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California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

Covers public policy and business issues involving the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 465

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

Covers human resources and other workforce management, compensation and employee benefits laws, policies and practices. By Solutions Law Press.

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
  • Oct 23

    Encourage Workers To Review Withholding As Part Of Annual Enrollment

    Encourage Workers To Review Withholding As Part Of Annual Enrollment
    Still Time to Act to Avoid Surprises at Tax-Time With the year end approaching, employers can help employees get more bank from their paycheck by encouraging the employees to review their withholding before the year end as part of their…
  • Oct 21

    OFCCP FAQs On Veteran Hiring & Telework Rule

    OFCCP FAQs On Veteran Hiring & Telework Rule
    Facing heightened requirements, audits and scrutiny of their compliance with federal contracting requirements under the Obama Administration, federal government contractors and their subcontractors should review the adequacy of their existing…
  • Oct 21

    11/1 Deadline For Many Health Plans To Get Health Plan ID From CMS

    11/1 Deadline For Many Health Plans To Get Health Plan ID From CMS
    Does your group health plan need to get health plan id from CMS by November 1?
Rank this Week: 895

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Oct 23

    Hickman Presents Treasury's Retroactivity Today at UC-Irvine

    Hickman Presents Treasury's Retroactivity Today at UC-Irvine
    Kristin Hickman (Minnesota) presents Treasury's Retroactivity at UC-Irvine today as part of its Faculty Workshop Series: In Bowen v. Georgetown University Hospital, the Supreme Court described retroactivity as "not favored in the…
  • Oct 23

    Whistleblowers: IRS Officials Behind ‘Fraudulent’ Multi-Billion Dollar Corporate Tax Giveaway

    Whistleblowers: IRS Officials Behind ‘Fraudulent’ Multi-Billion Dollar Corporate Tax Giveaway
    Raw Story: Whistleblowers: IRS Officials Behind ‘Fraudulent’ Multi-Billion Dollar Corporate Tax Giveaways: A 10-year veteran IRS attorney has demanded a Congressional audit of the IRS to investigate the agency’s alleged role in allowing…
  • Oct 23

    Osofsky: Tax Law Nonenforcement

    Osofsky: Tax Law Nonenforcement
    Leigh Osofsky (Miami), Tax Law Nonenforcement: The Obama Administration has engaged in what some have characterized as an “unprecedented use of executive power” not to enforce certain laws, including immigration laws, federal marijuana…
Rank this Week: 43

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Oct 23

    Pope Calls for Abolition of Death Penalty & Life Sentence

    Pope Calls for Abolition of Death Penalty & Life Sentence
    "Pope Francis blasts life sentences as ‘hidden death penalty’," is the AFP report, via the Guardian. Pope Francis has branded life-long prison terms “a hidden death sentence” in an attack on “penal…
  • Oct 23

    In Colorado

    In Colorado
    "Dunlap death row decision by Gov. John Hickenlooper haunts victim’s father but not other family members," is by Lynn Bartels of the Denver Post. A heartbroken father whose daughter was killed during a rampage at a suburban Chuck E.…
  • Oct 23

    Politics & Capital Punishment in Kansa

    Politics & Capital Punishment in Kansa
    The Topeka Capital-Journal reports, "Former D.A. criticizes Brownback ad depicting Carr brothers," by Tim Carpenter. Here's an extended excerpt from the beginning: The district attorney who prosecuted Sedgwick County’s notorious Carr…
Rank this Week: 56

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
Rank this Week: 676

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Oct 23

    3 Count: Snippet Skirmish

    3 Count: Snippet Skirmish
    German publishers back down over Google's snippets, hospital patient sues over viral photo and photographer has life work posted on The Pirate Bay.
  • Oct 22

    Will Google Get it Right This Time?

    Will Google Get it Right This Time?
    Google has announced new piracy-fighting steps. However, content creators are skeptical about the impact and you likely should too.
  • Oct 22

    3 Count: Long Road

    3 Count: Long Road
    Oracle says Rimini Street hasn't changed its ways, Getty says it has changed it tactics and Voltage Pictures wants to target Australian pirates.
Rank this Week: 642

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Covers criminal defense and DUI issues in the Nashville, TN area. By Rob McKinney.

http://www.nashvillecriminallawreport.com/
  • Oct 23

    Intoxication as a Defense to Rape

    Intoxication as a Defense to Rape
    One of the former Vanderbilt Football players accused of rape appears to be ready to put on a defense of  intoxication as a defense. The defense for Brandon Vadenburg has filed a report of an expert where they assert that alcohol …
  • Oct 20

    Amendment 2 Where Do You stand ?

