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Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer…

Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

By the Law Office Of Thomas G. Lewellyn.

http://www.oaklandpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 5

    California Car Owners Deserve Honesty from Volkswagen

    California Car Owners Deserve Honesty from Volkswagen
    This week it was revealed that Volkswagen failed to report at least one death and three injuries involving it's vehicles to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA maintains a database of vehicle defects that lead to…
  • Nov 5

    California Car Owners Deserve Honesty from Volkswagen

    California Car Owners Deserve Honesty from Volkswagen
    This week it was revealed that Volkswagen failed to report at least one death and three injuries involving it’s vehicles to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA maintains a database of vehicle defects that lead…
  • Nov 3

    California Consumers -- Beware of Arbitration Clause

    California Consumers -- Beware of Arbitration Clause
    An interesting expose in the New York Times about arbitration has sparked a lot of interest. KQED's radio program Forum, featured one of the authors and provided a lively discussion from the audience. Arbitration clauses are now commonly…
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Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

Covers boating safety and laws. By Dwayne Clark and Kristen Watson.

http://lawboat.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 3

    El Faro

    El Faro
    ELEUTHERA, Bahamas — The U.S. Coast Guard resumed its search early Saturday across Bahamian waters for a disabled cargo ship with 33 crewmembers, including 28 Americans, that lost contact during Hurricane Joaquin, which was moving away…
  • Oct 3

    Lost at sea: Ship with 33 people missing in Hurricane Joaquin _ EL Faro

    Lost at sea: Ship with 33 people missing in Hurricane Joaquin _ EL Faro
    (CNN)For more than 36 hours, there's been no word from, and no sign of, the U.S.-flagged container ship El Faro. That means no news on what's happened to the 28 Americans and five Poles aboard, faced with the full fury of Hurricane Joaquin…
  • Oct 3

    EL FARO _ lost at sea _ Hurrican Joaquin

    EL FARO _ lost at sea _ Hurrican Joaquin
    http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/02/us/hurricane-joaquin/ The EL Faro has been missing for days.  We remain hopeful the Coast Guard finds the crew today. Dwayne Clark Jacksonville Florida Maritime Lawyer
Rank this Week: 361

Alabama Divorce & Family Law…

Alabama Divorce & Family Law Attorney Blog

Covers Alabama divorce and family law issues. By Steven D. Eversole.

http://www.birminghamdivorceblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Frozen Embryos Following a Divorce

    Frozen Embryos Following a Divorce
    These days, it is fairly common for a couple to go to a fertility clinic to create a series of fertile embryos, so they can be frozen and stored for future use. A recent article from NPR discusses this situation and how it can create problems…
  • Sep 14

    Study Shows Women More Likely to File for Divorce Than Men

    Study Shows Women More Likely to File for Divorce Than Men
    According to a recent news report from the Washington Post, for the first time in western history, women are more likely to initiate a divorce than men, or at least tell their spouses they intend to seek a divorce. At a sociologists’…
  • Sep 10

    Alabama Governor Robert J. Bentley’s Wife Files for Divorce

    Alabama Governor Robert J. Bentley’s Wife Files for Divorce
    According to a recent news article from AL.com, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley’s wife filed for divorce, citing an irretrievable breakdown of their marriage. Both the governor and his estranged wife are 72 years of age and were married…
Rank this Week: 335

The Greatest American Lawyer

The Greatest American Lawyer

Covers alternative billing, marketing, office space and small office technology.

http://greatestamericanlawyer.typepad.com/greatest_american_lawyer/
  • Jun 30

    How to Be a Resource

    How to Be a Resource
    Building a ‘I want to be a resource” as part of the culture for your law firm is simple. Make incentives for people to help regardless of how busy they are.
  • Mar 22

    Newsletter Unsubscribe Friday

    Newsletter Unsubscribe Friday
    Most people don't really understand the CAN-SPAM Act or spam laws. As long as the header and other information is not misleading in the email, and you provide for an opt-out, you are likely not in violation of most spam...
  • Mar 5

    One Lawyer’s Perspective: Getting organized in the morning

    One Lawyer’s Perspective: Getting organized in the morning
    There are so many ways to get organized. Software technology creates all sorts of lists, tasks, categories, tabs, flags, reminders…and on and on and on. But sometimes it is easy for a lawyer to get lost in all the various...
Rank this Week: 368

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer…

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer News

Covers boating accident and fishermen injury news. By Brais Brais & Rusak.

