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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/
  • Jun 14

    New York Justice Charged with Mortgage Fraud

    New York Justice Charged with Mortgage Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Lurlyn A. Winchester, 58, New City, New York, a Justice for the Town Court of Monroe, was charged with making false statements in connection with an application for a loan to purchase a residence in Monroe, New…
  • Jun 6

    Mortgage Fraud Fugitive Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison

    Mortgage Fraud Fugitive Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Oscar Cantalicio Ortiz, 53, a contractor who had resided in Kingwood, Texas, prior to becoming a fugitive in this case, was sentenced in absentia to 262 months in prison for his role in a $16 million loan fraud…
  • Jun 6

    Plea for Non-Existent REIT Investment

    Plea for Non-Existent REIT Investment
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Mark F. Speakman, 60, Grove City, Ohio, was sentenced to 60 months in prison for an investment fraud scheme that defrauded his clients out of more than $1.1 million. According to court documents, between 2000 and…
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/
  • Apr 26

    Trump's Appointments Not Keeping Pace

    Trump's Appointments Not Keeping Pace
    The Washington Post reports Trump is not nominating people to important positions: The Senate has confirmed 26 of Trump’s picks for his Cabinet and other top posts. But for 530 other vacant senior-level jobs requiring Senate…
  • Apr 26

    Federal Judge Says No to Trump and Sessions on "Sanctuary City" Funding

    Federal Judge Says No to Trump and Sessions on "Sanctuary City" Funding
    Donald Trump and Jefferson Sessions lose another round in court, this time on the threat to withhold federal funds from cities that don't comply with its requests to detain undocumented persons when released from state and local jails or…
  • Apr 25

    Ted Cruz: All Hat, No Cattle, Again

    Ted Cruz: All Hat, No Cattle, Again
    Ted Cruz is hardly the first to propose using forfeited assets from Mexican drug traffickers to pay for a border wall. In February, Rep. James Sensebrenner introduced H.R. 1067: Build up Illegal Line Defenses with Assets Lawfully Lifted Act…
Rank this Week: 3

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers bad faith, duty to defend, duty to indemnify, liability policies, reimbursement of legal fees and subrogation. By Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue.

http://www.insurancecoverageblog.com/
  • May 25

    Memorial Day 2009

    Memorial Day 2009
    I first ran the post below for Memorial Day in 2006 as a tribute to my Dad, who served as a soldier during World War II.  This is the fourth straight year for this post, and I'll continue to run it every year. 
  • Mar 19

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone
    For those who remember the heady Katrina litigation days of the Ride of the Rigsbys -- appearing on ABC's 20/20, acclaimed as alleged whistleblowers -- these times are very different for the sisters. They've slipped in the…
  • Mar 16

    Insurance Person of the Year

    Insurance Person of the Year
    Nothing like giving the readers a lot of advance notice before an ultra-high stakes award like this is finalized, right? I'm a bit tardy on this, but hey, it's not like I'm on the advisory board of the Insurance Law Center and might have…
Rank this Week: 4

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/
  • Jun 23

    Anthem To Pay Record $115 Million To Settle Data Breach Lawsuit

    Anthem To Pay Record $115 Million To Settle Data Breach Lawsuit
    If approved, this will be the biggest data breach settlement in history.
  • Jun 23

    Not All Trial Lawyers Can Handle All Kinds Of Trial

    Not All Trial Lawyers Can Handle All Kinds Of Trial
    Make the right choices in what you handle to develop the career that is right for you.
  • Jun 23

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.23.17

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.23.17
    * An off-duty African-American police officer responded to gunfire heard from his apartment by grabbing his service weapon and heading out to assist his fellow officers. How do you think this blurb is going to end? If you answered "I don't…
Rank this Week: 5

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/
  • Jun 23

    [Ilya Somin] More on Murr – a response to Rick Hill

    [Ilya Somin] More on Murr – a response to Rick Hill
    New York University law Professor Roderick Hills has posted a thoughtful response to my post criticizing the Supreme Court’s just-issued decision in Murr v. Wisconsin. Rick makes two interesting arguments. Neither persuades me that Murr…
  • Jun 23

    [Sam Bray] Translating Genesi

    [Sam Bray] Translating Genesi
    Last year I published an article on the phrases “necessary and proper” and “cruel and unusual.” I argued that both phrases are best seen as instances of the figure of speech hendiadys. Hendiadys is the use of two…
  • Jun 23

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Should regulatory takings doctrine be reconsidered from the ground up?

