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Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    The Best Websites To Help Track Trump’s Legal Change

    The Best Websites To Help Track Trump’s Legal Change
    Whether you adore Donald Trump or despise him, you have to admit that he has set himself an ambitious agenda for his first 100 days as president. As lawyers, we have not only a political interest in the policies he is seeking to implement,…
  • Feb 22

    New AI-Powered Patent Tool Helps Prepare Responses to Office Action

    New AI-Powered Patent Tool Helps Prepare Responses to Office Action
    A new tool being released today for patent lawyers and paralegals uses artificial intelligence and natural language processing to help prepare responses to office actions and then uses analytics to help predict how the case is likely to…
  • Feb 22

    News From Adobe: First Open, Cloud-Based Digital Signature, Plus New Functionality for Adobe Sign

    News From Adobe: First Open, Cloud-Based Digital Signature, Plus New Functionality for Adobe Sign
    asian woman hand holding tablet and using tablet in coffee shop with vintage toned. Last June, this blog reported on plans by Adobe and other industry groups, working through a group called the Cloud Signature Consortium, to build an open…
Rank this Week: 206

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week!

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week!
    This Kitten is delighted to bring you the 137th edition of Never Too Late covering the posts from 20 until 26 February!What?! February is almost Gone!!!!!!!Patents and the Silicon Valley of clothespinsNeil Wilkof ruminates about the…
  • Feb 27

    Appeal practice in Spain: long is out, footnotes are in

    Appeal practice in Spain: long is out, footnotes are in
    For Kat readers who agonize whether prolixity or brevity is the better approach in drafting court appeals, IP practitioners in Spain have now been given their marching orders. Kat friend Colm Ahern of Elzaburu in Madrid summarizes that the…
  • Feb 26

    Patents and the Silicon Valley of clothespin

    Patents and the Silicon Valley of clothespin
    The American comedian Rodney Dangerfield was most identified with his iconic line-—“I don’t get no respect.” He would have been so jealous of the clothespin, also called a “clothes peg”, or simply…
Rank this Week: 103

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

Covers business law. By Law Offices of Tony T. Liu.

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    You May Get Convicted If You Illegally Traded Securities on Information Given to You as a Gift

    You May Get Convicted If You Illegally Traded Securities on Information Given to You as a Gift
    Can someone be guilty of insider trading if that person gives no money to the source of information? If the person is just tipping off friends or family members with no money paid back in return? The answer from the Supreme Court is yes.…
  • Feb 20

    The Bathroom Battle Comes to California

    The Bathroom Battle Comes to California
    This year the culture wars burst into public bathrooms across the country with repercussions in California. If you have a single stall bathroom at your place of business a state law passed this year mandates that it doesn’t matter your…
  • Feb 13

    The Show Must Go On: Pageant Left High and Dry After Contractor Goes Belly Up

    The Show Must Go On: Pageant Left High and Dry After Contractor Goes Belly Up
    Those of us running businesses have a supporting cast, whether they’re contractors, suppliers, funders, banks, attorneys or employees. If a trusted cast member disappears at a critical time what do you do? Susan Jeske found herself in…
Rank this Week: 659

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
Rank this Week: 202

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 20

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Feb 27

    $50,000 Assessment for 6 Years of Back Pain

    $50,000 Assessment for 6 Years of Back Pain
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for soft tissue injuries arising from a vehicle collision. In today’s case (Harder v. Poettcker) the Plaintiff was involved in a…
  • Feb 20

    Double Costs Awarded After Trial Judgement Nearly Doubles Plaintiff Formal Offer

    Double Costs Awarded After Trial Judgement Nearly Doubles Plaintiff Formal Offer
    Reasons for judgement were released last week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, awarding a Plaintiff double costs after obtaining judgement nearly doubling her pre trial formal settlement offer. In the recent case (Risling v.…
  • Feb 16

    $110,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for “Likely Permanent” Vertigo

    $110,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for “Likely Permanent” Vertigo
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing non-pecuniary loss at $110,000 for chronic vertigo symptoms. In today’s case (Wright v. Mistry) the Plaintiff was involved in a 2006…
Rank this Week: 40

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney…

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers bonds, DUI, drug crimes and probation. By The Forbess Law Firm.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    “CAR HOPPING” IS A BURGLARY, TAKE A GUN FROM CAR, IT’S ARMED BURGLARY

    “CAR HOPPING” IS A BURGLARY, TAKE A GUN FROM CAR, IT’S ARMED BURGLARY
    Several Car Burglaries Reported in St. Johns County Recent news stories detail the arrest of a 14 year old boy in regards to several car burglaries in St. Johns County.  The 14 year old can’t be named because juvenile names are not…
  • Feb 10

    JACKSONVILLE SHERIFF’S CORRECTIONS OFFICER ARRESTED

    JACKSONVILLE SHERIFF’S CORRECTIONS OFFICER ARRESTED
    Only on Job a Week, No Union Protection, Terminated According to a report, a nineteen year old  Jacksonville Sheriff’s Corrections Officer was arrested and charged after leading his co-workers on a high speed chase on February 4,…
  • Feb 8

    FLORIDA SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED ON GUN CHARGES IN 8 YEAR OLD CHILD’S DEATH

    FLORIDA SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED ON GUN CHARGES IN 8 YEAR OLD CHILD’S DEATH
    Duval Man Arrested for Gun Charge in Case Involving Deceased Five Year Old A thirty four year old man has been arrested and charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon after an investigation into a murdered five year old…
Rank this Week: 452

Government Contracts Blog

Government Contracts Blog

The latest updates on developments affecting government contracts. Published by Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.governmentcontractslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 448

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

Covers Indian law and politics. By the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law.

