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WUSTL School of Law News

WUSTL School of Law News

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  • Nov 10

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

    Wash U Expert: Obama within rights to proceed on immigration reform
    With Republicans gaining control of Congress after the midterm elections, Speaker of the House John Boehner insists that President Barack Obama could get “burned” if he uses executive action to move forward on immigration reform…
  • May 24

    Terschluse selected for Grossman-Alexander Prize

    Terschluse selected for Grossman-Alexander Prize
    Jack Terschluse, who just earned a bachelor's degree in political science in Arts & Sciences, received the university’s Grossman-Alexander Prize. The competitive award is presented each year to an outstanding graduating senior with…
  • May 17

    Washington People: John Inazu

    Washington People: John Inazu
    John Inazu, associate professor of law, discusses his research on the concept of "confident pluralism," the idea we can and must live together peaceably in spite of deep differences over politics, religion, sexuality and other important…
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Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101

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

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

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

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

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

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

    Court Enters Final Judgments in Sky Capital Boiler Room Case

    Court Enters Final Judgments in Sky Capital Boiler Room Case
    Going Public LawyerThe Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that on April 8th the Honorable Paul A. Crotty of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York entered final judgments on…
Rank this Week: 334

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

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

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

    SEC’s Report Evaluates The Definition of An Accredited Investor

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

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

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

    Former UBS Trader is Helping Prosecutors Pursue Forex Rigging Cases Against Individual

    Former UBS Trader is Helping Prosecutors Pursue Forex Rigging Cases Against Individual
    Bloomberg reports that according to sources, Matt Gardiner, a former UBS Group AG (UBS) trader who was part of the instant-messaging group the federal government identified when obtaining guilty pleas from Barclays PLC (BARC), Royal Bank of…
Rank this Week: 336

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

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

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
Rank this Week: 385

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 29

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • May 29

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 368 De-Policing Stephen Rushin and Griffin Sims Edwards University of Alabama - School of Law and University of Alabama at Birmingham - Department of Marketing, Industrial…
  • May 28

    "Will Overreach Kill Mens Rea Reform?"

    "Will Overreach Kill Mens Rea Reform?"
    Kent Scheidegger has this post at Crime & Consequences. In part: Yet neither the House bill nor the Senate bill includes recklessness in its defaultmens rea provision. The Senate bill (S. 2298) requires "willfully" and the House…
  • May 28

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 481 The Federal Circuits’ Second Amendment Doctrines David B. Kopel and Joseph G.S. Greenlee Independence Institute and Independent Date posted to database: 21 Apr 2016 2…
Rank this Week: 63

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

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

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    What Pop Music Can Teach Lawyers About Narrative

    What Pop Music Can Teach Lawyers About Narrative
    Philip Meyer writes about the narrative power of popular music and what it can teach lawyers, here, for the ABA Journal.
  • May 27

    Conference on Law on Ritual, September 22-23, 2016, Leeuwarden, the Netherland

    Conference on Law on Ritual, September 22-23, 2016, Leeuwarden, the Netherland
    There will be a Conference on Law and Ritual September 22-23, 2016 Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, sponsored by Voices of Law. Here is a link to the conference website.Follow news of the conference on Twitter:  #LawAndRitual…
  • May 27

    Cohn and Tarr on the Charter Oak Trial of 1878

    Cohn and Tarr on the Charter Oak Trial of 1878
    Henry S. Cohn, Connecticut Superior Court, and Adam Tarr, O'Brien, Tanski, and Young, LLP, are publishing The Prosecutor Called Them 'Insurance Company Wreckers': The Charter Oak Trial of 1878 in volume 34 of the Quinnipiac Law Review (2015).…
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International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    SFDI: Le précédent en droit international

    SFDI: Le précédent en droit international
    La Société française pour le droit international has published Le précédent en droit international (Pedone 2016). Here's the abstract:Le précédent en droit international fait sans doute partie…
  • May 28

    Fach Gómez & Titi: International Investment Law and ISDS: Mapping Contemporary Latin America

    Fach Gómez & Titi: International Investment Law and ISDS: Mapping Contemporary Latin America
    Katia Fach Gómez (Univ. of Zaragoza) & Catharine Titi (French National Centre for Scientific Research) have posted International Investment Law and ISDS: Mapping Contemporary Latin America (Journal of World Investment & Trade,…
  • May 28

    Brunnée: The Sources of International Environmental Law: Interactional Law

    Brunnée: The Sources of International Environmental Law: Interactional Law
    Jutta Brunnée (Univ. of Toronto - Law) has posted The Sources of International Environmental Law: Interactional Law (in The Oxford Handbook on the Sources of International Law, Samantha Besson & Jean d’Aspremont eds.,…
Rank this Week: 61

