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Michael Markarian: Animals &…

Michael Markarian: Animals & Politics

Covers elections, ballot measures, and legislation. By the Human Society.

http://hslf.typepad.com/political_animal/
  • Nov 21

    The Secret Life of Class B Dealer

    The Secret Life of Class B Dealer
    In honor of The HSUS’s 60th anniversary, LIFE Magazine has revisited the classic Stan Wayman photo-essay, “Concentration Camps for Dogs.” The article and series of shocking photos, originally published in 1966, built on a…
  • Nov 13

    Pentagon is on Active Duty for Animal

    Pentagon is on Active Duty for Animal
    The Department of Defense recently announced that it will halt the use of live animals in a variety of medical training programs, beginning January 1. As the Boston Globe reported yesterday, “The military has been instructed to instead…
  • Nov 12

    Focus on Enforcement of Dog and Cat Fur Law

    Focus on Enforcement of Dog and Cat Fur Law
    Americans are horrified by the idea of dogs and cats being killed for fur trim and trinkets. Strong enforcement of the federal law reflects these values—whether it’s put into a report or not.      Related…
Rank this Week: 815

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Nov 21

    Primer on Grand Jurie

    Primer on Grand Jurie
    In light of the fact that the Ferguson grand jury is likely to render its decision in the near future, I thought I would offer some links to sources that provide background information on grand juries. 1. Grand Juries 2....
  • Nov 20

    Law Prof Discusses Juries on NPR

    Law Prof Discusses Juries on NPR
    Professor David Harris of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law provides an excellent overview of the jury to include its history and how jurors are selected. NPR: American Attitudes on Juries and Jury Duty
  • Nov 19

    Court Upholds Conviction Despite Tweets by Two Different Jurors: U.S. v. Liu

    Court Upholds Conviction Despite Tweets by Two Different Jurors: U.S. v. Liu
    A federal district court this week, in U.S. v. Liu et. al, upheld the conviction of three defendants two of whom were attorneys for immigration fraud despite the fact that two different jurors sent out trial-related tweets. The first juror...
Rank this Week: 675

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/
  • Nov 21

    My Email is Down

    My Email is Down
    Email to my usual UM Law address has been down for the last 24 hours due to multiple hardware failures of the law school’s network hardware. Barring miracles, latest projections don’t have it up until Monday if then. If you…
  • Nov 21

    DETEKT

    DETEKT
    EFF and other fine groups announce DETEKT, a spyware detection tool. It’s a joint project with Amnesty International, Digitale Gesellschaft, and Privacy International. Read the disclaimers and instructions carefully. Note also that they…
  • Nov 20

    Why Obama’s Immigration Plan is Legal

    Why Obama’s Immigration Plan is Legal
    Here, via Marty Lederman, is the opinion of the Office of Legal Counsel underlying President Obama’s new ‘deferred action policy’ on certain classes of undocumented immigrants. Spoiler alert: the President is exercising…
Rank this Week: 32

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
Rank this Week: 51

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Nov 21

    Equil Smartpen 2: Read Our Exclusive Report

    Equil Smartpen 2: Read Our Exclusive Report
    Originally published in our free TL NewsWire newsletter. Instead of reading TL NewsWire here, sign up now to receive future issues via email. YOUR DIGITAL PAPER MATE Handwritten notes remain a fixture of legal practice. They have largely…
  • Nov 21

    Review of TrialPad 4 in a Trial; PDF Security for E-Filing; 4K Monitors; Question of the Week

    Review of TrialPad 4 in a Trial; PDF Security for E-Filing; 4K Monitors; Question of the Week
    Today's issue of Fat Friday contains these articles: Patrick Lanius, Review: TrialPad 4 in a Medical Malpractice Trial (Defense) John Mueller, Tip: How to Secure PDF Documents for E-Filing Tom Trottier, 4K Monitors Have Arrived Question of…
  • Nov 21

    TranscriptPad 2: Read Our Exclusive Report

    TranscriptPad 2: Read Our Exclusive Report
    Originally published in our free TL NewsWire newsletter. Instead of reading TL NewsWire here, sign up now to receive future issues via email. TRANSCRIPT REVIEW FOR THE IPAD FAN Preparing reports of relevant deposition testimony used to…
Rank this Week: 91

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
Rank this Week: 497

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Transformative work of the day: Barbie the Computer Engineer

    Transformative work of the day: Barbie the Computer Engineer
    Organization for Transformative Works volunteer Casey Fiesler explains in Slate.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Nov 21

    Reading list: Orly Lobel on employment law as IP law

    Reading list: Orly Lobel on employment law as IP law
    Orly Lobel, The New Cognitive Property: Human Capital Law and the Reach of Intellectual Property.  Abstract:Contemporary law has become grounded in the conviction that not only the outputs of innovation – artistic expressions,…
  • Nov 21

    Lamborghini going to pot?