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Should regulatory takings doctrine be reconsidered from the ground up?
    Justice Clarence Thomas is well known for writing separate opinions highlighting the gap between the Supreme Court’s contemporary jurisprudence in a given area and the original constitutional understanding or original public meaning of…
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/
  • Jun 23

    WOULDN'T BUY MY IPHONE

    WOULDN'T BUY MY IPHONE
  • Jun 23

    CHOLULA!

    CHOLULA!
    @ 36000 feet? (Served on a recent United Airlines domestic flight.)
  • Jun 23

    FRUIT OR BUN?

    FRUIT OR BUN?
    Breakfast options on a recent United Airlines domestic flight.
Rank this Week: 8

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/
Rank this Week: 7

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • Jun 25

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Jun 25, 2017

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Jun 25, 2017
    The following list is a sample of the bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings that have been filed over the past twenty-four hours in selected bankruptcy courts nationwide: U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama U.S.…
  • Jun 24

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Jun 24, 2017

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Jun 24, 2017
    The following list is a sample of the bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings that have been filed over the past twenty-four hours in selected bankruptcy courts nationwide: U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama Party…
  • Jun 23

    Read Issue #124 of Our Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter

    Read Issue #124 of Our Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter
    Check out our latest issue (issue #124) of our exclusive bankruptcy & restructuring newsletter, which was just released today. You can find it and sign up to receive future issues directly by email by visiting:…
Rank this Week: 13

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Elonis v. United States 16-1231 Issues: (1) Whether, as a matter of statutory or constitutional law, liability under 18 U.S.C. 875(c) requires an analysis of whether a reasonable person would be threatened by…
  • Jun 23

    Opinion analysis: In regulatory takings case, court announces a new test

    Opinion analysis: In regulatory takings case, court announces a new test
    Under the doctrine of regulatory takings, government regulation that goes “too far” in burdening property rights counts as a taking under the Fifth Amendment, entitling the owner to “just compensation.” In deciding…
  • Jun 23

    And then there were six – the remaining case

    And then there were six – the remaining case
    The justices are expected to take the bench on Monday at 10 a.m. to issue opinions in argued cases. There are six decisions still outstanding, involving everything from cross-border shootings to the death penalty and public funding for…
Rank this Week: 14

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

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

All About Estates

All About Estates

Covers estates, trusts, tax, litigation, guardianship and elder care.

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jun 23

    Ontario’s Non-Resident Speculation Tax

    Ontario’s Non-Resident Speculation Tax
    Recently the Government of Ontario followed the heels of the British Columbia Government by introducing a “non-resident speculation tax” (“NRST”). The NRST will apply to the purchase or acquisition of an interest in…
  • Jun 21

    Estates Administration Act Thwarts Dependant Support Claim

    Estates Administration Act Thwarts Dependant Support Claim
    In MacDonald v. Estate of James Pouliot, 2017 ONSC 3629, the court considered a constructive trust and dependant support claim against an intestate estate. While the court granted a constructive trust, it dismissed the dependant support claim…
  • Jun 20

    The Prescribed Rate is About to Change – for Real this Time?

    The Prescribed Rate is About to Change – for Real this Time?
    The prescribed rate is the minimum interest rate prescribed by the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) that should be charged on various non-arm’s loans such as those made by you to your spouse or child (through a family trust).…
Rank this Week: 10

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Jun 13

    Ireland’s Failing Abortion Law: Statutory Interpretation, Human Rights and the Detention of Pregnant Children.

    Ireland’s Failing Abortion Law: Statutory Interpretation, Human Rights and the Detention of Pregnant Children.
    Mairead Enright (@maireadenright) Yesterday, the Child Care Law Reporting Project published a summary of a District Court case from 2016. A  suicidal teenager’s GP referred her to a consultant psychiatrist. She was pregnant and did…
  • Jun 1

    RIA Conference on Human Rights and the Social Sciences, June 22nd.

    RIA Conference on Human Rights and the Social Sciences, June 22nd.
    The human rights movement has done a great deal of good in improving the lives of people around the globe, however, as evidenced by recent political upheavals, its embodiment as a contemporary ‘ethics of progress’ is increasingly…
  • May 30

    Asylum Seekers and the Right to Work: The Supreme Court Decision

    Asylum Seekers and the Right to Work: The Supreme Court Decision
    By virtue of section 9(4) of the Refugee Act 1996, asylum seekers are absolutely prohibited from seeking or entering employment in Ireland. This provision has now been replaced by section 16(3)(b) of the International Protection Act 2015.…
Rank this Week: 12

The Defense Base Act Blog

The Defense Base Act Blog

Covers news and resources for U.S. contractors injured in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the world. By Herbert Chestnut & Associates.

