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HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

News, editorial comment and legal information for California community associations. By SwedelsonGottlieb.

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
  • Oct 3

    Amended Civil Code Section 4775 Clarifies Responsibility for Exclusive Use Common Area — Has Your Association Adjusted to The Changes?

    Amended Civil Code Section 4775 Clarifies Responsibility for Exclusive Use Common Area — Has Your Association Adjusted to The Changes?
    By David C. Swedelson, Community Association Attorney at SwedelsonGottlieb Many California community association’s CC&Rs, particularly those in older communities, do not clearly state who is responsible for the repair or replacement…
  • Sep 14

    SwedelsonGottlieb Urges Governor Brown to VETO AB 634

    SwedelsonGottlieb Urges Governor Brown to VETO AB 634
    According to CAI’s California Legislative Action Committee, there is still time to stop AB 634, a bill that impacts a condominium association’s ability to control the placement of solar panels in common interest developments. BUT…
  • Aug 14

    HOA Liability for Discriminatory Harassment: A Primer

    HOA Liability for Discriminatory Harassment: A Primer
    Title VIII of the Civil Rights of 1968, also known as the Fair Housing Act (“FHA”), is a federal law which prohibits discrimination in housing and housing-related services due to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,…
Rank this Week: 914

Between the Sheets: Adultery in…

Between the Sheets: Adultery in Divorce Cases in Virginia

Explores the legal effects of adultery on family law matters in Virginia and across the United States. By James H. Wilson, Jr.

http://jameshwilsonjr.com/
Rank this Week: 504

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Covers topics such as sales and payroll tax problems, offers in compromise, tax audits, tax debt, tax disputes, tax fraud, tax litigation and tax controversy, and tax preparer penalties. By Brager Tax Law Group.

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 3

    When the 50 Percent Penalty Applies During Offshore Voluntary Disclosure

    When the 50 Percent Penalty Applies During Offshore Voluntary Disclosure
    The Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) normally comes along with an “offshore penalty” equal to 27.5 percent of the highest aggregate account balance of the previously unreported foreign financial assets. However, the…
  • Sep 28

    How Does Living Overseas Impact Your FBAR and FATCA Obligations?

    How Does Living Overseas Impact Your FBAR and FATCA Obligations?
    U.S. taxpayers who live overseas may still have a Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR) and form 8938 filing report for their foreign financial accounts. In general, your FBAR obligations will not be impacted by the fact that you live overseas.…
  • Sep 26

    What is the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act?

    What is the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act?
    The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) sets reporting requirements for both foreign financial insinuations and U.S. taxpayers who hold specified foreign assets. If your foreign financial institution is in a country that has an…
Rank this Week: 906

Maryland Criminal Attorney Blog

Maryland Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law and criminal defense in Maryland. By Silverman Thompson Slutkin White LLC.

http://www.marylandcriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 3

    Maryland Criminal Attorney – Jury Acquits Police Officer in 30 Minute

    Maryland Criminal Attorney – Jury Acquits Police Officer in 30 Minute
    A few weeks ago I defended Baltimore County Police Officer Christopher Spivey in a use of force assault case.  After listening to 3 days of testimony and evidence, the jury took less than 30 minutes to find him not guilty of all…
  • Aug 30

    Child Pornography Arrests Increase in Baltimore County and Throughout the State

    Child Pornography Arrests Increase in Baltimore County and Throughout the State
    Representation in cases involving Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography require expertise that only an Aggressive Criminal Law Specialist can provide.  I am a full time Maryland Criminal Attorney and former Baltimore…
  • Feb 22

    Sexual Offender Registration

    Sexual Offender Registration
    As a former Assistant State’s Attorney and full time criminal attorney for over 20 years, I have both prosecuted and defended hundreds of individuals who have been charged with Sex Offenses.  Many, indeed virtually all, people who…
Rank this Week: 866

Karel's Legal Blog

Karel's Legal Blog

Covers law in the Netherlands Antilles. By Karel Frielink.

http://www.curacao-law.com
  • Oct 3

    BRAND NEW TEXTBOOK ON DUTCH CARIBBEAN CORPORATE LAW

    BRAND NEW TEXTBOOK ON DUTCH CARIBBEAN CORPORATE LAW
    Leading legal textbook on Dutch Caribbean corporate law Development of Dutch Caribbean corporate law has been rapid and voluminous. This fact justifies a whole new textbook on the subject. In August 2017, my new textbook on Dutch Caribbean…
  • Oct 2

    ONTEVREDEN OVER HET PLEIDOOI MAAR TOCH MOETEN BETALEN

    ONTEVREDEN OVER HET PLEIDOOI MAAR TOCH MOETEN BETALEN
    Met horten en stoten voorlezen van de pleitnota Een ontevreden cliënt weigerde de declaratie van zijn advocaat te voldoen, omdat hij vond dat zijn advocaat hem in een hoger beroep niet naar behoren had bijgestaan. Het advocatenkantoor…
  • Sep 27

    ADVOCATEN EN TEGENSTRIJDIGE BELANGEN

    ADVOCATEN EN TEGENSTRIJDIGE BELANGEN
    Belangentegenstellingen binnen een commanditaire vennootschap Zoals bij rechtspersonen de belangen van diverse personen (bestuurders, commissarissen, kapitaalverschaffers) uiteen kunnen lopen, of zelfs tegenstrijdig kunnen zijn, geldt dat…
Rank this Week: 311

