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TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Jun 30

    Rethinking the Lawyer Business Card Plus 39 More Must-Read

    Rethinking the Lawyer Business Card Plus 39 More Must-Read
    Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 40 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the...
  • Jun 29

    The Best Business Laptop Plus 56 More Must-Read

    The Best Business Laptop Plus 56 More Must-Read
    Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 57 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the...
  • Jun 26

    Newly Essential Legal Technology; Apple Watch Musings; Apple Watch Step Tracking and Heart Rate Monitoring Myths Busted

    Newly Essential Legal Technology; Apple Watch Musings; Apple Watch Step Tracking and Heart Rate Monitoring Myths Busted
    Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles: Michael Schwartz, Technology That Has Recently Become Essential for Law Practice Kalani Patterson, Apple Watch Musings From a Techie and Watch Fan Neil Squillante, A Deeper Dive Into…
Rank this Week: 575

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jun 30

    Chinese security laws elevate the party and stifle dissent. Mao would approve.

    Chinese security laws elevate the party and stifle dissent. Mao would approve.
    Stanley Lubman quoted in The New York Times, May 29, 2015 “The ideology is far thinner and holds the attention of the populace far less powerfully than before,” said Stanley Lubman. … “As a result, the Chinese…
  • Jun 30

    A shareholder advocate in word, but not in practice

    A shareholder advocate in word, but not in practice
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, May 26, 2015 This would all be just another story of an entrenched chief executive who treats the company as his own playground were Gamco not an asset manager, which is a fiduciary to…
  • Jun 30

    Years of growing crime weigh on Antioch resident

    Years of growing crime weigh on Antioch resident
    Franklin Zimring quoted in San Jose Mercury News, May 26, 2015 UC Berkeley Professor Frank Zimring, who has written books about America’s crime rate, says ascertaining the root causes of crime is more complicated than many believe. He…
Rank this Week: 23

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Party-Line Vote Kills Runner’s Sex-Offender Residency Bill

    Party-Line Vote Kills Runner’s Sex-Offender Residency Bill
    6-30-15 California: Sen. Sharon Runner announced Tuesday her legislation to make sex-offender residency restrictions more workable, while keeping the integrity of voter approved Jessica’s Law intact was struck down by the Senate Public…
  • Jun 27

    Grand Rapids man wrongfully imprisoned blames police

    Grand Rapids man wrongfully imprisoned blames police
    6-27-15 Michigan: GRAND RAPIDS – A Grand Rapids-area man who spent nearly 17 years in prison for a rape he didn't commit said poor police work landed him behind bars. Quentin Carter's conviction was erased by a Kent County judge Thursday,…
  • Jun 27

    Official: Lightning may have killed 25-year-old man on Port Orange roof

    Official: Lightning may have killed 25-year-old man on Port Orange roof
    6-27-15 New Jersey: PORT ORANGE — A 25-year-old man working on a roof was killed Friday, and witnesses say they believe lightning may have struck the victim, according to a city official. Steven Lee Gang of Orange City was working on a…
Rank this Week: 29

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 490

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101

Covers employment law trends. By John A. Gallagher.

http://employmentlaw101.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Free Analysis of Your Pennsylvania Employment Matter

    Free Analysis of Your Pennsylvania Employment Matter
    If You Need an Attorney to Discuss Whether You Have a Claim Relating to Your Employment, John A. Gallagher Provides a Free Telephone ConsultationFree Analysis Just a Phone Call AwayOver the past 24 years, I have fielded literally thousands of…
  • Jun 30

    Critical Overtime Changes on the Horizon That Will Benefit Manager

    Critical Overtime Changes on the Horizon That Will Benefit Manager
    Salaried Managers Making Less Than $54,000 Expected to Be Made Non-Exempt From Overtime LawsOvertime - Are You Getting What You Deserve?According to the Wall Street Journal, the United States Department of Labor intends to finalize a proposed…
  • Jun 29

    Tweets Can Get You Fired

    Tweets Can Get You Fired
    If You Are an Employee At Will, Then You Can Be Fired in Retaliation for Tweeting About Your EmployerThis weekend, I read an excellent article authored by Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Jane M. Von Bergen, entitled "How Tweeting About Your…
Rank this Week: 729

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Jun 30

    Prisonology

    Prisonology
    Walt Pavlo (500 Pearl Street) and Jack Donson (former BOP Case Manager) developed a unique interactive website to educate lawyers on what a client needs to know about the prison experience. Check it out here. They state, "[p]risonology's…
  • Jun 9

    Second Circuit Reverses Denial of New Trial Because of Juror Misconduct

    Second Circuit Reverses Denial of New Trial Because of Juror Misconduct
    Three years ago, I wrote a lengthy blog piece about U.S. v. Daguerdas, a case in which a SDNY judge ordered a new trial for three of four defendants because of juror misconduct. ("Lying Juror Requires New Trial in Tax...
  • Jun 8

