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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
  • Dec 17

    Throwing Stones from the Glass House: The View of U.S. Human Rights Violations from Iran

    Throwing Stones from the Glass House: The View of U.S. Human Rights Violations from Iran
    Iranian state-controlled news media have been having an extended field day recently, gleefully reporting on the ever-unfolding news about human rights violations committed by agents of the U.S. government. These include of course the…
  • Dec 17

    Chelsea Manning: ‘Why speaking out is worth the risk’

    Chelsea Manning: ‘Why speaking out is worth the risk’
    From her prison cell in Kansas, Chelsea Manning tells Amnesty International why speaking out against injustice can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
  • Dec 16

    An Obligation to Seek Justice for CIA Torture

    An Obligation to Seek Justice for CIA Torture
    The Senate torture report alleges several grave abuses – such as use of rectal feeding and rehydration in the absence of medical necessity – that were not authorized by even the dubious legal memos, and thus do not fit the…
Rank this Week: 47

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Dec 9

    Challenger defeats 1 incumbent in school board race

    Challenger defeats 1 incumbent in school board race
    Ty Alper quoted in The Daily Californian, November 5, 2014 “I’m looking forward to working with this board and superintendent to keep moving the district forward, because we have a long way to go to be the district that we want to…
  • Dec 9

    Prop 47: As California goes, so goes the nation?

    Prop 47: As California goes, so goes the nation?
    Barry Krisberg writes for The Crime Report, November 5, 2014 California has traditionally been ahead of national developments, but a good predictor of future political trends. Since California is the largest state in the country, if Prop 47…
  • Dec 9

    Challenger Ty Alper gets seat on Berkeley School Board

    Challenger Ty Alper gets seat on Berkeley School Board
    Ty Alper quoted in Berkeleyside, November 5, 2014 Whatever the outcome, Alper said, “The other candidates are really exceptional people who are so dedicated to the public schools. I’m so excited to work with them and Dr.…
Rank this Week: 45

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
  • Dec 19

    Revisiting the “Accredited Investor” Definition to Better Protect Investor

    Revisiting the “Accredited Investor” Definition to Better Protect Investor
    Editor's Note: Luis A. Aguilar is a Commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This post is based on Commissioner Aguilar’s remarks at a recent meeting of the SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies; the…
  • Dec 19

    The Importance of a Battle-Tested Cyber Incident Response Plan

    The Importance of a Battle-Tested Cyber Incident Response Plan
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Paul A. Ferrillo, counsel at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP specializing in complex securities and business litigation, and is based on a Weil Alert authored by Mr. Ferrillo. “The…
  • Dec 18

    Capital Allocation and Delegation of Decision-Making Authority within Firm

    Capital Allocation and Delegation of Decision-Making Authority within Firm
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from John Graham, Campbell Harvey, and Manju Puri, all of the Finance Area at Duke University. In our paper, Capital Allocation and Delegation of Decision-Making Authority within Firms,…
Rank this Week: 48

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

Covers nursing home abuse and litigation. By Poliakoff & Associates.

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Dec 19

    No More Wire Hangers…

    No More Wire Hangers…
    The New York Post reported that NY Attorney General’s office is investigating a suspicious event which occurred in a Queens area nursing home. Robert Brogan was a patient suffering from dementia when he was injured on two separate…
  • Dec 18

    Lawsuit about Short-staffing

    Lawsuit about Short-staffing
    ABC News reported that Preferred Care Partners Management Group L.P., one of the nation’s largest for profit nursing home chains, has been sued by New Mexico over inadequate resident care, alleging that thin staffing made…
  • Dec 17

    Lawsuits Alleging Overmedication

    Lawsuits Alleging Overmedication
    NPR reported on the federal lawsuit against two Watsonville, Calif., nursing homes which offers a new approach to dealing with the persistent problem of such facilities overmedicating their residents.  The lawsuit details…
Rank this Week: 51

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Hawaii Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments On Challenge To Marriage Equality Law

    Hawaii Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments On Challenge To Marriage Equality Law
    Yesterday the Hawaii Supreme Court heard oral arguments in McDermott v. Abercrombie, a case challenging the state legislature's authority to enact the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act of 2013. The Court, on its website, summarizes the…
  • Dec 19

    Lawsuit Against Hebrew National Dismissed In State Court With No Appeal Filed

    Lawsuit Against Hebrew National Dismissed In State Court With No Appeal Filed
    American Jewish World reported yesterday on the end of the long-running lawsuit against ConAgra Foods challenging the adequacy of its standards for kosher slaughter of the beef used in manufacturing Hebrew National hot dogs.  As…
  • Dec 19

    Chicago Travel Agent Charged With Mail Fraud In Hajj Visa Misrepresentation

    Chicago Travel Agent Charged With Mail Fraud In Hajj Visa Misrepresentation
    The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois yesterday announced the arrest on mail fraud charges of Chicago travel agent Rashid Minhas.  A criminal complaint charges that Minhas sold Hajj travel packages to some…
Rank this Week: 50

