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Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    Surveillance nation

    Surveillance nation
    You are being watched and tracked all of the time. Do you care? From Fox:The Justice Department has acknowledged constructing a database to track the movements of millions of vehicles across the U.S. in real time. The program, whose…
  • Jan 26

    Rare view inside the Supreme Court during protest

    Rare view inside the Supreme Court during protest
  • Jan 22

    “No one is buying a judge for $500. But it could buy you a continuance down the road.”

    “No one is buying a judge for $500. But it could buy you a continuance down the road.”
    That was one Florida Judge running for re-election back in 2002 (see par. 46). The Supreme Court heard argument this week on whether judges running for election in Florida should be able to personally solicit campaign contributions. …
Rank this Week: 125

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Jacksonville criminal law and criminal defense issues. By The Mussallem Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
  • Jan 27

    Driver facing fourth DUI charge for crash that injured teens pushing stalled car

    Driver facing fourth DUI charge for crash that injured teens pushing stalled car
    A man with three previous DUIs is charged with multiple felonies for a crashing into a stalled car and injuring two teens trying to push the car off the road. The teens, 14 and 17, were both injured in the crash, according to a report in the…
  • Jan 25

    Pastor, now living in Kansas, arrested on Jacksonville Sex Crimes charge from two decades ago

    Pastor, now living in Kansas, arrested on Jacksonville Sex Crimes charge from two decades ago
    A pastor now living in Kansas is facing life in prison, following his arrest for sexual battery on a child that allegedly occurred more than 20 years ago. The man was arrested after he met with the victim at a Daytona Beach restaurant,…
  • Jan 22

    Jacksonville corrections officer arrested on theft charge

    Jacksonville corrections officer arrested on theft charge
    A longtime corrections officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office was arrested this month as part of a food stamp fraud investigation. The man is accused of buying food stamps at half price and then using them to buy food in…
Rank this Week: 963

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Jan 27

    Cornerstone Research: Securities Suit Filings Holding Steady But Cases Are Smaller and Involve Smaller Companie

    Cornerstone Research: Securities Suit Filings Holding Steady But Cases Are Smaller and Involve Smaller Companie
    The number of securities class action lawsuit filings in 2014 was about the same as in 2013, but the cases that were filed were smaller than in the past, according to the annual securities litigation report from Cornerstone Research. However,…
  • Jan 27

    Germany in January

    Germany in January
    The D&O Diary was on assignment in Germany this past week, with stops for meetings in Cologne and for a conference in Frankfurt. January, it turns out, is a less than optimal month in which to visit Northern Europe. The conditions are…
  • Jan 22

    Executive Compensation: Do Clawbacks Lead to Certain Types of Earnings Manipulation?

    Executive Compensation: Do Clawbacks Lead to Certain Types of Earnings Manipulation?
    When Congress enacted stiff executive compensation clawbacks as part of the Dodd-Frank Act, the assumption was that the adoption of these kinds of measures would reduce the number of corporate restatements and increase investor confidence in…
Rank this Week: 419

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jan 27

    Foreign Agent-Client Privilege?

    Foreign Agent-Client Privilege?
    by Dennis Crouch A bedrock of U.S. legal practice is attorney-client privilege that allows a party to keep certain communications secret.  This is an important exception to the broad discovery that is ordinarily permitted in…
  • Jan 26

    Next Up: Lighting Ballast

    Next Up: Lighting Ballast
    In Teva v Sandoz, the Supreme Court held that a district court’s factual conclusion supporting a claim construction determination should be reviewed de novo on appeal.  In the expected follow-up, the Supreme Court has now…
  • Jan 26

    Delano Farms v. California Table Grape Commission (Fed. Cir. 2015)

    Delano Farms v. California Table Grape Commission (Fed. Cir. 2015)
    by Dennis Crouch Like their utility and design patent brethren, plant patents must also satisfy the patentability requirements of Section 102 and 103 of the Patent Act. In Delano Farms v. California Table Grape Commission (Fed. Cir.…
Rank this Week: 97

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jan 27

    Is the Digital Taxman Headed to Canada?

    Is the Digital Taxman Headed to Canada?
    While some of these claims stem from the ongoing fear of marketplace disruption from Netflix, the tax fairness argument is a good one. In fact, many other countries or tax jurisdictions have either instituted sales taxes on foreign digital…
  • Jan 27

    Is the Digital Taxman Headed to Canada?

