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Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 3

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    On November 5-6, 2015, the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London, along with the London Centre for Social Studies, will host a conference on Fighting Femicide: Cultural and Legal Interventions. The conference organizers welcome…
  • Jul 3

    Lesaffer on Europe's Classical Law of Nation

    Lesaffer on Europe's Classical Law of Nation
    Randall Lesaffer, Tilburg Law School, has posted The Nature and Sources of Europe's Classical Law of Nations:The jurisprudence of the law of nature and nations of the Early-Modern Age holds pride of place in the modern historiography of…
  • Jul 3

    June Issue of the Journal of American History: Historians and the Carceral State

    June Issue of the Journal of American History: Historians and the Carceral State
    The June 2015 issue of the Journal of American History is a special issue on Historians and the Carceral State, produced in consultation with guest editors Kelly Lytle Hernández, Khalil Gibran Muhammad, and Heather Ann Thompson. From…
Rank this Week: 46

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Jul 4

    Wine, Soda Pop, and Law Schools - More on "Law Review Lift (Drag)"

    Wine, Soda Pop, and Law Schools - More on "Law Review Lift (Drag)"
    Some time this month I will get to a relatively more serious topic, like textual opportunism, but for right now I'm still fiddling around with Al Brophy's ranking system. So that I don't bury the lead, let me say up front that I have played…
  • Jul 3

    Agency Practice and Agency Statutory Interpretation

    Agency Practice and Agency Statutory Interpretation
    I say farewell to this month of blogging at Prawfs by posing a question about judicial deference to federal agencies. The question is: What role does agency practice play in limiting an agency's interpretive discretion? This isn't a new…
  • Jul 2

    The Grim Discrepancies of Capital Punishment

    The Grim Discrepancies of Capital Punishment
    I'm sorry to bid farewell to Prawfs readers on a grim note, but recent legal developments in the aftermath of Glossip might be of interest. Followers of the Boston Marathon Bombing trial may recall the discontent in Massachusetts over the…
Rank this Week: 47

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: 49

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

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

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

    Call For Support

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

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch

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

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote
    Association of PrisonersContact: John Hirst FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETel: (01482) 341281 or 07766964583Email: john.hirst@myhaven.karoo.co.ukGovernment in U Turn on prisoners’ votesJack Straw…
Rank this Week: 48

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
  • Apr 29

    Harvey Miller: Brilliant Bankruptcy Lawyer, 1933-2015

    Harvey Miller: Brilliant Bankruptcy Lawyer, 1933-2015
    Harvey Miller may be the best bankruptcy practitioner of the last 50 years.  He died this week and the world is a lesser place without him. Miller was the all-star bankruptcy attorney in many of the most important bankruptcies and…
  • Mar 25

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.
    What happens when you surrender a home in bankruptcy?  Must you move the second a bankruptcy is filed?  Do they give you time to move or will your possessions be thrown out on the front lawn for the neighbors to view? When you…
  • Mar 24

    What To Do If You Are a Creditor In a Bankruptcy?

    What To Do If You Are a Creditor In a Bankruptcy?
    Most of the posts on this blog, and in fact on most bankruptcy blogs, focus on the consumer as the bankruptcy debtor.  That makes sense–most bankruptcy cases involve a consumer debtor and a number of institutional creditors,…
Rank this Week: 51

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • 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
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 50

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: 52

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 4

    The "new normal" in jobs predicted long ago by William Bridge

    The "new normal" in jobs predicted long ago by William Bridge
    One of the challenges in obviousness analysis in patent law is predictability. Cotropia, for example, spoke about"predictability of result." As one "non-patent" example, contemplate the foreseeability, long ago, of the present jobs…
  • Jul 4

    Awarding attorney's fees and 35 U.S.C. § 285

    Awarding attorney's fees and 35 U.S.C. § 285
    Awards for attorney's fees, and contract law generally, are topics in the case Buckhorn v. Orbis .Of relevance to "loser pays" in the Goodlatte Innovation Act, note the text:r, “the narrow exceptions to the American Rule effectively…
  • Jul 4

    More on the Jawbone trade secret matter

    More on the Jawbone trade secret matter
    A post at lexology goes into the Jawbone "trade secret" matter:http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=1d76587e-26e1-41c5-a2e0-bac27ff6e2d9A problematic issue is the failure to explicitly identify "trade secrets" apart from the more…
Rank this Week: 54

