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IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 46

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Sep 30

    How Does an 8-Member Court Decide Bush v. Gore?

    How Does an 8-Member Court Decide Bush v. Gore?
    Thanks to Howard for organizing this discussion about the upcoming election. I’m excited for the conversation. As if this particular election cycle needed more complications, a massive obstacle faces courts and litigants (and, by extension,…
  • Sep 30

    How Does an 8-Member Court Decide Bush v. Gore?

    How Does an 8-Member Court Decide Bush v. Gore?
    Thanks to Howard for organizing this discussion about the upcoming election. I’m excited for the conversation. As if this particular election cycle needed more complications, a massive obstacle faces courts and litigants (and, by extension,…
  • Sep 30

    Roy Moore suspended for remainder of term

    Roy Moore suspended for remainder of term
    The Alabama Court of the Judiciary suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore for the remainder of his term in office. The focus of the charges was a January 2016 administrative order, in which Moore advised the state's probate judges that the court's…
Rank this Week: 47

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Sep 22

    Benefit Sanctions and Coercion Within the Irish Welfare System

    Benefit Sanctions and Coercion Within the Irish Welfare System
    We are pleased to welcome this guest post from Charles O’Sullivan, doctoral candidate at Maynooth University. In recent days, the Department of Social Protection (DSP) has announced that since January 1st of this year, 4,242 jobseekers…
  • Aug 10

    The rights of the unborn: a troubling decision from the High Court?

    The rights of the unborn: a troubling decision from the High Court?
    Mairead Enright (@maireadenright) Does the unborn have rights other than the right to life enshrined in the 8th Amendment? It is clear that, under Irish law, foetuses cannot have any greater rights than children already…
  • Jul 11

    Progress Report on the Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Project.

    Progress Report on the Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Project.
    The Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Project brought together a collective of academics and practitioners to write the “missing feminist judgments” in appellate cases which have shaped Irish and Northern Irish law. Beginning…
Rank this Week: 48

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    The New Republican Party

    The New Republican Party
    From FB:  Bruce Bartlett and others are forecasting the demise of the Republican Party. In the sense intended, I think they are right but they might want to expand their imaginative universe.  I think we might well emerge with a new…
  • Aug 21

    Head-Banging Through the Weed

    Head-Banging Through the Weed
    It's head-banging time.  I have at hand a book that makes me crazy because it is so full of promise and comes so close and--okay, let me explain.The title is We Are Better Than This, subtitled "How the Government Should be…
  • Aug 20

    Our Generosity and the Second Louis Conn Fight

    Our Generosity and the Second Louis Conn Fight
    We gave a few bucks to a favorite nonprofit a while back; I filed the receipt with every intention to forget about it until tax time. But a couple of days ago, among the usual welter of unsolicited catalogs, the mail brought an envelope with…
Rank this Week: 49

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

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

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

    Call For Support

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

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch

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

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote
    Association of PrisonersContact: John Hirst FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETel: (01482) 341281 or 07766964583Email: john.hirst@myhaven.karoo.co.ukGovernment in U Turn on prisoners’ votesJack Straw…
Rank this Week: 50

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: 51

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: 52

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: 53

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • Dec 23

    Three Injured in Gilbert, AZ Dump Truck Accident

    Three Injured in Gilbert, AZ Dump Truck Accident
    Gilbert, AZ — Three people were injured in an accident with a dump truck that occurred on Monday, December 21, near the intersection of Elliot and Lindsey roads around 7 a.m. According to police, the car and dump truck collided near the…
  • Dec 22

    Brad Gottschall, Johnny Thomas, Injured in St. Mary’s County, MD Box Truck Accident

    Brad Gottschall, Johnny Thomas, Injured in St. Mary’s County, MD Box Truck Accident
    St. Mary’s County, MD — 61-year-old Brad Gottschall was injured in a box truck accident that occurred on Tuesday, December 15, around 6:20 p.m. on Route 235 in Hollywood, Maryland. According to police, 34-year-old Johnny Thomas…
  • Dec 22

