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Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101

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

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

    Corporate Hijackings 101 l Securities Lawyer 101 Blog

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

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
      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…
  • Oct 29

    Attorney Kenneth Eade Barred from Practicing Before the SEC

    Attorney Kenneth Eade Barred from Practicing Before the SEC
    Securities Lawyers Gone Wild Series On October 28, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced the settlement of an administrative proceeding brought by the agency against Kenneth G. Eade, an attorney licensed…
Rank this Week: 288

Karp & Hart Legal Perspectives

Karp & Hart Legal Perspectives

Discusses and analyzes Pennsylvania personal injury laws.

http://www.karphart.com
  • Jan 18

    Legal Talk Podcast – Abraham Lincoln the Lawyer With Author Brian Dirck

    Legal Talk Podcast – Abraham Lincoln the Lawyer With Author Brian Dirck
    In this episode of Legal Talk, from January 18, 2008, host Stephen Karp discusses one of the most famous lawyers of all time – Abraham Lincoln with guest, Professor Brian Dirck, author of the new book “Lincoln the Lawyer.”
  • Jan 18

    LEGAL TALK PODCAST – 1/18/2008

    LEGAL TALK PODCAST – 1/18/2008
    In this episode we discuss one of the most famous lawyers of all time – Abraham Lincoln.
  • Mar 29

    Legal Talk Podcast: Motor Vehicle Violation

    Legal Talk Podcast: Motor Vehicle Violation
    Topics covered in this podcast: Peter Hart, legal talk, karp and hart, law, legal program, WCHE, motor vehicular law violations, traffic offenses, drunk driving, malpractice, Mark Lieberman, West Chester, practicing, Lieberman and Kohler,…
Rank this Week: 975

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses boating, car, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents. By Altman& Altman.

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

    Woman Killed in East Boston When Andrew McArdle Bridge Crushes Her

    Woman Killed in East Boston When Andrew McArdle Bridge Crushes Her
    A woman died in East Boston on Tuesday when the Meridian Street Bridge, also referred to as the Andrew McArdle Bridge, closed on top of her. Boston police are trying to figure out exactly what happened to cause the Massachusetts pedestrian…
  • Oct 30

    Mechanical Failure May Have Caused Deadly Halloween Hayride Crash

    Mechanical Failure May Have Caused Deadly Halloween Hayride Crash
    According to officials, a mechanical issue may have caused the Jeep serving as the Gauntlet Haunted Night hayride vehicle at Harvest Hill Farms to go down a hill at rapid speed, strike a tree, and overturn earlier this month in Maine.…
  • Oct 29

    MIT Survey Reveals Prevalence of Sexual Assault on Campuse

    MIT Survey Reveals Prevalence of Sexual Assault on Campuse
    MIT has attempted to put a precise estimate on the prevalence of sexual violence on its campus in a comprehensive survey taken anonymously by its students. According to results, which were published on Monday, about one in six female…
Rank this Week: 206

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

Offers case summaries of Delaware court decisions in business-related litigation. By Morris James.

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

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim
    Silverberg v. Gold, C.A. 7646-VCP (December 31, 2013) Under Delaware law, a so-called Brophy claim seeks to recover the profits made by trading on insider information. Showing that material insider information was available is not…
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability
    Grace v. Ashbridge LLC, C.A. 8348-VCN (December 31, 2013) In general, a successor entity is not liable for its predecessor's obligations when there has been a fundamental change in the identity of the entity.  Here, the Court held…
  • Oct 30

    Court Of Chancery Denies Fee Request for Lack Of Causation

    Court Of Chancery Denies Fee Request for Lack Of Causation
    In re TPC Group Inc. Shareholders Litigation, C.A. 7865-VCN (October 29, 2014) This is the latest in a series of decisions dealing with the claims of plaintiff stockholders for an attorneys’ fee based on improved consideration received…
Rank this Week: 368

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 29

    Wells Fargo Reaches $591 Million Mortgage Deal with Fannie Mae

    Wells Fargo Reaches $591 Million Mortgage Deal with Fannie Mae
    Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) has arrived at a $591 million mortgage settlement with Fannie Mae (FNMA). The arrangement resolves claims that the banking institution sold faulty mortgages to the government run-home loan financier and covers…
  • Oct 27

    European Commission Takes Action Against JPMorgan, UBS, RBS & Credit Swiss for Cartel Conduct

    European Commission Takes Action Against JPMorgan, UBS, RBS & Credit Swiss for Cartel Conduct
    The European Commission has found that Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), JPMorgan (JPM), UBS AG (UBS) and Credit Suisse (CS) engaged in cartel behavior. Except for RBS, which received immunity from having to pay any fines by disclosing the cartel…
  • Oct 23