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Jul 1

    The Death Penalty Has an Innocence Problem — and Its Days Are Numbered

    The Death Penalty Has an Innocence Problem — and Its Days Are Numbered
    The demise of the death penalty is upon us. While the Supreme Court ruled this week to allow the continued use of a controversial lethal injection drug, Justice Stephen Breyer’s sweeping dissent invited the nation to question capital…
  • Jul 1

    NYPD Needs More Than Rainbows to Show Its Support for LGBT Right

    NYPD Needs More Than Rainbows to Show Its Support for LGBT Right
    When the Supreme Court ruled for full marriage equality Friday, the New York Police Department joined the ACLU and the throngs of other groups that turned their logos rainbow. But that support of the LGBT community does not extend to the…
  • Jul 1

    The Supreme Court Strikes a Blow Against Partisan Gerrymandering

    The Supreme Court Strikes a Blow Against Partisan Gerrymandering
    On Monday the United States Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, which preserved a vital weapon against partisan gerrymandering, a practice which artificially…
Rank this Week: 53

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: 55

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

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

http://www.trafficaccidentnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Teenager Killed In Newport Beach Car Accident

    Teenager Killed In Newport Beach Car Accident
    Spencer Becker, 17, was killed in a Newport Beach car accident after the SUV he was driving collided with a sedan at a street intersection. According to a news report in The Daily Pilot, the fatal accident occurred at the intersection of…
  • Jun 29

    Teenager Killed In Huntington Beach DUI Crash

    Teenager Killed In Huntington Beach DUI Crash
    Ethan McEnally, 14, was killed in a Huntington Beach car crash, which officials say, was caused by a suspected drunk driver who crashed head-on into the vehicle in which the boy was a passenger. According to a news report in The Orange County…
  • Jun 22

    Couple Killed In Arleta DUI Collision

    Couple Killed In Arleta DUI Collision
    Two people were killed in a car accident in Arleta, which officials say, involved a suspected DUI driver. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Daily News, the fatal crash occurred the night of June 19, 2015 at the intersection of…
Rank this Week: 56

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Jul 1

    PILA Seminar: The Duty of the State in Constitutional Cases– 7 July, Dublin

    PILA Seminar: The Duty of the State in Constitutional Cases– 7 July, Dublin
    Following their recent book, ‘Public interest litigation and social change in South Africa: Strategies, tactics and lessons’, Gilbert Marcus SC and Nick Ferreira are visiting Dublin to share learning in public interest litigation.…
  • Jul 1

    The Greek Financial Crisis and the Rhetoric of Emergency

    The Greek Financial Crisis and the Rhetoric of Emergency
    Since 2008, a new economic crisis in Europe appears on the horizon every few months. The current negotiations surrounding Greece’s possible exit from the Eurozone seems different, however; it appears that the emergency as finally come…
  • Jun 30

    The Direct Provision Report: A Missed Opportunity

    The Direct Provision Report: A Missed Opportunity
    You can find my preliminary analysis, including a full summary of the core recommendations from the McMahon Report on the Protection Process and Direct Provision System here.  You can access the McMahon Report here. From an initial…
Rank this Week: 58

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 57

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 59

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers bad faith, duty to defend, duty to indemnify, liability policies, reimbursement of legal fees and subrogation. By Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue.

http://www.insurancecoverageblog.com/
  • May 25

    Memorial Day 2009

    Memorial Day 2009
    I first ran the post below for Memorial Day in 2006 as a tribute to my Dad, who served as a soldier during World War II.  This is the fourth straight year for this post, and I'll continue to run it every year. 
  • Mar 19

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone
    For those who remember the heady Katrina litigation days of the Ride of the Rigsbys -- appearing on ABC's 20/20, acclaimed as alleged whistleblowers -- these times are very different for the sisters. They've slipped in the…
  • Mar 16

    Insurance Person of the Year

    Insurance Person of the Year
    Nothing like giving the readers a lot of advance notice before an ultra-high stakes award like this is finalized, right? I'm a bit tardy on this, but hey, it's not like I'm on the advisory board of the Insurance Law Center and might have…
Rank this Week: 60

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • Jul 3

    Semi-Truck Hits Honda on I-95 in Jacksonville, Leaves Dorothy Quigley Badly Injured

