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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jan 29

    Magna Carta to Tour Canada in Its 800th Anniversary Year

    Magna Carta to Tour Canada in Its 800th Anniversary Year
    In June of this year, the Magna Carta will be travelling to Canada. Considered a foundational document outlining fundamental rights, it was signed in June 1215 by King John of England. The Magna Carta, along with its companion document from…
  • Jan 29

    Disclosure of Mental Illness a Breach of Employee Privacy

    Disclosure of Mental Illness a Breach of Employee Privacy
    On December 4, 2014, an Alberta labour arbitrator decided that an employer owed a grievor $5,000 in damages for breach of privacy due to the disclosure of the employee's presumed mental illness during the formal review of a workplace…
  • Jan 29

    Technological Competence 101: Back to Basics?

    Technological Competence 101: Back to Basics?
    Much electronic ink has been spilled in the pages of Slaw over the need for lawyers to up their game when it comes to using technology. In a previous column, I argued that “while technological competence might once have been properly…
Rank this Week: 46

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Jan 29

    Prosecutors Accuse Ulbricht of Making Violent Threats to Protect Silk Road

    Prosecutors Accuse Ulbricht of Making Violent Threats to Protect Silk Road
    Prosecutors turned up the heat on Ross Ulbricht on Thursday, accusing the alleged mastermind of online drug marketplace Silk Road of using threats of violence and murder for hire to protect his criminal enterprise.
  • Jan 29

    White House: Giving Guantanamo Bay Back to Cuba Not on The Table

    White House: Giving Guantanamo Bay Back to Cuba Not on The Table
    President Barack Obama has long stated his desire to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, but his administration has no intention of giving the naval base back to Cuba.
  • Jan 29

    Warren Asks Wall Street for Answers on Dodd-Frank Rollback

    Warren Asks Wall Street for Answers on Dodd-Frank Rollback
    Elizabeth Warren and her allies are keeping up the pressure on the contentious Dodd-Frank rollback that made its way into a must-pass $1.1 trillion spending bill at the end of last year.
Rank this Week: 47

Settle It Now Negotiation Blog

Settle It Now Negotiation Blog

Covers mediation, negotiation and settlement. By Victoria Pynchon.

http://www.negotiationlawblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Our Close the Gap App Arrives in Time for Equal Pay Day

    Our Close the Gap App Arrives in Time for Equal Pay Day
    Close the Gap App™ (sponsored by GoDaddy) is a powerful online tool that takes you on a guided deep dive into your career path. It's like having your very own career or business coach on your desktop or mobile…
  • Nov 16

    Good Night and Good Luck

    Good Night and Good Luck
    I launched the Negotiation Law Blog on October 3, 2006, shortly after I'd earned my LL.M in Conflict Resolution from the Straus Institute at Pepperdine University School of Law. I'm uncertain just how many months earlier I'd begun blogging on…
  • Nov 5

    Getting the Other Guy to the Negotiation Table

    Getting the Other Guy to the Negotiation Table
      This just in from Harvard's Program on Negotiation: In a new study, Nour Kteily of Northwestern University and his colleagues found that low-power groups can influence powerful parties to engage with them through their framing of the…
Rank this Week: 48

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    Obama Promotes Religious Tolerance In Address To Indian People

    Obama Promotes Religious Tolerance In Address To Indian People
    On Tuesday, President Obama on his trip to India delivered a 34-minute address to the people of India (full text). His remarks included a lengthy plea for religious tolerance:Our nations are strongest when we see that we are all God’s…
  • Jan 29

    Nova Scotia Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Trinity Western Law School

    Nova Scotia Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Trinity Western Law School
    In Trinity Western University v. Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, (NS SC, Jan. 28, 2015), the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, in a 138-page opinion, held that the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society exceeded its authority when it refused to…
  • Jan 29

    GITMO Inmate Invoking RFRA Wants Only Male Guards During Transfer

    GITMO Inmate Invoking RFRA Wants Only Male Guards During Transfer
    Miami Herald reports that at a pre-trial hearing at Guantanamo Bay yesterday, the defense lawyer for former al Quaida commander Abd al Hadi al Iraqi asked for an expansion of the existing order barring female guards being used to…
Rank this Week: 49

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    Celgard, LG, Apple and lithium-ion batteries; Rule 1.7(a)

    Celgard, LG, Apple and lithium-ion batteries; Rule 1.7(a)
    Related to a post at PatentlyO titled Federal Circuit Grants Motion to Disqualify Jones Day on Appeal, note discussion of previous action in the case from Korea Times:--Celgard was one of LG partners by supplying base film used in separators…
  • Jan 29

    OriginOil to work with Idaho National Laboratory?

