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Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jan 30

    ICTY upholds Genocide Convictions in Srebrenica Case

    ICTY upholds Genocide Convictions in Srebrenica Case
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin Today, the ICTY Appeals Chamber affirmed genocide convictions in the Srebrenica case, Prosecutor v. Popović et al. The full Appeals Chamber judgment is here.  The PDF document…
  • Jan 30

    An Intersubjective Treaty Power

    An Intersubjective Treaty Power
    by Duncan Hollis by Duncan Hollis Ian Henderson may be mad at me.  He asked for fewer posts on foreign relations.  But he also asked for more posts on treaties.  I have a new paper up that tackles both topics — An…
  • Jan 29

    Hostages and Human Dignity

    Hostages and Human Dignity
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin News reports indicate that Jordan is engaged in frantic negotiations with the Islamic State (ISIS) over a proposed hostage swap. Jordan is apparently willing to turn over a prisoner, would-be…
Rank this Week: 166

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Covers investment scams, broker fraud and broker negligence. By Rex Securities Law.

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
  • Jan 30

    Adam Jensen, State Farm Broker, Sanctioned by FINRA

    Adam Jensen, State Farm Broker, Sanctioned by FINRA
    January 30, 2015- Adam B. Jensen  entered into a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent  (AWC) with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to resolve allegations that he submitted 41 automobile…
  • Jan 30

    Former Sandlapper Securities Broker Fitzhugh Duggan Sanctioned by FINRA

    Former Sandlapper Securities Broker Fitzhugh Duggan Sanctioned by FINRA
    January 20, 2015- Fitzhugh L. Duggan III  entered into a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent  (AWC) with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to resolve allegations that between May 2012-September…
  • Jan 30

    Donald Babb & Ralph Ruth of Brevard County Sentenced on Ponzi Scheme

    Donald Babb & Ralph Ruth of Brevard County Sentenced on Ponzi Scheme
    January 30, 2014-Brevard County, FL Donald Babb, 58, of Merritt Island, and Ralph Ruth, 61, of Melbourne, were each sentenced to 121 in federal prison after pleading guilty to an $18 million fraud scheme involving their companies Southeast…
Rank this Week: 297

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jan 30

    How tort and shareholder litigation impedes medical innovation by biotech startup

    How tort and shareholder litigation impedes medical innovation by biotech startup
    Standish Fleming makes the case. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jan 30

    Will DuPont be hedge fund activism's Waterloo?

    Will DuPont be hedge fund activism's Waterloo?
    There was a very interesting post at Dealbook a couple of days ago, in which the estimable Steven Davidoff Solomon argues that: Shareholder activism is in full roar as hedge funds prowl and companies... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Jan 30

    The Continuing Critique of "The Long-Term Effects of Hedge Fund Activism"

    The Continuing Critique of "The Long-Term Effects of Hedge Fund Activism"
    Yvan Allaire and Francois Dauphin are back with another critique of Bebchuk et al.'s claims about the merits of hedge fund activism: Bebchuk et al. have produced a new version of their paper The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 177

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Condorcet’s “inner resolve”

    Condorcet’s “inner resolve”
    “High priority for the regime was Condorcet’s liquidation. Sentenced to death as an outlaw on 2 October 1793, he asked his wife to divorce him to protect her and save his assets for their daughter. Despite repeated searchers, he…
  • Jan 25

    Jacob Lawrence & the Book of Genesi

    Jacob Lawrence & the Book of Genesi
    Some readers of Ratio Juris might enjoy this post by yours truly over at Religious Left Law: Jacob Lawrence: Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis (1989).
  • Jan 21

    Proper Dining Etiquette

    Proper Dining Etiquette
    I’m reading Kimberley Brownlee’s Conscience and Conviction: The Case for Civil Disobedience (Oxford University Press, 2012) by way of taking a brief break from Jonathan Israel (!) and so as to say some halfway intelligent or…
Rank this Week: 951

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 34

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: 254

ACSBlog

ACSBlog

Covers progressive law and policy issues, with a focus on constitutional issues. From the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog
  • Jan 30

    The Onslaught of State Abortion Restrictions Falls Hardest on Those Least Able to Access Care

    The Onslaught of State Abortion Restrictions Falls Hardest on Those Least Able to Access Care
    by Kelli Garcia, Senior Counsel, National Women's Law CenterBetween 2011 and 2013, politicians in 30 states enacted 205 abortion restrictions, ranging from outright and unconstitutional abortion bans to laws intended to make it impossible for…
  • Jan 30

    Five Years Later: Citizens United Recap & Resource

    Five Years Later: Citizens United Recap & Resource
    by Nanya Springer Five years after the Supreme Court in Citizens United struck down restrictions on corporate spending in elections, the American political landscape has become one where influence can be bought and the voices of…
  • Jan 30

