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Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101

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

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

    Corporate Hijackings 101 l Securities Lawyer 101 Blog

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

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
    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…
Rank this Week: 76

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: 357

Central New York Injury Lawyer…

Central New York Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and municipal liability. By Michaels & Smolak, P.C.

http://www.centralnewyorkinjurylawyer.com/
  • May 15

    A Wrongful Death Case That Will Make You Weap . . .

    A Wrongful Death Case That Will Make You Weap . . .
    Warning: This is a sad story. A man's 16-year old daughter was killed when her car veered off a bridge, overturned, and flipped into a creek. After the accident, the authorities agreed to install a guardrail on the bridge to prevent…
  • Apr 18

    Violence in Schools: Teachers assault kids, parents assault teachers, and lawsuits everwhere, oh my!

    Violence in Schools: Teachers assault kids, parents assault teachers, and lawsuits everwhere, oh my!
    In nearby Tioga County, NY, a 10-year-old boy was recently hospitalized after his math teacher caused this injury (see photo) to the boy's shoulder. The kid's mom posted the photo on her Facebook page. Mom and child have served a "notice of…
  • Apr 15

    Crazy Lawsuit. Or Not . . .??? Just Ask Mickey Mouse . . .

    Crazy Lawsuit. Or Not . . .??? Just Ask Mickey Mouse . . .
    Extra, extra read all about it: West Virginia woman files lawsuit against Walt Disney Corporation claiming Disney planted a rubber chip in her body without her knowledge or consent! She filed the complaint last month in Kanawha Circuit…
Rank this Week: 701

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan drug crimes and drunk driving. By Attorney Jeffrey J. Randa.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    The Straight Truth About Michigan Probation Violations (Tri-County Area)

    The Straight Truth About Michigan Probation Violations (Tri-County Area)
    As a Michigan criminal and DUI lawyer, the whole notion of "probation" fills a good part of each of my workdays. This article will concentrate on what happens when things don't go as planned, and you wind up facing a...
  • Apr 24

    The Quick and easy way to win a Michigan Driver's License Appeal

    The Quick and easy way to win a Michigan Driver's License Appeal
    This is a trick title, because there is no quick and/or easy way to win a Michigan driver's license restoration appeal. In my role as a license restoration lawyer concentrating in license reinstatement and clearance appeals, I have learned…
  • Apr 20

    Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) 2nd Offense - Staying out of Jail in Metro Detroit

    Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) 2nd Offense - Staying out of Jail in Metro Detroit
    As a Michigan DUI lawyer with a practice that concentrates exclusively in the Metro-Detroit area, I handle a lot of 2nd offense OWI (operating while intoxicated) cases. If you're facing an OWI 2nd charge, the first concern you have is...
Rank this Week: 382

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as technology and the law, computer forensics and cyber crime defense. By David S. Seltzer.

http://www.cybercrimelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Orange County Technology Expert Charged in 33 Counts of Cybersex

    Orange County Technology Expert Charged in 33 Counts of Cybersex
    Recent arrest reports suggest that Qayed Murtaza Shareef, the 39-year-old CEO of a Southern California digital advertising company, solicited two Virginia boys, aged nine and 10, to take explicit videos of themselves. Per the allegations,…
  • Apr 13

    First Amendment Impacts Cybercrime Laws in Texa

    First Amendment Impacts Cybercrime Laws in Texa
    Glen Timberlake, a 27-year-old from Austin, drove all the way from central Texas to rural Michigan to meet a girl he met online two years ago while playing Minecraft. Police took him into custody when the girl's mother recognized him outside…
  • Apr 8

    5 Arrested in Colorado Child Prostitution Case

    5 Arrested in Colorado Child Prostitution Case
    Five men ranging from the age of 19 to 57 were taken into custody by Weld County officials, part of a multi-agency sting operation coordinated by the Department of Homeland Security. Posing as the mother of two girls, aged 11 and 14, an…
Rank this Week: 568

