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The Word On Employment Law

The Word On Employment Law

Covers legal issues affecting the workplace. By Dave Whitlock, Chris Parker and Jimmy Daniel.

http://www.wordonemploymentlaw.com
  • Jun 7

    Retaliation Claims Increase

    Retaliation Claims Increase
    Recent trends reveal that employment retaliation claims are on the rise.  Further, courts are taking a hard line on offending employers accused of retaliation in employment.  A review of United States Supreme Court decisions in retaliation…
  • May 19

    Nuclear Fallout

    Nuclear Fallout
    But not in Japan.  Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dominique Strauss-Kahn are making headlines they probably wish they had never made.  While I’m not a man and can, therefore, only surmise that the root of the problem somehow goes back to The…
  • May 17

    There’s An App for That

    There’s An App for That
    And it’s exhibit one to the wage and hour lawsuit that has just been filed against your company.  The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the release of its first smartphone app – a timesheet that allows employees to keep track of…
Rank this Week: 45

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Feb 6

    Form 8971 and Instructions Released but many ??? Remain

    Form 8971 and Instructions Released but many ??? Remain
    The following post is supplied through the courtesy of Bob Wolf (Tener, Van Kirk, Wolf & Moore, P.C., Pittsburgh, PA): The final form 8971 and the instructions to the form have now been released. This is a form that is...
  • Feb 6

    Banks Are Now Helping Parents Plan For Their Children’s Retirement

    Banks Are Now Helping Parents Plan For Their Children’s Retirement
    There are a growing number of banks helping parents with planning for their children’s retirement. A new “Roth IRA for kids” sends the message that it is never too early to start planning for retirement. “Fidelity is the latest on...
  • Feb 6

    Getting Ready For The First Estate Planning Meeting

    Getting Ready For The First Estate Planning Meeting
    Putting together an estate plan with an estate planning attorney is an important task that everyone needs to perform. This column discusses the important steps that people should follow when they are getting ready to have their first estate…
Rank this Week: 48

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

Covers Texas personal injury news and information. By E. Michael Grossman.

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • Dec 23

    Three Injured in Gilbert, AZ Dump Truck Accident

    Three Injured in Gilbert, AZ Dump Truck Accident
    Gilbert, AZ — Three people were injured in an accident with a dump truck that occurred on Monday, December 21, near the intersection of Elliot and Lindsey roads around 7 a.m. According to police, the car and dump truck collided near the…
  • Dec 22

    Brad Gottschall, Johnny Thomas, Injured in St. Mary’s County, MD Box Truck Accident

    Brad Gottschall, Johnny Thomas, Injured in St. Mary’s County, MD Box Truck Accident
    St. Mary’s County, MD — 61-year-old Brad Gottschall was injured in a box truck accident that occurred on Tuesday, December 15, around 6:20 p.m. on Route 235 in Hollywood, Maryland. According to police, 34-year-old Johnny Thomas…
  • Dec 22

    Motorcyclist Injured in SPID in Corpus Christi, TX Collision

    Motorcyclist Injured in SPID in Corpus Christi, TX Collision
    Corpus Christi, TX — A motorcyclist was injured in an accident that occurred in holiday traffic on Monday evening, December 21, on SPID between Everhart and Staples. According to police, the motorcyclist apparently rear-ended the…
Rank this Week: 47

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Feb 6

    Beyond Deportation Event at American Univ. WCL: February 24

    Beyond Deportation Event at American Univ. WCL: February 24
    Calling all DC area immprofs. Head to the new American University WCL campus on February 24 to hear about Shoba S. Wadhia's new book - with bonus discussion of US v. Texas. -KitJ
  • Feb 6

    Classifying Alien

    Classifying Alien
    It's Saturday. You've got work to do but you're checking out the blog. That's cool. We're here for you. Try your hand at this great exercise in distraction that my son brought home from school - Classification of Aliens. You've...
  • Feb 6

    White Supremacists Back the Donald

    White Supremacists Back the Donald
    CNN offers some disturbing news from the political front lines. New Hampshire voters are receiving many robocalls asking for their vote; one is from white nationalists with a simple message: "We don't need Muslims. We need smart,…
Rank this Week: 50

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 49

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

Covers vehicle accidents, clergy abuse, personal injury and wrongful death. By Bisnar Chase.

