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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/
Rank this Week: 695

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: 369

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: 638

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: 2

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Aug 27

    Fresh-cut Vegetables Recalled over Listeria

    Fresh-cut Vegetables Recalled over Listeria
    Country Fresh, LLC. of Conroe, Texas, is recalling 30,000 cases of various fresh-cut vegetable products (product descriptions attached), because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which…
  • Aug 27

    Cottage Cheese Recalled in Wisconsin

    Cottage Cheese Recalled in Wisconsin
    The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s Division of Food and Recreational Safety issued a consumer alert for 4 percent cottage cheese made by Westby Cooperative Creamery. No illnesses were reported…
  • Aug 27

    Raw Milk and E. coli in Michigan

    Raw Milk and E. coli in Michigan
    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 or unpasteurized milk products, commonly…
Rank this Week: 117

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: 399

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/
  • Aug 27

    [Todd Zywicki] Upcoming Law & Economics Center seminars for law professors and judge

    [Todd Zywicki] Upcoming Law & Economics Center seminars for law professors and judge
    The George Mason Law & Economics Center has two upcoming seminars in October that may be of interest to some readers and for which we still have a few openings left. For Law Professors, we have our upcoming “LEC Workshop for Law…
  • Aug 26

    [Eugene Volokh] High on Injunction

    [Eugene Volokh] High on Injunction
    The west entrance to the U.S. Supreme Court building. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst “High on Injunctions” turns out to have been the standard name of a leading treatise on the law of injunctions, published by James L. High in 1874 and…
  • Aug 26

    [Eugene Volokh] Using a false Social Security number is a crime — but is it a crime ‘of moral turpitude’?

    [Eugene Volokh] Using a false Social Security number is a crime — but is it a crime ‘of moral turpitude’?
    Illegal immigrants can be deported, especially if they commit a crime. But if their crime is not a “crime involving moral turpitude,” then they can ask the Justice Department to exercise its discretion to keep them from being…
Rank this Week: 9

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/
  • Aug 27

    Great moments in obscure rock 'n' roll: Judas Priest, "Dreamer Deceiver" & "Deceiver," 1976

    Great moments in obscure rock 'n' roll: Judas Priest, "Dreamer Deceiver" & "Deceiver," 1976
    Judas Priest isn't obscure in the world of rock 'n' roll, but their second album, from which these two songs come, is (relatively speaking). I'm not much for the later Judas Priest, but I always liked this pair of songs:
  • Aug 27

    University of Chicago's "free speech" crusade

    University of Chicago's "free speech" crusade
    Although I've not talked to any of those involved, it's hard to escape the conclusion that this is all a coordinated effort: here now is the University President Robert Zimmer, and here is my colleage Geoffrey Stone (lead author of...
  • Aug 27

    "Alt-right" explained

    "Alt-right" explained
    This is a useful portrait of these pathetic creatures. Their Moms ought to take their laptops away, and give these boys more chores.
Rank this Week: 95

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Aug 27

    Illinois Supreme Court blocks redistricting proposal from ballot

    Illinois Supreme Court blocks redistricting proposal from ballot
    The Illinois Supreme Court concluded [opinion] on Thursday that placing a redistricting proposal on the ballot this fall would be unconstitutional. The proposal would have transferred legislative mapmaking [WP report] power to an independent…
  • Aug 27

    Argentina court convicts military officers of human rights violations during dictatorship

    Argentina court convicts military officers of human rights violations during dictatorship
    An Argentine federal court concluded a human rights trial on Thursday against military officers during the dictatorship era. The court in Córdoba, Argentina, acquitted [La Nacion report, in Spanish] five defendants and sentenced 28 to…
  • Aug 27

    UN rights expert urges Iran to halt execution of 12 drug offender

    UN rights expert urges Iran to halt execution of 12 drug offender
    The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed [official website], on Friday urged [press release] Iran to halt the execution of Alireza Madadpour and 11 other individuals convicted on drug related offenses.…
Rank this Week: 10

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Picnic Point, a little while ago.

