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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: 626

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/
Rank this Week: 590

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 33

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

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

Covers biotech and pharma patent law and news. By McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP.

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jun 26

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    June 29, 2016 - "Arrival of a New Privilege and a Review of Potential Waivers of Privilege in Business Contexts" (American Intellectual Property Law Association) - 12:30 - 2:00 pm (Eastern) June 30, 2016 - "Goodbye to Seagate: Willfulness and…
  • Jun 25

    Webinar on Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Webinar on Defend Trade Secrets Act
    Technology Transfer Tactics will be offering a webinar on "Understanding and Applying the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016" on July 12, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm (Eastern). Andrew M. Howard of Shore, Chan, DePumpo, LLC will look at the…
  • Jun 25

    Webinar on Conflicts in Patent Prosecution

    Webinar on Conflicts in Patent Prosecution
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Conflicts in Patent Prosecution: Avoiding the Ethical Pitfalls -- Minimizing Risks of Malpractice Liability and Ethics Sanctions" on July 12, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT). Jacob…
Rank this Week: 71

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Covers accounting/auditing, commercial lending, credit unions, electronic banking, privacy, RESPA and stocks. By Kevin Funnell.

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • Jun 26

    B of A Questions New Lawyer Salary Increase

    B of A Questions New Lawyer Salary Increase
    Last week, we made an obscure reference to the fact that some of the nation's largest law firms have opted to raise the starting base salaries of their new associates from $160,000 per year to $180,000 per year. While many...
  • Jun 19

    Countrywide: Closed For Good

    Countrywide: Closed For Good
    Maybe it's the fact that in another six months or so, the regime change here in the Land of the Free will lead many of the the current crop of enforcers in D.C. out the revolving door and into the...
  • Jun 5

    Defrauding Yourself: A New Frontier Of Legal Theory Temporarily Closed

    Defrauding Yourself: A New Frontier Of Legal Theory Temporarily Closed
    As we discussed a few years ago, the current administration's Department of Justice has been a huge fan of FIRREA, using its civil money penalties potential to squeeze blood out of bank turnips on the theory that a bank committed...
Rank this Week: 74

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jun 26

    Why Brexit May Never Happen, Despite the Referendum

    Why Brexit May Never Happen, Despite the Referendum
    The most significant development in law this past week was the Brexit referendum. Although technically not legally binding, the political repercussions of trying to do anything but follow the narrow vote means that the U.K. will be…
  • Jun 24

    Cutting Through the Mysteries of Journal and Article Pricing

    Cutting Through the Mysteries of Journal and Article Pricing
    I’m delighted to be able to offer a guest blog from Rebecca Kennison. Rebecca is the principal of K|N Consultants and has worked extensively in scholarly publishing. What follows is a remarkably acute analysis of Elsevier’s…
  • Jun 23

    International Identity Management

    International Identity Management
    It used to be that on the Internet, nobody knew you were a dog … or a trading partner, or a rogue. In this era of Big Data, geolocation, and light bulbs that call home, it may seem that those days are behind us. But it’s one…
Rank this Week: 66

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jun 26

    New on LLRX – Bots, Big Data, Blockchain, and AI – Disruption or Incremental Change?

    New on LLRX – Bots, Big Data, Blockchain, and AI – Disruption or Incremental Change?
    Via LLRX.com – Bots, Big Data, Blockchain, and AI – Disruption or Incremental Change? – Ron Friedmann discusses the potential, likely and unlikely impact of high profile disruptive technologies on Big Law – including…
  • Jun 26

    New on LLRX – About Microaggression

    New on LLRX – About Microaggression
    Via LLRX.com – About Microaggressions – Professor Ronald E. Wheeler Jr. discusses the concepts of microaggressions (including microassaults, microinsults and microinvalidations) specifically against LGBT individuals, and proposes…
  • Jun 26

    Food, the UK and the EU: Brexit or Bremain?

