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InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    It's a dog eat dog (insurance) world

    It's a dog eat dog (insurance) world
    It was marginally amusing when Baxter Smith was successfully enrolled in an ObamaPlan. After all, the 14-year-old Yorkie was simply an innocent bystander:"Smith ... had to sign up for coverage through the state exchange because his health…
  • Sep 16

    Life is short...

    Life is short...
    About two years ago, we took a gander at the cost of end-of-life-care:"$33,382 for one hospital stay. $43,711 for the next. And a final $14,022 for the last three days of life. This is the cost of dying in America"One imagines that these…
  • Sep 15

    If you like your plan...Well, too bad, so sad

    If you like your plan...Well, too bad, so sad
    Alert reader Jeff M sends along this timely reminder of the upheaval the ObamaTax has had on those most vulnerable:"Two of Pattie Curran’s three sons have rare bone marrow failure syndrome combined with a secondary mitochondrial disease…
Rank this Week: 43

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
Rank this Week: 66

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Sep 16

    America's Prison Population

    America's Prison Population
    The U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics report, Prisoners in 2013, is available in Adobe .pdf format. The New York Times posts, "Number of Prisoners in U.S. Grew Slightly in 2013, Report Finds," by Erik Eckholm. Breaking…
  • Sep 16

    Conservatives Push Repeal in North Carolina

    Conservatives Push Repeal in North Carolina
    "NC conservative group wants death penalty reviewed," is the AP report, via WRAL-TV. Some North Carolina political conservatives want state lawmakers to consider whether to replace the death penalty with life in prison without parole due to…
  • Sep 16

    In Wyoming

    In Wyoming
    WyoFile posts a column by Kerry Drake, "Death penalty opponents are making gains in Wyoming." Here are several excerpts: The idea someone whose punishment is sitting in a prison cell for the rest of his life may have it worse...
Rank this Week: 50

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Sep 16

    Mandatory immunization is the best policy option

    Mandatory immunization is the best policy option
    Last week I delivered a seminar at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law where I argued that governments accross Canada should enact and implement mandatory immunization for all childhood infectious diseases where there is overwhelming…
  • Sep 16

    Stupid Interview Question

    Stupid Interview Question
    Tired of stupid interview questions? You know the ones, like "what is your weakness?" or "why should we hire you?", then tire no more. Linkedin has the answers here.
  • Sep 16

    Developments in the bar

    Developments in the bar
    Two recent stories caught my eye with respect to lawyers and lawyering: 1. Law firms wanting to do business with Xerox will have be a diverse in their workforce. Yup, more global firms are also doing this. As Alberta becomes...
Rank this Week: 855

Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

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

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    Who is the Prescriber?

    Who is the Prescriber?
    You’ve no doubt heard that hard cases make bad law.  But sometimes hard cases make no law.  That is, the judge decides not to decide, because deciding seems too difficult.  We would have thought that ‘deciding…
  • Sep 15

    Important FOIA Decision

    Important FOIA Decision
    We don’t normally follow Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) decisions, but Public Citizen v. U.S. Dep’t of Health and Human Services, ___ F. Supp.2d ___, 2014 WL 4388062 (D.D.C. Sept. 5, 2014), falls more or less in…
  • Sep 12

    A Foregone Conclusion On A Runaway Verdict

    A Foregone Conclusion On A Runaway Verdict
                From our ivory tower in the kingdom of blogdom, we track cases and litigations from afar, peeking in on them from decisions rendered at specific points in time. …
Rank this Week: 224

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Sep 16

    Disbursements and “Purchasing the Cadillac When the Buick Will Do”

    Disbursements and “Purchasing the Cadillac When the Buick Will Do”
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Victoria Registry, upholding a finding that expert reports from a treating physiotherapist were an unnecessary luxury in a personal injury prosecution. In today’s case…
  • Sep 15

    Mitigation of Damages – “The Law Does Not Encourage Indolence”

    Mitigation of Damages – “The Law Does Not Encourage Indolence”
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, reducing a Plaintiff’s pain and suffering award by 20% for failure to take reasonable steps to mitigate damages. In today’s case (Rasmussen v.…
  • Sep 12

    Speculation No Reason for Second Defence Medical Exam

    Speculation No Reason for Second Defence Medical Exam
    Reasons for judgement were released recently by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, confirming that a second Court ordered defense medical exam is inappropriate solely in anticipation of an event which may not occur. In the recent case…
Rank this Week: 466

Second Circuit Blog

Second Circuit Blog

Feature case summaries and commentary by the Federal Defenders office in New York City.

http://circuit2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 536

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Features news and views from Ernester, the Hofstra School of Law Deane Law Library Virtual Cat.