    Picnic Point, a little while ago.
    You can talk about whatever you want in the comments.
  • Aug 27

    Over 300 comments on that "Alt-Right" post...

    Over 300 comments on that "Alt-Right" post...
    ... on a late summer Saturday afternoon.It makes me want to ask a question. And please read the earlier post and make sure you know what "Alt-Right" means before you answer. Don't just guess. It doesn't mean people who think Althouse is…
  • Aug 27

    This will just seem like the most boring interview in the world...

    This will just seem like the most boring interview in the world...
    ... unless you watch what's happening in the background:The extreme boringness of the interview makes the backgroundiness of the action sheer accidental genius.
Rank this Week: 52

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 58

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 37

Ohio Environmental Law Blog

Ohio Environmental Law Blog

Discusses environmental law and policy at both the national level and with a focus on developments in Ohio. By Joseph P. Koncelik of Frantz Ward LLP.

http://www.ohioenvironmentallawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 895

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Covers constitutional law and jurisprudence (in Spanish). Features legal news, cases and commentaries from Argentina, U.S. and the Americas.

http://www.saberderecho.com/
  • Aug 27

    Tips brasileros para la fundamentación de sentencia

    Tips brasileros para la fundamentación de sentencia
    Hace poco, Rodolfo González Zavala ha publicado en "La Ley" (Cómo no debe ser una sentencia, 29.7.16) un comentario acerca de ciertas reglas constructivas que aparecen en el Código del Proceso de Brasil, sancionado el…
  • Aug 26

    Reporte de la decisión del Consejo de Estado francés en el caso de la prohibición de burkini.

    Reporte de la decisión del Consejo de Estado francés en el caso de la prohibición de burkini.
    Para poner en contexto, si alguien no sabe de que estamos hablando, leemos;Varias ciudades de la Costa Azul tienen prohibido el burkini, el atuendo para mujeres musulmanas que cubre todo el cuerpo excepto la cara, las manos y los pies pero…
  • Aug 21

    ¿Qué es una audiencia pública?

    ¿Qué es una audiencia pública?
    Ya hemos hecho nuestro análisis del fallo CEPIS y prometimos como bonus track un apartado dedicado a explicar cómo debe hacerse lo que allí no se hizo. Es decir, la audiencia pública previa, que ya sabemos que es…
Rank this Week: 612

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

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

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Injury Crash Southbound I15@30

    Injury Crash Southbound I15@30
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Aug 27

    D1 Fatal Crash 900 Block Center Valley Rd, Sandpoint, iD

    D1 Fatal Crash 900 Block Center Valley Rd, Sandpoint, iD
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
  • Aug 26

    Crash on SH55 North of Horseshoe Bend Sends One to the Hospital

    Crash on SH55 North of Horseshoe Bend Sends One to the Hospital
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
Rank this Week: 451

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Covers Illinois nursing homes and information for nursing home residents, family members, ombudsmen, resident advocates, elder law attorneys and nursing home staff. By Levin & Perconti.

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • Aug 27

    Malnutrition Led to Death of Nursing Home Resident

    Malnutrition Led to Death of Nursing Home Resident
    Nursing homes are supposed to provide proper care to our loved ones and ensure that they are kept safe from harm. That’s why it can be so shocking to find out that your relative has suffered an injury or died as the result of inadequate…
  • Aug 25

    Woman Injured by Fall in Nursing Home Files Lawsuit

    Woman Injured by Fall in Nursing Home Files Lawsuit
    Falls are the number one cause of injuries among the elderly. According to the CDC, Centers for Disease Control, older individuals suffer serious injuries due to falls although most falls are preventable. Falls in nursing homes are certainly…
  • Aug 22

    Negligent Nursing Home Care Led to Resident’s Death

    Negligent Nursing Home Care Led to Resident’s Death
    A nursing home is required to provide proper care and is supposed to be a place of comfort and support for our older relatives. Many times, children feel they will not be able to give their parents the high level of care necessary to keep…
Rank this Week: 141

