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UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 358

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

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

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 6

    Reining in 'cellphone snoops'

    Reining in 'cellphone snoops'
    The Houston Chronicle published a staff editorial this week ("Cellphone Snoops," March 4) lamenting Houston PD's opacity surrounding their use of international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) catchers, known by the trade name "Stingray."…
  • Mar 5

    Give the gift of criminal justice reform

    Give the gift of criminal justice reform
    Gentle readers, I hope you'll allow me this point of personal privilege, offered at the behest of a friend ...The Texas Criminal Justice Coalition is participating in "Amplify Austin" - 24 hours of fundraising for Austin based nonprofits. If…
  • Mar 5

    Pragmatic arguments the strongest for 'raise the age' proposal

    Pragmatic arguments the strongest for 'raise the age' proposal
    In politics, wisdom counsels humility when one's opponents make true, valid arguments undermining one's position. So let's acknowledge the truth of criticisms regarding the proposal to raise the age of criminal culpability in Texas from 17 to…
Rank this Week: 158

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Mar 6

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 3/6/15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 3/6/15
    This week, the Department of Justice released a report of its investigation of the alleged civil rights abuses and other acts of misconduct by the police department in Ferguson. Have a listen to The Game‘s Don’t…
  • Mar 3

    Nonprofit Collaborations: The Structural Option

    Nonprofit Collaborations: The Structural Option
    A recent article in The Nonprofit Quarterly titled “Collaborations: The Nonprofit Trend” discussed the movement towards collaborations and linkages of many kinds among nonprofits to combat a growing need for services with fewer…
  • Feb 27

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 2/27/15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 2/27/15
    Last Sunday, the Oscars telecast featured several films and acceptance speeches that focused on themes of social justice and social good. Have a listen to Bob Marley‘s Get Up, Stand Up while perusing our curated nonprofit…
Rank this Week: 702

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 17

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Mar 6

    OSHA Unveils Report Change for Covered Employer

    OSHA Unveils Report Change for Covered Employer
    Starting on Jan. 1, there was a change to what covered employers are required to report to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.   Employers will now be required to report all work-related fatalities within 8 hours and all…
  • Mar 5

    Complete A Better Accident Investigation

    Complete A Better Accident Investigation
    Famous last words in an insurance office are that the next claim is never going to be the next worst one.  The fact remains that you never know which day, or which new claim, is going to be your next major pain.  With that being…
  • Mar 5

    NCCI President and CEO Retiring in One Year

    NCCI President and CEO Retiring in One Year
    New leadership is coming for one national organization.   The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) recently announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen Klingel plans to retire in February…
Rank this Week: 420

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Mar 6

    An Overbroad View of Complicity

    An Overbroad View of Complicity
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my Verdict column for this week, I explore the case of a pediatrician in Michigan who reportedly refused to meet with a six-day old patient, because the baby's parents are lesbians and this fact made the doctor…
  • Mar 5

    Do Hillary Clinton's Defenders Have Any Non-Embarrassing Arguments?

    Do Hillary Clinton's Defenders Have Any Non-Embarrassing Arguments?
    by Neil H. BuchananWhile the rest of the legal world chews over yesterday's Supreme Court oral argument in King v. Burwell, I am on vacation.  The other big story that I have been following between tourist stops is the proto-scandal…
  • Mar 4

    Chevron or Dole in King v Burwell?

    Chevron or Dole in King v Burwell?
    by Michael DorfIn the aftermath of the King v. Burwell oral argument, what I have previously called "SCOTUS kremlinology" now commences: Lawyers and law professors will dissect every question asked by the various Justices and even…
Rank this Week: 152

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Mar 6

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for March 6

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for March 6
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. Compliance Leadership and “The Grey Area” by Roy Snell in SCCE’s The Compliance & Ethics Blog When people sit in a room, especially…
  • Mar 4

    Getting Caught With IPO Fever

    Getting Caught With IPO Fever
    A decade ago shares in an initial public offering were handed out as gifts to curry favor with business executives. The shares were all but guaranteed to pop on the opening day for an easy gain. The recent Twitter IPO had that similar feeling…
  • Mar 3

    SEC Guidance On Gifts and Entertainment Compliance

    SEC Guidance On Gifts and Entertainment Compliance
    Any story about the SEC, funds, gifts will catch my attention. Last week, the Staff of the SEC’s Division of Investment Management issued IM Guidance Update No. 2015-1 on gifts and entertainment in the fund industry. The Guidance refers…
Rank this Week: 336

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Mar 6

    Mandating That Whistleblowers Report Violations of Law Internally Constitutes an Obstruction of Justice

    Mandating That Whistleblowers Report Violations of Law Internally Constitutes an Obstruction of Justice
    The Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a…
  • Mar 5