    Lamborghini going to pot?
    If "anything can signify anything," is this equation of a pot with a Lamborghini nominative fair use?  (It's just an object. It doesn't mean what you think.)Anything can signify anything billboard, Washington DCPhoto by Zach…
Rank this Week: 66

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
  • Nov 21

    President Obama: Don’t Empower an Unaccountable and Violent Agency

    President Obama: Don’t Empower an Unaccountable and Violent Agency
    Which American police force had an officer arrested for misconduct almost every single day between 2005 and 2012? Hint: It’s the same one that was responsible for at least 31 fatal encounters with private individuals since 2010, without…
  • Nov 21

    Movement for Racial Justice Runs Wide and Deep

    Movement for Racial Justice Runs Wide and Deep
    “Everyone is aware of race. Dealing with racism is another matter,” said a keynote speaker at Facing Race 2014: A Multi-Racial, Intergenerational Gathering for Racial Justice Advocates.  I joined almost 1,600 people from…
  • Nov 20

    US Joins Somalia and South Sudan in Failing to Support Child Right

    US Joins Somalia and South Sudan in Failing to Support Child Right
    This piece originally ran at Al Jazeera America. On Nov. 20, 1989, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a landmark human rights treaty protecting children’s rights. The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) was negotiated…
Rank this Week: 45

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    The Copyright Board of Canada is Reversed Again by the Federal Court of Appeal: the CAFDE Decision

    The Copyright Board of Canada is Reversed Again by the Federal Court of Appeal: the CAFDE Decision
    The Copyright Board has been reversed once again by the Federal Court of Appeal (“FCA”), which is the Court responsible for reviewing its decisions when a party believes that there has been a reviewable error.  This ruling is…
  • Nov 17

    Copibec v Laval - The Class Action - First Step

    Copibec v Laval - The Class Action - First Step
    Here is the first step in the Quebec copyright infringement class action by Copibec against the University of Laval. This is a request to Quebec Superior Court authorize Copibec to proceed by way of a class action. Two immediate…
  • Nov 10

    Now COPIBEC Is Suing Laval in the Quebec Superior Court

    Now COPIBEC Is Suing Laval in the Quebec Superior Court
    Copibec is the Quebec counterpart of Access Copyright. It has started litigation in the Quebec Superior Court against  l’Université  Laval. I'll post the claim when I get a copy…
Rank this Week: 361

New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers national and New York based elder neglect and nursing home abuse news. Published By Gallivan & Gallivan.

http://www.newyorknursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Two Certified Nurse's Aides at the Terrace View Long Term Care Facility in Buffalo Charged with Abuse and Neglect

    Two Certified Nurse's Aides at the Terrace View Long Term Care Facility in Buffalo Charged with Abuse and Neglect
    In September the NYS Attorney General's office announced that two certified nurse's aides at the Erie County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility in Buffalo, which has recently changed its name to the Terrace View Long Term Care Facility,…
  • Oct 15

    Rye Nursing Home Receives Deficiency for Pressure Sore Care

    Rye Nursing Home Receives Deficiency for Pressure Sore Care
    The Osborn, a Westchester nursing home located in Rye, received a citation by the Department of Health in February, 2014 for failure to provide proper treatment to a resident with a pressure ulcer. Per federal regulations, a facility must…
  • Sep 24

    Signs and Symptoms of Nursing Home Abuse

    Signs and Symptoms of Nursing Home Abuse
    What You Should Know About Nursing Home or Elder Abuse It is estimated that there are more than half a million reports of elderly abuse every year in the U.S., not to mention millions of cases that go unreported. Nursing...
Rank this Week: 679

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Two Rationales for Administrative Relief

    Two Rationales for Administrative Relief
    Ahilan Arulanantham For the Symposium on Administrative Reform of Immigration LawMuch of the initial reaction to the President’s newly-announced administrative relief program will likely focus on the decision not to extend relief to the…
  • Nov 21

    Executive Discretion and Congressional Prioritie

    Executive Discretion and Congressional Prioritie
    Adam Cox & Cristina Rodriguez  For the Symposium on Administrative Reform of Immigration Law As we noted last night, in the debate leading up to the President’s announcement of administrative immigration relief, most…
  • Nov 21

    Strategic Supreme Court Resignation

    Strategic Supreme Court Resignation
    Do NOT take the following seriously.Suppose you are a sitting Supreme Court Justice. To some degree you are concerned about who your successor will be. As the political scientists put it, your ideal point is, well, you.  You want your…
Rank this Week: 349

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

Covers health law and compliance issues. By The Health Law Partners.

