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InfoBytes Blog

InfoBytes Blog

Monitors and reports on news, legal developments and legislative actions affecting the financial services industry. By Buckley Sandler LLP.

http://www.infobytesblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    CFPB Finalizes Qualified Mortgage Points & Fees Cure

    CFPB Finalizes Qualified Mortgage Points & Fees Cure
    On October 22, the CFPB finalized targeted amendments to the Dodd-Frank Act mortgage rules that took effect in January 2014.  The amendments include: Points and fees cure.  Under the Ability-to-Repay/Qualified Mortgage Rule, loans…
  • Oct 24

    Regulators Jointly Approve Final Risk Retention Rule

    Regulators Jointly Approve Final Risk Retention Rule
    On October 22, coordinated by the Department of Treasury, six federal agencies – the Board of Governors, HUD, FDIC, FHFA, OCC, and SEC – approved a final rule requiring sponsors of securitized transactions, such as asset-backed…
  • Oct 24

    FHFA Director Outlines Plan To Refine Representation and Warranty Framework

    FHFA Director Outlines Plan To Refine Representation and Warranty Framework
    On October 20, FHFA Director Melvin Watt delivered remarks at the Mortgage Bankers Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Watt addressed the Agency’s progress in ensuring safety and soundness and liquidity in the housing…
Rank this Week: 504

McClellan Law Firm Blog

McClellan Law Firm Blog

Covers San Diego brain injuries, car accidents and other personal injury topics.

http://www.mcclellanlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Oct 24

    California Dog Bite Liability Law

    California Dog Bite Liability Law
    Each day, 1,000 different people in the United States are brought to the emergency room for dog bite related injuries. As a result of the prevalence of dog bite injuries, California law uses a policy of strict liability when it comes to…
  • Oct 23

    How to Avoid Injuries on Halloween

    How to Avoid Injuries on Halloween
    With the weather finally shifting to cooler temperatures in California, it seems that fall is in full effect. The leaves are changing and pumpkin patches are doing a brisk business in preparation for jack o' lanterns. As Halloween is…
  • Oct 21

    Ridesharing May Be Safer Than Taxicab

    Ridesharing May Be Safer Than Taxicab
    In many urban markets across the United States, ridesharing services are gaining popularity against traditional taxicab companies. Ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft use the driver's own personal vehicle to shuttle passengers to…
Rank this Week: 763

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

Features motor vehicle and lemon law issues, news and updates. By Ronald Burdge.

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    Who Ya Gonna Call? (when you want to complain about a car dealer)

    Who Ya Gonna Call? (when you want to complain about a car dealer)
    Who Ya Gonna Call?Angry car buyers who were ripped off by a car dealer or who end up with a lemon, often ask who they can write or call or email to complain about what happened to them. Often your complaint may be answered and your problem…
  • Oct 21

    Tell-all Consumer Law Book Released - "Consumer Courage"

    Tell-all Consumer Law Book Released - "Consumer Courage"
    Get it free. Use it to protect yourself.You have more legal rights than you know. And now there's a free book that tells you all about your legal rights as a consumer in the marketplace.There are a lot of consumer protection laws in every…
  • Oct 13

    Car Dealer Fluffing Can Kill Your Credit

    Car Dealer Fluffing Can Kill Your Credit
    This is an open letter to the Miami Valley motor vehicle dealership employee who sent us the anonymous letter that is attached.Yes, we are aware that there are some dealers in Ohio who apparently have been engaged in some deceptive,…
Rank this Week: 897

DealBook

DealBook

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

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
  • Oct 24

    Roku, Video Streaming Service, Is Said to Consider I.P.O.

    Roku, Video Streaming Service, Is Said to Consider I.P.O.
    If it files for an I.P.O., Roku would likely keep its preliminary paperwork secret as per the provisions of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, which lets companies with less than $1 billion in annual revenue file confidentially.
  • Oct 24

    Botox Maker Allergan Pleaded for Goldman’s Help in Valeant Fight

    Botox Maker Allergan Pleaded for Goldman’s Help in Valeant Fight
    “I need Goldman to take off its white hat and put on a darker one,” an Allergan executive wrote in an email — part of a trove of recently unsealed documents related to the company's battle against Valeant.
  • Oct 24

    Weekend Reading: Watching Europe’s Bank Stress Test

    Weekend Reading: Watching Europe’s Bank Stress Test
    Speculation about Europe's bank stress tests will shift this weekend into conjecture about the financial markets' reaction on Monday.
Rank this Week: 5

Above the Law

Above the Law

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

http://abovethelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 8

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 365

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 324

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

Covers securities fraud cases, investment fraud practices and securities industry regulations.

