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WUSTL School of Law News

WUSTL School of Law News

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  • Nov 10

    Wash U Expert: Obama within rights to proceed on immigration reform

    Wash U Expert: Obama within rights to proceed on immigration reform
    With Republicans gaining control of Congress after the midterm elections, Speaker of the House John Boehner insists that President Barack Obama could get “burned” if he uses executive action to move forward on immigration reform…
  • Nov 11

    Wash U Expert: Tax reform not possible in the short term

    Wash U Expert: Tax reform not possible in the short term
    The Republican takeover of Congress following the 2014 midterm election has the potential to create gridlock with President Barack Obama on several key initiatives. One possible exception? Broad-based tax reform. Obama, Sen. Mitch…
  • Nov 10

    'Re-Assembling Labor': Unions could do well to remember roots of assembly

    'Re-Assembling Labor': Unions could do well to remember roots of assembly
    Inazu While political and judicial rhetoric around unions has softened in recent years, images of the past still haunt today’s labor movement, argue two Washington University in St. Louis researchers. In “Re-Assembling Labor,"…
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Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101

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

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

    Corporate Hijackings 101 l Securities Lawyer 101 Blog

    Corporate Hijackings 101 l Securities Lawyer 101 Blog
    Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Corporate hijackings, also known as corporate identity theft, of public shell companies has been around for more than a decade.  It  is a growing method used by fraudsters to acquire…
  • Jan 1

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
      Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Going public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes with risks and…
  • Nov 20

    SEC Suspends Trading in Ebola Ticker

    SEC Suspends Trading in Ebola Ticker
    Going Public LawyerThe Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) suspended trading in four companies that claim to be developing products or services in response to the Ebola outbreak, citing a lack of publicly available…
Rank this Week: 30

Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

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

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
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Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Woman Killed in East Boston When Andrew McArdle Bridge Crushes Her

    Woman Killed in East Boston When Andrew McArdle Bridge Crushes Her
    A woman died in East Boston on Tuesday when the Meridian Street Bridge, also referred to as the Andrew McArdle Bridge, closed on top of her. Boston police are trying to figure out exactly what happened to cause the Massachusetts pedestrian…
  • Nov 21

    Massachusetts is Still Behind in Elevator Inspection

    Massachusetts is Still Behind in Elevator Inspection
    According to a report by Massachusetts auditor Suzanne Bump, the state’s Department of Public Safety is running behind on elevator inspections, which are supposed to be conducted on registered elevators every year. As of October 2012,…
  • Nov 19

    Spine Doctor Accused of Massachusetts Sexual Assault

    Spine Doctor Accused of Massachusetts Sexual Assault
    A grand jury in Worcester County has indicted Dr. Ho Yin "Aaron" Shiu on one count of rape and multiple counts of indecent assault and battery. Shiu is a spine doctor. The indictments revolve around allegations involving two women. One of…
Rank this Week: 200

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

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

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

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim

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

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability
    Grace v. Ashbridge LLC, C.A. 8348-VCN (December 31, 2013) In general, a successor entity is not liable for its predecessor's obligations when there has been a fundamental change in the identity of the entity.  Here, the Court held…
  • Nov 19

    Charles H. Toliver, IV Presented Justice Thurgood Marshall Award

    Charles H. Toliver, IV Presented Justice Thurgood Marshall Award
    The Delaware Barristers Association awarded Morris James partner, Charles H. Toliver, IV, the Justice Thurgood Marshall Award at the Louis L. Redding Benefit and Awards Gala on November 14, 2014. The Justice Thurgood Marshall Award is an…
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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/
Rank this Week: 548

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    Obama will walk your dog.

    Obama will walk your dog.
    Even if you don't have a dog.He will walk your metaphorical dog. He'll do whatever it is you need done."I told John Boehner, you know, I'll wash your car. I'll walk your dog, whatever you need to do."Feel free to make that the first line of a…
  • Nov 23

    Mondrian kept an artificial flower, painted white, in his studio to express the feeling of "the lack of a woman in his daily life."

    Mondrian kept an artificial flower, painted white, in his studio to express the feeling of "the lack of a woman in his daily life."
    According to the card stuck to the wall in a London museum next to a 1926 photograph by André Kertész, which you can see here. The white paint — we were told by some curator — was "to banish entirely any recollection…
  • Nov 23

    "What struck me about the Georgia O'Keeffe sale was not the high price paid for the work."

