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The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jan 31

    Anti-Middle-Class Economics: What Obama's 529 Grab Revealed

    Anti-Middle-Class Economics: What Obama's 529 Grab Revealed
    I think that’s the real explanation. This is not so much a rational calculation about how to finance the behemoth state. This is an admission by a man who has no more election campaigns to run, and therefore no pragmatic...
  • Jan 31

    Watch Los Angeles firefighters carry out a daring rescue for a dog swept into a river

    Watch Los Angeles firefighters carry out a daring rescue for a dog swept into a river
    Los Angeles firefighters received a call about a little dog trapped in a swollen river, and the ensuing rescue involved a helicopter and some serious daring from the diver. The operation was successful, and officials say the pup was…
  • Jan 31

    Jeb Bush was a pothead

    Jeb Bush was a pothead
    In a new Boston Globe article, Michael Kranish dives into Jeb Bush's four years at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, during which he "smoked a notable amount of pot," according to his classmates. Bush's classmates also told the…
Rank this Week: 89

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jan 31

    Murder By Alpha

    Murder By Alpha
    Sohrab Ahmari has this article in the WSJ:"It has been described as one of the most dangerous post-mortem examinations ever undertaken in the Western world, and I think that's probably right."So testified forensic pathologist Nathaniel Cary…
  • Jan 30

    Interparty Dating

    Interparty Dating
    From the Daily Show, off-topic but very funny....
  • Jan 30

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Murder Suspect Was On Probation: Fairfield, CA Police have arrested a habitual felon for a Thanksgiving day murder who was on probation at the time of the crime.  Henry Lee of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that 19-year-old Leonard…
Rank this Week: 368

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Jan 31

    Show # 227 — Solon Barocas on algorithms and employment discrimination — posted

    Show # 227 — Solon Barocas on algorithms and employment discrimination — posted
    Happy new year! I’m pleased to post the first show of the winter quarter, Show # 227, January 14, 2015, my interview with Solon Barocas, Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy,…
  • Dec 15

    Thanks to Securing Change

    Thanks to Securing Change
    Those of you paying attention to the website have undoubtedly noticed the theme change. That change is part of the effort to thwart the incessant hackers who have targeted Hearsay Culture over the past three years. I’m pleased to report…
  • Dec 13

    Show # 226 — Prof. Stephen Turner on expertise in policymaking — posted

    Show # 226 — Prof. Stephen Turner on expertise in policymaking — posted
    For the last show for 2014, I’m pleased to post Show # 226, November 20, my interview with Prof. Stephen Turner of the University of South Florida on technological and scientific expertise in policymaking and democracy. Stephen has…
Rank this Week: 444

National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

Covers eminent domain news with a focus on Michigan. By Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski.

http://www.nationaleminentdomain.com/
  • Jan 31

    Nexus Announces Michigan Meeting

    Nexus Announces Michigan Meeting
    The Nexus high pressure gas pipeline proposes a route traversing Northern Ohio through Michigan. The proposed gas line will be constructed in 2017 according to the Nexus plans. Nexus has faced substantial opposition in Ohio from the local…
  • Jan 22

    John Mogk Provides Criticism of Kelo in Poletown

    John Mogk Provides Criticism of Kelo in Poletown
    Professor John Mogk of the Wayne State University Law School has provided another opinion to The Detroit News in which he claims that the article written by Jesse Hathaway regarding “Re-evaluating eminent domain” simply does not…
  • Dec 24

    Delray District Meets Future Plan

    Delray District Meets Future Plan
    Despite the grievances over the environmental issues in the Delray district, on should recognize that the City of Detroit has intended the area between the Detroit River and I-75 to be an industrial area since at least the passage of the…
Rank this Week: 589

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Features news, commentary and thoughts on the law of the securities markets. By Mark Astarita.

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 31

    SEC News - Broker Fraud, FCPA and Penny Stock Charge

    SEC News - Broker Fraud, FCPA and Penny Stock Charge
    Investment Adviser and Manager Charged in South Florida-Based FraudA Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based investment advisory firm, its manager, and three related funds are now facing fraud charges and an asset freeze for a scheme that…
  • Jan 29

    S.E.C. Faces Challenges Over the Constitutionality of Some of Its Court Proceeding

    S.E.C. Faces Challenges Over the Constitutionality of Some of Its Court Proceeding
    Great analysis of the issues raised by the SEC's use of administrative proceedings to avoid juries, evidentiary rules, discovery by defendants and other procedural safeguards afforded to defendants in government prosecutions.We have written…
  • Jan 26

    10 ETFs To Be Excited About In 2015

    10 ETFs To Be Excited About In 2015
    Investors were introduced to more than 180 new exchange-traded products in 2014, as well as a handful of ETF issuer newcomers.While the majority of new offerings offer more traditional investment objectives, there are a passel of funds that…
Rank this Week: 511

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/
  • Jan 31

    "It Could Have Been Me, But Instead It Was You"

