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Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Sep 26

    Mass Torts with a Consumer Class Action Garnish

    Mass Torts with a Consumer Class Action Garnish
    Somehow I missed Alison Frankel's report on a consumer class action in Texas spurred by solicitations to join a mass tort. Here is the report:…
  • Sep 18

    Bradt and Rave on The Information-Forcing Role of the Judge in Multidistrict Litigation

    Bradt and Rave on The Information-Forcing Role of the Judge in Multidistrict Litigation
    Professors Andrew Bradt (UC Berkeley Law) and D. Theodore Rave (U. Houston Law) have posted to SSRN their article, The Information-Forcing Role of the Judge in Multidistrict Litigation, Cal. L. Rev. (forthcoming). Here is the abstract: In…
  • Sep 2

    Inside the Agency Class Action

    Inside the Agency Class Action
    Adam Zimmerman of Loyola and Michael Sant'Ambrogio of Michigan State have just posted on SSRN a draft of their new article, Inside the Agency Class Action, forthcoming in the Yale Law Journal. Here is the abstract: Federal agencies in the...
Rank this Week: 308

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Boston criminal law and DUI news. By the Law Offices of Lefteris K. Travayiakis, P.C.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Massachusetts Judges Must Now Consider “Ability to Pay” When Imposing Restitution

    Massachusetts Judges Must Now Consider “Ability to Pay” When Imposing Restitution
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s recent decision in Commonwealth v. Henry imposed clearer defendant-friendly safeguards on judges when imposing restitution in a criminal matter.  Additionally, the SJC also held that, in…
  • Aug 22

    MA SJC Orders Aaron Hernandez Cell Phone Held by Attorneys Turned Over to Prosecutor

    MA SJC Orders Aaron Hernandez Cell Phone Held by Attorneys Turned Over to Prosecutor
    In the case now being prosecuted in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, against Aaron Hernandez, the SJC has ruled that a cell phone belonging to Hernandez, given by him to his prior attorneys, must be turned over to prosecutors for the…
  • Aug 15

    Massachusetts SJC Rules No Right to Counsel for Breathalyzer

    Massachusetts SJC Rules No Right to Counsel for Breathalyzer
    A reported question pre-trial was taken by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in the matter of Commonwealth v. Timothea T. Neary-French as to whether the defendant had a right to an attorney prior to submitting to a breathalyzer test.…
Rank this Week: 483

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Sep 26

    We eat ham and jam and spam a lot

    We eat ham and jam and spam a lot
    Property guardian companies. Just when you think that most of the firms involved have managed some form of legality around their possession and eviction practices, they go and disappoint you. Way back in 2012, we noted the widespread failure…
  • Sep 25

    Vulnerability, ‘significantly’ and equality dutie

    Vulnerability, ‘significantly’ and equality dutie
    S Butt v London Borough of Hackney. County Court at Central London. 22 February 2016 (PDF of judgment) This was another in a number of county court judgments on section 204 Housing Act 1996 appeals which turned on the question of…
  • Sep 25

    ‘Solicitor’s agents’ and rights of audience again

    ‘Solicitor’s agents’ and rights of audience again
    We had a look at this issue many years ago, and now, with thanks to Gordon Exall at Civil Litigation Brief, there is information on a county court case on the point. This is of significance, and potential use, as the appearance of…
Rank this Week: 364

The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare…

The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room Blog

Covers rare legal books. From the Boston College Law Library.

http://rarebookroom.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 26

    Rare Book Room Traveling Show

    Rare Book Room Traveling Show
    I was happy to have the opportunity to visit Professor Mary Bilder's American Legal History class this past Friday. Professor Bilder introduced her students to the various categories of legal literature (case reports, statutory compilations,…
  • Sep 6

    New exhibit on the history of legal forms and formbook

    New exhibit on the history of legal forms and formbook
    I am happy to announce the opening of a new exhibit in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room for the fall semester. The exhibit is called "Don't Reinvent the Wheel: The History of Forms in Anglo-American Literature". Whether in print…
  • Jul 15

    A look at the "crime of poverty" through a new acquisition

    A look at the "crime of poverty" through a new acquisition
    Our previous post shed light on the legal dilemma of debtors in the early United States. The book on hand today tracks the development of bankruptcy law in Massachusetts up to the eve of the Civil War.This is the third edition of Joseph…
Rank this Week: 316

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Covers adoption, family law, surrogacy and mediation. By Harden Jackson LLC.

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Best Workplaces for Adoptive Parents List Released

    Best Workplaces for Adoptive Parents List Released
    The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption recently released its annual “100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces” list. The Foundation has compiled a yearly list of workplaces that offer the best policies for employees growing…
  • Aug 23

    An Update on Gestational Surrogacy Trends in the United State

    An Update on Gestational Surrogacy Trends in the United State
    As gestational surrogacy continues to increase in the United States, so do opportunities to observe its trends and outcomes. Many states presently permit gestational surrogacy, although the laws vary by state and are rapidly evolving.…
  • Aug 12

    ASRM Ethics Committee Opinion on Embryo Donation Terminology

    ASRM Ethics Committee Opinion on Embryo Donation Terminology
    The American Society of Reproductive Medicine (“ASRM”) recently issued an Ethics Committee opinion regarding the appropriate terminology for the donation of embryos. The opinion is consistent with the modern sentiment that…
Rank this Week: 449

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 381

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy, as well as foreclosure defense. By Christie D. Arkovich, P.A.

http://www.tampabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) – Auto-Dialer Uncertainty

    Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) – Auto-Dialer Uncertainty
    Were you aware that when you tell a bill collector (including a student loan collector) to stop calling your cell phone, they must do so immediately?  Well usually.  It depends upon the type of telephone system the collector is…
  • Sep 23

    The Witch is Dead!!! ACICS, the Accreditor for Both ITT and Corinthian Just had its Own Recognition Revoked!

