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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
  • Jul 4

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?
    I practice in the Washington, DC area. Lots of my clients work for federal agencies and contractors who require security clearances as a condition of their employment. The first question they ask when them come to see me is whether a…
  • Jun 18

    Another Appeals Court Approves 2nd Mortgage Stripping in Chapter 20 Case

    Another Appeals Court Approves 2nd Mortgage Stripping in Chapter 20 Case
    The U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, ruled that in a chapter 13 case filed within four years of a previous chapter 7 case (a so-called “chapter 20″), the chapter 13 plan could strip a completely unsecured junior…
  • Jun 8

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”
    Good bankruptcy attorneys spend a lot of time talking with their clients. They give them an awful lot of information. Sometimes clients forget. One of the things clients sometimes forget is the requirement in the Bankruptcy Code…
Rank this Week: 46

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

Law and other thoughts by Lewis & Clark Law School Professor Jack Bogdanski.

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

    Pay a compliment, then apologize
    This country is cutting out its own soul in the name of correctness.
  • Apr 5

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 47

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Carter v. Davis, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 148037 (ED VA, Oct. 16, 2014), a Virginia federal district court dismissed, with leave to amend, an inmate's complaint that he was removed from the Common Fare diet which made it impossible for him to…
  • Oct 19

    Pakistan Appeals Court Upholds Christian Woman's Death Sentence For Blasphemy

    Pakistan Appeals Court Upholds Christian Woman's Death Sentence For Blasphemy
    In Pakistan on Thursday, in a high-profile case a 2-judge panel of the High Court in Lahore upheld the death sentence on blasphemy charges that had been imposed in 2010 on a Christian woman, Asia Bibi.  Morning Star News and World Watch…
  • Oct 19

    Court Orders Minister To Return Church Keys, Mercedes and Stay Away From Church Premise

    Court Orders Minister To Return Church Keys, Mercedes and Stay Away From Church Premise
    On Thursday, an Alabama state trial court issued a preliminary injunction ordering Rev. Juan McFarland to turn over his church keys to the deacons and trustees of Montgomery's Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church that he led for 24 years. He was…
Rank this Week: 48

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Oct 17

    Uber Technologies Fights French Court Ruling

    Uber Technologies Fights French Court Ruling
    Uber Technologies Inc. is challenging a French court ruling that deems one of its fastest-growing services to be illegal in France, escalating a fight amid the car-hailing company’s broader battles in Europe.
  • Oct 17

    Uber Technologies Fights French Court Ruling

    Uber Technologies Fights French Court Ruling
    Uber Technologies Inc. is challenging a French court ruling that deems one of its fastest-growing services to be illegal in France, escalating a fight amid the car-hailing company’s broader battles in Europe.
  • Oct 17

    Uber Technologies Fights French Court Ruling

    Uber Technologies Fights French Court Ruling
    Uber Technologies Inc. is challenging a French court ruling that deems one of its fastest-growing services to be illegal in France, escalating a fight amid the car-hailing company’s broader battles in Europe.
Rank this Week: 49

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Oct 16

    Not a Laughing Matter: Famed Comedian Supports Call for Release of Iranian Physicist

    Not a Laughing Matter: Famed Comedian Supports Call for Release of Iranian Physicist
    Maz Jobrani, the popular Iranian-American comedian, usually makes people laugh. But now he has set mirth aside to send a serious message to the Iranian authorities: they should release noted physicist and prisoner of conscience Omid Kokabee,…
  • Oct 16

    End Saudi Arabia’s relentless crackdown on civil and political rights activist

    End Saudi Arabia’s relentless crackdown on civil and political rights activist
    By Lara-Zuzan Golesorkhi, Amnesty International Saudi Arabia Country Specialist It didn’t have to happen this way in Saudi Arabia. Earlier this decade, Saudi human rights activists saw promise for change, saw their efforts paying off.…
  • Oct 9

    28 Distinguished Nobel Physics Laureates Support Imprisoned Colleague in Iran

    28 Distinguished Nobel Physics Laureates Support Imprisoned Colleague in Iran
    This week marks the announcement of the 2014 Nobel prizes, recognizing the lifetime accomplishments of some of the world’s most extraordinary people. Twenty-eight of these eminent individuals—winners of the Nobel Physics Prize in…
Rank this Week: 50