http://news.braislaw.com/
  • Jun 23

    Injured Louisiana Carnival Cruise Passenger Hires BBRC

    Injured Louisiana Carnival Cruise Passenger Hires BBRC
    The cruise passenger injury lawyers of BBRC have been retained to represent a Louisiana woman who fell due to an unreasonably slippery deck aboard the Carnival Elation cruise ship. The slip and fall occurred on the ship's Lido deck. The…
  • May 18

    Disney Cruise Passenger Who Sustained Leg & Hip Injuries is Recuperating at South Carolina Hospital

    Disney Cruise Passenger Who Sustained Leg & Hip Injuries is Recuperating at South Carolina Hospital
    A 29-year-old passenger is in ta Charleston, South Carolina hospital after being airlifted off the Disney Magic cruise ship last Saturday. Reports state that in the early morning hours the cruise ship requested assistance from the Coast…
  • May 14

    Legal Issues Concerning Cruise Ship Sexual Assault

    Legal Issues Concerning Cruise Ship Sexual Assault
    A sexual assault occurs in the United States every 2 minutes. Often times these attacks are unreported. Like most sexual assault situations, victims raped aboard cruise ships most often do not inform authorities. Sometimes, however, the…
Rank this Week: 357

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • May 26

    Judge: Still No to Obama Immigration Action

    Judge: Still No to Obama Immigration Action
    A federal judge in Texas early this week refuses to lift an injunction blocking the Obama administration’s immigration policy to defer deportations for illegal immigrants living in the United States. Andrew Hanen, a U.S. district judge,…
  • May 26

    Art Activists: New York City Halted Museum Protest Speech

    Art Activists: New York City Halted Museum Protest Speech
    Several art activists filed a federal suit against New York City and claimed their First Amendment rights were being violated during last year’s Metropolitan Museum of Art protest. The plaintiffs utilized mobile video projectors to show…
  • May 25

    Court of Appeals Allows Reprieve for Tobacco Firms on Package Message

    Court of Appeals Allows Reprieve for Tobacco Firms on Package Message
    The tobacco industry won’t have to include messages on their packaging indicating of them lying to American public, according to a federal court of appeals ruling in Washington, D.C. The federal court of appeals last week ruled that tobacco…
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Trial Ad Notes

Trial Ad Notes

Offers news items and resources relating to trial advocacy, with a focus on Washington State. By Mary Whisner.

http://trialadnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    National Academies reports - Growth of Incarceration

    National Academies reports - Growth of Incarceration
    The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences (2014), packed with research and analysis from social scientists and policy experts, is available as a free PDF from the National Academies Press.This…
  • Apr 9

    Evidence-Based Practice in Criminal Defense

    Evidence-Based Practice in Criminal Defense
    This interesting paper was recently posted on SSRN:Jennifer E. Laurin, Gideon by the Numbers: The Emergence of Evidence-Based Practice in Indigent Defense,  Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Forthcoming 2015Abstract: A widespread…
  • Apr 3

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded

    Conviction Reversed Because Expert Testimony re Eyewitness ID Excluded
    Interesting case from New York: Joel Stashenko, Conviction Reversed as Expert Barred from Testifying, N.Y.L.J., April 3, 2015.The case is People v. McCullough, 11-01614 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., App. Div. March 27, 2015), link to court website
Rank this Week: 327

White Collar Fraud

White Collar Fraud

Covers white collar crime, securities fraud, the accounting profession, internal controls and Sarbanes-Oxley. By Sam E. Antar.

http://whitecollarfraud.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Overstock.com Hatchet Man Judd Bagley's Downward Spiral: Junkie, Confessed Criminal, Admitted Adulterer

    Overstock.com Hatchet Man Judd Bagley's Downward Spiral: Junkie, Confessed Criminal, Admitted Adulterer
    In the years that I’ve written extensively about Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK), I have always been amazed about its bizarre CEO Patrick Byrne and the gang of misfits he has surrounded himself with. By far, the worst was a real loser…
  • Feb 5

    Crook vs. Crook: Why Former Congressman Michael Grimm is a Dumb Crook

    Crook vs. Crook: Why Former Congressman Michael Grimm is a Dumb Crook
    In my first segment of a series of Op-ed articles about white-collar crime on CNBC, I examine the case of former Republican Congressman Michael Grimm who recently pleaded guilty to income tax evasion and awaits sentencing on June 8, 2015.New…
  • Dec 31

    White Collar Fraud List of Blog Posts for 2014

    White Collar Fraud List of Blog Posts for 2014
    December 19, 2014: Cleveland.com - Crazy Eddie CFO shares how companies trick auditors and fleece investors: Plain Dealing, by Sheryl HarrisDecember 3, 2014: Going Concern - Ex-Crazy Eddie CFO's 10 Tips for Advancing Your Accounting Career by…
Rank this Week: 381

