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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…
  • Feb 26

    George Theodule Sentenced to 150 Month

    George Theodule Sentenced to 150 Month
    On February 26, 2014, the FBI announced George Louis Theodule, 52, a former resident of Wellington, Florida was sentenced to 150 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Theodule previously pled guilty to wire…
  • Feb 26

    SEC Charges Arizona-Based Equity Fund l Securities Lawyer 101

    SEC Charges Arizona-Based Equity Fund l Securities Lawyer 101
    Securities Lawyer 101 Blog On February 26, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced charges against an Arizona-based private equity fund manager and his investment advisory firm for…
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Florida Abogado de Lesión Blog

Florida Abogado de Lesión Blog

Spanish language blog on auto accidents and personal injuries. By Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A.

http://www.abogadodelesionflorida.com/
  • Jan 14

    Pasos a Seguir Si Usted Está en un Accidente de Tráfico en la Florida

    Pasos a Seguir Si Usted Está en un Accidente de Tráfico en la Florida
    Sin lugar a dudas, un accidente de coche puede ser muy angustiante e incluso para los conductores más cuidadosos. De hecho, para la mayoría de la gente, un accidente no sólo arruina su día, nuestros abogados de…
  • Apr 7

    Florida House Passes Citizens Sinkhole Repair Program Bill

    Florida House Passes Citizens Sinkhole Repair Program Bill
    La Cámara de Representantes de la Florida aprueba un proyecto de ley para un programa de reparación de sumideros para los ciudadanos La Cámara de la Florida aprobó el HB 129, comúnmente conocido como la…
  • Apr 1

    Pasos a Seguir Si Usted Está en un Accidente de Tráfico en la Florida

    Pasos a Seguir Si Usted Está en un Accidente de Tráfico en la Florida
    Sin lugar a dudas, un accidente de coche puede ser muy angustiante e incluso para los conductores más cuidadosos. De hecho, para la mayoría de la gente, un accidente no sólo arruina su día, nuestros abogados de…
Rank this Week: 779

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…
  • Apr 23

    Owner of Back Bay Building Files Lawsuit in Fatal Beacon Street Fire

    Owner of Back Bay Building Files Lawsuit in Fatal Beacon Street Fire
    The charred shell of a building is all that remains at 298 Beacon Street in Back Bay. The prestigious address on the tree lined street was once a grand old brownstone nestled in between rows of historic homes and old Boston. The nine alarm…
  • Apr 22

    Boston Marathon Spectator Plunges At Least 15 Feet in Newton, MA Balcony Fall

    Boston Marathon Spectator Plunges At Least 15 Feet in Newton, MA Balcony Fall
    A woman was rushed to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on Monday after she fell at least 15 feet from a second-floor balcony while watching the Boston Marathon. Authorities say that the railing broke, which caused the Newton,…
Rank this Week: 398

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…
  • Apr 16

    Court Of Chancery Explains Shared Causation In Fee Award

    Court Of Chancery Explains Shared Causation In Fee Award
    Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP v. Fidelity Management & Research Company, C.A. 8066-VCL (April 16, 2014) This decision explains how to calculate an attorney fee when there are 2 potential causes for a favorable settlement of a class…
Rank this Week: 242

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…
  • Apr 16

    Barclays Settles Two Libor-Related Securities Case

    Barclays Settles Two Libor-Related Securities Case
    Barclays (BARC) has just settled two Libor-related securities cases alleging mis-selling related to Libor. In the first lawsuit, filed by Guardian Care Homes over interest swaps worth £70M that were linked to the benchmark interest…
  • Apr 15

    SEC Takes a Closer Look at Municipal Bond

    SEC Takes a Closer Look at Municipal Bond
    The US Securities and Exchange Commission is finally beginning to scrutinize municipal bond issuers. Recent efforts include the opening of investigations into whether certain municipalities misled investors about their financial well-being…
Rank this Week: 787

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…
  • Apr 8

    When your insurer lets you down

    When your insurer lets you down
    If you are like most homeowners, you have paid your insurance premium monthly for as long as you've had your home. Then comes the day when you need to file a claim and your insurance company does everything in their power to avoid paying that…
  • Jan 28

    New Florida Bad Faith Insurance Decision

    New Florida Bad Faith Insurance Decision
    Residents in Palm Beach, Miami, and throughout southern Florida count on their insurance providers to be there when they need them. The entire purpose of paying premiums into an insurance policy is to provide peace of mind, knowing that…
Rank this Week: 421

