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White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Jul 20

    Practice Notes: Sauce For The Goose

    Practice Notes: Sauce For The Goose
    I enjoy studying upward variance opinions, because they usually contain language and rules that can be used by the defense to support downward variances in other cases. This is true because, whatever specific factors are discussed, federal…
  • Jul 18

    In re Kellogg Brown & Root – Privilege, Internal Investigations, and International White Collar Crime – Part I of II

    In re Kellogg Brown & Root – Privilege, Internal Investigations, and International White Collar Crime – Part I of II
    I am honored to join Ellen Podgor, Lawrence Goldman, and Solomon Wisenberg as a blogger on the White Collar Crime Prof Blog. My focus on the blog will be matters related to internal investigations and international white collar crime. To...
  • Jul 18

    Welcome Professor Lucian Dervan to the WhiteCollarCrimeProf Blog

    Welcome Professor Lucian Dervan to the WhiteCollarCrimeProf Blog
    Welcome to Professor Lucian Dervan, who is joining the White Collar Crime Prof Blog. Professor Dervan is a professor of Southern Illinois School of Law, where he also serves as the Director of Faculty Development. A prolific scholar,…
Rank this Week: 295

Practical Academic

Practical Academic

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

http://www.practicalacademic.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    PSC Awards: Selan Exploration v MoPNG

    PSC Awards: Selan Exploration v MoPNG
    We bring to readers certain arbitral awards which have been rendered under the Production Sharing Contracts between the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and the Contractor(s). The purpose of doing so is to bring these awards to the…
  • Jul 16

    Bangladesh India Arbitral Award: HSF & The Tribune Summary

    Bangladesh India Arbitral Award: HSF & The Tribune Summary
    Herbert Smith Freehills' Dispute Resolution team has come up with a summary of the Arbitral Award in the Bangladesh India maritime dispute over the Bay of Bengal. The summary can be read from this link. The summary of the award as it…
  • Jul 9

    NLIU Law Review: Call for Paper

    NLIU Law Review: Call for Paper
    Call for papers from NLIU Law Review:The NLUJ Law Review invites original and previously unpublished manuscripts across various legal studies and disciplines from law students, professors, practicing lawyers, and other members of the legal…
Rank this Week: 623

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

Covers the many flavors of appellate issues and law. By Dorothy Easley.

http://appellategourmetappealsinflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 290

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

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

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    More from the Fifth Circuit on "implied findings of just cause"

    More from the Fifth Circuit on "implied findings of just cause"
    The Fifth Circuit has, on several occasions, refused to confirm an arbitrator's award where it determined that the Arbitrator's factual findings constituted an "implied finding" of just cause. This line of cases is discussed here.…
  • Jul 13

    APWU wins one, loses one

    APWU wins one, loses one
    APWU prevailed in a recent arbitration before Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg concerning the minimum qualifications needed for excessed employees transferring to a different unit, but a grievance concerning outsourcing Personal Vehicle Service…
  • Jun 29

    Arbitrator conditions reinstatement on personal apology

    Arbitrator conditions reinstatement on personal apology
    Grievant was employed as a civilian dispatcher by the Cleveland Police Department. On March 6, 2013, he handled a call from the Board of Education reporting a school lock down and a belief that an unidentified individual was in route to the…
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Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Robert Kreisman.

http://injury.robertkreisman.com/
Rank this Week: 900

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.listeriablog.com/
  • Jul 19

    California Stone Fruit Prompts Listeria Recall

    California Stone Fruit Prompts Listeria Recall
    Dierbergs Markets is pulling from its stores a number of tree-ripened stone fruits from a California-based packing company. Wawona Packing Co. has issued a voluntary recall of conventional and organic... Continue Reading
  • Jun 28

    Trader Joe’s and Lansal in Cook County Listeria Lawsuit

    Trader Joe’s and Lansal in Cook County Listeria Lawsuit
    On June 8, 2014, defendant Lansal, Inc. recalled 304 six-ounce plastic containers of Trader Joe’s Egg White Salad with Chives that it had manufactured and distributed for sale at defendant... Continue Reading
  • Jun 19

    Listeria Risk in Smoked Salmon

    Listeria Risk in Smoked Salmon
    Vita Food Products, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois is notifying the public that it is recalling 1,878 pounds of Vita Classic Premium Sliced Smoked Atlantic Salmon due to possible contamination of... Continue Reading
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Pink Tape

Pink Tape

Covers family law the the family justice system in the United Kingdom.

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Jul 19

    Publishing information about family proceeding

    Publishing information about family proceeding
    Many moons ago in June 2009 I wrote a post entitled Writing about family proceedings – a blogger’s guide. A lot has changed since then. Although, oddly, the law has not. What has changed are judicial attitudes to free speech.…
  • Jul 18

    Unforced Error

    Unforced Error
    I watched ITV’s Exposure – Don’t Take My Child on catch up last night. I have mixed feelings about it. It is a piece of TV that raises important and difficult issues, and contained some hard hitting and well argued…
  • Jul 10

    Association of Lawyers for Children Event

    Association of Lawyers for Children Event
    Some fab looking events coming up at ALC in the near future… See Modern Families in Modern Britain (flyer) here and (leaflet) here. Keynote by the fab-o Theis J. NB event on 22 July – not long!!
Rank this Week: 778

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

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

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    Trustees' Duty to Diversify Investment

