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Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Sep 9

    WARNING: Santobello works both way

    WARNING: Santobello works both way
    Coming soon to a Government's Brief on Appeal near you....The Third Circuit just handed appellate AUSAs a nifty new tool to combat pesky defendants.  In a nutshell, United States v. Irwin, 3rd Cir. Case No. 13-3407 (Aug. 26, 2014),…
  • Aug 12

    Federal Prosecutors in Lexington, Kentucky: "Oops"

    Federal Prosecutors in Lexington, Kentucky: "Oops"
    There is a lot to like about United States v. Noble, No. 13-6056, though I doubt many federal prosecutors share my excitement.  Particularly federal prosecutors in Lexington, Kentucky.Courtney Noble and Dena Brooks were passengers in a…
Rank this Week: 526

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 469

Specialty Insurance Blog

Specialty Insurance Blog

Offers news and commentary on specialty insurance, risk management and private equity, with an emphasis on professional liability and entrepreneurship. By Tennant Risk Services.

http://specialtyinsurance.typepad.com/specialty_insurance_blog/
  • Sep 23

    Cyber Theft – Who Pays?

    Cyber Theft – Who Pays?
    A victim of a Cyber Theft lost $327,000 and is proceeding with a lawsuit against their bank. See Krebs on Security (here) for information on the breach, the mechanics the thieves used and the legal arguments that might be used in the suit.…
  • Sep 3

    Standalone Tail – A Better Insurance Solution

    Standalone Tail – A Better Insurance Solution
    A Standalone Tail insurance policy can be a better solution than exercising an Extended Reporting Period (ERP) provision in a professional liability insurance policy (E&O, D&O, EPL, Cyber). Tail coverage covers claims made against an…
  • Aug 5

    Cyber Risk Insurance – A Necessary Coverage

    Cyber Risk Insurance – A Necessary Coverage
    Cyber Risk Insurance (also called Data Breach, Privacy, Network Security insurance) is a necessary insurance coverage for all organizations and most organizations are starting to buy the coverage. As an insurance agent or broker, you should…
Rank this Week: 331

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Provides news and updates on Texas family law issues. By O'Neil Attorneys.

http://www.dallastxdivorce.com/
  • Sep 23

    No such thing as common law divorce in Texa

    No such thing as common law divorce in Texa
    Once a party establishes the elements of a common law marriage, spouses are married until they are legally divorced under Texas law.… Continue Reading
  • Sep 22

    Michelle O’Neil named to list of Top 50 Women Lawyers in Texa

    Michelle O’Neil named to list of Top 50 Women Lawyers in Texa
    Michelle May O’Neill, Shareholder at Godwin Lewis, P.C., has been chosen for inclusion in the Texas Super Lawyers® listing for the fourth consecutive year. In addition to her selection for the 2014 list, Attorney O’Neil was…
  • Sep 15

    Rule 11 agreements are revocable before judgment is rendered

    Rule 11 agreements are revocable before judgment is rendered
    A point of confusion for many in the family law context is the viability of a rule 11 agreement to settle an issue or a whole case. Rule 11 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure provides that an agreement between lawyers in a case is…
Rank this Week: 607

ClassActionBlawg.com

ClassActionBlawg.com

Features class action news, commentary, and analysis. By Paul Karlsgodt.

http://classactionblawg.com
  • Sep 22

    Sign Up Now for the 2014 ABA National Institute on Class Actions, October 23-24 in Chicago

    Sign Up Now for the 2014 ABA National Institute on Class Actions, October 23-24 in Chicago
    The ABA-sponsored annual National Institute on Class Actions is the premier CLE conference focusing on class action trends.  This year’s event will be held on October 23 and 24 in Chicago.  I will be participating on a panel…
  • Aug 7

    Could Austrian Facebook Suit Breathe New Life into the Global “Class Action”?

    Could Austrian Facebook Suit Breathe New Life into the Global “Class Action”?
    After becoming one of the hottest trends during the latter part of the last decade, developments in international class action law have waned a bit over the past couple of years, but a new case may be changing that…
  • Jun 23

    Basically the Same Story after Halliburton II?

    Basically the Same Story after Halliburton II?
    The U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision earlier today in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., No. 13-317 (Halliburton II), its most highly-anticipated class-action-related decision of the October 2013 term.  Those who…
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Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

Covers New York insurance coverage cases and issues. By Roy A. Mura.

