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Texas Attorney Blog

Texas Attorney Blog

Covers construction law, development, mechanic's liens, mortgage lending, premises liability, real estate law & news, rural water utilities, and Texas Supreme Court Updates. By Aimee Hess.

http://www.texasattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Texas Railroad Commission Oil & Gas Pipeline Permit Rule

    Texas Railroad Commission Oil & Gas Pipeline Permit Rule
    Previously I have discussed the revised Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) Rule 3.70 regarding permits for pipelines. You can access my previous blogs here and here. The RRC approved that new rule on December 3. 2014, and it went into effect on…
  • Mar 13

    Texas Senate Committee Aproves "Transfer at Death Deed"

    Texas Senate Committee Aproves "Transfer at Death Deed"
    Earlier this week, the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee approved the draft of a new statute entitled the Texas Real Property Transfer on Death Act (Senate Bill 462). You can review a draft of the bill here. This bill would create a…
  • Jan 30

    Texas Supreme Court Decision on Implied Easement

    Texas Supreme Court Decision on Implied Easement
    An interesting case that involved easements was recently decided by the Texas Supreme Court. The case is David Hamrick, et al. v. Tom Ward and Betsy Ward and the issue presented to the Court was whether an implied easement of necessity by…
Rank this Week: 450

Georgia Workers Compensation…

Georgia Workers Compensation Attorney Blog

Covers Georgia work accidents and workers' compensation laws. By J. Franklin Burns P.C.

http://www.georgiaworkerscompensationattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Reports: Workers' Compensation Protections on Chopping Block

    Reports: Workers' Compensation Protections on Chopping Block
    Two reports. One by NPR and ProPublica. The other by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Released at the same time. Both on the issue of cuts to workers' compensation nationwide. Same conclusions: Workers are quickly losing…
  • Mar 10

    Nealy v. Santa Monica - Workers' Comp Request Granted While Discrimination Claim Denied

    Nealy v. Santa Monica - Workers' Comp Request Granted While Discrimination Claim Denied
    In Georgia, companies cannot legally terminate an injured worker as retaliation for filing a workers' compensation claim. However, there is no law preventing an employer from terminating an injured worker who is receiving workers'…
  • Mar 3

    Thomas v. 5 Star Transportation - Fatal Work Crash, Common-Law Spousal Entitlement, Disputed

    Thomas v. 5 Star Transportation - Fatal Work Crash, Common-Law Spousal Entitlement, Disputed
    When it comes to workers' compensation law, states have varying applications with regard to disputed issues. In general, though, what must be proven is the injury or illness was caused or compounded by work-related duties or functions, and…
Rank this Week: 631

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Whistleblower Attorneys Blog

Covers qui tam and government law. By Greene LLP.

http://www.whistleblowerattorneys-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 489

idealawg

idealawg

Law practice information and ideas. From Stephanie West Allen of Allen & Nichols Production.

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
  • Mar 20

    Life-after-law story: She writes mystery novels and nonfiction too

    Life-after-law story: She writes mystery novels and nonfiction too
    As a lawyer, Leslie Budewitz was well-qualified to write Books, Crooks, and Counselors: How to Write Accurately About Criminal Law and Courtroom Procedure, winner of the 2011 Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction. She also writes cozy mystery…
  • Mar 14

    Another piece of research on negotiation tactics: Can offering a range give you an edge?

    Another piece of research on negotiation tactics: Can offering a range give you an edge?
    Does offering a range of numbers as opposed to one single number help you reach your goal in negotiations? Maybe so. From "Offering a Range of Numbers Can Lead to an Edge in Negotiations" (Mind for Business blog of Association for…
  • Mar 4

    New Penn Law podcast series brings audiences “great minds on law and life”

    New Penn Law podcast series brings audiences “great minds on law and life”
    News release from Penn Law: The University of Pennsylvania Law School has launched a new podcast, Case in Point, a series that takes a dynamic new approach to podcasting in higher education and the law. With over one billion subscriptions…
Rank this Week: 628

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 480

Easy Soft Blog

Easy Soft Blog

Covers practice management issues such as law office billing and accounting, IOLTA bookkeeping, family law, and 2010 RESPA Rules.

http://www.easysoft-usa.com/blog/
  • Mar 19

    Where To Find Information On New Real Estate Law

    Where To Find Information On New Real Estate Law
    We are getting closer to the big changes coming to real estate closing as of August 1, 2015. As the date approaches, we at Easy Soft are updating our software to comply with the new laws. We’ve gotten lots of questions about the new…
  • Mar 12

    Sharper Than A Serpent’s Tooth: Support For A Thankless Child

    Sharper Than A Serpent’s Tooth: Support For A Thankless Child
    There is a lot of attention — rightfully so — on irresponsible parents who don’t pay child support. However there isn’t much discussion about the ungrateful child who not only doesn’t appreciate the parent making…
  • Mar 3

    Easy Calculation of Child Support For Adult Children With Disabilitie

    Easy Calculation of Child Support For Adult Children With Disabilitie
    Divorce law and divorce lawyers tend to focus on typical marital situations: a husband, a wife, and one or more minor children. Existing systems may not be able to handle special situations such severely disabled children, and that is when…
Rank this Week: 443

Coming of Edge

Coming of Edge

Discusses the legal hurdles facing startups and entrepreneurs including all intellectual property law topics. By Steven Buchwald.

