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White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Oct 6

    Rob Cary's Book on Senator Ted Steven

    Rob Cary's Book on Senator Ted Steven
    Rob Cary's book, "Not Guilty: The Unlawful Prosecution of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens" is a wonderful read and reminder of what needs to be corrected in our criminal justice system. Discovery in a criminal case is incredibly important,…
  • Oct 3

    New Sentencing Guidelines in England and Wales for Fraud, Bribery and Money Laundering Offence

    New Sentencing Guidelines in England and Wales for Fraud, Bribery and Money Laundering Offence
    In May, the Sentencing Council for England and Wales issued their "Fraud, Bribery and Money Laundering Offences - Definitive Guidelines." The Guidelines apply to "all individual offenders aged 18 and older and to organisations…
  • Oct 1

    Majority Opinion in Thomas Dale DeLay v. State of Texa

    Majority Opinion in Thomas Dale DeLay v. State of Texa
    And here it is. DeLay v. State of Texas. To clarify my ealier comments, the majority held that DeLay did not commit or conspire to commit money laundering. He did not launder or conspire to launder criminally derived proceeds, because...
Rank this Week: 46

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Oct 17

    The car dealers’ sneak attack in Michigan

    The car dealers’ sneak attack in Michigan
    As we have reported frequently on this blog (see, e.g., here, here, here, here, here and here) the car dealers have been making remarkably silly arguments in their fight to prevent Tesla from distributing its electrical vehicles…
  • Oct 2

    October 7 Heritage Foundation Event Highlights Economic Liberties Protected by the Constitution

    October 7 Heritage Foundation Event Highlights Economic Liberties Protected by the Constitution
    I highly recommend that free market aficionados attend or listen to the Heritage Foundation’s October 7 program on economic liberties and the Constitution.  This event, hosted by my colleague Paul Larkin, will feature presentations…
  • Sep 19

    Enterprise Cities, Competition, and Economic Growth

    Enterprise Cities, Competition, and Economic Growth
    Shanker Singham of the Babson Global Institute (formerly a leading international trade lawyer and author of the most comprehensive one-volume work on the interplay between competition and international trade policy) has published a short…
Rank this Week: 47

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 48

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Oct 16

    3 Count: Can I Stream It?

    3 Count: Can I Stream It?
    Both CBS and HBO announce Internet only streaming options and Aereo faces a very hostile judge in hearing over injunction.
  • Oct 15

    3 Count: $1 Billion Question

    3 Count: $1 Billion Question
    YouTube hits $1 billion in ContentID payouts, Aereo to face TV broadcasters in court and Microsoft sends some false DMCA notices.
  • Oct 14

    5 Difficult Truths About Plagiarism

    5 Difficult Truths About Plagiarism
    While we like to think that, through a combination of technology and social change, we can solve any problem. Plagiarism is not going anywhere.
Rank this Week: 49

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/
  • Oct 18

    Why Houston won't get the private prison museum it deserve

    Why Houston won't get the private prison museum it deserve
    Okay, they almost got me. I couldn't tell for sure just from reading it if this Free Press Houston story was satire. Editors confirmed that it is. Lucky I checked before writing something, a reliable reader sent it to Grits thinking it was…
  • Oct 18

    Waste in the justice system? Say it ain't so!

    Waste in the justice system? Say it ain't so!
    Do you have stories of government waste?Texas Public Policy Action, a 501c(4), is collecting stories of government waste through next Friday Oct. 24, with the top suggestion receiving $4,000. All suggestions will be compiled into an…
  • Oct 17

    Dallas News urges Dems to split tickets in DA's race

    Dallas News urges Dems to split tickets in DA's race
    Ouch! The Dallas Morning News endorsed Republican Susan Hawk for District Attorney over incumbent Craig Watkins in an editorial which concluded:Watkins, 46, relied even more on straight-ticket Democratic votes in his narrow 2010 re-election…
Rank this Week: 50

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Oct 17

    Another Prosecution Bar Case, but With a Twist

    Another Prosecution Bar Case, but With a Twist
    As I’ve pointed out elsewhere here, the adoption of the AIA has created various issues for existing prosecution bars: if you are using a pre-AIA form, consider whether it applies to the new post-grant proceedings.  Courts are…
  • Oct 17

    How is Patent Litigation like Baseball?

