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Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    140 Law is Taking a Break

    140 Law is Taking a Break
    We will be taking a short hiatus from 140 Law, in furtherance of that elusive work-life balance thing we keep hearing so much about (not to mention the domestic bliss that will undoubtedly emerge as I spend a bit less time with my nose…
  • Aug 20

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, August 20, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, August 20, 2014:Heavy Meta: Maine Man, 19, Poses For New Mug Shot Wearing T-Shirt With Photo Of His Old Mug ShotJulian Assange will not leave embassy until assured…
  • Aug 19

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, August 19, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, August 19, 2014: Despite Supreme Court turndown raw milk activist won’t pay fine | Better Farming Report into Lac-Megantic tragedy to be released today…
Rank this Week: 44

miabogadoenlinea.net

miabogadoenlinea.net

Notas de derecho mexicano y del mundo. Asesoría en derecho.

http://www.miabogadoenlinea.net
  • Aug 28

    El pelotero José Offerman apela sentencia de ataque con bate a cátcher

    El pelotero José Offerman apela sentencia de ataque con bate a cátcher
    El manager del equipo de la Liga Mexicana de Béisbol, Los Rojos del Águila de Veracruz, José Offerman, presentó una apelación en contra de la sentencia en que fue condenado a compensar al cátcher de…
  • Aug 28

    Ley de geotermia en Indonesia permitirá explotación en áreas protegida

    Ley de geotermia en Indonesia permitirá explotación en áreas protegida
    En una Cámara de Representantes prácticamente vacía, se aprobó en Indonesia la nueva ley de energía geotérmica que elimina las barreras legales que existían para el desarrollo de esta actividad…
  • Aug 28

    Sindicatos demandados por oponerse a venta de hospitale

    Sindicatos demandados por oponerse a venta de hospitale
    Ante la Corte de Distrito de los Estados Unidos en San Francisco, California, se presentó una demanda contra varios sindicatos y uniones de trabajadores por parte de un grupo administrador de hospitales que pretende adquirir algunos…
Rank this Week: 47

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Aug 28

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Model Penal Code on HeinOnline

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Model Penal Code on HeinOnline
    The Model Penal Code was adopted by the American Law Institute in 1962 and officially printed with Explanatory Notes in 1985. The Code is a compilation of model laws regarding the definition of crimes, treatment and correction, and the…
  • Aug 21

    LexisNexis Practice Guides for New Jersey Now Available

    LexisNexis Practice Guides for New Jersey Now Available
    We recently added LexisNexis Practice Guides for New Jersey to our collection! Topics include civil discovery, criminal procedure, insurance litigation, pretrial practice, probate and estate administration, and more. Search the Jenkins'…
  • Aug 11

    Jenkins Law Library Video Tip (Episode 201403): NewsBank's New User Interface

    Jenkins Law Library Video Tip (Episode 201403): NewsBank's New User Interface
    Jenkins Law Library Video Tip (Episode 201403): As of the end of July 2014, NewsBank sports a new user interface. This video illustrates some of the changes, especially with regard to searching specific newspapers. NewsBank is a 24/7 benefit…
Rank this Week: 48

AZ Bankruptcy Blog

AZ Bankruptcy Blog

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

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

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

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

    Jefferson County sets records in Chapter 9 Bankruptcy

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

    Occupation of Phoenix not going so smoothly

    Occupation of Phoenix not going so smoothly
    Wandering around downtown I came across the fabled Occupy Phoenix movement. It's not going as awkwardly as elsewhere, but it's clearly having issues of its own as a group.
Rank this Week: 49

The Word On Employment Law

The Word On Employment Law

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

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

    Retaliation Claims Increase

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

    Nuclear Fallout

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

    There’s An App for That

    There’s An App for That
    And it’s exhibit one to the wage and hour lawsuit that has just been filed against your company.  The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the release of its first smartphone app – a timesheet that allows employees to keep track of…
Rank this Week: 50

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Aug 31

    Celebrity Tax Liens All Too Common

    Celebrity Tax Liens All Too Common
    Fifty-one year old singer-actress Vanessa William owes the federal government $369,249 on her 2011 earnings for which the IRS filed a federal tax lien. Although this could be a misunderstanding between notices and her advisers, it is serious.…
  • Aug 31

    Article on Connecticut Esatte and Probate Law

    Article on Connecticut Esatte and Probate Law
    Jeffrey A. Cooper (Quinnipac University School of Law) and John R. Ivimey (Reid and Riege, P.C.) recently published an article entitled, 2013 Developments in Connecticut Estate and Probate Law, 88 Connecticut Bar Journal (2014). Provided…
  • Aug 31

    Ten Considerations for New Wisconsin Trust Code

    Ten Considerations for New Wisconsin Trust Code
    As I have previously discussed, newly enacted Wisconsin Trust Code created changes in the state’s default rules for trusts that those with Wisconsin trusts should be aware of. Here are 10 considerations to keep in mind regarding the new…
Rank this Week: 57