    OriginOil to work with Idaho National Laboratory?
    From renewableenergymagazine:--Disinfection capabilities provided in the form of OriginOil’s Electro Water Separation technology (EWS) may help to create giant open-air ponds for large-scale algal biofuels production.EWS is a high…
  • Jan 29

    Revolving door between Google and the White House?

    Revolving door between Google and the White House?
    From a letter by Ken Blackwell:--Interestingly, the number one corporate cheerleader for patent reform has been Google. Let’s not forget how close the Obama administration is to Google. There has practically been a revolving door…
Rank this Week: 50

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

Covers Indiana law, as well as interesting developments in law and government. By Marcia Oddi.

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 51

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    New Issue: Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

    New Issue: Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law
    The latest issue of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law (Vol. 47, no. 5, November 2014) is out. Contents include:Freya Baetens, Gerard Kreijen & Andrea Varga, Determining International Responsibility Under the New Extra-EU…
  • Jan 29

    New Issue: International Criminal Law Review

    New Issue: International Criminal Law Review
    The latest issue of the International Criminal Law Review (Vol. 14, no. 6, 2014) is out. Contents include:Dominik Steiger, A Steady Race towards Better Compliance with International Humanitarian Law? The ICTR 1995–2012 Shahrzad…
  • Jan 29

    New Issue: International Community Law Review

    New Issue: International Community Law Review
    The latest issue of the International Community Law Review (Vol. 16, no. 4, 2014) is out. Contents include:Special Issue: The Use of Private Military and Security Companies by the United Nations: International Legal AspectsElżbieta…
Rank this Week: 52

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jan 27

    NYC crime stats show homicides dropped 2.4 percent in 2014

    NYC crime stats show homicides dropped 2.4 percent in 2014
    Franklin Zimring quoted in Newsday, December 31, 2014 “If it stays this low it remains unmitigated good news in ways that couldn’t have been anticipated, even just a decade ago,” said noted criminologist and law professor…
  • Jan 27

    What it will take for China’s anticorruption drive to succeed

    What it will take for China’s anticorruption drive to succeed
    Stanley Lubman writes for The Wall Street Journal, December 31, 2014 If China’s leadership is genuine about wanting to clean up the party, it should explore the possibility of moving the power to investigate and adjudicate cases of…
  • Jan 27

    Whites more optimistic than blacks on race relations in the US

    Whites more optimistic than blacks on race relations in the US
    Ian Haney López interviewed by NPR, December 30, 2014 We need to get beyond the opinion, beyond the ideas and really ask, ‘How is race really working in terms of allocating power and resources in our society?’” says…
Rank this Week: 53

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Nov 14

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware
    "Efforts to Repeal Death Penalty Begin Again With New Delaware Legislature," is by Shana O'Malley of WHYY-FM NewsWorks, via NBC Philadelphia. Supporters of ending capital punishment in Delaware are gearing up for another attempt to have a…
  • Nov 13

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe
    Slate posts, "Why Is Justin Wolfe Still in Prison?" It's by Dahlia Lithwick. A few years back, I wrote about prosecutorial misconduct in the Northern Virginia capital murder trial of Justin Wolfe. The case was one of several in the...
  • Nov 12

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case
    This infographic touches on several issues in Scott Panetti's case in a visual fashion: Earlier coverage of Scott Panetti's case begins at the link. All prior coverage is in the Scott Panetti category index. The Supreme Court established…
Rank this Week: 54

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 55

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jan 29

    Leave Your Mark Through Impact Investing

    Leave Your Mark Through Impact Investing
    Over the past generation, many talented people have tried to transform capitalism by using the market to solve social problems. These people have created organizations that are part profit-oriented and part purpose-oriented. Ben &…
  • Jan 29