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • May 29

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    There is quite a bit of movement in this week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads, with new papers debuting on the list at #4 and #5: [429 Downloads] The Panama Papers and Tax Morality, by Usman W. Chohan (University of New South…
  • May 29

    Report:Harvard Law Prof Hid Far Left Views To Chair Hiring Committee And 'Heavily Influence Hiring Critical Race Theorists'

    Report:Harvard Law Prof Hid Far Left Views To Chair Hiring Committee And 'Heavily Influence Hiring Critical Race Theorists'
    Daily Caller, Leaked Document Shows Harvard Students, Profs Planning To Make School Even More Liberal: Leaked notes from an alleged meeting between Harvard Law School (HLS) professors and student activists shows them planning how to…
  • May 29

    The IRS Scandal, Day 1116

    The IRS Scandal, Day 1116
    Bloomberg BNA, Conservative Group's IRS Targeting Claim Can Move Forward: A conservative organization arguing the IRS targeted its application for tax-exempt status based on its political views demonstrated that its claim of unconstitutional…
Rank this Week: 71

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 29

    Article on Encouraging Charitable Bequest

    Article on Encouraging Charitable Bequest
    Kristine S. Knaplund recently published an Article entitled, Becoming Charitable: Predicting and Encouraging Charitable Bequests in Wills, 77 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 1–49, (2015). Provided below is a summary of the Article: What causes people to…
  • May 28

    Study Shows that the Rich Are Not Moving to Avoid Taxe

    Study Shows that the Rich Are Not Moving to Avoid Taxe
    Are millionaires moving across the country to benefit from tax breaks? A study based on thirteen years of tax data shows that this assumption is principally untrue. Oftentimes, millionaires are moving for reasons that have nothing to do with…
  • May 28

    Article on American Indian Land Tenure System

    Article on American Indian Land Tenure System
    Jessica A. Shoemaker recently published an Article entitled, Complexity's Shadow: American Indian Property, Sovereignty, and the Future, Michigan Law Review (Forthcoming). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: This article offers a…
Rank this Week: 44

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

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 145

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

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

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    Quick Hits: Timeliness, vacation selection, Deflategate and conduct unbecoming

    Quick Hits: Timeliness, vacation selection, Deflategate and conduct unbecoming
    Arbitrator exceeded authority ruling on the merits after finding grievance untimely Amalgamated Transit  Union, Local 85 grieved the actions of the Port Authority of Allegheny County in unilaterally revising its performance code…
  • May 22

    CA9: Decision that an award is not "plausible" is insufficient to vacate

    CA9: Decision that an award is not "plausible" is insufficient to vacate
    A dispute arose between Drywall Dynamics, Inc and the Southwestern Regional Council of Carpenters concerning attempts by the Company to withdraw from a multi employer bargaining arrangement. The Company's initial attempt to terminate its…
  • May 15

    Working below classification, seniority and management right

    Working below classification, seniority and management right
    These were the topics in issue in a recent award by Arbitrator Richard Beens. The dispute arose between Boise White Paper and Steelworkers Local 159 and involved interpretation of the parties' cba. The agreement had what the arbitrator…
Rank this Week: 112

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • May 29

    Sunday Symphony: Prokofiev, "Classical"

    Sunday Symphony: Prokofiev, "Classical"
  • May 28

    Great moments in obscure rock 'n' roll: Red Dirt, "Memories" and "I've Been Down So Long," 1970

    Great moments in obscure rock 'n' roll: Red Dirt, "Memories" and "I've Been Down So Long," 1970
    Another piece from the one and only 1970 album of this late 1960s Yorkshire band that started in the blues, branching out into psychedelic and folk styles. Here's the opening song, "Memories": And here's the closing item from the same...
  • May 28

    For readers in Los Angele

    For readers in Los Angele
    I'm supposed to be on Gurvey's Law today from 2-3 pm Pacific time, 790 KABC talk radio. Not sure whether it is live-streamed. I had an enjoyable conversation with Mr. Gurvey, who studied philosophy as an undergraduate Brown (wrote a...
Rank this Week: 487

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/
  • May 29

    150 Years of Hate: The Resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan

    150 Years of Hate: The Resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan
    Editor's Note: Although the presidential candidates, our media, and most importantly, Lawfare, tend to focus on the danger from Al Qaeda and the Islamic State, right-wing groups have been a more lethal terrorist threat to the U.S. homeland…
  • May 28

    The Lawfare Podcast: The Role of Transparency in Intelligence Program

    The Lawfare Podcast: The Role of Transparency in Intelligence Program
    This week, the American Bar Association hosted a panel discussion on “Achieving More Transparency about Secret Intelligence Programs,” which featured comments from Lawfare's Carrie Cordero, Alexander Joel of…
  • May 28

    Apparently The Word "Foolish" Is Spelled "SWIFT"