    Trustees' Duty to Diversify Investment
    The British Columbia Court of Appeal removed a trustee for lending all of the trust funds in one trust to a related trust, finding that the investment was an improvident one. In reaching its decision in Miles v.Vince, 2014 BCCA 289, the Court…
  • Jul 12

    Davies Estate -- Evidence that Notice of Application of Estate Grant Given At Least 21 Days Before Submission Filed

    Davies Estate -- Evidence that Notice of Application of Estate Grant Given At Least 21 Days Before Submission Filed
    One of the changes in procedure in the new probate rules is that when you apply for an estate grant in British Columbia, you now have to give notice to beneficiaries and those who would be entitled to a share of the estate if the deceased had…
  • Jul 5

    Eckford v. Vanderwood

    Eckford v. Vanderwood
    A lot can happen between the time of the death of a spouse or parent and a trial of a wills variation claim. What happens if the court finds that the deceased’s made an adequate provision for his spouse at the time of death, but there…
Rank this Week: 182

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Covers quirky questions in employment law. By Dorsey & Whitney LLP.

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
  • Jul 19

    Quirky Question #235, Payment of Wages – Better Late Than Never Is Half Right

    Quirky Question #235, Payment of Wages – Better Late Than Never Is Half Right
    Question: My company was in a tight spot last month with cash flow and we had to delay payroll by a few days. We did end up paying everyone what they were owed. I now have an employee, however, who is claiming the late payment violated her…
  • Jul 12

    Quirky Question #234, Selling Accrued Vacation

    Quirky Question #234, Selling Accrued Vacation
    Question: Our company allows employees to sell up to 40 hours of their accrued PTO (accrued vacation) each year.  If an employee elects to sell the accrued PTO, we pay it out in a lump sum at the end of the year.  Does this raise…
  • Jun 27

    Quirky Question #233, The Regular Rate: Where Math and Law Collide

    Quirky Question #233, The Regular Rate: Where Math and Law Collide
    Question: We operate a warehouse in Minnesota where the employees work two weeks on / two weeks off. They work 10 hours per day, 7 days per week when they’re on at an hourly rate of $30. The employees also ordinarily receive a…
Rank this Week: 441

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Covers Illinois nursing homes and information for nursing home residents, family members, ombudsmen, resident advocates, elder law attorneys and nursing home staff. By Levin & Perconti.

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • Jul 19

    July is Elder Awareness Month

    July is Elder Awareness Month
    We previously wrote in this space about two very important events to help raise awareness for adequate care for patients in nursing homes and long term care facilities. These two events were the Nursing Home Staffing Public Awareness…
  • Jul 18

    Another Sad Story - Abuse and Neglect at Illinois Nursing Home

    Another Sad Story - Abuse and Neglect at Illinois Nursing Home
    In another tale of unfortunate and sad happenings at nursing homes, a nursing home staffer working at a facility in Quincy, called Sycamore Healthcare, was arrested on allegations of beating a 64 year old patient at that facility. According…
  • Jul 16

    Gainesville Nursing Home CEO Settles Medicaid Fraud Charge

    Gainesville Nursing Home CEO Settles Medicaid Fraud Charge
    The federal government has made a concerted effort to weed out fraud committed by companies and individuals. A key tool in doing so has been the False Claims Act, which allows for the U.S. government, or individuals on behalf of and usually…
Rank this Week: 342

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    VT - Sex offender registry under fire again

    VT - Sex offender registry under fire again
    Original Article 07/18/2014 By Jennifer Reading MONTPELIER - It's another black mark for the Vermont Sex Offender Registry. "There are errors. And they should not have been there," said Doug Hoffer, D-Vt. Auditor. Hoffer says the system…
  • Jul 19

    CA - Tehachapi removes local sex offender ordinance from the book

    CA - Tehachapi removes local sex offender ordinance from the book
    Original Article 07/10/2014 By JACK BARNWELL Tehachapi's city council on Monday finalized a repeal of a local sex offender ordinance in order to stave off potential lawsuits. City Attorney Tom Schroeter had recommended the council repeal…
  • Jul 19

    MA - Templeton approves sex offender residency restriction

    MA - Templeton approves sex offender residency restriction
    Original Article 07/11/2014 By George Barnes TEMPLETON - Voters at a special town meeting Thursday night approved a bylaw establishing sex offender residency restrictions. The restrictions, proposed by resident Rachael Messina, were…
Rank this Week: 5

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    Guest Post: MCA Circular on Related Party Transaction

    Guest Post: MCA Circular on Related Party Transaction
    [The following post is contributed by Vinod Kothari and Shampita Das of Vinod Kothari & Co. They can be contacted at vinod@vinodkothari.comand shampita@vinodkothari.comrespectively]The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) drives what…
  • Jul 15

    SEBI Order in the Satyam Case

    SEBI Order in the Satyam Case
    Facts and SanctionsYesterday, more than five years after the Satyam ex-chairman’s much talked about revelations, SEBI passed an orderin the case against five individuals, being the ex-chairman, ex-managing director, ex-Chief Financial…
  • Jul 15

    RBI Reforms on Investment Instruments and Pricing

    RBI Reforms on Investment Instruments and Pricing
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently brought about two sets of related reforms that introduce much greater flexibility to foreign investors in investing in Indian companies that gets rid of some of the rigidity that hitherto existed.…
Rank this Week: 294

