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TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jan 21

    Deans Boise & Morriss:Why We Still Support The ABA's Proposed 75% Bar Passage Requirement

    Deans Boise & Morriss:Why We Still Support The ABA's Proposed 75% Bar Passage Requirement
    TaxProf Blog op-ed: Why We Still Support The ABA's Proposed 75% Bar Passage Requirement, by Craig M. Boise (Dean, Syracuse) & Andrew P. Morriss (Dean, Texas A&M): Indiana Law Dean Austen Parrish recently responded to our TaxProf Blog…
  • Jan 21

    Tax Policy In The Trump Administration

    Tax Policy In The Trump Administration
    Bloomberg, Here’s How Trump Could Try to Kill Carried-Interest Tax Break Bloomberg, Highly Taxed Companies Need Trump to Deliver to Justify Post-Election Rallies Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, ACA Repeal, Trump Tax Plan, and…
  • Jan 21

    Pratt:The IRS's Startling Arguments In O’Donnabhain

    Pratt:The IRS's Startling Arguments In O’Donnabhain
    Katherine Pratt (Loyola-L.A.), The Tax Definition of “Medical Care:” A Critique of the Startling IRS Arguments in O’Donnabhain v. Commissioner, 23 Mich. J. Gender & L. 313 (2016): This Article critiques the startling arguments made…
Rank this Week: 67

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Jan 21

    Polluting Princess Cruises Named "Best Ocean Cruise Line?"

    Polluting Princess Cruises Named "Best Ocean Cruise Line?"
    Yesterday, Princess Cruises isued a press statement via PR Newswire that it had been voted the "Best Ocean Cruise Line" in the USA TODAY and 10Best Readers Choice cruise travel awards.  The press release highlighted comments made by…
  • Jan 20

    Waiter on HAL's Veendam Arrested on Charges of Lewd and Lascivious Conduct with Minor

    Waiter on HAL's Veendam Arrested on Charges of Lewd and Lascivious Conduct with Minor
    Yesterday, the Broward County Sheriff's office arrested a Holland America Line (HAL) cruise ship waiter for engaging in lewd and lascivious conduct involving a minor, according to Local 10-ABC.   The case arises out of an incident…
  • Jan 19

    Arrested in the Bahamas: Cruise Passenger in Jail for Statutory Rape of 15 Year-Old Boy

    Arrested in the Bahamas: Cruise Passenger in Jail for Statutory Rape of 15 Year-Old Boy
    Two weeks ago, the Royal Bahamian Police Force arrested a French-Canadian woman from Quebec who was on an unidentified cruise ship in Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas for engaging in sex with a 15-year-old boy, who cannot legally give…
Rank this Week: 184

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Jan 21

    An Uncool Adult Gets A Two-Year Suspension

    An Uncool Adult Gets A Two-Year Suspension
    A two-year suspension was recently ordered by a Colorado Hearing Board Through an anonymous text on an online application, Brian M. Reed Benight (“Respondent”) volunteered to fulfill a teenage girl’s request for alcohol. When Respondent…
  • Jan 20

    "Same Old, Same Old" Fee: A "Crapload Of Smoke"

    "Same Old, Same Old" Fee: A "Crapload Of Smoke"
    A one-year suspension has been imposed by the Louisiana Supreme Court for an attorney's criminal conduct. The court struggled in balancing the nature of the misconduct with the attorney's dramatic recovery from substance abuse problems. In…
  • Jan 20

    "The Gamut From Outlandish And Extravagant" to "Inspired By Some Actual Event;" Michigan Disbars Attorney Who Falsely Claimed He Was Hockey Olympian

    "The Gamut From Outlandish And Extravagant" to "Inspired By Some Actual Event;" Michigan Disbars Attorney Who Falsely Claimed He Was Hockey Olympian
    The Michigan Attorney Discipline Board affirmed a panel order of disbarment This case arises out of respondent's numerous misrepresentations, including falsification of his resume beginning prior to and continuing well after his admission to…
Rank this Week: 209

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Coves car accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and neck and back injuries. By the Law Offices of Edward A. Smith.

http://www.sacramentoinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 21

    Traffic Laws for Construction Zones in California

    Traffic Laws for Construction Zones in California
    I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Auto Accident Lawyer. Most people understand that driving through construction zones is slightly more challenging than navigating the open road. For this reason, the state of California has laws that govern…
  • Jan 21

    Mesothelioma Lawyer – El Dorado Hill

    Mesothelioma Lawyer – El Dorado Hill
    I’m Ed Smith, an El Dorado Hills Mesothelioma attorney. The El Dorado Hills in California remains home to some of the highest levels of asbestos in the world. In fact, the EPA even studied the amounts of asbestos surrounding the El…
  • Jan 20

    Modesto Fatality Collision

    Modesto Fatality Collision
    I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto car accident lawyer. In the early hours of the morning on Thursday, January 19, 2017, an accident involving three vehicles occurred on Highway 132 near Stone Avenue in Modesto. What Happened The California…
Rank this Week: 770

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

Covers China business, travel and news. By Dan Harris and Steve Dickinson.

