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Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports, and other matters of general interest to the Houston business, professional, and academic communities. Published by Houston attorney Tom Kirkendall.

http://blog.kir.com/
Rank this Week: 713

State Bar of Texas Blog

State Bar of Texas Blog

Features Texas lawyers and legal professionals. By the State Bar of Texas.

http://blog.texasbar.com/
  • Oct 24

    Past President Tatum accepts ABA award for community service

    Past President Tatum accepts ABA award for community service
    SAN ANTONIO — State Bar of Texas Immediate Past President Lisa M. Tatum, who helped launch successful pro bono and civics education projects during her presidential year, was recognized Friday for her community service. Tatum, the owner…
  • Oct 24

    Texas law school updates manual on infectious disease outbreak

    Texas law school updates manual on infectious disease outbreak
    Hours after a man in New York was diagnosed with Ebola—the fourth diagnosis in the United States—the University of Houston Law Center has announced an updated version of its legal manual on infectious disease outbreaks. The…
  • Oct 24

    Member Benefits - Home Buying and Moving

    Member Benefits - Home Buying and Moving
    Home buying and moving can be stressful. Use discounts from your State Bar of Texas Member Discount Program to ease the strain on your budget!  Since 1993, Consumers Relocation Services has offered professional move coordination. Get up…
Rank this Week: 869

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Oct 24

    Cricket Anyone?

    Cricket Anyone?
    Dear Justice Beverly Lang: You and Lord Denning would not have gotten along (probably for many reasons), mostly because you don't get cricket! I mean how would you have ruled on Miller v. Jackson or Bolton v Stone? In fairness...
  • Oct 22

    Ottawa Shooting

    Ottawa Shooting
    By now, everyone knows what has happened in Ottawa. Not much to add, other than say here is CBC's live updates, and here is the Twitter coverage.
  • Oct 22

    Against Youth Curfew

    Against Youth Curfew
    The case against youth curfews. I am not sure why towns enact any sort of curfew other than to control its citizenry. The notion that the public space that publicly owned can be restricted by a bunch of councillors is...
Rank this Week: 626

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 577

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 599

InfoBytes Blog

InfoBytes Blog

Monitors and reports on news, legal developments and legislative actions affecting the financial services industry. By Buckley Sandler LLP.

http://www.infobytesblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    CFPB Finalizes Qualified Mortgage Points & Fees Cure

    CFPB Finalizes Qualified Mortgage Points & Fees Cure
    On October 22, the CFPB finalized targeted amendments to the Dodd-Frank Act mortgage rules that took effect in January 2014.  The amendments include: Points and fees cure.  Under the Ability-to-Repay/Qualified Mortgage Rule, loans…
  • Oct 24

    Regulators Jointly Approve Final Risk Retention Rule

    Regulators Jointly Approve Final Risk Retention Rule
    On October 22, coordinated by the Department of Treasury, six federal agencies – the Board of Governors, HUD, FDIC, FHFA, OCC, and SEC – approved a final rule requiring sponsors of securitized transactions, such as asset-backed…
  • Oct 24

    FHFA Director Outlines Plan To Refine Representation and Warranty Framework

    FHFA Director Outlines Plan To Refine Representation and Warranty Framework
    On October 20, FHFA Director Melvin Watt delivered remarks at the Mortgage Bankers Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Watt addressed the Agency’s progress in ensuring safety and soundness and liquidity in the housing…
Rank this Week: 833

McClellan Law Firm Blog

McClellan Law Firm Blog

Covers San Diego brain injuries, car accidents and other personal injury topics.

http://www.mcclellanlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Oct 24

    California Dog Bite Liability Law

    California Dog Bite Liability Law
    Each day, 1,000 different people in the United States are brought to the emergency room for dog bite related injuries. As a result of the prevalence of dog bite injuries, California law uses a policy of strict liability when it comes to…
  • Oct 23

    How to Avoid Injuries on Halloween

    How to Avoid Injuries on Halloween
    With the weather finally shifting to cooler temperatures in California, it seems that fall is in full effect. The leaves are changing and pumpkin patches are doing a brisk business in preparation for jack o' lanterns. As Halloween is…
  • Oct 21

    Ridesharing May Be Safer Than Taxicab

    Ridesharing May Be Safer Than Taxicab
    In many urban markets across the United States, ridesharing services are gaining popularity against traditional taxicab companies. Ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft use the driver's own personal vehicle to shuttle passengers to…
Rank this Week: 460