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Aug 31

    U.S. Hikes Fee to Renounce Citizenship By 422%

    U.S. Hikes Fee to Renounce Citizenship By 422%
    Following up on my recent post, Record Numbers of Americans Are Renouncing Their U.S. Citizenship: Forbes, U.S. Hikes Fee To Renounce Citizenship By 422%, by Robert W. Wood: Over the last two years, the U.S. has had a spike in expatriations.…
  • Aug 31

    Love Doe

    Love Doe
    One of my favorite things about Pepperdine is the opportunity to meet some of the interesting people drawn to this place. At last Wendesday's inaugural law school bible study, I met Bob Goff, an adjunct professor who is a legend on campus.…
  • Aug 31

    Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    There is a bit of movement in this week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads on SSRN, with a new paper debuting on the list at #3. The #1 paper is now #22 in all-time downloads among 10,264 tax papers: [2722 Downloads]…
Rank this Week: 51

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.injuryblawg.com
Rank this Week: 52

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    People v. Deluca (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 14, 2014)

    People v. Deluca (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 14, 2014)
    If you're a registered sex offender, and sufficiently poor that you don't have enough money for a home, you're going back to prison.  Pure and simple.Maybe not de jure.  But de facto.  Because you've got to register and tell…
  • Aug 28

    People v. Garcia (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 28, 2014)

    People v. Garcia (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 28, 2014)
    There's so much in this opinion that's really, really good.  As is typical for Justice Bedsworth.  Plus, it involves a fascinating issue -- whether it's relevant in a woman-on-girl molestation trial that the alleged perpetrator is a…
  • Aug 28

    U.S. v. Nora (9th Cir. - Aug. 28, 2014)

    U.S. v. Nora (9th Cir. - Aug. 28, 2014)
    Two police officers are driving along doing their job and see three guys standing in front of a house in a high-crime area.  The officers have, I presume, a gut feeling and decide to pull up in front of the house and try to talk to the…
Rank this Week: 58

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

Covers legal malpractice basics, cases and news. By Andrew Lavoott Bluestone.

http://blog.bluestonelawfirm.com/
  • Aug 29

    Could the Attorney Have Done More?

    Could the Attorney Have Done More?
    Sometimes we read a decision and wonder how the case got to trial.  Cinao v Reers  2013 NY Slip Op 05791 [109 AD3d 781]  September 11, 2013  Appellate Division, Second Department is one such case. "Here, the evidence…
  • Aug 28

    Settlements and Legal Malpractice

    Settlements and Legal Malpractice
    Potential clients often ask whether they should settle the underlying case and then sue their present attorney for legal malpractice, or sue before settling.  Aside from the "bird in the hand/bird in the bush" issue, and whether it is…
  • Aug 27

    Conveying a Settlement Offer is Not Enough

    Conveying a Settlement Offer is Not Enough
    In an interesting case to buck the "but for" dismissal trend in legal malpractice, Angeles v Aronsky  2013 NY Slip Op 05955 [109 AD3d 720]  September 24, 2013  Appellate Division, First Department points out that when viewed…
Rank this Week: 54

Collection Development Blog

Collection Development Blog

Covers legal news and resources. By the Servies Collection Development Department of the Hong Kong University Library.

http://obelix.lib.hku.hk/cdblog
  • Aug 27

    Read Brill’s most downloaded journal articles in Middle East & Islamic Studie

    Read Brill’s most downloaded journal articles in Middle East & Islamic Studie
    Read Brill’s most downloaded articles from Q2 2014 in the subject area of Middle East & Islamic Studies These articles are freely available until 31 October 2014! Discourses of the 2011 Arab Revolutions Author: Ken Seigneurie…
  • Aug 6

    Wiley Online Library Site Maintenance Notice Aug 9, 2014

    Wiley Online Library Site Maintenance Notice Aug 9, 2014
    There will be a scheduled maintenance for Wiley Online Library and The Cochrane Library at 17:00 Hong Kong time for up to 4 hours on Aug 9, 2014. Access to both sites will be disrupted during this period. addthis_url =…
  • Jul 31

    The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry and Psychiatrist.com unavailable starting 4 August, 2014

    The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry and Psychiatrist.com unavailable starting 4 August, 2014
    Starting August 4, the websites of The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry and Psychiatrist.com will begin migrating to another platform. This migration process may take a few days to complete and the site will be unavailable during this time. The…
Rank this Week: 55

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: 56

The Am Law Daily

The Am Law Daily

Covers legal business news, analysis and intelligence. From The American Lawyer.

