAB Conference 2014

    Black Ash Basket — EAB Conference 2014
    Black Ash Basket- EAB Conference 2014 “Sustaining Traditions” WHEN: October 30th, 2014 – THURSDAY 8:30am – 5:00pm EAB/Black Ash Conference 6:00pm – 9:00pm Basket Making, Working with Logs WHERE: BEST WESTERN PLUS…
  • Apr 23

    Nottawaseppi Huron Band Legal Dept. Seeks Law Student Workers (Summer and School Year)

    Nottawaseppi Huron Band Legal Dept. Seeks Law Student Workers (Summer and School Year)
    Here: Legal Intern Contact info: HR@nhbpi.com
  • Apr 23

    Final Notice of NNABA Survey

    Final Notice of NNABA Survey
    FINAL REMINDER: SURVEY CLOSING ON APRIL 30! PLEASE TAKE PART IN HISTORIC SURVEY BEFORE APRIL 30! The National Native American Bar Association (NNABA), in conjunction with the research and consulting firm Nextions, has embarked upon a…
Rank this Week: 417

Patient Safety Blog

Patient Safety Blog

Covers healthcare, disclosure, medical error, product safety, standard of care, surgery, and travel risks. By Patrick Malone.

http://www.protectpatientsblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Making the Most of Medicare’s Doctor Pay Report

    Making the Most of Medicare’s Doctor Pay Report
    Last week, we introduced readers to the new, searchable federal database (“How Much Did Your Doctor Make From Medicare?”) showing what doctors were paid in 2012 by Medicare. It’s an important new tool showing your tax…
  • Apr 21

    Cost of Drugs Depends on Where You Live

    Cost of Drugs Depends on Where You Live
    Now that the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or “Obamacare”) is in full force, insurers no longer can exclude you from coverage because of pre-existing conditions. And, under the act’s provisions, certain preventive services are…
  • Apr 20

    Choosing Wisely Campaign Protects Its Own

    Choosing Wisely Campaign Protects Its Own
    We’ve been champions of the Choosing Wisely campaign, an initiative by several medical specialties to call out procedures they advise doctors and patients to view with skepticism. But now it looks like there's a big "Not in My Back…
Rank this Week: 404

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse

Features nursing home abuse updates, articles and resources. By McIver Brown Law Firm.

http://www.nursinghomeabuse.net/blog/
  • Apr 23

    Three Families Involved in Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Case

    Three Families Involved in Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Case
    A nursing home in San Antonio is under fire after several senior citizens have come together to file a lawsuit against the facility. The Parklane West Healthcare Center in San Antonio Texas is being sued by three families whose…
  • Apr 23

    Man Found Guilty of Neglect in Elder Abuse Case

    Man Found Guilty of Neglect in Elder Abuse Case
    A 53-year old man has been found guilty of elder abuse and theft against a 66-year old man in Davis County, California. 53-year old James Mattos was working as the in-home caregiver for the developmentally disabled Cecil Wachholtz when…
  • Apr 14

    Daughter Charged with being Responsible for own Mother’s Death in Shocking California Elder Abuse Case

    Daughter Charged with being Responsible for own Mother’s Death in Shocking California Elder Abuse Case
    A woman has been charged with elder abuse against her own mother in a case that has shocked the community of Riverside, California. 58-year old Linda Maureen Raye from the county of San Bernardino was charged with murder and elder...Read…
Rank this Week: 796

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Covers Wisconsin estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration, real estate law, business organization, and individual income tax preparation. By Tesar Law Group, S.C.

http://blog.tesarlaw.com/
  • Apr 23

    Don't Let Long-Term Care Lapse!