    Is the Digital Taxman Headed to Canada?
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on January 24, 2015 as Is the Digital Taxman Headed to Canada? As e-commerce and online digital services command a growing share of the market, it comes as little surprise to find the government angling to claim…
  • Jan 20

    Stream On?: How Canadian Law Views Online Streaming Video

    Stream On?: How Canadian Law Views Online Streaming Video
    The misuse of Canada's new copyright notice-and-notice system has attracted considerable media and political attention over the past week. With revelations that some rights holders are requiring Internet providers to send notifications that…
Rank this Week: 315

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Covers medical malpractice cases, news and issues with a focus on Illinois. From Levin & Perconti.

http://medicalmalpractice.levinperconti.com/
  • Jan 27

    “Tort Reform” May be on the Horizon for Illinoi

    “Tort Reform” May be on the Horizon for Illinoi
    Illinois' Supreme Court has previously struck down tort reform measures like medical malpractice damages caps as unconstitutional because they violate our state Constitution's separation of powers provisions. This has allowed those injured by…
  • Jan 23

    FDA Warns Against Keepsake Ultrasound

    FDA Warns Against Keepsake Ultrasound
    Expectant mothers have many safety concerns to consider. During pregnancy there are all the prescriptions as to what sorts of food, drink, and behavior may have an effect on the developing fetus. Then comes concerns about the safest way to…
  • Jan 20

    A Risky Situation: FDA Drug Approvals at 18-Year High

    A Risky Situation: FDA Drug Approvals at 18-Year High
    The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the agency responsible for determining whether drugs are safe enough to be used in the United States. On one hand, a speedy approval process is good in that it can provide people who may…
Rank this Week: 428

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

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

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 49

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • Jan 27

    Transitioning from LLCs to Limited Partnership

    Transitioning from LLCs to Limited Partnership
    The following post was taken from our January newsletter. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter. We have previously written to you about the problem that limited liability companies have with creditor protection after the January 1, 2014,…
  • Jan 22

    How to Make Your Irrevocable Trust Flexible

    How to Make Your Irrevocable Trust Flexible
    The following post was taken from our January newsletter. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter. Irrevocable trusts are sometimes intimidating.  Why would I want to set up a trust that I can't revoke?  Even though you cannot…
  • Jan 20

    Chicago Company Gets $2M Fine for Tax Fraud

    Chicago Company Gets $2M Fine for Tax Fraud
    This goes under the category of the more people you involve in your tax fraud, the more likely you are to come to the attention of the government.   On January 15, 2015, a federal judge imposed a $2.1 million fine against a Chicago-based…
Rank this Week: 762

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 27

    Is Law School Transparency a Reliable Source for Information?

    Is Law School Transparency a Reliable Source for Information?
    Did you know that KU Law charges $21,173 for in-state, resident tuition? That Iowa Law charges $51,864 for non-resident tuition? Did you know that the interest rates for graduate federal direct loans are 7.1% and 8.1%? Well I hope you...
  • Jan 27

    How Law Professors Use Twitter

    How Law Professors Use Twitter
    Given some sharp comments after my last post about law professors using Twitter, I decided to see if there's anything the data has to say about it. The comments I've seen are generally of the type that professors merely use...
  • Jan 26

    New Career-Planning Information for Prospective Lawyers from Law School Transparency

    New Career-Planning Information for Prospective Lawyers from Law School Transparency
    Many of us have become more forceful in recent years in urging prospective and current students to give serious thought both before and during law school to the use to which they intend to put their law degrees. I regularly...
Rank this Week: 118

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 27

    Suing Current Client Is Non-Waivable Conflict

    Suing Current Client Is Non-Waivable Conflict
    An indefinite suspension with the right to apply for reinstatement after six months was imposed by the Maryland Court of Appeals. The attorney was retained by a couple to pursue a claim arising from a motor vehicle accident and ended...
  • Jan 27

    Judge Learns Valuable Lesson

    Judge Learns Valuable Lesson
    The North Carolina Supreme Court has approved a public reprimand of a general court of justice judge for misconduct in handling a divorce involving a member of the Armed Services who was stationed in South Korea. The judge's violations a....
  • Jan 27

    Improper Withdrawal Leads To Remand

    Improper Withdrawal Leads To Remand
    The North Carolina Court of Appeals held that an attorney improperly withdrew from representation of a client in a termination of parental rights case In the present case, the record is devoid of any evidence whatsoever that Respondent…
Rank this Week: 245

