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Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101

Covers securities enforcement, securities law and going public matters. By Hamilton & Associates.

http://www.securitieslawyer101.com/blog/
  • Sep 10

    Corporate Hijackings 101 l Securities Lawyer 101 Blog

    Corporate Hijackings 101 l Securities Lawyer 101 Blog
    Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Corporate hijackings, also known as corporate identity theft, of public shell companies has been around for more than a decade.  It  is a growing method used by fraudsters to acquire…
  • Feb 26

    George Theodule Sentenced to 150 Month

    George Theodule Sentenced to 150 Month
    On February 26, 2014, the FBI announced George Louis Theodule, 52, a former resident of Wellington, Florida was sentenced to 150 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Theodule previously pled guilty to wire…
  • Feb 26

    SEC Charges Arizona-Based Equity Fund l Securities Lawyer 101

    SEC Charges Arizona-Based Equity Fund l Securities Lawyer 101
    Securities Lawyer 101 Blog On February 26, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced charges against an Arizona-based private equity fund manager and his investment advisory firm for…
Rank this Week: 816

Florida Abogado de Lesión Blog

Florida Abogado de Lesión Blog

Spanish language blog on auto accidents and personal injuries. By Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A.

http://www.abogadodelesionflorida.com/
Rank this Week: 773

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses boating, car, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents. By Altman& Altman.

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 31

    Woman Killed in East Boston When Andrew McArdle Bridge Crushes Her

    Woman Killed in East Boston When Andrew McArdle Bridge Crushes Her
    A woman died in East Boston on Tuesday when the Meridian Street Bridge, also referred to as the Andrew McArdle Bridge, closed on top of her. Boston police are trying to figure out exactly what happened to cause the Massachusetts pedestrian…
  • Apr 16

    Newly Released Memo Reveals “Smoking Gun” in GM Recall Me

    Newly Released Memo Reveals “Smoking Gun” in GM Recall Me
    It appears as though the smallest, seemingly insignificant decision brought an auto giant to its knees. Media outlets and the general public alike have been closely following the General Motors recall crisis, searching for answers and where…
  • Apr 16

    Massachusetts General Hospital Doctors Settle Boston Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for $4.5M in Plymouth Woman’s Death

    Massachusetts General Hospital Doctors Settle Boston Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for $4.5M in Plymouth Woman’s Death
    Massachusetts General Hospital doctors George Velmaho and Alasdair Conn have agreed to settle for $4.5 million the Boston medical malpractice lawsuit accusing them of negligence in the 2005 death of a 62-year-old patient. Geraldine Moran was…
Rank this Week: 551

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

Offers case summaries of Delaware court decisions in business-related litigation. By Morris James.

http://www.delawarebusinesslitigation.com/
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim
    Silverberg v. Gold, C.A. 7646-VCP (December 31, 2013) Under Delaware law, a so-called Brophy claim seeks to recover the profits made by trading on insider information. Showing that material insider information was available is not…
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability
    Grace v. Ashbridge LLC, C.A. 8348-VCN (December 31, 2013) In general, a successor entity is not liable for its predecessor's obligations when there has been a fundamental change in the identity of the entity.  Here, the Court held…
  • Apr 16

    Court Of Chancery Explains Shared Causation In Fee Award

    Court Of Chancery Explains Shared Causation In Fee Award
    Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP v. Fidelity Management & Research Company, C.A. 8066-VCL (April 16, 2014) This decision explains how to calculate an attorney fee when there are 2 potential causes for a favorable settlement of a class…
Rank this Week: 280

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

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

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
  • Dec 29

    Wells Fargo Reaches $591 Million Mortgage Deal with Fannie Mae

    Wells Fargo Reaches $591 Million Mortgage Deal with Fannie Mae
    Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) has arrived at a $591 million mortgage settlement with Fannie Mae (FNMA). The arrangement resolves claims that the banking institution sold faulty mortgages to the government run-home loan financier and covers…
  • Apr 15

    SEC Takes a Closer Look at Municipal Bond

    SEC Takes a Closer Look at Municipal Bond
    The US Securities and Exchange Commission is finally beginning to scrutinize municipal bond issuers. Recent efforts include the opening of investigations into whether certain municipalities misled investors about their financial well-being…
  • Apr 12

    SAC Capital Advisor’s $1.8B Criminal Securities Fraud Settlement with the DOJ is Accepted by a Federal Judge

    SAC Capital Advisor’s $1.8B Criminal Securities Fraud Settlement with the DOJ is Accepted by a Federal Judge
    U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain has approved the criminal settlement reached between the US Department of Justice and SAC Capital Advisors LP. The hedge fund, which was founded by Steven A. Cohen, consented to pay a $1.8 billion…
Rank this Week: 767

Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer…

Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer Blog

Covers Insurance Law. By the Law Office of Eric H. Luckman, P.A.

http://www.floridainsuranceclaimslawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 4

    "Stranger Liability" For Insurance Provider

    "Stranger Liability" For Insurance Provider
    Our Palm Beach insurance claim attorneys noticed a recent interesting insurance law case. The suit, Hull & Co. v. Superior Court, involves "stranger liability," in other words whether a victim can sue the insurance broker who provided…
  • Apr 8

    When your insurer lets you down

    When your insurer lets you down
    If you are like most homeowners, you have paid your insurance premium monthly for as long as you've had your home. Then comes the day when you need to file a claim and your insurance company does everything in their power to avoid paying that…
  • Jan 28

    New Florida Bad Faith Insurance Decision

    New Florida Bad Faith Insurance Decision
    Residents in Palm Beach, Miami, and throughout southern Florida count on their insurance providers to be there when they need them. The entire purpose of paying premiums into an insurance policy is to provide peace of mind, knowing that…
Rank this Week: 915

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
Rank this Week: 17

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Shelby County and Hobby Lobby

    Shelby County and Hobby Lobby
    In the oral argument in Shelby County, Justice Scalia observed that the Voting Rights Act had been regularly re-enacted with a handful of negative votes -- "And this last enactment, not a single vote against it." A few moments later, he…
  • Apr 18

    George Will's Partial Constitution

    George Will's Partial Constitution
    Efforts to reduce the Constitution to one principle usually end up oversimplifying our nation’s fundamental charter, mangling it in the process.  So is the case with George Will’s recent column for the Washington Post, which…
  • Apr 18

    Negotiating Conflict through Federalism

    Negotiating Conflict through Federalism
    Cristina RodríguezFor the symposium on Federalism as the New Nationalism In my contribution to this symposium, Negotiating Conflict through Federalism, I begin with the question of what federalism might be good. I emphasize, however,…
Rank this Week: 183

Althouse

Althouse

Covers the law and news. From University of Wisconsin Law Professor Ann Althouse.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 48

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Apr 20

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download
    in criminal law and procedure ejournals are here. The usual disclaimers apply. RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 679 Last Words: A Survey and Analysis of Federal Judges' Views on Allocution in Sentencing Mark W. Bennett and Ira P. Robbins U.S.…
  • Apr 19

    "In Pistorius Trial, Critics See a Justice System Favoring the Rich and Famous"

    "In Pistorius Trial, Critics See a Justice System Favoring the Rich and Famous"
    From The New York Times: PRETORIA, South Africa — Before the murder trial of the double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius opened, a judge who ruled that most of it could be broadcast said his decision would counter the notion that South...
  • Apr 19

    "'Cops' and Suspects' Rights: Whatcha Gonna Do When They Record You?"

    "'Cops' and Suspects' Rights: Whatcha Gonna Do When They Record You?"
    This story is at FindLaw. In part: When the officers on "Cops" arrest most of their suspects, the circumstances leading up to the arrest are out in public. However, in order to avoid unlawfully appropriating the images of those…
Rank this Week: 186

Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Update - Semi Crash Blocks I15 Near Hamer

    Update - Semi Crash Blocks I15 Near Hamer
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 6 1540 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828…
  • Apr 20

    Semi Crash Blocks I15 Near Hamer

    Semi Crash Blocks I15 Near Hamer
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 6 1540 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828…
  • Apr 19

    Injury Crash Blocks Traffic in Nampa

    Injury Crash Blocks Traffic in Nampa
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
Rank this Week: 190

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    WA - Fake kidnapping of young boy stirs anger in Sequim

    WA - Fake kidnapping of young boy stirs anger in Sequim
    Original Article 04/15/2014 SEQUIM - Terror turned to outrage at a local park when parents realized a child kidnapping that played out before their eyes was actually faked -- just to make a video. On any given day, parents and their kids…
  • Apr 17

    CO - Former Longmont officer (Christopher Martinchick) sentenced

    CO - Former Longmont officer (Christopher Martinchick) sentenced
    Christopher MartinchickOriginal Article 04/15/2014 FORT COLLINS - A former Longmont police officer who admitted to the attempted sexual assault of a woman in Loveland was sentenced Tuesday to eight years of sex offender intensive supervised…
  • Apr 16

    KY - LMPD detective (Carl Payne) charged over dirty texts, soliciting sex

    KY - LMPD detective (Carl Payne) charged over dirty texts, soliciting sex
    Carl PayneOriginal Article 04/15/2014 By Mark Boxley Louisville Metro Police Detective Carl Payne was charged with three counts of first-degree official misconduct Monday over allegations he propositioned three women for sex after…
Rank this Week: 6

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Moritz College of Law Professor Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Apr 20

    Gov Chris Christie talking up drug sentencing reform as a pro-life commitment

    Gov Chris Christie talking up drug sentencing reform as a pro-life commitment
    As reported via this entry at Mediate, last week New Jersey Governor Chris Christie connected drug sentencing reform to another social issue frequently stressed by Republican officials and politicians. Here are the interesting details: New…
  • Apr 18

    Should Prez Obama create a "Presidential Commission on Mass Incarceration"? Who should be on it?