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 15

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 33

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Apr 19

    The Bar Exam Is Unfair And Undemocratic

    The Bar Exam Is Unfair And Undemocratic
    Newsweek: The Bar Exam Is Unfair and Undemocratic, by Allen Mendenhall: The bar exam was designed and continues to operate as a mechanism for excluding the lower classes from participation in the legal services market. Elizabeth Olson of The…
  • Apr 19

    Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    There is a bit of movement in this week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads, with a new #1 paper and a new paper debuting on the list at #5: [312 Downloads] Cancellation of Debt and Related Transactions, by Douglas A. Kahn…
  • Apr 19

    The IRS Scandal, Day 710

    The IRS Scandal, Day 710
    Breitbart, IRS: Mistakes Were Made: Judicial Watch has just released a new batch of documents forced out of the IRS that show the Obama administration’s scandalous misuse of the IRS to target Tea Party and other conservatives goes far…
Rank this Week: 40

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Adams v. Scott, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 47928 (CD IL, April 10, 015), an Illinois federal district court permitted five non-denominational civil detainees to move ahead with their complaint that their RLUIPA and free exercise rights…
  • Apr 19

    Cranston Schools Go Back To Calendar With Religious Holdiays Off

    Cranston Schools Go Back To Calendar With Religious Holdiays Off
    As previously reported, this current year the Cranston, Rhode Island School Committee changed their traditional calendar that had school off for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Good Friday. This generated a lawsuit by teachers who, under the…
  • Apr 19

    Suit Filed Over Sale of Lower East Side Synagogue To Developer

    Suit Filed Over Sale of Lower East Side Synagogue To Developer
    The New York Post reported on April 10 that congregants at the Home of the Sages synagogue of the Ger Hasidic sect on New York City's Lower East Side are suing to invalidate the $13 million sale of their building to developer Peter Fine.…
Rank this Week: 37

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Apr 19

    Barney Frank's Autobiography and "Gotcha" Remark

    Barney Frank's Autobiography and "Gotcha" Remark
    by Jeff Sovern I just finished listening to the audio version of Barney Frank's autobiography, Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage, which Frank reads himself. I listened to it to learn more about consumer...
  • Apr 19

    Johnston Paper Questions Whether Product Bans Help Consumer

    Johnston Paper Questions Whether Product Bans Help Consumer
    Jason Scott Johnston of Virginia has written Do Product Bans Help Consumers? Questioning the Economic Foundations of Dodd-Frank Mortgage Regulation. Here is the abstract: The system of residential mortgage contact regulation enacted by the…
  • Apr 19

    Call For Papers by AALS: Female Perspectives in Commercial and Consumer Law

    Call For Papers by AALS: Female Perspectives in Commercial and Consumer Law
    Jim Hawkins of Houston has asked me to post the following: The AALS Section on Commercial and Related Consumer Law is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for its program co-sponsored by the Section on Women in Legal Education...
Rank this Week: 43

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 498

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Apr 19

    Save Nevada’s Anti-SLAPP Law

    Save Nevada’s Anti-SLAPP Law
    Shamelessly stolen, in toto, from Marco Randazza.  And New York, when the hell do you plan to enact an anti-SLAPP law? Nevada Anti-SLAPP Law under attack Anti-SLAPP statutes are there so that free expression doesn’t come along…
  • Apr 19

    Can’t Take A Joke

    Can’t Take A Joke
    TRIGGER WARNING:  There’s something in here to offend everyone. Q: What do you call 100 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean? A: A good start. Does that bother you. Most lawyers will say no, at least to the extent that they…
  • Apr 18

    Breaking The Calm Of The Hallways*

    Breaking The Calm Of The Hallways*
    They may be loud and boisterous on the streets, but in the hallways of the courthouse, they speak mostly in hushed tones.  Even tough street kids know better than to get too loud, attract too much attention, in the one place where…
Rank this Week: 70

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Apr 19

    DOJ Rolls Out Elder Justice Website

    DOJ Rolls Out Elder Justice Website
    The United States Department of Justice has launched the Elder Justice Website, as part of the Elder Justice Initiative designed to provide a coordinated federal response by emphasizing various public health and social service approaches to…
  • Apr 19

