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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 29

    Of Taylor Swift, Referent Power, Jury Duty and Psychological Theories of Social Influence

    Of Taylor Swift, Referent Power, Jury Duty and Psychological Theories of Social Influence
    I don’t know much about Taylor Swift (or TayTay/Swifty/Tayter Tot/T-Swizzle depending on fan-preference), but I take pride that most of what I do know comes from a delightfully small number of sources: My six-year…
  • Aug 29

    Franchise Law Tenet: Disclosure! Disclosure! Disclosure!

    Franchise Law Tenet: Disclosure! Disclosure! Disclosure!
    LAWPRO is seeing an increase in claims against Ontario lawyers by franchisees and franchisors. These claims tend to involve significant damages which often approach or exceed the available limits under the primary LAWPRO policy. Franchises…
  • Aug 29

    Monday’s Mix

    Monday’s Mix
    Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from seventy recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as…
Rank this Week: 29

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

Insight and information on Louisiana law, litigation and legal culture. By Kean Miller.

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Record Retention Requirements after a Natural Disaster

    Record Retention Requirements after a Natural Disaster
    By Ben K. Jumonville For several businesses in the Baton Rouge area, one of the many implications of the recent flooding is the loss of business records that are subject to retention requirements under various state and federal laws. In light…
  • Aug 29

    U.S. 5th Circuit Affirms That Tension Leg Platforms (TLP’s) Are Not Vessel

    U.S. 5th Circuit Affirms That Tension Leg Platforms (TLP’s) Are Not Vessel
    By Tod J. Everage Given the significantly better benefits available to an injured worker who qualifies under the Longshoreman and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (“LHWCA”) compared to a state workers’ compensation…
  • Aug 26

    Patented Invention Spotlight – Aqua Dam by Layfield Group

    Patented Invention Spotlight – Aqua Dam by Layfield Group
    By Devin Ricci The City of Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas have been struck by devastating floods.  Thousands were stranded. The roadways to their homes are flooded and most impassable.  Flooding is not new to Louisiana. …
Rank this Week: 761

Navigable Waters

Navigable Waters

Covers maritime law, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and the Defense Base Act. By Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett.

http://navwaters.com/
  • Aug 29

    Fifth Circuit: Maritime Carpenter Not Covered by LHWCA

    Fifth Circuit: Maritime Carpenter Not Covered by LHWCA
    The Fifth Circuit recently issued a new decision addressing the limits of jurisdiction under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.  The claimant, a maritime carpenter, was allegedly injured at the employer’s…
  • Aug 16

    Eleventh Circuit Considers Challenge to Admiralty Jurisdiction in Florida Drainage Canal Injury

    Eleventh Circuit Considers Challenge to Admiralty Jurisdiction in Florida Drainage Canal Injury
    On August 3, 2016, the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in Tundidor v. Miami-Dade County, a case highlighting an interesting limitation on the federal district courts’ original admiralty…
  • Aug 11

    $23 Million Punitive Damage Award Upheld by Louisiana Appellate Court

    $23 Million Punitive Damage Award Upheld by Louisiana Appellate Court
    On June 29, 2016, the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed a jury’s award of $23 million in punitive damages to the family of a young man fatally injured in a boating accident. The accident occurred on May 7, 2005, on the…
Rank this Week: 912

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Aug 29

    UN experts urge human rights consideration in conservation effort

    UN experts urge human rights consideration in conservation effort
    UN experts on environment and indigenous peoples rights on Monday urged [press release] governments throughout the world to make human rights a priority in environmental conservation efforts, stating that protecting biodiversity is a human…
  • Aug 29

    Suspended Brazil president makes final appeal to lawmakers before impeachment vote

    Suspended Brazil president makes final appeal to lawmakers before impeachment vote
    Dilma Rousseff, the suspended president of Brazil, appeared before the Senate on Monday to make a final appeal to lawmakers before they vote on whether to remove her from office. In her speech [text, in Portuguese], Dilma claimed she is…
  • Aug 29

    Australia: international tribunal has no jurisdiction in East Timor border dispute

    Australia: international tribunal has no jurisdiction in East Timor border dispute
    Australian officials on Monday said that a Hague-based international tribunal lacks jurisdiction to set a border between Australia and East Timor. East Timor invoked [AP report] this “conciliation commission” in the hopes that it…
Rank this Week: 12

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Aug 29

    “Trophy hunting” contracts – unenforceable for reasons of public policy

    “Trophy hunting” contracts – unenforceable for reasons of public policy
    Allow me to highlight my most recent article on the questionable ecosystem viability and contractual common law validity of so-called “trophy hunting” contracts. With these contracts, wealthy individuals in or from, often, the Global…
  • Aug 29

    If You Contract for a $2 Million Watch, You Probably Want the Original Dial

    If You Contract for a $2 Million Watch, You Probably Want the Original Dial
    A recent case out of the District of Arizona, Cavan v. Maron, No. CV-15-02586-PHX-PGR (behind paywall), concerns a deal for rare Patek Philippe watches. The plaintiff agreed to purchase two watches for almost $4 million, providing a down…
  • Aug 28