    "It Could Have Been Me, But Instead It Was You"
    The Holly Near song is about the Kent State victims and Chilean folk singer Victor Jara, killed by the junta, but I thought of the words lately in another context. In class, I often begin with a "lawyer's in the...
  • Jan 31

    Justin Hansford, "The Legal Ethics of Nelson Mandela"

    Justin Hansford, "The Legal Ethics of Nelson Mandela"
    Article. Abstract: Can a good lawyer also be a good person? In answering in the affirmative, it is helpful to note the legal career of Nelson Mandela — a lawyer — and also a person recognized the world over as...
  • Jan 30

    Witness preparation (Ted 2) (humor)

    Witness preparation (Ted 2) (humor)
    The trailer for Ted 2 has a riff on witness preparation.
Rank this Week: 38

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 31

    Resolving Intractable Medical Futility Disputes in Virginia

    Resolving Intractable Medical Futility Disputes in Virginia
    Over six years ago, I analyzed how an intractable futility dispute might be resolved under Virginia law. Earlier this month, I explained that Virginia is considering legislation to strengthen the governing law. Today, the…
  • Jan 30

    Bad Healthcare Surrogates Kill Patient for the Money - Victorino Noval

    Bad Healthcare Surrogates Kill Patient for the Money - Victorino Noval
    Three years ago, I blogged about the Victorino Noval case.  The case (actually multiple cases) are still being litigated.  An appellate decision issued a few days ago summarizes the key alleged facts.   Three siblings,…
  • Jan 29

    Oklahoma Medical Treatment Laws Information Act - The Disclosure

    Oklahoma Medical Treatment Laws Information Act - The Disclosure
    Last year, I blogged about the 2014 Oklahoma  Medical Treatment Laws Information Act.   This law was enacted to educate clinicians about their duties, and patients about their rights, under the 2013 Oklahoma Nondiscrimination in…
Rank this Week: 306

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses boating, car, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents. By Altman& Altman.

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 31

    Auto Industry Faces A Heavy Blow After Another Airbag Recall

    Auto Industry Faces A Heavy Blow After Another Airbag Recall
    The auto industry has faced a number of troubles this past year; troubles which have only deepened with this weekend’s recall of more than 2.1 million older vehicles from three major carmakers—Toyota, Chrysler and Honda. The…
  • Jan 30

    Slip and Fall Accident on Icy Sidewalk Renders $1.2M Personal Injury Verdict

    Slip and Fall Accident on Icy Sidewalk Renders $1.2M Personal Injury Verdict
    A jury has awarded Brenda Alcala $1.2 million for her slip and fall accident on a sidewalk. The 54-year-old woman shattered her right ankle during the incident while staying at the Courtyard by Marriott Bettendorf. Alcala had to undergo two…
  • Jan 27

    Massachusetts Wrongful Death Lawsuit Blaming MIT for Student’s Suicide Moves Closer to a Civil Trial

    Massachusetts Wrongful Death Lawsuit Blaming MIT for Student’s Suicide Moves Closer to a Civil Trial
    A Middlesex Superior Court judge has denied the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s request to dismiss the Cambridge, MA wrongful death case filed by the family of Han Duy Nguyen. The doctoral student, who suffered from mental…
Rank this Week: 499

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 103

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/
  • Jan 31

    J&J Ethicon Mesh Injury Settlement

    J&J Ethicon Mesh Injury Settlement
    There are over 75,000 women who have filed personal injury claims against the various manufacturers of the transvaginal and bladder sling products. According to sources, Johnson & Johnson has settled at least four Ethicon transvaginal…
  • Jan 22

    Actos Bladder Cancer Federal Trial

    Actos Bladder Cancer Federal Trial
    The U.S. District Judge overseeing the federal Actos litigation has issued orders requiring that the Court be provided with details about each of the cases filed, information about potential settlements and motions in various state courts…
  • Jan 11

    Hysterectomy Morcellator Cancer 2015 Update

    Hysterectomy Morcellator Cancer 2015 Update
    There are many product liability lawsuits being filed against the manufacturers of power morcellators. The injured women claim that patients and doctors should have been warned about the risks associated with use of the medical devices during…
Rank this Week: 233

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 15

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

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

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

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Jan 31

    Honda investigating sixth Takata airbag death.