Kentucky Environmental Matters

Kentucky Environmental Matters

Covers Kentucky environmental law matters, including pollution, human health and toxic torts. By Jeffrey M. Sanders.

http://jeffreymsanders.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 379

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

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

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

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

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

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

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

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

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
Rank this Week: 360

Missouri Injury Lawyers Blog

Missouri Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers Missouri personal injury law and consumer safety news. By Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan LLC.

http://www.missouriinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 26

    Cold Weather Carbon Monoxide Risks & How To Aovid Them

    Cold Weather Carbon Monoxide Risks & How To Aovid Them
    Carbon Monoxide commonly referred to as “CO” is an odorless and colorless gas that can cause serious injury by death or asphyxiation. Unfortunately nearly every year hundreds of people in the United States die from carbon monoxide…
  • Nov 12

    A VETERANS DAY SALUTE

    A VETERANS DAY SALUTE
    This week I have had the honor and privilege of listening first hand to veterans, young and old, talk candidly and from the heart about their experiences while serving this great country and while defending the freedoms that we often take for…
  • Oct 29

    Trick or Treat Safety

    Trick or Treat Safety
    Trick or treat? It is almost Halloween, a favorite holiday for many children and adults alike.  Halloween can, however, be scary.  The scare for most parents is not from ghosts, ghouls and goblins, but is instead based on the…
Rank this Week: 336

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

Covers legal developments for civil litigators in Minnesota. By Seth Leventhal.

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Nov 14

    “A Question of Exceptional Importance”

    “A Question of Exceptional Importance”
    Update (November 14, 2014): Since my earlier post on Bruce Carneil Webster’s case, below (the death penalty case in which Dorsey & Whitney lawyers are fighting for Webster, a mentally retarded man on death row), Webster lost the…
  • Nov 13

    Yet Another Minnesota Attorneys’ Fee Hair Cut: Green v. BMW.

    Yet Another Minnesota Attorneys’ Fee Hair Cut: Green v. BMW.
    Update (November 13, 2014): This endless case might be nearing its end, with the Minnesota Court of Appeals’ dramatic reduction in the trial court’s award of the victorious Plaintiff’s lawyers’ fees. We conclude…
  • Nov 12

    Too Much Sugar is Bad For You (Like Tens of Thousands of Tons for Millions of Dollars)

    Too Much Sugar is Bad For You (Like Tens of Thousands of Tons for Millions of Dollars)
    Update (November 12, 2014): It seems with each filing (as described below) the news gets worse for defendant U.S. Sugar Company in this case, which appears to be about the defendant’s misfortune of buying sugar at historic high prices…
Rank this Week: 324

Our News & Stories

Our News & Stories

Features Penn Law news.

http://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/news/
  • Aug 24

    Penn Law launches innovative program in Latin American & Latino Studie

    Penn Law launches innovative program in Latin American & Latino Studie
    In recognition of the mounting importance of Latin America as both a rapidly growing global legal market and the hub of much U.S. immigration debate, the University of Pennsylvania Law School has established the innovative Certificate of…
  • Aug 17

    Alumni spotlight: Noam Dworman L’87

    Alumni spotlight: Noam Dworman L’87
    The Comedy Cellar opened in 1980, long after venues such as the 1960s-era Improv set the tone. But the Comedy Cellar made comic hay just the same, earning sell-out after sell-out of its 115-seat room as well as a string of accolades including…
  • Aug 12

    Summer employment dispatch: Alicia Zhang L’16

    Summer employment dispatch: Alicia Zhang L’16
    This dispatch from Alicia Zhang L'16 is one in a series of firsthand accounts by Law School students about how their summer employment opportunities are preparing them for their legal careers. Zhang is from Austin, TX.
Rank this Week: 363

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers drug crimes, DUI, sex crimes, theft and violent crimes. By Stephen Neyman, P.C.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Why Waiting Until the Last Minute to Hire a Criminal Lawyer is Not a Good Idea

    Why Waiting Until the Last Minute to Hire a Criminal Lawyer is Not a Good Idea
    Not unlike most Sundays I woke up yesterday to several find messages on my cell phone from perspective clients who are in need of criminal legal representation in court today. Someone needed a lawyer for a domestic assault and battery case…
  • Jul 24

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case
    At least once a week a potential client will come into my office to discuss a pending case and conclude the conversation by asking me what guarantees I can give him. My answer is the same each time. There are no guarantees in this business.…
  • Jul 22

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?
    Motions in limine are requests brought by the parties and decided by a judge that determine what evidence might be admitted or excluded at trial. These motions are usually filed prior to trial or on the day of trial however they can be…
Rank this Week: 320

Law Offices of Scott David Stewart…

Law Offices of Scott David Stewart Blog

Covers divorce and family law.

http://www.arizonalawgroup.com/Legal-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 7

    How Child Support Is Determined in Arizona

    How Child Support Is Determined in Arizona
    Child support is usually paid by the noncustodial parent. If parents share custody after divorce, the court usually chooses the parent with the larger income to pay child support. Child support agreements differ from case to case and depend…
  • Jun 30

    Do I Have to Take the Field Sobriety Tests?

