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WUSTL School of Law News

WUSTL School of Law News

http://news.wustl.edu/_layouts/WUSTL.SharePoint.WebParts/CustomFeed.aspx?xsl=1&web=/schools/Law&page=ffd03ae5-7e53-44de-89b3-4672f3ea5710&wp=afe32abc-2fc9-4eac-80d2-26a459662960
  • 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…
  • Aug 28

    WashU Expert: NLRB decision reflects evolving labor market

    WashU Expert: NLRB decision reflects evolving labor market
    Contract employees and other temporary workers will be able to more easily form or join unions after an Aug. 27 decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Crain Previously, contract workers employed in construction, fast food…
  • Aug 20

    Center for Empirical Research in the Law to launch tribal law digitization project

    Center for Empirical Research in the Law to launch tribal law digitization project
    Washington University School of Law’s Center for Empirical Research in the Law (CERL) is partnering with the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota to create an online searchable database of the tribe’s extensive body of laws and…
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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/
  • Jan 1

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
    Going Public LawyerGoing 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 quantities of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 109

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

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

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • Dec 29

    Report Shows Problems Across State, Including Champaign County

    Report Shows Problems Across State, Including Champaign County
    The News-Gazette recently reported on an investigation conducted by the CU-CitizenAccess group in the Department of Journalism at the University of Illinois. This group researched and investigated 81 nursing homes across Illinois, and found…
  • Dec 26

    More on the Problems at Sauk Valley

    More on the Problems at Sauk Valley
    We recently posted about the disappointing record attributed to nursing home facilities in Sauk Valley by a nursing home watchdog and advocacy group. In Dixon County, for example, a nursing home was cited after failing to properly observe a…
  • Dec 23

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard
    Illinois has had a fairly mixed record as a state when it comes to the quality of care at its nursing homes, and unfortunately ranks toward the bottom of the list closer to the likes of Texas and Oklahoma. Case in point, a recent report by an…
Rank this Week: 884

Supreme Court of Vermont Law Blog

Supreme Court of Vermont Law Blog

Features summaries and legal analysis of Vermont Supreme Court decisions.

http://scovlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    Vote for SCOV Law!

    Vote for SCOV Law!
    From the shameless-self-promotion deskSCOV Law has been nominated for this Best Legal Blogs contest. We work hard to keep you entertained, so if you would kindly click on the link and toss us a nomination, we'd appreciate it. Thanks!Best…
  • Aug 23

    Restitution Blue

    Restitution Blue
    State v. Vezina, 2015 VT 56By Timothy Fair The old adage goes, “Crime doesn't pay.” Well, as the petitioner learned here, not only doesn't it pay, it can actually get pretty expensive. As opposed to most appeals,…
  • Aug 17

    Fair Enough?

    Fair Enough?
    In re Brown, 2015 VT 107By Andrew DelaneyIn civil procedure a Rule 11 violation generally means that a lawyer filed something of questionable (if any) merit. In criminal law, it generally means that the trial court screwed up a plea colloquy…
Rank this Week: 822

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

Covers topics related to civil litigation. By Maxwell S. Kennerly.

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Aug 30

    Amarin v FDA: Are Judges Really Equipped To Resolve Scientific Disputes?

    Amarin v FDA: Are Judges Really Equipped To Resolve Scientific Disputes?
    August was a rough month for the Food and Drug Administration. On August 7, a federal judge in New York entered a preliminary injunction in Amarin Pharma, Inc.’s lawsuit against the FDA, holding that the FDA could not prevent a drug…
  • Aug 16

    The “Home Of The Throwed Rolls” — A New Hot Coffee Case?

    The “Home Of The Throwed Rolls” — A New Hot Coffee Case?
    Over at Lowering the Bar, Kevin Underhill reports on a lawsuit filed against Lambert’s Cafe in Sikeston, Missouri, a place known as the “home of the throwed rolls.” It seems a roll was “throwed” and a patron was…
  • Jul 27

    Why Does Georgia Hire LexisNexis To Summarize Its Laws?

    Why Does Georgia Hire LexisNexis To Summarize Its Laws?
    Via TechDirt, I learned that Carl Malamud, proprietor of Public.Resource.org, was sued last week by the State of Georgia for copyright infringement. Malamud is perhaps the leading advocate in the world for putting primary legal materials…
Rank this Week: 170

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features information about and links to Oregon Legal Research resources, in addition to comments about cases, statutes, and interesting events in the world of legal research and law libraries. By Laura Orr.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
Rank this Week: 331

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

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Aug 30

    Bitcoin and the Uniform Commercial Code

    Bitcoin and the Uniform Commercial Code
    Schroeder, Jeanne L., Bitcoin and the Uniform Commercial Code (August 22, 2015). Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2649441 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2649441 “Much of the discussion of bitcoin in the…
  • Aug 30