    Honda investigating sixth Takata airbag death.
    In continuing coverage of Takata Corp.’s exploding airbags, The AP reports that Honda is investigating a crash that occurred on January 18 in Houston in which the driver of a 2002 Honda Accord “was found…
  • Jan 31

    Death Claims from Faulty GM Ignition Switch Rise to 50

    Death Claims from Faulty GM Ignition Switch Rise to 50
    The AP reports that “with only five days left before the deadline to seek payments, compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg has decided that 50 death cases are eligible for money due to crashes caused by faulty General Motors…
  • Jan 30

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    This singer is completely overshadowed by the flamboyant drummer in the band. His performance starts a little after one minute into the song.  
Rank this Week: 872

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Jan 31

    "Your Weekly Constitutional" Discussion of Negro Motorist Green Book

    "Your Weekly Constitutional" Discussion of Negro Motorist Green Book
    Professor Stewart Harris of Appalachian School of Law hosts a weekly public radio discussion of law and often history, known as "Your Weekly Constitutional." This week his discussion is about the Negro Motorist Green Book and I had…
  • Jan 30

    More on Roe and Backlash: Mary Ziegler’s After Roe

    More on Roe and Backlash: Mary Ziegler’s After Roe
    In a comment to one of my prior posts, Barry pointed out that backlash may not be the right way to see the immediate period after Roe v. Wade, since there is some evidence that the Religious Right did not...
  • Jan 29

    Blocher and Gulati on Market for Sovereign Control

    Blocher and Gulati on Market for Sovereign Control
    Joseph Blocher and Mitu Gulati have just posted a paper on "The Market for Sovereign Control." Cribbing now from their abstract: Across the world, many regions are located in the wrong nations—wrong in the sense that the people of…
Rank this Week: 90

Central New York Injury Lawyer…

Central New York Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and municipal liability. By Michaels & Smolak, P.C.

http://www.centralnewyorkinjurylawyer.com/
  • Jan 31

    Does Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid Have A Products Liability Claim?

    Does Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid Have A Products Liability Claim?
    It's all over the news: Seventy-four year old Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's power workout "backfired" on him. Literally. In a freak accident, the senator was using an "elastic exercise band" to do some kind of exercise in his…
  • Jan 30

    Are Winter Car Accidents The Drivers' Or God's Fault? Central NY Car Accident Lawyer Explains.

    Are Winter Car Accidents The Drivers' Or God's Fault? Central NY Car Accident Lawyer Explains.
    I just read about a spectacular rollover crash on Interstate 690 in Geddes, NY (near Syracuse) a few hours ago. Fortunately, there were only minor injuries. I don't usually blog about local accidents, but I did want to make folks aware…
  • Jan 28

    Emoticons Can Be Important Evidence! CNY Personal Injury Lawyer Explains.

    Emoticons Can Be Important Evidence! CNY Personal Injury Lawyer Explains.
    A spurned man was recently on trial for posting threats against his ex on FACEBOOK. His defense? The "threats" were just a joke, and she should have known it. To support this claim, he pointed to certain emoticons (a facial glyph, used…
Rank this Week: 845

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 31

    The first week of Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Aaron Hernandez

    The first week of Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Aaron Hernandez
    I was in Fall River, Massachusetts this week to attend and report on the Aaron Hernandez trial for Sports Illustrated. Here are a few articles I wrote:Analysis of testimony presented on second day of Aaron Hernandez trialAnalyzing opening…
  • Jan 28

    #Not All Conviction

    #Not All Conviction
    Sadly, the only lessons anyone will learn about campus sexual assault from the convictions of two former Vanderbilt football players is 1) Don't be so stupid (or arrogant) as to record and share your criminal activity and 2) You cannot get…
  • Jan 27

    Legal Analysis of the MLS Labor Crisis and whether MLS is a single entity

    Legal Analysis of the MLS Labor Crisis and whether MLS is a single entity
    I have a new article for Sports Illustrated on the labor dispute in Major League Soccer and potential legal options for the players and the league. Hope you can check it out.
Rank this Week: 447

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 31

    One Decade Down, Next to Go

    One Decade Down, Next to Go
    It is humbling to consider that today marks our 10th Blogiversary. Well over 7,000 posts and millions of views, numerous awards and links from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fox and others.And, of course, the very best…
  • Jan 30

    And speaking of Medicaid...

    And speaking of Medicaid...
    As Bob recently noted, Indiana has become the 28th state to climb on board the  Medicaid expcansion train (wreck). He also pointed out that there's already a shortage of providers willing to take on Medicaid patients.Wonder why?Well, our…
  • Jan 30

    Another Installment of: That's NOT how it work

    Another Installment of: That's NOT how it work
    It seems like only a  week ago that we referenced our 2nd ever post - wait, it was a week ago that we did that! And here we are again, talking about insurance fraud. And this one's a doozy:"Irina Vorotinov has been charged by ... with…
Rank this Week: 53

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 31

    Trademark overreach of the day: ICE says "Yankees Suck" infringe

    Trademark overreach of the day: ICE says "Yankees Suck" infringe
    Your tax dollars at work, protecting America from infringing merchandise: I don't have much brief for protecting counterfeits, but I find it hard to believe this is the best use of public resources: "Gross misspellings of superstars’…
  • Jan 30

    Dastar-barred claim survives both as false advertising and false designation

    Dastar-barred claim survives both as false advertising and false designation
    Advanced Fluid Systems, Inc. v. Huber, 28 F. Supp. 3d 306 (M.D. Pa. 2014) AFS sued Huber for violations of the Lanham Act, the CFAA, the Pennsylvania Uniform Trade Secrets Act, and various common law claims.  AFS designs and…
  • Jan 30