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/
  • Jul 19

    RT @Tenx9Chicago: Check out “What is Te

    RT @Tenx9Chicago: Check out “What is Te
    RT @Tenx9Chicago: Check out “What is Tenx9 Chicago?” by @Tenx9Chicago on Vimeo http://t.co/HU9XyNablc #Vimeo #handdrawnanimation #storytelling #tenx9 #chicagoFiled under: Uncategorized
  • Jul 16

    La Bamba | Playing For Change – http://o

    La Bamba | Playing For Change – http://o
    La Bamba | Playing For Change – http://ow.ly/zf7dkFiled under: Uncategorized
  • Jul 15

    World Forum of Mediation Centres, Thessa

    World Forum of Mediation Centres, Thessa
    World Forum of Mediation Centres, Thessaloniki, Sept. 26 & 27, 2014 / REGISTER NOW! | Union Internationale des Avocats – Site web – http://ow.ly/zb702Filed under: Uncategorized
Rank this Week: 595

Hepatitis A Blog

Hepatitis A Blog

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

http://www.hepatitisblog.com/
  • Jul 19

    Another Reason for Hepatitis A Vaccines – Your Restaurant Remains Closed

    Another Reason for Hepatitis A Vaccines – Your Restaurant Remains Closed
    Tortilla Marissa’s, a Mexican restaurant in Fort Collins, CO, will not reopen until August 9 because of the Hepatitis A scare that the restaurant faced at the end of June, according... Continue Reading
  • Jun 28

    Another Hepatitis A Scare: Tortilla Marissa’s Restaurant Worker

    Another Hepatitis A Scare: Tortilla Marissa’s Restaurant Worker
    The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment is advising the public about a possible exposure to hepatitis A virus at the Tortilla Marissa’s restaurant located at 2635 S. College... Continue Reading
  • May 25

    2300 Hepatitis A Vaccines Linked to Springfield Red Robin

    2300 Hepatitis A Vaccines Linked to Springfield Red Robin
    KSPR’s Jeff Phillips reports that Springfield Health officials have now administered more than 2,300 doses of the hepatitis A vaccine. Clinics offered by Mercy Springfield and Cox Health Systems treated... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 484

Botulism Blog

Botulism Blog

Surveillance and analysis on Botulism news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark, LLP.

http://www.botulismblog.com/
  • Jul 19

    BBQ Sauce Recalled Over Botulism Risk

    BBQ Sauce Recalled Over Botulism Risk
    Richard’s Rubs & Seasonings LLC is recallingRichard’s Too Good BBQ Sauce, Richard’s Too Good Hot Sauce and Richard’s Too Good Teriyaki Sauce because they may have been improperly processed and…
  • Jun 12

    Botulism Recall: Healdsburg Pickling Company

    Botulism Recall: Healdsburg Pickling Company
    Items Sold at The Cheese Shop in Healdsburg and Perry’s Deli in Inverness Park California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director Dr. Ron Chapman warned consumers today not to eat... Continue Reading
  • Jun 1

    Botulism Risk Prompts Fish Recall

    Botulism Risk Prompts Fish Recall
    Orr’s Fine Meats and Deli of Parry Sound, Ontario, is recalling two smoked fish products because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, the bacteria that causes botulism. The following... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 750

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    A glimpse into grand jury misconduct

    A glimpse into grand jury misconduct
    Lisa Falkenberg at the Houston Chronicle has posted the first two of a three-part series describing abusive interrogation by a grand jury so intense it may cause a capital murder conviction in a police officer's death to be overturned.…
  • Jul 17

    All Ten: DPS now fingerprinting every driver at renewal

    All Ten: DPS now fingerprinting every driver at renewal
    Reversing a decade long policy implemented after the Texas House shot down the idea in 2003, the Texas Department of Public Safety earlier this year began taking all ten fingerprints of drivers when they apply for a license or a renewal.…
  • Jul 17

    Immigrants (still) arrested at very low rate

    Immigrants (still) arrested at very low rate
    A reporter pointed me to this page on the Texas DPS website titled "Texas Criminal Alien Arrest Data" posting material that Col. Steve McCraw has been using to promote the state's beefed up border strategy. Check it out.The data, though, lack…
Rank this Week: 63

Texas Trial Lawyers Blog

Texas Trial Lawyers Blog

Covers personal injury cases. By Baumgartner Law Firm.

http://www.texastriallawyers.com/blog
  • Jul 18

    Most Dangerous Highways in Texas for Teen

    Most Dangerous Highways in Texas for Teen
    For many parents of teenagers, one of the biggest concerns regarding their children is when they get behind the wheel of a vehicle. This can be an especially stressful time when allowing teenagers this bout of freedom and many take care to…
  • Jul 12

    Using Uber to Prevent a DUI

    Using Uber to Prevent a DUI
      It is common knowledge that Houston is the DWI capital of the United States as far as fatal accidents are concerned. While statistics may vary, Houston is at the top or near the top in serious injury accidents and fatal crashes…
  • Jul 10

    Houston Lost a Hero- Support the 100 Club

    Houston Lost a Hero- Support the 100 Club
    It is a sad day in Houston with the loss of a 46-year-old firefighter Daniel Groover. Daniel was a 21-year veteran of the Houston fire Department and he perished while fighting a fire in Kingwood, Texas.   Our heart goes out to the…
Rank this Week: 967

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Jul 18

    Show # 216 — Prof. David Schanzer on Edward Snowden — posted

    Show # 216 — Prof. David Schanzer on Edward Snowden — posted
    I’m pleased to post Show # 216, July 9, my interview with Prof. David Schanzer of Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, on Edward Snowden and the National Security Agency (NSA). It was a bit over a year ago that…
  • Jul 13

