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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 22

    Does #A2J Need a Strategic Plan?

    Does #A2J Need a Strategic Plan?
    I’m in the midst of preparing a presentation for Manitoba’s upcoming Pitblado Lectures describing various online and new media approaches to access to justice. In doing so, I have been struck by the range and variety of players in…
  • Oct 22

    A National Holiday, a Sports Team’s Name, and Researching Native American Law

    A National Holiday, a Sports Team’s Name, and Researching Native American Law
    In the United States we recently celebrated Columbus Day on October 13th. The day was established in 1934, as a national holiday to celebrate the Italian-American heritage of exploration; then was moved to the second Monday in October in…
  • Oct 22

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Miller v. Carley, 2009 CanLII…
Rank this Week: 47

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Oct 22

    Law Schools Rankings by Mid-Career Salarie

    Law Schools Rankings by Mid-Career Salarie
    Wall Street Journal, Harvard Law Graduates Top Salary Survey: At $201,000 a year, Harvard Law School alumni earn more than those of any other U.S. graduate school by the midpoint in their careers. ... The data come courtesy of the online…
  • Oct 22

    Thompson: The Cat-and-Mouse Inversion Game with Burger King

    Thompson: The Cat-and-Mouse Inversion Game with Burger King
    Samuel C. Thompson, Jr. (Penn State), The Cat-and-Mouse Inversion Game with Burger King, 144 Tax Notes 1317 (Sept. 15, 2014): With inversions, taxpayers and the Treasury are playing a game of Cat and Mouse. The partnership structure employed…
  • Oct 22

    Death of Mark Kuller

    Death of Mark Kuller
    Washington Post, Mark Kuller, Former Tax Lawyer Who Opened Acclaimed Restaurants in D.C., Dies at 61: Mark Kuller, a former tax lawyer who transformed his prodigious appetite for good food and drink into a diverse collection of critically…
Rank this Week: 50

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: 48

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
  • Oct 21

    Civility vs Incivility Among Nurses; a Key Component for Patient Safety

    Civility vs Incivility Among Nurses; a Key Component for Patient Safety
    The term “incivility” has many different interpretations depending on one’s experience. Clark (2012) defines the term by first explaining that civility in nursing student-faculty relationships occurs by virtue of mutual…
  • Sep 11

    The Role of Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care

    The Role of Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care
    The thought of providing primary care to fill the physician void in unserved areas is exciting indeed. However, at the same time I feel some trepidation over how to define this role that I am planning to assume. Learning the scope of advanced…
  • Jul 24

    Cost-Benefit of Medical Technology and Medical Tourism

    Cost-Benefit of Medical Technology and Medical Tourism
    Innovative technology seeks to help human beings accomplish a task or reach a goal with greater speed, accuracy and at lower cost thereby improving the quality of life. Of course such innovation causes disruption in existing markets because…
Rank this Week: 46

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: 44

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
Rank this Week: 56

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
  • Oct 22

    Berkshire and Coca-Cola: Deja Vu All Over Again

    Berkshire and Coca-Cola: Deja Vu All Over Again
    In response to the business media frenzy over what challenges at the Coca-Cola Company mean for Berkshire Hathaway, which owns a large stake in the company acquired in 1988, herewith an excerpt for perspective…
  • Oct 22

    FAN 37 (First Amendment News) McCutcheon case produces flood of scholarly commentary — 40 works!

    FAN 37 (First Amendment News) McCutcheon case produces flood of scholarly commentary — 40 works!
    Before proceeding to the scholarly output on McCutcheon, here is where we stand this Term on First Amendment free expression cases: Review Granted Elonis v. United States (to be argued on 12-1-14) Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar Reed…
  • Oct 21

    FAN 36.3 (First Amendment News) A street named Carlin

    FAN 36.3 (First Amendment News) A street named Carlin
    Tomorrow New York City will rename a street to honor the late George Carlin, the famed comedian and inspiration for FCC v. Pacifica (1978), the infamous First Amendment case sustaining a broadcast ban on “7 dirty words.”…
Rank this Week: 55

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: 54

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

Covers securities fraud cases, investment fraud practices and securities industry regulations.