    Green Burials and Cremation

    Green Burials and Cremation
    Unlike other living creatures on this earth, humans treat dying as a solemn rite of passage. Many of us bury our dead with a ceremony, and many of us believe in an afterlife. This idea is reflected upon in the...
  • Jan 29

    Sisters Forced to Repay Inheritance

    Sisters Forced to Repay Inheritance
    After two sisters were given £100,000 following their father’s death, they are being forced to pay it all back when the insurance company sent them the wrong man’s money. Elaine Briscoe and Sandy Millington received the six-figure check…
Rank this Week: 56

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Jan 28

    Santa Ana Pedestrian Accident Proves Fatal

    Santa Ana Pedestrian Accident Proves Fatal
    Ricardo Rivas, 60, was killed in a Santa Ana pedestrian accident after a person driving a work truck hit him. According to a new report in the Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred the morning of January 20, 2014 at the…
  • Jan 19

    Woman Injured in Anaheim Car Accident

    Woman Injured in Anaheim Car Accident
    A woman was injured in an Anaheim car accident after two cars collided. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the injury crash occurred on South Knott Avenue between West Olinda Lane and West Ariel Place the afternoon of…
  • Jan 18

    Pedestrian Killed In San Bernardino Crosswalk Accident

    Pedestrian Killed In San Bernardino Crosswalk Accident
    Guy Burling, 54, was killed in a San Bernardino pedestrian accident when he was struck by a vehicle in a crosswalk. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the fatal pedestrian collision occurred the afternoon of January 13, 2015…
Rank this Week: 57

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

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

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 58

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
Rank this Week: 59

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]
    For patient investors everywhere. ---- The Regulator Who Explained the Worldhttps://hbr.org/2012/03/the-regulator-who-explained-th.html ---- Shared via my feedly reader Sent from my iPhone
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 60

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

Online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall, Jr.

http://fourthamendment.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    New format opened April 14th

    New format opened April 14th
    A new format of this website opened before midnight, April 14th. If you are here, please update your bookmark to go to www.FourthAmendment.com. Everything is there, going back to 2006. I'd been thinking about a new format, but the cost of…
  • Apr 12

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search
    The officer lacked reasonable suspicion that defendant was armed to justify a frisk. Defendant, inter alia, made no furtive movements, and asked why the officers had to search him and his demeanor changed when it came up. Nothing here…
  • Apr 12

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data
    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data by Zoe Tillman: => Read more!
Rank this Week: 61

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 62

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jan 29

    Citizenship Exams in the Classroom

    Citizenship Exams in the Classroom
    Could your students pass the citizenship exam? I quiz my Immigration Law students every year. I find that naturalized USCs and government majors tend to ace it. Others struggle. (Admit it, did you realize Publius was one of the writers...
  • Jan 29

    Why immigration opponents don’t get it

    Why immigration opponents don’t get it
    Jennifer Rubin in "Right Turn" blog -- which offers conservative perspectives -- of the Washington Post states the following about the debate over the economic impacts of immigration: "For conservatives to argue that immigrants…
  • Jan 29

    Immigration Article of the Day: States' Lawsuit Against Executive Action More Politics than Substance by Lynne H. Rambo

    Immigration Article of the Day: States' Lawsuit Against Executive Action More Politics than Substance by Lynne H. Rambo
    States' Lawsuit Against Executive Action More Politics than Substance by Lynne H. Rambo, Texas A&M University School of Law January 13, 2015 American Immigration Council, January 2015 Abstract: 25 states, led by Texas, have sued to enjoin…
Rank this Week: 63

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jan 28

    Best of 2009: Char’ed, I’m sure

    Best of 2009: Char’ed, I’m sure
    First posted December 8, 2009.  Poor Starbucks.  So much trademark trouble they have!  Other trouble, too.  And now the people who gave you five-dollar coffee in a paper cup had lost another one — one they…
  • Jan 28

    Best of 2009: Nuts to us? Or a “real” Charlie Brown Christmas?