    Don't Let Long-Term Care Lapse!
    Once you have determined the importance of long term care insurance and went through the effort of obtaining it, make sure you follow through with paying the premiums or risk losing the benefits altogether.
  • Apr 21

    Life Estate: One Way To Pass On The Family Home

    Life Estate: One Way To Pass On The Family Home
    Life estates can be a useful transfer tool to avoid the probate process.
  • Apr 18

    Consider Gifting Your IRA To Your Grandchildren

    Consider Gifting Your IRA To Your Grandchildren
    IRAs can be a very powerful estate planning tool that can pass to generations with deferred tax implications, however be sure to carefully evaluate all the options, advantages and disadvantages before simply naming a beneficiary.
Rank this Week: 558

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation…

Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Blog

Covers worker's compensation and Social Security litigation. By Martin LLC.

http://www.paworkinjury.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    What Employers Can Learn from SeaWorld's Killer Whale Case

    What Employers Can Learn from SeaWorld's Killer Whale Case
    Certain occupations, from construction workers to policemen, come with a certain amount of risk. That's why it's sometimes difficult to win worker's compensation suits. The employer uses the inherent dangers of the job as a defense. After…
  • Apr 14

    Company: Fatal Pennsylvania oven explosion caused by human error

    Company: Fatal Pennsylvania oven explosion caused by human error
    Human error was to blame for an explosion that killed one worker and seriously injured another in Pennsylvania this year, according to the results of a company investigation released earlier this month. The accident happened when an…
  • Apr 9

    The Pennsylvania Turnpike has a message for drivers: slow down.

    The Pennsylvania Turnpike has a message for drivers: slow down.
    The Pennsylvania Turnpike is asking drivers to slow down and help keep workers safe. The message comes during National Work-Zone Awareness Week, when road safety officials nationwide raise attention for worker safety on the nation’s…
Rank this Week: 695

The Chicago Bicycle Advocate

The Chicago Bicycle Advocate

Covers bicycle defects, accidents and laws. By Brendan H. Kevenides.

http://www.mybikeadvocate.com/
  • Apr 23

    Husband, Father Of Two Killed Riding Bicycle To Work By Driver Who May Have Disobeyed Stop Sign

    Husband, Father Of Two Killed Riding Bicycle To Work By Driver Who May Have Disobeyed Stop Sign
    Efrain Diaz-Torres with his two childrenCourtesy ABC 7 NewsWhen the weather was nice Efrain Diaz-Torres road his bicycle to work so his wife and two small children could use the car, family friend Joanie Recchia told ABC 7 News.…
  • Apr 22

    Man Riding His Bicycle Struck And Killed By Van Driver In Roselle

    Man Riding His Bicycle Struck And Killed By Van Driver In Roselle
    Courtesy ABC 7 ChicagoThe driver of a white utility van struck and killed a man in his 40s riding his bicycle in Roselle this morning. The fatal collision occurred on South Roselle Road, near the intersection with Rosemont Avenue shortly…
  • Apr 21

    A Complete Streets Posterboy

    A Complete Streets Posterboy
    A lack of complete streets requires the elderly to just make do.Photo by Jim Freemanby Jim FreemanI spent Easter weekend with my family in southern Missouri.  My sister lives in Nixa, Missouri, which is about 5 miles south of Springfield…
Rank this Week: 381

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Edited by Murat C. Mungan, David Gamage, Eric Rasmusen, Ben Depoorter, Gerrit de Geest, Shi-Ling Hsu, Manuel A. Utset, Jr., Brian Galle and Yuval Feldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_econ/
  • Apr 23

    Paroline v. US: Restitution to Victims of Child Porn from Views of It

    Paroline v. US: Restitution to Victims of Child Porn from Views of It
    I haven't had time to read it, but Paroline v. US, which came out today, is an interesting and hard case about causation and burdens of proof. Paroline illegally possessed a pornographic image of Victim as a child. A statute...
  • Apr 21

    Successor Liability

    Successor Liability
    I'm on a bankruptcy email list that's lately had some interesting discussion of the liability of the new General Motors for torts caused by the old General Motors before bankruptcy but not known at the time to the victims. What...
  • Apr 17

    How Much Should Government Profit from Student Loans?

    How Much Should Government Profit from Student Loans?
    Slate’s Jordan Weissman has an interesting story on CBO’s projections for the profitability of the three main federal direct student lending programs. The projections are reasonably big -- about $15 billion per year, of which $12 billion…
Rank this Week: 712

Start Fresh Today Bankruptcy Blog

Start Fresh Today Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy fiilng, bankruptcy means test, student loans, credit counseling, and debtor education.

http://blog.startfreshtoday.com/blog
  • Apr 23

    Start Fresh Today's Top 10 Money Saving Tips!