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/
Rank this Week: 585

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
Rank this Week: 16

The Verdict

The Verdict

Topics range from Iowa to the national scene but concentrate heavily on Iowa cases. By Stephen D Lombardi.

http://www.lombardilaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    PIneda-the-Pinhead Does It Again

    PIneda-the-Pinhead Does It Again
    The culture of the Yankee organization stands for cheating, getting away with whatever the refs can't see; which is why they will never agree to instant replay. In a 5-1 loss last night Yankees starter pitcher, Pineda-the-Pinhead…
  • Apr 23

    Iowa gun laws as revised for 2011 took discretion away from permit issuer

    Iowa gun laws as revised for 2011 took discretion away from permit issuer
    New gun laws took effect in Iowa on January 1, 2011, with lawmakers looking to reduce inconsistencies in the law by taking power out of the hands of sheriffs and into the hands of those wanting to carry weapons.  Before 2011, sheriffs or…
  • Apr 22

    Waiting for regulations to prevent potentially-fatal dust fires in factorie

    Waiting for regulations to prevent potentially-fatal dust fires in factorie
    It can happen in wood mills, grain mills, sugar factories, and plastic plants: Combustible dust particles become airborne in a confined space, they overheat, are sparked, and ignite, causing an explosion.  If the plant isn’t…
Rank this Week: 374

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Inequitable conduct found by DNJ renders U.S. Patents 6,397,458 and 6,808,551 unenforceable

    Inequitable conduct found by DNJ renders U.S. Patents 6,397,458 and 6,808,551 unenforceable
    The District Court of New Jersey made a finding of inequitable conduct against 3M Innovative Properties in the case Transweb v. 3M Innovative Properties, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54919.From the decision:The Court has reviewed the record in…
  • Apr 23

    Fractured CAFC decision in Braintree v. Novel with two different dissents; case punted back to DNJ

    Fractured CAFC decision in Braintree v. Novel with two different dissents; case punted back to DNJ
    In the case of Braintree v. Novel , the dispositionwhich statesBecause we agree with Novel that the district courterred in its construction of the claim term “clinicallysignificant electrolyte shifts,” we reverse the…
  • Apr 23

    "Text laundering" fools plagiarism detection software

    "Text laundering" fools plagiarism detection software
    From How To Fool A Plagiarism Detector All a hypothetical plagiarist needs to do, to evade such software, is to make sure that no more than, say, any given three or four consecutive words are identical to their source. So they can copy and…
Rank this Week: 122

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Covers accounting/auditing, commercial lending, credit unions, electronic banking, privacy, RESPA and stocks. By Kevin Funnell.

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • Apr 23

    Bill Isaac: A B-52 Cluster Snark Bomber

    Bill Isaac: A B-52 Cluster Snark Bomber
    While my blog was knocked off the air for several days due to the massive DDoS attack on Typepad (my blog hosting service), former FDIC Chairman stepped up to the plate and held high the mighty fist of snark, which...
  • Apr 20

    States Pointing Out Problems With Choke Oint

    States Pointing Out Problems With Choke Oint
    According to the American Banker (paid subscription required), state bank regulators are expressing their concern that the DOJ and federal bank regulators "Operation Choke Point" is throttling more than some bad guys the operation…
  • Apr 17

    When Curry Speaks, All Banks Should Listen

    When Curry Speaks, All Banks Should Listen
    The Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry gave a speech the other day (paid subscription required), and emphasized a couple of points that vendor management folks at financial institutions with various charters--state and federal, bank and…
Rank this Week: 444

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/
  • Apr 23

    Weber on Due Process & the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

    Weber on Due Process & the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
    Mark C. Weber (DePaul University College of Law) has posted In Defense of IDEA Due Process (Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Due Process hearing rights under the Individuals with…
  • Apr 23

    Kalajdzic on Cy Près in Class Actions Settlement

    Kalajdzic on Cy Près in Class Actions Settlement
    Jasminka Kalajdzic (University of Windsor - Faculty of Law) has posted The 'Illusion of Compensation': Cy Pres Distributions in Canadian Class Actions on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In both the U.S. and Canada, the now common use of cy...
  • Apr 23

