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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…
  • Apr 28

    Servergy Inc. and William Mapp Charged for Purporting False Information About Product

    Servergy Inc. and William Mapp Charged for Purporting False Information About Product
    Going Public LawyerOn April 11, 2016 the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced fraud charges against a Texas-based technology company and its founder accused of boosting stock sales with false claims about a…
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Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

Audio from discussions, lectures and panels at Georgetown Law School.

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
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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…
  • Apr 26

    Judge Dismisses Scottsdale Capital Advisor’s Lawsuit Challenging FINRA’s Enforcement Authority

    Judge Dismisses Scottsdale Capital Advisor’s Lawsuit Challenging FINRA’s Enforcement Authority
    U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow has dismissed Scottsdale Capital Advisors’ securities case claiming that the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority did not have legal authority to enforce securities laws. The self-regulatory…
Rank this Week: 152

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

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

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • Apr 30

    Supreme Court Clarifies Duties of Delaware Director

    Supreme Court Clarifies Duties of Delaware Director
    The Delaware Supreme Court has provided clarity about the duties of directors of Delaware corporations who are appointed by particular stockholders. In OptimisCorp v. Waite, Del. Supr., No. 523, 2015 (2016), Delaware’s high court issued…
  • Apr 18

    Supreme Court Raises Threshold to Sue Non-Delaware Corporations in Delaware

    Supreme Court Raises Threshold to Sue Non-Delaware Corporations in Delaware
     The Delaware Supreme Court decided today, over a dissenting opinion, that a non-Delaware corporation cannot be sued in Delaware, even if it is registered to do business in Delaware, if the basis for the suit against it in Delaware is…
  • Apr 16

    Chancery Rejects Advancement Claim for Fees on Fee

    Chancery Rejects Advancement Claim for Fees on Fee
    Generally, a successful claim for advancement of legal fees for a former director or officer entitles the prevailing party to “fees on fees” incurred for obtaining the favorable ruling. A recent ruling from the…
Rank this Week: 177

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 17

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

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 124

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    FESC: Trademark Registration and Free Speech

    FESC: Trademark Registration and Free Speech
    Rebecca Tushnet        TheFirst Amendment Walks Into a Bar: Trademark Registration and Free Speech  Presenter: Deven Desai: Latest Trojan Horse in 1A law. §2(a) allows denial of registration for…
  • Apr 30

    FESC: First Amendment Theory and Coverage

    FESC: First Amendment Theory and Coverage
    First Amendment Theory and Coverage Moderator: Ash Bhagwat Jane Bambauer, Derek Bambauer      Information LibertarianismPresenter: Morgan Weiland: Important ongoing debate about expansion of 1A doctrine to cover…
  • Apr 30

    FESC: Hate Speech, Political Conversations, and Citizenship

    FESC: Hate Speech, Political Conversations, and Citizenship
    Brian Hutler    Hate Speech, Political Conversations, and Citizenship          Maggie McKinley: Tension b/t speech and protection of minorities.  Integration of distinctive…
Rank this Week: 69

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Apr 30

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 69, Number 3

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 69, Number 3
    The Vanderbilt Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of our April 2016 issue: ARTICLES Adam M. Gershowitz, The Post-Riley Search Warrant: Search Protocols and Particularity in Cell Phone Searches, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 585…
  • Apr 29

    UC Davis Law Review, Issue 49:4 (April 2016)

    UC Davis Law Review, Issue 49:4 (April 2016)
    Lecture Information Fiduciaries and the First Amendment Jack M. Balkin Articles The Pendulum Swings: Reconsidering Corporate Criminal Prosecution David M. Uhlmann Predatory Management Buyouts Iman Anabtawi Bankrupt Rivers Rhett Larson &…
  • Apr 28

    FAN 106.1 (First Amendment News) Sheriff Dart Petitions the Supreme Court — Contests Posner Opinion in “Adult Services” Ad Case

    FAN 106.1 (First Amendment News) Sheriff Dart Petitions the Supreme Court — Contests Posner Opinion in “Adult Services” Ad Case
    Cook County’s Sheriff Thomas Dart is back on the legal news with a cert. petition filed today in the Supreme Court (Dart v. Backpage.com). The Sheriff is being represented by Michael F. Williams (counsel of record)…
Rank this Week: 37