    Apparently The Word "Foolish" Is Spelled "SWIFT"
    It is difficult to shock people these days.  Especially in the cybersecurity realm we have seen so many different foolish ways of being vulnerable that one becomes inured to it.  As Kevin Mittnick is reported to have said once:…
Rank this Week: 148

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
Rank this Week: 77

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
  • May 29

    Fed, FDIC, and “Not Credible” Resolution Plan

    Fed, FDIC, and “Not Credible” Resolution Plan
    [On April 13, 2016], the Federal Reserve and the FDIC provided feedback on the 2015 resolution plans filed by the eight “first-wave” domestic filers, and issued Guidance to govern their 2017 resolution plans. Most significantly,…
  • May 28

    CFPB and Class Action Arbitration

    CFPB and Class Action Arbitration
    On May 5, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a 377-page notice of proposed rulemaking that would prohibit, going forward, banks and a variety of other companies from including in contracts arbitration clauses that…
  • May 27

    Weekly Roundup: May 20–May 26, 2016

    Weekly Roundup: May 20–May 26, 2016
    Creditor Rights, Claims Enforcement, and Bond Returns in Mergers and Acquisitions Posted by Luc Renneboog, Tilburg University, on Friday, May 20, 2016 Tags: Bankruptcy, Bondholders, Bonds, Credit exposure, Cross-border transactions, Debt,…
Rank this Week: 55

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

Swiss blawg covering a broad range of Swiss and international laws.

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • May 29

    Europäischer Datenschutzbeauftragter veröffentlicht Jahresbericht 2015

    Europäischer Datenschutzbeauftragter veröffentlicht Jahresbericht 2015
    Am 24. Mai 2016 veröffentlichte der Europäische Datenschutzbeauftragte (EDSB) seinen Jahresbericht für 2015. Der Volltext (auf Englisch) sowie eine Zusammenfassung (auf Deutsch) des Berichts sind online abrufbar. Der EDSB hebt…
  • May 26

    EU-Parlament: Geplanter EU-U.S. Privacy Shield „verbesserungswürdig“

    EU-Parlament: Geplanter EU-U.S. Privacy Shield „verbesserungswürdig“
    Gemäss Medienmitteilung vom 26. Mai 2016 ist das EU-Parlament der Auffassung, dass die EU-Kommission die Verhandlungen mit den USA zur EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Regelung „fortführen“ sollte, „um auf weitere…
  • May 25

    Öffentliche Urkunden: Bundesrat will elektronische Form zulassen

    Öffentliche Urkunden: Bundesrat will elektronische Form zulassen
    Gemäss einer Medienmitteilung des Bundesamts für Justiz vom 25. Mai 2016 will der Bundesrat die "Digitalisierung und die elektronische Archivierung in der öffentlichen Beurkundung prioritär vorantreiben". Zu diesem Zweck…
Rank this Week: 442

Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

Una revista especializada en temas de propiedad intelectual, de contenido ágil y propositivo que gira en torno a las ideas que se convierten en negocios, desde su transformación, administración, protección y cuidado; así como las noticias más importantes que se desarrollan en el entorno.

http://www.mipatente.com/
  • May 29

    Niñas mexicanas semifinalistas mundiales en Technovation Challenge

    Niñas mexicanas semifinalistas mundiales en Technovation Challenge
    AUTOR: Montserrat Muñoz FUENTE: AGENCIA INFORMATIVA CONACYT Guadalajara, Jalisco.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Siete equipos mexicanos son semifinalistas mundiales en el Technovation Challenge, competencia…
  • May 28

    Fomenta Expociencias Bajío cultura de patentamiento

    Fomenta Expociencias Bajío cultura de patentamiento
    AUTOR: Israel Pérez Valencia FUENTE: AGENCIA INFORMATIVA CONACYT Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro. (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Álvaro Cerón Hernández es un empresario fundador de…
  • May 28

    Innovadoras alternativas para el aprovechamiento de la lombricultura

    Innovadoras alternativas para el aprovechamiento de la lombricultura
    AUTOR: Jorge Armando Bonilla FUENTE: AGENCIA INFORMATIVA CONACYT Ciudad de México.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Entre los años 1940 y 1960, en Estados Unidos tuvo lugar la llamada revolución verde, la…
Rank this Week: 727

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    CBS Sunday Morning on May 29, 2016: Memorial Day weekend

    CBS Sunday Morning on May 29, 2016: Memorial Day weekend
    Charles Osgood introduced stories, noting Memorial Day weekend was well underway. Chris van Cleve did the cover story on road rage.1 in 3 people engage in road rage. Anthony Mason on the Monkees. Lee Cowan on reconciliation and return as…
  • May 28

    Pooley on the Gurry matter at WIPO

    Pooley on the Gurry matter at WIPO
    From Fox News:“It's past time for all this craziness to stop,” declared James Pooley, a U.S. patent attorney and former top WIPO official who launched a formal complaint against Gurry last year, which led to the WIPO director…
  • May 28