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: 51

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 52

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Oct 17

    Kansas AG Seeks to Reinstate Death Sentence

    Kansas AG Seeks to Reinstate Death Sentence
    "Kansas AG petitions US Supreme Court to reinstate death penalty for Carrs, Gleason," is by Dion Lefler of the Wichita Eagle. Seeking to restore the death penalty for three murderers, including the Carr brothers who killed five Wichitans 14…
  • Oct 17

    In Philadelphia

    In Philadelphia
    Today's Philadelphia Inquirer publishes the editorial, "Dead end for D.A." Here's the beginning: Jailed for life for a vicious murder he insists he did not commit, Anthony Wright spent nearly half his time behind bars awaiting the day last…
  • Oct 17

    Oklahoma Has No Margin for Error

    Oklahoma Has No Margin for Error
    That's the subtitle of an editorial published in today's Oklahoman, "State right to seek delay in pending Oklahoma executions." THE state attorney general’s office did the right thing in requesting that Oklahoma hold off on any…
Rank this Week: 53

The Word On Employment Law

The Word On Employment Law

Covers legal issues affecting the workplace. By Dave Whitlock, Chris Parker and Jimmy Daniel.

http://www.wordonemploymentlaw.com
  • Jun 7

    Retaliation Claims Increase

    Retaliation Claims Increase
    Recent trends reveal that employment retaliation claims are on the rise.  Further, courts are taking a hard line on offending employers accused of retaliation in employment.  A review of United States Supreme Court decisions in retaliation…
  • May 19

    Nuclear Fallout

    Nuclear Fallout
    But not in Japan.  Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dominique Strauss-Kahn are making headlines they probably wish they had never made.  While I’m not a man and can, therefore, only surmise that the root of the problem somehow goes back to The…
  • May 17

    There’s An App for That

    There’s An App for That
    And it’s exhibit one to the wage and hour lawsuit that has just been filed against your company.  The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the release of its first smartphone app – a timesheet that allows employees to keep track of…
Rank this Week: 54

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 19

    No Agreement on Legal Aid Funding

    No Agreement on Legal Aid Funding
    Justice ministers from across Canada met in Alberta this week to discuss funding for legal aid, but no agreement was reached. According to provincial justice ministers, legal aid used to be shared equally with the federal government. However,…
  • Oct 19

    Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book

    Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book
    Summaries of selected recent cases are provided each week to Slaw by Maritime Law Book. Every Sunday we present a precis of the latest summaries, a fuller version of which can be found on MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries at…
  • Oct 19

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of…
Rank this Week: 56

miabogadoenlinea.net

miabogadoenlinea.net

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

http://www.miabogadoenlinea.net
  • Oct 16

    Celebración de matrimonios en la calle

    Celebración de matrimonios en la calle
    Por el conflicto laboral de los funcionarios registrales de la República de Uruguay, los matrimonios que estaban previstos celebrarse ayer jueves se celebraron en la entrada del edificio del Registro Civil de Montevideo y se celebraron…
  • Oct 16

    República Dominica busca alternativas para extradición de sacerdote acusado de pederastia

    República Dominica busca alternativas para extradición de sacerdote acusado de pederastia
    Debido a la inconformidad que el juicio penal en contra del sacerdote católico Josef Wesolowski por presuntos abusos sexuales contra menores y posesión de material con pornografía infantil no se efectúe en…
  • Oct 16

    Fiscalía coreana desmiente monitoreo de comunicaciones en tiempo real

    Fiscalía coreana desmiente monitoreo de comunicaciones en tiempo real
    Frente a la ola de protestas, la Oficina del Fiscal Superior de Corea anunció que no han estado monitoreando en tiempo real las comunicaciones de usuarios de teléfonos inteligentes: “La fiscalía no ha estado…
Rank this Week: 55

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
  • Oct 17

    Senate Democrats: Refugee Mothers and Children "Should Not Be Treated Like Criminals."