    Acquittal for BP Executive

    Acquittal for BP Executive
    "The highest ranking BP exec charged in the fatal 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster," was acquitted on Friday after two hours of jury deliberations. Initially charged with false statements and Obstruction of Congress, the court…
Rank this Week: 809

InfoBytes Blog

InfoBytes Blog

Monitors and reports on news, legal developments and legislative actions affecting the financial services industry. By Buckley Sandler LLP.

http://www.infobytesblog.com/
Rank this Week: 649

Texas Injury Law Blog

Texas Injury Law Blog

Covers the rights of individuals injured in accidents. By the Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txinjuryblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Truck Driver Involved in 9-Vehicle Accident Cited for Careless Driving Day Before Fatal Crash

    Truck Driver Involved in 9-Vehicle Accident Cited for Careless Driving Day Before Fatal Crash
    Pictured above: A scene from the accident that involved 9 vehicles Last week, two accidents occurred that involved one careless truck driver. The first accident happened on Wednesday, June 24th in Wildwood, Florida when Benjamin Scott Brewer…
  • Jun 26

    More Than a Dozen Ethicon Mesh Lawsuits to Go to Jury

    More Than a Dozen Ethicon Mesh Lawsuits to Go to Jury
    Judge Joseph Goodwin, the federal judge in charge of overseeing multidistrict litigation involving transvaginal mesh and sling products, has moved to consolidate more than a dozen such lawsuits for jury trial this November. The decision came…
  • Jun 25

    More Studies Suggest Xarelto Could Double Risk for Gastrointestinal Bleeding

    More Studies Suggest Xarelto Could Double Risk for Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    Xarelto, a relatively new prescription blood thinner, was first approved by the FDA in 2011 for patients who were at risk of developing blood clots as a result of knee or hip replacement surgeries. The marketers of the anticoagulant, Janssen…
Rank this Week: 466

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

Covers human resources and other workforce management, compensation and employee benefits laws, policies and practices. By Solutions Law Press.

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 547

Above the Law

Above the Law

A legal tabloid that provides news and gossip about the profession's colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.

http://abovethelaw.com/
  • Jun 30

    Summer Associate Allegedly Dismissed Over Wild Incident With Cocaine, Hooker

    Summer Associate Allegedly Dismissed Over Wild Incident With Cocaine, Hooker
    This is definitely a welcome vision from the halcyon Biglaw days of yore.
  • Jun 30

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.30.15

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.30.15
    * Justice Kennedy's writing style... maybe it's a little over the top. [PrawfsBlawg] * If you're looking for representation at the Supreme Court, go small. [Law360 (sub. req.)] * Marriage equality is only one more step for activists. Next up,…
  • Jun 30

    Does Social Media Do Any Good At All In Marketing?

    Does Social Media Do Any Good At All In Marketing?
    Technology columnist Jeff Bennion walks through the different social-media platforms... and expresses skepticism.
Rank this Week: 9

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • Jun 30

    Our Firm Wins “Not Guilty” Verdicts in Federal Drug Conspiracy Trial

    Our Firm Wins “Not Guilty” Verdicts in Federal Drug Conspiracy Trial
    Last week, Page Pate won another federal drug conspiracy trial. Our client was charged with being in a drug conspiracy and possessing with intent to distribute controlled substances. The case… read more → The post Our Firm Wins…
  • Jun 1

    UPS Pays $25 Million to Settle Whistleblower Claim Based on Failure to Comply with Delivery Guarantee

    UPS Pays $25 Million to Settle Whistleblower Claim Based on Failure to Comply with Delivery Guarantee
    Last month, United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) agreed to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit brought against it by a former employee. The employee brought a whistleblower case alleging that… read more → The post UPS Pays $25 Million…
  • Jun 1

    DeKalb County Corruption Case

    DeKalb County Corruption Case
    Attorney Page Pate offers comments for Atlanta news station, WSB-TV, on the federal conspiracy plea for a local businessman cooperating in the DeKalb County bribery probe. The post DeKalb County Corruption Case appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 185

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

Covers trade secrets, non-competes and computer fraud. By Seyfarth & Shaw LLP.

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 708

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

Covers global developments in labor and employment law. By Greenberg Traurig.

http://www.gtleblog.com/
Rank this Week: 492

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/
  • Jun 30

    Ted Cruz, Tennis, and the Chief

    Ted Cruz, Tennis, and the Chief
    Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign memoir, just published today, includes a charming vignette about playing tennis with Chief Justice Rehnquist during his clerkship. Says Cruz, “it was a required part of the job to play tennis with him once a…
  • Jun 30

    Doing Qualitative Empirical Research

    Doing Qualitative Empirical Research
    Continuing with my discussion of my recent book and some of the scholarship issues that I worked through, today I'm going to write about some of the tips and pitfalls I discovered actually doing qualitative empirical research. Hopefully some…
  • Jun 30

