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Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Mar 26

    Contractual Waivers and Medical Expense Recovery by Minor

    Contractual Waivers and Medical Expense Recovery by Minor
    In Blackwell v. Sky High Sports Nashville Operations, LLC, No. M2016-00447-COA-R9-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Jan. 9, 2017), the Court of Appeals addressed the issue of whether parents in Tennessee may “bind their minor children to pre-injury…
  • Mar 11

    Longer Hours Ahead for Medical Resident

    Longer Hours Ahead for Medical Resident
    So now medical residents in hospitals will be able to work up to 28 hours in a shift. I understand the arguments in favor of this proposal.  Longer, and more traditional, hours allow more continuity of care and permits the residents to…
  • Mar 7

    One Year Statute of Limitations Bars Misrepresentation Claim

    One Year Statute of Limitations Bars Misrepresentation Claim
    In Sakaan v. FedEx Corporation, Inc., No. W2016-00648-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Dec. 21, 2016), the Court of Appeals affirmed dismissal of a misrepresentation claim based on the statute of limitations. Plaintiff had previously been employed…
Rank this Week: 71

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/
  • Mar 26

    ICYMI: #corpgov Tweets From the Week (March 26,2017)

    ICYMI: #corpgov Tweets From the Week (March 26,2017)
    Adam Smith’s invisible hand: "great idea, badly over-simplified" https://t.co/mx0sG0J5V3 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) March 19, 2017 "Connecticut is the 17th state to enact a version of the Uniform LLC…
  • Mar 25

    Kissing Cousins: MERS and DTC

    Kissing Cousins: MERS and DTC
    This semester, I’m teaching a seminar on the financial crisis. And because my specialty is corporate and securities law, not property, I brought in a ringer – in the form of Chris Odinet of Southern University Law Center – to...
  • Mar 24

    Impact Esq. and Kickstarter's 2016 Benefit Statement

    Impact Esq. and Kickstarter's 2016 Benefit Statement
    Attorney Kyle Westaway has started a monthly e-mail that compiles information about social enterprise and impact investing law. You can subscribe here. In the latest Impact Esq. newsletter, Kyle included a link to the Kickstarter’s 2016…
Rank this Week: 522

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Mar 26

    Swiss Clinic Presents Assisted Suicide Simulation Video

    Swiss Clinic Presents Assisted Suicide Simulation Video
    A Swiss clinic, Dignitas, has created a virtual reality assisted suicide film, “The Last Moments,” that represents a person’s experience who wishes to accept the clinic’s services. Over the last two decades, hundreds of people have…
  • Mar 26

    Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds's Public Memorial Draws Hundred

    Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds's Public Memorial Draws Hundred
    Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds’s public memorial was held yesterday, consisting of singing, dancing, and memories. The memorial was held at Forest Lawn inside a 1,200-seat theater, which was almost at full capacity. Reynolds’s son,…
  • Mar 25

    How Afraid of Dying Are You?

    How Afraid of Dying Are You?
    Oddly enough, atheists and extremely religious individuals have something in common: they are among the individuals least afraid of dying. Research suggests that those who lack belief in a higher power seek comfort in death. On the other…
Rank this Week: 54

Patient Safety Blog

Patient Safety Blog

Covers healthcare, disclosure, medical error, product safety, standard of care, surgery, and travel risks. By Patrick Malone.

http://www.protectpatientsblog.com/
  • Mar 26

    Will the Trumpcare fiasco mean that health care is finally accepted as a right?

    Will the Trumpcare fiasco mean that health care is finally accepted as a right?
    A GOP assault on American health care has been turned aside, for now. But major questions have been exposed that will need answering if we as a country are ever to come together over health care. Do we recognize that health…
  • Mar 24

    Nursery products send thousands of toddlers to ERs each year, study find

    Nursery products send thousands of toddlers to ERs each year, study find
    Despite years of public and regulatory pressure, manufacturers continue to dump risky nursery products into the market, sending tens of thousands of children each year to emergency rooms for treatment. These injuries also increased markedly…
  • Mar 23

    Public spotlight keeps falling on costly drugs, dubious ‘stem cell’ treatment

    Public spotlight keeps falling on costly drugs, dubious ‘stem cell’ treatment
    With all the public attention now focused on soaring drug costs, Big Pharma just can’t seem to stay out of the spotlight. Drug makers are keeping up their eyebrow-raising actions, as are purveyors of so-called “stem cell”…
Rank this Week: 999

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Mar 26

    My Law Student is Smarter Than Your Bot

    My Law Student is Smarter Than Your Bot
    What are the outer limits to digitization and automation in the practice of law? This week I participated in a small writing workshop at Georgetown Law. A junior colleague presented a fascinating work-in-progress about robots (a/k/a…
  • Mar 20

    Legislation & Regulation and the Bar Exam

    Legislation & Regulation and the Bar Exam
    Most readers of this blog will be familiar with the performance test (PT), a portion of the bar exam in 42 states and D.C. (Forty states use the Multistate Performance Test (MPT); examiners in Pennsylvania and California write and administer…
  • Mar 12

