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Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 85

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers life insurance, disability insurance, and claims denial. By Mark S. Humphreys, P.C.

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Life Insurance And Missed Payment

    Life Insurance And Missed Payment
    North Richland Hills Lawyers who handle life insurance claims can read this case and then tell potential clients they better hire an attorney. This case is from the United States District Court, Northern District, Fort Worth Division. The…
  • Apr 17

    Policy Exclusions - Interpretation

    Policy Exclusions - Interpretation
    Arlington insurance lawyers need to be able to know how the courts interpret insurance policy exclusions. A recent finding from a United States Magistrate Judge in the Northern District of Texas is helpful. The style of the case is, The...
  • Apr 15

    Insurance Claims And Punitive Damage

    Insurance Claims And Punitive Damage
    Insurance lawyers who seek punitive damages in bad faith cases need to be able to determine when they apply. A 1995, Beaumont Court of Appeals case is a good one to read for this issue. The style of the case...
Rank this Week: 763

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Apr 19

    Detention Watch Network Conference

    Detention Watch Network Conference
    From Detention Watch Network: Register Today for the 10th National Member Conference! The Last day to register is Friday, April 25th! Participate in the DWN and CAMBIO Advocacy: The focus of the advocacy day will be to educate strategic…
  • Apr 19

    E4FC Leadership Team Applications Open

    E4FC Leadership Team Applications Open
    From Educators for Fair Consideration: Dear E4FC Family, We are thrilled to announce that E4FC is NOW RECRUITING for our 2014-2015 Outreach, Legal Services and Policy Teams! E4FC invests in developing the concrete skills and leadership…
  • Apr 19

    How Truthful is the Headline "Court Deportations Drop 43 Percent in Past Five Years"?

    How Truthful is the Headline "Court Deportations Drop 43 Percent in Past Five Years"?
    An article by Julia Preston in the New York Times this week with an eye catching but somewhat misleading headline ("Court Deportations Drop 43 Percent in Past Five Years") grabbed the attentiion of immigration watchers. Preston's…
Rank this Week: 14

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

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

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    eX-Men

    eX-Men
    What is going on with Bryan Singer?As X-Men director Bryan Singer is gearing up for his defense case, which he will have to make in court and in the media, the sexual abuse allegations against him have sent the Days of Future Past marketing…
  • Apr 18

    SFL Friday: Peace to All.

    SFL Friday: Peace to All.
  • Apr 17

    What Is a Shotgun Pleading, Truly?

    What Is a Shotgun Pleading, Truly?
    Longtimers know our affinity for shotgun pleadings, but let's get metaphysical for a moment -- what are they, really?Is it just when you incorporate all prior allegations into each count, or is there something "more" to a shotgun…
Rank this Week: 203

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan and Aidan Ellis.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 477

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

Fictional account of a junior barrister practising at the English Bar.

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Apr 19

    Weekend video: An Interview with John Grisham about Sycamore Row

    Weekend video: An Interview with John Grisham about Sycamore Row
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  • Apr 16

    Spring Forward in Your Career

    Spring Forward in Your Career
    Brought to you by our friends at the Sellick Partnership Friday 21st March sees a new season arriving and the country saying goodbye to a cold, wet winter. Although it can be tempting to forget all of the career analysis you’ve been…
  • Apr 15

    Justice for sale

    Justice for sale
    OldSmoothie was looking particularly smug today, even for him. “Yes, I’ve just got £10,000 on the brief for tomorrow’s one day trial,” he mentioned at least twice just when I was within hearing. “Why on…
Rank this Week: 963

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Apr 19

    Reminder: What the Best Law Teachers Do Conference in June

    Reminder: What the Best Law Teachers Do Conference in June
    It is not too late to register for What the Best Law Teachers Do: Educators in Action, hosted by Northwestern Law and the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, June 25-27, 2014, in Chicago, Illinois. What the Best Law Teachers...
  • Apr 18

    AASE National Conference Has Three Tracks of Program

    AASE National Conference Has Three Tracks of Program
    Don’t forget to register for the 2nd Annual AASE National Conference in Indianapolis, IN, May 29 through June 1. This year AASE is proud to offer three distinct program tracks focused on professional development; techniques for law school…
  • Apr 17

    CAll for Papers for the AALS Section on Academic Support

    CAll for Papers for the AALS Section on Academic Support
    Call for Papers AALS Section on Academic Support January 2015 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. ASP a Roadmap at the Crossroad: How Academic Support Will Meet Today’s Varied Challenges This year, the Academic Support Program Committee…
Rank this Week: 642

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    “Act naturally!” “Say what?”

