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The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Sep 2

    Clinton, using private server, wrote and sent e-mails now deemed classified - The Washington Post

    Clinton, using private server, wrote and sent e-mails now deemed classified - The Washington Post
    While she was secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton wrote and sent at least six e-mails using her private server that contained what government officials now say is classified information, according to thousands of e-mails released by…
  • Sep 2

    The Coming Liberal Disaster at the Supreme Court - The New Yorker

    The Coming Liberal Disaster at the Supreme Court - The New Yorker
    But the conservatives on the Court are poised for a comeback, and the subjects before the Justices appear well suited for liberal defeats. Consider: via www.newyorker.com The whole concept of law is antitheotical to progressive rule. They…
  • Sep 1

    Democrats One Vote Shy of Upholding Iran Deal | RealClearPolitic

    Democrats One Vote Shy of Upholding Iran Deal | RealClearPolitic
    In order for a veto override even to be needed, however, opponents must convince at least four of the 11 undecided Democrats to join them. Whether or not backers of the deal will get to 41 votes, and can thus...
Rank this Week: 162

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Sep 2

    With any luck you’ll die soon: Part 5, A study in obfuscation

    With any luck you’ll die soon: Part 5, A study in obfuscation
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith ‘Everyone is cured sooner or later.’ As the preceding parts have shown, catastrophe being a precondition to fundamental…
  • Sep 1

    With any luck you’ll die soon: Part 4, Misleading the village board

    With any luck you’ll die soon: Part 4, Misleading the village board
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith ‘But don’t give up hope.’ The pension-fund doublethink takeover described in earlier parts would have triumphed indefinitely,…
  • Aug 31

    With any luck you’ll die soon: Part 3, Providing cover for elected official

    With any luck you’ll die soon: Part 3, Providing cover for elected official
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith ‘You are a difficult case.’ By now our exploration of yet another piece of the doublethink canon – the role of actuaries in understating…
Rank this Week: 286

Texas Injury Law Blog

Texas Injury Law Blog

Covers the rights of individuals injured in accidents. By the Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txinjuryblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Power Morcellators Transform Treatable Conditions into a Death Sentence

    Power Morcellators Transform Treatable Conditions into a Death Sentence
      AUGUST 2015 - Surgeries using power morcellators have transformed treatable conditions into a death sentence. For one Texas family, this nightmare became all too real. A mother of three died from cancer that spread after her…
  • Sep 1

    18-Wheeler Crashes on 1-35W Killing 1 and Injuring Woman

    18-Wheeler Crashes on 1-35W Killing 1 and Injuring Woman
    photo credit NBC5 AUGUST 2015 - Around 1 a.m. on August 26, an 18-wheeler crashed into a minivan and an SUV on I-35W near Berry and Ripy Streets. One woman was hospitalized, and another person was killed in the accident. The Fort Worth…
  • Aug 31

    Intoxication Manslaughter Charges for Wrong-Way Driver

    Intoxication Manslaughter Charges for Wrong-Way Driver
      (Photo: KVUE) AUGUST 2015 - Michelle Orduna celebrated her 23rd birthday on August 19, but the joyous occasion turned to tragedy around 2:30 a.m., when she drove the wrong way up the southbound Mano Road exit ramp on I-35 near Airport…
Rank this Week: 285

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

Covers Indiana law, as well as interesting developments in law and government. By Marcia Oddi.

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 46

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 698

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 367

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 2

    More Than Semantic

    More Than Semantic
    Are we actually making progress toward the outcome of increased access to justice? Dan Lear doesn’t think so. As he noted in an ABA Legal Rebels blogpost this week, to date the evidence in the U.S. points to the…
  • Sep 2

    Of Lions and Lawyer

    Of Lions and Lawyer
    Walter Palmer killed Cecil the lion. According to media reports, Cecil was lured from his sanctuary by food and then shot by Dr. Palmer with a crossbow. The shot didn’t kill the lion; Dr. Palmer and his guides tracked the lion for two…
  • Sep 2

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Modry v Alberta Health…
Rank this Week: 62

Harvard JD Admissions

Harvard JD Admissions

The Official JD Admissions Blog at Harvard Law School.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions
Rank this Week: 333

Karel's Legal Blog

Karel's Legal Blog

Covers law in the Netherlands Antilles. By Karel Frielink.

http://www.curacao-law.com
  • Sep 2

    NO DERIVATIVE ACTION IN CURACAO

    NO DERIVATIVE ACTION IN CURACAO
    A claim based on tort is possible though Curaçao corporate law does not provide for any derivative suit mechanism (and neither do the laws of Aruba, St. Maarten and the BES-islands). This matter was first decided in the cases of Poot…
  • Aug 27