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 167

Pharmacy Error Injury Lawyer Blog

Pharmacy Error Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers pharmacy and medication errors. By Lebowitz & Mzhen.

http://www.pharmacyerrorinjurylawyer.com/
  • Sep 22

    Michigan Woman Narrowly Avoids Serious Injury After Pharmacy Error

    Michigan Woman Narrowly Avoids Serious Injury After Pharmacy Error
    Earlier this month in Portage, Michigan, one local woman caught on to an error by her pharmacist that may have saved her life. According to a report by a local news source, the woman was provided a prescription by a...
  • Sep 15

    New Study Finds that Two-Thirds of Pharmacists Miss at Least 20% of Dispensing Error

    New Study Finds that Two-Thirds of Pharmacists Miss at Least 20% of Dispensing Error
    According to a study that was recently conducted in the United Kingdom, pharmacists miss errors in prescriptions in a frightening number of cases. According to a report by the Pharmaceutical Journal, the study results were unveiled at the…
  • Sep 8

    Woman Dies After Pharmacist Supplied the Wrong Surgical Dye

    Woman Dies After Pharmacist Supplied the Wrong Surgical Dye
    Not too long ago, two sons lost their mother during what was supposed to be a routine two-hour surgery to help deliver soothing medication to her aching muscles and bones. According to a report by the Boston Globe, the woman...
Rank this Week: 971

A Georgia Lawyer

A Georgia Lawyer

Forms, news, musings and commentary from a lawyer working for consumers and injured people.

http://ageorgialawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    An Illinois  compounding pharmacy is…

    An Illinois  compounding pharmacy is recalling a long list of drugs shipped to medical offices and patients in six states because the drugs-- which are inhaled, injected or used as eye drops-- may not be sterile.Martin Avenue…
  • Sep 22

    Compounding Pharmacy Recalls Potentially Contaminated Drug Product

    Compounding Pharmacy Recalls Potentially Contaminated Drug Product
    Pharmacy Creations has voluntarily recalled four product lots (see below) following testing results conducted by Front Range, Inc., its former independent testing laboratory, that indicated that the product lots may have the potential of not…
  • Sep 22

    Dried fish shipped nationwide recalled due to potential for botulism

    Dried fish shipped nationwide recalled due to potential for botulism
    A Brooklyn-based importer is recalling certain packages of its dried vobla -- a type of fish -- because they may be contaminated with the spores that cause…
Rank this Week: 500

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Sep 22

    LA CREMA v CREME SOLAIRE, for wine

    LA CREMA v CREME SOLAIRE, for wine
    la crema v creme solaire.pdf
  • Sep 22

    BLUE CATS TRIPPIN v PABST BLUE RIBBON

    BLUE CATS TRIPPIN v PABST BLUE RIBBON
    The demand letter from the owners of the PABST mark was sent September 12. VIP Products, maker of chew toys for dogs which parody well-known trademarks, filed the declaratory judgment action on September 19. I have blogged about a previous DJ…
  • Sep 20

    Several Recent District Court Decision

    Several Recent District Court Decision
    That name again is Dr Numb: How to plead a prima facie case for a variety of trademark causes in the CD Cal http://t.co/HTsV1v3R1P — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) September 20, 2014 Colorado unfair comp: Pltf didn't allege GoPro copied…
Rank this Week: 764

Product Defect News & Advice

Product Defect News & Advice

By Bisnar Chase.

http://www.productdefectnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Airbag Defects Long Known To Honda And Takata Led to Recall

    Airbag Defects Long Known To Honda And Takata Led to Recall
    A flawed auto defect reporting system and lack of oversight by the federal regulatory agency has led to a situation where explosive airbags that caused dozens of injuries and several fatalities to slip under the radar for at least a decade.…
  • Sep 15

    Ford Recalls Hybrid SUVs For Stalling Issue

    Ford Recalls Hybrid SUVs For Stalling Issue
    Ford Motor Company said it is issuing three new safety recall campaigns covering more than 76,000 vehicles. According to a Detroit News report, the automaker said it is recalling 2005-08 Ford Escape Hybrid and 2006-08 Mercury Mariner hybrid…
  • Sep 8

    Recalled Car Seats Could Result In Serious Head Injurie

    Recalled Car Seats Could Result In Serious Head Injurie
    Child car seat manufacturer Recaro has issued a defective product recall for more than 40,000 car seats, which could result in head injuries. According to a news report in Tech Times, the company is recalling the car seats after it discovered…
Rank this Week: 733

Lawsuit Information Center

Lawsuit Information Center

Covers auto and truck accident, medical malpractice and products liability issues. By the Law Offices of Miller and Zois, LLC.

http://www.accidentinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Peanut Butter Leads to Theater Box M&M Recall

    Peanut Butter Leads to Theater Box M&M Recall
    There is a recall of some ounce Theater Box M&M’s because they may be peanut butter M&Ms even though they are not marked that way. What happened?  I don’t know.  The FDA says theater boxes labeled as “milk…
  • Sep 19

