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Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101

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

https://www.securitieslawyer101.com/blog/
  • Jan 1

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
    Going Public Lawyer  Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Going public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes…
  • Jan 1

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
      Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Going public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes with risks and…
  • Aug 27

    Sean Stewart Found Guilty of Insider Trading

    Sean Stewart Found Guilty of Insider Trading
    Going Public LawyerOn August 17, 2016, a jury in federal court in Manhattan returned a guilty verdict on all nine counts against former investment banker Sean Stewart in a criminal trial prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the…
Rank this Week: 76

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 31

    SEC’s Report Evaluates The Definition of An Accredited Investor

    SEC’s Report Evaluates The Definition of An Accredited Investor
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has put out a report assessing the definition of who qualifies as an accredited investor. The 2010 Dodd-Frank Act mandates that this definition be reevaluated every four years. Accredited…
  • Dec 29

    Wells Fargo Sued by Commerz Bank in Mortgage-Backed Securities Case

    Wells Fargo Sued by Commerz Bank in Mortgage-Backed Securities Case
    Commerzbank is suing Wells Fargo (WFC) for losses sustained on failed mortgage-backed securities (MBS). The German finance firm claims the California lending giant did not properly supervise MBS during the housing bubble, which Commerzbank…
  • Aug 19

    Tax Whistleblowers Are Entitled to Award When There Are Civil Forfeitures and Criminal Fines, Rules Court

    Tax Whistleblowers Are Entitled to Award When There Are Civil Forfeitures and Criminal Fines, Rules Court
    The U.S. Tax Court has ruled that tax whistleblowers are entitled to a reward when criminal fines and penalties are collected. The ruling in this particular case found that two whistleblowers had a right to receive a $17.7M reward in the…
Rank this Week: 409

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Covers broker fraud, investor fraud, marketing timing, and securities fraud. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

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

    Puerto Rico Will Make $330M in Bond Payments, Defaults on About $37M

    Puerto Rico Will Make $330M in Bond Payments, Defaults on About $37M
    The U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico will pay about $330 million of what it owes on general obligation bonds, while defaulting on bonds of approximately $37 million that are mostly owed to the Puerto Rico Infrastructure Financing Authority…
  • Dec 26

    Man Released from Prison Faces New Fraud Charges in $11M Investor Stock Scam

    Man Released from Prison Faces New Fraud Charges in $11M Investor Stock Scam
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is charging Edward Durante with bilking investors once again. Durante, who already served a 10-year sentence for a previous securities fraud conviction, is accused of using different aliases to defraud…
  • Aug 22

    Two Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against Santander Securities Over Puerto Rico Municipal Bond

    Two Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against Santander Securities Over Puerto Rico Municipal Bond
    Two investors, seeking to recover the investment losses they sustained in Puerto Rico municipal bonds, are pursuing a FINRA arbitration claim against Santander Securities LLC. According to the case, the Puerto Rican investors are claiming…
Rank this Week: 411

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

Erie Injury Law Blog

Erie Injury Law Blog

Covers Pennsylvania and Erie County accident and injury information. By Purchase & George P.C.

http://www.yourerieaccidentlawyers.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    Ian's Goal Just $500 Away!

    Ian's Goal Just $500 Away!
    By now, many of you know about Ian Malesiewski and the journey he's begun to recover from a paralyzing neck injury suffered at a wrestling tournament earlier this summer.  Many of you have also heard of the challenge issued by...
  • Aug 25

    New Law Passed: Some Nonviolent Misdemeanors may be Sealed

    New Law Passed: Some Nonviolent Misdemeanors may be Sealed
    In Pennsylvania, a conviction for some misdemeanors no longer necessarily means a lifetime of regret, or an impediment to employment, housing, education or simply just a source of embarrassment. Like summary offenses, some nonviolent…
  • Aug 23

    Eric Purchase & Tim George both Named Super Lawyers®

    Eric Purchase & Tim George both Named Super Lawyers®
    We are pleased to announce that our own Eric Purchase & Tim George have been named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® for 2016. The annual list is compiled by an independent service using a patented selection process designed to identify…
Rank this Week: 290

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Texas Anti-SLAPP Law Does Not Protect Free Exercise Right

    Texas Anti-SLAPP Law Does Not Protect Free Exercise Right
    In Davis v. Mount Gilead Baptist Church, (TX App., Aug. 25, 2016), a Texas state appellate court held that Texas' anti-SLAPP statute-- designed to prevent the use of frivolous suits to chill speech rights-- only applies to suits filed in…
  • Aug 28

