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Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    British Columbia Law Institute Seeks Comments on New and Emerging Issues for Update to Pension Division Question and Answer Material

    British Columbia Law Institute Seeks Comments on New and Emerging Issues for Update to Pension Division Question and Answer Material
    The British Columbia Law Institute published the first edition of its book Questions and Answers About Pension Division on the Breakdown of a Relationship in British Columba in 1996.The third edition was published in 2013, and is available…
  • Aug 23

    Gifts Void Against Public Policy: McCorkill Estate

    Gifts Void Against Public Policy: McCorkill Estate
    The usual rule in Canada is that a will-maker may leave wealth to whom he or she chooses. This is subject to claims of a spouse or children under various wills variation or dependent relief legislation, which varies from province to province,…
  • Aug 15

    Mediation

    Mediation
    I spend a great deal of my time writing about decided-estate-litigation-court cases. Yet, in my experience the vast majority of disputes are settled through negotiation, and increasingly through mediation. I attend far more mediations than…
Rank this Week: 470

Jurisdynamics

Jurisdynamics

Describes the interplay between legal responses to exogenous change and the law's own endogenous capacity for adaptation. By Louis D. Brandeis Dean Jim Chen.

http://jurisdynamics.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Law on the market

    Law on the market
    Daniel Martin Katz, Michael James Bommarito, Tyler Soellinger & James Ming Chen, Law on the Market? Evaluating the Securities Market Impact of Supreme Court Decisions, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2649726 or…
  • Jul 11

    Sinking, fast and slow: Bifurcating beta in financial and behavioral space

    Sinking, fast and slow: Bifurcating beta in financial and behavioral space
    James Ming Chen, Sinking, Fast and Slow: Bifurcating Beta in Financial and Behavioral Space, available at http://bit.ly/SinkingFastSlow or http://ssrn.com/abstract=2629541: Modern portfolio theory accords symmetrical treatment to all…
  • Jun 9

    The promise and the peril of parametric value-at-risk (VaR) analysi

    The promise and the peril of parametric value-at-risk (VaR) analysi
    Tail risk — of a radically different variety James Ming Chen, The Promise and the Peril of Parametric Value-at-Risk (VaR) Analysis, available at http://www.ssrn.com/abstract=2615664 or http://bit.ly/ParametricVaR: Leptokurtosis, or the…
Rank this Week: 864

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Aug 29

    Tenure and Governance

    Tenure and Governance
    This National Jurist coverage of Charleston Law School goes to the heart of why tenure is important for higher education institutions. http://www.nationaljurist.com/content/why-tenure-importantFiled under: Uncategorized
  • Aug 18

    AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education Statement of Position in support of the California Bar Experiential Requirement

    AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education Statement of Position in support of the California Bar Experiential Requirement
    The AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education has drafted a Statement of Position in support of the California bar’s proposal, which would require 15 units of experiential education for bar takers. According to AALS Clinical Section…
  • Aug 17

    What Advice Would You Give to Your Students? By: John Lande

    What Advice Would You Give to Your Students? By: John Lande
    Law professors want their students to succeed in navigating the challenging path of law school and legal practice.  We embed our advice in our courses and other interactions with students.  Usually, we don’t have the chance to…
Rank this Week: 921

Customs Law

Customs Law

Covers American customs law and international trade law. By Lawrence Friedman.

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Ruling of the Week 2015.25: Stipulation Schmipulation

    Ruling of the Week 2015.25: Stipulation Schmipulation
    This one is for the lawyers. I'll try my best to make it not too far "inside baseball."Cases in the Court of International Trade don't always result in a published opinion. There are lots of ways customs cases get resolved. It is possible…
  • Aug 21

    Finality of Liquidation and the Loss of Defense

    Finality of Liquidation and the Loss of Defense
    Most people assume that when sued by the United States for unpaid customs duties, taxes, fees, and interest, the defendant will have an opportunity to assert all available defenses to the claim against it. That is technically true. The…
  • Aug 20

    Ruling of the Week 2015.24: How Wide is Your Bike Lock?

    Ruling of the Week 2015.24: How Wide is Your Bike Lock?
    Although I have actually been on my bike a shamefully few times this year, I remain interested in all things related to cycling, particularly commuting by bike. A key tool for a bike commuter is a good, solid lock. Thus, I noticed H168717…
Rank this Week: 687

No Deportation

No Deportation

Covers immigration and deportation of non-citizens. By Stanley D. Radtke.

http://nodeportation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 727

Rubin on Tax

Rubin on Tax

Covers tax and legal issues relating to federal and Florida tax, estate planning, probate, and business matters. By Charles Rubin.

http://rubinontax.floridatax.com/
  • Aug 29

    Table of Revised Income Tax Return Filing Due Date

    Table of Revised Income Tax Return Filing Due Date
    Rather than have to look these up constantly, I have created for myself (and my readers) a cheat sheet summary of the new filing dates enacted in the recently enacted Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of…
  • Aug 24

    Ashes of a Cremated Decedent are not Property Subject to Division among Heirs [Florida]

    Ashes of a Cremated Decedent are not Property Subject to Division among Heirs [Florida]
    The parents of a deceased child were the sole heirs of the child’s estate. The child’s remains were cremated, and the parents could not agree on the final disposition of his assets. The father petitioned the probate court to…
  • Aug 23