    Show # 215 — Carl Oechsner on elementary school teaching and mentorship — posted

    Show # 215 — Carl Oechsner on elementary school teaching and mentorship — posted
    For the first show of the summer quarter, I have the privilege of posting Show # 215, July 2, my interview with Carl Oechsner of Croton Friends of History, and my middle school social studies teacher, mentor and inspiration, on children,…
  • Jul 3

    Show # 214 — Prof. Evan Selinger — on outsourcing our humanity to technology

    Show # 214 — Prof. Evan Selinger — on outsourcing our humanity to technology
    As I finalize the schedule for the summer quarter (to be posted on July 4th!), I’m pleased to post Show # 214, May 28, my interview with Prof. Evan Selinger of Rochester Institute of Technology on technology and the human experience.…
Rank this Week: 821

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jul 18

    TWiL 267: Eleemosynary, My Dear Watson

    TWiL 267: Eleemosynary, My Dear Watson
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Are patent trolls losing ground? Dish Anywhere in the Aereo aftermath, FCC gets 1 million comments on U.S. net neutrality debate and more! Guests: Stephan Kinsella and Harry Surden Photo credit:…
  • Jul 11

    TWiL 266: Porncops and Popcorn

    TWiL 266: Porncops and Popcorn
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Filming fireworks with drones, fair use in political campaigns, the IRS against open source projects and more! Guests: Randal L. Schwartz and Deidré A. Keller Photo credit: Aspa Download or…
  • Jun 27

    TWiL 265: Monkeys, Ducks, and Unicorn

    TWiL 265: Monkeys, Ducks, and Unicorn
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. The Supreme Court's Aereo decision, Cops need a warrant to search your phone, Shield law and more! Guests: Sonja West and Bennet Kelley Photo credit: takomabibelot Download or subscribe to this…
Rank this Week: 319

Hedge Fund Law Blog

Hedge Fund Law Blog

Covers hedge fund laws and starting a hedge fund.

http://www.hedgefundlawblog.com
  • Jul 18

    New IA Rules in Washington State

    New IA Rules in Washington State
    Amendments to Investment Adviser Rules in Washington State Washington State Department of Financial Institutions has amended the rules governing the registration and activities of investment advisers set forth in Chapter 460-24A WAC.…
  • Jul 18

    Cole-Frieman & Mallon LLP 2014 Second Quarter Update

    Cole-Frieman & Mallon LLP 2014 Second Quarter Update
    COLE-FRIEMAN & MALLON LLP www.colefrieman.com July 10, 2014 FATCA Transitional Period. The IRS and U.S. Treasury Department issued a notice (the “Notice”) announcing that calendar years 2014 and 2015 will…
  • Jul 1

    Hedge Fund Events July 2014

    Hedge Fund Events July 2014
    The following are various hedge fund events happening this month.  Please email us if you would like us to add your event to this list. **** Date: July 2, 2014 Sponsor: exane asset management Event: Education Session No 484 –…
Rank this Week: 807

The Immigration Answer Man

The Immigration Answer Man

Covers US immigration law. By Ari Sauer.

http://immigrationanswerman.com/
Rank this Week: 882

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/
  • Jul 18

    Chicago Boat Rental Company Sued for Fatalitie

    Chicago Boat Rental Company Sued for Fatalitie
    Chicago is a great place for summer fun. What’s especially great about our city is that unlike many other areas of the country, Chicago has all four seasons but still has beaches and waterfront enjoyed mostly by warmer coastal cities.…
  • Jul 17

    Safety Inspectors Surprised by Tesla Motor Crash

    Safety Inspectors Surprised by Tesla Motor Crash
    It is far too often that we report and inform our readers about the dangers of defective designs in automobiles causing and accidents tied to these products that result in personal injury or death. For instance, just earlier this year we…
  • Jul 11

    Foster Farms’ Chicken Responsible for Salmonella Outbreak

    Foster Farms’ Chicken Responsible for Salmonella Outbreak
    When growing up and becoming a young adult and learning to cook, many of us may remember lectures and lessons from our parents about how to properly handle the food we consume and handle, particularly in preparation. During those family meal…
Rank this Week: 644

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: 653

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Jul 18

    Michigan Fireworks Law

    Michigan Fireworks Law
    Michigan Fireworks Laws: The Fourth of July has come and gone but fireworks can still be heard in neighborhoods all around Detroit when the sun goes down. Michiganders have been enjoying relaxed state fireworks rules since Governor Synder…
  • Jun 30

    Sued by Ally Financial, Inc.?

    Sued by Ally Financial, Inc.?
    Sued by Ally Financial, Inc.? Do you owe money for unpaid car, credit card, or various loans? Have you fallen behind on your payments? Many individuals find themselves in a difficult situation, unable to pay off their loans, due to unforeseen…
  • Jun 29

    Michigan Implied Consent Law

    Michigan Implied Consent Law
    Michigan Implied Consent Law: The Risk of Refusing Tests If you are a Michigan resident, you should be aware that the act of operating a vehicle enters you into an implicit agreement to submit to alcohol testing. MCL 257.625c dictates that…
Rank this Week: 763

Federalist Society SCOTUScast

Federalist Society SCOTUScast

Provides expert commentary on U.S. Supreme Court cases as they are argued and issued. By the Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies.

