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Asset Search Blog

Asset Search Blog

Covers asset searches, fraud investigations, and legal strategies for recovering hidden assets. By Fred L. Abrams.

http://www.assetsearchblog.com/
  • Oct 4

    3 Ways To Perform Your Asset Search

    3 Ways To Perform Your Asset Search
    A person hiding assets from you could park their money in an offshore bank account & hire an intermediary to be the account’s bank signatory. One website offers this “Bank Nominee Signatories Service” for a cost of about…
  • Aug 23

    Whistleblowers, Secret Swiss Bank Accounts & Recovering Hidden Asset

    Whistleblowers, Secret Swiss Bank Accounts & Recovering Hidden Asset
    A) PROGRAM DESCRIPTION At the New York County Lawyers’ Association on October 3, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM, I will be the program chair of “Whistleblowers, Secret Swiss Bank Accounts & Recovering Hidden Assets.”…
  • Jul 10

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Searching For A Spouse’s Beneficially Owned Asset

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Searching For A Spouse’s Beneficially Owned Asset
    According to The Financial Action Task Force anti-money laundering group: Beneficial owner refers to the natural person(s) who ultimately owns or controls a customer and/or the natural person on whose behalf a transaction is being conducted.…
Rank this Week: 497

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

Features news and commentary on the practice of law before the California Supreme Court. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://www.atthelectern.com/
  • Oct 14

    Ninth Circuit refuses habeas relief from death sentence affirmed by Supreme Court

    Ninth Circuit refuses habeas relief from death sentence affirmed by Supreme Court
    Twenty-two years ago, the Supreme Court unanimously affirmed Ricardo Sanders’ death sentence.  (People v. Sanders (1995) 11 Cal.4th 475.)  A few months later, the court summarily denied his state habeas corpus petition. …
  • Oct 13

    Summary of October 11, 2017 conference report for civil case

    Summary of October 11, 2017 conference report for civil case
    The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on October 11, 2017. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been granted, (2)…
  • Oct 13

    Governor signs Liu-inspired juvenile Miranda bill

    Governor signs Liu-inspired juvenile Miranda bill
    Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed Senate Bill 395, which will generally require that minors under 16 consult with an attorney before a custodial interrogation.  The legislation was inspired, at least in part, by Justice Goodwin…
Rank this Week: 794

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Oct 10

    The Times Handles the Trump Tax Cut Framework with Kid Glove

    The Times Handles the Trump Tax Cut Framework with Kid Glove
    There's been a good bit written about the Trump tax cut framework released just over a week ago. Most of it points out, as I have here and here, the absurdity of the claims by Trump and GOP spokespeople that...
  • Oct 9

    The Tax-Cut Framework Won't Create Jobs and Digs the Inequality Ditch even Deeper

    The Tax-Cut Framework Won't Create Jobs and Digs the Inequality Ditch even Deeper
    Marcus Ryu, a self-described Silicon Valley entrepreneur who created, with others, a company now worth $5 billion on the New York Stock Exchange, argues in today's Op-Ed section of the New York Times that "Tax Cuts Won't Create…
  • Oct 6

    Part of Patriotism is Paying Taxe

    Part of Patriotism is Paying Taxe
    As Americans, we pay taxes to allow our government to support important activities that we as individuals or individual businesses either can't do at all or can't do as successfully. Both individuals and businesses benefit from government, so…
Rank this Week: 405

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Georgia bankruptcy. By Jonathan Ginsberg.

http://www.thebklawyer.com/thebkblog
  • Oct 9

    Why You Must Pay Your Mortgage Directly After Filing Chapter 13

    Why You Must Pay Your Mortgage Directly After Filing Chapter 13
    If you are behind on your mortgage, you can use Chapter 13 to stop a pending foreclosure and repay missed payments over the 5 year term of your Chapter 13 plan. However, filing your Chapter 13 case is only the first step in saving your home.…
  • Aug 3

    Georgia Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Mortgage Lenders Over Homeowners in Important Decision

    Georgia Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Mortgage Lenders Over Homeowners in Important Decision
    A 2017 ruling by the Georgia Supreme Court most likely represents a significant weakening to a consumer protection provision contained in Georgia’s home foreclosure law. Georgia law allows what is known as a non-judicial foreclosure.…
  • Jul 24

    What Happens After Your Chapter 13 Plan is Confirmed?

    What Happens After Your Chapter 13 Plan is Confirmed?
    When your Chapter 13 plan is confirmed, it means that the bankruptcy judge assigned to your case has formally approved your plan of reorganization and all creditors are bound to the terms of your plan. In the Northern District of Georgia, a…
Rank this Week: 548

Atlanta Injury Law & Civil…

Atlanta Injury Law & Civil Litigation Blog

Covers trucking accidents, trucking litigation, trucking rules and trucking technology. By Ken Shigley.

http://www.atlantainjurylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 363

Atlantic Review

Atlantic Review

Press digest on transatlantic affairs. Edited by three German Fulbright Alumni.

http://atlanticreview.org/
  • Jun 9

    "The Fulbright Program is facing an existential threat”

    "The Fulbright Program is facing an existential threat”
    The US Fulbright Alumni Association has launched the "Stand for Fulbright" campaign, because "the Fulbright Program is facing an existential threat: The Administration has submitted a budget that would result in a 47% cut to the Fulbright…
  • May 27

    Merkel and Germany Are Not Turning Away from America

    Merkel and Germany Are Not Turning Away from America
    Many headline writers are blowing Merkel’s statement about US and UK reliability out of proportion. Putin will be happy about the display of transatlantic division. I think Merkel’s comment could be very good for transatlantic…
  • Feb 24

    German TV Series are Finally Taking Off

    German TV Series are Finally Taking Off
    German TV series are finally taking off. Both historical drama and contemporary drama are red hot right now. Since GERMANY 83, a great Cold War spy drama based on the Able Archer NATO maneuver, all major streaming services have announced…
Rank this Week: 541

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Oct 17

    Don’t Be Just Any Old Lawyer!