    The Witch is Dead!!! ACICS, the Accreditor for Both ITT and Corinthian Just had its Own Recognition Revoked!
    This is great news!!  Many of us have been complaining about the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (“ACICS”) for the past year.  This is the accreditor for both Corinthian and ITT.  Both…
  • Sep 22

    Transparency for Student Loan

    Transparency for Student Loan
    Earlier this week I wrote about the transparency of costs of education and how private for-profit institutions are likely going to have to change their marketing to comply with stricter oversight by the CFPB and the accreditation agency for…
Rank this Week: 336

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers legal issues impacting health care providers and professionals, including Medicare and Medicaid audits and fraud, pain management regulations, professional licensing, and clinical privileges. By George F. Indest III.

http://www.thehealthlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Sep 26

    Community Health Exploring Options Including the Possible Sale of Its Busine

    Community Health Exploring Options Including the Possible Sale of Its Busine
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On September 16, 2016, Community Health System Inc. (CHS), one of the largest US hospital chains, announced that it is exploring the…
  • Sep 23

    HHS Announces Hefty Increase in Civil Monetary Penaltie

    HHS Announces Hefty Increase in Civil Monetary Penaltie
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On September 16, 2016, the US Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new updates that would require health care organizations to pay…
  • Sep 22

    CMS's Pre-Claim Review Project for Home Health Agencies Delayed Indefinitely For Florida

    CMS's Pre-Claim Review Project for Home Health Agencies Delayed Indefinitely For Florida
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is implementing a three-year Medicare Pre-Claim Review Demonstration for Home Health…
Rank this Week: 346

Shear on Social Media Law

Shear on Social Media Law

Covers legal issues involving social media websites. By Bradley S. Shear.

http://www.shearsocialmedia.com/
  • Sep 26

    Will Snap Spectacles Destroy Your Reputation and Privacy?

    Will Snap Spectacles Destroy Your Reputation and Privacy?
    When the company Snap (formerly known as Snapchat) was created it touted itself as an alternative to Facebook. Snap promised users that their messages would [...] The post Will Snap Spectacles Destroy Your Reputation and Privacy? appeared…
  • Sep 15

    Will Colin Powell’s Hacked Emails Effect His Reputation?

    Will Colin Powell’s Hacked Emails Effect His Reputation?
    The last couple of years have demonstrated that anyone who has a digital account can become a hacking victim.  If someone targets you and they [...] The post Will Colin Powell’s Hacked Emails Effect His Reputation? appeared first…
  • Sep 15

    Parents May Be Sued For Posting Their Kids Photos On Facebook

    Parents May Be Sued For Posting Their Kids Photos On Facebook
    Parents may be sued for posting their kids photos on Facebook.  This is not some kind of hoax floating around on Facebook it has already [...] The post Parents May Be Sued For Posting Their Kids Photos On Facebook appeared first on Shear…
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Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 373

Colorado Springs Divorce Attorney…

Colorado Springs Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers divorce, military divorce, child custody and legal separation in Colorado. By Gasper Law Group.

http://www.coloradospringsdivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Head Injuries and Military Divorce: What You Need to Know

    Head Injuries and Military Divorce: What You Need to Know
    By Staff Attorney The Gasper Law Group, PLLC TBIs make for challenges in a divorce. Continue reading →
  • Sep 20

    Colorado Divorce Litigation 101: A Glossary of Key Terms and Idea

    Colorado Divorce Litigation 101: A Glossary of Key Terms and Idea
    By Staff Attorney The Gasper Law Group, PLLC When you litigate a divorce in Colorado, you file your lawsuit in family court. Let’s explore and define some of the most commonly used legal jargon related to civil litigation. Below, we…
  • Aug 25

    Colorado Divorce Mediation 101: A Glossary of Key Terms and Idea

    Colorado Divorce Mediation 101: A Glossary of Key Terms and Idea
    By Staff Attorney The Gasper Law Group, PLLC What exactly is involved in a standard divorce mediation? If you’re totally new to the process, and you’re having trouble navigating through some of the legal jargon, refer to the…
Rank this Week: 443

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
  • Sep 26

    Filing Cybersquatting Complaints With No Actionable Claim

    Filing Cybersquatting Complaints With No Actionable Claim
    I noted in last week’s essay three kinds of cybersquatting complaints typically filed under ICANN’S Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). The third (utterly meritless) kind are also filed in federal court under the…
  • Sep 19

    Three Kinds of UDRP Disputes and Their Outcome

    Three Kinds of UDRP Disputes and Their Outcome
    There are three kinds of udrp disputes, those that are out-and-out cybersquatting, those that are truly contested, and those that are flat-out overreaching by trademark owners. In the first group are the plain vanilla disputes; sometimes…
  • Sep 12