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    House Ways & Means Health Chair Introduces Draft Legislation Impacting RAC Audits and Short-Term Hospital Admission

    House Ways & Means Health Chair Introduces Draft Legislation Impacting RAC Audits and Short-Term Hospital Admission
    On November 19, 2014, the House Ways & Means health subcommittee Chair Kevin Brady (R-TX) introduced draft legislation that would revamp the Medicare payment structure for short-term hospital admissions, aiming to resolve the backlog of…
  • Nov 18

    PSC Challenges Ruling Implicating RAC Contract Award

    PSC Challenges Ruling Implicating RAC Contract Award
    On November 7, 2014, the Professional Services Council ("PSC"), a national trade association of the government technology and professional services industry, filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to…
  • Nov 17

    Legal Manual for New York Physician

    Legal Manual for New York Physician
    The Health Law Partners, P.C. is proud to announce that various attorneys in the firm contributed healthcare-related articles that were included in the newly-published Fourth Edition of the Legal Manual for New York Physicians, a joint…
Rank this Week: 710

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Nov 21

    CFPB Director Cordray Issues Warning to Banker

    CFPB Director Cordray Issues Warning to Banker
    Jeremy T. Rosenblum Director Cordray’s remarks to the Clearing House yesterday should unsettle bankers and payday lenders alike. In his talk, Director Cordray challenged bankers to bow to the inevitable. He suggested that sooner, rather…
  • Nov 21

    CFPB gives guidance and answers FAQ on the new Closing Disclosure

    CFPB gives guidance and answers FAQ on the new Closing Disclosure
    Marc Patterson On November 18, 2014, the CFPB staff and Federal Reserve Board co-hosted a webinar that addressed questions about the Final TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule that will be effective for applications received by creditors or…
  • Nov 21

    CFPB issues FY 2014 financial report; GAO finds material weakness in CFPB reporting control

    CFPB issues FY 2014 financial report; GAO finds material weakness in CFPB reporting control
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has issued its financial report for its 2014 fiscal year, which ended on September 30, 2014.  Perhaps most illustrative of the CFPB’s growth are the report’s statistics on the CFPB’s…
Rank this Week: 718

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
  • Nov 21

    LPL Financial/ VALIC Financial Advisors broker, Jodie Linn Miller suspended and fined for selling Tri-Med Securitie

    LPL Financial/ VALIC Financial Advisors broker, Jodie Linn Miller suspended and fined for selling Tri-Med Securitie
    The securities fraud law firm, Fitapelli Kurta is investigating claims against LPL Financial and VALIC Financial Advisors, as well as former LPL Financial and VALIC Financial Advisors broker, Jodie Linn Miller in relation to offerings of…
  • Nov 19

    Stock fraud attorneys investigate ICON Leasing Fund Eleven and Twelve

    Stock fraud attorneys investigate ICON Leasing Fund Eleven and Twelve
    The securities fraud law firm, Fitapelli Kurta is investigating claims against broker-dealer firms like NFP Securities and WFG Investments, as well as any other broker-dealer firm that recommended ICON Leasing Fund Eleven and Twelve to…
  • Nov 18

    Stock Fraud attorneys investigate Virtus AlphaSector Fund

    Stock Fraud attorneys investigate Virtus AlphaSector Fund
    The securities fraud law firm, Fitapelli Kurta, is investigating claims against brokers and broker-dealer firms, such as Raymond James Financial and RBC Wealth Management, who offered or sold Virtus Alpha Sector Funds to investors The post…
Rank this Week: 195

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
  • Nov 21

    Canada’s Nisga’a Nation Signs Pipeline Benefit Deal with B.C.

    Canada’s Nisga’a Nation Signs Pipeline Benefit Deal with B.C.
    Reuters reports that Canada’s Nisga’a Nation has signed a C$6 million ($5.3 million) pipeline benefit agreement with British Columbia (B.C.) that will permit a pipeline to be built on its territory that would interconnect…
  • Nov 21

    FERC Grants Port Dolphin Energy Additional Time to Construct Onshore Pipeline for Deepwater Port

    FERC Grants Port Dolphin Energy Additional Time to Construct Onshore Pipeline for Deepwater Port
    FERC has approved Port Dolphin Energy LLC’s (PDE) request to extend the deadline by which PDE must complete construction to December 31, 2018 and place into service the onshore portion of a pipeline to interconnect with PDE’s…
  • Nov 21

    Delfin LNG Completes Acquisition of Pipeline System for Deepwater LNG Port

    Delfin LNG Completes Acquisition of Pipeline System for Deepwater LNG Port
    Delfin LNG LLC (Delfin) filed a letter notifying FERC that it has completed its acquisition of the Enbridge Offshore Pipelines (UTOS) natural gas pipeline system.  Delfin intends to repurpose the system for use as part of a Deepwater…
Rank this Week: 20

idealawg

idealawg

Law practice information and ideas. From Stephanie West Allen of Allen & Nichols Production.

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
  • Nov 21

    How'd this lawyer get to be a terrific negotiator? By using an unusual practice

    How'd this lawyer get to be a terrific negotiator? By using an unusual practice
    Anyone who has sincerely tried to improve in some area of personal or professional life probably understands the value of feedback. But what this lawyer did to get feedback is rare and perhaps surprising. From Sherwood Park News: How do you…
  • Nov 16

    Want a life free of stress? Let's hope not!

    Want a life free of stress? Let's hope not!
    Is stress bad for you? Not all of it. In fact, a life without stress would be neither healthy nor enjoyable. You do NOT want to wake up to days that are stress-free. Your clients don't want that for you either. With the right stress, you are…
  • Nov 2

    Interested in mediation or collaborative law in trust and estates and other related family matters?

