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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: 47

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/
  • May 28

    Sixth Circuit Becomes First Appellate Court to Address Choice-of-Law Problem in Direct-File MDL

    Sixth Circuit Becomes First Appellate Court to Address Choice-of-Law Problem in Direct-File MDL
    Last week, the Sixth Circuit issued an opinion only a civil-procedure geek like me could love. The court held that in MDL cases, the trial court should apply the choice-of-law rules of the state in which the case would have been properly…
  • May 27

    "Should Washington Try to Change Religious Beliefs?"

    "Should Washington Try to Change Religious Beliefs?"
    Here is a short piece I did for USA Today, which returns to the questions raised in this earlier post. A bit: . . . The idea that public authorities and officials should take editorial aim at certain religious beliefs and revise them to…
  • May 26

    Wither Elonis?

    Wither Elonis?
    Another SCOTUS opinion day (and possibly another opinion week) has passed and still no Elonis v. United States, the true threats case argued on December 1. It is all-but-certain that the Chief has the opinion (he is the only one who has not…
Rank this Week: 46

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    Kaye: Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression

    Kaye: Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression
    David Kaye (Univ. of California, Irvine - Law) has posted Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression (UN Doc. A/HRC/29/32, May 22, 2015). Here's the summary:In the…
  • May 29

    Conference: Europe as an Investment Treaty Actor

    Conference: Europe as an Investment Treaty Actor
    On June 12, 2015, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law will hold a conference on "Europe as an Investment Treaty Actor," in Stockholm. The program is here. Here's the idea: This meeting brings together high-level…
  • May 29

    Eichensehr: Cyberwar & International Law Step Zero

    Eichensehr: Cyberwar & International Law Step Zero
    Kristen Eichensehr (Univ. of California, Los Angeles - Law) has posted Cyberwar & International Law Step Zero (Texas International Law Journal, Vol. 50, no. 2, p. 355, 2015). Here's the abstract:As part of a symposium on cyberwar, this…
Rank this Week: 48

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: 49

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 29

    Estate Tax Repeal Efforts Face Uphill Battle

    Estate Tax Repeal Efforts Face Uphill Battle
    The U.S. of Representatives recently passed a bill to abolish the federal Estate Tax (Death Tax). In order to become law this bill is going to have to survive a number of hurdles. The Bill would first need to pass...
  • May 29

    Minnesota House Passes Estate Tax Reform Bill

    Minnesota House Passes Estate Tax Reform Bill
    The Minnesota House of Representatives has passed a bill that would gradually raise the threshold of wealth subject to State estate taxes over a three year period. Under current Minnesota law, estates worth more than $2 million are subject…
  • May 29

    Expecting An Inheritance? Depends On Country, Which Parent Legacy Is Coming From.

    Expecting An Inheritance? Depends On Country, Which Parent Legacy Is Coming From.
    A recent survey by HSBC has revealed interesting differences between attitudes of men and women when it comes to inheritance. The study found that women were more concerned about maintaining some assets to hand down to the next generation…
Rank this Week: 53

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/
  • May 29

    Eichensehr on Cyberwar & the Possibility of Regulation by International Law

    Eichensehr on Cyberwar & the Possibility of Regulation by International Law
    Kristen Eichensehr (UCLA School of Law) has posted Cyberwar & International Law Step Zero (50 Tex. Int'l L.J. 355 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: As part of a symposium on cyberwar, this invited contribution explores the challenges…
  • May 29

    Cohen on Moral Enhancement

    Cohen on Moral Enhancement
    I. Glenn Cohen (Harvard Law School) has posted This is Your Brain on Human Rights: Moral Enhancement and Human Rights (Law and Ethics of Human Rights, Vol 9, Issue 1, pp. 1-41 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: It...
  • May 29

    DeBoer on the Contraceptive Coverage Mandate

    DeBoer on the Contraceptive Coverage Mandate
    Michael John DeBoer (Faulkner University - Thomas Goode Jones School of Law) has posted Legislating Morality Progressively -- The Contraceptive Coverage Mandate, Religious Freedom, and Public Health Policy and Ethics (Journal of Law and…
Rank this Week: 50

