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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 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...
  • Oct 1

    Tom DeLay: Free At Last

    Tom DeLay: Free At Last
    This just in. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has affirmed 8-1 the lower appellate court ruling vacating Tom DeLay's money laundering conviction. Why was the conviction vacated? DeLay's actions, even if proven, did not constitute the…
  • Sep 28

    Former Execs From Wellcare Move to 11th Circuit

    Former Execs From Wellcare Move to 11th Circuit
    Former Wellcare executives, who were convicted, have filed their briefs in the 11th Circuit and a stron amici brief is accompanying them. One of the key issues comes from an 11th Circuit case United States v. Whiteside, where the court...
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/
  • 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…
  • Sep 18

    Tesla Wins Big in Massachusett

    Tesla Wins Big in Massachusett
    On September 15, Tesla won a big victory in Massachusetts. As we have previously chronicled at length on TOTM ( see, e.g., here, here, here, here, here and here), the car dealers are waging a state-by-state ground war to prevent…
  • Sep 17

    Why a Common Law Approach to Defining “Unfair Methods of Competition” Won’t Work

    Why a Common Law Approach to Defining “Unfair Methods of Competition” Won’t Work
    Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act proclaims that “[u]nfair methods of competition . . . are hereby declared unlawful.” The FTC has exclusive authority to enforce that provision and uses it to prosecute Sherman Act…
Rank this Week: 47

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    Teaching plagiarism at Harvard?

    Teaching plagiarism at Harvard?
    From CNNI don't think they were teaching plagiarism at Harvard Business School. I don't think they were teaching you to cut and paste other peoples' work and call it your own," Christie said at an event for Republican Gov. Scott Walker in…
  • Oct 1

    Apple wins SJ motion against WiLan in SD Ca

    Apple wins SJ motion against WiLan in SD Ca
    Judge Dana Sabraw granted Apple's motion for summary judgment.
  • Sep 30

    CAFC vacates PTAB decision in In re Taylor Made Golf; PTAB needs to pay attention to Wikipedia

    CAFC vacates PTAB decision in In re Taylor Made Golf; PTAB needs to pay attention to Wikipedia
    The issue on appeal is whether the U.S. Patent andTrademark Office’s (PTO) Patent Trial and Appeals Boarderred in not rejecting on grounds of obviousness claims8, 9, 12, and 13 of U.S. Patent No. 7,344,450 (the ’450 patent). These…
Rank this Week: 48

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Oct 1

    When Plagiarism Becomes Personal

    When Plagiarism Becomes Personal
    With plagiarism, it's hard to separate one's feelings from the law, especially when it involves taking your work and turning into erotic fiction.
  • Oct 1

    3 Count: Hacked Up

    3 Count: Hacked Up
    Four men arrested for hacking and stealing copyrighted works, Wounded Warrior project sues similar charity and CD ripping now legal in the UK.
  • Sep 30

    Understanding Grooveshark and the DMCA

    Understanding Grooveshark and the DMCA
    Grooveshark suffered a courtroom defeat today. While the lawsuit isn't over, it's time to take a look at the service and what it means for the DMCA.
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 1

    'Meet the Smart on Crime Coalition," and other storie

    'Meet the Smart on Crime Coalition," and other storie
    Here are several items that haven't made it into individual posts but which merit Grits readers' attention:Meet the 'Smart on Crime Coalition'Check out the website of the new "Texas Smart on Crime Coalition" which includes the Texas…
  • Oct 1

    Judge: Texas open records law applies to private prison

    Judge: Texas open records law applies to private prison
    Travis County District Judge Gisela Triana last month ruled that the Texas Public Information Act applies to private prison records, reported the blog Texas Prison Bidness. The case arose out of a lawsuit filed by Prison Legal News. This is a…
  • Oct 1

    Does retaliation explain mentally ill Harris County inmate jailed amidst filth, feces?

    Does retaliation explain mentally ill Harris County inmate jailed amidst filth, feces?
    Hard to stomach recent reports by KTRK in Houston that "A Harris County jail inmate, jailed on a marijuana charge while on probation and in need of mental health care, was left in his cell for weeks without being let out, living amid heaps…
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 1

    Would you like 10,000 Cloems with that Patent?

