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Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Aug 19

    Best Paying Jobs of 2014

    Best Paying Jobs of 2014
    Yahoo Finance posted an interesting article about the best paying jobs of 2014. They report on a survey done by the job portal Careercast.com which utilized data from the BLS. Below is a useful chart published by Yahoo:
  • Aug 6

    Randall, A Reasonable Penalty Under The Circumstance

    Randall, A Reasonable Penalty Under The Circumstance
    Harvey Randall just updated his wonderful treatise on NYS Public Employee Discipline entitled "A Reasonable Penalty Under The Circumstances." We reviewed this book before and it just gets better and better. Every lawyer who…
  • Aug 4

    Instructor at Yoga School Is An Employee

    Instructor at Yoga School Is An Employee
    Matter of Yoga Vida v. Commissioner of Labor, ___A.D. 3d___(3d Dep't. July 31, 2014), is an interesting case. In the context of Unemployment, the court had to decide whether a Yoga instructor was an employee. In concluding that she was,...
Rank this Week: 207

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

Covers environmental law and policy. By Berkeley Law and UCLA Law.

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 19

    The Emergence of Climate Law Course

    The Emergence of Climate Law Course
    The U.S. legal system has only begun to address climate change in the past ten or fifteen years. It was inevitable that this subject would infiltrate basic environmental law courses, especially given that there have now been three Supreme…
  • Aug 18

    Why Michael Mann’s Defamation Suit Against Climate Denialists Is the Right Move

    Why Michael Mann’s Defamation Suit Against Climate Denialists Is the Right Move
    Dr. Michael Mann, one of the country’s leading climate scientists, has been harassed, threatened, and berated for his views that human actions are contributing to global climate change. But not just from anonymous commenters on websites…
  • Aug 17

    Closely Confined Chickens, Interstate Conflict & the Dormant Commerce Clause

    Closely Confined Chickens, Interstate Conflict & the Dormant Commerce Clause
    Last week witnessed a most interesting constitutional showdown between sovereign states in U.S. District Court in Sacramento.  At issue is animal welfare legislation California has enacted both at the ballot box and through its elected…
Rank this Week: 328

Brain and Spine Injury Law Blog

Brain and Spine Injury Law Blog

Focuses on brain and spine injury awareness, education, news and information. By Timothy Titolo.

http://brainandspine.titololawoffice.com/
  • Aug 19

    Brain Implants to Optimize Memory

    Brain Implants to Optimize Memory
    The U.S. military is leading a program to develop brain implants to restore memory to veterans who have suffered brain injuries.  The Restoring Active Memory (RAM) program is a project of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency…
  • Aug 12

    Brain Cells Regenerate and Allow for Memory

    Brain Cells Regenerate and Allow for Memory
    The official understanding that brain cells do not regenerate has been longstanding.  Therefore, if you lose it, it stays lost.  During my time studying the brain and traumatic and acquired brain injury these many years, I came to…
  • Aug 5

    High Blood Pressure,Traumatic Brain Injury, and the Brain

    High Blood Pressure,Traumatic Brain Injury, and the Brain
    High Blood Pressure increases the chances of cardiac damage. But new findings reveal High Blood Pressure may also be damaging the brain. As we get older those chances increase. High blood pressure in middle age plays a critical role in…
Rank this Week: 437

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

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

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Local Controversy Exception, Not Home State Exception Wins the Day

    Local Controversy Exception, Not Home State Exception Wins the Day
    Vodenichar v Halcon Energy Properties Inc., 733 F.3d 497 (3d Cir. Aug. 16, 2013). In this action, the Third Circuit affirmed the remand of the case based on a local controversy exception rather than the applying the home state exception as…
  • Aug 15

    Approved Settlement of Federal and State Wage Claims Did Not Implicate CAFA

    Approved Settlement of Federal and State Wage Claims Did Not Implicate CAFA
    Juvera v. Salcido, 2013 WL 6628039 (D. Ariz. Dec. 17, 2013) A District Court in Arizona granted approval to a $157,000 settlement holding that the Settlement Agreement reflected a fair and reasonable resolution of wage issues in the action.…
  • Aug 14

    Ninth Circuit’s Lowdermilk’s Legal Certainty Standard is Irreconcilable with Standard Fire

    Ninth Circuit’s Lowdermilk’s Legal Certainty Standard is Irreconcilable with Standard Fire
    Rodriguez v. AT&T Mobility Services, LLC, 2013 WL 4516757 (9th Cir. Aug. 27, 2013). The Ninth Circuit’s decision that Lowdermilk’s imposition of the legal certainty standard was clearly irreconcilable with Standard Fire is a…
Rank this Week: 72

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 18

    From the Inbox

    From the Inbox
    From her corner office in New York’s Rockefeller Center, [Rebecca Patterson] the chief investment officer of Bessemer Trust Co. is putting $55.7 billion in client assets under geopolitical stress. ...  Patterson joined Bessemer,…
  • Aug 16

    Shakespeare the Player

    Shakespeare the Player
    Well, here's a blessing.  I'd call it an unbought grace, except that I bought it, in a used bookstore, on impulse.  That is: Shakespeare the Player, subtitled "A Life in the Theatre," a book by one John Southworth, hitherto…
  • Aug 13

