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WUSTL School of Law News

WUSTL School of Law News

http://news.wustl.edu/_layouts/WUSTL.SharePoint.WebParts/CustomFeed.aspx?xsl=1&web=/schools/Law&page=ffd03ae5-7e53-44de-89b3-4672f3ea5710&wp=afe32abc-2fc9-4eac-80d2-26a459662960
  • Nov 10

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

    Wash U Expert: Obama within rights to proceed on immigration reform
    With Republicans gaining control of Congress after the midterm elections, Speaker of the House John Boehner insists that President Barack Obama could get “burned” if he uses executive action to move forward on immigration reform…
  • Aug 20

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

    Center for Empirical Research in the Law to launch tribal law digitization project
    Washington University School of Law’s Center for Empirical Research in the Law (CERL) is partnering with the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota to create an online searchable database of the tribe’s extensive body of laws and…
  • Aug 12

    WashU Expert: 'Right to Try' medications need more informed debate

    WashU Expert: 'Right to Try' medications need more informed debate
    In 2014, so-called “Right to Try” laws, which gave terminally ill patients access to investigational medications, were enacted in five states. More state legislatures are now considering such laws. Dresser While time will tell…
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Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101

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

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

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

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

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

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

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
      Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Going public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes with risks and…
Rank this Week: 494

Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

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

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
Rank this Week: 973

Supreme Court of Vermont Law Blog

Supreme Court of Vermont Law Blog

Features summaries and legal analysis of Vermont Supreme Court decisions.

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

    Vote for SCOV Law!

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

    Restitution Blue

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

    Fair Enough?

    Fair Enough?
    In re Brown, 2015 VT 107By Andrew DelaneyIn civil procedure a Rule 11 violation generally means that a lawyer filed something of questionable (if any) merit. In criminal law, it generally means that the trial court screwed up a plea colloquy…
Rank this Week: 689

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

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

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

    DOJ'S WATCHING SHERIFF JOE

    DOJ'S WATCHING SHERIFF JOE
    Justice Department Intervenes in Private Discriminatory Policing Lawsuit Against Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joseph Arpaio U.S. District Court of the District of Arizona granted a motion by the Department of…
  • Aug 26

    UNVEILING VAIL RUN'S SEXUAL HARASSMENT

    UNVEILING VAIL RUN'S SEXUAL HARASSMENT
    Condo Association Sued for Sexual Harassment National Origin Discrimination and Retaliation Management Company Also Sued; Vulnerable Workers Subjected to Abuse, Including Attempted Rape, and Retaliation for Complaining, EEOC…
  • Aug 26

    REVISIONING ONE CHASE MANHATTAN PLAZA

    REVISIONING ONE CHASE MANHATTAN PLAZA
    Redevelopment of Modernist Plaza Approved after Revisions Architect rendering of the restored parapet to Chase Manhattan Plaza. Image credit: Fosun Plan will make plaza a more accessible and inviting space for public use, …
Rank this Week: 7

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Aug 26

    "Appeals court denies stay for Rowan Co. clerk"

    "Appeals court denies stay for Rowan Co. clerk"
    "Appeals court denies stay for Rowan Co. clerk": The Louisville Courier-Journal has this news update. And The Associated Press reports that "Appeals court upholds gay marriage ruling in Kentucky." You can access today's order of the U.S.…
  • Aug 26

    "What's the Difference? How Sandra Day O'Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Sonia Sotomayor brought wisdom to the Supreme Court."

    "What's the Difference? How Sandra Day O'Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Sonia Sotomayor brought wisdom to the Supreme Court."
    "What's the Difference? How Sandra Day O'Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Sonia Sotomayor brought wisdom to the Supreme Court." Linda Hirshman has this jurisprudence essay online today at Slate.
  • Aug 26

    "Hunter Who Baitied Elk With Salt Loses Appeal"

    "Hunter Who Baitied Elk With Salt Loses Appeal"
    "Hunter Who Baitied Elk With Salt Loses Appeal": Courthouse News Service has this report on a ruling that a partially divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued yesterday.
Rank this Week: 18

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

DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 5

On the Record

On the Record

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

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

    Angela Pueschel | BERMAN GOLDMAN & RIBAKOW

    Angela Pueschel | BERMAN GOLDMAN & RIBAKOW
    Angela Pueschel has joined Berman Goldman & Ribakow LLP (bgr CPAs), a mid-Atlantic regional accounting, audit, tax and consulting firm, as director of marketing. Angela will lead the firm’s marketing strategy and execution. She has…
  • Aug 26

    Appeals court: Father legally responsible for IVF baby

    Appeals court: Father legally responsible for IVF baby
    A father who attempted to deny legal responsibility for a child conceived through in vitro fertilization during a since-ended marriage is responsible for providing support to the child even though they are not biologically related, the Court…
  • Aug 26

    Spark offering new spaces for startups this fall

    Spark offering new spaces for startups this fall
    New businesses looking for offices with a “startup feel” and networking opportunities will have a chance to be a member in Spark’s expanded space this fall. Housed in the Power Plant Live! offices at the Bernstein Building,…
Rank this Week: 317

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

Covers Texas personal injury news and information. By E. Michael Grossman.

