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ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jun 30

    Richard Epstein raises "Hard Questions On Same-Sex Marriage"

    Richard Epstein raises "Hard Questions On Same-Sex Marriage"
    Highly recommended reading [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jun 30

    Fee Shifting: Delaware's Self-Inflicted Wound

    Fee Shifting: Delaware's Self-Inflicted Wound
    I've just posted a new article to SSRN: Abstract: In a 2014 opinion (ATP Tour, Inc. v. Deutscher Tennis Bund), the Delaware Supreme Court upheld a fee-shifting bylaw, which required unsuccessful... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jun 29

    Inside Higher Ed on SSM and the Bob Jones Precedent

    Inside Higher Ed on SSM and the Bob Jones Precedent
    Inside Higher Ed ponders the future of small evangelical colleges post-Obergefell: Friday's Supreme Court decision that states must authorize and recognize gay and lesbian marriages could create... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 110

On the Record

On the Record

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

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Jun 30

    July 1, 2015

    July 1, 2015
  • Jun 30

    Early success for hospital waiver, but hard work ahead

    Early success for hospital waiver, but hard work ahead
    While Maryland’s experimental hospital payment system has seen early success — such as reported cost savings of more than $100 million during its first full year — officials say hard work lies ahead. In the program’s…
  • Jun 30

    Analysts: Strong performance expected from McCormick’s 2Q report

    Analysts: Strong performance expected from McCormick’s 2Q report
    McCormick & Co. will report its fiscal second-quarter earnings Wednesday and industry analysts expect a strong showing from the global spice and seasoning company. Consensus from analysts who follow the company expect it to announce…
Rank this Week: 473

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

Covers legal issues related to green building and sustainable development. By Shari Shapiro.

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Taking A Cue From The LGBT Community, EPA Needs To Focus On Creating A Receptive Audience For Its Clean Power Plan

    Taking A Cue From The LGBT Community, EPA Needs To Focus On Creating A Receptive Audience For Its Clean Power Plan
     Both Michigan v. EPA and Obergefell v. Hodges demonstrate a key learning about governance in America—context matters as much as, or perhaps more, than legal authority. In 1998, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decided to…
  • Jun 22

    In Suing Commonwealth of PA, Clean Air Council Takes A Stand For Up-To-Date Building Code

    In Suing Commonwealth of PA, Clean Air Council Takes A Stand For Up-To-Date Building Code
    There is a war on building codes across the United States, and Pennsylvania is ground zero. After years of regular building code updates, a law was passed in 2011 (Act 1) at the urging of the Pennsylvania Builders Association to make it…
  • Nov 10

    Extreme Makeover: EPA Edition

    Extreme Makeover: EPA Edition
    The Home and Garden Channel (HGTV) is the top rated cable network on the weekends.  At the end of every remodeling show on HGTV is the big reveal, dramatic "before and after" footage of the transformation of the kitchen or…
Rank this Week: 919

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

Features news and commentary on the practice of law before the California Supreme Court. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://www.atthelectern.com/
  • Jun 30

    New California Supreme Court Historical Society newsletter

    New California Supreme Court Historical Society newsletter
    The California Supreme Court Historical Society has published its Spring/Summer 2015 newsletter.  (Disclosure:  I serve on the Society’s board.)  The first two articles are about Hong Yen Chang and the Supreme…
  • Jun 29

    Erroneous exclusion of prospective jurors leads to death sentence reversal

    Erroneous exclusion of prospective jurors leads to death sentence reversal
    The Supreme Court today reverses the death sentence (but not the conviction) in People v. Leon because of the improper exclusion of three prospective jurors.  This is not a Batson, racially-motivated-peremptory-challenge case. …
  • Jun 28

    Supreme Court reverses Court of Appeals to affirm Supreme Court, kinda

    Supreme Court reverses Court of Appeals to affirm Supreme Court, kinda
    Yes, the title of this post is obtuse.  And we’re a bit late in commenting on this.  But the US Supreme Court on June 18 in a sense validated a 15-year-old California Supreme Court decision affirming a death penalty. The state…
Rank this Week: 895

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/
  • Jun 30

    Puerto Rico Municipal Bond Fund

    Puerto Rico Municipal Bond Fund
    According to reports,  U.S. fund manager OppenheimerFunds, the largest holder of Puerto Rico debt among U.S. municipal bond funds, warns that it stands ready to defend the terms of bonds it holds. This statement comes a day after the…
  • Jun 30

    Investigation into Braintree Park

    Investigation into Braintree Park
    Have you suffered losses in Braintree Park, a Direct Invest TIC? If so, the White Law Group may be able to help recoup some of your loses. The White Law Group is investigating potential securities fraud claims involving broker-dealers’…
  • Jun 30

    Recovery of Natixsis Managed Futures Strategies Fund Losse

    Recovery of Natixsis Managed Futures Strategies Fund Losse
    Have you invested in Natixsis Managed Futures Strategies Fund and suffered losses? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help recoup some of your losses. Managed futures are a type of alternative investment that invest primarily in the…
Rank this Week: 371

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Jun 30

    California Franchise Legislation (AB 525) Moving Through Senate - Franchise Law, Disputes and Compliance.