    “Act naturally!” “Say what?”
     Grand View of Rivers and Mountains, Ma Yuan, Ming dynastyOn an existential level, when we recognize the extent to which our lives are molded by social constructs, we become able to free ourselves from a type of emotional entanglement…
  • Apr 15

    Conscience & Conviction

    Conscience & Conviction
    The Jury, a Norman Rockwell painting, appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post published February 14, 1959.This is one of several Rockwell paintings that can serve more or less as a civics lesson (cf. the 1964 painting, The…
  • Apr 4

    Prosoche in the Daily Life a Salonnière in the French Enlightenment

    Prosoche in the Daily Life a Salonnière in the French Enlightenment
    With the Enlightenment, the very way conversation was thought about changed; it no longer dealt only with the aesthetic preoccupations of a privileged elite but now addressed the basic problems of the new culture. The spoken word had to …
Rank this Week: 471

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Apr 19

    Practice Pointer: Read The Court Paper

    Practice Pointer: Read The Court Paper
    A Massachusetts attorney has been reprimanded for misconduct in the course of representing an elderly client. According to a summary of the case An elderly client hired the respondent to represent her in a divorce action filed by her…
  • Apr 19

    Interim Suspension For Criminal Conviction

    Interim Suspension For Criminal Conviction
    The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered the interim suspension of a attorney convicted of a felony offense. NBCi4.com had the story of the arrest A local attorney was arrested after he allegedly tried to break into his ex-girlfriend's home and...
  • Apr 19

    A Friend On The Bench

    A Friend On The Bench
    A state district court judge who improperly interfered with a pending matter involving a friend has been publicly reprimanded hy the Nebraska Supreme Court. ...here is essentially no dispute that [Judge] Schatz used his judicial authority to…
Rank this Week: 57

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/
  • Apr 19

    Do the securities laws matter?

    Do the securities laws matter?
    Today I'm plugging my colleague Elisabeth de Fontenay's new article, despite the existential threat it poses to my specialty. InDo the Securities Laws Matter?, de Fontenay compares the market for syndicated loans, which are not treated as…
  • Apr 18

    Student Business Plan Competition

    Student Business Plan Competition
    Earlier this semester, Belmont undergraduate students competed for a total of $8,000 in a business plan competition. The first place team, What’s Hubbin’, won $5,000. Law firm Baker Donelson was one of the sponsors. Each competition team…
  • Apr 17

    Corporate Scholarship Highlights: A Corporate Right to Privacy

    Corporate Scholarship Highlights: A Corporate Right to Privacy
    Elizabeth Pollman at the Loyola Law School Los Angeles, recently posted her paper, A Corporate Right to Privacy, on SSRN (forthcoming in the Minnesota Law Review 2014). This paper timely weighs in on the corporate personhood debate by…
Rank this Week: 87

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    Some states import federal dollars, others…

    Some states import federal dollars, others export them in the form of taxes. There's a cool interactive map here.I thought about this last weekend while admiring the very handsome bridge over the Mississippi in Cape Giradeau:Isn't that a…
  • Apr 17

    Gabriel García Márquez dead.…

    Gabriel García Márquez dead. The world just got a little less magical.
  • Apr 17

    The case against my friend Lawrence Brose…

    The case against my friend Lawrence Brose now moves into the sentencing phase, which means that it is far from over. This, in turn, means that Brose is still not really able to comment-- but I still can, and have, and will.First of all, this…
Rank this Week: 554

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP…

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP Personal Injury Blog

Covers personal injury topics like auto accidents, truck accidents, and even gas drilling injuries in Pennsylvania.

http://www.dlplaw.com/category/dlp-law/
  • Apr 19

    HAPPY EASTER FROM DLP!!!!!

    HAPPY EASTER FROM DLP!!!!!
    The 12 Trial Lawyers and all of the staff at DLP wish you and your loved ones a HAPPY EASTER!!!!The post HAPPY EASTER FROM DLP!!!!! appeared first on Dougherty, Leventhal & Price, LLP.
  • Apr 19

    DLP Truck Trial Team Handling I-81 TRUCK ACCIDENT PERSONAL INJURY CASES in Luzerne, Lackawanna and Susquehanna Countie

    DLP Truck Trial Team Handling I-81 TRUCK ACCIDENT PERSONAL INJURY CASES in Luzerne, Lackawanna and Susquehanna Countie
    The past several weeks has seen a tremendous influx of road construction work on Interstate 81 in Luzerne, Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties.  Unfortunately, with the increase in the number of construction zones has come an increase in…
  • Apr 19

    New York Rejects Geisenger Study as Statewide Fracking Moratorium Remains Intact

    New York Rejects Geisenger Study as Statewide Fracking Moratorium Remains Intact
    Fracking has been on hold in New York for the past several years.  Spurred on by reports of water pollution in Pennsylvania and fears of interfering with the Delaware River Basin water supply to New York City New York legislatures have…
Rank this Week: 551

Michigan Auto Law Blog

Michigan Auto Law Blog

Provides tips, news and information for Michigan auto accident victims, drivers, and lawyers. By Steven M. Gursten.

http://www.michiganautolaw.com/auto-lawyers-blog
  • Apr 19

    Brain injury victim didn’t need positive CT scan to win auto case

    Brain injury victim didn’t need positive CT scan to win auto case
    Centrone V. Stoddard reaffirms that pain and suffering damages require ‘objectively manifested impairment,’ not ‘injury,’ as courts had previously wrongfully held Imagine if nearly every brain injury claim in Michigan…
  • Apr 18

    Can a future with driverless cars save 1.2 million lives a year?