    Chronicle of Higher Education: "Another reason for the chronic plagiarism is the attitude that it doesn't matter"

    Chronicle of Higher Education: "Another reason for the chronic plagiarism is the attitude that it doesn't matter"
    Vincent Moore writing Playing Dirty in the War on Plagiarism statesAnother reason for the chronic plagiarism is the attitude that it doesn't matter. I've been told by employees of the local copy shop that more than one student has had a…
Rank this Week: 104

Microjuris al Día

Microjuris al Día

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

http://aldia.microjuris.com/
  • May 29

    Reglamento del CRIM para tasación de tableros de anuncio y rótulo

    Reglamento del CRIM para tasación de tableros de anuncio y rótulo
    Lea el reglamento completo: [Reglamento 8579] Establece la fórmula y manera en que el CRIM tasara los tableros de anuncio, anuncios y rótulos para propósitos de la imposición de la contribución sobre la…
  • May 29

    Reglamento del Programa de Asistencia Empresarial de PyMES

    Reglamento del Programa de Asistencia Empresarial de PyMES
    Lea el reglamento completo: [Reglamento 8632] Rige el programa de servicios de asistencia empresarial, capacitación especializada en asuntos tecnológicos, ambientales, energéticos, agrícolas u otros, y de…
  • May 29

    Reglamento de incentivos para promoción de Puerto Rico

    Reglamento de incentivos para promoción de Puerto Rico
    Lea el reglamento completo: [Reglamento 8642] Rige la concesión de incentivos especiales para promotores que participen en la promoción de Puerto Rico como destino de negocios de exportación y para el establecimiento de…
Rank this Week: 568

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

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

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

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • May 29

    Reimagining the Copyright Board – my ALAI presentation

    Reimagining the Copyright Board – my ALAI presentation
    I had the pleasure of attending ALAI’s symposium this week on The Copyright Board of Canada: Which Way Ahead. I was on a panel titled “Reimagining the Copyright Board” along with Ariel Katz, Howard Knopf, Adriane Porcin, and…
  • May 29

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-05-28

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-05-28
    PPCA, Foxtel, and s.154(1) https://t.co/aSb90nwnsS -> Celebrity threesome injunction: Twitter issues warning to users naming couple | via @telegraphnews https://t.co/E4kdVqCrW5 -> Celebrity threesome injunction: Top judges rule…
  • May 28

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-27
    Records including metadata relevant and ordered to be produced Bard v Canadian Natural Resources, 2016 ABQB 267 https://t.co/vBDzL49Uau -> Organizations must respond within 30 days to requests about how personal information is used and…
Rank this Week: 878

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • May 29

    Death on the High Seas: UN -- 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck

    Death on the High Seas: UN -- 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck
    The Associated Press is reporting that the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees says over 700 migrants are feared dead in three Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks south of Italy in the last few days as they tried desperately to reach…
  • May 29

    Slam Poet George Masao Yamazawa Nails What It's Like to Be a Child of Immigrant

    Slam Poet George Masao Yamazawa Nails What It's Like to Be a Child of Immigrant
    National Poetry Slam Champion George Masao Yamazawa is the son of Japanese immigrants — but he doesn't know how to speak Japanese. Thus, he's afraid of being the "broken chain" in his family's lineage. In his poem "The…
  • May 29

    Trump shames ‘Mexican’ (U.S. Born Citizen by Birth) Judge

    Trump shames ‘Mexican’ (U.S. Born Citizen by Birth) Judge
    The Washington Post reports that, as protesters outside a rally in San Diego on Friday afternoon chanted obscenities, waved Mexican flags and clashed with police, Donald Trump, the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee, gave a…
Rank this Week: 110

The Legal Reader

The Legal Reader

Discusses product liability law and lawsuits.

http://legalreader.com/
  • May 29

    Two Diabetic Drugs Allegedly Increasing Risk Of Amputation

    Two Diabetic Drugs Allegedly Increasing Risk Of Amputation
    Patients in a clinical trial studying Janssen Pharmaceuticals’ diabetes drugs, Invokana and Invokamet, were twice as likely to undergo amputations than patients taking a placebo, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported. In a…
  • May 29

    Environmental Activist Focusing On Decreasing Plastics In Ocean

    Environmental Activist Focusing On Decreasing Plastics In Ocean
    Stiv Wilson, an environmental activist is focusing on decreasing plastic pollution in oceans. Wilson focused his efforts on eliminating micro-beads, the tiny plastic particles most commonly used as exfoliates in facial scrubs, body wash,…
  • May 28

    Judge Phyllis Frye First Openly Transgender Judge

    Judge Phyllis Frye First Openly Transgender Judge
    Judge Phyllis Randolph Frye is the first openly transgender judge in the nation. Judge Frye openly speaks about recent bathroom laws as well as her own experiences as a transgender individual over the last four decades. “I did…
Rank this Week: 149