    SEC to Reject BlackRock Inc. Proposal for Nontransparent Exchange-Traded Fund

    SEC to Reject BlackRock Inc. Proposal for Nontransparent Exchange-Traded Fund
    In a preliminary ruling, The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said it expects to reject BlackRock Inc.’s (BLK) proposal to put out a nontransparent exchange-traded fund. BlackRock sought permission to sell the ETF from the…
Rank this Week: 858

Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer…

Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer Blog

Covers Insurance Law. By the Law Office of Eric H. Luckman, P.A.

http://www.floridainsuranceclaimslawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 4

    "Stranger Liability" For Insurance Provider

    "Stranger Liability" For Insurance Provider
    Our Palm Beach insurance claim attorneys noticed a recent interesting insurance law case. The suit, Hull & Co. v. Superior Court, involves "stranger liability," in other words whether a victim can sue the insurance broker who provided…
  • Oct 15

    Understanding Florida Wrongful Death Claim

    Understanding Florida Wrongful Death Claim
    Wrongful death claims in the state of Florida are classified as those deaths which are directly related to someone’s negligence or a deliberate action that led up to the death. Wrongful death claims must be filed within two years in…
  • Aug 5

    Motorcycle accident victims often suffer at the hands of insurer

    Motorcycle accident victims often suffer at the hands of insurer
    According to "Ride Smart Florida" there are more than 600,000 registered motorcycles across the state of Florida. Unfortunately, statistics also show that during 2012, there were more than 9,000 accidents involving motorcycles. When you…
Rank this Week: 854

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
Rank this Week: 44

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Oct 31

    Meet me in the middle of the air.

    Meet me in the middle of the air.
    Well, well, well, so I can die easy. Superlatives work here. Jimmy Page playing the first 3 numbers in shades and a grandiose, full Victorian morning coat is one of the coolest things I have ever seen and I may...
  • Oct 30

    Greenwich Village Halloween Parade

    Greenwich Village Halloween Parade
    Since 1974, and always at night, it's the largest Halloween parade in world. 60,000 participants. A carnival. A debauch. A trip....
  • Oct 30

    2014 List: Wild Men. Wild Women.

    2014 List: Wild Men. Wild Women.
    Wild Men. Wild Women. The Rankings 1 through 100 as this blog sees them in 2014. Wild Men and Wild Women are people who listen only to the little voice in their head. They get things done. They build...
Rank this Week: 760

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

Covers Indiana law, as well as interesting developments in law and government. By Marcia Oddi.

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 68

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 31

    How to think about the question "Was Mary Burke fired from Trek?"

    How to think about the question "Was Mary Burke fired from Trek?"
    Christian Schneider offers 4 pointers:1.  The debate seems to be largely one of semantics...If your father and brother decided they wanted to remove you from your position in the family company, they wouldn't label you "fired." They'd…
  • Oct 31

    Eye color implants.

    Eye color implants.
    "I looked in the mirror and I was, like, they’re amazing."
  • Oct 31

    A thuddingly simplistic interpretation of the risks advertising on "The Daily Show."

    A thuddingly simplistic interpretation of the risks advertising on "The Daily Show."
    Jaime Fuller at WaPo points out the "Daily Show" bit where Jon Stewart acknowledges that Koch Industries is one of the show's sponsors and runs a parody of their ad in which the voiceover listing good things the company does is replaced by a…
Rank this Week: 38

On the Record

On the Record

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

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Oct 31

    Legg Mason CEO says bond ‘transition’ to set billions in motion

    Legg Mason CEO says bond ‘transition’ to set billions in motion
    Legg Mason Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer Joseph Sullivan said a “transition” of assets is under way in the bond industry, after the departure of Bill Gross from Pacific Investment Management Co. prompted investors to set…
  • Oct 31

    Lockheed’s next F-35 batch valued at $4.55B

    Lockheed’s next F-35 batch valued at $4.55B
    Lockheed Martin Corp.’s latest contract for 43 F-35 fighters has a value of about $4.55 billion, with prospects for a deal for as many as 153 more aircraft about a year from now, according to the Pentagon.
  • Oct 31

    Md. company pleads guilty to water pollution

    Md. company pleads guilty to water pollution
    A Baltimore County company that makes sports coating for surfaces like tennis courts has pleaded guilty to water pollution and agreed to pay $20,000 to the Maryland Clean Water Fund.
Rank this Week: 198

Above the Law

Above the Law

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

http://abovethelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 9

Lake County Illinois Car Accident…

Lake County Illinois Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers car, bike and train accidents. By Elman Law Group LLC.

http://www.lakecountyillinoiscaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 31