    Kopel on the Posse Comitatu

    Kopel on the Posse Comitatu
    David B. Kopel (Independence Institute) has posted The Posse Comitatus and the Office of Sheriff: Armed Citizens Summoned to the Aid of Law Enforcement (Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The…
Rank this Week: 89

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    4/23 Motion Hearings #3: Discovery, Discovery, Discovery

    4/23 Motion Hearings #3: Discovery, Discovery, Discovery
    The court returns from recess to consider two defense discovery motions, AE224, seeking information surrounding the facts and circumstances of the death of Abdul Aziz Bin Attash, and AE225, requesting files on the Kuwaiti prosecution of four…
  • Apr 23

    4/23 Motion Hearings #2: In Defense of Ex Parte Letters Rogatory

    4/23 Motion Hearings #2: In Defense of Ex Parte Letters Rogatory
    Next up is AE223A, a government response to a defense request that Judge Pohl authorize ex parte letters rogatory—essentially letters from the court to a foreign government seeking assistance in obtaining evidence and witnesses.…
  • Apr 23

    4/23 Motions Hearing #1: More Arguments Against Capital Punishment

    4/23 Motions Hearing #1: More Arguments Against Capital Punishment
    Picking up on the tail end of Tuesday’s arguments on capital punishment, the prosecutor CDR Andrea Lockhart says that the government is ready to argue AE212, a defense motion seeking to strike the prosecution’s intent to seek the…
Rank this Week: 193

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

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

http://www.salmonellablog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Bearded Dragon

    Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Bearded Dragon
    As of April 21, 2014, a total of 132 persons infected with the outbreak strain of SalmonellaCotham have been reported from 31 states since February 21, 2012. 58% of ill... Continue Reading
  • Apr 22

    Trader Joe’s Recalls Basil with Salmonella

    Trader Joe’s Recalls Basil with Salmonella
    Infinite Herbs LLC of Miami, FL, is voluntarily recalling one lot of its 2.5-ounce packages of Organic Basil sold at Trader Joe’s because of potential contamination with Salmonella. The recall only... Continue Reading
  • Apr 9

    Lisy Recalls Salmonella Basil

    Lisy Recalls Salmonella Basil
    Lisy Corporation of Miami, FL is voluntarily recalling Lisy Sweet Basil (Albahaca), 6 oz jar, Item #1132, Lot #’s A013 0518 & A014 0518, because it has the potential to... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 997

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law…

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law Blog

Focuses on recent developments and news in labor and employment law in Wisconsin and at the federal level. By Randy T. Enochs.

http://milwaukeeemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    April Edition of the Employment Law Blog Carnival is LIVE!

    April Edition of the Employment Law Blog Carnival is LIVE!
    Attorney Tim Eavenson over at the "Current Employment" blog hosted this month's edition of the employment law blog carnival (which I contribute to just about every month).  Just it out here!
  • Apr 14

    Court Holds Placing Pregnant Employee on Paid Leave Not a "Per Se Reasonable Accommodation"

    Court Holds Placing Pregnant Employee on Paid Leave Not a "Per Se Reasonable Accommodation"
    A federal district court in California granted in part and denied in part a defendant-employer's Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss a plaintiff's claims, primarily based on pregnancy discrimination, holding that their placing the plaintiff,…
  • Apr 10

    Wisconsin Social Media Protection Act

    Wisconsin Social Media Protection Act
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed the Wisconsin Social Media Protection Act (2013 Wisconsin Act 208) into law this past week, giving employees in Wisconsin more privacy in the workplace, though the legislation provides several exceptions…
Rank this Week: 879

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 32

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

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Apr 23

    As of April 21, 2014, a total of 132…

    As of April 21, 2014, a total of 132 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Cotham have been reported from 31 states since February 21, 2012. 58% of ill persons are children 5 years of age or younger. 42% of ill persons have…
  • Apr 18

    Greenfield Dairy Raw Milk Listeria Recall

    Greenfield Dairy Raw Milk Listeria Recall
    Consumers who purchased raw milk from Greenfield Dairy, 1450 Tittle Road, Middleburg, should discard it immediately due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today said raw milk collected…
  • Apr 18

    Over 300 Seek Hepatitis A Vaccines after eating at La Fontana in Nyack

    Over 300 Seek Hepatitis A Vaccines after eating at La Fontana in Nyack
    According to press reports, more than 300 people who had eaten at La Fontana restaurant in Nyack between March 29 and April 1 received free vaccines last weekend for Hepatitis A. The Rockland County Department of Health gave out the free…
Rank this Week: 95