    DC rejects POM's FTC challenge

    DC rejects POM's FTC challenge
    Via the Consumer Law & Policy Blog.  I must digest both lunch and this ruling, but I will definitely have more to say soon.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 68

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Jan 31

    Pre-Suit Notice Required When Re-Filing Med Mal Complaint

    Pre-Suit Notice Required When Re-Filing Med Mal Complaint
              As Tennessee courts continue to decide new Health Care Liability Act (“HCLA”) cases, nuances of the law are beginning to be parsed out for practitioners’ guidance. The Tennessee Supreme…
  • Jan 31

    Pre-Suit Notice Required When Re-Filing Med Mal Complaint

    Pre-Suit Notice Required When Re-Filing Med Mal Complaint
              As Tennessee courts continue to decide new Health Care Liability Act (“HCLA”) cases, nuances of the law are beginning to be parsed out for practitioners’ guidance. The Tennessee Supreme…
  • Jan 18

    2015 Tennessee Tort Reform Compendium Available

    2015 Tennessee Tort Reform Compendium Available
    The most recent version of my book, Compendium of Tort Reform Statutes and Related Case Law, 2008-2014, is now available.   The book includes tort reform statutes enacted by the Tennessee General Assembly in the period indicated and…
Rank this Week: 279

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation and real estate law. By David B. Snyder of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 31

    Pa. Commonwealth Court Addresses Tax Sales Notification Requirements Tax Sale

    Pa. Commonwealth Court Addresses Tax Sales Notification Requirements Tax Sale
    The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court recently ruled that the failure of a local sheriff’s office to include a return of service document in filings related to a disputed tax sale violated notification requirements under state law. …
  • Jan 30

    TX May End Takings By Private Entities For Toll Road

    TX May End Takings By Private Entities For Toll Road
    Texas lawmakers may eliminate a private North Texas company’s ability to use eminent domain to build toll roads.  State Rep. Cindy Burkett, R-Garland, introduced a bill in response Texas Turnpike Corp.’s plans for a rural…
  • Jan 30

    Appraisal Institute and Appraisal Foundation Spat Continue

    Appraisal Institute and Appraisal Foundation Spat Continue
    The Institute has been harshly critical of the Appraisal Foundation.  Most recently, the Appraisal Institute, in a Dec. 12 comment letter, reiterated its concern to the Appraisal Foundation’s Appraisal Practices Board regarding an…
Rank this Week: 974

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Reports on Massachusetts car accidents. By Altman & Altman LLP.

http://www.bostoncaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 31

    Monday Promising More Inclement Weather: Tips for Staying Safe on the Road

    Monday Promising More Inclement Weather: Tips for Staying Safe on the Road
    After what promises to be an exciting weekend with the Patriots in the Superbowl, many New Englanders are yet again, going to have to brace themselves for heavy snowfall on Monday morning. With the added layer of snowfall the streets (which…
  • Jan 27

    $15M Products Liability Lawsuit Blames GPS Maker Garmin for 2013 Massachusetts Bus Crash

    $15M Products Liability Lawsuit Blames GPS Maker Garmin for 2013 Massachusetts Bus Crash
    11 people are suing GPS device maker for $15 million over injuries they sustained in a 2013 Massachusetts bus collision. The plaintiffs are claiming products liability for what they contend was a defective/unsafe navigation device. The bus,…
  • Jan 23

    Plymouth, MA Woman Injured In Big Rig Truck Accident Involving Detached Trailer

    Plymouth, MA Woman Injured In Big Rig Truck Accident Involving Detached Trailer
    A Plymouth, Massachusetts woman now has to undergo physical therapy after she was involved in a truck accident involving a runaway trailer. Patricia Jordan was driving an SUV when the trailer, which had detached from the truck after the…
Rank this Week: 988

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

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

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 69

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Jan 31

    The Political Economy of SEC Enforcement

    The Political Economy of SEC Enforcement
    Jonas Heese has posted an interesting paper to SSRN, Government Preferences and SEC Enforcement, where he argues that the SEC goes easy on firms that contribute significantly to employment in a particular area. He finds that the effect is…
  • Jan 30

    Simpler

    Simpler
    I recently purchased and read two Cass Sunstein (Harvard) books: Simpler: The Future of Government and Wiser: Getting Beyond GroupThink to Make Groups Smarter (with Reid Hastie (Chicago)) Cass Sunstein is a enjoyable writer to read, and…
  • Jan 29

    A Proposal to Fix the Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals Rule

    A Proposal to Fix the Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals Rule
    I oppose the Dodd-Frank conflict minerals rule, which requires companies to conduct due diligence and report on their sourcing of certain minerals from the war-ravaged Democratic Republic of Congo and surrounding countries. As I have written…
Rank this Week: 88