    IRS Announces Delay in Consistent Basis Notice to Beneficiaries Rule

    IRS Announces Delay in Consistent Basis Notice to Beneficiaries Rule
    I recently wrote about the provisions of the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 that require estates to give statements to beneficiaries regarding the basis of property if an estate tax return is…
Rank this Week: 531

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.boston-car-accident-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Moped Accident in Peabody Under Investigation

    Moped Accident in Peabody Under Investigation
    According to a recent news report from the Peabody Patch, Massachusetts State Police and its accident reconstruction unit continue to investigate a serious traffic accident involving a moped and a truck. Authorities say the 41-year-old moped…
  • Aug 26

    Caitlyn Jenner Facing Possible Manslaughter Charges in Connection with Deadly Crash

    Caitlyn Jenner Facing Possible Manslaughter Charges in Connection with Deadly Crash
    Caitlyn Jenner, previously known as Bruce Jenner, has been in the headlines a lot lately. After her divorce from Kris Jenner, her public decision to become a woman, and her winning of the ESPY Courage Award, at least publicly, things seemed…
  • Aug 23

    Country Music Rising Star John King Involved in Fatal Car Crash

    Country Music Rising Star John King Involved in Fatal Car Crash
    John King, a 26-year-old country music artist best known for his hit song “Tonight, Tonight” was involved in a fatal car accident, according to a recent news article from Taste of Country. Authorities say a classic car was…
Rank this Week: 654

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Covers historical and rare law books.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/rare-books
  • Aug 29

    New Flickr album: Magna Carta

    New Flickr album: Magna Carta
    The Rare Book Collection’s Flickr site passed two milestones this summer, reaching over 3,000 images and over a million views. The site also sports a number of new albums that are worth pointing out.
  • Jul 27

    "Evidence of Women" exhibit now online

    "Evidence of Women" exhibit now online
    A digital version of the exhibit “Evidence of Women: Women as Printers, Donors, and Owners of Law Texts” is now available online through the library’s eYLS portal. This digital version includes the images and labels of all…
  • Jun 26

    New Law Library Exhibit

    New Law Library Exhibit
    Yale Law Library exhibit: “Evidence of Women” ———————————————— New Yale Law Library exhibit… EVIDENCE OF WOMEN: WOMEN AS…
Rank this Week: 798

Law and Other Things

Law and Other Things

Covers Indian law, courts and the Constitution.

http://lawandotherthings.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    A former Judge reflects on the appointment of Judge

    A former Judge reflects on the appointment of Judge
     This book is a collection of lectures, and articles by and interviews with the retired Judge of the Madras High Court, Justice K.Chandru.  This is also the first book to come out of Lexlab, a new publisher of law books from…
  • Aug 22

    Unstable Constitutionalism: Law and Politics in South Asia

    Unstable Constitutionalism: Law and Politics in South Asia
    Although comparative constitutional law has steadily grown as a field, it still remains narrow in its geographical focus. South Asia, in particular, is an region that has been neglected. In 2013, Sunil Khilnani, Vikram Raghavan, Arun K.…
  • Aug 16

    [Day 10 -- Final Day of Arguments] Constitution Bench Reference in Union of India v. Sriharan

    [Day 10 -- Final Day of Arguments] Constitution Bench Reference in Union of India v. Sriharan
    (The author of this post was present in court for the last day of arguments on 12.8.2015 but prefers this to be an anonymous post. This post concludes our coverage of the arguments in this case and I do hope that many of you found it useful.…
Rank this Week: 223

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
Rank this Week: 599

Georgia Injury Law Blog

Georgia Injury Law Blog

Providing information, resources, and commentary for injured people and their families. By Robert N. Katz.

http://www.georgiainjurylawblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    IKEA Warns of Wall Chest Tip-over Injuries after Two Toddler Fatalitie

    IKEA Warns of Wall Chest Tip-over Injuries after Two Toddler Fatalitie
    Safety experts and Atlanta personal injury lawyers have been warning of the risk of child fatalities in furniture tip over accidents for many years. Last year, two toddlers were killed in furniture tip over accidents involving an IKEA…
  • Aug 23

    Feds Warn of Hacking, Safety Risks Involving Self-Driven Car

    Feds Warn of Hacking, Safety Risks Involving Self-Driven Car
    The hype over self-driven cars continues to increase, even as the federal officials warn that automakers must innovate while keeping in mind concerns involving privacy and hacking. Hackers recently proved that they were capable of hacking a…
  • Aug 19

    Take Precautions to Prevent Heat Stroke-Related Child Fatalitie

    Take Precautions to Prevent Heat Stroke-Related Child Fatalitie
    Parents, caregivers and the community at large all have a role to play in helping prevent heat stroke-related fatalities involving children left behind in cars during summer. Those fatalities are already at record numbers in 2015. So far this…
Rank this Week: 848

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

Covers consumer law, arbitration, credit card fraud, credit report errors, foreclosure, and identity theft. By Watts & Herring, LLC

http://www.alabamaconsumerlawblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    2015-08-28 Consumer Protection Q&A with Attorney John G. Watt

    2015-08-28 Consumer Protection Q&A with Attorney John G. Watt
    Welcome to our Q&A on consumer protection issues. The entire video is above, and the transcript is below. I hope you enjoy! John Watts ============ Well, hello. My name is John Watts. I'm a consumer protection attorney in Alabama,…
  • Aug 28

