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The History of Custody Law

The History of Custody Law

Traces the development of custody law from prehistoric times to the modern day. By the Law Office of Tom James.

http://tomjameslaw.com/blog/category/history-of-custody-law-2/
  • Dec 20

    Mandating findings on all factors in custody case

    Mandating findings on all factors in custody case
    Another kind of approach to custody law reform involves mandating consideration of a particular factor, or set of factors, in every case. The best example of this kind of reform is the “domestic violence” factor. Although courts…
  • Dec 9

    A Note About This Blog

    A Note About This Blog
    Most of the responses to the posts on this blog (other than blogspam) are constructive. Every now and then, though, I receive one that is not. I’ve discerned a pattern in the latter kind: It invariably comes from someone who has made…
  • Dec 6

    Responsibility and commitment as new “best interest” factor

    Responsibility and commitment as new “best interest” factor
    Recognizing the importance to children of growing up in an intact family, and the painful impact of divorce on children, a legislature may want to consider adding a factor favoring the party who has demonstrated the greatest commitment to…
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: 225

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 35

Ernie The Attorney

Ernie The Attorney

Covers law and law blogs. By Ernest Svenson.

http://ernietheattorney.net/
  • Dec 20

    What should you pay attention to?

    What should you pay attention to?
    We tend to become what we give our attention to. If we dwell on fear of what might happen in the future, we sort of become that future moment. Which, of course, isn’t real. We lose power when we focus too much on things that…
  • Dec 16

    Your special abilities – Part 2

    Your special abilities – Part 2
    In the last post I talked about two questions to ask so you can get clear on what close friends think are your special abilities. And I told you I was doing the same thing, and would report back. Well, I’m following through on my…
  • Dec 7

    What are your special abilities?

    What are your special abilities?
    Every person is really good at at least one thing. Everyone has special abilities, things that impress their close friends and family members. Weirdly, most people don’t fully appreciate their special abilities. I recently did…
Rank this Week: 109

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 39

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Dec 20

    Berkeley Art Museum Acquires The Steven Leiber Collection

    Berkeley Art Museum Acquires The Steven Leiber Collection
    The University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive has acquired the Steven Leiber collection of Conceptual art and ephemera as well as Leiber’s library of Conceptual art reference and artists’ books. Steven Leiber…
  • Dec 20

    Psychologist's Death Remains Undetermined

    Psychologist's Death Remains Undetermined
    A forensic psychologist whose testimony helped decide a heated probate case earlier this year was killed in a house fire. An autopsy has revealed that the 63 year-old psychologist, Christopher Heard, died of smoke inhalation and thermal burns…
  • Dec 20

    Life Insurance Valuation

    Life Insurance Valuation
    Many new owners of life insurance policies either purchased or received as a gift are shocked when they find out the valuation of the policy. Many fixed-income assets, such as life insurance policies are valued through a discounted cash…
Rank this Week: 91

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer…

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, drug recalls, product hazards and family law. By Padove Law.

http://www.indianainjuryandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 20

    Indiana Appeals Court Affirms Loss of Parental Rights, Cite Drug Use

    Indiana Appeals Court Affirms Loss of Parental Rights, Cite Drug Use
    Indiana courts are rarely eager to terminate the rights of faltering biological parents, who often receive numerous opportunities to reform and provide a stable, loving environment. Termination of parental rights is seen as a last resort…
  • Dec 10

    Higgins v. Cumber - Step-parent Rights Weighed by State High Court

    Higgins v. Cumber - Step-parent Rights Weighed by State High Court
    Approximately one in three children will live at least some portion of their childhood with a stepparent, according to recent statistics. These are individuals who will play an important and lasting role in children's lives. However, from a…
  • Nov 18

    Carr-MacArthur v. Carr - On Mental Health and Child Custody

    Carr-MacArthur v. Carr - On Mental Health and Child Custody
    Mental illness does not carry the same stigma it did even just a few decades ago. This has brought many conditions to light that may have otherwise been hidden, and allowed for better treatment plans with greater family support. However, in…
Rank this Week: 961

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Dec 20

    Political Correctness Leads to “Merry Christmas” Law

    Political Correctness Leads to “Merry Christmas” Law
    Texas governor Rick Perry signed a new law in 2013 called the “Merry Christmas” law. The new law protects Christmas and other holidays in Texas’ public schools from legal challenges. The law was initiated when Representative…
  • Dec 15