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Feb 4

    Reward Offered in Deadly Boyle Heights Hit-and-Run Crash

    Reward Offered in Deadly Boyle Heights Hit-and-Run Crash
    Los Angeles city officials are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person responsible for hit-and-run that killed 27-year-old Korina Campos and severely injured her 5-year-old daughter.…
  • Jan 27

    Three Arrested in Fatal Santa Ana Hit-and-Run Crash

    Three Arrested in Fatal Santa Ana Hit-and-Run Crash
    A man and two women were arrested in connection with a deadly Santa Ana hit-and-run crash. According to an NBC news report, the incident occurred the evening of January 24 at the intersection Fairview Street and Dahl Lane. Police say a man…
  • Jan 26

    Santa Ana Bicycle Accident Proves Fatal

    Santa Ana Bicycle Accident Proves Fatal
    A man was killed in a Santa Ana bicycle accident the evening of January 25, 2016. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal bike crash occurred at 17th and La Bonita streets. Police arrived at the scene and saw the…
Rank this Week: 51

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: 54

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: 52

Legal Pad

Legal Pad

Cal Law blog.

http://legalpad.typepad.com/my_weblog/
  • Aug 8

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet
    Justice Anthony Kennedy, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder will all be on hand this week for the American Bar Association's annual meeting in San Francisco—and so will The Recorder. Our…
  • Jul 12

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request
    [Cheryl Miller] In what appears to be a last-gasp effort to save Proposition 8, same-sex marriage opponents have asked the California Supreme Court to immediately ban county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. The Supreme…
  • May 13

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat
    [Vanessa Blum] The White House at long last is closing in on a pick to fill the Northern District judicial seat once held by U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Beth Labson Freeman is the...
Rank this Week: 53

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

Daily Canadian legal news blog powered by the team from Law Times and Canadian Lawyer.

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Feb 5

    Ex-adjudicator loses bid to retain licence

    Ex-adjudicator loses bid to retain licence
    A former Toronto city councillor, lawyer and immigration adjudicator who served seven months in jail for breach of trust and agreeing to accept benefit has been granted permission to surrender his licence to practise law and ordered to pay…
  • Feb 5

    Legal news roundup - Feb. 5, 2016

    Legal news roundup - Feb. 5, 2016
    Canada Inquest to be held in death of inmate at Kingston Penitentiary, Canadian Press Halifax police search for man who tried to pull teenage girl from home, Canadian Press Edmonton police search for laptops stolen from Alberta Health…
  • Feb 4

    Blakes, LegalX to launch digital innovation contest

    Blakes, LegalX to launch digital innovation contest
    As corporations increasingly demand efficiency and tech savvy from their law firms, one such firm has teamed up with a legal technology incubator to launch an innovation contest for developers in the space. The Global Legal Innovation…
Rank this Week: 57

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Feb 3

    Out on the Inside

    Out on the Inside
    We are delighted to welcome this guest post from Deirdre Malone, Director of the Irish Penal Reform Trust. The Trust recently launched a report on the experiences of LGBT people in prison in Ireland.  On 22 May 2015 I stood in the…
  • Jan 27

    A&L Goodbody and Irish Refugee Council Asylum Law Award 2016

    A&L Goodbody and Irish Refugee Council Asylum Law Award 2016
    The A&L Goodbody and Irish Refugee Council Asylum Law Award 2016 provides UCD students with the opportunity to gain invaluable legal expertise before applying for a career in law. Put your legal drafting and advocacy skills to use in our…
  • Jan 15

    The Espaces Generation Climat and the domestication of public engagement

    The Espaces Generation Climat and the domestication of public engagement
    Dr. Tomaso Ferrando This is the second post of the online symposium on the Paris Climate Agreement co-hosted by Law and Global Justice at Durham and Human Rights in Ireland. The first contribution by Julia Dehm can be found…
Rank this Week: 58

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/
  • Jan 29

    Certain claims carry a presumption as to amount-in-controversy that will lead directly to federal court