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • May 29

    ERISA Disability Claim

    ERISA Disability Claim
    This 5th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion is a must read for ERISA attorneys. The case is styled, Burell v. Prudential Insurance. The facts will be given here. The case needs to be read to understand how the Court affirmed...
  • May 28

    Bad Faith State Farm

    Bad Faith State Farm
    Here is a case that discusses bad faith accusations against State Farm. Insurance attorneys need to read the case. It is from 14th Court of Appeals. The style of the case is, State Farm Lloyds v. Candelario Fuentes and Maria...
  • May 26

    ERISA And Time Limitations For Appeal

    ERISA And Time Limitations For Appeal
    ERISA lawyers can tell you that the rules with ERISA claims are pretty tough. This is illustrated by a Dallas Division opinion issued in March 2016. The style of the case is, Sharon Smith v. The Boeing Company. Sharon sued...
Rank this Week: 228

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • May 29

    Judge Block’s Curious Parsimony

    Judge Block’s Curious Parsimony
    Eastern District of New York Senior District Court Judge Frederic Block is something of an enigma. In his book Disrobed, he straddles a fence between boldness and, well (and I mean this in the nicest possible way), cluelessness. While Judge…
  • May 29

    Nicholas Kristof And The Comfort of Ad Hominem

    Nicholas Kristof And The Comfort of Ad Hominem
    Nicholas Kristof, the noted racist and sexist token neocon columnist at the New York Times, tried a thought experiment. In a column a few weeks ago, I offered “a confession of liberal intolerance,” criticizing my fellow…
  • May 28

    Bond. Jane Bond

    Bond. Jane Bond
    The remake of Ghostbusters with four women in the lead roles gave rise to a backlash because of its politically correct casting, which was then exacerbated when it was hooked to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s “woman card”…
Rank this Week: 40

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • May 29

    4 Things Newly Single Women Should Do With Their Finance

    4 Things Newly Single Women Should Do With Their Finance
    Saving for a New You From US News & World Report: Over the years, I've worked with many women who find themselves newly single as a result of divorce or widowhood. Those life events can be incredibly demanding emotionally, even...
  • May 28

    SCOVA Watch: Three Takeaways From the Court’s Recent Ruling on Same-Sex Cohabitation

    SCOVA Watch: Three Takeaways From the Court’s Recent Ruling on Same-Sex Cohabitation
    3 Takeaways on Virginia's Luttrell v. Cucco From JD Supra Business Advisor: Last December, I previewed the case of Luttrell v. Cucco, which had, at that time, just been taken up by the Supreme Court of Virginia. The Court recently...
  • May 27

    Father bugs daughter's clothes in court battle over who she lives with

    Father bugs daughter's clothes in court battle over who she lives with
    Listening Devices on Little Kids From The Guardian: A young girl had listening devices sewn into her school blazer and raincoat so that her father could eavesdrop on her private meetings with a social worker, a court has been told....
Rank this Week: 219

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • May 29

    Financial Exploitation

    Financial Exploitation
    KY3 reported that Shauna Voskamp is going to prison for ripping off residents of a nursing home.  The Missouri Attorney Genera’s office has announced that Voskamp was sentenced to five years each for financial…
  • May 28

    Prison Time For Nursing Home Aide Who Fractured Resident’s Elbow

    Prison Time For Nursing Home Aide Who Fractured Resident’s Elbow
    New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that Cynthia Elmore, a Certified Nurse Aide, was sentenced on her guilty plea to Endangering the Welfare of a Vulnerable Elderly Person or an Incompetent or Physically Disabled…
  • May 27

    Stories of Neglect

    Stories of Neglect
    Families and a whistleblower who allege neglect and abuse in a lawsuit filed against several nursing homes in New Mexico are sharing their stories with Action 7 News. The lawsuit was filed by New Mexico Attorney General in December of…
Rank this Week: 119

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 29

    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…
  • May 27

    E-Discovery Records Must Be in “useful” Format

    E-Discovery Records Must Be in “useful” Format
    The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench has recently held that a party who held relevant electronic records must produce them in native format, rather than in TIFF format, although producing them in native format (in this case, Excel) could…
  • May 27

    Apps and A2J: Mapping the Opportunities and Risk

    Apps and A2J: Mapping the Opportunities and Risk
    In a 2015 speech, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin implored the legal profession to “accept the idea of change”, including the reality that some tasks that have been traditionally carried out by lawyers can now be more effectively…
Rank this Week: 253

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/
  • May 29

    Sexual assault and law of war-worth the read

    Sexual assault and law of war-worth the read
    Something here for the downrange SJA/BJA. You’ll remember this: Joseph Goldstein, U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys by Afghan Allies, N.Y. Times (Sept. 20, 2015),http://nyti.ms/1KrOuSM. Continue reading →
  • May 29