    Don’t Be Just Any Old Lawyer!
    Not long ago, I was asked to make a presentation at a state bar's Law Practice Management Committee luncheon. Topic? Getting clients, of course. When we opened things up for questions, a gentleman in the back said, “You make it sound…
  • Oct 17

    Don’t Be Just Any Old Lawyer!

    Don’t Be Just Any Old Lawyer!
    Not long ago, I was asked to make a presentation at a state bar's Law Practice Management Committee luncheon. Topic? Getting clients, of course. When we opened things up for questions, a gentleman in the back said, “You make it sound…
  • Oct 16

    What Lawyers Can Learn from Apple When Setting Billing Rates  

    What Lawyers Can Learn from Apple When Setting Billing Rates  
    Last month, Apple unveiled its new iPhone X to much fanfare. Perhaps what created the most fanfare was its price. It starts at $999 — hundreds more than the older iPhone 7 and the brand-new iPhone 8.  You don’t need a Ph.D.…
Rank this Week: 370

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Feb 3

    Is Your Legal Marketing Company Following Google’s AdWords Third-Party Policy?

    Is Your Legal Marketing Company Following Google’s AdWords Third-Party Policy?
    Do you pay someone to manage your law firm’s AdWords campaigns? No? You might want to consider it. Unless you’re a sophisticated paid search media manager and have the time to devote to properly managing your campaigns,…
  • Feb 1

    How to Choose a Good SEO Company for Your Law Firm

    How to Choose a Good SEO Company for Your Law Firm
    Selecting the right SEO company can feel like a daunting task. Many lawyers simply don’t know enough about SEO to make an informed decision. So, inspired by Rand’s recent post, I figured I would share some advice about how I would…
  • Jan 20

    Web Analytics Lie

    Web Analytics Lie
    Here’s a conversation I regularly have with lawyers: Me: How does your website traffic look? Lawyer: It’s great, goes up every month. Me: Excellent! So you’re getting a lot of inquiries from potential clients? Lawyer: Wait,…
Rank this Week: 452

Australian Divorce Blog

Australian Divorce Blog

Covers family law and divorce in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 10

    New heads of Family Court and Federal Circuit Court appointed

    New heads of Family Court and Federal Circuit Court appointed
    It is with some sadness to me that Chief Justice Diana Bryant of the Family Court of Australia has retired. Her Honour after being appointed as a Senior Counsel, was appointed as the first head of the then Federal Magistrates Court, before…
  • Jul 18

    Vale Justice Michelle May of the Family Court of Australia

    Vale Justice Michelle May of the Family Court of Australia
    Tonight I attend a function recognising the service of Justice Michelle May, who is retiring after many years of service from the Family Court of Australia.I had the privilege many years ago of briefing her when she was junior counsel; and…
  • Jul 16

    Government to restrict cross-examination of family violence victims by their alleged perpetrator

    Government to restrict cross-examination of family violence victims by their alleged perpetrator
    Attorney-General Senator George Brandis has released the following statement:protecting family violence victims from beingcross-examined by alleged perpetratorsToday, I release draft legislative amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 to…
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/
  • Oct 10

    International Bar Association conference presentation

    International Bar Association conference presentation
    Yesterday I presented to the International Bar Association conference about how Australia regulates surrogacy: <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false …
  • Sep 20

    Welcome to the maze of surrogacy parenting!

    Welcome to the maze of surrogacy parenting!
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  • Sep 15

    What the High Court has said about the "traditional" view of marriage

    What the High Court has said about the &quot;traditional&quot; view of marriage
    One of the arguments against equal marriage is the argument that to enable equal marriage is  therefore to vary from traditional marriage, and to invoke religion. Traditional marriage is said to be, of course, the union of one man and one…
Rank this Week: 879

Australian Regulatory Compliance…

Australian Regulatory Compliance Review

Covers legal and regulatory impacts on Australian businesses. By David Jacobson.

http://www.djacobson.com/australian_regulatory_rev/
  • Jun 15

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?
    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private? Not automatically. In dealing with ASIC and other regulators it is important to understand that the Freedom of Information Act 1982 applies to government agency records and…
  • Jun 15

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?
    In the matter of Re1 Limited (ABN 80 145 743 862) and Re2 Limited as responsible entities for Westfield Retail Trust 1 and Westfield Retail Trust 2 (No 3) [2014] NSWSC 762 the NSW Supreme Court considered the adjournment of the adjournment of…
  • Jun 15

    Small amount credit change

    Small amount credit change
    The National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Small Amount Credit Contracts) Regulation 2014 was registered on 12 June 2014. The Regulation clarifies the changes introduced on 1 July 2013 which imposed a cap on costs and a limit on fees…
Rank this Week: 181

