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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: 49

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Jul 21

    Higher education roundup

    Higher education roundup
    Claw back money spent on unhelpful college tuition after bankruptcy? Not if Connecticut has anything to say about it [The American Interest] Incoming civil rights/Title IX enforcement officials tell university lawyers they plan to take less…
  • Jul 20

    Barton and Bibas, Rebooting Justice

    Barton and Bibas, Rebooting Justice
    In the mail, and on sale soon from Encounter Books: Rebooting Justice: More Technology, Fewer Lawyers, and the Future of Law by Benjamin Barton (University of Tennessee) and Stephanos Bibas (Penn). Publisher’s summary: America is a…
  • Jul 20

    Supreme Court could revisit forced advocacy dues for public worker

    Supreme Court could revisit forced advocacy dues for public worker
    A 1977 Supreme Court decision, Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, upheld the constitutionality of forcing public employees to fund (through union dues) advocacy they might not like. More recently the Court has questioned the reasoning of…
Rank this Week: 51

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
Rank this Week: 46

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Jul 20

    Call for Papers: Municipalities and Privacy Protection

    Call for Papers: Municipalities and Privacy Protection
    Seton Hall Law School’s Institute for Privacy Protection is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for its conference “New and Nontraditional Actors in Privacy and Social Media Regulation,” which will be held on Friday,…
  • Jul 18

    The Vermont Ratification Convention

    The Vermont Ratification Convention
    Here’s something that I didn’t know until yesterday: Vermont held a convention to ratify the Constitution. Vermont was an independent country (in other words, it was not part of the Union under the Articles of Confederation). In…
  • Jul 17

    Who Would Be the Senate Majority Leader?

    Who Would Be the Senate Majority Leader?
    I’m working on the galley proofs of my Bill of Rights book–the last stage before publication. This puts me in the mood to daydream about far-fetched legal scenarios. Suppose the Senate is divided equally between the parties. Under…
Rank this Week: 48

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Jul 12

    The Ethics of Peer Review

    The Ethics of Peer Review
    [cross-posted from The Faculty Lounge] The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) was established in the UK by academic journal editors, and it now has members around the world. Among other activities, COPE publishes an extensive set of…
  • Jul 3

    Questions about Prof. Michael Sharpe's "St Cross Special Ethics Seminar" at Oxford University

    Questions about Prof. Michael Sharpe's "St Cross Special Ethics Seminar" at Oxford University
    I have a guest post today at the Virology Blog about Dr. Michael Sharpe's recent presentation on ethics, ME/CFS, and "the future of science," which I have copied in full below: On 1 June 2017, Professor Michael Sharpe presented the...
  • Jun 26

    Revisiting Sally Yates' decision

    Revisiting Sally Yates' decision
    Today's ruling from the SCOTUS upholding large portions of President Trump's executive order 9-0 gives us grounds to revisit the earlier decision by then Acting Attorney General Sally Yates to order DOJ personnel not to defend any portion of…
Rank this Week: 47

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Covers prisoners' rights and criminal justice in the United Kingdom. By former prisoner John Hirst Hull.

http://prisonersvoice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Call For Support

    Call For Support
    Thursday, July 1, 2010Call For SupportThe Association of Prisoners is this generation’s attempt to give prisoners the voice we have long attempted to have heard.Many other groups and organisations exist which play a role in attempting to…
  • Jul 1

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch
    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign LaunchBy Ben GunnWednesday, June 30, 2010We all know that dealing with PSHQ is task for the unwitting and dim-witted. They are a slippery bunch at the best of times. But PSHQ has been causing the…
  • Feb 21

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote
    Association of PrisonersContact: John Hirst FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETel: (01482) 341281 or 07766964583Email: john.hirst@myhaven.karoo.co.ukGovernment in U Turn on prisoners’ votesJack Straw…
Rank this Week: 50

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Jul 21

    One dead, 46 sick in Salmonella outbreak traced to papaya

    One dead, 46 sick in Salmonella outbreak traced to papaya
    Federal officials have joined Maryland’s Health Department in a warning against eating yellow Maradol papayas because of Salmonella contamination, reporting one person has died and at least 46 others are sick in an ongoing outbreak that…
  • Jul 20