The Estrin Report

The Estrin Report

Created for professional paralegals. By Chere Estrin.

http://estrinlegaled.typepad.com/my_weblog/
  • Oct 2

    Are You Calling Me Fat? .....And Other Little Career Mistake

    Are You Calling Me Fat? .....And Other Little Career Mistake
    A few years back, when I was a Paralegal Administrator for a major law firm, the Director of Administration took me to lunch at the Yorkshire Grill. He plied me full of a pastrami sandwich and insisted that I order the potato salad full of…
  • Aug 30

    "Girls" Just Wanna Have Funds......

    "Girls" Just Wanna Have Funds......
    "What’s your salary?” becomes a no-no in job interviews. By Chere B. Estrin There’s a hot trend sweeping equal-pay legislation right now and some legal field industry leaders are not too happy about it. New York,…
  • Jul 31

    How to Change Specialties: Getting It Right the Second Time

    How to Change Specialties: Getting It Right the Second Time
    Many paralegals who want to switch practice specialties write their resume with exactly what it is they are doing now, send out a cover letter stating they have lots of experience in their current practice area and are “detail oriented,…
Rank this Week: 336

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

Utah Water Rights and Water Law

Features case law summaries, legislative updates, and informative articles about Utah water law. By Jeff Gittins.

http://www.utahwaterrights.blogspot.com
  • Oct 2

    20-Year Review of the Bear River Compact

    20-Year Review of the Bear River Compact
    The Bear River Compact is an agreement between Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming that governs the distribution and use of water from the Bear River. The Compact was originally signed into law in 1958. The Compact provides that at least every 20 years,…
  • Sep 25

    Public Meeting Concerning the General Adjudication in Parleys Creek Area

    Public Meeting Concerning the General Adjudication in Parleys Creek Area
    The Utah Division of Water Rights has set a public meeting to discuss the general adjudication of water rights in the Parleys Creek area in Salt Lake County East Division of the Utah Lake / Jordan River Drainage (Area 57, Book 14).…
  • Sep 19

    Public Meeting Concerning the General Adjudication in Foothill Village Area

    Public Meeting Concerning the General Adjudication in Foothill Village Area
    The Utah Division of Water Rights has set a public meeting to discuss the general adjudication of water rights in the Foothill Village area in Salt Lake County East Division of the Utah Lake / Jordan River Drainage (Area 57, Book…
Rank this Week: 491

Towboatlaw

Towboatlaw

Covers admiralty & maritime law on the rivers and inland waterways of the United States. y Fred Goldsmith.

http://towboatlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 485

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Covers broker and realtor issues, construction and development, landords and tenants, and real estate taxation. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz.

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 940

IT Law in Ireland

IT Law in Ireland

Covers information technology law issues with a focus on freedom of expression, privacy and other fundamental rights. By TJ McIntyre.

http://www.tjmcintyre.com/
  • Oct 2

    Ireland must learn from UK data protection and ID disaster

    Ireland must learn from UK data protection and ID disaster
    I have a piece in today's Irish Times on the approach of the Irish state to privacy. In short: there's a lot of room for improvement. Text below with added links.Ireland must learn from UK data protection and ID disastersThe growth of the…
  • Aug 26

    Letter regarding the Public Services Card

    Letter regarding the Public Services Card
    I'm very grateful to my academic colleagues who have signed a letter expressing concern at the growing use of the (supposedly optional) public services card as a mandatory requirement for essentials as passports and social…
  • May 17

    Back in the saddle

    Back in the saddle
    I'm delighted to be able to say that starting this week I'll be working as a consultant with FP Logue Solicitors. The partners - Fred Logue and Niall Rooney - have an excellent track record in business law, with a focus on brands,…
Rank this Week: 315

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Ringler Radio - Legal Settlements

Internet radio show / Podcast hosted by the leaders in structured settlements. From Ringler Associates and the Law Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/ringler-radio
  • Oct 1

    The Legal Impact of Hurricane Harvey

    The Legal Impact of Hurricane Harvey
    Hurricane Harvey devastated the city of Houston, Texas and surrounding areas. FEMA claims, lost legal documents, the complexities of flood insurance, are just a few of the legal issues facing the people of Houston now. On Ringler Radio, host…
  • Sep 4

    Alleviating the Workers’ Compensation and Disability Management Proce

    Alleviating the Workers’ Compensation and Disability Management Proce
    The workers’ compensation and disability management process can be complicated for both employers and their workers. In this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Duke Wolpert talk about…
  • Aug 15

    The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance and Universal Claims Certification

    The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance and Universal Claims Certification
    The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), the largest professional association in the insurance industry, recently announced a new initiative, the Universal Claims Certification (UCC), which is a certification program with a goal…
Rank this Week: 373

Divorce and Family Law in Tarrant…

Divorce and Family Law in Tarrant County, Texas

Discusses family law and divorce issues. By Dick Price.

http://dick-price.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    Can One Attorney Represent Both Parties in a Divorce?