    WSJ – Google Plunges Into Home Services Market

    WSJ – Google Plunges Into Home Services Market
    WSJ: “Internet users querying Google for terms like “clogged toilet” and “lock repair” now get more than advice on how to fix their problems. Google Inc. is pairing prescreened professionals – plumbers,…
  • Aug 30

    NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Library Edition

    NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Library Edition
    “The NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Library Edition examines key trends, significant challenges, and important developments in technology for their impact on academic and research libraries worldwide. This publication was produced…
Rank this Week: 18

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    DRAFT UPDATE

    DRAFT UPDATE
    DRAFT UPDATE II- MOTION FOR CONTINUANCE GRANTED. Several players said the draft tonight interfered with their viewing of 60 minutes and prep for their disorderly conduct trials tomorrow. Those of you in the league received an…
  • Aug 28

    BREAKING: IT'S GOING TO RAIN

    BREAKING: IT'S GOING TO RAIN
    It's going to start raining in South Florida this weekend. Here's what you need to know:Rumpole's List:Beer, Wine, Sangria, Rum (from Cuba), a candle, a can of tuna, a box of crackers, a case of tonic, a non-electric cork remover, a can…
  • Aug 26

    OF TEDDY BEARS AND MEN

    OF TEDDY BEARS AND MEN
    Before we get to our topic, a few words about the accessibility of courtrooms. Every few years with a new crop of judges and bailiffs, we are forced to repeat this. The State of Florida FORBIDS closing courtrooms to the public…
Rank this Week: 196

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Could Donald Trump win the Republican presidential nomination

    Could Donald Trump win the Republican presidential nomination
    The quick and dirty answer to the question is yes.  And the reason has to do with the formal rules adopted by the Republican Party with regard to the allocation of delegates to the 2016 Convention, to be held in Cleveland in June. …
  • Aug 30

    The Living Constitution: A Reconsideration

    The Living Constitution: A Reconsideration
    After a series of posts evaluating the new originalism, I’m moving on to assess conventional notions of the living Constitution.  Let’s begin with two vignettes.  Consider the comprehensive exchange between Robert…
  • Aug 25

    Batson (A Footnote to Sandy Levinson)

    Batson (A Footnote to Sandy Levinson)
    A small footnote to Sandy Levinson's insightful post on the separation of criminal law and procedure from constitutional theory. A few years ago I wrote a short paper on remedies for Batson violations. The impetus for the paper is that in…
Rank this Week: 240

On the Record

On the Record

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

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Aug 30

    Aug. 31, 2015

    Aug. 31, 2015
  • Aug 30

    Motions hearings set on recusal, venue in Freddie Gray case

    Motions hearings set on recusal, venue in Freddie Gray case
    After a summer of combative court filings, the case against the six Baltimore police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray will begin moving forward in Baltimore City Circuit Court on Wednesday with the first of two…
  • Aug 29

    AG Frost aims to end racial profiling by police; Sojourner-Douglass loses accreditation

    AG Frost aims to end racial profiling by police; Sojourner-Douglass loses accreditation
    State Attorney General Brian Frosh could make Maryland the first state in the nation to have law enforcement agencies adopt a series of guidelines aimed at eliminating racial profiling by police officers while Soujourner-Douglass College may…
Rank this Week: 115

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Aug 30

    Something-ization of Society Continues (Luxe)

    Something-ization of Society Continues (Luxe)
    Luxe. Should I call this phenomenon “Uberization” or “TaskRabbitization”? The first is catchier, the second maybe more accurate. Whatever it is, it’s deeply classist and to some apparently devilishly useful.…
  • Aug 22

    Bingo

    Bingo
    “If you think privacy is unimportant for you because you have nothing to hide, you might as well say free speech is unimportant for you because you have nothing useful to say.” (source) I have seen this attributed to Edward…
  • Aug 21

    Beyond Trumperdome

    Beyond Trumperdome
    This kind of talk, from a WashPo piece quoting supporters at yesterday’s rally, is what powers the Trump machine: Cheryl Burns, 60, was on a road trip from California when she heard that Trump would be in Alabama. She turned ……
Rank this Week: 12

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

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

    Prison Time Could Still Be Increased in PCA Criminal Case

    Prison Time Could Still Be Increased in PCA Criminal Case
    Harsher sentences could be imposed in three weeks if the trial judge in the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) criminal case decides the defendants were conscious or accepting of reckless risk of death or bodily injury in committing the…
  • Aug 29

    Letter From The Editor: Safe and Humane at Dairy’s Hotspot

    Letter From The Editor: Safe and Humane at Dairy’s Hotspot
    The cameras are in and the robots are coming to H-shaped Longs Peak Dairy near Pierce, Colorado where two bus loads visitors were welcomed Friday to tour the 24/7/365 milking parlors, help welcome about 30 new borne calves that are arriving…
  • Aug 29