    Lab confirms norovirus in Chipotle customer; at least 60 sick

    Lab confirms norovirus in Chipotle customer; at least 60 sick
    An announcement by local health officials that they have identified at least 60 people who became sick after eating at a Chipotle Mexican Grill location in Virginia this past weekend combined with a viral video of rodents in a Dallas location…
  • Jul 20

    Steer clear of fair foibles — pun intended; pigs problematic, too

    Steer clear of fair foibles — pun intended; pigs problematic, too
    It’s fair season, and a new crop of parents is taking excited youngsters to county and state fairs across the country so they can see the farm animals. Not only see them, but pet them as well. Maybe even kiss them. Stop right there,…
Rank this Week: 52

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
  • Jul 21

    Why I Help Escort Women to the Doors of Kentucky’s Last Abortion Clinic

    Why I Help Escort Women to the Doors of Kentucky’s Last Abortion Clinic
    A clinic escort discusses her work and how she's preparing for a week of large anti-abortion protests at her clinic. Beginning this weekend, the anti-abortion group Operation Save America will descend on Louisville, Kentucky, in an attempt to…
  • Jul 21

    Remembering Norman Dorsen

    Remembering Norman Dorsen
    Dorsen was a civil liberties hero who guided the ACLU through one of its most challenging times. On July 1, 2017, former ACLU President Norman Dorsen died due to complications from a stroke. Susan Herman, current president of the ACLU and a…
  • Jul 21

    North Carolina’s Rewrite of HB2 Is Nothing More Than a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

    North Carolina’s Rewrite of HB2 Is Nothing More Than a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
    HB 142 still enshrines discrimination against trans people into state law. When North Carolina lawmakers in March passed a fake "repeal" of House Bill 2, the state’s sweeping anti-LGBT law, we promised we would continue our fight for…
Rank this Week: 53

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • Jul 21

    Read Issue #135 of Our Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter

    Read Issue #135 of Our Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter
    Check out our latest issue (issue #135) of our exclusive bankruptcy & restructuring newsletter, which was just released today. You can find it and sign up to receive future issues directly by email by visiting:…
  • Jul 21

    News Headlines for Jul 21, 2017

    News Headlines for Jul 21, 2017
    The fate of Lake Tahoe’s Cal Neva is still being determined ,Could Supreme Court Case on Debt Recharacterization Provide a Pathway Out of the Stern v. Marshall Maze? | Kelley Drye & Warren LLP – JDSupra ,The Decline of…
  • Jul 21

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Jul 21, 2017

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Jul 21, 2017
    The following list is a sample of the bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings that have been filed over the past twenty-four hours in selected bankruptcy courts nationwide: U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama U.S.…
Rank this Week: 54

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jul 20

    How PTO Submissions Can Waive Privilege to Future Communications – Even for Trial Counsel and Subsequent Patent Owner

    How PTO Submissions Can Waive Privilege to Future Communications – Even for Trial Counsel and Subsequent Patent Owner
    In re OptiumInsight (Federal Circuit 2017) The Federal Circuit has denied OptumInsight’s petition for writ of mandamus on privilege waiver. In the underlying litigation, OptumInsight has sued Cave Consulting for…
  • Jul 19

    Please Define What you Mean by Ordinary Meaning

    Please Define What you Mean by Ordinary Meaning
    by Dennis Crouch In NobelBiz v. Global Connect, a jury sided with the patentee-finding that global connect infringed the caller ID modifying patents.[1] On appeal however the Federal Circuit has reversed on claim construction – in a…
  • Jul 18

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain
    Steve Brachmann: Report Shows Drug Patents Fare Better In IPR Proceedings At PTAB Jo Dale Carothers: Offensive Trademarks Are Protected Free Speech Under The First Amendment Andrew Chung: Supreme Court And Top Patent Court Rarely See Eye To…
Rank this Week: 58

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Jul 20

    Chile Moves to Ease Strict Abortion Law

    Chile Moves to Ease Strict Abortion Law
    Al Jazeera (Jul. 19, 2017): Chile Moves to Ease Strict Abortion Laws, by AFP News Agency: In 1989, the dictatorial regime of Augusto Pinochet Ugarte outlawed abortion in Chile in all cases. Almost 30 years later, the law remains unchanged....
  • Jul 18