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett 13-1010 Issue: (1) Whether, when construing collective bargaining agreements in Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA) cases, courts should presume that silence…
  • Apr 23

    Today’s transcript

    Today’s transcript
    The transcript in  CTS Corp. v. Waldburger is here. The transcript in United States v. Clarke is here.  
  • Apr 23

    Opinion analysis: Dividing the duty to pay for child porn

    Opinion analysis: Dividing the duty to pay for child porn
    Analysis Each individual — among hundreds and maybe thousands — found guilty of keeping and looking at images of a child being sexually abused must pay the victim something more than a “trivial” sum, but none of them…
Rank this Week: 19

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 261

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Apr 23

    Sherpas, Death, and Anger on Everest : The New Yorker

    Sherpas, Death, and Anger on Everest : The New Yorker
    Adding to Brice’s concern, some of his most experienced Sherpas, ordinarily exceedingly stoical men, approached him to say that the conditions on the mountain made them fear for their lives. One of them actually broke down in tears as…
  • Apr 23

    Best of the Web Today: First Among Equals - WSJ.com

    Best of the Web Today: First Among Equals - WSJ.com
    Clearest of all is Justice Antonin Scalia's concurrence in the judgment, joined by Justice Clarence Thomas. "It has come to this," Scalia begins portentously. "Called upon to explore the jurisprudential twilight zone between two errant lines…
  • Apr 23

    Raced-Based Preferences Forever | National Review Online

    Raced-Based Preferences Forever | National Review Online
    Supporters of affirmative action are now signaling similar weakness. What was called “racial quotas” in the 1970s and has been referred to as “affirmative action” since the 1990s is giving way to a new term:…
Rank this Week: 453

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Blogging resources, ideas and news for law firm bloggers. By Kevin O'Keefe.

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Will we see the death of traditional media for law firm influence?

    Will we see the death of traditional media for law firm influence?
    Politico’s media blogger, Dylan Byers (@dylanbyers), is predicting the death of the Sunday morning news shows that for decades have set the tone in American politics. The public affairs shows — “Meet the Press,”…
  • Apr 23

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Trial Tattoo, Stolen Laptops, POM at SCOTUS

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Trial Tattoo, Stolen Laptops, POM at SCOTUS
    Authoring a good and tasteful personal injury blog shouldn’t be that hard to do—and yet, it seems, it is for some. Though, not for Idaho attorney James Bendell. He has a funny post today involving a tattoo someone would really…
  • Apr 22

    Your new Twitter profile is available and waiting

    Your new Twitter profile is available and waiting
    Logging into Twitter on your desktop you’ll be prompted to begin using the new Twitter profile. Twitter has been rolling the new profiles to select users over the last month plus. Today, the new web profile experience is being…
Rank this Week: 20

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 23

    Goodbye QPLegalEze; Welcome Open Law

    Goodbye QPLegalEze; Welcome Open Law
    April launched an exciting development for BC legal researchers and for the open law and open data movements. QP LegalEze, the BC Queen’s Printer’s deep and highly functional subscription service for current and some historical…
  • Apr 23

    Is Wearable Tech Dead?

    Is Wearable Tech Dead?
    Nike just announced that it is exiting its FuelBand fitness tracker business. Another article claims that “it’s only a matter of time until [Google Glass] joins devices such as the Zune, the Kin, the PlayBook, and the Xoom in tech…
  • Apr 23

    The Dangers of Social Networking and How to Avoid Them

    The Dangers of Social Networking and How to Avoid Them
    Although social networking tools offer lawyers many interesting new ways to interact with people in both personal and work spheres, there are some risks associated with using them. Before you venture into social networking, consider Section…
Rank this Week: 58

ExportLawBlog

ExportLawBlog

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

http://www.exportlawblog.com
  • Apr 23

    Stuck Between a Rock and an OFAC Place

    Stuck Between a Rock and an OFAC Place
    Last week the Office of Foreign Assets Control announced that it whacked Carlson Wagonlit with a massive $5,990,490 fine for doing business in Europe as an American. Specifically, the massive fine was levied because Carlson was involved in…
  • Apr 21

    Oh, The Errors You’ll Make!

