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Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Jan 13

    E.U. Starts to Ponder Whether Future Robots Could Have Legal Right

    E.U. Starts to Ponder Whether Future Robots Could Have Legal Right
    The idea a Roomba possessing legal rights may be preposterous. But as robots get smarter and more human-like, the question of recognizing the legal status of “electronic persons” could be taken more seriously. At least in…
  • Jan 13

    AM Roundup: New Scrutiny of Clinton Probe

    AM Roundup: New Scrutiny of Clinton Probe
    Law Blog rounds up the morning’s legal news: Comey’s call:  The Justice Department’s inspector general launched an investigation into how the head of the FBI and his deputy handled probes into Democratic presidential…
  • Jan 12

    SpongeBob and Krusty Krab Prevail in Real-Life Trademark Battle

    SpongeBob and Krusty Krab Prevail in Real-Life Trademark Battle
    It’s an underwater restaurant that caters to sea creatures, owned by a penny-pinching crab and exists in a cartoon universe. The Krusty Krab may not be real like or Red Lobster, but its trademark rights are no fiction. A federal…
Rank this Week: 47

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Jan 13

    The Clay Feet of Qualified Immunity Doctrine

    The Clay Feet of Qualified Immunity Doctrine
    I want to draw your attention to an important new paper by Will Baude on the flawed legal  foundations of qualified immunity doctrine. The paper lucidly explains that the Supreme Court’s explanations for why 42 U.S.C. Section…
  • Jan 10

    A Scholar is a Bu

    A Scholar is a Bu
    This is a phrase attributed to Alexander Bickel, the noted constitutional scholar.  What he meant was that scholars should do their research without concern about its partisan implications. The bus goes on its route no matter who might…
  • Jan 10

    FAN 137 (First Amendment News) Backpage.com removes adult content due to government censorship — vows to fight First Amendment battle

    FAN 137 (First Amendment News) Backpage.com removes adult content due to government censorship — vows to fight First Amendment battle
    Seattle. This from a press release from Backpage.com: As the direct result of unconstitutional government censorship, Backpage.com has removed its Adult content section from the highly popular classified website, effective immediately. For…
Rank this Week: 46

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Jan 16

    “The scheme was characterized by unbridled greed”

    “The scheme was characterized by unbridled greed”
    The Indianapolis Business Journal had an article about the fraud and greed that led to the indictment of nursing home owner and operator James Burkhart.   In an explosive federal indictment unsealed in October, kickback money was…
  • Jan 15

    Resident Tased by Police

    Resident Tased by Police
    WCCB Charlotte reported the tragic assault of a resident suffering from dementia by police with tasers.  When the incident happened in March, the sheriff made excuses defending the police by claiming the resident assaulted another…
  • Jan 14

    Dumping for Profit

    Dumping for Profit
    Herald Mail Media reported on the accusation of resident dumping by the owner/operator of five Maryland nursing homes.  The suit alleges that during a 17-month period between Jan. 1, 2015, and May 31,  Neiswanger Management Services…
Rank this Week: 48

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: 49

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Jan 12

    Guest Post: Extension of the 14 day rule: potential implications for Irish embryo

    Guest Post: Extension of the 14 day rule: potential implications for Irish embryo
    Human Rights in Ireland is delighted to welcome this guest post from Ciara Staunton. Ciara is a lecturer in Law at Middlesex University London with research interests in the governance of medical research, particularly new and emerging…
  • Nov 24

    Notes on Judge Harding-Clark’s Report on the Symphysiotomy Payment Scheme.

