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JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Mar 29

    US House votes to repeal Internet privacy rule

    US House votes to repeal Internet privacy rule
    The US House of Representatives[official site] on Tuesday voted [results] to repeal Internet privacy regulations. Following the Senate vote [JURIST report], the House voted 231-189 to approve HR 230 [materials], preventing the Protecting the…
  • Mar 29

    Scotland lawmakers vote to hold independence referendum

    Scotland lawmakers vote to hold independence referendum
    [JURIST] Scottish lawmakers on Tuesday voted [parliamentary report] 69-59 in favor of holding an independence referendum. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon [official profile] had pushed for a referendum between 2018 and 2019 following the…
  • Mar 29

    Michigan agrees to allot $87 million to replacing lead pipes in Flint

    Michigan agrees to allot $87 million to replacing lead pipes in Flint
    [JURIST] In a settlement agreement [text, PDF] announced on Monday, the state of Michigan has agreed to allot $87 million to replace lead water pipes in the city of Flint. Among other things, the settlement provides that residents of Flint…
Rank this Week: 293

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car, motorcycle and trucking accidents, including those caused by drunk driving. By Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Personal Injury Lawyers, P.A.

http://www.injury-lawyer-florida.com/
  • Mar 29

    Dog Bite Injury Claim Considered

    Dog Bite Injury Claim Considered
    Florida’s dog bite injury statute, F.S. 767.04, indicates that people who own dogs or are responsible for controlling them may be liable if that person bites a dog – regardless of whether the dog had previously shown a propensity…
  • Mar 27

    Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements Still Unsettled

    Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements Still Unsettled
    Last year, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) initiated a rule that prohibits nursing homes from requiring patients to sign mandatory arbitration agreements prior to disputes. However, CMS hit the brakes on…
  • Mar 25

    FHP: Hit-and-Run Crashes in Florida on the Rise

    FHP: Hit-and-Run Crashes in Florida on the Rise
    A recent analysis by The Tampa Bay Times, looking at figures from the Florida Highway Patrol, reveals hit-and-run crashes in Florida are on the rise.  This creates a troubling situation not just for law enforcement companies, but for…
Rank this Week: 946

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Mar 29

    An Homage To The Dead and Dying

    An Homage To The Dead and Dying
    Judge Richard Kopf does his listicle of observations of criminal defense lawyers based on his 25 years on the bench. Spoiler alert: he likes us, with some caveats. So if you heed his admonitions, will you achieve success, world hegemony…
  • Mar 29

    American College of Trial Lawyers Doesn’t Know It’s IX

    American College of Trial Lawyers Doesn’t Know It’s IX
    Brian Bensimon, a student reporter for the College Fix, asked if I had any thoughts on the white paper prepared by the American College of Trial Lawyers. Having neither heard nor read anything about it, it was good of him to ask, as there was…
  • Mar 29

    Kopf’s Top Ten Observations About Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Kopf’s Top Ten Observations About Criminal Defense Lawyer
    As I write this on a Sunday morning, I am in the middle of a complex criminal jury trial that will likely last four weeks. Of course, I cannot write about the substance of the case or the lawyers. But watching the criminal defense lawyers in…
Rank this Week: 124

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
  • Mar 29

    2017 Institutional Investor Survey

    2017 Institutional Investor Survey
    There is an increased emphasis being placed on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations by the investment community. ESG considerations’ shift into the mainstream is being propelled by regulatory changes and the…
  • Mar 29

    2017 Compensation Committee Guide

    2017 Compensation Committee Guide
    The past year has been marked by a continued focus by shareholders and investor groups on executive compensation, and a related continued need for compensation committees to proactively manage their companies’ communications with…
  • Mar 29

    Controlling Systemic Risk Through Corporate Governance

    Controlling Systemic Risk Through Corporate Governance
    In Policy Brief No. 99—February 2017 of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), I explain how corporate governance could be used to help control systemic risk. Excessive risk taking by systemically important financial…
Rank this Week: 62

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • Mar 29

    News Headlines for Mar 29, 2017

    News Headlines for Mar 29, 2017
    Ocean Rig UDW files for bankruptcy protection – MarketWatch ,Ocean Rig UDW Inc. Reaches Agreement On Comprehensive Deleveraging And Recapitalization Transaction ,Unreachable Huishan Executive Exposes China Debt, Bank Risks –…
  • Mar 29

    Read Issue #75 of Our Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter

    Read Issue #75 of Our Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter
    Check out our latest issue (issue #75) of our exclusive bankruptcy & restructuring newsletter, which was just released today. You can find it and sign up to receive future issues directly by email by visiting:…
  • Mar 28

    News Headlines for Mar 28, 2017

    News Headlines for Mar 28, 2017
    Fitch Identifies Six Media Companies as Likely to Default in 2017 – WSJ ,How to Manage Relationships With Financially Distressed Companies ,9 restaurants, 1 kitchen, no dining room — virtual restaurants open for online delivery…
Rank this Week: 14