    Semi-Truck Hits Honda on I-95 in Jacksonville, Leaves Dorothy Quigley Badly Injured
    Jacksonville, FL — An elderly woman from Hastings who was critically injured last Tuesday (June 23, 2015) when her Honda was rear-ended by a semi-truck has been identified. 83-year old Dorothy Quigley was taken to a hospital after the…
  • Jul 3

    Train Hits Maintenance Truck in Chetopa, John Tyler and Everett Smith Injured

    Train Hits Maintenance Truck in Chetopa, John Tyler and Everett Smith Injured
    Chetopa, KS — There was a major accident reported on Wednesday, north of Chetopa, that involved a Union Pacific train crashing into a maintenance truck on some railroad tracks. This happened at about 12;45 p.m. and two men were injured:…
  • Jul 3

    Two Hospitalized After Accident with Ford Mustang on Highway 53 in Toney, AL

    Two Hospitalized After Accident with Ford Mustang on Highway 53 in Toney, AL
    Toney, AL — There was a wreck along Highway 53 this past Tuesday, June 23, 2015 that left at least two people with injuries. Police said a black pickup truck and a red Ford Mustang were involved in a serious accident along Highway 53…
Rank this Week: 61

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Jul 2

    The Guarantee Clause

    The Guarantee Clause
    Some attention is being given (or should be) to Footnote 3 of the Court’s opinion in the Arizona redistricting case, which states: The people’s sovereign right to incorporate themselves into a State’s lawmaking apparatus, by…
  • Jul 2

    My Green Bag Article

    My Green Bag Article
    Is now available here.
  • Jul 1

    FAN 66.1 (First Amendment News) The Indecency Wars Continue — WDBJ TV opposes $325K fine proposed by FCC

    FAN 66.1 (First Amendment News) The Indecency Wars Continue — WDBJ TV opposes $325K fine proposed by FCC
    The enormous fine proposed by the FCC is also an extraordinary burden on protected speech. The FCC’s largest base fine for other types of violations by broadcasters is $10,000. — Jeffrey A. Marks, President & General…
Rank this Week: 62

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

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

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 63

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 4

    IRS Considering New Rules On Family Partnerships And LLC

    IRS Considering New Rules On Family Partnerships And LLC
    The U.S. Treasury Department is thinking about implementing new regulations that would raise the value of taxable assets that taxpayers transfer into family partnerships and LLCs. It is common for wealthy families to obtain valuable tax…
  • Jul 4

    The Benefits Of Unitrust

    The Benefits Of Unitrust
    A unitrust can be a good solution for reconciling difficult competing financial interests and goals. It is important to understand that there are two types of beneficiaries, income and remainder beneficiaries, who both have competing goals…
  • Jul 4

    CLE On Settlements, Compromises and Ethical Issues in Estate Litigation

    CLE On Settlements, Compromises and Ethical Issues in Estate Litigation
    The American Bar Association is presenting a paralegal CLE entitled, Settlements, Compromises and Ethical Issues in Estate Litigation, Thursday, July 16, 2015, 12:00-1:30pm Central, online. Here is why you should attend: Attendees of the…
Rank this Week: 65

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
Rank this Week: 64

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
  • Jul 4

    Fed’s Volcker Relief for Foreign Fund

    Fed’s Volcker Relief for Foreign Fund
    On Friday, June 12, 2015, the Federal Reserve (Fed) began addressing the question of whether foreign funds should be considered “banking entities” under the Bank Holding Company Act (BHCA), and therefore be subject to the Volcker…
  • Jul 3

    SEC Proposes Rules on Mandatory Clawback Policie

    SEC Proposes Rules on Mandatory Clawback Policie
    On July 1, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed rules to require issuers of securities listed on U.S. stock exchanges to adopt and enforce clawback policies applicable to incentive-based compensation received by current and…
  • Jul 2

    Does the SEC’s New “Compensation Actually Paid” Help Shareholders?