    Legislative Scorecard On Issues Important To Non-Theists Released

    Legislative Scorecard On Issues Important To Non-Theists Released
    The Center for Freethought Equality last week released its scorecard for U.S. House members in the 114th Congress on seven votes of importance to secular and non-theistic Americans. In releasing the scorecard, CFE said in part:Representatives…
  • Aug 26

    Denial of Zoning Variance To Yeshiva Violates RLUIPA

    Denial of Zoning Variance To Yeshiva Violates RLUIPA
    In Yeshiva Gedolah Na'os Yaakov v. Township of Ocean NJ, (D NJ, Aug. 25, 2016), a New Jersey federal district court held that that Ocean, New Jersey's Zoning Board of Adjustment violated RLUIPA when it denied a use variance to allow…
Rank this Week: 33

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 94

On the Record

On the Record

Covers business, legal and government-related news. By The Daily Record.

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Aug 28

    Public defenders say discovery violations an everyday occurrence

    Public defenders say discovery violations an everyday occurrence
    As Baltimore City Circuit Judge Barry Williams meted out sanctions for highly-publicized discovery violations by prosecutors in the Freddie Gray cases, public defenders in the city were quick to point out that the violations were not rare…
  • Aug 28

    Technology helps discovery – up to a point

    Technology helps discovery – up to a point
    The ability to provide discovery electronically, either through a designated program or simply via email, represents a double-edged sword to public defenders. When the technology works, it’s a good way to facilitate speedy turnover of…
  • Aug 27

    Best Week, Worst Week: Ellicott City getting back on its feet; Md. delegate charged with DWI

    Best Week, Worst Week: Ellicott City getting back on its feet; Md. delegate charged with DWI
    Ellicott City residents affected by the July flood began to feel a little bit more normal this week as parts of Main Street were reopened. Meanwhile, legal troubles began for one Maryland delegate. Government affairs writer Bryan P. Sears…
Rank this Week: 126

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

Covers law firm marketing, including advertising, blogging and sales.

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Aug 28

    Why Are You Still Using Wordpress?

    Why Are You Still Using Wordpress?
    Some people don't care what kind of car they drive. That's why you see a lot of Fiat 500Ls, Chrysler 200s and Dodge Journeys on the road, even though Consumer Reports says they are the worst cars on the road today. Granted, they will get you…
  • Aug 15

    Marketing to Millennials and the Significant ROI They Can Bring Your Firm

    Marketing to Millennials and the Significant ROI They Can Bring Your Firm
    Register for this revenue-generating webinar on August 24: Marketing to the Millennials doesn't have to be mysterious. Law firms can no longer afford to overlook or avoid marketing to this often-misunderstood generation. There's real ROI tied…
  • Aug 14

    No One Cares Where You Went To Law School

    No One Cares Where You Went To Law School
    Please open your law firm's website and take a moment to review your bio. Does your bio reflect what you want your website visitors to know about you?  Does it tell them what they want to know about you? Or, is your bio like most…
Rank this Week: 130

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    New Issue: Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy

    New Issue: Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy
    The latest issue of the Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy (Vol. 19, no. 3, 2016) is out. Contents include:Special Issue: Wild Animals and JusticeMarilyn Matevia, Justice for All: Revisiting the Prospects for a…
  • Aug 27

    Puig: Tobacco Litigation in International Court

    Puig: Tobacco Litigation in International Court
    Sergio Puig (Univ. of Arizona - Law) has posted Tobacco Litigation in International Courts (Harvard International Law Journal, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:For years, tobacco interests have played an important role in developing…
  • Aug 26

    New Issue: New York University Journal of International Law and Politic

    New Issue: New York University Journal of International Law and Politic
    The latest issue of the New York University Journal of International Law and Politics (Vol. 48, no. 4, Summer 2016) is out. Contents include:Symposium: Constitution and Custom: Women’s Rights and Access to Justice in Pluralist Societies…
Rank this Week: 37

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Aug 28

    Fail, Caesar: The Bankruptcy May Grow

    Fail, Caesar: The Bankruptcy May Grow
    On Friday, Bankruptcy Judge Benjamin Goldgar ruled that an injunction against $11 billion in lawsuits over how Caesars split itself into various units will be allowed to expire on Monday, August 29th. Given that the first of several court…
  • Aug 27

    Kiplinger’s Tax Friendly and Tax Unfriendly States: No Surprise

    Kiplinger’s Tax Friendly and Tax Unfriendly States: No Surprise
    Kiplinger released its list of the tax friendly and least tax-friendly states in the US. There really aren’t any surprises: Here are the bottom ten: 1. California 2. Hawaii 3. Connecticut 4. New York 5. New Jersey 6. Minnesota 7. Maine…
  • Aug 21

