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Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101

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

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

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

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

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
      Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Going public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes with risks and…
  • Aug 25

    Global Digital Solutions of West Palm Beach, FL and CEO Charged with Fraud

    Global Digital Solutions of West Palm Beach, FL and CEO Charged with Fraud
    Going Public LawyerOn August 12, 2016 the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged West Palm Beach-based Global Digital Solutions, former chairman and CEO Richard Sullivan, and former CFO David Loppert with…
Rank this Week: 98

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

Covers investment fraud involving auction-rate securities, credit rating agencies, hedge funds and mortgage-backed securities. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

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

    SEC’s Report Evaluates The Definition of An Accredited Investor

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

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

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

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

    Tax Whistleblowers Are Entitled to Award When There Are Civil Forfeitures and Criminal Fines, Rules Court
    The U.S. Tax Court has ruled that tax whistleblowers are entitled to a reward when criminal fines and penalties are collected. The ruling in this particular case found that two whistleblowers had a right to receive a $17.7M reward in the…
Rank this Week: 516

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Two Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against Santander Securities Over Puerto Rico Municipal Bond
    Two investors, seeking to recover the investment losses they sustained in Puerto Rico municipal bonds, are pursuing a FINRA arbitration claim against Santander Securities LLC. According to the case, the Puerto Rican investors are claiming…
Rank this Week: 457

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Denial of Zoning Variance To Yeshiva Violates RLUIPA

    Denial of Zoning Variance To Yeshiva Violates RLUIPA
    In Yeshiva Gedolah Na'os Yaakov v. Township of Ocean NJ, (D NJ, Aug. 25, 2016), a New Jersey federal district court held that that Ocean, New Jersey's Zoning Board of Adjustment violated RLUIPA when it denied a use variance to allow…
  • Aug 26

    Top French Court Invalidates Burkini Ban

    Top French Court Invalidates Burkini Ban
    France's top administrative court-- the Council of State-- today overturned the ban on burkini swim suits imposed by the town of Villeneuve-Loubet.  According to France 24, the court ruled that restrictions on individual liberties…
  • Aug 26

    Canadian Mounties Approve Hijab As Optional Uniform Choice

    Canadian Mounties Approve Hijab As Optional Uniform Choice
    Global News reported this week that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has approved the hijab as a uniform option to encourage Muslim women to consider the RCMP as a career option.  Three types of hijabs were tested before…
Rank this Week: 44

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 36

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    HE EXPLOITED DEED RESTRICTION PROCESS

    HE EXPLOITED DEED RESTRICTION PROCESS
    COMPTROLLER STRINGER RELEASES INVESTIGATIVE REPORT ON REMOVAL OF DEED RESTRICTIONS AT RIVINGTON HOUSE City missed crucial opportunities to stop the removal of deed restrictions that led to a $116 million land deal and $72 million in…
  • Aug 26

    1 IN 8 SMOKE THIS

    1 IN 8 SMOKE THIS
    One in Eight U.S. Adults Say They Smoke Marijuana by Justin McCarthy Story Highlights 13% report being current marijuana users, up from 7% in 2013 43% of U.S. adults say they have tried it Use and experimentation…
  • Aug 26

    COUNTER-MESSAGE ISIS!

    COUNTER-MESSAGE ISIS!
    US social media strategy can weaken ISIS influence on Twitter ISIS opponents outnumber supporters 6 to 1 on Twitter, RAND study finds RAND Corporation Opponents of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are six times greater in number on…
Rank this Week: 4

Above the Law

Above the Law

A legal tabloid that provides news and gossip about the profession's colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.

http://abovethelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 8

On the Record

On the Record

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

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

    Having chosen to unionize, Chase Brexton workers await management response

    Having chosen to unionize, Chase Brexton workers await management response
    With Chase Brexton Health Services’ employees overwhelming voting in favor of forming a union, they now say they are waiting to see if the company’s management plans any pushback prior to the vote becoming certified. Workers at…
  • Aug 26

    Maryland maglev backers go quiet as new funds announced

    Maryland maglev backers go quiet as new funds announced
    The prospect of a 300-mph train magnetic-levitation train rushing passengers between Baltimore and Washington in 15 minutes was greeted with a wave of fanfare last year, but there’s been little update on the project’s progress…
  • Aug 26

