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Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Feb 19

    Frontal Lobe or A Softer Take on The Twenty-Fifth Amendment and Mental Illne

    Frontal Lobe or A Softer Take on The Twenty-Fifth Amendment and Mental Illne
    Gerard makes a good point about the Twenty-Fifth Amendment, but there may a related idea that helps (and shows the limits of the Amendment). Perhaps the President, as with many folks as we age, has a front lobe problem. These ideas apply to…
  • Feb 14

    FAN 142 (First Amendment News) 8th Cir. Upholds 1st Amendment challenge to trademark licensing rule

    FAN 142 (First Amendment News) 8th Cir. Upholds 1st Amendment challenge to trademark licensing rule
      Seattle. “Then-students Paul Gerlich and Erin Furleigh were officers with Iowa State University’s chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML ISU) when they filed their lawsuit in…
  • Feb 13

    Hibernation Time

    Hibernation Time
    Today I got the tap on the shoulder from my publisher saying that the clock has started to run for the next round of edits on my Bill of Rights book.  So I’ll be posting less frequently for the next month or so.
Rank this Week: 53

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

Focuses on issues and the differences in how the law relates to economic organizations, political organizations, religious, ethnic and family organizations. By Penn State Dickinson School of Law Professor Larry Catá Backer.

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 926

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 16

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/
  • Feb 19

    South Lake Tahoe Multi-Vehicle Accident

    South Lake Tahoe Multi-Vehicle Accident
    I’m Ed Smith, a South Lake Tahoe personal injury lawyer. A series of auto accidents occurred in South Lake Tahoe on State Route 88 in the early afternoon hours of Tuesday, February 14, 2017. What Happened? Officers from the California…
  • Feb 19

    3 Apps to Prevent Distracted Driving in Teen

    3 Apps to Prevent Distracted Driving in Teen
    Distracted driving is a threat that most people don’t think about, but which kills thousands of people each year. Studies by the Centers for Disease Control found that in 2013, 18% of crashes that resulted in traumatic injuries were…
  • Feb 18

    The Secret is out about California’s State Rock

    The Secret is out about California’s State Rock
    I’m Ed Smith, an El Dorado Hills Mesothelioma lawyer. Serpentine is the official State Rock in California. Ours was the first state to announce an official state rock and an official state mineral. Chrysotile asbestos, naturally…
Rank this Week: 165

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Feb 19

    China Manufacturing Contracts: The Questions We Ask

    China Manufacturing Contracts: The Questions We Ask
    When we first began drafting manufacturing agreements for clients outsourcing their manufacturing to China, one of our China lawyers would send the client a six page questionaire to tease out the client’s China manufacturing plans.…
  • Feb 18

    China and Mexico: The Two Amigos? Part III

    China and Mexico: The Two Amigos? Part III
    In my first post, I discussed China’s efforts to build stronger economic ties with Mexico – and why Mexico should be clear-eyed about China’s motives. In my second post, I examined the current economic relationship between…
  • Feb 17

    Quick Question Friday, China Law Answers, Part XXXVIII

    Quick Question Friday, China Law Answers, Part XXXVIII
    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: 392

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Discusses alcohol-related crimes and their defenses with a concentration on Minnesota.

http://www.dwiminneapolislawyer.com/blog/
  • Feb 19

    The Science of Infrared Technology and Breath Alcohol Detection

    The Science of Infrared Technology and Breath Alcohol Detection
    Blood alcohol testing (BAC) technology continues to improve in the fight to curb drunk driving and to better identify individuals who are driving while intoxicated. Among one of the most interesting DWI law-related technological…
  • Feb 3

    New Tostito Alcohol Detecting Bag in Time for Super Bowl

    New Tostito Alcohol Detecting Bag in Time for Super Bowl
    The Tostito Alcohol detecting Bag in time for Super Bowl is a unique and mind-bending idea. Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD), Uber, and Frito-Lay have gathered forces to produce a Tostito “Party Safe” bag equipped…
  • Jan 27

    Drunk Driving and Auto-Brewery Syndrome Intoxication

    Drunk Driving and Auto-Brewery Syndrome Intoxication
    Drunk Driving and Auto-Brewery Syndrome is a farfetched idea for many people, including family, doctors and police officers. Imagine a police officer pulling someone over for drunk driving and the offender is legally drunk. The driver swears…
Rank this Week: 153