    Senate Hearing Examines Broken FBI Whistleblower Program

    Senate Hearing Examines Broken FBI Whistleblower Program
    Washington, D.C. March 4, 2015. The lack of whistleblower protections for FBI employees was the subject of a Senate Judiciary Hearing held Wednesday, March 4. Senators from both sides of the aisle were outraged by the amount of retaliation…
  • Mar 3

    Action Alert Asks Congress to Fix the FBI Whistleblower Program

    Action Alert Asks Congress to Fix the FBI Whistleblower Program
    Urgent Action Needed!! The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a critical hearing Wednesday, March 4, 2015 on FBI whistleblowers.  They will hear testimony from current and former FBI agents and the Executive Director of the National…
Rank this Week: 412

Family Lore

Family Lore

Covers child support, divorce, property and chiildren. By John Boich.

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Mar 6

    Internet Newsletter for Lawyers March/April 2015

    Internet Newsletter for Lawyers March/April 2015
    The latest issue of the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers is now published.In this issueCPD – Ruth Bird and Natasha Choolhun look at the new SRA competence requirements in the online environmentAdvertising – Shireen Smith of…
  • Mar 6

    A quick Q&A into lasting power of attorney for older people

    A quick Q&A into lasting power of attorney for older people
    A quick Q&A into lasting power of attorney for older peopleLasting power of attorney enables you to protect a friend or family member’s interests by guarding their financial welfare and taking legal responsibility for their…
  • Mar 5

    Replacing the old with the new

    Replacing the old with the new
    You wouldn't think it looking around here but it's been a pretty busy week, mostly to do with replacing the old with the new, which is always interesting, if a little daunting as you get older yourself. Not that our esteemed President seems…
Rank this Week: 836

Microjuris al Día

Microjuris al Día

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

http://aldia.microjuris.com/
Rank this Week: 368

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Mar 6

    Navigating Circuit Split, District Court Finds Omission of Item 303 Disclosure Actionable Under Section 10(b)

    Navigating Circuit Split, District Court Finds Omission of Item 303 Disclosure Actionable Under Section 10(b)
    One of the more interesting issues that has emerged recently in the securities litigation arena is the question of whether or not the alleged failure to make a disclosure required by Item 303 of Reg. S-K is an actionable omission under…
  • Mar 5

    An Interesting Look at the Characteristics of Insider Trader

    An Interesting Look at the Characteristics of Insider Trader
    For the past several years, insider trading has been one of the hottest topics in world of corporate and securities law. The controversy that has followed Second Circuit’s December 2014 dismissal of the insider trading convictions of…
  • Mar 2

    The New Zealand Edition

    The New Zealand Edition
    The D&O Diary continued its South Pacific sojourn over the weekend with a short stop in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, for meetings and for a brief look around. Auckland is located on New Zealand’s Northern Island,…
Rank this Week: 274

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Mar 6

    Between A Rock And A Hard Drive

    Between A Rock And A Hard Drive
    Let’s say a client screwed up.  That’s one of the reasons they come to a lawyer, since they avoid us like the plague otherwise. They downloaded some porn and, included within it, was pornography involving a minor.  That…
  • Mar 6

    Don’t Yates Me, Bro

    Don’t Yates Me, Bro
    Sometimes it’s two words, like “tangible items.” Other times, four, like “established by the state.” But words are, for lack of a better word, a bitch.  When it comes to law, the meaning of a word could mean…
  • Mar 5

    If It’s Wednesday, We Like the Fed

    If It’s Wednesday, We Like the Fed
    The Department of Justice issues two reports, one condemning the police in Ferguson, Missouri, for racism, and the other concluding that its investigation did not support bringing civil rights charges against Police Officer Darren Wilson for…
Rank this Week: 35

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/
  • Mar 6

    TwIqbal is Good. Leave to Amend? Not So Much

    TwIqbal is Good. Leave to Amend? Not So Much
                It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness.  Okay, fine.  We are not Charles Dickens, but we have…
  • Mar 5

    No Consent To General Jurisdiction By Merely Registering To Do Busine

    No Consent To General Jurisdiction By Merely Registering To Do Busine
    Since Daimler AG v. Bauman, 134 S. Ct. 746 (2014), severely curtailed general personal jurisdiction, litigation tourist plaintiffs – those who file suit outside of their states of domicile (mostly in so-called litigation…
  • Mar 4

    An Error-free Seventh Circuit Medical Device Case

    An Error-free Seventh Circuit Medical Device Case
    Today is National Grammar Day. Before anyone of our posts goes online, it dashes thorough a gauntlet of reviewers.  Those reviewers collectively possess just the right amount of neurotic fastidiousness to ensure that what emerges is…
Rank this Week: 225

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

Provides updates and trends in Pennsylvania civil litigation law. By Daniel E. Cummins.