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Jan 21

    China Joint Ventures: Testing the Dream

    China Joint Ventures: Testing the Dream
    An old saying about lawyers is that we do well when the economy is rising and when the economy is falling and we do especially well when big changes are expected. Flat and steady we don’t like. The same holds true for China lawyers.…
  • Jan 18

    Why a China Executive from Foxconn Getting Charged for Stealing 5,700 iPhones Matters to YOUR Busine

    Why a China Executive from Foxconn Getting Charged for Stealing 5,700 iPhones Matters to YOUR Busine
    Late last year, a Foxconn executive was criminally charged in China with having stolen 5,700 iPhones and I am guessing most companies doing business in China never thought twice about this. They should. When one of our China lawyers…
  • Jan 17

    China Employers: Perform Your Obligations Upon Employee Termination

    China Employers: Perform Your Obligations Upon Employee Termination
    When a China employer and one of its employees end their employment relationship, one of the most important things the employer must do is provide the former employee with a Proof of Termination of Employment Relationship document. This…
Rank this Week: 303

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Jan 21

    McGorrery on PTSD in Crime Victim

    McGorrery on PTSD in Crime Victim
    Paul McGorrery (Deakin University, Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin Law School) has posted Judicial Recognition of PTSD in Crime Victims: A Review of How Much Credence Australian Courts Give to Crime-Induced PTSD ((2016) 24 Journal of Law…
  • Jan 20

    Larkin on Pardons and Mistake of Law

    Larkin on Pardons and Mistake of Law
    Paul J. Larkin Jr. (The Heritage Foundation) has posted Mistakes and Justice — Using the Pardon Power to Remedy a Mistake of Law (Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: American criminal…
  • Jan 20

    Last week's criminal law/procedure cert grant

    Last week's criminal law/procedure cert grant
    Issue summaries are from ScotusBlog, which links to papers: Weaver v. Massachusetts: Whether a defendant asserting ineffective assistance that results in a structural error must, in addition to demonstrating deficient performance, show that…
Rank this Week: 92

Microjuris al Día

Microjuris al Día

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

http://aldia.microjuris.com/
  • Jan 21

    Enmiendas del Senado a la reforma laboral

    Enmiendas del Senado a la reforma laboral
    El pasado 19 de enero en la madrugada el Senado aprobó con enmiendas el P. de la C. 453, conocida como la Reforma Laboral. Hace algunos días reseñamos las enmiendas que introdujo la Cámara al proyecto cuando ese…
  • Jan 20

    Senador de Distrito de Guayama presenta medida para otorgar títulos de propiedad

    Senador de Distrito de Guayama presenta medida para otorgar títulos de propiedad
    Los residentes del Distrito de Guayama que viven por años en terrenos sin títulos de propiedad podrían recibir los mismos en un menor tiempo, tras la radicación de la Resolución Conjunta del Senado 39 de la…
  • Jan 20

    Compañía más grande de préstamos estudiantiles demandada por engaño al consumidor

    Compañía más grande de préstamos estudiantiles demandada por engaño al consumidor
    La Oficina para la Protección Financiera del Consumidor (CFPB, por sus siglas en inglés) demandó a la compañía más importante de préstamos federales y privados a estudiantes, por fallar…
Rank this Week: 320

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Jan 21

    Apple files $1 billion suit against Qualcomm over royalty charge

    Apple files $1 billion suit against Qualcomm over royalty charge
    [JURIST] Technology giant Apple [corporate website] filed suit [complaint, PDF] against Qualcomm [corporate website] on Friday seeking $1 billion in damages, alleging that the chip manufacturer demanded unfair terms for use of its technology.…
  • Jan 21

    Trump issues executive order seeking repeal of ACA

    Trump issues executive order seeking repeal of ACA
    [JURIST] US President Donald Trump [official website] on Friday, only hours after being sworn in, signed an executive order [text] aimed at repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The order commands government agencies to “waive,…
  • Jan 20

    U.S. asks South Korea to arrest brother of former U.N. Chief

    U.S. asks South Korea to arrest brother of former U.N. Chief
    According to a U.S. prosecutor, the U.S. asked South Korea to arrest Ban Ki-sang, brother of former U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon [UN Profile], for his involvement in a bribery scheme [Reuters report] to sell a Vietnamese building…
Rank this Week: 11

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer…

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers motorcycle accidents and rider safety. By Elman Law Group LLC.

http://www.chicagomotorcycleaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 21

    Distracted Driving Accidents Involving Motorcyclist

    Distracted Driving Accidents Involving Motorcyclist
    One type of hazard that motorcyclists (as well as other road users, including bicyclists) face is “distracted” drivers.  Motorcyclists are particularly susceptible to “distracted” driver accidents as such drivers,…
  • Jan 14

    Motorcycle Road Hazards Involving Wheel Separation

    Motorcycle Road Hazards Involving Wheel Separation
    “Road hazards” are particularly dangerous to motorcyclists, due to the balance that riders need to maintain in order to avoid loss of motorcycle control accidents.   On this site, road hazards and the Illinois motorcycle…
  • Dec 29

    Head-On Collisions Involving Motorcycle

    Head-On Collisions Involving Motorcycle
    As seen in many Illinois motorcycle accidents discussed on this site, there are various reasons why motorcycles may have “head-on” collisions with other vehicles. One of these reasons – and a cause for various serious…
Rank this Week: 978

