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International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    Taylor Black: King Cotton in International Trade: The Political Economy of Dispute Resolution at the WTO

    Taylor Black: King Cotton in International Trade: The Political Economy of Dispute Resolution at the WTO
    Meredith A. Taylor Black (Boise State Univ.) has published King Cotton in International Trade: The Political Economy of Dispute Resolution at the WTO (Brill | Nijhoff 2016). Here's the abstract:In King Cotton in International Trade Meredith…
  • Jun 24

    Jakobson & Melvin: The New Arctic Governance

    Jakobson & Melvin: The New Arctic Governance
    Linda Jakobson & Neil Melvin have published The New Arctic Governance (SIPRI 2016). Here's the abstract:Despite many predictions to the contrary, the Arctic has emerged today as a zone of cooperation. At the core of regional stability and…
  • Jun 23

    Call for Papers: Languages of Internationalism

    Call for Papers: Languages of Internationalism
    A call for papers has been issued for a conference on "Languages of Internationalism," to take place May 25-26, 2017, at Birkbeck College, University of London. Here's the call:Languages of InternationalismConference to take place at Birkbeck…
Rank this Week: 47

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

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

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware

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

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe

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

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case
    This infographic touches on several issues in Scott Panetti's case in a visual fashion: Earlier coverage of Scott Panetti's case begins at the link. All prior coverage is in the Scott Panetti category index. The Supreme Court established…
Rank this Week: 46

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 48

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Jun 24

    Muchmore on Uncertainty & Regulatory Design

    Muchmore on Uncertainty & Regulatory Design
    Adam I. Muchmore (Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law) has posted Uncertainty, Complexity, and Regulatory Design (Houston Law Review, Vol. 53, No. 5, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article develops an analytic framework…
  • Jun 24

    Corbin on Claims of Religious Burden

    Corbin on Claims of Religious Burden
    Caroline Mala Corbin (University of Miami School of Law) has posted Deference to Claims of Substantial Religious Burden (Illinois Law Review Online, p.10, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Does filing paperwork in order to obtain a…
  • Jun 24

    Sadurski on Transitional Constitutionalism & the Rule of Law

    Sadurski on Transitional Constitutionalism & the Rule of Law
    Wojciech Sadurski (University of Sydney - Faculty of Law) has posted Transitional Constitutionalism Versus the Rule of Law? (Hague Journal on the Rule of Law, Forthcoming, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article considers some of…
Rank this Week: 51

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    CAFC in Immersion v. HTC case: same day continuation filing is all right

    CAFC in Immersion v. HTC case: same day continuation filing is all right
    This case involves one necessary condition, under 35U.S.C. § 120, for treating a patent application, filed as acontinuation of an earlier application, as having theearlier application’s filing date, not its own filing date.That…
  • Jun 22

    Judge Newman dissents in Ethicon v. Covidien,DENIAL ON PETITION FOR REHEARING EN BANC

    Judge Newman dissents in Ethicon v. Covidien,DENIAL ON PETITION FOR REHEARING EN BANC
    The term "rulemaking" appears four times in the dissent of Judge Newman.
  • Jun 20

    US Supreme Court on Cuozzo

    US Supreme Court on Cuozzo
    The Supreme Court had no trouble with the USPTO utilizing the BRI standard.The concurring opinion by Justice Thomas discussed issues with Chevron, and stated:The Court avoids those constitutional concerns today because the provision of the…
Rank this Week: 49

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: 50

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

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

    Violation of FCCPA Results in Client Getting Paid by Debt Collector

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

    9 Worst Cars to Avoid Buying

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

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Client Review: Auto Fraud Case

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Client Review: Auto Fraud Case
    Client:  Latasha Client Review:  I went to Taras Rudnitsky law firm back in September of 2014 with a major problem where a car dealership did some illegal things from illegal repossession of the truck I purchased from the dealership…
Rank this Week: 54

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 53

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Jun 23

    The UN and the Eighth Amendment

    The UN and the Eighth Amendment
    This letter is cross-posted from today’s Irish Times. Sir, – The UN Human Rights Committee has found that Amanda Mellet’s right to be free from cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, her right to privacy, and her right to…
  • Jun 20

    Call for Papers: State Accountability for Vulnerability

    Call for Papers: State Accountability for Vulnerability
    On September 9th 2016, the Socio-Legal Research Centre, Dublin City University will host its biennial law and society conference. Following on from the success our inaugural conference on Judges, Law and the Irish Constitution in 2014, the…
  • Jun 16

