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My Shingle

My Shingle

Covers client relations, ethics, malpractice, legal research, marketing and solo practice trends. By Carolyn Elefant.

http://myshingle.com/
  • Oct 18

    How to Overcome the Common Challenges of Running a Solo Practice

    How to Overcome the Common Challenges of Running a Solo Practice
    Author: Thomson Reuters Let’s look at the list: Of course, there’s your daily caseload. Those clients have to be properly cared for. But then there’s the common business tasks like paying the bills, collecting your…
  • Oct 12

    Start a Law Firm With A Tiny Office Ordered On Amazon

    Start a Law Firm With A Tiny Office Ordered On Amazon
    Why rent office space, when you can buy your own office – online, no less. Believe it or not, you can order a pre-fab tiny house made out of a shipping container  for just $36,000 plus delivery fees from Amazon, according to…
  • Oct 10

    Want to Threaten Big Law? Work in the Cloud

    Want to Threaten Big Law? Work in the Cloud
    Author: Thomson Reuters Small firms have never been better positioned to threaten big law and you can thank the cloud. Consider Roeder Smith Jadin, a Minneapolis-based firm focusing on litigation, real estate, construction, insurance, and…
Rank this Week: 297

Social Security Disability Lawyer

Social Security Disability Lawyer

Covers social security disability law. By Gordon Gates.

http://www.socialsecuritydisabilitylawyer.us/blog/
  • Oct 18

    Hearing Office is now OHO

    Hearing Office is now OHO
    Back in 2006 or so, the Bureau of Hearings and Appeals changed its name to the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR), as part of a reorganization at Social Security and new regulations. The name was widely panned at the time.…
  • Apr 10

    The Administrative Law Judge for your disability hearing

    The Administrative Law Judge for your disability hearing
    The first thing I want to know when I receive a hearing notice for a Social Security disability claim is the name of the administrative law judge (ALJ) who will hear the case and decide the claim. It probably shouldn't matter which judge…
  • Mar 28

    Sometimes you save a life

    Sometimes you save a life
    There are many benefits to being a Social Security disability lawyer. You are able to help people who really need the help, and it is very gratifying when a claimant receives disability benefits. I recently received a Fully Favorable decision…
Rank this Week: 593

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/
  • Oct 18

    When I retire, can I keep health care benefits?

    When I retire, can I keep health care benefits?
    Question:  I have been employed by the same company for 22yrs and am 63 yrs old. Health care benefits are provided by the company and reduced benefits were available if you are over 60 when you retire. It was announced recently that no…
  • Oct 17

    Can an employer impose a longer probationary period than 3 months?

    Can an employer impose a longer probationary period than 3 months?
    It is common knowledge for employment probationary periods to last for three months from the commencement of the employment relation. Under minimal standards employment law (for example, the Employment Standards Act in Ontario), employers do…
  • Oct 11

    Would I get paid my commission if I left the company?

    Would I get paid my commission if I left the company?
    Question:  If I leave this company in around a month, would I still get paid my commissions from the deal I just won over the next 3 years? I’ve been working for a company for around 3 years, I have been made a better offer at…
Rank this Week: 765

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
Rank this Week: 749

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Oct 18

    “Pretty Sure Stank Is Patented,” Lawyer Claims—But It’s Complicated

    “Pretty Sure Stank Is Patented,” Lawyer Claims—But It’s Complicated
    Yet another answer to a legal question you didn't know you had.        Related StoriesLawyer Music Video Asks You Not to Call It “Velcro”It Is Not Illegal to Drive With an Axe Embedded in…
  • Oct 16

    Assorted Stupidity #106

    Assorted Stupidity #106
    In this edition: an update on canoeing under the influence, an update on hooting laws, an update on Michael Grimm, and a "field test" for drugs that had trouble distinguishing between meth and donut…
  • Oct 12

    Anti-Mask Law Saddens Austrian Shark Mascot

    Anti-Mask Law Saddens Austrian Shark Mascot
    Dejected, off he trudged with a 150-euro ticket clutched in his pectoral fin.          
Rank this Week: 846

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Oct 18

    Vegas Law Suits Popping Up

    Vegas Law Suits Popping Up
    The first of the civil liability Las Vegas shooting death law suits was filed this week.  There will be many who are going to decry these lawsuits, and there will be a lot of them, as frivolous. There are many others who will cry out for…
  • Oct 16

    Do Blood Transfusions Qualify for Disability Benefits?