    Can a future with driverless cars save 1.2 million lives a year?
    Striking the balance between protecting an emerging technology that promises to save millions of lives, and compensating victims when driverless cars crash Worldwide, approximately 1.2 million people die every year in car and truck accidents,…
  • Apr 17

    Do drivers who speed in construction work zones deserve more lenient penalties?

    Do drivers who speed in construction work zones deserve more lenient penalties?
    Michigan senators want to reduce points on driving records for speeders who endanger workers and other drivers with (SB 895-898). Why? Yesterday, I wrote about a recent, dangerous package of Senate bills (SB 895-898) that would allow drivers…
Rank this Week: 541

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: 76

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Apr 19

    Hiring Help

    Hiring Help
    From the Atlantic: When Lorrie Moore, acclaimed author of A Gate at The Stairs and Birds of America, released Bark, her first short story collection in 16 years, on February 25th, critics were dismayed to find that such a long...
  • Apr 18

    Anti-Adultery Law

    Anti-Adultery Law
    From USA Today: The New Hampshire state Senate voted Thursday to repeal its anti-adultery law, sending the bill to Gov. Maggie Hassan, who says she's likely to sign it into law. Under the law the Legislature voted to repeal, adultery...
  • Apr 17

    Lozano v. Alvarez

    Lozano v. Alvarez
    From Margaret Ryznar, writing for the Huffington Post: In early March, the United States Supreme Court handed down the opinion in its most recent international abduction case, Lozano v. Alvarez. Justice Thomas wrote for the unanimous Court,…
Rank this Week: 125

The Verdict

The Verdict

Topics range from Iowa to the national scene but concentrate heavily on Iowa cases. By Stephen D Lombardi.

http://www.lombardilaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 962

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Apr 19

    “Act naturally!” “Say what?”

    “Act naturally!” “Say what?”
    Morning Bell at Mount Jing, Ma Xian (late 18th-early 19th) Qing dynasty On an existential level, when we recognize the extent to which our lives are molded by social constructs, we become able to free ourselves from a type of emotional…
  • Apr 16

    Conscience & Conviction

    Conscience & Conviction
    The Jury, a Norman Rockwell painting, appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post published February 14, 1959. This is one of several Rockwell paintings that can serve more or less as a civics lesson (cf. the 1964 painting, The Problem…
  • Apr 15

    Group Libel and the Crime of Poverty

    Group Libel and the Crime of Poverty
    In reviewing The Divided by Matt Taibbi in the Sunday New York Times Book Review, Timothy Noah makes the remark that poverty is being criminalized in the United States. He refers to the way that poor people are being treated on the streets,…
Rank this Week: 330

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Apr 18

    Lamberth in Cobell Part 3: The Sideshow and Its Message

    Lamberth in Cobell Part 3: The Sideshow and Its Message
    To continue the Cobell story (earlier posts here and here), I want to turn to the case’s numerous and contentious collateral proceedings. Much has been made (not just by Glenn) of the contempt citations to cabinet officers, the orders…
  • Apr 18

    How the Common Core Fosters an "Ideological Circus": David Brooks Misses the Point of Educational Federalism

    How the Common Core Fosters an "Ideological Circus": David Brooks Misses the Point of Educational Federalism
    David Brooks has a typically Brooksian "split-the-difference" column about the Common Core in this morning's New York Times, in which he lays a pox on both houses of Left and Right -- the "ideological circus" in his words…
  • Apr 18

    Three (and a Half) Takes on Animu

    Three (and a Half) Takes on Animu
    I have a "jot" on Jotwell today about Steve Smith's forthcoming piece, The Jurisprudence of Denigration, which offers a critical but (and?), I think, very intriguing take on the use of animus in United States v. Windsor. As I say in…
Rank this Week: 24

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

The climate policy, renewable energy, and sustainability blog. By Stoel Rives, LLP.

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
Rank this Week: 446

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Apr 18

    33.2 GW Of New Renewable In Japan

    33.2 GW Of New Renewable In Japan
    The Japanese Economics Ministry has released figures on the state of play on renewable energy in Japan under the new feed-in tariff. Some of it is good news. Thanks to this Tweet by Hiro Matsubara for the link. The Japanese feed-in tariff…
  • Apr 15

    Great News About Coal in China

    Great News About Coal in China
    Greenpeace has published a short report on recent trends in Chinese coal consumption, titled “The End of China’s Coal Boom“. Thanks to this Tweet by Kees van der Leun for the link. The report shows plans of multiple…
  • Apr 14

    Stiftung Umweltenergierecht On Commission Guideline

    Stiftung Umweltenergierecht On Commission Guideline
    The Stiftung Umweltenergierecht has published an 89 page analysis (in German language) explaining how the recent move by the European Commission to violate Germany’s legislation competences is illegal. Thanks to this Tweet by Heiko…
Rank this Week: 670

Karel's Legal Blog

Karel's Legal Blog

Covers law in the Netherlands Antilles. By Karel Frielink.