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
  • Jan 21

    FINRA’s Most Significant 2016 Enforcement Action

    FINRA’s Most Significant 2016 Enforcement Action
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), the self-regulatory organization for broker-dealers, brings about 1,500 enforcement actions a year. Often lost in the volume of actions, however, are the ones that merit…
  • Jan 20

    Bridging the Data Gap through Shareholder Engagement

    Bridging the Data Gap through Shareholder Engagement
    Corporate governance has a wide scope but broadly it refers to the mechanisms, processes and relations by which companies are directed and controlled. Adopting both effective and efficient governance practices at the corporate level has…
  • Jan 20

    Why Do Managers Fight Shareholder Proposals? Evidence from No-Action Letter Decision

    Why Do Managers Fight Shareholder Proposals? Evidence from No-Action Letter Decision
    Corporate managers, by and large, are skeptical of shareholder proposals. A shareholder proposal, placed in the proxy statement by an activist shareholder, allows shareholders as a group to vote on a change in the company’s bylaws or…
Rank this Week: 82

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 21

    Recreational Marijuana Interest Fueling Real Estate Deal

    Recreational Marijuana Interest Fueling Real Estate Deal
    There was a time not very long ago that property owners were extremely wary of renting space to any type of marijuana business, for fear of running afoul of the federal government. Specifically, 18 U.S. Code Section 981 details the…
  • Jan 20

    Prohibiting Teen Access to Marijuana a Top Priority for Politicians, Pot Distributor

    Prohibiting Teen Access to Marijuana a Top Priority for Politicians, Pot Distributor
    Recreational marijuana is now legal in California. But that doesn’t mean it’s Ok for teens to use it for recreation, as there is evidence it can have negative health effects – and of course there is the risk of impaired…
  • Jan 19

    Medical Marijuana Access in Florida Limited, For Now

    Medical Marijuana Access in Florida Limited, For Now
    Medical marijuana dispensaries have been a common sight in L.A. for years – more than two decades, to be exact. So it’s tough to remember that in many parts of the country, these facilities are still having to wade gingerly…
Rank this Week: 508

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    President* Trump's Coming Supreme Court Nomination

    President* Trump's Coming Supreme Court Nomination
    We now know that conventions/norms about Supreme Court nominations are fluid (perhaps -- I hope to write something about this later this semester -- this occurs in times of regime instability/transition). We also know that politicians need to…
  • Jan 21

    What is the Shadow on Democracy?

    What is the Shadow on Democracy?
    Tom Ginsburg and Aziz Huq Is democracy in the United States at risk? This question has been posed by many sober and careful commentators, including Steven Levitsky, Dani Rodrik, and Masha Gessen. In a new article called entitled “How to…
  • Jan 20

    A tale of two inaugurals: on populism and democracy

    A tale of two inaugurals: on populism and democracy
    Donald Trump has been sworn in, and is now the President of the United States. His inauguration speech was notably and stridently populist.  While we have come to view populism as a newly-revived force of recent years, listening to Trump…
Rank this Week: 140

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Jan 21

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "God and the Secular Legal System" by Domingo

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "God and the Secular Legal System" by Domingo
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends God and the Secular Legal System by Rafael Domingo. Here is a description: This timely book offers a theistic approach to secular legal systems and demonstrates that these systems are neither agnostic nor…
  • Jan 21

    Download of the Week "Constitutional Truthmakers" by Green

    Download of the Week "Constitutional Truthmakers" by Green
    The Download of the Week is Constitutional Truthmakers by Christopher R. Green. Here is the abstract: Many disputes in constitutional theory—in particular, disputes over forms of originalism and non-originalism—would be far clearer if…
  • Jan 20

    Benvenisti & Versteeg on the External Dimensions of Constitution

    Benvenisti & Versteeg on the External Dimensions of Constitution
    Eyal Benvenisti and Mila Versteeg (University of Cambridge Faculty of Law and University of Virginia School of Law) have posted The External Dimensions of Constitutions (Virginia Journal of International Law, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the…
Rank this Week: 38

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Jan 21

    Abortion Rate in U.S. Falls to Lowest Level Since Roe v. Wade

    Abortion Rate in U.S. Falls to Lowest Level Since Roe v. Wade
    NPR (January 17, 2017): Abortion Rate in U.S. Falls to Lowest Level Since Roe v. Wade, by Sarah MacCammon: The Guttmacher Institute reports that the U.S. abortion rate fell to its lowest level since 1973. In 2014, the abortion rate...
  • Jan 10

    Pregnancy and the Brain

    Pregnancy and the Brain
    New York Times (Dec. 19, 2016): Pregnancy Changes the Brain in Ways That May Help Mothering, by Pam Belluck: A recent study notes that pregnancy works changes in the brain, specifically in the part that perceives the feelings of others....
  • Jan 4

    Americas' Highest Court Holds Forced Sterilization Violates Human Right

    Americas' Highest Court Holds Forced Sterilization Violates Human Right
    International Justice Center Resource Center (January 3, 2016): IACtHR Holds Bolivia Responsible for Forced Sterilization in Landmark Judgment: Last week, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights held that sterilization of a woman without…
Rank this Week: 165