http://comingofedge.com/
  • Mar 18

    The Many Benefits of an Employee Handbook

    The Many Benefits of an Employee Handbook
    The content of an employee handbook matters greatly. When it is well-drafted and tailored to the the company it can prevent or greatly minimize liability. The post The Many Benefits of an Employee Handbook appeared first on .
  • Mar 10

    Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suit

    Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suit
    Keeping adequate record of your software creation efforts can be very helpful to stave off copyright infringement claims The post Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suits appeared first on .
  • Mar 10

    Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suit

    Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suit
    Keeping adequate record of your software creation efforts can be very helpful to stave off copyright infringement claims The post Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suits appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 543

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Mar 18

    Steve Jobs and Collaboration: what lawyers can learn

    Steve Jobs and Collaboration: what lawyers can learn
    I make no secret of the fact that I have looked to Steve Jobs for ideas and inspiration.  I found this Fast Company article on the Evolution of Steve Jobs to be fascinating.  The discussion of his evolution as a collaborator was…
  • Mar 18

    A small step that makes clients’ lives easier

    A small step that makes clients’ lives easier
    Have you ever read an email and wondered to yourself, “what’s the point?” Then you get to the end and realize there is no point. Or the point is something totally different than what you thought. When this happens,…
  • Mar 9

    International Women’s Day: a thought

    International Women’s Day: a thought
    Yesterday was International Women’s Day.  There are a lot of great, strong women in my life, and I am all the better for it.  And while it is a fool’s errand to pick just one, I want to highlight just one, meaning no…
Rank this Week: 287

Boston Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Boston Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice issues and cases. By the Law Offices of Keith L. Miller.

http://www.bostonlegalmalpracticelawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 519

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian F. Havel and John Q. Mulligan.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Mar 18

    Debate Over Subsidies Intensifie

    Debate Over Subsidies Intensifie
    The public debate over accusations of subsidies to the so-called "Gulf carriers," Etihad, Emirates, and Qatar has intensified in recent days as calls for action have expanded from rival airlines to include important government…
  • Mar 16

    Ryanair Eyeing Transatlantic Service

    Ryanair Eyeing Transatlantic Service
    Ryanair has announced that preliminary plans to begin serving routes between the U.S. and the EU have been approved by the airline's board. It will be four-to-five years before these plans are realized as the Irish low-cost carrier needs…
  • Mar 11

    New ICAO Secretary General

    New ICAO Secretary General
    The ICAO Council has appointed Dr. Fang Liu of China to be the organization's new Secretary General. The ICAO press release is available here.
Rank this Week: 534

New York Injury Cases Blog

New York Injury Cases Blog

Covers pain and suffering verdicts and settlements. By John M. Hochfelder.

http://www.newyorkinjurycasesblog.com/
  • Mar 18

    Future Pain and Suffering Damages Key Issue in Dental Malpractice Case Appeal

    Future Pain and Suffering Damages Key Issue in Dental Malpractice Case Appeal
    On April 14, 2005 Adina Raso, then 14 years old, had two impacted wisdom teeth extracted by an oral surgeon in Stony Brook. A week or so later, Adina noticed that she was experiencing paresthesia (numbness) and had no sensation or taste on…
  • Feb 28

    Ankle Injury Verdict Upheld on Appeal

    Ankle Injury Verdict Upheld on Appeal
    On May 25, 2003 at about 7 p.m., Miguel Bonano, then 19 years old, was driving a motorized dirt bike on Bryant Avenue near 167th Street in the Bronx when he crashed into the back of a parked car and sustained ankle fractures that required…
  • Feb 12

    Knee Injury Damages Verdict Substantially Increased on Appeal

    Knee Injury Damages Verdict Substantially Increased on Appeal
    On October 6, 2009, Marcia Saft was walking home after dinner with her husband at a local restaurant in Manhattan. She tripped and fell on the sidewalk in front of 229 East 81st Street where Con Edison had placed temporary electric cable…
Rank this Week: 627

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Covers real estate development, environmental, finance and legal issues. By Ulmer Berne LLP.

http://www.realestateadvisorlawblog.com
  • Mar 18

    Project Parklet

    Project Parklet
    At the recent Accelerate 2015 (Cleveland Leadership Center) awards (http://www.cleveleads.org/AccelerateNEO/pitch-presenters), Cleveland natives and returnees, Whitney Hallock and Caroline Wagner, presented the idea for Project Parklet to…
  • Mar 10

    Supreme Court Of Ohio Rules That Municipal Ordinances Related To Oil And Gas Are Preempted By State Law

    Supreme Court Of Ohio Rules That Municipal Ordinances Related To Oil And Gas Are Preempted By State Law
    On February 17, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled that certain oil and gas-related ordinances of the city of Munroe Falls are preempted by state law. State ex rel. Morrison v. Beck Energy Corp., 2015-Ohio-485 (Read the opinion here). In…
  • Feb 27

    Not Just My Kids Who Need (Want) Larger Allowance

    Not Just My Kids Who Need (Want) Larger Allowance
    The new IRS repair regulations can impact how tenant allowances are structured. Traditionally, landlord and tenants have relied on the Section 110 safe harbor so that provided the allowance is spent on leasehold improvements, the allowance is…
Rank this Week: 565

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers real state law in Florida. By Jordan Pascale, P.L.

http://www.floridarealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 17

    March 2015 Florida Real Estate Law Case Update

    March 2015 Florida Real Estate Law Case Update
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Residential Restrictive Covenant – Neighbor Veto Leamer v. White, 40 Fla. L. Weekly D283 (Fla. 1st DCA 2015) The Whites and the Leamers lived in adjoining luxury waterfront townhomes. The townhomes are…
  • Feb 28