    Oh, The Errors You’ll Make!
    Yesterday the New York Times followed up on its article about the mysterious U.S. plane seen on the runway of an airport in Tehran. According to the follow-up article, the plane was leased by the Bank of Utah by a Ghanaian mining company…
  • Apr 18

    Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

    Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
    N604EP in Zurich last January (Alec Wilson via Flickr, CC-BY-SA-2.0) According to an article in the New York Times, and a picture snapped by one of its reporters in Tehran, a U.S. registered corporate jet with a discreet U.S. flag painted on…
Rank this Week: 814

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/
  • Apr 23

    Rethink Red Lion?

    Rethink Red Lion?
    Ron Collins: More than a quarter-century ago, Professor Laurence Tribe declared: “The first amendment’s sweeping guarantees have been most compromised in the realm of the most modern medium: electronic broadcasting.”…
  • Apr 23

    Shorter Supreme Court in Child Pornography Case: Congress, Please Override U

    Shorter Supreme Court in Child Pornography Case: Congress, Please Override U
    Today the Supreme Court decided a statutory interpretation case, Paroline v. U.S. with no easy answer, an unusual cross-ideological divide among the Justices, an interpretation offered by the majority which Adam Liptak rightfully describes as…
  • Apr 23

    “Hardening Partisanship in State Legislatures”

    “Hardening Partisanship in State Legislatures”
    FairVote blog. … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 308

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/
  • Apr 23

    Payday Lending and the FTC Credit Practices Rule

    Payday Lending and the FTC Credit Practices Rule
    Why doesn’t payday lending violate the FTC’s Credit Practices Rule (16 C.F.R. 444.2)? That’s what I’m trying to figure out. The Credit Practices Rule prohibits taking or receiving directly or indirectly an assignment of wages in most…
  • Apr 23

    When the Wheels are Spinning Around

    When the Wheels are Spinning Around
    Some thoughts on GM, successor liability, 363 sales, and due process – over at Dealb%k.
  • Apr 23

    Round One in the Books: Oral Argument in NML v. Argentina

    Round One in the Books: Oral Argument in NML v. Argentina
    On Monday, lawyers for NML and Argentina (with a cameo by lawyers for the US Department of Justice) were before the Supreme Court arguing about the scope of a US court's power to order discovery in aid of execution. (Here's...
Rank this Week: 87

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/
  • Apr 23

    Strict Cost-Cutters Who Want to Spend $45 Billion on a Takeover

    Strict Cost-Cutters Who Want to Spend $45 Billion on a Takeover
    Valeant's chief, J. Michael Pearson, has slimmed down the company, but been an aggressive acquirer, spending more than $19 billion on companies. Valeant now has Allergan, maker of Botox, in its sights.
  • Apr 23

    S.E.C. Settles With Ex-Nvidia Employee in Insider Trading Case

    S.E.C. Settles With Ex-Nvidia Employee in Insider Trading Case
    Securities regulators said they reached a settlement with a former Nvidia employee who was the source of inside information about the chip maker's earnings for two hedge fund traders who are appealing their convictions.
  • Apr 23

    Chobani Raises $750 Million in Debt From TPG

    Chobani Raises $750 Million in Debt From TPG
    Chobani, a fast-growing yogurt maker in upstate New York, plans to use the new capital to expand overseas.
Rank this Week: 8

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Apr 23

    Estimates of illegal and unreported fish in seafood imports to the USA

    Estimates of illegal and unreported fish in seafood imports to the USA
    “Illegal and unreported catches represented 20–32% by weight of wild-caught seafood imported to the USA in 2011, as determined from robust estimates, including uncertainty, of illegal and unreported fishing activities in the…
  • Apr 23

    New Website Helps Vets Manage Benefits, Apply for Loan

    New Website Helps Vets Manage Benefits, Apply for Loan
    “eBenefits is a portal; a central location for Veterans, Service Members, and their families to research, find, access, and, in time, manage their benefits and personal information. eBenefits offers: A personalized workspace called…
  • Apr 23

    Go back in time with Street View

    Go back in time with Street View
    Google Official Blog: “If you’ve ever dreamt of being a time traveler like Doc Brown, now’s your chance. Starting today, you can travel to the past to see how a place has changed over the years by exploring Street View…
Rank this Week: 35

