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ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Sep 22

    Is Immigration an Elitist Issue?

    Is Immigration an Elitist Issue?
    Here's a new argument being made by Jon Feere, Legal Policy Analyst at the Center for Immigration Studies, in a blog post for The Hill: Obama's lawless immigration plan is a gift to the 1 percent. "Unlike most political issues,...
  • Sep 22

    FROM THE BOOKSHELVES Sounds of Belonging: U.S. Spanish-language Radio and Public Advocacy by Dolores Ines Casilla

    FROM THE BOOKSHELVES Sounds of Belonging: U.S. Spanish-language Radio and Public Advocacy by Dolores Ines Casilla
    Sounds of Belonging: U.S. Spanish-language Radio and Public Advocacy by Dolores Ines Casillas The last two decades have produced continued Latino population growth, and marked shifts in both communications and immigration policy. Since the…
  • Sep 22

    Immigrant of the Day: Isabel Toledo From Cuba | Fashion Designer

    Immigrant of the Day: Isabel Toledo From Cuba | Fashion Designer
    Isabel Toledo From Cuba | Fashion Designer Toledo worked for five years as an antique-clothing restorer at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art before she made her first collection in 1985, sewing each piece by hand.…
Rank this Week: 77

Above the Law

Above the Law

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

http://abovethelaw.com/
  • Sep 22

    The Worst Study Group Ever

    The Worst Study Group Ever
    If law school is "a distilled bunch of the biggest a-holes you knew in college," then this kid is the Pappy Van Winkle.
  • Sep 22

    Morning Docket: 09.22.14

    Morning Docket: 09.22.14
    * Politics and Biglaw just don’t mix: House Republicans hired Quinn Emanuel to handle their suit against President Barack Obama after Baker Hostetler withdrew from the representation due to “political pressure” the firm was…
  • Sep 21

    Law Firm Merger Mania: Bingham McCutchen And Morgan Lewis Reach A Deal

    Law Firm Merger Mania: Bingham McCutchen And Morgan Lewis Reach A Deal
    What would the post-combination entity look like?
Rank this Week: 9

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

Covers consumer marketing, advertising and promotional activities. By Arnold & Porter.

http://www.consumeradvertisinglawblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    FTC Brings Green Coffee Antioxidant Weight-Loss Claims to a Grinding Halt

    FTC Brings Green Coffee Antioxidant Weight-Loss Claims to a Grinding Halt
    In June of 2014, Dr. Oz was questioned at a Congressional hearing about his endorsement of green coffee extract, among other products, as a miracle weight-loss supplement. While Dr. Oz stood by his personal recommendation regarding green…
  • Sep 15

    A Memorable Decision?

    A Memorable Decision?
    Forgetting is a normal part of life. Many people forget where they put their keys, when that meeting was scheduled, when to charge their cell phones, and so on. Memory jogs such as handwritten notes and reminders or alarms on...
  • Aug 30

    California Supreme Court Limits Franchisor Liability

    California Supreme Court Limits Franchisor Liability
    In a closely watched case, the California Supreme Court provided significant protection to franchisors from liability for lawsuits based on the actions of their franchisees. In clarifying the standard for franchisor liability -- an issue that…
Rank this Week: 935

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Sep 22

    Monday

    Monday
    I will be traveling Monday. Posting will be delayed.
  • Sep 19

    Commentary & News From Oklahoma

    Commentary & News From Oklahoma
    Today's Enid News & Eagle publishes the editorial, "Working press should not be excluded from execution phase." Regardless of the execution method, working media provide a sense of public accountability. Journalists are constitutionally…
  • Sep 19

    Arizona Journalists Join Civil Lawsuit

    Arizona Journalists Join Civil Lawsuit
    "Media coalition joins lawsuit over botched Arizona execution," is by Michael Kiefer in the Arizona Republic. In the wake of a botched execution, a coalition of Arizona TV, print and radio outlets has joined a lawsuit to compel the Arizona...
Rank this Week: 32

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Children in Hot Cars in Florida

    Children in Hot Cars in Florida
    Over these past few summer months, as temperatures not only in South Florida but also around the country have been soaring, the offense of leaving one's child in a hot car has been getting a lot of attention. From a Georgia man being charged…
  • Sep 19

    Jury Impartiality: Why it's so Difficult, and How it Can be Achieved

    Jury Impartiality: Why it's so Difficult, and How it Can be Achieved
    The right to an impartial jury during one's criminal trial is fundamental; it is guaranteed by the 6th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This right is of such importance because it must be the case that those who render verdicts, which…
  • Sep 17