http://www.curacao-law.com
  • Apr 18

    AANSPRAKELIJKHEID OVERHEID VOOR KWALITEIT OPENBARE WEG

    AANSPRAKELIJKHEID OVERHEID VOOR KWALITEIT OPENBARE WEG
    Geen geld om de weg te onderhouden als disculpatiegrond? Een fietser is met zijn racefiets ten val gekomen op het moment dat hij werd ingehaald door een vrachtauto met aanhangwagen. De fietser is vervolgens onder de vrachtwagen terecht…
  • Apr 17

    HET VENNOOTSCHAPPELIJK BELANG

    HET VENNOOTSCHAPPELIJK BELANG
    De Hoge Raad schetst de kaders Bij de vervulling van hun taak dienen de bestuurders zich naar het belang van de vennootschap (NV of BV) en de met haar verbonden onderneming te richten. Wat dat belang inhoudt hangt af – hoe kan het ook…
  • Apr 16

    DE BV DIE VAN BONAIRE NAAR ROTTERDAM WILDE GAAN… KWAM NOOIT AAN

    DE BV DIE VAN BONAIRE NAAR ROTTERDAM WILDE GAAN… KWAM NOOIT AAN
    Inschrijving in Rotterdam geweigerd Tijdens een lezing in 2012 maakte ik er melding van dat in 2011 is geprobeerd een BV die statutair is gevestigd in Bonaire te verplaatsen naar Rotterdam door middel van een statutenwijziging, waarbij…
Rank this Week: 508

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/
  • Apr 18

    Eyes wide open - should you accept that executor appointment?

    Eyes wide open - should you accept that executor appointment?
    I'm attaching a link to a post by Ontario lawyer Corina Weigl, who blogs at www.allaboutestates.ca. In her article, Ms. Weigl talks about the fact that many executors and court-appointed administrators take on the assigned role without even…
  • Apr 18

    Beneficiaries got nothing when executor used the house for security - and lost it

    Beneficiaries got nothing when executor used the house for security - and lost it
    There is a new case from the Ontario Court of Appeal this month that I believe holds a really valuable lesson for beneficiaries. It's the case of DiMichele v. DiMichele. The facts, briefly, are that Mrs. DiMichele died in 1996, leaving her…
  • Apr 13

    Executor is charging the beneficiaries to live in the house they inherited

    Executor is charging the beneficiaries to live in the house they inherited
    Does your will contain trusts that affect your children? Are those trusts complete and clear enough to avoid problems? Have you really thought through how it's all supposed to work after you're gone? I received a note from two young people…
Rank this Week: 222

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Apr 18

    Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law

    Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law
    The John Marshall Law School Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law will be holding a program on Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law on April 24, 2014 in Chicago, IL. The conference will consist of the…
  • Apr 18

    Webinar on Opinions of Counsel

    Webinar on Opinions of Counsel
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Patent Infringement: Structuring Opinions of Counsel: Leveraging Opinion Letters to Reduce the Risks of Liability and Enhanced Damages" on May 22, 2014 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT).…
  • Apr 17

    AIA Trial Roundtables -- PTAB Takes Its Show on the Road

    AIA Trial Roundtables -- PTAB Takes Its Show on the Road
    By Andrew Williams -- This week, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board began hosting a month-long series of roundtables devoted to sharing information about the new AIA trials. These include inter partes reviews, covered business method reviews,…
Rank this Week: 63

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

By Professors D. Benjamin Barros and Alfred L. Brophy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Apr 18

    Map of the Day: Social Security Disability Benefit

    Map of the Day: Social Security Disability Benefit
  • Apr 18

    Oliveri on Single Family Zoning and the Right to Choose Household Companion

    Oliveri on Single Family Zoning and the Right to Choose Household Companion
    Rigel Oliveri (Missouri) has posted Single Family Zoning, Intimate Association, and the Right to Choose Household Companions (Florida Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Many local governments use single family zoning ordinances to…
  • Apr 17

    Tennessee Hates Buse

    Tennessee Hates Buse
    According to Wired, Tennessee has imposed a state-wide ban on Bus Rapid Transit: Tennessee lawmakers overwhelmingly voted in favor a bill that bans the construction of bus rapid transit (BRT) in two counties, one of which includes the city…
Rank this Week: 90

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Apr 18

    Friday Night Open Thread

    Friday Night Open Thread
    I've got the grill going (Asian Steak and Watermelon and Arugula Salad over rice noodles with peanuts on top). What's on your agenda for this holiday weekend? This is an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary…
  • Apr 18

    Murdered Denver Woman On Phone With 911 for 13 Minute

    Murdered Denver Woman On Phone With 911 for 13 Minute
    Why did it take Denver Police officers more than 15 minutes to arrive at the home of Kristine Kirk? She was dead by the time they got there. She spent her last 13 minutes of life on the phone with 911. Kirk called 911 at 9:31 pm. She grew…
  • Apr 17

    Congrats to Chelsea Clinton and Husband Marc

    Congrats to Chelsea Clinton and Husband Marc
    Chelsea Clinton announced today she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting a child. Hillary and Bill are of course, excited. Hillary tweeted: “My most exciting title yet: Grandmother-To-Be!” The new addition to the…
Rank this Week: 8

