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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
  • Aug 14

    Q&A on why we love coming to work

    Q&A on why we love coming to work
    For its Smalltalk newsletter the Law Society of New South Wales this month asked Noric Dilanchian eight questions. Answering them involved introspection, and an opportunity to profile why we collectively love working for clients in our…
  • Jul 9

    Tax and valuation of crowdfunding initiative

    Tax and valuation of crowdfunding initiative
    Backgrounder, guide and checklist for crowdfunding from an Australian perspective. It ends with a list of 14 crowdfunding sites worldwide. Our related articles are Australian crowdfunding law, current and proposed and Start-up funding…
  • Jun 29

    Start-up intellectual property survival guide

    Start-up intellectual property survival guide
    Start-ups often find themselves in a David vs Goliath situation after an initial taste of success. Corporate giants often seize every opportunity to maximise and secure their competitive advantage and market monopoly or power. The years of…
Rank this Week: 510

Brain Injury News and Information…

Brain Injury News and Information Blog

Covers brain injury, head injury, concussion, coma, traumatic epilepsy and other brain trauma.

http://braininjury.blogs.com/braininjury/
  • Aug 14

    Parent's Guide to Concussions-Free Webinar

    Parent's Guide to Concussions-Free Webinar
    The Brain Injury Association of New York State is offering a free Webinar, A Parent's Guide to Concussions in the Classroom on Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 3:00-4:15 p.m. EST Topics to include: What to do when my child sustains a…
  • Aug 7

    August 2014 brain injury legislative update

    August 2014 brain injury legislative update
    The following August federal brain injury legislative update was prepared by the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA): TBI Act Reauthorization The United States Senate planned to pass TBI Act Reauthorization this week but further action…
  • Aug 4

    Concussion App Review

    Concussion App Review
    Apparently, not all concussion apps that are currently available from I Tunes are up to date or provide comprehensive information according to a new article Comprehensive review of concussion screening apps for the sidelines which can be…
Rank this Week: 715

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Covers personal injury, criminal defense, and family law in Virginia.

http://www.livesaymyers.com/blog/
  • Aug 14

    The Basics of Bond in Virginia

    The Basics of Bond in Virginia
    In the moments after being arrested and charged with a criminal offense, many defendants are singularly focused on one question: when will they get out of jail?A lot of confusion exists among defendants and their families over the…
  • Aug 13

    Legal vs. Physical Custody in Virginia: What’s the Difference?

    Legal vs. Physical Custody in Virginia: What’s the Difference?
    Every parent involved in a child custody dispute is concerned about the kind of custody and visitation arrangement that will result. Regardless of whether the court decides custody or the parents reach an agreement which is then approved by…
  • Aug 12

    Family Care Plans and Custody Orders in Virginia

    Family Care Plans and Custody Orders in Virginia
    A Family Care Plan (FCP) is a document that certain active duty or reserve servicemembers, and some DOD civilians, are required by the Department of Defense to maintain in order to ensure that their children (and incapacitated parents) are…
Rank this Week: 120

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
Rank this Week: 497

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 13

    How Bullcoming, Melendez-Diaz, Williams, and Crawford Are Playing Out Today

    How Bullcoming, Melendez-Diaz, Williams, and Crawford Are Playing Out Today
    Prof. Friedman, over at The Confrontation Blog, just posted a recent article on two New Jersey opinions that overlap the confrontation analysis for lab results in Bullcoming, Williams, Crawford, and Melendez-Diaz.The plurality opinion in…
  • Aug 11

    Interesting Article: When Not To Appeal (Scotusblog)

    Interesting Article: When Not To Appeal (Scotusblog)
    Wow!No good deed goes unpunished.  But, what attorney could argue with the defendant in this case.  http://www.scotusblog.com/2014/08/court-hands-off-feud-about-murder-appeal/#more-216621
  • Aug 11

    Petition For Cert. In U.S. Supreme Court Case Concerning Reasonable Suspicion

    Petition For Cert. In U.S. Supreme Court Case Concerning Reasonable Suspicion
    One of the few remaining cases yet to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court this term is the case of Heien v. North Carolina, which presents the following question: "Can a police officer's mistake of law provide individualized suspicion that…
Rank this Week: 847

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: 443

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney…

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Florida DUI, drug crimes, and DUI issues. By John P. Guidry II.

http://www.orlandocriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 13

    $5,000 fine for Solicitation to Commit Prostitution declared Unconstitutional

    $5,000 fine for Solicitation to Commit Prostitution declared Unconstitutional
    It's time, again, to compare Florida's laws to the rest of the world. Here in Florida, beating your wife--in front of your young kids yelling "stop hurting mommy"--carries a maximum fine is $1,000 and possibly jail time (of course, therapy…
  • Aug 8

    What Is a Cop Qualified to Tell a Jury?