    Best of 2009: Nuts to us? Or a “real” Charlie Brown Christmas?
    Originally published December 9, 2009. Instapundit links to this item about the incredible shrinking Charlie Brown specials — warmly-remembered favorite scenes from the annual Peanut broadcasts being incrementally excised from annual…
  • Jan 28

    Best of 2009: They always get their man

    Best of 2009: They always get their man
    Posted November 24, 2009. Yes, people do have some funny ideas of what kinds of things to protect with copyright, don’t they?   A few years ago, criminal enterprise Milberg Weiss (in its pre-conviction days) tried to assert…
Rank this Week: 65

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Jan 18

    Credit Card Debt Lawsuit: Judgment Vacated, Case Dismissed

    Credit Card Debt Lawsuit: Judgment Vacated, Case Dismissed
    Capital One Bank (USA) N.A. retained the law firm of Rubin and Debski, P.A. (now known as Debski & Associates, P.A.) to sue our client on a credit card debt.  In addition to collecting on the debt itself, the debt collection lawyers…
  • Jan 8

    Car Dealership Liable in Auto Fraud Lawsuit

    Car Dealership Liable in Auto Fraud Lawsuit
    Our client was looking for a reliable and dependable car for her family.  Even though she asked numerous questions before buying the car, she later discovered the car she bought was not what it had been represented to be, and was far…
  • Jan 7

    Odometer Fraud Victim Receives Justice

    Odometer Fraud Victim Receives Justice
    Our client purchased a vehicle based on the mileage that was advertised by the used car dealership.  Shortly after purchasing the vehicle, he discovered there were almost twice as many miles on the vehicle than what had been advertised,…
Rank this Week: 64

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/
  • Jan 28

    Four Injured In Costa Mesa Street Intersection Car Accident

    Four Injured In Costa Mesa Street Intersection Car Accident
    Four people were hospitalized with injuries in a Costa Mesa car accident after a driver ran a red light and struck several cars that were stopped at an intersection. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the collision…
  • Jan 18

    Highland Police Seek Witnesses In Fatal Pedestrian Accident

    Highland Police Seek Witnesses In Fatal Pedestrian Accident
    Police officers in Highland, San Bernardino County, are looking for witnesses in a car accident that left a pedestrian seriously injured. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the major injury collision occurred the afternoon…
  • Jan 14

    Man Killed in Costa Mesa Motorcycle Accident

    Man Killed in Costa Mesa Motorcycle Accident
    David Christmas, 23, was killed in a Costa Mesa motorcycle accident after a vehicle turning left struck him at the street intersection. According to a report in the Daily Pilot, the fatal motorcycle crash occurred at the intersection of…
Rank this Week: 66

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/
  • Jan 29

    House committee: Raise age of criminal culpability from 17-18

    House committee: Raise age of criminal culpability from 17-18
    The Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee in its interim report (pdf) recommended raising the age of criminal culpability from 17 to 18 years old. What sorts of offenses are seventeen year olds committing in Texas?Like teenagers in the…
  • Jan 29

    Whistleblower lab worker punished for Houston officer's mistake

    Whistleblower lab worker punished for Houston officer's mistake
    Following up on the story of errors at the Houston crime lab that led to dismissal of felony DWI charges, Houston Chronicle columnist Lisa Falkenberg concluded an article this week (Jan. 28) summarizing the case's significance:in the grand…
  • Jan 29

    Hits keep on coming for TX civil commitment program

    Hits keep on coming for TX civil commitment program
    Between a new state audit generating unfavorable stories like these:Houston Chronicle: Scathing audit paints sex offender agency in disarrayAustin Statesman: Audit finds oversight problems in sex-offender agencyand the fact that the judge…
Rank this Week: 67

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    Investing for a new trade mark? What do I do with my slogan?

    Investing for a new trade mark? What do I do with my slogan?
    In yesterday's judgments in Cases T-59/14 ‘INVESTING FOR A NEW WORLD’ and T-609/13 ‘SO WHAT DO I DO WITH MY MONEY’ the General Court of the European Union reviewed the EU case-law on slogan marks, rejecting the appeal…
  • Jan 29

    Dutch diverge with English as Novartis prevails on Zoledronic Acid in Netherland

    Dutch diverge with English as Novartis prevails on Zoledronic Acid in Netherland
    This Kat was delighted to receive from Katfriend Rutger M. Kleemans (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Amsterdam) the following news:Rutger KleemansOn 27 January the Hague Court of Appeal (judges Kalden, Brinkman and Van Nispen)…
  • Jan 29

    Belgium asks CJEU: does the Enforcement Directive allow cost-capping in IP litigation?