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • Oct 21

    Recovery of Rainer Preferred Income Partners IV

    Recovery of Rainer Preferred Income Partners IV
    Have you suffered losses as a result of your purchase of Prefered Income Partners IV, LLC? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your investment losses. According to marketing material, Prefered Income Partners IV was the…
  • Oct 17

    Recovery of United Mortgage Trust Investment Losse

    Recovery of United Mortgage Trust Investment Losse
    Did you suffer losses investing in United Mortgage Trust? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help recover your investment loss through a FINRA dispute resolution claim against the broker dealer that sold you the investment.…
  • Oct 17

    Recovery of TIER REIT Investment Losse

    Recovery of TIER REIT Investment Losse
    Did you suffer losses investing in TIER REIT? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help recover your investment loss through a FINRA dispute resolution claim against the broker dealer that sold you the investment. According to…
Rank this Week: 57

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Oct 21

    "What Law Schools Can Learn from Dental Schools in the 1980s Regarding the Consequences of a Decline in Applicants"

    "What Law Schools Can Learn from Dental Schools in the 1980s Regarding the Consequences of a Decline in Applicants"
    That's the provocative title of this blog post by Professor Jerry Organ, which offers a very thoughtful and clearheaded analysis of the issues many U.S. law schools are currently facing. If you're wondering about the future of legal…
  • Oct 20

    Public Comments on Proposed Washington State LLLT RPC

    Public Comments on Proposed Washington State LLLT RPC
    The Washington State Supreme Court has posted proposed Rules of Professional Conduct for Limited License Legal Technicians (LLLTs) for public comment. The Washington Supreme Court recently authorized LLLTs to practice law in specific areas…
  • Oct 20

    Facebook and Zuckerberg sue DLA Piper and other lawyers for malicious prosecution

    Facebook and Zuckerberg sue DLA Piper and other lawyers for malicious prosecution
    Complaint is below. In the underlying matter, forged documents were the basis for a suit by Paul Ceglia against Facebook and Zuckerberg, alleging that Ceglia owned a huge chunk of Facebook. (Ceglia's in criminal law trouble these days. We…
Rank this Week: 52

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

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

    More things I think I think

    More things I think I think
    Several readers offered very nice comments on my original Some Things I Think I Think post, so I’ve decided to continue thinking.  Well, at least sharing things I think I think. A recent Wall Street Journal article Lawyers, Judges…
  • Sep 29

    Rule 1: Clients get to decide

    Rule 1: Clients get to decide
    Some things make my blood boil.  Consider these quotes from Part 4 of Pam Woldow’s recent 4-part series, Cutting Corners (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4).  The series discusses whether use of Legal Project Management and Legal…
  • Sep 25

    Bingham’s demise should make everyone wonder about their own situation

    Bingham’s demise should make everyone wonder about their own situation
    Bingham McCutchen is following the Dewey/Howery decline to oblivion.  It seems people are surprised.  They shouldn’t be.  Some number of major firms are the “low end” that create the mediocre industry average…
Rank this Week: 51

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: 53

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Oct 22

    Kate Mackinnon, ERISAdvocate, Wins on Minnesota Supreme Court Review of Larson

    Kate Mackinnon, ERISAdvocate, Wins on Minnesota Supreme Court Review of Larson
    Update (October 22, 2014):  Congratulations to Katherine Mackinnon on the (partial) win! “I am so excited right now, I could launch into the stratosphere,” Mackinnon tells me. This is a big win for Mackinnon, her client, and…
  • Oct 22

    Those Affidavit Blue

    Those Affidavit Blue
    When I first started the practice of personal injury law some thirty years ago, there seemed to be a bedrock consensus about certain principles of law and procedure underlying the civil justice system. Lawyers and judges of all stripes tended…
  • Oct 21

    Will Someone Explain Why the Minnesota State Court System Cannot Make Civil Filings Public?