    CURACAO NORTH SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL 2015

    CURACAO NORTH SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL 2015
    CNSJ – The marquee musical event of the Caribbean    Excellence, in both law and music, is the art of playing with the Rules     Let’s crack some ‘nuts’ now! BZSE Attorneys at Law / Tax Lawyers /…
  • Aug 25

    FRAUDNET – THE POWER OF ONE GLOBAL NETWORK

    FRAUDNET – THE POWER OF ONE GLOBAL NETWORK
    FraudNet in action According to The Irish Times, lawyer Antenor Pereira Madruga Filho (a member of FraudNet) is hired by the Irish Government to represent it in a high-profile case involving a lawyer who fled Ireland in 2007 with debts of…
Rank this Week: 713

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    Do implicit falsity plaintiffs have to plead the existence of a survey?

    Do implicit falsity plaintiffs have to plead the existence of a survey?
    Vincent v. Utah Plastic Surgery Society, --- Fed.Appx. ----, 2015 WL 5090868, No. 13–4146 (10th Cir. Aug. 31, 2015) Plaintiffs (cosmetic surgeons) sued defendants (plastic surgeons) for false advertising under the Lanham Act and…
  • Sep 1

    Announcement: Howard U Entertainment/Sports Law conference, Sept. 18-19

    Announcement: Howard U Entertainment/Sports Law conference, Sept. 18-19
    On September 18-19, 2015 Howard University School of Law is hosting a national conference focusing on entertainment, arts, and sports law. It will be held at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. The conference agenda is below. Online…
  • Aug 31

    court rejects stay, orders recall in pregnancy test false advertising case

    court rejects stay, orders recall in pregnancy test false advertising case
    Church & Dwight Co., Inc. v. SPD Swiss Precision Diagnostics, GmbH, 2015 WL 5051769, No. 14–CV–585 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 26, 2015) The court previously found that SPD engaged in false advertising; SPD moved to stay or modify any…
Rank this Week: 218

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Sep 2

    FAN 75 (First Amendment News) Justice Kagan & the future of Abood, the strength of stare decisis, & the relevance of Garcetti

    FAN 75 (First Amendment News) Justice Kagan & the future of Abood, the strength of stare decisis, & the relevance of Garcetti
    This post marks the 75th weekly issue of First Amendment News. I want to thank our publisher Dan Solove for making this possible. Thanks, too, to all those in the free-speech community — lawyers, professors, judges,…
  • Aug 31

    Stealing the Bill of Right

    Stealing the Bill of Right
    I wanted to share a story about the Bill of Rights that I had not heard  before, though perhaps some of you have. In 1789, each state was sent a copy of the 12 amendments proposed by Congress. The one sent to North Carolina, though, was…
  • Aug 28

    Berkshire Hathaway 50th Anniversary Symposium

    Berkshire Hathaway 50th Anniversary Symposium
    I’m honored to be giving the keynote address at the Museum of American Finance symposium on the 50th anniversary of Berkshire Hathaway under Warren Buffett on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at the Museum on Wall Street.…
Rank this Week: 57

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 2

    Interactive Brokers Margin Meltdown?

    Interactive Brokers Margin Meltdown?
    Back in 1987 after the crash, the big problem in customer accounts were margin calls. Heavily leveraged accounts were being liquidated with abandon during the week of  October 19, 1987.We thought everyone learned their lesson - firms and…
  • Aug 27

    Investor Alert: Market Risk: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

    Investor Alert: Market Risk: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
    FINRA has reissued an investor alert regarding market risk, to remind investors that  investing involves risks as well as rewards and that, generally speaking, the higher the risk, the greater the potential reward.FINRA believes that…
  • Aug 26

    Small Percentage of Brokers Fined is a Bad Thing?

    Small Percentage of Brokers Fined is a Bad Thing?
    It is truly a bizarre world that we live in. Anyone involved in the financial services industry knows that  the overwhelming majority, in fact almost all of the registered representatives in this country, are honest, hard working…
Rank this Week: 752

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

Covers campaign finance, lobbying, procurement and ethics laws. By State and Federal Communications, Inc.

