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California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 3

    People v. Vukodinovich (Cal. Ct. App. - June 29, 2015)

    People v. Vukodinovich (Cal. Ct. App. - June 29, 2015)
    It's the day before July 4.  So everyone's on holiday.  (Except for most lawyers, of course.)  Which means no new opinions.But as we head into the holiday, let's just send a simple message.  You'd think that you wouldn't…
  • Jul 2

    Valley Crest Landscape Development, inc. v. Mission Pools (Cal. Ct. App. - July 2, 2015)

    Valley Crest Landscape Development, inc. v. Mission Pools (Cal. Ct. App. - July 2, 2015)
    How much do you think this fact pattern settles for:"The St. Regis is a resort facility located in Dana Point and is owned by CPH Monarch Hotel, LLC (CPH). . . . On September 15, 2007, Epp dived into the shallow end of one the swimming…
  • Jul 1

    Santos v. Brown (Cal. Ct. App. - July 1, 2015)

    Santos v. Brown (Cal. Ct. App. - July 1, 2015)
    The Court of Appeal publishes this opinion today.  And it's relentless.  Relentless.  Seriously. Relentless.Justice Hull lets you know at the very outset that we're not just talking about any defendant.  He lets you know…
Rank this Week: 288

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/
  • Jul 3

    Jury Duty

    Jury Duty
    I've been swept up in associate dean tasks (including a healthy dose of administrivia, a word new to me but...
  • Jul 2

    Job Announcements: Indiana Business School

    Job Announcements: Indiana Business School
    Kelley has a particularly strong and large group, young too. They're adding to the ranks this year. Announcements after the...
  • Jun 29

    Family Film Blogging: Inside Out

    Family Film Blogging: Inside Out
    I'm rarely in on anything cool, but two weeks ago, my seven year-old and I stumbled upon a "sneak preview"...
Rank this Week: 597

Switchboard

Switchboard

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

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
Rank this Week: 717

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Jul 3

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

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

    Dyer on Anti-Association Law

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

    "Court rules NSA may temporarily resume metadata collection"

    "Court rules NSA may temporarily resume metadata collection"
    The story is at Jurist: The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court [official website]ruled [opinion, PDF] Monday that the National Security Agency(NSA) [official website] may temporarily resume its program of systematically collecting…
Rank this Week: 108

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jul 3

    Working on Vacation?

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

    The Purloined Letters -- Update

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

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

    Are Ride-Sharing Companies Exempt from FLSA Overtime Because They Operate a Taxicab Business?
    In recent legal challenges, Uber, Lyft, and other so-called “ride-sharing” companies have argued that the drivers who contract with them are independent contractors, not their employees, for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)…
Rank this Week: 299

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: 276

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

Covers securities arbitration, litigation and regulatory news. By Maddox Hargett & Caruso, P.C.

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
  • Jul 3

    City Securities Broker John Miller Suspended and Fined

    City Securities Broker John Miller Suspended and Fined
    FINRA recently sanctioned an Indianapolis stock broker for failing to obtain written authorization from his clients before purchasing investments in their accounts.  According to his CRD, John Miller of City Securities was suspended for…
  • Jun 30

    Former Ovation CFO Alfred Talens Charged with Stealing About $600,000

    Former Ovation CFO Alfred Talens Charged with Stealing About $600,000
    As a result of, Alfred Talens being charged with stealing about $600,000 from Ovation where he was the CFO, along with other charges. We are looking into cases against Talens and LPL where he was employed as a stockbroker. For more on this…
  • Jun 25

    JP Morgan, SEC Talk Settlement over Investment-Recommendation Concern

    JP Morgan, SEC Talk Settlement over Investment-Recommendation Concern
    The SEC is examining J.P. Morgan for guiding clients to their own proprietary products and away from offerings by other firms. Generally leading to higher fees for the bank, the practice, while not banned, is closely watched by regulators.…
Rank this Week: 380

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Jul 3

    Hull on Estates #422 – Best Practices for Civil Trial

    Hull on Estates #422 – Best Practices for Civil Trial
    Today on Hull on Estates, Jonathon Kappy and Doreen So discuss The Advocates Society’s Best Practices for Civil Trials and the resources on our new Hull & Hull website. Should you have any questions, please email us at…
  • Jul 3

    Guardianship Applications – The Perspective of the Public Guardian and Trustee (PGT)

    Guardianship Applications – The Perspective of the Public Guardian and Trustee (PGT)
    It is helpful in assisting our clients in statutory guardianship matters to get the PGT’s perspective. Dermot C.G. Moore did so in his paper presented at the Six-Minute Estates Lawyer on May 6, 2015. In it he comprehensively reviews the…
  • Jul 2

    In Terrorem Clause

    In Terrorem Clause
    The objective of an in terrorem clause is to restrict a bequest made in a will, by prohibiting litigating issues relating to the will.  If a lawsuit is pursued, the testator’s wish is that the gift not be made.  While some…
Rank this Week: 131

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business transactions, start-ups, and mergers. By Structure Law Group, LLP.