    Motorcyclist Injured in SPID in Corpus Christi, TX Collision

    Motorcyclist Injured in SPID in Corpus Christi, TX Collision
    Corpus Christi, TX — A motorcyclist was injured in an accident that occurred in holiday traffic on Monday evening, December 21, on SPID between Everhart and Staples. According to police, the motorcyclist apparently rear-ended the…
Rank this Week: 54

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

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

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    #winning

    #winning
    Gene Stearns is at it again, this time winning the Bank Atlantic case on appeal in the 11th Circuit. The court ordered a new trial after a 6-week trial. It's a significant win (but an unpublished opinion) and one that Gene predicted from the…
  • Sep 28

    Another Johnson case leads to 3 opinion

    Another Johnson case leads to 3 opinion
    This time it's United States v. Vail-Baron. Judge Rosenbaum writes the majority. Judge Jordan concurred. And visiting judge Eugene Siler (from the 6th) dissents. Judge Rosenbaum starts off her opinion this way:When I was growing up, my…
  • Sep 27

    "A very against police judge."

    "A very against police judge."
    That was The Donald last night during the debate when discussing stop & frisk:We didn't get any questions on the Supreme Court though...Instead we got quite a bit of sniffles. I would have felt bad for him had he not been attacking…
Rank this Week: 55

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
  • Sep 23

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”
    The Washington Post on September 18, 2014 released the following: “By John Yoder and Brad Cates John Yoder was director of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985. Brad Cates was the director of the…
  • Sep 23

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”
    The Washington Post on September 18, 2014 released the following: “By John Yoder and Brad Cates John Yoder was director of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985. Brad Cates was the director of the…
  • Aug 26

    FBI: “Kansas Man Indicted for Laser Strike Against Helicopter”

    FBI: “Kansas Man Indicted for Laser Strike Against Helicopter”
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on August 26, 2014 released the following: “KANSAS CITY, MO—Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was…
Rank this Week: 56

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/
  • Sep 29

    On white people's role in addressing race and police violence

    On white people's role in addressing race and police violence
    A Dallas Morning News staff editorial last week touted blogger Awesomely Luvvie's platitudinous clickbait suggestions for what white people should do to address racism and police brutality in America. Part of her post I very much agreed…
  • Sep 28

    Abandon fatalism, embrace accountability on police shooting

    Abandon fatalism, embrace accountability on police shooting
    The Dallas Morning News editorial board has struggled of late to discern a viable path forward in the aftermath of the shooting deaths of five DPD officers in July and the continued, periodic videos emerging of wrongful or questionable police…
  • Sep 26

    Okie voters will set tone for red-state drug-war legislation

    Okie voters will set tone for red-state drug-war legislation
    For mostly historical, family reasons (both sides of my family are from the Texas Panhandle, with ties to Oklahoma), Grits has always enjoyed ribbing our friends from Oklahoma, contending for example that the best thing ever to come out of…
Rank this Week: 58

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com
    Effective April 1, 2015, the Information Governance Engagement Area blog will no longer be updated on a regular basis.  New content ranging from news and events to opinions and assertions will now be available exclusively on the…
  • Mar 31

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix
    By John MartinDocuments in file shares, content management systems, and scanned archives are often described as “unstructured.” However, there is typically a high level of structure in and interconnectedness among those documents.…
  • Mar 30

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR
    By John TredennickTechnology assisted review has a transparency problem. Notwithstanding TAR’s proven savings in both time and review costs, many attorneys hesitate to use it because courts require “transparency” in the TAR…
Rank this Week: 57

On the Record

On the Record

Covers business, legal and government-related news. By The Daily Record.

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Sep 30

    General counsel survey predicts more dispute

    General counsel survey predicts more dispute
    If your company or client views spending on litigation as a bad thing, which it no doubt does, Norton Rose Fulbright’s Litigation Trends Annual Survey will be quite depressing to them. It predicts an increasingly litigious environment,…
  • Sep 30

    Inmate death a challenge for Md., other states: How to tell victims?