    UK at the CESCR: A Focus on Benefit Sanction

    UK at the CESCR: A Focus on Benefit Sanction
    We are pleased to welcome this post from Isla McLachlan, of Durham University. The UK’s periodic examination by the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) is underway. After years of austerity there is a plethora of…
Rank this Week: 55

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Jun 22

    Customer Complaints of Illness prompt Boathouse Farms Recall

    Customer Complaints of Illness prompt Boathouse Farms Recall
    Bolthouse Farms is voluntarily recalling a selection of protein drinks due to possible spoilage that may cause the beverages to appear lumpy, taste unpleasant and have an off odor. These products should not be consumed. The issue was…
  • Jun 21

    Peas Recalled Due to Listeria

    Peas Recalled Due to Listeria
    Pinnacle Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of C&W Early Harvest Petite Peas and C&W Petite Peas because they may contain Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause…
  • Jun 21

    Botulism Risk in AI Rasheed Sardine

    Botulism Risk in AI Rasheed Sardine
    Greenland Trading Corporation of Paterson, New Jersey is recalling AI Rasheed Sardine, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium  botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death.…
Rank this Week: 56

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

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

    Saving Campus Due Process Isn’t A Game For Dilettante

    Saving Campus Due Process Isn’t A Game For Dilettante
    They mean well. They always mean well. Lord, save us from the well-intended. Dubbed the Campus Equality, Fairness, and Transparency Act (CEFTA), the bill would largely overturn the regulatory apparatus that has governed campus…
  • Jun 24

    No Pricks Allowed

    No Pricks Allowed
    On one level, the Supreme Court’s ruling in Birchfield v. North Dakota seems like the kind of opinion we hope for. It gives us a rule, a bright line test, as to what the police are authorized to do and what they’re not.  The…
  • Jun 23

    The Floyd Chronicles: With All Deliberate Speed

    The Floyd Chronicles: With All Deliberate Speed
    Sure, there were other pressing matters requiring New York City’s attention. Like crafting an effective law that authorized people to make up their own words and titles, and mandate that other people used them upon pain of death.…
Rank this Week: 57

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 58

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

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

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Jun 22

    Brooklyn Law School’s Scholarship & Special Collection

    Brooklyn Law School’s Scholarship & Special Collection
    BrooklynWorks is the online repository of Brooklyn Law School, providing open access to scholarship produced by the law school and to other collections of law school materials. The repository is a service of the Brooklyn Law School Library.…
  • Jun 22

    World Refugee Day 2016

    World Refugee Day 2016
    This week, Brooklyn Law School Library Associate Librarian Linda Holmes created a display of library material marking World Refugee Day. In December 2000, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution, A/RES/55/76, designating the…
  • Jun 14

    Artificial Intelligence in Law and Education

    Artificial Intelligence in Law and Education
    An intriguing new title in the Brooklyn Law School Library collection is Robot Law by Law Professors Ryan Calo, A. Michael Froomkin, and Ian Kerr (K564.C6 R63 2016). The 402 page book brings together research on robotics law and policy…
Rank this Week: 60

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • May 20

    The politics of passenger rail in Los Angele

    The politics of passenger rail in Los Angele
    Ethan Elkind interviewed by KCRW, May 20, 2016 “This is a momentous occasion for Los Angeles transit advocates, and for mobility and the region. And the reason is that the Westside of Los Angeles is the most densely populated within the…
  • May 20

    Theranos’ voided tests could make it a magnet for lawsuit

    Theranos’ voided tests could make it a magnet for lawsuit
    Steven Davidoff Solomon quoted by Wired, May 20, 2016 “It comes down to what Theranos knew about its machines when it raised capital, and what its investors didn’t know,” says Steven Davidoff Solomon.
  • May 19

    Humboldt County takes aim at racism

    Humboldt County takes aim at racism
    john a. powell quoted by Mad River Union, May 19, 2016 As powell put it, when “we are consciously aware of the [other] person, our stereotypes and beliefs about the person surface in our conscious mind but our emotional reaction has…
Rank this Week: 59