    "What struck me about the Georgia O'Keeffe sale was not the high price paid for the work."
    "Nor was it the discrepancy between what the market will pay for art made by men and what it will pay for art made by women... Is it ingrained sexism, or, as Germaine Greer told me in her opinion, historically work by female artists has…
Rank this Week: 19

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Nov 23

    Wrap-up of an amazing week #ImmigrationAction

    Wrap-up of an amazing week #ImmigrationAction
    Dear Readers, I am sorry I have not given you detailed information and guidance yet. I have seen your questions and comments, esp. on family-based matters. I will start writing details that you are looking for as soon as I can. But I first…
  • Nov 21

    Obama’s First Remarks on Immigration Executive Action Thursday November 20th

    Obama’s First Remarks on Immigration Executive Action Thursday November 20th
    Copied from the White House: Remarks by the President in Address to the Nation on Immigration Cross Hall 8:01 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans, tonight, I’d like to talk with you about immigration. For more than 200 years,…
  • Nov 20

    Executive action items that did not make the list.

    Executive action items that did not make the list.
    While we review and write about what executive action on immigration will do,  we can already tell what it will not do: 1. Unused visas will not be recaptured and therefore the backlog will remain as is.  I am seeing a lot of…
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Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Nov 23

    Regulating consumers by way of regulating producer

    Regulating consumers by way of regulating producer
    An observation from John Goodman via David Henderson: Almost all government restrictions on our freedom are indirect. They are imposed on us by way of some business. In fact, laws that directly restrict the freedom of the individual are rare…
  • Nov 22

    Justice Kagan: Paul Krugman using “just ridiculous language” on court

    Justice Kagan: Paul Krugman using “just ridiculous language” on court
    Speaking at Princeton, Justice Elena Kagan described as “just ridiculous language” Paul Krugman’s claim that the higher federal courts are “corrupt.” It is just ridiculous, as we noted the other day, and…
  • Nov 21

    Court dismisses suit by man who fell off chair in lawyer’s office

    Court dismisses suit by man who fell off chair in lawyer’s office
    New Jersey: Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Dennis O’Brien has granted summary judgment to the defendant law firm of Wolff, Helies, Duggan Spaeth and Lucas and dismissed Thomas Hickey’s suit over his injuries in falling off a…
Rank this Week: 27

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Nov 23

    Professor Michael Olivas: House should be ashamed of its reaction to Obama's executive action

    Professor Michael Olivas: House should be ashamed of its reaction to Obama's executive action
    In this op/ed, Professor Michael Olivas criticizes Republicans in the House of Represntatives for the strong negative public reactions to President Obama's latest immigration initiatives. In so doing, he kicks things off with a wonderful film…
  • Nov 23

    Part of the Obama Plan: "Strengthen Border Security"

    Part of the Obama Plan: "Strengthen Border Security"
    Photo courtesy of U.S. DHS website As outlined in some detail by the Department of Homeland Security, President Obama's recently announced immigration plan has quite a few components. The very first item on the DHS list are measures to…
  • Nov 23

    Immigration Article of the Day: Famigration (Fam Imm): The Next Frontier in Immigration Law by Kari E. Hong

    Immigration Article of the Day: Famigration (Fam Imm): The Next Frontier in Immigration Law by Kari E. Hong
    Famigration (Fam Imm): The Next Frontier in Immigration Law by Kari E. Hong, Boston College - Law School October 15, 2014 Virginia Law Review Online, Vol. 100, October 2014 Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 338…
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Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    Updated WIPO Study on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Archive

    Updated WIPO Study on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Archive
    The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has updated a 2008 study of copyright exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives from 186 countries:"This report offers a significant update and expansion of the 2008 study.…
  • Nov 21

    Law Library of Congress Report on Right to Peaceful Assembly

    Law Library of Congress Report on Right to Peaceful Assembly
    The Law Library of Congress in Washington has released a new comparative report on the right to peaceful assembly in a number of countries:  "Freedom of peaceful assembly is a recognized right under international human rights law. This…
  • Nov 20

    English Law Commission Report on Kidnapping and Child Abduction

    English Law Commission Report on Kidnapping and Child Abduction
    The Law Commission of England has released a report on the Simplification of Criminal Law: Kidnapping and Related Offences:"In line with the model favoured by consultees, we recommend the creation of two distinct statutory offences to replace…
Rank this Week: 546

Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

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

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Nov 23

    Symposium on The Role of Federal Law in Private Wealth Transfer

    Symposium on The Role of Federal Law in Private Wealth Transfer
    The symposium issue of the Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 67: 6: 1531, addresses various facets of federal law in private wealth transfer. A number of the articles are followed by comments by other distinguished scholars, who not only address…
  • Nov 23

    Why Reconsidering IRAs May Be Beneficial

    Why Reconsidering IRAs May Be Beneficial
    Traditional IRAs have been a popular and often beneficial form of retirement planning. However, changing tax consequences and common misconceptions for IRAs create a need to reconsider if these accounts are still the best route for saving for…
  • Nov 23

    Article on A Legislative History of the New York Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act