    Would you like 10,000 Cloems with that Patent?
    by Dennis Crouch Although you might be the first-to-file a patent application covering a particular new innovation, certain market areas are so competitive that you should expect follow-on patents from competitors that take the…
  • Oct 1

    Upcoming Event

    Upcoming Event
    I’m looking forward to a few upcoming events for patent law professionals: HOUSTON: On the evening of November 5, 2014, I will be delivering the University of Houston’s IP IL Annual Fall Lecture at the Four Seasons Hotel in…
  • Sep 30

    USPTO Breaks New Ground with 300,000 Patents Issued This Fiscal Year

    USPTO Breaks New Ground with 300,000 Patents Issued This Fiscal Year
      Fiscal Year 2014 has just ended for the Federal Government and – as expected – we have a new record number of US patent grants. For the first time, the USPTO has issued more than 300,000 utility patents in one fiscal…
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/
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
  • Sep 30

    Guest Post: Kenyatta (Finally) Has to Go Back to The Hague

    Guest Post: Kenyatta (Finally) Has to Go Back to The Hague
    by Abel Knottnerus by Abel Knottnerus [Abel S. Knottnerus is a PhD Researcher in International Law and International Relations at the University of Groningen.] The case against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has reached a critical juncture.…
  • Sep 30

    To Debate or Not to Debate in a Time of War

    To Debate or Not to Debate in a Time of War
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon John Stewart’s Sept. 29 clip “Cameron – What are you Doing?” is a must see on comparative constitutional law.   Stewart contrasts the fulsome and spirited debate in the UK on…
  • Sep 30

    Ground Troops & the Myth of Air Power

    Ground Troops &amp; the Myth of Air Power
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin House Speaker John Boehner said in an interview on Sunday that ground troops may be necessary in order to stop the threat of ISIS. Although his comments were interwoven with lots of unnecessary…
Rank this Week: 55

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    Cavalcade of Risk #218 now up

    Cavalcade of Risk #218 now up
    David Williams hosts this week's abbreviated - but meaty - Cavalcade of Risk. From child-proofing your vacay to unique worker's comp risk calculations, you're sure to find something interesting.Thanks, David! Original content copyright…
  • Sep 30

    Um, about that 3000% decrease

    Um, about that 3000% decrease
    Remember when President Obama promised that, under the ObamaTax, premiums would plummet?Turns out - and you may want to sit down for this - he wasn't being truthful.How do we know this?Well, here's a screencap of a small group renewal that…
  • Sep 29

    Stupid Carrier Tricks, Beginner Level version

    Stupid Carrier Tricks, Beginner Level version
    Really, Mass Mutual?In its efforts to "reach out" the the non-insurance community, MM seems to have shot itself in the foot here.How, you ask?Insurance 101-level stupidity. On Facebook, no less.Here's the problem:"Rebating: Returning a…
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

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 1

    Not So Grandson

    Not So Grandson
    A municipal court judge has been reprimanded by the South Carolina Supreme Court for intervening in a driving while suspended charge against her grandson Respondent's grandson was charged with Driving under Suspension, 1st offense. The matter…
  • Oct 1

    Gang Related

    Gang Related
    A recent disbarment is summarized in the October 2014 California Bar Journal In 2013, Markman pleaded no contest to conspiracy to commit a crime and multiple counts of bringing drugs into jail and possession of a controlled substance in…
  • Oct 1

    Social Insecurity

    Social Insecurity
    The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has imposed a reprimand and other sanctions on an attorney for ethical violations relating to a fee dispute with his law firm. The court agreed with its Lawyer Disciplinary Board that only two...
Rank this Week: 58

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    Posner: The Twilight of Human Rights Law

    Posner: The Twilight of Human Rights Law
    Eric A. Posner (Univ. of Chicago - Law) has published The Twilight of Human Rights Law (Oxford Univ. Press 2014). Here's the abstract:Countries solemnly intone their commitment to human rights, and they ratify endless international treaties…
  • Oct 1

    Conference: Fall Meeting of the ABA Section of International Law

    Conference: Fall Meeting of the ABA Section of International Law
    The 2014 Fall Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of International Law will take place October 21-25 in Buenos Aires. The meeting's schedule is available here.
  • Oct 1