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • Oct 24

    Ismail Elmas Accused of Stealing from Seniors and Widow

    Ismail Elmas Accused of Stealing from Seniors and Widow
    According to the New Haven Register, Ismail Elmas plead guilty to one count of wire fraud in connection with an alleged scheme that solicited investment offerings from seniors and widows. Beginning in 2012, Ismail Elmas allegedly raised over…
  • Oct 24

    Minnesota Broker, Susan Elizabeth Walker, Allegedly Steals from Client

    Minnesota Broker, Susan Elizabeth Walker, Allegedly Steals from Client
    According to the U.S attorneys office, Susan Elizabeth Walker plead guilty to allegations that she abused her position as a securities agent to steal nearly $1 million from several clients. Walker was a registered representative with…
  • Oct 23

    Recovery of Superfund Gold Investment Losse

    Recovery of Superfund Gold Investment Losse
    Have you invested in Superfund Gold L.P. and suffered losses? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help recoup some of your losses. The Superfund Gold L.P is a managed futures product.The prospectus filed with the SEC states that the…
Rank this Week: 135

Georgia Legal Report

Georgia Legal Report

Covers injury and accident news and medical malpractice case updates. By The Murray Law Firm.

http://www.georgialegalreport.com/
Rank this Week: 195

New Jersey Senate Republicans

New Jersey Senate Republicans

Provides legislative support to teh Republican senators in the Legislature of the State of New Jersey.

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=Rr9IF0xl3RGXd835_w6H4A
  • Oct 24

    Statement from Sen. Kyrillos on Federal Court NJ Sports Betting Ruling

    Statement from Sen. Kyrillos on Federal Court NJ Sports Betting Ruling
    Sen. Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth), a sponsor of New Jersey’s recently enacted law repealing prohibitions on sports wagering at racetracks and casinos, responded to a federal court’s restraining order that will prevent Monmouth Park…
  • Oct 23

    O’Toole Bill Allowing for Contributions to ALS Association on Tax Returns Passes New Jersey Senate

    O’Toole Bill Allowing for Contributions to ALS Association on Tax Returns Passes New Jersey Senate
    Legislation (S-2396) sponsored by Senator Kevin O’Toole (R-40) that would allow New Jersey residents to make voluntary contributions on their state income tax returns to the ALS Association was approved by the New Jersey Senate in a…
  • Oct 23

    Bateman Bill Banning Microbeads Passed by Senate

    Bateman Bill Banning Microbeads Passed by Senate
    The Senate voted 38-0 to adopt legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman prohibiting personal care products that contain tiny particles known as microbeads from being sold or produced in New Jersey. The New Jersey…
Rank this Week: 292

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

Covers food poisoning and foodborne illness outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Oct 24

    Raw Milk Cause of Durand High School Campylobacter Outbreak

    Raw Milk Cause of Durand High School Campylobacter Outbreak
    The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene (WSLH), the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and the Pepin County Health Department have been working on an investigation…
  • Oct 24

    Crab Legs Recalled Over Listeria

    Crab Legs Recalled Over Listeria
    Rome Packing Co., Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of Ocean’s Catch brand All Natural Jonah Crab Leg Meat after routine product sampling by the company determined some of the finished products may have been contaminated with Listeria…
  • Oct 23

    Raw, Frozen, Breaded and Pre-browned Chicken Sicken Six with Salmonella

    Raw, Frozen, Breaded and Pre-browned Chicken Sicken Six with Salmonella
    State health and agriculture officials said today that six recent cases of salmonellosis in Minnesota have been linked to raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browned, stuffed chicken entrees. The implicated product is Antioch Farms brand A La Kiev…
Rank this Week: 76

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    Vote to Retain 2d District Justice

    Vote to Retain 2d District Justice
    The Los Angeles County Bar Association urges the electorate to vote to retain the eleven 2d District Justices in the November 4 election. That's probably not news to this blawg's readers, but please share this information with all your…
  • Oct 24

    Funny Stuff

    Funny Stuff
    At SCAN, we realize our readers expect only a serious tone in addresses appellate items. For that reason, we've held off (until now) linking to the Justices-as-dogs bit that's been all over the internet (and on blawgs like How Appealing, ABA…
  • Oct 24

    9th Circuit e-filing upgrade requires you to act

    9th Circuit e-filing upgrade requires you to act
    Implementation of NextGen CM/ECF - ACTION REQUIREDOn Monday, October 27, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will go live with the Next Generation of CM/ECF (NextGen CM/ECF), the latest iteration of the national case…
Rank this Week: 150

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Oct 24

    “Survivors” Domestic Violence Conference – Gainesville, FL

    “Survivors” Domestic Violence Conference – Gainesville, FL
    The University of Florida Levin College of Law hosts “Survivors” Domestic Violence Conference Oct. 30-31, 2014. “The conference will focus on victims of domestic violence who became defendants in the criminal justice system…
  • Oct 24