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

    Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Judicial Posting

    Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Judicial Posting
    Here (PDF): Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is seeking a Full Time Associate Judge and a Part-time Deputy Judge Applicants must possess their Juris Doctorate from an accredited Law School with prior study and or practice in the field of ……
  • Feb 27

    Fletcher: “Indian Country And Climate Change After DAPL” @ Law360.com

    Fletcher: “Indian Country And Climate Change After DAPL” @ Law360.com
    Here: Indian Country And Climate Change After DAPL Law360, New York (February 27, 2017, 12:01 PM EST) — Matthew L.M. Fletcher In the chaos of the early weeks of the Trump administration, the president managed to highlight his support…
  • Feb 27

    SCOTUS Denies Cert in Alto v. Haugrud (San PascualDisenrollments)

    SCOTUS Denies Cert in Alto v. Haugrud (San PascualDisenrollments)
    Here is the order list. The cert petition is here: alto-cert-petition Lower court materials here.
Rank this Week: 294

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Feb 27

    Osgoode Law unveils three-year strategic plan

    Osgoode Law unveils three-year strategic plan
    The dean of Osgoode Hall Law School says accessibility for students and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples are key goals for the school in its strategic plan stretching until 2020.Lorne Sossin says the school has identified five key areas…
  • Feb 27

    Legal news roundup - Feb. 27, 2017

    Legal news roundup - Feb. 27, 2017
    CanadaPolice to provide update in case of TTC collector shot in neck in 2012, Canadian PressPrison violence costs Canada about $10 million in legal fees: investigator, Canadian PressCSIS saw 'no high privacy risks' with metadata crunching now…
  • Feb 24

    Judge certifies transvaginal mesh class action

    Judge certifies transvaginal mesh class action
    An Ontario judge has certified a class action lawsuit against medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific Ltd., in what lawyers say is the first successfully certified contested action concerning transvaginal meshes in Canada.In Vester v.…
Rank this Week: 65

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    SCOTUS grants cert on a habeas case from the 11th Circuit

    SCOTUS grants cert on a habeas case from the 11th Circuit
    Back in August 2016, the en banc 11th Circuit had 96 pages of opinions in this AEDPA case (Wilson v. Sellers).  I can honestly tell you that I haven't read it.  But some clerks at the Supreme Court did, and granted cert.  I…
  • Feb 27

    RIP Judge Wapner

    RIP Judge Wapner
    We need more judges like him.  For real.  Enjoy:
  • Feb 22

    Response to Joe Patrice's post on criminal defense lawyer

    Response to Joe Patrice's post on criminal defense lawyer
    As SDFLA blog readers know, I do not use this forum as a place to discuss my cases.  I use this blog as a place to cover news in this District and other court news that I find interesting.  Every now and then there is an exception,…
Rank this Week: 98

Fort Worth Injury Attorney Blog

Fort Worth Injury Attorney Blog

Features accident news, traffic laws, and personal injury verdicts and settlements. By William K. Berenson.

http://www.fortworthinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Judge Wapner, Perry Mason, And When You Should File Your Own Lawsuit

    Judge Wapner, Perry Mason, And When You Should File Your Own Lawsuit
    One of the most respected judges of our day, Joseph A. Wapner, died yesterday at the age of 97. Haven’t heard of him? From 1981 – 1993 he  was the TV judge who issued King Solomon-like decisions on The People’s…
  • Feb 23

    Dallas Highways Are The Worst in Texas; Fort Worth’s Getting Better

    Dallas Highways Are The Worst in Texas; Fort Worth’s Getting Better
    A new study shows that Dallas has the most congested highways in Texas. And the roads are the 7th worst in the United States. How bad are they? Worse than the ones in Houston (11th place) and Austin (13th place). The average Dallas driver has…
  • Feb 21

    Dangerous Driving Is The New Norm

    Dangerous Driving Is The New Norm
    So Who’s Causing The Avalanche of Accidents? Teenagers? No, it’s their older brothers and friends, the millennials. The largest generation of Americans between the ages of 19 and 35 are our worst drivers. The AAA Foundation for…
Rank this Week: 649

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Feb 27

    Copyright Law: What Does Copyright Protect?