    Charleston, Black Originalism, and a Living Constitution (Part A)

    Charleston, Black Originalism, and a Living Constitution (Part A)
    I was going to write an arid final summary post on Black Originalism to finish my guest stint here at the Lounge. But in light of the horrific act of racial terrorism at Emanuel A.M.E. in Charleston and the window...
Rank this Week: 156

LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

Covers federal regulation, state and local issues, marine regulation, pipelines, markets and competition and more. By Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

http://www.lnglawblog.com
  • Jun 30

    Project Agreements Signed with First Nations for LNG Canada’s Feeder Pipeline

    Project Agreements Signed with First Nations for LNG Canada’s Feeder Pipeline
    TransCanada announced its Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project (Coastal GasLink) has signed project agreements with Canadian First Nations Wet’suwet’en First Nation, Skin Tyee Nation, Nee-Tahi-Buhn Band, Yekooche First Nation, Doig…
  • Jun 30

    Canadian National Energy Board Considering 40-Year Gas Export License

    Canadian National Energy Board Considering 40-Year Gas Export License
    The Canadian National Energy Board (NEB) is seeking comments on proposed amendments to its regulations to create a new category of licenses that would permit the export of natural gas for a term not exceeding 40 years.  The amendments…
  • Jun 29

    U.S. Trade and Development Agency Awards Grant to Study Panama Canal LNG Import Terminal

    U.S. Trade and Development Agency Awards Grant to Study Panama Canal LNG Import Terminal
    The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has awarded a grant to the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) to conduct a feasibility study related to the construction of an LNG import terminal and other LNG infrastructure at the Panama Canal.  The…
Rank this Week: 45

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    State Department Names Lee Wolosky New Envoy for Closing Guantanamo

    State Department Names Lee Wolosky New Envoy for Closing Guantanamo
    The State Department has named former National Security Council official Lee Wolosky as the new special envoy for the closure of Guantanamo Bay, reports Carol Rosenberg of the Miami Herald.  DefenseOne gives us the scoop on the…
  • Jun 30

    Breach of Trust, OPM, and the Intelligence Community

    Breach of Trust, OPM, and the Intelligence Community
    I have now had a little time to digest Shane Harris’s story in the Daily Beast this morning on the intelligence community’s concerns in 2010 about OPM’s data security. The relevant passage from the GAO report Shane cites is,…
  • Jun 30

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    This afternoon, Greece requested its third European bailout in five years. According to the Wall Street Journal, the proposal calls for €29.15 billion from the European Stability Mechanism to cover Greek debt repayments from 2015 to…
Rank this Week: 348

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

Covers law firm marketing and business development strategies. By the Rainmaker Institute.

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Turn Your Law Firm Website Into a Moneymaker, Not a Money Taker

    Turn Your Law Firm Website Into a Moneymaker, Not a Money Taker
    If you’ve been practicing law for a decade or more, you probably hated the first time you had to create your law firm website. Chances are that it was too expensive, took too long to develop and probably doesn’t even have half the…
  • Jun 29

    How Law Firms Can Use Dashboards to Save Time, Increase Productivity and Close More Case

    How Law Firms Can Use Dashboards to Save Time, Increase Productivity and Close More Case
    Do you have the critical numbers you need to run your law firm efficiently at your fingertips?  Dashboards have been used by businesses for years, but law firms have been slow to adapt them to running a more efficient, effective…
  • Jun 26

    How Lawyers Can Stop Failing at Facebook

    How Lawyers Can Stop Failing at Facebook
    I had a comment on one of my Facebook posts the other day saying that, for attorneys, Facebook is a waste of time because you’re just preaching to the choir. The writer said that your friends on Facebook are already your friends in real…
Rank this Week: 860

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    People v. Awad (Cal. Ct. App. - June 29, 2015)

    People v. Awad (Cal. Ct. App. - June 29, 2015)
    This is an awesome opinion.  It shows a manifest concern for justice.  Three cheers for the Court of Appeal.I'll let the 4/3 explain the thing in its own words:"Appellant has appealed his felony conviction for multiple counts of…
  • Jun 30

    Ironridge Global v. ScripsAmerica (Cal. Ct. App. - June 30, 2015)

    Ironridge Global v. ScripsAmerica (Cal. Ct. App. - June 30, 2015)
    The rule's fairly simple:  Follow the trial court's injunction, or get it stayed.  If you do otherwise, you may well find your appeal dismissed.As the Court of Appeal does here.I'll add that today's opinion is also not a ringing…
  • Jun 29

    Ninth Circuit Mandamus Actions (9th Cir. - June 29, 2015)

    Ninth Circuit Mandamus Actions (9th Cir. - June 29, 2015)
    Today is apparently "Judge Jones" day in the Ninth Circuit.Judge Jones, from the District of Nevada, is the subject of not one, but two (unrelated) published mandamus opinions today.  The first stems from his routine practice of denying…
Rank this Week: 260

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

By Jordan E. Bublick.

http://jbublick.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Choice of Law in a Bankruptcy Case

    Choice of Law in a Bankruptcy Case
    When a person files for bankruptcy in Florida and owes a gambling debt in Nevada, which states' law apply in determining whether the claim on the gambling debt should be allowed or whether it is dischargeable or nondischargeable?  A 2006…
  • Jun 30

    "Foreclosure Defense" - Time to Review Assumptions?