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 739

taxgirl

taxgirl

Covers corporate, non-profit, estates, individual or international taxes. By Kelly Erb.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 536

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/
Rank this Week: 556

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

Covers global privacy and data security. By Covington & Burling LLP.

http://www.insideprivacy.com
  • Oct 24

    Privacy Weekend: Provocative Articles We’re Reading Now

    Privacy Weekend: Provocative Articles We’re Reading Now
    As readers of the InsidePrivacy blog know, we often save some fun reading on privacy issues for the weekend, given the crush of business during the week.  The past couple of weeks have been a challenging time for the Internet, though,…
  • Oct 24

    European Parliament Nominates New European Data Protection Supervisor

    European Parliament Nominates New European Data Protection Supervisor
    On October 21, 2014, the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (“LIBE Committee”) voted the Italian Giovanni Buttarelli as top candidate for the post of European Data Protection…
  • Oct 23

    EU Confirms New Heads of the European Commission – But Who Will Drive Data Protection Reforms?

    EU Confirms New Heads of the European Commission – But Who Will Drive Data Protection Reforms?
     By Philippe Bradley-Schmieg  The European Parliament voted yesterday (October 22, 2014) to approve the President of the European Commission’s selections for his team of European Commissioners. Jean-Claude Juncker’s…
Rank this Week: 819

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment discrimination, severance, wage violations, sexual harassment and civil rights. By The Harman Firm, P.C.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 807

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Oct 24

    What legal employers expect in new law graduate

    What legal employers expect in new law graduate
    Susan Wawrose of Dayton recently published a paper about what legal employers want in new law graduates. She conducted focus groups of selected Dayton-area lawyers and found that they expect new graduates to exemplify professionalism, have…
  • Oct 23

    Job Opening: Florida International University

    Job Opening: Florida International University
    Florida International University College of Law, a public law school located in Miami, Florida, seeks applicants for entry-level or lateral appointments for the position of Lecturer in Legal Skills and Values. The start date for the position…
  • Oct 22

    Job Opening at the Law Library of Congre

    Job Opening at the Law Library of Congre
    Job Opening: Library Technician (Collections) The Law Technician for Inventory and Physical Controls is supervised by the Chief, Collection Services Division, Law Library of Congress. The incumbent ensures accountability of receipts by timely…
Rank this Week: 822

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Oct 24

    US Government Volunteers to Pay for Infringement by Japan Airline

    US Government Volunteers to Pay for Infringement by Japan Airline
    by Dennis Crouch The US Federal Government does not get a free-pass on patent infringement.  Rather, the Government’s unlicensed use of a privately held patent constitutes infringement and is actionable. However, Congress created a…
  • Oct 23

    The Number of U.S. Patents In Force

    The Number of U.S. Patents In Force
    by Dennis Crouch The chart above shows the number of patents in-force at any given point over the past forty years.  Each bar represents a snapshot taken on January 1* of the stated year and totals-up the number of issued but…
  • Oct 23

    Upcoming Events and Recent Job Posting

    Upcoming Events and Recent Job Posting
    HOUSTON: November 5, 2014 – One night only. I will be delivering the University of Houston’s IPIL Annual Fall Lecture at the Four Seasons Hotel in Houston (Sponsored by the Katz Foundation). My talk will be on incentives…
Rank this Week: 436

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Oct 24

    Baseball and the Law – Pic of the Week

    Baseball and the Law – Pic of the Week
    I have to admit that, at the end of September, it was difficult for me to think about anything besides baseball.  The Nationals were first in their Division (no comments from Giants fans, please) and, at the last game of the season, I…
  • Oct 23

    Landlord-Tenant Law: A Beginner’s Guide

    Landlord-Tenant Law: A Beginner’s Guide
    This post is coauthored by Barbara Bavis and Robert Brammer, legal reference specialists. It is no wonder that we get a large number of questions about landlord-tenant law at the Law Library of Congress, in light of the fact that…
  • Oct 21

    Direct Democracy: Ties between Switzerland and the U.S.