    Famous Code Breaker's Manuscript Sells for a Million Dollar

    Famous Code Breaker's Manuscript Sells for a Million Dollar
    It took only two minutes before a handwritten manuscript of World War II code breaker Alan Turing sold for $1.025 million at auction. The notebook includes 56 pages of notes by Turing from the mid-1940s. Turning's life has garnered…
  • Apr 19

    House Bill to Protect Political Contributions from Gift Tax Passe

    House Bill to Protect Political Contributions from Gift Tax Passe
    This week the House has voted in favor of a bill that would prevent the IRS from imposing gift tax on political contributions. This bill is being framed as a preemptory protection since the IRS has not sought to do...
Rank this Week: 59

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

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: 178

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Apr 19

    Nevada Anti-SLAPP Law under attack

    Nevada Anti-SLAPP Law under attack
    Anti-SLAPP statutes are there so that free expression doesn’t come along with a side helping of bankruptcy, if your speech offends the wrong person. They don’t protect you from liability for real defamation, but they do protect…
  • Mar 25

    Third Amendment Claim Rejected in D. Nevada

    Third Amendment Claim Rejected in D. Nevada
    A long time back, I wrote about a Third Amendment claim in Nevada. (source) A few weeks ago, Judge Gordon rejected the plaintiff’s Third Amendment claim. (source)Filed under: misc
  • Mar 23

    CNN Column: What’s wrong with saying the pledge of allegiance in Arabic?

    CNN Column: What’s wrong with saying the pledge of allegiance in Arabic?
    My latest CNN column – sparked by a recent controversy, but illustrating an ongoing theme of enforced ignorance. Filed under: misc
Rank this Week: 87

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Apr 19

    Tennessee Wrongful Death Law – Rights of Spouse Who Is Not in Household

    Tennessee Wrongful Death Law – Rights of Spouse Who Is Not in Household
    In 2011, a subsection was added to our state statutes regarding surviving spouses’ rights to institute and collect proceeds from Tennessee wrongful death actions: Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the right to…
  • Apr 15

    Expert Affidavit Does Not Satisfy Certificate of Good Faith Requirement

    Expert Affidavit Does Not Satisfy Certificate of Good Faith Requirement
    While some parts of the Health Care Liability Act (HCLA) are making their way towards substantial compliance, the Court of Appeals recently reiterated that the requirement to file a certificate of good faith under Tenn. Code Ann. §…
  • Apr 14

    Enforceability of Settlements Announced in Open Court

    Enforceability of Settlements Announced in Open Court
    When do statements by counsel to a Tennessee judge in open court give rise to a binding settlement between the parties? In Harvey v. Turner, No. M2014-00368-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. March 26, 2014), three parties had been involved in…
Rank this Week: 192

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 35

Law and Other Things

Law and Other Things

Covers Indian law, courts and the Constitution.

http://lawandotherthings.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    Kapila Hingorani Foundation Pegasus Scholarship

    Kapila Hingorani Foundation Pegasus Scholarship
    A joint venture between The Kapila Hingorani Foundation and the prestigious Pegasus Scholarship Trust, the Kapila Hingorani Foundation Pegasus Scholarship aims to provide young lawyers in India a first-hand experience of the…
  • Apr 7

    Mysterious mechanism of Group of Ministers in Central Government

    Mysterious mechanism of Group of Ministers in Central Government
    GUEST POST BY VENKATESH NAYAKReaders will remember that one of the major decisions that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government took during the first week of its assumption of power in May 2014 was to abolish the mechanism of Group…
  • Mar 28

    Citing American Authorities in Free Speech Case

    Citing American Authorities in Free Speech Case
    The Supreme Court’s judgment in the section 66-A case was striking to me for one particular reason. Indian courts have long held that the judgments of American courts can’t reliably be used as precedents while deciding cases…
Rank this Week: 168

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Apr 19

    This is important to today as well

    This is important to today as well
    The Washington Post has a report today: The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against…
  • Apr 11

    A collateral effect of the “new” Article 32 PH

    A collateral effect of the “new” Article 32 PH
    Under the “old” Article 32, the right to call and examine witnesses and to obtain production (discovery) of evidence was pretty robust. All Services except the Air Force and Coast Guard routinely recorded the audio of the…
  • Apr 8

    Sergeant Captain may have some major issue

    Sergeant Captain may have some major issue
    On today’s CAAF daily journal we find: No. 15-0172/MC. U.S. v. Francis L. Captain. CCA 201300137.  On consideration of the petition for grant of review of the decision of the United States Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal…
Rank this Week: 148

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. (Personal Injury, Social Security Disability)

About the ways injured and disabled persons are mistreated by governments and insurance companies.

