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CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Emails, Facebook, Threats and Charles Manson

    Emails, Facebook, Threats and Charles Manson
    William A. White is charged with five counts of the federal crime of “communicating an interstate threat to kidnap or injure with intent to extort, in violation of 18 U.S. Code § 875(b).”  U.S. v. White, 2014 WL…
  • Sep 17

    First Degree Murder, the Blue SUV and the Facebook Post

    First Degree Murder, the Blue SUV and the Facebook Post
    After a “jury convicted Keith Undray Ford of first degree murder (California Penal Code § 187, subd. (a)) and the court sentenced him to 25 years to life in state prison”, he appealed.  People v. Ford, 2014 WL…
  • Sep 15

    The Shower, the Video, Twitter and Invasion of Privacy

    The Shower, the Video, Twitter and Invasion of Privacy
    Gerald Brown was “indicted on two counts of third-degree invasion of privacy”, in violation of New Jersey Statutes § 2C:14–9b and 14–9c, for “surreptitiously videotaping the victim, his former girlfriend…
Rank this Week: 372

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/
  • Sep 19

    Big Lagoon En Banc Oral Argument Material

    Big Lagoon En Banc Oral Argument Material
    Here is “Small Native American Tribe and U.S. Duke It Out at the 9th Circuit.” This seems like a misleading headline since the tribe and Feds were on the same side. In short, argument seemed to go well for tribal … Continue…
  • Sep 19

    Public Land and Resources Law Review Call for Paper

    Public Land and Resources Law Review Call for Paper
    The Public Land and Resource Law Review is interested in receiving articles for possible submission in the law review. They have expressed a particular interest in articles dealing with Indian law issues. Please consider submitting articles!…
  • Sep 19

    Jeff Davis Accepting Tecumseh Award from Michigan State Bar Indian Law Section

    Jeff Davis Accepting Tecumseh Award from Michigan State Bar Indian Law Section
    Jeff Davis, Lynn Marie Johnson, and Bill Gregory The ever-humble Jeff Davis And the accompanying program on Michigan v. Bay Mills, featuring Riyaz Kanji, Kathryn Tierney, Louis Reinwasser, and Doug McIntyre
Rank this Week: 140

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
Rank this Week: 767

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 41

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Covers news and information related to criminal law and life. By Charles M. Rowland II.

http://www.daytondui.com/blog/
  • Sep 19

    When Stopped On Suspicion of DUI – Should I Blow?

    When Stopped On Suspicion of DUI – Should I Blow?
    When you are stopped on suspicion of DUI the question becomes – “Should I Blow?”  Unfortunately, the answer is “maybe” and involves a very complicated investigation of the facts of your case and your…
  • Sep 17

    Drunk And Disorderly, A Definition

    Drunk And Disorderly, A Definition
    Drunk and Disorderly! The crime of disorderly conduct while intoxicated is a violation of O.R.C. 2917.11.  The crime of disorderly conduct is also know, and often charged, as public intoxication.  This…
  • Sep 15

    DaytonDUI Court Finder: Where Is Your DUI Case?

    DaytonDUI Court Finder: Where Is Your DUI Case?
    DUI Court Finder You have found the DaytonDUI Court Finder.  Below are links to almost every municipal court in the Miami Valley.  Most of these sites allow you to look up case information and provide valuable information about…
Rank this Week: 450

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

Trademark, brand and social media news, analysis and tips.

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Sep 19

    Trademark registration provides both preventive and contingent insurance for brand owner

    Trademark registration provides both preventive and contingent insurance for brand owner
    Trademark registration is a very valuable tool, especially considering the cost. Trademark registration provides both preventive and contingent insurance* — it reduces the likelihood of a trademark dispute while at the same time…
  • Sep 18

    Incredibly, ALS Association had also filed trademark for “#IceBucketChallenge”

    Incredibly, ALS Association had also filed trademark for “#IceBucketChallenge”
    Thankfully, the application was also abandoned by the Association. There was quite a firestorm at the end of August as it became known that the ALS Association filed to register ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE and ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE as trademarks…
  • Sep 17