    Amendment 2 Where Do You stand ?
    Early voting has started in Tennessee . One of the measures on the ballot is a change to Tennessee's constitution. Currently , Tennessee's constitution requires that all Supreme Court Justices shall be elected. When the amendment on…
  • Oct 14

    Interrogations of Juvenile

    Interrogations of Juvenile
    Jan Hoffman of The New York Times reported on the issue of juveniles not understanding their rights when questioned by the police. The  studies show that  a juvenile is not developmentally ready to make decisions that will…
Rank this Week: 908

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    President Sends Diwali Greeting

    President Sends Diwali Greeting
    Today is Diwali. Yesterday the White House posted a video and transcript of a message from President Obama sending wishes for a joyous celebration to Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists celebrating this festival of lights.
  • Oct 23

    Conviction of Pussy Riot Band Member Upheld By Russia's Constitutional Court

    Conviction of Pussy Riot Band Member Upheld By Russia's Constitutional Court
    Russia's Constitutional Court yesterday issued a decision rejecting a challenge by a member of the Pussy Riot punk rock band to her 2012 conviction for disorderly conduct (hooliganism). The conviction came after a protest performance at…
  • Oct 23

    Paris Opera House Bans Wearing of Niqab

    Paris Opera House Bans Wearing of Niqab
    France's 2010 ban on wearing of the full-face veil (niqab) in public places gained new attention this month when on Oct. 3 a tourist from the Gulf States and her male companion who had purchased the most expensive seats for the opera La…
Rank this Week: 51

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Oct 23

    IN LIGHT OF ALL THE BEN BRADLEE WATERGATE HOOPLA, I should note two things: First, this Watergate m…

    IN LIGHT OF ALL THE BEN BRADLEE WATERGATE HOOPLA, I should note two things: First, this Watergate m…
    I should note two things: First, this Watergate mythbusting by Prof. Joseph Campbell, and second, that I doubt Bradlee would have done the same to a Democratic President. via pjmedia.com Exactamundo.
  • Oct 23

    Rand Paul’s Non-Isolationism | National Review Online

    Rand Paul’s Non-Isolationism | National Review Online
    If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again. That, apparently, is Rand Paul’s approach to convincing the political establishment and, perhaps more important, Republican-primary voters, that he is not an isolationist. via…
  • Oct 23

    Dan Henninger—Ron Klain: The Last Fixer - WSJ - WSJ

    Dan Henninger—Ron Klain: The Last Fixer - WSJ - WSJ
    The force now dooming the ability of fixers like Mr. Klain to succeed at bending reality is the Web. The political Web is today a nonstop exercise in skepticism and cynicism. True, on the outskirts of the political Web lie...
Rank this Week: 305

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Oct 23

    Guy Sues Legal System Again

    Guy Sues Legal System Again
    Just the one in Illinois, at least for now. According to the Madison Record (thanks, Dave), Aaron Wemple has sued the Illinois State Bar Association and all of its members, alleging that ... well, that it and they have…
  • Oct 22

    Coma-Faker Pleads Guilty to Fraud

    Coma-Faker Pleads Guilty to Fraud
    Doesn't seem like it should have taken two years to establish this, but it turns out Alan Knight was lying when he claimed to be quadriplegic and/or comatose in order to avoid court appearances and delay his prosecution. He…
  • Oct 21

    You're Paying for a Nazi's Retirement [or Are You?]

    You're Paying for a Nazi's Retirement [or Are You?]
    Well, that headline isn't entirely accurate. You paid dozens of Nazis and you're still paying at least four of them. According to the Associated Press, "[d]ozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in…
Rank this Week: 600

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Oct 23

    Winnipeg lawyer comes from behind to win mayoral race

    Winnipeg lawyer comes from behind to win mayoral race
    Pitblado LLP partner Brian Bowman won yesterday’s Winnipeg mayoral race in a resounding decisionA privacy law partner with the Winnipeg law firm Pitblado, Bowman may have entered the race as an underdog, but ended up being the top…
  • Oct 23

    Tech lawyer breaks down odds of winning at the SCC

    Tech lawyer breaks down odds of winning at the SCC
    Your odds of winning an appeal at the Supreme Court of Canada are not great — and they’re really awful if you’re appealing a ruling on property law from Ontario.How do we know this? Addison Cameron-Huff, a technology lawyer…
  • Oct 23

    News Roundup - October 23, 2014

    News Roundup - October 23, 2014
    CanadaAlleged Ottawa gunman had history of problems with the law, Toronto StarCalgary man pleads not guilty to murder of his parents, Calgary HeraldB.C. man files lawsuit over threats of being cursed, The ProvinceUnited StatesCourt hears…
Rank this Week: 98

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Oct 23

    Visa Guru Charlie Oppenheim Agrees There Are Unused Visa

    Visa Guru Charlie Oppenheim Agrees There Are Unused Visa
    As many of my readers will know, over the summer there was much discussion about whether there were unused visas and whethey they could be recaptured.  Various newspapers had reported about 200,000 visas remain unused. The recaputuring…
  • Oct 13

    Obama Executive Action on H1b Visas?

    Obama Executive Action on H1b Visas?
    There is much ado today and in the last couple of days in the news that President Obama will change H1b visa rules to help keep talented skilled-immigrants in the US. Here is a link to such a story from the International Business Times. I…
  • Oct 13

    Obama Executive Action on H1b Visas?