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    Call for Papers: International Law in Crisi

    Call for Papers: International Law in Crisi
    The chairs of the section "International Law in Crisis" at the 11th Pan-European Conference on International Relations on "The Politics of International Studies in an Age of Crises" invite proposals for papers and panels. Here's the call:CALL…
  • Jan 20

    Call for Papers: Water-Energy-Food Nexus and Environmental Sustainability (Reminder)

    Call for Papers: Water-Energy-Food Nexus and Environmental Sustainability (Reminder)
    The Interest Group on International Environmental Law of the European Society of International Law has issued a call for papers for an agora proposal for ESIL's 2017 Annual Conference in Naples (or alternatively for a workshop to take place…
  • Jan 20

    New Issue: Climate Law

    New Issue: Climate Law
    The latest issue of Climate Law (Vol. 7, no. 1, 2017) is out. Contents include:Jonathan Verschuuren, Towards a Regulatory Design for Reducing Emissions from Agriculture: Lessons from Australia’s Carbon Farming Initiative
Rank this Week: 27

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jan 21

    Failing The Milo Test (Update)

    Failing The Milo Test (Update)
    It makes little sense to me to be proud of living one’s life in a bubble. No one would suggest that it’s wrong of Layla Schlack to choose not to read “Dangerous” when it comes out, but to announce that you’re…
  • Jan 21

    The Carnage Stops Here

    The Carnage Stops Here
    It was described as a “dark” inaugural speech, while protesters burned limos and the world’s most interesting trash can. President Trump called for the end of the “carnage.” Americans want great schools for their…
  • Jan 20

    Chevron Deference: Kill And Overkill

    Chevron Deference: Kill And Overkill
    There is no shortage of snarky retorts to the contention that the tripartite structure of government crafted by the framers has ceased to function as anticipated. It’s all because the other side, as everyone knows, that Congress…
Rank this Week: 40

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jan 21

    Bill Watch (Indiana): Current Legislation of Note

    Bill Watch (Indiana): Current Legislation of Note
    From IndyBar: The IndyBar Legislative Committee is currently monitoring the following family law related legislation. IndyBar members can request that the Legislative Committee track specific legislation by contacting committee chair Lawren…
  • Jan 20

    Court upholds $10K sanction for lawyer's alleged 'maelstrom of misconduct' in his divorce

    Court upholds $10K sanction for lawyer's alleged 'maelstrom of misconduct' in his divorce
    From The ABA Journal: A New York appeals court has upheld a $10,000 sanction for a former Mintz Levin associate for bad faith conduct in handling his own divorce. The appeals court said the judge who sanctioned Anthony Zappin in...
  • Jan 19

    Thurgood Marshall Center is a gem of a resource

    Thurgood Marshall Center is a gem of a resource
    From The Washington Post: Thurgood Marshall made a career of tearing down racial barriers. In 1935, he won a case in Maryland’s Court of Appeals ending segregation at the University of Maryland’s law school, which had rejected Marshall…
Rank this Week: 273

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
  • Jan 21

    The difference between Betsy DeVos and Past Education Secretarie

    The difference between Betsy DeVos and Past Education Secretarie
    I profiled the qualifications of two past education secretaries alongside the resume of Trump's nominee, Betsy DeVos' and the comparison is both stark and shocking.
  • Jan 20

    Now we care about how Steve Mnuchin at OneWest Bank handled foreclosures?

    Now we care about how Steve Mnuchin at OneWest Bank handled foreclosures?
    Trump's pick for Treasury Secretary is a good one. Yes, OneWest foreclosed more than it should have, but it also got better, becoming one of better servicers when modifying loans.
  • Jan 5

    So, this is what actually happened on Monday in Washington.

    So, this is what actually happened on Monday in Washington.
    The New York Times broke the story, hundreds followed and soon there were so many angry calls from constituents to their congressional representatives that House Republicans were forced to back down on an amendment they'd passed in a closed…
Rank this Week: 353

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers life insurance, disability insurance, and claims denial. By Mark S. Humphreys, P.C.

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 21

    Uninsured Claim And Extra-Contractual Damage

    Uninsured Claim And Extra-Contractual Damage
    Most insurance lawyers already know the law regarding uninsured (UIM) claims and extra-contractual damages.  A Dallas Court of Appeals opinion restates it.  The opinion is, In Re Geico Advantage Insurance Company and Celia Stefl.…
  • Jan 19

    ERISA – Is It Or Not?

    ERISA – Is It Or Not?
    Whether an insurance plan falls under ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) or not, is a question routinely asked.  However, it is not a question easily answered.  A Southern District, Galveston Division opinion…
  • Jan 17

    ERISA – Lawyers Fee

    ERISA – Lawyers Fee
    Lawyers who handle ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) claims need to read this opinion from the U. S. Western District, Austin Division.  The opinion is styled, Genevie Ilene Maley, et al. v. Minnesota Life Insurance Co. In…
Rank this Week: 778

On the Record

On the Record

Covers business, legal and government-related news. By The Daily Record.