    Getting it Right the First Time; Second Chance With New Fact

    Getting it Right the First Time; Second Chance With New Fact
    UDRP complainants are expected to get it right the first time, and if they don’t there’s a narrow window for a second filing. Evidence previously available but overlooked will not support a new complaint, although this does not…
Rank this Week: 382

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Sep 26

    In Syracuse, A Child Can Be Thrown in Solitary for Singing Whitney Houston

    In Syracuse, A Child Can Be Thrown in Solitary for Singing Whitney Houston
    A NYCLU lawsuit exposes a nightmarish jail where children are kept for months in isolation for minor misbehavior. Charnasha still suffers through sleepless nights because of her experience at the Onondaga County Justice Center. The Syracuse,…
  • Sep 23

    A Week In, the Pardon Snowden Debate Keeps Heating Up

    A Week In, the Pardon Snowden Debate Keeps Heating Up
    Despite government attempts to discredit him, the arguments in favor of Snowden and his whistleblowing continue to mount. It’s been a very eventful week since we launched the Pardon Snowden campaign. Since then, people worldwide have…
  • Sep 23

    Unprecedented and Unlawful: The NSA’s “Upstream” Surveillance

    Unprecedented and Unlawful: The NSA’s “Upstream” Surveillance
    Congress has never engaged in a meaningful public debate about Upstream surveillance — but it should. The FISA Amendments Act of 2008 (FAA) — the statute the government uses to engage in warrantless surveillance of…
Rank this Week: 493

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
  • Sep 26

    Expanding Overtime to Farmworkers: Will California Start a Trend?

    Expanding Overtime to Farmworkers: Will California Start a Trend?
    On September 12, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1066.  The bill, which is the first of its kind in the nation, will entitle California farmworkers to the same overtime pay as most other hourly workers in California.…
  • Sep 22

    Attention Seattle Food Service and Retail Employers: City Council Passes Secure Scheduling Ordinance

    Attention Seattle Food Service and Retail Employers: City Council Passes Secure Scheduling Ordinance
    On September 19, 2016, Seattle became the second city in the nation (after San Francisco) to pass a “Secure Scheduling Ordinance” with broad implications for the food service and retail industries within Seattle’s city…
  • Sep 15

    BOLI Releases New Draft Oregon Sick Time Rule

    BOLI Releases New Draft Oregon Sick Time Rule
    The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (“BOLI”) recently issued new draft rules interpreting and explaining Oregon’s sick time law.  The draft rules, which are currently open for public comment, are available…
Rank this Week: 447

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By the Law Office of Peter Van Aulen.

http://www.newjerseydivorcelawyerblog.net/
  • Sep 26

    NJ Child Support: Retroactive Modification of Child Support Based on Emancipation

    NJ Child Support: Retroactive Modification of Child Support Based on Emancipation
    In March of 2016 the New Jersey case of Harrington v. Harrington was decided. The case deals with the retroactive modification of child support when a child is emancipated. In Harrington, the plaintiff and defendant had three unemancipated…
  • Sep 18

    NJ Alimony Law: When to File a Motion to Modify Alimony Based on Retirement

    NJ Alimony Law: When to File a Motion to Modify Alimony Based on Retirement
    In 2014 the New Jersey legislature amended the statutes that relate to alimony. Prior to the amendments, a person paying alimony had to actually retire before he or she could ask the court to modify the alimony. That made it difficult for the…
  • Sep 18

    NJ Alimony Law: When to File a Motion to Modify Alimony Based on Retirement

    NJ Alimony Law: When to File a Motion to Modify Alimony Based on Retirement
    In 2014 the New Jersey legislature amended the statutes that relate to alimony. Prior to the amendments, a person paying alimony had to actually retire before he or she could ask the court to modify the alimony. That made it difficult for the…
Rank this Week: 359

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Handling the stress of being charged with Drunk Driving in Massachusett

    Handling the stress of being charged with Drunk Driving in Massachusett
    As a Massachusetts OUI lawyer who has represented numerous clients dealing with an OUI charge, I understand it can be extremely difficult. In this blog I want to offer some guidance on how to get through the charge. For many people it is…
  • Sep 21

    Massachusetts Highest Court cites racial profiling in suppressing evidence in gun case

    Massachusetts Highest Court cites racial profiling in suppressing evidence in gun case
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court found that the police had no reasonable suspicion to stop a black male walking on the streets in Roxbury believed to be a suspect in a breaking and entering. As result of the seizure, the police found…
  • Sep 21

    Prior Bad Act Evidence one of the key legal issues in the Bill Cosby Indecent Assault Trial

    Prior Bad Act Evidence one of the key legal issues in the Bill Cosby Indecent Assault Trial
    Key to Cosby’s success at upcoming jury trial will be the judge’s ruling on numerous motions in liming defining what evidence the jury will get to hear at trial. A judge has ruled that prosecutors can use a phone call that was…
Rank this Week: 433

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • Sep 26

    Walk the Walk, Don’t Talk the Talk

    Walk the Walk, Don’t Talk the Talk
    Attorneys are a varied group of people and just like any group there are some that are more verbally aggressive than others. One of their strategies may be to “psyche you out” by talking tough, telling you what a terrible case…
  • Sep 21

    Maybe You Should Just Say No to Negotiating

    Maybe You Should Just Say No to Negotiating
    We’re all busy. We all need to get things done. Maybe one of those things is a case you think you can resolve through negotiations or mediation. Given the status of the case you think it’s “ripe” for settlement and…
  • Sep 14

    Your Needs are not Their Need

    Your Needs are not Their Need
    Recently in a mediation, a party told me to tell the other side that they had been out of a job for over a year, and that they had to foreclose on their house.  As such, they insisted that the defense should pay more money to resolve the…
Rank this Week: 371

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 25

    End of Life Counseling and Medicare

    End of Life Counseling and Medicare
    Medicare was established by the federal government as a way to provide health insurance for people 65 years old and above, as well as younger people with disabilities. This program provides coverage through a variety of different plans for…
  • Sep 21

    What is a Discretionary Trust and When Should I Use it?