    Will Someone Explain Why the Minnesota State Court System Cannot Make Civil Filings Public?
    Update (October 21, 2014): Today Minnesota Lawyer quoted Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Barry Anderson following up on a Minnesota Lawyer post that, in turn, followed up on my Minnesota Litigator post below (link here, behind…
Rank this Week: 80

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Oct 22

    Michigan Meijer Stores Issue Salmonella Pepper Recall

    Michigan Meijer Stores Issue Salmonella Pepper Recall
    The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development today issued a consumer advisory for serrano peppers supplied by Bailey Farms Inc. of Oxford, North Carolina and distributed by Meijer stores in Michigan. The advisory was issued…
  • Oct 19

    5 State Salmonella Outbreak Over

    5 State Salmonella Outbreak Over
    A total of six persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Braenderup were reported from five states since January 1, 2014. The number of ill persons identified in each state was as follows: Connecticut (1), Iowa (1), New Mexico…
  • Oct 19

    SalmonellaTests Prompt Cartilage Complex Recall

    SalmonellaTests Prompt Cartilage Complex Recall
    A single lot of Saba Shark Cartilage Complex is the subject of this public announcement and recall as a result of a sample from one bottle that tested positive for Salmonella. This product is packaged in black screw-top bottles with the brand…
Rank this Week: 71

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
  • Oct 22

    Save the Date: ILA 2016 Biennial Conference

    Save the Date: ILA 2016 Biennial Conference
    The 77th Biennial Conference of the International Law Association will take place from 7 to 11 August 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. This year’s theme will be ‘International Law and State Practice: Is there a North/South…
  • Oct 21

    OGEL & TDM Call for Papers: Special Issue on Renewable Energy Dispute

    OGEL & TDM Call for Papers: Special Issue on Renewable Energy Dispute
    Oil, Gas, and Energy Law Journal and Transnational Dispute Management invite submissions for a joint Special Issue on Renewable Energy Disputes. Renewable energy production is nothing new: windmills have been used to produce wind-based energy…
  • Oct 19

    Foreign Judgments and Arbitral Awards – A Practical Guide

    Foreign Judgments and Arbitral Awards – A Practical Guide
    This new book by Apostolos Anthimos is a further step to record systematically the existing Greek case law in the field of International Civil Litigation. Following last year’s publication on the Service of Process Abroad the author…
Rank this Week: 76

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Oct 22

    Antitrust Professor Letter to the FCC in Opposition to the Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger

    Antitrust Professor Letter to the FCC in Opposition to the Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger
    On Monday I filed a letter to the FCC* in opposition to the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger. Over 30 professors of law and economics signed the letter. From the filing: In this letter, we analyze four issues that, when taken...
  • Oct 22

    Noncooperative Market Allocation and the Formation of Downtown

    Noncooperative Market Allocation and the Formation of Downtown
    Yannai A. Gonczarowski, Hebrew University and Moshe Tennenholtz, Microsoft Research and Technion address Noncooperative Market Allocation and the Formation of Downtown. ABSTRACT: Can noncooperative behaviour of merchants lead to a market…
  • Oct 22

    Economic replicability tests for next-generation access network

    Economic replicability tests for next-generation access network
    Laure Jaunaux (EUI) and Marc Lebourges (EUI) discuss Economic replicability tests for next-generation access networks. ABSTRACT: This paper discusses the relevant cost standard for the economic replicability test for Next-Generation Access…
Rank this Week: 67

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

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

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 22

    The case for punishing prosecutor misconduct

    The case for punishing prosecutor misconduct
    At Texas Monthly, Pam Colloff yesterday made "the case for punishing prosecutors who abuse their power," focusing on the Hannah Overton, Michael Morton and Anthony Graves cases. She also highlighted a case that's gotten less attention:Take…
  • Oct 21

    Poll: Harris DA's race in a 'dead heat'

    Poll: Harris DA's race in a 'dead heat'
    A new poll from KHOU-TV in Houston shows the Harris County DA's race is a "dead heat" between incumbent and Rick Perry-appointee Devon Anderson and Democratic challenger Kim Ogg, with an enormous swath of the electorate undecided (46%).That…
  • Oct 20