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    Russian Officials Forcing Sochi's Rabbi To Leave The Country

    Russian Officials Forcing Sochi's Rabbi To Leave The Country
    Interfax reports that Rabbi Ari Leib Edelkopf who has led the Jewish community in the Russian city of Sochi is being forced to leave Russia.  Edelkopf, a U.S. citizen since 1978, obtained a Russian temporary resident permit in 2015. The…
  • Mar 29

    Judge Sued Over Opening Prayers In Courtroom

    Judge Sued Over Opening Prayers In Courtroom
    Freedom From Religion Foundation filed suit last week in a Texas federal district court against a Montgomery County, Texas Justice of the Peace who opens his court sessions with a chaplain-led prayer.  The complaint (full text) in…
  • Mar 29

    Suit Claims Forced Baptism of Child Facilitated By Guardian Ad Litem

    Suit Claims Forced Baptism of Child Facilitated By Guardian Ad Litem
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported on this week's filing in an Ohio federal district court of a lawsuit  alleging that a court-appointed CASA volunteer acting as guardian ad litem for a developmentally disabled child recruited…
Rank this Week: 512

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    Marty Robbins Life Insurance

    Marty Robbins Life Insurance
    We've written pretty extensively over the past dozen or so years about Universal Life, very little of which was complimentary. The design itself, especially the first few iterations, really needed a young person as the insured, and said young…
  • Mar 28

    Short Term Medical Plans: With a Twist?

    Short Term Medical Plans: With a Twist?
    We've written before about Short Term Medical (STM) plans as potentially viable ObamaPlan alternatives. They're a lot less expensive than O'Care plans, and offer lower out-of-pocket maximum's, to boot.On the flip side, they're underwritten…
  • Mar 27

    PCIP v2.0?

    PCIP v2.0?
    We were long-time fans of the PCIP (Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan), the one part of ObamaCare that actually seemed to make sense. So of course it was designed to sunset after a time, leaving a lot of folks with few choices and less…
Rank this Week: 419

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Mar 29

    Tomorrow: Twitter Chat on Ethics Issues in Client Communication

    Tomorrow: Twitter Chat on Ethics Issues in Client Communication
    Do you have attachment issues? Email attachments, that is. Or questions about encryption, client portals and other forms of client communications? Tomorrow, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern, Above the Law (@atlblog) and I (@bobambrogi) are…
  • Mar 28

    And Now, Yet Another Startup From Some of the Former QuickLegal Crew

    And Now, Yet Another Startup From Some of the Former QuickLegal Crew
    Earlier this month, I told you about a new legal startup that has many ties to another legal startup that shut down amid fraud allegations. Now, some of the same people have launched another startup and it is already drawing interest from…
  • Mar 28

    ‘Contract Tools’ Is A Toolkit for Reviewing Complex Contracts in Word

    ‘Contract Tools’ Is A Toolkit for Reviewing Complex Contracts in Word
    Any job is made easier by having the right tools. That’s the idea behind Contract Tools, a Microsoft Word for Windows add-in designed to provide attorneys with the right tools to analyze, navigate, search, proofread and edit…
Rank this Week: 509

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    internal studies on consumer preference support class action treatment for weed killer claim

    internal studies on consumer preference support class action treatment for weed killer claim
    Martin v. Monsanto Co., No. 16–2168, 2017 WL 1115167 (C.D. Cal. Mar. 24, 2017)This case grants class certification, illustrating the use of internal consumer research in class action practice.  The probabilistic nature of consumer…
  • Mar 29

    Plaintiff doesn't have to rebut 230 immunity in complaint against multiple partie

    Plaintiff doesn't have to rebut 230 immunity in complaint against multiple partie
    Moretti v. Hertz Corp., No. 14-469, 2017 WL 1032783 (D. Del. Mar. 17, 2017)Moretti sued for violation of California’s false advertising, consumer protection, and unfair and deceptive trade practices laws, and common law fraud.…
  • Mar 29

    False advertising of sperm donor leads to wrongful birth claim

    False advertising of sperm donor leads to wrongful birth claim
    Doe 1 v. Xytex Corp., No. C 16-02935, 2017 WL 1112996 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 24, 2017)|A false advertising case arising out of a wrongful birth claim: Does One and Two used xytex.com, which sold human semen for use in artificial insemination.…
Rank this Week: 722

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Mar 29

    Attempting Confidentiality Rules With Non-Professional

    Attempting Confidentiality Rules With Non-Professional
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my column for this week, I discuss the case of Peña-Rodriguez v. Colorado, which held that an evidence rule prohibiting jurors from testifying about their deliberations in a hearing to invalidate a verdict (a…
  • Mar 28

    Will Republicans Burn Down the Senate to Cut Rich People's Taxes?

