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Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    The Media Needs To Wake The Fuck Up

    The Media Needs To Wake The Fuck Up
    Now is the time to counter lies with facts, repeatedly and unflaggingly, while also proclaiming the greatest truths:  of our equal humanity, of decency, of compassion.  Every precious ideal must be reiterated, every obvious argument…
  • Nov 30

    Needed: The Audacity Of A Lame Duck

    Needed: The Audacity Of A Lame Duck
    Barack Obama seems to view his role in the last weeks of his presidency as that of enabler-in-chief -- to ensure the transition to the new administration will be as smooth and as peaceful as possible.  He deeply…
  • Nov 17

    How To Respond To The End Of Normalcy

    How To Respond To The End Of Normalcy
    Never more in my lifetime have we needed strong, aggressive, innovative, strategic leadership from the Democratic Party and the progressive movement that fuels it. Donald Trump will be no ordinary President. Rather than helping him protect…
Rank this Week: 148

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Dec 2

    Attorney Who Concocted Kidnap Story Disbarred

    Attorney Who Concocted Kidnap Story Disbarred
    A remarkable disbarment from Colorado involved a criminal conviction of an attorney who twice falsely claimed to have been abducted. The Denver Channel reported on the conviction. The incidents took place while [attorney] Keil was handling…
  • Dec 2

    Suspension For Domestic Violence

    Suspension For Domestic Violence
    A sanction imposed for domestic violence is summarized on the web page of the Colorado Presiding Disciplinary Judge A hearing board suspended Philip M. Falco III (attorney registration number 27930) from the practice of law for nine months,…
  • Dec 2

    Running On Empty

    Running On Empty
    Reinstatement has been granted to a Colorado attorney who was suspended for advising clients with conflicting interests in a marijuana business. The principle issue was whether a single phone call violated his suspension In our view,…
Rank this Week: 132

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers constitutional rights, criminal law, and DUI topics. By William Weinberg.

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    PROPOSITION 57 GIVES EARLY PAROLE TO CERTAIN NON-VIOLENT OFFENDERS

    PROPOSITION 57 GIVES EARLY PAROLE TO CERTAIN NON-VIOLENT OFFENDERS
    On November 8, 2016, California voters passed Proposition 57, The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 201, by an overwhelming majority of 64%. This proposition contained two key provisions: 1) It makes certain non-violent felons eligible…
  • Dec 2

    PROP 57 ENDS “DIRECT FILE” IN JUVENILE CRIMINAL CASES

    PROP 57 ENDS “DIRECT FILE” IN JUVENILE CRIMINAL CASES
    Until the passage of Proposition 57 on November 8th, minors over the age of 14 charged with a criminal offense would often find themselves directly charged in adult court rather than juvenile court. The two courts are very distinct because…
  • Nov 18

    Prop 64 and Prior Marijuana Convictions in California

    Prop 64 and Prior Marijuana Convictions in California
    PETITION UNDER PROPOSITION 64 TO DISMISS AND SEAL OR TO REDUCE A PRIOR MARIJUANA CONVICTION By a hefty margin of 56%, Prop 64 was passed in California on November 8. It is now legal for Californians over the age of 21 to possess, transport,…
Rank this Week: 740

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California DUI news and legal developments. By William Weinberg.

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    DUI Fatalities And The Consequences In California

    DUI Fatalities And The Consequences In California
    THERE’S A KILLER ON THE ROAD Here’s an unfortunate statistic you don’t want to brag about: California has the top four of the top ten U.S. metropolitan areas with the highest DUI fatality rate per capita. Those areas: #1 San…
  • Dec 2

    What Are The Immigration Consequences Of A DUI

    What Are The Immigration Consequences Of A DUI
    IMMIGRATION CONSEQUENCES OF A DUI Soon-to-be president Trump has stated that he intends to enforce deportation of certain immigrants. Might a DUI threaten the immigration status or residency of an immigrant in this country? The answer is yes.…
  • Nov 18

    How Will Prop 64 Impact DUI’s In California?

    How Will Prop 64 Impact DUI’s In California?
    DOES THE PASSAGE OF PROP 64 MEAN MORE HIGH DRIVERS ON THE ROAD? Now that Prop 64 has passed, will we see more drivers under the influence on California roads? Maybe. But as I discussed in previous posts, unlike alcohol, there is no definitive…
Rank this Week: 363

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Dec 2

    Reviewing another week of developments and questions from Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

    Reviewing another week of developments and questions from Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform
    Absent complaints from readers, I think I am going to return to my habit of closing up my "blogging work-week" in this space by providing a round-up of posts of note from blogging over at Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform....
  • Dec 2

    "The Right to Redemption: Juvenile Dispositions and Sentences"

    "The Right to Redemption: Juvenile Dispositions and Sentences"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new paper authored by my colleague Katherine Hunt Federle and now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: The punishment of juveniles remains a troubling yet under-theorized aspect of...
  • Dec 2

    When will Prez-Elect Trump start bringing "law and order" to deadly Chicago?