    Backlash brewing against video-only jail visitation

    Backlash brewing against video-only jail visitation
    In Austin, activists are pushing for the Sheriff to allow face-to-face visitation for county jail inmates, a practice ended as part of a new contract with Dallas-based Securus Technologies which provides for video-based visitation only. (See…
Rank this Week: 77

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 74

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 22

    Puerto Rico Court Upholds Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

    Puerto Rico Court Upholds Ban On Same-Sex Marriage
    In one of the few recent victories for opponents of same-sex marriage, the federal district court for the district of Puerto Rico yesterday dismissed a challenge to the Puerto Rico law that recognizes only opposite-gender marriage.  In…
  • Oct 22

    Austrian Government Proposes Dramatic Revisions In Law Governing Islamic Community

    Austrian Government Proposes Dramatic Revisions In Law Governing Islamic Community
    In Austria, the government presented a draft bill to Parliament earlier this month that would dramatically revise the country's 1912 Islam Law governing the status of the Muslim community.  According to AINA:The new law would regulate at…
  • Oct 22

    NY Top Court Hears Arguments Over Tax Exemption For Land of Pagan Group

    NY Top Court Hears Arguments Over Tax Exemption For Land of Pagan Group
    Yesterday, the New York Court of Appeals-- the state's highest court-- heard oral arguments in Matter of Maetreum of Cybele, Magna Mater, Inc. v McCoy.  At issue is whether a neo-Pagan group is entitled to a tax exemption for a…
Rank this Week: 62

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Oct 22

    Estate Planning Considerations for Wine Collection

    Estate Planning Considerations for Wine Collection
    Collections create unique estate planning considerations, and collections of alcohol call for even more concentrated estate planning strategies. For the administrator of a deceased wine collector's estate, it is important to consider specific…
  • Oct 21

    Haunting Life Insurance Mistake

    Haunting Life Insurance Mistake
    With Halloween right around the corner, parents and grandparents are usually focused on costumes and candy rather than life insurance policies. Life insurance can serve multiple purposes, and for most people is a tool for income replacement.…
  • Oct 21

    Lawsuit Over Handling of Holographic Will

    Lawsuit Over Handling of Holographic Will
    An Austin lawyer and her firm have been sued by fifteen family members, alleging she failed to hire a handwriting expert to show their deceased matriarch’s will was forged and they should have received more from the estate. The lawyer...
Rank this Week: 68

FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
  • Oct 22

    FDA Agrees to Deadline for Issuance of GRAS Final Rule

    FDA Agrees to Deadline for Issuance of GRAS Final Rule
    By Ricardo Carvajal – FDA and the Center for Food Safety (CFS) entered into a consent decree that calls for FDA “to submit a final rule regarding ‘Substances Generally Recognized as Safe’ to the Federal Register for publication no…
  • Oct 20

    No Good Precedent Goes Overlooked: FDA is Asked to Reset FUSILEV Approval and Exclusivity Dates Because of Proprietary Name Review

    No Good Precedent Goes Overlooked: FDA is Asked to Reset FUSILEV Approval and Exclusivity Dates Because of Proprietary Name Review
    By Kurt R. Karst – We were wondering how long it might be until a company went running to FDA to request that the Agency reset the date of approval of its NDA, as well as any unexpired marketing exclusivity,...
  • Oct 19

    Beyond Drinking the Worm

    Beyond Drinking the Worm
    By Ricardo Carvajal – That’s the clever title of a symposium on entomophagy being delivered at the next annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America (ESA), scheduled for the week of November 16 in Portland, Oregon. As we…
Rank this Week: 63

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Oct 21

    Earth to Academia Re: Jones Certiorari Denial

    Earth to Academia Re: Jones Certiorari Denial
    The defense bar is hopping mad about the denial of cert in the Jones case.  There, the Court declined to hear a challenge to the use of acquitted conduct in fashioning the sentence.  Kent discussed it here, and I did...
  • Oct 21