    Do I Have to Take the Field Sobriety Tests?
    Standardized field sobriety tests or "SFSTs" are used by law enforcement to ascertain whether a driver is intoxicated. All law enforcement agencies throughout the nation have to abide by the same standard of field sobriety testing set by the…
  • Feb 11

    An Overview of Arizona's DUI Law

    An Overview of Arizona's DUI Law
    In the state of Arizona, there are three major drunk driving statutes: Title 28-1381 – Driving Under the Influence Title 28-1382 – Extreme / Super Extreme DUI Title 28-1383 – Aggravated Driving Under the Influence Title…
Rank this Week: 384

farmgate

farmgate

Covers agricultural policy issues. By the University of Illinois Extension.

http://www.farmgateblog.com/
  • Jun 19

    What Is Your Yardstick For Success?

    What Is Your Yardstick For Success?
    As a farm operator or manager of an agricultural enterprise, how do you measure success?  Is it how well you can feed your family from year to year, or is it the yield you produce compared to similar farms?  What is the yardstick by…
  • Apr 17

    Ethanol: Bleak Presence, Brighter Future

    Ethanol: Bleak Presence, Brighter Future
    Ethanol has seemed to have a run of bad luck lately.  First, it hit the blend wall, the maximum of 10% of the total motor fuel supply.  Then the recession curtailed some of the miles we drove and less gasoline was purchased. …
  • Mar 31

    USDA Planting Intentions and Grains Stocks.  No Surprise

    USDA Planting Intentions and Grains Stocks.  No Surprise
    The best rhetorical question asked on this day of significant USDA reports was, “Was there anything that surprised you?”  In looking at the response of the market, there were obviously no surprises that were considered…
Rank this Week: 352

Australian Regulatory Compliance…

Australian Regulatory Compliance Review

Covers legal and regulatory impacts on Australian businesses. By David Jacobson.

http://www.djacobson.com/australian_regulatory_rev/
  • Jun 15

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?
    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private? Not automatically. In dealing with ASIC and other regulators it is important to understand that the Freedom of Information Act 1982 applies to government agency records and…
  • Jun 15

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?
    In the matter of Re1 Limited (ABN 80 145 743 862) and Re2 Limited as responsible entities for Westfield Retail Trust 1 and Westfield Retail Trust 2 (No 3) [2014] NSWSC 762 the NSW Supreme Court considered the adjournment of the adjournment of…
  • Jun 15

    Small amount credit change

    Small amount credit change
    The National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Small Amount Credit Contracts) Regulation 2014 was registered on 12 June 2014. The Regulation clarifies the changes introduced on 1 July 2013 which imposed a cap on costs and a limit on fees…
Rank this Week: 332

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: 354

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 325

The 1031 Exchange Blog

The 1031 Exchange Blog

Covers delayed, reverse and improvement 1031 exchanges.

http://1031exchangeinstitute.org/
  • Sep 7

    Leasehold Interest of Less Than 30 Years Not Like-Kind to Fee Simple Interest

    Leasehold Interest of Less Than 30 Years Not Like-Kind to Fee Simple Interest
    Taxpayer Owns Leasehold Interest and Motel The taxpayer in this Tax Court Case (VIP's Industries, Inc., June 24, 2013) owned a leasehold interest that had a remaining term of twenty-ond (21) years and four (4) months.  The taxpayer had…
  • Jan 7

    1031 Exchanges: Welcome Back!

    1031 Exchanges: Welcome Back!
    For real estate investors located in high tax rate states, such as California, the 1031 Exchange just moved to the top of their to-do list.  There were some very significant changes made to Federal and state tax codes, and a…
  • Jan 7

    1031 Exchanges: Welcome Back!

    1031 Exchanges: Welcome Back!
    For real estate investors located in high tax rate states, such as California, the 1031 Exchange just moved to the top of their to-do list.  There were some very significant changes made to Federal and state tax codes, and a…
Rank this Week: 382

PunditMom

PunditMom

Covers law, adoption, culture & lifestyle, and politics.

http://www.punditmom.com/
Rank this Week: 349

The Super Lawyers Blog

The Super Lawyers Blog

Covers legal marketing and lawyer rankings. By Bill White.