    Berkman Center for Internet & Society Fellowships—Cambridge, MA

    Berkman Center for Internet & Society Fellowships—Cambridge, MA
    The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University has opened its annual call for fellowship applications. This opportunity is for those who wish to spend the 2015-2016 academic year in residence in Cambridge, MA as part of…
  • Oct 24

    Legal Education and Access to Justice—Nottingham, UK

    Legal Education and Access to Justice—Nottingham, UK
    Nottingham Law School’s Centre for Legal Education presents Legal Education and Access to Justice June 19-21, 2015. The proposal deadline is Feb. 6, 2015. For details, see Nottingham Conference Legal Ed & ATJ 2015. mw
Rank this Week: 52

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Oct 24

    When Smart Gets Scary: Invasion of the Data Snatcher

    When Smart Gets Scary: Invasion of the Data Snatcher
    Smartphones and smart refrigerators and smartwatches, oh my. I know, I know, it doesn't sound scary, but more and more, the things we own are being hooked up to the Internet and quietly collecting data on us, which is then packaged and sold…
  • Oct 24

    A Minister and a Rabbi Walk Into a Vegas Wedding Chapel...

    A Minister and a Rabbi Walk Into a Vegas Wedding Chapel...
    There are currently 32 states and counting that have marriage equality. This is up from 12 states before we helped Edie Windsor strike down the Defense of Marriage Act in the Supreme Court last June. In the states where gay couples have just…
  • Oct 24

    #LetsTalk About Abortion

    #LetsTalk About Abortion
    Research shows that nearly one in three women will have an abortion by the time she turns 45. Yet, far too often, we still think of abortion as a dirty word, not fit for polite company. It's long past time for that to change. And thankfully,…
Rank this Week: 66

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    Revisiting penalty clauses in contract

    Revisiting penalty clauses in contract
    Last year, the English Court of Appeal in Talal El Makdessi v Cavendish Square Holdings [2013] EWCA Civ 1539 considered the enforceability of penalty clauses under English contract law, and was one of the few decisions in recent times to have…
  • Oct 24

    SEBI’s Order in the DLF Case: A Summary

    SEBI’s Order in the DLF Case: A Summary
    [The following post is contributed by Supreme Waskar, partner at Sterling Associates, Mumbai]In its order dated October 10, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) has restrained DLF Limited (“DLF”),…
  • Oct 23

    A Case Study for Spinoff

    A Case Study for Spinoff
    Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions tend to be analyzed mostly from the acquirer’s perspective, whether they involve mergers or takeovers. At the same time, they have enormous implications for the target or the seller.…
Rank this Week: 261

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Oct 24

    Scratch One From the AG Short List

    Scratch One From the AG Short List
    Carol Lee reports in the WSJ:Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has withdrawn her name from consideration as President Barack Obama 's nominee for attorney general, a White House official said Friday.Mr. Obama had asked Ms. Ruemmler…
  • Oct 24

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Convicted Sex Offender Accused of Rape: Authorities in Texas have arrested a convicted sex offender who is accused of raping two young girls and infecting them with HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.  Mike Glenn of the Houston…
  • Oct 24

    FedSoc Event on Prop. 47

    FedSoc Event on Prop. 47
    The Federalist Society has a debate Monday evening in San Francisco on the "defining criminality down" ballot measure, Proposition 47.  SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi will speak for the measure, and San Mateo DA Steve Wagstaffe will…
Rank this Week: 264

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

Covers vehicle accidents, clergy abuse, personal injury and wrongful death. By Bisnar & Chase.

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Driver Charged With Murder In Newport Beach Bicycle Accident

    Driver Charged With Murder In Newport Beach Bicycle Accident
    Shaun Eagleson, 30, was killed in a Newport Beach bicycle accident after officials say a self-described drug counselor struck and killed him while under the influence. According to a news report in the Daily Pilot, the fatal accident…
  • Oct 23

    Orange County Drowning Calls Surpass 2013

    Orange County Drowning Calls Surpass 2013
    Fire officials in Orange County have seen more swimming pool and drowning accidents this year already than they did in 2013, The Orange County Register reports. On Sunday, emergency responders rushed to a community pool on Keywood Lane in…
  • Oct 22

    Victorville Family Calls for Safer Intersection after Fatal Accident

    Victorville Family Calls for Safer Intersection after Fatal Accident
    The family of Dollie Wilson is calling for a stop light at the intersection in Victorville where Wilson was hit and killed by another drivers. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the fatal crash occurred at the intersection of…
Rank this Week: 46

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 174

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

Covers auto laws and auto accident law in California. By Bisnar Chase LLP.