    Do Blood Transfusions Qualify for Disability Benefits?
    Blood transfusions are fairly common in the United States. Each year approximately 5 million Americans need a blood transfusion. The FDA has the vital role of ensuring patients who receive a blood transfusion are protected by multiple…
  • Oct 12

    Drones and Personal Injury Case

    Drones and Personal Injury Case
    Honestly I am starting to feel both old and scared.  It is almost like I am a guy who was raised on a farm and horses were the only fast transportation. Then, within a short period of time, man was riding in trains, then cars, then a few…
Rank this Week: 785

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Oct 17

    A checklist to assess your legal project management need

    A checklist to assess your legal project management need
    By Tim Batdorf The LPM Self-Assessment Checklist below was designed to help lawyers decide whether they should find time to focus on LPM, and if so, in what areas. As quickly as possible, check off your general level of concern...
  • Oct 3

    24 Benefits of Matter Planning

    24 Benefits of Matter Planning
    By Gary Richards Our Legal Project Management Quick Reference Guide includes a number of sections on different approaches to matter planning that will be useful in almost every legal matter. For large and predictable matters, your matter plan…
  • Sep 19

    How to hire LPM staff (Part 2 of 2)

    How to hire LPM staff (Part 2 of 2)
    Based on our LPM work with over 100 law firms, LegalBizDev recommends that candidates should be evaluated based on the five criteria below, which are listed in order of importance.
Rank this Week: 358

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
  • Oct 17

    Employee Entitled to Reasonable Notice – Even Before Starting Work!

    Employee Entitled to Reasonable Notice – Even Before Starting Work!
    In Buchanan v. Introjunction Ltd. (c.o.b. Otherly), an employee whose employment contract was terminated prior to starting work was entitled to 6 weeks of reasonable notice. The post Employee Entitled to Reasonable Notice – Even Before…
  • Oct 10

    The Ontario government is proposing Bill 148 – amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000

    The Ontario government is proposing Bill 148 – amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000
    The Second Reading Debate began on September 12, 2017. Prior to Bill 148 receiving Royal Assent, it must go through a Third Reading. The post The Ontario government is proposing Bill 148 – amendments to the Employment Standards Act,…
  • Oct 10

    SCC Rules Termination Due to Drug Policy Not Discriminatory

    SCC Rules Termination Due to Drug Policy Not Discriminatory
    In Stewart v. Elk Valley Coal Corp., the Supreme Court of Canada found that the company’s drug policy did not discriminate against an employee who had a drug addiction and was fired in accordance with the policy. The post SCC Rules…
Rank this Week: 563

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

Offers Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court updates. By Francis G.X. Pileggi.

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

    Chancery Finds Breach of Obligation to Use “Diligent Efforts”

    Chancery Finds Breach of Obligation to Use “Diligent Efforts”
    A recent Delaware Court of Chancery opinion is useful for commercial litigators who encounter the frequent situation where one party is required to use some variation on the standard of “best efforts” to either sell a product or…
  • Oct 4

    Chancery Rules on Stock Transfer Restriction

    Chancery Rules on Stock Transfer Restriction
    In my latest column for the National Association of Corporate Directors’ publication called Directorship, I provide an overview of a recent opinion from the Delaware Court of Chancery which examined the nuances of stock…
  • Oct 3

    Chancery Refuses to Seal Courtroom for Allegedly Confidential Trial Exhibit

    Chancery Refuses to Seal Courtroom for Allegedly Confidential Trial Exhibit
    The Court of Chancery recently rejected a request by a non-party to seal certain trial exhibits so that they would not become part of the public trial record.  The court also rejected a request to close the courtroom to the public…
Rank this Week: 604

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Oct 17

    Seattle May Take Another Stab at Municipal Broadband

    Seattle May Take Another Stab at Municipal Broadband
    October 13, 2017 – A city council member will soon propose the hire of an employee to begin what would be the eighth investigation into municipal broadband for the city in 12 years.
  • Oct 8

    Video from Media Working Group: Why We Might Be More Captive Today

    Video from Media Working Group: Why We Might Be More Captive Today
    October 9, 2017 – Susan Crawford explains why we might be more of a captive audience now than we were a decade ago.
  • Aug 4

    From The New Yorker: Why We Despise Cable Provider

    From The New Yorker: Why We Despise Cable Provider
    August 7, 2017 – The New Yorker’s Sheelah Kolhatkar explores how consolidation has landed Internet access providers among the ranks of the most hated businesses in the country. Susan Crawford explains that when it comes to…
Rank this Week: 648

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Up-to-date information on labor and employment law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 504

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Oct 17

    * When To File Patents In Europe And China

    * When To File Patents In Europe And China
    17 Seconds #41 The most important thing for startups to do is to inject IP thinking into their product launch process. Before any new product (or an improvement to an existing product) is launched (i.e. sold, offered for sale, publicly used,…
  • Sep 17

    * Intentional Patents, Intentional Marketing

    * Intentional Patents, Intentional Marketing
    17 Seconds #40 , Intentional IP = Intentional Patents + Intentional Trademarks Clocktower Law‘s approach to patent law and trademark law is to encourage our (mostly startup) clients to inject IP planning into the product launch process.…
  • Aug 22

    * Rename Yawkey Way Yaz Way

    * Rename Yawkey Way Yaz Way
    Red Sox Nation should rally around its founding father, Carl “Yaz” Yastrzemski, and convince Boston Red Sox ownership to rename Yawkey Way to Yaz Way. By Erik J. Heels First published 08/22/2017; ‘Rename Yawkey Way Yaz…
Rank this Week: 276

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Covers offshore injuries involving fishing vessels. By Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP.