    Why Women Still Must See A Doctor For The Pill, A Year After Tennessee Law Changed

    Why Women Still Must See A Doctor For The Pill, A Year After Tennessee Law Changed
    Nashville Public Radio (Jul. 17, 2017): Why Women Still Must See A Doctor For The Pill, A Year After Tennessee Law Changed, by Chas Sisk Early last year, Democrats and Republicans in the Tennessee Legislature co-sponsored and passed…
  • Jul 13

    Contraception is Lifesaving but Often Out of Reach

    Contraception is Lifesaving but Often Out of Reach
    Human Rights Watch (July 10, 2017): Contraception is Lifesaving but Often Out of Reach, by Nisha Varia This week, the Family Planning Summit met in London. The goal of this annual meeting is to bring governments, donors, and civil society...
Rank this Week: 60

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Jul 16

    Controlling the Images: How Royal Caribbean Handles PR During Cruise Ship Fire

    Controlling the Images: How Royal Caribbean Handles PR During Cruise Ship Fire
    PR News recently published an interesting article about how Royal Caribbean Cruises successfully handled its public relations image during the 2013 fire aboard the Grandeur of the Seas. Titled How Royal Caribbean Controls the Message During a…
  • Jul 8

    Royal Caribbean to Pull Some of its Cruise Ships from Falmouth, Jamaica?

    Royal Caribbean to Pull Some of its Cruise Ships from Falmouth, Jamaica?
    Royal Caribbean and sister cruise line Celebrity Cruises are pulling some of their cruise ships from the port of Falmouth, Jamaica, according to the Jamaican Gleaner. Yesterday, the Gleaner published an article titled Major Cruiselines…
  • Jul 5

    NBC News: Hidden Dangers for Children on Cruise Ship

    NBC News: Hidden Dangers for Children on Cruise Ship
    Last night, NBC Nightly News aired part 2 of its investigation into sexual assaults on cruise ships. NBC interviewed me during the investigation. We have handled over 100 cases of sexual assault; approximately one third of the victims have…
Rank this Week: 59

E. coli Blog

E. coli Blog

Covers E. coli outbreaks, recalls, legal cases and resources. By Marler Clark.

http://www.ecoliblog.com/
  • Jul 13

    11 with E. coli with 2 Dead in Utah

    11 with E. coli with 2 Dead in Utah
    According to Food Safety News, the E. coli outbreak in southwest Utah that has already killed two is growing, and public health officials there have warned people to avoid consuming... Continue Reading
  • May 28

    30 with E. coli prompt larger flour recall in Canada

    30 with E. coli prompt larger flour recall in Canada
    There are now 30 cases of E. coli O121 under investigation. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has added more brands to its recall list of flour and flour based products,... Continue Reading
  • May 4

    E. coli O111 Recall Linked to Veal

    E. coli O111 Recall Linked to Veal
    Marcho Farms, Inc., a Souderton, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 5,620 pounds of boneless veal, and ground veal, beef and pork products that may be adulterated withnon-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E.... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 57

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jul 12

    Registration Now Open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2017 Scholarship Conference

    Registration Now Open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2017 Scholarship Conference
    From the mailbox: Registration is Open for the CSLSA 2017 Conference Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2017 Scholarship Conference, which will be held on Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 at…
  • Jul 11

    Gajda on The Present of Newsworthiness @TulaneLaw

    Gajda on The Present of Newsworthiness @TulaneLaw
    Amy Gajda, Tulane University Law School, has published The Present of Newsworthiness at 50 New England Law Review 145 (2016). Here is the abstract. In early February 2016, less than a week before this Book Symposium, the Utah Supreme Court...
  • Jul 11

    UK Politics, Cartoons, and Stereotype

    UK Politics, Cartoons, and Stereotype
    The Irish Times's Seamas O'Reilly discusses some racist imagery involving the Irish that has popped up in cartooning in UK media recently. He explains its history and meaning and discusses its links to current UK politics. More here.
Rank this Week: 55

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Apr 25

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru
    Today, we must be reminded of the value of political freedom and the right to protest when it is repeatedly brutally offended by government authorities in Russia and Belarus.
  • Apr 18

