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Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers battery, drug crimes, firearm offenses and DWI. By Kathleen M. McCarthy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • May 25

    First Details of Attorney General’s Report on Drug Chemist’s Misconduct Revealed

    First Details of Attorney General’s Report on Drug Chemist’s Misconduct Revealed
    Drug Chemist’s Misconduct Within the past few months, Massachusetts drug testing labs have been under fire for two separate instances in which chemists working for the state engaged in misconduct that potentially could have an impact on…
  • May 20

    Massachusetts Probation Service Speeds Up Record Sealing Proce

    Massachusetts Probation Service Speeds Up Record Sealing Proce
    Those individuals who are worried about their criminal record costing them a job opportunity can breathe a sigh of relief after the Massachusetts Probation Service revamped its criminal record sealing procedures. The process of sealing a…
  • May 10

    Potential Defenses to Disorderly Conduct Charge

    Potential Defenses to Disorderly Conduct Charge
    Disorderly Conduct In Massachusetts, disorderly conduct charges are a serious criminal law matter that should never be taken lightly. Many people find themselves facing charges like these when they act out in public, engage in a fight, or…
Rank this Week: 798

Law Library of Congress: News and…

Law Library of Congress: News and Events

Announces programs hosted by the Law Library of Congress, including legal film series, speaker series, and recognition events.

http://www.loc.gov/law/news/
  • May 25

    Law Library: News & Events: New Email Alerts and RSS Feeds on Congress.gov

    Law Library: News & Events: New Email Alerts and RSS Feeds on Congress.gov
    Last year’s most viewed new blog post on In Custodia Legis was Legislation Email Alerts on Congress.gov. The email alerts are an excellent addition to the system that allow you to track a specific piece of legislation, what a…
  • May 9

    Law Library: News & Events: 500th Anniversary—Jewish Ghetto of Venice

    Law Library: News & Events: 500th Anniversary—Jewish Ghetto of Venice
    The Law Library of Congress, in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy and the Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Maryland, will host a program to mark the 500th anniversary since the…
  • Apr 28

    Law Library: News & Events: THOMAS to Retire on July 5, 2016

    Law Library: News & Events: THOMAS to Retire on July 5, 2016
    Learn more about the retirement of THOMAS.gov on July 5, 2016 and the features of its replacement, Congress.gov, in the recent In Custodia Legis post. Click here for more information.
Rank this Week: 963

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

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

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
Rank this Week: 877

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 807

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

Discusses arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. By Karl Bayer.

http://www.disputingblog.com/
Rank this Week: 576

Cal Biz Lit

Cal Biz Lit

Covers California litigation issues, including product liability, busines litigation, Proposition 65, Unfair Competition Law, and employment litigation. By Bruce Nye.

http://www.calbizlit.com/cal_biz_lit/
  • May 25

    Attorney General Releases 2015 Proposition 65 Settlement Data

    Attorney General Releases 2015 Proposition 65 Settlement Data
    Every year about this time, the Attorney General posts and summarizes all of the Proposition 65 settlements from the preceding year, providing information about which settlements require reformulation of products, which require warnings,…
  • Apr 4

    What Chemicals Are Most Often Cited By Proposition 65 Bounty-Hunters?

    What Chemicals Are Most Often Cited By Proposition 65 Bounty-Hunters?
    About a year and a half ago, Cal Biz Lit took a look at all of the 60 day notices for the previous year (July 2013 through June, 2014) to see what chemicals were being cited for companies’ failure to...
  • Mar 31

    Coming in the Next Two Years: Revised Proposition 65 Safe Harbor Warning Regulations, Part II

    Coming in the Next Two Years: Revised Proposition 65 Safe Harbor Warning Regulations, Part II
    On Tuesday, CBL blogged about some of the new proposed Proposition 65 warnings. As promised, there is more, and here it is. OEHHA Tries and Fails to Solve The “Label” vs. “Labeling” Problem OEHHA’s Safe Harbor…
Rank this Week: 665

nipc IP/it Update

nipc IP/it Update

News and comment on intellectual property, technology, media, entertainment and competition law from the UK, EC and around the world. By John Lambert.

http://nipclaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    The IP (Unjustified Threats) Bill

    The IP (Unjustified Threats) Bill
    Minister for Intellectual Property Crown CopyrightOpen Government Licence On 19 May 2016 Lady Neville-Rolfe, the Minister for Intellectual Property, introduced the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats)…
  • Apr 29

    Up the Spout: Bapco Closures v Selpac

    Up the Spout: Bapco Closures v Selpac
    In Bapco Closures Research Ltd and Another v Selpac Europe Ltd [2016] EWHC 550 (IPEC) (18 March 2016), His Honour Judge Hacon had to decide a very short but very interesting point of claim construction. The patent in suit was European…
  • Mar 28

    The Institute for Capitalizing on Creativity: "Tales from the Drawing Board"