    Ana DeGea-Coombs | The Children’s Guild

    Ana DeGea-Coombs | The Children’s Guild
    The Children’s Guild, which provides special education and is part of the TranZed Alliance, named Ana DeGea-Coombs director of special education of its nonpublic campuses in Baltimore and Chillum. Information in Movers and Shakers is…
Rank this Week: 100

Microjuris al Día

Microjuris al Día

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

http://aldia.microjuris.com/
  • Aug 26

    Libro de la Dra. Marta Figueroa Torres: Obra jurídica de 2016

    Libro de la Dra. Marta Figueroa Torres: Obra jurídica de 2016
    El Colegio de Abogados y Abogadas de Puerto Rico (CAPR) ha galardonado con el Premio Obra Jurídica del Año 2016, categoría de texto académico, el libro Autonomía de la voluntad, capitulaciones matrimoniales…
  • Aug 26

    The Intelligent Investor Newsletter – August 22, 2016

    The Intelligent Investor Newsletter – August 22, 2016
    A bi-weekly publication from Consultiva Internacional, Inc. (Registered Investment Adviser) Darren Walker, CEO of the Ford Foundation recently spoke about the challenges to impact investing at the 2016 Mission Investors Exchange conference.…
  • Aug 26

    Funcionaria de la Rama Judicial es galardonada con el premio Manuel A. Pérez

    Funcionaria de la Rama Judicial es galardonada con el premio Manuel A. Pérez
    La Rama Judicial de Puerto Rico se alzó con el Premio Manuel A. Pérez, máximo galardón al servicio público, que este año fue otorgado a Mara I. Quiñones Sepúlveda, Jefa de la…
Rank this Week: 848

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 210

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

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/
  • Aug 26

    Probate Exception in Turnover of Estate Property

    Probate Exception in Turnover of Estate Property
    In Pollok v. The Vanguard Group, Inc., an executor filed a petition in California probate court seeking a Turnover of Estate Property. The executor claimed that asset payment to the estate was short $900,000. The financial institute in charge…
  • Aug 26

    Duke University Files Claim Seeking Promised Pledge Fund

    Duke University Files Claim Seeking Promised Pledge Fund
    Duke University filed a claim on Aubrey McClendon’s estate, asserting that the oil magnate died before he could fulfill roughly $10 million of pledges. McClendon had pledged funds for athletics, scholarships, and campus improvements.…
  • Aug 25

    Article on Trust Law & Nigerian Pension Law

    Article on Trust Law & Nigerian Pension Law
    Nuel Chinonyelum Oji recently published an Article entitled, An Appraisal of the Concept of Trust in the Nigerian Pension Reform Act 2014, (2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: Prior to 2004, the administration of pension in…
Rank this Week: 56

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

Covers compliance, employment and industry intelligence for investment professionals and investment, planning and regulatory intelligence for investors. By James J. Eccleston.

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Aug 26

    Adviser Barred from Industry and Ordered to Pay $4 million in Fine

    Adviser Barred from Industry and Ordered to Pay $4 million in Fine
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:The Securities and Exchange Commission recently announced that it barred investment adviser Dawn J. Bennett of the Bennett Group from the securities industry for exaggerating her…
  • Aug 25

    Morgan Stanley to Pay Adviser $2.5M in a Defamation Claim

    Morgan Stanley to Pay Adviser $2.5M in a Defamation Claim
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:An independent adviser named Dale Cerbert of The Villages, Florida was awarded $2.5 million by FINRA relating to a defamation claim he made against Morgan Stanley after his dismissal from…
  • Aug 24

    Two Ex-Brokers Pocketed $5M in Client Fund

    Two Ex-Brokers Pocketed $5M in Client Fund
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:The SEC recently won a court order which froze the assets of two former brokers (James Hugh Brennan III, 67, and Douglas Albert Dyer, 56), who raised more than $5 million from clients and…
Rank this Week: 97

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    University Speech and "Safe Space

    University Speech and "Safe Space
    Dr. Naomi Graber on the University of Chicago and "safe spaces." Seems right to me.Dear Dr. Ellison, In your welcome letter to freshman, you maintain that "you do not condone the creation of intellectual 'safe spaces' where individuals…
  • Aug 25

    Brexit, Farage, Mississippi, and secession

    Brexit, Farage, Mississippi, and secession
    As the New Yorker reports, the narcissistic sociopath running for President on the Republican ticket brought Nigel Farage, the former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party and a major proponent of Brexit, to Mississippi to rally the…
  • Aug 23