    Low T Lawsuit Update |Get the Latest

    Low T Lawsuit Update |Get the Latest
    These low T drug lawsuits have helped push the country towards taking a real look at the risks of these treatments and for me looking for a little fountain of youth.  It is sad that we need lawsuits to trigger a critical look at medical…
  • Sep 17

    New 2014 Mirena IUD Lawsuit Update

    New 2014 Mirena IUD Lawsuit Update
    With 600 Mirena IUD lawsuits already having been centralized in the federal MDL before Judge Cathy Seibel in the Southern District of New York, and over 1,000 more pending in state court, progress has been made to move toward trial…
Rank this Week: 391

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Focuses on complliance, corporate governance, disclosure, mergers and tax issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Second Circuit Holds Forum Selection Clause Supersedes FINRA’s Mandatory Arbitration Rule

    Second Circuit Holds Forum Selection Clause Supersedes FINRA’s Mandatory Arbitration Rule
    In Goldman, Sachs & Co. v. Golden Empire Schools Financing Authority, No. 13-797-cv, 2014 WL 4099289 (2d Cir. Aug. 21, 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that a forum selection clause in a broker-dealer…
  • Sep 9

    NASDAQ Proposes The Adoption Of A New All-Inclusive Annual Listing Fee

    NASDAQ Proposes The Adoption Of A New All-Inclusive Annual Listing Fee
    On August 26, 2014, The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (“NASDAQ”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) certain proposed amendments to the NASDAQ Stock Market Rules (the “Amendments”) to…
  • Sep 4

    Second Circuit Defines “Customer” for Mandatory FINRA Arbitration

    Second Circuit Defines “Customer” for Mandatory FINRA Arbitration
    In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. v. Abbar, No. 13-2172, 2014 WL 3765867 (2d Cir. Aug. 1, 2014), established a bright-line definition of…
Rank this Week: 208

The Appellate Strategist

The Appellate Strategist

Covers appellate issues, trial consultations and evaluating appeals. By Sedgwick LLP.

http://www.appellatestrategist.com
Rank this Week: 953

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 773

Hunter's Query

Hunter's Query

Features research tips and law library news. From the Howard W. Hunter Law Library at the J. Reuben Clark Law School.

http://huntersquery.byulaw.info/wordpress/
  • Sep 22

    Key Numbers in WestlawNext

    Key Numbers in WestlawNext
    When WestlawNext originally launched a number of years ago, I found it interesting that Topics and Key Numbers were less visible than they had been in Westlaw Classic.  It’s not that Topics and Key Numbers were gone–in fact,…
  • Sep 17

    Happy Constitution Day!

    Happy Constitution Day!
    September 17 is Constitution Day, a day we celebrate the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787 in Philadelphia.  As a researcher, I’m drawn to thinking about the history and the sources surrounding important documents like…
  • Sep 10

    Legal Info. Overload

    Legal Info. Overload
    Researchers deal with a consistent problem these days – legal information overload.  The sheer amount of legal information can be overwhelming, especially for new researchers.  While the abundance of legal information…
Rank this Week: 372

Maryland Injury Lawsuit…

Maryland Injury Lawsuit Information Center

Covers medical malpractice, personal injury verdicts, truck accidents, and uninsured motorists. By Miller & Zois, LLC.

http://www.marylandinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Truck Accidents and Driving Records | Shekoski v. Bindig

    Truck Accidents and Driving Records | Shekoski v. Bindig
    A new appellate opinion offers some interesting insight into the parameters under which a plaintiff may inquire about a truck driver’s driving record and the extent to which plaintiffs’ truck accident attorneys can use cross…
  • Sep 19

    Baltimore Wrongful Death Lawyer | Fatality Compensation Claim

    Baltimore Wrongful Death Lawyer | Fatality Compensation Claim
    In Maryland, a wrongful death lawsuit can be brought by a family member of someone who was negligently killed.  The law firm of Miller & Zois, LLC has over 100 years of combined experience handling wrongful death claims in Baltimore…
  • Sep 12

    Ray Rice Quotes and Jury Trials in Maryland

    Ray Rice Quotes and Jury Trials in Maryland
    “There’s two sides to every story. I saw the video. That’s their personal business, and it shouldn’t have affected his career. I don’t agree with domestic violence, but she’s still with him, so obviously it…
Rank this Week: 471

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Discusses legal news, law office technology, culture and legal research.