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance
    We should be warned to not only protect our physical human rights, but also the privacy of our virtual spaces and communication via technology. I draw attention to recent cases of unlawful surveillance and cyberattacks by governments…
  • Apr 11

    Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan continue

    Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan continue
    By Ella Shen A few weeks ago, Amnesty International, along with other international organizations, has expressed heavy concern over the possibility of danger, including torture amongst other human rights violations, to journalist Khudoberdi…
Rank this Week: 56

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers bad faith, duty to defend, duty to indemnify, liability policies, reimbursement of legal fees and subrogation. By Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue.

http://www.insurancecoverageblog.com/
  • May 25

    Memorial Day 2009

    Memorial Day 2009
    I first ran the post below for Memorial Day in 2006 as a tribute to my Dad, who served as a soldier during World War II.  This is the fourth straight year for this post, and I'll continue to run it every year. 
  • Mar 19

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone
    For those who remember the heady Katrina litigation days of the Ride of the Rigsbys -- appearing on ABC's 20/20, acclaimed as alleged whistleblowers -- these times are very different for the sisters. They've slipped in the…
  • Mar 16

    Insurance Person of the Year

    Insurance Person of the Year
    Nothing like giving the readers a lot of advance notice before an ultra-high stakes award like this is finalized, right? I'm a bit tardy on this, but hey, it's not like I'm on the advisory board of the Insurance Law Center and might have…
Rank this Week: 61

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/
Rank this Week: 65

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jul 21

    Richard Posner runs amok. Again.

    Richard Posner runs amok. Again.
    Richard Posner, pp. 72-73 of his new book. Actual quote says "of those states," refers back to "states of the deep South" in prev sentence. https://t.co/5braUI1rYK — Ed Whelan (@EdWhelanEPPC) July... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Jul 21

    Fagor LUX Multi Cooker

    Fagor LUX Multi Cooker
    I've wanted a pressure cooker for a long time but hadn't gotten around to getting one. When I finally decided to do so, I discovered the new wave of multi-cookers. In theory, they do it all: brown,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jul 21

    Bainbridge and Henderson on Limited Liability reviewed

    Bainbridge and Henderson on Limited Liability reviewed
    Professor David Milman of the School of Law at the University of Lancaster reviewed Bainbridge & Henderson's Limited Liability: A Legal and Economic Analysis in vol. 28 of the International... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 68

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jul 21

    The Crime of Not Loving Israel Enough

    The Crime of Not Loving Israel Enough
    I’m no fan of the BDS movement and take no issue with Israel’s unwillingness to welcome people who hate it with open arms. But this isn’t Israel, and just because an idea is anathema doesn’t mean people don’t get…
  • Jul 21

    Will Federal Money Change State Bail?

    Will Federal Money Change State Bail?
    Much as anyone who knew of Kamala Harris before her recent reinvention as a senate social justice icon might hate to say anything nice about her, suck it up and remember the blind squirrel. Harris has hooked up with Senator Rand Paul to push…
  • Jul 20

    Short Take: Second Banana

    Short Take: Second Banana
    Judge Kopf, in his letter to a young practicing attorney, was deliberately provocative and slightly snarky, both for the entertainment value as well as to grab attention. The sweet tummy rubs that the babies prefer tend not to serve any…
Rank this Week: 67

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jul 20

    Navy Has First Female Applicants for SEAL Officer, Special Boat Units | Military.com

    Navy Has First Female Applicants for SEAL Officer, Special Boat Units | Military.com
    More than a year after a mandate for the Pentagon opened previously closed ground combat and special operations jobs to women, officials say the Navy has its first female candidates for its most elite special warfare roles. via…
  • Jul 20

    80 sheep commit suicide in Turkey - Strange animal behavior - Strange Sound

    80 sheep commit suicide in Turkey - Strange animal behavior - Strange Sound
    As the shepherd Ercan Ozer explains, one sheep first jumped off a cliff and then all the other 79 followed. The sheep owner tried to stop the crazy animals in vain only saving a small part of his herd. The...
  • Jul 20