    Food Safety News Survey Almost Over

    Food Safety News Survey Almost Over
    We are just 100 responses away from our goal of 1,000 to our recent survey. However, the more we get, the better we can understand how to make Food Safety News better. We are extending the survey through this coming Wednesday, so please take…
Rank this Week: 78

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Aug 30

    Annals of bonkers scholarship: “Trahison des Professeurs”

    Annals of bonkers scholarship: “Trahison des Professeurs”
    I’ve seen a hundred wacky and extreme papers out of legal academia, and wrote about more than one in Schools for Misrule, but this one, published by the National Security Law Journal at George Mason (whose editor-in-chief has already…
  • Aug 30

    The Prosser jukebox

    The Prosser jukebox
    The late Prof. William Prosser, whose enormous influence on modern tort law has made him an occasional target of my windmill-jousting, wrote a parody song “The Common Law of Texas” in the early 1960s to the tune of “The…
  • Aug 29

    NLRB: we’re coming after franchisors and subcontractor

    NLRB: we’re coming after franchisors and subcontractor
    In a long-feared ruling, the Obama National Labor Relations Board has ruled that a company that employs subcontractors or engages in franchising can over a wide range of situations be deemed a “joint employer” for purposes of…
Rank this Week: 17

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: 246

ChildLaw Blog

ChildLaw Blog

Commentary, insight and analysis on children's law, policy and current issues. By Marsh Law Firm.

http://www.childlaw.us/
  • Aug 30

    Seven Avoidable Legal Mistakes CPS Investigators Make

    Seven Avoidable Legal Mistakes CPS Investigators Make
    Seven attorneys give their observations and understandings of the avoidable legal missteps that child protective services investigators take: CPS interviewers sometimes view a child’s anti-social or hurtful behavior as evidence that the…
  • Aug 26

    The Use of Coercion in the Child Maltreatment Investigation Field: A Comparison of American and Scottish Perspective

    The Use of Coercion in the Child Maltreatment Investigation Field: A Comparison of American and Scottish Perspective
    The intent of this article is to investigate legal precedents and principles, which yield plausible uses of coercion in the child maltreatment investigative context. In doing so, the goal is to contribute to the underlying legal philosophy…
  • Jun 9

    Sexual Assault Of Minors In Rural Areas: The Role Of Departments Of Human Service

    Sexual Assault Of Minors In Rural Areas: The Role Of Departments Of Human Service
    They may not make the national news too frequently, but minors in rural areas are sexually assaulted – very often. Federal and state legislatures have enacted laws designed to protect minors from registered sex offenders. Adopted in…
Rank this Week: 939

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 103

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Doing Something

    Doing Something
    A recent news story has a presidential candidate flirting with the idea of building a wall along the U.S. border—the northern border. His explanation:Walker has long said that securing U.S. borders, especially the southern border with…
  • Aug 27

    It Could Be an Interesting Election

    It Could Be an Interesting Election
    A recent story claims that Bernie Sanders is planning to drop out of the Democratic race and run as an independent; he has denied it.  Donald Trump has said both that he would and would not consider running as an independent. If one runs…
  • Jun 12

    Robert Heinlein, Cell Phones, and Police

    Robert Heinlein, Cell Phones, and Police
    Somewhere, Heinlein comments that predicting the direct effects of technological change is relatively easy. What is harder is predicting indirect effects. His example was the automobile. He argued that it had a substantial effect on sexual…
Rank this Week: 943

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

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

    Violences persists in South Sudan despite scheduled ceasefire

    Violences persists in South Sudan despite scheduled ceasefire
    [JURIST] South Sudan government troops on Sunday reportedly attacked a village in the country’s Unity state despite a ceasefire that was set to begin the same day. The attack was reported [AP report] to the Associated Press by John…
  • Aug 30

    City cannot govern where sex offenders live, Massachusetts high court rule

    City cannot govern where sex offenders live, Massachusetts high court rule
    [JURIST] The Massachusetts Supreme Court on Friday ruled [opinion, PDF] that a city within the state has no right to pass ordinances restricting where sex offenders can live. The ruling invalidates the “Ordinance Pertaining to Sex…
  • Aug 29

    Three Al Jazeera journalists receive multi-year prison sentence in Egypt

    Three Al Jazeera journalists receive multi-year prison sentence in Egypt
    [JURIST] On appeal from a guilty verdict in 2014, three Al Jazeera [official website] journalists on Saturday received a three-year prison sentence [Al Jazeera report] for their roles in releasing video footage that allegedly contained false…
Rank this Week: 10

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

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

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

    Short Observation on Long Delaware Chancery Decision

    Short Observation on Long Delaware Chancery Decision
    Based on more than ten years that I have been highlighting corporate and commercial decisions on these pages, primarily from Delaware’s Supreme Court and Court of Chancery, I am aware that the main reason busy…
  • Aug 28