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

    Federal Agencies Respond to Oil Rig Platform Explosion in Louisiana

    Federal Agencies Respond to Oil Rig Platform Explosion in Louisiana
    One person is missing and 7 others have been injured in an oil rig platform explosion on Lake Pontchartrain near Kenner, Louisiana. Locals reported an explosion that sounded like a “sonic boom” at approximately 7:20 p.m. on…
  • Oct 9

    Google and Rolls-Royce Partner to Build Autonomous Vessel

    Google and Rolls-Royce Partner to Build Autonomous Vessel
    At the Google Cloud Summit in Stockholm, Sweden, Rolls-Royce announced that it will be applying Google’s Cloud Machine Learning Engine to power autonomous ships. The technology will be used to detect, identify, and track surface objects…
  • Sep 19

    Jones Act Waiver Extended

    Jones Act Waiver Extended
    The Jones Act Waiver that we reported on last week, has been extended through September 22, 2017 at the recommendation of the Departments of Defense and Energy. The waiver was initially signed on September 8, 2017 by the Department of…
Rank this Week: 505

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

Covers current events in divorce. By John E. Harding.

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Oct 17

    5 Ways to Get Back on Track During Divorce Recovery 

    5 Ways to Get Back on Track During Divorce Recovery 
    Divorce Recovery 5 Ways to Get Back on Track During Divorce Recovery  If you want to get back on track as soon as possible, here are 5 great ways to recover. http://www.divorcemag.com/newsletter-blog/back-on-track-during-divorce-recovery…
  • Oct 11

    Not Receiving Support Payments?

    Not Receiving Support Payments?
    Legal Issues Not Receiving Support Payments?  Here are steps a spouse can take when he or she has stopped receiving support payments. http://www.divorcemag.com/newsletter-blog/not-receiving-support-payments-next-step
  • Oct 3

    Why I Owed It to My Children to Divorce 

    Why I Owed It to My Children to Divorce 
    Considering Divorce  Why I Owed It to My Children to Divorce  What relationships will our children be a part of, based on our examples? It’s our job as parents to set the right example.…
Rank this Week: 270

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

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

    Recent Trademark-Related Tweet

    Recent Trademark-Related Tweet
    Too Hot to Handle: Application to registerteardrop handle@LodgeCastIron(used since 1896)https://t.co/ftSSxc4NEz#trademarks pic.twitter.com/jwI3OrR2zG — Ed Timberlake (@TimberlakeLaw) October 16, 2017 Reading the appellate briefs in…
  • Oct 16

    Text of SDNY Decision in GRINCH Parody Suit

    Text of SDNY Decision in GRINCH Parody Suit
    I apologize for being a little tardy in my blogging. From September: SDNY holds that WHO’S HOLIDAY, a play picking up the story of Cindy-Lou Who from “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, as an unhappy adult living in a trailer, is a…
  • Oct 16

    Guinness Book of World Records v Scholastic: Is The Cover of a Book ‘Packaging’ or ‘Product’ for Trade Dress Purposes?

    Guinness Book of World Records v Scholastic: Is The Cover of a Book ‘Packaging’ or ‘Product’ for Trade Dress Purposes?
    This should be interesting. Guinness Book of World Records sues Scholastic alleging trade dress infringement of its covers (See covers above). Guinness argues that the cover ‘is in essence the “packaging” of GWR’s…
Rank this Week: 518

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

Coves law, society, and technology. By University of Pittsburgh professor Mike Madison, Loyola University Chicago professor Brett Frischmann and Seton Hall Law professor Frank Pasquale.

http://madisonian.net
  • Oct 17

    Leadership for New Lawyer

    Leadership for New Lawyer
    I gave a short presentation recently on a leadership course that I’ve developed at Pitt Law. The slide deck – without audio – follows. A full account of the course is available here. A shorter and sweeter version is here.
  • May 3

    There Are No Poor People in the Rust Belt

    There Are No Poor People in the Rust Belt
    What? In recent days, I’ve come across not one but two online features that celebrate contemporary Pittsburgh for its economic and cultural sexiness. Largely because of the regional tech economy, the millennials and GenXers who dominate…
  • May 1

    The Future of Law Teaching

    The Future of Law Teaching
    The faculty of the St. Louis University School of Law invited me to deliver the 2017 Vincent C. Immel Lecture on Teaching Law on April 20, 2017. The lecture was and is not designed for journal publication, but I thought that some (including…
Rank this Week: 639

Texas Employment Law Blog

Texas Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law and discrimination issues. By the McKinney Law Firm.

