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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/
  • Jul 24

    Market Structure Reform and the SEC (Part 1)

    Market Structure Reform and the SEC (Part 1)
    John Coffee has an interesting piece on the Columbia CLS Blue Sky Blog, High Frequency Trading Reform: The Short Term and the Longer Term.   The article highlights two cases, one brought by (but yet to be resolved) N.Y.…
  • Jul 23

    The Affordable Care Act, the DC Circuit, and the SEC

    The Affordable Care Act, the DC Circuit, and the SEC
    Yesterday, two circuit courts issued opposite decisions on the Affordable Care Act. The Fourth Circuit held that individuals could obtain subsidies through the federal healthcare site. The D.C. Circuit, by a vote of 2-1 held the reverse. The…
  • Jul 22

    Tagging, Extensions, and Ensuring Comparability: The Role of the SEC (Part 2)

    Tagging, Extensions, and Ensuring Comparability: The Role of the SEC (Part 2)
    DERA (Division of Economic and Risk Analysis) conducted a study of XBRL files to assess the quality. As part of the examination, DERA analyzed the use of "custom tags." The news was at best mixed or, as DERA put it, "[o]ur assessment suggests…
Rank this Week: 46

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 47

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

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

    Extensive News Coverage of Arizona's Botched Execution

    Extensive News Coverage of Arizona's Botched Execution
    "Arizona Takes Nearly 2 Hours to Execute Inmate," is the New York Times report by Erik Eckholm. In another unexpectedly prolonged execution using disputed lethal injection drugs, a condemned Arizona prisoner on Wednesday repeatedly gasped for…
  • Jul 24

    Statement From Joseph Wood's Attorney

    Statement From Joseph Wood's Attorney
    Dale Baich, an attorney representing Joseph Wood, issued the following statement last night: "The Governor of Arizona and the Attorney General have tonight already pronounced that Mr. Wood did not suffer during his two hour execution, during…
  • Jul 24

    Andrew Cohen on Arizona's Botched Execution

    Andrew Cohen on Arizona's Botched Execution
    "The disturbing lessons of Arizona's un-American execution," is Andrew Cohen's post at the Week. By the time dusk came to the desert, the Arizona attorney general had issued a triumphant press release so negligently drafted that at first it…
Rank this Week: 48

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Jul 24

    Meet the Lawyer Whose Eagle Eye Led to This Week’s Health Law Ruling

    Meet the Lawyer Whose Eagle Eye Led to This Week’s Health Law Ruling
    Months after the Affordable Care Act became law, employment benefits lawyer Thomas Christina paced in his Greenville, S.C., office with its oil portrait of a greenhouse. He was reading the statute to learn its impact on clients. By his…
  • Jul 24

    Resolution to OK Boehner Suit Against Obama Advances in House

    Resolution to OK Boehner Suit Against Obama Advances in House
    European Pressphoto Agency WASHINGTON—The House Rules Committee on Thursday approved a resolution authorizing House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) to file a lawsuit on behalf of the House against President Barack Obama over his use of…
  • Jul 24

    Resolution to OK Boehner Suit Against Obama Advances in House

    Resolution to OK Boehner Suit Against Obama Advances in House
    European Pressphoto Agency WASHINGTON—The House Rules Committee on Thursday approved a resolution authorizing House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) to file a lawsuit on behalf of the House against President Barack Obama over his use of…
Rank this Week: 49

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    Orange County Pedestrian Accident Causes Critical Injurie

    Orange County Pedestrian Accident Causes Critical Injurie
    A 35-year-old man was critically injured in an Orange County pedestrian accident after he was struck while crossing the street. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the major injury collision occurred early morning on…
  • Jul 18

    Worker Electrocuted in Orange County Construction Accident

    Worker Electrocuted in Orange County Construction Accident
    One man was electrocuted and another shocked during a construction accident at Mission Viejo High School the afternoon of July 17, 2014. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, a construction crew was working on the…
  • Jul 18

    Teen Girl Injured in Crosswalk Accident in Costa Mesa

    Teen Girl Injured in Crosswalk Accident in Costa Mesa
    A 15-year-old girl was injured in a Costa Mesa pedestrian accident, which officials say involved a suspected drunk driver who fled the scene. According to a news report in The Daily Pilot, the injury collision occurred at the intersection of…
Rank this Week: 50

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
  • Jul 24

    "A Prolonged Execution in Arizona Leads to a Temporary Halt"

    "A Prolonged Execution in Arizona Leads to a Temporary Halt"
    "A Prolonged Execution in Arizona Leads to a Temporary Halt": Fernanda Santos and John Schwartz will have this article in Friday's edition of The New York Times.
  • Jul 24

    "Conservatives Hone Script to Light a Fire Over Abortion"