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 438

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Jul 3

    What to Read While Being Surveilled

    What to Read While Being Surveilled
    The Intercept’s Summer Reading List is full of stuff to stoke your justified paranoia, plus great quirky reads. Upgrade your beach. Among the recommendations are Wild Seed by Octavia Butler, The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in…
  • Jul 2

    The Future of Phones Says “Fi”

    The Future of Phones Says “Fi”
    Errata Security discusses Google’s Project Fi. An “MVNO” is a virtual mobile phone company — they don’t have any of their own network backbone or cell towers, but just rent them from the real mobile phone…
  • Jul 1

    Oh Joy

    Oh Joy
    Time to add _optout to the name of every wifi router out there. A Windows 10 feature, Wi-Fi Sense, smells like a security risk: it shares Wi-Fi passwords with the user’s contacts. Those contacts include their Outlook.com (nee Hotmail)…
Rank this Week: 14

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 49

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Jul 3

    Barreau suspends new bâtonnière amid shoplifting allegation

    Barreau suspends new bâtonnière amid shoplifting allegation
    Only weeks after taking office, the new bâtonnière of the Barreau du Québec has been suspended after a shoplifting incident she is alleged to have committed last year came to light.The decision follows a special meeting…
  • Jul 3

    Ontario court upholds LSUC’s denial of TWU accreditation

    Ontario court upholds LSUC’s denial of TWU accreditation
    The Ontario Divisional Court has upheld a decision by the Law Society of Upper Canada not to accredit Trinity Western University’s planned law school .LSUC benchers voted in April 2014 not to accredit the law school proposed by TWU, a…
  • Jul 3

    Legal news roundup - July 3, 2015

    Legal news roundup - July 3, 2015
    CanadaQuebec bar can proceed with mandatory minimum sentences challenge, Canadian PressEdmonton man charged in deaths of people at Alberta work camp, Canadian PressAir Canada passenger charged for assaulting flight attendant, Canadian…
Rank this Week: 313

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Jul 3

    Independence Township Man Charged with First-Degree Murder of Wife to Undergo Psychological Testing

    Independence Township Man Charged with First-Degree Murder of Wife to Undergo Psychological Testing
    On May 29, 32-year-old Joseph Mauti of Independence Township was taken into custody for allegedly killing his wife, 3-year-old Lindsey Mauti, with a baseball bat. According to news reports at The Oakland Press, Mauti beat his wife and dog in…
  • Jul 2

    Judge Rejects Appeal in Aaron Hernandez Murder Case

    Judge Rejects Appeal in Aaron Hernandez Murder Case
    In April of this year, 25-year-old Aaron Hernandez, former tight end for the New England Patriots, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the June 2013 shooting of Odin Lloyd in a deserted industrial park. Lloyd was allegedly dating the…
  • Jun 30

    Largest Drug Bust in New Hampshire’s Recent History Following Shooting of Woman

    Largest Drug Bust in New Hampshire’s Recent History Following Shooting of Woman
    Recently, a 24-year-old woman was shot in her apartment in what was reportedly an attempted home invasion. According to CBS Boston, Jeanette Hardy was shot on June 22; she was treated for injuries that were said not to be life threatening.…
Rank this Week: 530

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 3

    Horizontal Merger of Big Firms with Product Choice in the Presence of Small Firm

    Horizontal Merger of Big Firms with Product Choice in the Presence of Small Firm
    Lijun Pan, Nagoya University describes Horizontal Merger of Big Firms with Product Choice in the Presence of Small Firms. ABSTRACT: We extend Shimomura and Thisse (2012) to investigate how the bilateral merger between big firms with the…
  • Jul 3

    How Reasonable Royalties Suppress Patent Licensing

    How Reasonable Royalties Suppress Patent Licensing
    Erik N. Hovenkamp, Northwestern University, explains How Reasonable Royalties Suppress Patent Licensing. ABSTRACT: Patent remedies are essential to maintain a well-functioning patent system, but if not properly fashioned they may interfere…
  • Jul 3

    Unjustified Public Monopolies: The Necessity to Remain Vigilant (Luxembourg)

    Unjustified Public Monopolies: The Necessity to Remain Vigilant (Luxembourg)
    Mathilde Stenersen and Vincent Wellens (NautaDutilh Avocats) have written on Unjustified Public Monopolies: The Necessity to Remain Vigilant (Luxembourg). ABSTRACT: Under the rules of competition, public bodies cannot reserve to themselves…
Rank this Week: 30

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 3

    The Remarkable Disappearance of State Justifications in Obergefell

    The Remarkable Disappearance of State Justifications in Obergefell
    Over at the Slate "Breakfast Table," I have a post describing the handful of biggest surprises in what was in fact (or so I argue) a Supreme Court Term in which the Justices generally acted according to predictable form.One of the most…
  • Jul 2

    Dignity and same-sex marriage

    Dignity and same-sex marriage
    As everyone expected, the Supreme Court decided that same-sex couples have a right to marry by a 5-4 margin, with Anthony Kennedy writing a majority opinion full of vague talk about dignity.  His opinion relied on his strange idea that…
  • Jul 2

    What is a Legislature?

