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International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Aug 18

    APEC’s Complementarity to the WTO via Plurilateral Agreement

    APEC’s Complementarity to the WTO via Plurilateral Agreement
    Now that the WTO members failed to adopt the protocol on the Trade Facilitation (TF) Agreement, APEC members try to fill in the gap. APEC Leaders instructed their officials to work toward the APEC TF Agreement between APEC members and...
  • Aug 18

    What Should the U.S. Judge in the Argentina Debt Case Have Done?

    What Should the U.S. Judge in the Argentina Debt Case Have Done?
    I'm still trying to sort out what I think should happen in the Argentina debt crisis case. I gather that a lot of people are mad at the U.S. judge who prevented Argentina from making payments to those creditors who...
  • Aug 17

    Russia’s Account of Negotiation History: Reason for Deletion Further Explained

    Russia’s Account of Negotiation History: Reason for Deletion Further Explained
    On the question raised in my last post – what was the reason for deleting from Russia’s accession protocol the sentence on non-derogation of its rights under the WTO Agreement – I have now located further explanation in…
Rank this Week: 384

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Aug 18

    Zimmerman on Presidential Settlement

    Zimmerman on Presidential Settlement
    Adam Zimmerman (Loyola Los Angeles) has a guest post at the Penn Program on Regulation on regulating settlements brokered by the executive branch.
  • Aug 18

    Hastings Law Journal Symposium on Atlantic Marine

    Hastings Law Journal Symposium on Atlantic Marine
    We covered earlier the upcoming Hastings Law Journal symposium on the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Atlantic Marine Construction Co. v. U.S. District Court. It will take place in San Francisco on Friday, September 19th. Here’s an…
  • Aug 17

    Wasserman on Mass Torts, Future Claimants & Global Peace

    Wasserman on Mass Torts, Future Claimants & Global Peace
    Rhonda Wasserman (Pittsburgh) has posted on SSRN a draft of her article, Future Claimants and the Quest for Global Peace, which will appear in the Emory Law Journal. Here’s the abstract: In the mass tort context, the defendant typically…
Rank this Week: 357

Illinois Sexual Harassment…

Illinois Sexual Harassment Attorney Blog

Covers employment discrimination, constructive discharge, gender discrimination, and sexual harassment. By Peter M. LaSorsa.

http://www.illinoissexualharassmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Bertolini Corporation Settles Retaliation Lawsuit For $92,500

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

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

    Royal Tire, Inc. Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit For $182,500
    Royal Tire, Inc. pays $182,500 to settle a gender discrimination lawsuit. The discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). According to published accounts, between January 2008 and June 2011, Royal…
  • Aug 10

    Turner Machine Company Settles Retaliation Lawsuit For $80,000

    Turner Machine Company Settles Retaliation Lawsuit For $80,000
    Turner Machine Company pays $80,000 to settle a retaliation a lawsuit. The federal lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). According to documents, which were made public, Ken Woodard was hired by Turner in…
Rank this Week: 371

Pennsylvania Injury Lawyer Blog

Pennsylvania Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers auto accidents, environmental toxins, nursing home abuse and wrongful death. By Anapol Schwartz.

http://www.pennsylvania-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Personal Injury Lawyer Jim Ronca Named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyer

    Personal Injury Lawyer Jim Ronca Named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyer
    Philadelphia personal injury Lawyer Jim Ronca, a partner at Anapol Schwartz, was named Philadelphia Lawyer of the Year in the 2015 edition of Philadelphia’s Best Lawyers. Philadelphia's Best Lawyers, a part of The Best Lawyers in…
  • Aug 12

    Obtaining Justice with a Bus Accident Lawyer

    Obtaining Justice with a Bus Accident Lawyer
    Millions of passengers rely on buses and other forms of public transportation to get them from point A to point B on a daily basis. As passengers, we trust that the bus driver will safely get us to our destination. This is not always the…
  • Aug 11

    Cancer Death Linked to Morcellation Procedure

    Cancer Death Linked to Morcellation Procedure
    Morcellation results in hundreds of avoidable deaths each year, according to an unpublished paper written by Harvard Medical School and Boston University doctors. Nancy Lincoln Davies, a 59-year-old gliding instructor from New Hampshire, was…
Rank this Week: 353

Beyond Structured Settlements

Beyond Structured Settlements

Covers 468B settlement funds, factoring, medicare set-aside arrangements, settlement planning, special needs trusts and structured settlements. By Patrick Hindert.