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Sep 2

    Missouri Lobbyists Must Amend Expenditure Reporting for State Night Dinner

    Missouri Lobbyists Must Amend Expenditure Reporting for State Night Dinner
    The Missouri Ethics Commission recently found a group of lobbyists improperly reported food and drink expenditures made during a 2014 Continued on Next Page
  • Sep 2

    Wednesday Government Relations New

    Wednesday Government Relations New
    Lobbying “Hillary Clinton Sides with Liberals on Anti-Lobbying Bill” by Sam Frizell for Time Missouri: “Ethics Commission Rules Dinner Violated Continued on Next Page
  • Sep 1

    Our September Photo Scrapbook

    Our September Photo Scrapbook
    Enjoy these fun photos from the 2015 NCSL Legislative Forum in Seattle, Washington!
Rank this Week: 501

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Sep 2

    Execution Moratorium Interrupted by Execution

    Execution Moratorium Interrupted by Execution
    In her breathless, Holier-than-Thou article in the NYT a couple of weeks ago, Linda Greenhouse, a Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer at Yale Law School, told us that distaste for the death penalty had reached the point in the United...
  • Sep 2

    Those Flush Interest Groups Backing Sentencing "Reform"

    Those Flush Interest Groups Backing Sentencing "Reform"
    I've noted several times that the movement for a mass reduction of federal sentences has never been shown to have significant or broad support among the public (which is why it's opaquely named sentencing "reform"), and instead is being…
  • Sep 1

    Why Do "Scholarly" Articles Always Favor the Defense?

    Why Do "Scholarly" Articles Always Favor the Defense?
    If you follow SSRN or any site featuring legal academics, you cannot help but notice that "scholarly" articles essentially always favor the defense.  Of course, some of them are thoughtful, and some essentially unhinged, see, e.g., here…
Rank this Week: 207

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Can a Google Search Save Your Company $5 Million?

    Can a Google Search Save Your Company $5 Million?
    It sounds like a scam, but I swear, there is some truth to this headline. Just ask Hasbro, Inc., the owner of the Littlest Pet Shop line of toy animal figurines. If you have never seen one before, below is an example of two of the pets:…
  • Sep 1

    Very Superstitiou

    Very Superstitiou
    - Mark Prus, Principal, NameFlash “Very superstitious, writings on the wall, Very superstitious, ladders bout’ to fall.” “When you believe in things that you don’t understand, then you suffer. Superstition…
  • Aug 31

    It’s DangeRuss, So DangeRu

    It’s DangeRuss, So DangeRu
    Russell Wilson (whose twitter handle is @DangeRussWilson) recently courted controversy with some comments made in an August 26 Rolling Stone article: Another venture is slightly less altruistic. Wilson is an investor in Reliant Recovery…
Rank this Week: 154

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 2

    Forty-Four U.S. Senators Support the Rulemaking Petition for Transparency in Corporate Political Spending

    Forty-Four U.S. Senators Support the Rulemaking Petition for Transparency in Corporate Political Spending
    We are pleased to report that this week a group of forty-four U.S. Senators sent a letter to SEC Chair Mary Jo White expressing support for the rulemaking petition on corporate political spending submitted by the committee of corporate…
  • Sep 2

    Enhancing the Commission’s Waiver Proce

    Enhancing the Commission’s Waiver Proce
    Requests for waivers from regulatory disqualifications remain a topic of considerable import—and lively debate—for the Commission. Such requests are typically made when certain individuals or entities become involved in Commission…
  • Sep 2

    Why University Endowments are Large and Risky

    Why University Endowments are Large and Risky
    Universities as perpetual ivory towers, though often meant as a pejorative, describes well universities’ special place in society as centers of learning with a mission distinct from that of businesses. Universities create new knowledge…
Rank this Week: 88

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
Rank this Week: 922

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Sep 2

    Legal news roundup - Sept. 2, 2015

    Legal news roundup - Sept. 2, 2015
    Canada Man charged in murder of Toronto teen in Jamaica, Canadian Press Case of man charged in death of Halifax student put over to Sept. 24, Canadian Press Sentencing hearing to resume today in Via Rail terror plot case, Canadian…
  • Sep 1

    New trial ordered in beer league ‘blindside hit’ conviction

    New trial ordered in beer league ‘blindside hit’ conviction
    A rec hockey player in Ottawa has been granted a new trial after a judge was found to have erroneously applied speculative reasoning to her decision that convicted him of blindsiding another player. Gordon MacIsaac appealed his conviction of…
  • Sep 1

    Legal news roundup - Sept. 1, 2015

    Legal news roundup - Sept. 1, 2015
    Canada Man arrested after dragging RCMP officer across Confederation Bridge, Canadian Press Two teens charged after woman stabbed in Halifax, Canadian Press B.C. man jailed for 27 years seeks compensation for wrongful conviction, Canadian…
Rank this Week: 85

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Sep 2

    Permanent Partial Disability In Workers Compensation

    Permanent Partial Disability In Workers Compensation
    The objective of the medical providers in every workers’ compensation claim is to assist the injured employee to recover completely or to the greatest degree of recovery that is possible.  Unfortunately, there are injuries where…
  • Sep 2