    How is Patent Litigation like Baseball?
    By Jason Rantanen I’m a moderately-dedicated baseball fan*, so I’ve been listening** to quite a few baseball games over the past few weeks.  And as I’ve been listening to the games, it’s struck me that in many…
  • Oct 16

    Director Michelle Lee

    Director Michelle Lee
    The White House has announced President Obama’s plans to nominate Michelle Lee for the position of Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.…
Rank this Week: 51

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Oct 19

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download
    in criminal law and procedure ejournals are here. The usual disclaimers apply. RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 356 A 'Holocaust in Slow Motion?' America's Mass Incarceration and the Role of Discretion Mark William Osler and Mark W. Bennett…
  • Oct 19

    "Rob Cary's Book on Senator Ted Stevens"

    "Rob Cary's Book on Senator Ted Stevens"
    Ellen Podgor has this post at White Collar Crime Prof Blog praising the book. In part: Discovery in a criminal case is incredibly important, and this book emphasizes its importance in the criminal justice system and to society. In white...
  • Oct 18

    "Eric Holder's Piddling Change to Appeal Waivers"

    "Eric Holder's Piddling Change to Appeal Waivers"
    Bill Otis has this post at Crime & Consequences: The Attorney General has directed that appeal waivers in plea agreements should no longer require that defendants waive the right to raise ineffective assistance of counsel claims. The…
Rank this Week: 52

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse…

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse Notices

Features copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret cease and desist notices.

http://www.chillingeffects.org/
  • Sep 2

    Japanese Court Removal Request

    Japanese Court Removal Request
    International: Japanese Court Removal Request; <br> <i>From:</i> ( Japan) <i>To:</i> Twitter, Inc.
  • Sep 1

    This Website has no Pier

    This Website has no Pier
    Trademark: <br> <i>From:</i> York Condominium Corporation No. 382 <i>To:</i> <br><i>Date:</i> 2014-08-22
  • Aug 29

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google
    DMCA Notices: <br> <i>From:</i> VeronickaM/ MyFreeCams <i>To:</i> Google, Inc.<br><i>Date:</i>
Rank this Week: 53

Legal Blog Watch

Legal Blog Watch

Covers the legal community's daily buzz. From Law.com & Carolyn Elefant & Robert Ambrogi.

http://legalblogwatch.typepad.com/legal_blog_watch/
  • Jun 25

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge
    The legal blogosphere is taking note of an amusing new guide to legal writing, courtesy of Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Kopf and his entertaining blog, Hercules and the Umpire. (Hat tip: Lawyerist) Kopf, who joined the short…
  • Jun 19

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man
    The Pioneer Press (via ABA Journal) has the story of a Minnesota man who was sentenced to probation this week after pleading guilty to making a terroristic threat against a police officer -- a threat that took the unusual form of a tattoo of…
  • Jun 12

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has revived a lawsuit by an Oklahoma man who objects to the image of a Native American sculpture on the state's license plates because its message conflicts with his Christian beliefs. The…
Rank this Week: 54

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Oct 19

    Ebola will be a Chapter VII issue

    Ebola will be a Chapter VII issue
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin Right now, the Ebola virus is spreading across the Africa, and the ability of the most affected states – Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea – to stop and contain the virus is very much in…
  • Oct 19

    Events and Announcements: October 19, 2014

    Events and Announcements: October 19, 2014
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Events On Thursday, November 13, 2014, the University of Georgia School of Law and the ASIL International Legal Theory Interest Group will convene a book workshop on “International Law as…
  • Oct 18

    Weekend Roundup: October 4-17, 2014

    Weekend Roundup: October 4-17, 2014
    by An Hertogen by An Hertogen This fortnight on Opinio Juris, Jens discussed how to get Quirin right when Quirin was wrong. Kevin asked for sources backing the US position on self-defence against non-state actors, while…
Rank this Week: 55

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    About Those Obamacare Subsidy Calculations ..........

    About Those Obamacare Subsidy Calculations ..........
    If you are among the millions waiting on 2015 plans and wondering about your premium subsidy, worry no more. The folks at About have broken down the process into these simple steps.The premium assistance tax credit is lower of…
  • Oct 19

    Double Whammy, ObamaTax-style

    Double Whammy, ObamaTax-style
    First the bad news:"ObamaCare shoppers in search of the lowest-cost plan may come down with a mild case of rate shock when 2015 exchange enrollment begins next month ... the cost of the cheapest bronze plan will jump an average of…
  • Oct 18

    Cancer Walk Thank You

    Cancer Walk Thank You
    So, the Making Strides Against Cancer walk took place this morning, and I'm happy to report that we all made it through the grueling 3.1 mile course. Thankfully, the rain held off until we'd finished (Yay!); some 10,000 people took part in…
Rank this Week: 56

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Sep 30

    NYS Dep't. of Labor applies right to control test to determine employee statu

    NYS Dep't. of Labor applies right to control test to determine employee statu
    Dunno v. Commissioner of Labor, ___A.D.3d___(3d Dep't. Sept. 25, 2014), is an interesting case. The court held that a security guard was an employee and not an independent contractor. The court applied the common law right to control test,…
  • Sep 29

    20 Best Job

    20 Best Job
    Glassdoor, the a jobs and career community, has identified 20 of the highest rated jobs for work-life balance. This list was compiled based entirely on employee feedback shared on Glassdoor over the past year. The full lis is available…
  • Sep 26

    What Do Education Lawyers Do?

