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Legal Juice

Legal Juice

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

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • May 21

    Man Playing Cop … Pulls Over Cop. Doh!

    Man Playing Cop … Pulls Over Cop. Doh!
    You could go online and get red and blue lights and put them in your grill. Presto, you are now driving an unmarked cop car. That’s the game this guy was playing. (Hopefully it was just a game, and not something nefarious, not that the…
  • May 20

    Maybe Next Time They’ll Listen To Grandma? Unlikely.

    Maybe Next Time They’ll Listen To Grandma? Unlikely.
    Hey, if you make a threat and you don’t follow through with it, people won’t take you seriously, right? Sure, but maybe you shouldn’t make the threat in the first place. As reported by ksdk.com: Madison County…
  • May 19

    The Puppy? You’re Really Blaming The Puppy For Your DUI?

    The Puppy? You’re Really Blaming The Puppy For Your DUI?
    It’s not exactly “the dog ate my homework,” but it’s in the same family of lame excuses. As reported by The Beacon-Times: An Aurora man who said he was exhausted from taking care of a puppy was charged with DUI after…
Rank this Week: 270

Legal Marketing Blog

Legal Marketing Blog

A blog dedicated to lawyer marketing in any size firm. Published by Tom Kane of Tom Kane Consulting, Inc.

http://www.legalmarketingblog.com/
  • Sep 7

    Turn down clients? Are you nuts!

    Turn down clients? Are you nuts!
    In response to that question in these economic times, some (if not many) lawyers might say that you would be nuts to turn down any work that comes across the transom. Well, wrong answer IMHO. I would argue that you’re nuts if you don’t…
  • Aug 31

    Social Media: The Cure for Institutional Marketing Mentality?

    Social Media: The Cure for Institutional Marketing Mentality?
    In the early days of legal marketing (oh say 1986) most lawyers were not the least bit interested in the subject.  In fact, the “M” word was an anathema.  When it became acceptable to some law firms, individual marketing efforts were…
  • Aug 22

    2 Important PR Tip

    2 Important PR Tip
    Don’t be a snob, and all PR needs to be personal. That’s it. Okay, maybe a bit more detail is warranted. The first tip: don’t treat a reporter from an unfamiliar publication as someone to shun, since you may regret it one day when he or…
Rank this Week: 766

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: 883

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: 317

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • May 20

    Immanuel Kant and the California Water Crisi

    Immanuel Kant and the California Water Crisi
    Last week’s rain in southern California will hardly make a dent in the state’s devastating drought, and it raises an important question for individual consumers: exactly how should we decide how much water to use? There are…
  • May 19

    Germany-California Climate Cooperation?

    Germany-California Climate Cooperation?
    Germany and California represent two global leaders when it comes to addressing climate change. For example, Germany has been on a renewable energy spree, despite its relatively minimal solar insolation, while California has committed to…
  • May 18

    Distrust of Congress (And Why It Matters)

    Distrust of Congress (And Why It Matters)
    A recent poll shows that public approval of Congress is still in the basement (though perhaps not flat on the floor, as it was before).  This graph shows the trends: But this poll on public “approval” doesn’t tell the…
Rank this Week: 515

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/
  • May 22

    Mississippi Supremes Call For Truce In Judge-Public Defender War

    Mississippi Supremes Call For Truce In Judge-Public Defender War
    The Mississippi Supreme Court has held that a Hinds County judge did not have the authority to prohibit a public defender from practice before the court on grounds of alleged general lack of competence. Rather, such a determination is the...
  • May 22

    Lawyer Enters "Forbidden Zone" And Gets Indefinite Suspension

    Lawyer Enters "Forbidden Zone" And Gets Indefinite Suspension
    An indefinite suspension was imposed by the Maryland Court of Appeals for a sex offense conviction. On August 1, 2009, [Eckel] was arrested at his law office and charged with attempted second degree rape, attempted second degree sexual…
  • May 22

    Dead Complainant Does Not End Bar Discipline Case

    Dead Complainant Does Not End Bar Discipline Case
    A disbarment order was entered yesterday by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Respondent has been a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals since February 6, 1987. On March 15, 2006, in connection...
Rank this Week: 785

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • May 19

    SC Ruling: Felon Can Make Gun Sales --- with Limit

    SC Ruling: Felon Can Make Gun Sales --- with Limit
    The Supreme Court made a ruling in favor of Tony Henderson, an ex-U.S. Border patrol agent, who was convicted on a 2006 felony and sought to sell his firearms that involved personal guns and several old weapons. The court made a unanimous…
  • May 19

    Lawmakers Passes Bill to Counteract Israel Boycott

    Lawmakers Passes Bill to Counteract Israel Boycott
    Lawmakers in Illinois recently passed a bill that would allow public employee pension funds to spill investments in firms participating in Israel Boycotts. Early this week, the bill passed the Illinois House of Representatives. The Illinois…
  • May 18

    Manhattan DA to Gives Etan Patz Case Another Try

    Manhattan DA to Gives Etan Patz Case Another Try
    Manhattan prosecutors will likely have a retrial of a New Jersey resident who was charged with the disappearance of Etan Patz in 1979. Cyrus Vance Jr., a District Attorney, announced of the retrial early this week after the initial trial left…
Rank this Week: 461

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
Rank this Week: 267

Legal Resume Review Blog

Legal Resume Review Blog

Provides tips for drafting cover letters and resumes for attorneys.

http://blog.legalresumereview.com/
  • Dec 12

    Negotiating a salary; a response to Forbes’ recent article.