    What is a Discretionary Trust and When Should I Use it?
    What Is It? A Discretionary Trust is another type of trust that is commonly used by a grantor seeking to distribute assets to a class of people or their family. Unlike a mandatory trust which requires distributions of income and principal be…
  • Sep 21

    What is a Discretionary Trust and When Should I Use it?

    What is a Discretionary Trust and When Should I Use it?
    What Is It? A Discretionary Trust is another type of trust that is commonly used by a grantor seeking to distribute assets to a class of people or their family. Unlike a mandatory trust which requires distributions of income and principal be…
Rank this Week: 434

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 25

    Announcement: Essay Competition in Corporate Law

    Announcement: Essay Competition in Corporate Law
    [The following announcement is posted on behalf of the Corporate Law Society, National Law University, Jodhpur]Corporate Law Society, National Law University, Jodhpur, is pleased to announce the 1st Pranita Mehta Memorial Essay Competition,…
  • Sep 23

    The Inapplicability of Money Lending Laws to Regulated NBFC

    The Inapplicability of Money Lending Laws to Regulated NBFC
    [The following guest post is contributed by Munmi Phukon, who is a Senior Manager in the Corporate Law Division at Vinod Kothari & Co.]IntroductionIn 2011, a landmark judgment of the Gujarat High Court in Radhe Estate Developers Vs.…
  • Sep 22

    Exempted inter-se transfer amounts to ‘sale’

    Exempted inter-se transfer amounts to ‘sale’
    [The following post is contributed by Supreme Waskar, who is a corporate lawyer in Mumbai]In an earlier post on February 18, 2012, Mr. Umakanth Varottil had discussedthe informal guidance issued by the Securities and Exchange Board of…
Rank this Week: 410

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Sep 24

    Do We Really Own the Tats on Our Bodies?

    Do We Really Own the Tats on Our Bodies?
    Many of us function under the assumption that tattoos on our bodies are ours to display in any form we wish. Intellectual property lawsuits regarding the rights of tattoo artists have begun to highlight a number of questions concerning who…
  • Sep 23

    Artist Suing Police for Violating her Constitutional Right

    Artist Suing Police for Violating her Constitutional Right
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Idaho and Co-counsel have filed a lawsuit against Idaho State Police on behalf of the Visual Arts Collective, Alley Repertory Theater, and performance artist Anne McDonald. McDonald is claiming the…
  • Sep 21

    Proposed Law will Protect International Art Loans from US Court Jurisdiction

    Proposed Law will Protect International Art Loans from US Court Jurisdiction
    According to many museum professionals, certain countries are reluctant to loan works of art to arts institutions in the United States due to ongoing ownership or provenance questions. A recent bill sent to Senate for consideration, the…
Rank this Week: 456

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/
  • Sep 24

    Racial Harassment of Home Owners Civil Suit Settles With Apology and Undisclosed Monetary Payment

    Racial Harassment of Home Owners Civil Suit Settles With Apology and Undisclosed Monetary Payment
    One specific alleged incident included in the complain happened in 2013 when Calliari allegedly drove past Mobley and Powell walking in the street because their neighborhood does not have sidewalks. Calliari allegedly made a U-turn, pulled up…
  • Sep 20

    Uber Cannot Escape Price Fixing Class Action Through Arbitration Agreement New York Federal Judge Rule

    Uber Cannot Escape Price Fixing Class Action Through Arbitration Agreement New York Federal Judge Rule
    According to Uber, the company's terms of service require all disputes to be settled via arbitration. Arbitration was initially created as a way for companies to settle disputes between themselves without crowding the courts with business…
  • Sep 15

    Uber Class Action Settlement Rejected

    Uber Class Action Settlement Rejected
    Judge Chen also pointed out that the drivers ran a greater risk by pursuing the matter in court than Uber because Uber's employment contract includes an arbitration agreement. If the case makes it to the Ninth Circuit Court, there's a chance…
Rank this Week: 323

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

Covers workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. By Arkady Itkin.

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

    Being Laid Off And The Right to Stock Option

    Being Laid Off And The Right to Stock Option
    One of the more painful things that happen to employees of start-ups in San Francisco and the rest of Silicon Valley is being laid off shortly before or right before they become eligible for a stock or right before an important vesting…
  • Sep 10

    Can You Be Fired While On Disability Leave?