    2015-08-28 Elder Law Q&A with Attorney John G. Watt

    2015-08-28 Elder Law Q&A with Attorney John G. Watt
    Welcome to our Q&A on elder law and estate planning issues. The entire video is above, and the transcript is below. I hope you enjoy! John Watts ============== Hello. My name is John Watts. I'm a lawyer in Alabama, and we're going to…
  • Aug 21

    2015-08-21 Q&A Consumer Protection Webinar With John Watt

    2015-08-21 Q&A Consumer Protection Webinar With John Watt
    Welcome to our Q&A on consumer protection issues. The entire video is above, and the transcript is below. I hope you enjoy! John Watts ================ Hello. My name is John Watts. I want to welcome you to our webinar where we talk…
Rank this Week: 385

Georgia Legal Report

Georgia Legal Report

Covers injury and accident news and medical malpractice case updates. By The Murray Law Firm.

http://www.georgialegalreport.com/
  • Aug 28

    Stop the Violence! Savannah Protesters Rally “We Must Do Something”

    Stop the Violence! Savannah Protesters Rally “We Must Do Something”
    Community Calls for End to Violence Two hundred people took to Savannah streets Saturday evening in an effort to raise community awareness of local violence. Marchers wore “We Must Do Something” t-shirts while…
  • Aug 21

    Parking Lot Safety: How Georgia Shoppers May Reduce Risk of Becoming Victim

    Parking Lot Safety: How Georgia Shoppers May Reduce Risk of Becoming Victim
    Most mall-related crime occurs in parking lots, making shoppers and drivers navigating these lots vulnerable to theft, assault and vehicle break-ins. Law enforcement officials who patrol the country’s busiest malls have…
  • Aug 18

    Was Security Sufficient? Our Legal Take: Man Injured in Parking Lot Shooting

    Was Security Sufficient? Our Legal Take: Man Injured in Parking Lot Shooting
    Was Security Sufficient? Our Legal Take: Man Injured in Parking Lot Shooting Local News A man was reportedly shot and critically injured in the parking lot outside Dugan’s Bar in Atlanta Tuesday evening, August 11, 2015 per media…
Rank this Week: 850

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

Denise Howell and guests discuss technology law. From the TWiT netcast network.

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Aug 28

    TWiL 317: Law of the WOPR

    TWiL 317: Law of the WOPR
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson Apps to help deal with the problems of sexual assault and bullying, the Ninth Circuit overturns verdicts for the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Ashley Madison owners misusing DMCA to take down leaked…
  • Aug 21

    TWiL 316: The First Meal Doctrine

    TWiL 316: The First Meal Doctrine
    Host: Sarah Pearson Privacy expectations and the Ashley Madison hack, design patents and Apple's rounded corners, Instagraming your meal could violate the chef's copyright and more! Download or subscribe to this show at…
  • Aug 14

    TWiL 315: Risa On Demand

    TWiL 315: Risa On Demand
    Host: Denise HowellGuests: Mark Jaffe, Adam Steinbaugh, Colette Vogele The future of cracking down on revenge-porn, Dr. Luke and his Breakbeat to stand trial, trademarking "Cecil the Lion" for profit and more! Photo credit: Denis…
Rank this Week: 296

LLRX.com

LLRX.com

Covers legal research and tech issues. By Sabrina Pacifici.

http://www.llrx.com
  • Aug 28

    In Warren Buffett’s own backyard: Underfunded Omaha libraries. National digital library endowment, anyone?

    In Warren Buffett’s own backyard: Underfunded Omaha libraries. National digital library endowment, anyone?
    David Rothman calls out an increasingly pervasive dichotomy of action by some of America's wealthiest corporate philanthropists in regard to supporting libraries, literacy and equal access to comprehensive public library collections. As…
  • Aug 23

    The Beginning of Information Illiteracy (Part 1 of 5)

    The Beginning of Information Illiteracy (Part 1 of 5)
    In Part 1 of her 5 part series, Lorette Weldon, Librarian and Adjunct Professor in Developmental Reading, discusses the reasons for and challenges of entering college freshmen who cannot read or write. Her emphasis is on the value of…
  • Aug 23

    Seuss’ “Oh the Places You’ll Go”: Still Rings True Today

    Seuss’ “Oh the Places You’ll Go”: Still Rings True Today
    Cheryl Niemeier answers the questions many members have following the decision to change the name of the Private Law Libraries-Special Interest Section (PLL-SIS) of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) to the Private Law…
Rank this Week: 983

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Aug 28

    Macey-Dare on English Derivatives Litgation

    Macey-Dare on English Derivatives Litgation
    Rupert Macey-Dare has posted Key Derivatives Cases 2015 on SSRN with the following abstract: The paper considers key derivatives cases in the English courts from 2015, namely: Wani v Royal Bank of Scotland, Dexia v Commune di Prato, Enasarco…
  • Aug 17

    Registration Open for 2015 Central States Law Schools Association Conference

    Registration Open for 2015 Central States Law Schools Association Conference
    Please note the following Conference announcement: Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2015 Scholarship Conference, on Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10 at The University of Toledo College of Law…
  • Aug 17

    Faculty Opening: University of Iowa College of Law

    Faculty Opening: University of Iowa College of Law
    I received the following notice that may be of interest to some of this blog's readers: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA COLLEGE OF LAW anticipates hiring several tenured/tenure track faculty members and clinical faculty members (including a director…
Rank this Week: 99