    Berkeley stomps out free speech, Ben Shapiro calls bullsh*t – Bogus Time

    Berkeley stomps out free speech, Ben Shapiro calls bullsh*t – Bogus Time
    The University of California, Berkeley officially announced it has been unable to find a venue for conservative commentator Ben Shapiro’s September 14 speaking engagement on the university campus. The cancellation comes just months…
Rank this Week: 71

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    TX DPS ends freebie crime-lab services for law enforcement

    TX DPS ends freebie crime-lab services for law enforcement
    Local governments complain near incessantly in Texas of "unfunded mandates" imposed on them by state government, but almost never acknowledge the unfunded mandates that operate in the other direction. For example, as Grits wrote in…
  • Jul 20

    What is the upshot of TDCJ heat litigation injunction?

    What is the upshot of TDCJ heat litigation injunction?
    Hard to know the full implications, yet, but the issuance of injunctive relief by a federal district judge in favor of inmates complaining of un-air-conditioned housing in TDCJ's Wallace Pack Unit surely changes the terms of debate…
  • Jul 19

    Don't eliminate field tests without tracking outcomes from officer discretion

    Don't eliminate field tests without tracking outcomes from officer discretion
    Cheap and unreliable field tests for drugs have caused hundreds of false convictions in Houston and elsewhere. But it's unclear if eliminating the tests will result in better outcomes. Officer discretion will likely be even more problematic…
Rank this Week: 66

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/
  • Jul 20

    In Re R.T. (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 20, 2017)

    In Re R.T. (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 20, 2017)
    This seems fine.  I agree with the California Supreme Court that the relevant statute allows kids to be taken away from their parents even if the parent isn't at fault.  The text of the statute sort of says that, and the legislative…
  • Jul 19

    People v. Roberts (Cal. Ct. App. - July 18, 2017)

    People v. Roberts (Cal. Ct. App. - July 18, 2017)
    Some things seem common, some things seem strange."Sharkey, who had ties to the West Coast Crips (WCC) street gang, was playing dice in downtown San Diego when Roberts, known as "Scrappy," shot her twice in the chest."  Do people really…
  • Jul 17

    Lewis v. Superior Court (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 17, 2017)

    Lewis v. Superior Court (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 17, 2017)
    I wonder why it is that I find myself agreeing with the California Supreme Court more than perhaps many other courts?  Similar disposition to the justices?  More cases that the court accepts for review that are important and yet…
Rank this Week: 64

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Jul 18

    Valorem recognized as Leading Core Firm and Leading Recommended Firm for Manufacturing Industry

    Valorem recognized as Leading Core Firm and Leading Recommended Firm for Manufacturing Industry
    I am honored to report that “Clients recognize Valorem Law Group for its unparalleled client relationships in the brand new BTI Industry Power Rankings 2017: The Law Firms with the Best Client Relationships in 18…
  • Jul 18

    Space can make you more creative

    Space can make you more creative
    Not outer space.  No, the point is that the space you meet in, the space you operate in, or the space you interact with people in can make you more creative.  Everyone has been to a conference in a hotel ballroom, right. …
  • Jul 12

    A real live mythical creature speaks about alternative fee

    A real live mythical creature speaks about alternative fee
    Utah Business recently published Industry Outlook: Legal, which featured a question about alternative fees.  It appears that Utah is an hourly billing utopia, immune to much of the turmoil firms face in the rest of the country. …
Rank this Week: 69

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Jul 17

    Reasons to Not Use Expert Witness Referral Service

    Reasons to Not Use Expert Witness Referral Service
    There are a number of expert witness referral services out there, several of them with high profiles and long lists of available experts. It seems like a good value proposition: An attorney needs an expert in a particular specialty, and the…
  • Jul 13

    You Suspect Your Spouse is Hiding Income or Asset

    You Suspect Your Spouse is Hiding Income or Asset
    If you think your spouse may be attempting to hide income or assets during your divorce proceeding, your first step should be to tell your divorce attorney. Your attorney should know how to handle situations such as this, and the sooner he or…
  • Jul 10

    Starting a Case as an Expert Witne

    Starting a Case as an Expert Witne
    Tracy Coenen talks about the steps she takes when she starts a new expert witness case. What documents should you ask for? What should you evaluate first?
Rank this Week: 70

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical licensing, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse. By Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm.