    Inmate death a challenge for Md., other states: How to tell victims?
    Marshall Metz had served five years of a life sentence for murdering his wife when his stepson Jimmy Trout got a startling message from Maryland’s automated victim-notification service: “This e-mail is to inform you that Marshall…
  • Sep 30

    Legal Secretary

    Legal Secretary
    Busy Hunt Valley law firm in need of full-time experienced Legal Secretary. Excellent salary and benefits. Email resume to  Heather@frankdailylaw.com. The Law Offices of Frank F. Daily, P.A.
Rank this Week: 60

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 26

    Violent crime is rising. But that’s not the most provocative finding the FBI’s big new report.

    Violent crime is rising. But that’s not the most provocative finding the FBI’s big new report.
    Franklin Zimring quoted by The Washington Post, Sept. 26, 2016 “People who are talking about Ferguson effects — why do you find it in homicide and not burglary?” asked Franklin Zimring, a criminologist at the University of…
  • Sep 25

    Death penalty is dying across America. Will California save it?

    Death penalty is dying across America. Will California save it?
    Franklin Zimring quoted by The Sacramento Bee, Sept. 25, 2016 While courts and legislatures around the nation are abolishing capital punishment, when it goes to a public vote the hard line tends to have the advantage, said Franklin Zimring.…
  • Sep 25

    How Clinton’s or Trump’s nominees could affect the balance of the Supreme Court

    How Clinton’s or Trump’s nominees could affect the balance of the Supreme Court
    Kevin Quinn and co-authors Epstein and Martin cited by The New York Times, Sept. 25, 2016 The new study … used a common and reliable political science measurement to make predictions about the potential nominees. This measurement is…
Rank this Week: 59

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Sep 30

    Twenty Year Anniversary of IIRIRA

    Twenty Year Anniversary of IIRIRA
    It is an anniversary of sorts today. On September 30, 1996, the U.S. Congress enacted the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA), dramatically changing U.S. immigration policy and setting in motion a…
  • Sep 30

    Trump's Racism and Sexism is Getting Worse Everyday

    Trump's Racism and Sexism is Getting Worse Everyday
    Joan Walsh writes for the Nation: It’s no accident that three of Trump’s victims—[Alicia] Machado, the Khan family and Judge Gonzalo Curiel—are not white. Hostility to minorities is the animating energy of the campaign. But the…
  • Sep 29

    A Sign of the Times? At Least in California

    A Sign of the Times? At Least in California
    A Billboard from Sacramento International Airport Photo courtesy of Anupam Chander KJ Related articles Sacramento airport gets federal grant for improvements How Will The Golden 1 Center Keep Birds Out? Billboards Selena: Twenty Years Ago…
Rank this Week: 61

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

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

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Sep 30

    AML Obligations of Broker-Dealer

    AML Obligations of Broker-Dealer
    Since 2002, as part of their anti-money laundering (“AML”) responsibilities, broker/dealers have had a gatekeeper-like obligation to monitor customers for “suspicious” activities and to report those activities to the…
  • Sep 30

    A Unified Theory of Insider Trading Law

    A Unified Theory of Insider Trading Law
    In the United States, insider trading law is premised on an anti-fraud statute—Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934—and therefore liability turns on theories about why insider trading is fraudulent. For nearly…
  • Sep 30

    Weekly Roundup: September 23–September 29, 2016

    Weekly Roundup: September 23–September 29, 2016
    The Board’s Role in FCPA Compliance Posted by David A. Katz and Laura A. McIntosh, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, on Friday, September 23, 2016 Tags: Anti-corruption, Board communication, Board leadership, Boards of Directors,…
Rank this Week: 62

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    The IPKat team news: new arrivals and farewell

    The IPKat team news: new arrivals and farewell
    The IPKat is getting his teeth into the new seasonFall is a season of new school supplies, a new court term and new challenges ahead.  The IPKat is also embracing new chapters this season with some exciting announcements.GuestKatsThe…
  • Sep 29

    Brexit - who has the power to change UK law?

