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Microjuris al Día

Microjuris al Día

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

http://aldia.microjuris.com/
  • Oct 21

    Se examina alternativa estructural al Archivo General de Puerto Rico

    Se examina alternativa estructural al Archivo General de Puerto Rico
    La directora del Archivo General de Puerto Rico, Karin O. Cardona de Jesús, solicitó una nueva estructura que reúna los requisitos necesarios para poder conservar los documentos históricos que posee el…
  • Oct 21

    Foro sobre colegiación integrada para estudiantes de Derecho

    Foro sobre colegiación integrada para estudiantes de Derecho
    Los capítulos de la Asociación Nacional de Estudiantes de Derecho (ANED) de la Escuela de Derecho de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico y Escuela de Derecho de la…
  • Oct 21

    Policías no pueden ser acusados por delito de posesión ilegal de arma de fuego, dice el Supremo

    Policías no pueden ser acusados por delito de posesión ilegal de arma de fuego, dice el Supremo
    Descarga el documento: El Pueblo v. Negrón Nazario El 3 de septiembre de 2010, el Sr. Elvin Negrón Nazario, que era agente de la Policía de Puerto Rico, se encontraba libre de sus funciones y estaba compartiendo en un…
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Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Recent Meeting Between Canadian Library Association Exec and Library and Archives Canada Management

    Recent Meeting Between Canadian Library Association Exec and Library and Archives Canada Management
    Late last month, the Executive Council of the Canadian Library Association (CLA) met with senior management of Library and Archives Canada (LAC), including Dr. Guy Berthiaume, the LAC's new head.The CLA has published a summary of the…
  • Oct 20

    Former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Louise Arbour Inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame

    Former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Louise Arbour Inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame
    The Honourable Louise Arbour, who was a Supreme Court of Canada justice from 1999 to 2004, was recently inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.Madam Justice Arbour has also worked as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Chief…
  • Oct 17

    September/October 2014 Issue of AALL Spectrum

    September/October 2014 Issue of AALL Spectrum
    The September/October 2014 issue of AALL Spectrum, a monthly publication of the American Association of Law Libraries, is available. Among this month's selection of articles:Public Relations: Outstanding Achievements: "The marketing strategy…
Rank this Week: 584

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    PRB Recommends Repatriation for One Saudi Detainee, Continued Detention for Another

    PRB Recommends Repatriation for One Saudi Detainee, Continued Detention for Another
    Yesterday the Periodic Review Board recommended the repatriation of Muhammad Murdi Issa al-Zahrani, a Saudi detainee who has been held in Guantanamo for 12 years after being captured in Afghanistan in 2002. The Board’s short…
  • Oct 21

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    According to Reuters, the United Kingdom has authorized “spy planes and armed drones to fly surveillance missions over Syria.” London’s statement that it would send Reaper drones and Rivet Joint surveillance aircraft to the…
  • Oct 21

    Some Implications of President Obama’s Plans to Sidestep Congress on Iranian Sanction

    Some Implications of President Obama’s Plans to Sidestep Congress on Iranian Sanction
    David Sanger recently reported that the Executive branch thinks it can suspend “the vast majority” of congressional sanctions unilaterally if it reaches a deal with Iran to forestall that nation’s nuclear weapons…
Rank this Week: 115

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Oct 21

    "What Law Schools Can Learn from Dental Schools in the 1980s Regarding the Consequences of a Decline in Applicants"

    "What Law Schools Can Learn from Dental Schools in the 1980s Regarding the Consequences of a Decline in Applicants"
    That's the provocative title of this blog post by Professor Jerry Organ, which offers a very thoughtful and clearheaded analysis of the issues many U.S. law schools are currently facing. If you're wondering about the future of legal…
  • Oct 20

    Public Comments on Proposed Washington State LLLT RPC

    Public Comments on Proposed Washington State LLLT RPC
    The Washington State Supreme Court has posted proposed Rules of Professional Conduct for Limited License Legal Technicians (LLLTs) for public comment. The Washington Supreme Court recently authorized LLLTs to practice law in specific areas…
  • Oct 20

    Facebook and Zuckerberg sue DLA Piper and other lawyers for malicious prosecution

    Facebook and Zuckerberg sue DLA Piper and other lawyers for malicious prosecution
    Complaint is below. In the underlying matter, forged documents were the basis for a suit by Paul Ceglia against Facebook and Zuckerberg, alleging that Ceglia owned a huge chunk of Facebook. (Ceglia's in criminal law trouble these days. We…
Rank this Week: 86

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 100

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Oct 21

    Study Space in Warsaw, Poland, June 2015 now accepting application

    Study Space in Warsaw, Poland, June 2015 now accepting application
    The Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth at Georgia State University College of Law would like to invite you to apply for Study Space VIII, Phoenix Cities: Urban Recovery and Resilience in the Wake of Conflict, Crisis…
  • Oct 20

    Yale Law CED clinical fellowship opportunity seeking application

    Yale Law CED clinical fellowship opportunity seeking application
    YALE LAW SCHOOL LUDWIG CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP Community and Economic Development Clinic Yale Law School seeks applications for the Ludwig Clinical Fellowship, a two-year position beginning on July 1, 2015. The Fellowship is designed for a lawyer…
  • Oct 20