    Investing in NNN Triple Net Leased Commercial Real Estate Propertie

    Investing in NNN Triple Net Leased Commercial Real Estate Propertie
    By:  Alejandro E. Jordan, JD Investing in NNN Triple Net Leased Commercial Real Estate Properties Not all real estate investors are created equal. A large number of them simply are looking to place their hard-earned money into a safe…
  • Feb 23

    February 2015 Florida Real Estate Case Law Updates (Part 2)

    February 2015 Florida Real Estate Case Law Updates (Part 2)
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Homestead Devise Restrictions Stone v. Stone, 873 So.2d 628 (Fla. 4th DCA 2014) Title to a residence was vested in a husband and wife. By warranty deed they conveyed the property to themselves as tenants in common.…
Rank this Week: 303

Palm Springs Estate Planning…

Palm Springs Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate taxes, probate, trusts, wills and estate planning. By Julia Burt Law and El Paseo Law Group.

http://www.palmspringsestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 16

    Palm Desert Trust Attorney Explains the Pitfalls of Bankruptcy on Trust

    Palm Desert Trust Attorney Explains the Pitfalls of Bankruptcy on Trust
    Bankruptcy can disrupt your estate plan. We previously discussed here the problem bankruptcy creates if you have assets in joint tenancy with a bankruptcy debtor. However, bankruptcy can also effect your estate plan for your beneficiaries if…
  • Jan 5

    Palm Springs Estate Planning Attorney Discusses New California Laws 2015

    Palm Springs Estate Planning Attorney Discusses New California Laws 2015
    California has roughly 900 new laws that will go into effect in 2015. Some of the highlights are: Immigrant Driver's Licenses The DMV will now issue driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants if they meet every qualification including…
  • Jan 5

    Palm Springs Estate Planning Attorney Discusses New California Laws 2015

    Palm Springs Estate Planning Attorney Discusses New California Laws 2015
    California has roughly 900 new laws that will go into effect in 2015. Some of the highlights are: Immigrant Driver’s Licenses The DMV will now issue driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants if they meet every qualification…
Rank this Week: 514

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/
  • Mar 16

    Update on the Proposed No-Fault Birth-Injury Fund Proposed by Maryland Lawmaker

    Update on the Proposed No-Fault Birth-Injury Fund Proposed by Maryland Lawmaker
    In an earlier post, we discussed a pending bill in front of the Maryland State Legislature that would establish a no-fault birth-injury fund to help cover the costs associated with having a child with a birth injury. In a recent article by…
  • Mar 9

    Winter Storms Paralyze the East Cost, Including Maryland, Resulting in Several Fatalitie

    Winter Storms Paralyze the East Cost, Including Maryland, Resulting in Several Fatalitie
    If you have spent time over the last couple months anywhere from New England to North Carolina, you have no doubt seen the crippling effects of the most recent winter storms that came through the area. In some areas, total snow fall was being…
  • Mar 2

    Pending Bill Would Eliminate Maryland’s Mandatory Helmet Law

    Pending Bill Would Eliminate Maryland’s Mandatory Helmet Law
    Senate Bill 612 is pending in the Maryland Legislature and, should it pass, would act to eliminate the state’s requirement that all motorcycle riders wear helmets when riding on public roads. According to a local news source, the bill…
Rank this Week: 504

Cooper Elder Law

Cooper Elder Law

Covers Ohio estate planning, nursing home protection and qualifying for veterans benefits. By Thom L. Cooper Company, LPA.

http://cooperelderlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Mar 16

    Continuing Care Retirement Communities are the Least Profitable Businesses in the US

    Continuing Care Retirement Communities are the Least Profitable Businesses in the US
    By: Attorney Nathan Simpson According to a new article in Forbes, Continuing Care Retirement Communites (CCRCs) and Assisted Living Facilities are the least profitable business in the US, turing on average a -1.0% profit margin. While this…
  • Feb 17

    Obama’s Proposals Reminds Us To Reduce Our Legislative Risk Through Tax Diversification

    Obama’s Proposals Reminds Us To Reduce Our Legislative Risk Through Tax Diversification
    By Attorney Dan Vu We have all heard of the saying, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” In the investment world, this means don’t put everything you have into one stock. Apple might be doing great now, but no…
  • Feb 10

    Important Information About Medicare Enrollment

    Important Information About Medicare Enrollment
    By: Attorney Nathan Simpson Getting Medicare enrollment correct is very important to avoid gaps in coverage. The Journal of Financial Planning has published a handy timeline which helps seniors plan for when to enroll. The Journal recommends…
Rank this Week: 557

Supreme Court of Vermont Law Blog

Supreme Court of Vermont Law Blog

Features summaries and legal analysis of Vermont Supreme Court decisions.

http://scovlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 16

    Size Does Matter

    Size Does Matter
    State v. Hurley2015 VT 46Graduation tassels, air fresheners, and fuzzy dice have all sat in the trunk of my car anxiously waiting for the day when I can proudly display them from my review mirror.  Unfortunately, they probably still need…
  • Mar 16

    Party Like It's 1828

    Party Like It's 1828
    Flex-A-Seal v. Safford2015 VT 40Just the other day, I thought, “Gee, I wonder how many cases from the 1800s still apply today,” then this gem fell into my lap.Flex-A-Seal sued Safford in 2001 for embezzling funds during her…
  • Mar 5

    Not Irrational, Actually

    Not Irrational, Actually
    In re C.F., 2015 VT 45By Elizabeth KruskaOne of these days there’s going to be a termination of parental rights decision that gets reversed. Today is not that day.C.F. was born in January 2011. He was taken into custody by DCF in May…
Rank this Week: 342

Ernie The Attorney

Ernie The Attorney

Covers law and law blogs. By Ernest Svenson.

http://ernietheattorney.net/
  • Mar 16

    Are you fooling yourself?

