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Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Sep 2

    And the Beat Goes On: Application for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction Granted

    And the Beat Goes On: Application for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction Granted
    Emerald City Management, LLC v. Kahn, 4:14 CV 358 (6/19/14; 8/1/14) Judge: Richard Schell/Don Bush Holding: Application for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction Granted ED Bench/bar attendees will recognize this name. Yeah,…
  • Sep 2

    The Mental Virtues - David Brook

    The Mental Virtues - David Brook
    I ran across this outstanding article by David Brooks in the New York Times a few days ago discussing a 2007 book, “Intellectual Virtues,” by Robert C. Roberts of Baylor University and W. Jay Wood of Wheaton College. I actually...
  • Aug 29

    Defendant's JMOLs Denied; Infringement Verdict Affirmed

    Defendant's JMOLs Denied; Infringement Verdict Affirmed
    OPTi Inc. v. Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. et al, 2:10cv279 (8/29/2014) Judge: Rodney Gilstrap Holding: JMOL rulings One of the differences between district judges and appellate judges, I once heard a district judge say, is that appellate…
Rank this Week: 263

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Sep 2

    Wright on Moore on Causation and Responsibility

    Wright on Moore on Causation and Responsibility
    Richard Wright (Chicago-Kent) has posted to SSRN Moore on Causation and Responsibility: Metaphysics or Intuition?. The abstract provides: This paper was prepared for a festschrift in honor of Michael Moore to be published by Oxford University…
  • Sep 1

    Mini Med Mal Roundup

    Mini Med Mal Roundup
    There are a lot of stories on the med mal front. First, two from the MICRA fight: An analysis from the The Fresno Bee finds that the anti-cap increase ads are misleading. Here's a taste: But the ad goes too...
  • Aug 29

    MICRA Cap Increase Rider: Physician Drug-Testing

    MICRA Cap Increase Rider: Physician Drug-Testing
    Prop 46, a California ballot initiative to raise the 1975 non-economic damages cap from $250,000 to $1.1M, includes a rider: physician drug-testing. The two are joined in the "Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act of 2014."…
Rank this Week: 370

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Focuses on complliance, corporate governance, disclosure, mergers and tax issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Fiduciary Duties in the Context of Dent v. Ramtron Int’l Corp.

    Fiduciary Duties in the Context of Dent v. Ramtron Int’l Corp.
    The Delaware Court of Chancery recently addressed a number of claims commonly made in the “ubiquitous” stockholder litigation that follows announcement of a public merger or acquisition transaction.  In Dent v. Ramtron…
  • Jul 22

    Delaware Court of Chancery Rejects Indemnification Sleight of Hand

    Delaware Court of Chancery Rejects Indemnification Sleight of Hand
    In Branin v. Stein Roe Inv. Counsel, LLC, C.A. 8481-VCN, 2014 WL 2961084 (Del. Ch. June 30, 2014), the Delaware Court of Chancery held that a vested right to indemnification may not be rescinded by a subsequent amendment to the governing…
  • Jul 15

    Is Your Out-of-State LLC “Doing Business” in California?

    Is Your Out-of-State LLC “Doing Business” in California?
    Individuals and entities, including those from outside California, who invest in or do business through an out-of-state limited liability company (“LLC”) may be surprised to find out that they have filing obligations and tax…
Rank this Week: 411

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Sep 2

    Grim toll of faulty arson forensic

    Grim toll of faulty arson forensic
    “Judge overturns arson/murder conviction of man jailed 24 years” [Scranton Times-Tribune, Monroe County, Pa.; earlier on faulty arson forensics (Willingham execution and Texas Monthly article)] Tweet Tags: expert witnesses, fires,…
  • Sep 2

    Next divorce half off

    Next divorce half off
    Yes, this is a real, if tongue-in-cheek, ad by a Georgia lawyer. Via Huffington Post a year ago, though it dates back at least a year longer than that. Tweet Tags: chasing clients, divorce Next divorce half off is a post from Overlawyered -…
  • Sep 1

    Judge to Food and Water Watch: put that in your whistle

    Judge to Food and Water Watch: put that in your whistle
    We’ve occasionally taken note that relators stepping forward under whistleblower laws are not always the public benefactors implied by the term whistleblower. Now here’s this from a suit that a former contractor filed, teaming up…
Rank this Week: 15

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

Covers future technology for the lawyer of today. By Richard M. Georges.