    Paying Employment Taxes Is Optional…Until You Get Caught

    Paying Employment Taxes Is Optional…Until You Get Caught
    Two stories regarding employment taxes from the past week should serve as a reminder that paying employment taxes is only optional until you get caught. First, an update on the individual who thought he could just create a new business entity…
Rank this Week: 639

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Aug 28

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Aug. 28, 2016)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Aug. 28, 2016)
    lowest-paid workers: "pay is rising..driven by..competition..minimum-wage increases & initiatives by cos" https://t.co/nlLWHiZWQb #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) August 23, 2016 "At th[is] time ..., there are no…
  • Aug 27

    Free Speech, Securities Regulation, and Exxon (plus a video about Business Associations)

    Free Speech, Securities Regulation, and Exxon (plus a video about Business Associations)
    I’ve been fascinated by the efforts of various state attorneys general to investigate Exxon for securities fraud on the ground that its climate change denial misleads investors about the risks of investing in the company. Exxon has filed a…
  • Aug 26

    Better Meetings, Better Teaching

    Better Meetings, Better Teaching
    During the past few days, I have participated in a lot of meetings. This has led to some thinking on what makes a good meeting. To me, a useful meeting is one that accomplishes things that could not be handled...
Rank this Week: 272

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

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

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Judge Gayles' new clerk was just married and it's in the NYT

    Judge Gayles' new clerk was just married and it's in the NYT
    Here.  Shahrzad Daneshvar, the daughter of Afsaneh Pournaderi Daneshvar and Farhang Daneshvar of Fair Oaks, Calif., was married Aug. 25 to Travis Viola, a son of Teresa Viola and Vincent Viola of New York. Judge Ann Claire Williams of…
  • Aug 26

    Jay Hogan obit in the Herald

    Jay Hogan obit in the Herald
    Jay Weaver starts with a story I just love hearing about every time it's told:Everyone seems to have a story about courtroom legend James Jay Hogan, who died this week at age 82, but no one will ever forget this surreal moment: In the…
  • Aug 25

    Judge Cooke rules for Jason Pierre-Paul against ESPN

    Judge Cooke rules for Jason Pierre-Paul against ESPN
    The NYP covers the story here:A Florida judge has green-lighted Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul’s invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against ESPN and its reporter Adam Schefter for posting his private medical records online to…
Rank this Week: 47

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Aug 28

    Rocky Mountain High:The Secret Ingredient In Colorado Law School's 'Remarkable Recent Popularity'?

    Rocky Mountain High:The Secret Ingredient In Colorado Law School's 'Remarkable Recent Popularity'?
    Following up on yesterday's post, Colorado Law School Enjoys All-Time High: Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform: Does Marijuana Legalization at Least Partially Account for the Remarkable Recent Popularity of Colorado Law?, by Douglas Berman…
  • Aug 28

    ABA Tax Section Publishes Fall 2016 Issue Of Tax Time

    ABA Tax Section Publishes Fall 2016 Issue Of Tax Time
    The ABA Tax Section has published 35 Tax Times No. 4 (Fall 2016): FROM THE CHAIR Hail and Farewell By George C. Howell, III, Hunton & Williams LLP, Richmond, VA It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as Chair of the Tax Section…
  • Aug 28

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    This week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads is the same as last week's list, with some minor reshuffling of the order within the Top 5: [470 Downloads] Dark Pools, High-Frequency Trading, and the Financial Transaction Tax: A…
Rank this Week: 27

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Maine Doctor Reprimanded for Marijuana Permission Slip to Patient Employer

    Maine Doctor Reprimanded for Marijuana Permission Slip to Patient Employer
    A doctor in Maine who specializes in osteopathic medicine was reprimanded by the New Hampshire state Board of Medicine over allegations of professional misconduct for penning a permission slip to the employer of a patient.  The doctor,…
  • Aug 26

    Study: California Car Insurance Spikes $1,500/Year for Driving Under Influence of Marijuana

    Study: California Car Insurance Spikes $1,500/Year for Driving Under Influence of Marijuana
    When it comes to drunk driving, the laws are fairly uniform from state-to-state. There may be some variation in penalties, including the amount of the fine or the length of possible jail time. Some states require ignition interlocks after a…
  • Aug 24

    FDA: Liquid Marijuana Synthetic Approved for Cancer, AIDS Patient

    FDA: Liquid Marijuana Synthetic Approved for Cancer, AIDS Patient
    Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) quietly approved a drug called Syndros, which is a synthetic form of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. Its use is limited to patients who are suffering from AIDS and cancer.…
Rank this Week: 222

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 56

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 101

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 115

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 168

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Aug 28

    Well...Another Bad Faith Case in Massachusett

    Well...Another Bad Faith Case in Massachusett
    Shaun Harrington was subcontracted to install a well on the McLaughlins’ property (sorry for the bad pun in the title). Unfortunately, in July and August of 2003, this well starting pumping salt water onto the McLaughlin’s…
  • Aug 27

    Does My Business Have Insurance Coverage for Losses Attributed to the Zika Virus?