    Article on A Legislative History of the New York Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act
    Harvey P. Dale et al., recently published an article entitled, Evolution, Not Revolution: A Legislative History of the New York Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act, 17 N.Y.U. J. Legis. & Pub. Pol'y 377-484 (2014). Provided below…
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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/
  • Nov 23

    Sunday Reading

    Sunday Reading
    Though it's been out for a year or more, I finally read Daniel James Brown's The Boys in the Boat. It's far more than an account of that superlative Wahsington Husky eight-oar crew that humbled the Nazis at the 1936...
  • Nov 22

    California Bar Pass Rate Drop

    California Bar Pass Rate Drop
    Is plunge the right word? I don't know. But in July 2013, first-time California law graduates passed at a 76% rate. First timers from out-of-state passed at a 64% rate. This July, California grads passed at a 69% rate and...
  • Nov 22

    Nineteenth Century Industrial Building Trivia

    Nineteenth Century Industrial Building Trivia
    I visited a park with a nineteenth century industrial building on it recently and want to use a picture I took there as a trivia question. For a long time I've been interested in use of slave labor in industrial...
Rank this Week: 74

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

Covers future technology for the lawyer of today. By Richard M. Georges.

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Nov 23

    Bluetooth Watch Or Headset? Watch Out

    Bluetooth Watch Or Headset? Watch Out
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Nov 23

    Parrot Sunday - Keas Of New Zealand - Petty Criminals Of The Parrot World

    Parrot Sunday - Keas Of New Zealand - Petty Criminals Of The Parrot World
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Nov 23

    Samsung Gear S: It's A Watch! It's A Phone! It's SuperWatch!

    Samsung Gear S: It's A Watch! It's A Phone! It's SuperWatch!
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 327

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    Prosecutorial Discretion Through the Looking Gla

    Prosecutorial Discretion Through the Looking Gla
    David Alan Sklansky For the Symposium on Administrative Reform of Immigration Law             For someone like me—a former prosecutor who now teaches and writes about criminal…
  • Nov 21

    Two Rationales for Administrative Relief

    Two Rationales for Administrative Relief
    Ahilan Arulanantham For the Symposium on Administrative Reform of Immigration LawMuch of the initial reaction to the President’s newly-announced administrative relief program will likely focus on the decision not to extend relief to the…
  • Nov 21

    Executive Discretion and Congressional Prioritie

    Executive Discretion and Congressional Prioritie
    Adam Cox & Cristina Rodriguez  For the Symposium on Administrative Reform of Immigration Law As we noted last night, in the debate leading up to the President’s announcement of administrative immigration relief, most…
Rank this Week: 192

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/
  • Nov 23

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download
    in criminal law and procedure ejournals are here. The usual disclaimers apply. RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 297 The Impact of Whistleblowers on Financial Misrepresentation Enforcement Actions Andrew C. Call, Gerald S. Martin,Nathan Y. Sharp and…
  • Nov 22

    "[NC] Judge unseals info on secret cellphone spying"

    "[NC] Judge unseals info on secret cellphone spying"
    FourthAmendment.com excerpts and links to this article from The Hill: A judge Friday unsealed a trove of court documents that could shed light on a secret cellphone tracking program used by police nationwide. . . . Included are 529…
  • Nov 22

    "Thousands of Criminals, on the Way Back to Your Neighborhood"

    "Thousands of Criminals, on the Way Back to Your Neighborhood"
    Bill Otis has this post at Crime & Consequences. In part: Whether President Obama has the authority to allow the effective nullification of our immigration statutes through executive order is an interesting subject, about which I may have…
Rank this Week: 109

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Nov 23

    Above and Beyond

    Above and Beyond
    Client: CH Type of Case: Defended Against Cavalry SPV I LLC Debt Collection Lawsuit Client Review: Five star rating all the way. From the first phone call to Rudnitski Law Firm to the last email, I felt completely at ease. My case was brought…
  • Nov 12

    There is Light at the End of the Tunnel

    There is Light at the End of the Tunnel
    Client:  Stanley Type of Case:  CACH LLC Debt Collection Defense / Credit Card Lawsuit Defense Client Review: I recommend Taras Rudnitsky.  Having Taras and Tina of the Rudnitsky Law firm representing me was one of the best…
  • Nov 12

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Provides Light at the End of the Tunnel

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Provides Light at the End of the Tunnel
    Client:  Stanley Type of Case:  Debt Collection Defense / Credit Card Lawsuit Defense Client Review: I recommend Taras Rudnitsky.  Having Taras and Tina of the Rudnitsky Law firm representing me was one of the best decisions I…
Rank this Week: 91

The LL.M. Program in Agricultural…

The LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law

Covers the law of food and agriculture. By the Graduate Program in Agricultural & Food Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law.

