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Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jan 24

    Michigan Union Membership Falls to Record Low

    Michigan Union Membership Falls to Record Low
    We are used to seeing declining unionization and membership rates across the country. Another unfortunate trend (depending on your perspective) is a decline in unionization in those states that historically back organized labor. The great…
  • Jan 23

    Penalizing Coaches – No, Not Bill Belichick

    Penalizing Coaches – No, Not Bill Belichick
    There’s some reason to believe that employers are utilizing liquidated damages clauses in their employment contracts to a greater extent than previously. This makes sense from their perspective because damages from an employee’s breach of…
  • Jan 21

    Tomlins on Vinel’s The Employee: A Political History

    Tomlins on Vinel’s The Employee: A Political History
    Christopher Tomlins has posted a review of Jean-Christian Vinel, The Employee: A Political History (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013). Vinel teaches American History at Université Paris-Diderot, and his book traces the history of the…
Rank this Week: 103

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jan 24

    Another remarkable exoneration thanks only to NC Innocence Inquiry Commission

    Another remarkable exoneration thanks only to NC Innocence Inquiry Commission
    On this blog, I typically do not extensively cover or frequently discuss exonerations and criminal appeals based on actual innocence claims because, as some may know, I fear guilt/innocence concerns can at times distort sentencing procedures…
  • Jan 23

    Eight years after Baze, Supreme Court takes up another lethal injection challenge

    Eight years after Baze, Supreme Court takes up another lethal injection challenge
    As reported in this new USA Today piece, taking up a "case that could have broad implications for hundreds of death row inmates, the Supreme Court will consider whether a drug protocol used in recent lethal injections violates the…
  • Jan 23

    "Where Do We Go from Here? Mass Incarceration and the Struggle for Civil Rights"

    "Where Do We Go from Here? Mass Incarceration and the Struggle for Civil Rights"
    The title of this post is the title of this recent essay by Robynn J.A. Cox from the Economic Policy Institute. Here is the essay's executive summary: On the surface, crime and punishment appear to be unsophisticated matters. After all,...
Rank this Week: 376

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Jan 24

    Supreme Court to review drug used in botched Oklahoma execution

    Supreme Court to review drug used in botched Oklahoma execution
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma. The justices agreed Friday to review whether the sedative…
  • Jan 21

    Housing discrimination case could have broad implication

    Housing discrimination case could have broad implication
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSCase on judges’ campaign fundraising divides Supreme Court Supreme Court to consider whether all states must recognize same-sex marriage Elite circle of lawyers finds repeat success getting…
  • Jan 20

    Case on judges’ campaign fundraising divides Supreme Court

    Case on judges’ campaign fundraising divides Supreme Court
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSSupreme Court to consider whether all states must recognize same-sex marriage Shields and Brooks on same-sex right to marry, Romney run resistance Elite circle of lawyers finds repeat success…
Rank this Week: 742

Switchboard

Switchboard

Covers global warming, energy and climate issues, pollution and oil dependence. From the Natural Resources Defense Council.

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
Rank this Week: 490

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jan 24

    No Bad Blood Here: Turning the Clock Back With Parabiosi

    No Bad Blood Here: Turning the Clock Back With Parabiosi
    Parabiosis is a 150-year-old surgical technique that unites the vasculature of two living animals; it mimics natural instances of shared blood supply, such as conjoined twins or animals that share a placenta in the womb. Experiments with…
  • Jan 24

    Family Seeks to Access Son's Digital Data

    Family Seeks to Access Son's Digital Data
    When Bill and Kristi Anderson lost their son Jake in December 2013 from hypothermia, they were surprised to discover that without a search warrant, the law does not permit them access to Jake’s final text messages, phone calls or…
  • Jan 24

    The Outdated QPRT

    The Outdated QPRT
    Qualified personal residence trusts (QPRTs) may have outlived their usefulness and cause more damage to an estate plan than they are worth. QPRTs were popular in the 1980s when the Federal estate tax exemption was $600,000. The increase of…
Rank this Week: 35

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Covers South Carolina divorce, custody and family law issues. By Gregory S. Forman.