    Notes on Judge Harding-Clark’s Report on the Symphysiotomy Payment Scheme.
    Judge Maureen Harding-Clark’s report on the much-criticised Symphysiotomy Payment Scheme was published two days ago. It is 275 pages long – 133 of commentary from the judge, 142 of extracts from medical literature and hospital…
  • Nov 3

    The Practical Implications of Miller v SSEEU for Brexit: Nine Reflection

    The Practical Implications of Miller v SSEEU for Brexit: Nine Reflection
    Like many others, I have been thinking about and discussing Miller (R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2016] EWHC 2768) with colleagues today. This is the decision from the High Court that the Government…
Rank this Week: 50

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library…

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library Blog

Features legal news and research guides. From Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

http://lawlibrary.case.edu/blog
  • Nov 9

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk
    The Case Western Reserve Law Review has put a lot of really solid work into the typesetting and page layout of their journal. Besides some real benefits for their operation in the pre-production process, this reformatting makes the Law Review…
  • Nov 8

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction
    The votes are still being counted in 27 states as of 5pm. However, the election has been called and President Barack Obama will serve an additional four years as President.
  • Nov 5

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction
    Last Tuesday I posted the information from four election map sites. I have posted at the end of this blog the information from today for those same sites. Not surprisingly, not one of the maps has gone completely unchanged.
Rank this Week: 51

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: 52

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

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

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Jan 8

    Bankruptcy Rule 3002.1: An Unlikely New Weapon Against Debtor

    Bankruptcy Rule 3002.1: An Unlikely New Weapon Against Debtor
    It has been five years since Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court enacted Bankruptcy Rule 3002.1.  Hailed as a victory for homeowners against greedy mortgage banks, the rule was designed to force banks to certify to the court that the…
  • Jan 6

    Is Your Car Loan Underwater – What Are Your Options?

    Is Your Car Loan Underwater – What Are Your Options?
    Would you be surprised to discover that your car is underwater? Not underwater in the sense of being wet, but in a financial sense. You are financially underwater with your loan if the fair market value of your vehicle is substantially less…
  • Jan 3

    Filing for Bankruptcy Without a Lawyer

    Filing for Bankruptcy Without a Lawyer
     “Why should I pay money I don’t have to a lawyer to file for bankruptcy? Isn’t it just filling out a few forms!” Countless bankruptcy attorneys have heard words similar to these, not only from potential…
Rank this Week: 54

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: 53

On the Record

On the Record

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

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Jan 16

    January 17, 2017

    January 17, 2017
  • Jan 16

    Few Asian-Americans hold top legal jobs, new study say

    Few Asian-Americans hold top legal jobs, new study say
    SAN FRANCISCO — When Goodwin Liu joined the seven-member California Supreme Court in 2011, he became its fourth sitting member of Asian descent. The number is remarkable. The other state supreme courts in the U.S. combined have a…
  • Jan 16

    Editorial Advisory Board: Baltimore consent decree shows it’s not ‘us’ vs. ‘them’

    Editorial Advisory Board: Baltimore consent decree shows it’s not ‘us’ vs. ‘them’
    The consent decree between Baltimore and the U.S. Justice Department, announced last week, is the result of a 14-month investigation following the death of Freddie Gray, which sparked riots in city and brought into sharp focus the tension and…
Rank this Week: 55

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jan 16

    Sturgeon:Martin Luther King Jr. And The Three Dimensions Of A Complete Life

    Sturgeon:Martin Luther King Jr. And The Three Dimensions Of A Complete Life
    Starting to Look Up: Be the Best of Whatever You Are, by Al Sturgeon (Dean of Graduate Programs, Pepperdine): Fifty years ago, and just one year before his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. preached a sermon at the New Covenant…
  • Jan 16

    The Demise Of Charlotte Law School Resurrects Talk Of New Law School At University Of North Carolina-Charlotte

    The Demise Of Charlotte Law School Resurrects Talk Of New Law School At University Of North Carolina-Charlotte
    Charlotte Observer, Charlotte School of Law Crisis Resurrects Talks of a Law School at UNCC: Long-running problems that may close the Charlotte School of Law have resurrected talks of a public law school at UNC Charlotte. Chancellor Phil…
  • Jan 16

    IRS Whistleblower Awards Jump 322%

    IRS Whistleblower Awards Jump 322%
    The IRS's Whistleblower Office has released its FY 2016 Annual Report to Congress: Accounting Today, IRS Awards to Whistleblowers Grew Last Year: The Internal Revenue Service’s Whistleblower Office ramped up the number of monetary awards it…
Rank this Week: 56

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/
  • Jan 16

    Trump has interviewed Judge William Pryor for open SCOTUS seat

    Trump has interviewed Judge William Pryor for open SCOTUS seat
    Wow, he's not wasting any time.  Above the Law has all of the details:On Saturday afternoon, here in cold and snowy New York, President-elect Donald Trump interviewed Judge William Pryor of the Eleventh Circuit for the open seat on the…
  • Jan 14

    "It’s Game of Thrones, The Apprentice, and Survivor, all mixed into one.”