    Direct Democracy: Ties between Switzerland and the U.S.
    The following is a guest post by Dr. Goran Seferovic. Goran is a senior research associate at the University of Zurich’s Institute of Law and has been our scholar in residence at the Law Library of Congress this past…
Rank this Week: 670

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian F. Havel and John Q. Mulligan.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Oct 24

    Whitaker Discusses NextGen, ICAO at DePaul Event

    Whitaker Discusses NextGen, ICAO at DePaul Event
    Earlier this week, FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker spoke at DePaul's College of Law in an event jointly sponsored by the International Aviation Law Institute and the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development. This was the…
  • Oct 21

    Managing Unmanned Air Traffic

    Managing Unmanned Air Traffic
    The MIT Technology Review has an informative article describing some of the technical and regulatory questions facing integration of unmanned aircraft into the existing air traffic control system.
  • Oct 20

    EC Requests Meeting Over NAI Permit Application

    EC Requests Meeting Over NAI Permit Application
    Earlier this month the European Commission took the rare step of requesting a meeting of the Joint Committee overseeing the U.S.-EU open skies agreement to discuss Norwegian Air International's pending application for permission to operate to…
Rank this Week: 789

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Covers accident & injury, asbestos, medical device litigation, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, pharmaceutical litigation, and workers compensation. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.chicagoinjurylawblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    DaVita Employee's Whistleblower Suit Ends in $389 Million Settlement

    DaVita Employee's Whistleblower Suit Ends in $389 Million Settlement
    A whistleblower lawsuit filed against DaVita HealthCare Partners recently concluded in a $389 million settlement. The kidney dialysis company agreed to settle investigations into transactions it made with doctors over the last ten years.…
  • Oct 22

    Lawsuit Accuses Hip Implant Maker of Putting Sales Before Safety

    Lawsuit Accuses Hip Implant Maker of Putting Sales Before Safety
    Patients implanted with metal-on-metal hip implants are suffering serious health consequences from the devices and accusing manufacturers of putting marketing before patient safety. Thousands of patients have filed lawsuits against these…
  • Oct 15

    Medical Device Makers No Longer Required to Report Product Change

    Medical Device Makers No Longer Required to Report Product Change
    Companies that manufacture medical devices used to have to report any changes they made to the devices to the FDA. On Tuesday, the FDA announced that it would no longer make companies report this information, except when they apply to recalls…
Rank this Week: 510

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

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

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    Walter White, Negotiator

    Walter White, Negotiator
    Jennifer W. Reynolds, University of Oregon School of Law, is publishing Breaking BATNAs: Negotiation Lessons from Walter White in the New Mexico Law Review. Here is the abstract. Walter White could teach us many things: how to read the…
  • Oct 23

    The Condemned Woman In Sir Walter Scott's Writing

    The Condemned Woman In Sir Walter Scott's Writing
    Erin L. Sheley, George Washington University School of Law, has published Doubled Jeopardy: The Condemned Woman as Historical Relic at 24 Law and Literature 211 (2014). Here is the abstract.  This article explores how Sir Walter Scott's …
  • Oct 23

    George IV's "Great Matter"

    George IV's "Great Matter"
    Erin L. Sheley, George Washington University School of Law, is publishing Adultery, Criminality, and the Myth of English Sovereignty in volume 11 of Law, Culture, and the Humanities. Here is the abstract.This article argues that in Britain…
Rank this Week: 725

Sansone & Lauber Blog

Sansone & Lauber Blog

Covers personal injury topics.

http://www.sansonelaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 24

    Timing of Treatment is Key for Brain Injury

    Timing of Treatment is Key for Brain Injury
    Brain injury lawyers see many people involved in car accidents. Many of those people suffer a brain injury, whether it is a very mild or a more serious traumatic head injury. Symptoms could range from dizziness or confusion to loss... The…
  • Oct 15

    Missouri Bans Installation of Guardrails Linked to Highway Death

    Missouri Bans Installation of Guardrails Linked to Highway Death
    State transportation officials in Missouri recently decided to prohibit the installation of guardrail heads that are apparently malfunctioning in crashes, causing the guardrails to turn into spears that cut through vehicles and seriously…
  • Oct 7

    Karaoke Benefit for Kids Bolsters Adoption Exchange

    Karaoke Benefit for Kids Bolsters Adoption Exchange
    Gary and Heather Lauber joined hundreds of others for a night of singing and fun at the Karaoke Benefit for Kids to raise funds for The Adoption Exchange. The agency has been connecting children and families since 1983, and this... The post…
Rank this Week: 601

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/
  • Oct 24

    What is and What Should Never Be: Led Zeppelin Not Feeling a Whole Lotta Love in Pennsylvania

    What is and What Should Never Be: Led Zeppelin Not Feeling a Whole Lotta Love in Pennsylvania
    On May 31, 2014, members of the band Led Zeppelin and its publishers were sued for copyright infringement by Randy California, the former guitarist and front man of the band Spirit.  The lawsuit, filed in the state of Pennsylvania,…
  • Oct 17