    Defense Attorney Often Over-Looked as Cost Containment Strategy

    Defense Attorney Often Over-Looked as Cost Containment Strategy
    The proper selection of defense attorneys is one of the most important things a self-insured employer can do to control cost of the larger workers’ compensation claims.  It is also one of the most over-looked ways to control claim…
  • Sep 2

    NSC Presents Stakeholder Collaboration Regarding Safety

    NSC Presents Stakeholder Collaboration Regarding Safety
    Recently the National Safety Council presented its inaugural Stakeholder Collaboration in Occupational Injury Research award to the Migrant Clinicians Network, the National Farm Medicine Center and five partners for the project, Seguridad en…
Rank this Week: 445

My Shingle

My Shingle

Covers client relations, ethics, malpractice, legal research, marketing and solo practice trends. By Carolyn Elefant.

http://myshingle.com/
  • Sep 2

    When Faced With Loss. Say Anything

    When Faced With Loss. Say Anything
    Interacting with a coworker who’s just suffered the death of a loved one is awkward enough in a traditional workplace, according to this June 2015 article from Forbes – which also helpfully offers some best practices on what to do…
  • Sep 1

    Second to Last First Day

    Second to Last First Day
    Today, for the second to last time, I snapped a first-day photo of my younger daughter before she departed for the bus. On this go-round, Mira is a junior, so after next year, my first-day photo snapping will end – and as with my older…
  • Aug 28

    Now That Men Are Leaving BigLaw, Does That Mean It’s OK for Women to Leave As Well?

    Now That Men Are Leaving BigLaw, Does That Mean It’s OK for Women to Leave As Well?
    Eight years ago, at a conference sponsored by Ms. JD , I attended a gripe-session about the hardships of big law for women, to which I responded by listing the benefits of starting one’s own firm. As I described here, my remarks were…
Rank this Week: 458

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Sep 2

    Liptak’s Cheap Shot

    Liptak’s Cheap Shot
    They set up a special room at Mohunk Mountain House, where I was staying when the Senate confirmation hearing was being held. There was a television, a big one for the time at 36 inches, at the front of the room, and chairs…
  • Sep 2

    Spreading The Lie: The Ferguson Effect

    Spreading The Lie: The Ferguson Effect
    There aren’t always two sides to every story. Oftentimes, it’s false equivalencies masquerading as “fair and balanced,” and when it’s coupled with a cool descriptor, writers just can’t bear to think hard…
  • Sep 1

    Don’t Stand Too Close To [Me]

    Don’t Stand Too Close To [Me]
    Kimberly Bracken, a 30-year-old Pittsburgh woman, failed to see a problem with her standing about 50 feet away from cops doing cop stuff.  After all, if one has a right to record police in action, does that not also encompass a right to…
Rank this Week: 32

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Sep 2

    Supreme Court to Act on Kentucky Gay Marriage Fight

    Supreme Court to Act on Kentucky Gay Marriage Fight
    From NBC News: The U.S. Supreme Court this week faces the first religious objection to reach the justices since the decision declaring a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. A county clerk in Kentucky is asking for relief from a…
  • Sep 1

    Clerks Must Issue Same-Sex Marriage License

    Clerks Must Issue Same-Sex Marriage License
    From Bloomberg Business: A Kentucky county clerk must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected contentions that she is being forced to violate her religious convictions. The justices, without…
  • Aug 31

    Child Marriage is as Popular as ever in Bangladesh

    Child Marriage is as Popular as ever in Bangladesh
    From The Washington Post: On her wedding day, 15-year- old Nasoin Akhter looked “melancholic,” according to photographer Allison Joyce, who documented the teenage girl’s wedding to her 32-year-old husband, Mohammad Hasamur Rahman, last…
Rank this Week: 272

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 2

    Conveyances By Non-Debtor Co-Owner May Be Fraudulent Transfer

    Conveyances By Non-Debtor Co-Owner May Be Fraudulent Transfer
    Consider a debtor who jointly owns a non-exempt asset with a non-debtor. The non-debtor is not his spouse so there is no tenants by entireties exemption. The non-debtor owner is able to transfer the asset without the debtor’s signature.…
  • Aug 27

    Homestead Exemption of Triplex in The County

    Homestead Exemption of Triplex in The County
    One of my clients wanted to protect cash from a judgment creditor by buying a triplex outside of a city and living in one of the units. The question was whether rental of two units in a building located in …The post Homestead Exemption…
  • Aug 20

    Converting Florida Homestead To Income Producing Rental Property

    Converting Florida Homestead To Income Producing Rental Property
    One of my clients owned a Florida homestead which he wants to convert to a rental property. He plans to himself rent a smaller home and live on net rental income from the former homestead. He suggested to me transferring …The post…
Rank this Week: 739