    Can One Attorney Represent Both Parties in a Divorce?
    NO!!!Attorneys are trained to see both sides of an issue. Experienced attorneys have represented someone on each side of most common issues, but not at the same time and not opposing each other.Here's a simple example.  If the parties…
  • Sep 1

    Do You Have a Common Law Marriage?

    Do You Have a Common Law Marriage?
    I am writing this to be Texas-centric. I recently read an article in a national publication which confidently stated that there is no common law marriage.  That's probably true in about 42 other states, but not so in Texas. Common law…
  • Jun 1

    Lessons From a Day at Court

    Lessons From a Day at Court
    I have heard innumerable people say that the one thing they want the most is to have their "day in court".  They want to spill the beans and tell the truth about everything.  They believe that they will feel better and justice will…
Rank this Week: 714

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

Provides information about the Texas approach to Collaborative Law. By Dick Price.

http://texascollaborativelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    What Should You Do if Your Spouse Gives You a List of Suggested Attorneys for a Collaborative Divorce?

    What Should You Do if Your Spouse Gives You a List of Suggested Attorneys for a Collaborative Divorce?
    Although you might be tempted to run hard in the opposite direction, this is not a bad or scary thing. You may not want a divorce, but if your spouse wants it, a divorce will be granted eventually. The list you receive may be the key to…
  • Sep 1

    Why Negotiating Outside the Meetings is a Bad Idea

    Why Negotiating Outside the Meetings is a Bad Idea
    Some people will always be tempted to try to negotiate parts of their settlement outside the Collaborative meetings.  Sometimes, both parties want to do it, but most often it's just one of the parties who tries to engage their spouse in…
  • Jun 1

    Don't Be a Lone Ranger!

    Don't Be a Lone Ranger!
    When you're going through a divorce, even using Collaborative Law, it's sometimes frustrating.  It may seem like things are moving too slow or too fast, or that things aren't going your way and your spouse if getting whatever he or she…
Rank this Week: 713

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers legal topics such as appeals, drug crimes, internet crimes, white collar crime, and federal criminal trials. By Kish & Lietz.

http://www.georgiafederalcriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    Party Time: D.C. v. Westby in the U.S. Supreme Court

    Party Time: D.C. v. Westby in the U.S. Supreme Court
    Swear to God, same thing happened to me!  Go to a party on a Saturday night, cops bust in,  homeowner claims to “know nothing”, everybody gets busted and goes down to the police station.  Officers make arrests for…
  • Sep 30

    Interesting People Have the Best Cases: Rod Class v. U.S.

    Interesting People Have the Best Cases: Rod Class v. U.S.
    I happen to like people like Rodney “Rod” Class, even if I often  disagree with them.  Some people call him a “gun nut.”  He refers to himself as a “constitutional bounty hunter.”  He…
  • Sep 29

    Back to the Future: the Fourth Amendment in the Digital Age

    Back to the Future: the Fourth Amendment in the Digital Age
    OK, those unfortunate souls who occasionally read this blog know that I like to go on about the intersection of the 18th Century language in our Bill of Rights (which includes such tremendous ideas like religious liberty, freedom of…
Rank this Week: 784

Lawyer Advertising Blog - Attorney…

Lawyer Advertising Blog - Attorney Advertising & Marketing Info

Covers attorney advertising on TV, radio, billboards, yellow pages, Internet and vanity phone numbers. By Philip L. Franckel.

http://www.lawyer-advertising-blog.com
  • Sep 30

    Will Google Warn Visitors Away From Your Website?

    Will Google Warn Visitors Away From Your Website?
    Beginning in October, if your law firm website doesn’t use SSL, Google will warn visitors who use your contact form that it is “Not Secure”. Potential clients will likely go to another lawyer’s website when they see…
  • Sep 23

    Are Vanity Phone Numbers Still Relevant?

    Are Vanity Phone Numbers Still Relevant?
    With the importance of Internet advertising for lawyers, some attorneys have the misconception that their website makes vanity phone numbers less important then they used to be. That’s because most lawyers don’t understand what a…
  • Aug 21

    Can You Afford to Drop the Yellow Pages?

    Can You Afford to Drop the Yellow Pages?
    Kirkpatrick Creative, an advertising agency representing law firms, says probably not. Not surprisingly, it seems that print yellow page phone books still work. Usually, when a new form of media arrives on the scene, it doesn’t replace…
Rank this Week: 267

Botulism Blog

Botulism Blog

Surveillance and analysis on Botulism news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark, LLP.

http://www.botulismblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Death Wish Coffee with Botulism Risk

    Death Wish Coffee with Botulism Risk
    Death Wish Coffee Co. (“Death Wish”), the Round Lake, N.Y.-based Coffee producer known for producing the ‘World’s Strongest Coffee’, has initiated a recall its 11-oz Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew cans. Death Wish in…
  • Aug 5

    What You and Your Family Need to Know About Botulism

    What You and Your Family Need to Know About Botulism
    BOTULISM—A Rare, But Deadly Disease Botulism is a rare, life-threatening paralytic illness caused by neurotoxins produced by an anaerobic, gram-positive, spore-forming bacterium, Clostridium botulinum.[1]  Unlike Clostridium…
  • May 28