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Feb 19

    Medley

    Medley
    Here are various bits and pieces, while we await big cases such as the Supreme Court decision in Poshteh v RB Kensington & Chelsea. (You can watch the hearing here.) We don’t usually promote events on Nearly Legal, but I am happy to…
  • Feb 13

    Failings and function

    Failings and function
    BBC News reported on the effect of the Retaliatory Eviction provisions in the Deregulation Act, some 16 months on. A large scale FOI request produced the result that only 19% of councils had recorded stopping even 1 retaliatory eviction…
  • Feb 13

    Who knows where? – service and the Land Registry

    Who knows where? – service and the Land Registry
    Service of notices, claims etc on ‘last known address’ can be a bit of a thorny issue. Not least the question of the extent of reasonable inquiries to find the missing person before the ‘last known address’ can be…
Rank this Week: 509

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

Covers the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. By John L. Welch.

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 390

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: 196

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

Covers recent developments in labor arbitration. By John H. Curley.

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    Quick Hits - Public policy, double jeopardy and email

    Quick Hits - Public policy, double jeopardy and email
    Four (unsuccessful) public policy challenges to arbitration awardsCourts continue to carefully scrutinize challenges to arbitration awards based on claims that the award is contrary to public policy. In  Cuyahoga…
  • Feb 5

    Court rejects Union's challenge to outsourcing award-work was supplemental and was not replaced elsewhere

    Court rejects Union's challenge to outsourcing award-work was supplemental and was not replaced elsewhere
    Steelworkers Local 10-86 represents employees at Merck facility in West Point, PA. The facility is primary used for the production of large molecule products like vaccines, rather than small molecule products like tablets.Merck sold a small…
  • Jan 29

    Police officers, Brady/Giglio, dishonesty, exoneration and just cause

    Police officers, Brady/Giglio, dishonesty, exoneration and just cause
    A recent award by Arbitrator Micheal Falvo addresses all of these topics. Arbitrator Falvo sustained a grievance filed on behalf of a Champaign, Ill. police officer terminated after the State's Attorney declared that she did not believe she…
Rank this Week: 252

Rubin on Tax

Rubin on Tax

Covers tax and legal issues relating to federal and Florida tax, estate planning, probate, and business matters. By Charles Rubin.

http://rubinontax.floridatax.com/
  • Feb 19

    Michael Jackson Estate Tax Case Moving Forward

    Michael Jackson Estate Tax Case Moving Forward
    Most estate tax practitioners will tell you estate tax it is all about valuation when assets are other than cash and marketable securities. The estate tax case of the Michael Jackson estate is an ideal demonstration. Tax Court proceedings are…
  • Feb 18

    IRS is Getting More Info About Your Home Mortgage

    IRS is Getting More Info About Your Home Mortgage
    Below is a copy of the 2017 Form 1098: The items with the green arrows are new - previously, the IRS did not obtain this information from the mortgage lender. Key items now being disclosed include the principal balance at the beginning of…
  • Feb 11

    Birds-Eye View of New Gain Recognition Rules on Transfers of Appreciated Property to Partnerships with Related Foreign Partner

    Birds-Eye View of New Gain Recognition Rules on Transfers of Appreciated Property to Partnerships with Related Foreign Partner
    The IRS recently issued extensive regulations under the authority of Section 721(c) that denies nonrecognition treatment for transfer of appreciated property to a controlled partnership (domestic or foreign) by a U.S. person if there are…
Rank this Week: 876

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Feb 19

    Do High Heels Mean A Compensable Workers’ Comp Claim?

    Do High Heels Mean A Compensable Workers’ Comp Claim?
    Navigating issues of compensability in workers’ compensation has become a complicated task for members of the claims management team and interested stakeholders.  This is highlighted by developing case law that scrutinizes the…
  • Feb 16

    9 Steps to Foster a Mentally Healthy Workplace

    9 Steps to Foster a Mentally Healthy Workplace
    Mental health, especially depression is one of the leading causes of workplace absenteeism and lost productivity.  Estimates are that around $12 billion in lost workdays annually are attributed to depression-related illnesses. Injured…
  • Feb 15

    Business Map to Workers Comp In Enterprise Risk Management

    Business Map to Workers Comp In Enterprise Risk Management
    Once a company is successfully able to implement the foundation of their Enterprise Risk Management program, the attention soon shifts to having an effective map that allows important connections to be made.   Almost all companies have…
Rank this Week: 187

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Feb 19

    Dinner At LeCouCou (The Day After)

