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Securities Compliance Sentinel

Securities Compliance Sentinel

Covers securities industry compliance and enforcement issues. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://securitiescompliancesentinel.foxrothschild.com
  • Dec 11

    Who Wants To Speak With Me, Oh No

    Who Wants To Speak With Me, Oh No
    Anyone in a service industry has had that dreaded feeling.  You see your email or caller identification and realize it is “that” client trying to reach you.  The client I reference is that extremely difficult client that…
  • Dec 8

    I Just Got A Client, Now What

    I Just Got A Client, Now What
    After the obvious, make and execute on investment recommendations, some are at a loss for what to do next.  From my perspective, it is the next step that may mean the difference from having a career without customer complaints to one…
  • Dec 5

    NFA Prohibits Funding of Retail Forex Accounts With Credit Card

    NFA Prohibits Funding of Retail Forex Accounts With Credit Card
    This week, the CFTC approved a NFA Interpretative Notice that prohibits a Member from accepting credit card payments from customers to fund retail forex accounts.  The NFA recently reviewed how customers fund their retail forex accounts…
Rank this Week: 870

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
  • Dec 11

    Email Request For A Wire Clotheslines Stockbroker

    Email Request For A Wire Clotheslines Stockbroker
    The road to Hell is paved with good intentions and a recent FINRA regulatory settlement involving a customer's email request for a wire transfer certainly proves that point. Presented for your consideration is a stockbroker who appears to…
  • Dec 11

    EMPLOYMENT TUESDAY at BrokeAndBroker.com

    EMPLOYMENT TUESDAY at BrokeAndBroker.com
    A Personal Note From Bill Singer:It is with great sadness that I note the passing of my friend and veteran industry compliance professional Richard Berenger, who died on Sunday, December 14th.  Rich and I first met in 1986 during our…
  • Dec 11

    Economic Suicide Raised In Citigroup Settlement

    Economic Suicide Raised In Citigroup Settlement
    If a public customer wants to place an idiotic order or insists on engaging in trading that seems destined to commit "economic suicide," what, if any, obligation does the servicing stockbroker and the brokerage firm have? Similarly, what…
Rank this Week: 474

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.listeriablog.com/
  • Dec 10

    Listeria Recall – Fresh Curd

    Listeria Recall – Fresh Curd
    Global Garlic Inc. is recalling De Mi Pais products – Cuajada Fresca (Fresh Curd) and Cuajada Olanchana (Fresh Curd) – due to possible contamination with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. The... Continue Reading
  • Nov 25

    Henry’s Farm Inc. is recalling their soybean sprouts due to a possible Listeria health risk

    Henry’s Farm Inc. is recalling their soybean sprouts due to a possible Listeria health risk
    Food safety specialists from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services have warned consumers not to eat Soybean Sprouts from Henry’s Farm Inc. of Woodford, Va. The company is... Continue Reading
  • Nov 14

    Beef Balls Recalled Over Listeria

    Beef Balls Recalled Over Listeria
    Nha Trang Deli is recalling Beef Balls from the Canadian marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not eat the recalled product which was sold in 454 gram packages with Best…
Rank this Week: 581

Patent Prospector

Patent Prospector

Offers an open forum for patent practitioners. Sponsored by Patent Hawk.

http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
  • Dec 10

    Horrid Host

    Horrid Host
    DDR Holdings v. Hotels.com illustrates the incompetence and caprice of Federal courts in handling patent cases. Asserted claims in 6,993,572 & 7,818,399 were found valid and infringed by a jury. District court Judge Rodney Gilstrap in…
  • Nov 23

    Bad Injector

    Bad Injector
    "Antares is a developer of automatic injection devices used to self-administer pharmaceuticals." It got a patent (7,776,015) that it wanted broadened under reissue (35 U.S.C. § 251), as it had not bothered to file a continuation.…
  • Nov 23

    Stay

    Stay
    Verstata asserted software patents against rival Callidus, which counterclaimed with its own patents. Callidus filed limited reexamination proceedings against the Verstata patents, and asked the court for a stay pending reexam. The…
Rank this Week: 481

Indian Legal Program

Indian Legal Program

By the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

http://newsletters.asucollegeoflaw.com/ilp/
  • Dec 10

    Job Opportunity – Assistant General Counsel

    Job Opportunity – Assistant General Counsel
    Assistant General Counsel DEPARTMENT: Legal Department REPORTS TO: General Counsel DEFINITION/PURPOSE: Provide legal advice to the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Tribal Council, tribal departments and economic enterprises. Represent the Fort…
  • Dec 10

    Job Opportunity – Attorney

    Job Opportunity – Attorney
    JOB TITLE: ATTORNEY LOCATION: Wild Horse Pass Development Authority (WHPDA) Administration Office COMPENSATON: $113,229 – $154,249, annually depending upon experience. HOURS OF WORK: Minimum 40 hours per week; may include attending…
  • Dec 9

    Job Opportunity – Assistant Counsel

    Job Opportunity – Assistant Counsel
    Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California (Gardnerville, NV) Position Type: Attorney Practice Area(s): Indian/Native American Geographic Preference: West (CA, HI, NV, UT, CO, MT, WY) Description: The Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California is…
Rank this Week: 473

Whistleblower Claims News

Whistleblower Claims News

By Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC.

http://whistleblower-claims.com/blog/
  • Dec 10

    Defense Contractor to Pay $389 Million in Fines, Damages and Penalties Over Major Fraud