    Will Republicans Burn Down the Senate to Cut Rich People's Taxes?
    by Neil H. BuchananEven in a world where Republicans have shamelessly abandoned their supposed principles in order to embrace Donald Trump, the one thing about which they all still agree is that they must cut taxes on the rich.  On this…
  • Mar 27

    Originalism Here, There, Everywhere and Nowhere

    Originalism Here, There, Everywhere and Nowhere
    By Eric SegallThere was a time when a handful of legal scholars advocated for an originalist methodology that, if applied honestly, would significantly constrain judicial discretion even in hard constitutional cases. Professors Raul Berger…
Rank this Week: 324

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    WIPO's statistics for 2016: Asia continues to roar

    WIPO's statistics for 2016: Asia continues to roar
    Top FIVE PCT applicants 2016In mid-March, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) published its statistics for 2016 for filings under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).Overall, applicants based in the United States…
  • Mar 29

    Wednesday Whimsie

    Wednesday Whimsie
    RoboKat at your service1. Introducing Robo Lawyer, was created by a real lawyer - Tomasz Zalewski and is programmed to help with qusetions about publishing hyperlinks on the Internet. In its own words “I know the EU law and the…
  • Mar 27

    Avoiding objections to claiming priority in Mexico: Standarized presentation of priority data

    Avoiding objections to claiming priority in Mexico: Standarized presentation of priority data
    This Kat is always interested in following up on how national IP offices implement practice recommendations. Against this backdrop, Kat friend, Angélica Domínguez, from Dumont Bergman Bider & Co. in Mexico, has reported on…
Rank this Week: 287

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    Ahmed Mohamed—“Kathy”—Kathrada (21 August 1929 – 28 March 2017)

    Ahmed Mohamed—“Kathy”—Kathrada (21 August 1929 – 28 March 2017)
    Twenty Congress Alliance leaders of the Defiance Campaign (a series of mass actions involving more than 10,000 protesters) appear in the Johannesburg Magistrates Court on charges of contravening the Suppression of Communism Act, August 26,…
  • Mar 27

    “Corky” Gonzáles and the first National Chicano Youth Liberation Conference

    “Corky” Gonzáles and the first National Chicano Youth Liberation Conference
    On this date in 1969, the first national Chicano youth conference was held in Denver, Colorado by Crusade for Justice, the civil rights organization founded by former boxer Corky Gonzáles. “Rodolfo ’Corky’…
  • Mar 24

    Rodolfo Walsh: revolutionary Argentine journalist

    Rodolfo Walsh: revolutionary Argentine journalist
    March 24, 1977:On this date Rodolfo Jorge Walsh (January 9, 1927 – March 25, 1977) an Argentine journalist and revolutionary of Irish descent, published his “Open Letter from a Writer to the Military Junta” (excerpts from…
Rank this Week: 465

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers H-1B visas, petitions, audits and caps. By the MVP Law Group.

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 29

    USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for FY 2017

    USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for FY 2017
    On Monday, March 13, 2017, USCIS announced that it has received a sufficient number of H-2B petitions to reach the congressionally mandated cap (66,000) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. March 13, 2017 is now the “final receipt date” for…
  • Mar 28

    Delay in NSC Processing of H-4/EAD Applications Filed with Premium Processing H-1B

    Delay in NSC Processing of H-4/EAD Applications Filed with Premium Processing H-1B
    The Nebraska Service Center (NSC) delaying adjudication of H-4 related I-539 (Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status) applications and I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization) applications for H-4 Employment Authorization…
  • Mar 27

    MVP “Immigration Q & A Forum” – This Friday, March 31, 2017

    MVP “Immigration Q & A Forum” – This Friday, March 31, 2017
    We wanted to find a new way to engage our reader base. Every other Friday, we will post the ten (10) best/most frequently asked questions received during the week from our h1bvisalawyerblog, Facebook, and Twitter readers. We will answer those…
Rank this Week: 788

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Mar 29

    Contracting in a market with differential information

    Contracting in a market with differential information
    M. Rocha and T. Greve consider Contracting in a market with differential information. ABSTRACT: This Consider an oligopolistic industry where two firms have access to the same technology and compete in prices, but one firm has access to…
  • Mar 29

    Productive Efficiency and Ownership When Market Restructuring Affects Production Technologie

    Productive Efficiency and Ownership When Market Restructuring Affects Production Technologie
    Astrid Cullmann, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Maria Nieswand, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), and Julia Rechlitz, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) address Productive Efficiency…
  • Mar 29

    Vertical Licensing, Input Pricing, and Entry

    Vertical Licensing, Input Pricing, and Entry
    Elpiniki Bakaouka, Athens University for Economics and Business and Chrysovalantou Milliou, Athens University of Economics and Business discuss Vertical Licensing, Input Pricing, and Entry. ABSTRACT: We explore the incentives of a vertically…
Rank this Week: 31

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: 423

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

Focuses on issues and the differences in how the law relates to economic organizations, political organizations, religious, ethnic and family organizations. By Penn State Dickinson School of Law Professor Larry Catá Backer.