    Senate Democrats: Refugee Mothers and Children "Should Not Be Treated Like Criminals."
    In a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson yesterday, 10 Democratic senators, including all of the party's leaders, wrote: "Mothers and their children who have fled violence in their home countries should not be treated like…
  • Oct 17

    Jail Doesn't Help Addicts. Let's Stop Sending Them There.

    Jail Doesn't Help Addicts. Let's Stop Sending Them There.
    Misti Barrickman has scoliosis. Since she was a teenager, it's been debilitating. It hurt to lie down. It hurt to stand up. She started taking Oxycontin to help with the pain and became addicted. She came to Seattle to find large quantities…
  • Oct 16

    On the Creation of Giant Voiceprint Database

    On the Creation of Giant Voiceprint Database
    The Associated Press ran a story (along with two sidebars) this week on the use of voiceprints by big banks and other institutions. Those companies say they are using the technology to fight fraud, but in the process they are apparently…
Rank this Week: 57

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Oct 19

    Retirement Planning for Single

    Retirement Planning for Single
    Retirement planning for couples can be difficult, however, when you are single, the planning can be that much harder. While many Americans will retire single for various different reasons (death of a spouse, divorce, changing lifestyles), the…
  • Oct 19

    Article on Benefits to After-Born Children

    Article on Benefits to After-Born Children
    Mark Strasser (Capital University Law School) recently published an article entitled, Capato, Art, and the Provision of Benefits to After-Born Children, Michigan State Law Review 985-1001 (2013). Provided below is the abstract from SSRN: In…
  • Oct 19

    Buffalo Bills Sale to Buffalo Sabres Owner

    Buffalo Bills Sale to Buffalo Sabres Owner
    As I have previously discussed, the death of Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson left many wondering who the new team owner would be. Terry Pegula, owner of the Buffalo Sabres, has been approved as the new owner. The sale is...
Rank this Week: 58

Althouse

Althouse

Covers the law and news. From University of Wisconsin Law Professor Ann Althouse.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    Sunday in Madison.

    Sunday in Madison.
    Out by the lake:In the neighborhood:Home:
  • Oct 19

    Help me make a list of people who have been imitated by a President of the United States.

    Help me make a list of people who have been imitated by a President of the United States.
    The previous post has video of Harry Truman doing an imitation of the radio commentator H.V. Kaltenborn. And I can remember Barack Obama imitating Al Green. Or maybe that shouldn't count. He was just doing his best at singing "Let's Stay…
  • Oct 19

    A witty allusion to H.V. Kaltenborn.

    A witty allusion to H.V. Kaltenborn.
    For reasons that need not be explained here, today's post titled "Out-olding the nouveau old" eventually gets around to the topic of what Holden Caulfield ate in "Catcher in Rye," and I quote him saying:When I’m out somewhere, I…
Rank this Week: 59

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

Covers auto laws and auto accident law in California. By Bisnar Chase LLP.

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

    One Killed In Huntington Beach Car Accident

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

    Mother Of Three Killed In Ontario Pedestrian Accident

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

    Fountain Valley Car Accident Leaves One Dead, Two Injured

    Fountain Valley Car Accident Leaves One Dead, Two Injured
    James Eckenweiler, 76, was killed and two others were injured in a Fountain Valley car accident the afternoon of September 25, 2014. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the fatal car crash occurred at Talbert Avenue and…
Rank this Week: 60

All Roads Lead To China

All Roads Lead To China

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

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

    Foxconn Moving Direct to Consumer

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

    Bites of China. Finally a Show Worth Watching!

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

    What Do China’s Millennials Want ?

    What Do China’s Millennials Want ?
    For a number of years, I had it pretty good.  I had a number of teams that were under me, were stable, and were producing.  It was at a time when a lot of questions were being asked about the post 80s generation in China, but for…
Rank this Week: 61

ITC 337 Law Blog

ITC 337 Law Blog

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

http://www.itcblog.com
Rank this Week: 62

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Oct 19

    New Media and Old Metaphors—Fort Lauderdale, FL

    New Media and Old Metaphors—Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, in conjunction with the Nova Law Review, and NSU Sports and Entertainment Law Society will organize the 2015 annual Nova Law Symposium, New Media and Old Metaphors, February 12-13, 2015.…
  • Oct 19

