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In Search of Perfect Client Service

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

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

    Valorem honored to be named to BTI Client Service A Team for 6th Straight Year. Why it matters to us.

    Valorem honored to be named to BTI Client Service A Team for 6th Straight Year. Why it matters to us.
    For the 6th straight year, Valorem was named the BTI Consulting’s Client Service A Team.  We were recognized in these areas: Understands Client’s Business Advising on Business Issues Client Focus Commitment to Help Provides…
  • Nov 17

    Renter v. Investor? Buyer v. Builder?

    Renter v. Investor? Buyer v. Builder?
    I have been a renter. I have been an investor in homes. I have been a buyer of homes and I have worked with a builder to design and build a home.  Each experience has its pros and cons.  The critical thing to making each role a…
  • Nov 14

    Justifying shadow billing as promoting diversity? Much better ways exist.

    Justifying shadow billing as promoting diversity? Much better ways exist.
    Earlier this year, Vincent Cordo, the Global Sourcing Officer for Shell, and Casey Flaherty, a consultant to law departments, wrote an article for the ACC Docket, Shell Legal—Shadow Billing. Let me begin by disclosing that I have…
Rank this Week: 185

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Nov 28

    Follow up on the GOP tax bill repealing the Johnson Amendment

    Follow up on the GOP tax bill repealing the Johnson Amendment
    Last week the proposed GOP tax bill allowing churches to endorse political candidates while maintaining their tax-exempt status was expanded. The expanded version of the provision includes all 501(c)(3) organizations. The expanded provision…
  • Nov 26

    GOP Tax Bill Allowing Churches to Participate in Political Activity

    GOP Tax Bill Allowing Churches to Participate in Political Activity
    The new tax bill proposed in Congress has a provision that would allow churches to endorse political candidates while keeping their tax-exempt status. The provision would deny the IRS money to enforce denial or revocation of churches…
  • Nov 25

    Churches and Their Support of Political Candidate

    Churches and Their Support of Political Candidate
    Churches are automatically 501(c)(3) organizations, and as a result, they don’t need to apply to receive their tax-exempt status. Like all 501(c)(3)’s, churches are prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in ant political…
Rank this Week: 160

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Covers historical and rare law books.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/rare-books
  • Nov 14

    Last week for "Law's Picture Books" at the Grolier Club

    Last week for "Law's Picture Books" at the Grolier Club
    This is the last week to see our landmark exhibition, “Law’s Picture Books: The Yale Law Library Collection,” at the Grolier Club in New York City. It will be on display through Saturday, November 18, at the Grolier…
  • Oct 27

    Exhibit talk: What Can We Learn from Law’s Picture Books?

    Exhibit talk: What Can We Learn from Law’s Picture Books?
    Visual Culture and Legal Norms: What Can We Learn from Law’s Picture Books? Wednesday, November 8, 2017 12:00 - 1:30pm Room 127, Sterling Law Building
  • Oct 27

    Exhibit talk: What Can We Learn from Law’s Picture Books?

    Exhibit talk: What Can We Learn from Law’s Picture Books?
    Visual Culture and Legal Norms: What Can We Learn from Law’s Picture Books? Wednesday, November 8, 2017 12:00 - 1:30pm Room 127, Sterling Law Building
Rank this Week: 191

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Nov 7

    Small Funds Leading to Big Impact

    Small Funds Leading to Big Impact
    By Alyssa Edwards Small funds don’t always mean small impacts. As the EPA’s Environmental Justice Small Grant program has shown us, oftentimes, very small funds, when put in the hands of community-based organizations (CBOs), can…
  • Nov 6

    25 Years of Environmental Justice at the EPA

    25 Years of Environmental Justice at the EPA
    by Danny Gogal For a quarter of a century, the EPA has worked to address the environmental and public health concerns of minority, low-income and indigenous communities.  I have been blessed to be a part of this effort since its ……
  • Oct 31

    Joy in Mudville

    Joy in Mudville
    by Tom Damm If you were lucky enough to catch one of the record number of home run balls hit in Major League ballparks this year, you may have noticed that the ball didn’t look brand new – that there … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 166

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Nov 2

    After Mistrial, Feds Will Retry Accused $100 Million Ponzi Schemer

    After Mistrial, Feds Will Retry Accused $100 Million Ponzi Schemer
    Nearly eight years after a Utah man was indicted on charges he masterminded a $100 million Ponzi scheme, federal authorities announced that they will retry the man after a recent trial ended in a mistrial.  Rick Koerber was originally…
  • Nov 1

    SEC Investigating Mortgage Company That Raised $1 Billion From Investor

    SEC Investigating Mortgage Company That Raised $1 Billion From Investor
    The Securities and Exchange Commission has asked a Miami federal judge to enforce subpoenas against nearly 250 companies affiliated with Woodbridge Group of Companies, LLC ("Woodbridge") in connection with the Commission's investigation into…
  • Feb 13