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On October 30, 2014

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On October 30, 2014
    In Lake County (IL) there were a variety of vehicle accidents and assorted traffic safety hazards on October 30, 2014. Listed below are some of these Lake County crashes and traffic hazards that happened on October 30, as reported by…
  • Oct 30

    Pedestrian Injured During Accident In Waukegan

    Pedestrian Injured During Accident In Waukegan
    There was a pedestrian accident in Waukegan Wednesday night (October 29, 2014) in which the pedestrian suffered numerous accident injuries, including multiple fractures. This accident happened at approximately 10:30 p.m. as the pedestrian…
  • Oct 24

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On October 23, 2014

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On October 23, 2014
    On October 23, 2014 there were a variety of Lake County, Illinois vehicle accidents and traffic safety hazards. Listed below are some of these Lake County, Illinois crashes and traffic hazards that happened on October 23, as seen…
Rank this Week: 803

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 56

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Oct 31

    Jenkins Voted One of the Best Legal Research Vendors!

    Jenkins Voted One of the Best Legal Research Vendors!
    This is the fifth consecutive year Jenkins has been voted one of the top Legal Research Vendors in The Legal Intelligencer’s “Best of 2014” poll. Hundreds of TLI readers took the time to vote for the best providers of…
  • Oct 23

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: International Newspapers on NewsBank

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: International Newspapers on NewsBank
    NewsBank has a collection of newspapers from around the world. Its UK and Ireland collection includes the Daily Star (7/31/2005-current), The Guardian (1/1/1998-current), The Herald [Scotland] (1/1/1998-current), and The Observer…
  • Oct 9

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: ABA Journals on LegalTrac

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: ABA Journals on LegalTrac
    Use LegalTrac to find articles from American Bar Association journals, magazines, and newsletters. Many titles include full text from 2007-present, and indexing goes back to the 1980s. ABA titles have a two week embargo between publication…
Rank this Week: 892

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 31

    Link and threat? Why the story with hyperlinks and copyright is not over yet

    Link and threat? Why the story with hyperlinks and copyright is not over yet
    There are links which may be evencuter than hyperlinksBesides the terrible, Halloween-related, pun in the title of this post, the question is: do you need permission from the relevant rightolder to link to copyright-protected…
  • Oct 31

    If all the patent trolls disappear, can royalty stacking take their place?

    If all the patent trolls disappear, can royalty stacking take their place?
    This Kat is of the view that when historians take stock of the patent troll/NPE ("non-practising entities") saga, it may rank among the oddest of all IP narratives. More than a decade into the issue, one is hard-pressed to find any consensus…
  • Oct 31

    Friday fantasie

    Friday fantasie
    Forthcoming events. Please remember to check out the IPKat's Forthcoming Events page! There's always something going on there, and you might even find a pleasant way to pass the time of day with like-minded IP experts and/or enthusiasts.…
Rank this Week: 98

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Oct 31

    Cost of Connectivity 2014

    Cost of Connectivity 2014
    Open Technology Institute: “The Cost of Connectivity is an annual report that examines the cost and speed of broadband Internet access in 24 cities in the United States (U.S.) and abroad. Overall, the data that we have collected in the…
  • Oct 30

    Doing Business 2015

    Doing Business 2015
    “Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency, a World Bank Group flagship publication, is the 12th in a series of annual reports measuring the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business…
  • Oct 30

    Guide to Cyber Threat 6 Information Sharing (Draft) – NIST

    Guide to Cyber Threat 6 Information Sharing (Draft) – NIST
    NIST Special Publication 800-150 (Draft) Guide to Cyber Threat Information Sharing (Draft). Chris Johnson, Lee Badger, David Waltermire – Computer Security Division – Information Technology…
Rank this Week: 24

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Oct 31

    Here Come the Tourist

    Here Come the Tourist
    This week's Dealb%k is about foreign debtors that file under the US Code, which also just happens to be the subject of a recent paper that my co-author and I have posted online.
  • Oct 30

    A Filing Means What It Say

    A Filing Means What It Say
    Almost two weeks ago now, the Delaware Supreme Court handed down its decision over J.P. Morgan's mistaken termination statement in the General Motors bankruptcy. (Note to Google Chrome users like me -- the link may not work; try a…
  • Oct 27

    My Worlds Collide

    My Worlds Collide
    I am obsessively interested in two things -- bankruptcy and Formula One auto racing. I feed the first interest through this blog. The second interest is tended to by watching way, way too much Formula One on television. Indeed, the...
Rank this Week: 609

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Covers library acquisitions, book talks, and administrative news.

http://library.law.yale.edu/news
  • Oct 31

    A Sampling Strategy for Empirical Case Law Research

    A Sampling Strategy for Empirical Case Law Research
    Searching for trends in the common law is a Sisyphean task for several reasons. First, most cases are never reported. So, tracking trends at the trial level requires en situ data gathering. Few researchers have the resources (or stamina) to…
  • Oct 31

    Now we have ping-pong bats!

