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Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 579

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blog

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers traffic stops and DUI defense. By Gullberg & Box, LLC.

http://www.illinoisduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 23

    WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO KNOWINGLY POSSESS?

    WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO KNOWINGLY POSSESS?
    The Cannabis Control Act states, "It is unlawful for any person to knowingly possess cannabis" (720 ILCS 550/4). The Illinois Controlled Substances Act states, "Except as otherwise stated by this act, it is unlawful for any person to…
  • Mar 25

    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CANNABIS CHARGES AND PENALTIES

    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CANNABIS CHARGES AND PENALTIES
    The penalties and fines for possession, distribution, growing, and driving under the influence (DUI) of cannabis span a range from probation to 30 years in prison. When you are charged with any crime relating to cannabis, you should consult…
  • Oct 8

    RECKLESS DRIVING GUIDE FOR DUI AND TRAFFIC LAW PRACTITIONERS IN ILLINOIS

    RECKLESS DRIVING GUIDE FOR DUI AND TRAFFIC LAW PRACTITIONERS IN ILLINOIS
    You are prepared to try your client's DUI case. You are looking forward to the trial because you've got a good case and you are confident of a not guilty verdict. Suddenly, the State offers a plea to dismiss the DUI if your client pleads…
Rank this Week: 497

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 175

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Apr 23

    Justice Department formally announces its clemency initiative plans and guideline

    Justice Department formally announces its clemency initiative plans and guideline
    As expected, the US Department of Justice today announced some more formal plans and criteria for the long discussed new clemency initiative. Two documents which I learned via an e-mail reprinted below provides the basics and links to the…
  • Apr 23

    SCOTUS reinstates Kentucky death sentence based on AEDPA deference

    SCOTUS reinstates Kentucky death sentence based on AEDPA deference
    Via a 6-3 opinion in White v. Woodall, No. 12-794 (Apr. 23, 2014) (available here), the Supreme Court this morning reversed a Sixth Circuit opinion reversing a Kentucky death sentence. Justice Scalia wrote the majority opinion which starts…
  • Apr 23

    SCOTUS splits the difference for child porn restitution awards in Paroline

    SCOTUS splits the difference for child porn restitution awards in Paroline
    The Supreme Court handed down two criminal law opinions this morning, and the big one for sentencing fans is Paroline v. US, No. No. 12-8561 (Apr. 23, 2014) (available here). Intriguingly, Justice Kennedy authored opinion of the Court with…
Rank this Week: 476

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
Rank this Week: 504

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 55

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Apr 23

    “How Does Stuff Get Recycled?  Join Reading Rainbow to Find Out”

    “How Does Stuff Get Recycled?  Join Reading Rainbow to Find Out”
    By Jeffrey Levy It’s important to reduce how much trash we create, and then reuse stuff as much as possible.  But some things you just can’t figure out how to reuse, so recycling is much better than throwing them away.…
  • Apr 22

    Earth Month Tip: Spread the word

    Earth Month Tip: Spread the word
    Happy Earth Day! One of the most powerful things you can do to act on climate is talk to your friends and neighbors about the challenge we face. This Earth Day, talk to five about climate action. Why five? If five of your friends, for…
  • Apr 21

    Earth Month Tip: Reuse!

    Earth Month Tip: Reuse!
    The most effective way to reduce waste is to avoid creating it in the first place. The process of making a new product creates carbon pollution. As a result, reduction and reuse are the most effective ways you can save natural resources,…
Rank this Week: 423

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/
  • Apr 23

    A Fresh Setback for VW in Its Bid for Full Control of the Truck Maker Scania

    A Fresh Setback for VW in Its Bid for Full Control of the Truck Maker Scania
    The Swedish pension fund Alecta, which holds about 2 percent of Scania’s capital, is the latest shareholder to reject Volkswagen’s $9.3 billion cash offer to take full control of Scania.
  • Apr 23

    Big Pharma’s Deal Bonanza

    Big Pharma’s Deal Bonanza
    Pharmaceutical companies are on the prowl for deals. | The Allergan bid charts new territory for takeovers. | Preet Bharara's perfect record is in jeopardy. | Comcast looks to divest subscribers.
  • Apr 23