    Should Prez Obama create a "Presidential Commission on Mass Incarceration"? Who should be on it?
    The questions in the title of this post are prompted by one of the executive actions suggested earlier this week the Brennan Center for Justice in this new report titled "15 Executive Actions to Overcome Government Dysfunction."…
  • Apr 18

    Effort to repeal death penalty in New Hampshire falls one vote short

    Effort to repeal death penalty in New Hampshire falls one vote short
    As reported in this New York Times piece, headlined "Measure to Repeal Death Penalty Fails by a Single Vote in New Hampshire Senate," a tie vote yesterday in the Granite State will keep the death penalty alive there for now....
Rank this Week: 131

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

Covers legal news. From the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Apr 20

    Federal appeals court upholds controversial Wisconsin collective bargaining law

    Federal appeals court upholds controversial Wisconsin collective bargaining law
    [JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit [official website] on Friday upheld [opinion, PDF] Wisconsin's controversial Budget Repair Bill [Act 10, text] which significantly limits the collective bargaining rights of public…
  • Apr 20

    Egypt court sentences 23 Islamists to prison

    Egypt court sentences 23 Islamists to prison
    [JURIST] An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 23 people, alleged to be members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive], to three and a half years each in prison. The accused were imprisoned in connection…
  • Apr 20

    Proposed Brazil anti-terrorism law sparks human rights concern

    Proposed Brazil anti-terrorism law sparks human rights concern
    [JURIST] A new anti-terrorism bill presented in the Brazilian National Congress [official website, in Portuguese] on Saturday shortly before the 2014 World Cup is scheduled to begin in June has raised concern among human rights groups who…
Rank this Week: 45

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Apr 20

    Why Darden is Worth More than its Real Estate - Operation

    Why Darden is Worth More than its Real Estate - Operation
    Summary - 3 Points Think beyond Darden's real estate to determine if long term value is present. Both the activists and Darden provided incomplete analysis. Restaurant level EBITDA is a poor metric; free cash flow metric is better.…
  • Apr 20

    How Do You Treat Your Non-Operating Partners? - Operation

    How Do You Treat Your Non-Operating Partners? - Operation
    Everyone knows that it really pays off to explore if a franchise candidate is suited to your business. The question is: "Does it pay to spend as much time investigating the partners of a franchise candidate?" Married partners.....…
  • Apr 18

    Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza Adds Boston, Dallas & Phoenix - Restaurant Funding Group

    Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza Adds Boston, Dallas & Phoenix - Restaurant Funding Group
    LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 17, 2014) - Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza, the leader of the rapidly expanding build-your-own pizza category, today announced that it has signed three new area development agreements to open Blaze Pizza franchise…
Rank this Week: 197

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

Covers the many flavors of appellate issues and law. By Dorothy Easley.

http://appellategourmetappealsinflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 805

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Apr 20

    Earth Month Tip: Check Out Energy Star’s Save Energy at Home tool to save money and reduce carbon pollution

    Earth Month Tip: Check Out Energy Star’s Save Energy at Home tool to save money and reduce carbon pollution
    Energy Star’s Save Energy at Home Tool can guide you in making your home more energy efficient — whether you do it yourself or hire a qualified professional. The online tool has tips for saving energy all around your home and…
  • Apr 19

    Earth Month Tip: Clean the area around the outdoor components of your HVAC system.

    Earth Month Tip: Clean the area around the outdoor components of your HVAC system.
    Did you know as much as half of your household energy use goes to heating and cooling? Airflow problems can reduce your HVAC system’s efficiency by up to 15% and contribute to carbon pollution. In fact, dirt and neglect are the top…
  • Apr 18

    Earth Month Tip: Check your tire pressure

    Earth Month Tip: Check your tire pressure
    You can improve your gas mileage by up to 3.3% by keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure. Under-inflation increases tire wear, reduces your fuel economy, and leads to higher carbon pollution emissions. Properly inflated tires are…
Rank this Week: 121

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    EASTER IS A STORY OF HOPE

    EASTER IS A STORY OF HOPE
    Weekly Address: President Obama Offers Easter and Passover Greetings WASHINGTON, DC – In this week’s address, the President offered his warmest greetings as millions of Americans celebrate Easter this Sunday and recounted the…
  • Apr 20

    CAROLYN WISHES YOU LOVE, HOPE & JOY

    CAROLYN WISHES YOU LOVE, HOPE & JOY
    Dear Lucas: Easter is upon us and this holiday of hope and inspiration offers an opportunity to reflect on, and renew our commitment to, those who matter most in our lives. To all who are celebrating Easter today, I hope you are able to…
  • Apr 20

    GOING TO CHURCH?

