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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/
  • Feb 25

    More on Yates: Fish and Overcriminalization

    More on Yates: Fish and Overcriminalization
    Co-blogger Solomon Wisenberg's post on today's Supreme Court decision in Yates v. United States highlights the plurality opinion that focuses on a straight statutory interpretation analysis. But there is an interesting and important note in…
  • Feb 25

    You Must Remember This. A Fish Is Just A Fish.

    You Must Remember This. A Fish Is Just A Fish.
    The U.S. Supreme Court has rendered its opinion in Yates v. United States. A fish is still a fish, but it is not a tangible object under 18 U.S.C. Section 1519, which was passed as part of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act....
  • Feb 17

    The Kroll Report on UT-Austin and the Limits of Internal Investigation

    The Kroll Report on UT-Austin and the Limits of Internal Investigation
    Any internal white collar invesitgation is limited by the nature and scope of the investigation and the power of the entity conducting it. And those are just the tangible, objective limiting factors. Are you reporting to the Audit Committee…
Rank this Week: 46

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Concerning Robin Thicke

    Concerning Robin Thicke
    ET Canada noted of the Robin Thicke copyright trial--Mind you, Robin's defense team unveiled an unusual strategy to help present its case. While on the witness stand, the 37-year-old singer performed a piano medley featuring several known…
  • Feb 27

    Non-Europeans dominate European patent landscape

    Non-Europeans dominate European patent landscape
    The Financial Times noted non-Europeans are dominating the European landscape:--In 2014, filings from the US, Japan and China accounted for 53 per cent of the 274,000 new patents in Europe, according to data from the European Patent Office.…
  • Feb 27

    100th patent application for the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center

    100th patent application for the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center
    The Badger-herald reports--The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center recently filed its 100th patent application, a milestone for the center.Tim Donohue, director for the GLBRC, said the mission of the research center is to generate knowledge…
Rank this Week: 47

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/
Rank this Week: 48

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

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

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    DPS: Surge will take four years to staff, apprehension rate abysmal on border crossing

    DPS: Surge will take four years to staff, apprehension rate abysmal on border crossing
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has suggested hiring and sending 500 additional state troopers to the border. But, Col. Steve McCraw of the Department of Public Safety told the House Committee on Emerging Law Enforcement Issues yesterday that it would…
  • Feb 27

    Lies, damn lies and drug war statistics: DPS edition

    Lies, damn lies and drug war statistics: DPS edition
    The Austin American Statesman reported (Feb. 26) that the Texas Department of Public Safety inflated prices of seized drugs ten-fold just before issuing a pivotal report on its border "surge" to legislators. Reported  Kiah Collier and…
  • Feb 26

    Receive Grits for Breakfast posts via email

    Receive Grits for Breakfast posts via email
    As happens at the beginning of every Texas legislative session, this blog has enjoyed an uptick in readership in recent weeks. For those of you new to the scene, particularly folks with a professional interest in the topics covered on this…
Rank this Week: 49

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Feb 20

    The Copyright Story of History’s Most Hated Book

    The Copyright Story of History’s Most Hated Book
    Mein Kampf is history's most infamous book but, as its copyright history winds to a close, we look back to see how the law handled this infamous work.
  • Feb 20

    3 Count: Three Strike

    3 Count: Three Strike
    Australian ISPs and content creators propose a new three strikes system, Playboy needs to answer questions in Ireland and ITC responds to critics.
  • Feb 19

    3 Count: Tumblr Dry

    3 Count: Tumblr Dry
    Tumblr now proactively blocking unlicensed music uploads, iiNet attacks expert witness and Game of Thrones trailer pulled from YouTube.
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
  • Feb 26

    Current U.S. Patent Practitioner Trend

    Current U.S. Patent Practitioner Trend
    Guest Post by Zachary Kinnaird, Patent Attorney with International IP Law Group We are currently in the midst of a noticeable downward trend in the number of new patent practitioners each year.  As recently at 2009, nearly…
  • Feb 26

    “Late” IDS Filing Limits Patent Term Adjustment (PTA)

    “Late” IDS Filing Limits Patent Term Adjustment (PTA)
    by Dennis Crouch Prior to 1995, the U.S. measured patent term very simply – a patent was in force for 17 years after issuance so long as the appropriate maintenance fees were paid.  Now, the U.S. has transitioned to…
  • Feb 26