    Start Fresh Today's Top 10 Money Saving Tips!
    Welcome to part 3 of Start Fresh Today’s  Spring Blog Challenge! Our goal is to provide as much informative, interesting content as possible to guide our readers through the bankruptcy process, via posts containing information…
  • Apr 18

    How to Make the Most Out of Your NACBA Experience

    How to Make the Most Out of Your NACBA Experience
    After months of looking forward to the 22nd Annual National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Convention (NACBA) in NYC, the weekend has just come and gone. So did you get the most you could out of this informative and fun-packed weekend?…
  • Apr 16

    Do I Need Social Media To Enhance My Bankruptcy Firm’s Online Presence?

    Do I Need Social Media To Enhance My Bankruptcy Firm’s Online Presence?
    Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus, YouTube…Social Media is taking the world by storm. It is now the top Internet activity, even trumping email. Defined by Wikipedia as “the interaction among people in which they…
Rank this Week: 364

Cady Bar the Door

Cady Bar the Door

Provides insight and commentary on SEC enforcement actions. By Brooks Pierce.

http://www.secmiscellany.com
  • Apr 23

    Texas Court of Appeals Has Put Some FCPA Internal Investigations in an Awkward Spot

    Texas Court of Appeals Has Put Some FCPA Internal Investigations in an Awkward Spot
    Given that this case was decided last summer, I can’t quite put the headline in the present tense.  I’m slow to the draw on it, but I think it’s important.  Last July, in Writt v. Shell Oil Co., 409 S.W.3d 59 (Tex.…
  • Apr 17

    SEC Says the Cyber Police Are Coming

    SEC Says the Cyber Police Are Coming
    Pretty soon we’ll all be data privacy lawyers.  The SEC is certainly doing its part to ensure that comes to pass.  Earlier this year the SEC’s Office of Compliance, Inspections, and Examinations announced that its 2014…
  • Apr 10

    Give Me That Old-Time Insider Trading

    Give Me That Old-Time Insider Trading
    Recently I had a question that required me to review Don Langevoort’s comprehensive insider trading treatise.  It got me thinking about the roots of insider trading law.  Specifically, the pre-SEC, pre-10b-5 insider trading…
Rank this Week: 754

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Jacksonville criminal law and criminal defense issues. By The Mussallem Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 529

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Newman & Associates.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Apr 23

    Amedisys Home Health pays $150 million settling Medicare Fraud suit

    Amedisys Home Health pays $150 million settling Medicare Fraud suit
      Amedisys Inc. and its affiliates (Amedisys) have agreed to pay $150 million to the federal government to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by submitting false home healthcare billings to the Medicare program,…
  • Apr 23

    UCLA pays surgeon $10 million in whistleblower retaliation case

    UCLA pays surgeon $10 million in whistleblower retaliation case
    The University of California has agreed to pay $10 million to its former Chairman of Orthopedic surgery Department, who asserted that the renowned medical school let doctors accept industry payments which may have compromised patient care.…
  • Apr 22

    Judges consider definition of insider trading in major case

    Judges consider definition of insider trading in major case
      The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York heard arguments in the case of  a former portfolio manager at the hedge fund is deciding whether recipients of non-public information can be found guilty of insider trading…
Rank this Week: 607

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Apr 23

    TelexFree Trustee Says "Compelling Evidence of Fraud," Seeks Appointment Of Independent Trustee

    TelexFree Trustee Says "Compelling Evidence of Fraud," Seeks Appointment Of Independent Trustee
     Given the facts alleged in the SEC Case, TelexFree appears to be engaged in a classic Ponzi scheme. - Tracy Hope Davis, U.S. Trustee  The United States trustee overseeing the bankruptcy cases of TelexFree, LLC, TelexFree,…
  • Apr 22

    TelexFree Seeks Six-Week Extension To File Financial Information

    TelexFree Seeks Six-Week Extension To File Financial Information
    Attorneys for TelexFree have filed a motion seeking court approval for a six-week extension to provide the required supplements to their bankruptcy filing, including financial disclosure statements, summaries of assets, and lists of…
  • Apr 21