http://fedsoc.server326.com/audio/SCOTUScast/SCOTUScast.xml
  • Jul 18

    Clark v. Rameker - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Clark v. Rameker - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On June 12, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Clark v. Rameker. The question in this case is whether an individual retirement account that a debtor has inherited is exempt from the debtor's bankruptcy estate under Section…
  • Jul 17

    Lane v. Franks - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Lane v. Franks - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On June 19, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Lane v. Franks. The question in this case is twofold: First, whether the government is categorically free under the First Amendment to retaliate against a public employee for…
  • Jul 17

    United States v. Clarke - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    United States v. Clarke - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On June 19, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in United States v. Clarke. The question in this case is whether an unsupported allegation that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a summons for an improper purpose entitles…
Rank this Week: 627

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

Provides news, updates and insights for financial services employers. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
  • Jul 18

    Benefits Litigation Update: Hobby Lobby, Amara, Tibble, and More

    Benefits Litigation Update: Hobby Lobby, Amara, Tibble, and More
    Epstein Becker Green and The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) have released a new issue of the Benefits Litigation Update. Featured articles include: Recent Supreme Court Decisions Revise Rules for Stock Drop Cases By: Debra Davis, The ERISA…
  • Jun 30

    Stuart Gerson on the Supreme Court’s Harris and Hobby Lobby Decision

    Stuart Gerson on the Supreme Court’s Harris and Hobby Lobby Decision
    Our colleague Stuart Gerson of Epstein Becker Green has a new post on the Supreme Court’s recent decisions: “Divided Supreme Court Issues Decisions on Harris and Hobby Lobby.” Following is an excerpt: As expected, the last…
  • Jun 26

    California Supreme Court Opens the Door to Class Action Waivers, Shuts Door to Waiver of Representative Action

    California Supreme Court Opens the Door to Class Action Waivers, Shuts Door to Waiver of Representative Action
    By Marisa S. Ratinoff and Amy B. Messigian One of the main battlegrounds between employers and employees relates to the ability of employers to preclude class actions by way of arbitration agreements containing class action waivers. In…
Rank this Week: 824

Harvard JD Admissions

Harvard JD Admissions

The Official JD Admissions Blog at Harvard Law School.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions
  • Jul 18

    L.A.W.S. event

    L.A.W.S. event
    Hello, everyone! I hope this post finds you having a wonderful summer. The HLS JD Admissions Office kicked off travel season this past week with the first two sessions of the Law Admissions Workshop Series (L.A.W.S.) in DC and New York.…
  • Jun 16

    L.A.W.S. – Law Admissions Workshop Serie

    L.A.W.S. – Law Admissions Workshop Serie
    Hi everyone! This summer, representatives from HLS and our friends from thirteen other law school admissions offices will be hitting the road together to talk with prospective applicants about applying to law school. We are excited to…
  • Mar 27

    The Wait List

    The Wait List
    As we move into Spring, we move closer to the season of deposit deadlines for law schools. We understand that many of you have important choices to make and are committed to providing as much information as we can to help you with those…
Rank this Week: 859

Accolades & Achievements

Accolades & Achievements

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to recognize noteworthy events in the lives of its alumni through the Accolades & Achievements Blog.

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements
Rank this Week: 436

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

Reports on judicial decisions of significance to business and shareholders. By Mack Sperling of Brooks Pierce LLP.

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
  • Jul 18

    An Important Tip On Appealing A Decision From The NC Business Court

    An Important Tip On Appealing A Decision From The NC Business Court
    The Business Court is electronic.  Paper copies of documents are not filed with the Business Court.  So when you e-file a Notice of Appeal, is that sufficient for purposes of Rule 3 of the NC Rules of Appellate Procedure? Let's look…
  • Jul 8

    Pro Se Defendant Wins Trial On Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Claims In Business Court

    Pro Se Defendant Wins Trial On Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Claims In Business Court
    When I was a young pup preparing to go to court against the uncommon adversary who was proceeding without a lawyer, I would joke that "I hope I don't lose."  Luckily, I never did. But the Plaintiff in Seraph Garrison, LLC v. Garrison,…
  • Jul 3

    Business Court Refuses To Admit University Of Maryland's Lawyers On A Pro Hac Basi

    Business Court Refuses To Admit University Of Maryland's Lawyers On A Pro Hac Basi
    The lawsuit filed by the Atlantic Coast Conference against the University of Maryland continues to percolate in the North Carolina Business Court.  But the University will have to proceed without its chosen attorneys, as the Court last…
Rank this Week: 732

Advertising Law Blog

Advertising Law Blog

Provides commentary and news on developing legal issues in advertising, promotional marketing, Internet, and privacy law. By Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP.

http://www.olshanlaw.com/blogs-Advertising-Law-Blog
Rank this Week: 638

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/
  • Jul 18

    Probate: Is it a good idea to give your heirs their inheritance while you are still alive?

    Probate: Is it a good idea to give your heirs their inheritance while you are still alive?
    Planning an estate can be a difficult process, but also a rewarding one because it helps to ensure that a person's heirs will be provided for after he or she dies. Many assume they should wait until after death to convey assets to their…
  • Jul 17

    Can a surviving spouse claim loss of consortium after the other spouse dies?

