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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

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    5 More Sentenced in Operation Wax House

    5 More Sentenced in Operation Wax House
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Five defendants were sentenced in January 2015, for their roles in a mortgage fraud scheme involving straw buyers, kickbacks and bank bribery. Of the 91 individuals charged in Operation Wax House, eighty-nine defendants…
  • Jan 30

    Man Charged with Obtaining Nearly $1M in Fraudulent Loan

    Man Charged with Obtaining Nearly $1M in Fraudulent Loan
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Joe Spaqi, 60, Cleveland, Ohio, has been indicted and charged with fraudulently obtaining nearly $1 million from the now-closed St. Paul Croatian Federal Credit Union. The defendant was indicted on four counts of…
  • Jan 29

    Former Title Company Manager Jailed for Mortgage Fraud

    Former Title Company Manager Jailed for Mortgage Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Terri Lynn Johnson, 50, Columbia, Missouri, former branch manager of Landchoice Company, LLC, has been sentenced in federal court for a $576,000 mortgage fraud and embezzlement scheme. The defendant was sentenced by U.S.…
Rank this Week: 2

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Feb 1

    Super Bowl Open Thread

    Super Bowl Open Thread
    Or more properly Super Bowl Investment Open Thread. In the main event, I like the East Coast Cheaters (-1) (5 units) (as opposed to the West Coast Cheaters (a word for you Hawks fans - adderall). I also like Tails in the Coin Toss. …
  • Feb 1

    Latest Bali Scandal

    Latest Bali Scandal
    Another scandal at Kerobokan prison in Bali. Julian Ponder, serving 6 years for possession, while his partner and the mother of his child got one year and is back in Britain, fell in love with the British diplomat assigned to console and meet…
  • Jan 31

    ISIS Executes Kenji Goto

    ISIS Executes Kenji Goto
    ISIS released its official video today in which "Jihadi John", the black-clad ISIS executioner, beheads Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. (I'm not linking to the video and please do not post link in comments.) The video does not show…
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    VA - ACLU: New sex offender bill 'invitation to throw stones'

    VA - ACLU: New sex offender bill 'invitation to throw stones'
    Original Article 01/20/2015 By Chris Thomas RICHMOND - A house subcommittee unanimously passed a bill which would require registered sex offenders to have public hearings before gaining access to Virginia schools. The delegate behind the…
  • Jan 27

    WI - Cop (Jeffrey C. Hilgers) Caught With Hard Drives Full of Child Porn, Won’t Be Charged Because of a Typo

    WI - Cop (Jeffrey C. Hilgers) Caught With Hard Drives Full of Child Porn, Won’t Be Charged Because of a Typo
    Jeffrey C. HilgersOriginal Article 01/17/2015 By Matt Agorist Dane County - A Dane County sheriff’s deputy miraculously escaped charges of child pornography, despite being caught with child pornography, because of a cut and paste…
  • Jan 27

    CO - Should we stop labeling people 'sex offenders?'

    CO - Should we stop labeling people 'sex offenders?'
    Original Article (Video available) 01/17/2015 By Melissa Blasius KUSA - A state regulatory board debated Friday whether the label "sex offender" was too stigmatizing to people who committed sex crimes. Colorado's Sex Offender Management…
Rank this Week: 4

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
  • Jan 30

    What price liberty? Damages, DOLS and a cat named Fluffy – UK Human Rights Blog

    What price liberty? Damages, DOLS and a cat named Fluffy – UK Human Rights Blog
    ‘With a significant backlog of care home cases in the Court of Protection, P’s case runs the risk of becoming something of a precedent on the question of damages for unlawful detention. However, as far as calculation of damages…
  • Jan 30

    Lee Balkwell concrete mixer death: Family awarded £12,000 – BBC New

    Lee Balkwell concrete mixer death: Family awarded £12,000 – BBC New
    ‘The family of a man found dead in a concrete mixer in Essex has been awarded £12,000 in compensation.’ Full story BBC News, 30th January 2015 Source: www.bbc.co.uk
  • Jan 30

    FCA could call time on PPI claims – The Guardian

    FCA could call time on PPI claims – The Guardian
    ‘Britain’s financial watchdog has raised the possibility of introducing a time limit on complaints about payment protection insurance, the mis-selling scandal that has cost banks more than £17bn in compensation.’ Full…
Rank this Week: 5