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Jan 21

    Best Week, Worst Week: Outlook brighter for Evergreen; PG hospital suffers funding blow

    Best Week, Worst Week: Outlook brighter for Evergreen; PG hospital suffers funding blow
    Evergreen Health made strides this week in its effort to become a for-profit insurance company, while the proposed Prince George’s Regional Medical Center took a $22.5 million hit in the form of proposed budget cuts. Business writer…
  • Jan 20

    Supreme Court to weigh arrests at party in vacant DC house

    Supreme Court to weigh arrests at party in vacant DC house
    The party in the otherwise quiet Washington neighborhood had gotten loud by the time D.C. police officers Andre Parker and Anthony Campanale arrived. Several women were dressed only in bras and thongs, with money in their garter belts. The…
  • Jan 20

    Judge postpones consent decree hearing at DOJ request

    Judge postpones consent decree hearing at DOJ request
    A federal judge has postponed Tuesday’s scheduled hearing on the Baltimore consent decree at the request of the U.S. Department of Justice due to the “federal government’s change in administration.” The hearing,…
Rank this Week: 48

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 954

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Jan 21

    Rights & Protections Under the ACA

    Rights & Protections Under the ACA
    Here are a few consumer protections that Republicans will repeal: Requires insurance plans to cover people with pre-existing health conditions, including pregnancy, without charging more Provides free preventive care Gives young adults more…
  • Jan 20

    Scorecard for Trump

    Scorecard for Trump
    The Lancet, a top global medical journal based in the United Kingdom, published a “scorecard” evaluating what his policies could mean for public health.  The scorecard evaluates Trump’s stated policies according to the…
  • Jan 20

    Trumpcare is a Job Killer

    Trumpcare is a Job Killer
    When Obamacare became law, there was an incorrect assumption that it would be a job killer. In reality, jobs were created as a result of the Affordable Care Act helping lower the unemployment rate to 4.6% under Obama. A Kaiser Family…
Rank this Week: 56

Louisiana Personal Injury Lawyer…

Louisiana Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers legal news and case developments in personal injury. By Berniard Law Firm.

http://www.louisianapersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 897

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
Rank this Week: 578

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 34

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Jan 21

    Lincoln and Liberty/Rosin the Beau

    Lincoln and Liberty/Rosin the Beau
    This post from a few days ago included a video of Ronnie Gilbert singing Lincoln's campaign song, written by the Hutchinson Family Singers, which used the melody from the Irish song Rosin the Beau. But the Hutchinsons were far from...
  • Jan 20

    Law Students Seek Faculty Support Of Letter Opposing Andrew Puzder

    Law Students Seek Faculty Support Of Letter Opposing Andrew Puzder
    This just in: Resisting Injustice & Standing for Equality (RISE), a new law student organization started at NYU Law, is collecting signatures on a national law student & faculty sign-on letter opposing the nomination of CKE…
  • Jan 19

    The Debacle Unfolds at Charlotte Law School

    The Debacle Unfolds at Charlotte Law School
    Over the last 36 hours, Dean Jay Conison has informed the majority of the Charlotte Law School Faculty, perhaps two-thirds or more, that they are being fired. Yesterday, Department of Education Under Secretary Ted Mitchell sent an e-mail to…
Rank this Week: 117

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Jan 21

    Saturday Movie Blogging - The Founder

    Saturday Movie Blogging - The Founder
    I’ve been waiting for The Founder to open for months. Starring Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc, it tells the story of the founding of McDonald’s restaurants. As business junkies and professors know, McDonald’s was an innovation: it created…
  • Jan 20

    Thoughts on the Star Trek Fan Film Copyright Lawsuit

    Thoughts on the Star Trek Fan Film Copyright Lawsuit
    A copyright lawsuit against Star Trek fan film creator Axanar Productions is going to trial this month. CBS and Paramount alleged infringement after Axanar raised over $1 million to produce a freely downloadable Star Trek movie and a…
  • Jan 20

    Signing Kate Grace

    Signing Kate Grace
    If you were at the SEALS Conference panel on crowdfunding last summer, you heard me talk a bit about women’s athletic apparel company Oiselle and the interesting running team part of their business. In addition to building a team of...
Rank this Week: 153

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Jan 21

    Court Orders New Trial – Jury Disregarded Expert Testimony

    Court Orders New Trial – Jury Disregarded Expert Testimony
    In Kempson v. Casey, No. E2015-02184-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Nov. 2, 2016), the Court of Appeals vacated a jury’s finding of no damages for a plaintiff who presented uncontroverted expert proof regarding injuries he alleged to have…
  • Jan 20

    Father Had Duty to Hold Ladder for Son During RV Exterior Cleaning

    Father Had Duty to Hold Ladder for Son During RV Exterior Cleaning
    In Hoynacki v. Hoynacki, No. E2015-02084-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Oct. 31, 2016), the Court of Appeals overturned summary judgment in a case about whether a dad had a duty to hold or stabilize a ladder for his son. Defendant father owned an…
  • Jan 19

    Certificate of Good Faith Required When Expert Must Prove Causation

    Certificate of Good Faith Required When Expert Must Prove Causation
    In Redick v. Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, No. M2016-00428-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Oct. 26, 2016), the Court addressed the need for a certificate of good faith in an HCLA (f/k/a Tennessee medical malpractice) claim when the breach of duty…
Rank this Week: 367

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    "Mary Kills People" - New TV Series on Underground Physician Aid in Dying