    Racism in the Criminal Justice System

    Racism in the Criminal Justice System
    The United States has come a long way since the days of Jim Crow, and certainly since the times of slavery. Nevertheless, just as we cannot wash away the stains these horrible eras have left on our national history, we cannot deny the fact…
Rank this Week: 700

Financial Industry Review

Financial Industry Review

Covers asset management, litigation, and rating agencies. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/financial/
  • Sep 22

    The Legacy of Lehman Serie

    The Legacy of Lehman Serie
    Faced with huge losses in the subprime mortgage market, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (the ultimate parent of the Lehman group) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on September 15, 2008, a momentous event which preceded the collapse…
  • Sep 8

    EU Regulation on Improving Securities Settlement and Regulating Central Securities Depositories Published in the EU Official Journal

    EU Regulation on Improving Securities Settlement and Regulating Central Securities Depositories Published in the EU Official Journal
    On August 28, the text of the Regulation on improving securities settlement and regulating central securities depositories (Regulation 909/2014) was published in the Official Journal of the EU.  EU Regulation 909/2014.
  • Sep 8

    PRA Issues Clarification on Implementation of the Solvency II Directive

    PRA Issues Clarification on Implementation of the Solvency II Directive
    On August 29, the UK PRA issued an update on the implementation of the Solvency II Directive (2009/138/EC), which is planned for January 1, 2016. The current PRA Update focuses on: the relationship between the risk margin and the calibration…
Rank this Week: 605

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

Analyzes of trends and developments in workers' compensation law. By Jon L. Gelman.

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    70% of Medicare Drug Plan Users Just Don't Switch Even Though Some Would Get A Better Deal

    70% of Medicare Drug Plan Users Just Don't Switch Even Though Some Would Get A Better Deal
    People are indeed creatures of habit, even if it costs them money. Kaiser Family Foundation reports today:"Part D enrollment is highly concentrated, with five firms—UnitedHealth, Humana, CVS Caremark, Express Scripts, and…
  • Sep 22

    Court Rules Workers Comp Must Cover Medical Marijuana

    Court Rules Workers Comp Must Cover Medical Marijuana
    article imageAn injured worker who was prescribed medical marijuana by a doctor will be covered by worker’s compensation, the New Mexico Court of Appeals ruled.Gregory Vialpando claims he experienced severe pain after failed spinal…
  • Sep 22

    Former Senior Executive of ArthroCare Corp. PleadsGuilty in $400 Million Securities Fraud Scheme

    Former Senior Executive of ArthroCare Corp. PleadsGuilty in $400 Million Securities Fraud Scheme
    Today's post is shared from justice.govA former senior executive of ArthroCare Corp., a publicly traded medical device company based in Austin, Texas, pleaded guilty for his role in a scheme to defraud the company’s shareholders and…
Rank this Week: 146

Tycko & Zavareei LLP Blog

Tycko & Zavareei LLP Blog

Covers the False Claims Act, qui tam litigation and whistleblower litigation. By Tycko & Zavareei.

http://www.fraudfighters.net/news/
Rank this Week: 954

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Sep 22

    Parties Settle in Caps Challenge Case

    Parties Settle in Caps Challenge Case
    Those legal nerds observers looking forward to the big oral argument Wednesday in the case where the trial judge ruled that Mississippi’s damages caps are unconstitutional will be disappointed with this: the Court cancelled oral…
  • Sep 22

    The Truth Hurt

    The Truth Hurt
    On September 16, 2014 the Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of the Neilson v. Dawson defamation case. Here is the Court’s opinion. Here is a 2011 post on the case. The case originated from the book…
  • Sep 18

    More From the Lawyers Shouldn’t File Stuff Like this Chronicle

    More From the Lawyers Shouldn’t File Stuff Like this Chronicle
    As if getting crushed in the BP Oil Spill litigation wasn’t enough, District Judge Carl Barbier is calling out BP’s lawyers for cheating by sneakily exceeding the Court’s 35-page brief limit. My favorite article on the…
Rank this Week: 667

FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
Rank this Week: 389

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    New Issue: Journal of International Arbitration

    New Issue: Journal of International Arbitration
    The latest issue of the Journal of International Arbitration (Vol. 31, no. 4, 2014) is out. Contents include:Thomas Kendra & Anna Bonini, Dealing with Corruption Allegations in International Investment Arbitration: Reaching a Procedural…
  • Sep 22

    Alvarez: Beware: Boundary Crossing

    Alvarez: Beware: Boundary Crossing
    José E. Alvarez (New York Univ. - Law) has posted Beware: Boundary Crossings (in Boundaries of Rights, Boundaries of State, Tsvi Kahana & Anat Scolnicov eds., forthcoming). Here's the abstract:This essay addresses the tools by…
  • Sep 22

    DeGuzman: When are International Crimes Just Cause for War?