    Hyatt’s Family Tree

    Hyatt’s Family Tree
    by Dennis Crouch In the ongoing saga between the USPTO and Hyatt, the USPTO recently submitted an interesting family tree of related applications filed by Gilbert Hyatt.  Nice redaction. It is unclear to me why the entire block is…
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/
  • Feb 27

    Wilt on Accountability in Federal Corporate Criminal Prosecution

    Wilt on Accountability in Federal Corporate Criminal Prosecution
    Michael Patrick Wilt (George Mason University School of Law) has posted Who Watches the Watchmen? Accountability in Federal Corporate Criminal Prosecutions (American Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 42, No. 2, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Feb 26

    "Supreme Court review of cell-site cases?"

    "Supreme Court review of cell-site cases?"
    Orin Kerr has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy, previewing oral argument from a case earlier this week: [T]he en banc Eleventh Circuit will hear oral argument in United States v. Davis, the case I blogged about here and hereon...
  • Feb 26

    Mailath et al. on When and How Punishment Must Fit the Crime

    Mailath et al. on When and How Punishment Must Fit the Crime
    George J. Mailath , Volker Nocke and Lucy White (University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics , University of Mannheim - Department of Economics and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit) have posted When and How the Punishment Must…
Rank this Week: 52

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Rationing the MVNHS©

    Rationing the MVNHS©
    In response to yesterday's post on the apparent death-spiral of the Much Vaunted National Health System©, frequent (and valued) commenter John Fembup observed that this is not really news; in fact, Dr David Owens (former chief of the…
  • Feb 26

    MVNHS© Circling the Drain?

    MVNHS© Circling the Drain?
    While prognosticators opine breathlessly on the potential Halbig/King/Burwell fallout, it may be instructive to cast our eyes eastward to see how Britain's Much Vaunted National Health System© is faring:"NHS may be forced to abandon free…
  • Feb 26

    Health Wonk Review: Decade edition

    Health Wonk Review: Decade edition
    The venerable Health Wonk Review celebrates its 10th anniversary, and I can think of no one more fitting to present it than David Williams. His own blog also turns 10 this weekend (we beat him by a month), so he's a natural to host this very…
Rank this Week: 53

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: 54

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: 55

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Feb 27

    One War Begins, Another Ends?

    One War Begins, Another Ends?
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin Yesterday, as members of Congress continued to debate the need for a new AUMF against ISIS, lawyers for Guantanamo detainee Al Warafi have filed a new habeas petition to the D.C. District Court, arguing…
  • Feb 24

    Elders Proposal for Strengthening UN

    Elders Proposal for Strengthening UN
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon If you haven’t seen it yet, the Elders Proposal for Strengthening the UN is a must read.  Chaired by Kofi Annan, The Elders is an independent group of global leaders who work together for peace…
  • Feb 23

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, February 23, 2015

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, February 23, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa A young girl with explosives strapped to her killed five people and wounded dozens at a…
Rank this Week: 56

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Vianès: Entre Guerre et Paix : Les administrations internationales Post-Belligérante

    Vianès: Entre Guerre et Paix : Les administrations internationales Post-Belligérante
    Emmanuel Vianès has published Entre Guerre et Paix : Les administrations internationales Post-Belligérantes (Helbing & Lichtenhahn 2015). Here's the abstract: Il est question dans cette étude d’identifier la…
  • Feb 26

    Diakité: La justice pénale internationale en Afrique

    Diakité: La justice pénale internationale en Afrique
    Kémoko Diakité has published La justice pénale internationale en Afrique : Aspects juridiques, défis et perspectives (L'Harmattan 2015). Here's the abstract: Cet ouvrage met surtout en exergue le contexte de…
  • Feb 26

    New Issue: Climate Law

    New Issue: Climate Law
    The latest issue of Climate Law (Vol. 4, nos. 3-4, 2014) is out. Contents include:Christoph Schwarte & Will Frank, The International Law Association’s Legal Principles on Climate Change and Climate Liability Under Public…
Rank this Week: 57

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/
  • Feb 25

    Attorney Strike

    Attorney Strike
    Several years ago, I published a short article where I explained that attorneys are employees too and are entitled to the same protections as everyone else. You can download a copy of that article at no charge here. The reality...
  • Feb 9

    How Much Is An Adjunct Worth?