    For Galemmo Ponzi Victims, Recovery Chances Depend On Clawback

    For Galemmo Ponzi Victims, Recovery Chances Depend On Clawback
    When a Cincinnati money manager's $100 million Ponzi scheme collapsed over three years ago, authorities seemingly acknowledged the bleak prospects of recovery in declining to seek appointment of a receiver to marshal and gather assets for…
Rank this Week: 156

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

Covers Hepatitis A news, legal cases and resources. By Marler Clark.

http://www.hepatitisblog.com/
  • Nov 1

    Hepatitis A Illnesses and Deaths Increase in California and Michigan

    Hepatitis A Illnesses and Deaths Increase in California and Michigan
    In San Diego California, the county Health and Human Services Agency published new weekly totals, which add one to the number of deaths recorded since the health crisis started in November 2016. The running tally of confirmed cases also…
  • Oct 20

    Massive Hepatitis A Outbreaks in California and Michigan

    Massive Hepatitis A Outbreaks in California and Michigan
    The two largest reported outbreaks of Hepatitis A are offering in San Diego and Southern Michigan. San Diego Cases Deaths Hospitalizations 507 19 (3.7%) 351 (69%) Southern Michigan Cases Hospitalizations Deaths 397 320 (85.6%) 15 (4.0%)…
  • Sep 30

    Two Michigan Restaurants at Risk for Hepatitis A

    Two Michigan Restaurants at Risk for Hepatitis A
    The Wayne County Department of Health, Veterans and Community Wellness is investigating cases of Hepatitis A related to two Grosse Pointe restaurants. The restaurants are Uncle Paul’s Pizza on Mack Ave. and Cabbage Patch Cafe and…
Rank this Week: 171

The Startup Lawyer

The Startup Lawyer

Covers entrepreneurship and startup companies. By Ryan Roberts.

http://startuplawyer.com/
  • Jul 20

    U.S. VC Process for India Startup

    U.S. VC Process for India Startup
    As an India-based startup, closing on U.S. venture capital is similar to doing so if your company was completely US-based, with a few notable differences. In the past several years, I’ve represented several India-based startups through…
  • May 18

    Accelerator Investments Should Be Convertible Equity

    Accelerator Investments Should Be Convertible Equity
    I previously wrote that accelerator documents should be easy.  At the time, I thought accelerator documents should be easy primarily because of the potential adverse selection problem for the accelerator.  In other words, the more…
  • May 16

    Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day May 2016

    Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day May 2016
    Tech Wildcatters, the original Dallas accelerator, is hosting their first pitch day of 2016 on May 26th at the House of Blues in Dallas. Here’s the streamlined agenda: 12:45pm — Accredited Investor Preview 1:30pm —…
Rank this Week: 197

The Legal Blog.in

The Legal Blog.in

Covers Indian court decisions.

http://www.legalblog.in/
Rank this Week: 181

Journal of Law, Economics & Policy

Journal of Law, Economics & Policy

From George Mason University School of Law.

http://jlep.net/home/
  • May 25

    JLEP Congratulates Its 2017-2018 Incoming Masthead

    JLEP Congratulates Its 2017-2018 Incoming Masthead
    2017-2018 Editorial Board Editor-in-Chief Bonnie Kelly Executive Editor Steven Horn Managing & Publications Editor Erich Grome Articles Editor Samantha Trussel Notes Editor Brian Silver Research & Articles Selection Editor…
  • Sep 4

    JLEP Welcomes its New Candidate Member

    JLEP Welcomes its New Candidate Member
    The Journal of Law, Economics & Policy would like to announce and welcome its 2015-2016 Candidate Members.  Congratulations! Abby Chestnut Allison Curry Anshika Mehrotra Blake Browning Christian Nee David Showalter…
  • Jun 18

    JLEP Congratulates Its 2015-2016 Incoming Masthead

    JLEP Congratulates Its 2015-2016 Incoming Masthead
    Editor-in-Chief Manmeet Dhindsa Executive Editor Jesse Hong Managing Editor Gwen Ball Senior Articles Editor Samantha Grunberg Senior Notes Editor Geoff Moody Senior Research Editor Liz Dalton Research Editor Matt Devendorf Articles Selection…
Rank this Week: 195

The California Wage and Hour Law…

The California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees

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

http://cawageandhourlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 165

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
  • Jan 7

    U.S. charges ex-Haiti coup leader with drug trafficking conspiracy | Reuter

    U.S. charges ex-Haiti coup leader with drug trafficking conspiracy | Reuter
    The leader of a 2004 coup that toppled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and who had been wanted for more than a decade by U.S. authorities, was charged on Friday in the United States with engaging in drug trafficking and money…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 158

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

Covers affordable housing, elections, collections, boards and committees. By Beth Grimm.

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • Oct 10

    Who’s the Bully in your HOA? Could it Be You?

    Who’s the Bully in your HOA? Could it Be You?
    Who’s the Bully in your HOA? October is National Anti- Bullying Month, officially. It doesn’t just apply to bullying in the schools or in relationships between family members or friends.
  • Oct 5

    HOA SALES TRANSACTIONS CAN BE PRECARIOUS-THERE ARE MANY “SHARKS” IN THE WATER

    HOA SALES TRANSACTIONS CAN BE PRECARIOUS-THERE ARE MANY “SHARKS” IN THE WATER
    HOA sales transactions can be precarious when the parties that are doing the talking do not know what they’re talking about. I did a blog about a month ago with
  • Oct 1

    Time For A Beat The Bully Campaign in your HOA?