    Defense Contractor to Pay $389 Million in Fines, Damages and Penalties Over Major Fraud
    Supreme Group B.V. and several subsidiaries pleaded guilty to major fraud charges on Monday in connection with a contract to provide food and water to U.S. military forces in Afghanistan. The defense contractor will pay $288.36 million in…
  • Dec 8

    Sanofi Named in Lawsuit Claiming Tens of Millions Spent on Kickback

    Sanofi Named in Lawsuit Claiming Tens of Millions Spent on Kickback
    A whistleblower lawsuit claims that the recently removed CEO of Sanofi and other high-level executives conspired in a scheme to funnel millions of dollars in company money to doctors, hospitals and pharmacy chains as kickbacks to get them to…
  • Dec 3

    Is the Whistleblower Protection Act Strong Enough to Protect Federal Employees?

    Is the Whistleblower Protection Act Strong Enough to Protect Federal Employees?
    On November 4, the Supreme Court heard argument in Department of Homeland Security v. MacLean, a case that demonstrates the hurdles that federal employees must clear in order to receive whistleblower protection under the Whistleblower…
Rank this Week: 767

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida violent crimes, drug offenses, DUIs, traffic offenses and federal crimes. By Blake & Dorsten, P.A.

http://www.tampabaycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 10

    A male "black widow"? Man may be charged with killing his two wive

    A male "black widow"? Man may be charged with killing his two wive
    Once is a tragedy but is twice murder? Colorado prosecutors think so and is charging a man with the death of both his first AND second wife. A local CBS story has more information. 58-year-old Harold Henthorn is accused of pushing his wife…
  • Dec 5

    Sarasota teen sets up high school prostitution ring

    Sarasota teen sets up high school prostitution ring
    Didn't Tom Cruise star in an 80's movie with this same plot? Per USA Today two Florida teens were arrested for their part in a local "Risky Business" prostitution ring in Sarasota... Venice, Florida police made two arrests, a 17-year-old…
  • Nov 24

    Sealing or expunging your record

    Sealing or expunging your record
    People make mistakes, and sometimes we make mistakes that have consequences we are not able to comprehend or appreciate at the time frame. It does not matter if it was a minor drug crime or theft. However, the mistakes we made years ago…
Rank this Week: 641

WisBlawg

WisBlawg

Covers legal research and Internet news & information with an emphasis on Wisconsin. From the University of Wisconsin Law Library and librarian Bonnie Shucha.

http://www.law.wisc.edu/blogs/wisblawg/
  • Dec 10

    Mobile Legal Dictionarie

    Mobile Legal Dictionarie
    Looking for a legal dictionary for your mobile device? Law Technology News has a good review of apps for both the legal professional and the non-lawyer. Apps are available in both iOS and Android and range from free to $55. Here's a sneak…
  • Nov 6

    Water Law in Wisconsin

    Water Law in Wisconsin
    My colleague, Jenny Zook, has written a great piece on Water Law in Wisconsin for the latest Inside Track from the State Bar of Wisconsin. Here's the abstract:The Great Lakes Region, at about 20 percent the world's surface fresh water,…
  • Oct 31

    Kris Turner Wins WLA Rising Star Award

    Kris Turner Wins WLA Rising Star Award
    The UW Law Library is happy to announce that Kris Turner, our Reference and Technology Services Librarian, has been selected by the Wisconsin Library Association's New Member Round Table as the recipient of its 2014 Rising Star Award. Kris…
Rank this Week: 667

bevlog

bevlog

Distilling a million label approvals down to the ones that affect you. Tracks legal trends in beer, wine and spirits product approvals. By Lehrman Beverage Law.

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Dec 10

    Maker’s Mark Bourbon Got Tito’d

    Maker’s Mark Bourbon Got Tito’d
    I have focused on beverage labeling law since 1988. During that time it has been very rare for a private party to bring any action against a beer, wine or spirit supplier’s labeling or advertising — unless the basis was trademark.…
  • Nov 22

    Our Craft Boom Echoes all the way to France and Sweden

    Our Craft Boom Echoes all the way to France and Sweden
    I have been hearing about Our Vodka for quite some time but have not had much chance to scope it out. Now that I found time, I thought there would be a lot more there there. I only see US approvals for two in this series so far, to cover…
  • Nov 5

    In Defense of Fireball, PG and Good Journalism

    In Defense of Fireball, PG and Good Journalism
    The Daily Beast published a highly relevant story a few days ago, slamming Fireball and propylene glycol. Fireball is a hugely popular “Cinnamon Whisky,” and a recent label approval is here. The story explains that Fireball…
Rank this Week: 82

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Dec 10

    'Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse' Just Won Our Award!

    'Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse' Just Won Our Award!
    Awards season has begun. (Poor Angelina Jolie, whose film was just shut out of the SAG awards on top of newly-released unkind hacked Sony emails. Hopefully her luck changes soon.) But we do have one lucky award recipient to tell...
  • Dec 4

    Tort “Reform” Hypocrites Hit the Big Time

    Tort “Reform” Hypocrites Hit the Big Time
    There’s nothing I like more than a good hypocrite story, so let’s start with some statistics. The new Court Statistics Project data from the National Center for State Courts is out. As any good researcher knows, most state courts…
  • Dec 2

    Trying to Stay Recall Current

    Trying to Stay Recall Current
    We admit it. We are having a very hard time keeping up with the latest car recalls. So today, we thought we’d write some down - kind of like a PopTort public service. (It keeps us from getting too confused.)...
Rank this Week: 748

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers the civil justice system, New York Courts, injury law cases and news. By Eric Turkewitz.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 10

    Dr. Katz Defamation Case Against Me Gets Chucked

    Dr. Katz Defamation Case Against Me Gets Chucked
    Ahh, the sweet smell of victory. Not that I ever doubted it. But it is nice to see this over so quickly. So. You remember that idiotic defamation case against me by New York orthopedist Michael Katz? He was the one that was called a liar by…
  • Dec 8

    Being a Witness Isn’t Easy (My Turn To Be One)

    Being a Witness Isn’t Easy (My Turn To Be One)
    I’m going to start this piece in New Rochelle where I recently saw a pedestrian knockdown. I’ll end at the University of Virginia discussing a now (in)famous rape story reported by Rolling Stone. I hope to make it there in one…
  • Dec 3

    “& Associates” as an Ethical Violation Gets a Courtroom Visit

    “& Associates” as an Ethical Violation Gets a Courtroom Visit
    Five years ago, when Sonia Sotomayor came before the Senate Judiciary Committee for confirmation, she released a questionnaire that gave her legal history, and she revealed that she once had a firm called “Sotomayor &…
Rank this Week: 353

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Dec 10

    All School Meeting Address: Winter Welcome 2014 and Discussions in the Wake of Ferguson

    All School Meeting Address: Winter Welcome 2014 and Discussions in the Wake of Ferguson
    Good morning, Andover! Over the Thanksgiving break, I wrote to you all an email, asking that you take some time to understand what was happening in Ferguson, Missouri.  A few members of the community — a student and a parent,…
  • Oct 5

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Innovators Edition

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Innovators Edition
    On October 17, 2014, we are launching the Andover Institute at Phillips Academy.  The Institute will be a hub for innovation at PA, where our students, faculty, and others come together to explore new ideas in teaching and learning at…
  • Oct 3

    Around Andover: Dean of Studie

    Around Andover: Dean of Studie
    Originally posted on Paul Murphy:I am pleased to present a quick interview with Trish Russell, Andover’s Dean of Studies. She oversees the academic program, advising, scheduling and the registrars office. She also works closely with the…
Rank this Week: 132

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Dec 10

    The companies that actually manufacture networks and devices oppose Title II, which may be all you need to know

    The companies that actually manufacture networks and devices oppose Title II, which may be all you need to know
    It’s easy to look at the net neutrality debate and assume that everyone is acting in their self-interest and against consumer welfare. Thus, many on the left denounce all opposition to Title II as essentially…
  • Dec 4

    Grading Obama Administration Antitrust Policy

    Grading Obama Administration Antitrust Policy
    During the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama criticized the Bush Administration for “the weakest record of antitrust enforcement of any administration in the last half century” and promised “to reinvigorate antitrust…
  • Nov 25

    Transatlantic Trade Negotiations: Keeping Regulation in Check

    Transatlantic Trade Negotiations: Keeping Regulation in Check
    Last week, the George Washington University Center for Regulatory Studies convened a Conference (GW Conference) on the Status of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the United…
Rank this Week: 324

Georgia Legal Report

Georgia Legal Report

Covers injury and accident news and medical malpractice case updates. By The Murray Law Firm.

http://www.georgialegalreport.com/
Rank this Week: 149

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 299

Pepper Podcasts

Pepper Podcasts

Features Interviews with senior attorneys on emerging legal issues. By Pepper Hamilton.

http://www.pepperpodcasts.com/pepper_podcasts/
  • Dec 10

    Investment Management Update

    Investment Management Update
    Pepper attorneys Gregory J. Nowak and Mathew R. Silver discussed the impact of the 2014 election for investment management and funds during a recent webinar for West LegalEdcenter. With a blue president, red congress and red senate, what can…
  • Nov 10

    Investment Management Update - Focus on Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

    Investment Management Update - Focus on Data Privacy and Cybersecurity
    Pepper partners Gregory J. Nowak and Angelo A. Stio III discussed data privacy and cybersecurity issues for investment funds during a recent webinar for West LegalEdcenter. This podcast is a recording of their session. Topics covered include…
  • Nov 6

    Private Equity Fees and Expense

    Private Equity Fees and Expense
    Pepper partner and co-chair of the firm's Funds Services Group, Julia D. Corelli, recently presented at a special luncheon for the CFA Society of Philadelphia where she discussed how PE firms' fees and expenses are being treated in light…
Rank this Week: 597

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

Covers community associations, covenant enforcement, and governance. By Winzenburg Leff Purvis & Payne.

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Dec 10

    Emergency Rule-Making Hearing Scheduled for Manager Licensure

    Emergency Rule-Making Hearing Scheduled for Manager Licensure
    The Colorado Division of Real Estate is gearing up to get the rulemaking process rolling on the new manager licensure law that goes into effect on January 1st and here's the latest communication from the Division.  While community…
  • Dec 4

    Alcohol and HOA Board Meetings Just Don't Mix

    Alcohol and HOA Board Meetings Just Don't Mix
    After a long day at work, it's sometimes nice to sit down with a lovely glass of red wine or a cocktail.  However, at the risk of sounding like an old fuddy duddy, I have to say that alcohol and HOA board meetings are…
  • Nov 26

    Have Your Assessments Increased?