    "Foreclosure Defense" - Time to Review Assumptions?
    The issuance by the Floirda Third District Court of Appeals in Miami of the recent decision in Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, etc. v. Harry Beauvais, et al., Case No. 3D14-575, may be an appropriate time to review what actions a Miami…
  • Jun 26

    Transfers Before a Bankruptcy

    Transfers Before a Bankruptcy
    There are several provisions that address transfers before a bankruptcy case - federal bankruptcy statutes, state statutes, and state common law. Transfers that violate these rules are subject to avoidance and the involved parties may face…
Rank this Week: 329

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Applied Materials wins at PTAB in Ex parte CUVALCI; PTAB mentions "the epitome of hindsight"

    Applied Materials wins at PTAB in Ex parte CUVALCI; PTAB mentions "the epitome of hindsight"
    The discussion section begins:We reverse the Examiner’s rejection for the reasons set forth inAppellants’ Appeal and Reply Briefs.We add the following for emphasis.As the Federal Circuit has explained, “rejections on…
  • Jun 30

    PTAB decision in Ex parte Florian

    PTAB decision in Ex parte Florian
    The PTAB basically adopted the arguments of the Appellant in the case Ex parte Florian : We reverse the above § 103 rejection,for substantially the reasons provided by Appellants in their Brief and Reply Brief.We add the following.It is…
  • Jun 30

    Apple prevails over Affnity Labs of Texas at PTAB

    Apple prevails over Affnity Labs of Texas at PTAB
    As to 95/001,264 and 90/010,333, Apple wins at PTAB.link: http://e-foia.uspto.gov/Foia/RetrievePdf?system=BPAI&flNm=fd2015004281-06-30-2015-1
Rank this Week: 112

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Jun 30

    Blog Post: A FIP Primer for the Clean Power Plan

    Blog Post: A FIP Primer for the Clean Power Plan
    Much has been made of late about EPA’s authority to develop federal implementation plans (FIPs) to achieve the state-based GHG emissions reduction targets the agency is preparing to establish under Clean Power Plan. Led by Senator Mitch…
  • Jun 30

    Blog Post: US, Brazil Forge Closer Trade Ties At White House Summit

    Blog Post: US, Brazil Forge Closer Trade Ties At White House Summit
    President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday outlined a broad agenda of measures to expand trade between the two countries, praised a recent decision allowing Brazilian beef exports to the U.S. and reiterated a…
  • Jun 29

    Blog Post: Roberts Court Keeps Reins On EPA, But Not Too Tight

    Blog Post: Roberts Court Keeps Reins On EPA, But Not Too Tight
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s Monday finding that the Environmental Protection Agency didn’t properly consider costs in an important air toxics rule continues the court’s pattern of ensuring the agency doesn’t stray too far…
Rank this Week: 319

The TSA Blog

The TSA Blog

Covers innovations in security, technology and the checkpoint screening process. By the Transportation Security Administration.

http://blog.tsa.gov/
Rank this Week: 917

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jun 30

    Glossip and Restarting Executions in California

    Glossip and Restarting Executions in California
    The outcome of the much-covered case, highlighted in articles here and here, filed by several death row inmates in Oklahoma holds great significance for the future of California's death penalty system.  In a 5-4 decision on Monday, the…
  • Jun 30

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Parole Blocked for Killer of CA Man Buried Alive:  California Gov. Jerry Brown has blocked parole for the man responsible for the murder of a developmentally delayed man in 1980, who was beaten and buried alive.  Don Thompson of...
  • Jun 29

    Glossip Symposium at SCOTUSblog

    Glossip Symposium at SCOTUSblog
    It's been a busy day in the wake of Glossip.  The case has drawn a lot of media attention.  We will have some links to coverage tomorrow.Tomorrow I will be on a teleforum with the Federalist Society at 2:00 p.m....
Rank this Week: 354

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

Covers law practice management, the Internet and technology. By Jim Calloway.

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Jun 30

    Does a lawyer have a brighter future than a supermodel?