    California Botulism Outbreak Update

    California Botulism Outbreak Update
    The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) tested and confirmed that nacho cheese sauce that was sold at a gas station in Sacramento County has tested positive for the toxin that causes botulism. The toxin found in the cheese sauce is…
Rank this Week: 875

Ad Briefs: Covering Your Ads

Ad Briefs: Covering Your Ads

Covers legal issues affecting interactive, sports and entertainment marketing and promotions. By Sheppard Mullin Richter and Hampton LLP.

http://www.coveringyourads.com/
  • Sep 29

    Paid to Post? #FTCAdvice for Influencer

    Paid to Post? #FTCAdvice for Influencer
    In our previous blog post, “#CAUTION: FTC Ramps Up Enforcement of and Education on Social Media Influencer Disclosure Requirements,” we discussed a recent Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) settlement and the…
  • Sep 19

    #CAUTION: FTC Ramps Up Enforcement of and Education on Social Media Influencer Disclosure Requirement

    #CAUTION: FTC Ramps Up Enforcement of and Education on Social Media Influencer Disclosure Requirement
    In 2017, being a “social media influencer” can mean big bucks. Companies are increasingly eager to pay individuals with large social media followings substantial sums to promote products in the hopes of reaching millions of…
  • Jul 31

    Privacy Hat Trick: Three New State Laws to Juggle

    Privacy Hat Trick: Three New State Laws to Juggle
    Nevada, Oregon and New Jersey recently passed laws focusing on the collection of consumer information, serving as a reminder for advertisers, retailers, publishers and data collectors to keep up-to-date, accurate and compliant privacy and…
Rank this Week: 880

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • Sep 29

    Chuck Person and Rashan Michel are Not Guilty

    Chuck Person and Rashan Michel are Not Guilty
    If you were surprised to learn that college basketball is infected by money, you really haven’t been paying attention. But the story told in the criminal complaint filed this week… read more → The post Chuck Person and…
  • Sep 14

    Florida Nursing Home Faces Criminal Investigation After Hurricane Irma Death

    Florida Nursing Home Faces Criminal Investigation After Hurricane Irma Death
    A Florida nursing home that lost power during Hurricane Irma is being criminally investigated after eight of its residents died due to heat-related causes. Last Sunday, The Rehabilitation Center at… read more → The post Florida…
  • Sep 8

    Equifax Data Breach Lawsuit – Do I have a claim?

    Equifax Data Breach Lawsuit – Do I have a claim?
    Many of us woke up today to news that Equifax, one of the three major credit agencies in the U.S., fell victim to hackers, resulting in a massive data breach.… read more → The post Equifax Data Breach Lawsuit – Do I have a…
Rank this Week: 781

Poppe Law Blog

Poppe Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, professional malpractice and unfair claims handling by insurance companies.

http://www.poppelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Sep 29

    American Airlines Employees Sue Uniform Manufacturer Over Dangerous Chemical

    American Airlines Employees Sue Uniform Manufacturer Over Dangerous Chemical
    Over 100 American Airlines employees have filed a lawsuit against uniform manufacturer, Twin Hill, after suffering allergic reactions and illnesses from dangerous chemicals in the uniforms.
  • Sep 19

    Women Medically Misdiagnosed at Alarming Rate

    Women Medically Misdiagnosed at Alarming Rate
    Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States, with 250,000 medical errors occurring in hospitals each year. Women are at an even higher risk of being misdiagnosed.
  • Sep 8

    Equifax Data Breach

    Equifax Data Breach
    Find out if you are part of the Equifax data breach.
Rank this Week: 762

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    5 Estate Planning Tips for Your Retirement

    5 Estate Planning Tips for Your Retirement
    Are you getting close to retirement? Do you want to develop an effective estate plan but you are not sure how to start? If your answer to one of these two questions is affirmative, you have come to the right resource. We are all aware how…
  • Jul 10

    Probate and Long Term Health Care

    Probate and Long Term Health Care
    Most seniors do their best to prepare for the unfortunate, inevitable, outcome that one day they will pass away.  They create their will, and with painstaking detail allocate their hard-earned money and assets to spouses, children,…
  • May 25

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction
    The number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States is growing rapidly. So, too, are the number of myths surrounding the disease and other forms of dementia. Let’s begin by looking at what we do know about…
Rank this Week: 802

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi bring us their and their guests views on a variety of hot legal topics. Part of the Legal Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/
  • Sep 29

    Legal Implications of the Equifax Data Breach

    Legal Implications of the Equifax Data Breach
    The credit-reporting agency Equifax experienced a massive data breach, exposing the personal and financial data of 143 million U.S. consumers, including names, birthdates, addresses, and even social security numbers and license numbers. On…
  • Sep 15

    DACA, DREAMers, and the Threat of Deportation

    DACA, DREAMers, and the Threat of Deportation
    After the recording of this podcast, President Trump mentioned that he would work with Democrats on DACA and immigration policy. As of today, a potential "DACA deal" with Democrats remains unclear.  Due to the developing nature of this…
  • Sep 1

    First Amendment’s Clash with Censorship and Hate Speech

    First Amendment’s Clash with Censorship and Hate Speech
    For the past year, the First Amendment, censorship, and hate speech have been at the forefront of the news cycle. From President Trump blocking users on Twitter, to violence at rallies or on college campuses, protections of our First…
Rank this Week: 372