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Apr 18

    Just Punch My Bankruptcy Ticket

    Just Punch My Bankruptcy Ticket
    That's the title of Denver Law Professor Michael Sousa's new article exploring debtors' evaluations of the pre-filing credit counseling course and the post-filing financial management course mandated by BAPCPA. The data for the article came…
  • Apr 17

    In Memory of Leonard M. Rosen

    In Memory of Leonard M. Rosen
    As family, friends, and colleagues mourn the passing of the Leonard Rosen, the fitting tribute by Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz allows a glimpse into his exceptional contributions: But above all, Leonard was a good man. A generous man.…
  • Apr 17

    Legal Notice. Read Carefully: Your Rights May Be Affected

    Legal Notice. Read Carefully: Your Rights May Be Affected
    In light of General Mills policy of claiming that its binding mandatory arbitration requirement (with class action waiver) applies to anyone who purchases its products, including via third-party vendors, I have decided, to post the following…
Rank this Week: 74

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 385

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/
  • Apr 18

    Can Downloading a Coupon Bind Consumers to Arbitration?

    Can Downloading a Coupon Bind Consumers to Arbitration?
    Yesterday's and today's Times have a pair of articles on General Mills's new arbitration policy (HT: Eric Levine). According to the articles, yesterday's When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue and today's General…
  • Apr 18

    Revised List of Schools Teaching Consumer Law This Year

    Revised List of Schools Teaching Consumer Law This Year
    by Jeff Sovern A few weeks ago, I posted a list of schools offering consumer law courses this year, prepared by my research assistant, Preston Postlethwaite. Because the list was drawn from law school web sites, it omitted some such...
  • Apr 16

    Federal appeals court orders records in the "Company Doe" case unsealed

    Federal appeals court orders records in the "Company Doe" case unsealed
    In a resounding victory for both the First Amendment right of access to court records and for consumers, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held today in Company Doe v. Public Citizen that a district court erred...
Rank this Week: 68

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Apr 18

    Alexander on Property's End

    Alexander on Property's End
    Greg Alexander (Cornell) has posted Property's Ends: The Publicness of Private Law Values, 99 Iowa L. Rev. 1257 (2014). Here's the abstract: Property theorists commonly suppose that property has as its ends certain private values, such as…
  • Apr 17

    May 5 - The Future of Environmental Finance - UNC School of Government and online

    May 5 - The Future of Environmental Finance - UNC School of Government and online
    From the EPA listserv announcement: Please save the date for "The Future of Environmental Finance," a public forum at the UNC School of Government, Chapel Hill, NC on May 5th, 2014 from 1:30pm-4:30pm Eastern. This event will also be…
  • Apr 16

    Rissman, Owley, Thompson and Shaw on Adapting Conservation Easements to Climate Change

    Rissman, Owley, Thompson and Shaw on Adapting Conservation Easements to Climate Change
    Adena Rissman (Ecology-Wisconsin), (our very own) Jessie Owley (SUNY-Buffalo), Buzz Thompson (Stanford) and Rebecca Shaw (Env. Defense Fund) have posted Adapting Conservation Easements to Climate Change, Conservation Letters (2014). Here's…
Rank this Week: 156

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Apr 18

    Global Legal Skills Conference Program Schedule

    Global Legal Skills Conference Program Schedule
    The ninth Global Legal Skills Conference will be held May 21-23, 2014 at the University of Verona Faculty of Law in Verona, Italy. More than 140 participants are expected from around the world. Here is a link to the draft...
  • Apr 17

    Shall we eliminate "shall"?

    Shall we eliminate "shall"?
    Lawyers are often told that the word shall is prescriptive, meaning that something is required. But as NKU Chase Professor Phillip Sparks pointed out in a recent Kentucky Bench and Bar column, shall can actually have several meanings and…
  • Apr 15

    Don't over-argue your case

    Don't over-argue your case
    U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly of the Northern District of Illinois recently advised lawyers to winnow their arguments down to the most effective ones. His article in the winter issue of Litigation quotes Judge Richard Prosser to…
Rank this Week: 142

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

Covers various accident, injury, and medical malpractice topics including nursing home abuse and wrongful death. By Farber Law Group.

http://www.washingtoninjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    NHTSA mandates rear-view cameras in all new vehicles by May 2018

    NHTSA mandates rear-view cameras in all new vehicles by May 2018
    Every year more than 200 people — mostly children and the elderly — are killed and 15,000 people injured in auto accidents involving a vehicle that is backing up. According to the NHTSA, 31% of fatal backover accidents occur to…
  • Apr 18

    Red light runner strikes, kills pedestrian in Puyallup

    Red light runner strikes, kills pedestrian in Puyallup
    An unidentified 41-year-old Federal Way man was struck and killed Thursday night when a man running a red light struck him across from a Puyallup car dealership where the man worked. The pedestrian accident occurred at North Meridian and…
  • Apr 11

    5 students, 5 others killed in California head-on bus accident

    5 students, 5 others killed in California head-on bus accident
    Five students, their charter bus driver, three chaperones and the driver of a FedEx semi-truck were all killed yesterday when the FedEx truck crossed the centerline and struck the tour bus head-on on Interstate 5 in Northern California…
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The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

Covers New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury, criminal and traffic offenses legal developments. By Saile & Saile LLP.