http://defensebaseactblog.com
  • Apr 11

    Department of Labor preparing for Defense Base Act to be replaced by new system

    Department of Labor preparing for Defense Base Act to be replaced by new system
    Buried deep within the Department of Labor’s 2014 Budget request lies the first information publicly available on the proposed “reforms” to the Defense Base Act. The document indicates that the DOL has requested $2 million…
  • Apr 11

    Department of Labor preparing for Defense Base Act to be replaced by new system

    Department of Labor preparing for Defense Base Act to be replaced by new system
    Buried deep within the Department of Labor’s 2014 Budget request lies the first information publicly available on the proposed “reforms” to the Defense Base Act. The document indicates that the DOL has requested $2 million…
  • Apr 19

    The Attorney Escrow Accounts and the Prohibition of Commingling Client Fund

    The Attorney Escrow Accounts and the Prohibition of Commingling Client Fund
       Recently, an Illinois attorney who represents a number of DBA clients was arrested on charges of “ … unlawful financial exploitation of an elderly person for allegedly obtaining a check written payable to the 81-year-old…
Rank this Week: 11

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Jun 24

    Federal judge rejects bid to dismiss immigration suit against Trump and USCIS

    Federal judge rejects bid to dismiss immigration suit against Trump and USCIS
    The US District Court for the Western District of Washington [official website] on Wednesday denied in part and granted in part a motion to dismiss [order, PDF] a class-action suit filed against President Donald Trump [official profile] and…
  • Jun 24

    Germany Parliament passes bill to compensate those persecuted under anti-homosexuality law

    Germany Parliament passes bill to compensate those persecuted under anti-homosexuality law
    The lower house of the German Parliament [official website] on Thursday passed a bill [PDF, in German] to compensate thousands of individuals who had been persecuted and imprisoned for their sexuality. The law under which the individuals had…
  • Jun 24

    Amnesty calls for review of hate crime legal framework and police training in UK

    Amnesty calls for review of hate crime legal framework and police training in UK
    Amnesty International UK (AI) [advocacy website] on Friday called for [press release] improved police training and a review of the legal framework as they relate to hate crimes in the UK. In a news briefing tilted “Against Hate:…
Rank this Week: 16

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    Desired qualities for next director of the USPTO?

    Desired qualities for next director of the USPTO?
    From a post at norningconsult about qualities in the next patent office director:The next PTO director should have served as a senior executive at a company that engages in research and development, and for which building and managing a…
  • Jun 22

    National Review on Bob Dylan "copying"

    National Review on Bob Dylan "copying"
    From the National Review:To use the word “plagiarism” to describe what Dylan does, then, seems incorrect, tarnished as the word is with allegations of theft and deceit. The intention, in Dylan’s case, could not be further…
  • Jun 22

    Analysis of Lemtrada data by researchers at Queen Mary University suggests issues in T/B cell repopulation dynamic

    Analysis of Lemtrada data by researchers at Queen Mary University suggests issues in T/B cell repopulation dynamic
    In a post titled Unpublished Data May Point to Link Between Lemtrada and Other Autoimmune Diseases in MS Patients , Multiple Sclerosis News Today began with text:Previously unpublished results of clinical trials of Lemtrada (alemtuzumab)…
Rank this Week: 23

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jun 22

    Words matter

    Words matter
    Words are almost everything in a trademark registration, notwithstanding that one drawing.  Stick with me.  It’s going to get a little esoteric — not to say woolly — but hey,...
  • Jun 20

    Brain freeze

    Brain freeze
    Originally posted 2007-10-28 10:32:38. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWe kid Canada here from time to time. Maybe it’s because that’s where all the cold weather comes from. But mostly because...
  • Jun 20

    The Slants: Denouement

    The Slants: Denouement
    Victory has a hundred fathers https://t.co/G9Z7QOVH8l — Likelihood ®© Blog (@likely2confuse) June 19, 2017 Now let’s name some of them.  Because while I have many thoughts and learned many things...
Rank this Week: 22

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

Covers vehicle accidents, clergy abuse, personal injury and wrongful death. By Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys.