http://www.agfoodllm.com/
  • Nov 23

    Butch Blazer from USDA Visits with LL.M. Candidate

    Butch Blazer from USDA Visits with LL.M. Candidate
    Last Friday, we were honored to host USDA Deputy Under Secretary Butch Blazer for an informal discussion with the LL.M. class. He spoke about his work at the USDA, his passion for the land and our natural resources, and the need for future…
  • Nov 21

    Professor Sam Halabi visits the LL.M. Program

    Professor Sam Halabi visits the LL.M. Program
    Sam Halabi, Associate Professor at the University of Tulsa College of Law graciously agreed to visit our Food Law & Policy course today to introduce the class to the international food standards body, Codex, and present his latest…
  • Nov 20

    Two New Native Food & Ag Publications Released

    Two New Native Food & Ag Publications Released
    This is a reposting from the unofficial blog of the Indigenous Food & Agriculture Initiative at the University of Arkansas School of Law. The Initiative supports tribal governments and businesses in the food and agriculture sector…
Rank this Week: 924

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Nov 23

    The Next Generation of Mujahideen

    The Next Generation of Mujahideen
    ISIS has released a lot of videos the past few days. In one, Race Towards Good (full version available here, no violence) it takes us inside a training camp for Kazakh children. They are purposely indoctrinated from a young age (There's even…
  • Nov 23

    Former U.S. Ranger Claims al-Zarqawi Beaten to Death

    Former U.S. Ranger Claims al-Zarqawi Beaten to Death
    In 2006, the U.S. proudly announced that al Qaida leader al Musab al-Zarqawi had been killed in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq. Now there are claims he was murdered after surviving the airstrike. A former U.S. Army Ranger who writes using the…
  • Nov 22

    Saturday Night Open Thread

    Saturday Night Open Thread
    JFK was assassinated today in 1963. I just tuned into a CNN special and saw Lee Harvey Oswald get arrested, and then shot. They cut to interviews of passersby. "That wasn't right. He deserved a fair trial," said the first one. The second…
Rank this Week: 2

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/
  • Nov 23

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Choosing from the Contentious Politics Buffet

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Choosing from the Contentious Politics Buffet
    Editor’s Note: Political groups representing ethnic, religious, or other minorities have a range of options for how to engage with the state, from nonviolent tactics such as protests and strikes to violent tactics including terrorism.…
  • Nov 22

    Lawfare Podcast, Episode #101: Jameel Jaffer, Bob Litt, and William Banks Debate FISA

    Lawfare Podcast, Episode #101: Jameel Jaffer, Bob Litt, and William Banks Debate FISA
    Earlier this month, the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security held its “24th Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law CLE Conference.” As part of the conference, the group held a particularly strong panel…
  • Nov 22

    The Immigration Imbroglio as (Pretty) Normal Separation of Power

    The Immigration Imbroglio as (Pretty) Normal Separation of Power
    It has been instructive during the last six years to watch President Obama and most Democrats evolve from Executive power critics to Executive power apologists, just as it has been instructive to watch many Republicans evolve from Executive…
Rank this Week: 78

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

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

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    NFL WEEK 12 2014 : A THANKSGIVING SPECIAL

    NFL WEEK 12 2014 : A THANKSGIVING SPECIAL
    We roar into Week 12 of the 2014 NFL season with our Fantasy Football league very competitive, our two remaining survivor pool players in a death grip struggle for the title, and with football set for Sunday, Sunday night, two games Monday…
  • Nov 20

    KAYO MORGAN: DEATH OF A LEGEND

    KAYO MORGAN: DEATH OF A LEGEND
    Amidst the insanity and horrible treatment of clients and attorneys alike in Broward County, stood one lawyer, a criminal defense attorney to his core, who never blinked, never wavered in the zealous defense of his clients, and quite frankly…
  • Nov 20

    THE GOOD FIGHT

    THE GOOD FIGHT
    The 3rd DCA reversed Judge Milt Hirsch this week in a case in which Judge Hirsch suppressed DNA obtained via consent for one case, but in which the DNA was matched to another crime in the database. We don't have Judge Hirsch's order…
Rank this Week: 146

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    1,200 Pounds of Beef Recalled After Positive E. coli O157:H7 Test

    1,200 Pounds of Beef Recalled After Positive E. coli O157:H7 Test
    On Saturday afternoon FSIS announced that Ranchers Legacy Meat Co., of Vadnais Heights, Minnesota was recalling 1,200 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.... Continue Reading
  • Nov 21

    CDC weighs in on 10 State Salmonella Sprout Outbreak

    CDC weighs in on 10 State Salmonella Sprout Outbreak
    Thanks to those working late on Friday. As of November 21, 2014, the CDC reports a total of 63 persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Enteritidis have been reported from 10 states:... Continue Reading
  • Nov 21