http://www.trafficaccidentnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Boy Killed In Anaheim Crash Involving Suspected Drunk Driver

    Boy Killed In Anaheim Crash Involving Suspected Drunk Driver
    Isaiah Ramirez, 10, was killed in an Anaheim car accident, which officials say was caused by a suspected drunk driver. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred just before midnight on October 18,…
  • Oct 23

    Woman Injured in Fountain Valley Pedestrian Accident

    Woman Injured in Fountain Valley Pedestrian Accident
    A 59-year-old woman walking two dogs was injured in a Fountain Valley pedestrian accident the afternoon of October 18, 2014. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the injury collision occurred as the woman was walking…
  • Oct 22

    Teen Suffers Severe Head Injuries In Huntington Beach Bicycle Accident

    Teen Suffers Severe Head Injuries In Huntington Beach Bicycle Accident
    A teenager suffered serious head injuries after he was struck by at least one vehicle in Huntington Beach. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the incident occurred the afternoon of October 17, 2014 at the intersection…
Rank this Week: 58

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Oct 24

    Mark Kersten on the Terror Attacks in Canada

    Mark Kersten on the Terror Attacks in Canada
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller These days, I usually use Twitter to point readers to blog posts that deserve their attention. But Mark Kersten’s new post at Justice in Conflict is so good — and so important —…
  • Oct 24

    Guest Post: A CISG Question

    Guest Post: A CISG Question
    by William S. Dodge by William S. Dodge [William S. Dodge is The Honorable Roger J. Traynor Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.] The U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods…
  • Oct 23

    Guest Post: The Evolving Law of Foreign Official Immunity–Mortazavi and Bakhshi, Prince Nasser, and “Samantar II”

    Guest Post: The Evolving Law of Foreign Official Immunity–Mortazavi and Bakhshi, Prince Nasser, and “Samantar II”
    by Chimene Keitner by Chimene Keitner [Chimène Keitner is Harry & Lillian Research Chair and Professor of Law at UC Hastings. She is on Twitter @KeitnerLaw.]  I look forward to discussing developments in the international law…
Rank this Week: 155

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Oct 24

    Stop. Tweet. #StopTorture and Demand Reparations in Chicago.

    Stop. Tweet. #StopTorture and Demand Reparations in Chicago.
    October 24th is United Nations Day –meant to commemorate the passage of the Charter of the United Nations.  One of the principles of the UN Charter, enshrined in the preamble, is: “to reaffirm faith in fundamental human…
  • Oct 24

    From Ferguson to Hong Kong: Youth on the front line

    From Ferguson to Hong Kong: Youth on the front line
    By Rafi Hoq, Amnesty International USA Student Activist Coordinator for Georgia This week, I’ve been reading the latest updates from student-led “umbrella movement” in Hong Kong with a deepened diligence, and…
  • Oct 23

    14 Facts about Torture in Mexico

    14 Facts about Torture in Mexico
    For years Amnesty International has been investigating and recording evidence of torture in Mexico. The latest report, Out of Control: Torture and other ill-treatment in Mexico, is full of shocking facts about just how widespread and toxic…
Rank this Week: 45

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Oct 24

    Hawaii Senate Adjourns Special Session Sine Die

    Hawaii Senate Adjourns Special Session Sine Die
    The Hawaii State Senate convened a special session on Wednesday, October 22, to consider judicial appointments to the Circuit Court Continued on Next Page
  • Oct 24

    DC Election for Attorney General to Be Held Nov. 4

    DC Election for Attorney General to Be Held Nov. 4
    Washington, D.C. voters will elect their attorney general for the first time on November 4, 2014. Up until this year, Continued on Next Page
  • Oct 24

    Pennsylvania Pay-to-Play Law Signed by Governor

    Pennsylvania Pay-to-Play Law Signed by Governor
    Gov. Tom Corbett has signed a bill to curtail pay-to-play politics in state procurement contracts. House Bill 201 prohibits individuals Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 581

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Oct 24

    Go On! IACHR to hear testimony on domestic violence in United States Monday, Oct. 27

    Go On! IACHR to hear testimony on domestic violence in United States Monday, Oct. 27
    This coming Monday at 10:15 ET, there will be a hearing on the U.S.’ compliance with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights’ 2011 decision in Jessica Lenahan (Gonzales) v. US, concerning the human rights of…
  • Oct 24

    Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Discusses Juvenile Justice Issue

    Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Discusses Juvenile Justice Issue
    This past Tuesday, October 21, Inter-American Commissioner Rosa María Ortiz spoke at the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver as part of a tour through the United States to learn about the U.S. juvenile justice system. As…
  • Oct 22

    Write On! ASIL Francis Lieber Prize

    Write On! ASIL Francis Lieber Prize
    The Francis Lieber Prize is awarded annually by the American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict to the authors of publications which the judges consider to be outstanding in the field of law and…
Rank this Week: 13

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

Provides case summaries and commentary. By Federal Defenders of the Ninth Circuit.