    Amazon’s Arbitration Clauses: A Hyperlink May Suffice

    Amazon’s Arbitration Clauses: A Hyperlink May Suffice
    The Second Circuit just ruled in a case involving Amazon that "reasonable minds could disagree on the reasonableness of the notice" of the arbitration agreement provided by Amazon. In 2013, the plaintiff, Dean Nicosia, bought diet…
Rank this Week: 135

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

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

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • Aug 29

    Elderly Woman Killed by Alligator after Wandering Away From Nursing Home

    Elderly Woman Killed by Alligator after Wandering Away From Nursing Home
    A 90-year-old woman died after wandering away from the nursing home facility where she lived. The South Carolina woman’s body was found in a pond near the nursing home. She had been attacked by an alligator, the first report of a fatal…
  • Aug 27

    Malnutrition Led to Death of Nursing Home Resident

    Malnutrition Led to Death of Nursing Home Resident
    Nursing homes are supposed to provide proper care to our loved ones and ensure that they are kept safe from harm. That’s why it can be so shocking to find out that your relative has suffered an injury or died as the result of inadequate…
  • Aug 25

    Woman Injured by Fall in Nursing Home Files Lawsuit

    Woman Injured by Fall in Nursing Home Files Lawsuit
    Falls are the number one cause of injuries among the elderly. According to the CDC, Centers for Disease Control, older individuals suffer serious injuries due to falls although most falls are preventable. Falls in nursing homes are certainly…
Rank this Week: 169

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Aug 29

    2016.031: Trial Theory (Part One of Several)

    2016.031: Trial Theory (Part One of Several)
    To know what to do at any point in a jury trial, we must have some theory of how the parts of the trial fit together. In a felony jury trial with twelve jurors (and the requirement of a unanimous … Continue reading →
  • Aug 11

    2016.030: Voir Dire and Cross Examination in Dalla

    2016.030: Voir Dire and Cross Examination in Dalla
    TCDLA has given me the go-ahead to tell you that if you sign up for the voir dire seminar (which I am directing) or the cross examination seminar (which I am not) in Dallas September 8–9 at the Sheraton Dallas … Continue reading…
  • Aug 4

    2016.029: Thank You

    2016.029: Thank You
    You may have noticed that I’ve added a widget to the right-hand column of “Cool Things I Really Like.” It’s stuff that I buy for myself, and can get more of if you use the links (or, with UberEats, the ……
Rank this Week: 204

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Features news, commentary and thoughts on the law of the securities markets. By Mark Astarita.

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    SEC Adopts Amendments Providing Authorities Access to Data Obtained by Security-Based Swap Data Repositorie

    SEC Adopts Amendments Providing Authorities Access to Data Obtained by Security-Based Swap Data Repositorie
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today adopted amendments to a rule that would require security-based swap data repositories to make data available to regulators and other authorities, allowing them to share information and more…
  • Aug 29

    Next Insider Trading Case? Bresch Dumped Mylan Shares Before EpiPen Scandal

    Next Insider Trading Case? Bresch Dumped Mylan Shares Before EpiPen Scandal
    Rawstory (let's keep the source in mind) is reporting that Heather Bresch, the CEO of Mylan and next Pharma Bro (Pharma Sis?) dumped more than 10 percent of her shares of the pharmaceutical company’s stock as analysts warned of…
  • Aug 29

    Candidates for FINRA Board Want Greater Focus on Regulatory Pain

    Candidates for FINRA Board Want Greater Focus on Regulatory Pain
    Four candidates for the small-firm seat on the board of governors of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. want to make the broker-dealer regulator responsive to the compliance pain their sector is feeling.Candidates for Finra…
Rank this Week: 500

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Aug 29

    The American Bar Association Should Be a Champion of Open Access to Law

    The American Bar Association Should Be a Champion of Open Access to Law
    The ABA should be a champion of open access to law, the foundation on which the future of access to justice will be built. And it should start by opening up the law it controls. The American Bar Association Should Be a Champion of Open Access…
  • Aug 29

    A Cassandra Moment for Legal Tech

    A Cassandra Moment for Legal Tech
    Legal technology is at a critical point in its development, and it's time to think about what the future should look like. The history of the use of technology in a library setting offers valuable insight. A Cassandra Moment for Legal Tech…
  • Aug 27

    Measuring the Access-to-Justice Gap: Nearly 70% of All Civil Defendants Aren’t Represented

    Measuring the Access-to-Justice Gap: Nearly 70% of All Civil Defendants Aren’t Represented
    Nearly 70% of defendants—and over 75% of all litigants—go to court without a lawyer. We aren't going to solve this gap with an app or more pro bono work. Measuring the Access-to-Justice Gap: Nearly 70% of All Civil Defendants…
Rank this Week: 121

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian F. Havel and John Q. Mulligan.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Aug 29

    ICAO Council Approves Draft Emissions Agreement

    ICAO Council Approves Draft Emissions Agreement
    The ICAO Council has reportedly signed off on a draft of the climate change mitigation plan the organization intends to submit to the upcoming 2016 Assembly. Full details of the plan have not been made public, and are reportedly still...
  • Aug 29