    Conference: Canadian Council on International Law 2014 Annual Conference

    Conference: Canadian Council on International Law 2014 Annual Conference
    The 43rd Annual Conference of the Canadian Council on International Law will take place November 13-15, 2014, in Ottawa. The theme is "Combustion: Energy, Resources and Environmental Issues Igniting International Law." The preliminary program…
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 1

    Tyson Announces Removal of Antibiotics From its Chicken Hatcherie

    Tyson Announces Removal of Antibiotics From its Chicken Hatcherie
    Tyson Foods has announced that, as of Oct. 1, it no longer uses antibiotics in its 35 chicken hatcheries. “Since the antibiotic typically used in hatcheries is important to human health, this is a significant first step toward our goal…
  • Sep 30

    CA Governor Vetoes State Senate’s Animal Antibiotics Bill

    CA Governor Vetoes State Senate’s Animal Antibiotics Bill
    California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed state Senate Bill 835 on animal antibiotics when it reached his desk Monday. Brown said that the bill to ban the use of antibiotics for growth promotion and require a veterinarian prescription for a…
  • Sep 30

    IL Restricts Raw Milk Sales While Making Them Legal

    IL Restricts Raw Milk Sales While Making Them Legal
    After 30 years or more, Illinois is about to get procedures for permitting and inspecting dairy farms that will make the sale and distribution of raw milk legal in the Land of Lincoln. Raw milk dairies that have operated in the shadows during…
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 1

    Real Estate Development in Jim Crow Florida

    Real Estate Development in Jim Crow Florida
    The Washington History Seminar, which is jointly sponsored by the National History Center of the American Historical Association and the Wilson Center, announces its next session, which is to take place on Monday, October 06, 2014, 4:00pm -…
  • Oct 1

    Legal History on the Web

    Legal History on the Web
    The refurbished "Legal History on the Web" site at Duke University is now online:This website is a production of the Triangle Legal History Seminar, a regional group of faculty and graduate students interested in legal history. The site…
  • Oct 1

    Binnema, "Protecting Indian Lands by Defining Indian: 1850-76"

    Binnema, &quot;Protecting Indian Lands by Defining Indian: 1850-76&quot;
    Another great find from our friends at the Canadian Legal History Blog: "Protecting Indian Lands by Defining Indian: 1850-76," by Ted Binnema (University of Northern British Columbia). The article appears in the Spring 2014 issue of 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 1

    CETA, Investment Obligations, and Public Debt

    CETA, Investment Obligations, and Public Debt
    This is from the officially released CETA text (p. 184): Annex X: Public Debt 1. No claim that a restructuring of debt issued by a Party breaches an obligation under Sections [Non-Discriminatory Treatment, Investment Protection] may be…
  • Oct 1

    Does CETA Violate WTO Obligations? How About NAFTA Chapter 11?

    Does CETA Violate WTO Obligations? How About NAFTA Chapter 11?
    This is from the U.S. dairy industry: The text of the European Union-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) released at the end of last week contains provisions on geographical indications (GIs) and reallocates a portion of…
  • Oct 1

    Trade Liberalization and Tobacco Control

    Trade Liberalization and Tobacco Control
    I've heard it suggested that opening up developing country tobacco markets to foreign competition will mean lower prices and greater consumption. But is that true? This article calls this into question: For more than two decades, public…
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/
  • Sep 30

    USPTO Outlines Changes to Myriad-Mayo Guidance at BIO Symposium

    USPTO Outlines Changes to Myriad-Mayo Guidance at BIO Symposium
    By Donald Zuhn -- Last Friday, at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) IP & Diagnostics Symposium in Alexandria, VA, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office provided additional information regarding changes that the Office plans to…
  • Sep 29

    Supreme Court Preview -- Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz Inc. -- The End of Cybor Corp.?