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Jun 21

    Pedestrian Injured in Costa Mesa DUI Crash

    Pedestrian Injured in Costa Mesa DUI Crash
    A man was injured in a Costa Mesa pedestrian accident, which officials said, involved a suspected drunk driver who left the scene of the crash. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred early morning on…
  • Jun 19

    Woman Killed in Santa Ana Pedestrian Accident

    Woman Killed in Santa Ana Pedestrian Accident
    Charlene Hanson, 71, was killed in a Santa Ana pedestrian accident the evening of June 17, 2017. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred at the intersection of Civic Center Drive and…
  • Jun 14

    Grandmother and Baby Injured in Anaheim Pedestrian Accident

    Grandmother and Baby Injured in Anaheim Pedestrian Accident
    A grandmother was critically injured in an Anaheim pedestrian accident after a driver who was backing out of an apartment complex lost control of the vehicle and drove through a wrought iron gate. According to a news report in The Orange…
Rank this Week: 18

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Covers medical malpractice cases, news and issues with a focus on Illinois. From Levin & Perconti.

http://medicalmalpractice.levinperconti.com/
  • Jun 21

    House Will Vote Soon on Protecting Access to Care Act

    House Will Vote Soon on Protecting Access to Care Act
    We’re in the final stretch of awaiting a House vote on H.R. 1215, otherwise known as the Protecting Access to Care Act. It is believed that a vote could happen at any time, leaving little time to waste in…
  • Jun 21

    Illinois Senator Dick Durbin Shares Facts Regarding Medical Malpractice

    Illinois Senator Dick Durbin Shares Facts Regarding Medical Malpractice
    After our attorneys contacted Illinois Senator Dick Durbin to urge him to oppose H.R. 1215, the Protecting Access to Care Act, we were happy to receive an email acknowledging our concerns. In addition to thanking…
  • Jun 14

    America’s High C-Section Rate Not Based on Lawsuit Fear

    America’s High C-Section Rate Not Based on Lawsuit Fear
    With policymakers and tort reform advocates recently making a big push for the American Health Care Act (AHCA), patient and elder rights advocates have come out in full force to discredit many of the non-truths being…
Rank this Week: 21

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Jun 20

    Police in Belize Arrest Three NCL Crew Members for Smuggling Cocaine

    Police in Belize Arrest Three NCL Crew Members for Smuggling Cocaine
    7 News Belize reports that three NCL crew members were arrested in Belize for possession of two kilos of cocaine which was picked up in Roatan and taken on an unidentified NCL cruise ship to the private destination of Harvest Caye, apparently…
  • Jun 18

    Brazilian Crew Member Missing From MSC Musica

    Brazilian Crew Member Missing From MSC Musica
    A crew member disappeared from the MSC Musica last night according to crew members on the MSC cruise ship and Italian newspapers. Several crew members reported that a Brazilian woman failed to appear for work earlier today.  The Musica…
  • Jun 14

    Cruise Industry: A Menace to Wildlife?

    Cruise Industry: A Menace to Wildlife?
    This weekend, a reader of this blog sent me an article from the San Pedro Sun regarding NCL's exploitation of rare macaws in its development in Belize at Harvest Caye. Scarlet Macaws NCL reportedly obtained numerous birds (toucans and other…
Rank this Week: 17

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

Covers Hepatitis A news, legal cases and resources. By Marler Clark.

http://www.hepatitisblog.com/
  • Jun 14

    Hepatitis A in Westchester

    Hepatitis A in Westchester
    Dr. Sherlita Amler, Westchester County’s Health Commissioner, is encouraging people who consumed beverages at Monteverde at Oldstone, a restaurant and event space at 28 Bear Mountain Bridge Road in Cortlandt... Continue Reading
  • May 28

    Jail House Hepatitis A Risk

    Jail House Hepatitis A Risk
    Oakland County Jail officials are warning inmates incarcerated there earlier this month that they may have been exposed to hepatitis A. A male prisoner in the jail tested positive for the... Continue Reading
  • May 2

    Raw Tuna Poke Recalled in Hawaii over Hepatitis A

    Raw Tuna Poke Recalled in Hawaii over Hepatitis A
    The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has been notified of imported frozen raw tuna or ahi cubes distributed by Tropic Fish Hawaii, LLC on Oahu that tested positive for... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 19

LawPundit

LawPundit

Covers law, information technology, intellectual property and new media. By Andis Kaulins.

http://lawpunditblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 15

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Austin Personal Injury Blog

Litigation and injury news, cases and commentary. By Perlmutter & Schuelke, LLP.

http://www.civtrial.com/blog/
  • Jun 12

    Do Personal Injury Lawyers Make A Difference?

