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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Article on Estate and Gift Tax Reform

    Article on Estate and Gift Tax Reform
    Bridget J. Crawford recently published an article entitled, Valuation, Values, Norms: Proposals for Estate and Gift Tax Reform, Boston College Law Review, Vol. 57 (Forthcoming). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: In their…
  • May 23

    Article on Importance of Estate Tax

    Article on Importance of Estate Tax
    Michael J. Graetz recently published an article entitled, 'Death Tax' Politics, Boston College Law Review, Vol. 57 (Nov. 2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: In his Keynote Address “Death Tax” Politics at the October 2,…
  • May 23

    Article on Succession by Survivorship Under Hindu Succession Act, 1956

    Article on Succession by Survivorship Under Hindu Succession Act, 1956
    G. V. Mahesh Nath recently published an article entitled, Survivorship and Intestate Succession — Understanding the Difference Between Section 6 and 8 of Hindu Succession Act, 1956, available on SSRN. Provided below is an abstract of the…
Rank this Week: 49

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • May 23

    The Price of Fame

    The Price of Fame
    –James Mahoney, Razor’s Edge Communications Mother was a dyed-in-the-wool Boston Bruins fan who knew as much about the local game as any sportscaster. She didn’t quote stats, but she sure knew team and player histories,…
  • May 20

    For Trademark Demand Letters, Every Letter Count

    For Trademark Demand Letters, Every Letter Count
    It has not been a great week for oatmeal. The Quaker Oats Company (a subsidiary of food and beverage giant PepsiCo), on the heels of a recall for its Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars, has also made a rather embarrassing gaffe on…
  • May 19

    Be a Service “to Others”

    Be a Service “to Others”
    It’s rare that we focus on descriptions of goods or services here, but one of the most common reasons that a trademark for a brewery or winery is refused registration at the Trademark Office comes down to the description of…
Rank this Week: 48

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • May 23

    Pyramid Legalization Act of 2016

    Pyramid Legalization Act of 2016
    A new bill is making its way through Congress, and it’s titled “Anti-Pyramid Promotional Scheme Act of 2016.” What’s it all about? It is an attempt by the Direct Selling Association and multi-level marketing companies…
  • May 17

    Fighting Fraud With Proactive Prevention Technique

    Fighting Fraud With Proactive Prevention Technique
    Companies devote significant time and money to the task of making sure that their customers don’t steal from them. But how much time do they spend considering the risk that their own employees are stealing from them? That risk is great,…
  • May 11

    Providing Forensic Accounting Services as a Small Firm

    Providing Forensic Accounting Services as a Small Firm
    FOCUS – Newsletter of the AICPA Forensic & Valuation Services Section Forensic accounting and fraud investigation are hot specialties in the accounting world. Experts agree that the need for fraud detection services is growing,…
Rank this Week: 47

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

Covers nursing home abuse and litigation. By Poliakoff & Associates.

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

    Privacy and Dignity

    Privacy and Dignity
    Boston’s WFXT reported the humiliating case involving nursing home resident Jane Bousquet.  While Jane was living in Wingate at Belviderehere, undergoing treatment for dementia and Parkinson’s, two nursing…
  • May 22

    Eviction Epidemic

    Eviction Epidemic
    Modern Healthcare had an interesting article about the use of evictions by nursing homes to get rid of “difficult” residents or those residents who do not generate enough profit for the nursing home facility.  Rather than a…
  • May 21

    Caregiver Charged with Abuse

    Caregiver Charged with Abuse
    New Castle News reported that nursing home employee Ashley Nicole Wilcox turned herself in to authorities after being accused of abusing dementia patients at Golden Hill Nursing Home & Rehab, owned and operated…
Rank this Week: 51

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

Covers securities fraud cases, investment fraud practices and securities industry regulations.

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • May 22

    Former advisor Gregg Caplitz sentenced.

    Former advisor Gregg Caplitz sentenced.
    According to reports, Gregg Caplitz, an investment advisor from Wilmington, Massachusetts, recently received a three-and-a-half year prison sentence for allegedly telling clients he would invest their money in a hedge fund but instead…
  • May 18

    UDF IV releases results of internal investigation.

    UDF IV releases results of internal investigation.
    According to reports, UDF IV has announced that it had conducted an independent investigation of its business and found no evidence of fraud. UDF IV was listed on the Nasdaq in June 2014. In December, an anonymous post on an investor…
  • May 18

    Raymond James fined by FINRA.