    Dinner At LeCouCou (The Day After)
    There aren’t a great many benefits to blogging. Fielding moronic comments that demand an order of magnitude more effort to deconstruct than to make isn’t nearly as much fun as people think. But when I wrote about the efforts to…
  • Feb 19

    A Call From Area Code 202

    A Call From Area Code 202
    A friend asked the question: Should I? When a new administration takes over in Washington, there is a seismic shift in top-level staff. The new administration has to appoint something in the order of 4,000 people, but then there are…
  • Feb 18

    For A Nickel I Will

    For A Nickel I Will
    More than 35 years ago, upon graduating from college, I did what many kids of my generation did. I bought a backpack and a Eurail Pass and set out to see the world, without a gun on my shoulder. I flew into Paris’ De Gaulle Airport and…
Rank this Week: 29

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/
  • Feb 19

    Abuse Of Discretion – ERISA

    Abuse Of Discretion – ERISA
    Dallas and Fort Worth lawyers who handle ERISA claims need to read this recent Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division opinion.  It is styled, Martha Shindoll v. United of Omaha Life Insurance Company. Shindoll had an ERISA plan…
  • Feb 18

    Interpreting An Insurance Policy

    Interpreting An Insurance Policy
    One of the first things Dallas and Fort Worth insurance lawyers want to do in an insurance case is to read the policy.  The next thing would be to know how the courts interpret policies.  A recent article from the State Bar of…
  • Feb 16

    How Relevant Is a Misrepresentation

    How Relevant Is a Misrepresentation
    As most Llano insurance  lawyers can tell someone, the answer to the titled questions is:  It Depends! A 1976, Waco Court of Appeals opinion gives some guidance on an answer.  The case is styled, Westchester Fire Insurance…
Rank this Week: 507

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Feb 19

    D.C. mayor does not sign — or veto — family-leave law, leaving critics on both side

    D.C. mayor does not sign — or veto — family-leave law, leaving critics on both side
    From The Washington Post: In the first real test of her power in the face of a new left-leaning D.C. Council, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser dodged a showdown over the city’s paid-family-leave bill. Bowser was opposed to the legislation, among...
  • Feb 18

    New York Family Law Firm Eiges & Orgel, PLLC Moves to New Office on Broadway

    New York Family Law Firm Eiges & Orgel, PLLC Moves to New Office on Broadway
    From Yahoo! News: Eiges & Orgel, PLLC has moved its main office location to a new building in Manhattan. The firm will continue to provide the award-winning representation in divorce and family law matters it has become known for from...
  • Feb 17

    Oklahoma lawyer and the woman he represented in a divorce are shot and killed

    Oklahoma lawyer and the woman he represented in a divorce are shot and killed
    From The ABA Journal: A lawyer in Norman, Oklahoma, and his divorce client were shot and killed, apparently by the woman’s estranged husband, authorities said on Wednesday. The victims are lawyer Bryan Young, 47, and his client, Cayann…
Rank this Week: 367

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Feb 19

    The 75th Anniversary of E.O. 9066 Is a Solemn Reminder to Fight Back Against the Trump Administration’s Fearmongering

    The 75th Anniversary of E.O. 9066 Is a Solemn Reminder to Fight Back Against the Trump Administration’s Fearmongering
    Seventy-five years ago, FDR made one of the most disastrous decisions in American history. Seventy-five years ago, in one of the darkest moments in American history, President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066. Immediately, the…
  • Feb 18

    Women Directors Might Just Get the Hollywood Ending They Have Been Hoping For

    Women Directors Might Just Get the Hollywood Ending They Have Been Hoping For
    The federal government and the major studios may be settling sex discrimination charges against women directors. This week, Deadline reported that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is in negotiations with the major movie…
  • Feb 17

    Where Protests Flourish, Anti-Protest Bills Follow

    Where Protests Flourish, Anti-Protest Bills Follow
    State legislatures across the country are trying to crack down on protesters and make a mockery of the First Amendment. Over the past year, a historic level of activism and protest has spilled out into our nation’s parks, streets, and…
Rank this Week: 152

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
  • Feb 19

    Tactical Approaches to Proxy Season 2017

    Tactical Approaches to Proxy Season 2017
    As most public companies approach the start of Proxy Season 2017, investor voting policies and the hottest trends in corporate governance are important content that highlight issues companies will face at their annual meetings. Equally…
  • Feb 18