    The Greatest Constitutional Protestant of the Twenty-First Century

    The Greatest Constitutional Protestant of the Twenty-First Century
    So far, anyway.For the last ten years or so, I’ve had a framed New Yorkercartoon on the outside of my office door.  It’s a courtroom scene, with a man sitting on the witness stand, being cross-examined by a lawyer.  The…
Rank this Week: 246

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 49

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Aug 26

    Chong on Hollywood's Blinding Whitene

    Chong on Hollywood's Blinding Whitene
    Chrissy Shu Jien Chong (San Francisco) has just posted on SSRN her article (21 Asian Pacific American L.J. (2016)) Where are the Asians in Hollywood? Can §1981, Title VII, Colorblind Pitches, and Understanding Biases Break the Bamboo…
  • Aug 26

    Call for papers from the Center for Applied Feminism & Intersectionality

    Call for papers from the Center for Applied Feminism & Intersectionality
    The Center for Applied Feminism (Baltimore) has a call for papers that will be of interest to some of our readers: CALL FOR PAPERS APPLIED FEMINISM AND INTERSECTIONALITY: EXAMINING LAW THROUGH THE LENS OF MULTIPLE IDENTITIES The Center on…
  • Aug 23

    NLRB Decides that Gradate Students can be Covered by NLRA

    NLRB Decides that Gradate Students can be Covered by NLRA
    Today, the NLRB issued its long-awaited decision in Columbia University. As expected, the Board--in a 3-1 decision--reversed Brown University (which was just the latest in a number of cases flip-flopping on this issue) to conclude that…
Rank this Week: 140

Maryland Business Law Developments

Maryland Business Law Developments

Tracks judicial developments in Maryland business law. By the Business Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association.

http://marylandbusinesslawdevelopments.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    North Valley GI Medical Group v. Prudential Investments LLC (Maryland U.S.D.C.)

    North Valley GI Medical Group v. Prudential Investments LLC (Maryland U.S.D.C.)
    Filed: August 23, 2016Opinion by: James K. BredarHolding:  In a claim alleging breach of fiduciary duty under section 36(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, with respect to the receipt of compensation for services by the investment…
  • Aug 23

    Commissioner of Financial Regulation v. Brown, Brown & Brown, P.C., et al. (Ct. of Appeals)

    Commissioner of Financial Regulation v. Brown, Brown & Brown, P.C., et al. (Ct. of Appeals)
    Filed: August 19, 2016Opinion by: J. McDonaldHolding: A Virginia-based law firm and its managing partner were not covered by the attorney exemption to the Maryland Credit Services Business Act (“MCSBA”), which regulates the…
  • Jul 20

    CSE Mortgage LLC v. Suryan (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty.)

    CSE Mortgage LLC v. Suryan (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty.)
    Filed:  April 21, 2016Opinion by:  Ronald B. RubinHoldings:  (1) Sole managing member of a special purpose entity can establish privity through control of litigation sufficient to prevent escape from application of doctrines of…
Rank this Week: 977

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 26

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

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

    What is a Family Law Tracing?

    What is a Family Law Tracing?
      In Family Law, tracing is the method by which a party proves that funds in a particular account are, or were, used to acquire separate property.  Family Code section 760 holds that all property acquired during a marriage,…
  • Aug 19

    Do I really need a Premarital Agreement?

    Do I really need a Premarital Agreement?
    California Family Code section 1612 lays out what can and cannot be included in a premarital agreement. The most important issues in just about any premarital agreement are the property rights of the parties and whether or not there are any…
Rank this Week: 601

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

Features news and commentary on the practice of law before the California Supreme Court. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://www.atthelectern.com/
  • Aug 26

    Supreme Court Clerk Frank McGuire is retiring

    Supreme Court Clerk Frank McGuire is retiring
    Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye announced today that Frank McGuire is retiring as Court Administrator and Clerk of the Supreme Court of California, effective at the end of next month.  McGuire has been in that position for over four…
  • Aug 26

    Jurisdiction, reimbursable mandate opinions filing Monday

    Jurisdiction, reimbursable mandate opinions filing Monday
    On Monday morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinions in Bristol-Myers Squibb Company v. Superior Court and Department of Finance v. Commission on State Mandates, which were both argued on the June calendar. Bristol-Myers is expected to…
  • Aug 25

    Supreme Court announces second September calendar — in San Diego.