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/
  • Jan 30

    Jeffrey Epstein’s Lawyers Want To Seal Documents To Stop The Frolic With The Media

    Jeffrey Epstein’s Lawyers Want To Seal Documents To Stop The Frolic With The Media
    Should information relating to plea negotiations be kept confidential?
  • Jan 30

    Non-Sequiturs: 01.30.15

    Non-Sequiturs: 01.30.15
    * Did two little kids get slapped with a lifetime gag order barring them from talking about fracking. But how will they explain their third eye? [The Guardian] * Private equity firm TPG is suing its former PR man -- former Bush spokesperson…
  • Jan 30

    Much Ado About Dacheng Denton

    Much Ado About Dacheng Denton
    Dentons’ loosely affiliated verein style likely played a large role in capturing the largest Chinese law firm.
Rank this Week: 6

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/
  • Jan 30

    ENCYCLOPEDIC KNOWLEDGE

    ENCYCLOPEDIC KNOWLEDGE
    So much for being book smart .... @ Asiana Airlines First Class Lounge
  • Jan 30

    HAWKING FOOD

    HAWKING FOOD
    Food vendor @ Souq Waqif Doha, Qatar
  • Jan 30

    AN AMANPULO PIE

    AN AMANPULO PIE
    Half margherita, half prawns -- 650 PHP @ Amanpulo
Rank this Week: 7

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/
  • Jan 31

    President of China Minsheng Bank Steps Down

    President of China Minsheng Bank Steps Down
    The China Minsheng Banking Corporation gave no explanation for the resignation of Mao Xiaofeng and no indication whether he had been questioned or was assisting investigators.
  • Jan 30

    GFI Shareholders Reject CME Merger, Clearing Way for Hostile Bid

    GFI Shareholders Reject CME Merger, Clearing Way for Hostile Bid
    BGC Partners, which is run by Howard Lutnick, who also runs the investment bank Cantor Fitzgerald, seized the opportunity to reiterate its own hostile bid to buy the brokerage firm GFI for about $778 million in cash.
  • Jan 30

    A Bull Market for Shake Shack Burger

    A Bull Market for Shake Shack Burger
    Shake Shack was already popular on Wall Street for its burgers, fries and shakes. But its hottest menu item on Friday was its stock, except perhaps for the free hamburgers.
Rank this Week: 8

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 9

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

Covers legal news. From the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Jan 31

    Venezuela authorizes use of force against demonstrator

    Venezuela authorizes use of force against demonstrator
    [JURIST] Venezuelan authorities on Friday passed new regulations that will allow soldiers to use deadly force against demonstrators if they feel that their lives are at risk. These regulations were passed [BBC news report] after a span of…
  • Jan 31

    Amnesty urges Zimbabwe president to address African rights concern

    Amnesty urges Zimbabwe president to address African rights concern
    [JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Friday urged [press release] Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to address human rights concerns in Zimbabwe and other parts of the African continent. AI wants Mugabe to utilize his…
  • Jan 31

    ICTY upholds Bosnian Serb genocide conviction

    ICTY upholds Bosnian Serb genocide conviction
    [JURIST] The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Friday upheld genocide convictions [judgment, PDF] for Vujadin Popovic and Ljubisa Beara for crimes perpetrated by…
Rank this Week: 10

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Jan 30

    Acorny

    Acorny
    I don’t know why, but this video made me laugh a lot. The setup is that I got to it via a post by Valdis Kletnieks to the North American Network Operators Group (Nanog) crediting Lauren Weinstein for sharing “a … Continue…
  • Jan 27

    Interview About Jotwell

    Interview About Jotwell
    The Scholastica Blog interviewed me about Jotwell.
  • Jan 25

    Salacious?

    Salacious?
    Today’s Miami Herald leads with a big article about Jeb! Bush’s $570,000 haul as a director and consultant with InnoVida. The gig lasted until shortly before the firm’s CEO got arrested and eventually sent away for almost 13…
Rank this Week: 11

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jan 31

    This week at the Court

    This week at the Court
    The next Conference is scheduled for February 20.
  • Jan 30

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is:
  • Jan 30

    Relist Watch

    Relist Watch
    John Elwood reviews Monday’s relisted cases. The newspapers were right: snow was general all over New England this week … though, perhaps not as general as some meteorologists had feared. In any event, we hope those of you who…
Rank this Week: 12

Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101

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

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

    Corporate Hijackings 101 l Securities Lawyer 101 Blog

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

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

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

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
      Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Going public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes with risks and…
Rank this Week: 13

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/
  • Jan 31

    Will I see you in New York City this week?