    Time For A Beat The Bully Campaign in your HOA?
      October 1 2016 OCTOBER has been designated National Bullying Prevention Month. Today happens to be the10th anniversary. Every October, schools and organizations across the country join STOMP Out Bullying™
Rank this Week: 189

Inter Alia

Inter Alia

Covers internet legal research resources. By Tom Mighell.

http://www.inter-alia.net/blog/
  • Apr 8

    Introducing the Friday Tech Fix

    Introducing the Friday Tech Fix
    I will wager that most of you don’t have a lot of time to keep up with the latest tech gadgets, apps, sites, and services. While I probably don’t have a lot of time for that either, I have come to recognize my tech addiction for…
  • Apr 8

    Back to Blogging, and a Pivot

    Back to Blogging, and a Pivot
    From the looks of it, this is my first official blog post in over 6 months, and only the second post in more than a year. From the days when I used to track law bloggers, I definitely qualify as an “inactive.” I’ve been…
  • Sep 14

    The iPad Pro vs. Windows Surface Pro 3: An Early Look

    The iPad Pro vs. Windows Surface Pro 3: An Early Look
    If you happened to be sleeping or otherwise absent last week, you may have missed that Apple announced a few products. Being an iPad fan, I was of course interested to see the much-rumored announcement of the iPad Pro, a much larger tablet…
Rank this Week: 184

Legal Research Plus

Legal Research Plus

By Paul Lomio, Erika V. Wayne, Kate, Wilko and George Wilson. The authors are law librarians and advanced legal research instructors at Stanford Law School.

http://legalresearchplus.com
Rank this Week: 173

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

Covers the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control and its Specially Designated Nationals list. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

https://ofac-sdn-list-removal.com
Rank this Week: 153

The Blawgraphy

The Blawgraphy

By Luke Gilman at the University of Houston Law Center.

http://www.lukegilman.com/blawg
Rank this Week: 190

The Ohio Trust & Estate Blog

The Ohio Trust & Estate Blog

Covers estate tax, marriage, medicaid and probate. By Michael D. Bonasera.

http://www.bonasera.org
  • Dec 18

    TOMMY!

    TOMMY!
    So I’ve not posted for a while.  In fact, you’ll note that I mention in the below post that my son was about a month from arriving…  Well, arrive he did.  On 6/18/2012 Tommy arrived and, smiling almost ever…
  • May 8

    Sad Update

    Sad Update
    Its been a while since I’ve written anything here and, though I fully intend to get back to it in the coming months, a couple sad events required mentioning: MCA died last Friday.  The number of tributes available on the web make this…
  • Aug 16

    So Many Great Blogs, So Little Time

    So Many Great Blogs, So Little Time
    My Google Reader account is getting pretty full-up.  There’s so many great resources out there for estate planning that it’s getting hard to keep up!  It’s a nice problem to have I guess…
Rank this Week: 172

LawPundit

LawPundit

Covers law, information technology, intellectual property and new media. By Andis Kaulins.

http://lawpunditblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 168

Percy Martinez Blawg

Percy Martinez Blawg

Covers Florida personal injury law.

https://percymartinezlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 16

    Wayne Kersh, 52, ID’d Fatal Tampa Bicycle Accident on Hillsborough Avenue

    Wayne Kersh, 52, ID’d Fatal Tampa Bicycle Accident on Hillsborough Avenue
    Wayne Kersh Hit and Killed in Bicycle Crash on Hillsborough Avenue in Tampa Tampa, Florida (December 16, 2017) – A man who lost his life in a bicycle accident Friday morning has been identified as 52-year-old Wayne Kersh, a local news…
  • Dec 16

    Eric Blaise Killed After Being Hit by Three Vehicles in Tamarac

    Eric Blaise Killed After Being Hit by Three Vehicles in Tamarac
    33-Year-Old Eric Blaise Killed in Tamarac Crash Tamarac, Florida (December 16, 2017) – Police said a man was killed after being hit by three vehicles in Tamarac Tuesday night. The crash took place at about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, December 12…
  • Dec 16

    1 Killed in 3-Vehicle Collision on I-95 in Jacksonville

    1 Killed in 3-Vehicle Collision on I-95 in Jacksonville
    Person Killed in I-95 Multi-Vehicle Crash in Jacksonville Jacksonville, Florida (December 16, 2017) – One person died early Saturday morning in a grisly multi-vehicle collision on Interstate 95 in Jacksonville, the Florida Highway…
Rank this Week: 224

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

Covers estate taxes, payroll taxes, sales taxes, tax evasion and tax fraud. By Russ Fox.