    Interested in mediation or collaborative law in trust and estates and other related family matters?
    I call to your attention two no-fee teleseminars being offered this month by the Purposeful Planning Institute; one or both might be worth your time. Take a look below for all the information. If you want to join either call, get your…
Rank this Week: 615

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 589

DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
  • Nov 21

    Taubman Hires Top Sports Banker

    Taubman Hires Top Sports Banker
    Paul J. Taubman is bringing Don Cornwell, a managing director who specializes in sports team and gaming deals, to his boutique investment bank.
  • Nov 21

    Weekend Reading: Is the New York Fed a Cop or a Fire Warden?

    Weekend Reading: Is the New York Fed a Cop or a Fire Warden?
    Under rising scrutiny for its ties to Wall Street, the Federal Reserve played defense in separate Senate panels on Friday.
  • Nov 21

    Measuring the Apology of the Atlanta Hawk

    Measuring the Apology of the Atlanta Hawk
    In the fourth installment of the Apology Metrics series, Dov Seidman invites readers to participate in a survey on the apology of Steve Koonin for the Atlanta Hawks.
Rank this Week: 8

Lake County Illinois Car Accident…

Lake County Illinois Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers car, bike and train accidents. By Elman Law Group LLC.

http://www.lakecountyillinoiscaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On November 20, 2014

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On November 20, 2014
    On November 20, 2014 there were a number of Lake County (Illinois) crashes and assorted traffic safety hazards. Listed below are some of these Lake County crashes and traffic hazards as reported by the Lake County…
  • Nov 17

    Fatal Pedestrian Accident In Mundelein

    Fatal Pedestrian Accident In Mundelein
    There was a fatal pedestrian accident on Sunday, November 16, 2014 in Mundelein. According to police, the accident happened at approximately 5:20 p.m. as a man, who was standing on the median, stepped into traffic and was fatally struck by a…
  • Nov 14

    Police Chase Ends With Crash In Third Lake

    Police Chase Ends With Crash In Third Lake
    A police chase early this morning (November 14, 2014) has ended with a vehicle accident in Third Lake, which has closed down Route 45. The vehicle accident happened at approximately 12:30 a.m. as suspects being pursued by police in a stolen…
Rank this Week: 98

Canadian Securities Law Online

Canadian Securities Law Online

Covers Canadian securities law topics, including disclosures, corporate governance, mergers, registration and compliance. By Stikeman Elliott.

http://www.canadiansecuritieslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 743

State Bar of Texas Blog

State Bar of Texas Blog

Features Texas lawyers and legal professionals. By the State Bar of Texas.

http://blog.texasbar.com/
  • Nov 21

    Texas corporate counsel community raises $71,026 for civil legal aid

    Texas corporate counsel community raises $71,026 for civil legal aid
    The Texas Access to Justice Commission, in conjunction with the General Counsel Forum, raised $71,026 for civil legal aid during the 3rd Annual Charity Golf Classic held Thursday in San Antonio. This year’s event exceeded the amount…
  • Nov 21

    Harvest Celebration raises more than $668,000

    Harvest Celebration raises more than $668,000
    The Houston Bar Association, Houston Bar Foundation, and Houston Bar Association Auxiliary hosted the 65th Harvest Celebration on Monday, Nov. 17, raising over $668,000 for pro bono efforts. More than 1,000 Houston Bar Association members and…
  • Nov 21

    Member benefits - marketing and managing your practice

    Member benefits - marketing and managing your practice
    Marketing and managing your practice can be a full-time job. Save on products and services to make that job easier with your State Bar of Texas Member Discount Program.LawPay offers hassle-free credit card processing and simpler accounting.…
Rank this Week: 856

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Newman & Associates.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Nov 21

    Number of persons from India becoming U.S. whistleblowers spike

    Number of persons from India becoming U.S. whistleblowers spike
    A report from the United States Securities and Exchange Commissions reveals that  there were 69  whistleblower tips from India between October 2013 to September 2014, making it the second largest source of such leads outside of…
  • Nov 20

    President Obama’s executive order on immigration begins constitutional war

    President Obama’s executive order on immigration begins constitutional war
    President Barack Obama is about to invoke his executive authority  to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation. Millions more will remain in limbo. This action is expected to start a constitutional battle in…
  • Nov 19

    Justice Department collects more than $24 Billion most from whistleblower case

    Justice Department collects more than $24 Billion most from whistleblower case
    The Justice Department collected $24.7 billion in civil and criminal actions in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2014. The more than $24 billion in collections in FY 2014 represents nearly eight and a half times the appropriated $2.91 billion…
Rank this Week: 748

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Nov 21

    Internet TV startup Aereo files for Chapter 11 banktuptcy

    Internet TV startup Aereo files for Chapter 11 banktuptcy
    After losing a court case earlier this year, Aereo, a TV streaming service, announced Friday that it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, ending a three-year mission to shake up the traditional broadcast model. Photo Illustration by Andrew…
  • Nov 17