    Can a surviving spouse claim loss of consortium after the other spouse dies?
    A recent ruling by the Fifth Florida Appellate Court on Friday allows surviving spouses to claim loss of consortium separately from others claims after the spouse dies. The surviving spouse Margaret Randall filed the case, Randall v. Walt…
  • Jul 16

    The Benefits of Creating a TAP Trust for Protecting Retirement Asset

    The Benefits of Creating a TAP Trust for Protecting Retirement Asset
    A TAP trust is an extremely versatile trust designed to hold a variety of assets. This type of trust helps the grantor avoid needless estate taxes without the restrictions of other trusts. The TAP trust can hold a variety of assets that…
Rank this Week: 788

Azrights

Azrights

Covers trade marks, copyright, internet marketing, social networking, search engine optimization, protection of reputations and brands on the internet.

http://www.azrights.com/blog/
  • Jul 18

    Naming your start-up: tips for lasting succe

    Naming your start-up: tips for lasting succe
    The notion that the main consideration when choosing a new brand name is its availability as a .com domain is widespread. What is less well known is that you may not be free to use your chosen domain name if the name would infringe on someone…
  • Jul 18

    Naming your start-up: tips for lasting succe

    Naming your start-up: tips for lasting succe
    The notion that the main consideration when choosing a new brand name is its availability as a .com domain is widespread. What is less well known is that you may not be free to use your chosen domain name if the name would infringe on someone…
  • Jun 13

    Not-so-public information

    Not-so-public information
    The legal service industry has started to wake up to the need for innovation, moving away from traditional hourly billing structures, leveraging technology to improve efficiency, launching online services and finding new ways to meet and…
Rank this Week: 814

An Eminent Domain Blog

An Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation, property rights issues, and the law and process of eminent domain. By Biersdorf & Associates.

http://www.condemnation-law.com/blog
  • Jul 18

    Severance damages in pipeline eminent domain case

    Severance damages in pipeline eminent domain case
    In the International Energy Outlook 2013 Reference case, world energy consumption increases by 56 percent over the next 30 years. This increase is fueled by strong economic growth predictions and expanding population in developing countries.…
  • Jun 24

    (New York) Eminent Domain 101: three unities rule and highest and best use

    (New York) Eminent Domain 101: three unities rule and highest and best use
    In eminent cases, we apply legal rules and valuation concepts to calculate a property owner’s damages (or “just compensation”). These legal rules must be construed and applied according to statutes and case law. Incorrect…
  • Jun 12

    Fargo Moorhead Flood Plain Diversion project

    Fargo Moorhead Flood Plain Diversion project
    Congress has approved plans for a massive $1.8 billion flood control project with the purpose of protecting homes and businesses in and around the growing Fargo and Moorhead area from the Red River’s frequent floods. Congress has…
Rank this Week: 710

Insolvency Blog

Insolvency Blog

Covers insolvency and corporat restructuring in the UK, Europe, cross-border and beyond. By Mercer & Hole.

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/insolvency-blog
  • Jul 18

    Liquidators, landlords and lease disclaimer: the business rates problem

    Liquidators, landlords and lease disclaimer: the business rates problem
    In the case of Schroder Exempt Property Unit Trust & Anor v Birmingham City Council [2014] EWHC 2207 (Admin), the landlord’s liability for business rates after the tenant’s liquidator disclaimed the lease was confirmed. The…
  • Jul 7

    HMRC Demands Security for PAYE/NIC from Employer

    HMRC Demands Security for PAYE/NIC from Employer
    HMRC are now sending out warning letters to employers advising them that their previous failure to pay PAYE and NIC on time could result in HMRC requiring them to give security in respect of PAYE/NIC if they do not pay the amounts currently…
  • Jul 3

    Restructuring Insolvency Regulation

    Restructuring Insolvency Regulation
    A Unified Regulatory Process The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill provides the government’s Insolvency Service with powers to introduce secondary legislation to establish a single insolvency regulator in place of the eight…
Rank this Week: 637

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Presents news and decisions on German criminal law. By Dr. Bottner.

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
  • Jul 18

    Staatsanwaltschaft erhebt Anklage gegen Edathy wegen Besitzes von kinderpornografischen Schriften

    Staatsanwaltschaft erhebt Anklage gegen Edathy wegen Besitzes von kinderpornografischen Schriften
    Die Staatsanwaltschaft Hannover hat den früheren Bundestagsabgeordneten Sebastian Edathy wegen des Besitzes von kinderpornografischen Fotos und Videos angeklagt. Der 44-Jährige stand auf der Käuferliste eines kanadischen…
  • Jul 15

    Freispruch im Prozess wegen gewerbsmäßiger Bandenhehlerei

    Freispruch im Prozess wegen gewerbsmäßiger Bandenhehlerei
    Vor der großen Strafkammer des Landgerichts hatte die Staatsanwaltschaft 4 Angeklagte wegen Hehlerei in der Form der gewerbsmäßigen Bandenhehlerei und Betruges angeklagt, zwei davon wegen Beihilfe zu den Taten der beiden…
  • Jun 20

    Rechtsanwalt fordert Freispruch für Berlusconi

    Rechtsanwalt fordert Freispruch für Berlusconi
    Der ehemalige italienische Regierungschef Silvio Berlusconi musste sich bereits mehrfach in Italien vor Gericht verantworten. Neben dem Vorwurf der Steuerhinterziehung geht es auch um Amtsmissbrauch und Sex mit einer minderjährigen…
Rank this Week: 281

Durham-in-Wonderland

Durham-in-Wonderland

Features comments and analysis about the Duke/Nifong case. By Professor KC Johnson.

http://durhamwonderland.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 17

    Closing Comment

    Closing Comment
    When I first started writing about the lacrosse case, at a joint historians’ blog called Cliopatria, I did so in reaction to the Group of 88 statement. Then (and now) I considered the statement an indefensible betrayal by professors of…
  • Jul 13