    Gindin and Panitch and the "Four Transformations"

    Gindin and Panitch and the "Four Transformations"
    Sam Gindin and Leo Panitch try to understand and explain how the world has changed over the last half century or so: Four specific transformations were especially important in this restructuring of the economy and social relations in the US,…
Rank this Week: 65

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Aug 18

    Silicon Valley Tycoon Convinces Court His Wife’s Scam is Designed to Avoid Pre-Nup

    Silicon Valley Tycoon Convinces Court His Wife’s Scam is Designed to Avoid Pre-Nup
    Clyde Berg and his brother Carl Berg are two very wealthy men. They developed and built huge campuses for a number of successful Silicon Valley businesses, and sold their firm for $1.3 billion. But the old adage that money does not buy…
  • Aug 15

    Enraged Husband Attacks Wife in Court After Child Support Order Pronounced

    Enraged Husband Attacks Wife in Court After Child Support Order Pronounced
    Catherine Gonzalez, age 23, was forced to go to court to get an order that her husband pay child support, an application that is brought routinely in family law courts across North America, when a parent refuses to pay support voluntarily.…
  • Aug 13

    Why Family Law Lawyers Will Always Bill By the Hour

    Why Family Law Lawyers Will Always Bill By the Hour
    I read a piece in the Huffington Post this week written by Jim Halfens of Divorce Hotel, who argued that it was about time that divorce lawyers charged a fixed fee for the legal work they perform, instead of sticking to the “old…
Rank this Week: 983

The Estrin Report

The Estrin Report

Created for professional paralegals. By Chere Estrin.

http://estrinlegaled.typepad.com/my_weblog/
  • Aug 18

    So You Think You're So Smart: IQ vs. EQ

    So You Think You're So Smart: IQ vs. EQ
    Although IQ plays an important role in personal success, especially in complex disciplines such as the sciences, studies have demonstrated that emotional intelligence—or EQ—can play an even more important role. In fact, experts in…
  • Aug 13

    Stand Out...Don't Just be Outstanding: Be Out-Rage-Ou

    Stand Out...Don't Just be Outstanding: Be Out-Rage-Ou
    Be Out-Rage-Ous....Not Just Out of the Box.... Today we have the pleasure of Mark Gorkin, MSW, LICSW, the "Stress Doc" as our guest blogger. Enjoy! Early on in my migration to the Internet, I christened myself AOL’s “Online…
  • Jul 30

    You Might Be Stressed Out If.....

    You Might Be Stressed Out If.....
    You might be stressed out if.....You have seriously pondered entering the paralegal protection program in an effort to actually step away from that papyrus covered desk, as you flee the legal perimeter to play a fun little game called…
Rank this Week: 984

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 18

    Chu on Credit Rating

    Chu on Credit Rating
    Chenghuan Sean Chu has posted Empirical Analysis of Credit Ratings Inflation as a Game of Incomplete Information on SSRN with the following abstract: This paper models competition among credit rating agencies as an auction. Equilibrium…
  • Aug 18

    Rapp on the Office of Market Intelligence

    Rapp on the Office of Market Intelligence
    Geoffrey Christopher Rapp has posted Intelligence Design: An Analysis of the SEC's New Office of Market Intelligence and its Goal of Using Big Data to Improve Securities Enforcement on SSRN with the following abstract: This contribution to…
  • Aug 18

    NASAA Annual Conference to Focus on Meeting Tomorrow’s Challenges Today

    NASAA Annual Conference to Focus on Meeting Tomorrow’s Challenges Today
    Details available here.
Rank this Week: 229

Clean Air Watch

Clean Air Watch

Covers clean air laws and policies.

http://www.cleanairwatch.org/
  • Aug 18

    The Top 10 Bike-Friendly Cities in the U.S.

    The Top 10 Bike-Friendly Cities in the U.S.
    [Clean Air Watch periodically publishes guest posts of possible interest.  Today's guest post is by Holly Chavez]The Top 10 Bike-Friendly Cities in the U.S.America’s love affair with automobile transportation is dwindling, and…
  • Aug 11

    Which Technologies Will Help Us Achieve a More Sustainable Future?

    Which Technologies Will Help Us Achieve a More Sustainable Future?
    [Clean Air Watch periodically publishes guest posts of possible interest.  Today's guest post is by Jennifer Smith]Nowadays, technology has become such an important part of our world that many people are unable to function without it.…
  • Jul 28

    MIT Study: Smog Pollution Must Be Addressed Along with Climate Change

    MIT Study: Smog Pollution Must Be Addressed Along with Climate Change
    We came across a very important study this morning by MIT researchers: Climate change and air pollution will combine to curb food supplieshttp://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/climate-change-air-pollution-will-combine-curb-food-supplies-0727Here is…
Rank this Week: 793

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer…

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, drug recalls, product hazards and family law. By Padove Law.

http://www.indianainjuryandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Shae v. Shae - Modification of Child Support Order

    Shae v. Shae - Modification of Child Support Order
    While child support guidelines in Indiana were modified nearly five years ago in order to promote fairness in family law proceedings, many parents still find themselves battling a system that is either forcing them to pay more than they can…
  • Aug 8