Atlanta Injury Law & Civil…

Atlanta Injury Law & Civil Litigation Blog

Covers trucking accidents, trucking litigation, trucking rules and trucking technology. By Ken Shigley.

http://www.atlantainjurylawblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Choosing a law school in Georgia

    Choosing a law school in Georgia
    A few times every year, parents of college students considering law school ask me to talk with their offspring about which Georgia law schools they should consider. Before responding to that question, there is always a conversation about why…
  • Aug 22

    Child death in day care van – uninsured child care & sovereign immunity for negligent licensing

    Child death in day care van – uninsured child care & sovereign immunity for negligent licensing
    Every summer there are far too many instances of children dying when left in a hot vehicle. One such tragedy involving a child care center without adequate insurance led to a claim against a city government for negligent licensing of the…
  • Aug 20

    Strict notice requirement of Georgia Tort Claims Act is trap door for the unwary

    Strict notice requirement of Georgia Tort Claims Act is trap door for the unwary
    About once a month I get a call from an attorney in another state asking about the procedure for making injury and death claims against Georgia state government. Too often they are disappointed to learn that their letters to and…
Rank this Week: 114

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
  • Aug 27

    Call for Papers: The Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network

    Call for Papers: The Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network
    Call for Papers – Friday September 16th Deadline The Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network Seeks submissions for the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting Mexico City, Mexico, at the Sheraton Maria Isabel, June 20…
  • Aug 25

    The Mind on Trial

    The Mind on Trial
    Susanna Blumenthal’s impressive Law and the Modern Mind:  Consciousness and Responsibility in American Legal Culture, offers an important reconceptualization of the legal history of responsibility as it played out in nineteenth…
  • Aug 25

    Honoring a Civil Rights Pioneer

    Honoring a Civil Rights Pioneer
    I wanted to link to this op-ed by my friend Amanda Tyler on Mitsuye Endo, one of the plaintiffs who challenged the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
Rank this Week: 462

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Aug 27

    This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Post

    This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Post
    The IRS Scandal, Day 1201: Larry Tribe Says 'IRS Is Engaged In Unconstitutional Discrimination Against Conservative Groups And Must Be Halted'—'Inexcusable Abuse' Prosecutors Seek Records Showing Wendi Adelson's Brother Paid For Breast…
  • Aug 27

    Police Video Released Of Wendi Adelson Being Told Of Dan Markel's Murder, Says Her Brother Joked About Hiring A Hit Man

    Police Video Released Of Wendi Adelson Being Told Of Dan Markel's Murder, Says Her Brother Joked About Hiring A Hit Man
    ABC News, Police Video Shows Woman Hearing About Shooting Death of Her Ex, an FSU Law Professor: When asked in her videotaped interview whether she thought someone would kill Markel for her benefit without asking her, Wendi Adelson said,…
  • Aug 27

    Treasury Department Backs Apple In $19 Billion EU Tax Dispute

    Treasury Department Backs Apple In $19 Billion EU Tax Dispute
    Following up on Wednesday's post, Treasury Department White Paper: The European Commission And Transfer Pricing: Wall Street Journal editorial, The EU’s Tax Attack on U.S. Business: As diplomatic broadsides go, the shot the Obama…
Rank this Week: 142

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 111

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Aug 27

    Defining terms and the U of C letter

    Defining terms and the U of C letter
    Some of the problem surrounding the U of C letter is that we do not or cannot agree on terms. A commenter on my prior post on this argues that we are conflating content warnings with trigger warnings, because much of what we warn about is not…
  • Aug 26

    Selecting the Public's Representatives in the Financial Regulatory Proce

    Selecting the Public's Representatives in the Financial Regulatory Proce
    Financial regulations issued and enforced by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) affect the public by setting the level of investor protection available. If things go awry, FINRA regulation also governs the rights the public…
  • Aug 25

    More on the University Chicago letter

    More on the University Chicago letter
    A few additional points to Rick's post, on the letter from the University of Chicago on trigger warnings and safe spaces. First, as I said in a comment on Rick's post, I always have understood trigger warnings as featuring an opt-out on top…
Rank this Week: 97