    Do Personal Injury Lawyers Make A Difference?
    One of my favorite things is disbursements — giving clients their checks from settlements or judgments. Today, I’m making disbursements in a settlement of a car wreck case, and the case is an example of how personal injury lawyers can…
  • Jun 12

    Eagle Ford Shale and Trucking Accident

    Eagle Ford Shale and Trucking Accident
    The past two weekends, I’ve had to make working trips to the Texas coast (and I didn’t even see the beach on either trip).  The one thing that struck me on the drives was the increase in traffic, especially trucking traffic.
  • Jun 11

    Motorcycle Accidents: ROT Rally Motorcycle Fatalitie

    Motorcycle Accidents: ROT Rally Motorcycle Fatalitie
    Austin’s annual Republic of Texas (ROT) Rally has come and gone, and again we’ve had too many motorcycle fatalities.   This year, three motorcyclists were killed during the weekend. In the first incident, a rider crashed into a…
Rank this Week: 20

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Jun 25

    "Anthony Kennedy retirement watch at a fever pitch"

    "Anthony Kennedy retirement watch at a fever pitch"
    "Anthony Kennedy retirement watch at a fever pitch": Ariane de Vogue of CNN.com has this report.
  • Jun 25

    Greetings from San Francisco

    Greetings from San Francisco
    Greetings from San Francisco: Where this afternoon, I will be making my first visit to AT&T Park, to watch the San Francisco Giants host the New York Mets. And where tomorrow at 9:15 a.m. pacific time, I will be taking a guided tour of…
  • Jun 24

    "Justices Side With Immigrant Who Got Bad Legal Advice"

    "Justices Side With Immigrant Who Got Bad Legal Advice"
    "Justices Side With Immigrant Who Got Bad Legal Advice": Adam Liptak has this article in today's edition of The New York Times. In today's edition of The Washington Post, Robert Barnes has an article headlined "Supreme Court gives second…
Rank this Week: 107

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/
  • Jun 25

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Normativity, Morality, & Ethic

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Normativity, Morality, & Ethic
    Introduction Normative legal theory is concerned with reasons for legal actions, including reasons for adopting legislation or for judge-made law. This very brief entry in the Legal Theory Lexicon attempts to sort out some the terminology by…
  • Jun 24

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Democratic Dialogue and the Constitution" by Young

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Democratic Dialogue and the Constitution" by Young
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Democratic Dialogue and the Constitution by Alison L. Young. Here is a description: Constitutions divide into those that provide for a constitutionally protected set of rights, where courts can strike down…
  • Jun 24

    Download of the Week: "Probing the Depths of the Responsible Corporate Officer's Duty" by Ferzan

    Download of the Week: "Probing the Depths of the Responsible Corporate Officer's Duty" by Ferzan
    The Download of the Week is Probing the Depths of the Responsible Corporate Officer's Duty by Kimberly Kessler Ferzan. Here is the abstract: Many criminal law scholars have criticized the Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine as a form of…
Rank this Week: 28

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/
  • Jun 25

    Too Many Generals in the Situation Room?

    Too Many Generals in the Situation Room?
    Editor’s Note: The Trump administration, more than any of its predecessors, is relying on serving and retired military leaders to staff key civilian positions, including much of the National Security Council. Too often this is…
  • Jun 24

    Six Possible Options for the Supreme Court’s Review of the Travel Ban

    Six Possible Options for the Supreme Court’s Review of the Travel Ban
    On Monday, the Supreme Court’s tumultuous 2016 term is scheduled to draw to an end. But will it? All of the briefing in the travel ban litigation has been filed, and the cases are ready for the Court’s ruling. There are…
  • Jun 24

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    Developments in Syria and rising tensions with Russia drove foreign policy news this week. On Sunday, a U.S. F/A-18 shot down a manned Syrian government Su-22 bomber that had attacked the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces. J. Dana Stuster…
Rank this Week: 114

DealBook

DealBook

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

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 110

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Call for Papers: Democratic Governance Workshop

    Call for Papers: Democratic Governance Workshop
    The Manchester International Law Centre has issued a call for papers for a workshop on "Democratic Governance," to take place November 3, 2017. Here's the announcement (with a link to the full call):The Manchester International Law Centre…
  • Jun 24

    Belporo: La responsabilité des entreprises multinationales pour les violations des droits de l'homme en Afrique

    Belporo: La responsabilité des entreprises multinationales pour les violations des droits de l'homme en Afrique
    Christelle Belporo has published La responsabilité des entreprises multinationales pour les violations des droits de l'homme en Afrique (L'Harmattan 2017). Here's the abstract:La question de la responsabilité des entreprises…
  • Jun 24

    New Issue: Arbitration International

    New Issue: Arbitration International
    The latest issue of Arbitration International (Vol. 33, no. 2, June 2017) is out. Contents include:ArticlesJack Beatson, International arbitration, public policy considerations, and conflicts of law: the perspectives of reviewing and…
Rank this Week: 81

Patentology

Patentology

News and views on patents and innovation, with a focus on Australia and New Zealand.