    The Institute for Capitalizing on Creativity: "Tales from the Drawing Board"
    St Andrews from St Rule's Tower Author Peter Gordon Source Wikipedia Creative Commons Licence The Department for Culture, Media and Sport refers collectively to the following industries as "the creative…
Rank this Week: 671

Federal Construction Contracting…

Federal Construction Contracting Blog

Provides legal information and resources for federal construction contractors. By Payne Hackenbracht & Sullivan.

http://federalconstruction.phslegal.com/
Rank this Week: 518

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
Rank this Week: 523

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • May 24

    Facebook Fourth Estate? Two Questions Lawyers Should Answer

    Facebook Fourth Estate? Two Questions Lawyers Should Answer
    In defending Facebook against government scrutiny by invoking First Amendment rights, we’ve overlooked the legal consequences for CDA 230 and risk constitutionalizing the web.   In the wake of recent reporting of Facebook’s…
  • May 24

    The Mandatory Emergency Disclosure Sinkhole Exception to the Email Privacy Act

    The Mandatory Emergency Disclosure Sinkhole Exception to the Email Privacy Act
    The Email Privacy Act is moving forward in the Senate.  S.356, which currently has 28 cosponsors, would require a warrant for stored content -- essentially codifying current law and practice over the last six years. The House passed H.R.…
  • May 23

    Facebook, Congress and the First Amendment

    Facebook, Congress and the First Amendment
    The Facebook Trending Topics controversy has been analyzed from many angles, but there's been virtually no attention paid to the single most troubling aspect of the story: a Senate inquiry into Facebook's editorial decision-making process. My…
Rank this Week: 641

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • May 24

    Lou Sirico Receives the 2016 Burton Award for Legal Writing Education

    Lou Sirico Receives the 2016 Burton Award for Legal Writing Education
    Professor Lou Sirico of Villanova Univeristy received the 2016 Burton Award for Outstanding Contributions to Legal Writing and Education. The Outstanding Contributions to Legal Writing and Education Committee presents this award (one of the…
  • May 21

    More than 100 Participants from 18 Countries Gather in Verona for the 11th Global Legal Skills Conference

    More than 100 Participants from 18 Countries Gather in Verona for the 11th Global Legal Skills Conference
    More than 100 participants from at least 18 countries are gathering this week at the University of Verona Department of Law for the 11th Global Legal Skills Conference, organized by The John Marshall Law School of Chicago. The conference…
  • May 19

    A Tribute to Richard Wydick

    A Tribute to Richard Wydick
    A Guest Post from David Marcello For a dozen years, Dick Wydick generously shared his drafting expertise and his teaching talent at our International Legislative Drafting Institute. When illness curtailed his travels and he could no longer…
Rank this Week: 953

Krebs Law Firm Blog

Krebs Law Firm Blog

Provides information to injury victims in Southwest Missouri. By Jason Krebs.

http://www.krebslawoffice.com/blog/
  • May 24

    Arkansas motorcycle deaths increased 26% in 2015

    Arkansas motorcycle deaths increased 26% in 2015
    Arkansas motorcycle deaths increased 26% in 2015 Motorcyclist fatalities in the United States are expected to have increased by 10 percent in 2015 compared with 2014 (more than 450 additional fatalities), based on preliminary data supplied to…
  • May 24

    Missouri motorcycle deaths increased 3% in 2015

    Missouri motorcycle deaths increased 3% in 2015
    Missouri motorcycle deaths increased 3% in 2015 Motorcyclist fatalities in the United States are expected to have increased by 10 percent in 2015 compared with 2014 (more than 450 additional fatalities), based on preliminary data supplied to…
  • May 23

    Missouri School Bus Accident Lawyer

    Missouri School Bus Accident Lawyer
    Missouri School Bus Accident Lawyer Your kids are the most precious things in your world. When you put them on a bus you entrust the school district and the bus driver they have chosen to keep your kids safe and […] The post Missouri…
Rank this Week: 939

California Personal Injury and…

California Personal Injury and Insurance Blog

Offers information and insights for consumers regarding personal injury law, insurance, and the tort system. By Jonathan G. Stein.

http://www.calpiblog.com/
  • May 24

    Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage

    Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage
    Of all the automobile insurance coverage that exists, Uninsured Motorist Coverage (UM) is THE MOST important coverage. (In California, uninsured motorist also acts as underinsured motorist coverage.) Why is Uninsured Motorist Coverage so…
  • Dec 21

    Ontario Canada Court Authorizes Class Action Against Canadian Attorney

    Ontario Canada Court Authorizes Class Action Against Canadian Attorney
    This came across my desk and was interesting enough that I wanted to pass it on. An Ontario court has authorized a lawsuit against a personal injury law firm. According to the story, 6,000 clients are able to "participate in...
  • Dec 18

    Do you need insurance for your drone?