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Covers federal criminal law topics such as identity theft, capital punishment, drug enforcement, environmental crimes, immigration, and military law. By Tom Withers.

http://www.federalcriminaldefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 49

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Dec 19

    Third Whistleblower to Collect Reward Related to BofA Settlement

    Third Whistleblower to Collect Reward Related to BofA Settlement
    A former Countrywide Financial Corp. manager is the third whistleblower to receive tens of millions of dollars as part of a record $16.65 billion federal penalty against Bank of America Corp.
  • Dec 19

    Indiana Supreme Court: Being Drunk and Annoying Is Illegal

    Indiana Supreme Court: Being Drunk and Annoying Is Illegal
    The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that it is illegal to be drunk and annoying -- or what a reasonable person would find to be annoying, anyway.
  • Dec 19

    Binder & Binder Files for Chapter 11

    Binder & Binder Files for Chapter 11
    Binder & Binder, one of the largest Social Security disability firms, filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday night.
Rank this Week: 54

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Globalization & the Law in Historical Perspective

    Globalization & the Law in Historical Perspective
    [We have the following announcement.]"Globalization & the Law in Historical Perspective," June 4-5, 2015, Maurer School of Law, Indiana University – BloomingtonIn recent years, there has been an explosion of new scholarship on the…
  • Dec 19

    Parks, Ray and Patterson on Alpha Kappa Alpha and Civil Right

    Parks, Ray and Patterson on Alpha Kappa Alpha and Civil Right
    Gregory Scott Parks, Wake Forest University School of Law, Rashawn Ray, University of Maryland, and Shawna M. Patterson, University of Pennsylvania, have posted Complex Civil Rights Organizations: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, an…
  • Dec 19

    New Release: Siegrust and Müller, eds., "Property in East Central Europe"

    New Release: Siegrust and Müller, eds., "Property in East Central Europe"
    New from Berghahn Books: Property in East Central Europe: Notions, Institutions, and Practices of Landownership in the Twentieth Century, edited by Hannes Siegrist (University of Leipzig) and Dietmar Müller (University of Leipzig). A…
Rank this Week: 53

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

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

    Schools Have Rules: When Blind Boys Go Bad

    Schools Have Rules: When Blind Boys Go Bad
    Sometimes boys hit other boys. Girls too, but let’s pretend for the sake of this post that gender isn’t really important, because the boy who hit another student here is 8-year-old Dakota Nafzinger, and he’s just a…
  • Dec 19

    Look For The (Police) Union Label

    Look For The (Police) Union Label
    Breezing through the news, the manly image of Cleveland Police Patrolman’s Association boss, Det. Jeffrey Follmer, hit the screen.  He struck me as comical, the cartoon version of a third-rate city’s tough-guy cop. …
  • Dec 18

    The Circular Failure Of Objectivity

    The Circular Failure Of Objectivity
    Reversing the Appellate Division, First Department, the New York Court of Appeals held in People v. Graham Reid that a search incident to arrest can’t be based on the very evidence found during the search.  Kinda seems…
Rank this Week: 52

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 55

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Dec 9

    Debt Collection Lawsuit: Prevailing Against Discover Bank

    Debt Collection Lawsuit: Prevailing Against Discover Bank
    Plaintiff: Discover Bank Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Zakheim & LaVrar, P.A. Plaintiff’s Attorneys: Flynn LaVrar, Esq. and Richard Battaglino, Esq.. Case Outcome: Debt Collection Lawsuit Dismissed Our client was sued in a debt…
  • Dec 8

    Auto Fraud: Beware of Common Dealer Scam

    Auto Fraud: Beware of Common Dealer Scam
    We have often represented clients who had become victims of auto fraud by local dealers.  In many cases, we are able to obtain a satisfying outcome for our client, including a refund of money taken by the…
  • Dec 7

    Debt Settlement Companies Penalized for Illegal Tactic

    Debt Settlement Companies Penalized for Illegal Tactic
    Just a few days ago, the federal government’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that it was taking enforcement action against several debt several settlement companies.  The debt settlement company was Premier…
Rank this Week: 56

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Single Event Exception Includes Multiple Events Caused by a Significant Occurance

    Single Event Exception Includes Multiple Events Caused by a Significant Occurance
    Rainbow Gun Club, Inc. v. Denbury Resources, Inc., 2014 WL 869504 (W.D. La. March 5, 2014). In this action, the District Court affirmed a remand order finding that CAFA’s local “single event exception” can include mass…
  • Oct 23

    Only 25% of PAGA Penalties–Sufficient to Satisfy the Amount in Controversy?