    Negotiating a salary; a response to Forbes’ recent article.
    I recently read an interesting article on negotiating salaries.  While simplistic in many ways, the take-away point was that it is often best to refrain from using “I” statements when negotiating salaries.  Too many…
  • Nov 14

    Seeing Spots: QR Codes Do Not Belong On Legal Resume

    Seeing Spots: QR Codes Do Not Belong On Legal Resume
    It was bound to happen. Once LinkedIn started pushing the QR code links to its pages, it was only a matter of time before they started popping up on legal resumes.  They are supposed to make you look hip, tech-savvy, … Continue…
  • Sep 20

    Silence Is NOT Golden: Why Don’t Candidates Ask Questions?

    Silence Is NOT Golden: Why Don’t Candidates Ask Questions?
    The interview is over and you’ve gleaned a little bit of insight on the potential new firm.  When the questions end and the interviewer asks if you have any questions, please don’t sit there and say nothing.  This is…
Rank this Week: 373

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
  • May 22

    CFP: Transnational Legal Indicators & Metric

    CFP: Transnational Legal Indicators & Metric
    The International Sociological Association (ISA) will hold the Third ISA Forum of Sociology on July 10-14, 2016 in Vienna, Austria. The theme of the forum is “The Futures We Want:...
  • May 22

    Hawaii Access to Justice Conference–Honolulu, HI

    Hawaii Access to Justice Conference–Honolulu, HI
    The University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law will host the 2015 Hawaii Access to Justice Conference on June 19, 2015. Please visit the conference website for forthcoming...
  • May 22

    Human Right to Family Planning Conference–Seattle, WA

    Human Right to Family Planning Conference–Seattle, WA
    University of Washington School of Law will host the Human Right to Family Planning (HR2FP) Conference on Oct. 9-11, 2015. Please visit the conference website for forthcoming details. “Our conference...
Rank this Week: 26

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/
  • May 22

    Bandes on Judicial Empathy & Judge Weinstein

    Bandes on Judicial Empathy & Judge Weinstein
    Susan A. Bandes (DePaul University - College of Law) has posted Empathy and Article III: Judge Weinstein, Cases and Controversies (64 DePaul Law Review (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The question of whether judges ought to be…
  • May 22

    Crowe on Law as an Artifactual Kind

    Crowe on Law as an Artifactual Kind
    Jonathan Crowe (The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law) has posted Law as an Artifact Kind (Monash University Law Review, Vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 737-757, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: It is commonly stated...
  • May 22

    Zemach & Ben-Zvi on the Aesthetics of Contract Theory

    Zemach & Ben-Zvi on the Aesthetics of Contract Theory
    Efi Zemach (Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law) & Omri Ben-Zvi (Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law) have posted The Aesthetics of Contract Theory on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article offers a novel…
Rank this Week: 53

Legal Underground

Legal Underground

Covers the politics of litigation. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com/
  • Mar 13

    Egon Schiele's Tree

    Egon Schiele's Tree
    "Four Trees," by Egon Schiele "The picture must radiate light," Schiele said. I've noted that quote on this blog before, in another post about Schiele. And that concludes today's gratuitous lesson in art history. Class dismissed, you're very…
  • Mar 12

    Unnecessary Deposition

    Unnecessary Deposition
    My latest article at Lawyerist, published today: "5 Questions to Ask Before Taking a Deposition."
  • Mar 6

    Three Incredibly Useful Tips to Make You a Much Better Lawyer (Illustrated)

    Three Incredibly Useful Tips to Make You a Much Better Lawyer (Illustrated)
    Like many professionals, lawyers take pride in their ability to perform at the highest level of their professional capabilities. But even when they’ve reached this peak, the best lawyers never stop learning. That's why they are…
Rank this Week: 707

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 183

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/
  • May 20

    New study highlights importance of writing and research skill

    New study highlights importance of writing and research skill
    Computer-research vendor Lexis-Nexis recently conducted a study of 300 hiring partners and supervising attorneys to determine what they seek in newly-hired lawyers. Among the study’s findings are that 66% of the respondents want new lawyers…
  • May 19

    Scholars' Forum at The John Marshall Law School

    Scholars' Forum at The John Marshall Law School
    The GLS-10 Scholars' Forum is continuing with presentations on secrets of foreign and international law research. Presenters pictured here are Clare Gaynor WIllis (Chicago-Kent College of Law) and Anne Abramson (The John Marshall Law…
  • May 19