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/
Rank this Week: 9

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Apr 23

    Recent Offshore Court Decision

    Recent Offshore Court Decision
    There is an increasing number of offshore Court judgments that consider an offshore trustee’s liability to third parties and the rights of a trustee and a trust protector to an indemnity from the trust assets if there is a third...
  • Apr 23

    Funding Trusts for Newborn

    Funding Trusts for Newborn
    Some believe the best gift for a new baby is financial security, that is, a trust that will cover college costs or other future expenses. It is fairly typical for grandparents to fund trusts for newborns, because they are likely...
  • Apr 23

    Don't Rely on IRS Guidance

    Don't Rely on IRS Guidance
    Judge Joseph W. Nega recently denied a motion to reconsider his earlier decision that penalized tax lawyer Alvan L. Bobrow for making an IRA rollover move that an IRS Publication says is allowed. In his order denying the motion, Nega...
Rank this Week: 98

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Covers cruise passenger and crew safety, seafarer conditions, maritime law and all types of injuries at sea. By Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A.

http://blog.lipcon.com/
  • Apr 23

    Carnival Cruise Line Passenger Kicked Off Ship Following Quarrel with Female Travel Companion

    Carnival Cruise Line Passenger Kicked Off Ship Following Quarrel with Female Travel Companion
    We’ve seen a lot of crazy things happen onboard vessels far and wide here at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. . When we say “crazy”, we’re not talking about 100-foot waves that appear out of thin air or…
  • Apr 23

    Group Appeals Judge’s Decision on Charleston Cruise Terminal

    Group Appeals Judge’s Decision on Charleston Cruise Terminal
    Last year, our cruise lawyers here at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. blogged about the South Carolina case involving the creation of a new port in Charleston. That legal battle is still ongoing, with environmentalists pushing…
  • Apr 18

    Concordia Part 2? South Korea Ferry Captain Faces Scrutiny After Abandoning Sinking Ship

    Concordia Part 2? South Korea Ferry Captain Faces Scrutiny After Abandoning Sinking Ship
    Tragedy stuck on Wednesday morning, when a passenger ferry transporting nearly 500 people capsized in frigid waters off the coast of the South Korean peninsula. Our maritime lawyers brought you the story yesterday, but have since learned of…
Rank this Week: 104

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

Covers California punitive damages litigation. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 132

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Apr 23

    Jake Tapper on The Coverage of Tom Steyer

    Jake Tapper on The Coverage of Tom Steyer
    CNN’s Jake Tapper opened my show Wednesday.  Among other things we talked about when and if the MSM will start digging into Tom Steyer’s past and how he made his money: Audio: 04-23hhs-tapper Transcript: HH: I begin with Jake…
  • Apr 23

    Jake Tapper On Media Coverage Of Koch Brothers Versus Tom Steyer, And Whether That Disparity Will Even Out In MSM

    Jake Tapper On Media Coverage Of Koch Brothers Versus Tom Steyer, And Whether That Disparity Will Even Out In MSM
    HH: I begin with Jake Tapper, host of The Lead. Hello, Jake, how are you? JT: I’m good, Hugh. That’s quite a lineup you’ve got today. HH: It is. It’s a very busy day. But I have to begin with the most important thing,…
  • Apr 23

    Who Is Tom Steyer: The Important Work of Powerline’s John Hinderaker

    Who Is Tom Steyer: The Important Work of Powerline’s John Hinderaker
    “> Since I take the First Amendment seriously, I don’t begrudge any person of vast wealth the right to spend every last penny of it on political causes. But neither do I believe that just because someone declares himself to be…
Rank this Week: 916

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

Dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. From Information Today, Inc.

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Apr 23

    Books-A-Million Is Helping Give Away Half A Million Free Book

    Books-A-Million Is Helping Give Away Half A Million Free Book
    “On April 23, 2014, 25,000 volunteers from Kodiak to Key West will give away half a million free books in more than 6,000 towns and cities across America. World Book Night U.S. (WBN) is an ambitious campaign to give thousands of free,…
  • Apr 23

    Raise library tax, advocates tell Miami-Dade Commission

    Raise library tax, advocates tell Miami-Dade Commission
    “Library advocates urged Miami-Dade commissioners Wednesday to raise the tax money needed to avoid steep cuts at the county’s library system, and to ignore Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s call for a summer referendum on library…
  • Apr 23

    Drug paraphernalia closes Burlington library restroom

    Drug paraphernalia closes Burlington library restroom
    “Burlington’s Fletcher Free Library plans to put locks on its public restrooms as a way to discourage people from flushing hypodermic needles and other drug paraphernalia down the toilets. “We’re hoping to have this…
Rank this Week: 354

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Apr 23

    Crowdfunding for Nonprofits: Solicitation or Matchmaking?