    SEC Enforcement in Financial Reporting and Disclosure—2016 Year in Review

    SEC Enforcement in Financial Reporting and Disclosure—2016 Year in Review
    We are pleased to present our annual year in review of financial reporting and issuer disclosure enforcement activity for 2016. Like our prior reviews, this one primarily focuses on the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”),…
  • Feb 17

    It’s Time for the Pendulum to Swing Back

    It’s Time for the Pendulum to Swing Back
    President Trump’s recent executive order directing the Treasury and the financial regulatory agencies to reevaluate the banking laws and regulations has encouraged much speculation about a potential rollback of Dodd-Frank. We believe…
Rank this Week: 459

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    DIARY OF A MAD PRESIDENT MAR-A-LAGO EDITION

    DIARY OF A MAD PRESIDENT MAR-A-LAGO EDITION
    Dear Diary--- just a quick update for Sunday morning. Gave a small speech yesterday. Said "Look what's just happened in Sweden today." because of all the non-vetted refugees/terrorists they let in. Swedes quickly responded on twitter and fake…
  • Feb 15

    TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE

    TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE
    45 says the issue of former Natl Sec advisor Flynn resigning is due to conspiracy theories. Conspiracy theorist? Takes one to know one.Obama's  birth certificate is a fraud. Obama registered as a "foreign…
  • Feb 15

    A CRISIS OF CONFIDENCE?

    A CRISIS OF CONFIDENCE?
    White House in crisis? How about the SAO in crisis? We received this comment: Anonymous said...Morale at the office is at an all-time low. So many people have dropped papers that almost no one with experience is left to…
Rank this Week: 59

Inforrm\'s Blog

Inforrm\'s Blog

Discusses issues of media law and responsibility with a special focus on libel and privacy law and the balance between the two.

https://inforrm.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 159

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 19

    It’s a Nice Day for a Green Wedding: When Cannabis Connoisseurs Get Hitched

    It’s a Nice Day for a Green Wedding: When Cannabis Connoisseurs Get Hitched
    Weddings are often about tradition. There is the dress and the vows and the dance and the tossing of the bouquet. But it appears a growing number of betrothed couples in states where recreational marijuana is now legal are forging a new…
  • Feb 17

    Trump May Nominate Marijuana Advocate to FDA

    Trump May Nominate Marijuana Advocate to FDA
    There has been a lot of uncertainty for some Americans in recent weeks as President Donald Trump has taken office, and that has extended to the question of how the federal government will proceed with regard to legal marijuana. Especially…
  • Feb 15

    Report: Most Police Officers Support Relaxed Marijuana Law

    Report: Most Police Officers Support Relaxed Marijuana Law
    Law enforcement leadership for years were on the side of tighter marijuana laws. But now, it seems there may have been a substantial shift.  A recent poll of 8,000 officers by the Pew Research Center finds that almost two-thirds of them…
Rank this Week: 340

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 13 February

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 13 February
    There are so many things to do but only 24 hours in the day, so often something I am quite passionate about has to be kicked into the long grass for a while. One such project was the updating and reviewing of my Lodger Landlord website. But…
  • Feb 16

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #281

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #281
    [Ben Reeve Lewis is back!) Well, I’m back. I’ve had Pneumonia for weeks, still coughing for England but at last, some energy has returned, along with the ability to concentrate for more than 5 minutes at a time.…
  • Feb 15

    Landlords are you worried about tax issues?

    Landlords are you worried about tax issues?
    Last month I ran a survey to find out what issues were bothering landlords today.  Not surprisingly one of the top issues was tax. I’m not a tax lawyer so I approached my accountants Aston Shaw to see if they could help.…
Rank this Week: 337

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 402

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Feb 18

    Andrew Schneider, Great Journalist and Great Guy, Passe

    Andrew Schneider, Great Journalist and Great Guy, Passe
    We had the honor that Andy worked for Food Safety News in 2011. Andrew Schneider, an acclaimed investigative reporter and public-health journalist, died Friday. He was 74. Schneider, who lived in Missoula, died of heart failure in Salt Lake…
  • Feb 18

    FDA Inspection Report Labels Evanger’s Products Adulterated

    FDA Inspection Report Labels Evanger’s Products Adulterated
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  last Friday (Feb. 17) released the results of a month-long investigation of Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Company’s production facility in Wheeling, IL and the Nutripack LLC, facility…
  • Feb 17