    Part 107, New U.S. Small UAS Rule, Now in Effect

    Part 107, New U.S. Small UAS Rule, Now in Effect
    The FAA's new rule, known as Part 107, permitting small UAS use under specified conditions took effect today. The final rule was announced in June. Testing centers are now open for operators to begin the process of applying for a...
  • Aug 25

    Etihad's Minority Ownership in Air Serbia Found Compliant with Ownership and Control Rule

    Etihad's Minority Ownership in Air Serbia Found Compliant with Ownership and Control Rule
    Air Transport World Online reported earlier this week that the European Commission has completed its investigation into Etihad Airways' 49 percent stake in Air Serbia and determined the relationship is consistent with EU requirements limiting…
Rank this Week: 264

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
Rank this Week: 828

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 587

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Aug 29

    Online Courses Fuel Growth Of 'The Cheating Economy': Colleges Prioritize Boosting Enrollment Over Catching Cheater

    Online Courses Fuel Growth Of 'The Cheating Economy': Colleges Prioritize Boosting Enrollment Over Catching Cheater
    Chronicle of Higher Education: The New Cheating Economy, by Brad Wolverton: The Chronicle spoke with people who run cheating companies and those who do the cheating. The demand has been around for decades. But the industry is in rapid…
  • Aug 29

    NY Times Op-Ed By Venture Capitalist:Close My Carried Interest Tax Loophole

    NY Times Op-Ed By Venture Capitalist:Close My Carried Interest Tax Loophole
    New York Times op-ed: Close My Tax Loophole, by Alan J. Patricof (Co-founder & Managing Director, Greycroft): My fellow venture capitalists and private equity investors are paying close attention to the heated election-year rhetoric about…
  • Aug 29

    Kleinbard:Searching For Our Fiscal Soul

    Kleinbard:Searching For Our Fiscal Soul
    Edward D. Kleinbard (USC), Searching for Our Fiscal Soul (Presentation Slides): This is an extended version of a presentation made at TEDx Livermore 2016, the theme of which was The Economics of Empathy. Searching for Our Fiscal Soul argues…
Rank this Week: 6

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

Covers compliance, employment and industry intelligence for investment professionals and investment, planning and regulatory intelligence for investors. By James J. Eccleston.

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Aug 29

    CFP Board Opens Up New Mandatory Arbitration

    CFP Board Opens Up New Mandatory Arbitration
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:In the beginning of this year, the CFP Board took away any CFPs’ rights to sue the Board in court and imposed a new mandatory arbitration policy. The new arbitration policy has caused…
  • Aug 26

    Adviser Barred from Industry and Ordered to Pay $4 million in Fine

    Adviser Barred from Industry and Ordered to Pay $4 million in Fine
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:The Securities and Exchange Commission recently announced that it barred investment adviser Dawn J. Bennett of the Bennett Group from the securities industry for exaggerating her…
  • Aug 25

    Morgan Stanley to Pay Adviser $2.5M in a Defamation Claim

    Morgan Stanley to Pay Adviser $2.5M in a Defamation Claim
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:An independent adviser named Dale Cerbert of The Villages, Florida was awarded $2.5 million by FINRA relating to a defamation claim he made against Morgan Stanley after his dismissal from…
Rank this Week: 142

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
Rank this Week: 862

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Aug 29

    An Appalling Episode in ME/CFS Research

    An Appalling Episode in ME/CFS Research
    Some readers will recall my earlier posts about the serious flaws in the PACE trial, in which a group of British psychiatrists purported to show the ME/CFS was best treated through Cognitive Behavior Therapy and exercise (thus implying that…
  • Aug 29

    Restrictive Covenant Trivia

    Restrictive Covenant Trivia
    Today is the first day of classes for me, so I thought that I'd start the new year off right with a trivia question. This is going to be difficult, I suspect -- unless you were reading this blog very...
  • Aug 25

    CFP: Applied Feminism and Intersectionality

    CFP: Applied Feminism and Intersectionality
    From colleagues at the University of Baltimore: CALL FOR PAPERS APPLIED FEMINISM AND INTERSECTIONALITY: EXAMINING LAW THROUGH THE LENS OF MULTIPLE IDENTITIES The Center on Applied Feminism at the University of Baltimore School of Law seeks…
Rank this Week: 87

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

Covers vehicle accidents, clergy abuse, personal injury and wrongful death. By Bisnar Chase.

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Motorcyclist Killed in Los Angeles Hit-and-Run Crash

    Motorcyclist Killed in Los Angeles Hit-and-Run Crash
    Officials are searching for a hit-and-run driver who they say struck and killed a motorcyclist in Reseda on August 24, 2016. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, the fatal collision occurred at the intersection of Vanowen Street and…
  • Aug 23

    Orange County Crash Fatally Injures Mother and Two Daughter

    Orange County Crash Fatally Injures Mother and Two Daughter
    Patricia Ledezma, 34, and her two daughters, Stephanie, 8, and Dayana, 4, were all killed in a Placentia pedestrian accident the night of August 20, 2016. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the mother and daughters were…
  • Aug 18