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    US v. Castro-Ponce, No. 13-10377 (Gould…

    US v. Castro-Ponce, No. 13-10377 (Gould with Reinhardt and Berzon).  The 9th makes clear that before a court finds that an upward adjustment for obstruction of justice based on false testimony is appropriate, the court must explicitly…
  • Oct 21

    United States v. Hernandez, No. 13-50632…

    United States v. Hernandez, No. 13-50632 (per curiam with Pregerson, Tallman, and Bea). In honor of Descamps, we should have a pledge of allegiance to precedent finding overbroad categorical approaches, where there is one statute,…
  • Oct 19

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Finds No Value in "No Value" argument - Renzi and loss calculation

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Finds No Value in "No Value" argument - Renzi and loss calculation
    Rep. Rick Renzi  $200,000 for Arizona wine?United States v. Renzi, 2014 WL 5032356 (9thCir. Oct. 9, 2014), decision available here.Players:Decision by Judge Tallman, joined by Judges Callahan and Ikuta.Facts: Before he was an Arizona…
Rank this Week: 277

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    The Copyright Act Political Ad Amendment That Wasn't Tabled

    The Copyright Act Political Ad Amendment That Wasn't Tabled
    In this uniquely tragic and distressing week on Parliament Hill, there was one thing that was a big story a week ago about an event that was rumoured to be on the brink of happening but which has now quietly disappeared from the radar…
  • Oct 16

    The Access Copyright Post-Secondary Hearing – the Narrowing Space Twixt the Rock and Hard Place

    The Access Copyright Post-Secondary Hearing – the Narrowing Space Twixt the Rock and Hard Place
    As I have suggested before in some detail on April 11, 2014, the Copyright Board is caught between a rock and hard place on the Access Copyright (“AC”) Post-Secondary file and the gap is narrowing.  The withdrawal of the two…
  • Oct 15

    Copyright, Campaigns and Lots of Other “C” Word

    Copyright, Campaigns and Lots of Other “C” Word
    (Wherein Rick Mercer Goes Remarkably Rogue re Reliability and his Research Resourcefulness: Warning - this Rant is Hazardous to the State of Canadian Journalism and Rick's Otherwise Respected Role Therein) Countless…
Rank this Week: 716

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment discrimination, severance, wage violations, sexual harassment and civil rights. By The Harman Firm, P.C.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 681

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 10

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Oct 24

    4th Day of Jury Deliberations in Robel Phillipos Trial

    4th Day of Jury Deliberations in Robel Phillipos Trial
    The jury is in its fourth day of deliberations in the trial of Robel Phillipos, the friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev charged with two counts of making a false statement to federal officials in a terror investigation. Count One pertains to his…
  • Oct 24

    Zale Thompson's Hatchet Attack on Police in Queen

    Zale Thompson's Hatchet Attack on Police in Queen
    Zale Thompson of Queens, New York attacked four recent police academy graduates with a hatchet on the street in Queens yesterday as they were posing for a picture. The incident was caught on tape. One officer was struck in the head and is…
  • Oct 23

    First Case of Ebola in NYC Confirmed

    First Case of Ebola in NYC Confirmed
    A doctor in New York who recently returned from Africa has been confirmed to have Ebola. It was the main story on CNN (Sirius in the car) all afternoon, segment after segment. He went bowling (I think they said last night) and he took an…
Rank this Week: 2

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Will USDA/FSIS and Antioch Farms Recall Salmonella Tainted Chicken?

    Will USDA/FSIS and Antioch Farms Recall Salmonella Tainted Chicken?
    Does it matter that USDA/FSIS has yet to declare Salmonella a per se adulterant? Yesterday the Minnesota Departments of Health and Agriculture made the following announcement: State health and agriculture... Continue Reading
  • Oct 23

    Antioch Farms A La Kiev Stuffed Chicken Breast causes Minnesota Salmonella Outbreak

    Antioch Farms A La Kiev Stuffed Chicken Breast causes Minnesota Salmonella Outbreak
    State health and agriculture officials said today that six recent cases of salmonellosis in Minnesota have been linked to raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browned, stuffed chicken entrees. The implicated product... Continue Reading
  • Oct 22

    Salmonella Test Prompts Serrano Pepper Recall in Michigan

    Salmonella Test Prompts Serrano Pepper Recall in Michigan
    The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development today issued a consumer advisory for serrano peppers supplied by Bailey Farms Inc. of Oxford, North Carolina and distributed by Meijer stores... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 16