    Does My Business Have Insurance Coverage for Losses Attributed to the Zika Virus?
    As most of you know, there is a spreading concern about the presence of the Zika virus in South Florida. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued travel warnings pertaining to the regions where the Zika virus has…
  • Aug 25

    Five Ways to Help Louisiana Flood Victim

    Five Ways to Help Louisiana Flood Victim
    Last week, Shane Smith posted FEMA’s announcement of the availability of two advance payment options by WYO carriers and the NFIP direct serving agent for those victims of the Louisiana flooding with coverage. The unexpected and…
Rank this Week: 710

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Aug 28

    After The Fall

    After The Fall
    An attorney who has been charged by the Illinois Administrator with assisting his disbarred spouse's subsequent unauthorized practice has filed an answer denying any misconduct. From the complaint (which also charges an "affiliated"…
  • Aug 28

    Practice Pointer: Termination Means Stop Filing Pleading

    Practice Pointer: Termination Means Stop Filing Pleading
    The Idaho Supreme Court has imposed disbarment of an attorney after a hearing in which the attorney had admitted some of the charges and contested other allegations. From the summary on the web page of the Idaho State Bar Count...
  • Aug 28

    A Multitude Of Crime

    A Multitude Of Crime
    Permanent disbarment has been imposed on a convicted attorney by the Kentucky Supreme Court. In considering the appropriate penalty for this ethical violation, the Board [of Governors of the Kentucky Bar Association] considered the multitude…
Rank this Week: 161

Florida Injury Attorney Blawg

Florida Injury Attorney Blawg

Covers Florida personal injury, medical malpractice and workers' compensation news. By Jeffrey P. Gale, P.A.

http://www.floridainjuryattorneyblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 731

The Legal Reader

The Legal Reader

Discusses product liability law and lawsuits.

http://legalreader.com/
  • Aug 28

    Beware the Special Economic Zone

    Beware the Special Economic Zone
    A few years ago, as the economic crash of 2007 was sliding into our Great Recession, I wrote a satirical piece about an Orwellian government program that introduced virtual slave camps to the U.S. under the guise of easing unemployment,…
  • Aug 26

    A Cold Civil War is Still Being Fought

    A Cold Civil War is Still Being Fought
    After Dylann Roof gunned down nine parishioners at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, people of conscience all over the United States agitated for the removal of the Confederate flag from public venues…
  • Aug 25

    Bureau of Land Management Making a Texas Land Grab? – Lawsuit Filed

    Bureau of Land Management Making a Texas Land Grab? – Lawsuit Filed
    The Bureau of Land Management, BLM, is a part of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Its function is to manage America’s federal public land. According to its website, it manages more than 245 million acres and 700 million acres of…
Rank this Week: 535

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Aug 28

    The Focus on Legacy Management for Artist

    The Focus on Legacy Management for Artist
    Artist Mark Rothko wrote a will that firmly documented the desire for his estate to remain out of the vaults of the extremely wealthy. After both he and his wife died, however, large parts of his estate were sold to...
  • Aug 28

    Has KFC's Secret Recipe Been Revealed?

    Has KFC's Secret Recipe Been Revealed?
    Did Colonel Sanders’ nephew accidently reveal the secret blend of eleven herbs and spices for KFC’s fried chicken? KFC says not so fast, claiming that the recipe published in the Chicago Tribune is not authentic. The speculation started…
  • Aug 27

    Possible Agreement Reached Between Shari Redstone and Her Niece

    Possible Agreement Reached Between Shari Redstone and Her Niece
    The white flag has been waved in the family feud between Shari Redstone and her niece Keryn Redstone. The issue between the two family members resulted from changes made to Sumner Redstone’s trust. Keryn, a beneficiary of the trust,…
Rank this Week: 44

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/
  • Aug 28

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 245 Sexual Advance Directives Alexander A. Boni-Saenz Chicago-Kent College of Law Date posted to database: 25 Jul 2016 2 149 Public Attitudes toward Data Fraud and Selective…
  • Aug 26

    Fordham's Criminal Law Speaker Series 2016

    Fordham's Criminal Law Speaker Series 2016
    The theme is "Constructing Truth: Criminal Law in Flux." The program is part of a seminar available to Fordham Law students to promote further exploration of topics beyond first year courses but others may attend by permission:…
  • Aug 26

    Pei on Criminal Reconciliation in China

    Pei on Criminal Reconciliation in China
    Wei Pei (Beihang University (BUAA)) has posted Harmony, Law and Criminal Reconciliation in China: A Historical Perspective (Erasmus Law Review, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In 2012, China revised its Criminal Procedure…
Rank this Week: 87

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Aug 28

    Copyright and Free Speech at the Supreme Court?