    Do you need insurance for your drone?
    I was looking at a drone and Google, being smart, also gave me a link to a Bloomberg Business story about drone insurance. My first thought was "what?" Drone insurance? But as I read the article and started to consider...
Rank this Week: 558

TaxMama's TaxQuips

TaxMama's TaxQuips

Daily tax and small business podcast with tax and small business news tidbits covering investment, inheritance real estate and more.

http://www.taxquips.com/?cat=TaxQuips
  • May 24

    Divorce Home Sale

    Divorce Home Sale
    Alexas_Fotos / Pixabay[/caption] Today TaxMama® hears from Greg in the TaxQuips Forum with a very common divorce issue. Let me paraphrase. “We got divorced. My wife and child stayed in our home. I made the payments. Now, when we…
  • Apr 18

    Tax Day Deadline - and Extension

    Tax Day Deadline - and Extension
    tevepb / Pixabay[/caption] Good news! This year we get a few extra days to file our tax returns – until April 18th (19th in MA and MN). But what’s if you’re just not ready? Relax. File an extension – no excuses…
  • Apr 4

    Wasted Refund

    Wasted Refund
    tevepb / Pixabay Today TaxMama® wants to bring wasted refunds to your attention. The IRS keeps sending out announcements that refunds are expiring. People keep ignoring those announcements, thinking that this doesn’t apply to…
Rank this Week: 721

Jacksonville Injury Attorney Blog

Jacksonville Injury Attorney Blog

Covers auto accidents, medical malpractice and workers compensation. By Lawrence Law Group.

http://www.jacksonvilleinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • May 24

    Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration Releases Nursing Home Survey Finding

    Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration Releases Nursing Home Survey Finding
    The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration regulates nursing homes throughout the state.  As part of this process, every six months, the agency releases its survey findings and this month it released its inspection ratings for the…
  • May 11

    Enough is Enough: Seven Motorcycle Accident Deaths in Jacksonville in the Last Ten Day

    Enough is Enough: Seven Motorcycle Accident Deaths in Jacksonville in the Last Ten Day
    The greater Jacksonville area has had a rash of tragic motorcycle accidents causing fatalities during the last ten days.  Four of these accidents involved a vehicle that failed to yield to the motorcyclist when making a left turn.…
  • Feb 3

    More Problems at the Harts Harbor Nursing Home in North Jacksonville

    More Problems at the Harts Harbor Nursing Home in North Jacksonville
    A Jacksonville nursing home that our firm has sued on two occasions for causing the death of elderly residents has made the news for another death. As reported by Jacksonville’s Channel Four News , a resident at the Harts Harbor…
Rank this Week: 992

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    Malaysian murder convict hanged in Singapore: police

    Malaysian murder convict hanged in Singapore: police
    Source: Dunya News Network (21 May 2016)http://dunyanews.tv/en/Crime/337726-Malaysian-murder-convict-hanged-in-Singapore-poli#.V0KCJ38sfkQ.twitterSINGAPORE (AFP) - A Malaysian murder convict was hanged in Singapore Friday, police said, hours…
  • May 4

    Indonesia is preparing to execute prisoners, police official confirm

    Indonesia is preparing to execute prisoners, police official confirm
    Source: The Guardian (4 May 2016)http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/04/indonesia-preparing-execute-prisoners-police-official-confirmsIndonesia is preparing to execute several prisoners, a police official has said, confirming reports…
  • Apr 30

    Bali Nine duo families one year on from execution

    Bali Nine duo families one year on from execution
    Source: News.com.au (29 April 2016)http://www.news.com.au/world/asia/bali-nine-duo-families-one-year-on-from-executions/news-story/982eafef3f15a08a2c37b17b296e5c6cIT’S been one year today since Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were…
Rank this Week: 640

Pennsylvania Family Law

Pennsylvania Family Law

Updates, events, and useful tips surrounding family law issues. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://pafamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 24

    The Defined Benefit Pension Crisis Is Here And Very Real

    The Defined Benefit Pension Crisis Is Here And Very Real
    This is not a major news story for most Americans, but if you participate in a defined benefit retirement plan, one where you are due to receive regular payments of a fixed amount monthly when you reach retirement; pay heed: Bad things are…
  • May 6

    The Guidelines are Coming!

    The Guidelines are Coming!
    For those of you who practice in this area or are “regulars” in the child support system, you know that every four years, the statewide child support guidelines are due for an update. The purpose is to try to keep pace with the…
  • May 3

    Disclosure Lives In The World Of Prenuptials: Or Does It?