    Certain claims carry a presumption as to amount-in-controversy that will lead directly to federal court
    Robertson v Exxon Mobil Corp., 2015 WL 9592499 (5th Cir. Dec. 31, 2015). In a personal injury and a property damage action, the Fifth Circuit reversed the district court’s order remanding the action finding that the defendants had by…
  • Jan 13

    Fifth Circuit weighs in on ambiguous class definition

    Fifth Circuit weighs in on ambiguous class definition
    Arbuckle Mountain Ranch of Texas Inc v Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Case No. 15-10955, 2016 WL 98128 (5th Cir. Jan 7, 2016). In a 2-1 decision, the Fifth Circuit examined an ambiguous complaint suggesting two class definitions, (one a…
  • Jan 12

    A Noteworthy Event – March 17-18

    A Noteworthy Event – March 17-18
    With new claims arising out of the Video Privacy Protection Act and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), ACI’s Data Breach & Privacy Litigation and Enforcement conference on March 17-18, 2016 at the Union League in Philadelphia…
Rank this Week: 55

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: 56

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    Star Wars: Good or bad for movie myth-making?

    Star Wars: Good or bad for movie myth-making?
    Software aside, copyright protection is seldom viewed as a means for acquiring market leadership in content-creation industries. Truth be told, the treatment of such a clearly functional creation as software as a literary work has always…
  • Feb 4

    Can GIFs infringe copyright? In Europe the answer is potentially 'yes'

    Can GIFs infringe copyright? In Europe the answer is potentially 'yes'
    Facebook GIF buttonThanks to Katfriend and scholar Martin Husovec (Tilburg University) this Kat has become aware that, after Facebook, also Twitter is on the move to introduce a dedicated GIF button (although for the moment it is only testing…
  • Feb 4

    Katcall for new positions in the IPKat team

    Katcall for new positions in the IPKat team
    The IPKat is pleased to announce a new and exciting opportunity for aspiring community bloggers!  Considering the running of the IPKat blog in the future, the IPKat team is proposing to create a new role, to be called "InternKat".The…
Rank this Week: 59

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
  • Feb 6

    Unsettled Question: Another Court Rules That Bankruptcy Client Worksheets Are Privileged

    Unsettled Question: Another Court Rules That Bankruptcy Client Worksheets Are Privileged
    An unsettled, and even unsettling, question for bankruptcy lawyers and debtors alike is whether client worksheets can be examined by the other side in a contested bankruptcy court hearing.  Does the attorney-client privilege protect such…
  • Feb 2

    Bankruptcy Avoids Judgments That “Cloud” Your Right

    Bankruptcy Avoids Judgments That “Cloud” Your Right
    “Anything that casts a cloud or diminishes the value of of an exemption is suspect and can be avoided.”  Those simple words are important to people facing bankruptcy. The fresh start in bankruptcy is real.  And sometimes…
  • Jan 31

    STUFF YOU KEEP IN BANKRUPTCY

    STUFF YOU KEEP IN BANKRUPTCY
    When you file a bankruptcy, you get to keep property that is considered exempt under the laws of your state. Wow! That’s great: get rid of debts and keep the house, car and whatever… Of course, it’s not quite that easy and…
Rank this Week: 62

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Feb 6

    Flint and Minoritarian Fiscal Illusion: Will Republicans and Libertarians Stand Up and Cheer for Governmental Liability?

    Flint and Minoritarian Fiscal Illusion: Will Republicans and Libertarians Stand Up and Cheer for Governmental Liability?
    There has been a longstanding debate in legal academia about whether government is really afflicted by "fiscal illusion" -- that is, the illusion that governmental officials care mostly or only about costs affecting the fisc and,…
  • Feb 5

    The Rule of Law in the Real World.

