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Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    Vote to Retain 2d District Justice

    Vote to Retain 2d District Justice
    The Los Angeles County Bar Association urges the electorate to vote to retain the eleven 2d District Justices in the November 4 election. That's probably not news to this blawg's readers, but please share this information with all your…
  • Oct 24

    Funny Stuff

    Funny Stuff
    At SCAN, we realize our readers expect only a serious tone in addresses appellate items. For that reason, we've held off (until now) linking to the Justices-as-dogs bit that's been all over the internet (and on blawgs like How Appealing, ABA…
  • Oct 24

    9th Circuit e-filing upgrade requires you to act

    9th Circuit e-filing upgrade requires you to act
    Implementation of NextGen CM/ECF - ACTION REQUIREDOn Monday, October 27, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will go live with the Next Generation of CM/ECF (NextGen CM/ECF), the latest iteration of the national case…
Rank this Week: 48

East Timor Law and Justice…

East Timor Law and Justice Bulletin

Covers legal news from Timor-Leste.

http://www.easttimorlawandjusticebulletin.com/
Rank this Week: 47

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: 42

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: 46

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Oct 25

    A Hostile Takeover of Victim, Inc.

    A Hostile Takeover of Victim, Inc.
    Remember the good old days when the demand to criminalize revenge porn was all about the terrible harm being done to women?  It wasn’t just a matter of embarrassment, when private naked images went public, but an attack on…
  • Oct 25

    Horse-Trading Constitutional Right

    Horse-Trading Constitutional Right
    Dahlia Lithwick managed to overcome her Canadian roots, graduate Stanford Law and become a respected writer about the Supreme Court and American law at Slate and other, more credible, media outlets.  So what was she…
  • Oct 24

    Ferguson and The Grand Jury Sieve

    Ferguson and The Grand Jury Sieve
    Who says the cops in St. Louis don’t learn how to play the media?  Sure, they may have arrested reporters and gotten nailed on video dismantling equipment after they gassed them, but that was then. This is now: Some of the physical…
Rank this Week: 51

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

Discusses issues of media law and responsibility with a special focus on libel and privacy law and the balance between the two.

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 50

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

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

    Driver Charged With Murder In Newport Beach Bicycle Accident

    Driver Charged With Murder In Newport Beach Bicycle Accident
    Shaun Eagleson, 30, was killed in a Newport Beach bicycle accident after officials say a self-described drug counselor struck and killed him while under the influence. According to a news report in the Daily Pilot, the fatal accident…
  • Oct 23

    Orange County Drowning Calls Surpass 2013

    Orange County Drowning Calls Surpass 2013
    Fire officials in Orange County have seen more swimming pool and drowning accidents this year already than they did in 2013, The Orange County Register reports. On Sunday, emergency responders rushed to a community pool on Keywood Lane in…
  • Oct 22

    Victorville Family Calls for Safer Intersection after Fatal Accident

    Victorville Family Calls for Safer Intersection after Fatal Accident
    The family of Dollie Wilson is calling for a stop light at the intersection in Victorville where Wilson was hit and killed by another drivers. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the fatal crash occurred at the intersection of…
Rank this Week: 54

Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

Covers various topics that arise in the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation. By James M. Beck and Mark Herrmann.

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    Without Failure To Warn, Other Claims Collapse

    Without Failure To Warn, Other Claims Collapse
    The key to appreciating the latest order granting summary judgment for the defense in the Ortho-Evra birth control patch MDL is to start with the order’s last paragraph:The Court has found that the Defendants provided adequate warnings…
  • Oct 23

    On “Right To Try” Legislation

    On “Right To Try” Legislation
    Since the beginning of 2014, five states that we know of have enacted what is called “Right to Try” statutes.  See Ariz. R.S.A. §36-1311 to -1314; Colo. R.S.A. §§25-45-101 to -108; La. R.S. §1300.381-386;…
  • Oct 23

    Daimler (Bauman) As a Removal Tool in Multi-Plaintiff Case

    Daimler (Bauman) As a Removal Tool in Multi-Plaintiff Case
    Here’s another guest post, by Richard Dean and Peter Reed of Tucker Ellis.  They describe a successful combination (what we might call a “one-two punch” if that phrase were not already taken) of lack of personal…
Rank this Week: 59

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Oct 23

    Four Fair Use Takeaways from Cambridge University Press v. Patton

    Four Fair Use Takeaways from Cambridge University Press v. Patton
    The most important educational copyright and fair use case in recent memory (mine, at least) was decided by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals last week. The case, Cambridge University Press v. Patton, challenged Georgia State…
  • Oct 20

    POODLE and the fundamental market failure of browser security

    POODLE and the fundamental market failure of browser security
    Last week saw the public disclosure of the POODLE vulnerability, a practical attack allowing a network attacker to steal plaintext from HTTPS connections. In particular, this attack can be used to steal authentication cookies.…
  • Oct 9

    On the value of encrypting your phone

    On the value of encrypting your phone
    This is a true story. Yesterday my phone crashed, and it wouldn’t reboot. Actually it would do nothing but reboot, over and over, with a seemingly different error message every time. I tried all of the tricks available to a technically…
Rank this Week: 57

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 56

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Oct 21

    The Extraordinary Synod in Rome. Will it bring extraordinary times?