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 233

ef yeah copyright law

ef yeah copyright law

Focuses on sharing news, information and resources about copyright and trademark law, privacy and security issues, contracts, including Terms of Use and license agreements, as well as caselaw, law suits and new legislation that could impact IP laws in the US and elsewhere.

http://www.isfanficlegal.com/
  • Mar 29

    Take the Fansplaining Definitions Survey

    Take the Fansplaining Definitions Survey
    Take the Fansplaining Definitions Survey: If you have filled out the new survey from @fansplaining, please do! This survey is meant to help us come to a collective definition of what “fanfiction” means. It’s also going to…
  • Mar 22

    The US Supreme Court ruled today that designs of & on useful...

    The US Supreme Court ruled today that designs of & on useful...
    The US Supreme Court ruled today that designs of & on useful articles clothing can be copyrightable - but clothing itself is and remains a useful article, and is not copyrightable. The #copyright protection only exists if the…
  • Feb 22

    transformativeworks: The OTW is recruiting Fanlore Staffers and...

    transformativeworks: The OTW is recruiting Fanlore Staffers and...
    transformativeworks: The OTW is recruiting Fanlore Staffers and AO3 Tag Wranglers. Learn more and apply here: https://goo.gl/kagfCn
Rank this Week: 109

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Mar 29

    Attorney’s Fees Denied After Early §101 Invalidity Decision

    Attorney’s Fees Denied After Early §101 Invalidity Decision
    O2 Media, LLC v. Narrative Science Inc., No. 15 C 5129, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 3, 2017) (Tharp, J.). Judge Tharp denied prevailing defendant Narrative Science’s 35 U.S.C. §285 motion to make exceptional and for attorney’s…
  • Mar 27

    Understand Your District Court Before Going to the PTAB

    Understand Your District Court Before Going to the PTAB
    A PTAB proceeding, such as an Inter Partes Review (“IPR”), Covered Business Method Review (“CBM”) or Post-Grant Review (“PGR”) is a powerful defensive strategy because of speed and cost. The business…
  • Mar 24

    Patent Cases Up Significantly in the Northern District of Illinoi

    Patent Cases Up Significantly in the Northern District of Illinoi
    While the rest of the country saw a year-over-year drop in patent cases during 2016, the Northern District saw an increase. According to the excellent data from Docket Navigator, the Northern District’s share of patent cases nearly…
Rank this Week: 625

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

The climate policy, renewable energy, and sustainability blog. By Stoel Rives, LLP.

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
  • Mar 29

    Likely and Potential Impacts of Yesterday’s Energy Independence Executive Order

    Likely and Potential Impacts of Yesterday’s Energy Independence Executive Order
    As a follow up to yesterday’s post, President Trump’s Energy Independence Executive Order (the “Order”) has now been posted on the White House website, a summary of which can be found here.  Over the last week,…
  • Mar 29

    Brief Overview of President Trump’s Energy Independence Executive Order

    Brief Overview of President Trump’s Energy Independence Executive Order
    Section 1 of the Order sets forth various policy objectives, many of which (e.g., clean, reliable, affordable, safe energy) are goals that should garner bi-partisan support.  How these policies are interpreted by the various heads of…
  • Mar 28

    President Trump Holds Press Conference and Signs Energy Independence Executive Order

    President Trump Holds Press Conference and Signs Energy Independence Executive Order
    President Trump and four executives of his administration held a press conference this afternoon in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA’s”) Map Room. Rick Perry (Secretary of Energy), Ryan Zinke (Secretary of…
Rank this Week: 800

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Provides updates and commentary on current employment law headlines and topics. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Mar 29

    New surveys reveal that most employees favor paid leave and flexible schedule

    New surveys reveal that most employees favor paid leave and flexible schedule
    America remains the only industrialized nation that doesn’t mandate some level of paid maternity and/or family leave for employees. Meanwhile, while the FMLA provides 12 weeks of unpaid leave, many will tell you that benefit is woefully…
  • Mar 28

    When will employees learn that online comments can, and will, be used against them?