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • Aug 18

    Life Care Planner

    Life Care Planner
    The increasing number, importance and roles of life care planners represents one of the most significant developments S2KM has observed while attending 2014 structured settlement and settlement planning stakeholder educational conferences .…
  • Aug 6

    AAJ 2014 Annual Meeting

    AAJ 2014 Annual Meeting
    Increasing use of structured settlements by plaintiff attorneys and their clients requires a more "unified marketing strategy" by stakeholders according to multiple brokers who exhibited at the recent American Association for Justice (AAJ)…
  • Jul 23

    Single-Claimant QSFs Revisited

    Single-Claimant QSFs Revisited
    Single-claimant qualified settlement funds (SCQSFs) represent one of the two most politically divisive issues within the structured settlement industry - with the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) opposing and the…
Rank this Week: 377

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 18

    The Grandmother, Child Pornography and the 4th Amendment

    The Grandmother, Child Pornography and the 4th Amendment
    After Louis Colon–Gentile was charged “in a seven-count indictment with distribution, receipt, and possession of child pornography, in violation of Title 18, United States Code §§…
  • Aug 15

    Adultery, Emails and Spyware

    Adultery, Emails and Spyware
    After the Family Court in Lexington County, South Carolina granted a divorce to James Arthur Teeter III and Debra Teeter, James appealed the “court's rulings regarding the valuation and classification of property” at issue in the…
  • Aug 13

    Authentication, Facebook and Assault

    Authentication, Facebook and Assault
    A jury in the Coahoma County Circuit Court convicted Crystal Clay of aggravated assault and the trial judge sentenced her “to serve three years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, with two years of post-release…
Rank this Week: 380

The JAG Hunter

The JAG Hunter

Covers legal deveopments involving the military and military personnel.

http://thejaghunter.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 364

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Aug 18

    Survey Results: CEO Succession Planning

    Survey Results: CEO Succession Planning
    I have posted the results of our survey regarding CEO succession planning, repeated below (compare to a similar survey from ’11): 1. Our company: - Has a written CEO succession plan in a formal document or policy – 14% - Has a…
  • Aug 18

    Poll: How Are You Responding to Your SDX Shareholder Engagement Letter?

    Poll: How Are You Responding to Your SDX Shareholder Engagement Letter?
    In the course of my blog entitled “Shareholder Engagement: Should Directors Be Politicians? 10 Things to Consider,” I noted that 1000 companies recently received a letter from SDX asking boards to “consider adopting and…
  • Aug 15

    ISS’ New “Equity Compensation Plans” Data Verification Portal: 10 Things to Know

    ISS’ New “Equity Compensation Plans” Data Verification Portal: 10 Things to Know
    Perhaps as a reaction to the SEC’s SLB 20 – or Commissioner Gallagher’s continuing war of words against the current state of proxy advisors – yesterday, ISS announced the upcoming launch of a new “data…
Rank this Week: 375

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
Rank this Week: 392

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Baby Boomers Stand to Benefit Most from Medical Marijuana Legalization

    Baby Boomers Stand to Benefit Most from Medical Marijuana Legalization
    Medical marijuana has been proven to help individuals with a wide range of medical conditions in a diverse pool of users, ranging from children to the elderly. While the benefits of marijuana aren't narrowed to one group, studies show that…
  • Aug 14