    Comparative Constitutional Amendment—Boston, MA

    Comparative Constitutional Amendment—Boston, MA
    Boston College Law School and the International Association of Constitutional Law’s Research Group on Constitution-Making and Constitutional Change invite submissions for a full-day workshop on comparative constitutional amendment, to…
  • Oct 19

    Comparative Constitutional Law—Milan, Italy

    Comparative Constitutional Law—Milan, Italy
    The University of Milan’s Department of National and Supranational Public Law and the Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law welcome the submission of papers for a full-day workshop on comparative…
Rank this Week: 64

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: 63

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Oct 19

    The Void

    The Void
    There were supposed to be posts this morning. I awoke and had posts to write.  My fingers were willing, but my host was not. As I’m about to leave for breakfast, SJ is back up and working. It had been dead all morning because my…
  • Oct 18

    Ferguson: Revenge of Officer Keith Novara

    Ferguson: Revenge of Officer Keith Novara
    He didn’t like what she said. Whether it was her twits, her video or just the fact that Leigh Maibes protested isn’t clear. But St. Louis police officer Keith Novara decided that it was his official duty to make sure her employer…
  • Oct 17

    How To Manage Your Practice (And Not To Be A Major Screw Up)

    How To Manage Your Practice (And Not To Be A Major Screw Up)
    This is a promo for my buddy, Andrea Cannavina, best known around the Twitters as @LegalTypist, who’s putting on a 4 hour show she calls Put Efficiency Into Practice : How To Organize Any Law Office. Having had some very enjoyable…
Rank this Week: 65

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: 66

LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

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

http://www.lnglawblog.com
  • Oct 17

    NextDecade Expects to File for FERC Pre-Filing Review in January 2015

    NextDecade Expects to File for FERC Pre-Filing Review in January 2015
    The Brownsville Herald reports that NextDecade expects to file a request in January 2015 to begin FERC’s pre-filing environmental review process for a proposed LNG export terminal at the Port of Brownsville, Texas.  The pre-filing…
  • Oct 17

    Freeport LNG Receives Authorization to Begin Construction

    Freeport LNG Receives Authorization to Begin Construction
    FERC issued an order today granting Freeport LNG authority to commence construction of its LNG export terminal project near Quintana Island, Brazoria County, Texas.  The order authorizes construction of the Pretreatment Plant, the…
  • Oct 16

    DOE Grants Venture Global LNG Authority to Export to FTA Nation

    DOE Grants Venture Global LNG Authority to Export to FTA Nation
    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued an order authorizing Venture Global LNG to export approximately 244 Bcf/year of LNG over a 25-year period to nations having a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States from a proposed LNG…
Rank this Week: 67

New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

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

http://crimlawlib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 68

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/
  • Oct 17

    100 Is The Magic Number For Both Remand As Well As Removal

    100 Is The Magic Number For Both Remand As Well As Removal
    California ex rel. Sherwin v. Office Depot, Inc., 2014 WL 320156 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 29, 2014). Relying on the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Mississippi ex rel. Hood v. AU Optronics Corp, which prohibited the court from exercising…
  • Oct 16

    Plaintiffs Must Meet Their Burden to Rebut Defendants’ Showing Re: Amount-in-Controversy

    Plaintiffs Must Meet Their Burden to Rebut Defendants’ Showing Re: Amount-in-Controversy
    Clements v. DirecTV, LLC, 2014 WL 794287 (W.D. Ark. Feb. 27, 2014). In this action, the District Court denied a motion for remand and retained jurisdiction, finding that the defendant had satisfied its burden to establish that the…
  • Oct 15

    A Plaintiff’s Motion to Amend is Not Operative for Removal Purpose

    A Plaintiff’s Motion to Amend is Not Operative for Removal Purpose
    Chapin v. Whitecap Investment Corp., 2014 WL 656971 (D.V.I. Feb. 20, 2014). The plaintiffs in this matter are St. John property owners.  The plaintiffs brought this action against defendants, Whitecap Investment Corp. and Paradise…
Rank this Week: 69