    Food, the UK and the EU: Brexit or Bremain?
    Note – The Brexit vote took place on June 23, 2016 and the referendum decision to leave the EU was won by majority vote. This paper, written before the vote,  addresses the details of the referendum and the potential impact of a…
Rank this Week: 58

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Jun 26

    UN experts: Brazil taking "negative steps" in commitment to freedom of opinion

    UN experts: Brazil taking "negative steps" in commitment to freedom of opinion
    Recent measures taken by Brazil’s interim president, Michel Temer [official website, in Portuguese], are “negative steps for a country known for its solid commitment to freedom of opinion and expression,” according to a…
  • Jun 26

    China implements new internet regulations for search companie

    China implements new internet regulations for search companie
    [JURIST] The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) [official website] on Saturday announced that search companies must abide by new internet regulations. The CAC stated [WSJ report] that search companies must produce results in line with…
  • Jun 26

    Cameroon parliament votes for gender-balanced adultery ban

    Cameroon parliament votes for gender-balanced adultery ban
    [JURIST] Cameroon’s parliament voted on Wednesday for the country’s penal code to punish men and women for adultery under equal terms. Though adultery was already a criminal act for both genders, the penal code previously punished…
Rank this Week: 263

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    Further Details About the Dissolution of the Canadian Library Association

    Further Details About the Dissolution of the Canadian Library Association
    The membership of the Canadian Library Association (CLA) voted on January 27, 2016 to dissolve the organization and launch a new federation of Canadian library associations.The CLA provided an update about the transition.It includes…
  • Jun 23

    July/August 2016 Issue of AALL Spectrum

    July/August 2016 Issue of AALL Spectrum
    The July/August 2016 issue of AALL Spectrum, a monthly publication of the American Association of Law Libraries, is available. From the Editor's Note: "This issue of AALL Spectrum highlights 'best practices' in a variety of operational…
  • Jun 22

    Most Recent Issue of Evidence Based Library and Information Practice

    Most Recent Issue of Evidence Based Library and Information Practice
    The most recent issue of Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, an open access, peer reviewed journal that is published quarterly and hosted at the University of Alberta.Articles that caught my attention include:Library Assessment…
Rank this Week: 484

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 607

FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
  • Jun 26

    FDA Releases Final Guidance Regarding Biocompatibility Testing for Medical Device

    FDA Releases Final Guidance Regarding Biocompatibility Testing for Medical Device
    By Allyson B. Mullen – On June 16, FDA issued the final guidance “Use of International Standard ISO 10993-1, ‘Biological evaluation of medical devices – Part 1: Evaluation and testing within a risk management process.’” This final…
  • Jun 23

    The PRICED Act Takes a Stab at Reducing Biological Product Reference Product Exclusivity From 12 Years to 7 Year

    The PRICED Act Takes a Stab at Reducing Biological Product Reference Product Exclusivity From 12 Years to 7 Year
    By Kurt R. Karst – For several years now, the Obama Administration’s annual budget requests (here, here, and here, for example) have included proposals to reduce to 7 years the current 12-year period of Reference Product Exclusivity…
  • Jun 22

    HP&M Seeks Junior to Mid-Level Associate

    HP&M Seeks Junior to Mid-Level Associate
    Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C., the nation’s largest boutique food and drug regulatory law firm, seeks a junior to mid-level associate with substantive experience in medical devices and other areas of food and drug law and regulation to…
Rank this Week: 151

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: 7

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

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

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court to end Term on a whimper

    Supreme Court to end Term on a whimper
    It's partly because there's only 8 Justices (see, e.g., the immigration case).  It's partly because the Court didn't have as many cases as usual (and even that's been very low in recent years).  And it's partly because the Court…
  • Jun 22

    En banc argument in Docs v. Glock

    En banc argument in Docs v. Glock
    You remember the case.  It's the law Judge Cooke struck down and then the 11th Circuit reversed 2-1 (the opinion was amended 3 times before the court took the case en banc).  The AJC covers it here:Several of the 11 judges on the…
  • Jun 21

    Copy-gate resolved

    Copy-gate resolved
    The parties worked out their differences in the middle of the litigation (background here).  The defense already had presented Rossana Arteaga-Gomez as a witness, but before the prosecutors and agent could be called as witnesses, a plea…
Rank this Week: 245

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
  • Jun 26

    The House of Commons Is Now The House of Lord

    The House of Commons Is Now The House of Lord
    In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, there was a healthy debate in Britain about when the unelected House of Lords could legitimately oppose the elected House of Commons.  The answer from 1832 to 1911 was that this could be…
  • Jun 26

    Dads Change Diapers Too

    Dads Change Diapers Too
    This is my third and final post about fathers as caregivers, drawing from some of my own experiences as a dad. (Earlier posts are available here and here.) Father’s Day this year was really special because my husband, two-year-old…
  • Jun 24