    Salmonella “Sproutbreak” – “Sproutpocalypse” – “Sproutageddon” Sickens 68 in 10 State

    Salmonella “Sproutbreak” – “Sproutpocalypse” – “Sproutageddon” Sickens 68 in 10 State
    Time for a Warning? Three people in Vermont and four people in New Hampshire have been sickened by Salmonella believed to be associated with bean sprouts, health officials in the... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 24

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Dallas Insurance Attorneys Need To Know What An Insurable Interest Is Defined

    Dallas Insurance Attorneys Need To Know What An Insurable Interest Is Defined
    Dallas insurance lawyers need to be able to discuss with a client when insurance is going to cover a loss. This may seem easy at first but that is not always the case. The Texas Supreme Court issued an opinion...
  • Nov 22

    What Is An Insurable Interest

    What Is An Insurable Interest
    Arlington insurance lawyers need to understand what an "insurable interest" is when it comes to making a claim. A 1999, Austin Court of Appeals opinion gives some guidance about this issue. The style of the opinion is, Valdez v.…
  • Nov 20

    Jury Trial Says Insurance Paid Enough

    Jury Trial Says Insurance Paid Enough
    Attorneys handling insurance claims need to be aware of legal matters be decided in the state that relate to insurance. The Insurance Journal ran an article dated October 21, 2014, that is titled, Jury Finds Texas Windstorm Insurer Adequately…
Rank this Week: 528

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
Rank this Week: 83

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    "CBS Sunday Morning" on November 23, 2014: eat, drink and be merry

    "CBS Sunday Morning" on November 23, 2014: eat, drink and be merry
    Charles Osgood introduced the food issue. The cover story by Dave Pogue is "The Next Course," on the future of food. Second, Lee Cowan on spam. Third, Seth Doane on cooking schools. Fourth, Tracy Smith on Patti LaBelle. Fifth, Susan…
  • Nov 22

    Columbia Journalism Review on plagiarism

    Columbia Journalism Review on plagiarism
    David Uberti has a post in the Columbia Journalism Review titled Journalism has a plagiarism problem. But it’s not the one you’d expect The "unexpected" problem seems to be the variability in responding to plagiarism issues,…
  • Nov 22

    US 8,857,000: dry board eraser system

    US 8,857,000: dry board eraser system
    The inventor was in the third grade when the case was filed.The case was prosecuted by Gearhart Law of Summit, New Jersey, the principal lawyer of which is Richard Gearhart, once of Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Yes, there was an examiner…
Rank this Week: 35

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Nov 23

    Events and Announcements: November 23, 2014

    Events and Announcements: November 23, 2014
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Events italyspractice.info is a website aimed at collecting, categorising and translating into English the practice of the Italian government on issues of international law. Only five months after its…
  • Nov 22

    Weekend Roundup: November 16-22, 2014

    Weekend Roundup: November 16-22, 2014
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Over the past week on Opinio Juris, we again enjoyed a lot of different perspectives from our guest bloggers, beginning with Rob Howse, whom Kristen introduced as this week’s featured guest…
  • Nov 21

    The Ninth Circuit’s Muddled Comity Analysis in Mujica

    The Ninth Circuit’s Muddled Comity Analysis in Mujica
    by Roger Alford by Roger Alford Last week the Ninth Circuit issued a controversial opinion in Mujica v. Airscan, Inc., that sharply limits the scope of human rights litigation. The claims in Mujica arose in Colombia and allegedly implicate…
Rank this Week: 139

On the Record

On the Record

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

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Nov 23

    Police body camera issue awaits legislature

    Police body camera issue awaits legislature
    Police agencies around the state could be required to begin developing and phasing in body camera programs as soon as next year.
  • Nov 22

    Jury awards $5M in lead-paint verdict

    Jury awards $5M in lead-paint verdict
    A Baltimore City Circuit Court jury has awarded more than $5 million to two West Baltimore women who suffered permanent brain damage after being exposed to lead paint when they were babies.
  • Nov 22

    ‘What would I know? I’m just a doctor.’

    ‘What would I know? I’m just a doctor.’
    Why we need to remember we are counselors in addition to litigators and advocates.
Rank this Week: 221

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Nov 23

    Regulators Approve Even More Takeouts from Citizens Property - Including 50,000 to Newly Licensed Anchor Property & Casualty

    Regulators Approve Even More Takeouts from Citizens Property - Including 50,000 to Newly Licensed Anchor Property & Casualty
    Another 182,000 insurance policies have been approved by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (“OIR”) to be transferred to private insurers, (commonly referred to as “takeout” companies), in 2015 as part of the…
  • Nov 22

    Hurricane Sandy Update - Case Management Order No. 12

    Hurricane Sandy Update - Case Management Order No. 12
    If you have been following Hurricane Sandy news, you may already be aware of Judge Brown’s recent November 7th order in Raimey v. Wright National Flood Insurance Company,1 in the Eastern District of New York (EDNY) which requires…
  • Nov 21

    Snowmageddon 2014: Are You Covered?