    What Is a Cop Qualified to Tell a Jury?
    Ever meet someone that thinks they know everything? Such folks present a unique problem for the court system, as judges must tailor witness testimony to only those things which a witness is qualified to discuss. Could you imagine if the…
  • Aug 4

    Religion's Influence on Criminal Sentence

    Religion's Influence on Criminal Sentence
    Recently, an appeals court overturned a rape sentencing due to judicial comments regarding religion. For those of you concerned about the separation of church and state, take a look at the First Amendment to the Constitution: Congress shall…
Rank this Week: 764

Boston Accident Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Accident Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accidents, commercial litigation and insurance bad faith. By Keith L. Miller.

http://www.bostonaccidentinjurylawyer.com/
  • Aug 13

    Leominster, Massachusetts: Nine people Injured after Multi-Vehicle Accident

    Leominster, Massachusetts: Nine people Injured after Multi-Vehicle Accident
    August 13, 2014 – James Barrett, 26, of Leominster, Massachusetts, and eight other people have sustained serious personal injuries as the result of a four vehicle car accident.  The accident happened on Sunday, at approximately…
  • Aug 13

    Randolph, Massachusetts: 18 Injured in MBTA bus Accident

    Randolph, Massachusetts: 18 Injured in MBTA bus Accident
    August 13, 2014 – A car driven by Stephen Griswold, 30, of Franklin, Massachusetts collided with a MBTA bus in Randolph, causing eighteen people to sustain serious personal injuries.  The accident occurred on Tuesday at…
  • Aug 5

    Amherst, Massachusetts: Pedestrian Dies in Tragic Accident

    Amherst, Massachusetts: Pedestrian Dies in Tragic Accident
    August 5, 2014 – Hannah Frilot, 20, of Amherst, Massachusetts, has died as the result of serious personal injuries she sustained after being struck by a car.  The accident occurred on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at approximately 11…
Rank this Week: 591

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

Covers California punitive damages litigation. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 13

    Court of Appeal holds that defendant's conservators must pay punitive damages award even if wipes out assets of conservatorship (Conservatorship of Parker)

    Court of Appeal holds that defendant's conservators must pay punitive damages award even if wipes out assets of conservatorship (Conservatorship of Parker)
    In 2010 we reported on the unpublished opinion in Boothby v. Parker, which affirmed a $350,000 punitive damages award.  Four years later, the same litigation has now generated a published opinion.The new opinion reveals that defendant…
  • Aug 12

    "To Bifurcate or Not to Bifurcate"

    "To Bifurcate or Not to Bifurcate"
    The folks over at Mayer Brown's Guideposts have a new post entitled "To Bifurcate or Not to Bifurcate," discussing whether it is strategically wise for defendants to take advantage of the bifurcation procedure that exists for punitive damages…
  • Jul 22

    Law professor Dan Markel shot to death in his home

    Law professor Dan Markel shot to death in his home
    We're saddened to report that law professor Dan Markel, who wrote frequently on the subject of punitive damages, was shot to death in his Florida home last Friday.  He was only 41 years old.  Apparently, the local police are…
Rank this Week: 99

Atlanta Injury Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers wrongful death, insurance, and accidents. By P. Charles Scholle, P.C.

http://www.atlantainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 13

    Daycare License Revocation After Toddler's Death

    Daycare License Revocation After Toddler's Death
    The tragic death of a three-year old in Alpharetta last month has resulted in license revocation of the day care facility in which he was killed and the filing of a civil law suit by the child's parents. The owner of the facility has been in…
  • Aug 10

    Cobb County Judge Allows Family to Reopen GM Lawsuit

    Cobb County Judge Allows Family to Reopen GM Lawsuit
    A Cobb County judge is making national headlines by permitting the family of a deceased woman to reopen their case against General Motors. As noted in prior posts, the parents of Brooke Melton, who died after her GM Chevrolet ignition switch…
  • Jul 24

    Cobb County Parents Bring Case Against GM Home

    Cobb County Parents Bring Case Against GM Home
    We have recently posted on the many recalls that General Motors has issued on their vehicles that has taken center stage for the auto maker and its reputation. Most Americans do not have a personal connection with the recalls, but some…
Rank this Week: 956

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Aug 13

    In real estate listings deal with Zillow, Trulia bears most of the risk

    In real estate listings deal with Zillow, Trulia bears most of the risk
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, July 31, 2014 The bargain the two competitors struck is completely in Zillow’s favor. It permits the company to walk away from the transaction if regulators take any step to limit…
  • Aug 13

    Think the Supreme Court protected your cellphone from warrantless searches? Think again.

    Think the Supreme Court protected your cellphone from warrantless searches? Think again.
    Catherine Crump quoted in The Washington Post, July 30, 2014 “It truly is a suspicion-less search policy,” said Catherine Crump, an assistant law professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and a former attorney for the…
  • Aug 13

    Ticket me Elmo? NYC mulls law for impersonator

    Ticket me Elmo? NYC mulls law for impersonator
    Jesse Choper quoted in Associated Press, July 30, 2014 “If you can prove that they are there to seek money, not simply conveying a message … they are subject to greater regulation,” said Jesse Choper.
Rank this Week: 24

Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

Analysis and commentary on trends and developments in life sciences and health care law. By Reed Smith.

http://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 368

Jurisdynamics

Jurisdynamics

Describes the interplay between legal responses to exogenous change and the law's own endogenous capacity for adaptation. By Louis D. Brandeis Dean Jim Chen.

http://jurisdynamics.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 13

    Call for papers: Ebola and the law

    Call for papers: Ebola and the law
    Call for papers Ebola and the Law Biolaw section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS)Washington, D.C.Monday, January 5, 2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The 2014 west African outbreak of the Ebola virus is the most severe epidemic…
  • Apr 23

    Minority Television Project, Inc. v. FCC, No. 13-1124, Brief for Amici Curiae Law Professors in Support of Petitioner