    Obama Executive Action on H1b Visas?
    There is much ado today and in the last couple of days in the news that President Obama will change H1b visa rules to help keep talented skilled-immigrants in the US. Here is a link to such a story from the International Business Times. I…
Rank this Week: 416

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Ohio Supreme Court Denies Late Appeal of Murder Conviction

    Ohio Supreme Court Denies Late Appeal of Murder Conviction
    In September, Columbus Jones requested that the Ohio Supreme Court allow him to file an appeal in connection with his 2011 murder conviction for allegedly firing a gun at a fraternity house which resulted in the death of one man and injury of…
  • Oct 22

    Missouri Couple Charged with Possession of Drug

    Missouri Couple Charged with Possession of Drug
    On Saturday, October 18, Scott County Sheriff’s Department deputies went to the Benton, Missouri residence of a couple for a follow-up investigation on a domestic disturbance, according to a news article at the Southeast Missourian.…
  • Oct 22

    10-year-old Boy Killed in Suspected DUI Crash in Anaheim

    10-year-old Boy Killed in Suspected DUI Crash in Anaheim
    Recently, a 10-year-old boy lost his life in a crash in which the driver of one of the vehicles involved was believed to be under the influence. A multi-vehicle crash occurred in Anaheim after a pickup truck plowed into the back of a Toyota…
Rank this Week: 438

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Fastcase Legal Research Blog

Discusses legal news, law office technology, culture and legal research.

http://www.fastcase.com/blog/
  • Oct 23

    New Ways to Organize Your Favorite Documents on Fastcase

    New Ways to Organize Your Favorite Documents on Fastcase
    You asked for it. You got it. As of last week, you now have the ability to organize your favorite documents within Fastcase. Adding a case to your Favorite Documents is the best way to avoid reinventing the wheel — once you’ve…
  • Oct 1

    South Carolina Joins the Fastcase Family

    South Carolina Joins the Fastcase Family
    We’re thrilled to welcome the South Carolina Bar to the Fastcase family as the 27th State Bar Association to provide its members with access to the Fastcase research service. As of October 1, South Carolina Bar members will enjoy access…
  • Sep 22

    New! Fastcase Integrates With Clio’s Cloud Practice Management Suite

    New! Fastcase Integrates With Clio’s Cloud Practice Management Suite
    It’s easy to find great results in Fastcase – and easy to save key documents and record time in Clio. But both tasks just got easier. Today, we’re announcing the integration of the best research and practice management…
Rank this Week: 696

Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

http://brownandlittlelaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 23

    Imaginarily Sufficient But Not Greater

    Imaginarily Sufficient But Not Greater
    It’s always struck me as silly that we as a society have decided that justice is somehow best measured by time in confinement. Speaking with an experienced former prosecutor who spent time in a foreign country helping to set up a…
  • Oct 18

    Watching The Watcher

    Watching The Watcher
    Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri have drawn a great deal of attention to the issue of police brutality. One idea to address the problem involves equipping all police officers on patrol with body-worn cameras, which people apparently call…
  • Sep 30

    How It Really Work

    How It Really Work
    Rule 9.1 of the Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure seems pretty simple. It covers a defendant’s waiver of the right to be present in court and provides as follows: [A] defendant may waive the right to be present at any proceeding by…
Rank this Week: 936

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 175

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    These Shoes are Made for Freely Walking: Copyright Protection & Free Movement of Good

    These Shoes are Made for Freely Walking: Copyright Protection & Free Movement of Good
    With this post we are staying with on the topic of shoes and copyright, already discussed here and here, but this recent case from the commercial division of the French Cour de Cassationalso raised some European Union (EU) and Berne…
  • Oct 23

    Arnold J orders biggest website blocking to date

    Arnold J orders biggest website blocking to date
    Fabio pictured while wonderingabout the implementation costsof the blocking order just issued against himFollowing last week's judgment in Cartier v BSkyB [here, a case concerning the possibility of requiring internet service…
  • Oct 23

    Artjunkie snatched from the jaws of villainy, but no happy ending

    Artjunkie snatched from the jaws of villainy, but no happy ending
    It's unusual for the IPKat to feel disappointed when the party in the right emerges from court as the victor, but here's a case in point: Alison J. Hendrick v Tony Knight (O-323-14), a decision of Appointed Person Geoffrey Hobbs QC back…
Rank this Week: 79

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 23

    On “Right To Try” Legislation

    On “Right To Try” Legislation
    Since the beginning of 2014, five states that we know of have enacted what is called “Right to Try” statutes.  See Ariz. R.S.A. §36-1311 to -1314; Colo. R.S.A. §§25-45-101 to -108; La. R.S. §1300.381-386;…
  • Oct 23

    Daimler (Bauman) As a Removal Tool in Multi-Plaintiff Case

    Daimler (Bauman) As a Removal Tool in Multi-Plaintiff Case
    Here’s another guest post, by Richard Dean and Peter Reed of Tucker Ellis.  They describe a successful combination (what we might call a “one-two punch” if that phrase were not already taken) of lack of personal…
  • Oct 22