    "It’s Game of Thrones, The Apprentice, and Survivor, all mixed into one.”
    Via Politico, great quote from a senior Trump person on the transition process... David Lat from Above the Law has coverage of the SG sweepstakes and the DOJ transition, which all seems very chaotic.  The process for this District…
  • Jan 11

    SCOTUSblog profiles Judge Bill Pryor

    SCOTUSblog profiles Judge Bill Pryor
    It's an incredibly detailed and informative post on the potential Supreme Court nominee from the 11th Circuit.  The whole thing is definitely worth reading if you are interested in the Supreme Court.  Here's the intro:Judge William…
Rank this Week: 57

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: 58

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

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

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    Exhibit A: Austin PD DNA lab mess argues for independent crime lab

    Exhibit A: Austin PD DNA lab mess argues for independent crime lab
    What a breathtaking mess the managers of Austin PD's now-closed DNA lab finds themselves in, and how fortunate for former Chief Art Acevedo that he picked up a new gig in Houston before all the details of the story came out. This writer has…
  • Jan 16

    'Money is coined liberty': Bail where economic populism meets the justice system

    'Money is coined liberty': Bail where economic populism meets the justice system
    Sitting in a czarist prison, Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote that "money is coined liberty." He could have been referencing 21st century American bail systems - long ago abandoned at the federal level and nearly everywhere else on the planet - in…
  • Jan 16

    Incarceration rates and crime: A counter-intuitive relationship

    Incarceration rates and crime: A counter-intuitive relationship
    The lock-em-up logic of mass incarceration holds that prison expansion keeps more criminals off the street and therefore reduces crime. But that's an hypothesis, not a fact. Luckily, differing incarceration policies among states in recent…
Rank this Week: 59

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    The Crowley copying considered in context

    The Crowley copying considered in context
    In the context of a post about Monica Crowley [ Why plagiarism took down Monica Crowley, Trump’s pick for a top national security post ], one commenter statedI am conservative and I like Monica, but I hate plagiarism. I had a similar…
  • Jan 16

    CRISPR, intellectual property, and Latour

    CRISPR, intellectual property, and Latour
    Further to the IPBiz post Politics in the academia of intellectual property? , one notes that Professor Lemley's reference to the lack of understanding by the transistor's inventors of the potential of the transistor appeared in several law…
  • Jan 16

    Politics in the academia of intellectual property?

    Politics in the academia of intellectual property?
    A post at PatentlyO on an article by Jonathan Barnett titled Has the Academy Led Patent Law Astray? produced some comments about Mark Lemley:I doubt that few within the patent academy are willing to ideologically challenge someone like Lemley…
Rank this Week: 63

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jan 16

    Call for posts: Help IntLawGrrls cover this week’s global array of counter/inauguration event

    Call for posts: Help IntLawGrrls cover this week’s global array of counter/inauguration event
    Even as we mark the achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the many women and men who have kept the movement for human rights and human security on the march, today we at IntLawGrrls look toward events later this week: ►…
  • Jan 16

    Go On! Pursuing Inclusion: Diversity in the Workplace

    Go On! Pursuing Inclusion: Diversity in the Workplace
    Go On! makes note of interesting conferences, lectures, and similar events, including: Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s 17th Annual Women and the Law Conference, Pursuing Inclusion: Diversity in the Workplace, will be held…
  • Jan 11

    IntLawGrrl Hari M. Osofsky named Penn State Law and International Affairs dean

    IntLawGrrl Hari M. Osofsky named Penn State Law and International Affairs dean
    Delighted to see that a charter member of IntLawGrrls blog, Dr. Hari M. Osofsky, has been named the new dean of Penn State Law and the School of International Affairs in University Park, Pennsylvania. Pending approval by that…
Rank this Week: 62

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 12

    Guest Contributor

    Guest Contributor
    Change but a few words and one has a very contemporary document, settingand cycle:"Thirteen years ago we National Socialists were mocked and derided—todayour opponents’ laughter has turned to tears! A faithful community of…
  • Nov 12

    Test again.