    Brexit - who has the power to change UK law?
    There are two kinds of general European Union laws. EU Regulations are directly effective in all member states.  In the UK, this is recognised by Section 2(1) of the European Communities Act 1972, which provides that:All such rights,…
  • Sep 29

    Book review: Computer Crimes and Digital Investigation

    Book review: Computer Crimes and Digital Investigation
    Would-be computer criminals be warned, the law is slowly but surely catching up with you.  In Computer Crimes and Digital Investigations, 2nd edition, Ian Walden provides an updated version of his 2007 treatise on legal aspect of…
Rank this Week: 63

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: 64

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Sep 30

    Article on Privatizing Religious Matters in Divorce and Inheritance

    Article on Privatizing Religious Matters in Divorce and Inheritance
    Robin Fretwell Wilson recently published an Article entitled, Privatizing Family Law in the Name of Religion, 18 Wm. & Mary Bill of Rts. J. 925 (2010). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: This Essay examines a movement across...
  • Sep 30

    Avoiding Ademption

    Avoiding Ademption
    Failing to maintain and update your will can cause major problems with ademption. Ademption occurs when a specific bequest is no longer present in the testator’s estate at death. There are two types of ademption—by satisfaction or…
  • Sep 30

    How to Best Incorporate Religion into Estate Planning

    How to Best Incorporate Religion into Estate Planning
    Estate planners combine several aspects when working with clients, and showing sensitivity to a client’s religious concerns should be incorporated when necessary. When selecting fiduciaries, clients who seek to implement religious values…
Rank this Week: 65

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 66

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: 67

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 30

    What Do You Do?

    What Do You Do?
    What do you do? It is a seemingly easy question. It may be an invitation for small talk or formal proposal. But how do you respond? What things should you mention? How much should you say? It is an open-ended question that should be easy to…
  • Sep 29

    Default vs Diversity

    Default vs Diversity
    I recently attended an access to justice conference where the majority of speakers and attendees were white men. As a South Asian woman my presence felt conspicuous. This circumstance didn’t feel intentional or nefarious, it was clearly…
  • Sep 29

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Sharp on the Right of Access to Justice Under the Rule of Law

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Sharp on the Right of Access to Justice Under the Rule of Law
    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: 68

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Sep 30

    Thank you for your hospitality!

    Thank you for your hospitality!
    To The Faculty Lounge administrators – thank you for inviting me into The Lounge this month as a guest blogger. To The Faculty Lounge community – thank you for the very warm reception. I’ve received comments posted to the blog...
  • Sep 30

    Bruce Springsteen and Depression

    Bruce Springsteen and Depression
    The Boss's candid discussion of his history of depression is the subject of an interesting article by my brother, Alex Lubet. Here are the opening paragraphs: E Street lead guitarist Steve Van Zandt once said Bruce Springsteen never took…
  • Sep 30

    Rise Up: The Legacy of Nat Turner

    Rise Up: The Legacy of Nat Turner
    Been very quiet of late here and I'm probably not going to be blogging much for a while yet, but I do want to stick my head up to talk about a new documentary I'm excited to watch next week....
Rank this Week: 71

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Provides updates and commentary on current employment law headlines and topics. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    WIRTW #432 (the "Hotel Norha" edition)

    WIRTW #432 (the "Hotel Norha" edition)
    This what one’s happy place looks like Jack White month comes to an end with a few clips from Norah’s most excellent School of Rock “Many Shades of Jack White” show. She was asked to do a lot in this show. Of the 19…
  • Sep 29

    Will OSHA’s new whistleblower rules invalidate your settlement agreement?