    The many benefits of USPTO trademark registration

    The many benefits of USPTO trademark registration
    The appeal of the Washington Redskins trademark case will be interesting to watch for many reasons. It is high-profile and receives a lot of media attention, and for good reason. It involves a claim of disparagement and a well known brand.…
Rank this Week: 374

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Even A Judged Questioned Why Ask for Permission to Use Predictive Coding

    Even A Judged Questioned Why Ask for Permission to Use Predictive Coding
    By Josh GillilandI do not normally want to high five Federal judges, but Judge Ronald Buch, a Tax Judge in Texas, sure deserved one after his  Dynamo Holdings opinion.The discovery dispute can be summed up as a battle over backup…
  • Sep 18

    Innovation in eDiscovery? (Cartoon and Clip)

    Innovation in eDiscovery? (Cartoon and Clip)
    The Cartoon and Clip of the Week for September 18, 2014Keeping up with innovation in eDiscovery can be quite challenging given the various approaches, commentators and providers weighing in on each real or perceived innovation. This…
  • Sep 18

    Black Swans and Information Governance

    Black Swans and Information Governance
    By Jason BaronIn the absence of a black swan recently happening to you and your organization, how can you convince the powers that be that they should take some preventive and/or precautionary course of action to stave off a subsequent…
Rank this Week: 26

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Sep 19

    “California Destroys Winery Over Use of Volunteers”

    “California Destroys Winery Over Use of Volunteers”
    “California has a state law that prohibits for-profit companies from using volunteer labor.” That spelled doom for little Westover Winery in Castro Valley, which cleared around $11,000 in profits a year for its owning couple and…
  • Sep 18

    “Help the disabled by fixing ADA scams”

    “Help the disabled by fixing ADA scams”
    The Sacramento Bee editorializes against the state’s well-established ADA racket, which has been going for many years now and is not being cleaned up through legislative reform because too many people find financial or ideological…
  • Sep 18

    California toughens criminalization for unlicensed contractor

    California toughens criminalization for unlicensed contractor
    If you hire some consenting but unlicensed neighbor for a not-very-big repair or construction job in California, there’s now a greater chance he or she will be headed for jail, no matter how happy you may be with the quality of the…
Rank this Week: 43

Copyhype

Copyhype

Discusses copyright law for those in the content industries and the general public. By Terry Hart.

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Sep 19

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/19/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/19/14
    The Cult of Jeff Koons by Jed Perl (via CultureCrash) — Jeff Koons is known in the copyright world as a defendant in at least two major decisions involving appropriation art (Rogers v Koons and Blanch v Koons). Here, the New York…
  • Sep 16

    Fox News v TVEyes: Fair Use Transformed

    Fox News v TVEyes: Fair Use Transformed
    In 1985, the Supreme Court said, “The fair use doctrine is not a license for corporate theft, empowering a court to ignore a copyright whenever it determines the underlying work contains material of possible public…
  • Sep 12

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/12/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/12/14
    Monkey Selfies & Animal Artists — An interesting take on the frequently discussed monkey selfie from a philosophical perspective. Yes, Internet TV is near, but there’s too much money in cable to go there —…
Rank this Week: 396

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Sep 19

    Juror's Internet Research Leads to New Trial for Death Row Inmate

    Juror's Internet Research Leads to New Trial for Death Row Inmate
    This is the second time that I have seen a death row conviction overturned because of a juror's improper use of the Internet. The first case, Dimas-Martinez v. Arkansas, involved a juror who could not stop tweeting about the trial....
  • Sep 19

    Juror's Internet Research Leads to New Trial for Death Row Inmate

    Juror's Internet Research Leads to New Trial for Death Row Inmate
    This is the second time that I have seen a death row conviction overturned because of a juror's improper use of the Internet. The first case, Dimas-Martinez v. Arkansas, involved a juror who could not stop tweeting about the trial....
  • Sep 18

    What is Life Worth?: New Law Review Article

    What is Life Worth?: New Law Review Article
    Ralph A. Peeples Catherine T. Harris Abstract (to read the entire article go here): This article examines the amount recovered in 118 wrongful death cases filed in a single jurisdiction (North Carolina) over a five year period. The dataset…
Rank this Week: 835