    The Extraordinary Synod in Rome. Will it bring extraordinary times?
    We are pleased to welcome this guest post from Leonard Taylor. Leonard is a PhD candidate at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway. His research topic is on Catholicism and human rights. You can contact him l.taylor3[at]nuigalway.ie…
  • Oct 20

    A new Constitutional Settlement for Northern Ireland: Queries from International Law

    A new Constitutional Settlement for Northern Ireland: Queries from International Law
    This post was jointly written by regular contributor Aoife O’Donoghue and Ben Warwick. Ben is a Graduate Teaching Assistant and PhD candidate at Durham Law School. His research centres on resource constraints and the…
  • Oct 17

    Why Budget 2015 must be that last of its kind

    Why Budget 2015 must be that last of its kind
    Human Rights in Ireland welcomes this guest post from Yvonne O’Sullivan of the Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC). Yvonne is Advocacy and Policy Officer in FLAC. Speculation on budget measures had circulated in media outlets in the final…
Rank this Week: 58

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Oct 20

    Twick or tweet?

    Twick or tweet?
    No, it’s not quite October 31st — that scary, creepy night when you’re so afraid of what’s out there that, if you’re LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION®, you close all the blinds …  lock the door……
  • Oct 7

    Frivolous copyright claims don’t automatically merit fee award

    Frivolous copyright claims don’t automatically merit fee award
    Originally posted 2006-06-19 12:49:37. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe New York Law Journal reports that my old friend Southern District Judge Denise Cote has turned down Fox Entertainment Group’s attempt to recoup almost $280,000…
  • Oct 7

    LateralLink.com: A new lateral-movement option for associate attorney

    LateralLink.com: A new lateral-movement option for associate attorney
    Originally posted 2007-07-27 11:25:53. Republished by Blog Post Promoter This is an advertisement, essentially. But when have you seen one of those here before, besides stuff that pops up from time to time on the right-side bar? That should…
Rank this Week: 53

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...
    The answer is I'm fine, thanks for askin.' Just that my blogging tastes seem to have changed, at least for the moment. Maybe they'll change again. In the meantime, if I feel I have something to say, I suppose I will post it here but then…
  • Aug 18

    From the Inbox

    From the Inbox
    From her corner office in New York’s Rockefeller Center, [Rebecca Patterson] the chief investment officer of Bessemer Trust Co. is putting $55.7 billion in client assets under geopolitical stress. ...  Patterson joined Bessemer,…
  • Aug 16

    Shakespeare the Player

    Shakespeare the Player
    Well, here's a blessing.  I'd call it an unbought grace, except that I bought it, in a used bookstore, on impulse.  That is: Shakespeare the Player, subtitled "A Life in the Theatre," a book by one John Southworth, hitherto…
Rank this Week: 55

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Covers prisoners' rights and criminal justice in the United Kingdom. By former prisoner John Hirst Hull.

http://prisonersvoice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Call For Support

    Call For Support
    Thursday, July 1, 2010Call For SupportThe Association of Prisoners is this generation’s attempt to give prisoners the voice we have long attempted to have heard.Many other groups and organisations exist which play a role in attempting to…
  • Jul 1

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch
    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign LaunchBy Ben GunnWednesday, June 30, 2010We all know that dealing with PSHQ is task for the unwitting and dim-witted. They are a slippery bunch at the best of times. But PSHQ has been causing the…
  • Feb 21

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote
    Association of PrisonersContact: John Hirst FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETel: (01482) 341281 or 07766964583Email: john.hirst@myhaven.karoo.co.ukGovernment in U Turn on prisoners’ votesJack Straw…
Rank this Week: 52

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
  • Oct 25

    "The Courts' Baffling New Math: By what logic do hundreds of thousands of people simply stop counting?"