Aviation and Airport Development…

Aviation and Airport Development Law

Covers aviation law issues, including federal environmental and transportation regulations. By Chevalier, Allen and Lichman, LLP.

http://www.aviationairportdevelopmentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 603

Aviation Law Monitor

Aviation Law Monitor

Provides insight and commentary on aviation accidents and the law. By Danko Meredith.

http://www.aviationlawmonitor.com/
  • Sep 1

    Montreal Convention Permits Passenger to Recover for Fear of Infection

    Montreal Convention Permits Passenger to Recover for Fear of Infection
    Plaintiff was on a flight from Abu Dhabi to Chicago.  She placed her hand into the seatback pocket, and was unexpectedly stuck with a hypodermic needle that lay within. Because the flight was international, the Montreal Convention…
  • Aug 21

    Paramedic's Family Out of Court in Skylife HEMS Crash

    Paramedic's Family Out of Court in Skylife HEMS Crash
    The NTSB hasn't yet issued its report on the fatal Skylife air ambulance crash in December 2015. But a Fresno judge has ruled that regardless of the cause, the family of one of the paramedics on board will not be allowed to sue either the…
  • Jun 29

    Monica RIbbeck Kelly Sued For Malpractice, Leaves The Country

    Monica RIbbeck Kelly Sued For Malpractice, Leaves The Country
     Aviation journalist Christine Negroni reports in Forbes that Monica Ribbeck Kelly, the lawyer who instituted “frivolous” legal proceedings after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, has herself disappeared.  Not…
Rank this Week: 786

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Feb 6

    In Memoriam: Michael Levine

    In Memoriam: Michael Levine
    Everyone at the International Aviation Law Institute was saddened to hear of Michael Levine's passing this weekend. He was one of the airline industry's most influential figures, exemplified by a long and distinguished career at the Civil…
  • Dec 7

    DOJ Offers Conditional Approval of Alaska/Virgin Merger

    DOJ Offers Conditional Approval of Alaska/Virgin Merger
    The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a proposed settlement that would resolve its antitrust claims against Alaska Air Group's proposed acquisition of Virgin America, on the condition that Alaska limit its existing codeshare agreement with…
  • Dec 5

    DOT Grants Permit to Norwegian Air International Limited

    DOT Grants Permit to Norwegian Air International Limited
    The U.S. Department of Transportation has finally granted Norwegian Air International Limited (NAI) its requested foreign air carrier permit to begin operating flights to the United States. The announcement brings to a close a three-year saga…
Rank this Week: 252

AZ Attorney

AZ Attorney

Covers law practice in the desert Southwest. By Tim Eigo, the editor of Arizona Attorney magazine, which is the monthly publication of the State Bar of Arizona.

http://azatty.wordpress.com
  • Oct 12

    Attorney networking event tonight by @AZStateBar at @copperbluesPHX

    Attorney networking event tonight by @AZStateBar at @copperbluesPHX
    The October networking event is presented by the State Bar of Arizona Young Lawyers Division, Real Property Section, and Public Lawyers Section – exclusively for State Bar members. Join us for food (complimentary appetizers and…
  • Aug 15

    2017 MCLE compliance deadline for @AZStateBar 9/15

    2017 MCLE compliance deadline for @AZStateBar 9/15
    September 15 is the deadline to file MCLE compliance affidavits. MCLE? Affidavit? I know – you have so many questions. Fortunately, smart State Bar colleagues anticipate your needs. So head to this page to read some useful FAQs about…
  • Jun 27

    Volunteer @azstatebar lawyers step up for family law pro bono assistance with @UnivisionAZ

    Volunteer @azstatebar lawyers step up for family law pro bono assistance with @UnivisionAZ
    News from my colleague Alberto Rodriguez, Public Information and Community Outreach at the State Bar of Arizona: The State Bar of Arizona and Univision Arizona hosted an Abogados a Su Lado (attorneys on your side) phone bank Thursday, June…
Rank this Week: 867

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

Fictional account of a junior barrister practising at the English Bar.

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Oct 16

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
  • Oct 9

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
  • Oct 6

    How to be Appointed as Litigation Friend

    How to be Appointed as Litigation Friend
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post A litigation friend is a person selected to speak or act on behalf of a child or as a representative of a person who is mentally incapacitated. Such person needs to be…
Rank this Week: 869

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 12

    Voting With Their Feet

    Voting With Their Feet
    Advocates of states'-rights often point out that an advantage of federalism is that people can move from a state where they are dissatisfied with public policy to a state that they prefer. The prospect that people or businesses will relocate…
  • Oct 12

    Anti-Contrarianism

    Anti-Contrarianism
    I just finished reading a draft of a superficially interesting but deeply terrible article taking issue with the current wisdom, associated with Daryl Levinson and Richard Pildes's article, "Separation of Parties, not Powers," on the…
  • Oct 8

    Not King Tut's Tomb, But . . .

    Not King Tut's Tomb, But . . .
    (Cross-posted at Concurring Opinions)I am pleased to announce a discovery that will interest many legal scholars. The Chicago History Museum has a journal that contains Justice Bushrod Washington's notes on Corfield v. Coryell; the 1823…
Rank this Week: 82

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Covers accounting/auditing, commercial lending, credit unions, electronic banking, privacy, RESPA and stocks. By Kevin Funnell.