http://amlawdaily.typepad.com/amlawdaily/
  • May 4

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home
    If you're looking for news about the business of law as practiced by the biggest, wealthiest law firms in the United States and the rest of the world, and stories about the lawyers who work at those firms, please visit the newly redesigned Am…
  • Apr 23

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal
    The British mobile phone service provider will acquire business telecommunications company Cable & Wireless Worldwide.
  • Apr 23

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal
    Nestle will acquire pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's infant nutrition business to expand its own global presence in the formula market. Mayer Brown, Skadden, Clifford Chance, and DLA Piper all have roles on the transaction.
Rank this Week: 53

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/
  • Aug 31

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Deontololgy

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Deontololgy
    Introduction A prior Legal Theory Lexicon post explored utilitarianism, an approach to normative moral theory that has had an enormous influence on legal thought. This week, I take up one of utilitarianism's main rivals, deonotology.…
  • Aug 30

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Intellectual Privilege" by Bell

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Intellectual Privilege" by Bell
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Intellectual Privilege: Copyright, Common Law, and the Common Good by Tom W. Bell. Here is a description: A consensus has recently emerged among academics and policymakers that US copyright law has fallen…
  • Aug 30

    Download of the Week: "Reading Statutes in the Common Law Tradition" by Pojanowski

    Download of the Week: "Reading Statutes in the Common Law Tradition" by Pojanowski
    Jeffrey A. Pojanowski (Notre Dame Law School) has posted Reading Statutes in the Common Law Tradition (Virginia Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: There is wide agreement in American law and scholarship about the role the…
Rank this Week: 60

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

Discusses the intersection of civil rights, criminal defense, and police misconduct litigation, from the perspective of a NYC litigator. By Michael Lumer.

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Aug 31

    Prying Eyes: Federal Prosecutors and Attorney-Client Email

    Prying Eyes: Federal Prosecutors and Attorney-Client Email
    The Washington Post today called for a moratorium on government prosecutors reading emails between federal inmates and their lawyers. It's absurd that such an editorial is necessary, or that anyone could reasonably debate the issue. Yet, the…
  • Aug 27

    CCRB Still A Paper Tiger

    CCRB Still A Paper Tiger
    It was only a few weeks ago that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio named Richard Emery as the Chairman of the Civilian Complaint Review Board. Not surprisingly, civil rights lawyers applauded the choice, being that Emery is a name partner in…
  • Aug 26

    Judicial Shelter for Bad Cops and Prosecutor

    Judicial Shelter for Bad Cops and Prosecutor
    The scales have long been tipped.An enlightening op-ed piece in today's Times by Prof. Erwin Chemerinsky about how the federal courts have allowed the concept of absolute and qualified immunity to expand exponentially, making it far more…
Rank this Week: 64

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Aug 31

    Shareholders of private prison corporations already profiting from border problem

    Shareholders of private prison corporations already profiting from border problem
    As this CNN Money article highlights, because of the "crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border, ... Wall Street is betting that it will result in a boom for private prisons." Here is more about who can profit from a need for...
  • Aug 31

    "Rational Criminal Addictions"

    "Rational Criminal Addictions"
    The title of this post is the title of this intriguing paper now available on SSRN and authored by Manuel Utset. Here is the abstract: This article argues that repeated criminal misconduct, at least in some areas, has the characteristics...
  • Aug 30

    "The criminalisation of American business"

    "The criminalisation of American business"
    The title of this post is the headline of this notable new Economist cover story, which carries the subheadline "Companies must be punished when they do wrong, but the legal system has become an extortion racket." Here are excerpts:…
Rank this Week: 63

Central Illinois Paralegal

Central Illinois Paralegal

News, opinions, job postings and continuing legal education information for the Central Illinois paralegal.

http://www.icclaw.net/
  • Aug 28

    Veterans Career Fair!

    Veterans Career Fair!
    United States Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons Veterans Career Fair September 10, 2014 9:00 am- 2:00 pm FCI Pekin 2600 South 2nd Street, Pekin, Il 61555 Come One, Come All!! Veterans and the general public are welcome to attend…
  • Aug 28

    10 Things Every College Professor Hate

    10 Things Every College Professor Hate
    One of our former faculty members, also a grad and a regular source of employment sent us this link.  Open and read.  Most things aren't an issue for most students and we appreciate that, but if one hits home, take note.  The…
  • Aug 20

    25th Annual Legal Educational Seminar

    25th Annual Legal Educational Seminar
    25th Annual Legal Educational Seminar The 2014 Central Illinois Paralegal Association Seminar Committee, in conjunction with the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, cordially invites you to attend the 25th Annual Legal…
Rank this Week: 59

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

Covers probate news, procedures and resources. By Philip M. Bernstein.