    Costs and Consequences of Climate Change: Land Use Climate Change Bubbles: Part II

    Costs and Consequences of Climate Change: Land Use Climate Change Bubbles: Part II
    The following is excerpted from Land Use and Climate Change Bubbles: Resilience, Retreat, and Due Diligence by Prof. John R. Nolon. For the first post on this topic, click here. “The financial crisis of…2008 was not a single event but...
Rank this Week: 225

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Oct 21

    The ‘genius’ class action lawsuit by the Canadian Hockey League

    The ‘genius’ class action lawsuit by the Canadian Hockey League
    The lawsuit filed last week by the junior hockey players against the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) has been classified by Toronto employment lawyer, Daniel Lublin, as ‘genius’.  After all, it is the first case where junior…
  • Oct 16

    Employers beware of ‘Dependent’ Contractor

    Employers beware of ‘Dependent’ Contractor
    When an employer decides to hire for their business, they can recruit employees, independent contractors or dependent contractors.  Distinguishing the difference can be difficult, and noting the significant advantages and disadvantages…
  • Oct 10

    Employment termination

    Employment termination
    Employment terminations can be cruel, and finding a lawyer that suits your wallet, is intimidating.  All termination scenarios vary from employee to employee, and finding a lawyer to counsel you every step of the way is the best…
Rank this Week: 268

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Oct 21

    Rights group finds evidence of cluster bombs in eastern Ukraine

    Rights group finds evidence of cluster bombs in eastern Ukraine
    [JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Monday reported [HRW report] on evidence of the use of cluster bombs by the Ukrainian government on the city of Donetsk, a heavily populated civilian area in eastern Ukraine. The bombs…
  • Oct 21

    Mississippi same-sex marriage ban challenged

    Mississippi same-sex marriage ban challenged
    [JURIST] Two same-sex couples filed [complaint, PDF] a lawsuit against the state of Mississippi on Monday challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban. The Campaign for Southern Equality [advocacy website], which filed the suit on behalf of…
  • Oct 21

    Panama Supreme Court judge suspended over corruption charge

    Panama Supreme Court judge suspended over corruption charge
    [JURIST] Panama officials on Monday suspended a justice of the Supreme Court [official website, in Spanish] over corruption charges in a landmark case. Alejandro Moncada has been battling accusations that he profited from his ties with former…
Rank this Week: 15

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Oct 21

    Alberta care homes fight to prevent release of financial report

    Alberta care homes fight to prevent release of financial report
    Via the Calgary Herald: A continuing care operator is fighting a recent ruling by Alberta’s information czar that would reveal how hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars are spent each year at the province’s nursing homes and supportive…
  • Oct 21

    The Straightforward Pension System

    The Straightforward Pension System
    The New York Times ran a story on October 11, 2014 about the Dutch pension system. No Smoke, No Mirrors: The Dutch Pension Plan focuses on the straightforward way that the Netherlands runs their pension program. "The Dutch system…
  • Oct 20

    Improvements Coming to Nursing Home Compare

    Improvements Coming to Nursing Home Compare
    Earlier this month, CMS announced that it was going to update and improve the Nursing Home Compare site, which should result in more accurate information available for consumers. According to the October 6, 2014 press release, "the…
Rank this Week: 548

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/
  • Oct 21

    In Re J.S. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 11, 2014)

    In Re J.S. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 11, 2014)
    I can summarize this opinion in three words:"And" means and.Under ICWA, an "Indian child" is "either (a) a member of an Indian tribe or (b) is eligible for membership in an Indian tribe and is the biological child of a member of an Indian…
  • Oct 20

    US v. Fowlkes (9th Cir. - Aug. 25, 2014)

    US v. Fowlkes (9th Cir. - Aug. 25, 2014)
    I'll merely recite the relevant facts of this case without (much) commentary.  With the caveat that they are a little gross, so the squeamish might want to skip to the next post:The defendant (Mark Fowlkes) is a big guy, and the DEA…
  • Oct 17

    Johnson v. Appellate Division (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 17, 2014)

    Johnson v. Appellate Division (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 17, 2014)
    The Court of Appeal confirms today that when CCP says that you have to have "three judges" on the panels that hears appeals, it really means "three".  Not two.  Three.  Even if two judges are enough to issue a judgment.You…
Rank this Week: 111

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Oct 21

    Optimal Leniency Programs when Firms Have Cumulative and Asymmetric Evidence

    Optimal Leniency Programs when Firms Have Cumulative and Asymmetric Evidence
    Marc Blatter, Winand Emons, and Silvio Sticher analyze Optimal Leniency Programs when Firms Have Cumulative and Asymmetric Evidence. ABSTRACT: An antitrust authority deters collusion using fines and a leniency program. Unlike in most of the…
  • Oct 21

    Fight Cartels or Control Mergers? On the Optimal Allocation of enforcement Efforts within Competition Policy

    Fight Cartels or Control Mergers? On the Optimal Allocation of enforcement Efforts within Competition Policy
    Andreea Cosnita (EconomiX - CNRS) and Jean-Philippe Tropeano (CES) ask Fight Cartels or Control Mergers? On the Optimal Allocation of enforcement Efforts within Competition Policy. ABSTRACT: This paper deals with the optimal enforcement of…
  • Oct 21