International Family Law

International Family Law

Covers international divorce law, international child custody, international child abduction and international prenuptial agreements. By Jeremy Morley.

http://www.internationalfamilylawfirm.com/
  • Sep 29

    Expert Testimony as to Potential International Child Abduction to Colombia

    Expert Testimony as to Potential International Child Abduction to Colombia
    In an order issued on September 25, 2017, the Chancery Division – Family Part of the Superior Court of Union County, New Jersey, held that Jeremy D. Morley “was qualified by the Court, without objection, as an expert in the area…
  • Sep 21

    Unenforceability of Japanese Custody and Hague Abduction Convention Order

    Unenforceability of Japanese Custody and Hague Abduction Convention Order
    Jeremy D. Morley*Child custody orders are not enforced in Japan. There is merely a provision for a fine, but it is usually de minimis and rarely employed.  It does not impede a parent with physical possession of a child from denying the…
  • Sep 11

    Chinese Recognition of Foreign Divorce Judgment

    Chinese Recognition of Foreign Divorce Judgment
    Jeremy D. MorleyIt has been reported that on 30 June 2017, “for the first time in history,” a Chinese court recognized and enforced a U.S. commercial monetary judgment. Dr. Jie (Jeanne) Huang, Chinese Court Unprecedentedly…
Rank this Week: 398

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Civil Appellate practice tips, resources, and news. Published by D. Todd Smith, Attorney at Law.

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    How Appellate Work Saved Me from Diabetes and Diabetes Made Me a Better Appellate Lawyer

    How Appellate Work Saved Me from Diabetes and Diabetes Made Me a Better Appellate Lawyer
    I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 44 years ago, on September 24, 1973, and have practiced appellate law full-time since 1989. Appellate law has played a major part in helping me live a longer and healthy life. In 1973, the life expectancy…
  • Sep 8

    Advocate v. Advisor: Estimating Likelihood of Succe

    Advocate v. Advisor: Estimating Likelihood of Succe
    “We’re going to win,” a board-member announced, pointing at the application for a temporary restraining order, and looking around the room. Turning her gaze to me, she reiterated, “it says, ‘Plaintiff Will Likely…
  • Sep 5

    Talking Legal Tech on New Solo

    Talking Legal Tech on New Solo
    Anyone familiar with me as a lawyer knows I have a penchant for legal technology. It’s a regular topic of discussion around here, particularly as it relates to modern-day appellate practice. I’m always looking for ways to…
Rank this Week: 871

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation and real estate law. By David B. Snyder of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 29

    Appraisal Groups Seek To Prevent Appraisal Waiver

    Appraisal Groups Seek To Prevent Appraisal Waiver
    35 appraiser organizations including the Appraisal Institute are asking Congress to prevent Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae from issuing appraisal waivers. Freddie and Fannie recently announced plans to no longer require appraisals for first…
  • Sep 28

    PA Considers Bill Prohibiting Condemnations Land Locking Propertie

    PA Considers Bill Prohibiting Condemnations Land Locking Propertie
    A bill was introduced in the PA House of Representatives which stating that “in the case of a partial taking of the property of a condemnee, a condemnor may not render the remaining parcel inaccessible to the condemnee by creating a…
  • Aug 29

    Freddie Mac OKs Appraisal Alternative for Some Mortgage

    Freddie Mac OKs Appraisal Alternative for Some Mortgage
    Freddie Mac announced that it will utilize automated collateral evaluations to determine when an automated appraisal can be used for new home mortgages and refinancing. ACE uses data from multiple listing services, public records and…
Rank this Week: 827

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Sep 29

    Book review: Kill All Normie

    Book review: Kill All Normie
    I’ve just finished reading “Kill All Normies” by Angela Nagle, a thoroughly enjoyable experience for anyone who is interested in Internet culture wars and how politics is shaping and being shaped by various online tribes.…
  • Sep 15

    Monkey selfie case settled out of court, questions remain

    Monkey selfie case settled out of court, questions remain
    So, the long-running legal saga starring a photographer, a monkey and an animal rights organisation has finally come to an end when both parties (not the monkey) have reached a settlement. While it is not common to learn the particulars of…
  • Aug 18

    The great free speech online debate

    The great free speech online debate
    One of the most over-used (yet true) legal comparisons in Internet regulation studies is to contrast the European and US approaches to freedom of speech when it comes to cyberspace. The United States favours an almost unlimited view of…
Rank this Week: 320

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Covers quirky questions in employment law. By Dorsey & Whitney LLP.