    What is a Legislature?
    The constitutional question in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (AIRC) is whether the State of Arizona can transfer the power to redistrict to an independent commission, which was created by a…
Rank this Week: 139

Election Law

Election Law

Covers election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiatives, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process. By Rick Hasen.

http://electionlawblog.org/
  • Jul 3

    @Lessig Criticizes Bernie Sanders’ Rejection of Super PAC

    @Lessig Criticizes Bernie Sanders’ Rejection of Super PAC
    The Guardian: Clinton will also get help from the Priorities USA Super PAC, which is backing her candidacy despite a pledge by the candidate to combat “uncontrolled money” in politics, and announced Thursday that it has raised…
  • Jul 3

    Goldstein and Totenberg on the “Roberts Court”

    Goldstein and Totenberg on the “Roberts Court”
    On NPR with Robert Siegel: SIEGEL: It is. Now, I’m surprised. You brought this to my attention that this is now 10 years since John Roberts has been chief justice. It doesn’t feel that long to me somehow (laughter) but ……
  • Jul 3

    Marty Lederman on Biggest #SCOTUS Term Surprise

    Marty Lederman on Biggest #SCOTUS Term Surprise
    At Slate. … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 614

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
Rank this Week: 983

travelblawg

travelblawg

Provides guides, tips, news, and information related to travel + law. By Mark C. Palmer.

http://travelblawg.boardingarea.com/
  • Jul 3

    What Is A Silver Alert and Why Are They So Important?

    What Is A Silver Alert and Why Are They So Important?
    Minutes count when locating a missing person, especially an individual in need. Silver Alerts play a vital role in assisting a search. The post What Is A Silver Alert and Why Are They So Important? appeared first on Travel Blawg.
  • Jul 2

    Take White House Photos, But Leave Drones At Home

    Take White House Photos, But Leave Drones At Home
    While the White House eased its long running ban on photography, the FAA reminds us that drones remain forbidden in Washington, D.C. The post Take White House Photos, But Leave Drones At Home appeared first on Travel Blawg.
  • Jul 1

    FAA’s Reminder: Don’t Fly With Firework

    FAA’s Reminder: Don’t Fly With Firework
    Flying with fireworks? That's a NO. The TSA and FAA want passengers to leave the fireworks at home, or up to the professionals! The post FAA’s Reminder: Don’t Fly With Fireworks appeared first on Travel Blawg.
Rank this Week: 730

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Jul 3

    NJ Senate Approves Bill to Create Crime-Fraud Exception to Marital Privilege

    NJ Senate Approves Bill to Create Crime-Fraud Exception to Marital Privilege
    I've done a couple of posts about State v. Terry, 2014 WL 3579653 (N.J. 2014) 68 A.3d 177 (N.J.Super.A.D. 2013) (here and here). In Terry, the Supreme Court of New Jersey proposed a crime-fraud exception to the marital privilege. The...
  • Jul 2

    What Are the Odds That Jay Was at Woodlawn at 3:00 P.M. on January 13th?

    What Are the Odds That Jay Was at Woodlawn at 3:00 P.M. on January 13th?
    Yesterday, I posted about Jay's statement to Detevtives Ritz and MacGillivary during his pre-interview that Jeff G. drove him to Woodlawn High School at 3:00 P.M. on January 13, 1999, whereupon he met Stephanie in the parking lot. Obviously,…
  • Jul 1

    Delving More Into Jeff G.'s Importance to the Adnan Syed Trial/Appeal

    Delving More Into Jeff G.'s Importance to the Adnan Syed Trial/Appeal
    On Monday's Addendum Episode of the Undisclosed Podcast, we delved more into Jay's statement that Jeff G. drove him to Woodlawn High School on January 13, 1999, where he saw his girlfriend Stephanie. Specifically, we talked about the notes…
Rank this Week: 240

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Jul 3

    The big bad wolf to the . . . rescue?

    The big bad wolf to the . . . rescue?
    If you work in technology, the big bad wolf can be your best friend. Read below to find out why. A few days ago, the U.S. Supreme court denied Google's appeal from a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit which…
  • Jul 2

    Senator Grassley Letter Asks Tough Questions on Law Enforcement Use of Spyware

    Senator Grassley Letter Asks Tough Questions on Law Enforcement Use of Spyware
      This letter is pretty remarkable.  It is already beginning to attract some attention. It is interesting from the perspective of both the general subject matter...   "I am writing in regard to the Federal Bureau of…
  • Jul 2

    June 2015 in Retrospect: Intermediary Liability News and More from the Internet and Jurisdiction Project

    June 2015 in Retrospect: Intermediary Liability News and More from the Internet and Jurisdiction Project
    June 2015 in Retrospect is available here: http://www.internetjurisdiction.net/observatory/retrospect/2015-june/ Retrospect is the monthly newsletter of the Internet & Jurisdiction Project - a global multi-stakeholder dialogue…
Rank this Week: 213