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
  • Apr 18

    What information should I collect from the other driver after a car accident?

    What information should I collect from the other driver after a car accident?
    The moments after a car accident are important to collect information from the other driver. Asking the right questions and following the right procedure can make a big difference in how your case is handled.Some questions you should ask the…
  • Apr 16

    How long does it take to settle a car accident claim?

    How long does it take to settle a car accident claim?
    There is no standard amount of time to settle a car accident claim. The time varies depending on the damages involved, the available evidence, the negotiations, and more.Generally, after a car wreck your timeline to recover compensation looks…
  • Apr 15

    Steps to Take after a Car Accident with Large Truck

    Steps to Take after a Car Accident with Large Truck
    Because of the size of a large truck in comparison to a car, an accident involving a large truck can cause serious injuries to drivers of passenger vehicles. It is not unusual for these accidents to result in a permanent injury or even…
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Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

Covers Texas personal injury news and information. By E. Michael Grossman.

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • Apr 18

    Wrong Way Driver Causes Accident in Farmington, MI

    Wrong Way Driver Causes Accident in Farmington, MI
    Farmington, MI — An accident occurred in Farmington, Michigan, on Sunday. The accident took place on the M-5 exit ramp on Grand River Avenue. The offending driver was driving the wrong way when he collided with another vehicle. Both…
  • Apr 18

    Kendall Heard Killed in DUI-Related Accident in Nassau County, NY

    Kendall Heard Killed in DUI-Related Accident in Nassau County, NY
    Nassau County, NY — A man was killed Monday in an accident that took place in Nassau County, New York. The accident occurred on Belt Parkway, between Springfield and Merrick Blvds. around 4:15 in the morning. Kendall Heard was a…
  • Apr 18

    One Injured in Plane Crash in Fredericksburg, Texa

    One Injured in Plane Crash in Fredericksburg, Texa
    FREDERICKSBURG, TX — A small plane crash sent one person to the hospital in Fredericksburg, Texas on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014, according to a news report from KSAT. Officials from the Fredericksburg Police Department believe one…
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Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Apr 18

    TelexFree Asks Bankruptcy Court To Eliminate Promoter Obligation

    TelexFree Asks Bankruptcy Court To Eliminate Promoter Obligation
    On the date it filed bankruptcy in a Nevada federal court, and just days before Massachusetts regulators and the Securities and Exchange Commission accused the company of being a massive pyramid and Ponzi scheme that had raised at least…
  • Apr 17

    As Regulators Closed In, TelexFree Execs Scrambled To Move Asset

    As Regulators Closed In, TelexFree Execs Scrambled To Move Asset
    It reads like a spy thriller you would expect out of Hollywood.  As authorities closed in on a massive fraud, one of the company's top executives sought to elude a raid on the company's headquarters by walking out the front door with…
  • Apr 16

    Authorities Charge Rothstein CFO With Conspiracy

    Authorities Charge Rothstein CFO With Conspiracy
    Federal authorities continued their quest to prosecute those connected to the massive $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme perpetrated by Scott Rothstein, with Rothstein's former CFO becoming the 18th person to face charges to date.  Irene Shannon,…
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Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers the criminal defense of white collar crimes, theft crimes and DUI. By The Law Offices of Michael L. Guisti.

http://www.orangecountycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Men with ties to Armenian Power gang convicted of fraud and extortion

    Men with ties to Armenian Power gang convicted of fraud and extortion
    Central California -- On Thursday three men associated with the Armenian Power street gang were convicted in a massive racketeering and extortion case, which included charges related to debit card skimming at 99 Cents Only stores in Southern…
  • Apr 15

    Registered sex offenders arrested for the murder of 4 Orange County Women

    Registered sex offenders arrested for the murder of 4 Orange County Women
    Anaheim, CA -- Although few details have been revealed, Anaheim police announced that they have arrested two registered sex offenders in connection with the murders of four women in Orange County over a period of several months. The first…
  • Apr 13

    54 Pounds of Cocaine Found at an SUV at San Clemente Checkpoint Passing Border

    54 Pounds of Cocaine Found at an SUV at San Clemente Checkpoint Passing Border
    SAN CLEMENTE - During a routine stop, police at a San Clemente checkpoint allegedly found 54 pounds of cocaine being carried in a 2003 Ford Explorer. The drivers, a pair of siblings from Mexico, claimed that they were in the...
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Federal Evidence Review Blog

Federal Evidence Review Blog

Covers cases and issues on the Federal Rules of Evidence.

http://federalevidence.com/blog
  • Apr 18

    Authenticating Evidence From A Web Site

    Authenticating Evidence From A Web Site
    androiddatalogo.png Are there any special considerations that go into authentication of material found on a web site so it can be introduced into evidence? The Seventh Circuit recently assessed an effort to authenticate…
  • Apr 15

    Coconspirator Disagreements And Disputes "In Furtherance" Of The Conspiracy?

