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Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Apr 20

    Earth Month Tip: Check Out Energy Star’s Save Energy at Home tool to save money and reduce carbon pollution

    Earth Month Tip: Check Out Energy Star’s Save Energy at Home tool to save money and reduce carbon pollution
    Energy Star’s Save Energy at Home Tool can guide you in making your home more energy efficient — whether you do it yourself or hire a qualified professional. The online tool has tips for saving energy all around your home and…
  • Apr 19

    Earth Month Tip: Clean the area around the outdoor components of your HVAC system.

    Earth Month Tip: Clean the area around the outdoor components of your HVAC system.
    Did you know as much as half of your household energy use goes to heating and cooling? Airflow problems can reduce your HVAC system’s efficiency by up to 15% and contribute to carbon pollution. In fact, dirt and neglect are the top…
  • Apr 18

    Earth Month Tip: Check your tire pressure

    Earth Month Tip: Check your tire pressure
    You can improve your gas mileage by up to 3.3% by keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure. Under-inflation increases tire wear, reduces your fuel economy, and leads to higher carbon pollution emissions. Properly inflated tires are…
Rank this Week: 260

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    EASTER IS A STORY OF HOPE

    EASTER IS A STORY OF HOPE
    Weekly Address: President Obama Offers Easter and Passover Greetings WASHINGTON, DC – In this week’s address, the President offered his warmest greetings as millions of Americans celebrate Easter this Sunday and recounted the…
  • Apr 20

    CAROLYN WISHES YOU LOVE, HOPE & JOY

    CAROLYN WISHES YOU LOVE, HOPE & JOY
    Dear Lucas: Easter is upon us and this holiday of hope and inspiration offers an opportunity to reflect on, and renew our commitment to, those who matter most in our lives. To all who are celebrating Easter today, I hope you are able to…
  • Apr 20

    GOING TO CHURCH?

    GOING TO CHURCH?
    54% Plan to Go to Church This Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014 Most Americans plan to attend a religious service this Easter, and even more will eat with their families to commemorate the day. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey…
Rank this Week: 19

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Delay In Paying A Claim

    Delay In Paying A Claim
    Fort Worth insurance attorneys need to be aware of this 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision. The style of the case is W.W. Rowland Trucking Company, Inc. v. Max America Insurance Co. Here is the relevant information from the case....
  • Apr 19

    Life Insurance And Missed Payment

    Life Insurance And Missed Payment
    North Richland Hills Lawyers who handle life insurance claims can read this case and then tell potential clients they better hire an attorney. This case is from the United States District Court, Northern District, Fort Worth Division. The…
  • Apr 17

    Policy Exclusions - Interpretation

    Policy Exclusions - Interpretation
    Arlington insurance lawyers need to be able to know how the courts interpret insurance policy exclusions. A recent finding from a United States Magistrate Judge in the Northern District of Texas is helpful. The style of the case is, The...
Rank this Week: 763

Digital Media Law

Digital Media Law

Covers the law and business of digital media and traditional entertainment. By Jonathan Handel.

http://digitalmedialaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    New Website -- jhandel.com

    New Website -- jhandel.com
    My new website is up at jhandel.com. It tells everything you always wanted to know (and more!) about my background and entertainment/technology law practice. Give it a look!Check out “The New Zealand Hobbit Crisis,” available on…
  • Apr 15

    Aereo to Face Uphill Battle in Supreme Court Next Week, Experts Say (analysis)

    Aereo to Face Uphill Battle in Supreme Court Next Week, Experts Say (analysis)
    Next week’s Supreme Court argument will be difficult for cable-competitor Aereo, legal experts agree, as the company faces off against not just broadcasters but also the influential U.S. Solicitor General’s office and the…
  • Jul 15

    Joan Rivers Faces Potential Fine, Expulsion in WGA East Trial (Analysis)

    Joan Rivers Faces Potential Fine, Expulsion in WGA East Trial (Analysis)
    The penalties could be severe – but Rivers may have some unexpected defenses. With the WGA East sending Joan Rivers off to a trial board for alleged violations related to Fashion Police, the star will be facing what’s likely to be…
Rank this Week: 972

Election Law

Election Law

Covers election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiatives, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process. By Rick Hasen.

http://electionlawblog.org/
Rank this Week: 83

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Apr 20

    Intel Patents: A Diverse Story of Software Innovation

    Intel Patents: A Diverse Story of Software Innovation
    We start our profile of Intel’s recently developed technologies with a look at our featured patent application, which discusses a novel system for managing access to a vehicle among multiple drivers. This access management system would…
  • Apr 19

    The Trade Secret Value Proposition: The Secrecy Requirement

    The Trade Secret Value Proposition: The Secrecy Requirement
    While normally no single factor is dispositive in determining whether information has been kept secret enough to qualify as a trade secret, the focus is on determining whether reasonable efforts to preserve secrecy were employed is of…
  • Apr 18