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    Expert’s “Petal-Plucking Exercise” Warrants Exclusion of Comparable License

    Expert’s “Petal-Plucking Exercise” Warrants Exclusion of Comparable License
    The court granted defendants' motion to exclude the testimony of plaintiff's damages expert regarding non-comparable licenses. "[The expert's] thinking here is hard to follow. She identifies five documents as the core of the market analysis…
  • Jan 26

    Patent Employing Mathematical Formula for Real-Time Traffic Tracking Not Invalid Under Alice

    Patent Employing Mathematical Formula for Real-Time Traffic Tracking Not Invalid Under Alice
    The court denied without prejudice plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction precluding the sales of defendant's traffic sensor products, but rejected defendant's argument regarding lack of patentable subject matter. "Claiming the…
  • Jan 23

    Data Storage and Digital Content Access Patents Not Invalid Under Alice

    Data Storage and Digital Content Access Patents Not Invalid Under Alice
    The magistrate judge recommended denying defendants' motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's data storage and digital content access patents were invalid for lack of patentable subject matter because they addressed unique problems…
Rank this Week: 494

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 75

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Jan 27

    Politics and Patent Reform: The Baby is in Danger in this Bathwater

    Politics and Patent Reform: The Baby is in Danger in this Bathwater
    It might now be said that, in the United States, reward for innovation is another “loss” to be eliminated or minimized. Watch out inventors. Instead of address and study what should be done about supposedly offending actions,…
  • Jan 27

    Google receives U.S. patent for medical emergency response drone

    Google receives U.S. patent for medical emergency response drone
    Today’s Companies We Follow profile of Google starts with a look at some intriguingly diverse technologies protected by patents recently issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. One patent protects a navigational system for…
  • Jan 26

    Patent Properties launches patent licensing subscription service

    Patent Properties launches patent licensing subscription service
    At the heart of the Patent Utility is an advanced semantic search engine that identifies the technologies that are relevant to any individual business or entity. The analytical processes behind the semantic search engine will capture…
Rank this Week: 324

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Jan 27

    Golf and the romance of pre-urbanized society: Part 2, One vast golf course

    Golf and the romance of pre-urbanized society: Part 2, One vast golf course
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith I like going there for golf. America’s one vast golf course these days. Edward VIII Better than playing well is looking good Yesterday’s post teed off our examination…
  • Jan 26

    Golf and the romance of pre-urbanized society: Part 1, A good walk spoiled

    Golf and the romance of pre-urbanized society: Part 1, A good walk spoiled
    By: David A. Smith Golf is a good walk spoiled. Mark Twain When scanning Google Earth to research my lengthy posts of bucolic Belmont and meadowy Milton, I was struck how among the few landmarks readily identifiable from even very high…
  • Jan 23

    Aiding and a-bedding? Part 4, In an hour, you won’t want them to

    Aiding and a-bedding? Part 4, In an hour, you won’t want them to
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith Jack Bellicec: What are you talking about? A space flower? Nancy Bellicec: Well why not a space flower? Why do we always expect metal ships?…
Rank this Week: 413

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    DC's Best Kept Secret

    DC's Best Kept Secret
    What with all the reports of how well Open Enrollment v2.0 has been going, it's no wonder the folks in charge want to keep this under wraps:"It will cost the federal government – taxpayers, that is – $50,000 for every person who…
  • Jan 26

    Solution for Austerity Cuts in Health Care

    Solution for Austerity Cuts in Health Care
    If your government is running out of money and cutting services to balance the budget, what do you do?Elect a liberal.Greece has been teetering on bankruptcy for years thanks to too much government and too many social give away programs. All…
  • Jan 26

    CoOpportunity assumes room temp

    CoOpportunity assumes room temp
    Last month, we reported on the travails of Iowa's CoOpportunity Health, a start-up recently taken over by Hawkeye State regulators. FoIB Josh Archambault tips us that they've now been shuttered:"Iowa’s insurance regulator plans to shut…
Rank this Week: 577

On the Record

On the Record

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

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Jan 27

    Lockheed Martin breaks slide with 4thQ result

    Lockheed Martin breaks slide with 4thQ result
    The largest U.S. government contractor said fourth-quarter sales rose 8.6 percent, ending a streak of nine quarterly declines because of federal budget cuts.
  • Jan 27