    British Financial Regulator Adds 2 Senior Adviser

    British Financial Regulator Adds 2 Senior Adviser
    The Financial Conduct Authority has appointed two senior advisers – David Saunders, a former head of Britain’s Competition Commission, and Gunner Burkhart, a former executive at Goldman Sachs.
Rank this Week: 9

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Apr 23

    This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alp

    This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alp
    This is a pretty familiar story line. A businessman wants to open a strip club. Some members of the local community decide that they do not want that kind of thing in their town. The resistance is usually faith-based (which is where the…
  • Apr 17

    Breaking news(?) Babies intentionally cockblock

    Breaking news(?) Babies intentionally cockblock
    Babies cry to make sure their moms aren’t getting any. Yep… little tiny cockblockers. (source) Couldn’t we just assure them that we’re using birth control?Filed under: misc
  • Apr 17

    Judge Admonishes Expert Witness – Expert Witness Sues Blogger Who Reported On It

    Judge Admonishes Expert Witness – Expert Witness Sues Blogger Who Reported On It
    By Marc J. Randazza When a New York Supreme Court Judge told Dr. Michael Katz, the medical expert for the defense in a personal injury case, that he was lying about the medical examination he conducted, Dr. Katz knew the judge was wrong. So,…
Rank this Week: 183

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Conspirators Admit Inflating Purchase Prices to Obtain Kickback

    Conspirators Admit Inflating Purchase Prices to Obtain Kickback
    Nsane Phanuel Ligate, 42, Ashburn, Virginia, a real estate agent, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud in connection with a mortgage scheme involving the purchase of two properties located on North Patterson Park Avenue,…
  • Apr 22

    Hard Money Lender Pleads Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

    Hard Money Lender Pleads Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Scheme
    Emiel A. Kandi, 37, University Place, Washington, a former hard money lender, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to submit false statements in loan applications and make false statements to the Department of Housing and Urban Development and to…
  • Apr 22

    Jury Convicts Loan Officer and New York Corrections Officer of Mortgage Fraud

    Jury Convicts Loan Officer and New York Corrections Officer of Mortgage Fraud
    Andrew Constantinou, 57, Unionville, Connecticut, and Jacques Kelly, 48, Poughkeepsie, New York, were convicted by a federal jury for their roles in an extensive mortgage fraud scheme arising from the fraudulent purchases of more than 40…
Rank this Week: 4

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Back Up Your Cloud with ‘Backupify’

    Back Up Your Cloud with ‘Backupify’
    Have you ever thought about whether you should back up your law firm’s cloud? If your cloud service goes down or loses files, where will that leave you? A recent report from Forrester Research cautions that businesses should back up…
  • Apr 22

    First Look: Sony Digital Paper for Taking Notes, Reading and Annotating Doc

    First Look: Sony Digital Paper for Taking Notes, Reading and Annotating Doc
    Just after ABA Techshow, I published a post listing my picks for the top 10 product announcements at the show. My #2 pick was Sony’s Digital Paper, a remarkably thin (.26 inches) and light (12.6 oz.) tablet-like device with a…
  • Apr 16

    We Test WordRake’s Beta Version 2.0 on ‘McCutcheon’

    We Test WordRake’s Beta Version 2.0 on ‘McCutcheon’
    When WordRake , the editing program for lawyers, was first released in 2012, I put it to the test against two of the most eloquent writers on the Supreme Court, Justices Antonin Scalia and Elena Kagan. If WordRake could improve on Scalia…
Rank this Week: 578

Atlanta Injury Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers Georgia car accident and medical malpractice news. By Sammons & Carpenter, P.C.

http://www.atlantainjuryattorneys-blog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Win for Family in Product Liability Case

    Win for Family in Product Liability Case
    Our Atlanta product liability lawyers read about a product liability case, Ford Motor Co. v. Conley, involving Ford and a Georgia family who suffered in a single car accident in April 2006. In December 2007, Renee and Jordan Conley filed a…
  • Apr 18

    Worker Falls to Death from Scaffold

    Worker Falls to Death from Scaffold
    Our Atlanta workplace accident lawyers have been following the story of Smiley Plaster Co, which has been cited by the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for unsafe working conditions. Smiley Plaster…
  • Apr 10

    Poor Psychiatric Care Blamed for Killing

    Poor Psychiatric Care Blamed for Killing
    Our Atlanta medical malpractice lawyers read about a sad case of an elderly couple failed by the psychiatric care system at a Georgia hospital. The tragic, and possibly avoidable, case involves Alex Blatt, a 70 year old who killed his wife of…
Rank this Week: 514

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 240

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 163

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. (Personal Injury, Social Security Disability)

About the ways injured and disabled persons are mistreated by governments and insurance companies.