    Supreme Court announces second September calendar — in San Diego.
    May is usually the only month during which the Supreme Court has two separate oral argument sessions.  This year, however, the court will be hearing arguments at the beginning and, it announced today, also at the end of next month. …
Rank this Week: 681

InfoBytes Blog

InfoBytes Blog

Monitors and reports on news, legal developments and legislative actions affecting the financial services industry. By Buckley Sandler LLP.

http://www.infobytesblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    CFPB Issues Proposed Rule Seeking to Amend Procedures for Disclosing Certain Confidential Information

    CFPB Issues Proposed Rule Seeking to Amend Procedures for Disclosing Certain Confidential Information
    On August 24, the CFPB published a proposed rule seeking to amend procedures used by persons in the public domain to obtain information from the CFPB under the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act of 1974 and legal proceedings. In…
  • Aug 26

    CFPB Responds to Senators’ Request to Tailor Regulations to Exempt Smaller Financial Institution

    CFPB Responds to Senators’ Request to Tailor Regulations to Exempt Smaller Financial Institution
    On August 17, CFPB Director Cordray responded to a request, from a 70 senator coalition spearheaded by Senators Donnelly (D-IN) and Sasse (R-NE), that the CFPB further tailor its regulations that may be “unduly burdensome” for…
  • Aug 26

    CFPB Announces New Board and Council Member

    CFPB Announces New Board and Council Member
    On August 19, the CFPB announced new members to the Consumer Advisory Board, the Community Bank Advisory Council, Credit Union Advisory Council, and Academic Research Council. Pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Act, the CFPB established the Consumer…
Rank this Week: 544

Election Law

Election Law

Covers election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiatives, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process. By Rick Hasen.

http://electionlawblog.org/
Rank this Week: 312

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 26

    Methods of Service of Legal Papers on a Person: New York

    Methods of Service of Legal Papers on a Person: New York
    In order to properly commence a lawsuit, the plaintiff must serve a Summons and Complaint or a Summons with Notice upon the defendant. Proper service under CPLR 308 can be effectuated in a few different ways including: Personally by…
  • Aug 26

    Service of Legal Papers on a Person

    Service of Legal Papers on a Person
    In order to properly commence a lawsuit, the plaintiff must serve a Summons and Complaint or a Summons with Notice upon the defendant. Proper service under CPLR 308 can be effectuated in a few different ways including: Personally by…
  • Aug 26

    $36K Unifund CCR Judgment and lawsuit Wiped Out for Bad Service

    $36K Unifund CCR Judgment and lawsuit Wiped Out for Bad Service
    Fair is fair. And if a consumer is clearly not notified of a court case, why should that consumer be forced to turn over hard-earned wages toward a $36,158 garnishment? Why should that consumer even pay off the judgment if the circumstances…
Rank this Week: 411

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 9

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

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

    France court overturns 'burkini' swimsuit ban

    France court overturns 'burkini' swimsuit ban
    France’s highest administrative court, the Council of State [official website, in French] on Friday overturned [order, in French; press release, in French] the ban on full-body “burkini” swimsuits in the French city of…
  • Aug 26

    Ohio top court rules prior juvenile charges cannot be used to increase sentence

    Ohio top court rules prior juvenile charges cannot be used to increase sentence
    The Ohio Supreme Court [official website]ruled [opinion, PDF] Thursday that courts cannot use prior juvenile charges to enhance the sentence of an adult criminal offender. In a 4-3 decision, the court held that using prior juvenile charges to…
  • Aug 26

    UN: Syria wracked by chemical warfare

    UN: Syria wracked by chemical warfare
    United Nations (UN) [official website] Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon submitted a report [official press release] issued together with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons [official website] yesterday detailing an in-depth…
Rank this Week: 12

Family Law & Divorce Information…

Family Law & Divorce Information in Houston, Texas

By Busby & Associates.

http://busby-lee.com/familylawblog
  • Aug 26

    507th District Court of Harris County Texa

    507th District Court of Harris County Texa
    Michael 507th District Court of Harris County Texas This Court is the newest Family District Court in Harris County, having been established in 2016.  The Honorable Alyssa Lemkuil is the presiding Judge with The Honorable Amy Perez…
  • Aug 25

    Hiring a Bankruptcy Attorney

    Hiring a Bankruptcy Attorney
    Michael A financial crisis can happen to anyone at any time. In these situations, many people feel that they don’t have any choice but to file for chapter 13 Bankruptcy in Texas, in doing so, they will need the services of an attorney.…
  • Aug 20