    The Group of 88 & Wikipedia

    The Group of 88 & Wikipedia
    Some interesting comments in a Wikipedia discussion thread regarding efforts to remove mention of their membership in the Group from Wikipedia bios of Group of 88 members. The evidence regarding Cathy Davidson, author of the infamous…
  • Jul 11

    Howard Update

    Howard Update
    Anne Blythe reports in the N&O that Judge Hudson has said he wants to grant bail to Darryl Howard, whose prosecution, writes Blythe, the judge described “as one of the most 'horrendous' prosecutions he had seen in his 34 years on…
Rank this Week: 313

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Jul 17

    Stupid Lawyer-Email Disclaimer

    Stupid Lawyer-Email Disclaimer
    I noticed this at the bottom of an email from a lawyer on a First Amendment civil case (he’s suing, I’m defending): NOTICE OF DISCLAIMERS & CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT NOT TO REMOVE DISCLAIMERS: This communication and any files or…
  • Jul 17

    Programming Note

    Programming Note
    The original version of this post included two lawyers who had cried “victim.” I identified neither; only a very small group (six people) knew who both were; those six already knew my opinion. While I had not identified him and…
  • Jun 25

    Victimocracy is for Sociopath

    Victimocracy is for Sociopath
    After reading Martha Stout’s 2006 The Sociopath Next Door recently I’ve been thinking a great deal about sociopaths. Stout contends that four percent of the U.S. population are sociopaths, people without conscience, which Stout…
Rank this Week: 282

Strategic Legal Technology

Strategic Legal Technology

Covers the application of technology to law practice and law business. By Prism Legal Consulting.

http://prismlegal.com/blog/
  • Jul 17

    What is the Impact of a Low Cost Center When Law Firms Merge?

    What is the Impact of a Low Cost Center When Law Firms Merge?
    Earlier this week Kevin Colangelo of Elevate Services wrote a nice blog post, The Business of Law: Addressing Law Firms’ Concerns Over “Control” in Managed Services Relationships. He explains the benefits of…
  • Jul 2

    Will Low Cost Centers become a Big Law Norm?

    Will Low Cost Centers become a Big Law Norm?
    Another large law firm announced today the opening of a low-cost service center. Torys is opening in Halifax. The Globe & Mail in Bay Street law firm launches legal ‘incubator’ in Halifax reports that the…
  • Jun 22

    Legal Knowledge Management (KM) Trends Today

    Legal Knowledge Management (KM) Trends Today
    by Joshua Fireman & Ron Friedmann   INTRODUCTION My business partner Joshua Fireman and I recently co-moderated a roundtable of large, NYC-based law firms to discuss legal knowledge management trends.  HP Autonomy hosted…
Rank this Week: 842

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

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

http://www.salmonellablog.com/
  • Jul 17

    84 Sick from Salmonella Chia in Canada and United State

    84 Sick from Salmonella Chia in Canada and United State
    As of July 14, 2014, a total of 25 ill persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Newport (16 persons), Salmonella Hartford (7 persons), or Salmonella Oranienburg (2 persons)... Continue Reading
  • Jul 6

    Foster Farms Chicken Salmonella Outbreak Expand

    Foster Farms Chicken Salmonella Outbreak Expand
    On July 4, 2014, the CDC reported a total of 621 individuals infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Heidelberg from 29 states and Puerto Rico. Most of the ill... Continue Reading
  • Jun 27

    59 in Canada, 21 in US Linked to 4 Strains of Salmonella in Chia Powder or Seed

    59 in Canada, 21 in US Linked to 4 Strains of Salmonella in Chia Powder or Seed
    In the United Sates as of June 9, 2014, a total of 21 ill persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Newport (13 persons), Salmonella Hartford (6 persons), or... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 351

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/
  • Jul 17

    Chan, Chan & Ho on Insider Trading Law in Hong Kong

    Chan, Chan & Ho on Insider Trading Law in Hong Kong
    Hon Kiu Chan, Raymond Siu Yeung Chan, and Kong Shan John Ho have posted Enforcement of Insider Trading Law in Hong Kong: What Insights Can We Learn from Recent Convictions? on SSRN with the following abstract: This study analyzes all...
  • Jul 17

    Rapp on SOX and Dodd-Frank

    Rapp on SOX and Dodd-Frank
    Geoffrey Christopher Rapp has posted Are SOX and Dodd-Frank Securities Laws? The Answer is 'Up in the Air' on SSRN with the following abstract: This contribution to the 2013 Instittue for Investor Protection Conference poses and addresses the…
  • Jul 17

    Wang & Sallehu on Available-for-Sale Securities of US Bank

    Wang & Sallehu on Available-for-Sale Securities of US Bank
    Richard Zhe Wang and Menghistu Sallehu have posted The Hidden Message in AFS Securities of US Banks on SSRN with the following abstract: We examine US banks’ use of available-for-sale (“AFS”) securities to smooth their earnings during…
Rank this Week: 298

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud…

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud Blog

Covers celebrity and true case stories on probate litigation. By Andrew Mayoras.

http://www.probatelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 17

    Lou Reed's Estate Teaches A Lesson In Trust Planning

    Lou Reed's Estate Teaches A Lesson In Trust Planning
    I guess we shouldn't be surprised. After all, Lou Reed was the man who famously crooned, “Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side.” The late lead singer and guitarist of The Velvet Underground -- and of course, a musician and…
  • Jun 15