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jun 24

    Update re 11 LA Attorneys Arrested in March Civil Disobedience Action

    Update re 11 LA Attorneys Arrested in March Civil Disobedience Action
    The Immprof Blog posted last March about 11 Los Angeles-based attorneys who were arrested in a civil disobedience action to protest immigration raids, deportations, access to counsel issues, and failure to exercise meaningful prosecutorial…
  • Jun 24

    DHS Proposes Collection of Social Media Information for Certain Noncitizen Traveler

    DHS Proposes Collection of Social Media Information for Certain Noncitizen Traveler
    DHS has published in the Federal Register a proposal to collect social media information of noncitizens traveling to the US through the Visa Waiver Program, which exempts nationals of certain countries from obtaining a visa in order to gain…
  • Jun 24

    Immigration Consequences of the UK Exit from the EU

    Immigration Consequences of the UK Exit from the EU
    The United Kingdom's exit from the European Union is going to have wide-ranging immigration consequences. First, there is the immigration platform of the "Brexit" campaign itself: better control of who comes into the United Kingdom.…
Rank this Week: 61

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jun 24

    The impact of network competition in the mobile industry

    The impact of network competition in the mobile industry
    Houpis, George ; Rodriguez, Jose Maria ; Ovington, Thomas ; Serdarevic, Goran explore The impact of network competition in the mobile industry. ABSTRACT: In 2000, there were as many countries served by a single mobile network as by network…
  • Jun 24

    Optimal Number of Firms in the Wireless Market

    Optimal Number of Firms in the Wireless Market
    Francois Jeanjean and Georges Vivien Houngbonon theorize about Optimal Number of Firms in the Wireless Markets. ABSTRACT: In this paper, we design a theoretical model to analyze the impact of the number of firms on investment in the wireless…
  • Jun 23

    Competition and market strategies in the Swiss fixed telephony market

    Competition and market strategies in the Swiss fixed telephony market
    Roberto E. Balmer analyzes Competition and market strategies in the Swiss fixed telephony market. ABSTRACT: Fixed telephony has long been a fundamentally important market for European telecommunications operators. The liberalisation and the…
Rank this Week: 62

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Will-Substitutes for Your Estate Plan

    Will-Substitutes for Your Estate Plan
    Alexandra Braun & Anne Roethel recently published an Article entitled, Passing Wealth on Death. Will-Substitutes in Comparative Perspective, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 38/2016 (2016). Provided below is an abstract of the…
  • Jun 24

    The Estate Plan Checklist

    The Estate Plan Checklist
    Estate planning is an essential part of life planning. It is important to take the right steps in your delineating your estate while you are healthy and of sound mind, so the earlier the better. The Article details ten steps...
  • Jun 24

    Various Means of Passing Your Wealth on Death

    Various Means of Passing Your Wealth on Death
    Alexandra Braun & Anne Roethel recently published an Article entitled, Exploring Means of Transferring Wealth on Death: A Comparative Perspective, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 40-2016 (2016). Provided below is an abstract of…
Rank this Week: 63

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/
  • Jun 20

    ACI’s 26th National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation, July 28-29

    ACI’s 26th National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation, July 28-29
    ACI’s 26th National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation July 28-29, 2016 The Omni Chicago Hotel Chicago, IL http://www.americanconference.com/2016/681/consumer-finance-class-actions–litigation Consumer…
  • Feb 9

    A Noteworthy Event – March 17-18, 2016

    A Noteworthy Event – March 17-18, 2016
    Retail data breaches continue to evolve and bring new litigation and trends in the Data Breach and Privacy Litigation context. Business to business claims, vendor lawsuits, litigation between issuing banks and retailers post-breach, the…
  • Jan 29

    Certain claims carry a presumption as to amount-in-controversy that will lead directly to federal court

    Certain claims carry a presumption as to amount-in-controversy that will lead directly to federal court
    Robertson v Exxon Mobil Corp., 2015 WL 9592499 (5th Cir. Dec. 31, 2015). In a personal injury and a property damage action, the Fifth Circuit reversed the district court’s order remanding the action finding that the defendants had by…
Rank this Week: 64

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    BREXIT

    BREXIT
     Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves, that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth[ last for a thousand years, men and woman will still say, This was NOT their finest hour.First, some local…
  • Jun 22

    COURAGE

    COURAGE
    Courage is doing what you think is right despite popular opinion to the contrary. As President Kennedy was fond of saying, the hottest places  in hell are reserved for those, who in times of moral crises, do nothing and preserve…
  • Jun 21