    Copyright Law: What Does Copyright Protect?
    What does copyright protect? Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and…
  • Feb 24

    Indiana Patent Litigation: Trial Court Grants Stay in Axiron Lawsuit

    Indiana Patent Litigation: Trial Court Grants Stay in Axiron Lawsuit
    Indianapolis, Indiana – The matter of Eli Lilly and Company, et al. v. Apotex Inc., et al. has been stayed pending a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. This Indiana lawsuit was initiated by Lilly, an…
  • Feb 23

    Indiana Patent Litigation: Lilly Sues TWi Pharmaceuticals for Patent Infringement

    Indiana Patent Litigation: Lilly Sues TWi Pharmaceuticals for Patent Infringement
    Indianapolis, Indiana – A patent lawyer for Eli Lilly and Company of Indianapolis, Indiana, Eli Lilly Export S.A. of Geneva, Switzerland and Acrux DDS, Pty Ltd. of West Melbourne, Australia filed an intellectual property lawsuit in the…
Rank this Week: 165

All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

http://www.familymaritallaw.blogspot.com
  • Feb 27

    Do Step-parents Have the Authority to Make Legal Decisions for a Stepchild?

    Do Step-parents Have the Authority to Make Legal Decisions for a Stepchild?
    Divorce is especially hard on children because they rarely understand the reasons behind the decision, and only perceive the practical consequence that their parents do not live together anymore. Disputes over child custody and parental…
  • Feb 22

    Figuring Out Property Division in Divorce

    Figuring Out Property Division in Divorce
    Part of a couple’s effort to build a life together includes acquiring property that speaks to the couple’s success and affection for one another. The longer a couple is married obviously affects the variety and amount of property they own…
  • Feb 20

    Appealing a Divorce

    Appealing a Divorce
    The process of divorce can be a long and winding road, especially if children are involved. Consequently, when the divorce decree is finally issued, parties typically feel a sense of relief gained by the knowledge that they can now move…
Rank this Week: 503

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Feb 27

    Europe’s Refugees Aren’t a Threat to America, But the Refugee Panic I

    Europe’s Refugees Aren’t a Threat to America, But the Refugee Panic I
    by Margaret A. Moody[Editor’s Note: The following post is by Margaret A. Moody, who practices immigration and international law. In 2015, she served as a full-time consultant to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Northern…
  • Feb 27

    Ask Your Doctor About The Wellspring Committee (and Nominee Neil Gorsuch)

    Ask Your Doctor About The Wellspring Committee (and Nominee Neil Gorsuch)
    By Diane KleinIf your television viewing habits are anything like mine, you have seen, and wondered at, what appears to be a commercial for Judge Neil Gorsuch.  The 30-second spot, called "Jane," features Jane Nitze, identifed as…
  • Feb 25

    Finally, Someone Else asks "Is the Supreme Court a Court?"

    Finally, Someone Else asks "Is the Supreme Court a Court?"
    By Eric SegallReaders of this Blog, or those who follow me on Twitter or elsewhere, probably know that I've devoted much of my career, and a full length book, to the argument that the Supreme Court is actually not a "Court," as we generally…
Rank this Week: 248

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Gaughan on Post-Watergate Campaign Finance Reform

    Gaughan on Post-Watergate Campaign Finance Reform
    Anthony J Gaughan, Drake University Law School, has posted The Forty-Year War on Money in Politics: Watergate, FECA, and the Future of Campaign Finance Reform, which appears in the Ohio State Law Journal 77 (2016): 791-837:This article…
  • Feb 27

    Stollberg-Rilinger on the Holy Roman Empire

    Stollberg-Rilinger on the Holy Roman Empire
    We have another 2015 title for you: The Emperor's Old Clothes: Constitutional History and the Symbolic Language of the Holy Roman Empire. The book's author in its original German is Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger, University of Münster. It…
  • Feb 26

    Raffield's "Art of Law in Shakespeare"

    Raffield's "Art of Law in Shakespeare"
    Paul Raffield, Professor of Law, University of Warwick, has just published The Art of Law in Shakespeare (Hart Publishing):Through an examination of five plays by Shakespeare, Paul Raffield analyses the contiguous development of common law…
Rank this Week: 153

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Feb 27

    Qualified Immunity meets advisory opinion

    Qualified Immunity meets advisory opinion
    One of my students flagged the Fifth Circuit decision in Turner v. Driver from two weeks ago. A divided panel held that the right to video-record police and police stations from the public sidewalk was not clearly established in September…
  • Feb 27

    Commercial Marijuana Advertising and the First Amendment

    Commercial Marijuana Advertising and the First Amendment
    Many states that have legalized the commercial sale of marijuana have also sought to restrict commercial marijuana advertising. For example, Colorado prohibits licensed retail marijuana stores from advertising on television programs unless…
  • Feb 27

    ABA Ratings of Federal Judicial Nominee

    ABA Ratings of Federal Judicial Nominee
    The Wall Street Journal ran an interesting article* this weekend about the American Bar Association’s process for reviewing and rating federal judicial nominees. (You can download a PDF version here if you do not have subscription access.)…
Rank this Week: 94

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

Features articles on criminal defense in Dallas and throughout Texas. By Broden & Mickelsen.