    Zombies Have IP Too

    Zombies Have IP Too
    Zombies have become part of our lives.  We are fascinated with vampires, but we are obsessed with zombies. Our obsession is best evidenced by the tremendous success of AMC’s television series “The Walking Dead,” about…
  • Oct 10

    Clearing Marks In the Beverage Space Has Become Increasingly Complex

    Clearing Marks In the Beverage Space Has Become Increasingly Complex
    In this author’s opinion, I believe that most consumers see wine, beer and mineral water as unrelated products and would not believe that beer, wine or mineral water that share similar trademark elements (e.g., similar words or similar…
Rank this Week: 754

Fashion & Apparel Law Blog

Fashion & Apparel Law Blog

Covers legal issues facing the fashion, apparel and textile industry. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.fashionapparellawblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    FTC Takes Action Against Unsubstantiated Caffeine-Infused Shapewear Weight-Loss Claim

    FTC Takes Action Against Unsubstantiated Caffeine-Infused Shapewear Weight-Loss Claim
    Wacoal America and Norm Thompson, both manufacturers of women’s shapewear, recently entered into consent orders to pay sums of $230,000 and $1.3 million, respectively, and agree to  not make any false and misleading future claims…
  • Aug 28

    Out of Africa: Business Summit Focuses On Renewal of AGOA

    Out of Africa: Business Summit Focuses On Renewal of AGOA
    The United States government in conjunction with the Bloomberg Philanthropies held the first ever US-Africa Business Summit on August 4–6, 2014 to discuss trade opportunities in Africa. A primary focus of discussion at the summit was…
  • Aug 28

    Out of Africa: Business Summit Focuses On Renewal of AGOA

    Out of Africa: Business Summit Focuses On Renewal of AGOA
    The United States government in conjunction with the Bloomberg Philanthropies held the first ever US-Africa Business Summit on August 4–6, 2014 to discuss trade opportunities in Africa. A primary focus of discussion at the summit was…
Rank this Week: 664

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Oct 24

    2 Ways to Lose Credibility in Court

    2 Ways to Lose Credibility in Court
    You likely start out with credibility in the eyes of the judge. After all, you’re an officer of the court. But that initial benefit of the doubt can easily slip away, and once you’ve lost your credibility, the case may not be far…
  • Oct 22

    Idea-Expression Dichotomy Remains Key to Copyright Protection of New Technology

    Idea-Expression Dichotomy Remains Key to Copyright Protection of New Technology
    Can you state the difference between an idea and the expression of that idea? Don’t worry if it doesn’t slip off your tongue. This distinction one of the most difficult areas of copyright law but far from academic because…
  • Oct 20

    10 Tips to Working Better with Your Paralegal

    10 Tips to Working Better with Your Paralegal
    Attorneys spend a lot of time working with support staff, particularly paralegals, but get no training in law school on how to successfully navigate this important relationship. Here are some tips to help you get the most effective assistance…
Rank this Week: 872

National Indian Law Library --…

National Indian Law Library -- News

Covers Native American legal issues, published by the National Indian Law Library, a public law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law.

http://nilllibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/24

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/24
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was denied in Hicks v. Hudson (sovereign immunity) on 10/14/14 and filed in MM&A Productions v. Yavapai-Apache Nation…
  • Oct 10

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/10

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/10
    * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2014cta.htmlUnited States v. Bryant (uncounselled tribal court domestic abuse convictions, domestic abuse)Inetianbor v. Cashcall, Inc. (arbitration agreement,…
  • Oct 6

    NILL added new content to the U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin on 10/06

    NILL added new content to the U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin on 10/06
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was denied in Yowell v. Abbey (tribal cattle grazing rights) and Marcussen v. Burwell (enforcement of federal laws in state…
Rank this Week: 409

The Reverse Merger & SPAC Blog

The Reverse Merger & SPAC Blog

Covers reverse mergers, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), and other alternatives to initial public offerings (IPOs). By David Feldman.

http://www.reversemergerblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Reverse Mergers & The Closing IPO Window

    Reverse Mergers & The Closing IPO Window
    Initial public offerings are funny things. In most cases an IPO is all about macro timing. Sure a company may have the brand recognition to get an initial pop on the stock (unless of course your Facebook), but unless the market remains strong…
  • Oct 23