    For Whom the Bell Tolls: The US Patent System

    For Whom the Bell Tolls: The US Patent System
    An infringer can drag you through endless PTO rounds of attack, if necessary (taking into account the current stats, 1 round is likely enough!), and now the Judge will be equipped to create a series of high hurdles followed by summary…
Rank this Week: 147

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    HURRICANE CARTER HAS DIED

    HURRICANE CARTER HAS DIED
    Rubin Hurricane Carter, a boxer from Patterson, New Jersey who almost became the middle weight champion of the world, has died in Toronto at age 76. Carter spent 20 years in prison, framed for a triple murder in bar. He was twice tried an…
  • Apr 18

    GOOD FRIDAY 4-18-14

    GOOD FRIDAY 4-18-14
    Happy Good Friday this 4-18-14, which if you write today's date backwards, you get...4-18-14. "Now there was about this time Jesus, a wise man....He drew over to him both many of the Jews and the Gentiles...and when Pilate, at the…
  • Apr 17

    FAITH, HOPE, AND THE CUBS.

    FAITH, HOPE, AND THE CUBS.
    Happy belated birthday Nikita Khrushchev (born April 15, 1894). NHL: You've waited all year for the hockey playoffs, and now they're here!RE-HEARING:A quick perusal of the 3rd DCA website reveals that Alex Michaels has filed a motion for a…
Rank this Week: 192

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Lawyer Jailed for Failing to Report Proceeds from Real Estate Development

    Lawyer Jailed for Failing to Report Proceeds from Real Estate Development
    Randy Alan Carpenter, 56, Spruce Pine, North Carolina, an attorney, engineer and appraiser, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Graham Mullen to 27 months in prison for making false statements on his tax returns. The defendant was also…
  • Apr 18

    Convicted Real Estate Ponzi Schemer Indicted Once Again

    Convicted Real Estate Ponzi Schemer Indicted Once Again
    Eliyahu Weinstein, 38, Lakewood, New Jersey, who was sentenced less than two months ago to 22 years in prison for running a Ponzi-style real estate scheme, was indicted by a federal grand jury on new charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, and…
  • Apr 18

    Hefty Sentence Handed Down to Woman who Defrauded Homeowners and Real Estate Investor

    Hefty Sentence Handed Down to Woman who Defrauded Homeowners and Real Estate Investor
    Regina M. Preetorius, 47, Augusta, Georgia was sentenced to 280 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall for her role in a multi-million-dollar investor fraud scheme. After a lengthy jury trial in September 2013,…
Rank this Week: 15

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Texas Tech University School of Law Professor Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Apr 20

    Undue Influence by Some Beneficiaries Invalidates Only the Portions of Will Benefitting Those Beneficiarie

    Undue Influence by Some Beneficiaries Invalidates Only the Portions of Will Benefitting Those Beneficiarie
    The testator’s will gave his estate to five friends and expressly excluded his family. Two family members filed objections to the will and the jury found that the testator had capacity but that three of the five beneficiaries exercised…
  • Apr 20

    Article on ATRA and the Heckerling Institute

    Article on ATRA and the Heckerling Institute
    The changes wrought by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 were at the forefront of the 47th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, a week-long conference for estate planning advisors. For a summary of the speakers’ remarks on…
  • Apr 20

    Same-Sex Couples Entitled to Equal Health Care

    Same-Sex Couples Entitled to Equal Health Care
    Recently, the government stated that insurers must offer the same health coverage options to same-sex couples. Thus, same- sex couples can now purchase family health policies. The new insurance guidelines have been posted on the Department of…
Rank this Week: 21

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Another Big Audio Manufacturer Makes Another Big Settlement

    Another Big Audio Manufacturer Makes Another Big Settlement
    Peavey Electronics ponies up $225,000 for digital device violations. Are there no music lovers at the FCC? Perhaps not in the Enforcement Bureau, which over the last few years has singled out audio and music companies for large fines…
  • Apr 18

    Travelers' Information Stations: To Filter (above 5 kHz) or Not to Filter, THAT is the Question

    Travelers' Information Stations: To Filter (above 5 kHz) or Not to Filter, THAT is the Question
    Comments have been invited on an NAB/SBE proposal aimed at (slightly) improving the audio quality on the TIS without interfering with AM stations. Last July we blogged about changes the Commission had adopted to improve Travelers' Information…
  • Apr 17

    Coming Soon: CommLawBlog Live!

    Coming Soon: CommLawBlog Live!
    A chance for you to hear directly from CommLawBlog contributors and friends. CommLawBlog is pleased to announce the debut of a new feature: CommLawBlog Live! From time to time, we will present our bloggers, and maybe even some outside guests,…
Rank this Week: 841

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By University of Cincinnati Law Professor Paul L. Caron and Ron Jones.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Apr 20

    Tax Court: 'Taxpayers Rely on IRS Guidance at Their Peril'

    Tax Court: 'Taxpayers Rely on IRS Guidance at Their Peril'
    Forbes: 'Taxpayers Rely on IRS Guidance at Their Own Peril,' Tax Judge Rules, by Janet Novack: Taxpayers rely on IRS guidance at their own peril,” Judge Joseph W. Nega wrote in an order entered on April 15th —an order [No, 7022-11 (Apr.…
  • Apr 20

    Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    There is quite a bit of movement in this week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads on SSRN, with new papers debuting on the list at #4 and #5: [412 Downloads] Submission to Finance Department on Implementation of FATCA in Canada, by…
  • Apr 20

    President Obama's Passover and Easter Message

    President Obama's Passover and Easter Message
Rank this Week: 1

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Apr 20

    General Mills Surrender

    General Mills Surrender
    In the face of a huge public backlash, General Mills has removed the abusive contract terms it tried out earlier this week. (See Cereal Wrap?) Only question now is: how long before a modified limited stealth version turns up somewhere…
  • Apr 17

    CerealWrap?