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Oct 14

    New judge taking over prison civil rights lawsuit as solutions sought

    New judge taking over prison civil rights lawsuit as solutions sought
    Barry Krisberg quoted in Daily Journal (registration required), September 15, 2014 “While there may be arguments about the best way to accomplish services for mentally ill inmates, we’re no longer arguing whether we should or…
  • Oct 14

    UC Berkeley team calls for US policies to narrow income gap

    UC Berkeley team calls for US policies to narrow income gap
    john a. powell quoted in San Francisco Chronicle, September 10, 2014 Part of the mission of UC Berkeley, as a public institution, is “to help provide solutions for the state and the country,” powell said. “We’re trying…
  • Oct 14

    Monument needed for lives lost to killings by law enforcement

    Monument needed for lives lost to killings by law enforcement
    James Rule writes for The Sacramento Bee, September 10, 2014 A broad coalition of civic-minded parties should call for creation of a national monument to those slain without justification by those entrusted with upholding the law. Both public…
Rank this Week: 70

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...
    The answer is I'm fine, thanks for askin.' Just that my blogging tastes seem to have changed, at least for the moment. Maybe they'll change again. In the meantime, if I feel I have something to say, I suppose I will post it here but then…
  • Aug 18

    From the Inbox

    From the Inbox
    From her corner office in New York’s Rockefeller Center, [Rebecca Patterson] the chief investment officer of Bessemer Trust Co. is putting $55.7 billion in client assets under geopolitical stress. ...  Patterson joined Bessemer,…
  • Aug 16

    Shakespeare the Player

    Shakespeare the Player
    Well, here's a blessing.  I'd call it an unbought grace, except that I bought it, in a used bookstore, on impulse.  That is: Shakespeare the Player, subtitled "A Life in the Theatre," a book by one John Southworth, hitherto…
Rank this Week: 71

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: 72

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
Rank this Week: 74

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
  • Oct 19

    Disclosure and Financial Market Regulation

    Disclosure and Financial Market Regulation
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Luca Enriques, Allen & Overy Professorship of Corporate Law at University of Oxford, Faculty of Law, and Sergio Gilotta of University of Bologna. In our recent paper, Disclosure and…
  • Oct 18

    FINRA To Propose Market Structure Action

    FINRA To Propose Market Structure Action
    Editor's Note: Annette Nazareth is a partner in the Financial Institutions Group at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, and a former commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The following post is based on a Davis Polk client…
  • Oct 17

    APG Asset Management Issues Remuneration Guideline

    APG Asset Management Issues Remuneration Guideline
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from David Shammai, Senior Governance Specialist and Martijn Olthof, Senior Portfolio Manager, both at APG Asset Management. APG’s remuneration guidelines are available here. One of the…
Rank this Week: 73

Guilford Centre Weblog

Guilford Centre Weblog

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

http://guildfordlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Oct 19

    Lexis ‘Secret Advantage’

    Lexis ‘Secret Advantage’
        Posted on behalf of Annie Chauhan, LexisNexis student rep ATTENTION LPC STUDENTS Lexis are running the ‘Secret Advantage’ programme again. They have mapped LexisPSL content to the complete syllabuses for the…
  • Oct 19

    LexisNexis Halloween Quiz

    LexisNexis Halloween Quiz
      Posted on behalf of Annie Chauhan, LexisNexis student rep Dear students, This year LexisNexis at Guildford are running a Halloween Quiz, the FIRST PRIZE is a KINDLE EREADER!! To enter please pop into one of the Lexis drop in…
  • Oct 16

    BBC Radio 4: Law in Action

    BBC Radio 4: Law in Action
    To mark 30 years of this programme, Law in Action has broadcast a special debate. The programme has brought together a distinguished panel – the former Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge, Deputy President of the…
Rank this Week: 76

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

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

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 18

    Why Houston won't get the private prison museum it deserve

    Why Houston won't get the private prison museum it deserve
    Okay, they almost got me. I couldn't tell for sure just from reading it if this Free Press Houston story was satire. Editors confirmed that it is. Lucky I checked before writing something, a reliable reader sent it to Grits thinking it was…
  • Oct 18

    Waste in the justice system? Say it ain't so!