    Does the SEC’s New “Compensation Actually Paid” Help Shareholders?
    On April 29, 2015, the SEC released proposed rules on public company pay‐for‐performance disclosure mandated under the Dodd‐Frank Act. Pay Governance has analyzed the proposed rules and the implications for our…
Rank this Week: 66

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

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

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 4

    Historical lament over habeas limits, partisan election of DA

    Historical lament over habeas limits, partisan election of DA
    Grits was pleased to learn from the newsletter of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society of the Texas Constitution History blog, a project of Justice Michael Massengale of the First Court of Appeals. Give it a look-see.Browsing around, I…
  • Jul 3

    The Un-Exonerated

    The Un-Exonerated
    Fran and Dan Keller never molested any children at their Austin day care as part of a satanic cult, as Travis County prosecutors alleged at their trial. But they are unlikely to ever be declared innocent by the courts, reported Craig Malisow…
  • Jul 3

    A tale of two counties' jail population

    A tale of two counties' jail population
    Here's an odd development: The Harris County Jail is so full they're having to ship inmates to contract beds in other counties, while the Dallas County Jail population has plummeted.Dallas County Jail population drops to all-time low[Harris]…
Rank this Week: 67

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Jul 4

    Nat Turner Project. Org

    Nat Turner Project. Org
    Here's another way to celebrate July Fourth -- by reading about Nat Turner's rebellion. Today a new website on the Nat Turner rebellion has gone live -- you may recall that Turner first planned his rebellion for July Fourth, 1831....
  • Jul 3

    Independence Day: Bayard Rustin's Childhood Home

    Independence Day: Bayard Rustin's Childhood Home
    In thinking about what I wanted to talk about for July Fourth this year, I had a bunch of candidates. The contrarian in me wanted to put up something on "what to the slave was the magna carta" -- but...
  • Jul 3

    Empathy and the Constitution

    Empathy and the Constitution
    In an op-ed in the Boston Globe, Kent Greenfield argues that the key difference between Justice Kennedy’s opinion in Obergefell v, Hodges and the dissent of Chief Justice Roberts is that Kennedy has empathy and Roberts does not. In…
Rank this Week: 69

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jul 1

    De gustibus non est disputandum

    De gustibus non est disputandum
    The question, per last fall’s story, was this: Can you establish trademark rights in a flavor?  The court said, unsurprisingly, “no.” As usual, I let someone better inclined to do so do the heavy lifting first —…
  • Jun 28

    Major League Baseball – SDNY Balks?

    Major League Baseball – SDNY Balks?
    Originally posted 2005-11-28 11:48:08. Republished by Blog Post PromoterA potentially troubling (from the teams’ point of view) thought from the Southern District of New York in a case brought by Major League Baseball against a company…
  • Jun 28

    ICYMI – LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® on Twitter

    ICYMI – LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® on Twitter
    It’s been pretty busy for me since I moved to Archer & Greiner, PC, so I haven’t blogged all that much lately.  And, after all, blogging is dead anyway, except for maybe 25 or so blogs, right? Well, at least there’s…
Rank this Week: 68

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 18

    Are e-auctions the ticket to lower legal fees?

    Are e-auctions the ticket to lower legal fees?
    According to Bloomberg BNA, Honeywell General Counsel Katherine Adams has determined that e-auctions are the ticket to lower legal fees. For those unfamiliar with the process, an e-auction is where the the corporate counsel throws chum in the…
  • Jun 17

    Have you hired an Innovation Intern?

    Have you hired an Innovation Intern?
    I just got an email from my friend John Kain in Australia.  John is the CEO/Managing Partner/Leader of the Pack (not sure of his title) of Kain C+C Lawyers in Adelaide.  John is as forward thinking as any lawyer I’ve meant,…
  • Apr 24

    Valorem Law Group Recognized by BTI Consulting as “Brand Elite”

    Valorem Law Group Recognized by BTI Consulting as “Brand Elite”
    I am normally reluctant to write about “us,” but I am so tickled a recent report recognizing Valorem as a “brand elite” firm that I am breaking from this general practice.  Thank you for this indulgence. Valorem…
Rank this Week: 70

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: 71

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 72

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 73

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: 74

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Jul 4

    Happy Fourth of July!

    Happy Fourth of July!
    … Continue Reading
  • Jul 3

    Sex in Nursing Home

    Sex in Nursing Home
    Time had a great article on the necessity of policies on sexual relationships in nursing homes. When it comes to managing the sex lives of nursing home residents, the problems are not going away. By 2030, nearly 20% of the U.S. population…
  • Jul 2

    Nursing Home Industry Is A Solid Investment

    Nursing Home Industry Is A Solid Investment
    Dr. Harold Goldmeier wrote an article for SeekingAlpha website explaining why investing in the nursing home industry is a safe bet.  Demographics and profit create a bright future.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…
Rank this Week: 75

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 4

    Ukunono, The Battle of the Ukulele Orchestras Plays its Last Tune

    Ukunono, The Battle of the Ukulele Orchestras Plays its Last Tune
    Trade marks and their distinctiveness seem to be the cats meow late this week, and this Kat thoroughly enjoyed Jeremy’s wonderful lounge read on the Sofaworks case. Yet it seems the discussion is all but over; however,…
  • Jul 3

    Sofa, so good? How to lose both your two trade marks and still come out on top ...