    Test again.
  • Nov 12

    Test

    Test
    xxx
Rank this Week: 61

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

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

    “A Question of Exceptional Importance”

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

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

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

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

    Too Much Sugar is Bad For You (Like Tens of Thousands of Tons for Millions of Dollars)
    Update (November 12, 2014): It seems with each filing (as described below) the news gets worse for defendant U.S. Sugar Company in this case, which appears to be about the defendant’s misfortune of buying sugar at historic high prices…
Rank this Week: 60

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jan 16

    Selling Unbundled Family Law Services? Know Your Market. Know Your Product.

    Selling Unbundled Family Law Services? Know Your Market. Know Your Product.
    Unbundled legal services, limited scope retainers, law à la carte, discrete task representation—whatever you want to call it—is fraught with confusion and myths about its risks. Read JP Boyd’s lucid primer post on…
  • Jan 16

    Psychological Tips to Win Over Your Clients, Juries, and Judge

    Psychological Tips to Win Over Your Clients, Juries, and Judge
    This article is by Ian Hu, claims prevention & practicePRO counsel at LAWPRO. Effectively persuading a potential new client, a jury, or an interviewer – and being able to do it time and again – requires a solid understanding…
  • Jan 16

    New AI and Law eJournal on Legal Scholarship Network

    New AI and Law eJournal on Legal Scholarship Network
    There’s a new “Sponsored Subject Matter eJournal” available on the Legal Scholarship Network (LSN) called “Artificial Intelligence: Law, Policy, & Ethics.” It’s sponsored by the Vanderbilt University…
Rank this Week: 64

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

Covers auto laws and auto accident law in California. By Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys.

http://www.trafficaccidentnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Jan 16

    Pedestrian-Unfriendly Roadways Pose Hazards in California

    Pedestrian-Unfriendly Roadways Pose Hazards in California
    A recent report is showing that California ranks number 17 in the nation for pedestrian risk with 6,616 pedestrian fatalities between 2005 and 2014. According to a report on Streetsblog.com, the report titled “Dangerous by Design”…
  • Jan 9

    Pit Bull That Bit Student in Riverside to Be Put Down

    Pit Bull That Bit Student in Riverside to Be Put Down
    A dog that attacked a college student in Riverside on January 4 and threatened a woman last month will be put down, animal services officials said. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the student was walking near La Sierra University…
  • Dec 19

    Arcadia Hit-and-Run Accident Leaves Woman Critically Injured

    Arcadia Hit-and-Run Accident Leaves Woman Critically Injured
    An elderly woman was struck and injured in a pedestrian accident in Arcadia, which officials say, involved a suspected hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the collision took place the night of…
Rank this Week: 65

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 66

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/
  • Jan 16

    AALS as Trade Association vs. Learned Society, and Whether or How it Matter

    AALS as Trade Association vs. Learned Society, and Whether or How it Matter
    This is my last post, God willing, on the AALS annual meeting. In my first post, I argued, in a nutshell, that the AALS is the American legal academy's learned society; that this is a reason to welcome and defend it against its harsher…
  • Jan 16

    Sponsore Post: West Study Aid

    Sponsore Post: West Study Aid
    The following post is by Anna Lawless-Collins, Associate Director for Systems and Collection Services at Boston University Law School, and is sponsored by West Academic. The Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries at Boston University added the West…
  • Jan 13

    Procedure returns to SCOTUS docket

    Procedure returns to SCOTUS docket
    SCOTUS granted cert in sixteen new cases today. Several involve procedure/fed courts issues, including: • The scope of general personal jurisdiction over a U.S.-based company in a state. • In what court a fired federal employee can…
Rank this Week: 67