http://www.brodenmickelsen.com/blogs/
  • Feb 27

    Lawmakers Call for More Action on Baylor University Rape Claim

    Lawmakers Call for More Action on Baylor University Rape Claim
    An expanding investigation and allegations of a cover up of alleged sexual assaults at Baylor University in Texas have led to calls for Governor Greg Abbott to direct the Texas Rangers to investigate. Last week, Rep. Roland Gutierrez (D-San…
  • Feb 20

    Immigration Agents Arrest Alleged Domestic Abuse Victim in Texa

    Immigration Agents Arrest Alleged Domestic Abuse Victim in Texa
    The arrest of an alleged domestic abuse victim in Texas by immigration agents has led to a  warning victims of crimes may not come forward if they are undocumented. The arrest came as the Trump administration steps up a crackdown on…
  • Feb 14

    New Bill in Texas Would Increase the Penalties for Groping

    New Bill in Texas Would Increase the Penalties for Groping
    Groping would become a more serious offense in Texas if a new bill filed in the General Assembly becomes law. The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault is behind new bill that would make groping a Class A misdemeanor, reported CBS. At…
Rank this Week: 777

Broden & Mickelsen Law Blog

Broden & Mickelsen Law Blog

Focuses on federal and state landmark cases and current criminal defense litigation, cases and notable crimes in Dallas, Texas.

http://www.brodenmickelsen.com/blog/
  • Feb 27

    Lawmakers Call for More Action on Baylor University Rape Claim

    Lawmakers Call for More Action on Baylor University Rape Claim
    An expanding investigation and allegations of a cover up of alleged sexual assaults at Baylor University in Texas have led to calls for Governor Greg Abbott to direct the Texas Rangers to investigate. Last week, Rep. Roland Gutierrez (D-San…
  • Feb 20

    Immigration Agents Arrest Alleged Domestic Abuse Victim in Texa

    Immigration Agents Arrest Alleged Domestic Abuse Victim in Texa
    The arrest of an alleged domestic abuse victim in Texas by immigration agents has led to a  warning victims of crimes may not come forward if they are undocumented. The arrest came as the Trump administration steps up a crackdown on…
  • Feb 14

    New Bill in Texas Would Increase the Penalties for Groping

    New Bill in Texas Would Increase the Penalties for Groping
    Groping would become a more serious offense in Texas if a new bill filed in the General Assembly becomes law. The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault is behind new bill that would make groping a Class A misdemeanor, reported CBS. At…
Rank this Week: 625

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Feb 27

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: John P. Anderson, When Does Corporate Criminal Liability for Insider Trading Make Sense?, 46 Stetson L. Rev. 147 (2016). Maria Babajanian,…
  • Feb 21

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Sara Almousa, Comment, Friends with Benefits? Clarifying the Role Relationships Play in Satisfying the Personal Benefit Requirement under…
  • Feb 6

    Reminder: National Business Law Scholars Conference Paper Submissions Due February 17

    Reminder: National Business Law Scholars Conference Paper Submissions Due February 17
    National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC) Thursday & Friday, June 8-9, 2017 Call for Papers The National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC) will be held on Thursday and Friday, June 8-9, 2017, at the University of Utah S.J.…
Rank this Week: 348

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Feb 27

    Trump is Giving Power Back to Wall Street with Another Executive Order

    Trump is Giving Power Back to Wall Street with Another Executive Order
    In the wake of the Great Recession of 2007-2009 and the many bank failures that substantially contributed to the recession itself, the nation was calling out for laws ensuring that banks “too big to fail” never again caused a…
  • Feb 24

    Immigration Ban 101: Understanding Trump’s Executive Order

    Immigration Ban 101: Understanding Trump’s Executive Order
    Trump’s executive order on immigration has created mass confusion, waves of legal battles, and incited outrage across the nation.  In the chaos that ensued after the executive order dropped, legal professionals began filing…
  • Feb 23

    Retirement May Have to Wait After Trump’s Latest Executive Order

    Retirement May Have to Wait After Trump’s Latest Executive Order
    The presidential orders continue to come thick and fast from the Trump administration.  One of President Trump’s most recent orders, titled Presidential Memorandum on Fiduciary Duty Rule, takes aim at deregulating those who invest…
Rank this Week: 251

Central Illinois Paralegal

Central Illinois Paralegal

News, opinions, job postings and continuing legal education information for the Central Illinois paralegal.

http://www.icclaw.net/
  • Feb 27

    Chicago is seeking paralegals!

    Chicago is seeking paralegals!
    Law Resources- Chicago is seeking paralegals who have at least 3 months of litigation experience to work on temporary assignments with law firms in downtown Chicago.  To be considered for these projects you must have completed an…
  • Feb 15

    Paralegal Position!