    Raymond James fined by FINRA.
    According to various reports, regulators have fined Raymond James $17 million, accusing the financial services firm of widespread failures in its controls against money laundering. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (a/k/a FINRA)…
Rank this Week: 50

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

Covers auto laws and auto accident law in California. By Bisnar Chase LLP.

http://www.trafficaccidentnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • May 18

    Ten Injured in Car Crash Outside San Diego Elementary School

    Ten Injured in Car Crash Outside San Diego Elementary School
    Ten people, including nine children and an adult, were injured after a 70-year-old woman drove onto a sidewalk and slammed into a large group of children waiting to be picked up after school. According to an NBC San Diego news report, the…
  • May 10

    Orange DUI Crash Critically Injures Skateboarder

    Orange DUI Crash Critically Injures Skateboarder
    A 15-year-old skateboarder was critically injured in an Orange car accident, which officials say, was caused by a suspected DUI driver. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the teenager was crossing North Wanda Road just…
  • Apr 19

    North Hills Minivan Rollover Crash Proves Deadly

    North Hills Minivan Rollover Crash Proves Deadly
    One man was killed and eight others were injured in a North Hills rollover crash triggered by a 20-year-old woman who ran a red light and crashed into a minivan at a street intersection the morning of April 17, 2016. According to a Fox 11…
Rank this Week: 46

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    Johns & Pelc: Free-Riding on Enforcement in the WTO

    Johns & Pelc: Free-Riding on Enforcement in the WTO
    Leslie Johns (Univ. of California, Los Angeles - Political Science) & Krzysztof Pelc (McGill Univ. - Political Science) have posted Free-Riding on Enforcement in the WTO. Here's the abstract:Countries can challenge potential trade…
  • May 23

    Conference: Sexualité et droit international des droits de l’homme

    Conference: Sexualité et droit international des droits de l’homme
    The Institut international des droits de l'homme will hold its annual conference on May 26-27, 2016, at the Université d’Angers. The theme is: "Sexualité et droit international des droits de l’homme." The program is…
  • May 23

    Moura Vicente: Towards a Universal Justice? Putting International Courts and Jurisdictions into Perspective

    Moura Vicente: Towards a Universal Justice? Putting International Courts and Jurisdictions into Perspective
    Dário Moura Vicente (Univ. of Lisbon - Law) has published Towards a Universal Justice? Putting International Courts and Jurisdictions into Perspective (Brill | Nijhoff 2016). Contents include: Manuel de Almeida Ribeiro, Foreword The…
Rank this Week: 53

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 57

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 58

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

Covers bankruptcy, chapter 7, chapter 13, credit reports, foreclosures, and asset protection.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • May 6

    What Can You Do About a Judgment Lien from an Out-of-Business Creditor

    What Can You Do About a Judgment Lien from an Out-of-Business Creditor
    What can you do about a judgment lien filed against you by a creditor or debt buyer that is now out of business? Law firms like Mann, Bracken that have closed down, filed bankruptcy themselves, or otherwise disappeared still appear as…
  • Apr 24

    The Reverse Mortgage. What You Need To Know!

    The Reverse Mortgage. What You Need To Know!
    There is a familiar expression:  “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions!” I’d like to think that the individuals that came up with the concept of the reverse mortgage had good intentions.  The reality…
  • Apr 21

    Timing in Bankruptcy Case

    Timing in Bankruptcy Case
    As in lots of things, timing can be everything.  Timing is important in music, comedy, athletics, you name it. Timing can be very important in a bankruptcy case, too.  There can be multiple reasons for filing bankruptcy sooner as…
Rank this Week: 55

E. coli Blog

E. coli Blog

Covers E. coli outbreaks, recalls, legal cases and resources. By Marler Clark.

http://www.ecoliblog.com/
Rank this Week: 56

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    A Noteworthy Event – March 17-18, 2016

    A Noteworthy Event – March 17-18, 2016
    Retail data breaches continue to evolve and bring new litigation and trends in the Data Breach and Privacy Litigation context. Business to business claims, vendor lawsuits, litigation between issuing banks and retailers post-breach, the…
  • Jan 29

    Certain claims carry a presumption as to amount-in-controversy that will lead directly to federal court

    Certain claims carry a presumption as to amount-in-controversy that will lead directly to federal court
    Robertson v Exxon Mobil Corp., 2015 WL 9592499 (5th Cir. Dec. 31, 2015). In a personal injury and a property damage action, the Fifth Circuit reversed the district court’s order remanding the action finding that the defendants had by…
  • Jan 13

    Fifth Circuit weighs in on ambiguous class definition

    Fifth Circuit weighs in on ambiguous class definition
    Arbuckle Mountain Ranch of Texas Inc v Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Case No. 15-10955, 2016 WL 98128 (5th Cir. Jan 7, 2016). In a 2-1 decision, the Fifth Circuit examined an ambiguous complaint suggesting two class definitions, (one a…
Rank this Week: 52