    Santa Ana Pedestrian Accident Proves Fatal

    Santa Ana Pedestrian Accident Proves Fatal
    A 43-year-old woman was fatally injured in a Santa Ana pedestrian accident, which officials say, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal accident occurred just after midnight on…
Rank this Week: 88

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features information about and links to Oregon Legal Research resources, in addition to comments about cases, statutes, and interesting events in the world of legal research and law libraries. By Laura Orr.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • Aug 29

    70 Year Anniversary of John Hersey’s “Hiroshima”

    70 Year Anniversary of John Hersey’s “Hiroshima”
    “How John Hersey’s Hiroshima revealed the horror of the bomb,” by Caroline Raphael, BBC Magazine, 22 August 2016, The BBC news magazine reports on this anniversary and links to their 1948 radio broadcast recording of the…
  • Aug 22

    Inaugural Stand-Alone SRLN Equal Justice Program Scheduled for February 2017

    Inaugural Stand-Alone SRLN Equal Justice Program Scheduled for February 2017
    The Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN) is an organization for Access-to-Justice (A2J) professionals, lawyers, judges, law librarians, law professors, law students, and others who believe that everyone has a right to free or…
  • Aug 22

    Next Big Thing: National Conference on Copyright of State Legal Material

    Next Big Thing: National Conference on Copyright of State Legal Material
    National Conference on Copyright of State Legal Materials If you don’t think it matters, i.e. free access to current and historical local law, then you aren’t paying attention. We can also only hope that any copyright law overhaul…
Rank this Week: 174

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Aug 29

    Third Circuit Holds Suspension Clause Does Not Apply to Non-Citizens Physically (But Not Lawfully) Present in the United State

    Third Circuit Holds Suspension Clause Does Not Apply to Non-Citizens Physically (But Not Lawfully) Present in the United State
    Steve Vladeck on Just Security writes about a spectacular new court of appeals decision: In a breathtaking 80-page opinion handed down today in Castro v. U.S. Dep’t of Homeland Security, a unanimous panel of the Third Circuit has held…
  • Aug 29

    Will Private Immigrant Detention End?

    Will Private Immigrant Detention End?
    DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson The Department of Justice recently announced that it would stop using private contractors for prisons. Will the federal government follow suit with respect to immigrant detention? The Department of Homeland Security…
  • Aug 29

    Billionaire who Donated to the Clinton Foundation, Denied Visa to Enter US

    Billionaire who Donated to the Clinton Foundation, Denied Visa to Enter US
    Joseph Tanfani of the Los Angeles Times has a fascinating story about the Clinton Foundation that touches on immigration. Nigerian billionaire Gilbert Chagoury, one of Africa’s richest men, has built a reputation in global philanthropy.…
Rank this Week: 16

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 69

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Akina v. State of Hawaii (9th Cir. - Aug. 29, 2016)

    Akina v. State of Hawaii (9th Cir. - Aug. 29, 2016)
    I like a ton of things about Hawaii.  But here's a case that I'm more than glad to get rid of.The Ninth Circuit feels the same way.
  • Aug 29

    FTC v. AT&T Mobility (9th Cir. - Aug. 29, 2016)

    FTC v. AT&T Mobility (9th Cir. - Aug. 29, 2016)
    "In July 2011, AT&T decided to begin reducing the speed at which unlimited data plan users receive data on their smartphones. Under AT&T’s data throttling program, unlimited data plan customers are throttled for the remainder of…
  • Aug 26

    Trader Joe's Co. v. Hallatt (9th Cir. - Aug. 26, 2016)

    Trader Joe's Co. v. Hallatt (9th Cir. - Aug. 26, 2016)
    Here's a neat little trademark case from earlier today.Michael Hallett lives in Washington state, buys a ton of products from Trader Joe's stores, drives 'em across the border to Canada, and then sells them (at a huge markup) in his own…
Rank this Week: 161

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

Devoted to the civil litigators of South Florida, their goings and doings, their peculiarities and personalities, all done with humor, love, jealousy, snark and just a little bit of class.

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Gene Wilder RIP.

    Gene Wilder RIP.
  • Aug 29

    Your Judge Was Endorsed by Donald Trump!

    Your Judge Was Endorsed by Donald Trump!
    How would that make some citizens feel?Elated, surely.But maybe others not so much.Even though it was just a two-line email:"Dear Rick: A friend of mine recommended this gentleman for a judgeship in Broward County. From what I…
  • Aug 26

    Bubba the Love Sponge Fallout -- Don't Be That Lawyer.