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • Sep 22

    New! Fastcase Integrates With Clio’s Cloud Practice Management Suite

    New! Fastcase Integrates With Clio’s Cloud Practice Management Suite
    It’s easy to find great results in Fastcase – and easy to save key documents and record time in Clio. But both tasks just got easier. Today, we’re announcing the integration of the best research and practice management…
  • Aug 7

    Episode 31: Four Huge Law Geeks Walk Into a Boucherie

    Episode 31: Four Huge Law Geeks Walk Into a Boucherie
    Ed and I are joined by Colin Starger and Roger Skalbeck today for some pretty serious geeking out. As always, please go ahead and subscribe to The Law Review on iTunes to stay current on the goings-on in the legal tech world. (For bonus…
  • Jul 23

    New! Updates and Fixes for the Fastcase iPad App

    New! Updates and Fixes for the Fastcase iPad App
    We’re excited to announce that, after a long wait, we’ll be updating the whole family of Fastcase apps soon; including brand new apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Although Fastcase was the first legal research app for…
Rank this Week: 880

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Sep 22

    Tennessee Made-Whole Doctrine

    Tennessee Made-Whole Doctrine
    The Belmont Law Review published an article I wrote about the made-whole doctrine in its inaugural issue.  Here is a description of the article.     This Article proposes the adoption of the “Modified…
  • Sep 19

    Defamation and Public Figures in Tennessee

    Defamation and Public Figures in Tennessee
    The recent opinion in Byrge v. Campfield, et al., No. E2013-01223-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Sept. 8, 2014) serves as a good reminder of Tennessee defamation law involving a public figure. In October 2008, Stacey Campfield, then a Republican…
  • Sep 17

    Tolling Agreements, The Savings Statute and Tennessee Law

    Tolling Agreements, The Savings Statute and Tennessee Law
    The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently issued an important decision regarding the interplay between the savings statute and tolling agreements. The facts of Circle C Const., LLC v. Hilson, M2013-02330-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. App. Jul. 29,…
Rank this Week: 541

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Covers cultural heritage law and policy topics. By Ricardo A. St. Hilaire.

http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 821

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall…

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall Law School Library Blog

Covers developments in legal information and legal information technologies for research and practice.

http://libblog.osgoode.yorku.ca
  • Sep 22

    Recent Acquisitions, September 15 – September 22, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, September 15 – September 22, 2014
    44 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 16 from 2014: Intergroup relations in the southern plateau Anastasio, Angelo, 1914- E 78 N77 A53 1955 Intergroup relations in the southern plateau 1955 iv, 124 leaves : ill.,…
  • Sep 22

    Recent Acquisitions, September 15 – September 22, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, September 15 – September 22, 2014
    44 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 16 from 2014: Intergroup relations in the southern plateau Anastasio, Angelo, 1914- E 78 N77 A53 1955 Intergroup relations in the southern plateau 1955 iv, 124 leaves : ill.,…
  • Sep 15

    ‘Road to Justice’ Exhibit in Osgoode Library Examines Historical Discriminatory Treatment of Immigrants in Canada

    ‘Road to Justice’ Exhibit in Osgoode Library Examines Historical Discriminatory Treatment of Immigrants in Canada
    Road to Justice, a new exhibit which opens today in the Osgoode Library, documents the historical discriminatory treatment of Chinese Canadians and other immigrants of colour in Canada, the communities’ triumph over racism and the…
Rank this Week: 260

Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 21

    Optimo in Sao Paulo -- another shot at a Sao Paulo consensu

    Optimo in Sao Paulo -- another shot at a Sao Paulo consensu
    Pessimo:Optimo and I are taking a break from our Beijing Consensus dialogue because Optimo decided to go to Sao Paulo.As you may recall, I've been trying to find a meaningful Sao Paulo Consensus, but so far have been 'disappointed' (as I like…
  • Sep 17

    Dialogus de Beijing Consensus -- Pessimo response regarding Ramo's Third theorem

    Dialogus de Beijing Consensus -- Pessimo response regarding Ramo's Third theorem
    I don't think that Optimo and I are in much disagreement regarding Ramo's 3rd theorem.  First, to clearify, I don't think that Ramo meant "self-determination' to refer to post-colonial status (since China per se was never a colony --…
  • Sep 14

    More on the proposed PAW ('Punching above [GDP] Weight') index: On the relationship between HDI, IHDI, and PAW

    More on the proposed PAW ('Punching above [GDP] Weight') index: On the relationship between HDI, IHDI, and PAW
    In a commentary response to my earlier posting on the possible utility of an index comparing GDP to HDI ranking, which I called the PAW ('Punches above its Weight') index, Mariana Prado suggested that the PAW index might be improved if one…
Rank this Week: 934