    Can You Be Fired While On Disability Leave?
    One common question employees ask is whether they can be fired while on disability leave and whether that would be legal. The reality is that an employer can choose to fire you at any time for any reason, and nothing can physically stop them…
  • Aug 28

    What FMLA Protection Does And Does Not Mean

    What FMLA Protection Does And Does Not Mean
    Many employees (and employers) misunderstand what FMLA protection means. They assume that this protection provides them with a certain immunity from being terminated – i.e. that they cannot be terminated while on FMLA leave no…
Rank this Week: 511

The Fred Parks Law Library Blog

The Fred Parks Law Library Blog

Covers legal news and resources. From the South Texas College of Law.

http://thefredparkslawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 24

    Banned Books Week

    Banned Books Week
    Banned Books Week began in 1982, as a way to bring banned books to the attention of the public. It has continued every year since as an annual celebration of the freedom to read.Some of the most eloquent writing on the importance of…
  • Sep 16

    A More Perfect Union: Celebrating the Constitution in an Election Year

    A More Perfect Union: Celebrating the Constitution in an Election Year
    by Heather Kushnerick, Special Collections Librarian & College Archivist     On September 17, 1787, the delegates of the Constitutional Convention approved and signed the document they had worked on all summer in…
  • Aug 27

    The Fred Parks Library will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 5th.

    The Fred Parks Library will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 5th.
    We hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Rank this Week: 334

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

Covers California employment law trends, cases and issues. By Anthony Zaller.

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 431

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan drug crimes and drunk driving. By Attorney Jeffrey J. Randa.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 429

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

Covers employment issues related to corrections officers, firefighters, and police officers in New Jersey. By Frank M. Crivelli of Arpaia and Crivelli.

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
  • Sep 23

    Appellate Division Upholds Officers’ Suspension in Connection with Off-Duty Bar Fight

    Appellate Division Upholds Officers’ Suspension in Connection with Off-Duty Bar Fight
    As reported by N.J.com, the Pennsauken Police Department was right to suspend six officers in 2011 for violating rules and hindering the investigation of a fight that involved two off-duty officers, an appellate court has ruled. The…
  • Sep 21

    NJ Attorney General Announces $550K For Police Body Camera

    NJ Attorney General Announces $550K For Police Body Camera
    As reported by NJ.com, New Jersey’s Attorney General will give out more than half a million dollars in funding for police departments across the State to purchase body-worn cameras.  The announcement marks the second round of…
  • Sep 20

    Bill to Require AG Investigations of Deaths in Police Custody Advance

    Bill to Require AG Investigations of Deaths in Police Custody Advance
    As reported by Observer.com, a bill that would have the New Jersey state Attorney General’s office investigate all civilian deaths at the hands of police advanced in a legislative committee Monday. Against misgivings from a…
Rank this Week: 440

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Covers issues relating to wills, trusts, estate planning, and probate in Texas. By Rania Combs.

http://www.texaswillsandtrustslaw.com
  • Sep 23

    Can a Bank Reject a Valid Power of Attorney?

    Can a Bank Reject a Valid Power of Attorney?
    Every adult should have a durable power of attorney. A durable power of attorney allows you to appoint someone you trust to engage is specified business, financial and legal transactions on your behalf. It’s called durable because it…
  • Sep 21

    Can I Fight the Intestacy Laws?

    Can I Fight the Intestacy Laws?
    I received a note recently from someone asking if it was possible for her to fight the intestacy laws. She and her husband had been married for 31 years and he had died without a Will. Her husband bad been married previously and had three…
  • Sep 14

    Will Jointly Owned Property Automatically Pass to My Spouse When I Die?

    Will Jointly Owned Property Automatically Pass to My Spouse When I Die?
    A lot of people mistakenly assume that all jointly-held property automatically passes to a surviving spouse when one spouse dies. That is not necessarily the case. Jointly-held property can be held as tenants in common or as joint tenants…
Rank this Week: 377

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 9/23/16

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 9/23/16
    The Trump Foundation continues to be hot in the news and, if the reports are true, a lesson in how a private foundation cannot be governed and operated. Meanwhile, New York City hosted the Social Good Summit, the United Nations ……
  • Sep 22

    The Power of Nonprofit Advocacy: Best Lobbying Resource Ever!

    The Power of Nonprofit Advocacy: Best Lobbying Resource Ever!
    From Independent Sector – Voter polling commissioned by Independent Sector has found that, across the political spectrum, American voters are overwhelmingly united in support of the charitable sector. The findings are summarized in a…
  • Sep 19

    20th Annual Western Conference on Tax-Exempt Organization

    20th Annual Western Conference on Tax-Exempt Organization
    The 20th annual Western Conference on Tax-Exempt Organizations (WCTEO) will take place at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on December 1-2, 2016. The WCTEO has been my top go-to conference every year since…
Rank this Week: 469

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

Covers copyright and other intellectual property topics. By Tonya Gisselberg.

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Sep 23

    Trade Secret Misappropriation Defeats Maze of Copyright Preemption Claim

    Trade Secret Misappropriation Defeats Maze of Copyright Preemption Claim
    GlobeRanger is a software company that specializes in radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.  GlobeRanger RFID solutions focus on inventory management, allowing users to filter, process and store inventory information in real…
  • Sep 16

    PlumbBob Flash Drive Design May Be Protected by Copyright

    PlumbBob Flash Drive Design May Be Protected by Copyright
    Electronic Arts (EA) creates a variety of online games, including The Sims.  The Sims game includes a gem-shaped icon called a “PlumbBob.”  To promote a Collector’s Edition of The Sims, EA contracted with…
  • Sep 2