    GLS Scholars' Forum Underway at The John Marshall Law School

    GLS Scholars' Forum Underway at The John Marshall Law School
    Paulina E. Wilson of Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland is among the presenters speaking today at the GLS-10 Scholars Forum, in advance of the Global Legal Skills Conference. Her presentation is on the subject of “Comparative…
Rank this Week: 577

LegalEase on CKUT 90.3 FM

LegalEase on CKUT 90.3 FM

Covers law-related topics. By the law students at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.

http://legaleaseckut.wordpress.com
  • Feb 27

    Great Law Event in Toronto, Canada! LOOKING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK: 40 YEARS OF RESISTANCE

    Great Law Event in Toronto, Canada! LOOKING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK: 40 YEARS OF RESISTANCE
    Join us on Saturday, March 16, 2013, for the Law Union of Ontario’s Annual Conference! 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the Law Union, and this year’s conference will bring progressive legal and activist communities together to…
  • Feb 27

    Great Law Event in Toronto, Canada! LOOKING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK: 40 YEARS OF RESISTANCE

    Great Law Event in Toronto, Canada! LOOKING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK: 40 YEARS OF RESISTANCE
    Join us on Saturday, March 16, 2013, for the Law Union of Ontario’s Annual Conference! 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the Law Union, and this year’s conference will bring progressive legal and activist communities together to…
  • Feb 17

    Episode 40 (Dec 2012) – Race, Gender, and Social Context

    Episode 40 (Dec 2012) – Race, Gender, and Social Context
    Welcome et bienvenue to LegalEase: a monthly Montreal-based and produced radio show on 90.3 FM CKUT – a broadcast about law, cast broadly. Le collectif LegalEase est un groupe d’étudiants et étudiantes en droit de la…
Rank this Week: 212

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • May 21

    Bank Attempts to Foreclose a Widow Even Though Her Home Was Insured

    Bank Attempts to Foreclose a Widow Even Though Her Home Was Insured
    After the 2008 Foreclosure Crisis, many states passed laws to prevent foreclosure abuse. Although these laws are now on the books, the banks themselves were never adequately punished for their fraud. As a result, some major banks continue…
  • May 18

    Failure to Disclose HIV Status Can Result in Life Behind Bar

    Failure to Disclose HIV Status Can Result in Life Behind Bar
    The college wrestler Michael Johnson, also known as “Tiger Mandingo,” was found guilty of failure to disclose his HIV positive status to sexual partners and is facing life in prison. Specifically, Johnson was charged with six…
  • May 18

    Is Lethal Injection a Cruel and Unusual Punishment?

    Is Lethal Injection a Cruel and Unusual Punishment?
    The death penalty is a divisive issue and most people feel strongly about it. Capital punishment is reserved for the most serious crimes, such as the Boston Marathon bombings.Related Posts:Death Penalty Cruelty: Why Lethal Injections Are…
Rank this Week: 578

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/
  • May 22

    The Republican war on public higher education...

    The Republican war on public higher education...
    ...and what it means for students. (Thanks to Phil Gasper for the pointer.)
  • May 22

    Is attrition from a graduate program necessarily a bad thing?

    Is attrition from a graduate program necessarily a bad thing?
    A senior philosopher at another top program (not Michigan) e-mailed an interesting question about attrition; she writes: [Y]our most recent post raises a question that might be worth discussing, namely whether all grad school attrition is a…
  • May 21

    Is the doctoral thesis obsolete?

    Is the doctoral thesis obsolete?
    Interesting item from the UK, with a particular focus on the dissertation options at Oxford Philosophy. (Thanks to Mark van Atten for the pointer.)
Rank this Week: 194

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
  • May 21

    Benitez v United Home of N.Y. LLC

    Benitez v United Home of N.Y. LLC
    2015_30794 by Leonard E Sienko Jr Decision of Interest – Professional Responsibility – Bank awarded summary judgment on liability against closing attorneys who failed to disclose subject premises did not have certificate of…
  • May 15

    Report Foreign Financial Account(s) by June 30

    Report Foreign Financial Account(s) by June 30
    If you have a client with one or more foreign bank or financial accounts exceeding $10,000 in value, you must file a Report of Foreign Bank Account(s) (FBAR) by June 30. Reports must be filed electronically through the BSA E-Filing…
  • May 14

    The “Indestructible” ioSafe SoloPro and Rugged Portable External Hard Drives–Sam Glover

    The “Indestructible” ioSafe SoloPro and Rugged Portable External Hard Drives–Sam Glover
    by Sam Glover *** Reviewing an external hard drive is not generally very interesting. The best ones are no-frills, empty drives. Since you cannot test long-term reliability in the short term, the feature that matters…
Rank this Week: 321