    "Mary Kills People" - New TV Series on Underground Physician Aid in Dying
    A new video series has just been launched in Canada: "Mary Kills People."   This is a character-driven, six-part television event follows Dr. Mary Harris – An overworked single mother and ER doctor who also moonlights as an…
  • Jan 20

    Montana Tackles Medical Decision Making for the Unbefriended

    Montana Tackles Medical Decision Making for the Unbefriended
    Senator OlszerskiFollowing the model of recent legislation in Colorado, Montana is now considering a bill (S.B. 92) that outlines a mechanism for authorizing medical treatment for incapacitated patients with no available authorized surrogate…
  • Jan 19

    Terri Schiavo Archive at Ave Maria University

    Terri Schiavo Archive at Ave Maria University
    Ave Maria University has opened its archive of court filings and documents surrounding Terri Schiavo’s case. The Terri Schiavo Archive contains documents and court filings related to the Terri Schiavo case. The collection includes…
Rank this Week: 266

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Covers trade dress, trademark, design patent and counterfeiting issues in the fashion industry. By New York Law School.

http://www.caseclothesed.com/
Rank this Week: 704

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

Provides global food safety news & information. By Marler Clark LLP, PS.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Jan 20

    Faces of Food Safety: Meet Sabrina King of the USDA

    Faces of Food Safety: Meet Sabrina King of the USDA
    Editor’s note: This is a recent installment in a series of employee profiles being published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Sabrina King is an enforcement, investigations and analysis officer (EIAO), serving the Office of Field…
  • Jan 20

    Frozen ‘@ease’ chicken meal starters recalled in seven state

    Frozen ‘@ease’ chicken meal starters recalled in seven state
    More than half a ton of “@ease” brand frozen chicken meal starter products are under recall because they contain undeclared allergens that could cause serious or life-threatening reactions in people with sensitivities to eggs,…
  • Jan 20

    Fresh, cored pineapple recalled for possible Listeria risk

    Fresh, cored pineapple recalled for possible Listeria risk
    A grocery chain in the Twin Cities area is recalling fresh-cut, cored pineapple that an unnamed supplier has recalled because of potential contamination with Listeria. It is not known what other retailers, restaurants or institutions may have…
Rank this Week: 101

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Jan 20

    Insurance Bulletins Can Help Consumers Looking for Full Recovery

    Insurance Bulletins Can Help Consumers Looking for Full Recovery
    Rarely do insurance commissioner bulletins warn insurance companies of paying too much or that consumers are not entitled to insurance benefits. Most departments of insurance only write bulletins because insurance company adjusters pay far…
  • Jan 19

    It Never Rains in Southern California (but it pours)

    It Never Rains in Southern California (but it pours)
    Mario Lopez was a guest host on the Today show the other day, and described his recent property loss where his backyard collapsed into the street. Photos of the loss are available on Mr. Lopez’ Instagram or the Los Angeles Times.…
  • Jan 18

    Assignment of Benefits and the 2017 Florida Legislative Session

    Assignment of Benefits and the 2017 Florida Legislative Session
    The 2017 Florida Legislative Session does not start until March 7th but committee weeks have begun in both Chambers. As a member of the Florida House of Representatives, I have been assigned to the following committees: Civil Justice &…
Rank this Week: 278

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 20

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Call for Applications: the 2017 Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research at the Woodrow Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Program.  "The Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (SICAR) is a multi-day…
  • Jan 20

    Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald J. Trump

    Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald J. Trump
    The Organization of American Historians has long has a lectureship program, with speakers contributing their fee to the OAH.  It has now launched a new initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald J. Trump:The 2016…
  • Jan 20

    IRBs and Oral History

    IRBs and Oral History
    We quote from an update from the Organization of American Historians:On January 19 the federal government issued its final rule governing Institutional Review Boards (IRB) which "explicitly removes" oral history and journalism from the…
Rank this Week: 95

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Jan 20

    A new presidential administration

    A new presidential administration
    Donald Trump’s inaugural address missed the mark a bit in discussing the oath of office, and would have profited by a mention or two of the Constitution, I argue at Cato at Liberty. Meanwhile, my colleague Ilya Shapiro has this send-off…
  • Jan 20

    On exiting, Nanny dims the light

    On exiting, Nanny dims the light
    “With midnight regulation, Obama Energy Department just outlawed your three-way bulb,” reports Tim Carney at the Washington Examiner. The new rule, announced Thursday on the departing administration’s last full day,…
  • Jan 20

    About that “Mnuchin’s bank foreclosed on widow over 27 cents” tale

    About that “Mnuchin’s bank foreclosed on widow over 27 cents” tale
    Last month Politico reported that Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin’s bank “filed to take a 90-year-old woman’s house after a 27-cent payment error.” Ted Frank writes that four minutes of fact checking would…
Rank this Week: 18

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Justice v. Internal Revenue Service 16-786 Issue: What constitutes a “return” for purposes of bankruptcy. The post Petition of the day appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
  • Jan 20

    Potential nominee profile: Thomas Lee

    Potential nominee profile: Thomas Lee
    Thomas Lee has a storied pedigree in both his home state of Utah and the legal field. His father, Rex Lee, served as the U.S. solicitor general and the president of Brigham Young University. Lee’s brother, Mike, serves as a U.S. senator…
  • Jan 20