    Will OSHA’s new whistleblower rules invalidate your settlement agreement?
    When an employer presents an agreement to an employee ancillary to the separation of that employee’s employment, or settles a claim asserted by an employee, part of the bargain for which the employer is paying is finality. Yet, over the…
  • Sep 28

    The most expensive bottle of orange juice ever

    The most expensive bottle of orange juice ever
    Today, I bring you a first for the blog. A magic trick. Read along as the EEOC transforms a $1.69 bottle of OJ into $277,565. I’ll let the EEOC explain it’s own magic: A federal jury has found in favor of the EEOC in a…
Rank this Week: 69

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

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

http://www.robertkreisman.com/medical-malpractice-lawyer/
  • Sep 29

    Cook County Jury Decides Patient Death in Pulmonary Embolism

    Cook County Jury Decides Patient Death in Pulmonary Embolism
    Betty Spotts fell and fractured her pelvis at her home on Feb. 10, 2011. The fracture required surgery at Ingalls Memorial Hospital. She was transferred to the defendant Providence Health Care in South Holland, Ill., on Feb. 14, 2011.…
  • Sep 27

    $500,000 Jury Verdict for Patient Injured by Surgical Negligence During D&C

    $500,000 Jury Verdict for Patient Injured by Surgical Negligence During D&C
    Johnna Hunt, 40, underwent an outpatient hysteroscopic D&C that was performed by an obstetrician, Dr. John Kaczmarek. She returned home after this procedure and began to hemorrhage. She was admitted to a local hospital and was diagnosed…
  • Sep 23

    Illinois Appellate Court Reverses Dismissal of Case Based on Qualifications of Medical Expert

    Illinois Appellate Court Reverses Dismissal of Case Based on Qualifications of Medical Expert
    A medical malpractice lawsuit was filed by Beverly Coote on behalf of her mother, Phyllis Brevitz, against Dr. Robert A. Miller and Midwest Orthopaedics Consultants S.C. The issue in the case was whether the Coote’s expert had…
Rank this Week: 70

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 28

    APPLICANTS SWARM FOR JUDGE BLAKE'S SPOT

    APPLICANTS SWARM FOR JUDGE BLAKE'S SPOT
    JNC - Press Release - Circuit Court Applicants - Judge Blake VacancyTwenty-two lawyers (including some county court judges)  with visions of black robes dancing in their heads have filed to replace Judge Blake on the bench.Bonus trivia…
  • Sep 26

    NEW GRUNTS

    NEW GRUNTS
    The new ASAs, fresh out of law school, shiny new suits, fancy graduation-gift briefcases, and fully indoctrinated on the Miami-ASA way, hit the courtrooms today.Over the weekend, long time ASA Frank Ledee was honored by the League of…
  • Sep 24

    NFL WEEK THREE 2016

    NFL WEEK THREE 2016
    The surprise of the week is that the majority of the Survivor pool is picking your Miami Dolphins, at home against the Browns.After another scintillating week of picks last week, we confidently take on a difficult week three schedule,…
Rank this Week: 73

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

Discusses arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. By Karl Bayer.

http://www.disputingblog.com/
Rank this Week: 72

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
  • Sep 29

    Avoiding Contempt of Court, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach Says He’ll Let People Vote

    Avoiding Contempt of Court, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach Says He’ll Let People Vote
    Thousands of voters will be registered in time for November. Under the threat of contempt of court, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has agreed to register thousands of eligible voters and to properly notify them that they are…
  • Sep 29

    Gov. LePage’s Binder of Black and Brown People Is Actually Pretty White

    Gov. LePage’s Binder of Black and Brown People Is Actually Pretty White
    According to our count, more than half of the people in Gov. LePage’s binder are white. Last month, Maine’s Gov. LePage once again got our attention when he claimed to be keeping a binder of “every single drug dealer who has…
  • Sep 29

    It's Time to Go, Hyde Amendment

    It's Time to Go, Hyde Amendment
    Our right to abortion access should not depend on our income or our ZIP code. Enacted in 1976, the Hyde Amendment turns 40 years old this year. The Hyde Amendment was introduced by the late Henry Hyde, a Republican from Illinois who sought to…
Rank this Week: 75

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 28

    Why Waiting Until the Last Minute to Hire a Criminal Lawyer is Not a Good Idea

    Why Waiting Until the Last Minute to Hire a Criminal Lawyer is Not a Good Idea
    Not unlike most Sundays I woke up yesterday to several find messages on my cell phone from perspective clients who are in need of criminal legal representation in court today. Someone needed a lawyer for a domestic assault and battery case…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 74