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 295

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Mar 6

    Remedies vs. Extreme Options in Merger Control

    Remedies vs. Extreme Options in Merger Control
    Markus Dertwinkel-Kalt, Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf - Duesseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) and Christian Wey, University of Dusseldorf - Dusseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) analyze Remedies vs.…
  • Mar 6

    Compliance Programmes in Competition Law: Improving the Approach of Competition Authoritie

    Compliance Programmes in Competition Law: Improving the Approach of Competition Authoritie
    Eva Suzanne Lachnit, Utrecht University School of Law (the Netherlands) explores Compliance Programmes in Competition Law: Improving the Approach of Competition Authorities. ABSTRACT: This article discusses the approach to compliance…
  • Mar 5

    New Frontiers of Antitrust 2015 Monday, June 15, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM (CEST) Paris, France

    New Frontiers of Antitrust 2015 Monday, June 15, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM (CEST) Paris, France
    New Frontiers of Antitrust 2015 Monday, June 15, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM (CEST) Paris, France Event Details 08.30 Registration & Continental breakfast 08.45 Introductory remarks Nathalie HOMOBONO I General Director, DGCCRF, Paris…
Rank this Week: 25

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/
  • Mar 6

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, March 6, 2015

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, March 6, 2015
    MVP Law Group, P.A. makes available the information and materials in this forum for informational purposes only. The information is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice or any contractual obligations. Further, the use of…
  • Mar 5

    DHS Funding bill passed!

    DHS Funding bill passed!
    On Tuesday, March 3rd, the House of Representatives passed a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through to the end of the fiscal year (September 30, 2015)! It was a clear bill sent over from the Senate and had no…
  • Mar 5

    DHS Funding bill passed!

    DHS Funding bill passed!
    On Tuesday, March 3rd, the House of Representatives passed a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through to the end of the fiscal year (September 30, 2015)! It was a clear bill sent over from the Senate and had no…
Rank this Week: 969

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

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

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 6

    See you Monday

    See you Monday
    Sorry for the slow blogging the last few weeks. Lots of travel and work. But will be back to normal on Monday. Please email me any tips/stories/trial updates!
  • Mar 4

    Cooperating witness killed in Haiti

    Cooperating witness killed in Haiti
    Jacqueline Charles has the sad story here:Oriel Jean — the former security chief of ex-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and whose testimony in U.S. courts a decade ago helped take down key figures in Haiti’s drug trafficking…
  • Mar 3

    11th Circuit investiture

    11th Circuit investiture
    The Daily Report covers them here:Undeterred by wintry weather, federal appeals court judges gathering in Atlanta this week officially welcomed their two newest colleagues with kind words, food and drink.A common theme for the separate …
Rank this Week: 95

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

Discuss labor and employment law issues for the San Antonio, Texas community. By Thomas J. Crane.

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Mar 6

    UIW Claims to be Arm of the Government

    UIW Claims to be Arm of the Government
    One of the things about litigation is that strategy often takes precedence over substance. In the Redus family lawsuit against University of the Incarnate Word, the university asked to dismiss the lawsuit. UIW claimed to be an “arm of…
  • Mar 5

    Defending against Employment Lawsuits is far too Expensive

    Defending against Employment Lawsuits is far too Expensive
    My colleague, Chris McKinney has penned an excellent post on the costs of defending against an employment lawsuit. See his post here. As Chris says, far too much money is spent defending against lawsuits that could be settled for $40,000 or…
  • Mar 4

    Federal Judge Overruled and Case is Re-assigned

    Federal Judge Overruled and Case is Re-assigned
    I have written about Judge Lynn Hughes a couple of times. See my prior posts here and here. It is unfortunate, but some judges, even U.S. District Judges, just do not understand their duties. He has been overruled again. This time, the suit…
Rank this Week: 759

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 6

    UCLA Incident Highlights Campus Anti-Semitism

    UCLA Incident Highlights Campus Anti-Semitism
    An article posted yesterday, the New York Times explores anti-Semitism on American university campuses.  The article focuses primarily on an incident last month at UCLA involving a meeting on the nomination of a Jewish student to the…
  • Mar 6

    Indian Court Says Child Marriage Act Trumps Muslim Personal Law

    Indian Court Says Child Marriage Act Trumps Muslim Personal Law
    Z News reports that in India, the Madras High Court has held that the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006 takes precedence over the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act 1937, upholding an order of a district child welfare officer…
  • Mar 6

    Cardinal Edward Egan Dies At Age 82

    Cardinal Edward Egan Dies At Age 82
    Cardinal Edward M. Egan, former head of the Catholic Archdiocese of New York, died yesterday at the age of 82.  As reported by the New York Times, Egan was "a stern defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy." For example, Egan argued…
Rank this Week: 64

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Provides updates and commentary on current employment law headlines and topics. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Mar 6

    WIRTW #358 (the “appreciation” edition)