    When will employees learn that online comments can, and will, be used against them?
    Business in the front, party in the rear I’ve recently given two different speeches discussing the balance between an employee’s privacy and an employer’s right to know. One of the themes of this talk is that social media…
  • Mar 27

    Bring me the head of employment at will

    Bring me the head of employment at will
    At his always excellent Connecticut Employment Law Blog, Dan Schwartz recently asked the following question: “What Does ‘At Will’ Employment Really Mean?” Dan argues that while employment at will is still a valid…
Rank this Week: 226

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Mar 29

    SSRN Tax Professor Ranking

    SSRN Tax Professor Ranking
    SSRN has updated its monthly rankings of 750 American and international law school faculties and 3,000 law professors by (among other things) the number of paper downloads from the SSRN database. Here is the new list (through March 1, 2017)…
  • Mar 29

    Muller:More Students Are Receiving More Scholarship Money To Attend Law School

    Muller:More Students Are Receiving More Scholarship Money To Attend Law School
    Following up on Saturday's post, Average Inflation-Adjusted Student Debt Declined At 71% Of Law Schools Over Past Three Years: Derek Muller (Pepperdine), The Percentage of Law School Enrollees Receiving Scholarships Continues to Climb: While…
  • Mar 29

    Newman:Should Olympic Medals Be Taxed?

    Newman:Should Olympic Medals Be Taxed?
    Joel S. Newman (Wake Forest), Should Olympic Medals Be Taxed?: Ronda Rousey won the Bronze Medal in judo at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. She was the first American woman to do so. The medal itself would have brought her a measly four bucks,…
Rank this Week: 43

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

Marketing advice for law firms. From Jennifer Campbell of Integrity Marketing Solutions (IMS).

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Mar 29

    The Fully Engaged Estate Planning Attorney: Strategic Marketing

    The Fully Engaged Estate Planning Attorney: Strategic Marketing
    How engaged are you with the strategic marketing of your practice? Really engaged? By now, most attorneys know they need to do more than simply practice law. What often happens is they go to a handful of networking meetings, host a workshop…
  • Mar 28

    When It’s the Right Fit, You Know: Community Involvement and Your Personal Brand

    When It’s the Right Fit, You Know: Community Involvement and Your Personal Brand
    Being actively engaged with your community can make a huge difference in how you are perceived. If you are already involved, kudos to you and your colleagues. You already know how making a difference in your community can make a difference to…
  • Mar 27

    How Estate Planning Attorneys Market Their Personal Brand

    How Estate Planning Attorneys Market Their Personal Brand
    If there’s one thing that sets you apart from any other estate planning attorney, it’s you: your history, your personality, your interests and even your quirks, which all contribute to making you different. Capitalize on your uniqueness…
Rank this Week: 504

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Mar 29

    Create a Multi-Level Marketing Company in Ten Easy Step

    Create a Multi-Level Marketing Company in Ten Easy Step
    Hundreds of thousands of Americans get sucked into Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) companies each year. From Mary Kay to Amway to Herbalife to PrePaid Legal, the list is seemingly endless. Each offers its own special spin on the products it…
  • Mar 27

    How to Avoid Business Opportunity Frauds and MLM Scam

    How to Avoid Business Opportunity Frauds and MLM Scam
    In a past appearance on CNBC’s On the Money, Tracy Coenen talked about how consumers could protect themselves from business opportunity scams and multi-level marketing (MLM) schemes. MLMs parade themselves around as business…
  • Mar 22

    Using Bank Statements in Child Support and Divorce Case

    Using Bank Statements in Child Support and Divorce Case
    Bank statements can be a very valuable tool in child support and divorce cases, particularly when one party has not been forthcoming about income an expenses. We can look at deposits to draw conclusions about income, and the level of…
Rank this Week: 15

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Mar 29

    HCLA (Medical Malpractice) Claim Dismissed – Notice Insufficient

    HCLA (Medical Malpractice) Claim Dismissed – Notice Insufficient
    A recent Court of Appeals opinion shows yet another case of a potentially valid health care liability claim failing because of plaintiff’s failure to follow the goofy yet mandatory procedural notice requirements of the HCLA statute. In…
  • Mar 28

    Medical Malpractice Claims Declining

    Medical Malpractice Claims Declining
    Numbers confirm what those of us who represent patients in Tennessee medical malpractice cases thought we knew:  the number of claims paid in medical malpractice cases is declining. Using data gather from the National Practioner Data…
  • Mar 28

    Limit on Right of Surviving Spouse to Bring Wrongful Death Claim

    Limit on Right of Surviving Spouse to Bring Wrongful Death Claim
    While a surviving spouse typically has the superior right to bring a wrongful death suit, there are certain exceptions to that rule. In Nelson v. Myres, No. M2015-01857-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Jan. 18, 2017), the Court held that a suit…
Rank this Week: 38

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Mar 29

    End of Diamond Engagement Ring

    End of Diamond Engagement Ring
    From the Economist: PEACOCKS strut; bowerbirds build lovenests; spiders gift-wrap flies in silk. Such courtship rituals play an important role in what Charles Darwin called sexual selection: when the female of a species bears most of the…
  • Mar 28

    Gender Budgeting

    Gender Budgeting
    From the Economist: IT IS easy to be cynical about government--and rarely does such cynicism go unrewarded. Take, for instance, policy towards women. Some politicians declare that they value women's unique role, which can be shorthand for…
  • Mar 27