    Chancery Appoints Custodian to Break Deadlock of Profitable Corporation

    Chancery Appoints Custodian to Break Deadlock of Profitable Corporation
    In re: Shawe & Elting LLC, C.A. No. 9661-CB (Del. Ch. Aug. 13, 2015). There are many important principles of Delaware corporate law addressed in this 104-page post-trial opinion, but for the benefit of busy readers, I will highlight…
  • Aug 21

    Scholarship On Delaware Corporate Litigation

    Scholarship On Delaware Corporate Litigation
    Courtesy of a friendly email from Professor Larry Hamermesh, one of Delaware’s favorite corporate law professors, who is also a former Delaware corporate litigator, we have the good professor’s latest scholarship on cutting…
Rank this Week: 184

Tortini

Tortini

Covers issues in the law of torts, products liability, evidence, and expert witnesses. By Nathan A. Schachtman, Esq., PC.

http://schachtmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 30

    Seventh Circuit Affirms Exclusion of Expert Witnesses in Vinyl Chloride Case

    Seventh Circuit Affirms Exclusion of Expert Witnesses in Vinyl Chloride Case
    Last week, the Seventh Circuit affirmed a federal district court’s exclusion of plaintiffs’ expert witnesses in an environmental vinyl chloride exposure case. Wood v. Textron, Inc., No. 3:10 CV 87, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34938…
  • Aug 27

    District Court Denies Writ of Coram Nobis to Dr Harkonen

    District Court Denies Writ of Coram Nobis to Dr Harkonen
    Courts are generally suspicious of convicted defendants who challenge the competency of their trial counsel on any grounds that might reflect strategic trial decisions. A convicted defendant can always speculate about how his trial might have…
  • Aug 23

    Time to Retire Ancient Documents As Hearsay Exception

    Time to Retire Ancient Documents As Hearsay Exception
    The Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Judicial Conference of the United States has prepared a Preliminary Draft of Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and the Federal Rules of Evidence (Aug.…
Rank this Week: 858

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

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

    L.A. Times: California Bar Requires Unaccredited Law Schools To Disclose Dropout Rate

    L.A. Times: California Bar Requires Unaccredited Law Schools To Disclose Dropout Rate
    Following up on my prior posts (links below): Los Angeles Times, Plan to Require Unaccredited Law Schools in California to Disclose Dropout Rates OKd: A panel of the State Bar of California approved a plan on Friday to require unaccredited…
  • Aug 30

    The End Of Summer

    The End Of Summer
    New York Times Sunday Review: The Summer That Never Was, by Tim Kreider: I never went to Iceland. I suppose I should say I didn’t go to Iceland this summer — never sounds a little melodramatic, possibly terminal. It’s not as if I’ve…
  • Aug 30

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    This week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads is the same as last week's: [434 Downloads] Capital Accounts in LLCs and in Partnerships: Powerful Default Rules and Potential Tax Significance, by Donald Weidner (Dean, Florida State)…
Rank this Week: 36

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Features news and views from Ernester, the Hofstra School of Law Deane Law Library Virtual Cat.

http://deanelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    State and Local Government Code Resources: Municode.com

    State and Local Government Code Resources: Municode.com
    Are you interested in a source that provides state and local codes for the fifty states?  Try Municode.com, this free sources provides 3,100 online codes covering various cities, counties, towns, villages across the United States. You…
  • Aug 28

    Words, words, word

    Words, words, word
    Words - they are the tools of the trade as attorneys.  What a word means - a.k.a. its definition - can be crucial whether you are drafting an agreement or litigating a dispute. For those who want the latest technology, Black's Law…
  • Aug 27

    Drone Law: An Emerging Field?

    Drone Law: An Emerging Field?
    Technology advances, and the law must keep current with it. See, for instance, this article about recent legislation in California regarding trespass laws and their applicability to drones.Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat
Rank this Week: 629

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 159

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

Covers estate taxes, payroll taxes, sales taxes, tax evasion and tax fraud. By Russ Fox.

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Aug 30

    You Will EFile and Electronically Remit to California’s EDD

    You Will EFile and Electronically Remit to California’s EDD
    Beginning in 2017, all California employers with ten or more employees will be required to electronically file all withholding tax reports and electronically remit all payments to California’s Employment Development Department (EDD).…
  • Aug 27

    Will the Last One Out Turn the Lights Off?

    Will the Last One Out Turn the Lights Off?
    An interesting op-ed in the Orange County Register talks about how Democrats in the California legislature are considering a long list of taxes. The author, Joseph Vranich, is a business relocation consultant based in my old homestead of…
  • Aug 23

    How to Commit Tax Fraud 101

    How to Commit Tax Fraud 101
    The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting (FCIR) has an article spotlighting tax return fraud. That in itself isn’t surprising given that Florida is the hotbed for this crime. What is depressing is how easy it is to commit the…
Rank this Week: 526

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Guest Post: Arbitrability of Fraud in India

    Guest Post: Arbitrability of Fraud in India
    (The following guest post is contributed by Pulkit Sharma, Advocate, Bombay High Court)The 246th Law Commission Report observes that “The issue of arbitrability of fraud has arisen on numerous occasions and there exist conflicting…
  • Aug 29