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
Rank this Week: 25

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Jun 24

    U.K.: 2013 nastygram to Grenfell Action Group

    U.K.: 2013 nastygram to Grenfell Action Group
    Grenfell Tower tenants repeatedly complained about safety concerns; their landlord hired a lawyer who threatened to sue them for libel. pic.twitter.com/t9Rh6d0rXE — Bruce E.H. Johnson (@BEHJ) June 19, 2017 “Grenfell Tower tenants…
  • Jun 24

    Mello et al.: does state-level malpractice exposure correlate with health care quality?

    Mello et al.: does state-level malpractice exposure correlate with health care quality?
    Michelle Mello and colleagues examined reports in a federal health database to determine whether there were observable relationships between the intensity of litigation environments on a state level and measures of hospital outcomes.…
  • Jun 23

    Privacy and the common law

    Privacy and the common law
    More regulation and legislation to protect privacy from a snooping press? “The common law is able to deal more flexibly with the questions that arise,” says Hofstra law professor Irina Manta [Federalist Society video] Tags: First…
Rank this Week: 32

Hedge Fund Law Blog

Hedge Fund Law Blog

Covers hedge fund laws and starting a hedge fund.

http://www.hedgefundlawblog.com
  • Jun 24

    Cryptocurrency Fund Legal & Operational Post

    Cryptocurrency Fund Legal & Operational Post
    The goal of the posts on this page are to address the legal and operational issues applicable to fund managers who invest in the cryptocurrency space.  We believe the emergence of this new asset class gives rise to a need for open…
  • Jun 17

    Hedge Fund Bits and Pieces for June 16, 2017

    Hedge Fund Bits and Pieces for June 16, 2017
    We are a day late but hope you had a happy Friday.  As has been the trend, we are seeing a large focus on cryptocurrency assets and this update reflects that focus. **** Speaking on Cryptocurrency Hedge Funds – I will be in New…
  • May 30

    California BitLicense

    California BitLicense
    Overview of the Cryptocurrency Licensing Regime in California As we discussed in a recent post, New York has already implemented a statute that requires those engaged in certain virtual currency business activities to obtain a license…
Rank this Week: 119

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical licensing, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse. By Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm.

http://www.dallasfortworthinjurylawyer.com/
  • Jun 24

    California Smith and Nephew Birmingham hip failure

    California Smith and Nephew Birmingham hip failure
    California Smith and Nephew Birmingham hip failure. Gary Lunsford from Riverbank, California filed a personal injury and product liability lawsuit against Smith & Nephew. Smith & Nephew Birmingham hip failure linked to design defect…
  • Jun 23

    Invokana Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    Invokana Wrongful Death Lawsuit
    Invokana Wrongful Death Lawsuit. Scott Martin from Alabama alleges that the side effects of the blockbuster diabetic drug Invokana caused the wrongful death of his wife. According to Martin, his wife suffered severe diabetic ketoacidosis…
  • Jun 21

    Ethicon Physiomesh is “not safe”according to lawsuit

    Ethicon Physiomesh is “not safe”according to lawsuit
    Ethicon Physiomesh is “not safe”according to lawsuit. John Guerra, from Torrance California claims that the Ethicon Physiomesh patch used in his hernia repair causes severe health risks and complications. According to Guerra, he…
Rank this Week: 45

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Tom Parks Subject to 23 Complaints Over Oil and Gas Investment

    Tom Parks Subject to 23 Complaints Over Oil and Gas Investment
    Broker Tom Parks (Parks) has been subject to a massive number of customer complaints alleging many millions in damages.  Parks was associated with Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. (Ameriprise) until April 2016.  According…
  • Jun 22

    Advisor Aaron Robert Parthemer Subject to New Customer Allegation

    Advisor Aaron Robert Parthemer Subject to New Customer Allegation
    Gana LLP is investigating new customer complaints filed with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against broker Aaron Robert Parthemer (Parthemer). Our firm has been investigating Parthemer since 2015, when Parthemer was…
  • Jun 21

    UBS Broker Margaret Lech-Loubet Subject to Customer Complaints Over Energy Related Investment

    UBS Broker Margaret Lech-Loubet Subject to Customer Complaints Over Energy Related Investment
    The securities lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating customer complaints filed with The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) against broker Margaret Lech-Loubet (Lech-Loubet).  According to BrokerCheck records…
Rank this Week: 94

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    Disabled man released from sex-offender list

    Disabled man released from sex-offender list
    6-24-17 Arkansas: A Pulaski County circuit judge has released a 38-year-old brain-damaged Little Rock man from an 18-year-old court order requiring him to register as a sex offender, ruling that Andrew Baxter Low is not a danger to the…
  • Jun 19