    California Franchise Legislation (AB 525) Moving Through Senate - Franchise Law, Disputes and Compliance.
    On Monday, June 29, 2015, California State Assembly Bill (AB) 525 was considered by the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee. If passed by the Senate, AB 525 will amend the existing California Franchise Relations…
  • Jun 30

    Figures Don't Lie, but Liars Figure. - Franchise Law, Disputes and Compliance.

    Figures Don't Lie, but Liars Figure. - Franchise Law, Disputes and Compliance.
    This is the first of a three articles intended to raise investment care sensitivities. They are offered as a gesture of concern about what I see happening to people who invest in new and in old/over the hill franchise...
  • Jun 29

    How to Accomplish Important Goals - Operation

    How to Accomplish Important Goals - Operation
    Setting Goals is important understanding the why behind your goals is critical. Learn 3 steps that will almost guarantee you the results you desire. It is something of a cultural phenomenon for everyone to focus on future goals and...
Rank this Week: 745

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jun 30

    New Oxford Review

    New Oxford Review
    While it is tempting to align with the Copperheads, the Northern anti-war and anti-Lincoln Democrats who sympathized with the South, by doing so one runs headlong into true detestation of slavery. A similar contradiction manifests itself when…
  • Jun 30

    40-year old meat confiscated in China: Weird business news - Yahoo Finance

    40-year old meat confiscated in China: Weird business news - Yahoo Finance
    Who doesn’t love a well-aged Porterhouse steak or an 18-month aged slice of prosciutto? Perhaps that’s what Chinese smugglers who were caught selling 40-year old frozen meat were thinking. Chinese officials found and confiscated…
  • Jun 30

    Planetary Pas de Deux: See Venus and Jupiter Dance in the Evening Sky - NBC New

    Planetary Pas de Deux: See Venus and Jupiter Dance in the Evening Sky - NBC New
    The celestial highlight of the month is actually a drama that has been building all through June: The two brightest planets in our sky — Venus and Jupiter — have been slowly approaching each other. via www.nbcnews.com I saw it...
Rank this Week: 91

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Jun 30

    Notifying Potential Claimants in Diocese Chapter 11 Case

    Notifying Potential Claimants in Diocese Chapter 11 Case
    Since 2004, 12 Catholic dioceses have filed under Chapter 11. The latest case is that of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, which filed in January 2015. The claims bar date is set for August 3. How should the...
  • Jun 30

    Gelpern on Puerto Rico and Greece on Rehm

    Gelpern on Puerto Rico and Greece on Rehm
    Credit Slips blogger, Anna Gelpern, was on the Diane Rehm Show this morning discussing the financial problems in Puerto Rico and Greece. Gelpern of Georgetown University was joined by Greg Ip of the Wall Street Journal and Matthias Matthjis…
  • Jun 26

    Searching CFPB Consumer Narrative

    Searching CFPB Consumer Narrative
    Yesterday the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) went live with its consumer complaint database, publishing over 7,700 consumer narratives detailing problems they have faced with banks, debt collectors, and other creditors. The CFPB…
Rank this Week: 76

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Jun 30

    Rethinking the Lawyer Business Card Plus 39 More Must-Read

    Rethinking the Lawyer Business Card Plus 39 More Must-Read
    Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 40 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the...
  • Jun 29

    The Best Business Laptop Plus 56 More Must-Read

    The Best Business Laptop Plus 56 More Must-Read
    Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 57 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the...
  • Jun 26

    Newly Essential Legal Technology; Apple Watch Musings; Apple Watch Step Tracking and Heart Rate Monitoring Myths Busted

    Newly Essential Legal Technology; Apple Watch Musings; Apple Watch Step Tracking and Heart Rate Monitoring Myths Busted
    Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles: Michael Schwartz, Technology That Has Recently Become Essential for Law Practice Kalani Patterson, Apple Watch Musings From a Techie and Watch Fan Neil Squillante, A Deeper Dive Into…
Rank this Week: 218

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jun 30

    Chinese security laws elevate the party and stifle dissent. Mao would approve.

    Chinese security laws elevate the party and stifle dissent. Mao would approve.
    Stanley Lubman quoted in The New York Times, May 29, 2015 “The ideology is far thinner and holds the attention of the populace far less powerfully than before,” said Stanley Lubman. … “As a result, the Chinese…
  • Jun 30

    A shareholder advocate in word, but not in practice

    A shareholder advocate in word, but not in practice
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, May 26, 2015 This would all be just another story of an entrenched chief executive who treats the company as his own playground were Gamco not an asset manager, which is a fiduciary to…
  • Jun 30

    Years of growing crime weigh on Antioch resident

    Years of growing crime weigh on Antioch resident
    Franklin Zimring quoted in San Jose Mercury News, May 26, 2015 UC Berkeley Professor Frank Zimring, who has written books about America’s crime rate, says ascertaining the root causes of crime is more complicated than many believe. He…
Rank this Week: 332

Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, veterans benefits and special needs trusts. By Mark E. Wight.