    Preaching to the Choir? A Request for Inclusion in the Call for Equity among Law School Faculty

    Preaching to the Choir? A Request for Inclusion in the Call for Equity among Law School Faculty
    On Tuesday I received an event email from a bar association I was once a member of. The event was to serve as a forum for the deans from six local law schools. The next day, on International Women’s Day, I received an email from…
Rank this Week: 153

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Mar 26

    In Cheerleading-Copyright Scuffle, US Supreme Court Cites Duchamp

    In Cheerleading-Copyright Scuffle, US Supreme Court Cites Duchamp
    In a 6-2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held last week that designs on cheerleading uniforms were protected by U.S. Copyright law. You can read the opinion and Justice Breyer and Justice Kennedy’s dissent here. Art law nerds might…
  • Mar 26

    Should Organic Artworks Be Excluded From Copyright Protection?

    Should Organic Artworks Be Excluded From Copyright Protection?
    Zahr Said has just posted his 2015 law review article on copyright’s fixation requirement and conceptual art on SSRN. Via his abstract, Said argues, This Essay argues that copyright illogically excludes conceptual art from protection on…
  • Mar 26

    Should Writers Be Granted Moral Rights?

    Should Writers Be Granted Moral Rights?
    Here are eight reasons why they should. Not saying we necessarily agree. Keep in mind that in the U.S., only visual artists currently get moral rights protection, and only for certain types of art works.
Rank this Week: 639

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

An online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall.

http://fourthamendment.com/
Rank this Week: 875

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/
  • Mar 26

    Harris County litigation frames debate over bail bill

    Harris County litigation frames debate over bail bill
    Grits remains excited about bail-reform legislation being promoted by Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht and Court of Criminal Appeals Presiding Judge Sharon Keller this session, and carried at the Lege by John Whitmire (SB 1338)…
  • Mar 26

    Creating new discretion for police to use deescalation method

    Creating new discretion for police to use deescalation method
    An excellent and necessary bill that's so far flown under the radar needs a quick referral and vote if it's going to pass this year. HB 3824, filed on the next to last day of bill filing by state Rep. Toni Rose, alters antiquated…
  • Mar 25

    The CCA, Judicial Activism, and Texas' Statutory Exclusionary Rule

    The CCA, Judicial Activism, and Texas' Statutory Exclusionary Rule
    One of my pet peeves with the Government-Always-Wins faction on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals - which in this instance carried with it most of the rest of the court - arose in a recent ruling on the Fourth Amendment and Texas'…
Rank this Week: 268

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Mar 26

    This week at the court

    This week at the court
    We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. The court will also hear oral arguments on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The calendar for the March…
  • Mar 25

    Argument preview: Immigration, ineffective assistance and plea bargaining

    Argument preview: Immigration, ineffective assistance and plea bargaining
    Over 95% of criminal cases in the federal system end in a plea bargain, rather than going to trial. One such case is that of Jae Lee, who in 2009 pleaded guilty to possession of ecstasy with the intent to distribute it. Lee was sentenced to…
  • Mar 24

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Garner v. Colorado 16-857 Issue: Whether, when the actual basis for counsel’s acts or omissions was unreasonable, a court may nevertheless hold, based on an invented rationale, that defense…
Rank this Week: 17

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Mar 26

    Social media “right to be forgotten”

    Social media “right to be forgotten”
    A First-Amendment-hostile concept pioneered in Europe, the “right to be forgotten,” rears its head in the New York assembly, though it looks unlikely to go anywhere soon [Eugene Volokh, Scott Shackford/Reason, earlier] Tags: First…
  • Mar 25

    ADA: “Needle-Phobic Pharmacist Loses $1.8 Million on Appeal”

    ADA: “Needle-Phobic Pharmacist Loses $1.8 Million on Appeal”
    “Reversing and remanding a $1.8 million jury verdict, the Second Circuit found Tuesday that Rite Aid was justified in firing a needle-phobic pharmacist who refused to administer immunizations.” [Courthouse News] The man’s…
  • Mar 25

    Report: USDA inspectors wrote up meat packing owner over pamphlets in breakroom

    Report: USDA inspectors wrote up meat packing owner over pamphlets in breakroom
    According to reports last month in the religious press, the owner of a small meat-packing operation in western Michigan left some pamphlets around in the breakroom reflecting his views on same-sex marriage (opposed) and got written up for it…
Rank this Week: 5

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Mar 26

    "Recognizing Redemption: Old Criminal Records and Employment Outcomes"

    "Recognizing Redemption: Old Criminal Records and Employment Outcomes"
    The title of this post is the title of this new essay authored by Peter Leasure and Tia Stevens Andersen available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: Upon completion of their sentences and when attempting to ‘reenter’ society, offenders…
  • Mar 26

    Notable perspectives on state and direction of modern criminal justice reform effort