    CerealWrap?
    Really? Firms are going to try to expand browsewrap (or web-wrap) to liking them on Facebook? To opening a cereal box? So claims the NYT in When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue. From the company’s viewpoint…
  • Apr 15

    Tax Day

    Tax Day
    “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society,” wrote Justice Oliver Wendel Holmes (in dissent); it seems I’ve been misquoting it for decades as “taxes are the price of civilization.” They’ve even got the…
Rank this Week: 45

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

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

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Happy Easter to You & Your Peeps!

    Happy Easter to You & Your Peeps!
     
  • Apr 19

    Learn to Increase Your Online Exposure at April 24 Free LawMarketing.com Webinar

    Learn to Increase Your Online Exposure at April 24 Free LawMarketing.com Webinar
    You probably already know that content marketing is a top strategy to attracting and building relationships with new leads. Consumers are turning to the Internet like never before to research answers to legal questions BEFORE they even…
  • Apr 18

    The 6 Keys to Effective Legal Marketing

    The 6 Keys to Effective Legal Marketing
    Successful legal marketing programs can be boiled down to six key components; maximizing your expertise at each of these will enable you to build the law firm you’ve always wanted and one that will enable you to lead the kind of life…
Rank this Week: 361

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

Covers Michigan's appellate courts. By Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
Rank this Week: 459

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation and real estate law. By David B. Snyder of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 20

    PA Gov Candidate McCord Would Rescind Natural Gas Utilities’ Condemnation Power

    PA Gov Candidate McCord Would Rescind Natural Gas Utilities’ Condemnation Power
    One of the hot issues in the PA Governor’s race is natural gas drilling.  One small component of that is a utility’s power of eminent domain.  State Treasurer Rob McCord (Dem.) has stated that he would seek to rescind…
  • Apr 19

    NJ Bill Would Eliminate State Appraisal Board

    NJ Bill Would Eliminate State Appraisal Board
    The New Jersey legislature is considering a bill that would abolish NJ’s Real Estate Appraisers Board and transfer regulation of appraisers to the state’s Real Estate Commission. Bill A2387 was unanimously passed by the Regulated…
  • Mar 31

    Kelo Properties Still Vacant

    Kelo Properties Still Vacant
    In 2005, the US Supreme Court issued one of its most controversial decisions. In Kelo v. City of New London, the Court held that it was not unconstitutional to use the power of eminent domain to take homes and other private property and…
Rank this Week: 956

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

Covers China business, travel and news. By Dan Harris and Steve Dickinson.

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    The FCPA And China. Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

    The FCPA And China. Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.
    The FCPA Blog recently did a post, China dominates the corporate investigations list, in which it listed out the number of ongoing FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) investigations by country. This list appears to have been…
  • Apr 19

    China Anti-Spam Law

    China Anti-Spam Law
    If you have a China mobile number, you are no doubt getting at least one spam text a day. If your website is in Chinese or if you have a Chinese domain name, you are no doubt getting at least one spam email a day as well. So what I am about…
  • Apr 18

    China’s Changing Economy And You

    China’s Changing Economy And You
    One of our China lawyers got the following email this week (modified a bit to avoid any identifiers): I am certain you hear this everyday…”my supplier has disappeared with my deposit.” For the first time in 20 years it has…
Rank this Week: 175

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers a variety of legal areas and information, with a focus on the United Kingdom.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Apr 20

    Fiddler under the roof

    Fiddler under the roof
    Yeung v Potel & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 481 A Court of Appeal case on the problems with the edges of demises and reserved rights of access, involving, in this case, a land grab above a ceiling and a demand to access the flat above. Flats 3…
  • Apr 20

    You don’t just walk away

    You don’t just walk away
    R (Twelve Baytree Ltd) v Rent Assessment Committee [2014] EWHC 1129 (Admin) is that rare beast – a judicial review of the LVT (as it was; FTT(PC) as it is now). It concerns how you withdraw a Right to Manage claim. I confess, when I…
  • Apr 18

    Gonna get myself arrested

    Gonna get myself arrested
    Maunder Taylor v SHG-SH20 Ltd 3CL02066 is one of the more interesting (and potentially, important) county court cases I’ve come across recently (transcript not publicly available; I’ve got one and am trying to persuade the…
Rank this Week: 475