http://www.dallasfortworthinjurylawyer.com/
  • Jul 13

    Invokana Injury Lawsuit

    Invokana Injury Lawsuit
    Invokana Injury Lawsuit. Martha Williams, from Tennessee, recently filed an Invokana product liability and personal injury lawsuit against Janssen Pharmaceuticals and it’s parent company, Johnson & Johnson. According to…
  • Jun 24

    California Smith and Nephew Birmingham hip failure

    California Smith and Nephew Birmingham hip failure
    California Smith and Nephew Birmingham hip failure. Gary Lunsford from Riverbank, California filed a personal injury and product liability lawsuit against Smith & Nephew. Smith & Nephew Birmingham hip failure linked to design defect…
  • Jun 23

    Invokana Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    Invokana Wrongful Death Lawsuit
    Invokana Wrongful Death Lawsuit. Scott Martin from Alabama alleges that the side effects of the blockbuster diabetic drug Invokana caused the wrongful death of his wife. According to Martin, his wife suffered severe diabetic ketoacidosis…
Rank this Week: 72

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Shakespeare's Plays: a ranking

    Shakespeare's Plays: a ranking
    Revived from the dead so I can cross post this with my Facebook page:Tyler Cowen offers his ranking of Shakespeare plays.  I take the bait.  Not quite a ranking; there are a number of plays that I think are really interesting but…
  • Nov 12

    Guest Contributor

    Guest Contributor
    Change but a few words and one has a very contemporary document, settingand cycle:"Thirteen years ago we National Socialists were mocked and derided—todayour opponents’ laughter has turned to tears! A faithful community of…
  • Nov 12

    Test again.

    Test again.
Rank this Week: 62

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
Rank this Week: 63

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 76

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Jul 21

    DOL Fiduciary Rule: Impact and Action Step

    DOL Fiduciary Rule: Impact and Action Step
    With the survival of the US Department of Labor’s (DOL) new fiduciary rule (at least for now) and the applicability date (June 9, 2017) now behind us, plan sponsors who have not already begun to do so should take steps to ensure…
  • Jul 21

    The Leidos Mixup and the Misunderstood Duty to Disclose in Securities Law

    The Leidos Mixup and the Misunderstood Duty to Disclose in Securities Law
    The U.S. Supreme Court recently granted certiorari in a significant securities law case, Leidos, Inc. v. Indiana Public Retirement System (Leidos). The legal question presented in Leidos is whether a regulation issued by…
  • Jul 21

    Weekly Roundup: July 14–20, 2017

    Weekly Roundup: July 14–20, 2017
    Lighting Our Capital Markets Posted by Kara M. Stein, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on Friday, July 14, 2017 Tags: Algorithmic trading, Capital formation, Capital markets, Dark pools, High-frequency…
Rank this Week: 73

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Jul 21

    Conflict of Laws in International Commercial Arbitration – Call for Paper

    Conflict of Laws in International Commercial Arbitration – Call for Paper
    In 2010, Professors Franco Ferrari and Stefan Kroell organized a seminar on “conflict of laws in international commercial arbitration”, conscious of the fact that every arbitration raises a number of ‘conflict of laws’…
  • Jul 21

    Out now: Yuko Nishitani (ed.), Treatment of Foreign Law – Dynamics towards Convergence? (2017)

    Out now: Yuko Nishitani (ed.), Treatment of Foreign Law – Dynamics towards Convergence? (2017)
    The book Treatment of Foreign Law – Dynamics towards Convergence? (Springer, 2017), edited by Professor Yuko Nishitani, has just been published. It includes one general report and 30 national reports on the treatment of foreign law in…
  • Jul 20

    The Revised European Small Claims Procedure Has Entered into Force

    The Revised European Small Claims Procedure Has Entered into Force
    The revised European Small Claims Procedure entered into force on July 14 (see Regulation (EU) 2015/2421 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2015 amending Regulation (EC) No 861/2007 establishing a European Small…
Rank this Week: 78

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 77

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    Pardons Are For The Guilty

    Pardons Are For The Guilty
    Tomorrow the Trump du jour will be whether the President might pardon his aides, his family members, or even himself. I want to make one observation about this; a quote from the Supreme Court's 1915 opinion in Burdick v. United States,…
  • Jul 18