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Apr 19

    Long Arm of the Law: Everything You Need to Know About Civil Forfeiture

    Long Arm of the Law: Everything You Need to Know About Civil Forfeiture
    A situation where the government has the right to seize your property and sell it to the highest bidder without convicting you is a big threat to your property rights. Civil forfeiture extends to one’s home, car, and cash and when the…
  • Apr 18

    Driverless Cars and DUI’s: How Will DUI Levels be Affected by Driverless Car Technology?

    Driverless Cars and DUI’s: How Will DUI Levels be Affected by Driverless Car Technology?
    Driverless cars have taken a lot of heat over their supposed negative aspects—their potential to put bus and taxi drivers out of work, the probable insurance nightmare of determining who is at fault in a driverless car accident, the…
  • Apr 17

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    I’ve wanted to drive a Formula One race car since I was a teenager. Now, 50 years later, I guess I can stop dreaming. Still, it’s sure fun to watch other people drive them. This little video not only gives you an inside look at…
Rank this Week: 465

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Apr 19

    Lateral hires and PrawfsBlawg

    Lateral hires and PrawfsBlawg
    Brian Leiter's updated list of tenured lateral moves features several from the Prawfs community. Steve is going to University of Texas in 2016 (where he and former GuestPrawf Bobby Chesney will have the national security market cornered).…
  • Apr 19

    When blogging (and bloggers) get old

    When blogging (and bloggers) get old
    Let me try to pick up on some of the issues that Paul, Dave, Rick, and Kate raise in their symposium posts. I explained in my first symposium entry how I have used blogging in my time here. Although I have not gone back to review seven years…
  • Apr 18

    Eleventh Circuit flunks Civ Pro

    Eleventh Circuit flunks Civ Pro
    We just started Erie last week and one of my students found this Eleventh Circuit decision from March. The Erie analysis (at pp. 25-31) is so utterly ridiculous and facile as to make me wonder if any of the judges (or their clerks) ever took…
Rank this Week: 53

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Apr 19

    Charles Davenport, Rest In Peace

    Charles Davenport, Rest In Peace
    by Neil H. BuchananChuck Davenport died last week.  I admired him greatly.  Chuck was the senior tax law professor at Rutgers-Newark when I was on the entry-level market for legal academics.  When I visited Newark for my job…
  • Apr 17

    Nothing Really Matters, Anyone Can See ... or Maybe Not

    Nothing Really Matters, Anyone Can See ... or Maybe Not
    by Neil H. BuchananIn my post here on Dorf on Law yesterday, I asked, "Do Republicans Lie and Deceive for No Reason?"  There, I considered whether there is any real value in calling out the lies and deceptions of politicians --…
  • Apr 16

    Do Republicans Lie and Deceive for No Reason?

    Do Republicans Lie and Deceive for No Reason?
    by Neil H. BuchananSeveral of my recent posts (here, here, and here) have confronted various forms of pandering and dishonesty from Republican presidential candidates Rand Paul and Jeb Bush.  (I realize that Bush has not yet officially…
Rank this Week: 260

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    The Foreign Policy Essay: AQAP at a Crossroad

    The Foreign Policy Essay: AQAP at a Crossroad
    The civil war in Yemen and Saudi-led intervention against the Houthi rebels there have undermined efforts to negotiate a political settlement and are making the country’s already-disastrous humanitarian situation even worse. The chaos,…
  • Apr 18

    Andrew McCarthy’s Distortion of the Corker Bill (and the Constitution)