Canadian Securities Law Online

Canadian Securities Law Online

Covers Canadian securities law topics, including disclosures, corporate governance, mergers, registration and compliance. By Stikeman Elliott.

http://www.canadiansecuritieslaw.com/
  • Aug 28

    Quebec Derivatives Blanket Exemption - Revocation postponed by nine month

    Quebec Derivatives Blanket Exemption - Revocation postponed by nine month
    Alix d’Anglejan-Chatillon and Ken Ottenbreit -  The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), Quebec's financial services regulator, published Decision No. 2015-PDG-0132 (the Extension Decision) yesterday (August…
  • Aug 28

    IIROC releases finalized Guidance on Marketplace Threshold

    IIROC releases finalized Guidance on Marketplace Threshold
     The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) has released its finalized Guidance on Marketplace Thresholds. As discussed in our 2014 post on the draft version, the Guidance is intended to promote stable markets by…
  • Aug 28

    IIROC releases annual report

    IIROC releases annual report
    The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) has just released its 2014-15 Annual Report. As the accompanying news release indicates, the 56-page report  recaps a number of important achievements during the period,…
Rank this Week: 485

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi bring us their and their guests views on a variety of hot legal topics. Part of the Legal Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/
  • Aug 28

    Lawyers, Weed, and Money: H.R. 2076 Found Some Fan

    Lawyers, Weed, and Money: H.R. 2076 Found Some Fan
    House Resolution 2076 would permit banking for marijuana businesses if they follow certain guidelines. But what does that mean for the banks and the existing federal laws? Wouldn’t they still be aiding and abetting criminal…
  • Aug 14

    Uber vs. Taxi: The Sharing Economy’s Power over Workers and Liability

    Uber vs. Taxi: The Sharing Economy’s Power over Workers and Liability
    Despite its popularity, not everyone is so enamored with Uber. Recently, it has fallen under scrutiny for its utilization of independent contractors and been accused of violating local regulations for taxi services. Perhaps the most visible…
  • Jul 24

    Supreme Court of the United States: 2015 Session in Review

    Supreme Court of the United States: 2015 Session in Review
    J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi discuss the latest Supreme Court decisions with Tony Mauro from the National Law Journal and Tejinder Singh from SCOTUSBlog. Together they review the fundamental rights in Obergefell v. Hodges, interpretation…
Rank this Week: 125

Drug Injury Watch

Drug Injury Watch

Site provides developing information about prescription drug side effects as well as up-to-date news from the legal, medical, FDA, and pharmaceutical sectors. From attorney Thomas J. Lamb.

http://www.drug-injury.com/druginjurycom/
Rank this Week: 294

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

Covers CEPA/whistleblower, ERISA, non-compete agreements, sexual harassment, Title VII, USERRA and workers compensation. By Steinberg Law Offices.

http://employment.lawfirmnewjersey.com/
  • Aug 28

    Settling FLSA Cases Just Got a Little Harder

    Settling FLSA Cases Just Got a Little Harder
    Most cases, when they settle, contain a provision that the plaintiff's complaint will be dismissed "with prejudice."  "With prejudice" is legal shorthand for saying that those claims can never be raised again. Once they're gone, they're…
  • Aug 24

    The Aguas Opinion Gets Its First Appellate Interpretation

    The Aguas Opinion Gets Its First Appellate Interpretation
    Back in February we wrote about the NJ Supreme Court's decision in the Aguas case, which adopted the federal standard in hostile environment sexual harassment cases.  As we noted then, Aguas cut back on employee rights by…
  • Aug 19

    Today Is National Aviation Day

    Today Is National Aviation Day
    As a pilot and aviation advocate, this is something that I should have known but didn't until I ran across this article on CNN.com.   No country has a richer aviation history than the United States, and nowhere else does aviation make…
Rank this Week: 609

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    A Chicken Sandwich is Not Copyrightable – Really?

    A Chicken Sandwich is Not Copyrightable – Really?
    As reported in Law 360 and other outlets, the First Circuit has ruled that a chicken sandwich, no matter how amazingly delicious it may be, cannot be copyrighted. A Puerto Rican epicure named Norberto Lorenzana argued that he created the…
  • Aug 21

    Hidden Pitfalls of Old Non-Compete Provision

    Hidden Pitfalls of Old Non-Compete Provision
    Companies and employers around the country seek to protect their intellectual property by, among other things, using non-compete provisions in employment agreements. Generally, these provisions are intended to prevent an employee from…
  • Aug 14

    Hey, that’s my beer! I think…

    Hey, that’s my beer! I think…
    In the bustling craft brew economy brewers are faced with new issues every day. One that recently came to my attention arises when the craft brewery’s brewmaster or head brewer decides to either start his own craft brewery, or go to…
Rank this Week: 862

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

Insight and information on Louisiana law, litigation and legal culture. By Kean Miller.

