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Lawgarithms

Lawgarithms

Issue-spotting the Live Web. Covers blogging, copyright, licenses, privacy, software, syndication and more. By Denise Howell.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/howell/
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Stop the security line, I want to get off. And I’m taking my kid with me.
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Time was when having "the talk" with your kids meant the birds and the bees. Nowadays parents also have to be ready to explain shoe- and underwear-bombers, molotov toothpaste, and the touchy-feely TSA.
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Time was when having "the talk" with your kids meant the birds and the bees. Nowadays parents also have to be ready to explain shoe- and underwear-bombers, molotov toothpaste, and the touchy-feely TSA.
Rank this Week: 654

LawPundit

LawPundit

Covers law, information technology, intellectual property and new media. By Andis Kaulins.

http://lawpunditblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 499

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    Lawsuit Financial Takes On Plaintiffs Financial Burden

    Lawsuit Financial Takes On Plaintiffs Financial Burden
    Why does a plaintiff involved in personal injury litigation need pre-settlement funding? Lawsuit cash advances, sometimes called "lawsuit loans", can help serious accident victims who might otherwise have trouble paying medical bills,…
  • Oct 30

    Don’t Let Your Finances Leave You Paralyzed

    Don’t Let Your Finances Leave You Paralyzed
    Obtaining a fair settlement can take your attorney time (months or even years). With lawsuit funding, you can buy the time you need to achieve the best results. While waiting for your case to settle, a lawsuit cash advance can be utilized to…
  • Oct 28

    When Creditors Call, Let Lawsuit Funding Answer

    When Creditors Call, Let Lawsuit Funding Answer
    "Thank you for the lawsuit cash advance. It was a great help with overdue needs and bills that have arisen while out of work due to my accident." ~ Eric G Often times, plaintiff in a personal injury case must wait months, even years for…
Rank this Week: 999

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/
  • Oct 16

    What Is a Bellwether Trial?

    What Is a Bellwether Trial?
    Bellwether trials are the first trials in a mass tort case.  Cases are selected for trial that are thought to be representative of a particular issue in other cases in the class action.  While the results of the trial are not…
  • Oct 13

    What Does C.R. Bard Vaginal Mesh Deal Mean?

    What Does C.R. Bard Vaginal Mesh Deal Mean?
    The big news last week is that C.R. Bard will pay $21 million to settle 500 vaginal mesh lawsuits filed against it. Good deal for plaintiffs?  Not so much.  This comes out to a little over $40,000 a case.  Most of the women in…
  • Oct 9

    Benicar Lawsuit Upate

    Benicar Lawsuit Upate
    Benicar, prescribed to treat hypertension and high blood pressure, keeps blood vessels from narrowing and improving blood flow.  Unfortunately, for some consumers, the side-effects far outweigh the benefits.  While first…
Rank this Week: 378

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

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

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
  • Oct 20

    Unfallflucht: Verletzte Fingerkuppe führt zur Aufhebung des Urteil

    Unfallflucht: Verletzte Fingerkuppe führt zur Aufhebung des Urteil
    Wenn ein Unfallbeteiligter den Unfallort verlässt, um sich ärztlich versorgen zu lassen, und erst dann die Polizei informiert, kann er gem. § 142 Abs. 2 Nr. 2 StGB entschuldigt sein. Die Revision wendete sich gegen eine…
  • Oct 13

    Haftbefehl: Der dringende Tatverdacht bei Aussage gegen Aussage Haftbefehl

    Haftbefehl: Der dringende Tatverdacht bei Aussage gegen Aussage Haftbefehl
    Der Haftbefehl verlangt eine hohe Wahrscheinlichkeit der Täterschaft. Bei Aussage gegen Aussage müssen weitere Anhaltspunkte hinzutreten, um einen Haftbefehl zu begründen. Vor allem bei Sexualdelikten heißt es häufig…
  • Oct 7

    Justizministerium legt Entwurf zur Verschärfung des Sexualstrafrechts vor

    Justizministerium legt Entwurf zur Verschärfung des Sexualstrafrechts vor
    Strafen rauf, Begriff der Kinderpornografie erweitern und Posingbilder unter Strafe stellen – So stellt sich der Justizminister das neue Sexualstrafrecht vor. Das Bundesjustizministerium hat einen neuen Gesetzesentwurf in das Kabinett…
Rank this Week: 314

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/
  • Oct 17

    Wrongfully Convicted: William Dillon and His Life in Prison

    Wrongfully Convicted: William Dillon and His Life in Prison
    Imagine being 20 years old and being investigated for a murder you didn't commit. Would you know what to say or do? Failure to react correctly could cost you a lifetime in prison. Sound far-fetched? It might surprise you to learn that it…
  • Oct 3

    The Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame: Rainmakers Who Ran the Gauntlet

    The Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame: Rainmakers Who Ran the Gauntlet
    Famed legal writer John Grisham calls them Rainmakers. We've celebrated their legendary victories in cinematic works such as "A Civil Action" and "Erin Brockovich." In Hollywood, these plaintiffs attorneys are often portrayed as Davids to…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 397

LawyerCasting

LawyerCasting

Covers best practices in online legal marketing. By Joshua Fruchter.

http://www.lawyercasting.com/
  • Apr 7

    Is Your Law Firm Website Copy Client-Centric (Good) or Lawyer-Centric (Bad)?