    Only 25% of PAGA Penalties–Sufficient to Satisfy the Amount in Controversy?
    Controulis v. Anheuser-Busch, LLC, 2013 WL 6482970 (C.D. Cal. Nov. 20, 2013). The plaintiff, employed as a bottler by the defendant, Anheuser-Busch, LLC, brought an action alleging that the defendant violated California law by including the…
  • Oct 22

    Defendants Must Demonstrate Factual Basis for Amount-in-Controversy Claim

    Defendants Must Demonstrate Factual Basis for Amount-in-Controversy Claim
    Sanchez v. Res-Care, Inc., 2014 WL 807997 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 28, 2014). In this action, the District Court remanded the case to the state court finding that the defendant failed to show by preponderance of evidence that the amount-in-controversy…
Rank this Week: 57

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

Covers auto laws and auto accident law in California. By Bisnar Chase LLP.

http://www.trafficaccidentnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Woman Killed In Hawthorne Car Accident

    Woman Killed In Hawthorne Car Accident
    Yvette Latrice Freeman, 49, was killed in a car accident in Hawthorne after the Access Services van in which she was traveling was rear-ended by a suspected drunk driver. According to a news report in the Daily Breeze, the fatal accident…
  • Dec 12

    Three Injured in Garden Grove Car Accident

    Three Injured in Garden Grove Car Accident
    Two women and a 10-year-old girl were injured in a Garden Grove car accident when a vehicle crashed into Pho 86 Restaurant. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the injury crash occurred the afternoon of December 8,…
  • Dec 8

    Elderly Woman Fatally Injured in Riverside County Pedestrian Accident

    Elderly Woman Fatally Injured in Riverside County Pedestrian Accident
    An elderly woman was killed in a Riverside pedestrian accident after an SUV struck her while crossing the roadway. According to a news report in The Press Enterprise, the fatal accident occurred the morning of December 4, 2014. Police say the…
Rank this Week: 63

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Really, Caramel Apples? Listeria Sickens or Kill 28 in 10 States?

    Really, Caramel Apples? Listeria Sickens or Kill 28 in 10 States?
    As of December 18, 2014, a total of 28 people infected with the outbreak strains of Listeria monocytogenes have been reported from 10 states.  Arizona (4), California (1), Minnesota (4),... Continue Reading
  • Dec 18

    Carmel Apples Link in Multi-State Listeria Outbreak Reports Minnesota

    Carmel Apples Link in Multi-State Listeria Outbreak Reports Minnesota
    The Minnesota Departments of Health and Agriculture are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on a multi-state outbreak of listeriosis... Continue Reading
  • Dec 18

    The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food – Read it!

    The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food – Read it!
    I tend to focus on my job, and when your focus is on bacteria, the focus can be a bit narrow and small – some would say, microscopic.  I have... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 59

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/
  • Dec 17

    The Revolving Door And Steve Cohen

    The Revolving Door And Steve Cohen
    The Times reports: The billionaire investor, who managed to fend off a criminal insider trading investigation of himself, if not...
  • Dec 16

    Would I Buy a MoviePass?

    Would I Buy a MoviePass?
    So, readers here know that I go to the movies a lot. A lot. I really like movies, and movies...
  • Dec 16

    The Political Economy and the Regulatory Sine Curve

    The Political Economy and the Regulatory Sine Curve
    The answer to David's question, Will The Swaps Pushout Rule Die In The Cromnibus?, was...no! Here's the bill itself. A...
Rank this Week: 62

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Dec 16

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Bailey

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Bailey
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WITHOUT CONSENT DA 14-0287, 2014 MT 331N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. ERIC LAT BAILEY, Defendant and…
  • Dec 16

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Burgess v. Bryan

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Burgess v. Bryan
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – OTHER DA 14-0294, 2014 MT 330N, BRANDY BURGESS and AMY BURGESS SMITH, Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. MARK BRYAN, Defendant and Appellee.
  • Dec 16

    OPINION AND ORDER: State v. Johnston

    OPINION AND ORDER: State v. Johnston
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion and Order in the following matter: CRIMINAL – INCEST DA 13-0587, 2014 MT 329, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. BRIAN ANTHONY JOHNSTON, Defendant and Appellant.
Rank this Week: 60

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

Covers birth injuries, medical device liability, medical misdiagnosis and surgical errors. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticeattorney-blog.com/
  • Nov 27

    Illinois Jury Finds in Favor of General Surgeon in Perforated Trachea Case

    Illinois Jury Finds in Favor of General Surgeon in Perforated Trachea Case
    Latasha Randall was admitted on June 1, 2010 to Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan, Ill., and was diagnosed with sepsis. Shortly after her admission, she suffered respiratory failure and was intubated. On June 22, 2010, the defendant…
  • Nov 19

    $2.35 Million Jury Verdict for Doctor’s Failure to Timely Treat Septic Arthriti

    $2.35 Million Jury Verdict for Doctor’s Failure to Timely Treat Septic Arthriti
    John Antonucci was 52 years old at the time he underwent an MRI with contrast on his right hip. Two days later he was admitted to the hospital complaining of pain in the same hip. An orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Jason Fond, obtained a culture and…
  • Nov 17

    $2.13 Million Jury Verdict for Negligent Use of Synthetic Mesh in Hernia Repair Operation

    $2.13 Million Jury Verdict for Negligent Use of Synthetic Mesh in Hernia Repair Operation
    Barbara Watt underwent a hiatal hernia repair surgery. The procedure was carried out by general surgeon Dr. Cimenga Tshibaka, and it was unsuccessful. Dr. Tshibaka performed a second surgery, this time using a synthetic surgical mesh. The…
Rank this Week: 58