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 777

Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Dow v. NOVA: Maybe Nautilus Does Matter

    Dow v. NOVA: Maybe Nautilus Does Matter
    In June 2014, the Supreme Court held in Nautilus v. Biosig that the Federal Circuit's "insolubly ambiguous" test for indefiniteness was "more amorphous than the statutory definiteness requirement allows," and that the proper test is whether…
  • Aug 25

    Evaluating Patent Market

    Evaluating Patent Market
    I've been interested in patent markets for some time. In addition to several articles studying NPE litigation, I've written two articles discussing secondary markets explicitly: Patent Portfolios as Securities and Licensing Acquired…
  • Aug 1

    Some Reflections on Localism, Innovation, and Jim Bessen's New Book "Learning by Doing"

    Some Reflections on Localism, Innovation, and Jim Bessen's New Book "Learning by Doing"
    I highly recommend Jim Bessen's new book, Learning by Doing: The Real Connection Between Innovation, Wages and Wealth (2015), published by Yale University Press. I was lucky to present alongside Jim at Yale's…
Rank this Week: 907

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

Uses topical issues to examine different crimes in Washington, D.C. Discusses individual crimes and defense strategies. Ruminates on the challenges of law practice and being a solo practitioner. By Jamison Koehler.

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • Aug 28

    Effective  Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

    Effective  Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
    I am doing a court-appointed criminal appeal, and I am cranky with the defense lawyer who tried the case. He won’t return my phone calls. He won’t send me the trial file. I have no idea why he... Read More
  • Aug 28

    Daniel Snyder Is To Blame for RGIII

    Daniel Snyder Is To Blame for RGIII
    Robert Griffin III has been a tremendous disappointment. I vigorously opposed the trade. But that doesn’t mean I wasn’t excited when the team went ahead and drafted him. I thought, maybe, just maybe, this might be our time... Read…
  • Jul 30

    How Quiet In This Room That Holds Us Both

    How Quiet In This Room That Holds Us Both
    “It is what it is.” The detective says this many times throughout the two-hour interrogation of your client.   It is a phrase with no meaning, a verbal tic; a space-filler you throw in there in the guise of... Read More
Rank this Week: 754

Wait A Second!

Wait A Second!

Covers civil rights opinions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. By Bergstein & Ullrich, LLP.

http://secondcircuitcivilrights.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Tick-borne disease case heads to Connecticut Supreme Court

    Tick-borne disease case heads to Connecticut Supreme Court
    This is a sad case about a schoolgirl who went on a school-organized trip to China and contracted tick-borne encephalitis. Her family sued the school for negligence, and the jury awarded them $41.5 million in damages, including $31.5 million…
  • Aug 26

    No expert costs available under the Fair Labor Standards Act

    No expert costs available under the Fair Labor Standards Act
    Many labor and employment plaintiffs have no money to pay their lawyers. The law recognizes this, allowing plaintiffs' lawyers to recover their attorneys' fees if they win the case. Once the plaintiff wins, her lawyer files a motion with the…
  • Aug 24

    Videotaped excessive force claim goes to jury

    Videotaped excessive force claim goes to jury
    This my favorite Section 1983 case of the year. A divided Court of Appeals holds that a jury must determine whether an Occupy Wall Street protester has an excessive force claim against two police officers who pepper-sprayed her after she…
Rank this Week: 847

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 953

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
  • Aug 28

    Eighth Circuit Affirms $2.2 Million Judgment for Clean Water Act Violations at Nebraska Rendering Plant

    Eighth Circuit Affirms $2.2 Million Judgment for Clean Water Act Violations at Nebraska Rendering Plant
    On August 27, the Eighth Circuit (Wollman, Smith, Benton) issued a decision in United States v. STABL, Inc. STABL owned and operated a rendering plant that discharged wastewater to the Lexington, Nebraska, wastewater treatment plant.…
  • Aug 27

    Ignored Facts, Distorted Law, and Today's WOTUS Injunction

    Ignored Facts, Distorted Law, and Today's WOTUS Injunction
    Earlier today, a federal district court judge in North Dakota enjoined implementation of the new Clean Water Rule (also known as the Waters of the United States rule). And if ever there was a judicial opinion begging for prompt reversal,...
  • Aug 8

    The Perils of Cleaning up the Environment

    The Perils of Cleaning up the Environment
    Last summer, my family and I went rafting down the Animas River in Durango, Colorado. I took this picture during the trip: This is what the Animas River looks like today: The orange colored water you see here contains sediment...
Rank this Week: 312

Searcy Law Blog

Searcy Law Blog

Features opinions, editorials, and factual reporting in connection with injured victims, defective products, law, drug recall, and other related topics. By Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA.

http://www.searcylaw.com/what-you-should-know/practice-area-blog/
  • Aug 28

    Big Rigs, Tractor-Trailers — Without Driver

    Big Rigs, Tractor-Trailers — Without Driver
    As I approached the two “18 wheelers” this morning, one in the lane to my right and the other in the lane to my left; I must confess trepidation. You understand, splitting two semi-tractor trailers is unnerving. But I have done it…
  • Aug 27

    Florida Defective Product Lawsuits: Who can be liable and how to prove it

    Florida Defective Product Lawsuits: Who can be liable and how to prove it
    Manufactures and sellers have a responsibility to put reasonably safe products in the stream of commerce. When someone is injured by a defective product, both the manufacturer and the seller of the product can be liable for the damages. This…
  • Aug 27

    Truck Accidents — Fatigue, Impairment and Violation

    Truck Accidents — Fatigue, Impairment and Violation
    Across the interstates and highways of America, trucking accidents are happening at an alarming rate. Unfortunately, many of these fatal collisions are avoidable. Errors due to fatigue, texting, and driver impairment are frequently found to…
Rank this Week: 733