    GOING TO CHURCH?
    54% Plan to Go to Church This Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014 Most Americans plan to attend a religious service this Easter, and even more will eat with their families to commemorate the day. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey…
Rank this Week: 8

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers life insurance, disability insurance, and claims denial. By Mark S. Humphreys, P.C.

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Delay In Paying A Claim

    Delay In Paying A Claim
    Fort Worth insurance attorneys need to be aware of this 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision. The style of the case is W.W. Rowland Trucking Company, Inc. v. Max America Insurance Co. Here is the relevant information from the case....
  • Apr 19

    Life Insurance And Missed Payment

    Life Insurance And Missed Payment
    North Richland Hills Lawyers who handle life insurance claims can read this case and then tell potential clients they better hire an attorney. This case is from the United States District Court, Northern District, Fort Worth Division. The…
  • Apr 17

    Policy Exclusions - Interpretation

    Policy Exclusions - Interpretation
    Arlington insurance lawyers need to be able to know how the courts interpret insurance policy exclusions. A recent finding from a United States Magistrate Judge in the Northern District of Texas is helpful. The style of the case is, The...
Rank this Week: 479

Patient Safety Blog

Patient Safety Blog

Covers healthcare, disclosure, medical error, product safety, standard of care, surgery, and travel risks. By Patrick Malone.

http://www.protectpatientsblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Choosing Wisely Campaign Protects Its Own

    Choosing Wisely Campaign Protects Its Own
    We’ve been champions of the Choosing Wisely campaign, an initiative by several medical specialties to call out procedures they advise doctors and patients to view with skepticism. But now it looks like there's a big "Not in My Back…
  • Apr 17

    Another Careless Promotion of C-Section

    Another Careless Promotion of C-Section
    No matter how hard medical experts and other promoters of good, safe health care try, it seems, there are always loud voices chiming in from the fringes of ignorance to offset their message. A few weeks ago, in a blog about obstetricians…
  • Apr 16

    Suggested Reading: Coming to Grips with End-of-Life Decision

    Suggested Reading: Coming to Grips with End-of-Life Decision
    Sometimes, we read an article that’s important, moving and, we hope, illuminating, but too long to summarize fairly in a blog post. Last year, one such story, written by Charles Ornstein, a Pulitzer Prize-winning health journalist, was…
Rank this Week: 854

Digital Media Law

Digital Media Law

Covers the law and business of digital media and traditional entertainment. By Jonathan Handel.

http://digitalmedialaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    New Website -- jhandel.com

    New Website -- jhandel.com
    My new website is up at jhandel.com. It tells everything you always wanted to know (and more!) about my background and entertainment/technology law practice. Give it a look!Check out “The New Zealand Hobbit Crisis,” available on…
  • Apr 15

    Aereo to Face Uphill Battle in Supreme Court Next Week, Experts Say (analysis)

    Aereo to Face Uphill Battle in Supreme Court Next Week, Experts Say (analysis)
    Next week’s Supreme Court argument will be difficult for cable-competitor Aereo, legal experts agree, as the company faces off against not just broadcasters but also the influential U.S. Solicitor General’s office and the…
  • Jul 15

    Joan Rivers Faces Potential Fine, Expulsion in WGA East Trial (Analysis)

    Joan Rivers Faces Potential Fine, Expulsion in WGA East Trial (Analysis)
    The penalties could be severe – but Rivers may have some unexpected defenses. With the WGA East sending Joan Rivers off to a trial board for alleged violations related to Fashion Police, the star will be facing what’s likely to be…
Rank this Week: 907

Election Law

Election Law

Covers election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiatives, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process. By Rick Hasen.

http://electionlawblog.org/
Rank this Week: 350

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers the Fair Labor Standards Act, overtime, class actions, and wage and hour cases. By Chicago Overtime Law Center.

http://www.chicagoovertimelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Chickie's and Pete's Inc. Settles Unpaid Tip Claim for $8.4

    Chickie's and Pete's Inc. Settles Unpaid Tip Claim for $8.4
    While the distinction between a tip and a service charge may not seem like much, it can mean the difference between employees getting paid in accordance with the law or getting paid less than the federal minimum wage. Although employers are…
  • Apr 15

    Hotel Chain Sued for Alleged Overtime and Minimum Wage Violation

    Hotel Chain Sued for Alleged Overtime and Minimum Wage Violation
    The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) mandates that all employers have to pay their employees working within the United States at least the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour and pay them one and one half times their normal hourly…
  • Apr 8