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Oct 24

    How Execution Times Shifted

    How Execution Times Shifted
    "Predawn Justice at High Court; 5 a.m. order in voting case rare — but not new," is by Tony Mauro for the National Law Journal. The U.S. Supreme Court's recent 5 a.m. order in a Texas voting rights case was...
  • Oct 24

    Continuing Attention for 'Just Mercy'

    Continuing Attention for 'Just Mercy'
    Bryan Stevenson's essay, "The Man on Death Row Who Changed Me," appears in this Sunday's New York Times Magazine. It was an old hymn they used to sing all the time in church where I grew up. I hadn’t heard...
  • Oct 24

    News Coverage of the Gallup Poll

    News Coverage of the Gallup Poll
    The Guardian posts, "Six in 10 Americans support death penalty despite recent botched injections," by Jessica Glenza. Though Americans’ opinions held steady over the past six years, support for executions has slid considerably since the…
Rank this Week: 53

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Oct 24

    USPTO and the State Intellectual Property Office of China Launch Direct Electronic Priority Document Exchange

    USPTO and the State Intellectual Property Office of China Launch Direct Electronic Priority Document Exchange
    Washington, D.C. - New free, secure service simplifies patent application procedures. The U.S. Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") and the State Intellectual Property Office of China ("SIPO") recently…
  • Oct 23

    Indiana Patent Litigation: Lilly Sues Alleging Infringement of ALIMTA.

    Indiana Patent Litigation: Lilly Sues Alleging Infringement of ALIMTA.
    Indianapolis, Indiana - An Indiana patent attorney for Eli Lilly and Company of Indianapolis, Indiana ("Lilly") and The Trustees of Princeton University of Princeton, New Jersey ("Princeton") filed a patent infringement complaint in the…
  • Oct 22

    Indiana Patent Litigation: PHD Sues DE-STA-CO for Patent Infringement

    Indiana Patent Litigation: PHD Sues DE-STA-CO for Patent Infringement
    Fort Wayne, Indiana - Indiana patent attorneys for PHD, Inc. of Fort Wayne, Indiana filed an intellectual property complaint in the Northern District of Indiana alleging that DE-STA-CO of Auburn Hills, Michigan infringed its patent on the…
Rank this Week: 246

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Oct 24

    What legal employers expect in new law graduate

    What legal employers expect in new law graduate
    Susan Wawrose of Dayton recently published a paper about what legal employers want in new law graduates. She conducted focus groups of selected Dayton-area lawyers and found that they expect new graduates to exemplify professionalism, have…
  • Oct 23

    Job Opening: Florida International University

    Job Opening: Florida International University
    Florida International University College of Law, a public law school located in Miami, Florida, seeks applicants for entry-level or lateral appointments for the position of Lecturer in Legal Skills and Values. The start date for the position…
  • Oct 22

    Job Opening at the Law Library of Congre

    Job Opening at the Law Library of Congre
    Job Opening: Library Technician (Collections) The Law Technician for Inventory and Physical Controls is supervised by the Chief, Collection Services Division, Law Library of Congress. The incumbent ensures accountability of receipts by timely…
Rank this Week: 332

IRS-Hitman

IRS-Hitman

Covers IRS tax problems. By Richard Close.

http://irs-hitman.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    Penalties and Interest on Back Taxe

    Penalties and Interest on Back Taxe
    What you owe to the IRS isn’t just for your original tax debt; the IRS charges a penalty on the total back tax amount every month. Usually, penalties are charged at 0.5 percent. As a result of the additional monthly fee, what is owed…
  • Oct 17

    Obamacare: What Employers Need to Know

    Obamacare: What Employers Need to Know
    As an employer, you have certain responsibilities under Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act. If you have 50 or more employees who work for you full-time, then you are considered an ALE( applicable large employer). An ALE employer is subject…
  • Oct 10

    Do You e-file Your Business Taxes?

    Do You e-file Your Business Taxes?
    If you are an employer, then you can easily file tax returns by using e-file. Large and mid-sized corporations are required to file using e-file. Businesses big or small, and self-employed can opt for e-filing over paper filing if they wish…
Rank this Week: 572

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    Epps on the Fourteenth Amendment as a Second Founding

    Epps on the Fourteenth Amendment as a Second Founding
    Garrett Epps, University of Baltimore School of Law, has posted Second Founding: The Story of the Fourteenth Amendment, which appeared in the Oregon Law Review 85 (2006): 895-912.  Here is the abstract:     Settle…
  • Oct 24

    Fleming and McClain on Liberty

    Fleming and McClain on Liberty
    James E. Fleming and Linda C. McClain, Boston University School of Law, have posted Liberty, a forthcoming entry in the Oxford Handbook of the United States Constitution, ed. Mark Tushnet, Mark Graber, and Sanford Levinson.  Here is the…
  • Oct 24

    Casto on Robert H. Jackson and the FBI Suicide Squad

    Casto on Robert H. Jackson and the FBI Suicide Squad
    William R. Casto, Texas Tech University School of Law, has posted Advising Government Clients: Robert H. Jackson and the FBI Suicide Squad, which appears in The Public Lawyer 22 (2014).  Here is the abstract:     In…
Rank this Week: 77

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Oct 24

    Please Stand For the Jury ....