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

    Weinstein Case Highlights Difficulty Employees Face When Reporting Workplace Harassment Claim

    Weinstein Case Highlights Difficulty Employees Face When Reporting Workplace Harassment Claim
    Harvey Weinstein NPR had an excellent story yesterday about the problems that employees face in the workplace when they report sexual harassment:"Former Hollywood mogul Harvey…
  • Aug 31

    Tort Reform Is A Lie: Hot Coffee Still Being Used to Mislead

    Tort Reform Is A Lie: Hot Coffee Still Being Used to Mislead
    Here's the lie:The lies used to support corporate efforts to continue to restrict regular people's access to the courthouse are powerful. And, sadly, they work. Routinely, potential clients who are sitting in my office will reference the…
  • Jul 5

    Fox Running the Hen House -- Trump Nominates Corporate Lawyer as EEOC Chair

    Fox Running the Hen House -- Trump Nominates Corporate Lawyer as EEOC Chair
    Janet Dhillon, general counsel and corporate secretary for Burlington Stores, Inc., has been nominated by President Trump to fill a vacant seat on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and to become its Chair. If confirmed, Ms. Dhillon…
Rank this Week: 635

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation in the Southeast and class action arbitrations nationally. By Carlton Fields.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 854

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Oct 17

    Laplante on Torts and Human Rights Abuse

    Laplante on Torts and Human Rights Abuse
    Lisa Laplante has posted to SSRN Human Torts. The abstract provides: Human Torts is the first article to describe how ordinary municipal tort lawsuits in the United States provide essential remedies for human rights abuses. Despite the rising…
  • Oct 13

    Robot Patrols Grocery Store to Prevent Slip-and-Fall

    Robot Patrols Grocery Store to Prevent Slip-and-Fall
    We have heard a lot about technology changing tort law in the form of autonomous vehicles. Now Giant Foods is experimenting with a roving robot in its grocery stores. "Marty" has a number of skills: he can check prices and...
  • Oct 12

    Study: Patients Satisfied with Communication-and-Resolution Program

    Study: Patients Satisfied with Communication-and-Resolution Program
    A study (with a small sample) published in JAMA Internal Medicine found the majority of patients satisfied with communication-and-resolution programs, a more cooperative alternative to litigation in the med mal context. Only 2 of the 40…
Rank this Week: 531

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

https://indiacorplaw.in/
  • Oct 17

    SEBI Circular on Minimum Public Shareholding

    SEBI Circular on Minimum Public Shareholding
    [Sarthak Karol is an associate at a law firm in Mumbai] By way of a Circular dated October 10, 2017, (“Circular”), the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) issued directions to stock exchanges to come down…
  • Oct 15

    Call for submissions for the 10th volume of the Indian Journal of International Economic Law

    Call for submissions for the 10th volume of the Indian Journal of International Economic Law
    [Announcement on behalf of the Indian Journal of International Economic Law] The Board of Editors of the Indian Journal of International Economic Law (IJIEL) is pleased to invite original and unpublished manuscripts for publication in Volume…
  • Oct 15

    FDI in the Aviation Sector

    FDI in the Aviation Sector
    Jae Woon Lee and I have a working paper titled “Skies Half Open: Foreign Investment in India’s Airline Industry”, the abstract of which is as follows: The foreign investment regime governing the airline industry has been the…
Rank this Week: 732

Thinking on the Margin

Thinking on the Margin

Law Student Blog with a focus on ecomonics. By Brian Hollar at George Mason University.

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

    Nobel Prize Winner, Richard Thaler

    Nobel Prize Winner, Richard Thaler
    This is a week late, but here is a little info on Richard Thaler who won the Nobel Prize in Economics last week for his work in behavioral economics.Thaler's work essentially combines psychology and economics, incorporating many systematic…
  • Dec 31

    Much to Be Happy About in 2016

    Much to Be Happy About in 2016
    Max Roser on why we have much to be optimistic about last year.  There is a strong negativity bias in the news reported by the media and in the news remembered by individuals.The consequence of this is that we have no knowledge…
  • Oct 13

    Nobel Prize in Economics Awarded to Angus Deaton

    Nobel Prize in Economics Awarded to Angus Deaton
    I'm currently down in Panama to investigate bringing students down here over spring break next semester for my Economics of Poverty class.  I returned to Panama City from the Panamanian countryside yesterday to discover that the Nobel…
Rank this Week: 678

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: 331

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

Covers auto laws and auto accident law in California. By Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys.

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

    Man Crashes Car in Laguna Beach After Falling Asleep Behind the Wheel

    Man Crashes Car in Laguna Beach After Falling Asleep Behind the Wheel
    According to a news report in The Orange County Register, a man driving along Laguna Canyon Road the night of October 15, 2017 fell asleep at the wheel, lost control of his vehicle and struck a power pole knocking live wires across the…
  • Oct 10

    Four Cyclists Injured in Marin County Hit and Run Crash

    Four Cyclists Injured in Marin County Hit and Run Crash
    Four bicyclists were injured – one of them severely – in a hit-and-run crash in Marin County after the driver of a pickup truck veered into them. According to reports in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, the major injury collision…
  • Sep 28

    Woman Killed in West Covina Hit and Run Crash

    Woman Killed in West Covina Hit and Run Crash
    A woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash in West Covina after a driver struck her as she was crossing the street. According to a news report in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred at the intersection of…
Rank this Week: 502

Pearson Butler Blog

Pearson Butler Blog

Covers Utah law.