    In re: J.A.L. - Securing Elderly Guardianship in Indiana

    In re: J.A.L. - Securing Elderly Guardianship in Indiana
    Typically when our Highland family law attorneys talk about guardianship of an individual, we are speaking of children. However, as the population ages, with increasing frequency we are seeing individuals seeking guardianship of elderly…
  • Jul 22

    Frackman v. Enzor - Evidence of Substance Abuse, Mental Illness, a Material Change in Circumstance for Child Custody Case

    Frackman v. Enzor - Evidence of Substance Abuse, Mental Illness, a Material Change in Circumstance for Child Custody Case
    Modification of child custody orders in Indiana, as well as in many other states, typically requires evidence of some material change in circumstances. That is, something is substantially different to such an extent that reconsideration of…
Rank this Week: 859

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

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

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 18

    Early Modern Ideas of Legal Pluralism

    Early Modern Ideas of Legal Pluralism
    Richard J. Ross, University of Illinois College of Law & University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Department of History, and Philip J. Stern, Duke University Department of History, have published Reconstructing Early Modern Notions of…
  • Aug 15

    New Issue of Law and Humanities Now Available

    New Issue of Law and Humanities Now Available
    The June 2014 issue (volume 8, no. 1) of Law and Humanities is now available. Here is the table of contents.Gary Watt, Editorial  at iii.Ronnie Lippens, The Light of High Modern Discipline: Viewing the Birth, Life and Death of the…
  • Aug 15

    Call For Papers: U.S. Feminist Judgments Project

    Call For Papers: U.S. Feminist Judgments Project
    From Bridget Crawford, Pace Law School, comes this Call for Papers: The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project seeks contributors of revised opinions and commentary for an edited collection entitled Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the…
Rank this Week: 219

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
Rank this Week: 282

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: 829

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
  • Aug 18

    Civil Code changes to protect animal rights in Quebec | CTV New

    Civil Code changes to protect animal rights in Quebec | CTV New
    Civil Code changes to protect animal rights in Quebec | CTV News. *** Once the Civil Code is amended, cats, dogs and other animals will no longer be considered as “personal property” but as living, “sentient”…
  • Aug 17

    You can carry a privacy-minded wireless hotspot in your pocket–engadget

    You can carry a privacy-minded wireless hotspot in your pocket–engadget
    Devices like the Safeplug can deter companies and governments from snooping on your devices at home, but they’re not much good when you’re on the road. That’s where the PORTAL (Personal Onion…
  • Aug 17

    Pogoplug’s new Safeplug anonymizes all your home’s web browsing for $49-Engadget

    Pogoplug’s new Safeplug anonymizes all your home’s web browsing for $49-Engadget
    English: Tor Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) It’s easy to worry about internet privacy these days, but it can be a pain to set up a Tor connection that keeps the snoops and thieves at bay. Pogoplug wants to…
Rank this Week: 661

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, cases and sentences in California. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 703

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Aug 18

    Social Media Law & Policy Report Article on Enforcing Online Promotion Terms Now Available

    Social Media Law & Policy Report Article on Enforcing Online Promotion Terms Now Available
    I wrote an article for the Bloomberg BNA Social Media Law & Policy Report entitled “How to Enforce Terms of Service for Online Social Media Promotions and Contests.”  We tried to squeeze in a few more keywords.  The…
  • Aug 11

    Using Images Without Permission is No Monkey Busine

    Using Images Without Permission is No Monkey Busine
    Who owns the rights to a selfie taken by a monkey?  While it sounds like a law school exam, it is based on a real story as reported here by the American Bar Association. According to the article, a monkey picked up the…
  • Jul 21

    Website Operator Not Liable for UGC; Also, Sun Rises in the East

    Website Operator Not Liable for UGC; Also, Sun Rises in the East
    Last month, the Sixth Circuit ruled that website operators are not liable for content provided by others (User Generated Content or UGC) because of Section 230 immunity under the Communications Decency Act in the Jones v. Dirty World…
Rank this Week: 913

Next Generation, Next Destination

Next Generation, Next Destination

Covers partner transition planning at professional firms. By Practice Development Counsel.

http://www.nextgeneration-nextdestination.com/
  • Aug 18

    Birth of a Vision: THE ORIGIN OF CROSS-GENERATIONAL CONVERSATION DAY

    Birth of a Vision: THE ORIGIN OF CROSS-GENERATIONAL CONVERSATION DAY
    Have you ever found yourself literally bolt up awakened by an idea that just kept coming and wouldn’t quit? My inspiration for Cross-Generational Conversation Day was the stunning example of determination and resiliency of a 36-year-old…
  • Jul 31

    Are Tech Companies Avoiding the Age Diversity Issue?

    Are Tech Companies Avoiding the Age Diversity Issue?
    Tech companies in general have a reputation for preferring young employees, whether or not they are really more tech savvy than older, experienced individuals. This is especially true in the Silicon Valley area culture. When the San Francisco…
  • Jul 25

    BOOMERS STILL WANT TO WORK

    BOOMERS STILL WANT TO WORK
    As was expressed in 2004-5 surveys and again in 2014, Boomers want to keep working beyond traditional retirement age. Now there’s evidence they mean it. A recent study by Merrill Lynch in partnership with Age Wave of workers over age...
Rank this Week: 612

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

Covers international extradition and transnational criminal defense. By McNabb Associates.