    Simulator Tests Drivers' Ability While Stoned

    Simulator Tests Drivers' Ability While Stoned
    One of the problems with setting a legal limit and prosecuting "stoned drivers" is that researchers and law enforcement officials have not yet determined, "how stoned is too stoned" to drive. Scientists working for the federal government…
  • Aug 12

    Bill Exempts "Charlotte's Web" Strain Under Controlled Substances Act

    Bill Exempts "Charlotte's Web" Strain Under Controlled Substances Act
    In a federal shift that could signal leniency in future national marijuana laws, the House of Representatives announced a bill that would exempt certain strains of marijuana for medical purposes. The bill stops short of legalizing the strains…
Rank this Week: 363

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

Covers health law and compliance issues. By The Health Law Partners.

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

    OIG Posts New Guidance for Submitting a Contractor Self-Disclosure

    OIG Posts New Guidance for Submitting a Contractor Self-Disclosure
    On August 12, 2014, the Office of Inspector General ("OIG") posted new guidance for contractors self-disclosing violations of federal criminal law involving fraud, conflict of interest, bribery, or gratuity violations or violations of the…
  • Jul 16

    Halifax Health to Pay $1M Settlement in False Claims Case

    Halifax Health to Pay $1M Settlement in False Claims Case
    One of the most widely viewed False Claims Act (FCA) cases filed against a hospital is coming to an end--Florida hospital, Halifax Health, is preparing to pay $1 million to settle a $73 million dollar Medicare overbilling case. Potentially,…
  • Jul 16

    D.C. Circuit Restores Attorney-Client Privilege Protection for Internal Investigation

    D.C. Circuit Restores Attorney-Client Privilege Protection for Internal Investigation
    Companies doing business in highly-regulated industries, including the health care industry, were left holding their breath after a D.C. district court ruled that the attorney-client privilege doctrine did not attach to a company's internal…
Rank this Week: 385

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Aug 14

    Blog Post: Global 20: Norton Rose Fulbright

    Blog Post: Global 20: Norton Rose Fulbright
    In the past year, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP attorneys around the world have helped steer a $3.2 billion port project in Jakarta, Indonesia, a merger that created the largest bank in Africa and financing for the construction of Quebec's first…
  • Aug 14

    Blog Post: Feds Propose Critical Habitat Across 9 States For Cuckoo

    Blog Post: Feds Propose Critical Habitat Across 9 States For Cuckoo
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a proposal Thursday that would create more than 500,000 acres worth of critical habitat in California, Texas and seven other states for the western distinct population segment of the threatened…
  • Aug 14

    Blog Post: DOE Formally Scraps Conditional LNG Export Approval

    Blog Post: DOE Formally Scraps Conditional LNG Export Approval
    The U.S. Department of Energy has finalized its proposal to hold off on considering projects that export liquefied natural gas to countries lacking free trade agreements with the U.S. until their environmental reviews are completed, according…
Rank this Week: 366

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer…

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, custody, and child support. By Sandy T. Fox, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdaledivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 388

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Aug 12

    That’s one way to do it

    That’s one way to do it
    It is a pretty common story — “christians” protest other people having fun. In this case, a church in Ohio decided that it is their business to protest a strip club and to harass its patrons. What makes the story uncommon…
  • Aug 12

    California Considers “Affirmative Consent” Requirement for Sex at College

    California Considers “Affirmative Consent” Requirement for Sex at College
    The motivation for this law is noble – who doesn’t want college kids to consent before sex? If SB-967 passes, then California colleges will be required to adopt policies that require “an affirmative, unambiguous and…
  • Aug 6

    Gov. Dewey was Wrong: Obama 2016

    Gov. Dewey was Wrong: Obama 2016
    During his 1944 campaign for President, N.Y. Governor Thomas Dewey argued that permitting Pres. Roosevelt to have a fourth term was a dangerous threat to freedom. Gov. Dewey lost in 1944 and, more famously, in 1948 against Pres. Truman.…
Rank this Week: 376

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 378

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Covers quirky questions in employment law. By Dorsey & Whitney LLP.