    This week’s oral argument audio and transcripts now available on Oyez

    This week’s oral argument audio and transcripts now available on Oyez
    Oyez has posted audio and transcripts from this week’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The court heard argument this week in: Lynch v. Dimaya Midland Funding v. Johnson Lee v. Tam Ziglar v. Abbasi The post This week’s oral…
Rank this Week: 10

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Jan 20

    Trump Signs Executive Order To Roll Back Obamacare

    Trump Signs Executive Order To Roll Back Obamacare
    President Donald Trump wasted no time in chipping away at the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (sometimes called "ACA" or "Obamacare"), signing an executive order giving federal agencies the authority and discretion to roll back…
  • Jan 19

    What You Need To Know About Inauguration Day, Including Who Picks Up The Tab

    What You Need To Know About Inauguration Day, Including Who Picks Up The Tab
    On Friday, January 20, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Here's what you need to know about the history, tradition, and rules surrounding Inauguration Day, including who picks up the tab.
  • Jan 19

    Obama Pardons Former Studio 54 Owner, Baseball Hall Of Famers On Tax Charge

    Obama Pardons Former Studio 54 Owner, Baseball Hall Of Famers On Tax Charge
    In 1980, Ian Schrager, a former co-owner of the storied Studio 54 disco, was sentenced to jail time following a conviction for federal tax evasion. This year, however, Schrager got a second chance when he was granted a presidential pardon.
Rank this Week: 593

New York Personal Injury Attorneys…

New York Personal Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers auto accidents, civil rights, construction accidents and personal injury. By Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    Construction fatalities on the rise in New York State

    Construction fatalities on the rise in New York State
    464 hard hats died in construction accidents in New York State between the beginning of 2006 and the end of 2016. 55 of them died in 2015. Construction is the second most dangerous industry in NY Sate after the agricultural industry. In…
  • Jan 19

    New York Personal Injury Lawyer Richard Steigman to chair the NYSTLA “2017 CPLR Update”

    New York Personal Injury Lawyer Richard Steigman to chair the NYSTLA “2017 CPLR Update”
    Our partner, NY injury attorney Richard Steigman will be the chair of the “2017 CPLR Update” seminar organized by the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. The Co chair will be Judge Ariel E. Belen (Ret.), JAMS…
  • Jan 18

    Potential medical malpractice and technical risks faced by hospitals in 2007

    Potential medical malpractice and technical risks faced by hospitals in 2007
    As healthcare evolves so does medical malpractice. The ECRI Institute just published its 2017 Top 10 Hospital C-suite Watch List. Here are the top 10 issues and technical challenges faced by hospitals in 2017. LIQUID BIOPSIES Liquid…
Rank this Week: 878

The Legal Reader

The Legal Reader

Discusses product liability law and lawsuits.

http://legalreader.com/
  • Jan 20

    Florida Residents At Risk in Takata Airbag Recall

    Florida Residents At Risk in Takata Airbag Recall
    Faulty Takata airbags mark the biggest automotive recall in U.S. history to date. Florida residents are at the greatest risk. The post Florida Residents At Risk in Takata Airbag Recall appeared first on Legal Reader.
  • Jan 20

    Settlement Reached Over Secret Service Racial Discrimination Allegation

    Settlement Reached Over Secret Service Racial Discrimination Allegation
    A lengthy lawsuit against the Secret Service for committing racial discrimination against African-American agents is coming to a close, seemingly trial-free. Encompassing more than 100 agents, the Department of Homeland Security, and the…
  • Jan 20

    St. Clair County Reaches Verdicts in 11 Civil Case

    St. Clair County Reaches Verdicts in 11 Civil Case
    St. Clair County has awarded almost $15.5 million to seven plaintiffs in 2016 with 11 civil cases reaching a verdict last year. The post St. Clair County Reaches Verdicts in 11 Civil Cases appeared first on Legal Reader.
Rank this Week: 212

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    Consumer Report Reveals How Brokerage Firms Misrepresent Their Service

    Consumer Report Reveals How Brokerage Firms Misrepresent Their Service
    Brokers offer financial advice to and transact a variety of securities on behalf of millions of investor households. Millions of Americans rely on their brokers to make complex long-term decisions about their retirement and long-term savings…
  • Jan 20

    BROKER REPORT: Financial Advisor Matthew Meehan

    BROKER REPORT: Financial Advisor Matthew Meehan
    The securities fraud attorneys at Malecki Law are interested in hearing from investors who have complaints against stockbroker Matthew Meehan.  Mr. Meehan was last employed and registered with E.J. Sterling, LLC, a Garden City, New York,…
  • Jan 18

    BlackRock Charged By SEC For Removing Whistleblower Incentives In Employee Separation Agreement

    BlackRock Charged By SEC For Removing Whistleblower Incentives In Employee Separation Agreement
    BlackRock has been charged by the SEC with removing whistleblower incentives in their separation agreements with employees, per the SEC. According to the Commission, BlackRock’s charges stemmed from allegations that the company forced…
Rank this Week: 547

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Jan 20

    Inauguration Special: Can President Trump Punish Companies for Offshoring by Imposing a 35% Tariff on Their Exports to the U.S.?