    THE SKY IS FALLING

    THE SKY IS FALLING
    The sky is falling. Terry stop suppression motions are dead. Oh my!The Supreme Court's decision in Utah v. Streiff spells the end of the fourth amendment. Oh no Mr. Bill!Query: When's the last time a court granted a Terry Stop motion or…
Rank this Week: 65

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
  • Jun 24

    The Day After Brexit

    The Day After Brexit
    An exit vote yesterday, June 23, 2016, will confront many companies with a host of challenges. Our presentation, available here, discusses the immediate legal questions firms will need to examine: Does the vote trigger…
  • Jun 24

    Brexit: Legal Implication

    Brexit: Legal Implication
    In a referendum held in the UK on June 23, 2016, a majority of those voting voted for the UK to leave the EU. This post briefly summarizes some of the main legal implications of the “leave” vote and is primarily for the…
  • Jun 24

    Delaware Share Ownership and the Blockchain

    Delaware Share Ownership and the Blockchain
    On May 2, 2016, at the second annual Consensus conference in New York, Delaware Governor Jack Markell announced his support for the creation of a new method of representation of corporate share ownership. In addition to traditional…
Rank this Week: 69

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: 66

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Jun 22

    June Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    June Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the June 2016 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $31,095,000 verdict- Rankin County car wreck case (5/17/16); $6,228,000 verdict- Harrison County eminent domain case (5/20/16); $100,000 settlement- Lafayette County…
  • Jun 21

    Is Trump in it to Win it?

    Is Trump in it to Win it?
    This morning Electoral Vote.com mentioned a question that has been on my mind for a few days: is Donald Trump trying to lose? Let’s look at some of Trump’s bizarre moves lately: calling Bernie Sanders crazy as a bedbug; calling…
  • Jun 20

    It’s Tough Out There for Lawyer

    It’s Tough Out There for Lawyer
    The bad news keeps pouring in for lawyers with these latest headlines: Equitized: A look at BigLaw’s Second-class Citizens  (Law360) Law Firms discourage lateral departures with bonus clawbacks and other financial penalties …
Rank this Week: 68

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Covers all aspects of criminal law in Arizona, including DUI, abuse and drug offenses. By The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor, P.C.

http://dmcantor.com/blog/
  • Jun 8

    Drugged Driving Can Cause Serious Consequence

    Drugged Driving Can Cause Serious Consequence
    When the term “driving under the influence” is heard, the first thing that usually comes to mind is alcohol intoxication. But alcohol is only one of the countless substances that can impair an individual’s ability to drive.…
  • May 17

    5 Tips You Should Know About Settling a Personal Injury Claim

    5 Tips You Should Know About Settling a Personal Injury Claim
    If you’ve been injured and are currently in the process of handling your insurance claim, there are few things you should keep in mind.  Below are some tips from Wayne Cohen, a Washington DC personal injury lawyer. Tip #1: Save All…
  • Apr 23

    DUI Vehicular Crimes in the Summer Time

    DUI Vehicular Crimes in the Summer Time
    DUI vehicular crimes are considered quite serious and are classified as felonies. Some states have a Vehicular Crimes Unit that is responsible for prosecuting all felony vehicular crimes. Their goal is to effectively prosecute those charged…
Rank this Week: 67

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/
  • Jun 22

    “It’s just $10 an hour.” Not quite.

    “It’s just $10 an hour.” Not quite.
    I was having lunch with a friend a few days ago and we started talking about the legal industry’s move to pay starting lawyers $180,000 a year. Plus benefits.  To me, salaries of this kind are the product of the criminally insane,…
  • Jun 22

    The myth of bigger as a strategy

    The myth of bigger as a strategy
    Seth Godin had an insightful post in his blog today, Bigger for?. He writes about the pains of checking into a huge hotel, where no one knows your name, there is always a line at check-in and the gym is full at 5 in the morning. Bigger helps…
  • Apr 28

    Valorem recognized as one of the best at delivering Alternative Fee Arrangement

    Valorem recognized as one of the best at delivering Alternative Fee Arrangement
    Last week, BTI Consulting reported that alternative fee arrangements have “soared to an all time high,” noting that AFAs generated savings of nearly 14%, or an average of $2.7 million for law departments.   These savings…
Rank this Week: 70