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
Rank this Week: 707

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Party-Line Vote Kills Runner’s Sex-Offender Residency Bill

    Party-Line Vote Kills Runner’s Sex-Offender Residency Bill
    6-30-15 California: Sen. Sharon Runner announced Tuesday her legislation to make sex-offender residency restrictions more workable, while keeping the integrity of voter approved Jessica’s Law intact was struck down by the Senate Public…
  • Jun 27

    Grand Rapids man wrongfully imprisoned blames police

    Grand Rapids man wrongfully imprisoned blames police
    6-27-15 Michigan: GRAND RAPIDS – A Grand Rapids-area man who spent nearly 17 years in prison for a rape he didn't commit said poor police work landed him behind bars. Quentin Carter's conviction was erased by a Kent County judge Thursday,…
  • Jun 27

    Official: Lightning may have killed 25-year-old man on Port Orange roof

    Official: Lightning may have killed 25-year-old man on Port Orange roof
    6-27-15 New Jersey: PORT ORANGE — A 25-year-old man working on a roof was killed Friday, and witnesses say they believe lightning may have struck the victim, according to a city official. Steven Lee Gang of Orange City was working on a…
Rank this Week: 60

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 79

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/
  • Jun 30

    Prisonology

    Prisonology
    Walt Pavlo (500 Pearl Street) and Jack Donson (former BOP Case Manager) developed a unique interactive website to educate lawyers on what a client needs to know about the prison experience. Check it out here. They state, "[p]risonology's…
  • Jun 9

    Second Circuit Reverses Denial of New Trial Because of Juror Misconduct

    Second Circuit Reverses Denial of New Trial Because of Juror Misconduct
    Three years ago, I wrote a lengthy blog piece about U.S. v. Daguerdas, a case in which a SDNY judge ordered a new trial for three of four defendants because of juror misconduct. ("Lying Juror Requires New Trial in Tax...
  • Jun 8

    Acquittal for BP Executive

    Acquittal for BP Executive
    "The highest ranking BP exec charged in the fatal 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster," was acquitted on Friday after two hours of jury deliberations. Initially charged with false statements and Obstruction of Congress, the court…
Rank this Week: 46

InfoBytes Blog

InfoBytes Blog

Monitors and reports on news, legal developments and legislative actions affecting the financial services industry. By Buckley Sandler LLP.

http://www.infobytesblog.com/
Rank this Week: 949

Texas Injury Law Blog

Texas Injury Law Blog

Covers the rights of individuals injured in accidents. By the Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txinjuryblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Truck Driver Involved in 9-Vehicle Accident Cited for Careless Driving Day Before Fatal Crash

    Truck Driver Involved in 9-Vehicle Accident Cited for Careless Driving Day Before Fatal Crash
    Pictured above: A scene from the accident that involved 9 vehicles Last week, two accidents occurred that involved one careless truck driver. The first accident happened on Wednesday, June 24th in Wildwood, Florida when Benjamin Scott Brewer…
  • Jun 26

    More Than a Dozen Ethicon Mesh Lawsuits to Go to Jury

    More Than a Dozen Ethicon Mesh Lawsuits to Go to Jury
    Judge Joseph Goodwin, the federal judge in charge of overseeing multidistrict litigation involving transvaginal mesh and sling products, has moved to consolidate more than a dozen such lawsuits for jury trial this November. The decision came…
  • Jun 25

    More Studies Suggest Xarelto Could Double Risk for Gastrointestinal Bleeding

    More Studies Suggest Xarelto Could Double Risk for Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    Xarelto, a relatively new prescription blood thinner, was first approved by the FDA in 2011 for patients who were at risk of developing blood clots as a result of knee or hip replacement surgeries. The marketers of the anticoagulant, Janssen…
Rank this Week: 97

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Jun 30

    New Federal Overtime Rules Proposed

    New Federal Overtime Rules Proposed
    Today, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the highly anticipated proposed federal overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) more than a year after President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to begin creating new…
  • Jun 29

    Gender Equity Pay Bill Moves Forward in California Legislature

    Gender Equity Pay Bill Moves Forward in California Legislature
    On June 24, 2015, California Chamber of Commerce-supported legislation that seeks to eliminate pay disparity based on gender won approval from an Assembly policy committee. SB 358 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) specifies that employees who are…
  • Jun 25

    Paid Sick Leave Author Proposing Changes to the Law

    Paid Sick Leave Author Proposing Changes to the Law
    With less than a week to go before the paid sick leave law passed last year takes effect on July 1, urgency legislation is pending in the Legislature to adjust how the law is implemented. AB 304 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego), if passed and signed…
Rank this Week: 540

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

Covers human resources and other workforce management, compensation and employee benefits laws, policies and practices. By Solutions Law Press.