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

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

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 73

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jan 31

    Embryo Donation

    Embryo Donation
    From KPRC Houston: For Natalie and Brandon Champagne, the question was not if they would become parents, but rather how they would become parents. "Brandon had leukemia as a child and some of the treatments that he received, we knew...
  • Jan 30

    Marriage and Consquence

    Marriage and Consquence
    From Erez Aloni (Whittier Law School), writing for the Guardian: Even as social conservatives pontificate on preserving the sanctity of marriage and the importance of making divorce once again more difficult, other conservatives have launched…
  • Jan 29

    Adopting Older Children

    Adopting Older Children
    From Newsmax.com: Babies are a hot commodity and so scarce here in the U.S. that some prospective adoptive parents will spend thousands of dollars to adopt a baby from overseas — while older children are ignored and left behind. But...
Rank this Week: 132

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury topics such as auto accidents, premises liability, worker's compensation, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and dog bites. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

http://www.chicagopersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 31

    Pasajero lesionado en un accidente de vuelco en Chicago

    Pasajero lesionado en un accidente de vuelco en Chicago
    En la mayoría de los casos, los accidentes de vuelco comienzan con un impacto inicial entre un coche rodando y otro objeto - llamado "tropezó" de colisión - ya sea si ese objeto es un segundo vehículo, la acera o…
  • Jan 30

    Suge Knight Accused of Fatal Hit-and-Run with Pedestrian

    Suge Knight Accused of Fatal Hit-and-Run with Pedestrian
    When a pedestrian and a vehicle collide, the pedestrian almost always suffers from personal injuries that can range from minor to severe. In the worst instances, victims may lose their lives due to these collisions including those pedestrian…
  • Jan 29

    Accidente en el fin de semana en Lake Shore Drive deja a 2 lesionado

    Accidente en el fin de semana en Lake Shore Drive deja a 2 lesionado
    El tipo y el diseño de una carretera pueden influir los tipos de colisiones más probables de ocurrir en un área. Carreteras con intersecciones, semáforos y señales de alto pueden conducir a accidentes de …
Rank this Week: 607

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Jan 31

    Dividing Home Equity As Marital Property

    Dividing Home Equity As Marital Property
    Question: After getting married I moved into the home my wife owned. We refinanced the mortgage about 18 months ago and put my name on the loan as well as the title/deed. My wife now wants a divorce and says I am not entitled to any of the…
  • Jan 30

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News – January 30, 2015

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News – January 30, 2015
    Cordell & Cordell, along with its sponsored sites Dads Divorce and Men’s Divorce, present a news video for the week of January 30, 2015. This week, Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joe Cordell contributed a new…
  • Jan 29

    The Philippines: The Land Of No Divorce (Laws)

    The Philippines: The Land Of No Divorce (Laws)
    Undoubtedly, there are many flaws with the divorce and custody laws in the United States. But clearly there are situations in other parts of the globe that are much worse. Take a look at the Philippines, which aside from Vatican City, is the…
Rank this Week: 177

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jan 31

    Patent Law Job

    Patent Law Job
    Patent firms are hiring and posting jobs on patentlyo.com/jobs.  Here is a list of jobs posted over the past four days.  Employers say the best patent-focused candidates come from Patently-O.  Good luck with the job…
  • Jan 30

    Binding Teams in Silicon Valley

    Binding Teams in Silicon Valley
    After seeing his interesting new article, I asked Professor Andres Sawicki (University of Miami School of Law) to draft this short essay about his work. — Dennis. by Andres Sawicki In a recently published article, I report…
  • Jan 29

    Even under BRI, A Wired-Connection is not “Wireless”

    Even under BRI, A Wired-Connection is not “Wireless”
    by Dennis Crouch In re Imes (Fed. Cir. 2015) The Federal Circuit has again rejected USPTO’s broadest reasonable claim construction as unduly broad.  The Federal Circuit here maintains the BRI standard, but suggests that more…
Rank this Week: 51

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Jan 31

    Call for Submissions: The Rights of Older Person

    Call for Submissions: The Rights of Older Person
    Irish Community Development Law Journal is a peer reviewed online journal, published twice a year by Community Law & Meditation (formerly Northside Community Law & Mediation Centre) in Coolock, Dublin. The journal seeks to offer a…
  • Jan 31

    Gendering the Practices of Post-Conflict Resolution: Investigations, Reparations and Communal Repair

    Gendering the Practices of Post-Conflict Resolution: Investigations, Reparations and Communal Repair
    The Transitional Justice Institute (TJI), Ulster University  is delighted to announce its 8th annual Summer School on Transitional Justice on the theme of: Gendering the Practices of Post-Conflict Resolution: Investigations,…
  • Jan 24

    Health, Gender-Based Violence and the Right to Reparations in Ireland.