    Copyright and Free Speech at the Supreme Court?
    The Supreme court has been petitioned to overrule the Ninth Circuit’s ruling in the infamous “dancing baby” case where it was decided “no matter how unreasonable that belief,” copyright holders could…
  • Aug 25

    The Peter Doig Case In A Nutshell

    The Peter Doig Case In A Nutshell
    Amongst the ongoing challenges of art authentication that have come up in recent news, namely concerning art foundations, one would think at the very least that the word of the artist affirming that the work was or was not authored by them…
  • Aug 24

    Can Destroying Cultural Objects be Prosecuted as a War Crime?

    Can Destroying Cultural Objects be Prosecuted as a War Crime?
    On August 22 the International Criminal Court prosecuted Malian Islamic extremist, Ahmad al-Faqi al Mahdi, for a war crime. Faqs’s criminal activity, to which he pleaded guilty, was the destruction of Sufi shrines in Timbuktu, the…
Rank this Week: 999

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Covers Florida criminal laws concerning drug offenses. By W. F. "Casey" Ebsary, Jr.

http://www.drug2go.com/
  • Aug 28

    Don't Bring a Taser to a Gunfight at a Growhouse

    Don't Bring a Taser to a Gunfight at a Growhouse
    Don't bring a taser to a Growhouse gunfight - you will lose in Tampa, Florida. #Taser, #AssaultRifle #GrowhouseFirearms and GrowhousesWhat happens when you Bring a Taser to a Gunfight? You lose. Two guys from South Florida planned on…
  • Aug 12

    Constructive Possession of Drugs in Florida

    Constructive Possession of Drugs in Florida
    Constructive Possession of Drugs in FloridaWhat is Actual Possession of Drugs in Florida?One Florida court, Sasser v. State, 67 So. 3d 1150, 1152 (Fla. 2d DCA 2011) defined Actual Possession of Drugs in Florida as  "[A]ctual possession…
  • Aug 1

    Which Judge will preside over my Tampa / Hillsborough County Drug Crimes Case?

    Which Judge will preside over my Tampa / Hillsborough County Drug Crimes Case?
    How are Judges in new Drug Crimes cases are assigned in Hillsborough County and Tampa, Florida?Felony and Misdemeanor drug charges are assigned to the various divisions of the court. According to Court rules Misdemeanor Drug Crimes and…
Rank this Week: 847

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy, as well as foreclosure defense. By Christie D. Arkovich, P.A.

http://www.tampabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    ITT Technical Institute Fraud = Discharge of Student Loans?

    ITT Technical Institute Fraud = Discharge of Student Loans?
    On August 26, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education banned ITT Technical Institute from enrolling new students who use federal financial aid.  This is the result of several investigations into their recruiting, marketing and job…
  • Aug 17

    Are You Really Forever Stuck With Your Student Loans?

    Are You Really Forever Stuck With Your Student Loans?
    I just watched yet another attorney’s video from 2013 about how student loans are hardly ever discharged in a bankruptcy unless you are extremely ill.  The ending quote about student loans was “you’re stuck with…
  • Aug 15

    When Debt Collectors Break Bad (I so miss that show)

    When Debt Collectors Break Bad (I so miss that show)
    Useful information can be obtained from the Consent Orders relating to improper debt collection activities obtained by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  Recent orders applicable to Fred Hanna, Encore Capital Group, Inc., Midland…
Rank this Week: 896

Wait A Second!

Wait A Second!

Covers civil rights opinions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. By Bergstein & Ullrich, LLP.

http://secondcircuitcivilrights.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Police officer gets a trial on her municipal corruption whistleblower claim

    Police officer gets a trial on her municipal corruption whistleblower claim
    The Court of Appeals finds that a police officer in Connecticut can bring her First Amendment retaliation case to the jury arising from the termination of her employment after she blew the whistle on fraudulent payroll practices that allowed…
  • Aug 15

    Two government concessions lead to inmate appellate victory

    Two government concessions lead to inmate appellate victory
    It occurs to me that inmates win almost as many appeals in the Second Circuit as employment discrimination plaintiffs. In this case, a guy locked up in the Big House sues the state for religious discrimination. He wins the appeal.The case is…
  • Aug 12

    Warrantless GPS tracking did not violate Fourth Amendment

    Warrantless GPS tracking did not violate Fourth Amendment
    In this case, the police found a dead body that was shot execution-style. The police knew this woman sold drugs with a dealer who was armed and dangerous. The question: how do we find this guy? They found him through his cell phone "pings"…
Rank this Week: 617

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

Covers corporate, employment law, environmental, forms, insurance, IP, litigation and more. By Geoffrey G. Gussis.