    LegalEyes for January 30, 2015

    LegalEyes for January 30, 2015
    by Caroline CoxIn the Huffington Post, Jonathan Cohn writes about a letter from Ben Nelson that lawmakers are using to defend the language of the ACA on state exchanges and tax credits. Vivian Ho reports for SF Gate on the arrest of a…
Rank this Week: 638

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
  • Jan 30

    Chevron Cutting Back Spending on Proposed Kitimat LNG Terminal Due to Low Oil Price

    Chevron Cutting Back Spending on Proposed Kitimat LNG Terminal Due to Low Oil Price
    The Financial Post reports that due to lower crude oil prices, Chevron Corporation intends to cut spending on its proposed Kitimat LNG export terminal in British Columbia, and will cut spending on its LNG projects worldwide by 20% this year…
  • Jan 30

    NEB Approves Woodside Energy LNG Export License

    NEB Approves Woodside Energy LNG Export License
    The Canadian National Energy Board (NEB), which monitors Canada’s gas supply and demand, determined the quantity of gas to be exported by Woodside Energy Pty Ltd. (Woodside) is surplus to Canadian needs and approved Woodside’s…
  • Jan 30

    Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Bill to Expedite U.S. LNG Export

    Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Bill to Expedite U.S. LNG Export
    Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a hearing on S. 33, the LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act, which among other things, directs the Secretary of Energy, for proposals that must also obtain…
Rank this Week: 62

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Jan 30

    CPLR §§ 321 land 3212 and Article 51

    CPLR §§ 321 land 3212 and Article 51
    Conversely, even where there is ample proof of a plaintiff's injury, certain factors may nonetheless override a plaintiff's objective medical proof of limitations and permit dismissal of a plaintiff's complaint. Specifically, additional…
  • Jan 27

    CPLR §§ 321 land 3212 and Article 51

    CPLR §§ 321 land 3212 and Article 51
    A New York Personal Injury Lawyer said that, defendants move, pursuant to CPLR §§ 321 land 3212 and Article 51 of the Insurance Law of the State of New York, for an order granting summary judgment to defendants on the ground that…
  • Jan 25

    Officer DS's memo book were marked for identification

    Officer DS's memo book were marked for identification
    The fact that a common carrier is operated by a governmental entity does not mean it has a lesser responsibility toward the public than one which is under private ownership. In that connection, there is simply no legal basis for imposing the…
Rank this Week: 752

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
  • Jan 30

    The DEA’s "Cold Consent" Encounters: Definitely Cold, Not So Consensual

    The DEA’s "Cold Consent" Encounters: Definitely Cold, Not So Consensual
    When law enforcement officers stop and question people for no particular reason, or in the case of the Drug Enforcement Administration, based on a vague perception that a person exhibits "characteristics indicative of drug trafficking," is it…
  • Jan 30

    For Some Families Fleeing Violence, a Shot at a Fair Shake

    For Some Families Fleeing Violence, a Shot at a Fair Shake
    When I met Milagro* and her two toddlers just a few months ago, they were locked up in a makeshift federal detention facility in the desert of Artesia, New Mexico, awaiting imminent deportation to Honduras – a near certain death…
  • Jan 29

    What Should We Think About Big Data That Aims to Help People?

    What Should We Think About Big Data That Aims to Help People?
    A data analytics company collects a variety of information about individuals in New York City, including demographic data, court records, employment status, education level, age, and any history of interaction with the foster care system or…
Rank this Week: 61

Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

Covers various topics that arise in the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation. By James M. Beck and Mark Herrmann.

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Breaking News – Phoenix, We Have A Problem

    Breaking News – Phoenix, We Have A Problem
    We’ve just learned that an Arizona appellate court has held, in effect, that the learned intermediary rule can’t apply in direct to consumer cases because it – get this – it supposedly violates the Uniform Contribution…
  • Jan 30

    Not The End Of Weeks But A Start

    Not The End Of Weeks But A Start
                It feels like we have been talking about Weeksfor years.  Two slightly different versions of the same decision have allowed the “innovator liability” theory…
  • Jan 29

    Opt-out Out of Court: Northern District of West Virginia Dispatches Lexapro Warnings Case

    Opt-out Out of Court: Northern District of West Virginia Dispatches Lexapro Warnings Case
    We are pleased to have left the bullpen and joined the starting rotation of contributors to this blog.  We will strive for the relevance and style our colleagues’ posts consistently display.  We adopted a Drug and Device…
Rank this Week: 579

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/
  • Jan 30

    Jackson v. AEG Live (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 30, 2015)

    Jackson v. AEG Live (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 30, 2015)
    Fittingly, the published opinions for January end with what's likely the highest-value appeal of the month (and perhaps the year):  Katherine Jackson's appeal seeking to hold AEG Live accountable for Michael Jackson's death.The…
  • Jan 30

    Wright v. State of California (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 30, 2015)

    Wright v. State of California (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 30, 2015)
    There are actually people (e.g., guards) who voluntarily elect to pay market rates to live on the grounds of San Quentin prison?!Interesting lifestyle choice.I bet it makes for a fascinating conversation if you ever meet someone in a bar and…
  • Jan 29