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 18

    Steve Jobs and Collaboration: what lawyers can learn

    Steve Jobs and Collaboration: what lawyers can learn
    I make no secret of the fact that I have looked to Steve Jobs for ideas and inspiration.  I found this Fast Company article on the Evolution of Steve Jobs to be fascinating.  The discussion of his evolution as a collaborator was…
  • Mar 18

    A small step that makes clients’ lives easier

    A small step that makes clients’ lives easier
    Have you ever read an email and wondered to yourself, “what’s the point?” Then you get to the end and realize there is no point. Or the point is something totally different than what you thought. When this happens,…
Rank this Week: 52

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 51

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/
  • May 29

    Time to Resolve the Metadata Fight

    Time to Resolve the Metadata Fight
    Congress is playing brinksmanship again, this time over the national-security metadata collection program. Until the Second Circuit concluded that Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act did not authorize bulk metadata collection, it looked as if…
  • May 29

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    As Iraqi forces focus on driving ISIS out of Ramadi, two bombings rocked Baghdad yesterday, killing 15 and wounding 42 more. The Associated Press reports that the two car bombs detonated late Thursday night at two hotels in the capital city.…
  • May 29

    Where the Science is Taking Us in Cybersecurity

    Where the Science is Taking Us in Cybersecurity
    Science tends to take us places where policy cannot follow. Policy tends to take us places where science cannot follow. Yet neither science nor policy can be unmindful of the other. Here I will confine myself to six points where I see…
Rank this Week: 54

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • May 29

    Price Discrimination in Asymmetric Industries: Implications for Competition and Welfare

    Price Discrimination in Asymmetric Industries: Implications for Competition and Welfare
    Hinnerk Gnutzmann (Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) discusses Price Discrimination in Asymmetric Industries: Implications for Competition and Welfare. ABSTRACT: Price discrimination by consumer's purchase history is widely used in…
  • May 29

    EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE Workshop 5-6 JUNE 2015 Florence, Italy

    EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE Workshop 5-6 JUNE 2015 Florence, Italy
    20th Annual EU Competition Law and Policy Workshop What is a uniform application of EU competition law? ORGANIZED BY PHILIP LOWE, MEL MARQUIS and GIORGIO MONTI EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE DEPARTMENT OF LAW 5-6 JUNE 2015 Florence, Italy…
  • May 29

    Product Hopping: Can Patent Non-Use Be an Abuse of Dominant Market Position in Canada

    Product Hopping: Can Patent Non-Use Be an Abuse of Dominant Market Position in Canada
    James B. Musgrove, McMillan Peter E.J. Wells, C.S., McMillan Joshua Chad. McMillan and Devin Anderson, Freshfields ask Product Hopping: Can Patent Non-Use Be an Abuse of Dominant Market Position in Canada? ABSTRACT: In Europe and the United…
Rank this Week: 55

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • May 29

    European Association Of Tax Law Professors Annual Meeting

    European Association Of Tax Law Professors Annual Meeting
    U.S. Tax Prof presentations at today's European Association of Tax Law Professors Annual Meeting: Leandra Lederman (Indiana), Administrative Surcharges: Instruments of Cooperative Tax Compliance Regimes Stephen W. Mazza (Dean, Kansas),…
  • May 29

    Weekly Tax Roundup

    Weekly Tax Roundup
    Accounting Today, Howard Stern Airs Taxpayer Phone Call to IRS Neil Buchanan (George Washington), Comptroller v. Wynne: An Odd Remedy That Does Not Solve the Supposed Problem Neil Buchanan (George Washington), Interstate Trade Wars, Taxes,…
  • May 29

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup
    Above the Law, The Cruel Grading System Of Low-Ranked Law Schools Above the Law, Law Schools + The Internet = Embarrassing Screenshots Margaret Barry (Vermont), Jon Dubin (Rutgers) & Peter Joy (Washington University), Clinical Education…
Rank this Week: 56