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Aug 23

    Power Of Attorney Not Always Easy To Use

    Power Of Attorney Not Always Easy To Use
    An article in today's New York Times sheds some interesting light on powers of attorney and their sometimes unforeseen drawbacks. Your lawblogger thinks it is well worth a look.
  • Aug 21

    Anna Nicole Smith Estate (Finally) Out Of Court

    Anna Nicole Smith Estate (Finally) Out Of Court
    The ABA Journal reports on the final failure of the Estate of Anna Nicole Smith to recover  hundreds of millions of dollars from the estate of her late husband J. Howard Marshall. Marshall, a Texas oil billionaire died at 89, a year…
  • Aug 14

    Do Not Try This At Home --The Do It Yourself Will

    Do Not Try This At Home --The Do It Yourself Will
    The Do It Yourself  legal industry is flourishing with claims that you do not need a lawyer to get your affairs in order with a low-cost DIY will. Just input your credit card information, download the easy to use form, fill in the blank…
Rank this Week: 65

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/
  • Aug 22

    Should you choose to recuse your family law judge?

    Should you choose to recuse your family law judge?
    For those of you who are new to the legal world or just aren’t familiar with the word, here is the definition of recuse. re·cuse riˈkyo͞oz/ verb North American challenge (a judge, prosecutor, or juror) as unqualified to…
  • Aug 19

    10 Things to know if you are marrying or divorcing a trust fund beneficiary

    10 Things to know if you are marrying or divorcing a trust fund beneficiary
    What a life! Jets, boats, houses, trips, anything your heart desires and not a care in the world. Marrying a trust fund beneficiary can give you a great life. It also can leave you penniless, in debt and the recipient of little or no support.…
  • Jul 21

    Think of yourself as a mountain

    Think of yourself as a mountain
    TRY: Setting aside a time every day for just being. Five minutes would be fine, or ten or twenty or thirty if you want to venture that far. Sit down and watch the moments unfold, with no agenda other than to be fully present. Use the breath…
Rank this Week: 62

Greg Siskind on Immigration Law…

Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

Covers immigration laws, legislation, and news.

http://blogs.ilw.com/blog.php?29221-Greg-Siskind-on-Immigration-Law-and-Policy
Rank this Week: 61

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

Covers China business, travel and news. By Dan Harris and Steve Dickinson.

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    China Joint Ventures That Work

    China Joint Ventures That Work
    China joint ventures are notorious for their high failure rate. An old Chinese saying that is often applied to joint ventures is “same bed, different dreams.” This Chinese saying (同床异梦)…
  • Aug 29

    China Employment Offer Letters: Be Careful.

    China Employment Offer Letters: Be Careful.
    In China, an offer letter (录用通知书) is a written document delivered by an employer to an employee stating the employer’s intent to enter into a labor relationship with the employee. An offer letter…
  • Aug 28

    China Joint Ventures: A Warning

    China Joint Ventures: A Warning
    The most common ways that companies start doing business in China (legally) is by forming a WFOE (A Wholly Foreign Owned Entity) or by partnering with an existing Chinese business through some form of joint venture. Media reports to the…
Rank this Week: 66

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
  • Aug 31

    2014 Amendments Affecting Delaware Alternative Entities and the Contractual Statute of Limitation

    2014 Amendments Affecting Delaware Alternative Entities and the Contractual Statute of Limitation
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Scott E. Waxman, founding partner in the Delaware office of K&L Gates LLP, and is based on a K&L Gates alert authored by Mr. Waxman, Eric N. Feldman, Nicholas I. Froio, Andrew…
  • Aug 30

    The SEC Whistleblower Program Year in Review

    The SEC Whistleblower Program Year in Review
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Jordan A. Thomas, partner at Labaton Sucharow LLP and former assistant director at the Securities and Exchange Commission, and is based on a Labaton Sucharow publication by Mr. Thomas and…
  • Aug 29

    Statement on Asset-Backed Securities and Credit Rating Agencie

    Statement on Asset-Backed Securities and Credit Rating Agencie
    Editor's Note: Mary Jo White is Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The following post is based on Chair White’s remarks at a recent open meeting of the SEC, available here and here. The views expressed in this post…
Rank this Week: 79

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Aug 31

    Citizens Insurance Defense Attorneys Face Criminal and Florida Bar Charge

    Citizens Insurance Defense Attorneys Face Criminal and Florida Bar Charge
    Many insurance defense attorneys buy watches that run fast – but Citizens insurance defense attorneys have Daytona Rolexes that run as fast as the cars at the Daytona 500. My perception is supported by the Office of the Internal…
  • Aug 30

    In Florida, an Appraisal Award May Be a Final Determination of Liability For a Bad Faith Case

    In Florida, an Appraisal Award May Be a Final Determination of Liability For a Bad Faith Case
    On several occasions the following insurance industry argument has been addressed on this blog: the insurance company argues that since a claim proceeded to the contractual alternative dispute resolution process of appraisal and that it paid…
  • Aug 29