    How Much Is An Adjunct Worth?
    We all know that adjuncts are underpaid-grossly underpaid. But, how much are we worth? Certainly, most would agree that law school and med school profs should be paid more than college profs because the tuition is much higher. But, what...
  • Feb 6

    Despite Failure to Call In, Claimant Is Entitled To Unemployment

    Despite Failure to Call In, Claimant Is Entitled To Unemployment
    Matter of Pratt (Cellular Sales) v. Commissioner of Labor, ____A.D.3d___(3d Dep't. 2015), is an interesting Unemployment decision. I bring it to the readers' attention because it demonstrates how, courts, in my view, often tip the balance in…
Rank this Week: 58

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Barbarous Terms, Ill Explained

    Barbarous Terms, Ill Explained
    Edmund Burke (credit)From Edmund Burke, who entered Middle Temple in 1749, via David Bromwich, Alan Ryan and the New York Review of Books, here is a challenge to all would-be authors of legal treatises:The study of our jurisprudence presented…
  • Feb 27

    Knapp on the Judicialization of Police

    Knapp on the Judicialization of Police
    Aaron T. Knapp, a doctoral candidate in Boston University’s Department of History, has posted The Judicialization of Police, which is forthcoming in Critical Analysis of Law 2 (2015).  Here is the abstract:    …
  • Feb 26

    Di Robilant on The Populists' Property Law

    Di Robilant on The Populists' Property Law
    Anna Di Robilant, Boston University School of Law, has posted Populist Property Law.  Here is the abstract:     This article tells the story of the National Reformers’ Association and the National Farmers’…
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/
  • Feb 26

    USDA May Move Up Timeline for Labeling Mechanically Tenderized Beef

    USDA May Move Up Timeline for Labeling Mechanically Tenderized Beef
    While appearing before the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee Wednesday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said USDA will work to introduce labels for mechanically tenderized beef within the next two years. New labeling laws…
  • Feb 26

    Savings From a Single Food Safety Agency Appeal to Some House Republican

    Savings From a Single Food Safety Agency Appeal to Some House Republican
    Some House Republicans appear to be considering proposals for a single food safety agency. In January, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced bills to establish such an agency independent of any federal…
  • Feb 26

    Canadian BSE Case Demonstrates Need for COOL, Lobby Group Say

    Canadian BSE Case Demonstrates Need for COOL, Lobby Group Say
    R-CALF USA, which represents the U.S. cattle industry in trade, marketing and private property rights issues, is pointing to a recent case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) — or, as it is commonly called, “mad cow…
Rank this Week: 60

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/
  • Feb 27

    "Dirty Bitch" Comment To Prosecutor Draws Stayed suspension

    &quot;Dirty Bitch&quot; Comment To Prosecutor Draws Stayed suspension
    A stayed three-year suspension with probation has been imposed by the Kansas Supreme Court on an attorney appointed to defend a criminal case. The attorney was concerned that a witness had moved out of state and was not there for...
  • Feb 27

    Fall From Prominence

    Fall From Prominence
    The Iowa Supreme Court has suspended an attorney without possibility of reinstatement for at least six months. Verla Jean Bartley was admitted to the Iowa bar in 1961. She rose to prominence in the profession over the years and was...
  • Feb 27

    The Passing Of A Giant

    The Passing Of A Giant
    The legal ethics community is learning of the death of Monroe H. Freedman. Monroe is the shining light that inspired later generations of lawyers to treat ethics as a central part of their professional lives and a subject of serious...
Rank this Week: 61

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/
  • Feb 26

    Bill aims to require evaluations to determine likelihood of sex offenders reoffending

    Bill aims to require evaluations to determine likelihood of sex offenders reoffending
    A curfew for CERTAIN sex offenders? The water they are drinking has to be tainted..or spiked w/something!2-26-15 Florida: Two bills in the Florida legislature, SB 336 and HB 387, would require a convicted sex offender to be evaluated to…
  • Feb 26