    Zeek Receiver Slams Lawyers' Efforts To Redirect Claim Distribution

    Zeek Receiver Slams Lawyers' Efforts To Redirect Claim Distribution
    The court-appointed receiver overseeing efforts to recover funds for victims of the $600 million ZeekRewards Ponzi scheme has again reserved strong words for efforts by certain victims' lawyers to have distributions sent to their law offices,…
Rank this Week: 463

Law Library Letter

Law Library Letter

Summaries of recent Wyoming Supreme Court decisions and law library information. From the Wyoming State Law Library.

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

    Summary 2014 WY 54

    Summary 2014 WY 54
    Summary of Decision April 23, 2014Justice Fox delivered the opinion for the Court. Reversed and remanded.Case Name: GREGORY MATTHEWS v. THE STATE OF WYOMINGDocket Number: S-13-0160URL: http://www.courts.state.wy.us/Opinions.aspxOriginal…
  • Apr 23

    Summary 2014 WY 53

    Summary 2014 WY 53
    Summary of Decision April 23, 2014Justice Hill delivered the opinion of the Court. Affirmed.Case Name: RENE VARGAS v. THE STATE OF WYOMINGDocket Number: S-13-0084URL: http://www.courts.state.wy.us/Opinions.aspxAppeal from the District Court…
  • Apr 23

    Summary 2014 WY 52

    Summary 2014 WY 52
    Justice Davis delivered the opinion of the Court. Affirmed in part and Reversed in part. Case Name: WILLIAM E. MECKEM, individually; LORRAINE W. MECKEM, individually; and DUBOIS HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, INC., a Wyoming corporation v.…
Rank this Week: 385

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Covers developments in privacy law. By David T.S. Fraser.

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Apr 23

    Cyberbullying legislation and freedom of expression

    Cyberbullying legislation and freedom of expression
    I was invited to lead a discussion at the Canadian Centre for Ethics and Public Affairs on Nova Scotia's cyberbullying legislation and its impact on freedom of expression. It was part of their "everyday ethics" series. Though it was much more…
  • Apr 14

    Sensitive mental health info goes into police databases, shared with US government

    Sensitive mental health info goes into police databases, shared with US government
    The Information and Privacy Commissioner has released her investigation report to allegations that Ontario police are routinely inputting sensitive mental health information into national police databases, which are not only accessible to all…
  • Apr 8

    Updates to Canadian federal privacy law tabled in the Senate

    Updates to Canadian federal privacy law tabled in the Senate
    As expected, the government has tabled amendments to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, but this time in the Senate as Senate Government Bill - S-4. The highlights are breach notification and an exception to the…
Rank this Week: 437

Switchboard

Switchboard

Covers global warming, energy and climate issues, pollution and oil dependence. From the Natural Resources Defense Council.

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
  • Apr 23

    "I see the green Earth and I want to..."

    "I see the green Earth and I want to..."
    Robert Friedman, Youth Engagement Coordinator, New York City: Paint it black?! Some people take the air we breathe and the water we drink for granted. They're willing to go to the ends of the Earth searching for new, extreme…
  • Apr 23

    The many benefits of street trees and urban greenery (excerpted from People Habitat)

    The many benefits of street trees and urban greenery (excerpted from People Habitat)
    Kaid Benfield, Special Counsel for Urban Solutions, Washington, DC:   We humans have an intrinsic emotional need to connect with nature.  The eminent biologist E. O. Wilson first called this need…
  • Apr 23

    How does your community rank on health and environment?