    Paralegal Position!
    A law firm in Peoria, Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo, is seeking a paralegal with 5 years’ experience in civil litigation – also work comp experience would also be a plus, but not required. Interested parties…
  • Feb 13

    Peoria Police Department Recruiting Events, February 27th and 28th and March 2nd

    Peoria Police Department Recruiting Events, February 27th and 28th and March 2nd
    The Peoria Police Departmentwill be on campusRecruiting CandidatesAttend one or more of the following:Monday, February 27 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.East Peoria Campus AtriumThe Peoria Police Department will be bring some of it's…
Rank this Week: 64

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Feb 27

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Habeas Review of Unexplained State Court Decision

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Habeas Review of Unexplained State Court Decision
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Wilson v. Sellers, which presents the following question: Did this Court's decision in Harrington v. Richter, 562 U.S. 86 (2011), silently abrogate the presumption set forth in Ylst v.…
  • Feb 27

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Whether FRAP 4(a)(5)(C) is Jurisdictional

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Whether FRAP 4(a)(5)(C) is Jurisdictional
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, which presents the following question: Whether Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 4(a)(5)(C) can deprive a court of appeals of jurisdiction…
  • Feb 27

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Supplemental Jurisdiction & 1367(d)'s Tolling Provision

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Supplemental Jurisdiction & 1367(d)'s Tolling Provision
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Artis v. District of Columbia, which presents the following question: Section 1367 of Title 28 authorizes federal district courts in certain circumstances to exercise supplemental…
Rank this Week: 205

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Nine and Half Years in Prison for Mortgage Fraud Scheme

    Nine and Half Years in Prison for Mortgage Fraud Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Alla Samchuk, 45, Roseville, California, was sentenced to nine and a half years in prison for a mortgage fraud scheme and obstruction of justice. A federal jury returned a verdict in August 2016 finding her guilty of six…
  • Feb 23

    CoreLogic Reports Increase in Fraud during 2016

    CoreLogic Reports Increase in Fraud during 2016
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. CoreLogic reported that the National Mortgage Application Fraud Risk Index increased to 122 in the fourth quarter of 2016.  The trend shows increasing risk for the year overall from an index value of 115 in the…
  • Feb 21

    Another Debt Elimination Scheme Bites the Dust

    Another Debt Elimination Scheme Bites the Dust
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Urmila Sri Thakur, also known as Urmila Buddhu-Thakur and Indro Buddhu-Thakur, 72, Wethersfield, Connecticut was charged in a nine-count grand jury indictment with conspiracy, mail fraud and money laundering offenses…
Rank this Week: 3

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Feb 27

    Ratification Anniversary

    Ratification Anniversary
    I frequently suspect that my nearest and dearest sometimes heave a sigh when they see me coming. Although I can always be relied upon to provide some delectable baked goods, I can also be relied upon to hijack the conversation and natter on…
  • Feb 24

    The Impeachment Trial of President Andrew Johnson

    The Impeachment Trial of President Andrew Johnson
    On this day in 1868, the House of Representatives voted to adopt a resolution that became eleven articles of impeachment against President Andrew Johnson after he dismissed Secretary of War Edwin Stanton without the approval of…
  • Feb 23

    Lèse-Majesté in Germany – A Relic of a Long-Gone Era?

    Lèse-Majesté in Germany – A Relic of a Long-Gone Era?
    In the summer of 2016, a little known provision of the German criminal code received international attention when it was invoked by the Turkish government on behalf of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan who felt insulted by…
Rank this Week: 285

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Feb 27

    Market Power and Welfare in Asymmetric Divisible Good Auction

    Market Power and Welfare in Asymmetric Divisible Good Auction
    Carolina Manzano, Universitat Rovira Virgili and Xavier Vives, University of Navarra - IESE Business School observe Market Power and Welfare in Asymmetric Divisible Good Auctions. ABSTRACT: We analyze a divisible good uniform-price auction…
  • Feb 27

    Firm Pricing with Consumer Search

    Firm Pricing with Consumer Search
    Simon P. Anderson, University of Virginia - Department of Economics and Regis Renault, University of Cergy-Pontoise - THEMA analyze Firm Pricing with Consumer Search. ABSTRACT: Economists could not properly capture the impact of internet on…
  • Feb 27

    A Multi Criteria Study of Collusion Risk Factor

    A Multi Criteria Study of Collusion Risk Factor
    Andrea Ellero, Ca Foscari University of Venice - Department of Management, Paola Ferretti, Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia, and Elena Zocchia, Ca Foscari University of Venice offer A Multi Criteria Study of…
Rank this Week: 56

New Jersey Senate Republicans

New Jersey Senate Republicans

Provides legislative support to teh Republican senators in the Legislature of the State of New Jersey.

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=Rr9IF0xl3RGXd835_w6H4A
Rank this Week: 678

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

Covers marketing, productivity, personal development, and wealth creation.

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Feb 27

    What are you afraid of?