http://deanelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    Blexlaw Training at Hofstra Law

    Blexlaw Training at Hofstra Law
    Are you a 2L/3L/LLM who wants an advanced training session on Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law or WestlawNext? Maybe a 1L who needs a makeup session or a more in-depth electronic database training before the Spring semester begins?No problem!…
  • Sep 15

    U.S. Law Week (BNA)

    U.S. Law Week (BNA)
    The U.S. Law Week (BNA) is a weekly publication providing highlights, summary and analysis of federal and state case law; and legislative and regulatory developments.  It has long been a go-to source for current awareness.  It is…
  • Sep 14

    Online Resources: Privacy & Data Security Law Resource Center (BNA)

    Online Resources: Privacy & Data Security Law Resource Center (BNA)
    If you are interested in a multi-source library that provides privacy and data security laws, developments, news, expert analysis, case law, practice tools, and more, then take a look at BNA's Privacy & Data Security Law Resource…
Rank this Week: 747

New Jersey Senate Republicans

New Jersey Senate Republicans

Provides legislative support to teh Republican senators in the Legislature of the State of New Jersey.

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=Rr9IF0xl3RGXd835_w6H4A
  • Sep 16

    O’Toole Calls on PVWC to Immediately Halt Garret Mountain Project; Schedules Stakeholder Meeting

    O’Toole Calls on PVWC to Immediately Halt Garret Mountain Project; Schedules Stakeholder Meeting
    Senator Kevin O’Toole (R-Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic) calls on the Passaic Valley Water Commission to immediately halt its planned $135 million Garret Mountain reservoir project that stands to impact people’s drinking water,…
  • Sep 16

    Allen Legislation Facilitating Donations to Local Libraries Signed Into Law

    Allen Legislation Facilitating Donations to Local Libraries Signed Into Law
    Legislation sponsored by Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) to facilitate charitable contributions for county and municipal libraries has been signed into law by Governor Christie. Senator Allen’s bipartisan legislation, S1803, gives…
  • Sep 15

    Beck, Allen, Addiego: Goodell Must Be Fired; Urge NFL Owners in NJ to Lead

    Beck, Allen, Addiego: Goodell Must Be Fired; Urge NFL Owners in NJ to Lead
    New Jersey Senators Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth), Diane Allen (R-Burlington) and Dawn Addiego (R-Burlington) issued the following statement urging NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to resign or be fired by league ownership: “Roger Goodell…
Rank this Week: 481

Fort Worth Injury Attorney Blog

Fort Worth Injury Attorney Blog

Features accident news, traffic laws, and personal injury verdicts and settlements. By William K. Berenson.

http://www.fortworthinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Distracted Driving Causes Buses To Crash In South Dallas?

    Distracted Driving Causes Buses To Crash In South Dallas?
    What the hell is going on out there? On Sunday a lot of people were injured when two Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) buses collided. According to a report by CBS DFW, around 11:00 in the morning near the intersection of Ledbetter Drive and…
  • Sep 12

    Here's One Of The Top Five Lawyer Blogs in Texas This Week

    Here's One Of The Top Five Lawyer Blogs in Texas This Week
    We just received an email from the State Bar of Texas that we wanted to share. The State Bar publishes several hundred blogs from law firms every day and it just started a top ten list today. Our posts have very nicely been published on the…
  • Sep 12

    Playing Fugitive Game, 15 Year Old Gets Hit By Car In Fort Worth

    Playing Fugitive Game, 15 Year Old Gets Hit By Car In Fort Worth
    Isn't life already dangerous enough? Or is that boring? Now our teens are playing a game where they have to dart across dark streets late at night to have fun? About midnight Friday night, a 15-year-old young woman had to be rushed to the…
Rank this Week: 425

Florida Personal Injury Lawyers…

Florida Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers car accidents and road safety. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridapersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    2 Seriously Injured in Small Plane Crash in Downtown St. Pete

    2 Seriously Injured in Small Plane Crash in Downtown St. Pete
    Two people were seriously injured Monday morning after a small plane crash-landed at Vinoy Park in downtown St. Petersburg. A Piper PA-28 single-engine plane on its way to Albert Whitted Airport crashed at the park around 10:30 a.m. The plane…
  • Sep 5

    Child Passenger Safety Week: September 14-20

    Child Passenger Safety Week: September 14-20
    The leading cause of death in children between the ages of one and 13 is auto accidents. In an effort to raise awareness about these tragedies and further educate people about keeping children safe in motor vehicles, the National Highways…
  • Aug 29

    Labor Day Weekend Tip: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

    Labor Day Weekend Tip: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently issued a press release notifying motorists to drive sober for the upcoming Labor Day weekend and all year long. The 2014 campaign is focused…
Rank this Week: 514