    Are you fooling yourself?
    Good scientists relentlessly seek truth, and have rigorous processes for discovering it. Renowned physicist Richard Feynman has a description of the process that goes like this: “The first principle is that you must not fool…
  • Mar 1

    Are you fooling yourself?

    Are you fooling yourself?
    Good scientists relentlessly seek truth, and have rigorous processes for discovering it. Renowned physicist Richard Feynman’s description of the process goes like this: “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and…
  • Feb 23

    Hidden agony

    Hidden agony
    Have you ever come face-to-face with someone suffering from disturbing voices, crazy thoughts that won’t go away? Odds are you have. But you wouldn’t notice unless they’re totally crazy… and speak those thoughts out…
Rank this Week: 471

The Law of Evidence

The Law of Evidence

Discusses evidentiary rules, objection practices, and court rulings. By Jesse Langel.

http://jesselangelevidence.blogspot.com
  • Mar 15

    "The Profit," Marcus Lemonis, Fails to Prove Breach of Contract Over "Brooklyn Burger" Trademark

    "The Profit," Marcus Lemonis, Fails to Prove Breach of Contract Over "Brooklyn Burger" Trademark
    I love the show. Marcus Lemonis is the man. In the hit show “The Profit,” he offers deals to purchase large stakes in failing companies and uses his business acumen to restore them back to profitability.You remember the episode…
  • Jan 24

    Testifying Against your Spouse in New York

    Testifying Against your Spouse in New York
    Generally, spouses are “competent” to testify for—and against—one another. When we say a witness is “competent” to testify we mean that the witness has the minimal ability and adequate qualification[1]to…
  • Dec 31

    The Self-Incrimination Privilege in New York Civil Case

    The Self-Incrimination Privilege in New York Civil Case
    Black’s Law defines self-incrimination as “the act of indicating one’s own involvement in a crime or exposing oneself to prosecution, especially by making a false statement.” The principle, embodied in the Fifth…
Rank this Week: 347

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

Covers civil rights, criminal law, federalism, and Section 1983. By Norman Pattis and Michael Cernovich.

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Mar 15

    About that Time I was Falsely Accused of Making a Rape Threat...

    About that Time I was Falsely Accused of Making a Rape Threat...
    I'm a controversial fellow who posts mean Tweets online. I get a lot of heat, and much of it is deserved. In fact, if you said you viewed me as the biggest asshole online, I'd be OK with that. Unfortunately people have gone beyond calling me…
  • Mar 10

    Adam Fisher: A Portrait of an SJW as a Lying Young Man

    Adam Fisher: A Portrait of an SJW as a Lying Young Man
    You must never believe the word of social activists calling themselves SJWs (short for social justice warriors) as they appear to have a defect causing them to lie about everything. How bad do they lie? They lie even about even trivial…
  • Jan 27

    Peter Coffin Sends Bogus Legal Threat to 8Chan

    Peter Coffin Sends Bogus Legal Threat to 8Chan
    I'll post commentary later. The commentary will essentially mirror the response I made to Julien Blanc's lawyer. (This letter is so poorly drafted that it may be a hoax. I've reached out to Peter Coffin and Attorney Greg Smith for…
Rank this Week: 296

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Mar 14

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Earns 5 Star Rating From Client

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Earns 5 Star Rating From Client
    Client: Raechelle Type of Case: Wrongful Repossession Client Review: 5 Stars.  Settlement was even more than what I had expected……. Thanks Rudnitsky Law Firm!!!! The post Rudnitsky Law Firm Earns 5 Star Rating From…
  • Mar 13

    Wonderful Experience & Results!

    Wonderful Experience & Results!
    Client: Erika Type of Case: Debt Collection Defense (CACH, LLC) Client Review: Great results! Taras & Tina made me feel comfortable with the situation. Communication about what was going on was awesome! Case was resolved quickly! So glad…
  • Mar 6

    My opposing party didn’t count on Taras showing up. His representation made all the difference.

    My opposing party didn’t count on Taras showing up. His representation made all the difference.
    Client: Joe Type of case: Debt collection defense Client Review: Taras Rudnitsky’s firm provided seamless, responsive service and command of this area of the law. Calls were returned, though often initiated by the firm, with…
Rank this Week: 532

Retirement Plan Blog

Retirement Plan Blog

Covers Employee Benefit Plans, Retirement Programs, Welfare Benefit Plans, Executive Benefits, and Employee Ownership Programs. By National Benefits Services, Inc.

http://www.retirementplanblog.com/
  • Mar 13

    The Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2015: Infographic

    The Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2015: Infographic
    Every year around this time, the Internal Revenue Service publishes a list of the year’s “Dirty Dozen Tax Scams”. Here they are as an infographic courtesy of  The Accounting School Guide. Source:…
  • Feb 12

    Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program?

    Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program?
    Illinois legislation, the first in the country, recently authorized a new state sponsored retirement savings vehicle called the Secure Choice Savings Program (Secure Choice). The program is aimed at upwards of 2 million Illinois workers who…
  • Feb 10

    401(k) Loans: A “Temporary Band-Aid”?

    401(k) Loans: A “Temporary Band-Aid”?
    That’s not my metaphor which is why it’s in quotes. It belongs to Eve Tahmincioglu, the Career Diva, about whom I wrote in 2008. Eve wrote a blog post about the increasing number of 401(k) loans, It’s for retirement…
Rank this Week: 376

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

Covers consumer law, arbitration, credit card fraud, credit report errors, foreclosure, and identity theft. By Watts & Herring, LLC

http://www.alabamaconsumerlawblog.com/
  • Mar 12

    Sued in Circuit Court? Summary Judgment Is The Danger To You

    Sued in Circuit Court? Summary Judgment Is The Danger To You
    Many Alabama consumers are sued by debt collectors in Circuit Court and the biggest danger they face is the collector's "Motion for Summary Judgment." Well, actually this is true after they avoid a default judgment. That's the biggest…
  • Dec 2

    TCPA Decision: No need to "stay" case while waiting on FCC to rule on who is a "called party"

    TCPA Decision: No need to "stay" case while waiting on FCC to rule on who is a "called party"
    On November 3, 2014, one of our newer judges -- Judge John H. England, III, in the Northern District of Alabama, issued a very well reasoned decision explaining why a lawsuit against Wells Fargo does not need to be "stayed" or "frozen" while…
  • Nov 29

    TCPA Decision: Does offer of judgment "moot" Plaintiff's claims?

    TCPA Decision: Does offer of judgment "moot" Plaintiff's claims?
    Ever get those annoying political calls to your cell phone? Not a human but robo (computer) dialed calls? Lori Shamblin did and decided to sue multiple defendants for doing this in federal court in Tampa, Florida. Here's what one defendant…
Rank this Week: 405

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Mar 12

    Hsu Untied: Interviewing Lawyers About Their Side-Hobbie

    Hsu Untied: Interviewing Lawyers About Their Side-Hobbie
    via Maya Hsu My former colleague, Richard Hsu, is at it again. You may remember Richard, and his talented daughter, Maya, from my posts about his One Page Blog, and HsuTube blogs, and the really interesting videos he and Maya produced. I…
  • Mar 5

    Bloomberg BNA Launches Big Law Business Community Website

    Bloomberg BNA Launches Big Law Business Community Website
    Toby Brown and I got a sneak peek yesterday at Bloomberg BNA's new Big Law Business community site, and we liked what we saw. We all know that Big Law is big business, but there are very few resources out there from vendors that cover current…
  • Mar 2

    Movin' On Up!

    Movin' On Up!
    The legal market consolidated a bit more today in Canada as DLAPiper LLP announced that Davis LLP will be joining the Swiss verein's North American arm as its newest member firm in April 2015.  The Am Law Daily, summed up the change in…
Rank this Week: 655

Pierson Patent Law Blog

Pierson Patent Law Blog

Discusses patent law cases and patent portfolio management for start-ups.

http://piersonpatentlaw.com/Blog/
  • Mar 12

    STRATEGIES FOR PATENT ATTORNEYS TO PROTECT SOFTWARE RELATED PATENTS IN VIEW OF ALICE CORPS.

    STRATEGIES FOR PATENT ATTORNEYS TO PROTECT SOFTWARE RELATED PATENTS IN VIEW OF ALICE CORPS.
    Alice Corps. is the most recent famous case decided by the Supreme Court related with software patent eligibility.  The claims in Alice Corps were directed to hedging risks in commodities trading, wherein the methods of hedging risks…
  • Feb 4

    HOUSTON PATENT ATTORNEY: What is public disclosure in patent law?

    HOUSTON PATENT ATTORNEY: What is public disclosure in patent law?
    35 USC 102 (A) states that a person should be entitled to a patent unless “the claimed invention was patented, described in a printed publication, or in public use, on sale, or otherwise available to the public before the effective…
  • Feb 4

    Houston Patent Attorney: Priority Deadlines for Design Patent Application

    Houston Patent Attorney: Priority Deadlines for Design Patent Application
    Design patents are a type of industrial design right, where the ornamental design of a product can be protected. In most countries design patents are called “Industrial Design” patents. In most cases, design patent applications…
Rank this Week: 377

Independent Contractor Compliance…

Independent Contractor Compliance Legal Blog

Covers the defense of misclassification claims and class actions, audits and investigations by the IRS and state tax and workforce agencies. By Pepper Hamilton LLP.

http://independentcontractorcompliance.com/
Rank this Week: 329

Cosgrove Law Securities and…

Cosgrove Law Securities and Investment Blog

News and commentary on the latest securities and investment developments.

http://securitiesandinvestmentblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 566

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

Covers topics related to civil litigation. By Maxwell S. Kennerly.

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Mar 11

    Doctor, Before You Save My Life, Can I See Your Hospital Contract?