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Apr 23

    Top Five Types of Attorneys You Need to Remember: Easing Your Mind So You Can Move On

    Top Five Types of Attorneys You Need to Remember: Easing Your Mind So You Can Move On
    No one ever wants to contact an attorney; doing so generally means that something has gone wrong. However, in a number of cases, legal experience is necessary. When this need arises, you need to be sure that you’re represented by the…
  • Apr 22

    Six Tips to Preventing Workplace Injurie

    Six Tips to Preventing Workplace Injurie
    Injuries in the workplace can cause many problems for employees, employers, and even coworkers. They can cause time and money to be lost for everyone involved and can create lasting damage on the person that was hurt. A workers comp lawyer in…
  • Apr 21

    Determining the Validity of a Personal Injury Case

    Determining the Validity of a Personal Injury Case
    Millions of Americans are injured every year in the U.S. in a variety of ways, including accidents occurring at work, during recreational activities and, especially, on the nation’s roads and highways. Many of these accidents culminate…
Rank this Week: 428

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/
  • Apr 23

    Programming Note: Al-Nashiri Coverage This Week

    Programming Note: Al-Nashiri Coverage This Week
    A little reminder, for the military commissions-inclined and from Lawfare HQ: for the rest of this week, Lawfare unfortunately won’t be almost-live-blogging pre-trial motions litigation in United States v.…
  • Apr 23

    Catherine Tucker on Google Trends and NSA Surveillance

    Catherine Tucker on Google Trends and NSA Surveillance
    Catherine Tucker, the Mark Hyman Jr. Career Development Professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, writes in with the following thoughts on measuring public reaction to the NSA revelations using Google Trends search data: When…
  • Apr 23

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    Tensions are rising again in Ukraine. The Guardian reports that the country’s acting president, Oleksandr Turchynov, called for a resumption of military operations against pro-Russian separatists, accusing them of violently torturing…
Rank this Week: 299

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Apr 23

    Guest Post: The ICC Changes Its Mind on the Immunity from Arrest of President Al Bashir, But It Is Wrong Again

    Guest Post: The ICC Changes Its Mind on the Immunity from Arrest of President Al Bashir, But It Is Wrong Again
    by Paola Gaeta by Paola Gaeta [Paola Gaeta is a Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva, Adjunct Professor, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the Director of Geneva Academy of…
  • Apr 23

    Alter Book Symposium: Comment by Tonya L. Putnam

    Alter Book Symposium: Comment by Tonya L. Putnam
    by Tonya L. Putnam by Tonya L. Putnam [Tonya L. Putnam is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science at Columbia University] I’m very pleased to have been asked to contribute my thoughts on Karen…
  • Apr 22

    Alter Book Symposium: The New Terrain of International Law

    Alter Book Symposium: The New Terrain of International Law
    by Karen J. Alter by Karen J. Alter [Karen J Alter is Professor of Political Science and Law at Northwestern University and co-direcor at iCourts Center of Excellence at the Copenhagen University Faculty of Law.] The New…
Rank this Week: 28

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

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

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    RIP Myles Malman

    RIP Myles Malman
    He was a good guy, who most recently tried the B-Girls case in Miami before Judge Scola. I didn't realize he played baseball at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  From their webpage:Malman graduated from FDU in 1967 and played…
  • Apr 22

    Justice Scalia issues dissent for a DUI criminal defendant

    Justice Scalia issues dissent for a DUI criminal defendant
    Yes, Rumpole... Justice Scalia is on the right side again. The case is Navarette v. California.Here's the syllabus of Justice Thomas' opinion:A California Highway Patrol officer stopped the pickup truck occupied by petitioners because it…
  • Apr 21

    Supreme Court rejects Gov. Scott's cert petition

    Supreme Court rejects Gov. Scott's cert petition
    This was in the drug testing case that Judge Ungaro had. From Curt Anderson:The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear an appeal by Florida Gov. Rick Scott on his 2011 executive order that would have required random drug tests for as many…
Rank this Week: 294

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 280

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 23

    Can we do better?