    Capital Returns vs. Capital Appreciation

    Capital Returns vs. Capital Appreciation
    Seemingly conflicted investment philosophies abound. The goals of the individual and institutional investor alike will drive the way we see stocks and their relative value. There are two ways to look at a stock. Long term investors are…
  • Oct 20

    How to Get Stock Shares Publicly Trading

    How to Get Stock Shares Publicly Trading
    Public companies that also have a trading symbol (and its corresponding CUSIP #) can have shares trading in the “public float” as long as the appropriate SEC rules are followed. Unless the securities are exempt for some reason,…
Rank this Week: 527

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features information about and links to Oregon Legal Research resources, in addition to comments about cases, statutes, and interesting events in the world of legal research and law libraries. By Laura Orr.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • Oct 24

    Ouch! Another Lesson in Statutory Interpretation: Oregon Court of Appeals Pulls Out its Hair: State v. Lewis (2014)

    Ouch! Another Lesson in Statutory Interpretation: Oregon Court of Appeals Pulls Out its Hair: State v. Lewis (2014)
    State v. Lewis (A152266, 2014) Multnomah County Circuit Court (111235241) “We conclude that the state failed to present sufficient evidence that the victim in this case suffered “physical injury,” as required by ORS…
  • Oct 24

    Landlord-Tenant Law Guide (from the Law Library of Congress)

    Landlord-Tenant Law Guide (from the Law Library of Congress)
    Just because landlord-tenant law is state-specific and local law for most of us mere mortals doesn’t mean there aren’t some excellent treatises and resources on the subject for those times we need to read about multi-state…
  • Oct 24

    Oregon Lawyers: What is an “of Counsel” Relationship?

    Oregon Lawyers: What is an “of Counsel” Relationship?
    From the PLF Law Practice Management blog: “I Say Of Counsel You Say …” (posted 10/13/2014) “Of Counsel relationships remain a strong area of interest for lawyers who are drawn to the idea of creating a professional…
Rank this Week: 677

Child Safety Blog

Child Safety Blog

Covers building safety, cars, health insurance, legislation, medical malpractice, mental health, product liability, and vaccines. By Patrick Malone.

http://www.childprotectionblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    The Best Birth Control for Adolescent

    The Best Birth Control for Adolescent
    Many parents might not want to acknowledge it, but a lot of teenagers are having sex. A new study has identified the most effective contraception for adolescents who can't or won't delay sexual activity. Long-acting reversible contraception…
  • Oct 17

    Marijuana: Sometimes It’s Legal, but Always Dangerous for Children

    Marijuana: Sometimes It’s Legal, but Always Dangerous for Children
    With the increasingly relaxed laws on the use of marijuana, more youngsters are sampling weed with the idea that it’s safe. It’s not. Dr. Garry Sigman, director of the Adolescent Medicine division at Loyola University Health…
  • Oct 10

    Breakfast: One Way to Reduce Kids' Risk of Developing Diabete

    Breakfast: One Way to Reduce Kids' Risk of Developing Diabete
    Eating a healthful breakfast is good for you for many reasons, and a new study says that for kids, this regular practice can reduce the risk of developing diabetes. Type 1 diabetes, once referred to as “juvenile” diabetes,…
Rank this Week: 746

AZ Attorney

AZ Attorney

Covers law practice in the desert Southwest. By Tim Eigo, the editor of Arizona Attorney magazine, which is the monthly publication of the State Bar of Arizona.

http://azatty.wordpress.com
  • Oct 24

    Curl up with a Supreme Court #SCOTUS puppy video, courtesy @LastWeekTonight

    Curl up with a Supreme Court #SCOTUS puppy video, courtesy @LastWeekTonight
    Curl up with a Supreme Court #SCOTUS puppy video, courtesy @LastWeekTonight Today’s post is of the type for which Change of Venue Friday was created. I’m guessing you’ll like it. There is a video going around,…
  • Oct 23

    Native American Bar of Arizona honors its leader

    Native American Bar of Arizona honors its leader
    I am working hard this week to catch up with a few great events I recently attended. Each reminded me how vibrant and healthy Arizona’s legal community is—if we could only take the time to look. Way back on September 27, I had…
  • Oct 22

    Lawyers sought for @NAPABA Arizona Asian Bar community-service event

    Lawyers sought for @NAPABA Arizona Asian Bar community-service event
    In the upcoming Arizona Attorney Magazine, I talk about a national legal event coming to our state—the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association convention. More to come soon. But in the meantime, convention organizers are…
Rank this Week: 727