    Bill Cosby Plays the Race Card

    Bill Cosby Plays the Race Card
    Let me put my cards on the table. I never did like Bill Cosby, didn’t think he was funny, and wondered why everyone went ga-ga over him, especially Oprah. However, I never dreamt in a million years that he was a long-term sex offender,…
  • Dec 15

    Bill Cosby Plays the Race Card

    Bill Cosby Plays the Race Card
    Let me put my cards on the table. I never did like Bill Cosby, didn’t think he was funny, and wondered why everyone went ga-ga over him, especially Oprah. However, I never dreamt in a million years that he was a long-term sex offender,…
Rank this Week: 419

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

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

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

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 20

    'Sextortion': Online blackmail of men

    'Sextortion': Online blackmail of men
    SextortionIsn't it ironic that when the average citizen does it, it's a crime, but when the police do it for so called "sex stings", it's then magically ok? Video Description: Hundreds of thousands of men around the world are falling victim…
  • Nov 5

    Vicky Henry, Women Against the Registry

    Vicky Henry, Women Against the Registry
    Video Description: Anyone convicted of a crime involving sex may be put on a public registry. At a conference on sex offender laws Vicky Henry, president of Women Against the Registry (WAR), tells of the horrendous consequences of the…
  • Nov 5

    CA - Sex-offender laws are ineffective and unfair, critics say

    CA - Sex-offender laws are ineffective and unfair, critics say
    Original Article 10/17/2014 By Puck Lo Frank Lindsay, 62, is a father, small-business owner and avid surfer. He’s also one of 105,000 people in California — and 760,000 nationally — listed as a sex offender. In accordance…
Rank this Week: 4

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Dec 20

    “When We Tell You to Do Something, Do It”

    “When We Tell You to Do Something, Do It”
    No need for reformers like Will Wilkinson to make the case against police unions when guys like this make it so eloquently. More: Radley Balko (MSNBC on video versus police-union account of Tamir Rice shooting in Cleveland); Cleveland Plain…
  • Dec 20

    Liability roundup

    Liability roundup
    From the Manhattan Institute “Trial Lawyers Inc.” project, “Wheels of Fortune” (PDF), twin report on lawyers’ exploitation of SSDI (Social Security Disability) and ADA cases; Theodore Dalrymple on the flaws of…
  • Dec 19

    Eminent domain to seize “The Interview”?

    Eminent domain to seize “The Interview”?
    It’s being suggested, in the wake of widespread outrage over the yanking of the film under threat, but please: let’s not run the whole country like the state of Maryland. Also on the Sony affair, from @conor64: “Failure to…
Rank this Week: 22

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Dec 20

    A Tale of Two Tiers: the State of Legal Education in 2 Chart

    A Tale of Two Tiers: the State of Legal Education in 2 Chart
    If there were ever a market in need of adjustment, it is law.
  • Dec 19

    Guess the Ghostwriter, SOPA Edition

    Guess the Ghostwriter, SOPA Edition
    The document’s metadata clearly shows who authored the document (Google redacted the author’s name), the author’s company, and even the template drafting program.
  • Dec 19

    Avoid Malpractice this Holiday Season

    Avoid Malpractice this Holiday Season
    Prepare ahead this holiday season to avoid ethical issues that can come up from your absence in the office and urge to give off-the-cuff legal advice.
Rank this Week: 407

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
  • Dec 20

    The First Annual Conflict Minerals Filings: Observations and Next Step

    The First Annual Conflict Minerals Filings: Observations and Next Step
    Editor's Note: Amy Goodman is a partner and co-chair of the Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance practice group at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. The following post is based on a Gibson Dunn alert. As companies prepare for the…
  • Dec 20

    A Response to Professor Macey

    A Response to Professor Macey
    Editor's Note: Joseph A. Grundfest is the W. A. Franke Professor of Law and Business at Stanford University Law School. This post responds to a post, titled SEC Commissioner, Law Professor Wrongfully Accuse SRP of Securities Fraud, by Yale…
  • Dec 19

    Revisiting the “Accredited Investor” Definition to Better Protect Investor

    Revisiting the “Accredited Investor” Definition to Better Protect Investor
    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 meeting of the SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies; the…
Rank this Week: 50