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 30

    IN MEMORIAM: BOB SACK

    IN MEMORIAM: BOB SACK
    We are sorry to share the news of the passing of Bob Sack, of Salenger Sack Kimmel & Bavaro. The funeral will take place on Sunday, May 1st at 11:00 a.m. at Gutterman’s, located at 8000 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY 11797. Bob…
  • Apr 30

    NBA'S ROOKIE WAY OF TRAINING ROOKIES

    NBA'S ROOKIE WAY OF TRAINING ROOKIES
    NBA used degrading photos to keep rookies in line By Julia Marsh April 30, 2016 | 12:58pm NBA officials displayed naked misogyny by using grotesque images of an obese woman smothering a man in bed to teach rookie players how not…
  • Apr 29

    LET'S MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

    LET'S MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
Rank this Week: 12

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/
Rank this Week: 9

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

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

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Apr 30

    Camouflage Trade Dre

    Camouflage Trade Dre
    CRYE v. DUROWould've liked to see discussion whether there can be protectable trade dress in a camoflage patternhttps://t.co/kF0jDU0gL8 — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) April 30, 2016
  • Apr 29

    Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Defend Trade Secrets Act
    Useful summary of DTSA:Implementing and Interpreting the Defend Trade Secrets ActPatently-O https://t.co/8n4Q9sUaKv — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) April 29, 2016 Ex Parte Seizures and the Defend Trade Secrets ActEric GoldmanSSRN…
  • Apr 28

    UDRP complaint denied on first prong:…

    UDRP complaint denied on first prong: Complainant fails to establish secondary meaning in common law markhttps://t.co/tWa0gvpV9j — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) April 28, 2016 Most expensive domain names of all timeBusiness Insider…
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Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Apr 30

    "Upgrading Discussions of Cognitive Enhancement"

    "Upgrading Discussions of Cognitive Enhancement"
    "Upgrading Discussions of Cognitive Enhancement" by Susan B. Levin has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract Advocates of cognitive enhancement maintain that technological advances would augment autonomy indirectly…
  • Apr 25

    "On the Moral Acceptability of Physician‐Assisted Dying for Non‐Autonomous Psychiatric Patients"

    "On the Moral Acceptability of Physician‐Assisted Dying for Non‐Autonomous Psychiatric Patients"
    Recently published on SSRN (and in Bioethics, Vol. 30, Issue 4 (2016)): "On the Moral Acceptability of Physician‐Assisted Dying for Non‐Autonomous Psychiatric Patients" JUKKA VARELIUS, University of Turku - Department of…
  • Apr 25

    "Happiness, Cerebroscopes and Incorrigibility: Prospects for Neuroeudaimonia"

    "Happiness, Cerebroscopes and Incorrigibility: Prospects for Neuroeudaimonia"
    "Happiness, Cerebroscopes and Incorrigibility: Prospects for Neuroeudaimonia" by Stephanie M. Hare and Nicole A. Vincent has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract Suppose you want to live a happy life. Who should…
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The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Apr 30

    TaxProf Blog

    TaxProf Blog
    Even without the additional spending proposed by Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Sanders, more projected spending in the future will likely lead to calls for ever-higher taxes. Without more budget discipline, America may be headed toward a…
  • Apr 30

    US-Created System In Iraq Is Collapsing: Protesters Storm Parliament, State of Emergency Declared - Live Webcast | Zero Hedge

    US-Created System In Iraq Is Collapsing: Protesters Storm Parliament, State of Emergency Declared - Live Webcast | Zero Hedge
    Less than two years ago, the US set up another puppet government in the mid-east this time in the state of Iraq when following substantial US pressure, on August 14, 2014 then prime minister al-Maliki agreed to stepped down and...
  • Apr 30

    West Point on Track for First Female Dean - ABC New

    West Point on Track for First Female Dean - ABC New
    The U.S. Military Academy says President Barack Obama has nominated Col. Cindy Jebb to be the academy's next dean of the academic board. She also has been nominated for appointment to brigadier general. via abcnews.go.com That's so moving.
Rank this Week: 92

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning topics such as conservatorship, guardianship, health care and advanced directive, living trusts, and probate. By Law Office of Scott D. Soady, A Professional Corporation

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    How Do I Transfer Property from One Trust to Another Trust?

    How Do I Transfer Property from One Trust to Another Trust?
    Unlike a last will and testament, estate planning through a living trust involves the transfer of title to assets during your lifetime. For example, if you want your house to be part of a revocable living trust, you must execute and file a…
  • Apr 29

    What is My Estate Actually Worth?