    Disclosure Lives In The World Of Prenuptials: Or Does It?
    To some readers, the title of this blog may seem yesterday’s news. Drilled into our collective heads since Simeone v. Simeone (581 A.2d 162) was decided in 1990 is the mantra that “For any prenuptial to be valid there must be a…
Rank this Week: 845

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/
  • May 24

    What Ohio Can Learn from the New Kansas Brownfield Law

    What Ohio Can Learn from the New Kansas Brownfield Law
    In my four part blog post series- Rethinking Brownfield Redevelopment in Ohio- the final post advocated for a new Ohio liability protection law for buyers of contaminated property.  The new law would provide brownfield redevelopers…
  • May 22

    Rethinking Brownfield Redevelopment in Ohio: Part 4 of 4

    Rethinking Brownfield Redevelopment in Ohio: Part 4 of 4
    This is the final post discussing the current state of brownfield redevelopment in Ohio.  It provides suggested changes to the regulations and incentives in Ohio to accelerate brownfield redevelopment. The prior posts in this series…
  • May 2

    Rethinking Brownfield Redevelopment in Ohio- Part 3 of 4

    Rethinking Brownfield Redevelopment in Ohio- Part 3 of 4
    This is the third post in a series of four assessing the current state of brownfield redevelopment in the State of Ohio.  This third post will evaluate the progress Ohio has made in the last twenty years with regard to addressing…
Rank this Week: 848

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Shaw Valenza's Employment Law Pot Pourri / Quick Take

    Shaw Valenza's Employment Law Pot Pourri / Quick Take
    Here are some quick takes to catch you up on a bunch of recent developments. Rounding Time to the Quarter HourThe Ninth Circuit upheld a neutral policy under which an employer rounded time to the nearest quarter-hour. The time clock system…
  • May 17

    U.S. DOL Issues New White Collar Exemption Regulations, But

    U.S. DOL Issues New White Collar Exemption Regulations, But
    The U.S. DOL is only (substantially) increasing the salary test for the time being. That's right. No changes to the duties tests for now.Unless Congress acts (and overrides a veto I'm sure would be coming), the base salary for an exempt…
  • Apr 24

    California Supreme Court Takes a Stand on Sitting Down

    California Supreme Court Takes a Stand on Sitting Down
    The California Supreme Court in Kilby v. CVS Pharmacy (opinion here)  issued a unanimous opinion interpreting California Wage Orders' (section 14(A)) requirement that employers provide[a]ll working employees  . . . suitable seats…
Rank this Week: 735

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • May 23

    Financial Crisis at IACHR Threatens Human Rights Work

    Financial Crisis at IACHR Threatens Human Rights Work
    In a press release today, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) announced that a severe financial crisis is threatening its ability to carry out its mission. Because of the dire nature of this situation, the press release is…
  • May 21

    More than 100 Participants from 18 Countries Gather in Verona for the 11th Global Legal Skills Conference

    More than 100 Participants from 18 Countries Gather in Verona for the 11th Global Legal Skills Conference
    More than 100 participants from at least 18 countries are gathering this week at the University of Verona Department of Law for the 11th Global Legal Skills Conference, organized by The John Marshall Law School of Chicago. The conference…
  • May 18

    Support for Democracy in Africa

    Support for Democracy in Africa
    The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations will hold a hearing on support for democracy in Africa on May 18, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. in Room 2172 of…
Rank this Week: 959

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Stoel Rives World of Employment

Insight and commentary on labor and employment law.

http://www.stoelrivesworldofemployment.com/
  • May 23

    2016 Oregon Legislative Update: What You Might Have Missed

    2016 Oregon Legislative Update: What You Might Have Missed
    Oregon’s new minimum wage law, signed by Governor Brown on March 2, 2016, received a lot of press during the 2016 legislative session.  This new law establishes a tiered system for determination of the minimum wage based on the…
  • May 18

    DOL Imposes New Exempt Salary Requirement on Employer

    DOL Imposes New Exempt Salary Requirement on Employer
    We knew it was coming, and – while business groups fought hard against it – the much-anticipated Department of Labor Final Rule regarding “white collar” exemptions from minimum wage and overtime requirements is now a…
  • May 9

    U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to Seattle minimum wage law

    U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to Seattle minimum wage law
    On May 2, 2016, The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the legal challenge to the Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance’s impact on Seattle franchisees (IFA v. Seattle–denial of cert).  We have blogged about Seattle’s Minimum…
Rank this Week: 846

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

Covers New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury, criminal and traffic offenses legal developments. By Saile & Saile LLP.

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
  • May 23

    Taking Legal Action After a Child Pedestrian Accident

    Taking Legal Action After a Child Pedestrian Accident
    Your child's accident was probably one of the most harrowing experiences of your life. Getting your child proper medical care after being hit by a car as a pedestrian was your first priority. Now you are likely wondering how to pay for all of…
  • May 6

    Whiplash from a Car Accident

    Whiplash from a Car Accident
    Whiplash, or cervical strain, occurs when the muscles in your neck stretch or tear; it can also include injury to the discs, joints, ligaments, and nerve roots in the neck. Whiplash from a car accident is common, especially in rear-end…
  • Apr 29

    What are my bicycle accident insurance options?