    The Internal Dynamics of the Court

    The Internal Dynamics of the Court
    The result in Fisher was surprising, but the case illustrates an important point about how appellate courts work.  In Fisher I, the scuttlebutt is that a majority opinion was drafted (possibly by Justice Kennedy) to strike…
Rank this Week: 262

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/
  • Jun 26

    Judge Posner on the Constitution

    Judge Posner on the Constitution
    He has this to say, in a conversation on Slate: I see absolutely no value to a judge of spending decades, years, months, weeks, day, hours, minutes, or seconds studying the Constitution, the history of its enactment, its amendments, and...
  • Jun 26

    Birth of a Nation: The Book

    Birth of a Nation: The Book
    We're all eagerly awaiting the release this fall of Nate Parker's movie, Birth of A Nation. Now Simon and Schuster has an announcement up on their website about a companion book to the movie -- Birth of a Nation: Nat...
  • Jun 24

    Ralph Stanley

    Ralph Stanley
    Has passed away:
Rank this Week: 238

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/
  • Jun 26

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 201 Living at the Intersection: Laws & Vehicle Residency Jessica So, Scott MacDonald, Justin Olson,Ryan Mansell and Sara Rankin Seattle University, School of Law,…
  • Jun 26

    "White House announces series of measures for incarcerated individuals"

    "White House announces series of measures for incarcerated individuals"
    From Jurist: The White House [official website] announced [press release] on Friday a series of programs aimed at ensuring that former prisoners have better resources to transition back into the community. The administration said that…
  • Jun 25

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 209 It's Too Complicated: The Technological Implications of IP-Based Communications on Content/Non-Content Distinctions and the Third Party Doctrine Steven M. Bellovin, Matt…
Rank this Week: 202

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/
  • Jun 26

    KEITH HAS A $100 FOR YOU

    KEITH HAS A $100 FOR YOU
    Dear Lucas, We give up. For three days, we have attempted to gather information about a mystery organization in Virginia that has been mailing on behalf of Senator Espaillat. We cannot find anything. They have not registered with any…
  • Jun 26

    STOP SCREAMING @ AL

    STOP SCREAMING @ AL
    Lucas -- People are always coming up to me and yelling, “Al! We gotta beat Trump!” (I wish people wouldn’t do that, at least not when I’m trying to eat lunch or catch a flight.) But yes: We do gotta beat…
  • Jun 26

    IS WRIGHT RIGHT ABOUT ESPAILLAT?

    IS WRIGHT RIGHT ABOUT ESPAILLAT?
    VOTER SUPPRESSION OF BLACK VOTERS BY PRO ESPAILLAT FORCES The Espailat campaign first publicly denied any efforts at voter suppression by pro Espaillat forces and then, when a memo from their pro Espaillat PAC showed they were trying to…
Rank this Week: 12

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 27

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jun 26

    Newman on the Economics of Indigenous Property Right

    Newman on the Economics of Indigenous Property Right
    Dwight Newman (Saskatchewan) has posted The Economic Characteristics of Indigenous Property Rights: A Canadian Case Study (Nebraska Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Legal and economic scholars have increasingly drawn attention to the…
  • Jun 24

    The Takings Clause and the Contracts Clause: Friends or Foes?

    The Takings Clause and the Contracts Clause: Friends or Foes?
    I’ve been doing a lot of research lately on how property law and the law governing debt recomposition interact—specifically in the context of the Puerto Rican debt crisis. Two major concepts that keep coming up in my research are the...
  • Jun 19

    Reiss on Housing and Sustainability

    Reiss on Housing and Sustainability
    David Reiss (Brooklyn) has posted Ensuring that Homeownership is Sustainable (Westlaw Journal of Bank and Lender Liability) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This short article argues that the Federal Housing Administration has suffered as a…
Rank this Week: 205

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • Jun 26

    Olympus Agrees to Huge Whistleblower Settlement to Resolve Anti-Kickback Allegation

    Olympus Agrees to Huge Whistleblower Settlement to Resolve Anti-Kickback Allegation
    Olympus recently agreed to settle allegations that it violated the Anti-Kickback Law and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by paying the federal government a total of $640 million. The… read more → The post Olympus Agrees…
  • Jun 22

    Important Facts About the Recent Medicare Fraud Arrest

    Important Facts About the Recent Medicare Fraud Arrest
    Today, the United States Department of Justice announced that it has brought criminal and civil charges against over 300 individuals as a result of a coordinated operation of the Medicare… read more → The post Important Facts…
  • Jun 18