    What to look for in McCormick’s year-end result

    What to look for in McCormick’s year-end result
    McCormick & Co. will unveil its fourth-quarter financial results Wednesday morning. Morningstar analyst Erin Lash said she will be looking for a few things.
  • Jan 27

    Under Armour names Ruppe to lead footwear division

    Under Armour names Ruppe to lead footwear division
    Under Armour named Peter Ruppe its senior vice president of footwear Tuesday, putting him in charge of all footwear strategy, merchandising and development.
Rank this Week: 146

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 856

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Jan 27

    Tuesday Lobbying and Campaign Finance News Update

    Tuesday Lobbying and Campaign Finance News Update
    Lobbying Indiana: “House Education Chair Robert Behning Backs Off Lobbying Plan” by Tom LoBianco for Indianapolis Star Kentucky: “Record $18M Continued on Next Page
  • Jan 26

    North Dakota Bills Would Create Annual Legislative Session

    North Dakota Bills Would Create Annual Legislative Session
    Bills have been filed in both chambers of the North Dakota Legislature advocating for annual legislative sessions. Senate Bill 2247 Continued on Next Page
  • Jan 26

    Government Tech and Social Media Report

    Government Tech and Social Media Report
    “Google Reveals its Innovation Lab for Government” by Jason Shueh in Government Technology. “The Federal Government May be Unpopular, but Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 655

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 47

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 67

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Jan 27

    Jan. 26 at the Faruqi sex harassment trial: NSFW!

    Jan. 26 at the Faruqi sex harassment trial: NSFW!
    NOTE: Thanks to an attorney reader, who suggested last week that I put my Faruqi trial updates in separate posts to make it easier for people to find them on Google and other search engines. I thought that was a good idea, so I’ll do…
  • Jan 23

    Another employer pays for “Sorry, I can’t go”

    Another employer pays for “Sorry, I can’t go”
    Last October, I posted about a consent decree entered into between Wal-Mart and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in which Wal-Mart agreed to pay $72,500 to candidate for a store job in Maryland whose offer was withdrawn because…
  • Jan 23

    Two big sexual harassment cases: where the employers went wrong

    Two big sexual harassment cases: where the employers went wrong
    As an employer, what can you do to protect yourself when one employee claims severe sexual harassment and the other party denies it or claims it was all consensual? The Marchuk v. Faruqi & Faruqi trial (daily updates here) is far from…
Rank this Week: 675

UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

Covers UK and European human rights cases and laws. By 1 Crown Office Row.

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • Jan 27

    Introducing… the Human Rights Information Project

    Introducing… the Human Rights Information Project
    Some exciting news. I have a new project. The aim is to change the face of human rights. I am looking for a paid Researcher/Project Coordinator to help me build it. Interested? Click here for the job description and how to…
  • Jan 23

    TTIP – more “foreign” judges criticising “our” laws?

    TTIP – more “foreign” judges criticising “our” laws?
    Last week, on 15 January 2015, TTIP was debated in the House of Commons – see here. It is important for us all, but why? TTIP stands for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, a proposed trade agreement…
  • Jan 22

    The Changing Face of the European Court of Human Rights: Public Lecture by Judge Paul Mahoney

    The Changing Face of the European Court of Human Rights: Public Lecture by Judge Paul Mahoney
    Thursday 5 February 2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta as well as the 50th anniversary of the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London. To commemorate both of these milestones, the Human Rights Collegium at Queen Mary…
Rank this Week: 449

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Jan 27

    Injured Worker’s Personal Problems Lead To Dangerous Workers Comp Claim

    Injured Worker’s Personal Problems Lead To Dangerous Workers Comp Claim
    There are classes of comp claims that start as ordinary reports of injury but quickly turn into claims nightmares. Among these is the younger worker claim in which an otherwise healthy person develops an inexplicably complicated claim. An…
  • Jan 27

    Oregon WCD Moves on Industry Notice

    Oregon WCD Moves on Industry Notice
    Officials with the Oregon Workers Compensation Division (WCD) recently released the following update….  To: Insurers, third-party administrators, attorneys, injured workers and WCD all staff  Subject: Spurger v. SAIF and…
  • Jan 26

    The MSA Process: To Review Or Not To Review

    The MSA Process: To Review Or Not To Review
    In William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, Prince Hamlet of Denmark agonizes over his sanity and speaks one of the most famous lines in English literature, “To be, or not to be, that is the question!”  While the Prince…
Rank this Week: 356