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Dec 16

    Conference Committee Agrees on Details of Tax Legislation; Measure Likely to Pass Next Week

    Conference Committee Agrees on Details of Tax Legislation; Measure Likely to Pass Next Week
    The House and Senate conferees did indeed agree on tax ‘reform’ legislation. The bill will make great bedtime reading as it’s only 1,097 pages. The Tax Foundation has a great summary of the legislation. Here are some…
  • Dec 14

    2018 Standard Mileage Rates Released

    2018 Standard Mileage Rates Released
    The IRS today announced the standard mileage rates for 2018: $0.545/mile for business miles driven (up from $0.535/mile in 2015); $0.18/mile for medical or moving purposes (up from $0.17/mile in 2015); and $0.14/mile in service of a…
  • Dec 9

    Are Cryptocurrency (Bitcoin) Transactions Always Short-Term?

    Are Cryptocurrency (Bitcoin) Transactions Always Short-Term?
    One of my clients sent me a link to a tweet (on Twitter) from Peter Brandt: Nope. Wrong. The IRS will not consider BTC for long term gains. Short-term no matter how long held. — Peter Brandt (@PeterLBrandt) December 8, 2017 Mr. Brandt…
Rank this Week: 246

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Covers Los Angeles personal injury and car accident information. By Robert B. Reeves.

http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 15

    Pitfalls of the Office Christmas Party

    Pitfalls of the Office Christmas Party
    Employees doing coke outside the office Christmas party. Janitors gifting people bottles of acid. Removing your bra in front of co-workers while hypnotized. Watching your boss have sex. Accidentally choking a co-worker unconscious. These…
  • Dec 6

    California Burning: What You Should Know About Homeowner’s Insurance and Fire Claim

    California Burning: What You Should Know About Homeowner’s Insurance and Fire Claim
    Not the typical morning commute… pic.twitter.com/kJIOQeqsIK — A. Mutzabaugh CMT (@WLV_investor) December 6, 2017 California’s latest fire has ripped through Ventura County north of Los Angeles and triggered evacuation…
  • Nov 28

    37 Strange, Bizarre & Hilarious Christmas Facts Yule Not Believe

    37 Strange, Bizarre & Hilarious Christmas Facts Yule Not Believe
    For Christians, Christmas formally began in the third century A.D., but many of the most famous traditions — reindeer, trees, snowmen, etc. — emanate from the celebration of winter solstice in pagan cultures. With over 2,000 years…
Rank this Week: 202

taxgirl

taxgirl

Covers corporate, non-profit, estates, individual or international taxes. By Kelly Erb.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Dec 15

    It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Tax Reform: Here’s What’s In The Final Version

    It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Tax Reform: Here’s What’s In The Final Version
    We appear to have a deal on taxes. From changes to the home mortgage interest deduction to what wasn't included in the charitable donation deduction, here's what's in the final tax reform bill.
  • Dec 14

    12 Days Of Charitable Giving: Helen Keller International

    12 Days Of Charitable Giving: Helen Keller International
    It's the third day of my 12 Days of Charitable Giving for 2017. Readers have suggested deserving charities over the past few weeks, and I’ll be posting one a day for – well, 12 days (I’m clever that way). Today's charity is…
  • Dec 14

    IRS Announces 2018 Mileage Rates Even Though Tax Reform Talks May Limit Use

    IRS Announces 2018 Mileage Rates Even Though Tax Reform Talks May Limit Use
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued the 2018 optional standard mileage rates. They are effective beginning January 1, 2018 - even if some of them might not be applicable to taxpayers under the current tax reform proposals.
Rank this Week: 247

Tax Policy Blog

Tax Policy Blog

Covers federal, state and international tax issues, including AMT, capital gains and dividends taxes, corporate income taxes, income taxes, property taxes, and sales and use taxes. By the Tax Foundation.

http://taxfoundation.org/blog/
  • Dec 15

    Details of the Conference Report for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

    Details of the Conference Report for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    On Friday, House and Senate conferees signed off on a conference report resolving the differences between the versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that passed each chamber. Votes are expected in the House and Senate early next week. The…
  • Dec 15

    Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Puts the U.S. with its International Peer

    Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Puts the U.S. with its International Peer
    If enacted, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would put the U.S. corporate tax rate more in line with its international peers at 13th highest of 35 OECD countries.
  • Dec 14

    Trends in State Tax Policy, 2018

    Trends in State Tax Policy, 2018
    In 2018, trends to watch in state tax policy will include reductions in corporate tax rates, the spread of gross receipts taxes, new and lower taxes on marijuana, estate tax repeal, a wait-and-see approach on federal tax reform, and more.
Rank this Week: 244

The Legal Reader

The Legal Reader

Discusses product liability law and lawsuits.

http://legalreader.com/
  • Dec 15

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Royal Arms Apartments Reaches Settlement

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Royal Arms Apartments Reaches Settlement
    When one lives in an apartment complex or similar building, there's a certain level of expectation that the owner of the building will ensure that basic necessities, like heating systems, are fully functional. Seems reasonable. However, a…
  • Dec 15

    New York AG Schneiderman Sues FCC Over Net Neutrality Repeal

    New York AG Schneiderman Sues FCC Over Net Neutrality Repeal
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is as unhappy with net neutrality’s repeal as the rest of everyday America. The state’s top prosecutor announced Thursday that he’d launch a lawsuit against the Federal…
  • Dec 15