    Disney May Be Liable for Alligator Attack

    Disney May Be Liable for Alligator Attack
      Talking with CNN New Day, attorney Page Pate looks at the attack on a 2-year-old child by an alligator on the premises of Disney World. Page believes more steps… read more → The post Disney May Be Liable for Alligator…
Rank this Week: 402

On the Record

On the Record

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

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Jun 26

    June 27, 2016

    June 27, 2016
  • Jun 26

    The ‘happy comptroller,’ Franchot doesn’t mind making wave

    The ‘happy comptroller,’ Franchot doesn’t mind making wave
    In the decade since being elected comptroller, Peter Franchot has built a reputation as a former delegate and Takoma Park liberal turned fiscal conservative, an independent voice on the Board of Public Works and a more-than-occasional thorn…
  • Jun 25

    Best Week, Worst Week: Inner Harbor gets a boost; payroll glitch embarrasses state government

    Best Week, Worst Week: Inner Harbor gets a boost; payroll glitch embarrasses state government
    Inner Harbor buisnesses are having a good week with the announcement of the Express BusLink system while the state Department of Budget and Management found out it uncovered a costly issue of shortchanging state employees’ paychecks.…
Rank this Week: 119

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

Covers employment law for U.S. companies with employees in Canada: By Fasken Martineau.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Jun 26

    Benefits beyond age 65?

    Benefits beyond age 65?
    By Marc Rodrigue The laws that generally provided for mandatory retirement in Canada have been eliminated. Across Canada, with very few exceptions, employees generally cannot be forced to retire at age 65. But can their benefits be cut off at…
  • Jun 19

    Ontario court finds government’s ‘intransigent’ bargaining strategy unconstitutional

    Ontario court finds government’s ‘intransigent’ bargaining strategy unconstitutional
    by Chris Pigott In 2015, we reported on the Supreme Court of Canada’s “New Labour Trilogy”—three landmark constitutional law decisions from January 2015 that called into question basic aspects of Canadian labor law.…
  • Jun 12

    Overcoming the hurdles in managing workers’ compensation claim

    Overcoming the hurdles in managing workers’ compensation claim
    by David Marchione, OHS Consultant/Paralegal Many employers struggle to efficiently manage workers’ compensation claims. Most provincial experience rating programs established by workers’ compensation boards are based on two…
Rank this Week: 152

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

Covers workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. By Arkady Itkin.

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Jun 26

    Five Mistakes To Avoid When Dealing with Workplace Issue

    Five Mistakes To Avoid When Dealing with Workplace Issue
    Having been working with hundreds of employees on dealing with their workplace issues in San Francisco and Sacramento area over the past ten years, I see the same five common misconceptions about California employment law that many employees…
  • May 7

    Top Five Misconceptions About California Employment Law

    Top Five Misconceptions About California Employment Law
    Here are five very common misconceptions that many employees have about California employment law, including discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination laws: “If I file EEOC of DFEH charge, my employer cannot terminate…
  • Mar 14

    Important Clarification for Disability Discrimination Case

    Important Clarification for Disability Discrimination Case
    Recently, the Fifth District Court of Appeal made a very important distinction in its disability discrimination opinion Wallace v County of Stanislaus, which is highly useful to employees-plaintiffs. The court clarified, among other things,…
Rank this Week: 859

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: 8

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jun 26

    Hoffman:The Futility Of The Law School Crisis Debate

    Hoffman:The Futility Of The Law School Crisis Debate
    Dave Hoffman (Temple), Naive Realism & the Law School Debate: Two recent articles in the Times have stirred yet more unproductive talk about the future of legal education (and by extension, the legal industry). This discussion ends up…
  • Jun 26

    More On The Possible Suspension Of The ABA's Power To Accredit Law School

    More On The Possible Suspension Of The ABA's Power To Accredit Law School
    Following up on Friday's post, Department Of Education Panel Recommends Suspension Of ABA's Power To Accredit Law Schools Due To Its 'Lack Of Attention To Student Achievement': ABA Journal, ABA Threatened With 1-year Suspension of Law School…
  • Jun 26

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    There is a bit of movement in this week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads, with a new paper debuting on the list at #5: [448 Downloads] Google's 'Alphabet Soup' in Delaware, by Bret Bogenschneider (Vienna) & Ruth Heilmeier…
Rank this Week: 19

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    CBS Sunday Morning on June 26, 2016 does Teflon