http://blog.superlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 339

Two-Seventy-One Patent Blog

Two-Seventy-One Patent Blog

Provides insight and analysis on patent law, patent portfolio management and patent litigation in the fields of electronics, software and computers. By Peter Zura.

http://271patent.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 365

About Broker Fraud Blog

About Broker Fraud Blog

Covers compliance rules, duty of disclosure, elder abuse and fraud. By the Hayes Law Firm.

http://aboutbrokerfraud.typepad.com/about_broker_fraud_blog/
  • Dec 6

    SEC Freeze Assets in Alleged Diamond-Themed Ponzi Scheme

    SEC Freeze Assets in Alleged Diamond-Themed Ponzi Scheme
    The SEC alleges that Richard Dalton and Universal Consulting Resources LLC (UCR) raised approximately $17 million from investors for two fraudulent offerings. The programs were generally referred to as the “Trading Program” and the…
  • Sep 28

    Arbitrators Award Ten Times Amount of Investment in Auction Rate Securities Case

    Arbitrators Award Ten Times Amount of Investment in Auction Rate Securities Case
    Last month an arbitration panel ordered the investment firm USB financial to pay over $80 million in consequential investments to Kajeet, Inc., a company who markets cellphones for kids. Kajeet’s award fell short of the $110 million…
  • Aug 30

    Raymond James Must Buy Back Auction Rate Securitie

    Raymond James Must Buy Back Auction Rate Securitie
    A Texas couple got some great news last week from the FINRA arbitration panel that ruled on their claim. The panel ruled that the Raymond James Financial Inc. and broker Larry Milton must buy back some $925,000 worth of auction…
Rank this Week: 374

JURIST - Forum

JURIST - Forum

Op-eds on legal news by law professors and JURIST special guests.

http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/forumy/index.php
  • Apr 27

    Arizona Legalizes Racial Profiling

    Arizona Legalizes Racial Profiling
    JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law says that Arizona's new immigration legislation - requiring law enforcement officers to stop everyone whom they have “reasonable suspicion” to believe is an…
  • Apr 22

    The Iraqi High Court's Understated Rise to Legitimacy

    The Iraqi High Court's Understated Rise to Legitimacy
    JURIST Contributing Editor Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that a look at recent decisions by Iraq's Federal Supreme Court illustrates the court's growing authority as an independent and legitimate voice…
  • Apr 21

    Is Health Care Reform Constitutional?

    Is Health Care Reform Constitutional?
    JURIST Guest Columnist Sallie Sanford of the University of Washington School of Law says that although challenges to the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are valuable for inspiring dialogue within and…
Rank this Week: 322

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: 329

Appellate Law & Practice

Appellate Law & Practice

Covers appellate law and advocacy.

http://appellate.typepad.com/appellate/
  • Dec 10

    Giving it up.

    Giving it up.
     I am going to be discontinuing my participation in this blog in the next week or so.  If you want someone to blame, blame 1) non-lawyers; 2) furries; and 3) the victims rights/tort reform industry. 
  • Dec 8

    CA1: large law firm loses case on behalf of client

    CA1: large law firm loses case on behalf of client
     US Securities & Exch v. Tambone, No. 07-1384. This is a close case. On the one hand, the government is bringing an enforcement action regarding misleading prospectuses to sell mutual funds. On the other hand, the defendants are represented…
  • Dec 8

    CA1: It’s official. Everything is mail fraud.

    CA1: It’s official. Everything is mail fraud.
    US v. Hebshie, 07-2339 (12/4/08). This is a federal arson case. As you know, the framers of the constitution really envisioned the federal government prosecuting insurance fraud (or, as they say, “mail fraud”). The first says that pretty…
Rank this Week: 366

WUSTL School of Law News

WUSTL School of Law News

http://news.wustl.edu/_layouts/WUSTL.SharePoint.WebParts/CustomFeed.aspx?xsl=1&web=/schools/Law&page=ffd03ae5-7e53-44de-89b3-4672f3ea5710&wp=afe32abc-2fc9-4eac-80d2-26a459662960
  • Nov 10

    Wash U Expert: Obama within rights to proceed on immigration reform

    Wash U Expert: Obama within rights to proceed on immigration reform
    With Republicans gaining control of Congress after the midterm elections, Speaker of the House John Boehner insists that President Barack Obama could get “burned” if he uses executive action to move forward on immigration reform…
  • Apr 21

    Media Advisory: John Paul Stevens on campus April 25

    Media Advisory: John Paul Stevens on campus April 25
    At 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 25, the School of Law at Washington University in St. Louis and the Assembly Series welcomes to campus John Paul Stevens, who served as an associate justice on the Supreme Court for 35 years until his retirement in…
  • Apr 18

    Are we there yet?