    When will Prez-Elect Trump start bringing "law and order" to deadly Chicago?
    The question in the title of this post is my first reaction to this lengthy depressing USA Today article's headline, "Chicago hits grim milestone of 700 murders for 2016 and the year's not over." Here are particulars: Mired in a...
Rank this Week: 298

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    No fee for Appellate Specialists for 2017!

    No fee for Appellate Specialists for 2017!
    This just in:The California Board of Legal Specialization is pleased to inform you that the annual certified specialist fee will be waived for 2017.Why is the CBLS able to provide this one-time benefit?  When the legal specialist program…
  • Dec 1

    Leondra Kruger program Dec. 6

    Leondra Kruger program Dec. 6
    CWL, WLALA, APAWLA, BWLALA, LLBA -- all are co-sponsors of A Conversation with California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger, at the LA Law Library the evening of December 6 (cocktails at 5:30, dinner at 6:00, program at 7:00). Judge…
  • Dec 1

    2d DCA pro tem update

    2d DCA pro tem update
    The following are currently sitting on assignment:Judge Allan Goodman (Retired) of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division Two until January 31, 2017.Judge Rupa Goswami of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be…
Rank this Week: 318

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 64

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Blogging resources, ideas and news for law firm bloggers. By Kevin O'Keefe.

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
Rank this Week: 11

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: 354

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

Denise Howell and guests discuss technology law. From the TWiT netcast network.

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Dec 2

    TWiL 368: Give The Falcon To Chewie

    TWiL 368: Give The Falcon To Chewie
    Dr. Seuss Sues in Sue-ville This Holiday Season, Axanar and claiming fair use as defense, Netflix taxed as a utility, who owns the Millennium Falcon? Dr. Strange and HIPAA compliance, tweeting moves at the World Chess Match, Rule 41 and more!…
  • Nov 18

    TWiL 367: All About the Cyber

    TWiL 367: All About the Cyber
    Facebook and Google vs. fake news, Net neutrality, and encryption policy under Trump, Dr. Seuss/Star Trek mashup, rules for 'quiet cars', online security for activists and more. Hosts: Denise Howell, J. Michael Keyes, and Emory Roane…
  • Nov 4

    TWiL 366: Miss Jackson If You're Litigiou

    TWiL 366: Miss Jackson If You're Litigiou
    DMCA and censorship, what is Disney trying to do with its own blockchain? Gawker settles with Hulk Hogan, copyright for graffiti artists, the potential trademark battle for "Nasty Woman", and more!Photo credit:thalling55 Hosts: Denise Howell…
Rank this Week: 379

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 108

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

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

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 86

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/
  • Dec 2

    Which Biglaw Firms Have The Biggest And Best 401(k) Plans?

    Which Biglaw Firms Have The Biggest And Best 401(k) Plans?
    One firm -- guess which one -- has a plan with an average account balance of $2.1 million.
  • Dec 2

    Non-Sequiturs: 12.02.16

    Non-Sequiturs: 12.02.16
    * Tony Mauro hangs out with Meg Ryan -- no, not the actress, but the SCOTUS clerk and JAG lawyer turned judge and possible Supreme Court nominee. [National Law Journal via How Appealing] * Speaking of SCOTUS, ain't no mountain high enough…
  • Dec 2

    Biglaw Bonus Season Is Here!

    Biglaw Bonus Season Is Here!
    If your firm doesn’t stack up this holiday season, team up with a good recruiter who has his or her finger on the market’s pulse and can help you land a better position.
Rank this Week: 9

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Dec 2

    Being a prosecutor does not automatically mean credibility and reliability

    Being a prosecutor does not automatically mean credibility and reliability
    Being a prosecutor or police officers does not automatically mean that person is credible nor reliable. Judges, jurors, and everyone else must remember that. Criminal defendants' lives and liberty too often unjustly are crushed by an…
  • Dec 1

    Beware getting your non-immigrant visa yanked for merely being arrested for DWI

    Beware getting your non-immigrant visa yanked for merely being arrested for DWI
    Rather than waiting for a president Donald Trump to wreak further havoc on immigration law and practice, I am now seeing some of my own DWI clients get their non-immigrant F-1 student and H-1B professional visas yanked BEFORE their cases are…
  • Nov 30

    SCOTUS- For double jeopardy, a criminal defendant has burden to show an acquittal happened

    SCOTUS- For double jeopardy, a criminal defendant has burden to show an acquittal happened
    In Bravo-Fernandez v. U.S., ___ U.S. ___ (Nov. 29, 2016), the jury returned inconsistent verdicts of conviction and acquittal under separate counts of the same statute. Bravo-Fernandez got his conviction overturned on appeal due to erroneous…
Rank this Week: 208

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Features civil appellate practice tips, resources, and news. By D. Todd Smith.