    Does a lawyer have a brighter future than a supermodel?
    I'm sure most readers thought that was a pretty ridiculous question for a blog post title. Well, it is summertime and the living is supposed to be easy. So I decided to give you a little light reading by posting...
  • Jun 26

    Digiral Edge podcast with Judy Perry Martinez, chair of The ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Service

    Digiral Edge podcast with Judy Perry Martinez, chair of The ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Service
    It was a pleasure and an honor to interview Judy Perry Martinez, chair of the ABA Presidential Commission on the Future of Legal Services for the Digital Edge podcast. She discussed the work of the commission and specific actions the...
  • Jun 12

    Care and Feeding of the Law Firm Client

    Care and Feeding of the Law Firm Client
    Care and Feeding of the Law Firm Client is my Oklahoma Bar Journal column that covers the basics of forming and maintaining good client relationships. The topics range from the initial interview and retainer agreement to managing expectations…
Rank this Week: 938

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jun 30

    Might Pope Francis shame Prez Obama into doing more about mass incarceration?

    Might Pope Francis shame Prez Obama into doing more about mass incarceration?
    The question in the title of this post is a bit of a riff off of this notable new commentary from Philadelphia magazine, headlined "Will the Pope Shame City Hall Into Fixing Its Atrocious Prison Problem?". Here are excerpts: The...
  • Jun 30

    If you are eager to gorge on Glossip gossip...

    If you are eager to gorge on Glossip gossip...
    here is just a smidgen of some of the copious commentary one can find before the ink is really dry on the biggest death penalty ruling of the SCOTUS Term just concluded (listed here only by title/headline, sources and authors...
  • Jun 30

    Virginia Gov creates commission to study bringing back parole in state sentencing scheme

    Virginia Gov creates commission to study bringing back parole in state sentencing scheme
    I have long thought and feared that the broad move in the 1980s and 1990s to abolish parole in the federal sentencing system and in many state systems was a significant (and rarely recognized) contributor to modern mass incarceration…
Rank this Week: 595

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Newman & Associates.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Jun 30

    Uncle Sam says Novartis should pay $3.35 BILLION for kickback scheme

    Uncle Sam says Novartis should pay $3.35 BILLION for kickback scheme
    The United States Department of Justice says that Novartis should pay $3.35 BILLION in damages for using kickbacks to boost sales of two of its drugs which resulted in Medicare and Medicaid to overpay for those medications, Myfortic for…
  • Jun 29

    Doctor and nurse win over $110 million in whistleblower case

    Doctor and nurse win over $110 million in whistleblower case
    Atlanta physicians Alon Vainer and Nurse Daniel Barbir of Cummings Georgia have been awarded over $110 million in for their role in a whistleblower case against DaVita Healthcare Partners, the nation’s largest kidney dialysis services.…
  • Jun 25

    Popcorn lung lawsuits increasing for lung damage of workers in popcorn factorie

    Popcorn lung lawsuits increasing for lung damage of workers in popcorn factorie
    Bronchiolitis obliterans is a medical term relating to a life threatening form of lung disease which the small airways are compressed by scar tissue. It has many causes including inhaling a chemical called Diacetyl, used in artificial butter…
Rank this Week: 679

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    New Pennsylvania Law on Business Entity Transactions Effective July 1, 2015

    New Pennsylvania Law on Business Entity Transactions Effective July 1, 2015
    New provisions to Pennsylvania law relating to corporations and unincorporated associations will become effective July 1, 2015. The provisions became law on October 22, 2014 via Pennsylvania Act 172. The primary goal of the new law is to…
  • Jun 17

    Time to Start Thinking About Filing an Annual Tax Assessment Appeal

    Time to Start Thinking About Filing an Annual Tax Assessment Appeal
    It is that time again to start thinking about whether you want to file an assessment appeal challenging the assessed value of your real estate.  Property taxes are based on the assessed value of real estate, and the assessed value of the…
  • May 29

    I’m 30 Years Old, Married, an Attorney, and I Just Got My Estate Plan in Order

    I’m 30 Years Old, Married, an Attorney, and I Just Got My Estate Plan in Order
    I know, I know. I first learned about the value of an estate plan in my second-year trusts and estates class…seven years ago. I’ve been practicing law for almost five years. And despite recommending the importance of estate…
Rank this Week: 901

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Jun 30

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Supreme Court smacks EPA for ignoring costs, but mercury rule likely to persevere

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Supreme Court smacks EPA for ignoring costs, but mercury rule likely to persevere
    With its last decision of the OT2014 term, in Michigan v. EPA, the Supreme Court held, by a vote of 5-4, that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unreasonably failed to consider costs when deciding to regulate mercury emissions…
  • Jun 30

    [Todd Zywicki] New column at US News and World Report

    [Todd Zywicki] New column at US News and World Report
    Chad Reese and I have a new column at U.S. News and World Report: “Redundant Today, Essential Tomorrow: Congress is Taking Necessary Steps to Keep the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Line.” An excerpt: So if the bureau is…
  • Jun 30

    [Eugene Kontorovich] New federal law fights European boycotts of Israel

    [Eugene Kontorovich] New federal law fights European boycotts of Israel
    On Monday, President Obama signed into law the sweeping Trade Promotion Authority, a measure with broad significance for future international trade deals with Europe. It also includes important new federal legislation, the United…
Rank this Week: 8