    Saudi Arabian Women

    Saudi Arabian Women
    From the Economist: CAN Saudi Arabia keep its women? Last month’s appointment of women to head two big banks and Tadawul, the kingdom’s stock exchange, offers hope that the path to a fulfilling career is not completely blocked. But the...
Rank this Week: 123

Spatial Law

Spatial Law

Covers legal issues associated with geospatial data and technology. Published by Kevin Pomfret.

http://spatiallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 29, 2017)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 29, 2017)
    LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecurityEU Data Privacy Rules and Penalties Reach America: Are You Ready? (JD Supra) Advances in mobile location services and what it means for privacy (Research Gate) Court Confirms…
  • Mar 7

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 5, 2017)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update (March 5, 2017)
    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecurityGeolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act Introduced in US Congress (JD Supra)Australia Introdces Mandatory Data…
  • Feb 24

    Spatial Law and Policy Update February 21, 2017)

    Spatial Law and Policy Update February 21, 2017)
    SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecuritySmart City: the next step or privacy threat? (Computer Business Review)  Data Commissioner legally…
Rank this Week: 881

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Mar 29

    “What Kind of a Judge is Neil Gorsuch?”

    “What Kind of a Judge is Neil Gorsuch?”
    New paper from Ilya Shapiro and Frank Garrison for the fledgling Cato Legal Policy Bulletin series, which launched in January with Thomas Berry’s paper “The Illegal Tenure of Civil Rights Head Vanita Gupta.” From the…
  • Mar 28

    March 29 roundup

    March 29 roundup
    “SEAT Act: Top Senators Sponsoring Bill to Outlaw Low Cost Carriers, Raise Airfares” [Gary Leff, View from the Wing] “Trump’s Safe and Sane ‘Regulatory Reform’ Idea” [Cass Sunstein/Bloomberg, earlier…
  • Mar 28

    Split the Ninth Circuit?

    Split the Ninth Circuit?
    A House Judiciary hearing airs both sides on the question of breaking up the very large and busy Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals [ABA Journal, earlier] Tags: Ninth Circuit Split the Ninth Circuit? is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling…
Rank this Week: 21

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 47

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Mar 29

    Judge Dismisses Federal Claim Against Man Who Shot Down Drone

    Judge Dismisses Federal Claim Against Man Who Shot Down Drone
    Defendant was sued after shooting plaintiff's drone out of the sky when it was over defendant's property. Plaintiff sued in federal court claiming the drone was an aircraft, and, thus, under the regulation of the FAA. Senior U.S. District…
  • Mar 28

    Geistfeld on Autonomous Vehicle

    Geistfeld on Autonomous Vehicle
    Mark Geistfeld has posted to SSRN A Roadmap for Autonomous Vehicles: State Tort Liability, Automobile Insurance, and Federal Safety Regulation. The abstract provides: The vast majority of motor vehicle crashes are now caused by driver error.…
  • Mar 24

    Lens on Defective Punitive Damage Award

    Lens on Defective Punitive Damage Award
    Jill Wieber Lens has posted to SSRN Defective Punitive Damage Awards. The abstract provides: Private redress theories of punitive damages recognize an individual victim’s right to be punitive. That right exists because the defendant knew…
Rank this Week: 274

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 221

The Verdict

The Verdict

Topics range from Iowa to the national scene but concentrate heavily on Iowa cases. By Stephen D Lombardi.

http://www.lombardilaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 29

    Ottumwa Car Crash Claims Two Live

    Ottumwa Car Crash Claims Two Live
    A man driving a Chevy Silverado truck east on Bladensburg Road near Ottumwa was found to have failed to stop and yield at a stop sign early in the morning on Monday, March 27, 2017.  He caused a collision with a semi-truck driven by…
  • Mar 27

    Iowa Police Track Wanted Man Across Three Countie

    Iowa Police Track Wanted Man Across Three Countie
    Des Moines Police attempted to pull over a man for a traffic stop in Des Moines on Thursday, March 9th.  He was suspected to be wanted on a Felony Probation Violation warrant.  The man did not stop but instead began a high-speed…
  • Mar 22

    Hospitals and Insurance Companies Own Your Elected Official

    Hospitals and Insurance Companies Own Your Elected Official
    For the past three days I have covered the workers' compensation and the medical malpractice bills currently before the Iowa legislature. If you've read the articles you should have some idea of what I'm talking about. If not, then read the…
Rank this Week: 218

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Mar 29

    AutoSaver - Ctrl S For Lazy People

    AutoSaver - Ctrl S For Lazy People
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Mar 29

    Epictetus And The Stoic View

    Epictetus And The Stoic View
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Mar 29

    Wearable Tech Implanted In Brain Does Wonderful Thing

    Wearable Tech Implanted In Brain Does Wonderful Thing
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 484

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

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

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 204

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 84

Unenumerated

Unenumerated

Covers law, technology, economics and history. By Nick Szabo.