    P&H High Court Upholds Mauritius Tax Residency Certificate

    P&H High Court Upholds Mauritius Tax Residency Certificate
    The issue of whether the grant of a tax residency certificate by the authorities in Mauritius would enable a company situated there to claim the benefit of the double taxation avoidance treaty between India and Mauritius was decided…
  • Aug 27

    SEBI Consultation: Forfeiture of Shares and Impact on Takeover Regulation

    SEBI Consultation: Forfeiture of Shares and Impact on Takeover Regulation
    SEBI has issued a Discussion Paper on “Review of policy relating to forfeiture of partly paid-up shares – Amendments to SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 2011”. The paper opens with…
Rank this Week: 305

ExportLawBlog

ExportLawBlog

Covers the laws governing exports from the United States with an emphasis on export regulations administered by the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and the Office of Foreign Assets Control. By Clif Burns, Carolyn

http://www.exportlawblog.com
  • Aug 30

    Glass Houses, Stones and Cybersecurity

    Glass Houses, Stones and Cybersecurity
    Recently, the Department of Defense issued  an interim rule that would impose on DOD contractors and subcontractors a contractual duty to provide “adequate security” from “unauthorized access and disclosure” for a…
  • Aug 27

    UBS Fined by OFAC For Dealing with Secret SDN

    UBS Fined by OFAC For Dealing with Secret SDN
    The Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) whacked UBS AG, a Swiss bank, with a $1,700,100 penalty today. (That extra $100 is there to prove that OFAC reached this penalty in a super-accurate and completely scientific…
  • Aug 25

    Skateboarding on Thin Concrete

    Skateboarding on Thin Concrete
    An article in today’s Washington Post may be attracting some attention over in the halls and cubicles of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”).  It describes in some detail how Miles Jackson, a local DC man and…
Rank this Week: 847

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

Covers corporate, employment law, environmental, forms, insurance, IP, litigation and more. By Geoffrey G. Gussis.

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Aug 30

    Former GC found liable for $148M

    Former GC found liable for $148M
    A Delaware judge on Thursday found two Dole officials liable for $148 million for driving down the company’s stock price in a 2013 leveraged buyout.… The post Former GC found liable for $148M appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • Aug 27

    IP: Chicken sandwich can’t be copyrighted

    IP: Chicken sandwich can’t be copyrighted
    A ham sandwich, as popular lore has it, may well be indictable. But a chicken sandwich isn’t copyrightable, a federal appeals court has ruled. Agreeing… The post IP: Chicken sandwich can’t be copyrighted appeared on…
  • Aug 26

    Second Thoughts on Winning the In-house Lottery

    Second Thoughts on Winning the In-house Lottery
    In the past 18 years, I have spoken to thousands of law firm associates about their career concerns.  While there are a number of themes that are common (long and unpredictable hours, difficult clients, concerns about not making…
Rank this Week: 135

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Aug 30

    You Didn't Submit a Paper -- You Submitted a Hostage Situation

    You Didn't Submit a Paper -- You Submitted a Hostage Situation
    A comment now making the rounds on Facebook . . . . Student I don’t understand why my grade was so low. How did I do on my paper? Teacher: Actually, you didn’t turn in a paper. You turned in...
  • Aug 26

    congratulations to Mark Wojcik!

    congratulations to Mark Wojcik!
    Blog co-editor Mark Wojcik was recently appointed to a three-year term on the American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress. His appointment began in August 2015 at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting in…
  • Aug 17

    Temple Law Advocacy Program: Inaugural Edward Ohlbaum Annual Paper in Advocacy Scholarship

    Temple Law Advocacy Program: Inaugural Edward Ohlbaum Annual Paper in Advocacy Scholarship
    I am pleased to announce that Temple University Beasley School of Law’s advocacy program is soliciting articles on an advocacy or advocacy-and-law related subject for the first “Edward Ohlbaum Annual Paper in Advocacy Scholarship.”…
Rank this Week: 511

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Tom Benson Continues Effort To Remove Heirs From Team

    Tom Benson Continues Effort To Remove Heirs From Team
    I have previously discussed the ongoing legal dispute between Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson and his jilted heirs. Tom Benson is continuing his efforts to remove his children from ownership of the sports teams by suing the trustees…
  • Aug 30

    Robin Williams’ Bike Collection Currently An Issue In Estate Dispute

    Robin Williams’ Bike Collection Currently An Issue In Estate Dispute
    I have previously discussed the battle over Robin Williams’ estate. There is currently a legal battle brewing over a large bicycle collection that the late actor owned. William’s was an avid biker and used to frequent bike shops on a...
  • Aug 30

    Some Issues To Consider When Creating Trusts For Troubled Adult Children

    Some Issues To Consider When Creating Trusts For Troubled Adult Children
    When a family has an adult child that suffers from addiction or mental disease they will want to ensure that the child's well being is protected after the death of the parents. However, some precautionary steps should be taken to...
Rank this Week: 51