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 84

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: 779

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • May 22

    Blog Post: UK Election Results A Win For Fracking, Loss For Wind Power

    Blog Post: UK Election Results A Win For Fracking, Loss For Wind Power
    With the Conservative party in control of the U.K. government after recent elections, energy attorneys expect a greater push for shale gas development, including hydraulic fracturing, and a murky future for large-scale renewable projects like…
  • May 22

    Blog Post: No Consensus On CEQ Draft Guidance For NEPA Review

    Blog Post: No Consensus On CEQ Draft Guidance For NEPA Review
    Despite its intended goal of reducing "litigation driven by uncertainty," the White House Council on Environmental Quality's revised draft guidance regarding National Environmental Policy Act reviews avoids providing direction on determining…
  • May 22

    Blog Post: Smart Grids Require Smarter Utilities: Preventing Breache

    Blog Post: Smart Grids Require Smarter Utilities: Preventing Breache
    Although programmable, Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats may significantly reduce energy costs, they may inadvertently increase utilities’ exposure to liability and lawsuits by creating a vulnerability that leads to a data breach. Utilities…
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Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • May 21

    ‘Simple and Seamless’ or ‘Significant Obstacle’?

    ‘Simple and Seamless’ or ‘Significant Obstacle’?
    “Academic, library and technology organizations are denouncing a new sharing and hosting policy adopted last month by publisher Elsevier, saying it undermines open-access policies at colleges and universities and prevents authors from…
  • May 21

    Andreessens pair with H-P to send computers to Ferguson, Baltimore librarie

    Andreessens pair with H-P to send computers to Ferguson, Baltimore librarie
    “Public libraries that provided a quiet refuge from civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore are about to receive a small bounty from Silicon Valley. Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen and his wife, philanthropist and educator Laura…
  • May 21

    ALAMEDA COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD FINDS ALTERNATIVE TO TRASHING BOOKS

    ALAMEDA COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD FINDS ALTERNATIVE TO TRASHING BOOKS
    Public pressure is forcing the Alameda County Library system to stop throwing away thousands of books it deemed unusable. ABC7 News first reported this story back in February and our Facebook post on it got attention nationwide, with more…
Rank this Week: 320

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: 149

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/
  • May 22

    The Continuing Evolution of the French Sunshine Act

    The Continuing Evolution of the French Sunshine Act
    Since the general disclosure rule for provider-manufacturer relationships in France was enacted into law on January 1, 2012, its compliance and enforcement have been a common point of discussion for health care professionals, pharmaceutical…
  • May 21

    21st Century Cures Markup Underway; Offsets Released

    21st Century Cures Markup Underway; Offsets Released
    Today the House Energy and Commerce Committee is marking up H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act, a high-profile, bipartisan bill that seeks to accelerate the pace of medical cures in the United States through a variety of reforms addressing…
  • May 12

    OCR Announces Settlement and Corrective Action Plan with Pharmacy Stemming from Alleged Violation

    OCR Announces Settlement and Corrective Action Plan with Pharmacy Stemming from Alleged Violation
    This post was written by Jennifer Pike and Jackie Godin. On April 24, 2015, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) once again stressed the importance of properly disposing of protected health information (“PHI”)…
Rank this Week: 841

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Apr 6

    Final Version of Good Conduct Time Paper Is Now Available

    Final Version of Good Conduct Time Paper Is Now Available
    The new issue of the Marquette Law Review includes my paper, “Good Conduct Time for Prisoners: Why (and How) Wisconsin Should Provide Credits Toward Early Release.”  This paper expands considerably on my article on the…
  • Apr 3

    Deadly Force in Philly

    Deadly Force in Philly
    Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a voluminous report on uses of deadly force by the Philadelphia Police Department.  In recent years, there has been a drop in both violent crime and assaults on police officers in the…
  • Mar 15

    Decline in Wisconsin Prison Population Results From Fewer Drug Offenders Behind Bar

    Decline in Wisconsin Prison Population Results From Fewer Drug Offenders Behind Bar
    As I discussed in this post, Wisconsin has achieved one of the nation’s higher rates of reduction in imprisonment over the past decade.  To be sure, New York, California, and a few other states have far outpaced Wisconsin in this…
Rank this Week: 286

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Covers intellectual property law and business law from an Australian perspective. Published by Dilanchian Lawyers and Consultants.

http://www.dilanchian.com.au
  • Mar 22

    Hidden costs of trade mark registration

    Hidden costs of trade mark registration
    Few people in business, and few lawyers, appreciate the importance of integrating design and legal thinking in the two related processes of brand design and trade mark registration. Experienced trade mark lawyers know that not all trade…
  • Mar 22

    Transitioning China into a global IP power

    Transitioning China into a global IP power
    “When the wind of change blows, some build walls while others build windmills.” If you had to choose a word or phrase to describe China, what would it be? Populous? Changing fast? What about innovative? That is in fact…
  • Mar 16

    Are bloggers journalists?