    M.D. Fla. Double Trouble on Fraudulent Joinder

    M.D. Fla. Double Trouble on Fraudulent Joinder
    What the deuce is it about today?  The date is made up of two 2’s.  Today is the 76th birthday of two of our favorite, though couldn’t-be-more-different, actors:  Derek Jacobi (I, Claudius/Last Tango in…
Rank this Week: 71

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 23

    UK News: Assisted suicide guidelines relaxed by Director of Public Prosecution

    UK News: Assisted suicide guidelines relaxed by Director of Public Prosecution
    Via The Telegraph: Doctors and nurses who help severely disabled or terminally ill people to take their own lives are less likely to face criminal charges after Britain's most senior prosecutor yesterday amended guidelines on assisted…
  • Oct 22

    The Worst Waiting List?

    The Worst Waiting List?
    I've heard about the backlog for SSD appeals, but I had no idea how much of a backlog exists until I read the story in the October 19, 2014 Washington Post. Waiting on a Social Security disability appeal? Get in...
  • Oct 22

    Seoul To Slow Down Traffic Signals For Elderly

    Seoul To Slow Down Traffic Signals For Elderly
    Via the Wall St. Journal As South Korea ages more quickly than most other countries on the planet, it’s doing something new to help those in the twilight of their lives: slowing down changes in traffic signals to allow more...
Rank this Week: 449

New Jersey Senate Republicans

New Jersey Senate Republicans

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

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=Rr9IF0xl3RGXd835_w6H4A
  • Oct 23

    O’Toole Bill Allowing for Contributions to ALS Association on Tax Returns Passes New Jersey Senate

    O’Toole Bill Allowing for Contributions to ALS Association on Tax Returns Passes New Jersey Senate
    Legislation (S-2396) sponsored by Senator Kevin O’Toole (R-40) that would allow New Jersey residents to make voluntary contributions on their state income tax returns to the ALS Association was approved by the New Jersey Senate in a…
  • Oct 23

    Bateman Bill Banning Microbeads Passed by Senate

    Bateman Bill Banning Microbeads Passed by Senate
    The Senate voted 38-0 to adopt legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman prohibiting personal care products that contain tiny particles known as microbeads from being sold or produced in New Jersey. The New Jersey…
  • Oct 17

    Kyrillos Praises Quick Signing of Sports Betting Bill

    Kyrillos Praises Quick Signing of Sports Betting Bill
    Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) issued the following statement following the signing of legislation that removes state prohibitions on sports wagering at New Jersey’s casinos and racetracks. Legislation sponsored by Sen. Ray Lesniak…
Rank this Week: 201

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

Dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. From Information Today, Inc.

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Oct 23

    Oakland libraries imperiled by budget cut

    Oakland libraries imperiled by budget cut
    “Next summer Oakland could lose as many as six to eight of its libraries, though it’s too soon to tell which branches might end up on the chopping block. Funded partly by the city’s general fund and partly by Measure…
  • Oct 23

    Linda Hall Library bets on print over digital

    Linda Hall Library bets on print over digital
    “As a product of the digital age, I’ve been conditioned to believe that anything worth saving is worth saving to an external hard drive. Paper can be ripped, lost, swept away, spilled on or destroyed in any number of ways. For me,…
  • Oct 23

    So Little Paper to Chase in a Law Firm’s New Library

    So Little Paper to Chase in a Law Firm’s New Library
    “The law firm Kaye Scholer left a lot behind when it moved this month from 425 Park Avenue in Manhattan, where it had been since 1957, into new quarters at 250 West 55th Street.It left behind offices that had served giants like Milton…
Rank this Week: 224

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Oct 23

    Early Professionals & Grad Students—International Economic Law—Milano, Italy

    Early Professionals & Grad Students—International Economic Law—Milano, Italy
    The 4th Conference of the Postgraduate and Early Professionals/Academics Network of the Society of International Economic Law (PEPA/SIEL) will be held at the University of Milan April 16-17, 2015. Abstracts should be sent no later than Nov.…
  • Oct 23

    CFP: ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

    CFP: ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law
    The ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law at the Shepard Broad Law Center of Nova Southeastern University invites submissions for publication in Volume 21 or future volumes. As a publication that is headed by the International…
  • Oct 22

    Legalize Marijuana? A Conversation with the Experts—Gainesville, FL

    Legalize Marijuana? A Conversation with the Experts—Gainesville, FL
    The Florida Law Review hosts Legalize Marijuana? A Conversation with the Experts Oct. 24, 2014, at 10 am. It will be streamed live. mw
Rank this Week: 40

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Oct 23

    Fixed and mobile broadband; Are they substitutes or complements?

