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Separation: Can My Wife Keep Me from Taking My Kids to My Parents Some Details Inside

My question involves a marriage in the state of: New Jersey So - I am having a rocky marriage and we sleep in separate rooms. We have a 1 year old who I would drop off for an overnight every Tuesday and pick up Wednesday. Meanwhile, her parents sleep over 4 nights a week. This has been going on for about 6 months. We had an agreement when my wife went back to work. Due to my wife's hatred of my mother, she is trying to bar me from taking my baby over there anymore. It is out of spite. Ho...
Tags: Law, Divorce, New Jersey, Annulment and Separation


Sitting Shiva: Mourning Has Broken

A case that began with an altercation at a shiva has been remanded by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to resolve the obligations of an insurer to pay legal fees Appellant Kenneth Feld (“Feld”)... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Billable Hours, Kenneth Feld, Legal Profession Prof


DNA Results Are in

My question involves a child custody case from the State of: NYC I Picked the results yesterday. The results came back negative. I never though to be happy for getting a zero. I told her not to talk to me ever again, for interfering with my child conversation. Unfortunately I have to deal with her all my life because we do have one child, I wish I never met her.
Tags: Law, Child Custody, Support And Visitation


Service and Repair: Mechanic Broke Part, then Stopped Working on Vehicle. Do I Have an Insurance Claim

My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: Kentucky I took my car into a repair shop (by appointment) to have both rear brake lines replaced. Upon installing the new brake line, they somehow managed to strip the threads of the ABS module. This resulted in me needing a new ABS module. After I told them I refused to pay for a new one, which is over $400, they claimed they could get a used one for around $75. But the other issue here is that I brought the vehicle in before the shop ...
Tags: Law, Kentucky, Cars and Dealerships


Study Playlist — See Also

HERE'S SOME MUSIC FOR YOU: While you study for finals. BIGLAW FIRM APPARENTLY VISITED BY GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT: In response, it made Christmas Eve into a paid holiday, and probably expects that to placate the Ghost of Christmas Future. AMAL CLOONEY DOING WORK: Remember, America are the bad guys now. I WISH I COULD TELL YOU THAT WE WERE GOING TO FIX DOUBLE JEOPARDY: But this ain't no fairy tale. COME TO OUR HOLIDAY PARTY: That's an order... which you won't have to pay for because drinks ...
Tags: Law, America, See Also


At the Friday Night Café...

... you can talk about whatever you want.(And do remember to use the Althouse Portal to Amazon when you do your shopping.) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Law, Ann Althouse


3 Great Facts About The Late President George H.W. Bush, A ‘Charter Member Of The Greatest Generation’

Rest in peace, #41. You will be missed, but never forgotten.
Tags: Law, Government, Deaths, George H.W. Bush, Renwei Chung


From The Career Files: What Should You Do If You Get A Negative Performance Review?

Unfortunately, negative reviews sometimes come as a surprise.
Tags: Law, Lawyers, Career Center, Career Files


3 Tips To Ensure Successful Work Product From Your Associates [Sponsored]

Cutting-edge research tools continue to be game-changers.
Tags: Law, Thomson Reuters, Sponsored Content, Small Law Firms


Deutsche Bank Blaming Latest Legal Trouble On John Cryan Because Old Habits Die Hard

Meet the new boss, blaming the old boss!
Tags: Law, Finance, Deutsche Bank, John Cryan


What Do Pot And Software Have In Common? Stupid Patent Thickets Based On A Lack Of Patented Prior Art

Recently Reuters had a fascinating article all about the new patent thicket in pot that is appearing, thanks to legalization efforts in the US and around the globe. With marijuana now fully legal in Canada and at least partially legalized in the majority of U.S. states, companies are rushing to patent new formulations of the […]
Tags: Technology, Law, US, Canada, Patents, Intellectual Property, Reuters


Trust Your Barber: Knowing When To Defer To Experts

Try to make an effort to be a little better at knowing your limitations, and be a little more willing to swallow your pride and ask for help.
Tags: Law, Advice, Experts, Litigators, Matthew W. Schmidt


‘From The Inside Out’ With Hannah Samendinger Of Alt Legal [Sponsored]

Non-obvious insights from in-house legal departments to law firms and other lawyers on the outside.
Tags: Podcasts, Law, Sponsored Content, In-House Counsel, Alt.legal, Litigation Finance, Outside Counsel, Hannah Samendiger, Hannah Samendinger


The Ultimate Law School Finals Playlist

The Above the Law approved study playlist.
Tags: Music, Entertainment, Law, Law Schools, Finals


Now available on Oyez: This week’s oral argument audio aligned with the transcripts

Oyez has posted the aligned audio and transcripts from this week’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The court heard argument this week in: Dawson v. Steager Lorenzo v. Securities and Exchange Commission Biestek v. Berryhill Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. Gamble v. United States   The post Now available on Oyez: This week’s oral argument audio aligned with the transcripts appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, United States, Dawson, Oyez, Merits Cases, Berryhill Helsinn Healthcare S A, Steager Lorenzo, Securities and Exchange Commission Biestek, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc Gamble