    Waste in the justice system? Say it ain't so!
    Do you have stories of government waste?Texas Public Policy Action, a 501c(4), is collecting stories of government waste through next Friday Oct. 24, with the top suggestion receiving $4,000. All suggestions will be compiled into an…
  • Oct 17

    Dallas News urges Dems to split tickets in DA's race

    Dallas News urges Dems to split tickets in DA's race
    Ouch! The Dallas Morning News endorsed Republican Susan Hawk for District Attorney over incumbent Craig Watkins in an editorial which concluded:Watkins, 46, relied even more on straight-ticket Democratic votes in his narrow 2010 re-election…
Rank this Week: 75

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Oct 17

    Why Budget 2015 must be that last of its kind

    Why Budget 2015 must be that last of its kind
    Human Rights in Ireland welcomes this guest post from Yvonne O’Sullivan of the Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC). Yvonne is Advocacy and Policy Officer in FLAC. Speculation on budget measures had circulated in media outlets in the final…
  • Oct 16

    Socio-Economic Rights & Budget Analysis: Some Notes on Available Resources, ‘Progressivity’ and Non-Retrogression

    Socio-Economic Rights & Budget Analysis: Some Notes on Available Resources, ‘Progressivity’ and Non-Retrogression
    Human Rights in Ireland welcomes this guest post from Dr John Reynolds. John is a lecturer in law in NUI Maynooth. These are John’s notes from the Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) seminar Fairer Budget, Fairer Society: A human rights…
  • Oct 13

    Legal pathways to reproductive justice and abortion rights #repealthe8th

    Legal pathways to reproductive justice and abortion rights #repealthe8th
    We are delighted to welcome this guest post from Ruth Fletcher, a senior lecturer in Medical Law at Queen Mary, University of London Irish regulation of pregnant choices needs to be changed.   The current situation denies women…
Rank this Week: 77

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Oct 10

    Debt Collection Lawsuit: Client Review

    Debt Collection Lawsuit: Client Review
    Client: Name Withheld by Request Type of Case: Debt Collection Defense Client Review: I have requested the services of the Rudnitsky Law Firm multiple times now. Each time, the experience has been a positive one. Throughout the process for…
  • Oct 9

    Dismissal of Credit Card Lawsuit Filed By Portfolio Recovery Associate

    Dismissal of Credit Card Lawsuit Filed By Portfolio Recovery Associate
    Plaintiff: Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC Original Creditor: HSBC Bank Nevada, N.A. Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Pollack & Rosen, P.A. Plaintiff’s Attorney: Joseph F. Rosen, Esq. and Joel D. Lucoff, Esq. Case Outcome: Credit Card…
  • Oct 8

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Earns Glowing Review from Client

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Earns Glowing Review from Client
    Client:  LS Type of Case:  Debt Collection Defense Client Review: I am so pleased with the Rudnitsky Law office and services provided. I could not be any happier. I had a summons for a debt of $5000+ on a credit card that had…
Rank this Week: 78

Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

Covers various topics that arise in the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation. By James M. Beck and Mark Herrmann.

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    Louisiana Liability For A Sales Representative's Sizing Error

    Louisiana Liability For A Sales Representative's Sizing Error
                Those of us whose childhood had low tech play options and at least a touch of OCD recall playing with dominoes.  Not whatever the game is where the number of dots on a…
  • Oct 16

    A Colorado Federal Court Adopts Restatement (Third) of Torts Section 6(c)

    A Colorado Federal Court Adopts Restatement (Third) of Torts Section 6(c)
    A federal court recently placed Colorado amongst the states that apply Restatement (Third) of Torts §6(c) in design defect cases.  That’s a good place to be when you’re defending a medical device company.  Section…
  • Oct 15

    A Juicy Little Decision

    A Juicy Little Decision
                This is actually a post from Reed Smith’s Rachel Weil.  While this is not her first post, she is still a mere "guest poster" at this point and takes sole…
Rank this Week: 79

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

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

    5 State Salmonella Outbreak Over

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

    SalmonellaTests Prompt Cartilage Complex Recall

    SalmonellaTests Prompt Cartilage Complex Recall
    A single lot of Saba Shark Cartilage Complex is the subject of this public announcement and recall as a result of a sample from one bottle that tested positive for Salmonella. This product is packaged in black screw-top bottles with the brand…
  • Oct 18

    Lacteos Santa Martha with Listeria monocytogene

    Lacteos Santa Martha with Listeria monocytogene
    Oasis Brands, Inc. of Miami, FL is recalling select lots of various Lacteos Santa Martha products with Best by dates of 07/01/14 through 12/31/14, because the products has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an…
Rank this Week: 80

NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

Focuses on New Jersey divorce and estate planning. By Paul G. Kostro.