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Apr 20

    Fiddler under the roof

    Fiddler under the roof
    Yeung v Potel & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 481 A Court of Appeal case on the problems with the edges of demises and reserved rights of access, involving, in this case, a land grab above a ceiling and a demand to access the flat above. Flats 3…
  • Apr 20

    You don’t just walk away

    You don’t just walk away
    R (Twelve Baytree Ltd) v Rent Assessment Committee [2014] EWHC 1129 (Admin) is that rare beast – a judicial review of the LVT (as it was; FTT(PC) as it is now). It concerns how you withdraw a Right to Manage claim. I confess, when I…
  • Apr 18

    Gonna get myself arrested

    Gonna get myself arrested
    Maunder Taylor v SHG-SH20 Ltd 3CL02066 is one of the more interesting (and potentially, important) county court cases I’ve come across recently (transcript not publicly available; I’ve got one and am trying to persuade the…
Rank this Week: 537

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.boston-car-accident-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 20

    NTSB Investigating FedEx Truck Crash that Killed 10

    NTSB Investigating FedEx Truck Crash that Killed 10
    The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a tragic accident that took the lives of 10 victims earlier this month. According to Bloomberg and other accounts, a FedEx truck crashed into a bus transporting more than 40 high…
  • Apr 17

    Boston Cyclists Fight For Stiffer Penalties in Fatal Collision

    Boston Cyclists Fight For Stiffer Penalties in Fatal Collision
    In the event of a traffic collision, victims have the right to file civil claims against negligent drivers and third-parties. While this is one remedy to help compensate victims who have suffered injuries, personal losses, or the death of a…
  • Apr 16

    New GM Car Safety Team: Good PR or Just Another Cover-Up?

    New GM Car Safety Team: Good PR or Just Another Cover-Up?
    GM has been under recent scrutiny for covering up the defective ignition switches tied to the deaths of at least 13 passengers. Now the CEO is creating a team to focus on vehicle safety. According to reports, the new safety organization…
Rank this Week: 603

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

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

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Apr 20

    NASAA and the SEC: Presenting a United Front to Protect Investor

    NASAA and the SEC: Presenting a United Front to Protect Investor
    Editor's Note: Luis A. Aguilar is a Commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This post is based on Commissioner Aguilar’s remarks at the North American Securities Administrators Association's Annual NASAA/SEC 19(d)…
  • Apr 19

    Segregation of Initial Margin Posted in Connection with Uncleared Swap

    Segregation of Initial Margin Posted in Connection with Uncleared Swap
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Leigh R. Fraser, partner and co-head of the hedge funds group at Ropes & Gray LLP, and is based on a Ropes & Gray publication by Ms. Fraser, Isabel K.R. Dische, and Molly…
  • Apr 18

    The Robust Use of Civil and Criminal Actions to Police the Market

    The Robust Use of Civil and Criminal Actions to Police the Market
    Editor's Note: Mary Jo White is Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This post is based on Chair White’s remarks to the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) 2014 Compliance & Legal Society…
Rank this Week: 121

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Apr 20

    Diet, Exercise, and Sleep

    Diet, Exercise, and Sleep
    Some law students have ill-conceived notions about their priorities for studying and how those priorities interface with basic life needs. They decide that the way to get better grades is to either skimp on/skip or go overboard on meals,…
  • Apr 19

    Reminder: What the Best Law Teachers Do Conference in June

    Reminder: What the Best Law Teachers Do Conference in June
    It is not too late to register for What the Best Law Teachers Do: Educators in Action, hosted by Northwestern Law and the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, June 25-27, 2014, in Chicago, Illinois. What the Best Law Teachers...
  • Apr 18

    AASE National Conference Has Three Tracks of Program

    AASE National Conference Has Three Tracks of Program
    Don’t forget to register for the 2nd Annual AASE National Conference in Indianapolis, IN, May 29 through June 1. This year AASE is proud to offer three distinct program tracks focused on professional development; techniques for law school…
Rank this Week: 642

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Apr 20

    @Avvo, Not Just Alive

    @Avvo, Not Just Alive
    Amongst lawyers, there isn’t much talk of Avvo anymore. Way back when, Avvo was not merely an upstart challenging the hegemony of Martindale-Hubbell’s lawyer ratings, which were utterly meaningless to anyone outside of the…
  • Apr 20

    Is Three A Start, A Finish, or Just Three?

    Is Three A Start, A Finish, or Just Three?
    A continuing issue with the police is that they take care of their own, meaning that the rules they apply to the rest of us, often with far more force than can possibly be justified, don’t apply to them.  Yet, the Gothamist offers…
  • Apr 19

    Incentives Revisited: Which Lying Liars Do You Favor?