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 30

    Welcome the Flipped Lawyer

    Welcome the Flipped Lawyer
    “Time and tide wait for no man” (Geoffrey Chaucer). Or for no lawyer [male or female].  Change is afoot in the legal profession, and lawyers are trying to figure out how to react to it. But the legal industry isn’t…
  • Aug 30

    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…
  • Aug 28

    The Rights and Responsibilities of Self-Represented Litigant

    The Rights and Responsibilities of Self-Represented Litigant
    A few years ago I was doing some work for a professional association on guidelines for dealing with litigants without counsel and I was struck by the extent to which some legal professionals regard litigants without counsel as interlopers who…
Rank this Week: 61

Florida Accident Attorney Blog

Florida Accident Attorney Blog

Covers premises liability, work related injury claims, and vehicle accident updates. By Chalik & Chalik.

http://www.floridaaccidentattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 30

    Distracted Driving in Florida School Zones a Growing Problem

    Distracted Driving in Florida School Zones a Growing Problem
    The Florida Highway Patrol reports that in the last three years, the number of distracted driving accidents in Florida has shot up by 25 percent. Part of this has to do with the ever-expanding access to smart phones and people’s…
  • Aug 28

    Auffret v. Capitales Tours – Motor Coach Accident Lawsuit

    Auffret v. Capitales Tours – Motor Coach Accident Lawsuit
    An appeals court in California has ordered reconsideration of a dismissal order in lawsuits filed by 26 plaintiffs who were injured or lost family members in a motor coach accident involving a French tourist company. The crash happened in the…
  • Aug 25

    Wilde v. Okechobee Aerie – Florida Jury Awards $11M in Fatal DUI Accident

    Wilde v. Okechobee Aerie – Florida Jury Awards $11M in Fatal DUI Accident
    Florida’s dram shop law, codified in F.S. 768.125, allows for licensed establishments to face civil liability when they irresponsibly and knowingly serve alcohol to someone who is underage or known to be habitually addicted to alcohol,…
Rank this Week: 597

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Policy wonk job fair at Office of Court Administration

    Policy wonk job fair at Office of Court Administration
    There are a several interesting job openings right now at the Office of Court Administration, including two support staff for the upcoming Timothy Cole Exoneration Review Commission (see here and here), which must hold its first meeting by…
  • Aug 27

    Kangaroo court in Waco: No reason needed to arrest packing pastor with CCL

    Kangaroo court in Waco: No reason needed to arrest packing pastor with CCL
    Gun ownership is on trial in Waco, so why aren't the NRA and all the open-carry advocates going nuts over what's happening in Waco regarding prosecutions from the the Twin Peaks biker massacre?In McLennan County, visiting Judge James Morgan…
  • Aug 23

    Overbuilt Texas county jails turned private prison boom into bust

    Overbuilt Texas county jails turned private prison boom into bust
    John MacCormack at the SA Express-News described in this morning's paper massive overbuilding at Texas county jails which has mostly gone unnoticed by the press and the public:In June 1995, Texas jails had 64,000 beds, and were operating at…
Rank this Week: 74

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Aug 30

    How You Can Fight Against “the Worst Crime in the World”

    How You Can Fight Against “the Worst Crime in the World”
    The wife of a disappeared journalist said of her husband’s disappearance, “I think it’s one of the worst crimes in the world, making people disappear. It is not just the one person who disappears…the whole family is…
  • Aug 29

    “They’ve already taken my husband. I’m not going to succumb to fear.”

    “They’ve already taken my husband. I’m not going to succumb to fear.”
    “They’ve already taken my husband. I’m not going to succumb to fear,” wife of disappeared Lao agriculture specialist tells audience. How does one suddenly disappear from a busy city street? In 2005, in recognition of…
  • Aug 27

    Do You Want to Know the Secret Behind Enforced Disappearances?

    Do You Want to Know the Secret Behind Enforced Disappearances?
    Every year, thousands of men, women and children go missing in dozens of countries around the world. In 2012, Amnesty International documented such cases in 31 countries. It’s a crime, all right, but these are not kidnappings for ransom…
Rank this Week: 27

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 30

    ANGRY WITH JOE DONNELLY

    ANGRY WITH JOE DONNELLY
    Trust Joe Donnelly? RJC Releases Ad Holding Donnelly Accountable on Iran Deal Washington D.C. (August 30, 2015) - Today, the Republican Jewish Coalition released the following ad holding Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN)…
  • Aug 30

    ANGRY WITH JOE

    ANGRY WITH JOE
    Trust Joe Donnelly? RJC Releases Ad Holding Donnelly Accountable on Iran Deal Washington D.C. (August 30, 2015) - Today, the Republican Jewish Coalition released the following ad holding Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN)…
  • Aug 29