    What are my bicycle accident insurance options?
    Many people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania ride their bicycles back and forth to work, for recreation, and to save money on the rising costs of gasoline. While cycling is a fun and healthy activity, it can lead to serious or fatal injuries.…
Rank this Week: 412

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: 856

Changing the Court

Changing the Court

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

http://changingthecourt.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Bronx Community Solutions Hosts Appreciation Breakfast for Our Partner

    Bronx Community Solutions Hosts Appreciation Breakfast for Our Partner
    by Shlomit Levy, Clinical CoordinatorOn Friday May 20, 2016, Bronx Community Solutions hosted an appreciation breakfast to personally thank those agencies who have partnered with us over the years.  Our partnersrange from employment…
  • May 16

    Talking Bail Reform at the Schomburg Center

    Talking Bail Reform at the Schomburg Center
    by John Megaw, Director of Special InitiativesThe Vera Institute of Justice and the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice hosted a forum on bail reform last week at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The forum, titled…
  • May 16

    National Reentry Week

    National Reentry Week
    by Ramon Semorile, Intake SpecialistApril 24-30 was National Reentry Week--a week focused on bringing awareness to the needs of individuals returning home from prison.  On April 28th, Reentry Anonymous, a support group for returning…
Rank this Week: 759

Drug Injury Watch

Drug Injury Watch

Site provides developing information about prescription drug side effects as well as up-to-date news from the legal, medical, FDA, and pharmaceutical sectors. From attorney Thomas J. Lamb.

http://www.drug-injury.com/druginjurycom/
Rank this Week: 592

Indiana Injury Lawyer Blog

Indiana Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury and premises liability litigation. By Parr Richey Obremskey Frandsen & Patterson LLP.

http://www.indianainjuryblog.com/
Rank this Week: 966

New Jersey Public Safety Officers…

New Jersey Public Safety Officers Law Blog

Covers employment issues related to corrections officers, firefighters, and police officers in New Jersey. By Frank M. Crivelli of Arpaia and Crivelli.

http://www.njpublicsafetyofficers.com/
Rank this Week: 869

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Covers wills, trusts & estates, guardianships, tax and asset protection planning.

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Trouble with Banks Accepting a Power of Attorney - Florida

    Trouble with Banks Accepting a Power of Attorney - Florida
    As I've written in my last two posts, more and more Banks have been routinely rejecting Power of Attorney forms drafted by attorneys in New Jersey.  Obviously this irks me enough to write about it in three consecutive posts.Apparently,…
  • May 19

    Banks Required to Accept a Power of Attorney Under NJ Statutory Law

    Banks Required to Accept a Power of Attorney Under NJ Statutory Law
    Yesterday I wrote a post about how banks are routinely refusing to accept powers of attorney.  I thought this statute may be helpful to people who may need to argue with the banks (at least in NJ anyway):N.J.S.A…
  • May 18

    Growing Problem of Banks refusing to Honor a Financial Power of Attorney

    Growing Problem of Banks refusing to Honor a Financial Power of Attorney
    Please be advised that more and more banks are refusing to accept any financial power of attorney other than their own form.  This may not be a huge problem if you are still competent, but if you become incapacitated later and have not…
Rank this Week: 570

Canadian Trademark Blog

Canadian Trademark Blog

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

http://trademarkblog.ca/
  • 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…
  • May 12

    Proposed New French Language Requirements in Québec

    Proposed New French Language Requirements in Québec
    As discussed in our previous blog entry, after losing the battle in court over the requirement that businesses must add French language to English trade-marks displayed on signage outside their stores, in June 2015 the Québec…
  • May 12

    Proposed New French Language Requirements in Québec

    Proposed New French Language Requirements in Québec
    As discussed in our previous blog entry, after losing the battle in court over the requirement that businesses must add French language to English trade-marks displayed on signage outside their stores, in June 2015 the Québec…
Rank this Week: 582

Australian Gay and Lesbian Law…

Australian Gay and Lesbian Law Blog

Covers the impact of relationship laws on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://lgbtlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Federal Parliamentary inquiry says no to commercial surrogacy

    Federal Parliamentary inquiry says no to commercial surrogacy
    <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Courier New"; panose-1:2 7 3 9 2 2 5 2 4 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536859905 -1073711037 9 0 511…
  • May 21

    I have been nominated for LGBTIQ Activist of the Year. Please vote!

    I have been nominated for LGBTIQ Activist of the Year. Please vote!
    I am greatly humbled to have again been nominated for LGBTIQ Activist of the Year in the Queen's Ball Awards. The Awards have been running for 55 years, and are the world's longest running. They are held in Brisbane each June, this time on 11…
  • May 21

    It was great to help! UK single dad allowed to undertake surrogacy

    It was great to help! UK single dad allowed to undertake surrogacy
    England's top family law judge has overturned a law that said only  couples could undertake surrogacy. Sir James Munby, the President of the England and Wales High Court Family Division, has made a formal declaration that UK law…
Rank this Week: 397

The Reverse Merger & SPAC Blog

The Reverse Merger & SPAC Blog

Covers reverse mergers, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), and other alternatives to initial public offerings (IPOs). By David Feldman.

http://www.reversemergerblog.com/
  • May 23

    Triangulating Business Valuations Based on Market Multiple

    Triangulating Business Valuations Based on Market Multiple
    In general, multiples boost the valuation of a business above a typical DCF (discounted cash flow) analysis. Hence, it is always helpful–and I would argue–essential to come at the valuation of the business from multiple…
  • May 15

    What Keeps Business Owners Up at Night?