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Manatee Man Arrested for Allegedly Attempting to Have Sex with Kids through Craigslist

    Manatee Man Arrested for Allegedly Attempting to Have Sex with Kids through Craigslist
    Federal authorities arrested a 67-year-old Manatee County man they allege used Craigslist to try to set arrange a sexual encounter with a 10-year-old girl. According to the Department of Justice, an FBI special agent found an advertisement in…
  • Sep 11

    19-Year-Old Man Accused of Raping 5-Year-Old Girl in Inverne

    19-Year-Old Man Accused of Raping 5-Year-Old Girl in Inverne
    A 19-year-old man with a self-described meth problem was arrested Monday and charged with raping a 5-year-old girl. The child is apparently the daughter of a woman with whom he is acquainted. Investigators claim the man, who is described as a…
  • Sep 9

    Clermont Drug Bust Results in Charges Against 74 Suspected Dealer

    Clermont Drug Bust Results in Charges Against 74 Suspected Dealer
    A ring of 74 suspected drug dealers allegedly infiltrating Lake County with cocaine, heroin and prescription pills have been charged with various drug-related charges. These arrests come after a four-month undercover investigation where the…
Rank this Week: 906

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
  • Sep 16

    Alibaba’s Governance Risk

    Alibaba’s Governance Risk
    Editor's Note: Lucian Bebchuk is William J. Friedman and Alicia Townsend Friedman Professor of Law, Economics, and Finance and Director of the Program on Corporate Governance, Harvard Law School. Wall Street is eagerly watching what is…
  • Sep 16

    The Legal and Practical Implications of Retroactive Legislation Targeting Inversion

    The Legal and Practical Implications of Retroactive Legislation Targeting Inversion
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Jason M. Halper, partner in the Securities Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement Practice Group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, and is based on an Orrick publication authored by…
  • Sep 16

    Measuring Price Impact with Investors’ Forward-Looking Information

    Measuring Price Impact with Investors’ Forward-Looking Information
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Aaron Dolgoff and Tiago Duarte-Silva, both of Charles River Associates. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of Charles River Associates. The recent Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 64

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

Covers China law, business and economics. By Stan Abrams.

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Sep 16

    Academics Get Caught Up in Debate Over China’s Int…

    Academics Get Caught Up in Debate Over China’s Int…
    Academics Get Caught Up in Debate Over China’s Interest Rates | Wall Street Journal on.wsj.com/1qbJEgX © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Sep 16

    China’s Environmental Awakening | New York Times h…

    China’s Environmental Awakening | New York Times h…
    China’s Environmental Awakening | New York Times nyti.ms/XcmZdq © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Sep 16

    And Now China FDI Takes a Breather | Wall Street J…

    And Now China FDI Takes a Breather | Wall Street J…
    And Now China FDI Takes a Breather | Wall Street Journal on.wsj.com/1ybwbjB © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
Rank this Week: 321

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

Covers Indian law and politics. By the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law.

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 253

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/
  • Sep 16

    Gubernatorial Post-Conviction Relief and Immigration

    Gubernatorial Post-Conviction Relief and Immigration
    As I detailed in Chaidez Case Limits The Reach Of Padilla and Post-Conviction Relief And Immigration Consequences, the area of post-conviction relief is a hot topic for non-citizens living in the U.S. Generally speaking, post-conviction…
  • Sep 11

    Cooling Hot-Button School-Related Co-Parenting Issue

    Cooling Hot-Button School-Related Co-Parenting Issue
    As the calendar turns to September and football season begins anew, children all over the country have returned to school. For them, the carefree days of summer give way to the structured rigors of academic pursuits. But their parents may…
  • Sep 10

    When Are State Crimes Aggravated Felonies for Deportation?

    When Are State Crimes Aggravated Felonies for Deportation?
    The words “aggravated felony” can be overwhelming to see if you are in removal (deportation) proceedings. Aggravated felony is an immigration term used to reference a particular type of state or federal crime. Although the word…
Rank this Week: 216

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    Hedge funds: Lousy returns and dumped by CalPERS. What does that say about shareholder activism?