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
Rank this Week: 383

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Seattle Trademark Lawyer

Covers trademark law developments from Seattle and beyond. By Michael Atkins.

http://seattletrademarklawyer.com/
  • Aug 10

    Taking the Mystery out of Trademark Use

    Taking the Mystery out of Trademark Use
    Before a trademark can be registered, it has to be used. There’s one exception to that — if a mark is registered in a foreign country, it can be registered in the States without having been used here. But even then, the…
  • Jun 27

    Decision on Redskins Trademark Proper but Mostly Symbollic

    Decision on Redskins Trademark Proper but Mostly Symbollic
    No question, the PTO got it right. The PTO’s administrative law branch, the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, finally decided the REDSKINS trademark is too offensive to continue to justify the expanded rights that stem from…
  • Jun 1

    Washington's Bill to Tax Marijuana Trademarks is a Bad Idea

    Washington's Bill to Tax Marijuana Trademarks is a Bad Idea
    During Washington’s last legislative session, Olympia considered taxing marijuana trademarks. It’s a bad idea. But first, a little background on the bill. If passed, House Bill 1976, would have levied a “tax of three…
Rank this Week: 351

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

Covers intellectual property & technology law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Indiana. By Kenan Farrell.

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 394

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

Covers managing in-house counsel groups. By Rees Morrison.

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    General Counsel of Fortune 500 companies, company revenue and law school rank

    General Counsel of Fortune 500 companies, company revenue and law school rank
    Let’s look at the Fortune 500 companies broken into equal-sized revenue categories and see if there is any pattern about the law school of their top lawyers. The plot below shows 20 revenue categories increasing from $4.8 billion for…
  • Jul 29

    A Shepard’s diagram of the three legal services companies can enlist

    A Shepard’s diagram of the three legal services companies can enlist
    A Shepard’s diagram typically describes the composition of soil in terms of three materials: clay, silt, and sand. The pyramid labels each portion according to the respective proportions of those materials in a particular clump of soil.…
  • Jul 28

    Leveling off of law school rank and number of general counsel of Fortune 500 companie

    Leveling off of law school rank and number of general counsel of Fortune 500 companie
    Setting aside the number of students in each class of the ranked law schools, is there any pattern in the number of graduates who are Fortune 500 general counsel according to the law school’s rank? The plot above shows the number of…
Rank this Week: 395

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

Follows the issues related to Medicare Set Asides and MMSEA compliance. By MEDVAL, LLC.

http://www.medval.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 381

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 391

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

Covers current events in divorce. By John E. Harding.

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Jul 29

    Selecting your Professional Divorce Team

    Selecting your Professional Divorce Team
    Divorce is a complex process that affects just about every aspect of your life: financial, emotional, physical and legal. Unless you’ve been married for only a short time and have no property, assets, or children, you’ll probably…
  • Jul 23

    Tax Tips and Trap

    Tax Tips and Trap
    Here are two topics you’d probably rather not think about: Divorce and Taxes. If you’re separated or newly divorced, however, it could be worth your while to get some good financial advice about both. Spousal Support Also known in…
  • Jul 8

    Shared Parenting

    Shared Parenting
    Separation always disrupts the familiar patterns of family life. Routines and responsibilities that had been established as the family grew and developed have to be renegotiated. How your family operated probably came about without a lot…
Rank this Week: 386

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: 368

Law is Cool

Law is Cool

Law school blog and podcast from Canada.

http://lawiscool.com
  • Jul 13

    Can we balance work and our personal life?