    Can we do better?
    Chief Justice Strine's recent article in the Columbia Law Review, Can We Do Better By Ordinary Investors? has gotten a lot of ink recently. For those of you who don't have access to the CLR, you can download a copy...
  • Apr 22

    Globalized deals, globalized lawyer

    Globalized deals, globalized lawyer
    If it wasn't already obvious to you we live in a global economy in which almost all deals of any significant size will have global regulatory implications. Take for example, Microsoft's pending acquisition of the Nokia handset business…
  • Apr 18

    Bust-up candidates not just an 80s thing

    Bust-up candidates not just an 80s thing
    Many of the cases we study in my M&A course and in Corporations stem from the mid-1980s when the "bust-up deal" was the order of the day. It's often surprising to law students that a corporation might be "worth more...
Rank this Week: 109

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Covers New York estate planning, probate, elder law and health care issues. By Dutcher & Zatkowsky.

http://www.dutcher-zatkowsky.com
  • Apr 23

    New York Estate Tax Changes Have Unintended Outcome

    New York Estate Tax Changes Have Unintended Outcome
    Changes in estate tax rules approved in New York this month were supposed to help those with estates valued up to $5 million and keep things the same for those worth more, with the top rate remaining at 16 percent. But an article in…
  • Apr 16

    Nip Inheritance Feuds In The Bud

    Nip Inheritance Feuds In The Bud
    Fighting over money, stocks or other valuable assets is common among family members after a relative dies. But the most heated, knock down, drag out fights are often over worthless trinkets. Go figure. At least half of lawsuits over…
  • Apr 9

    Long Term Care Insurance Pitfall

    Long Term Care Insurance Pitfall
    Watch out when shopping for long term care insurance. Long term care costs are out of sight and can fast erase one’s savings, so many boomers are now seeking to buy long term care insurance. But what are they buying? It can be…
Rank this Week: 619

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Apr 23

    Rustad & Koenig on the Death of Tort by Fine Print Contract

    Rustad & Koenig on the Death of Tort by Fine Print Contract
    ...an article in the Corporate Crime Reporter on Mike Rustad and Tom Koenig's article reporting an empirical study of the content of typical "terms of use" of social network sites. Rustad and Koenig also have a reform proposal.…
  • Apr 18

    AK: Apology Immunity Bill Passe

    AK: Apology Immunity Bill Passe
    The Alaska legislature has passed an apology immunity bill. As is typical with many of these bills, it distinguishes between admissions, which remain admissible, and expressions of sympathy, which would become inadmissible. The bill cleared…
  • Apr 17

    FL: Task Force That Recommended Med Mal Cap Endorses Constitutional Amendment

    FL: Task Force That Recommended Med Mal Cap Endorses Constitutional Amendment
    In 2002, then-Governor Jeb Bush appointed 5 members to a panel to advise about an alleged med mal crisis. The panel recommended med mal caps on non-economic damages. In 2003, the legislature passed a cap; the Florida Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 217

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Apr 23

    Over-Medication of Long-Term Care Resident

    Over-Medication of Long-Term Care Resident
    According to a study released earlier this month by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, up to one third of residents at Ontario long-term care facilities are being prescribed dangerous antipsychotics and sedatives.  The study…
  • Apr 21

    The Importance of a Power of Attorney – OBA’s Power of Attorney Month

    The Importance of a Power of Attorney – OBA’s Power of Attorney Month
    Who will make decisions for you when you are unable to make decisions for yourself? It is almost inevitable that a point will come in your life when you can no longer make important decisions regarding your finances and personal care. By…
  • Apr 17

    OBA’s Make a Power of Attorney Month

    OBA’s Make a Power of Attorney Month
    At a recent press conference  held at Queen’s Park for the Ontario Bar Association (“OBA”), the OBA announced a new initiative in their partnership with the Trillium Gift of Life Network (“Trillium”). In…
Rank this Week: 418

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Apr 23

    News roundup — April 23, 2014

    News roundup — April 23, 2014
    CanadaRail-safety rules to be strengthened by government in response to Lac-Magantic, ReutersNew finance minister says common securities regulator a 'priority', ReutersWorkSafeBC head promises swift changes in worker-protection agency, The…
  • Apr 22

    Ryerson LPP wants input from in-house

    Ryerson LPP wants input from in-house
    Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program is looking for in-house counsel to provide advice, mentorship, and placements.“We’ve been looking for advice from in-house counsel as to how to get their expertise infused in the…
  • Apr 22