    "Conservatives Hone Script to Light a Fire Over Abortion"
    "Conservatives Hone Script to Light a Fire Over Abortion": Jeremy W. Peters will have this article in Friday's edition of The New York Times.
  • Jul 24

    "As Arizona inmate gasped in execution chamber, legal drama unfolded"

    "As Arizona inmate gasped in execution chamber, legal drama unfolded"
    "As Arizona inmate gasped in execution chamber, legal drama unfolded": Matt Pearce will have this article in Friday's edition of The Los Angeles Times. ABC News reports that "Family of Victims Shows No Sympathy at Killer's…
Rank this Week: 52

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    Call for Rapporteurs: Symposium on the Protection of People Fleeing Armed Conflict

    Call for Rapporteurs: Symposium on the Protection of People Fleeing Armed Conflict
    The Law Faculty of the University of Luxembourg and the UNHCR are seeking rapporteurs for the (2nd) Symposium on the Protection of People Fleeing Armed Conflict, which will take place on October 20, 2014, in Luxembourg. Here's the call: Call…
  • Jul 24

    New Issue: International Review of the Red Cro

    New Issue: International Review of the Red Cro
    The latest issue of the International Review of the Red Cross (Vol. 95, no. 889, Spring 2013) is out. The theme is "Violence against health care Part I: The problem and the law." Contents include:InterviewInterview with Walter T. Gwenigale -…
  • Jul 24

    Workshop: Procedural Fairness in International Courts and Tribunal

    Workshop: Procedural Fairness in International Courts and Tribunal
    On September 19-20, 2014, the Surrey International Law Centre of the University of Surrey School of Law, with the support of the Institute of Advanced Studies, the McCoubrey Centre for International Law of the University of Hull, and the…
Rank this Week: 51

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jul 24

    Ignorance Trumps The Particularity Requirement

    Ignorance Trumps The Particularity Requirement
    It’s good to have no clue.  Information is a constraint, a limitation.  This sounds counterintuitive, but that’s only because you’ve never been asked to sign a search warrant for everything in the world ever. …
  • Jul 24

    Because Judge Kane Did His Job

    Because Judge Kane Did His Job
    While some may think this number pedestrian because they see it as an appropriate amount, a $3.25 million settlement for a jail beating is, to put it mildly, spectacular.  This is a huge amount, a monstrously huge settlement for the…
  • Jul 23

    Enfield Police Officer Matthew Worden: Beating “Not Significant”

    Enfield Police Officer Matthew Worden: Beating “Not Significant”
    One cop on the Enfield Police force stood out, Matthew Worden.  Not because he saved kittens stuck in trees. From the Hartford Courant: Enfield, a department with nearly 100 sworn officers, has had 26 civilian complaints in the past four…
Rank this Week: 53

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • Jul 24

    One Dead in Hit and Run Accident at 8th Street and Grant Avenue in Odessa, Texa

    One Dead in Hit and Run Accident at 8th Street and Grant Avenue in Odessa, Texa
    Odessa, TX — One person was killed in a hit and run accident that involved three vehicles in Odessa, Texas, on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. The accident took place at the intersection of 8th Street and Grant Avenue. Witnesses say that two…
  • Jul 24

    UPDATE: Roxan Meier Killed in Alleged Drunk Driving Accident in Milo, New York

    UPDATE: Roxan Meier Killed in Alleged Drunk Driving Accident in Milo, New York
    MILO, NY — A three-vehicle accident involving an alleged drunk driver left one person dead in Milo, New York on Friday, July 18th, 2014, according to the news report released by The Greenfield Reporter. Police believe Roxan Meier was…
  • Jul 24

    Justice Sampson Injured in Single-Vehicle Wreck on FM 2264 in Wise County, Texa

    Justice Sampson Injured in Single-Vehicle Wreck on FM 2264 in Wise County, Texa
    Wise County, TX — Two people were injured when a driver drove off-road and rolled his vehicle into a ditch. The accident took place on Farm to Market Road 2264 in Wise County, Texas, around 1:30 in the afternoon. Timothy Dennis was…
Rank this Week: 55

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/
  • Jul 21

    Bicyclist Killed In Pomona DUI Collision

    Bicyclist Killed In Pomona DUI Collision
    A bicyclist was fatally injured in what officials suspect was a collision caused by a drunk driver. According to a KTLA news report, a BMW was traveling north on Garey Avenue near Philadelphia Street early morning on July 19, 2014 when it…
  • Jul 18

    Los Angeles Hit-and-Run Crash Causes Major Injurie

    Los Angeles Hit-and-Run Crash Causes Major Injurie
    A driver who caused a hit-and-run car accident leaving two people with serious injuries fled the scene on foot, according to a City News Service report. California Highway Patrol officials say the crash occurred on the northbound 101 Freeway…
  • Jul 18

    Motorcyclist Killed In Newport Beach Collision

    Motorcyclist Killed In Newport Beach Collision
    Dwight Palmer, 55, was killed in a Newport Beach motorcycle accident. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal collision occurred the morning of July 14, 2014 near the intersection of East Coast Highway and Reef…
Rank this Week: 54

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jul 15

    What are the implications of the most recent Supreme Court decisions?