    What Do Education Lawyers Do?
    The National School Board's Association has a web page dedicated to careers in Education Law which readers may find of interest, here. They describe what school board lawyers do in part, as follows: Advisers Guiding School Boards on Legal…
Rank this Week: 57

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    Collins: Towards a Grand Unified Theory of International Economic Law

    Collins: Towards a Grand Unified Theory of International Economic Law
    David A. Collins (City Univ. London - Law) has posted Towards a Grand Unified Theory of International Economic Law. Here's the abstract:This article offers chaos, a theory drawn from the physical sciences, as an explanatory model for…
  • Oct 17

    Special Issue: Transitional Justice Mechanisms for Somalia

    Special Issue: Transitional Justice Mechanisms for Somalia
    The latest issue of Northeast African Studies (Vol. 14, no. 2, 2014) contains a forum on "Transitional Justice Mechanisms for Somalia." Contents include:Fowsia Abdulkadir & Rahma Abdulkadir, Introduction: Transitional Justice Mechanisms…
  • Oct 17

    Scobbie: Human Rights Protection During Armed Conflict: What, When, and for Whom?

    Scobbie: Human Rights Protection During Armed Conflict: What, When, and for Whom?
    Iain Scobbie (Univ. of Manchester - Law) has posted Human Rights Protection During Armed Conflict: What, When, and for Whom? (in Convergence and Conflicts of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law in Military Operations, Erika de Wet…
Rank this Week: 58

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Oct 18

    In And Out

    In And Out
    The Louisiana Supreme Court decided a number of bar admission matters last week. The court granted admission to an applicant who had a prior history as a civilian and in the military. The Committee on Bar Admissions ("Committee")…
  • Oct 17

    Credible Self-Regulation

    Credible Self-Regulation
    Any credible disciplinary system requires that a complained-about attorney provide substantive and meaningful cooperation with the bar investigation. Failure to cooperate is treated as conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice. New…
  • Oct 16

    Computergate Conviction Leads To Consent Disbarment

    Computergate Conviction Leads To Consent Disbarment
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has accepted the consent disbarment of an attorney convicted in the so-called Computergate matter. Matt Miller of pennlive reported on the conviction and appeal in September 2013 The state Superior Court refused…
Rank this Week: 59

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Oct 19

    CDC: Nut Butter Salmonella Outbreak Investigation is Now Officially Over

    CDC: Nut Butter Salmonella Outbreak Investigation is Now Officially Over
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its final update on the Salmonella Braenderup infections linked to nut butters manufactured by nSpired Natural Foods. Six people were infected with the strain…
  • Oct 18

    Letter From the Editor: Merrigan Does the McGovern

    Letter From the Editor: Merrigan Does the McGovern
    I think I am qualified to say that my friend Senator McGovern would have liked the George McGovern Lecture delivered last week in Rome by former Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan. The lecture named for the former South Dakota…
  • Oct 18

    Dietary Supplement Recalled For Salmonella Contamination

    Dietary Supplement Recalled For Salmonella Contamination
    AMS Health Sciences is recalling 2014 bottles of Saba Shark Cartilage Complex due to possible contamination of Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children frail or elderly people, and…
Rank this Week: 60

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    The History Roll has a review of Kurt T. Lash's The Fourteenth Amendment and the Privileges and Immunities of American Citizenship (Cambridge University Press)."It does not definitively settle the debate over the nascent Fourteenth…
  • Oct 17

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    From PQ Monthly: “On September 4, OGALLA: The LGBT Bar Association of Oregon; GLAPN (Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest); and Oregon State Bar Diversity & Inclusion Department jointly sponsored a class entitled…
  • Oct 17

    Park on the Cohasset Marshlands Dispute

    Park on the Cohasset Marshlands Dispute
    William W. Park, Boston University School of Law, has posted The Cohasset Marshlands Dispute: International Arbitration in Colonial New England, which is forthcoming in International Council Commercial Arbitration (2014).  Here is the…
Rank this Week: 61

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 62

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Oct 17

    Where to publish in international law-a not entirely unbiased pitch for the London Review

    Where to publish in international law-a not entirely unbiased pitch for the London Review
    My co-authors and I are close to signing off on our manuscript analyzing the WTO Seal Products rulings. Coming from the very happy Howse/Langille experience with the Yale Journal of International Law, I think we will again submit to the...
  • Oct 17

    What Is Investment Protection For?