http://www.gregoryforman.com
  • Jan 24

    How mediators and attorneys can make mediation more productive

    How mediators and attorneys can make mediation more productive
    For attorneys and their clients there’s often much unproductive time during mediation. When the mediator is meeting with the opposing party, the attorney and client are often merely waiting to react to the next offer, and little…
  • Jan 23

    Negotiating with a gun to one’s head

    Negotiating with a gun to one’s head
    The family court won’t approve agreements that are obtained through coercion. However, “coercion” in this legal sense is quite different, and much more limited, than what coercion means to the general public. If one executed…
  • Jan 21

    Getting the child’s items returned at the end of visitation

    Getting the child’s items returned at the end of visitation
    Recently I prosecuted a rule to show cause in which one of my client’s goal was to get her child’s items returned. The father’s visitation had been cut short and he failed to return the child’s clothes and electronics…
Rank this Week: 562

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jan 24

    Freedom of Speech, Blasphemy, and Terrorism After Charlie Hebdo

    Freedom of Speech, Blasphemy, and Terrorism After Charlie Hebdo
    The Economist discusses whether crackdowns on freedom of speech and freedom of the press around the world are likely, or already happening, after the Charlie Hebdo attack.
  • Jan 24

    Balancing Test

    Balancing Test
    Martin London on the protections of the First Amendment for terrorist speech.
  • Jan 23

    The FCC and the Open Internet

    The FCC and the Open Internet
    Arthur H. Neill, New Media Rights & California Western School of Law, has published How the FCC Can Preserve the Open Internet & Net Neutrality Through Title II Reclassification. Here is the abstract. The case for reclassifying…
Rank this Week: 189

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 56

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jan 24

    Class Action Lawsuit Continues Against Family Court Judge

    Class Action Lawsuit Continues Against Family Court Judge
    A group of fathers in New Jersey have banded together to bring a class action lawsuit against five family court judges. They allege their constitutional rights were violated by orders made by these judges that deprived them of a relationship…
  • Jan 9

    A Clever Way to Collect Child Support

    A Clever Way to Collect Child Support
    Getting an order for child support is the first step and thankfully, for many children, also the last. Unfortunately, there are too many cases where a child support order is not worth the paper it’s written on because the paying parent…
  • Jan 7

    Ex-Wife Refuses to Cash Cheque for $975 Million Dollar

    Ex-Wife Refuses to Cash Cheque for $975 Million Dollar
    You may have read the headlines last fall concerning the divorce of billionaire Harold Hamm in Oklahoma. Mr. Hamm is the CEO and majority shareholder of Continental Resources Inc., a company branded as “America’s Oil…
Rank this Week: 830

Customs Law

Customs Law

Covers American customs law and international trade law. By Lawrence Friedman.

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 24

    No License, No Brokerage

    No License, No Brokerage
    United States v. Freight Forwarder International, Inc. is another recent decision I can dispose of quickly.Here's the deal. A freight forwarder that employs a licensed customs broker but does not hold a corporate license cannot legally engage…
  • Jan 24

    Welcome to 2015

    Welcome to 2015
    In case I have not already said it, Happy New Year. April of this year will mark the 10th year that I have written every word that appears on this blog. I am glad to have done it and hope it continues to be of value to all of you. At this…
  • Jan 23

    Ruling of the Week 2015.3: NAFTA CO by Power of Attorney

    Ruling of the Week 2015.3: NAFTA CO by Power of Attorney
    First, let me acknowledge what might be very obvious to you: the Court of International Trade has been pushing out customs opinions at an impressive rate this year. I am behind on cases, which prevents me from being behind on work. I…
Rank this Week: 253

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

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

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Jan 24

    Silent Witness Podcast

    Silent Witness Podcast
    @svphillimore and I spent our Friday night working out how to record a podcast, so that we could vent our respective spleens in a hopefully illuminating way about the Silent Witness child protection story line. You can listen to the podcast…
  • Jan 23

    Anonymous Committal

    Anonymous Committal
    Thurs 22 January 2015 : Daily Mail reports that “Judge defies the rules by jailing woman for contempt of court in secret because naming her will lead to her daughter being identified” and “decision made after judge was…
  • Jan 10

    I AM calm!