    It’s hearsay-worth the read

    It’s hearsay-worth the read
    Captain John S. Reid, as this “Is It Hearsay? A Practical Primer,” in 43 The Reporter, No. 2 (2016), for a quick and good review of the various hearsay rules.  
  • May 27

    Borderline personality disorder

    Borderline personality disorder
    Compulsive lying, or mythomania, can be common in people with Borderline Personality Disorder. ClearviewTreatment, Borderline Personality Treatment. Diagnosed, suspected? Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 91

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.sacramentoinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • May 29

    Click It Or Ticket Campaign

    Click It Or Ticket Campaign
    Fairfield Click It or Ticket Campaign Click it or Ticket Campaign Fairfield Click It or Ticket Campaign I'm Ed Smith, a Fairfield auto accident attorney. A “Coast to Coast” seat belt enforcement project seeks to improve Click…
  • May 28

    Midtown Wrong Way Crash

    Midtown Wrong Way Crash
    Midtown Wrong Way Crash Midtown Wrong Way Crash Midtown Wrong Way Crash I'm Ed Smith, a Sacramento Injury Lawyer. A motorist had to be hospitalized for injuries sustained in a wrong way driving collision in Sacramento. What Happened? On…
  • May 28

    Elk Grove Certified Farmers’ Market

    Elk Grove Certified Farmers’ Market
    Elk Grove Certified Farmers' Market Elk Grove Certified Farmers' Market Elk Grove Certified Farmers' Market I'm Ed Smith, an Elk Grove personal injury lawyer. If you are planning on staying close to home this Memorial Day weekend, why not…
Rank this Week: 663

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 23 May

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 23 May
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: Another bank holiday coming up – so no blog post on Monday. This morning I have been sorting out my next webinars.  I am going to be talking about checking and referencing tenants – and…
  • May 27

    Housing and Planning Act 2016 and the Immigration Act 2016

    Housing and Planning Act 2016 and the Immigration Act 2016
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: The Housing and Planning Bill and the Immigration Bill have now received the Royal Assent and are now the Housing and Planning Act 2016 and the Immigration Act 2016. We take a quick look at them here The…
  • May 26

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #253

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #253
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: [Ben Reeve Lewis considers Iceland…) Politicians………………………. I’m writing this with Radio 4 on in the background and there is an…
Rank this Week: 758

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • May 29

    Save the Date: Central States Law Schools Scholarship Conference in September

    Save the Date: Central States Law Schools Scholarship Conference in September
    The Central States Law Schools Association Scholarship Conference will be held on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks, North Dakota. CSLSA is an organization of…
  • May 23

    Financial Crisis at IACHR Threatens Human Rights Work

    Financial Crisis at IACHR Threatens Human Rights Work
    In a press release today, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) announced that a severe financial crisis is threatening its ability to carry out its mission. Because of the dire nature of this situation, the press release is…
  • May 21

    More than 100 Participants from 18 Countries Gather in Verona for the 11th Global Legal Skills Conference

    More than 100 Participants from 18 Countries Gather in Verona for the 11th Global Legal Skills Conference
    More than 100 participants from at least 18 countries are gathering this week at the University of Verona Department of Law for the 11th Global Legal Skills Conference, organized by The John Marshall Law School of Chicago. The conference…
Rank this Week: 238

Depraved Librarian

Depraved Librarian

A carnival of news and information about culture, law, music, technology and research. By Grace Lee.

http://depravedlibrarian.wordpress.com
  • May 29

    Links for 2016-05-28 [del.icio.us]

    Links for 2016-05-28 [del.icio.us]
    Sponsored: 64% off Code Black Drone with HD Camera Our #1 Best-Selling Drone--Meet the Dark Night of the Sky!
  • May 25

    Links for 2016-05-24 [del.icio.us]

    Links for 2016-05-24 [del.icio.us]
    Sponsored: 64% off Code Black Drone with HD Camera Our #1 Best-Selling Drone--Meet the Dark Night of the Sky!
  • May 22

    Links for 2016-05-21 [del.icio.us]

    Links for 2016-05-21 [del.icio.us]
    Sponsored: 64% off Code Black Drone with HD Camera Our #1 Best-Selling Drone--Meet the Dark Night of the Sky!
Rank this Week: 254

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    Sunday Book Review Roundup

    Sunday Book Review Roundup
    Good morning, legal historians. There are quite a few book reviews to check out this Memorial Day weekend.  Appropriately, many are somber but thought-provoking accounts of our capacity for violence and the law's power to control it.In…
  • May 27

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    credit: LSAWe just registered for the American Society for Legal History’s annual meeting in Toronto, October 27-30.  How about you? The Judicial History of Santa Fe, as told in murals. The Law and Society Association annual…
  • May 27