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

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

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Job Posting: Alabama State University

    Job Posting: Alabama State University
    The public, historically black university in Montgomery has opened a search for its first Student Ombudsman. The full-time position will apparently report to the Office of the Provost and serve a student population of about 5,600. ASU has…
  • Sep 17

    D.C. Schools Ombuds Reports on a Busy First Year

    D.C. Schools Ombuds Reports on a Busy First Year
    In a report released today, the Ombudsman for Public Education in Washington DC, Joyanna Smith says that she has re-started the office and handled 150 matters.  In the first six months, more than two-thirds of the 150 inquiries…
  • Sep 17

    Cornell University Ombuds Celebrates 45 Year

    Cornell University Ombuds Celebrates 45 Year
    Cornell's Office of the University Ombudsman is celebrating the 45th anniversary of its founding with an open house on Friday, October 3, 2014. (Cornell Events.)Related posts: Cornell University Ombuds Retires, Prompting Internal Search for…
Rank this Week: 986

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

Covers federal and state products liability litigation. By Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Sep 19

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    So, Superman says, “Robots of the jury, you cannot condemn Luthor for a crime against your world. Despite his evil past, he is innocent! And I will prove it with the next witness!” And then Luthor thinks to himself,…
  • Sep 18

    Fixodent Lawsuit Has No Teeth: Eleventh Circuit Court Affirms Dismissal On Daubert Ground

    Fixodent Lawsuit Has No Teeth: Eleventh Circuit Court Affirms Dismissal On Daubert Ground
    On a roll recently, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed against Proctor and Gamble brought by a woman claiming that she suffered from a neurological condition caused by Fixodent, a denture…
  • Sep 17

    Seventh Circuit Finds Statute Of Repose Bars Products Action Involving Muzzleloader Rifle Purchased In 1994

    Seventh Circuit Finds Statute Of Repose Bars Products Action Involving Muzzleloader Rifle Purchased In 1994
    As you know, we here at Abnormal Use love writing and blogging, so much so that our editor Jim Dedman is now contributing posts to other online venues.  Recently, his piece, “Seventh Circuit Finds Statute Of Repose Bars…
Rank this Week: 206

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Sep 19

    Court Finds Coverage for Subcontractor not Listed as an Insured in Builder's Risk Policy

    Court Finds Coverage for Subcontractor not Listed as an Insured in Builder's Risk Policy
    In honor of the first place Kansas City Royals, I thought I'd share a Missouri case I recently found. I fell in love with the Royals as a little kid when the great George Brett came to my school. Drury Company v. Missouri United School…
  • Sep 18

    Under Florida Law, a "Sudden" Event Can Occur Over Time

    Under Florida Law, a "Sudden" Event Can Occur Over Time
    If you are a frequent reader of this blog, you are likely familiar with the general rule that policy language determined to be ambiguous is read in favor of the insured because the insured is the nondrafting party. A contract is ambiguous…
  • Sep 17

    Does Vacancy Preclude Coverage, Even If Not Related to Cause Of Loss? - Texas Coverage Serie

    Does Vacancy Preclude Coverage, Even If Not Related to Cause Of Loss? - Texas Coverage Serie
    The Texas Supreme Court recently ruled that a vacancy clause remained enforceable by the insurance carrier to preclude coverage in a homeowner's claim, even though the vacancy played no role in the cause of loss. In Greene v. Farmers…
Rank this Week: 230

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/
  • Sep 19

    Morning Agenda: Alibaba Makes Its Debut

    Morning Agenda: Alibaba Makes Its Debut
    Alibaba is set to start trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BABA. | Markets showed relief that the United Kingdom would not face a tumultuous breakup. | Lawrence J. Ellison announced his retirement as chief…
  • Sep 19

    Chemical Maker Arkema in Talks to Buy Total’s Adhesive Unit

    Chemical Maker Arkema in Talks to Buy Total’s Adhesive Unit
    Total, the French oil giant, has agreed to enter exclusive talks to sell its Bostik business to Arkema, which was spun out of Total in 2006. The bid values the unit at about $2.2 billion.
  • Sep 19