    Grand Rapids Police Under Fire After Office Points Loaded Gun at an 11-Year Old Girl

    Grand Rapids Police Under Fire After Office Points Loaded Gun at an 11-Year Old Girl
    Police in western Michigan are coming under public fire for pointing a loaded gun at an 11-year old girl. Searching for a 40-year old woman in Grand Rapids, officers encountered a frightened, prepubescent girl outside a local residence.…
Rank this Week: 213

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By JeffreyNewmanLaw.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Dec 15

    Consumer Watchdog Group Sues Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline for allegedly false statements on Voltaren to treat osteoarthriti

    Consumer Watchdog Group Sues Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline for allegedly false statements on Voltaren to treat osteoarthriti
    An Australian Consumer Watchdog Agency Says Misleading Claims Will Ultimately Hurt the Public An Australian Consumer Watchdog group is taking two big pharmaceutical companies to court. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says…
  • Dec 15

    Controversial Medicaid Restrictions Eased for Some Hepatitis C Patient

    Controversial Medicaid Restrictions Eased for Some Hepatitis C Patient
    It Will Now be Easier for Medicaid Patients to Get Treatment for Hepatitis C in Colorado Controversial Medicaid restrictions are being pulled back in Colorado. Now, patients seeking treatment for Hepatitis C will no longer have to be in an…
  • Dec 15

    Russian Whistleblower Now Living in Fear

    Russian Whistleblower Now Living in Fear
    Being a Whistleblower in Russia Comes with Life Altering Complications Russia will not be at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games because of a massive doping conspiracy that came to light thanks to a native whistleblower.  Now, according to…
Rank this Week: 242

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys…

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys Blawg

Covers drug recalls, defective products, auto accidents, trucking accidents, settlements, safety tips, new laws and regulations.

https://thomasjhenrylaw.com/about/media-press/blog/
Rank this Week: 212

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 215

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/
  • Dec 15

    Appealability opinion filing Monday

    Appealability opinion filing Monday
    On Monday morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinion in Kurwa v. Kislinger, which was argued on the October calendar.  (Briefs here; oral argument video here.) The issue in Kurwa is whether the plaintiff can take an appeal in the…
  • Dec 15

    Pro tems — and a recusal — announced for the January calendar

    Pro tems — and a recusal — announced for the January calendar
    When the Supreme Court released its January calendar last week, half of the cases had pro tems to be named later.  Pro tems are needed because Governor Jerry Brown has not yet appointed retired Justice Kathryn Werdegar’s…
  • Dec 12

    “Chief justice bemoans state Supreme Court vacancy”

    “Chief justice bemoans state Supreme Court vacancy”
    Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye spoke to the media yesterday about more than just her #MeToo moments.  Today’s Daily Journal [subscription] reports that she also said she’s anxious for Governor Jerry Brown to fill the…
Rank this Week: 256

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

Seeks to inform the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law community about key legal education, research, practice, and law library news, with a particular focus on Cuyahoga County and Ohio as well as faculty research interests.

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • Dec 15

    New Title 34 for US Code

    New Title 34 for US Code
    The Office of the Law Revision Counsel has announced a new Title 34 to the U.S. Code: Crime Control and Law Enforcement.  The previous Title 34 was repealed in 1956.  The Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the United States House…
  • Dec 13

    Get Law and CSU Related App Info Here

    Get Law and CSU Related App Info Here
    Everyone who has a smart phone uses some apps on it.  How about using apps for research?  For studying for law school exams and the bar?  How about apps for reference, or government websites?  Need some productivity…
  • Dec 12

    Corporate Law Research Guide

    Corporate Law Research Guide
    Our Corporate Law research guide is back and available for your research needs.  This guide along with a few others were previously available and now have been re-published. Along with primary and secondary sources of corporate law, this…
Rank this Week: 233

Before the Bar Blog - ABA For Law…

Before the Bar Blog - ABA For Law Students

Before the Bar brings together a diversity of opinions, experiences and voices associated with the law – from students to attorneys and judges to members of the legal education field. Its purpose is to connect law students to the future of law.

http://abaforlawstudents.com/stay-informed/before-the-bar-blog/
  • Dec 15

    These two dudes owned some steamboats, their suit did SCOTUS quell (Gibbons v. Ogden)

    These two dudes owned some steamboats, their suit did SCOTUS quell (Gibbons v. Ogden)
    This is the latest in a series of Quimbee.com case brief videos. Have you signed up for your Quimbee membership? The American Bar Association offers three months of Quimbee study aids (a $72 value) for law student…
  • Dec 14

    Email communications between lawyers and clients are privileged, right?