    Financial Legal Action

    Financial Legal Action
    Michael If you live in the state of Texas, you should understand that wage garnishment in this state can happen for two reasons. Anyone who owes back child support or back spousal support is subject to having their pay check tapped into to…
Rank this Week: 733

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Aug 26

    Contracting out of Fiduciary Duties: The Case of Corporate Opportunitie

    Contracting out of Fiduciary Duties: The Case of Corporate Opportunitie
    There's a very important new paper out by Rauterberg and Talley, which reports: For centuries, the duty of loyalty has been the hallowed centerpiece of fiduciary obligation, widely considered one of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Aug 26

    Sec Reg News: Conflict Mineral Disclosure is Costly and Ineffective

    Sec Reg News: Conflict Mineral Disclosure is Costly and Ineffective
    Buried in the gargantuan mess that was the Dodd-Frank act was a requirement which, as the SEC explains: ... directs the Commission to issue rules requiring certain companies to disclose their use of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Aug 24

    Corporate law is public interest law

    Corporate law is public interest law
    There's been a lot of griping at Harvard Law School recently about political correctness, multiculturalism, and the usual left-liberal causes. Now Harvard Magazine notes that some are trying to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 78

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

Seeks to inform the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law community about key legal education, research, practice, and law library news, with a particular focus on Cuyahoga County and Ohio as well as faculty research interests.

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • Aug 26

    U.S. District Court Permanently Blocks ORC 3701.034

    U.S. District Court Permanently Blocks ORC 3701.034
    The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio Western Division recently granted a Permanent Injunction to Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio (PPGO) and Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region (PPSOR), blocking the enforcement of…
  • Aug 25

    Tools to Help You Stay Organized

    Tools to Help You Stay Organized
    Are sticky notes already taking over your workspace? Instead, try one of the many online apps and add-ons available to help you stay organized throughout the school year. If you are writing a research paper this semester, check out our guide…
  • Aug 24

    E-Book Study Aids Via Overdrive

    E-Book Study Aids Via Overdrive
    The library offers a large number of ebook study aids and practice materials through the Overdrive platform. Titles include popular series such as Gilbert’s Q&A, the Understanding series, and Nutshells. You can read these study aids…
Rank this Week: 728

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Coves car accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and neck and back injuries. By the Law Offices of Edward A. Smith.

http://www.sacramentoinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Man Pulls Victims From Burning Sedan

    Man Pulls Victims From Burning Sedan
    Man Pulls Victims From Burning Sedan Man Pulls Victims From Burning Sedan Man Pulls Victims From Burning Sedan I'm Ed Smith, a Rancho Murieta auto accident attorney. It is so refreshing to learn of a good ending to what could have been a…
  • Aug 26

    South Lake Tahoe September Calendar

    South Lake Tahoe September Calendar
    South Lake Tahoe September Calendar South Lake Tahoe September Calendar South Lake Tahoe September Calendar I'm Ed Smith, a South Lake Tahoe Personal Injury Lawyer. South Lake Tahoe has fun events to enjoy with friends and family past the…
  • Aug 25

    Auto Accidents Involving Impacted Fracture

    Auto Accidents Involving Impacted Fracture
    Auto Accidents Involving Impacted Fractures Auto Accidents Involving Impacted Fractures Auto Accidents Involving Impacted Fractures I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento personal injury attorney. When the impact from a fall, motor vehicle…
Rank this Week: 717

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Aug 26

    Lei distrital que equipara Polícia Civil ao Ministério Público é questionada em ADI

    Lei distrital que equipara Polícia Civil ao Ministério Público é questionada em ADI
    O procurador-geral da República, Rodrigo Janot, ajuizou no Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) Ação Direta de Inconstitucionalidade (ADI 5579), com pedido de medida cautelar, para suspender dispositivos da Lei Orgânica…
  • Aug 26

    Quadro Saiba Mais trata dos remédios constitucionai

    Quadro Saiba Mais trata dos remédios constitucionai
    Nesta semana, o quadro Saiba Mais, do canal do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) no YouTube, aborda os remédios constitucionais, dispositivos legais com o objetivo de garantir direitos fundamentais aos cidadãos. Em entrevista…
  • Aug 26

    Decisão impede sequestro de R$ 34 milhões do município de Guarulhos (SP)

    Decisão impede sequestro de R$ 34 milhões do município de Guarulhos (SP)
    O ministro Teori Zavascki, do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), julgou procedente Reclamação (RCL 16899) ajuizada pelo município de Guarulhos (SP) para impedir o sequestro de R$ 34 milhões das contas municipais. No…
Rank this Week: 103

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

Insight and information on Louisiana law, litigation and legal culture. By Kean Miller.