    Crowdfunding for Nonprofits: Solicitation or Matchmaking?
    “Crowdfunding” appears to be all the rage. Investopedia defines crowdfunding on the most basic level as the “use of small amounts of capital from a large number of individuals to finance a new business venture.” In the earliest days,…
  • Apr 23

    Massachusettes AG Sues Former Nonprofit President for Excessive Compensation; President and Board Should Expect Deficiency Notice Soon

    Massachusettes AG Sues Former Nonprofit President for Excessive Compensation; President and Board Should Expect Deficiency Notice Soon
    In a complaint that should serve (unfortunately) as an excellent teaching prop for those of you teaching the tax law of exempt organizations, the Massachusettes Attorney General accused the former president of Falmouth College of engaging in…
  • Apr 22

    Campaign Intervention Results in Revocation

    Campaign Intervention Results in Revocation
    The Patrick Henry Center, a (c)(3) with no apparent raison d'etre other than campaign intervention, has lost its tax exempt status because of, well . . . campaign intervention. The USA Today reported the story last Friday. The heavily…
Rank this Week: 498

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

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

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 221

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Megan's Myopia

    Megan's Myopia
    I feel inhibited about joining the affray over Megan McCardle's non-review of the Picketty sensation.  Unlike Megan (and unlike her most affectionate critic), I actually have read the book--okay, 80 percent of it.  Enough to know…
  • Apr 23

    Why I'm Just as Glad I'm Retiring:

    Why I'm Just as Glad I'm Retiring:
    From an inter-office e-memo sent (and received) on April 23:Christmas cards and other types of greeting cards should not be sent from one department to another. 
  • Apr 22

    Shakespeare: Oh I Think Not

    Shakespeare: Oh I Think Not
    We've Found Shakespeare's Dictionary!--We got it on Ebay!  So goes the headline (lightly paraphrased).  Well you never say never, but my guess is no.  Not that I've done anything like actually review the evidence, but the very…
Rank this Week: 84

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Apr 23

    Pauta de julgamentos previstos para a sessão plenária desta quinta-feira (24)

    Pauta de julgamentos previstos para a sessão plenária desta quinta-feira (24)
    Confira, abaixo, o resumo dos julgamentos previstos para a sessão plenária desta quinta-feira (24) no Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), a partir das 14h. Habeas Corpus (HC) 119567 Relator: Ministro Dias Toffoli Roger de Oliveira…
  • Apr 23

    Ministro indefere liminar a vereador de Salvador (BA) preso

    Ministro indefere liminar a vereador de Salvador (BA) preso
    O ministro Ricardo Lewandowski, do Supremo Tribunal Federal, indeferiu pedido de liminar formulado no Habeas Corpus (HC) 122148, impetrado pela defesa de Marco Prisco Caldas Machado, vereador de Salvador (BA). De acordo com os autos, Caldas…
  • Apr 23

    Íntegra do voto do ministro Dias Toffoli em julgamento que analisou dispositivo da Lei 8.112/90

    Íntegra do voto do ministro Dias Toffoli em julgamento que analisou dispositivo da Lei 8.112/90
    Leia a íntegra do voto do ministro Dias Toffoli, do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), no julgamento do Mandado de Segurança (MS) 23262, proferido na sessão plenária desta quarta-feira (23), em que a…
Rank this Week: 241

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Apr 23

    Reasonable Application

    Reasonable Application
    If a criminal defendant argues a debatable question in his appeal in the state courts, those courts rule against him, and the U.S. Supreme Court declines to take up the case (as it does 99% of the time), should the...
  • Apr 23

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Convicted Double-Murderer Put to Death: The state of Missouri executed 57-year-old William Rousan early Wednesday morning for his role in the 1993 murders of an elderly farming couple.  Carey Gillam of Reuters reports that Rousan, along…
  • Apr 23

    What to Do About Over-Zealous Prosecutor

    What to Do About Over-Zealous Prosecutor
    First, we have to define what an over-zealous prosecutor is. That's the easy part:  An over-zealous prosecutor is one who's awake during business hours.Second, we have to devise a plan of action.  You might think that endless…
Rank this Week: 291

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.cybercrimelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 843

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Apr 23

    The Scope of Appraisal, Part 3: Georgia

    The Scope of Appraisal, Part 3: Georgia
    The Supreme Court of Georgia has held that an appraisal clause in an insurance policy can only resolve “a disputed issue of value…it cannot be invoked to resolve broader issues of liability.”1 This probably sounds familiar,…
  • Apr 23

    National Flood Proof of Loss Deadline on Monday - Are You Sure the Proof is Right?