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Demanding a Recount: Appealing Election Challenge

    Demanding a Recount: Appealing Election Challenge
    The recent election reminded me of a brush that I had with election-related appeals. A few years ago, I fervently drafted a brief in a primary-contest appeal under a looming deadline. As I neared completion, my pregnant wife called to inform…
  • Nov 9

    Election 2016: Some New Faces on Texas Appellate Court

    Election 2016: Some New Faces on Texas Appellate Court
    As in recent cycles, Republican incumbents and open-seat candidates for Texas appellate benches generally fared well in the 2016 general election. South Texas was the notable exception. The election will not change the Texas Supreme…
  • Nov 4

    How I’m Using My iPad Pro for Appellate Argument

    How I’m Using My iPad Pro for Appellate Argument
    I just completed my second Fifth Circuit argument using my big iPad Pro in a more prominent role than ever before. Inspired by Jeff Richardson’s post about how he used an iPad to prepare for and present an appellate argument, I…
Rank this Week: 613

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/
  • Dec 2

    People v. Mejia (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 22, 2016)

    People v. Mejia (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 22, 2016)
    I thought when I first read this opinion that Mr. Mejia was only sentenced to four years in prison, and freaked out about that fact when I got to the portion of the opinion when Justice McKinster described the facts of his offenses.  (I…
  • Dec 1

    Westside Estate Agency, Inc. v. Randall (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 1, 2016)

    Westside Estate Agency, Inc. v. Randall (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 1, 2016)
    Justice Hoffstadt begins today's opinion by saying:"We are all familiar with the phrase, “caveat emptor”: Buyer beware. This case deals with its less renowned cousin, “caveat sectorem”: Brokerbeware."Much less…
  • Nov 30

    Driscoll v. Granite Rock Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 30, 2016)

    Driscoll v. Granite Rock Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 30, 2016)
    One thing I like about reading judicial opinions is that you often learn something new.  Though, as a matter of fact, I already knew this part:"The concrete that Granitrock produces is a perishable product that cannot be stored. It is…
Rank this Week: 300

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Dec 2

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Police Officers Shot in Arizona & Washington:  Veteran Tacoma, Washington police officer Reginald "Jake" Gutierrez was shot and killed Wednesday as he responded to a domestic violence call.  CBS News reports that when Gutierrez…
  • Dec 2

    Avoid Mandatory Minimums, This Is What You Get

    Avoid Mandatory Minimums, This Is What You Get
    The Washington Post published a story today that should bring shame to the cheerleaders for "leniency" for "young offenders" in order to give them a "second chance."  I've been asking for years, "A second chance to do what?" The Post,...
  • Dec 1

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Congressman Appointed CA Attorney General:  In a surprise announcement today, California Governor Jerry Brown appointed Congressman Xavier Becerra to replace Senator-Elect Kamala Harris as the state Attorney General.  Sara Wire and…
Rank this Week: 314

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    ... and the Best Title of the Year award goes to Mark Lemley

    ... and the Best Title of the Year award goes to Mark Lemley
    Inventor Sued for Infringing His Own Patent. You Won't Believe What Happened NextMark A. Lemley Stanford Law SchoolNovember 30, 2016http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Dec 2

    Update re: DMCA re-registration

    Update re: DMCA re-registration
    I have updated my original post to include the information that the Library of Congress, not the CO, set the password requirements, and to add a rant about how re-registration should not be a…
  • Dec 2

    Failing to disclose refund policy does not make price claims literally false

    Failing to disclose refund policy does not make price claims literally false
    First Data Merchant Services Corp. v. SecurityMetrics, Inc., --- Fed.Appx. ----, 2016 WL 7010889, No. 15-2301, No. 15-2364 (4thCir. Dec. 1, 2016)Lower court opinion discussed here.  The court of appeals affirmed the district…
Rank this Week: 140

New York Law Notes

New York Law Notes

Provides a summary of an Appellate Division case of special interest to New York practitioners.

http://drdiekman.podbean.com
  • Dec 2

    Ladders and the Labor Law.

    Ladders and the Labor Law.
    Plaintiff established his entitlement to partial summary judgment on his Labor Law § 240(1) claim through witnesses' testimony that the ladder from which he was descending suddenly kicked out to the left, resulting in his fall. Contrary…
  • Dec 2

    A motion to renew in the interest of justice.

    A motion to renew in the interest of justice.
    Practice point:  Even if the new facts not offered on the prior motion were available to plaintiff at the time, pursuant to CPLR 2221[e][2], [3]), the court exercised its discretion providently in granting the motion in the interest of…
  • Dec 1

    Judicial review of an agency's determination.

    Judicial review of an agency's determination.
    Practice point:  Judicial review of an administrative determination made after a hearing required by law, and at which evidence was taken, is limited to whether that determination is supported by substantial evidence. Substantial…
Rank this Week: 207

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Dec 2

    Prof Mark Lemley’s New Article

    Prof Mark Lemley’s New Article
    Inventor Sued for Infringing His Own Patent. You Won’t Believe What Happened Next
  • Dec 2

    Patent Law vs Property Law in Impression Prods. v. Lexmark Int’l.