    Minority Television Project, Inc. v. FCC, No. 13-1124, Brief for Amici Curiae Law Professors in Support of Petitioner
    Minority Television Project, Inc. v. FCC, No. 13-1124, Brief for Amici Curiae Law Professors in Support of Petitioner, available at http://bit.ly/MinorityTelevisionAmicus: This brief amicus curiae in support of petitioner Minority Television…
  • Mar 25

    An Agricultural Law Jeremiad: The Harvest Is Past, the Summer Is Ended, and Seed Is Not Saved

    An Agricultural Law Jeremiad: The Harvest Is Past, the Summer Is Ended, and Seed Is Not Saved
    James Ming Chen, An Agricultural Law Jeremiad: The Harvest Is Past, the Summer Is Ended, and Seed Is Not Saved, 2014 Wisconsin Law Review (forthcoming), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2387998 or http://bit.ly/SeedIsNotSaved, and to be…
Rank this Week: 557

The Nutmeg Lawyer

The Nutmeg Lawyer

Discusses the Trials & Tribulations of Law Practice. By Adrian Baron.

http://www.nutmeglawyer.com/
  • Aug 13

    How is Dumping Ice Water on Your Head Supposed to Cure ALS?

    How is Dumping Ice Water on Your Head Supposed to Cure ALS?
                              This article can also be viewed at our new site thenutmeglawyer.com Like most days, I spent my morning perusing cat videos on Facebook when I…
  • Aug 11

    Metadata and the Legal Profession. How Ignorance Can Lead to Disaster

    Metadata and the Legal Profession. How Ignorance Can Lead to Disaster
    This article can also be viewed at our updated site thenutmeglawyer.com Your office always engages in the best practices when it comes to your clients' confidentiality, this goes without saying. You've got the latest anti-virus software…
  • Feb 9

    Mr. Baron Goes to Washington

    Mr. Baron Goes to Washington
     This past Friday, I was invited to take part in a day of meetings at the White House with various community leaders from across the United States.  As an American citizen, the honor was overwhelming. As a kid, I had visited the…
Rank this Week: 688

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Aug 13

    Who owns that journal? — an update

    Who owns that journal? — an update
    Earlier this year I wrote about a lawsuit involving the Duke University Press and their dispute with the Social Science History Association over who would control the journal Social Science History. A decision from the trial court in North…
  • Aug 10

    About that simian selfie

    About that simian selfie
    By now, most people know about the macaque monkeys that took pictures of themselves in the Indonesian jungle, and the controversy over who, if anyone, owns a copyright in the resulting pictures.  The events actually took place several…
  • Aug 7

    Signing My Rights Away (a guest post by Jennifer Ahern-Dodson)

    Signing My Rights Away (a guest post by Jennifer Ahern-Dodson)
    NOTE — Authorship can be a tricky thing, impacted by contractual agreements and even by shifting media.  In this guest post by Jennifer Ahern-Dodson of Duke’s Thompson Writing Program we get an additional perspective on the…
Rank this Week: 290

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
  • Aug 13

    Prosecutorial Misconduct in Texas: Continuing Injustice

    Prosecutorial Misconduct in Texas: Continuing Injustice
    For criminal defense lawyers in Texas, the idea that prosecutors are human and sometimes do very bad things isn’t news. It’s something to be monitored during every case and almost every day you ask yourself the question: is the…
  • Aug 11

    Federal Conspiracy to Distribute Case: Reduced 73.5%

    Federal Conspiracy to Distribute Case: Reduced 73.5%
    Federal Conspiracy to Distribute The post Federal Conspiracy to Distribute Case: Reduced 73.5% appeared first on Dallas Justice.
  • Aug 6

    Defense Lessons of the Dallas Crime Lab and the Michael Phillips Exoneration

    Defense Lessons of the Dallas Crime Lab and the Michael Phillips Exoneration
    The Dallas Crime Lab has made the national news (along with the history books) by being the first crime lab to have its DNA evidence form the basis of a wrongful conviction exoneration where the defendant didn’t move for the re-testing…
Rank this Week: 458

Vermont Law School's Library Blog

Vermont Law School's Library Blog

Covers legal news and information about the library.

http://vlslibrary.wordpress.com
  • Aug 13

    Library Hours Update

    Library Hours Update
    Our library hours starting tomorrow through orientation week are: Thursday & Friday Aug., 14 and 15 8AM – 5PM Saturday & Sunday Aug., 16 and 17 CLOSED Monday – Thursday Aug., 18 – 21 8AM – 8PM Friday Aug., 22…
  • Jul 28

    Lawyers & the Booker Prize

    Lawyers & the Booker Prize
    Since the Booker prize, awarded to the best novel of the year, was launched in 1969, it has been fascinating to see which novels get nominated. Not only is the prize prestigious but the winner receives the substantial sum of … Continue…
  • Jul 14

    HeinOnline enhancement

    HeinOnline enhancement
    Most, if not all of the readers of this blog, are familiar with HeinOnline, and recognize it as one of the best sources for PDF versions of law review articles.  You may not however be familiar with all of the … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 780

Maryland Car Accident Attorney…

Maryland Car Accident Attorney Blog

Covers Maryland news and updates on motor vehicle accidents. Published By Lebowitz & Mzhen.

http://www.marylandcaraccidentattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 13