California Injury Attorneys Blog

California Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers personal injury lawsuits, settlements and news. By Estey & Bomberger.

http://www.esteybomberger.com/blog/
  • Oct 8

    Pedestrian Fatally Struck While Unloading Car in La Jolla

    Pedestrian Fatally Struck While Unloading Car in La Jolla
    LA JOLLA – A 45-year-old La Jolla woman was killed Tuesday morning when she was struck by a car on Girard Avenue, NBC San Diego reported. Just before noon, authorities say the woman was unloading her car when an elderly driver backed…
  • Oct 7

    Jury Awards $1.25 Million to Man Injured by Defective Table Saw

    Jury Awards $1.25 Million to Man Injured by Defective Table Saw
    Last month, a jury in Chicago federal court awarded $1.25 million to an Illinois man who was severely injured by a defective table saw.  The victim, Brandon Stollings, 30, lost his index finger and parts of two other fingers in 2007…
  • Oct 6

    Five Teenagers Tragically Killed in Orange County Crash

    Five Teenagers Tragically Killed in Orange County Crash
    BUENA PARK — A BMW crashed in Orange County early Saturday morning, killing five teenage passengers in a solo-vehicle collision on southbound Interstate 5 in Irvine.The accident was reported just after 2 a.m. south of Alton Parkway…
Rank this Week: 61

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

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

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 64

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    "Patent Reform that only China Would Want": right conclusion; wrong argument

    "Patent Reform that only China Would Want": right conclusion; wrong argument
    One finds in the post Congress is Pushing Patent Reform That Only China Would Want , the textPatent reform is seen as legislative low-hanging fruit that can be resurrected to rise above our partisan squabbling.The law now known as AIA passed…
  • Dec 18

    Court of Justice of the European Union rules that parthenogenetic cells are not embryos; ok for patenting

    Court of Justice of the European Union rules that parthenogenetic cells are not embryos; ok for patenting
    From EconomicTimesAn organism incapable of developing into a human being is not a human embryo and may be patented, the European Union's top court said on Thursday[18 Dec 2014], opening the door to certain stem cell patents in the European…
  • Dec 18

    Myriad loses at CAFC

    Myriad loses at CAFC
    IN RE BRCA1 - AND BRCA2-BASED HEREDITARY CANCER TEST PATENT LITIGATIONThe claims on appeal are directed to ineligible subject matterin violation of 35 U.S.C. § 101Of separate note is the textThe Supreme Court ap-proved of Judge…
Rank this Week: 65

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: 66

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
Rank this Week: 68

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Nov 14

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware
    "Efforts to Repeal Death Penalty Begin Again With New Delaware Legislature," is by Shana O'Malley of WHYY-FM NewsWorks, via NBC Philadelphia. Supporters of ending capital punishment in Delaware are gearing up for another attempt to have a…
  • Nov 13

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe
    Slate posts, "Why Is Justin Wolfe Still in Prison?" It's by Dahlia Lithwick. A few years back, I wrote about prosecutorial misconduct in the Northern Virginia capital murder trial of Justin Wolfe. The case was one of several in the...
  • Nov 12

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case
    This infographic touches on several issues in Scott Panetti's case in a visual fashion: Earlier coverage of Scott Panetti's case begins at the link. All prior coverage is in the Scott Panetti category index. The Supreme Court established…
Rank this Week: 67

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
  • Dec 19

    "People in Your Hood Ride Bikes to Shoot People."

    "People in Your Hood Ride Bikes to Shoot People."
    This week, 22-year-old Modesto Sanchez told lawmakers of the Massachusetts Legislature about the day he and his friend rode their bikes down the street on which Sanchez lived, only to be stopped and frisked within minutes by Boston police…
  • Dec 19

    Why Has the ACLU Hired an Internet Infrastructure Technologist?

    Why Has the ACLU Hired an Internet Infrastructure Technologist?
    Last March, I started working as a technologist for the ACLU's Speech, Privacy, and Technology project. Part of the job is helping the ACLU’s lawyers to better understand the technical details of their legal work. But I'm also taking…
  • Dec 18

    Police Shouldn't Just Film Themselves Being Santa's Helper

    Police Shouldn't Just Film Themselves Being Santa's Helper
    You may have seen the viral video making the rounds on social media: a millionaire "Secret Santa" donated $100,000 to the sheriff's department in Jackson County, Missouri, to hand out to the less fortunate in the community. The generous donor…
Rank this Week: 71

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/
  • Dec 19

    From Toilet Bowl to Super Bowl: Carnival Advertises Vacation on the High Sea

    From Toilet Bowl to Super Bowl: Carnival Advertises Vacation on the High Sea
    Advertising Age reports that Carnival Corporation will be advertising its first Super Bowl commercial next year. Carnival has prepared four possible one-minute commercials as part of its multi-brand marketing initiative.  Each year,…
  • Dec 18

    Cruise Law News Sneaks into "12 Awesome Law Blogs Of 2014"