    Communities reviewing sexual offender ordinances in wake of federal ruling

    Communities reviewing sexual offender ordinances in wake of federal ruling
    6-19-17 Wisconsin: RACINE COUNTY — At least three communities in Racine County are reviewing their sex offender residency ordinances after a federal judge found that similar rules in Pleasant Prairie were unconstitutional. In recent…
  • Jun 17

    Body of Okla. pastor, convicted sex offender found burned near church

    Body of Okla. pastor, convicted sex offender found burned near church
    6-17-17 Oklahoma: CHICKASHA — Police are investigating after the body of an Oklahoma pastor with a previous out-of-state sex crime conviction was found burned on Friday morning near the church where he ministered under an assumed…
Rank this Week: 29

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Jun 24

    4 Ways the Senate Health Care Bill Would Hurt Women

    4 Ways the Senate Health Care Bill Would Hurt Women
    TIME (Jun. 22, 2017): 4 Ways the Senate Health Care Bill Would Hurt Women, by Amanda MacMillan The newly unveiled Senate health care bill intended to repeal the Affordable Care Act has a name: the Better Care Reconciliation Act of...
  • Jun 23

    Calling on Congress to Support Black Women's Maternal Health

    Calling on Congress to Support Black Women's Maternal Health
    Ms. Magazine (Jun. 21, 2017): Calling on Congress to Support Black Women's Maternal Health, by Meliss Arteaga: Last week, members of the Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA), a maternal health advocacy committee organized by SisterSong, briefed…
  • Jun 22

    How Anti-Abortion Lawmakers Win Even While Losing in Court

    How Anti-Abortion Lawmakers Win Even While Losing in Court
    Texas Observer (Jun. 20, 2017): How Texas' Anti-Abortion Lawmakers Win Even While Losing in Court, by Sophie Novack: Earlier this month, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 8 into law, "an omnibus measure that mandates…
Rank this Week: 44

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
  • Jun 24

    Law on Jurisdiction Clauses Changes in Canada

    Law on Jurisdiction Clauses Changes in Canada
    In 2011 Facebook, Inc. used the name and picture of certain Facebook.com members as part of an advertising product.  In response, a class action was started in British Columbia on behalf of roughly 1.8 million British Columbia residents…
  • Jun 22

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2017: Abstract

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2017: Abstract
    The latest issue of the „Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax)“ features the following articles: C. Kohler: Limits of mutual trust in the European judicial area: the judgment of the ECtHR in…
  • Jun 22

    Operating Law in a Global Context – Comparing, Combining and Prioritising

    Operating Law in a Global Context – Comparing, Combining and Prioritising
    A book by Jean- Sylvestre Bergé and Geneviève Helleringer, Elgar Publishing 2017, just published. Lawyers have to adapt their reasoning to the increasingly global nature of the situations with which they deal. Often, rules…
Rank this Week: 74

On the Record

On the Record

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

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Jun 24

    Best Week, Worst Week: Md. gerrymandering foes get good news; health exchange reeling

    Best Week, Worst Week: Md. gerrymandering foes get good news; health exchange reeling
    Proponents of fixing partisan advantage in redistricting in Maryland got some good news from a Wisconsin case this week while Maryland’s health exchange is dealing with fallout from the exit of one insurer, another who is predicting…
  • Jun 23

    Imran O. Shaukat | Semmes, Bowen

    Imran O. Shaukat | Semmes, Bowen
    Imran O. Shaukat, an associate in the maritime practice group at Semmes, Bowen & Semmes, has been elected president of the Traffic Club of Baltimore. Founded in 1913, the Traffic Club of Baltimore fosters close relationships between the…
  • Jun 23

    Andrea Rodgers | Mercy Medical Center

    Andrea Rodgers | Mercy Medical Center
    Andrea Rodgers, BSN, Esq, has joined Mercy Medical Center as the hospital’s new director of risk management. Both a nurse and an attorney, Rodgers was awarded her BSN at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctor at Widener…
Rank this Week: 56

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 71

The American Lawyer Top Stories

The American Lawyer Top Stories

Covers legal business news, analysis and intelligence.

http://www.americanlawyer.com/top-stories
  • Jun 23

    From East to West, Big Law Comes Out for Pride

    From East to West, Big Law Comes Out for Pride
    On Sunday, June 25th, Pride Month celebrations will culminate with parades across the country, from New York to San Francisco. Lawyers and staffers from many law firms will be participating in the…
  • Jun 23

    Years After Legal Troubles, Ex-Big Law Partner Re-Emerge

    Years After Legal Troubles, Ex-Big Law Partner Re-Emerge
    David Schwinger appears to have revived his law career.       
  • Jun 23