On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

http://www.onbeingablacklawyer.com
Rank this Week: 984

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • 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…
  • Aug 27

    Immigration Article of the Day: Administrator-in-Chief by Ming Hsu Chen

    Immigration Article of the Day: Administrator-in-Chief by Ming Hsu Chen
    Administrator-in-Chief by Ming Hsu Chen,University of Colorado Law School; University of Colorado, Boulder - Political Science August 15, 2016 Abstract: As the nation transitions from one presidential administration to the next, it will need…
  • Aug 27

    The Obama Administration and Immigrant Entrepreneur

    The Obama Administration and Immigrant Entrepreneur
    In 1991, with just a few hundred dollars to our name, my family and I immigrated to the United States from the USSR, and landed in Chicago a couple of days after I turned 16 years old. Coming from a...
Rank this Week: 20

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 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…
  • Aug 26

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, are meeting in Geneva to hammer out final details of a cooperation agreement to partner against the Islamic State. Diplomats on both sides said they hoped a…
Rank this Week: 133

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/
  • Aug 27

    PAUL'S SUPPORTED BY NYSUT & UFT

    PAUL'S SUPPORTED BY NYSUT & UFT
    Lucas, I am beyond humbled to have received the endorsement of New York State United Teachers and the United Federation of Teachers in our campaign for change in Lower Manhattan. Education has been under siege for way too long. This is…
  • Aug 26

    TUMI TALKS TO THE BIRDS

    TUMI TALKS TO THE BIRDS
    Tumi Brando @ The Brando
  • Aug 26

    TUMI'S TEXTING

    TUMI'S TEXTING
    Tumi Brando @The Brando
Rank this Week: 4

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • 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,…
  • Aug 26

    Paralyzing BigLaw: bug, or feature?

    Paralyzing BigLaw: bug, or feature?
    New ABA rules barring lawyers from displaying bias in selecting partners, experts, and even participants in practice-related social activities based on “socio-economic status” — such as the difference between high- and…
Rank this Week: 32

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Selected reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending August 28, 2016

    Selected reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending August 28, 2016
    Selected reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending August 28, 2016Source: Office of the State ComptrollerNew York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the following audits have been issued:…
  • Aug 26

    Selected case summaries concerning public employee retirement benefit posted on the Internet by Justia

    Selected case summaries concerning public employee retirement benefit posted on the Internet by Justia
    Selected case summaries concerning public employee retirement benefit posted on the Internet by Justia Click on text highlighted in blue to access full decision New retirement options offered eligible retirees benefit actuarially equivalent…
  • Aug 26

    The ADA and Internet compliance

    The ADA and Internet compliance
    The ADA and Internet complianceSource: United States Department of JusticeAlthough courts are still in the process of determining if the Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA] applies to material posted on the Internet, the United States…
Rank this Week: 29

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • 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,…
  • Aug 27

    Article on the New Divorce Phenomenon

    Article on the New Divorce Phenomenon
    Arlene G. Dubin & Rebecca A. Provder (Moses and Single LLP) recently published an Article entitled, The Gray Divorce Phenomenon, (2016). Provided below is a summary of the Article: An 82 year old client wanted a divorce from her…
  • Aug 26

    Nancy Reagan's Treasures Go Up for Sale

    Nancy Reagan's Treasures Go Up for Sale
    On September 21 and 22, 700 of Nancy Reagan’s treasures will be up for auction at Christie’s New York, estimating sales in excess of $2 million. Additionally, on August 18, all of her jewels were shown at the Pebble Beach...
Rank this Week: 25

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Why was the public not informed of the likely exposure to Hepatitis A?