    Will I see you in New York City this week?
    I will be in New York City this week from Tuesday through Saturday. I’ll be there attending LegalYech as well as meeting with LexBlog Network members. Please look me up if you’d like to get together. One thing I’ll be doing…
  • Jan 30

    Michigan State Law School is schooling law firms on social media

    Michigan State Law School is schooling law firms on social media
    I had the honor of participating in a wonderful program at Michigan State Law School on Friday afternoon. A select group of law students had the opportunity to share how they were currently blogging and using social media for learning and…
  • Jan 30

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Unpaid Interns, Pipeline Law in 2015, Nutella

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Unpaid Interns, Pipeline Law in 2015, Nutella
    It’s time for the last Top 10 for the week on what, for us in Seattle, is Blue Friday—as the entire city gets ready for the big game on Sunday. In today’s Top 10, the lawyers at Seyfarth Shaw write on a very big unpaid…
Rank this Week: 15

The Am Law Daily

The Am Law Daily

Covers legal business news, analysis and intelligence. From The American Lawyer.

http://amlawdaily.typepad.com/amlawdaily/
  • May 4

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home
    If you're looking for news about the business of law as practiced by the biggest, wealthiest law firms in the United States and the rest of the world, and stories about the lawyers who work at those firms, please visit the newly redesigned Am…
  • Apr 23

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal
    The British mobile phone service provider will acquire business telecommunications company Cable & Wireless Worldwide.
  • Apr 23

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal
    Nestle will acquire pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's infant nutrition business to expand its own global presence in the formula market. Mayer Brown, Skadden, Clifford Chance, and DLA Piper all have roles on the transaction.
Rank this Week: 14

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Jan 31

    America’s 50 Most Powerful People in Food for 2015 – Me Again?

    America’s 50 Most Powerful People in Food for 2015 – Me Again?
    I made the Daily Meal’s: America’s 50 Most Powerful People in Food for 2015 #43 Bill Marler, Foodborne Illness Lawyer and Attorney An accomplished personal injury and products liability attorney,... Continue Reading
  • Jan 29

    Food Safety Speeches for the Coming Week

    Food Safety Speeches for the Coming Week
    Next week I will be in Miami as the Keynote Speaker at the Inter-American Law Review Symposium and then to Las Vegas to be on a panel to discuss food... Continue Reading
  • Jan 28

    A Single Food Safety Agency – Has Its Time Come?

    A Single Food Safety Agency – Has Its Time Come?
    I listened in on the press conference today held by U.S. Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) who today introduced the Safe Food Act of 2015,... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 16

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jan 28

    OPINION: Matter of J.A.B. & L.M.F.

    OPINION: Matter of J.A.B. & L.M.F.
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DEPENDENT NEGLECT DA 14-0262, 2015 MT 28, IN THE MATTER OF: J.A.B. and L.M.F., Youths in Need of Care.
  • Jan 28

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Matter of J.M., N.M., E.M., and J.S.

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Matter of J.M., N.M., E.M., and J.S.
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DEPENDENT NEGLECT DA 14-0261, 2014 MT 27N, IN THE MATTER OF: J.M., N.M., E.M., and J.S., Youths in Need of Care.
  • Jan 28

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Matter of D.B., E.B., T.B., and C.B.

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Matter of D.B., E.B., T.B., and C.B.
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DEPENDENT NEGLECT DA 14-0322, 2015 MT 26N, IN THE MATTER OF: D.B., E.B., T.B., and C.B., Youths in Need of Care.
Rank this Week: 17

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 19

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Covers federal criminal law topics such as identity theft, capital punishment, drug enforcement, environmental crimes, immigration, and military law. By Tom Withers.

http://www.federalcriminaldefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 18

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 1

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    In The New York Review of Books, Jed S. Rakoff reviews Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations by Brandon L. Garrett (Harvard University Press)."In Too Big to Jail, Brandon Garrett, a highly regarded…
  • Jan 31

    Welcome, Sophia Lee!