    Hedge funds: Lousy returns and dumped by CalPERS. What does that say about shareholder activism?
    The NYT reports that: The California Public Employees’ Retirement System, the nation’s largest pension fund, will eliminate all of its hedge fund investments over the next year on concerns that... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Sep 15

    "Robert Griffin III and the Sunk Cost Fallacy"

    "Robert Griffin III and the Sunk Cost Fallacy"
    Neil Irwin: ... economic theory says we should make decisions based only on the costs and benefits that a course of action has in the future, not on “sunk costs,” which we’ll never get back. When you... [[ This is a content…
  • Sep 15

    NFL Mess Tweet of the Day

    NFL Mess Tweet of the Day
    Backing for Condoleezza Rice to take over scandal hit NFL http://t.co/YBBElkUGvL Time for @nflcommish to step down and let Condi run it — Stephen Bainbridge (@ProfBainbridge) September 15, 2014 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 145

taxgirl

taxgirl

Covers corporate, non-profit, estates, individual or international taxes. By Kelly Erb.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Sep 16

    Back To School 2014: Health Insurance Premiums As Benefits And Deduction

    Back To School 2014: Health Insurance Premiums As Benefits And Deduction
    Do you pay for your own health care insurance? If so, it may be deductible on your federal income tax return. If you're lucky enough to have your health care insurance paid for by your employer, that's tax beneficial, too: health insurance…
  • Sep 16

    Back To School 2014: Deducting The Cost Of Playing Sport

    Back To School 2014: Deducting The Cost Of Playing Sport
    There are a lot of benefits to playing team sports but the costs of doing so can be a real challenge. Are there any tax breaks available for playing sports? With a little creativity, you may be able carve out some tax deductions and/or tax…
  • Sep 15

    U.S. Ranks Near The Bottom For Tax Competitiveness: We’re #32!

    U.S. Ranks Near The Bottom For Tax Competitiveness: We’re #32!
    The Tax Foundation released its report today ranking the 34 OECD countries in terms of tax policy. Where did the United States rank? Here's a hint: Not in the top 31.
Rank this Week: 302

Article 3

Article 3

Covers politics, society and current news. By Charley Moore.

http://www.article-3.com/
  • Sep 16

    Weight Loss Advice Is Hard To Stomach

    Weight Loss Advice Is Hard To Stomach
    Science. It can help us see back to the first nano-seconds of the birth of the universe 14 billion years ago. It has let us peer into the quantum depths of the sub-atomic world. It has enabled us to unleash the power of the atom both for good…
  • Sep 16

    Two Years From 2016: Is Hillary Stoppable?

    Two Years From 2016: Is Hillary Stoppable?
    As we pointed out last fall, 1100 days before Election Day, the fight for the presidency in 2016 was already well underway. Now, as we enter the final weeks of the midterm election fight, the 2016 nomination battle–now already a couple…
  • Sep 15

    Why American Media Outlets Should Open There Eye

    Why American Media Outlets Should Open There Eye
    American media outlets seem to prefer squinting to, pardon the trite expression, keeping their eyes peeled. What’s going on in the world right now? ISIS and Ukraine with plot lines as simplistic as a Michael Bay film. We good. They bad.…
Rank this Week: 736

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

Focuses on issues and the differences in how the law relates to economic organizations, political organizations, religious, ethnic and family organizations. By Penn State Dickinson School of Law Professor Larry Catá Backer.

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 671

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Sep 16

    Standard Setting, Intellectual Property Rights, and the Role of Antitrust in Regulating Incomplete Contract

    Standard Setting, Intellectual Property Rights, and the Role of Antitrust in Regulating Incomplete Contract
    Joanna Tsai, Federal Trade Commission and Joshua D. Wright, Federal Trade Commission; George Mason University School of Law discuss Standard Setting, Intellectual Property Rights, and the Role of Antitrust in Regulating Incomplete Contracts.…
  • Sep 16

    Variety, Mergers, and Consumer Well-Being: Towards a Capability Approach to Merger Law

    Variety, Mergers, and Consumer Well-Being: Towards a Capability Approach to Merger Law
    Jennifer E. Sturiale, Georgetown University Law Center discusses Variety, Mergers, and Consumer Well-Being: Towards a Capability Approach to Merger Law. ABSTRACT: Revisions incorporated into the Horizontal Merger Guidelines in 2010 claim that…
  • Sep 16

    Nonlinear Pricing and Exclusion: I. Buyer Opportunism

    Nonlinear Pricing and Exclusion: I. Buyer Opportunism
    Philippe Chone, National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) - Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST) and Laurent Linnemer, National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) - Laboratory of…
Rank this Week: 35

Be BARBRI Ready

Be BARBRI Ready

Covers bar exams. By BARBRI.

http://www.barexambrief.com/
  • Sep 16

    #The2Llife: Missing the Forest for the Tree

    #The2Llife: Missing the Forest for the Tree
    GUEST BLOG By Harrison Thorne 2L at UCLA School of Law Law school is very hard. There is more reading than you think possible, and nobody gives you concrete feedback. During my first year, it was fairly common for me to oscillate between…
  • Sep 15