    Snowmageddon 2014: Are You Covered?
    Snowmageddon buried western New York this week with the lake-effect snowfall. Winter storms are the third-largest cause of catastrophic losses in the United States (after hurricanes and tornadoes). The good news for homeowners is that in most…
Rank this Week: 370

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

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

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Nov 23

    Successful Motions to Dismiss Securities Class Actions in 2014

    Successful Motions to Dismiss Securities Class Actions in 2014
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Jon N. Eisenberg, partner in the Government Enforcement practice at K&L Gates LLP, and is based on a K&L Gates publication by Mr. Eisenberg; the complete publication, including…
  • Nov 22

    Operational Risk Capital: Nowhere to Hide

    Operational Risk Capital: Nowhere to Hide
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and is based on a PwC publication by Dietmar Serbee, Helene Katz, and Geoffrey Allbutt; the complete publication, including appendix and footnotes, is available…
  • Nov 21

    Are Securities Lawyers Stuck in a Time Warp?

    Are Securities Lawyers Stuck in a Time Warp?
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Phillip Goldstein of Bulldog Investors. “[T]he fact that a federal statute has been violated and some person harmed does not automatically give rise to a private cause of action in…
Rank this Week: 92

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    Slava Voynov’s Immigration Wrinkle to his Domestic Violence Charge

    Slava Voynov’s Immigration Wrinkle to his Domestic Violence Charge
    As the NFL continues to make headlines with its continued domestic violence issues, the NHL proved last month that domestic violence problems are not just limited to pro football. In October, Los Angeles Kings star defenseman Slava Voynov…
  • Nov 21

    Dr. Paul Withers proposal to address issue of NCAA athletes signing autograph

    Dr. Paul Withers proposal to address issue of NCAA athletes signing autograph
    Dr. Paul Withers, an astronomy professor at Boston University, recently emailed me an idea he has to address the issue of NCAA athletes--like Todd Gurley and Johnny Manziel before him--getting in trouble for signing autographs.I've posted Dr.…
  • Nov 19

    Does Adrian Peterson have a good legal case against the NFL?

    Does Adrian Peterson have a good legal case against the NFL?
    I attempt to answer this question in a new Sports Illustrated column. Here's an excerpt:In order to obtain a temporary restraining order, Peterson would need to convince a judge that unless he is allowed to play again this season, he would…
Rank this Week: 355

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    Egyptian Court Acquits First Doctor Charged With Femal Genital Mutilation

    Egyptian Court Acquits First Doctor Charged With Femal Genital Mutilation
    The Guardian on Thursday reported that the first doctor in Egypt to be brought to trial under a 2008 law on charges of female genital mutilation has been acquitted:Raslan Fadl, a doctor and Islamic preacher in the village of Agga,…
  • Nov 22

    Montana's Same-Sex Marriage Bans Falls; Becomes 34th State To Recognize Marriage Equality

    Montana's Same-Sex Marriage Bans Falls; Becomes 34th State To Recognize Marriage Equality
    On Wednesday, a Montana federal district court issued a permanent injunction barring Montana from enforcing statutory and constitutional provisions that prevent same-sex marriages or recognition of same-sex marriages performed in other…
  • Nov 22

    Muslim's Religious Discrimination Claim Against NJ Transit Dismissed

    Muslim's Religious Discrimination Claim Against NJ Transit Dismissed
    In Allison v. New Jersey Transit Corp., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 162175 (D NJ, Nov. 19, 2014), a New Jersey federal district court dismissed a claim by an African American Muslim employee of New Jersey Transit that disciplinary action taken…
Rank this Week: 36

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Nov 23

    Resident to Resident Mistreatment

    Resident to Resident Mistreatment
    Weill Cornell Medical College had an interesting article on their website about the growing problem of inappropriate, disruptive, or hostile behavior between nursing home residents.  The study found that nearly one in five nursing…
  • Nov 22

    Arbitration Trend

    Arbitration Trend
    Another form of alleged abuse that has been lurking amongst nursing homes and elder care facilities is mandatory pre-suit arbitration clauses hidden in nursing home admission paperwork.  The so-called “arbitration agreement”…
  • Nov 21

    Choking Death

    Choking Death
    The L.A. Daily News reported the sad preventable death of a nursing home resident who choked on medications mixed with apple sauce.  Windsor Gardens Healthcare Center of the Valley, a skilled nursing facility in North Hollywood, was…
Rank this Week: 151