    Welcome, Sophia Lee!
    creditIt is our great pleasure to announce that Sophia Z. Lee will be joining us as a guest blogger for the next month.She is Professor of Law and History at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she teaches administrative law,…
  • Jan 30

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    From the Consumer Law & Policy Blog: historical perspectives on the Supreme Court's current Fair Housing Act case (here and here). (Hat tip: Torts Today)Joanna L. Grossman (credit)Geoffrey Stone, Chicago Law, the author of, among other…
Rank this Week: 22

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/
  • Jan 31

    Download of the Week: "Capitalism and Economic Liberty" by Weingast

    Download of the Week: "Capitalism and Economic Liberty" by Weingast
    Barry R. Weingast (Stanford University) has posted Capitalism and Economic Liberty: The Political Foundations of Economic Growth (Eytan Sheshinski, Robert J. Strom, and William J. Baumol, eds., Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and the Growth…
  • Jan 30

    Cassady on the Disqualifications Clause

    Cassady on the Disqualifications Clause
    Ben Cassady (Yale University - Law School) has posted 'You've Got Your Crook, I've Got Mine': Why the Disqualification Clause Doesn't (Always) Disqualify (Quinnipiac Law Review, Vol. 32, No. 209, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Alcee…
  • Jan 30

    Larkin on the Lacey Act & the Incorporation of Foreign Law

    Larkin on the Lacey Act & the Incorporation of Foreign Law
    Paul J. Larkin Jr. (The Heritage Foundation) has posted The Dynamic Incorporation of Foreign Law and the Constitutional Regulation of Federal Lawmaking (Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the…
Rank this Week: 20

DNT - O Direito e as novas…

DNT - O Direito e as novas tecnologias

Covers Brazilian IT law. In Portuguese. By Alexandre Atheniense.

http://www.dnt.adv.br
Rank this Week: 21

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Feb 1

    Tom Benson's Heirs Make Plea for Psychiatric Evaluation

    Tom Benson's Heirs Make Plea for Psychiatric Evaluation
    The three relatives that Tom Benson originally had to inherit his sports teams are now reiterating in court documents that it is “clearly” necessary for the 87-year-old billionaire to be examined by a geriatric psychiatrist. Tom…
  • Feb 1

    How Trust Creation Barred a Fraudulent Transfer Claim

    How Trust Creation Barred a Fraudulent Transfer Claim
    A recent decision involving a lending bank and a defaulting borrower shows the importance of lenders taking prompt action when signs of the borrower transferring assets and possible fraudelent transfers arise. TrustCo Bank loaned StoreSmart…
  • Feb 1

    Save the Date: 2015 Spring Symposia CLE Meeting

    Save the Date: 2015 Spring Symposia CLE Meeting
    Registration will open soon for the Estate Planning and Real Property Spring Symposia, which will be held Thursday, April 30 - Friday, May 1, 2015, in Washington, DC. Here is why you should attend: This year we are teaming up...
Rank this Week: 24

Lakeland Florida Injury Lawyer…

Lakeland Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida injury law. By Rivas Law Group, LLC.

http://www.rivaslawgroup.com/blog/
  • Oct 2

    Car Accident Help

    Car Accident Help
  • Sep 24

    Civil Law Attorney: 6 Signs Your Home Has Sinkhole Damage

    Civil Law Attorney: 6 Signs Your Home Has Sinkhole Damage
    Tweet Sinkholes typically develop underground for years but seem to open up suddenly, causing significant and sometimes irreparable damage to land, roads, and houses. Although it can be devastating to lose your home to a sinkhole, it’s…
  • Sep 10

    Back Injury Lawyer: 4 Ways a Low-Impact Crash Causes Back Pain

    Back Injury Lawyer: 4 Ways a Low-Impact Crash Causes Back Pain
    Tweet Just because the car that hit you wasn’t traveling very fast doesn’t mean the pain you’re feeling is “all in your head.” Many people in Tampa dismiss injuries from low-impact collisions because they feel…
Rank this Week: 25

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Covers prisoners' rights and criminal justice in the United Kingdom. By former prisoner John Hirst Hull.

http://prisonersvoice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Call For Support

    Call For Support
    Thursday, July 1, 2010Call For SupportThe Association of Prisoners is this generation’s attempt to give prisoners the voice we have long attempted to have heard.Many other groups and organisations exist which play a role in attempting to…
  • Jul 1