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Jun 30

    Used Car Negotiations – Shanghai Style

    Used Car Negotiations – Shanghai Style
    This morning NPR’s Morning Edition had an interesting piece about purchasing used cars in Shanghai.  NPR reporter Frank Langfitt has been sending dispatches from China for some time, and his discussion of high-pressure hard…
  • Jun 26

    Failure to Communicate

    Failure to Communicate
    It’s a damn miracle that people on your planet ever understand each other. My good friend, Charlie Irvine, who mediates and teaches in Glasgow, Scotland, wrote an amusing and/or horrifying blog post about students’ statements in…
  • Jun 21

    Call for DR Syllabi Extended to June 28

    Call for DR Syllabi Extended to June 28
    It’s so cool that so many people sent their syllabi to share with our community in response to my post last week.   I’m sure you will be impressed when you will see them posted. Several folks said that they…
Rank this Week: 363

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

Seeks to inform the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law community about key legal education, research, practice, and law library news, with a particular focus on Cuyahoga County and Ohio as well as faculty research interests.

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • Jun 30

    New in the Library: Law Related Fiction

    New in the Library: Law Related Fiction
    The Law Library now has revolving shelving (pictured) with law related fiction titles. Now students have a convenient and easy way to do some pleasure reading. Also, don’t forget you can get plenty of other fiction through the law…
  • Jun 29

    Professor Forte Cited in US Supreme Court Decision on Gay Marriage

    Professor Forte Cited in US Supreme Court Decision on Gay Marriage
    C|M|Law’s own Professor David F. Forte was cited in the newest landmark decision handed down by the US Supreme Court Obergefell v. Hodges which legalized same-sex marriage late last week. Kudos to Professor Forte on this accomplishment!…
  • Jun 26

    Meningitis Immunization Soon to be Required in Ohio

    Meningitis Immunization Soon to be Required in Ohio
    The Ohio Legislature has passed a bill that will require all school Children to receive immunization against meningitis (Meningococcal disease). The bill, SB 121, would require Ohio students to be immunized against meningococcal disease once…
Rank this Week: 552

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
Rank this Week: 39

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Jun 30

    The OECD Provides Further Guidance on Assessing the Anticompetitive Impact of Laws and Regulation

    The OECD Provides Further Guidance on Assessing the Anticompetitive Impact of Laws and Regulation
    The most welfare-inimical restrictions on competition stem from governmental action, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s newly promulgated “Competition Assessment Toolkit, Volume 3: Operational…
  • Jun 29

    One Step Forward: The Supremes Add Some Bite to Environmental Cost-Benefit Analysi

    One Step Forward: The Supremes Add Some Bite to Environmental Cost-Benefit Analysi
    Today, in Michigan v. EPA, a five-Justice Supreme Court majority (Antonin Scalia, joined by Chief Justice John Roberts, and Justices Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito, with Thomas issuing a separate concurrence) held that the…
  • Jun 23

    The Green Shoots of the NYC Taxi Rules on Ridesharing Companie

    The Green Shoots of the NYC Taxi Rules on Ridesharing Companie
    I am of two minds when it comes to the announcement today that the NYC taxi commission will permit companies like Uber and Lyft to update, when the companies wish, the mobile apps that serve as the front end for the ridesharing platforms. My…
Rank this Week: 735

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 30

    The Court’s attack on the “ever-normal granary”

    The Court’s attack on the “ever-normal granary”
    I’ve been celebrating like many of you over the marriage equality and Obamacare decisions last Thursday and Friday. But my own celebrations are tempered by the realization that these two cases don’t symbolize any shift on the…
  • Jun 25

    Hallelujah! What a relief.

    Hallelujah! What a relief.
    Copy editing finally done for Unfit for Democracy: The Roberts Court and the Breakdown of American Politics. It’s scheduled for publication in January by NYU Press – still a few months off but it feels like a…
  • Jun 24

    Jeanette’s award

    Jeanette’s award
    I haven’t been putting personal notes in my blog, but I had the pleasure, on the 9th, of attending a Red Cross Volunteer Recognition event where my wife, Jeanette, was presented with the J. Spencer Standish Community Service Award…
Rank this Week: 973

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Jun 30

    4 Things Recent Research Has Taught Us About Fatherhood

    4 Things Recent Research Has Taught Us About Fatherhood
    There is no shortage of research regarding the importance of engaged fathers. Over the years there have been numerous studies that prove, without a doubt, it is crucial for children to have Dad involved in their lives. However, there is a…
  • Jun 29

    Who Decides The Meds A Child Takes When Custody Is Split?

    Who Decides The Meds A Child Takes When Custody Is Split?
    Question: What rights do I have when it comes to deciding what medications my child takes? My son has ADHD and my ex and I disagree about what medication he needs to take. We have split custody and I am the primary parent. Answer: I do not…
  • Jun 28

    Is Remarriage Valid If Divorce Is Still Pending?