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • Aug 26

    Thomas Quinn Injured in Mountain Home, TX Car Accident

    Thomas Quinn Injured in Mountain Home, TX Car Accident
    Mountain Home, Texas — There was a rollover accident reported on I-10 in the Mountain Home area of Kerr County this past Sunday, August 23, 2015. A man from Fredericksburg identified as 32-year old Thomas Quinn was seriously injured…
  • Aug 26

    Two Injured in El Cajon, CA Car Accident

    Two Injured in El Cajon, CA Car Accident
    El Cajon, CA – Two were injured in a car accident east of El Cajon, California on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015. The accident happened around 3:40 am. From what we can tell, an eastbound traveling Nissan Altima crossed into oncoming…
  • Aug 26

    Jimmy John’s Driver Injured in Tinley Park, IL Car Accident

    Jimmy John’s Driver Injured in Tinley Park, IL Car Accident
    Tinley Park, IL – A woman was seriously injured after she crashed into an electrical pole in Tinley Park, IL on Tuesday, August 25th, 2015. The incident happened around 9:30 pm. The woman was driving near Glenshire Street and 88th…
Rank this Week: 90

Above the Law

Above the Law

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

http://abovethelaw.com/
  • Aug 26

    Law Schools Need To Lie More About The Market

    Law Schools Need To Lie More About The Market
    Law professor is tired of all the bad news about the legal market and he wants law schools to do a better spin job.
  • Aug 26

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.26.15

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.26.15
    * District Judge Henry Wingate suspends Mississippi's death penalty. The full written decision is expected later this week. [BuzzFeed] * Wondering why Roger Goodell is taking a hardline over Deflategate? He's just acting like any good…
  • Aug 26

    Thanks So Much To Our Awesome ATL Advertiser

    Thanks So Much To Our Awesome ATL Advertiser
    Above the Law appreciates its amazing advertisers.
Rank this Week: 9

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/
  • Aug 26

    Hickey on Principles in Constitutional Adjudication

    Hickey on Principles in Constitutional Adjudication
    Tom Hickey (Dublin City University) has posted Judges as God's Philosophers: Re-Thinking 'Principle' in Constitutional Adjudication (in L. Cahillane, J. Gallen and T. Hickey (eds), Judges, Politics and the Irish Constitution (Manchester…
  • Aug 26

    Re on "The New Holy Trinity"

    Re on "The New Holy Trinity"
    Richard M. Re (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law) has posted The New Holy Trinity (18 Green Bag 2d, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: There’s a familiar story about statutory interpretation in the Supreme...
  • Aug 26

    Jones on Disparagement of the Supreme Court

    Jones on Disparagement of the Supreme Court
    Brian Christopher Jones (Liverpool Hope University) has posted Disparaging the Supreme Court: Is SCOTUS in Serious Trouble? (Wisconsin Law Review, Online, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The piece argues that the Court is now…
Rank this Week: 14

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Aug 26

    Notable talk of crimnal justice reform at GOPAC State Legislative Leaders Summit

    Notable talk of crimnal justice reform at GOPAC State Legislative Leaders Summit
    My local Columbus Dispatch has this notable article about notable policy message that was delivered to top GOP state lawmakers at a notable conference this week. The article is headlined "Packing prisons not the answer, lawmakers…
  • Aug 26

    New research report examines impact of "Realignment" on crime in California in 2014

    New research report examines impact of "Realignment" on crime in California in 2014
    Via an email from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ), I received news about this notable new research report titled "Realignment and Crime in 2014: California’s Violent Crime in Decline." Here is how the CJCJ…
  • Aug 26

    "Why the U.S. is No. 1 -- in mass shootings"

    "Why the U.S. is No. 1 -- in mass shootings"
    In light of sad and tragic news of yet another multiple-murder shooting in Virginia (CNN report here), I found especially notable this Los Angeles Times article about some sociology research on high-profile crimes in the United States. The…
Rank this Week: 162

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 84

LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

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

http://www.lnglawblog.com
  • Aug 26

    Construction Status Report Filed for Corpus Christi LNG Project

    Construction Status Report Filed for Corpus Christi LNG Project
    Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC has filed a report with FERC on the status of construction of its LNG export terminal near Corpus Christi, Texas through July 2015.  The report states that engineering has progressed to 71.9%, procurement…
  • Aug 26