    Are bloggers journalists?
    Are bloggers and those who post in social media journalists are Australian law? The question has important legal implications. The answer varies greatly depending on the area of law or legal context. A great deal has been written on the…
Rank this Week: 368

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • May 13

    Bad for the Juice: The TTAB’s phantom tag

    Bad for the Juice: The TTAB’s phantom tag
    No, not that Juice.  He’s enough trouble already.  (And no, not the Juice that has this guy all in a froth either.)  I write, rather, about the too-clever-by-half would-be parodists recently sluiced through the…
  • May 6

    Dimming star?

    Dimming star?
    Originally posted 2008-01-31 11:43:10. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAnn Althouse: Starbucks used to seem like a luxury brand, and now it feels like a fallback when you can’t get to the real thing. Ouch. (Via Instapundit.) Ann sees…
  • May 6

    Likelihood of jurisdiction

    Likelihood of jurisdiction
    Appellate courts, we see, choose what interests them, and how much.  Sometimes they surprise the parties and their counsel. We weren’t all that shocked about the argument in Naffe v. Frey, the free-blogger-speech case involving…
Rank this Week: 98

Lisa Law View

Lisa Law View

Covers labor and employment law issues.

http://lisahome.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    U.S. Labor Board may issue complaint against Wal-Mart on strike

    U.S. Labor Board may issue complaint against Wal-Mart on strike
    (Reuters) - The U.S. National Labor Relations Board on Monday said it has authorized legal action against Wal-Mart Stores Inc for allegedly retaliating against workers who participated in strikes against the company over low pay.Groups of…
  • Nov 19

    OSHA focuses on temporary worker safety

    OSHA focuses on temporary worker safety
    OSHA is getting tough on staffing agencies that provide employers with temporary workers if they do not provide those workers with legally required safety and health training.  But, the buck doesn’t stop there: employers that use…
  • Nov 13

    Furniture Distributor Compensates Workers for California Labor Law Violation

    Furniture Distributor Compensates Workers for California Labor Law Violation
    Calexico, CA: While it didn’t get to the point of becoming a California labor lawsuit, a California furniture distributor nonetheless agreed to pay more than $120,000 in owed overtime wages to current and former employees following…
Rank this Week: 896

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.listeriablog.com/
  • May 15

    Blue Bell Knowingly Sold Ice Cream From A Plant With Listeria

    Blue Bell Knowingly Sold Ice Cream From A Plant With Listeria
    The three Blue Bell “483’s” – FDA Inspection Reports are here: Broken Arrow, OK Observation #1:  Failure to manufacture and package foods under conditions and controls necessary to minimize the... Continue Reading
  • May 10

    Listeria monocytogenes Prompts Sprout Recall

    Listeria monocytogenes Prompts Sprout Recall
    Good Seed Inc. of Springfield, Virginia has issued a recall of soybean and mung bean sprouts for possible listeria contamination. The company issued the recall on its one-, two- and... Continue Reading
  • Apr 29

    Listeria Test Prompts Vegetable Recall

    Listeria Test Prompts Vegetable Recall
    Greystone Foods, LLC voluntarily recalls Today’s Harvest Field Peas with Snaps, Silver Queen Corn, and Broccoli Florets with the sell by date 04/21/16 shipped to Publix Supermarkets warehouse in Lakeland,... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 716

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

Covers topics related to civil litigation. By Maxwell S. Kennerly.

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Apr 8

    Phi Kappa Psi’s Doubtful Defamation Claim Against Rolling Stone

    Phi Kappa Psi’s Doubtful Defamation Claim Against Rolling Stone
    Rolling Stone’s recent article, “A Rape on Campus,” needs no introduction. (If you really need one, check the extensive Wikipedia article.) On April 5, Rolling Stone formally retracted the article and published an extensive…
  • Apr 1

    PA Supreme Court Rejects “Assumption of Risk” In Malpractice Case

    PA Supreme Court Rejects “Assumption of Risk” In Malpractice Case
    Years ago, a family friend hired a contractor to do some basic work around the house, and paid half the cost as a deposit. Mid-way through, it became clear the contractor was doing a terrible job and that everything would need to be redone,…
  • Mar 11

    Doctor, Before You Save My Life, Can I See Your Hospital Contract?