    WIRTW #358 (the “appreciation” edition)
    o your employees feel appreciated? Today is Employee Appreciation Day. However, if you limit your appreciation efforts to 0.38% of a year’s working days, I can flat-out guarantee that your employees do not feel appreciated (even on…
  • Mar 5

    Some harassment shouldn't be in the eye of the beholder

    Some harassment shouldn't be in the eye of the beholder
    A hostile work environment is hostile for one of two reasons—the alleged misconduct is either severe (overtly offensive), or pervasive (repeatedly offensive). The more severe the misconduct is, the less pervasive it has to be. In this…
  • Mar 4

    My latest column in Workforce: Absolut Commitment to Checking

    My latest column in Workforce: Absolut Commitment to Checking
    In addition to my daily blogging, I also write a monthly column in Workforce Magazine. Here’s my latest from the March edition, discussing the import of the Fair Credit Reporting Act on employment background checks—Absolut…
Rank this Week: 73

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Mar 6

    45 day Sentence for Assaulting NH Resident

    45 day Sentence for Assaulting NH Resident
    The Bangor Daily News reported that Sara N. Comtois who had been charged with gross sexual assault as a result of an incident at a local nursing home a year ago has pleaded guilty to lesser charges, according to documents filed in…
  • Mar 5

    Just 6 Months for Sexual Abuse

    Just 6 Months for Sexual Abuse
    The Daily News reported the tragic sexual abuse of a vulnerable nursing home resident.  The nurse who sexually abused the resident t with dementia took a plea deal that’ll send him behind bars for just six months.  Nanic…
  • Mar 4

    Lack of Staffing Led to Pelvic Fracture

    Lack of Staffing Led to Pelvic Fracture
    Oregon Live reported the recent lawsuit filed by David E. Pattison for neglect at Avamere Crestview of Portland.  Pattison was under doctor’s orders not to walk after back surgery, so he checked into Avamere.  The first…
Rank this Week: 66

South Carolina Lawyer Blog

South Carolina Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law issues and topics, including medical malpractice, product liability, and worker's compensation By Louthian Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.southcarolinalawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 6

    Bicycle Safety in South Carolina

    Bicycle Safety in South Carolina
    Each year, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) conducts a campaign to increase awareness about brain injuries — their causes, costs and treatment. It’s not just a matter of putting some comfy foam padding between your…
  • Feb 20

    FDA: Doing Their Job?

    FDA: Doing Their Job?
    According to its own website, the FDA “is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, quality, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products, and medical…
  • Feb 16

    Jeep Under Fire

    Jeep Under Fire
    We hope to see continuing news reports on what consumer activist Ralph Nader called “a modern day Pinto for soccer moms.” He was referring, of course, to the notorious Ford Pinto exploding gas tanks. In October of 2009, the Center…
Rank this Week: 879

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/
  • Mar 6

    Spring Break hiatus...

    Spring Break hiatus...
    ...at least for me, though my co-blogger Dan Filler may have some items. I'm also recuperating (alas) from another outpatient eye surgery for my on-going...
  • Mar 5

    A new on-line forum for serious book reviews: "The New Rambler"

    A new on-line forum for serious book reviews: "The New Rambler"
    Edited by my colleague Eric Posner, Adrian Vermeule (Harvard), and Blakey Vermeule (English, Stanford).
  • Mar 4

    Lateral hires with tenure, 2014-15

    Lateral hires with tenure, 2014-15
    MOVING TO FRONT--ORIGINALLY POSTED AUGUST 22, 2014 These are appointments with tenure that will begin in 2015; I will move this to the front at...
Rank this Week: 468

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

Covers law practice management, marketing, technology and legal careers.

http://lawyerist.com
  • Mar 6

    How to Run Effective Meeting

    How to Run Effective Meeting
    Meetings can be a huge waste of time for lawyers. Make yours more effective and waste less time with these tips.
  • Mar 5

    Get the Office 2016 for Mac Preview Right Now

    Get the Office 2016 for Mac Preview Right Now
    I feel like we were originally told this would be Office 2015, but whatever. You can get a not-4-years-old-and-feels-15-years-old version of Office for Mac right here, right now!
  • Mar 5

    Four Reasons Billing By the Hour is a Competitive Disadvantage

    Four Reasons Billing By the Hour is a Competitive Disadvantage
    The billable hour destroys innovation, it doesn't capture value, it is a terrible measure of performance, and causes tension between clients and lawyers. Increasingly, it also puts your firm at a competitive disadvantage.
Rank this Week: 189

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Mar 6

    Boutique law firm…

    Boutique law firm…
    …or spa law firm? “We understand that dealing with legal matters can be very stressful, so we try to tend to our clients’ every need to make their experience as stress-free and accommodating as possible. When you come into…
  • Mar 6

    “How Are Small Banks Faring under Dodd-Frank?”