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
Rank this Week: 782

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
  • Sep 27

    Agencies, Judges, Deference, and Work

    Agencies, Judges, Deference, and Work
    Lately, judicial deference to agency decision-making is a hot topic (by administrative law standards, at least). Judges and law professors are always talking about deference, but the recent attack on Chevron deference, spearheaded by…
  • Sep 1

    Goodbye to Lesley

    Goodbye to Lesley
    Earlier this week, Lesley McAllister, who taught environmental law at the University of San Diego and then at UC Davis, passed away after a long battle with cancer. Among the many accomplishments of Lesley's too-short career was playing a…
  • Aug 29

    Schools searching for environmental law professor

    Schools searching for environmental law professor
    Several law schools are looking to hire environmental law professors this year. So I've put together a list of openings. The text below is pasted from position announcements if I have them, though I have not always pasted the whole...
Rank this Week: 519

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Sep 27

    San Francisco City Attorney invokes UCL in suit against Equifax

    San Francisco City Attorney invokes UCL in suit against Equifax
    Yesterday, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed suit in San Francisco Superior Court against Equifax. The complaint has a single cause of action: for violation of the UCL. In particular, the complaint alleges a series of UCL…
  • Sep 21

    Insurance bad faith and the UCL

    Insurance bad faith and the UCL
    The September 2017 issue of Plaintiff magazine has an article by Jeffrey I. Ehrlich called "Be an insurance Myth Buster!" One of the busted myths relates to the UCL. The myth is this: "An insurer's breach of its common-law…
  • Sep 18

    Ninth Circuit holds Rule 23(f) time limit not jurisdictional: Lambert v. Neutraceutical Corp.

    Ninth Circuit holds Rule 23(f) time limit not jurisdictional: Lambert v. Neutraceutical Corp.
    In Lambert v. Neutraceutical Corp., ___ F.3d ___ (9th Cir. Sept. 14, 2017), the Ninth Circuit considered a UCL, FAL and CLRA action against the manufacturer of an "aphrodisiac dietary supplement." Slip op. at 5. The complaint…
Rank this Week: 412

ChasenBoscolo Injury Law Blog

ChasenBoscolo Injury Law Blog

Reports on personal injury news.

http://blog.chasenboscolo.com/
  • Sep 26

    Massage Envy Sexual Abuse in Maryland and Washington, D.C.

    Massage Envy Sexual Abuse in Maryland and Washington, D.C.
    Massage Envy, a franchised chain that employs tens of thousands of massage therapists nationwide, has dozens of locations throughout the D.C. metro area. As perhaps the most recognizable name in the industry, Massage Envy has built its…
  • Jun 23

    Helping Largo Kaiser Permanente Patients Exposed to Infection

    Helping Largo Kaiser Permanente Patients Exposed to Infection
    When hospitals fail to ensure the equipment they use is safe, patients face potential exposure to infection and disease. Recently, Kaiser Permanente in Largo, Maryland, has come under scrutiny for its failure to sterilize equipment used…
  • Jun 23

    Helping Largo Kaiser Permanente Patients Exposed to Infection

    Helping Largo Kaiser Permanente Patients Exposed to Infection
    When hospitals fail to ensure the equipment they use is safe, patients face potential exposure to infection and disease. Recently, Kaiser Permanente in Largo, Maryland, has come under scrutiny for its failure to sterilize equipment used…
Rank this Week: 495

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

The latest updates on developments affecting government contracts. Published by Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 879

Aviation and Airport Development…

Aviation and Airport Development Law

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

http://www.aviationairportdevelopmentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 873

National Insurance Law Forum

National Insurance Law Forum

Discussion forum among insurance industry professionals, risk managers, attorneys, policyholders, students, and others with an interest in the development of American insurance law.

http://www.insurancelawforum.com/
Rank this Week: 680

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

Covers New Jersey family law. By Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 26

    This Agreement to Arbitrate Will Self-Destruct in 3…2…1…

    This Agreement to Arbitrate Will Self-Destruct in 3…2…1…
    Arbitration – essentially, a private trial in which the parties hire a fact-finder who serves in lieu of a judge – has become an increasingly common means of resolving family law disputes.  Although an arbitration may be…
  • Sep 7

    Where Should Custody and Parenting Issues Be Decided?

    Where Should Custody and Parenting Issues Be Decided?
    Sometimes, the location of a case – for one reason or another – can be just as important as anything else.  Perhaps the law is different and more beneficial to one side in a particular location; possibly, one place is simply…
  • Sep 7

    Right Against Self-Incrimination Preserved for Parents in Cases Involving Child Sexual Abuse

    Right Against Self-Incrimination Preserved for Parents in Cases Involving Child Sexual Abuse
    Thankfully, sexual abuse allegations against parents do not often arise in the context of a divorce typical. However, when those scenarios do arise, they bring lawyers, litigants and judges alike in to unchartered territory where they…
Rank this Week: 872

Course and Scope

Course and Scope

Covers workers's compensation in Connecticut. By James Aspell.

http://aspelllaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 25

    Connecticut Worker's Compensation: A Primer

    Connecticut Worker's Compensation: A Primer
    Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Claims: Eligibility, Filing, and Appeals Understand how workers' compensation works in the state of Connecticut. By Sachi Barreiro Virtually all employers in Connecticut are required to carry…
  • Jul 12

    Rate of CT workplace injuries, illnesses exceeds nation'

    Rate of CT workplace injuries, illnesses exceeds nation'
    Rate of CT workplace injuries, illnesses exceeds nation's Related Content Content by John Stearns More than 36,000 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported among Connecticut's private industry employers in 2015, resulting in…
  • Jun 15

    CRB Excuses Claimant's Failure to Attend Formal hearing

    CRB Excuses Claimant's Failure to Attend Formal hearing
    In the recent CRB case of Greene vs. Ansonia Copper and Brass the Claimant, who was represented by counsel, failed to attend a scheduled formal hearing to prosecute her claim for 31-308a post PPD discretionary payments. Unfortunately, the…
Rank this Week: 901

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Covers adoption, annulment, child abuse, child custody and support, cohabitation, property division, domestic violence, divorce and separation. By Jeanne Hannah.

http://jeannehannah.typepad.com/blog_jeanne_hannah_traver/
  • Sep 25

    Fatherless children? Why would any mother or father think this is a good idea?