    Have Your Assessments Increased?
    It’s that time of year again when Boards are planning for the New Year. If your Association has increased (or even decreased) its annual assessment fees for 2015, it is important that the Association follow its governing documents when…
Rank this Week: 614

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 10

    The Senate Torture Report: Accounting without Accountability

    The Senate Torture Report: Accounting without Accountability
    In her speech on the Senate floor marking the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s release of its long-awaited report on the CIA’s Torture Program, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) declared that the report would “show…
  • Dec 6

    "Opinions on the Shape of the World Differ" Legal Reporting

    "Opinions on the Shape of the World Differ" Legal Reporting
    From a New York Times story by Julia Preston with the headline "Experts See Legal Hazards in States' Immigration Suit":Several lawyers said the states could have a hard time convincing the federal courts that they could suffer specific…
  • Dec 6

    Call for Papers: Sesquicentennial Conference -- The Thirteenth Amendment through the Lens of Class and Labor

    Call for Papers: Sesquicentennial Conference -- The Thirteenth Amendment through the Lens of Class and Labor
    Rebecca Zietlow Call for Papers: Sesquicentennial Conference -- The Thirteenth Amendment through the Lens of Class and Labor Approaching the 150th anniversary of the Thirteenth Amendment, we find ourselves in a period of heightened concern…
Rank this Week: 156

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/
  • Dec 10

    Appropriate Alimony Awards and the Length of Your Marriage

    Appropriate Alimony Awards and the Length of Your Marriage
    When faced with the possibility of awarding alimony, courts have a variety of options. The appropriate option may depend on various factors, including how long you were married. Whether you are the spouse paying alimony or the one receiving…
  • Dec 3

    Mother Declared in Contempt for Impeding Sons' Relationship with Father

    Mother Declared in Contempt for Impeding Sons' Relationship with Father
    Divorces are almost always difficult, but divorces that occur to couples with teenage children can be especially challenging. While a parent cannot control what his or her children feel or think regarding the other parent, he or she can help…
  • Nov 24

    Jurisdiction Rules Prevent Father From Modifying Child Support in Florida

    Jurisdiction Rules Prevent Father From Modifying Child Support in Florida
    In today's world, personal and professional situations often dictate that individuals and families do not stay in one place forever. You may have lived in one state, and within a few years, you, your ex, and your children may have all moved…
Rank this Week: 426

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, breath testing, and field sobriety tests in Minnesota. By Charles A. Ramsay & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Dec 10

    Minnesota Supreme Court Holds Oral Arguments Today Regarding Minnesota's DWI Law

    Minnesota Supreme Court Holds Oral Arguments Today Regarding Minnesota's DWI Law
    Big things are about to happen at the Minnesota Supreme Court, and the most visible evidence is going on this morning in two cases: In State v. Larson, the Court will address whether Minnesota should adopt the "good-faith" exception to the…
  • Dec 5

    Good Intentions in Ferguson

    Good Intentions in Ferguson
    You can look all you want, but you won’t find “good intentions” in the Fourth Amendment. As strange as it sounds, the Fourth Amendment has always existed as a form of civil rights that makes it harder, not easier, for law…
  • Dec 1

    Will the Minnesota Supreme Court Avoid the Constitutionality of Refusal? An Examination of the Search Incident to Arrest Exception.

    Will the Minnesota Supreme Court Avoid the Constitutionality of Refusal? An Examination of the Search Incident to Arrest Exception.
     Any time now, we expect the Minnesota Supreme Court to issue its long-awaited decision in State v. Bernard. That case will (likely) answer the question that has plagued Minnesota for years – is it constitutional to criminalize a…
Rank this Week: 770

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 10

    "No," She Said, Not Without a Warrant

    "No," She Said, Not Without a Warrant
    On May 23, 1957, three Cleveland police officers arrived at appellant's residence in that city pursuant to information that "a person [was] hiding out in the home, who was wanted for questioning in connection with a recent bombing, and that…
  • Dec 9

    The Rule of Nine in a Supreme Year

    The Rule of Nine in a Supreme Year
    No doubt it seemed a clever idea.  Focus on a single term of the Supreme Court to illuminate how it operates, what its individual and collective constitutional understanding currently indicates about some of the more controversial issues…
  • Dec 4

    Counting the Day

    Counting the Day
    Anne Boleyn spent the night of May 18, 1536, in the Tower of London.  She'd been there for some 16 days, since her arrest on May 2 on charges of adultery, incest, and plotting to kill her husband, Henry VIII, King of England.  That…
Rank this Week: 267

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Covers intellectual property law and business law from an Australian perspective. Published by Dilanchian Lawyers and Consultants.

http://www.dilanchian.com.au
  • Dec 9

    Social media and the law - book review

    Social media and the law - book review
    Social media is an inevitable and integral part of the lives of most individuals around the world seeking to communicate and share information. In terms of businesses and other organisations, social media is  largely a marketing channel…
  • Nov 26

    Why collaboration contracts are popular

    Why collaboration contracts are popular
    Business owners and executives worry when fortunes decline as competitors enter their former stable market. They worry over fewer calls from customers, lower sales and their best staff leaving one after another. The response is typically cost…
  • Nov 18