    Governor signs sex offender bill into law

    Governor signs sex offender bill into law
    2-26-15 Vermont: Gov. Peter Shumlin signed into law a bill to tighten restrictions on sex offenders getting out of prison Wednesday Shumlin thanked House and Senate lawmakers for their work on the bill, which was among the first to be…
  • Feb 25

    Va. House backs state subpoenas to combat child porn

    Va. House backs state subpoenas to combat child porn
    2-25-15 Virginia: By a 97-1 vote, the House of Delegates on Wednesday passed a Senate measure allowing the state to issue administrative subpoenas - which may be sealed if necessary - to obtain records from computer service service providers…
Rank this Week: 62

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Feb 26

    February 27 roundup

    February 27 roundup
    Yes: “Should the Legal Drinking Age Be Lowered?” [New York Times “Room for Debate”] “New police radars can ‘see’ inside homes” [Gannett] “‘Shopping cart’ patent beaten by…
  • Feb 26

    Update: suit claiming pancake credit falls flat

    Update: suit claiming pancake credit falls flat
    A judge tosses the suit against pancake makers by heirs of one of the women hired to portray Aunt Jemima to promote the brand [The Wrap, earlier] Tags: right of publicity, statutes of limitations Update: suit claiming pancake credit falls…
  • Feb 26

    Finally, some files released in John Geer case

    Finally, some files released in John Geer case
    Fairfax County, Va. prosecutor blasts police and county stonewalling on the shooting of a homeowner. Curious that the story, in the national media’s own backyard, still hasn’t gone national [Tom Jackman, Washington Post, earlier]…
Rank this Week: 63

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: 64

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Feb 26

    PTAB Update -- Biopharmaceutical Edition

    PTAB Update -- Biopharmaceutical Edition
    By Andrew Williams -- Earlier this week, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("PTAB" or "Board") handed down what is thought to be the first set of inter partes review ("IPR") Final Written Decisions ("FWDs") in the biopharmaceutical industry.…
  • Feb 25

    The Iron Law of Unintended Consequence

    The Iron Law of Unintended Consequence
    (with apologies to Robert Michels) By Kevin E. Noonan -- It is a certainty that no matter what action is taken (by an individual, a group, or especially a legislative body) that there will be unintended consequences. It is also true that…
  • Feb 25

    Venture Funding Reaches Highest Level in More Than a Decade

    Venture Funding Reaches Highest Level in More Than a Decade
    By Donald Zuhn -- Last month, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), a trade association representing the U.S. venture capital industry, released the results of its MoneyTree Report on venture funding for 2014. The report, which is…
Rank this Week: 65

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Feb 26

    Country of Origin Labelling Measures and WTO Rule

    Country of Origin Labelling Measures and WTO Rule
    From Reuters: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott backed plans on Thursday to introduce country-of-origin labeling in the wake of a hepatitis A outbreak, potentially risking contravention of World Trade Organization (WTO) rules. With 18…
  • Feb 26

    The Fundamental Principles of the WTO

    The Fundamental Principles of the WTO
    In the context of the plain packaging dispute at the WTO, Dominican Republic's Ambassador to the WTO, Luis Manuel Piantini, said this: "One of the fundamental principles of the WTO is that Members should regulate in the least-restrictive…
  • Feb 26

    Call for Submissions:Trade, Law and Development

    Call for Submissions:Trade, Law and Development
    Trade, Law and Development has issued a call for submissions for its Winter 2015 issue: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Winter '15 The Board of Editors of Trade, Law and Development [TL&D] is pleased to invite original, unpublished manuscripts for…
Rank this Week: 66

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: 67

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/
  • Feb 26

    Hoffman Used Ringler Associates' Brand to Market Investment Scheme, WTF?

    Hoffman Used Ringler Associates' Brand to Market Investment Scheme, WTF?
    The Paul Hoffman story just appears worse the more I research.."Defendant Hoffman also used his entity, Ringler Associates*, to market the investment scheme" to add credibility to the investments... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Feb 26

    Paul Hoffman's Partner in 2003-2006 ATM Scheme Got 99 Years in Texas Jail

    Paul Hoffman's Partner in 2003-2006 ATM Scheme Got 99 Years in Texas Jail
    How is it that a former President of the National Structured Settlements Trade Association (1999-2000) could be involved, in whatever degree, in an alleged Ponzi scheme whose victims were mostly... This is a content summary only. Please click…
  • Feb 25

    Ex-Ringler, Atlas Broker Paid $700K to Settle Alleged Ponzi Lawsuit in 2009.