    Patent Law vs Property Law in Impression Prods. v. Lexmark Int’l.
    by Dennis Crouch I finally predicted something! The Supreme Court has now granted writ of certiorari in the pending patent exhaustion case of Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc., SCT Docket No. 15-1189.  The two…
  • Dec 1

    Looking forward to: 

    Looking forward to: 
    December 5: USPTO Roundtable on Patentable Subject Matter Eligibility (Webcast here: https://livestream.com/uspto/RoundatbleStanford) December 13: USPTO Patent Quality Roundtable (Webcast…
Rank this Week: 213

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
  • Dec 2

    Port Arthur LNG Files FERC Application

    Port Arthur LNG Files FERC Application
    Port Arthur LNG, LLC (Port Arthur) has filed applications with FERC for authority to construct and operate a liquefaction and LNG export terminal at the City of Port Arthur, Texas and an interconnected pipeline.  The Liquefaction Project…
  • Dec 2

    GE Oil & Gas Invests $25 Million in Driftwood LNG Parent

    GE Oil & Gas Invests $25 Million in Driftwood LNG Parent
    Tellurian Investments Inc. (Tellurian), owner of Driftwood LNG, has announced that GE Oil & Gas has made a $25 million preferred equity investment in Tellurian.  The proposed Driftwood LNG export terminal would be located on the…
  • Nov 28

    DOE Grants Carib Energy Non-FTA LNG Export Authority

    DOE Grants Carib Energy Non-FTA LNG Export Authority
    Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued an order authorizing Carib Energy (USA) LLC to export over a 20-year period 1.3 Bcf/year (0.004 Bcf/day) of LNG in ISO containers to nations in Central America, South America, or the Caribbean…
Rank this Week: 473

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    Some more anecdata

    Some more anecdata
    Another in our informal series chronicling the sad state of ACA as it relates to previously insured ("grandmothered") folks:First up, Ben and his family have been clients for many years. His current plan isn't fully ACA-compliant, but he's…
  • Dec 2

    Friday LinkFest

    Friday LinkFest
    Odds-and-ends from the past couple of weeks:■ Continuing to defy the "death by attrition" model of Long Term care insurance, almost 97% of federal employees participating in government-sponsored LTCi plans opted to keep them, despite…
  • Dec 1

    News from the Front

    News from the Front
    Regular readers know that I've decided to sit out this Open Enrollment season. I'm far from alone in this, but got email yesterday from good friend and colleague Scott M with a first-hand report of what he's experiencing, and he's graciously…
Rank this Week: 407

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    Supreme Court Grants Cert. In 3 ERISA Church Plan Case

    Supreme Court Grants Cert. In 3 ERISA Church Plan Case
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court granted review in three cases all posing the question of how to interpret the "church plan" exemption in the Employee Retirement Income and Security Act (ERISA). (Order List, Dec. 2, 2016). The cases are Advocate…
  • Dec 2

    European Court Finds Lack of Fair Hearing For Church Over Expropriation

    European Court Finds Lack of Fair Hearing For Church Over Expropriation
    In Lupeni Greek Catholic Parish v. Romania, (ECHR, Nov. 29, 2016), the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights held that a Greek Catholic church had been denied a fair hearing in Romania on its claim for compensation for the…
  • Dec 2

    White House Ready For Holidays; National Christmas Tree Lit

    White House Ready For Holidays; National Christmas Tree Lit
    NBC reports that President Obama, Michelle Obama and their daughter Sasha last night lit the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse. The White House website now includes a 2016 Holidays at the White House page, carrying stories on decorations…
Rank this Week: 39

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Dec 2

    Locking Away Korematsu's Loaded Weapon

    Locking Away Korematsu's Loaded Weapon
    Twenty years ago, when I began researching and writing about the removal and imprisonment of Japanese Americans in World War II, I thought I was studying a closed chapter in American history. Congress and the president had apologized for…
  • Dec 2

    Yale Committee on Renaming Report

    Yale Committee on Renaming Report
    The much-anticipated report of Yale's Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming has just been released. It's a very thoughtful assessment of the factors to consider in renaming -- and also the situation on the ground in New Haven as it...
  • Dec 2

    Johnson Stepping into the Faculty Lounge

    Johnson Stepping into the Faculty Lounge
    I'm pleased to announce that Professor Shontavia Johnson of Drake Law School is stepping into the faculty lounge to sit with us for a spell. She holds the Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law and is Director of the...
Rank this Week: 72

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
  • Dec 2

    California says companies can be liable for 2nd hand asbestos injurie

    California says companies can be liable for 2nd hand asbestos injurie
    Companies can be liable to household members injured by asbestos carried home by workers, according to the California Supreme Court. In Kessner v. Superior Court, the determined that there is liability to household members injured by exposure…
  • Dec 2

    UM coverage on vehicle involved in the accident is primary — Arkansas App.