    DeGuzman: When are International Crimes Just Cause for War?
    Margaret M. DeGuzman (Temple Univ. - Law) has posted When are International Crimes Just Cause for War? (Virginia Journal of International Law, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:At the 2005 World Summit, states unanimously acknowledged their…
Rank this Week: 16

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    The Great British Vanishing Act: where has home-grown patent filing gone?

    The Great British Vanishing Act: where has home-grown patent filing gone?
    Considering that cats spend most of their time fast asleep,they can be remarkably productive.  If only they could bepersuaded to file more UK patent applications ...Katfriend, patent attorney and IP enthusiast Peter Arrowsmith (a…
  • Sep 21

    Litigating patents? It's conference time ...

    Litigating patents? It's conference time ...
    It's not actually true to say that Europe, having first been afflicted by a new, complex and idiosyncratic patent system, has now been smitten by a plague of patent conferences in its wake. However, there do seem to be a few of them…
  • Sep 20

    Copyright exceptions and user rights in Case C-117/13 Ulmer: a couple of observation

    Copyright exceptions and user rights in Case C-117/13 Ulmer: a couple of observation
    Should you have the right to digitise your cat's paws?Last week this blog reported on the latest addition to the copyright collection of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), this being the decision in Case…
Rank this Week: 71

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Sep 22

    Stone on sex discrimination and professional sport

    Stone on sex discrimination and professional sport
    The following is by my colleague (and past GuestPrawf) Kerri Stone, responding to my post on how professional sports teams and leagues respond to sex discrimination. The internet has most recently been ablaze with news of a lawsuit filed…
  • Sep 19

    Intellectual Property Infringement as Vandalism (Part 3)

    Intellectual Property Infringement as Vandalism (Part 3)
    This is the third installment of my post on my new co-authored piece Intellectual Property Infringement as Vandalism (the first part is here and the second here). The problems that have arisen in the discussion over whether intellectual…
  • Sep 18

    Who Is Justice Ginsburg Talking To?

    Who Is Justice Ginsburg Talking To?
    Justice Ginsburg recently offered some surprising public remarks on the pending same-sex marriage petitions currently before the Supreme Court. (H/t Dale Carpenter at VC.) In particular, Justice Ginsburg suggested that the Court should not…
Rank this Week: 141

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 22

    Lawyers, Learn to Code With This Free eBook

    Lawyers, Learn to Code With This Free eBook
    If you’ve been thinking about learning how to do some coding, or want to learn more about the software that powers the applications you use everyday, then you’ll be interested in this eBook by V. David Zvenyach: “Coding for…
  • Sep 22

    Monday’s Mix

    Monday’s Mix
    Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from sixty recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide…
  • Sep 22

    CPD and the Futures Report

    CPD and the Futures Report
    The CBA Futures Report was released last week. The final topic in this wide-ranging report was legal education: law school, pre-call training, and CPD. The entire report is interesting, but the legal education section is especially…
Rank this Week: 49

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Sep 22

    Employers: When Government Regulations Are Your Friend

    Employers: When Government Regulations Are Your Friend
    I hope the title got your attention. As a comp attorney for 39 years I learned of the hidden gems to be discovered in mining otherwise unreadable statutes. Best of all are the sections that are all but forgotten and all but little obeyed or…
  • Sep 19

    Give Your Workers Comp Claims A Check-Up

    Give Your Workers Comp Claims A Check-Up
    For the smart man or woman running a business, staying on top of your workers compensation claims is a critical component to success.   As all too many business owners have unfortunately discovered over time, letting your workers comp…
  • Sep 19

    OSHA Notes Final Rule in Serious Worker Injurie

    OSHA Notes Final Rule in Serious Worker Injurie
    Serious injuries in the workplace are undoubtedly going to happen, but that does not mean lessons can’t be learned from them.   The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced a…
Rank this Week: 504

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
  • Sep 22

    Fighting for Captain Underpant

    Fighting for Captain Underpant
    "Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants." "Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman." "Captain Underpants and the Farty Fight for Free Speech." Okay fine, I made up the last one. The silly titles…
  • Sep 19

    A Mother Landed in Jail for Trying to Help Her Daughter. And She Might Not Be the Last.