    #The1Llife: Staying Sane by Incorporating Enjoyable Thing

    #The1Llife: Staying Sane by Incorporating Enjoyable Thing
    GUEST BLOG By Lauren Rose, 1L at the University of Detroit Mercy As I’m approaching my fourth week of law school (but who’s counting, right?), the value of making time for things I enjoy has become increasingly important. Spending…
  • Sep 11

    #The3Llife: Reach Out

    #The3Llife: Reach Out
    GUEST BLOG By Shaun Sanders, 3L at Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law One of the things that puzzles me most about being a 3L is how relatively rare it is to be hit up by 1L’s for help/notes. I have never been…
Rank this Week: 965

Labor Immigration Law

Labor Immigration Law

Features United States labor immigration law news and analysis. By the Capitol Immigration Law Group LLC.

http://www.laborimmigration.com
Rank this Week: 248

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers battery, drug crimes, firearm offenses and DWI. By Kathleen M. McCarthy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Can I Blow A False Positive On A Breathalyzer?

    Can I Blow A False Positive On A Breathalyzer?
    The emphatic answer to this question is YES! There are numerous substances that can cause a person to blow a false positive on a breathalyzer test. The problem is that even if you have not been drinking, and you blow a false, you will still…
  • Sep 15

    When Police Come Knocking: A Look at Massachusetts Search Warrant

    When Police Come Knocking: A Look at Massachusetts Search Warrant
    Search Warrants Must Meet Certain Requirements Citizens are protected from unlawful search of their homes, person, vehicles and other property unless a law enforcement officer has obtained a valid search warrant and has probable cause to…
  • Sep 9

    Massachusetts Heroin Drug Charge

    Massachusetts Heroin Drug Charge
    Heroin is considered a class “A” substance in Massachusetts because it is a highly addictive controlled substance. It is commonly referred to as dope,  and sometimes by its color, such as brown, or black tar heroin. Once…
Rank this Week: 386

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 602

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/
  • Sep 16

    Florida Remains Cruise Ship Lawsuit Capital of the World

    Florida Remains Cruise Ship Lawsuit Capital of the World
    According to the Cruise Line International Association (CLIA), more cruise passengers have sailed in Florida and around the world than ever before. Last year, the number of passengers taking cruises on North American cruise lines increased…
  • Sep 15

    Measles On Alaska-Bound Cruise Ship

    Measles On Alaska-Bound Cruise Ship
    According to Alaska Business Monday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Anchorage Quarantine Station notified the Alaska Section of Epidemiology on September 11, 2014 of a "suspected measles (rubeola) case associated…
  • Sep 15

    Cruise Safety: Be Prepared Before Things Go Wrong (Via Travel Channel)

    Cruise Safety: Be Prepared Before Things Go Wrong (Via Travel Channel)
    The Travel Channel just posted a cruise safety video as part of it's Travel 911 series (be prepared before things go wrong on a cruise ship). Its a very friendly sounding video that says that there's nothing better than a cruise, but bad…
Rank this Week: 267

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Sep 16

    “Good Time” in Washington: A Model for Wisconsin?

    “Good Time” in Washington: A Model for Wisconsin?
    In an earlier post, I argued that Wisconsin should consider reinstituting “good time” for prisoners, that is, credits toward accelerated release that can be earned based on good behavior.  An established program that…
  • Sep 15

    7th Circuit Affirms District Court Ruling Invalidating Wisconsin’s Marriage Amendment

    7th Circuit Affirms District Court Ruling Invalidating Wisconsin’s Marriage Amendment
    Judge Richard Posner minces no words. In an opinion dated September 4, Judge Posner wrote for a unanimous 7th Circuit panel, affirming the Wisconsin district court’s decision invalidating Wisconsin’s so-called marriage amendment.…
  • Sep 15

    “I Want to Make Sure I Don’t Educate Monsters”

    “I Want to Make Sure I Don’t Educate Monsters”
    During an “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” discussion at Eckstein Hall on Sept. 11, Michael Berenbaum, a prominent scholar of the Nazi Holocaust, described the Wannsee Conference held near Berlin on Jan. 20, 1942, when 15 leaders…
Rank this Week: 763

Switchboard

Switchboard

Covers global warming, energy and climate issues, pollution and oil dependence. From the Natural Resources Defense Council.

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
  • Sep 16

    The future of fires: what's missing from the SCC?