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    BBC: “Julian Assange speaks of ‘leaving’ Ecuador embassy”

    BBC: “Julian Assange speaks of ‘leaving’ Ecuador embassy”
    BBC on August 18, 2014 released the following: “Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has suggested he will be leaving London’s Ecuadorean embassy “soon”. He said he understood from Wikileaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson he…
  • Dec 10

    “Extradited Briton Babar Ahmad admits terrorism offences”

    “Extradited Briton Babar Ahmad admits terrorism offences”
    BBC on December 10, 2013 released the following: By: Dominic Casciani “A British man who spent eight years fighting extradition to the US has pleaded guilty to terrorism charges. Babar Ahmad, 39, from south London, admitted conspiracy…
  • Oct 3

    “Alleged Al-Qaeda Member Extradited to U.S. to Face Charges in Terrorism Conspiracy”

    “Alleged Al-Qaeda Member Extradited to U.S. to Face Charges in Terrorism Conspiracy”
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on October 3, 2013 released the following: “Defendant and Others Planned Suicide Bomb Attack Against Americans in Europe WASHINGTON— Nizar Trabelsi, a Tunisian national, has been…
Rank this Week: 83

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Aug 18

    A certain NFL team is on the warpath

    A certain NFL team is on the warpath
    Sorry about the pun — but then again, I’m not the PTO; then again, too, my attitude toward “scandalous and offensive” ethnic marks is different from that of lots of people, too. This one, in particular, has long rubbed…
  • Aug 11

    Google Stock, Credibility Tumble

    Google Stock, Credibility Tumble
    Originally posted 2005-07-28 21:21:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter We blogged on this a while ago — the question of whether Google News is the sort of fair and balanced you’d like to see in a service that in some sense is…
  • Aug 11

    Ingenious, fair thoughts on fair use

    Ingenious, fair thoughts on fair use
    Originally posted 2006-05-10 17:25:16. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe Fire of Genius, a new blog by Joseph Scott Miller (no, it’s not about any particular genius), a professor at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland and an…
Rank this Week: 140

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Three Documents Every 18-Year-Old Should Sign

    Three Documents Every 18-Year-Old Should Sign
    As most young adults are about to return to college, most parents do not think about the fact that not that their child is 18 they are an adult in the eyes of the law. Deborah Jacobs has written an article on this in Forbes outlining two…
  • Aug 14

    Do I need to go through a lawyer to make a will in Florida or can I use a website like legalzoom?

    Do I need to go through a lawyer to make a will in Florida or can I use a website like legalzoom?
    You can use a website or create your own will in Florida, but we find that some people do not create valid wills, or create wills that do things other than what they want. We only charge $200 for a will so an online will does not save very…
  • Jul 29

    Dangers of Relying on Joint Accounts for Estate Planning in Florida

    Dangers of Relying on Joint Accounts for Estate Planning in Florida
    Many people see joint accounts as a cheap and easy way to avoid probate, since joint property passes to the join owner at death, but these accounts can actually be quite risky when it comes to estate planning. Joint ownership of accounts can…
Rank this Week: 847

SEC Lawyers Blog

SEC Lawyers Blog

Covers stock fraud. By Sonn & Erez, PLC.

http://www.seclawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    FINRA Cautions Investors on Viral Disease Stock Scam

    FINRA Cautions Investors on Viral Disease Stock Scam
    FINRA recently issued an Investor Alert, "Viral Disease Stock Scams: Don't Let Them Infect Your Portfolio." In the Alert, FINRA warns that dramatic news stories viral outbreaks, such as Ebola and Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome ("MERS"),…
  • Aug 15

    Sonn|Erez Investigating Claims Involving Paul Gerard Chiampa

    Sonn|Erez Investigating Claims Involving Paul Gerard Chiampa
    Sonn|Erez is investigating claims regarding Paul Gerard Chiampa (CRD #1133609, East Longmeadow, Massachusetts). Chiampa recently entered into a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver, and Consent ("AWC") in which he was fined $7,500 and suspended from…
  • Jul 27

    SEC Approves FINRA Rule to Prohibit Conditioning Settlements on Expungement

    SEC Approves FINRA Rule to Prohibit Conditioning Settlements on Expungement
    The Securities and Exchange Commission recently approved the implementation of FINRa Rule 2081, which prohibits brokers from making settlements of customer disputes contingent on the claimant's agreement not to oppose expungement of the…
Rank this Week: 609

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

Covers bankruptcy planning, creditor rights, fraudulent conveyances, homestead protections and offshore planning. By Jonathan Alper.

http://floridaassetprotection.blogs.com/alperlaw/
  • Aug 18

    Moving Protected Homestead Equity From Another State to A Florida Homestead Property

    Moving Protected Homestead Equity From Another State to A Florida Homestead Property
    Selling an exempt homestead in one state in order to move in to a new Florida homestead can be tricky. One must be careful to preserve the  protection of current homestead while it is on the market and also protect …The post…
  • Aug 11