    Belgium asks CJEU: does the Enforcement Directive allow cost-capping in IP litigation?
    From Stijn Debaene and Hakim Haouideg (fieldfisher, Brussels: katpat!) comes some pretty hot news from Belgium which ties in to some extent with yesterday's guest Katpost by Barbara Cookson on the recovery of costs in patent litigation -- but…
Rank this Week: 68

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Jan 29

    Fish Recalled Over Botulism Risk

    Fish Recalled Over Botulism Risk
    Arcadia Trading Inc. of Brooklyn, N.Y. is recalling all packages of Red Thread Fish because they are uneviscerated. The product comes in a 7 oz. heat sealed plastic bag. The recalled Red Thread Fish was distributed nationwide in supermarkets.…
  • Jan 29

    Bill Marler: Be Your Own Safety in the Defense Against Foodborne Illne

    Bill Marler: Be Your Own Safety in the Defense Against Foodborne Illne
    Don’t be tackled by bad pizza—follow these tips from food safety advocate Bill Marler The Super Bowl is this Sunday and whether you’re rooting for the Seattle Seahawks or New England Patriots, Bill Marler, one of the…
  • Jan 28

    Wholesome Soy Bean Sprouts Cause of Listeria Outbreak

    Wholesome Soy Bean Sprouts Cause of Listeria Outbreak
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) isolated Listeria monocytogenes from mung bean sprouts and sprout irrigation water samples obtained during a routine assignment on August 13, 2014, at Wholesome Soy Products, Inc. Based on this…
Rank this Week: 69

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
  • Jan 29

    Originalism and Same-Sex Marriage

    Originalism and Same-Sex Marriage
    A while back I wrote some posts stating that one day we would see originalist justifications for the inevitable Supreme Court decision holding that same-sex marriage cannot be prohibited by a state.  Turns out those justifications have…
  • Jan 29

    Andrew Sullivan

    Andrew Sullivan
    I wanted to note Andrew Sullivan’s retirement from blogging, which he announced yesterday.  I am a blogger because my CoOp colleagues gave me a chance in 2009.  I wanted to become a blogger because of Andrew Sullivan.  As…
  • Jan 28

    Prosecuting Prosecutors for Perjury? 9th Circuit panel comes down hard on lying prosecutors issue

    Prosecuting Prosecutors for Perjury? 9th Circuit panel comes down hard on lying prosecutors issue
    Updated: 1-28-15: 2:10 PM, ET Writing in the New York Observer, Sidney Powell began his column this way: “What will it take to produce honest and ethical conduct from our state and federal prosecutors? The Ninth Circuit has a…
Rank this Week: 70

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 72

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Nov 14

    “A Question of Exceptional Importance”

    “A Question of Exceptional Importance”
    Update (November 14, 2014): Since my earlier post on Bruce Carneil Webster’s case, below (the death penalty case in which Dorsey & Whitney lawyers are fighting for Webster, a mentally retarded man on death row), Webster lost the…
  • Nov 13

    Yet Another Minnesota Attorneys’ Fee Hair Cut: Green v. BMW.

    Yet Another Minnesota Attorneys’ Fee Hair Cut: Green v. BMW.
    Update (November 13, 2014): This endless case might be nearing its end, with the Minnesota Court of Appeals’ dramatic reduction in the trial court’s award of the victorious Plaintiff’s lawyers’ fees. We conclude…
  • Nov 12

    Too Much Sugar is Bad For You (Like Tens of Thousands of Tons for Millions of Dollars)

    Too Much Sugar is Bad For You (Like Tens of Thousands of Tons for Millions of Dollars)
    Update (November 12, 2014): It seems with each filing (as described below) the news gets worse for defendant U.S. Sugar Company in this case, which appears to be about the defendant’s misfortune of buying sugar at historic high prices…
Rank this Week: 71

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/
Rank this Week: 74

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: 73

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/
  • Jan 29

    Pinnache and Pizzazz or Milquetoast and Vanilla

    Pinnache and Pizzazz or Milquetoast and Vanilla
    Some people speaking with style.  Some put you to sleep.  Most law firm websites are the latter.  Law firms are so afraid of offending someone that they fail to capture the hearts of anyone. We’ve tried to be the former,…
  • Jan 23