    Now we have ping-pong bats!
    …and balls. And squash racquets. And tennis racquets. And snow shovels. And board games. And a digital camera. And chargers. And laptops. And soccer balls. And frisbees. And umbrellas. And bicycles. And bike pumps. And iPads. And a…
  • Oct 30

    Trick or Treat from the Yale Law Library!

    Trick or Treat from the Yale Law Library!
    Happy Halloween from the Yale Law Library! There will be candy in the student lounge today and tomorrow until it runs out. If you are looking for extra spookiness, check out our book display “Here Be Witches” in the L3 Reading…
Rank this Week: 255

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/
  • Oct 31

    "Turns out, violent crime may be genetic"

    "Turns out, violent crime may be genetic"
    From Quartz: Variants of two genes, MAOA and CDH13, were found to be associated with violent crime. Violent criminals, the 78 of whom had committed a total of 1,154 violent crimes, were linked most strongly to the genes, while the...
  • Oct 30

    Birckhead on Solitary Confinement of Youth

    Birckhead on Solitary Confinement of Youth
    Tamar R. Birckhead (University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law) has posted Children in Isolation: The Solitary Confinement of Youth (Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 50, No. 1, 2015, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the...
  • Oct 30

    "A 30-year-old loophole increasingly gives police officers a pass when they violate the Fourth Amendment"

    "A 30-year-old loophole increasingly gives police officers a pass when they violate the Fourth Amendment"
    From Slate: [T]he good-faith exception to the exclusionary rule stunts the development of Fourth Amendment law. It discourages defendants from challenging illegal searches by denying them the possibility of redress. And courts frequently…
Rank this Week: 180

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Business Law and Employment Law. Published By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagosmallbusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 31

    Family-Friendly Policies You Can Implement without Breaking the Bank (SMB)

    Family-Friendly Policies You Can Implement without Breaking the Bank (SMB)
    Companies with happy employees generally have high productivity and profits. There are also other benefits of employing happy employees. Higher employee morale improves a company’s reputation, making it easier for a company to recruit…
  • Oct 23

    What Obama’s Call for “Family-Friendly” Workplaces Means for the Small Business Owner

    What Obama’s Call for “Family-Friendly” Workplaces Means for the Small Business Owner
    In July 2014, President Obama unveiled a number of initiatives designed to help employees with families achieve more of a work-life balance. These initiatives, none of which are legally binding at this time, include: 1) requiring seven days…
  • Oct 9

    Two Family-Friendly Bills that Small Business Owners Should Know About

    Two Family-Friendly Bills that Small Business Owners Should Know About
    Two bills currently pending in the Illinois legislature seek to lend a hand to employees facing their own or a family member’s medical issues. The bills, the Earned Sick Time Act and the Family Leave Insurance Act, were proposed in…
Rank this Week: 798

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Oct 31

    Published This Week

    Published This Week
    David A. Hyman, Shirley Svorny, If Professions are Just 'Cartels by Another Name,' What Should We Do About it?, 163 U. of Pa. L. Rev. 101 (2014). I. Glenn Cohen, Michelle M. Mello, Clinical Trials and the Right to Remain...
  • Oct 31

    Huffington Post: How Tort 'Reform' Ruins Health Care for Everyone

    Huffington Post: How Tort 'Reform' Ruins Health Care for Everyone
    [Hat tip to Tracy Thomas of the Gender and the Law Prof Blog for sending this our way.] From the Huffington Post, here is an interesting article entitled How Tort 'Reform' Ruins Health Care for Everyone: Ebola-infected Thomas Eric Duncan...
  • Oct 28

    Published This Week

    Published This Week
    Steven P. Grossman, Using the DNA Testing of Arrestees to Reevaluate Fourth Amendment Doctrine, 49 Valparaiso U. L. Rev. (Forthcoming). Elissa Philip, Learning About Ineffectiveness: Physicians’ Prescription Decisions Regarding Off-Label…
Rank this Week: 250

IRS-Hitman

IRS-Hitman

Covers IRS tax problems. By Richard Close.

http://irs-hitman.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 31

    Ebola Donations: Check Status of Charity before Donating

    Ebola Donations: Check Status of Charity before Donating
    More than 4, 800 EVD-related deaths and more than 9,900 suspected and confirmed cases of EVD have been reported in the countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone of West Africa through October 22, 2014. Many Americans are making donations…
  • Oct 24

    Penalties and Interest on Back Taxe

    Penalties and Interest on Back Taxe
    What you owe to the IRS isn’t just for your original tax debt; the IRS charges a penalty on the total back tax amount every month. Usually, penalties are charged at 0.5 percent. As a result of the additional monthly fee, what is owed…
  • Oct 17