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Aug 28

    Growing in-house counsel salaries still falling short

    Growing in-house counsel salaries still falling short
    Many in-house counsel still feel the value of their work outweighs their pay packets, even though salaries are on the up. The post Growing in-house counsel salaries still falling short appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • Aug 26

    Law firms may bill for work of unpaid intern

    Law firms may bill for work of unpaid intern
    Was it not that long ago that many law departments were pushing back on paying for time billed by “green” first year associates working on their matters? Well, for some companies, charges may be on the way for work done by unpaid…
  • Aug 24

    Ten Tech Mistakes Lawyers Make Every Day

    Ten Tech Mistakes Lawyers Make Every Day
    At least 80 of the largest U.S. law firms by revenue have been hacked since 2011, according to a Bloomberg report. Law Technology Today lists a few common mistakes lawyers make that can put their firm at risk, including: opening attachments…
Rank this Week: 314

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

Covers divorce, spousal support and property division in California. By the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC.

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    What’s the Story with Child Support Add-on

    What’s the Story with Child Support Add-on
    It was recently reported that actor Jeremy Renner (best known for his lead in 2008’s The Hurt Locker and as Hawkeye in the Avengers movies) is refusing to pay his half of their daughter Ava’s preschool tuition.  …
  • Aug 26

    Amber Heard and Johnny Depp New Deposition Drama; what role do depositions play in divorce?

    Amber Heard and Johnny Depp New Deposition Drama; what role do depositions play in divorce?
    As much as Johnny Depp has tried to keep the happenings of his divorce from Amber Heard under wraps, the media continues to report as their story unfolds. The latest headlines from Johnny and Amber’s divorce indicate that the parties…
  • Aug 23

    What is a Family Law Tracing?

    What is a Family Law Tracing?
      In Family Law, tracing is the method by which a party proves that funds in a particular account are, or were, used to acquire separate property.  Family Code section 760 holds that all property acquired during a marriage,…
Rank this Week: 864

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Aug 28

    Cato panel on the Games That Must Not Be Named

    Cato panel on the Games That Must Not Be Named
    On Wednesday I took part in a panel discussion on the intellectual property issues associated with media commentary on the Olympics, which enjoy a distinctively favorable IP regime: a 1978 federal law gives the U.S. Olympic Committee stronger…
  • Aug 27

    Randy Barnett podcast on Libertarianism.org

    Randy Barnett podcast on Libertarianism.org
    Self-recommending: Prof. Randy Barnett discusses his new book Our Republican Constitution with Trevor Burrus and Aaron Ross Powell for Cato’s Libertarianism.org (53:40). Remember to mark your calendar for Cato’s 15th annual…
  • Aug 27

    Appeals court quashes search warrant aimed at gadfly Louisiana blogger

    Appeals court quashes search warrant aimed at gadfly Louisiana blogger
    Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter had obtained a search warrant under Louisiana’s moribund-under-the-circumstances criminal libel law to search the home and computer of a man he suspected of being an anonymous critical blogger,…
Rank this Week: 34

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

Covers food poisoning and foodborne illness outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Aug 28

    As many as Two Dozen Sick with Salmonella from Big G Potato Salad

    As many as Two Dozen Sick with Salmonella from Big G Potato Salad
    The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today jointly issued a consumer advisory for potato salads made in and sold by Big G Food Store in Marengo, Iowa.  Big G’s…
  • Aug 28

    14 in New Hampshire tied to E. coli Outbreak tied to Hamburger

    14 in New Hampshire tied to E. coli Outbreak tied to Hamburger
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture conducted an investigation into the Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli) outbreak related to ground beef that the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public…
  • Aug 28

    46 Sick with E. coli from General Mills Flour

    46 Sick with E. coli from General Mills Flour
    As of July 25, 2016, 46 people infected with the outbreak strains of STEC O121 (45 people) or STEC O26 (1 person) have been reported from 21 states. Illnesses started on dates ranging from December 21, 2015 to June 25, 2016. Ill people range…
Rank this Week: 180

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Aug 28

    Sunday Open Thread

    Sunday Open Thread
    I have nothing to write about. Trump has become boring and predictable. Only the ignorant and persons who can't manage their perceived anger will vote for him. Things seem stable for the time being in Sinaloa. Yes, a nephew of... [[ This…
  • Aug 25