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 299

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 127

ACSBlog

ACSBlog

Covers progressive law and policy issues, with a focus on constitutional issues. From the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog
  • Jun 30

    Biden’s Enduring Gay Rights Legacy

    Biden’s Enduring Gay Rights Legacy
    by Sam Kleiner, a fellow at the Yale Law Information Society Project With his landmark opinion in Obergefell v Hodges, Justice Anthony Kennedy cemented his legacy as a gay rights icon. “He will be remembered for these…
  • Jun 30

    One Word Sums Up the Supreme Court’s Ruling in King v. Burwell ―“Enough!”

    One Word Sums Up the Supreme Court’s Ruling in King v. Burwell ―“Enough!”
    by Robert N. Weiner, partner, Arnold & Porter LLP*This post originally appeared on casetext.com.The first lawsuit seeking to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA) came just seven minutes after the President signed the bill on March…
  • Jun 30

    The Supreme Court Strikes a Blow Against Partisan Gerrymandering

    The Supreme Court Strikes a Blow Against Partisan Gerrymandering
    by Sean J. Young, Staff Attorney, ACLU Voting Rights ProjectYesterday, the United States Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, which preserved a vital weapon against…
Rank this Week: 628

Above the Law

Above the Law

A legal tabloid that provides news and gossip about the profession's colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.

http://abovethelaw.com/
  • Jun 30

    Summer Associate Allegedly Dismissed Over Wild Incident With Cocaine, Hooker

    Summer Associate Allegedly Dismissed Over Wild Incident With Cocaine, Hooker
    This is definitely a welcome vision from the halcyon Biglaw days of yore.
  • Jun 30

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.30.15

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.30.15
    * Justice Kennedy's writing style... maybe it's a little over the top. [PrawfsBlawg] * If you're looking for representation at the Supreme Court, go small. [Law360 (sub. req.)] * Marriage equality is only one more step for activists. Next up,…
  • Jun 30

    Does Social Media Do Any Good At All In Marketing?

    Does Social Media Do Any Good At All In Marketing?
    Technology columnist Jeff Bennion walks through the different social-media platforms... and expresses skepticism.
Rank this Week: 3

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 420

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/
  • Jun 30

    Ted Cruz, Tennis, and the Chief

    Ted Cruz, Tennis, and the Chief
    Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign memoir, just published today, includes a charming vignette about playing tennis with Chief Justice Rehnquist during his clerkship. Says Cruz, “it was a required part of the job to play tennis with him once a…
  • Jun 30

    Doing Qualitative Empirical Research

    Doing Qualitative Empirical Research
    Continuing with my discussion of my recent book and some of the scholarship issues that I worked through, today I'm going to write about some of the tips and pitfalls I discovered actually doing qualitative empirical research. Hopefully some…
  • Jun 30

    Charleston, Black Originalism, and a Living Constitution (Part A)

    Charleston, Black Originalism, and a Living Constitution (Part A)
    I was going to write an arid final summary post on Black Originalism to finish my guest stint here at the Lounge. But in light of the horrific act of racial terrorism at Emanuel A.M.E. in Charleston and the window...
Rank this Week: 88

LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

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

http://www.lnglawblog.com
  • Jun 30

    Project Agreements Signed with First Nations for LNG Canada’s Feeder Pipeline

    Project Agreements Signed with First Nations for LNG Canada’s Feeder Pipeline
    TransCanada announced its Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project (Coastal GasLink) has signed project agreements with Canadian First Nations Wet’suwet’en First Nation, Skin Tyee Nation, Nee-Tahi-Buhn Band, Yekooche First Nation, Doig…
  • Jun 30

    Canadian National Energy Board Considering 40-Year Gas Export License

    Canadian National Energy Board Considering 40-Year Gas Export License
    The Canadian National Energy Board (NEB) is seeking comments on proposed amendments to its regulations to create a new category of licenses that would permit the export of natural gas for a term not exceeding 40 years.  The amendments…
  • Jun 29

    U.S. Trade and Development Agency Awards Grant to Study Panama Canal LNG Import Terminal

    U.S. Trade and Development Agency Awards Grant to Study Panama Canal LNG Import Terminal
    The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has awarded a grant to the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) to conduct a feasibility study related to the construction of an LNG import terminal and other LNG infrastructure at the Panama Canal.  The…
Rank this Week: 139

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/
  • Jun 30

    State Department Names Lee Wolosky New Envoy for Closing Guantanamo

    State Department Names Lee Wolosky New Envoy for Closing Guantanamo
    The State Department has named former National Security Council official Lee Wolosky as the new special envoy for the closure of Guantanamo Bay, reports Carol Rosenberg of the Miami Herald.  DefenseOne gives us the scoop on the…
  • Jun 30

    Breach of Trust, OPM, and the Intelligence Community

    Breach of Trust, OPM, and the Intelligence Community
    I have now had a little time to digest Shane Harris’s story in the Daily Beast this morning on the intelligence community’s concerns in 2010 about OPM’s data security. The relevant passage from the GAO report Shane cites is,…
  • Jun 30

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    This afternoon, Greece requested its third European bailout in five years. According to the Wall Street Journal, the proposal calls for €29.15 billion from the European Stability Mechanism to cover Greek debt repayments from 2015 to…
Rank this Week: 69

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

Covers law firm marketing and business development strategies. By the Rainmaker Institute.