    Health, Gender-Based Violence and the Right to Reparations in Ireland.
    I do not accept the Deputy’s comment that the Government is neither sympathetic nor decent in respect of the work it does here. As pointed out with regard to the Magdalen laundries, Priory Hall and many other sensitive…
Rank this Week: 214

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Sheriff: Why sex offenders live in our communitie

    Sheriff: Why sex offenders live in our communitie
    1-31-2015 Wisconsin: Throughout the years I have written articles pertaining to many topics that affect the overall safety of our communities. From theft and fraud prevention to animal bites and cold weather preparation, there is never a…
  • Jan 30

    Sex-Offender Laws to Be Weakened

    Sex-Offender Laws to Be Weakened
    1-30-2015 California: Court Rulings, Lawsuit Force County Supervisors To Act Prompted by two adverse appellate court decisions and a lawsuit springing from them, the board of supervisors on Tuesday gave tentative approval to amendments to…
  • Jan 30

    Sex offender residency restrictions may be backfiring

    Sex offender residency restrictions may be backfiring
    1-30-2015 Wisconsin: No one wants a sex offender next door, but WISN 12 News has learned efforts to keep them out of a community may have actually brought them closer to those you love. By law, prisons release sex offenders to the counties…
Rank this Week: 62

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/
  • Jan 30

    Pretend you never went to school

    Pretend you never went to school
    President Obama's SOTU address was easy to dismiss as standard-issue liberal class-baiting. But when within the span of a week...
  • Jan 30

    Reminder: LEA CFP

    Reminder: LEA CFP
    Remember, February 1 is the deadline for submitting a proposal to the Law and Entrepreneurship Association. Details follow: March 21,...
  • Jan 30

    The Causation Link Between Securitization and Fraud, Used Car Edition

    The Causation Link Between Securitization and Fraud, Used Car Edition
    When I practiced in the mid-1990s, I occasionally worked on projects we called "asset securitizations." We didn't talk about it...
Rank this Week: 17

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

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

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 234

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Single Vehicle Rollover Near Malta

    Single Vehicle Rollover Near Malta
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
  • Jan 28

    Final Update - Crash Blocks US26 Near Wyoming Border

    Final Update - Crash Blocks US26 Near Wyoming Border
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 6 1540 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828…
  • Jan 28

    Crash near Kimberly blocked traffic for 2 hours.

    Crash near Kimberly blocked traffic for 2 hours.
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
Rank this Week: 218

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

Covers biotech and pharma patent law and news. By McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP.

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jan 30

    IPO Webinar on Teva v. Sandoz

    IPO Webinar on Teva v. Sandoz
    The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "After Teva: How Will Patent Litigation Change?" on February 5, 2015 beginning at 2:00 pm (ET). Paul Berghoff of McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert &…
  • Jan 30

    Webinar on Overcoming § 101 Rejections Post-Alice

    Webinar on Overcoming § 101 Rejections Post-Alice
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Overcoming Sect. 101 Rejections Post-Alice Corp. -- Leveraging USPTO Guidance and Recent Decisions to Meet Sect. 101 Patent Eligibility Requirements" on February 12, 2015 from 1:00…
  • Jan 29

    Pro-Patent Coalition Writes Letter to the House and Senate Judiciary Committee

    Pro-Patent Coalition Writes Letter to the House and Senate Judiciary Committee
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Last week, what is described as "a broad coalition" representing patent holders and inventors sent a letter to Representatives Bob Goodlatte (VA, 6th) and John Conyers (MI, 13th), Chairman and Ranking Member,…
Rank this Week: 65

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Jan 30

    Figure Skating and Law School

    Figure Skating and Law School
    Throughout my childhood, I have loved figure skating with a passion and vigor that rivals no other. Although I no longer compete, I enjoyed watching the United States Figure Skating Championship this past weekend because it demonstrated the…
  • Jan 29

    Court of Appeals Upholds Dismissal of Sing-Along Citation

    Court of Appeals Upholds Dismissal of Sing-Along Citation
    Today the Wisconsin Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of a citation issued to a “solidarity singer,” one of the participants in the ongoing State Capitol Sing-a-Long in which the participants sing songs protesting…
  • Jan 28

    MPS Is at a “Tipping Point,” Driver Tells Law School Audience

    MPS Is at a “Tipping Point,” Driver Tells Law School Audience
    The Milwaukee Public Schools system is “at a tipping point” where improvements in how the system is run and a strong base of community support need to lead to better overall academic achievement for students, the new…
Rank this Week: 899

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, cases and sentences in California. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    Texas Man Allegedly Had Blood Forcibly Drawn without Consent After DUI Arrest

    Texas Man Allegedly Had Blood Forcibly Drawn without Consent After DUI Arrest
    Los Angeles DUI laws are very particular about what can and cannot be used as evidence during a DUI case. The following Texas case depicts what can happen if police officers don’t follow appropriate protocol. According to news reports,…
  • Jan 28