    How does your community rank on health and environment?
    Ramya Sivasubramanian, Staff Attorney, Environmental Justice, Santa Monica, California: Want to know how your community stacks up on exposure and vulnerability to environmental and health burdens? If you live in California,…
Rank this Week: 801

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Covers listing decisions, critical habitats and endangered species litigation. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Apr 23

    Calling on The "God Squad"

    Calling on The "God Squad"
    As reported by Kristi Pihl of the Tri-City Herald earlier this week, the Columbia-Snake Irrigators Association has requested that the Governors of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho proceed through the "God Squad" process under the…
  • Apr 18

    En Banc Ninth Circuit Holds ESA Consultation Requirement Applies to Renewal of Long-Term Water Contract

    En Banc Ninth Circuit Holds ESA Consultation Requirement Applies to Renewal of Long-Term Water Contract
    In a unanimous decision, eleven active judges on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the duty to consult under section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) when a federal agency action may affect a listed…
  • Apr 17

    California Fish and Game Commission Delays Listing Decision for Gray Wolf

    California Fish and Game Commission Delays Listing Decision for Gray Wolf
     The Los Angeles Times reports that the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) unanimously voted to postpone a decision on whether to list the gray wolf (Canis lupus) under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). As we…
Rank this Week: 473

Law Librarians

Law Librarians

By Mark Giangrande and Joe Hodnicki.

http://llb2.com/
Rank this Week: 590

AZ Attorney

AZ Attorney

Covers law practice in the desert Southwest. By Tim Eigo, the editor of Arizona Attorney magazine, which is the monthly publication of the State Bar of Arizona.

http://azatty.wordpress.com
  • Apr 23

    Movies, more mark 2014 World Intellectual Property Day celebration

    Movies, more mark 2014 World Intellectual Property Day celebration
    Time flies: It’s already World Intellectual Property Day. I may be the last to know; you’ve probably been preparing for weeks for today’s celebration. But if you’re still unsure what all the hubbub is about, the…
  • Apr 22

    Writing about controversial topics in a member magazine

    Writing about controversial topics in a member magazine
    In March, I had the opportunity to present at the American Bar Association on the topic of association presidents’ messages—typically magazine or newsletter columns penned by the attorney who helms the bar association for a…
  • Apr 21

    Human trafficking event offers lawyer training, credit

    Human trafficking event offers lawyer training, credit
    A unique opportunity presents itself to attorneys this Friday and Saturday—the free chance to learn about human trafficking and perhaps to get some credit doing it. The April 25-26 event will be staged by Project Always, a nonprofit…
Rank this Week: 375

State Bar of Texas Blog

State Bar of Texas Blog

Features Texas lawyers and legal professionals. By the State Bar of Texas.

http://blog.texasbar.com/
  • Apr 23

    Houston Bar to celebrate Law Day with extended LegalLine hours, community service program

    Houston Bar to celebrate Law Day with extended LegalLine hours, community service program
    The Houston Bar Association announced Wednesday it will offer extended hours for its free legal advice program, LegalLine, and sponsor public education programs in honor of Law Day, a national holiday recognizing the rule of law.  The…
  • Apr 22

    Sixth Annual Atticus Finch Day scheduled for May 2 in Bryan

    Sixth Annual Atticus Finch Day scheduled for May 2 in Bryan
    What is so special about Atticus Finch? He’s a fictional man who existed as little more than a figment of author Harper Lee’s imagination (unless you count actor Gregory Peck, who played Finch in the 1962 film adaptation of To…
  • Apr 22

    Dallas Bar to honor local judiciary at Law Day Luncheon

    Dallas Bar to honor local judiciary at Law Day Luncheon
    Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will speak to nearly 250 Dallas-area judges and lawyers as the Dallas Bar Association celebrates Law Day, the association announced Tuesday.  The keynote…
Rank this Week: 726

Civilian's Guide to Lawyers

Civilian's Guide to Lawyers

Covers legal fees, malpractice, ethics, lawyer selection, and current legal events. By John Toothman.

http://blog.civiliansguidetolawyers.com/
  • Apr 23

    Curve Ball: Beware of legal fee pitches from lawyer

    Curve Ball: Beware of legal fee pitches from lawyer
    We’ve worked with legal fee issues with many lawyers and law firms for more than 20 years now.  While you would think that lawyers understand how legal fees work and the issues they can raise, they often do not know ……
  • Apr 23