    Stem Cell Photographer's $1.6 Million Copyright Infringement Jury Verdict Upheld

    Stem Cell Photographer's $1.6 Million Copyright Infringement Jury Verdict Upheld
    Andrew Leonard photographs stem cells using an electron microscope.  Due to the technical skill required, he is one of just a handful of such photographers.  Leonard pays a scientific research institution to use its electron…
Rank this Week: 503

Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice,…

Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC Blog

Covers Maryland criminal law.

http://www.ricelawmd.com/blog
  • Sep 22

    Maryland Ignition Interlock Program

    Maryland Ignition Interlock Program
    Maryland Ignition Interlock Program What is ignition interlock? The Maryland ignition interlock program is designed to deter drivers from operating a motor vehicle while they are impaired or under the influence of alcohol. An ignition…
  • Sep 15

    Considering Filing for Divorce? Take These Steps First

    Considering Filing for Divorce? Take These Steps First
    Divorce1 has a way of bringing out the worst in people. Even you and your spouse both realize that the marriage is not working and agree to end your marriage, the process of separating your lives and finances can create significant conflict.…
  • Sep 15

    Considering Filing for Divorce? Take These Steps First

    Considering Filing for Divorce? Take These Steps First
    Divorce1 has a way of bringing out the worst in people. Even you and your spouse both realize that the marriage is not working and agree to end your marriage, the process of separating your lives and finances can create significant conflict.…
Rank this Week: 471

Navigable Waters

Navigable Waters

Covers maritime law, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and the Defense Base Act. By Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett.

http://navwaters.com/
  • Sep 22

    The Implications of Hanjin’s Bankruptcy

    The Implications of Hanjin’s Bankruptcy
    Hanjin Shipping Company originates in South Korea but is internationally recognized in the maritime industry. Responsible for a substantial portion of the industry’s shipping needs, Hanjin is the world’s seventh-largest container…
  • Sep 14

    Ninth Circuit Denies Concurrent Compensation to DBA Claimant

    Ninth Circuit Denies Concurrent Compensation to DBA Claimant
    In this claim for benefits brought under the Defense Base Act as an extension of the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Claimant alleged that he sustained both a hearing loss injury and a lower back injury caused by a…
  • Sep 13

    New LHWCA Compensation Rates Announced

    New LHWCA Compensation Rates Announced
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics has determined the national average weekly wage to be $718.24, a 2.17% increase over the current NAWW of $703.00. Therefore, effective October 1, 2016, the new minimum compensation rate under the LHWCA will be…
Rank this Week: 460

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Focuses on complliance, corporate governance, disclosure, mergers and tax issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 328

Broke and Broker

Broke and Broker

Covers the Wall Street docket of criminal, civil, regulatory, and arbitration cases. By Bill Singer.

http://brokeandbroker.com/index.php
  • Sep 22

    Customer Twice Victimized By Broker's Impersonation and Online Disclosure

    Customer Twice Victimized By Broker's Impersonation and Online Disclosure
    The conduct of the registered representative featured in today's BrokeAndBroker.com Blog was improper; by way of spoiler alert, the rep impersonated one of her customers.  The employer discharged the rep in 2014 but things sort of go…
  • Sep 20

    NY Life Rep Crosses Arbitration Rubicon With Expungement Case

    NY Life Rep Crosses Arbitration Rubicon With Expungement Case
    A former registered representative sued his former employer for six figures in damages. The causes of action were impressive. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's online BrokerCheck disclosed negative comments about the reasons for…
  • Sep 12

    Sportspicks.com Founder Lose FINRA Regulatory Wager

    Sportspicks.com Founder Lose FINRA Regulatory Wager
    In and out. On and off. Registered and unregistered. There are points and counterpoints to many things in life and on Wall Street. There are things that you can do when unregistered that do not require any regulatory disclosures; but,…
Rank this Week: 498

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Offers insights and developments in copyright and trademark law. By Mintz Levin.

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
  • Sep 22

    ITC general exclusion orders are an increasingly popular tool to fight knockoff

    ITC general exclusion orders are an increasingly popular tool to fight knockoff
    The October 2016 issue of Financier Worldwide features our article discussing the ITC’s general exclusion order procedure and how it impacts fighting counterfeit goods. Though the US International Trade Commission (ITC) is most often…
  • Aug 1

    9th Circuit Clarifies Definition of Trade Secrets in US v. Nosal

    9th Circuit Clarifies Definition of Trade Secrets in US v. Nosal
    My colleagues at the Global IP Matters blog highlight today the decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals which provides clarification of what the courts consider a “trade secret” under the new Defense of Trade…
  • Aug 1

    9th Circuit Clarifies Definition of Trade Secrets in US v. Nosal

    9th Circuit Clarifies Definition of Trade Secrets in US v. Nosal
    My colleagues at the Global IP Matters blog highlight today the decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals which provides clarification of what the courts consider a “trade secret” under the new Defense of Trade…
Rank this Week: 353

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Woodbury Financial Terminates Broker David Ross Over Private Securities Transaction

    Woodbury Financial Terminates Broker David Ross Over Private Securities Transaction
    The investment fraud lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating the employment termination filed with The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) by Woodbury Financial Services, Inc. (Woodbury Financial) involving broker David Ross (Ross).…
  • Sep 21

    Morgan Stanley Terminates Broker Brian Sak Over Outside Business Activitie

    Morgan Stanley Terminates Broker Brian Sak Over Outside Business Activitie
    The investment fraud lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating the employment termination filed with The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) by Morgan Stanley involving broker Brian Sak (Sak). According to BrokerCheck records Sak is…
  • Sep 21

    Broker Investigation: Advisor Bassam Salem

    Broker Investigation: Advisor Bassam Salem
    The securities lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating a customer complaints filed with The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against broker Bassam Salem (Salem).  According to BrokerCheck records Salem has been subject to at…
Rank this Week: 370

Law Blog

Law Blog

A blog of legal issues and discussions. By Sean R. Hanover.