    Fatherless children? Why would any mother or father think this is a good idea?
    Children need both parents to grow up as healthy, fully-functioning adults. Mothers who seek to exclude a child's other parent from the child's like are doing the child a great disservice--a great harm. "Children who grow up without a…
  • Sep 22

    Unwed parents : Adoption | Prompt Action by Father Saves the Day

    Unwed parents : Adoption | Prompt Action by Father Saves the Day
    Seeking an order of filiation after having been given notice that a petition for an adoption has been filed, resulted in an order of filiation being entered. Therefore, when the legal father showed up at the adoption hearing and contested the…
  • Aug 9

    Relocation Cases | What Standards will a Court Follow in Decisions?

    Relocation Cases | What Standards will a Court Follow in Decisions?
    In a landmark decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court reversed nearly two decades of law in a landmark decision on Tuesday by setting a new standard when it comes to the relocation of children in child custody cases. In Bisbing...
Rank this Week: 409

I/P Updates

I/P Updates

Offers news and information for intellectual property practitioners. By William F. Heinze.

http://ip-updates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 636

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
  • Sep 23

    EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Met with Many Corporate Execs -- then Made Decisions in their Favor

    EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Met with Many Corporate Execs -- then Made Decisions in their Favor
    (an excerpt from The Washington Post) Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has met regularly with corporate executives from the automobile, mining and fossil fuel industries — in several instances shortly before…
  • Sep 22

    Guest Post: Hurricane Harvey Shows the Desperate Need for More Renewable Energy

    Guest Post: Hurricane Harvey Shows the Desperate Need for More Renewable Energy
    [Clean Air Watch is pleased to present this timely guest post by Emily Folk]Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, is home to numerous oil refineries, chemical plants and legacy superfund sites. The waste chemicals from these…
  • Sep 7

    Pollution Control Companies to EPA: Don't Approve Dirty Diesel Truck Loophole

    Pollution Control Companies to EPA: Don't Approve Dirty Diesel Truck Loophole
    The companies that make and sell pollution control equipment are urging the U.S. EPA NOT to re-open a glaring loophole that would permit trucks to pollute 20-40 times more than new trucks.  In response to a Tennessee company and member…
Rank this Week: 929

Texas Attorney Blog

Texas Attorney Blog

Covers construction law, development, mechanic's liens, mortgage lending, premises liability, real estate law & news, rural water utilities, and Texas Supreme Court Updates. By Aimee Hess.

http://www.texasattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    New Oil Recovery Techniques Will Benefit Texas Royalty Owner

    New Oil Recovery Techniques Will Benefit Texas Royalty Owner
    Graph courtesy of EOG Resources EOG Resources has been experimenting with enhanced oil recovery (EOR) techniques that may be good news for Texas mineral and royalty owners. Specifically, EOG has been using injections of natural gas to…
  • Sep 15

    DNA Used to Predict Oil and Gas Deposit

    DNA Used to Predict Oil and Gas Deposit
    A company known as Biodentify, based in the Netherlands, announced that it can help predict oil and gas deposits based on DNA in the soil just a foot beneath the surface! Specifically, the company claims that by analyzing the microbiological…
  • Sep 8

    The United States Continues to Lead in Oil and Gas Production

    The United States Continues to Lead in Oil and Gas Production
    Interesting to realize that United States has overtaken Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world’s largest oil and gas producer and continues to lead in production. On April 7, 2016, the U.S. Energy Information Administration…
Rank this Week: 795

New York Divorce Report

New York Divorce Report

Covers child custody, child support, divorce, equitable distribution, marriage, spousal maintenance, and visitation. By Daniel E. Clement.

http://clementlaw.com/the-divorce-report/
  • Sep 22

    “Anonymous v. Anonymous”- Filing A New York Divorce Secretly

    “Anonymous v. Anonymous”- Filing A New York Divorce Secretly
      Huma Abedin filed a motion to have her New York divorce against Anthony Weiner calendared, docketed and heard secretly.  The request would allow their divorce to be listed on the New York County Supreme Court’s dockets as…
  • Sep 22

    “Anonymous v. Anonymous”- Filing A New York Divorce Secretly

    “Anonymous v. Anonymous”- Filing A New York Divorce Secretly
      Huma Abedin filed a motion to have her New York divorce against Anthony Weiner calendared, docketed and heard secretly.  The request would allow their divorce to be listed on the New York County Supreme Court’s dockets as…
  • Sep 22

    “Anonymous v. Anonymous”- Filing A New York Divorce Secretly

    “Anonymous v. Anonymous”- Filing A New York Divorce Secretly
      Huma Abedin filed a motion to have her New York divorce against Anthony Weiner calendared, docketed and heard secretly.  The request would allow their divorce to be listed on the New York County Supreme Court’s dockets as…
Rank this Week: 587

Now, Why Didn't I Think of That?