    News roundup — April 22, 2014

    News roundup — April 22, 2014
    CanadaSeeing 'no compromise,' First Nations prepared to 'bury' oilsands pipeline in lawsuits, ReutersSuspect in Calgary's worst mass murder to make first court appearance, Toronto StarUnion to take fight over essential workers to court,…
Rank this Week: 232

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, April 23, 2014: The Legal Status Of Lab RatsForced Arbitration Is Cuckoo For Cocoa Puffs  Unfortunately named Spanish town of ‘Kill Jews’ to…
  • Apr 22

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Happy Earth Day!:Cheerios maker General Mills scraps plan to bar consumers from suing if they engage with it online Pa. lawyer pleads guilty to…
  • Apr 21

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, April 21, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, April 21, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, April 21, 2014:Does Quebec Charter of French language prevent use of trade-marks in languages other than French?Daughter of lawyer who defended anti-gay Prop 8 comes…
Rank this Week: 415

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Apr 23

    Ferry Accident Devastates South Korea

    Ferry Accident Devastates South Korea
    Last week a South Korean ferry boat on an overnight 14-hour journey tipped and partially sank only three hours away from its destination. Of the 476 people on board, 121 people have been confirmed dead, and 181 still remain unaccounted…
  • Apr 22

    Why Married Couples Should Never Put Both Names on a Car Title

    Why Married Couples Should Never Put Both Names on a Car Title
    Having done personal injury and divorce work for the past 20 plus years, I have frequently seen situations where a married couple owns multiple vehicles and especially where there are teen drivers involved. In a lot of these cases, both…
  • Apr 21

    Why Medical Providers Should Never Accept a PIP Insurance Benefits Check Labeled as “Full and Final”

    Why Medical Providers Should Never Accept a PIP Insurance Benefits Check Labeled as “Full and Final”
    Often times, insurers will make a partial payment for personal injury protection (PIP) benefits to health care providers with the language “full and final” on either the check itself, the check stub, in the explanation of benefits…
Rank this Week: 910

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

Covers employeee benefits, ERISA, and employment law. By Stanley D. Baum.

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 400

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

Discusses issues of media law and responsibility with a special focus on libel and privacy law and the balance between the two.

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 296

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

Covers corporate trustees, compensation disputes, contested guardianship proceedings, creditors' claims, homestead litigation, will construction litigation, and trust and estates litigation. By Juan C. Antunez.

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 162

Easy Soft Blog

Easy Soft Blog

Covers practice management issues such as law office billing and accounting, IOLTA bookkeeping, family law, and 2010 RESPA Rules.

http://www.easysoft-usa.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    What Expenses Should Be Included In Case Information Statement Software?

    What Expenses Should Be Included In Case Information Statement Software?
    Trying to put a price on a person’s life is complicated. New Jersey’s child support guidelines include a list of expenses that should be considered and the question is: how can these be easily entered into New Jersey matrimonial…
  • Apr 21

    Save Time By Creating HUD Closing Statement Template

    Save Time By Creating HUD Closing Statement Template
    Easy HUD has already been shown to cut closing time by as much as 70% but you can finish your paperwork even faster if you think ahead. Create and save a partially completed HUD 1 settlement statement, which you can then use as a template for…
  • Apr 18

    What Is The Fastest And Safest Way To Collect Data For The NY Net Worth Statement?

    What Is The Fastest And Safest Way To Collect Data For The NY Net Worth Statement?
    Family law attorneys have to collect a mountain of data before settling a divorce in New York. Finding an effective and secure method of doing so will go a long way to making your practice more profitable, and your case load lighter. With…
Rank this Week: 386

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Apr 23

    Minnesota Supreme Court Reverses Conviction for Assisting Suicide Online

    Minnesota Supreme Court Reverses Conviction for Assisting Suicide Online
    This is a case involving some dark behavior by William Francis Melchert-Dinkel, who visited forums frequented by suicidal individuals and encouraged at least two people to commit suicide. In one case, a 32 year old from England hanged himself…
  • Apr 22

    Q1 2014 Quick Links, Part 2

    Q1 2014 Quick Links, Part 2
    Social Media * Collins v. Louisiana State Police, No. 13-412 (La. Ct. App. Oct. 23, 2013): a person’s online life depicted in social media is commonly not intended to reflect reality as much as it is intended to engender discourse.…
  • Apr 21