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 20

    Health Law Events at January 2015 AALS Annual Meeting

    Health Law Events at January 2015 AALS Annual Meeting
       Health Law Events at the January 2015 AALS Annual Meeting Friday, JAN. 2 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Lebanese Taverna 2641 Connecticut NW Health Law Professors Reception  Drinks & heavy hors d'oeuvres…
  • Dec 20

    Clinicians CRIMINALLY Charged for Not Resuscitating Patient

    Clinicians CRIMINALLY Charged for Not Resuscitating Patient
    The UK Crown Prosecution Service has made the extremely unusual step to criminally charge three clinicians for accidentally failing to resuscitate six-year-old Jack Adcock. The clinicians mixed up Jack with another child who was subject to a…
  • Dec 19

    Minnesota Assisted Suicide Trial for Final Exit Network

    Minnesota Assisted Suicide Trial for Final Exit Network
    The Minnesota trial of Final Exit Network and two of its Exit Guides has been scheduled for May 4, 2015. On December 8, Dakota County District Judge Christian Wilton set aside February 26-27 for hearings on all pretrial motions. One of…
Rank this Week: 328

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 44

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Dec 20

    New Year's Resolution: Be better at blogging

    New Year's Resolution: Be better at blogging
    I've been a CIS non-resident fellow (or now faculty afflilaite) now for a decade, beginning in 2004.  I love being associated with CIS, and many of my closest friends have come from my connections with CIS.  Whereever we've…
  • Dec 19

    The MLAT roadmap - visualizing how the process actually work

    The MLAT roadmap - visualizing how the process actually work
    When I first started working on mutual legal assistance treaties (MLATs), they were seen as the less glamorous, hard-working cousin of extradition treaties.  An international fugitive being flown back under armed guard to face justice is…
  • Dec 16

    November 2014 in Retrospect: Intermediary Liability News and More from the Internet and Jurisdiction Project

    November 2014 in Retrospect: Intermediary Liability News and More from the Internet and Jurisdiction Project
    November 2014 in Retrospect is available here: http://www.internetjurisdiction.net/observatory/retrospect/2014-november Retrospect is the monthly newsletter of the Internet & Jurisdiction Project - a global multi-stakeholder…
Rank this Week: 45

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
Rank this Week: 105

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Covers law and policy news around transgendered employees in the workplace.

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 20

    Title VII allows 300:1 ratio of punitive damages, says 9th Circuit

    Title VII allows 300:1 ratio of punitive damages, says 9th Circuit
    Normally, courts are not allowed to, and often reduce, large punitive damage awards that are much larger than the amount of compensatory damages.  Punitive damages refer to extra damages given because of a defendant's malicious intent,…
  • Dec 14

    When you have a case, and when you just don't

    When you have a case, and when you just don't
    From Wait A Second!, the Second Circuit civil rights blog, discussing a recent case from the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, about an employee who says that he was fired because of his disability: Although he admitted his inaccurate…
  • Dec 3

    EEOC v. Harris Funeral Homes: Elegy in a Michigan Churchyard

    EEOC v. Harris Funeral Homes: Elegy in a Michigan Churchyard
    The EEOC recently brought, for the first time in its history, two federal court complaints against employers who discriminated based on transgender identity. (The EEOC has heard many such complaints on the administrative level, but this is…
Rank this Week: 757

The LL.M. Program in Agricultural…

The LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law

Covers the law of food and agriculture. By the Graduate Program in Agricultural & Food Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law.

http://www.agfoodllm.com/
  • Dec 20

    New Faculty Enhance the LL.M. Ag & Food Law Curriculum

    New Faculty Enhance the LL.M. Ag & Food Law Curriculum
    The LL.M. Program is pleased to announce three new professors, adding to our network of agricultural and food law scholars and enhancing the opportunities available to our students.  The LL.M. Program welcomes new instructors for…
  • Dec 8

    Janie Hipp, LL.M. Alumna & Director of Indigenous Initiative Featured

    Janie Hipp, LL.M. Alumna & Director of Indigenous Initiative Featured
    Janie Hipp featured in Chickasaw Times articleThis October, the University of Arkansas Alumni Association awarded Janie Simms Hipp, J.D., L.L.M., with a Citation of Distinguished Alumni award during the Arkansas Alumni Association’s…
  • Dec 4

    Nicole Civita joins the Food Law Firm

    Nicole Civita joins the Food Law Firm
    The Food Law Firm announces their newest member "of counsel," Nicole CivitaWe are pleased to share the good news that LL.M. Visiting Assistant Professor and Food Recovery Project Director Nicole Civita has joined the Food Law Firm.Nicole…
Rank this Week: 263

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/
  • Dec 20

    Bartlett and Gulati on "Why Do We Allow Customer Discrimination?"