    Is Your Law Firm Website Copy Client-Centric (Good) or Lawyer-Centric (Bad)?
    When drafting copy for a website, law firms often tend to employ legal industry jargon that may be difficult for prospective clients to understand. They may also describe successes using terms of art that are not meaningful to site…
  • Apr 3

    Announcing the Launch of Salesforce.com Consulting Division for Law Firm

    Announcing the Launch of Salesforce.com Consulting Division for Law Firm
    We're happy to announce the launch of our new "cloud consulting" division that will focus on offering Salesforce.com consulting services to law firms. Salesforce.com is the #1 cloud-based CRM application in the world with a user…
  • Dec 16

    Client Gilbride, Tusa, Last & Spellane Launches New Law Firm Website Running on Drupal

    Client Gilbride, Tusa, Last & Spellane Launches New Law Firm Website Running on Drupal
    Gilbride, Tusa, Last & Spellane is a leading Connecticut law firm with offices in Greenwich and New Canaan (as well as 3 locations outside Connecticut) that recently launched its new website. Running on Drupal, the website features a…
Rank this Week: 839

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

Covers law practice management, marketing, technology and legal careers.

http://lawyerist.com
  • Oct 30

    Avvo Advisor: Can You Help a Client in 15 Minutes?

    Avvo Advisor: Can You Help a Client in 15 Minutes?
    If so, Avvo Advisor might be for you. Here’s how it works for lawyers: If you’re available, Avvo notifies you via text when someone purchases a session in your state and practice area. Respond to the text to claim the session,…
  • Oct 30

    How To Serve Clients Pro Bono

    How To Serve Clients Pro Bono
    Attorneys doing pro bono work are on the decline. Here's how you can help.
  • Oct 29

    Year-End Tax Planning for Lawyer

    Year-End Tax Planning for Lawyer
    A little planning goes a long way. It is actually pretty easy to stay on top of your taxes if you start the year with good estimates and end the year fine-tuning your liability with the help of your accountant.
Rank this Week: 454

LawyerSuccess.com Blog

LawyerSuccess.com Blog

Provides law firm marketing tips, articles and news.

http://lawyersuccess.com/blog/
  • Jun 9

    7 Online Law Firm Marketing Trends for 2014

    7 Online Law Firm Marketing Trends for 2014
    According to Forbes Online, there are 7 Online Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2014. Jaysen Myers, the contributing author, gives his view of these trends, but we will take a different spin here in this article. Content marketing will be…
  • May 10

    Law Firm Content Marketing Strategy And Hierarchy

    Law Firm Content Marketing Strategy And Hierarchy
    Content marketing is a relatively new term that continues to gain a more cohesive definition by the day. Marketing the content on a blog is a job within itself. Those that attempt to market and write their own blogs often fall short as there…
  • Apr 15

    5 Law Firm Best Practices For Facebook That Can Increase Page Activity

    5 Law Firm Best Practices For Facebook That Can Increase Page Activity
    Facebook, as a platform, loves activity, and they provide you with real estate when you establish your page. There are elements of the page that you can control. Learning to maximize these elements and make the most of the real estate can…
Rank this Week: 207

Le blog du droit europeen des…

Le blog du droit europeen des brevets

Covers European patent law (in French).

http://europeanpatentcaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    T333/10 : application de la R.137(5) CBE

    T333/10 : application de la R.137(5) CBE
    La section de la recherche avait émis un rapport de recherche partiel, indiquant que compte tenu du défaut de nouveauté des revendications 1 et 2, quatre inventions non unitaires avaient été…
  • Oct 26

    T1266/11 : accessibilité au public d'une thèse

    T1266/11 : accessibilité au public d'une thèse
    Dans la présente affaire, l'OEB a révoqué le brevet EP1375506 dont un des inventeurs, Robert Grubbs, a reçu le Prix Nobel de chimie en 2005 pour ses travaux sur la "métathèse" en chimie…
  • Oct 23

    L'invention de la semaine

    L'invention de la semaine
    Un lecteur a eu l'amabilité de porter à ma connaissance cette invention qui ravira les amateurs de nature : des chaussures contenant un support de culture et de l'herbe, qui donnera à leurs heureux propriétaires…
Rank this Week: 414

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. (Personal Injury, Social Security Disability)

About the ways injured and disabled persons are mistreated by governments and insurance companies.