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Patented Invention Spotlight – Aqua Dam by Layfield Group

    Patented Invention Spotlight – Aqua Dam by Layfield Group
    By Devin Ricci The City of Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas have been struck by devastating floods.  Thousands were stranded. The roadways to their homes are flooded and most impassable.  Flooding is not new to Louisiana. …
  • Aug 23

    FEMA: Fact Sheets for Filing Flood Claims and Applying for Individual Assistance

    FEMA: Fact Sheets for Filing Flood Claims and Applying for Individual Assistance
    By Carrie Tournillon If your home has been damaged by the recent floods in southeast Louisiana, you will need to submit a flood claim, if you have flood insurance.  Steps for submitting the claim and reaching agreement with an adjuster…
  • Aug 22

    Suspension of Insurance Provisions in Flood Affected Parishe

    Suspension of Insurance Provisions in Flood Affected Parishe
    By Daniel Stanton By emergency declaration issued August 18, 2016, the Commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Insurance adopted Emergency Rule 27. Emergency Rule 27 allows the Department of Insurance to suspend certain statutes in the…
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CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Aug 26

    Pei on Criminal Reconciliation in China

    Pei on Criminal Reconciliation in China
    Wei Pei (Beihang University (BUAA)) has posted Harmony, Law and Criminal Reconciliation in China: A Historical Perspective (Erasmus Law Review, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In 2012, China revised its Criminal Procedure…
  • Aug 26

    Conti-Cook on Police Accountability in the Courtroom

    Conti-Cook on Police Accountability in the Courtroom
    Cynthia Conti-Cook (The Legal Aid Society) has posted Defending the Public: Police Accountability in the Courtroom (Seton Hall Law Review, Vol. 46, No. 4, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Politicians across the country, seeking to address…
  • Aug 25

    "Judge’s Sentencing in Massachusetts Sexual Assault Case Reignites Debate on Privilege"

    "Judge’s Sentencing in Massachusetts Sexual Assault Case Reignites Debate on Privilege"
    From The New York Times: The two women were asleep on a bed after drinking at a party when they were sexually assaulted. A high school athlete pleaded guilty to indecent assault and battery on a person over 14 in...
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Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Aug 26

    Governor Scolds Police Chief Opposing Jailbreak Initiative

    Governor Scolds Police Chief Opposing Jailbreak Initiative
    Not satisfied with the reduced consequences for thousands of criminals benefiting from his 2011 Realignment law and Proposition 47, Governor Brown is promoting and financing Proposition 57 which will appear on the state's November 8th…
  • Aug 26

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Man who Massacred Family Will Face Death Penalty:  A man charged with the execution-style shooting deaths of six members of a Texas family two years ago will face the death penalty at his trial next year.  Brian Rodgers of the...
  • Aug 26

    California Corrections Tells a Whopper on Recividism

    California Corrections Tells a Whopper on Recividism
    In a news release yesterday the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) announced that the recidivism rate for offenders released from state prison has declined steadily over the past five years and is now down to…
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The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

Covers law firm marketing and business development strategies. By the Rainmaker Institute.

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Top 5 Considerations When Shopping for Practice Management Software

    Top 5 Considerations When Shopping for Practice Management Software
    Today’s guest post is by Jennifer M. Ramovs, Esq., who is Director of Training & Education at Affinity Consulting Group. Affinity consultants work with law firm clients on technology audits; strategic…
  • Aug 25

    NEW! Free Webinar: 5 Low Cost & No Cost Strategies to Transform Your Law Firm

    NEW! Free Webinar: 5 Low Cost & No Cost Strategies to Transform Your Law Firm
    Have you ever failed to use a business growth strategy for your law firm because you thought it would be too expensive or time consuming? Are you ready to learn proven strategies that can significantly increase your referrals? Are you tired…
  • Aug 23

    3 Simple Solutions You Can Implement Now to Grow Your Law Firm

    3 Simple Solutions You Can Implement Now to Grow Your Law Firm
    We held another Rainmaker Retreat session in Las Vegas last weekend and, as usual, I opened the floor for questions. I always enjoy this part of the Retreat since the questions attendees ask are usually on the minds of more than just the…
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Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Features news, commentary and thoughts on the law of the securities markets. By Mark Astarita.