    Zippering Roofs and Shingles During Windstorm

    Zippering Roofs and Shingles During Windstorm
    Luis Esteves of Adjusters International forwarded this photograph depicting a "zippering roof" during a windstorm: Luis wrote: . . . We have heard for years from the carrier’s that zippering is always a condition of bad installation…
Rank this Week: 84

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Aug 31

    It’s Not Personal; It’s Just Busine

    It’s Not Personal; It’s Just Busine
    The Economist posits a question: WHO runs the world’s most lucrative shakedown operation? Yes, that’s right. Of course it’s the United States of America, our beloved government doing what it has to do to regulate business so…
  • Aug 31

    The Intellectually Disabled Cannot Be Cured

    The Intellectually Disabled Cannot Be Cured
    When the rules for competence to stand trial were crafted, there was neither concern nor thought about the intellectually challenged.  They were then called “retarded,” which has since fallen out of favor though it provided a…
  • Aug 30

    Dead, But With Official Explanation

    Dead, But With Official Explanation
    There are a few things that no one disputes.  Martin Olin, a 65-year-old lawyer and music industry guy who was riding his bike in the bike lane, was dead.  Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff Andrew Wood ran Olin down because he was…
Rank this Week: 69

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Aug 30

    Two Pedestrians Injured In South Los Angeles Hit-and-Run Crash

    Two Pedestrians Injured In South Los Angeles Hit-and-Run Crash
    Two men were injured, one critically, in a South Los Angeles hit-and-run crash. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Daily News, the victims were struck in the 7900 block of South Western Avenue early morning on August 27, 2014.…
  • Aug 29

    Motorcycle Accident In Orange County Causes Serious Injurie

    Motorcycle Accident In Orange County Causes Serious Injurie
    A 24-year-old man was seriously injured in an Orange County motorcycle accident after a head-on crash. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the major injury collision occurred the night of August 27, 2014 on Santiago…
  • Aug 22

    Ten Injured after Car Crashes into Los Angeles Area Restaurant

    Ten Injured after Car Crashes into Los Angeles Area Restaurant
    Ten people were injured, one critically, after a vehicle crashed into a Little Caesars pizza restaurant in Pacoima the evening of August 18, 2014. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the incident occurred at the 12700 block of Van…
Rank this Week: 73

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Aug 30

    Salmonella Test Prompts Parmesan Recall

    Salmonella Test Prompts Parmesan Recall
    4C Foods Corp. is recalling its 6-oz. glass jars of “4C Grated Cheese HomeStyle Parmesan”, UPC 0-41387-32790-8 with code dates BEST BY JUL 21 2016 and JUL 22 2016 due... Continue Reading
  • Aug 30

    Cilantro Cyclospora Outbreak in 19 States Impacting Over 300

    Cilantro Cyclospora Outbreak in 19 States Impacting Over 300
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Texas officials have been investigating an outbreak of Cyclospora infections in the... Continue Reading
  • Aug 30

    When Food Kills – CNN Covers Salmonella Peanut Butter Trial

    When Food Kills – CNN Covers Salmonella Peanut Butter Trial
    CNN’s Moni Basu is reporting from the trial of former executives of the now defunct Peanut Corporation of America – “Peanut butter killed his mom; now son watches company brass... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 83

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Aug 29

    Investor-to State Dispute Settlement Mechanism (EU Regulation)

    Investor-to State Dispute Settlement Mechanism (EU Regulation)
      On 28 August, the European Union took an important step towards creating a comprehensive EU investment policy, with the publication of a Regulation setting out a new set of rules to manage disputes under the EU’s investment…
  • Aug 28

    New Book Published: Recognition in International Civil Litigation – European Enforcement Law

    New Book Published: Recognition in International Civil Litigation – European Enforcement Law
    The lectures delivered at the 2013 Conference of the International Association of Procedural Law on recognition of foreign judgments and cross-border enforcement have been collected in a book, recently published by Gieseking Verlag…
  • Aug 28

    Another Opinion Limiting the Alien Tort Statute

    Another Opinion Limiting the Alien Tort Statute
      Today, Judge Scheindlin of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a case filed by a class of South Africans against Ford Motor Company and IBM (see here SDNY SAAL.  Those companies had…
Rank this Week: 76

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Aug 29

    Video Chutzpah, defined

    Video Chutzpah, defined
    Stories have begun circulating about an incident in Minneapolis in January, in which officers seemed to escalate a situation in which a man was sitting in a restricted area near a public space, then used a TASER when he refused to give his…
  • Aug 29

    Substantial Similarity and Music

    Substantial Similarity and Music
    From Guest Irina Manta. For those interested in more scholarship on the topic of substantial similarity in copyright law, Carys J. Craig and Guillaume Laroche (York University-Osgoode Hall Law School) recently posted a piece entitled Out of…
  • Aug 29

    Another SCOTUS counter-factual: Justice Posner?