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Oct 30

    Succeed in Court: How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim

    Succeed in Court: How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim
    Though an attorney will act as your advocate and do everything possible to help you win your personal injury claim, there are steps that you can take that will help your case succeed. It may seem common sense that you should receive payment…
  • Oct 29

    Injury Induced By Robotic Surgery Increases With Advertising

    Injury Induced By Robotic Surgery Increases With Advertising
    Bloomberg News reports surgeries performed by robots are increasing, “fueled by aggressive marketing by doctors, hospitals and Intuitive Surgical Inc.,” the $1.5 million robot’s manufacturer. Advertising for the…
  • Oct 28

    Featured Link — What Do You Want to Know About Rheumatoid Arthritis?

    Featured Link — What Do You Want to Know About Rheumatoid Arthritis?
    In our Social Security disability practice, we see many clients with bad cases of rheumatoid arthritis. It’s a painful, disabling condition. The Healthline site has very good resources for those dealing with rheumatoid arthritis. Please…
Rank this Week: 549

Legal Andrew

Legal Andrew

Law practice and law school tips and information. From Andrew Flusche.

http://www.legalandrew.com
  • May 7

    Avoid Losing your Health Insurance Coverage after Divorce

    Avoid Losing your Health Insurance Coverage after Divorce
    Guest post by Scott Morgan Going through a divorce can be a very traumatic experience. You feel like your world is collapsing, so it is hard to think clearly. It is important that you do not lose your health insurance coverage. You never know…
  • Dec 26

    Why I Use Ruby as my Virtual Receptionist

    Why I Use Ruby as my Virtual Receptionist
    I’ve written about Ruby Receptionist quite a bit. They handle the overflow calls for my law firm. Some people might say that voicemail is good enough for their business. But here’s why I pay Ruby instead of letting calls go to voicemail:…
  • Oct 9

    Lawyer Pokes the Bear Over Disclaimer

    Lawyer Pokes the Bear Over Disclaimer
    Richmond lawyer Horace Hunter is fighting the Virginia State Bar on the issue of website disclaimers. Unfortunately, I’ll bet he’s going to lose. (Thanks to Carolyn Elefant for pointing the story out!) According to a Washington Post…
Rank this Week: 237

Legal Blog

Legal Blog

Covers personal injury, trucking acident and product liability law. By Brett A. Burlison.

http://www.burlisonlaw.com/category/blog/
  • Oct 29

    Risk of Concussions Reduced With Smaller Soccer Ball

    Risk of Concussions Reduced With Smaller Soccer Ball
    Athletes are at a higher than average risk for a mild traumatic brain injury or concussions due to the nature of their sports and the mechanism of these injuries. And no where is this risk more evident than in youth soccer. So when we read…
  • Sep 6

    Wills And Trusts After A Personal Injury

    Wills And Trusts After A Personal Injury
    When someone suffers a life threatening injury it’s time for them to get their affairs in order. When someone dies and their affairs are not in oder, their loved ones can be burdened by overwhelming tasks and obligations. The New York…
  • Sep 6

    Wills And Trusts After A Personal Injury

    Wills And Trusts After A Personal Injury
    When someone suffers a life threatening injury it’s time for them to get their affairs in order. When someone dies and their affairs are not in oder, their loved ones can be burdened by overwhelming tasks and obligations. The New York…
Rank this Week: 442

Legal Blog Watch

Legal Blog Watch

Covers the legal community's daily buzz. From Law.com & Carolyn Elefant & Robert Ambrogi.

http://legalblogwatch.typepad.com/legal_blog_watch/
  • Jun 25

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge
    The legal blogosphere is taking note of an amusing new guide to legal writing, courtesy of Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Kopf and his entertaining blog, Hercules and the Umpire. (Hat tip: Lawyerist) Kopf, who joined the short…
  • Jun 19

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man
    The Pioneer Press (via ABA Journal) has the story of a Minnesota man who was sentenced to probation this week after pleading guilty to making a terroristic threat against a police officer -- a threat that took the unusual form of a tattoo of…
  • Jun 12

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has revived a lawsuit by an Oklahoma man who objects to the image of a Native American sculpture on the state's license plates because its message conflicts with his Christian beliefs. The…
Rank this Week: 283

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Oct 28

    Business development best practices: Follow up

    Business development best practices: Follow up
    This is one of a series of occasional posts summarizing the most important best practices from my book the Legal Business Development Quick Reference Guide which is now also available in a Kindle edition. There’s no way around it:…
  • Oct 21

    Book excerpt: What should law firms do to improve profitability and LPM? (Part 4 of 4)

    Book excerpt: What should law firms do to improve profitability and LPM? (Part 4 of 4)
    This series was adapted from my new book Client Value and Law Firm Profitability, which was published at the beginning of this month. Given all the options and competing claims about LPM, what should a firm do to get started?...
  • Oct 14

    Book excerpt: What should law firms do to improve profitability and LPM? (Part 3 of 4)