    The future of fires: what's missing from the SCC?
    Laurie Johnson, Chief Economist, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, DC:  This blog was originally published at the Cost of Carbon Pollution project here. The 2014 wildfire season is not yet over, but in some…
  • Sep 16

    An Unprecedented Opportunity to Protect Two-Thirds of the World's Ocean

    An Unprecedented Opportunity to Protect Two-Thirds of the World's Ocean
    Frances Beinecke, President of NRDC, New York City: I started working to protect the oceans soon after I joined NRDC four decades ago. Over the years, I have witnessed devastating setbacks like the Exxon Valdez and BP oil…
  • Sep 16

    National Association of Manufacturers: Thin Air

    National Association of Manufacturers: Thin Air
    Laurie Johnson, Chief Economist, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, DC: The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) published a report last week showing a purported cost of $2 trillion per year to the economy…
Rank this Week: 708

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

Covers legal news. From the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Sep 16

    No court martial for nurse who refused Guantanamo force-feeding

    No court martial for nurse who refused Guantanamo force-feeding
    [JURIST] A nurse who refused to force feed hunger strikers at the Guantanamo detention center [JURIST backgrounder] will not be court-martialed. Navy Captain Maureen Pennington, the nurse's commander, chose not to court-martial but…
  • Sep 16

    Germany man charged in more than 300,000 Auschwitz murder

    Germany man charged in more than 300,000 Auschwitz murder
    [JURIST] German prosecutors on Monday charged a 93-year-old former Waffen SS volunteer with aiding in the murder of at least 300,000 people during his time as a volunteer at Auschwitz. The man is accused of helping collect money stolen from…
  • Sep 16

    Ukraine ratifies agreement with EU, grants autonomy to eastern region

    Ukraine ratifies agreement with EU, grants autonomy to eastern region
    [JURIST] Ukraine's parliament [official website] on Tuesday ratified [press release] an association agreement [text] between Ukraine [BBC backgrounder] and the EU, furthering its goal of reforming the country according to European standards…
Rank this Week: 12

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

Covers campaign finance, lobbying, procurement and ethics laws. By State and Federal Communications, Inc.

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
Rank this Week: 623

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

Devoted to the civil litigators of South Florida, their goings and doings, their peculiarities and personalities, all done with humor, love, jealousy, snark and just a little bit of class.

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    Since The Day Has Already Gone To Pot...

    Since The Day Has Already Gone To Pot...
    This excellent editorial addresses one of the issues brought up in the previous thread.In a column printed Wednesday in the Tampa Bay Times, seven former justices rehashed arguments that opponents previously lost in court: "Voters are led to…
  • Sep 16

    L-L-Lies: Debunking The No On 2 Campaign

    L-L-Lies: Debunking The No On 2 Campaign
    I like democracy. With good information voters can make good decisions. Conversely, with bad information voters cannot make good decisions.I just spent an afternoon listening to a powerpoint presentation put together by the Florida Sheriffs…
  • Sep 15

    SFL Monday -- Happy Happy Joy Joy!

    SFL Monday -- Happy Happy Joy Joy!
    Hi there, did you enjoy your abuse-filled, concussively violent sports weekend (except for the Fins,who played like wusses)?1.  Steve Siff going to jail for 13 months(!).2.  Judge Silverman robbed at gunpoint.3.  Constitution…
Rank this Week: 276

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Covers divorce, child support, child custody, alimony, equitable property distribution, father's rights, mother's rights, family law, and laws on divorce. By James Gross.

http://mddivorcelawyers.com/legalcrier
  • Sep 16

    Doctor Loses License for Failure to Pay Child Support

    Doctor Loses License for Failure to Pay Child Support
    The Maryland Board of Physicians has suspended the medical license of Rockville eye surgeon, Michael Duplessie, for failure to pay child support. Duplessie, however, has left the country and opened an office in Kuwait. Duplessie owes more…
  • Sep 11

    Husband Jailed for Hiding Assets in Divorce

    Husband Jailed for Hiding Assets in Divorce
    Promising that his wife would not get anything from him in his divorce, including child support, Steven K. Zinnel, 50, of California, filed bankruptcy in 2005.  He also asked the FBI to investigate his wife. That backfired when…
  • Sep 9

    Honey Maid Ad Targets Blended Familie

    Honey Maid Ad Targets Blended Familie
    Honey Maid, which makes those delicious graham-crackers is celebrating families that have been reconfigured by divorce. The company’s new advertising campaign is intended to send a message that: “Just because a family has broken…
Rank this Week: 966

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 174

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 213

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

Covers the many flavors of appellate issues and law. By Dorothy Easley.

http://appellategourmetappealsinflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 456

Microjuris al Día

Microjuris al Día

Covers news, events and resources for the legal community in Puerto Rico.

http://aldia.microjuris.com/
  • Sep 16

    Acciones disciplinarias en el trabajo

    Acciones disciplinarias en el trabajo
    DESCRIPCIÓN Este curso tendrá el propósito de mantener informado y preparado al abogado y abogada en cuanto las acciones disciplinarias en el empleo y la normativa vigente aplicable. COLABORADORA Lcda. Irlanda Ruiz…
  • Sep 16