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Turn Your Law Firm Website Into a Moneymaker, Not a Money Taker

    Turn Your Law Firm Website Into a Moneymaker, Not a Money Taker
    If you’ve been practicing law for a decade or more, you probably hated the first time you had to create your law firm website. Chances are that it was too expensive, took too long to develop and probably doesn’t even have half the…
  • Jun 29

    How Law Firms Can Use Dashboards to Save Time, Increase Productivity and Close More Case

    How Law Firms Can Use Dashboards to Save Time, Increase Productivity and Close More Case
    Do you have the critical numbers you need to run your law firm efficiently at your fingertips?  Dashboards have been used by businesses for years, but law firms have been slow to adapt them to running a more efficient, effective…
  • Jun 26

    How Lawyers Can Stop Failing at Facebook

    How Lawyers Can Stop Failing at Facebook
    I had a comment on one of my Facebook posts the other day saying that, for attorneys, Facebook is a waste of time because you’re just preaching to the choir. The writer said that your friends on Facebook are already your friends in real…
Rank this Week: 382

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Jun 30

    Jetstar Hong Kong Denied Operating License

    Jetstar Hong Kong Denied Operating License
    Last week, the Hong Kong Air Transport Licensing Authority (ALTA) finally issued its decision rejecting Jetstar Hong Kong Airways Limited's (JHK) application for license to operate scheduled air services. This is a setback for Qantas which…
  • Jun 23

    LOT Hack

    LOT Hack
    Polish national carrier, LOT Airlines, temporarily suspended service on Sunday because of an external attack on its computer systems. International aviation's various security treaties are often cited as a model for an international…
  • Jun 11

    Follow Up on Recent News Event

    Follow Up on Recent News Event
    There were multiple developments today in news stories about which we have recently blogged, so we have decided to include a brief list of links to keep readers up-to-date on these items: Portugal has chosen the investor group led by...
Rank this Week: 257

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/
  • Jun 30

    People v. Awad (Cal. Ct. App. - June 29, 2015)

    People v. Awad (Cal. Ct. App. - June 29, 2015)
    This is an awesome opinion.  It shows a manifest concern for justice.  Three cheers for the Court of Appeal.I'll let the 4/3 explain the thing in its own words:"Appellant has appealed his felony conviction for multiple counts of…
  • Jun 30

    Ironridge Global v. ScripsAmerica (Cal. Ct. App. - June 30, 2015)

    Ironridge Global v. ScripsAmerica (Cal. Ct. App. - June 30, 2015)
    The rule's fairly simple:  Follow the trial court's injunction, or get it stayed.  If you do otherwise, you may well find your appeal dismissed.As the Court of Appeal does here.I'll add that today's opinion is also not a ringing…
  • Jun 29

    Ninth Circuit Mandamus Actions (9th Cir. - June 29, 2015)

    Ninth Circuit Mandamus Actions (9th Cir. - June 29, 2015)
    Today is apparently "Judge Jones" day in the Ninth Circuit.Judge Jones, from the District of Nevada, is the subject of not one, but two (unrelated) published mandamus opinions today.  The first stems from his routine practice of denying…
Rank this Week: 161

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

Provides analysis, resources and commentary on developments in traditional labor law. By McKenna Long & Aldridge.

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
Rank this Week: 756

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

By Jordan E. Bublick.

http://jbublick.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Choice of Law in a Bankruptcy Case

    Choice of Law in a Bankruptcy Case
    When a person files for bankruptcy in Florida and owes a gambling debt in Nevada, which states' law apply in determining whether the claim on the gambling debt should be allowed or whether it is dischargeable or nondischargeable?  A 2006…
  • Jun 30

    "Foreclosure Defense" - Time to Review Assumptions?