    What is My Estate Actually Worth?
    An “estate” does not necessarily include all of a person’s assets. In the context of estate planning, an estate refers to property subject to distribution under a person’s last will and testament—that is to say,…
  • Apr 25

    How a California Power of Attorney Work

    How a California Power of Attorney Work
    A power of attorney is a document authorizing someone to act on your behalf with respect to financial and contractual matters. Among other acts, a person holding your power of attorney may sell your house, write checks from your bank account,…
Rank this Week: 904

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/
  • Apr 30

    New Books in April

    New Books in April
    Authors and/or publishers kindly sent me these new books this month: Wondrous Truths: The Improbable Triumph of Modern Science by J.D. Trout (Oxford University Press, 2016). Aristotle, Metaphysics, translated with introduction & notes by…
  • Apr 30

    Can this book live up to its blurb?

    Can this book live up to its blurb?
    Reader David Gordon sends along this gem of a dustjacket blurb: Theory of Identities is essential for those who work in Laruelle studies or whose work departs from the fundamental presuppositions of non-philosophy and non-standard philosophy.…
  • Apr 29

    Florida Atlantic University sued by fired tenured professor

    Florida Atlantic University sued by fired tenured professor
    Alas, the fired professor is a rather creepy piece of work, but his lawsuit clearly has merit. A state university can not fire a tenured professor for holding creepy views, and the justification given (failure to fill out some conflict...
Rank this Week: 35

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    Well hey, Greil Marcus' Real Life Top Ten…

    Well hey, Greil Marcus' Real Life Top Ten is back! In his Paris Review interview James Thurber relates an anecdote about Harold Ross which I think of every time I read anything by Marcus:I once wrote a piece called “The Beast in the…
  • Apr 28

    Spent last night trying to explain…

    Spent last night trying to explain substantive due process to my class, a task made more difficult by the fact that the concept is essentially incoherent, at least as it has evolved.
  • Apr 27

    Wouldn't you like to know where Dennis…

    Wouldn't you like to know where Dennis Hastert got all that money? He was a high school wrestling coach, and then a congressman-- how'd he make that much dough?
Rank this Week: 501

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Apr 30

    Professor Traum Nominated to District of Neveda

    Professor Traum Nominated to District of Neveda
    Congratulations to UNLV professor Anne Rachel Traum, who has just been nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. Cribbing now from the White House's press release: Anne Rachel Traum is a Professor of Law at...
  • Apr 30

    Donald Trump's First Citation in a Law Review

    Donald Trump's First Citation in a Law Review
    Cassandra Roberston's post over at prawfs about the law school discussion issues that Donald Trump inspires reminds me: I've been meaning to post something about his citations in law reviews. For starters, if he were a law professor he'd…
  • Apr 29

    AALS CFP: LLCs, New Charitable Forms And The Rise Of Philanthrocapitalism

    AALS CFP: LLCs, New Charitable Forms And The Rise Of Philanthrocapitalism
    This call for papers for the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting in San Franciso has just come in: Joint Program of the AALS Section onAgency, Partnerships LLCs, and Unincorporated Associations & Section on Nonprofit and Philanthropy Law LLCS, NEW…
Rank this Week: 88

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    Associate Bloggers: Departure and Arrival

    Associate Bloggers: Departure and Arrival
    A passing of the torch takes place tomorrow here at Legal History Blog.  Since July 2013, Emily A. Prifogle has performed the duties of the office now known as Associate Blogger.  (Clara Altman, now Director of the Federal Judicial…
  • Apr 29

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
     From Ken Owen (University of Illinois, Springfield) at The Junto, "Historians and Hamilton: Founders Chic and the Cult of Personality."From Brian Leiter: a nice shout-out to the legal history training at the University of…
  • Apr 29

    Hiring Update: Holdren to Drake University

    Hiring Update: Holdren to Drake University
    We are delighted to announce that Nate Holdren has accepted a tenure-track position at Drake University, where currently holds the title of Visiting Assistant Professor. His appointment is in the undergraduate legal studies program (also…
Rank this Week: 59

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    Proposal for unsuccessful patent applicants to pay higher fees?

    Proposal for unsuccessful patent applicants to pay higher fees?
    In discussing PatCon6, the writtendescription blog has an interesting discussion about a proposal -- forcing unsuccessful patent applicants to pay higher application fees --:For example, in his paper, "Loser Pays" in Patent Examination, Neel…
  • Apr 29

    Fluorosamine for myelin regeneration?