    Are we there yet?
    The six Washington University students who went to the Conference of the Parties (COP21) climate negotiations in Paris are well prepared, resilient, tough-minded and in this fight for the duration. The post Are we there yet? appeared…
Rank this Week: 409

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/
  • May 2

    Sherman Alexie’s Talk Last Friday for Pierce County Library in Washington State

    Sherman Alexie’s Talk Last Friday for Pierce County Library in Washington State
    As usual, Alexie was an incredible speaker. He had the audience of thousands at Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood, WA laughing and crying and then signed books until past 11 pm. More about the Library’s program is here.
  • May 2

    AFCARS Comments Due May 9

    AFCARS Comments Due May 9
    As we previously posted, for the first time, the federal government is proposing to collect data on state ICWA cases. If you, or your employer, or your tribe are willing to let the feds know you think this is a … Continue reading…
  • May 2

    City Of Pocatello Prohibits Business with Shoshone-Bannock Tribe

    City Of Pocatello Prohibits Business with Shoshone-Bannock Tribe
    As tweeted by Native News Online with link to article: — NativeNewsOnline (@Native_NewsNet) May 1, 2016 Excerpt: The City’s contract provisions expressly state the company renting land from the City at the airport shall “not…
Rank this Week: 412

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
  • May 2

    Election Workers: Reporting and Withholding–IRS

    Election Workers: Reporting and Withholding–IRS
    Each election year, thousands of state and local government entities hire workers to conduct primary and general elections. To understand the correct tax treatment of these workers, you need to be aware of specific statutes that apply to them…
  • Apr 29

    Free Conference Calls | Try UberConference, the Best in Conferencing

    Free Conference Calls | Try UberConference, the Best in Conferencing
    UBERCONFERENCE SCIENCE www.uberconference.com When UberConference came out in 2012, PC World called it the “best conference-call manager yet.” The service has only improved since then, making ease of use its calling card and…
  • Apr 26

    Schoenefeld v. State of New York

    Schoenefeld v. State of New York
    Full Text of Decision. The court upheld N.Y. Judiciary Law § 470, requiring nonresident attorneys to maintain offices in New York State. Noting that more than 20,000 NYSBA members reside or practice outside the state, President David P.…
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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/
  • May 2

    Levin & Perconti Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuit Filed in Resident’s Death

    Levin & Perconti Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuit Filed in Resident’s Death
    Nursing homes should provide safe residences where our loved ones are protected and cared for. Unfortunately that is not always the situation. A recent nursing home neglect lawsuit was brought by Levin & Perconti on behalf of the estate…
  • Apr 29

    Nursing Home Neglect Responsible for Respiratory Complication,

    Nursing Home Neglect Responsible for Respiratory Complication,
    We trust that when we leave our parent or elderly loved one in a nursing home they will be well cared for and all of their needs will be met. Sadly, that is not always the case. Nursing home neglect and abuse occur in facilities across the…
  • Apr 27

    Levin & Perconti File Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuit after Resident’s Death

    Levin & Perconti File Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuit after Resident’s Death
    When our loved one moves into a nursing facility we are often relieved to think that he will be safe and secure. However, that is not always the case. A recent lawsuit was filed by Levin & Perconti on behalf of the administrator for the…
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New Jersey Senate Republicans

New Jersey Senate Republicans

Provides legislative support to teh Republican senators in the Legislature of the State of New Jersey.

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=Rr9IF0xl3RGXd835_w6H4A
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LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • May 2

    Judges Judging Judges: Will a Court Rule Magic the Gathering Judges are Employees?

    Judges Judging Judges: Will a Court Rule Magic the Gathering Judges are Employees?
    Those who judge duels of spells and monsters have convened in joint purpose—to sue Wizards of the Coast for failing to pay them. Wizards of the Coast (Wizards) is a Hasbro subsidiary who owns the most popular collectible card game in…
  • Apr 27

    Removing Permanent Alimony for Divorcing Floridians a No Go

    Removing Permanent Alimony for Divorcing Floridians a No Go
    A previous blog discussed Florida’s child custody bill that would have started divorcing parents on equal ground in a custody battle with a presumption of 50/50 custody. Governor Rick Scott, who expressed creating a promise of equal…
  • Apr 26

    Utah Creates First Ever White Collar Criminal Registry

    Utah Creates First Ever White Collar Criminal Registry
    Utah has created the first ever registry for white-collar criminals. Similar to a sex-offender registry, the Utah White Collar Crime Offender Registry primarily targets any offender convicted of fraud. With a whopping $1 billion of…
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Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • May 2

    LEAP – One System to Manage Your Solo and Small Law Firm

    LEAP – One System to Manage Your Solo and Small Law Firm
    LEAP can increase law office billing by as much as 30 percent because the system facilitates capturing every service provided to the client  — and that makes the investment well worth the money. Focused on Serving Small Law Firms…
  • May 2

    Blog Posts: Are You Clickable?