    What Is Investment Protection For?
    This is from U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman: investment protections are ... intended to safeguard against a host of abuses, including discrimination, repudiation of contracts, and expropriation of property without due process of law…
  • Oct 17

    Call for Papers: 4th Conference of the SIEL Postgraduate and Early Professionals/Academics Network

    Call for Papers: 4th Conference of the SIEL Postgraduate and Early Professionals/Academics Network
    The Postgraduate and Early Professionals/Academics Network of the Society of International Economic Law has issued a call for papers for its fourth conference: 4th Conference of the Postgraduate and Early Professionals/Academics Network of…
Rank this Week: 63

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Oct 17

    MBHB Webinar on PTAB Invalidity Proceeding

    MBHB Webinar on PTAB Invalidity Proceeding
    McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP will be offering a live webinar entitled "PTAB Invalidity Proceedings -- Lessons Learned in the First Two Years" on November 20, 2014 from 10:00 am to 11:15 am (CT). MBHB attorneys Alison Baldwin…
  • Oct 16

    Cambridge Assoc., LLC v. Capital Dynamics (PTAB 2014); PNC Bank v. Secure Axcess, LLC (PTAB 2014)

    Cambridge Assoc., LLC v. Capital Dynamics (PTAB 2014); PNC Bank v. Secure Axcess, LLC (PTAB 2014)
    By Michael Borella -- As the fallout of the Supreme Court's Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank decision propagates through the USPTO and lower courts, many patent applications and patents directed to business methods are being rejected or struck down…
  • Oct 15

    Sherry Knowles Addresses Real World Impact of Myriad-Mayo Guidance at BIO Symposium

    Sherry Knowles Addresses Real World Impact of Myriad-Mayo Guidance at BIO Symposium
    By Donald Zuhn -- Last month, at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) IP & Diagnostics Symposium in Alexandria, VA, Sherry Knowles of Knowles IP Strategies addressed the impact of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's…
Rank this Week: 64

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    Amendment 2 asks whether child sex defendants' past acts can be used against them at trial

    Amendment 2 asks whether child sex defendants' past acts can be used against them at trial
    The real question here is, treating sex crimes differently than other crimes, when there is no proof or research that any specific crime type, has a higher rate of unprosecuted crimes than any other crime type? A BELIEF is not proof of the…
  • Oct 17

    Confidential List of Sex Offenders Tracked by Maryland State Investigator

    Confidential List of Sex Offenders Tracked by Maryland State Investigator
    Two facts are important here: 1) It is not a secret list, instead the list is of folks on parole or probation, that state agency is required to know who they supervise, hence their working list. 2) It is a misstatement to say these folks are…
  • Oct 16

    Operation Safe Scare In Sebastian County

    Operation Safe Scare In Sebastian County
    10-16-2014 Arkansas: FORT SMITH (KFSM) – We are just days away from ghosts and goblins, and alls things scary roaming the streets and looking for treats. But to make sure your kids stay safe, deputies with the Sebastian County Sheriff’s…
Rank this Week: 65

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Oct 19

    Pennsylvania bill would enable victims to sue offender for reopening anguish

    Pennsylvania bill would enable victims to sue offender for reopening anguish
    Both houses of the Pennsylvania legislature have passed and sent to Gov. Tom Corbett a bill “allowing judges to issue injunctions, or grant any other ‘appropriate relief’ if there is ‘conduct’ by a criminal…
  • Oct 18

    Louis Menand on copyright

    Louis Menand on copyright
    At the New Yorker. Tweet Tags: copyright Louis Menand on copyright is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system
  • Oct 18

    In Fairfax police shooting, still no word

    In Fairfax police shooting, still no word
    It’s been more than a year since police shot John Geer, and the Fairfax department still won’t release the name of the officer who killed him. This has all been happening in the national media’s own backyard, the suburbs of…
Rank this Week: 66

Structured Settlements 4Real

Structured Settlements 4Real

Provides structured settlement information, provocative commentary, news and opinion about structured settlements and settlement planning. By John Darer.

http://structuredsettlements.typepad.com/structured_settlements_4r/
  • Oct 13

    German's "Blitzkrieg Flop" for DRB Capital by "The RaMoans".