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Delaware Sets Execution Date for Murderer: A Delaware man convicted of raping and murdering a college student in 2005 is set to be executed for his crime December 4, 2014.  The Associated Press reports that 43-year-old James Cooke had…
  • Oct 21

    Eric Holder's Biggest Regret

    Eric Holder's Biggest Regret
    Attorney General Holder was asked in a CNN interview what his biggest regret was looking back at his tenure in office.  John Hinderaker has this take on it:Holder was asked by the interviewer, what was your biggest failure as Attorney...
Rank this Week: 64

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/
  • Oct 21

    Another voice on classroom technology

    Another voice on classroom technology
    From Clay Shirky, a professor media studies at NYU. I especially appreciate the point that student distraction by technology is a biological inevitably; as he writes, "[h]umans are incapable of ignoring surprising new information in our…
  • Oct 21

    Subject matter jurisdiction crossword

    Subject matter jurisdiction crossword
    From Spencer Weber Waller (Loyola-Chicago): The Subject Matter Jurisdiction crossword puzzle. The answer to 12-Down is "thetutor" (Spencer's TA); the answer to 15-Down is "Locke" (that section's torts professor). New York…
  • Oct 20

    Tips for First-Year Law Professor

    Tips for First-Year Law Professor
    I want to offer some advice for the fortunate few who landed a tenure-track law teaching job recently and are now in their first year of teaching. Everyone has a different perspective, of course, and if I go astray, I hope others will respond…
Rank this Week: 66

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/
  • Oct 21

    In Re J.S. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 11, 2014)

    In Re J.S. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 11, 2014)
    I can summarize this opinion in three words:"And" means and.Under ICWA, an "Indian child" is "either (a) a member of an Indian tribe or (b) is eligible for membership in an Indian tribe and is the biological child of a member of an Indian…
  • Oct 20

    US v. Fowlkes (9th Cir. - Aug. 25, 2014)

    US v. Fowlkes (9th Cir. - Aug. 25, 2014)
    I'll merely recite the relevant facts of this case without (much) commentary.  With the caveat that they are a little gross, so the squeamish might want to skip to the next post:The defendant (Mark Fowlkes) is a big guy, and the DEA…
  • Oct 17

    Johnson v. Appellate Division (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 17, 2014)

    Johnson v. Appellate Division (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 17, 2014)
    The Court of Appeal confirms today that when CCP says that you have to have "three judges" on the panels that hears appeals, it really means "three".  Not two.  Three.  Even if two judges are enough to issue a judgment.You…
Rank this Week: 78

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

Provides global privacy and information security law updates and analysis. By Hunton & Williams.

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    CFPB Updates GLB Privacy Rule to Allow Online Privacy Notice

    CFPB Updates GLB Privacy Rule to Allow Online Privacy Notice
    On October 20, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that it has finalized a rule that enables financial institutions to publish their financial privacy notices online instead of mailing them to their customers.
  • Oct 20

    German DPAs Adopt Resolutions Regarding “Connected Cars” and Cooperation with Competition Authoritie

    German DPAs Adopt Resolutions Regarding “Connected Cars” and Cooperation with Competition Authoritie
    On October 9, 2014, the 88th Conference of the German Data Protection Commissioners concluded in Hamburg. Several resolutions were adopted at this biannual conference, including resolutions addressing privacy in "connected cars" and the…
  • Oct 17

    Obama’s New Executive Order Focuses on Securing Consumer Payment

    Obama’s New Executive Order Focuses on Securing Consumer Payment
    Today, the White House announced that the President signed a new executive order focused on cybersecurity. The signed executive order, entitled Improving the Security of Consumer Financial Transactions, focuses on securing consumer…
Rank this Week: 65

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Oct 21

    Proving Non-Obviousness with Ex-Post Experimental Evidence?