    Can we balance work and our personal life?
    By: Hilary Bowser It can be extremely difficult to work in the field of law and make time for our family and friends. Many believe that to be successful in our careers we must make sacrifices in our personal life. Is there truly a way to…
  • Jul 9

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    by Stephanie Hannah
  • Jul 8

    My Clio Day

    My Clio Day
    By: Hilary Bowser
Rank this Week: 389

Digital Media Law Project Blog

Digital Media Law Project Blog

Covers defamation, anonymity, copyright, trademark, SLAPP and other online journalism legal topics. By the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.

http://www.dmlp.org/
  • Jun 24

    Seven Years of Serving and Studying the Legal Needs of Digital Journalism

    Seven Years of Serving and Studying the Legal Needs of Digital Journalism
    We have some important news to share from the Digital Media Law Project. After seven years of providing legal assistance to independent journalism through various methods, the DMLP will soon spin off its most effective initiatives and cease…
  • Jun 3

    DMLP Announcement: A New Report on Media Credentialing in the United State

    DMLP Announcement: A New Report on Media Credentialing in the United State
    The Digital Media Law Project at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the Journalist's Resource project at Harvard's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy are pleased to release a new report:…
  • May 13

    Will E.U. Court's Privacy Ruling Break the Internet?

    Will E.U. Court's Privacy Ruling Break the Internet?
    In 2012, a bevy of internet companies and web sites waged a successful campaign against bills in Congress -- the PROTECT IP Act and Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) --  meant to combat copyright privacy. In the face of this opposition, the…
Rank this Week: 352

A Child is Missing

A Child is Missing

Reports on federal Hague Convention child abduction cases By Joel R. Brandes.

http://joelbrandes.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 374

KEYTLaw

KEYTLaw

Covers Arizona and federal laws.

http://www.keytlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 15

    National Weather Service, Post Office & Other Federal Agencies Buying Ammo

    National Weather Service, Post Office & Other Federal Agencies Buying Ammo
    Newsmax:  “Add the U.S. Postal Service to the list of federal agencies seeking to purchase . . . alarmingly large quantities of ammunition.  A little more than a year ago, the Social Security Administration put in a request…
  • Apr 14

    Feds Taking Money from Children Whose Parents Might Owe U.S. Money

    Feds Taking Money from Children Whose Parents Might Owe U.S. Money
    CBS News:  “Two months ago, Mary Grice, a career employee at the Food and Drug Administration, was notified the U.S. Treasury had confiscated her state and federal tax refunds totaling $4,500.  The claim against her came from…
  • Apr 13

    USDA Bans Junk Food From School

    USDA Bans Junk Food From School
    epicurious:  “New rules for school food kick in this July — and for kids going back to school in the fall, it’s sad sad news (okay, not really sad, but healthy healthy news). According to new regulations being…
Rank this Week: 358

Third Circuit Immigration Blog

Third Circuit Immigration Blog

Focuses on immigration issues decided by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals or within the Third Circuit.

http://3dcir.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 359

Abogados-i

Abogados-i

Comunica al Derecho con la Sociedad.

http://www.abogados-i.com/
  • Nov 1

    Juicios Por Jurados-Deuda Constitucional o el Desvío de Atención Pública

    Juicios Por Jurados-Deuda Constitucional o el Desvío de Atención Pública
    JUICIOS POR JURADOS ¿La aprobación del mecanismo de enjuiciamiento para delitos con penas supriores a 15 años refleja el cumplimiento de una deuda constitucional o el desvío de atención…
  • Mar 1

    Memorándum de Entendimiento - AMIA - Ley 26843

    Memorándum de Entendimiento - AMIA - Ley 26843
    Ley 26.843   Apruébase el “Memorándum de entendimiento entre el Gobierno de la República Argentina y el Gobierno de la República Islámica de Irán”. Sancionada: Febrero 27 de…
  • Sep 13

    Difusión de los principios y valores de la Constitución de la Ciudad - Ley 4247 - CABA

    Difusión de los principios y valores de la Constitución de la Ciudad - Ley 4247 - CABA
    Ley 4247 Modificación de la Ley 129 -Difusión de los principios y valores de la Constitución de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires, 2 de agosto de 2012 Publicación en B.O.: 11/09/2012 La Legislatura de la Ciudad…
Rank this Week: 367

Border Immigration Lawyer Blog

Border Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers US immigraiton issues, focusing on those that typically arise at a US land border point-of-entry relating to admissibility. By Sarah E. Murphy.

http://www.borderimmigrationlawyer.com/
  • Sep 30

    Is there a culture of anti-Canadian, anti-immigrant attitudes among some U.S. Customs and Border Protection members?