The Legal Blog.in

The Legal Blog.in

Covers Indian court decisions.

http://www.legalblog.in/
Rank this Week: 54

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • May 23

    Morrissey on Income Inequality & More's "Utopia"

    Morrissey on Income Inequality & More's "Utopia"
    Daniel J. Morrissey (Gonzaga University - School of Law) has posted Income Equality in Utopia (McGeorge Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article discusses the relevance of Sir Thomas More’s classic Utopia (on the…
  • May 23

    Chemerinsky on the Rational Basis Test

    Chemerinsky on the Rational Basis Test
    Erwin Chemerinsky (University of California, Irvine School of Law) has posted The Rational Basis Test Is Constitutional (and Desirable) (Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, 2016, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The…
  • May 23

    Eyer on Intentional Discrimination and the History of Equal Protection

    Eyer on Intentional Discrimination and the History of Equal Protection
    Katie R. Eyer (Rutgers Law School) has posted Ideological Drift and the Forgotten History of Intent (Harvard Civil Rights- Civil Liberties Law Review (CR-CL), Vol. 51, No. 1, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: It would no doubt surprise...
Rank this Week: 59

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

Covers compliance, employment and industry intelligence for investment professionals and investment, planning and regulatory intelligence for investors. By James J. Eccleston.

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • May 23

    New Hampshire Investment Adviser Fined and Barred from Association with Securities Industry

    New Hampshire Investment Adviser Fined and Barred from Association with Securities Industry
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:After discovering that David F. Brochu had been permanently barred from any securities industry dealings in the state of New Hampshire, the SEC barred Brochu from an association with any…
  • May 18

    Selling Away (From the Firm) Leads Advisor to Stiff Penaltie

    Selling Away (From the Firm) Leads Advisor to Stiff Penaltie
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has continued to enforce advisor violations with strict measures. An advisor from Darien, Connecticut has found himself on the wrong side…
  • May 17

    SEC Issues Investor Bulletin Regarding Stop Order

    SEC Issues Investor Bulletin Regarding Stop Order
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy has issued an Investor Bulletin to help educate investors about the difference between using “stop” and “stop…
Rank this Week: 61

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

Covers recent developments in labor arbitration. By John H. Curley.

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

    CA9: Decision that an award is not "plausible" is insufficient to vacate

    CA9: Decision that an award is not "plausible" is insufficient to vacate
    A dispute arose between Drywall Dynamics, Inc and the Southwestern Regional Council of Carpenters concerning attempts by the Company to withdraw from a multi employer bargaining arrangement. The Company's initial attempt to terminate its…
  • May 15

    Working below classification, seniority and management right

    Working below classification, seniority and management right
    These were the topics in issue in a recent award by Arbitrator Richard Beens. The dispute arose between Boise White Paper and Steelworkers Local 159 and involved interpretation of the parties' cba. The agreement had what the arbitrator…
  • May 1

    MD Court: Arbitrator exceeded his authority when he relied on a cba provision the County was not authorized to negotiate

    MD Court: Arbitrator exceeded his authority when he relied on a cba provision the County was not authorized to negotiate
    Prince George's County, MD and the Prince George's County Police Civilian Employees Association were parties to a cba that included  language providing that covered employees were entitled to a notice of their eligibility to have a Union…
Rank this Week: 62

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • May 18

    DadsDivorce Live: Weathering Financial Strain During Marriage

    DadsDivorce Live: Weathering Financial Strain During Marriage
    Financial stress is typically listed as the top predictor of divorce and a plethora of social science studies have linked financial challenges to marital difficulties.  Utah State University Associate Professor Jeffrey Dew recently…
  • May 17

    The Latest Child Custody Trend: ‘Birdnesting’

    The Latest Child Custody Trend: ‘Birdnesting’
    There are very few life events more Earth-shattering for a child than when his or her parents divorce. Research shows that children do best in stable households where they know what to expect and feel, but that stability is difficult to…
  • May 16

    How Long Can I Stay In The House?