    Illinois Supreme Court Resolves Appeal on Illinois Employee Classification Act

    Illinois Supreme Court Resolves Appeal on Illinois Employee Classification Act
    Even after a law is passed, it is possible for citizens to challenge that law as unconstitutional. However, anyone who does so should make sure that they have good reasons for making such a claim and can back up their argument. The Employee…
Rank this Week: 720

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Forfeited Iranian Charity's Building Will Be Sold; Iran Claims Religious Freedom Violation

    Forfeited Iranian Charity's Building Will Be Sold; Iran Claims Religious Freedom Violation
    On Thursday, the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York announced that the federal district court has approved a U.S. government settlement agreement (full text of stipulation) with holders of terrorism-related judgments…
  • Apr 20

    Christian School's RLUIPA, Constitutional Challenges To Zoning Denials Are Rejected

    Christian School's RLUIPA, Constitutional Challenges To Zoning Denials Are Rejected
    In Tree of Life Christian Schools v. City of Upper Arlington, (SD OH, April 18, 2014), an Ohio federal district court dismissed a Christian school's challenge to an Ohio city's refusal to issue a conditional use permit or to rezone for…
  • Apr 20

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Robledo v. Livingston, (5th Cir., April 14, 2014), the 5th Circuit allowed an inmate to proceed in forma pauperis and vacated the district court’s conclusion that his claims under RLUIPA and the Texas RFRA statute were…
Rank this Week: 65

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates,…

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers criminal news in the Chicago land area.

http://www.youraffordabledefense.com/illinois-criminal-law-blog/
  • Apr 20

    Warrantless Searches of a Home in the State of Illinoi

    Warrantless Searches of a Home in the State of Illinoi
    Under the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution, which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures of one’s property, as well as under Illinois law, law enforcement accordingly is not allowed to conduct a search…
  • Apr 17

    The New Illinois Concealed Carry Gun Law

    The New Illinois Concealed Carry Gun Law
    In July 2013, the Illinois state legislature passed the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, which came into effect in early 2014. This law created a system by which the Illinois State Police may issue concealed carry gun permits to individuals who…
  • Apr 12

    Credit Card Fraud in Illinoi

    Credit Card Fraud in Illinoi
    A major crime that is becoming more and more common is that of credit card fraud. Earlier this year, two individuals were arrested in the Chicago area by the United States Secret Service’s Chicago Electronic Crimes Task Force on…
Rank this Week: 599

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Apr 20

    Intel Patents: A Diverse Story of Software Innovation

    Intel Patents: A Diverse Story of Software Innovation
    We start our profile of Intel’s recently developed technologies with a look at our featured patent application, which discusses a novel system for managing access to a vehicle among multiple drivers. This access management system would…
  • Apr 19

    The Trade Secret Value Proposition: The Secrecy Requirement

    The Trade Secret Value Proposition: The Secrecy Requirement
    While normally no single factor is dispositive in determining whether information has been kept secret enough to qualify as a trade secret, the focus is on determining whether reasonable efforts to preserve secrecy were employed is of…
  • Apr 18

    For Whom the Bell Tolls: The US Patent System

    For Whom the Bell Tolls: The US Patent System
    An infringer can drag you through endless PTO rounds of attack, if necessary (taking into account the current stats, 1 round is likely enough!), and now the Judge will be equipped to create a series of high hurdles followed by summary…
Rank this Week: 60

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Intel Patents: A Diverse Story of Software Innovation

    Intel Patents: A Diverse Story of Software Innovation
    We start our profile of Intel’s recently developed technologies with a look at our featured patent application, which discusses a novel system for managing access to a vehicle among multiple drivers. This access management system would…
  • Apr 19

    The Trade Secret Value Proposition: The Secrecy Requirement

    The Trade Secret Value Proposition: The Secrecy Requirement
    While normally no single factor is dispositive in determining whether information has been kept secret enough to qualify as a trade secret, the focus is on determining whether reasonable efforts to preserve secrecy were employed is of…
  • Apr 18

    For Whom the Bell Tolls: The US Patent System

    For Whom the Bell Tolls: The US Patent System
    An infringer can drag you through endless PTO rounds of attack, if necessary (taking into account the current stats, 1 round is likely enough!), and now the Judge will be equipped to create a series of high hurdles followed by summary…
Rank this Week: 536

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    HURRICANE CARTER HAS DIED

    HURRICANE CARTER HAS DIED
    Rubin Hurricane Carter, a boxer from Patterson, New Jersey who almost became the middle weight champion of the world, has died in Toronto at age 76. Carter spent 20 years in prison, framed for a triple murder in bar. He was twice tried an…
  • Apr 18

    GOOD FRIDAY 4-18-14

    GOOD FRIDAY 4-18-14
    Happy Good Friday this 4-18-14, which if you write today's date backwards, you get...4-18-14. "Now there was about this time Jesus, a wise man....He drew over to him both many of the Jews and the Gentiles...and when Pilate, at the…
  • Apr 17

    FAITH, HOPE, AND THE CUBS.