    Incentives Revisited: Which Lying Liars Do You Favor?
    In response to the question of why, Nebraska Senior District Court Judge Richard Kopf provided a candid and detailed answer.  His answer consists of nine points, delivered with his usual aplomb and sense of humor, and with…
Rank this Week: 173

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Apr 20

    Events and Announcements: April 20, 2014

    Events and Announcements: April 20, 2014
    by An Hertogen by An Hertogen Call for Papers The European Society of International Law Interest Group on Peace and Security (ESIL IGPS) and the Research Project on Shared Responsibility in International Law (SHARES Project) organize…
  • Apr 19

    Weekend Roundup: April 5-18, 2014

    Weekend Roundup: April 5-18, 2014
    by An Hertogen by An Hertogen This fortnight on Opinio Juris, Julian examined whether the US could legally deny Iran’s new U.N. Ambassador a visa to New York and provided his take on the three main arguments in…
  • Apr 18

    Thoughts on the Ukraine Ad Hoc Self-Referral

    Thoughts on the Ukraine Ad Hoc Self-Referral
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller As readers no doubt know, the Ukraine has accepted the ICC’s jurisdiction on an ad hoc basis for acts committed between 21 November 2013 and 22 February 2014. The self-referral has already…
Rank this Week: 56

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    DHHS Will Pay You $75 to Register Your Advance Directive

    DHHS Will Pay You $75 to Register Your Advance Directive
    Under the Medicare Choices Empowerment and Protection Act (S. 2240), which was introduced this month, the Department of Health & Human Services will pay Medicare beneficiaries $75 to register their advance directives.   As I have…
  • Apr 19

    10 Common Questions (and their Answers) on Medical Futility

    10 Common Questions (and their Answers) on Medical Futility
    Four Mayo Clinic physicians have just published a high level overview of medical, ethical, legal, financial, and policy issues relating to medical futility.  Here are the 10 questions.  Read the article for the answers.What is the…
  • Apr 16

    7th Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day

    7th Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day
    IT’S HERE!  Today is the 7th Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day!  ACTIVITIES/RESOURCES:  Even if you have your own resources, please also direct patients, residents, clients, and the public to…
Rank this Week: 304

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Apr 20

    Stolen Pressure Relieving Mattre

    Stolen Pressure Relieving Mattre
    Many residents assessed as a high risk for bed sores, also known as pressure ulcers, are given special pressure reducing cushions or mattresses which help to reduce the chances of their skin breaking down. That’s what was…
  • Apr 19

    Video Surveillance

    Video Surveillance
    Last fall, the New York Times posted an informative blog article discussing the pros and cons of families placing hidden cameras to protect loved ones from being abused or neglected in nursing homes. Certainly, many of the most shocking cases…
  • Apr 18

    The Dementia Village

    The Dementia Village
    Often this blog focuses on things going wrong in the nursing home and elder care industries. Today though, the focus is on a groundbreaking facility in Holland that seems to be getting a lot of things right. De Hogewayk is a special home…
Rank this Week: 126

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Apr 20

    Don't Mess with Nolan Ryan!

    Don't Mess with Nolan Ryan!
    A new biography of the great Nolan Ryan by Rob Goldman has been released. This article discusses an excerpt from the book, which cemented Ryan's place in baseball history as one tough Texan pitcher! The article notes that "[d]uring…
  • Apr 17

    A Legend Passe

    A Legend Passe
    Leonard Rosen, one of the founding partners of the elite Wall Street law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, and Katz, has passed away at the age of 83.
  • Apr 16

    First Aboriginal Police Officer

    First Aboriginal Police Officer
    Edmonton Police Service is launching a digital comic series dedicated to telling the stories of their heroes. In their series is the tale of Canada's first aboriginal police officer Alex Decoteau: One hundred and thirteen years ago, Alex…
Rank this Week: 990

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Apr 20

    Proving and Winning a First-Party Bad Faith Case, Part 6 - The Nuts and Bolts of Discovery

    Proving and Winning a First-Party Bad Faith Case, Part 6 - The Nuts and Bolts of Discovery
    In part 5 my series on Proving and Winning a First Party Bad Faith Case, I posted the interrogatories I recently served on the insurer’s attorney on a case I am handling in federal court in the Western District of Missouri. The…
  • Apr 18

    Do a Good Friday Pardon - Extend the Flood Proof of Loss Deadline

    Do a Good Friday Pardon - Extend the Flood Proof of Loss Deadline
    On Good Friday, it seems only fitting to think about justice and actions by those in power. I sent the following letter to my Congressional Representative, Kathy Castor, pleading for her to do something about the impending National Flood…
  • Apr 17

    Ignoring Statutory Obligations May Breach an Insurance Contract

    Ignoring Statutory Obligations May Breach an Insurance Contract
    The debate over what evidence should be admitted in a breach of contract case has raged on for many years. Policyholders typically argue that evidence of an improper investigation should be admitted as impeachment evidence, while insurance…
Rank this Week: 402

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Apr 20

    Happy Easter Parrot Sunday

    Happy Easter Parrot Sunday
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  • Apr 18

    Why Mess With The Note 3?

    Why Mess With The Note 3?
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  • Apr 17

    Are You Authentic?