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Jan 27

    Plutocracy watch: Koch Brothers want to buy a President

    Plutocracy watch: Koch Brothers want to buy a President
    In an actual democratic society, such shenanigans would be illegal, and in a society committed to human well-being their money would be confiscated and spent on human needs.
  • Jan 27

    Blast from the past: "On David Publishing"

    Blast from the past: "On David Publishing"
    I still get an e-mail per month from students or faculty warned off this operation after seeing this post.
  • Jan 27

    Mathematical brilliance out of nowhere

    Mathematical brilliance out of nowhere
    Can anyone think of anything comparable in philosophy? I can't. UPDATE: Mark Tushnet, a law professor at Harvard, writes: "Of course I don’t understand his paper, but there’s a great line in it. After proving that the upper bound…
Rank this Week: 133

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

Covers Indian law and politics. By the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law.

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 27

    MSU Law Talk Today — Seven Generations: Reflecting on Our Past to Achieve Justice for Our Tomorrow

    MSU Law Talk Today — Seven Generations: Reflecting on Our Past to Achieve Justice for Our Tomorrow
    Seven Generations: Reflecting on Our Past to Achieve Justice for Our Tomorrow MSU Law’s Diversity Consortium and Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) Tuesday, January 27th 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM MSU College of Law, Room…
  • Jan 27

    Idaho SCT Decides ICWA Active Efforts Case

    Idaho SCT Decides ICWA Active Efforts Case
    Here is the opinion for In re Jane Doe. An excerpt: Jane Doe appeals from an order terminating her parental rights to her son, TSD. Because TSD is an “Indian child” as that term is defined by the Indian Child … Continue…
  • Jan 27

    Atlantic: “Genetic Testing and Tribal Identity”

    Atlantic: “Genetic Testing and Tribal Identity”
    Here. An excerpt: But figuring out where your ancestors came from becomes complicated when it entails a legacy of exclusion of displacement. Tribes each have important cultural histories, that include their origin stories. Many of their…
Rank this Week: 292

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 572

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 27

    Addressing the Lack of Transparency in the Security-Based Swap Market

    Addressing the Lack of Transparency in the Security-Based Swap Market
    Editor's Note: Luis A. Aguilar is a Commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This post is based on Commissioner Aguilar’s remarks at a recent open meeting of the SEC; the full text, including footnotes, is available…
  • Jan 27

    The Threat to the Economy and Society from Activism and Short-Termism Updated

    The Threat to the Economy and Society from Activism and Short-Termism Updated
    Editor's Note: Martin Lipton is a founding partner of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and matters affecting corporate policy and strategy. This post is based on a Wachtell Lipton memorandum by Mr.…
  • Jan 27

    Forum-Selection Bylaws Refracted Through an Agency Len

    Forum-Selection Bylaws Refracted Through an Agency Len
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Deborah A. DeMott, David F. Cavers Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law. This post is part of the Delaware law series, which is cosponsored by the Forum and Corporation Service…
Rank this Week: 101

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

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

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 13

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    FINRA Fines Sigma Financial Over Supervisory Failures Part II

    FINRA Fines Sigma Financial Over Supervisory Failures Part II
    This post continues our prior report on the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) recently sanctions against Sigma Financial Corporation (Sigma Financial) alleging from April 25, 2011, through June 24, 2012, supervisory…
  • Jan 26

    FINRA Fines Sigma Financial Over Supervisory Failures Part I

    FINRA Fines Sigma Financial Over Supervisory Failures Part I
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently sanctioned Sigma Financial Corporation (Sigma Financial) alleging from April 25, 2011, through June 24, 2012, supervisory deficiencies existed at Sigma in specific areas of…
  • Jan 23

    FINRA Bars Broker Chase Casson For Failing to Respond to Inquiries Over Private Transaction

    FINRA Bars Broker Chase Casson For Failing to Respond to Inquiries Over Private Transaction
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently barred broker Chase Casson (Casson) alleging that Casson failed to provide documents and information to FINRA in response to demands made to investigate the broker’s…
Rank this Week: 401

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

Covers legal malpractice basics, cases and news. By Andrew Lavoott Bluestone.