    Notable perspectives on state and direction of modern criminal justice reform effort
    James Forman has this lengthy new commentary in the New York Times under the headlined "Justice Springs Eternal." I recommend the full piece to anyone and everyone seeking to take stock and reflect upon the current moment in the…
  • Mar 25

    "End the death penalty for mentally ill criminals"

    "End the death penalty for mentally ill criminals"
    The title of this post is the title of this new Washington Post commentary that strikes me as notable because it is penned by two former midwestern governors, Bob Taft (who was governor of Ohio from 1999 to 2007) and...
Rank this Week: 55

Weiner Law Blog

Weiner Law Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Weiner Law Group.

http://weinerlawnevada.com/blog/
  • Mar 26

    What Is Probable Cause?

    What Is Probable Cause?
    Have you recently been the victim of a questionable arrest or a possibly illegal search and seizure? If so, you’re not alone, but one thing may stand in your favor. If members of law enforcement are unable to show probable cause for…
  • Mar 12

    Can I Withdraw My Guilty Plea?

    Can I Withdraw My Guilty Plea?
    Why would anyone plead guilty to a crime that they did not commit? It may seem counterintuitive, but surprisingly enough, people do this every day. In many cases, the confession comes as part of a plea bargain made with a lawyer’s…
  • Feb 21

    Nevada’s Felony Categorie

    Nevada’s Felony Categorie
    The state of Nevada puts criminal offenses into three different classes: misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors and felonies. The felonies, of course, are the most serious, and following your release, the aftermath of a conviction for one of these…
Rank this Week: 801

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Mar 26

    Welcome to Max Stearns and "Blindspot"

    Welcome to Max Stearns and "Blindspot"
    Max Stearns (Maryland) has joined the law professor blogosphere with Blindspot, which he describes here. Posts so far have covered the Gorsuch hearings, coffee, the TV show "Rectify" (whose final season I need to watch), and…
  • Mar 23

    JOTWELL: Campos on Glover on claims as property

    JOTWELL: Campos on Glover on claims as property
    The new Courts Law essay is from Sergio Campos, reviewing J. Maria Glover's A Regulatory Theory of Legal Claims (Vand. L. Rev.), which considers the implications of understanding legal claims as property.
  • Mar 22

    Judging Judge Gorsuch on the Separation of Power

    Judging Judge Gorsuch on the Separation of Power
    Judge Gorsuch's views on the Chevron doctrine, which directs reviewing courts to defer to agency constructions of ambiguous statutes, have received a lot of attention, and for good reason: They are well-articulated, interesting, and…
Rank this Week: 61

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Mar 26

    Governments’ Thumb on the Scale

    Governments’ Thumb on the Scale
    These government agencies target successful, inventive U.S. firms. They politicize their processes and disregard the exclusivity that rightfully belongs to patent owners. They take away private property from the creators and give it to…
  • Mar 26

    University of California seeks assignment of nanopore patents from former grad student

    University of California seeks assignment of nanopore patents from former grad student
    At the center of the legal spat is the proper assignation of a series of patents covering DNA sequencing technologies, which UC alleges were developed while the inventor was under an agreement obliging him to assign those patents to UC...…
  • Mar 26

    Patent Market Trends and the Key Factors Impacting Patent Valuation

    Patent Market Trends and the Key Factors Impacting Patent Valuation
    While patent portfolios are entering the market other patent portfolios continue to leave the market having been purchased. Asking prices seem to have also reached an equilibrium point, according to Kent Richardson of the ROL Group. There are…
Rank this Week: 720

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Mar 26

    Iraq Suspends Mosul Advance Due to High Civilian Death

    Iraq Suspends Mosul Advance Due to High Civilian Death
    Iraq has suspended its advance on ISIS in Mosul due to the vast increase in civilian deaths from coalition bombings. Iraqi military leaders have halted their push to recapture west Mosul from Islamic State as international outrage grew…
  • Mar 24

    Trump Blames Dems For Failure of Health Care Bill

    Trump Blames Dems For Failure of Health Care Bill
    TrumpCare is dead. Republicans, not having enough votes, pulled the bill. Trump is not "the closer" he thought he was. The Washington Post reports: [More...] But Trump’s effort was plagued from the beginning. The bill itself would…
  • Mar 24

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    There are many things more interesting in the world to discuss than Donald Trump, that don't leave you wanting to take a shower. Univision/Netflix has announced the lead for its new original series based on the life of Joaquin "El…
Rank this Week: 3

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Mar 26

    Being a Lawyer is a Total Bore

    Being a Lawyer is a Total Bore
    The next survey will reveal that lawyers are total bores: “Lawyers and people employed in the legal sector are the most bored in the workplace with 8 out of 10 admitting they find their job... The post Being a Lawyer is a Total Bore…
  • Mar 21

    Conducting a Long-Distance Legal Job Search

    Conducting a Long-Distance Legal Job Search
    How do you land an in-house gig when you live far from the company you are pining for? Sonya Som, partner in Major Lindsey & Africa’s Chicago/ Midwest office, gives her always eloquent and practical thoughts:…
  • Mar 21

    What is the Ideal Length of Time to Stay in the Same In House Job?