One new grant today

This afternoon the justices issued an initial set of orders from their private conference today. They added just one new case, involving maritime law, to their merits docket for the term; they did not act on any of the higher-profile cases that they considered this morning, involving issues ranging from partisan gerrymandering to the death penalty and prayer by a high-school football coach. The Jones Act – a federal law regulating seaborne commerce in the United States – provides a remedy for se...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, United States, Howe, Merits Cases, Dutra Group, Batterton


Design Thinking Matters – A Wish for 2019

Last week, I had the opportunity to sit with 15 members of a large law firm’s administrative team for about 2 hours as I facilitated a Design Thinking workshop. Design Thinking is thoughtful as well as free flowing, a bit different for law firms. Once the domain of software development, it has been appropriated by law firms, sales, knowledge management, marketing and all kinds of disciplines and professionals with process problems to solve. Design Thinking, like its close friend, Agile Methodolo...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Process, Problem Solving, Design Thinking, Kate Simpson, Lawyer Magazine, Agile Development


Senator Ted Cruz supports FIRST STEP Act with revisions, Prez Trump tweets for a "VOTE," and the bill's prospects brighten

The US stock market probably can lay claim to being the most volatile and unpredictable metric since last months election, but the ups and downs surrounding the possible enactment of the FIRST STEP Act during the lame duck Congress have certainly been knocking me for a loop.  As of yesterday evening, as reflected in this post, I was ready to put a folk in reform efforts and conclude they were done for now.  But a new day brings all sorts of new developments: (1) Senator Ted Cruz issued this pres...
Tags: Law, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Gop, South Dakota, Alaska, Ted Cruz, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Mitch McConnell, Kansas City, Donald Trump, Cruz, Mitch


Some Good Bonus News… But Are Associates Here Still Making $180K?!?

Bonuses are nice, but we need to get this salary stuff squared away.
Tags: Money, Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Associate Compensation, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Associate Bonus Watch 2018


We Can’t Fix Double Jeopardy Because Donald Trump Is A Criminal

In a law class, I'd support the petitioners in Gamble v. U.S., but in TrumpWorld they need to lose.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Donald Trump, Gamble, Double Jeopardy, Gamble v. U.S


Death in prison of man with Asperger's 'raises serious concerns'

Coroner says Nicky Reilly, who was found hanged, was at chronic risk of self harmA coroner has expressed concern over the care given in prison to a man serving a sentence for a botched terrorism attack who was found hanged in his cell.Mohammed Saeed Alim, who was born Nicky Reilly, was jailed in 2009 after a bungled attempt to set off a homemade bomb in a Devon restaurant. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Law, Religion, Society, UK News, Mental Health, UK criminal justice, Islam, Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK security and counter-terrorism, Prisons and probation, Devon, Coroner, Asperger, Nicky Reilly


Amal Clooney Over Here Reminding People That America Is Enabling Atrocities

When you call reporters the "enemy of the people" there are repercussions.
Tags: Human Rights, Law, Government, Donald Trump, Amal Clooney


The Gloomy Future of Access to Family Justice in British Columbia: Outcomes of the Law Society’s 2018 Annual General Meeting

In December 2014, the Benchers of the Law Society of British Columbia unanimously agreed to act on the recommendations of its and pursue “an amendment to the Legal Profession Act authorizing it to establish and regulate new classes of legal service providers in order to address unmet and underserved legal needs.” The creation of this task force stemmed from the recommendations of the Legal Services Providers Task Force the previous year, which found that “to address unmet and underserved legal...
Tags: Law, British Columbia, Columbia, Agm, Law Society, Gordon Campbell, Practice Of Law, Justice Issues, National Action Committee, Legal Services Providers Task Force, Alternate Legal Services Providers Task Force, Society of Notaries Public, BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association


7 Shocking Tips To Ensure That Your Firm Holiday Party Is #MeToo Compliant

Some holiday advice that's more relevant to today’s workplace and society’s current concerns.
Tags: Law, Women's Issues, Holiday Parties, Labor / Employment, On The Job, Richard B. Cohen, MeToo, Holidays And Seaons


Feds request for Michael Cohen a "substantial term of imprisonment" though with a "modest downward variance" from Guideline range of 51-63 months in prison

Michael Cohen is scheduled to be sentenced by US District Judge William Pauley in New York City on December 12 after his guilty plea to charges including campaign finance fraud and lying to Congress.  As noted in this prior post, late last Friday, Cohen's lawyers filed this 30-page sentencing memorandum making a plea for leniency and a sentence of "time-served and restitution to the IRS."  Today it was time for federal prosecutors to weigh in, and the Acting US Attorney for the Southern District...
Tags: Law, Congress, Office, New York City, Court, US, United States, Irs, Cohen, William Pauley, Michael Cohen, Southern District of New York, SCO, Douglas A Berman, Prez Trump, Michael Cohen Prez Trump



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