    I AM calm!
    I have learnt that it is usually a good idea to sleep on it after reading a Christopher Booker article, and not to write in anger. I have slept on this one for a whole week (force majeure) so I am positively serene as I write. Honest. This…
Rank this Week: 543

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
  • Jan 24

    4A_115/2014: Adäquater Kausalzusammenhang bejaht

    4A_115/2014: Adäquater Kausalzusammenhang bejaht
    B. (Fahrzeuglenker) kollidierte als Lenker eines Lieferwagens auf einer Kreuzung mit einem Motorradfahrer. Dieser wurde in ein Kornfeld geschleudert, das wegen des auslaufenden Benzins Feuer fing. Der Motorradfahrer erlag seinen schweren…
  • Jan 24

    4A_365/2014: Instruktionsfehler in der Patienteninformation zur Pille "Yasmin" verneint

    4A_365/2014: Instruktionsfehler in der Patienteninformation zur Pille "Yasmin" verneint
    C. (Klägerin, Beschwerdeführerin) erhielt als 16-jährige von ihrem Gynäkologen die Verhütungspille "Yasmin" verschrieben. Wenige Monate später brach die Klägerin zusammen und musste notfallmässig…
  • Jan 24

    4A_343/2014: Rückgabepflichten des Arbeitnehmers; Rechtsschutz in klaren Fällen (amtl. Publ.)

    4A_343/2014: Rückgabepflichten des Arbeitnehmers; Rechtsschutz in klaren Fällen (amtl. Publ.)
    Der Arbeitnehmer (Beschwerdegegner) war als "Compliance Manager" für die A. SA (Arbeitgeberin, Beschwerdeführerin) tätig, die ausländische Trusts, Stiftungen und Gesellschaften bezüglich Gründung, Finanzkontrolle…
Rank this Week: 101

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/
  • Jan 24

    Unjust To Disbar?

    Unjust To Disbar?
    Reciprocal (but not identical) discipline was imposed by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department based on an attorney's 2012 disbarment in New Jersey. The court ordered a two-year suspension the Special Referee…
  • Jan 24

    Former Governor Suspended

    Former Governor Suspended
    From the web page of the Virginia State Bar Effective January 29, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Robert Francis McDonnell’s license to practice law in Virginia based on his conviction for eleven felonies…
  • Jan 23

    No Guilty Knowledge

    No Guilty Knowledge
    An interesting decision from a single justice of the Maine Supreme Court dismissed disciplinary charges arising from his work as his law firm's senior associate representing GMAC in a large number of foreclosure actions. It was reported to…
Rank this Week: 310

Law Blog

Law Blog

Covers law and business and the business of law. By the Wall Street Journal.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Jan 24

    Protest Group Foils Supreme Court on Cameras Again

    Protest Group Foils Supreme Court on Cameras Again
    The Supreme Court prohibits cameras in its courtroom, but twice now an activist group has captured video of protests it has conducted during court sessions.
  • Jan 23

    Lethal Injection Drug Protocol to Get High Court Review

    Lethal Injection Drug Protocol to Get High Court Review
    The Supreme Court said Friday it would examine whether Oklahoma’s lethal-injection protocol violates the constitutional prohibition on cruel and unusual punishments.
  • Jan 23

    NFL Taps Attorney Ted Wells to Lead ‘Deflategate’ Probe

    NFL Taps Attorney Ted Wells to Lead ‘Deflategate’ Probe
    The National Football League on Friday said it has appointed Manhattan attorney Theodore V. Wells Jr. to get to the bottom of "deflategate," the burgeoning controversy over whether the New England Patriots illegally altered footballs for last…
Rank this Week: 73

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

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

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 106

On the Record

On the Record

Covers business, legal and government-related news. By The Daily Record.

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
Rank this Week: 142

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
Rank this Week: 59

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jan 24

    Grand Theft Vino

    Grand Theft Vino
    Kerana Todorov reports for the Napa Valley Register:Investigators have recovered the bulk of the premium wine bottles stolen from The French Laundry on Christmas Day, according to the Napa County Sheriff's Office. No arrests have been…
  • Jan 23

    The Underpolicing of Black America

    The Underpolicing of Black America
    Jill Leovy has this essay in the WSJ:In predominantly African-American neighborhoods of U.S. cities, far too many killers have gotten away with far too many crimes for far too long, fueling a disastrous murder epidemic. Solving these murders…
  • Jan 23

    U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Lethal Injection Case

    U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Lethal Injection Case
    As noted here and here last week, the U.S. Supreme Court declined, 5-4, to issue a stay of execution for Oklahoma murderer Charles Warner, who raped and murdered a baby. Justice Sotomayor dissented, joined by Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, and…
Rank this Week: 341

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

A New York Criminal Defense Blog. By Scott H. Greenfield.