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • Oct 15

    Cordray Certainly Does Not Have T-Rex Arm

    Cordray Certainly Does Not Have T-Rex Arm
    While Republicans in Congress (except those with upcoming election contests in "blue" or "purple" states) are busy pushing legislation that would, if not exactly castrate the CFPB, at the very least push its singing range…
  • Oct 1

    In Sickness and In Health

    In Sickness and In Health
    This blog was off the air last week because its author was in the hospital and will be off the air for at least another week while he completes out-patient infusion therapy which involves (legal) drugs whose side effects inhibit...
  • Sep 17

    We're Actually Nice To Them!

    We're Actually Nice To Them!
    When we last checked in on Vernon Hill almost two years ago, he had taken the millions he'd made in community banking in the U.S. and launched an effort to replicate his previous success on the mother ship: the U.K....
Rank this Week: 190

Bankruptcy Blog

Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt management. By Allmand Law.

https://www.allmandlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Oct 6

    What is the Bankruptcy Means Test?

    What is the Bankruptcy Means Test?
    In 2005, lawmakers passed the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention & Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) and made several significant changes to U.S. bankruptcy laws. BAPCPA affected both consumer and business bankruptcies by creating a new…
  • Sep 21

    Where Does Bankruptcy Money Come From?

    Where Does Bankruptcy Money Come From?
    Bankruptcy is a debt relief process that enables consumers with insurmountable debt loads and financial struggles to gain control of their economic health. Achieving this goal and obtaining a brighter financial future will depend on the…
  • Sep 14

    Who Can View My Bankruptcy Record?

    Who Can View My Bankruptcy Record?
    Bankruptcy is a significant legal endeavor that can provide substantial benefits to individuals and families struggling financially. Thanks to the automatic stay and discharge of debts provided by consumer bankruptcy – including…
Rank this Week: 915

Bankruptcy Fraud Resource Center

Bankruptcy Fraud Resource Center

Covers news, commentary and analysis on bankruptcy fraud. By Wayne D. Holly.

http://bankruptcyfraud.typepad.com/bankruptcy_fraud_resource/
  • Mar 16

    Illinois farmer's wife sentenced to probation following guilty plea

    Illinois farmer's wife sentenced to probation following guilty plea
    Updating a story we reported here, Margaret Diekemper was sentenced to two years of probation and a $500 fine for her role in a bankruptcy fraud scheme in the Southern District of Illinois following a plea agreement reached with the…
  • Jan 18

    IRS bankruptcy fraud investigation leads to structuring charge

    IRS bankruptcy fraud investigation leads to structuring charge
    According to this Wisconsin State Journal article, Ismail Beciri was charged in the Western District of Wisconsin with four counts of structuring financial transactions to avoid federal reporting requirements after a federal agents searched…
  • Jan 4

    Judicial Conference certifies to House bankruptcy fraud basis for judge's impeachment

    Judicial Conference certifies to House bankruptcy fraud basis for judge's impeachment
    In a previous post (here) we commented that the Judicial Conference of the United States had certified to the House of Representatives that impeachment proceedings may be warranted against U.S. District Judge G. Thomas Porteus (E.D.
Rank this Week: 937

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
  • Oct 15

    Student Loans and the Elderly: How to Stop Student Loan Collectors and Social Security Garnishment

    Student Loans and the Elderly: How to Stop Student Loan Collectors and Social Security Garnishment
    An increasing number of our senior citizens are faced with the same problems faced by many of our young adults: student loans. A recent PBS story, “More older Americans than ever are struggling with student debt,” highlights…
  • Sep 6

    Yes You Can Refile Your Chapter 13 Case, But Should You?

    Yes You Can Refile Your Chapter 13 Case, But Should You?
    If you are facing a foreclosure, vehicle repossession, wage garnishment or other financial crisis, Chapter 13 bankruptcy can be a great tool to stop the chaos.  As the type of bankruptcy that includes a repayment plan, Chapter 13 can…
  • Jun 6

    How Bankruptcy Can Solve Your “Too Expensive Car” Problem

    How Bankruptcy Can Solve Your &ldquo;Too Expensive Car&rdquo; Problem
    Next to home mortgages, motor vehicle loans are often your most expensive purchase. According to USA Today, the average transaction cost of a new car or truck sold in the U.S. was around $33,500. Lenders are now extending vehicle purchase…
Rank this Week: 78

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • Oct 17

    News Headlines for Oct 17, 2017

    News Headlines for Oct 17, 2017
    An Alternate Universe of Shopping, in Ohio – The New York Times ,Third Quarter Marked by Uncertainty for Puerto Rico and Slower Retail Sector ,Nordstrom Suspends Buyout After Struggling to Get Financing ,Sears’ stock sinks after…
  • Oct 17

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Oct 17, 2017

    New Bankruptcy Cases &amp; Adversary Proceedings for Oct 17, 2017
    The following list is a sample of the bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings that have been filed over the past twenty-four hours in selected bankruptcy courts nationwide: U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama U.S.…
  • Oct 16

    Read Issue #174 of Our Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter

    Read Issue #174 of Our Bankruptcy &amp; Restructuring Newsletter
    Check out our latest issue (issue #174) of our exclusive bankruptcy & restructuring newsletter, which was just released today. You can find it and sign up to receive future issues directly by email by visiting:…
Rank this Week: 100