    German's &quot;Blitzkrieg Flop&quot; for DRB Capital by &quot;The RaMoans&quot;.
    Cash now pushers like DRB Capital do themselves, consumers and the industry no favors by putting out material that is so way off base. This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content which includes a library of…
  • Oct 13

    SFSP Voluntary Group LTD Plan Enhanced Benefits and Reduced Rates!

    SFSP Voluntary Group LTD Plan Enhanced Benefits and Reduced Rates!
    Disability insurance is an important pillar of financial security. Losing your ability to produce earned income is devastating both mentally and physically. Without disability insurance, your... This is a content summary only. Please click…
  • Oct 13

    New York Article 50-B Pain & Suffering Awards | Net Growth Rate Hits 1.72%

    New York Article 50-B Pain &amp; Suffering Awards | Net Growth Rate Hits 1.72%
    Having an expert who understands New York structured judgments can be invaluable to New York based attorneys and their clients at New York City mediations and mediations in Long Island, Westchester,... This is a content summary only. Please…
Rank this Week: 67

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 8

    Future of Music conference announcement w/scholarship

    Future of Music conference announcement w/scholarship
    The Future of Music Coalition's 14th annual Policy Summit ( http://futureofmusic.org/summit ) is October 27-28 in Washington, DC. It is offering scholarships for students and musicians starting at $25 for both days. From FOMC: Future of…
  • Oct 8

    How to analyze fame on the pleading

    How to analyze fame on the pleading
    Leapers, Inc. v. SMTS, LCC,  2014 WL 4964376, No. 14–CV–12290 (E.D. Mich. Oct. 3, 2014)Leapers alleged trade dress rights “in the distinctive scalloping design applied to the adjustment knobs and bells of its rifle…
  • Oct 7

    The language of consumer review

    The language of consumer review
    Via Eric Goldman's roundup, the best thing I've seen all day:In a recent study we used computational linguistics to examine a million reviews on the web and found that when people write a 1-star review, they use the language of trauma:…
Rank this Week: 68

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Oct 19

    Salamanca and van Eechoud: Open Legal Data for Europe: Report on LAPSI-openlaws workshop

    Salamanca and van Eechoud: Open Legal Data for Europe: Report on LAPSI-openlaws workshop
    Olivia Salamanca and Mireille van Eechoud have posted Open Legal Data for Europe, a report on a workshop organized by openlaws.eu and LAPSI, at the University of Amsterdam, 4 September 2014. Here is a description of the report, from a…
  • Oct 19

    COLPM Futures Conference 2014: Storify, links, and resource

    COLPM Futures Conference 2014: Storify, links, and resource
    COLPM Futures Conference 2014, the annual conference of the College of Law Practice Management, was held 16-17 October 2014 at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.. The event Website and program are available at:…
  • Oct 14

    Seattle LegalTech Startup Weekend 2014: Results, storify, and resource

    Seattle LegalTech Startup Weekend 2014: Results, storify, and resource
    Seattle LegalTech Startup Weekend was held 10-12 October 2014 in Seattle, Washington, USA. The event Website is at: http://www.up.co/communities/usa/seattle/startup-weekend/4218 The pitches made at the event are listed at:…
Rank this Week: 69

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/
  • Oct 19

    Ask Wells: #ComeyCrypto, Our Mysterious Publisher, and Cancelled Hearing

    Ask Wells: #ComeyCrypto, Our Mysterious Publisher, and Cancelled Hearing
    I am stoked to post the first installment of Lawfare’s latest (and perhaps most peculiar) experimental feature: “Ask Wells.” The format, as Benjamin Wittes explained earlier, is straightforward.  Readers can write…
  • Oct 19

    The Foreign Policy Essay: The Arab World’s Foreign Fighter Problem

    The Foreign Policy Essay: The Arab World’s Foreign Fighter Problem
    The Arab world’s foreign fighter problem makes the West’s concerns seem minor. Specific numbers should be treated with suspicion, but the current estimate is that there are roughly 15,000 foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria, of…
  • Oct 18

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    This Thursday, FBI Director James B. Comey gave a speech at the Brookings Institution and was interviewed by our very own Benjamin Wittes. Besides giving a shoutout to Lawfare, which Comey apparently reads “every single day,” he…
Rank this Week: 70

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
Rank this Week: 71

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    Off-duty misconduct

    Off-duty misconduct
    Off-duty misconductOATH Index No. 1460/14A research assistant [RA] was served with charges that alleged he was guilty of off-duty misconduct that resulted in his arrest among other misdeeds.  . The employer presented certificates of…
  • Oct 16