    Clients Uncovered: No insurance money for jailed lawyer’s client

    Clients Uncovered: No insurance money for jailed lawyer’s client
    Clients tend to make some assumptions about lawyers, including the assumption that lawyers are wealthy and carry lots of insurance from which clients can recover if the lawyer steals, overbills them, or commits malpractice. Unfortunately,…
  • Apr 13

    Blame the Help: Law firm escapes sanctions thanks to associate’s tragedy

    Blame the Help: Law firm escapes sanctions thanks to associate’s tragedy
    In theory, a law firm is responsible for all the actions (and omissions) of all its lawyers, all its staff, and even its temps and contract staff (lawyers, paralegals, or whatever).  And, also in theory, the client is bound by ……
Rank this Week: 761

The United States Agricultural…

The United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog

Covers agricultural law and policy news. By the American Agricultural Law Association.

http://www.agandfoodlaw.com/
  • Apr 23

    Corps Approves Irrigation Permits in Washington

    Corps Approves Irrigation Permits in Washington
    April 23, 2014The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently approved permits for all but the largest orchards near Wenatchee, WA to receive irrigation water from the Columbia River, according to a Capital Press article available here.The…
  • Apr 23

    USDA Approves Dow GE Soybean

    USDA Approves Dow GE Soybean
    Posted April 23, 2014USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently announced its approval of nonregulated status for Dow AgroScience’s soybean genetically engineered (GE) for insect resistance, according to an…
  • Apr 23

    Grassley Voices Concerns over EPA’s Methane Reduction Plan

    Grassley Voices Concerns over EPA’s Methane Reduction Plan
    Posted April 23, 2014Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) voiced his concern about how the Obama administration’s methane-reduction efforts would affect dairy farms in a letter available here.  The Hill reported on the story here.The…
Rank this Week: 763

Attorney Client Match Blog

Attorney Client Match Blog

Covers personal injury, workers compensation and medical malpractice news. By Robert N. Katz.

http://blog.attorneyclientmatch.com/
  • Apr 23

    Texting While Driving Ban Not Enough to Deter Car Accidents Stemming from Texting While Driving

    Texting While Driving Ban Not Enough to Deter Car Accidents Stemming from Texting While Driving
    Despite the fairly recent spate of Georgia laws banning texting while driving, as well as an accompanying push by mainstream media to educate consumers nationwide, motorists continue to regularly engage in the practice-- either because they…
  • Apr 8

    Deadly Georgia Hit-and-Run Car Accident Claims Toddler's Life

    Deadly Georgia Hit-and-Run Car Accident Claims Toddler's Life
    The hunt continues for the driver of a white, late model pickup truck in Georgia. Officials say the motorist is responsible for callously striking two young children in DeKalb County Saturday afternoon as they waited on the sidewalk, near the…
  • Mar 31

    Driving While Drowsy to Blame for Thousands of Car Accidents Every Year

    Driving While Drowsy to Blame for Thousands of Car Accidents Every Year
    In recent years, many states, including the state of Georgia, have placed an even greater emphasis on the importance of curbing instances of distracted and drunken driving. Millions of dollars have spent on ad campaigns designed to directly…
Rank this Week: 378

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP…

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP Personal Injury Blog

Covers personal injury topics like auto accidents, truck accidents, and even gas drilling injuries in Pennsylvania.

http://www.dlplaw.com/category/dlp-law/
Rank this Week: 559

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

Covers consumer bankruptcy laws in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. By Doug Beaton.

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • Apr 23

    Massachusetts redraws the bankruptcy court map

    Massachusetts redraws the bankruptcy court map
    The United States Bankruptcy Court announced that as of May 1, 2014 residents of seven Boston suburbs will henceforth file their cases at the courthouse in Worcester. The affected municipalities are ASHLAND, FRAMINGHAM, HOLLISTON, BELLINGHAM,…
  • Apr 22

    Strict rule on bankruptcy credit counseling

    Strict rule on bankruptcy credit counseling
    A debtor in New Hampshire had his case thrown out of court for not taking a credit counseling course — even though he had completed the course twice! The seemingly baffling result is due to the exacting requirement of bankruptcy code…
  • Apr 21

    Bankruptcy fees set to rise in June

    Bankruptcy fees set to rise in June
    It’s not the best news for people thinking of going bankrupt, but starting on June 1, 2014, the fees required to file a case are going up by $29 across the board. Here are the new amounts: Chapter 7 bankruptcy: $335 (up from $ 306);…
Rank this Week: 540

ADR Times

ADR Times

Covers alternative dispute resolution issues.

http://www.adrtimes.com/
  • Apr 23

    Seeing Is Better than Hearing (or Listening!)