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    How do I expunge a conviction in Washington, DC?

    How do I expunge a conviction in Washington, DC?
    A great question was asked of a potential client today, and I thought I would share the answer: I have been convicted in Washington, DC of violating a Temporary Protection Order. I am currently appealing this. If I loose this on appeal, can…
  • Sep 16

    Can my family hire me as an immigrant in the United States?

    Can my family hire me as an immigrant in the United States?
    So I was in the office today, and received an email requesting assistance with the following question: I would like details about a green card. I have family who are citizens here. They own a business, can they sponsor me for a green card? …
  • Sep 14

    Can my employer fire me for being away on jury duty?

    Can my employer fire me for being away on jury duty?
    We answered a question about jury duty, and I thought it might be helpful for others: Must an employer pay the salary of employee who lives in DC, and is required to serve on a jury at DC Superior Court, even if they work in Maryland or…
Rank this Week: 372

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 21

    Jacksonville Man Faces 25 Years In Prison In Fatal New Year’s Day 2013 Crash

    Jacksonville Man Faces 25 Years In Prison In Fatal New Year’s Day 2013 Crash
    A man arrested after a fatal crash New Year’s Day in 2013, which killed one passenger and seriously injured two others, was found guilty Tuesday of multiple charges. The 23-year-old man was found guilty of DUI manslaughter and two…
  • Sep 20

    Bradenton Woman Accused of Sending Neighbor Bomb Threat

    Bradenton Woman Accused of Sending Neighbor Bomb Threat
    A Bradenton woman is in jail after police claim she sent a bomb threat to her neighbor last weekend, resulting in the entire block being evacuated.   The 50-year-old woman made her first appearance in court on Monday. Investigators…
  • Sep 19

    St. Pete Police Officer Arrested for Domestic Battery

    St. Pete Police Officer Arrested for Domestic Battery
    A St. Petersburg police officer has been charged with domestic battery. According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, the man was arrested Monday following an altercation with his live-in girlfriend. The alleged incident occurred…
Rank this Week: 322

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Covers Massachusetts family and divorce law. By Nancy R. Van Tine.

http://www.massachusettsdivorcelawmonitor.com/
  • Sep 21

    12 of the Most Common Divorce-Related Question

    12 of the Most Common Divorce-Related Question
    Hi there, If you’re considering a divorce, prepare to face some of the most difficult questions of your life. The divorce process doesn’t have to be a minefield of uncertainty, though. Some of the most common mistakes are also the…
  • Sep 1

    How to Choose the Right Divorce Attorney for You

    How to Choose the Right Divorce Attorney for You
    Hi there, People have very strong opinions on whether to hire a divorce attorney. One friend may tell you, “Oh I didn’t use an attorney, and it was fine.” Another may say, “My attorney was terrible, the ex got…
  • Aug 26

    2016 Best Legal Blog Competition Nomination

    2016 Best Legal Blog Competition Nomination
    If you find the Divorce Law Monitor blog to be helpful, we could use your assistance with something! Please indulge us as we ask for a quick favor. The Expert Institute is accepting nominations for the 2016 Best Legal Blog Competition,…
Rank this Week: 513

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Discusses of compliance, conflicts, intake and other risk issues for law firm risk professionals.

http://www.lawfirmrisk.com/
  • Sep 21

    VIDEO INTERVIEW: Discussing Risk (Trends, Conflicts, OCGs & More)

    VIDEO INTERVIEW: Discussing Risk (Trends, Conflicts, OCGs & More)
    VIDEO: "Law Firm Risk Discussion" -- At the recent ILTA conference, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Mike Guernon, director of new business and conflicts at Orrick, and seasoned Risk Roundtable veteran. This was part of the…
  • Sep 20

    Information Security: Certification, the Cloud and Client

    Information Security: Certification, the Cloud and Client
    Two interesting security updates to share. First, Philip N. Yannella, Partner and co-leader of Ballard Spahr’s privacy and security group, writes: "Law Firms Are Seeking Data Security Certification (Perspective)" --"In the wake of a…
  • Sep 19

    Conflicts News: Consistently Checked, Sides Switched

    Conflicts News: Consistently Checked, Sides Switched
    Randy Evans and Shari Klevens, Dentons US partners remind us: "Consistent Conflicts Checks Are Critical" --"Most lawyers dread the process of checking, evaluating and resolving conflicts of interest. Perhaps it's because 'conflicts' issues…
Rank this Week: 485

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Zambia's New Traditional Knowldege, Genetic Resources and Expressions of Folklore Act.

    Zambia's New Traditional Knowldege, Genetic Resources and Expressions of Folklore Act.
    A Zambian citenge depicting a village scene.(This is the one Little Leo has with her far from home,so this is the one that gets pictured.)Little Leo promised you a look at Zambia’s new TK, GR and EOF bill, so here we go.  Quite…
  • Sep 18

    Anything you can think of can be 3D printed. But what about intellectual property?