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Sep 21

    Adam Zimmerman and Dana Remus on Aggregate Litigation Going Private

    Adam Zimmerman and Dana Remus on Aggregate Litigation Going Private
    Professors Adam Zimmerman (Loyola Los Angeles) and Dana Remus (North Carolina) have posted to SSRN their article, Aggregate Litigation Goes Private, 63 Emory L.J. 1317 (2014). Here is the abstract: In Disaggregative Mechanisms, Professor…
  • Sep 12

    Oregon Supreme Court Applies Aggregate Settlement Rule to Clergy Abuse

    Oregon Supreme Court Applies Aggregate Settlement Rule to Clergy Abuse
    On August 21, 2014, the Oregon Supreme Court embraced the ALI's definition of a non-class aggregate settlement and held that an attorney who represented victims of clergy abuse failed to get the clients' informed consent before distributing a…
  • Sep 10

    Panel on Class Action Reform and the BP Deepwater Horizon Case

    Panel on Class Action Reform and the BP Deepwater Horizon Case
    Professor Neal Katyal (Georgetown) and Theodore Olson (Gibson Dunn) take part in a Federalist Society panel on class action reform and the BP Deepwater Horizon case; the panel is moderated by Stuart Taylor (Brookings Institution).
Rank this Week: 855

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto, Professor Luis E. Chiesa and law student Suzanne McMillan.

http://animalblawg.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 635

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

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

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Sep 20

    The Web at 25: Looking Ahead to What Might Be

    The Web at 25: Looking Ahead to What Might Be
    The Web turns 25 years old this year. What has changed since Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist at CERN in Switzerland, released this gift to the world in 1989? The easier question to answer might be to ask what hasn’t … Continue…
  • Sep 12

    The Official Launch of the Andover Institute October 17th

    The Official Launch of the Andover Institute October 17th
    Originally posted on Andover Institute:Andover Institute Launch: A Hub for Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning Please join us to celebrate the official launch of the Andover Institute on Friday, October 17, 2014. The program…
  • Aug 29

    Join Us! Scholar in Connected Learning

    Join Us! Scholar in Connected Learning
    Originally posted on Andover Institute:As we continue to advance our Connected Learning efforts, we are seeking to hire an experienced math instructor who will support the development of online modules and work with us to explore…
Rank this Week: 82

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/
Rank this Week: 759

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Sep 20

    Worth the read

    Worth the read
    Here are a couple of articles worth the read if you have some time this weekend. The Reliability of Assault Victims’ Immediate Accounts: Evidence from Trauma Studies, Melissa Hamilton, University of Houston Law…
  • Sep 14

    A mixed but really good result?

    A mixed but really good result?
    So, client is a medical provider initially accused of committing sexual contact by a, “fraudulent representation that the sexual contact served a professional purpose.” Six former patients alleged that when the client gave…
  • Sep 4

    CP distribution?

    CP distribution?
    Prof. Berman at sentecing law and policy invites our attention to an interesting new decision from the Third. US v. Husmann, No. 13-2688 (3d Cir. Sept 3, 2014) (available here) . We all of us have an a client who is charged with distribution…
Rank this Week: 261

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

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

http://www.alabamaconsumerlawblog.com/
  • Sep 20

    Complete 24 minute video on your 5 options when sued by debt collector in Alabama

    Complete 24 minute video on your 5 options when sued by debt collector in Alabama
    You can now watch the above video which gives you the complete overview and discussion of the 5 options you have when you are sued by any debt collector or debt buyer in Alabama including Cavalry, LVNV Funding, Midland Funding, Portfolio…
  • Aug 20

    Video: 5 options when sued by collector in Alabama -- Hire lawyer to settle the case

    Video: 5 options when sued by collector in Alabama -- Hire lawyer to settle the case
    Hiring a lawyer to settle the case is a valid option. The objective here is to resolve the case and to get the best deal possible, including getting rid of any credit reporting by the debt collector who sued you. By way of reminder, the…
  • Aug 17

    Video: 5 options when sued by collector in Alabama -- Hire lawyer to fight the case

    Video: 5 options when sued by collector in Alabama -- Hire lawyer to fight the case
    Hiring a lawyer to fight the case is a valid option. The objective here is to win the case so you owe the debt buyer nothing and you may be entitled to sue the debt collector for filing a bogus suit against you. By way of reminder, the…
Rank this Week: 539

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Sep 20

    Male Birth Control

    Male Birth Control
    From the Daily Beast: Vasalgel, a reversible, non-hormonal polymer that blocks the vas deferens, is about to enter human trials. How will rhetoric change when male bodies become responsible for birth control? Vasalgel, a reversible form of…
  • Sep 19

    Call for Paper

    Call for Paper
    The Richmond Journal of Law & the Public Interest is seeking submissions for the Spring Issue of our 2014-2015 volume. We welcome high quality and well cited submissions from academics, judges, and established practitioners who would like…
  • Sep 18