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch
    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign LaunchBy Ben GunnWednesday, June 30, 2010We all know that dealing with PSHQ is task for the unwitting and dim-witted. They are a slippery bunch at the best of times. But PSHQ has been causing the…
  • Feb 21

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote
    Association of PrisonersContact: John Hirst FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETel: (01482) 341281 or 07766964583Email: john.hirst@myhaven.karoo.co.ukGovernment in U Turn on prisoners’ votesJack Straw…
Rank this Week: 23

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Feb 1

    Statistics, With Rigor

    Statistics, With Rigor
    For those of you who, like me, sat through Statistics 101 thinking that it would be great if there was a long needle within reach so I could stick it in my eye rather than have to sit through any more lectures, much of the discussion about…
  • Feb 1

    The Other Three Officers Said No

    The Other Three Officers Said No
    John Geer was having problems with his live-in partner of 24 years, Maura Harrington, and started throwing some of her possessions out of the house and onto the lawn.  So she called the police. One of the first officers to arrive, Adam…
  • Jan 31

    The Myth That Won’t Die

    The Myth That Won’t Die
    We were out to dinner at a pedestrian steakhouse last evening with a couple we’ve known for a very long time.  After running the course of the usual conversations, my pal Ralph mentioned that he was concerned for his niece who was…
Rank this Week: 26

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Jan 31

    A Dodd-Frank reform menu, ready to go?

    A Dodd-Frank reform menu, ready to go?
    Jim Hamilton’s World of Securities Regulation has a list of seven bills “amending the Dodd-Frank Act [that] passed the House in the 113th Congress by a bi-partisan vote, sometimes an overwhelming bi-partisan vote, but were never…
  • Jan 31

    Pennsylvania’s law-firm-contract me

    Pennsylvania’s law-firm-contract me
    “Four law firms received three no-bid contracts for the secret investigations [of litigation prospects by the state of Pennsylvania against nursing homes and other defendants]. The firms and their lawyers donated a combined $191,400 to…
  • Jan 30

    Ready for the Super Concave Serving Vessel?

    Ready for the Super Concave Serving Vessel?
    Hilarious commercial from Staples makes fun of the trademark claims that keep businesses from talking about Super-You-Know-What sales, events, and gatherings this time of year. Earlier here, etc., etc. Tweet Tags: Super Bowl Ready for the…
Rank this Week: 31

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

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

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 28

Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Jan 29

    Prosecutors Trace $13.4M in Bitcoins From the Silk Road to Ulbricht’s Laptop

    Prosecutors Trace $13.4M in Bitcoins From the Silk Road to Ulbricht’s Laptop
    If anyone still believes that bitcoin is magically anonymous internet money, the U.S. government just offered what may be the clearest demonstration yet that it’s not. A courtroom powerpoint presentation traced hundreds of thousands of…
  • Jan 28

    A Heroin Dealer Tells the Silk Road Jury What It Was Like to Sell Drugs Online

    A Heroin Dealer Tells the Silk Road Jury What It Was Like to Sell Drugs Online
    For its two and a half years online, thousands of drug dealers sold every kind of narcotic imaginable on the anonymous online marketplace known as the Silk Road. But put one of the site’s heroin dealers in a courtroom and ask him…
  • Jan 28

    Canada Joins World Powers in Spying on Smartphone and Download Data

    Canada Joins World Powers in Spying on Smartphone and Download Data
    In North America, the Canadians have long had to play country mouse to the flashier city mouse of the U.S. It's the latter that gets all the attention, while the former sits quietly in a corner. But recent stories have shown just how big a…
Rank this Week: 30

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    Bridging the Consumption Gap in Legal Technology

    Bridging the Consumption Gap in Legal Technology
    By Stephen BerrentTechnology is powerful. IBM’s super computer Watson won Jeopardy!, and Google’s search engine knows that “a rock is a rock. It’s also a stone, and it could be a boulder. Spell it ‘rokc’…
  • Jan 27

    Explaining Complexities in eDiscovery (Cartoon and Clip)

    Explaining Complexities in eDiscovery (Cartoon and Clip)
    The Cartoon and Clip of the Week for January 28, 2015Daily we read, see and hear more and more about the technologies, tactics and terms of eDiscovery. This week’s cartoon and clip highlights the importance for eDiscovery…
  • Jan 24

    DESI VI Workshop on Machine Learning in E-Discovery & Information Governance

    DESI VI Workshop on Machine Learning in E-Discovery & Information Governance
    Organizing Committee:Jason R. Baron, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; University of MarylandJack G. Conrad, Thomson ReutersAmanda Jones, H5Dave Lewis, David D. Lewis ConsultingDouglas W. Oard, University of MarylandPurpose: The DESI VI…
Rank this Week: 32

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

Covers legal developments for civil litigators in Minnesota. By Seth Leventhal.