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Oct 24

    How to Tell If Your Child is Handling Divorce

    How to Tell If Your Child is Handling Divorce
    With so much talk and emphasis about ensuring that children are taken care of in the event of a divorce, how can a parent know whether or not their child is adjusting? With all that is happening with the family, it may be difficult for a…
  • Oct 23

    Details of Prenup Revealed in Griffin Divorce

    Details of Prenup Revealed in Griffin Divorce
    In the high-stakes divorce of Kenneth Griffin and his wife, even the smallest details can move millions of dollars around. Recently, Griffin made the details of the couple's prenuptial agreement public, which shows that his wife has already…
  • Oct 22

    Engagement Ring Cost May Indicate Divorce

    Engagement Ring Cost May Indicate Divorce
    One of the first things that a person does when they decide they want to marry someone is to purchase an engagement ring. An engagement ring serves as a symbol for the public that the person will soon be married. However, recent research…
Rank this Week: 412

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Jacksonville criminal law and criminal defense issues. By The Mussallem Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 560

Alabama Divorce & Family Law…

Alabama Divorce & Family Law Attorney Blog

Covers Alabama divorce and family law issues. By Steven D. Eversole.

http://www.birminghamdivorceblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    In re: C.C. v. L.J.: Termination of Parental Rights Cases in Alabama

    In re: C.C. v. L.J.: Termination of Parental Rights Cases in Alabama
    In re: C.C. v. L.J., an appeal from the Alabama Supreme Court, deals with the very complex process a court can use to terminate the parental rights of a biological parent.  In this case, mother filed a petition with juvenile court to…
  • Oct 21

    In re Paternity of D.M.Y.: On Calculating a Child Support Arrearage

    In re Paternity of D.M.Y.: On Calculating a Child Support Arrearage
    One of the most adversarial family law cases involves a situation where one parent is not making their court-ordered child support payments on time or at all.  In re Paternity of D.M.Y., an appeal from the Supreme Court of Indiana, dealt…
  • Oct 18

    McAdam v. McAdam: On Divorce Settlement Agreements and Contempt of Court

    McAdam v. McAdam: On Divorce Settlement Agreements and Contempt of Court
    Sometimes a divorce settlement can be reached in an amicable manner in which parties agree to all terms and can go on with the rest of their lives without years of litigation.  Unfortunately, that is often not the case.  McAdam v.…
Rank this Week: 743

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/
Rank this Week: 875

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Oct 24

    QRM's Missed Opportunities for Financial Stability and Servicing Reform

    QRM's Missed Opportunities for Financial Stability and Servicing Reform
    There are three major new regulations shaping the housing finance market: QM (qualified mortgage), QRM (qualified residential mortgage) and Reg X. QM is a safe harbor from the statutory ability-to-repay requirement that applies to all…
  • Oct 22

    Credit Risk Retention Rules and QRM

    Credit Risk Retention Rules and QRM
    The long awaited credit risk retention rules for securitization are out. The big question--whether the qualified residential mortgage or QRM exemption would be narrower than the CFPB's qualified mortgage or QM safe harbor to the Ability to…
  • Oct 22

    Are You Sure That's Your Testimony?

    Are You Sure That's Your Testimony?
    Yves Smith has had some great coverage of the AIG bailout trail over on Naked Capitalism. While the litigation, as Yves has characterized it, is a bit like a brawl between the ugly stepsisters, it's telling us all kinds of...
Rank this Week: 683

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

Covers ERISA, insurance coverage, and insurance bad faith. By Stephen Rosenberg.

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
Rank this Week: 526

Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

http://www.hillandponton.com/blog/
  • Oct 24

    Hill & Ponton welcomes Vietnam Combat Veteran

    Hill & Ponton welcomes Vietnam Combat Veteran
    Jim Furman joins Hill & Ponton as an attorney of counsel, heading the Texas office of the Hill & Ponton.  Prior to his legal career, Jim enlisted in the Army and worked his way up to a warrant officer, serving his country as a…
  • Oct 23

    How does the VA service connected claims system work?

    How does the VA service connected claims system work?
    Filing a claim and taking the necessary steps to appeal a decision can be a daunting task. It all begins with a claim by the veteran to the VA stating that a condition they suffer from is the result of or occurred during their time of service…
  • Oct 22

    What is service connected disability?