    What are you afraid of?
    In a recent post, Seth Godin wrote about why we tend to do what’s urgent instead of what’s important: The reason we go for urgent is that it makes us feel competent. We’re good at it. We didn’t used to be, but we are…
  • Feb 24

    Everyone you know can give you referral

    Everyone you know can give you referral
    Many lawyers don’t realize that everyone they know can give them referrals. Even if their client or contact doesn’t know anyone who needs the lawyer’s services, they know people who know people who do. Your client or…
  • Feb 23

    A simple way to get rid of clutter

    A simple way to get rid of clutter
    I know someone who’s computer desktop perpetually looks like it was the site of a bombing run. Every inch is covered with shortcuts, downloads, documents, and set-up files. She has multiple copies of jpegs and pdfs, because she…
Rank this Week: 181

Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

Covers intellectual property and antitrust litigation. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 27

    Judge Sleet Finds that Actavis’ Proposed ANDA Products Infringe Recro’s Asserted Patent

    Judge Sleet Finds that Actavis’ Proposed ANDA Products Infringe Recro’s Asserted Patent
    By Memorandum Opinion entered by The Honorable Gregory M. Sleet in Recro Gainesville LLC v. Actavis Laboratories FL, Inc., Civil Action No. 14-1118-GMS (D.Del. February 24, 2017)(consolidated), the Court, following a three-day bench trial and…
  • Feb 18

    Chief Judge Stark Grants Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment of Patent Ineligibility

    Chief Judge Stark Grants Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment of Patent Ineligibility
    By Memorandum Opinion entered by The Honorable Leonard P. Stark in Intellectual Ventures I LLC et al. v. Symantec Corp. et al., C.A. No. 13-440-LPS (D.Del. February 13, 2017), the Court granted Defendants’ motion for summary judgment of…
  • Feb 10

    Judge Andrews Grants in Part Teva’s Motion to Dismiss ANDA Complaint

    Judge Andrews Grants in Part Teva’s Motion to Dismiss ANDA Complaint
    By Memorandum Opinion entered by The Honorable Richard G. Andrews in Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al. v. Actavis Inc. et al., Civil Action No. 14-1381-RGA (D.Del. February 8, 2017), the Court granted defendant Teva Pharmaceuticals USA,…
Rank this Week: 773

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/
  • Feb 27

    Pay or Stay: Debtors Prison Policies in Texa

    Pay or Stay: Debtors Prison Policies in Texa
    The Texas Fair Defense Project and Texas Appleseed have a new report out on the use of jail time for fine only offenses. More on this later after Grits has had a chance to go through it in detail, but I wanted to put the link out there for…
  • Feb 27

    States' rights Trumped: An ode to forgotten federalism

    States' rights Trumped: An ode to forgotten federalism
    Okay, we've heard a lot about federalism and states' rights from Governor Greg Abbott over the years. So will we now hear an outcry from the governor after ICE agents showed up at a Texas state district court and arrested an undocumented…
  • Feb 23

    Priorities, CPS reform and crime

    Priorities, CPS reform and crime
    This blog focuses on the criminal-justice system itself and Grits spends little time on other, related areas of government whose failures contribute to crime and hopelessness. There are those who think the ultimate solution to criminality is…
Rank this Week: 37

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Feb 27

    Monday Open Thread

    Monday Open Thread
    It's a court day for me, which means an open thread for you. All topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Feb 26

    Oscars Time

    Oscars Time
    The Oscars have begun. Here's a thread to discuss them. ACLU ribbons were a big hit -- many of the stars wore them. Some red carpet photos that don't take too long to load. The OJ show won an Oscar (since when do Oscars give…
  • Feb 24

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    RIP Alan Colmes, who has died after a short illness. He really was a gentleman, who never needed to shout to get his views across. It was always a pleasure to appear on Hannity & Colmes back in the days when Fox at least wanted to appear…
Rank this Week: 2

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

Covers legal news. From the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Feb 27

    UN expert calls for Myanmar to end persecution against Rohingya population

    UN expert calls for Myanmar to end persecution against Rohingya population
    [JURIST] UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee [official profile] called Monday for an immediate end to persecution against the Rohingya Muslim population after she spent four days in the country. Lee…
  • Feb 27

    UN chief: populism and extremism causing disregard of basic human right

    UN chief: populism and extremism causing disregard of basic human right
    [JURIST] UN Secretary-General António Guterres [official website] urged [UN News Centre report] member states of the UN Human Rights Council [official website] to defend human rights in response to the global rise in populism and…
  • Feb 27

    HRW expresses concern over proposed Hungary migration amendment

    HRW expresses concern over proposed Hungary migration amendment
    [JURIST] In a joint letter [text] to European Union Commissioner of Migration, Human Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopolous [official profile] on Friday, Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the Hungarian Helsinki Committee [advocacy websites]…
Rank this Week: 25

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    New Trial article

    New Trial article
    In today's Appellate Zealots column in the DJ, Audra Ibarra presents New Trials and Untimely Affidavits, about Kabran v. Sharp Memorial Hospital (2017) 2 Cal.5th 330, which asks "Can a court order a new trial based on an untimely affidavit?"…
  • Feb 24

    Can Appellate Outcomes Be Predicted?

    Can Appellate Outcomes Be Predicted?
    Podcast: Can Appellate Outcomes Be Predicted? Sedgwick appellate specialist Kirk Jenkins "has compiled years of decisions by courts in Illinois and California, slicing the metrics every which way to create models that he contends give…
  • Feb 22

    2d DCA pro tem update

    2d DCA pro tem update
    The following are currently sitting on assignment in the 2d DCA:Judge Allan Goodman (Retired) of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division Two until March 31, 2017.Judge Rupa Goswami of the Los Angeles…
Rank this Week: 356

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

Covers California employment laws. By the California Chamber of Commerce.