    Obamacare: What Employers Need to Know

    Obamacare: What Employers Need to Know
    As an employer, you have certain responsibilities under Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act. If you have 50 or more employees who work for you full-time, then you are considered an ALE( applicable large employer). An ALE employer is subject…
Rank this Week: 331

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Oct 31

    From the Bookshelves: En Recuerdo de The Dying Art of Mexican Cemeteries in the Southwest by Bruce F. Jordan

    From the Bookshelves: En Recuerdo de The Dying Art of Mexican Cemeteries in the Southwest by Bruce F. Jordan
    En Recuerdo de The Dying Art of Mexican Cemeteries in the Southwest by Bruce F. Jordan (with essays by Martina Will de Chaparro and Tony Mares and an interview by Bryce Milligan). From the back roads of New Mexico and...
  • Oct 31

    Credit Irish Immigrants with Halloween? HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

    Credit Irish Immigrants with Halloween? HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
    As Americans celebrate Halloween today with parades, parties, trick-or-treating, and other festivities, we should acknowledge that immigrants brought this festive holiday to the United States. Halloween originated as an ancient Celtic…
  • Oct 31

    Rep Senators Request President to Hold Off on Executive Action

    Rep Senators Request President to Hold Off on Executive Action
    The Three Senators As has been widely reported, three Republican senators (John McCain (Arizona), Lindsey Graham (South Carolina) and Marco Rubio (Florida) who have supported comprehensive immigration reform are now urging President Barack…
Rank this Week: 81

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Oct 31

    Posting a Positive Review on Yelp? Not Unless You Haven’t Posted Numerous Other Times Before

    Posting a Positive Review on Yelp? Not Unless You Haven’t Posted Numerous Other Times Before
    A few weeks ago, we blogged here about how some businesses may pay customers to remove negative reviews from sites such as TripAdvisor. The blog raised the question of just how reliable online reviews are given this practice and,…
  • Oct 29

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Kenneth A. Adams, Beyond Words, Solicitors Journal, Sept. 30, 2014 Andrea J. Boyack, Common Interest Community Covenants and the Freedom of Contract Myth. 22 J.L. & Pol'y 767 (2014) Jan De Bruyne, Liability of Classification Societies:…
  • Oct 28

    Urgent call for panel proposals – 3 days remaining

    Urgent call for panel proposals – 3 days remaining
    Professor Mark Burge and I are organizing a panel for the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) to be held in Boca Raton, Florida July 27-August 2, 2015. The recommended application date is this Friday,...
Rank this Week: 378

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covers asset protection, estate planning, probate and income tax planning. By Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill P.A.

http://www.sbshlaw.com/blog
  • Oct 31

    Meaningful Last Word

    Meaningful Last Word
    “Harry” complained to me recently while reading over his estate planning documents. “These seem so…cold….so….’legal’…” he said slowly, searching for the right words. “I…
  • Oct 24

    Pour Over Will

    Pour Over Will
    Last summer Patti and I – along with another couple we are friends with – travelled to Portland Oregon, exploring that wonderful region of the Pacific Northwest. While there, we all took the opportunity to white-water raft the…
  • Oct 17

    What is a Trust Administration?

    What is a Trust Administration?
    There’s much confusion for family members when a loved one dies with a revocable trust. Often they believe that the successor trustee can simply wrap things up and distribute the trust assets right away. That’s not the case. When…
Rank this Week: 871

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: 267

Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Oct 31

    Future Changes to State Estate Taxe

    Future Changes to State Estate Taxe
    Some states that have a state estate tax have enacted laws that create continuing change the estate tax over the coming years. These changes are primarily an increase the exemption amount or to move toward repeal of the estate tax...
  • Oct 31

    Book on Federal Gift, Estate, and Generation-Skipping Transfer Taxation of Life Insurance

    Book on Federal Gift, Estate, and Generation-Skipping Transfer Taxation of Life Insurance
    Lawrence Brody & Mary Ann Mancini published the third edition of their book entitled, Federal Gift, Estate, and Generation-Skipping Transfer Taxation of Life Insurance. Provided below is a description of the book from ABA: This concise…
  • Oct 31

    CLE on SCINS and Private Annuitie

    CLE on SCINS and Private Annuitie
    The ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law is presenting an eCLE entitled, SCINS and Private Annuities: Using Bet-to-Die Estate Planning Techniques, Thursday, November 20, 2014, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET. Here is why you should…
Rank this Week: 52