    What is service connected disability?
    The VA defines a veteran as a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and includes full-time service in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard. Active service also includes merchant marines during WWII,…
Rank this Week: 586

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

http://www.patentbaristas.com
  • Oct 24

    What is Intellectual Property? A Student Guide and Definition.

    What is Intellectual Property? A Student Guide and Definition.
    Innovate Product Design has created this infographic on “What is Intellectual Property? A Student Guide and Definition.” The infographic is intended to help people and students understand the importance of intellectual property…
  • Oct 10

    Master a Rapidly Shifting Patent Law Landscape

    Master a Rapidly Shifting Patent Law Landscape
    The Chisum Patent Academy is pleased to accept registrations for our next Advanced Patent Law seminar, to be held March 5-6, 2015. The venue is the award-winning 21C Museum Hotel in easily accessible and inexpensive Cincinnati, Ohio. The…
  • Oct 9

    IQPC’s Global Patent Strategies Summit

    IQPC’s Global Patent Strategies Summit
    Challenges abound with regards to litigation, outsourcing and monetization; and are currently increasing on a national and international level. It is essential to understand these issues in order to have an upper-hand in overcoming these…
Rank this Week: 513

Buffalo Injury Answers

Buffalo Injury Answers

Covers personal injury law topics, including car accident, defective product and insurance issues. By Michael H. Ranzenhofer.

http://www.buffalo-injury-answers.com
Rank this Week: 702

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

Provides updates and trends in Pennsylvania civil litigation law. By Daniel E. Cummins.

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Oct 24

    PBI's 21st Annual Auto Law Update CLE Seminar a Week Away

    PBI's 21st Annual Auto Law Update CLE Seminar a Week Away
    I will be presenting on the topic of "The Latest in Bad Faith" at the PBI's 21st Annual Auto Law Update CLE Seminar set to take place on October 31, 2014.  The program begins at noon.If interested in registering to attend the live…
  • Oct 24

    Subsequent Remedial Measures And Medical Expert's Opinion Precluded in Slip and Fall Case

    Subsequent Remedial Measures And Medical Expert's Opinion Precluded in Slip and Fall Case
    In its recent decision in the case of Hunter-McLeod v. Dollar General, No. 13-3113 (E.D. Pa. Sept. 16, 2014 DuBois, J.) (Memorandum and Opinion), the Eastern District Federal Court addressed the issues of subsequent remedial measures in a…
  • Oct 21

    Trivial Defect Doctrine Applied in Lycoming County Trip and Fall Case to Deny MSJ

    Trivial Defect Doctrine Applied in Lycoming County Trip and Fall Case to Deny MSJ
    In the case of Walker v. Community Action Realty, Inc., No. 13-00,418 (C.P. Lycoming Co. Oct. 13, 2014 Gray, J.), Judge Richard A. Gray of the Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas recently denied a Defendant’s Motion for Summary…
Rank this Week: 812

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 24

    Hospice Industry Under Fire For Enrolling Patients Who Are Not Near Death

    Hospice Industry Under Fire For Enrolling Patients Who Are Not Near Death
    The Washington Post reports, in a 2043-word piece that is part of an ongoing series on the hospice industry in America, the “booming” hospice industry is coming under fire due to “what appears to be a surge in…
  • Oct 23

    Federal Government Tightens Restrictions on Hydrocodone Combination Product

    Federal Government Tightens Restrictions on Hydrocodone Combination Product
    News that the Federal government is tightening restrictions on hydrocodone combination painkillers in an effort to curb widespread abuse received wide coverage, with several major newspapers and news agencies reporting. Some news outlets…
  • Oct 22

    No Way to Run a Disability Program

    No Way to Run a Disability Program
    Tom Margenau The long-time Social Security Administration employee Tom Margenau has written another thought-provoking article about the Social Security disability system. I encourage you to read the entire article, but these two paragraphs…
Rank this Week: 410

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 838

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

Features case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Sixth Circuit.