    Russian Steelmaker Evraz Considers I.P.O. of North American Unit

    Russian Steelmaker Evraz Considers I.P.O. of North American Unit
    Russian's largest steelmaker said it may file a registration statement to begin the offering process "in the foreseeable future" for its North American business.
Rank this Week: 3

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 35

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/
  • Sep 19

    Some Thoughts on Hiring Committee

    Some Thoughts on Hiring Committee
    We are less than a month away from the AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference (a/k/a the “meat market” or the “FRC”). Reading the comments at PrawfsBlawg from the nervous candidates brings me back to my time on the meat market in...
  • Sep 18

    Alibaba and the forty (not really) risk factor

    Alibaba and the forty (not really) risk factor
    Teaching the definition of a "security" to business associations students who: 1) want to be litigators; 2) are afraid of math, finance, and accounting; 3) don't know anything about business; 4) only take the class because it's…
  • Sep 18

    Law Professor Positions - Lakehead University

    Law Professor Positions - Lakehead University
    Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario has three tenure-track law professor openings. Information is available here.
Rank this Week: 116

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Botulism Risk: Uneviscerated Dried Roach Recalled

    Botulism Risk: Uneviscerated Dried Roach Recalled
    No, not that kind of roach. S&S Food Import corp. is recalling all packages of Uneviscerated Dried Roach (Vobla) with the following package code “Best Before 06.05.2015”. The Uneviscerated Dried... Continue Reading
  • Sep 18

    Grass-Fed vs Grain-Fed Beef and the Holy Grail: What Is the State of the Science Today?

    Grass-Fed vs Grain-Fed Beef and the Holy Grail: What Is the State of the Science Today?
    In 2008, I explored in an op-ed the popular belief that switching from grain to grass feeding could be the solution to the problem with E. coli O157:H7 in beef... Continue Reading
  • Sep 16

    Retained in another E. coli Death – It never gets easy

    Retained in another E. coli Death – It never gets easy
    I remember the names of every kid that died from shiga-toxin producing E. coli that I have had the honor to represent in the last 21 years.  I still think... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 24

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
Rank this Week: 103

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/
  • Sep 19

    Million Dollar Escrow Shortfall Draws Short-Term Probation

    Million Dollar Escrow Shortfall Draws Short-Term Probation
    An attorney who "failed to safeguard entrusted funds of at least $1 million" in connection with real estate transactions was placed on probation for six months by order of the Pennsylania Supreme Court. The misconduct arose in a…
  • Sep 18

    South Carolina Considering Rule And Comment Change

    South Carolina Considering Rule And Comment Change
    The South Carolina Supreme Court has posted a petition from the State Bar to amend Rule 1.6. The amendments appear to conform to recent ABA adopted rules changes. Rule 1.6(b) would have this exception (8) to detect and resolve conflicts...
  • Sep 18

    Schindler's Listing

    Schindler's Listing
    The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has imposed an 18-month suspension with fitness in a matter involving an attorney admitted in 1969. In 1969, attorneys were admitted by the federal district court. The court of appeals assumed…
Rank this Week: 597

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

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

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Sep 19

    Social media has not killed “the spiral of silence”

    Social media has not killed “the spiral of silence”
    We’ve blogged a fair amount on the impact of the internet and social networking on jurors but here is something unexpected. People that engage in social media are less likely to discuss heated topics in the news, not more likely. This…
  • Sep 17

    The Disgust Scale: How have we missed this all this time?

    The Disgust Scale: How have we missed this all this time?
    We’ve covered a lot of the disgust research so it is curious to us that somehow we missed sharing the actual Disgust Scale with you earlier. The Disgust Scale was developed by the infamous Jonathan Haidt (his surname is pronounced…
  • Sep 15

    “Smart people ask for (my) advice!”

    “Smart people ask for (my) advice!”
    We are often wary of asking for advice for fear of looking dumb or appearing incompetent. Oddly enough, our fears may be unfounded based on some new research out of Harvard Business School. According to the researchers, asking for advice does…
Rank this Week: 347

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: 58

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

Covers the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. By John L. Welch.