    FSIS gives tips on controlling Listeria in retail delicatessen

    FSIS gives tips on controlling Listeria in retail delicatessen
    USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is out with guidance for retail delicatessens on how they better control Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) in their shops.  It has come up with eight recommendations for delicatessens…
Rank this Week: 147

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Feb 18

    Denial Letters in Federal Flood Claim

    Denial Letters in Federal Flood Claim
    A recent case out of the District of New Jersey addressed language in the Standard Flood Insurance Policy (“SFIP”) that permits the insured to bring suit within one year after “the date of the written denial of all or part…
  • Feb 17

    Something is Wrong: My Insurance Company is Stalling

    Something is Wrong: My Insurance Company is Stalling
    Frustration is starting to set in for many policyholders with Hurricane Matthew claims. Here are few tips for those who are concerned that they are not being properly indemnified. 90 days have passed: Confirmation of Coverage is Due We are…
  • Feb 16

    Assignment of Benefits, Part 4: Colorado

    Assignment of Benefits, Part 4: Colorado
    The requests from our readers keep coming and in this week’s installment of my blog series on Assignments of Benefits (“AOBs”) we will be discussing the applicability and validity of AOBs in Colorado. In Parrish Chiropractic…
Rank this Week: 497

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: 496

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Feb 18

    Some Favorite Michael Novak Books in Order of Importance to Me

    Some Favorite Michael Novak Books in Order of Importance to Me
    Toward a Theology of the Corporation by Michael Novak https://t.co/7pfuXNGMF1 via @amazon — Professor Bainbridge (@ProfBainbridge) February 19, 2017 Highly recommended: The Spirit of Democratic... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Feb 18

    Michael Novak, RIP

    Michael Novak, RIP
    I am saddened to learn that Michael Novak has passed away. The American Enterprise Institute, where he was a resident scholar for many years, reports that: Michael was an AEI scholar for three... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Feb 18

    The North Dakota Flop

    The North Dakota Flop
    I'll be posting more later about the conference about Delaware corporate law we had here at UCLA this weekend, but as a matter of personal privilege I wanted to note that numerous speakers referred... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 630

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Feb 18

    Webinar on Using Broadest Reasonable Interpretation in Patent Prosecution

    Webinar on Using Broadest Reasonable Interpretation in Patent Prosecution
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "How to Use Broadest Reasonable Interpretation to Your Advantage in Patent Prosecution -- Establishing Scope of Claims, Avoiding Sect. 112(f), Preserving Enforceability" on March 9,…
  • Feb 18

    IPO Webinar on Willfulness, Enhanced Damages, and Opinions of Counsel

    IPO Webinar on Willfulness, Enhanced Damages, and Opinions of Counsel
    The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "Willfulness, Enhanced Damages, and Opinion of Counsel Since Halo" on February 23, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (ET). Natalie Hanlon Leh of Wilmer Cutler…
  • Feb 18

    FCBA Webast on International Patent Strategie

    FCBA Webast on International Patent Strategie
    The Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA) will be offering a webcast entitled "International Patent Strategies" on February 24, 2017 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (EST) at the FCBA Office in Washington, DC. Dr. Penny Gilbert of Powell Gilbert…
Rank this Week: 336

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Feb 18

    Song du Jour

    Song du Jour
    Alternative Facts The post Song du Jour appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Feb 12

    Jobs for the Boy

    Jobs for the Boy
    Click for a bigger one; source: NYT The post Jobs for the Boys appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Feb 9

    9th Cir Declines to Strike Down EO TRO

    9th Cir Declines to Strike Down EO TRO
    A sensible, cautious, and careful opinion. It will probably drive Trump nuts. The post 9th Cir Declines to Strike Down EO TRO appeared first on Discourse.net.
Rank this Week: 17

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers California divorce and family law issues. By The Law Office Of David P. Schwarz.

http://www.orangecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 18

    What happens when you are on Probation?

    What happens when you are on Probation?
    Often a criminal defendant will hear these words that they are being placed on probation. What does not mean? It sounds ominous but is it? Does it actually help you get out of jail or set you free from the court system.  It does both and…
  • Feb 14

    Paternal Grandmother Petitions for Guardianship of Heather Mack’s Child

    Paternal Grandmother Petitions for Guardianship of Heather Mack’s Child
    This case has stirred controversy with custody and guardianship laws across the world as a couple and the parents of a baby child.  Other relatives and friends are seeking the guardianship of the young child of Mack and the…
  • Feb 10

    Child support can be negotiated in a divorce settlement agreement

    Child support can be negotiated in a divorce settlement agreement
    It is a common question that occurs in Family Courts all across the county.  When does the obligation to pay child support end.  In the new Georgia Supreme Court Family Law case the court reviewed that issue.  The parties…
Rank this Week: 805

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 18

    Sometimes My Job Is Pretty Cool. #WhereIsJG?