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    ASLH Projects and Proposals Committee Invites Application

    ASLH Projects and Proposals Committee Invites Application
    [We have the following announcement.  Note especially the good news that a Hurst Summer Institute will be held in Summer 2017.]The Projects and Proposals Committee of the [American Society for Legal History] is now open for…
  • Jun 24

    Two by Lettow Lerner, on Americans' Magna Carta, Trial by Jury and Judical Comment on Evidence

    Two by Lettow Lerner, on Americans' Magna Carta, Trial by Jury and Judical Comment on Evidence
    Renee Lettow Lerner, George Washington University Law School, has posted two papers.  The first is The Troublesome Inheritance of Americans in Magna Carta and Trial by Jury, in Magna Carta and its Modern Legacy, ed. Robert Hazell and…
  • Jun 24

    Ms. Peppercorn Considers: How To Fill a Dissertation Committee Vacancy

    Ms. Peppercorn Considers: How To Fill a Dissertation Committee Vacancy
    Our advice-columnist-in-residence, Ms.Peppercorn, is in constant demand! MOVE OVER, OPRAH!!Dear Ms. Peppercorn, Help! My dissertation committee has a vacancy and I have an academic etiquette question that's perfectly suited to your expertise.…
Rank this Week: 74

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
  • Jun 24

    The Internal Dynamics of the Court

    The Internal Dynamics of the Court
    The result in Fisher was surprising, but the case illustrates an important point about how appellate courts work.  In Fisher I, the scuttlebutt is that a majority opinion was drafted (possibly by Justice Kennedy) to strike…
  • Jun 23

    The New House Filibuster

    The New House Filibuster
    I would bet that the sit-in tactic used yesterday by the House Democrats will become more common over time.  It’s pretty easy to find 50 House members who feel strongly about something and would be willing to tie up the chamber and…
  • Jun 22

    FAN 113 (First Amendment News) “Abrams Court” Breaks with Tradition & Allows Cameras in Courtroom

    FAN 113 (First Amendment News) “Abrams Court” Breaks with Tradition & Allows Cameras in Courtroom
      June 15, 2016, Washington, D.C. It was a remarkable moment when the Abrams Court sat to hear the case of Pear v. United States. The two issues before the eight-member Court were: 1.) Does the All Writs Act empower a…
Rank this Week: 71

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

Covers China business, travel and news. By Dan Harris and Steve Dickinson.

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Quick Question Friday, China Law Answers, Part XXVI

    Quick Question Friday, China Law Answers, Part XXVI
    Because of this blog, our China lawyers get a fairly steady stream of China law questions from readers, mostly via emails but occasionally via blog comments as well. If we were to conduct research on all the questions we get asked and then…
  • Jun 23

    Negotiating With Chinese Companies: Death By a Thousand Cut

    Negotiating With Chinese Companies: Death By a Thousand Cut
    This is the third in a series of posts in response to emails and comments asking us to expound upon how Western companies can better negotiate with Chinese companies on technology deals. In part one, Negotiating With Chinese Companies:…
  • Jun 23

    Foreign Schools in China: The Legal 101

    Foreign Schools in China: The Legal 101
    Many many years ago, we helped a foreign school “conglomerate” set up a number of schools in China and due to “word of mouth” we have been getting calls and emails regarding China school set-ups ever since. Many of…
Rank this Week: 73

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/
  • Jun 23

    What Happens to Frozen Embryos in Virginia Divorce

    What Happens to Frozen Embryos in Virginia Divorce
    Advancements in technology have allowed couples to have a child even if they are not able to conceive on their own. One such technology is in vitro fertilization (“IVF”). IVF is the process of extracting eggs from a…
  • Jun 7

    Seven Tips for Divorcing a Narcissist

    Seven Tips for Divorcing a Narcissist
    As a divorce attorney, I often hear the word “narcissist,” typically used by my client to describe his or her spouse, or vice versa. Usually the condemned partner is someone who is overly conceited or excessively self-centered,…
  • Jun 6

    Petit Larceny in Fairfax County

    Petit Larceny in Fairfax County
    In Virginia, petit larceny, under Virginia Code Section 18.2-96, is a class one misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum of twelve months in jail and a $2,500 fine. It is a serious offense that can have lasting implications in both the…
Rank this Week: 72

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
Rank this Week: 75

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

Daily Canadian legal news blog powered by the team from Law Times and Canadian Lawyer.