California Injury Attorneys Blog

California Injury Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.esteybomberger.com/blog/
  • Oct 8

    Pedestrian Fatally Struck While Unloading Car in La Jolla

    Pedestrian Fatally Struck While Unloading Car in La Jolla
    LA JOLLA – A 45-year-old La Jolla woman was killed Tuesday morning when she was struck by a car on Girard Avenue, NBC San Diego reported. Just before noon, authorities say the woman was unloading her car when an elderly driver backed…
  • Oct 7

    Jury Awards $1.25 Million to Man Injured by Defective Table Saw

    Jury Awards $1.25 Million to Man Injured by Defective Table Saw
    Last month, a jury in Chicago federal court awarded $1.25 million to an Illinois man who was severely injured by a defective table saw.  The victim, Brandon Stollings, 30, lost his index finger and parts of two other fingers in 2007…
  • Oct 6

    Five Teenagers Tragically Killed in Orange County Crash

    Five Teenagers Tragically Killed in Orange County Crash
    BUENA PARK — A BMW crashed in Orange County early Saturday morning, killing five teenage passengers in a solo-vehicle collision on southbound Interstate 5 in Irvine.The accident was reported just after 2 a.m. south of Alton Parkway…
Rank this Week: 76

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 & 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: 77

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Sep 30

    Tropical Smoothie Cafe Hepatitis A Outbreak Slow

    Tropical Smoothie Cafe Hepatitis A Outbreak Slow
    Several states, CDC, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are continuing to investigate a multistate outbreak of foodborne hepatitis A. Information available at this time does not indicate an ongoing risk of acquiring…
  • Sep 27

    130 with Hepatitis A in Arkansas, Maryland , New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin

    130 with Hepatitis A in Arkansas, Maryland , New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin
    As of today, 105 Virginia residents who had tested positive for hepatitis A reported consuming a smoothie at Tropical Smoothie Café prior to becoming ill. Approximately 35% of the residents, for whom information is available, have…
  • Sep 27

    E. coli O103 Recall of Beef Trim

    E. coli O103 Recall of Beef Trim
    Caviness Beef Packers, a Hereford, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 2,100 pounds of boneless beef trim products that may be contaminated with E. coli O103, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and…
Rank this Week: 78

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

Provides news and views on matters of interest to the Brooklyn Law School community.

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Sep 29

    Seminar Paper Workshop: Resources and Recording

    Seminar Paper Workshop: Resources and Recording
    Last week Prof. Fajans and Librarian Kathy Darvil ran their semi-annual workshop on how to research and write a seminar paper.  Topics covered included sources for selecting your topic, sources for researching your topic, and how to…
  • Sep 23

    Episode 098 – Conversation BLS Alumni Greg Zamfotis and John Rudikoff

    Episode 098 – Conversation BLS Alumni Greg Zamfotis and John Rudikoff
    Episode 098 – Conversation with BLS Alumni Greg Zamfotis and John Rudikoff.mp3 This conversation with Brooklyn Law School alumni Gregory Zamfotis, Class of 2007, and John Rudikoff, Class of 2006 and CEO and managing director of the…
  • Sep 22

    BLS Library Databases Research Fair: September 29, 2016

    BLS Library Databases Research Fair: September 29, 2016
    The Fifth Annual Library Databases Research Fair will be held on Thursday, September 29th, 2016.  The Fair will be held in the Student Lounge from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. Representatives from the following legal research companies will be here…
Rank this Week: 79

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Sep 28

    Big Data and the ADA

    Big Data and the ADA
    Sharona Hoffman (Case Western) has just posted on SSRN her essay (forthcoming Hastings L.J.) Big Data and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Here's the abstract: While big data offers society many potential benefits, it also comes with…
  • Sep 28

    Stone Argues for a Workplace Sabbatical

    Stone Argues for a Workplace Sabbatical
    Katherine Stone (UCLA) just had her essay What Hillary Should Say published in The Huffington Post. The essay argues that Hillary Clinton should respond to Trump's critique of free trade by adopting any of several proposals to help American…
  • Sep 27

    EEOC Launches Small Business Center

    EEOC Launches Small Business Center
    Earlier today, the EEOC initiated an online resource center for small businesses. The resource is targeted specifically toward small businesses, with an eye toward helping them comply with federal anti-discrimination laws, which can often…
Rank this Week: 81

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/
  • Sep 27

    Can I Sign a “Pre-Nup” After Marriage?