    Sometimes My Job Is Pretty Cool. #WhereIsJG?
    ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
  • Feb 14

    Is Special Education In Trouble? #IDEA #special education #POTUS

    Is Special Education In Trouble? #IDEA #special education #POTUS
    OK it is time for a serious question, is special education in trouble? This blog is not partisan; we do not endorse candidates or tell you how to vote. Indeed, I take great comfort in the fact that historically, special education has received…
  • Feb 13

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    We are running a Series on Procedural Safeguards. Which of the procedural safeguards under IDEA are most effective in protecting the educational rights of children with disabilities? #SpEdProcedures ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
Rank this Week: 737

The Legal Reader

The Legal Reader

Discusses product liability law and lawsuits.

http://legalreader.com/
  • Feb 18

    Analysis Reveals Racial and Economic Discrimination By Santander Bank

    Analysis Reveals Racial and Economic Discrimination By Santander Bank
    Already in hot water for lending practices, outlets of Santander Bank have recently come under fire for racial and economic discrimination, with government data and an analysis by an industry reform group revealing the bank has “denied…
  • Feb 17

    Settlement Reached Over Deadly Harlem Blast

    Settlement Reached Over Deadly Harlem Blast
    For those who don’t know, back in 2014, a deadly blast occurred that took the lives of eight people “and destroyed two buildings.” As a result, a $153 million settlement has finally been reached between Con Edison and the…
  • Feb 17

    Abuse Victim Arrested For Mexican Citizenship Statu

    Abuse Victim Arrested For Mexican Citizenship Statu
    A domestic abuse victim in El Paso, Texas, was arrested while reporting the crime by ICE agents due to her Mexican citizenship status. The post Abuse Victim Arrested For Mexican Citizenship Status appeared first on Legal Reader.
Rank this Week: 82

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Feb 18

    DOL Jobs Handbook

    DOL Jobs Handbook
    The Department of Labor is publicizing its Occupational Outlook Handbook on its website. This is a great resource (maintained by the Bureau of Labor Statistics) which includes salary data and growth information for numerous occupations. If…
  • Feb 16

    Acosta is New Labor Secretary Nominee

    Acosta is New Labor Secretary Nominee
    Today, the President announced that he is nominating Alex Acosta for Secretary of Labor. As many readers know, Acosta is a former member of the NLRB and is currently Dean at FIU's law school. I really like this choice. Although...
  • Feb 15

    Puzder Withdraws as Nominee for Secretary of Labor

    Puzder Withdraws as Nominee for Secretary of Labor
    This just in: Andrew Puzder has withdrawn his name from consideration as Secretary of Labor. It sounds like the writing on the wall showed that he lacked enough Republican support in the Senate. It's interesting that this is the one...
Rank this Week: 119

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: 73

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/
Rank this Week: 57

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Feb 18

    Mitigating the Increasing Risks of an Insecure Internet of Thing

    Mitigating the Increasing Risks of an Insecure Internet of Thing
    The emergence and proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices on industrial, enterprise, and home networks brings with it unprecedented risk. The potential magnitude of this risk was made concrete in October 2016, when insecure…
  • Feb 15

    Regulation and Anti-Regulation

    Regulation and Anti-Regulation
    [Hi, Freedom to Tinker readers. I’m back at Princeton, having completed my tour of duty as Deputy U.S. CTO, so I can resume writing here. I’ll start with some posts on specific topics, like the one below. As time goes on,…
  • Feb 10

    Engineering around social media border searche

    Engineering around social media border searche
    The latest news is that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is considering a requirement, while passing through a border checkpoint, to inspect a prospective visitor’s “online presence”. That means immigration officials…
Rank this Week: 486

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: 40

When the Abuser Goes to Work

When the Abuser Goes to Work

Offers legal resources for victims of workplace bullying, mobbing and workplace abuse and for employers who are interested in having a workplace where all employees are treated with dignity and respect.

http://abusergoestowork.com/
  • Feb 18

    Missouri bill would make it harder to sue for discrimination

    Missouri bill would make it harder to sue for discrimination
    If you don’t like getting sued for discrimination, just make it harder to sue. That seems to be the theory underlying a bill pending in Missouri House of Representatives that was recently endorsed by the University of Missouri…
  • Feb 13