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jan 24

    Not In My Court, They Don’t

    Not In My Court, They Don’t
    The video of oral argument before the 9th Circuit in Baca v. Adams is making the rounds, and it certainly worth watching for anyone interested in lying prosecutors and what happens to them.  Sidney Powell provides the story at the New…
  • Jan 24

    The Core Mission of a Traffic Stop

    The Core Mission of a Traffic Stop
    At Volokh Conspiracy, Orin Kerr discusses oral argument in the Rodriguez case, which apparently departed from its stated issue (how long after the completion of a traffic stop may a person be detained for the purpose of conducting a dog…
  • Jan 23

    Misnavigation

    Misnavigation
    When Washington State took the leap by establishing the first non-lawyer legal post, the Limited License Legal Technician, it was a huge step forward in providing a lower-tier resource for basic legal advice and services.  Indeed, it…
Rank this Week: 37

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: 317

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jan 24

    It Is Time to End Tenure at Age 70

    It Is Time to End Tenure at Age 70
    Dan Subotnik (Touro), Untenuring Tenure: A specter haunting the academy today is of an intellectually wizened white male professoriate refusing to step aside for au courant, energetic, ambitious, and of course diverse younger faculty. Part of…
  • Jan 24

    Maine Governor Proposes Taxing Large Charitie

    Maine Governor Proposes Taxing Large Charitie
    Wall Street Journal, Maine Gov. LePage Wants to Tax Big Nonprofits: A sweeping proposal to cut taxes for Maine families and businesses could upend one of the most widely accepted practices in the country: the property-tax exemption for…
  • Jan 24

    Houston Hosts Moot Court National Championship This Weekend

    Houston Hosts Moot Court National Championship This Weekend
    The University of Houston Law Center hosts the Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship this weekend. The sixteen law schools with the most highly ranked moot court programs are competing over an international tax problem.
Rank this Week: 42

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 9

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
Rank this Week: 504

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/
  • Jan 24

    ALJ Hearing Processing Times and Pending Claims: The Statistics Tell All

    ALJ Hearing Processing Times and Pending Claims: The Statistics Tell All
    The National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives is the most authoritative voice for disability claimants. According to NOSSCR, the situation is bad and getting worse for claimants. Fewer cases are being granted, and it…
  • Jan 23

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    When fathers are left in charge of small children…
  • Jan 22

    Ever Considered Car Sharing? How to Know if these Programs Can be Trusted

    Ever Considered Car Sharing? How to Know if these Programs Can be Trusted
    The investment in a car is a large one—not only do most people have monthly car payments, but repairs, regular maintenance, paying for gas, and insurance costs can pile on quickly. Unlike other assets such as a home, vehicles depreciate…
Rank this Week: 707

California Criminal Attorney Blog

California Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers news and updates on California criminal defense cases. By Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, P.L.C.

http://www.californiacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 24

    CEO Arrested on 33 Felony Counts of Lewd Acts and Child Pornography

    CEO Arrested on 33 Felony Counts of Lewd Acts and Child Pornography
    Qayed Murtaza Shareef, 39, an Orange County CEO is suspected of using a social messaging application to convince two boys to trade explicit photos and videos with him is being held on $2 million bail. Shareef, of Aliso Viejo, faces 33 felony…
  • Jan 19

    Two Teachers Arrested for Incidents with Students in San Clemente

    Two Teachers Arrested for Incidents with Students in San Clemente
    Michelle Ghirelli, a teacher at West Covina high school was arrested on suspicion of having sexual relations with an underage student. Ghirelli, 30, is suspected of having the sexual contact with the minor in December while staying overnight…
  • Jan 15

    Anaheim Man Arrested for Counterfeiting

    Anaheim Man Arrested for Counterfeiting
    Steven Cervantes, of Anaheim man is facing federal counterfeiting charges after police officers found drugs and counterfeiting equipment in a Fountain Valley hotel room. Cervantes, and a friend, were arrested last week Huntington Beach…
Rank this Week: 738

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

Covers future technology for the lawyer of today. By Richard M. Georges.