    "The Courts' Baffling New Math: By what logic do hundreds of thousands of people simply stop counting?"
    "The Courts' Baffling New Math: By what logic do hundreds of thousands of people simply stop counting?" Dahlia Lithwick has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate. In response at his "Simple Justice" blog, Scott H. Greenfield has a post…
  • Oct 25

    "State Supreme Court rejects McDaniel appeal"

    "State Supreme Court rejects McDaniel appeal"
    "State Supreme Court rejects McDaniel appeal": This front page article appears in today's edition of The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Mississippi. And Reuters reports that "Mississippi Supreme Court rejects McDaniel Senate primary…
  • Oct 25

    "Republic sues state to reveal info on lethal injections"

    "Republic sues state to reveal info on lethal injections"
    "Republic sues state to reveal info on lethal injections": Michael Kiefer has this article in today's edition of The Arizona Republic.
Rank this Week: 61

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • Oct 24

    UPDATE: Michael Anderson Killed in Alleged DUI Accident in Wood County, Wisconsin

    UPDATE: Michael Anderson Killed in Alleged DUI Accident in Wood County, Wisconsin
    WOOD COUNTY, WI — Michael Anderson was killed in a car accident that happened on Saturday, May 17th, 2014, according to the news article released by The Wisconsin Rapdis Tribune. Michael Anderson was killed when the motorcycle he was…
  • Oct 24

    UPDATE: Maliaka Humphrey Killed in Car Accident in Red Bay, Alabama

    UPDATE: Maliaka Humphrey Killed in Car Accident in Red Bay, Alabama
    RED BAY, AL — Maliaka Humphrey was killed in a car accident that happened in Franklin County, Indiana on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014. The article released by WTVA said that the accident happened around 8:30 Wednesday night.…
  • Oct 24

    Vinod George Injured in Semi-Truck Accident on Trapelo Road in Waltham, MA

    Vinod George Injured in Semi-Truck Accident on Trapelo Road in Waltham, MA
    Waltham, MA — Police say a semi-truck that dumped a load of concrete beams onto the road in Waltham, Massachusetts, will be cited for carrying an unsecure load. On Thursday, October 23, 2014, Vinod George was driving down Trapelo road…
Rank this Week: 69

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Oct 24

    Skadden Arps Plans Move to New Tower on Manhattan’s Far West Side

    Skadden Arps Plans Move to New Tower on Manhattan’s Far West Side
    A soaring new skyscraper is poised to rise on Manhattan’s West Side, as legal giant Skadden Arps Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP has signed a letter of intent with Brookfield Property Partners to move to the planned 1 Manhattan West…
  • Oct 24

    Field of AG Candidates Narrows as Ruemmler Withdraws Name

    Field of AG Candidates Narrows as Ruemmler Withdraws Name
    Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has withdrawn her name from consideration as President Barack Obama ’s nominee for attorney general, a White House official said Friday.
  • Oct 24

    Driver Destroys Disputed Oklahoma Ten Commandments Statue

    Driver Destroys Disputed Oklahoma Ten Commandments Statue
    Federal authorities have detained a man suspected of smashing his car into the Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol, reducing the disputed statue to rubble.
Rank this Week: 63

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Oct 24

    When Smart Gets Scary: Invasion of the Data Snatcher

    When Smart Gets Scary: Invasion of the Data Snatcher
    Smartphones and smart refrigerators and smartwatches, oh my. I know, I know, it doesn't sound scary, but more and more, the things we own are being hooked up to the Internet and quietly collecting data on us, which is then packaged and sold…
  • Oct 24

    A Minister and a Rabbi Walk Into a Vegas Wedding Chapel...

    A Minister and a Rabbi Walk Into a Vegas Wedding Chapel...
    There are currently 32 states and counting that have marriage equality. This is up from 12 states before we helped Edie Windsor strike down the Defense of Marriage Act in the Supreme Court last June. In the states where gay couples have just…
  • Oct 24

    #LetsTalk About Abortion

    #LetsTalk About Abortion
    Research shows that nearly one in three women will have an abortion by the time she turns 45. Yet, far too often, we still think of abortion as a dirty word, not fit for polite company. It's long past time for that to change. And thankfully,…
Rank this Week: 68

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 24

    Important Warning From a Millionaire Trader

    Important Warning From a Millionaire Trader
    Recent market volatility can make traders wealthy or poor.  You need to be prepared for more turbulent times – and learn how to profit from them. Learn how to make more in one day of trading stocks, than most people do in…
  • Oct 21

    From Parent’s Basement to Millionaire

    From Parent’s Basement to Millionaire
    When Tim Grittani was sitting in his parents basement starting to trade with his puny $1,500 trading account do you think he had any idea would be a millionaire trader just three years later? I doubt it. Before you have that kind of success…
  • Oct 20

    The #1 Sign You’ll Succeed as a Stock Trader

    The #1 Sign You’ll Succeed as a Stock Trader
    Do you know what the #1 sign whether you’ll succeed big or not as a stock trader is? Tim Sykes is one of the few traders to BOTH turn $12,415 into $1.65 million in 4 years himself AND mentor two other traders who became millionaires…
Rank this Week: 67

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Oct 23

    Can intermittent FMLA leave be used to eliminate mandatory overtime requirement?