    Sofa, so good? How to lose both your two trade marks and still come out on top ...
    Sitting comfortably?  The Sofa Workshop Ltd v Sofaworks Ltd [2015] EWHC 1773 (IPEC), a 29 June decision of Judge Richard Hacon in the increasingly impressive and cost-effective Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, England and Wales,…
  • Jul 3

    Why Finland is not Silicon Valley: farewell Matti Makkonen, the "father of SMS"

    Why Finland is not Silicon Valley: farewell Matti Makkonen, the "father of SMS"
    We are a society that worships innovation and idolize those who commercially capitalize on it. Mark Zuckerberg, the late Steve Jobs, Sergey Brin and Larry Page are (or were) all larger than life personalities. Indeed, the fame that each has…
Rank this Week: 76

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Jul 4

    Kenosha Supermercado Los Corrales Salmonella Outbreak Information

    Kenosha Supermercado Los Corrales Salmonella Outbreak Information
    The Kenosha County Division of Health reports that as of Wednesday, June 3rd, Salmonella with a matching DNA fingerprint has been found in 35 patients. Divisions of Health official’s say 70 sick people have been identified during an…
  • Jul 4

    Lexington Tarheel Q Salmonella Outbreak Information

    Lexington Tarheel Q Salmonella Outbreak Information
    The majority of the cases have occurred among residents of Davidson County. We are asking anyone who became ill with diarrhea within four days after they ate food or drank beverages from Tarheel Q on or after Saturday, June 6th to call the…
  • Jul 4

    Boise Co-op Salmonella Outbreak Information

    Boise Co-op Salmonella Outbreak Information
    The Central District Health Department (CDHD) is investigating a salmonella outbreak associated with the Boise Co-op deli – specifically food purchased from the deli after June 1, 2015. As of July 1, 2015, approximately 290 cases of…
Rank this Week: 77

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 3

    From Our Own Correspondent – a Canadian Lawyer in Greece

    From Our Own Correspondent – a Canadian Lawyer in Greece
    An unusual post today. Peter Carayiannis, whose Toronto firm Mitch Kowalski and Doug Jasinski have blogged about, is currently in Northern Greece, where he is a first hand observer at a momentous stage in modern Greek history. He has been…
  • Jul 3

    The Friday Fillip: Snark Hunt

    The Friday Fillip: Snark Hunt
      For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, usually followed by a reference you might like to pursue. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as PDF files.…
  • Jul 3

    Adjudicators in the Community: New Frontiers in Apprehension of Bia

    Adjudicators in the Community: New Frontiers in Apprehension of Bia
    Justice Sopinka famously said (in 1989) that judges are not monks (although he should also have said nuns) and can have a role to play in their communities. He was writing in the (mostly) pre-internet era, where social interaction within…
Rank this Week: 78

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Canadian appellate court reduces record-setting $4.5 million punitive damages award

    Canadian appellate court reduces record-setting $4.5 million punitive damages award
    The StarPhoenix of Saskatoon reports that an appellate court in Saskatchewan has reduced an "unprecedented" $5 million damages award in an insurance bad faith case.The plaintiff claimed that two insurance companies unreasonably denied his…
  • Jul 1

    New York jury awards $16 million in punitive damages in sexual harassment case

    New York jury awards $16 million in punitive damages in sexual harassment case
    This story in the New York Daily News reports that a federal jury in Manhattan has awarded $2 million in compensatory damages and $16 million in punitive damages to a plaintiff who claimed that her employer sexually harassed her and then…
  • Jun 8

    San Bernardino jury awards $2 million in punitive damages in murder-for-hire case

    San Bernardino jury awards $2 million in punitive damages in murder-for-hire case
    The Associated Press reported over the weekend that a San Bernardino jury awarded $2 million in punitive damages, on top of $4.5 million in compensatory damages, to a man who claimed that the defendants plotted to murder him.  According…
Rank this Week: 79