    People v. Ramirez (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 28, 2015)

    People v. Ramirez (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 28, 2015)
    There's the old saying that you shouldn't bring a knife to a gunfight.  But what about a fistfight?  It's obvious you should bring your fists.  But what about a gun?  Just in case?What about if it's definitely going to be…
Rank this Week: 164

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 109

Art Law

Art Law

Covers recent developments in art litigation and art finance. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://artlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 30

    Fate Of The Treasured “Cranachs” Continues – Part 2 And The Act Of State Doctrine

    Fate Of The Treasured “Cranachs” Continues – Part 2 And The Act Of State Doctrine
    As noted in the below post, last week the Supreme Court of the United States (“SCOTUS”) declined to hear an art provenance case, Norton Simon Museum of Art at Pasadena et al. v. Marei Von Saher, which has a rather long history as…
  • Jan 30

    California Museum Denied Cert by SCOTUS on Dispute over Looted Art

    California Museum Denied Cert by SCOTUS on Dispute over Looted Art
    As a result of the Supreme Court’s decision to deny cert on The Norton Simon Museum’s appeal, Marei Von Saher, descendant of Jewish relatives who fled Holland during the Holocaust, will get another day in court on claims involving…
  • Jan 29

    Davos Debate: Growth of the International Art Market

    Davos Debate: Growth of the International Art Market
    Last week, the Financial Times and Julius Baer hosted a debate in Davos, where writers, economists, art show producers, and collectors discussed the significant growth of the international art market, and recognized the $70 billion a year…
Rank this Week: 725

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Jan 30

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para segunda-feira (02)

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para segunda-feira (02)
    Revista Justiça No quadro “Direito Civil”, o tema é direitos e deveres em casos de usufruto. O ouvinte também vai conhecer a campanha lançada pelo Tribunal de Justiça do Mato Grosso do Sul "Neste…
  • Jan 30

    Ministro Celso de Mello divulga voto em RE que discutiu antecedentes criminai

    Ministro Celso de Mello divulga voto em RE que discutiu antecedentes criminai
    Leia a íntegra do voto do ministro Celso de Mello no julgamento do Recurso Extraordinário (RE) 591054, com repercussão geral reconhecida, que firmou a tese de que a existência de inquéritos policiais ou de…
  • Jan 30

    Confira os destaques da TV Justiça para o fim de semana

    Confira os destaques da TV Justiça para o fim de semana
    Sexta-feira, 30/01 20h – Grandes Julgamentos do STF Cobrança de tributos às cooperativas está em pauta no Grandes Julgamentos. O assunto chegou ao Supremo Tribunal Federal com o questionamento da União sobre…
Rank this Week: 214

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Jan 30

    Times Dealbook Piece on St. John's Arbitration Study

    Times Dealbook Piece on St. John's Arbitration Study
    Here.
  • Jan 30

    ACLU challenges modern-day debtors' prison practice in Georgia

    ACLU challenges modern-day debtors' prison practice in Georgia
    We blogged last year about courts that send people to jail for their inability to pay their court debts. Yesterday the ACLU sued DeKalb County, Ga., over this unconstitutional practice, undertaken in partnership with a private debt collection…
  • Jan 30

    Recent work of DOJ's Consumer Protection Branch

    Recent work of DOJ's Consumer Protection Branch
    Here are recent announcements relating to the work of the Department of Justice's Consumer Protection Branch: January 27, 2015 Peruvian Man Sentenced for Defrauding and Extorting Spanish-Speaking U.S. Residents through Fraudulent Call Centers…
Rank this Week: 183

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

Covers campaign finance, lobbying, procurement and ethics laws. By State and Federal Communications, Inc.

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
Rank this Week: 491

Brownn Family Law

Brownn Family Law

Feature information and updates on Minnesota divorce and family law issues. By Brown Law Offices, PA.

http://www.mnfamilylawblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    Parenting Time in Minnesota: Legislative Changes Make Equal Time Easier

    Parenting Time in Minnesota: Legislative Changes Make Equal Time Easier
    Equal access schedules with children have become easier to achieve, following amendments to Minnesota’s parenting time modification statute. Pursuant to caselaw, a parent who sought to achieve a 50/50 parenting time schedule, following…
  • Jan 4

    Methods For Resolving Spousal Maintenance Claims In Minnesota

    Methods For Resolving Spousal Maintenance Claims In Minnesota
    Spousal maintenance (often referred to as “alimony”) involves one party to a divorce paying the other to assist them with routine household expenses following the dissolution of the marriage. The law in this area is extremely…
  • Dec 18

    Common Minnesota Child Support Question

    Common Minnesota Child Support Question
    Of the issues involved in a divorce in Minnesota, child support is generally recognized as the simplest to resolve. That does not mean, however, that the determination of basic support, medical support and daycare support is necessarily easy…
Rank this Week: 938