    Can intermittent FMLA leave be used to eliminate mandatory overtime requirement?
    Addressing what it labeled “the novel question of whether an employee could use his yearly FMLA leave allotment to essentially permanently change his position into one in which he was no longer required to work overtime,” a…
  • Oct 22

    “Franchise model” under threat?

    “Franchise model” under threat?
    By Lisa Milam-Perez, J.D. Some of the most compelling (and potentially impactful) questions that labor and employment lawyers contend with these days go to the heart of the traditional employment relationship—the very notion of which is…
  • Oct 22

    Dollar General to pay $4M to end FCRA class action

    Dollar General to pay $4M to end FCRA class action
    By Pamela Wolf, J.D. Dollar General has agreed to pay up $4.08 million in order to resolve allegations that it violated the FCRA when it conducted background checks on job applicants and made adverse employment decisions without properly…
Rank this Week: 66

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

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

http://heleneltaylor.com/blog/
  • Oct 22

    What happens to my down payment if title to our house is in my spouse’s name?

    What happens to my down payment if title to our house is in my spouse’s name?
    You asked: “I used my inheritance to make the down payment on our home during marriage but title was taken solely in my spouse’s name. What happens to my down payment in the divorce? I answered: If you and your spouse negotiate…
  • Oct 5

    Dating Again: The whys and how to date after divorce

    Dating Again: The whys and how to date after divorce
    If you want to remarry or find a partner, you’ll probably need to re-enter the dating pool. If the thought of doing this makes you shudder, consider these things before getting your toes wet while dating after divorce.
  • Oct 4

    Can and how should you do-it-yourself divorce?

    Can and how should you do-it-yourself divorce?
    People are representing themselves in divorce because they believe lawyers don’t offer quality services or they can’t afford lawyers’ fees. Others believe their cases are simple and can be handled with legal information…
Rank this Week: 60

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Oct 14

    New judge taking over prison civil rights lawsuit as solutions sought

    New judge taking over prison civil rights lawsuit as solutions sought
    Barry Krisberg quoted in Daily Journal (registration required), September 15, 2014 “While there may be arguments about the best way to accomplish services for mentally ill inmates, we’re no longer arguing whether we should or…
  • Oct 14

    UC Berkeley team calls for US policies to narrow income gap

    UC Berkeley team calls for US policies to narrow income gap
    john a. powell quoted in San Francisco Chronicle, September 10, 2014 Part of the mission of UC Berkeley, as a public institution, is “to help provide solutions for the state and the country,” powell said. “We’re trying…
  • Oct 14

    Monument needed for lives lost to killings by law enforcement

    Monument needed for lives lost to killings by law enforcement
    James Rule writes for The Sacramento Bee, September 10, 2014 A broad coalition of civic-minded parties should call for creation of a national monument to those slain without justification by those entrusted with upholding the law. Both public…
Rank this Week: 70

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 62

Law Offices of Scott David Stewart…

Law Offices of Scott David Stewart Blog

Covers divorce and family law.

http://www.arizonalawgroup.com/Legal-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 7

    How Child Support Is Determined in Arizona

    How Child Support Is Determined in Arizona
    Child support is usually paid by the noncustodial parent. If parents share custody after divorce, the court usually chooses the parent with the larger income to pay child support. Child support agreements differ from case to case and depend…
  • Jun 30

    Do I Have to Take the Field Sobriety Tests?

    Do I Have to Take the Field Sobriety Tests?
    Standardized field sobriety tests or "SFSTs" are used by law enforcement to ascertain whether a driver is intoxicated. All law enforcement agencies throughout the nation have to abide by the same standard of field sobriety testing set by the…
  • Feb 11

    An Overview of Arizona's DUI Law

    An Overview of Arizona's DUI Law
    In the state of Arizona, there are three major drunk driving statutes: Title 28-1381 – Driving Under the Influence Title 28-1382 – Extreme / Super Extreme DUI Title 28-1383 – Aggravated Driving Under the Influence Title…
Rank this Week: 65

Law Chronicles Online

Law Chronicles Online

Provides legal commentary on Bangladeshi law and English common law. By Adnan Karim.

http://lawchroniclesonline.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 64

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Oct 25

    Elements of an Effective Whistleblower Hotline

    Elements of an Effective Whistleblower Hotline
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Bill Libit, Chief Operating Partner concentrating in the corporate and securities area at Chapman and Cutler LLP, and is based on a Chapman publication by Mr. Libit, Walt Draney, and Todd…
  • Oct 24