    UM coverage on vehicle involved in the accident is primary — Arkansas App.
    In Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Co. v. Shelter Mutual Insurance Co., 2016 Ark. App. 563, Roberson was injured while driving a car insured by Shelter.  Roberson had UM coverage through Southern Farm Bureau (Farm Bureau). …
  • Dec 1

    Injury occurring during rodeo event subject to athletic participation exclusion — MD Fla.

    Injury occurring during rodeo event subject to athletic participation exclusion — MD Fla.
    In Volusia County Cattlemen’s Association v. Western World Insurance Company; Case No: 6:15-cv-1239 (MD Fla), Desiree Cicero was participating in a cash grab event at the Cattlemen’s rodeo.  The event involved grabbing cash…
Rank this Week: 663

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Covers securities law. By Fitapelli | Kurta.

http://www.securitieslawattorneys.net/
  • Dec 2

    Terry Xu: Subject of Two Pending Regulatory Investigation

    Terry Xu: Subject of Two Pending Regulatory Investigation
    Publicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on December 2, 2016 indicate that former California-based USA Financial Services broker Terry Xu is currently not affiliated with any broker-dealer…
  • Dec 2

    Customer Seeking $100,000 in Damages From Broker Steven Shirley

    Customer Seeking $100,000 in Damages From Broker Steven Shirley
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on December 2, 2016 indicate that Texas-based IMS Securities broker/adviser Steven Shirley is the subject of a pending customer dispute. The securities…
  • Dec 2

    Broker Phillip Cheney Has One Pending Customer Complaint

    Broker Phillip Cheney Has One Pending Customer Complaint
    Public records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on December 2, 2016 indicate that Massachusetts-based RBC Capital Markets broker/adviser Phillip Cheney is the subject of a pending customer complaint. The…
Rank this Week: 171

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 2

    Mitsubishi Regional Jet Runs into Regulatory Turbulence in the American Skie

    Mitsubishi Regional Jet Runs into Regulatory Turbulence in the American Skie
    By Mariko Kageyama Say you are a maker of a brand new aircraft. You show off its blueprint and miniature model and take orders before you have even constructed it. What legal risks are you willing to assume at this stage? Though this may seem…
  • Dec 1

    YouTube’s Content ID Policy Change Now Saves Lost Monetization for Fair Use Video

    YouTube’s Content ID Policy Change Now Saves Lost Monetization for Fair Use Video
    By Dan Goodman As the late Notorious B.I.G. said, “Mo Money, Mo Problems.” Whether you believe that statement or not, it is certainly, and thankfully, becoming less true the world of monetizing videos on YouTube through fair…
  • Nov 27

    DMCA Takedown Notices: Never Enough, Always Too Much

    DMCA Takedown Notices: Never Enough, Always Too Much
    By Ari Robbins Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) takedown notices are headed to the Supreme Court where they could themselves be facing a takedown. These notices are issued outside of a court process and are…
Rank this Week: 616

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Dec 2

    Notice and HIPAA Form Also Required for Re-Filed HCLA Claim

    Notice and HIPAA Form Also Required for Re-Filed HCLA Claim
    Tennessee Courts continue to make it clear that each time you re-file a previously dismissed Tennessee medical malpractice (now health care liability) claim, you must abide by the statutory requirements. In Cright v. Overly, No.…
  • Nov 23

    Suit Against Local Government Over Sewer Issue

    Suit Against Local Government Over Sewer Issue
    In Nickels v. Metropolitan Govt. of Nashville and Davidson County, No. M2015-01938-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Sept. 28, 2016), the Court of Appeals went through a thorough analysis of Tennessee’s  Governmental Tort Liability Act…
  • Nov 22

    Ex Parte Communications With Treating Physicians – TN Statute Ruled Unconstitutional

    Ex Parte Communications With Treating Physicians – TN Statute Ruled Unconstitutional
    Judge Thomas Brothers of Nashville has declared Tenn. Code Ann. Section 29-26 -121(f)(1) and (2) unconstitutional.    Memorandum Order – Judge Brothers The code section allows defense lawyers in Tennessee health care liability…
Rank this Week: 243

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Covers personal injury, criminal defense, and family law in Virginia.

http://www.livesaymyers.com/blog/
  • Dec 2

    What to Know Before Filing a Rule to Show Cause

    What to Know Before Filing a Rule to Show Cause
    A question I frequently receive from family law clients or potential clients is: “the other party has violated our court order—so what can I do about it?” When one party violates a previous order from a Virginia…
  • Nov 18

    Parental Alienation in Virginia

    Parental Alienation in Virginia
    In Virginia, courts are required to base custody and visitation determinations on the best interests of the child. The specific factors courts should consider in determining what is in a child’s best interests are set forth in Virginia…
  • Nov 16

    Elective Shares in Virginia: Can Your Spouse Disinherit You?