    Andrew McCarthy’s Distortion of the Corker Bill (and the Constitution)
    Andrew McCarthy, like the New York Times, doesn’t like Senator Corker’s Iran Review bill.  But in contrast to the NYT’s argument that the bill “inappropriately diminishe[s] the president’s power” (a…
  • Apr 18

    The Lawfare Podcast: Antony Blinken on The Future of Central Asia

    The Lawfare Podcast: Antony Blinken on The Future of Central Asia
    A few weeks ago, Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Brookings for a public address on the current priorities and future prospects for U.S. engagement in Central Asia. With the draw-down in Afghanistan on the horizon, Mr. Blinken…
Rank this Week: 69

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

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

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 12

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

Covers cruise ship passenger and crew member injuries, boating injuries, yachting injuries and commercial fishermen claims. By Brais, Brais & Rusak.

http://www.maritimelawblog.net/
  • Apr 19

    Carnival Cruise Passenger Killed in Jet Ski Crash

    Carnival Cruise Passenger Killed in Jet Ski Crash
    It is being widely reported that a Carnival cruise passenger was killed in a Jet Ski crash during an excursion in the Cayman Island. The passenger was 31-year-old Robert Cole from Virginia. Media outlets confirm Cole and his travel…
  • Apr 14

    Hundreds of Passengers Sick aboard Celebrity & Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

    Hundreds of Passengers Sick aboard Celebrity & Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship
    The CDC is reporting that 112 passengers aboard the Celebrity Infinity have come down with an illness causing vomiting and diarrhea. CDC personnel boarded the cruise ship in San Diego on Monday wherein they confirmed the outbreak was caused…
  • Mar 28

    Passenger Arrested for Assault aboard the Carnival Triumph

    Passenger Arrested for Assault aboard the Carnival Triumph
    The FBI has arrested 44-year-old Carnival Triumph passenger Joseph Allen on assault charges resulting in substantial bodily injury as the cruise ship docked at its home port of Galveston, Texas. Carnival Cruise Lines, in a press release,…
Rank this Week: 416

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 390

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

About law, literature and the humanities. By the Law & Humanities Institute.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    Abraham Drassinhower Rethinks the Basis of Copyright Law

    Abraham Drassinhower Rethinks the Basis of Copyright Law
    Abraham Drassinhower, University of Toronto, has published What's Wrong With Copying? (Harvard University Press, 2015). Here is a description of the contents from the publisher's website.Copyright law, as conventionally understood, serves…
  • Apr 19

    Examining the Foundational Ideas of the French Constitution

    Examining the Foundational Ideas of the French Constitution
    David Marrani's Dynamics In the French Constitution: Decoding French Republican Ideas (Routledge, 2013) will be available in paperback on May 28, 2015). Here's a description of its contents from the publisher's website. The promulgation of…
  • Apr 18

    Rhetorical Firepower In the Nineteenth-Century Courtroom

    Rhetorical Firepower In the Nineteenth-Century Courtroom
    Simon Stern, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, has published Forensic Oratory and the Jury Trial in Nineteenth-CenturyAmerica. Here is the abstract.The institution of the jury underwent radical change in the United States during the…
Rank this Week: 336

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 11

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Apr 19

    20 Years Ago: Oklahoma City Bombing Rocked the Nation, Changed Immigration Law

    20 Years Ago: Oklahoma City Bombing Rocked the Nation, Changed Immigration Law
    Photo courtesy of Wikipedia As the media has reminded us, today is the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the federal courthouse in Oklahoma City. The domestic terrorist bomb attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building occurred on…
  • Apr 19

    Boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsizes in the Mediterranean Sea

    Boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsizes in the Mediterranean Sea
    ImmigrationProf has previously reported on immigrants daring the voyage from Africa to Europe across the Mediterranean Sea. One post referred to "The Mediterranean Graveyard." CNN reports on the latest immigration tragedy from that…
  • Apr 19

    Lindsay Graham for President???