    Are You Authentic?
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Rank this Week: 152

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Apr 20

    From “The Rule of Nobody”

    From “The Rule of Nobody”
    We mentioned Philip K. Howard’s new book “The Rule of Nobody” the other day. Here’s another excerpt (which also appeared in the Wall Street Journal’s “Notable and Quotable”: The 2009 economic stimulus…
  • Apr 19

    Mark Steyn on Kinder Eggs: “Choc and Awe”

    Mark Steyn on Kinder Eggs: “Choc and Awe”
    Mark Steyn revisits the subject of Kinder Surprise eggs, the chocolate-wrapped toys popular in much of the rest of the world but forbidden under a distinctive U.S. law which bans the “embedding of non-nutritive items” in…
  • Apr 19

    OMG! Betty Crocker clickwrap destroys your legal rights!

    OMG! Betty Crocker clickwrap destroys your legal rights!
    For those who freaked out at those headlines Thursday, Daniel Fisher at Forbes has a corrective to the New York Times’ latest story advancing the trial lawyer campaign against arbitration. Tweet Tags: arbitration, shrinkwrap/EULAs OMG!…
Rank this Week: 73

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 20

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Faillite : Il n'y a aucune raison d'importer en droit canadien le concept américain de «contribution substantielle», l'article 11.52(1)c) de la Loi sur les arrangements avec les créanciers des compagnies permettant…
  • Apr 20

    Summaries Sunday: OnPoint Legal Research

    Summaries Sunday: OnPoint Legal Research
    Sivia v. British Columbia (Superintendent of Motor Vehicles), 2014 BCCA 79 1. CASE SUMMARY Areas of law: Motor Vehicles; Legislation; Constitutional law; Charter of Rights- -Provisions in Motor Vehicle Act establishing automatic roadside…
  • Apr 20

    Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book

    Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book
    This week's summaries concern: Professional misconduct in medicine / Assignment of copyright / Breathalyzer / Stalking / Punitive damages: . . . [more]
Rank this Week: 29

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/
  • Apr 20

    Ellis, Harrington: Reduce incarceration levels at Harris County Jail

    Ellis, Harrington: Reduce incarceration levels at Harris County Jail
    State Sen. Rodney Ellis and Texas Civil Right Project chief James Harrington recently wrote a letter to the Harris County Budget and Management Office suggesting alternatives to incarceration to avoid continuous requests for variances from…
  • Apr 16

    Radio discussion of Texas' Driver Responsibility surcharge

    Radio discussion of Texas' Driver Responsibility surcharge
    In the wake of Monday's public hearing on the topic, I was interviewed this afternoon on Texas Public Radio's KSTX out of San Antonio along with Ana Yañez Correa of the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition and John Hawkins from the Texas…
  • Apr 16

    Consultant: TDCJ 'receptive' to prison rape recommendations, 'confident' proposed solutions were 'reasonable and viable'

    Consultant: TDCJ 'receptive' to prison rape recommendations, 'confident' proposed solutions were 'reasonable and viable'
    The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) this week sent me the consultant's report regarding what would be required for Texas' adult prisons to comply with the Prison Rape Elimination Act, a document I requested under the open records…
Rank this Week: 50

Illinois Sexual Harassment…

Illinois Sexual Harassment Attorney Blog

Covers employment discrimination, constructive discharge, gender discrimination, and sexual harassment. By Peter M. LaSorsa.

http://www.illinoissexualharassmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Strad Oilfield Services Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $65,000

    Strad Oilfield Services Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $65,000
    Strad Oilfield Services pays $65,000 to settle an Americans With Disability Act ("ADA") lawsuit. The discrimination lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). According to the ADA you can't treat an employee…
  • Apr 17

    Can I Be Fired For Reporting Sexual Harassment?

    Can I Be Fired For Reporting Sexual Harassment?
    So you are working hard and going about your business. The boss is engaging in sexual harassment of another employee and you witness it almost daily. You don't know if you should get involved or not. What happens if you report the sexual…
  • Apr 16

    Riviera Consulting & Management Consulting, LLC Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $100,000

    Riviera Consulting & Management Consulting, LLC Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $100,000
    Riviera Consulting & Management Consulting, LLC pays $100,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit The lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). According to published accounts a former employee was fired…
Rank this Week: 288

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Easter, More than Bunny's and Egg

    Easter, More than Bunny's and Egg
    Easter is a sacred time for Christians throughout the world. However, like many religious traditions, the meaning and symbolism of this Holy day has become commercialized.Easter shares some of the tradition with Passover, but Easter is not…
  • Apr 19

    My Bleeding (404Care.gov) Heart

    My Bleeding (404Care.gov) Heart
    By now, IB readers are presumably fully aware of the dangerous Heartbleed virus (well, major internet security flaw). Some may recall that a week or so ago, the folks in DC assured us that users of the 404Care.gov site weren't at risk…
  • Apr 18

    We’re lost, but we’re making good time

    We’re lost, but we’re making good time
    Today's Wall Street Journal reports President Obama saying that eight million people had picked health-insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act.  “The point is, the repeal debate is and should be over," the president said.…
Rank this Week: 64

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Apr 20

    Haapio, Barton, and Passera: Innovating Contract Practices: Contract Design and Information Design