    Is there a culture of anti-Canadian, anti-immigrant attitudes among some U.S. Customs and Border Protection members?
    Recent news articles discuss the attitude of U.S. Customs and Border Protection toward Canadian citizens at ports of entry: Read article: "Nothing worse than a whiny Canadian..." Read article: Watch: Lawsuit alleges U.S. guards discriminate…
  • Sep 13

    Unlawful Presence and Duration of Status (D/S)

    Unlawful Presence and Duration of Status (D/S)
    QUESTION:  I am confused about my case. On 1 April 2003, I entered the US on an F1 visa. The border officer at the airport granted me admission for duration of status (D/S).  My college term started 1 May 2003. That was exactly 1…
  • Jun 18

    Do I have a 5-year bar to the U.S.?

    Do I have a 5-year bar to the U.S.?
    QUESTION: Six months ago, I was asked to withdraw my application to enter the U.S. and my B1 visa was cancelled.  I was told to apply for a different visa.  Then, a month ago I received a job offer from a company in the U.S.  I…
Rank this Week: 362

Immigration Insight Law Blog

Immigration Insight Law Blog

Covers immigration law topics. By Chris Gafner.

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

    Diversity Lottery 2015 – What and When is it?

    Diversity Lottery 2015 – What and When is it?
    The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes up to 55,000 diversity visas (DVs) available annually to randomly selected applicants from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. A computer will randomly select applicants who…
  • Sep 10

    State Department FAQ on Same Sex Immigration Benefit

    State Department FAQ on Same Sex Immigration Benefit
    In June, the US Supreme Court determined that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional.   Within days, the USCIS and several other federal agencies indicated that it would begin treating same sex married couples the…
  • Sep 9

    Why Didn’t I Get My I-94 Card?

    Why Didn’t I Get My I-94 Card?
    “Veterans” of the U.S. immigration system know that when a non-immigrant enters the United States, their passport is stamped and they receive an I-94 card that is often stapled into their passport.  The I-94 card shows how…
Rank this Week: 393

Simmons Firm Law Blog

Simmons Firm Law Blog

Covers mesothelioma, asbestos exposure and more.

http://www.simmonsfirm.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 355

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense…

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense Issues

Covers Long Island criminal defense law. By Joseph Potashnik & Associates PLLC.

http://jpcriminaldefense.com/new-york-federal-criminal-defense
Rank this Week: 354

Tax Policy Blog

Tax Policy Blog

Covers federal, state and international tax issues, including AMT, capital gains and dividends taxes, corporate income taxes, income taxes, property taxes, and sales and use taxes. By the Tax Foundation.

http://taxfoundation.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 356

Velvel on National Affairs

Velvel on National Affairs

Covers national events. By Massachusetts School of Law Dean Lawrence Velvel.

http://velvelonnationalaffairs.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 387

Florida Abogado de Lesión Blog

Florida Abogado de Lesión Blog

Spanish language blog on auto accidents and personal injuries. By Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A.

http://www.abogadodelesionflorida.com/
Rank this Week: 403

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

Offers case summaries of Delaware court decisions in business-related litigation. By Morris James.

http://www.delawarebusinesslitigation.com/
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim
    Silverberg v. Gold, C.A. 7646-VCP (December 31, 2013) Under Delaware law, a so-called Brophy claim seeks to recover the profits made by trading on insider information. Showing that material insider information was available is not…
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability
    Grace v. Ashbridge LLC, C.A. 8348-VCN (December 31, 2013) In general, a successor entity is not liable for its predecessor's obligations when there has been a fundamental change in the identity of the entity.  Here, the Court held…
  • Aug 19