    Bartlett and Gulati on "Why Do We Allow Customer Discrimination?"
    My Durham neighbors Katherine T. Bartlett and Mitu Gulati have just posted an exciting -- and I'd add controversial -- paper called "We do we allow customer discrimination?" Cribbing now from their abstract: Customers discriminate.…
  • Dec 19

    Prisoner Exchange

    Prisoner Exchange
    Critics of the Obama administration's prisoner exchanges (with Cuba and the Taliban) should read the following paragraphs from the obituary of Richard C. Hottelet, who reported from Germany for CBS in the days before the U.S. entered WWII: On…
  • Dec 18

    How Low Can You Go, InfiLaw?

    How Low Can You Go, InfiLaw?
    When I visited Florida Coastal last spring for my Dean interview, my prescription to turn the school around was drastic. I told them they should immediately rescind offers of admission and refund deposits and application fees for all students…
Rank this Week: 96

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/
  • Dec 20

    Attorney Has Due Process Right To Notice Of Alleged Rule Violation

    Attorney Has Due Process Right To Notice Of Alleged Rule Violation
    The Utah Supreme Court has reversed findings of misconduct, concluding that the accused attorney had been denied due process. A screening panel found that the attorney violated Rules 1.2, 1.4 and 8.4(a). The attorney had not been placed on…
  • Dec 20

    Stealing From Elderly Client Draws Appropriate Sanction

    Stealing From Elderly Client Draws Appropriate Sanction
    An attorney who had obtained power of attorney from an elderly client was disbarred by the Maryland Court of Appeals for misappropriation and deceit. The attorney was added to a joint bank account that had over $14,000 on balance.…
  • Dec 19

    Whereabouts Unknown

    Whereabouts Unknown
    An attorney who was charged with felony receiving stolen property failed to appear for court proceedings. His whereabouts are presently unknown. As a result, the Kentucky Supreme Court has ordered an indefinite suspension. The attorney is…
Rank this Week: 229

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

South Florida Injury Lawyers Blog

South Florida Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers auto accidents and consumer product recalls. By Freeman Injury Law.

http://www.southfloridainjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 20

    Report: Toy Injuries Among Children Higher Than Ever

    Report: Toy Injuries Among Children Higher Than Ever
    As we near the greatest gift-giving season of the year, we do recognize toys can be of great benefit to children, helping them to develop, learn and explore. However, they are also a source of serious injury. A new report published in the…
  • Dec 12

    Injured Airbnb Guests May Seek Damages, But Coverage Complex

    Injured Airbnb Guests May Seek Damages, But Coverage Complex
    Florida is one of the top destinations sought by customers of Airbnb, VRBO and other home-sharing, short-term rental hubs – especially around the holidays, where people are seeking a warm respite from the northern cold. But when…
  • Dec 4

    DeCormier v. Harley-Davidson – Liability Waiver Enforceability Challenged

    DeCormier v. Harley-Davidson – Liability Waiver Enforceability Challenged
    Increasingly, companies and service providers require consumers to sign liability waivers, effectively agreeing to sign away their right to seek recompense should injury result from the activity or service. In large part, courts have upheld…
Rank this Week: 972

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 20

    KARMA KRAMER

    KARMA KRAMER
    Many years ago we were retained to represent a troubled man; he was a professional in his late twenties and had some issues with his recovery. He had some personal issues which made him vulnerable to manipulation, and in fact he fell into a…
  • Dec 18

    BRINGING HOME THE BACON

    BRINGING HOME THE BACON
    Over on the South Florida Lawyers Blog,  ("Summary judgment is fun and interesting!" ) they are covering Judge Shephard's massive smack down of Judge David Miller in this opening paragraph of the  opinion on a writ of…
  • Dec 16

    THE WORST OF THE WORST

    THE WORST OF THE WORST
    Hate is protected speech.We are publishing, with permission of the recipient, the anonymous hate mail sent to her by a coward.And make no mistake about it, a coward sent this.We are publicizing it to shame the coward.Oh, they might enjoy it…
Rank this Week: 102

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Dec 20

    CIETAC Arbitration: Different But Fair

    CIETAC Arbitration: Different But Fair
    Every year, an increasing number of Chinese companies require that their contracts with American companies provide for disputes to be resolved via arbitration in China. In these situations, we are seeing mostly CIETAC arbitration clauses Many…
  • Dec 17