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Nov 23

    Provocation and Queer Fear

    Provocation and Queer Fear
    At Volokh Conspiracy, Eugene notes an amendment to California’s provocation defense to voluntary manslaughter. Under U.S. law, killing someone is “voluntary manslaughter” rather than murder if the killer was (1) actually…
  • Nov 23

    The Outrage of the Victim’s Rap Sheet Must End

    The Outrage of the Victim’s Rap Sheet Must End
    In the press conference addressing the killing of Akai Gurley by probationary Police Officer Peter Liang, Commission Bill Bratton made one thing absolutely clear: “the victim, Akai Gurley, had done nothing to provoke a confrontation…
  • Nov 22

    The Killing of Akai Gurley: A Mistake, Perhaps, But No Accident

    The Killing of Akai Gurley: A Mistake, Perhaps, But No Accident
    There was no excuse offered. Akai Gurley did nothing, absolutely nothing, to cause probationary Police Officer Peter Liang to shoot him in the chest and kill him. Whether Gurley did anything wrong in his life before that, even the cops…
Rank this Week: 64

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Nov 23

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-11-22

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-11-22
    Publisher asked to leave SIBF after copyright breaches http://t.co/9FL54sL0qT -> Lithuanian court orders Viasat to pay EUR 2.2 million for copyright infringements http://t.co/g4fpSV19cf -> Copyright one of the 10 priorities of the…
  • Nov 22

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-21
    Stay granted in fight arising from data breach http://t.co/zI6YThJdLb -> Regulators fine UK banks over IT problems http://t.co/HIsntdr7U8 -> Cyberbullying bill raises alarm for privacy commissioner http://t.co/mrOPPVCuY1 -> Hackers…
  • Nov 21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-20
    Chantal Bernier: Data breach response is ‘not the time to improvise’ http://t.co/0NWWc6IYhX -> Updated: BC’s Law Society president clarifies comments on Cloud technology http://t.co/qPguVJgwpS -> Law Across the Wire…
Rank this Week: 827

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    Revival of Sick Units Takes Precedence Over Loan Recovery

    Revival of Sick Units Takes Precedence Over Loan Recovery
    [The following post is contributed by Prachi Narayan of Vinod Kothari & Company. She can be contacted at prachi@vinodkothari.com]The Supreme Court in its judgment in the case of KSL Industries Ltd vs. Arihant Threads Ltd on October 27,…
  • Nov 20

    SEBI Reforms – Part 2: Delisting

    SEBI Reforms – Part 2: Delisting
    Delisting of securities tends to be somewhat controversial given that it represents the tension between the interests of the controlling shareholder who want to delist the company and the interests of minority shareholders who are caught…
  • Nov 20

    SEBI Reforms – Part 1: Insider Trading

    SEBI Reforms – Part 1: Insider Trading
    Yesterday, SEBI’s board unleasheda series of capital market reforms. These relate to insider trading, delisting, enforceability of the listing agreement and several other matters. In this post, I briefly examine the implications of the…
Rank this Week: 280

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI, DWI, armed robbery, assault, and gun crimes. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Student Arrested for Battery After Attack in Front of Resource Officer

    Student Arrested for Battery After Attack in Front of Resource Officer
    As a Jacksonville criminal defense attorney, brazen acts committed in front of authority figures are like nails on a chalk board. Perhaps the only things that could be worse for a Jacksonville criminal defense attorney are videos of the…
  • Nov 13

    Jacksonville Walmart Becomes Bloody Crime Scene; Man Arrested for Aggravated Battery

    Jacksonville Walmart Becomes Bloody Crime Scene; Man Arrested for Aggravated Battery
    As a Jacksonville criminal defense attorney, I've represented my share of clients that suffered from mental illnesses. John McFarland, self-reported as schizophrenic, was arrested for aggravated battery after an unprovoked attack against a…
  • Nov 7

    Elderly Man Arrested Twice for Feeding Homele

    Elderly Man Arrested Twice for Feeding Homele
    According to patch.com, Arnold Abbott, 90, of Fort Lauderdale, FL was recently arrested for the second time in less than a week. His offense? -- feeding the homeless. Abbott is the founder of Feed Thy Neighbor, a nonprofit agency with...
Rank this Week: 637

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Nov 23

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of…
  • Nov 21

    The Friday Fillip: Through a Glass Darkly

    The Friday Fillip: Through a Glass Darkly
    The world is a great deal bigger than we know, bigger than we can even imagine. This, at least, we understand, albeit at one of those unhelpful meta levels in our culture’s epistemology. It is the task of science and religion, I…
  • Nov 21

    Re-Litigation by a Patentee With a Different Party – Has the Federal Court Been Consistent in Its Approach?