    Email communications between lawyers and clients are privileged, right?
    Lawyers using email to communicate with clients is the norm. There is usually an expectation and understanding that these communications are privileged. But, can the privilege be lost? Consider the following scenario. Scroll all the way down…
  • Dec 13

    Banning laptops is not the solution to better learning

    Banning laptops is not the solution to better learning
    Devices like cell phones, tablets, and laptops can be distracting. When students have access to these devices in the classroom it means that, instead of paying attention to what is going on in class, they might text, snap, tweet, or surf. The…
Rank this Week: 206

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
  • Dec 15

    Justin DeStefano Has Been the Subject of a FINRA Sanction

    Justin DeStefano Has Been the Subject of a FINRA Sanction
    Public records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on December 14, 2017 indicate that former New York-based Securities America broker/adviser Giustino DeStefano, also known as Justin DeStefano, has…
  • Dec 15

    Amanda Berry Resigned From MML Following Allegations of Rule Violation

    Amanda Berry Resigned From MML Following Allegations of Rule Violation
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on December 14, 2017 indicate that former Oklahoma-based MML Investors Services broker/adviser Amanda Berry has received a customer…
  • Dec 15

    OvaScience: Class Action

    OvaScience: Class Action
    Publicly available records indicate that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of investors in OvaScience (NASDAQ:OVAS) in connection to alleged violations of securities laws by OVAS. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in speaking to…
Rank this Week: 265

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 15

    Your Friday moment of Zen

    Your Friday moment of Zen
    Your Friday moment of Zen:If you haven’t watched Trump’s judicial nominee Matthew Petersen testify yesterday, then you need to watch this.
  • Dec 12

    Judging A Book: Cooke Reviews 'Constance Baker Motley'

    Judging A Book: Cooke Reviews 'Constance Baker Motley'
    Judge Marcia Cooke reviewed "Constance Baker Motley: One Woman’s Fight for Civil Rights and Equal Justice Under Law" for Law360.  Here's the personal and interesting intro:In the spring of 1955, my mother boarded a train in Sumter,…
  • Dec 12

    Judge Moreno is the deciding vote in 11th Circuit case

    Judge Moreno is the deciding vote in 11th Circuit case
    Judge Moreno (visiting on the 11th Circuit) cast the deciding vote in this published opinion in which Judge Newson battles Judge Wilson (dissenting). From Newsom:A brief coda: Having endeavored along the way to meet our dissenting…
Rank this Week: 255

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

Covers law practice management, marketing, technology and legal careers.

http://lawyerist.com
  • Dec 15

    How Lawyers Work: Shreya Biswas Ley, Human Adventurer and Intellectual Property Attorney

    How Lawyers Work: Shreya Biswas Ley, Human Adventurer and Intellectual Property Attorney
    In this week's edition of How Lawyers Work, we hear from Shreya Biswas Ley. Shreya is the founder of LayRoots, LLC, located in Seattle Washington, and practices in the areas of asset protection, estate planning, business law, and intellectual…
  • Dec 14

    Business Plan Template

    Business Plan Template
    A law firm business plan helps you define your firm’s mission, values, services, and how you will offer those services in the marketplace. Your business plan should include the following: Executive Summary Company Description Market…
  • Dec 13

    Podcast #150: Business Lessons Learned in the Dead Zone on Mt. Everest, with Dean Cardinale

    Podcast #150: Business Lessons Learned in the Dead Zone on Mt. Everest, with Dean Cardinale
    In this episode, we talk with professional adventurer Dean Cardinale about achieving big goals by taking informed risks, and how you can apply the same knowledge to leverage your own business aspirations. Podcast #150: Business Lessons…
Rank this Week: 241

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Dec 15

    Citizens, Aliens, and the Architecture of Exclusion

    Citizens, Aliens, and the Architecture of Exclusion
    Kunal M. Parker, Making Foreigners: Immigration and Citizenship Law in America, 1600-2000 (2015).Allison Brownell TirresOver the past few decades, historians have enriched our understanding of the concept and experience of citizenship in…
  • Dec 14

    A Compelling Case for a General Theory of Contract

    A Compelling Case for a General Theory of Contract
    Robin Kar, Contract as Empowerment, 83 U. Chi. L. Rev. 759 (2016).Daniel BarnhizerContract in the common law lacks a unifying theory. In this article, Robin Kar offers an intriguing descriptive and normative theory of “contract as…
  • Dec 13

    Furthering Civic Engagement in the Environmental Arena

    Furthering Civic Engagement in the Environmental Arena
    The Environmental Law Institute & the American Bar Association’s Civil Rights and Social Justice Section, Environmental Protection in the Trump Era (2017).Kathryn WattsSince January 2017, the news headlines have been screaming about…
Rank this Week: 199

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

Covers North Carolina criminal law and procedure. From the UNC School of Government.

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • Dec 15

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    On Monday morning, a man detonated a pipe bomb inside a subway corridor in New York, seriously injuring himself but, because the device malfunctioned, not causing serious harm to anyone else.  Apparently intending to carry out a…
  • Dec 14

    Adequate Notice of a Probation Violation: State v. Moore

    Adequate Notice of a Probation Violation: State v. Moore
    When it comes to giving proper notice of a probation violation, what is the critical thing: identifying the condition actually violated, or describing the behavior constituting the violation? The supreme court tells us in State v. Moore.…
  • Dec 13

    Questions and Resources about Searches of Cloud Storage

    Questions and Resources about Searches of Cloud Storage
    If a law enforcement officer obtains a search warrant for a suspect’s cell phone, may the officer use the phone to access cloud storage to which it is linked? For example, may the officer click on the Dropbox icon on the phone’s…
Rank this Week: 250

New York Law Notes

New York Law Notes

Provides a summary of an Appellate Division case of special interest to New York practitioners.

http://drdiekman.podbean.com
  • Dec 14

    A fall on the stairs.