    Fixed and mobile broadband; Are they substitutes or complements?
    Jong-Hee Hahn (Yonsei University), Yun Jeong Choi (Yonsei University) and Jinsoo Bae (Ohio State University) ask Fixed and mobile broadband; Are they substitutes or complements? ABSTRACT: This paper investigates whether fixed and mobile…
  • Oct 23

    10th Annual Conference of the GCLC - 10 Years of Regulation 1/2003: challenges and reform

    10th Annual Conference of the GCLC - 10 Years of Regulation 1/2003: challenges and reform
    10th Annual Conference of the GCLC Event date: Thursday 6/11/2014 to Friday 7/11/2014 Location Residence Palace 155 Rue de la Loi 1000 Brussels Belgium 10 Years of Regulation 1/2003: challenges and reform This conference is dedicated to…
  • Oct 23

    The Impact of Mergers on Quality Provision: Evidence from the Airline Industry

    The Impact of Mergers on Quality Provision: Evidence from the Airline Industry
    Jeffrey T. Prince (Department of Business Economics and Public Policy, Indiana University Kelley School of Business) and Daniel H. Simon (School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University) explain The Impact of Mergers on Quality…
Rank this Week: 47

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers,…

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. Blog

Covers safety and personal injury news.

http://harrispersonalinjury.com/blog/
  • Oct 23

    7.8 Million Cars Recalled for Exploding Air Bag

    7.8 Million Cars Recalled for Exploding Air Bag
    7.8 Million Cars Recalled for Exploding Air Bags The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently issued a press release regarding the 7.8 million vehicles being recalled due to faulty air bags. We’ve been…
  • Oct 23

    Drunk Driver Strikes School Bus in Lompoc

    Drunk Driver Strikes School Bus in Lompoc
    Drunk Driver Strikes School Bus in Lompoc On Friday afternoon, a suspected drunk driver rear-ended a school bus in Lompoc. According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, the incident happened at the intersection of Central Avenue and North A…
  • Oct 23

    Pedestrian Struck in Chula Vista

    Pedestrian Struck in Chula Vista
    Pedestrian Struck in Chula Vista On Sunday, a pedestrian was struck and injured in Chula Vista. According to Fox Channel Five News, the incident happened at about 1:30 a.m. A woman was apparently trying to cross Broadway, near C Street, when…
Rank this Week: 760

False Claims Act/Qui Tam

False Claims Act/Qui Tam

Features current developments in whistleblower lawsuits brought under the False Claims Act. By Phillips & Cohen LLP.

http://quitam.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    DaVita pays $400 million to settle Phillips & Cohen whistleblower case and related charge

    DaVita pays $400 million to settle Phillips & Cohen whistleblower case and related charge
    DaVita Healthcare Partners has agreed to settle a whistleblower case brought by Phillips & Cohen LLP and government claims for $400 million. This is apparently the largest ever settlement that covers solely allegations of kickbacks in the…
  • Oct 17

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of October 13

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of October 13
    Bankers looking to “game the system” can easily avoid software that is built to detect potential fraud being discussed in instant messages, claims an American Bankerarticle. This concern is another reason that whistleblowers with…
  • Oct 10

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of October 6

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of October 6
    Extendicare Health Services has agreed to pay the government $38 million to settle allegations that the skilled nursing home charged Medicare for services that were not provided or were substandard. This is the largest failure-of-care…
Rank this Week: 944

McClellan Law Firm Blog

McClellan Law Firm Blog

Covers San Diego brain injuries, car accidents and other personal injury topics.

http://www.mcclellanlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Oct 23

    How to Avoid Injuries on Halloween

    How to Avoid Injuries on Halloween
    With the weather finally shifting to cooler temperatures in California, it seems that fall is in full effect. The leaves are changing and pumpkin patches are doing a brisk business in preparation for jack o' lanterns. As Halloween is…
  • Oct 21

    Ridesharing May Be Safer Than Taxicab

    Ridesharing May Be Safer Than Taxicab
    In many urban markets across the United States, ridesharing services are gaining popularity against traditional taxicab companies. Ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft use the driver's own personal vehicle to shuttle passengers to…
  • Oct 20

    Car Accident FAQ: Can I Sue if I Wasn't Wearing a Seat Belt?

    Car Accident FAQ: Can I Sue if I Wasn't Wearing a Seat Belt?
    In 2012, the Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) calculated that a total of 159,696 injury collisions occurred in California that year alone. Car accidents happen every day throughout our state and often result in…
Rank this Week: 706

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Oct 23

    Popular elections of American state judges is wasteful, anti-business, provincial, third-rate and a global joke.

    Popular elections of American state judges is wasteful, anti-business, provincial, third-rate and a global joke.
    On Tuesday, November 4, Americans will vote in mid-term federal elections for all House seats and one-third of the U.S. Senate seats. Moreover, except in Louisiana (with its general election in early December), voters in each state will vote…
  • Oct 23

    Pantheon: Nico

    Pantheon: Nico
    Born Christa Päffgen in Cologne (1938-1988)...
  • Oct 22

    Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee (1921-2014)

    Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee (1921-2014)
    Bradlee with Washington Post owner Katherine Graham in 1971. Ben Bradlee's death saddens me and many, many other people. In the 1970s and 1980s, Washington Post managing editor Bradlee was an idol to me and most of my friends...
Rank this Week: 887