    Supreme Court Preview -- Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz Inc. -- The End of Cybor Corp.?
    By Andrew Williams -- The Supreme Court will begin its 2014-2015 term next Monday. Last year, the Court heard a record number of patent law cases, at least for recent history. Nevertheless, it is scheduled to hear another one on October 15.…
  • Sep 28

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Cadence Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al. v. InnoPharma Licensing LLC et al. 1:14-cv-01225; filed September 24, 2014 in the…
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 1

    Police: Cushing sex offender jailed after telling counselor he fantasized about neighbor’s child

    Police: Cushing sex offender jailed after telling counselor he fantasized about neighbor’s child
    10-1-2014 Maine: A 57-year-old convicted sex offender is back behind bars after police said he admitted to watching his neighbors’ children and fantasizing about sexually assaulting the girl. Robert McIntyre was arrested Sept. 26 on a…
  • Oct 1

    Harsher punishment for predator teacher

    Harsher punishment for predator teacher
    10-1-2014 Florida: 32 new laws go into effect including Stop Harassing Underage Teens Act Thirty two new laws passed by the 2014 Florida legislative session and signed by Gov. Rick Scott got into effect Wednesday. One of the new laws will…
  • Sep 30

    Treatment to be mandatory for young sex offender

    Treatment to be mandatory for young sex offender
    9-30-2014 California: Adolescents and teenagers convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious victim will face mandatory sexual-offender treatment in California. Gov. Jerry Brown's office on Tuesday announced he had signed…
Rank this Week: 65

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Oct 1

    Three more courtroom defeats for EEOC

    Three more courtroom defeats for EEOC
    The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is used to getting its way since most employers would rather settle rather than face the expense and publicity risk of litigating against it. But sometimes, as I note in my new post…
  • Sep 30

    “Woman suing Disney, claims ‘Frozen’ is my life story”

    “Woman suing Disney, claims ‘Frozen’ is my life story”
    “…a list of motifs Tanikumi claims were taken from her book like: two sisters, open doors or gates, and a moon setting….A Disney spokeswoman responded to her claim, saying, ‘This is beyond ridiculous, she needs to…
  • Sep 30

    Labor and employment roundup

    Labor and employment roundup
    Court dismisses case against CVS in which EEOC had sought to redefine standard severance confidentiality provisions as unlawful retaliation [Jon Hyman, Daniel Schwartz, earlier here and here] Temp-agency jobs brought in-house: “The NLRB…
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 1

    Intelifund Tweet Bombs Itself into Existence

    Intelifund Tweet Bombs Itself into Existence
    Intelifund LLC, a Delaware registered company, listing a Washington DC Post Office Box as a company address, has announced its entry into the structured settlement sceondary market by "twitbombing",... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Oct 1

    NY Structured Judgment Value Over Verdict Phenomenon Continue

    NY Structured Judgment Value Over Verdict Phenomenon Continue
    Low interest rates continue to amplify structured judgment values in excess of the damages awarded by juries in New York City and elsewhere in New York State. Structured judgment experts can assist... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Sep 29

    Settlement Purchaser used Fake Fiverr Testimonial to Mislead Consumer

    Settlement Purchaser used Fake Fiverr Testimonial to Mislead Consumer
    A settlement purchaser who will remain nameless (for now) purchased a testimonial off Fiverr.com and presented a fake testimonial as a real customer who had sold their structured settlement to the... 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/
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 5: more copyright

    IPSC part 5: more copyright
    Third Breakout SessionCopyright and CompetitionCopyright’s Technological InterdependenciesClark AsayTechnological patrons depend on copyright for their motivations.  Copyright is an interdependent part of broader creative systems.…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)
    Second Breakout SessionCopyright Fair UseRaw Materials and Creative WorksAndrew GildenRaw materials concept is part of transformativeness in copyright and right of publicity cases.  Project: Examining the application and meaning of this…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel
    Judicial Panel: Chief Judge Diane Wood (7th Circuit) and Chief Judge Alex Kozinski (9th Circuit) Peter Menell: Discussion question: is IP common law?Wood: throughout the federal level, we are not a pure common law system, nor a civil law…
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
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 1

    Confusing the Issues in al Bahlul

    Confusing the Issues in al Bahlul
    For the two people still following the exchange between me and Peter Margulies over the bottom-side briefing in the al Bahlul D.C. Circuit military commission appeal, I wanted to offer a very quick (and hopefully final) word in response…
  • Oct 1

    Readings: Daniel Byman and Jeremy Shapiro Warn Against Hyping the Threat of Returning Jihadist