http://unenumerated.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 396

Depraved Librarian

Depraved Librarian

A carnival of news and information about culture, law, music, technology and research. By Grace Lee.

http://depravedlibrarian.wordpress.com
  • Mar 29

    Links for 2017-03-28 [del.icio.us]

    Links for 2017-03-28 [del.icio.us]
    Sponsored: 64% off Code Black Drone with HD Camera Our #1 Best-Selling Drone--Meet the Dark Night of the Sky!
  • Mar 26

    Links for 2017-03-25 [del.icio.us]

    Links for 2017-03-25 [del.icio.us]
    Sponsored: 64% off Code Black Drone with HD Camera Our #1 Best-Selling Drone--Meet the Dark Night of the Sky!
  • Mar 24

    Links for 2017-03-23 [del.icio.us]

    Links for 2017-03-23 [del.icio.us]
    Sponsored: 64% off Code Black Drone with HD Camera Our #1 Best-Selling Drone--Meet the Dark Night of the Sky!
Rank this Week: 265

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    Tenancy Agreements 33 days of tips – Day 12 – Rent

    Tenancy Agreements 33 days of tips – Day 12 – Rent
    Setting the Rent The owner of a well-known letting agents in Norwich told me once that they had a saying – ‘the greedy man goes hungry’.  There is not a lot of point in charging a high rent if no-one is prepared to pay…
  • Mar 27

    A quick guide to lawful and unlawful discrimination when renting to tenant

    A quick guide to lawful and unlawful discrimination when renting to tenant
    When talking to landlords they sometimes seem to be a bit confused about what their rights and obligations are when choosing tenants. So let’s take a look at this. When it is unlawful to discriminate According to the gov.uk website here…
  • Mar 25

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 20th March

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 20th March
    It seems to be a law of nature that things come along (like busses) in twos or threes. So after a few quiet weeks I am off on two trips this week.  Tuesday I will be at the ARLA Conference and Thursday I will be speaking at the…
Rank this Week: 409

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Mar 28

    Six law firms take legal project management just-in-time training to the next level

    Six law firms take legal project management just-in-time training to the next level
    Six leading law firms have recently started to take their legal project management (LPM) programs to the next level by purchasing licenses to LegalBizDev’s new library of online LPM tools and templates which lawyers can access on their…
  • Mar 21

    Lessons learned reviews – Part 2 of 2

    Lessons learned reviews – Part 2 of 2
    By Jim Hassett and Gary Richards After action reviews According to the ACC Value Challenge Briefing Package, law firms should “Conduct after action reviews at the end of each matter to help continuously improve performance” (p.…
  • Mar 14

    Lessons learned reviews – Part 1 of 2

    Lessons learned reviews – Part 1 of 2
    By Jim Hassett and Gary Richards Some lawyers hold meetings at the end of every significant matter to review what worked, what didn’t, and what could be done better the next time. In large matters, they also conduct these…
Rank this Week: 229

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

Covers biotech and pharma patent law and news. By McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP.

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Mar 28

    University of Utah v. Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung der Wissenschatfen E.V. (Fed. Cir. 2017)

    University of Utah v. Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung der Wissenschatfen E.V. (Fed. Cir. 2017)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Despite the Supreme Court's admonition, in Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. and Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health Mgmt. Sys., Inc., that attorney's fees and other measures of enhanced damages be…
  • Mar 27

    Twilio, Inc. v. Telesign Corp. (PTAB 2017)

    Twilio, Inc. v. Telesign Corp. (PTAB 2017)
    No CBM Review for On-Line Registration Patent Having Financial Applications and Uses By Joseph Herndon -- Twilio Inc. filed a Petition requesting covered business method patent review of claims 1–18 of U.S. Patent No. 9,300,792. The…
  • Mar 26

    TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC -- 98 Professors Chime In

    TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC -- 98 Professors Chime In
    By Andrew Williams -- As we reported last week, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC case on Monday March 27. In that previous report, we covered the background of the case, and…
Rank this Week: 232

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Mar 28

    Assignment of Benefits, Part 7: New York

    Assignment of Benefits, Part 7: New York
    More and more requests are coming in from our readers, and this in this post we are looking at Assignments of Benefits (“AOBs”) in New York. New York follows the majority of states we have reviewed and permits AOBs when the…
  • Mar 27

    Jury Awards Homeowner $1.3 Million Stemming from Residential Claim Dispute

    Jury Awards Homeowner $1.3 Million Stemming from Residential Claim Dispute
    Last week, a jury in California awarded a homeowner more than $1.3 million arising from a dispute with his Ameriprise insurer.1 According to the complaint, the coverage dispute arose after the insured’s home was damaged during a…
  • Mar 26