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Oct 23

    East Lansing Michigan’s Open Container Law

    East Lansing Michigan’s Open Container Law
    Game Day in East Lansing The Michigan State Spartans are gearing up for another game this Saturday against the Indiana Hoosiers. The Spartans have had a strong season and many fans will be donning green and white and gathering in East Lansing…
  • Oct 10

    Tailgating Crimes Michigan

    Tailgating Crimes Michigan
    Charged with Tailgating Crimes Michigan? Fall is here, football season is in full swing, and the tradition of tailgating has resumed.  With both the NFL and NCAA playing there are plenty of opportunities for fans across Michigan to…
  • Sep 4

    Labor Day Drunk Driving Crackdown

    Labor Day Drunk Driving Crackdown
    Labor Day Drunk Driving Crackdown: “Designated Driver Dark” and “Call a Cab Cider” may sound like quirky craft beer names but they are actually names for fictitious brews imagined by the leaders of a new anti-drunk…
Rank this Week: 646

Gavel to Gavel

Gavel to Gavel

Covers trends in legislative activity as it relates to the courts. By the National Center for State Courts.

http://gaveltogavel.us/
Rank this Week: 621

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Oct 23

    Introducing Guest Blogger Assistant Professor Marc D. Ginsberg

    Introducing Guest Blogger Assistant Professor Marc D. Ginsberg
    HealthLawProf Blog is very pleased to welcome the third of our bloggers for the month of October, Assistant Professor Marc D. Ginsberg. The following is his short bio: Marc D. Ginsberg, B.A., M.A., J.D., LL.M (Health Law), is an Assistant...
  • Oct 23

    Published This Week

    Published This Week
    Ariel Porat, Omri Yadlin, Valuable Lies, SSRN. José Miola, Dr. Roy Gilbar, One Size Fits All? On Patient Autonomy, Informed Consent and the Impact of Culture, SSRN. Krish Muralidhar, Rathindra Sarathy, Han Li, 'To Share or Not to Share.…
  • Oct 23

    Rowell on How Fear Can Help Fight Ebola

    Rowell on How Fear Can Help Fight Ebola
    By Arden Rowell Editors Note: Professor Rowell explores these issues in more depth in her important article, "Regulating Fear: The Case of Ebola in the United States", which is a must read, and is available here. The text of the...
Rank this Week: 468

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    Sarfaty: Shining Light on Global Supply Chain

    Sarfaty: Shining Light on Global Supply Chain
    Galit A. Sarfaty (Univ. of British Columbia – Law) has posted Shining Light on Global Supply Chains (Harvard International Law Journal, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:This Article analyzes the effectiveness of emerging domestic…
  • Oct 23

    New Issue: Global Environmental Politic

    New Issue: Global Environmental Politic
    The latest issue of Global Environmental Politics (Vol. 14, no. 4, November 2014) is out. Contents include: Joanna I. Lewis, The Rise of Renewable Energy Protectionism: Emerging Trade Conflicts and Implications for Low Carbon Development …
  • Oct 23

    Bellamy: Responsibility to Protect: A Defense

    Bellamy: Responsibility to Protect: A Defense
    Alex J. Bellamy (Griffith Univ. - International Relations) has published Responsibility to Protect: A Defense (Oxford Univ. Press 2014). Here's the abstract:The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) principle is the international community's major…
Rank this Week: 67

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 23

    On-Line Arbitration Clauses Common, NYT Report

    On-Line Arbitration Clauses Common, NYT Report
    The furor last spring over General Mills's attempt to require anyone who used its websites to arbitrate all claims against the company, which led to a highly publicized return to sanity by the company, hasn't deterred on-line retailers from…
  • Oct 23

    OT: Civil Procedure Humor

    OT: Civil Procedure Humor
    by Jeff Sovern This is not consumer law, but perhaps readers of the blog will appreciate some Civil Procedure humor. I asked my CivPro students to write haikus about the course. Some samples: Minimum contacts Then to hell with sovereignty...
  • Oct 22

    Wilson on Prepaid Card

    Wilson on Prepaid Card
    Catherine Lee Wilson of Nebraska has written Making Prepaid Safe for Consumers: A Framework for Providing Deposit Insurance and Regulation E Protections, Forthcoming in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law. Here's the…
Rank this Week: 187

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 23

    14 Facts about Torture in Mexico

    14 Facts about Torture in Mexico
    For years Amnesty International has been investigating and recording evidence of torture in Mexico. The latest report, Out of Control: Torture and other ill-treatment in Mexico, is full of shocking facts about just how widespread and toxic…
  • Oct 22

    It’s been a Big Year for Uganda, For All the Wrong Reason

    It’s been a Big Year for Uganda, For All the Wrong Reason
    By Emily McGranachan, Member of Amnesty International USA’s LGBT Human Rights Coordinating Group While pundits in the U.S. lament the political stalemate on Capitol Hill, legislatures elsewhere have had a banner year. Take Uganda,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 39

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    Fleckner on Roman Business Association