    Readings: Daniel Byman and Jeremy Shapiro Warn Against Hyping the Threat of Returning Jihadist
    My Brookings colleagues Daniel Byman (who is, among other things, Lawfare‘s Foreign Policy Editor) and Jeremy Shapiro (who is, among other things, a demon with a barbecue and a slab of meat), have a new piece out in…
  • Oct 1

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #36: An Interview with Admiral David Simpson

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #36: An Interview with Admiral David Simpson
    Our guest today is Admiral David Simpson, Chief of the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau.  Admiral Simpson has more than 20 years of Information and Communications Technology experience supporting the Department of…
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/
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/
  • Oct 1

    Rosette Firm on the Second Circuit’s Decision in Otoe-Missouria Tribe

    Rosette Firm on the Second Circuit’s Decision in Otoe-Missouria Tribe
      Statement of Rosette, LLP Regarding the Second Circuit’s Decision in Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians v. New York State Department of Financial Services As counsel of record for the Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians and the Lac…
  • Oct 1

    Second Circuit Affirms Otoe-Missouria Tribe v. New York Dept. of Financial Regulation

    Second Circuit Affirms Otoe-Missouria Tribe v. New York Dept. of Financial Regulation
    Here is the opinion: 13-3769_opn From the court’s syllabus: Plaintiffs‐appellants (“plaintiffs”) appeal from the denial of a preliminary injunction by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New…
  • Oct 1

    Federal Court Dismisses Koniag Effort to Evict Airline and Cabin from Its Land

    Federal Court Dismisses Koniag Effort to Evict Airline and Cabin from Its Land
    Here are the materials in Koniag Inc. v. Andrew Airways (D. Alaska): 1 Complaint 36 Motion to Dismiss 39 Opposition 42 Reply 81 DCT Order An excerpt: At Docket 36, Defendant Alicia L. Reft (“Reft”) filed a Motion and Memorandum…
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 1

    Desperately Seeking: Who is the Blonde Woman who first appears at 2:30 in the clip?

    Desperately Seeking: Who is the Blonde Woman who first appears at 2:30 in the clip?
    Guess I'm hooked. Who is she? She would have been born around 1956 at latest, I think....
  • Oct 1

    Double Bridge Publishing: Getting great writers to an ocean of readers.

    Double Bridge Publishing: Getting great writers to an ocean of readers.
    Double Bridge Publishing Company, Inc.. Double Bridge is a new online publishing service based in Washington, D.C. launched last month by Florida businessman Richard O'Brien. Double Bridge uses a crowdsourcing model to identify, evaluate,…
  • Sep 30

    The Rule

    The Rule
    Our world-famous 12 Rules of Client Service. Revel in their wisdom. Ignore them at your peril. Teach them to your coworkers. Argue about them. Improve them....
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/
  • Sep 30

    Flagstar Servicing Enforcement Order

    Flagstar Servicing Enforcement Order
    The CFPB entered into a Consent Order with Flagstar Bank regarding its default mortgage servicing practices. This order is really important. It's the first enforcement action of the CFPB's new servicing rules, and its "benching"…
  • Sep 24

    What do bankruptcy mortgage servicing and ebola have in common?

    What do bankruptcy mortgage servicing and ebola have in common?
    A long long time ago in this same galaxy, I wrote what may be Credit Slips' most popular post: What do bankruptcy mortgage servicing and phone sex in common? Today, I bring you a new comparison: bankruptcy mortgage servicing and...
  • Sep 23

    Rants and Book Recommendation

    Rants and Book Recommendation
    Just back from European Law and Economics, where the big topics at the coffee breaks were the Scottish vote, until that was resolved, sort of, Argentina, which is widely seen as a self-created mess for the U.S. courts, and the...
Rank this Week: 75

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Oct 1

    Guest Post: When Income Tax Cuts Masquerade As Estate Tax Repeal

    Guest Post: When Income Tax Cuts Masquerade As Estate Tax Repeal
    It's time for guest posts! Today, Josh Hoxie of the Director of the Project on Taxation and Opportunity at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) discusses the federal estate tax and its relationship to income tax.
  • Oct 1

    Caroline Wozniacki Forgets Her Paycheck, Can’t Skip Out On Taxe

    Caroline Wozniacki Forgets Her Paycheck, Can’t Skip Out On Taxe
    Tennis superstar Caroline Wozniacki walked away from her $1.45 million paycheck (by accident!) after placing at the U.S. Open. If you walked away from your paycheck, could you skip paying the tax on it?
  • Sep 30