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on these Five Section 2(d) Appeal

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on these Five Section 2(d) Appeal
    I once heard a TTAB judge say that the outcome of most Section 2(d) likelihood of confusion cases can be predicted just by looking at the marks and the identified goods or services, without more. Well, your would-be honor, try your skills on…
  • Sep 18

    Precedential No. 37: TTAB Affirms Rejection of Web Page Specimen for Computer Service

    Precedential No. 37: TTAB Affirms Rejection of Web Page Specimen for Computer Service
    The TTAB has re-designated as precedential its three-year old decision in In re Chengdu AOBI Information Technology Co., Ltd., Serial No. 77723547 (May 31, 2011) [not precedential], wherein the Board affirmed a refusal to register the mark…
  • Sep 17

    TTAB Will Hear Final Argument in ASHCON Opposition In Boston, October 3rd

    TTAB Will Hear Final Argument in ASHCON Opposition In Boston, October 3rd
    As part of the "TTAB and PTAB Come to Boston" program in Boston on October 3rd [here], the Board will hear final arguments in Diamond Power International v. Clyde Bergemann, Inc., Opposition No. 91201996. [Pleadings and other filings…
Rank this Week: 333

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Sep 19

    The EEOC has been a busy bee this week. (It stings!)

    The EEOC has been a busy bee this week. (It stings!)
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been on a tear this week, suing employers right and left, and getting some “wins” including a couple of big settlements . . . Train-wreck boss. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the…
  • Sep 18

    Yes, employers, you can win a transgender discrimination suit

    Yes, employers, you can win a transgender discrimination suit
    A recent decision from a federal court in Georgia provides an excellent illustration about how employers can win summary judgment (dismissal before a jury trial) even in cases as sensitive as those alleging discrimination based on gender…
  • Sep 12

    Off-duty domestic violence — what’s an employer to do?

    Off-duty domestic violence — what’s an employer to do?
    As NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell can tell you, it isn’t easy for an employer to handle off-duty domestic violence situations. Sometimes your employee is the victim. If so, you may have someone who is distracted, scared, upset, or…
Rank this Week: 727

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Sep 19

    Corp Fin Comment Letters: Insiders Selling Ahead of Their Public Availability?

    Corp Fin Comment Letters: Insiders Selling Ahead of Their Public Availability?
    Geez, I don’t know what to make of this Forbes article – which describes this study that found an abnormal level of selling by insiders in the days before Corp Fin comment letters that contained revenue recognition comments were…
  • Sep 18

    Corp Fin’s Comment Letters: WSJ Peeks Under the Hood

    Corp Fin’s Comment Letters: WSJ Peeks Under the Hood
    It was bound to happen. I just thought it would happen much sooner. It’s been just over a decade since Corp Fin began posting its comment letters (and the related responses) – but yet there has been scant mass media attention paid…
  • Sep 17

    PCAOB Staff Practice Alert: Revenue Auditing

    PCAOB Staff Practice Alert: Revenue Auditing
    Recently, the PCAOB issued “Staff Audit Practice Alert No. 12” about auditing revenue, including revenue recognition, presentation and disclosure. The Alert cited “frequently observed significant audit deficiencies”…
Rank this Week: 355

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Sep 19

    Post-referendum hangover cure

    Post-referendum hangover cure
    What better way to recover from a post-referendum hangover than read a bit of family law? OK, I can think of a few. Well, a lot, actually. Still, if you are so inclined, here are some of my efforts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family…
  • Sep 19

    Conference for legal and social care professionals launches reports to support safeguarding unaccompanied, migrant children

    Conference for legal and social care professionals launches reports to support safeguarding unaccompanied, migrant children
    A conference held today (Friday 19 September) will call for co-operation between different actors in legal and judicial proceedings involving unaccompanied and trafficked migrant children.‘Working together to ensure the protection and…
  • Sep 18

    Bar Council report claims LASPO 2012 damages access to justice

    Bar Council report claims LASPO 2012 damages access to justice
    Bar Council report claims LASPO 2012 damages access to justice - The Bar Council, 18th September 2014(This is actually serious stuff, but I couldn't resist the Fawlty Towers reference, sorry.)
Rank this Week: 183

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Legal information and research resouces. By the Michael E. Moritz Law Library at Ohio State University.

http://moritzlegalinformation.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Ignoring Court Rules...Not Just for Less Experienced Attorneys!