    "Foreclosure Defense" - Time to Review Assumptions?
    The issuance by the Floirda Third District Court of Appeals in Miami of the recent decision in Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, etc. v. Harry Beauvais, et al., Case No. 3D14-575, may be an appropriate time to review what actions a Miami…
  • Jun 26

    Transfers Before a Bankruptcy

    Transfers Before a Bankruptcy
    There are several provisions that address transfers before a bankruptcy case - federal bankruptcy statutes, state statutes, and state common law. Transfers that violate these rules are subject to avoidance and the involved parties may face…
Rank this Week: 710

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Applied Materials wins at PTAB in Ex parte CUVALCI; PTAB mentions "the epitome of hindsight"

    Applied Materials wins at PTAB in Ex parte CUVALCI; PTAB mentions "the epitome of hindsight"
    The discussion section begins:We reverse the Examiner’s rejection for the reasons set forth inAppellants’ Appeal and Reply Briefs.We add the following for emphasis.As the Federal Circuit has explained, “rejections on…
  • Jun 30

    PTAB decision in Ex parte Florian

    PTAB decision in Ex parte Florian
    The PTAB basically adopted the arguments of the Appellant in the case Ex parte Florian : We reverse the above § 103 rejection,for substantially the reasons provided by Appellants in their Brief and Reply Brief.We add the following.It is…
  • Jun 30

    Apple prevails over Affnity Labs of Texas at PTAB

    Apple prevails over Affnity Labs of Texas at PTAB
    As to 95/001,264 and 90/010,333, Apple wins at PTAB.link: http://e-foia.uspto.gov/Foia/RetrievePdf?system=BPAI&flNm=fd2015004281-06-30-2015-1
Rank this Week: 47

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jun 30

    Glossip and Restarting Executions in California

    Glossip and Restarting Executions in California
    The outcome of the much-covered case, highlighted in articles here and here, filed by several death row inmates in Oklahoma holds great significance for the future of California's death penalty system.  In a 5-4 decision on Monday, the…
  • Jun 30

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Parole Blocked for Killer of CA Man Buried Alive:  California Gov. Jerry Brown has blocked parole for the man responsible for the murder of a developmentally delayed man in 1980, who was beaten and buried alive.  Don Thompson of...
  • Jun 29

    Glossip Symposium at SCOTUSblog

    Glossip Symposium at SCOTUSblog
    It's been a busy day in the wake of Glossip.  The case has drawn a lot of media attention.  We will have some links to coverage tomorrow.Tomorrow I will be on a teleforum with the Federalist Society at 2:00 p.m....
Rank this Week: 355

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

Covers law practice management, the Internet and technology. By Jim Calloway.

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Jun 30

    Does a lawyer have a brighter future than a supermodel?

    Does a lawyer have a brighter future than a supermodel?
    I'm sure most readers thought that was a pretty ridiculous question for a blog post title. Well, it is summertime and the living is supposed to be easy. So I decided to give you a little light reading by posting...
  • Jun 26

    Digiral Edge podcast with Judy Perry Martinez, chair of The ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Service

    Digiral Edge podcast with Judy Perry Martinez, chair of The ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Service
    It was a pleasure and an honor to interview Judy Perry Martinez, chair of the ABA Presidential Commission on the Future of Legal Services for the Digital Edge podcast. She discussed the work of the commission and specific actions the...
  • Jun 12

    Care and Feeding of the Law Firm Client

    Care and Feeding of the Law Firm Client
    Care and Feeding of the Law Firm Client is my Oklahoma Bar Journal column that covers the basics of forming and maintaining good client relationships. The topics range from the initial interview and retainer agreement to managing expectations…
Rank this Week: 396

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jun 30

    Might Pope Francis shame Prez Obama into doing more about mass incarceration?

    Might Pope Francis shame Prez Obama into doing more about mass incarceration?
    The question in the title of this post is a bit of a riff off of this notable new commentary from Philadelphia magazine, headlined "Will the Pope Shame City Hall Into Fixing Its Atrocious Prison Problem?". Here are excerpts: The...
  • Jun 30

    If you are eager to gorge on Glossip gossip...

    If you are eager to gorge on Glossip gossip...
    here is just a smidgen of some of the copious commentary one can find before the ink is really dry on the biggest death penalty ruling of the SCOTUS Term just concluded (listed here only by title/headline, sources and authors...
  • Jun 30

    Virginia Gov creates commission to study bringing back parole in state sentencing scheme

    Virginia Gov creates commission to study bringing back parole in state sentencing scheme
    I have long thought and feared that the broad move in the 1980s and 1990s to abolish parole in the federal sentencing system and in many state systems was a significant (and rarely recognized) contributor to modern mass incarceration…
Rank this Week: 15

West Virginia Lawyer Blog

West Virginia Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal appeals and personal injury law. By Wolfe Law Firm.

http://www.westvirginialawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Plea Deals and ‘Double Jeopardy’ in West Virginia Drug Cases – State v. Ferrell

    Plea Deals and ‘Double Jeopardy’ in West Virginia Drug Cases – State v. Ferrell
    A plea deal can be an effective tool for a person facing significant criminal charges, often allowing the person to plead guilty to lesser crimes and reduce the potential impact of a conviction. As a recent case out of the West Virginia…
  • Jun 17

    Decline a DUI Test? In West Virginia, it May Cost You Your License – Reed v. Hall