    Bubba the Love Sponge Fallout -- Don't Be That Lawyer.
    Kids, there's a cautionary tale in here somewhere, but if you don't know that already you have no business practicing law let alone reading this crappy blog.Happy Friday!
Rank this Week: 200

Drug Injury Watch

Drug Injury Watch

Site provides developing information about prescription drug side effects as well as up-to-date news from the legal, medical, FDA, and pharmaceutical sectors. From attorney Thomas J. Lamb.

http://www.drug-injury.com/druginjurycom/
Rank this Week: 299

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    OF HOT DOGS AND FOOTBALL PLAYERS

    OF HOT DOGS AND FOOTBALL PLAYERS
    Two items caught our eye as we repaired to our Labour Day retreat a week early for some well earned rest (just ask the AUSA in Virginia about the tax case that went **Poof** if you see her).Item One: Colin Kapernick, NFL QB, refused to stand…
  • Aug 26

    BAGLEY BLOCKS BLOCH

    BAGLEY BLOCKS BLOCH
    Like so many plaintiffs before him, he went to court with the promises of untold riches whispered in his ear by his attorneys.His day in court.Justice, that elusive concept, would finally materialize.But Judge Bagley saw it different on…
  • Aug 24

    JAY HOGAN AND BILL RICHEY HAVE BOTH PASSED AWAY

    JAY HOGAN AND BILL RICHEY HAVE BOTH PASSED AWAY
    It was an era when being a criminal defense attorney meant being a trial lawyer. And two of the very best trial lawyers of that era were Jay Hogan and Bill Ritchey and both have passed away within the last 24 hours. Jay Hogan was one of…
Rank this Week: 180

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
  • Aug 29

    Visitors At The Volcano: Is The NPS Nuts?

    Visitors At The Volcano: Is The NPS Nuts?
    Our law partner, Ken Kupchak, a scientist and lawyer, spends a lot of time on the Big Island. Volcano, specifically. So when he recently circulated these photos, taken on a hike-and-bike out to where the lava meets the sea, it reminded us of…
  • Aug 29

    Adieu, Toot

    Adieu, Toot
    A short detour on this Monday to note the passing of the great Belgian-American jazzman Toots Thielemans. There's no connection to the usual topics covered here, only that his music has kept us company during many long hours of writing and…
  • Aug 25

    ND: Entry Statutes Are Not Takings, Even If There's A Physical Invasion

    ND: Entry Statutes Are Not Takings, Even If There's A Physical Invasion
    Entry statutes are in the news lately. As we reported here for example, the California Supreme Court recently saved California's entry statute from unconstitutionality by implying a requirement for a jury trial (and other eminent domain…
Rank this Week: 150

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

Covers Class III weapons topics for all of the 50 states. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.guntrustlawyer.com/
  • Aug 29

    Maryland Man Arrested for Fuel Filter Silencer

    Maryland Man Arrested for Fuel Filter Silencer
    In Maryland, a U.S. District Judge sentenced Ronnie Candelario to 41 months in prison for pleadings guilty to the possession of an unregistered fuel filter silencer.  Following his release from prison, the Court sentenced Candelario to…
  • Aug 23

    ATF Arrests man For Selling Muzzle Brakes on Ebay

    ATF Arrests man For Selling Muzzle Brakes on Ebay
    We often get questions regarding muzzle brakes and some of the kit suppressors that can be found on eBay and Facebook.  Our advice is to buy a real suppressor and not fool around with these “kits”. When ATF arrests…
  • Aug 9

    Indiana (IN) What NFA Firearms can I own? Updated July 2015

    Indiana (IN) What NFA Firearms can I own? Updated July 2015
    There are several types of Title II firearms that are restricted by the National Firearms Act. Each state can impose additional restrictions on the sale, purchase, and transfer of class 3 firearms in addition to the compliance that is…
Rank this Week: 920

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/
  • Aug 29

    Size of police forces have less to do with crime reduction than policing strategie

    Size of police forces have less to do with crime reduction than policing strategie
    Every municipal budget cycle, police administrators approach local budget writers asking for more officers to combat crime. But hiring more cops is expensive and local officials seldom have a way to judge whether doing so will increase public…
  • Aug 29

    Houston PD, union want control over CSU at officer-involved shooting site

    Houston PD, union want control over CSU at officer-involved shooting site
    The Houston police union and the acting chief want the department to regain control of crime scene technicians who investigate police shootings, reported Lise Olsen at the Houston Chronicle, after that authority was transferred to the city's…
  • Aug 29

    'Body Camera Obscura': Videos of police violence and matters of perspective

    'Body Camera Obscura': Videos of police violence and matters of perspective
    Image from fatal police shooting in Palestine, TX, 2015.Those thinking through the implications of police body-camera policies and procedures may find useful this academic article I read over the weekend from Georgia State law prof Caren…
Rank this Week: 47

Brain Damage Articles and…

Brain Damage Articles and Information

Features commentary and updates on brain damage, concussion and coma. By Gordon Johnson.

http://tbilaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    TBI Leads to Long Term Damage, Study Find

    TBI Leads to Long Term Damage, Study Find
    A new study said that youth who experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are more likely to experience long-term psychological and social problems than their unharmed siblings. TBI constitutes the leading cause of morbidity and mortality of…
  • Aug 25

    Stem Cells Have Potential to Help Patients Who Have Stroke

    Stem Cells Have Potential to Help Patients Who Have Stroke
    Scientists have developed a therapeutic technique using stem cells in mice with stroke-induced brain damage that dramatically increases the production of nerve cells. The study was funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH) and was…
  • Aug 24

    ImPACT and ImPACT Pediatric Devices Get FDA Clearance

    ImPACT and ImPACT Pediatric Devices Get FDA Clearance
    ImPACT, a computerized medical device designed to test a patient’s cognitive ability after concussion, is the first of its kind to receive U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) de novo clearance. The Immediate Post-Concussion…
Rank this Week: 905

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

Seeks to inform the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law community about key legal education, research, practice, and law library news, with a particular focus on Cuyahoga County and Ohio as well as faculty research interests.