    “How Are Small Banks Faring under Dodd-Frank?”
    New Cato Research Briefs in Economic Policy No. 20 takes up a question often raised in this space before [Hester Peirce, Ian Robinson, and Thomas Stratmann, Cato] Tags: banks, Dodd-Frank, small business “How Are Small Banks Faring under…
  • Mar 5

    “Applebee’s not liable for N.J. man burned while praying over fajita skillet”

    “Applebee’s not liable for N.J. man burned while praying over fajita skillet”
    “A New Jersey man cannot collect damages for burns he suffered while bowing his head in prayer over a sizzling steak fajita skillet at Applebee’s, a state appeals panel ruled.” [Religion News Service/Newark Star-Ledger]…
Rank this Week: 16

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
Rank this Week: 179

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

Covers juries, trial consulting, trial skills and litigation advocacy. By Keene Trial Consulting.

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Mar 6

    Update: Being neighborly may require a permit!  

    Update: Being neighborly may require a permit!  
    Three years ago, we wrote a post mentioning the viral spread of the Little Free Library. The idea is you put a small box outside your house filled with books. Passersby take one, trade one, return one, and so on. The movement, as we said in…
  • Mar 4

    The new issue of The Jury Expert has been  published

    The new issue of The Jury Expert has been  published
    The February 2015 issue of The Jury Expert has been uploaded and here’s what you’ll see if you visit the site: Why Women Speak Up in the Jury Room by Suann Ingle. Many of us have read the book Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. Suann…
  • Mar 2

     The gift of feeling powerful: “I find myself so inspiring”

     The gift of feeling powerful: “I find myself so inspiring”
    We have written about power poses and other strategies to help yourself feel powerful.  Be clear, though—you do not become more powerful by doing such things, but it might make you feel that way, which in itself can be communicated…
Rank this Week: 409

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Mar 6

    New Suit Alleging Nazis Forced Art Dealers to Sell Artifacts Under Dure

    New Suit Alleging Nazis Forced Art Dealers to Sell Artifacts Under Dure
    A lawsuit seeking return of a collection of artifacts, some dating back over 1,000 years, was filed last week in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. The claims are brought by heirs of Jewish art dealers that claim that in...
  • Mar 5

    Mounting Costs of Long-Term Care Insurance

    Mounting Costs of Long-Term Care Insurance
    For about 1.2 million Americans, Tom McInerney will be paying their nursing home bill. McInerney, 58, is the chief executive officer of Genworth Financial Inc., the giant of long-term care insurance. Long-term care policies written years ago…
  • Mar 5

    Article on the Institution of the Trust in Ireland

    Article on the Institution of the Trust in Ireland
    Oonagh B. Breen (University of California, Davis) recently published an article entitled, National Perspectives: The Institution of the Trust in Ireland, UCD Working Papers in Law, Criminology & Socio-Legal Studies Research Paper No.…
Rank this Week: 69

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Mar 6

    New class arbitration opinion: Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. v. Superior Court (Edwards)

    New class arbitration opinion: Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. v. Superior Court (Edwards)
    In Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. v. Superior Court (Edwards), ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Feb. 27, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Fourth Appellate District, Division One) considered an arbitration clause purporting to bar all class and…
  • Mar 5

    Thoughts on the oral argument in In re Cipro Cases I & II

    Thoughts on the oral argument in In re Cipro Cases I & II
    On Tuesday, March 3, 2015, I attended the oral argument in In re Cipro Cases I & II, No. S198616. (See this post for more on the case.) The argument was extremely interesting, and very well handled by both sides....
  • Mar 3

    Oral argument preview: In re Cipro Cases I & II

    Oral argument preview: In re Cipro Cases I & II
    This morning at 9:00 a.m. in San Francisco, the Court will hear oral argument in In re Cipro Cases I & II, No. S198616. This case involves some interesting questions of antitrust law as well as a sleeper UCL issue....
Rank this Week: 608

Charlotte Law Library News

Charlotte Law Library News

Covers research, books and library news. From the Charlotte School of Law library team.

http://charlottelawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Mar 6

    Charlotte School of Law Partners with Haitian Foundation “Rights For All”

    Charlotte School of Law Partners with Haitian Foundation “Rights For All”
    CharlotteLaw to provide pro bono, externship, and law clinic in Haiti Charlotte School of Law has entered into a cooperative agreement with a renowned Haitian foundation in an effort to increase the access to justice for Haitian…
  • Mar 6

    Congratulations to the ABA Law Student Division Chapter!