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/
  • Jul 3

    Duff & Marshall on "Remote Harms," "Abstract Endangerment," and the Two Harm Principle

    Duff & Marshall on "Remote Harms," "Abstract Endangerment," and the Two Harm Principle
    R. A. Duff and S. E. Marshall (University of Minnesota Law School and Independent) have posted 'Remote Harms', 'Abstract Endangerment', and the Two Harm Principles (Liberal Criminal Theory: Essays for Andreas von Hirsch, A. P. Simester, et al…
  • Jul 3

    Dyer on Anti-Association Law

    Dyer on Anti-Association Law
    Andrew Dyer (University of Sydney - Faculty of Law) has posted Pre-Crime Control Measures: Anti-Association Laws (CRIMINALISATION AND CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY IN AUSTRALIA, T. Crofts, A. Loughnan, eds, Oxford University Press: UK, 2015) on…
  • Jul 2

    "Court rules NSA may temporarily resume metadata collection"

    "Court rules NSA may temporarily resume metadata collection"
    The story is at Jurist: The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court [official website]ruled [opinion, PDF] Monday that the National Security Agency(NSA) [official website] may temporarily resume its program of systematically collecting…
Rank this Week: 80

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

Online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall, Jr.

http://fourthamendment.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    New format opened April 14th

    New format opened April 14th
    A new format of this website opened before midnight, April 14th. If you are here, please update your bookmark to go to www.FourthAmendment.com. Everything is there, going back to 2006. I'd been thinking about a new format, but the cost of…
  • Apr 12

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search
    The officer lacked reasonable suspicion that defendant was armed to justify a frisk. Defendant, inter alia, made no furtive movements, and asked why the officers had to search him and his demeanor changed when it came up. Nothing here…
  • Apr 12

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data
    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data by Zoe Tillman: => Read more!
Rank this Week: 81

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicago-personal-injury-lawyer-blawg.com
Rank this Week: 82

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Jul 4

    The Lawfare Podcast: Should the U.S. Put Boots on the Ground to Fight ISIS?

    The Lawfare Podcast: Should the U.S. Put Boots on the Ground to Fight ISIS?
    Last week, Brookings convened three policy experts, Michael Doran of the Hudson Institute, Brookings fellows Michael O’Hanlon and Jeremy Sharpiro, as well as Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) for the first ever Brookings Debate. The…
  • Jul 4

    NSA German Intercept

    NSA German Intercept
    Yesterday Wikileaks published three summaries of NSA intercepts of German government communications. To me, the most interesting thing is not the intercept analyses themselves, but this spreadsheet of intelligence targets. Here we learn the…
  • Jul 4

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    On Wednesday, Ben spoke with FBI Director James Comey about the growing number of Americans engaging with ISIS through Twitter and mobile apps. Concerns are mounting for the FBI about the effect of end-to-end encryption on its ability to…
Rank this Week: 83

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jul 4

    Bishop on Professor Bainbridge on S.B. 75 and the Delaware Bar

    Bishop on Professor Bainbridge on S.B. 75 and the Delaware Bar
    Keith Paul Bishop blogs about my new article (Fee Shifting: Delaware's Self-Inflicted Wound; available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2624750). [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jul 3

    Behrens & Hitchcock Ode to Picasso (Napa Valley) 2006 w/ BBQ Chicken

    Behrens & Hitchcock Ode to Picasso (Napa Valley) 2006 w/ BBQ Chicken
    Dinner tonight was barbecued chicken, corn on the cob, and watermelon. I used store bought BBQ sauce (Stubbs Original) on free range skin-on, bone-in breasts and thighs. I brined the chicken for 1... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jul 3

    Bainbridge on Fee Shifting Bylaws: The National Law Review Takes Note

    Bainbridge on Fee Shifting Bylaws: The National Law Review Takes Note
    From the National Law Review: UCLA Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge recently posted an article calling Delaware’s recently enacted S.B. 75 a “self-inflicted wound”. ... What I find particularly... [[ This is a content…
Rank this Week: 84

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/
  • Jul 3

    Working on Vacation?