    Firms that name a “Director of Pricing” miss the boat

    Firms that name a “Director of Pricing” miss the boat
    Many firms have created a job for “pricing.” The reason for doing so is that firms don’t have much experience with non-hourly billing, but clients are demanding non-hourly fee arrangements.  Since the firms want to make…
  • Jan 13

    Upcoming Conference on Legal Procurement

    Upcoming Conference on Legal Procurement
    My friend Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein leads the legal procurement organization, Buying Legal Council.  Silvia and her group are holding a conference in New York City on February 2, 2015, Pricing and Collaboration.  The program…
Rank this Week: 75

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse…

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse Notices

Features copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret cease and desist notices.

http://www.chillingeffects.org/
  • Sep 2

    Japanese Court Removal Request

    Japanese Court Removal Request
    International: Japanese Court Removal Request; <br> <i>From:</i> ( Japan) <i>To:</i> Twitter, Inc.
  • Sep 1

    This Website has no Pier

    This Website has no Pier
    Trademark: <br> <i>From:</i> York Condominium Corporation No. 382 <i>To:</i> <br><i>Date:</i> 2014-08-22
  • Aug 29

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google
    DMCA Notices: <br> <i>From:</i> VeronickaM/ MyFreeCams <i>To:</i> Google, Inc.<br><i>Date:</i>
Rank this Week: 76

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

Covers nursing home abuse and litigation. By Poliakoff & Associates.

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Jan 29

    False Claims Act

    False Claims Act
    The Hill had a fantastic article on the nearly $6 billion recovered in 2014 under the False Claims Act. The FCA allows the government to seek redress from individuals or entities that have in some way caused false statements to be used…
  • Jan 28

    Resident to Resident Rape

    Resident to Resident Rape
    Cincinnati.com reported that police have arrested a 57-year-old David Henson in the alleged rape of a fellow patient at Heartland of Mt. Airy nursing facility.  Police allege David Henson anally and vaginally penetrated a…
  • Jan 27

    “Accidentally” Punching A Resident

    “Accidentally” Punching A Resident
    ABC reported that a nursing home employee was arrested for punching a 93-year-old woman. Anita Watford is charged with abuse or neglect of a protected person.  Watford, a nursing assistant, is accused of punching an elderly…
Rank this Week: 77

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 79

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers bad faith, duty to defend, duty to indemnify, liability policies, reimbursement of legal fees and subrogation. By Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue.

http://www.insurancecoverageblog.com/
  • May 25

    Memorial Day 2009

    Memorial Day 2009
    I first ran the post below for Memorial Day in 2006 as a tribute to my Dad, who served as a soldier during World War II.  This is the fourth straight year for this post, and I'll continue to run it every year. 
  • Mar 19

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone
    For those who remember the heady Katrina litigation days of the Ride of the Rigsbys -- appearing on ABC's 20/20, acclaimed as alleged whistleblowers -- these times are very different for the sisters. They've slipped in the…
  • Mar 16

    Insurance Person of the Year

    Insurance Person of the Year
    Nothing like giving the readers a lot of advance notice before an ultra-high stakes award like this is finalized, right? I'm a bit tardy on this, but hey, it's not like I'm on the advisory board of the Insurance Law Center and might have…
Rank this Week: 78

All Roads Lead To China

All Roads Lead To China

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

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

    Foxconn Moving Direct to Consumer

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

    Bites of China. Finally a Show Worth Watching!

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

    What Do China’s Millennials Want ?

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

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Jan 29

    Death on the Carnival Dream

    Death on the Carnival Dream
    We have been contacted by a half-dozen passengers from the Carnival Dream ship sailing out of New Orleans. They have inquired about the death of a 30 year-old man (passenger) sailing with his wife and other couples.  He apparently fell…
  • Jan 28

    Sapphire Princess Passenger Overboard, Rescued

    Sapphire Princess Passenger Overboard, Rescued
    The Cruise Critic message board mentions that a passenger went overboard and was rescued from a Princess cruise ship. The person starting the thread speculated that the passenger jumped. The cruise line of course has not issued a statement.…
  • Jan 27

    "Missing" Carnival Cruise Passengers Arrested in Jamaica

    "Missing" Carnival Cruise Passengers Arrested in Jamaica
    On January 14th I wrote an article about two passengers who arrived in Falmouth, Jamaica on January 12th, and did not return to the Carnival Victory when the cruise ship departed. Local newspapers in Jamaica said the two men…
Rank this Week: 81

ITC 337 Law Blog

ITC 337 Law Blog

Covers International Trade Commission cases and news. By Oblon Spivak.

http://www.itcblog.com
Rank this Week: 82

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    False PAC advertising?