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Jun 24

    Appeal court ruling clarifies law around self defence

    Appeal court ruling clarifies law around self defence
    A recent Court of Appeal decision clarifies the law around how the courts handle self-defence cases, say lawyers. The Ontario Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial for Valter Cunha, who was convicted for shooting another man twice, but…
  • Jun 24

    Legal news roundup - June 24, 2016

    Legal news roundup - June 24, 2016
    Canada Lawyer says case against client accused of killing Alberta couple just speculation, Canadian Press Sen. Mike Duffy locked in another Senate battle over dubious expenses, Canadian Press RCMP lay charges three years after robbery at B.C.…
  • Jun 23

    Schabas to focus LSUC on A2J initiative

    Schabas to focus LSUC on A2J initiative
    Paul Schabas has been elected to become the next treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada. The third-term bencher was elected on a third ballot at Convocation’s June meeting. Schabas beat out the other candidates Susan McGrath, Raj…
Rank this Week: 76

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jun 24

    Cutting Through the Mysteries of Journal and Article Pricing

    Cutting Through the Mysteries of Journal and Article Pricing
    I’m delighted to be able to offer a guest blog from Rebecca Kennison. Rebecca is the principal of K|N Consultants and has worked extensively in scholarly publishing. What follows is a remarkably acute analysis of Elsevier’s…
  • Jun 23

    International Identity Management

    International Identity Management
    It used to be that on the Internet, nobody knew you were a dog … or a trading partner, or a rogue. In this era of Big Data, geolocation, and light bulbs that call home, it may seem that those days are behind us. But it’s one…
  • Jun 22

    Three Business IP Scams to Watch For

    Three Business IP Scams to Watch For
    It’s summer vacation season, and worth a reminder about some common business IP scams to watch out for. Staff covering for vacations and unfamiliar with these may be more vulnerable to them. While there are lots of scams out there,…
Rank this Week: 79

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Covers cruise passenger and crew safety, seafarer conditions, maritime law and all types of injuries at sea. By Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A.

http://www.lipcon.com/blog/feed/
  • May 29

    Norovirus Goes Airborne: What this Could Mean for Cruise Lines and Passenger

    Norovirus Goes Airborne: What this Could Mean for Cruise Lines and Passenger
    Norovirus is serious news for the cruise industry. Every year, the virus sickens roughly 20 million people and ruins cruise vacations for countless travelers. The virus is notorious for affecting enclosed populations, which is why it spreads…
  • May 27

    3 Popular Cruise Ship Activities that Require Passengers to Sign Waiver

    3 Popular Cruise Ship Activities that Require Passengers to Sign Waiver
    Thinking about cruising anytime soon? If so, you’re not alone. Summer is quickly approaching, which means that kids are out of school and it’s the perfect time to take a family vacation. Naturally, a cruise is one of the top types…
  • May 26

    5 Safety Tips for Canoeing and Kayaking

    5 Safety Tips for Canoeing and Kayaking
    With summer fast approaching, many are opting to head out to open waters and enjoy all that the ocean or waterways have to offer. And for many, that includes trying new options, like canoeing or kayaking. These activities are often low-cost,…
Rank this Week: 77

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: 78

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: 80

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jun 24

    Go On! Adjudicating International Trade and Investment Disputes: Between Interaction and Isolation

    Go On! Adjudicating International Trade and Investment Disputes: Between Interaction and Isolation
    The PluriCourts Centre of Excellence at the University of Oslo will host a two day conference on international trade and investment disputes. The conference will take place on Thursday and Friday, August 25-26 at the Faculty of Law,…
  • Jun 22

    ICC Office of Prosecutor invites public comment on draft Policy on Children

    ICC Office of Prosecutor invites public comment on draft Policy on Children
    It is my great honor to note today’s release for public comment of the draft Policy on Children of the International Criminal Court Office of the Prosecutor. Since my December 2012 appointment as Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s…
  • Jun 20

    Look On! WILIG International Law Networking Breakfast

    Look On! WILIG International Law Networking Breakfast
    Please join us for the annual WILIG International Law Networking Breakfast. Wednesday, June 22, 2016 TIME: 8:30-10:30 AM ASIL Headquarters, Tillar House (2223 Massachusetts Avenue, NW) This breakfast roundtable conversation, sponsored by the…
Rank this Week: 83

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

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

    From the Crypt

    From the Crypt
    Hah!  I see I have had 130 hits today on a blog the has been  moribund for nearly two years.On review of my Facebook stuff, I can see that I have been trying to blog over there.  I think it may be easier to link to FB now than…
  • Jul 10

    Fwd: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as moral martians.