    A Mother Landed in Jail for Trying to Help Her Daughter. And She Might Not Be the Last.
    Earlier this month, a judge sentenced a Pennsylvania mother to up to a year and a half in prison for helping her 16-year-old daughter end a pregnancy by purchasing abortion medication online. The single mother, who has a low-paying job,…
  • Sep 19

    Gay People Raising Kids: From Our Downfall To Our Salvation

    Gay People Raising Kids: From Our Downfall To Our Salvation
    It used to be that the idea of gay people raising kids spooked lots of people, who thought of us only as pedophiles, not as parents. In fact, we lost a long series of court cases about the freedom to marry based on judges saying that straight…
Rank this Week: 30

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    140 Law - Legal Healdines for Monday, September 22, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Healdines for Monday, September 22, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, September 22, 2014:Thanks Twitterland for helping us reach 2000 followers.  Stinging message from self-represented litigants to Canada’s judges Fight to…
  • Sep 19

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, September 19, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, September 19, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, September 19, 2014: Somebody in the Harper government needs to go back to law school - iPolitics.caKentucky longshot Senate candidate’s ‘With Jews We…
  • Sep 18

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, September 18, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, September 18, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, September 18, 2014:Legal observers worry future judicial appointments will be done in secretLawyers and Pricing Part 3  Woman’s virginity worth $5,000,…
Rank this Week: 318

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 595

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 381

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Sep 22

    Malpractice Dismissal Affirmed

    Malpractice Dismissal Affirmed
    The dismissal of a legal malpractice claim was affirmed by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department Plaintiff David Lichtenstein owns and manages real estate through his entities, plaintiffs The Lightstone Group, LLC…
  • Sep 22

    Northern Expansion Draws Southern Reprimand

    Northern Expansion Draws Southern Reprimand
    The Georgia Supreme Court has accepted a petition for voluntary discipline and reprimanded an attorney who had improperly solicited legal business from Rhode Island clients. The court The petition discloses that [the attorney] allowed a…
  • Sep 22

    Judge Permanently Disbarred For Vote Buying

    Judge Permanently Disbarred For Vote Buying
    A former judge who pleaded guilty to a RICO count after the Sixth Cicuit had reversed his jury trial conviction of five felony counts of vote buying conspiracy accepted permanent disbarment by the Kentucky Supreme Court. The court Ultimately,…
Rank this Week: 422

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Sep 22

    "The Good Wife" Returns in Overdrive

    "The Good Wife" Returns in Overdrive
    The Good Wife returned for a new season Sunday night. I really didn't care for last season but tuned in anyway, expecting to be bored. I'm glad I did. Someone must have slipped some steroids into the writers' morning Wheaties. [More...]…
  • Sep 21

    ISIS Declares War, Stirs the Lone Wolf Pot

    ISIS Declares War, Stirs the Lone Wolf Pot
    ISIS has just declared the equivalent of World War III. The announcement comes in the form of a long-awaited statement by ISIS official spokesman Shaykh Abū Muhammad al-‘Adnānī ash-Shāmī. Adnani calls on…
  • Sep 21

    Houthi Rebels Take Yemen Govt Offices, PM Resign

    Houthi Rebels Take Yemen Govt Offices, PM Resign
    It's a mess in Yemen. Houthi rebels (who are Shi'ite and a minority) have stormed government headquarters, ministries and TV stations in Sanaa. The Prime Minister of Yemen has resigned. Last night UN envoy Jamal Benomar had announced…
Rank this Week: 4

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

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

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    Alibaba Is Largest IPO in History - $25 Billion

    Alibaba Is Largest IPO in History - $25 Billion
    Alibaba issues additional shares to raise IPO total to $25 billion - report | ReutersThe underwriters of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's IPO have issued additional shares, according to the Wall Street Journal, bringing the IPO's size to about $25…
  • Sep 22

    SEC Charges IT Employee at Law Firm With Insider Trading Ahead of Merger Announcement

    SEC Charges IT Employee at Law Firm With Insider Trading Ahead of Merger Announcement
    The SEC charged an employee in an international law firm’s IT department with insider trading ahead of several mergers and acquisitions involving firm clients being advised on the deals.The SEC alleges that the employee, a senior…
  • Sep 20

    Townhall Meeting for Receivership Held in Palm Beach

    Townhall Meeting for Receivership Held in Palm Beach
    Jim Sallah of Sallah Astarita & Cox, LLC is the court appointed receiver of a number of entities who are accused of being part of a $70 million Ponzi scheme. At a town hall meeting Jim spoke to investors to explain the…
Rank this Week: 575

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/
  • Sep 22

    60 minutes visits the SDFLA and interview Wilfredo Ferrer

    60 minutes visits the SDFLA and interview Wilfredo Ferrer
    You can watch the clip here:
  • Sep 19

    Barry Bonds' conviction in trouble?