    Cruise Law News Sneaks into "12 Awesome Law Blogs Of 2014"
    Today I was excited to read that Cruise Law News has been picked as one of the "12 Awesome Law Blogs Of 2014" by the premier law publication Above the Law. Admittedly, we were the twelfth and last pick, but beggars can't be choosers. Here the…
  • Dec 17

    Welcome to the Men's Club: Carnival Names Christine Duffy President

    Welcome to the Men's Club: Carnival Names Christine Duffy President
    I was sitting in Atlanta’s Hatfield International Airport this morning when I read a travel publication’s headline that Christine Duffy was just named president of Carnival Cruise Lines. Reading the headlines made me feel like I…
Rank this Week: 70

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/
  • Dec 18

    Pondering the Ghosts of Christmas Pardons Past, Present and Future

    Pondering the Ghosts of Christmas Pardons Past, Present and Future
    Will Texas Gov. Rick Perry issue one last round of Christmas-time pardons on his way out the door?The future of executive clemency looks bleak.Image from A Christmas Carol, 1951.Usually he'd do it this week. (The sign of a clemency geek: I've…
  • Dec 18

    Antebellum Texas judges enjoyed sweeping habeas corpus authority

    Antebellum Texas judges enjoyed sweeping habeas corpus authority
    Grits recently opined that, over the long arc of history, nearly all legislative involvement in habeas corpus has been to restrict judicial authority, with the creation of Texas' new junk science writ in 2013 cutting against the grain. To see…
  • Dec 17

    Ho hum reaction to civil-pot-penalty bill a positive sign

    Ho hum reaction to civil-pot-penalty bill a positive sign
    Reactions are still rolling in to Rep. Joe Moody's proposal to reduce low-level marijuana possession to a civil offense with a $100 fine. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram chimed in with a favorable editorial (12/16), opining that "The cost of…
Rank this Week: 69

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
  • Dec 19

    Original Jurisdiction Practice

    Original Jurisdiction Practice
    Most original jurisdiction cases in the Supreme Court involve dull territorial disputes between states, but the lawsuit filed yesterday by Nebraska and Oklahoma against Colorado is anything but.  The claim is that Colorado’s…
  • Dec 19

    “The Interview” and Eminent Domain

    “The Interview” and Eminent Domain
    Personally I hope that the NSA figures out a way to knock North Korean State TV off the air.  In the meantime, though, the United States should exercise eminent domain and buy the movie from Sony as a partial compensation for its loss.…
  • Dec 19

    Child Safety, Part III

    Child Safety, Part III
    How might tort law respond, if at all, to the preferences of parents and the general population to invest about twice as much in child safety as adult safety? (see this post for a summary of the data, and this post for a discussion of whether…
Rank this Week: 72

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Dec 19

    Magna Carta Replica in the Capitol Crypt

    Magna Carta Replica in the Capitol Crypt
    If you are planning a trip to Washington, D.C., to see the Magna Carta exhibition, may I suggest another stop on your itinerary?  You’ve heard the phrase “hidden gem,” but the object I am sharing with you today truly…
  • Dec 18

    Magna Carta Lecture Series – Law in the Lives of Medieval Women: Beyond Magna Carta

    Magna Carta Lecture Series – Law in the Lives of Medieval Women: Beyond Magna Carta
    Ruth Mazo Karras, professor and chair of the History Department at the University of Minnesota, will join the Law Library of Congress on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 for the next program in the Magna Carta Lecture Series, “Law in the…
  • Dec 17

    An Interview with Brandon Fitzgerald

    An Interview with Brandon Fitzgerald
    Today’s interview is with Brandon Fitzgerald, project manager of a Law Library staffing contract.  Brandon does a terrific job managing a group of contractors who help keep our collections orderly and updated. Describe your…
Rank this Week: 74

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: 75

First Impressions

First Impressions

Covers legal issues and news in Indiana. By Jennifer Mehalik of the Indiana Lawyer.

http://www.thinkfutureindiana.com/
  • Aug 22

    Indiana Pipeline 8/22/13

    Indiana Pipeline 8/22/13
    This Thursday the sixth annual Indiana Companies to Watch awards will recognize the state’s successful second-stage companies that have a history of growth and are projected for future success. This year, 33 companies from 14 counties…
  • Aug 2

    Indiana Pipeline 8/2/13

    Indiana Pipeline 8/2/13
    Once in a blue moon, a shift in technology aligns with an event that attracts enough attention to mark the beginning of a new market demand for a product that, only a few years previously, no one would have imagined was even worth the…
  • Jul 11

    Indiana Pipeline 7/11/13

    Indiana Pipeline 7/11/13
    You probably already know that the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) does a fantastic job helping new start-ups turn great ideas into growing Hoosier businesses. What you might not realize is that the ISBDC is an incredible…
Rank this Week: 73

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Can You Make a Porcelain Sculpture Out of a Sow’s Ad?