    Fluorosamine for myelin regeneration?
    See Multiple sclerosis: Drug boosts myelin regeneration in mice raising hope of future treatments for MS **Separately, from blawgsearch on 30 April 2016
  • Apr 29

    Legal decisions must rest on factually accurate information

    Legal decisions must rest on factually accurate information
    One takes note of the post at PatentDocs entitled The Fantastical World of Justice Stephen Breyer As a side comment to the text ["The tragedy, first explored by Stephen Jay Gould in "Carrie Buck's Daughter," The Flamingo's Smile (1985)..." …
Rank this Week: 45

DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 2

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Apr 30

    This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Post

    This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Post
    The Hillary Speech Issue No One Is Talking About: Assignment Of Income Former UC-Berkeley Law School Dean Files Grievance Over Attempt To Revoke His Tenure In Wake Of Sexual Harassment Complaint Today Is Tax Freedom Day — Earlier In MS, TN…
  • Apr 30

    University Of Minnesota Study:Enhanced Individualized Feedback In One Core 1L Class Improves Student Performance In All Of Their Other Classe

    University Of Minnesota Study:Enhanced Individualized Feedback In One Core 1L Class Improves Student Performance In All Of Their Other Classe
    Daniel Schwarcz (Minnesota) & Dion Farganis (Minnesota), The Impact of Individualized Feedback on Law Student Performance: For well over a century, first-year law students have typically not received any individualized feedback in their…
  • Apr 30

    Lazear:America’s Coming Tax Increase

    Lazear:America’s Coming Tax Increase
    Wall Street Journal op-ed: America’s Coming Tax Increase (data here), by Edward P. Lazear (Stanford): The debt held by the public has approximately doubled since President Obama took office and is now equal to 74% of gross domestic product.…
Rank this Week: 5

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Apr 30

    Gold on Compensation's Role in Deterrence

    Gold on Compensation's Role in Deterrence
    Russell Gold (Wake Forest) has posted his latest piece, Compensation's Role in Deterrence, on SSRN. Here's the abstract: There are plenty of non-economic reasons to care whether victims are compensated in class actions. The traditional law…
  • Apr 29

    Sharkey on The BP Oil Spill Settlements, Classwide Punitive Damages, and Societal Deterrence

    Sharkey on The BP Oil Spill Settlements, Classwide Punitive Damages, and Societal Deterrence
    Cathy Sharkey (NYU Law) has posted a new piece on SSRN entitled The BP Oil Spill Settlements, Classwide Punitive Damages, and Societal Deterrence. Here's the abstract: The BP oil spill litigation and subsequent settlements provide an…
  • Apr 29

    Aggregation as Disempowerment: Red Flags in Class Action Settlement

    Aggregation as Disempowerment: Red Flags in Class Action Settlement
    Our own Howie Erichson has posted his latest piece, Aggregation in Disempowerment: Red Flags in Class Action Settlements, on SSRN. It's a great read for judges and attorneys alike and points out--as the title suggests--provisions in class…
Rank this Week: 276

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • Apr 30

    Because — A powerful word in negotiation

    Because — A powerful word in negotiation
    The word because is a powerful tool in negotiations as described by mediator Steve Mehta.   The post Because — A powerful word in negotiations appeared first on The Blog of Steven Mehta.
  • Apr 28

    Avoid Dumping Onto Others as Others Have Dumped Onto You

    Avoid Dumping Onto Others as Others Have Dumped Onto You
    If someone in a position of authority or influence over you has treated you poorly chances are good you won’t retaliate in kind, you’ll find someone else to vent your frustration onto. That only creates more misery for others and…
  • Apr 20

    Empathy is Critical to Successful Negotiation

    Empathy is Critical to Successful Negotiation
    There’s an old saying that goes along the lines of, “if you want to understand a man walk a mile in his shoes”. Parties seeking to negotiate a resolution and avoid further confrontation and litigation should be swapping…
Rank this Week: 888

Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    A Trend at Pat Con: Regulating Patents Earlier

    A Trend at Pat Con: Regulating Patents Earlier
    I was thrilled to attend "Pat Con 6" this year at Boston College, thanks to this year's host David Olson, along with Andrew Torrence and David Schwartz.  I noted a trend in several of the papers: many sought, either explicitly or…
  • Apr 28

    Jonathan Masur on Improving Cost-Benefit Analysis at the PTO

    Jonathan Masur on Improving Cost-Benefit Analysis at the PTO
    Federal agencies are required to use cost-benefit analysis (CBA) for all "economically significant" regulations—those with an impact of at least $100 million. Given the economic importance of patents, even small procedural changes at…
  • Apr 26