    Ex-Ringler, Atlas Broker Paid $700K to Settle Alleged Ponzi Lawsuit in 2009.
    The complaint against Paul Hoffman said the plan essentially worked as a Ponzi scheme , in which new investors’ funds were used to pay rental fees for the previous investors’ terminals until the... This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 68

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    AU IP/Gender Panel I: Women's Leadership in Traditional Cultural Production

    AU IP/Gender Panel I: Women's Leadership in Traditional Cultural Production
    Panel I: Community Structure and Women’s Leadership in Traditional Cultural Production Moderator – Margaret Chon, Seattle University School of Law Helen Chuma Okoro, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (and CC…
  • Feb 27

    AU/IP Gender conference, part 1: me

    AU/IP Gender conference, part 1: me
    Reimagining IP/Gender: The Next 10 Years of Feminist Engagement with IP Law Welcome – Michael Carroll, American University Washington College of LawIP program and Women & Law program do this together—longterm…
  • Feb 25

    UDRP expenses count as injury for purposes of TM case

    UDRP expenses count as injury for purposes of TM case
    Migliore & Associates, LLC v. Kentuckiana Reporters, LLC, No. 3:13–CV–315, 2015 WL 730058 (W.D. Ky. Feb. 19, 2015) Note: a genuine pleasure to read! Thank you, Judge Heyburn. Migliore, a court reporter, sued Kentuckiana…
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/
  • Feb 27

    Consensus on the Way Forward for an ISIL AUMF

    Consensus on the Way Forward for an ISIL AUMF
    Even casual readers of this blog are likely aware of the longstanding (and thoroughly joined) debate between Ben and me with respect to how Congress ought to update / revisit the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force.…
  • Feb 27

    Of Torts, Diplomacy, Israelis and Palestinian

    Of Torts, Diplomacy, Israelis and Palestinian
    On Monday, a New York jury found the Palestinian Authority and the Palestinian Liberation Authority responsible for a series of terror attacks that killed and maimed American citizens in Israel from 2002 through 2004. The politically-fraught…
  • Feb 27

    DNI’s 2015 Worldwide Threat Assessment

    DNI’s 2015 Worldwide Threat Assessment
    I highly recommend that Lawfare readers peruse the annual the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community, as well as DNI Clapper’s opening statement before the SASC yesterday.  I read both quickly (though I did…
Rank this Week: 70

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Feb 25

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie
    Molly K. Land of the University of Connecticut has posted Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologies, forthcoming in The Future of Human Rights Fact-Finding (Philip Alston…
  • Feb 25

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: Results, storify, links, and resource

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: Results, storify, links, and resource
    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin was held February 21-22, 2015 in Austin, Texas, USA. The event was organized by the Internet Bar Organization. Video describing the results and winners of the event is available at:…
  • Feb 20

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: February 21-22, 2015

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: February 21-22, 2015
    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin is scheduled to be held February 21-22, 2015 in Austin, Texas, USA. The event is organized by the Internet Bar Organization. The Twitter account for the event is @TechForJustice One Twitter hashtag for the…
Rank this Week: 71

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/
  • Feb 26

    (BREAKING) FCC approves net neutrality rule

    (BREAKING) FCC approves net neutrality rule
    NPR reports: The Federal Communications Commission approved the policy known as net neutrality by a 3-2 vote at its Thursday meeting, with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler saying the policy will ensure "that no one — whether government or…
  • Feb 26

    Study finds Dodd-Frank law helped big banks, hurt community bank

    Study finds Dodd-Frank law helped big banks, hurt community bank
    From the website Main St.: A newly released Harvard study indicates that the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act has given Wall Street an advantage over Main Street - the opposite of what was intended. Two researchers…
  • Feb 25

    California bill aims to make Rx drug pricing transparent

    California bill aims to make Rx drug pricing transparent
    The Wall Street Journal's "Pharmalot" reporter Ed Silverman reports on a bill introduced in the California legislature that is aimed at elucidating the mysteries of prescription drug pricing: As the prices of prescription medicines strain…
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