    Decline a DUI Test? In West Virginia, it May Cost You Your License – Reed v. Hall
    West Virginia law gives drivers pulled over by the police a pretty significant incentive to submit to breath and possibly other tests. If you don’t, you could lose your license. There may be certain circumstances in which a driver can…
  • Jun 3

    Probation in West Virginia Criminal Cases – State v. Henry

    Probation in West Virginia Criminal Cases – State v. Henry
    Some people who are arrested, charged, and eventually convicted of a crime may be able to avoid prison time through probation. This is a form of supervised release in which the person is allowed to live freely and go on with his or her life,…
Rank this Week: 779

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Jun 30

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Supreme Court smacks EPA for ignoring costs, but mercury rule likely to persevere

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Supreme Court smacks EPA for ignoring costs, but mercury rule likely to persevere
    With its last decision of the OT2014 term, in Michigan v. EPA, the Supreme Court held, by a vote of 5-4, that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unreasonably failed to consider costs when deciding to regulate mercury emissions…
  • Jun 30

    [Todd Zywicki] New column at US News and World Report

    [Todd Zywicki] New column at US News and World Report
    Chad Reese and I have a new column at U.S. News and World Report: “Redundant Today, Essential Tomorrow: Congress is Taking Necessary Steps to Keep the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Line.” An excerpt: So if the bureau is…
  • Jun 30

    [Eugene Kontorovich] New federal law fights European boycotts of Israel

    [Eugene Kontorovich] New federal law fights European boycotts of Israel
    On Monday, President Obama signed into law the sweeping Trade Promotion Authority, a measure with broad significance for future international trade deals with Europe. It also includes important new federal legislation, the United…
Rank this Week: 10

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

Covers securities arbitration, litigation and regulatory news. By Maddox Hargett & Caruso, P.C.

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
  • Jun 30

    Former Ovation CFO Alfred Talens Charged with Stealing About $600,000

    Former Ovation CFO Alfred Talens Charged with Stealing About $600,000
    As a result of, Alfred Talens being charged with stealing about $600,000 from Ovation where he was the CFO, along with other charges. We are looking into cases against Talens and LPL where he was employed as a stockbroker. For more on this…
  • Jun 25

    JP Morgan, SEC Talk Settlement over Investment-Recommendation Concern

    JP Morgan, SEC Talk Settlement over Investment-Recommendation Concern
    The SEC is examining J.P. Morgan for guiding clients to their own proprietary products and away from offerings by other firms. Generally leading to higher fees for the bank, the practice, while not banned, is closely watched by regulators.…
  • Jun 23

    FINRA Suspends City Securities Broker John Cody Miller

    FINRA Suspends City Securities Broker John Cody Miller
    Our firm will be looking into investor complaints against John Cody Miller, a City Securities broker and investment adviser in Indiana, as a result of his suspension for executing trades without written consent, going against his…
Rank this Week: 555

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Jun 30

    Used Car Negotiations – Shanghai Style

    Used Car Negotiations – Shanghai Style
    This morning NPR’s Morning Edition had an interesting piece about purchasing used cars in Shanghai.  NPR reporter Frank Langfitt has been sending dispatches from China for some time, and his discussion of high-pressure hard…
  • Jun 26

    Failure to Communicate

    Failure to Communicate
    It’s a damn miracle that people on your planet ever understand each other. My good friend, Charlie Irvine, who mediates and teaches in Glasgow, Scotland, wrote an amusing and/or horrifying blog post about students’ statements in…
  • Jun 21

    Call for DR Syllabi Extended to June 28

    Call for DR Syllabi Extended to June 28
    It’s so cool that so many people sent their syllabi to share with our community in response to my post last week.   I’m sure you will be impressed when you will see them posted. Several folks said that they…
Rank this Week: 374

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

Uses topical issues to examine different crimes in Washington, D.C. Discusses individual crimes and defense strategies. Ruminates on the challenges of law practice and being a solo practitioner. By Jamison Koehler.

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • Jun 30

    Your Rights. Your Lawyer.

    Your Rights. Your Lawyer.
    Criminal and DWI Defense in the District of Columbia.
  • Jun 22

    Trial Transcript: New Prosecutor Struggles With Basics of Direct Examination

    Trial Transcript: New Prosecutor Struggles With Basics of Direct Examination
      A: It is a photograph of the bottle that was thrown through the window. Q: How did you find that bottle? A: I didn’t find the bottle. The policeman found the bottle. THE COURT: So she didn’t... Read More
  • Jun 19

    “Badgering” the Witness at a CPO Hearing

    “Badgering” the Witness at a CPO Hearing
      The judge informs me that I am “badgering” the witness. I have heard of “arguing with a witness” and “harassing a witness.” Until the judge accuses me of “badgering” the witness, however,…
Rank this Week: 753