    Supreme Court will likely rule on national gay marriage rights next year

    Supreme Court will likely rule on national gay marriage rights next year
    Photo by Flickr user Photo Phiend.WASHINGTON — A same-sex couple from Michigan is putting the question of the right to marry nationwide squarely before the Supreme Court. The couple’s plea to be allowed to marry was being filed…
  • Nov 14

    Same-sex couples ask Supreme Court to legalize gay marriage nationwide

    Same-sex couples ask Supreme Court to legalize gay marriage nationwide
    Getty WASHINGTON (AP) — Same-sex couples seeking the right to marry are asking the Supreme Court to settle the issue of gay marriage nationwide. Appeals being filed Friday urge the justices to review last week’s lower court ruling…
Rank this Week: 547

Boston Accident Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Accident Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accidents, commercial litigation and insurance bad faith. By Keith L. Miller.

http://www.bostonaccidentinjurylawyer.com/
  • Nov 21

    Sandwich, Massachusetts: Centerville Man Killed in 2 Car Accident on Route 6

    Sandwich, Massachusetts: Centerville Man Killed in 2 Car Accident on Route 6
    November 21, 2014 – On Tuesday morning, Lawrence Barros, 32, of Centerville, Massachusetts, died as the result of personal injuries sustained in a head on collision with a truck operated by Michael Dalto, 45, of East Bridgewater. …
  • Nov 17

    Wellfleet, Massachusetts: Woman Dies in Head On Collision

    Wellfleet, Massachusetts: Woman Dies in Head On Collision
    November 17, 2014 – Lucille Francoeur, 76, of Warwick, Rhode Island, has died as the result of personal injuries sustained in a head on car accident. Francoeur was a passenger in a car driven by Denise Wilkie, 55, of Little Compton,…
  • Oct 31

    Dalton, Massachusetts: Man Injured after Collision with Dump Truck

    Dalton, Massachusetts: Man Injured after Collision with Dump Truck
    October 31, 2014 – Derek Murphy of Lanesborough, Massachusetts has sustained serious injuries as the result of a car accident involving a dump truck, driven by Michael Biagini of Cheshire. The accident occurred at…
Rank this Week: 777

Cincinnati Law Library Blog

Cincinnati Law Library Blog

Covers laws and cases, with a focus on Cincinnati and Ohio. By the Cincinnati Law Library Association.

http://cincinnatilaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Details of the President's immigration action plan

    Details of the President's immigration action plan
    Last night, President Barack Obama announced that the White House would be taking executive action to attempt to overhaul the immigration system in the United States. The New York Times reports that this immigration action plan would…
  • Nov 21

    Man wrongfully convicted of murder freed after 39 years in prison

    Man wrongfully convicted of murder freed after 39 years in prison
    Ricky Jackson, who was convicted of murder in 1975, will be leaving the Cuyahoga County Justice Center as a free man today, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Jackson spent 39 years in jail for the crime, which involved the robbery and…
  • Nov 20

    Ohio's ignition-breathalyzer bill fail

    Ohio's ignition-breathalyzer bill fail
    An Ohio bill that would have required first time DUI offenders to have an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicles has failed in committee in the Ohio legislature, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. H.B. 469, which we discussed in…
Rank this Week: 537

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

Features environmental law updates on climate change, compliance, and pesticides. By Dianne Saxe.

http://envirolaw.com
  • Nov 21

    Website update

    Website update
    Dear friends, We are finally making some progress in updating our website, and we hope you enjoy the results. It’s definitely still a work in progress, though, and hopefully will continue to improve over the next few weeks. Thank you…
  • Nov 21

    Blue Box funding- change coming

    Blue Box funding- change coming
    The Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Glen Murray, told the Canadian Waste to Resources conference this week that he would have a new Waste Diversion law introduced into the Legislature, and passed, in 2015. Hopefully, it will…
  • Nov 20

    Buyer can’t rely on Seller’s Environmental Report

    Buyer can’t rely on Seller’s Environmental Report
    A recent decision out of Newfoundland should remind prospective purchasers of real estate NOT to count on Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) or other environmental reports commissioned by the seller, unless they acquire…
Rank this Week: 446

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

Features news and Information for and about organizational ombuds. By Tom Kosakowski.