    Texas Man Gets Pulled Over for 8th DUI: Los Angeles DUI Lawyers React

    Texas Man Gets Pulled Over for 8th DUI: Los Angeles DUI Lawyers React
    In Los Angeles, DUI offenses can be punished by a few hours in prison or many years – the harshness of the sentencing depends on many factors, such as the nature of the alleged offense, the amount of damage done to people and property,…
  • Jan 26

    Colorado Researchers Race to Collect Data on Drug DUIs: Los Angeles DUI Attorney Assesse

    Colorado Researchers Race to Collect Data on Drug DUIs: Los Angeles DUI Attorney Assesse
    The recent legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington – in addition to the widespread and growing approval of medical pot — has spurred some fascinating research. Scientists want to understand how the growing wave of…
Rank this Week: 612

But I Do Have a Law Degree

But I Do Have a Law Degree

A lawyer turned stay at home mom chronicles life after law firms.

http://www.butidohavealawdegree.com/
  • Jan 30

    Doggy on the TV (and Netflix)

    Doggy on the TV (and Netflix)
    We have a dog named Couscous.  I mean it when I say she is the most annoying dog ever.  She barks incessantly at anything that passes by our house (cars, birds, people, leaves).  She jumps all over anyone that dare enter our…
  • Jan 22

    Thursdays in Baltimore

    Thursdays in Baltimore
    Every other Thursday, Casey, my four year old, and I head to Baltimore for our 1:30 appointment at Johns Hopkins.  I should be be thankful for this - so incredibly thankful- because we travel there for a peanut allergy clinical…
  • Jan 7

    A New Thing to Obsess Over, and It's Oh So Much Fun

    A New Thing to Obsess Over, and It's Oh So Much Fun
    It's no wonder I was a litigator.  I LOVE to research.  It gets borderline obsessive, actually.  I will dig deeper and deeper and deeper and scour all available resources until I have reached near expert status.  Then I…
Rank this Week: 862

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Jan 30

    2015.33: In Which I Gertrude About Gertruding about Gertruding

    2015.33: In Which I Gertrude About Gertruding about Gertruding
    I would never say that I don’t need to prove that I don’t need to prove that I’m opposed to cops being murdered. Because it’s obvious that I don’t need to prove that I don’t need to prove that I ……
  • Jan 30

    2015.32: Texas Lawyers, Don’t Be That Guy

    2015.32: Texas Lawyers, Don’t Be That Guy
    Some lawyers are reportedly interpreting Ethics Opinion 646 to mean that they can give their clients copies of discovery produced under Article 39.14 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, despite Article 39.14(f)‘s admonition that:…
  • Jan 30

    2015.31: Ethical Question—Privilege vs. Best Interest

    2015.31: Ethical Question—Privilege vs. Best Interest
    Hypo: In a Texas criminal case, defense counsel receives a video recording in discovery from the state. Assume that she needs to prepare her witnesses for cross-examination by talking to them about the contents of the video. The defendant…
Rank this Week: 202

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    ENCYCLOPEDIC KNOWLEDGE

    ENCYCLOPEDIC KNOWLEDGE
    So much for being book smart .... @ Asiana Airlines First Class Lounge
  • Jan 30

    HAWKING FOOD

    HAWKING FOOD
    Food vendor @ Souq Waqif Doha, Qatar
  • Jan 30

    AN AMANPULO PIE

    AN AMANPULO PIE
    Half margherita, half prawns -- 650 PHP @ Amanpulo
Rank this Week: 13

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Jan 30

    New Record for Wind Installations in Germany

    New Record for Wind Installations in Germany
    As Spiegel and many others report, the German Wind Energy Association BWE has announced figures for 2014. They are a new record 4.75 GW, breaking the 12 year old record of 2002 (3.2 GW). That sounds like good news, and it is. The bad news is…
  • Jan 29

    Oil Price Crash

    Oil Price Crash
    Thanks to J.L. Morin for writing about the oil price at Huffington Post. That’s a good occasion for me to break my recent silence on this blog. Morin explains the recent downward trend in oil prices with the fact that fossil fuel will…
  • Nov 16

    Japanese Translation of German Constitutional Court Decision on European Stability Mechanism II

    Japanese Translation of German Constitutional Court Decision on European Stability Mechanism II
    I recall my Japanese translation of the 2012 decision of the German Constitutional Court on the European Stability Mechanism, which I published last year on this blog. That decision was about the plaintiffs request for a temporary injunction.…
Rank this Week: 663

Election Law

Election Law

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

http://electionlawblog.org/
Rank this Week: 86

The Irreverent Lawyer

The Irreverent Lawyer

Ruminations on law and life

http://lawmrh.wordpress.com
  • Jan 30

    Pre-Super Bowl Trepidations.

    Pre-Super Bowl Trepidations.
    I don’t have a team to root for in this Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIX. The Packers choked like Luca Brasi and the 49’ers were never in the hunt. That said, I still plan to watch the game although not out of parochial loyalty…
  • Jan 16

    The six things I forgot about desert sushi.