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

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

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

    New rules on credit reports may leave them looking skimpier — and less accurate

    New rules on credit reports may leave them looking skimpier &mdash; and less accurate
    Starting July 1, 2017, important rules for credit reporting agencies have changed, and the changes may have a big impact on both the curious consumer who just wants to check his score, and the debtor seriously thinking about filing for…
  • May 24

    Midland Funding survives bankruptcy scare in Supreme Court

    Midland Funding survives bankruptcy scare in Supreme Court
    Midland Funding, the giant California-based debt buyer, narrowly escaped judgment in the United States Supreme Court in May 2017, when the nation’s highest justices ruled 5-3 that they couldn’t be sued by a bankrupt debtor for…
  • Mar 30

    Chapter 13 debt limits increase

    Chapter 13 debt limits increase
    The upper debt limits for going in to Chapter 13 bankruptcy increased as of April 1, 2016. Chapter 13 debtors must have less than $1,184,200 in secured loans in order to qualify for relief. They also must have less than $394,725 in unsecured…
Rank this Week: 812

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

From the librarians of the Barco Law Library, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://barcorefblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    New Google initiative begins in Pittsburgh

    New Google initiative begins in Pittsburgh
    MIT Technology Review has a story titled "Google Hopes $1 Billion Will Help Americans Adapt to the Future of Work" reporting that "The tech giant may have a guilty conscience. It says it will pony up $1 billion (and 1 million hours of…
  • Oct 11

    ResearchGate starts removing research paper

    ResearchGate starts removing research paper
    Inside Higher Ed reports that ResearchGate, a scholarly social media platform used by scholars to share their work, has started taking down large numbers of research papers because of publishers warnings that many of the papers uploaded there…
  • Oct 6

    Resources Supporting Research On Cybersecurity

    Resources Supporting Research On Cybersecurity
    From the Federal Depositories Library Program:National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), celebrated each October, was established to educate the public about the need to be safe and secure online and to be prepared in the event of a…
Rank this Week: 300

Be BARBRI Ready

Be BARBRI Ready

Covers bar exams. By BARBRI.

http://www.barexambrief.com/
  • Oct 16

    #The1Llife: Saving Money in Law School

    #The1Llife: Saving Money in Law School
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  • Oct 12

    #The3Llife: A 3L’s Take on Mentorship

    #The3Llife: A 3L’s Take on Mentorship
    #The3Llife A 3L’s Take on Mentorship GUEST BLOG Katie R. Day, Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D. Candidate 2018               an amazing group of people ranging from law school classmates,…
  • Oct 12

    Why the New York Bar?

    Why the New York Bar?
    Why the New York Bar? Harry Illingworth, BARBRI Legal Co-ordinator                 …if you pass the examination, you will be admitted to practice law in New York. This essentially means there is…
Rank this Week: 752

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Oct 16

    Visualizing Diversity in U.S. Newsroom

    Visualizing Diversity in U.S. Newsroom
    Center for Data Innovation: “Google News Lab, design firm Polygraph, and the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) have created a data visualization illustrating the changes in gender and racial diversity of newsrooms in the United…
  • Oct 16

    Cybersecurity, Encryption and United States National Security Matter

    Cybersecurity, Encryption and United States National Security Matter
    Cybersecurity, Encryption and United States National Security Matters, Senate Armed Services Committee, September 13, 2016 (published September 2017), via FAS. Steven Aftergood, Secrecy News: “What constitutes an act of war in the cyber…
  • Oct 16

    Outside – Joel Clement on Why He Quit the Dept. of the Interior

    Outside – Joel Clement on Why He Quit the Dept. of the Interior
    “The longtime DOI employee says he was forced out because he spoke up about the risk climate change poses to Alaskans. We caught up with him to talk the state of the Interior, how his colleagues are faring…”…
Rank this Week: 29

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Oct 9

    Teaching Transformation for Well-being

    Teaching Transformation for Well-being
    In his August 21, 2017 blog, John Lande offered cogent observations about the new report of the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being, The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change.  Noting the…
  • Oct 1

    Forbes article focusing on law schools, competencies and skills development

    Forbes article focusing on law schools, competencies and skills development
    Earlier this week, Forbes contributor Mark A. Cohen discussed what he calls “the interdependency — and misalignment —   of law school stakeholders.”  Cohen refers to a comment in a recent…
  • Sep 25

    Experience with Peer Support, Peer Review and Feedback on Teaching?  

    Experience with Peer Support, Peer Review and Feedback on Teaching?  
    We are all familiar with engagement in peer review of scholarship. Law faculty culture prioritizes peer input and review of scholarly ideas and articles. Sending drafts of articles to colleagues for feedback, “workshopping”…
Rank this Week: 823

bevlog

bevlog

Distilling a million label approvals down to the ones that affect you. Tracks legal trends in beer, wine and spirits product approvals. By Lehrman Beverage Law.

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Oct 9

    Prop 65 Warnings Pop Up on TTB Label

    Prop 65 Warnings Pop Up on TTB Label
    In the past, for a long time, TTB would say no warnings are allowed, but for those mandated by Congress:  “According to the Surgeon General…” (as to getting pregnant, driving and whatnot). Slowly but surely, however,…
  • Sep 12

    CBD Update

    CBD Update
    TTB approved this label July 18, 2017. There are very few other TTB labels that mention CANNABIS and SATIVA. Perhaps this product has hemp seeds, along the lines of this 2014 label approval. Then again, perhaps the Lithuanian product…
  • Sep 8

    Nutritious, Vitamin Wine

    Nutritious, Vitamin Wine
    This deftly navigates the differences between FDA and TTB rules. If it had a little more alcohol, or a different type of alcohol, at least these 5 noted things probably would not fly. So far as we know, TTB does not allow electrolyte…
Rank this Week: 460

Beyond Structured Settlements

Beyond Structured Settlements

Covers 468B settlement funds, factoring, medicare set-aside arrangements, settlement planning, special needs trusts and structured settlements. By Patrick Hindert.