    Trump’s Short-Sighted Pick for Labor

    Trump’s Short-Sighted Pick for Labor
    For all of his supposed  business acumen, President Donald Trump is doing some really dumb things. For one thing,Trump  has proposed Andrew (Andy) Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, as the next Secretary of Labor. CKE…
  • Feb 7

    Twitter To Tackle Abusive Tweet

    Twitter To Tackle Abusive Tweet
    Twitter is wading into waters that many employers continue to avoid –  the problem of abuse and harassment on its platform. Twitter’s vice-president of engineering, Ed Ho, stated in a  blog post  Tuesday…
Rank this Week: 654

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 18

    Woman Accused of Performing Oral Sex in Duval Courthouse Arrested

    Woman Accused of Performing Oral Sex in Duval Courthouse Arrested
    A woman accused of performing oral sex on a man inside the Duval County Courthouse and then posting a video of the act has been arrested. The 26-year-old was booked into the Duval County jail Wednesday night, according to jail records.…
  • Jan 27

    2 Convicted Of $8.9 Million Medicare Scam In Florida And Three Other Gulf Coast State

    2 Convicted Of $8.9 Million Medicare Scam In Florida And Three Other Gulf Coast State
    Federal prosecutors have said that two owners of psychological service companies have been convicted of an $8.9 million fraud scheme that billed Medicare for unnecessary or nonexistent tests on nursing home patients in four Gulf Coast states.…
  • Dec 22

    Jacksonville Man Dressed As Santa Arrested On Drug Charge

    Jacksonville Man Dressed As Santa Arrested On Drug Charge
    A man dressed as Santa Claus was arrested Monday for allegedly possessing a variety of drugs, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office was conducting an investigation on Golfair Boulevard following…
Rank this Week: 450

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/
  • Feb 18

    Kellye Testy Stepping Down As University Of Washington Law Dean

    Kellye Testy Stepping Down As University Of Washington Law Dean
    Dean Kellye Testy has announced that she will step down after eight years as the Dean of the University of Washington School of Law, effective at the end of the academic year. Testy was the President of the AALS in...
  • Feb 17

    The University of Akron: Director, Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology

    The University of Akron: Director, Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology
    The University of Akron School of Law invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law & Technology, a tenure-track or tenured faculty position, with an anticipated start date…
  • Feb 16

    No, Justice Thomas Is Not Going to Be Disqualified in the Travel Ban Case

    No, Justice Thomas Is Not Going to Be Disqualified in the Travel Ban Case
    This article on The Daily Beast argues that Thomas may be recused because of some emails sent by his wife, but it is wrong. It seems that Virginia Thomas has written some emails to a conservative listserv -- and leaked...
Rank this Week: 94

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Feb 18

    A 4-4 Talk in the Windy City

    A 4-4 Talk in the Windy City
    By Eric SegallA brief inside baseball interruption for law nerds from the horrors of the real world and our nightmare-producing clown of a President.I was at the University of Chicago on Wednesday defending my thesis that the Supreme Court…
  • Feb 17

    One State Two States, Trump States Fantasy State

    One State Two States, Trump States Fantasy State
    by Michael DorfSuppose you were a professional mediator and two parties came to you to help them resolve a dispute. As Professor Colb explained after completing her training as a mediator, you would quite properly resist the temptation to…
  • Feb 16

    How Lawsuits For Humans Can Help Animal

    How Lawsuits For Humans Can Help Animal
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my column for this week, I discuss a lawsuit brought by the animal protection organization "Compassion Over Killing" (COK) against a dairy conglomerate.  The lawsuit alleged price fixing because the dairy conglomerate…
Rank this Week: 184

New Mexico Personal Injury Lawyer…

New Mexico Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers liability, accident, malpractice, and insurance topics. By The Fine Law Firm.

http://www.newmexicoinjury.com/
  • Feb 18

    New Mexico Bill Targets Repeat DWI Offender

    New Mexico Bill Targets Repeat DWI Offender
    Drunk driving has long been a major problem on New Mexico roads. Despite the strict criminal sanctions that drunk drivers face, the fact remains that New Mexico is among the states with the highest death rate due to drunk driving. In hopes of…
  • Feb 9

    Doctor Obtains $7 Million Jury Verdict Following Slip-and-Fall Accident in Hospital