    Back To School 2014: Recordkeeping

    Back To School 2014: Recordkeeping
    Now that you have all of the information about tax credits, deductions and breaks for educational expenses, onto the important bits: how long do you keep your records?
Rank this Week: 76

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: 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 1

    Cary Spivak Working With Elite Protection Specialist

    Cary Spivak Working With Elite Protection Specialist
    Cary Spivak, investigative reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, joined Elite Protection Specialists earlier this year. While he is still employed with the newspaper full time, he is working as a private investigator part time and…
  • Sep 29

    Are Your Employees Committing Fraud

    Are Your Employees Committing Fraud
    Fraud is big business. Companies are most at risk of fraud from their employees, since they have access to information and assets. On average, companies lose 5% to 6% of their revenues to internal fraud. This means that a company with sales…
  • Sep 24

    Roca Labs Sues Customers, Seemingly Violating Their Own Terms and Condition

    Roca Labs Sues Customers, Seemingly Violating Their Own Terms and Condition
    Monday I introduced you to Roca Labs, the company that sells [possibly dangerous] goop as a weight loss product. They call it “Gastric Bypass No Surgery,” and it is essentially a product that you ingest, which the company claims…
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/
  • Sep 29

    NYT Editorial on Democrats' Increasing Willingness to Challenge Conservative Positions on Abortion

    NYT Editorial on Democrats' Increasing Willingness to Challenge Conservative Positions on Abortion
    The New York Times editorial: The Tide of the Culture War Shifts: Not long ago, it would have been unusual for a Democratic senatorial candidate in Iowa to run a powerful abortion-rights television ad like the one recently broadcast by...
  • Sep 14

    A Former Abortion Doula Recounts Her Volunteer Work with Abortion Patient

    A Former Abortion Doula Recounts Her Volunteer Work with Abortion Patient
    New York Magazine: My Year As an Abortion Doula, by Alex Ronan: Welcome to Ovaries Week — the Cut's exploration of the female reproductive system, in its many confusing, intense, sometimes challenging, sometimes funny, often surprising…
  • Sep 12

    NYT Op-Ed Author Shares the Story of Her Abortion

    NYT Op-Ed Author Shares the Story of Her Abortion
    The New York Times op-ed: This Is What an Abortion Looks Like, by Merritt Tierce: I MET Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator and Democratic candidate for governor, for the first time last week, and I told her how much...
Rank this Week: 79

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    Unconstitutional Animus: Carpenter Responds to Siegel

    Unconstitutional Animus: Carpenter Responds to Siegel
    Dale CarpenterThis post is part of the Symposium on Unconstitutional Animus.From Congress to state houses, many legislators opposing same-sex marriage have acted based on what they openly claimed were simple matters of right and…
  • Oct 1

    Unconstitutional Animus: Araiza Responds to Pollvogt

    Unconstitutional Animus: Araiza Responds to Pollvogt
    Bill AraizaThis post is part of the Symposium on Unconstitutional Animus.First, let me thank Susannah for organizing this online symposium, on a topic that is becoming more and more central to the Court’s approach to equal…
  • Sep 30

    The Revolt Against Leiter

    The Revolt Against Leiter
    Brian Leiter, in his own words:I am the editor of the PGR; I am also one of the leading Nietzsche scholars in the world, a law professor, a New Yorker with limited toleration for the fools our profession breeds, a leading figure in legal…
Rank this Week: 80

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    October 2014 Issue of In Session: Canadian Association of Law Libraries' e-Newsletter

    October 2014 Issue of In Session: Canadian Association of Law Libraries' e-Newsletter
    The October 2014 issue of In Session is available online.It is the monthly e-newsletter of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) and contains news from CALL committees and special interest groups, member updates and events.
  • Sep 30

    Supreme Court of Canada Hearings Calendar for October 2014

    Supreme Court of Canada Hearings Calendar for October 2014
    The Supreme Court of Canada has published its calendar of appeal hearings for October 2014.To find out more about any particular case, the Court's website has a section that allows users to find docket information, case summaries as well…
  • Sep 29