    What Keeps Business Owners Up at Night?
    The following post comes to us from Tim Truebenbach and John Lee of Morgan Stanley’s financial advisory practice. The views expressed here are those of the authors.  Is my business growing at the right pace?  What are my…
  • May 12

    Planning for a Liquidity Event

    Planning for a Liquidity Event
    The following synopsis and link provide some great info on exit planning from the perspective of some of the financial planners at Morgan Stanley. The company in which you hold an equity stake is considering going public. The business…
Rank this Week: 774

Green Building Law Update

Green Building Law Update

Covers green building trends and regulations for the construction, design and insurance industries. By Chris Cheatham.

http://www.greenbuildinglawupdate.com/
  • May 22

    Can the EDGE Green Building System Save the Planet?

    Can the EDGE Green Building System Save the Planet?
    If you are regular reader of this blog you are aware there has been a brief hiatus in postings. I have been climbing in the Himalayas in Nepal for the past month and, in fact, am composing this blog post sitting in the lobby of the Yak and…
  • Apr 17

    What the LEED Pilot for Wood Is and What It Is Not

    What the LEED Pilot for Wood Is and What It Is Not
    The U.S. Green Building Council is to be applauded for the release last week of the new pilot credit MRpc102 – Legal Wood. There may be no single subject matter more discussed with over the 15 year history of LEED than forest product…
  • Apr 10

    Lawsuit Challenging Approval of Genetically Modified Animal

    Lawsuit Challenging Approval of Genetically Modified Animal
    Last week a coterie of environmental groups sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approving the first ever genetically engineered animal for human consumption, a salmon engineered to grow quickly. The Institute for Fisheries…
Rank this Week: 792

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

Provides case summaries and commentary. By Federal Defenders of the Ninth Circuit.

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Case o' The Week: Give Unto Others (or Go to Jail) - Inouye and Restitution Order

    Case o' The Week: Give Unto Others (or Go to Jail) - Inouye and Restitution Order
     Tithe 10% to the Church -- or face the consequences on judgment day.  Then give 8% to the Feds -- or face the consequences on judgment day. United States v. Inouye, 2016 WL 2641109 (9thCir. May 10, 2016), decision available…
  • May 20

    United States v. Tadios, No. 14-30231…

    United States v. Tadios, No. 14-30231 (5-18-16)(McKeown with Tallman and Gleason, D.J.). "Time is money."  That was the conclusion of this opinion, which concerned loss calculation.  The defendant was convicted of various fraud…
  • May 20

    United States v. Quintero-Leyva, No.…

    United States v. Quintero-Leyva, No. 14-50509 (5-17-16)(Nelson with Callahan and N. Smith). The 9th holds that Guidelines amendment 794 (minor role) applies retroactively in direct appeals.Amendment 794 concerned minor role adjustments. …
Rank this Week: 728

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Covers medical malpractice cases, news and issues with a focus on Illinois. From Levin & Perconti.

http://medicalmalpractice.levinperconti.com/
  • May 22

    Lawsuit Alleges Dental Malpractice

    Lawsuit Alleges Dental Malpractice
    Dentists, just like doctors, are required to provide patients with proper care. When you visit the dentist you trust that they will help you, rather than hurt you. A woman recently filed a lawsuit claiming that her dentist was negligent,…
  • May 17

    Dentist Blamed for Negligence after Causing Injury

    Dentist Blamed for Negligence after Causing Injury
    Dental procedures are supposed to be safe and, for the most part, pain-free. Yet this was certainly not the case for one local man. The man visited the dentist, and it was determined that he required a tooth extraction. The extraction…
  • May 13

    French “Dentist of Horror” Found Guilty, Sentenced to Jail

    French “Dentist of Horror” Found Guilty, Sentenced to Jail
    Many people are afraid of going to the dentist, even though dental practices have improved greatly over the last decades. Special dental practices even offer gentle dentistry to accommodate terrified patients. One dentist in France has done…
Rank this Week: 638

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    What Happens to Funds Inherited by a Spouse on the Breakdown of the Marriage?

    What Happens to Funds Inherited by a Spouse on the Breakdown of the Marriage?
    Some of my estate-planning clients have asked me what would happen to the money they intend to leave to their children if one of their children’s marriages breaks down.  In some cases, there may be concern that a marriage breakdown…
  • May 15

    British Columbia Court Services Branch Plans to Collect Hearing Fees Again

    British Columbia Court Services Branch Plans to Collect Hearing Fees Again
    In a letter to the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, the Assistant Deputy Minister, Court Services Branch, Ministry of Justice has advised that Court Services Branch intends to begin collecting hearing fees for civil matters set…
  • May 7

    The Sidney and North Saanich Memorial Park Society v. British Columbia (Attorney General)

    The Sidney and North Saanich Memorial Park Society v. British Columbia (Attorney General)
    A good thing about charitable purpose trusts is that they can last forever. A bad thing about charitable purpose trusts is that they can last forever. When creating a charitable purpose trusts, or any long-term trust for that matter, it is…
Rank this Week: 567

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

Features case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Sixth Circuit.