    Elective Shares in Virginia: Can Your Spouse Disinherit You?
    Are you separated from your spouse, or otherwise undergoing marital difficulties? If so, you may find yourself wondering whether your spouse can disinherit you. In Virginia, the short answer is no. Virginia law protects surviving spouses from…
Rank this Week: 100

Law Blog

Law Blog

Covers law and business and the business of law. By the Wall Street Journal.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Dec 2

    Newsworthiness in the Algorithm Age

    Newsworthiness in the Algorithm Age
    Newsworthiness has long been the first line of defense against invasion of privacy tort claims. Publishing private information about someone, like someone’s medical records or phone number, can bring legal liability. But…
  • Dec 2

    AM Roundup: Trump Winnows SCOTUS List

    AM Roundup: Trump Winnows SCOTUS List
    Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.
  • Dec 1

    Ethics Office’s Tweets at Donald Trump Cause a Stir

    Ethics Office’s Tweets at Donald Trump Cause a Stir
    A typically sedate government Twitter account sprang to life Wednesday in the wake of President-elect Donald Trump's announcement that he would exit his family business.
Rank this Week: 81

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Dec 2

    Seventh Circuit could be the Title VII path-maker on sexual orientation

    Seventh Circuit could be the Title VII path-maker on sexual orientation
    Clearly, the Seventh Circuit is deeply struggling with the question of whether Title VII covers sexual orientation discrimination—a question that has already been answered in the affirmative by the federal government and a legal concept…
  • Dec 2

    Sex-stereotyping claim proceeds for transgender male fired for restroom-related tardine

    Sex-stereotyping claim proceeds for transgender male fired for restroom-related tardine
    By Joy P. Waltemath, J.D. Refusing to dismiss the Title VII and state law gender and race discrimination complaint of a fired transgender black male, a federal district court in Kentucky found sufficient his allegations that he was harassed…
  • Dec 2

    NLRB asks SCOTUS for a definitive ruling on class action waiver

    NLRB asks SCOTUS for a definitive ruling on class action waiver
    By Pamela Wolf, J.D. and Lisa Milam-Perez, J.D. The National Relations Board has petitioned the Supreme Court to make a comprehensive ruling on the question of whether the National Labor Relations Act trumps the Federal Arbitration Act when…
Rank this Week: 530

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

Provides news and views on matters of interest to the Brooklyn Law School community.

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Dec 2

    Revenge Porn: Taking Trolls to Court

    Revenge Porn: Taking Trolls to Court
    An article in a recent issue of The New Yorker features Brooklyn Law School alum Carrie Goldberg, Class of 2007, as a leader in the crusade against non-consensual pornography, also called “revenge porn.” A founder of the Brooklyn…
  • Dec 1

    Library Hours & Study Room Reservations During Exam

    Library Hours & Study Room Reservations During Exam
    Library hours for the reading and exam period, Thursday, December 8th – Thursday, December 22th, are 8:00am – 2:00am. The circulation desk will close at 12:00am every night during this period. On Friday, December 23rd we will be…
  • Nov 15

    Thanksgiving Library Hour

    Thanksgiving Library Hour
    The BLS Library 2016 Thanksgiving Schedule Wednesday 11/23                  9:00 am – 10:00 pm Thursday …
Rank this Week: 143

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    Driving with a Suspended License, the Pill Bottle and the Facebook Profile

    Driving with a Suspended License, the Pill Bottle and the Facebook Profile
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas: U.S. v. Cooks, 2016 WL 6948065 (2016). The District Court Judge begins by explaining thatDefendant Gary Cooks was pulled over for driving with a suspended…
  • Nov 30

    Armed Robbery, the Text Message and the Cell Phone

    Armed Robbery, the Text Message and the Cell Phone
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeals of Ohio – Fifth District:  State v. Hidey, 2016 WL 5885507 (2016). The court begins by explaining that “[a]ppellant the State of Ohio appeals a judgment of the…
  • Nov 28

    The “Romantic Relationship,” the AOL Email Account and the Facebook Account

    The “Romantic Relationship,” the AOL Email Account and the Facebook Account
    This post examines an opinion the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued last summer in a civil suit:  Sewell v. Bernardin, 795 F.3d 337 (2015).  The court begins by explaining that [i]n order to resolve this appeal, we…
Rank this Week: 283

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

Covers CEPA/whistleblower, ERISA, non-compete agreements, sexual harassment, Title VII, USERRA and workers compensation. By Steinberg Law Offices.

http://employment.lawfirmnewjersey.com/
  • Dec 2

    Unemployment Theft Punished by 7 Year

    Unemployment Theft Punished by 7 Year
    The question: how did she get away with it for so long?  The woman in question used 24 false identities to collect $345,000 in fraudulent unemployment benefits.  Story here. It seems like crime paid in this case, at least for a…
  • Nov 28

    And Exactly How . . . .?