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 57

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    Ford, patents, and Autoharvest

    Ford, patents, and Autoharvest
    The magazine Fortune notes that Ford's offer of patents in electric vehicle technology does not reflect a new IP strategy by Ford:In other words, Ford is not forging into new territory. Instead, the company’s decision signals a larger…
  • May 29

    Success of Butamax in using IPRs against Gevo

    Success of Butamax in using IPRs against Gevo
    Note the discussion of the success that Butamax has had against Gevo in IPR proceedings which appears in the postButamax Successfully Using IPR to Knock out Competitor Gevo’s Patents Note several earlier posts on IPBiz, including that…
  • May 29

    From Cedar Grove, NJ: US patent application 20150148720 titled Discreet Sexual Stimulation Apparatu

    From Cedar Grove, NJ: US patent application 20150148720 titled Discreet Sexual Stimulation Apparatu
    The abstract of US 20150148720:A device for discretely providing sexual stimulation, the device being in the form of a plush animal having a head portion, a body portion, at least one appendage wherein the head portion includes a face region…
Rank this Week: 63

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • May 24

    Jenis Ice Cream Had Troubles in 2008 Before Listeria Recall

    Jenis Ice Cream Had Troubles in 2008 Before Listeria Recall
    In 2008 the FDA inspected Jenis plant and found: Effective measures are not being taken to exclude pests from the processing areas. Failure to provide adequate screening or other protection against pests. Employees in contact with…
  • May 22

    Marler Clark Files Salmonella Lawsuit Against Don Antonio’

    Marler Clark Files Salmonella Lawsuit Against Don Antonio’
    Salmonella Outbreak: After dozens or more reports on Yelp of patrons contracting Salmonella poisoning at Don Antonio’s in Los Angeles, on March 25, 2015, environmental health staff at the County of Los Angeles Department of Public…
  • May 22

    Marler Clark to File Kenosha Salmonella Lawsuit Against Supermercado Los Corrale

    Marler Clark to File Kenosha Salmonella Lawsuit Against Supermercado Los Corrale
    The Kenosha County Division of Health continues to interview individuals with Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- gastrointestinal illness and exposure to Supermercado Los Corrales. As of this time, more than 60 ill persons have been identified. To…
Rank this Week: 61

Collection Development Blog

Collection Development Blog

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

http://obelix.lib.hku.hk/cdblog
  • May 5

    Silverchair Server Maintenance May 10th 2015

    Silverchair Server Maintenance May 10th 2015
    Silverchair Technical Operations is planning a scheduled maintenance on the LIVE (production) servers and services for the following sites and services:   Acland’s Anatomy.com BatesVisualGuide.com LWWHealthLibrary.com…
  • May 4

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (A)

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (A)
    Selected Law Journals: Table of Contents This list covers top ranked (A or A*) law journals selected from the ARC (Australian Research Council) ranked journal list and Asian law related journals of interest to the HKU community. Table of…
  • May 4

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (B)

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (B)
    Selected Law Journals: Table of Contents This list covers top ranked (A or A*) law journals selected from the ARC (Australian Research Council) ranked journal list and Asian law related journals of interest to the HKU community. Table of…
Rank this Week: 59

The Legal Blog.in

The Legal Blog.in

Covers Indian court decisions.

http://www.legalblog.in/
Rank this Week: 58

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: 60

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: 62

Guilford Centre Weblog

Guilford Centre Weblog

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

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

    A-Z List of Law Report

    A-Z List of Law Report
    Sometimes it’s hard to know where to look for a particular law report. Should you try Lexis or Westlaw or perhaps the law report you are searching for is only available in hard copy? Help is now at hand! Under the…
  • May 18

    Commercial awareness now as important and legal knowledge

    Commercial awareness now as important and legal knowledge
    to read the full article just sign in or register here:
  • May 18

    New books – May

    New books – May
    All the new Guildford and electronic books for May have now been added to the New Books Tab above.
Rank this Week: 65