    Fault Lines in the Constitution

    Fault Lines in the Constitution
    My wife and I have co-authored a book, directed primarily at 10-18 year olds, titled Fault Lines in the Constitution:  The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws that Affect Us Today.  It focuses very much on structural features of…
  • Jul 12

    The Definition of "Emolument" in English Language and Legal Dictionaries, 1523-1806

    The Definition of "Emolument" in English Language and Legal Dictionaries, 1523-1806
    I have posted a new paper to SSRN on the historical meaning of "emolument."  It expands on some remarks I gave at a conference on Historical Semantics and Legal Interpretation at the University of Chicago, organized by Alison…
Rank this Week: 74

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

Covers international extradition and transnational criminal defense. By McNabb Associates.

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 75

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Oct 22

    Gonzoid Specimen # 1 from Duke Chanticleer 1975

    Gonzoid Specimen # 1 from Duke Chanticleer 1975
    Duke Chronicle piece 10/22/74 Duke Chanticleer piece August 1975 Original WAC/P? blog post 10/22/16 People don't want to accept that about themselves, that they're part of the general rot, and they react to that angrily, which is a very…
  • Jul 19

    Writing Well: What's at stake, anyway?

    Writing Well: What's at stake, anyway?
    You and your firm are judged by every piece of writing that goes out the door. --A wise person, possibly Dan White, lawyer-writer-humorist Henry Miller, American writer (1891-1980)...
  • Jul 19

    Some days Jack Kerouac got it exactly right.

    Some days Jack Kerouac got it exactly right.
    Kerouac sometimes got the thrill and promise of simply being alive pitch perfect. The famous "mad to be saved" passage happens early on, in the first chapter On The Road. ...the only people for me are the mad ones, the...
Rank this Week: 95

Election Law

Election Law

Covers election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiatives, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process. By Rick Hasen.

http://electionlawblog.org/
Rank this Week: 88

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
  • Jul 21

    Robert Wamhoff: Received 4 Customer Complaints, Most Recently For Violating Regulatory Rule

    Robert Wamhoff: Received 4 Customer Complaints, Most Recently For Violating Regulatory Rule
    Public records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on July 20, 2017 indicate that Missouri-based Calton & Associates broker/adviser Robert Wamhoff has received several resolved or pending customer…
  • Jul 21

    Nicholas Toadvine Has Received Eleven Customer Comlaint

    Nicholas Toadvine Has Received Eleven Customer Comlaint
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on July 20, 2017 indicate that Florida-based Calton & Associates broker/adviser Nicholas Toadvine has received several resolved or pending customer…
  • Jul 20

    Kory Keath Has Been Named in a Pending FINRA Complaint

    Kory Keath Has Been Named in a Pending FINRA Complaint
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on July 19, 2017 indicate that former Washington-based Edward Jones broker/adviser Kory Keath has been named in a pending FINRA complaint.…
Rank this Week: 82

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

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

    THE JUICE IS LOOSE!

    THE JUICE IS LOOSE!
    Orenthal James Simpson was granted parole today in his nine to thirty-three year prison sentence for the contretemps in a Las Vegas hotel wherein he participated in a poorly conceived and poorly executed plan to "rob" the individuals who had…
  • Jul 18

    JUDGE MURPHY LEAVES FOR CIVIL

    JUDGE MURPHY LEAVES FOR CIVIL
    UPDATE: Lourdes Simon was appointed to the circuit court Tuesday by Governor Scott. Congrats to Judge Simon. See you in court. There's a really worthy charity - School Uniform Drive, that we highly recommend. The FACDL is running a…
  • Jul 12

    KRIS MAHARAJA CASE

    KRIS MAHARAJA CASE
    We think this was the  case Judge Sepe was in trial in  when he was arrested during Court Broom. Don't know what Court Broom was? See below. Anyone have any info on this? Marajahal by Rumpole21 on Scribd From Rumpapedia ( (C)…
Rank this Week: 94

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Jul 20

    Call for Papers: Irish Yearbook of International Law

    Call for Papers: Irish Yearbook of International Law
    The Irish Yearbook of International Law is now accepting submissions for the next Volume (Volume XIII (2018)). Edited by Professor Siobhán Mullaly (incoming at NUI Galway) and Professor Fiona de Londras (University of…
  • Jul 17

    Understanding the Increases in Direct Provision Allowance for Asylum Seeker

    Understanding the Increases in Direct Provision Allowance for Asylum Seeker
    From August 2017, asylum seekers in Ireland will receive increases to the direct provision allowance payments. For adults, this is the first increase to direct provision allowance in 17 years. For children, this is the second increase in…
  • Jun 13

    Ireland’s Failing Abortion Law: Statutory Interpretation, Human Rights and the Detention of Pregnant Children.