    Book excerpt: What should law firms do to improve profitability and LPM? (Part 3 of 4)
    This series was adapted from my new book Client Value and Law Firm Profitability, which was published at the beginning of this month. As law firms struggle with internal pressure to retain and improve profitability and external pressure to…
Rank this Week: 742

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8…

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8 and the Right to Marry

Articles and comments by attorneys and legal scholars, and related legal news. From Michael Ginsborg.

http://prop8legalcommentary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    Farewell

    Farewell
    In May, I decided that I would need a hiatus to prepare an article on a subject unrelated to this site. I have just completed my forthcoming article for law librarians, "Ending Our Conflicts of Interest to Protect Consumers of Legal…
  • May 22

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging
    I regret that, for at least several weeks, I will lack time to update this site on a regular basis. I face two challenges. First, I expect to publish an article on a subject I have been thinking about for 20 years.
  • May 15

    Legal news this month

    Legal news this month
    Domestic partnership
Rank this Week: 813

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

Reviews recent cases involving non-competition agreements and related claims. By Kenneth J. Vanko.

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Oct 23

    Seventh Circuit Appeal Downplays Fifield Consideration Rule

    Seventh Circuit Appeal Downplays Fifield Consideration Rule
    The federal case of Instant Technology LLC v. DiFazio is somewhat of a rare breed in that the parties tried the case to the end. Most business disputes settle, frequently after an initial injunction hearing, and this generally holds true when…
  • Oct 16

    Aleynikov Strikes Out in the Third Circuit

    Aleynikov Strikes Out in the Third Circuit
    About a year ago, I wrote about Sergey Aleynikov's win against Goldman Sachs Group (at least as far as legal fees are concerned). The ex-Goldman computer programmer won an expedited summary judgment proceeding in New Jersey federal…
  • Oct 13

    My 500th Blog Post

    My 500th Blog Post
    The original title of this post was simply: "Thank you and goodbye."I have a lot of other stuff I want to do. Write law journal articles. Perhaps start another blog. Do more pro bono work. Learn how to ski. Experiment with vegan cooking.So…
Rank this Week: 621

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 159

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

Daily Canadian legal news blog powered by the team from Law Times and Canadian Lawyer.

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Oct 30

    Tributes pour in for legal legend Raynold Langloi

    Tributes pour in for legal legend Raynold Langloi
    Raynold Langlois, pre-eminent Quebec corporate counsel and founding partner at Langlois Kronström Desjardins, passed away yesterday at the age of 73.Perhaps best known for his work in the 1980s representing the federal government before…
  • Oct 30

    News Roundup - October 30, 2014

    News Roundup - October 30, 2014
    CanadaFormer judges warn Parliament against rushing to adopt new Conservative anti-terror laws, Toronto StarFormer RCMP corporal on trial for deaths of two innocent civilians, The National PostFormer Scouts Canada leader sentenced to prison…
  • Oct 29

    News Roundup - October 29, 2014

    News Roundup - October 29, 2014
    CanadaTeenage boys plead guilty to criminal harassment in Kamloops sexting scandal, The ProvinceOttawa jury deliberating in murder trial of Dylon Barnett, Ottawa CitizenHigh school teacher charged with sexual assault wins right to be paid…
Rank this Week: 107

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    Legal Discourse in Vichy France and Nazi Germany

    Legal Discourse in Vichy France and Nazi Germany
    Today!!   Hat Tip: H-Law
  • Oct 30

    Hackney on Calabresi and Contemporary American Legal Theory

    Hackney on Calabresi and Contemporary American Legal Theory
    James R. Hackney, Jr., Northeastern University School of Law, has posted Guido Calabresi and the Construction of Contemporary American Legal Theory, which appears in Law and Contemporary Problems 77 (2014): 45-64.  Here is the…
  • Oct 29

    Tirres on Collins, "Illegitimate Borders"

    Tirres on Collins, "Illegitimate Borders"
    Over at JOTWELL, Allison Tirres (DePaul University College of Law) has posted an appreciative review of Kristin A. Collins, "Illegitimate Borders: Jus Sanguinis Citizenship and the Legal Construction of Family, Race, and Nation." The article…
Rank this Week: 94

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 83

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

Features a daily dose of odd cases and strange laws. By Mesirow & Associates.

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Oct 29

    Sure, It’s A Short Walk To Your Table. Still, “Parking” Here Was A Bad Idea.