    Surrogacy Law

    Surrogacy Law
    From the New York Times: In Louisiana, Minnesota and New Jersey, after the state legislatures handily passed bills in the last few years allowing surrogacy in some situations, Republican governors vetoed them. Many states are now considering…
Rank this Week: 151

Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Injury law with an emphasis on products and drugs liability. By Sheff Law.

http://www.personalinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 19

    NY PATIENT WINS $2.3 MILLION IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE SUIT

    NY PATIENT WINS $2.3 MILLION IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE SUIT
    Following a three week trial, a Rockland County, New York jury has awarded $2.3 million to a Nyack Hospital patient for injuries he sustained four years ago as a result of medical malpractice. On October 1, 2010, 52-year-old John Antonucci…
  • Sep 19

    KINGS OF LEON CANCELS MORE SHOWS AFTER DRUMMER INJURED

    KINGS OF LEON CANCELS MORE SHOWS AFTER DRUMMER INJURED
    Alternative rock band Kings of Leon has been forced to cancel two more shows in its Mechanical Bull Tour after drummer, Nathan Followill, sustained injuries in a tour bus accident. Followill was treated for broken ribs after the band's tour…
  • Sep 8

    LACK OF FEDERAL OVERSIGHT IN PREVENTING THEME PARK ACCIDENTS

    LACK OF FEDERAL OVERSIGHT IN PREVENTING THEME PARK ACCIDENTS
    With the popular and regular attendance of amusement parks, a lack of park safety has led to several theme park accidents, calling for federal oversight. The Consumer Product Safety Administration only regulates portable rides that tour with…
Rank this Week: 609

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Federal Tort Claims Act, Injuries to Minors and Children, Land Owner Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Products Liability, and Toxic Torts. By Levin & Perconti.

http://www.illinoisinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Customer Brings Suit Against Walgreens for Slip and Fall From Bad Lighting

    Customer Brings Suit Against Walgreens for Slip and Fall From Bad Lighting
    Your local drugstore or pharmacy is more likely than not often busy. That is because these establishments are venues that provide vital needs of all sorts for the majority of people. Chances are that you have visited a drugstore establishment…
  • Sep 17

    Attention Brought to Choking Hazard Posed by Bean Bag Chairs in Light of Recent Death

    Attention Brought to Choking Hazard Posed by Bean Bag Chairs in Light of Recent Death
    There are all sorts of fun and entertaining products made specifically for children. However, when products made for children are dangerous and defective and pose a risk for injury or death, that fun is quickly diminished and replaced with…
  • Sep 12

    Risks of Burns from Hewlett-Packard Power Cords Prompts Recall

    Risks of Burns from Hewlett-Packard Power Cords Prompts Recall
    Whether for work, studying, or leisure, most of us use a computer on a daily basis. Computers are everywhere in our lives: in our offices, in our cars on the dashboard and GPS system, and in our phones. In this modern day, computers have…
Rank this Week: 236

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

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

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award

    Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award
    Peter Tillers will be the recipient of the Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s (Jan. 2015) AALS meeting; the presentation will be made during our section’s joint luncheon with the Criminal Justice section. Thanks to…
  • Sep 18

    Precise reasoning about reasoning with fuzzy word

    Precise reasoning about reasoning with fuzzy word
    Comment by Tillers: legal scholars might avoid uttering a great deal of nonsense about imprecise legal concepts if they took the trouble to study fuzzy logic. Lotfi A.…
  • Sep 10

    The Trouble With Harvard

    The Trouble With Harvard
    Steven Pinker The Trouble With Harvard New Republic (September 4, 2014) Extract:Deresiewicz writes engagingly about the wacky ways of elite university admissions, and he deserves credit for opening a debate on policies which have been…
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Labor & Employment Law Blog

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Up-to-date information on labor and employment law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    California Enacts New Law Mandating Paid Sick Leave for Employee

    California Enacts New Law Mandating Paid Sick Leave for Employee
    On September 10, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014.  As a result, most employers in California will be required to provide up to 24 hours (3 days) of paid sick…
  • Sep 11

    Reminder: New York Interns Are Now Protected Under Both the State and City Human Rights Law

    Reminder: New York Interns Are Now Protected Under Both the State and City Human Rights Law
    Following New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio’s endorsement of an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) extending the statute’s anti-discrimination and harassment protections to interns earlier this…
  • Aug 19

    UPDATE: New Jersey Limits Use of Criminal History in Hiring Decision

    UPDATE: New Jersey Limits Use of Criminal History in Hiring Decision
    As we reported in December 2013 (see here), New Jersey was on the road to joining 6 other states which have recently passed legislation banning or limiting the use of criminal background checks in the hiring process.  On August 11, 2014,…
Rank this Week: 853