    Doctor, Before You Save My Life, Can I See Your Hospital Contract?
    Yesterday, my wife called me on her way back from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s oral arguments to tell me about Green v. Pennsylvania Hospital et al., a medical malpractice case. She swiftly assigned me two tasks: first, I had to…
Rank this Week: 112

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Covers personal injury, criminal defense, and family law in Virginia.

http://www.livesaymyers.com/blog/
  • May 21

    Virginia Court of Appeals: Same-Sex Couples Can Not Cohabit

    Virginia Court of Appeals: Same-Sex Couples Can Not Cohabit
    In an unpublished opinion issued on April 21, 2015, the Virginia Court of Appeals upheld the ruling of a trial court that same-sex couples cannot cohabit under Virginia law. The case, Lutrell v. Cucco, might prove to be very important in…
  • May 19

    Four Advantages of the Mediation Proce

    Four Advantages of the Mediation Proce
    So you’re open to reaching a fair divorce settlement with your spouse, but you don’t have confidence that the two of you (with or without your attorneys) can make lasting progress around a conference table. In that setting,…
  • May 19

    Idaho Jeopardizes U.S. Participation in Hague Convention

    Idaho Jeopardizes U.S. Participation in Hague Convention
    Concerns Over Shariah Law Threaten International Child Support Treaty A few years ago, we covered federal action on the 2007 Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance.…
Rank this Week: 76

LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

Covers federal regulation, state and local issues, marine regulation, pipelines, markets and competition and more. By Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

http://www.lnglawblog.com
  • May 22

    Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Scheduled to Speak at Rally Opposing Oregon LNG Terminal

    Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Scheduled to Speak at Rally Opposing Oregon LNG Terminal
    Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., President of the Waterkeeper Alliance, is scheduled to address a rally led by the “No LNG Exports Coalition” in opposition to the proposed Jordan Cove Energy Project and Oregon LNG export terminals on May…
  • May 22

    DOE Authorizes Pieridae Energy to Export LNG to FTA Nations from Canada; Defers Non-FTA Request

    DOE Authorizes Pieridae Energy to Export LNG to FTA Nations from Canada; Defers Non-FTA Request
    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued an order granting Pieridae Energy (USA), LTD. (Pieridae) authority to export 292 Bcf/year of natural gas from the United States to Canada and, after liquefaction at Pieridae Energy (Canada)…
  • May 22

    SCT&E Signs MOU for Gas Supplies for LNG Export Terminal

    SCT&E Signs MOU for Gas Supplies for LNG Export Terminal
    SCT&E LNG announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a “sizable” U.S. upstream natural gas supplier for its proposed LNG liquefaction and export terminal project on Monkey Island, Cameron Parish,…
Rank this Week: 82

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

Covers campaign finance, lobbying, procurement and ethics laws. By State and Federal Communications, Inc.

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • May 22

    Suffolk County Legislature Passes Lobbying Resolution

    Suffolk County Legislature Passes Lobbying Resolution
    The Suffolk County Legislature passed a resolution on May 12, 2015, to strengthen county lobbying law. Resolution 356 amends the Continued on Next Page
  • May 22

    Minnesota Legislature Likely to Convene Special Session

    Minnesota Legislature Likely to Convene Special Session
    The Minnesota Legislature will likely convene a special session after Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the state’s education budget. Unless law Continued on Next Page
  • May 22

    News You Can Use Digest – May 22,2015

    News You Can Use Digest – May 22,2015
    National: Albany Corruption Inquiry Hurts Arizona Company That Hired Dean Skelos’s Son New York Times – Susanne Craig | Published: 5/18/2015 Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 211

Long Island Special Needs Law Blog

Long Island Special Needs Law Blog

Covers estate planning and special needs trusts. By Ellen A. Victor.

http://longislandspecialneedslawyer.com
  • Jun 12

    Feeling Guilty Over Causing My Child’s Disability

    Feeling Guilty Over Causing My Child’s Disability
    Recently, I was reading this review of Toni Braxton’s new memoir, and the reviewer appeared shocked that Ms. Braxton attributed her son’s autism to God’s payback for a prior abortion. I don’t want to get into a…
  • Mar 5

    Now Playing: Kings Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution

    Now Playing: Kings Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution
    Description: A powerful and very personal documentary about the history and legacy of the Kings Park State Mental Hospital by Filmmaker and former patient Lucy Winer will be playing in Huntington at the Cinema Arts Theater, March 23rd, 2014…
  • Feb 6

    There is a Special Place in Hell

    There is a Special Place in Hell
    Four employees of a Long Island group home have been fired and charged with endangerment for pitting two disabled individuals against each other, according to Newsday and News 12 Long Island. Cellphone video of the fight shows the four…
Rank this Week: 999

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyers Blog

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law news, updates and commentary. Published By Hoffman & Associates

http://www.losangelescriminallawyersblog.com
  • Apr 28

    Testimony During a Los Angeles Domestic…

    Testimony During a Los Angeles Domestic Violence Criminal Case A person can be charged under California Penal Code §273.5 a person can be charged with domestic violence. Domestic violence is defined as when a person “who willfully…
  • Nov 18

    Can a Domestic Violence Criminal Case Affect my Family Law Case?

    Can a Domestic Violence Criminal Case Affect my Family Law Case?
    If you are going through a dissolution, it will be handled by the Family Law Court. This court is very different from the criminal court. The laws are different, procedures are different, and the Judges are different. If you are going through…
  • Oct 28

    Different Levels of Criminal Offense

    Different Levels of Criminal Offense
    When you have been arrested on suspicion of having committed a criminal offense, you will be issued a citation. The citation will contain the date in which you have to appear in court, the courthouse, the law that you have violated, and…
Rank this Week: 826

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

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

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
  • May 20

    Stairs More Deadly Than Motor Vehicles?