    The Rule of Law in the Real World.
    This round of prawfsblawgging comes at an exciting and terrifying time for me: my first book, The Rule of Law in the Real World, comes out in a few days, courtesy of Cambridge University Press. It's an attempt to reconcile the philosophical,…
  • Feb 5

    More intentional foul

    More intentional foul
    Following on my earlier post, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver now says he will have the league's Competition Committee explore ways to restrict the practice, explicitly recognizing it as an aesthetic concern. But any rule has to consider all…
Rank this Week: 64

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Covers Los Angeles personal injury and car accident information. By Robert B. Reeves.

http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 5

    Fact or Fiction: In China Convicted Defendants Can Hire “Body Doubles” to Serve Their Sentence

    Fact or Fiction: In China Convicted Defendants Can Hire “Body Doubles” to Serve Their Sentence
    Incredibly, this is true! Slate.com originally broke the story of how the super rich in China get with pretty much everything, including murder. According to Slate, a wealthy 20-year-old named Hu was drag racing his friends, when he struck…
  • Jan 22

    Most Important New California Laws of 2016

    Most Important New California Laws of 2016
    A whopping 807 new laws will come into effect in California in 2016. Here are some of the most important: HEALTHCARE Doctors will be allowed to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to certain terminally ill patients. California is now the…
  • Jan 16

    When People Sue and Sue and Sue and Sue … Vexatious Litigant

    When People Sue and Sue and Sue and Sue … Vexatious Litigant
    Their lawsuits add strain to already overburdened court systems. Some jurisdictions, like California, maintain a list of vexatious litigants to screen them out for special handling. In addition, lawyers can be disciplined or disbarred for…
Rank this Week: 65

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Feb 5

    A Little Bit of History of Raw Milk and Organic Pasture

    A Little Bit of History of Raw Milk and Organic Pasture
    October 2015 – Organic Pastures Raw Milk Linked to Campylobacter Test: Raw milk produced by Organic Pastures Dairy of Fresno County with a code date of OCT 24 is the subject of a statewide recall and quarantine order announced by…
  • Feb 4

    USDA Finalizes New Food Safety Measures to Reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in Poultry

    USDA Finalizes New Food Safety Measures to Reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in Poultry
    New Standards to Help Prevent an Estimated 50,000 Illnesses Annually WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2016 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced the finalization of new federal…
  • Feb 4

    Kansas Buffalo Wild Wings Hit with Noroviru

    Kansas Buffalo Wild Wings Hit with Noroviru
    The Kansas health department is yet to find the cause and source of a gastrointestinal illness that affected at least 10 people who ate at a Buffalo Wild Wings Inc restaurant, a spokeswoman for the department’s Johnson County office…
Rank this Week: 60

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: 66

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

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

Covers federal crimes and criminal defense. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 63

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 6

    The Los Angeles Times does CRISPR patent battle

    The Los Angeles Times does CRISPR patent battle
    The article The billion-dollar CRISPR patent battle: A case of big money shaping science discusses the patent interference battle between Doudna and Zhang .Of some interest:Because the initial Doudna and Zhang patent filings predated the…
  • Feb 6

    Plagiarism issue in Iowa handled quite differently than at Southern Illinois University (SIU)

    Plagiarism issue in Iowa handled quite differently than at Southern Illinois University (SIU)
    A few years ago, Southern Illinois University was in the headlines concerning one case of self-plagiarism(involving a strategic plan presented to SIU copied from a plan in Texas, although the same person wrote both plans) and one case of…
  • Feb 5

    Apple files for mistrial in VirnetX case

    Apple files for mistrial in VirnetX case
    The Varge, citing to the Texas Lawyer, states that Apple has filed for a mistrial in the VirnetX case:Apple has filed for a mistrial in a patent infringement suit just days after being ordered to pay $625.6 million in damages. VirnetX, which…
Rank this Week: 67

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

Provides global privacy and information security law updates and analysis. By Hunton & Williams.

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 68

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
  • Feb 5

    The Privatization of Terrorism Blacklists Will Damage Innocent Live

    The Privatization of Terrorism Blacklists Will Damage Innocent Live
    A private service used to screen customers and clients is blacklisting thousands of people as terrorists. A private service that banks, employers, and government agencies use to screen customers and clients is blacklisting thousands of…
  • Feb 5

    Pentagon Releases 198 Abuse Photos in Long-Running Lawsuit. What They Don’t Show Is a Bigger Story.