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Call for Proposals: FCO/ACCUO 2015 Conference

    Call for Proposals: FCO/ACCUO 2015 Conference
    The Forum of Canadian Ombudsman and the Association of Canadian College and University Ombudspersons are inviting proposals you to beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia for the joint FCO/ACCUO biennial Conference from May 10-13 2015. …
  • Nov 21

    Update: University of Oregon Approves Confidentiality of Ombuds in Title IX Matter

    Update: University of Oregon Approves Confidentiality of Ombuds in Title IX Matter
    Last week, the University of Oregon decided that there was no legal requirement that the Ombuds Office be identified as a “responsible person or authority” under Title IX, or as a “campus security authority” under the…
  • Nov 20

    Students Call for Ombuds at Syracuse University

    Students Call for Ombuds at Syracuse University
    Following days of campus protests over diversity and sexual assault issues at Syracuse, student activists passed a resolution calling for immediate and longer term changes. Among the demands, the resolution also asks Syracuse Chancellor Kent…
Rank this Week: 653

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

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

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 327

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/
  • Nov 21

    Cincinnati Law Dean Search

    Cincinnati Law Dean Search
    Our friends at the University of Cincinnati College of Law have posted information on their search for a new law dean here: http://www.uc.edu/provost/about-us/searches/law.html.
  • Nov 21

    UNC Law School Dean Search Announcement

    UNC Law School Dean Search Announcement
    The University of North Carolina just posted an announcement for our dean search. It is as follows: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites nominations and applications for the Dean of the School of Law. The Dean reports...
  • Nov 20

    One Great Hack To Make Assigning Grades Easier

    One Great Hack To Make Assigning Grades Easier
    A friend on Facebook posted a link to a Clickbait Headline Generator and I found it irresistible. Unfortunately, you can’t plug in your own topic to get the clickbait treatment, but if you click a few times the gimmicks become...
Rank this Week: 77

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Nov 21

    Hickman Presents Treasury's Retroactivity Today at Miami

    Hickman Presents Treasury's Retroactivity Today at Miami
    Kristin Hickman (Minnesota) presents Treasury's Retroactivity at Miami today as part of its Legal Theory Workshop Series hosted by Leigh Osofsky: In Bowen v. Georgetown University Hospital, the Supreme Court described retroactivity as…
  • Nov 21

    Weekly Tax Roundup

    Weekly Tax Roundup
    ABA Journal, Tax Attorney Will Accept Bitcoin Payments, But Won't Take Digital Currency on Retainer Bloomberg, Durbin Said to Oppose Obama Choice of Weiss to Treasury Post Bloomberg, Dynamic Scoring No Magic Elixir on Tax Policy, Hatch Says…
  • Nov 21

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup
    Above the Law, Disgraced Law Dean Turns To Creepy Poetry Andrea Curcio (Georgia State), Carol Chomsky (Minnesota) & Eileen Kaufman (Touro), Testing, Diversity, and Merit: A Reply to Dan Subotnik and Others Financial Times, Difficult Jobs…
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Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Nov 21

    UPDATE: Manson Camp Denies Wedding-Registry Claim

    UPDATE: Manson Camp Denies Wedding-Registry Claim
    Over at vocativ, Molly Fitzpatrick reports that the "Manson camp" (her phrase) is denying reports like these that Manson and his 26-year-old fiancée, who were recently issued a marriage license, have registered at Bed, Bath, &…
  • Nov 21

    Montana's Roadkill-Harvest Law Getting Lots of Use

    Montana's Roadkill-Harvest Law Getting Lots of Use
    The Billings Gazette reported last week that more than 800 roadkill-eating licenses—sorry, I mean "vehicle-killed wildlife salvage permits"—have been issued during the first year of availability. Most of the wildlife salvaged were…
  • Nov 19

    Manson: Also Registered at Pottery Barn, Target, Amazon, Walmart, and Macy'

    Manson: Also Registered at Pottery Barn, Target, Amazon, Walmart, and Macy'
    Your options for furnishing the cell of Charles Manson and/or the nearby hovel of his future bride have expanded somewhat. This is according to RegistryFinder.com, which is the sort of thing I was hoping my colleague Amy would know…
Rank this Week: 535

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

Covers California employment law trends, cases and issues. By Anthony Zaller.

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 785

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
  • Nov 21

    Recently on JudicialNominations.org - The Week of November 17

    Recently on JudicialNominations.org - The Week of November 17
    by Rebekah DeHavenThis week, the Senate voted to confirm eight U.S. District Court nominees. On Tuesday, November 18, the Senate confirmed three nominees:Leslie Abrams, nominated to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of…
  • Nov 21

    The Legal Authority and the Moral Imperative

    The Legal Authority and the Moral Imperative
    by Erwin Chemerinsky and Samuel Kleiner. Chemerinsky is Dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law; Kleiner is a fellow at the Yale Law Information Society Project.In the face of an ongoing humanitarian crisis as families are…
  • Nov 21

    Obama and Ozone, Together Again

    Obama and Ozone, Together Again
    by Lisa Heinzerling, Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center. The author was a political appointee at the Environmental Protection Agency from January 2009 to December 2010. She served on…
Rank this Week: 305

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
  • Nov 21

    Tennessee Family Law Update 2014: Knoxville

    Tennessee Family Law Update 2014: Knoxville
    Today we concluded an exhausting but rewarding week by presenting our annual seminar in Knoxville. Some attendees had this to say about today’s presentation: This seminar is, by far, the most helpful family law CLE each year.…
  • Nov 20