    Thursday Night Open Thread

    Thursday Night Open Thread
    Our last open thread is already full. Here's a new one, all topics welcome. A new Quinnipiac University released today indicates Hillary will win huge in November. She's 10 points ahead and Trump continues his downward spiral.…
  • Aug 24

    Rudy Giuliani's Glass House

    Rudy Giuliani's Glass House
    The Washington Post has a good editorial today on Rudy Giuliani's baseless attack on Hillary's health. Shorter version: People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. It points to different parts of his speech at the RNC that could... [[…
Rank this Week: 2

E. coli Blog

E. coli Blog

Covers E. coli outbreaks, recalls, legal cases and resources. By Marler Clark.

http://www.ecoliblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Raw Milk Tied to E. coli Illnesses in Children

    Raw Milk Tied to E. coli Illnesses in Children
    Due to two recent cases of young children being infected with E. coli, state health officials are reminding Michigan residents of the potential health risks associated with consuming unpasteurized milk... Continue Reading
  • Aug 2

    E. coli Illnesses Prompt Hamburger Recall

    E. coli Illnesses Prompt Hamburger Recall
    PT Farm, LLC, a North Haverhill, N.H. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,800 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety... Continue…
  • Jul 26

    A few E. coli Outbreaks in the United State

    A few E. coli Outbreaks in the United State
    PT Farm, LLC, a North Haverhill, N.H. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,800 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety... Continue…
Rank this Week: 143

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 15

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

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

http://www.hepatitisblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Tropical Smoothie Cafe Linked to 35 Hepatitis A Illnesse

    Tropical Smoothie Cafe Linked to 35 Hepatitis A Illnesse
    The number of people sickened in a Hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen strawberries from Egypt served by Tropical Smoothie Cafe increased Friday to 35 as the timing of the public warning... Continue Reading
  • Aug 24

    Tropical Smoothie Cafes in Virginia Link in Hepatitis A Outbreak

    Tropical Smoothie Cafes in Virginia Link in Hepatitis A Outbreak
    The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is investigating a cluster of hepatitis A cases and has identified a potential association with smoothies from Tropical Smoothie Cafe restaurants in Virginia. Genetic... Continue Reading
  • Aug 20

    Virginia Reports Hepatitis A Outbreak

    Virginia Reports Hepatitis A Outbreak
    The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is investigating a cluster of hepatitis A cases and has identified a potential association with smoothies from Tropical Smoothie Cafe restaurants in Virginia. Genetic... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 469

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Aug 28

    Amazon’s Arbitration Clauses: A Hyperlink May Suffice

    Amazon’s Arbitration Clauses: A Hyperlink May Suffice
    The Second Circuit just ruled in a case involving Amazon that "reasonable minds could disagree on the reasonableness of the notice" of the arbitration agreement provided by Amazon. In 2013, the plaintiff, Dean Nicosia, bought diet…
  • Aug 26

    Ryan Lochte and Morals Clause

    Ryan Lochte and Morals Clause
    I have witnessed with interest the evolving story of what exactly happened in Rio involving Ryan Lochte the morning of August 14. Initially Lochte claimed he had been robbed at gunpoint. I later heard through the gossip mill that that...
  • Aug 25

    Rent-to-Own Contracts: Caveat Emptor or Unconscionable Behavior?

    Rent-to-Own Contracts: Caveat Emptor or Unconscionable Behavior?
    The New York Times reports here (paid access) on the increasing use of so-called “rent-to-own” housing contracts. Under these contracts, companies from big Wall Street giants to a slew of small landlords hoping to strike it rich lend or,…
Rank this Week: 267

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/
  • Aug 28

    Seven Reasons Why Lebanon Survives - And Three Reasons Why It Might Not

    Seven Reasons Why Lebanon Survives - And Three Reasons Why It Might Not
    Editor's Note: What happened in Syria has not stayed in Syria. In 2014, Islamic State forces swept back into Iraq, and terrorism, sectarian tension, and fear have spread throughout much of the Middle East. One bit of good news is to be…
  • Aug 27

    The Lawfare Podcast: Dave Aitel and Matt Tait on How "Everything You Know About the Vulnerability Equities Process Is Wrong”

    The Lawfare Podcast: Dave Aitel and Matt Tait on How "Everything You Know About the Vulnerability Equities Process Is Wrong”
    Dave Aitel and Matt Tait come on the podcast to discuss their recent Lawfare essay critiquing the current status of the Vulnerability Equities Process. Matt and Dave argue that the process by which the US government decides whether or not to…
  • Aug 27