    Lewis Rice's Rare Subsidiary Law Firm Expands in St. Loui

    Lewis Rice's Rare Subsidiary Law Firm Expands in St. Loui
    A Midwest experiment to provide trusts and estates legal services at a lower cost is showing signs of success. TuckerAllen, a subsidiary of St. Louis-based Louis Rice, has served 1,000 families in its 10 months of existence. This week it…
Rank this Week: 111

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Covers the law of restrictive covenants, unfair competition and trade secrets. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.tradesecretsnoncompetelaw.com/
  • Jun 23

    Judge Orders Magic Leap to Be More Precise In Describing the Trade Secrets Former Executive Allegedly Stole

    Judge Orders Magic Leap to Be More Precise In Describing the Trade Secrets Former Executive Allegedly Stole
    A recent decision from the Northern District of California, Magic Leap, Inc. v. Bradski et. al., shows that employers must meet a high standard when filing a California Code of Civil Procedure Section 2019.210 disclosure statement under the…
  • Jun 21

    News Media Companies Entering the Non-Compete Game

    News Media Companies Entering the Non-Compete Game
    While agreements that restrict employees from leaving a job and working for a competitor (commonly known as “non-compete” agreements) are standard in many industries, they are relatively scarce in the media and journalism sectors.…
  • Jun 19

    Secrets to Protecting Trade Secrets Abroad

    Secrets to Protecting Trade Secrets Abroad
    Consider the following scenario that was the premise of the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964), and later adapted into the classic film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971): your company (Willy Wonka Chocolates) is in the…
Rank this Week: 103

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 122

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Jun 23

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Noninvasive Deep Brain Stimulation – Has Neuroscience’s Holy Grail Been Found? Discovery: Neuroskeptic Beyond the Five Senses, The Atlantic Studies reveal that secrets are bad for your health—even after you tell them, Quartz…
  • Jun 20

    2017 Neuroscience & Society Meeting- Call for Abstract

    2017 Neuroscience & Society Meeting- Call for Abstract
    **CALL FOR ABSTRACTS** Deadline: 7 July 2017 NEUROSCIENCE & SOCIETY: ETHICAL, LEGAL & CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS OF NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH 14-15 September 2017 Sydney, NSW, Australia Researchers, practitioners, clinicians and other…
  • Jun 15

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Older Kids Are More Likely to Confess to Bad Deeds, Scientific American How the brain stores traumatic images and triggers flashbacks, The Guardian Scientists are finding more genes linked to IQ. This doesn’t mean we can predict…
Rank this Week: 67

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers H-1B visas, petitions, audits and caps. By the MVP Law Group.

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, June 23, 2017

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, June 23, 2017
    MVP Law Group, P.A. makes available the information and materials in this forum for informational purposes only. The information is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice or any contractual obligations. Further, the use of…
  • Jun 22

    Economic Power of New Americans (Update) – Kansas, Kentucky & Louisiana

    Economic Power of New Americans (Update) – Kansas, Kentucky & Louisiana
    The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) has released all fifty states, the District of Columbia and the United States (Overall), for a total of fifty-two updated fact sheets with accompanying info graphics and other details. These fact sheets…
  • Jun 21

    Updated Service Center Processing Times (4/30/17) *Using New Specific Date Format*

    Updated Service Center Processing Times (4/30/17) *Using New Specific Date Format*
    Processing Time reports for all of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Service Centers were released on 6/14/17 with processing dates as of 4/30/17. If you filed a petition with one of the Service Centers, please review the…
Rank this Week: 102

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: 88

New York Law Notes

New York Law Notes

Provides a summary of an Appellate Division case of special interest to New York practitioners.

http://drdiekman.podbean.com
  • Jun 23

    Failure to state a claim as an affirmative defense.

    Failure to state a claim as an affirmative defense.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division stated the the motion court was not free to dismiss the affirmative defense of failure to state a claim, as failure to state a claim may be raised at any time, even if not pleaded, pursuant to CPLR…
  • Jun 22

    Hearsay on a summary judgment motion.

    Hearsay on a summary judgment motion.
    Practice point:  While hearsay may be considered in opposition to a motion for summary judgment, it is insufficient to raise a triable issue of fact where it is the only evidence upon which the opposition to the motion is…
  • Jun 21

    Law of the case and sua sponte dismissal.

    Law of the case and sua sponte dismissal.
    The Appellate Division reversed, and reinstated the complaint in this action where plaintiff, as administrator of the estate commenced a medical malpractice suit against, among others, defendant-physician. Defendant's motion for summary…
Rank this Week: 84