    What are the implications of the most recent Supreme Court decisions?
    Jesse Choper interviewed on KALW-FM, Your Call, June 30, 2014 “I don’t think that anybody made light of the fact that the issue of freedom of choice is a very, very important one for women and for other people as well. But I think…
  • Jul 15

    The Supreme Court and the death of free TV

    The Supreme Court and the death of free TV
    James Tuthill writes for Corporate Counsel, (free membership required) June 30, 2014 The court, as is typical with many judicial decisions, barely mentions the real issue: the huge sums of money broadcasters receive from cable and satellite…
  • Jul 15

    ‘Picking quarrels’ casts shadow over Chinese law

    ‘Picking quarrels’ casts shadow over Chinese law
    Stanley Lubman writes for The Wall Street Journal, China Real Time blog, June 30, 2014 On top of prosecutions for vaguely defined crimes such as “picking quarrels,” the rules for journalists and lawyers restrict public expression…
Rank this Week: 56

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Jul 24

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Receives Excellent Review

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Receives Excellent Review
    Client: Name Withheld by Request Type of Case: Debt Collection Defense Client Review: I was being sued over a debt amount that I did not feel I owed, nonetheless, being involved in a law suit was so traumatic for me that I only wanted to…
  • Jul 17

    Main Street Acquisition Lawsuit Against Our Client Dismissed

    Main Street Acquisition Lawsuit Against Our Client Dismissed
    Plaintiff: Main Street Acquisition Corp. Original Creditor: HSBC Bank Nevada, N.A. Plaintiff’s Attorney: Andrew Fleisher, Esq. Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Law Offices of Erskine and Fleisher Case Outcome: Voluntary Dismissal with…
  • Jul 15

    Capital One Drops Debt Collection Lawsuit After Client Hires the Rudnitsky Law Firm

    Capital One Drops Debt Collection Lawsuit After Client Hires the Rudnitsky Law Firm
    Plaintiff: Capital One Bank (USA), N.A. Plaintiff’s Attorney: Flynn LaVrar, Esq. / Richard Battaglino, Esq. Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Zakheim and LaVrar, P.A. Case Outcome: Voluntary Dismissal Our client was sued for an alleged…
Rank this Week: 57

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: 58

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: 59

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/
  • Jul 24

    Bogojević on EU Climate Litigation

    Bogojević on EU Climate Litigation
    Sanja Bogojević (University of Lund) has posted EU Climate Change Litigation: All Quiet on the Luxembourgian Front? (Forthcoming in Van Calster, G., Vandenberghe, W., and Reins, L. (eds), Research Handbook on Climate Mitigation Law,…
  • Jul 24

    Mumme on Labor as a Commodity

    Mumme on Labor as a Commodity
    Claire Mumme (University of Windsor Faculty of Law) has posted Property in Labour and the Limits of Contract (Forthcoming in the Handbook on Political Economy and Law, U. Mattei and J. Haskell, eds. Edward Elgar Publishing) on SSRN. Here…
  • Jul 24

    Schwarcz on Regulating Financial Change

    Schwarcz on Regulating Financial Change
    Steven L. Schwarcz (Duke University - School of Law) has posted Regulating Financial Change: A Functional Approach on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In this updated and retitled article (an earlier version being titled "The Functional…
Rank this Week: 61

Guilford Centre Weblog

Guilford Centre Weblog

Features library news and information. From the College of Law of England and Wales.

http://guildfordlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jun 20

    Summer Vacation Opening Hours for the Library and LRC IT Room

    Summer Vacation Opening Hours for the Library and LRC IT Room
    Until Sunday 27 July, the Library and LRC IT Rooms will be open as normal (8.30am – 10.00pm on weekdays, 8.30am until 6.00pm at weekends.) From Monday 28 July to Friday 12 September, the following opening times will apply: LIBRARY…
  • Jun 20

    Library computer system upgrade

    Library computer system upgrade
    To allow for an upgrade to the University’s Library computer system, online access to the library catalogue and to library accounts will be unavailable from the end of Tuesday 24 June until Thursday 26 June. The library’s…
  • May 14

    Westlaw Student Associate 2014/2015

    Westlaw Student Associate 2014/2015
    Applications for the post of Westlaw Student Associate 2014/15 are welcome from current GDL or final-year LLB students. The closing date for applications is 23rd May.  Please click on the link below for further details.  If you…
Rank this Week: 60