    CBS Sunday Morning on June 26, 2016 does Teflon
    CBS Sunday Morning on June 26, 2016 discussed the invention of Teflon in its almanac feature, noting this was the 106th anniversary of the birthday of Roy Plunkett:Plunkett was a DuPont chemist working with gases in the late 1930s when an…
  • Jun 26

    CBS Sunday Morning on June 26, 2016 does Teflon

    CBS Sunday Morning on June 26, 2016 does Teflon
    CBS Sunday Morning on June 26, 2016 discussed the invention of Teflon in its almanac feature, noting this was the 106th anniversary of the birthday of Roy Plunkett:Plunkett was a DuPont chemist working with gases in the late 1930s when an…
  • Jun 22

    CAFC in Immersion v. HTC case: same day continuation filing is all right

    CAFC in Immersion v. HTC case: same day continuation filing is all right
    This case involves one necessary condition, under 35U.S.C. § 120, for treating a patent application, filed as acontinuation of an earlier application, as having theearlier application’s filing date, not its own filing date.That…
Rank this Week: 29

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 598

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/
  • Jun 26

    Lasik Surgery Caused Eye Injuries, Prompted Lawsuit

    Lasik Surgery Caused Eye Injuries, Prompted Lawsuit
    Lasik eye surgery has become quite common, and is generally considered to be a routine procedure. While Lasik is typically safe, there are some problems and complications that may occur if the procedure is not done properly. A woman filed a…
  • Jun 23

    Woman Injured During Sleep Study Files Lawsuit

    Woman Injured During Sleep Study Files Lawsuit
    Many people have trouble sleeping at night. In fact, there are so many people affected by sleep problems that there are clinics dedicated to diagnosing and treating the situation. A sleep study should not be dangerous, yet it was harmful for…
  • Jun 19

    Doctors Caused Patient’s Injury – Lawsuit Filed

    Doctors Caused Patient’s Injury – Lawsuit Filed
    When you get medical treatment, you expect that your health will improve. In one recent case, a man alleges that his arm was injured due to the negligence and improper care of a Hoffman Estates doctor. The man filed a lawsuit in Cook County…
Rank this Week: 314

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers cerebral palsy, crib death, Erb's palsy and other forms of birth injuries. By Levin & Perconti.

http://www.chicagobirthinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    How Birth Injuries Are Diagnosed and Treated

    How Birth Injuries Are Diagnosed and Treated
    The birth of a child is supposed to be a joyful experience; however, it can become an upsetting event if the child is born with a birth injury. It is estimated that approximately 6 to 8 infants out of every 1,000 suffer from some type of…
  • Jun 19

    Jaundice in Newborn

    Jaundice in Newborn
    The birth of a child is one of the happiest days in a parent’s life. Sometimes, however, complications at birth can cause injuries to the baby. Sometimes these injuries are minor, while other times they could be quite serious. Jaundice…
  • Jun 12

    Mother Filed Lawsuit after Birth Injury Caused Brain Damage to Her Newborn

    Mother Filed Lawsuit after Birth Injury Caused Brain Damage to Her Newborn
    The birth of a child is one of the most joyful experiences of a parent’s life. Yet, for one mother, the joy was quickly replaced with heartbreak when her newborn infant suffered a serious birth injury. The mother filed a lawsuit against…
Rank this Week: 727

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    Registration of a trademark license: the result of the CJEU is reasonable, but what about the Court's reasoning?

    Registration of a trademark license: the result of the CJEU is reasonable, but what about the Court's reasoning?
    In the best of circumstances, the law of licensing is the murky side of trademark law. A broad chasm in approach between the common law and civillaw traditions has characterized trademark licensing for over a century and even within each of…
  • Jun 26

    Dear UK...

    Dear UK...
    Since publishing IPKat's letter to our European IP colleagues (see letter here) following Friday's EU referendum result, the IPKat has received an outpouring of comments, emails and tweets from across Europe and the…
  • Jun 24

    Dear Europe...