    Changes May Be Coming To Fraudulent Transfer Statute

    Changes May Be Coming To Fraudulent Transfer Statute
    Florida’s fraudulent transfer law is for the most part the enactment of the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act. The Uniform act is adopted by most, if not all, states including Florida. On July 16, 2014, the National Conference of…
  • Aug 4

    Florida Residency of Debtor With Property in Several State

    Florida Residency of Debtor With Property in Several State
    Residency is not the same as domicile; a person may be a resident of multiple states but only one state can be his domicile, or primary residence. Florida domicile is necessary to qualify for most Florida asset protection tools. Consider…
Rank this Week: 698

Beyond Structured Settlements

Beyond Structured Settlements

Covers 468B settlement funds, factoring, medicare set-aside arrangements, settlement planning, special needs trusts and structured settlements. By Patrick Hindert.

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • Aug 18

    Life Care Planner

    Life Care Planner
    The increasing number, importance and roles of life care planners represents one of the most significant developments S2KM has observed while attending 2014 structured settlement and settlement planning stakeholder educational conferences .…
  • Aug 6

    AAJ 2014 Annual Meeting

    AAJ 2014 Annual Meeting
    Increasing use of structured settlements by plaintiff attorneys and their clients requires a more "unified marketing strategy" by stakeholders according to multiple brokers who exhibited at the recent American Association for Justice (AAJ)…
  • Jul 23

    Single-Claimant QSFs Revisited

    Single-Claimant QSFs Revisited
    Single-claimant qualified settlement funds (SCQSFs) represent one of the two most politically divisive issues within the structured settlement industry - with the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) opposing and the…
Rank this Week: 310

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Legal information and research resouces. By the Michael E. Moritz Law Library at Ohio State University.

http://moritzlegalinformation.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 18

    Welcome Back and Looking Back

    Welcome Back and Looking Back
    Welcome back to a new school year. Though classes are a week away, the entire university has been preparing for students' return. One fun news feature comes from The Ohio State University's main page, Hidden gems on campus, which highlights…
  • Aug 15

    Once a Buckeye

    Once a Buckeye
    If you're one of our law students, you're getting ready for your return to Moritz. As you meet new people this year, remember that one day they will be your colleagues---for better or worse. One of my favorite things about meeting new…
  • Aug 13

    Most Useful Government Website?

    Most Useful Government Website?
    The airline industry is heavily regulated, which makes sense if you think about that whole interstate commerce thing. For Pete's sake (pardon the swear), the Commerce Clause is seemingly older than dirt. Some may be opposed to what they…
Rank this Week: 881

The JAG Hunter

The JAG Hunter

Covers legal deveopments involving the military and military personnel.

http://thejaghunter.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 287

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Covers broker and realtor issues, construction and development, landords and tenants, and real estate taxation. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz.

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 520

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

Fictional account of a junior barrister practising at the English Bar.

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Aug 18

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
  • Aug 11

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
  • Aug 4

    An academic point

    An academic point
    ‘Penny for your thoughts?’ It was one of the pupils addressing OldSmoothie in the clerks’ room this morning. ‘You’d need a lot of pennies to be able to afford the benefit of my thoughts,’ he replied.…
Rank this Week: 812

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Aug 18

    Claim Differentiation Informs Claim Construction

    Claim Differentiation Informs Claim Construction
    Cumberland Pharms, Inc. v. Mylan Inst. LLC, No. 12 C 3846, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Feb. 26, 2014) (Pallmeyer, J.). Judge Pallmeyer construed the claims in this patent infringement case involving an IV form N-acetylcysteine — used for…
  • Aug 15

    Patent Eligibility Could Not be Decided on the Pleading

    Patent Eligibility Could Not be Decided on the Pleading
    Vehicle Intelligence & Safety LLC v. Mercedes-Benz USA LLC, No. 13 C 4417, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 13, 2014) (Hart, Sen. J.). Judge Hart denied defendant’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(c) motion to dismiss plaintiff’s patent…
  • Aug 13

    Social Media Alone Does Not Create Personal Jurisdiction

    Social Media Alone Does Not Create Personal Jurisdiction
    Telemedicine Sol’ns LLC v. WoundRight Techs, LLC, No. 13 C 3431, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 14, 2014) (Dow, J.). Judge Dow granted defendant WoundRight Technologies’ (“WoundRight”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2) motion to…
Rank this Week: 170

UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

Covers UK and European human rights cases and laws. By 1 Crown Office Row.