    FAPIA Conference – Educational Courses and Fishing Fun

    FAPIA Conference – Educational Courses and Fishing Fun
    Calling all anglers and Public Insurance Adjusters! Check out the 25th Anniversary FAPIA Conference that kicks off on Sunday, May 21st with a fun fishing tournament in the Florida Keys! Taking a few days in the tranquil Florida Keys to…
Rank this Week: 159

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 243

New Mexico Personal Injury Lawyer…

New Mexico Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers liability, accident, malpractice, and insurance topics. By The Fine Law Firm.

http://www.newmexicoinjury.com/
  • Mar 28

    State Appeals Court Finds Signed Arbitration Agreement Invalid and Reverses Lower Court’s Order

    State Appeals Court Finds Signed Arbitration Agreement Invalid and Reverses Lower Court’s Order
    A Florida appellate court recently released an opinion in a case involving the potential wrongful death of a nursing home resident. The deceased individual was admitted to the nursing home in April 2013. On the day after her admittance,…
  • Mar 23

    New Mexico’s Current Hit-and-Run Law

    New Mexico’s Current Hit-and-Run Law
    Every state has a law that details the repercussions for drivers who leave the scene of an accident without rendering assistance to others involved in it. Broadly speaking, an accident is characterized as a hit-and-run if a driver is involved…
  • Mar 23

    State Supreme Court Finds in Favor of Plaintiff Arguing Against Summary Judgment in Personal Injury Lawsuit

    State Supreme Court Finds in Favor of Plaintiff Arguing Against Summary Judgment in Personal Injury Lawsuit
    The Supreme Court in the State of Rhode Island recently released an opinion in a lawsuit stemming from a two-vehicle crash that injured a school crossing guard. According to the court’s opinion, the plaintiff was standing at her post as…
Rank this Week: 943

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Mar 28

    Cowboy Diplomacy

    Cowboy Diplomacy
    What implications does modern Jacksonianism have for U.S. foreign policy? Jacksonians don’t want to order other people’s lives, but are determined to protect their own lives, values, traditions, and dignity, regardless of status,…
  • Mar 28

    Children perform better when their father lives at home | Daily Mail Online

    Children perform better when their father lives at home | Daily Mail Online
    It said when single mothers were joined by the children's biological father, then if the family stayed together, the children were as likely to do as well as children of the best-off stable families, those which where always headed by...
  • Mar 28

    The Trauma of Facing Deportation - The New Yorker

    The Trauma of Facing Deportation - The New Yorker
    The next day, a doctor inserted a feeding tube through Georgi’s nostril. “He showed no resistance,” Soslan said. “Nothing.” Georgi was given a diagnosis of uppgivenhetssyndrom, or resignation syndrome, an illness…
Rank this Week: 723

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Mar 28

    European Data Protection Supervisor – New Website

    European Data Protection Supervisor – New Website
    “Our website has undergone quite a makeover! With new features and drop down menus, we present you our new look website to share information about who we are and what we do. Read how the EDPS is organised under the About EDPS section;…
  • Mar 28

    Youth Banking Resource Center

    Youth Banking Resource Center
    “The FDIC is sharing resources to encourage banks and schools to work together to improve the financial skills and experiences of youth. Financial education and school-based savings programs introduce young people to financial services…
  • Mar 28

    Statement on ‘Bringing Justice Closer to the People: Examining Ideas for Restructuring the Ninth Circuit’

    Statement on ‘Bringing Justice Closer to the People: Examining Ideas for Restructuring the Ninth Circuit’
    Hellman, Arthur D., Statement on ‘Bringing Justice Closer to the People: Examining Ideas for Restructuring the Ninth Circuit’ (March 16, 2017). Hearing Before the House Committee on the Judiciary — Subcommittee on Courts,…
Rank this Week: 22

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Mar 28

    Judges, Courthouses, and C-SPAN

    Judges, Courthouses, and C-SPAN
    The Virginia Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission (JIRC) has filed a complaint against two retired judges alleging that they violated the state’s judicial ethics code by campaigning against a referendum to relocate the Augusta County…
  • Mar 20

    In Houston this week? Join us for the Yale L. Rosenberg Annual Lecture - "What Does it Mean to Be the First? Lessons from Women Shortlisted for the U.S. Supreme Court"

    In Houston this week? Join us for the Yale L. Rosenberg Annual Lecture - "What Does it Mean to Be the First? Lessons from Women Shortlisted for the U.S. Supreme Court"
    Dean Leonard M. Baynes cordially invites you and a guest to the The Yale L. Rosenberg Memorial Lecture featuring Renee Knake Professor of Law and The Larry and Joanne Doherty Chair in Legal Ethics at the University of Houston Law...
  • Mar 20

    Stop Calling Him "Judge" Napolitano

    Stop Calling Him "Judge" Napolitano
    By now, everyone knows that Fox News contributor Andrew Napolitano was the source behind the recent White House claim that the British intelligence service, known as GCHQ, colluded with President Obama to conduct surveillance of Donald Trump…
Rank this Week: 378