    Copyright's label exception to parallel importation

    Copyright's label exception to parallel importation
    The introduction in 2003 of section 44C and related sections amended the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) to block the proliferation in parallel importation circumstances of silly claims to copyright in mere product labels. Parallel importation is…
Rank this Week: 406

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Reports on Massachusetts car accidents. By Altman & Altman LLP.

http://www.bostoncaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 9

    Dedham, MA Pedestrian Accident Leads to Criminal Charges for Newton College Student

    Dedham, MA Pedestrian Accident Leads to Criminal Charges for Newton College Student
    54-year-old Jean Heppler was killed while crossing a street in a Dedham traffic crash on Friday night. Heppler was struck by a vehicle driven by a Mount Ida College student. The driver, Nicolas A. Rivas-Vasquez, pleaded not guilty to leaving…
  • Nov 30

    Today is the Day Lead Singer Injured in Massachusetts 15-Passenger Van Crash

    Today is the Day Lead Singer Injured in Massachusetts 15-Passenger Van Crash
    Steve Austin, the frontman for the band Today is the Day, was involved in a Massachusetts 15-passenger van crash over the Thanksgiving weekend. The band was getting ready to resume its tour when the group was struck by an auto that was hit by…
  • Nov 30

    Airborne Sheet of Ice Crashes into Family’s Car; Causes Heavy Damage

    Airborne Sheet of Ice Crashes into Family’s Car; Causes Heavy Damage
    A mother and her two young daughters were involved in a scary accident yesterday on Route 111 in Hudson, New Hampshire. Lisa Beauchemin, 35, was driving her Volvo wagon Saturday when a sheet of ice flew off a white van and shattered the…
Rank this Week: 963

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Dec 9

    Challenger defeats 1 incumbent in school board race

    Challenger defeats 1 incumbent in school board race
    Ty Alper quoted in The Daily Californian, November 5, 2014 “I’m looking forward to working with this board and superintendent to keep moving the district forward, because we have a long way to go to be the district that we want to…
  • Dec 9

    Prop 47: As California goes, so goes the nation?

    Prop 47: As California goes, so goes the nation?
    Barry Krisberg writes for The Crime Report, November 5, 2014 California has traditionally been ahead of national developments, but a good predictor of future political trends. Since California is the largest state in the country, if Prop 47…
  • Dec 9

    Challenger Ty Alper gets seat on Berkeley School Board

    Challenger Ty Alper gets seat on Berkeley School Board
    Ty Alper quoted in Berkeleyside, November 5, 2014 Whatever the outcome, Alper said, “The other candidates are really exceptional people who are so dedicated to the public schools. I’m so excited to work with them and Dr.…
Rank this Week: 52

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Covers employment law cases. By Michael Fox.

http://employerslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 9

    A Labor Reporter: Steven Greenhouse

    A Labor Reporter: Steven Greenhouse
    The Washington Post has a great interview with someone who spent the last 30 years covering the labor beat for the New York Times, Steven Greenhouse.  He is taking a buyout and will be writing a book, but his insight on labor unions and…
  • Dec 9

    Where is our Portal to Portal Act of 2014? Supreme Court Decision in Integrity Staffing v. Busk

    Where is our Portal to Portal Act of 2014? Supreme Court Decision in Integrity Staffing v. Busk
    First, the good news. The Supreme Court today unanimously held that post-shift security checks, even when required by the employer were noncompensable postliminary activities under the Portal to Portal Act, reversing a determination by the…
  • Nov 24

    5th Circuit Takes Expansive View of SOX

    5th Circuit Takes Expansive View of SOX
    While I was starting a week long trial in the Southern District of Texas, the 5th Circuit was taking a wide, pro-employee view of Sarbanes Oxley.  In Halliburton v. Administrative Review Board (5th Cir. 11.12.14) the Court was faced with…
Rank this Week: 663

New Jersey Elder Abuse and Neglect…

New Jersey Elder Abuse and Neglect Forum

Covers nursing home / elder abuse law in the State of New Jersey. By Donna Russo.

http://www.njelderabuselaw.com/
  • Dec 9

    Nursing Home Abuse: Bill Introduced To Permit Video Recording In Room

    Nursing Home Abuse: Bill Introduced To Permit Video Recording In Room
    NJ Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto has introduced a bill (A-3883) on November 13, 2014 to permit video cameras and audio recorders in residents’ rooms to help prevent abuse and neglect by nursing home staff members.  The bill…
  • Nov 20

    Today is Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day

    Today is Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day
    The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel has declared November 20th as National Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day.  
  • Nov 13

    Nursing Home Abuse: Understaffing of Nurse

    Nursing Home Abuse: Understaffing of Nurse
    There is a discrepancy as to the nursing staffing levels  between the data collected by Medicare and the self reporting by nursing homes on the government’s public website, Nursing Home Compare.   A new law was enacted…
Rank this Week: 769

Labor Immigration Law

Labor Immigration Law

Features United States labor immigration law news and analysis. By the Capitol Immigration Law Group LLC.

http://www.laborimmigration.com
Rank this Week: 604

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Dec 9

    Debt Collection Lawsuit: Prevailing Against Discover Bank

    Debt Collection Lawsuit: Prevailing Against Discover Bank
    Plaintiff: Discover Bank Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Zakheim & LaVrar, P.A. Plaintiff’s Attorneys: Flynn LaVrar, Esq. and Richard Battaglino, Esq.. Case Outcome: Debt Collection Lawsuit Dismissed Our client was sued in a debt…
  • Dec 8