    Haapio, Barton, and Passera: Innovating Contract Practices: Contract Design and Information Design
    Dr. Helena Haapio, Professor Dr. Thomas D. Barton, and Stefania Passera have posted Innovating Contract Practices: Merging Contract Design with Information Design, forthcoming in Thomas D. Barton and Gerlinde Berger-Walliser (Eds.),…
  • Apr 18

    Wyner: Annotating, Extracting, and Linking Legal Information

    Wyner: Annotating, Extracting, and Linking Legal Information
    Dr. Adam Wyner of the University of Aberdeen has posted slides of his presentation entitled Annotating, Extracting, and Linking Legal Information, given 11 March 2014 at the University of Edinburgh. Topics covered in the presentation include:…
  • Apr 17

    Ph.D. student position in Computational Law, at University of Aberdeen

    Ph.D. student position in Computational Law, at University of Aberdeen
    A Ph.D. student research position regarding a Computational Law project at the University of Aberdeen has been posted. The supervisor for the position is Dr. Adam Wyner. Here are excerpts from the announcement: Computational Law Institution:…
Rank this Week: 67

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 33

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    Continuing with works published this year to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, The Washington Post reviews Todd S. Purdum's An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the…
  • Apr 18

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    From the Junto: "Is Blogging Scholarship? Reflections on the OAH Panel."Congratulations to Roman Hoyos, Southwestern Law School, for being awarded the (Senior) Moroney Award for Scholarship in Postal History for his article The People's…
  • Apr 18

    Berring on West's Digests and Legal Thought

    Berring on West's Digests and Legal Thought
    Richard A. Danner, Duke University School of Law, has posted Influences of the Digest Classification System: What Can We Know?, which also appears in Legal Reference Services Quarterly 33 (2014).  Here is the…
Rank this Week: 59

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Apr 20

    Reminder: ILW Proposals Due April 23

    Reminder: ILW Proposals Due April 23
    014 International Law Weekend will be held from October 23-25, 2014 in New York City. ILW is sponsored and organized by the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) and the International Law Students Association (ILSA).…
  • Apr 17

    Syria: Reopen Discussion on Persons Trapped in Homs, "A Theatre of Death and Destruction"

    Syria: Reopen Discussion on Persons Trapped in Homs, "A Theatre of Death and Destruction"
    Regretting the abrupt halt in talks between the Syrian authorities and the negotiating committee representing civilians and fighters trapped in the Old City of Homs, United Nations-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi today urged all the parties…
  • Apr 17

    Remembering the Rwandan Genocide, and Learning from the Failure to Recognize It at the Time

    Remembering the Rwandan Genocide, and Learning from the Failure to Recognize It at the Time
    The United Nations Security Council marked the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide by calling on all countries to recommit to prevent and fight such serious crimes, as a senior United Nations official warned that many of today’s…
Rank this Week: 161

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    Conklin: Statelessness: The Enigma of the International Community

    Conklin: Statelessness: The Enigma of the International Community
    William E. Conklin (Univ. of Windsor - Law) has published Statelessness: The Enigma of the International Community (Hart Publishing 2014). Here's the abstract:'Statelessness' is a legal status denoting lack of any nationality, a status…
  • Apr 18

    Salmon: Droit international et argumentation

    Salmon: Droit international et argumentation
    Jean Salmon (Université libre de Bruxelles - Law) has published Droit international et argumentation (Bruylant 2014). Here's the abstract:L’ouvrage rassemble une vingtaine d’articles que Jean Salmon a écrits au cours…
  • Apr 18

    Symposium: Engaging the Writings of Martti Koskenniemi

    Symposium: Engaging the Writings of Martti Koskenniemi
    The latest issue of the Temple International & Comparative Law Journal (Vol. 27, no. 2, Fall 2013) includes a symposium on "Engaging the Writings of Martti Koskenniemi." Contents include: Jeffrey L. Dunoff, Engaging the Writings of Martti…
Rank this Week: 60

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

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

http://blog.kir.com/
Rank this Week: 106

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

Features a daily dose of odd cases and strange laws. By John B. Mesirow.

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Apr 19

    You Stole What From Papa John’s?

    You Stole What From Papa John’s?
    It would be misleading, though not totally false, to say this guy walked into a Florida Papa John’s and stole pizza. Here’s what happened, per wptv.com: Polk County deputies say a man walked into Papa John’s Pizza…
  • Apr 18

    You Did What On Your Trip To Bermuda?

    You Did What On Your Trip To Bermuda?
    Whatever your opinion is on the legalization of marijuana, it goes without saying that it’s illegal in many places. It also going without saying that you shouldn’t try to sneak it on a plane and into a foreign country when you…
  • Apr 17

    There Is Only One Possible Explanation For This Guy Calling The Cops To Come To His House.

    There Is Only One Possible Explanation For This Guy Calling The Cops To Come To His House.
    This really is like the hen picking up the phone, calling the fox, and inviting him over for dinner. As for why this gent would call the police, consider what he was doing in his house. As reported by The Florida Times-Union: Shaune Lawrence,…
Rank this Week: 190

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Apr 19

    Easter, 1916: A terrible beauty is born.