    Tennessee Family Law Update 2014: Johnson City

    Tennessee Family Law Update 2014: Johnson City
    After spending a long overdue evening in our homes, we were rudely awakened this morning by alarm clocks set to go off way to early. That could mean only one thing: time to get on the road to Johnson City! The beautiful sunrise coming…
  • Nov 20

    Tennessee Family Law Update 2014: Chattanooga

    Tennessee Family Law Update 2014: Chattanooga
    As always, we enjoyed visiting with our colleagues in Chattanooga yesterday. Two of yesterday’s seminar attendees had this to say: Always an excellent seminar. Informative and entertaining. — Tracy Cox, Esq., Chattanooga…
Rank this Week: 231

False Claims Act/Qui Tam

False Claims Act/Qui Tam

Features current developments in whistleblower lawsuits brought under the False Claims Act. By Phillips & Cohen LLP.

http://quitam.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    SEC whistleblower program continues to grow

    SEC whistleblower program continues to grow
    The Securities and Exchange Commission received a record number of tips under its whistleblower-reward program in fiscal year 2014, with more than 3,600 tips from all 50 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico, and 60 foreign countries.The SEC…
  • Nov 21

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of November 17

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of November 17
    Sevenson Environmental Services, based in Niagara Falls, New York, agreed to pay the government $2.72 million to resolve allegations that the environmental remediation company violated the False Claims Act by accepting kickbacks in return for…
  • Nov 21

    Whistleblower cases help government recover almost $3 billion in FY2014

    Whistleblower cases help government recover almost $3 billion in FY2014
    The Department of Justice recovered a record-breaking $5.69 billion under the False Claims Act for the fiscal year 2014, says a DOJ statement released Thursday. Qui tam (whistleblower) lawsuits accounted for almost $3 billion of the total,…
Rank this Week: 786

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
Rank this Week: 54

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Nov 21

    A Rush to Judgment on Patentable Subject Matter

    A Rush to Judgment on Patentable Subject Matter
    In the latest decision (“Ultramercial-3”), the panel reached the opposite conclusion and affirmed the dismissal. This apparent turnaround was based on two intervening events: (1) the Supreme Court’s Alice decision in June;…
  • Nov 20

    USPTO, NIST on Front Lines of Cybersecurity Partnership

    USPTO, NIST on Front Lines of Cybersecurity Partnership
    Throughout 2014, stories of major data breaches and hacking incidents have dominated the mainstream media. Customers of major corporations like Target, Home Depot, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Neiman Marcus have been the targets of…
  • Nov 19

    General Electric Patents: Medical Innovations and Energy System

    General Electric Patents: Medical Innovations and Energy System
    Many of the technologies we discuss in more detail below pertain to railway and other vehicular technologies. A few patent applications discuss improvements to electrical utility systems, including one technique for monitoring plant activity…
Rank this Week: 368

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
  • Nov 21

    A Rush to Judgment on Patentable Subject Matter

    A Rush to Judgment on Patentable Subject Matter
    In the latest decision (“Ultramercial-3”), the panel reached the opposite conclusion and affirmed the dismissal. This apparent turnaround was based on two intervening events: (1) the Supreme Court’s Alice decision in June;…
  • Nov 20

    USPTO, NIST on Front Lines of Cybersecurity Partnership

    USPTO, NIST on Front Lines of Cybersecurity Partnership
    Throughout 2014, stories of major data breaches and hacking incidents have dominated the mainstream media. Customers of major corporations like Target, Home Depot, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Neiman Marcus have been the targets of…
  • Nov 19

    General Electric Patents: Medical Innovations and Energy System

    General Electric Patents: Medical Innovations and Energy System
    Many of the technologies we discuss in more detail below pertain to railway and other vehicular technologies. A few patent applications discuss improvements to electrical utility systems, including one technique for monitoring plant activity…
Rank this Week: 703

Just Appease Me

Just Appease Me

An ADR blawg that discusses mediation, arbitration and other interesting cases. By Valenti Law, P.C.

http://valentilaw.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 21

    http://ow.ly/EGssa

    http://ow.ly/EGssa
    http://ow.ly/EGssaFiled under: Conflict
  • Nov 21

    Are 2016 law grads in luck? New stats sa

    Are 2016 law grads in luck? New stats sa
    Are 2016 law grads in luck? New stats say lawyer jobs will exceed graduates that year http://ow.ly/EEVeNFiled under: Conflict
  • Nov 21

    Are 2016 law grads in luck? New stats sa

    Are 2016 law grads in luck? New stats sa
    Are 2016 law grads in luck? New stats say lawyer jobs will exceed graduates that year http://ow.ly/EEUQmFiled under: Conflict
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PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Nov 21

    3 Count: Aereo Out

    3 Count: Aereo Out
    Aereo announced bankruptcy, SiriusXM loses yet another pre-1972 music challenge and Amazon to make a move in streaming video.
  • Nov 20

    Hands on With Getty Images Stream

    Hands on With Getty Images Stream
    Getty Images recently launched Getty Images Stream, an app for finding, viewing and embedding their photos. But is it worthwhile?
  • Nov 20