    Digital Archives: Legal History of Myanmar/Burma

    Digital Archives: Legal History of Myanmar/Burma
    Legal studies of Myanmar/Burma have been booming in recent years, with exciting new work coming out by scholars like Australia-based Nick Cheesman and Melissa Crouch. Now the Asian Legal Information Institute brings us a fabulous set of…
Rank this Week: 205

Immigration Legal Blog

Immigration Legal Blog

Covers immigration law especially employment and family based immigration issues. By Shah Peerally Law Group PC.

http://immigrationlegalblog.com/
  • May 28

    Keeping the Visa Bulletin Retrogressed is not only unfair but immoral.

    Keeping the Visa Bulletin Retrogressed is not only unfair but immoral.
        This June 2016 Visa Bulletin shows a retrogression for India and China of EB2 category of almost 4 years for India.  In May 2016, India was at least in 2008. In June 2016, it is becoming a 12 years behind the…
  • May 28

    Looking into an EB1A since EB2 is highly retrogressed.

    Looking into an EB1A since EB2 is highly retrogressed.
    With the horrible retrogression on the June 2016 Visa Bulletin for India and China, many have now started looking into EB1 categories where actually the visa number are presently current for both India and China.  There are three EB1…
  • May 27

    DHS being sued for releasing the Undocumented Immigrant.

    DHS being sued for releasing the Undocumented Immigrant.
    Kate Steinle murder has released an uproar against undocumented immigrants and now against ICE (Immigration Custom Enforcement), a unit of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In a federal lawsuit, Kate Steinle’s family is suing…
Rank this Week: 972

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • May 28

    How my dinner’s story has helped to shape my own

    How my dinner’s story has helped to shape my own
    When I look back through photos of my childhood, the momentous occasions, including my baptism, birthday parties, riding a two-wheeler or the triumph of successfully completing kindergarten, it’s hard not to notice the pictures are all…
  • May 28

    Beach Beat: FSN à la ‘Night Gallery’ with a side of E. coli

    Beach Beat: FSN à la ‘Night Gallery’ with a side of E. coli
    Pondering the news from this week’s food safety beat, I found myself perplexed, paranoid and peeved. A terrifying trio of unrelated stories was begging for a beach beating. I was passionate enough to think I would not need to court the…
  • May 27

    New Salmonella case has FDA pondering internet recall issue

    New Salmonella case has FDA pondering internet recall issue
    More than 20 years after consumers began buying food via the internet, federal officials are considering whether they should develop recall procedures and notification methods specific to online retailers. The novel course of contemplation at…
Rank this Week: 86

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • May 28

    Court Tells Lawyer to “Focus” Their Questioning Instead of Extending Discovery Time

    Court Tells Lawyer to “Focus” Their Questioning Instead of Extending Discovery Time
    The BC Supreme Court Rules, which used to be open ended with respect to examinations for discovery, now have time limits in place with the Court retaining discretion to extend these limits in appropriate circumstances. Unreported reasons for…
  • May 27

    $35,000 Non-Pecuniary Damages for “Temporary Aggravation of Pre-Existing Conditions”

    $35,000 Non-Pecuniary Damages for “Temporary Aggravation of Pre-Existing Conditions”
    Reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Regisry, assessing damages for the temporary aggravation of a pre-existing condition following a vehicle collision. In the recent case (Vintila v.…
  • May 26

    Double Costs Ordered For Unreasonable Response to “Notice to Admit”

    Double Costs Ordered For Unreasonable Response to “Notice to Admit”
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry finding defendants at fault for a vehicle collision and further ordering double costs to be paid following an ‘unreasonable’ refusal to admit…
Rank this Week: 344

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • May 28

    Etude Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville) 2004 with duck fried cauliflower "rice"

    Etude Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville) 2004 with duck fried cauliflower "rice"
    Dinner tonight was duck fried "rice," with the rice in scare quotes because it was mostly riced cauliflower left over from last night. I started with two Muscovy duck breasts left over from Helen's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • May 27

    Château Sociando-Mallet (Haut-Médoc) 1986 with rack of lamb and cauliflower "rice"

    Château Sociando-Mallet (Haut-Médoc) 1986 with rack of lamb and cauliflower "rice"
    Stuffed Rack of Lamb 1 rack of lamb, frenched ~ ⅓ cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and minced (I like Bella Sun Luci ) 1 tablespoon basil pesto (I like Seggiano ) 1 clove garlic, minced Hold a... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • May 27

    John Engler versus activist shareholder

    John Engler versus activist shareholder
    Anyone with $2,000 of stock can submit proposals and keep CEOs distracted, writes @BizRoundtable's John Engler: https://t.co/eEMfHTgBEg — WSJ Editorial Page (@WSJopinion) May 27, 2016 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
Rank this Week: 175