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
  • Jul 3

    Visiting faculty at the top six law schools, 2015-16, 3rd draft

    Visiting faculty at the top six law schools, 2015-16, 3rd draft
    As I've done in the past, I'm posting a list of the visiting professors (who hold university appointments elsewhere) at the top six law schools,...
  • Jul 2

    Lateral hires with tenure (or equivalent), 2015-16

    Lateral hires with tenure (or equivalent), 2015-16
    These are appointments that will take effect in 2016; I will move the list to the front at various intervals as new additions come in....
  • Jun 29

    Judge Posner on the same-sex marriage decision

    Judge Posner on the same-sex marriage decision
    This line from his commentary was particularly funny: The chief justice criticizes the majority for “order[ing] the transformation of a social institution that has formed...
Rank this Week: 680

Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. Blog

Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. Blog

Discusses news, tips, and information related to Missouri auto accidents. By Christopher Hoffmann.

http://www.hoffmannpersonalinjury.com/category/car-accident/
  • Jul 3

    Car Wrecks in St. Louis Involving Uninsured Driver

    Car Wrecks in St. Louis Involving Uninsured Driver
    Being in a automobile crash is bad enough, but finding out that the other driver is uninsured makes the situation even more upsetting. A responsible driver may find it hard to comprehend why an individual would blatantly disregard…
  • Jul 2

    Severity of Side Impact Car Crashes in St. Loui

    Severity of Side Impact Car Crashes in St. Loui
    Side impact car accidents can cause some of the most serious injuries to drivers and passengers. A side impact car crash, as the name implies, happens when a vehicle collides with the side of another vehicle. Depending on the exact…
  • Jul 1

    New Study Reveals Older Cars May Contribute to Teen Crashe

    New Study Reveals Older Cars May Contribute to Teen Crashe
    Automobile crash injuries are a leading cause of death for Missouri teenagers. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducted an investigation into fatal car accidents involving teenagers and found that almost half were driving cars…
Rank this Week: 751

Texas Injury Law Blog

Texas Injury Law Blog

Covers the rights of individuals injured in accidents. By the Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txinjuryblog.com/
  • Jul 3

    Covidien, Transvaginal Manufacturer, Agrees to Settlement

    Covidien, Transvaginal Manufacturer, Agrees to Settlement
    Another transvaginal mesh manufacturer has agreed to settle with injured plaintiffs. This time, the company is Covidien, which has agree to settle some of the 11,000 claims that are currently being made against them. Covidien has supplied…
  • Jul 2

    Partner Majed Nachawati appointed as Panel Chairman of State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee

    Partner Majed Nachawati appointed as Panel Chairman of State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee
    We are proud to announce that Fears | Nachawati Law Firm Partner, Majed Nachawati, has recently been appointed as Panel Chairman on Panel 2, District 6 Grievance Committee of the State Bar of Texas. This appointment is highly prestigious, as…
  • Jun 30

    Truck Driver Involved in 9-Vehicle Accident Cited for Careless Driving Day Before Fatal Crash

    Truck Driver Involved in 9-Vehicle Accident Cited for Careless Driving Day Before Fatal Crash
    Pictured above: A scene from the accident that involved 9 vehicles Last week, two accidents occurred that involved one careless truck driver. The first accident happened on Wednesday, June 24th in Wildwood, Florida when Benjamin Scott Brewer…
Rank this Week: 280

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jul 3

    Call For Papers: Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law

    Call For Papers: Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law
    ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law Call for papers The Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law invites submissions for its next issue (Volume 24:2). We are seeking articles on racial…
  • Jul 3

    Top SSRN Download

    Top SSRN Download
    In honor of the beginning of the month, here are the most downloaded Property articles on SSRN over the last 60 days: 1. [259 downloads] Investors Effect on Household Real Estate Affordability Sebastien Gay (Chicago - Econ) 2. [195…
  • Jul 2

    America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Place

    America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Place
    The National Trust for Historic Preservation has put out its annual list of the country's most endangered historical sites. The Trust describes this year's entries as the "most diverse list ever." Here are the places facing threats:…
Rank this Week: 197

UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

Covers UK and European human rights cases and laws. By 1 Crown Office Row.