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    NLRB's "Joint Employer" Case Matters to Non-Union Employers, Too

    NLRB's "Joint Employer" Case Matters to Non-Union Employers, Too
    As you may have read, the NLRB has changed its definition of what is a "joint employer" relationship.  In the labor law context, this may come up, for example, when the Board decides what is an appropriate unit for bargaining or voting.…
  • Aug 19

    Court of Appeal: Incorporation of AAA Rules = Delegation to Arbitrator

    Court of Appeal: Incorporation of AAA Rules = Delegation to Arbitrator
    In many employment arbitration agreements, the employer provides that the arbitration will be conducted under the employment dispute rules of the American Arbitration Association or AAA.  (The formal name of these rules is the National…
  • Aug 4

    California Supreme Court Upholds California's Tough Arbitration Jurisprudence Again, Mostly

    California Supreme Court Upholds California's Tough Arbitration Jurisprudence Again, Mostly
    In a non-employment decision, the California Supreme Court held the following:1.  The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion requires the Court to uphold a waiver of class actions in a consumer arbitration…
Rank this Week: 817

Copyhype

Copyhype

Discusses copyright law for those in the content industries and the general public. By Terry Hart.

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Aug 28

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/28/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/28/15
    The digital environment has created something approaching a monopoly for digital entrepreneurs and technology corporations, at the expense of those who create works. The distribution of intellectual and creative content puts billions into…
  • Aug 21

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/20/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/20/15
    How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election — Say the authors, “Our new research leaves little doubt about whether Google has the ability to control voters. In laboratory and online experiments conducted in the United States, we were…
  • Aug 14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/14/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 08/14/15
    The Next Great Copyright Office — Josh Simmons (Kirkland & Ellis) looks at the current copyright review process, how it compares to the 1976 revision process, and pays particular attention to the issue of Copyright Office…
Rank this Week: 267

The United States Agricultural…

The United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog

Covers agricultural law and policy news. By the American Agricultural Law Association.

http://www.agandfoodlaw.com/
  • Aug 28

    Federal judge halts EPA's clean water rule

    Federal judge halts EPA's clean water rule
    Posted August 28, 2015 A federal judge in North Dakota blocked the Obama administration’s waters of the U.S. (WOTUS)” rule hours before it was set to go into effect, according to a U.S. News and World Report article available…
  • Aug 24

    Ruling mandates stricter ag runoff limit

    Ruling mandates stricter ag runoff limit
    Posted August 24, 2015 A Sacramento Superior Court judge has ordered the state to write stricter controls for agriculture water runoff in Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties, according to The Californian article available…
  • Aug 5

    Idaho's ag-gag law ruled unconstitutional by federal judge

    Idaho's ag-gag law ruled unconstitutional by federal judge
    Posted August 6, 2015A federal judge struck down Idaho's ban on undercover videos at factory farms, ruling that state legislators wrongly criminalized free speech to protect prominent agricultural companies, according…
Rank this Week: 499

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

Covers copyright and other intellectual property topics. By Tonya Gisselberg.

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Aug 28

    Gimme a "V" for Cheerleader Uniform Design Copyright Validity!

    Gimme a "V" for Cheerleader Uniform Design Copyright Validity!
    Are cheerleading uniforms truly cheerleading uniforms without the stripes, chevrons, zigzags, and color blocks? That is the question that strikes at the heart of this appeal. (Opinion pdf page 2). Varsity Brands and its affiliates registered…
  • Aug 21

    Smack Dab in the Middle of a Termination Rights Dispute!

    Smack Dab in the Middle of a Termination Rights Dispute!
    This case addresses the standing required to challenge a copyright grant termination.  Standing is the legal ability to sue another person or entity in a particular court.  Ray Charles entered into agreements with his twelve adult…
  • Aug 14

    Netflix Not Responsible for Nosy Friends and Family Viewing History and Queue

    Netflix Not Responsible for Nosy Friends and Family Viewing History and Queue
    This case is interesting and significant because it is both a case of first impression in the Ninth Circuit and involves the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), which has entertaining historical roots. Meghan Mollett is a Netflix subscriber,…
Rank this Week: 965

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment
    Ian Sample, Study delivers bleak verdict on validity of psychology experiment results The Guardian (August 27, 2015) &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
  • Aug 26

    Racial Profiiling & Gangsta Rap as Evidence in Criminal Investigations & Trial

    Racial Profiiling & Gangsta Rap as Evidence in Criminal Investigations & Trial
    Wishful thinking pervades discussions of the evidentiary use of both racial profiling and "gangsta rap" in criminal investigations and trials. Compare, e.g., Holmes v. State,  306 P.3d 415  (2013) (gangsta rap lyrics held…
  • Aug 13

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the…

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the reasons character evidence is excluded is that such evidence 'violates a social commitment to the thesis that each person remains mentally free and autonomous at every point in [his] life.'" Andrew…
Rank this Week: 553

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Aug 28

    Merger Remedies in Oligopoly

    Merger Remedies in Oligopoly
    The JLEO has a new paper, Merger Remedies in Oligopoly under a Consumer Welfare Standard: Abstract: We analyze the welfare effects of structural remedies on merger activity in a Cournot oligopoly if the antitrust agency applies a consumer…
  • Aug 27