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Nov 14

    “A Question of Exceptional Importance”

    “A Question of Exceptional Importance”
    Update (November 14, 2014): Since my earlier post on Bruce Carneil Webster’s case, below (the death penalty case in which Dorsey & Whitney lawyers are fighting for Webster, a mentally retarded man on death row), Webster lost the…
  • Nov 13

    Yet Another Minnesota Attorneys’ Fee Hair Cut: Green v. BMW.

    Yet Another Minnesota Attorneys’ Fee Hair Cut: Green v. BMW.
    Update (November 13, 2014): This endless case might be nearing its end, with the Minnesota Court of Appeals’ dramatic reduction in the trial court’s award of the victorious Plaintiff’s lawyers’ fees. We conclude…
  • Nov 12

    Too Much Sugar is Bad For You (Like Tens of Thousands of Tons for Millions of Dollars)

    Too Much Sugar is Bad For You (Like Tens of Thousands of Tons for Millions of Dollars)
    Update (November 12, 2014): It seems with each filing (as described below) the news gets worse for defendant U.S. Sugar Company in this case, which appears to be about the defendant’s misfortune of buying sugar at historic high prices…
Rank this Week: 27

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 29

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Jan 29

    Junior Legal Writing Scholars Workshop–Topeka, KS

    Junior Legal Writing Scholars Workshop–Topeka, KS
    Washburn University School of Law is proud to announce the second annual Washburn Junior Legal Writing Scholars Workshop, to be held on July 24-25, 2015. Expressions of interest are due...
  • Jan 29

    British Colonial Sexual Regulation in Asia–Singapore

    British Colonial Sexual Regulation in Asia–Singapore
    The Centre for Asian Legal Studies (National University of Singapore) will present The Life and Future of British Colonial Sexual Regulation in Asia Oct. 8-9, 2015.  Abstracts are due by April 15, 2015....
  • Jan 29

    Fair Use in the Digital Age–Seattle, WA

    Fair Use in the Digital Age–Seattle, WA
    Save the date: The University of Washington School of Law will present Fair Use In The Digital Age: Understanding the Impact of Campbell v. Acuff-Rose‘s “Transformative Use Test” April 17-18,...
Rank this Week: 33

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

Provides global privacy and information security law updates and analysis. By Hunton & Williams.

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 44

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jan 28

    Innovation and imitation incentives in dynamic duopoly

    Innovation and imitation incentives in dynamic duopoly
    Etienne Billette de Villemeur and Richard Ruble and Bruno Versaevel analyze Innovation and imitation incentives in dynamic duopoly. ABSTRACT: We study entry in a growing market by ex-ante symmetric duopolists when sunk costs differ for the…
  • Jan 28

    Monitor and the Competition and Markets Authority

    Monitor and the Competition and Markets Authority
    Albert Sanchez Graells, University of Leicester - School of Law describes Monitor and the Competition and Markets Authority. ABSTRACT: As part of its enforcement duties under the National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and…
  • Jan 28

    Evaluating Appropriability Defenses for the Exclusionary Conduct of Dominant Firms in Innovative Industrie

    Evaluating Appropriability Defenses for the Exclusionary Conduct of Dominant Firms in Innovative Industrie
    Jon Baker (American University) is Evaluating Appropriability Defenses for the Exclusionary Conduct of Dominant Firms in Innovative Industries. ABSTRACT: In response to antitrust cases challenging the exclusionary conduct of dominant firms,…
Rank this Week: 35

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Covers personal injury, criminal defense, and family law in Virginia.

http://www.livesaymyers.com/blog/
  • Jan 28

    Is Virginia Larceny an Aggravated Felony for Immigration?