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Feb 27

    Next in CalChamber’s Lineup of Webinars: Criminal Background Check

    Next in CalChamber’s Lineup of Webinars: Criminal Background Check
    While it’s not a crime for California employers to conduct background checks, strict rules govern when and how employers can check an applicant’s criminal background. Join CalChamber’s employment law experts for an arresting…
  • Feb 24

    Federal Overtime Rules Still on Hold – Response from DOL due May 1

    Federal Overtime Rules Still on Hold – Response from DOL due May 1
    The Department of Labor (DOL) was granted an extension until May 1, 2017, to form its position and file its briefs regarding the legitimacy of the new federal overtime rules. The revised federal overtime rule was set to take effect on…
  • Feb 23

    CalChamber, U.S. Chamber Urge Appeals Court to Review Wage Statement Question

    CalChamber, U.S. Chamber Urge Appeals Court to Review Wage Statement Question
    The California Chamber of Commerce has joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in urging the Fourth Appellate District Court to review a case involving wage statements. The joint friend-of-the-court letter asks the appeals court to provide…
Rank this Week: 645

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Scottsdale Family Seriously Injured Due to Negligent Driver Plans to File Lawsuit

    Scottsdale Family Seriously Injured Due to Negligent Driver Plans to File Lawsuit
    Most auto accident claims are settled successfully without a lawsuit ever being filed. However, if attempts at resolution fail, a trial may provide the only possible resolution to your car accident claim. A Scottsdale, Arizona family is still…
  • Feb 24

    Lawsuit Funding can be the Financial Ammunition Needed to Fight for Your Right

    Lawsuit Funding can be the Financial Ammunition Needed to Fight for Your Right
    A 21-year-old Bryan, Texas man was killed and three others were injured in a rollover accident. According to police, four people were in a pick-up when the driver lost control and the truck flipped and rolled. One passenger was pronounced…
  • Feb 23

    Pharmacy Accused of Prescription Error that Caused Death

    Pharmacy Accused of Prescription Error that Caused Death
    Pharmacy errors can happen when the wrong dose of a prescription is given, when the wrong medication is given and in other circumstances. When that duty of care is breached and the breach causes harm to the patient, a pharmacy and pharmacist…
Rank this Week: 991

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Cert. Denied In Church Retirement Plan Fiduciary Duty Case

    Cert. Denied In Church Retirement Plan Fiduciary Duty Case
    The U.S. Supreme Court today denied review in Evangelical Lutheran Church v. Bacon (Docket No. 16-910, cert. denied 2/27/2017). (Order List.)  In the case, a Minnesota state court of appeals held that the First Amendment does…
  • Feb 27

    Canada's Supreme Court Will Review Two Trinity Western Law School Case

    Canada's Supreme Court Will Review Two Trinity Western Law School Case
    On Feb. 23, the Supreme Court of Canada agreed to hear appeals in Trinity Western University v. Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario) (summary of case) and Law Society of British Columbia v. Trinity Western University, et. al.…
  • Feb 27

    Kashmir Court Employees Must Offer Regular Prayers At Proper Time To Get Raise

    Kashmir Court Employees Must Offer Regular Prayers At Proper Time To Get Raise
    According to WIO News, the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir has told court employees that their annual salary increases will turn on their offering prayers regularly and at the prescribed times. Ibrahim Zia,…
Rank this Week: 76

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Feb 27

    Good News: The “Motion to Spread Death” Was Denied

    Good News: The “Motion to Spread Death” Was Denied
    These motions are sometimes granted, but it's not as scary as you might think.        Related StoriesWait—Which One of You Was Injured Again?Banks Sued Over “Craptacular” Loan…
  • Feb 23

    Latest Airport-Security Exploit: Walking Through in a Group

    Latest Airport-Security Exploit: Walking Through in a Group
    Don't worry, though—they screened them after they landed at their destination.        Related StoriesLawyer Who Wrote Torture Memos Has “Grave Concerns” About TrumpAdministration Fails…
  • Feb 22

    Suspect Steals Mortuary Van, Finds Body Inside, Returns Both

    Suspect Steals Mortuary Van, Finds Body Inside, Returns Both
    Always check the back seat.        Related StoriesPolice: Burglars Not Hard to Track in Snow“Spelling Bee Bandit” Arrested for String of RoberiesDoody Convicts Rectal Smuggler 
Rank this Week: 557

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
Rank this Week: 18

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    White House Will Step Up Federal Marijuana Enforcement

    White House Will Step Up Federal Marijuana Enforcement
    White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has rattled the cannabis industry after saying he anticipates the Department of Justice to ramp up enforcement of federal statutes that outlaw recreational marijuana – even in states where it is…
  • Feb 26

    Report: Most Banks Still Reticent About Reefer

    Report: Most Banks Still Reticent About Reefer
    When your business is legal, but you can’t access a bank for everyday functions, you have no choice but to become an all-cash venture. There is perhaps no industry that knows this woe better than those in the business of marijuana. But…
  • Feb 24

    Banker Seeks Promotion of Cannabis as the New Chamomile

    Banker Seeks Promotion of Cannabis as the New Chamomile
    When any consumer of marijuana – medicinal or recreational – seeks to purchase products, they typically will find them under names like, “Super Lemon Haze” or “God’s Green Crack.” But increasingly,…
Rank this Week: 357

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

Covers trade secrets, non-competes and computer fraud. By Seyfarth & Shaw LLP.