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    SEC: Purported Green Technology Company Defrauding Investor

    SEC: Purported Green Technology Company Defrauding Investor
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a California-based company and two executives with using baseless financial projections and other misleading statements to defraud investors in a venture to manufacture…
  • Aug 25

    SEC Seeks Public Comment on Disclosure Requirements Relating to Management, Security Holders and Corporate Governance Matter

    SEC Seeks Public Comment on Disclosure Requirements Relating to Management, Security Holders and Corporate Governance Matter
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it is seeking public comment on disclosure requirements in Subpart 400 of Regulation S-K, including those relating to management, certain security holders, and corporate governance…
  • Aug 25

    FINRA to Raise Gift Limit

    FINRA to Raise Gift Limit
    While it is certainly not earth shattering FINRA is proposing to raise the limit on gifts to individuals from $100 to $175 annually. In our opinion, the whole thing is somewhat silly - while the goal is to avoid conflicts of interest, at…
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Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Newman & Associates.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
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Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Aug 26

    Smoothie Sicknesses Spike

    Smoothie Sicknesses Spike
    The number of confirmed cases of hepatitis A linked to frozen strawberries used at Tropical Smoothie Cafes across Virginia continues to climb. As of Friday, there were seven new confirmed cases, bringing the total number of cases among…
  • Aug 25

    Tropical Smoothie Hepatitis A Outbreak Jumps to 28 – Lawsuit to be Filed Today

    Tropical Smoothie Hepatitis A Outbreak Jumps to 28 – Lawsuit to be Filed Today
    According to the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 28 confirmed cases of hepatitis A linked to frozen strawberries used at Tropical Smoothie Cafes across Virginia. This includes five cases in Central Virginia. There are ten in…
  • Aug 24

    Hawaii Hepatitis A Cases Hit 228

    Hawaii Hepatitis A Cases Hit 228
    The Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) is continuing to investigate a cluster of hepatitis A infections in the state. On August 15, 2016, HDOH identified raw scallops served at Genki Sushi restaurants on Oahu and Kauai as a likely source of…
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LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

Covers federal regulation, state and local issues, marine regulation, pipelines, markets and competition and more. By Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

http://www.lnglawblog.com
  • Aug 26

    Producer Sponsors Not Moving Forward on Alaska LNG Project

    Producer Sponsors Not Moving Forward on Alaska LNG Project
    Alaska Dispatch News reports that at a hearing before Alaska state legislators, ExxonMobil said it will not move forward with the front-end engineering and design, or FEED phase of development of the Alaska LNG Project, which was set to start…
  • Aug 25

    Study: Alaska LNG Project Too Expensive to be Competitive

    Study: Alaska LNG Project Too Expensive to be Competitive
    Alaska Public Media reports that consulting firm Wood Mackenzie has released a study finding that in its current form, the Alaska LNG Project is too expensive to be competitive with other LNG projects proposing to serve north Asian…
  • Aug 25

    DOE Grants American LNG Marketing Blanket Export Authority

    DOE Grants American LNG Marketing Blanket Export Authority
    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued an order granting American LNG Marketing blanket authority to export up to 3.02 Bcf/year of LNG over two years from its proposed Hialeah facility near Medley, Fla. to nations with and without a…
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California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Trader Joe's Co. v. Hallatt (9th Cir. - Aug. 26, 2016)

    Trader Joe's Co. v. Hallatt (9th Cir. - Aug. 26, 2016)
    Here's a neat little trademark case from earlier today.Michael Hallett lives in Washington state, buys a ton of products from Trader Joe's stores, drives 'em across the border to Canada, and then sells them (at a huge markup) in his own…
  • Aug 25

    Reyes v. Lynch (9th Cir. - Aug. 25, 2016)

    Reyes v. Lynch (9th Cir. - Aug. 25, 2016)
    I think this line from today's opinion by Judge Kleinfeld is even funnier when read in isolation.He's describing the "normal" liberties that "regular" people have (as opposed to, say, people on probation).  He says:"Those of us who have…
  • Aug 24

    Randall v. Mousseau (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 24, 2016)