    Ireland’s Failing Abortion Law: Statutory Interpretation, Human Rights and the Detention of Pregnant Children.
    Mairead Enright (@maireadenright) Yesterday, the Child Care Law Reporting Project published a summary of a District Court case from 2016. A  suicidal teenager’s GP referred her to a consultant psychiatrist. She was pregnant and did…
Rank this Week: 80

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

Discusses arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. By Karl Bayer.

http://www.disputingblog.com/
Rank this Week: 91

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

About law, literature and the humanities. By the Law & Humanities Institute.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 90

The Legal Blog.in

The Legal Blog.in

Covers Indian court decisions.

http://www.legalblog.in/
Rank this Week: 83

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jun 29

    Trump’s hiring problem is getting better – but his administration is still thin

    Trump’s hiring problem is getting better – but his administration is still thin
    Anne O’Connell quoted by CNBC, June 30, 2017 O’Connell adds that deregulation — a key plank of the Trump agenda — could be hindered by a lack of officials at executive branch agencies. Agencies looking to repeal…
  • Jun 29

    California politicians’ gun control moves hit by 2 setback

    California politicians’ gun control moves hit by 2 setback
    Franklin Zimring quoted by ABC News, June 30, 2017 Politicians of both political parties wind up passing “emotionally symbolic but operationally quite modest” proposals, he said. “That’s exactly where California…
  • Jun 29

    Anthony Kennedy has major incentive to stay on US Supreme Court

    Anthony Kennedy has major incentive to stay on US Supreme Court
    Jesse Choper quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, June 30, 2017 Jesse Choper, a UC Berkeley law professor and former Supreme Court law clerk, said Kennedy is “the single most powerful public official in the United States.”
Rank this Week: 81

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

Covers bankruptcy, chapter 7, chapter 13, credit reports, foreclosures, and asset protection.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Jun 6

    How Bankruptcy Can Solve Your “Too Expensive Car” Problem

    How Bankruptcy Can Solve Your “Too Expensive Car” Problem
    Next to home mortgages, motor vehicle loans are often your most expensive purchase. According to USA Today, the average transaction cost of a new car or truck sold in the U.S. was around $33,500. Lenders are now extending vehicle purchase…
  • May 19

    Why I Prefer Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to Chapter 13 Debt Consolidation

    Why I Prefer Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to Chapter 13 Debt Consolidation
    Most folks considering bankruptcy will consider two options – Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Sometimes, you have the option of choosing either type of bankruptcy, whereas in other situations you would only be eligible to file either a…
  • Apr 14

    Can I Lower My Car Payment in Bankruptcy?

    Can I Lower My Car Payment in Bankruptcy?
    If you’re having trouble paying your monthly bills—especially that steep car loan— you might be wondering if filing for bankruptcy will lower your existing car payment. It depends on which type of bankruptcy you file, but…
Rank this Week: 85

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com
    Effective April 1, 2015, the Information Governance Engagement Area blog will no longer be updated on a regular basis.  New content ranging from news and events to opinions and assertions will now be available exclusively on the…
  • Mar 31

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix
    By John MartinDocuments in file shares, content management systems, and scanned archives are often described as “unstructured.” However, there is typically a high level of structure in and interconnectedness among those documents.…
  • Mar 30

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR
    By John TredennickTechnology assisted review has a transparency problem. Notwithstanding TAR’s proven savings in both time and review costs, many attorneys hesitate to use it because courts require “transparency” in the TAR…
Rank this Week: 87

NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

Focuses on New Jersey divorce and estate planning. By Paul G. Kostro.

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
Rank this Week: 93