    Dear Europe...
    The IPKat loves his European colleaguesDear EuropeWe are sorry. Not one person in the IPKat team wanted to be writing this post this morning.  Least of all, me.  Despite my moniker, I have spent over 20 years in the UK, over…
Rank this Week: 125

Green Building Law Update

Green Building Law Update

Covers green building trends and regulations for the construction, design and insurance industries. By Chris Cheatham.

http://www.greenbuildinglawupdate.com/
  • Jun 26

    You Need to Review a SITES Scorecard, Now

    You Need to Review a SITES Scorecard, Now
    SITES is a sustainable landscape rating system. SITES is modeled after the LEED green building rating system. And while it is a standalone tool for measuring landscape sustainability, in June 2015, Green Business Certification Inc., the USGBC…
  • Jun 19

    Top 5 Things You Need to Know about the TSCA Overhaul

    Top 5 Things You Need to Know about the TSCA Overhaul
    On June 7, by a voice vote of the Unites State Senate agreeing to changes approved by the House of Representatives on May 24 (voting 403 for and 12 against), Congress has passed the “TSCA Modernization Act of 2015” that will amend…
  • Jun 12

    Federal Government Proposes Greenhouse Gas Disclosures from Certain Vendor

    Federal Government Proposes Greenhouse Gas Disclosures from Certain Vendor
    The Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation which will require select government vendors, from landlords to defense…
Rank this Week: 869

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Jun 26

    About Microaggression

    About Microaggression
    Professor Ronald E. Wheeler discusses the concepts of microaggressions (including microassaults, microinsults and microinvalidations) specifically against LGBT individuals, and proposes some solutions to preventing microaggressions from…
  • Jun 26

    Bots, Big Data, Blockchain, and AI – Disruption or Incremental Change?

    Bots, Big Data, Blockchain, and AI – Disruption or Incremental Change?
    Ron Friedmann discusses the potential, likely and unlikely impact of high profile distruptive technologies on Big Law - including Bid Data. blockchain, AI and bots.
  • May 31

    Making Lemons into Lemonade: Libraries and the Challenge of the Website Transition

    Making Lemons into Lemonade: Libraries and the Challenge of the Website Transition
    At the beginning of the spring semester, Indiana University's Maurer School of Law school transitioned to a new website with a more modern look but a much more rigid architecture. As often happens with new website launches, there were…
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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/
  • Jun 26

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Textualism

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Textualism
    Introduction One of the most important topics in legal theory is “legal interpretation,” the theory of the derivation of meaning from legal texts. Of course, legal interpretation is a very large topic, with several different dimensions…
  • Jun 25

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right" by Graetz & Greenhouse

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right" by Graetz & Greenhouse
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right by Michael J. Graetz & Linda Greenhouse. Here is a description: A fresh and revelatory look at the Warren Burger Supreme Court finds that it...
  • Jun 25

    Download of the Week: "Actions Speak Louder Than Images" by Morse

    Download of the Week: "Actions Speak Louder Than Images" by Morse
    The Download of the Week is Actions Speak Louder Than Images: The Use of Neuroscientific Evidence in Criminal Cases by Stephen Morse. Here is the abstract: This invited commentary for Journal of Law & the Biosciences considers four…
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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jun 26

    Same-Sex Marriages Triple Four Years After Supreme Court Victory

    Same-Sex Marriages Triple Four Years After Supreme Court Victory
    LGBT Americans are rushing to the alter more than ever since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling four years ago, forcing the federal government to recognize same-sex marraige. In fact, a survey found that the percentage of married LGBT respondents…
  • Jun 26

    Article on Ilott v. Mitson & the Inheritance Act of 1975

    Article on Ilott v. Mitson & the Inheritance Act of 1975
    Brian Sloan recently published an Article entitled, The ‘Disinherited’ Daughter and the Disapproving Mother, U. Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 24/2016 (2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: This paper is a case…
  • Jun 25

    A Daughter-in-Law's Perspective on Her Dying Mother-in-Law

    A Daughter-in-Law's Perspective on Her Dying Mother-in-Law
    With looming imminent kidney failure, Ellen does not expect to live much longer, but she is as active in her death as she was throughout her life. She does not want to subject herself to life-sustaining treatments and makes this...
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Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Jun 26

    My Arbitration Op-ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    My Arbitration Op-ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Here. Excerpt: * * * Affected businesses are likely to sue (in court, ironically) to try to block [the CFPB arbitration proposal]. In a move that conjures up the famous scene from “Blazing Saddles” in which Cleavon Little takes…
  • Jun 24

    Volkswagen agrees to pay billions to drivers over emissions scandal

    Volkswagen agrees to pay billions to drivers over emissions scandal
    The Washington Post reports that Volkswagen has agreed to pay $10.2 billion to settle a lawsuit brought against it for cheating on U.S. emissions tests. The case stems from the carmaker’s 2015 admission that 11 million vehicles…
  • Jun 24