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

    Do you have a real estate question? Call attorney Joel Kenny

    Do you have a real estate question? Call attorney Joel Kenny
    With over 15 years of experience representing sophisticated clients in a diverse and dynamic blend of real estate transactions, Joel Kenny is a seasoned residential and commercial real estate attorney. He has been handling the legal interests…
  • Aug 9

    Matthew Kober honored by American Institute of Personal Injury Attorney

    Matthew Kober honored by American Institute of Personal Injury Attorney
    PEARSON BUTLER Law is pleased to announce that personal injury and car accident attorney Matthew Kober has received the “10 Best” attorney client satisfaction award from the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys.…
  • Aug 8

    Ryan Gregerson receives AIFLA Client Satisfaction Award 3 years straight

    Ryan Gregerson receives AIFLA Client Satisfaction Award 3 years straight
    For the 3rd year in a row, family law attorney Ryan Gregerson receives the “10 Best Under 40” attorney client satisfaction award from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. “We are pleased to see Ryan get…
Rank this Week: 547

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

Covers vehicle accidents, clergy abuse, personal injury and wrongful death. By Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys.

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

    Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Laguna Beach Car Accident

    Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Laguna Beach Car Accident
    A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a Laguna Beach car accident after colliding with a vehicle that was making a left turn out of a home. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred the morning of…
  • Oct 16

    Two Killed in Long Beach Street Racing Crash

    Two Killed in Long Beach Street Racing Crash
    A two-car accident in Long Beach that left two people dead may have been caused by street racing, officials said. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, the car crash occurred the night of October 14, 2017 in the 600 block of…
  • Oct 12

    Four Critically Injured in Los Alamitos Pedestrian Accident

    Four Critically Injured in Los Alamitos Pedestrian Accident
    Four people were critically injured in a pedestrian accident in Los Alamitos in the afternoon of October 11, 2017. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred near the intersection of Ball Road and…
Rank this Week: 852

Lopsider

Lopsider

Explores Legal Operations, Innovation & Disruption. By Peter Krakaur.

http://www.lopsider.com/
  • Oct 16

    KRACK and WiFi Security – Take Note

    KRACK and WiFi Security – Take Note
    A new vulnerability in all wi-fi enabled devices was announced today impacting the typical way many of us access wi-fi networks (WPA2 personal). Initial reports suggest Android and Linux users particularly vulnerable but it is safe to assume…
  • Oct 16

    Law Firms Are Falling Behind on Technology & Client Expectation

    Law Firms Are Falling Behind on Technology & Client Expectation
    Law firms are not keeping pace with technology developments and client expectations according to a recent PwC report. According to the report surveying more than half the UK's largest firms, 7-% have invested in collaboration technology and…
  • Oct 16

    The Legal Department of the Future

    The Legal Department of the Future
    The three key drivers for legal departments in the future are technology, service delivery models, and legal operations. Deloitte discusses the trends that will help law departments transform from in-house law firms to functions that drive…
Rank this Week: 805

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: 415

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

Covers Daubert, expert witness marketing, and expert witness testimony. By JurisPro Expert Witness Directory.

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

    Metallurgy Expert Witness Allowed and Two Environmental Engineering Expert Witnesses Partially Allowed.

    Metallurgy Expert Witness Allowed and Two Environmental Engineering Expert Witnesses Partially Allowed.
    Plaintiff sued defendants after being injured while preparing hazardous waste for incineration.  The plaintiff hired a metallurgy expert witness and the defendants hired two  environmental engineering expert…
  • Oct 13

    Life Insurance Expert Witness Testimony Not Allowed

    Life Insurance Expert Witness Testimony Not Allowed
    Plaintiff sued Defendant for denying a reinstatement application after a life insurance policy lapsed.  The plaintiff filed suit and hired a life insurance expert witness to provide testimony.  The defendant filed a motion to…
  • Oct 11

    Fingerprints Expert Witness Testimony Allowed

    Fingerprints Expert Witness Testimony Allowed
    The defendant is charged with robbing two banks.  The government hired a fingerprints expert witness to assist in their case.  The defendant filed a motion to exclude this testimony.  The court denied the motion to…
Rank this Week: 834

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Covers biometrics, HIPAA, identity theft, PATRIOT Act, phishing and more. By Davis Wright Tremaine.

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

    ACA’s Nondiscrimination Taglines and Notices Require Updating Your Notice of Privacy Practice

    ACA’s Nondiscrimination Taglines and Notices Require Updating Your Notice of Privacy Practice
    There has been confusion as to whether the Affordable Care Act’s nondiscrimination provision (“ACA”) affects a covered entity’s notice of privacy practices (“NPP”) or data breach notifications. OCR has…
  • Oct 3

    Employer-Sponsored Health Plan HIPAA Compliance Checklist

    Employer-Sponsored Health Plan HIPAA Compliance Checklist
    The administrative simplification provision of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and its implementing regulations (HIPAA) impose obligations on employer-sponsored group health plans. Given recent high-profile HIPAA…
  • Sep 29

    Time to Update Your Privacy Statement for GDPR

    Time to Update Your Privacy Statement for GDPR
    Although the EU General Data Protection Regulation comes into force in May 2018, European regulators are still producing guidance and member states are still adopting legislation to accommodate national differences. Put simply, it is unclear…
Rank this Week: 310

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

Covers current antitrust news and regulatory developments. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 506

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Discusses legal news, law office technology, culture and legal research.