    Proving Non-Obviousness with Ex-Post Experimental Evidence?
    by Dennis Crouch The Federal Circuit has rejected BMS’s petition for en banc rehearing in its chemical compound obviousness case. However, four additional opinions either concurring or dissenting show that the court does not…
  • Oct 20

    The Vast Middle Ground of Hybrid Functional Claim Element

    The Vast Middle Ground of Hybrid Functional Claim Element
    by Dennis Crouch In Robert Bosch v. Snap-On (Fed. Cir. 2014), the Federal Circuit has held that two different claim elements “lack sufficiently definite structure” that must be interpreted under 35 U.S.C.…
  • Oct 20

    The Vast Middle Ground of Hybrid Functional Claim Element

    The Vast Middle Ground of Hybrid Functional Claim Element
    by Dennis Crouch In Robert Bosch v. Snap-On (Fed. Cir. 2014), the Federal Circuit has held that two different claim elements “lack sufficiently definite structure” that must be interpreted under 35 U.S.C.…
Rank this Week: 58

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Oct 21

    Time for a Change: The DfE Safer Product Label

    Time for a Change: The DfE Safer Product Label
    By David DiFiore Change isn’t easy. Whether it’s starting a new job, moving to a new city, or even something simple like trying a new laundry detergent, change often involves parting with the familiar and embracing the unknown.…
  • Oct 21

    Climate Change and the Dry, Wild West

    Climate Change and the Dry, Wild West
    By Krystal Laymon I grew up in a small town in California called Placerville (population 10,000), located near Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada foothills. There, in the mountains, where snow days were frequent in the winter, and for fun in the…
  • Oct 17

    We Can All Benefit from Learning More About Our Environment

    We Can All Benefit from Learning More About Our Environment
    By Nneamaka Odum When I was young, I wondered how the earth worked. It wasn’t until attending a special middle school, that I was able to begin my environmental education. As I continued to learn, my passion for the environment grew. My…
Rank this Week: 73

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Covers cruise passenger and crew safety, seafarer conditions, maritime law and all types of injuries at sea. By Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A.

http://blog.lipcon.com/
  • Oct 21

    Top 5 Places to Go Boating in Miami

    Top 5 Places to Go Boating in Miami
    Because our blog is generally about people getting badly injured at sea, we thought it would be nice to mix it up a bit and focus on something positive about the water! Miami is known for many things, including spectacular weather, incredible…
  • Oct 20

    Magic Becomes Mayhem on Ebola Cruise

    Magic Becomes Mayhem on Ebola Cruise
    Just last week, we evaluated whether cruise passengers faced the risk of contracting Ebola while on a cruise ship. While it seemed that the risk wasn’t high, we wondered if the cruise lines had a protocol if this were to happen. Or…
  • Oct 15

    Protecting Yourself While On Board: One Cruise Ship Rape Lawyer’s Advice

    Protecting Yourself While On Board: One Cruise Ship Rape Lawyer’s Advice
    Just a few weeks ago, a former Holland America cruise ship worker confessed to brutally beating, raping, and attempting to throw a passenger overboard. Our firm reported on the disturbing cruise ship rape and attempted murder incident, which…
Rank this Week: 70

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 75

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Oct 20

    Uber Tech Challenges Court Ruling

    Uber Tech Challenges Court Ruling
    Uber Technologies Inc. is fighting a court ruling in France in what seems to be one of the quickest growing services in France, intensifying a legal battle despite the firm’s broad clashes within Europe. A criminal court in Paris ruled last…
  • Oct 20

    Facebook Suing Attorneys for Fraud Contribution

    Facebook Suing Attorneys for Fraud Contribution
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg filed a lawsuit against Paul Ceglia’s attorneys, saying they assisted their client on a defraud attempt against the world’s largest social network as well as its founder. A number of lawyers have represented…
  • Oct 13

    Obama Further Tightens Net Rule

    Obama Further Tightens Net Rule
    Tom Wheeler, a Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, is in a very narrow spot as he writes rules on how broadband firms can handle their own traffic. In the previous week, President Barack Obama, wanted to make the spot even…
Rank this Week: 60

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 61

E. coli Blog

E. coli Blog

Covers E. coli outbreaks, recalls, legal cases and resources. By Marler Clark.

http://www.ecoliblog.com/
  • Oct 2

    Kentucky Issues Raw Milk Warning After Children Fall Ill

    Kentucky Issues Raw Milk Warning After Children Fall Ill
    The Kentucky Department for Public Health is warning consumers about the dangers of consuming unpasteurized milk as well as other products that could lead to disease-producing E. coli infection, following... Continue Reading
  • Sep 25

    Is Raw Milk Link in Kentucky E. coli Outbreak?