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
Rank this Week: 81

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    The History Roll has a review of Kurt T. Lash's The Fourteenth Amendment and the Privileges and Immunities of American Citizenship (Cambridge University Press)."It does not definitively settle the debate over the nascent Fourteenth…
  • Oct 17

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    From PQ Monthly: “On September 4, OGALLA: The LGBT Bar Association of Oregon; GLAPN (Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest); and Oregon State Bar Diversity & Inclusion Department jointly sponsored a class entitled…
  • Oct 17

    Park on the Cohasset Marshlands Dispute

    Park on the Cohasset Marshlands Dispute
    William W. Park, Boston University School of Law, has posted The Cohasset Marshlands Dispute: International Arbitration in Colonial New England, which is forthcoming in International Council Commercial Arbitration (2014).  Here is the…
Rank this Week: 82

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

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

    Formal Bills of Rights vs. Instrumental One

    Formal Bills of Rights vs. Instrumental One
    Below the fold I will post the Introduction of my revised paper, which I’m tentatively calling “The Bill of Rights Reconsidered.”  (It’s not a great title, but it’s good enough for now.)  As some…
  • Oct 19

    Will The Disruptors Be the New Dominants?: On Uber, AirBnB, and other seeming upstart

    Will The Disruptors Be the New Dominants?: On Uber, AirBnB, and other seeming upstart
    Loving your online, decentralized model may not work when you care about safe drivers, clean rooms, and other real-world issues. Claire Cain Miller brings up this problem in today’s New York Times. She points out that AirBnB and Uber…
  • Oct 19

    Makeup as the Killer App for 3D Printing?

    Makeup as the Killer App for 3D Printing?
    A woman named Grace Choi seems to have come up with a way to 3D print “lipstick, lip gloss, eye shadow, blush, nail polish, brow powder—pretty much everything except foundations and face power” at home. Her company, Mink,…
Rank this Week: 83

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/
  • Oct 18

    DOL on Paid Family Leave

    DOL on Paid Family Leave
    image from www.DOL.gov In an interesting post from the official Department of Labor blog, the agency discusses the importance of paid family leave in the workplace. As the only industrialized nation without such paid leave, this country lags…
  • Oct 15

    Judge Rejects EEOC Severance Suit Against CVS

    Judge Rejects EEOC Severance Suit Against CVS
    Many of you have been following the EEOC's high-profile litigation against CVS, where the agency challenged the validity of the severance agreements offered to terminated employees. While workers waived their rights to litigation as part of…
  • Oct 14

    A Fast-Food Non-Compete Clause

    A Fast-Food Non-Compete Clause
    What’s the confidential information about a fast-food restaurant franchise that justifies having all its employees sign a non-competition agreement? Jimmy John’s Sandwich Shops is the restaurant chain—stores nationwide—and the lawsuit…
Rank this Week: 84

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Oct 19

    Salamanca and van Eechoud: Open Legal Data for Europe: Report on LAPSI-openlaws workshop

    Salamanca and van Eechoud: Open Legal Data for Europe: Report on LAPSI-openlaws workshop
    Olivia Salamanca and Mireille van Eechoud have posted Open Legal Data for Europe, a report on a workshop organized by openlaws.eu and LAPSI, at the University of Amsterdam, 4 September 2014. Here is a description of the report, from a…
  • Oct 19

    COLPM Futures Conference 2014: Storify, links, and resource

    COLPM Futures Conference 2014: Storify, links, and resource
    COLPM Futures Conference 2014, the annual conference of the College of Law Practice Management, was held 16-17 October 2014 at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.. The event Website and program are available at:…
  • Oct 14