    Volunteer ambulance organization is not a “state actor” for the purposes of the Fourteenth Amendment

    Volunteer ambulance organization is not a “state actor” for the purposes of the Fourteenth Amendment
    Volunteer ambulance organization held not a “state actor” for the purposes of the Fourteenth AmendmentGrogan v. Blooming Grove Volunteer Ambulance Corps, USCA, 2nd Circuit, 13-656-cvThe Blooming Grove Volunteer Ambulance Corps…
  • Oct 15

    Withdrawal of a resignation

    Withdrawal of a resignation
    Withdrawal of a resignation 2014 NY Slip Op 06883, Appellate Division, First DepartmentFrom time to time a former educator who was tenured in the position is reemployed in his or her former position. Does such a reemployment automatically…
Rank this Week: 72

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

Covers Indian law and politics. By the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law.

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 73

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

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

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Oct 17

    Tarrytown Dutch

    Tarrytown Dutch
    Old Dutch Church in Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, New York...
  • Oct 17

    Photoshop This: Say it ain't so, Tom Corbett.

    Photoshop This: Say it ain't so, Tom Corbett.
    Since 2011, a former law partner of mine, Tom Corbett, a first-rate trial lawyer and past U.S. Attorney, has been the Republican governor of Pennsylvania. Not bad, considering that Pennsylvania, like its neighbor New Jersey, has been steadily…
  • Oct 17

    Photoshop This: Say it ain't so, Tom Corbett.

    Photoshop This: Say it ain't so, Tom Corbett.
    Since 2011, a former law partner of mine, Tom Corbett, a first-rate trial lawyer and past U.S. Attorney, has been the Republican governor of Pennsylvania since 2011. Not bad, considering that Pennsylvania, like its neighbor New Jersey, has…
Rank this Week: 74

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Oct 19

    Is a 36% Cap Radical?

    Is a 36% Cap Radical?
    I was pleased to see today’s New York Times editorial entitled “A Rate Cap for All Consumer Loans.” It created a very public description of an industry indiscretion involving loaning money to the military at over 36%. Those loans are...
  • Oct 14

    Unseal the Doomsday Book!

    Unseal the Doomsday Book!
    When I first heard about the NY Fed's Doomsday book, my initial thought was, "Wow, they've got a comprehensive survey of land titles, so MERS really isn't an issue!" Then I realized it was a Doomsday book, not a Domesday...
  • Oct 10

    Bankruptcy Filings Are Low, But Not Everywhere

    Bankruptcy Filings Are Low, But Not Everywhere
    Bankruptcy filings have dipped to their lowest rate since 1990, as previously blogged (ignoring anomalous statistical gyrations around the 2005 changes to the bankruptcy law). Over the past twelve months the bankruptcy filing rate per 1,000…
Rank this Week: 75

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

Law and other thoughts by Lewis & Clark Law School Professor Jack Bogdanski.

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

    Pay a compliment, then apologize
    This country is cutting out its own soul in the name of correctness.
  • Apr 5

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 76

taxgirl

taxgirl

Covers corporate, non-profit, estates, individual or international taxes. By Kelly Erb.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Oct 17

    Apple Seeds Perk Wars, Adds Egg Freezing As Employee Benefit

    Apple Seeds Perk Wars, Adds Egg Freezing As Employee Benefit
    Apple and Facebook have fired the latest round in the "perk wars" - efforts to woo and keep talent in the tech sector. Not content with fancy meals, tech companies are offering female employees the opportunity to freeze their eggs. As perks…
  • Oct 15

    Ireland Declares ‘Double Irish’ Tax Scheme Dead

    Ireland Declares ‘Double Irish’ Tax Scheme Dead
    Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan has all but labeled the "Double Irish" deal dead during the presentation of his 2015 budget even as companies like Google claim that it won't make a difference.
  • Oct 14

    Funding The Fight Against Ebola: Are Taxes The Answer?