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

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

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

    5 Easy Ways to Grow Your Email Marketing List

    5 Easy Ways to Grow Your Email Marketing List
    With all the options available to you today to market your law firm, one of the cheapest and most effective is email marketing.  However, if you don’t have a great list of clients and prospects to send those emails to,…
  • Jan 29

    Arguments for Automating Your Email Marketing

    Arguments for Automating Your Email Marketing
    I love to travel, especially on those rare occasions where it is just me and my wife and a week of downtime in front of us.  I sometimes find myself perusing the Getaways section of Groupon’s website to see if there are any sales…
  • Jan 28

    How to Define Your Social Media Strategy

    How to Define Your Social Media Strategy
    When developing a strategy for social media marketing, you need to give serious thought to the 5 “W’s” and the “H”: Who is your target market What you want to accomplish Where you will be participating (Facebook,…
Rank this Week: 265

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Jan 30

    Reminder: LEA CFP

    Reminder: LEA CFP
    Remember, February 1 is the deadline for submitting a proposal to the Law and Entrepreneurship Association. Details follow: March 21,...
  • Jan 30

    The Causation Link Between Securitization and Fraud, Used Car Edition

    The Causation Link Between Securitization and Fraud, Used Car Edition
    When I practiced in the mid-1990s, I occasionally worked on projects we called "asset securitizations." We didn't talk about it...
  • Jan 30

    The "Successful" Shake Shack IPO

    The "Successful" Shake Shack IPO
    I've never been to a Shake Shack. I believe this fast casual restaurant operates in other parts of the U.S....
Rank this Week: 149

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

Reviews recent cases involving non-competition agreements and related claims. By Kenneth J. Vanko.

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Jan 30

    No-Hire Provisions Are, For Some Reason, Drafting Nightmare

    No-Hire Provisions Are, For Some Reason, Drafting Nightmare
    In the course of reviewing, say 5,000 restrictive covenants (the job can be a wee bit tedious at times), one drafting problem continually amazes me.Restrictions imposed on employees from hiring away fellow employees appear to vex and confound…
  • Jan 23

    New Legislation and a Sentencing for Trade Secrets Theft

    New Legislation and a Sentencing for Trade Secrets Theft
    The new year always means a spate of legislative activity. Proposed new laws related to trade secrets misappropriation and non-compete agreements do not generate many headlines, but they are fairly common. Two states in particular are…
  • Jan 16

    Non-Compete Disputes and the Mootness Rule on Appeal

    Non-Compete Disputes and the Mootness Rule on Appeal
    One of the reasons non-compete cases generate a lot of appeals is that the law is tense. By that, I mean that non-compete cases present a unique tension between freedom of contract and freedom to compete. And because public policy underlies…
Rank this Week: 277

Customs Law

Customs Law

Covers American customs law and international trade law. By Lawrence Friedman.

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Ruling of the Week 215.4: CBP as Fashion Snob

    Ruling of the Week 215.4: CBP as Fashion Snob
    Men's ties are an odd thing. They are completely useless in terms of functionality, unless the function is collection samples of soup and occasionally operating as a choking hazard. It is high time someone took ties to the proverbial next…
  • Jan 24

    No License, No Brokerage

    No License, No Brokerage
    United States v. Freight Forwarder International, Inc. is another recent decision I can dispose of quickly.Here's the deal. A freight forwarder that employs a licensed customs broker but does not hold a corporate license cannot legally engage…
  • Jan 24

    Welcome to 2015

    Welcome to 2015
    In case I have not already said it, Happy New Year. April of this year will mark the 10th year that I have written every word that appears on this blog. I am glad to have done it and hope it continues to be of value to all of you. At this…
Rank this Week: 599

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
Rank this Week: 241

A Child is Missing

A Child is Missing

Reports on federal Hague Convention child abduction cases By Joel R. Brandes.

http://joelbrandes.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 987

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation and real estate law. By David B. Snyder of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 30

    TX May End Takings By Private Entities For Toll Road

    TX May End Takings By Private Entities For Toll Road
    Texas lawmakers may eliminate a private North Texas company’s ability to use eminent domain to build toll roads.  State Rep. Cindy Burkett, R-Garland, introduced a bill in response Texas Turnpike Corp.’s plans for a rural…
  • Jan 30

    Appraisal Institute and Appraisal Foundation Spat Continue

    Appraisal Institute and Appraisal Foundation Spat Continue
    The Institute has been harshly critical of the Appraisal Foundation.  Most recently, the Appraisal Institute, in a Dec. 12 comment letter, reiterated its concern to the Appraisal Foundation’s Appraisal Practices Board regarding an…
  • Jan 18

    NC Bill Seeks To Limit Eminent Domain Power

    NC Bill Seeks To Limit Eminent Domain Power
    One of the first bills introduced in the newly convened North Carolina State Legislature seeks to limit condemnation powers.  House Bill 3, seeks to amend the North Carolina State Constitution to ban the use of eminent domain for private…
Rank this Week: 923