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Search Warrants Target Places, Not People

    Search Warrants Target Places, Not People
    In United States v. Church, the Defendant quickly learned that some meals can wait.  David Church, Jr. was bringing home fast food when detectives appeared at his door looking to serve him with a warrant for violating his…
  • May 17

    Guns and Waterbeds Don't Mix

    Guns and Waterbeds Don't Mix
    The Sixth Circuit’s recent decision in United States v. Barnes, recently confirmed two well-known facts: (a) it is not a good idea to hide guns in a waterbed; and (b) inmates will continue to ignore the advisory that their…
  • May 13

    The Long and Winding Road

    The Long and Winding Road
    Looking nervous and moving around during a traffic stop (for marginally touching a faded yellow line on a long and winding road) late at night is sufficient to give a police officer reasonable suspicion to detain you, search your person, and…
Rank this Week: 755

New York Court Watcher

New York Court Watcher

Covers the United States Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals and other federal and state appeals courts. By Professor Vincent Martin Bonventre.

http://www.newyorkcourtwatcher.com/
  • May 21

    Religious Liberty vs. Abortion Coverage Mandate (Part 2)

    Religious Liberty vs. Abortion Coverage Mandate (Part 2)
    As discussed in Part 1, the Catholic Diocese of Albany, together with other religious organizations, has filed suit challenging a New York State regulation that mandates abortion coverage in employee health insurance policies. These…
  • May 17

    Religious Liberty vs. Abortion Coverage Mandate (Part 1)

    Religious Liberty vs. Abortion Coverage Mandate (Part 1)
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York, together with numerous other religious organizations, has filed suit against the State of New York for requiring abortion coverage in its employee health insurance policies. (Catholic Diocese of…
  • Apr 25

    Mental Culpability at Issue Before the NY Court of Appeal

    Mental Culpability at Issue Before the NY Court of Appeal
    The contention that an injury can amount to a crime only when inflicted by intention is no provincial or transient notion. It is as universal and persistent in mature systems of law as belief in freedom of the human will and a consequent…
Rank this Week: 904

New York Family Law Blog

New York Family Law Blog

Covers family law topics. Published by New York attorney, Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkfamilylawblog.com/
  • May 21

    Wife Claims Husband Causes Her Undue Stre

    Wife Claims Husband Causes Her Undue Stre
    A New York Family Lawyer said in this family case, the parties were married in August 1973. The wife is presently 52 years of age and the husband is presently 56 years of age. On the date of their marriage, plaintiff was 22 years of age and a…
  • May 20

    Petitioner Files For Custody of Infant

    Petitioner Files For Custody of Infant
    A New York Divorce Lawyer said the petitioner Spouses filed a custody petition for a baby on April 26, 2004. Named as respondents are the unidentified birth parents, and the Children’s Services. The latter has had temporary custody of…
  • May 19

    Mother Seeks Temporary Child Custody

    Mother Seeks Temporary Child Custody
    A New York Family Lawyer said that, recitation, as required by CPLR 2219(a), of the papers considered in the review of the cross motion of the Attorney for the Children seeking, inter alia an order granting the mother temporary child custody…
Rank this Week: 890

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

Covers Illinois estate planning, real estate and trusts. By Wilson & Wilson.

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • May 21

    Lower your Estate Taxes with Gift

    Lower your Estate Taxes with Gift
    One simple way you can reduce estate taxes is to give some of your assets to your children (or anyone else) during your life. There is no limit on how much you may give during your lifetime, but if you give any…
  • May 14

    Assisted Living and Medicaid

    Assisted Living and Medicaid
    In Illinois, assisted living facility residents covered by Medicaid are not at risk of being evicted if they leave the facility for a temporary hospitalization. The Illinois Medicaid program pays for services not just in nursing homes but in…
  • May 7

    Estate Tax Turns 100

    Estate Tax Turns 100
    The Estate Tax was put in place in 1916 to raise revenue to finance World War I. In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Laura Saunders explains how this tax started as a levy with a top rate of 10% and an exemption of $50,000 (about…
Rank this Week: 830

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, sexual harassment and employer retaliation. By Buckley Beal LLP.

http://www.atlantaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • May 21

    Airbnb Faces Race Discrimination Lawsuit

    Airbnb Faces Race Discrimination Lawsuit
    Airbnb, the popular vacation rental site that allows people to rent out their homes, or stay in other’s homes around the world, is being sued for race discrimination. According to a recent news reports, an African American man has…
  • May 10