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    On issue preservation and non-guideline sentence

    On issue preservation and non-guideline sentence
    In United States v. Sherer, et. al (found here), a bank robbery case, the Sixth Circuit recently reminded folks how to properly preserve several issues, and also more extensively addressed variances based on mathematical accidents within the…
  • Oct 14

    Court limits "use" a firearm in connection with another felony

    Court limits "use" a firearm in connection with another felony
    In United States v. Norris, the Court remanded for resentencing with instructions to eliminate a enhancement for "using" a firearm in connection with another felony offense.  In Norris, the defendant plead guilty to selling a firearm to…
  • Sep 23

    The Guidelines mean what they say and say what they mean (and, how to preserve your issue)

    The Guidelines mean what they say and say what they mean (and, how to preserve your issue)
    Yesterday, in United States v. Snelling, No. 12-4288, the Sixth Circuit affirmed USSG § 2B1.1(B)(1) and its commentary actually mean what is written. The case concerned a Ponzi scheme that took in almost $9 million, but also paid out…
Rank this Week: 728

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, October 24, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, October 24, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, October 24, 2014:Employee awarded $65,000 for loss of pension | Canadian Employment Law Today‘Highly troubling’: US Justice Dept. slams local officials over…
  • Oct 23

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, October 23, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, October 23, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, October 23, 2014:Slava Voynov's lawyer says Kings defenceman 'never hit the woman' - Toronto Sun Toronto lawyer to be sentenced for fraud | Toronto & GTA |…
  • Oct 23

    The Ultimate Guide to Being a Mobile Road Warrior

    The Ultimate Guide to Being a Mobile Road Warrior
    Today is the OBA TECHxpo at Toronto. My good friend Bob Tarantino and I will be presenting "The Ultimate Guide to Being a Mobile Road Warrior:"With the right tools you can work on anything, anywhere, anytime. Come to this session to…
Rank this Week: 440

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Oct 24

    Reenvisioning DRR as a Two-Stage Interpretive Tool for Determining the Testator’s Probable Intent

    Reenvisioning DRR as a Two-Stage Interpretive Tool for Determining the Testator’s Probable Intent
    Richard F. Storrow, Dependent Relative Revocation: Presumption or Probability?, 48 Real Prop. Tr. & Est. L.J. 497 (2014), available at SSRN.Michael YuProfessor Richard F. Storrow’s comprehensive article about the doctrine…
  • Oct 22

    Tort Liability as Compensation

    Tort Liability as Compensation
    Mark Gesitfeld, Compensation as a Tort Norm, in Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (John Oberdiek ed., 2014).Gregory KeatingFor more than a decade, Mark Geistfeld has been developing an original and sophisticated theory of…
  • Oct 21

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Nonmonetary Tax Penaltie

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Nonmonetary Tax Penaltie
    Joshua D. Blank, Collateral Compliance, 162 U. Pa. L. Rev. 719 (2014).Kristin HickmanMonetary penalties for noncompliance are a routine feature of the tax laws. The tax literature includes extensive debate over different ways of structuring…
Rank this Week: 594

Election Law @ Moritz

Election Law @ Moritz

Information and insight on the laws governing federal, state and local elections. By the Moritz College of Law.

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/electionlaw/
Rank this Week: 617

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Oct 24

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 6: Pay the tax, don’t use your land

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 6: Pay the tax, don’t use your land
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.] By: David A. Smith “But what will not ambition and revenge Descend to?” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost Just as guerrillas must eventually…
  • Oct 23

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 5, Axing the oak tree

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 5, Axing the oak tree
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith “We live Law to ourselves. Our reason is our Law.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost As patient readers have seen up to now, the…
  • Oct 22

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 4: Eleventh-hour attempt

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 4: Eleventh-hour attempt
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith  “A mind not to be changed by place or time.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost It might seem, to judge by the statement of…
Rank this Week: 631

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    PowerPoint, Advocacy and Prosecutor Misconduct

    PowerPoint, Advocacy and Prosecutor Misconduct
    Geraldo Rivera was charged with, and tried for, “attempting to murder Sean and Michael Burns during a fight that started in a liquor store and ended in the parking lot.”  State v. Rivera, 2014 WL 5042454 (Superior Court of…
  • Oct 22

    Defamation, Facebook and the Seventh-Grader

    Defamation, Facebook and the Seventh-Grader
    This post examines a recent opinion the Court of Appeals of Georgia issued in a civil case:  Boston v. Athearn, 2014 WL 5068649 (2013).  As the court explains, Alexandria Boston (`Alex’), a minor, through her parents Amy and…
  • Oct 20

    The Federal Reserve, the Virtual Private Network and the Zeus Trojan

    The Federal Reserve, the Virtual Private Network and the Zeus Trojan
    This post examines an opinion a U.S. District Court Judgewho sits in the U.S. District of Minnesota recently issued in a civil suit:  State Bank of Bellingham v. BancInsure, Inc., 2014 WL 4829184 (2014) (“State Bank v.…
Rank this Week: 570