    Barry Bonds' conviction in trouble?
    That's what all of the court observers are saying after yesterday's en banc argument (watch here*).  Here's one example, by Pamela MacLean:The government may have struck out with the majority of an 11-judge panel of the…
  • Sep 18

    Should Judge Fuller resign?

    Should Judge Fuller resign?
    In addition to Judge Kopf's posts on the subject, there is growing noise that Fuller needs to step down -- this time from members of the Congress.  From the Montgomery Advertiser: Alabama's two U.S. senators on Wednesday called for U.S.…
Rank this Week: 114

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Legal information and research resouces. By the Michael E. Moritz Law Library at Ohio State University.

http://moritzlegalinformation.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    What Do Professors Do All Day?

    What Do Professors Do All Day?
    Professors do a ton, from teaching to writing to volunteering. Perhaps you're curious what they write about but don't quite feel you have the time to commit to a 45-page law review article. That's what blogs are for. Many of our law…
  • Sep 19

    Ignoring Court Rules...Not Just for Less Experienced Attorneys!

    Ignoring Court Rules...Not Just for Less Experienced Attorneys!
    Judicial opinions addressing publicly and for all time the misdeeds of attorneys (i.e., a bench slap) are not uncommon. Whether its for poor legal writing or a brief riddled with inaccuracies that seem to amount to outright lies, judges hold…
  • Sep 17

    Celebrate Constitution Day

    Celebrate Constitution Day
    Although the Constitution has been around for more than 200 years, Constitution Day is a relatively new phenomenon.  As the Senate explains: "To encourage all Americans to learn more about the Constitution, Congress in 1956…
Rank this Week: 822

The Lex-Warrier

The Lex-Warrier

http://lex-warrier.in/
  • Sep 22

    Madras HC Grants Stay on Release of “Main Hoon Rajinikanth”

    Madras HC Grants Stay on Release of “Main Hoon Rajinikanth”
    Madras HC granted stay based on an application filed by Shivaji Rao Gaikwad (Rajinikanth) on release of Hindi film “Main Hoon Rajinikanth” and use of Rajinikanth’s “name, image, caricature, style… The post…
  • Sep 22

    Delhi HC Asks Hindu College to Admit Under-19 World Cup Cricket Player

    Delhi HC Asks Hindu College to Admit Under-19 World Cup Cricket Player
    Delhi HC asked Delhi University’s Hindu College to grant admission under sports quota to a youth who played for India in the Under-19 World Cup Cricket, 2014. A bench of… The post Delhi HC Asks Hindu College to Admit Under-19…
  • Sep 22

    Give Reasons for Seeking Information under RTI Act: Madras HC

    Give Reasons for Seeking Information under RTI Act: Madras HC
    Section 6 (2) of the RTI Act says, an applicant making request for information “shall not” be required to give any reason for requesting the information. However, the Madras High… The post Give Reasons for Seeking…
Rank this Week: 439

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
  • Sep 22

    The State of State Competition for Incorporation

    The State of State Competition for Incorporation
    Editor's Note: Marcel Kahan is the George T. Lowy Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law. The competition by states for incorporations has long been the subject of extensive scholarship. Views of this competition differ…
  • Sep 22

    The Need for Improved Transparency

    The Need for Improved Transparency
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Darrell M. West, vice president and director of Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution, and based on a book authored by Mr. West, titled "Billionaires: Reflections on the Upper…
  • Sep 21

    SEC Enforcement Actions Over Stock Transaction Reporting Obligation

    SEC Enforcement Actions Over Stock Transaction Reporting Obligation
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Ronald O. Mueller, partner in the securities regulation and corporate governance practice area of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, and is based on a Gibson Dunn alert. On September 10,…
Rank this Week: 47

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 337

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 879

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Sep 22

    Where the money goes, the people will follow: Part 2, Breathing freely is a basic requirement

    Where the money goes, the people will follow: Part 2, Breathing freely is a basic requirement
    [Continued from Friday's Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Capital, whether economic of human, is a continuous referendum on government’s effectiveness – a referendum that government does not schedule but nevertheless must observe…
  • Sep 19

