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Specialty Insurance Blog

Specialty Insurance Blog

Offers news and commentary on specialty insurance, risk management and private equity, with an emphasis on professional liability and entrepreneurship. By Tennant Risk Services.

http://specialtyinsurance.typepad.com/specialty_insurance_blog/
  • Jul 12

    Cyber-Attacks on Healthcare Organizations Increase – Ransomware

    Cyber-Attacks on Healthcare Organizations Increase – Ransomware
    Cyber-Attacks on healthcare organizations are increasing, driven by ransomware, and is Cyber Risk Insurance which includes coverage for ransomware attacks is a critical component of any IT security plan.
  • Jun 1

    Cyber Risk Insurance & Email Piracy (BEC, Social Engineering Fraud)

    Cyber Risk Insurance & Email Piracy (BEC, Social Engineering Fraud)
    As we have noted (here & here), Email Piracy, also called Business Email Compromise (BEC) and social engineering fraud, is a significant threat, and only a few Cyber Risk Insurance policies provide adequate protection from this type of…
  • May 17

    Update: Investment Firms & Cyber Crime

    Update: Investment Firms & Cyber Crime
    Investment related firms should purchase Cyber Risk Insurance including coverage for loss of money and including social engineering fraud, and practice good risk management.
Rank this Week: 540

Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog

Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog

Covers Chicago car, bus, bicycle, truck and pedestrian accidents. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

http://www.chicagocaraccidentlawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 12

    Who is to Blame When a Chicago Train Accident Happens?

    Who is to Blame When a Chicago Train Accident Happens?
    There are so many aspects that factor into train safety that it can be difficult for an average passenger or a Chicago driver to understand train incidents fully. While trains in Illinois serve a vital purpose, they also present a very…
  • Jul 6

    Blue Collar Workers Pay 59 Percent More for Auto Insurance than White Collar Worker

    Blue Collar Workers Pay 59 Percent More for Auto Insurance than White Collar Worker
    The results of a new study indicate that drivers who make less money are paying substantially more for the same insurance as drivers who earn more, despite having identical driving records. The study is based on a collection of data covering…
  • Jun 17

    Bike Messengers are 13 Times More Likely to be Injured than Other Employee

    Bike Messengers are 13 Times More Likely to be Injured than Other Employee
    There is nothing easy about working as a bicycle messenger in the City of Chicago. Cyclists spend their days hurriedly riding from one location to another, picking up goods and dropping them off at different offices in and around the…
Rank this Week: 968

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

By Breakstone, White & Gluck.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 789

New Jersey Family Law Blog

New Jersey Family Law Blog

Covers alimony, child support, child custody, divorce and more. By the Rotolo Law Firm.

http://www.newjerseyfamilylawblog.com/
  • Jul 11

    Getting Divorced? Avoid These Financial Mistake

    Getting Divorced? Avoid These Financial Mistake
    When negotiating a divorce settlement, it isn’t uncommon for people to fight for everything they believe they are entitled to – property, financial assets, support payments. Too often, however, people let their emotions cloud…
  • Jun 27

    What to Ask Yourself before Drawing Up a Prenuptial Agreement

    What to Ask Yourself before Drawing Up a Prenuptial Agreement
    There was a time when prenuptial agreements were associated mostly with celebrities and the very wealthy. Today, however, couples frequently wait longer to marry. They enter these unions after first building careers and accumulating financial…
  • Jun 13

    Guiding Your Children through Your Divorce

    Guiding Your Children through Your Divorce
    For some people, divorce is the only solution to the problems in their relationship. Still, it is difficult for everyone involved as they adjust to changes in family finances and lifestyles. Children can be most affected since they very often…
Rank this Week: 601

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI, DWI, armed robbery, assault, and gun crimes. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 11

    Florida Reckless Driving

    Florida Reckless Driving
    In most situations, bad driving gets you a traffic ticket. However, for some driving offenses, traffic tickets are not enough as far as the law is concerned. You can be arrested for being a bad driver. Recently, a woman was arrested in…
  • May 19

    Criminal Record Seal

    Criminal Record Seal
    Being arrested can be a scary and very embarrassing ordeal.  After an arrest, a person’s criminal record is public information and can be viewed on request by pretty much anyone.  That means that a nosy neighbor, friends and…
  • Apr 26

    Illegal Search and Seizure?

    Illegal Search and Seizure?
    Search and seizure issues are normally at the top of the list in any criminal case where physical evidence is recovered from a defendant.  Florida law, like federal law, provides protection for citizens against illegal search and…
Rank this Week: 785

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 11

    Final Declaration: 6th World Congress Against the Death Penalty: Oslo, 23 June 2016

    Final Declaration: 6th World Congress Against the Death Penalty: Oslo, 23 June 2016
    Source: ECPM (4 July 2016)Text of the Final Declaration available: http://congres.abolition.fr/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Final-Declaration-of-the-6th-World-Congress-Against-the-Death-Penalty.pdfVideo of the Final Declaration…
  • Jul 11

    Maldives Foreign Minister Quits Citing Row on Death Penalty

    Maldives Foreign Minister Quits Citing Row on Death Penalty
    Source: The New York Times (5 July 2016)http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/07/05/world/asia/ap-as-maldives-foreign-minister.html?_r=0COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The Maldives' foreign minister resigned Tuesday saying she has irreconcilable…
  • Jul 11

    Thai government rules out death penalty for rapists despite mounting pressure

    Thai government rules out death penalty for rapists despite mounting pressure
    Source: South China Morning Post (6 July 2016)http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/1985803/thai-government-rules-out-death-penalty-rapists-despiteThailand’s Justice Ministry says it has no plan to execute rapists who…
Rank this Week: 562