    What is the Ideal Length of Time to Stay in the Same In House Job?
    The Lawyer Whisperer gives her thoughts on how long an attorney should stay in the same in house job: “The most appropriate length of time to stay in a role or in an organization company... The post What is the Ideal Length of Time to…
Rank this Week: 178

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Mar 26

    China Won’t Fix North Korea—Focus on These Four Areas Instead

    China Won’t Fix North Korea—Focus on These Four Areas Instead
    Editor’s Note: North Korea is a problem that has vexed multiple administrations since the end of the Cold War. As the Pyongyang puzzle has grown more difficult to solve, policymakers increasingly look to China for help. Jacob Stokes and…
  • Mar 26

    Did the Justice Department Just Admit Doubts Over Trump’s Oath?

    Did the Justice Department Just Admit Doubts Over Trump’s Oath?
    Don’t look now, but the Justice Department has just responded to key themes Benjamin Wittes and I have been writing about in connection with President Trump’s oath of office. Yes, excitement over the litigation surrounding the…
  • Mar 26

    Upholding the Revised Refugee Executive Order: A Virginia District Court Clarifies the Establishment Clause Issue

    Upholding the Revised Refugee Executive Order: A Virginia District Court Clarifies the Establishment Clause Issue
    On Friday, Virginia U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Trenga upheld President Trump’s revised Refugee Executive Order (EO), ruling that the EO did not violate the Establishment Clause (see Josh Blackman’s discussion here). The court…
Rank this Week: 232

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Mar 26

    Same-sex legal groundbreaker case in South Carolina

    Same-sex legal groundbreaker case in South Carolina
    From The Herald: Debra Parks wanted to be treated the same as anybody else by the courts. At 62, she’s disabled, and split from her partner of almost four decades. She filed a lawsuit because she wanted her relationship, which...
  • Mar 25

    Judges Issues Tri-Custody Agreement

    Judges Issues Tri-Custody Agreement
    From CNN: An unconventional family produced a child before becoming tangled in a lengthy custody battle that ended last week when a New York judge awarded shared custody of the boy to his dad and two mothers. The boy in...
  • Mar 24

    Duterte Opposes Gay Marriage in Philippines, Reversing Campaign Pledge

    Duterte Opposes Gay Marriage in Philippines, Reversing Campaign Pledge
    From The New York Times: The Philippines will not legalize same-sex marriage anytime soon, President Rodrigo Duterte has said, reversing a campaign promise in which he pledged to support legislation to allow gay unions. Mr. Duterte stressed…
Rank this Week: 47

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/
  • Mar 26

    Insurance Company Insolvency

    Insurance Company Insolvency
    All insurance lawyers need to know what happens to a claim when an insurance company becomes insolvent.  Insolvency to an insurance company is the same as bankruptcy to other companies and individuals.  So what effect is this to…
  • Mar 25

    Llano County Property Owners – When Is A Fence Part Of Your Home

    Llano County Property Owners – When Is A Fence Part Of Your Home
    The Insurance Journal published an article on an opinion issued by the Texas Supreme Court that will have an impact on all property owners in the State of Texas.  The title of the article is, Texas High Court Sides With Policyholder In…
  • Mar 23

    Can Someone In Fort Worth Sue An Insurance Company

    Can Someone In Fort Worth Sue An Insurance Company
    To sue an insurance company, a person must have “standing.” Texas is not a direct action state.  In other words, when Fred and Ted collide in their cars, the resulting lawsuit is styled Fred vs Ted, and their respective…
Rank this Week: 778

Microjuris al Día

Microjuris al Día

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

http://aldia.microjuris.com/
Rank this Week: 319

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/
  • Mar 26

    Inter-Creditor Duties in Sovereign Debt

    Inter-Creditor Duties in Sovereign Debt
    This is a joint post by Mitu Gulati and Mark Weidemaier As we discussed in a couple of earlier posts, we have been thinking recently about the use of exit consents to restructure sovereign debt, especially in the context of...
  • Mar 24

    Exchange Offers and Hardball

    Exchange Offers and Hardball
    Over at Dealb%k. (BTW, I don't pick the pictures).
  • Mar 22

    Jevic

    Jevic
    Third Circuit is reversed. Opinion is here.
Rank this Week: 245

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Mar 26

    The Casetext Pivot

    The Casetext Pivot
    When I saw the post by Bob Ambrogi, I was, frankly, stunned. Twelve million dollars? How could that be? The legal research service Casetext is announcing today that it has closed on a $12 million Series B funding round. Excluding…
  • Mar 26