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jan 30

    Weekly Tax Roundup

    Weekly Tax Roundup
    The Atlantic, Robin Hood in Reverse: State and Local Taxes in the United States Take the Most From Those Who Have the Least, Undermining Efforts to Redress Inequality Blog of the Legal Times, Jack Abramoff Can’t Stop Feds From Seizing Tax…
  • Jan 30

    Corporate Profits Soar, Average Incomes Plummet

    Corporate Profits Soar, Average Incomes Plummet
    Al Jazeera, Economy Grows, Incomes Shrink: Americans Continue to Lose Money While Corporate Profits Soar, by David Cay Johnston (Syracuse): The first data on 2013 incomes show continuing bad news for Americans, my analysis of a new Internal…
  • Jan 30

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup
    Above the Law, Law School Dean Urges Students To Stop Making ‘Wildly Inappropriate’ Sexist Comments About Female Professor Above the Law, Students Allege Women Drugged At Off-Campus Law School Parties American Lawyer, Meet the Law…
Rank this Week: 54

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Jan 30

    Kyrgyzstan considering legislation allowing government to shut down media outlet

    Kyrgyzstan considering legislation allowing government to shut down media outlet
    [JURIST] A spokesperson for the Kyrgyzstan government discussed [RFE/RL report] proposed legislation that would allow the Kyrgyz government to shut down media outlets without requiring a court decision with Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty…
  • Jan 30

    Virginia reaches $520,000 settlement over attorney's fees in same-sex marriage case

    Virginia reaches $520,000 settlement over attorney's fees in same-sex marriage case
    [JURIST] Virginia officials reached a $520,000 settlement [text] Wednesday over attorney’s fees with challengers of the commonwealth’s same-sex marriage ban. The plaintiffs are allowed to seek attorney’s fees because they…
  • Jan 30

    Google to rewrite privacy policy in response to UK pressure

    Google to rewrite privacy policy in response to UK pressure
    [JURIST] A representative of Google signed an agreement [text, PDF] Friday to rewrite the company’s current privacy policy in response to pressure from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) [official website]. The ICO…
Rank this Week: 18

Popehat

Popehat

A Group Complaint about Law, Liberty, and Leisure

http://www.popehat.com
  • Jan 30

    With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility For Chip McGee's Feelz. And For Wombats.

    With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility For Chip McGee's Feelz. And For Wombats.
    Bedford New Hampshire School Superintendent Chip McGee is a sensitive man. Chip McGee is sensitive to his duties as an educator. He's sensitive to the instruction and welfare of his students. He's sensitive to the constitutional limits…
  • Jan 30

    On Seeing John Waterhouse's My Sweet Rose

    On Seeing John Waterhouse's My Sweet Rose
      Contemplate in all detail A scintillating allegory Integrating to avail Alated visions of the story Of a maid's respiratory, Hortatory adoration Of a floral territory: Horticultural elation. Ruminate this painted tale, Instilling…
  • Jan 29

    The Feds Reach A Settlement With Craig Brittain, Revenge Pornster and Extortionist Behind "Is Anybody Down"

    The Feds Reach A Settlement With Craig Brittain, Revenge Pornster and Extortionist Behind "Is Anybody Down"
    Back in 2012 and 2013 I wrote about the saga of Craig Brittain and his revenge porn site "Is Anybody Down." The genesis of that series was Marc Randazza's discovery that the site was posting nude pictures and contact information, and someone…
Rank this Week: 690

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Jan 30

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    A 47-year-old Louisiana man who served nearly two-thirds of his life in prison for a crime that his lawyers say he did not commit has accepted a plea bargain with the local district attorney's office in order to secure his innocence. In 1985,…
  • Jan 29

    Federal Judge Resigns from the National Commission on Forensic Science in Opposition to Department of Justice

    Federal Judge Resigns from the National Commission on Forensic Science in Opposition to Department of Justice
    In a bold protest of a recent decision by the U.S. Department of Justice's to reject recommendations made by a federally appointed panel of the National Commission on Forensic Science formed to address growing concerns around the quality of…
  • Jan 29

    Brooklyn District Attorney Expands Purview of Wrongful Conviction Investigations Unit

    Brooklyn District Attorney Expands Purview of Wrongful Conviction Investigations Unit
    On Wednesday, Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson announced that his office's Conviction Review Unit, which led to the exonerations of 11 people in 2014, has expanded its investigations beyond murder charges. According to the Brooklyn…
Rank this Week: 601

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Trust Fund Loophole - Stepped-up Basi

    Trust Fund Loophole - Stepped-up Basi
    During President Obama's recent state of the union address, he proposed, amongst other tax recommendations, to "close the trust fund loophole." The trust fund loophole he was alluding to is the "stepped-up basis" assets receive when a person…
  • Jan 21