    Anything you can think of can be 3D printed. But what about intellectual property?
    SLA 3D Printer used by Rabbit Whatever object you can think of, as long as it’s not giant-sized, can be 3D printed these days. NASA is sending 3D printers onboard spacecraft, to print spare parts if and when they’re needed. Nike…
  • Sep 17

    Zambia Welcomes Two New IP Treatie

    Zambia Welcomes Two New IP Treatie
    What better to do during cold season than sit huddled inside signing IP bills into law?  At least that seems to be the case for usually-quiet Zed with the introduction of two new IP laws this past June.  The Industrial Designs Act…
Rank this Week: 500

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

Covers False Claims Act and related statutes. By Ben Vernia.

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 387

The Jersey Lawyer

The Jersey Lawyer

Covers New Jersey law on personal injury, business litigation, and criminal defense. By Nace Naumoski.

http://yournjlawyer.com
  • Sep 19

    Interactive Map – All of New Jersey’s 2015 Fatal Accident

    Interactive Map – All of New Jersey’s 2015 Fatal Accident
    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released their final data for 2015 and the numbers are alarming. According to their report, 35, 092 people were killed in…
  • Sep 19

    Interactive Map – All of New Jersey’s 2015 Fatal Accident

    Interactive Map – All of New Jersey’s 2015 Fatal Accident
    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released their final data for 2015 and the numbers are alarming. According to their report, 35, 092 people were killed in…
  • Aug 12

    WARNING FOR PARENTS: 100 Deadliest Days for Teen Driver

    WARNING FOR PARENTS: 100 Deadliest Days for Teen Driver
    New Jersey Accident Lawyers Editor’s Note: If you are driving right now, thank you for clicking on our article but please put off reading it until later. While it might further illustrate our message, we wouldn’t want…
Rank this Week: 476

Family Law Topics

Family Law Topics

Covers family and divorce law. By Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP.

http://www.familylawtopics.com/
  • Sep 19

    Spoliation of Social Media Evidence: Think Before You Delete

    Spoliation of Social Media Evidence: Think Before You Delete
    We have all heard the warning, “Be careful of what you post on the Internet!” However, all of us find ourselves in a situation where we wish we had been more cautious and could take back what we posted on social media. Typically…
  • Sep 6

    Blumenthal v Brewer: What Can Go Wrong If Couples Do Not Marry

    Blumenthal v Brewer: What Can Go Wrong If Couples Do Not Marry
    Women and men who do not marry each other, even in decades-long relationships, have no right to maintenance (formerly called alimony) if the relationship ends.  These unmarried women and men also have no right to their former…
  • Aug 24

    New Study Finds Seasonal Increases in Divorce

    New Study Finds Seasonal Increases in Divorce
    The transition from the summer to fall season usually brings to mind students returning to school, the kickoff of the football matchups and the leaves changing colors.  A recent study conducted by sociologists at the University of…
Rank this Week: 321

California Debt Blog

California Debt Blog

Provides information and advice about debt collection, dealing with debt collectors, and how to protect yourself from the tactics of the debt collection industry. By Jonathan G. Stein.

http://www.californiadebtblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Portfolio Recovery Associates Dismisses 2 Case

    Portfolio Recovery Associates Dismisses 2 Case
    In what is good news for one of my clients, she was sued by Portfolio Recovery Associates in 2 separate cases. The lawsuits were filed in 2012 for two alleged credit card debts. She denied she owed any money to...
  • Aug 24

    Debt collectors calling about debts you do not owe

    Debt collectors calling about debts you do not owe
    Debt collectors call a lot of people about debts. Heck, I got a call over the weekend from Portfolio Recovery Associates about a debt owed by Jonathan A Stein. Of course, that isn't my name. And the last four of...
  • Feb 2

    Debt Collection is the 2nd Most Popular Scam

    Debt Collection is the 2nd Most Popular Scam
    The Better Business Bureau came out with their top 10 scams of 2015. Yes, I know it is already February of 2016, but I had to help people who were victims of the first two scams: IRS issues and debt...
Rank this Week: 425

Law and Other Things

Law and Other Things

Covers Indian law, courts and the Constitution.

http://lawandotherthings.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    Gautam Bhatia's "Offend, Shock or Disturb" - A Review

    Gautam Bhatia's "Offend, Shock or Disturb" - A Review
    Guest Post by Adithya ReddyGautam Bhatia’s book on free speech is a first of its kind work on any Part III right. It will be indispensable reading for any future research on the constitutional history of free speech, as also on the…
  • Sep 10

    Australian Correspondence: Lessons for ‘Trade and Commerce’ in India from Cole v Whitfield

    Australian Correspondence: Lessons for ‘Trade and Commerce’ in India from Cole v Whitfield
    As Vikram has previously noted, the interpretation of Part XIII of the Indian Constitution (regarding trade, commerce and intercourse within India) has once again arisen for interpretation. These provisions draw upon (but are not precisely…
  • Sep 8

    Throttling Net Neutrality: A Fast Lane to Success?

    Throttling Net Neutrality: A Fast Lane to Success?
    Guest Post by Ashwin MurthyNet neutrality in its most basic understanding is the principle that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and the Government regulating the Internet must treat all data of the Internet the same. In a situation however…
Rank this Week: 366