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • May 10

    NSSTA 2017 Annual Conference

    NSSTA 2017 Annual Conference
    When Len Blonder was elevated to the role of President of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) for an unprecedented third time during NSSTA's 2016 Annual Conference, he identified a very clear vision for the structured…
  • Apr 17

    ASNP 2017 Annual Conference

    ASNP 2017 Annual Conference
    For the past 11 years, the Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP) annual conferences have consistently improved the educational scope and standards for an expanding professional landscape which, in addition to, and overlapping with, special…
  • Mar 20

    SSP 2017 Annual Conference

    SSP 2017 Annual Conference
    Although the Society of Settlement Planners (SSP) was founded in 2000, the term "settlement planner" is still viewed by many structured settlement stakeholders as an inflated synonym for "plaintiff broker". Current SSP President Joseph Tombs…
Rank this Week: 371

Beyond the Underground

Beyond the Underground

Covers legal news, politics, and whimsy. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com
  • Nov 28

    MEANWHILE IN AUSTIN'S

    MEANWHILE IN AUSTIN'S
    MEANWHILE, IN AUSTIN'S STUDIO IN KANSAS CITY . . . Here's a shot of the inside of Austin's studio in Kansas City, with scattered self-portraits in oil done for a recent assignment--
  • Nov 28

    SELECTIONS FROM MY

    SELECTIONS FROM MY
    SELECTIONS FROM MY SKETCHBOOK . . . I haven't posted much "artwork" lately, though I'm still in the thrall of a drawing compulsion, which began when conversations about art with my son Austin (of the trip to Costa Rica),…
  • Nov 27

    TYPES OF LAWYERS

    TYPES OF LAWYERS
    TYPES OF LAWYERS #8: THE PARTNER WHO GOLFS . . . Shhh! The partner-who-golfs is teeing off, and he never likes it when you chuckle during his backswing. So you don't. Instead, you stand quietly as he adjusts his unorthodox stance,…
Rank this Week: 749

BeyondVC

BeyondVC

Covers entrepreneurship, venture capital, technology, investing, and globalizaiton. By Ed Sim.

http://www.beyondvc.com/
  • Apr 23

    Blurring lines in enterprise SaaS; the race to own customer data

    Blurring lines in enterprise SaaS; the race to own customer data
    I’ve written before about the competitive nature of SaaS and the amount of entrants in every category. Lately after every conversation, I feel like the world is being divided into two camps and there is a massive battle going on in…
  • Mar 29

    Why I love and fear AWS

    Why I love and fear AWS
    The AWS launch of Amazon Connect (see techcrunch article) got me thinking about the current state of play in SaaS. Amazon Connect is a call center in a box, the same tech it uses in-house for their current platform. With that release,…
  • Mar 21

    Thoughts from Mulesoft and AppDynamics IPO Filing

    Thoughts from Mulesoft and AppDynamics IPO Filing
    I finally had a chance to take a quick read of the respective S1 filings for AppDynamics and Mulesoft. While the growth for each company is quite amazing, two thoughts jumped out at me. As we move to a cloud-only world with instant-on…
Rank this Week: 866

Big Four Blog

Big Four Blog

Covers accounting news, events and opinions by Big Four alumni.

http://bigfouralumni.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 695

Biker and Motorcycle Lawyer Blog /…

Biker and Motorcycle Lawyer Blog / Blawg

Covers biker and motorcycle legal issues, safety tips, motorcycle ride reports and personal injury information. By Norman Gregory Fernandez.

http://bikerlawblog.com/
  • Jul 11

    MOTORCYCLE RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS

    MOTORCYCLE RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS
    Abate of California American Motorcyclist Association Motorcycle Riders Foundation
  • Jul 11

    MOTORCYCLE MANUFACTURERS

    MOTORCYCLE MANUFACTURERS
    Aprilla Motorcycles BMW Motorcycles Ducati Motorcycles Harley Davidson Motorcycles Honda Motorcycles Indian Motorcycles Kawasaki Motorcycles Suzuki Motorcycles Triumph Motorcycles Victory Motorcycle
  • Jul 9

    Indian Motorcycles of Orange County, possibly the worst motorcycle dealership in the country

    Indian Motorcycles of Orange County, possibly the worst motorcycle dealership in the country
    INTRODUCTION This is part 2 of my write up on how I switched from riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles to Indian motorcycles in July 2017. You can read part one by clicking here. In part 1 of my story, I discussed looking at new motorcycles,…
Rank this Week: 380

BizzBangBuzz

BizzBangBuzz

Covers small business, venture capital, entrepreneurship and technology. By Anthony Cerminaro.

http://bizzbangbuzz.blogspot.com/
  • May 8

    The World is Being Flattened

    The World is Being Flattened
    ... by Ten Forces Collapse of Berlin Wall--11/89: The event not only symbolized the end of the Cold war, it allowed people from other side of the wall to join the economic mainstream.
  • Jan 9