    Litigation involing a Decedent

    Litigation involing a Decedent
    When a person passes away, the law does not automatically grant them immunity from civil litigation. A cause of action survives the decedent's death. For example, assume the decedent prematurely broke a fixed-term lease because he wanted…
  • Jan 16

    Ambiguous Terms in a Trust - Extrinsic Evidence

    Ambiguous Terms in a Trust - Extrinsic Evidence
    Occasionally a person will write a trust with an ambiguous distribution clause. That is, the clause is open to reasonable multiple interpretations. The determination of the rightful beneficiary is obviously paramount because no distribution…
Rank this Week: 914

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 239

The Amateur Law Professor

The Amateur Law Professor

Covers Washington Supreme Court and Washington Court of Appeals decisions, as well as local and national legal news. By Justin Walsh.

http://theamateurlawprofessor.com
  • Jan 30

    #12saquah 12th Man Rally! Check out all the pics!

    #12saquah 12th Man Rally! Check out all the pics!
    In celebration of the Seahawk’s making their second appearance in as many years, the City of Issaquah officially changed its name to 12saquah. Those of you who frequent Issaquah Legal Services web page know that we followed suit as…
  • Jan 29

    Division III: Insanity Defense Failure Only Prejudicial Error of Counsel If It Would’ve Worked

    Division III: Insanity Defense Failure Only Prejudicial Error of Counsel If It Would’ve Worked
    State v. West This is an ineffective assistance case. West here claims that his counsel should have asked the jury to acquit based on insanity. To be fair, in prison, West did exhibit some psychotic peculiarities…well…no, just…
  • Jan 29

    WA Supreme Court: Condemnation of School Trust Land for Power Line Easement A-OK

    WA Supreme Court: Condemnation of School Trust Land for Power Line Easement A-OK
    Public Utility District No. 1 v. State Anytime you see a public utility district in the title, its bound to be a snoozer. Well, I guess not every case can involve interesting facts. So what happened? Whelp, this is a fight between the…
Rank this Week: 789

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

Dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. From Information Today, Inc.

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Jan 30

    Boston library projects land $700,000 from Knight Foundation to teach public about privacy and city data

    Boston library projects land $700,000 from Knight Foundation to teach public about privacy and city data
    “On Friday, The Knight Foundation awarded over $700,000 in grants to two Boston-based organizations that are using libraries to educate the public about digital privacy tools and share information about public data.  One of the…
  • Jan 29

    Effort Makes Texts of Early English Books Available Online

    Effort Makes Texts of Early English Books Available Online
    “A partnership is making the texts of the first printed editions of William Shakespeare, Geoffrey Chaucer, John Milton and other early English books available online. The University of Michigan Library, the University of Oxford’s…
  • Jan 29

    22 ATLA libraries now using OCLC WorldShare Management Service

    22 ATLA libraries now using OCLC WorldShare Management Service
    “Twenty-two member libraries of the American Theological Library Association are now using OCLC WorldShare Management Services as their library management system. WorldShare Management Services (WMS) provide cloud-based library…
Rank this Week: 207

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

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

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News – January 30, 2015

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News – January 30, 2015
    Cordell & Cordell, along with its sponsored sites Dads Divorce and Men’s Divorce, present a news video for the week of January 30, 2015. This week, Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joe Cordell contributed a new…
  • Jan 29

    The Philippines: The Land Of No Divorce (Laws)

    The Philippines: The Land Of No Divorce (Laws)
    Undoubtedly, there are many flaws with the divorce and custody laws in the United States. But clearly there are situations in other parts of the globe that are much worse. Take a look at the Philippines, which aside from Vatican City, is the…
  • Jan 28

    DadsDivorce Live: Cause And Effects Of Parental Alienation

    DadsDivorce Live: Cause And Effects Of Parental Alienation
    Dr. Samantha Rodman is a licensed psychologist in the Greater Washington, D.C., area and author of the upcoming book “How To Talk To Kids About Divorce,” which is scheduled to be released in August 2015. During the course of…
Rank this Week: 153

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

Covers public policy and business issues involving the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Winners Revealed for $30 Million in California Stem Cell Award

    Winners Revealed for $30 Million in California Stem Cell Award
    The California stem cell agency today revealed the identities of the winners of $30 million in awards aimed at removing bottlenecks in stem cell research. The 20 names were added to the news release posted yesterday afternoon on the…
  • Jan 29

    Evaluation of California's Stem Cell CEO Caps Today's Board Meeting

    Evaluation of California's Stem Cell CEO Caps Today's Board Meeting
    Directors of the California stem cell agency have gone into executive session to discuss evaluation of its new president, Randy Mills, who has been on the job since last May. No major additional action is expected from the board. The…
  • Jan 29

    From Fraud Checks to Unspent Funds: California's Proposed Rules for Stem Cell Researcher

    From Fraud Checks to Unspent Funds: California's Proposed Rules for Stem Cell Researcher
    The California stem cell agency today put off adoption of  new rules for the way it will hand out its last $1 billion, speeding the money to researchers and attempting to improve the quality of research proposals. The agency's staff…
Rank this Week: 456