    How Long Can I Stay In The House?
    Question: My wife is planning on filing for divorce and wants me to move out of the house. Unfortunately, I do not have the resources to relocate. Legally, how long can I stay at home? Answer: I do not practice law in your state. Therefore, I…
Rank this Week: 66

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

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

http://www.livesaymyers.com/blog/
  • May 5

    Pendente Lite Orders in Virginia Divorce

    Pendente Lite Orders in Virginia Divorce
    Divorce can be a lengthy process in Virginia. In no-fault cases, Virginia law requires parties to be separated for at least twelve months, or for at least six months with a separation agreement and no minor children, prior to even filing…
  • May 3

    Treatment of College Savings Accounts in Virginia Divorce

    Treatment of College Savings Accounts in Virginia Divorce
    With the rising costs of college education, many families are establishing college savings accounts for their children. While this is certainly a good and well-thought out plan for the future, it is unlikely that parents ever consider this…
  • Apr 28

    Virginia Supreme Court Rules in Same-Sex Cohabitation Case

    Virginia Supreme Court Rules in Same-Sex Cohabitation Case
    Livesay & Myers, P.C. family law attorney Anneshia Miller Grant achieved a major victory today, in a case she fought on behalf of her client all the way to the Virginia Supreme Court. In the case, Luttrell v. Cucco, the Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 64

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

Covers international extradition and transnational criminal defense. By McNabb Associates.

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 63

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

Covers federal crimes and criminal defense. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://federalcrimesblog.com
  • Sep 23

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”
    The Washington Post on September 18, 2014 released the following: “By John Yoder and Brad Cates John Yoder was director of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985. Brad Cates was the director of the…
  • Sep 23

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”
    The Washington Post on September 18, 2014 released the following: “By John Yoder and Brad Cates John Yoder was director of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985. Brad Cates was the director of the…
  • Aug 26

    FBI: “Kansas Man Indicted for Laser Strike Against Helicopter”

    FBI: “Kansas Man Indicted for Laser Strike Against Helicopter”
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on August 26, 2014 released the following: “KANSAS CITY, MO—Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was…
Rank this Week: 65

Our News & Stories

Our News & Stories

Features Penn Law news.

http://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/news/
  • Aug 24

    Penn Law launches innovative program in Latin American & Latino Studie

    Penn Law launches innovative program in Latin American & Latino Studie
    In recognition of the mounting importance of Latin America as both a rapidly growing global legal market and the hub of much U.S. immigration debate, the University of Pennsylvania Law School has established the innovative Certificate of…
  • Aug 17

    Alumni spotlight: Noam Dworman L’87

    Alumni spotlight: Noam Dworman L’87
    The Comedy Cellar opened in 1980, long after venues such as the 1960s-era Improv set the tone. But the Comedy Cellar made comic hay just the same, earning sell-out after sell-out of its 115-seat room as well as a string of accolades including…
  • Aug 12

    Summer employment dispatch: Alicia Zhang L’16

    Summer employment dispatch: Alicia Zhang L’16
    This dispatch from Alicia Zhang L'16 is one in a series of firsthand accounts by Law School students about how their summer employment opportunities are preparing them for their legal careers. Zhang is from Austin, TX.
Rank this Week: 60

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • May 20

    Who Should Control Your Genetic Information — You or Corporate Laboratories?

    Who Should Control Your Genetic Information — You or Corporate Laboratories?
    Myriad Genetics denied its customers access to their full genetic record in violation of federal law. Should patients have the same right to access their genetic information from a laboratory as they would a copy of their MRI, X-rays, or…
  • May 20

    Transphobia Hurts Us All, Especially Trans Women

    Transphobia Hurts Us All, Especially Trans Women
    When fear and hatred reign, antitrans discrimination has a way of becoming indiscriminate. Like any good attorney, I enjoy winning and being right. However, as a transgender attorney watching the fallout from antitransgender legislation…
  • May 19

    Why the Prosecution of Chelsea Manning Was Unconstitutional

    Why the Prosecution of Chelsea Manning Was Unconstitutional
    The selective prosecution of those who disclose government information is profoundly dangerous to our democracy. Disclosures of government information happen all the time, whether by officials seeking to advance their interests or by…
Rank this Week: 70

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 69

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Dec 19

    Bill Cosby Sues Seven Mass. Sexual Assault Accusers for Defamation

    Bill Cosby Sues Seven Mass. Sexual Assault Accusers for Defamation
    Bill Cosby has sued seven women who have accused him of sexually assaulting them, claiming that they defamed his character and purposefully derailed an upcoming television opportunity. Cosby is suing Tamara Green, Therese Serignese, Linda…
  • Dec 17

    Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Transporting Minor for Sex

    Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Transporting Minor for Sex
    A Massachusetts man pleaded guilty on Thursday to transporting a minor from New Hampshire and engaging in sexual activity with her. Lawrence Marks, 35, of Tewksbury, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to transportation of a minor in…
  • Dec 12