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Jan 24

    Save The Drama For Your Mama

    Save The Drama For Your Mama
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Jan 24

    Bringing Lollipop To Galaxy Note 4

    Bringing Lollipop To Galaxy Note 4
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Jan 23

    Google Becoming A Wireless Carrier? Just Say No.

    Google Becoming A Wireless Carrier? Just Say No.
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 487

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jan 24

    FEDERAL COURT PERMANENTLY BLOCKS DISCRIMINATORY ARIZONA BAN ON DRIVERS LICENSES FOR IMMIGRANT YOUTH

    FEDERAL COURT PERMANENTLY BLOCKS DISCRIMINATORY ARIZONA BAN ON DRIVERS LICENSES FOR IMMIGRANT YOUTH
    Earlier this week, a federal district court judge in Arizona permanently blocked a ban on drivers' licenses for immigrant youth ordered by Governor Jan Brewer. The ruling is the latest in a series of victories for DREAMers in Arizona Dream...
  • Jan 24

    UC Berkeley Plans to Build a Global Campus, 10 Miles From Home

    UC Berkeley Plans to Build a Global Campus, 10 Miles From Home
    As reported by the Chronicle of Higher Education, the University of California at Berkeley plans to open a global campus. Under the plan, partner universities from around the world would set up shop at a new outpost just 10 miles...
  • Jan 23

    Changing Patterns in U.S. Immigration and Population

    Changing Patterns in U.S. Immigration and Population
    The U.S. Census Bureau projects that net international migration to the United States will become the primary driver of the nation’s population growth between 2027 and 2038. This brief examines current population trends among the foreign-…
Rank this Week: 71

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers life insurance, disability insurance, and claims denial. By Mark S. Humphreys, P.C.

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 24

    Stowers Claim

    Stowers Claim
    Every Dallas and Fort Worth insurance lawyer has to have an understanding of "Stowers" claims. Under Texas law, a demand for policy limits is generally referred to as a Stowers demand and can give rise to a suit against the...
  • Jan 22

    Allstate Sues Medical Providers For Fraud

    Allstate Sues Medical Providers For Fraud
    Most Fort Worth insurance lawyers will be aware of this case. It is a Houston Court of Appeals [14th Dist.] case styled, Allstate v. Rehab Alliance of Texas. This Court upheld the trial Court summary judgment in favor of Rehab...
  • Jan 20

    Life Insurance ERISA Plan

    Life Insurance ERISA Plan
    Life Insurance attorneys in the Dallas and Fort Worth area will see life insurance policies that are ERISA plans. They learn quickly that ERISA plans are different from other types of life insurance plans. This is illustrated in a 5th...
Rank this Week: 439

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Jan 24

    Will Kevin McCarty Remain Florida's Insurance Commissioner?

    Will Kevin McCarty Remain Florida's Insurance Commissioner?
    Kevin McCarty has been Florida’s insurance commissioner since 2003 and has worked for the state for the past 26 years, but rumors have been spreading that Commissioner Kevin McCarty may not survive the transition into Governor Rick…
  • Jan 23

    New Jersey Independent Adjuster Sentenced to 32-Months in Prison for Defrauding the New Jersey Turnpike Authority

    New Jersey Independent Adjuster Sentenced to 32-Months in Prison for Defrauding the New Jersey Turnpike Authority
    On January 8, 2015, Robert Napolitano, of Clifton, New Jersey was sentenced to thirty-two (32) months in prison and three years supervised release1 after pleading guilty to “charges that he defrauded the [New Jersey Turnpike Authority…
  • Jan 22

    Depreciation of Labor When Calculating Actual Cash Value: The Great Divide

    Depreciation of Labor When Calculating Actual Cash Value: The Great Divide
    Whether labor costs can be depreciated when determining the actual cash value of a covered loss is an issue that comes up frequently for policyholders and those who represent them. I recently researched the issue and was surprised to find the…
Rank this Week: 348

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Jan 24

    From the Cover of Rolling Stone to...