    FAITH, HOPE, AND THE CUBS.
    Happy belated birthday Nikita Khrushchev (born April 15, 1894). NHL: You've waited all year for the hockey playoffs, and now they're here!RE-HEARING:A quick perusal of the 3rd DCA website reveals that Alex Michaels has filed a motion for a…
Rank this Week: 232

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Lawyer Jailed for Failing to Report Proceeds from Real Estate Development

    Lawyer Jailed for Failing to Report Proceeds from Real Estate Development
    Randy Alan Carpenter, 56, Spruce Pine, North Carolina, an attorney, engineer and appraiser, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Graham Mullen to 27 months in prison for making false statements on his tax returns. The defendant was also…
  • Apr 18

    Convicted Real Estate Ponzi Schemer Indicted Once Again

    Convicted Real Estate Ponzi Schemer Indicted Once Again
    Eliyahu Weinstein, 38, Lakewood, New Jersey, who was sentenced less than two months ago to 22 years in prison for running a Ponzi-style real estate scheme, was indicted by a federal grand jury on new charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, and…
  • Apr 18

    Hefty Sentence Handed Down to Woman who Defrauded Homeowners and Real Estate Investor

    Hefty Sentence Handed Down to Woman who Defrauded Homeowners and Real Estate Investor
    Regina M. Preetorius, 47, Augusta, Georgia was sentenced to 280 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall for her role in a multi-million-dollar investor fraud scheme. After a lengthy jury trial in September 2013,…
Rank this Week: 3

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Texas Tech University School of Law Professor Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Apr 20

    Undue Influence by Some Beneficiaries Invalidates Only the Portions of Will Benefitting Those Beneficiarie

    Undue Influence by Some Beneficiaries Invalidates Only the Portions of Will Benefitting Those Beneficiarie
    The testator’s will gave his estate to five friends and expressly excluded his family. Two family members filed objections to the will and the jury found that the testator had capacity but that three of the five beneficiaries exercised…
  • Apr 20

    Article on ATRA and the Heckerling Institute

    Article on ATRA and the Heckerling Institute
    The changes wrought by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 were at the forefront of the 47th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, a week-long conference for estate planning advisors. For a summary of the speakers’ remarks on…
  • Apr 20

    Same-Sex Couples Entitled to Equal Health Care

    Same-Sex Couples Entitled to Equal Health Care
    Recently, the government stated that insurers must offer the same health coverage options to same-sex couples. Thus, same- sex couples can now purchase family health policies. The new insurance guidelines have been posted on the Department of…
Rank this Week: 128

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 489

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Apr 20

    [Ilya Somin] More on speed limits and duties to obey the law

    [Ilya Somin] More on speed limits and duties to obey the law
    Law professor Michael Rappaport has written a rejoinder to my post responding to his critique of my claim that the widespread belief that there is nothing morally wrong with moderate violations of speeding laws is an indication that most…
  • Apr 20

    [Ilya Somin] Should libertarians try to reclaim the word “liberal”?

    [Ilya Somin] Should libertarians try to reclaim the word “liberal”?
    In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the word “liberal” was commonly used to describe the political views that we today call “libertarian.” But usage shifted, and “liberal” came to stand for a…
  • Apr 18

    [Paul Cassell] Federalist Society podcast on using acquitted conduct at sentencing

    [Paul Cassell] Federalist Society podcast on using acquitted conduct at sentencing
    A couple of weeks ago, Professor Doug Berman posted over at his Sentencing Law and Policy Blog about the sentencing of Antwuan Ball.  The D.C. Circuit concluded that the district court could properly consider evidence that Ball had run a…
Rank this Week: 5

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By University of Cincinnati Law Professor Paul L. Caron and Ron Jones.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Apr 20

    Tax Court: 'Taxpayers Rely on IRS Guidance at Their Peril'

    Tax Court: 'Taxpayers Rely on IRS Guidance at Their Peril'
    Forbes: 'Taxpayers Rely on IRS Guidance at Their Own Peril,' Tax Judge Rules, by Janet Novack: Taxpayers rely on IRS guidance at their own peril,” Judge Joseph W. Nega wrote in an order entered on April 15th —an order [No, 7022-11 (Apr.…
  • Apr 20

    Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    There is quite a bit of movement in this week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads on SSRN, with new papers debuting on the list at #4 and #5: [412 Downloads] Submission to Finance Department on Implementation of FATCA in Canada, by…
  • Apr 20

    President Obama's Passover and Easter Message

    President Obama's Passover and Easter Message
Rank this Week: 51

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Apr 20

    General Mills Surrender

    General Mills Surrender
    In the face of a huge public backlash, General Mills has removed the abusive contract terms it tried out earlier this week. (See Cereal Wrap?) Only question now is: how long before a modified limited stealth version turns up somewhere…
  • Apr 17

    CerealWrap?