    CPI Antitrust Chronicle - Protectionism and Merger Control

    CPI Antitrust Chronicle - Protectionism and Merger Control
    CPI Antitrust Chronicle - Protectionism and Merger Control In this issue: Protectionist sentiments are becoming more significant in merger control considerations, especially in Europe. Can public interest exemptions or other protectionist…
Rank this Week: 49

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Forfeiture v. Sound Analysi

    Forfeiture v. Sound Analysi
    Here's footnote 5 of an opinion published here, issued after a rehearing petition in an anti-SLAPP appeal:This issue of first impression was first raised in defendants’ petition for rehearing. Ordinarily we might treat it as…
  • Oct 20

    Appellate Panel Must Have 3 Judge

    Appellate Panel Must Have 3 Judge
    Today's MetNews reports on Johnson v. Appellate Division in Court of Appeal Rejects Use of Two-Judge Appellate Panel in Superior Court. Code of Civil Procedure 77(b) provides that in each superior court appellate division, "no more than…
  • Oct 14

    2d DCA pro tem update

    2d DCA pro tem update
    Assigned JudgesThe following are currently sitting on assignment:Judge Rita Miller of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division One until November 30, 2014 Judge Lee Edmon of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will…
Rank this Week: 98

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

Tracks judicial, legislative, policy, and academic developments concerning medical futility. By Professor Thaddeus Mason Pope.

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Barbara Mancini: Innocent of Assisted Suicide

    Barbara Mancini: Innocent of Assisted Suicide
    The Hamline Health Law Institute and Compassion & Choices are pleased to host: Barbara Mancini: Innocent of Assisted Suicide5:30 p.m. Reception 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PresentationThursday, November 13, 2014Kay…
  • Oct 21

    North Dakota Personhood Amendment - Impact on End-of-Life Care

    North Dakota Personhood Amendment - Impact on End-of-Life Care
    On November 4, North Dakota residents will vote on eight ballot initiatives, one of which would amend the state constitution. If passed, the ballot initiative would add a new section to article I of the North Dakota Constitution:…
  • Oct 20

    Jean Davies - Successful VSED

    Jean Davies - Successful VSED
    Octogenarian Jean Davies, who is also a right-to-die campaigner, successfully used VSED to hasten her death.   She stopped drinking water on 16 September and passed away on 1 October.  (Sunday…
Rank this Week: 462

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

Provides global privacy and information security law updates and analysis. By Hunton & Williams.

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    CFPB Updates GLB Privacy Rule to Allow Online Privacy Notice

    CFPB Updates GLB Privacy Rule to Allow Online Privacy Notice
    On October 20, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that it has finalized a rule that enables financial institutions to publish their financial privacy notices online instead of mailing them to their customers.
  • Oct 20

    German DPAs Adopt Resolutions Regarding “Connected Cars” and Cooperation with Competition Authoritie

    German DPAs Adopt Resolutions Regarding “Connected Cars” and Cooperation with Competition Authoritie
    On October 9, 2014, the 88th Conference of the German Data Protection Commissioners concluded in Hamburg. Several resolutions were adopted at this biannual conference, including resolutions addressing privacy in "connected cars" and the…
  • Oct 17

    Obama’s New Executive Order Focuses on Securing Consumer Payment

    Obama’s New Executive Order Focuses on Securing Consumer Payment
    Today, the White House announced that the President signed a new executive order focused on cybersecurity. The signed executive order, entitled Improving the Security of Consumer Financial Transactions, focuses on securing consumer…
Rank this Week: 78

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 14

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

Features news and Information for and about organizational ombuds. By Tom Kosakowski.

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Job Posting: East Carolina University

    Job Posting: East Carolina University
    The public university in Greenville, North Carolina is hiring a Director of Conflict Resolution and Mediation Programs.  Reporting to an Associate Provost, the position will provide leadership and oversight of the informal resolution…
  • Oct 20

    Job Posting: Prince George's County Public School

    Job Posting: Prince George's County Public School
    The large school district in Maryland has reopened the search for an Ombudsman.  The job description, qualifications, and pay range have been revised significantly from the prior search in May.  According to the job posting,…
  • Oct 17

    Webinar to Feature Ombuds from University of Denver and University of Connecticut

    Webinar to Feature Ombuds from University of Denver and University of Connecticut
    The alternative dispute resolution portal will host a webinar on the evening of October 23 on, "Peer Case Consultation: an Approach to Professional Development."  The  presenters will be Jenna Brown, the Ombuds at the University of…
Rank this Week: 208

Gallagher Blogs

Gallagher Blogs

Features library news and legal research tips. From the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library of the University of Washington School of Law.