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: 64

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • May 29

    Matthew Davis, Connor Lawrence, Two Others Injured in Car Accident in Cullman, AL

    Matthew Davis, Connor Lawrence, Two Others Injured in Car Accident in Cullman, AL
    Cullman, AL — Four high school students were injured in a car accident that took place in Cullman, Alabama, on Thursday, May 28, 2015. The accident took place on Highway 31. Police say that the wreck involved two cars. One was a white…
  • May 29

    Serious Injuries Reported at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art after Elevator Accident

    Serious Injuries Reported at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art after Elevator Accident
    San Francisco, CA — The news reports said that a worker at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art had to be rushed to a hospital early Friday morning (May 29, 2015) after he accidentally fell about 20 feet down an elevator shaft. The…
  • May 29

    Trench Collapse Hospitalizes Worker in Pittsburgh, PA

    Trench Collapse Hospitalizes Worker in Pittsburgh, PA
    Pittsburgh, PA — A worker was rushed to the hospital after being freed from a collapsed trench in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on in the Lawrenceville neighborhood on Thursday, May 28, 2015. The worker was stuck inside a trench dug 18 feet…
Rank this Week: 66

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • May 29

    Immigration Article of the Day: Asylum Discord: Disparities in Persecution Assessmentsby Scott Rempell

    Immigration Article of the Day: Asylum Discord: Disparities in Persecution Assessmentsby Scott Rempell
    Asylum Discord: Disparities in Persecution Assessments by Scott Rempell, South Texas College of Law May 29, 2015 Nevada Law Journal, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2014 Abstract: Asylum claims often hinge on applicants’ ability to prove that they suffered…
  • May 29

    Explaining Declining Mexican Migration

    Explaining Declining Mexican Migration
    Earlier this week, Jerry Markon of the Washington Post examines the recent decrease in undocumented Mexican migration to the United States and offers a variety of possibilities for the recent trends. U.S. government officials are quick to…
  • May 28

    More Law and Society Panels on Immigration and Citizenship

    More Law and Society Panels on Immigration and Citizenship
    As KJ blogged earlier, the annual Law & Society is happening now. There are many panels on immigration and citizenship. You can do a search here for panels. (Not sure these links will work but it's worth trying: click here...
Rank this Week: 67

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
  • May 28

    5 Great Novels About Privacy and Security

    5 Great Novels About Privacy and Security
    I am a lover of literature (I teach a class in law and literature), and I also love privacy and security, so I thought I’d list some of my favorite novels about privacy and security. I’m also trying to compile a more comprehensive…
  • May 28

    The Integrity of Clayton Homes and the Politics of “Investigative Journalism”

    The Integrity of Clayton Homes and the Politics of “Investigative Journalism”
    The following is adapted from “Berkshire’s Blemishes,” a working paper delineating the costs, rather than the vaunted benefits, of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway as a management model, including its…
  • May 28

    Berkshire Trivia Contest: Win $100 in Book

    Berkshire Trivia Contest: Win $100 in Book
    Ace the following quiz and win a $100 Amazon gift certificate (or, if you prefer, take $100 worth of my own books directly from me).  All answers may be found in Berkshire Beyond Buffett:  The Enduring Value of Values.  Feel…
Rank this Week: 68

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • May 22

    Mass. Court Officer Accused of Raping Female Prisoner

    Mass. Court Officer Accused of Raping Female Prisoner
    A Massachusetts court officer has been held on a $50,000 bail after he was accused of sexually assaulting a female prisoner on multiple occasions while escorting her through Lawrence District Court. Jose Martinez was arraigned at Essex…
  • May 5

    Motorcycle Organization Helps Abuse Victim

    Motorcycle Organization Helps Abuse Victim
    Nice piece about this motorcycle group helping childhood victims of sex abuse and assault.
  • May 2