    Congratulations to the ABA Law Student Division Chapter!
    Congratulations to the ABA Law Student Division chapter on their many successes this year. CSL was represented by more than a dozen students at the Fourth Circuit Meeting held at The William & Mary School of Law in Williamsburg, Virginia.…
  • Mar 5

    ALR Student’s Corner: The Central Intelligence Agency’s Website

    ALR Student’s Corner: The Central Intelligence Agency’s Website
    The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is responsible for providing national security intelligence to US policymakers. The CIA’s website states that its mission is to “preempt threats and further US national security objectives by…
Rank this Week: 483

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Mar 6

    Larry Summers Comes Out Against Exclusionary Zoning

    Larry Summers Comes Out Against Exclusionary Zoning
    One paragraph on a larger shift in former Harvard President's thinking: I spoke with Summers on the phone last week to get more details about his thinking. One of his central goals, he said, is to make sure that “workers...
  • Mar 6

    Odinet on Special Districts in Real Estate Finance

    Odinet on Special Districts in Real Estate Finance
    Christopher Odinet (Southern) has posted Super-Liens to the Rescue? A Case Against Special Districts in Real Estate Finance (Washington and Lee Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: In a time of limited resources and sluggish economic…
  • Mar 6

    Di Robilant on Populist Property Law

    Di Robilant on Populist Property Law
    Anna Di Robilant (Boston University) has posted Populist Property Law on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This article tells the story of the National Reformers’ Association and the National Farmers’ Alliance. These 19th century American…
Rank this Week: 215

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Mar 6

    Number of LSAT Test-Takers, Law School Applicants at 30+ Year Low

    Number of LSAT Test-Takers, Law School Applicants at 30+ Year Low
    LSAC has announced that it administered 101,689 LSATs in 2014-15, a 3.6% decline from the prior year and the lowest amount in the 27 years that the LSAC has been releasing this information: LSAC also has announced that "as of 2/27/15,…
  • Mar 6

    Sweet Briar College to Close; Who Gets the $80 Million Endowment?

    Sweet Briar College to Close; Who Gets the $80 Million Endowment?
    Inside Higher Ed, Who Gets the Endowment: Sweet Briar College’s closure seems all the more stunning given how much money it has socked away: more than $80 million in its endowment. The women’s college in rural Virginia announced this week…
  • Mar 6

    L.A. Times: Classroom Technology Bans Improve Student Performance

    L.A. Times: Classroom Technology Bans Improve Student Performance
    Los Angeles Time, Classes That Go Off the Grid Help Students Focus: USC professor Geoffrey Cowan is a scholar of free speech and communication. But Cowan, the former dean of the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, insists that…
Rank this Week: 54

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 254

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/
  • Mar 6

    EVENT: University of Cambridge – EU Internet Regulation After Google Spain

    EVENT: University of Cambridge – EU Internet Regulation After Google Spain
    ‘This one-day conference, made possible as a result of a kind donation from Hogan Lovells, will explore the implications of C-131/12 Google Spain; Google v Agencia Española de Protección de Datos (AEPD), Mario Costeja…
  • Mar 6

    BAILII: Recent Decision

    BAILII: Recent Decision
    Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) JC & Ors v R. [2015] EWCA Crim 210 (26 February 2015) Akhtar v R [2015] EWCA Crim 176 (26 February 2015) Court of Appeal (Civil Division) Smyth v The Secretary of State for Communities And Local…
  • Mar 6

    Integral Petroleum SA v SCU-Finanz AG – WLR Daily

    Integral Petroleum SA v SCU-Finanz AG – WLR Daily
    Integral Petroleum SA v SCU-Finanz AG [2015] EWCA Civ 144; [2015] WLR (D) 97 ‘Where a contract had been signed by only one of a company’s two joint signatories, the question of whether the company was bound by the contract was…
Rank this Week: 5

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Mar 6

    In Praise of Accountability

    In Praise of Accountability
    Jeremy Waldron, Accountability: Fundamental to Democracy (April 2014), available at SSRN.Edward RubinAccountability is a term that gets bandied about a great deal these days, sometimes as a criticism of regulatory government (agencies…
  • Mar 5

    Not Business as Usual for In-House Counsel

    Not Business as Usual for In-House Counsel
    Anton R. Valukas, for Jenner & Block, Report to Board of Directors of General Motors Company Regarding Ignition Switch Recalls (2014).W. Bradley WendelOne of the most interesting things written about professional responsibility in 2014 is…
  • Mar 4

    Big Data and Deterrence

    Big Data and Deterrence
    Zenon Zabinski and Bernard Black, The Deterrent Effect of Tort Law: Evidence from Medical Malpractice Reform, available at SSRN.Nora EngstromIn a provocative new piece, Zenon Zabinski and Bernard Black address one of the most stubborn…
Rank this Week: 287

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Mar 6

    More on “SEC v. China: Tug-of-War Over Audit Files Finally Ends!”