    Funding The Fight Against Ebola: Are Taxes The Answer?
    As concern over the spread of Ebola increases, there's another worry: who is going to pay for it? Dr. Francis Collins, the head of the National Institute of Health, recently slammed the lack of funding while another healthcare professional…
Rank this Week: 77

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

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

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

    Finding and Utilizing the Best Expert Witne

    Finding and Utilizing the Best Expert Witne
    More than ever, competent and dynamic expert witnesses are critical to winning legal cases. Even if a case doesn’t go to trial, a credible expert can be the key to settling the case for your client. I believe that an expert witness has…
  • Oct 15

    Red Flags of Financial Statement Fraud

    Red Flags of Financial Statement Fraud
    Tracy Coenen teaches a group about some of the most common red flags of financial statement fraud. More information on corporate fraud is available in Tracy’s book, Essentials of Corporate Fraud.
  • Oct 14

    These 5-Steps Delivered $1.65 Million in Stock Trading Profit

    These 5-Steps Delivered $1.65 Million in Stock Trading Profit
    In this video, Tim Sykes shows the 5-step stock selection process he used to make his first million trading small stocks. This is the exact process Tim used before he got famous. In fact, this process is what made him famous because it turned…
Rank this Week: 78

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Oct 17

    TRAP Laws Impose Costs, Even When Clinics Stay Open

    TRAP Laws Impose Costs, Even When Clinics Stay Open
    RH Reality Check: The Hidden Costs of Abortion Restrictions, by Carole Joffe (Univ. of Calif.): “You walk into our surgery center and it’s so cold and scary. There’s no art. The lights are bright, the recovery rooms smell like…
  • Oct 17

    Reviews of Katha Pollitt's "Pro," And Interviews with Pollitt

    Reviews of Katha Pollitt's "Pro," And Interviews with Pollitt
    The New York Times: Take Back the Right: Katha Pollitt's 'Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights', by Clara Jeffery: “I never had an abortion, but my mother did. She didn’t tell me about it, but from what I pieced together after her...
  • Oct 17

    Excerpt from Katha Pollitt's New Book, "Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights"

    Excerpt from Katha Pollitt's New Book, "Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights"
    The Huffington Post -- The Blog: The Abortion Conversation We Need To Have, by Katha Pollitt: Abortion. We need to talk about it. I know, sometimes it seems as if we talk of little else, so perhaps I should say...
Rank this Week: 79

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 18

    Keynote Address: Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment

    Keynote Address: Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment
    Joshua M. SharfsteinFor the conference on Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment[The following is the text of the Keynote Address for the Conference on Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment, delivered at Yale Law…
  • Oct 17

    Government By Wishful Thinking

    Government By Wishful Thinking
    Ted MerminFor the conference on Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment Public health and government have what supermarket tabloids refer to as a “complicated relationship.”  One of the reasons for the complexity…
  • Oct 17

    When Pictures Are Worth A Thousand Words: An Empirical Approach

    When Pictures Are Worth A Thousand Words: An Empirical Approach
    Christine JollsFor the conference on Public Health in the Shadow of the First AmendmentLaw, both within and beyond the domain of public health, is pervasively concerned with the availability of information.  A question of the first order…
Rank this Week: 80

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: 81

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    September/October 2014 Issue of AALL Spectrum

    September/October 2014 Issue of AALL Spectrum
    The September/October 2014 issue of AALL Spectrum, a monthly publication of the American Association of Law Libraries, is available. Among this month's selection of articles:Public Relations: Outstanding Achievements: "The marketing strategy…
  • Oct 16

    Updated Library of Parliament Publication on Bulk Water Removal

    Updated Library of Parliament Publication on Bulk Water Removal
    The Library of Parliament recently updated its background paper on Bulk Water Removals: Canadian Legislation : "For decades, Canadians have been raising concerns about the possibility of fresh water being removed from…
  • Oct 16

    Canadian Library Association Feliciter Issues for August and September 2014

    Canadian Library Association Feliciter Issues for August and September 2014
    The August and September issues of Feliciter, the journal of the Canadian Library Association (CLA), are available on line:Volume 60, Issue 4 (August 2014) - 2014 Annual General Meeting held in Victoria, British ColumbiaVolume 60,…
Rank this Week: 82

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 83

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Oct 18

    Supreme Court Allows Texas Voter ID

    Supreme Court Allows Texas Voter ID
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court today rejected the applications by the Justice Department and civil rights groups to vacate the Fifth Circuit's stay of a district judge's injunction against Texas's voter ID law,…
  • Oct 17

    Arizona Federal Judge Holds State's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

    Arizona Federal Judge Holds State's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Judge John Sedwick's opinion in Connolly v. Jeanes is a mere four pages, noting that the requirement of a "lengthy and detailed opinion" is now obviated…
  • Oct 16

    Arkansas Supreme Court Strikes Voter ID

    Arkansas Supreme Court Strikes Voter ID
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Arkansas Supreme Court yesterday struck the state's voter ID requirement under the state constitution. The unanimous ruling means that Arkansas will not use Act 595's voter ID requirements in…
Rank this Week: 84

Election Law

Election Law

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

http://electionlawblog.org/
Rank this Week: 85

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Oct 19

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Oct. 19, 2014)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Oct. 19, 2014)
    Proxy season brings ‘fundamental shift’ in shareholder resolution trends: http://t.co/a5UiR9aV31 by @IRMagazine— Dennard Lascar (@DennardLascar) October 15, 2014 SEC: "This marks the first high frequency trading manipulation…
  • Oct 18

    Must … resist … joke … about …. no wonder they … missed Madoff….