    Stairs More Deadly Than Motor Vehicles?
    Most people understand that someone who meets the criteria for a DUI in Los Angeles has a good chance of getting hurt if he or she gets behind the wheel. But people in Wisconsin–and perhaps in other states as well–are more likely…
  • May 18

    DUI Drivers Run Out of Gas and into Trouble

    DUI Drivers Run Out of Gas and into Trouble
    Anyone who’s ever run out of gas while traveling knows just how much of a problem it can be to get the car to a safe place, call for help and wait until that assistance arrives. But if cops show up and discover that drivers have another…
  • May 13

    You Don’t Need a Car for a DUI Arrest

    You Don’t Need a Car for a DUI Arrest
    When police arrest someone for a Los Angeles DUI, the suspect is usually driving something like a sedan, an SUV, a motorcycle or a truck. But that doesn’t mean that DUI arrests are limited to people driving this type of motor vehicle.…
Rank this Week: 313

Los Angeles Injury Attorney Blog

Los Angeles Injury Attorney Blog

Covers personal injury, auto accident, and medical negligence news. By Estey & Bomberger, LLP.

http://www.losangelesinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 9

    Teen Boy Tragically Killed in Upland Hit-and-Run Accident

    Teen Boy Tragically Killed in Upland Hit-and-Run Accident
    SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY - A 13-year-old boy was tragically killed Monday night in a hit-and-run collision that took place at the intersection of Campus Avenue and Arrow Highway in Upland. According to police, the crash occurred shortly before…
  • Oct 4

    Teen Girl Tragically Killed in Collision Involving Suspected DUI Driver

    Teen Girl Tragically Killed in Collision Involving Suspected DUI Driver
    LOS ANGELES COUNTY - A 17-year-old girl was tragically killed after the vehicle she was riding in crashed into the back of a Nissan late Tuesday night in West Covina. California Highway Patrol officers said the driver of the car, Arianna…
  • Sep 24

    Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Skechers Shape-ups Broken Toe Injurie

    Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Skechers Shape-ups Broken Toe Injurie
    Q. What are the symptoms of a broken toe? A. The most common symptoms of a broken toe are: swelling, bruising, difficulty bearing weight, pain, and reduced range of motion. If these symptoms persist, even after you stopped wearing Skechers…
Rank this Week: 305

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

Includes topics such as copyright litigation, licensing, patent litigation, TTAB, trademark applications, and trademark litigation. By Los Angeles, California intellectual property lawyer, Milord A. Keshishian.

http://www.iptrademarkattorney.com/
  • May 4

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar

    I'm Speaking At Bridgeport's Trade Secrets CLE Seminar
    On May 8, 2015, I have the pleasure of speaking at Bridgeport Continuing Education's "Trade Secret and Employee Mobility" seminar. For a list of the distinguished speakers and topics, click here . I will be speaking about the…
  • Apr 10

    Vampire Wines Bites Into Yard House’s Vampire Taco Trademark With Infringement Lawsuit

    Vampire Wines Bites Into Yard House’s Vampire Taco Trademark With Infringement Lawsuit
    TI Beverage Group and its attorney, trademark licensor, and co-plaintiff Michael Machat are not drinking at the Yard House and nothing seems to be merry despite the consumption of tacos and alcohol. Plaintiffs appear to have more of an…
  • Jan 30

    Say “Super Bowl” and Suffer the NFL’s Trademark Infringement Traumatic Brain Injury

    Say “Super Bowl” and Suffer the NFL’s Trademark Infringement Traumatic Brain Injury
    Every year the NFL’s trademark attorneys aggressively send cease and desist letters to business using the term “Super Bowl,” threatening them with the trademark law equivalent of traumatic brain injury. Even churches are not granted…
Rank this Week: 747

Louisiana Lawyer Blog

Louisiana Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, medical malpractice, and wrongful death. By Broussard David

http://www.louisianalawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 6

    Gretna woman falls through hole in houseboat, sues owner for injurie

    Gretna woman falls through hole in houseboat, sues owner for injurie
    Under Louisiana law, property owners have a duty to keep their property in a reasonably safe condition for invited guests or other individuals who have a legal right to be on the property. Determining how far this duty extends, or what this…
  • Mar 23

    Brothers Gas Station Sued for Customer’s Injurie

    Brothers Gas Station Sued for Customer’s Injurie
    Many of us have undoubtedly taken advantage of the recent low gas prices. At well under $2.00/gallon in January and February, gasoline consumption has skyrocketed. And as we flock in droves to our local gas stations, we expect properly…
  • Mar 16

    Environmental Damages Lawsuit Remanded to State Court

    Environmental Damages Lawsuit Remanded to State Court
    Several local oil and gas companies recently received a setback by two federal judges in an ongoing environmental lawsuit filed by Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes. Finding that the claims asserted by the plaintiff-parishes were based in…
Rank this Week: 804

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • May 22

    Other Things to Read!