    Q1 2014 Quick Links, Part 1 (IP)

    Q1 2014 Quick Links, Part 1 (IP)
    Copyright * Perfect 10, Inc. v. Giganews, Inc., No. 11-7098 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 29, 2014). Upholding Giganews’ policy of terminating repeat infringers. The ruling also is critical of Perfect 10′s method of sending takedown…
Rank this Week: 85

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 23

    The Informational Role of Internet-Based Short Seller

    The Informational Role of Internet-Based Short Seller
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Lei Chen of the Department of Accounting at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Despite serious concerns about the quality of auditing and financial reporting of…
  • Apr 22

    Risk Management and the Board of Directors—An Update for 2014

    Risk Management and the Board of Directors—An Update for 2014
    Editor's Note: Martin Lipton is a founding partner of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and matters affecting corporate policy and strategy. This post is based on a Wachtell Lipton memorandum by Mr.…
  • Apr 22

    Chen v. Howard-Anderson: Delaware Court Issues Guidance Regarding M&A Transaction

    Chen v. Howard-Anderson: Delaware Court Issues Guidance Regarding M&A Transaction
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Eduardo Gallardo and Robert B. Little, partners in the Mergers and Acquisitions practice at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, and is based on a Gibson Dunn client alert by Mr. Little, Gregory…
Rank this Week: 141

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Apr 23

    Interesting Australian High Court Damages Decision

    Interesting Australian High Court Damages Decision
    I just stumbled upon an interesting damages decision from the Australian High Court in December. In a thouroughly modern context (sale of frozen sperm), it raises the age-old question of how to measure expectation damages when the buyer is…
  • Apr 22

    A Respite from after-hours Work Email

    A Respite from after-hours Work Email
    In France, two labor unions and two corporate business groups have signed an agreement guaranteeing managers eleven consecutive hours of “rest” per day. During these eleven hours, managers are not to “check or feel pressured to check”…
  • Apr 22

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 723 Aftermarketfailure: Windows XP's End of Support Andrew Tutt Yale University - Information Society Project 2 331 Will Ticket…
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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 23

    Rohit De Receives L&SA's Dissertation Prize

    Rohit De Receives L&SA's Dissertation Prize
    Rohit De, Department of History, Princeton University, is a co-recipient of the Law and Society Association’s Dissertation Prize, for "The Republic of Writs: Litigious Citizens, Constitutional Law, and Everyday Life in India…
  • Apr 22

    Parrillo Receives L&SA's Hurst Award

    Parrillo Receives L&SA's Hurst Award
    Former Guest Blogger Nick Parrillo, Yale Law School, has received the J. Willard Hurst Award of the Law and Society Association for his book Against the Profit Motive: The Salary Revolution in American Government, 1780-1940 (Yale University…
  • Apr 22

    CFP: "Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why it Matters"

    CFP: "Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why it Matters"
    Via JOTWELL (which regularly alerts us to terrific legal history scholarship) we have the following call for proposals:Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why it Matters University of Miami School of Law November 7-8, 2014  JOTWELL, the…
Rank this Week: 95

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Apr 23

    Case Study: How an International Media Giant Reduced Workers’ Compensation Cost

    Case Study: How an International Media Giant Reduced Workers’ Compensation Cost
    A worldwide publishing business employing 30,000 employees in diverse positions (clerical, reporters, heavy-machine operators, and fleet drivers) was having little success containing workers’ compensation costs, which were rising every…
  • Apr 23

    Louisiana Employer Cited, Facing Nearly $78K in Fine

    Louisiana Employer Cited, Facing Nearly $78K in Fine
    Fines nearing $78,000 is what one Louisiana employer is looking at after a follow-up inspection for safety reasons.   The U. S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited U.S. Minerals…
  • Apr 22

    Work Comp And The Indirect Approach – Tips For Employer

    Work Comp And The Indirect Approach – Tips For Employer
    Work comp and the indirect approach – tips for employers.   There are many tools employers can use to solve their workers comp problems. The answer to the problem can be a traditional solution, but workers compensation is a moving…
Rank this Week: 347

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Covers national headline employment law news and updates. By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawareemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Employment-Law Legislation In Delaware's General Assembly

    Employment-Law Legislation In Delaware's General Assembly
    Employment legislation has been a popular topic for the Delaware General Assembly in recent months. Here are two recently proposed legislation that Delaware employers should keep an eye on. Employment Protection for the Disabled The…
  • Apr 20

    Hurt Feelings Do Not a Lawsuit Make . . . Even on Twitter

    Hurt Feelings Do Not a Lawsuit Make . . . Even on Twitter
    To establish a claim of defamation, the plaintiff must establish that: (1) the defendants made a statement concerning the plaintiff to a third party; (2) that the statement could damage the plaintiff’s reputation in the community; (3)…
  • Apr 14

    Is It Time to Reconsider Your Personal Email Policy?