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: 62

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/
  • Jul 19

    A glimpse into grand jury misconduct

    A glimpse into grand jury misconduct
    Lisa Falkenberg at the Houston Chronicle has posted the first two of a three-part series describing abusive interrogation by a grand jury so intense it may cause a capital murder conviction in a police officer's death to be overturned.…
  • Jul 17

    All Ten: DPS now fingerprinting every driver at renewal

    All Ten: DPS now fingerprinting every driver at renewal
    Reversing a decade long policy implemented after the Texas House shot down the idea in 2003, the Texas Department of Public Safety earlier this year began taking all ten fingerprints of drivers when they apply for a license or a renewal.…
  • Jul 17

    Immigrants (still) arrested at very low rate

    Immigrants (still) arrested at very low rate
    A reporter pointed me to this page on the Texas DPS website titled "Texas Criminal Alien Arrest Data" posting material that Col. Steve McCraw has been using to promote the state's beefed up border strategy. Check it out.The data, though, lack…
Rank this Week: 63

Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101

Covers securities enforcement, securities law and going public matters. By Hamilton & Associates.

http://www.securitieslawyer101.com/blog/
  • Sep 10

    Corporate Hijackings 101 l Securities Lawyer 101 Blog

    Corporate Hijackings 101 l Securities Lawyer 101 Blog
    Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Corporate hijackings, also known as corporate identity theft, of public shell companies has been around for more than a decade.  It  is a growing method used by fraudsters to acquire…
  • Feb 26

    George Theodule Sentenced to 150 Month

    George Theodule Sentenced to 150 Month
    On February 26, 2014, the FBI announced George Louis Theodule, 52, a former resident of Wellington, Florida was sentenced to 150 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Theodule previously pled guilty to wire…
  • Feb 26

    SEC Charges Arizona-Based Equity Fund l Securities Lawyer 101

    SEC Charges Arizona-Based Equity Fund l Securities Lawyer 101
    Securities Lawyer 101 Blog On February 26, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced charges against an Arizona-based private equity fund manager and his investment advisory firm for…
Rank this Week: 64

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
  • Jul 24

    660 Gasps for Breath, Then Death

    660 Gasps for Breath, Then Death
    We still don't know where the drugs came from. We know they used midazolam and hydromorphone. We know the combination was experimental. And now we know that instead of working, the drugs took nearly two hours to kill Joseph Wood, as he…
  • Jul 23

    Many Deported as "Recent Border Crossers" Are Neither Recent Nor Anywhere Near the Border, Nor Crossing It

    Many Deported as "Recent Border Crossers" Are Neither Recent Nor Anywhere Near the Border, Nor Crossing It
    This piece originally ran on MSNBC.com. In an attempt to convince the public that its enforcement of immigration laws is fair and compassionate, the Department of Homeland Security emphasizes its supposedly careful targeting of "recent border…
  • Jul 23

    Sorry Mr. Mayor, But Atheists Have Rights, Too

    Sorry Mr. Mayor, But Atheists Have Rights, Too
    They say you can't fight city hall, but sometimes there's no other choice. The residents of Warren, Michigan, visit their city hall on a regular basis to pay taxes, to vote, and to visit the library branch and the farmers market that are…
Rank this Week: 65

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Jul 23

    The UK report on socio-economic rights: guilty by omission?

    The UK report on socio-economic rights: guilty by omission?
    We are delighted to welcome back Ben Warwick with a guest post on the recent  UK report on socio-economic rights sent to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Ben is a Graduate Teaching…
  • Jul 16

    A Mother and Baby Homes Commission: Lessons from the Murphy Report at the UNHRC.

    A Mother and Baby Homes Commission: Lessons from the Murphy Report at the UNHRC.
    Tuesday was the second, and most eventful, day of the Irish state’s examination before the ICCPR . I have made a Storify of my tweets and some others from Geneva, which is embedded at the bottom of this post, and includes…
  • Jul 16

    Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Project Website Launched.

    Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Project Website Launched.
    The Irish and Northern Irish Feminist Judgments Project begins today with the launch of a new website: www.feministjudging.ie. A collective of academics and practitioners based in Ireland and abroad will rewrite 30 important…
Rank this Week: 66

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    No mandamus from CAFC for Nokia in ITC case

    No mandamus from CAFC for Nokia in ITC case
    Judge Newman, in dissent, in Nokia/ITC case:My colleagues now state that theirwords “may be raised ” by Nokia did notmean that the Commission must permit the issue to be raisedby Nokia. If my colleagues did not intend these…
  • Jul 24

    Eli Lilly not doing well in face of patent expiration

    Eli Lilly not doing well in face of patent expiration
    The Wall Street Journal notes in an article Eli Lilly Profit Falls 39% on Patent Expirations The company said that patent expiration of the two treatments caused a 17% decline in volume during the quarter. Cymbalta sales fell 73% to $401.3…
  • Jul 24