    National Flood Proof of Loss Deadline on Monday - Are You Sure the Proof is Right?
    We are busy submitting corrected proofs of loss for policyholders as the Monday deadline nears. We are finding so many wrongly filed proofs of loss from public adjusters, that I am writing this post as a warning to them and…
  • Apr 21

    Oklahoma Appraisal Endorsement May Be Non-Binding on Insurer

    Oklahoma Appraisal Endorsement May Be Non-Binding on Insurer
    In my last post, I wrote about my trip to Oklahoma and the opportunity to help victims of devastating hail storms and catastrophic tornadoes. One of the major reasons litigation is the most viable option in these claims is because many of the…
Rank this Week: 457

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 456

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Apr 23

    Celebration, Florida: 20 years later

    Celebration, Florida: 20 years later
    This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Celebration, a master-planned community adjacent to Walt Disney World designed by Disney and intended to be a suburban utopia.  I remember reading about Celebration when it was announced…
  • Apr 23

    Adam Steinbaugh – Anti-Involuntary-Porn Bad A

    Adam Steinbaugh – Anti-Involuntary-Porn Bad A
    Kashmir Hill at Forbes has a great piece on a guy I’m proud to call a friend.  Filed under: misc
  • Apr 23

    “Female Privilege”

    “Female Privilege”
    I generally can’t stand critical race / gender theorist types who whine about “privilege.”  Yeah, there are advantages to being whatever the fuck you are.  There’s a time and a place when being a…
Rank this Week: 257

ChildLaw Blog

ChildLaw Blog

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

http://www.childlaw.us/
  • Apr 23

    National Crime Victim Law Institute: Mixed Message From U.S. Supreme Court to Crime Victim

    National Crime Victim Law Institute: Mixed Message From U.S. Supreme Court to Crime Victim
    The United States Supreme Court issued its opinion today in a long continuing case that NCVLI has been involved with since 2009.  The decision, which involves the proper scope of financial recovery for a victim in a child-abuse image…
  • Apr 23

    Disappointment at the Supreme Court – Amy’s Reaction

    Disappointment at the Supreme Court – Amy’s Reaction
    #164848318 / gettyimages.com “I am surprised and confused by the Court’s decision today. I really don’t understand where this leaves me and other victims who now have to live with trying to get restitution probably for the…
  • Apr 4

    Law & Order: SVU – Restitution at Last

    Law & Order: SVU – Restitution at Last
    Last night NBC’s Law & Order: SVU did an episode about the Marsh Law Firm’s effort to obtain compensation for victims of child pornography called Downloaded Child. This clip, Restitution at Last, should sound familiar to…
Rank this Week: 548

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    LUNCH AND LEARN

    LUNCH AND LEARN
    The lunch time CLE Seminar "Lunch and Learn" will be held this Thursday in courtroom 4-6 at noon.A Judge will be presenting the topic. We're not making this up: Incompetency. Make of it what you will. Incompetency means never having to say "I…
  • Apr 22

    BE NOT DECEIVED

    BE NOT DECEIVED
    "Be not deceived."  That was the  concluding coda to Justice Scalia's first paragraph in his blistering dissent  in Navarette v. California to Justice Thomas's statist opinion upholding a traffic stop in California based…
  • Apr 21

    PLEA NEGOTIATIONS ARE NOT CONFIDENTIAL

    PLEA NEGOTIATIONS ARE NOT CONFIDENTIAL
    JANE DOE v. USA ex Rel ROY BLACK, MARTIN WEINBERG, JEFFREY EPSTEIN. The Perlam doctrine;  Fed Rule of Evidence 410; A criminal investigation for sex crimes, a civil lawsuit by the victim; Ipse Dixit, this case has it all!Look! Up in…
Rank this Week: 192