    Is It Time to Reconsider Your Personal Email Policy?
    The Heartbleed Internet-security flaw has compromised the security of an unknown number of web servers.  This is just one story in a string of recent headlines involving the vulnerability of the Internet sites.  But consumers…
Rank this Week: 720

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Covers historical and rare law books.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/rare-books
  • Apr 23

    Exhibit talk: “The Surface of Things: Using New Imaging Techniques to Study Bookbindings and Other Cultural Objects”

    Exhibit talk: “The Surface of Things: Using New Imaging Techniques to Study Bookbindings and Other Cultural Objects”
    A team of Yale University Library conservators will present “The Surface of Things: Using New Imaging Techniques to Study Bookbindings and Other Cultural Objects” on Wednesday, April 23, 2-3pm, in the Sterling Memorial Library…
  • Apr 21

    The Taussig Collection: Justice of the peace manual

    The Taussig Collection: Justice of the peace manual
    Among the 363 English law titles the Lillian Goldman Law Library acquired from Anthony Taussig, by far the largest group is justice of the peace (JP) manuals. Taussig wrote to me that “I have pursued justice of the peace manuals because…
  • Apr 16

    William Sheppard the Law Book Author

    William Sheppard the Law Book Author
    William Sheppard (1595-1674) was born in a small Gloucestershire village on the Severn estuary, where he spent much of his life as country lawyer. However, this did not keep him from becoming “one of the most prolific” legal…
Rank this Week: 303

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Covers library acquisitions, book talks, and administrative news.

http://library.law.yale.edu/news
Rank this Week: 122

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

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

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • Apr 23

    Happy 450th: Far from Holding a Grudge, Lawyers Love Shakespeare

    Happy 450th: Far from Holding a Grudge, Lawyers Love Shakespeare
    “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers” infamously wrote William Shakespeare in Henry the Sixth. Today, with the Bard’s 450th birthday, it seems that members of the bar haven’t really held much of a…
  • Apr 22

    Researching Medical Marijuana

    Researching Medical Marijuana
    The Santa Clara University Heafey Law Library has posted a helpful guide to researching the legal issues of medical marijuana. For federal law, the guide points you towards statutes and related regulations, and lists key cases in the area.…
  • Apr 21

    Past Exams Available Online

    Past Exams Available Online
    As you start to get serious about preparing for exams, don’t forget that we post professors’ past exams on the library website. You’ll need to log into the site. Whether and which exams to post is up to the individual…
Rank this Week: 994

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Apr 23

    New York Changes State Income Tax for Trust

    New York Changes State Income Tax for Trust
    The changes made by New York’s Budget Bill affect income tax for trusts. Under the new law, state tax applies to income distributions that are received by beneficiaries of a New York resident trust. Grantor trusts are not affected by...
  • Apr 22

    Cohabiting Couples Start More Family Feud

    Cohabiting Couples Start More Family Feud
    As a growing number of people choose to cohabit but not get married, there has been a noticeable increase in the amount of family rifts over inheritances. In Britain, married people are now the minority and about half of children...
  • Apr 22

    Walmart Legal Services May Be Coming to a Store Near You

    Walmart Legal Services May Be Coming to a Store Near You
    Axess Law is the newest innovation in discount retailing. Founded by two Toronto lawyers, Axess Law provides time-pressed shoppers with fast, affordable legal services at their local Walmart. The first office opened in Markham, Ontario, and…
Rank this Week: 152

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Still Life of Vacuum Cleaner?

    Still Life of Vacuum Cleaner?
    Dear Rich: I'd like to create still-life oil paintings (and prints of them) of objects that have been commercially produced. I intend to blur or render vague logos or other trademarks on the objects in the course of painting them. Is a…
  • Apr 21

    Can We Use Video of Seal Slaughter?