    Seeing Is Better than Hearing (or Listening!)
    Last week, I posted a blog about the difference between "hearing" and "listening" and how the latter is intimately connected to "active listening".  Well, it appears that while hearing and listening helps in everyday life, our senses…
  • Apr 22

    New Name Needed

    New Name Needed
    Lots of ideas have been floating around for awhile describing new ways to practice law in light of the rise of alternative dispute resolution and the vanishing trial. These ideas revolve around finding a more cooperative, negotiated…
  • Apr 21

    Arbitration Clauses Survive Their Contracts 99% Of The Time

    Arbitration Clauses Survive Their Contracts 99% Of The Time
    The Sixth Circuit recently answered a question I get asked regularly: does an arbitration clause survive the termination of the contract containing it?  I usually say yes, and thankfully the Sixth Circuit backed me up.
Rank this Week: 434

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

Covers bankruptcy and tax. By Pew Law Center, PLLC.

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 23

    Simple Finance Facts To Live By

    Simple Finance Facts To Live By
    For most of us we float by each month earning checks and making payments without ever really taking notice of our current financial state or progress towards goals until something big happens. For some that big event is financial hardship…
  • Apr 21

    Common Bankruptcy Challenge

    Common Bankruptcy Challenge
    If you are considering filing for bankruptcy, you may be wondering if the process is difficult and what you can expect. The good news is that the process is outlined in a way to be as simple as possible, but there are some challenges that…
  • Apr 18

    Tips For When You Owe Taxe

    Tips For When You Owe Taxe
    If you completed your tax return earlier this year and found out that you owe taxes, don’t worry. Sure owing the IRS sounds scary, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, there are several things you can do to help cover your tax…
Rank this Week: 379

Chicago Illinois Car Accident…

Chicago Illinois Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, pedestrian accidents, and other personal injury news. By Elman Law Group.

http://www.chicagoillinoiscaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Fatal Chicago Collision Involving Van And CTA Bu

    Fatal Chicago Collision Involving Van And CTA Bu
    There was a fatal accident early this morning (April 23, 2014) in Chicago's Calumet Heights neighborhood. The accident involved a collision between a van and a CTA bus. According to the Chicago Police Department, the fatal collision…
  • Apr 21

    Fatal Hit & Run Accident In Chicago's Austin Neighborhood

    Fatal Hit & Run Accident In Chicago's Austin Neighborhood
    There was a fatal hit & run accident Sunday night (April 20, 2014) in Chicago's Austin neighborhood. The fatal accident happened at approximately 9:40 p.m., when a 67-year-old woman was crossing North Avenue at Luna. She was struck by a…
  • Apr 18

    Court Denies Effort To Force Recalled Cars To Be Parked

    Court Denies Effort To Force Recalled Cars To Be Parked
    There has been a new development concerning the GM cars that have been recalled due to faulty ignition switches. (previous posts concerning the recall of GM cars with faulty ignition switches can be seen in the March 23 post titled "GM's…
Rank this Week: 466

Law and Magic Blog

Law and Magic Blog

Discusses the intersection of law and magic, religion, pseudoscience, paranormal, and science.

http://lpcprof.typepad.com/law_and_magic_blog/
  • Apr 23

    The Constitution and Law and Zombie

    The Constitution and Law and Zombie
    Oh, too good to pass up. Although it's probably not a good idea to pass up zombies, or pass by zombies, if you see them on a road, or walking toward you, or anywhere in your vicinity. See Dawn of...
  • Apr 10

    War, Warriors, Magic, and Religion

    War, Warriors, Magic, and Religion
    Of interest: a series of articles on war magic and warrior religion in the journal Social Analysis (vol. 58, Spring 2014), in an issue called War Magic and Warrior Religion: Sorcery, Cognition, and Embodiment. Here's the list. Farrer, D.…
  • Apr 1

    Harry Potter and Economic

    Harry Potter and Economic
    Here's a paper on Harry Potter and economics. Not exactly law and magic, but there is a link between economics and law, since governments attempt to regulate the market to a greater or lesser extent. Darwyyn Deyo, George Mason University,...
Rank this Week: 738

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

Covers North Carolina contract and tort law. By Maginnis Law.