    Wayland DPW foreman charged with raping child

    Wayland DPW foreman charged with raping child
    A foreman with the Wayland Department of Public Works is facing child rape charges for reportedly assaulting a girl several times beginning when she was 5 years old, the Middlesex district attorney's office said, as reported by the Boston…
Rank this Week: 69

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Mar 1

    Pausing

    Pausing
    There will be a temporary halt to new posts at Legal Informatics Blog until summer 2015, so that I can finish my dissertation. Many thanks for reading, and we’ll see you in a few months.Filed under: Algorithm
  • Feb 25

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie
    Molly K. Land of the University of Connecticut has posted Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologies, forthcoming in The Future of Human Rights Fact-Finding (Philip Alston…
  • Feb 25

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: Results, storify, links, and resource

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: Results, storify, links, and resource
    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin was held February 21-22, 2015 in Austin, Texas, USA. The event was organized by the Internet Bar Organization. Video describing the results and winners of the event is available at:…
Rank this Week: 70

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • May 29

    Title IX witch hunts in higher education

    Title IX witch hunts in higher education
    I post these tweets with some trepidation, as doing so could get me in big trouble with the Title IX cops at my employer, but all of us in higher education have an obligation to push back against the... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • May 29

    Donatiello and Pitt Propose "Protecting Shareholders From Activist Proxies"

    Donatiello and Pitt Propose "Protecting Shareholders From Activist Proxies"
    Actually, the WSJ headline is somewhat misleading. What Donatiello and Pitt actually address in their provocative op-ed is the influence of proxy advisory services ISS and Glass Lewis. They argue... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • May 29

    The WSJ pans proxy advisory services ISS and Glass Lewi

    The WSJ pans proxy advisory services ISS and Glass Lewi
    In an editorial, the WSJ today opined that proxy advisory services "have enjoyed far too much influence over companies they don’t own and been subject to far too little scrutiny given their potential... [[ This is a content summary…
Rank this Week: 73

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • May 29

    Improper Transfer Leads to Resident’s Death

    Improper Transfer Leads to Resident’s Death
    The StarTribune reported that a resident of Evergreen Terrace was neglected causing significant injuries.  The resident stumbled and broke a leg while being improperly lifted out of bed, then was left in the dining room for lunch…
  • May 28

    Family Confronts Sexual Predator

    Family Confronts Sexual Predator
    Weeping relatives of a mute 64-year-old woman sexually abused by a male aide at a Bronx nursing home labeled the creep as subhuman as he was sentenced last month to six months behind bars.  “He’s an animal. He preyed on my…
  • May 27

    “Race To The Bottom”

    “Race To The Bottom”
    The New York Times had an interesting article on the “cutthroat race for Medicare dollars” and how it affects quality of care. Nursing homes are now marketing to sicker people to get Medicare dollars.  At the same time,…
Rank this Week: 74

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • May 29

    Meet Batman’s New (Trademark) Nemesis: Rihanna

    Meet Batman’s New (Trademark) Nemesis: Rihanna
    After making (and remaking (and re-remaking)) movies, sequels, and prequels for nearly every comic book character in its library, it appears that DC Comics has finally found a new foe for its Batman franchise: music and fashion superstar…
  • May 28

    For Game of Thrones Beer, Quoth the RAVEN “Nevermore”

    For Game of Thrones Beer, Quoth the RAVEN “Nevermore”
    The HBO show “Game of Thrones” is a popular show for nerds and non-nerds alike.  And if you also happen to be a beer nerd, Brewery Ommegang has been making  a series of Game of Thrones-inspired beers in a collaboration…
  • May 27

    Trademark Bully Or Responsible Trademark Owner?