http://blog.bluestonelawfirm.com/
  • Jan 27

    Legal Malpractice in the Settled Case

    Legal Malpractice in the Settled Case
    Judge Lewis of Supreme Court, Kings County decides a legal malpractice case coming from an motor vehicle negligence case.  Defendant attorneys brought the case in Civil Court in which jurisdiction is limited to $25,000.   They…
  • Jan 26

    Judiciary Law 487 in a Real Estate Setting

    Judiciary Law 487 in a Real Estate Setting
    The Business Judgment rule protects condo and coop boards from many claims. Chief among them are the day-to-day decisions on how to run the building.  Do we fix the elevators?  Do we change the boiler?  Shall we give the super…
  • Jan 23

    Perhaps Showing Up For the Deposition Was the Better Choice

    Perhaps Showing Up For the Deposition Was the Better Choice
    In this legal malpractice action Estate of Alston v Ramseur  2015 NY Slip Op 00490  Decided on January 21, 2015 Appellate Division, Second Department the attorney is defending against a claim that there was a departure from good…
Rank this Week: 168

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jan 27

    "The Humane Death Penalty Charade"

    "The Humane Death Penalty Charade"
    The title of this post is the headline of this New York Times editorial. Here are excerpts: When the United States at last abandons the abhorrent practice of capital punishment, the early years of the 21st century will stand out...
  • Jan 26

    Could charter schools within the prison system help reduce recidivism?

    Could charter schools within the prison system help reduce recidivism?
    The question in the title of this post is prompted by this interesting article from Georgia headlined "Gov. Deal wants new charter high schools for prison system." Here are excerpts: Gov. Nathan Deal in the both the amended 2015…
  • Jan 26

    "Beyond a Reasonable Disagreement: Judging Habeas Corpus"

    "Beyond a Reasonable Disagreement: Judging Habeas Corpus"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new article by Noam Biale now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article addresses ongoing confusion in federal habeas corpus doctrine about one of the most elemental...
Rank this Week: 176

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jan 27

    ICJ to Deliver Judgment in Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Croatia v. Serbia)

    ICJ to Deliver Judgment in Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Croatia v. Serbia)
    The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has announced it will deliver its judgment in the case concerning the Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Croatia v. Serbia) on Tuesday, Feb. 3,…
  • Jan 27

    Public Able to View Oral Hearing in WTO US-COOL Dispute

    Public Able to View Oral Hearing in WTO US-COOL Dispute
    Following a request from Canada and the United States, two of the participants in “United States – Certain Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) Requirements – Recourse to Article 21.5 of the DSU by Canada and Mexico” (WT/DS384,…
  • Jan 25

    Live From "L" -- The Role of Law in Fighting ISIL

    Live From "L" -- The Role of Law in Fighting ISIL
    The American Bar Association Section of International Law will present the fifth annual "Live from L" program, a unique opportunity for international lawyers and students of international law to hear directly from the Office of the…
Rank this Week: 511

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jan 27

    Workplace Resolution #3: Watch What You Say Online…

    Workplace Resolution #3: Watch What You Say Online…
    What you say online stays online and could get you fired. It is becoming increasingly clear in Canada that offensive or disparaging online statements can merit termination for cause, particularly where the conduct has a…
  • Jan 27

    Tips Tuesday

    Tips Tuesday
    Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on technology, research and practice. Technology Don’t Worry About Overcharging Your Mobile Device…
  • Jan 27

    Tell Better Storie

    Tell Better Storie
    Podcasting has become something of a recurring joke around my office this year. One of my colleagues has recently become intrigued by the medium, and is eager to find suitable client or in-house projects where our agency can work in this…
Rank this Week: 42

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 59

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

Discuss labor and employment law issues for the San Antonio, Texas community. By Thomas J. Crane.

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    SAWS Seeks to Move the Goal Post

    SAWS Seeks to Move the Goal Post
    Oral arguments in the case of Nicholas v. SAWS were heard recently. The Defendant appealed the matter to the Texas Supreme Court after losing before the Fourth Court of Appeals. See my prior post about that appeal here and here. In the oral…
  • Jan 20

    Plaintiffs Settle Despite Hung Jury

    Plaintiffs Settle Despite Hung Jury
    Discrimination cases are difficult. They are more difficult than many other types of cases, because there is an intrinsic bias against discrimination claimants. As Judge Kopf (of Hercules and the Umpire blog) said, many judges are simply…
  • Jan 14