    Can You Make a Porcelain Sculpture Out of a Sow’s Ad?
    French newspaper Le Figaro reported this week that ad man Frank Davidovici is likely suing artist Jeff Koons for plagiarism.The Centre Pompidouin Paris is now showing a retrospective of Jeff Koons’ work. Among them is Fait…
  • Dec 19

    Battistelli and Kongstad respond to EPO criticism

    Battistelli and Kongstad respond to EPO criticism
    Managing Intellectual Property has just published an article containing a series of questions and answers, put by Managing Editor James Nurton to EPO President Benoit Battistelli and Chariman of the Administrative Council, Jesper Kongstad.The…
  • Dec 19

    Friday fantasie

    Friday fantasie
    Forthcoming events. Plenty fresh events have been added to the IPKat's Forthcoming Events page in recent days, including a three-week course (13 to 31 July 2015) entitled "International IP Transactions: Practical skills and industry insights"…
Rank this Week: 77

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Dec 19

    Prisoner Exchange

    Prisoner Exchange
    Critics of the Obama administration's prisoner exchanges (with Cuba and the Taliban) should read the following paragraphs from the obituary of Richard C. Hottelet, who reported from Germany for CBS in the days before the U.S. entered WWII: On…
  • Dec 18

    How Low Can You Go, InfiLaw?

    How Low Can You Go, InfiLaw?
    When I visited Florida Coastal last spring for my Dean interview, my prescription to turn the school around was drastic. I told them they should immediately rescind offers of admission and refund deposits and application fees for all students…
  • Dec 18

    Organs & Inducement

    Organs & Inducement
    The latest issue of Law & Contemporary Problems is now out and you can access all of the articles in the volume online (see the embedded webpage below, or go here). This issue, edited by Phil Cook and me, features...
Rank this Week: 79

Collection Development Blog

Collection Development Blog

Covers legal news and resources. By the Servies Collection Development Department of the Hong Kong University Library.

http://obelix.lib.hku.hk/cdblog
  • Dec 18

    Latest news from Migration Policy Institute

    Latest news from Migration Policy Institute
    This issue in brief, A ‘Freer’ Flow of Skilled Labour within ASEAN: Aspirations, Opportunities, and Challenges in 2015 and Beyond, explores how ASEAN Member States are taking steps toward better qualifications recognition to…
  • Dec 17

    Access the latest Sociology Research, Routledge

    Access the latest Sociology Research, Routledge
    Explore the Virtual Special Issue: Anthropology Beyond Boundaries Anthropology has a long and deep relationship with the journal Economy and Society that stretches from its first issues. Within its pages ethnography has been brought to bear…
  • Dec 16

    Human rights awareness month case map

    Human rights awareness month case map
    To raise the awareness on human rights, Oxford University Press have recently produced a map of pins indicating 50 key human rights international cases from around the world, http://blog.oup.com/2014/12/human-rights-awareness-month-case-map/,…
Rank this Week: 78

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    you can't a accuse competitor of lawbreaking when courts have ruled against you

    you can't a accuse competitor of lawbreaking when courts have ruled against you
    Paul Davis Restoration, Inc. v. Everett, No. 14–C–1534, 2014 WL 7140038 (E.D. Wis. Dec. 12, 2014)Following a series of unsuccessful lawsuits with Paul Davis Restoration, Inc., Matthew Everett, a former franchisee, began running a…
  • Dec 18

    irreparable harm is permissible inference, Third Circuit rule

    irreparable harm is permissible inference, Third Circuit rule
    Groupe SEB USA, Inc. v. Euro-Pro Operating LLC., No. 14-2767 (3d Cir. Dec. 17, 2014) District court opinion discussed here.  Euro-Pro appealed the preliminary injunction against it based on Lanham Act false advertising claims against its…
  • Dec 17

    Soul survivor: publicity and TM claims against recorded performance fail

    Soul survivor: publicity and TM claims against recorded performance fail
    Cummings v. Soul Train Holdings LLC, 2014 WL 7008952, No. 14 Civ. 36 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 12, 2014)This right of publicity/trademark case based on use of recorded performances to which the plaintiff didn’t own the copyright could’ve…
Rank this Week: 81

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Dec 17

    17 Seconds #6

    17 Seconds #6
    17 Seconds is a email and website newsletter that gives you useful info quickly. Believe it or not, Clocktower’s website design is coming up on two years old, so it’s time for a makeover. As part of the website redesign …
  • Nov 17

    Twitter Bug Makes Tweet Archives Unreliable For eDiscovery

    Twitter Bug Makes Tweet Archives Unreliable For eDiscovery
    Tweets from 2010 and earlier suffer from URL redirection problem. Old Tweets: Now You See Them, Now You Don’t I’ve been on Twitter continuously since 2008-10-30. Here’s my first Tweet: I'm betting that today's decision re…
  • Nov 7

    ‘It doesn’t take all types, there just are all types’ quote is by Tom Bohan, NOT Winston Churchill

    ‘It doesn’t take all types, there just are all types’ quote is by Tom Bohan, NOT Winston Churchill
    Thomas L. Bohan quotation ‘It doesn’t take all types, there just are all types’ erroneously attributed to Winston Churchill. I had the privilege of working for Thomas L. Bohan (hereinafter “Tom Bohan”) from…
Rank this Week: 82