    Auto Fraud: Beware of Common Dealer Scam

    Auto Fraud: Beware of Common Dealer Scam
    We have often represented clients who had become victims of auto fraud by local dealers.  In many cases, we are able to obtain a satisfying outcome for our client, including a refund of money taken by the…
  • Dec 7

    Debt Settlement Companies Penalized for Illegal Tactic

    Debt Settlement Companies Penalized for Illegal Tactic
    Just a few days ago, the federal government’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that it was taking enforcement action against several debt several settlement companies.  The debt settlement company was Premier…
Rank this Week: 60

The Divorce Blog

The Divorce Blog

Covers divorce and family law news. By Kevin W. Chern.

http://www.totaldivorce.com/blog
  • Dec 9

    Missouri Supreme Court to Decide on Same-Sex Divorce

    Missouri Supreme Court to Decide on Same-Sex Divorce
    The Missouri Supreme Court will decide if a same-sex couple married in Iowa can get divorced in the state of Missouri. Attorney Drey Cooley, who represents a man identified as M.S., argued in front of state Supreme Court judges Wednesday that…
  • Dec 2

    Singer Scott Stapp’s Wife Files for Divorce

    Singer Scott Stapp’s Wife Files for Divorce
    Musician Scott Stapp’s wife has requested a divorce from her estranged husband. Jaclyn Stapp, 34, filed for divorce from the 41-year-old Creed frontman in November. She also asked a Palm Beach County, Florida judge to admit Stapp to a…
  • Nov 26

    Mississippi To Hear First Same-Sex Divorce Case

    Mississippi To Hear First Same-Sex Divorce Case
    The Mississippi Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on its first same-sex divorce case. Lauren Czekala-Chatham and Dana Ann Melacon were married in 2008 in California. Last year, DeSoto County Chancery Judge Mitchell Lundy Jr. ruled…
Rank this Week: 212

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
  • Dec 9

    Proving Cybersquatting on Weak Trademark

    Proving Cybersquatting on Weak Trademark
    Proving cybersquatting on weak trademarks rises in difficulty as the marks descend the classification scale. Dictionary words such as “bespoke”, “emoney” and “upbeat”, descriptive phrases such as…
  • Dec 3

    Standard for Declaring Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

    Standard for Declaring Reverse Domain Name Hijacking
    Except where complainant’s claim is truly egregious for which there can be said to be a “settled policy”––Happy as Clams, Inc., a California Corp., DBA Date Like a Grownup v. Heather Dugan, D2014-1655 (WIPO…
  • Nov 25

    Defense of Free Speech Under UDRP Depends On the Panel You Draw

    Defense of Free Speech Under UDRP Depends On the Panel You Draw
    It may be surprising to learn that defense of free speech under UDRP depends on the Panel you draw; but there’s an explanation, which is that not all panelists’ views are harmonized as happens in common law courts that follow a…
Rank this Week: 469

Washington DC Injury Lawyer Blog

Washington DC Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers the legal rights of persons injured in car accidents and motorcycle accidents. By Lebowitz & Mzhen.

http://www.washingtondcinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 9

    Plane Crash Kills Six in Washington Suburb

    Plane Crash Kills Six in Washington Suburb
    Earlier this week in the Washington DC suburb of Gaithersburg, a plane crash took the lives of six people. Three of the accident victims were on board the plane, and three others were in a home that the plane crashed into. According to a…
  • Dec 2

    Settlement Reached in 2008 Catlett Drunk Driving Case

    Settlement Reached in 2008 Catlett Drunk Driving Case
    Earlier this month, the family of a Buddhist monk who was killed in a car accident back in 2008 reached a settlement with a drunk driver’s insurance company for $625,000. According to a report by one local news source, the accident…
  • Nov 25

    Singer Chris Brown Settles Civil Suit for $100,000

    Singer Chris Brown Settles Civil Suit for $100,000
    Earlier this year, a Maryland man was punched in the face by singer and performer Chris Brown outside a W Hotel. According to a report by the Washington Post, the altercation began after Brown took a picture with the assault victim.…
Rank this Week: 839

Advertising Law Blog

Advertising Law Blog

Provides commentary and news on developing legal issues in advertising, promotional marketing, Internet, and privacy law. By Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP.

http://www.olshanlaw.com/blogs-Advertising-Law-Blog
  • Dec 9

    Privacy Groups Tells FTC That Topps’ Ring Pop Contest Violated COPPA

    Privacy Groups Tells FTC That Topps’ Ring Pop Contest Violated COPPA
    Complaint says Ring Pop promotion violated children’s privacy law, serves as an important reminder of COPPA. Read More › Tags: Children's Privacy, COPPA, FTC, Internet and Privacy Law, Privacy
  • Dec 8

    Legal Pitfalls in Utilizing Intellectual Property in Social Media

    Legal Pitfalls in Utilizing Intellectual Property in Social Media
    Ascertaining whether the appropriate rights have been secured need to be carefully considered, even if the marketer is seeking to act in real time. Read More › Tags: Digital Advertising, Privacy, Social Media
  • Dec 1

    Adam Solomon Represents DVF in Recent Social Media Promotion

    Adam Solomon Represents DVF in Recent Social Media Promotion
    Solomon handles the recent social media promotions for E! Television show "House of DVF" Read More › Tags: Advertising, Advertising Law, Social Media, Sweepstakes Law
Rank this Week: 736