    The AIA Is Not a Taking

    The AIA Is Not a Taking
    I have just published, along with Ben Picozzi, a response to Greg Dolin and Irina Manta's article, Taking Patents. In the response we refute Dolin and Manta's argument that the America Invents Act effectuated a compensable "taking" under the…
Rank this Week: 887

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 30

    New Hampshire Sen. Passes Bill Aiding Pipeline Condemnee

    New Hampshire Sen. Passes Bill Aiding Pipeline Condemnee
    The New Hampshire Senate passed a bill intended to give eminent domain protections to homeowners in the path of a gas pipeline project. Energy company Kinder Morgan recently suspended its plan to build a natural gas pipeline through…
  • Apr 27

    Iowa House Passes Bill Restricting Eminent Domain Rules For Transmission Developer

    Iowa House Passes Bill Restricting Eminent Domain Rules For Transmission Developer
    The Iowa House of Representatives recently passed a bill restricting the ability of independent transmission developer to exercise their power of eminent domain. The House passed House Bill 2448 by a 63-33 vote. If passed by the Iowa Senate,…
  • Apr 27

    Montana Supreme Court Hears Water Utility Condemnation Case

    Montana Supreme Court Hears Water Utility Condemnation Case
    Montana’s Supreme Court heard arguments last week in a case that will determine the future of Missoula’s water utility. The City of Missoula is trying to take ownership of that city’s water utility – Mountain Water…
Rank this Week: 982

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    China Law Questions: Why We Don’t Answer

    China Law Questions: Why We Don’t Answer
    Saw the following comment today and thought it would make sense to respond via this blog post, rather than directly: I never seem to have any luck getting a response on Facebook so I’ll repeat a query here: is it legal to pay the…
  • Apr 29

    Quick Question Friday, China Law Answers, Part XXI

    Quick Question Friday, China Law Answers, Part XXI
      Because of this blog, our China lawyers get a fairly steady stream of China law questions from readers, mostly via emails but occasionally via blog comments or phone calls as well. If we were to conduct research on all the questions we…
  • Apr 28

    DIY China Employment Law. Really?

    DIY China Employment Law. Really?
    Our China lawyers often get appreciative emails from non-lawyers saying our blog has helped them do x, y or z on their own. We love the good vibes, but emails like these are sometimes a bit troubling. At the risk of being blunt, this blog…
Rank this Week: 168

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Apr 30

    Factoring Pets Into An Estate Plan

    Factoring Pets Into An Estate Plan
    For many people their pet is like a member of the family. People will want to make sure that their beloved animal companion is taken care of after they pass away. Most states allow people to set up pet trusts...
  • Apr 30

    Why The Government Will Get Over Half Of Prince’s Estate

    Why The Government Will Get Over Half Of Prince’s Estate
    As I have previously mentioned the late legendary Prince passed away without a will. This article discusses how over half of his estate may likely go to the government. “Both the federal government and Minnesota’s state government will…
  • Apr 30

    Court Challenge Puts Klingon Language In Copyright Crosshair

    Court Challenge Puts Klingon Language In Copyright Crosshair
    Klingon has entered the pop culture collective conscience as the true mark of a hardcore Trekkie with the most diehard fans becoming fluent in the surprisingly developed language. But a copyright battle between Paramount and a group of fans…
Rank this Week: 22

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Apr 30

    Thailand jails 8 activists for sedition over Facebook post

    Thailand jails 8 activists for sedition over Facebook post
    Thai police confirmed Saturday that eight people have been charged [Reuters report] with sedition and computer crimes in relation to Facebook posts in opposition of the government. The activists were detained on Wednesday for comments…
  • Apr 30

    North Korea sentences US citizen to 10 year prison term for espionage

    North Korea sentences US citizen to 10 year prison term for espionage
    The Supreme Court of North Korea on Friday sentenced US citizen, Kim Dong-chul, to 10 years in prison and hard labor on charges of subversion and espionage [NPR report]. Kim, 62, was a resident of Virginia before moving to China for business…
  • Apr 30

    94-year-old former SS Sergeant apologizes to Nazi victims at trial in Germany

    94-year-old former SS Sergeant apologizes to Nazi victims at trial in Germany
    Reinhold Hanning, a 94-year-old former Schutzstaffel (SS) guard in the Auschwitz death camp between 1942 and 1944, apologized to Nazi victims at his trial in Detmold, a small town in West Germany. Hanning, who is accused of being an accessory…
Rank this Week: 11