    Is Remarriage Valid If Divorce Is Still Pending?
    Question: My ex and I filed for divorce in 2000 and have both since remarried. I recently found out that the divorce is still pending. Is it possible the divorce didn’t go through and what does that mean for my new marriage? Answer: I…
Rank this Week: 314

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 659

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/
  • Jun 30

    Unappealing Conduct Leads To Suspension

    Unappealing Conduct Leads To Suspension
    An attorney who had abandoned a client in a matter before the Maryland Court of Appeals was suspended for 30 days by the state's Court of Appeals. Respondent, a member of the Bar of Maryland, agreed to represent Kevin Wilson...
  • Jun 30

    Bristol Stomp

    Bristol Stomp
    A Virginia attorney has consented to license revocation in the wake of a recent criminal conviction The Bristol Herald Courier had this report on the crimes Hutchinson, a bankruptcy attorney, worked for a law firm in Bristol, Virginia. After…
  • Jun 30

    Debt Collection Regulations Apply To New York Attorney

    Debt Collection Regulations Apply To New York Attorney
    The New York Court of Appeals has held that debt collection laws apply to attorneys Plaintiffs, law firms involved in debt collection, commenced this action in federal district court to challenge certain amendments to the New York City…
Rank this Week: 571

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
  • Jun 30

    The Role of Chief Compliance Officers Must be Supported

    The Role of Chief Compliance Officers Must be Supported
    Chief Compliance Officers of Investment Advisers (CCOs) play an important and crucial role in fostering integrity in the securities industry. They are responsible for making sure that their firms comply with the rules that apply to their…
  • Jun 30

    Amendments to the DGCL

    Amendments to the DGCL
    Senate Bill 75, which contains several important amendments to the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the “DGCL”), was signed by Delaware Governor Jack Markell on June 24, 2015. As described in this post, the 2015…
  • Jun 30

    Some Lessons from BlackRock, Vanguard and DuPont

    Some Lessons from BlackRock, Vanguard and DuPont
    Recent statements by the CEOs of BlackRock and Vanguard rejecting activism and supporting investment for long-term value creation and their support of DuPont in its proxy fight with Trian, prompt the thought that activism is moving in-house…
Rank this Week: 357

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Jun 30

    The TPP and the U.S. Chamber’s Global Poison

    The TPP and the U.S. Chamber’s Global Poison
    The Daily Show presented a hilarious animated cartoon last night, an “ode to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia” who last Friday (Thursday too) clearly had a “terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad day.” By contrast,…
  • Jun 24

    Our Most Disturbing Medical Malpractice Pop Quiz Yet!

    Our Most Disturbing Medical Malpractice Pop Quiz Yet!
    I know, it’s summer and you probably weren’t expecting a quiz. But what would a PopTort Quiz be if not a surprise? Besides, it's summer school. Just five questions, so let’s begin: 1. Medical malpractice case filings…
  • Jun 18

    America’s New Century of Hate

    America’s New Century of Hate
    Just two days ago, Charles Kurzman, sociology professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and David Schanzer, director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security at Duke University, wrote this in a New York…
Rank this Week: 769

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Jun 30

    A Quick Thought on Adnan Syed's Motion to Reopen

    A Quick Thought on Adnan Syed's Motion to Reopen
    Today, Adnan Syed filed his Motion to Re-Open Postconviction Proceedings. As should be clear to the readers of this blog, I agree with many of the arguments made in the motion: -It is "in the interests of justice" to reopen...
  • Jun 30

    The Defense Failed to Contact Adnan's Track Teammate Will, a Potential Alibi Witne

    The Defense Failed to Contact Adnan's Track Teammate Will, a Potential Alibi Witne
    This seems huge to me. Yesterday, I posted an entry which discussed how Adnan's defense team failed to contact his track teammates until after October 16, 1999. But what if it turns out that at least some of these track...
  • Jun 29

    The Defense Didn't Start Contacting Adnan's Track Teammates Until After October 16, 1999

    The Defense Didn't Start Contacting Adnan's Track Teammates Until After October 16, 1999
    I've gotten a few e-mails about the comments section of my post from last Thursday. In one of the comments, I noted that For context, Adnan's track teammates weren't contacted until after July 13th. More specifically, it looks like they...
Rank this Week: 324

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/
  • Jun 30

    It May Be Dumb, But Short-Termism Can Be A Valid Business Strategy

    It May Be Dumb, But Short-Termism Can Be A Valid Business Strategy
    Last week, S.E.C Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher, gave a speech, Activism, Short-Termism, and the SEC: Remarks at the 21st Annual Stanford Directors’ College. I agree with many of Commissioner Gallagher's views on short-termism, and (I…
  • Jun 29