    Pentagon Releases 198 Abuse Photos in Long-Running Lawsuit. What They Don’t Show Is a Bigger Story.
    The Defense Department’s rationale for not releasing the photos is contrary to democratic governance. Today, after more than a decade of legal battles and stonewalling, the Department of Defense released 198 photos relating to prisoner…
  • Feb 5

    Who is Chelsea Manning?

    Who is Chelsea Manning?
    Listen to Chelsea Manning share her story in this new podcast. Whistleblower. Traitor. Transwoman. Freak. Hero. Chelsea Manning has been called many things and is recognizable to many.   She has informed the public of United States…
Rank this Week: 70

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

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

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    Note To Democrats: Debate Policy, Not Character

    Note To Democrats: Debate Policy, Not Character
    Kumbaya my Lord, kumbayaKumbaya my Lord, kumbayaKumbaya my Lord, kumbayaOh Lord, kumbaya   Someone's singing Lord, kumbayaSomeone's singing Lord, kumbayaSomeone's singing Lord, kumbayaOh Lord, kumbayah Etc. In 1980, the first…
  • Feb 1

    If You Have Nothing Nice To Say . . .

    If You Have Nothing Nice To Say . . .
    I wrote this piece five years ago, after the New York Times reported that it had been five years since Justice Clarence Thomas uttered a word from bench during oral argument.  Today, the Times reminds us that the silent treatment…
  • Jan 19

    On Loving Bernie But Not Feeling The Bern

    On Loving Bernie But Not Feeling The Bern
    The 2016 presidential campaign so far has been driven largely by fear.  The Republicans are cynically drawing on (and generating) the fear of terrorist attacks and the fear of a fading American dream for the white working class. …
Rank this Week: 69

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Feb 2

    A positive result

    A positive result
    United States v. Plant was a difficult appeal, for a lot of reasons.  Ultimately we were able to get some relief at the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.  The court set-aside a conviction of child endangerment and ordered a…
  • Jan 30

    If

    If
    “If we prioritize conviction rates rather than having just verdicts, and if we vote that way in elections, this problem [of unfair, biased criminal prosecutions] will just continue.” by Todd VanDerWerff on January 11,…
  • Jan 17

    WTR-Military Law Review article

    WTR-Military Law Review article
    Barracks, Dormitories, and Capitol Hill: Finding Justice in the Divergent Politics of Military and College Sexual Assault Rudderless: 15 Years and Still Little Direction on the Boundaries of Military Rule of Evidence 513 Open-Ended…
Rank this Week: 72

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Helps women navigate the intricacies of divorce and save money along the way. By Helene Taylor.

http://heleneltaylor.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 71

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

Covers legal developments for civil litigators in Minnesota. By Seth Leventhal.

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Nov 14

    “A Question of Exceptional Importance”

    “A Question of Exceptional Importance”
    Update (November 14, 2014): Since my earlier post on Bruce Carneil Webster’s case, below (the death penalty case in which Dorsey & Whitney lawyers are fighting for Webster, a mentally retarded man on death row), Webster lost the…
  • Nov 13

    Yet Another Minnesota Attorneys’ Fee Hair Cut: Green v. BMW.

    Yet Another Minnesota Attorneys’ Fee Hair Cut: Green v. BMW.
    Update (November 13, 2014): This endless case might be nearing its end, with the Minnesota Court of Appeals’ dramatic reduction in the trial court’s award of the victorious Plaintiff’s lawyers’ fees. We conclude…
  • Nov 12

    Too Much Sugar is Bad For You (Like Tens of Thousands of Tons for Millions of Dollars)

    Too Much Sugar is Bad For You (Like Tens of Thousands of Tons for Millions of Dollars)
    Update (November 12, 2014): It seems with each filing (as described below) the news gets worse for defendant U.S. Sugar Company in this case, which appears to be about the defendant’s misfortune of buying sugar at historic high prices…
Rank this Week: 73

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Feb 6

    Army Combat Exercise in Hawaii Plays Down Cyber Threat

    Army Combat Exercise in Hawaii Plays Down Cyber Threat
    In a recent visit to PACOM with other Stanford colleagues, we had the chance to observe an Army brigade combat team exercise.  This exercise involved an opposing force that was operating under free-play conditions—that is, the…
  • Feb 6