    China Holiday Schedule 2015: THE Infographic

    China Holiday Schedule 2015: THE Infographic
    The China Holiday Schedule 2015 infographic below comes from Ryan McLaughlin’s consistently excellent and important Lost Laowoi Blog. Use it and you will not have to wonder why so and so is not picking up the phone on such and such…
  • Dec 16

    The Classic China Scam: Done Often Because It Work

    The Classic China Scam: Done Often Because It Work
    Got an email the other day from the owner of a leading Northwest interior design firm. This person who has asked to remain anonymous, wanted to tell me about how he and his company had been scammed, so as to prevent others from suffering the…
Rank this Week: 255

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 20

    Uber's patent applications related to surge-pricing method hit popular pre

    Uber's patent applications related to surge-pricing method hit popular pre
    Note the article in TIME titled Uber Is Trying to Patent Its Surge Pricing Technology Bloomberg noted:In all, Uber has filed for 24 patents worldwide, according to Innography. The four earliest date back to December 2009, when the company…
  • Dec 19

    Promega hoisted on its own petard by the CAFC

    Promega hoisted on its own petard by the CAFC
    Lack of enablement doomed the claims, and statements during prosecution were part of the problem in the case Promega v. Lifetech:For the reasons discussed herein, we concludethat the asserted claims of the Promega patentsare invalid for lack…
  • Dec 19

    CAFC reverses willful infringement in Stryker v. Zimmer

    CAFC reverses willful infringement in Stryker v. Zimmer
    The CAFC illustrated the difficulty the patentee faces in meeting the objective prong of Seagate.From the decision:The district court failed to undertake an objective as-sessment of Zimmer’s specific defenses to Stryker’sclaims.…
Rank this Week: 63

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Covers Illinois nursing homes and information for nursing home residents, family members, ombudsmen, resident advocates, elder law attorneys and nursing home staff. By Levin & Perconti.

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • Dec 20

    Elder-Against-Elder Abuse Draws Attention

    Elder-Against-Elder Abuse Draws Attention
    Approximately a million and a half elderly Americans reside in nursing homes across the country. Unfortunately they sometimes encounter harsh abuse or unconscionable neglect at the hands of nursing home aides, nurses and other staffers, and…
  • Dec 18

    Mental Abuse Appears Prevalent Across Mental Facilitie

    Mental Abuse Appears Prevalent Across Mental Facilitie
    Recently, The Chicago Tribune published multiple articles about the abuse of children in state facilities. If you or a loved one has suffered neglect or abuse in an Illinois facility please contact one of our experienced attorneys. Click here…
  • Dec 17

    Nursing Home Quality Assessment Expected to Improve by 2016

    Nursing Home Quality Assessment Expected to Improve by 2016
    A recent study by Families for Better Care revealed that Illinois ranks as the eighth-worst in the nation for nursing home care, reflecting particularly low levels of staffing per patient. Especially given an expected “silver…
Rank this Week: 478

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Dec 20

    Weekend Reading: Boys in the Boat

    Weekend Reading: Boys in the Boat
    Do you hate Hitler? Do you like sports? Then Boys in the Boat is a book to add to your “To Read” list. In the middle of the Great Depression, Joe Rantz is a farmboy from the Pacific Northwest who was literally abandoned as a child…
  • Dec 16

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building
      I hope you have a happy and joyous holiday season. Whether it be Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Festivus, Feast of Winter Veil, Saturnalia, or New Year’s Eve, I hope you get to spend some extra time with friends and family. I will…
  • Dec 16

    Train Fares, Integrity, and Financial Service

    Train Fares, Integrity, and Financial Service
    On Monday Britain’s financial regulator banned a senior financial services professional from the industry for life. His transgression was the failure to pay his train fare. BlackRock director Jonathan Paul Burrows was caught by…
Rank this Week: 715

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Dec 20

    Planning Your New Year's Resolutions for Professional Impact?