    MOBILE FORECLOSURE RELIEF

    MOBILE FORECLOSURE RELIEF
    Governor Cuomo Deploys DFS Mobile Command Center to Continue Providing Consumer Assistance to Homeowners and Student Borrowers in the Mohawk Valley Department of Financial Services to Visit Johnstown on Tuesday, Sept. 1 and Ilion on…
Rank this Week: 7

Shigella Blog

Shigella Blog

Provides surveillance and analysis on shigella news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.shigellablog.com/
  • Aug 30

    Shigella Strikes Cincinnati

    Shigella Strikes Cincinnati
    Shigella that causes diarrhea in children is on the rise in Cincinnati, Ohio, prompting a warning from city health officials. Shigella is spread through contaminated food and water; people can... Continue Reading
  • Jul 30

    Shigella Spike in San Joaquin

    Shigella Spike in San Joaquin
    The San Joaquin County Public Health Services has seen an increase in the number of cases of Shigella in the county this year. So far, 66 people have come down... Continue Reading
  • Apr 3

    Shigella Outbreak Hits 243 in 32 State

    Shigella Outbreak Hits 243 in 32 State
    Shigella sonnei has spread via international travelers to 32 states and Puerto Rico, US health officials say. Between May 2014 and February 2015, a drug-resistant strain of shigella has infected... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 575

IRS Problem Solver Blog

IRS Problem Solver Blog

Covers IRS problems and how to solve them. By Darrin Mish.

http://www.getirshelp.com/irsblog
  • Aug 30

    IRS Awarded One Conservative Group Tax-Exempt Status in Three-Year Period

    IRS Awarded One Conservative Group Tax-Exempt Status in Three-Year Period
    A report that was released a couple weeks back by the Senate Finance Committee indicated that Lois Lerner, the former head of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Exempt Organizations Unit, was primarily responsible for the agency granting only…
  • Aug 29

    Federal Judge Threatens to Hold IRS Commissioner in Contempt Over Lerner Email

    Federal Judge Threatens to Hold IRS Commissioner in Contempt Over Lerner Email
    Angry over the inability of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to produce recovered e-mails from Lois Lerner as well as status report on e-mail production issues related to that correspondence, U.S District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan…
  • Aug 28

    IRS Raids Tax Office In Logansport

    IRS Raids Tax Office In Logansport
    A Logansport accounting and tax preparation service was raided by agents from the Internal Revenue Service’s criminal investigation division on Wednesday, August 12, with computers and boxes removed from the premises. The 90-minute raid…
Rank this Week: 583

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Aug 30

    Is the Keystone Pipeline Permit about to be Denied?

    Is the Keystone Pipeline Permit about to be Denied?
    From the Financial Post: As if conditions in Canada’s oilpatch weren’t bad enough, more pain could flow north from Washington, D.C., before the Labour Day long weekend, when President Barack Obama is expected to finally deny a…
  • Aug 30

    Original Meaning and Canadian Free Trade

    Original Meaning and Canadian Free Trade
    I may be the only non-Canadian following this "free trade under the Canadian constitution" case, but it's really kind of fascinating. Here's a report of some testimony from the hearing: A professor of political history testifying at a hearing…
  • Aug 27

    Big Tobacco's Lobbying on the TTIP

    Big Tobacco's Lobbying on the TTIP
    This is from the Independent: The European Commission has been accused of a cover-up after refusing to release details of talks between its officials and the tobacco industry during negotiations over the proposed Transatlantic Trade and…
Rank this Week: 227

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Aziz v. Cruzen, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 111862 (ND CA, Aug. 21, 2015), a California federal district court permitted inmates to move ahead with their complaint that correctional officers would not allow Muslim inmates to pray in…
  • Aug 30

    Court Rejects Second Amended Complaint In RLUIPA Land Use Case

    Court Rejects Second Amended Complaint In RLUIPA Land Use Case
    In Salman v. City of Phoenix, (D AZ, Aug. 27, 2015), an Arizona federal district court denied plaintiffs' motion for leave to file a Second Amended Complaint after dismissing plaintiffs' RLUIPA and state Free Exercise of Religion Act…
  • Aug 29

    Tax Court Upholds Penalties Against Promoters of Evasionary "Corporation Sole" Tax Scheme

    Tax Court Upholds Penalties Against Promoters of Evasionary "Corporation Sole" Tax Scheme
    In Gardner v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, (USTC, Aug. 26, 2015), the U.S. Tax Court upheld $47,000 in penalties assessed by the Internal Revenue Service against a husband and wife who marketed to more than 300 people a tax evasion…
Rank this Week: 30

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

Discusses issues of media law and responsibility with a special focus on libel and privacy law and the balance between the two.