    Transgender Bathroom Laws and Discrimination

    Transgender Bathroom Laws and Discrimination
    Recently, transgender bathroom laws have received a lot of media attention, and have caused significant controversy in may states. In order to help employers understand their responsibilities and employees under stand their rights, the Equal…
  • Apr 26

    Georgia To Vote on Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill

    Georgia To Vote on Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill
    On May 3rd, the Georgia legislature is set to vote on the anti-gay “religious liberty” bill, which gives faith based organizations the option to deny certain services to gay people. Proponents argue that the bill protects…
Rank this Week: 906

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • May 21

    Director of Academic Success Program at University of Tennessee

    Director of Academic Success Program at University of Tennessee
    POSITION NOTICE THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for the position of Director of its Academic Success Program (ASP). This is a new, full time, non-tenure track…
  • May 20

    Academic Support Gets a Nod from Pop Culture!

    Academic Support Gets a Nod from Pop Culture!
    Boing Boing is one of my favorite websites. When I was looking at it the other day, I stumbled across a mention of my last academic success book, A Weekly Guide to Being a Model Law Student, which was pretty...
  • May 18

    Law School Action Comic

    Law School Action Comic
    (Alex Ruskell)
Rank this Week: 952

Federalist Society Multimedia…

Federalist Society Multimedia Archive

Audio of recent events, speeches and conferences of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.

http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/page/multimedia-from-past-federalist-society-events-2014
  • May 20

    Address by Senator Dan Sullivan 5-17-2016

    Address by Senator Dan Sullivan 5-17-2016
    Fourth Annual Executive Branch Review ConferenceUnited States Senator Dan Sullivan of Alaska delivered this address during the Fourth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference on May 17, 2016.Featuring:Hon. Dan Sullivan, United States…
  • May 20

    Disparate Impact: Reducing Innovation in the Workplace? 5-17-2016

    Disparate Impact: Reducing Innovation in the Workplace? 5-17-2016
    Fourth Annual Executive Branch Review ConferenceThe slogan "Personnel is policy" reflects the principle that hiring the right people is one of the most important things that employers do. An employer with an innovative approach to bringing on…
  • May 20

    Are Patents Under Attack in the Supreme Court? 5-17-2016

    Are Patents Under Attack in the Supreme Court? 5-17-2016
    Fourth Annual Executive Branch Review ConferenceAs Congress debates controversial patent legislation that some say will undermine patent rights, has the U.S. Supreme Court been steadily eroding the scope and enforceability of patents for the…
Rank this Week: 620

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

Covers trade secrets, non-competes and computer fraud. By Seyfarth & Shaw LLP.

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 851

South Carolina Lawyer Blog

South Carolina Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law issues and topics, including medical malpractice, product liability, and worker's compensation By Louthian Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.southcarolinalawyerblog.com/
  • May 20

    Major Cancer Care Provider to Pay $34.7 Million False Claims Settlement

    Major Cancer Care Provider to Pay $34.7 Million False Claims Settlement
    Cancer is difficult enough to endure, with many uncomfortable procedures, without you or a loved one having to worry about undergoing unnecessary ones. But that’s exactly what it is alleged that 21st Century Oncology Inc., headquartered…
  • May 18

    $34.8 Million Recovery for Alleged Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE Fraud

    $34.8 Million Recovery for Alleged Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE Fraud
    A sleep therapy products supplier, Respironics Inc., based in Pennsylvania, agreed to resolve charges of False Claims Act violations by paying $34.8 million because of a qui tam suit brought by a whistleblower. The agreement, announced in…
  • Apr 25

    Cleaning Up the Environment—or Just Cleaning Up?

    Cleaning Up the Environment—or Just Cleaning Up?
    Environmental regulations are part of our lives, and rightly so. We need to keep from trashing our home, this planet, for ourselves and for future generations. A lot of time, effort, and money have gone into cleaning up old messes and…
Rank this Week: 421

Miami Injury Lawyer Blog

Miami Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Admiralty & Maritime Law, Crime Victims Rights, Defective Products, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, and Security Negligence. By Gerson & Schwartz.

http://www.miamiinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 20

    Jeep and Train involved in Fatal Accident

    Jeep and Train involved in Fatal Accident
    Railroad companies across this nation have strict rules to follow. Most of the rules serve purposes of safety and protection of motorists and pedestrians. As you may know, sometimes railroad companies do not follow said rules. This can cause…
  • May 13

    Injuries at the Gym

    Injuries at the Gym
    Gym memberships have significantly increased in number over the years. In the United States, there are currently 50 million individuals with gym memberships. With the steady increase in the amounts of people flocking to the gym over the years…
  • May 6

    Credit Card Fraud

    Credit Card Fraud
    In short, credit card fraud refers to the theft and fraud committed using or involving a payment card, such as a debit card or credit card, as a fraudulent source of funds during a payment transaction. The motive for such crime may be to…
Rank this Week: 723