    Planning Your New Year's Resolutions for Professional Impact?
    Calling All Volunteers for AALS Section on Academic Support Committees!!!! Get involved in your Section by participating on one of the committees. The committees that need your help are: Awards Committee: The Committee decides whether the…
  • Dec 19

    Waiting for Grade

    Waiting for Grade
    Law students breathe a sigh of relief once all of their exams are over and the last papers turned in. It is such a good feeling to have the semester over! No more studying for the time being! Alas, the...
  • Dec 18

    Winter Bar Study Plan

    Winter Bar Study Plan
    Many schools have students who graduate in December. To help them transition from the whirlwind of finals, graduation, and holiday celebrations to bar prep, here are a few things for them to consider: Create a realistic, yet rigorous study…
Rank this Week: 314

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 773

Popehat

Popehat

A Group Complaint about Law, Liberty, and Leisure

http://www.popehat.com
  • Dec 20

    The Curious Case Of The T.V. Attorney And Twitter

    The Curious Case Of The T.V. Attorney And Twitter
    I'll confess that I don't watch much television news, but I have run across Greta Van Susteren through the years, principally when she served as an analyst during the O.J. Simpson trial. Since then, it would appear Ms. Van Susteren has…
  • Dec 17

    The Statement Of South Pittsburg Commissioner Jeff Power

    The Statement Of South Pittsburg Commissioner Jeff Power
    Fellow public servants! From the reports and the debates on these reports heard at the last city council meeting, it is evident that we are dealing with the following main facts. First, the wrecking and diversionist-espionage work of…
  • Dec 4

    Broken Windows And Broken Live

    Broken Windows And Broken Live
    The Broken Windows Theory led to an era of aggressive policing of petty offenses — which in turn led to increased confrontation between police and civilians. The theory depends upon the proposition that tolerating bad conduct, however…
Rank this Week: 209

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Dec 20

    Last Migrant Families Transferred From Artesia To Dilley

    Last Migrant Families Transferred From Artesia To Dilley
    The Artesia Daily Press reports that the final 16 families housed at Artesia were moved to Dilley, Texas, on Thursday. The mayor of Artesia, Phillip Burch, said this about the transfer: “The citizens of Artesia showed a great deal of...
  • Dec 19

    Workers’ Lawsuit Prompts Arpaio to Announce Halt to Last of Immigration Program

    Workers’ Lawsuit Prompts Arpaio to Announce Halt to Last of Immigration Program
    Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio has frequently been in the news, including for a high profile court loss in which the office was found to have engaged in teh unconstitutional racial profiling of Latinos in the name of…
  • Dec 18

    Will Immigration Be Jeb Bush's Achilles' Heel?

    Will Immigration Be Jeb Bush's Achilles' Heel?
    Is Jeb Bush too liberal for the Republican Party on immigration? This CBS News analysis looks at the question. Here is a description of Jeb's book with Clint Bolick on immigration reform. KJ Related articles Reagan-Bush Family Fairness: A…
Rank this Week: 48

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/
  • Dec 20

    The incompleteness of "leaning in"

    The incompleteness of "leaning in"
    Joshua Fershee has previously noted that men and women experience careers in business differently. If women want to get to the top, they often have a longer haul than men. Previous research has also shown that women are evaluated…
  • Dec 19

    Social Subsidiarie

    Social Subsidiarie
    This week I had nice conversations with Brad Edmondson (Author of Ice Cream Social: The Struggle for the Soul of Ben & Jerry’s) and Michael Pirron (CEO of ImpactMakers, a certified benefit corporation).* Both conversations turned to a…
  • Dec 19

    How well does the media portray business?

    How well does the media portray business?
    In each of the classes I have taught I have offered extra credit for a reflection paper on how the media portrays the particular subject because most Americans, including law students, form their opinions about legal issues from television…
Rank this Week: 388

Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

http://www.hillandponton.com/blog/
  • Dec 20

    Special Types of Compensation: CRSC – Part 2

    Special Types of Compensation: CRSC – Part 2
    Combat-Related Special Compensation In the previous post on Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC), we discussed the first part of qualifying for CRSC: the criteria for Military Retirement. In this post, we will talk about the second…
  • Dec 19

    Presumption of Aggravation

    Presumption of Aggravation
    If a veteran has a pre-existing condition that was noted in his or her entrance medical exam, then the presumption of soundness does not apply, but if that condition worsens during active service, the presumption of aggravation might apply…
  • Dec 18

    Veterans Benefits – Unaffected by Filing a Lawsuit against VA

    Veterans Benefits – Unaffected by Filing a Lawsuit against VA
    Does filing a lawsuit against the government affect other benefits that veterans or their families may receive?  That’s a common question asked by many military personnel.  The answer is no. Claims against the Veterans’…
Rank this Week: 887