    Doctor, Before You Save My Life, Can I See Your Hospital Contract?
    Yesterday, my wife called me on her way back from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s oral arguments to tell me about Green v. Pennsylvania Hospital et al., a medical malpractice case. She swiftly assigned me two tasks: first, I had to…
  • Feb 9

    Tonja Carter, Harper Lee, And The Duties Lawyers Owe To Elderly Client

    Tonja Carter, Harper Lee, And The Duties Lawyers Owe To Elderly Client
    For someone who is “one of the world’s most famous literary recluses,” and hasn’t given an in-depth interview or published any work in more than 50 years, Harper Lee has made quite a lot of headlines over the past few…
  • Jan 29

    The Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Hypocrisy On Malpractice Case

    The Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Hypocrisy On Malpractice Case
    The Philadelphia Inquirer recently picked up on a story that has been around the Philadelphia legal community for a while, i.e., the $1 million in sanctions entered against attorney Nancy Raynor in the Sutch v. Roxborough Memorial Hospital…
Rank this Week: 367

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Injury at Sea

http://www.maritimeinjury.com/
  • Mar 10

    F/V Savannah Ray still stranded and leaking diesel

    F/V Savannah Ray still stranded and leaking diesel
    The cod boat Savannah Ray, which wrecked Feb. 16 east of Kodiak, remains stranded and leaking diesel, the U.S. Coast Guard reports. Global Diving & Salvage has been hired to recover the vessel. "We continue to monitor the situation and…
  • Feb 28

    F/V Alaskan Dream - crewman dead

    F/V Alaskan Dream - crewman dead
    On 2/28/14 Alaska State Troopers were notified of a death on the F/V Alaskan Dream. Investigation revealed that crewmember Sean O'Callahan, 29, of Florida, had passed away in his bunk sometime during the night while the vessel was headed…
  • Feb 18

    F/T SAVANNAH RAY Crew Rescued

    F/T SAVANNAH RAY Crew Rescued
    February 16, the Alaska Coast Guard noted a 406 EPIRB alert from the SAVANNAH RAY, an 81-foot Fish Tender. Coast Guard watch-standers instigated radio checks to determine if the vessel needed assistance and received an incomplete MAYDAY from…
Rank this Week: 333

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

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

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Mar 10

    DORA Makes Rules Permanent

    DORA Makes Rules Permanent
    Following the rule making hearing last week, and much input from industry stakeholders, on March 9, 2015, the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) adopted the permanent rules regarding managing licensing, effective upon…
  • Mar 10

    Debunking the Myths of SB 177: Installment Number 2

    Debunking the Myths of SB 177: Installment Number 2
    A week ago, I started a series of blog entries intended to debunk the myths being disseminated on Senate Bill 15-177 (“SB 177”) by a coalition of special interest groups led by the Metro Mayors Caucus and Denver Chamber of…
  • Mar 10

    Debunking the Myths of SB 177: Installment Number 2

    Debunking the Myths of SB 177: Installment Number 2
    A week ago, I started a series of blog entries intended to debunk the myths being disseminated on Senate Bill 15-177 (“SB 177”) by a coalition of special interest groups led by the Metro Mayors Caucus and Denver Chamber of…
Rank this Week: 434

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law issues. By the Law Office of Neil Burns.

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 9

    Can I Keep My Tax Refund and Go Through Bankruptcy?

    Can I Keep My Tax Refund and Go Through Bankruptcy?
    Many folks call us and ask if they can keep their tax refund and still file for bankruptcy protection.  The short answer for many people is yes.  Of course, the real answer is that you should meet with an experienced Massachusetts…
  • Feb 26

    Bankruptcy 10 Years after the 2005 Law

    Bankruptcy 10 Years after the 2005 Law
    It is now almost 10 years since Congress passed, and President Bush signed, the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA), which went into effect in October 2005.  What, if any, conclusions can we find from ten…
  • Feb 3

    Keeping Personal Information Private in Bankruptcy Court

    Keeping Personal Information Private in Bankruptcy Court
    Many folks worry that by filing bankruptcy in Massachusetts their personal information will become public.  Will my landlord find out?  My boss?  Do I have to get my wife’s tax return even if she is not filing? What…
Rank this Week: 537

Workplace Privacy, Data Management…

Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report

Covers data security, HIPAA, identity theft and workplace privacy. By Jackson Lewis.

http://www.workplaceprivacyreport.com
Rank this Week: 648

McClellan Law Firm Blog

McClellan Law Firm Blog

Covers San Diego brain injuries, car accidents and other personal injury topics.

http://www.mcclellanlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Mar 6

    Craig R. McClellan and Robert J. Chambers II Named 2015 Top Lawyers by San Diego Magazine

    Craig R. McClellan and Robert J. Chambers II Named 2015 Top Lawyers by San Diego Magazine
    If success is the path you make yourself, then our attorneys have certainly carved out a very clear path for themselves. Congratulations are in order to our hard-working attorneys, Craig R. McClellan and Robert J. Chambers II! Both can…
  • Mar 6

    Craig R. McClellan and Robert J. Chambers III Named 2015 Top Lawyers by San Diego Magazine

    Craig R. McClellan and Robert J. Chambers III Named 2015 Top Lawyers by San Diego Magazine
    If success is the path you make yourself, then our attorneys have certainly carved out a very clear path for themselves. Congratulations are in order to our hard-working attorneys, Craig R. McClellan and Robert J. Chambers III! Both can…
  • Jan 22

    California Law Increases Nursing Home Violation Fine

    California Law Increases Nursing Home Violation Fine
    Noncompliant assisted living facilities could face serious fines in the future, news sources report. According to new California legislature, fines for out-of-line nursing homes will increase hundredfold in the coming year. The new law…
Rank this Week: 417

J.M. Reinan, P.C. Blog

J.M. Reinan, P.C. Blog

Discusses nursing home neglect & abuse, medical malpractice, consumer protection and civil rights.