    Terrorism Taxonomy: Gil Avriel’s “Civilitary Theory”

    Terrorism Taxonomy: Gil Avriel’s “Civilitary Theory”
    As Jack noted earlier this week, the new issue of the Harvard National Security Law Journal (for which Jack, Bobby, Ben and I serve as advisors) contains a number of ground-breaking articles, including pieces by Lawfare’s own Ashley…
  • Feb 6

    The Lawfare Podcast: Defense Strategies for the Next President

    The Lawfare Podcast: Defense Strategies for the Next President
    This week as Iowa voters took to the caucuses, Brookings hosted a panel discussion on defense strategy for the next president. The panel, moderated by Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon, included Robert Kagan of the…
Rank this Week: 75

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Feb 6

    Officials decline to name Kentucky restaurant in Salmonella outbreak

    Officials decline to name Kentucky restaurant in Salmonella outbreak
    The Estill County, Kentucky Health Department reports that it is investigating a Salmonella outbreak in the community. Of the 41 people showing symptoms, 19 are confirmed to have Salmonella infections. All 19 of those people reported eating…
  • Feb 6

    Peanut allergy threat prompts fried bean snack recall

    Peanut allergy threat prompts fried bean snack recall
    TF Foods of Paramount, Calif., is recalling its 10.60-ounceo packages of “Fried Bean Snack (Na-Pia-Jo)” treats because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk…
  • Feb 6

    Salmonella spurs recall of Margaritaville Banana Cream Pie Filling

    Salmonella spurs recall of Margaritaville Banana Cream Pie Filling
    The Jel Sert Co. of West Chicago, Ill., is voluntarily recalling 52 cases of Margaritaville Banana Cream Pie Filling because it has the possibility to be contaminated with Salmonella. The pie filling was used for sales samples and gift…
Rank this Week: 77

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Feb 6

    Cover-up Causes Delay in Care

    Cover-up Causes Delay in Care
    News4Jax reported the tragic and preventable death of Nadine McBurnett while a resident at Terrace of Jacksonville nursing home.  McBurnett suffered a preventable fall at the home but the facility failed to contact the family or…
  • Feb 5

    CNA Sexually Assaults Resident

    CNA Sexually Assaults Resident
    WCNC had two articles (here and here) about the horrific sexual assault of a nursing home resident by a caregiver.  Douglas Steven Little has been charged with second-degree forcible sex offense, sexual act by a private institution…
  • Feb 4

    Surveillance Video Records Assault

    Surveillance Video Records Assault
    WKBW reported on a incident that once again proves how necessary cameras in nursing homes are to protect the residents from abuse and neglect.   Susan Sanborn, a social worker at Absolut Care of Orchard Park, is facing charges…
Rank this Week: 74

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Feb 5

    Confira os destaques da TV Justiça para o fim de semana

    Confira os destaques da TV Justiça para o fim de semana
    Sexta-feira, 5/2 20h30 - Iluminuras Mestre e doutora em Direito Constitucional, a professora Christine Peter fala de sua vocação pela sala de aula e de sua paixão pela literatura no Iluminuras. Com dois livros na bagagem,…
  • Feb 5

    Campanha contra a abstenção eleitoral será lançada neste carnaval

    Campanha contra a abstenção eleitoral será lançada neste carnaval
    Por iniciativa do ministro Marco Aurélio, do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), uma campanha contra a abstenção eleitoral será lançada neste carnaval, em um trio elétrico em Salvador (BA).…
  • Feb 5

    Juízes questionam em ADI corte do orçamento da Justiça do Trabalho

    Juízes questionam em ADI corte do orçamento da Justiça do Trabalho
    A Associação Nacional dos Magistrados da Justiça do Trabalho (Anamatra) ajuizou Ação Direta de Inconstitucionalidade (ADI 5468) no Supremo Tribunal Federal questionando a Lei Orçamentária Anual…
Rank this Week: 78

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Covers cruise passenger and crew safety, seafarer conditions, maritime law and all types of injuries at sea. By Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A.