    Why was the public not informed of the likely exposure to Hepatitis A?
    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... Continue Reading
  • Aug 25

    More with Hepatitis A Linked to Tropical Smoothie Cafe

    More with Hepatitis A Linked to Tropical Smoothie Cafe
    According to the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 28 confirmed cases of hepatitis A linked to frozen strawberries used at Tropical Smoothie Cafes across Virginia. This includes five... Continue Reading
  • Aug 24

    Outbreak of hepatitis A in Hawaii linked to raw scallop

    Outbreak of hepatitis A in Hawaii linked to raw scallop
     Outbreak The Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) is investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A in its state. For the latest case count and investigation findings, visit the HDOH outbreak investigation website.... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 79

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Importing From China: One More (New) Thing You Need To Know

    Importing From China: One More (New) Thing You Need To Know
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) just issued new regulations that establish a new administrative procedure for CBP to investigate antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) evasion. Importers of any product that could remotely be…
  • Aug 26

    China Manufacturing Contracts: Not So Simple

    China Manufacturing Contracts: Not So Simple
    Last month I wrote about the three basic types of manufacturing agreements commonly used by foreign companies that get their manufacturing from China: Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM), Contract Manufacturing (CM), and…
  • Aug 25

    A China Film and TV Toolkit

    A China Film and TV Toolkit
    Protection of IP is an ongoing concern for foreign businesses with projects or investments in the entertainment business in China. Many foreigners mistakenly believe their intellectual property cannot be protected at all in China so they…
Rank this Week: 334

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers automobile accidents, class actions, products liability, workers compensation and other personal injury topics. By Flaxman Law Group.

http://www.floridainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Stay Safe While Playing PokemonGo

    Stay Safe While Playing PokemonGo
    Many South Florida police departments have issued safety tips about PokemonGo, the popular game which allows players to play interactively and “in the real world” by using phones and other mobile devices. The popularity of the…
  • Aug 24

    Help Your Children Avoid Injury During This Upcoming School Year

    Help Your Children Avoid Injury During This Upcoming School Year
    The school year is almost beginning and for some children the school year will start within a matter of days. Most children spend much of their school year in the classroom and on the playground, and while schools usually do everything…
  • Aug 4

    Keep Your College-Age Children Safe from Fire Injuries and Burn

    Keep Your College-Age Children Safe from Fire Injuries and Burn
    If your children are off to college this year, do they have everything they need to have not only a perfect school year but also safe one? Many students and parents aren’t thinking about fire safety when they pack up the car for the…
Rank this Week: 571

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 252

Florida Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Florida Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida auto accidents, auto insurance, and personal injury claims. By Flaxman Law Group.

http://www.floridacaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Back to School Commutes: Now’s the Time to Plan

    Back to School Commutes: Now’s the Time to Plan
    Commutes during the morning rush hour can be hectic and can mean a risk of car accidents in Hollywood or your community. Mornings during the school year, especially, can be complicated and busy, which can lead to crashes and collisions. This…
  • Aug 24

    How Many Aggressive Drivers are There in Hollywood and Southern Florida?

    How Many Aggressive Drivers are There in Hollywood and Southern Florida?
    There may be more than we think. According to the AAA, 80% of drivers polled across the country have admitted to driving angry or to road rage or have admitted to aggression while driving within the past twelve months. Aggressive driving and…
  • Aug 4

    ADHD and Car Accident

    ADHD and Car Accident
    People who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) face special challenges when driving a vehicle. According to a Swedish study, drivers with the condition have a close to 50% higher chance of being in a serious car accident.…
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Medical Futility

Medical Futility

Tracks judicial, legislative, policy, and academic developments concerning medical futility. By Professor Thaddeus Mason Pope.