    Coconspirator Disagreements And Disputes "In Furtherance" Of The Conspiracy?
    8Circuit_1.png Can disputes among alleged coconspirators be admitted as coconspirator statements in furtherance of the alleged conspiracy? Like most human endeavors, participating in a conspiracy often involves…
  • Apr 14

    Blanket Exclusion Of Trade Secret Evidence Results In Reversal Of $920 Million Jury Verdict

    Blanket Exclusion Of Trade Secret Evidence Results In Reversal Of $920 Million Jury Verdict
    FourthCircuit.Lewis F. Powell, Jr. U.S. Courthouse, Richmond, VA.jpg In reversing a $920 million trade secret jury verdict, the Fourth Circuit concludes that the trial court imposed "too stringent" of a standard in requiring…
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LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Apr 18

    3 Famous Cases of Pet Inheritance

    3 Famous Cases of Pet Inheritance
    Through pet trusts or other legal arraignments, pets these days often find themselves the benefactor to lavish fortunes. In extreme cases, pets end up owning millions under the careful supervision of special caretakers and trustees. Here are…
  • Apr 17

    The End of Transgender Segregation in Sports?

    The End of Transgender Segregation in Sports?
    AB 1266 could erase sex segregation in sports. If a transgender girl wants to play varsity football, AB 1266 could compel the school to include the transgender on the team. The transgender student would have to use the same locker room as the…
  • Apr 17

    Police Dogs Evoke New Controversy in Marijuana-Friendly State

    Police Dogs Evoke New Controversy in Marijuana-Friendly State
    Police dogs cannot be trained to differentiate between types of drugs by using different triggers. All the dog can do is bark, scratch, and dig when it detects a narcotic. A dog cannot be trained to roll over for cocaine, jump for…
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Cruise Ship Law Blog

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Covers cruise passenger and crew safety, seafarer conditions, maritime law and all types of injuries at sea. By Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A.

http://blog.lipcon.com/
  • Apr 18

    Concordia Part 2? South Korea Ferry Captain Faces Scrutiny After Abandoning Sinking Ship

    Concordia Part 2? South Korea Ferry Captain Faces Scrutiny After Abandoning Sinking Ship
    Tragedy stuck on Wednesday morning, when a passenger ferry transporting nearly 500 people capsized in frigid waters off the coast of the South Korean peninsula. Our maritime lawyers brought you the story yesterday, but have since learned of…
  • Apr 17

    Hundreds Missing Following Tragic Cruise Ship Accident in South Korea

    Hundreds Missing Following Tragic Cruise Ship Accident in South Korea
    Another day, another accident involving a cruise line. But this time, we can’t even peg the tragedy on negligence – or anything for that matter. There’s barely any information regarding what caused this latest tragedy, but…
  • Apr 16

    Cruise Ship Industry Vows to Take Down David Beckham’s New Port Stadium

    Cruise Ship Industry Vows to Take Down David Beckham’s New Port Stadium
    It seems not everyone is excited for the new soccer stadium in Miami that David Beckham is sponsoring. But as it happens, the biggest opposition is coming from the cruise industry. Led by Royal Caribbean, an alliance of cruise lines have come…
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Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Covers South Carolina divorce, custody and family law issues. By Gregory S. Forman.

http://www.gregoryforman.com
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DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
  • Apr 18

    Airbnb Said to Close Fund-Raising Deal With Group Led by TPG

    Airbnb Said to Close Fund-Raising Deal With Group Led by TPG
    Airbnb has closed a new round of financing from a group led by TPG Growth that values the home-sharing company at about $10 billion, people briefed on the matter said.
  • Apr 18

    Poison Pill’s Relevance in the Age of Shareholder Activism

    Poison Pill’s Relevance in the Age of Shareholder Activism
    Sotheby's adopted a poison pill to defend itself against an attempt by Daniel S. Loeb's Third Point hedge fund to replace three of Sotheby's directors. But the poison pill was invented in the 1980s to fight off hostile raiders, and Mr. Loeb…
  • Apr 18

    Italian Bank Increases Planned Share Sale to $6.9 Billion

    Italian Bank Increases Planned Share Sale to $6.9 Billion
    Monte dei Paschi di Siena is fighting to avoid nationalization and bracing for stress tests of its balance sheet by European regulators.
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Health Industry Washington Watch

Health Industry Washington Watch

Covers U.S. legislative and regulatory developments affecting the life sciences and health care industry. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.healthindustrywashingtonwatch.com/
  • Apr 18

    CMS to Host Calls on Electronic Clinical Template for Home Health Order

    CMS to Host Calls on Electronic Clinical Template for Home Health Order
    CMS is hosting a series of Special Open Door Forum calls to solicit feedback on data elements for a new “Suggested Electronic Clinical Template for Home Health.” Specifically, CMS seeks input on a list of clinical elements within…
  • Apr 17