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Apr 23

    NORTH CAROLINA DOG BITE ATTORNEYS | ANIMAL ATTACK INJURY LAWYERS

    NORTH CAROLINA DOG BITE ATTORNEYS | ANIMAL ATTACK INJURY LAWYERS
    Attacks by domestic dogs, such as Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, and other known aggressive breeds can cause awful injuries.  In many cases, serious dog bites can leave long lasting, permanent scars and disfigurement.  If these injuries…
  • Apr 13

    Off Duty, On Duty, and On-Call — Apex Employee Wages Lawyer

    Off Duty, On Duty, and On-Call — Apex Employee Wages Lawyer
    Employees are entitled to compensation when “on duty.” This can be difficult to define since employees can be “on duty” if when inactive. For example, truck drivers who have to wait near the job site for goods to be…
  • Apr 12

    Compensation for Travel Time — North Carolina Employee Wages Attorney

    Compensation for Travel Time — North Carolina Employee Wages Attorney
    The Portal-to-Portal Act provides that “walking, riding, or traveling to and from the actual place of performance of the principal activity or activities which such employee is employed to perform” is not included in the minimum…
Rank this Week: 383

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blog

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers traffic stops and DUI defense. By Gullberg & Box, LLC.

http://www.illinoisduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 23

    WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO KNOWINGLY POSSESS?

    WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO KNOWINGLY POSSESS?
    The Cannabis Control Act states, "It is unlawful for any person to knowingly possess cannabis" (720 ILCS 550/4). The Illinois Controlled Substances Act states, "Except as otherwise stated by this act, it is unlawful for any person to…
  • Mar 25

    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CANNABIS CHARGES AND PENALTIES

    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CANNABIS CHARGES AND PENALTIES
    The penalties and fines for possession, distribution, growing, and driving under the influence (DUI) of cannabis span a range from probation to 30 years in prison. When you are charged with any crime relating to cannabis, you should consult…
  • Oct 8

    RECKLESS DRIVING GUIDE FOR DUI AND TRAFFIC LAW PRACTITIONERS IN ILLINOIS

    RECKLESS DRIVING GUIDE FOR DUI AND TRAFFIC LAW PRACTITIONERS IN ILLINOIS
    You are prepared to try your client's DUI case. You are looking forward to the trial because you've got a good case and you are confident of a not guilty verdict. Suddenly, the State offers a plea to dismiss the DUI if your client pleads…
Rank this Week: 686

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Apr 23

    UAW drops challenge to VW election, pushes for congressional inquiry into political “threats”

    UAW drops challenge to VW election, pushes for congressional inquiry into political “threats”
    By Pamela Wolf, J.D, In a surprising move on Monday, April 21, the UAW announced that it is withdrawing its NLRB objections challenging the controversial election held at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee in February. The UAW was…
  • Apr 23

    Connecticut law preempted by FLSA; employee not entitled to compensation for commuting time

    Connecticut law preempted by FLSA; employee not entitled to compensation for commuting time
    By Ronald Miller, J.D. Because state regulations (Regs. Conn. State Agencies Sec. 31-60-10) as applied to the facts of this case conferred lesser benefits on employees than those afforded by the FLSA, the Connecticut Supreme Court concluded…
  • Apr 22

    Mississippi puts three more nails in the union coffin

    Mississippi puts three more nails in the union coffin
    By Pamela Wolf, J.D. On Wednesday, April 16, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant gave his stamp of approval to three new bills that will presumably shore up Mississippi’s status as a right-to-work state. “Mississippi has some of the…
Rank this Week: 582

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
Rank this Week: 387