    Alaska Governor Seeks to Buyout TransCanada from Alaska LNG Project

    Alaska Governor Seeks to Buyout TransCanada from Alaska LNG Project
    The Alaska Dispatch News reports that Alaska Governor Bill Walker will ask state legislators to exercise an option to buyout TransCanada Corporation’s 25% pipeline share of the Alaska LNG project, which involves construction of an…
  • Aug 26

    Hawaii Governor Opposes LNG Import

    Hawaii Governor Opposes LNG Import
    Pacific Business News reports that Hawaii Governor David Inge, speaking at a conference in Honolulu, stated that he has “reached the conclusion that Hawaii does not need LNG in our future…. It’s time to focus all of our…
Rank this Week: 270

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: 206

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Aug 26

    Indictments will be long: State sent unsecured "classified" e-mails during Bush Administration

    Indictments will be long: State sent unsecured "classified" e-mails during Bush Administration
    A point I have tried to make a number of times on the "Eghazi: It's Classified!" "scandal" is that the originators of the "classified" e-mails were career State Department officials. Thus, I noted that the current US Ambassador to Bahrain…
  • Aug 26

    Wednesday Open Thread

    Wednesday Open Thread
    I'm on a blogging break due to my impending move (September 10.) I'll put up open threads as I can so as not to leave readers high and dry, so to speak. Blogging is a hobby but it's an expensive one. If you'd like to help out,... [[ This is…
  • Aug 23

    Bill Richardson Announces Support for Hillary

    Bill Richardson Announces Support for Hillary
    Former Gov. Bill Richardson, who supported Obama over Hillary in 2007 after his own bid ended, announced his support for Hillary today. "I am pleased to announce I wholeheartedly support Secretary Clinton's candidacy for the Presidency.…
Rank this Week: 2

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Aug 26

    Josh Wright’s Unfinished Legacy: Reforming FTC Consumer Protection Enforcement

    Josh Wright’s Unfinished Legacy: Reforming FTC Consumer Protection Enforcement
    by Berin Szoka, President, TechFreedom Josh Wright will doubtless be remembered for transforming how FTC polices competition. Between finally defining Unfair Methods of Competition (UMC), and his twelve dissents and multiple speeches about…
  • Aug 26

    Tim Muris on Joshua Wright

    Tim Muris on Joshua Wright
    by Timothy J. Muris, University Foundation Professor of Law, George Mason University and former Chairman of the FTC As the premier Antitrust scholar of his generation, Josh Wright’s appointment to the Federal Trade Commission promised…
  • Aug 26

    Josh Wright and the Limits of Antitrust

    Josh Wright and the Limits of Antitrust
    Alden Abbott and I recently co-authored an article, forthcoming in the Journal of Competition Law and Economics, in which we examined the degree to which the Supreme Court and the federal enforcement agencies have recognized the inherent…
Rank this Week: 111

Health Industry Washington Watch

Health Industry Washington Watch

Covers U.S. legislative and regulatory developments affecting the life sciences and health care industry. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.healthindustrywashingtonwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 852

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Aug 26

    I Found Happiness When I Abandoned My Work As A Lawyer And Became A Clown

    I Found Happiness When I Abandoned My Work As A Lawyer And Became A Clown
    New York Times: Abandoning the Work I Hated, by Robert Markowitz: I was the envy of my 30-something friends in Palo Alto, Calif. I had my own law office right on California Avenue. People charged with crimes handed me cash, in advance, over a…
  • Aug 26

    Kuehn: Measuring Legal Education's Employment Outcome

    Kuehn: Measuring Legal Education's Employment Outcome
    Robert R. Kuehn (Washington University), Measuring Legal Education's Employment Outcomes, 2015 Wis. L. Rev. ___ : This Article examines evidence of a possible link between learning opportunities in law school and J.D. employment outcomes. It…
  • Aug 26

    How H&R Block Is Making The Tax Code More Complicated For America’s Poor

    How H&R Block Is Making The Tax Code More Complicated For America’s Poor
    Vox, H&R Block Snuck Language into a Senate Bill to Make Taxes More Confusing for Poor People: H&R Block's entire business model is premised on taxes being confusing and hard to file. So, naturally, the tax preparation company has…
Rank this Week: 20

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

Covers trade secrets, non-competes and computer fraud. By Seyfarth & Shaw LLP.