    Lie v. Lie Is Not An Answer

    Lie v. Lie Is Not An Answer
    For people who aren’t malignantly married to either end of the fringes doing all the shrieking lately, we aren’t willing to do anything, say anything, believe anything, because it furthers our self-righteous agenda. Does that make…
  • Mar 26

    Appropriate All You Want; We’ll Make More

    Appropriate All You Want; We’ll Make More
    The notion of “cultural appropriation” eludes me. If someone does something with the intent to offend a culture, then that is a standalone issue. Whether it’s a real issue or just one of oversensitivity is another matter, as…
Rank this Week: 29

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 524

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/
  • Mar 26

    Ontario Admits Disbarred Florida Attorney

    Ontario Admits Disbarred Florida Attorney
    An application for admission to practice was allowed (over a dissent) by a Tribunal Hearing Division of the Law Society of Upper Canada The issue before us is whether the applicant, Ronald Ori Davidovic, is of good character and should...
  • Mar 25

    Waste Not

    Waste Not
    The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board has summarily suspended a convicted attorney The story is told on the web page of the United States attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky Daniel R. Goodwin, an attorney from McLean, Virginia,…
  • Mar 25

    Silver Linings Playbook

    Silver Linings Playbook
    The Indiana Supreme Court has publicly reprimanded a prosecutor for a Rule 8.2 violation In 2000, Michael Dean Overstreet was convicted of murder and other charges in Johnson County and sentenced to death. Respondent was one of the deputy…
Rank this Week: 447

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Mar 26

    China Negotiating Lesson

    China Negotiating Lesson
    Just read a post over at Andrew Hupert’s ChinaSolved Bog, entitled, 5 Negotiating Lessons from Sec. of State Tillerson’s Beijing Trip. Hupert, who I count among the foremost experts at negotiating with Chinese companies,…
  • Mar 25

    Apple Wins China Design Patent Case: We Told You Not to Panic

    Apple Wins China Design Patent Case: We Told You Not to Panic
    Last year, in the midst of media hullabloo regarding Apple having lost a design patent lawsuit in China, we wrote China’s Design Patent Scourge Has Snared Apple: Nobody Panic, calling for everyone to calm down because Apple would likely…
  • Mar 24

    Quick Question Friday, China Law Answers, Part XXXVIX

    Quick Question Friday, China Law Answers, Part XXXVIX
    Because of this blog, our China lawyers get a fairly steady stream of China law questions from readers, mostly via emails but occasionally via blog comments as well. If we were to conduct research on all the questions we get asked and then…
Rank this Week: 310

Florida Construction Legal Updates

Florida Construction Legal Updates

Covers Florida construction law and government contracting. By David Adelstein.

http://www.floridaconstructionlegalupdates.com
  • Mar 26

    CYBER SECURITY INSURANCE AND DESIGN PROFESSIONALS

    CYBER SECURITY INSURANCE AND DESIGN PROFESSIONALS
    Cyber security insurance is a relatively new insurance product that has probably become more popular and important in today’s digital age.  Think about it.  Almost everything is created, transmitted, shared, and stored…
  • Mar 18

    PRESERVING YOUR RIGHTS TO SECURE PAYMENT ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS (WITH EXAMPLES)

    PRESERVING YOUR RIGHTS TO SECURE PAYMENT ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS (WITH EXAMPLES)
    All participants across the construction industry should understand what efforts they should take to maximize and collateralize payment.  No one wants to work for free and, certainly, no one in the construction industry wants to work…
  • Mar 15

    EBOOK: MILLER ACT PAYMENT BOND FUNDAMENTALS

    EBOOK: MILLER ACT PAYMENT BOND FUNDAMENTALS
    I finally did it!  I wrote an ebook on the fundamentals of Miller Act payment bonds.  A nuts and bolts approach focusing on the practical application of Miller Act payment bonds.  It is currently on Amazon and will be…
Rank this Week: 956

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/
Rank this Week: 416

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/
  • Mar 26

    Sacramento Ovarian Cancer Attorney

    Sacramento Ovarian Cancer Attorney
    I'm Ed Smith, a Sacramento ovarian cancer attorney. Our firm knows how deeply upsetting it can be when you first learn that your ovarian cancer may be directly linked to your long-term usage of a talc baby or body powder. You naturally…
  • Mar 26

    Sacramento County Accident Statistics 2016

    Sacramento County Accident Statistics 2016
    I'm Ed Smith, a Sacramento personal injury lawyer. Sacramento County is home to nearly 1.5 million residents. Although this county is only a fraction of the 38.8 million people residing in the state of California, many do not know that…
  • Mar 25

    Ojai Motorcycle Crash Seriously Injures Biker

    Ojai Motorcycle Crash Seriously Injures Biker
    I’m Ed Smith, an Ojai Motorcycle Accident Lawyer. An accident on March 18, 2017 along the Ojai-Santa Paula Road involving a motorcycle collision with a motor vehicle resulted in serious injuries to the rider. What Happened The…
Rank this Week: 265

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 26

    Legal Briefing: New Penalties for Ignoring Advance Directives and Do-Not-Resuscitate Order