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • Jul 3

    Not dumping on anyone’s living tree: Scalia visits UK

    Not dumping on anyone’s living tree: Scalia visits UK
    Last week’s decision of the United States Supreme Court in Obergefell v Hodges has been lauded across the world as a quantum leap for equality and human rights – “a victory for America”, according to President Obama.…
  • Jul 2

    ‘It’s complicated': Court of Session considers duty to offer an opportunity to rehabilitate

    ‘It’s complicated': Court of Session considers duty to offer an opportunity to rehabilitate
      Reid, Re Judicial Review, [2015] CSOH 84 – read judgment. The Outer House of the Court of Session has refused a prisoner’s claim for damages resulting from an alleged  failure to afford him a reasonable opportunity to…
  • Jun 30

    “No union more profound”: The US Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage

    “No union more profound”: The US Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage
    The Supreme Court of the United States has decided that same-sex couples have a constitutionally protected right to marry. In the history of American jurisprudence, there are a handful of cases which are so significant that they will be known…
Rank this Week: 638

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 3

    As Same-Sex Couples Wed, Others Celebrate Divorce Equality

    As Same-Sex Couples Wed, Others Celebrate Divorce Equality
    As same-sex couples across the nation line up to say their vows, many other courts are observing another effect of marriage equality: it's called divorce equality. While same-sex couples anxiously awaited the Supreme Court's decision on June…
  • Jul 1

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Announce Divorce

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Announce Divorce
    The divorce rumors have been circulating for weeks as moving trucks have been spotted at the couple's home and now, they rumors are confirmed. On Tuesday, June 30, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their plans to divorce, one day…
  • Jul 1

    Child Custody Myths Every Parent Should Know

    Child Custody Myths Every Parent Should Know
    Parents often hear horror stories about child custody cases and are flooded with misinformation from well-meaning friends, colleagues and acquaintances. With so many child custody myths, we're going to debunk some here: 1. The child gets…
Rank this Week: 315

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

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

    Fifth Circuit Seeks Mulligan on Texas Law Question in Golf Channel case

    Fifth Circuit Seeks Mulligan on Texas Law Question in Golf Channel case
    By R. Jason Howard, J.D.On appeal from the District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a petition for panel rehearing, vacated its original opinion, and substituted an opinion certifying a…
  • Jul 2

    District Court Lacks Jurisdiction Over Constitutional Claims Against SEC ALJ

    District Court Lacks Jurisdiction Over Constitutional Claims Against SEC ALJ
    By Amanda Maine, J.D. A district court dismissed a complaint because it did not have subject matter jurisdiction to address the plaintiffs’ constitutional claims that SEC administrative law judges do not have lawful authority to preside…
  • Jul 1

    Commissioners Piwowar, Stein United on Move to T+2 Settlement

    Commissioners Piwowar, Stein United on Move to T+2 Settlement
    By Mark S. Nelson, J.D.Commissioners Michael S. Piwowar and Kara M. Stein demonstrated solidarity in backing a proposal by the securities industry to shorten the settlement cycle from T+3 to T+2 days. The commissioners said the proposal, and…
Rank this Week: 93

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

Covers corporate, employment law, environmental, forms, insurance, IP, litigation and more. By Geoffrey G. Gussis.

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jul 3

    Saving Big Law from the Robot Apocalypse

    Saving Big Law from the Robot Apocalypse
    Editor’s Note: The author of this post is the chief marketing officer at Haynes and Boone. This is the final installment of a two-part series. By Murray Coffey, Chief Marketing Officer, Haynes and Boone…
  • Jul 2

    Prep for the Big Interview

    Prep for the Big Interview
    When you are interviewing for a new in-house counsel job, being ready to ask the right questions is key: “Be prepared for the great switch – the point in the interview when the interviewer turns the table and asks if you have any…
  • Jun 30

    Employer Hit With $2.2 Million Verdict in Workplace Defecator Case

    Employer Hit With $2.2 Million Verdict in Workplace Defecator Case
    And now for something completely different: “….we discussed the Northern District of Georgia’s decision in Lowe v. Atlas Logistics Group Retail Services, LLC, (N.D.Ga. May 5, 2015), holding that an employer violated the…
Rank this Week: 80

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

Covers workers' compensation procedures. By Lee Law Offices.

http://www.northcarolinaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 3

    North Carolina Worker Misclassification Bill Advances, Some Critical

    North Carolina Worker Misclassification Bill Advances, Some Critical
    Last fall, the Raleigh News & Observer published a mammoth, five-part series on the problem of worker misclassification, both nationally and specifically in North Carolina, where the practice is especially pervasive. The issue involves…
  • Jul 1

    SeaBright Ins. Co. v. Lopez - Workers' Compensation for Auto Accident

    SeaBright Ins. Co. v. Lopez - Workers' Compensation for Auto Accident
    It is possible for someone who is injured in a motor vehicle collision to receive workers' compensation benefits if the vehicle was being driven in the course and scope of employment. Of course, where workers are professional drivers, the…
  • Jun 30

    Lifting Accidents and Injuries Common for Nurses and Nursing Assistant

    Lifting Accidents and Injuries Common for Nurses and Nursing Assistant
    Working as a nurse often involves more physical lifting of heavy loads than most people realize. This, in turn, leads to more incidents of work-related injury. According to a recent news feature from Business Insurance, nurses routinely…
Rank this Week: 832

On the Record

On the Record

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

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Jul 3

    C. Fraser Smith: Hogan tells Baltimore, you’re on your own

    C. Fraser Smith: Hogan tells Baltimore, you’re on your own
    Boondoggle: A public project of questionable merit that typically involves political patronage and graft – The Oxford American College Dictionary So Maryland left $900 million on the federal funds table when Governor Hogan canceled the…
  • Jul 2

    Md. Gov. Hogan out of hospital after first round of chemo

    Md. Gov. Hogan out of hospital after first round of chemo
    ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is out of the hospital and back at work after his first round of chemotherapy for an aggressive form of cancer. Hogan posted messages on social media Thursday saying, “It feels great to be…
  • Jul 2

    Kevin L. Shepherd: Are we out of the woods yet?