    Lindsay Graham for President???
    A number of candidates, including Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio, have recently declared for the 2016 campaign for President. Who will be next? Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) is one possibility. As this Vox article lays…
Rank this Week: 46

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/
  • Apr 19

    Zelinsky to SCOTUS: Fix ERISA Preemption

    Zelinsky to SCOTUS: Fix ERISA Preemption
    Edward Zelinsky (Cardozo) has just posted on SSRN his article (Cornell Law Review On Line, Vol. 100, 2015) Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual: An Opportunity to Correct the Problems of ERISA Preemption. Here's the abstract: Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual…
  • Apr 17

    Sony Hack Raises Equal Pay Question

    Sony Hack Raises Equal Pay Question
    In what has been termed "Sonypocalypse," hackers breached the Sony Pictures corporate database and stole widespread data from the company. Much of this data was later leaked to the public. While most of the attention for this…
  • Apr 16

    Telesh on EPLI's Influence

    Telesh on EPLI's Influence
    Soon after Congress enacted the Civil Rights Act of 1991, liability insurers began marketing separate liability insurance coverage for employment-law liability—what insurers today call it Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI). How…
Rank this Week: 83

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    CBS Sunday Morning on April 19, 2015

    CBS Sunday Morning on April 19, 2015
    Charles Osgood introduced the stories for April 19, 2015.  First up, Lee Cowan on the aurora boreal is, the northern lights.  Second, Anthony Mason with Kate Mulgrew.  Third,  Seth Doane with Russell Crowe.  Fourth,…
  • Apr 18

    The position of Travis Stoliker on patent reform is questioned

    The position of Travis Stoliker on patent reform is questioned
    In a piece in the Lansing State Journal, Travis Stoliker of Liquid Web omits some pertinent  details in the saga of Henry Ford and George Selden.Attorney George Selden did not produce cars, but the people in ALAM, who controlledthe…
  • Apr 18

    PTAB reverses obviousness rejection in Ex parte Nakamura

    PTAB reverses obviousness rejection in Ex parte Nakamura
    The combined art failed to teach a claim element and the obviousness rejection was reversed.
Rank this Week: 84

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Apr 19

    Events and Announcements: April 19, 2015

    Events and Announcements: April 19, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Calls for Papers Call for papers for ‘The Latin American Challenge to the Current System of Investor-State Dispute Settlement’ will analyze current developments and the proposed design of…
  • Apr 17

    Am I Missing Something or Does the New Trade Promotion Authority Bill Violate the U.S. Constitution?

    Am I Missing Something or Does the New Trade Promotion Authority Bill Violate the U.S. Constitution?
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku I am slammed with a couple of projects right now, but I can’t help throwing this question out to the legal blogosphere.  Does the new “Bipartisan Trade Priorities and Accountability Act”…
  • Apr 16

    400+ Academics Sign an Open Letter in Support of Harold Koh

    400+ Academics Sign an Open Letter in Support of Harold Koh
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller I’m one of them. Here is the text of the letter: To Whom It May Concern, A recent petition at NYU urges people to express “no confidence” in the Law School’s invitation to Harold…
Rank this Week: 216

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

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

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Apr 19

    SEC Implements Dodd-Frank Reporting and Dissemination Rules for Security-Based Swap

    SEC Implements Dodd-Frank Reporting and Dissemination Rules for Security-Based Swap
    Implementation of the derivatives market reforms contained in Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank Act) may fairly be characterized as a herculean effort. The Commodity Futures Trading…
  • Apr 18

    Are Companies Setting Challenging Target Incentive Goals?

    Are Companies Setting Challenging Target Incentive Goals?
    Do companies set appropriately challenging goals in their incentive plans? How does a compensation committee determine whether management is recommending challenging goals? How important are earnings guidance and analyst expectations in goal…
  • Apr 17

    Freedom of Establishment for Companie

    Freedom of Establishment for Companie
    I recently posted my forthcoming book chapter, Centros, the Freedom of Establishment for Companies, and the Court’s Accidental Vision for Corporate Law (forthcoming in EU Law Stories, Fernanda Nicola & Bill Davies eds., Cambridge…
Rank this Week: 89