Tycko & Zavareei LLP Blog

Tycko & Zavareei LLP Blog

Covers the False Claims Act, qui tam litigation and whistleblower litigation. By Tycko & Zavareei.

http://www.fraudfighters.net/news/
Rank this Week: 468

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Dastar-barred claim survives both as false advertising and false designation

    Dastar-barred claim survives both as false advertising and false designation
    Advanced Fluid Systems, Inc. v. Huber, 28 F. Supp. 3d 306 (M.D. Pa. 2014) AFS sued Huber for violations of the Lanham Act, the CFAA, the Pennsylvania Uniform Trade Secrets Act, and various common law claims.  AFS designs and…
  • Jan 30

    DC rejects POM's FTC challenge

    DC rejects POM's FTC challenge
    Via the Consumer Law & Policy Blog.  I must digest both lunch and this ruling, but I will definitely have more to say soon.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jan 30

    false advertising claim based on "innovative/unique" survive

    false advertising claim based on "innovative/unique" survive
    Ferris Mfg. Corp. v. Carr, No. 14 C 04663, 2015 WL 279355 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 21, 2015) Ferris sued Roy Carr and Curaline. Ferris makes various wound care products, allegedly award-winning and covered by several patents.  Carr was…
Rank this Week: 124

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

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

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

    Friday Five- Five Thoughts on the Future for Solo and Small Firm Lawyer

    Friday Five- Five Thoughts on the Future for Solo and Small Firm Lawyer
    Attorney@Work gave me the opportunity to share my thoughts today on their regular Friday Five feature. I hope my Five Thoughts on the Future for Solo and Small Firm Lawyers will be useful food for thought for many lawyers. They...
  • Jan 28

    The poetic view of law practice managment

    The poetic view of law practice managment
    So there's this service called Poetweet. Huffington Post profiled it, Poetweet Turns Your Twitter Feed Into A Strange Work Of Art. It analyses your tweets and then turns them into poetry. Since you are not required to provide your login...
  • Jan 23

    New Client Inquiry on Line One

    New Client Inquiry on Line One
    "New Client Inquiry on Line One" is my column for the Oklahoma Bar Journal this month. There’s a lot of discussion about attorney marketing and client development. Many firms now market via some form of social media. But sometimes…
Rank this Week: 800

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Jan 30

    Marriott Can No Longer Block You From Using Your Own Wi-Fi Because That Is Ridiculou

    Marriott Can No Longer Block You From Using Your Own Wi-Fi Because That Is Ridiculou
    It seems that semi-luxurious juggernaut Marriott was not content to charge you exorbitant prices for their wi-fi. They also wanted to make sure you could not use your wi-fi by blocking personal wifi hotspots.
  • Jan 30

    “30 Apps in 30 Minutes” Presentation Material

    “30 Apps in 30 Minutes” Presentation Material
    For the convenience of those in attendance, here are my slides and the list of apps from today's "30 Apps in 30 Minutes" presentation at Minnesota CLE.
  • Jan 30

    Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint Come To Android For Real This Time

    Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint Come To Android For Real This Time
    Where Microsoft’s core Office apps have been free for iOS for a couple months now, Android users have had to cool their heels until yesterday, when Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint finally showed up on the Google Play store. There…
Rank this Week: 370

White Collar Defense and…

White Collar Defense and Compliance

Covers developments in criminal law, federal case law, and statutes. Published by Alan Leibman of Fox Rothschild.

http://whitecollarcrime.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 30

    Third Circuit Opinion Cites Alain Leibman’s Fox WC Blog Entry

    Third Circuit Opinion Cites Alain Leibman’s Fox WC Blog Entry
    Alain Leibman writes: Those of you who follow, or at least sporadically read, this blog know that it attempts to treat in a considered way important issues facing the white collar bar and our clients.  Still, like any blog, it exists…
  • Dec 22

    Alain Leibman And Fox Rothschild Acknowledged For Veterans’ Assistance

    Alain Leibman And Fox Rothschild Acknowledged For Veterans’ Assistance
    Alain Leibman writes: Departing from the usual subjects discussed in this space, I wanted in the spirit of the season to share with our readers an example of lawyers giving back to their larger community.  Three years ago, with the…
  • Dec 8

    Fox Rothschild Obtains Complete Dismissal Of Federal Trade Secret Theft Case

    Fox Rothschild Obtains Complete Dismissal Of Federal Trade Secret Theft Case
    Alain Leibman: On Friday, December 5th, the Department of Justice finally surrendered in a multi-defendant trade secret case being prosecuted in the Southern District of Indiana on behalf of complainant Eli Lilly and Company. (United States…
Rank this Week: 815

Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

Analysis and commentary on trends and developments in life sciences and health care law. By Reed Smith.