    Lewis Lazarus and Peter Ladig Give ABA Podcast

    Lewis Lazarus and Peter Ladig Give ABA Podcast
    Partners Lewis Lazarus and Peter Ladig participated in a podcast on behalf of the Committee on Director and Officer Liability of the Business Law Section of the ABA discussing attorney-client privilege implications for directors and officers.…
Rank this Week: 442

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

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

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

    Wells Fargo Reaches $591 Million Mortgage Deal with Fannie Mae

    Wells Fargo Reaches $591 Million Mortgage Deal with Fannie Mae
    Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) has arrived at a $591 million mortgage settlement with Fannie Mae (FNMA). The arrangement resolves claims that the banking institution sold faulty mortgages to the government run-home loan financier and covers…
  • Aug 18

    SEC Charges Linkbrokers Derivatives in $18M Securities Fraud

    SEC Charges Linkbrokers Derivatives in $18M Securities Fraud
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is charging Linkbrokers Derivatives LLC with involvement in an $18 million fraud scam . The New York-based firm, which is no longer a broker-dealer, is settling the charges by paying $14…
  • Aug 15

    FINRA Panel Orders Morgan Stanley Unit to Pay Banamex Unit $4.5M Over Alleged Unauthorized Third Party Loan

    FINRA Panel Orders Morgan Stanley Unit to Pay Banamex Unit $4.5M Over Alleged Unauthorized Third Party Loan
    According to a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority arbitration panel, Morgan Stanley & Co. (MS) must pay Banco Nacional de Mexico SA unit $4.5 million for allegedly letting funds from a family’s trust account be utilized for…
Rank this Week: 412

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Aug 19

    Zeek Receiver: Distributions To Start September 30; Foreign Clawbacks Coming In "Near Future"

    Zeek Receiver: Distributions To Start September 30; Foreign Clawbacks Coming In "Near Future"
    The court-appointed receiver tasked with recovering assets for victims of the $600 million ZeekRewards Ponzi scheme announced that he had obtained court approval to move forward with a preliminary distribution of up to 40% of each investor's…
  • Aug 19

    Navy Grad Pleads Guilty To $1.2 Million Ponzi Scheme

    Navy Grad Pleads Guilty To $1.2 Million Ponzi Scheme
    A Naval Academy graduate who fled to Colombia after authorities began investigating his failing hedge fund has pleaded guilty to operating a Ponzi scheme that fleeced victims out of at least $1.2 million.  Bryan Caisse, 50, entered his…
  • Aug 18

    Tennessee Man Gets 14-Year Sentence For $18 Million Ponzi Scheme

    Tennessee Man Gets 14-Year Sentence For $18 Million Ponzi Scheme
    A Tennessee man was sentenced to serve the next fourteen years in federal prison after pleading guilty to masterminding an $18 million Ponzi scheme.  Terry Kretz, 61, received the sentence from U.S. District Judge Todd J Campbell, and…
Rank this Week: 435

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Aug 19

    Postal Banking History

    Postal Banking History
    by Jeff Sovern Various advocates have been calling recently for the Postal Service to get back into banking to seve the unbanked or underbanked. The financial industry has largely opposed postal banking, preumably because it doesn't want the…
  • Aug 19

    Ninth Circuit: website's terms of use unenforceable where consumer lacked reasonable notice

    Ninth Circuit: website's terms of use unenforceable where consumer lacked reasonable notice
    We've posted before on the subject of contract formation in the digital age (see here, for instance). A key question is: what online terms can a consumer be held to if she hasn't read them? The answer depends on how...
  • Aug 19

    Collecting cable company complaint

    Collecting cable company complaint
    What happens when consumers only have one choice for a cable company? Well, judging by reports on Reddit and Gawker, the answer is bad service and bogus fees. If these practices (particularly the bogus "unreturned equipment fees") are…
Rank this Week: 430

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

Dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. From Information Today, Inc.