    Uncertainty as to the new Unitary EU-wide Patent (UP) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC)

    Uncertainty as to the new Unitary EU-wide Patent (UP) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC)
    In 2002, Donald Rumsfeld stated: Reports that say there's -- that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things that we know that we know. We also know there are known…
Rank this Week: 67

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/
  • Jul 24

    Data Security Council of India Announces Vodafone India Limited as DSCI Privacy Certified Organization

    Data Security Council of India Announces Vodafone India Limited as DSCI Privacy Certified Organization
    On July 22, 2014, the Data Security Council of India announced that Vodafone India Limited has been deemed a "DSCI Privacy Certified" organization. This is the first such certification for a telecommunications company in India.
  • Jul 23

    Hunton Global Privacy Update – July 2014

    Hunton Global Privacy Update – July 2014
    On July 15, 2014, the Hunton and Williams Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group hosted the latest webcast in its Hunton Global Privacy Update series. This blog post provides a link to a recording of the session, and to previous…
  • Jul 22

    New Cybersecurity Center to Be Established in Belgium

    New Cybersecurity Center to Be Established in Belgium
    On July 17, 2014, the Belgian government announced that it has finalized a Royal Decree on the establishment of a national Cybersecurity Center to oversee cybersecurity issues in Belgium. The Cybersecurity Center is expected to be operational…
Rank this Week: 68

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

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

    Ready to Eat Products Recalled

    Ready to Eat Products Recalled
    Great American Marketing, a Houston, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 475 pounds of FSIS and FDA-regulated, ready-to-eat products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of…
  • Jul 23

    Updated List of Stores Nationwide Recalling Listeria Tainted Fruit

    Updated List of Stores Nationwide Recalling Listeria Tainted Fruit
    Recalled fruit consists of conventional and organic yellow and white nectarines, yellow and white peaches, black plums and pluots The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has posted a list of all fruits recalled to date from the Wawona…
  • Jul 22

    Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Florida Resident Sickened By Hepatitis A from “Organic Antioxidant Blend” Purchased at Costco

    Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Florida Resident Sickened By Hepatitis A from “Organic Antioxidant Blend” Purchased at Costco
    Plaintiff is one of 162 people in western U.S. States who have fallen ill from the product  Marler Clark, the nation’s only law firm dedicated to representing victims of foodborne illness, has filed a lawsuit in the United States…
Rank this Week: 69

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/
  • Jul 2

    Only Concrete Evidence Can Keep a Defendant’s Case Afloat Under CAFA’S Legal Certainty Standard

    Only Concrete Evidence Can Keep a Defendant’s Case Afloat Under CAFA’S Legal Certainty Standard
    Bell v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc., 2013 WL 1791920 (E.D.Cal. April 26, 2013). As amended by CAFA, 28 U.S.C. § 1332(d) vests district courts with original jurisdiction of any civil action in which the amount in controversy exceeds…
  • May 23

    Forum Shopping May Not Qualify as Bad Faith

    Forum Shopping May Not Qualify as Bad Faith
    Deaver v. BBVA Compass Consulting & Benefits, Inc., 2013 WL 2156280 (N.D. Cal. May 17, 2013). The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida determined whether the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Standard Fire…
  • May 22

    District Court Can Stay Its Remand Order Pending Appeal

    District Court Can Stay Its Remand Order Pending Appeal
    Dalton v. Walgreen Co., 2013 WL 2367837 (E.D. Mo. May 29, 2013). Staying its remand order to facilitate the defendant to prefer an appeal, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri held that it had jurisdiction to reopen…
Rank this Week: 70

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers drug crimes, DUI, sex crimes, theft and violent crimes. By Stephen Neyman, P.C.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case
    At least once a week a potential client will come into my office to discuss a pending case and conclude the conversation by asking me what guarantees I can give him. My answer is the same each time. There are no guarantees in this business.…
  • Jul 22

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?
    Motions in limine are requests brought by the parties and decided by a judge that determine what evidence might be admitted or excluded at trial. These motions are usually filed prior to trial or on the day of trial however they can be…
  • Jul 14

    What is a Required Finding of Not Guilty and How Does it Work?