    Senate committee reaches agreement on national GMO-labeling law

    Senate committee reaches agreement on national GMO-labeling law
    NPR reports: Just a week before a Vermont law kicks in requiring labels on food containing genetically modified ingredients, U.S. Senate agriculture leaders announced a deal Thursday that takes the power out of states' hands — and sets…
Rank this Week: 528

My Law License

My Law License

Covers the Florida bar admission and grievance process. By Brian Tannebaum.

http://mylawlicense.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    On Fatherhood

    On Fatherhood
    Yesterday I dropped my oldest daughter off for a month away on a college campus. It’s a summer program. She’ll be back in 30 29 days. Back in the house, back for me to see every day, back to tell me where she’s going and…
  • Apr 27

    Professor Jeff Jarvis, The Joke

    Professor Jeff Jarvis, The Joke
    "Jeff Jarvis, a national leader in the development of online news, blogging, the investigation of new business models for news, and the teaching of entrepreneurial journalism, writes an influential blog, Buzzmachine.com. He is author of…
  • Jan 7

    Florida Court: False Online Review Of Lawyer = Libel

    Florida Court: False Online Review Of Lawyer = Libel
    A Florida lawyer got some big damages in a libel case, and yesterday the Fourth District Court of Appeal upheld them, with a great opinion.The case is Copia Blake and Peter Birzon v.Ann-Marie Giustibelli, P.A., and Ann-Marie…
Rank this Week: 796

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    Ark Encounter Set To Open In Kentucky

    Ark Encounter Set To Open In Kentucky
    Today's New York Times has a background piece on Kentucky's Ark Encounter-- the massive $102 million Noah's Ark display scheduled to open July 7.  The project has been the subject of extensive controversy over whether state tourism…
  • Jun 26

    Court Says Religious Autonomy Precludes Adjudication of Suit By Torture Victim

    Court Says Religious Autonomy Precludes Adjudication of Suit By Torture Victim
    In a fascinating decision handed down June 17, an Oklahoma trial court held that the "religious autonomy doctrine" requires it to dismiss a suit against a U.S. church by a convert from Islam to Christianity who was captured and tortured in…
  • Jun 26

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Russell v. Helder, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 79862 (WD AR, June 20, 2016), an Arkansas federal district court adopted a magistrate's recommendation (2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 79870, May 18, 2016), and refused to dismiss a suit by a Wiccan…
Rank this Week: 256

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers minimum wage and tip credit in Georgia. By Buckley Beal LLP.

http://www.overtimelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    The Importance of Increasing the Minimum Wage

    The Importance of Increasing the Minimum Wage
    The fight for an increased minimum wage has gained steam over the last year, with many cities adopting a $15/hour minimum wage, and some states such as New Jersey, considering a statewide higher wage.   While the federal minimum…
  • Jun 19

    New Salary Threshold Will Make Millions of New Workers Eligible for Overtime Pay

    New Salary Threshold Will Make Millions of New Workers Eligible for Overtime Pay
    With the salary threshold amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) set to become effective on December 1, millions of additional American workers will become eligible for overtime pay.   The amendment with double the annual…
  • Jun 13

    Are Child Care Workers Teachers Entitled to Overtime Compensation?

    Are Child Care Workers Teachers Entitled to Overtime Compensation?
    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides certain protections to the majority of workers in the United States. Two of the main protections include that all workers must be paid at least minimum wage and that non-exempt employees who work…
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Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • Jun 26

    Another Demonstration of Police Misconduct Run Amuk

    Another Demonstration of Police Misconduct Run Amuk
    The National Institute of Justice has found that a police officer’s “demeanor and actions are crucial to perceptions of police legitimacy. If officers communicate well, listen and treat citizens with respect, citizens will respond…
  • Jun 25

    DWI Defendant Stripped of New Trial Because Defense Failed to Obtain Ruling, Preserve Error

    DWI Defendant Stripped of New Trial Because Defense Failed to Obtain Ruling, Preserve Error
    A criminal trial can sometimes be a confusing process in which important issues can be left unattended when procedural arguments become convoluted. This was recently illustrated in a DWI case, Smith v. State, decided by the Texas Court…
  • Jun 24

    Williamson County Just Can’t Get Enough Prosecutorial Misconduct

    Williamson County Just Can’t Get Enough Prosecutorial Misconduct
    Some diseases are incurable. People recognize that harsh reality.   The Williamson County District Attorney’s Office is apparently suffering from a potentially incurable affliction: prosecutorial misconduct. Its symptoms are…
Rank this Week: 740

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jun 26

    What will Brexit Mean for Britain’s Foreign Trade Relations?