IRS Problem Solver Blog

IRS Problem Solver Blog

Covers IRS problems and how to solve them. By Darrin Mish.

http://www.getirshelp.com/irsblog
  • Sep 2

    Lerner Brands Republicans Evil and Dishonest in Newly Released Email

    Lerner Brands Republicans Evil and Dishonest in Newly Released Email
    Former IRS official, Lois Lerner, is in hot water over released emails in having called Republican critics “evil and dishonest,” and even “hateful.” Lerner used to head the IRS division that oversees processing…
  • Sep 1

    IRS Allows Big Money Donors to Stay Hidden

    IRS Allows Big Money Donors to Stay Hidden
    Due in part to the continuing investigations of activities by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the agency has changed its focus regarding tax laws related to non-profit organizations that claim to be related to social welfare. In late…
  • Aug 31

    Tampa Bay Farmers Market Finds New Tampa Home

    Tampa Bay Farmers Market Finds New Tampa Home
    In “Tampa Bay Farmers Market has new North Tampa home,” Lenora Lake describes a well established Tampa business which recently re-located to a different part of the city. Barbara and John J. Sansone of Valrico have owned a farmers…
Rank this Week: 630

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    Big Data, Health Law, & Bioethics (conference & RFP)

    Big Data, Health Law, & Bioethics (conference & RFP)
    Petrie-Flom Center 2016 Annual Conference:Big Data, Health Law, & BioethicsMay 6 and possibly May 7, 2016 Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East ABC, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology,…
  • Sep 2

    Gramp - Just before [EOL in Art 114]

    Gramp - Just before [EOL in Art 114]
  • Sep 2

    SY Tan on Medical Futility (video)

    SY Tan on Medical Futility (video)
    Prof S.Y. Tan (St. Francis International Center for Healthcare Ethics) gave a lecture on medical futility at KTPH in Singapore.  This is a pretty basic and accessible overview of the issues.  
Rank this Week: 331

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Sep 2

    June 2015 False Claims Act Settlements, Part 2

    June 2015 False Claims Act Settlements, Part 2
    The Department of Justice announced settlements in the following False Claims Act lawsuits: For-Profit Education Company to Pay $13 Million to Resolve Several Cases Alleging Submission of False Claims for Federal Student Aid Education…
  • Aug 31

    Press Statement – Tax Whistleblower Receives $11.6 Million Dollar Award

    Press Statement – Tax Whistleblower Receives $11.6 Million Dollar Award
    Attorneys Stephen Kohn and Dean Zerbe are pleased to announce today that a joint client – who wishes to remain anonymous – received a whistleblower award under the new IRS whistleblower award program of $11.6 million dollars.…
  • Aug 31

    International Visitors Learn Importance of Protecting Whistleblower

    International Visitors Learn Importance of Protecting Whistleblower
    On July 16, 2015, the National Whistleblower Center’s Executive Director Stephen Kohn was a presenter at a round table discussion on the important role whistleblowers play in good governance, as well as whistleblower protections.…
Rank this Week: 435

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    It's about Life (insurance)

    It's about Life (insurance)
    Simple, straightforward explanation of the role of life insurance:Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Sep 1

    Cancer Walk 2015

    Cancer Walk 2015
    Once again, it's that time of year: the 2015 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is coming up, and you can participate without even taking a step:Just click here to make your donation, secure in the knowledge that you're helping bring a…
  • Sep 1

    Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger

    Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger
    I am trying to write a Medigap policy on a lady. Just about to lose it.We have met twice. Something I NEVER do.1st time she asked a lot of questions. Took copious notes.I took notes too. Followed up with an email reiterating and confirming…
Rank this Week: 360

SEC Lawyers Blog

SEC Lawyers Blog

Covers stock fraud. By Sonn & Erez, PLC.

http://www.seclawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Sonn|Erez Investigating Claims Involving Michael J. Howard

    Sonn|Erez Investigating Claims Involving Michael J. Howard
    Sonn|Erez is investigating claims regarding Michael John Howard (CRD #2966446, Frankfort, Illinois). Howard recently submitted an Acceptance, Waiver & Consent ("AWC") in which he was assessed a deferred fine of $15,000 and suspended from…
  • Aug 31

    Sonn|Erez Investigating Claims Involving Justin Amaral

    Sonn|Erez Investigating Claims Involving Justin Amaral
    Sonn|Erez is investigating claims regarding Justin Amaral (CRD #4440980, Boston, Massachusetts). Amaral recently submitted an Acceptance, Waiver & Consent ("AWC") in which he was barred from association with any FINRA member in any…
  • Aug 27