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title
    The list of new library titles added to the Supreme Court of Canada collection for the period of September 1-15, 2014 is now available on the Court website.The web page explains: "The Supreme Court of Canada Library lends materials…
Rank this Week: 81

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: 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/
  • Sep 30

    Judge Strikes Subsidies for Health Insurance Purchasers on Federal Exchange

    Judge Strikes Subsidies for Health Insurance Purchasers on Federal Exchange
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Judge Ronald A. White (E.D. Okla.) ruled today in Oklahoma v. Burwell that the IRS rule providing subsidies for individual purchasers of health insurance on an exchange established by the federal…
  • Sep 29

    Seventh Circuit Keeps Wisconsin Voter ID in Place

    Seventh Circuit Keeps Wisconsin Voter ID in Place
    An equally divided en banc Seventh Circuit on Friday denied review of a three-judge panel decision that stayed an earlier district court ruling and injunction against Wisconsin's voter ID law. The upshot is that Wisconsin's voter ID law will…
  • Sep 29

    Second Circuit: Volunteer Ambulance Corps Not State Actor

    Second Circuit: Volunteer Ambulance Corps Not State Actor
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in Grogan v. Blooming Grove Volunteer Ambulance Corps, a panel of the Second Circuit affirmed the summary judgment of the district judge finding that…
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 1

    Gender in the Classroom

    Gender in the Classroom
    Yesterday, I shared with my faculty during our teaching conversations* my research and thinking on gender equality in the classroom. How do we handle gender in the classroom? My guess is that most of us teaching honestly strive to achieve...
  • Sep 30

    Why I Don't Ban Laptops (Yet)

    Why I Don't Ban Laptops (Yet)
    There is a growing drumbeat for banning laptops in the classroom, as a recent New Yorker article explained. The current case for banning laptops appeared on a Washington Post blog (among other places), in a piece written by Clay Shirky,...
  • Sep 29

    I guess it won't be a hat trick after all

    I guess it won't be a hat trick after all
    Today, the Supreme Court DIG'd (dismissed as improvidently granted) the cert petition in the Section 11 case of IndyMac, which means we will not, at least for now, get resolution on the issue of whether American Pipe tolling applies to...
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
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 1

    Mountain Guide in Japan Recounts Beautiful Climb, Interrupted by a Deadly Cloud of Smoke - WSJ

    Mountain Guide in Japan Recounts Beautiful Climb, Interrupted by a Deadly Cloud of Smoke - WSJ
    TOKYO—It was a clear autumn Saturday, the perfect time for the legions of Japanese hikers who enjoy mountain climbing. Mountain guide Shigeki Tamura was among the hundreds of climbers on 3,067-meter (10,062-foot) Mount Ontake that day.…
  • Oct 1

    Stocks Tumble; Small Caps in Correction Territory - WSJ

    Stocks Tumble; Small Caps in Correction Territory - WSJ
    U.S. stocks tumbled Wednesday to their lowest levels since mid-August, as investors retreated from riskier corners of the market amid worries about the pace of global growth. via online.wsj.com And Ebola in Texas.
  • Oct 1

    In Dallas Ebola Case, Officials Monitoring Children Exposed to Patient - NYTimes.com

    In Dallas Ebola Case, Officials Monitoring Children Exposed to Patient - NYTimes.com
    DALLAS — Health officials in Dallas are monitoring at least five schoolchildren in North Texas who came into contact with a man found to have Ebola virus, after he became sick and infectious. The authorities also said that an early...
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 1

    A Royal Inheritance

    A Royal Inheritance
    We all remember when Diana, Princess of Wales died tragically in 1997, leaving the British public devastated, but also leaving estates practitioners perplexed. Diana left a Last Will and Testament in 1993 which was subsequently amended by…
  • Sep 29

    In Search of a Beneficiary

    In Search of a Beneficiary
    Recently at the Practice Gems: Probate Essentials 2014 program held by the Law Society, Ian Hull presented a paper on an estate trustee’s duty to locate unknown and missing beneficiaries with practice tips for how to go about this task.…
  • Sep 29

    Estate Planning for Artist

    Estate Planning for Artist
                                   “[A]rtists leave two bodies, their own, and a body of…
Rank this Week: 90