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
  • Feb 27

    Divorce Financials: The Lifestyle Analysis and the Search for Hidden Income or Asset

    Divorce Financials: The Lifestyle Analysis and the Search for Hidden Income or Asset
    Tracy explains the purpose of a lifestyle analysis in a divorce case, and the process used to analyze the family’s finances. The lifestyle analysis may be used to determine how much money is required to continue living the lifestyle the…
  • Feb 24

    Family Lies: Fraud in Family Busine

    Family Lies: Fraud in Family Busine
    Trust is inherent in any good business. We continuously place trust in our employees and in those with whom we do business. But that trust which is so necessary to the operation of a business is also the impetus for thieves to profit. It is…
  • Feb 18

    Making the Most of an Expert Witne

    Making the Most of an 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…
Rank this Week: 74

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/
  • Feb 25

    Did the GOP-controlled House Appropriations Committee just go hippie on us?

    Did the GOP-controlled House Appropriations Committee just go hippie on us?
    From the website of the House Appropriations Committee today: Hearings Budget Hearing - Quality of Life in the Military Wednesday, February 25, 2015 9:30 AM in 2362-B Rayburn Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies…
  • Feb 22

    "50 Shades of Grey" is an overwhelmingly limp cinematic experience bordering on fraud. Do not see it.

    &quot;50 Shades of Grey&quot; is an overwhelmingly limp cinematic experience bordering on fraud. Do not see it.
    In case you're Bevis or Butthead and might actually like this movie I won't spoil it for you by backing up this post with any concrete examples--but I made the mistake of seeing "50 of Shades Grey" on Friday...
  • Feb 20

    "No enemies" usually means he or she was never even in the game.

    &quot;No enemies&quot; usually means he or she was never even in the game.
    Here's the best advice on hiring, staffing and re-staffing I could ever give anyone. Please don't stand behind, endorse or recommend a candidate for employment, partnership or board membership--especially candidates over say, the age of…
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

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/
  • Feb 25

    SPOE: Backdoor Bailouts and Funding Fantasies?

    SPOE: Backdoor Bailouts and Funding Fantasies?
    I'm thrilled that Jay Westbrook has finally come into blogosphere with his posts on Single-Point-of-Entry. I've blogged a little on SPOE already, but I want to highlight what I still think are two critical problems with SPOE. In keeping…
  • Feb 25

    Translating the Warren-Yellen Exchange

    Translating the Warren-Yellen Exchange
    Senator Elizabeth Warren surprised a lot of people by laying into Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen as hard as she ever laid into Timothy Geithner. I think this was a really important exchange. But its easy to miss exactly...
  • Feb 25

    TBTF and The Single Point of Entry (SPOE): Part Two

    TBTF and The Single Point of Entry (SPOE): Part Two
    In an earlier post I described the FDIC’s proposed SPOE approach to resolution of SIFI banks and other financial institutions under Title II of Dodd-Frank. That post discussed two of the three components of SPOE: control of the process…
Rank this Week: 77

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/
  • Feb 26

    Women Increasingly Embrace Long-Acting, Reversible Contraceptive

    Women Increasingly Embrace Long-Acting, Reversible Contraceptive
    The Los Angeles Times: For contraception, U.S. women increasingly turn to IUDs and implants, by Karen Kaplan: IUDs and implants are safe, reliable, long-acting and reversible forms of birth control. Now there’s a new attribute to add to…
  • Feb 26

    House Republicans Attach Anti-Choice Provision to Education Bill

    House Republicans Attach Anti-Choice Provision to Education Bill
    The Huffington Post: House Republicans Slip Anti-Abortion Language Into Education Bill, by Laura Bassett: House Republicans attached language to a major education bill Wednesday night that would financially penalize school districts that…
  • Feb 26

    Review of Mo Yan's "Frog" -- A Novel About China's One-Child Policy

    Review of Mo Yan's "Frog" -- A Novel About China's One-Child Policy
    The New York Times: Review: In Mo Yan’s ‘Frog,’ a Chinese Abortionist Embodies State Power, by Janet Maslin: When the Chinese writer Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2012 and was warmly lauded by the Communist government,...
Rank this Week: 78