    False PAC advertising?
    This detailed Politico story suggests that there's a fraudulent misrepresentation problem, but that the FEC can't do much about it.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jan 26

    Distributor's TM registration blocks manufacturer's claim

    Distributor's TM registration blocks manufacturer's claim
    Mighty Enterprises, Inc. v. She Hong Indus. Co. Ltd., 2015 WL 276771, No. 2:14–cv–06516 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 22, 2015) Mighty distributes and services heavy machinery. She Hong makes heavy machinery under the name…
  • Jan 26

    No standing for injunction-only cla

    No standing for injunction-only cla
    Graiser v. Visionworks of America, 2015 WL 248003, No. 1:14–CV–01641 (N.D. Ohio Jan. 20, 2015) Graiser sought an injunction on behalf of a putative class based on his false advertising claims, which alleged that…
Rank this Week: 83

Our News & Stories

Our News & Stories

Features Penn Law news.

http://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/news/
  • Aug 24

    Penn Law launches innovative program in Latin American & Latino Studie

    Penn Law launches innovative program in Latin American &amp; Latino Studie
    In recognition of the mounting importance of Latin America as both a rapidly growing global legal market and the hub of much U.S. immigration debate, the University of Pennsylvania Law School has established the innovative Certificate of…
  • Aug 17

    Alumni spotlight: Noam Dworman L’87

    Alumni spotlight: Noam Dworman L’87
    The Comedy Cellar opened in 1980, long after venues such as the 1960s-era Improv set the tone. But the Comedy Cellar made comic hay just the same, earning sell-out after sell-out of its 115-seat room as well as a string of accolades including…
  • Aug 12

    Summer employment dispatch: Alicia Zhang L’16

    Summer employment dispatch: Alicia Zhang L’16
    This dispatch from Alicia Zhang L'16 is one in a series of firsthand accounts by Law School students about how their summer employment opportunities are preparing them for their legal careers. Zhang is from Austin, TX.
Rank this Week: 84

LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

Covers federal regulation, state and local issues, marine regulation, pipelines, markets and competition and more. By Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

http://www.lnglawblog.com
  • Jan 29

    Consortium Takes Ownership of Douglas Channel LNG Project

    Consortium Takes Ownership of Douglas Channel LNG Project
    The Douglas Channel LNG Consortium, comprised of AltaGas Idemitsu Joint Venture Limited Partnership, EDF Trading Limited and EXMAR NV, announced that as a result of the Plan of Arrangement completed under the Companies’ Creditors…
  • Jan 28

    U.S. Congressmen Launch LNG Export Caucu

    U.S. Congressmen Launch LNG Export Caucu
    Today, Congressmen Blake Farenthold (R-TX) and Filemon Vela (D-TX) launched the bipartisan LNG Export Caucus, which, according to the press release, was established “to help the development and timely exportation of LNG.”
  • Jan 28

    U.S. House Passes Bill to Expedite U.S. LNG Export

    U.S. House Passes Bill to Expedite U.S. LNG Export
    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 351, the LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act, by a bipartisan vote of 277-133.  The bill, among other things, requires the U.S. Department of Energy to issue a final decision…
Rank this Week: 86

miabogadoenlinea.net

miabogadoenlinea.net

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

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

    Fatua declara validez de Twitter para jurar lealtad al rey Salman

    Fatua declara validez de Twitter para jurar lealtad al rey Salman
    Tras la muerte del rey Abdalá y la consecuente asunción del poder por su hermano, el rey Salman en el Reino de Arabia Saudita, se emitió una fatua o fetua por el Consejo de Académicos, máxima autoridad en…
  • Jan 28