    Is Raw Milk Link in Kentucky E. coli Outbreak?
    Five Kentucky children were being treated at Kosair Children’s Hospital on Friday for a potentially life-threatening syndrome usually caused by E. coli O157:H7 infection, and the state health department has... Continue Reading
  • Sep 16

    Kentucky Hit with E. coli caused hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)

    Kentucky Hit with E. coli caused hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)
    As of Tuesday, four Kentucky children remain hospitalized after suffering E. coli O157:H7 infections. The cluster of cases is being investigated by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department based in... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 69

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: 59

Product Liability Law Blog

Product Liability Law Blog

Covers defective product topics such as auto recalls, automotive product liability, defective seatbelt and restraint systems, electrical product defects, and toxic tort/environmental cases. By The Gilbert Law Group

http://productliabilitylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 72

New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

News and information gateway to web based services provided by the New York State Supreme Court Criminal Term Library in New York County.

http://crimlawlib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 79

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses boating, car, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents. By Altman& Altman.

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 31

    Woman Killed in East Boston When Andrew McArdle Bridge Crushes Her

    Woman Killed in East Boston When Andrew McArdle Bridge Crushes Her
    A woman died in East Boston on Tuesday when the Meridian Street Bridge, also referred to as the Andrew McArdle Bridge, closed on top of her. Boston police are trying to figure out exactly what happened to cause the Massachusetts pedestrian…
  • Oct 21

    Massachusetts Suspends New Guardrail Use Over Safety Issue

    Massachusetts Suspends New Guardrail Use Over Safety Issue
    The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has decided to stop the use of a guardrail-end terminal over concerns that there may be safety issues. The rail-end guardrail pieces, known as the ET-Plus, are made by Trinity Industries of…
  • Oct 18

    $15.6M Auto Defects Case Against Toyota Dealership is Upheld

    $15.6M Auto Defects Case Against Toyota Dealership is Upheld
    A three-judge panel has upheld a jury’s verdict awarding $15.6 million to a driver and passengers of a Toyota minivan. They sustained injuries when the auto malfunctioned and went into a ravine. The defendant of this auto defects case…
Rank this Week: 93

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Oct 21

    Cardinal Dolan on the synod on the family

    Cardinal Dolan on the synod on the family
    I like what Cardinal Dolan said about the synod: Pope Francis set a helpful tone. When we opened, he encouraged us to be open and honest, and not to look at our conversations as debates or lobbying,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Oct 21

    The Synod on the Family and Rereading Noonan's A Church That Can and Cannot Change

    The Synod on the Family and Rereading Noonan's A Church That Can and Cannot Change
    The Extraordinary Synod on the Family that just concluded has prompted me to reread Judge John T. Noonan's wonderful book A Church That Can and Cannot Change. Here's the gist, as summarized by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Oct 21

    Anti-semites pay a cost for being haters, which is both good and bad new

    Anti-semites pay a cost for being haters, which is both good and bad new
    The Economist reports that: THE assertion that Jews “control” finance is commonplace among anti-Semites. A new academic study* finds that people who live in areas of Germany where persecution of Jews... [[ This is a content…
Rank this Week: 84

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Oct 21

    Pocono Record Editorial

    Pocono Record Editorial
    "End futility of death penalty system," is the editorial published by the Pocono Record in Pennsylvania. If there’s one thing for which Pennsylvanians can thank confessed double murderer William Parrish, it’s pointing out the…
  • Oct 21