    What is a Required Finding of Not Guilty and How Does it Work?
    The duty of the office of the district attorney in Massachusetts is not only to prosecute cases but to screen criminal allegations to determine if in fact a crime was committed. Sometimes this screening process fails. Young prosecutors…
Rank this Week: 71

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
  • Jul 23

    “FBI seized vendor records, hard drives from Horizon charter schools”

    “FBI seized vendor records, hard drives from Horizon charter schools”
    The Columbus Dispatch on July 23, 2014 released the following: By Jennifer Smith Richards “The FBI is examining the relationship between the Horizon Science Academy charter schools and several technology vendors, including some based in…
  • Jul 8

    “FBI, Interpol Host Critical Infrastructure Symposium”

    “FBI, Interpol Host Critical Infrastructure Symposium”
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on July 8, 2014 released the following: “Director Comey Addresses the Importance of Partnerships 07/08/14 FBI Director James Comey was in Miami yesterday, where he spoke at the opening of the…
  • Dec 10

    Eighteen sheriff’s deputies charged by FBI LA in an alleged inmate-abuse probe

    Eighteen sheriff’s deputies charged by FBI LA in an alleged inmate-abuse probe
    The Guardian on December 9, 2013 released the following: Associated Press in Los Angeles “Federal officials on Monday unsealed five criminal cases filed against 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies, as part…
Rank this Week: 72

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 13

    The Cartel Puzzle

    The Cartel Puzzle
    Here's a homework assignment to occupy your minds while I'm away.*  In the winter/spring of 1901, J. P. Morgan and his minions assembled what became if not the first, then certainly one of the greatest, of industrial cartels.  The…
  • Jul 13

    Ending the Great Stagnation: Some Practical Issue

    Ending the Great Stagnation: Some Practical Issue
    I don't know if it's just happenstance or just me but the flavor du jour of a lot of my reading lately has been how we've just got to do something to dig ourselves out from under this debt mountain.   Public, maybe, okay, maybe…
  • Jul 10

    Kazan and the Conventions of Ethnic Casting

    Kazan and the Conventions of Ethnic Casting
    A bit of a followup on that last, only tangentially familial.  Main point: I'm amused to note that the family in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is named "Nolan," and  if I heard right, they are identified as "Irish."  I also I…
Rank this Week: 73

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Charges of Fraudulent Fundraising for Jewish Religious and Charitable Organizations Settled In Civil Judgment

    Charges of Fraudulent Fundraising for Jewish Religious and Charitable Organizations Settled In Civil Judgment
    As reported by Courthouse News Service, New York's attorney general yesterday anounced the entry of a civil judgment settling charges in a charity fraud case against Yaakov Weingarten and his wife Rivka who raised funds for some 19…
  • Jul 24

    US Congress, European Parliament Focus On Case of Meriam Ibrahim

    US Congress, European Parliament Focus On Case of Meriam Ibrahim
    Yesterday, a subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing titled "The Troubling Case of Meriam Ibrahim." The hearing focused on the plight of a Sudanese Christian woman, married to a U.S. citizen, who was initially…
  • Jul 24

    Colorado Same-Sex Marriage Laws Invalidated With Only Limited Stay

    Colorado Same-Sex Marriage Laws Invalidated With Only Limited Stay
    A Colorado federal district court yesterday issued a preliminary injunction enjoining enforcement of Colorado's state constitutional and statutory provisions that deny same-sex couples the right to marry in Colorado and deny recognition of…
Rank this Week: 74

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 24

    European Court of Human Rights Factsheet

    European Court of Human Rights Factsheet
    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg decides thousands of cases every year on an unimaginably vast range of topics. And it has often heard cases on controversial subjects years before Canadian courts have…
  • Jul 24

    Accessing Personal Information in Legal Opinion

    Accessing Personal Information in Legal Opinion
    A recent decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union found that the Dutch immigration authorities were not required to give a person access to a legal opinion about the person’s immigration status, though the opinion…
  • Jul 24

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Alvarez & Lamport on Social Law Firm Business Strategie

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Alvarez & Lamport on Social Law Firm Business Strategie
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
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/
  • Jul 24

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google
    DMCA Notices: <br> <i>From:</i> Bedrock Records <i>To:</i> Google, Inc.<br><i>Date:</i> 2014-07-07
  • Jul 24

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google
    DMCA Notices: <br> <i>From:</i> BPI LTD MEMBER COMPANIES <i>To:</i> Google, Inc.<br><i>Date:</i> 2014-07-07
  • Jul 24

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google
    DMCA Notices: <br> <i>From:</i> BPI LTD MEMBER COMPANIES <i>To:</i> Google, Inc.<br><i>Date:</i> 2014-07-07
Rank this Week: 76

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

Provides global food safety news & information. By Marler Clark LLP, PS.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Jul 24

    Texas Firm Recalls Sandwiches and Wraps for Possible Listeria Contamination

    Texas Firm Recalls Sandwiches and Wraps for Possible Listeria Contamination
    Great American Marketing of Houston, TX, is recalling approximately 475 pounds of FSIS- and FDA-regulated ready-to-eat products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety…
  • Jul 24

    Whole Foods Market Recalls Made-in-Store Items Containing Recalled Fruit

    Whole Foods Market Recalls Made-in-Store Items Containing Recalled Fruit
    Whole Foods Market has announced that it has recalled made-in-store items prepared with organic and conventional stone fruit, including peaches, nectarines and plums, from Wawona Packing Co. because of possible contamination with Listeria…
  • Jul 24