    Where the money goes, the people will follow: Part 1, 64% of China’s rich

    Where the money goes, the people will follow: Part 1, 64% of China’s rich
    By: David A. Smith Up until now, my posts puzzling out China’s affordable housing have focused on its urban challenges, and whether the Chinese can make new cities that people want to live in without destroying the formerly-rural middle…
  • Sep 18

    Poor poor pitiful door: Part 5, About a year

    Poor poor pitiful door: Part 5, About a year
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith By now, after four parts on a GAIA (God Ain’t It Awful) story about the separation of entrances in a fantastically located mixed-income…
Rank this Week: 308

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
  • Sep 22

    Enter the Sandman: USPTO Unhittable in Reciprocal Discipline Proceeding

    Enter the Sandman: USPTO Unhittable in Reciprocal Discipline Proceeding
    Mariano Rivera knows something about perfection. The New York Yankees now-retired pitcher is regarded by many experts as the greatest closer in the history of major league baseball. For those who are not aficionados of America’s…
  • Sep 22

    USPTO Considering Changes to PTAB Rule

    USPTO Considering Changes to PTAB Rule
    At the end of July, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) hosted a press conference to discuss ongoing progress with patent trials which have been or are being conducted under the terms of the America Invents Act (AIA). Scott Boalick,…
  • Sep 21

    How to Protect Your Patent from Post Grant Proceeding

    How to Protect Your Patent from Post Grant Proceeding
    Patent owners must modify their strategies during prosecution to make their patents and portfolios less susceptible to post grant challenges. This strategy must take into account the cost of filing a petition by a challenger. Patent owners…
Rank this Week: 887

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Sep 22

    Tennessee Made-Whole Doctrine

    Tennessee Made-Whole Doctrine
    The Belmont Law Review published an article I wrote about the made-whole doctrine in its inaugural issue.  Here is a description of the article.     This Article proposes the adoption of the “Modified…
  • Sep 19

    Defamation and Public Figures in Tennessee

    Defamation and Public Figures in Tennessee
    The recent opinion in Byrge v. Campfield, et al., No. E2013-01223-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Sept. 8, 2014) serves as a good reminder of Tennessee defamation law involving a public figure. In October 2008, Stacey Campfield, then a Republican…
  • Sep 17

    Tolling Agreements, The Savings Statute and Tennessee Law

    Tolling Agreements, The Savings Statute and Tennessee Law
    The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently issued an important decision regarding the interplay between the savings statute and tolling agreements. The facts of Circle C Const., LLC v. Hilson, M2013-02330-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. App. Jul. 29,…
Rank this Week: 198

Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

Covers transactional real estate, development/redevelopment, and environmental law. By Gibbons.

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Sep 22

    NJDEP Document Review Process Curtailed: More Autonomy for LSRP

    NJDEP Document Review Process Curtailed: More Autonomy for LSRP
    Unable to keep up with submittals from Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP) and with the resulting increase in review times, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has recently decided to defer the review of…
  • Sep 18

    Supreme Court Limits EPA’s Authority to Regulate Carbon Emissions from Stationary Source

    Supreme Court Limits EPA’s Authority to Regulate Carbon Emissions from Stationary Source
    Since the Supreme Court’s 2007 decision in Massachusetts v. EPA, it has been clear that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) has the authority under the Clean Air Act (“CAA”) to regulate emissions of…
  • Sep 3

    Potential Change Coming to NJ’s Economic Opportunity Act

    Potential Change Coming to NJ’s Economic Opportunity Act
    The “New Jersey Economic Opportunity Act of 2013” overhauled New Jersey’s economic development programs. The Act retooled and substantially enhanced the State’s job creation and retention program known as the Grow NJ…
Rank this Week: 626

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

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

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
  • Sep 22

    SEIU Looking To Unionize U Of MN Faculty

    SEIU Looking To Unionize U Of MN Faculty
    While much of the labor world has been keeping its eyes on the Fight for Fifteen campaign, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and Adjunct Action have been working hard to unionize faculty members and employees at U.S.…
  • Sep 19

    CNN Appeals Board Reinstatement Order

    CNN Appeals Board Reinstatement Order
    Earlier this week, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that CNN must reinstate over 100 unionized workers who were laid off in a restructuring more than 10 years ago.  And CNN is also required to pay those workers for lost pay and…
  • Sep 18

    Senate HELP Committee Approves Block’s Board Nomination

    Senate HELP Committee Approves Block’s Board Nomination
    Yesterday, the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) approved the nomination of Sharon Block to the National Labor Relations Board.  Ms. Block is a former Board member whose recess appointment caused a great deal of…
Rank this Week: 379

The Sader Law Firm Blog

The Sader Law Firm Blog

Covers bankruptcy law.

http://blog.saderlawfirm.com/
  • Sep 22

    Can My Social Security Be Garnished?