    Randall v. Mousseau (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 24, 2016)
    Now that many (if not most) trial courts no longer provide a court reporter, it's gotten tougher to prepare and transmit the record to the Court of Appeal -- something that's a prerequisite to success on appeal.  You can't just simply…
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Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

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

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Aug 26

    "The Movement of Research from the Laboratory to the Living Room: a Case Study of Public Engagement with Cognitive Science"

    "The Movement of Research from the Laboratory to the Living Room: a Case Study of Public Engagement with Cognitive Science"
    "The Movement of Research from the Laboratory to the Living Room: a Case Study of Public Engagement with Cognitive Science" by Tineke Broer, Martyn Pickersgill, and Ian J. Deary has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics:…
  • Aug 24

    "Irrationality and Pathology of Beliefs"

    "Irrationality and Pathology of Beliefs"
    "Irrationality and Pathology of Beliefs" by Eisuke Sakakibara has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract Just as sadness is not always a symptom of mood disorder, irrational beliefs are not always symptoms of…
  • Aug 21

    "21 Selected Abstracts from the Montreal Neuroethics Conference for Young Researchers"

    "21 Selected Abstracts from the Montreal Neuroethics Conference for Young Researchers"
    "21 Selected Abstracts from the Montreal Neuroethics Conference for Young Researchers" by Veljko Dubljevic has been published in the most recent issue of Neuorethics: Abstract The organizers and members of the international abstract review…
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EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
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Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Aug 26

    Discovery Standards in the Eastern District of Texas: From "Bears Significantly" to Proportionality - 1991-2016

    Discovery Standards in the Eastern District of Texas: From "Bears Significantly" to Proportionality - 1991-2016
    This fall represents the 25th anniversary of the Eastern District's 1991 experiment in limiting costly pretrial discovery by, among other things, reducing the otherwise applicable scope of discovery. I thought I would take a few moments this…
  • Aug 25

    Law Office Management: Coat Hook

    Law Office Management: Coat Hook
    After yesterday's blizzard of posts on cases and broader docket-related issues (sometimes when I start thinking, I don't stop) I decided I'd follow with a somewhat less substantive post. Consider the coat hook. No, seriously. If visiting…
  • Aug 24

    Recent Trends Affecting EDTX Patent Docket

    Recent Trends Affecting EDTX Patent Docket
    In recent days I've read three good articles dealing with trends in patent litigation, and wanted to discuss a few of them, because in many ways they contradict the conventional wisdom about patent dockets, and I think in some cases...
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Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Site That Planned to Rate Lawyers Pivots Focus to Litigation Finance

    Site That Planned to Rate Lawyers Pivots Focus to Litigation Finance
    Has Legalist finally found its niche? Back in April, I reported here that the site’s founders, both Harvard undergraduates, were preparing to launch a website that would rate lawyers based on publicly available court records. Then, in…
  • Aug 26

    12 Additions To My List of Legal Startup

    12 Additions To My List of Legal Startup
    Here are a dozen additions to my list of legal startups. Send additions to ambrogi-at-gmail.com. To read more about this list and why I created it, see this post.  Company  Description  Country Arbitrator Intelligence…
  • Aug 25

    Legal Tech Media Panel Monday at ILTACON

    Legal Tech Media Panel Monday at ILTACON
    Vendors attending next week’s annual conference of the International Legal Technology Association are invited to join me and other legal technology writers and editors for a legal media panel discussion Monday afternoon. The panel is…
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The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
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Legal Planet

Legal Planet

Covers environmental law and policy. By Berkeley Law and UCLA Law.

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 26

    The future politics of cap-and-trade in California

    The future politics of cap-and-trade in California
    As Ann and Ethan both noted, two major pieces of climate legislation were passed by the California legislature this week, and Governor Brown has promised to sign both bills.  Overall, the legislation extends the state’s greenhouse…
  • Aug 26

    A(n Admittedly Subjective) List of America’s Very Best National Park

    A(n Admittedly Subjective) List of America’s Very Best National Park
    (This is the fourth in a series of posts this week commemorating the 100th anniversary of the creation of the National Park Service.) I love lists. Whether it’s a compilation of the year’s top movies, the best restaurants in…
  • Aug 25

    The Clinton Foundation and the Environment

    The Clinton Foundation and the Environment
    We hear a lot about the Clinton Foundation these days, but it’s all about where the money comes from.  That’s outside the scope of this blog, but it made me curious about what they do with the money.  In particular, I…
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