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Apr 30

    Emerging news about two new notable gun control and gun safety effort

    Emerging news about two new notable gun control and gun safety effort
    These two recent stories about gun control and gun safety efforts from the folks in California and from the federal government have caught my eye lately: From the west coast here, "Strict state gun-control measure close to making…
  • Apr 30

    Georgia continuing to lead and innovate state sentencing reform with new focus on mass probation

    Georgia continuing to lead and innovate state sentencing reform with new focus on mass probation
    The most astute observers of criminal justice systems realize that tackling mass incarceration will always be an uphill battle if we do not also look closely at the realities of (even more massive) modern probation and other laws and rules...
  • Apr 29

    "Louisiana Death Sentenced Cases and Their Reversals, 1976-2015"

    "Louisiana Death Sentenced Cases and Their Reversals, 1976-2015"
    The title of htis post is the title of this new reseach paper by Frank Baumgartner and Tim Lyman now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: Since 1976, Louisiana’s experience with capital punishment has been deeply dysfunctional, with…
Rank this Week: 15

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

Provides global food safety news & information. By Marler Clark LLP, PS.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Apr 30

    Publisher’s Platform: What do Dole, Blue Bell, Bidart and Chipotle have in Common?

    Publisher’s Platform: What do Dole, Blue Bell, Bidart and Chipotle have in Common?
    Yes, they are all under criminal investigation. Over the last week I have been in New York, Dallas, Phoenix, Boise, Fayetteville and San Francisco – and I was supposed to go to Chicago.  I really need to mow my lawn and clean the…
  • Apr 30

    Organic turmeric ginger green tea recalled for Salmonella risk

    Organic turmeric ginger green tea recalled for Salmonella risk
    The Republic of Tea is recalling its Organic Turmeric Ginger Green Tea in response to a possible health risk. The Novato, CA-based company stated April 29, 2016, that it was notified by a supplier of the possibility that one lot of…
  • Apr 29

    Dole salad scandal spurs calls for stronger FDA

    Dole salad scandal spurs calls for stronger FDA
    Reactions have been varied to the news that Dole Food Co. knowingly produced and shipped salads from a contaminated facility, ranging from criticism of the FDA to an admission by Dole’s management that the company is being investigated…
Rank this Week: 62

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Apr 30

    Policy Forms Changing and Coverage Slashed by People's Trust Insurance Company

    Policy Forms Changing and Coverage Slashed by People's Trust Insurance Company
    Be alert to changes in your policy renewals that may limit damage from water to incredibly miniscule coverage or none at all. When shopping for insurance, policyholders often tell their agents and insurance companies they want full and…
  • Apr 29

    Insurable Interests Defined: A Blog Series - Episode One, New Jersey

    Insurable Interests Defined: A Blog Series - Episode One, New Jersey
    An extremely important, yet sometimes overlooked issue concerning property insurance claims is whether the person or entity making the claim has an insurable interest in that property. This blog is the first in a series which will discuss a…
  • Apr 28

    What Triggers Ordinance or Law Coverage?

    What Triggers Ordinance or Law Coverage?
    In our practice we are often called upon to represent clients where their claim for ordinance and law coverage has been denied. This is because ordinance and law coverage is one of the most misunderstood and incorrectly interpreted policy…
Rank this Week: 372

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 30

    Gruber on Anti-Rape Culture

    Gruber on Anti-Rape Culture
    Aya Gruber (University of Colorado Law School) has posted Anti-Rape Culture (Kansas Law Review, Vol.64, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This essay, written for the Kansas Law Review Symposium on Campus Sexual Assault, critically analyzes…
  • Apr 29

    Levitt on Anti-Black State Violence

    Levitt on Anti-Black State Violence
    Jeremy I. Levitt (Florida A&M University College of Law) has posted 'Fuck Your Breath': Black Men and Youth, State Violence, and Human Rights in the 21st Century (Washington University Journal of Law and Policy, Vol. 49, 2015) on SSRN.…
  • Apr 29

    SpearIt on Muslim Hip Hop and Mass Incarceration

    SpearIt on Muslim Hip Hop and Mass Incarceration
    SpearIt (Texas Southern University - Thurgood Marshall School of Law) has posted Sonic Jihad — Muslim Hip Hop in the Age of Mass Incarceration (11 Florida Intl. L. Rev. 201 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This essay examines...
Rank this Week: 51