    Sure, It’s A Short Walk To Your Table. Still, “Parking” Here Was A Bad Idea.
    At some point in your time behind the wheel, you found a great parking spot and said “Wow, we couldn’t get any closer than this!” Well, you were wrong, as this gent proved. As reported by This Is Lancashire: A driver has…
  • Oct 28

    You Won’t Believe The “Weapon” This Woman Used In This Robbery

    You Won’t Believe The “Weapon” This Woman Used In This Robbery
    A crowbar? Really? The Juice wouldn’t waste your valuable time on such an ordinary crime. Maybe a stapler, a tape measure, or a soda can? Nope. You would never, never, ever guess this woman’s weapon of choice. As reported at…
  • Oct 27

    That Must Be A Very Big Cavity

    That Must Be A Very Big Cavity
    Unfortunately, The Juice is not referring to the kind of cavity you get in your teeth. It’s a cavity you might use to try to smuggle drugs – in this case A LOT of drugs! As reported by The Jamaica Online Star: The court was told…
Rank this Week: 374

Legal Medicine

Legal Medicine

Covers medical malpractice and nursing home abuse litigation. By Dan Frith and Lauren Morgan Ellerman.

http://legalmedicine.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Why do people file Medical Malpractice lawsuits?

    Why do people file Medical Malpractice lawsuits?
    I am currently reading a magazine written for the long term care industry. There is a column called Dear Dr Jeff wherein readers ask questions and a doctor, Dr. Jeff, presumably a gerontologist, responds.Today the topic is tort reform and Dr.…
  • Jan 27

    HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT NURSING HOME OR REHAB

    HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT NURSING HOME OR REHAB
    This morning I had a conversation with a friend about his Mom needing rehabilitation post surgery.Last week I discussed with a colleague how her Mom had just been discharged from a rehab facility after two falls and two hip fractures (one of…
  • Jan 9

    HOSPITAL ERRORS GO UNREPORTED

    HOSPITAL ERRORS GO UNREPORTED
    The New York Times published a great article last week titled, "Report Finds Most Errors at Hospitals Go Unreported."The opening sentence says it all:
Rank this Week: 429

Legal Pad

Legal Pad

Cal Law blog.

http://legalpad.typepad.com/my_weblog/
  • Aug 8

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet
    Justice Anthony Kennedy, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder will all be on hand this week for the American Bar Association's annual meeting in San Francisco—and so will The Recorder. Our…
  • Jul 12

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request
    [Cheryl Miller] In what appears to be a last-gasp effort to save Proposition 8, same-sex marriage opponents have asked the California Supreme Court to immediately ban county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. The Supreme…
  • May 13

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat
    [Vanessa Blum] The White House at long last is closing in on a pick to fill the Northern District judicial seat once held by U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Beth Labson Freeman is the...
Rank this Week: 99

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 30

    Mono Lake at 20: Past, Present and Future

    Mono Lake at 20: Past, Present and Future
    Please join us as the UC Berkeley School of Law, with stakeholders in the Mono Lake Cases, convenes a symposium in Sacramento on November 17, 2014, to mark the 20th anniversary of the State Water Resources Control Board’s Decision 1631.…
  • Oct 29

    What Does the High Profile of Environmental Issues in this Election Mean for the Future?

    What Does the High Profile of Environmental Issues in this Election Mean for the Future?
    Environmental issues have been surprisingly visible in this campaign – nearly every Senate candidate gives them prominent attention.  The New York Times reports that they are also the third most common topic for political ads in…
  • Oct 28

    What Is An “Environmental” Lawyer?

    What Is An “Environmental” Lawyer?
    My post last week on renaming “environmental” law to “resources” law greatly peeved a number of private bar attorneys, who thought I was impugning their entire side of the practice. My post clearly played into some…
Rank this Week: 735

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Oct 30

    Twilight Time

    Twilight Time
    The Illinois Review Board has recommended disbarment of attorney who took funds from a client's trust. The findings In 1987, Marion Moran ("Moran") executed a trust agreement. In 2004, she amended the agreement to name Respondent,…
  • Oct 30

    Book Is Thrown At Removed Judge

    Book Is Thrown At Removed Judge
    A county court judge has been removed from office by order of the Florida Supreme Court. Among the findings of misconduct were issues relating to the sale of her self-published book After considering all the evidence presented, the Hearing…
  • Oct 29

    Privity Relaxed In South Carolina

    Privity Relaxed In South Carolina
    South Carolina now recognizes that a beneficiary of a will may sue an attorney for drafting errors: Erika Fabian (Appellant) brought this action for legal malpractice and breach of contract by a third-party beneficiary, alleging attorney Ross…
Rank this Week: 135

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Oct 30

    Judge Allows Suits Against Former Dewey Partners to Continue

    Judge Allows Suits Against Former Dewey Partners to Continue
    A NY bankruptcy judge is refusing to dismiss suits made against several Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP partners who are seeking close to $16 million on the now-defunct law firm’s creditors. Under the NY state law, any finances the partners were…
  • Oct 30

    Gerber Accused of Deceiving Parents on Baby Formula

    Gerber Accused of Deceiving Parents on Baby Formula
    The federal government is accusing America’s largest baby food maker of misleading parents on the health advantages of one of its baby formula products. In a recent complaint this week, the Federal Trade Commission blamed Gerber Products…
  • Oct 27