    Court finds fraud in Dole deal

    Court finds fraud in Dole deal
    Vice Chancellor Laster just released his post-trial opinion in Dole. You'll remember that in Dole, Murdock, the CEO, structured the transaction to include all of the structural protections required under then-Chancellor Strine's MFW opinion.…
  • Aug 27

    Richmond is hiring

    Richmond is hiring
    From the law school at the University of Richmond: The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill three entry-level tenure-track positions for the 2016-2017 academic year, including one in corporate/transactional law. Candidates…
Rank this Week: 109

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Aug 28

    The on-air shootings at WDBJ-TV: When bad things happen to good employee

    The on-air shootings at WDBJ-TV: When bad things happen to good employee
    What could WDBJ7-TV have done to prevent Wednesday morning’s tragic on-air murders? Unfortunately, probably not a thing. I’m a second-guesser, and I have spent much of the last 48 hours racking my brain about what the CBS…
  • Aug 24

    4 thoughts on the Ashley Madison hack

    4 thoughts on the Ashley Madison hack
    Four quick thoughts on the Ashley Madison hack: 1. Should you post anything on the internet that you wouldn’t want to see on the front page of the New York Times? “No” used to be standard advice, but that…
  • Aug 24

    How to succeed with your health insurance provider

    How to succeed with your health insurance provider
    I loved this article from today’s Detroit Free Press – “10 secrets every health insurance company knows” (not that anyone asked, but in my opinion a more accurate title would be “10 tips for getting…
Rank this Week: 436

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
  • Aug 28

    Herbalife is Not Like Vemma, Unless It I

    Herbalife is Not Like Vemma, Unless It I
    In light of the recent shutdown of multi-level marketing company Vemma (following allegations that it is a pyramid scheme),there has been much discussion of Herbalife. Is it a more legitimate MLM, or is it a pyramid scheme like Vemma and…
  • Aug 27

    MLMs as Pyramid Schemes (Vemma Shut Down)

    MLMs as Pyramid Schemes (Vemma Shut Down)
    Multi-level marketing companies – – MLMs for short – – go to great lengths to distance themselves from pyramid schemes. The Direct Selling Association (a lobbying group funded by multi-level marketing companies that…
  • Aug 19

    Lifestyle Analysis in Criminal Cases: Proving Income Without Full Documentation

    Lifestyle Analysis in Criminal Cases: Proving Income Without Full Documentation
    Both civil and criminal cases often involve an element of proving or disproving income of an individual or business. It is not unusual for a divorce case to include allegations of hidden income or assets. In contract disputes alleging the…
Rank this Week: 71

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 8/28/15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 8/28/15
    Yesterday was Women’s Equality Day. Have a listen to Martina McBride’s This One’s for the Girls while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week: Council of Nonprofits: Let’s rethink board…
  • Aug 21

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 8/21/15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 8/21/15
    The U.S. stock market had its worst day in 18 months yesterday with worries over China identified as the catalyst for the losses.  Have a listen to Billy Bragg’s Tomorrow’s Going To Be A Better Day while perusing our…
  • Aug 20

    A Board’s Role in Hiring the Executive

    A Board’s Role in Hiring the Executive
    On Nonprofit Radio this Friday, there will be a repeat broadcast of my conversation with Tony Martignetti on the subject of the board’s role in hiring the executive. In connection with the initial broadcast, I previously posted 10…
Rank this Week: 434

Family Lore

Family Lore

Covers child support, divorce, property and chiildren. By John Boich.

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Aug 28

    I don't like to say I told you so, but...

    I don't like to say I told you so, but...
    What I have said before comes to pass in three of the posts I wrote for Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog this week, which include:The Marriage Foundation’s figures disprove their case - The Foundation shoots…
  • Aug 24

    Concerned

    Concerned
  • Aug 21

    Fickleness and folly

    Fickleness and folly
    ...were both in evidence in my posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog, which included the following:Further thoughts on enforcing family financial orders - With reference to The Law Society's response to…
Rank this Week: 268

Practical Academic

Practical Academic

Covers the developments in arbitration and contract law in India and elsewhere.

http://www.practicalacademic.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Whether a Section 9 Petition Can be Disposed of Ex Parte: Full Bench of Hyderabad HC

    Whether a Section 9 Petition Can be Disposed of Ex Parte: Full Bench of Hyderabad HC
    In a recent judgement in East India Udyog Ltd. v. Maytas Infra Ltd., a Full Bench of the Hyderabad High Court had to decide whether a court hearing a petition under Section 9 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 could dispose of the…
  • Aug 15

    National Law School of India Review - Call for submission

    National Law School of India Review - Call for submission
    Call for Submissions - National Law School of India Review, Vol. 28(1)The National Law School of India Review (NLSIR) is now accepting submissions for its upcoming issue- Volume 28(1).  The most recent issue of the NLSIR, Vol.…
  • Aug 1

    Cavendish Square Holding BV v Talal El Makdessi: A Judgement Eagerly Awaited

    Cavendish Square Holding BV v Talal El Makdessi: A Judgement Eagerly Awaited
    One of the most closely watched cases in the recent times from a commercial law perspective is the case of Cavendish Square Holding BV v Talal El Makdessi pending before the UK Supreme Court. The hearings were complete on 23.07.2015 and…
Rank this Week: 652

techblawg

techblawg

Focuses primarily on issues involving the intersection of law, technology and finance. By David Ma.