    Another SCOTUS counter-factual: Justice Posner?
    Many sites are talking about Wednesday's Seventh Circuit arguments in challenges to same-sex marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin. Judge Posner was in rare form in shredding the states' arguments in support of the bans, particularly in the…
Rank this Week: 77

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/
  • Aug 29

    No Criminal Charges For Deputy Who Struck Bicyclist

    No Criminal Charges For Deputy Who Struck Bicyclist
    A Los Angeles Sheriff's Department deputy who fatally struck bicyclist Milton Olin will not face criminal charges in connection with the incident, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office has determined. According to a KTLA news…
  • Aug 26

    Woman Fatally Injured in North Hollywood Pedestrian Accident

    Woman Fatally Injured in North Hollywood Pedestrian Accident
    Ki Mun, 77, was struck and killed by a vehicle the evening of August 22, 2014 in North Hollywood. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, the fatal Los Angeles pedestrian accident occurred at the intersection of Kittridge Street…
  • Aug 22

    Fullerton Hit & Run Crash Proves Fatal

    Fullerton Hit & Run Crash Proves Fatal
    Marc Borgfield, 49, was injured in a hit-and-run crash in Fullerton the night of August 18, 2014. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the fatal hit-and-run crash occurred in the 2600 block of West Orangethorpe…
Rank this Week: 75

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Aug 29

    Lawyer facing discipline accuses LSUC counsel of witness tampering

    Lawyer facing discipline accuses LSUC counsel of witness tampering
    A Law Society of Upper Canada hearing panel heard a colourful case yesterday in which a lawyer facing a misconduct hearing accused the LSUC’s counsel of trying to bribe a witness.Counsel for Kumar Sriskanda, who is accused of fraudulent…
  • Aug 29

    News Roundup - August 29, 2014

    News Roundup - August 29, 2014
    CanadaConservatives quiet on when they can fix mistake that altered legislation targeting violent criminals, Toronto StarSuperior Court justice supports constitutional challenge against part of Competition Act in bid-rigging case, The…
  • Aug 28

    Alberta’s first woman chief judge passes away

    Alberta’s first woman chief judge passes away
    Former Alberta Provincial Court chief judge Gail Vickery passed away yesterday. She was the first woman appointed to lead the provincial court when she became chief judge in May 2006.“During my tenure as Minister of Justice, I had the…
Rank this Week: 68

California Injury Attorneys Blog

California Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers personal injury lawsuits, settlements and news. By Estey & Bomberger.

http://www.esteybomberger.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    Woman Killed in Bus Accident at Burning Man Festival

    Woman Killed in Bus Accident at Burning Man Festival
    NEVADA – A woman was tragically killed shortly after midnight Thursday morning at the Burning Man festival, multiple news outlets reported. The victim died after falling under a bus carrying participants.  The fatal incident…
  • Aug 27

    Hyundai Agrees to $17 Million Fine for Delayed Recall

    Hyundai Agrees to $17 Million Fine for Delayed Recall
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said earlier this month that Hyundai Motor Company agreed to pay a $17.35 million fine for delaying the recall of 43,500 vehicles. The fine is the maximum allowed by law at the time…
  • Aug 26

    What to Do After a Car Accident

    What to Do After a Car Accident
    The aftermath of a car accident is chaotic and unfamiliar, and very often emotionally charged and overwhelming. It is good to generally know what to do if you are in a car accident before it happens.  In any stressful situation, it is…
Rank this Week: 72

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: 74

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 80

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Boston criminal law and DUI news. By the Law Offices of Lefteris K. Travayiakis, P.C.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    New Massachusetts Domestic Violence Act

    New Massachusetts Domestic Violence Act
    Earlier this month, Massachusetts enacted the "Act Relative to Domestic Violence". Though arguably the intent of the act is in good faith, it has very profound and serious implications on those defendants charged with a domestic violence…
  • May 9

    Sufficiently Advising a Client of Immigration Consequences Upon Change of Plea

    Sufficiently Advising a Client of Immigration Consequences Upon Change of Plea
    In circumstances where criminal defendants, for whatever reason, elect to change their plea to guilty, the attorney must ensure that the client understands the full panoply of potential consequences that might result. One of the issues that…
  • Apr 29

    SJC Rules Persons in Same Residential Facility Cannot Obtain Restraining Orders Against The Other

    SJC Rules Persons in Same Residential Facility Cannot Obtain Restraining Orders Against The Other
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court considered the case of Silva v. Carmel, and decided that an abuse prevention order may issue where the defendant and victim live in the same state facility may not issue. Both the defendant and the…
Rank this Week: 70

Thomas A. Sharon, R.N., M.P.H.

Thomas A. Sharon, R.N., M.P.H.