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • Oct 16

    Insurance Claims In A Catastrophe

    Insurance Claims In A Catastrophe
    If your house was damaged or destroyed by a wildfire, accidental fire, windstorm, flood, hurricane or earthquake, as a result of state declared catastrophes and you had a fire, homeowners, flood insurance, tenant’s homeowners or…
  • Oct 3

    New! Cloud Linking from Fastcase

    New! Cloud Linking from Fastcase
    Today we're introducing Cloud Linking, an automated hyperlinking tool from Fastcase. Cloud Linking automatically finds citations to judicial opinions in your PDF or Microsoft Word documents and instantly creates hyperlinks in your document to…
  • Sep 8

    Resources for Florida Lawyers Displaced by Hurricane Irma

    Resources for Florida Lawyers Displaced by Hurricane Irma
    Fastcase is collaborating its Hurricane Irma relief initiative to in and out-of-state attorneys volunteering in areas affected by the storm. In preparation of Irma’s potential impact not seen since 1992, our efforts are in assisting…
Rank this Week: 739

K&L Gates Construction Law…

K&L Gates Construction Law Blog

Covers legal issues, news, and regulations relating to the construction industry. By K&L Gates.

http://www.klconstructionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 684

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers automobile accidents, class actions, products liability, workers compensation and other personal injury topics. By Flaxman Law Group.

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

    Nuedexta and Overmedication in Nursing Home

    Nuedexta and Overmedication in Nursing Home
    A recent investigation by CNN has unveiled a number of questions surrounding the use of Nuedexta in nursing homes. Nuedexta is a drug approved by the FDA to treat PBA (pseudobulbar affect), a condition which causes sufferers to experience…
  • Sep 22

    Lack of Proper Climate Control in Hollywood Nursing Home

    Lack of Proper Climate Control in Hollywood Nursing Home
    There are many forms of nursing home neglect and abuse which can be seen in nursing homes in Hollywood and other parts of Florida. Unfortunately, over the past month we have seen the unfolding tragic events at the Rehabilitation Center at…
  • Sep 19

    Office Job Injuries in Hollywood and South Florida

    Office Job Injuries in Hollywood and South Florida
    On the surface, office jobs in Hollywood and South Florida seem much safer than many other workplace options. There is no heavy machinery, the way there might be in an industrial environment. There aren’t the risks associated with…
Rank this Week: 817

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

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

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    How will courts and hearing officers interpret Endrew F? #FAPE ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
  • Oct 10

    Special Education Law 101 - Part XV #Burden of Persuasion

    Special Education Law 101 - Part XV #Burden of Persuasion
    This is another in a periodic series on the nuts and bolts of special education law.  The series is intended as an overview of key concepts for beginners and a review for those readers who have been around the block.The citations for…
  • Oct 9

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    How will courts and hearing officers interpret Endrew F? #FAPE ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
Rank this Week: 942

New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

Covers dissolution and other disputes among New York corporations, LLCs and partnerships. By Peter A. Mahler.

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

    A Member By Any Other Name . . . May Have Access to LLC Books and Record

    A Member By Any Other Name . . . May Have Access to LLC Books and Record
    Is a “Management Member” of an LLC, who holds only an economic interest, a “Member” for purposes of demanding access to the LLC’s books and records? Justice Shirley Werner Kornreich, applying Delaware law,…
  • Oct 9

    Court Defines “True Deadlock”

    Court Defines “True Deadlock”
    The Supreme Court of Massachusetts recently formulated a useful, four-factor test for "true deadlock" in corporate dissolution cases. Learn more in this week's New York Business Divorce. Continue Reading…
  • Oct 2

    LLC’s Purpose Being Achieved? Business Doing Fine? Good Luck Getting Judicial Dissolution

    LLC’s Purpose Being Achieved? Business Doing Fine? Good Luck Getting Judicial Dissolution
    A minority member of an LLC that operates a Manhattan restaurant learned how tough it can be to get judicial dissolution of a financially sound LLC that's achieving its intended purpose, notwithstanding allegations of majority oppression.…
Rank this Week: 957

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

Exposing the strings and catches in advertising fine print and analyses the legal meaning and enforceability.

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Oct 16

    Thanks for Nothing, Bass Pro Shop

    Thanks for Nothing, Bass Pro Shop
    Ron H., a regular Mouse Print* reader, recently told us about a pricing problem he experienced in Las Vegas at the Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World store there. His wife spied a bargain on a nice sweater as a gift for their son. *MOUSE PRINT: The…
  • Oct 9

    FDA to Manufacturer: If You Make a Product with Love, Don’t Advertise It

    FDA to Manufacturer: If You Make a Product with Love, Don’t Advertise It
    Some federal agencies have been subjected to criticism lately that they are not policing the marketplace as much as they did in the past to protect consumers. For example, Bloomberg reported two weeks ago that the Food and Drug Administration…
  • Oct 2

    T-Mobile Advertises: Ditch Verizon, Keep Your Phone ???