    Fifth Circuit Clears Up Disability Discrimination Caselaw

    Fifth Circuit Clears Up Disability Discrimination Caselaw
    In a recent decision, the Fifth Circuit cleared up some confusion regarding how to show disability discrimination. In EEOC v. LHC Group, Inc., No. 13-60703 (5th Cir. 12/11/2014), the court noted that Fifth Circuit jurisprudence had three…
Rank this Week: 560

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Jan 27

    SCOTUS Kills Yard-Man

    SCOTUS Kills Yard-Man
    When you were growing up, did you ever have a teacher return an assignment and tell you everything you did wrong... but not give you the right answer? Instead, you were just supposed to try again and figure it out for yourself? That's pretty…
  • Jan 26

    Third Circuit on Public Employees, Free Speech, and Mistakes of Fact

    Third Circuit on Public Employees, Free Speech, and Mistakes of Fact
    This is my snow-shoveling half-time break:A New Jersey police officer picked up a campaign yard sign for a mayoral candidate. A fellow police officer spotted him in the act. The next day, one of his supervisors confronted him about supporting…
  • Jan 23

    SCOTUS on Whistleblowers and Regulation

    SCOTUS on Whistleblowers and Regulation
    Earlier this week, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in DHS v. MacLean.In 2003 (sometimes these case take a while to unfold!), a federal air marshal received a text that TSA was " cancelling all overnight missions from Las Vegas until…
Rank this Week: 881

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
Rank this Week: 337

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    Talking to Kids about US Immigration

    Talking to Kids about US Immigration
    Guest Blogger: Melodie Hagner-Salava As a Mom of an 11 Year old daughter, I frequently find myself in discussions with her about topics that appear on the news. Since the Immigration Crisis and Obama’s Executive Action had flooded…
  • Jan 26

    Updated Service Center Processing Time

    Updated Service Center Processing Time
    Processing Time reports for all of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Service Centers were released on 1/12/15 with processing dates as of 11/30/14. If you filed a petition with one of the Service Centers, please review…
  • Jan 23

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, January 23, 2015

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, January 23, 2015
    MVP Law Group, P.A. makes available the information and materials in this forum for informational purposes only. The information is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice or any contractual obligations. Further, the use of…
Rank this Week: 599

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Jan 27

    Compliance Brought to You by Juno

    Compliance Brought to You by Juno
    The Massachusetts Governor declared a travel ban and public transportation has been stopped. That definitely makes it a stay-at-home day for me. I’ll be out shoveling instead of writing about compliance today.
  • Jan 26

    What’s in your Wallet? Insider Trading

    What’s in your Wallet? Insider Trading
    It’s clearly insider when a company’s high-level executive trades on pending earnings data not yet released to the public. It’s clearly not insider trading when you count cars in a retailer’s parking lot to get insight…
  • Jan 23

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for January 23

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for January 23
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. Equity Crowdfunding: A Market for Lemons? by Darian M. Ibrahim in the CLS Blue Sky Blog Before reaching the more difficult Title III, I reveal that the…
Rank this Week: 706

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Jan 27

    “U.S. Spies on Millions of Cars”

    “U.S. Spies on Millions of Cars”
    Per documents released in response to a FOIA request, the federal government maintains a large program using automatic license-plate readers to track vehicles in real time (not just in later investigation) and nationwide (not just near…
  • Jan 27

    “World’s Worst Mom”

    “World’s Worst Mom”
    Lenore Skenazy of Free-Range Kids fame, often linked on this site, has a new TV series Thursday evenings on the Discovery Life channel. Tweet Tags: nanny state, safety “World’s Worst Mom” is a post from Overlawyered -…
  • Jan 27

    End tenure as of age 70…

    End tenure as of age 70…
    … or go on watching the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) weaken law faculties [Dan Subotnik] I wrote on this problem in my 1997 book The Excuse Factory, and more recently here, here, and here. Tweet Tags: age discrimination,…
Rank this Week: 25

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Jan 27

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 339 Choice of Law in the American Courts in 2014: Twenty-Eighth Annual Survey Symeon C. Symeonides Willamette University - College of…
  • Jan 26

    Supreme Court: Sixth Circuit Reasoning Incompatible with Contracts Principle

    Supreme Court: Sixth Circuit Reasoning Incompatible with Contracts Principle
    A group of retirees had worked for the Pleasant Point Polyester Plant. They retired before Petitioner M&G Polymers (M&G) acquired the plant in 2000. At the time of that acquisition, M&G entered into a collective bargaining…
  • Jan 26