    The MBA Oath

    The MBA Oath
    The MBA Oath is a voluntary pledge for graduating MBAs and current MBAs to “create value responsibly and ethically.” The MBA Oath As a business leader I recognize my role in society. My purpose is to lead people and manage resources to…
  • Oct 5

    Business Plan Basic

    Business Plan Basic
    What makes for a successful business plan? This post from Noah Parsons covers the essentials:"Executive summaries need to be short, direct, and provide an overview of the business opportunity ... A good plan will communicate what the business…
Rank this Week: 927

Blane Law Blog

Blane Law Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Mark C. Blane.

http://www.blanelaw.com/blog
  • Jun 27

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  • May 26

    Two Successive Car Collisions Results In Great Settlement

    Two Successive Car Collisions Results In Great Settlement
    I represented a 34 year-old female Restaurant Manager injured in two successive preventable car collisions. Each collision occurred approximately 9 months from one another so technically, my client was still in medical care from the first…
  • May 23

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Rank this Week: 967

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

Covers patent, copyright, trademark and Internet related legal issues. By Patent Attorney Brett Trout.

http://blawgit.com
  • Aug 29

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law
    Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of Information Technology Law and Patent Law. The Best Lawyers in America® publication is the oldest…
  • Aug 29

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law
    Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of Information Technology Law and Patent Law. The Best Lawyers in America® publication is the oldest…
  • Mar 21

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage
    Apple v. Samsung Apple applied for and received two design patents covering design elements on the front face of the Apple iPhone. Apple then successfully sued Samsung for infringement of these design patents. The jury awarded Apple damages…
Rank this Week: 530

BlawgConomics

BlawgConomics

Explores the intersection of law and economics. By Joshua Sturtevant.

http://blawgconomics.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 5

    The Problem with Libertarianism

    The Problem with Libertarianism
    Libertarianism has created some excitement among the American masses recently in lock-step with the perception that government interference in citizens' lives is on the rise. However, opponents like to point out that libertarianism…
  • Nov 4

    Obamacare Proving My Point Better Than I Ever Could

    Obamacare Proving My Point Better Than I Ever Could
    I have spoken unfavorably about Obamacare many times on this page. While I didn't like the voting process related to it, the forced coverage language or the taxes and the rising costs that would necessarily be associated…
  • Nov 2

    The Price of Liberty...

    The Price of Liberty...
    I had to make a quick stop into the office this morning. Unfortunately, part of the Metro system I would have taken was closed. Fear not dear readers - this was due to weekend track work, not a lesser-reported government…
Rank this Week: 511

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

Offers business trial law with a sense of humor. By Barry Barnett.

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Jun 28

    Join The Contingency

    Join The Contingency
    Dear Blawgletterati Member, You, a special person You belong to an elite group – the highly intelligent readers of Blawgletter, one of the 10 all-time most popular Trials and Litigation law blogs on Justia. With Blawgletter’s farewell,…
  • Jun 16

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!
    Blawgletter® has moved to a new location, and is now The Contingency. You will be redirected shortly.
  • Jun 14

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice
    Unpatentable subject matter A pair of Federal Circuit opinions last week rejected patents involving patent-ineligible subject matter. What does that include, you ask? As Blawgletter noted last year in "You Still Can't Patent Ideas":…
Rank this Week: 135

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Jul 14

    Client in Chief: The Nightmare of Lawyering for Trump

    Client in Chief: The Nightmare of Lawyering for Trump
    TweetHere’s something you already knew: “managing Trump” is a “‘titanic’ legal task.” That’s from the app-based headline for the this Washington Post story: Trump’s legal team faces…
  • Jul 14

    Free-Expression Organization Sues Trump Over Blocking People From @realDonaldTrump on Twitter

    Free-Expression Organization Sues Trump Over Blocking People From @realDonaldTrump on Twitter
    TweetThe Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, along with a number of individuals, has sued President Donald Trump in the federal court for blocking users from his Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump. The organization said in…
  • Mar 10

    British Activist/Blogger Wins Tweet Libel Award Against Columnist

    British Activist/Blogger Wins Tweet Libel Award Against Columnist
    TweetBritish news is reporting that Jack Monroe (@MxJackMonroe), who writes about hunger and food issues, has won £24,000 (US$29,200) damages award against newspaper columnist and TV personality Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) over two…
Rank this Week: 628

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Covers South Carolina divorce, custody and family law issues. By Gregory S. Forman.

http://www.gregoryforman.com
  • Oct 14

    What you think, what you know, and what you can prove

    What you think, what you know, and what you can prove
    One goes into a hearing or trial trying to establish various facts that will hopefully lead the court to rule in the desired manner. However the court is looking for “proof” of these facts. Merely alleging these facts exist is…
  • Oct 5

    Getting arbitration awards turned into court orders (or preventing it from happening)

    Getting arbitration awards turned into court orders (or preventing it from happening)
    Many of my colleagues are turning to arbitration to resolve family law disputes. Few seem aware that an arbitrator’s award does not automatically become a valid court order. South Carolina’s Uniform Arbitration Act, Title 15,…
  • Sep 20

    Building better restraining order

    Building better restraining order
    A few weeks ago I blogged about what I considered ill-conceived child custody restraining orders. These restraints criminalized behavior that, while not ideal, are hardly incarceration worthy (e.g., no vulgarity around the children),…
Rank this Week: 665

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

Provides news and views on matters of interest to the Brooklyn Law School community.