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

    Latest Update on Federal Trade Secrets Legislation

    Latest Update on Federal Trade Secrets Legislation
    With increased activity regarding proposed federal trade secrets legislation expected next month and for the remainder of the fall Congressional session, Seyfarth Shaw’s dedicated Trade Secrets/Non-Compete group has created a resource…
  • Aug 25

    Inside Views: The Intersection Of Trade Secret Law And Social Media Privacy Legislation

    Inside Views: The Intersection Of Trade Secret Law And Social Media Privacy Legislation
    Eric Barton authored the following article on August 20, 2015 in Intellectual Property Watch summarizing several recent cases addressing trade secret claims involving social media issues, as well as providing some suggested takeaways for…
  • Aug 20

    Webinar Recap! State Specific Non-Compete Oddities Employers Should Be Aware Of

    Webinar Recap! State Specific Non-Compete Oddities Employers Should Be Aware Of
    We are pleased to announce the webinar “State Specific Non-Compete Oddities Employers Should Be Aware Of ” is now available as a podcast and webinar recording. In Seyfarth’s sixth installment, attorneys Michael Baniak and…
Rank this Week: 621

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
Rank this Week: 125

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Covers South Carolina divorce, custody and family law issues. By Gregory S. Forman.

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

    It is likely practicably impossible to terminate alimony due to “continued cohabitation” in South Carolina

    It is likely practicably impossible to terminate alimony due to “continued cohabitation” in South Carolina
    In January 2013, noting that none of the seven published South Carolina appellate opinions dealing with the issue of “continued cohabitation” had found it existed and therefore terminated alimony, I blogged, “Is there ever…
  • Aug 21

    Hobbling your own attorney

    Hobbling your own attorney
    Folks hire attorneys to accomplish their legal goals. Too often those same folks hobble their attorneys by failing to remedy counterproductive behavior. It may be human nature to blame one’s problems on outside factors but it is…
  • Aug 19

    Doubling down on stupid

    Doubling down on stupid
    Sometimes the greatest service an attorney can offer a client is to walk the client back from looming disaster. However it requires skill and experience to recognize that disaster awaits, and a different skill set to successfully convince the…
Rank this Week: 756

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys…

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys Blawg

Covers drug recalls, defective products, auto accidents, trucking accidents, settlements, safety tips, new laws and regulations.

http://thomasjhenrylaw.com/blawg/
  • Aug 26

    Scag Power Recalls Mowers - Fire Hazard

    Scag Power Recalls Mowers - Fire Hazard
    Scag Power Equipment Company is recalling 4,400 Liberty-Z lawn mowers after determining the units pose a fire hazard.
  • Aug 26

    1 Dead, 1 Injured in Redwater Motorcycle Accident

    1 Dead, 1 Injured in Redwater Motorcycle Accident
    One person is dead and another is serious injured as a result of a motorcycle accident that occurred in Redwater, Texas.
  • Aug 26

    Pregnant Woman Killed in Gastonia Crash

    Pregnant Woman Killed in Gastonia Crash
    A pregnant woman was fatally injured on Monday when her vehicle collided with another car at a Gastonia, North Carolina intersection.
Rank this Week: 554

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    New EU Regulation Will Impact Inheritance

    New EU Regulation Will Impact Inheritance
    A new EU regulation that is commonly referred to as Brussels IV will introduce significant changes to European inheritance law. Under the new regulations that went into effect on August 17, individuals will be able to choose which countries…
  • Aug 26

    Wyly Brother’s Children In Legal Battle With The SEC Over $300 Million In Frozen Asset

    Wyly Brother’s Children In Legal Battle With The SEC Over $300 Million In Frozen Asset
    The SEC has been attempting to collect on a $300 million judgment after Sam and Charles Wyly were convicted of perpetuating an offshore stock-trading fraud for over 13 years. Now the children of the Wyly brothers are challenging the…
  • Aug 26

    Renaissance Era Painting Looted By Nazi's Returned To Heir

    Renaissance Era Painting Looted By Nazi's Returned To Heir
    The German state of Baden-Würtemberg has returned the painting "Bildnis Pfalzgraf Johann III" to the heirs of the original owner. The painting was sold in 1936 following pressure from Nazi officials and the proceeds confiscated.…
Rank this Week: 31

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Aug 26

    DadsDivorce Live: Reuniting Homeless Fathers With Their Kid

    DadsDivorce Live: Reuniting Homeless Fathers With Their Kid
    It’s hard enough for divorced fathers to maintain meaningful bonds with their children under the best of circumstances. For dads who find themselves in a dire financial situation and without a place to live, the situation is drastically…
  • Aug 25

    Do Men Take Breakups Harder Than Women?

    Do Men Take Breakups Harder Than Women?
    Do men or women take breakups harder? New research suggests that women might experience more emotional turmoil after a split, but men have more difficulty recovering. Researchers from Binghamption University and University College London…
  • Aug 24

    Does A Stepdad Have A Shot At Gaining Child Custody?