    Former teacher, camp counselor jailed in Mass. for child sexual abuse

    Former teacher, camp counselor jailed in Mass. for child sexual abuse
    A former longtime teacher at Episcopal Academy in Pennsylvania was sentenced to four years in a Massachusetts prison followed by a lifetime of probation for the sexual abuse of three children at a summer camp in 1981, according to Barnstable…
Rank this Week: 67

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

Covers bankruptcy planning, creditor rights, fraudulent conveyances, homestead protections and offshore planning. By Jonathan Alper.

http://floridaassetprotection.blogs.com/alperlaw/
  • Dec 7

    Does Dependent Adult Child Support Head of Household Garnishment Exemption

    Does Dependent Adult Child Support Head of Household Garnishment Exemption
    An attorney called me about one of their clients who is being forced to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy because his wages were garnished. The attorney said that the client supported an adult child living at home. The attorney asked whether…
  • Nov 30

    Can Financial Advisory Fees Be Exempt From Wage Garnishment?

    Can Financial Advisory Fees Be Exempt From Wage Garnishment?
    Some financial advisers are compensated for managing their clients’ money based upon a percentage of the clients’ securities portfolio. The typical adviser earns annually one percent of assets under management. One such financial…
  • Nov 24

    Maximum Amounts Of Administrative Garnishment

    Maximum Amounts Of Administrative Garnishment
    This brief post supplements a post earlier this year concerning federal agency administrative wage garnishments. The earlier post stated that state law garnishment exemptions to do apply to administrative garnishments by federal agencies…
Rank this Week: 68

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • May 23

    Stephen A. Douglas v. James Buchanan

    Stephen A. Douglas v. James Buchanan
    Gerard Magliocca has an interesting post at Balkinization about Stephen A. Douglas's split with southern Democrats in 1860, which helped Abraham Lincoln win the presidency. This provides me with an opportunity to share my favorite Stephen A.…
  • May 23

    AALS CFP: New Voices In Legislation

    AALS CFP: New Voices In Legislation
    This just in: The AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process is pleased to announce that it will host a "New Voices in Legislation" program during the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. This…
  • May 22

    Matchmaker, Matchmaker (Accuracy in Yiddish Edition)

    Matchmaker, Matchmaker (Accuracy in Yiddish Edition)
    In my experience, the New York Times provides far more editorial input on opeds than any other newspaper. The few times I have had pieces appear in the Times, they have gone through multiple iterations, as the very thoughtful editor...
Rank this Week: 85

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
  • May 23

    Gregory Van Winkle Terminated from Securities Firm

    Gregory Van Winkle Terminated from Securities Firm
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on May 20, 2016 indicate that Indiana-based IFS broker Gregory Van Winkle has been the subject of more than two dozen customer complaints. The…
  • May 23

    Gregory Fisher (Jeffries) Subject of 15 Customer Complaint

    Gregory Fisher (Jeffries) Subject of 15 Customer Complaint
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on May 20, 2016 indicate that Georgia-based Jefferies broker Gregory Fisher has been the subject of more than a dozen customer complaints. The…
  • May 23

    Peter Voldness Has Three Regulatory Sanction

    Peter Voldness Has Three Regulatory Sanction
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on May 20, 2016 indicate that Minnesota-based Emergent Financial Group broker Peter Voldness has been sanctioned by FINRA. The securities and…
Rank this Week: 78

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Nova obtains a "win" on supplemental damages in the Dow case

    Nova obtains a "win" on supplemental damages in the Dow case
    The US Supreme Court declined to hear the Dow case, which left intact the decision of the Federal Circuit onsupplemental damages. Reuters reported:At issue were $28 million in supplemental damages plus interest that a federal judge awarded to…
  • May 22

    UChicago chem grad student expelled for ghost writing

    UChicago chem grad student expelled for ghost writing
    The University of Chicago Maroon discusses a report mentioning an ethical issue with a chemistry grad student who was ghost writing:The report only included one expulsion, which was given to a Chemistry doctoral student who was found to have…
  • May 22

    CBS Sunday Morning does design issue on May 22, 2016

    CBS Sunday Morning does design issue on May 22, 2016
    Charles Osgood did the design issue of CBS Sunday Morning on May 22, 2016 from Newport, Rhode Island.Martha Teichner did the cover story: Dressing down: The rise of athleisure. Lee Cowan did urban architecture.In the "small wonders" section…
Rank this Week: 74

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • May 23

    Chris Peterson Article on CFPB Enforcement

    Chris Peterson Article on CFPB Enforcement
    Christopher Lewis Peterson of Utah has written Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Law Enforcement: An Empirical Review, forthcoming in the Tulane Law Review. Here's the abstract: In the aftermath of the U.S. financial crisis, Congress…
  • May 23