    Trademark Bully Or Responsible Trademark Owner?
    Travelers Cos., a large property-casualty insurer, sent a cease and desist letter to a small consulting firm in Anchorage, AK demanding that it stop using the image of an umbrella in connection with its business. Travelers has sent…
Rank this Week: 71

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • May 28

    SeaWorld's Chief Financial Officer Joins Carnival Cruise Line

    SeaWorld's Chief Financial Officer Joins Carnival Cruise Line
    A number of news sources report that SeaWorld's Chief Financial Officer (CFO), James Heaney, will be joining Carnival Cruise Line as CFO next month. Mr. Heaney worked at SeaWorld since 2011. As the movie Blackfish reveals, SeaWorld profits by…
  • May 26

    A Normal Weekend in Nassau

    A Normal Weekend in Nassau
    The Bahamas Weekly reports that four Florida residents wre arrested this weekend for possession of pot on a cruise ship moored in Nassau, Bahamas. The newspaper reports that the incident occurred on Sunday, May 24, 2015. The report says that…
  • May 25

    Did Royal Caribbean Dupe USPH Inspectors?

    Did Royal Caribbean Dupe USPH Inspectors?
    A former crew member posted photographs saying that the Liberty of the Seas hid equipment, pots, pans and other items from the galley during an USPH inspection last December. You can see photographs of the galley equipment hidden throughout…
Rank this Week: 76

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 72

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: 75

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library…

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library Blog

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

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

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk

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

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction

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

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction
    Last Tuesday I posted the information from four election map sites. I have posted at the end of this blog the information from today for those same sites. Not surprisingly, not one of the maps has gone completely unchanged.
Rank this Week: 77

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    Friday fantasie

    Friday fantasie
    Sun or snow, by AudreyForthcoming events. June is nearly upon us, with all the joys of summer (in the Northern Hemisphere) and winter (Down Under) that June can bring.  If you are hoping to share a little of that joy with fellow IP…
  • May 29

    IP aspects of busking (aka the street performer hoping for donations)

    IP aspects of busking (aka the street performer hoping for donations)
    If there were a competition for the worst saxophone player ever, this Kat would be a worthy candidate. Eight years of lessons and a summer at music camp did little to change the bitter reality that when I played the saxophone, it was the…
  • May 29

    Vin Rouge et Le Noir? NOVAL draws a Blanc in Battle of the Black

    Vin Rouge et Le Noir? NOVAL draws a Blanc in Battle of the Black
    QED for QNV. Case T 420/14 Wine in Black GmbH v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (OHIM), Quinta do Noval-Vinhos, SA is a 21 May decision of the General Court of the European Union in a…
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://blog.lipcon.com/
  • 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: 78

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • May 29

    Orange County District Attorney’s Office Tossed Off Murder Case

    Orange County District Attorney’s Office Tossed Off Murder Case
    Scott Sanders was just doing his job, as the Santa Ana assistant public defender representing accused mass murderer Scott Dekraai before Judge Thomas Goethals. But what he found not only compelled the judge to throw the entire friggin’…
  • May 29

    FIFA And The Long Arm Of The Law

    FIFA And The Long Arm Of The Law
    Unlike David Post, I’m a real American and couldn’t care less about soccer. Sure, I joined my high school’s inaugural junior varsity soccer team, but quit after a few weeks. Kicking was fun, but who knew there would be…
  • May 28

    Because They All Look Alike, Right?

    Because They All Look Alike, Right?
    Reading the Second Circuit’s affirmance of District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin’s suppression ruling in United States v. Watson, my initial thought was that it was a shame that Judge Barrington Parker wasn’t on…
Rank this Week: 83

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 80

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Covers common problems encountered by residents and their families aat nursing homes and assisted living facilities. By Jonathan Rosenfeld.

http://www.nursinghomesabuseblog.com/
  • May 26

    Why Sexual Abuse Happens In Nursing Home

    Why Sexual Abuse Happens In Nursing Home
    When we think about nursing home abuse, the first things that come to mind are incidents of neglect that lead to complications such as malnourishment, dehydration and bed sores. We don’t want to imagine the possibility that our loved…
  • May 20

    What Must Be Proven To Win A Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuit?