    Fleckner on Roman Business Association
    Andreas M. Fleckner, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, has posted Roman Business Associations, which is forthcoming in Roman Law and Economics, ed. Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci.  Here is the abstract:Roman…
  • Oct 23

    Bonilla on Liberalism and Property in Colombia

    Bonilla on Liberalism and Property in Colombia
    Daniel Bonilla, Universidad de los Andes School of Law, has posted Liberalism and Property in Colombia: Property as a Right and Property as a Social Function, which appeared in the Fordham Law Review 80 (2011): 1135-70.  Here is the…
  • Oct 23

    George C. Lamb Jr. Visiting Fellows in Regulatory Governance

    George C. Lamb Jr. Visiting Fellows in Regulatory Governance
    [We have the following announcement for the George C. Lamb Jr. Visiting Fellows in Regulatory Governance.] Rethinking Regulation at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, in collaboration with Duke’s Trinity College of Arts…
Rank this Week: 92

Just Appease Me

Just Appease Me

An ADR blawg that discusses mediation, arbitration and other interesting cases. By Valenti Law, P.C.

http://valentilaw.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 23

    The Justice Department’s soft side: How

    The Justice Department’s soft side: How
    The Justice Department’s soft side: How one federal agency hopes to change Ferguson : News – Mediators on the ground http://ow.ly/DePd1Filed under: Conflict
  • Oct 23

    Join a great group of International jour

    Join a great group of International jour
    Join a great group of International journalists and scholars at 2:30 on Friday for the “Freedom of the Press & the Law” panel #SILBA14Filed under: Conflict
  • Oct 23

    Mediation refusal – developing the Halse

    Mediation refusal – developing the Halse
    Mediation refusal – developing the Halsey doctrine – Lexology – http://ow.ly/Dd4MEFiled under: Conflict
Rank this Week: 757

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Oct 23

    Predicting the Supreme Court Using Artificial Intelligence

    Predicting the Supreme Court Using Artificial Intelligence
    Predicting Supreme Court Outcomes Using AI ? Is it possible to predict the outcomes of legal cases – such as Supreme Court decisions – using Artificial Intelligence (AI)?  I recently had the opportunity to…
  • Oct 23

    Mea Culpa

    Mea Culpa
    My ongoing research on the meaning of the Bill of Rights has changed my view of something that I said in my book on William Jennings Bryan.  Admitting error is an important part of blogging and scholarship, so let me explain. One theme…
  • Oct 22

    RBG revises opinion after professor flags error

    RBG revises opinion after professor flags error
    How often does it happen that a law professor flags a factual error in a Supreme Court opinion and the Justice thereafter changes that opinion to correct the error? Answer: not that often. So when it happens, some of us think that credit…
Rank this Week: 82

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    NJ Sports Betting Chances Boosted by Strong Response to TRO Motion; Oral Argument Likely

    NJ Sports Betting Chances Boosted by Strong Response to TRO Motion; Oral Argument Likely
    With an hourly rate of $1,800, Ted Olson may be the most expensive lawyer in the country. But, as his pedigree and track record prove (e.g., Bush v. Gore, Proposition 8, etc.), he is worth every penny. He demonstrated it again last…
  • Oct 23

    Georgia: Guilty until proven innocent? Please explain.

    Georgia: Guilty until proven innocent? Please explain.
    The University of Georgia is now requesting that the NCAA tell the university that its initial determination that Todd Gurley is ineligible for accepting money for signing autographs was clearly wrong.  Here is how this rather curious…
  • Oct 21

    Leagues Seek Restraining Order Against NJ Sports Betting

    Leagues Seek Restraining Order Against NJ Sports Betting
    Earlier today, the four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA opened up a second front in their latest legal campaign against sports betting in New Jersey. The leagues had filed suit on Monday in response to the enactment of Senate…
Rank this Week: 686

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation in the Southeast and class action arbitrations nationally. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://www.cfjblaw.com/classactionblog/blog.aspx
Rank this Week: 683

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    Apples To Oranges? Try Rotten Banana

    Apples To Oranges? Try Rotten Banana
    Fourth quarter GRANDMOTHERED small employer health insurance renewals have been rolling out. Many of them here in Ohio are in the 7%-15% range with few exceptions. These aren't easy for employers to swallow. Until I show them the ACA…
  • Oct 23

    Saving the MVNHS©

    Saving the MVNHS©
    On Facebook, Doc Emer asks "What's wrong with the NHS?" and links to a story about the service's "own answer to whether it can survive as a unique system of healthcare."I suggested that the more important question is whether (and why) the…
  • Oct 23

    Health Wonk Review: All the leaves are brown edition

    Health Wonk Review: All the leaves are brown edition
    Louise Norris hosts an outstanding edition of the Health Wonk Review. What's so outstanding about it, you ask? To begin with, it's a diverse group of posts, covering the ObamaTax to Ebola, virtual wards to healing prayer.Kudos,…
Rank this Week: 22

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Oct 23

    Do We Really Still Need Free Speech Week?