    Can My Social Security Be Garnished?
    Most creditors cannot garnish your Social Security payments. However, there are certain situations where the federal government can garnish your Social Security benefits in order to pay delinquent federal debts such as federal income taxes or…
  • Sep 19

    What happens when I call?

    What happens when I call?
    In one of our new videos, Kansas City bankruptcy lawyer Christian Nafziger quickly explains the initial phone call you can expect when you call the experienced bankruptcy attorneys at The Sader Law Firm for a free initial consultation. Our…
  • Sep 17

    Inherited IRAs and Bankruptcy

    Inherited IRAs and Bankruptcy
    Last month the Supreme Court rendered a decision regarding the protection of inherited IRAs from attachment by creditors.  Many people name their spouse or children as beneficiaries of their IRA, which, in theory, eases the…
Rank this Week: 400

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

Covers bankruptcy planning, creditor rights, fraudulent conveyances, homestead protections and offshore planning. By Jonathan Alper.

http://floridaassetprotection.blogs.com/alperlaw/
  • Sep 22

    An Advantage of Issuing LLC Ownership Certificate

    An Advantage of Issuing LLC Ownership Certificate
    Florida law does not require a limited liability company to issue physical ownership certificates to its members. Ownership of a Florida LLC may be established, and usually is stated, exclusively in the appropriate section of the LLC’s…
  • Sep 15

    Which States Recognize Tenants by Protection?

    Which States Recognize Tenants by Protection?
    One of my married clients this week had recently moved to Florida to seek protection from a large lawsuit. The client owned property jointly with his wife in several states including his previous domicile of Pennsylvania, a vacation home in…
  • Sep 9

    Sole Proprietorship Advantages For One-Owner Businesses and Profession

    Sole Proprietorship Advantages For One-Owner Businesses and Profession
    Most one person professional business- such as attorneys or physicians- operate as a legal entity (P.A. or L.C.) . The professional is an employee who receives from the business a combination of salary and profit distributions. This business…
Rank this Week: 288

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Sep 22

    Bad Faith Case Against Safeco Abated, Not Dismissed, in Florida

    Bad Faith Case Against Safeco Abated, Not Dismissed, in Florida
    Recently the Fourth District Court of Appeal (“4th DCA”) abated a bad faith case brought against Safeco. The underlying issue of coverage was also involved in the lawsuit. We have often discussed how Florida law requires a…
  • Sep 21

    New York Federal Court Upholds Earth Movement Exclusion Where Soil Settlement Contributes to Collapse

    New York Federal Court Upholds Earth Movement Exclusion Where Soil Settlement Contributes to Collapse
    Many insurance policies specifically exclude earth movement and if the facts permit, the insurance company may raise this exclusion when a claim is asserted. This issue is currently being litigated in Superstorm Sandy cases in both New York…
  • Sep 20

    Financial Data from the Office of Insurance Regulation May Surprise You

    Financial Data from the Office of Insurance Regulation May Surprise You
    Each year the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) publishes an Annual Report for the prior year pursuant to Florida Statute Section 624.315. I was researching another issue when I thought this would be a good blog post. This report…
Rank this Week: 428

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

Dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. From Information Today, Inc.

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Sep 22

    Dallas Libraries Attempt to Raise Money the City Won’t Give Them

    Dallas Libraries Attempt to Raise Money the City Won’t Give Them
    “If the city won’t give money to Dallas libraries, maybe the community will. Thursday was North Texas Giving Day, which means Friends of the Dallas Public Libraries, along with other north Texas do-gooder groups, were busy…
  • Sep 22

    Rural Library Chain Closes, Citing ‘Tremendous Pressure’

    Rural Library Chain Closes, Citing ‘Tremendous Pressure’
    “A nongovernmental organization that had run a rural library project with as many as 22 libraries across China has announced that it is closing down, citing “tremendous pressure” from the local authorities. Since 2007, Liren…
  • Sep 22

    Washington University Libraries Builds Ferguson Digital Archive

    Washington University Libraries Builds Ferguson Digital Archive
    “The library at Washington University in St. Louis is building a digital repository called “Documenting Ferguson.” The collection will provide the community with a space to save the media they’ve captured since the…
Rank this Week: 445

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 118

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Features developments in labor and employment law. By Daniel A. Schwartz.