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Apr 30

    Saturday Open Thread

    Saturday Open Thread
    Republicans are convening in Burlingame, CA this weekend. Updates here. There were Trump protests and a few arrests. Trump and Kasich spoke (Kasich is staying in.) Cruz and Fiorini will speak tomorrow. Trump said it would be nice…
  • Apr 30

    ISIS Releases Nasheed Video "Blood for Blood"

    ISIS Releases Nasheed Video "Blood for Blood"
    ISIS news of note this week: Al-Hayat Media, ISIS' official media arm, has released a new "nasheed" video featuring child fighters. It's called "Sang Pour Sang" (Blood for Blood). The children sing in French, but there's an English and... [[…
  • Apr 29

    Trump Unplugged in California: Advocates Torture

    Trump Unplugged in California: Advocates Torture
    As the media focuses on the Trump protesters at his rally last night in Orange County, CA, I hope it doesn't overlook what Trump is saying -- to cheers of his supporters. For one thing, he's back to advocating torture. The LA Times…
Rank this Week: 4

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

Covers Indiana law, as well as interesting developments in law and government. By Marcia Oddi.

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 25

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Covers medical malpractice cases, news and issues with a focus on Illinois. From Levin & Perconti.

http://medicalmalpractice.levinperconti.com/
  • Apr 30

    Lawsuit Filed Against Health Care Provider for Negligent Care

    Lawsuit Filed Against Health Care Provider for Negligent Care
    When we or our loved ones are in the hospital we trust that proper care will always be provided. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. A lawsuit was recently filed against a local hospital and doctor alleging that failure to provide…
  • Apr 27

    Patient Injured During Surgery Files Lawsuit

    Patient Injured During Surgery Files Lawsuit
    When we enter the hospital for surgery we trust that our doctor will take proper care of us and not cause us further harm. Unfortunately, that is exactly what happened, according to a patient. The man was allegedly harmed because of…
  • Apr 24

    Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Filed for Eye Injury During Surgery

    Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Filed for Eye Injury During Surgery
    A man and his wife have filed a lawsuit for medical malpractice against a hospital and medical team after a mistake during surgery. The man was undergoing a surgical procedure for sleep apnea when the injury occurred. The injury was caused,…
Rank this Week: 395

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Apr 30

    Court strikes down Seattle snoop-in-residents’-garbage law

    Court strikes down Seattle snoop-in-residents’-garbage law
    “A judge has ruled that snooping trash collectors in Seattle cannot simply go through garbage bins without any sort of warrant to determine whether its citizens are putting food in the wrong place. It’s a win for the…
  • Apr 29

    D.C. Circuit: Don’t second-guess DPA

    D.C. Circuit: Don’t second-guess DPA
    Deferred prosecution agreements and their close relatives non-prosecution agreements (DPAs/NPAs) have become a major tool of white-collar prosecution in recent years. Typically, a business defendant in exchange for escape from the costs…
  • Apr 28

    “Paramount Copyright Claim on Klingon Language Challenged in Klingon Language”

    “Paramount Copyright Claim on Klingon Language Challenged in Klingon Language”
    “The Language Creation Society has filed an amicus brief challenging Paramount’s claim of copyright over the Klingon language in its lawsuit against Axanar, a fan-produced film set in the Star Trek universe….The amicus…
Rank this Week: 53

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/
Rank this Week: 68

taxgirl

taxgirl

Covers corporate, non-profit, estates, individual or international taxes. By Kelly Erb.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 79

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 30

    Facebook Crushes Revenue Projections as Mobile Ad Sales Surge

    Facebook Crushes Revenue Projections as Mobile Ad Sales Surge
    Facebook's quarterly revenue rose more than 50 percent, beating Wall Street expectations as its wildly popular mobile app and a push into live video lured new advertisers and encouraged existing ones to boost spending.The company's shares…
  • Apr 30

    FINRA Reports on Effective Practices for Digital Investment Advice

    FINRA Reports on Effective Practices for Digital Investment Advice
    FINRA has issued a press release stating that financial services "firms' offerings of digital investment advice need sound governance and supervision, including effective means of overseeing suitability of recommendations, conflicts of…
  • Apr 29

    SEC: Accounting Firm, Partner Conducted Deficient Surprise Exam

    SEC: Accounting Firm, Partner Conducted Deficient Surprise Exam
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that an accounting firm and one of its partners who conducted surprise examinations of client assets at an investment adviser have agreed to settle charges that they performed…
Rank this Week: 497