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
  • Jan 9

    Jeffrey Sica: Eleven Customer Complaint

    Jeffrey Sica: Eleven Customer Complaint
    Public records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on January 6, 2017 indicate that former New Jersey-based Comprehensive Asset Management broker/adviser Jeffrey Sica has received several customer disputes and is…
  • Jan 9

    Bambi Holzer: Barred From Acting as a Broker

    Bambi Holzer: Barred From Acting as a Broker
    Public records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on January 5, 2017 indicate that former California-based Newport Coast Securities broker Bambi Holzer has been permanently barred from acting as a broker or…
  • Jan 9

    Eric Snyder Received Twenty Nine Resolved/Pending Complaint

    Eric Snyder Received Twenty Nine Resolved/Pending Complaint
    Public records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on January 6, 2017 indicate that Puerto Rico-based UBS Financial Services broker Eric Snyder has received numerous resolved or pending customer disputes.…
Rank this Week: 68

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/
Rank this Week: 70

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

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

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Jan 2

    Valorem turns 9!

    Valorem turns 9!
        Today, my partners and I celebrate Valorem’s 9th birthday. When you celebrate a big birthday like this, you have to turn to the Chairman of the Board for insight. One of my favorite Frank songs is “That’s…
  • Nov 30

    Six Pricing Action Items from Buying Legal Council Procurement event

    Six Pricing Action Items from Buying Legal Council Procurement event
    Anyone who sells legal services to corporate America knows the important role procurement professionals play in the acquisition of legal services.  Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein leads the premier group for legal procurement, Buying Legal…
  • Nov 30

    Valorem Honored to be Named to 2017 BTI Consulting Client Service A-Team

    Valorem Honored to be Named to 2017 BTI Consulting Client Service A-Team
      My Valorem colleagues and I are honored to have been named to the 2017 BTI Client Service A-Team.   This is our fifth consecutive year to have been named to the A-Team. BTI’s identified the firms awarded this…
Rank this Week: 73

E. coli Blog

E. coli Blog

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

http://www.ecoliblog.com/
  • Dec 25

    Veal recalled over E. coli

    Veal recalled over E. coli
    Gold Medal Packing Inc., a Rome, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,607 pounds of boneless veal products that may be contaminated with E. coli O26 and O45, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s... Continue Reading
  • Oct 22

    Adams Farm Slaughterhouse E. coli Outbreak Over

    Adams Farm Slaughterhouse E. coli Outbreak Over
    Eleven people infected with the outbreak strain of STEC O157:H7 were reported from five states. A list of the states and the number of cases in each can be found... Continue Reading
  • Oct 8

    Sliver Springs E. coli Recall Expands.

    Sliver Springs E. coli Recall Expands.
    Silver Springs Farms, Inc., a Harleysville, Pa. establishment is recalling approximately 7,970 pounds of ground beef and burger products, as well as an undetermined amount of sandwich steak products that... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 72

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

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

http://blog.bluestonelawfirm.com/
  • Feb 23

    No Expert? Motion to Dismiss Denied

    No Expert? Motion to Dismiss Denied
    Issues that are beyond the "ken" of ordinary jurors require expert testimony says the First Department in Wadsworth Condos, LLC v Dollinger Gonski & Grossman 2014 NY Slip Op 00930 [114 AD3d 487] February 13, 2014 Appellate Division, First…
  • Feb 20

    Judiciary Law 487 Relief "Not Lightly Given"

    Judiciary Law 487 Relief "Not Lightly Given"
    Judiciary Law 487, the attorney-deceit statute, part of the common law, is reserved by the Appellate Division for really really bad conduct.  It is not "lightly given."  While proof does not require "clear and convincing" evidence,…
  • Feb 19

    A Legal Malpractice Case Lost on the "But For" Rule

    A Legal Malpractice Case Lost on the "But For" Rule
    As we discussed yesterday, courts are eager to dismiss legal malpractice cases, early in the case or late, on the question of whether Client can show that "but for" the attorney's negligence there would have been a better economic outcome for…
Rank this Week: 71