    Please Stand For the Jury ....
    Had one of my favorite moments as a ED Tex lawyer just now. We just started the panel of actual, real live former jurors from patent cases that will be talking to us about their experiences. When the jurors entered...
  • Oct 24

    ED Tex Bench Bar - Delaware and EDTex judges panel

    ED Tex Bench Bar - Delaware and EDTex judges panel
    Enjoying the panel on best practices in patent docket with ED Tex judges Leonard Davis and Rodney Gilstrap and Delaware judges Leonard Stark and Sue Robinson.
  • Oct 23

    ED Texas Affirmance rates at Federal Circuit

    ED Texas Affirmance rates at Federal Circuit
    CAFC Judge Timothy Dyk is putting up some interesting statistics on reversal rates for the district on the panel that is up right now. He shows the stats for the year thus far as 38% reversal on mandamus - up...
Rank this Week: 188

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Oct 24

    3 Count: Aereo Injunction

    3 Count: Aereo Injunction
    Judge issues preliminary injunction against Aereo, LMFAO claims Rick Ross is holding up their legal battle and Google's penalty hits pirate sites hard.
  • Oct 23

    3 Count: Snippet Skirmish

    3 Count: Snippet Skirmish
    German publishers back down over Google's snippets, hospital patient sues over viral photo and photographer has life work posted on The Pirate Bay.
  • Oct 22

    Will Google Get it Right This Time?

    Will Google Get it Right This Time?
    Google has announced new piracy-fighting steps. However, content creators are skeptical about the impact and you likely should too.
Rank this Week: 469

False Claims Act/Qui Tam

False Claims Act/Qui Tam

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

http://quitam.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of October 20

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of October 20
    DaVita Healthcare Partners has agreed to pay the government $400 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit brought by Phillips & Cohen and other government claims. DaVita allegedly paid doctors kickbacks to increase referrals for dialysis…
  • Oct 23

    DaVita pays $400 million to settle Phillips & Cohen whistleblower case and related charge

    DaVita pays $400 million to settle Phillips & Cohen whistleblower case and related charge
    DaVita Healthcare Partners has agreed to settle a whistleblower case brought by Phillips & Cohen LLP and government claims for $400 million. This is apparently the largest ever settlement that covers solely allegations of kickbacks in the…
  • Oct 17

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of October 13

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of October 13
    Bankers looking to “game the system” can easily avoid software that is built to detect potential fraud being discussed in instant messages, claims an American Bankerarticle. This concern is another reason that whistleblowers with…
Rank this Week: 573

Lake County Illinois Car Accident…

Lake County Illinois Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.lakecountyillinoiscaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On October 23, 2014

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On October 23, 2014
    On October 23, 2014 there were a variety of Lake County, Illinois vehicle accidents and traffic safety hazards. Listed below are some of these Lake County, Illinois crashes and traffic hazards that happened on October 23, as seen…
  • Oct 22

    Fatal Crash In Long Grove, Illinoi

    Fatal Crash In Long Grove, Illinoi
    There was a fatal Lake County vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon (October 22, 2014) in Long Grove, Illinois. According to the Long Grove Police Department, emergency responders went to the accident scene at approximately 1:00 p.m.  The…
  • Oct 17

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On October 16, 2014

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On October 16, 2014
    Various Lake County, Illinois vehicle accidents and traffic safety hazards occurred on Thursday, October 16, 2014. Listed below are some of these Lake County, Illinois crashes and traffic hazards on October 16, as reported by…
Rank this Week: 612

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 291

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 348

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Oct 24

    US Government Volunteers to Pay for Infringement by Japan Airline

    US Government Volunteers to Pay for Infringement by Japan Airline
    by Dennis Crouch The US Federal Government does not get a free-pass on patent infringement.  Rather, the Government’s unlicensed use of a privately held patent constitutes infringement and is actionable. However, Congress created a…
  • Oct 23

    The Number of U.S. Patents In Force

    The Number of U.S. Patents In Force
    by Dennis Crouch The chart above shows the number of patents in-force at any given point over the past forty years.  Each bar represents a snapshot taken on January 1* of the stated year and totals-up the number of issued but…
  • Oct 23