    Does A Stepdad Have A Shot At Gaining Child Custody?
    Question: I have raised my stepdaughter since she was 5 years old. I have supported her financially for the last 10 years as her biological father has been out of the picture her entire life. Unfortunately, my wife has started drinking…
Rank this Week: 64

Patient Safety Blog

Patient Safety Blog

Covers healthcare, disclosure, medical error, product safety, standard of care, surgery, and travel risks. By Patrick Malone.

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

    The Connection Between Medical Malpractice Caps and Medical Harm

    The Connection Between Medical Malpractice Caps and Medical Harm
    We write often about the misguided, unfair movement to cap the amount of money plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases are allowed to receive. We’ve often detailed how these efforts, backed by the medical and insurance industries and…
  • Aug 26

    A "black box" for operating room mishaps?

    A "black box" for operating room mishaps?
    Patients who suspect malpractice after they've had an unforeseen injury from a surgical procedure quickly learn that the operating room works on a basic "honor system" for reporting errors. If something goes wrong, the surgeon is required to…
  • Aug 25

    Must We Choose Between Free Speech and Patient Safety?

    Must We Choose Between Free Speech and Patient Safety?
    What do Kim Kardashian, the First Amendment and patient safety have in common? A few weeks ago, Kardashian promoted a drug called Diclegis on her Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts, which, according to the Los Angeles Times, have more…
Rank this Week: 828

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

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

    Macadamia Nuts Recalled for Salmonella Risk

    Macadamia Nuts Recalled for Salmonella Risk
    Sid Wainer and Son of New Bedford, MA, is voluntarily recalling Jansal Valley brand Raw Macadamia Nuts because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  The product is packaged in a plastic bag labeled as Jansal…
  • Aug 26

    Green Beans Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

    Green Beans Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination
    General Mills announced on Wednesday a voluntary Class I recall of a limited quantity of frozen Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans produced over two days in March 2014. The recall is being issued as a precaution after one package of finished…
  • Aug 25

    Judge: Transfer Offer After Moldy Applesauce Report Wasn’t Retaliatory

    Judge: Transfer Offer After Moldy Applesauce Report Wasn’t Retaliatory
    In 2011, when applesauce from Snokist was making children sick as far away as North Carolina, USDA Agricultural Marketing Services local inspector Wendy Alguard told Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigators arriving on the scene in…
Rank this Week: 78

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Aug 26

    Glare of video is shifting public’s view of police

    Glare of video is shifting public’s view of police
    Jonathan Simon quoted in The New York Times, July 30, 2015 “The benefit of being able to hold police accountable in many situations where they are now largely immune is probably worth the cost alone,” said Jonathan Simon.…
  • Aug 26

    Berkeley law professor: Huckabee’s reference to precedents ‘way off-base’

    Berkeley law professor: Huckabee’s reference to precedents ‘way off-base’
    Jesse Choper interviewed for The Garden City Telegram, July 31, 2015 Jesse Choper … said in a phone interview Friday that Huckabee’s statement was “way off-base,” adding, “it does rival Donald Trump. I think…
  • Aug 26

    After crackdown on rights lawyers, China’s legal reform path uncertain

    After crackdown on rights lawyers, China’s legal reform path uncertain
    Stanley Lubman writes for The Wall Street Journal, July 31, 2015 China’s current nationwide crackdown on “rights defense” (weiquan) lawyers is the strongest assault to date on a small number of pioneers who have struggled to…
Rank this Week: 58

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Aug 26

    Release of Community Air Monitoring Training Video

    Release of Community Air Monitoring Training Video
    By Amanda Kaufman I have seen a fast expansion of next generation air pollution sensor technologies while working in the field of citizen science for the past three years. Small, hand-held air quality sensors are now commercially available…
  • Aug 26

    Improperly Stored Tires Lead to Big Mosquito Problem

    Improperly Stored Tires Lead to Big Mosquito Problem
    By Marcia Anderson I have a vivid memory of visiting a childcare center on Staten Island, NY. When I approached a corner of the backyard, a swarm of mosquitoes must have sensed me and dive-bombed onto every exposed part of my body. I was…
  • Aug 25

    Your Voice Matters! Help Shape How Federal Agencies Move Forward on Environmental Justice

    Your Voice Matters! Help Shape How Federal Agencies Move Forward on Environmental Justice
    By Mustafa Santiago Ali About the author: Mustafa Ali is the Senior Advisor to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization. Public forums in which community members participate (whether online or…
Rank this Week: 103

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

Covers law firm marketing, including advertising, blogging and sales.