    Police Cadet Makes Illegal Turn and Kills Maryland Teacher

    Police Cadet Makes Illegal Turn and Kills Maryland Teacher
    Earlier this week in Washington DC, a Maryland school teacher lost her life when she was sideswiped by a police cadet making an improper turn out of an emergency crossover. According to a report by NBC Washington, the accident occurred...
  • Aug 6

    Three Hospitalized in Route 155 Roll-Over Accident

    Three Hospitalized in Route 155 Roll-Over Accident
    Earlier this week near Havre de Grace, a two-vehicle accident on Route 155 sent three people to the hospital. According to a report by the Baltimore Sun, the accident occurred at 5:06, near where Route 155 meets Paradise Road. Evidently,...
  • Jul 23

    Car Crashes into Restaurant, Sending Six to the Hospital

    Car Crashes into Restaurant, Sending Six to the Hospital
    Earlier this month in Potomac, Maryland, a car crashed into a local restaurant for the second time this year. According to a report by a local news source, just after lunch on a Saturday an elderly woman who had just...
Rank this Week: 995

Maryland Accident Law Blog

Maryland Accident Law Blog

Covers national and Maryland state tort and workers compensation legislation. Also focuses on boating, car, motorcycle, pedestrian and truck accidents, as well as medical malpractice and wrongful death. By Lebowitz & Mzhen.

http://www.marylandaccidentlawblog.com/
  • Aug 13

    Maryland State Trooper Shoots Pit-Bull After She Was Bit

    Maryland State Trooper Shoots Pit-Bull After She Was Bit
    Earlier this year in July, a Maryland State Trooper was responding to a call in Mechanicsville when she was attacked by the homeowner’s pit-bull. According to a report by a local news source, the officer was responding to a call...
  • Aug 6

    Baltimore Sun Report Shows Patient Care Lacking and Events Often Unreported

    Baltimore Sun Report Shows Patient Care Lacking and Events Often Unreported
    In a recent article by the Baltimore Sun, the paper considers the growing problem of patient safety in hospitals and nursing homes across the State of Maryland. One of the biggest problems with the current system, the author argues, is...
  • Jul 23

    Hopkins’ Gynecologist Videotaped Patient Exams, Resulting in $190 Million Class-Action Settlement

    Hopkins’ Gynecologist Videotaped Patient Exams, Resulting in $190 Million Class-Action Settlement
    In a truly disturbing case out of John Hopkins, a gynecologist was found to have videotaped the last 25 years of patient gynecological exams. According to a recent article by Bustle.com, roughly 9,000 former patients joined a class action…
Rank this Week: 529

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 284

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/
  • Aug 13

    Loser Pays Winner's Court Costs and, Sometimes More

    Loser Pays Winner's Court Costs and, Sometimes More
            courtesy of creation c Yes, a plaintiff in an employment lawsuit can be hit with an award of attorney's fees. In federal court, the losing party is almost always ordered to pay the other side's court costs.…
  • Aug 12

    PM Al-Maliki Just Cannot Let Go

    PM Al-Maliki Just Cannot Let Go
    I have to say, I find it fascinating that the Iraq Prime Minister will not give up his seat for the good of his country. He persists in holding onto his seat with clenched teeth, despite his own party turning away from him. See CBS news…
  • Aug 8

    Less than 15 Employees = Freedom to Discriminate?

    Less than 15 Employees = Freedom to Discriminate?
    Title VII of the Civil Rights act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on sex, color, religion, and national (ethnic) origin. Other statutes prohibit discrimination based on age and disability. For Title VII to apply to your company, you…
Rank this Week: 525

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features information about and links to Oregon Legal Research resources, in addition to comments about cases, statutes, and interesting events in the world of legal research and law libraries. By Laura Orr.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • Aug 13

    Lawyer Ethics: Advising Marijuana Users and Businesses (Washington State)

    Lawyer Ethics: Advising Marijuana Users and Businesses (Washington State)
    From Trial Ad (UW): Ethics of Advising Marijuana Users and Businesses Excerpt: “Under RPC 1.2(d), a “lawyer shall not counsel a client to engage, or assist a client, in conduct that the lawyer knows is criminal . . .” Does…
  • Aug 12

    Securities Lawyer’s Deskbook (Free)

    Securities Lawyer’s Deskbook (Free)
    Securities Lawyer’s Deskbook, from the University of Cincinnati College of Law Library Hat tip to the law librarian listserv.
  • Aug 12

    Project Nanny Van (Open Law Lab)

    Project Nanny Van (Open Law Lab)
    Project Nanny Van: a legal service design “Project Nanny Van is an excellent new example of creative legal service design…this mobile van that [goes] to locations where nannies might be congregating, and provides them with…
Rank this Week: 252

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Aug 13

    Senators Seek Release of FBI Whistleblower Report

    Senators Seek Release of FBI Whistleblower Report
    On Tuesday, August 12, 2014, Senators Charles Grassley and Ron Wyden sent a letter to President Obama pressing him to release a report on effectiveness of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) regulations for protecting…
  • Aug 13

    Video Interview: Reflecting on Dodd-Frank at Four Years Old, with LXBN TV

    Video Interview: Reflecting on Dodd-Frank at Four Years Old, with LXBN TV
    Following up on my recent post on the matter, I had the opportunity to discuss the Dodd-Frank Act with Colin O’Keefe of LXBN. In the brief interview, I share my thoughts on the impact of Dodd-Frank Act just past its four year…
  • Aug 5