Covers evidence in medical malpractice cases.

http://legalnurseconsultanttom.com
Rank this Week: 67

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

Covers bankruptcy, chapter 7, chapter 13, credit reports, foreclosures, and asset protection.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Jul 4

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?
    I practice in the Washington, DC area. Lots of my clients work for federal agencies and contractors who require security clearances as a condition of their employment. The first question they ask when them come to see me is whether a…
  • Jun 18

    Another Appeals Court Approves 2nd Mortgage Stripping in Chapter 20 Case

    Another Appeals Court Approves 2nd Mortgage Stripping in Chapter 20 Case
    The U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, ruled that in a chapter 13 case filed within four years of a previous chapter 7 case (a so-called “chapter 20″), the chapter 13 plan could strip a completely unsecured junior…
  • Jun 8

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”
    Good bankruptcy attorneys spend a lot of time talking with their clients. They give them an awful lot of information. Sometimes clients forget. One of the things clients sometimes forget is the requirement in the Bankruptcy Code…
Rank this Week: 81

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Covers federal criminal law topics such as identity theft, capital punishment, drug enforcement, environmental crimes, immigration, and military law. By Tom Withers.

http://www.federalcriminaldefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 78

DailyWrit

DailyWrit

Covers the US Supreme Court. By Kedar Bhatia.

http://dailywrit.com
  • Apr 23

    Agreement Between Justices Scalia and Thomas During October Term 2012

    Agreement Between Justices Scalia and Thomas During October Term 2012
    Over at Twitter, Mike Sacks posted an interesting question about the agreement rate between Justices Scalia and Thomas during October Term 2012: Is it me, or have Thomas and Scalia been on opposite sides a lot more this term than in the past?…
  • Jan 24

    Advocates Arguing from Private Practice (OT 2000-2011)

    Advocates Arguing from Private Practice (OT 2000-2011)
    In my last post, I provided a list of the top Supreme Court advocates of the twenty-first century who had never worked in the Office of the Solicitor General. As a comment on that post mentions, some who made my list had previous experience…
  • Jan 24

    Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty-First Century

    Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty-First Century
    I have a new Article out in the Journal of Legal Metrics entitled Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty First Century. You can download the article here here. This Article identifies the Supreme Court litigators who have argued at least…
Rank this Week: 82

Appellate Law & Practice

Appellate Law & Practice

Covers appellate law and advocacy.

http://appellate.typepad.com/appellate/
  • Dec 10

    Giving it up.

    Giving it up.
     I am going to be discontinuing my participation in this blog in the next week or so.  If you want someone to blame, blame 1) non-lawyers; 2) furries; and 3) the victims rights/tort reform industry. 
  • Dec 8

    CA1: large law firm loses case on behalf of client

    CA1: large law firm loses case on behalf of client
     US Securities & Exch v. Tambone, No. 07-1384. This is a close case. On the one hand, the government is bringing an enforcement action regarding misleading prospectuses to sell mutual funds. On the other hand, the defendants are represented…
  • Dec 8

    CA1: It’s official. Everything is mail fraud.

    CA1: It’s official. Everything is mail fraud.
    US v. Hebshie, 07-2339 (12/4/08). This is a federal arson case. As you know, the framers of the constitution really envisioned the federal government prosecuting insurance fraud (or, as they say, “mail fraud”). The first says that pretty…
Rank this Week: 71

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Aug 31

    Chapter 8 of Berkshire Beyond Buffett: An Excerpt and Link

    Chapter 8 of Berkshire Beyond Buffett: An Excerpt and Link
    The following is an excerpt from Chapter 8, Autonomy, from Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values; the full text of the chapter, which considers the case for Berkshire’s distinctive trust-based model of corporate…
  • Aug 31

    Argentina and Sovereign Insolvency

    Argentina and Sovereign Insolvency
    Thanks to Gerard for the nice introduction. Indeed, I am here to rant about bankruptcy, securities, and corporate, mostly. The vineyard lies dormant now (but any offers for it will be considered). So, how about Argentina and Elliot? We pay…
  • Aug 31

    Introducing Guest Blogger Nicholas Georgakopoulo

    Introducing Guest Blogger Nicholas Georgakopoulo
    I am pleased to welcome Nicholas Georgakopoulos to CoOp this month.  Professor Georgakopoulos is an expert on bankruptcy, securities regulation, and corporations who writes from a law and economics perspective.  He received his law…
Rank this Week: 91

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/
  • Aug 31

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Why Iran Won’t Leave Afghanistan

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Why Iran Won’t Leave Afghanistan
    Editor’s Note: The United States plans to draw down its military forces in Afghanistan at the end of this year, and for most Americans, this move will put the conflict behind us. One country, however, will continue to play an active…
  • Aug 30

    Judge Scheindlin Dismisses Remaining ATS Claims Against Ford and IBM in Long-running Apartheid Litigation