    A fall on the stairs.
    The Appellate Division reversed the granting of defendant's motion for summary judgment, and reinstated the complaint in this action where plaintiff alleges that she was injured when she fell as the result of a loose step on a staircase in…
  • Dec 13

    A municipality's liability.

    A municipality's liability.
    Practice point:  A municipality that has enacted a prior written notice law is not subject to liability for injuries caused by a defect which comes within the ambit of the law unless it has received written notice of the alleged defect…
  • Dec 13

    A viable claim for an equitable accounting.

    A viable claim for an equitable accounting.
    Practice point:  Where the complaint alleges a fiduciary relationship and further alleges that the defendant did not provide a full accounting, even after protracted discovery, the plaintiff is entitled to pursue its claim for an…
Rank this Week: 222

Wage & Hour - Development…

Wage & Hour - Development & Highlights

Highlighting recent and noteworthy developments in cases and regulations on wage and hour laws that affect large and small businesses. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://wagehourlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 14

    The FLSA And Arbitration

    The FLSA And Arbitration
    I read an interesting post by Daniel Schwartz in the Connecticut Employment Law Blog. It concerned a recent Second Circuit decision that bodes well for employers in the never-ending fight against wage-hour class actions. The case is entitled…
  • Dec 8

    Use of Fluctuating Work Week Method To Pay Overtime Must Have A Fixed Salary As The Foundation

    Use of Fluctuating Work Week Method To Pay Overtime Must Have A Fixed Salary As The Foundation
    A class of equipment operators and trainees has asked a federal court to approve a $1.35 million settlement of their FLSA class action lawsuit alleging the Company did not fairly pay them their wages and used a gimmick to avoid doing so.…
  • Nov 30

    Case Interpreting FLSA Highly Compensated Exemption Takes Interesting Slant

    Case Interpreting FLSA Highly Compensated Exemption Takes Interesting Slant
    There has not been much litigation over the HCE, the so-called Highly Compensated Employee exemption under the FLSA. Recently, an interesting case explored the issue of whether commission payments can form the entirety of the required salary.…
Rank this Week: 234

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Dec 14

    Hoppner on EU Copyright Reform: The Case for a New Publisher's Right

    Hoppner on EU Copyright Reform: The Case for a New Publisher's Right
    Thomas Hoppner, Technical University Wildau; Hausfeld RA LLP, is publishing EU Copyright Reform: The Case for a New Publisher's Right in Intellectual Property Quarterly (2018). Here is the abstract. This paper investigates the merits of a new…
  • Dec 14

    Disney Buys 21st Century Fox Entertainment Assets For $52.4 Billion

    Disney Buys 21st Century Fox Entertainment Assets For $52.4 Billion
    Disney is acquiring 21st Century Fox's movie studio and other entertainment assets, such as FX and National Geographic. The deal is worth over $52 billion in stock, and will allow Disney to compete more effectively with emerging media content…
  • Dec 13

    Schauer on Free Speech, the Search For Truth, and the Problem of Collective Knowledge @UVALaw

    Schauer on Free Speech, the Search For Truth, and the Problem of Collective Knowledge @UVALaw
    Frederick Schauer, University of Virginia School of Law, has published Free Speech, the Search for Truth, and the Problem of Collective Knowledge 70 SMU Law Review 231 (2017). Here is the abstract. This article, the written version of the…
Rank this Week: 266

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
  • Dec 13

    How fathers who gain custody can keep custody

    How fathers who gain custody can keep custody
    For reasons having nothing to do with sexism, more mothers than fathers have custody of their children. Often when fathers get custody they have never had the role of equal or primary caretaker of their children. If they gained custody…
  • Dec 2

    Three recent books about the state of marriage

    Three recent books about the state of marriage
    Both personal and professional curiosity have engendered a fascination with books about the sociology of marriage. Frustrated spouses come to me looking for a divorce but what they are really searching for is to feel peaceful again.…
  • Nov 18

    South Carolina Supreme Court revives application of domestic abuse statute to unmarried cohabitant

    South Carolina Supreme Court revives application of domestic abuse statute to unmarried cohabitant
    On July 26, 2017 the South Carolina Supreme Court, in the case of Doe v. State, remedied the equal protection infirmity of a Domestic Abuse statute that granted protection to opposite sex cohabitants but denied that protection to same sex…
Rank this Week: 263

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 13

    Joseph Cotter Sanctioned Over High Commissions and Excessive Trading

    Joseph Cotter Sanctioned Over High Commissions and Excessive Trading
    According to BrokerCheck records kept by The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) broker Joseph Cotter (Cotter) has been subject to two customer complaints, two employment terminations for cause, and one regulatory action. …
  • Dec 10