    Can We Use Video of Seal Slaughter?
    Dear Rich: Certain large charities have video footage of government-sanctioned killing of wildlife. It costs a lot of money to be able to get this footage. Thus small charities generally don't try to do so. They allow journalists to use the…
  • Apr 16

    A Perfect Day for Banana Hockey? Patenting a New Sport

    A Perfect Day for Banana Hockey? Patenting a New Sport
    Dear Rich: Is there anything patentable or copyrightable in the equipment, rules or jargon for a new sport? Say I’ve created “Banana Hockey,” which involves skating on banana peels instead of ice, specifies using fresh…
Rank this Week: 318

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 23

    AASE National Conference - What will you discover in Indianapolis?

    AASE National Conference - What will you discover in Indianapolis?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2nd Annual AASE National Conference May 29 through June 1, 2014 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What will you discover in Indianapolis? · Four…
  • Apr 22

    Relax

    Relax
    Right before exams, I usually try to have a Academic Success Workshop devoted to stress reduction. The most useful and popular thing that we have done is to lead the students in a stress reduction meditation from The Relaxation and...
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 557

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation in the Southeast and class action arbitrations nationally. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://www.cfjblaw.com/classactionblog/blog.aspx
  • Apr 23

    Supreme Court Accepts Certiorari In CAFA Removal Case

    Supreme Court Accepts Certiorari In CAFA Removal Case
    On April 7, 2014, the Supreme Court accepted certiorari review in Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Company LLC v. Owens, No. 13-719, to resolve a circuit split regarding whether the Class Action Fairness Act requires a removing defendant to…
  • Apr 22

    Further Affiant Sayeth Naught: The Import Of Personal Knowledge In Class Certification Affidavit

    Further Affiant Sayeth Naught: The Import Of Personal Knowledge In Class Certification Affidavit
    The Eastern District of Virginia weighed in on the split among federal district courts as to whether affidavits in support of or in opposition to motions for class certification must be based on personal knowledge. The affidavit in question…
  • Apr 21

    Seventh Circuit Reverses Remand Order Based On Supreme Court’s Knowles Decision

    Seventh Circuit Reverses Remand Order Based On Supreme Court’s Knowles Decision
    In what may become a more common trend in CAFA litigation based on the Supreme Court’s decision in Standard Fire Ins. Co. v. Knowles, ––– U.S. ––––, 133 S.Ct. 1345 (2013), the Seventh Circuit…
Rank this Week: 555

Technology Liberation Front

Technology Liberation Front

Focused on keeping politician's hands off the 'net and everything else related to technology.

http://techliberation.com
  • Apr 23

    NETmundial is about to begin

    NETmundial is about to begin
    As I blogged last week, I am in São Paulo to attend NETmundial, the meeting on the future of Internet governance hosted by the Brazilian government. The opening ceremony is about to begin. A few more observations: The Brazilian Senate…
  • Apr 22

    Will the FCC Force Television Online Even If Aereo Loses in Court?

    Will the FCC Force Television Online Even If Aereo Loses in Court?
    The Supreme Court hears oral arguments today in a case that will decide whether Aereo, an over-the-top video distributor, can retransmit broadcast television signals online without obtaining a copyright license. If the court rules in…
  • Apr 22

    Patrick Byrne on online retailers accepting Bitcoin

    Patrick Byrne on online retailers accepting Bitcoin
    Patrick Byrne, CEO of Overstock.com, discusses how Overstock.com became one of the first online retail stores to accept Bitcoin. Byrne provides insight into how Bitcoin lowers transaction costs, making it beneficial to both retailers and…
Rank this Week: 479

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Apr 23

    Not a Good Idea

    Not a Good Idea
    One to be filed under ‘Do not do this, ever’. R (Grimshaw) v LB Southwark [2013] EWHC 4504 (Admin) [Not on Bailii, I've seen a transcript] This started out well enough, as a judicial review claim of Southwark’s decision to…
  • Apr 22

    Oh Mr Ghopee.

    Oh Mr Ghopee.
    God, we are told, loves a trier. Perhaps fortunately, the Court of Appeal takes a less emollient approach with an unlawful money lender who has been repeatedly featured on this site. Ghana Commercial Finance Ltd v Sawyer & Anr [2014] EWCA…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 224