    Can I Sign a “Pre-Nup” After Marriage?
    Postnuptial Agreements in Virginia Every year, it seems that more and more individuals are seeking prenuptial agreements. What was once a tool used only by the rich and famous has increasingly become a mainstay of domestic relations law.…
  • Aug 22

    Negotiating a Settlement in Your Virginia Divorce

    Negotiating a Settlement in Your Virginia Divorce
    If you and your spouse have decided to end your marriage, you may be contemplating negotiation, rather than litigation. Divorce can be mentally, physically and emotionally exhausting to you, your children and your extended family. The effects…
  • Aug 17

    Communication of a Child’s Preference in Virginia Custody Case

    Communication of a Child’s Preference in Virginia Custody Case
    One question that often arises in Virginia custody cases is whether a child can simply tell the judge that he or she wants to live with one parent or the other. The answer to that question is: maybe. Virginia Code…
Rank this Week: 80

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
Rank this Week: 82

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Sep 30

    Heinz Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) 1986

    Heinz Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) 1986
    Helen and I are celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary this weekend, so I'm digging down to the bottom of the cellar for wines from the 1986 vintage. Tonight I made a roasted Rohan duck with duck... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Sep 29

    The Road Les Traveled III (California) NV

    The Road Les Traveled III (California) NV
    This non-vintage red wine from Behrens Family Winery is a blend of 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Tempranillo, 4% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Grenache. Despite the substantial... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Sep 29

    The Economist's Schumpeter column comments on Bainbridge & Henderson on Limited Liability

    The Economist's Schumpeter column comments on Bainbridge & Henderson on Limited Liability
    This week's Economist includes a very nice mention of Todd Henderson and my new book Limited Liability: A Legal and Economic Analysis : Critics of corporate “excesses” have developed an even more... [[ This is a content summary…
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
  • Sep 30

    The American Role in International Surrogacy

    The American Role in International Surrogacy
    At the beginning of September, I attended a conference on international surrogacy at the University of Hong Kong.  It confirmed my growing recognition of the importance of globalization of fertility treatments.   It also…
  • Sep 30

    The Many Options Available to Resolve the Brangelina Family Break-Up

    The Many Options Available to Resolve the Brangelina Family Break-Up
    by Jane C. Murphy and Jana Singer The recent announcement that Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt and is seeking sole physical custody of their six children has triggered tabloid speculation about the ugly fight to come. But…
  • Sep 28

    FAN 125 (First Amendment News) Forthcoming book spotlights First Amendment freedom & LGBT equality

    FAN 125 (First Amendment News) Forthcoming book spotlights First Amendment freedom & LGBT equality
    It comes out this March: The First Amendment and LGBT Equality: A Contentious History (Harvard University Press, 320 pp.). The author is Carlos A. Ball, the Distinguished Professor of Law and Judge Frederick Lacey Scholar at the…
Rank this Week: 83

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/
  • Aug 24

    Lead change or hang on for dear life

    Lead change or hang on for dear life
    Change is.  Years ago, many people debated whether the legal industry was changing.  Truth be told, the debate was silly.  Change is.  The only question is the speed of change.  It used to be slow.  It took years…
  • Jul 28

    “Be in the space you want to be in.”