    CerealWrap?
    Really? Firms are going to try to expand browsewrap (or web-wrap) to liking them on Facebook? To opening a cereal box? So claims the NYT in When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue. From the company’s viewpoint…
  • Apr 15

    Tax Day

    Tax Day
    “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society,” wrote Justice Oliver Wendel Holmes (in dissent); it seems I’ve been misquoting it for decades as “taxes are the price of civilization.” They’ve even got the…
Rank this Week: 16

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

Covers law firm marketing and business development strategies. By the Rainmaker Institute.

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Happy Easter to You & Your Peeps!

    Happy Easter to You & Your Peeps!
     
  • Apr 19

    Learn to Increase Your Online Exposure at April 24 Free LawMarketing.com Webinar

    Learn to Increase Your Online Exposure at April 24 Free LawMarketing.com Webinar
    You probably already know that content marketing is a top strategy to attracting and building relationships with new leads. Consumers are turning to the Internet like never before to research answers to legal questions BEFORE they even…
  • Apr 18

    The 6 Keys to Effective Legal Marketing

    The 6 Keys to Effective Legal Marketing
    Successful legal marketing programs can be boiled down to six key components; maximizing your expertise at each of these will enable you to build the law firm you’ve always wanted and one that will enable you to lead the kind of life…
Rank this Week: 869

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

Covers China business, travel and news. By Dan Harris and Steve Dickinson.

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    The FCPA And China. Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

    The FCPA And China. Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.
    The FCPA Blog recently did a post, China dominates the corporate investigations list, in which it listed out the number of ongoing FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) investigations by country. This list appears to have been…
  • Apr 19

    China Anti-Spam Law

    China Anti-Spam Law
    If you have a China mobile number, you are no doubt getting at least one spam text a day. If your website is in Chinese or if you have a Chinese domain name, you are no doubt getting at least one spam email a day as well. So what I am about…
  • Apr 18

    China’s Changing Economy And You

    China’s Changing Economy And You
    One of our China lawyers got the following email this week (modified a bit to avoid any identifiers): I am certain you hear this everyday…”my supplier has disappeared with my deposit.” For the first time in 20 years it has…
Rank this Week: 181

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers a variety of legal areas and information, with a focus on the United Kingdom.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Apr 20

    Fiddler under the roof

    Fiddler under the roof
    Yeung v Potel & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 481 A Court of Appeal case on the problems with the edges of demises and reserved rights of access, involving, in this case, a land grab above a ceiling and a demand to access the flat above. Flats 3…
  • Apr 20

    You don’t just walk away

    You don’t just walk away
    R (Twelve Baytree Ltd) v Rent Assessment Committee [2014] EWHC 1129 (Admin) is that rare beast – a judicial review of the LVT (as it was; FTT(PC) as it is now). It concerns how you withdraw a Right to Manage claim. I confess, when I…
  • Apr 18

    Gonna get myself arrested

    Gonna get myself arrested
    Maunder Taylor v SHG-SH20 Ltd 3CL02066 is one of the more interesting (and potentially, important) county court cases I’ve come across recently (transcript not publicly available; I’ve got one and am trying to persuade the…
Rank this Week: 621

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Apr 20

    Fiddler under the roof

    Fiddler under the roof
    Yeung v Potel & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 481 A Court of Appeal case on the problems with the edges of demises and reserved rights of access, involving, in this case, a land grab above a ceiling and a demand to access the flat above. Flats 3…
  • Apr 20

    You don’t just walk away

    You don’t just walk away
    R (Twelve Baytree Ltd) v Rent Assessment Committee [2014] EWHC 1129 (Admin) is that rare beast – a judicial review of the LVT (as it was; FTT(PC) as it is now). It concerns how you withdraw a Right to Manage claim. I confess, when I…
  • Apr 18

    Gonna get myself arrested

    Gonna get myself arrested
    Maunder Taylor v SHG-SH20 Ltd 3CL02066 is one of the more interesting (and potentially, important) county court cases I’ve come across recently (transcript not publicly available; I’ve got one and am trying to persuade the…
Rank this Week: 370