    Whistleblowers Recover $98.15 Million for U. S. Taxpayer

    Whistleblowers Recover $98.15 Million for U. S. Taxpayer
    Yesterday, the Justice Department announced that Community Health Systems, Inc., the nation’s largest operator of acute care hospitals, has agreed to pay $98.15 to settle multiple lawsuits against it filed under the False Claims Act.…
Rank this Week: 415

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
  • Aug 13

    Growing Number of Americans Choosing Cremation

    Growing Number of Americans Choosing Cremation
    If you have decided to be cremated when you die, you’re one of a growing number of Americans making that choice. I came across an interesting infographic today titled Ashes to Ashes, which illustrates how cremation has increased in…
  • Aug 6

    Don’t Keep Your Heirs in the Dark

    Don’t Keep Your Heirs in the Dark
    If you or someone you know has been a beneficiary of an estate, you may have have been exposed to the frustration and disagreements that can occur when details of an estate plan are kept secret until a parent dies. The frustration may have…
  • Jul 30

    Wacky Will Wednesday: Wills That Make You Go “Hmmm…” — Rona Scroratow

    Wacky Will Wednesday: Wills That Make You Go “Hmmm…” — Rona Scroratow
    NB: This post is part of a series highlighting wills that contain some interesting, and sometimes bizarre, bequests and stipulations. You can see all these posts here. The great thing about having a Will is that it gives you the power to…
Rank this Week: 427

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Aug 13

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Matter of J.S. & M.S.

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Matter of J.S. & M.S.
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DEPENDENT NEGLECT DA 13-0796, 2014 MT 220N, IN THE MATTER OF: M.S. and J.S., Youths in Need of Care.
  • Aug 13

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Matter of J.N.

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Matter of J.N.
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DEPENDENT NEGLECT DA 13-0795, 2014 MT 219N, IN THE MATTER OF: J.N., A Youth in Need of Care.
  • Aug 13

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Schuster v. Yellowstone County

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Schuster v. Yellowstone County
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – OTHER DA 13-0468, 2014 MT 218N, LARRY G. SCHUSTER, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MONTANA, Defendant and Appellee.
Rank this Week: 22

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Aug 13

    What is a Dry Gas Standard?

    What is a Dry Gas Standard?
    Find out what a dry gas cylinder is and why it matters. For more information about your case or to schedule a free case strategy session, call me at 540-318-5824. Originally published at AndrewFlusche.com. © 2014 Andrew Flusche. What is…
  • Aug 12

    Employer Verification Letter for DWI Restricted License

    Employer Verification Letter for DWI Restricted License
    In some of the courts where I regularly defend DWI clients, the clerk’s office requires an employer verification letter in order to issue a restricted driver’s license. In general, a work verification letter needs to be on…
  • Aug 12

    What is a Preliminary Breath Test (PBT)?

    What is a Preliminary Breath Test (PBT)?
    Find out what a PBT is and what it looks like. For more information about your case or to schedule a free case strategy session, call me at 540-318-5824. Originally published at AndrewFlusche.com. © 2014 Andrew Flusche. What is a…
Rank this Week: 423

NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

Focuses on New Jersey divorce and estate planning. By Paul G. Kostro.

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
  • Aug 13

    One egregious act of domestic violence may warrant the issuance of an FRO

    One egregious act of domestic violence may warrant the issuance of an FRO
    Law Lessons from J.B. v. K.B., App. Div., Docket No. A-1408-12T4, August 12, 2014: One egregious act of domestic violence may warrant the issuance of an FRO irrespective of whether there is history of violence between the parties. McGowan v.…
  • Aug 13

    Application for intervention as of right

    Application for intervention as of right
    Law Lessons from Cox v. Cox, App. Div., Docket No. A-5525-12T2, August 12, 2014: Rule 4:33-1 provides: Upon timely application anyone shall be permitted to intervene in an action if the applicant claims an interest relating to the property…
  • Aug 12

    For purposes of calculating alimony and child support awards, a trial court may impute income to one or both spouse

    For purposes of calculating alimony and child support awards, a trial court may impute income to one or both spouse
    Law Lessons from Villegas v. Villegas, App. Div., No. A-2516-11T2, August 11, 2014: For purposes of calculating alimony and child support awards, a trial court may impute income to one or both spouses. Mowery v. Mowery, 38 N.J. Super. 92,…
Rank this Week: 97

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Covers sex crime laws and cases. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • Aug 13

    23-year-old Saginaw Man Faces Rape, Robbery Charges in Connection with Incident Involving 19-year-old Woman

    23-year-old Saginaw Man Faces Rape, Robbery Charges in Connection with Incident Involving 19-year-old Woman
    On July 29, 23-year-old Willus L. Williamson allegedly raped and robbed a woman near his East Side Saginaw home, according to news reports at Mlive.com. In all, Williamson has been charged with seven felonies including three counts of…
  • Aug 12

    Bay City Man Allegedly Has Sex with Young Girl, Facing Five Felony Charge

    Bay City Man Allegedly Has Sex with Young Girl, Facing Five Felony Charge
    On Wednesday August 6, 45-year-old Bruce Scherzer of Bay city was arraigned on five felony charges in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a girl who is younger than 13, according to news reports at Mlive.com. The girl reported the…
  • Aug 7