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Aug 27

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    i suppose one upside of the ashley madison data breach is the potential for interesting analytics. like this. http://t.co/iVRD2QFDNV 2015-08-21 scientists grow human brain in lab from skin cells. extraordinarily creepy. http://t.co/iDBJQWZKZL…
  • Mar 5

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    had no idea they've started using aerogel in clothing. so much for down. http://t.co/acpGLsONiq 2015-02-27 [Click on title above to read the full post]
  • Feb 26

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    nsa stole encryption keys for sim cards, enabling it to monitor a huge portion of worlwide cell communications. http://t.co/9xLsHKroN8 2015-02-20 more details on nsa/equation group hard drive malware. in short, you can't get rid of it. ever.…
Rank this Week: 564

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Discusses of compliance, conflicts, intake and other risk issues for law firm risk professionals.

http://www.lawfirmrisk.com/
  • Aug 27

    Syrup, Sugar, Sanctions, "Strategic," and Such

    Syrup, Sugar, Sanctions, "Strategic," and Such
    Interesting news via the National Law Journal: "Sanctions Sought Against Ex-Squire Patton Boggs Lawyer in Sugar Case" -- "Two corn refining companies that booted Squire Patton Boggs from its high stakes lawsuit against the sugar industry are…
  • Aug 26

    On Effective Law Firm Risk Management (Structures, Policies & Approaches)

    On Effective Law Firm Risk Management (Structures, Policies & Approaches)
    Our (gracious and understanding) friends at Paragon noted that the intra-firm privilege article we highlighted a few days ago was actually published quite some time earlier. (Your human editor clicked the wrong newsletter link in his haste to…
  • Aug 25

    Wave Goodbye to Waivers (Says One GC)

    Wave Goodbye to Waivers (Says One GC)
    The title in this one says it all: "Gilead Sciences’ GC Is Sick of Conflict Waivers" --"For Brett Pletcher, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of biotechnology giant Gilead Sciences, advance conflict waivers are a big pet…
Rank this Week: 927

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers various ERISA, disability, health, and life insurance issues. By Kantor & Kantor.

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 768

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Aug 27

    Summary Judgment Vacated Because Depositions Were Improperly Limited

    Summary Judgment Vacated Because Depositions Were Improperly Limited
    In Evans v. Piedmont Natural Gas Co., Inc., No. M2014-01099-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Aug. 18, 2015), plaintiff asserted claims for property damage caused when sewage flowed into his home in 2013 allegedly due to a damaged sewer line. The…
  • Aug 13

    Right of Non-Primary Residential Parent to Bring Claim for Child

    Right of Non-Primary Residential Parent to Bring Claim for Child
    The Court of Appeals recently addressed the issue of which claims a parent who is not the primary residential parent may bring when his or her child has been injured. In Neale B/N/F Russell v. United Way of Greater Kingsport, No.…
  • Aug 12

    Non-Suit Allowed to Cure Pre-Suit Notice Deficiencie

    Non-Suit Allowed to Cure Pre-Suit Notice Deficiencie
    In Phillips v. Casey, No. E2014-01563-COA-R9-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. July 21, 2015) plaintiff’s late husband was a patient of defendant doctor. Sometime in 2011 or 2012, defendant diagnosed husband with angioedema. Defendant also diagnosed…
Rank this Week: 276

Native American Legal Update

Native American Legal Update

Covers Native American art, gaming, employment, and treaties. By Foster Pepper.

http://www.nativelegalupdate.com/
  • Aug 27

    Washington Tribes Win Gasoline Tax Compact Litigation

    Washington Tribes Win Gasoline Tax Compact Litigation
    The Washington State Supreme Court has unanimously upheld a lower court ruling in a long-running lawsuit by non-tribal gas station owners challenging gas tax compacts negotiated in the past decade between the state and Indian tribes. The…
  • Aug 19

    Tribes To Gain Access To Federal Law Enforcement Database Information

    Tribes To Gain Access To Federal Law Enforcement Database Information
    Federal officials have launched a new program that will allow tribes access to national criminal databases, to help fix a system that has frequent breakdowns in information sharing between tribes and outside law enforcement authorities. The…
  • Aug 11

    Oil Companies To Finance Tribal Salmon Habitat Cleanup

    Oil Companies To Finance Tribal Salmon Habitat Cleanup
    ExxonMobil Oil Corp., BP Products North America Inc., Shell, and over 50 other businesses will work together to clean up a Superfund site as part of a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Puyallup Tribe of Indians…
Rank this Week: 786

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Aug 27

    My Boss Made Significant Changes to My Employment

    My Boss Made Significant Changes to My Employment
    Drastic Changes to My Employment The concept of an employer making a change to a workers employment is not odd. It’s possibly more common than we think. The issue employees take is the extent and significance of these changes, and this…
  • Aug 17

    Q&A: Being forced into retirement–is this allowed?

    Q&A: Being forced into retirement–is this allowed?
    QUESTION It is not uncommon for an employer to want a ‘young’ hire for their business and even less common for the employer to come up with ways to dismiss their senior employee in an attempt to ‘make space’.  To…
  • Aug 10

    Q&A: Can an employer significantly reduce an employee’s pay?

    Q&A: Can an employer significantly reduce an employee’s pay?
    QUESTION Employers are finding that under recent economic changes, the salary paid to employees may need to reflect this change by significantly reducing an employees pay to account for their budget. Employee’s on the other hand, are…
Rank this Week: 634