Our News & Stories

Our News & Stories

Features Penn Law news.

http://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/news/
  • Aug 24

    Penn Law launches innovative program in Latin American & Latino Studie

    Penn Law launches innovative program in Latin American & Latino Studie
    In recognition of the mounting importance of Latin America as both a rapidly growing global legal market and the hub of much U.S. immigration debate, the University of Pennsylvania Law School has established the innovative Certificate of…
  • Aug 17

    Alumni spotlight: Noam Dworman L’87

    Alumni spotlight: Noam Dworman L’87
    The Comedy Cellar opened in 1980, long after venues such as the 1960s-era Improv set the tone. But the Comedy Cellar made comic hay just the same, earning sell-out after sell-out of its 115-seat room as well as a string of accolades including…
  • Aug 12

    Summer employment dispatch: Alicia Zhang L’16

    Summer employment dispatch: Alicia Zhang L’16
    This dispatch from Alicia Zhang L'16 is one in a series of firsthand accounts by Law School students about how their summer employment opportunities are preparing them for their legal careers. Zhang is from Austin, TX.
Rank this Week: 80

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: 76

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    Looking for teaching materials on Citizens United and B Corp

    Looking for teaching materials on Citizens United and B Corp
    I want to include modules on Citizens United (personhood) and B Corps/L3Cs in my corporate social responsibility course new spring. Anybody got some? [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more!…
  • Dec 17

    Some Legal Questions about Corporate v Nation-State War

    Some Legal Questions about Corporate v Nation-State War
    The idea of corporate versus nation-state Suppose the CEO and board of directors of Sony decided that North Korea is responsible for the hacking to which they've been subjected and decided to hit... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Dec 17

    The Interview probably sucks, but it's your duty to see it (I guess)

    The Interview probably sucks, but it's your duty to see it (I guess)
    Twitter exchange: The third-rate threats of a fifth-rate dictatorship should not keep Americans from their movie theaters: http://t.co/s9Al7vWwnD — Walter Russell Mead (@wrmead) December 17, 2014... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 88

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Dec 16

    Home Page Going Mobile

    Home Page Going Mobile
    By Danny Hart Did you know we have a mobile website? For the last several years, this small version of our full site has provided a limited set of resources that work well on small screens. But it’s always been missing many features we…
  • Dec 12

    Let’s Talk About 40 Years of Safe Drinking Water

    Let’s Talk About 40 Years of Safe Drinking Water
    By Peter Grevatt This month marks the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act. We’ve made such incredible progress in improving the safety of the water we drink over the past 40 years that today we almost take it for granted.…
  • Dec 10

    Food Waste Diversion is Key to a Sustainable Community

    Food Waste Diversion is Key to a Sustainable Community
    By Lillianne Brown Editor’s note: We’re happy to have this blog post from one of this year’s President’s Environmental Youth Award winners. Over 20% of our country’s landfills consist of food we throw away. When…
Rank this Week: 84

bevlog

bevlog

Distilling a million label approvals down to the ones that affect you. Tracks legal trends in beer, wine and spirits product approvals. By Lehrman Beverage Law.

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Dec 10

    Maker’s Mark Bourbon Got Tito’d

    Maker’s Mark Bourbon Got Tito’d
    I have focused on beverage labeling law since 1988. During that time it has been very rare for a private party to bring any action against a beer, wine or spirit supplier’s labeling or advertising — unless the basis was trademark.…
  • Nov 22

    Our Craft Boom Echoes all the way to France and Sweden

    Our Craft Boom Echoes all the way to France and Sweden
    I have been hearing about Our Vodka for quite some time but have not had much chance to scope it out. Now that I found time, I thought there would be a lot more there there. I only see US approvals for two in this series so far, to cover…
  • Nov 5

    In Defense of Fireball, PG and Good Journalism

    In Defense of Fireball, PG and Good Journalism
    The Daily Beast published a highly relevant story a few days ago, slamming Fireball and propylene glycol. Fireball is a hugely popular “Cinnamon Whisky,” and a recent label approval is here. The story explains that Fireball…
Rank this Week: 86

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
  • Jul 4

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?
    I practice in the Washington, DC area. Lots of my clients work for federal agencies and contractors who require security clearances as a condition of their employment. The first question they ask when them come to see me is whether a…
  • Jun 18

    Another Appeals Court Approves 2nd Mortgage Stripping in Chapter 20 Case

    Another Appeals Court Approves 2nd Mortgage Stripping in Chapter 20 Case
    The U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, ruled that in a chapter 13 case filed within four years of a previous chapter 7 case (a so-called “chapter 20″), the chapter 13 plan could strip a completely unsecured junior…
  • Jun 8

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”
    Good bankruptcy attorneys spend a lot of time talking with their clients. They give them an awful lot of information. Sometimes clients forget. One of the things clients sometimes forget is the requirement in the Bankruptcy Code…
Rank this Week: 83