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Followup: Court Dismisses EEOC Lawsuit Challenging CVS Separation Agreement

    Followup: Court Dismisses EEOC Lawsuit Challenging CVS Separation Agreement
    Back in February, I talked about how a lawsuit brought by the EEOC against CVS challenging the company’s standard separation agreement could be a big deal “if the EEOC prevails”. But I cautioned about drawing any…
  • Sep 18

    56 Million Reasons Why Your HR Department Needs Better Data Security

    56 Million Reasons Why Your HR Department Needs Better Data Security
    Okay, okay.  I realize the headline is a bit misleading.  But it isn’t every day that you hear about a data breach at Home Depot in which 56 MILLION credit cards may have been hacked. To put that into perspective, that’s…
  • Sep 17

    “Consider” This Important: Employment Contracts Are a Two-Way Street

    “Consider” This Important: Employment Contracts Are a Two-Way Street
    My colleague Chris Engler reports today on a new Connecticut Appellate Court case that focuses on a often misunderstood concept in employment contracts — the need for “consideration”.  What was it that Dire…
Rank this Week: 105

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Sep 22

    The NFL Teaches Us the Difference Between Ethics and Compliance

    The NFL Teaches Us the Difference Between Ethics and Compliance
    The National Football League is by far the most popular sport in the US. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell talks about what he calls “protecting the shield.” He originally handed down a two-game suspension to Ray Rice for a punch to…
  • Sep 19

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for September 19

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for September 19
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my eye. The NFL’s True Problem: Misplaced Priorities Trumping Ethics & Compliance by Matt Kelly in Compliance Week Contrary to what you might believe lately, the…
  • Sep 18

    Controls on Fee Deductions and Disbursement

    Controls on Fee Deductions and Disbursement
    A recent action by the Securities and Exchange Commission caught my attention. The SEC charged a hedge fund manager with taking excess management fees. For a more exciting headline, the SEC press release says the excess fees were to…
Rank this Week: 639

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 632

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Sep 22

    How to Defend ISDS

    How to Defend ISDS
    Last week, I was complaining about an attempt to defend ISDS by someone who did not seem aware of how investment obligations work. In contrast, here is someone who gets it right: What investment treaties typically do is offer investors...
  • Sep 19

    Is the First Trade/Labor FTA Panel Report Finally Coming?

    Is the First Trade/Labor FTA Panel Report Finally Coming?
    The U.S. has been threatening to pursue complaints under labor chapters of trade agreements for a while now. USTR's announcement yesterday may indicate that we will soon see an actual panel process completed: United States Trade…
  • Sep 17

    How Not to Defend ISDS

    How Not to Defend ISDS
    Investor-state dispute settlement is a complex, difficult issue. Reasonable people can disagree on it. I've come out against it, but I see why people would be for it. However, when people do support it, I wish they would get the...
Rank this Week: 178

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 3

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Monday round-up

    Monday round-up
    Briefly: At BuzzFeed, Chris Geidner discusses the possibility that, after the Justices first consider the seven petitions arising out of challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage at their September 29 Conference, the Court could ask…
  • Sep 19

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Carroll v. Carman 14-212 Issue: (1) Whether, when a police officer approaches a residence to conduct a “knock and talk,” the Fourth Amendment requires the officer to go to the “front…
  • Sep 19

    Argument preview: Able opponents trade arguments in high-stakes dispute over deadlines for filing class action

    Argument preview: Able opponents trade arguments in high-stakes dispute over deadlines for filing class action
    It is almost a joy to read the papers in Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi v. IndyMac MBS, Inc., with David Frederick squaring off against Ted Olson. The issue sounds tedious at first – whether the filing of a…
Rank this Week: 35

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    No Money Down Chapter 7

    No Money Down Chapter 7
    It costs a lot of money to go broke, literally.  Chapter 7 fees vary from case to case, but the average case filed in Nebraska ranges from $1,200 to $1,500 depending on the complexity of the case and the attorney hired.  Clients…
  • Aug 29

    Welcome to the Bankruptcy Electric Chair

    Welcome to the Bankruptcy Electric Chair
    Charlie was a bad man.  With his aggressive personality he intimidated and threatened others if they didn’t give into what he demanded.  He grew rich on the work of others and reminded everyone that without him they were…
  • Jul 16

    CFPB Sues Junk Debt Collection Lawsuit Mill

    CFPB Sues Junk Debt Collection Lawsuit Mill
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has filed a lawsuit against the debt collection firm of Fredericak J. Hanna & Associates and its three principal owners "for operating a debt collection lawsuit mill that uses illegal tactics to…
Rank this Week: 482