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Aug 26

    7 Hot Ideas to Get New Clients Online

    7 Hot Ideas to Get New Clients Online
    LIVE WEBINAR with Larry Bodine featuring Tighe Wilhelmy Tuesday, September 1st 10 AM Pacific | 11 AM Mountain | Noon Central | 1 PM Eastern During This Free Webinar You Will Learn: How to Begin Using Legal Domain Name…
  • Aug 26

    Law Firms Hiring GCs with Energy, Government and Healthcare Expertise

    Law Firms Hiring GCs with Energy, Government and Healthcare Expertise
    In 26 instances, law firms hired GCs away from their corporations, particularly those with energy, government and healthcase experience, according to the new Manzama Q2 2015 General Counsel Movement And Activity Report. These…
  • Aug 25

    Build Your Practice by Knowing 3 Things All Clients Want

    Build Your Practice by Knowing 3 Things All Clients Want
     An ideal business development technique is to know what your clients want. All clients will tell you that they want added value for their legal services. It isn't enough anymore just to get the work done. Recent research shows…
Rank this Week: 183

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

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

    Sex Without Adverse Impact Draws Public Censure

    Sex Without Adverse Impact Draws Public Censure
    Sex with a divorce client merits a public reprimand, according to an opinion of the South Carolina Supreme Court. Respondent admits he engaged in a sexual relationship with Client while representing her in a divorce proceeding. Respondent…
  • Aug 26

    Proposed Break For Escrow Violation

    Proposed Break For Escrow Violation
    A relatively lenient sanction for misuse of client funds has been recommended by an Illinois Hearing Board. Respondent represented eight clients in obtaining reductions in their property tax assessments and property tax refunds. After…
  • Aug 26

    Reprimand For Improper Access To Dating Partner Information

    Reprimand For Improper Access To Dating Partner Information
    A public reprimand has been imposed by the Ohio Supreme Court for the following misconduct On October 6, 2014, relator, disciplinary counsel, charged Rosen with professional misconduct for conduct that occurred between August 2007 and August…
Rank this Week: 379

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

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

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

    People v. Toloy (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 26, 2015)

    People v. Toloy (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 26, 2015)
    Section 290 of the Penal Code requires that when certain people (e.g., sex offenders) are released from jail after serving a sentence of 30 days or more, these people must register their new (post-release) address with the local police…
  • Aug 25

    U.S. v. Sanchez-Gomez (9th Cir. - Aug. 25, 2015)

    U.S. v. Sanchez-Gomez (9th Cir. - Aug. 25, 2015)
    San Diego is not Los Angeles.So holds the Ninth Circuit.Okay, so it's a bit more complicated than that.  But that's essentially what the Ninth Circuit holds.Sure, in 2007, the Ninth Circuit held that the Central District of California…
  • Aug 25

    U.S. v. Christensen (9th Cir. - Aug. 25, 2015)

    U.S. v. Christensen (9th Cir. - Aug. 25, 2015)
    You might expect me to critique the Ninth Circuit for taking nearly 22 months after oral argument to write this opinion.Nope.  Not this time.This appeal involves the convictions of notorious private investigator Anthony Pellicano…
Rank this Week: 185

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

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

    News Scan

    News Scan
    News Journalists Killed on Live TV:  Two Virginia TV news journalists for WDBJ7, a reporter and a cameraman, were shot and killed on live television Wednesday morning, allegedly by a disgruntled employee.  Fox News reports that…
  • Aug 26

    Separation of Church and State, Then and Now

    Separation of Church and State, Then and Now
    There was a point in our history when it was accepted that there is, and ought to be, a pretty clearly defined separation between church and state.  The Framers thought one Church of England was enough.  Almost all of them...
  • Aug 25

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Dallas Police Face Unfair Discipline, Stress:  Officers in the Dallas Police Department have been taking longer to respond to 911 calls, partly due to officers being "mentally beaten down," according to the head of the Dallas Police…
Rank this Week: 129

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

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

    California Chipotle Tied to 115 Sick

    California Chipotle Tied to 115 Sick
    Food Safety News reports that 115 people were reported sick after eating at a Chipotle restaurant in Simi Valley, CA last week. Ventura County Public Health told Food Safety News that 98 customers and 17 employees were sickened on Aug. 18 and…
  • Aug 26

    Marler Clark Retained in Wonton Sprout Salmonella Enteritidis Outbreak

    Marler Clark Retained in Wonton Sprout Salmonella Enteritidis Outbreak
    A total of 115 persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella were reported from 12 states. CDC collaborated with public health officials in several states and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multistate…
  • Aug 25