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Sep 2

    Sex, Lies And The Internet

    Sex, Lies And The Internet
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Sep 2

    Picking A Jury Isn't Easy

    Picking A Jury Isn't Easy
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Sep 1

    4K Ultra HD For The Rest Of Us?

    4K Ultra HD For The Rest Of Us?
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 267

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Covers Los Angeles personal injury and car accident information. By Robert B. Reeves.

http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 2

    Riverside County Sheriff Helicopter Crash Injures Two Men

    Riverside County Sheriff Helicopter Crash Injures Two Men
    Two men were injured when a sheriff’s helicopter crashed at Hemet-Ryan Airport. The Riverside County sheriff’s helicopter crashed last Thursday, largely destroying the aircraft and injuring the two-person crew. The accident took…
  • Aug 29

    Labor Day Travel Increases Risk of Injurie

    Labor Day Travel Increases Risk of Injurie
    The amount of people traveling usually increases over holidays, as many Americans head to other cities or states to visit family or friends. Travel is especially popular over long holiday weekends, such as Memorial or Labor Day. More…
  • Aug 28

    California’s Workers’ Compensation System and Brain Injury Claims Brought By NFL Player

    California’s Workers’ Compensation System and Brain Injury Claims Brought By NFL Player
    As the summer quickly fades to fall, people throughout the state are gearing up to cheer on their favorite California NFL team. However, most fans are only now becoming aware of the severe medical conditions that their favorite athletes can…
Rank this Week: 192

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Covers developments in privacy law. By David T.S. Fraser.

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
Rank this Week: 981

AZ Attorney

AZ Attorney

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

http://azatty.wordpress.com
  • Sep 2

    Urban adaptive reuse requires law changes, visionary attorney

    Urban adaptive reuse requires law changes, visionary attorney
    “What does a big red bus have to do with adaptive reuse?” That is how I open my Arizona Attorney column for the October issue (I’ll share the whole thing when it’s online). The bus comment relates to a recently…
  • Sep 1

    Labor Day 2014 for reflection, celebration

    Labor Day 2014 for reflection, celebration
    “The labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress.” —Martin Luther King, Jr., in his speech to the state convention of the Illinois AFL-CIO, Oct. 7, 1965 Or, if you…
  • Aug 29

    Boston headstones reveal history, legal and otherwise

    Boston headstones reveal history, legal and otherwise
    A brief pictorial tour today, from Boston, Mass. No trip to a historic city is complete without a stop in a graveyard or two. Many of you may have dropped into the cemeteries near the city’s North End. A glance at the inscriptions…
Rank this Week: 796

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

Covers recent legal developments, legal practice tools, and law library resources in Connecticut.

http://ersa.jud.ct.gov/lawlibnews/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspx
  • Sep 2

    Family Law Appellate Court Opinion - 9/2/2014

    Family Law Appellate Court Opinion - 9/2/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Family Opinions Body: AC33354 - Fox v. Fox ("The defendant...appeals from the judgment of the trial court rendered in favor of the plaintiff, Darby Fox, on her postjudgment motion to modify child support. The…
  • Sep 2

    Tort Law Supreme and Appellate Court Opinions - 9/2/2014

    Tort Law Supreme and Appellate Court Opinions - 9/2/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Tort Law Opinions Body: SC19191 - Dorry v. Garden (Wrongful death; "In this wrongful death action...appeals  from the judgment of the trial court dismissing the action against the defendants....  In…
  • Sep 2

    Habeas Appellate Court Opinions -9/2/2014

    Habeas Appellate Court Opinions -9/2/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Habeas Opinions Body: AC35097 - Hall v. Commissioner of Correction (Habeas; "On appeal, the petitioner claims that the habeas court improperly (1) denied his petition for certification to appeal and (2) denied his…
Rank this Week: 175

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Sep 2

    The US government can brand you a terrorist based on a Facebook post. We can't let them make up the rules.