    Kevin L. Shepherd: Are we out of the woods yet?
    This year America is commemorating the sesquicentennial of the end of the Civil War and President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. A little more than a month before those momentous events in 1865, the Maryland Court of Appeals…
Rank this Week: 123

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Jul 3

    New York City’s Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings is seeking individuals to serve on its Contract Dispute Resolution Board panel

    New York City’s Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings is seeking individuals to serve on its Contract Dispute Resolution Board panel
    New York City’s Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings [OATH} is accepting applications from qualified persons who would like to serve on Contract Dispute Resolution Board (CDRB) panels. Each CDRB panel consists of an OATH ALJ, as…
  • Jul 2

    Captains Are Not Supervisor

    Captains Are Not Supervisor
    The Board recently held in Cook Inlet Tug & Barge, Inc., 362 NLRB No. 111 (2015), that captains of tugboats are not supervisors. Despite arguments by the company that the captains are supervisors because they exercise assignment authority…
  • Jun 27

    New Edition of Randall & Randall The Discipline Book

    New Edition of Randall & Randall The Discipline Book
    The Randalls just updated their treatise entitled The Discipline Book. The 2015 edition is available in both a softcover and an e-book format. The URL is http://booklocker.com/books/5215.html Both versions are now 458 pages to accommodate the…
Rank this Week: 926

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

Provides news, updates and insights for financial services employers. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
  • Jul 3

    New York City Investigation of Hiring Practice

    New York City Investigation of Hiring Practice
    My colleague Laura A. Stutz  at Epstein Becker Green has a Retail Labor and Employment Law blog post that will be of interest to employers doing business in New York City: “New York City Investigation of Hiring…
  • Jul 2

    Five EEOC Initiatives to Monitor on the Agency’s Golden Anniversary

    Five EEOC Initiatives to Monitor on the Agency’s Golden Anniversary
    My colleague Nathaniel M. Glasser recently authored Epstein Becker Green’s Take 5 newsletter.   In this edition of Take 5, Nathaniel highlights five areas of enforcement that U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission…
  • Jul 2

    Proposed DOL Rule To Make More White Collar Employees Eligible For Overtime Pay

    Proposed DOL Rule To Make More White Collar Employees Eligible For Overtime Pay
    My colleagues Michael S. Kun and Jeffrey H. Ruzal at Epstein Becker Green wrote a Wage and Hour Defense blog post that will be of interest to all financial services employers: “Proposed DOL Rule To Make More White Collar Employees…
Rank this Week: 377

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

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

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Jul 3

    “The America I Believe In”: 3 Hopes for this July 4th

    “The America I Believe In”: 3 Hopes for this July 4th
    I see this poster every day in the main hallway of our Amnesty International office: it depicts the Statue of Liberty and reads: “The America I believe in leads the world on human rights.” It’s aspirational. And in too many…
  • Jul 2

    10 Questions about the UK Spying on Amnesty International

    10 Questions about the UK Spying on Amnesty International
    Yesterday, the UK’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal informed Amnesty International that British intelligence agency GCHQ had spied on the human rights organization by intercepting and accessing its email…
  • Jul 2

    From Albert Woodfox to Kalief Browder: The Devastation of Solitary Confinement

    From Albert Woodfox to Kalief Browder: The Devastation of Solitary Confinement
    The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture has specifically condemned Woodfox’s treatment as torture and called on the United States to eliminate the use of prolonged isolation. Albert’s case has returned to the spotlight in the past…
Rank this Week: 32

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Jul 3

    D. C. Bar Wants To Raise Dues Ceiling

    D. C. Bar Wants To Raise Dues Ceiling
    An announcement on the web page of the District of Columbia Bar should raise a concern for members that I have had for some time - that the recession-proof Bar is soaking its membership as it gorges at the spending...
  • Jul 2

    The Passage Of Time

    The Passage Of Time
    An attorney benefitted from his failure to report a federal conviction to bar authorities and, as a result, avoided automatic disbarment. The New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department accepted his resignation A federal…
  • Jul 2

    It's My Party

    It's My Party
    An attorney convicted of bribery and wire fraud has been disbarred by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department The respondent was convicted for his role in a bribery scheme to allow Malcolm A. Smith, a Democratic...
Rank this Week: 668

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jul 3

    Will Your Brand Celebrate American Independence?