    Legal Experts Debating on NJ’s Ebola Quarantine Policy

    Legal Experts Debating on NJ’s Ebola Quarantine Policy
    Chris Christie, an NJ governor, recently indicated that a nurse currently held in a Newark hospital would be given a chance to leave the state and sent to her home in Maine. Christie, who was heavily criticized after Kaci Hickox, a nurse, was…
Rank this Week: 263

Legal Research Plus

Legal Research Plus

By Paul Lomio, Erika V. Wayne, Kate, Wilko and George Wilson. The authors are law librarians and advanced legal research instructors at Stanford Law School.

http://legalresearchplus.com
  • Oct 28

    New Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report on CyberCrime

    New Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report on CyberCrime
    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) earlier this month posted a new report: Cybercrime: An Overview of the Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Statute and Related Federal Criminal Laws by Charles Doyle (97-1025) From the report’s…
  • Oct 3

    World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF’s) “Living Planet Report 2014″

    World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF’s) “Living Planet Report 2014″
    The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has recently released its Living Planet Report 2014 — for the full report, please see here. Unfortunately, biodiversity on earth seems to be in worse shape than ever and is declining in both…
  • Oct 3

    Per U.S. Library of Congress, Congress.gov Is No Longer in Beta Phase

    Per U.S. Library of Congress, Congress.gov Is No Longer in Beta Phase
    Per the U.S. Library of Congress, Congress.gov — the successor to THOMAS — is no longer in its beta phase — please see the following news release: Congress.gov Officially Out of Beta From the news release, here are some new…
Rank this Week: 645

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Oct 29

    International Conference on Sustainable Development—Richards Bay, South Africa

    International Conference on Sustainable Development—Richards Bay, South Africa
    The International Conference on Sustainable Development 2014 South Africa will take place Dec. 2–3, 2014, in Richards Bay, South Africa. It is jointly presented by the International Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Law (ICIRL)…
  • Oct 28

    American Political Science Ass’n Annual Meeting—Diversities Reconsidered—San Francisco

    American Political Science Ass’n Annual Meeting—Diversities Reconsidered—San Francisco
    The American Political Science Association (APSA) holds its annual meeting Sept. 3-6, 2015, in San Francisco. The theme is Diversities Reconsidered: Politics, and Political Science, in the 21st Century. Proposal submissions are due Dec. 15,…
  • Oct 28

    Faculty Research Fellowship—Iowa City, IA

    Faculty Research Fellowship—Iowa City, IA
    The University of Iowa Law Library invites applications for its newly created Bonfield Fellowship for a visiting researcher. Nominations are due by Feb. 1, 2015. The University of Iowa Law Library is among the three largest law school…
Rank this Week: 51

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Oct 30

    Avi-Yonah on the International Tax Regime

    Avi-Yonah on the International Tax Regime
    Reuven S. Avi-Yonah (University of Michigan Law School) has posted A Perspective on Supra-Nationality in Tax Law on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The international tax regime is almost a hundred years old. Its basic principles were laid out…
  • Oct 30

    Condon on Illegal Secret

    Condon on Illegal Secret
    Jenny-Brooke Condon (Seton Hall Law School) has posted Illegal Secrets (Washington University Law Review, Vol. 91, No. 5, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: When can the government keep its illegal action secret? In spite of the strong…
  • Oct 30

    Pettys on Epstein, Parker, & Segal on Ideology & Free Speech

    Pettys on Epstein, Parker, & Segal on Ideology & Free Speech
    Todd E. Pettys (University of Iowa - College of Law) has posted Free Expression, In-Group Bias, and the Court's Conservatives: A Critique of the Epstein-Parker-Segal Study on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In a recent, widely publicized study, a…
Rank this Week: 29

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 116

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Oct 30

    Law Library of Congre

    Law Library of Congre
    Many readers of this blog have visited the Law Library of Congress (or at least its rather fabulous website). While we've all been somewhat distracted with upcoming gala celebrations of the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta, the Law Library…
  • Oct 24

    What legal employers expect in new law graduate

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

    Job Opening: Florida International University

    Job Opening: Florida International University
    Florida International University College of Law, a public law school located in Miami, Florida, seeks applicants for entry-level or lateral appointments for the position of Lecturer in Legal Skills and Values. The start date for the position…
Rank this Week: 355

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Oct 29

    The Real Criminals of Reality TV

    The Real Criminals of Reality TV
    Reality television has given instant fame to people who otherwise wouldn’t have public attention. More people tuned in to Here Comes Honey Boo Boo than the Republican National Convention of 2012. However, reality television shows that…
  • Oct 28

    Beware Drug-Laced Halloween Candy

    Beware Drug-Laced Halloween Candy
    Halloween is supposed to be scary, but not like this. Discovering that a child’s candy has been laced with drugs is a kind of fright that no one should have to experience.Related Posts:Medical Marijuana for Children with…
  • Oct 27

    Making False Claims of Ebola Is a Felony

    Making False Claims of Ebola Is a Felony
    Amidst the growing concern surrounding the deadly Ebola virus, there are some who seem to find it amusing to trick the authorities and others into believing that they are infected with the virus. However, it is hardly amusing to play on…
Rank this Week: 439

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 138

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

Features motor vehicle and lemon law issues, news and updates. By Ronald Burdge.