    Saginaw Man to Stand Trial for Sexual Assault of Young Girl

    Saginaw Man to Stand Trial for Sexual Assault of Young Girl
    Michael E. Flores, a 28-year-old Saginaw man, was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a girl who was under the age of 13 in August of last year. Flores was initially charged with three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct,…
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New Mexico Personal Injury Lawyer…

New Mexico Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers liability, accident, malpractice, and insurance topics. By The Fine Law Firm.

http://www.newmexicoinjury.com/
  • Aug 13

    New Mexico Man Nearly Loses Genitals in Vicious Dog Attack

    New Mexico Man Nearly Loses Genitals in Vicious Dog Attack
    Earlier this month in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a 35-year-old man was the victim of a severe dog bite in his groin when he was bitten by a pit bull that was attacking his eight-year-old daughter. According to an article from Reuters, the…
  • Aug 5

    New Details Emerge in New Mexico Woman's Death During Open Heart Surgery

    New Details Emerge in New Mexico Woman's Death During Open Heart Surgery
    New details are coming to light about the power failure at the University of New Mexico Hospital on August 11, 2011. The incident resulted in a loss of power in an operating room where a woman was having heart surgery performed. The surgery…
  • Jul 28

    Medical Helicopter Crashes in New Mexico, Killing Three

    Medical Helicopter Crashes in New Mexico, Killing Three
    A tragic helicopter crash occurred earlier this month in Guadalupe County, about three miles north of Interstate 40. The helicopter, a hospital aircraft out of Santa Fe, was traveling to Tucumcari to pick up a patient in the early morning on…
Rank this Week: 543

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

Covers the many flavors of appellate issues and law. By Dorothy Easley.

http://appellategourmetappealsinflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 855

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
Rank this Week: 364

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Aug 13

    The End of a Brief Era: Recent Appellate Decisions in “Copyright Troll” Litigation

    The End of a Brief Era: Recent Appellate Decisions in “Copyright Troll” Litigation
    The onslaught of “copyright troll” litigation began only a few years ago, with lawsuits implicating hundreds or even thousands of “John Doe” defendants, who were identified by IP addresses with timestamps corresponding…
  • Aug 8

    Princeton likely to rescind grade deflation policy

    Princeton likely to rescind grade deflation policy
    A Princeton faculty committee recommended yesterday that the university rescind its ten-year-old grading guideline that advises faculty to assign grades in the A range to at most 35% of students. The committee issued a report explaining its…
  • Aug 7

    Criminal Copyright Sanctions as a U.S. Export

    Criminal Copyright Sanctions as a U.S. Export
    The copyright industries’ mantra that “digital is different” has driven an aggressive, global expansion in criminal sanctions for copyright infringement over the last two decades. Historically speaking, criminal penalties…
Rank this Week: 149

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
  • Aug 13

    EMPLOYMENT TUESDAY at BrokeAndBroker.com

    EMPLOYMENT TUESDAY at BrokeAndBroker.com
    Stockbroker, Compliance, Legal, and Regulatory JobsEmployment Page BrokeAndBroker.com Jobs...
  • Aug 13

    Securities Algorithm Didn't Compute For Finra

    Securities Algorithm Didn't Compute For Finra
    Registered persons who are looking to get involved with a venture frequently contact me but then, inexplicably, have trouble describing just what it is that they are looking at. Frankly, that's among the first tip-offs to me that there could…
  • Aug 13

    BrokeAndBroker.com Blog by Bill Singer WEEKEND REVIEW

    BrokeAndBroker.com Blog by Bill Singer WEEKEND REVIEW
    Anticipating Stockbroker Fined For Taking Client Files HomeAugust 15, 2014Ah yes, that sweet anticipation with which you ponder leaving the scorched earth of the branch office of your current brokerage firm for the greener p...Read OnHonolulu…
Rank this Week: 546

USA Recht

USA Recht

Covers US law from a German perspective. By Nietzer & Häusler.

http://www.usa-recht.de
  • Aug 13

    Due Diligence Going Forward in China

    Due Diligence Going Forward in China
    Whatever you might think of where his career went, Elton John had some great early stuff. I still rank Tumbleweed Connection right up there as one of my favorite albums of all-time. And while it was packed with some great … Weiterlesen…
  • Aug 11

    Does Your Company Still Allow Facilitation Payments?

    Does Your Company Still Allow Facilitation Payments?
    One of the more confusing areas of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is in that of facilitation payments. Facilitation payments are small bribes but make no mistake about it, they are bribes. For that reason many companies feel…
  • Aug 8

    US-Reexportkontrollbestimmungen, Must Read für global agierende Firmen

    US-Reexportkontrollbestimmungen, Must Read für global agierende Firmen
    Länderschwerpunkt USA: Produkte „Made in Germany“ enthalten häufig Komponenten oder Technologien amerikanischen Ursprungs. Diese können bei einem Export aus Deutschland noch immer der amerikanischen Exportkontrolle…
Rank this Week: 798

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Aug 12

    Is Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) a disease?