    Casey Kasem Teaches Lessons In End of Life Planning and Elder Abuse

    Casey Kasem Teaches Lessons In End of Life Planning and Elder Abuse
    It appears that the life of famed Top 40 Countdown host Casey Kasem is nearly at an end. Last Wednesday, a Los Angeles Judge ruled that Casey Kasem’s daughter, Kerri Kasem, could suspend the artificial delivery of food and water to…
  • Jun 3

    Wife of Donald Sterling Used Family Trust To Cut Him Out

    Wife of Donald Sterling Used Family Trust To Cut Him Out
    It seems that everyone wanted Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell the team, after his racist remarks about Magic Johnson and African Americans became public knowledge. The NBA Commissioner, owners, players, Clipper fans, and…
Rank this Week: 783

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Jul 17

    Blog Post: Federal Court Rejects USEPA’s Attempt to Limit Summit Ruling to Sixth Circuit

    Blog Post: Federal Court Rejects USEPA’s Attempt to Limit Summit Ruling to Sixth Circuit
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has vacated a USEPA memorandum aimed at limiting the reach of Summit Petroleum Corp. v. USEPA, (6th Cir. Aug 7, 2012), [enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers], a…
  • Jul 16

    Blog Post: California Powerhouse: Latham & Watkin

    Blog Post: California Powerhouse: Latham & Watkin
    Latham & Watkins LLP is one of the largest law firms in the nation and was the first American law firm to reach $2 billion in revenue, but its California-based attorneys say the firm's global success is tied directly to its Los Angeles…
  • Jul 16

    Blog Post: White House Urges Lawmakers To Stop Tax Inversion Deal

    Blog Post: White House Urges Lawmakers To Stop Tax Inversion Deal
    The Obama administration on Tuesday once again came out against companies seeking tax inversion deals to move their tax home to tax-friendlier countries, with U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew asking lawmakers to put an end to the…
Rank this Week: 452

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers the civil justice system, New York Courts, injury law cases and news. By Eric Turkewitz.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 17

    Motion to Dismiss/Sanction Against Dr. Michael Katz

    Motion to Dismiss/Sanction Against Dr. Michael Katz
    Remember how I reported that I’d been sued again for defamation? Justice Duane Hart in Queens had ripped Dr. Michael Katz a new one in open court for acting like Pinocchio. And the good doctor, not being able to sue the judge for…
  • Jul 16

    Dolphins and Lawyers and Baja

    Dolphins and Lawyers and Baja
    Is there a relationship between swimming with dolphins and lawyering? Why, yes there is, and thank you for asking. Let me start by saying that this is all about business and keeping the customer happy. Since lawyers are in a service business,…
  • Jul 2

    Power to the People (A Declaration of Independence)

    Power to the People (A Declaration of Independence)
    Today is July 2nd. On this date in 1776 the Continental Congress voted to declare its independence from Great Britain and a new nation was born. John Adams thought that the 2nd of July would be “solemnized with Pomp and Parade,…
Rank this Week: 488

Technology Liberation Front

Technology Liberation Front

Focused on keeping politician's hands off the 'net and everything else related to technology.

http://techliberation.com
  • Jul 17

    New York’s financial regulator releases a draft of ‘BitLicense’ for Bitcoin businesses. Here are my initial thoughts.

    New York’s financial regulator releases a draft of ‘BitLicense’ for Bitcoin businesses. Here are my initial thoughts.
    Today the New York Department of Financial Services released a proposed framework for licensing and regulating virtual currency businesses. Their “BitLicense” proposal [PDF] is the culmination of a yearlong process that included…
  • Jun 26

    SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Freedom and Privacy in Key Ruling

    SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Freedom and Privacy in Key Ruling
    Yesterday, June 25, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two important opinions that advance free markets and free people in Riley v. California and ABC v. Aereo. I’ll soon have more to say about the latter case, Aereo, in which my…
  • Jun 17

    Muddling Through: How We Learn to Cope with Technological Change

    Muddling Through: How We Learn to Cope with Technological Change
    How is it that we humans have again and again figured out how to assimilate new technologies into our lives despite how much those technologies “unsettled” so many well-established personal, social, cultural, and legal norms? In…
Rank this Week: 558

Wage & Hour - Development…

Wage & Hour - Development & Highlights

Highlighting recent and noteworthy developments in cases and regulations on wage and hour laws that affect large and small businesses. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://wagehourlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 17

    Paralegals Sue For Overtime In NJ Federal Court: I Thought This Was Settled?

    Paralegals Sue For Overtime In NJ Federal Court: I Thought This Was Settled?
    I have blogged numerous times about lawyers suing law firms, claiming that they were really clerks, not lawyers and therefore entitled to overtime. This situation presents a different scenario. An employee has sued the law firm of Pasricha…
  • Jul 14

    Independent Contractor Statu

    Independent Contractor Statu
    Since the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) only benefits employees, the status of a business’s workers as either “employees” or “independent contractors” is extremely significant in FLSA…
  • Jun 30

    Why “Working Time” FLSA Lawsuit Settlement Irritates Me

    Why “Working Time” FLSA Lawsuit Settlement Irritates Me
    I have blogged many times about the use of automatic lunch deduction time clocks and the inherent dangers that reside in such a procedure. Well, as if more proof was needed on the dangers of this protocol, a major medical center has agreed to…
Rank this Week: 782