http://reinanlaw.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 309

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Mar 6

    New class arbitration opinion: Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. v. Superior Court (Edwards)

    New class arbitration opinion: Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. v. Superior Court (Edwards)
    In Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. v. Superior Court (Edwards), ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Feb. 27, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Fourth Appellate District, Division One) considered an arbitration clause purporting to bar all class and…
  • Mar 5

    Thoughts on the oral argument in In re Cipro Cases I & II

    Thoughts on the oral argument in In re Cipro Cases I & II
    On Tuesday, March 3, 2015, I attended the oral argument in In re Cipro Cases I & II, No. S198616. (See this post for more on the case.) The argument was extremely interesting, and very well handled by both sides....
  • Mar 3

    Oral argument preview: In re Cipro Cases I & II

    Oral argument preview: In re Cipro Cases I & II
    This morning at 9:00 a.m. in San Francisco, the Court will hear oral argument in In re Cipro Cases I & II, No. S198616. This case involves some interesting questions of antitrust law as well as a sleeper UCL issue....
Rank this Week: 431

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

Covers real estate and environmental issues in Southwest Florida. By Henderson Franklin.

http://www.legalscoopswflre.com/
  • Mar 6

    What to Expect Following the Sunset of the Protecting Tenants at Foreclose Act

    What to Expect Following the Sunset of the Protecting Tenants at Foreclose Act
    On May 20, 2009, President Obama signed into law the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009 (the “Act”). The Act was created during the height of the foreclosure crisis as a temporary measure to protect tenants who entered…
  • Feb 24

    Lee County Impact Fee Vote Fast Approaching

    Lee County Impact Fee Vote Fast Approaching
    As discussed in my last blog on this topic, impact fee rates in Lee County continue to be a focus for many in the community. At its February 3rd meeting, the Board of County Commissioners (“BOCC”) adopted the proposed rate…
  • Feb 4

    Homestead Deadline Approaching for Lee County Landowner

    Homestead Deadline Approaching for Lee County Landowner
    The homestead application filing deadline of March 1 is approaching quickly. Below is a snapshot of eligibility and documentation requirements for real property owned in Lee County, Florida. What is the Homestead Exemption? The homestead…
Rank this Week: 528

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    It’s Better to Give Than Receive, as Long as the Recipient Likes the Gift

    It’s Better to Give Than Receive, as Long as the Recipient Likes the Gift
    Actions have unintended consequences, whether that’s giving a gift or making an offer to resolve an issue. When planning a negotiation, you put yourself in the shoes of the other party and try to think about what the party wants or…
  • Feb 28

    Ikea, Build a Bear and Mediation

    Ikea, Build a Bear and Mediation
    So what do Ikea, Build a Bear and Mediation have to do with one another.  The answer is that everything worth doing is worth building.  Well that is at least what pyschological research shows.  Researchers at Harvard were able…
  • Feb 26

    Abra Cadabra! Behold! A Bad Offer!

    Abra Cadabra! Behold! A Bad Offer!
    Are you and your client susceptible to verbal slight of hand? If there are multiple issues on the table, might the other party try to draw your attention to one seemingly generous offer in order to obscure from your view the fact the…
Rank this Week: 546

New York Divorce Lawyer Blog

New York Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers New York family law and divorce law. By Andrea Vacca.

http://www.newyorkdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 3

    The Choice Is Your

    The Choice Is Your
    Sometimes people in the middle of divorce litigation realize that the court system just isn't working for them. Time is going by, the costs are piling up, and they seem further from resolution than ever. At this point, it may be time for…
  • Jan 15

    Nobody Is Perfect, Especially in the Middle of Divorce

    Nobody Is Perfect, Especially in the Middle of Divorce
    Divorce is one of the most difficult life experiences that anyone can go through. And while the clients who I work with are all committed to having the least adversarial divorce possible, it's not always easy for them to find it in themselves…
  • Jan 13

    Parenting Schedules That Consider a Child's Brain Development

    Parenting Schedules That Consider a Child's Brain Development
    In November, I attended an educational event sponsored by the New York chapter of the Association of Family Conciliation Courts (AFCC-NY). The course focused on helping children in the court system. The keynote speaker was a woman named…
Rank this Week: 642

Frisco DWI Lawyer & Attorney…

Frisco DWI Lawyer & Attorney Blog

Covers Texas DUI/DWI, blood tests, breath tests, and field sobriety tests. By Hunter Biederman.

http://www.friscodwilawyer.com/
  • Mar 3

    A Cup of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United State

    A Cup of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United State
    I want to give a big thank you to everyone who purchased our book - “A Cup Of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United States” last night during the launch. The launch turned out to be an incredible success, and…
  • Apr 7

    Collin County DWI - SR-22 Insurance

    Collin County DWI - SR-22 Insurance
    Collin County DWI cases often involve license suspension issues along with the criminal cases. Should your license be suspended as a result of a criminal conviction, or as part of an administrative suspension (ALR suspension), odds are you…
  • Nov 11

    How About Some Mold With Your Probation?