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • Aug 18

    Judicial Speeches, Gaza Boycotts and Social Media Crimes – the Human Rights Roundup

    Judicial Speeches, Gaza Boycotts and Social Media Crimes – the Human Rights Roundup
    Welcome back to the UK Human Rights Roundup, your regular sizzling summer show of human rights news and views. The full list of links can be found here. You can find previous roundups here. Links compiled by Adam Wagner, post by…
  • Aug 15

    The right outcome: Tricycle Theatre reverses UK Jewish Film Festival ban

    The right outcome: Tricycle Theatre reverses UK Jewish Film Festival ban
    As a brief update to my post from last week. The Tricycle Theatre and the UK Jewish Film Festival have settled their differences after an agreement was struck to end the theatre’s refusal to host the festival. Despite its…
  • Aug 14

    Another human rights zombie myth

    Another human rights zombie myth
    Here is a good example of how human rights myths spread. In October 2013 the Daily Mail and other newspapers published some totally misleading and inaccurate figures about European Court of Human Rights damages. The following month, after a…
Rank this Week: 105

Employment Lawyer Blog

Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers workplace discrimination, and employee rights news and updates. By Joseph & Kirschenbaum LLP.

http://www.employment-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 17

    Tipping Infographic Part 2: Questionable Payment Practice

    Tipping Infographic Part 2: Questionable Payment Practice
    In our last post, we discussed the basic theories and history behind tipping, as presented in the Accounting Degree Review's comprehensive infographic, "Tipping in the United States." Today, we will discuss the current state of affairs for…
  • Aug 10

    Tipping Infographic Part 1: The History of Subminimum Wage

    Tipping Infographic Part 1: The History of Subminimum Wage
    New York employment attorneys are keeping a close watch on the changing laws and trends in our country. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 2.3 million servers currently work in the United States, many of whom depend on tips for…
  • Aug 3

    Egypt's New Sexual Harassment Law: Too Little, Too Late?

    Egypt's New Sexual Harassment Law: Too Little, Too Late?
    The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women reports that up to 94 percent of women in Egypt have experienced sexual harassment in many forms, from catcalls to assaults. A decree released last week by Adly…
Rank this Week: 806

Federal Regulations Advisor

Federal Regulations Advisor

Provides insights and commentary on U.S. government regulatory affairs. By Leland E. Beck.

http://www.fedregsadvisor.com/
Rank this Week: 511

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

Provides case summaries and commentary. By Federal Defenders of the Ninth Circuit.

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    Case o' The Week: Do The Right Thing - Mageno, Waiver, and Prosecutorial Misstatements During Closing Argument

    Case o' The Week: Do The Right Thing - Mageno, Waiver, and Prosecutorial Misstatements During Closing Argument
     In Maloney, the government acknowledged error – but only during an en banc argument, and only when pinned down after a truly excruciating exchange with the Court.    Far better, it appears, for the government to Do The…
  • Aug 13

    Stanley v. Chappell, No. 13-15987…

    Stanley v. Chappell, No. 13-15987 (Fletcher with Tallman and Bybee).  In this capital habeas case, the Ninth Circuit held that there is no interlocutory appeal under the collateral-order doctrine from a stay and abeyance order under…
  • Aug 13

    United States v. Orozco, No. 13-30199…

    United States v. Orozco, No. 13-30199 (Goodwin with McKeown and Watford).  The Ninth Circuit affirms a marijuana manufacturing charge and use of a weapon in a drug trafficking offense.  The court held that a brief mention of the…
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Our News & Stories

Our News & Stories

Features Penn Law news.

http://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/news/
  • Aug 17

    Alumni spotlight: Noam Dworman L’87

    Alumni spotlight: Noam Dworman L’87
    The Comedy Cellar opened in 1980, long after venues such as the 1960s-era Improv set the tone. But the Comedy Cellar made comic hay just the same, earning sell-out after sell-out of its 115-seat room as well as a string of accolades including…
  • Aug 12

    Summer employment dispatch: Alicia Zhang L’16

    Summer employment dispatch: Alicia Zhang L’16
    This dispatch from Alicia Zhang L'16 is one in a series of firsthand accounts by Law School students about how their summer employment opportunities are preparing them for their legal careers. Zhang is from Austin, TX.
  • Aug 10

    FCC watchdog goes from making waves to making policy

    FCC watchdog goes from making waves to making policy
    Can Gigi Sohn L'86 keep both the internet and lines of communication with industry open?
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Blog Droit International par…

Blog Droit International par Cabinet d'Avocat Francophone de Floride

Blog du cabinet d'avocat et conseil juridique francophone, en francais. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://avocatflorideblog.com
  • Aug 17

    Les Représentants Personnels sont Tenus d’Embaucher un Avocat

    Les Représentants Personnels sont Tenus d’Embaucher un Avocat
    Quand une personne décède et que sa succession passe par l’homologation auprès de l’administration de Floride, un Représentant Personnel (RP) sera nommé. Ce RP peut être nommé dans…
  • Aug 10

    Pourquoi un Plan de Succession Correct est-il Important ?

    Pourquoi un Plan de Succession Correct est-il Important ?
    Le processus d’homologation en Floride peut être très difficile pour vos proches si vous ne créez pas un bon plan de succession. La planification successorale n’est pas seulement une dernière…
  • Aug 3

    Propriétaires d’Affaires en Floride : Orlando Fiscalement Intéressant

    Propriétaires d’Affaires en Floride : Orlando Fiscalement Intéressant
    Selon un rapport de KPMG International, Orlando est l’une des plus grandes villes fiscalement avantageuse dans le monde, avec Tampa, toujours en Floride, la suivant de près. Ceci est juste une des nombreuses raisons pour…
Rank this Week: 510

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

Offers Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court updates. By Francis G.X. Pileggi.