    Ignoring Court Rules...Not Just for Less Experienced Attorneys!
    Judicial opinions addressing publicly and for all time the misdeeds of attorneys (i.e., a bench slap) are not uncommon. Whether its for poor legal writing or a brief riddled with inaccuracies that seem to amount to outright lies, judges hold…
  • Sep 17

    Celebrate Constitution Day

    Celebrate Constitution Day
    Although the Constitution has been around for more than 200 years, Constitution Day is a relatively new phenomenon.  As the Senate explains: "To encourage all Americans to learn more about the Constitution, Congress in 1956…
  • Sep 15

    Asking for Help

    Asking for Help
    We have one more story to add to the list of attorneys with mental health and addiction issues. Unfortunately, it's less frequent that we have stories of recovery to post, though a blog post from a few months back did highlight one attorney's…
Rank this Week: 729

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    Janitorial Firms Clean Up With Immigrant Franchisee

    Janitorial Firms Clean Up With Immigrant Franchisee
    Coverall is one company being sued. Image via Coverall. The September 2014 ABA Journal reports on a class action that "could reshape the janitorial industry." According to the article, several large cleaning companies routinely…
  • Sep 18

    Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month!

    Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month!
    Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month! On September 17, 1968, Congress issued a joint resolution (Public Law 90-948) that authorized the President to issue a proclamation that would designate one week in September, including September 15 and…
  • Sep 18

    Latino Workplace Fatalities Have Increased

    Latino Workplace Fatalities Have Increased
    From the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement: The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), the nation's leading organization for Latino working families, which represents the interests of over 2 million Latino/a trade…
Rank this Week: 112

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Sep 19

    Rooney on Hassan v UK: ‘symbiotic approaches’, ‘subsequent practices’ and amicus curiae

    Rooney on Hassan v UK: ‘symbiotic approaches’, ‘subsequent practices’ and amicus curiae
    We are very pleased to publish this guest post from Jane Rooney, a PhD candidate at Durham Law School, on the recent decision in Hassan v UK from the European Court of Human Rights. On 16th September 2014 the Grand Chamber found no violations…
  • Sep 18

    Ireland to ratify complaints mechanism under UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

    Ireland to ratify complaints mechanism under UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
    On 17 September 2014, the new Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. James Reilly, announced that Ireland would sign and ratify the Third Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). This will allow…
  • Sep 18

    Invitation to Tender: ECHR Act & ECFR in Irish Court

    Invitation to Tender: ECHR Act & ECFR in Irish Court
    The Law Society’s Human Rights Committee and the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association invite tenders for a report on the application of the European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003 and the European Charter of Fundamental Rights in the…
Rank this Week: 95

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 56

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 370

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 2

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Sep 19

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    Scotland voted to stay in the U.K. "With 31 of 32 constituencies declared, unionists had won 55 percent of the vote while separatists were on 45 percent." The bill to arm and train "moderate" Syrian rebels has now passed in the Senate. …
  • Sep 18

    ISIS: Major Change of Hostage Media Strategy

    ISIS: Major Change of Hostage Media Strategy
    British reporter John Cantlie was first captured by extremists in Syria in July, 2012. Here he is in a new video, calmly sitting at a table dressed in the tell-tale orange detainee garb, telling the public this is the first of a series of…
  • Sep 17

    Wednesday Night Open Thread

    Wednesday Night Open Thread
    The House voted to train and arm "moderate" Syrian rebels. Australia carried out big anti-terror raids. Official government statement here. The media says a senior ISIS member, who is Australian, had called for a random public execution…
Rank this Week: 5