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Fashion and Congress Do a Little Turn on the Legislative Catwalk

    Fashion and Congress Do a Little Turn on the Legislative Catwalk
    Piracy in fashion is nothing new, we've blogged about it many times before:The Law and CopycatsCrocs Chomps on Lawsuit Victory Against CounterfeitersTrue Religion Wins Default Judgment in Counterfeit SuitIs C. Wonder a Tory Burch Rip-Off?It…
  • Oct 17

    Former Washington Supreme Court Justice Robert Utter Die

    Former Washington Supreme Court Justice Robert Utter Die
    Justice Robert Utter, a UW Law grad '54, and former Justice on the Washington State Supreme Court, passed yesterday at 84.Justice Utter served on the King County Superior Court (1959-69), the Washington Court of Appeals (1969-71), and the…
  • Oct 15

    Street Harassment is NOT Okay!

    Street Harassment is NOT Okay!
    Have you ever experienced being groped or harassed while on public transit, in crowd or maybe even just walking down a sidewalk in broad daylight?  If so, did you report it?Sadly, many victims of harassment are hesitant to report…
Rank this Week: 687

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Yet another upcoming event at which I'll be a speaker

    Yet another upcoming event at which I'll be a speaker
    On Thursday, October 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, NYU Law School will be hosting a book event for Ed Kleinbard's We Are Better Than This: How Government should Spend Our Money.  At this session, Ed will speak for a while, then Linda Sugin…
  • Oct 21

    Roundtable discussion on corporate inversion

    Roundtable discussion on corporate inversion
    This Thursday, October 23, from 12 to 2 pm at the Fordham School of Law, I will be participating in a roundtable discussion on tax inversions.  Details are available here, and you can register for free on-line.The other panelists will be…
  • Oct 20

    New project

    New project
    I've been reluctant to mention this here, for fear of jinxing a still inchoate new thing, but I appear to be moving towards (and into) a new book project, inspired by one of the small sidelights in the Piketty article that I coauthored with…
Rank this Week: 935

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/
  • Oct 21

    White House Announces 2014 Tribal Nations Conference

    White House Announces 2014 Tribal Nations Conference
    The White House press release: THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 20, 2014 President Obama Announces 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, December 3,…
  • Oct 21

    Tenth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of State Law Employment Claims against Ute Tribe

    Tenth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of State Law Employment Claims against Ute Tribe
    Here is the opinion in Becker v. Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah Reservation. Briefs are here. Lower court materials here.
  • Oct 21

    Feedback Request, National Experts List

    Feedback Request, National Experts List
    At a tribal court/state court collaboration meeting, some state court judges raised the idea of creating a national experts list that state court judges and staff can access when Tribal Law and Federal Indian Law questions arise. I…
Rank this Week: 132

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Covers employee benefits related to labor and employment matters. By Keith R. McMurdy of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://employeebenefits.foxrothschild.com/
  • Oct 21

    To Have an Expert of Not: A Fiduciary’s Quandary

    To Have an Expert of Not: A Fiduciary’s Quandary
    I am working on some cases now that involve allegations of misuse of an expert by a fiduciary of a benefit plan.  Consequently, I have been reading a lot of articles and cases relating to the fiduciary duty and expert advice.  As a…
  • Oct 16

    It’s Not Easy Having Plans: Revising Benefits Can Give Rise to Other Claim

    It’s Not Easy Having Plans: Revising Benefits Can Give Rise to Other Claim
    As employers continue preparing for health plan changes that take place in 2015 under the ACA, I have been following a number of developments that remind me of the importance of thinking globally with respect to revisions to benefits. …
  • Oct 8

    Locating Missing Particiants, Or at Least Trying To

    Locating Missing Particiants, Or at Least Trying To
    One of the most frustrating things about benefit plans is that they have participants, participants are people and people sometimes disappear.  It is unfortunately a fact of plan administration and it can be a problem.  Plan…
Rank this Week: 817

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Oct 21

    Direct Democracy: Ties between Switzerland and the U.S.

    Direct Democracy: Ties between Switzerland and the U.S.
    The following is a guest post by Dr. Goran Seferovic. Goran is a senior research associate at the University of Zurich’s Institute of Law and has been our scholar in residence at the Law Library of Congress this past…
  • Oct 20

    Budget Resolutions and Authorizing Legislation

    Budget Resolutions and Authorizing Legislation
    I have previously written about the budget process and appropriations.  Now, I am turning to authorization legislation. In theory, process for funding the government is an orderly one in which each year the President proposes a…
  • Oct 17

    A Moving Story – Pic of the Week

    A Moving Story – Pic of the Week
    Hey!  Does the Law Library Reading Room think that they get to have all the fun? Stand back Public Services Division! We’ll see your 40,000 volume move to temporary space pending the construction of the new and improved Law Library…
Rank this Week: 290

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment discrimination, severance, wage violations, sexual harassment and civil rights. By The Harman Firm, P.C.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 470

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

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

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Spencer on Mediation!

    Spencer on Mediation!
    "The first thing you do, is to try to dress like Nucky Thompson."Of course I kid -- here he offers good advice to those unfamiliar with the legal process.Nice to see him back!
  • Oct 20

    Rule 11, Rule!

    Rule 11, Rule!
    This is how it's done."The decision that I make today is based on legal conclusions rather than policy considerations. I believe the first duty of the AG is to be a good lawyer. Lawyers live under rule 11, which provides it is unethical for a…
  • Oct 20

    Question: Does This Seem Libelous?