    Feria de empleo de programas de verano en la Inter Derecho

    Feria de empleo de programas de verano en la Inter Derecho
    La Oficina de Ubicación de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico invita a sus estudiantes de derecho a la Feria de Empleo para Programas de Verano. Esta actividad es exclusivamente para estudiantes de…
  • Sep 16

    Cambios en requisitos para empresas de reciclaje de equipos y componentes electrónico

    Cambios en requisitos para empresas de reciclaje de equipos y componentes electrónico
    Descargar documento: Enmienda la Ley de Reciclaje y Disposición de Equipos Electrónicos. Dispone que la Junta de Calidad Ambiental sustituya el requisito de certificación del estándar “e-Stewards” para…
Rank this Week: 930

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 326

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    Seventh Circuit vacates $100 million punitive damages award against ConAgra

    Seventh Circuit vacates $100 million punitive damages award against ConAgra
    In 2012 we reported on a $100 million punitive damages award against ConAgra Foods, Inc. arising out of a fire in a grain elevator.  According to Reuters, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has reversed that punitive…
  • Sep 15

    New Mexico jury awards $65 million in punitive damages; Texas jury awards $15 million

    New Mexico jury awards $65 million in punitive damages; Texas jury awards $15 million
    I'm catching up on punitive damages news after being out of the office last week.  While I was out, the AP reported that a jury in New Mexico awarded $2.3 million in compensatory damages and $65 million in punitive damages in a lawsuit…
  • Sep 15

    Missouri Supreme Court strikes down punitive damages cap as unconstitutional

    Missouri Supreme Court strikes down punitive damages cap as unconstitutional
    Last week, Missouri's high court issued a unanimous published opinion holding that a statutory cap on punitive damages violates the Missouri Constitution. The statute in question provides that a punitive damages award against a single…
Rank this Week: 104

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Covers sex crime laws and cases. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • Sep 16

    Tennessee Truck Driver Charged with Kalamazoo Woman’s Rape at Knifepoint

    Tennessee Truck Driver Charged with Kalamazoo Woman’s Rape at Knifepoint
    On September 9th, 57-year-old Calvin Ray Kelly was charged in the rape of a woman in Kalamazoo at knifepoint, according to news reports at Mlive.com. Kelly was officially charged with one count each of attempted first-degree criminal sexual…
  • Sep 11

    Retired Flint Police Sgt. Faces Numerous Sexual Assault Charge

    Retired Flint Police Sgt. Faces Numerous Sexual Assault Charge
    On Friday, September 5, retired Flint Police Sgt. Lawrence Woods was arraigned on 16 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Since that time, two more individuals have come forward with similar allegations, according to a news article…
  • Sep 8

    Kent City Man Charged with Sexual Assault of Young Girl

    Kent City Man Charged with Sexual Assault of Young Girl
    In late July, a 38-year-old Kent City man was charged with first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 9-year-old girl, according to a news article at Mlive.com. David Harold Fricke waived his…
Rank this Week: 585

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Michigan DUI, drug and violent crime defense. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Pasco Man’s Murder Conviction Upheld by Washington State Court of Appeal

    Pasco Man’s Murder Conviction Upheld by Washington State Court of Appeal
    In February of 2012, Gregorio Luna Luna of Pasco was convicted of aggravated first-degree murder in the death of Griselda Ocampo Meza, the mother of Luna Luna’s child. According to a news article at the Tri-City Herald, the defendant…
  • Sep 15

    Trafficking Narcotics Results in 20 Year Prison Term for Detroit Man

    Trafficking Narcotics Results in 20 Year Prison Term for Detroit Man
    In April of this year, 44-year-old Steven Duane Dent was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn to 20 years in federal prison for his role in trafficking narcotics, specifically cocaine and heroin, according to a recent announcement by…
  • Sep 15

    Deadly Wrong-way Crash Near Grand Rapids Caused by Drunk Driver According to MSP

    Deadly Wrong-way Crash Near Grand Rapids Caused by Drunk Driver According to MSP
    On Sunday morning September 14, one person was killed in a deadly wrong-way crash on I-96, according to Wood TV. The accident occurred at about 3 in the morning when a woman driving a minivan was going east in the westbound lanes of the…
Rank this Week: 607

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

Covers consumer bankruptcy laws in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. By Doug Beaton.