    ISS Proposes Equity Plan Scorecard

    ISS Proposes Equity Plan Scorecard
    Editor's Note: Carol Bowie is Head of Americas Research at Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS). This post relates to draft policy changes to the ISS Equity Plan Scorecard issued by ISS on October 15, 2014. As issues around cost…
  • Oct 24

    Updated CD&A Template Aims to Improve Communication

    Updated CD&A Template Aims to Improve Communication
    Editor's Note: Matt Orsagh is a director at CFA Institute. In 2011, CFA Institute released the Compensation Discussion and Analysis (CD&A) Template as a tool to help companies produce a more succinct and informative CD&A that…
Rank this Week: 79

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

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

    Aspen Foods Recalls 28 Tons of Chicken Following Salmonella Outbreak

    Aspen Foods Recalls 28 Tons of Chicken Following Salmonella Outbreak
    Aspen Foods Division of Koch Meats, a Chicago, Il., based establishment, is recalling 28,980 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with a particular strain of Salmonella Enteritidis, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s…
  • Oct 24

    Raw Milk Cause of Durand High School Campylobacter Outbreak

    Raw Milk Cause of Durand High School Campylobacter Outbreak
    The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene (WSLH), the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and the Pepin County Health Department have been working on an investigation…
  • Oct 24

    Crab Legs Recalled Over Listeria

    Crab Legs Recalled Over Listeria
    Rome Packing Co., Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of Ocean’s Catch brand All Natural Jonah Crab Leg Meat after routine product sampling by the company determined some of the finished products may have been contaminated with Listeria…
Rank this Week: 75

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Oct 24

    Carneiro, Venturi, & Becker on Law's Smell

    Carneiro, Venturi, & Becker on Law's Smell
    Maria Francisca Carneiro (Federal University of Paraná), Eliseu Raphael Venturi (Federal University of Parana (UFPR)), & Laércio A. Becker (Federal University of Parana (UFPR)) have posted What is the Smell of Law? First Assumptions for…
  • Oct 24

    Levinson on Gender Equality & Religious Autonomy

    Levinson on Gender Equality & Religious Autonomy
    Rosalie Berger Levinson (Valparaiso University Law School) has posted Gender Equality vs. Religious Autonomy: Suing Religious Employers for Sexual Harassment after Hosanna-Tabor (Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties,…
  • Oct 24

    Halpin on "Reconstructing American Legal Realism " by Dagan

    Halpin on "Reconstructing American Legal Realism " by Dagan
    Andrew Halpin (National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law) has posted Book Review of Hanoch Dagan's Reconstructing American Legal Realism & Rethinking Private Law Theory ((2014) 11 No Foundations: An Interdisciplinary Journal…
Rank this Week: 90

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Oct 24

    Monica Still Yacking, WaPo Still Spinning

    Monica Still Yacking, WaPo Still Spinning
    Kent wrote this post about how the Washington Post (WaPo) published a blatantly biased story about this week's Gallup poll  --  the one that showed continuing overwhelming public support for the death penalty.I was peaceably…
  • Oct 24

    Scratch One From the AG Short List

    Scratch One From the AG Short List
    Carol Lee reports in the WSJ:Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has withdrawn her name from consideration as President Barack Obama 's nominee for attorney general, a White House official said Friday.Mr. Obama had asked Ms. Ruemmler…
  • Oct 24

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Convicted Sex Offender Accused of Rape: Authorities in Texas have arrested a convicted sex offender who is accused of raping two young girls and infecting them with HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.  Mike Glenn of the Houston…
Rank this Week: 72

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

Features news and commentary on the practice of law before the California Supreme Court. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

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

    Summary of October 22, 2014 conference report for civil case

    Summary of October 22, 2014 conference report for civil case
    In its conference on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, the Court granted no petitions for review in civil cases, no petitions were denied with dissenting justices, and no opinions were ordered published or depublished.
  • Oct 24

    Chief Justice named national award recipient

    Chief Justice named national award recipient
    The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) has named Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye as the recipient of the 2014 NAPABA Women’s Leadership Award.  The award recognizes the accomplishments of women lawyers and…
  • Oct 17

    Summary of October 15, 2014 conference report for civil case

    Summary of October 15, 2014 conference report for civil case
    The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
Rank this Week: 93

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    Revisiting penalty clauses in contract

    Revisiting penalty clauses in contract
    Last year, the English Court of Appeal in Talal El Makdessi v Cavendish Square Holdings [2013] EWCA Civ 1539 considered the enforceability of penalty clauses under English contract law, and was one of the few decisions in recent times to have…
  • Oct 24