    Question: Does This Seem Libelous?
    According to newly-invested Judge Bloom (congratulations!!), it just might:What in Tarnation is a Surrogate Dibble, No way this can be a real human beings name, low class redneck pig excrement, redneck asshole, PATHETIC, LOWCLASS, INBRED…
Rank this Week: 82

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
  • Oct 21

    Israel/Palestine Conflict: Why now is the time to change to a human rights approach

    Israel/Palestine Conflict: Why now is the time to change to a human rights approach
    The same day Ban Ki Moon, UN Secretary General, visited the Gaza Strip saying, “a restrictive occupation that has lasted almost half a century, the continued denial of Palestinian rights and the lack of tangible progress in peace…
  • Oct 16

    Not a Laughing Matter: Famed Comedian Supports Call for Release of Iranian Physicist

    Not a Laughing Matter: Famed Comedian Supports Call for Release of Iranian Physicist
    Maz Jobrani, the popular Iranian-American comedian, usually makes people laugh. But now he has set mirth aside to send a serious message to the Iranian authorities: they should release noted physicist and prisoner of conscience Omid Kokabee,…
  • Oct 16

    End Saudi Arabia’s relentless crackdown on civil and political rights activist

    End Saudi Arabia’s relentless crackdown on civil and political rights activist
    By Lara-Zuzan Golesorkhi, Amnesty International Saudi Arabia Country Specialist It didn’t have to happen this way in Saudi Arabia. Earlier this decade, Saudi human rights activists saw promise for change, saw their efforts paying off.…
Rank this Week: 39

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

Features research tips, pop culture, and legal news. By the Georgia State University Law Library.

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Oct 21

    Free Online Georgia Legal Resource

    Free Online Georgia Legal Resource
      By Mark Stuckey I know that no one here at the College of Law wants to believe it, but there will come a time when you need legal resources and not have (free) access to the panaceas that are Westlaw Next, Lexis Advance, or even…
  • Oct 16

    Pro Bono: Give Back before You Graduate

    Pro Bono: Give Back before You Graduate
    In honor of ABA’s Pro Bono week (Oct. 19-25), here is some information about the many opportunities in which you can gain hands-on experience helping your community while still in law school. In order to help you gain real world…
  • Oct 10

    Don’t Worry Be Happy

    Don’t Worry Be Happy
    by Murtaza Khwaja As fall strikes Atlanta, with cool winds blowing away the long summer days and bringing us a cornucopia of pumpkin flavored everything, from our coffees to tree leaves, students in the law school may be feeling trapped,…
Rank this Week: 741

Article 3

Article 3

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

http://www.article-3.com/
  • Oct 21

    The Shellshock Virus: Yet Another Way For Hackers To Steal Your Information

    The Shellshock Virus: Yet Another Way For Hackers To Steal Your Information
    The emergence of a computer bug named “Shell Shock,” which is being called one of the worst computer viruses to have ever existed, has scrambled cyber security professionals into fixing a security flaw that has been built into…
  • Oct 20

    Drumming For War

    Drumming For War
    Ever since ISIS made itself known as a military threat in Iraq and Syria, media outlets across the country have been banging the war drum. Without significant questioning or debate, we have accepted the dominant narrative of ISIS fed to us…
  • Oct 17

    Feeling Young-Gore By The Minute

    Feeling Young-Gore By The Minute
    Neil Young and Al Gore shared the stage for about 40 minutes this past Thursday at the annual Dreamforce Conference in San Francisco, whose theme was “Reimagine Everything,” which is meant to be futuristic, but also carries more…
Rank this Week: 539

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

Covers current antitrust news and regulatory developments. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 424

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

Covers bankruptcy, family law, foreclosure, and real estate law in New York.

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Oct 21

    Interesting Legal Procedure Decision

    Interesting Legal Procedure Decision
      Legal Procedure Decision In Roseman v. Baranowski, 2014 NY Slip Op. 05635, the Second Department allowed Plaintiff leave to amend the summons and complaint in order to add a doctor as a defendant after EBT’s (depositions) were…
  • Oct 20

    Motor Vehicle Accident – Important Decision

    Motor Vehicle Accident – Important Decision
      An interesting decision was made in Cattan v. Sutton, 2014 Slip Op 05764 (8/13/14).  The case involved an automobile accident in which Defendant made a motion for summary judgment.  The full case can be read at the…
  • Oct 17

    Real Estate Broker Loses Million Dollar Commission

    Real Estate Broker Loses Million Dollar Commission
    Broker sought to recover commission or finder’s fee of $1,250,000. A NY Broker, who was not registered or licensed as real estate broker in Florida, brought an action against the purchaser of real property in Florida…
Rank this Week: 632

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Oct 21

    Consumer Advisory: Vehicle Owners with Defective Airbags Urged to Take Immediate Action

    Consumer Advisory: Vehicle Owners with Defective Airbags Urged to Take Immediate Action
    From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA): October 20: NHTSA urges owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, and General Motors vehicles to act immediately on recall notices to replace defective Takata…
  • Oct 21