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/
  • Sep 19

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    Can a turtle be a Super-Hero? This one saved a companion who had fallen on its back.
  • Sep 18

    What To Do If You Are Accused of DUI

    What To Do If You Are Accused of DUI
    For those who have been recently charged with a DUI, it is no lightweight charge you can just dismiss on your own. DUI charges are extremely serious charges – they can result in jail time. DUIs are frequently given for those under the…
  • Sep 17

    Five National Programs that Help U.S. Lawyers Get Involved with Pro Bono Work

    Five National Programs that Help U.S. Lawyers Get Involved with Pro Bono Work
    Whether you run a small law firm of your own, or work within a large legal association, you probably have heard about the importance of doing pro bono legal work. Some corporations like to participate in this type of work in order to improve…
Rank this Week: 677

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 978

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

Covers bad faith, insurance coverage, D&O liability, excess and surplus lines, and more. By Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge.

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
Rank this Week: 141

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

http://garethsfirstlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Municipal approvals delay property development

    Municipal approvals delay property development
    Municipal approvals delay property developmentSome projects just no longer viable: some approvals take up to three years. Huge contributions to bulk services and delays in municipal approvals seriously hamper commercial property development…
  • Sep 19

    Sharemax complaints surge after Bam determination

    Sharemax complaints surge after Bam determination
    Sharemax complaints surge after Bam determinationSars applies for liquidation of Sharemax and termination of the business rescue process. The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has applied for the liquidation of Sharemax Investments and for…
  • Sep 18

    Durban beachfront's largest property development takes shape

    Durban beachfront's largest property development takes shape
    Durban beachfront's largest property development takes shapeA R1.8 billion expansion of Durban's landmark Suncoast Casino has been given the nod, clearing the way for a doubling of the existing complex.An artist's impression of the beachfront…
Rank this Week: 997

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

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

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Sep 19

    Nevada Supreme Court Upholds Fraud Verdict Against The California Franchise Tax Board

    Nevada Supreme Court Upholds Fraud Verdict Against The California Franchise Tax Board
    The Franchise Tax Board’s Shande This is case that has been more than two decades in the making.  It began in the 1990s when inventor Gilbert Hyatt filed a California tax return showing that he relocated from California to Nevada.…
  • Sep 18

    Oxfam America Sues The SEC (Again) For Dilatory Rule Making

    Oxfam America Sues The SEC (Again) For Dilatory Rule Making
    Recently, I wrote of the shamelessness of the Securities and Exchange Commission targeting late filers even while it continues to miss many legal deadlines itself.  In that post, I mentioned that the SEC adopted resource extraction rules…
  • Sep 18

    In Judicial Opinions, These Words Are Truly Zeltn

    In Judicial Opinions, These Words Are Truly Zeltn
    Readers of this blog know that it isn’t just about the law, it is about the language of the law.  As I’ve mentioned, many of our legal terms are derived from Norman French courtesy of William the Conqueror.  Recently, I…
Rank this Week: 507

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Sep 19

    “Death Row Dinners” – Bad Taste?

    “Death Row Dinners” – Bad Taste?
    A London “pop-up” restaurant planned to recreate and sell dinners requested by death row prisoners as their last meal.  However, criticism lead to the event’s possible cancellation before it was even held. According to…
  • Sep 18

    UPDATE: Cowderoy v. Sorkos Estate Revisited Revisited

    UPDATE: Cowderoy v. Sorkos Estate Revisited Revisited
    On September 7, 2012, we blogged on the trial decision of Cowderoy v. Sorkos Estate.  At trial, the court found that the deceased had repeatedly promised his step-grandchildren his farm and two cottage properties.  Applying the…
  • Sep 17

    Service of Unborn and Unascertained Beneficiarie

    Service of Unborn and Unascertained Beneficiarie
    When someone applies for probate in Ontario, the process involves issuing an application with the court for either a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee with a Will or a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee without a Will,…
Rank this Week: 688

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

Covers legal malpractice basics, cases and news. By Andrew Lavoott Bluestone.