http://www.lipcon.com/blog/feed/
  • May 29

    Norovirus Goes Airborne: What this Could Mean for Cruise Lines and Passenger

    Norovirus Goes Airborne: What this Could Mean for Cruise Lines and Passenger
    Norovirus is serious news for the cruise industry. Every year, the virus sickens roughly 20 million people and ruins cruise vacations for countless travelers. The virus is notorious for affecting enclosed populations, which is why it spreads…
  • May 27

    3 Popular Cruise Ship Activities that Require Passengers to Sign Waiver

    3 Popular Cruise Ship Activities that Require Passengers to Sign Waiver
    Thinking about cruising anytime soon? If so, you’re not alone. Summer is quickly approaching, which means that kids are out of school and it’s the perfect time to take a family vacation. Naturally, a cruise is one of the top types…
  • May 26

    5 Safety Tips for Canoeing and Kayaking

    5 Safety Tips for Canoeing and Kayaking
    With summer fast approaching, many are opting to head out to open waters and enjoy all that the ocean or waterways have to offer. And for many, that includes trying new options, like canoeing or kayaking. These activities are often low-cost,…
Rank this Week: 76

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 79

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/
  • Jan 8

    Pedestrian Critically Injured In Westwood Hit-and-Run Crash

    Pedestrian Critically Injured In Westwood Hit-and-Run Crash
    A pedestrian suffered critical injuries in a Westwood area car accident, which officials said, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, the major injury collision occurred near the corner of Wilshire…
  • Jan 5

    Driver Arrested In Fatal Santa Ana Hit-and-Run Case

    Driver Arrested In Fatal Santa Ana Hit-and-Run Case
    A 22-year-old Santa Ana woman has been arrested a month after she fled the scene of a fatal hit-and-run crash. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, Belen Guadalupe was arrested after investigators tracked her down from a…
  • Dec 31

    DUI Crash In City Of Industry Causes Critical Injurie

    DUI Crash In City Of Industry Causes Critical Injurie
    Two men were injured, one critically, in a car crash in Industry the night of December 27, 2015. According to a report in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the major injury collision occurred at the intersection of Valley Boulevard and Giano…
Rank this Week: 81

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 80

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
  • Feb 5

    Law and Economics for the Read-Write Generation: A Review of Guido Calabresi’s “The Future of Law and Economics”

    Law and Economics for the Read-Write Generation: A Review of Guido Calabresi’s “The Future of Law and Economics”
    One of the great pleasures of this little book is that it does not attempt to be exhaustive. Reading it feels like being whisked through a behind-the-scenes tour of a chocolate boutique, with the chocolatier himself merely gesturing modestly…
  • Feb 5

    Means and Ends in Law and Economic

    Means and Ends in Law and Economic
    Is law and economics about means, ends, or both? This question, which lies at the heart of Guido Calabresi’s intriguing new book, turns out to have no easy answer.  Law and economics is by turns imperialistic and indifferent, a…
  • Feb 4

    (R)evolution in Law & Economic

    (R)evolution in Law & Economic
    It is a real pleasure to read Guido Calabresi’s The Future of Law and Economics almost 20 years after taking his torts class. Calabresi always struck me as a warm and inspiring presence at Yale. He’s attained eminence as…
Rank this Week: 84

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Feb 3

    $70,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic Neck and Back Soft Tissue Injurie

    $70,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic Neck and Back Soft Tissue Injurie
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing non-pecuniary damages at $70,000 for chronic soft tissue injuries. In today’s case (Suthakar v. Humble) the Plaintiff was involved in a…
  • Jan 29

    Court of Appeal Split on Whether Credibility Finding on Misapprehended Evidence Warrants New Trial

    Court of Appeal Split on Whether Credibility Finding on Misapprehended Evidence Warrants New Trial
    Reasons for judgement were released today with split reasons but the BC Court of Appeal addressing whether a new trial is warranted where a Court makes an adverse credibility finding based in part on misapprehended evidence. In today’s…
  • Jan 27

    Revenge Porn Leads to $100,000 Award in First of its Kind Case in Canada

    Revenge Porn Leads to $100,000 Award in First of its Kind Case in Canada
    When a person shares sexually explicit images with another in confidence and has that confidence betrayed by the recipient posting the images publicly on line are there recognized grounds to sue for damages?  A recent case in Ontario…
Rank this Week: 85