    Legal Briefing: New Penalties for Ignoring Advance Directives and Do-Not-Resuscitate Order
    I now have nearly thirty "Legal Briefing" articles in the Journal of Clinical Ethics.  The latest one is "New Penalties for Ignoring Advance Directives and Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders."  Here is the abstract: Patients in the…
  • Mar 25

    Experience Ending Your Life at Dignitas Clinic

    Experience Ending Your Life at Dignitas Clinic
    Here is a new review of "The Last Moments" - a virtual reality assisted suicide film that simulates what a person’s experience might be like at the Swiss clinic Dignitas.
  • Mar 24

    When It Comes to Death, You Want General Lee, Not General Custer

    When It Comes to Death, You Want General Lee, Not General Custer
    A great quote from Atul Gawande Being Mortal. "Death is the enemy. But the enemy has superior forces. Eventually, it wins. And, in a war that you cannot win, you don't want a general who fights to the point of total annihilation." "You don't…
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IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 26

    UK Industrial Strategy

    UK Industrial Strategy
    IP is gr-r-reat!As the policy wheels turn, the UK government is consulting on its industrial strategy. The strategy is the government's plan for developing innovation and encouraging economic growth.  The launch is just the start; what…
  • Mar 24

    "What is this thing called love, this funny thing called love"? And while you're at it, what is a covenant not to sue?

    "What is this thing called love, this funny thing called love"? And while you're at it, what is a covenant not to sue?
    “…[W]hat is this thing called love, this funny thing called love”? (song by Cole Porter) Some topics in IP attract more attention than they deserve, while others are underappreciated. Think about all the academic ink that…
  • Mar 24

    Around the IP blog

    Around the IP blog
    MARQUES Class 46 (trade marks)* Spreading the word: EUIPO reaches out to OAPISee the information below received by MARQUES, which “will probably not affect the immediate workload of our practitioner readers, but it does relate to…
Rank this Week: 409

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

Covers law firm marketing, including advertising, blogging and sales.

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Mar 26

    Fotojet is a Handy Photo Editor for Business Writer

    Fotojet is a Handy Photo Editor for Business Writer
    As a business writer I will need to edit, add or create a graphic for every blog post that I write. I've tested Fotojet, compared it with two other graphics programs I use, and found it to be a winner. The beauty is that Fotojet is…
  • Mar 23

    How to Create a Successful Live Tweeting Marketing Strategy

    How to Create a Successful Live Tweeting Marketing Strategy
    Say you're at a law conference and hear a particularly interesting approach to retain returning clients or attract new people to your firm. Or perhaps you're reading the newly released results of a public decision that has ramifications for…
  • Feb 19

    Review Marketing Becomes Top Priority for 2017

    Review Marketing Becomes Top Priority for 2017
    As published in: In a recent episode of “Black Mirror,” now streaming on Netflix, a woman needs a higher rating on her profile to get a better apartment. In every daily interaction, people rate her and she rates them back with…
Rank this Week: 189

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Mar 25

    Crumbling Foundation and the Collapse Provision in a Homeowners Policy

    Crumbling Foundation and the Collapse Provision in a Homeowners Policy
    Recently, Connecticut has had an increase in insurance claims for crumbling foundations due to faulty foundations poured in the 1980s and 1990s. Some foundations poured during this time frame contained a mineral, pyrrhotite, which can cause…
  • Mar 24

    Homeowners and Renters May Soon Qualify for Policy Discount

    Homeowners and Renters May Soon Qualify for Policy Discount
    In 2016, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that permits insurers that provide homeowners and renters insurance for residential real property to offer discounts. Discounts will be offered to consumers who complete approved…
  • Mar 23

    If Your Foundation is Crumbling in Connecticut, You’re Not Alone

    If Your Foundation is Crumbling in Connecticut, You’re Not Alone
    Crumbling foundations have been an ongoing issue in Connecticut for the past few years. A flurry of lawsuits have been filed against many insurers due to collapsed foundations, and even one class action lawsuit. It all stems from concrete…
Rank this Week: 484

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Mar 25

    China resumes importing Brazilian meat; others appear to be following

    China resumes importing Brazilian meat; others appear to be following
    China is back buying Brazilian meat, apparently satisfied the bribes being paid to meat inspectors don’t threaten long term food safety. “The regularization of the Brazilian meat entrance into China shows the spirit of mutual…
  • Mar 25

    Mississippi farm recalls 1,695 pounds of catfish for residue concern

    Mississippi farm recalls 1,695 pounds of catfish for residue concern
    Mississippi’s Lakes Farm Raised Catfish Inc., located in Dundee, has recalled approximately 1,695 pounds of catfish (siluriformes  products)  that may be adulterated with residues of public health concern, specifically…
  • Mar 24