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 31

    Sheley on Adultery and Sovereignty in Great Britain

    Sheley on Adultery and Sovereignty in Great Britain
    Erin L. Sheley, George Washington University Law School, has posted Adultery, Criminality, and the Myth of English Sovereignty, forthcoming in Law, Culture and the Humanities 11 (2015).  Here is the abstract:This article argues that in…
  • Oct 30

    Ernst, Cherba & Sprengelmeyer's "Wadena Rock Festival"

    Ernst, Cherba & Sprengelmeyer's "Wadena Rock Festival"
    I note the publication of The Wadena Rock Festival: From Courtrooms to Cornfields, by Daniel P. Ernst, Constance R. Cherba, and Victor V. Sprengelmeyer.  The Daniel Ernst in question is my father, a lawyer who practiced primarily in…
  • Oct 30

    Legal Discourse in Vichy France and Nazi Germany

    Legal Discourse in Vichy France and Nazi Germany
    Today!!   Hat Tip: H-Law
Rank this Week: 242

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Oct 31

    Additional News Coverage of Scott Panetti's Execution Date

    Additional News Coverage of Scott Panetti's Execution Date
    The Guardian reports, "Texas sets execution date for mentally ill killer Scott Panetti," by Tom Dart. Texas is preparing to execute a mentally ill man who dressed as a cowboy at his trial and attempted to subpoena Jesus Christ, John...
  • Oct 30

    Sister Helen Starts Petition for Max Soffar

    Sister Helen Starts Petition for Max Soffar
    "Let Max Soffar, an innocent man, die at home," is the Change.org petition started by Sister Helen Prejean with ACLU Action. Here's the beginning of this must-read: After serving 34 years on death row for a crime that he did...
  • Oct 30

    Colorado Death Penalty Politics, Continued

    Colorado Death Penalty Politics, Continued
    "Dunlap 'full clemency' ad abandons reality," is by the Denver Post Editorial Board. Criticizing the governor over his handling of the Dunlap case and his position on the death penalty is fair game. Claiming he has threatened to release a...
Rank this Week: 26

Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

http://www.hillandponton.com/blog/
  • Oct 31

    TDIU

    TDIU
    Claims for “total disability on the basis of individual unemployability” or TDIU continue to be on the rise as more and more veterans are being diagnosed with a number of diseases and conditions that result in their being unable…
  • Oct 30

    Is the Continuing Disability Review (CDR) Process Different for Children Receiving SSI Benefits?

    Is the Continuing Disability Review (CDR) Process Different for Children Receiving SSI Benefits?
    Yes, in several ways. First, the Social Security Administration does not assess Residual Functional Capacity Assessments for Children. Additionally, the sequential evaluation process for a Child’s CDR is different than in an Adult CDR…
  • Oct 29

    Veterans Statistics Regarding PTSD

    Veterans Statistics Regarding PTSD
    I first want to briefly explain what PTSD is and the effects it can have on one’s daily quality of life. Many people experience this very debilitating condition and suffer in varying degrees. The onset of PTSD usually coincides with…
Rank this Week: 920

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Oct 31

    Unpasteurized Apple Cider Linked to E. Coli Illnesses, Recalled in Canada

    Unpasteurized Apple Cider Linked to E. Coli Illnesses, Recalled in Canada
    Rolling Acres Cider Mill is recalling unpasteurized apple cider from the marketplace due to E.coli O157:H7 contamination. There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of the products. The following products…
  • Oct 30

    GE Salmon Company Fined Over Permit Problems in Panama

    GE Salmon Company Fined Over Permit Problems in Panama
    The government of Panama has revealed that, in July of this year, it levied a fine on AquaBounty Technologies, the Massachusetts-based company seeking government approval to bring the first genetically modified salmon to market in the…
  • Oct 30

    Report: Bait-and-Switch Tactics Found in One-Third of U.S. Shrimp Sale

    Report: Bait-and-Switch Tactics Found in One-Third of U.S. Shrimp Sale
    Oceana, the oceans conservation group that’s earned a reputation for sniffing out fish fraud, is out with a new study on how consumers are even being fooled by America’s favorite seafood — shrimp purchased at restaurants and…
Rank this Week: 100

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Covers developments in privacy law. By David T.S. Fraser.