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    Susan Hennessey organized a list of more than 230 women, who are experts in the fields of national security law and tech policy. Charlie Dunlap argued that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump may actually agree that the United States needs…
Rank this Week: 70

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Aug 28

    Fire Breaks Out on Carnival Sunshine

    Fire Breaks Out on Carnival Sunshine
    Last Friday evening, there were comments on social media that a fire had broken out on the Carnival Sunshine which caused damage to a passenger balcony.   The initial comments, on Facebook, were to the effect that the cabin was…
  • Aug 26

    Cruise Passengers Injured in Jeep Safari Accident in Antigua

    Cruise Passengers Injured in Jeep Safari Accident in Antigua
    A newspaper in Antigua reports that a safari jeep excursion vehicle filled with cruise passengers flipped on its side in a road accident last week. The newspaper reports that nine cruise passengers,consisting of six U.S. passengers and…
  • Aug 21

    Still Smoldering Caribbean Fantasy Towed to San Juan

    Still Smoldering Caribbean Fantasy Towed to San Juan
    Early Saturday morning, a salvage team towed the still smoldering Caribbean Fantasy ferry to the harbor in San Juan, after the U.S Coast Guard had approved a towage plan.  The Coast Guard published a video of the vessel being towed as…
Rank this Week: 240

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
  • Aug 28

    Do CEOs Affect Employee Political Choices?

    Do CEOs Affect Employee Political Choices?
    Do CEOs affect political choices of their employees? Using a large sample of U.S. firms, we find evidence that they do. First, we document that employees donate significantly more money to CEO-supported political candidates than to otherwise…
  • Aug 27

    Recovery and Resolution: Uneven Bars for CCPs and Bank

    Recovery and Resolution: Uneven Bars for CCPs and Bank
    The CFTC last month issued extensive new recovery and resolution planning guidance (CFTC Guidance) for central counterparty clearinghouses (CCPs). While banks and insurance companies have recently received some relief with respect to their…
  • Aug 26

    The 2016 Proxy Season: Proxy Access Proposal

    The 2016 Proxy Season: Proxy Access Proposal
    For the second year in a row, the most prevalent governance-related shareholder proposals in 2016 were those that sought to implement proxy access, a mechanism allowing shareholders to nominate directors and have those nominees listed in the…
Rank this Week: 45

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

Covers recent developments in labor arbitration. By John H. Curley.

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 255

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Aug 28

    John McCain in Tough Reelection Campaign

    John McCain in Tough Reelection Campaign
    As discussed in this CNN story, Senator John McCain is in a tough primary campaign in Arizona. Immigration has been at its center. Senator McCain joined a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators in supporting comprehensive immigration reform in…
  • Aug 28

    Where Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Stand On Immigration, A Libertarian Alternative?

    Where Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Stand On Immigration, A Libertarian Alternative?
    Here is a succinct and thoughtful summary of the immigration positions of the two major presidential candidates. By the way, Donald Trump in Iowa yesterday returned to his "extreme" immigration positions. Donald Trump speaks at Sen.…
  • Aug 27

    Eight Foreign-Born Olympians Win Medals for Team USA

    Eight Foreign-Born Olympians Win Medals for Team USA
    Michele Waslin for the American Immigration Council reports that nearly 50 foreign-born athletes proudly represented the U.S. as part of the Olympic team in Rio de Janeiro, and eight of them won medals. Kerron Clement, born in Trinidad and…
Rank this Week: 19

Microjuris al Día

Microjuris al Día

Covers news, events and resources for the legal community in Puerto Rico.

http://aldia.microjuris.com/
Rank this Week: 748

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/
  • Aug 28

    Horizon Pharma sues Actavis, Lupin for Paragraph IV certifications on generic Pennsaid

    Horizon Pharma sues Actavis, Lupin for Paragraph IV certifications on generic Pennsaid
    Horizon Pharma filed an action for patent infringement against Actavis and Lupin Pharmaceuticals in response to the filing of Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs) by both defendants for a generic version of Pennsaid, a topical…
  • Aug 28

    Estimating the cost for filing, obtaining and maintaining patents across the globe

    Estimating the cost for filing, obtaining and maintaining patents across the globe
    In several jurisdictions across the globe, the costs are a function of various variables such as the mode of filing, the type of applicant, the number of pages of the specification and claims, and the number of claims/independent…
  • Aug 27

    Patent Drafting: Describing What is Unique Without Puffing

    Patent Drafting: Describing What is Unique Without Puffing
    In fact, many times the patentably relevant information is not described as well as largely irrelevant information about marketing strategies and likely consumer demand. Discussion of what makes an improvement better, stronger and faster…
Rank this Week: 532