    The six things I forgot about desert sushi.
    A number of years ago when lawyering was not even a twinkle in my eye, I traveled to Flagstaff, Arizona on overnight business. For dinner that evening, my employee suggested of all things — that we have sushi. Ever dubious, I asked,…
  • Jan 14

    Everything’s better with bacon, including FREE CLE.

    Everything’s better with bacon, including FREE CLE.
    It’s been a few years since I last made reference to bacon. And that’s despite my knowing full well that a lot of people think bacon ought to go with just about everything, perhaps even “The Irreverent Lawyer.” Sir…
Rank this Week: 664

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses topics related to DWI, criminal defense, traffic tickets, CDL defense, open records, Texas laws, and the War on Drugs. By Robert Guest.

http://www.dallascriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    7 Cell Phone Safety Rules for Stoner

    7 Cell Phone Safety Rules for Stoner
    They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Whether you measure you favorite chemical indulgences in grams or ounces you need to take some basic cell phone safety precautions. First, a disclaimer, a warrant and a dedicated…
  • Jan 20

    Kaufman County Jury Duty- No, I wasn’t struck

    Kaufman County Jury Duty- No, I wasn’t struck
    I received my first jury summons since moving to Kaufman County. It’s the first I have received in at least 10 years. I must be on some kind of “Do Not Call” list for potential jurors (let’s call them PJs). If you have…
  • Jan 2

    Ignorance of the law in no excuse, unless you’re a cop

    Ignorance of the law in no excuse, unless you’re a cop
    One of the most frustrating aspects of criminal defense work is the double standards that abound between what we expect of government (cops and prosecutors) and what expect of citizens. Which leads us to the case of the day…..…
Rank this Week: 992

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers various accident and injury accident topics. By Farber Law Group.

http://www.seattlecaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    Driver safety on Super Bowl Sunday

    Driver safety on Super Bowl Sunday
    Sunday is the Super Bowl and the Seattle Seahawks are going for a repeat of last year's win. Go Hawks!The Farber Law Group is urging drivers to avoid a DUI or getting into an accident on this exciting day for the city of Seattle and for…
  • Jan 16

    Kirkland woman killed in wrong way car accident

    Kirkland woman killed in wrong way car accident
    Head-on collisions are some of the most devastating. A case in point is an accident that occurred this morning when a 38-year-old Kirkland woman was killed in a head-on collision when she drove the wrong way — eastbound in the…
  • Jan 5

    New study reveals that drowsy driving plays a factor in up to 21% of fatal car accident

    New study reveals that drowsy driving plays a factor in up to 21% of fatal car accident
    A new study published by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety refutes an earlier study that said that only 1-3% of all motor vehicle accidents were affected by drowsy drivers. The new study by AAA which looked at 14,268 crashes, revealed that a…
Rank this Week: 479

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Jan 30

    Zombie Properties create Issues for Neighborhoods across the Country

    Zombie Properties create Issues for Neighborhoods across the Country
    Recently we’ve all become somewhat obsessed with what’s known as “zombie culture”. Popular movies and shows like World War Z and The Walking Dead spin out tales of survivors of the zombie apocalypse. Some people take…
  • Jan 30

    Philadelphia Detective Becomes a Suspect in Homicide Case

    Philadelphia Detective Becomes a Suspect in Homicide Case
    A Philadelphia police homicide detective has been indicted for obstruction of justice, flight to avoid apprehension, and conspiracy. Ron Dove, a 16-year veteran of the Philadelphia police department, helped his girlfriend, Erica Sanchez, flee…
  • Jan 29

    “Go Topless Day” Advocate Fights Indecent Exposure Fine

    “Go Topless Day” Advocate Fights Indecent Exposure Fine
    Over the past decade, a woman’s right to breastfeed in public has gained significant traction. In fact, the right to breastfeed during work is an often overlooked portion of Obamacare. The success of the breastfeeding movement has…
Rank this Week: 555

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    MSRB Again Calls for Better Debt Disclosure by Bond Issuer

    MSRB Again Calls for Better Debt Disclosure by Bond Issuer
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By John Filar AtwoodThe Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) has issued another call to municipal bond issuers to make more information about their bank loans and other…
  • Jan 29

    Savings Statute Cannot Rescue Claim of Improper Demand Refusal

    Savings Statute Cannot Rescue Claim of Improper Demand Refusal
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Amy Leisinger, J.D.The Delaware District Court has dismissed an action against certain investment advisers, funds, and a number of directors alleging, among other things,…
  • Jan 28

    Government Asks Full Court to Rehear Newman Insider Trading Appeal

    Government Asks Full Court to Rehear Newman Insider Trading Appeal
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Anne Sherry, J.D.Criticizing last month’s opinion by a Second Circuit panel overturning two insider trading convictions based on a lack of personal benefit to the…
Rank this Week: 139