    Do We Really Still Need Free Speech Week?
    You bet. More than two centuries since the Bill of Rights was drafted, we continue to see a fundamental lack of understanding on government's part of just what freedom of speech means. Nowhere was that more apparent recently than in a…
  • Oct 23

    Not Having a Roof Over Your Head Can Mean Jail Time: The Criminalization of Homelessne

    Not Having a Roof Over Your Head Can Mean Jail Time: The Criminalization of Homelessne
    Kilee Lowe was sitting in a park when cops picked her up and booked her into jail overnight. After she got out the next morning, she returned to the park. The same officer who had thrown her into a cell not 24 hours before had booked her…
  • Oct 23

    Pushed into Homelessness by Their Own Government

    Pushed into Homelessness by Their Own Government
    On the outskirts of Florida's Miami-Dade County, dozens of individuals formerly convicted of sexual offenses live as exiles on an abandoned strip of land near a railroad track. The area has no shelter from the elements, no running water, and…
Rank this Week: 54

Trial Ad Notes

Trial Ad Notes

Offers news items and resources relating to trial advocacy, with a focus on Washington State. By Mary Whisner.

http://trialadnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    Videos of U.S. Supreme Court Arguments—at Last!

    Videos of U.S. Supreme Court Arguments—at Last!
    On the HBO program Last Week Tonight, John Oliver observed that without video Supreme Court oral arguments are pretty dry, even with courtroom sketches as backdrops. So he proposed that the audio be livened up with video. What video? Dogs!…
  • Aug 7

    Conflicts Among Wash. Court of Appeals Division

    Conflicts Among Wash. Court of Appeals Division
    Unlike the federal circuits, the Washington Court of Appeals is a "unitary system"—one court that sits in three divisions, not three separate courts. But sometimes panels from two divisions disagree with each other, so there can be…
  • Jun 20

    Ethics of Advising Marijuana Users and Businesse

    Ethics of Advising Marijuana Users and Businesse
    Under RPC 1.2(d), a "lawyer shall not counsel a client to engage, or assist a client, in conduct that the lawyer knows is criminal . . ."  Does this cover lawyers advising clients under Washington's new marijuana law, when possession is…
Rank this Week: 535

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/
Rank this Week: 66

Article 3

Article 3

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

http://www.article-3.com/
  • Oct 23

    Crippling Drug Crime Perpetuates Violence Narrative In Mexico

    Crippling Drug Crime Perpetuates Violence Narrative In Mexico
    Unfortunately stories of gang violence, brutal murders, and drug trafficking are nothing new in Mexico. Over the past seven years, violent clashes between drug cartels and their leaders, along with corruption within the government have…
  • Oct 22

    Our Upcoming “Sick-O” Election

    Our Upcoming “Sick-O” Election
    AP Photos If you’ve turned on cable news these past few weeks, you’ve no doubt seen panicked concerned citizens engaged in a mad scramble to isolate themselves from a condition deemed so deadly, so contagious, that even being in…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 413

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/
  • Oct 23

    DOJ Releases Report on FBI Whistleblower Protection

    DOJ Releases Report on FBI Whistleblower Protection
    Yesterday, Senators Chuck Grassley and Ron Wyden expressed optimism that Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) whistleblowers may receive better protection under new guidelines outlined in a proposal to President Barack Obama.  The…
  • Oct 22

    NWC Fights Back Chamber of Commerce/KBR Attack on Whistleblowers at Supreme Court

    NWC Fights Back Chamber of Commerce/KBR Attack on Whistleblowers at Supreme Court
    Washington, D.C. October 22, 2014. Yesterday, the National Whistleblower Center filed a “friend of court” brief in Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Carter before the U.S. Supreme…
  • Oct 14

    ARB Decision Promotes Clarity And Uniformity In Whistleblower Case

    ARB Decision Promotes Clarity And Uniformity In Whistleblower Case
    In a long-overdue decision issued on October 9, 2014, the Department of Labor Administrative Review Board (ARB) finally clarified the standard of proof for employees to establish the “contributing factor” test in whistleblower…
Rank this Week: 324

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Oct 23

    Patent Trolls are NOT the Biggest Barrier to Innovation

    Patent Trolls are NOT the Biggest Barrier to Innovation
    This survey shows what those in the industry have long known — patent trolls and the need for patent reform are NOT the biggest problems facing the high tech industry in the United States. In fact, 92% of respondents feel that there are…
  • Oct 23

    Caterpillar Patents: Automated Bulldozers, Hydraulics and Energy Efficient Vehicle

    Caterpillar Patents: Automated Bulldozers, Hydraulics and Energy Efficient Vehicle
    Caterpillar holds a respectable patent portfolio and has some strong intellectual property holdings in the field of industrial equipment. In 2013, the company earned 332 patents, an increase of 4.1 percent over the number of patents earned by…
  • Oct 22

    Skin Care Dominates P&G Recent Patents and Filing

    Skin Care Dominates P&G Recent Patents and Filing
    P&G is a company well-known for its extensive lineup of personal care products, and many of its brands are found on the shelves of retail stores and pharmacies all over the world. The company has achieved varying levels of success since…
Rank this Week: 283