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Complaint Alleges Inn Owner Refused Interfaith Wedding Service

    Complaint Alleges Inn Owner Refused Interfaith Wedding Service
    ACLU of Illinois reports on a complaint it filed last month with the Illinois Department of Human Rights charging Bernadine’s Stillman Inn in Galena, Illinois with religious discrimination. After reserving the Inn for their…
  • May 27

    Survey of State Legislative Action On Religious Freedom and LGBT Right

    Survey of State Legislative Action On Religious Freedom and LGBT Right
    An AP article posted yesterday provides a useful state-by-state summary of legislative activity and executive orders this year in 35 states relating to religious freedom, including bills that specifically protect religious views relating to…
  • May 27

    New Jersey Court Invalidates Capital Grants To 2 Religious College

    New Jersey Court Invalidates Capital Grants To 2 Religious College
    In American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey v. Hendricks, (NJ App., May 26. 2016), a New Jersey state appellate court held that grants to two religious colleges for capital improvements violate the provision in the New Jersey…
Rank this Week: 117

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • May 28

    2016 BIO International Convention

    2016 BIO International Convention
    The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) will be holding its annual BIO International Convention June 6-9, 2016 in San Francisco, CA. Founded in 1993, BIO is a nonprofit association seeking supportive biotechnology policies on behalf…
  • May 26

    USPTO Issues Memorandum Regarding Enfish and TLI

    USPTO Issues Memorandum Regarding Enfish and TLI
    By Michael Borella -- On the heels of the Federal Circuit handing down two subject matter eligibility decisions regarding software, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published a memo to its examining corps regarding these cases. On May…
  • May 26

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. v. Hologic, Inc. 3:16-cv-02703; filed May 18, 2016 in the Northern District of California…
Rank this Week: 389

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • May 28

    The Virtues of Legal Academia

    The Virtues of Legal Academia
    I want to sincerely thank the entire Faculty Lounge crew for letting me hang out here for the month, but it's time for me to sign off. I have weddings to attend, courses to prepare, and doctoral work to attend...
  • May 27

    Prof. Puar at Dartmouth

    Prof. Puar at Dartmouth
    Readers of this blog may recall that I am no fan of Prof. Jasbir Puar, who teaches Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers. I think that her constant critique of Israel is exaggerated, distorted, one-sided, and hyperbolic. She recklessly…
  • May 27

    Comparative Toilet

    Comparative Toilet
    With the issue of transgender access to restrooms of their own choice potentially heading to the U.S. Supreme Court in the next few years, it may be interesting for readers to know that this issue has recently been addressed by...
Rank this Week: 111

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • May 28

    How artificial intelligence is transforming the legal profession

    How artificial intelligence is transforming the legal profession
    ABA Journal, Julie Sobowale, April 1, 2016: “Artificial intelligence is changing the way lawyers think, the way they do business and the way they interact with clients. Artificial intelligence is more than legal technology. It is the…
  • May 28

    Google announces SyntaxNet: “The World’s Most Accurate Parser Goes Open Source”

    Google announces SyntaxNet: “The World’s Most Accurate Parser Goes Open Source”
    May 12, 2016, Posted by Slav Petrov, Senior Staff Research Scientist: “At Google, we spend a lot of time thinking about how computer systems can read and understand human language in order to process it in intelligent ways. Today, we…
  • May 28

    Credit Risk Decomposition for Asset Allocation

    Credit Risk Decomposition for Asset Allocation
    Chamizo, Alvaro and Novales Cinca, Alfonso, Credit Risk Decomposition for Asset Allocation (May 27, 2016). The Capco Institute Journal of Financial Transformation. Nº 43. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2785535…
Rank this Week: 18

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 318

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

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

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Radiation Exposure: Major New Study Links Cell Phone Exposure to Cancer in Rat

    Radiation Exposure: Major New Study Links Cell Phone Exposure to Cancer in Rat
    A new study conducted by the US National Toxicology Program has linked radiation from cell phone exposure to cancer in rats. This report reignites the controversy that was sparked by earlier scientific research of the positive causal…
  • May 27

    Memorial Day - 2016

    Memorial Day - 2016
    President and Mrs. Hoover lead nation in observing Memorial Day. The National Capital, led by President and Mrs. Hoover, on Memorial Day 1929, paid tribute to America's dead heroes of 4 wars at Arlington National Cemetary. President Hoover is…
  • May 27

    Ohio gun shop's lead, respiratory hazards endanger workers - FIned $195K

    Ohio gun shop's lead, respiratory hazards endanger workers - FIned $195K
    Federal safety and health investigators found that employees of an Ohio gun shop may face life-long health damage because their employer continues to expose them tolead hazards and has failed to establish a respiratory protection program.On…
Rank this Week: 618