Law and the Environment

Law and the Environment

Covers carbon and emissions trading, CERCLA, climate change, oil spills and risk management. By Scott D. Deatherage of Thompson & Knight LLP.

http://lawandenvironment.typepad.com/law_and_the_environment/
  • Jul 10

    Recent Appellate Court May Expose Companies for Disclosures in Title V Deviation Report

    Recent Appellate Court May Expose Companies for Disclosures in Title V Deviation Report
    The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently (May 27, 2016) reversed a federal district court in a citizen’s suit that sough hundreds of millions of dollars in civil penalties under the federal Clean Air Act for alleged thousand of...
  • Jul 10

    New Law Firm

    New Law Firm
    I have recently established my own law firm and am working with clients in environmental, energy, and water projects for the most part. My New Website provides a discussion of my experience, knowledge, and skill sets. I hope you will...
  • Nov 26

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving!
Rank this Week: 629

Michigan Longterm Disability…

Michigan Longterm Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers ERISA, insurance bad faith, and LTD policy issues. By Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates P.C.

http://www.michiganlongtermdisabilityinsurancelawyer.com/
  • Jul 10

    SMDA wins Suit for LTD benefit

    SMDA wins Suit for LTD benefit
    A US District Court Judge recently granted a motion filed by SMDA granting LTD benefits to one of our clients.  The Court found that the third party administrator had abused its discretion in recommending a denial of benefits.  The…
  • Jun 21

    SMDA partner recovers $1.2 million for seriously injured client

    SMDA partner recovers $1.2 million for seriously injured client
    SMDA partner, Patrick Derkacz, recently recovered $1.2 million dollars on behalf of his seriously injured clients.  Mr. Derkacz convinced State Farm to pay this significant settlement the day after taking the deposition of the at-fault…
  • Jan 5

    SMDA STRINGS TOGETHER ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS WINS

    SMDA STRINGS TOGETHER ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS WINS
    Anyone familiar with LTD Insurance claims and ERISA knows that you must first exhaust your administrative remedies before filing suit. In other words, you have to try and convince the LTD insurer to reverse its decision to deny the claim for…
Rank this Week: 865

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Defense Blog

Covers labor and employment law issues for employers. By Van Vleck Turner & Zaller.

http://www.vtzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 496

Law Office of Joe Dane

Law Office of Joe Dane

Covers criminal offenses and procedure in California.

http://www.joedane.com/blog/
  • Jul 8

    Shoplifting and Corrective Education Company (CEC) cla

    Shoplifting and Corrective Education Company (CEC) cla
    There’s another twist to shoplifting cases now – Corrective Education Company (CEC).   I recently heard about somebody that was stopped and accused of shoplifting in a large store – it rhymes with Walmart – and…
  • Jul 2

    Can a guest allow the police to search your house?

    Can a guest allow the police to search your house?
    I had the question asked: can a guest who is staying in your house allow the police to search? What about if they were to call the police and invite them to search? Would that evidence still be admissible against the homeowner?  Apparent…
  • Jun 28

    Attempted murder and aggravated assault – can they charge both?

    Attempted murder and aggravated assault – can they charge both?
    Why does the District Attorney charge both attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon? Can you be charged with both crimes even though it was one event?  Yes, you can be charged with both. The prosecutor will often charge a…
Rank this Week: 883

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Jul 7

    Town and Tech in San Francisco

    Town and Tech in San Francisco
    The Guardian reports that under a proposal in San Francisco: “large tech employers in the city, potentially including Google, Twitter, Uber, Airbnb and Salesforce, would be required to pay a 1.5% payroll tax. The estimated $120m in annual…
  • Jul 7

    Public Trust in UK Charities at All Time Low

    Public Trust in UK Charities at All Time Low
    The Nonprofit Times Reports that trust in charities in the UK has fallen to its lowest level, declining 10% over the past two years. The article cites concerns about aggressive fundraising practices, charities more concerned in sustaining…
  • Jun 29

    Dept of Labor: Volunteers who Provide a Benefit to Organization Are Employees, Must Be Paid Minimum Wage

    Dept of Labor: Volunteers who Provide a Benefit to Organization Are Employees, Must Be Paid Minimum Wage
    A church encourages its parishioners to volunteer for a fundraiser. More than 100 individuals heed the call and volunteer their time: some a few hours, some much more. The Department of Labor then sues for violations of federal labor law...
Rank this Week: 938

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI offenses in Tampa, Florida. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.tampa-dui-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 7

    Man Arrested For DUI In Burger King Drive-Thru

    Man Arrested For DUI In Burger King Drive-Thru
    A man reportedly threw up at a fast food restaurant late Wednesday night, but it was not because of the food. The 32-year-old Clermont man was charged with DUI and resisting arrest after an employee at a Burger King in Clermont called police…
  • Jul 4

    DUIs And The Fourth Of July Don’t Mix

    DUIs And The Fourth Of July Don’t Mix
    A DUI is probably the worst way to celebrate the Fourth of July. The sad truth is that many people will make bad drinking and driving choices over America’s birthday weekend. Our Tampa DUI Defense Lawyers want to remind drivers of the…
  • Jun 29

    Former Nickelodeon Star Drake Bell Pleads Not Guilty To Second DUI

    Former Nickelodeon Star Drake Bell Pleads Not Guilty To Second DUI
    Former Nickelodeon star Drake Bell pleaded not guilty today to his second DUI charge. Bell was arrested in Glendale on Dec. 21, 2015, according to reports from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors allege that…
Rank this Week: 930