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: 74

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: 69

Collection Development Blog

Collection Development Blog

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

http://obelix.lib.hku.hk/cdblog
  • Dec 9

    HeinOnline ScholarCheck

    HeinOnline ScholarCheck
      ScholarCheck is a useful tool for viewing journal articles that have a heavy influence on the subject being researched in HeinOnline. It analyzes articles most cited by other articles and most accessed during a rolling 12-month period.…
  • Dec 7

    Scheduled System Maintenance on Wisers’ Service Platforms 19 Dec 2015

    Scheduled System Maintenance on Wisers’ Service Platforms 19 Dec 2015
    Please be informed that a system maintenance will be scheduled on Saturday, 19 Dec 2015 from 18:00 to 23:59 (Hong Kong Time GMT+8).  During this period, all services will be temporarily unavailable.  The services will be resumed to…
  • Dec 6

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (A)

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (A)
    Selected Law Journals: Table of Contents This list covers top ranked (A or A*) law journals selected from the ARC (Australian Research Council) ranked journal list and Asian law related journals of interest to the HKU community. Table of…
Rank this Week: 75

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jan 16

    Ten albums I loved as a teen and still do: Comments open

    Ten albums I loved as a teen and still do: Comments open
    There's a game of tag going on in my FB TL that asks one to identify ten albums that influenced you during your teen years (defined as 71-78 in my case). No more than one per band. You hopefully... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jan 16

    Books recommended to a brand new corporate law associate

    Books recommended to a brand new corporate law associate
    A former student is starting her career as a corporate law associate and asked my advice on some books she could valuably read to prepare: Every business lawyer must read: The Terrible Truth About... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jan 16

    Aaron Rodgers is my pick for 2017 NFL MVP

    Aaron Rodgers is my pick for 2017 NFL MVP
    Aaron Rodgers has to be 2017 NFL MVP. When Packers were struggling at 4-6, he put that team on his back, ran the table to make the playoffs, and now has two playoff wins, including beating #1 seed... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 76

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
Rank this Week: 77

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 5

    Judge cuts $1B award against Johnson & Johnson; plaintiffs hire Ken Starr for appeal

    Judge cuts $1B award against Johnson & Johnson; plaintiffs hire Ken Starr for appeal
    Texas Lawyer reports that a Dallas federal judge has cut last month's $1.04 billion punitive damages award against Johnson & Johnson down to $540 million.  That ruling was expected, as we noted in our prior post about this…
  • Jan 5

    Ohio jury awards $10.5 million in punitive damages against DuPont

    Ohio jury awards $10.5 million in punitive damages against DuPont
    Reuters is reporting that a jury in Ohio has awarded $2 million in compensatory damages and $10.5 million in punitive damages to a man who claimed he developed testicular cancer from exposure to a chemical that leaked from a DuPont…
  • Dec 20

    Are punitive damages available under the ADEA?

    Are punitive damages available under the ADEA?
    The EEOC believes that the the Age Discrimination in Employment Act authorizes punitive damages.  (See Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues.)  Courts often find the EEOC's interpretations of federal employment laws…
Rank this Week: 79

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: 80

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: 78

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

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

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

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jan 12

    Fashion Law in New York City – February 10, 2017

    Fashion Law in New York City – February 10, 2017
    I’ll be participating in the 2017 Federal Bar Association Fashion Law Seminar in New York on February 10th at the New School. My panel will surely rock: Litigating a Brand: The...
  • Jan 4

    Knockoffs, nu?

    Knockoffs, nu?
    Originally posted 2013-04-24 14:31:13. Republished by Blog Post PromoterCounterfeit Chic posts Knockoff News 59!
  • Jan 4

    Pre-kill

    Pre-kill
    And once again, resistance to Eriq Gardner is futile — his piece, linked to in the tweet embedded below, tells the whole story with his characteristically lucid prose and complete grasp of the...
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/
  • Jan 11

    Adult Adoption in Virginia

    Adult Adoption in Virginia
    In most cases, when one thinks of adoption, they imagine a child being taken into a loving “forever” home. Virginia law, however, allows for the adoption of an adult, though specific circumstances must apply. For instance, a…
  • Jan 4