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • Sep 16

    Debt collectors know when to pounce on you — how one does it

    Debt collectors know when to pounce on you — how one does it
    One of the nation’s largest debt collectors,Portfolio Recovery Associates, has been in the news lately, and this article exposes a hard truth about the collections system: Debt collectors know when your finances improve. Because debt…
  • Aug 26

    Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy just got a little easier

    Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy just got a little easier
    Here’s a little bit of good news for people who have filed for bankruptcy, but are wishing they could buy a property again. As of July 29, 2014, Fannie Mae has relaxed its rules for qualifying for a mortgage with a bankruptcy on your…
  • May 21

    Letter presses administration on student loan bankruptcy standard

    Letter presses administration on student loan bankruptcy standard
    As of May 16th, 2014 there has been a new development, a bit of a surprising twist, you might say, in the saga of student loan collections. Seven Democratic congressmen (including Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts) have sent an open…
Rank this Week: 754

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Sep 16

    Can RCMP pass criminal case info to law firm for civil action?

    Can RCMP pass criminal case info to law firm for civil action?
    The Superior Court of Justice has granted leave to appeal in a case that considered whether law enforcement can hand over information from a criminal case to a law firm acting in a civil action.In Massa v. Sualim Justice Thomas Lederer looked…
  • Sep 16

    News Roundup - September 16, 2014

    News Roundup - September 16, 2014
    CanadaMike Duffy expected to push for trial in order to fight charges over his expense claims, The Globe and MailMurderer sues prison for immediate parole after arbitrary transfer to medium-security facility, The National PostMontreal couple…
  • Sep 15

    Law firm beats debtor’s legal manoeuvre for $2.8 million

    Law firm beats debtor’s legal manoeuvre for $2.8 million
    Lawyer Michael Myers had a rather unusual response to a demand letter he sent on behalf of his client, the National Bank of Canada, seeking debt repayment.“Further communication from you, either by phone or mail or registered mail will…
Rank this Week: 90

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    New Issue: Journal of Conflict Resolution

    New Issue: Journal of Conflict Resolution
    The latest issue of the Journal of Conflict Resolution (Vol. 58, no. 7, October 2014) is out. Contents include:Andrew Boutton & David B. Carter, Fair-Weather Allies? Terrorism and the Allocation of US Foreign AidDouglas L. Kriner &…
  • Sep 16

    Call for Papers: Junior International Law Scholars Association Annual Meeting

    Call for Papers: Junior International Law Scholars Association Annual Meeting
    The Junior International Law Scholars Association (JILSA) has issued a call for papers for its annual meeting, to take place January 23, 2015, at the University of Miami School of Law. Here's the call:The Junior International Law Scholars…
  • Sep 16

    New Issue: Journal of International Economic Law

    New Issue: Journal of International Economic Law
    The latest issue of the Journal of International Economic Law (Vol. 17, no. 3, September 2014) is out. Contents include:General ArticlesSergio Puig, International Regime Complexity and Economic Law EnforcementAlberto Alvarez-Jimenez, The…
Rank this Week: 36

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

About law, literature and the humanities. By the Law & Humanities Institute.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    The Act of Killing

    The Act of Killing
    Richard K. Sherwin, New York Law School, has published Law in the Flesh: Tracing Legitimation's Origin to 'The Act of Killing', in No Foundations: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Law and Justice (June 2014). Here is the abstract.The founding…
  • Sep 16

    Columbia and the Charles Beard Thesi

    Columbia and the Charles Beard Thesi
    Ajay K. Mehrotra, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, has published Charles A. Beard & The Columbia School of Political Economy: Revisiting the Intellectual Roots of the Beardian Thesis at 29 Constitutional Commentary 475 (2014).…
  • Sep 16

    Judge Humorous, Are You Pulling My Leg?

    Judge Humorous, Are You Pulling My Leg?
    Mary B. Trevor, Hamline University School of Law, has published From Ostriches To Sci-Fi: A Social Science Analysis of the Impact of Humor in Judicial Opinions at 45 University of Toledo Law Review 291 (2014). Here is the abstract from…
Rank this Week: 426

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Sep 16

    Netflix and the European Market

    Netflix and the European Market
    From the Hollywood Reporter: a discussion of Netflix's European launch, and its importance for the company that specializes in streaming content.
  • Sep 16

    Re-Thinking IP Infringement

    Re-Thinking IP Infringement
    Irina D. Manta, Maurice A. Deane School of Law, and Robert E. Wagner, CUNY Baruch College Zicklin School of Business, Department of Law, are publishing Intellectual Property Infringement as Vandalism in the Stanford Technology Law Review.…
  • Sep 15

    Let Them Go?

    Let Them Go?
    Claire Enders (the Guardian) anticipates a host of changes for the media if Scottish voters opt to leave the UK and set up on their own. Among them: no access to the BBC--Scots will have to subscribe to SkyTV, Virgin...
Rank this Week: 42