    Fwd: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as moral martians.
    Jack AyerProfessor EmeritusUCD Law SchoolJdayer@ucdavIs.eduBegin forwarded message:From: Jean Alvares <alvaresj@MAIL.MONTCLAIR.EDU>Date: July 10, 2015 at 3:45:26 AM PDTTo: CLASSICS-L@LSV.UKY.EDUSubject: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as…
  • Dec 1

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]
    For patient investors everywhere. ---- The Regulator Who Explained the Worldhttps://hbr.org/2012/03/the-regulator-who-explained-th.html ---- Shared via my feedly reader Sent from my iPhone
Rank this Week: 82

Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Law Blog

Covers legislation, news and cases for whistleblowers and those who represent them. By The Employment Group.

http://employmentlawgroupblog.com
  • May 16

    Connecticut District Court Applies Dodd-Frank Retroactively and Sends SOX Whistleblower Case to Trial

    Connecticut District Court Applies Dodd-Frank Retroactively and Sends SOX Whistleblower Case to Trial
    In Richard Trusz v. UBS Realty and UBS AG, Case No. 3:09-cv-00268,  Richard Trusz, a high-ranking executive for UBS, complained that the company followed improper procedures in its real estate valuation. These problems, Trusz claimed,…
  • Apr 29

    Whistleblowers Awarded $24 Million in Nursing Home Fraud Settlement

    Whistleblowers Awarded $24 Million in Nursing Home Fraud Settlement
    On January 12, 2016, a nursing home company and two subsidiaries agreed to pay $125 million to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging that they caused skilled nursing facilities to submit false claims to the government.  The…
  • Apr 19

    Supreme Court Is Poised to Endorse “Implied Certification” in FCA Case

    Supreme Court Is Poised to Endorse “Implied Certification” in FCA Case
    By R. Scott Oswald Managing Principal, The Employment Law Group, P.C. If a government supplier quietly ignores vital rules but still bills taxpayers as if it had complied, can it be held liable under the federal False Claims Act — even…
Rank this Week: 81

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/
  • Jun 24

    "Arkansas Supreme Court upholds lethal injection protocol and secrecy law"

    &quot;Arkansas Supreme Court upholds lethal injection protocol and secrecy law&quot;
    From Jurist: The Arkansas Supreme Court [official website] upheld [opinion, PDF] a state law Thursday that allows for the type, manufacturers and sellers of drugs used for lethal injections to be kept confidential. This ruling would allow the…
  • Jun 24

    "Acquittal in Freddie Gray Case Casts Doubts About Future Trials"

    &quot;Acquittal in Freddie Gray Case Casts Doubts About Future Trials&quot;
    From The New York Times: The acquittal on Thursday of a Baltimore police officer charged with murder and six other crimes in the death of Freddie Gray has dealt a devastating blow to the prosecution, legal experts say, and raises...
  • Jun 24

    Bhatt-Mehta & Lenga-Long on The Trafficking Victims' Protection Act of 2000

    Bhatt-Mehta &amp; Lenga-Long on The Trafficking Victims' Protection Act of 2000
    Mala Bhatt-Mehta and Jennifer Lenga-Long (University of Washington School of Law and University of Washington School of Law) has posted Does the Trafficking Victims’ Protection Act of 2000 Have an Impact on the Anti-Trafficking Legislation…
Rank this Week: 87

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Should a Brand Change Its Name for a Little While?

    Should a Brand Change Its Name for a Little While?
    –Debbie Laskey, MBA In May, Anheuser-Busch made news when it announced that it would change the name of its most famous brand from Budweiser to America. So, from late-May to November, in every liquor store, convenience store, gas…
  • Jun 23

    Service Trade Dress?

    Service Trade Dress?
    When most people of think of trade dress protection they primarily think of a good. Generally, protecting a product’s configuration, which can never be inherently distinctive, or a product’s packaging, which can be inherently…
  • Jun 22

    A Faster, Sleeker Milk Jug

    A Faster, Sleeker Milk Jug
    Another for the file of newly-registered product configuration marks: acquired distinctiveness, sold by the gallon. According to 2014 numbers released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans drink 37 percent less milk than…
Rank this Week: 84

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

Covers securities fraud cases, investment fraud practices and securities industry regulations.