    And Exactly How . . . .?
    A trial judge once told me, with some frustration, that appellate judges (not on the NJ Supreme Court, I hasten to add) sometimes do not appreciate the practical difficulties with which their rulings present the trial courts that must…
  • Oct 28

    A Sampler of Federal Employment Law Development

    A Sampler of Federal Employment Law Development
    As we have pointed out before, New Jersey's employment laws are structured in a way that makes it desirable, nearly all of the time, for plaintiffs to file their cases in state court under state law. In that way we differ from many other…
Rank this Week: 313

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Dec 2

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Service by Mail Under the Hague Convention: Water Splash v. Menon

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Service by Mail Under the Hague Convention: Water Splash v. Menon
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon. Here is the question presented: In 1965, the member states of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, including the United States, adopted a treaty…
  • Dec 1

    December 1, 2016: FRCP Amendments Now In Effect

    December 1, 2016: FRCP Amendments Now In Effect
    Back in April the U.S. Supreme Court adopted amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 4, 6 ,and 82. Today is the effective date of those amendments. More details on the amendments are here.
  • Nov 30

    SCOTUS Decision on Issue Preclusion

    SCOTUS Decision on Issue Preclusion
    Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Bravo-Fernandez v. United States. It’s the Court’s first merits decision of the new Term, and it deals with the issue-preclusion component of the Double Jeopardy Clause. Here…
Rank this Week: 311

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

Covers legal news. From the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Dec 2

    Venezuela suspended from South American trade bloc over rights violation

    Venezuela suspended from South American trade bloc over rights violation
    [JURIST] South American trade bloc Mercosur [official website, in Spanish] on Friday notified Venezuela that the country will be suspended in light of its membership requirement violations. Leading member countries Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay…
  • Dec 2

    US Senate unanimously approves Iran sanction

    US Senate unanimously approves Iran sanction
    The US Senate [official website] voted unanimously on Thursday to pass the Iran Sanctions Act [text, PDF], which would extend economic sanctions against companies doing business with Iran for 10 more years. Originally approved in 1996, the…
  • Dec 2

    Bosnia prosecutor charges officials with war crime

    Bosnia prosecutor charges officials with war crime
    The prosecutor for the Special Department for War Crimes [official website] on Friday indicted [press release, in Bosnian] six former officials in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) for crimes against humanity committed during the Bosnian War. The…
Rank this Week: 13

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Dec 2

    Blog Post: Mass. AG Says Court Can't Order Exxon Depo

    Blog Post: Mass. AG Says Court Can't Order Exxon Depo
    Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on Thursday asked a Texas judge to vacate his orders that she give a deposition and present evidence she wasn’t biased in launching an investigation into Exxon Mobil Corp.’s knowledge of…
  • Dec 2

    Blog Post: House Passes $619B Defense Spending, Reform Bill

    Blog Post: House Passes $619B Defense Spending, Reform Bill
    The U.S. House of Representatives passed the combined version of the National Defense Authorization Act on Friday, the $619 billion annual spending and reform package for the armed forces, after agreements with the Senate dropped many of the…
  • Dec 2

    Blog Post: Energy Policy In The Trump Era: Part 2

    Blog Post: Energy Policy In The Trump Era: Part 2
    President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to drastically change the federal government’s role and policies in relation to energy, the environment and climate change. In the second of a two-part series, Christopher Carr and Robert…
Rank this Week: 212

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

Features news and Information for and about organizational ombuds. By Tom Kosakowski.

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    Job Posting: National Institutes of Health

    Job Posting: National Institutes of Health
    The NIH Office of the Ombudsman is seeking experienced applicants for an Associate Ombuds job. The position, "will provide the NIH community with confidential and informal assistance in resolving work-related conflicts, disputes and…
  • Dec 2

    National Park Service Appoints Experienced Ombuds to Open New Office

    National Park Service Appoints Experienced Ombuds to Open New Office
    According to a new view posted this week, the National Park Service has appointed Scott Deyo and Segal Shoham to establish an Ombuds program for staff. Deyo will be stationed in Washington, DC and Shoham in California.Deyo is the former for…
  • Dec 2

    Robert Herschler: Former UC Riverside Ombud

    Robert Herschler: Former UC Riverside Ombud
    Robert Herschler, who served as the University Ombudsman at UCR in the late 1960's passed in November. A long-time fixture on the campus, Herschler served as the Registrar for three decades, ans also took on duties as director of admissions,…
Rank this Week: 558

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 30

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers battery, drug crimes, firearm offenses and DWI. By Kathleen M. McCarthy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Deadly New Opioid Drug Carfentanil 100 Times More Potent Than Fentanyl

    Deadly New Opioid Drug Carfentanil 100 Times More Potent Than Fentanyl
    Opioid Drug In recent years there has been an immense effort to combat the availability of an opioid drug, such as fentanyl, in Massachusetts, which was brought about by an increased rate of opioid-induced death. Fentanyl, a Class B…
  • Nov 3

    Breaking and Entering to Paint a Dog?