    Call for Papers: Obligations: Revolutions in Private Law

    Call for Papers: Obligations: Revolutions in Private Law
    Call for Papers Obligations VIII: Revolutions in Private Law The Eighth Biennial Conference on the Law of Obligations will be held at the University of Cambridge from 19-22 July 2016, co-hosted by the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law…
Rank this Week: 232

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Jan 27

    The Melting Ice Cube Fallacy

    The Melting Ice Cube Fallacy
    Can a company really melt? Putting aside a business with a perishable product or inventory, does management really wake up one morning and say, “Wow, if we do not sell this company in 30 days or less, we will lose...
  • Jan 26

    Why? Why?

    Why? Why?
    I'm totally with this guy – Hershey's move to keep British Cadbury's products out of the US is un-American. Anyone who has tasted the British version of Cadbury's knows that it's a far superior product. But what's the bankruptcy angle?...
  • Jan 26

    Rethinking “Small” Business Bankruptcie

    Rethinking “Small” Business Bankruptcie
    It may surprise some, but approximately 90% of all chapter 11 debtors have less than $10 million in assets or liabilities, less than $10 million in annual revenues, and 50 or fewer employees (see data on small and medium-sized enterprises...
Rank this Week: 197

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Jan 27

    “Accidentally” Punching A Resident

    “Accidentally” Punching A Resident
    ABC reported that a nursing home employee was arrested for punching a 93-year-old woman. Anita Watford is charged with abuse or neglect of a protected person.  Watford, a nursing assistant, is accused of punching an elderly…
  • Jan 26

    Less People Are Delaying Treatment

    Less People Are Delaying Treatment
    Los Angeles Times: Fewer Americans Delayed Needed Medical Care In 2014, Survey Says  From 2012 to 2014, the share of consumers delaying a recommended test or treatment or not filling a prescription fell by nearly a third. And the…
  • Jan 25

    Sexual Assault of Vulnerable Adult

    Sexual Assault of Vulnerable Adult
    ABC7 reported that David Moreno, former maintenance worker for Yorba Linda assisted living senior homes, was charged and sentenced for sexually violating a 69 year old disabled woman. Prosecutors state that Moreno committed the acts from…
Rank this Week: 91

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

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

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    The FMLA has eligibility limits (unless you tell your employees otherwise)

    The FMLA has eligibility limits (unless you tell your employees otherwise)
    The FMLA does not provide leave benefits to all employees of all employers. First and foremost, it only covers employers with 50 or more employees. And, only a subset of employees of a covered employer is eligible for FMLA leave. An employee…
  • Jan 26

    Should it matter if your employee thinks hand scanners are tools of Satan?

    Should it matter if your employee thinks hand scanners are tools of Satan?
    If you’re a long time reader of my blog, you might recall a story I shared a few years ago about a co-worker at one of my high-school jobs, who held some interesting opinions about Lee Iacocca, Satan, and the end of the world. At the…
  • Jan 23

    WIRTW #352 (the “rock hard” edition)

    WIRTW #352 (the “rock hard” edition)
    In my never-ending quest to be an employment lawyer and manager for my 8-year-old daughter’s burgeoning rock career, I bring you 4:50 of melt your face off rock and roll from last weekend’s School of Rock Joan Jett show.…
Rank this Week: 112

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

Covers federal and state products liability litigation. By Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Jan 27

    Colorado Inmate Stands Up For Dez Bryant, Cowboys Fans Everywhere (For Only $89 Billion)

    Colorado Inmate Stands Up For Dez Bryant, Cowboys Fans Everywhere (For Only $89 Billion)
    It is the week of the Super Bowl, the biggest sporting event of the year, and we here at Abnormal Use are having trouble getting excited. It has nothing to do with our beloved Carolina Panthers bowing down to the Seahawks earlier in these…
  • Jan 26

    LinkedIn For Lawyers – Beyond The Basic

    LinkedIn For Lawyers – Beyond The Basic
    I was at a deposition recently when the subject of LinkedIn arose in conversation. After seeing a post I had made on the site, another lawyer said he did not see the benefit of LinkedIn for lawyers. That gave me an opening to share with…
  • Jan 23

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    What is happening on the cover of Action Comics Annual #3, published not so long ago in 1991? Apparently, Superman ran for President of the United States and won! (We wonder if he had any primary opponents.). Well, for more information on the…
Rank this Week: 188