    Blog Posts: Are You Clickable?
    Email marketing should be part of your internet marketing plan. (See "The Big Three Internet Marketing Activities for Lawyers.") Emailing new posts from your blog to a list of clients and prospects increases the return on your blogging time…
  • May 2

    Blog Posts: Are You Clickable?

    Blog Posts: Are You Clickable?
    Email marketing should be part of your internet marketing plan. (See "The Big Three Internet Marketing Activities for Lawyers.") Emailing new posts from your blog to a list of clients and prospects increases the return on your blogging time…
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Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • May 2

    More Arbitration Agreements Blocking Class Actions in Certain Settings May Soon Be Banned

    More Arbitration Agreements Blocking Class Actions in Certain Settings May Soon Be Banned
    Consumer advocates have long been saying the inability to bring a class action against a company when bound by an arbitration agreement is the aspect of arbitration that does the most damage to consumers and the recent CFPB report agreed with…
  • May 1

    FTC Cracks Down on Used Car Dealer Fraud — What are the Latest Scams?

    FTC Cracks Down on Used Car Dealer Fraud — What are the Latest Scams?
    Our Chicago automobile fraud and Lemon law attorneys near Evanston and Lombard have experience representing victims of odometer roll backs, title washing, fake or improper certifications of rebuilt wrecks and other used car scams. We bring…
  • Apr 28

    Class Action Filed Against P&G Due to Alleged Serious Skin Rashes From Old Spice

    Class Action Filed Against P&G Due to Alleged Serious Skin Rashes From Old Spice
    But the lawsuit alleges enough people have been affected all across the country to warrant calling the hygiene product defective. The lead plaintiff lives in Virginia, but the lawsuit has pointed to complaints of the various products that…
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Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Covers securities law. By Fitapelli | Kurta.

http://www.securitieslawattorneys.net/
  • May 2

    Matthew Hurley Facing Customer Complaint

    Matthew Hurley Facing Customer Complaint
    Public records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on April 28, 2016 indicate that California-based Wells Fargo broker/adviser Matthew Hurley is the subject of settled or pending customer complaints. The…
  • May 2

    Broker Spotlight: Donald Gro

    Broker Spotlight: Donald Gro
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on April 28, 2016 indicate that New Jersey-based Summit Equities broker/adviser Donald Gross II is the subject of a FINRA investigation. The securities…
  • May 2

    Peter Butler Facing FINRA Investigation

    Peter Butler Facing FINRA Investigation
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on April 28, 2016 indicate that Ohio-based Ameriprise Financial Services broker Peter Butler is the subject of customer complaints and a FINRA…
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Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
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Tort Talk

Tort Talk

Provides updates and trends in Pennsylvania civil litigation law. By Daniel E. Cummins.

http://www.torttalk.com/
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Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury topics such as auto accidents, premises liability, worker's compensation, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and dog bites. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

http://www.chicagopersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 2

    Elderly Drivers Pose Smaller Risk of Fatal Car Accidents than Teen

    Elderly Drivers Pose Smaller Risk of Fatal Car Accidents than Teen
    What type of driver poses the greatest threat to others on Chicago roadways? It might seem like a simple question to pose but it is an incredibly difficult one to answer. While generalizations can be made across types of motorists, the truth…
  • Apr 27

    How Safe Is Your Pickup Truck?

    How Safe Is Your Pickup Truck?
    In an effort to keep consumers constantly informed about the safety of the vehicles they drive, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (“IIHS”) puts several models of popular cars, trucks, and vans through a series of…
  • Apr 26

    Put Down the Phone: April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    Put Down the Phone: April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
    Technology is pervasive in our daily lives. From the alarm clock that rings in the morning to the GPS device that gets you to your destination, to a cell phone that keeps you connected to the world and the tablet that lets you work on the go,…
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Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • May 2

    Warranties and Representations on Purchasing Domain Names: What are they Worth?