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
  • Dec 20

    The Walt Disney Company – An Innovative and Creative Pioneer

    The Walt Disney Company – An Innovative and Creative Pioneer
    A strong sense of innovation runs through the entire operations of the Walt Disney Company and the many forms of entertainment media developed by the corporation. For decades, Disney has benefitted from the work of its Imagineering teams,…
  • Dec 19

    Mary Denison Appointed as New Commissioner for Trademark

    Mary Denison Appointed as New Commissioner for Trademark
    Since June 2011, Denison has served as the Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Operations, where she has been responsible for USPTO trademark application, legal examination and registration processes. She has led outreach to the trademark…
  • Dec 19

    Unlocking Patents: The Cost of Failure, The Benefits of Succe

    Unlocking Patents: The Cost of Failure, The Benefits of Succe
    LITAN: ''But let’s go back to the main point again from our paper, which is that we need to switch the national conversation about patents to doing a better job of exploiting what we have as opposed to arguing so much about what the…
Rank this Week: 142

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Dec 20

    Video Footage Provides Family with Answer

    Video Footage Provides Family with Answer
    Lisa Lopez says she would never have known exactly what happened to her mother without the video footage provided by a camera in her nursing home. She found her mother with multiple broken bones, including a broken hip, some time after the…
  • Dec 19

    No More Wire Hangers…

    No More Wire Hangers…
    The New York Post reported that NY Attorney General’s office is investigating a suspicious event which occurred in a Queens area nursing home. Robert Brogan was a patient suffering from dementia when he was injured on two separate…
  • Dec 18

    Lawsuit about Short-staffing

    Lawsuit about Short-staffing
    ABC News reported that Preferred Care Partners Management Group L.P., one of the nation’s largest for profit nursing home chains, has been sued by New Mexico over inadequate resident care, alleging that thin staffing made…
Rank this Week: 68

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

Analyzes of trends and developments in workers' compensation law. By Jon L. Gelman.

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 20

    Injured North Providence school custodian wins workers’ comp lawsuit against town

    Injured North Providence school custodian wins workers’ comp lawsuit against town
    Today's post is shared from providencejournal.com/A North Providence school custodian recently won a workers’ compensation lawsuit against the town.Joseph J. Adamczyk, who worked at Wayland Elementary School, in North Providence,…
  • Dec 20

    TRIA Non-Renewal: No Loss to Worker

    TRIA Non-Renewal: No Loss to Worker
    Todays guest post is shared from workcompwire.com and is authored by Peter Rousmaniere.The failure to renew the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) – first enacted in 2002, renewed in 2005 and 2007 – raises two…
  • Dec 20

    Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis Among Responders to a Rollover of a Truck Carrying Calves — Kansas, April 2013

    Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis Among Responders to a Rollover of a Truck Carrying Calves — Kansas, April 2013
    Today's [post is shared from cdc.gov/In April 2013, the Thomas County Health Department notified the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Response section (KDHE) of two cases of cryptosporidiosis…
Rank this Week: 145

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

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

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

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Dec 20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-19

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-19
    Sony cyberattack: what is Obama going to do about it? http://t.co/mggfMtde6B -> A Market Researcher’s Perspective on CASL http://t.co/YQDr15hJKC -> Microsoft: Irish data disclosure case 'fundamental to the future of global…
  • Dec 19

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-18

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-18
    New Report Shows Copyright Added $1.1 Trillion To Economy https://t.co/sdaNUPhXPe -> Photographers, Don't Think You Need to Register Your Copyrights? Think Again – Huffington Post http://t.co/UqSnukIJjc -> The Sony Hack Shows How…
  • Dec 19

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-18

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-18
    New Report Shows Copyright Added $1.1 Trillion To Economy https://t.co/sdaNUPhXPe -> Photographers, Don't Think You Need to Register Your Copyrights? Think Again – Huffington Post http://t.co/UqSnukIJjc -> The Sony Hack Shows How…
Rank this Week: 820

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

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

    Important Decision in Favor of Policyholders on Matching Issue

    Important Decision in Favor of Policyholders on Matching Issue
    One area of dispute in property insurance claims involving hail or storm damage is how much needs to be replaced. When part of a building’s roof or siding is damaged as a result of a storm, sometimes the replacement material is no…
  • Dec 19

    FEMA and the NFIP Seek to Assist Flood Policyholders with Launch of an Interim Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate

    FEMA and the NFIP Seek to Assist Flood Policyholders with Launch of an Interim Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate
    On December 18, 2014, Dennis Kuhns, the Division Director of the Risk Insurance Division of Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) issued Write Your Own (“WYO”) Bulletin W-14062, entitled, “FEMA Announces…
  • Dec 18

    Merlin Law Group's Brandee Bower Named President of AWL

    Merlin Law Group's Brandee Bower Named President of AWL
    This week, a new Board of Directors was slated for the Association of Women Lawyers. I’m proud to announce that I will serve as President of AWL. The Association for Women Lawyers is a non-profit organization, formed in 1976, that…
Rank this Week: 135

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/
Rank this Week: 301

On the Record

On the Record

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

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
Rank this Week: 264

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

Features updates on regulatory and public policy matters in Washington, DC in national security, trade, and international law.

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • Dec 20

    Odds & Ends: Cuba

    Odds & Ends: Cuba
    Before I go into my thoughts about the President’s announcement, I want to disclose some information about myself. My mom came to this country on one of the last flights that were allowed from Cuba to the United States before the…
  • Dec 19

    The U.S.-Cuba Policy Betrayal, Another ‘Neville Chamberlain’ Moment

    The U.S.-Cuba Policy Betrayal, Another ‘Neville Chamberlain’ Moment
    A reporter asked me yesterday if I knew or had been tipped off about the December 17 announcement by the Obama Administration. She had read a December 16 post on this blog, the Cuba Policy Canard, where I discussed the very likely possibility…
  • Dec 16

    The Cuba Canard

    The Cuba Canard
    The Obama Administration, if it can politically muster the will to do so, will try to normalize relations with the Communist regime in Cuba some time next year. Or at least he will make a serious effort to do so by easing certain sanctions…
Rank this Week: 274

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 20

    Montana Jury rejects Stand-Your-Ground self-defense in Murder trial

    Montana Jury rejects Stand-Your-Ground self-defense in Murder trial
    A Montana jury recently rejected a "stand your ground" defense offered by a defendant charge with the murder of a German exchange student earlier this year. The defendant argued that he was only acting out of self-defense in…
  • Dec 19

    Washington Appeals Court address Right to Remain Silent in recent decision

    Washington Appeals Court address Right to Remain Silent in recent decision
    The Constitution protects us when we make statements under police interrogation without being advised of our rights, or when we decide not to make any statements at all. One of the key rights stated in a Miranda warning is the...
  • Dec 9

    Hernandez defense team attempts to block evidence of prior criminal behavior from trial

    Hernandez defense team attempts to block evidence of prior criminal behavior from trial
    Aaron Hernandez's defense attorneys are once again asking the trial court to prevent the prosecution from raising certain evidence against Hernandez during his murder trial in the Fall River Superior Court. In particular, FOX25 News reports…
Rank this Week: 669

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

Covers future technology for the lawyer of today. By Richard M. Georges.

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Dec 20

    Wearable World - What Are You Wearing?

    Wearable World - What Are You Wearing?
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Dec 20

    LG GWatch R - Pretty Dumb SmartWatch

    LG GWatch R - Pretty Dumb SmartWatch
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Dec 20

    CNET At CES 2015

    CNET At CES 2015
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 330

North Carolina Estate Planning…

North Carolina Estate Planning Blog

Covers legal issues relating to wealth transfer, asset preservation, probate, and taxation. By Greg Herman-Giddens of Trust Counsel, P.A.

http://www.ncestateplanningblog.com/
  • Dec 20

    Estate Planning Mistake: Forgetting to Fund

    Estate Planning Mistake: Forgetting to Fund
    Many estate plans include a living trust, a tool that can be amended at any time during the trust creator’s life and becomes irrevocable upon their death. Even the most carefully planned and detailed estate plans could be at least…
  • Dec 19

    Estate Plan Controversie

    Estate Plan Controversie
    Celebrities are not the only individuals whose estate plans experience controversy. The Will of any individual may be contested in court. Some estate plan provisions might cause conflicts. Controversy is particularly likely if an individual…
  • Dec 18

    3 Signs You Should Update Your Retirement Plan

    3 Signs You Should Update Your Retirement Plan
    Reports continue to show Americans are not saving enough for retirement. Some retirement account owners may miss out on opportunities that could help grow their assets, even if they are not contributing suggested amounts. TrustCounsel’s…
Rank this Week: 571