    The US government can brand you a terrorist based on a Facebook post. We can't let them make up the rules.
    The US government's web of surveillance is vast and interconnected. Now we know just how opaque, inefficient and discriminatory it can be. As we were reminded again just this week, you can be pulled into the National Security Agency's…
  • Sep 2

    Lessons From the Celebrity iCloud Photo Breach

    Lessons From the Celebrity iCloud Photo Breach
    Based on initial media reports, it seems that intimate, private photographs from several celebrities' online accounts have been accessed without their consent and widely shared on the Internet. For now, many details about the breach (or…
  • Sep 1

    Challenge to NSA’s Mass Surveillance Inches Way Up Court System

    Challenge to NSA’s Mass Surveillance Inches Way Up Court System
    This morning, we're heading back to court to challenge the NSA's phone-records program, this time in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York. Several district courts have already ruled on the program, with one calling it "almost…
Rank this Week: 64

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Great American Advisors Sanctioned Concerning Supervision of Variable Annuitie

    Great American Advisors Sanctioned Concerning Supervision of Variable Annuitie
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) sanctioned brokerage firm Great American Advisors, Inc. (Great American) concerning allegations that between December 2006, and December 2007, Great American failed to have an adequate…
  • Aug 28

    Blackbook Capital Sanctioned For Overcharging Client

    Blackbook Capital Sanctioned For Overcharging Client
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) sanctioned brokerage firm Blackbook Capital LLC (Blackbook) concerning allegations that: 1) between April 2010 and June 2011, Blackbook charged customers $60.50 on each purchase or sale…
  • Aug 27

    Broker Spotlight – Mark Lisser Accused of Churning by at Least Three Customer

    Broker Spotlight – Mark Lisser Accused of Churning by at Least Three Customer
    The law office of Gana LLP is investigating a string of securities arbitration cases involving broker Mark Lisser (Lisser) which generally allege securities violations including churning, excessive use of margin, churning, unsuitable…
Rank this Week: 755

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Covers broker and realtor issues, construction and development, landords and tenants, and real estate taxation. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz.

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
  • Sep 2

    Understanding Risks Unique to Personal Loan Guarantee

    Understanding Risks Unique to Personal Loan Guarantee
    Personal guarantees are commonplace in loans of all types and sizes. However, there are issues that are unique to personal guarantees provided by individuals that need to be taken into consideration when negotiating a loan. The death of…
  • Aug 24

    Is it a Covenant, a Condition or a Covenant and a Condition?-Why you need to Care.

    Is it a Covenant, a Condition or a Covenant and a Condition?-Why you need to Care.
    Real estate purchase and sale agreements typically contain covenants and conditions.  They both start with “c” and are typically found in real estate agreements, but that is where the similarities end. A covenant is an…
  • Aug 18

    Defective Construction Claims: Are They Covered Under the CGL Policy or Not?

    Defective Construction Claims: Are They Covered Under the CGL Policy or Not?
    One area that is often argued are claims for defective construction under builders' commercial general liability insurance policies. This is an issue that equally affects a builder, a damaged party and the insurer, and how that issue is…
Rank this Week: 629

Michael Markarian: Animals &…

Michael Markarian: Animals & Politics

Covers elections, ballot measures, and legislation. By the Human Society.

http://hslf.typepad.com/political_animal/
  • Sep 2

    Rescued Primates Need Immigration Reform Too

    Rescued Primates Need Immigration Reform Too
    The Humane Care for Primates Act would give the nonprofit sanctuary sector the opportunity to rescue primates in need and provide them the humane care they would not otherwise receive. And it wouldn't cost the government a…
  • Aug 25

    The Movement for Hens to Move

    The Movement for Hens to Move
    California's Prop 2, approved with 63.5 percent of the statewide vote, has already had a big impact even though its does not go into legal effect until January 2015.      Related StoriesMissouri’s Right-to-Harm…
  • Aug 22

    Show Me the Impact: Missouri's Puppy Mill Law, 4 Years Later

    Show Me the Impact: Missouri's Puppy Mill Law, 4 Years Later
    Though it was weakened, Missouri’s Prop B is still one of the strongest anti-puppy mill statutes in the nation. Here’s a closer look.      Related StoriesMissouri’s Right-to-Harm AmendmentDomestic…
Rank this Week: 883