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 909

AZ Attorney

AZ Attorney

Covers law practice in the desert Southwest. By Tim Eigo, the editor of Arizona Attorney magazine, which is the monthly publication of the State Bar of Arizona.

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

    Call for @AZStateBar Board of Governors candidates ends 2/28

    Call for @AZStateBar Board of Governors candidates ends 2/28
    The State Bar of Arizona calls for candidates to apply for a position on its governing board, the Board of Governors. Complete packets are due to the Bar by tomorrow, Tuesday, February 28, at 5:00 p.m. Openings exist in two counties/Bar…
  • Feb 22

    Immigration issues inform 2/24 @FlorenceProject music event, lawyers helping traveler

    Immigration issues inform 2/24 @FlorenceProject music event, lawyers helping traveler
    This month’s headlines were filled with developments regarding immigration law and significant changes that are proposed for its enforcement. If you’re seeking a very creative way to be imbued with the immigrant experience, an…
  • Feb 16

    Legal research evolves, ROSS artificial intelligence edges ahead in some area

    Legal research evolves, ROSS artificial intelligence edges ahead in some area
    Not feeling robot-friendly yet? Maybe some data will bring you around. Bob Ambrogi is an experienced and talented journalist who covers the legal profession. And all of that means he has the essential element of skepticism. So when he covers…
Rank this Week: 450

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Feb 27

    Video shows Tucson police shoving 86-year-old woman to pavement

    Video shows Tucson police shoving 86-year-old woman to pavement
    The Washington Post reports on the body camera footage of a recent protest against President Trump’s immigration policies in Tucson, Arizons shows an 86-year-old woman, weighing less than 100 pounds and standing about 4 feet, 5 inches tall,…
  • Feb 27

    Trauma Sensitive Interventions: Helping Asylum Applicants Receive Protection

    Trauma Sensitive Interventions: Helping Asylum Applicants Receive Protection
    Guest blogger: Marshal Arnwine, University of San Francisco Law Student: In order to qualify for asylum, an applicant must prove that he or she is a refugee, a person unable or unwilling to return to his or her home country...
  • Feb 27

    SB 54 -- California as a Sanctuary State

    SB 54 -- California as a Sanctuary State
    Guest blogger: Kathia Morales, University of San Francisco Law Student: California’s legislature has recently proposed to make California a “Sanctuary State” in response to President Trump’s aggressive stance on immigration. Cities…
Rank this Week: 45

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

Covers North Carolina criminal law and procedure. From the UNC School of Government.

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • Feb 27

    How’s a Magistrate to Know Whether a Confidential Informant Is Reliable?

    How’s a Magistrate to Know Whether a Confidential Informant Is Reliable?
    Search warrant applications are often based on information from confidential informants. Whether the informant is reliable is critical. Information from a reliable informant is often sufficient to establish probable cause, while information…
  • Feb 24

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    Earlier this week the SBI executed a search warrant at a Hoke County administrative office, taking control of the building Monday afternoon and searching it for several hours.  County officials quoted in the Fayetteville Observer suggest…
  • Feb 23

    When Is There Sufficient Evidence that a Check Writer Knew that He or She Had Insufficient Funds?

    When Is There Sufficient Evidence that a Check Writer Knew that He or She Had Insufficient Funds?
    If a person writes a check and the check bounces, is that enough to charge the person with the misdemeanor offense of writing a worthless check? What about if the recipient of the check notifies the check writer that the check bounced and the…
Rank this Week: 142

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Feb 27

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Murderer Fled to Mexico: A Mexican man who fled the United States nearly a decade ago has been identified as the prime suspect in a cold case murder of a female college student.  Fox News reports that following the reopening...
  • Feb 24

    State Legislative DP Note

    State Legislative DP Note
    There are legislative happenings in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Iowa on the death penalty.In Florida, it seems that they are barrelling down the road to a single-juror veto law, and nobody is even raising the alternative of a true…
  • Feb 24

    News Scan

    News Scan
    9 Refugees Arrested In Austria Gang-Rape:  Nine asylum-seeking refugees have been arrested and charged in connection with the New-Years gang-rape of a 28-year-old teacher.  Jon Lockett at The Sun reports that the victim was visiting…
Rank this Week: 239

Legal by the Bay

Legal by the Bay

Reports on Bay Area legal news, pro bono and diversity in the legal profession, tech tips and resources, work life balance, and more. By the Bar Association of San Francisco,

http://blog.sfbar.org/
Rank this Week: 541