    More on “SEC v. China: Tug-of-War Over Audit Files Finally Ends!”
    Recently, I blogged about how the China-based affiliates of the Big 4 (Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PwC) settled SEC administrative charges by each paying $500k and admitting that prior to the commencement of the…
  • Mar 5

    ISS’ Equity Plan Scorecard: 3 New FAQs Added

    ISS’ Equity Plan Scorecard: 3 New FAQs Added
    A few days ago, ISS released the following three new FAQs to its “Equity Plan Scorecard FAQs” (so there were 20 FAQs before; now there are 23): FAQ #11: Are there additional factors that could result in a recommendation on an…
  • Mar 4

    Disclosure Usability: GE’s Next-Gen 10-K!

    Disclosure Usability: GE’s Next-Gen 10-K!
    In an effort to entice more investors to read it, General Electric has overhauled its Form 10-K this year – and the final product is quite impressive. In a nutshell, the company has applied its enhanced usability principles that it…
Rank this Week: 245

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 6

    Margot Bentley case highlights irrelevance of living wills in BC

    Margot Bentley case highlights irrelevance of living wills in BC
    CBC News in British Columbia is carrying a story about Margot Bentley. Mrs. Bentley is at the centre of a court case that will hit home for a lot of people. Apparently in 1991 she wrote a document that is referred to as a "Living…
  • Mar 5

    My aunt made me executor and beneficiary, then I signed as witness. Is the will valid?

    My aunt made me executor and beneficiary, then I signed as witness. Is the will valid?
    Every now and then I hear from a reader whose story just makes me wince. It's usually a story about someone who tried to do something nice for someone they cared about, but ended up leaving nothing but a headache. Not surprisingly, many of…
  • Mar 4

    Orillia couple jailed for elder abuse

    Orillia couple jailed for elder abuse
      Back in October, I blogged about the case of Viola Simonds. It was one of the most shocking, bleak, and heart-breaking cases of elder abuse I had ever heard. Mrs Simonds, 76 years old, was found naked, filthy, covered in vomit and feces,…
Rank this Week: 347

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Mar 6

    "Is There a Future for Involuntary Treatment in Rights-Based Mental Health Law?"

    "Is There a Future for Involuntary Treatment in Rights-Based Mental Health Law?"
    Recently published in SSRN (and recently published in 21 Psychiatry, Psychology and Law 747 (2014)): "Is There a Future for Involuntary Treatment in Rights-Based Mental Health Law?" SASCHA M. CALLAGHAN, University of Sydney CHRISTOPHER RYAN,…
  • Mar 5

    "How Deceptive are Deceptive Visualizations?: An Empirical Analysis of Common Distortion Techniques"

    "How Deceptive are Deceptive Visualizations?: An Empirical Analysis of Common Distortion Techniques"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming in Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2015): "How Deceptive are Deceptive Visualizations?: An Empirical Analysis of Common Distortion Techniques" ANSHUL VIKRAM…
  • Mar 5

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Use of Neuroscience in Law May Face Political Resistance, ScienceDaily In The Popular Press: Descendants of Holocaust Survivors Have Altered Stress Hormones, Scientific American Chinese speakers use…
Rank this Week: 923

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Mar 6

    Sheriffs file Supremacy Clause suit to stop pot in Colorado

    Sheriffs file Supremacy Clause suit to stop pot in Colorado
    A second legal challenge is emerging in the federal court system to Colorado’s legalization of marijuana, with the latest lawsuit repeating a challenge on constitutional grounds.
  • Mar 6

    Dred Scott decision still resonates today

    Dred Scott decision still resonates today
    On March 6, 1857, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Dred Scott case, which had a direct impact on the coming of the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln's presidency four years later.
  • Mar 5

    Podcast: Can a few words shut down Obamacare?

    Podcast: Can a few words shut down Obamacare?
    Jonathan H. Adler from Case Western Reserve University and Nicholas Bagley from the University of Michigan join National Constitution Center president Jeffrey Rosen to analyze the core constitutional arguments in the latest Obamacare…
Rank this Week: 877

DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

Thoughts and impressions regarding the workers' compensation industry throughout the United States including all state systems. By David J. DePaolo.

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 6

    It's We

    It's We
    What I learned at the Workers' Compensation Research Institute's annual conference in Boston yesterday was a lot of what we basically already know - except well supported by data.That's not a bad thing either.We know, for instance that when…
  • Mar 5

    Cost of Being Society

    Cost of Being Society
    I haven't yet checked into the Workers' Compensation Research Institute's annual conference in Boston this morning, but I'm sure the attendees will have the latest scathing reports about workers' compensation published by ProPublica and the…
  • Mar 4

    Non-Competitive Damage

    Non-Competitive Damage
    If workers' compensation benefits were adequate to satisfy Nina Pham, would she still pursue a civil lawsuit against the parent company of her employer?Pham was the first nurse infected with Ebola in the United States. She contracted the…
Rank this Week: 540

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

Features updates on regulatory and public policy matters in Washington, DC in national security, trade, and international law.