    Is Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) a disease?
    Fixed success fees have been in place for “disease” claims since 1 October 2005. It is therefore surprising that it was not until 2012 that any serious consideration was given as to which claims fell within the scope of the fixed…
  • Aug 10

    Guideline Hourly Rates Guidance

    Guideline Hourly Rates Guidance
    Despite the disappointment that no new Guideline Hourly Rates have been published, the recent review has finally killed off the argument that Guideline Hourly Rates are of no relevance to detailed assessment and are designed purely for…
  • Aug 4

    Grade B Costs Lawyer

    Grade B Costs Lawyer
    A further interesting issue arises as to Costs Lawyers being potentially classified as Grade B fee earners (from October 2014). This is as a result of the wording used by Lord Dyson and in the original report recommendation. To achieve Grade…
Rank this Week: 859

the complex litigator

the complex litigator

Covers complex litigation and class actions. By H. Scott Leviant.

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
  • Aug 12

    Luckey v. Superior Court says no to temporary judges for class settlement approval

    Luckey v. Superior Court says no to temporary judges for class settlement approval
    In Luckey v. Superior Court (July 22, 2014), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Three), the Court considered a writ following the denial of a stipulation to utilize a temporary judge to handle a class settlement…
  • Aug 12

    Misclassifcation of independent contractors gets a boost in Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspaper

    Misclassifcation of independent contractors gets a boost in Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspaper
    As I fill the backlog, we have yet another big decision from the California Supreme Court. In Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspapers, 59 Cal. 4th 522 (June 30, 2014), the Supreme Court examined how the question of certification should be…
  • Aug 12

    Analysis of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC

    Analysis of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC
    Next up on the update list is Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC (June 23, 2014). In Iskanian, a limousine driver filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of himself and similarly situated employees for his employer’s alleged…
Rank this Week: 331

Food Poisoning Law Blog

Food Poisoning Law Blog

Covers food safety issues. By Pritzker Olsen.

http://foodpoisoning.pritzkerlaw.com/
  • Aug 12

    HUS E. coli Outbreak Follows Petting Zoo

    HUS E. coli Outbreak Follows Petting Zoo
    Three Minnesota children have been hospitalized with E. coli disease that public health investigators have associated with contamination from a traveling petting zoo called  Zerebko Zoo Tran. Two of the children developed kidney…
  • Aug 4

    Applebee's E. coli Outbreak in Minnesota, Wisconsin

    Applebee's E. coli Outbreak in Minnesota, Wisconsin
    Our E. coli lawyers are investigating an E. coli O111 outbreak associated with eating Oriental Chicken Salad at certain Applebee's restaurants in Minnesota and Wisconsin between June 23 and June 29, 2014. We are not aware of reports of…
  • Aug 4

    Cyclospora Food Poisoning in Michigan Associated with Hotel near Detroit Metro Airport

    Cyclospora Food Poisoning in Michigan Associated with Hotel near Detroit Metro Airport
    Our law firm is investigating cases of Cyclsopora food poisoning associated with a hotel located near the Detroit Metro Airport in Romulus, Michigan. The initial investigation points to food served at events held at the hotel from June 23 and…
Rank this Week: 736

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical licensing, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse. By Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm.

http://www.dallasfortworthinjurylawyer.com/
  • Aug 12

    New York Xarelto Uncontrollable Bleeding Lawsuit

    New York Xarelto Uncontrollable Bleeding Lawsuit
    A Texas woman is the latest to sue Bayer and Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical companies, claiming that the anticoagulant Xarelto has inadequate warnings about the bleeding risk associated with the drug. Jeanne Jeffcoat filed the lawsuit…
  • Aug 12

    Actos Bladder Cancer Questions and Answer

    Actos Bladder Cancer Questions and Answer
    There are several thousand lawsuits filed by folks both in state and federal courts by patients who took the prescription drug pioglitazone, sold as brand name Actos and later developed bladder cancer. Doctors prescribe Actos to treat…
  • Aug 11

    Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Lawsuits Update

    Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Lawsuits Update
    For those patients who have been implanted with either a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II artificial hipmetal  implant, I have an important update to share regarding the status of the defective hip product liability lawsuits and the Stryker…
Rank this Week: 618

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Aug 12

    Future Trends Regarding White Collar Crime and China

    Future Trends Regarding White Collar Crime and China
    As I mentioned in my post last week, I moderated a roundtable discussion at this year's ABA annual meeting entitled Navigating the White Collar Crime Landscape in China. While the discussion included many unique and interesting insights into…
  • Aug 10

    The 'Too Big to Jail' Effect and the Impact on the Justice Department's Corporate Charging Policy

    The 'Too Big to Jail' Effect and the Impact on the Justice Department's Corporate Charging Policy
    Court E. Golumbic & Albert D. Lichy, The 'Too Big to Jail' Effect and the Impact on the Justice Department's Corporate Charging Policy, ssrn abstract - In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the failure of the Department of...
  • Aug 4

    ABA Annual Meeting - Roundtable Discussion Regarding White Collar Crime and China

    ABA Annual Meeting - Roundtable Discussion Regarding White Collar Crime and China
    For those attending this year's ABA Annual Meeting in Boston, I wanted to alert you to a roundtable discussion occurring on Friday, August 8 from 3-5pm (Room 308, Level 3, Hynes Convention Center) entitled Navigating the White Collar Crime…
Rank this Week: 274

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    When is Enough Really Enough? The Importance of Experts in Music Copyright Infringement Action