    Sonn|Erez Investigating Claims Involving Former Morgan Stanley Broker Ronald Cohen

    Sonn|Erez Investigating Claims Involving Former Morgan Stanley Broker Ronald Cohen
    Sonn|Erez is investigating claims regarding Ronald Seth Cohen (CRD #2419431, Boca Raton, Florida). Cohen recently submitted an Acceptance, Waiver & Consent ("AWC") in which he was assessed a deferred fine of $10,000 and suspended from…
Rank this Week: 477

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

Covers New Jersey family law. By Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 838

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Sep 2

    More On the Endowment Effect and Athletic Ability

    More On the Endowment Effect and Athletic Ability
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my Verdict column for this week, I discuss the recent ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the final appeals court for global sports, that Dutee Chand, a female sprinter, may now may compete in women's track and…
  • Sep 1

    Thoughts About Hurricane Katrina While It Was Happening

    Thoughts About Hurricane Katrina While It Was Happening
    by Neil H. BuchananAlmost ten years ago today, sitting in shock in front of my computer screen as I tried to make sense of reports of what was happening in New Orleans, I posted on a now-defunct academic blog some very raw reactions to the…
  • Aug 30

    Journal Publishes a Modest Proposal to Bomb Law Schools--Unironically

    Journal Publishes a Modest Proposal to Bomb Law Schools--Unironically
    by Michael DorfA recent article in The Guardian called my attention to a grotesque law review article that appeared in the National Security Law Journal (NSLJ), a student-edited journal at George Mason University School of Law. The…
Rank this Week: 556

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/
  • Sep 2

    Is the government out get you? Find out on September 17 at our next breakfast briefing.

    Is the government out get you? Find out on September 17 at our next breakfast briefing.
    Join my partners and me on September 17 as we present Meyers Roman’s next Breakfast Briefing, Is the Government Out to Get You? Essential Human Relations Policies for Compliance. Recent aggressive initiatives by the EEOC, the DOL, the…
  • Sep 1

    Don’t forget to check social networks during your workplace investigation

    Don’t forget to check social networks during your workplace investigation
    Cleveland.com reports that a former bi-racial employee has sued a Steak ‘n Shake restaurant for race and disability discrimination: A discrimination lawsuit contends that two employees of a Steak ‘n Shake restaurant in Aurora…
  • Aug 31

    NLRB re-affirms that workplace policies cannot restrict non-work-time solicitation

    NLRB re-affirms that workplace policies cannot restrict non-work-time solicitation
    Have you recently reviewed your company’s Electronic Communications Policy, and other policies that regulate how employees use your email and other computer systems? If not, you might want to consider putting that to-do on your short…
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Charlotte Law Library News

Charlotte Law Library News

Covers research, books and library news. From the Charlotte School of Law library team.

http://charlottelawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Sep 2

    MLA Presents: Library Freedom Project Workshop

    MLA Presents: Library Freedom Project Workshop
    To register, please visit http://www.mlalibrary.org/. Alison Macrina, The Library Freedom Project (Boston) from Knight Foundation on Vimeo. ~Betty Thomas~
  • Sep 2

    Reminder: Professionalism for New Attorneys, October 9-10

    Reminder: Professionalism for New Attorneys, October 9-10
    The North Carolina State Bar Professionalism for New Attorneys is a MANDATORY CLE program that newly licensed attorneys must complete in their first year to meet CLE requirements. Date:           …
  • Sep 1

    Charlotte School of Law Launches Homelessness Prevention Clinic

    Charlotte School of Law Launches Homelessness Prevention Clinic
    The Charlotte School of Law has created a new practice ready program designed to assist low income individuals facing eviction. The Homeless Prevention Clinic (HPC) would be a joint venture of the Charlotte School of Law (CSL) and Legal Aid…
Rank this Week: 521

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Sep 2

    RN Steals Pain Medication

    RN Steals Pain Medication
    Wisconsin’s Leader-Telegram reported that Angela Dixon, a registered nurse at Ladysmith Nursing Home, is expected to be charged with several felonies for reportedly stealing nursing home medications for her personal use, according to…
  • Sep 1

    End Unfair Arbitration

    End Unfair Arbitration
    It is critical that we reach our goal of 25,000 signatures and we need to make the final push now.   If you have not already done so, please follow the link below and sign on. Arbitration may have its place with businesses of equal…
  • Sep 1

    Illinois Allows Video Monitoring of NH Resident

    Illinois Allows Video Monitoring of NH Resident
    In a big victory for nursing home residents, Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed measures into law that would allow nursing home residents to put cameras in their rooms to protect against abuse and neglect, and prevent fraud and…
Rank this Week: 200