    How About Some Mold With Your Probation?
    We are constantly informing our clients about the potential horrors of being on probation (also called community supervision).  Often, getting probation doesn't necessarily mean you aren't going to jail.  Sometimes, it just means…
Rank this Week: 321

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Covers national headline employment law news and updates. By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawareemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Marriage Equality and the FMLA

    Marriage Equality and the FMLA
    The Supreme Court’s 2013 ruling in United States v. Windsor created a lot of uncertainty in the area of federal employment benefits. Because the federal government’s definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman…
  • Jan 12

    Lawsuits, Discovery, and the Right to Privacy In the Context of Social Media

    Lawsuits, Discovery, and the Right to Privacy In the Context of Social Media
    A party’s “right to privacy” in the context of social media is the subject for numerous motions in civil litigation.  The scenario goes like this:  Plaintiff sues defendant, alleging injuries.  Defendants…
  • Dec 4

    Facebook Threats Constitute Legitimate Grounds for Termination

    Facebook Threats Constitute Legitimate Grounds for Termination
    Earlier this week, I wrote about the issue of threats made via Facebook constitute constitutionally protected speech.  Today’s post also is about threats made via Facebook but in the context of the workplace.  The case,…
Rank this Week: 391

The California Wage and Hour Law…

The California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees

Covers overtime, meal breaks, rest breaks, and pay checks. By Steven G. Pearl.

http://cawageandhourlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    Court of Appeal Rules on Retroactivity of Whistleblower Statute

    Court of Appeal Rules on Retroactivity of Whistleblower Statute
    A frequent issue over the last several years has been whether a plaintiff must exhaust administrative remedies under Labor Code section 98.7 by filing a claim with the Labor Commissioner before filing a statutory whistleblower action under…
  • Jan 6

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
    Happy New Year to all of you. Last year was a terrific one personally and professionally for me. I hope that yours was as well and that 2015 will be even better.
  • Nov 26

    In re Walgreen Co. Overtime Cases: Court of Appeal Affirms Denial of Certification in Meal Period Class Action

    In re Walgreen Co. Overtime Cases: Court of Appeal Affirms Denial of Certification in Meal Period Class Action
    In In re Walgreen Co. Overtime Cases (10/23/14, pub. 11/13/14) --- Cal.App.4th ---, the plaintiffs sought to certify a class of hourly employees on the theory that Walgreens propounded a lawful meal period policy, but in practice…
Rank this Week: 583

Alabama Workers' Comp Blog

Alabama Workers' Comp Blog

Covers workers' compensation with a focus on Alabama. By Fish Nelson LLC.

http://www.alabamaworkerscompblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 382

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Mar 2

    New Book by Jeremy Leggett

    New Book by Jeremy Leggett
    I just finished reading the first couple of chapters of a new book by Jeremy Leggett released today. I recall having reviewed (favorably) his 2013 book “The Energy of Nations” on this blog. The title of this book is “The…
  • Feb 16

    Germany Suing the EU Commission over Feed-In Tariff

    Germany Suing the EU Commission over Feed-In Tariff
    According to SPIEGEL (in German), the German government has sued the EU Commission over their decision to treat the German feed-in tariff as “State aid”, with the consequence of requiring approval by the EU Commission for all…
  • Jan 30

    New Record for Wind Installations in Germany

    New Record for Wind Installations in Germany
    As Spiegel and many others report, the German Wind Energy Association BWE has announced figures for 2014. They are a new record 4.75 GW, breaking the 12 year old record of 2002 (3.2 GW). That sounds like good news, and it is. The bad news is…
Rank this Week: 395

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

Covers consumer bankruptcy laws in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. By Doug Beaton.

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • Feb 26

    Automatic Massachusetts homesteads limited to $125K

    Automatic Massachusetts homesteads limited to $125K
    Since 2012, homeowners in Massachusetts have had two options for obtaining homestead protection for their residence. First, they can do it “the old way” — by filing a legal declaration of homestead at the county registry of…
  • Sep 25

    The repo man is now inside your dashboard

    The repo man is now inside your dashboard
    The latest wrinkle in auto finance has a nasty edge to it, as lenders are pouncing on new technology that allows them to remotely shut off a borrower’s vehicle if they are only a few days late on a payment. Writing for the New York…
  • Sep 16

    Debt collectors know when to pounce on you — how one does it

    Debt collectors know when to pounce on you — how one does it
    One of the nation’s largest debt collectors,Portfolio Recovery Associates, has been in the news lately, and this article exposes a hard truth about the collections system: Debt collectors know when your finances improve. Because debt…
Rank this Week: 421

Gigstad Law Office LLC Blog

Gigstad Law Office LLC Blog

Covers criminal defense topics, including DUI, checkpoints, and traffic tickets.

http://www.gigstadlaw.com/Criminal-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Feb 26

    Information on the "Fair DUI Flyer" that you might have seen in the news lately from Florida.

    Information on the "Fair DUI Flyer" that you might have seen in the news lately from Florida.
    Information on the "Fair DUI Flyer" that you might have seen in the news lately from Florida. Recently, I've received a lot of questions from client, friends, etc. over the Youtube video that has been circulating the internet that shows…
  • Dec 31

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 12/31/14 - New Year's Eve Edition.

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 12/31/14 - New Year's Eve Edition.
    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 12/31/14 - New Year's Eve Edition. Since the weather forecast is in the teens for today and tonight there aren't going to be any set DUI checkpoint locations, it's just too cold outside! But that…
  • Dec 8

    Robert Gigstad Selected for The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 for 2015

    Robert Gigstad Selected for The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 for 2015
    In another display of his commitment to legal excellence, Attorney Gigstad was selected for the The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers for 2015. Gigstad Law Office, LLC is extremely proud of this latest legal accolade and is…
Rank this Week: 361