Qui Tam 101

Qui Tam 101

Covers qui tam lawsuits. By Nolan Law Firm.

http://false-claims-act.net
Rank this Week: 574

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car, motorcycle and trucking accidents, including those caused by drunk driving. By Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Personal Injury Lawyers, P.A.

http://www.injury-lawyer-florida.com/
  • Jul 7

    Carter v. Kern High School District: $10M for Student Mascot Injury

    Carter v. Kern High School District: $10M for Student Mascot Injury
    A school district in California agreed to pay $10.5 million to a former student who suffered a brain injury after he was violently mobbed by classmates while dressed in a mock mascot uniform of the rival team.The traumatic brain injury…
  • Jul 4

    New Safe Rental Car Act Now In Effect, Prohibits Use of Recalled Vehicle

    New Safe Rental Car Act Now In Effect, Prohibits Use of Recalled Vehicle
    It seems such a common-sense measure for rental car companies: Don’t rent out vehicles that have been recalled until they’ve been repaired.  But until June 1, 2016, there was no law stopped from them from doing so. Many…
  • Jul 2

    Deputies: Distracted Driving Kills 7-Year-Old in Fort Myer

    Deputies: Distracted Driving Kills 7-Year-Old in Fort Myer
    The family of a 7-year-old girl is reeling from an unfathomable loss after she was struck and killed by an alleged distracted driver in front of her Fort Myers home.  It happened near her father’s house on Jupiter Road, where she…
Rank this Week: 787

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto.

https://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Jul 6

    Animal Law Clinic at Michigan State

    Animal Law Clinic at Michigan State
    David Cassuto From the email: Animal Welfare Clinic (for release 7 July, 2016)  Michigan State University College of Law invites applications for the Director position in its newly created Animal Welfare Clinic.  MSU’s Animal…
  • Jul 6

    Seaquarium Still Confines Lolita: Double Standard Created for Endangered Animal

    Seaquarium Still Confines Lolita: Double Standard Created for Endangered Animal
    Delcianna J. Winders, Academic Fellow, Animal Law & Policy Program, Harvard Law School This piece originally appeared in the Sun Sentinel. A Miami judge recently denied relief to Lolita, the sole orca at the Seaquarium, by creating out of…
  • Jun 20

    Santa Cruz Biotech fine too little, too late

    Santa Cruz Biotech fine too little, too late
    Delcianna J. Winders, Academic Fellow, Animal Law & Policy Program, Harvard Law School This piece originally appeared in the Santa Cruz Sentinel. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently levied the largest fine in the history of the…
Rank this Week: 947

Virginia Condominium &…

Virginia Condominium & Homeowners Association Lawyer

Covers legal issues relating to condominium ownership and homeowners associations. Published by Inman & Strickler, PLC.

http://www.vahoalaw.com/
  • Jul 6

    Significant win in Supreme Court of Virginia for local association with statewide benefit

    Significant win in Supreme Court of Virginia for local association with statewide benefit
    SADDLEBROOK ESTATES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. v. CITY OF SUFFOLK TRIAL AND APPEAL HANDLED BY INMAN & STRICKLER On June 1, 2016, the Supreme Court ruled on a case decided by a Suffolk Circuit Court Judge regarding the taxation of...
  • Jul 6

    Significant win in Supreme Court of Virginia for local association with statewide benefit

    Significant win in Supreme Court of Virginia for local association with statewide benefit
    SADDLEBROOK ESTATES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. v. CITY OF SUFFOLK TRIAL AND APPEAL HANDLED BY INMAN & STRICKLER On June 1, 2016, the Supreme Court ruled on a case decided by a Suffolk Circuit Court Judge regarding the taxation of...
  • Jul 6

    What happened in the 2016 General Assembly?

    What happened in the 2016 General Assembly?
    Rentals; resale disclosure; condemnation These changes are effective on July 1, 2016: “Realtor Bill.” HB684 was legislation introduced by Delegate Peace having been requested by the Virginia Association of Realtors.…
Rank this Week: 832

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

legalresearchandwritingpro.com

Covers legal research and writing, and building a contract lawyer practice . By Lisa Solomon.

http://legalresearchandwritingpro.com
  • Jul 6

    Texas Supreme Court Justice is as Memorable in Opinions as in 140 Character

    Texas Supreme Court Justice is as Memorable in Opinions as in 140 Character
    Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett is known for many things: for being Texas’s “Tweeter Laureate”; for being on Donald Trump’s short list of potential Supreme Court justices despite repeatedly mocking the…
  • Oct 28

    Second Edition of Typography for Lawyers Should Be on Every Lawyer’s Bookshelf

    Second Edition of Typography for Lawyers Should Be on Every Lawyer’s Bookshelf
    If you’re not a legal-writing nerd like me, you may be skeptical about whether good typography really has any effect on the persuasiveness of a brief. After all, I’m sure you’ve received at least one decision that made you…
  • Oct 28

    Second Edition of Typography for Lawyers Should be on Every Lawyer’s Bookshelf

    Second Edition of Typography for Lawyers Should be on Every Lawyer’s Bookshelf
    If you’re not a legal-writing nerd like me, you may be skeptical about whether good typography really has any effect on the persuasiveness of a brief. After all, I’m sure you’ve received at least one decision that made you…
Rank this Week: 975

Animal Rights: The Abolitionist…

Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach

Covers animal law and animal rights. By Gary L. Francione.