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment…

WE-blog: Wildlife and Environment Blog

Covers environmental law. By Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal.

http://we-blog-meyerglitz.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 664

BD Law Blog

BD Law Blog

Features news, updates and thoughts regarding broker-dealer and investment adviser regulation and legal and compliance issues. By the Beck Law Firm, LLC.

http://www.bdlawblog.com/
  • Dec 9

    SEC Sanctions Audit Firm

    SEC Sanctions Audit Firm
    The SEC announced settled administrative proceedings against eight audit firms for alleged violations of the auditor independence rules in connection with audits of broker-dealers. According to the SEC's press release, in agreeing to settle…
  • Nov 11

    The Basics of Rule 2510 - Discretionary Account

    The Basics of Rule 2510 - Discretionary Account
    NASD Rule 2510 governs discretionary accounts. It details how discretionary accounts are to be established and also sets forth the requirements for the use of time and price discretion. In this short video, Joel Beck provides an overview of…
  • Nov 10

    The Basics of Rule 3050 - Outside Accounts for Stockbrokers & Associated Person

    The Basics of Rule 3050 - Outside Accounts for Stockbrokers & Associated Person
    NASD Rule 3050 governs transactions by or for associated persons and it requires associated persons of a FINRA-member broker-dealer to disclose their outside securities accounts to their firm, and to disclose their status as an associated…
Rank this Week: 745

Florida Banking Law Blog

Florida Banking Law Blog

Covers legal developments impacting banking, finance and loan enforcement in Florida. By Rogers Towers, PA.

http://www.floridabankinglawblog.com/
  • Dec 9

    Florida Deficiency Proceedings: Costs Recoverable Following Foreclosure

    Florida Deficiency Proceedings: Costs Recoverable Following Foreclosure
    Authored by Janet C. Owens and Scott J. Kennelly and Janet C. Owens and Scott J. Kennelly of Rogers TowersFollowing a foreclosure sale, a lender may seek to obtain a deficiency judgment against the borrower and guarantors for the difference…
  • Dec 2

    Garnishment in Florida: Serving Writs of Garnishment on Third Party Bank Account

    Garnishment in Florida: Serving Writs of Garnishment on Third Party Bank Account
    Authored by Edward L. Kelly and Karl R. Gruss and Edward L. Kelly and Karl R. Gruss of Rogers TowersIn a previous article, we provided an overview of the basic procedures judgment creditors must follow when serving writs of garnishment on…
  • Nov 21

    Operation Choke Point

    Operation Choke Point
    Authored by Adam B. Brandon of Rogers TowersAs part of a coordinated, multi-agency initiative known as “Operation Choke Point,” the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has warned financial institutions that they might be…
Rank this Week: 655

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

Discuss labor and employment law issues for the San Antonio, Texas community. By Thomas J. Crane.

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Dec 9

    Texas Statutes of Limitation

    Texas Statutes of Limitation
    Lawsuits are tricky. They must be filed within a certain deadline, known as "statutes of limitation."  If a person misses the statute of limitation without a very, very good reason, that person cannot file the lawsuit. Statutes of…
  • Dec 9

    Texas Statutes of Limitation

    Texas Statutes of Limitation
    Lawsuits are tricky. They must be filed within a certain deadline, known as "statutes of limitation."  If a person misses the statute of limitation without a very, very good reason, that person cannot file the lawsuit. Statutes of…
  • Dec 5

    Abbott Files Another Frivolous Lawsuit

    Abbott Files Another Frivolous Lawsuit
    So, Greg Abbott files another frivolous lawsuit. He has filed suit against the federal government over Pres. Obama's immigration measures. See San Antonio Express News report (account required). And, as before, the lawsuit is described…
Rank this Week: 823

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/
  • Dec 9

    Open Letter from NJ State PBA President Patrick Colligan on the Recent Unrest Against Police

    Open Letter from NJ State PBA President Patrick Colligan on the Recent Unrest Against Police
    Given the unrest that has erupted throughout our country in response to two Grand Jury decisions that failed to return True Bill’s of Indictment, we came across this letter from PBA President Patrick Colligan that offers an opinion from…
  • Dec 5

    Will New Jersey’s Pension Fund Run Dry in Four Years?

    Will New Jersey’s Pension Fund Run Dry in Four Years?
    As reported in NJ.COM, New Jersey’s unfunded public employee pension liabilities have soared to $83 billion, more than double previous estimates, as the state comes into compliance with new accounting rules, according to a report…
  • Dec 3

    South Hunterdon County Municipalities to Discuss the Consolodation of Public Safety Service

    South Hunterdon County Municipalities to Discuss the Consolodation of Public Safety Service
    As reported in NJ.Com. the Mayors of the three South Hunterdon municipalities with local police forces are talking about a regionalized department and are moving forward with the support of county Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III and…
Rank this Week: 719

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers Canadian immigration law from a Toronto perspective. By Max Chaudhary.