    Seattle LegalTech Startup Weekend 2014: Results, storify, and resource

    Seattle LegalTech Startup Weekend 2014: Results, storify, and resource
    Seattle LegalTech Startup Weekend was held 10-12 October 2014 in Seattle, Washington, USA. The event Website is at: http://www.up.co/communities/usa/seattle/startup-weekend/4218 The pitches made at the event are listed at:…
Rank this Week: 85

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 86

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/
  • Oct 17

    Try to Determine Why This Legal Malparctice Case Was Dismissed

    Try to Determine Why This Legal Malparctice Case Was Dismissed
    Sure, the Second Department is busy, and there is a constant and steady stream of cases coming before it, 20 every day.  Nevertheless, a couple of facts in the decision might help practitioners in their everyday legal lives. Barker v…
  • Oct 16

    Decision To Dismiss Unloved Legal Malpractice Case Reversed

    Decision To Dismiss Unloved Legal Malpractice Case Reversed
    Plaintiff hires attorneys to file a disability claim.  Claim is denied.  Plaintiff sues attorneys on the theory that they failed to file important proofs of his disability.  Attorneys move to dismiss.  Outcome? …
  • Oct 15

    A Professional Negligence Case Falls on Professional Negligence

    A Professional Negligence Case Falls on Professional Negligence
    Attorneys suing land surveyors and then getting sued by attorneys.  It's a circular story, which discusses contribution and indemnity.  In the end defendant cannot pass off the liability to a third-party, and must answer to the…
Rank this Week: 87

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Oct 19

    An Op-Ed on Alabama's Amendment One

    An Op-Ed on Alabama's Amendment One
    Here's an op-ed from the local paper, the Tuscaloosa News, discussing a state constitutional amendment that is on the Alabama ballot next month. That amendment, which bars the application or enforcement of "foreign" law (including…
  • Oct 19

    Audio at Oyez

    Audio at Oyez
    Does anyone know why Oyez no longer offers audio of SCOTUS arguments with the transcript embedded into the audio (Compare this audio from last term with one from this term)? It was a great feature that made reviewing arguments easier and more…
  • Oct 18

    Chairing, Hiring but Not Attending FRC

    Chairing, Hiring but Not Attending FRC
    This year at USD law school I am chairing our appointments committee and we are focusing on hiring an environmental and/or energy law candidate, whether entry-level or lateral who will assume institutional leadership in the field given that…
Rank this Week: 89

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Oct 5

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Innovators Edition

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Innovators Edition
    On October 17, 2014, we are launching the Andover Institute at Phillips Academy.  The Institute will be a hub for innovation at PA, where our students, faculty, and others come together to explore new ideas in teaching and learning at…
  • Oct 3

    Around Andover: Dean of Studie

    Around Andover: Dean of Studie
    Originally posted on Paul Murphy:I am pleased to present a quick interview with Trish Russell, Andover’s Dean of Studies. She oversees the academic program, advising, scheduling and the registrars office. She also works closely with the…
  • Sep 20

    The Web at 25: Looking Ahead to What Might Be

    The Web at 25: Looking Ahead to What Might Be
    The Web turns 25 years old this year. What has changed since Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist at CERN in Switzerland, released this gift to the world in 1989? The easier question to answer might be to ask what hasn’t … Continue…
Rank this Week: 88

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

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

    CDC: Nut Butter Salmonella Outbreak Investigation is Now Officially Over

    CDC: Nut Butter Salmonella Outbreak Investigation is Now Officially Over
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its final update on the Salmonella Braenderup infections linked to nut butters manufactured by nSpired Natural Foods. Six people were infected with the strain…
  • Oct 18

    Letter From the Editor: Merrigan Does the McGovern

    Letter From the Editor: Merrigan Does the McGovern
    I think I am qualified to say that my friend Senator McGovern would have liked the George McGovern Lecture delivered last week in Rome by former Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan. The lecture named for the former South Dakota…
  • Oct 18

    Dietary Supplement Recalled For Salmonella Contamination

    Dietary Supplement Recalled For Salmonella Contamination
    AMS Health Sciences is recalling 2014 bottles of Saba Shark Cartilage Complex due to possible contamination of Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children frail or elderly people, and…
Rank this Week: 90