    Politico: Uncovering the 'astroturf' firm behind the CFPB attack ad

    Politico: Uncovering the 'astroturf' firm behind the CFPB attack ad
    Here. Excerpt: The campaign is being run by Lincoln Strategy Group, a political consulting firm Tempe, Ariz. Its founder, Nathan Sproul, has been linked to several instances of suspected voter fraud and barred from Republican Party contracts.…
  • May 23

    Consumer Law Is Everywhere, Even on the Bar Exam

    Consumer Law Is Everywhere, Even on the Bar Exam
    Well, on the July 2015 MPT anyway. Go here, then scroll down to the Bryan Carr problem beginning on page nine for a problem drawing on the Truth in Lending Act. (HT: Genevieve Hebert Fajardo)
Rank this Week: 83

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

    Are Settlements in Patent Litigation Collusive? Evidence from Paragraph IV Challenge

    Are Settlements in Patent Litigation Collusive? Evidence from Paragraph IV Challenge
    Eric Helland and Seth A. Seabury ask Are Settlements in Patent Litigation Collusive? Evidence from Paragraph IV Challenges. ABSTRACT: The use of “pay-for-delay” settlements in patent litigation – in which a branded manufacturer and…
  • May 23

    Fuel Prices and Station Heterogeneity on Retail Gasoline Market

    Fuel Prices and Station Heterogeneity on Retail Gasoline Market
    Siekmann, Manuel ; Haucap, Justus ; Heimeshoff, Ulrich describe Fuel Prices and Station Heterogeneity on Retail Gasoline Markets. ABSTRACT: Price levels and movements on gasoline and diesel markets are heavily debated among consumers,…
  • May 23

    Communication in Vertically Related Markets: Experimental Evidence

    Communication in Vertically Related Markets: Experimental Evidence
    Normann, Hans-Theo ; Mollers, Claudia ; Snyder, Christopher M. offer Communication in Vertically Related Markets: Experimental Evidence. ABSTRACT: When an upstream monopolist supplies several competing downstream firms, it may fail to…
Rank this Week: 79

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • May 23

    Should the IOC Require Host-Nation Anti-Corruption Reforms?

    Should the IOC Require Host-Nation Anti-Corruption Reforms?
    There’s a joke in Olympic law circles: the host-nation organizing committee has 100 lawyers, and 99 of them do IP. The International Olympic Committee cares a lot about protecting its own and its sponsors’ intellectual property; no…
  • May 23

    Nero's Acquittal

    Nero's Acquittal
    Last week I posted about the odd theory of second degree assault being played out in the Baltimore trial of Edward Nero, one of the six officers charged in the rough ride killing of Freddie Gray. Today, not surprisingly, given the lack of…
  • May 23

    Veep, S5E5

    Veep, S5E5
    The show takes place during Thanksgiving weekend, in an episode that has a lot of House-election stuff in the air. Selina begins making phone calls to whip votes for the coming House election. But the show approaches that election in a way…
Rank this Week: 82

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Covers investment scams, broker fraud and broker negligence. By Rex Securities Law.

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
Rank this Week: 71

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • May 20

    Expert Witness Plagiarism Concerns Lead to Strong Criticism of Medico-Legal Report

    Expert Witness Plagiarism Concerns Lead to Strong Criticism of Medico-Legal Report
    In my ongoing efforts to highlight judicial criticism of expert witnesses who stray into advocacy, reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, excluding an expert report for numerous reasons…
  • May 16

    BC Court of Appeal – ICBC Disability Benefits Can Be Revived Beyond 104 Week Mark

    BC Court of Appeal – ICBC Disability Benefits Can Be Revived Beyond 104 Week Mark
    In late 2014 the BC Supreme Court rules that ICBC wage loss benefits can be ‘revived’ if a collision related injury which was initially disabling retriggers disability beyond the 104 week mark.  ICBC appealed but in reasons…
  • May 16

    Court Questions Whether “WCB Defence” Applies to Indivisible Injurie

    Court Questions Whether “WCB Defence” Applies to Indivisible Injurie
    Last year Mr. Justice Burnyeat reasoned, in Pinch v. Hofstee, that a Plaintiff’s damages for indivisible injuries must be reduced to the extent that one of the events causing/contributing to the injury arose from a matter where tort…
Rank this Week: 84

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

Covers birth injuries, medical device liability, medical misdiagnosis and surgical errors. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticeattorney-blog.com/
  • May 19

    Illinois Appellate Court Reverses Dismissal of Lawsuit Alleging Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice

    Illinois Appellate Court Reverses Dismissal of Lawsuit Alleging Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice
    The family of Jill Prusak brought a medical malpractice lawsuit against a doctor and two hospitals. Prusak died in November 2013. The lawsuit brought by Sheri Lawler on behalf of the family of Jill Prusak was filed in April 2014 within the…
  • May 11

    U.S. District Court Rules on Nonparty Deposition

    U.S. District Court Rules on Nonparty Deposition
    In this case before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were examined closely with respect to a subpoenaed nonparty deposition. The court stated that nonparties will be protected…
  • May 10

    Jury Finds in Favor of Doctor and Hospital Where Patient Dies of Heart Attack One Day after Discharge

    Jury Finds in Favor of Doctor and Hospital Where Patient Dies of Heart Attack One Day after Discharge
    Janice Bishop presented to the emergency department at Graham Hospital in Canton, Ill., with complaints of chest pain on July 19, 2010. The emergency room physician ordered an EKG, which demonstrated non-specific T-wave changes compared to a…
Rank this Week: 75

Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer…

Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

By the Law Office Of Thomas G. Lewellyn.

http://www.oaklandpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 5

    California Car Owners Deserve Honesty from Volkswagen

    California Car Owners Deserve Honesty from Volkswagen
    This week it was revealed that Volkswagen failed to report at least one death and three injuries involving it's vehicles to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA maintains a database of vehicle defects that lead to…
  • Nov 5

    California Car Owners Deserve Honesty from Volkswagen

    California Car Owners Deserve Honesty from Volkswagen
    This week it was revealed that Volkswagen failed to report at least one death and three injuries involving it’s vehicles to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA maintains a database of vehicle defects that lead…
  • Nov 3

    California Consumers -- Beware of Arbitration Clause

    California Consumers -- Beware of Arbitration Clause
    An interesting expose in the New York Times about arbitration has sparked a lot of interest. KQED's radio program Forum, featured one of the authors and provided a lively discussion from the audience. Arbitration clauses are now commonly…
Rank this Week: 73

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 10

    Fwd: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as moral martians.

    Fwd: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as moral martians.
    Jack AyerProfessor EmeritusUCD Law SchoolJdayer@ucdavIs.eduBegin forwarded message:From: Jean Alvares <alvaresj@MAIL.MONTCLAIR.EDU>Date: July 10, 2015 at 3:45:26 AM PDTTo: CLASSICS-L@LSV.UKY.EDUSubject: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as…
  • Dec 1

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]
    For patient investors everywhere. ---- The Regulator Who Explained the Worldhttps://hbr.org/2012/03/the-regulator-who-explained-th.html ---- Shared via my feedly reader Sent from my iPhone
  • Aug 28

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...
    The answer is I'm fine, thanks for askin.' Just that my blogging tastes seem to have changed, at least for the moment. Maybe they'll change again. In the meantime, if I feel I have something to say, I suppose I will post it here but then…
Rank this Week: 77

California Injury Attorneys Blog

California Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers personal injury lawsuits, settlements and news. By Estey & Bomberger.

http://www.esteybomberger.com/blog/
  • Oct 8

    Pedestrian Fatally Struck While Unloading Car in La Jolla

    Pedestrian Fatally Struck While Unloading Car in La Jolla
    LA JOLLA – A 45-year-old La Jolla woman was killed Tuesday morning when she was struck by a car on Girard Avenue, NBC San Diego reported. Just before noon, authorities say the woman was unloading her car when an elderly driver backed…
  • Oct 7

    Jury Awards $1.25 Million to Man Injured by Defective Table Saw

    Jury Awards $1.25 Million to Man Injured by Defective Table Saw
    Last month, a jury in Chicago federal court awarded $1.25 million to an Illinois man who was severely injured by a defective table saw.  The victim, Brandon Stollings, 30, lost his index finger and parts of two other fingers in 2007…
  • Oct 6

    Five Teenagers Tragically Killed in Orange County Crash

    Five Teenagers Tragically Killed in Orange County Crash
    BUENA PARK — A BMW crashed in Orange County early Saturday morning, killing five teenage passengers in a solo-vehicle collision on southbound Interstate 5 in Irvine.The accident was reported just after 2 a.m. south of Alton Parkway…
Rank this Week: 81

Durham-in-Wonderland

Durham-in-Wonderland

Features comments and analysis about the Duke/Nifong case. By Professor KC Johnson.

http://durhamwonderland.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 17

    Closing Comment

    Closing Comment
    When I first started writing about the lacrosse case, at a joint historians’ blog called Cliopatria, I did so in reaction to the Group of 88 statement. Then (and now) I considered the statement an indefensible betrayal by professors of…
  • Jul 13