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 331

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Aug 27

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "The Law of Deliberative Democracy" by Levy & Orr

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "The Law of Deliberative Democracy" by Levy & Orr
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends The Law of Deliberative Democracy by Ron Levy & Graeme Orr. Here is a description: Laws have colonised most of the corners of political practice, and now substantially determine the process and even…
  • Aug 27

    Download of the Week: "Plausible Cause" by Brennan-Marquez

    Download of the Week: "Plausible Cause" by Brennan-Marquez
    Kiel Robert Brennan-Marquez (New York University School of Law; Yale University - Information Society Project) has posted Plausible Cause on SSRN. Here is the abstract: “Probable cause” is not about probability. It is about plausibility.…
  • Aug 26

    Puig on Tobacco Litigation in International Court

    Puig on Tobacco Litigation in International Court
    Sergio Puig (University of Arizona Law School) has posted Tobacco Litigation in International Courts (57 Harvard International Law Journal, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: For years, tobacco interests have played an important role…
Rank this Week: 48

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians awards two annual book prizes, both for first books. The deadline for submissions is Nov.1, 2016. Full details hereCFP: A conference on "Cultural Expertise in socio-legal studies and history" will…
  • Aug 26

    Meier on Teaching Pierson v. Post

    Meier on Teaching Pierson v. Post
    Oh, you know I like this one!  And so, I'm sure, does Angela Fernandez!!  Just in time for the new academic year, Luke Meier, Baylor University Law School, has posted Teaching Pierson v. Post:This paper explains my approach to…
  • Aug 26

    ASLH Balloting Open

    ASLH Balloting Open
    By now, members of the American Society for Legal History with email addresses should have received an email and link to vote for members of the Board of Directors and the Nominating Committee.  Postcards have been mailed to members…
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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 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…
  • Aug 26

    Capitalizing on Capitol Hill: Informed Trading by Hedge Fund Manager

    Capitalizing on Capitol Hill: Informed Trading by Hedge Fund Manager
    Governments play an increasingly prominent role in influencing firms and stock prices. According to a Duke University/CFO Magazine Business Outlook Survey in 2013, federal government policies rank second only to consumer demand among the top…
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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: 165

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Aug 27

    Imagining the Unimaginable

    Imagining the Unimaginable
    by William HausdorffThis political season seems to consist of an unending series of unimaginable statements and behaviors—can you top THIS?--on the part of the Donald Trump campaign. The latest are Trump calling into question the…
  • Aug 26

    Show-Me State Supreme Court Shows Us Textualism Run Amok

    Show-Me State Supreme Court Shows Us Textualism Run Amok
    by Michael DorfEarlier this week, the Missouri Supreme Court held that most stealing offenses are not felonies under state law; they are only misdemeanors. Really? Yes, really. The case is an example of textualism run amok.Lest you think I'm…
  • Aug 25

    The Subtleties of Raging Paranoia

    The Subtleties of Raging Paranoia
    by Neil H. BuchananIt is hardly news that the Trump campaign traffics in conspiracy theories and paranoid fantasies.  Trump, however, is not actually more extreme in this regard than many people on the American right in the 21st…
Rank this Week: 513

On the Record

On the Record

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

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • 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…
  • Aug 26

    Md. high court overturns stop-and-frisk conviction, cites DOJ report

    Md. high court overturns stop-and-frisk conviction, cites DOJ report
    Police lacked reasonable suspicion to stop and frisk a car passenger following an early morning traffic stop in a high-crime Glen Burnie neighborhood – a pat-down that turned up a handgun and cocaine, a divided Maryland high court has…
  • Aug 26

    Parents of former Md. AG wrestle with bankruptcy

    Parents of former Md. AG wrestle with bankruptcy
    A company that lent more than $2.5 million to the father and stepmother of Maryland’s former attorney general have asked a federal judge to convert the couple’s bankruptcy status from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7 –…
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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 27

    From Defense Attorney To Defendant

    From Defense Attorney To Defendant
    A one-year suspension was imposed by the South Carolina Supreme Court for an attorney's federal criminal conviction. Respondent represented a client who was indicted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for trafficking. However, respondent was…
  • Aug 27

    South V. North (It's All Carolina)

    South V. North (It's All Carolina)
    An attorney admitted in South Carolina was sanctioned for unauthorized practice in North Carolina. In 2011, respondent entered into an agreement for discipline by consent in South Carolina for her conduct underlying the North Carolina State…
  • Aug 26

    Asset Management

    Asset Management
    A rather lenient suspension order from the Kentucky Supreme Court in light of the misconduct. Mabab Trade, LLC, entrusted Movant with $775,000.00 to be used in connection with a proposed investment transaction between Mabab, Jason Castenir,…
Rank this Week: 768

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

A New York Criminal Defense Blog. By Scott H. Greenfield.