    From the Cover of Rolling Stone to...
    Bob Dylan goes from the cover of Rolling Stone magazine ... to the cover of AARP Magazine.... More signs that the times they are a changin' for elder boomers!
  • Jan 23

    Oregon's Law That Mandates "Elder Abuse Reporting" by Lawyers Now in Effect

    Oregon's Law That Mandates "Elder Abuse Reporting" by Lawyers Now in Effect
    As outlined in the Bar Counsel column of the January issue of the Oregon State Bar Bulletin, on January 1, 2015, lawyers became mandated reporters of suspected elder abuse, including physical abuse, neglect, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, and…
  • Jan 22

    Can Private Parties Sue to Challenge Underfunding of Medicaid-Care? Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument

    Can Private Parties Sue to Challenge Underfunding of Medicaid-Care? Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument
    Oral argument on Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Care Center before the U.S. Supreme Court on January 20 highlighted important issues of private standing to challenge funding under state-federal Medicaid programs. "The case raises the…
Rank this Week: 515

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/
  • Jan 24

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "The Force of Law" by Schauer

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "The Force of Law" by Schauer
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends The Force of Law by Frederick Schauer. Here is a description: Many legal theorists maintain that laws are effective because we internalize them, obeying even when not compelled to do so. In a comprehensive…
  • Jan 24

    Download of the Week: "Original Meaning & the Precedent Fallback" by Kozel

    Download of the Week: "Original Meaning & the Precedent Fallback" by Kozel
    Randy J. Kozel (Notre Dame Law School) has posted Original Meaning and the Precedent Fallback (Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 68, No. 1, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: There is longstanding tension between originalism and judicial…
  • Jan 23

    Kasner on National Security Leaks & Constitutional Duty

    Kasner on National Security Leaks & Constitutional Duty
    Alexander J. Kasner (Stanford Law School) has posted National Security Leaks and Constitutional Duty (Stanford Law Review, Vol. 67, No. 1, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Edward Snowden’s disclosure of national security information is…
Rank this Week: 38

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Jan 24

    Delaware Supreme Court Holds That Revlon Does Not Require Active Market Check

    Delaware Supreme Court Holds That Revlon Does Not Require Active Market Check
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Jason M. Halper, partner in the Securities Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement Practice Group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, and is based on an Orrick publication by Mr.…
  • Jan 23

    Director Tenure: A Solution in Search of a Problem

    Director Tenure: A Solution in Search of a Problem
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Scott C. Herlihy, partner in the Corporate Department at Latham & Watkins LLP, and is based on an article by Mr. Herlihy, Steven B. Stokdyk, and Joel H. Trotter that originally appeared…
  • Jan 23

    REIT and Real Estate M&A in 2015

    REIT and Real Estate M&A in 2015
    Editor's Note: Adam Emmerich is a partner in the corporate department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz focusing primarily on mergers and acquisitions and securities law matters. This post is based on a Wachtell Lipton firm memorandum by…
Rank this Week: 151

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 16

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 24

    DESI VI Workshop on Machine Learning in E-Discovery & Information Governance

    DESI VI Workshop on Machine Learning in E-Discovery & Information Governance
    Organizing Committee:Jason R. Baron, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; University of MarylandJack G. Conrad, Thomson ReutersAmanda Jones, H5Dave Lewis, David D. Lewis ConsultingDouglas W. Oard, University of MarylandPurpose: The DESI VI…
  • Jan 23

    What CENTCOM Can Teach You About Cloud Security

    What CENTCOM Can Teach You About Cloud Security
    By Sekhar SarukkaiIndividuals calling themselves the “CyberCaliphate” hacked into the Twitter feed for the U.S. military’s Central Command last week, and for 40 minutes posted photos, links, and videos before the account was…
  • Jan 22

    Podcast: The Government’s Dark Data: A Decade of Discovery

    Podcast: The Government’s Dark Data: A Decade of Discovery
    By Sharon Nelson, John Simek and Guest Jason BaronIn this episode of Digital Detectives, Sharon Nelson and John Simek interview Jason Baron about information governance, dark data, open government, and his role in The…
Rank this Week: 29

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

Covers nursing home abuse and litigation. By Poliakoff & Associates.