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois civil procedure, the Illinois Wrongful Death Act, medical malpractice and medical device liability. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicago-personal-injury-lawyer-blawg.com
  • Jun 17

    $14,000 Cook County Jury Verdict for Rear-End Crash

    $14,000 Cook County Jury Verdict for Rear-End Crash
    On Oct. 30, 2009, Filberto Meza, 37, was traveling eastbound on 25th Street at Central in Cicero, Ill., when his car crashed into the rear end of a stopped motor vehicle.  Juan Magana and Raquel Magana were driver and passenger in that…
  • Jun 16

    $38,000 Jury Verdict Where Car Hits and Injures Teen Standing in Roadway Near a Disabled Car

    $38,000 Jury Verdict Where Car Hits and Injures Teen Standing in Roadway Near a Disabled Car
    On Dec. 15, 2000, Patrick Broderick was driving southbound on Schoolhouse Road when icy conditions caused him to lose control of his car.  His vehicle came to a rest on a snow bank on the east side of the road.  A good Samaritan…
  • May 9

    $971,000 Jury Verdict for Contractor Who Sued for Unpaid Work at the Pritzker Mansion

    $971,000 Jury Verdict for Contractor Who Sued for Unpaid Work at the Pritzker Mansion
    This was a breach of contract case that started out in the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County and then became a law matter tried before a jury. In this case, a verdict of $971,858 was the outcome in a lawsuit brought by the…
Rank this Week: 87

Settle It Now Negotiation Blog

Settle It Now Negotiation Blog

Covers mediation, negotiation and settlement. By Victoria Pynchon.

http://www.negotiationlawblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Our Close the Gap App Arrives in Time for Equal Pay Day

    Our Close the Gap App Arrives in Time for Equal Pay Day
    Close the Gap App™ (sponsored by GoDaddy) is a powerful online tool that takes you on a guided deep dive into your career path. It's like having your very own career or business coach on your desktop or mobile…
  • Nov 16

    Good Night and Good Luck

    Good Night and Good Luck
    I launched the Negotiation Law Blog on October 3, 2006, shortly after I'd earned my LL.M in Conflict Resolution from the Straus Institute at Pepperdine University School of Law. I'm uncertain just how many months earlier I'd begun blogging on…
  • Nov 5

    Getting the Other Guy to the Negotiation Table

    Getting the Other Guy to the Negotiation Table
      This just in from Harvard's Program on Negotiation: In a new study, Nour Kteily of Northwestern University and his colleagues found that low-power groups can influence powerful parties to engage with them through their framing of the…
Rank this Week: 85

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

Covers food poisoning and foodborne illness outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Dec 19

    CDC Warns Do Not Eat Prepackaged Caramel Apples After 5 Listeria Death

    CDC Warns Do Not Eat Prepackaged Caramel Apples After 5 Listeria Death
    Listeria illnesses and deaths in Arizona (4), California (1), Minnesota (4), Missouri (5), New Mexico (5), North Carolina (1), Texas (4), Utah (1), Washington (1) and Wisconsin (2). As of December 18, 2014, a total of 28 people infected with…
  • Dec 19

    Apples and a Recent History of Listeria

    Apples and a Recent History of Listeria
    With at least two deaths in four hospitalizations reported by Team Diarrhea of the Minnesota Department of Public Health linked to caramel apples, and the likelihood of a nationwide Listeria outbreak in the offing, I thought it would be…
  • Dec 18

    Minnesota Health, Agriculture Officials Investigate Listeria Outbreak Linked to Caramel Apple

    Minnesota Health, Agriculture Officials Investigate Listeria Outbreak Linked to Caramel Apple
    Two deaths linked – Pregnant women, newborns and adults with weakened immune systems are most at risk The Minnesota Departments of Health and Agriculture are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food…
Rank this Week: 91

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts personal injury and wrongful death news. By The Law Office of Neil Burns.

http://www.boston-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 13

    Slip and Fall Injury Recovery Made More Difficult by Massachusetts Court

    Slip and Fall Injury Recovery Made More Difficult by Massachusetts Court
    In a case called Sarkisian v. Concept Restaurants, the Appellate Division of the District Court declined to extend the "mode of operation" law to a nightclub in Boston. In Sarkisian, the plaintiff was at a bachelorette party all evening at…
  • Nov 13

    Slip and Fall Injury Recovery Made More Difficult by Massachusetts Court

    Slip and Fall Injury Recovery Made More Difficult by Massachusetts Court
    In a case called Sarkisian v. Concept Restaurants, the Appellate Division of the District Court declined to extend the "mode of operation" law to a nightclub in Boston. In Sarkisian, the plaintiff was at a bachelorette party all evening at…
  • Nov 13

    Slip and Fall Injury Recovery Made More Difficult by Massachusetts Court

    Slip and Fall Injury Recovery Made More Difficult by Massachusetts Court
    In a case called Sarkisian v. Concept Restaurants, the Appellate Division of the District Court declined to extend the "mode of operation" law to a nightclub in Boston. In Sarkisian, the plaintiff was at a bachelorette party all evening at…
Rank this Week: 89