Now, Why Didn't I Think of That?

Covers patents, trademarks, copyright, and intellectual property. By Sander Gelsing.

http://www.gelsing.ca/blog
  • Sep 21

    Canadian Representative for Service – Foreign Inventor

    Canadian Representative for Service – Foreign Inventor
      For many years, section 29 of the Canadian Patent Act required that a foreign (non-Canadian) patent applicant appoint a legal representative in Canada. Although this was not of concern to our foreign clients, because we act as their…
  • Apr 2

    What is a Patent

    What is a Patent
    A patent is the grant to a patentee, or inventor, of an exclusive right, privilege and liberty of making, constructing or using the invention and selling it to others to be used. In Canada the legal owner of an invention can obtain a patent…
  • Apr 1

    What is a Trademark

    What is a Trademark
    A trade-mark can consist of a word, slogan, logo, symbol, design or any combination thereof, adopted and used by a manufacturer or merchant to identify his or her goods or services and to distinguish them from those manufactured and sold by…
Rank this Week: 614

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Focuses on complliance, corporate governance, disclosure, mergers and tax issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 704

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Sep 21

    Mission Creep for Mueller? What Mission Creep? His Charter is Boundless.

    Mission Creep for Mueller? What Mission Creep? His Charter is Boundless.
    I was on Tucker Carlson's show Tuesday night and he asked me whether Bob Mueller was guilty of "mission creep on a grand scale" by investigating "financial dealings going back some years." Presumably this was a reference…
  • Sep 16

    DOJ Considering Changes to Yates Memo

    DOJ Considering Changes to Yates Memo
    According to Reuters, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said on Thursday that there may be changes to the Yates Memo "in the near future." As discussed at length on this blog (see here, here, here, and here; see also here...
  • Aug 25

    Second Circuit Chills Joint Defense Communications in U.S. v. Krug.

    Second Circuit Chills Joint Defense Communications in U.S. v. Krug.
    In a remarkable opinion issued last Friday in United States v. Krug, the Second Circuit ruled that a courthouse hallway conversation between two co-defendants covered by the same Joint Defense Agreement, and overheard by a third covered…
Rank this Week: 432

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/
  • 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…
  • Sep 20

    Using Infographics in Strategic Planning & Assessment

    Using Infographics in Strategic Planning & Assessment
    The UW Law Library engages in regular strategic planning and assessment of our effectiveness in achieving our mission and realizing our goals.  At the beginning of the academic year, we develop a strategic plan consisting of three parts:…
  • Sep 14

    Access LLMC Digital Remotely With Your Wisconsin State Law Library Card

    Access LLMC Digital Remotely With Your Wisconsin State Law Library Card
    LLMC Digital is a searchable archive of historical primary legal sources for Wisconsin, the United States, and other jurisdictions. Wisconsin materials included in LLMC’s collections include historical Wisconsin reports, session laws,…
Rank this Week: 591

Embassy Law Blog

Embassy Law Blog

Covers developments in embassy, consular, international organization and immunity law.

http://embassylaw.com
  • Sep 20

    How to Address the Ambassador? Protocol, not Law

    How to Address the Ambassador? Protocol, not Law
    Protocol lays down rules, as does the law, but they are not the same. A frequently asked question is how to address diplomats, from the ambassador down the ranks to junior attaches, and the most important persons who can decide over access…
  • Jun 17

    Limited Review of NAFTA Arbitration Award

    Limited Review of NAFTA Arbitration Award
    In Mesa Energy Group LLC v. Government of Canada, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia explored numerous challenges to an adverse arbitral award issued in Miami under NAFTA rules. The plaintiff had entered into an…
  • Apr 14

    District Court Limits Sovereignty in Expropriation Matter

    District Court Limits Sovereignty in Expropriation Matter
    The United States District Court for the District of Columbia in Washington, DC, limited in Philipp v. Federal Republic of Germany the defendant's sovereign immunity in a clear separation of claims related to alleged takings by Nazi…
Rank this Week: 665

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Sep 20

    Supreme Court Preview 2017: Highlights and Perspective

    Supreme Court Preview 2017: Highlights and Perspective
    On the first Monday in October, the Supreme Court session opens. Professors Adam Chilton, Aziz Huq, and Daniel Hemel offer insight into some of the issues the Court will hear in the upcoming year. Recorded on September 18, 2017, in…
  • May 2

    Aaron Nielson, "The Past and Future of Deference: From Justice Scalia to Justice Gorsuch"

    Aaron Nielson, "The Past and Future of Deference: From Justice Scalia to Justice Gorsuch"
    With commentary by Professor Daniel Hemel Professor Nielson is a law professor at Brigham Young University and teaches/writes in the areas of administrative law, civil procedure, federal courts, and antitrust. Before joining the faculty,…
  • Apr 21

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)
    Featuring Professors Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Katharine Baker, Daniel Hemel, and Richard Epstein. Moderated by Professor Emily Buss. Presented by the Domestic and Sexual Violence Project, Defenders, Law Women's Caucus, Education and Child…
Rank this Week: 807