    “Be in the space you want to be in.”
    My friend John Chisholm sent me an article on why diversity programs in law firms are failing. (Talk about a small world–An Aussie sending an article from a Canadian publication to a guy in Chicago!)  The article includes this…
  • Jul 27

    Solving the High Cost of Litigation, Valorem style

    Solving the High Cost of Litigation, Valorem style
    Litigation costs too much. Why? Because it is overburdened with process and tolerated but unnecessary excess.  And who benefits from the focus on process and needless discovery and motion practice? Lawyers.  Who designs the…
Rank this Week: 86

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Jun 15

    Violation of FCCPA Results in Client Getting Paid by Debt Collector

    Violation of FCCPA Results in Client Getting Paid by Debt Collector
    Case Outcome:  Dismissal of debt collection lawsuit, and Client recovers money due to FCCPA violation Plaintiff: Barclays Bank Delaware Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Hayt, Hayt & Landau, P.L. Plaintiff’s Attorneys: Ms. Dana…
  • May 13

    9 Worst Cars to Avoid Buying

    9 Worst Cars to Avoid Buying
    A recent news story discussed the 9 new worst cars, based on ratings compiled by Consumer Reports.   The ratings were based on a combination of factors, including safety, road-test scores, projected reliability, and owner…
  • May 11

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Client Review: Auto Fraud Case

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Client Review: Auto Fraud Case
    Client:  Latasha Client Review:  I went to Taras Rudnitsky law firm back in September of 2014 with a major problem where a car dealership did some illegal things from illegal repossession of the truck I purchased from the dealership…
Rank this Week: 84

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
  • Sep 29

    Simon Joseph Terminated from Morgan Stanley

    Simon Joseph Terminated from Morgan Stanley
    Publicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on September 9, 2016 indicate that Virginia-based BB&T Securities broker/adviser Simon Joseph was discharged from his previous employer, Morgan…
  • Sep 29

    Joshua Stamm Terminated from Merrill Lynch

    Joshua Stamm Terminated from Merrill Lynch
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on September 9, 2016 indicate that former Virginia-based Merrill Lynch broker Joshua Stamm is currently under investigation for allegations of…
  • Sep 29

    Broker Spotlight: Aaron Maurer

    Broker Spotlight: Aaron Maurer
    Publicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on September 9, 2016 indicate that former California-based RP Capital broker Aaron Maurer, also known as Doug Maurer, has received resolved or pending…
Rank this Week: 87

E. coli Blog

E. coli Blog

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

http://www.ecoliblog.com/
  • Sep 24

    Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia E. coli Outbreak

    Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia E. coli Outbreak
    Adams Farm Slaughterhouse, LLC, an Athol, Mass., establishment, is recalling beef, veal, and Bison products that may be contaminated with E. col iO157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and... Continue Reading
  • Sep 17

    Finding E. coli at Memo’

    Finding E. coli at Memo’
    KOMO TV 4 reports that public health officials say they are investigating two cases of E. coli associated with Memo’s Mexican Food in the University District. One person, a King County... Continue Reading
  • Sep 10

    E. coli in Seattle

    E. coli in Seattle
    Seattle King County Public Health is investigating a cluster of five E. coli infections caused by Shiga-toxin producing E. coli (also called STEC) associated with Matador restaurant in Ballard. Four people ate on 8/14…
Rank this Week: 88

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 92

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Sep 30

    Victory for Residents’ Right

    Victory for Residents’ Right
    The New York Times reported on the great victory for nursing home residents.  Currently, many nursing homes require patients seeking admission to first agree to resolve disputes through binding arbitration, relinquishing the court…
  • Sep 29

    “A Surgeon’s Belated Confession”

    “A Surgeon’s Belated Confession”
    NPR and Propublica both had articles about Dr. Lars Aanning who has admitted to lying underoath for a colleague.  This happens all the time.  Doctors don’t squeal on doctors.  It is similar to the thin blue line for…
  • Sep 28

    Florida Arbitration Decision

    Florida Arbitration Decision
    The Florida Supreme Court said a lawsuit about injuries suffered by a nursing-home resident should not be sent to arbitration.  The case centered on a contract that was signed in 2009 by Juan Mendez Jr. when his father, Juan Sr., was…
Rank this Week: 89