    William Heiden Accused of Concentrating Customers in Oil & Gas Investment

    William Heiden Accused of Concentrating Customers in Oil & Gas Investment
    According to BrokerCheck records financial advisor William Heiden (Heiden), employed by Wedbush Securities Inc. (Wedbush), has been subject to nine customer complaints.  According to records kept by The Financial Industry Regulatory…
  • Dec 10

    SEC Accuses Payson Petroleum 3 Well 2014 Owners Of Fraud

    SEC Accuses Payson Petroleum 3 Well 2014 Owners Of Fraud
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a civil action charging Matthew Griffin and William Griffin with fraudulently offering two Texas oil and gas partnerships – Payson Petroleum 3 Well 2014.  The SEC alleges that…
Rank this Week: 204

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Dec 12

    Seeking Assistance: Employment Lawyer vs. Government Appointed Officer

    Seeking Assistance: Employment Lawyer vs. Government Appointed Officer
    When an employee is terminated, they are often owed a severance package unless the termination was a result of misconduct that justified a dismissal. Where the severance package contravenes minimal entitlements under the law, an … Read…
  • Dec 12

    Misrepresentation Made During the Course of Hiring: Long Term Benefit

    Misrepresentation Made During the Course of Hiring: Long Term Benefit
    Employers must make sure that personnel involved in the recruitment process accurately represent all conditions of employment. This not only includes salary, but any perks offered to employees such as benefits and long term disability…
  • Dec 12

    What Types of Deductions can an Employer Make?

    What Types of Deductions can an Employer Make?
    The only types of deduction employers can make are ones mandated by law, such as CPP, Federal/Provincial tax, or court ordered garnishments. A court may order the employer to deduct wages from the employee if … Read More The post What…
Rank this Week: 276

WisBlawg

WisBlawg

Covers legal research and Internet news & information with an emphasis on Wisconsin. From the University of Wisconsin Law Library and librarian Bonnie Shucha.

http://wisblawg.law.wisc.edu/
  • Dec 12

    It’s Not Science Fiction, It’s a New Way to Search

    It’s Not Science Fiction, It’s a New Way to Search
    Here in law library-land, we’re all familiar with the concept of “citation chasing”- i.e., finding one good on-point article and then mining its citations, footnotes, and citing sources for other relevant articles. But what…
  • Nov 7

    UW Law Professor Emeritus Herman Goldstein Awarded the 2018 Stockholm Prize in Criminology

    UW Law Professor Emeritus Herman Goldstein Awarded the 2018 Stockholm Prize in Criminology
    UW Law Professor Emeritus Herman Goldstein has been awarded the 2018 Stockholm Prize in Criminology, as announced today. This prize recognizes Prof. Goldstein as “the world’s most influential scholar on modern police…
  • Sep 21

    Celebrating 75 Years of UW Law Library’s “The Freeing of the Slaves” mural

    Celebrating 75 Years of UW Law Library’s “The Freeing of the Slaves” mural
    This year marks the 75th anniversary of UW Law School’s iconic mural, The Freeing of the Slaves. The mural, which was completed in July 1942, was created by artist John Steuart Curry, who is considered one of the most important American…
Rank this Week: 223

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

Covers investment fraud involving auction-rate securities, credit rating agencies, hedge funds and mortgage-backed securities. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
Rank this Week: 217

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Dec 12

    PD Conflict

    PD Conflict
    Steve pointed me to the Illinois Supreme Court's opinion in People v. Cole, which holds that the Cook County Public Defender is not a "firm" within the meaning of Illinois Rule 1.10, which is substantively the same as the ABA...
  • Nov 23

    Joint Defense Agreements and Michael Flynn

    Joint Defense Agreements and Michael Flynn
    The New York Times just sent out an alert (here) with the following headline: A Split From Trump Indicates That Flynn Is Moving to Cooperate With Mueller The story includes this information about legal ethics: ... Defense lawyers frequently…
  • Nov 17

    The Case of the Vanishing Peer Reviewer

    The Case of the Vanishing Peer Reviewer
    [Cross-posted, with a slight change, from The Faculty Lounge] As I explained in a recent post,BMJ published a "Best Practice" guide last July that pretty much repudiated the psychosocial model ME/CFS that has been dominant in the U.K.…
Rank this Week: 236

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 11

    To Catch a Rat

    To Catch a Rat
    For whatever reason, this year has been the year of the rat at my house. No, I'm not talking about the Chinese Calendar.  I'm talking about the #$@#@$ rats that I've been trapping in my attic. Really been a pain in my backside but you…
  • Dec 4

    Word of the Month for December 2017: Common Count

    Word of the Month for December 2017: Common Count
    Recently, I have noticed a rash of lawsuits by corporations who issue credit cards.  Most all of these actions are pled under the common count claim of money had and received. Wait, before we get too deep into this, what is a "common…
  • Nov 27

    I Did Not See That One Coming

    I Did Not See That One Coming
    You gotta wonder what judges are thinking when they hand down decisions.  Sometimes, you think they're going one way and then they go another.  Sometimes, they come up with decisions that are so "novel" that you gotta wonder where…
Rank this Week: 238