    Is Virginia Larceny an Aggravated Felony for Immigration?
    In my immigration practice, one of the most common issues I come across is a theft-related crime in the background of my immigrant client. Whether a non-citizen is applying for a green card, a green card holder is coming back into the country…
  • Jan 23

    The “Inequitable” Billion-Dollar Divorce

    The “Inequitable” Billion-Dollar Divorce
    Appeals Filed By Both Sides Previously on this Blog, Livesay & Myers, P.C. senior associate Matthew Smith explained the decision rendered in the divorce action between Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm and his now-ex-wife, Sue…
  • Jan 21

    Marriage Equality for Same-Sex Couples in Virginia

    Marriage Equality for Same-Sex Couples in Virginia
    As everyone knows at this point, same-sex marriage is now legal in the Commonwealth of Virginia. On October 7, 2014 Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Order #30 titled “Marriage Equality in the Commonwealth of…
Rank this Week: 43

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Jan 28

    Bribery and Corruption: Difficult Frauds to Find

    Bribery and Corruption: Difficult Frauds to Find
    When fraud happens within an organization’s accounting system, there is often a paper (or digital) trail left behind. It’s unavoidable, as there is a record of something related to the fraud, whether it is a legitimate invoice…
  • Jan 26

    Roca Labs False and Misleading Advertisement

    Roca Labs False and Misleading Advertisement
    A class action lawsuit filed in California highlights issues that a number of people (including consumers, attorneys, journalists, and forensic accountants) have been discussing. I will let the complaint speak for itself. The highlights…
  • Jan 21

    Why Multi-Level Marketing “Million Dollar Earner” Status is Nonsense

    Why Multi-Level Marketing “Million Dollar Earner” Status is Nonsense
    Multi-level marketing companies are quick to tout the success of their “million dollar earners.” Sounds impressive, doesn’t it? Who doesn’t want to make a million dollars? Except that phrase “million dollar…
Rank this Week: 37

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 39

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Dec 10

    All School Meeting Address: Winter Welcome 2014 and Discussions in the Wake of Ferguson

    All School Meeting Address: Winter Welcome 2014 and Discussions in the Wake of Ferguson
    Good morning, Andover! Over the Thanksgiving break, I wrote to you all an email, asking that you take some time to understand what was happening in Ferguson, Missouri.  A few members of the community — a student and a parent,…
  • Oct 5

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Innovators Edition

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Innovators Edition
    On October 17, 2014, we are launching the Andover Institute at Phillips Academy.  The Institute will be a hub for innovation at PA, where our students, faculty, and others come together to explore new ideas in teaching and learning at…
  • Oct 3

    Around Andover: Dean of Studie

    Around Andover: Dean of Studie
    Originally posted on Paul Murphy:I am pleased to present a quick interview with Trish Russell, Andover’s Dean of Studies. She oversees the academic program, advising, scheduling and the registrars office. She also works closely with the…
Rank this Week: 34

The Invent Blog

The Invent Blog

Covers case law, inventors, patents and the USPTO. By Stephen M. Nipper.

http://blogs.bnip.com/tib/
  • Sep 23

    USPTO First To File Roadshow

    USPTO First To File Roadshow
    Via this USPTO webpage: The USPTO will be hosting seven half-day roadshows across the country during September-October 2014 to increase the understanding of the First Inventor to File (FITF) provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA). In…
  • Sep 22

    Adobe Acrobat Tips for Patent and Trademark Practitioner

    Adobe Acrobat Tips for Patent and Trademark Practitioner
    Here are some helpful posts for patent and trademark practitioners on the use of Adobe Acrobat: Acrobat for Legal Professionals Blog (ALPB) on Converting Color PDFs to Greyscale or Black and White. ALPB on Converting Color PDF to Greyscale…
  • Sep 12

    Free/Low Cost IP Statute Supplement

    Free/Low Cost IP Statute Supplement
    It used to be that almost every intellectual property attorney would personally have a printed copy of all of the U.S. patent, trademark and copyright statutes sitting on their desk. Every year, a new edition would be bought to replace the…
Rank this Week: 42

Settle It Now Negotiation Blog

Settle It Now Negotiation Blog

Covers mediation, negotiation and settlement. By Victoria Pynchon.

http://www.negotiationlawblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Our Close the Gap App Arrives in Time for Equal Pay Day

    Our Close the Gap App Arrives in Time for Equal Pay Day
    Close the Gap App™ (sponsored by GoDaddy) is a powerful online tool that takes you on a guided deep dive into your career path. It's like having your very own career or business coach on your desktop or mobile…
  • Nov 16