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • Aug 17

    Justice Joseph T. Walsh, RIP

    Justice Joseph T. Walsh, RIP
    Justice Joseph Walsh recently passed away and will be sorely missed. He was a legend of the Delaware bench, having served on the Court of Chancery, Superior Court and almost two decades on the Delaware Supreme Court. He authored many…
  • Aug 3

    Court Awards Fees Based on Corporate Benefit Doctrine

    Court Awards Fees Based on Corporate Benefit Doctrine
    Sutherland v. Sutherland, C.A. No. 2399 -VCN (Del Ch. July 31, 2014). This Delaware Court of Chancery decision involving a long-running internecine legal battle among family members who own and manage related corporations, is noteworthy…
  • Jul 25

    Delaware Supreme Court Requires Wal-Mart to Produce Privileged Document

    Delaware Supreme Court Requires Wal-Mart to Produce Privileged Document
    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Indiana Electrical Workers Pension Trust Fund IBEW, Del. Supr., No. 614, 2013 (July 23, 2014). This Delaware Supreme Court en banc opinion requires Wal-Mart to produce documents about an alleged bribery scandal…
Rank this Week: 202

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers class action litigation, fraud, consumer law and shareholder disputes. By DiTommaso Lubin.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 824

New York Immigration Lawyers Blog

New York Immigration Lawyers Blog

Features immigration news, policies and discussion. By Pozo Goldstein & Miranda, LLP.

http://www.newyorkimmigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 17

    President Obama the Liberator

    President Obama the Liberator
    President Obama stands on the precipice of making history not unlike President Lincoln did when he considered the Emancipation Proclamation freeing the slaves. Like the slaves, the undocumented living in the United States are treated like…
  • Jul 20

    The Immigration Debate Heats Up With A Surge In Border Crossing

    The Immigration Debate Heats Up With A Surge In Border Crossing
    The immigration debate of whether Congress will act on comprehensive immigration reform or whether President Obama will take executive action to change immigration law has taken a dramatic turn with the sudden surge of undocumented children…
  • Jul 11

    New York Takes Initiatives to Help Undocumented Immigrant New Yorker

    New York Takes Initiatives to Help Undocumented Immigrant New Yorker
    The city council of the state of New York has decided to vote this month on two plans which would essentially aid immigrants. The first plan includes providing all New York residents with a municipal identification card, regardless of their…
Rank this Week: 532

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    Because He's Not Above or Below the Law

    Because He's Not Above or Below the Law
    What should he do if it's true?  If he actually beat his wife?That's what Judge Kopf asks at his blog, Hercules and the Umpire.  He's asking about Mark Fuller. That's The Honorable Mark Fuller, Judge of the United States District…
  • Aug 15

    On Drug Dogs, Rafael Montero, Thalidomide, and Florida v. Harri

    On Drug Dogs, Rafael Montero, Thalidomide, and Florida v. Harri
    The Mets are going nowhere fast.  Terry Collins, the manager, said the other day that he expects them to be in the post-season.  Either he was either lying or he's delusional.  The team (and I'm trying to be gentle about this)…
  • Aug 10

    Really, It Was the Other Guy

    Really, It Was the Other Guy
    Whatever you think of the criminal justice system, it suffers from an unavoidable flaw.  It's operated by human beings.  That means it won't be perfect.Whatever ought in some platonic sphere of ideal justice (whatever that might…
Rank this Week: 366

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    FL - Officers bend rules to boost sex sting arrest total

    FL - Officers bend rules to boost sex sting arrest total
    Sheriff Grady JuddOriginal Article (Video available) 08/09/2014 By Noah Pransky This is the first of a two-part series examining how law enforcement is blurring the lines on due process. POLK COUNTY - In the decade since Chris Hansen and…
  • Aug 17

    IA - The people's voice is angry: Outcry over sex offender's release fires up social media — but when does the fire get out of control?

    IA - The people's voice is angry: Outcry over sex offender's release fires up social media — but when does the fire get out of control?
    Original Article 08/08/2014 By Sarah Tisinger MUSCATINE - When a 23-year-old Muscatine man convicted of lascivious acts with a child was released from prison after serving four years of a 15-year sentence, the People of Muscatine…
  • Aug 12

    NOTICE: WE WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATING THIS BLOG!

    NOTICE: WE WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATING THIS BLOG!
    We are moving on with our lives and will not be updating this blog anymore. We will be deleting the Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other accounts, but this blog will remain as it is. Sorry if this causes any inconveniences? Sincerely, Sex…
Rank this Week: 5

Shigella Blog

Shigella Blog

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

http://www.shigellablog.com/
  • Aug 17

    Shigella Lawsuit Filed against Salsarita’s Restaurant in Wal-Mart

    Shigella Lawsuit Filed against Salsarita’s Restaurant in Wal-Mart
    Wife of active duty U.S. Navy diver is one of 275 people who became ill with Shigellosis Attorneys Bill Marler and Drew Falkenstein of Marler Clark, the nation’s only law... Continue Reading
  • Jul 27

    Arkansas Salsarita’s Restaurant Linked to Shigella Outbreak

    Arkansas Salsarita’s Restaurant Linked to Shigella Outbreak
    Salsarita’s Restaurant in the Walmart Home Office Café in Bentonville has reopened following a Shigella outbreak that made 275 sick in nine states according to the Benton County Health Department.... Continue Reading
  • Jul 21

    Indiana and Michigan Report Increase in Shigella

    Indiana and Michigan Report Increase in Shigella
    With over 200 cases of shigellosis reported in the state and many parents in Indiana are keeping children out of the water where it’s believed many are contracting the illness.... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 786

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

Covers recent developments in labor arbitration. By John H. Curley.