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/
  • Jan 29

    Concordia Law Dean Named University VP

    Concordia Law Dean Named University VP
    Concordia Law Dean Cathy Silak has been named Concordia University's new Vice President for community engagement. She will also remain dean temporarily, as the school conducts a search for her replacement.
  • Jan 29

    Indiana - Indianapolis Seeks Health Law VAP

    Indiana - Indianapolis Seeks Health Law VAP
    This just in: The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law invites applications for a 2016-17 visiting assistant professor position, for one or two semesters. The position would primarily involve teaching courses in the Health Law…
  • Jan 28

    Matthew Parlow Named Dean Of Chapman Law

    Matthew Parlow Named Dean Of Chapman Law
    Chapman University has announced that Matthew J. Parlow will serve as the next dean of the law school, starting this summer. He is currently the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Marquette University Law School. Parlow holds a JD from...
Rank this Week: 82

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
Rank this Week: 87

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Jan 17

    17 Seconds #20

    17 Seconds #20
    Trademark Audit 101 In December 2014, shortly after creating 17 Seconds (which, in case you hadn’t noticed, is always published at 17:17 on the 17th of each month, because 17), I audited all of the trademarks used by Clocktower Law and…
  • Dec 31

    LawLawLaw #38

    LawLawLaw #38
    Technology, Law, Baseball, Rock ‘n’ Roll. About LawLawLaw My name is Erik Heels, and this is my LawLawLawTM newsletter. Since 2001, LawLawLaw has documented trends in technology, law (mostly patents and trademarks), baseball…
  • Dec 17

    17 Seconds #19

    17 Seconds #19
    Are You Going To File Patents And Trademarks In Europe? That’s what Clocktower Law is going to ask from now on when foreign filing deadlines are approaching. Rather than asking generally about filing foreign patents and trademarks,…
Rank this Week: 86

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: 83

AZ Bankruptcy Blog

AZ Bankruptcy Blog

Focused on Chapter 7 bankruptcy. By Joseph C. McDaniel.

http://www.arizonabankruptcyblog.info/
  • Nov 29

    Important Bankruptcy Recap: Don't Bank where you owe Money!

    Important Bankruptcy Recap: Don't Bank where you owe Money!
    We tell clients this repeatedly. Why mention this? It's simple: If a creditor (like a bank, for instance) has direct access to your bank account (as banks often do), then you can consider your checking balance dumped into the rancor pit as…
  • Nov 18

    Jefferson County sets records in Chapter 9 Bankruptcy

    Jefferson County sets records in Chapter 9 Bankruptcy
    Jefferson County is suffering, a roughly four billion dollar debt they cannot pay is forcing them to take the road many other cities are already debating: Chapter 9 Bankruptcy.
  • Nov 8

    Occupation of Phoenix not going so smoothly

    Occupation of Phoenix not going so smoothly
    Wandering around downtown I came across the fabled Occupy Phoenix movement. It's not going as awkwardly as elsewhere, but it's clearly having issues of its own as a group.
Rank this Week: 88

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/
  • Feb 6

    Previewing interim charges at House Corrections Committee

    Previewing interim charges at House Corrections Committee
    The Texas House Corrections Committee will meet Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss an array of interim charges, so lets preview each of them ahead of time. First up on Tuesday:Study incarceration rates for non-violent drug offenses and the cost…
  • Feb 6

    Ban on benefits to women offenders with kids harms reentry, offends common sense

    Ban on benefits to women offenders with kids harms reentry, offends common sense
    Though Texas relaxed its prohibition on drug offenders receiving food stamps during the latest legislative session, the state remains an outlier when it comes to denying benefits to women convicted of drug offenses who're raising kids on…
  • Feb 5

    More on mulcting probationers for fees in Bell County, Texa

    More on mulcting probationers for fees in Bell County, Texa
    In a recent post ("Probation Fines Contribute to 'Debtor's Prison' Problem in Texas"), Grits contributing writer Sandra Guerra Thompson linked to a report from the Robina Institute analyzing the Bell County probation system based on an…
Rank this Week: 91

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

Covers California punitive damages litigation. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 92