    Working on Vacation?
    As the Fourth of July holiday is upon us, it is a good time to consider the following question: should non-exempt employees be compensated for time spent responding to work-related emails, texts, etc. It is extremely common for workers to...
  • Jul 2

    The Purloined Letters -- Update

    The Purloined Letters -- Update
    I posted last year on Ms. Saavedra’s plight – and its implications for employees more generally – when the New Jersey Appellate Division last year upheld an indictment against a worker for removing documents for use in her employment…
  • Jul 1

    Are Ride-Sharing Companies Exempt from FLSA Overtime Because They Operate a Taxicab Business?

    Are Ride-Sharing Companies Exempt from FLSA Overtime Because They Operate a Taxicab Business?
    In recent legal challenges, Uber, Lyft, and other so-called “ride-sharing” companies have argued that the drivers who contract with them are independent contractors, not their employees, for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)…
Rank this Week: 85

Law Offices of Scott David Stewart…

Law Offices of Scott David Stewart Blog

Covers divorce and family law.

http://www.arizonalawgroup.com/Legal-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 7

    How Child Support Is Determined in Arizona

    How Child Support Is Determined in Arizona
    Child support is usually paid by the noncustodial parent. If parents share custody after divorce, the court usually chooses the parent with the larger income to pay child support. Child support agreements differ from case to case and depend…
  • Jun 30

    Do I Have to Take the Field Sobriety Tests?

    Do I Have to Take the Field Sobriety Tests?
    Standardized field sobriety tests or "SFSTs" are used by law enforcement to ascertain whether a driver is intoxicated. All law enforcement agencies throughout the nation have to abide by the same standard of field sobriety testing set by the…
  • Feb 11

    An Overview of Arizona's DUI Law

    An Overview of Arizona's DUI Law
    In the state of Arizona, there are three major drunk driving statutes: Title 28-1381 – Driving Under the Influence Title 28-1382 – Extreme / Super Extreme DUI Title 28-1383 – Aggravated Driving Under the Influence Title…
Rank this Week: 86

E. coli Blog

E. coli Blog

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

http://www.ecoliblog.com/
  • Jun 12

    Day Care’s Can Be E. coli Friendly and Dangerous to Kid

    Day Care’s Can Be E. coli Friendly and Dangerous to Kid
    The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has provided the following update to a E. coli investigation at Learning Vine Daycare in Greenwood County: At this time,... Continue Reading
  • Jun 11

    South Carolina Learning Vine Daycare E. coli Link

    South Carolina Learning Vine Daycare E. coli Link
    Learning Vine on Overland Drive in Greenwood shut down voluntarily on Monday.  The closure followed the death of 2-year-old Myles Mayfield, of Greenwood, who died from hemolytic uremic syndrome, a... Continue Reading
  • Jun 4

    Elk with E. coli Recalled

    Elk with E. coli Recalled
    Frontiere Natural Meats, LLC, a Denver, Colorado establishment, is recalling 1,640 pounds of ground elk meat that may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. Coli O157:H7). E. coli... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 89

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: 90

Our News & Stories

Our News & Stories

Features Penn Law news.

http://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/news/
  • Aug 24

    Penn Law launches innovative program in Latin American & Latino Studie

    Penn Law launches innovative program in Latin American & Latino Studie
    In recognition of the mounting importance of Latin America as both a rapidly growing global legal market and the hub of much U.S. immigration debate, the University of Pennsylvania Law School has established the innovative Certificate of…
  • Aug 17

    Alumni spotlight: Noam Dworman L’87

    Alumni spotlight: Noam Dworman L’87
    The Comedy Cellar opened in 1980, long after venues such as the 1960s-era Improv set the tone. But the Comedy Cellar made comic hay just the same, earning sell-out after sell-out of its 115-seat room as well as a string of accolades including…
  • Aug 12

    Summer employment dispatch: Alicia Zhang L’16

    Summer employment dispatch: Alicia Zhang L’16
    This dispatch from Alicia Zhang L'16 is one in a series of firsthand accounts by Law School students about how their summer employment opportunities are preparing them for their legal careers. Zhang is from Austin, TX.
Rank this Week: 88

Criminal Law Library Blog

Criminal Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, information technology and news for law librarians. By David Badertscher.

http://www.criminallawlibraryblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Mar 26

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look
    The people at The Jury Expert are excited about moving to a new platrorm, Wordpress, where they can incorporate a new look and possibly some new features as well. Below is their e-mail announcing the change and providing links so you can see…
Rank this Week: 87