http://www.abolitionistapproach.com
  • Jul 6

    Advocacy Tip: Judge Action, Not Individual

    Advocacy Tip: Judge Action, Not Individual
    You cannot have a useful discussion intended to change the behavior of another if you approach that other person as someone who is evil. That’s just common sense. So always make sure that the person with whom you are talking understands…
  • Jul 6

    The Importance of Veganism in Economically Deprived Communitie

    The Importance of Veganism in Economically Deprived Communitie
    In economically deprived communities in the United States, health problems hit people harder than they do in other places because, despite Obama Care, there is still a tremendously inequitable distribution of health resources. Therefore, it…
  • Jul 6

    Animal Ethics: Simple Common Sense

    Animal Ethics: Simple Common Sense
    Many animal advocates seem to think that if you deliver a vegan message to someone who is not willing to go vegan immediately, that person won’t do anything at all. These animal advocates conclude that we should, instead, promote…
Rank this Week: 945

Binary Law

Binary Law

Legal information and technology information. From Nick Holmes Managing Director of infolaw.

http://www.binarylaw.co.uk
  • Jul 5

    Brexit for lawyer

    Brexit for lawyer
    Extracts from my latest post in Internet Newsletter for Lawyers about the legal and constitutional issues surrounding Brexit: As opinions on this change by the hour, your best bet is to follow the latest comments on Twitter from those lawyers…
  • May 4

    Never mind the quantity

    Never mind the quantity
    My latest post on the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers. Image: By Eric Fischer on Flickr.
  • Feb 25

    Writing out loud

    Writing out loud
    My latest post for Internet Newsletter for Lawyers. Image: By Amy Gahran on Flickr.
Rank this Week: 466

BankruptcyHQ.com Blog

BankruptcyHQ.com Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt collection.

http://www.bankruptcyhq.com/blog
  • Jul 4

    What is Chapter 7

    What is Chapter 7
    Bankruptcy Definition Bankruptcy refers to a legal procedure established under the federal law and enshrined in the United States constitution. It allows people who cannot pay their debts to ignore their legal obligations to repay their…
  • Jul 1

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Rule

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Rule
    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Definition Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a type of bankruptcy that allows individuals to draft a repayment plan to pay off all or part of their debts to their creditors. It gives individuals a chance to reorganize their…
  • Jul 1

    Who Can File for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Who Can File for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    Chapter 13 bankruptcy under the United States Bankruptcy code is also known as a wage earner’s plan. It enables individuals with regular income to develop a plan to repay all or part of their debts. In this chapter of the bankruptcy…
Rank this Week: 651

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

Thoughts on the construction law landscape. By Christopher G. Hill.

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Jul 4

    Happy Independence Day from Construction Law Musing

    Happy Independence Day from Construction Law Musing
    As things warm up as they always do in July here in Richmond, Virginia, here’s wishing you all a wonderful 4th of July from Construction Law Musings and The Law Office of Christopher G. Hill, PC.  I hope that you and your families…
  • Jul 1

    Six Years as a Solo Construction Attorney! How Time Flie

    Six Years as a Solo Construction Attorney! How Time Flie
    It seems like only yesterday that I ventured out on my own and started my solo construction law practice back in 2010.  The reaction and fulfillment since I announced my move on July 1, 2010 has been great.  Friends, clients,…
  • Jun 21

    Reminder: Make Note of Your Notice Requirement

    Reminder: Make Note of Your Notice Requirement
    As you probably have guessed, I review a lot of construction contracts.  As a Virginia construction attorney, I hope that I get to review these contracts either during the drafting process or prior to my construction clients signing…
Rank this Week: 973

Ohio Environmental Law Blog

Ohio Environmental Law Blog

Discusses environmental law and policy at both the national level and with a focus on developments in Ohio. By Joseph P. Koncelik of Frantz Ward LLP.

http://www.ohioenvironmentallawblog.com/
  • Jul 3

    PRESIDENT SIGNS LANDMARK CHEMICAL BILL INTO LAW

    PRESIDENT SIGNS LANDMARK CHEMICAL BILL INTO LAW
    Guest Post from Arun Kottha and Christopher Caryl at Tucker Ellis. On June 22, President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which amends the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), the…
  • Jun 23

    Ohio EPA Takes Hard Look at Vapor Intrusion Risk

    Ohio EPA Takes Hard Look at Vapor Intrusion Risk
    Vapor intrusion is the process where contamination in soil and groundwater volatilizes and enters indoor air in buildings.  Understanding and evaluating the risks to occupants of buildings with vapor intrusion issues has received…
  • May 31

    Supreme Court Decides Army Corps JD's Can be Appealed

    Supreme Court Decides Army Corps JD's Can be Appealed
    In a very significant case for property owners and developers, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision today that Army Corps Jurisdictional Determinations (JDs) are final agency actions which can be challenged in Court.  In U.S. Army…
Rank this Week: 825

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Don't Wait for the $15 Minimum Wage - San Francisco's Goes Up to $13 Today!