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Feb 27

    IRS Offers Break For Early Filers Affected By Obamacare Error

    IRS Offers Break For Early Filers Affected By Obamacare Error
    Were you one of the 800,000 taxpayers who received a bad form 1095-A from the Marketplace? A handful of those affected by the bad forms are getting a bit of a break: IRS won't chase those taxpayers for additional taxes resulting from the…
  • Feb 27

    IRS: $125 Billion Paid Out In Tax Refunds So Far This Year

    IRS: $125 Billion Paid Out In Tax Refunds So Far This Year
    Have your tax refund in hand? So far, four out of every five tax returns has resulted in a refund to taxpayers with IRS paying out $125 billion to date in 2015.
  • Feb 26

    Opting Out Of The Obamacare Tax: What Happens If You Don’t Pay?

    Opting Out Of The Obamacare Tax: What Happens If You Don’t Pay?
    This tax season, will you have to dip into your wallet for the shared individual responsibility payment for not having health care insurance? About 2-4 million taxpayers may have to pay the penalty. But if you don't pay, what's the worst that…
Rank this Week: 79

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
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

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Where have the federalists gone? Obamacare, King, and Federalism at the Court

    Where have the federalists gone? Obamacare, King, and Federalism at the Court
    The Obamacare case, King v. Burwell, which the Court will hear next week, has deep importance not only for health care but also for law.  I have previously detailed why the case is textualism's big test. Today, in…
  • Feb 25

    Judge Hanen's--and Michael McConnell's--mistakes about "affirmative action" in DAPA

    Judge Hanen's--and Michael McConnell's--mistakes about &quot;affirmative action&quot; in DAPA
    One week ago, Judge Andrew Hanen, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas (Brownsville), issued an opinion and order in which he preliminarily enjoined nationwide operation of the Department of Homeland…
  • Feb 23

    Still Standing in King v. Burwell

    Still Standing in King v. Burwell
    The Justices returned to work today without issuing an order for supplemental briefing on the questions raised in the media about the standing of the plaintiffs.  Why?  I can think of two reasons.1.  Standing in the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 82

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 26

    Call for Nominations for Denis Marshall Memorial Award for Excellence in Law Librarianship

    Call for Nominations for Denis Marshall Memorial Award for Excellence in Law Librarianship
    The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) is seeking nominations for the Denis Marshall Memorial Award for Excellence in Law Librarianship:"This award is an honour bestowed upon a current member of CALL/ACBD who has provided…
  • Feb 26

    Center for Research Libraries Webinar on New Model License for E-Resource

    Center for Research Libraries Webinar on New Model License for E-Resource
    The Chicago-based Center for Research Libraries (CRL) will host a webinar on Coming to Terms: Behind the New Liblicense Model License on Wednesday March 4, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Central Time.Ann Okerson, a CRL senior advisor, will discuss the…
  • Feb 25

    Roundup of SLA Twitter Chat on Building Your Brand

    Roundup of SLA Twitter Chat on Building Your Brand
    Earlier this month, the international information professional organization SLA (Special Libraries Association) held a "Twitter Chat" to discuss how to build a  "brand".The conversation on Twitter covered topics such as taglines,…
Rank this Week: 83

DNT - O Direito e as novas…

DNT - O Direito e as novas tecnologias

Covers Brazilian IT law. In Portuguese. By Alexandre Atheniense.

http://www.dnt.adv.br
Rank this Week: 84

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Feb 25

    Second Circuit: Community College Not Entitled to Eleventh Amendment Sovereign Immunity

    Second Circuit: Community College Not Entitled to Eleventh Amendment Sovereign Immunity
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Does a community college stand in the shoes of the state for the purposes of Eleventh Amendment immunity from suit? In its opinion in Leitner v. Westchester…
  • Feb 24

    Morrison on Arizona Redistricting

    Morrison on Arizona Redistricting
    Prof. Alan Morrison (GWU) offers his take on Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission in this ACS Issue Brief. The case, scheduled for argument on March 2, tests whether Arizona's independent redistricting…
  • Feb 24

    Second Circuit Reverses Itself on Qualified Immunity in Brooklyn Bridge Protest

    Second Circuit Reverses Itself on Qualified Immunity in Brooklyn Bridge Protest
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law A panel of the Second Circuit issued its amended opinion in Garcia v. Does now holding that the New York City police officers do have qualified immunity in...
Rank this Week: 85