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Oct 31

    Lawful access I can get behind: Missing Persons Act (NS) still in limbo

    Lawful access I can get behind: Missing Persons Act (NS) still in limbo
    Among the many reasons put forward for "lawful access" and warrantless access to personal information is the need to obtain information in missing persons cases, where the timeliness of obtaining phone information about a missing person can…
  • Oct 30

    Annual Report to Parliament on the Privacy Act tabled for 2013-2014

    Annual Report to Parliament on the Privacy Act tabled for 2013-2014
    The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has released its annual report on the Privacy Act, Canada's federal public sector privacy legislation, for 2013-2014. The report was tabled by our new Commissioner, Daniel Therrien, but relates…
  • Oct 29

    Privacy regulators call for measured response to terrorism attack

    Privacy regulators call for measured response to terrorism attack
    In anticipation of new federal regulations to expand police surveillance powers and in connection with their annual meeting, Canadian federal, provincial and territorial privacy regulators, in a media release, have called upon the Federal…
Rank this Week: 836

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Oct 31

    Theo Padnos' Remarkable Account of Captivity and Torture

    Theo Padnos' Remarkable Account of Captivity and Torture
    In the New York Times, Peter Theo Curtis, aka Theo Padnos, provides a detailed and fascinating account of his 2 years as an Al Nusra hostage in Syria. He is now home in Vermont, having been released in August, days after the James Foley…
  • Oct 31

    A Small But Perceptible Shift in U.S. Global Drug Policy

    A Small But Perceptible Shift in U.S. Global Drug Policy
    This doesn't seem to have picked up as much traction in the U.S. as it has elsewhere, and it may not be huge, but it does represent a shift in stance on the U.S. global war on drugs. Robert Brownfield, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of... [[…
  • Oct 30

    Thursday Open Thread

    Thursday Open Thread
    Sorry everyone, I've been swamped at work and didn't know the last open thread was full. Here's a new one, all topics welcome. I'll be back soon. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 3

Microjuris al Día

Microjuris al Día

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

http://aldia.microjuris.com/
  • Oct 31

    Ley del Bosque Modelo lista para firma del gobernador

    Ley del Bosque Modelo lista para firma del gobernador
    La secretaria del Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Ambientales (DRNA), Carmen R. Guerrero Pérez, celebró la aprobación del proyecto de ley del Bosque Modelo por parte de la Cámara y el Senado, y el paso de la…
  • Oct 31

    Supremo revoca multas a megatienda por no incumplir con reglamento del DACO

    Supremo revoca multas a megatienda por no incumplir con reglamento del DACO
    Descarga el documento: Departamento de Asuntos del Consumidor v. TRU of Puerto Rico El 24 de septiembre de 2009, el Departamento de Asuntos del Consumidor (DACO) aprobó un reglamento contra prácticas y anuncios engañosos.…
  • Oct 31

    Listas las nuevas guías de ASUME para computar las pensiones alimentaria

    Listas las nuevas guías de ASUME para computar las pensiones alimentaria
    La administradora de la Administración para el Sustento de Menores (ASUME), Rosabelle Padín Batista, y la directora administrativa de la Oficina de Administración de los Tribunales (OAT), Hon. Isabel Llompart Zeno,…
Rank this Week: 518

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Oct 31

    Tenure standards and recruiting

    Tenure standards and recruiting
    A new question for this ongoing exchange: If a school (not Harvard/Yale/Stanford) were to take the lead and up its tenure standard to 5-6 articles in five years (from its current 2-3 in the same period), how would that affect entry-level…
  • Oct 31

    A "Call for Annotations" from The Green Bag

    A "Call for Annotations" from The Green Bag
    Call for Annotations: “The Adventure of the Norwood Builder” Our annual Almanac & Reader always has three main features: (1) exemplary legal writing, (2) chronologies of interesting moments in law and language, and (3) entertaining…
  • Oct 30

    An Anatomy of the Death of the Kibbutz: Review of Amos Oz, Between Friend

    An Anatomy of the Death of the Kibbutz: Review of Amos Oz, Between Friend
    My grandmother Dora and her sister Batya were the sole survivors (so we thought, years later, a brother would emerge in Ukraine) of their family, having both moved to Palestine before the war. But Dora and Batya could not have had more…
Rank this Week: 131

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

Devoted to the civil litigators of South Florida, their goings and doings, their peculiarities and personalities, all done with humor, love, jealousy, snark and just a little bit of class.

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 31

    Airbag Failures R Us!

    Airbag Failures R Us!
    Sheesh, what a gasbag airbag!
  • Oct 30

    True Story -- The Herald Was Interesting This Morning!

    True Story -- The Herald Was Interesting This Morning!
    Imagine my surprise, while perusing the car ads and health care plans in today's paper, that I learned something new:  it turns out Pam Bondi actually works for Dickstein Shapiro:Cases involving Dickstein Shapiro clients that fizzled in…
  • Oct 29

    More YES On 2

    More YES On 2
    A great endorsement for Amendment 2 here from Florida Today.If we can expand personal freedom without creating a new public harm, we should do it. If we can empower the sick with an affordable, relatively safe option for treating pain, lost…
Rank this Week: 232

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/
  • Oct 31

    Taxing Made-to-Order Embryo Sale

    Taxing Made-to-Order Embryo Sale
    Glenn Cohen (Harvard Law) and Eli Adashi (Brown Medical School) have published Made-to-Order Embryos for Sale -- A Brave New World?, a short "Sounding Board" article in the New England Journal of Medicine (full cite: 368 New Eng. J.…
  • Oct 31

    Haunted Courthouse?