    You Don't Want Police at Your Annual Meeting, Unless They're Shareholder

    You Don't Want Police at Your Annual Meeting, Unless They're Shareholder
    I was traveling to the annual CALI Conference on Law School Computing when this happened, but I thought I would share it, in case you haven’t seen it yet. Two police officers showed up at the annual meeting of PNE...
  • Jun 28

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (June 28, 2015)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (June 28, 2015)
    J. Robert Brown Jr.: testimony on the definition of accredited investor & business development companies http://t.co/gK1AdFEant— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) June 23, 2015 ICYMI: "Laws and regulators need get up to speed with…
Rank this Week: 358

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Hobby Lobby’s Bitter Anniversary

    Hobby Lobby’s Bitter Anniversary
    Nelson Tebbe, Richard Schragger, and Micah SchwartzmanA year ago today, the Supreme Court handed down Hobby Lobby. There, famously, the Court extended a religion accommodation to a business corporation, freeing it from the legal obligation to…
  • Jun 30

    The Kennedy Problem

    The Kennedy Problem
    Over at Concurring Opinions Ronald Collins asks why none of the four "liberal" justices wrote a separate concurring opinion in Obergefell and he notes the same phenomenon in Romer, Lawrence, and Windsor. I have a theory. My guess is that…
  • Jun 30

    Gay rights, religious accommodations, and antidiscrimination law

    Gay rights, religious accommodations, and antidiscrimination law
    A symposium on "Religious Accommodations in the Age of Civil Rights" has just been published in the Southern California Law Review.  My contribution,"Gay Rights, Religious Accommodations, and the Purposes of Antidiscrimination Law," is…
Rank this Week: 125

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jun 30

    Media Access to Clients and Counsel

    Media Access to Clients and Counsel
    Siobhan Helen Shea and Richard Daniel Tannenbaum have published Essay: The First Amendment Right of Access to Clients and Counsel: HRC v. Baker at 23 U. Miami Inter-Am. L. Rev. 771 (1992). Download the full text of the essay at...
  • Jun 29

    CBC Claims Political Party Has Infringed Its Copyright By Using News Clips In Ad

    CBC Claims Political Party Has Infringed Its Copyright By Using News Clips In Ad
    The University of Ottawa Law School's Michael Geist discusses a Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) demand that the (Canadian) Conservative Party stop airing an ad that included clips from a CBC interview between a network reporter and…
  • Jun 25

    Charter Cable and the Purchase of Time Warner Cable

    Charter Cable and the Purchase of Time Warner Cable
    Marvin Ammori discusses the proposed Charter Cable purchase of TWC, here, for Wired. He says in part: We need to ensure that Charter will not lose its way after taking over Time Warner and becoming four times larger. That’s where...
Rank this Week: 429

Kaire & Heffernan Blog

Kaire & Heffernan Blog

By The Law Offices of Mark A. Kaire, P.A.

http://www.kairelaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    Florida Hospitals Likely Ripping You Off

    Florida Hospitals Likely Ripping You Off
    It’s always nice when you discover someone out there is looking out for your well being, but is less comforting to realize there are ways you are being ripped off with little power to do anything about it. This is the case when it comes…
  • Jun 28

    Relationship Between School Sports and Stroke

    Relationship Between School Sports and Stroke
    When it comes to K-12 education, school sports sometimes play as big a role as calculators or textbooks. For generations, autumn football games and evening basketball events have been a highlight of the high school experience. Unfortunately,…
  • Jun 26

    Common Types of Birth Injury

    Common Types of Birth Injury
    Pregnancy is a special, magical time for expectant parents. Months of planning, preparing, trips to the doctor’s office, anxiety, expectation, and joy all culminate in the big day. It’s a momentous occasion for anyone, and it…
Rank this Week: 529

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Independent redistricting commission survives challenge: In Plain English

    Independent redistricting commission survives challenge: In Plain English
    Fifteen years ago, Arizona voters took a drastic step to deal with partisanship in drawing the lines for federal congressional districts: they passed an amendment to the state constitution that transferred the redistricting power from the…
  • Jun 30

    Symposium: The Wonderland rules for method-of-execution claim

    Symposium: The Wonderland rules for method-of-execution claim
    Steven D. Schwinn is an Associate Professor of Law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. In early 2014, Oklahoma had a problem. The state planned to execute Clayton Lockett with a three-drug lethal injection cocktail, but its sources…
  • Jun 30

    Symposium: “Groundhog Day” indeed

    Symposium: “Groundhog Day” indeed
    Deborah W. Denno is the Arthur A. McGivney Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law. “Welcome to Groundhog Day,” begins Justice Antonin Scalia in his concurrence in Glossip v. Gross, a narrow five-to-four opinion in…
Rank this Week: 10

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys…

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys Blawg

Covers drug recalls, defective products, auto accidents, trucking accidents, settlements, safety tips, new laws and regulations.

http://thomasjhenrylaw.com/blawg/
Rank this Week: 600