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 25

    Does Your Bank Care When You Get Ripped Off? They Should!

    Does Your Bank Care When You Get Ripped Off? They Should!
    Where Can You Complain About a Car Dealer?Yesterday we gave you a list of places where you can complain if you end up with a lemon and your dealer won't help you, or if you get ripped off by a car dealer, what some folks call "car sales…
  • Oct 24

    Who Ya Gonna Call? (when you want to complain about a car dealer)

    Who Ya Gonna Call? (when you want to complain about a car dealer)
    Who Ya Gonna Call?Angry car buyers who were ripped off by a car dealer or who end up with a lemon, often ask who they can write or call or email to complain about what happened to them. Often your complaint may be answered and your problem…
  • Oct 21

    Tell-all Consumer Law Book Released - "Consumer Courage"

    Tell-all Consumer Law Book Released - "Consumer Courage"
    Get it free. Use it to protect yourself.You have more legal rights than you know. And now there's a free book that tells you all about your legal rights as a consumer in the marketplace.There are a lot of consumer protection laws in every…
Rank this Week: 789

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
  • Oct 30

    Upgraded Judicial Candidate Voter Guide 2014

    Upgraded Judicial Candidate Voter Guide 2014
    For the 2014 general election, the New York State Unified Court System has launched an upgraded non-partisan Judicial Voter Guide at www.nycourts.gov/vote allowing users to sort and filter the list of candidates in each county. The…
  • Oct 29

    New York State Bar Association-Webcast

    New York State Bar Association-Webcast
    Meeting of the House of Delegates Webcast Live from the New York State Bar Center, Albany Saturday, November 1, 2014  Watch the NYSBA House of Delegates in action on Saturday, November 1st beginning at 9:00 a.m. by clicking  here…
  • Oct 29

    Fiscal Year Bankruptcy Filings Lowest in Seven Years | United States Court

    Fiscal Year Bankruptcy Filings Lowest in Seven Years | United States Court
    Bankruptcy cases filed in federal courts for the fiscal year 2014–the 12-month period ending September 30, 2014–totaled 963,739, down 13 percent from the 1.1 million bankruptcy filings in FY 2013, according to statistics released…
Rank this Week: 371

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Oct 25

    European Council Climate Decision Power

    European Council Climate Decision Power
    Green Member of the European Parliament Claude Turmes says last week’s conclusions of the European Council amount to a “coup”, taking over powers from the Parliament. He is worried about this passage in the first paragraph…
  • Oct 25

    40% Percent Reduction Domestically Until 2030

    40% Percent Reduction Domestically Until 2030
    The decision to reduce CO2 emissions in the EU by 40% until 2030 comes with a nice qualification: The European Council endorsed a binding EU target of an at least 40% domestic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to…
  • Oct 17

    Munich Re Continues to Back Desert Based Solar

    Munich Re Continues to Back Desert Based Solar
    Says this article at PV-Tech. They cite Munich Re renewable energy spokesman Stefan Straub like this: “The concept phase is closed and something new needs to be developed. The three main companies that remain in Dii will continue this…
Rank this Week: 665

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 148

Letters Blogatory

Letters Blogatory

Covers international judicial assistance.

http://lettersblogatory.com/
  • Nov 29

    Case of the Day: Microsoft v. John Doe

    Case of the Day: Microsoft v. John Doe
    The case of the day is Microsoft Corp. v. John Doe (E.D.N.Y. 2012). Microsoft asserted claims against dozens of unknown defendants, the alleged creators, controllers, and users of the “Zeus Botnets” malware, a malicious computer…
  • Nov 28

    Argentina Seeks A Stay from the Second Circuit

    Argentina Seeks A Stay from the Second Circuit
    Argentina has moved for an emergency stay of Judge Griesa’s injunction. As we saw earlier this week, the judge had lifted the stay of his injunction in light of Argentina’s announced intention never to pay the owners of its…
  • Nov 28

    Argentina Seeks A Stay from the Second Circuit

    Argentina Seeks A Stay from the Second Circuit
    Argentina has moved for an emergency stay of Judge Griesa’s injunction. As we saw earlier this week, the judge had lifted the stay of his injunction in light of Argentina’s announced intention never to pay the owners of its…
Rank this Week: 380

Lex Scripta

Lex Scripta

From the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.

http://dallnet.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 854

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Oct 30

    Blog Post: Congress Tries to Reign in US EPA Rulemaking on Waters of the United State