    Don't Wait for the $15 Minimum Wage - San Francisco's Goes Up to $13 Today!
    If you know someone doing business in San Francisco, remember to let that special person know that the minimum wage goes up to $13.00 per hour effective today.  The SF minimum wage web page with access to the poster etc. is here.As of…
  • Jun 20

    Happy 10th Anniversary Shaw Valenza LLP

    Happy 10th Anniversary Shaw Valenza LLP
    Yep, lil ol' Shaw Valenza LLP is now officially lil' AND 10 years old as of 6/19. The blog is turning 10 in a week or so too. And that means it's time to thank you once again for reading and passing along to your colleagues and such.…
  • Jun 2

    Ninth Circuit: Pay In Lieu of Benefits Is Included in the Regular Rate of Pay

    Ninth Circuit: Pay In Lieu of Benefits Is Included in the Regular Rate of Pay
    for Overtime Purposes, Even.Yes, this is what they call a "case of first impression." That means no court has decided the issue before.  The issue the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided is this: Although the value of benefits are…
Rank this Week: 514

Law Firm Web Strategy

Law Firm Web Strategy

Covers online law firm business development, including profile building, branding and law firm SEO. By Steve Matthews.

http://www.stemlegal.com/strategyblog
  • Jun 30

    Stem Client Roundup for June 2016

    Stem Client Roundup for June 2016
    Here we are: at the midpoint of the year, and about to kick off one of our short and sweet Canadian summers. Here at Stem, we hope all our clients and readers make time to slow down, enjoy the fleeting …
  • May 31

    Stem Client Roundup for May 2016

    Stem Client Roundup for May 2016
    Can you believe that 2016 is almost half over? The weather is warming up (or sweltering hot already, depending on where you live!) and summer is at last in sight. Here’s what our clients were up this past month: Arizona …
  • May 25

    New Blogs & Podcasts at Lawblogs.ca

    New Blogs & Podcasts at Lawblogs.ca
    It’s been a while since our last update listing the newest blogs added to lawblogs.ca, and there are quite a few of them to share! Brandon’s Blog (Ira Smith Trustee & Receiver) Canadian ERA Perspectives (McCarthy…
Rank this Week: 426

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Jun 30

    The Only 5 Questions Needed To Make A Lawyer Take Your Auto Accident Case

    The Only 5 Questions Needed To Make A Lawyer Take Your Auto Accident Case
    There are only 5 things a personal injury lawyer wants to know before taking on your automobile accident case.  Yes, there are a lot of specific facts that they will need to delve into.  No personal injury case is exactly the same,…
  • Jun 3

    Legal Assistant & Intake (Palm Beach Gardens)

    Legal Assistant & Intake (Palm Beach Gardens)
    Legal Assistant & Intake (Palm Beach Gardens) Multi-Specialty firm is seeking a full-time Legal Intake & Assistant. This position is more than just an initial point of contact for potential client matters. It will include occasional…
  • Jun 3

    Legal Assistant & Intake (Palm Beach Gardens)

    Legal Assistant & Intake (Palm Beach Gardens)
    Legal Assistant & Intake (Palm Beach Gardens) Multi-Specialty firm is seeking a full-time Legal Intake & Assistant. This position is more than just an initial point of contact for potential client matters. It will include occasional…
Rank this Week: 388

Autolaw

Autolaw

Covers issues and legal challenges facing California auto dealers. By Chris Bruni.

http://autolaw.typepad.com/autolaw/
  • Jun 30

    Deja Vu, Again

    Deja Vu, Again
    VW announced the other day that it had reached an tentative agreement with the U.S. government to pay $14.7 billion to settle allegations linked to software emissions violations for some of its diesel engines sold in the U.S. While the...
  • Mar 31

    Locked Out, Part II

    Locked Out, Part II
    Technology makes our lives easier, but it also has a downside. Sometimes it spawns a lawsuit. Last year Honda was hit with a lawsuit claiming that its window locks were defective. Now BMW has been named in a proposed class...
  • Jan 31

    Compelling?

    Compelling?
    I came across an interesting case from the 1st Appellate District involving binding arbitration and the use (or not) of Spanish Language contracts. In Ramos v Westlake Services, LLC, 1st Appellate District, A141353 the dealership sold the…
Rank this Week: 501

panGloss

panGloss

Covers cyberlaw. By Lilian Edwards

http://blogscript.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    How to Solve a Problem Like Brexit (no cats)

    How to Solve a Problem Like Brexit (no cats)
    Im briefly reviving Pangloss to publicise something I think important that just came out  as  a broad hint from the Research briefing team at the House of Lords.This just came out:…
  • Aug 7

    Three myths that need nailed about the right to be forgotten (and one question)

    Three myths that need nailed about the right to be forgotten (and one question)
    1      Everyone thinks it’s a bad idea, so why hasn’t it gone yet, already.No they don’t, actually.  Just the people who get to write in mass media. Few people in Europe, and fewer still in the US,…
  • Jul 15

    Open letter on data retention and investigatory powers Bill ("DRIP") from UK privacy law academic

    Open letter on data retention and investigatory powers Bill ("DRIP") from UK privacy law academic
    Tuesday 15th July 2014To all Members of Parliament,Re: An open letter from UK internet law academic expertsOn Thursday 10 July the Coalition Government (with support from the Opposition) published draft emergency legislation, the Data…
Rank this Week: 710

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Examines legal topics and news in Washington state. By Pelley Law, PLLC.

http://www.pelleylawgroup.com/seattle-criminal-defenseblog
  • Jun 30

    United States v. Christie (Case Law Update)

    United States v. Christie (Case Law Update)
     The panel affirmed the convictions of two ministers of the Hawaii Cannabis Ministry for violations of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) in a case in which the defendants claim that their convictions violate their rights freely to…
  • Apr 7

    WSLCB Emergency Rules (April 7, 2016)

    WSLCB Emergency Rules (April 7, 2016)
    The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (“WSLCB”) released new guidance this morning related to the testing of certified laboratories working in the I-502 Recreational Cannabis industry. This guidance came in the form of…
  • Apr 7