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: 499

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    Wednesday whimsie

    Wednesday whimsie
    Never too late!  On the Monday of every week this weblog publishes a "Never Too Late ..." feature in which it summarises, complete with links, the topics covered in the previous week's Katposts.  This week was no exception.…
  • Sep 2

    Point: The Economist is Infallible - Patents need to be questioned

    Point: The Economist is Infallible - Patents need to be questioned
    In good, old high-school debate style, Neil and I are doing a point-counterpoint.  The dividing line? This Economist article from August 8th. The article kicks off with the fundamental economic question for IP - how does it…
  • Sep 1

    Even regulations have a heart -- Italian court on moral rights in legal text

    Even regulations have a heart -- Italian court on moral rights in legal text
    Giovanni CasucciFrom fellow IPKat contributor Alberto Bellan comes a moving story about EVERYTHING that matters, ie copyright, love, and Italy (of course).Here's what Alberto writes:"Law students are usually told that one…
Rank this Week: 116

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
Rank this Week: 68

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Sep 2

    New in Print: Hastings Law Journal Special Issue for Charles L. Knapp

    New in Print: Hastings Law Journal Special Issue for Charles L. Knapp
    Last year, Hastings Law hosted a conference in honor of Charles L. Knapp. The proceedings of that conference are now in print. Abstracts can be found here on the Hastings Law Journal homepage. Contract Law Present and Future: A Symposium...
  • Sep 1

    Uber’s Safety Check

    Uber’s Safety Check
    Uber. It just seems to always be in the news for one more lawsuit, doesn’t it. In late August, the district attorneys for San Francisco and Los Angeles filed a civil complaint against the company alleging that it is making...
  • Sep 1

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 154 Bitcoin and the Uniform Commercial Code Jeanne L. Schroeder Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law 2 147 The…
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Lawyerist

Lawyerist

Covers law practice management, marketing, technology and legal careers.

http://lawyerist.com
  • Sep 2

    How To Survive the Summer Child-Care Void Next Year

    How To Survive the Summer Child-Care Void Next Year
    The summer child care dilemma is not going to be easily solved anytime soon. But with some planning and work, you can make your children’s summers fun and memorable while still building your law practice.How To Survive the Summer…
  • Sep 1

    Solosmall Incubators Are Catching On

    Solosmall Incubators Are Catching On
    Incubators are all the rage in the (non-law) business world. They exist to provide start-ups of all flavors with resources, connections, and sometimes outright cold hard cash so that they can succeed. In the law arena, incubators have been a…
  • Sep 1

    Podcast #32: Sonia Miller Van Oort’s Non-Traditional Law Firm

    Podcast #32: Sonia Miller Van Oort’s Non-Traditional Law Firm
    What does a law firm look like without the traditional hierarchy? Sona Miller Van Oort's firm has a flat governance structure, transparent compensation, and offers alternative-fee arrangements to every client. Plus, why it's silly to let your…
Rank this Week: 356

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Sep 2

    Immigrant Shift: The Changing California Workforce

    Immigrant Shift: The Changing California Workforce
    California has the seventh-largest economy in the world, and immigrants have a long history in building that prosperity. Today, one out of every three working people in California is an immigrant – and their share has grown in recent…
  • Sep 2

    Baseball Icon Fernando Valenzuela Becomes U.S. Citizen

    Baseball Icon Fernando Valenzuela Becomes U.S. Citizen
    Former Immigrant of the Day Fernando Valenzuela, who was born in Mexico, was a star pitcher for six different teams during his Major League Baseball career, most notably the Los Angeles Dodgers, with whom he pitched from 1980 to 1990....
  • Sep 2

    Immigration Article of the Day: Binding the Enforcers: The Administrative Law Struggle Behind Pres. Obama's Immigration Actions by Michael Kagan

    Immigration Article of the Day: Binding the Enforcers: The Administrative Law Struggle Behind Pres. Obama's Immigration Actions by Michael Kagan
    Binding the Enforcers: The Administrative Law Struggle Behind Pres. Obama's Immigration Actions by Michael Kagan, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Richmond Law Review, Vol. 50, 2016, Forthcoming…
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New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    Audits for certain governmental entities posted on September 1, 2015

    Audits for certain governmental entities posted on September 1, 2015
    Audits for certain governmental entities posted on September 1, 2015Source: Office of the State ComptrollerOn September 1, 2015 New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the governmental entities…
  • Sep 1

    Proper and timely service of an action critical to going forward with the lawsuit

    Proper and timely service of an action critical to going forward with the lawsuit
    Proper and timely service of an action critical to going forward with the lawsuitAngletti v Morreale, 2015 NY Slip Op 06647, Court of AppealsMarcus Morreale initially declined to be designated as a candidate for the County Legislature,…
  • Sep 1

    The five most read NYPPL cases summaries as of August 31, 2015

    The five most read NYPPL cases summaries as of August 31, 2015
    The five most read NYPPL cases summaries as of August 31, 2015[Click on text highlighted in colorto access the post] More than 4,000 case summaries have been posted on NYPPL as of August 31, 2015. Google Statistics reports that of…
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InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

Covers corporate, employment law, environmental, forms, insurance, IP, litigation and more. By Geoffrey G. Gussis.