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    Arbitrator upholds grievance of Miami police officer terminated for fatal shooting

    Arbitrator upholds grievance of Miami police officer terminated for fatal shooting
    Arbitrator Martin Soll has found that the termination of a Miami police officer was without just cause.Grievant was dismissed following his involvement in a fatal shooting. He was part of a joint task force investigating suspected gang…
  • Aug 10

    Introduction of "new" technology doesn't require increase in pay

    Introduction of "new" technology doesn't require increase in pay
    The City of New Britain, CT employs a number of mechanics responsible for maintenance of its fleet of vehicles. As part of their job duties the mechanic are required to document repairs performed, parts needed and hours spent performing tasks…
  • Aug 3

    Conduct unbecoming, use of force, drug tests and restraining orders- several police related award

    Conduct unbecoming, use of force, drug tests and restraining orders- several police related award
    Conduct unbecomingArbitrator Harry G. Mason overturned the termination of a police Sergeant employed by the City of Lakeland, FL. The grievant was dismissed after acknowledging that he had had sex with a civilian employee of the City in his…
Rank this Week: 924

New Jersey DWI Lawyer Blog

New Jersey DWI Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey DWI news, updates and commentary. By the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall.

http://www.newjerseydwilawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 496

Missouri Divorce and Family Law…

Missouri Divorce and Family Law Blog

Covers alimony/maintenance, bankruptcy, child support, custody and visitation, divorce, paternity, property division and taxes. By Mark Wortman.

http://familylaw.mwortmanlaw.com/
  • Aug 17

    Court must account for all property in Missouri divorce

    Court must account for all property in Missouri divorce
    Recent case:  Party to Missouri divorce cannot appeal until all claims addressed Wife appeals the circuit court’s judgment dissolving her marriage to Husband. Wife contends that the court erred in failing the distribute a marital…
  • Jun 27

    Missouri Attorney General issues statement on same-sex marriage

    Missouri Attorney General issues statement on same-sex marriage
    Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster today issued the following statement related to the St. Louis Recorder of Deeds issuing marriage licenses to several same-sex couples: “While I personally support the goal of…
  • Jun 17

    Attorney Fees Awarded on Defective Relocation Notice

    Attorney Fees Awarded on Defective Relocation Notice
    Recent Case:  Father was awarded sole custody and Mother ordered to pay attorney fees due to defective relocation notice. Missouri’s relocation statute requires a parent who intends to relocate the child for a period of more than…
Rank this Week: 899

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Aug 17

    How Facts are Characterized Determines Which Statutory Scheme Applie

    How Facts are Characterized Determines Which Statutory Scheme Applie
    It is hardly remarkable to observe that the same facts lead different judges to different conclusions. This is the nature of the appellate process. As between judges and arbitrators, who decides whether a claim is arbitral or timely, for…
  • Aug 17

    How Facts are Characterized Determines Which Statutory Scheme Applie

    How Facts are Characterized Determines Which Statutory Scheme Applie
    It is hardly remarkable to observe that the same facts lead different judges to different conclusions. This is the nature of the appellate process. As between judges and arbitrators, who decides whether a claim is arbitral or timely, for…
  • Aug 5

    What is “Genuine” Criticism and When Is It Accepted as a Defense to Abusive Registration?

    What is “Genuine” Criticism and When Is It Accepted as a Defense to Abusive Registration?
    Paragraph 4(c)(iii) of the Policy recognizes the free speech defense but this is one of the blurry areas of domain name jurisprudence. The WIPO Overview of WIPO Panel Views on Selected UDRP Questions, Second Edition describes two views on…
Rank this Week: 331

Patentology

Patentology

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

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Aug 16

    What is the Starting Point for Inventive Step?

    What is the Starting Point for Inventive Step?
    AstraZeneca AB v Apotex Pty Ltd [2014] FCAFC 99 (12 August 2014)An expanded panel of five judges of the Federal Court of Australia has held that two patents owned by AstraZeneca relating to the cholesterol-lowering drug marketed as CRESTOR…
  • Aug 10

    Rainbow Loom Patents Under Attack in Australia

    Rainbow Loom Patents Under Attack in Australia
    Unless you have been living under a rock, or you literally know no tween-age children (or their parents), you have probably encountered the loom band craze in some form or another.  The brightly coloured rubber bands, which are woven…
  • Aug 6

    Apple v Samsung Ends, Not With a Bang But a Whimper

    Apple v Samsung Ends, Not With a Bang But a Whimper
    As is being widely reported this morning, Apple and Samsung have agreed to settle all of their ongoing patent disputes outside of the US. This means that the Australian proceedings, which have occupied, by my estimate, over 150 days of court…
Rank this Week: 955