    Re-Litigation by a Patentee With a Different Party – Has the Federal Court Been Consistent in Its Approach?
    Over the past few years the pharmaceutical marketplace has seen an increase in patent “re-litigation” (where a patentee is involved in a second case against another generic). Following the Federal Court of Appeal’s warning…
Rank this Week: 47

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    China Guanxi: You Don’t Have It.

    China Guanxi: You Don’t Have It.
    Five days ago, I wrote a post on Linkedin, entitled, China Guanxi: You Don’t Have It.  That post essentially counsels to be skeptical of any foreigner who claims to have guanxi and goes on to discuss why this is so and why guanxi…
  • Nov 22

    China NDA: A Day In The Life Of A China Lawyer, Part II

    China NDA: A Day In The Life Of A China Lawyer, Part II
    Someone in our China Law Blog Linkedin Group (please check it out and join if you are not yet a member — we keep it entirely spam-free) asked a question regarding an NDA with a Chinese supplier. Someone else in the group responded by…
  • Nov 21

    China Trademark Registrations: The Latest News From The Front

    China Trademark Registrations: The Latest News From The Front
    One of our China lawyers sent an email to a client yesterday, updating the client on the status of its trademark filings. I am republishing that email below because it succinctly sets out the current timelines for the various stages of…
Rank this Week: 141

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Nov 23

    Muller: The NCBE's Role in Declining MBE Scores and Bar Pass Rate

    Muller: The NCBE's Role in Declining MBE Scores and Bar Pass Rate
    Following up on my previous posts (here, here, here, and here): California released its July 2014 bar exam results on Friday: a 48.6% overall pass rate (down 7.2 percentage points from 2013) and 61.0% first-time takers pass rate (down 6.7…
  • Nov 23

    Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    There is a bit of movement in this week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads on SSRN, with a new new paper debuting on the list at #1: [387 Downloads] A Compendium of Private Equity Tax Games, by Gregg D. Polsky (North Carolina)…
  • Nov 23

    The IRS Scandal, Day 563

    The IRS Scandal, Day 563
    New York Post editorial: Silence of the Schumer: It wasn’t so long ago Chuck Schumer was obsessing over the idea that the tax code was being abused for partisan purposes. Back in March 2012, he and six fellow Democratic senators wrote the…
Rank this Week: 22

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

Analyzes of trends and developments in workers' compensation law. By Jon L. Gelman.

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    How a Coalition Pushed for a Hotel Workers' Minimum Wage

    How a Coalition Pushed for a Hotel Workers' Minimum Wage
    Today's post is shared from the nytimes.com/Most Sunday mornings last summer, Julia Gould set up a table at the Hollywood Farmers Market. Alongside stalls selling shiitake mushrooms, free-range poultry and orange-blossom honey, she was…
  • Nov 23

    Turmoil Over Immigration Status? California Has Lived It for Decade

    Turmoil Over Immigration Status? California Has Lived It for Decade
    Today's post is shared from the nytimes.comLOS ANGELES — There may be no better place than California to measure the contradictions, crosswinds and confusion that come with trying to change immigration law.For 30 years, California has…
  • Nov 23

    The Downside of the Boom

    The Downside of the Boom
    today's post is shared from the nytimes.com/WILLISTON, N.D. — In early August 2013, Arlene Skurupey of Blacksburg, Va., got an animated call from the normally taciturn farmer who rents her family land in Billings County, N.D. There had…
Rank this Week: 260

Scottish Law Reporter

Scottish Law Reporter

Reporting on news & issues of Justice, Law & Politics, from Scotland.

http://scottishlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 397

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 25

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Nov 23

    1,200 Pounds of Ground Beef Recalled Due to E. coli Risk

    1,200 Pounds of Ground Beef Recalled Due to E. coli Risk
    Ranchers Legacy Meat Co., of Vadnais Heights, Minn., is recalling 1,200 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)…
  • Nov 22

    Letter From the Editor: Happy Thanksgiving!

    Letter From the Editor: Happy Thanksgiving!
    On Thursday, millions of Americans will sit down with family and friends, likely over a large turkey, for the most practiced meal of the year. Our familiarity with it, and the way we pass down the instructions for its preparation, is perhaps…
  • Nov 22

    Publisher’s Platform: One, Two Three Sprouts You’re Out

    Publisher’s Platform: One, Two Three Sprouts You’re Out
    Three sprout outbreaks caused by Salmonella, E. coli and Listeria outbreaks since August?  One has been deadly and all have sent dozens to the hospital. As of yesterday, the CDC has reported a total of 63 persons infected with Salmonella…
Rank this Week: 94