    What will Brexit Mean for Britain’s Foreign Trade Relations?
    As I write this, we are probably just now beginning to absorb the reality that Britain has voted to leave the European Union. Along with this realization come a number of questions. There are no answers in this piece – only questions.…
  • Jun 24

    Go On! Adjudicating International Trade and Investment Disputes: Between Interaction and Isolation

    Go On! Adjudicating International Trade and Investment Disputes: Between Interaction and Isolation
    The PluriCourts Centre of Excellence at the University of Oslo will host a two day conference on international trade and investment disputes. The conference will take place on Thursday and Friday, August 25-26 at the Faculty of Law,…
  • Jun 22

    ICC Office of Prosecutor invites public comment on draft Policy on Children

    ICC Office of Prosecutor invites public comment on draft Policy on Children
    It is my great honor to note today’s release for public comment of the draft Policy on Children of the International Criminal Court Office of the Prosecutor. Since my December 2012 appointment as Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s…
Rank this Week: 655

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

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

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    Recent Developments-Contract interpretation

    Recent Developments-Contract interpretation
    Covenant of Good Faith and Fair DealingThe cba between The Western Sugar Cooperative and the Teamsters creates two categories of employees. Employees who work at least 1680 hours within a twelve months period are classified as "year round…
  • Jun 19

    Post termination conduct, just cause and public policy

    Post termination conduct, just cause and public policy
    The saga involving a sheriff's deputy first dismissed for allegedly stealing two potted plants continues.As discussed here (Arbitrator rejects termination of Sheriff's deputy based on allegation of theft, but finds post termination…
  • Jun 12

    "Double hearsay" insufficient to support teacher tenure charge

    "Double hearsay" insufficient to support teacher tenure charge
    Arbitrator Edmund Gerber has granted a teacher's motion to dismiss tenure charges brought against him. The teacher was alleged to have engaged in a number of inappropriate actions, including, inter alia,  brushing up against the breasts…
Rank this Week: 25

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

Provides case summaries and commentary. By Federal Defenders of the Ninth Circuit.

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 547

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/
  • Jun 26

    Web Access To Bar Discipline Information: The Critical Component Of Transparency

    Web Access To Bar Discipline Information: The Critical Component Of Transparency
    The web page of the Colorado Supreme Court was recently redesigned as noted below By JAMES C. COYLE, Attorney Regulation Counsel Spring 2016 The Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel new website, unveiled this spring, is a reflection of the…
  • Jun 26

    Resigned To Fate

    Resigned To Fate
    The Ohio Supreme Court accepted the resignation of an attorney who had been the subject of this September 2015 post The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered the interim suspension of an attorney as a result of a felony conviction. The...
  • Jun 25

    "Lip Service And Poppycock"

    "Lip Service And Poppycock"
    A federal court order suspending an obstreperous attorney for 180 days was imposed nunc pro tunc and until further order by the New York Appellate Division for the Fourth Judicial Department. By decision and order dated January 22, 2016,…
Rank this Week: 684

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Jun 26

    When Trump Didn't Know What Brexit Wa

    When Trump Didn't Know What Brexit Wa
    Hollywood Reporter: "And Brexit? Your position?" I ask. "Huh?" "Brexit." "Hmm." "The Brits leaving the EU," I prompt, realizing that his lack of familiarity with one of the most pressing issues in Europe is for him no…
  • Jun 24

    India Still Waiting on Shami Witness Evidence

    India Still Waiting on Shami Witness Evidence
    Mehdi Masroor Biswas, the prolific Tweeter, ISIS news disseminator and aggregator, aka @ShamiWitness, has been incarcerated in India since December, 2014. He wasn't charged until June, 2015. And he still hasn't been tried. Despite... [[…
  • Jun 24

    Indonesia: Militants Get Second Chances While Drug Traffickers Face Death

    Indonesia: Militants Get Second Chances While Drug Traffickers Face Death
    I'm in favor of second chances for all offenders, terrorists included. But it is beyond the pale that Indonesia allows second chances for militant bomb-makers who participated in acts of terrorism to get out of jail and become…
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