http://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com/
  • Jan 30

    As 3D Printing Emerges, Legal Considerations and Challenges Arise

    As 3D Printing Emerges, Legal Considerations and Challenges Arise
    The January 25, 2015 edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette featured an article in which Reed Smith partner Chris Healy commented on the dramatic rise in popularity of 3D printing technology and the legal issues that have come about –…
  • Jan 27

    A Call for Explicit Requirement of Ascertainability in Class Action

    A Call for Explicit Requirement of Ascertainability in Class Action
    Over on the Drug & Device Law blog, Reed Smith partner Jim Beck (aka “Bexis”) makes a case for adding an explicit ascertainability requirement to Fed. R. Civ. P. 23 (Rule 23), presently under examination by the federal…
  • Jan 26

    Life Sciences and Health Care Industries Reap the Benefits of 3-D Printing

    Life Sciences and Health Care Industries Reap the Benefits of 3-D Printing
    This post was written by Colleen Davies and Lisa Baird. The past few years have seen 3-D printing – a process that involves the creation of a three-dimensional object from a pre-conceived design – evolve from a futuristic idea…
Rank this Week: 552

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/
  • Jan 30

    LBJ and the Supreme Court

    LBJ and the Supreme Court
    This is a couple days old, but I will second Gerard Magliocca's recommendation of KC Johnson's post on LBJ's conversations about the nomination of Abe Fortas as Chief Justice; the post includes audio links to excerpts of the Johnson White…
  • Jan 30

    In Defense of Students, OR: Student “Quality,” Student Engagement, Incentives, and the Fundamental Attribution Error

    In Defense of Students, OR: Student “Quality,” Student Engagement, Incentives, and the Fundamental Attribution Error
    This is probably my last non-game theory post, and I haven’t picked any really good fights all month! That clearly won’t do. Jon Hanson, my beloved former torts professor at HLS, has this big project that he calls “situationism,”…
  • Jan 29

    Open Thread: How do we Stop the Madness?

    Open Thread: How do we Stop the Madness?
    By "the madness," I mean this. Opaque "submission seasons" and letterhead biases and footnote fetishes and massively multiple submissions (I kinda want to start an MMORPG called "World of Lawcraft," all about…
Rank this Week: 38

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Jan 30

    Senator Wants More Information on Apple-Linked Listeria Outbreak

    Senator Wants More Information on Apple-Linked Listeria Outbreak
    Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) is pressing the Food and Drug Administration for more information regarding the Listeria outbreak connected to prepackaged caramel apples that sickened 32 people in 11 states and contributed to the deaths of at least…
  • Jan 30

    Pecans Recalled in Georgia for Possible Salmonella Contamination

    Pecans Recalled in Georgia for Possible Salmonella Contamination
    The Stone Mountain Pecan Company in Monroe, GA, is recalling 540 packages of its “Pecanettes” sold in 8-ounce packages because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The products were distributed only in…
  • Jan 29

    New Directive Might Make It Harder to Get FSIS Staff to Speak at Outside Meeting

    New Directive Might Make It Harder to Get FSIS Staff to Speak at Outside Meeting
    Employees of USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) are getting the first changes in 10 years in how they go about getting permission to speak to outside groups — ranging from their kid’s local scout troops to…
Rank this Week: 105

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Jan 30

    The argument for a populist Democratic Party: Not the Obama Coalition

    The argument for a populist Democratic Party: Not the Obama Coalition
    Neither of these women hinder or help the Emerging Democratic Majority. Egberto Willes in arguing that the "Obama Coalition" is not truly a Democratic coalition, wrote: President Obama won the presidency twice. Each time he won he did so…
  • Jan 30

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    Another busy day. Our last open thread is full, here's another one, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jan 30

    Canada Set to Approve More Surveillance Authority

    Canada Set to Approve More Surveillance Authority
    Canada is unwisely following in the footsteps of the United States and about to pass legislation increasing surveillance authority for intelligence purposes in the name of the War on Terror. Under the new law, which will be presented…
Rank this Week: 3

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

Covers compliance, employment and industry intelligence for investment professionals and investment, planning and regulatory intelligence for investors. By James J. Eccleston.

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Jan 30

    Investors Continue to Avoid High-Yield Bonds Despite New Cash Infusion

    Investors Continue to Avoid High-Yield Bonds Despite New Cash Infusion
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices:The European Central Bank announced a new $1.1 trillion euro bond-buying program last week. The goal of the new program was to push investors back into the market to buy risky corporate…
  • Jan 29

    CFP Board Changes CFP Exam Requirement

    CFP Board Changes CFP Exam Requirement
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: The CFP Board has approved two changes to the process of attaining the initial CFP designation. First, candidates who want to take the CFP exams no longer…
  • Jan 28

    Former Texas Financial Planner Facing Charges in $8 million Ponzi Scheme

    Former Texas Financial Planner Facing Charges in $8 million Ponzi Scheme
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: Charles D. Jones, a former financial adviser from Texas, was charged with stealing at least $8 million from his clients in a Ponzi-typeinvestment…
Rank this Week: 165