The Lemon Law Blog

The Lemon Law Blog

Covers issues and topics relating to consumer law as it relates to car lemon laws and auto dealer fraud. By Kemnitzer, Anderson, Barron, Ogilvie & Brewer.

http://www.lemonlaws.com/
  • Sep 19

    Non-Bank Automotive Lenders May Face New Federal Scrutiny

    Non-Bank Automotive Lenders May Face New Federal Scrutiny
    In a proposal released this week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced it intends to exercise increased scrutiny over non-bank auto finance companies that make, acquire or refinance 10,000 auto loans or leases per year. There…
  • Sep 17

    Car Buying Tips You Don't Want to Mi

    Car Buying Tips You Don't Want to Mi
    If you dread - absolutely dread - buying a car, you are not alone. A reported 83% of Americans loathe the process of dealing with a car salesman. You would rather go to the dentist, handle a job interview, or sit through dinner with the…
  • Sep 12

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Gets Green Light For Arbitration Survey

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Gets Green Light For Arbitration Survey
    One of the troubling things about forced arbitration is that most people know nothing about it. The problem is, what you don't know can hurt you. The participants in arbitration are often sworn to secrecy. No wonder most people are in the…
Rank this Week: 875

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

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

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/
  • Sep 19

    Fighting for Fifteen: Does Increasing the Minimum Wage Help the Economy?

    Fighting for Fifteen: Does Increasing the Minimum Wage Help the Economy?
    Worker groups around the country are demonstrating for the purpose of increasing the minimum wage while experts and policy makers debate the effect of such change. Proponents say a higher minimum wage helps low-skilled workers and boosts the…
  • Sep 5

    Lawful Arrest or Excessive Use of Force: Today’s Perceptions about Militarized Police

    Lawful Arrest or Excessive Use of Force: Today’s Perceptions about Militarized Police
    In recent news, there have been several instances of demonstrations and riots resulting from allegations of police brutality. In cities like New York and Ferguson, there are many accounts and view points but there is still much to debate…
  • Aug 27

    Firing Squads and Lethal Injections: Is Today’s Death Penalty Cruel and Unusual?

    Firing Squads and Lethal Injections: Is Today’s Death Penalty Cruel and Unusual?
    The Eighth Amendment protects people from cruel and unusual punishments in the United States but what does that mean? In the last 38 years, Americans used hangings, gas chambers, lethal injections, electrocutions, and firing squads to execute…
Rank this Week: 419

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois personal injury law. By Law Offices of John J. Malm, P.C.

http://www.chicago-injury-lawyer.org/
Rank this Week: 802

Second Circuit Blog

Second Circuit Blog

Feature case summaries and commentary by the Federal Defenders office in New York City.

http://circuit2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 625

WisBlawg

WisBlawg

Covers legal research and Internet news & information with an emphasis on Wisconsin. From the University of Wisconsin Law Library and librarian Bonnie Shucha.

http://www.law.wisc.edu/blogs/wisblawg/
  • Sep 19

    WI Voters to Consider Constitutional Amendment relating to Transportation Fund

    WI Voters to Consider Constitutional Amendment relating to Transportation Fund
    On November 4th, Wisconsin voters will decide whether to adopt a constitutional amendment relating to a transportation fund and a department of transportation. From the Brief prepared by the Legislative Reference Bureau: Currently, the…
  • Sep 3

    The US Code gets a slight reorganization

    The US Code gets a slight reorganization
    Starting on September 1st, the US Code added a new Title. Sections concerning the voting and elections that were previously found in titles 2 and 42 are now being moved to a new Title 52. The idea behind the addition is to both simplify the…
  • Jun 26

    New features on Congress.Gov

    New features on Congress.Gov
    As Thomas.gov continues to evolve into Congress.Gov, more features are being added. Recently, In Custodia Legis, the Law Library of Congress Blog, announced some of most recent bells and whistles that were added: *You can now search for…
Rank this Week: 776

Atlanta Injury Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law issues and topics, including medical malpractice, product liability, and discrimination and employment law. By the Law Offices of Robin Frazer Clark.

http://www.atlantainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    “I Could Have Been Killed!” Do I Have a Case?

    “I Could Have Been Killed!” Do I Have a Case?
    I have handled hundreds and hundreds of car wreck cases in Georgia.  Very often I hear this common theme from prospective clients:  “I Could Have Been Killed!”  And it is often very true…they could have been…
  • Sep 9

    Can I Sue the County?

    Can I Sue the County?
      Let’s say you have been injured in a car wreck because of negligent maintenance of a right of way owned by the County.  Can you sue the County for your injuries? Of course, I have tried to teach my readers the short answer…
  • Aug 11

    If We Go To Trial, Who Will Decide My Case?