    T-Mobile Advertises: Ditch Verizon, Keep Your Phone ???
    Over the past few months, T-Mobile has been advertising that you can bring your Verizon cellphone to T-Mobile if you switch to them. Here’s one commercial with the offer: If you know anything about how cellphones transmit your calls and…
Rank this Week: 643

Customs Law

Customs Law

Covers American customs law and international trade law. By Lawrence Friedman.

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 15

    Blog Contest

    Blog Contest
    I am back in the mix for the Expert Institute legal blog competition.Do me a favor and vote here.
  • Oct 15

    Ruling of the Week: Shark Tank and Custom

    Ruling of the Week: Shark Tank and Custom
    I never make an effort to watch Shark Tank. However, for some reason I am always running across it. I always get sucked in. I think the discussions of business valuation and strategy are interesting. I am certain they are very distilled…
  • Oct 15

    Irwin Tools: Pliers and Still Plier

    Irwin Tools: Pliers and Still Plier
    Remember the Irwin Tools Case? That case considered whether certain locking pliers were properly classified as wrenches or as either pliers or clamps. The Court of International Trade held that the plaintiff had overcome the presumption that…
Rank this Week: 288

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 “Too Expensive Car” 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: 798

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

Covers disputes between companies and executives. Published by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP.

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Oct 15

    Sales Representative Who Was Paid $900,000 Can Still Claim Violation of Overtime Law, Says Federal Court

    Sales Representative Who Was Paid $900,000 Can Still Claim Violation of Overtime Law, Says Federal Court
    Under federal law, employers must pay employees time-and-a-half if they work over 40 hours in a workweek, unless the employees are exempt from the overtime law. Employers don’t usually think of an employee who takes home $900,000 in a…
  • Sep 27

    Pro Wrestling Photo Not Enough to Pin Employer

    Pro Wrestling Photo Not Enough to Pin Employer
    An employer isn’t immune from a discrimination claim when an employee quits instead of being fired. An employee who quits can still bring a “constructive discharge” claim, arguing that his working conditions were intolerable…
  • Sep 7

    Swimming Pool Company’s Non-Compete Claim Takes a Dive

    Swimming Pool Company’s Non-Compete Claim Takes a Dive
    When a company believes that an employee has breached a non-compete agreement by going to work for a competitor, one remedy it can seek is a preliminary injunction. A preliminary injunction is meant to preserve the status quo in a case…
Rank this Week: 576

Domestic Diversions

Domestic Diversions

Covers relationships, families and family law.

http://domesticdiversions.com
  • Oct 15

    You asked for something, I offered something: How to reach out and help

    You asked for something, I offered something: How to reach out and help
    On Being features Omid Safi’s advice for helping someone you love, someone who is struggling. Omid Safi writes (excerpt): But don’t ask them to give you their hand. Instead, offer them your hand. Don’t ask for their heart,…
  • Sep 25

    Rule One: Understanding your kid is a copycat!

    Rule One: Understanding your kid is a copycat!
    CNN references a Rule 1 for one aspect of parenting: modeling good behavior. Ask yourself: Is there some aspect where this Rule 1 would not apply? Kelly Wallace writes (excerpt): Rule No. 1 seems simple enough but is too often…
  • Sep 24

    Always watching: Is Facebook the real “Big Brother?”

    Always watching: Is Facebook the real “Big Brother?”
    CNN Money focuses a moment on Facebook’s most recent example of tracking everything about you. Since people willingly sacrifice privacy for the privilege of using their pages, they watch you and then sell you to advertisers. Tracking…
Rank this Week: 434

Christopher Earley Blog

Christopher Earley Blog

Covers Massachusetts motor vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, slips and falls, dog bites and other accidents.

https://chrisearley.com/blog/
  • Oct 15

    Don’t Sign The Form 105 If You Are Receiving Massachusetts Workers Compensation Benefit

    Don’t Sign The Form 105 If You Are Receiving Massachusetts Workers Compensation Benefit
    If you were injured in a workers compensation accident in Massachusetts there are certain things to do, and not to Read More... The post Don’t Sign The Form 105 If You Are Receiving Massachusetts Workers Compensation Benefits…
  • Oct 12

    Massachusetts Dog Bite Law

    Massachusetts Dog Bite Law
    It is harrowing how many people are injured by dogs each year.  These injuries can include scarring, disfigurement, puncture wounds, psychological Read More... The post Massachusetts Dog Bite Law appeared first on Christopher…
  • Oct 11

    Should You Hire An Attorney For a Massachusetts Workers Compensation Case?