    Inauguration Special: Can President Trump Punish Companies for Offshoring by Imposing a 35% Tariff on Their Exports to the U.S.?
    Prior to his inauguration, President Trump threatened companies considering establishing plants outside the U.S. with a 35% tariff on their exports to the U.S. Carrier, Toyota, General Motors, Ford, and BMW have been targets of the threats.…
  • Jan 19

    Will Trump Reinvigorate NAFTA?

    Will Trump Reinvigorate NAFTA?
    A few people I know who are big supporters of North American integration worried a bit about what the TPP might do to NAFTA. To some extent, it seemed as though NAFTA would get folded into the TPP. If that...
  • Jan 19

    U.S. Complaint about British Columbian Wine Measure

    U.S. Complaint about British Columbian Wine Measure
    Here's the latest WTO complaint, brought by the U.S. against various British Columbian measures governing the sale of wine in grocery stores: The BC wine measures provide advantages to BC wine through the granting of exclusive access to a…
Rank this Week: 366

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

Covers bankruptcy, chapter 7, chapter 13, credit reports, foreclosures, and asset protection.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Jan 20

    Donald Trump Business Bankruptcies. A Summary.

    Donald Trump Business Bankruptcies. A Summary.
    Did Donald Trump ever file for bankruptcy?  The answer is no, he has not ever filed a personal bankruptcy, but his business interests have sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on six occasions. Chapter 11 is a reorganization, normally…
  • Jan 19

    Who gets the diamond when bankruptcy is filed?

    Who gets the diamond when bankruptcy is filed?
    State law and the intent of the parties govern who get the diamond ring when a bankruptcy is filed by the bride.
  • Jan 18

    Will the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act be extended?

    Will the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act be extended?
    The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act became federal law in 2007. It allowed taxpayers to avoid income taxes on unpaid mortgage debt, including debt reduced through short sale, mortgage modification or foreclosure. The original Act…
Rank this Week: 52

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

Denise Howell and guests discuss technology law. From the TWiT netcast network.

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jan 20

    TWiL 373: The Krusty Krab Doctrine

    TWiL 373: The Krusty Krab Doctrine
    Obama commutes Chelsea Manning's sentence, a company is fined $200,000 for illegal drone flights, the Slants case in the Supreme Court, IP lessons from SpongeBob Squarepants, and more! Hosts: Denise Howell, J. Michael Keyes, and Emory Roane…
  • Jan 6

    TWiL 372: Santà Faire

    TWiL 372: Santà Faire
    Ransomware that turns off after reading 2 articles about ransomware, the Axanar case moves forward, Santa gets a wardrobe upgrade and a lawsuit. Plus, your smart home device may be invading your privacy. Hosts: Denise Howell and Emory Roane…
  • Dec 30

    TWiL 371: The Best of 2016

    TWiL 371: The Best of 2016
    Join Denise Howell, Emory Roane and Mike Keyes for the the top moments of 2016! Hosts: Denise Howell, J. Michael Keyes, and Emory Roane Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-law.Public list of discussion…
Rank this Week: 396

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/
  • Jan 20

    2d DCA pro tem assignment

    2d DCA pro tem assignment
    The following are currently sitting on assignment:Judge Allan Goodman (Retired) of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division Two until March 31, 2017.Judge Rupa Goswami of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be…
  • Jan 20

    Goodwin Liu: In Praise of Judicial Federalism

    Goodwin Liu: In Praise of Judicial Federalism
    That's the title of an article in yesterday's Recorder here, by Justice Liu, in which he concludes:When it comes to some of the most basic constitutional guarantees, state and federal courts are engaged in a common enterprise of American…
  • Jan 19

    Justice Kennedy comes to ABTL program Feb. 9

    Justice Kennedy comes to ABTL program Feb. 9
    The Association of Business Trial Lawyers - Los Angeles Chapter presents An Evening with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on February 9 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Reception at 6, dinner & program 7 to 9 p.m.…
Rank this Week: 536

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

Covers investment fraud involving auction-rate securities, credit rating agencies, hedge funds and mortgage-backed securities. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
Rank this Week: 233

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jan 20

    Call For Proposals, Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting @rejburns @inthesetimesmag

    Call For Proposals, Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting @rejburns @inthesetimesmag
    From Rebecca Burns, In These Times Magazine: Call for proposals: Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting The Goodman Institute is currently seeking proposals for investigative stories that serve the public interest. The…
  • Jan 19

    Menell on the Oracle v. Google Litigation and Copyright Law

    Menell on the Oracle v. Google Litigation and Copyright Law
    Peter S. Menell, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, has published Rise of the API Copyright Dead?: An Updated Epitaph for Copyright Protection of Network and Functional Features of Computer Software. Here is the abstract.…
  • Jan 16

    A New Blog About Fashion and Law, From Two Canadian Law Student

    A New Blog About Fashion and Law, From Two Canadian Law Student
    Two Osgoode Hall law students, Saba Samarian and Alessia Monastero, have launched a fashion law blog, Unprecedentedly Chic. It's aimed at the non-lawyer who wants to understand legal issues that have an impact on fashion and related…
Rank this Week: 206