    Will Your Brand Celebrate American Independence?
    By Debbie Laskey, MBA In the United States, July is the month when we celebrate Independence, specifically on the Fourth of July. While many retail stores promote “Independence Day” sales that last more than just one day, we can…
  • Jul 2

    Counterclaims for Cancellation Are Like Yoga Pants for Your Infringement Defense

    Counterclaims for Cancellation Are Like Yoga Pants for Your Infringement Defense
    Here’s one piece of advice you’ll hear from just about any trademark attorney: apply to federally register your marks as soon as financially possible. It is a very important step to take in order to protect your brand. A federal…
  • Jul 1

    That Google Image Search Could Result in Trouble

    That Google Image Search Could Result in Trouble
    One aspect commonly associated with building and maintaining a business is the company website. Establishing an online presence can be an important tool for connecting with customers. While website creation can be a delightful distraction for…
Rank this Week: 39

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers H-1B visas, petitions, audits and caps. By the MVP Law Group.

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 3

    Happy Independence Day!

    Happy Independence Day!
    “Immigrants signed their names to our Declaration and helped win our independence. Immigrants helped lay the railroads and build our cities, calloused hand by calloused hand. Immigrants took up arms to preserve our union, to defeat…
  • Jul 2

    Impact of New Americans (2015) - Georgia, Hawaii & Idaho

    Impact of New Americans (2015) - Georgia, Hawaii & Idaho
    Immigration Policy Center Releases Updated State-by-State Fact Sheets (2015) The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) has released all fifty states, the District of Columbia and the United States (Overall), for a total of fifty-two updated fact…
  • Jul 1

    USCIS Welcoming 4,000 New Citizens July 1-4 to Celebrate Independence Day

    USCIS Welcoming 4,000 New Citizens July 1-4 to Celebrate Independence Day
    From July 1st to July 4th, the USCIS is holding over 50 naturalization ceremonies across the U.S. to help celebrate the 4th of July holiday! It’s expected the over 4000 new citizens will be administered the Oath of Allegiance during…
Rank this Week: 508

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

Covers personal injury law issues and topics, including medical malpractice, product liability, and worker's compensation.

http://www.chicagoinjuryattorneyblog.com/blog/
  • Jul 3

    The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

    The Dangers of Drowsy Driving
    Drowsy driving is often referred to as “the third D” in the top three causes of automobile accidents. Drunk driving and distracted driving can be legally determined by certain clues. A Breathalyzer or sobriety test can alert law…
  • Jun 30

    What Happens If You’re Injured By An Uninsured Driver?

    What Happens If You’re Injured By An Uninsured Driver?
    If you’ve been in a car accident, you have likely experienced multiple damages. Property damages, medical bills, emotional trauma, and lost wages can be overwhelming and expensive. Insurance exists to help offset or even fully cover…
  • Jun 26

    Sharing Notes with Patients Helps Reduce Doctor Mistake

    Sharing Notes with Patients Helps Reduce Doctor Mistake
    In today’s medical world, doctors don’t always have the time that patients need. Technology and insurance have changed the medical landscape over the past few decades, some things for the better, and some, for the worse. To…
Rank this Week: 656

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jul 3

    Friday round-up

    Friday round-up
    With the Court now in its summer recess, some coverage and commentary focus on overviews of the Term more generally.  NPR’s Nina Totenberg and this blog’s Tom Goldstein discuss the Term with Robert Siegel, while at the Los…
  • Jul 2

    Review of new Arizona election case narrowed

    Review of new Arizona election case narrowed
    The Supreme Court on Thursday narrowed somewhat its plan to review the work of the independent Arizona agency that drew new election districts for the state legislature after the latest census.  In a new order, the Court said it would…
  • Jul 2

    Event announcement

    Event announcement
    On July 9, the Heritage Foundation will host its annual “Scholars and Scribes” review of the Court’s Term. The event consists of two panels, running from 11 a.m.to 1 p.m. For a list of panelists, a link to live stream,…
Rank this Week: 10

Central Illinois Paralegal

Central Illinois Paralegal

News, opinions, job postings and continuing legal education information for the Central Illinois paralegal.

http://www.icclaw.net/
  • Jul 3

    Peoria Police to Test for POLICE OFFICER in October

    Peoria Police to Test for POLICE OFFICER in October
    Get your application in, prepare yourself, get in shape, (physical, character, mental) and be ready to begin testing in October. http://www.peoriagov.org/peoria-police-department/police-career-opportunities/The City of Peoria conducts an…
  • Jun 30

    AELE's Law Enforcement Legal Center Offers a Comprehensive Listing of Police Body Worn Camera Resource

    AELE's Law Enforcement Legal Center Offers a Comprehensive Listing of Police Body Worn Camera Resource
    See: http://www.aele.org/bwc-info.htmlAmericans for Effective Law Enforcement was formed in 1966. The Law Enforcement Legal Center was begun in 1973.  Both are based near Chicago, Illinois.  The AELE website notes it is a…
  • Jun 22

    Candidate for a legal assistant/paralegal position!