    WSLCB Emergency Rules (April 7, 2016)

    WSLCB Emergency Rules (April 7, 2016)
    The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (“WSLCB”) released new guidance this morning related to the testing of certified laboratories working in the I-502 Recreational Cannabis industry. This guidance came in the form of…
Rank this Week: 957

New York Criminal Defense

New York Criminal Defense

Provides New York criminal law updates and commentary. By Easton Thompson Kasperek.

http://newyorkcriminaldefense.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    People v Smith, from the Court of Appeals yesterday

    People v Smith, from the Court of Appeals yesterday
    by Jill Paperno, First Assistant Public Defender and author of Representing the Accused: A Practical Guide to Criminal DefenseAmong some of yesterday’s disappointing Court of Appeals decisions there is one that can be useful to us…
  • Jun 6

    Another Way to Avoid a Mandatory Minimum Without Joining Team America

    Another Way to Avoid a Mandatory Minimum Without Joining Team America
    By Mark D. Hosken, Supervisory AFPD            Congress enacted terms of imprisonment that prohibit federal court judges from imposing a sentence below the mandatory minimum required by…
  • Apr 19

    Door Opening

    Door Opening
    by Jill Paperno,author of Representing the Accused: A Practical Guide to Criminal Defense “Knock, knock.” “Who’s there?”            As defense attorneys we often…
Rank this Week: 743

Michael Markarian: Animals &…

Michael Markarian: Animals & Politics

Covers elections, ballot measures, and legislation. By the Humane Society Legislative Fund.

http://blog.hslf.org/political_animal/
  • Jun 28

    NOAA’s (Sh)Ark

    NOAA’s (Sh)Ark
    With Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” in full swing and right on the heels of last week’s introduction of a new congressional bill restricting the trade in shark fins, the Obama administration has taken an additional…
  • Jun 23

    Keep Fins on Sharks—Not in a Bowl of Soup

    Keep Fins on Sharks—Not in a Bowl of Soup
    Rhode Island last week banned the trade in shark fins, joining ten other states and three Pacific territories in sending a message that this cruel product is not welcome within their borders. These state policy actions are helping to…
  • Jun 23

    Keeping Wolves at Bay – Without Killing

    Keeping Wolves at Bay – Without Killing
    Through determination, innovation, and creativity, our society is solving some of the biggest challenges facing animals. Non-animal tests for cosmetics, chemicals, and household products are faster, cheaper, safer, and more reliable than…
Rank this Week: 946

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI topics such as breathalyzer and constitutional issues, field sobriety tests, and DUI procedures and rights. By Bruce M. Robinson.

http://www.marylandduilawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 423

Kentucky Injury Lawyer Blog

Kentucky Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law in Kentucky. By Bahe Cook Cantley & Nefzger PLC.

http://www.kentuckyinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Glasgow, Kentucky Wreck Injures Two

    Glasgow, Kentucky Wreck Injures Two
    Gilbert Pysher and his passenger, Kenneth Pysher, both suffered from serious injuries, resulting in transportation by ambulance to T.J. Samson Community Hospital, where reports indicate they are in stable condition. The crash happened at the…
  • May 25

    McCracken County, Kentucky Wreck Results in Serious Injurie

    McCracken County, Kentucky Wreck Results in Serious Injurie
    Mary Hendrix and Nesta Turner suffered severe enough injuries to require emergency medical treatment at a local hospital after a crash on John Puryear Drive near Paducah. The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department is investigating and…
  • Apr 22

    Grant County, Kentucky Driver Flown To Hospital After Collision With School Bu

    Grant County, Kentucky Driver Flown To Hospital After Collision With School Bu
    Kentucky State Police are investigating a collision at the intersection of Broadway Street and Dry Ridge Bypass involving a vehicle and a Grant County school bus. Police said the driver of the vehicle hit the side of the bus after running a…
Rank this Week: 932

IP Spotlight

IP Spotlight

Offers news and information from the intersection of intellectual property and business law. By Jim Singer.

http://ipspotlight.com
  • Jun 28

    Federal Circuit finds Internet content filtering patent eligible after Alice

    Federal Circuit finds Internet content filtering patent eligible after Alice
    For the second time in two months, the Federal Circuit has issued a decision that describes a situation in which a software invention is eligible for patenting. In Bascom Global Internet Services, Inc. v. AT&T Mobility et al.,…
  • Jun 16

    Physically impossible, yes. But is it still obvious?

    Physically impossible, yes. But is it still obvious?
    A recent Federal Circuit decision held that a patent directed to a tool attachment for demolition equipment was obvious in view of two prior art references. The court reached this conclusion even though it did not deny that the…
  • Jun 15

    No more bright lines: Supreme Court overturns test for willful patent infringement

    No more bright lines: Supreme Court overturns test for willful patent infringement
    In a consolidated decision involving two new cases, the U.S. Supreme Court continued its trend of shunning bright-line rules in patent infringement cases. The cases overturned the “objective recklessness” test that…
Rank this Week: 408

Kentucky DUI Defense Lawyer

Kentucky DUI Defense Lawyer

Covers DUIs, traffic stops and field sobriety tests. By Stephen J. Isaacs.

http://www.kyduiblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Expunging a DUI after April 2016

    Expunging a DUI after April 2016
    In April 2016, the Kentucky legislature changed the DUI statues to require a 10 year look back period. Because a DUI is an enhanceable offense, This means that a person seeking to expunge a DUI in Kentucky now has to...
  • Dec 31

    Auto Brewery Syndrome DUI Defense

    Auto Brewery Syndrome DUI Defense
    A DUI defense I have raised, albeit rarely, pertains to the “Auto Brewery Syndrome” or, as is referred to by the medical community, “Bladder Beer” and “Gut Fermentation Syndrome”. The DUI criminal defense attorney thereafter…
  • Dec 31

    Happy Holiday

    Happy Holiday
    Happy Holidays If you must drink and drive, please do so responsibly. Information provided by Lexington DUI, Criminal Defense, and Personal Injury Attorney Stephen J. Isaacs, Isaacs Law Office.
Rank this Week: 534

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Features civil appellate practice tips, resources, and news. By D. Todd Smith.