    Employment rights and arbitration

    Employment rights and arbitration
    Law professor Imre Szalai has written More than Class Action Killers: The Impact of Concepcion and American Express on Employment Arbitration. Here is the abstract: This Article highlights how two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions, AT&T…
  • Oct 20

    CFPB issues final rule on annual privacy disclosure

    CFPB issues final rule on annual privacy disclosure
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued this final rule concerning the requirement that financial institutions provide an annual disclosure of their privacy policies to their customers. In some situations, financial institutions…
Rank this Week: 191

Total Injury Blog

Total Injury Blog

Covers car accident cases, and personal injury cases in the news. By Kevin W. Chern.

http://www.totalinjury.com/blog
  • Oct 21

    Joan Rivers Autopsy: Therapeutic Complication

    Joan Rivers Autopsy: Therapeutic Complication
    The Joan Rivers autopsy shows that she died as a result of low blood oxygen during a medical procedure, as per the New York City medical examiner. “The manner of death is therapeutic complication,” the medical examiner stated,…
  • Sep 17

    More Suspicious Details in Joan Rivers’ Death

    More Suspicious Details in Joan Rivers’ Death
    More details have emerged regarding comedian Joan Rivers’ suspicious death. On August 29, Rivers underwent a scheduled endoscopy at Manhattan’s Yorkville Endoscopy clinic. Gastroenterologist Dr. Lawrence Cohen had ordered the…
  • Aug 19

    Settlement In Moore-Bertuzzi Case

    Settlement In Moore-Bertuzzi Case
    Former Colorado Avalanche, Steve Moore, has settled his lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks regarding a career-ending hit to the head; both sides agreed to a confidential out-of-court settlement on August 19th.…
Rank this Week: 124

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Oct 21

    Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Legal: Read Our Exclusive Report

    Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Legal: Read Our Exclusive Report
    Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers speech recognition software for lawyers that works with nearly any microphone such as the one on your smartphone (see article below), a cloud word processor with new spreadsheet functionality, an iOS…
  • Oct 20

    How to Get a Proper Email Address Using Google Apps for Work Plus 51 More Must-Read

    How to Get a Proper Email Address Using Google Apps for Work Plus 51 More Must-Read
    Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 52 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the...
  • Oct 20

    Drilling Deep for Discovery Plus Why Litigators Love Adverb

    Drilling Deep for Discovery Plus Why Litigators Love Adverb
    Coming today to LitigationWorld: An employee falls through a hole on the deck of an oil rig and sues. The defendant company digs deep into its email archives to find exculpatory photos of the deck. Another victory for ediscovery…
Rank this Week: 486

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/
  • Oct 21

    EEOC to Host Live ADA Chat

    EEOC to Host Live ADA Chat
    image from www.eeoc.gov The EEOC has scheduled a live chat which will take place via Twitter on October 28th from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (EDT). As this is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Commission will be addressing questions…
  • Oct 20

    AALS Newsletter - Request for Information

    AALS Newsletter - Request for Information
    Monique Lillard (Univ. of Idaho) and Natasha Martin (Seattle Univ.) pass along the following request for information for the annual AALS newsletter. Call for information for Joint Newsletter published by the AALS Sections on Labor and…
  • Oct 18

    DOL on Paid Family Leave

    DOL on Paid Family Leave
    image from www.DOL.gov In an interesting post from the official Department of Labor blog, the agency discusses the importance of paid family leave in the workplace. As the only industrialized nation without such paid leave, this country lags…
Rank this Week: 81

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 179

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/
  • Oct 21

    Georgia Court Takes a Holistic Approach to Pleading

    Georgia Court Takes a Holistic Approach to Pleading
                Holism is a concept modernly used most commonly in medicine –treating both the body and the mind.  We don’t see it too often in legal parlance as it’s…
  • Oct 21

    ACI’s Drug & Medical Device Litigation Conference – Shameless Plug

    ACI’s Drug & Medical Device Litigation Conference – Shameless Plug
    In a first for the DDLaw Blog, we’re an official "Media Partner" for the American Conference Institute’s 19th Annual Drug & Medical Device Litigation Conference, to be held December 8-10, in New York City.That means…
  • Oct 17

    Louisiana Liability For A Sales Representative's Sizing Error

    Louisiana Liability For A Sales Representative's Sizing Error
                Those of us whose childhood had low tech play options and at least a touch of OCD recall playing with dominoes.  Not whatever the game is where the number of dots on a…
Rank this Week: 135

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical licensing, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse. By Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm.

http://www.dallasfortworthinjurylawyer.com/
  • Oct 21

    Metal on Metal Defective Hip Metallosis Settlement Update

    Metal on Metal Defective Hip Metallosis Settlement Update
    The slow moving train wreck that we call the Metal on Metal Hip debacle continues to grind on. For the thousands of patients who were promised the latest and greatest hip technology but instead were sold a pile of scrap metal, and the…
  • Oct 18

    Levaquin Peripheral Neuropathy Lawsuits Heat Up

    Levaquin Peripheral Neuropathy Lawsuits Heat Up
    Johnson & Johnson faces the first product liability personal injury lawsuit over side effects of Levaquin that caused peripheral neuropathy for Karyn Grossman, from Maryland. According to Grossman, she developed the severe and often…
  • Oct 15

    Cook IVC Filter MDL Litigation Heading to Southern Indiana

    Cook IVC Filter MDL Litigation Heading to Southern Indiana
    According to the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML), all pending federally filed Cook inferior vena cava (IVC) filter lawsuits will be consolidated and centralized before U.S. District Judge Richard L. Young in the…
Rank this Week: 455

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

Seeks to inform the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law community about key legal education, research, practice, and law library news, with a particular focus on Cuyahoga County and Ohio as well as faculty research interests.