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • Aug 29

    Plenty of Study Aids available in AO66

    Plenty of Study Aids available in AO66
    Been down to room AO66 in the law library?  That’s where you can get all the study aids available in print and on CD ready for you to check out.   Some of the most popular titles include:  Understanding, Q&A,…
  • Aug 29

    Fall 2016 Research Certificate Seminar Schedule

    Fall 2016 Research Certificate Seminar Schedule
    This Fall 2016 semester, the Law Library is conducting eight Research Certificate Seminars.  These Seminars are for C|M|LAW students, including our MLS and LLM students. We are also offering another special prize opportunity this…
  • Aug 26

    U.S. District Court Permanently Blocks ORC 3701.034

    U.S. District Court Permanently Blocks ORC 3701.034
    The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio Western Division recently granted a Permanent Injunction to Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio (PPGO) and Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region (PPSOR), blocking the enforcement of…
Rank this Week: 420

taxgirl

taxgirl

Covers corporate, non-profit, estates, individual or international taxes. By Kelly Erb.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Aug 29

    Apple Could Face Massive Tax Bill With EU Ruling, As Treasury Department Cries Foul

    Apple Could Face Massive Tax Bill With EU Ruling, As Treasury Department Cries Foul
    For more than two years, Apple shareholders and consumers alike have waited for the results of a European Commission investigation into the computer giant's tax structures and practices. The wait may now be over: last week, rumors swirled…
  • Aug 29

    Back To School: What You Need To Know About FAFSA, Dependency & Your Tax Return

    Back To School: What You Need To Know About FAFSA, Dependency & Your Tax Return
    f you're heading for college, or have a child heading for college, chances are that you've been asked to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. Here's what you need to know about FAFSA, filing as a dependent, and…
  • Aug 28

    Back To School: Tax Credits & Tax Deductions To Help Pay For School

    Back To School: Tax Credits & Tax Deductions To Help Pay For School
    Paying for college can be expensive. Fortunately, there are a few tax breaks available to help offset those costs. Credits are great because they are dollar for dollar reductions in your taxes while deductions reduce your income subject to…
Rank this Week: 82

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/
  • Aug 29

    EEOC Issues Retaliation Guidance

    EEOC Issues Retaliation Guidance
    The EEOC just issued its final enforcement guidance on issues related to retaliation (after a public input period). The guidance replaces the information in the 1998 compliance manual on the topic. It also addresses the…
  • Aug 26

    Chong on Hollywood's Blinding Whitene

    Chong on Hollywood's Blinding Whitene
    Chrissy Shu Jien Chong (San Francisco) has just posted on SSRN her article (21 Asian Pacific American L.J. (2016)) Where are the Asians in Hollywood? Can §1981, Title VII, Colorblind Pitches, and Understanding Biases Break the Bamboo…
  • Aug 26

    Call for papers from the Center for Applied Feminism & Intersectionality

    Call for papers from the Center for Applied Feminism & Intersectionality
    The Center for Applied Feminism (Baltimore) has a call for papers that will be of interest to some of our readers: CALL FOR PAPERS APPLIED FEMINISM AND INTERSECTIONALITY: EXAMINING LAW THROUGH THE LENS OF MULTIPLE IDENTITIES The Center on…
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nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Aug 29

    What do points mean? (No prizes)

    What do points mean? (No prizes)
    Woolfe, R (On the Application Of) v London Borough of Islington [2016] EWHC 1907 (Admin) Another allocation judicial review, related, but perhaps distinct from the line of ‘reasonable preference’ cases we have previously seen. The…
  • Aug 25

    The wheels of justice turn slowly, but grind small

    The wheels of justice turn slowly, but grind small
    Or how to end up with a personal liability for £100,000 within 5 years of qualification as a solicitor. The Charles Henry/Legal Action fallout continues, and very painfully for some involved. For those who have missed the saga of…
  • Aug 25

    Job Ad – E London

    Job Ad – E London
     T V Edwards PARALEGAL SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT T V Edwards LLP is a growing and vibrant firm. We are recruiting for a paralegal for our Social Welfare (Housing/Community Care/Public Law) department. Successful applicants will be…
Rank this Week: 482

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Covers all aspects of criminal law in Arizona, including DUI, abuse and drug offenses. By The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor, P.C.

http://dmcantor.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    The Effect of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in a DUI

    The Effect of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in a DUI
    Gastroesophageal reflux disease, also know as GERD for short and closely related to and often confused with acid reflux, is a medical issue that can affect the results of a DUI breathalyzer test. Gases in the stomach can affect…
  • Aug 24

    Can I Refuse a Field Sobriety Test when Pulled Over for DUI?