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 142

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

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

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    A tardy teacher, tenure and due proce

    A tardy teacher, tenure and due proce
    A recent case involving a school board's efforts to revoke a teacher's tenure for excessive absence, and an arbitrator's decision rejecting that effort, has received considerable publicity (New Brunswick teacher was late more than 110 times,…
  • Aug 23

    Arbitrator's award that cba precludes discipline of employee on union leave found contrary to public policy

    Arbitrator's award that cba precludes discipline of employee on union leave found contrary to public policy
    Grievant was employed as a bus driver with the Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority. He worked as a bus operator for four hours per day, and he was also a union official and worked eight hours per day (on Transit Authority…
  • Aug 16

    Court confirms arbitrator's award upholding discipline for false statements in grievance document

    Court confirms arbitrator's award upholding discipline for false statements in grievance document
    In April 2014, Arbitrator Harry S. Crump issued an award upholding the discipline of a Blaine, MN police officer for making false statements in her grievance. That award is discussed here. The officer had received a reprimand for…
Rank this Week: 793

bevlog

bevlog

Distilling a million label approvals down to the ones that affect you. Tracks legal trends in beer, wine and spirits product approvals. By Lehrman Beverage Law.

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Aug 30

    Cannabis Labeling

    Cannabis Labeling
    Is it just a matter of time before TTB is scutinizing cannabis labels — for sneaky references to — wine? I hope so. That would be great. This article about cannabis beer got me to thinking about all manner of cannabinoid-related…
  • Aug 27

    Quick, Name an Australian Beer(?)

    Quick, Name an Australian Beer(?)
    Who did not see this coming but should have? Hey Christopherson, who says beer and wine are closely related/un-related for trademark purposes? Hey Messinger thanks for telling me about this. It is common knowledge that the beer field is…
  • Aug 27

    Here is the Bare

    Here is the Bare
    Here is the bare minimum anyone in the beer business should know — about beer trademarks. Click below to see a video, from yesterday, by Dan Christopherson, a trademark lawyer at Lehrman Beverage Law in the Washington, DC area. Go ahead…
Rank this Week: 653

Microjuris al Día

Microjuris al Día

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

http://aldia.microjuris.com/
  • Aug 30

    Casos sobre horas extra de empleados exentos podrían llegar al Tribunal Supremo

    Casos sobre horas extra de empleados exentos podrían llegar al Tribunal Supremo
    Tribunales federales de diferentes partes de los Estados Unidos han interpretado de forma distinta si ciertos empleados de “cuello blanco” son elegibles para el pago de horas extras. Esta situación, según un…
  • Aug 29

    Jornada de conferencias sobre libertades civiles en Puerto Rico

    Jornada de conferencias sobre libertades civiles en Puerto Rico
    La Unión Americana de Libertades Civiles (ACLU por sus siglas en inglés) anuncia el comienzo de su nueva Jornada de Conferencias sobre Libertades Civiles en Puerto Rico, que inicia con un panel de primerísimos expertos…
  • Aug 29

    5 cosas que debe saber todo dueño de negocios para no ser demandado

    5 cosas que debe saber todo dueño de negocios para no ser demandado
    El blog The Huffington Post entrevistó a la abogada corporativa Kendra Stephen, quien compartió una lista de cinco cosas que todo dueño de negocios debe saber para evitar ser demandado. Esta información es…
Rank this Week: 656

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Aug 30

    Explaining The Law of Cop Killing, Well-Intended and Wrong

    Explaining The Law of Cop Killing, Well-Intended and Wrong
    In many respects, it’s far easier to deal with an article that is wildly off-base when it comes to excusing the killing of unarmed citizens by police than it is to address an article that tries so very hard to get it right, to discuss…
  • Aug 30

    An Epidemic Too Far?

    An Epidemic Too Far?
    It’s been less than inspirational to see Mario’s little boy, Andy, trying desperately to keep up with California’s Governor Brown in trying to pander to the tough-on-crime and neo-feminists at the same time.  Why…
  • Aug 29

    Legal Tech Never Learn

    Legal Tech Never Learn
    Who said this? Likewise, technology can now drive and facilitate business development in a way it previously hasn’t – using data analytics to help firms best position themselves in a hyper-competitive environment. A.  A Y…
Rank this Week: 32

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Hooray for Judge Phyllis Frye!

    Hooray for Judge Phyllis Frye!
    Front page of the New York Times (here)!  I've known Judge Frye for around 15 years, and she and her wife Trish are lovely, warm, wicked-smart people.  I wish that her time at the University of Houston Law Center had been more…
  • Aug 30

    Tale of a customer service fail (GrubHub)

    Tale of a customer service fail (GrubHub)
    Last night, we decided to order in and catch up on some shows, so I did what I often do when I'm out of town--order from GrubHub.  I ordered nice and early (yes, we're early risers, so we're early diners, too), on the theory that the…
  • Aug 20

    Banality of hate (repost, with a comment).

    Banality of hate (repost, with a comment).
    Professor LeRoy makes an important point about failing to realize the precursors to evil (here).  By staying silent when evil occurs, we are making our world less safe and diminishing our civilization.
Rank this Week: 824