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Aug 27

    The 6th Circuit Finally Said The Magic Word: Punitive

    The 6th Circuit Finally Said The Magic Word: Punitive
    Of the many legal fictions enjoyed by judges, few have done as much damage to as many people as calling sex offender registries “regulatory.”  The trick is that if it’s characterized as regulatory, then it’s not…
  • Aug 27

    Texas Hold ‘Em

    Texas Hold ‘Em
    When Northern District of Texas Judge Reed O’Connor granted Texas’ motion to enjoin the bureaucrats’ implementation of Title IX “guidance” requiring schools to accommodate transgender students in bathrooms,…
  • Aug 26

    For Unworthy Defendants, Law Is Just A Technicality

    For Unworthy Defendants, Law Is Just A Technicality
    They were two of the most powerful men in New York State. They doled out committee assignments and positions (which means money). No bill made it to the floor without their approval. And then there was the member money, the billions of…
Rank this Week: 66

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

Covers nursing home abuse and litigation. By Poliakoff & Associates.

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Aug 27

    Prison Nursing Home

    Prison Nursing Home
    WSAZ reported on an interesting proposal for a prison nursing home.   More than 200 jobs could be created if the prison nursing home moves forward.  The skilled nursing facility would cater to ill, end-of-life…
  • Aug 26

    Short Staffing = Loss of Dignity

    Short Staffing = Loss of Dignity
    Hilda Casey has lived at Rosemary Heights Seniors Village for the last eight months.  Her family is speaking out about the neglect their mother suffers particularly in the evenings when there are fewer staff.  The neglect includes…
  • Aug 25

    Nebraska Arbitration Decision on Non-Signatorie

    Nebraska Arbitration Decision on Non-Signatorie
    Nora A. Valenza-Frost from Carlton Fields had an interesting article on a recent Nebreska decision Applied Underwriters, Inc. v. Top’s Personnel, Inc., 8:15CV90 (USDC D. Neb. May 26, 2016), recommendation adopted (June 16, 2016) that…
Rank this Week: 484

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/
  • Aug 27

    G.E., the 124-Year-Old Software Start-Up

    G.E., the 124-Year-Old Software Start-Up
    The industrial giant is investing big in an effort to adopt the nimble habits and digital wizardry of Silicon Valley. And, its C.E.O. says, there is no Plan B.
  • Aug 26

    Another Fight in the Redstone Family Feud Is Defused

    Another Fight in the Redstone Family Feud Is Defused
    Sumner M. Redstone has agreed to meet with his granddaughter, who joined a lawsuit against him, another step toward ending a persistent family feud.
  • Aug 26

    Abbott’s No Good, Very Bad M&A Week

    Abbott’s No Good, Very Bad M&A Week
    Abbott is acquiring Alere, which makes medical tests, and St. Jude Medical, which makes cardiovascular devices. The deals have been hampered by inquiries into sales practices and concerns over some devices being vulnerable to cyberattacks.
Rank this Week: 8

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Aug 27

    Heidelberg Schlo

    Heidelberg Schlo
    By Jacques Fouquières, Hortus Palatinus, (before 1620). Heidelberg Palace, gardens and terracing....
  • Aug 22

    The 12 Rules of Client Service.

    The 12 Rules of Client Service.
    Our world-famous 12 Rules of Client Service. Revel in their wisdom. Ignore them at your peril. Teach them to your coworkers. Argue about them. Improve them....
  • Aug 20

    Daniel O'Connell: The Trial Lawyer.

    Daniel O'Connell: The Trial Lawyer.
    Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847), the "Liberator of Ireland", led a movement that forced the British to pass the Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829, allowing Catholics to become members of the British House of Commons. History knows him…
Rank this Week: 404