    Can I Refuse a Field Sobriety Test when Pulled Over for DUI?
    Whenever a driver is stopped under suspicion of DUI, the law enforcement officer asks if the driver is willing to submit to a Standard Field Sobriety Test. There are reasons to refuse this test. In most cases, these tests are voluntary and an…
  • Aug 22

    How Manslaughter or Murder Charges are Determined in a DUI Accident

    How Manslaughter or Murder Charges are Determined in a DUI Accident
    Drinking and driving can result in a DUI accident. These tragic accidents can lead to fatalities that are devastating to everyone involved, especially the loved ones left behind. Death of a loved one in an accident is a huge loss to deal…
Rank this Week: 923

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Aug 29

    Lawyer contemplates heading to the Human Rights Tribunal

    Lawyer contemplates heading to the Human Rights Tribunal
    A Toronto lawyer who says he was discriminated against by a Law Society of Upper Canada security guard says he may take the matter to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. Selwyn Pieters says he was racially profiled on July 5 as he was…
  • Aug 29

    Legal news roundup - Aug. 29, 2016

    Legal news roundup - Aug. 29, 2016
    Canada Canadians charged in $23-million drug-smuggling case in Australia, Canadian Press London, Ont. man charged with second-degree murder after man's body found, Canadian Press Fraud case of former Quebec deputy premier resumes today,…
  • Aug 26

    Ontario Court of Appeal throws out Silvercorp class action appeal

    Ontario Court of Appeal throws out Silvercorp class action appeal
    While a securities class action lawsuit concerning a Canadian mining company paid out millions in the United States, its counterpart in Ontario could not get off the ground. The Ontario Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal of…
Rank this Week: 410

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Aug 29

    LTE Advanced Comes To Verizon

    LTE Advanced Comes To Verizon
    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.
  • Aug 29

    Axe Throwing For Our Kids - What Could Go Wrong?

    Axe Throwing For Our Kids - What Could Go Wrong?
    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.
  • Aug 29

    The Windows Club - No Dues, Big Benefit

    The Windows Club - No Dues, Big Benefit
    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: 160

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Aug 29

    U.S. v. Reddy Annappareddy: Government Admits Destroying Evidence While New Trial Motion Is Pending

    U.S. v. Reddy Annappareddy: Government Admits Destroying Evidence While New Trial Motion Is Pending
    Things are getting personal in U.S. v. Annappareddy. I posted here last week about this District of Maryland case in which the Government ultimately admitted to having presented false evidence to the trial jury, and grudgingly joined…
  • Aug 24

    Would Trump and Lochte Have Received Acceptance of Responsibility Reductions?

    Would Trump and Lochte Have Received Acceptance of Responsibility Reductions?
    Criminal defense lawyers in federal courts in this nation on an average plead 35 defendants guilty for every one they take to trial. Accordingly, many criminal defense lawyers are not much more "trial lawyers" than the many big firm…
  • Aug 23

    Reddy Annappareddy: Innocent Victim of the Government's False Evidence

    Reddy Annappareddy: Innocent Victim of the Government's False Evidence
    In June 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (Judge George Levi Russell III, presiding) granted Reddy Annappareddy a new trial on the grounds that the prosecutors presented false evidence to the jury at his first…
Rank this Week: 46

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Aug 29

    "Deep Brain Stimulation, Historicism, and Moral Responsibility"

    "Deep Brain Stimulation, Historicism, and Moral Responsibility"
    "Deep Brain Stimulation, Historicism, and Moral Responsibility" by Daniel Sharp and David Wasserman has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract Although philosophers have explored several connections between…
  • Aug 29

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Are You a Nice Person? Brain Scans Can Tell How Generous You Are, New Scientist Brain's Chemical Signals Seen in Real Time, Nature Magazine Mental Alchemy, The Neuroethics Blog Making Music From Brainwaves: A History, Discover Magazine…
  • Aug 26

    "The Movement of Research from the Laboratory to the Living Room: a Case Study of Public Engagement with Cognitive Science"

    "The Movement of Research from the Laboratory to the Living Room: a Case Study of Public Engagement with Cognitive Science"
    "The Movement of Research from the Laboratory to the Living Room: a Case Study of Public Engagement with Cognitive Science" by Tineke Broer, Martyn Pickersgill, and Ian J. Deary has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics:…
Rank this Week: 240

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Aug 29

    Multisided markets and the challenge of incorporating multisided considerations into competition law analysi

    Multisided markets and the challenge of incorporating multisided considerations into competition law analysi
    Gonenç Gurkaynak, Oznur İnanılır, Sinan Diniz and Ayse Gizem Yasar (all ELIG Law) explore Multisided markets and the challenge of incorporating multisided considerations into competition law analysis. ABSTRACT: Since the seminal paper of…
  • Aug 29

    On Prices' Cyclical Behaviour in Oligopolistic Market

    On Prices' Cyclical Behaviour in Oligopolistic Market
    L. Lambertini and L. Marattin have a paper on On Prices' Cyclical Behaviour in Oligopolistic Markets. ABSTRACT: We revisit the discussion about the relationship between price’s cyclical features, implicit collusion and the demand level in…
  • Aug 29

    Competition in Retail Electricity Markets: An Assessment of Ten Year Dutch Experience

    Competition in Retail Electricity Markets: An Assessment of Ten Year Dutch Experience
    Machiel Mulder, University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business and Bert Willems, Tilburg University - Department of Economics - CentER & TILEC offer Competition in Retail Electricity Markets: An Assessment of Ten Year Dutch…
Rank this Week: 21