    CDC Updates Cyclospora Numbers Likely Linked to Mexican Cilantro

    CDC Updates Cyclospora Numbers Likely Linked to Mexican Cilantro
    As of August 21, 2015, CDC had been notified of 495 ill persons with confirmed Cyclospora infection from 30 states in 2015. Most of these persons—293 (59%) of 495—experienced onset of illness on or after May 1, 2015, and did not…
Rank this Week: 65

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/
  • Aug 26

    US Releases Asia-Pacific Maritime Security Strategy

    US Releases Asia-Pacific Maritime Security Strategy
    Last week, the Pentagon released a new Asia-Pacific Maritime Security Strategy document outlining the Department's plan for ensuring the freedom of the seas and the broader security of the region. While the strategy is careful…
  • Aug 26

    Captured: Mastermind behind the 1996 Khobar Towers attack

    Captured: Mastermind behind the 1996 Khobar Towers attack
    Editor's Note: This post originally appeared on Markaz. Ahmed al-Mughassil, a Saudi Shiite who masterminded the June 25, 1996, attack on an American military base in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, has been captured by Saudi intelligence.…
  • Aug 26

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    A senior Hezbollah operative suspected of involvement in the 1996 bombing of a U.S. military complex in Saudi Arabia has been arrested and is currently in Saudi custody. A U.S. court indicted Ahmad Ibrahim al Mughassil in 2001 for his…
Rank this Week: 53

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

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

    Vladeck on Petty Offenses and Article III

    Vladeck on Petty Offenses and Article III
    Stephen I. Vladeck (American University - Washington College of Law) has posted Petty Offenses and Article III (19 Green Bag 2d, 2016, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Federal law allows magistrate judges — jurists who are…
  • Aug 26

    Murphy on Exhaustion and Brady Claim

    Murphy on Exhaustion and Brady Claim
    Tiffany Murphy (University of Arkansas - School of Law) has posted Futility of Exhaustion (University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Vol. 47, p. 697, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: A defendant’s Fourteenth Amendment due process…
  • Aug 25

    "Maryland Restricts Racial Profiling in New Guidelines for Law Enforcement"

    "Maryland Restricts Racial Profiling in New Guidelines for Law Enforcement"
    From The New York Times: BALTIMORE — Eight months after the Justice Department announced new curbs on racial profiling, Maryland became on Tuesday the first state to follow suit, with guidelines aimed at severely restricting law enforcement…
Rank this Week: 74

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/
  • Aug 26

    Consumer obtains default judgment against harassing retailer

    Consumer obtains default judgment against harassing retailer
    As we've discussed previously, almost exactly a year ago Public Citizen sued on behalf of Wisconsin consumer Cindy Cox after employees of an online retailer called Accessory Outlet threatened her with fines and derogatory credit reporting for…
  • Aug 26

    Keeping up with FDA safety alert

    Keeping up with FDA safety alert
    Want to know which drugs, medical devices, foods, cosmetics, dietary supplements, etc. may be contaminated, defective, or mislabeled? The Food and Drug Administration regularly issues safety alerts through its MedWatch system. For instance,…
  • Aug 26

    Taking advantage of lead-poisoning victim

    Taking advantage of lead-poisoning victim
    The Washington Post yesterday published an eye-opening expose concerning the practice of buying monetary settlements for lead poisoning from the victims for a fraction of what they are worth -- as little as 9 cents on the dollar. As the...
Rank this Week: 62

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

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

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

    eBook Study Aids Now Available Via Overdrive

    eBook Study Aids Now Available Via Overdrive
    The Law Library now has a large number of ebook study aids available via the Overdrive platform. The large number of titles include Gilbert’s, Q&A, Understanding (various areas of law), and Nutshells. Check them out and let us know…
  • Aug 26

    CMLAA Scholarships Available to Returning Law Student

    CMLAA Scholarships Available to Returning Law Student
    The Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association will be awarding scholarships to returning law students.  Up to 10 scholarships of $3,000 each are available to law students in good standing who have completed at least one year (29…
  • Aug 25

    What’s Up with the Bronze Plates in the Library?

    What’s Up with the Bronze Plates in the Library?
    What are those bronze pages at the entrance to the law library?  They are a sculpture by artist Jim Sanborn.  The pages are the artist’s visual history of the written law tracing the emergence of systems of justice in many…
Rank this Week: 565

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

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

    Registered Sex Offender Arrested on Child Porn Charges in Gainesville

    Registered Sex Offender Arrested on Child Porn Charges in Gainesville
    A registered sex offender in Gainesville has been charged with possession of child pornography after police allege he had many illegal images on his cellphone. According to an arrest report, an investigation is also underway into whether he…
  • Aug 20

    Man Accused of Asking Preteen Girls for Sex Online

    Man Accused of Asking Preteen Girls for Sex Online
    Clay County investigators arrested a 32-year-old Jacksonville man Friday that they claim made fake online profiles posing as a boy to lure preteen girls into having sex. The man is charged with using a computer to solicit a child for sex,…
  • Aug 17

    Synthetic Drug Ring Busted in Seminole County Sting

    Synthetic Drug Ring Busted in Seminole County Sting
    A Central Florida synthetic drug ring that was allegedly operating out of a chain of smoke shops called Pipe Dreams was busted following a year long investigation. Five people were charged, including the two primary dealers, a 74-year-old…
Rank this Week: 636

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

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

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

    congratulations to Mark Wojcik!