The Lex-Warrier

The Lex-Warrier

http://lex-warrier.in/
  • Apr 19

    Law and the Mother – Maternity Benefit Act

    Law and the Mother – Maternity Benefit Act
    Raghavi Viswanath History bears testimony to the fact that maternity has been viewed as a disability. Since the times of the Industrial Revolution, pregnant women have been treated as a liability. Employers have expressed no qualms with…
  • Apr 18

    Misuse of sexual harassment laws in India

    Misuse of sexual harassment laws in India
    Raghavi Viswanath The Indian judiciary has seen a decelerated evolution with regards to sexual harassment laws. This article seeks to highlight and analyze the various flaws in the legal apparatus to deal with sexual harassment as it exists…
  • Apr 8

    Sections 85 (2) (b) and 85 (3) (a) of Trade Marks Act, declared unconstitutional

    Sections 85 (2) (b) and 85 (3) (a) of Trade Marks Act, declared unconstitutional
    Prachi Kumari The Madras HC in the case of Shamnad Basheer v. Union of India1has declared Sections 85 (2) (b) and 85 (3) (a) of Trade Marks Act, 1999 unconstitutional on the ground that these provisions infringe the doctrine of separation of…
Rank this Week: 596

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 61

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Apr 19

    CIDRAP: US offers mixed news on drug resistance in foodborne pathogen

    CIDRAP: US offers mixed news on drug resistance in foodborne pathogen
    A pair of annual federal reports on antimicrobial resistance in pathogens found in poultry and meat brought a mix of good and not-so-good news this week. The government’s National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS)…
  • Apr 19

    Salmonella Warning: Pennsylvania Agriculture Department Warns Consumers to Discard Raw Milk Purchased at Lancaster County Dairy

    Salmonella Warning: Pennsylvania Agriculture Department Warns Consumers to Discard Raw Milk Purchased at Lancaster County Dairy
    Consumers who purchased raw milk from Ben K. Stoltzfus, Breezy Meadows Dairy, 2457 Stumptown Road, Bird-In-Hand, PA 17505 should discard it immediately due to Salmonella contamination. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture…
  • Apr 18

    Salmonella Prompts Nuts to be Recalled

    Salmonella Prompts Nuts to be Recalled
    Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling packaged raw macadamia nuts due to possible Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and…
Rank this Week: 79

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
Rank this Week: 800

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Apr 19

    Eastern District of New York Hurricane Sandy Update

    Eastern District of New York Hurricane Sandy Update
    Hurricane Sandy flood insurance cases are currently stayed in the Eastern District of New York until April 30, 2015, in order to allow the parties to focus on settlement discussions.1 The Hurricane Sandy Committee held a conference on April…
  • Apr 18

    Public Adjusters: Register for Spring Training

    Public Adjusters: Register for Spring Training
    Heyyyyy Batter, Batter, Swing! Calling all public insurance adjusters. The Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters will host the 2015 Spring Training Conference and now is the time to sign up. Educational courses will be held on…
  • Apr 17

    Replacement Cost Value After Denial

    Replacement Cost Value After Denial
    Recently, I was asked, “if an insurer initially denies a claim and then later pays or is forced to pay, do they have to pay actual cost value, or replacement cost value?” After a little research on the topic, the old joke, if…
Rank this Week: 200

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Apr 19

    Sexual Assault Conviction

    Sexual Assault Conviction
    Antonia Nieto has been convicted on two counts of first-degree sexual assault on an at-risk adult and one count of unlawful sexual contact on an at-risk adult. Nieto worked at Broomfield Skilled Nursing where he assaulted two patients, a 73…
  • Apr 18

    Owner Steals to Buy Crack

    Owner Steals to Buy Crack
    WRAL reported that Victoria Diane White, owner of the North Carolina nursing home Miracle Restoration, was arrested after stealing $250 from a resident’s bank account to buy gasoline, which she traded for crack cocaine and other drugs.…
  • Apr 17

    Failure to Administer CPR

    Failure to Administer CPR
    KSTP reported that Ralph Dostal died in a nursing home at the age of 78, but his family says it should never have happened. Now, they’re suing the nursing home, and a nurse, claiming both didn’t do enough to save their…
Rank this Week: 71