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Motions for Rehearing or Reconsideration En Banc: Why Bother?

    Motions for Rehearing or Reconsideration En Banc: Why Bother?
    While appearing rhetorical, there is a very good reason to bother. My firm recently turned an appellant’s partially favorable result into full relief on rehearing. In doing so, we utilized the Texas appellate procedure rules, which…
  • May 13

    Soaking Up Some CLE

    Soaking Up Some CLE
    I spoke today at TexasBarCLE’s Soaking Up Some CLE Program on South Padre Island—one of my favorite places to visit. My topic was “Jury Charges in Commercial Cases.” For anyone interested, my slidedeck appears here.…
  • Apr 4

    An Appellate Lawyer Walks Into a Bar…

    An Appellate Lawyer Walks Into a Bar…
    No, the headline isn’t a lead-in for an appellate lawyer joke. In all seriousness, I’m announcing my nomination to run for treasurer of the Austin Bar Association. This race will be contested, as one other candidate was also…
Rank this Week: 619

PT-LawMom

PT-LawMom

By a full-time legal secretary attending law school part-time at night.

http://ptlawmom.com
  • Jun 27

    Safest Cities for a Mom To Practice Law in California

    Safest Cities for a Mom To Practice Law in California
    It is already hard enough to be a lawyer but being a mom makes it even harder. We often get asked a lot of questions about where is the safest place to practice law. People obviously want to be able…
  • Jun 11

    Time Management

    Time Management
    In todays world the most important thing that we never have enough of is time. When you are prepping for the Bar Test and taking care of your family the days seem to fly by and you never can fit…
  • Jun 11

    The Not So Fun Bar Test

    The Not So Fun Bar Test
    So normally most people think Bar and associate that word with good times but for a select few it has a completely different meaning. In 2015 we have hit an all time low for passing this incredibly challenging law test.…
Rank this Week: 468

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

Up-to-date information on real estate, construction, environmental, and land use law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
Rank this Week: 828

My Law License

My Law License

Covers the Florida bar admission and grievance process. By Brian Tannebaum.

http://mylawlicense.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    On Fatherhood

    On Fatherhood
    Yesterday I dropped my oldest daughter off for a month away on a college campus. It’s a summer program. She’ll be back in 30 29 days. Back in the house, back for me to see every day, back to tell me where she’s going and…
  • Apr 27

    Professor Jeff Jarvis, The Joke

    Professor Jeff Jarvis, The Joke
    "Jeff Jarvis, a national leader in the development of online news, blogging, the investigation of new business models for news, and the teaching of entrepreneurial journalism, writes an influential blog, Buzzmachine.com. He is author of…
  • Jan 7

    Florida Court: False Online Review Of Lawyer = Libel

    Florida Court: False Online Review Of Lawyer = Libel
    A Florida lawyer got some big damages in a libel case, and yesterday the Fourth District Court of Appeal upheld them, with a great opinion.The case is Copia Blake and Peter Birzon v.Ann-Marie Giustibelli, P.A., and Ann-Marie…
Rank this Week: 749

Inter Consulta

Inter Consulta

Covers international criminal law. By Alberto Huapaya.

http://ahuapayao.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    LA EXTRADICIÓN

    LA EXTRADICIÓN
  • Jun 25

    Traslado internacional de Personas Condenada

    Traslado internacional de Personas Condenada
    Alberto Huapaya OlivaresIntroducciónEl Traslado de Personas Condenadas en una de las instituciones de la Cooperación Judicial Internacional que más hondo sentido humanitario tiene, porque permite al interno extranjero la…
  • Jan 27

    Tratado de Extradición con la República Francesa: 1 de marzo de 2016 entra en vigor

    Tratado de Extradición con la República Francesa: 1 de marzo de 2016 entra en vigor
    El "Tratado de Extradición entre la República del Perú y la República Francesa", suscrito en Lima, el 21 de febrero del 2013, aprobado por Resolución Legislativa N° 30413 (el 08 de enero del 2016), y…
Rank this Week: 853

New Jersey Divorce Law Blog

New Jersey Divorce Law Blog

Covers recent New Jersey family law cases on adoption, civil unions, divorce and equitable distribution. By Diamond & Diamond, P.A.

http://www.njdivorcelawyerblog.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 927

Nanotechnology Law Report

Nanotechnology Law Report

Covers legal issues surrounding nanotechnology. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur.

http://www.nanolawreport.com/
  • Jun 24

    FAA’s comprehensive new small UAS rules are here. How can they help your business?

    FAA’s comprehensive new small UAS rules are here. How can they help your business?
    On June 21, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released long-awaited new rules for commercial, non-hobbyist small unmanned aircraft (sUAS) operations. The FAA’s press release about the new rules in part 107 of the FAA regulations…
  • May 26

    What is the legal standard for harm in a data breach event?