http://blog.bluestonelawfirm.com/
  • Sep 19

    Pro-Se Legal Malpractice Case Fails Its Initial Test

    Pro-Se Legal Malpractice Case Fails Its Initial Test
    Plaintiff alleges that defendant "caused an action to be commenced against the plaintiff and a preclusion order to be entered against him in that action, and that they failed to assert the defenses of laches and statute of limitations in the…
  • Sep 18

    A Ponzi Scheme Leads to A Legal Malpractice Case

    A Ponzi Scheme Leads to A Legal Malpractice Case
    Everyone in this case came out badly.  Attorney represented client, became friends with client, gave financial advice to client, invested with client, lost money in a Ponzi scheme with client.  Now, client survives a summary…
  • Sep 16

    Are Experts Always Needed in Legal Malpractice?

    Are Experts Always Needed in Legal Malpractice?
    We often muse that absolute rules depress creative thinking.  As an example, the well recognized rule is that legal malpractice cases always require an expert for plaintiff.  However, is this true? Board of Mgrs. of Bridge Tower…
Rank this Week: 138

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 8

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 54

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Sep 19

    Medical Malpractice By the Number

    Medical Malpractice By the Number
    The Center for Justice & Democracy has released its updated "Briefing Book: Medical Malpractice By the Numbers." Available here. Insurancenewsnet.com has highlighted some statistics from the book: * Medical malpractice insurance…
  • Sep 18

    Local Governments on Prop 46

    Local Governments on Prop 46
    Director of the CA State Association of Counties opposes Prop 46 here. LA County supervisors consider motion to oppose here.
  • Sep 17

    Hedley on the Nature of Private Law

    Hedley on the Nature of Private Law
    Steve Hedley (University College Cork) has posted to SSRN Obligations: (Local) Politics or (Universal) Reason?. The abstract provides: Obligations is both a local institution, influenced by politics, and a universal institution, influenced by…
Rank this Week: 290

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Sep 19

    Twitter Chat on Open Legislative Data, September 19, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern

    Twitter Chat on Open Legislative Data, September 19, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern
    A Twitter chat on the topic, “how to open your state and local legislature with open-source software, open data, and the help of the Free Law Founders,” is being held 19 September 2014, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time,…
  • Sep 19

    Legal transactional hackathon: Code the Deal: 19-21 September 2014, NYC: Links and resource

    Legal transactional hackathon: Code the Deal: 19-21 September 2014, NYC: Links and resource
    Code the Deal, a legal transactional hackathon, is scheduled to be held 19-21 September 2014, in New York City. The event is organized by Legal Hackers and Nixon Peabody. Twitter hashtags for the event include #codethedeal and #legalhack Here…
  • Sep 18

    Maharg: Technology in legal ethics scholarship and education

    Maharg: Technology in legal ethics scholarship and education
    Paul Maharg of Australian National University has posted slides of a presentation entitled The wrong story: legal education, ethics and shared space regulation, given recently at the University of Denver College of Law in Denver, Colorado,…
Rank this Week: 72

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Covers trademarks, brands, and relevant issues such as valuation, protection, registration, and emerging promotional platforms.

http://brandventures.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 548

New York Law Notes

New York Law Notes

Provides a summary of an Appellate Division case of special interest to New York practitioners.

http://drdiekman.podbean.com
  • Sep 19

    A late motion for leave to amend.

    A late motion for leave to amend.
    Practice point:  Although the plaintiff delayed in making the motion for leave to amend, mere lateness is not a barrier to the amendment; lateness is only a barrier if it is coupled with significant prejudice to the other side.Student…
  • Sep 18

    A rear-end collision.

    A rear-end collision.
    Practice point:  A rear-end collision establishes, prima facie, negligence on the part of the rear vehicle's driver, regardless of whether the lead vehicle was stopped or stopping.. That driver, then, must rebut the inference of…
  • Sep 17

    The enforceability of an on-the-record stipulation.

    The enforceability of an on-the-record stipulation.
    Practice point:  In this divorce action the Appellate Division affirmed the finding that the parties' on-the-record agreement was too incomplete and indefinite to be enforceable, and was merely a non-binding agreement to agree. …
Rank this Week: 316