    Overview of the International Adoption Proce

    Overview of the International Adoption Proce
    Prospective parents, when considering their options, may choose the international adoption route. When deciding whether or not this option is best for your family, it is important to have an idea what that process will look like. Some of the…
  • Dec 27

    Choice of Guidelines in Virginia Child Support Case

    Choice of Guidelines in Virginia Child Support Case
    Sole vs. Split vs. Shared Child Support Guidelines Virginia law recognizes the obligation of parents to support their children financially, and the Virginia child support guidelines account for that fact. The guidelines take into account the…
Rank this Week: 83

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: 85

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Jan 7

    Listeria Recall: Ready to Eat Chicken Strip

    Listeria Recall: Ready to Eat Chicken Strip
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that ready to eat chicken strips products produced by House of Raeford, a Mocksville, N.C. establishment,…
  • Jan 7

    Deli Meats Recalled Over Listeria Concern

    Deli Meats Recalled Over Listeria Concern
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that assorted sliced deli meat products served to customers at Dion’s restaurants may be contaminated…
  • Jan 6

    Salmonella cases linked to hazelnuts sold at Schmidt Farm roadside stand

    Salmonella cases linked to hazelnuts sold at Schmidt Farm roadside stand
    Recent cases of salmonellosis, a foodborne illness caused by exposure to Salmonella bacteria, have been linked to hazelnuts sold at a farm stand in McMinnville, and state agencies are recommending that people who bought the nuts discard them…
Rank this Week: 86

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 84

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 89

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Jan 16

    Lyon et al. on Child Witnesse

    Lyon et al. on Child Witnesse
    Thomas Lyon has posted two co-authored pieces on this subject on SSRN. The first is Stacia N. Stolzenberg, Kelly McWilliams and Thomas D. Lyon (Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Criminology & Criminal Justice, USC Gould School of…
  • Jan 15

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 203 Bail Nullification Jocelyn Simonson Brooklyn Law School Date posted to database: 5 Dec 2016 2 100 Crackdowns Mila Sohoni University of San Diego School of Law Date…
  • Jan 15

    This week's criminal law/procedure argument

    This week's criminal law/procedure argument
    Issue summaries are from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Tuesday Lynch v. Dimaya: Whether 18 U.S.C. 16(b), as incorporated into the Immigration and Nationality Act's provisions governing an alien's removal from the United States, is…
Rank this Week: 88

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jan 16

    When Less is More

    When Less is More
    Love the simplicity and honesty of this sign, captured on vacation, in a cozy crepe spot (had to get out of my chair and walk across the dining room to read the smaller print, well worth the steps): As Seth recently noted, there can be room…
  • Jan 13

    ORAL B Wireless Floss?

    ORAL B Wireless Floss?
    I recently purchased a post-holiday present (for myself) – Apple’s AirPods, wireless headphones designed to integrate with Apple’s various products, including the iPhone 7 (which, helpfully, discarded the headphone jack in…
  • Jan 12

    The Chargers leave San Diego, but will they leave the brand too?

    The Chargers leave San Diego, but will they leave the brand too?
    According to recent reports, the Chargers will announce this week that they are leaving sunny San Diego for also sunny Los Angeles. Over a short two year span, Los Angeles will have gone from zero NFL teams to two NFL teams, as the Rams moved…
Rank this Week: 91

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jan 13

    Modernizing the Risk Management Plan Rule

    Modernizing the Risk Management Plan Rule
    Our country’s chemical industry provides necessary goods we use in our everyday lives, provides employment in many communities throughout the country, and provides key ingredients for many diverse industries nationwide. But while there…
  • Jan 13

    This Week in EPA Science

    This Week in EPA Science
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick Science is the foundation of everything that EPA does to protect our health and our environment. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy recently discussed the important role of science at EPA—read her blog Why Science…
  • Jan 12

    Transporting Firewood Leads to Unintended Consequence

    Transporting Firewood Leads to Unintended Consequence
    by Marcia Anderson A colleague of mine who lives in Maine told me she wanted to bring firewood from her cordwood pile at home into a New Hampshire campground. Although she lives .2 miles from the border with New Hampshire, close enough that…
Rank this Week: 87