    The Group of 88 & Wikipedia

    The Group of 88 &amp; Wikipedia
    Some interesting comments in a Wikipedia discussion thread regarding efforts to remove mention of their membership in the Group from Wikipedia bios of Group of 88 members. The evidence regarding Cathy Davidson, author of the infamous…
  • Jul 11

    Howard Update

    Howard Update
    Anne Blythe reports in the N&O that Judge Hudson has said he wants to grant bail to Darryl Howard, whose prosecution, writes Blythe, the judge described “as one of the most 'horrendous' prosecutions he had seen in his 34 years on…
Rank this Week: 76

California Labor & Employment…

California Labor & Employment Law Blog

Covers arbitration agreements, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, hiring, termination, employee leave, and wage and hour issues. By Carlton DiSante & Freudenberger.

http://www.callaborlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 72

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library…

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library Blog

Features legal news and research guides. From Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

http://lawlibrary.case.edu/blog
  • Nov 9

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk
    The Case Western Reserve Law Review has put a lot of really solid work into the typesetting and page layout of their journal. Besides some real benefits for their operation in the pre-production process, this reformatting makes the Law Review…
  • Nov 8

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction
    The votes are still being counted in 27 states as of 5pm. However, the election has been called and President Barack Obama will serve an additional four years as President.
  • Nov 5

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction
    Last Tuesday I posted the information from four election map sites. I have posted at the end of this blog the information from today for those same sites. Not surprisingly, not one of the maps has gone completely unchanged.
Rank this Week: 80

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • May 23

    The Professor is Stumped: Today's Corporate Law Question

    The Professor is Stumped: Today's Corporate Law Question
    When an incumbent board of directors claims that a potential proxy insurgent has failed to comply with an advance notice bylaw, who decides whether the bylaw has been satisfied? The board (subject to... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • May 21

    Ridge Lytton Springs (Dry Creek Valley) 2010

    Ridge Lytton Springs (Dry Creek Valley) 2010
    Dinner tonight was short ribs in pomegranate juice and a sweet potato gratin from Paleo Perfected . The Lytton Springs was a nice complement. It's still a big, firm wine with a potent tannic and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • May 20

    Phil Mickelson and the ITSA settlement club (with a sidebar on gambling)

    Phil Mickelson and the ITSA settlement club (with a sidebar on gambling)
    The NYT reports that: Phil Mickelson has five major golf championships and countless endorsement deals. Thomas C. Davis, a former investment banker, has a Harvard pedigree and a country club... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 100

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • May 23

    Structured Settlements Protect Injured Workers & Save Work Comp Cost

    Structured Settlements Protect Injured Workers &amp; Save Work Comp Cost
    Michael Stack:   Hello, Michael Stack here. Principal of Amaxx, founder of COMPClub, and co-author of “Your Ultimate Guide to Mastering Worker’s Comp Costs”. One of the core philosophies that I believe is that a…
  • May 20

    Trio of Midwestern States Looking Harder at Workplace Safety

    Trio of Midwestern States Looking Harder at Workplace Safety
    The increased likelihood that workers in high-hazard manufacturing industries – such as food, furniture, fabricated metal, nonmetallic mineral, machinery and computer products – will be injured on the job is leading federal safety…
  • May 19

    WCRI Study Zeroes-in on Illinois Medical Service

    WCRI Study Zeroes-in on Illinois Medical Service
    A new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) compares the workers comp fee schedule rates and Medicare rates for a variety of medical services in Illinois as of 2015.   The medical services covered in the report,…
Rank this Week: 94

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 96

Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Covers common problems encountered by residents and their families at nursing homes and assisted living facilities. By Jonathan Rosenfeld.

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

    Evidence That Poor Care Contributed to Deaths of Nursing Home Patient

    Evidence That Poor Care Contributed to Deaths of Nursing Home Patient
    As of November 2015, Families for Better Care, a watchdog advocate group that protects the elderly, began ranking Missouri fourth on a list of the nation’s worst states concerning nursing homes. This is in response to Missouri…
  • May 14

    When Fines Become Part of the Nursing Home Busine

    When Fines Become Part of the Nursing Home Busine
    When families place a loved one in a nursing facility to receive quality health care, maintaining their safety and well-being in the loving environment is usually their biggest concern. However, to the nursing home, the level of care provided…
  • May 7

    Push to Ban Arbitration Clauses in Nursing Home Admission

    Push to Ban Arbitration Clauses in Nursing Home Admission
    Placing a loved one in the care of skilled nursing professionals has always been an overwhelming process where families are presented with stacks of papers and documents to sign, including a commonplace admission agreement. In many…
Rank this Week: 95

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

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

http://www.disputingblog.com/
Rank this Week: 93