    3 Count: Far Crying

    3 Count: Far Crying
    U.S. DOJ claims Kim Dotcom is a fugitive, judge rules $30,000 for shared movie is excessive and Far Cry 4 messes with pirates' vision...
Rank this Week: 435

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Nov 21

    US House sues Obama administration over unilateral actions on health care law

    US House sues Obama administration over unilateral actions on health care law
    [JURIST] The US House of Representatives [official website] filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] against the Department of Health and Human Services [official website] and the Department of Treasury [official website] on Friday for the…
  • Nov 21

    Supreme Court asked to rule on Louisiana same-sex marriage case

    Supreme Court asked to rule on Louisiana same-sex marriage case
    [JURIST] Seven same-sex couples submitted a petition [text, PDF] on Thursday asking the US Supreme Court [official website] to review the district court's decision to uphold Louisiana's same-sex marriage ban before it proceeds to the federal…
  • Nov 21

    DOD announces transfer of 5 Guantanamo detainee

    DOD announces transfer of 5 Guantanamo detainee
    [JURIST] The US Department of Defense (DOD) [official website] announced Thursday the transfer of five detainees from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder]. Three are being transferred to the country of Georgia, while…
Rank this Week: 12

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Nov 21

    Think Before Relocating Children

    Think Before Relocating Children
    One parent may think that moving their children after a separation or divorce may be the best way to get a start on a new life. Before making a serious decision to relocate to another place with a child, there are some things any parent…
  • Nov 20

    How Are Assets Divided in Divorce?

    How Are Assets Divided in Divorce?
    When a couple has been together for a long period of time, dividing assets and property in a divorce can be a difficult and time-consuming process. Even if the divorce is completely amicable, deciding who gets what can be extremely…
  • Nov 19

    Financial Advice Following a Divorce

    Financial Advice Following a Divorce
    Following a divorce, you will likely be the only one making financial decisions for yourself and it may be overwhelming. Many people have never been in control of their own finances or have no idea what accounts they have or what bills they…
Rank this Week: 297

Stockton Injury Lawyer Blog

Stockton Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers dog bites, car accidents and insurance issues in Stockton and Modesto. By Law Office of Frederick J. Sette.

http://www.stocktoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Car Accidents – Stockton Injury Lawyers share their Insight

    Car Accidents – Stockton Injury Lawyers share their Insight
    In Stockton, car accident lawyers experience first-hand, some of the crucial mistakes made by injured parties at the scene of an accident. The minutes after an accident are often charged with emotion that, our personal injury attorneys say,…
  • Oct 23

    Stockton Dog Bites present Lawyers with Challenge

    Stockton Dog Bites present Lawyers with Challenge
    In Stockton, dog bite lawyers at Sette Law know that broad knowledge of state and local laws is critical to helping victims receive just compensation for their injuries. And, it’s important to recognize that although victims have legal…
  • Oct 23

    Safety First for Bicyclists in Stockton

    Safety First for Bicyclists in Stockton
    Bicycle accident lawyers at Sette Law in Stockton look at national trends regarding safety for residents who enjoy bike riding for fun and recreation. Those statistics, according to our Stockton personal injury attorneys, show a heightened…
Rank this Week: 605

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/
  • Nov 21

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    The fight over immigration in Washington is underway. Last night, President Obama gave a prime time speech outlining his plan to act unilaterally on immigration, which would allow up to five million undocumented immigrants to remain in the…
  • Nov 21

    Executive Discretion and Immigration Law

    Executive Discretion and Immigration Law
    Earlier this week Ben posted his own thoughts on the President’s exercise of prosecutorial discretion in the enforcement of our immigration laws.  Now, we have the DOJ OLC opinion justifying the President’s actions, and a…
  • Nov 21

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #43: An Interview with Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #43: An Interview with Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda
    Our guest this week is Amb. Daniel Sepulveda, the man charged with managing the U.S. relationship with the International Telecommunications Union.  The ambassador helps us make sense of the recent ITU meeting in Busan, South Korea, where…
Rank this Week: 69

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Nov 21

    Writing Retreat (a subtle plea for help)

    Writing Retreat (a subtle plea for help)
    I just booked my hotel for Sunday and Monday for a mini-writing retreat before the Thanksgiving holiday. This has been an effective (although intimidating) format for me in the past to tackle big writing projects (and deadlines). The idea…
  • Nov 21

    Prices versus Proce

    Prices versus Proce
    Whole Foods recently launched its first national advertising campaign around the theme “Values Matter.” Some outlets claim that the campaign is a response to weak comparable store sales. Supposedly, Whole Foods is spending between $15…
  • Nov 20

    Will you be reading conflict minerals disclosure statements this holiday season?

    Will you be reading conflict minerals disclosure statements this holiday season?
    The DC Circuit will once again rule on the conflicts minerals legislation. I have criticized the rule in an amicus brief, here, here, here, and here, and in other posts. I believe the rule is: (1) well-intentioned but inappropriate and...
Rank this Week: 295