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • Oct 21

    Open Access Symposium, Wednesday 9am-345pm, Moot Court Room

    Open Access Symposium, Wednesday 9am-345pm, Moot Court Room
    The symposium, titled “If you Love Your Scholarship, Set it Free: Embracing Open Access at CSU” is in its eighth year and facilitates the growing movement toward preserving and growing the ability to find, share and use…
  • Oct 21

    This just in: One Size Never Fits All

    This just in: One Size Never Fits All
    Are you interested in leadership?  One Size Never Fits All is based on original research by Dr. Arin Reeves and discusses the ways traditional business development strategies fail to capture the strengths of women in firms.  Dr.…
  • Oct 20

    Love the Earth? Visit Our Environmental Law Research Guide!

    Love the Earth? Visit Our Environmental Law Research Guide!
    Our Environmental Law Research Guide should be your first stop when doing environmental law research. Filled with links to cases, statutes, treatises, blogs and other websites, this guide will help to kick start your research.
Rank this Week: 848

AZ Attorney

AZ Attorney

Covers law practice in the desert Southwest. By Tim Eigo, the editor of Arizona Attorney magazine, which is the monthly publication of the State Bar of Arizona.

http://azatty.wordpress.com
  • Oct 21

    Memory expert Elizabeth Loftus speaks at @ArizonaLaw in Mind & Law serie

    Memory expert Elizabeth Loftus speaks at @ArizonaLaw in Mind & Law serie
    This Wednesday, October 22, the University of Arizona law school co-hosts an event with cognitive psychologist Nancy Loftus. Speaking on her topic “The Memory Factory,” Loftus explores “how the mind is a ‘memory…
  • Oct 20

    Campaign dollars and judicial merit selection the focus of 10/22 event

    Campaign dollars and judicial merit selection the focus of 10/22 event
    The guest speaker at a Wednesday Tempe event will be a retired jurist who is expected to offer frank commentary about the corrosive role of campaign money in judicial elections. Former Montana Supreme Court Justice James Nelson will offer…
  • Oct 17

    Nominations for great corporate counsel for @aznowbiz due 10/23

    Nominations for great corporate counsel for @aznowbiz due 10/23
    Have you met or worked with in-house counsel who impress you with their skills and approach? Organizers of an annual award event seek your nominations. Founded by AZ Business Magazine and the Association of Corporate Counsel state chapter,…
Rank this Week: 446

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 127

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

Covers current events in divorce. By John E. Harding.

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Oct 21

    Divorce Not Necessarily Bad For The Kid

    Divorce Not Necessarily Bad For The Kid
    Countless times I have sat in on meetings with parents during which they tell me that they stayed in bad marriages for the sake of the children.  For years psychologists at continuing legal education classes have told me that staying…
  • Oct 14

    Online Child Support Calculator

    Online Child Support Calculator
    Walk into most California family law courtrooms, or into the office of many California family law lawyers, and you will be introduced to a software program called Dissomaster.  This very expensive computer software, $500 plus per year,…
  • Oct 6

    Supreme Court Punts Again On Same-Sex Marriage

    Supreme Court Punts Again On Same-Sex Marriage
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court let stand appeals court rulings from five states that allow same-sex marriage.  It may seem odd to some folks not familiar with the workings of the court, but what it has done is made a decision by…
Rank this Week: 722

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Ravel Law’s Research Results Now Include Client Alerts from Cooley LLP

    Ravel Law’s Research Results Now Include Client Alerts from Cooley LLP
    The legal research site Ravel Law has partnered with the law firm Cooley LLP to pair Cooley’s client alerts with the court opinions in Ravel that they discuss. Now, if the court opinion you view in Ravel was ever discussed or cited…
  • Oct 21

    LexisNexis Acquires Media Aggregator Moreover Technologie

    LexisNexis Acquires Media Aggregator Moreover Technologie
    LexisNexis announced yesterday that it had acquired Moreover Technologies, a company that provides aggregation, monitoring and distribution of news stories, blogs and social media. The Moreover business will be housed under the LexisNexis…
  • Oct 20

    Book Serves as Guide to Free and Low-Cost Legal Research

    Book Serves as Guide to Free and Low-Cost Legal Research
    I am a cheapskate. I am not ashamed to admit it. That is what first drove me to explore the Internet more than 20 years ago, back when many lawyers still had not even heard of it. Having just gone back into private practice at the time, I was…
Rank this Week: 903

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Oct 21

    Proving Non-Obviousness with Ex-Post Experimental Evidence?