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Aug 19

    Understanding a turbulent world to develop library policy agenda

    Understanding a turbulent world to develop library policy agenda
    “Today, the American Library Association (ALA) releases the draft “Trends Report: Snapshots of a Turbulent World” (with Appendix I (pdf) and Appendix II (pdf)) to stimulate discussion about and ultimately inform a national…
  • Aug 19

    The Academic Book of the Future

    The Academic Book of the Future
    “The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the British Library are launching a two-year research project which will explore the future of the academic books in the context of open access publishing and continuing digital…
  • Aug 19

    Halifax looks forward to the opening of its very own library of the future

    Halifax looks forward to the opening of its very own library of the future
    “It is being billed as the “city’s living room.” Its rooftop patio offers stunning views of Halifax harbour. There is a 300-seat theatre, two cafes, gaming stations, two music studios, dedicated space for adult…
Rank this Week: 416

Changing the Court

Changing the Court

A chronicle of how a group of planners and practitioners are attempting to change the Bronx court system's approach to low-level criminal offending. From the Center for Court Innovation.

http://changingthecourt.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    Broken Windows Theory

    Broken Windows Theory
    Broken Windows Theory infuses many of the ideas and projects of the Center for Court Innovation. My overly simplified explanation of the theory goes like so: by changing the appearance of a neighborhood for the better (ex. repairing broken…
  • Aug 15

    A BCS Summer Intern's Experience

    A BCS Summer Intern's Experience
    Throughout the year, Bronx Community Solutions relies on the careful, enthusiastic work provided by a rotating team of talented interns. Interns help out with intake and scheduling, classroom monitoring, special projects such as the DWI…
  • Aug 6

    The Bronx is Blooming!

    The Bronx is Blooming!
    BCS ADP Community Service Participants and youth volunteers begin their day of work in the park On Tuesday, July 29th, the Bronx was blooming at Joyce Kilmer Park on 161st street and Grand Concourse. BCS Youth Community Service met with our…
Rank this Week: 422

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    I am generally suspicious of this sort of…

    I am generally suspicious of this sort of project: Bob Dylan's publisher approached T-Bone Burnett with a box of Bob Dylan lyrics from 1967 and asked if he was interested in assembling an album from them. Mermaid Avenue was okay-- Billy Bragg…
  • Aug 16

    Nobody was really taking <a…

    Nobody was really taking <a href="http://www.salon.com/2014/08/16/down_goes_perry_the_gops_deep_bench_just_completely_fell_apart/"> Rick Perry </a> seriously, were they? A Texas governor stupider than Bush? 
  • Aug 15

    My listening took an odd turn this week:…

    My listening took an odd turn this week: inspired by this video, recommended by Captain X, I started out listening to a bunch of Jeff Beck. Here's the core problem with Jeff Beck albums: everything that's not Jeff Beck. (I except from this…
Rank this Week: 431

Florida Injury Attorney Blawg

Florida Injury Attorney Blawg

Covers Florida personal injury, medical malpractice and workers' compensation news. By Jeffrey P. Gale, P.A.

http://www.floridainjuryattorneyblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 440

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 19

    California in Top 7 Worst States for Divorce

    California in Top 7 Worst States for Divorce
    In consideration of long waiting times and expensive filing fees, California is listed among the seven worst states in America to obtain a divorce. California paved the way for the nation in 1970 when Ronald Regan instituted "no fault…
  • Aug 18

    Kendra Wilkinson Looks to Divorce Hank Baskett

    Kendra Wilkinson Looks to Divorce Hank Baskett
    Earlier this year, reports that former professional football player Hank Baskett cheated on wife Kendra Wilkinson while she was pregnant with his child surfaced. In early August, Wilkinson met with divorce lawyers to begin talking custody…
  • Aug 15

    What You Should Know About Paying a Divorce Lawyer

    What You Should Know About Paying a Divorce Lawyer
    Divorce can take a financial toll on each of the parties in the split. Knowing what to expect when you hire a divorce lawyer can help avoid added stress that comes from worrying about finances during a divorce. There are a few different…
Rank this Week: 428