    SEBI’s Order in the DLF Case: A Summary

    SEBI’s Order in the DLF Case: A Summary
    [The following post is contributed by Supreme Waskar, partner at Sterling Associates, Mumbai]In its order dated October 10, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) has restrained DLF Limited (“DLF”),…
  • Oct 23

    A Case Study for Spinoff

    A Case Study for Spinoff
    Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions tend to be analyzed mostly from the acquirer’s perspective, whether they involve mergers or takeovers. At the same time, they have enormous implications for the target or the seller.…
Rank this Week: 71

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

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

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

    Boy Killed In Anaheim Crash Involving Suspected Drunk Driver

    Boy Killed In Anaheim Crash Involving Suspected Drunk Driver
    Isaiah Ramirez, 10, was killed in an Anaheim car accident, which officials say was caused by a suspected drunk driver. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred just before midnight on October 18,…
  • Oct 23

    Woman Injured in Fountain Valley Pedestrian Accident

    Woman Injured in Fountain Valley Pedestrian Accident
    A 59-year-old woman walking two dogs was injured in a Fountain Valley pedestrian accident the afternoon of October 18, 2014. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the injury collision occurred as the woman was walking…
  • Oct 22

    Teen Suffers Severe Head Injuries In Huntington Beach Bicycle Accident

    Teen Suffers Severe Head Injuries In Huntington Beach Bicycle Accident
    A teenager suffered serious head injuries after he was struck by at least one vehicle in Huntington Beach. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the incident occurred the afternoon of October 17, 2014 at the intersection…
Rank this Week: 76

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Oct 24

    How Execution Times Shifted

    How Execution Times Shifted
    "Predawn Justice at High Court; 5 a.m. order in voting case rare — but not new," is by Tony Mauro for the National Law Journal. The U.S. Supreme Court's recent 5 a.m. order in a Texas voting rights case was...
  • Oct 24

    Continuing Attention for 'Just Mercy'

    Continuing Attention for 'Just Mercy'
    Bryan Stevenson's essay, "The Man on Death Row Who Changed Me," appears in this Sunday's New York Times Magazine. It was an old hymn they used to sing all the time in church where I grew up. I hadn’t heard...
  • Oct 24

    News Coverage of the Gallup Poll

    News Coverage of the Gallup Poll
    The Guardian posts, "Six in 10 Americans support death penalty despite recent botched injections," by Jessica Glenza. Though Americans’ opinions held steady over the past six years, support for executions has slid considerably since the…
Rank this Week: 84

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    6th Circuit Grants En Banc Rehearing To Christian Evangelists Who Preached At Arab Festival

    6th Circuit Grants En Banc Rehearing To Christian Evangelists Who Preached At Arab Festival
    The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has voted to grant an en banc rehearing in Bible Believers v. Wayne County, (reh. granted Oct. 23, 2014). In the case, the 3-judge panel in a 2-1 decision, affirmed the district court's…
  • Oct 24

    Court Rules In Kiryas Joel Voting Inspector Challenge

    Court Rules In Kiryas Joel Voting Inspector Challenge
    Photo News and Failed Messiah report on a New York state trial court decision handed down this week in Convers v. County of Orange, (Dutchess Cty. Sup. Ct., Oct. 21, 2014) (Docket). The case grows out of ongoing friction between the…
  • Oct 24

    Schools' Religious-Themed Snow Plow Decorations Rejected By City

    Schools' Religious-Themed Snow Plow Decorations Rejected By City
    For the last 5 years, the city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota has sponsored a "Paint the Plows" program.  Each participating public or private school is loaned a city snow plow and students use their artistic abilities to decorate the…
Rank this Week: 94

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: 77

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Oct 24

    Thull v. Techtronic: The Jury Reached a Verdict (for the Defense).

    Thull v. Techtronic: The Jury Reached a Verdict (for the Defense).
    Minnesota Litigator has followed the Thull v. Table Saw manufacturer litigation for a while now. In fact, this lawsuit is attracting attention in far-away places for a while now. Here are the Court’s final jury instructions. How much do…
  • Oct 23

    Mayo v. Cockerill: More Bad Optic

    Mayo v. Cockerill: More Bad Optic
    Credit the Rochester Post-Bulletin reporter Jeff Kiger for this story from Olmstead County (and thanks ELG for cluing me in!). Dr. Franklin Cockerill got all choked up and teary about leaving Mayo Collaborative Services…
  • Oct 23

    A New Front Opens for the Embattled Superior Edge of Mankato…

    A New Front Opens for the Embattled Superior Edge of Mankato…
    Previously on Minnesota Litigator, we have covered the battle between Superior Edge, Inc. (“SEI”) and Monsanto (here, linked, is SEI’s complaint and U.S. District Court Judge John R. Tunheim’s (D. Minn.) denial in…
Rank this Week: 82

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Oct 24

    Can Homeless People Move Into Baltimore's Abandoned Houses?