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • Mar 6

    Holding Cuban Serial Human Rights Abusers Accountable

    Holding Cuban Serial Human Rights Abusers Accountable
    Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, as well as scores of senior and mid-level Cuban regime officials are worried about the future; some of them, for their very lives and personal freedom. And while very few people in this town want to talk about…
  • Mar 5

    Snowden Still A Traitor, Now Talks Like a Loser Too

    Snowden Still A Traitor, Now Talks Like a Loser Too
    “I would love to go back and face a fair trial, but unfortunately … there is no fair trial available, on offer right now,” Snowden told the Canadian media. Who does this fellow think he is? He’s been in Russia one day…
  • Feb 22

    Trouble Brewing in Nicaragua

    Trouble Brewing in Nicaragua
    If an American corporation engaged in unlawful property confiscations in rural areas of Nicaragua, with the full cooperation of the Nicaraguan military, it would be front page news at the New York Times and other progressive news…
Rank this Week: 458

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. (Personal Injury, Social Security Disability)

About the ways injured and disabled persons are mistreated by governments and insurance companies.

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Mar 6

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    This is an incredibly cool commercial for Honda products.
  • Mar 5

    Vehicle Safety Additions for Motorist

    Vehicle Safety Additions for Motorist
    When it comes to being as safe as possible behind the wheel, most drivers automatically think of standard equipment like air bags. While these are certainly important, there are other upgrades that people can consider to improve their driving…
  • Mar 4

    How To Make Sure You Get Fair Compensation When You Are Dealing With A Personal Injury

    How To Make Sure You Get Fair Compensation When You Are Dealing With A Personal Injury
    A personal injury can cause many problems in your life. It can cause serious financial problems if you have extensive medical bills, not to mention the physical toll it can take on your body. You can file a claim against the responsible…
Rank this Week: 537

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Mar 6

    Dred Scott Decision Announced by the U.S. Supreme Court, March 6, 1857

    Dred Scott Decision Announced by the U.S. Supreme Court, March 6, 1857
    The infamous Dred Scott case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court after winding through trials and appeals in both state and federal courts. By the time it reached the Court, the main issues were whether the Court had jurisdiction and…
  • Mar 5

    Fending Off the Sharks: The Fight to Keep Consumer Protections in Payday Lending

    Fending Off the Sharks: The Fight to Keep Consumer Protections in Payday Lending
    Social Justice Monday – March 2, 2015 Submitted by Justin Abbasi, Law Library Intern Would you take out a loan with an APR of 391%? That’s what thousands of low and moderate income people end up having to do to cover unexpected…
  • Mar 4

    Today in Legal History: Constitution Goes into Effect

    Today in Legal History: Constitution Goes into Effect
    The Constitutional Convention was the result of intense negotiation and compromise, although it is said that George Washington, who was president of the assembly, spent much of that time fishing. One of the central controversies was the form…
Rank this Week: 429

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Mar 6

    Oxfam America Argues SEC Has “Unlawfully Withheld And Unreasonably Delayed” Resource Extraction Rule

    Oxfam America Argues SEC Has “Unlawfully Withheld And Unreasonably Delayed” Resource Extraction Rule
    I’ve often wished that my legal acumen could be judged by the same standard as professional baseball players.  If that were the case, I could be wrong nearly 60% of the time and yet be considered one of the greatest legal…
  • Mar 5

    Bill Would Authorize Payments For Commercial Loan Referral

    Bill Would Authorize Payments For Commercial Loan Referral
    California State Senator Marty Block has introduced a bill, SB 197, that would authorize a licensed finance lender to compensate an unlicensed person or company in connection with the referral of one or more prospective borrowers to the…
  • Mar 4

    Are LLC Interests Securities in California?

    Are LLC Interests Securities in California?
    Does California consider membership interests in a limited liability company to be securities?  There are two correct answers to this question – yes and no. As I discussed a few years back, the California Corporate Securities Law…
Rank this Week: 224

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Mar 6

    Five Ways to Revive Your LinkedIn Profile

    Five Ways to Revive Your LinkedIn Profile
    If you've been away from LinkedIn for a while, or have just changed jobs or focus, it might be time to check out the social networking site's new features and update your profile. Why focus on LinkedIn? Survey after survey (including Attorney…
  • Mar 5

    Future Perfect: Staged Business Planning for Law Firm

    Future Perfect: Staged Business Planning for Law Firm
    This is probably wishful thinking, but wouldn’t it be nice if every solo practitioner and small law firm had a business plan? I mean, mostly nice for them. Probably not for their competitors ... or for me. I’ve become somewhat…
  • Mar 4

    Law Firm Leaders on Twitter: Pros and Con

    Law Firm Leaders on Twitter: Pros and Con
    Leading a law firm is often compared to being the chief herder at a cat ranch. On the communications front, the managing partners at a law firm are challenged not only with what to say to their colleagues and clients but when and how to say…
Rank this Week: 310