    Warranties and Representations on Purchasing Domain Names: What are they Worth?
    The WIPO Final Report published in April 1999 from which sprung the UDRP the following October is useful in shedding light on what the assembled constituencies had in mind in agreeing to particularly contentious issues. One of those issues…
  • Apr 25

    Trademark Owners’ Rights to Corresponding Earlier Registered Domain Name

    Trademark Owners’ Rights to Corresponding Earlier Registered Domain Name
    As I pointed out in last week’s essay, having trademark rights that come into existence later than registrations of corresponding domain names only gets complainants to first base; they have standing but no actionable claim. I also…
  • Apr 24

    Fair Contracts for Author

    Fair Contracts for Author
    Gerald M. Levine, co-author In May 2015, the Authors Guild announced its Fair Contract Initiative, and more recently the Internatioanl Authors Forum presented “Ten Principles for Fair Contracts.” Both highlight the same ”…
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TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • May 2

    Dagan & Dorfman on Ripstein's "Private Wrongs"

    Dagan & Dorfman on Ripstein's "Private Wrongs"
    Hanoch Dagan & Avi Dorfman have posted to SSRN Against Private Law Escapism: Comment on Arthur Ripstein, Private Wrongs. The abstract provides: Can a comprehensive theory of tort law evade the ultimate test of our moral intuitions (or…
  • Apr 29

    Two by Goldberg & Zipursky

    Two by Goldberg & Zipursky
    John Goldberg & Ben Zipursky have posted two pieces to SSRN. First, from this year's AALS Torts Panel, The Myths of MacPherson. The abstract provides: For a symposium marking the centenary of Macpherson v. Buick, we identify three common…
  • Apr 28

    Lawyers to File Negligence Claims Against EPA for Flint Water Contamination

    Lawyers to File Negligence Claims Against EPA for Flint Water Contamination
    Lawyers for residents of Flint, MI have filed administrative complaints, required as a step to suing government agencies, against the EPA for damage caused by lead in the water. The complaints reference an alleged email from an agency expert…
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Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • May 1

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (May 1, 2016)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (May 1, 2016)
    "modern conception of [corporate] purpose has failed to account for the historical evolution of the firm" https://t.co/r10hlPJoIj #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) April 26, 2016 "in 1999 .... Too big to jail was…
  • Apr 30

    The supper dictates the song

    The supper dictates the song
    Securities regulations have increasingly required disclosure of, and shareholder input into, corporate executives’ pay. For years, public corporations have been required to disclose the salaries of named executive officers, Dodd-Frank…
  • Apr 29

    B Lab and HB2

    B Lab and HB2
    Earlier this month, B Lab, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that oversees the certification of B corps, announced that it will move its October 2016 retreat from North Carolina because of North Carolina’s controversial House Bill 2…
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The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • May 1

    The Yates Memo: What Impact So Far?

    The Yates Memo: What Impact So Far?
    It has now been seven months since the U.S. Department of Justice announced — in the form of a September 9, 2015 memo from Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates — that it was adopting a policy focused on individual accountability…
  • Apr 28

    Despite Swiss Forum Selection Clause, U.S. Court Orders FIFA’s Insurers to Advance Insured’s Defense Expense

    Despite Swiss Forum Selection Clause, U.S. Court Orders FIFA’s Insurers to Advance Insured’s Defense Expense
    One of the key current concerns in the global D&O insurance marketplace involves questions of cross-border implementation of insurance policy responsibilities and requirements. This concern is usually presented as a problem for…
  • Apr 27

    Guest Post: IPO Companies, Section 11 Suits, and California State Court

    Guest Post: IPO Companies, Section 11 Suits, and California State Court
    One of the interesting (and challenging) quirks of the federal securities laws is that Section 22 of the ’33 Act provides concurrent state court jurisdiction for liability actions under the Act. Many courts have taken the view that…
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swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
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Brownn Family Law

Brownn Family Law

Feature information and updates on Minnesota divorce and family law issues. By Brown Law Offices, PA.

http://www.mnfamilylawblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    A Short Primer on Assisted Reproduction Options in Minnesota

    A Short Primer on Assisted Reproduction Options in Minnesota
    According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, about 6 percent of married women between 15 and 44 struggle with infertility. These women cannot become pregnant after 12 months of unprotected sex. They might seek other…
  • Apr 27

    Second Marriage Divorce Statistics and What They Mean

    Second Marriage Divorce Statistics and What They Mean
    Fearful about remarrying? After going through divorce once, you may be hesitant to tie the knot again - or at least concerned enough to want to know what the science has to say about the stability of second marriages. Here is what…
  • Apr 25

    Verbal and Emotional Abuse: When Does It Cross the Line and Become Domestic Violence

    Verbal and Emotional Abuse: When Does It Cross the Line and Become Domestic Violence
    Your partner has been calling you names for a few months. You don’t like it, and you’ve asked him to stop, but he just ignores you, laughs and calls you more names. Or maybe he manipulates you and plays emotional games, teasing…
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