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Jan 24

    “Three Strike Plan”

    “Three Strike Plan”
    KLTV had an article on Texas lawmaker Charles Schwertner who is pressing lawmakers to enact a more stringent policy towards nursing homes with established violations of abuse and neglect. Senator Schwertner has proposed legislation that,…
  • Jan 23

    Canadian Study on Use of Anti-psychotic

    Canadian Study on Use of Anti-psychotic
    The Star of Ontario conducted an investigation into the usage of potentially lethal pharmaceutical drugs. According to the survey, some doctors are continuing to use the dangerous drugs, despite the fact that many of them come with a…
  • Jan 22

    Video Catches Rapist

    Video Catches Rapist
    The New York Daily News reported Laszlo Molnar, the owner of AA Adult Family Home nursing facility has been charged with second degree rape.  He is accused of sexually exploiting an 83 year old dementia patient within his own…
Rank this Week: 111

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Jan 24

    Circuit Split Over Section 10(b) Claims for Failures to Disclose

    Circuit Split Over Section 10(b) Claims for Failures to Disclose
    The Second Circuit just split from the Ninth in Stratte-Mcclure v. Stanley, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 428 (2d Cir. N.Y. Jan. 12, 2015) regarding whether a company violates Section 10(b) - and is subject to private lawsuits - for failure...
  • Jan 23

    Social Enterprise Resources Updated - January 2015

    Social Enterprise Resources Updated - January 2015
    I recently updated my research chart entitled Corporate Forms of Social Enterprise: Comparing the State Statutes. Always open to suggestions on how to improve the chart. As the number of corporation-based social enterprise state statutes has…
  • Jan 22

    Disruption in Dublin

    Disruption in Dublin
    I have just returned from Dublin, which may be one of my new favorite cities. For the fifth year in a row, I have had the pleasure of participating as a mentor in the LawWithoutWalls (“LWOW”) program run by University...
Rank this Week: 185

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Jan 24

    Searing: Charitable (Anti)Trust

    Searing: Charitable (Anti)Trust
    Elizabeth A.M. Searing (School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University) has published Charitable (Anti)Trust: The Role of Antitrust Regulation in the Nonprofit Sector, 5 Nonprofit Policy Forum 261 (2014). Here is the abstract: The purpose…
  • Jan 24

    Cooney et al.: Benefit Corporation and L3C Adoption: A Survey

    Cooney et al.: Benefit Corporation and L3C Adoption: A Survey
    Kate Cooney (School of Management, Yale), Justin Koushyar (Business School, Emory), Matthew Lee (INSEAD (Singapore)), and Haskell Murray (Belmont) have posted the results of their research titled Benefit Corporation and L3C Adoption: A Survey…
  • Jan 24

    Hemphill & Cullari: The Benefit Corporation: Corporate Governance and the For-profit Social Entrepreneur

    Hemphill & Cullari: The Benefit Corporation: Corporate Governance and the For-profit Social Entrepreneur
    Thomas A. Hemphill and Francine Cullari (both School of Management, Michigan-Flint) have published The Benefit Corporation: Corporate Governance and the For-profit Social Entrepreneur, 119 Business and Society Review 519 (2014). Here is the…
Rank this Week: 427

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 27

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jan 24

    DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION TO HOLD

    DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION TO HOLD
    From the Press Release: WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will host a joint public workshop, Examining Health Care Competition, on Feb. 24 and 25, 2015, in the Constitution Center Auditorium…
  • Jan 23

    Either or Both Competition: A "Two-sided" Theory of Advertising with Overlapping Viewership

    Either or Both Competition: A "Two-sided" Theory of Advertising with Overlapping Viewership
    Attila Ambrus (Duke University), Emilio Calvano (CSEF, Universita di Napoli Federico II), and Markus Reisinger (Otto Beisheim School of Management) Either or Both Competition: A "Two-sided" Theory of Advertising with Overlapping…
  • Jan 23

    CPI Antitrust Chronicle: The New EU Directive on Antitrust Damages Actions January Issue

    CPI Antitrust Chronicle: The New EU Directive on Antitrust Damages Actions January Issue
    CPI Antitrust Chronicle: The New EU Directive on Antitrust Damages Actions The new EU Directive on Antitrust Damages Actions came into force on Christmas Day, with a promise of wide-spread effects. It's designed to increase the ability of…
Rank this Week: 52

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

Tracks judicial, legislative, policy, and academic developments concerning medical futility. By Professor Thaddeus Mason Pope.