    Doctor Obtains $7 Million Jury Verdict Following Slip-and-Fall Accident in Hospital
    All property owners, including businesses and governments, have a duty to make sure that their premises are kept reasonably safe. The level of duty that an individual, government, or business has to a person entering their land depends on the…
  • Feb 9

    Doctor Obtains $7 Million Jury Verdict Following Slip-and-Fall Accident in Hospital

    Doctor Obtains $7 Million Jury Verdict Following Slip-and-Fall Accident in Hospital
    All property owners, including businesses and governments, have a duty to make sure that their premises are kept reasonably safe. The level of duty that an individual, government, or business has to a person entering their land depends on the…
Rank this Week: 440

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/
  • Feb 18

    Stripping PDVSA's Asset

    Stripping PDVSA's Asset
    This is a joint post by Mark Weidemaier and Mitu Gulati In a previous post, we talked about how ordinary corporate-law principles, and especially the rules concerning piercing the corporate veil, might play an important role in any debt…
  • Feb 14

    Jeb Hensarling's Alternative Fact

    Jeb Hensarling's Alternative Fact
    House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas 5th) has an alternative fact problem. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed Hensarling alleged that "Since the CFPB’s advent, the number of banks offering free checking has…
  • Feb 14

    What Would a CFPB Commission Have Done Differently?

    What Would a CFPB Commission Have Done Differently?
    Here’s the question CFPB commission proponents need to be able to answer convincingly: what would the CFPB have done differently over the past five and a half years if it had been a commission, rather than a single director? What...
Rank this Week: 523

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 18

    Crisis? What Crisis?

    Crisis? What Crisis?
    The Vox story recommended below struck a particular nerve with me.  So I will record my disagreement, at least from a methodological perspective, with some of the views expressed by the various eminent scholars consulted in the…
  • Feb 17

    Would a Parliamentary System Stop Trump?

    Would a Parliamentary System Stop Trump?
    The United States has a presidential system. That means that once a president is elected, he or she stays in office for four years, barring death, disability, resignation, or impeachment. The 25th Amendment allows for the Vice President and…
  • Feb 15

    Departmentalism, Judicial Supremacy, and Trump

    Departmentalism, Judicial Supremacy, and Trump
    Keith E. WhittingtonThe Trump administration is doing it wrong.  But perhaps I should be more specific.The administration is unhappy with the courts. It is not clear that President Trump had any real concerns about the courts until his…
Rank this Week: 26

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Feb 18

    BYOD in Az: spotlighting Arizona's (cheeky?) drug acquisition provision in its latest execution protocol

    BYOD in Az: spotlighting Arizona's (cheeky?) drug acquisition provision in its latest execution protocol
    This AP article reports on a notable an unusual provision in Arizona's new execution protocol. The article is headlined "Arizona to death-row inmates: Bring your own execution drugs," and here are details: The recent revelation that…
  • Feb 17

    Hoping for the best from Prez Trump's creation of crime task force

    Hoping for the best from Prez Trump's creation of crime task force
    As noted in this prior post, last week Prez Trump signed three crime-fighting executive orders. In my view, the EO with arguably the most enduring significance and substance was this one creating a “Task Force on Crime Reduction and…
  • Feb 17

    "The Progressive Prosecutor's Handbook"

    "The Progressive Prosecutor's Handbook"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new short piece by David Alan Sklansky now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: A growing number of chief prosecutors are winning office by pledging a more thoughtful...
Rank this Week: 85

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Feb 18

    H.R. 985: An Attempt to Undermine Class Actions & MDL

    H.R. 985: An Attempt to Undermine Class Actions & MDL
    Class actions and MDL have real problems that need fixing. I have written about these problems at length, most recently in Aggregation as Disempowerment. But the new bill that just passed the House Judiciary Committee does not fix any of...
  • Feb 13

    "Fairness" in Class Action Litigation Act

    "Fairness" in Class Action Litigation Act
    The U.S. House of Representatives is considering a bill that would substantially curtail the usefulness of class actions and multidistrict litigation, but would not make things "fairer" for class members. Alison Frankel has a great…
  • Dec 27

    WWE Seeks Rule 11 Sanctions in Concussion Lawsuit

    WWE Seeks Rule 11 Sanctions in Concussion Lawsuit
    Article on law.com -- Attorney Accused of Copying NFL Concussion Complaint in Suit Against WWE, by Scott Graham.
Rank this Week: 428