    Breaking and Entering to Paint a Dog?
    In a rather interesting news report in the Cape Cod Times, a young man is accused of breaking into a home located in Martha’s Vineyard where he allegedly painted the resident’s dog with purple paint and stole some items from the…
  • Oct 17

    Woman Thought to Be Kidnapped From Assisted Living Facility Drops Charge

    Woman Thought to Be Kidnapped From Assisted Living Facility Drops Charge
    Kidnapped Back in May of this year, it was suspected that a 62-year-old woman was kidnapped from her assisted living facility in Newton. The woman, identified as June Doe, a pseudonym, went missing in the middle of the afternoon after living…
Rank this Week: 443

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    NASAA defends extraterritorial application of Kansas Blue Sky law

    NASAA defends extraterritorial application of Kansas Blue Sky law
    By John M. Jascob, J.D., LL.M.NASAA has urged a state appellate court to reverse a lower court ruling that Kansas lacked territorial jurisdiction over offers of securities made in California by a Kansas-based issuer. In an amicus brief filed…
  • Dec 1

    Petition asks if contracts can be false statements under the SOX anti-shredding provision

    Petition asks if contracts can be false statements under the SOX anti-shredding provision
    By Rodney F. Tonkovic, J.D.A petition for certiorari has been filed asking the Supreme Court to consider whether contracts can constitute false statements for the purposes of federal criminal law. The government charged a former governor of…
  • Nov 30

    EC unveils orderly resolution proposal for central counterpartie

    EC unveils orderly resolution proposal for central counterpartie
    By Mark S. Nelson, J.D.The European Commission proposed rules that would allow for the recovery or resolution of central counterparties. CCPs already face regulation under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation, but those rules do not…
Rank this Week: 872

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Covers sex crime laws and cases. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • Dec 2

    Detroit Police Sued by Teens Arrested for Allegedly Interfering in Prostitution Sting

    Detroit Police Sued by Teens Arrested for Allegedly Interfering in Prostitution Sting
    Recently it was revealed that two 17-year-olds and an 18-year-old were arrested after Detroit police claim the teens were interfering in a prostitution sting.  The teens are now filing suit against police, saying they were mistreated…
  • Oct 14

    5 Common Myths About Sexual Assault & Violence

    5 Common Myths About Sexual Assault & Violence
    There are dozens of myths and misconceptions surrounding sexual assault and violence, but what are the facts? While there are countless people who are innocent sitting behind bars today for crimes they did not commit in every state in the…
  • Sep 19

    19-year-old Accused of ‘Sexting’ with 12-year-old

    19-year-old Accused of ‘Sexting’ with 12-year-old
    Recently, 19-year-old Brendan Baia, a former student at Central Michigan University, was accused of ‘sexting’ with a 12-year-old girl. According to reports, Baia and the girl had been exchanging messages and photos via their cell…
Rank this Week: 384

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Broker Investigation: Victor Lambert

    Broker Investigation: Victor Lambert
    Our investment attorneys are investigating customer complaints filed with The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against financial advisor Victor Lambert (Lambert) currently not registered with any firm, alleging unsuitable…
  • Dec 2

    Broker Vincent Sturm Discharged Over Allegations of Soliciting Loan

    Broker Vincent Sturm Discharged Over Allegations of Soliciting Loan
    Our firm is investigating claims made by VisionPoint Advisory Group, LLC and LPL Financial LLC (LPL) against broker Vincent Sturm (Sturm).  According to the two firms Sturm was discharged in August 2016 after allegation were made that…
  • Nov 30

    Broker Raymond Harrison Has Complaints Over Non-Traded REIT

    Broker Raymond Harrison Has Complaints Over Non-Traded REIT
    Our investment attorneys are investigating customer complaints filed with The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against Raymond Harrison (Harrison) currently associated with Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. (Cambridge)…
Rank this Week: 457

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: 587

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/
  • Dec 2

    Pedagogy and the Election

    Pedagogy and the Election
    With my last post this election cycle, I wanted to do two things: first, to say thank you to Howard for the invitation and to my fellow contributors for their insights; and, second, to describe one important step that my colleagues at the…
  • Dec 2

    Facebook’s Fake News Crisis and Social Media Echo Chamber

    Facebook’s Fake News Crisis and Social Media Echo Chamber
    This week I wrapped up my Torts course with a discussion of products liability and the McDonald’s hot coffee case. We watched this clip, which noted that Stella Liebeck’s case became one of the most misreported tort stories of all time:…
  • Dec 1

    The academic calendar and law review submission

    The academic calendar and law review submission
    Excited to be back at Prawfsblawg again for another month, musing mostly about youth and the law and law enforcement surveillance. Thank you to Howard for making it possible. I'll start things off with an observation about the upcoming winter…
Rank this Week: 90