    When is Enough Really Enough? The Importance of Experts in Music Copyright Infringement Action
    On June 17, 2014, a federal judge in Illinois granted summary judgment to Stefani Joanne Germanotta against plaintiff, Rebecca Francescatti, in a copyright infringement matter because he found that no reasonable trier of fact could find that…
  • Jul 25

    Federal Regulatory Authority and Power of the Press Release

    Federal Regulatory Authority and Power of the Press Release
    Among the unstated powers of the federal (and sometimes state) government that few litigation targets think about is the power of the press release. Prosecutors, whether at the agency level or above (for example, at the state Attorney…
  • Jul 18

    The Duke and Duke Duke It Out In Trademark Rowe

    The Duke and Duke Duke It Out In Trademark Rowe
    Clearly there is no love lost between John Wayne Enterprises, LLC (“JWE”), the entity owned by John Wayne’s heirs which controls the intellectual property related to of John Wayne, and Duke University.   Both have…
Rank this Week: 560

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

Covers human resources and other workforce management, compensation and employee benefits laws, policies and practices. By Solutions Law Press.

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 559

Boalt Bulletin Board

Boalt Bulletin Board

An online forum for non-event announcements. From Berkeley Law.

http://bbb.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Aug 12

    Fall 2014 research assistants for two CLEE project

    Fall 2014 research assistants for two CLEE project
    The Wheeler Institute for Water Law & Policy at Berkeley Law’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) is looking for research assistants to contribute to two exciting projects this fall: PROJECT 1: Addressing…
  • Aug 12

    Professor Alper Seeking Research Assistant

    Professor Alper Seeking Research Assistant
    Professor Ty Alper, Associate Director of the Death Penalty Clinic, seeks a part-time Research Assistant for the Fall 2014 semester, and perhaps into the Spring 2015 semester as well. 8-10 hours a week, on issues related to the criminal…
  • Jul 25

    Legal Internship – Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice

    Legal Internship – Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice
    The Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice (CRRJ) advances scholarly discourse, bolsters advocacy efforts, and influences public opinion through innovative socio-legal research, scholarship, teaching, and convenings. CRRJ is dedicated to…
Rank this Week: 895

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 12

    9th Cir.'s FY2013 Annual Report now available!

    9th Cir.'s FY2013 Annual Report now available!
    The Ninth Circuit's Annual (Fiscal Year) 2013 Annual Report is now available here!What an amazing day!
  • Aug 12

    Courts Join in Publication/Depublication Game

    Courts Join in Publication/Depublication Game
    Usually only parties to the case or outside interest groups request publication or depublication of an opinion. But this year courts/judges themselves have stepped in. In April, the Fifth District Court of Appeal askedto depublish an…
  • Aug 12

    2014 Cal Court Stats report is available!

    2014 Cal Court Stats report is available!
    It's that time of year again! Find out how  your favorite appellate courts stack up in the annual stat pack:The report is here.  News release here.Court Statistics ReportThe Court Statistics Report (CSR) is published annually by the…
Rank this Week: 947

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Covers constitutional law and jurisprudence (in Spanish). Features legal news, cases and commentaries from Argentina, U.S. and the Americas.

http://www.saberderecho.com/
  • Aug 12

    El Digesto Jurídico Argentino como fenomenal generador de confusión

    El Digesto Jurídico Argentino como fenomenal generador de confusión
    Finalmente, en la continuidad de una política de Estado que viene de la década del noventa, Argentina votó su Digesto Jurídico, personaje central hoy de la cartelería y folletería profesional.Obviamos…
  • Aug 7

    Mohamed, Duarte y Cromañón: sobre el tercer acto en el doble conforme

    Mohamed, Duarte y Cromañón: sobre el tercer acto en el doble conforme
    El fallo de la causa Cromañon viene de un problema lógico muy simple que tienen los sistemas penales (y que planteabamos en este post de 2009).Nuestra organización y tradición procesal penal ha adoptado el criterio…
  • Aug 5

    La doctrina de la inmunidad judicial (este no es un post sobre el juez Griesa)

    La doctrina de la inmunidad judicial (este no es un post sobre el juez Griesa)
    Linda Sparkman descubriendo una placa conmemorativa en Indiana*En 1867 John Surrat, jr., fue acusado de integrar la conspiración del asesinato de Abraham Lincoln. Su madre, Mary Surrat, ya había sido condenada por participar en…
Rank this Week: 307

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injuries to minors, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse & neglect, premises liability, products liability, and wrongful death. By Matthew D. Kaplan.

http://www.oregoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    Little Noticed Federal Order Reinforces Citizens’ Right

    Little Noticed Federal Order Reinforces Citizens’ Right
    A recent article in Slate highlighted an important but little noticed executive order signed by President Obama on the last day of July. According to the online magazine, the “Fair Play and Safe Workplaces” order, as it is…
  • Aug 7

    Federal Charges Follow 2010 Industrial Accident

    Federal Charges Follow 2010 Industrial Accident
    A significant case involving alleged negligence leading to an industrial accident became more serious last week when obstruction of justice charges were added to it, according to the Associated Press. The news agency reports that a San…
  • Jul 31

    Bike Riding: Study Highlights the Big Picture Saving

    Bike Riding: Study Highlights the Big Picture Saving
    An article published earlier this month by Al Jazeera America looks at a new academic study focusing on the costs and benefits of bike lanes and other publicly-funded spending on cycling infrastructure. Living in Portland, a city often cited…
Rank this Week: 723