    Implementan nuevo sistema de grabación de juicios en Bolivia

    Implementan nuevo sistema de grabación de juicios en Bolivia
    Esta semana la presidente del Consejo de la Magistratura de Bolivia, Cristina Mamani, presentó el sistema de grabación audiovisual que será implementado en las audiencias judiciales, con el objetivo de terminar con la…
  • Jan 28

    Restaurante logra acuerdo extrajudicial en demanda por regalías musicale

    Restaurante logra acuerdo extrajudicial en demanda por regalías musicale
    Papi's Fajita Factory, un restaurante de comida texmex ubicado en Denham Springs, una ciudad del condado de Livingston Parish, Louisiana, Estados Unidos, de poco más de 10,000 habitantes, fue demandado por Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) al…
Rank this Week: 85

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

Covers birth injuries, medical device liability, medical misdiagnosis and surgical errors. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticeattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 87

Res Communis

Res Communis

Covers the legal aspects of human activities using aerospace technologies. From the University of Mississippi School of Law.

http://rescommunis.olemiss.edu/
  • Nov 27

    Event: Space Policy Challenges Facing the Second Obama Administration

    Event: Space Policy Challenges Facing the Second Obama Administration
    Source – Secure World Foundation: Space Policy Challenges Facing the Second Obama Administration
  • Nov 27

    Disasters Charter: Flood in England

    Disasters Charter: Flood in England
    The Disasters Charter has been activated for a Flood in England: Flood in England Type of Event: Flood Location of Event: England, United Kingdom Date of Charter Activation: 27 November 2012 Charter Requestor: Environment Agency (of England…
  • Nov 26

    New DoD Space Policy

    New DoD Space Policy
    The United States Department of Defense has released a new Space Policy and a Fact Sheet on the Policy. The press release states: New DOD Space Policy Addresses Safety, Security, Access By Cheryl Pellerin American Forces Press Service
Rank this Week: 88

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/
  • Jan 27

    Tugboat Accident in East China Highlights Tugboat Risk

    Tugboat Accident in East China Highlights Tugboat Risk
    Tugboats are considered the workhorses of the sea. They might be small, but their powerful engines allow them to pull larger ships and perform other crucial duties, like breaking up sea ice to allow the passage of other boats. Yet, crews…
  • Jan 26

    World’s Most Luxurious Cruise Ship Under Construction

    World’s Most Luxurious Cruise Ship Under Construction
    In Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy, the keel was laid for what is touted to be the most luxurious cruise ship in history. The 750-passenger Regent ship will be an all-suite luxury vessel unlike anything that has come before. The keel…
  • Jan 23

    Home Sweet Home: A Retired Florida Woman Living Aboard a Cruise Ship for 7 Years Shares Her Story

    Home Sweet Home: A Retired Florida Woman Living Aboard a Cruise Ship for 7 Years Shares Her Story
    Cruise vacations can bring wonderful memories when cruise lines take proper safety precautions and when nothing goes wrong—but one woman took her love of cruise vacations to the next level. Lee Wachtstetter is an 86-year-old widow who…
Rank this Week: 89

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Jan 29

    STF abre Ano Judiciário com sessão solene, segunda-feira (2), às 10h

    STF abre Ano Judiciário com sessão solene, segunda-feira (2), às 10h
    Está marcada para as 10h de segunda-feira (2) a sessão solene de abertura do Ano Judiciário, conduzida pelo presidente do Supremo Tribunal Federal, ministro Ricardo Lewandowski. Para a solenidade foram convidados os…
  • Jan 29

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para sexta-feira (30)

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para sexta-feira (30)
    Revista JustiçaNo quadro “Atualidades do Direito” o advogado especialista em direito do consumidor Vinicius Zwarg fala sobre a elaboração do anteprojeto de lei para proteção de dados pessoais. O…
  • Jan 29

    DF entra com ação no Supremo para garantir operações de crédito com BB e BID

    DF entra com ação no Supremo para garantir operações de crédito com BB e BID
    O Distrito Federal ajuizou Ação Cautelar (AC 3792), no Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), contra a União (Secretaria do Tesouro Nacional), na qual pede liminar para suspender imediatamente os efeitos restritivos decorrentes…
Rank this Week: 91