    Post-Conviction Hearing in Tennessee

    Post-Conviction Hearing in Tennessee
    The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports, "Witness says she lied at trial of man convicted of killing Hamilton County deputy," by Claire Wiseman. From the witness stand, Kim Bowman choked back a sob. "This man is innocent," Bowman said.…
  • Oct 21

    Drug Companies and LI Drug

    Drug Companies and LI Drug
    NBC News posts, "Drug Maker Mylan Takes $70 Million Hit in Battle Over Lethal Injection," by Tracy Connor. Alabama's plan to use a new drug to execute death-row prisoners is causing headaches for the pharmaceutical company that makes the…
Rank this Week: 96

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 21

    Forfeiture v. Sound Analysi

    Forfeiture v. Sound Analysi
    Here's footnote 5 of an opinion published here, issued after a rehearing petition in an anti-SLAPP appeal:This issue of first impression was first raised in defendants’ petition for rehearing. Ordinarily we might treat it as…
  • Oct 20

    Appellate Panel Must Have 3 Judge

    Appellate Panel Must Have 3 Judge
    Today's MetNews reports on Johnson v. Appellate Division in Court of Appeal Rejects Use of Two-Judge Appellate Panel in Superior Court. Code of Civil Procedure 77(b) provides that in each superior court appellate division, "no more than…
  • Oct 14

    2d DCA pro tem update

    2d DCA pro tem update
    Assigned JudgesThe following are currently sitting on assignment:Judge Rita Miller of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division One until November 30, 2014 Judge Lee Edmon of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will…
Rank this Week: 87

Total Injury Blog

Total Injury Blog

Covers car accident cases, and personal injury cases in the news. By Kevin W. Chern.

http://www.totalinjury.com/blog
  • Oct 21

    Joan Rivers Autopsy: Therapeutic Complication

    Joan Rivers Autopsy: Therapeutic Complication
    The Joan Rivers autopsy shows that she died as a result of low blood oxygen during a medical procedure, as per the New York City medical examiner. “The manner of death is therapeutic complication,” the medical examiner stated,…
  • Sep 17

    More Suspicious Details in Joan Rivers’ Death

    More Suspicious Details in Joan Rivers’ Death
    More details have emerged regarding comedian Joan Rivers’ suspicious death. On August 29, Rivers underwent a scheduled endoscopy at Manhattan’s Yorkville Endoscopy clinic. Gastroenterologist Dr. Lawrence Cohen had ordered the…
  • Aug 19

    Settlement In Moore-Bertuzzi Case

    Settlement In Moore-Bertuzzi Case
    Former Colorado Avalanche, Steve Moore, has settled his lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks regarding a career-ending hit to the head; both sides agreed to a confidential out-of-court settlement on August 19th.…
Rank this Week: 83

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Covers biometrics, HIPAA, identity theft, PATRIOT Act, phishing and more. By Davis Wright Tremaine.

http://www.privsecblog.com/
Rank this Week: 81

Think Outside the Cage

Think Outside the Cage

Covers criminal law. By the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.

http://thinkoutsidethecage2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 89

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 16

    One Killed In Huntington Beach Car Accident

    One Killed In Huntington Beach Car Accident
    A three-vehicle car accident in Huntington Beach left a 26-year-old man dead and two others injured. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred at the intersection of Garfield Avenue and Edwards Street…
  • Oct 8

    Mother Of Three Killed In Ontario Pedestrian Accident

    Mother Of Three Killed In Ontario Pedestrian Accident
    Juana Elias, 41, was killed in an Ontario pedestrian accident after a vehicle struck her in a marked crosswalk. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the fatal accident occurred the evening of September 30, 2014 near the intersection…
  • Sep 29

    Fountain Valley Car Accident Leaves One Dead, Two Injured

    Fountain Valley Car Accident Leaves One Dead, Two Injured
    James Eckenweiler, 76, was killed and two others were injured in a Fountain Valley car accident the afternoon of September 25, 2014. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the fatal car crash occurred at Talbert Avenue and…
Rank this Week: 91

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 86

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

Covers international extradition and transnational criminal defense. By McNabb Associates.

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 88