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 19

    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…
  • Apr 17

    The Friday Fillip: Town and Country

    The Friday Fillip: Town and Country
      For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, interrupted occasionally by a reference you might like to follow up. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as…
  • Apr 17

    Exploring the #LSBencher Twitter Stat

    Exploring the #LSBencher Twitter Stat
    Those actively following or engaging with bencher election activities on Twitter will recognize this hashtag. It’s been pretty exciting to watch and be a part of. In the past week (April 10th-16th), 158 different contributors issued…
Rank this Week: 44

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Apr 19

    Rose-Breasted Cockatoo | Parrot Sunday

    Rose-Breasted Cockatoo | Parrot Sunday
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Apr 18

    60 Android Apps In Sixty Minute

    60 Android Apps In Sixty Minute
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Apr 18

    Wearable Tech For The Weird And Wacky

    Wearable Tech For The Weird And Wacky
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 51

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
  • Apr 19

    News: Newspaper Libel and Registration Act 1881 to be repealed

    News: Newspaper Libel and Registration Act 1881 to be repealed
    In September 2011 we had a post about the strange anachronism which is the Newspaper Libel and Registration Act 1881.  This places a duty on newspapers to register with Companies House. – but one which does not apply to newspapers…
  • Apr 18

    BBC and the European Scrutiny Committee: Scrutinising the Scrutineers, Part 2 – Julian Petley

    BBC and the European Scrutiny Committee: Scrutinising the Scrutineers, Part 2 – Julian Petley
    Infuriated by the BBC’s lack of coverage of its work, The European Scrutiny committee is at the centre of a discussion about the ‘limits’ of the corporation’s independence.  Part 1  of this post was published…
  • Apr 18

    Operation Elveden: CPS drops cases as more journalists acquitted – James Doleman

    Operation Elveden: CPS drops cases as more journalists acquitted – James Doleman
    There were understandable scenes of jubilation from the friends and family of the two Sun and one Daily Mirror reporters at the Old Bailey yesterday as a jury found them not guilty on all charges. The Mirror’s Graham Brough and Neil…
Rank this Week: 115

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Apr 19

    Apple and Samsung draw battle lines in the smartwatch sector

    Apple and Samsung draw battle lines in the smartwatch sector
    The next few months will be important ones for the coming smartwatch revolution. April 24th marks the date that the first Apple Watches will be available for retail sale in America and Apple expects to sell up to 4 million units of the…
  • Apr 18

    Patent Cost: Understanding Patent Attorney Fee

    Patent Cost: Understanding Patent Attorney Fee
    Fees for patent attorneys are going to vary quite significantly depending upon the geographical market and the attorney's level experience. Based on 2011 economic data, the national average for a partner level attorney is $441 per hour, the…
  • Apr 17

    Uncle Sam the Patent Troll Sues to Stop Generic HIV Drug

    Uncle Sam the Patent Troll Sues to Stop Generic HIV Drug
    HHS is suing a defendant that merely wants to market a generic version of a drug that is used to treat patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Not only is the United States government a patent troll, but the government is also…
Rank this Week: 222

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Apr 19

    Price Fixer Alfred Taubman Dead at 91

    Price Fixer Alfred Taubman Dead at 91
    Perhaps the best known imprisoned cartelist in the world, Alfred Taubman is dead at 91. The current Sotheby's Code of Conduct includes a discussion of antitrust on pages 38-40.
  • Apr 17

    Lateral News: Scott Hemphill to NYU

    Lateral News: Scott Hemphill to NYU
    I am happy to announce that Scott Hemphill is moving across town from Columbia Law to NYU Law. NYU now has the following antitrust team: Harry First Eleanor Fox Scott Hemphill Dan Rubinfeld Others on the NYU faculty who have...
  • Apr 17

    Margin Squeeze: An Above-Cost Predatory Pricing Approach

    Margin Squeeze: An Above-Cost Predatory Pricing Approach
    Germain Gaudin, Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf - Duesseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) and Despoina Mantzari, University of Reading - School of Law; Centre for Commercial Law and Financial Regulation offer Margin…
Rank this Week: 25