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Dec 9

    Canadian Immigration Applicant, You Deserve the Best! (Evidence )

    Canadian Immigration Applicant, You Deserve the Best! (Evidence )
    The phrase ‘best evidence’ is used in legal proceedings and refers to the premise “that no evidence was admissible unless it was “the best that the nature of the case will allow“”.  This means putting…
  • Dec 2

    Misrepresentation on Steroid

    Misrepresentation on Steroid
    As is often the habit of the current government, the announcement about harsher penalties for misrepresentation were published around 4 PM on  Friday, 21/11/2014, at a time when people are least attentive about such serious matters.…
  • Nov 26

    No Law, Some Policy for Immigration Work visas Can Lead to Rejection

    No Law, Some Policy for Immigration Work visas Can Lead to Rejection
    A lot of laypersons  may be surprised to find out that some work visas are not based on law but on policy.  Policy is the least strong in the hierarchy of Law/Regulations/policy.   Some work permits based on policy…
Rank this Week: 680

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/
Rank this Week: 566

Guilford Centre Weblog

Guilford Centre Weblog

Features library news and information. From the College of Law of England and Wales.

http://guildfordlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Dec 9

    The Justice Gap

    The Justice Gap
    Winner of the 2013 prestigious inaugural Halsbury’s legal awards, The Justice Gap is an on-line magazine  about justice and the law. Written and edited by legal journalists, Jon Robbins, Brian Thornton and Mary-Rachel McCabe,…
  • Dec 9

    The impact of legal aid reform

    The impact of legal aid reform
    Last week, Chief Economist to the Citizens Advice Bureau, Hugh Stickland gave evidence to the Public Accounts Committee on the impact of the legal aid reforms – read his blog here
  • Dec 2

    Open University Day – Saturday 6th December

    Open University Day – Saturday 6th December
    This Saturday, 6th December, ULaw Guildford will be hosting a Study Day for 1st year OU law students. OU students will be in the library from 11.30 – 12.45 pm and again from 2.30 – 4 pm. OU students will also be using IT room 216…
Rank this Week: 30

The Irreverent Lawyer

The Irreverent Lawyer

Ruminations on law and life

http://lawmrh.wordpress.com
  • Dec 8

    New service brushes up on a lawyer’s bailiwick.

    New service brushes up on a lawyer’s bailiwick.
    Having felt trapped more than once in a corporation or public utility’s fifth circle of customer service hell, I empathize with the public’s anger and frustration. Nothing elevates the blood pressure like getting placed in…
  • Dec 2

    “Finish the Contest” and more FREE ONLINE CLE

    “Finish the Contest” and more FREE ONLINE CLE
    Two months ago, the State Bar of Arizona ran a lame contest via Instagram to encourage voters to “Finish the Ballot!” Voters here aren’t particularly fond of playing “eeny, meeny, miny, moe” to figure…
  • Nov 22

    Damned with paid praise.

    Damned with paid praise.
    Starting in law school, continuing till the final hour’s billed, and doubtless, just before the toe tag’s attached, there’ll be a marketer trying to wrest a lawyer’s last discretionary death’s door dollar. This…
Rank this Week: 388

Second Circuit Blog

Second Circuit Blog

Feature case summaries and commentary by the Federal Defenders office in New York City.

http://circuit2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 792

Legal Research Plus

Legal Research Plus

By Paul Lomio, Erika V. Wayne, Kate, Wilko and George Wilson. The authors are law librarians and advanced legal research instructors at Stanford Law School.

http://legalresearchplus.com
  • Dec 8

    EU “Right To Be Forgotten” Guideline

    EU “Right To Be Forgotten” Guideline
    Europe’s Article 29 Working Party, made up of data protection (or data privacy or information privacy) representatives from individual Member States of the European Union (EU), recently published guidelines for…
  • Nov 14

    IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] “Climate Change 2014 Synthesis Report”

    IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] “Climate Change 2014 Synthesis Report”
    The IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] has recently released its Climate Change 2014 Synthesis Report. From the first 2 paragraphs of the press release accompanying the report: Human influence on the climate system is…
  • Nov 7

    Final Incorporation by Reference Rule Implements Recommendation 2011-5

    Final Incorporation by Reference Rule Implements Recommendation 2011-5
    From the ACUS: Final Incorporation by Reference Rule Implements Recommendation 2011-5: “Today, the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) published its final rule on incorporation by reference.  See Incorporation by Reference,…
Rank this Week: 686

The LL.M. Program in Agricultural…

The LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law

Covers the law of food and agriculture. By the Graduate Program in Agricultural & Food Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law.

http://www.agfoodllm.com/
  • Dec 8

    Janie Hipp, LL.M. Alumna & Director of Indigenous Initiative Featured

    Janie Hipp, LL.M. Alumna & Director of Indigenous Initiative Featured
    Janie Hipp featured in Chickasaw Times articleThis October, the University of Arkansas Alumni Association awarded Janie Simms Hipp, J.D., L.L.M., with a Citation of Distinguished Alumni award during the Arkansas Alumni Association’s…
  • Dec 4

    Nicole Civita joins the Food Law Firm

    Nicole Civita joins the Food Law Firm
    The Food Law Firm announces their newest member "of counsel," Nicole CivitaWe are pleased to share the good news that LL.M. Visiting Assistant Professor and Food Recovery Project Director Nicole Civita has joined the Food Law Firm.Nicole…
  • Dec 4

    LL.M. Courses Now Open to a Wider Audience

    LL.M. Courses Now Open to a Wider Audience
    Agricultural & Food Law Curriculum now available to students and professionals outside of the University of ArkansasWe are pleased to announce that the LL.M. Program is now able to offer it's unique curriculum to an expanded body of…
Rank this Week: 522

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: 345