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 728

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Revenge of the Great Game

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Revenge of the Great Game
    Editor’s Note: The recent events in Ukraine have dredged up memories of an era of great-power competition and territorial conquest driven by imperialistic ambitions that many observers believed had been relegated to the dustbin of…
  • Apr 19

    Readings: NSA Report on the 702 Program

    Readings: NSA Report on the 702 Program
    Below is the text of a Report/public comment on the 702 program submitted by the NSA Civil Liberties and Privacy Office to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB), dated April 16, 2014. It doesn’t appear to have…
  • Apr 19

    Radiolab on the History and Problems of the AUMF

    Radiolab on the History and Problems of the AUMF
    This is a very impressive hour of radio based on this excellent story by Gregory Johnsen. John Bellinger and I both show up at various points in the discussion. It’s neat what you can do on national security law in broadcast media if…
Rank this Week: 139

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Features news, commentary and thoughts on the law of the securities markets. By Mark Astarita.

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    General Mills Reverses Itself - No Mandatory Arbitration

    General Mills Reverses Itself - No Mandatory Arbitration
    Reversing a policy that was an abuse of arbitration policy. legally unenforceable and a complete public relations disaster, General Mills has changed its mind, removed its silly mandatory arbitration policy, and has gone back to its original…
  • Apr 19

    FINRA is Looking to Hire Compliance Examiner

    FINRA is Looking to Hire Compliance Examiner
    From their job posting - FINRA is seeking a well qualified individual for our Compliance Examiner opening in Membership Application Program (MAP) of the Member Regulation Department in New York, NY.  To be…
  • Apr 19

    High Frequency Traders Subpoenaed

    High Frequency Traders Subpoenaed
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent subpoenas to six high-frequencytrading firms seeking information about special arrangements they have with exchanges and dark pools as well as their trading strategies, according to a person…
Rank this Week: 836

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Apr 20

    NASAA and the SEC: Presenting a United Front to Protect Investor

    NASAA and the SEC: Presenting a United Front to Protect Investor
    Editor's Note: Luis A. Aguilar is a Commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This post is based on Commissioner Aguilar’s remarks at the North American Securities Administrators Association's Annual NASAA/SEC 19(d)…
  • Apr 19

    Segregation of Initial Margin Posted in Connection with Uncleared Swap

    Segregation of Initial Margin Posted in Connection with Uncleared Swap
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Leigh R. Fraser, partner and co-head of the hedge funds group at Ropes & Gray LLP, and is based on a Ropes & Gray publication by Ms. Fraser, Isabel K.R. Dische, and Molly…
  • Apr 18

    The Robust Use of Civil and Criminal Actions to Police the Market

    The Robust Use of Civil and Criminal Actions to Police the Market
    Editor's Note: Mary Jo White is Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This post is based on Chair White’s remarks to the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) 2014 Compliance & Legal Society…
Rank this Week: 180

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Apr 20

    Diet, Exercise, and Sleep

    Diet, Exercise, and Sleep
    Some law students have ill-conceived notions about their priorities for studying and how those priorities interface with basic life needs. They decide that the way to get better grades is to either skimp on/skip or go overboard on meals,…
  • Apr 19

    Reminder: What the Best Law Teachers Do Conference in June

    Reminder: What the Best Law Teachers Do Conference in June
    It is not too late to register for What the Best Law Teachers Do: Educators in Action, hosted by Northwestern Law and the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, June 25-27, 2014, in Chicago, Illinois. What the Best Law Teachers...
  • Apr 18

    AASE National Conference Has Three Tracks of Program

    AASE National Conference Has Three Tracks of Program
    Don’t forget to register for the 2nd Annual AASE National Conference in Indianapolis, IN, May 29 through June 1. This year AASE is proud to offer three distinct program tracks focused on professional development; techniques for law school…
Rank this Week: 243

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Business Law and Employment Law. Published By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagosmallbusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Hire, Fire and Aspire: 3 Key Times Your Business Needs the Law on Its Side

    Hire, Fire and Aspire: 3 Key Times Your Business Needs the Law on Its Side
    I was at an event recently speaking with other small business owners about the myriad of problems nearly every business owner faces. I attend a lot of these types of events and can almost guarantee that at every one of them a business owner…
  • Apr 13

    6 Legal Mistakes Most Small Business Owners Make: Are You Guilty?

    6 Legal Mistakes Most Small Business Owners Make: Are You Guilty?
    It can be tough to wrap your head around all the laws and policies that apply to your business, especially when you're busy taking it to the next level. As a result, small business owners make many legal mistakes, some major and some minor.…
  • Mar 19

    Protecting your Brand

    Protecting your Brand
    By: Amit Bindra Starting a company brings a lot of risks. Startups and small businesses have to worry about hiring productive employees, selling a great product, and providing an excellent service. Another concern for companies is their…
Rank this Week: 868