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Feb 26

    After a Decade's Fight for Net Neutrality, Huge Win for Free Speech Online

    After a Decade's Fight for Net Neutrality, Huge Win for Free Speech Online
    The people have spoken. And, today, the Federal Communications Commission listened. A majority of FCC commissioners voted in favor of historically strong open Internet rules. It appears they have done what the ACLU and other free speech…
  • Feb 26

    New Mom Who Needed to Pump During Bar Exam Would Not Take 'No' for an Answer

    New Mom Who Needed to Pump During Bar Exam Would Not Take 'No' for an Answer
    Late last year, Shahzeen Karim, an Illinois attorney and applicant to the Texas bar, tweeted: "Real time: Told TX #barexam will not accommodate me nursing/pumping my baby, due Feb 7th. Option? Pump in bathroom during break for 3…
  • Feb 24

    This Secret Domestic Surveillance Program Is About to Get Pulled Out of the Shadow

    This Secret Domestic Surveillance Program Is About to Get Pulled Out of the Shadow
    The federal government will have to produce information on a vast and secret domestic surveillance program and defend the program's legality in open court. That's the result of a decision issued Friday by the federal judge presiding over our…
Rank this Week: 86

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: 87

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/
  • Feb 26

    Markets and Boycotts Part 2

    Markets and Boycotts Part 2
    Last week, I posted about Walmart’s ballyhooed wage hike and asked whether boycotts and activism actually work. Apparently, the President was so impressed that he called the company’s CEO to thank him. Some Walmart workers, however,…
  • Feb 26

    Entrepreneurship Resources - Startup Stash

    Entrepreneurship Resources - Startup Stash
    Via an Ethan Mollick (Wharton) tweet, I was recently introduced to Startup Stash. Startup Stash is a beautifully simple set of curated resources for entrepreneurs. The categories of resources range from Naming to Hosting to Market Research to…
  • Feb 24

    Proposed Fiduciary Duties for Retirement Investment Advisers and Broker

    Proposed Fiduciary Duties for Retirement Investment Advisers and Broker
    On Monday the White House released a report on The Effects of Conflicted Investment Advise on Retirement Savings which highlights the unique constraints of many retirement investors. The current "suitable" investment advise standard…
Rank this Week: 88

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Feb 27

    Black Originalism, Part 1

    Black Originalism, Part 1
    In prior posts I wrote about two speeches/dialogues from 1865: Henry Garnett’s speech and sermon in the House (here and here), and the exchange between William Sherman and Garrison Frazier in Savannah. As I mentioned, these are two sources…
  • Feb 25

    Prof. Brant Hellwig Named Dean at W&L Law

    Prof. Brant Hellwig Named Dean at W&amp;L Law
    Yesterday, W&L announced that Dean Nora Demleitner would be stepping down June 30 after three years at the helm. Today, W&L announced her replacement and he is already in Lexington: Prof. Brant Hellwig. Cribbing from the announcement:…
  • Feb 25

    Florida Law Dean Search

    Florida Law Dean Search
    The usual State of Florida public disclosure data is here. For a prior post on this issue of public disclosure of applications, look here.
Rank this Week: 89

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Feb 27

    Comrades for Net Neutrality

    Comrades for Net Neutrality
    oday’s vote by a bitterly divided Federal Communications Commission that the Internet should be regulated as a public utility is the culmination of a decade-long battle by the Left. Using money from George Soros and liberal foundations…
  • Feb 27

    Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle | WashingtonExaminer.com

    Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle | WashingtonExaminer.com
    As promised, President Obama is using executive actions to impose gun control on the nation, targeting the top-selling rifle in the country, the AR-15 style semi-automatic, with a ban on one of the most-used AR bullets by sportsmen and…
  • Feb 27

    Investigators probing for criminal activity with Lois Lerner’s missing emails - The Washington Post

    Investigators probing for criminal activity with Lois Lerner’s missing emails - The Washington Post
    The watchdog agency found the backed-up emails by consulting with IRS information-technology specialists, according to TIGTA Deputy Inspector General for Investigations Tim Camus. “They were right where you would expect them to…
Rank this Week: 90