    Must … resist … joke … about …. no wonder they … missed Madoff….
    The Columbia Journalism Review blog reports: Since 2008, one particular federal government agency has aggressively investigated leaks to the media, examining some one million emails sent by nearly 300 members of its staff, interviewing some…
  • Oct 17

    Alison Lundergan Grimes and Public Speaking Classe

    Alison Lundergan Grimes and Public Speaking Classe
    (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, by Patrick Delahanty from Louisville, United States) Alison Lundergan Grimes and I both graduated from Rhodes College, a small liberal arts college in Memphis, TN. I have not spoken to Alison since…
Rank this Week: 86

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
  • Oct 17

    Senate Democrats: Refugee Mothers and Children "Should Not Be Treated Like Criminals."

    Senate Democrats: Refugee Mothers and Children "Should Not Be Treated Like Criminals."
    In a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson yesterday, 10 Democratic senators, including all of the party's leaders, wrote: "Mothers and their children who have fled violence in their home countries should not be treated like…
  • Oct 17

    Jail Doesn't Help Addicts. Let's Stop Sending Them There.

    Jail Doesn't Help Addicts. Let's Stop Sending Them There.
    Misti Barrickman has scoliosis. Since she was a teenager, it's been debilitating. It hurt to lie down. It hurt to stand up. She started taking Oxycontin to help with the pain and became addicted. She came to Seattle to find large quantities…
  • Oct 16

    On the Creation of Giant Voiceprint Database

    On the Creation of Giant Voiceprint Database
    The Associated Press ran a story (along with two sidebars) this week on the use of voiceprints by big banks and other institutions. Those companies say they are using the technology to fight fraud, but in the process they are apparently…
Rank this Week: 87

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Oct 19

    'Dragon's Egg': Marines who guarded Saddam's mysterious bunker fear weapons unleashed | Fox New

    'Dragon's Egg': Marines who guarded Saddam's mysterious bunker fear weapons unleashed | Fox New
    The U.S. Marines who guarded the sprawling complex in northwest Iraq where Saddam Hussein’s 1980s war machine churned out some of the most deadly chemical and biological weapons known to man had a name for one especially mysterious…
  • Oct 19

    The soda wars move to Berkeley « Hot Air

    The soda wars move to Berkeley « Hot Air
    The progressive War on Soda may have failed in New York, despite the best efforts of the Deplorable Nanny State Mayor, but this is a multi-front battle which will clearly rage on for some time. As any good battle commander...
  • Oct 19

    Federal Judges Fed Up With Government Misconduct | New York Observer

    Federal Judges Fed Up With Government Misconduct | New York Observer
    In perhaps the most stunning documentation yet of abuses by Eric Holder’s Justice Department, two former Assistant United States Attorneys spoke to defense attorneys and revealed appalling deceit and corruption of justice. This latest…
Rank this Week: 88

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

Covers CAFA, class certification, employment law, FCRA, FDCPA and multidistrict litigation. By Michael Hassen of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 89

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Oct 16

    Art & Taxe

    Art &amp; Taxe
    Almost everyone is required to pay some sort of tax.  As such, it seems logical to set up a method to allow as many people as possible to pay their taxes.  Where does it make more sense than in Italy, the land of Michelangelo and…
  • Oct 16

    Hull on Estates #392 – Murder’s impact on the devolution of estate

    Hull on Estates #392 – Murder’s impact on the devolution of estate
    Listen to Hull on Estates #392 – Murder’s impact on the definition of estates Today on Hull on Estates, Paul Trudelle and Moira Visoiu discuss the issue of murder and how that impacts the devolution of estates. Should you…
  • Oct 16

    Hull on Estates #392 – Murder’s impact on the definition of estate

    Hull on Estates #392 – Murder’s impact on the definition of estate
    Listen to Hull on Estates #392 – Murder’s impact on the definition of estates Today on Hull on Estates, Paul Trudelle and Moira Visoiu discuss the issue of murder and how that impacts the definition of the estates. Should you have…
Rank this Week: 90