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 145

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Aug 29

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Death Penalty Sought in PA Cookout Ambush:  Prosecutors in Pennsylvania announced Friday that they plan to seek the death penalty against two men charged in an ambush at a cookout five months ago that killed five adults, one of whom...
  • Aug 29

    Does the death penalty deter? Of course

    Does the death penalty deter? Of course
    Jeff Jacoby has this article in the Boston Globe with the above title. The article is also available (with less hoop jumping) own Jacoby's own site.It doesn't take a social-science degree to grasp the real-world difference between facing vs.…
  • Aug 29

    Notes on the Jailbreak Initiative

    Notes on the Jailbreak Initiative
    Some notes on California Proposition 57, Governor Jerry Brown's Jailbreak Initiative:Michele Hanisee has this post, titled Proposition 57 Unmasked, on the blog of the (LA) Association of Deputy District Attorneys.  The ADDA also has this…
Rank this Week: 324

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Aug 29

    Kids in Handcuffs?

    Kids in Handcuffs?
    Children with disabilities increasingly targeted for discipline. WHEN A KENTUCKY SHERIFF'S DEPUTY was caught on camera handcuffing an 8-year-old boy with disabilities, it made national headlines. But the problem runs deeper than one…
  • Aug 26

    When Police Body Cameras Aren’t The Answer

    When Police Body Cameras Aren’t The Answer
    The death of a Los Angeles teen at the hands of police calls into question police policies nationwide. This article originally appeared in USA Today.  Earlier this month, a too familiar tragedy unfolded in East Los…
  • Aug 26

    Behind the Scenes of the Transgender Rights Fight in Texa

    Behind the Scenes of the Transgender Rights Fight in Texa
    With an attorney general determined to make transgender youth second-class citizens, we’re rolling up our sleeves. Note: This piece was originally published in The Advocate.  Every year at about this time, my office gets calls…
Rank this Week: 83

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 309

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

Covers securities fraud cases, investment fraud practices and securities industry regulations.

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • Aug 29

    Investor Alert: IMS Securitie

    Investor Alert: IMS Securitie
    Have you suffered losses investing with IMS Securities? If so, the attorneys at The White Law Group may be able to help. According to FINRA,  IMS Securities Inc.,  is a small broker-dealer and is the target of…
  • Aug 26

    Investor Alert: Christopher Ariola

    Investor Alert: Christopher Ariola
    Have you suffered losses investing with Christopher Ariola, and Bay Mutual Financial? If so, the attorneys at The White Law Group may be able to help. According to FINRA, a complaint was recently filed…
  • Aug 25

    Investor Alert: JP Morgan Chase Pays $950,000

    Investor Alert: JP Morgan Chase Pays $950,000
    On July 27th, 2016, JP Morgan Securities (JPMS) and JP Morgan Chase Bank (JPMCB) entered into a Consent Agreement with the Indiana Securities Commission. JPMCP consented to the entry of the agreement that alleged they had engaged…
Rank this Week: 347

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Never Too Late: if you missed the IPKat last week

    Never Too Late: if you missed the IPKat last week
    Did you miss the IPKat last week? Bring yourself bang up to date by browsing through the latest edition of Never Too Late (the 111th)The branding and rebranding of infidelityKat readers may not recognize Avid Life Media, but they are (more)…
  • Aug 27

    Do passive hosting providers commit acts of communication to the public in relation to third-party content?

    Do passive hosting providers commit acts of communication to the public in relation to third-party content?
    Still on the leaked IA ...This may not be just a good exam question for undergraduate IP law students [note to self: something for next year], but also lawyers and policy-makers currently discussing EU copyright…
  • Aug 26

    The branding and rebranding of infidelity

    The branding and rebranding of infidelity
    How far can rebranding take a company after it has experienced a serious challenge to its brand, especially when your branded service is infidelity. If you are Avid Life Media, Inc., the answer may not be encouraging. Kat readers may not…
Rank this Week: 30

Strategic Legal Technology

Strategic Legal Technology

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

http://prismlegal.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    The Future of Legal KM (Live from #IlTACon)

    The Future of Legal KM (Live from #IlTACon)
    This is a live blog post from ILTACon, the 2016 conference of the International Legal Technology Association. This session is the Future of Legal KM with panelists Rob Saccone (Partner Nexlaw Partners LLC), Patrick DiDomenico (CKO, Ogletree…
  • Aug 27

    Questions about the Blockchain (for #ILTACon panel)

    Questions about the Blockchain (for #ILTACon panel)
    The blockchain is hot. On Tuesday, I will moderate a session on it at ILTCon – more below. This morning, I flipped through Bloomberg Businessweek magazine. I was excited to see the Opening Remarks section, a commentary and op-ed…
  • Aug 21

    Blockchain – Will It Affect Your Practice or Firm?

    Blockchain – Will It Affect Your Practice or Firm?
    Introduction to Blockchain Interview on Its impact on Practice and Firms Both the legal and mainstream media have written many articles about the Blockchain. So I thought readers will appreciate hearing from three lawyers whose practices…
Rank this Week: 806