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/
  • Jun 30

    New in the Library: Law Related Fiction

    New in the Library: Law Related Fiction
    The Law Library now has revolving shelving (pictured) with law related fiction titles. Now students have a convenient and easy way to do some pleasure reading. Also, don’t forget you can get plenty of other fiction through the law…
  • Jun 29

    Professor Forte Cited in US Supreme Court Decision on Gay Marriage

    Professor Forte Cited in US Supreme Court Decision on Gay Marriage
    C|M|Law’s own Professor David F. Forte was cited in the newest landmark decision handed down by the US Supreme Court Obergefell v. Hodges which legalized same-sex marriage late last week. Kudos to Professor Forte on this accomplishment!…
  • Jun 26

    Meningitis Immunization Soon to be Required in Ohio

    Meningitis Immunization Soon to be Required in Ohio
    The Ohio Legislature has passed a bill that will require all school Children to receive immunization against meningitis (Meningococcal disease). The bill, SB 121, would require Ohio students to be immunized against meningococcal disease once…
Rank this Week: 421

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
Rank this Week: 84

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Jun 30

    The OECD Provides Further Guidance on Assessing the Anticompetitive Impact of Laws and Regulation

    The OECD Provides Further Guidance on Assessing the Anticompetitive Impact of Laws and Regulation
    The most welfare-inimical restrictions on competition stem from governmental action, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s newly promulgated “Competition Assessment Toolkit, Volume 3: Operational…
  • Jun 29

    One Step Forward: The Supremes Add Some Bite to Environmental Cost-Benefit Analysi

    One Step Forward: The Supremes Add Some Bite to Environmental Cost-Benefit Analysi
    Today, in Michigan v. EPA, a five-Justice Supreme Court majority (Antonin Scalia, joined by Chief Justice John Roberts, and Justices Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito, with Thomas issuing a separate concurrence) held that the…
  • Jun 23

    The Green Shoots of the NYC Taxi Rules on Ridesharing Companie

    The Green Shoots of the NYC Taxi Rules on Ridesharing Companie
    I am of two minds when it comes to the announcement today that the NYC taxi commission will permit companies like Uber and Lyft to update, when the companies wish, the mobile apps that serve as the front end for the ridesharing platforms. My…
Rank this Week: 48

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Jun 30

    4 Things Recent Research Has Taught Us About Fatherhood

    4 Things Recent Research Has Taught Us About Fatherhood
    There is no shortage of research regarding the importance of engaged fathers. Over the years there have been numerous studies that prove, without a doubt, it is crucial for children to have Dad involved in their lives. However, there is a…
  • Jun 29

    Who Decides The Meds A Child Takes When Custody Is Split?

    Who Decides The Meds A Child Takes When Custody Is Split?
    Question: What rights do I have when it comes to deciding what medications my child takes? My son has ADHD and my ex and I disagree about what medication he needs to take. We have split custody and I am the primary parent. Answer: I do not…
  • Jun 28

    Is Remarriage Valid If Divorce Is Still Pending?

    Is Remarriage Valid If Divorce Is Still Pending?
    Question: My ex and I filed for divorce in 2000 and have both since remarried. I recently found out that the divorce is still pending. Is it possible the divorce didn’t go through and what does that mean for my new marriage? Answer: I…
Rank this Week: 173

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Jun 30

    New Overtime Regulations and the Avoidance Problem (VIDEO)

    New Overtime Regulations and the Avoidance Problem (VIDEO)
    I posted a new video to Vimeo: New Overtime Regulation and the Avoidance Problem. New Overtime Regulations and the Avoidance Problem from Philip Miles on Vimeo.It's a brief overview of President Obama's Department of Labor's new proposed…
  • Jun 30

    They're Heeeeerrrre - New Proposed FLSA Overtime Reg

    They're Heeeeerrrre - New Proposed FLSA Overtime Reg
    At long last, today is the day. President Obama will announce the new proposed overtime regulations. You can read the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking here.This will take me some time to read through. After reading the executive summary, the…
  • Jun 29

    That White Guy Lost . . .

    That White Guy Lost . . .
    Yes, white males are a protected class... I blogged about this a year and a half ago. One of the cases I cited was Burlington v. News Corp. The employee, a white guy, was fired for using the n-word. He filed a race discrimination lawsuit,…
Rank this Week: 633

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    More on that bill to protect art authenticators (UPDATED)

    More on that bill to protect art authenticators (UPDATED)
    Which -- once again -- has not yet been enacted and probably won't have much of an effect if and when it does.  Anyway, the latest from artnet is here.UPDATE:  More here from Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.  The bottom…
  • Jun 28

    Copyright karma? (UPDATED)

    Copyright karma? (UPDATED)
    Technical difficulties for the "non-Hofman" rubber duck.UPDATE:  Heh.
  • Jun 27

    Apparently there's another graffiti lawsuit involving 5Pointz

    Apparently there's another graffiti lawsuit involving 5Pointz
    Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento and Nicholas O'Donnell have you covered.  On the earlier round of litigation, see here.
Rank this Week: 146