    Carob Powder Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

    Carob Powder Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination
    Earth Circle Organics is recalling its Organic Carob Powder after the company was notified by its supplier that the product could be contaminated with Salmonella. Products were sold to distributors and retail outlets in North America.…
Rank this Week: 77

Our News & Stories

Our News & Stories

Features Penn Law news.

http://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/news/
  • Jul 23

    Summer employment dispatch: Catherine Eagan L’16

    Summer employment dispatch: Catherine Eagan L’16
    This dispatch from Catherine Eagan 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. Eagan, from New…
  • Jul 20

    Jeffrey Vagle named Executive Director of Penn Law’s Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition

    Jeffrey Vagle named Executive Director of Penn Law&rsquo;s Center for Technology, Innovation &amp; Competition
    The Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition (CTIC) at the University of Pennsylvania Law School has appointed Jeffrey Vagle as the Center's first Executive Director.
  • Jul 15

    Summer employment dispatch: Nayha Zubair L’16

    Summer employment dispatch: Nayha Zubair L’16
    This dispatch from Nayha Zubair 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. Zubair, from Fremont, CA,…
Rank this Week: 78

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois civil procedure, the Illinois Wrongful Death Act, medical malpractice and medical device liability. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicago-personal-injury-lawyer-blawg.com
  • Jun 17

    $14,000 Cook County Jury Verdict for Rear-End Crash

    $14,000 Cook County Jury Verdict for Rear-End Crash
    On Oct. 30, 2009, Filberto Meza, 37, was traveling eastbound on 25th Street at Central in Cicero, Ill., when his car crashed into the rear end of a stopped motor vehicle.  Juan Magana and Raquel Magana were driver and passenger in that…
  • Jun 16

    $38,000 Jury Verdict Where Car Hits and Injures Teen Standing in Roadway Near a Disabled Car

    $38,000 Jury Verdict Where Car Hits and Injures Teen Standing in Roadway Near a Disabled Car
    On Dec. 15, 2000, Patrick Broderick was driving southbound on Schoolhouse Road when icy conditions caused him to lose control of his car.  His vehicle came to a rest on a snow bank on the east side of the road.  A good Samaritan…
  • May 9

    $971,000 Jury Verdict for Contractor Who Sued for Unpaid Work at the Pritzker Mansion

    $971,000 Jury Verdict for Contractor Who Sued for Unpaid Work at the Pritzker Mansion
    This was a breach of contract case that started out in the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County and then became a law matter tried before a jury. In this case, a verdict of $971,858 was the outcome in a lawsuit brought by the…
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: 80

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: 81

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

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

    Target v. LCH Pavement Consultants, et al. Trial: Where the Rubber Hits The Road…

    Target v. LCH Pavement Consultants, et al. Trial: Where the Rubber Hits The Road…
    Update (July 24, 2014): Target’s voyage to recoup money in connection with its nation-wide parking lot maintenance arrangement has been a two-year bumpy ride, as set out in the string of earlier posts below. Target brought the…
  • Jul 23

    On the Risk and the Lack of Risk When Lawyers Sue Lawyer

    On the Risk and the Lack of Risk When Lawyers Sue Lawyer
    Suing lawyers for professional malpractice is a double-edged sword. It cuts both ways. I know. I do it. On the one hand, lawyers who sue lawyers probably face less malpractice risk in those cases than almost any other…
  • Jul 22

    The Battle of Coronado or Coronotso? TIME FOR THE JURY TO WEIGH IN.

    The Battle of Coronado or Coronotso? TIME FOR THE JURY TO WEIGH IN.
    Update (July 22, 2014): The case heads to the jury… Update (March 21, 2014): Chalk a “win” up on the Minnesota Litigator prediction tally! (See the prediction below and the linked denial of summary judgment for the…
Rank this Week: 82

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    Survey evidence: Mystery Morgan brings parrot back from the dead

    Survey evidence: Mystery Morgan brings parrot back from the dead
    This Kat's email inbox has been building up all day with excited missives about the fact that an endangered species, indeed one that was thought at one stage to be extinct, has been found lurking in a London Community Trade Mark Court. It was…
  • Jul 24

    When the Writ Hits the Phan

    When the Writ Hits the Phan
    Making YouTube videos for a living or as a hobby is a growing phenomenon. You can delve into the lives of “beauty gurus” or watch tutorials on just about everything from cooking help to how to make rainbow loom bracelets. While…
  • Jul 24

    EU copyright Public Consultation responses Katseries #2: linking and browsing

    EU copyright Public Consultation responses Katseries #2: linking and browsing
    As reported by this very blog, yesterday afternoon the Directorate General for Internal Market and Services of the European Commission released its Report on the 9,500 responses to the Public Consultation on the Review of…
Rank this Week: 83