    Good Night and Good Luck

    Good Night and Good Luck
    I launched the Negotiation Law Blog on October 3, 2006, shortly after I'd earned my LL.M in Conflict Resolution from the Straus Institute at Pepperdine University School of Law. I'm uncertain just how many months earlier I'd begun blogging on…
  • Nov 5

    Getting the Other Guy to the Negotiation Table

    Getting the Other Guy to the Negotiation Table
      This just in from Harvard's Program on Negotiation: In a new study, Nour Kteily of Northwestern University and his colleagues found that low-power groups can influence powerful parties to engage with them through their framing of the…
Rank this Week: 38

Climate Change Law Practice Group…

Climate Change Law Practice Group Blog

Features news about Canadian renewable energy and sustainable developments. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Climate-Change-Law-Practice-Group
  • Jun 28

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline
    President Obama spoke on U.S. climate change at Georgetown University on Tuesday. In this speech he commented, for the first time in months, on the Keystone XL pipeline which will carry crude oil from Alberta’s oil sands to refineries…
  • May 21

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan
    Goldman Sachs announced today that it plans to invest as much as $490million (50 billion yen) in renewable energy projects in Japan over the next five years.  That's a lot!  Bloomberg reports that "the Wall Street firm also…
  • May 15

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change
    Canada's Environment Minister, Peter Kent, told the Financial Post in an interview from London that "[t]he ability of the oil and gas sector to absorb tough government controls on their greenhouse gas emissions depends on Canada getting a…
Rank this Week: 40

Res Communis

Res Communis

Covers the legal aspects of human activities using aerospace technologies. From the University of Mississippi School of Law.

http://rescommunis.olemiss.edu/
  • Nov 27

    Event: Space Policy Challenges Facing the Second Obama Administration

    Event: Space Policy Challenges Facing the Second Obama Administration
    Source – Secure World Foundation: Space Policy Challenges Facing the Second Obama Administration
  • Nov 27

    Disasters Charter: Flood in England

    Disasters Charter: Flood in England
    The Disasters Charter has been activated for a Flood in England: Flood in England Type of Event: Flood Location of Event: England, United Kingdom Date of Charter Activation: 27 November 2012 Charter Requestor: Environment Agency (of England…
  • Nov 26

    New DoD Space Policy

    New DoD Space Policy
    The United States Department of Defense has released a new Space Policy and a Fact Sheet on the Policy. The press release states: New DOD Space Policy Addresses Safety, Security, Access By Cheryl Pellerin American Forces Press Service
Rank this Week: 41

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library…

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library Blog

Features legal news and research guides. From Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

http://lawlibrary.case.edu/blog
  • Nov 9

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk
    The Case Western Reserve Law Review has put a lot of really solid work into the typesetting and page layout of their journal. Besides some real benefits for their operation in the pre-production process, this reformatting makes the Law Review…
  • Nov 8

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction
    The votes are still being counted in 27 states as of 5pm. However, the election has been called and President Barack Obama will serve an additional four years as President.
  • Nov 5

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction
    Last Tuesday I posted the information from four election map sites. I have posted at the end of this blog the information from today for those same sites. Not surprisingly, not one of the maps has gone completely unchanged.
Rank this Week: 36

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Feb 1

    The Economic Value of Law Librarie

    The Economic Value of Law Librarie
    A Report of the American Association of Law Libraries Economic Value of Law Libraries Special Committee, January 2015 “This report is the result of the AALL Economic Value of Law Libraries Special Committee’s efforts to provide…
  • Jan 31

    The Largest Cleanup in History

    The Largest Cleanup in History
    “The Ocean Cleanup develops technologies to extract, prevent, and intercept plastic pollution. The Ocean Cleanup’s goal is to fuel the world’s fight against oceanic plastic pollution, by initiating the largest cleanup in…
  • Jan 31

    Severe droughts are forcing researchers to rethink how technology can increase the supply of fresh water.

    Severe droughts are forcing researchers to rethink how technology can increase the supply of fresh water.
    MIT Technology Review – By David Talbot on December 16, 2014 “By 2025, an estimated 1.8 billion people will suffer from water scarcity. Even in drought-stricken California, San Diego stands out. It gets less rain than parched Los…
Rank this Week: 51