    Should You Hire An Attorney For a Massachusetts Workers Compensation Case?
    Many people injured at work in Massachusetts decide to handle their Massachusetts workers compensation case on their own.  With very Read More... The post Should You Hire An Attorney For a Massachusetts Workers Compensation Case?…
Rank this Week: 347

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law topics such as DWI/OUI offenses, other traffic related offenses, and murder. By William D. Kickham.

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

    Massachusetts Criminal Justice Reform Stirs Debate

    Massachusetts Criminal Justice Reform Stirs Debate
    Like an unusually large wave that occasionally hits the shore, every few years there is a swell on Beacon Hill to “reform” something. Back in the 1990’s, get-tough-on-crime advocates successfully passed legislative…
  • Sep 22

    Massachusetts SJC Limits Police Testimony on Sobriety Tests for DUI/Marijuana Case

    Massachusetts SJC Limits Police Testimony on Sobriety Tests for DUI/Marijuana Case
    Whether and what kind of sobriety tests would be allowed in court to prosecute drivers suspected of operating while under the influence of marijuana, was a question just waiting to be answered from the moment pot was legalized in…
  • Aug 25

    Massachusetts Alcohol Breath Tests Temporarily Suspended In OUI Case

    Massachusetts Alcohol Breath Tests Temporarily Suspended In OUI Case
    As I’ve said many times, people often ask me how I can defend certain types of clients accused of crimes such as, for example, drunk driving or sex offenses.  And I give them the same answer, every time:  “Because my…
Rank this Week: 436

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

Discusses tax law, tax legislation, and other IRS tax happenings. By Kreig Mitchell.

http://www.irstaxtrouble.com/category/tax-blog/
  • Oct 14

    Form 2848 Must Specifically List Information Tax Return

    Form 2848 Must Specifically List Information Tax Return
    The IRS can generally disclose a taxpayer’s tax information with a representative that is designated by the taxpayer on a Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Designation of Representative.  This covers all forms included with the…
  • Oct 12

    Revocation of Nonprofit Status Triggers Retroactive Interest

    Revocation of Nonprofit Status Triggers Retroactive Interest
    There are some areas of law where principles of equity and good faith play a big role. By and large, tax law does not adopt these principles. The CreditGUARD v. Commissioner, 149 T.C. 17 (2017) case provides an example. The ..... The post…
  • Oct 7

    IRS Benefits from the Texas Homestead Exemption

    IRS Benefits from the Texas Homestead Exemption
    In United States. v. Cobos, No. 3:13-CV-4924-L (N.D. Tex. 2017), the court addressed whether a third party who files a lien notice against a taxpayer before the IRS files its lien notice has a superior claim to the taxpayer’s home.…
Rank this Week: 853

Law Blog

Law Blog

A blog of legal issues and discussions. By Sean R. Hanover.

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 14

    DUI, Drugs, and travel outside the US (immigration) -- what the heck!?

    DUI, Drugs, and travel outside the US (immigration) -- what the heck!?
    The Trump Administration has nothing on anti-immigrant sentiment from the lat 19th century. Mr. William Windom was Treasury secretary at the end of the 19th century. In the 1880's, he proposed making Ellis Island a holding location for…
  • Oct 13

    Exception to Discharge -- attacking bankruptcy filings in Federal Court

    Exception to Discharge -- attacking bankruptcy filings in Federal Court
    Source: https://www.americanbar.org/publications/blt/2016/10/02_maurice.htmlI was recently asked to discuss how the heck you could challenge a person filing for bankruptcy. The most obvious answer is by showing they are hiding money. Nail…
  • Aug 9

    Analyzing Prior Removal Orders -- or are they? (immigration law)

    Analyzing Prior Removal Orders -- or are they? (immigration law)
    by LALO ALCARAZ on JULY 3, 2014 in CARTOONS, EL NOW. See: http://www.pocho.com/la-cucaracha-you-must-be-this-tall-toon/A fellow practitioner asked a question regarding deportation and future relief. I thought the topic was worth discussing…
Rank this Week: 597

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury topics such as auto accidents, premises liability, worker's compensation, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and dog bites. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

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

    Former Evanston Township High School Drama Teacher Accused of Sexually Abusing Student

    Former Evanston Township High School Drama Teacher Accused of Sexually Abusing Student
    A former high school drama teacher who worked for Evanston Township High School has been accused of sexual misconduct by several of his former students. Those accusing the man of wrongdoing state that the incidents occurred in the late 1980s…
  • Aug 7

    Factory Workers Face Serious Risks of Workplace Accident

    Factory Workers Face Serious Risks of Workplace Accident
    It is not uncommon for employees to become injured while on the job. An injury or illness is considered work-related if an event or exposure in the work place caused or contributed to the resulting condition or aggravated a pre-existing…
  • Jun 17

    Uber Accidents Keep Happening in Chicago. What You Need to Know If One Happens to You.

    Uber Accidents Keep Happening in Chicago. What You Need to Know If One Happens to You.
    Rideshare operations such as Uber and Lyft have become extremely popular in Chicago and other cities throughout the United States–and it is easy to see why. Ordering a ride through your smartphone is faster, easier, and often less…
Rank this Week: 905