    Easter, 1916: A terrible beauty is born.
    On Easter Monday, April 24, 1916, Irish republican leaders staged an Easter Rising against British rule in Ireland. The uprising, the most significant Irish revolt since 1798, took place mainly in Dublin. It was unsuccessful. The British…
  • Apr 18

    Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia.

    Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia.
    Mother died and left me reckless, Daddy died and left me wild. No, I'm not good lookin', I'm some sweet woman's angel child. --William Samuel McTier (1898–1959)...
  • Apr 18

    The MC5: The Revolution as Serious Fun.

    The MC5: The Revolution as Serious Fun.
    The MC5 truly believed in the power of rock & roll to change the world. --Rolling Stone Below is the MC5's Wayne Kramer singing "Ramblin' Rose" at Wayne State University in Detroit in July 1970, two months after the...
Rank this Week: 72

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Apr 19

    FlipBoard magazines on ICT4Peace, Crisis Mapping, Big Data, Drones and more

    FlipBoard magazines on ICT4Peace, Crisis Mapping, Big Data, Drones and more
    I’ve been for a while a daily consumer of content through FlipBoard. I first downloaded it on to my iPad Mini around 3 years ago and have since found it an indispensable app to keep up with the information and news I want to follow. It…
  • Apr 19

    FlipBoard magazines on ICT4Peace, Crisis Mapping, Big Data, Drones and more

    FlipBoard magazines on ICT4Peace, Crisis Mapping, Big Data, Drones and more
    I’ve been for a while a daily consumer of content through FlipBoard. I first downloaded it on to my iPad Mini around 3 years ago and have since found it an indispensable app to keep up with the information and news I want to follow. It…
  • Apr 19

    Vladimir Putin must be called to account on surveillance just like Obama

    Vladimir Putin must be called to account on surveillance just like Obama
    I blew the whistle on the NSA’s surveillance practices not because I believed that the United States was uniquely at fault, but because I believe that mass surveillance of innocents – the construction of enormous, state-run…
Rank this Week: 54

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Coco Loco E. coli Outbreak Update

    Coco Loco E. coli Outbreak Update
    Jack and Noah Melton were hospitalized for weeks at Texas Children’s Hospital. News 3 talked to the boys’ parents Friday about a very frightening experience that turned out for the... Continue Reading
  • Apr 19

    General Mills: “We’ve listened – and we’re changing our legal terms back”

    General Mills: “We’ve listened – and we’re changing our legal terms back”
    Not sure who Kirstie Foster is, but they should make her CEO of General Mills IMHO.  Here is what she said: As has been widely reported, General Mills recently posted... Continue Reading
  • Apr 19

    General Mills: I Do Not Give a S*&% About Safe Food

    General Mills: I Do Not Give a S*&% About Safe Food
    When Stephanie Strom of The New York Times wrote “When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue,”it caught my attention. At first I thought General Mills could not... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 133

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

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

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Apr 19

    Van Den Eeckhout on Schlecker

    Van Den Eeckhout on Schlecker
    Veerle Van Den Eeckhout (Leiden University and University of Antwerp) has posted on SSRN an English version of a paper on international employment law previously published in Dutch in “Tijdschrift Recht en Arbeid”…
  • Apr 18

    Judge Scheindlin, In Re South Africa Apartheid Litigation, and… A Non-Fully Dead ATS?

    Judge Scheindlin, In Re South Africa Apartheid Litigation, and… A Non-Fully Dead ATS?
    Although in the middle of the Easter holiday (at least for some), I find it is worth briefly reporting on the opinion of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York In re South Africa Apartheid Litigation, that was…
  • Apr 16

    New Czech Act on Private International Law

    New Czech Act on Private International Law
    By Petr Briza, co-founding partner of Briza & Trubac, a Czech law firm focusing on cross-border litigation and arbitration, among others. Regular readers of this blog might recall this post that referred to my article at Transnational…
Rank this Week: 187

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Apr 19

    Letter From the Editor: THC Limits for Marijuana Edible

    Letter From the Editor: THC Limits for Marijuana Edible
    Let me begin with a warning. If you read this any further, it may be a 4/20 buzzkiller for you. This is not my intention, but it may be the result if facts sometimes get in the way of a comfy view of the universe. I  just thought that…
  • Apr 19

    Publisher’s Platform: I’m having Cheerios for Breakfast

    Publisher’s Platform: I’m having Cheerios for Breakfast
    Not sure who Kirstie Foster is, but they should make her CEO of General Mills IMHO. Here is what she said: “As has been widely reported, General Mills recently posted a revised set of Legal Terms on our websites. Those terms – and…
  • Apr 18

    Pennsylvania Health Department: Discard Raw Milk From Greenfield Dairy

    Pennsylvania Health Department: Discard Raw Milk From Greenfield Dairy
    Raw milk from Greenfield Dairy near the central Pennsylvania town of Middleburg is likely contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and should be discarded immediately, state officials say. Raw milk is milk that has not been pasteurized. The…
Rank this Week: 58