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • Jun 23

    Merrill Lynch fined over structured notes sales.

    Merrill Lynch fined over structured notes sales.
    The Securities and Exchange Commission recently announced that Merrill Lynch has agreed to pay a $10 million penalty to settle charges that it was responsible for misleading statements in offering materials provided to retail investors…
  • Jun 22

    Ameriprise fined over closed-end fund sale

    Ameriprise fined over closed-end fund sale
    According to reports, Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. has agreed to pay a $100,000 fine to settle charges by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority that the firm failed to supervise closed-end fund sales. Finra alleged that from…
  • Jun 21

    Robert Tricarico pleads guilty to fraud.

    Robert Tricarico pleads guilty to fraud.
    According to various reports, a Milford financial advisor, Robert Tricarico, has pleaded guilty to fraud and stealing more than $1.2 million from a client. According to the United States Attorney for Connecticut, Robert N. Tricarico, 60,…
Rank this Week: 86

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jun 22

    The Second Circuit’s Jaw Drops…

    The Second Circuit’s Jaw Drops…
    When a court observes that “the logos employed in Plaintiff’s and Defendant’s marks are jaw-droppingly similar—nearly identical not only in conception but also… in the great majority of the fine details of…
  • Jun 20

    Response of Simon Shiao Tam to the Government’s Request for Certiorari in Lee v. Tam

    Response of Simon Shiao Tam to the Government’s Request for Certiorari in Lee v. Tam
  • Jun 17

    The new fuzzy logic of copyright damage

    The new fuzzy logic of copyright damage
    What’s all this about the Supreme Court and copyright damages? Pretty thorough analysis of yesterday’s SCOTUS #Kirtsaeng judgment#copyright https://t.co/IPXtq9xFH3 — Managing IP (@ManagingIP) June 17, 2016 This one, then, is…
Rank this Week: 85

The Startup Lawyer

The Startup Lawyer

Covers entrepreneurship and startup companies. By Ryan Roberts.

http://startuplawyer.com/
  • May 18

    Accelerator Investments Should Be Convertible Equity

    Accelerator Investments Should Be Convertible Equity
    I previously wrote that accelerator documents should be easy.  At the time, I thought accelerator documents should be easy primarily because of the potential adverse selection problem for the accelerator.  In other words, the more…
  • May 16

    Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day May 2016

    Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day May 2016
    Tech Wildcatters, the original Dallas accelerator, is hosting their first pitch day of 2016 on May 26th at the House of Blues in Dallas. Here’s the streamlined agenda: 12:45pm — Accredited Investor Preview 1:30pm —…
  • May 5

    Right of First Refusal in Company Bylaw

    Right of First Refusal in Company Bylaw
    A Right of First Refusal provision provides a startup with the right to step in place of a prospective 3rd party purchaser when a current stockholder desires to sell their stock. That is, the startup has the right to purchase and redeem any…
Rank this Week: 90

The Legal Blog.in

The Legal Blog.in

Covers Indian court decisions.

http://www.legalblog.in/
Rank this Week: 88

First4Lawyers News

First4Lawyers News

Features UK-centric legal news, with a focus on personal injury and medical negligence.

http://www.first4lawyers.com/news/
  • May 23

    How much can soap stars claim?

    How much can soap stars claim?
    Living in a soap opera has never been an easy ride, but none more so than today. Not only is there a good chance that you live a fairly downtrodden existence filled with daily misery and woe, but you’re far more likely to be involved in…
  • Feb 17

    Stay safe on the road in the wind

    Stay safe on the road in the wind
    FACT: Bad weather causes accidents. Whether it is snow, floods, fog or strong winds then it is always wise to avoid driving wherever possible in extreme weather. Accident claims specialists First4lawyers have produced a short guide to make…
  • Feb 17

    Surge in weather related injuries expected as ‘red weather warning’ issued

    Surge in weather related injuries expected as ‘red weather warning’ issued
    Falling trees, toppled signs, flying debris, trips and slips are set to drive an increase in personal injury claims as 100 mph storms batter Britain, warn personal injury specialists First4lawyers. Storm damage can have a devastating impact…
Rank this Week: 89