    Other Things to Read!
    Here are some reading recommendations for the holiday weekend (this assumes, of course, that you have already read carefully and in full each of the 3,396 posts and one book that I have spewed forth to date): Former federal…
  • May 21

    Police Report Says 12-Year-Old's Crime Was "Abated by Death" (After They Shot Him)

    Police Report Says 12-Year-Old's Crime Was "Abated by Death" (After They Shot Him)
    You hopefully recall the case of Tamir Rice, the sixth-grader killed by a Cleveland police officer last November even though the 911 caller who reported that the boy had a gun told the dispatcher it was "probably fake." This…
  • May 21

    Judge Ignores Defense Lawyer Because He Is an Owl

    Judge Ignores Defense Lawyer Because He Is an Owl
    The caption in this KGMH report oversells the story a bit, but then so does my headline. The Aspen Times reported on May 19 that a man who was accused of violating a protective order brought a stuffed owl…
Rank this Week: 399

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 24

    Mylan's Dutch Pill

    Mylan's Dutch Pill
    Mylan, which moved its domicile last year to the Netherlands in an inversion transaction, has a new tool to deploy in its defense against an unwanted bid from Teva. Yesterday, the Financial Times noted that Mylan was preparing to deploy...
  • Apr 23

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation
    For what it's worth, Chu and Zhao have released a paper, The Dark Side of Shareholder Litigation: Evidence from Corporate Takeovers, and the abstract: Exploiting the staggered adoption of universal demand (UD) laws by 23 states between 1989…
  • Apr 22

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?
    By now a coin flip? -bjmq
Rank this Week: 154

Mac Law Students

Mac Law Students

Macintosh + Law School.

http://www.maclawstudents.com/blog/
  • May 20

    Official List of States that will Support ExamSoft’s SofTest Mac

    Official List of States that will Support ExamSoft’s SofTest Mac
    Here is the official list of states supporting the Mac version of ExamSoft’s test software: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut,  Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas,…
  • May 18

    Update on ExamSoft: Bars to use ExamSoft’s SofTest Mac

    Update on ExamSoft: Bars to use ExamSoft’s SofTest Mac
    Looks like most of the State Bar Examiners will allow the use of ExamSoft’s SofTest Mac. Dear Administrator, We’re very excited with the response we’ve received from Mac users at your school and we’d like to request your assistance in…
  • Feb 17

    “It’s wonderful to have a beginner’s mind.”

    “It’s wonderful to have a beginner’s mind.”
    In 1996, Wired interviewed Steve Jobs. I gave that interview another look last night, and was startled (not for the first time) at how much he got right, and how much of the interview telegraphed things to come from Apple. “It’s wonderful…
Rank this Week: 222

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

Coves law, society, and technology. By University of Pittsburgh professor Mike Madison, Loyola University Chicago professor Brett Frischmann and Seton Hall Law professor Frank Pasquale.

http://madisonian.net
  • May 14

    #Pittsburgh Contrast

    #Pittsburgh Contrast
    The @pittsburghpg sometimes provides just the right amount of head-scratching source material. From one side of the newsroom, today’s paper brings the annual special report on business titled “In the Lead,” with…
  • Apr 30

    #FutureLaw 2015 Thought

    #FutureLaw 2015 Thought
    “Future Law 2015,” a conference “focusing on how technology is changing the landscape of the legal profession, the law itself, and how these changes impact us all” starts later today at Stanford Law School, organized…
  • Apr 29

    Deere Thing

    Deere Thing
    This: “In a particularly spectacular display of corporate delusion, John Deere—the world’s largest agricultural machinery maker —told the Copyright Office that farmers don’t own their tractors. Because computer…
Rank this Week: 985

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

Covers personal injury law issues and topics, including medical malpractice, product liability, and worker's compensation.

http://www.chicagoinjuryattorneyblog.com/blog/
  • May 22

    May is National Bike Month

    May is National Bike Month
    Bicycling promotes a healthy lifestyle and environment, and riding a bike can be a safe, enjoyable way to get from place to place. However, bicycling does not come without risks. As with any form of transportation, bicycling can be dangerous…
  • May 19

    May is Motorcycle Safety Month

    May is Motorcycle Safety Month
    Riding a motorcycle comes with a significant set of risks, but these risks can be lessened by utilizing safe riding practices. For starters, motorcycles are much less crashworthy than their enclosed counterparts. A motorcycle’s small…
  • May 15

    Staying Safe While Keeping Fit

    Staying Safe While Keeping Fit
    It’s the time of year when people in and around Chicago start getting outside to shake off the rust from the winter and get back into their fitness routines. If you will be walking, jogging or riding your bike on the roads, here are…
Rank this Week: 884

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 147