    Proving Non-Obviousness with Ex-Post Experimental Evidence?
    by Dennis Crouch The Federal Circuit has rejected BMS’s petition for en banc rehearing in its chemical compound obviousness case. However, four additional opinions either concurring or dissenting show that the court does not…
  • Oct 20

    The Vast Middle Ground of Hybrid Functional Claim Element

    The Vast Middle Ground of Hybrid Functional Claim Element
    by Dennis Crouch In Robert Bosch v. Snap-On (Fed. Cir. 2014), the Federal Circuit has held that two different claim elements “lack sufficiently definite structure” that must be interpreted under 35 U.S.C.…
  • Oct 20

    The Vast Middle Ground of Hybrid Functional Claim Element

    The Vast Middle Ground of Hybrid Functional Claim Element
    by Dennis Crouch In Robert Bosch v. Snap-On (Fed. Cir. 2014), the Federal Circuit has held that two different claim elements “lack sufficiently definite structure” that must be interpreted under 35 U.S.C.…
Rank this Week: 117

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas

An international, interdisciplinary community for the study of legal and normative mixtures and movements.

http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT: What Makes Law - An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law

    BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT: What Makes Law - An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law
    This book offers an advanced introduction to central questions in legal philosophy. What factors determine the content of the law in force? What makes a normative system a legal system? How does law beyond the state differ from domestic law?…
  • Oct 21

    CALL FOR PAPERS: Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop

    CALL FOR PAPERS: Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop
    Columbia Law School, the University of Southern California Center for Law, History & Culture, UCLA School of Law, and Georgetown University Law School invite submissions for the eleventh meeting of the Law & Humanities Junior Scholar…
  • Oct 21

    CALL FOR REVIEWERS: The Law Teacher: International Journal of Legal Education

    CALL FOR REVIEWERS: The Law Teacher: International Journal of Legal Education
    The Law Teacher: International Journal of Legal Education is looking forward for reviewers. Please visit this link for further information.
Rank this Week: 270

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

Covers disputes between companies and executives. Published by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP.

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Oct 21

    A Closer Look At The Defamation Suit By Walgreen’s Former Finance Chief

    A Closer Look At The Defamation Suit By Walgreen’s Former Finance Chief
    The news hasn’t been great for Walgreen Co. over the past couple of months.  According to the Wall Street Journal, in early July, chief financial officer Wade Miquelon slashed his forecast for pharmacy unit earnings to $7.4 billion…
  • Oct 17

    Judge Approves $20 Million in Executive Bonuses From Bankrupt Company, Finding That Incentives Weren't "Lay-ups"

    Judge Approves $20 Million in Executive Bonuses From Bankrupt Company, Finding That Incentives Weren't "Lay-ups"
    A bankruptcy can be hazardous to the health of an executive’s bonus check.  Sometimes, however, an executive can survive an attack on a bonus in a bankruptcy, and come out clean on the other side.  For example, we covered here…
  • Oct 9

    The Inbox - There Will Be Damage

    The Inbox - There Will Be Damage
    Last week, a Texas state court issued a whopping judgment in favor of a former employee of FE Services LLC. The case stemmed from an employment agreement between the founder of FE Services, doing business as Foxxe Energy, and a friend he…
Rank this Week: 749

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

Marketing advice for law firms. From Jennifer Campbell of Integrity Marketing Solutions (IMS).

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Oct 21

    I’m a New IMS Client … Now What? (Part 7!)

    I’m a New IMS Client … Now What? (Part 7!)
    In Part 7 of the New IMS Client Series, we cover Social Media Training. We will review a sample agenda of ideas you could post each day of the week and show how to schedule the posts in advance, allowing you to spend more time with your…
  • Oct 17

    IMS Client Spotlight - Attorney Ken Vanway

    IMS Client Spotlight - Attorney Ken Vanway
    Our Client Spotlight this week is Ken Vanway from The Vanway Law Firm in Lakeway, TX. Ken is a longstanding friend and client of IMS. Ken has put forth the effort over the years; updating his website, shooting video, sending e-News, and…
  • Oct 15

    October Marketing Plan for Your Law Firm

    October Marketing Plan for Your Law Firm
    Fall is in full swing! In the midst of pumpkin patches, colorful leaves, baseball playoffs, football season and the end of another tax deadline (Oct. 15th!), it can be difficult to carve out time for your marketing plan. But failing to plan…
Rank this Week: 840

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Oct 21

    Prioritizing the Needs of Children in a Divorce

    Prioritizing the Needs of Children in a Divorce
    One of the most important aspects of any divorce is ensuring that the children are taken care of, which includes making sure that they don't experience any blame or bad feelings as a result of the separation. This may be difficult to do, but…
  • Oct 20

    There Is No Need to Be Friends with An Ex

    There Is No Need to Be Friends with An Ex
    Many divorce guidelines have generally supported remaining friendly with an ex-spouse following a divorce, especially when children are involved. While co-parenting is an invaluable tool for those with children, having a working relationship…
  • Oct 17

    Oasis Frontman's Divorce Complicates Child Support Trial

    Oasis Frontman's Divorce Complicates Child Support Trial
    The famed singer of band Oasis is facing issues with a child-support settlement that depends on the finalization of the divorce with his estranged wife in England. Liam Gallagher split from his wife in London after it was revealed that he had…
Rank this Week: 286