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

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

    Temple Law Advocacy Program: Inaugural Edward Ohlbaum Annual Paper in Advocacy Scholarship
    I am pleased to announce that Temple University Beasley School of Law’s advocacy program is soliciting articles on an advocacy or advocacy-and-law related subject for the first “Edward Ohlbaum Annual Paper in Advocacy Scholarship.”…
  • Aug 17

    job opening at Suffolk

    job opening at Suffolk
    Suffolk seeks to hire a full-time LRW faculty member to start in the fall of 2016. The person hired will teach two sections of Legal Practice Skills (LPS), a core first-year, two-semester, course (3 credits in the fall and 2...
Rank this Week: 408

Forced Migration Current Awareness…

Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog

Highlights web research and information relatd to refugees, IDPs and forced migration. By Elisa Mason.

http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Regional Focus: Europe

    Regional Focus: Europe
    Events:Report launch: Annual Report on the State of Asylum in Europe, Brussels, 10 September 2015 [info]Conference: 5 Years of EASO and the CEAS: Results and Perspectives, Valletta, Malta, 23 September 2015 [info]- Register by 11 September…
  • Aug 26

    Thematic Focus: ICTs & Information-related Item

    Thematic Focus: ICTs & Information-related Item
    "A 21st-Century Migrant’s Essentials: Food, Shelter, Smartphone," New York Times, 26 Aug. 2015 [text]Climate Refugees as Mobile Technology Users in the Future: Scenario-based Insights on the Challenges and Possibilities, Presentation at…
  • Aug 26

    Regional Focus: America

    Regional Focus: America
    Asylum Offices Publish Waiting Times (and the News is not Good) (The Asylumist Blog, Aug. 2015) [text]Central American Deportation Cases Dominate Immigration Courts (TRAC Immigration, Aug. 2015) [text] "Fleeing Cuba: A Comparative Piece…
Rank this Week: 847

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Covers biometrics, HIPAA, identity theft, PATRIOT Act, phishing and more. By Davis Wright Tremaine.

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

    UPDATE: Third Circuit Affirms FTC’s Data Security Authority in Wyndham

    UPDATE: Third Circuit Affirms FTC’s Data Security Authority in Wyndham
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit released its much-anticipated ruling in Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp. on August 24, 2015, unanimously upholding the FTC’s authority to regulate companies’ data…
  • Aug 24

    How Will Your Company Handle a Security Breach?

    How Will Your Company Handle a Security Breach?
    Are you ready in the event that your company’s records or data are lost, stolen or accessed without authorization? Do you know the notification obligations that are applicable to a data breach or when your company’s data falls…
  • Aug 20

    FCC Announces Robocalling and Caller ID Spoofing Workshop

    FCC Announces Robocalling and Caller ID Spoofing Workshop
    Program Chains Off of Recent TCPA Order on Autodialed Calls and Texts Telemarketers and others who may have been wondering how the Federal Communications Commission’s recent and – to industry participants – concerning…
Rank this Week: 750

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

Daily Canadian legal news blog powered by the team from Law Times and Canadian Lawyer.

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Aug 26

    Lawyer’s steep fine for insider tipping part of bigger trend

    Lawyer’s steep fine for insider tipping part of bigger trend
    The sanctions levied against a former Bay Street lawyer for insider tipping are part of a bigger trend of awarding higher penalties for securities transgressions, a Toronto lawyer says. This week, a panel at the Ontario Securities Commission…
  • Aug 26

    Legal news roundup - Aug. 26, 2015

    Legal news roundup - Aug. 26, 2015
    Canada Sydney tar ponds court action shut down after 11 years, Canadian Press Truro police continue property search in student homicide case, Canadian Press New Brunswick Liquor Corp. says it could go out of business if it loses beer case,…
  • Aug 25

    Ashley Madison copyright takedown notices ‘desperate’ move

    Ashley Madison copyright takedown notices ‘desperate’ move
    As leaked data from extramarital affair web site Ashley Madison continues to bubble up like toxic waste, the company is firing off copyright takedown notices to stop file sharing and social networking sites like Twitter from propagating…
Rank this Week: 94

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 444