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/
  • Apr 30

    Gastrointestinal Outbreak on the Disney Wonder

    Gastrointestinal Outbreak on the Disney Wonder
    An unsettling development occurring on the Disney Wonder cruise ship was brought to our attention this morning.  There has been an outbreak of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) which exceeds the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…
  • Apr 29

    Norovirus Outbreak Aboard the "Cursed Cruise Ship" Balmoral

    Norovirus Outbreak Aboard the "Cursed Cruise Ship" Balmoral
    The Fred Olsen Balmoral cruise ship has docked in Norfolk amidst what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is saying is a norovirus outbreak which has inflicted diarrhea and vomiting symptoms on 153 of 917 (16.68%)…
  • Apr 27

    Two Cruise Passengers Missing in Jamaica

    Two Cruise Passengers Missing in Jamaica
    The Jamaica Observer reported today that the police in Jamaica are seeking the public's assistance in locating two cruise ship passengers who went missing yesterday. The newspaper identified U.S. citizens, 33-year-old Hayden Gerson and…
Rank this Week: 131

Northern Law Blog

Northern Law Blog

Practice updates, reflections, and interpretations by Northern Illinois University College of Law alumni.

http://www.northernlawblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    Captain Kirk v. IqbalStar Date 93795.09…

    Captain Kirk v. IqbalStar Date 93795.09 (thanks to star date calculator here): Today, paramount Pictures filed an amended complaint (here) against Axanar Productions in a copyright infringement suit in the U.S. District Court for the Central…
  • Mar 10

    A party who represents herself... You know the rest...

    A party who represents herself... You know the rest...
    I'm reading a case about a pro se plaintiff who was sanctioned for her behavior at trial. The case is somewhat interesting and may stand for the proposition that a party can be liable for the opposing party's legal fees based upon his or her…
  • Feb 12

    $2,000 per hour?

    $2,000 per hour?
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is a global law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers spread between 18 offices worldwide. Ted Olson is one of their managing partners. Mr. Olson is widely regarded as one of the best lawyers in the country, if not…
Rank this Week: 984

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

About law, literature and the humanities. By the Law & Humanities Institute.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    The Defenders Being Released on DVD

    The Defenders Being Released on DVD
    It's finally happening. The legendary 1960s series The Defenders is finally being released on DVD. Shout! Factory is putting season one of this groundbreaking series, which starred E. G. Marshall and Robert Reed, in our DVD players July…
  • Apr 28

    Levy on Justice Scalia and the Fallacies of Constitutional Textualism

    Levy on Justice Scalia and the Fallacies of Constitutional Textualism
    Ken Levy, LSU Law Center, is publishing Why the Late Justice Scalia Was Wrong: The Fallacies of Constitutional Textualism in the Lewis & Clark Law Review (2017). Here is the abstract. My article concerns constitutional interpretation and…
  • Apr 28

    Geva on the Legal History of Check

    Geva on the Legal History of Check
    Benjamin Geva, Osgoode Law School (York), has published Liability on a Cheque: A Legal History in IANUS 2015, MODULO JEAN MONNET, and as Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper No. 41 (2016). Here is the abstract. Cheques are old payment…
Rank this Week: 370

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 30

    Agencies’ Resolution Plan Feedback

    Agencies’ Resolution Plan Feedback
    [On April 13, 2016], the Federal Reserve and the FDIC (collectively, “Agencies”) released their feedback on the resolution plans submitted July 1, 2015 by the eight largest US banking institutions. [1] Five were deemed “not…
  • Apr 29

    Executive Compensation Incentives Contingent on Long-Term Accounting Performance

    Executive Compensation Incentives Contingent on Long-Term Accounting Performance
    U.S. public firms increasingly tie CEO compensation to long-term accounting performance. The percentage of S&P 500 firms that adopt multiyear accounting-based performance (MAP) incentives has more than doubled from 16.5% in 1996 to 43.3%…
  • Apr 29

    Weekly Roundup: April 22–April 28, 2016

    Weekly Roundup: April 22–April 28, 2016
    Endogenous Legal Traditions and Economic Outcomes Posted by Carmine Guerriero, University of Amsterdam, on Friday, April 22, 2016 Tags: Diversity, Efficiency, Financial Regulation, Globalization, International governance, Labor markets, Legal…
Rank this Week: 110

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 16