    Blog Post: Congress Tries to Reign in US EPA Rulemaking on Waters of the United State
    By Katerina E. Milenkovski On September 9, 2014, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 5078, a bill that would prohibit EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from finalizing the Waters of the United States rulemaking…
  • Oct 29

    Blog Post: How Law Firms Are Revolutionizing Services In California

    Blog Post: How Law Firms Are Revolutionizing Services In California
    The California legal market is experiencing a disruptive transformation as in-house counsel look for ways to trim their budgets by disaggregating services. Business growth in certain sectors of the state's economy has spurred the development…
  • Oct 29

    Blog Post: How To Answer Sustainability Program Doubter

    Blog Post: How To Answer Sustainability Program Doubter
    We’re coming to the end of the year - the time that companies think seriously about the future. Financial performance data is in; you know where you stand. What is the direction of your firm? If your firm does not already have an energy…
Rank this Week: 556

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    Academic Law Library Statistics 2012–2013 Published

    Academic Law Library Statistics 2012–2013 Published
    The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) released a new publication earlier this week entitled ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2012–2013 (available for $170US).It describes collections, expenditures, personnel, and services…
  • Oct 30

    Canadian Forum on Civil Justice October 2014 Access to Justice Newsletter

    Canadian Forum on Civil Justice October 2014 Access to Justice Newsletter
    The non-profit Canadian Forum on Access to Justice (CFCJ) has been publishing a monthly newsletter about Access to Justice since early 2013. The latest issue of the newsletter includes: an article about international access to justice…
  • Oct 30

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title
    The list of new library titles added to the Supreme Court of Canada collection for the period of October 1-15, 2014 is now available on the Court website. The web page explains: "The Supreme Court of Canada Library lends materials…
Rank this Week: 793

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

Dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. From Information Today, Inc.

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Oct 30

    D.C. rethinks its central library plans, goes bigger

    D.C. rethinks its central library plans, goes bigger
    “The District’s big plans for its overhauled central library have expanded, though a mixed-use addition remains an option for the downtown landmark. The D.C. Public Library initially estimated it would need as little as 200,000…
  • Oct 30

    EPIC Launches FOIA.ROCKS

    EPIC Launches FOIA.ROCKS
    “EPIC has launched a new web site – FOIA.ROCKS – to celebrate Open Government and the Freedom of Information Act. The site includes links to several current FOIA initiatives, including a coalition letter to President Obama…
  • Oct 30

    EBSCO Introduces Flipster™, a New Way to Access Digital Magazine

    EBSCO Introduces Flipster™, a New Way to Access Digital Magazine
    “Continuing its tradition of working with libraries to help patrons find the content they want as quickly and conveniently as possible, EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is introducing Flipster™, which allows library patrons to…
Rank this Week: 284

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Covers law foundations of Canadian Law. From McGill University's Neil Wehneman and Erin Morgan.

http://www.lifeofalawstudent.com
  • Jul 11

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou
    I started writing this article the other day for an attorney law blog and realized how silly it sounded. I put in all of the work and then realized that probably everyone knows that sipping on that Red Bull and Vodka isn’t any good…
  • Dec 4

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?
    A court appointed ad litem (often referred to as guardian ad litem in Raleigh) refers to a court-appointed advocate for children involved in court proceedings.  These guardian ad litem volunteers represent the best interests of the child…
  • Nov 26

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill
    You’ve probably seen the shocking videos of de-beaked chickens shoved thirty to a cage at a factory farm, or rats running rampant at a food processing plant. Such things are upsetting to see- but as a member of the public, you…
Rank this Week: 260

Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

Analysis and commentary on trends and developments in life sciences and health care law. By Reed Smith.

http://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com/
  • Oct 29

    Insights About Future Use of Protected Health Information Under HIPAA

    Insights About Future Use of Protected Health Information Under HIPAA
    How will Protected Health Information (PHI) be used in the future? Reed Smith partner Brad Rostolsky strives to answer this question in “HIPAA Enforcement: The Next Step,” an interview and accompanying article that appeared…
  • Oct 22

    Reed Smith Team Analyzes OIG's Proposed Rule Amending Anti-Kickback Safe Harbors, CMP Rules & Gainsharing Regulation

    Reed Smith Team Analyzes OIG's Proposed Rule Amending Anti-Kickback Safe Harbors, CMP Rules & Gainsharing Regulation
    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services published a major proposed rule on October 3, 2014 amending the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) safe harbors and the Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) rules to…
  • Oct 16

    Recognition of Preemption For Design Defect Claim

    Recognition of Preemption For Design Defect Claim
    Over on the Drug & Device Law blog, Reed Smith partner Eric Alexander calls attention to Booker v. Johnson & Johnson, 2014 WL 5113305 (N.D. Ohio Oct. 10, 2014), a recent decision from the Ortho Evra multi-district litigation (MDL)…
Rank this Week: 923