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 494

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jan 24

    Weekend Roundup: January 17-23, 2015

    Weekend Roundup: January 17-23, 2015
    by An Hertogen by An Hertogen This week on Opinio Juris, we hosted a symposium on International Law as Behavior, following a workshop at the University of Georgia in late 2014. Elena Baylis discussed the methodological, theoretical and…
  • Jan 22

    No, Going to the ICC Is Not “Lawfare” by Palestine

    No, Going to the ICC Is Not “Lawfare” by Palestine
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Just Security has published two long guest posts (here and here) on the ICC and Palestine by Nimrod Karin, a J.S.D. candidate at New York University School of Law who was previously Deputy Legal…
  • Jan 22

    Does President Obama Need Congress’s Approval to Sign a Nuclear Deal with Iran? Can Congress Force Him to Get Their Approval?

    Does President Obama Need Congress’s Approval to Sign a Nuclear Deal with Iran? Can Congress Force Him to Get Their Approval?
    by Julian Ku The fight between President Obama and Congress over Cuba policy is nothing compared the brewing struggle over a U.S.-Iran agreement over Iran's nuclear program. I noticed this little foreign affairs law nugget today from the…
Rank this Week: 195

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

Provides global food safety news & information. By Marler Clark LLP, PS.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Jan 23

    Study Suggests Country-of-Origin Labeling Has Not Hurt U.S. Meat Import

    Study Suggests Country-of-Origin Labeling Has Not Hurt U.S. Meat Import
    Mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) has not impaired meat exports to the U.S., says Auburn University professor Robert Taylor. In new analysis of COOL’s impact released Thursday, he wrote that, “COOL has not had a…
  • Jan 23

    CDC: 115-Case Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Bean Sprouts is Officially Over

    CDC: 115-Case Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Bean Sprouts is Officially Over
    The Salmonella outbreak connected to bean sprouts that caused at least 115 illnesses in 12 Northeast states has been declared over, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At least 29 patients were…
  • Jan 23

    IN Firm Recalls Raw Frozen Pet Food for Possible Listeria Contamination

    IN Firm Recalls Raw Frozen Pet Food for Possible Listeria Contamination
    J.J. Fuds Inc. of Valparaiso, IN, is recalling a select lot and product of J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled product was distributed…
Rank this Week: 231

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports, and other matters of general interest to the Houston business, professional, and academic communities. Published by Houston attorney Tom Kirkendall.

http://blog.kir.com/
Rank this Week: 171

North Carolina Car Accident…

North Carolina Car Accident Lawyers Blog

Covers car accidents, drunk driving, and injuries to children. By Lee Law Offices.

http://www.northcarolinacaraccidentlawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    South Carolina Speeding Drivers Cause Rear-End Crashe

    South Carolina Speeding Drivers Cause Rear-End Crashe
    Recently, a school bus accident occurred involving a bus from the Greenville County School District. The accident happened before 7:00 a.m. and there were 10 students on the bus at the time of the incident. The bus slowed down to come to a…
  • Jan 22

    Comstock v. UPS Ground Freight, Inc. - Misconduct Ends in Crash Case Dismissal

    Comstock v. UPS Ground Freight, Inc. - Misconduct Ends in Crash Case Dismissal
    On any given day in the U.S., more than 90 people die and hundreds more are injured in motor vehicle accidents. In instances where these individuals and/or their survivors suffered harm due to the negligence of another, there may be ample…
  • Jan 17

    Chain Reaction Crashes Cause Injuries and Raise Legal Questions for North Carolina Driver

    Chain Reaction Crashes Cause Injuries and Raise Legal Questions for North Carolina Driver
    Drivers who are hurt in crashes can pursue compensation if someone was to blame. Sometimes, however, there are multiple drivers who could potentially be responsible for a collision. A Charlotte injury attorney can help in situations where…
Rank this Week: 944

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 661