    Haunted Courthouse?
    Well, we're back at Halloween -- my favorite holiday. In the past I've asked about whether houses in rural Virginia are haunted. But this time I want to post a picture of a courthouse here in North Carolina that some...
  • Oct 30

    Dear Voter

    Dear Voter
    Goodness, voting mail shenanigans are in the news. I hope to find time to blog about this experiment that has got political scientists at Dartmouth and Stanford in hot water. But for now, a quick post on another technique—this one...
Rank this Week: 138

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Oct 31

    Nit-Picky Comment on India - Agricultural Product

    Nit-Picky Comment on India - Agricultural Product
    This is from the recent panel report in India - Agricultural Products: 7.791. In its panel request, the United States claimed that India acted inconsistently with Annex B(5)(a) to (5)(d) because it failed to, inter alia, identify the parts…
  • Oct 31

    The Role of the EU and the Member States in Trade Policy

    The Role of the EU and the Member States in Trade Policy
    From the European Commission: The Commission decided today to request an opinion of the EU Court of Justice on the competence to sign and ratify a trade agreement with Singapore. Commissioner De Gucht said: 'I have been saying for months...
  • Oct 31

    Trade Law Case Note

    Trade Law Case Note
    From the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies and Oxford University Press: Dear colleagues, We are writing to invite you to join an exciting new project undertaken by the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies and Oxford…
Rank this Week: 329

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

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

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 31

    Brains Eating Themselve

    Brains Eating Themselve
    The Chronicle of Higher Education has a good article today at its website on the links among zombie studies, navel gazing, and well, the inevitable. Link here.
  • Oct 31

    A New Blog and a New Book of Interest

    A New Blog and a New Book of Interest
    John Denvir, Research Professor of Law at University of San Francisco Law School, has launched a new blog, Guile Is Good, in conjunction with his new book, Guile Is Good (available through Amazon in both paperback and Kindle versions). Here's…
  • Oct 29

    Full U.S. Breakfast

    Full U.S. Breakfast
    Ross E. Davies, George Mason University School of Law, and The Green Bag, has published Breakfast with the Justices: Networking in the Nineteenth Century at The Green Bag Almanac & Reader 109 (2014). Here is the abstract.On Thursday,…
Rank this Week: 566

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

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

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

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Oct 31

    Happy Halloween!

    Happy Halloween!
    Today is my annual Happy Halloween and Happy Birthday To Me message. Happy Birthday also to my friends who share this birthday, such as Martha, Melissa, Marissa, Haidar, and Lisa. Stay safe out there.
  • Oct 30

    Succeed in Court: How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim

    Succeed in Court: How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim
    Though an attorney will act as your advocate and do everything possible to help you win your personal injury claim, there are steps that you can take that will help your case succeed. It may seem common sense that you should receive payment…
  • Oct 29

    Injury Induced By Robotic Surgery Increases With Advertising

    Injury Induced By Robotic Surgery Increases With Advertising
    Bloomberg News reports surgeries performed by robots are increasing, “fueled by aggressive marketing by doctors, hospitals and Intuitive Surgical Inc.,” the $1.5 million robot’s manufacturer. Advertising for the…
Rank this Week: 342

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: 202

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/
Rank this Week: 295

Popehat

Popehat

A Group Complaint about Law, Liberty, and Leisure

http://www.popehat.com
  • Oct 31

    Clark on the Ace of Spades Podcast

    Clark on the Ace of Spades Podcast
    I've been reading Ace of Spades since way back in the early days of the blogosphere, so it was a thrill to be invited on the podcast last night to talk about the blue, pink, red, and gray teams, about #GamerGate, about John Scalzi and Vox Day…
  • Oct 30

    Bill Maher: "If You Strike Me Down, I Shall Become More Powerful Than You Can Possibly Imagine."

    Bill Maher: "If You Strike Me Down, I Shall Become More Powerful Than You Can Possibly Imagine."
    The editors at The Federalist were kind enough to ask me to write a guest post, on the movement at UC-Berkeley to disinvite heretic Bill Maher from speaking at December commencement. I took them up on the opportunity. Bill Maher: "If You…
  • Oct 29

    The Road To Popehat: Spooky Edition

    The Road To Popehat: Spooky Edition
    It's time once again for the Road to Popehat: the feature in which we check out the traffic logs, see what searches brought you here, and ask ourselves "would a zombie apocalypse really be so bad and/or immediately recognizable?" speeches…
Rank this Week: 522