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Oct 16

    Congressional Legislative Research

    Congressional Legislative Research
    With paper deadlines fast approaching, many of you may need to identify relevant Congressional documents for your paper.  Often legislative history research is cumbersome and time consuming.  The Brooklyn Law School Library licenses…
  • Oct 12

    Your Librarians On the Go, To Keep You In the Know

    Your Librarians On the Go, To Keep You In the Know
    The librarians on the BLS Library staff are members of several professional organizations that meet annually for professional development, information sharing, networking, etc.  The most important aspect of these meetings is to learn…
  • Sep 29

    Sixth Annual Research Fair Recap

    Sixth Annual Research Fair Recap
    BLS Library held its 6th Annual Research Fair yesterday, September 28, 2017. Representatives from Bloomberg Law, EBSCO, Lexis Digital Library, Lexis, Westlaw, and Wolters Kluwer were on hand to showcase their databases. Library Director Janet…
Rank this Week: 237

Border Immigration Lawyer Blog

Border Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers US immigraiton issues, focusing on those that typically arise at a US land border point-of-entry relating to admissibility. By Sarah E. Murphy.

http://www.borderimmigrationlawyer.com/
  • Feb 25

    CBP Announces Enhancements to ESTA

    CBP Announces Enhancements to ESTA
    On February 23, 2016, CBP announced additional enhancements to the Electronic System for Travel Authorization ("ESTA"), as part of the continued implementation of the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of…
  • Feb 4

    New Immigration Judges Appointed

    New Immigration Judges Appointed
    On February 1, 2016, the Executive Office for Immigration Review ("EOIR") swore in nine (9) Immigration Judges, including a new IJ for the Buffalo Immigration Court. Read Article    
  • Jan 27

    Proposed border security bill could require biometric inspection of everyone leaving the U.S.

    Proposed border security bill could require biometric inspection of everyone leaving the U.S.
    Read Article: GOP border bill stirs fears of bridge backup
Rank this Week: 982

Boston Accident Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Accident Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonaccidentinjurylawyer.com/
  • Feb 10

    WORKER DIES IN FREETOWN WORK ACCIDENT

    WORKER DIES IN FREETOWN WORK ACCIDENT
    January 25, 2017: Alphonse Ferent. 51, of Stoughton, Massachusetts, has died from an accident that occurred at the Stop & Shop distribution center in Freetown, Massachusetts. A tractor-trailer pulled away from a loading dock, causing…
  • Feb 10

    WORKER DIES IN FREETOWN WORK ACCIDENT

    WORKER DIES IN FREETOWN WORK ACCIDENT
    January 25, 2017: Alphonse Ferent. 51, of Stoughton, Massachusetts, has died from an accident that occurred at the Stop & Shop distribution center in Freetown, Massachusetts. A tractor-trailer pulled away from a loading dock, causing…
  • Dec 2

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Reverses Dismissal of Court Officer’s Suit for Assault Pay

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Reverses Dismissal of Court Officer’s Suit for Assault Pay
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court has reversed a trial court’s dismissal of a Court Officer’s claim for ‘Assault Pay’. The Court Officer had alleged in his action that he is entitled to ‘Assault Pay’ under a…
Rank this Week: 633

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Bankruptcy and Attorney Integrity

    Bankruptcy and Attorney Integrity
    How far can an attorney go in seeking relief for his or her client?  Can he draft and file misleading pleadings and argue the wrong law before the Bankruptcy (or any) Court?  Twice? The Bankruptcy Court Rules Against A Deceptive…
  • Jul 10

    Bankruptcy and Attorney Integrity

    Bankruptcy and Attorney Integrity
    How far can an attorney go in seeking relief for his or her client?  Can he draft and file misleading pleadings and argue the wrong law before the Bankruptcy (or any) Court?  Twice? The Bankruptcy Court Rules Against A Deceptive…
  • Jan 17

    Are Insurance Companies Looking Out for Consumers?

    Are Insurance Companies Looking Out for Consumers?
    Many consumers who have settled insurance claims are perplexed when they hear of other claimants receiving more in settlements for property damage or pain and suffering for their injuries that they did for very similar claims. While not every…
Rank this Week: 741

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.boston-car-accident-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 5

    Recovering Damages in Fatal Hit-and-Run Accidents in Boston

    Recovering Damages in Fatal Hit-and-Run Accidents in Boston
    In Boston, a troubling number of car accidents involve an at-fault driver flees the scene. Some of these are fatal crashes.  The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute (IIHSHLDI) keeps statistics by states on…
  • Sep 28

    Filing a Boston Truck Accident Lawsuit

    Filing a Boston Truck Accident Lawsuit
    According to a recent news report from CBS, two people were injured in an accident involving a car and dump truck in Dracut, Massachusetts. Authorities have said the collision, which occurred on Route 110, involved a woman who allegedly lost…
  • Sep 21

    Liability in Boston Single-Vehicle Crashe

    Liability in Boston Single-Vehicle Crashe
    According to a recent news article from the Boston Globe, firefighters had to cut a woman free from a mangled car in Duxbury, Massachusetts. Authorities have said the vehicle was carrying a 31-year-old mother, her husband, and their…
Rank this Week: 604