    If We Go To Trial, Who Will Decide My Case?
    Today I read a funny article about a jury trial in Florida in which the jury sent the trial judge a note asking for a whiteboard and markers and a “big bottle of wine.”   I thought that was pretty cute. Going to trial is…
Rank this Week: 671

FSU College of Law Library Blog

FSU College of Law Library Blog

Covers of legal research topics and legal information. From the Florida State University Law Library Team.

http://fsulawlibraryblog.typepad.com/fsu_college_of_law_librar/
  • Sep 19

    The Hidden Sources of Law School Stress:

    The Hidden Sources of Law School Stress:
    The Hidden Sources of Law School Stress: Avoiding the Mistakes That Create Unhappy and Unprofessional Lawyers by Lawrence Krieger is now available on Kindle. This brief book tells you why law school can be so stressful, and why it…
  • Sep 8

    Technology Brings Disruption to Lawyers But Not Destruction

    Technology Brings Disruption to Lawyers But Not Destruction
    In Law Technology News the article Technology Brings Disruption to Lawyers, But Not Destruction suggests that Technology isn't something to fear but embrace to improve your law practice. Read about it at the link above. Posted by Jon Lutz
  • Sep 2

    WordReference

    WordReference
    www.WordReference.com is a very useful multi-language dictionary. Also available for iPhone and Android. Posted by Jon Lutz
Rank this Week: 909

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 89

Ship Law Log

Ship Law Log

Covers the shipping industry. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.shiplawlog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Ebola fears impact on vessels travelling from West Africa

    Ebola fears impact on vessels travelling from West Africa
    Ebola continues to spread in West Africa with the latest reports indicating that over 2,630 people have died since the outbreak began. Yesterday, Malta turned away a vessel travelling from Guinea to Ukraine over fears that a crew member may…
  • Sep 5

    Ebola and its effect on shipping contract

    Ebola and its effect on shipping contract
    More than 1000 people have died in West Africa following the current outbreak of Ebola which began in March 2014. Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia are the worst affected countries but deaths have now also been reported in Nigeria, a major…
  • Aug 21

    Disclosure order made against individual and companies controlled by him in respect of marine insurance claim

    Disclosure order made against individual and companies controlled by him in respect of marine insurance claim
    Suez Fortune Investments Ltd v Talbot Underwriting Ltd (unreported) The First Claimant, owners of a vessel, claimed against the Defendant Insurers for an indemnity in respect of damage to their vessel. The Defendant argued that an individual…
Rank this Week: 981

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Sep 19

    Enterprise Cities, Competition, and Economic Growth

    Enterprise Cities, Competition, and Economic Growth
    Shanker Singham of the Babson Global Institute (formerly a leading international trade lawyer and author of the most comprehensive one-volume work on the interplay between competition and international trade policy) has published a short…
  • Sep 18

    Tesla Wins Big in Massachusett

    Tesla Wins Big in Massachusett
    On September 15, Tesla won a big victory in Massachusetts. As we have previously chronicled at length on TOTM ( see, e.g., here, here, here, here, here and here), the car dealers are waging a state-by-state ground war to prevent…
  • Sep 17

    Why a Common Law Approach to Defining “Unfair Methods of Competition” Won’t Work

    Why a Common Law Approach to Defining “Unfair Methods of Competition” Won’t Work
    Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act proclaims that “[u]nfair methods of competition . . . are hereby declared unlawful.” The FTC has exclusive authority to enforce that provision and uses it to prosecute Sherman Act…
Rank this Week: 252

Just Appease Me

Just Appease Me

An ADR blawg that discusses mediation, arbitration and other interesting cases. By Valenti Law, P.C.

http://valentilaw.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 18

    Scots Reject Independence From Britain i

    Scots Reject Independence From Britain i
    Scots Reject Independence From Britain in Historic Vote – http://ow.ly/BFLEM – http://ow.ly/BFLENFiled under: Conflict
  • Sep 15

    The Scottish Referendum: Torture for a M

    The Scottish Referendum: Torture for a M
    The Scottish Referendum: Torture for a Mediator By Charlie Irvine, Charlie Irvine Mediation | Kluwer Mediation Blog http://ow.ly/BvYqEFiled under: Conflict
  • Sep 15

    Get expert tips and tricks straight from

    Get expert tips and tricks straight from
    Get expert tips and tricks straight from experienced mediators at the 20th World Forum of Mediation Centres. For more information click here http://bit.ly/VPmV2A #20thWFMC http://ow.ly/BvkL1Filed under: Conflict
Rank this Week: 891

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
Rank this Week: 906

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 381