    Can Homeless People Move Into Baltimore's Abandoned Houses?
    The Atlantic has a story on one group's attempt to turn privately-owned (but abandoned) houses into shelter for the poor: But one group in Baltimore is pushing to help others do officially what Jeremiah did on the fly: take vacant...
  • Oct 24

    People in the West Should Pay More For Water

    People in the West Should Pay More For Water
    Brad Plumer links to an incredible chart from The Hamilton Project’s “Nine Economic Facts about Water in the United States“: What’s interesting is that many cities in dry areas – Denver, El Paso, Phoenix, Las Vegas – have some…
  • Oct 24

    Houses Continue to Get Bigger

    Houses Continue to Get Bigger
Rank this Week: 81

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

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

    Final Invalidity Contentions May Not be Amended to Add Nautilus-Based Indefiniteness Claim

    Final Invalidity Contentions May Not be Amended to Add Nautilus-Based Indefiniteness Claim
    R-Boc Reps., Inc. v. Minemyer, No. 11 C 8433, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Cole, Mag. J.). Judge Cole denied plaintiff R-Boc’s motions to amend its Final Invalidity Contentions with an allegedly new theory regarding the phrase…
  • Oct 22

    Prosecution History Requires Certain Method Steps be Performed in Order

    Prosecution History Requires Certain Method Steps be Performed in Order
    VendoNet, Inc. v. Redbox Automated Retail, LLC, No. 13 C 3475, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 15, 2014) (Shah, J.). Judge Shah construed the claims in this patent dispute retarding methods of giving vending machine customers access to a computer…
  • Oct 20

    Plaintiff May Not Dismiss Claims in Response to Summary Judgment Motion

    Plaintiff May Not Dismiss Claims in Response to Summary Judgment Motion
    Beasley v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., No. 12 C 8715, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 9, 2014) (St. Eve, J.). Judge St. Eve, after previously deferring ruling to allow the parties to work out procedural disputes, granted defendant John Wiley &…
Rank this Week: 87

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

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

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

    Single Event Exception Includes Multiple Events Caused by a Significant Occurance

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

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

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

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

    Defendants Must Demonstrate Factual Basis for Amount-in-Controversy Claim
    Sanchez v. Res-Care, Inc., 2014 WL 807997 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 28, 2014). In this action, the District Court remanded the case to the state court finding that the defendant failed to show by preponderance of evidence that the amount-in-controversy…
Rank this Week: 73

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Covers personal injury, criminal defense, and family law in Virginia.

http://www.livesaymyers.com/blog/
  • Oct 23

    Child Support: What to Do When a Child Emancipate

    Child Support: What to Do When a Child Emancipate
    It’s a common story. Pursuant to your Virginia divorce decree, you are ordered to pay your ex-spouse $1,200/month in child support for your three children. A few years later, your oldest child graduates from high school and goes off to…
  • Oct 20

    Prenups for Same-Sex Couples in Virginia

    Prenups for Same-Sex Couples in Virginia
    The U.S. Supreme Court announced on October 6, 2014 that it was not going to consider appeals from lawmakers in five states, including Virginia, who wished to uphold same-sex marriage bans. The result: same-sex couples now have the right to…
  • Oct 16

    Custody and Visitation Do’s and Don’t

    Custody and Visitation Do’s and Don’t
    Parents going through a divorce or encountering custody or visitation issues can face a very difficult and stressful time. Each custody case is different, and there is no definitive “how-to” guide which will answer every…
Rank this Week: 83

New York Immigration Lawyers Blog

New York Immigration Lawyers Blog

Features immigration news, policies and discussion. By Pozo Goldstein & Miranda, LLP.

http://www.newyorkimmigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    New York City Changing the Way it Cooperates with Immigration Officials regarding Detention of Immigrant

    New York City Changing the Way it Cooperates with Immigration Officials regarding Detention of Immigrant
    On Thursday, October 2, 2014, the New York City Counsel announced a proposal that would stop honoring the requests of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agencies to detain immigrants without a warrant from a Federal judge.…
  • Oct 17

    Religious Centers Sanctuaries from the Arms of Immigration Officer

    Religious Centers Sanctuaries from the Arms of Immigration Officer
    There is an interesting policy that is not commonly know about. This policy states that United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents may not arrest an undocumented individual or a person with an order of removal or…
  • Oct 16