    What is the legal standard for harm in a data breach event?
    Consumer data breaches happen all of the time. And some of those times, consumers may not have had harm…yet. Our colleagues at Antitrust Law Source published a podcast discussing the how fear of harm may or may not warrant relief and…
  • May 25

    What is the immunity notice required to take full advantage of the Defending Trade Secrets Act?

    What is the immunity notice required to take full advantage of the Defending Trade Secrets Act?
    We’ve previously posted about the Defending Trade Secrets Act allowing plaintiffs to pursue a trade secret claim in federal court. Our colleagues at Employer Law Report recently reported on how employers can take advantage of this Act.…
Rank this Week: 587

The NV Flyer

The NV Flyer

Reviews legal developments affecting airlines and travel agents.

http://nvflyer.wordpress.com
  • Jun 23

    Montreal Convention cancels ticketholders’ canceled ticket claim

    Montreal Convention cancels ticketholders’ canceled ticket claim
    Papaiyawala v. Saudi Arabian Airlines (E.D.V.A. Apr. 15, 2016).  The plaintiffs, a married couple, had purchased tickets for the wife’s parents to travel from India to New York.  Several days before the outbound flight, Saudia…
  • Apr 14

    Airline not liable for customer’s travel-related misfortune

    Airline not liable for customer’s travel-related misfortune
    Naqvi v. Saudi Arabian Airlines, Inc. (D.D.C. Feb. 12, 2016).  The plaintiff’s air travel originating at Washington Dulles International Airport included a connecting flight on Saudi Arabian Airlines from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to…
  • Mar 2

    Passenger’s claim based on seating-related injury fails under Montreal Convention

    Passenger’s claim based on seating-related injury fails under Montreal Convention
    Plonka v. US Airways (E.D. Pa. Oct. 27, 2015).  During a flight from Philadelphia to Germany, the passenger/plaintiff was seated behind a seat under which was affixed a hard plastic box, known as an “IFE box,” that contained…
Rank this Week: 472

Social Security Disability Blog

Social Security Disability Blog

Covers the Social Security disability process and strategies for winning cases. By Jonathan Ginsberg.

http://www.ssdanswers.com
  • Jun 23

    Social Security Disability Claims for Applicants Under Age 50: is there Hope for Approval?

    Social Security Disability Claims for Applicants Under Age 50: is there Hope for Approval?
      There is no question that Social Security has made it much more difficult to qualify for disability benefits. Statistically, hearing approval rates have dropped from 62% in 2010 to 45% in 2015, which is a significant drop. There is one…
  • May 28

    Musculoskeletal Injuries: How Severely Impaired Must I Be?

    Musculoskeletal Injuries: How Severely Impaired Must I Be?
    Intentionally or not, the Social Security Administration has done a good job selling the idea that winning disability benefits is extremely hard. Bloggers (including me) write about the long delays and the arbitrary nature of decisions and…
  • Apr 7

    How Your Hearing Testimony Can Help Win Your Disability Benefits Case

    How Your Hearing Testimony Can Help Win Your Disability Benefits Case
    Social Security disability hearings generally last less than an hour, but the agency’s hearing backlog currently averages over 18 months in many locations. When you add the 8 to 12 months it takes for SSA to conduct its administrative…
Rank this Week: 989

Juz The Fax

Juz The Fax

Cover labor law and litigation. By Randy L. Braun.

http://juzthefax.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    Employers ... Be Careful of Mixed-Guard Union

    Employers ... Be Careful of Mixed-Guard Union
    Since the NLRB’s holding in Wells Fargo Corp., 270 NLRB 787 (1984), an employer could, upon the expiration of a contract, refuse to continue to bargain with a “mixed-guard” union representing both its security guards and…
  • Jan 4

    New York Minimum Wage Rises to $9.00 Per Hour

    New York Minimum Wage Rises to $9.00 Per Hour
    Just a reminder that effective as of December 31, 2015, New York's minimum wage was increased to $9.00 per hour.  Employers should revise their postings to reflect the change in the law.  You can download the current New York State…
  • Nov 10

    Does Facebook Activity Constitute Protected Concerted Activity Under the NLRA?

    Does Facebook Activity Constitute Protected Concerted Activity Under the NLRA?
    It does, according to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  In Triple Play Sports Bar and Grill v. NLRB, the Second Circuit upheld a ruling of the National Labor Relations Board (the "NLRB") that Facebook activity…
Rank this Week: 347

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

Commentary on Canadian trademarks & technology law. By Clark Wilson LLP.

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • Jun 22

    Nuthin’ but a Leaf Thang – Toronto Maple Leafs take issue with Snoop Dogg’s trade-mark application for LEAFS BY SNOOP Logo

    Nuthin’ but a Leaf Thang – Toronto Maple Leafs take issue with Snoop Dogg’s trade-mark application for LEAFS BY SNOOP Logo
    Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Partnership (“MLSE”), the parent company of the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs, has requested an extension of time to oppose a U.S. trade-mark application filed by one…
  • Jun 7

    New Fee Proposal for Trademarks in Canada

    New Fee Proposal for Trademarks in Canada
    The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has published a Fee-for-service proposal (the Proposal), seeking public input by July 5, 2016.  As previously reported on this blog, the Canadian government significantly amended the…
  • May 23

    Supershuttle Loses Rebuttal – Canadian Registration Scuttled

    Supershuttle Loses Rebuttal – Canadian Registration Scuttled
    In a recent Federal Court of Canada (the “FC”) decision, 2015 FC 1259, the FC dismissed an appeal by Supershuttle International, Inc. (“Supershuttle”) to overturn a decision of the Registrar of Trade-marks (the…
Rank this Week: 457