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Sep 2

    Artificial intelligence to be ‘the norm’ in law firms by 2020

    Artificial intelligence to be ‘the norm’ in law firms by 2020
    Artificial intelligence at law firms and in-house legal departments near you. Don’t worry – before they replace us, the robots will work with us – and then they’ll send us off to the people zoo: “All law…
  • Sep 1

    Fundamentals Of Bad In-House Job

    Fundamentals Of Bad In-House Job
    A few things to look out for if you're considering taking an in-house job, according to Biglaw partner turned senior in-house lawyer Mark Herrmann. The post Fundamentals Of Bad In-House Jobs appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • Aug 30

    Former GC found liable for $148M

    Former GC found liable for $148M
    A Delaware judge on Thursday found two Dole officials liable for $148 million for driving down the company’s stock price in a 2013 leveraged buyout.… The post Former GC found liable for $148M appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
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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: 5

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Sep 2

    The Case for Rate Regulation of Hospital Price

    The Case for Rate Regulation of Hospital Price
    Erin C. Fuse Brown, Resurrecting Healthcare Rate Regulation, 67 Hastings L. J. (forthcoming, 2015), available at SSRN.Jessica Lind MantelWith health spending in the U.S. outpacing both general inflation and spending by other developed…
  • Sep 1

    How Families Gain Recognition

    How Families Gain Recognition
    Elizabeth S. Scott & Robert E. Scott, From Contract to Status: Collaboration and the Evolution of Novel Family Relationships, 115 Colum. L. Rev. 293 (2015).Douglas NeJaimeFamily law scholarship features a significant amount of normative…
  • Aug 17

    Jotwell 2015 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2015 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Tuesday, September 1. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, updating the site’s theme, and preparing new sections we…
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Microjuris al Día

Microjuris al Día

Covers news, events and resources for the legal community in Puerto Rico.

http://aldia.microjuris.com/
  • Sep 2

    Sándwich de pollo no es una obra sujeta a los derechos de autor

    Sándwich de pollo no es una obra sujeta a los derechos de autor
    Descarga el documento: Colón-Lorenzana v. South American Restaurants Mientras era empleado de South American Restaurant Corporation (SARCO), Norberto Colón-Lorenzana sugirió a sus supervisores el concepto del “Pechu…
  • Sep 2

    Un uniforme de porrista, ¿está protegido por derechos de autor?

    Un uniforme de porrista, ¿está protegido por derechos de autor?
    Una decisión emitida por el Tribunal de Apelaciones del Sexto Circuito de Ohio durante la pasada semana involucra los famosos uniformes de porristas y su protección bajo las leyes de derechos de autor. Descarga y lee el…
  • Sep 1

    ILSA celebra semana del derecho internacional en la Inter Derecho

    ILSA celebra semana del derecho internacional en la Inter Derecho
    El International Law Students Association (ILSA), capítulo de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, invita a inscripciones para este año académico 2015-2016. El período…
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TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Sep 2

    Proxy Access: Imagine No Holding Periods!

    Proxy Access: Imagine No Holding Periods!
    Proxy access is being debated in Canada ahead of a possible proposal (see this memo) – and this excerpt from this article gives a sense of the possible stakes: Proponents of “proxy access” all agree to these conditions or…
  • Sep 1

    Rule 506(c): Updated Stat

    Rule 506(c): Updated Stat
    Recently, someone posted a query in our “Q&A Forum” wondering if there were any updated states on Rule 506(c) placements (Corp Fin Director Keith Higgins had given some preliminary stats in this speech last year). Here are…
  • Aug 31

    Pay Ratio: Media Tries to Sleuth Out Ratios Based on 3rd-Party Data

    Pay Ratio: Media Tries to Sleuth Out Ratios Based on 3rd-Party Data
    I’m wrapping up a comprehensive “pay ratio” chapter for the 2016 edition of our “Executive Compensation Disclosure Treatise” (order your copy now – 1600 pages!) and came across this article by Quartz.…
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