    New York Community of Immigrant Advocates Begin Training Program

    New York Community of Immigrant Advocates Begin Training Program
    In recent months, the United States has seen a surge in the immigrant population crossing over the border from Mexico in the Southwest United States. This large increase stems from the increased gang violence and ever growing poverty in…
Rank this Week: 85

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Oct 20

    CACH LLC Debt Collection Lawsuit Quickly Dismissed

    CACH LLC Debt Collection Lawsuit Quickly Dismissed
    Plaintiff: CACH LLC Original Creditor: HSBC Bank Nevada, N.A. Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Federated Law Group, PLLC Plaintiff’s Attorneys: Bryan Manno, Esq., Jeremy Soffler, Esq., Jonathan Galler, Esq., Marc Canzio, Esq. and Tina Gayle,…
  • Oct 20

    Client Highly Recommends Rudnitsky Law Firm

    Client Highly Recommends Rudnitsky Law Firm
    Client: Bryant Type of Case: Debt Collection Defense / Credit Card Lawsuit Client Review: Mr. Rudnitsky put my wife and me right at ease and was very understanding about the retail open credit suit we had. He settled the case quickly…
  • Oct 10

    Debt Collection Lawsuit: Client Review

    Debt Collection Lawsuit: Client Review
    Client: Name Withheld by Request Type of Case: Debt Collection Defense Client Review: I have requested the services of the Rudnitsky Law Firm multiple times now. Each time, the experience has been a positive one. Throughout the process for…
Rank this Week: 74

Searcy Law Blog

Searcy Law Blog

Features opinions, editorials, and factual reporting in connection with injured victims, defective products, law, drug recall, and other related topics. By Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA.

http://www.searcylaw.com/what-you-should-know/practice-area-blog/
  • Oct 20

    Advertising Leaders: Come Clean with Industry Fraud

    Advertising Leaders: Come Clean with Industry Fraud
    “Warning: The Internet advertising market is dangerous, unregulated and crawling with bots, scammers and questionable traffic. There’s a serious risk a quarter of your ads will never be seen by a real person. And even the biggest…
  • Oct 17

    ’Tis the Season for Data Breaches, Identity Theft

    ’Tis the Season for Data Breaches, Identity Theft
    As U.S. consumers head into the shopping season – the weather is getting cooler, and the holidays are getting closer – it is a good idea to take extra precautions to protect bank accounts, credit cards and personal identity. Data…
  • Oct 8

    E-Discovery Cases — Herding Cats would be easier

    E-Discovery Cases — Herding Cats would be easier
    Two disturbing cases for different, but similar reasons. When did parties jump from collection and culling of documents to simply turning over all possible evidence blindly and relying on a claw back agreement to protect the producing party?…
Rank this Week: 78

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 9

    The Massive Airbag Recall You Do Not Know About

    The Massive Airbag Recall You Do Not Know About
    Recall-related news is all over the place. However, many Americans are probably not aware of a massive airbag recall that has been going on for many months now. This recall affects an important safety feature in your car that could…
  • Oct 8

    CPSC Likely to Ban Magnet Toy

    CPSC Likely to Ban Magnet Toy
    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has admitted that it is considering the possibility of banning magnet toys linked to a number of child choking injuries and fatalities. The CPSC has admitted that at least one fatality last year…
  • Oct 8

    Honda Goldwing Motorcycle Recall Linked to Tire Defect

    Honda Goldwing Motorcycle Recall Linked to Tire Defect
    A tire dragging problem that could lead to a fire is being blamed for a massive recall of Honda Goldwing motorcycles. The company recently recalled approximately 100,000 Gold Wing touring motorcycles, claiming that an issue with a secondary…
Rank this Week: 80

All Roads Lead To China

All Roads Lead To China

Features news analysis, advice and insights on doing business in China.

http://www.allroadsleadtochina.com
  • Jun 29

    Foxconn Moving Direct to Consumer

    Foxconn Moving Direct to Consumer
    I remember having conversations years ago about what Foxconn would do going forward, and whether or not they would be happy as the manufacturer to brands.   The WSJ article, Amid Margin Squeeze, Foxconn Designs Its Own Fate, puts…
  • Jun 9

    Bites of China. Finally a Show Worth Watching!

    Bites of China. Finally a Show Worth Watching!
    A couple of weeks back, while riding the G train back from Nanjing, something caught my eye.  An advertisement by CCTV for what I believe could be one of the best produced shows China has put together.  At first, I had no idea what…
  • Feb 4

    What Do China’s Millennials Want ?

    What Do China’s Millennials Want ?
    For a number of years, I had it pretty good.  I had a number of teams that were under me, were stable, and were producing.  It was at a time when a lot of questions were being asked about the post 80s generation in China, but for…
Rank this Week: 89