    Highlights from Reed Smith's Post-Acute Care Conference

    Highlights from Reed Smith's Post-Acute Care Conference
    In early April, Reed Smith hosted an enlightening, industry-leading conference on post-acute care in Washington, D.C. The conference, entitled “Reed Smith 2014 Washington Health Care Conference: Focus on Post-Acute Care," brought…
  • Apr 16

    CMS to Implement Fingerprint-Based Background Checks for High-Risk Providers and Suppliers in 2014

    CMS to Implement Fingerprint-Based Background Checks for High-Risk Providers and Suppliers in 2014
    Fingerprint-based background checks intended to “detect bad actors” enrolled or attempting to enroll in federal health programs This post was authored by Elizabeth Carder-Thompson and Debra McCurdy. More than three years…
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Justia Law, Technology & Legal…

Justia Law, Technology & Legal Marketing Blog

Covers legal research tools, notable websites and blogs, web site design, search engine optimization and marketing for law firms.

http://onward.justia.com/
  • Apr 18

    All Creatures Great & Small – Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks April 18, 2014

    All Creatures Great & Small – Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks April 18, 2014
    State v. DeMarco, Connecticut Supreme Court (4/22/14) Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law Upon following up on complaints from Defendant’s neighbor relating to Defendant’s keeping of animals in his residence, a police…
  • Apr 4

    Jackpot!! Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – April 4, 2014

    Jackpot!! Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – April 4, 2014
    McCutcheon v. Fed. Election Comm’n, United States Supreme Court (4/2/14) Civil Rights, Communications Law, Constitutional Law, Election Law The Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 and the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, impose…
  • Mar 28

    Tommy Flanagan for the Defense, Your Honor – Justia’s Weekly Writers’ Picks 3/28/14

    Tommy Flanagan for the Defense, Your Honor – Justia’s Weekly Writers’ Picks 3/28/14
    United States v. Bergman, US 10th Cir. (3/28/14) Constitutional Law, Criminal Law Defendant-appellant Gwen Bergman was arrested when the hit-man she thought she hired to kill her husband was in fact an undercover police officer. After trial,…
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Gallagher Blogs

Gallagher Blogs

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

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Listmania

    Listmania
    We've all seen the "Top Ten" titles, scrawled like sirens across webpages and magazine covers, inviting us to view the best-dressed stars, worst movies, most-promising performers, or lowest-cost-of-living cities. Turns out, lawyers aren't…
  • Apr 18

    Who Makes Model Laws?

    Who Makes Model Laws?
    You've heard of the Uniform Commercial Code and the Model Penal Code, but how much do you know about model laws? You could learn more by reading this short article: Mary Whisner, There Oughta Be a Law—a Model Law, 106 Law Libr. J. 125…
  • Apr 17

    Crowdsourcing Legal Research

    Crowdsourcing Legal Research
    If you have a tough case, does it make sense to post your issue on a website and see what other lawyers will say? Legal Technology News looks at this new practice: John Edwards, Legal Research: Send in the Crowds?, LTN, April 16, 2014. The…
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Law Blog

Law Blog

Covers law and business and the business of law. By the Wall Street Journal.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Apr 18

    Chief Justice Roberts Refuses to Block Ruling Canceling Teva Patent

    Chief Justice Roberts Refuses to Block Ruling Canceling Teva Patent
    U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts refused Friday to block a lower-court ruling that invalidated Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.’s patent for the multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone while the Israeli drugmaker pursues an appeal to the…
  • Apr 18

    Chief Justice Roberts Refuses to Block Ruling Canceling Teva Patent

    Chief Justice Roberts Refuses to Block Ruling Canceling Teva Patent
    U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts refused Friday to block a lower-court ruling that invalidated Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.’s patent for the multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone while the Israeli drugmaker pursues an appeal to the…
  • Apr 18

    License to Offend? Woman Sues N.J. Over Denial of ’8THEIST’ Vanity Plate

    License to Offend? Woman Sues N.J. Over Denial of ’8THEIST’ Vanity Plate
    A New Jersey woman is suing the state's motor vehicle commission for refusing to let her have a personalized license plate identifying her as an atheist.
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Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.listeriablog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Pennsylvania Raw Milk Dairy Ordered to Stop Sale

    Pennsylvania Raw Milk Dairy Ordered to Stop Sale
    Consumers who purchased raw milk from Greenfield Dairy, 1450 Tittle Road, Middleburg, should discard it immediately due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today said raw... Continue…
  • Apr 4

    Breakfast Wraps Recalled Due to Listeria Concern

    Breakfast Wraps Recalled Due to Listeria Concern
    The Canadian Food and Inspection Agency (CFIA) is issuing a warning to customers with any Belich’s Market and Creekside Market brands Breakfast Wraps in their possession. After a food safety... Continue Reading
  • Mar 29

    Jensen’s Old Fashioned Smokehouse Closed Due to Listeria

    Jensen’s Old Fashioned Smokehouse Closed Due to Listeria
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently ordered Jensen’s Old Fashioned Smokehouse Inc., a processor of smoked fish products in Seattle, Wash., to stop processing, preparing, packing, holding and distributing... Continue Reading
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