    What Must Be Proven To Win A Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuit?
    Nursing home neglect cases are considered medical malpractice lawsuits. Medical malpractice lawsuits are among the most difficult a lawyer will ever handle. A nursing home negligence case requires the patient, the “plaintiff,” to…
  • May 15

    Woman’s Death Highlights Risk of Financial Fraud for Elderly

    Woman’s Death Highlights Risk of Financial Fraud for Elderly
    The death of a woman last fall at Park Pointe Village retirement community in the Rock Hill area could have been prevented, representatives of the woman’s estate say in a lawsuit. The suit charges that the death of Pauline Cook, 82,…
Rank this Week: 82

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: 81

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: 84

On the Record

On the Record

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

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • May 29

    Some of Medicaid proposal already in place in Md.

    Some of Medicaid proposal already in place in Md.
    Maryland health officials and advocates say they’re still working through 650 pages of Medicaid regulations proposed Tuesday, but the state is already meeting some of the new requirements suggested by the federal government. The…
  • May 29

    Photos: Inside Baltimore’s new luxury hotel, The Ivy

    Photos: Inside Baltimore’s new luxury hotel, The Ivy
    Photos by Maximilian Franz / The Daily Record.
  • May 29

    Montgomery County updates jury managment system

    Montgomery County updates jury managment system
    It used to be, if you lived in Montgomery County, you would receive a form in the mail to determine if you were qualified to sit on a jury and then another form with the actual summons. Starting Monday, however, the jury process in Montgomery…
Rank this Week: 88

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/
  • May 29

    DOJ civil rights chief shaped by landmark TX litigation

    DOJ civil rights chief shaped by landmark TX litigation
    In the course of twenty years in Texas' criminal-justice reform movement, Grits has enjoyed the good fortune to work with a bevy of amazing women and, for whatever reason, only a handful of men operating at the same, high levels who for the…
  • May 28

    Forensic error roundup

    Forensic error roundup
    A few more tidbits on forensic science reform, Texas' junk science writ, new legislation clarifying its meaning, and the upcoming oral arguments next week rehearing Ex Parte Robbins.Maurice Chammah of the Marshall Project wrote a story about…
  • May 28

    Who killed Texas' 'ban-the-box' bill?

    Who killed Texas' 'ban-the-box' bill?
    After a promising start in the House, "ban the box" legislation - postponing questions about criminal history until later in the hiring process at state agencies - failed even to get a hearing on the senate side this year. Senate Natural…
Rank this Week: 86

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/
  • May 28

    The Basics of Paternity in Virginia

    The Basics of Paternity in Virginia
    Paternity is a father’s assumption of legal rights and responsibilities to a child. An established legal father of a child has a duty and obligation to support that child, as well as the right to petition the court for custody or…
  • May 21

    Virginia Court of Appeals: Same-Sex Couples Can Not Cohabit

    Virginia Court of Appeals: Same-Sex Couples Can Not Cohabit
    In an unpublished opinion issued on April 21, 2015, the Virginia Court of Appeals upheld the ruling of a trial court that same-sex couples cannot cohabit under Virginia law. The case, Lutrell v. Cucco, might prove to be very important in…
  • May 19

    Four Advantages of the Mediation Proce

    Four Advantages of the Mediation Proce
    So you’re open to reaching a fair divorce settlement with your spouse, but you don’t have confidence that the two of you (with or without your attorneys) can make lasting progress around a conference table. In that setting,…
Rank this Week: 85

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

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

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticeattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 90

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Helps women navigate the intricacies of divorce and save money along the way. By Helene Taylor.

http://heleneltaylor.com/blog/
  • Apr 26

    California divorce service

    California divorce service
    I make California divorce services including legal consulting, coaching, strategizing and advice available for smart, successful men and women. As needed, without long term commitments or high retainers, over the telephone or video chat, I…
  • Apr 16

    Our day at the beach

    Our day at the beach
    The post Our day at the beach appeared first on Helene L Taylor, Esq.
  • Apr 3

    Thinking about divorce

    Thinking about divorce
    If you’re thinking about divorce you want and need sound information about: Your present circumstances Family laws governing your marriage and possible divorce Your options. Sound information can give you a better picture of your life…
Rank this Week: 87

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 89