    Upcoming Events and Recent Job Posting

    Upcoming Events and Recent Job Posting
    HOUSTON: November 5, 2014 – One night only. I will be delivering the University of Houston’s IPIL Annual Fall Lecture at the Four Seasons Hotel in Houston (Sponsored by the Katz Foundation). My talk will be on incentives…
Rank this Week: 147

Article 3

Article 3

Covers politics, society and current news. By Charley Moore.

http://www.article-3.com/
  • Oct 24

    For Halloween, Democratic Hopefuls Wear GOP Mask

    For Halloween, Democratic Hopefuls Wear GOP Mask
    With the midterm elections less than two weeks away, it’s time for Democratic candidates to come out of the closet. And admit they’re Democrats! Democrats are in increasing danger of losing control of the Senate, and their…
  • Oct 23

    Crippling Drug Crime Perpetuates Violence Narrative In Mexico

    Crippling Drug Crime Perpetuates Violence Narrative In Mexico
    Unfortunately stories of gang violence, brutal murders, and drug trafficking are nothing new in Mexico. Over the past seven years, violent clashes between drug cartels and their leaders, along with corruption within the government have…
  • Oct 22

    Our Upcoming “Sick-O” Election

    Our Upcoming “Sick-O” Election
    AP Photos If you’ve turned on cable news these past few weeks, you’ve no doubt seen panicked concerned citizens engaged in a mad scramble to isolate themselves from a condition deemed so deadly, so contagious, that even being in…
Rank this Week: 482

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Oct 24

    Hoffer, Lederman & Walker Debate Tax Court Exceptionalism Today at Kentucky

    Hoffer, Lederman & Walker Debate Tax Court Exceptionalism Today at Kentucky
    Stephanie Hoffer (Ohio State), Leandra Lederman (Indiana), and Christopher Walker (Ohio State) debate Tax Court exceptionalism at Kentucky today as part of its Faculty Workshop Series (blogged here): Stephanie Hoffer & Christopher Walker,…
  • Oct 24

    Talley Presents Corporate Inversions and the Unbundling of Regulatory Competition Today at Virginia

    Talley Presents Corporate Inversions and the Unbundling of Regulatory Competition Today at Virginia
    Eric Talley (UC-Berkeley) presents Corporate Inversions and the Unbundling of Regulatory Competition at Virginia today as part of its Faculty Workshop Series: A sizable number of US public companies have recently executed “tax inversions”…
  • Oct 24

    Weekly Tax Roundup

    Weekly Tax Roundup
    ataxingmatter, Both the Rich and Ordinary Americans Misunderstand Their Economic Interests, by Linda Beale Bloomberg, Tax Inversion Lobbying Booms as Corporations Fight Obama, by Richard Rubin CFO, Uncertain Tax Positions Lure IRS Agents,…
Rank this Week: 38

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Oct 24

    Looking for a Good Student Note Topic?

    Looking for a Good Student Note Topic?
    I think this qualifies: FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips (via Slashdot). As Ars Technica explains: Hardware hackers building interactive gadgets based on the Arduino microcontrollers are finding that a recent…
  • Oct 20

    The New Pictogram

    The New Pictogram
    Google released 750 new icons for phones and tablets that will undoubtedly take over the world. They’re free for anyone to use. (Click above for a larger image of a some of them.) Cory Doctorow thinks this move by Google ……
  • Oct 20

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part Two: Constitutional Amendments, Charter Amendments, and a Bond Issue)

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part Two: Constitutional Amendments, Charter Amendments, and a Bond Issue)
    This is part two of a two-part guide to the ballot in South Florida. Part One covered candidates on the 2014 ballot in Miami-Dade; this part looks at the three state-wide proposals to amend the Florida Constitution, at four proposals ……
Rank this Week: 22

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Oct 24

    ConLaw Programs at AALS

    ConLaw Programs at AALS
    The AALS Annual Meeting will be held January 2-5, 2015, and will feature a number of programs of interest to ConLawProfs, including: Perspectives on Federal Power Under the Reconstruction Amendments (Section on Constitutional Law)…
  • Oct 23

    CAC Examines Roberts at 10

    CAC Examines Roberts at 10
    The Constitutional Accountability Center is examining Chief Justice John Roberts's first decade in office in a series of posts and articles called Roberts at 10. Here's the intro. Brianne Gorod, the CAC's appellate counsel, posted most…
  • Oct 22

    Pennsylvania's New Prisoner Speech Statute

    Pennsylvania's New Prisoner Speech Statute
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law By its terms, the new "Revictimization Act" passed by the Pennsylvania legislature and signed into law by the Governor today is more than a bit vague. It…
Rank this Week: 425