    New York consumer alert: Listeria in Winters Grass raw milk

    New York consumer alert: Listeria in Winters Grass raw milk
    New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard A. Ball on Friday warned consumers in Oneida County and the surrounding area not to consume unpasteurized, raw milk from Winters Grass Farm because of positive…
Rank this Week: 111

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Mar 25

    Webinar on Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Webinar on Defend Trade Secrets Act
    McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP will be offering a live webinar entitled "The Defend Trade Secrets Act at (Almost) One" on April 18, 2017 from 10:00 am to 11:15 am (CT). In this presentation, MBHB attorney and Patent Docs…
  • Mar 25

    IPO Webinar on IPR Estoppel in District Court

    IPO Webinar on IPR Estoppel in District Court
    The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "IPR Estoppel in District Court: How Wide?" on March 29, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (ET). Jon Gurka of Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear LLP, Hon. Faith…
  • Mar 25

    Washington College of Law Post-Argument Discussion of TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC

    Washington College of Law Post-Argument Discussion of TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    As part of its ongoing Supreme Court series, the American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice & Intellectual Property will be hosting a post-argument discussion on the TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group…
Rank this Week: 56

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Mar 25

    Here's an IDEA: Less Clickbait, More Accuracy About SCOTUS, Gorsuch, and Disabled Student

    Here's an IDEA: Less Clickbait, More Accuracy About SCOTUS, Gorsuch, and Disabled Student
    by Diane KleinLast Wednesday, as the Gorsuch confirmation hearings ground through another day, a frisson passed through the left-leaning side of Facebook.  Screaming across the web were headlines like "Supreme Court unanimously…
  • Mar 24

    Powerful People Prefer 'Personal' Relationships With Powerless People

    Powerful People Prefer 'Personal' Relationships With Powerless People
    by Neil H. BuchananThe personal relationship that I have with my automobile insurance company is a cornerstone of my happiness.  Also, my sense of empowerment when I interact with my cable company makes me feel pleased that no one is…
  • Mar 23

    Judge Gorsuch Makes It "Personal"

    Judge Gorsuch Makes It "Personal"
    by Michael DorfMy latest Verdict column went live yesterday morning, after a very full day of questioning of Judge Gorsuch by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The column makes a number of points about the way in which the…
Rank this Week: 142

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 346

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 16

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Mar 25

    Vulto Creamery Listeria Outbreak Update

    Vulto Creamery Listeria Outbreak Update
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local officials, has identified Ouleout cheese from Vulto Creamery of Walton, New York, as the likely source of an…
  • Mar 25

    I.M. Healthy and Dixie Dew Soy Nut Butter E. coli Outbreak Update

    I.M. Healthy and Dixie Dew Soy Nut Butter E. coli Outbreak Update
    The CDC updated the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to I.M. Healthy and Dixie Dew Soy Nut Butter to twenty-three people infected with the outbreak strains of E. coli O157:H7 from nine states. Arizona 4, California 5, Maryland 1, Missouri 1,…
  • Mar 25

    Consumer Complaints of Metal Objects Prompts Chicken Fries Recall

    Consumer Complaints of Metal Objects Prompts Chicken Fries Recall
    OK Food, Inc., an Oklahoma City, Okla. establishment, is recalling approximately 933,272 pounds of breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s…
Rank this Week: 160

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Mar 25

    Are we watching the demise of the American public corporation?

    Are we watching the demise of the American public corporation?
    I've spent my professional life studying the American public corporation, but for a while I've been worried that the next generation of corporate law scholars may have to find other subjects of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Mar 25

    My diploma from STEP at ND

    My diploma from STEP at ND
    Five more courses to go for my Certificate in Catholic Doctrine: [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Mar 24

    WLF on the SEC's Conflict Minerals Rule

    WLF on the SEC's Conflict Minerals Rule
    From the Washington Legal Foundation: On March 17, 2017 WLF filed comments with SEC in response to Acting Chairman Piwowar’s January 31 request for input on the Conflict Minerals Rule. WLF seeks... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 219

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Mar 25

    Triangle Shirtwaist Factory ('Triangle Waist Company') Fire, March 25, 1911

    Triangle Shirtwaist Factory ('Triangle Waist Company') Fire, March 25, 1911
    Today is the 106th anniversary (March 25, 1911) of the fire at the Triangle Waist (often ‘Shirtwaist’) Company in New York City in which 146 garment workers – 123 women and 23 men – died. Most of these workers were…
  • Mar 24

    ... first demonstration of ACT UP, pioneering direct-action AIDs organization

    ... first demonstration of ACT UP, pioneering direct-action AIDs organization
    “AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) is an international direct action advocacy group working to impact the lives of people with AIDS (PWAs) and the AIDS pandemic to bring about legislation, medical research, and treatment and…
  • Mar 24

    Rodolfo Walsh: revolutionary Argentine journalist

    Rodolfo Walsh: revolutionary Argentine journalist
    March 24, 1977: On this date Rodolfo Jorge Walsh (January 9, 1927 – March 25, 1977) an Argentine journalist and revolutionary of Irish descent, published his “Open Letter from a Writer to the Military Junta” (excerpts from…
Rank this Week: 334