    Judge Scheindlin Dismisses Remaining ATS Claims Against Ford and IBM in Long-running Apartheid Litigation
    As Lawfare readers may have seen from press reports, on Thursday, SDNY Judge Shira Scheindlin dismissed the Alien Tort Statute suit against Ford Motor Company and IBM in connection with their business activities in Apartheid-era South Africa,…
  • Aug 30

    Lawfare Podcast, Episode #89: Bone-Crushing Zombie Action

    Lawfare Podcast, Episode #89: Bone-Crushing Zombie Action
    Here at Lawfare, we try to spot critical legal issues impacting national security before they’re really upon us . . . and eating our brains. Too often, American policymakers have not taken emerging threats seriously, only to find…
Rank this Week: 92

Law and Other Things

Law and Other Things

Covers Indian law, courts and the Constitution.

http://lawandotherthings.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Excessive Delegation in the Judicial Appointments Bill?

    Excessive Delegation in the Judicial Appointments Bill?
    We bring you a guest post from Aradhya Sethia, a very bright third year student of the National Law School, Bangalore.The Vice of Excessive Delegation in the NJAC Bill, 2014: The Devil is in DetailsThe reforms on judicial appointment in India…
  • Aug 20

    Questioning the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act, 2014 -- Guest Post by Smaran Shetty

    Questioning the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act, 2014 -- Guest Post by Smaran Shetty
    With the passage of the 121stConstitutional Amendment Bill and the attendant National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, the collegium system of appointments, now 21 years in the making, is sought to be replaced by the newly created…
  • Aug 14

    New Law Commission Report on Delays, Arrears, and Adequate Judge Strength

    New Law Commission Report on Delays, Arrears, and Adequate Judge Strength
    The Law Commission has come out with its 245th Report, titled "Arrears and Backlog: Creating Additional Judicial (Wo)manpower." The Report largely reflects the submissions made by the Law Commission to the Supreme Court as per the Court's…
Rank this Week: 95

Charon QC

Charon QC

Mix of legal ephemera and comment.

http://charonqc.wordpress.com
  • Aug 30

    Judicial wear

    Judicial wear
  • Aug 29

    Summer silly season coming to an end in triumph!

    Summer silly season coming to an end in triumph!
    Solicitor-advocate hits back at judge’s ‘Harry Potter’ criticism   I just have to quote the article in full…. Lancashire solicitor-advocate has hit back at what he describes as judicial bias against…
  • Aug 28

    The Times we live in…. bring back hanging? Dear gawd….. whatever next?

    The Times we live in…. bring back hanging? Dear gawd….. whatever next?
    #Hackgate continues with coverage of possible computer hacking in the papers this morning.  Yesterday Christopher Jefferies, the man ‘monstered’ in some tabloids as the suspect in the Yates murder, has…
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
  • Aug 29

    After Ferguson, U.N. Calls on U.S. to Get Its Act Together on Race Discrimination

    After Ferguson, U.N. Calls on U.S. to Get Its Act Together on Race Discrimination
    In the last several weeks, the state of Missouri has captured news headlines around the globe: first, with reports coming out of Ferguson of yet another unarmed African-American young man shot and killed by police, and then with accounts of a…
  • Aug 29

    Body-Worn Cameras Should Not Expand Beyond Law Enforcement

    Body-Worn Cameras Should Not Expand Beyond Law Enforcement
    The Guardian reported last week that Miami Beach is planning on expanding the use of body cameras beyond the police to include “meter maids,” code enforcement officers, and building and fire inspectors. This use of the technology…
  • Aug 28

    For the Poor, Every Arrest is a Gamble

    For the Poor, Every Arrest is a Gamble
    Homeless. Unemployed. Kids taken. Locked up. Guilty. If you're rich like Lindsey Lohan, you can be charged with assault and let off the hook – all with the help of a highly paid, private lawyer. But if you're poor and accused of even…
Rank this Week: 89

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Aug 29

    Protecting yourself from being dismissed

    Protecting yourself from being dismissed
    Securing your employment is something every employee wants and it is reasonable for an employee to want protection from being dismissed.  In the worst case scenario, employees want to know, what legal options do I have to ensure that I…
  • Aug 15

    Is Mandatory Retirement Legal?

    Is Mandatory Retirement Legal?
    Every employee is entitled to be protected and accommodated according to the law, based on certain grounds.  Two grounds for discrimination leave employees wondering what their legal rights are; age discrimination and sick leave based on…
  • Aug 13

    Ex-employee soliciting former employer clients: is it legal?

    Ex-employee soliciting former employer clients: is it legal?
    In his recent Globe and Mail column, Toronto Employment Lawyer Daniel Lublin, answers some of the most common questions that employers and employees alike have regarding termination of employment. Ex-employees often want to understand whether…
Rank this Week: 90