    Candidate for a legal assistant/paralegal position!
    Cordis & Cordis is searching for a candidate for a legal assistant/paralegal position.  Our office is in Princeville, Illinois (9 miles northwest of Dunlap) and has been in existence for 43 years.  Given that our practice is a…
Rank this Week: 100

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Jul 3

    Focus on Domestic Violence, Bullying in Canadian Workplace

    Focus on Domestic Violence, Bullying in Canadian Workplace
    When it comes to being a good employee, focus is a big part of the picture. If you’re not focused at work, it can lead to mistakes, some of which can be workplace injuries.   Domestic violence and bullying in the workplace…
  • Jul 2

    Utah Man Pleads Guilty in Montana Comp Fraud Case

    Utah Man Pleads Guilty in Montana Comp Fraud Case
    Workers compensation fraud doesn’t always know state boundaries.   Recently, Utah resident Benjie Leroy Christensen plead guilty in Lewis & Clark County District Court to felony theft for receiving Montana workers comp…
  • Jul 1

    Ontario (Canada) Officials Zero-in on Protecting New and Young Worker

    Ontario (Canada) Officials Zero-in on Protecting New and Young Worker
    New and young workers oftentimes come without experience, meaning a concentrated effort on workplace safety is all the more important.   For the eighth year in a row, Ontario (Canada) will focus on the safety of new and young workers…
Rank this Week: 493

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 6

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

Covers compliance, employment and industry intelligence for investment professionals and investment, planning and regulatory intelligence for investors. By James J. Eccleston.

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Jul 3

    SIFMA Unveils Cyber Securities Tip

    SIFMA Unveils Cyber Securities Tip
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:A single security breach can have detrimental effects on a small advisory firm. Small firms often face more difficulty as they lack resources or technical expertise to implement a sound…
  • Jul 2

    Adviser Wins Care Brought by SEC

    Adviser Wins Care Brought by SEC
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:A houston-based firm has won a rare victory against the SEC in a case focused on advisers, accepting payments from brokerage firms.The SEC judge dismissed the allegations that the firm…
  • Jul 1

    Morgan Stanley Restructures Number of Management Role

    Morgan Stanley Restructures Number of Management Role
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:In its latest round of restructuring, Morgan Stanley has altered the number of management roles at their branch, complex and regional levels. The top positions affected are Associate Complex…
Rank this Week: 183

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

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

    When the Job of a Tax Is Finished

    When the Job of a Tax Is Finished
    What should be done when the purpose of a tax is finished? Presumably, the tax should be repealed. We know, of course, that this doesn’t happen as often as one would expect, which would be every time. As nicely described in this…
  • Jul 1

    Learning About Tax from the Judge. Judy, That Is.

    Learning About Tax from the Judge. Judy, That Is.
    When, from time to time, I mention that I watch episodes of Judge Judy whenever I get the chance, sometimes the reaction is one of bewilderment, as though I’ve descended into the depths of letting myself be entranced by reality TV. Of…
  • Jun 29

    The Anti-Tax Bully Strikes Again

    The Anti-Tax Bully Strikes Again
    Readers of MauledAgain know that I consider Grover Norquist to be an anti-tax bully. In Debunking Tax Myths?, I shared opinions expressed by others who share my position, and criticized the commentators who defend Norquist and his tactics, in…
Rank this Week: 992

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Jul 3

    Facebook Authorship Feature Can Help You Build a Following

    Facebook Authorship Feature Can Help You Build a Following
    Facebook has released a new feature and anyone who blogs or who is interested in social media marketing should take note. The new feature, referred to as “Authorship” will attach the name of the author to any piece of published…
  • Jul 1

    Same-Sex Marriage Goes National

    Same-Sex Marriage Goes National
    On June 26, 2015, in a 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court held that there is a fundamental Constitutional right to marry which includes same-sex couples. The Court also held that same-sex marriages performed in one…
  • Jun 29

    Turning Cancellations into Client

    Turning Cancellations into Client
    If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me the best way to handle appointment cancellation calls, I’d be a rich woman. So, I thought I’d take this opportunity to talk about some tried and true ways to handle the inevitable.…
Rank this Week: 645

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Jul 3

    California Eliminates Religious Exemptions for School Vaccination

    California Eliminates Religious Exemptions for School Vaccination
    On Tuesday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation eliminating personal and religious belief exemptions from public school vaccinations. The new law makes California's vaccination law one of the most stringent laws in the country.…
  • Jul 2

    Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Teachers' Union Dues Case

    Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Teachers' Union Dues Case
    The Supreme Court granted certiorari Monday to hear Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, the case about compulsory teachers' union dues that some observers say will threaten union financing. Friedrichs challenges California's…
  • Jul 1

    Colorado Voucher Program Declared Unconstitutional

    Colorado Voucher Program Declared Unconstitutional
    On Monday, the Supreme Court of Colorado in Taxpayers for Public Education v. Douglas County School District struck down a voucher program in Douglas County, finding that the Choice Scholarship Pilot Program violated separation of church and…
Rank this Week: 570