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Mar 25

    A Question I Would Like to Ask PHH's Lawyer, Ted Olson

    A Question I Would Like to Ask PHH's Lawyer, Ted Olson
    by Jeff Sovern We've blogged several times about the House Financial Service Subcommittee hearing on the constitutionality of the CFPB, at which PHH's lawyer Ted Olson, among others, testified. Now that I have listened to the hearing, I have…
  • Mar 25

    Horton Article: Arbitration About Arbitration

    Horton Article: Arbitration About Arbitration
    David Horton of California, Davis has written Arbitration About Arbitration Stanford Law Review, Vol. 70, (2017 Forthcoming). Here is the abstract: Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Federal Arbitration Act…
  • Mar 24

    Congress moves to strike Internet privacy rules ...

    Congress moves to strike Internet privacy rules ...
    ... because who doesn't want their online history collected and sold by internet companies? The New York Times has the story.
Rank this Week: 52

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

Covers Illinois estate planning, real estate and trusts. By Wilson & Wilson.

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Mar 25

    Ensuring Guardians Comply With Their Dutie

    Ensuring Guardians Comply With Their Dutie
    When a guardian is appointed for a person with a disability (the “ward”), the guardian is required to follow certain guidelines.  There are two types of guardianships in Illinois, and they each have different rules to follow.…
  • Mar 16

    When It’s Too Late for a Power of Attorney

    When It’s Too Late for a Power of Attorney
    Many times clients will call our firm and state that they need a Power of Attorney for their elderly relative because he/she has dementia or some other condition which causes diminished capacity.  Unfortunately, depending on the…
  • Feb 24

    Trusts for Tots and Teenager

    Trusts for Tots and Teenager
    Children under the age of 18 cannot directly inherit more than a small amount of money. If you make no provisions in your Will, a court will appoint a property guardian to manage your child’s assets until he reaches 18. The property…
Rank this Week: 895

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    Indiana Inmates Could Have Computer Tablets by End of Year

    Indiana Inmates Could Have Computer Tablets by End of Year
    3-25-17 Indiana: Indiana prison officials have proposed providing inmates with computer tablets in an effort to help them connect with family and further their educations. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana prison officials have proposed…
  • Mar 25

    House OKs bill barring sex offenders from park work

    House OKs bill barring sex offenders from park work
    3-25-17 Illinois: Despite objections from state Rep. Steven Andersson (R-Geneva), the House passed a bill on Thursday that prohibits Illinois park districts from retaining a volunteer who has been found to be a sex offender. Anderson argued…
  • Mar 24

    California prisons to free 9,500 inmates in 4 year

    California prisons to free 9,500 inmates in 4 year
    3-24-17 California: SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Corrections officials adopted new criminal sentencing rules on Friday that aim to trim California’s prison population by 9,500 inmates after four years. They include steps like reducing…
Rank this Week: 27

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    DIARY OF A MAD PRESIDENT HEALTH CASE WIN ISSUE

    DIARY OF A MAD PRESIDENT HEALTH CASE WIN ISSUE
    Dear Diary... another big win this week. Destroyed Obama-care by not passing a new health care bill. Now everyone will see Obama-care fail and we will have a new health care bill. I promised to repeal and replace Obama-care on day…
  • Mar 23

    THE AGE OF IGNORANCE

    THE AGE OF IGNORANCE
    The author William Manchester named his book about the dark ages "A World Lit Only By Fire". It was an age of ignorance and suffering. In Occupied America, ignorance has become a virtue. The President generates huge applause lines when…
  • Mar 22

    A READER INQUIRES

    A READER INQUIRES
    A reader has some questions that deserve answers. Here are some questions for you my friend Rumpy: 1. Why does the State e-file discovery notices but not the actual discovery, which they send to you by snail mail? Even Broweird…
Rank this Week: 186

bevlog

bevlog

Distilling a million label approvals down to the ones that affect you. Tracks legal trends in beer, wine and spirits product approvals. By Lehrman Beverage Law.

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Mar 25

    Horses, Bourbon, Kentucky

    Horses, Bourbon, Kentucky
    I stumbled upon an interesting article in the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law of all places. Even though it’s based in Kentucky, I am startled to see that perhaps Mark Brown missed this, in the wee…
  • Mar 11

    Shoutout to Fairfax

    Shoutout to Fairfax
    Our law firm has been in the heart of Fairfax County, Virginia, since 2001. Before that, I worked a couple blocks from the White House. For the most part, we’ve handled federal law during that time. But increasingly, we are handling…
  • Feb 6

    How Old is that Old Charter?

    How Old is that Old Charter?
    The plaintiff in a would-be class action lawsuit against Sazerac voluntarily dismissed all his claims in late January, ending the litigation. The case (Parker v. Buffalo Trace Distillery, Inc. et al.) began in November of last year,…
Rank this Week: 967