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 24

    Article on Intergenerational Communitie

    Article on Intergenerational Communitie
    Gregory S. Alexander (Cornell University) recently published an article entitled, Intergenerational Communities, Law & Ethics of Human Rights, Vol. 8 Issue 1, 21-57 (May 2014). Provided below is the article’s abstract: Under the human…
  • Jul 24

    Understanding A Fiduciary's Obligation

    Understanding A Fiduciary's Obligation
    A fiduciary holds a position of trust in relation to another person. A common example of a fiduciary relationship is one between an estate trustee and the beneficiaries of an estate. Because the estate trustee typically has significant…
  • Jul 24

    A Proposal for the Future of Digital Estate Planning

    A Proposal for the Future of Digital Estate Planning
    Last week, the Uniform Law Commission drafted the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, which is a model law that would let relatives access the social media accounts of the deceased. Because so many of us live more of...
Rank this Week: 84

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

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

http://www.livesaymyers.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    How to Lock in Your Custody Agreement and Avoid an Appeal

    How to Lock in Your Custody Agreement and Avoid an Appeal
    The juvenile and domestic relations district courts (“J&DR courts”) in the Commonwealth of Virginia have jurisdiction over cases to determine child custody and visitation. While this jurisdiction is “concurrent”…
  • Jul 21

    Green Cards Through the Immigration Registry

    Green Cards Through the Immigration Registry
    I recently handled the immigration case of an individual who has resided in the U.S. since the late 1950s. Having entered on a farmworker visa and then falling out of status once the visa expired, my client filed for a green card based on a…
  • Jul 14

    Surge of Unaccompanied Children Crossing the Border

    Surge of Unaccompanied Children Crossing the Border
    Over the last few weeks, the recent upsurge of unaccompanied minor children crossing illegally into the United States has caught the attention of the media and protesters alike. Anti-immigration activists will predictably seek to frame…
Rank this Week: 85

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
  • Jul 23

    Evolving Contract Schema

    Evolving Contract Schema
    With co-authors, I’ve been working on a series of experimental papers about contract law that appear to be converging on a theme: what individuals think “contract” means has purchase in the real-world,…
  • Jul 23

    FAN 24 (First Amendment News) — Stephen Barnett: The Little-Known Man Behind the Well-Known Word

    FAN 24 (First Amendment News) — Stephen Barnett: The Little-Known Man Behind the Well-Known Word
    We live by falsehoods. They feed the myths of the great figures whose words are etched in our collective memory as if they were tablets from on High. We know those words; we are moved by those words; and those words define who we are or…
  • Jul 23

    The World Dan Markel Created

    The World Dan Markel Created
    There have been such moving tributes to Dan Markel posted online that I wondered what I could add that hasn’t already been said about him. I didn’t know Dan as closely as many others, but I was fortunate to get to know him back in…
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/
Rank this Week: 86

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Provides analysis of crimes and sentences for Florida state and federal criminal offenses. By Silber Criminal Law Firm.

http://www.florida-criminal-attorney-blog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse
    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida was arrested Friday after she allegedly beat two boys, news sources report. Vosburg, 30, was booked into the Polk County Jail on four counts of child neglect and two counts of child abuse with bodily…
  • Oct 22

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery
    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida was arrested this past week for allegedly shoved her former girlfriend out of a moving vehicle, news sources report. Information regarding the victim's identity was not immediately available following…
  • Oct 21

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection
    Charlie Ware, a licensed Hollywood, Florida acupuncturist and acupoint injection therapist, was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of administering questionable injections to as many a dozen patients, some of whom suffered ill-side…
Rank this Week: 87

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/
  • Jul 10

    Kudos to Jeff Carr

    Kudos to Jeff Carr
    Regular readers know that Jeff Carr, the General Counsel of FMC Technologies, is my mentor, my client and my friend.  Our relationship evolved in that order.  I am very proud of each of these steps in the growth of our personal…
  • Jul 7

    Focus on “shadow hours” misses the point of AFA

    Focus on “shadow hours” misses the point of AFA
    Aric Press of American Lawyer penned a terrific article, What the Rise of Pricing Officers Says About Big Law’s Future.  The article, reflecting the results of a recent survey, offers some great insights into the move to non-hourly…
  • Jun 23

    The Three P’s Shortchanges What’s Necessary to Bring Value To Client

    The Three P’s Shortchanges What’s Necessary to Bring Value To Client
    I ran across an interesting article in Attorney at Work, Trends in Legal Pricing and Project Management. The article reported on the recent P3 Conference offered by the Legal Marketing Association.  The three P’s are pricing,…
Rank this Week: 89

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 90