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

Provides national and international environmental law news. By Waste Information & Management Services, Inc. (WIMS).

http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability & Business Risk

    Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability & Business Risk
    Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability & Business Risks - This report analyzes water availability across all potentially commercial shale resources worldwide. It also reveals that water availability could limit shale …
  • Aug 29

    Mapping the Truth - EPA Responds To "WOTUS" Concern

    Mapping the Truth - EPA Responds To "WOTUS" Concern
    Mapping the Truth - EPA Responds To "WOTUS" Concerns - Regarding the proposed "Waters of the U.S." (WOTUS) definition rule EPA says, "The idea that EPA can use the Clean Water Act to execute a land grab or intrude on private…
  • Aug 28

    Climate Change and Existing Law: A Survey of Legal Issues Past, Present, and Future

    Climate Change and Existing Law: A Survey of Legal Issues Past, Present, and Future
    Climate Change and Existing Law: A Survey of Legal Issues Past, Present, and Future - Congressional Research Service. August 20, 2014. The 42-page report surveys existing law for legal issues that have arisen, or may arise in the…
Rank this Week: 695

Texas Trial Lawyers Blog

Texas Trial Lawyers Blog

Covers personal injury cases. By Baumgartner Law Firm.

http://www.texastriallawyers.com/blog
  • Sep 2

    Recent Jail Terms for Drunk Drivers in Texa

    Recent Jail Terms for Drunk Drivers in Texa
    There is no doubt that drunk driving can cause insurmountable damage for both individuals and communities alike. From property damage to injuries to even loss of life caused by an accident, there are many potential negative problems that can…
  • Aug 19

    Texas Click it or Ticket- Why Use Seatbelt

    Texas Click it or Ticket- Why Use Seatbelt
      While most people are aware that seatbelts can save lives in that they can protect from bodily injury upon impact, there is little understanding on the actual laws involved. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas had…
  • Aug 14

    Why You Should Document Your Automobile Accident

    Why You Should Document Your Automobile Accident
        With the explosive growth that Houston and the surrounding areas have seen over the last decade, a tremendous strain has been put upon our police force and investigating officers. There are many accidents where officers are…
Rank this Week: 545

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

About law, literature and the humanities. By the Law & Humanities Institute.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    Special Law and Humanities/Film Events At AALS, January 2015

    Special Law and Humanities/Film Events At AALS, January 2015
    I'd like to alert those of you planning to attend the AALS Annual Meeting in January 2015 to three interesting events taking place during that time. The AALS Film Committee is sponsoring two law and film nights during the meeting. The first,…
  • Aug 28

    Call For Papers: Special Issue of the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law

    Call For Papers: Special Issue of the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law
    From Anne Wagner at the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law: CALL FOR PAPERS - SPECIAL ISSUE ON ISLAMIC LAW INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR THE SEMIOTICS OF LAW Anne WagnerExpert in Legal Semiotics and Communication, Associate…
  • Aug 28

    Queer Objects: A Symposium With Robyn Wiegman and Annamarie Jagose

    Queer Objects: A Symposium With Robyn Wiegman and Annamarie Jagose
    From the Australian National University, announcement of a forthcoming Symposium: Queer Objects: A Symposium with Robyn Wiegman and Annamarie Jagose‘The rejection of essentialism,’ David Halperin writes in How to be Gay (2012),…
Rank this Week: 323

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    She’s Got Bette Davis’…Trademark?

    She’s Got Bette Davis’…Trademark?
    I found about this case reading this tweet from New York copyright and trademark lawyer Marty Schwimmer. A warm Kat Pat to Marty, thank you! It has been only two months that I am guest-blogging for the IP Kat, and this is already my third…
  • Sep 1

    Monday miscellany

    Monday miscellany
    News from Eleonora: a competition -- and a course.  A lot of readers of this weblog were away last week when fellow Kat Eleonora posted this item on the contest she is running, which carries the generous prize of free registration (worth…
  • Sep 1

    Fair deal or iMoan? Kate Bush’s request to leave the smartphones at home

    Fair deal or iMoan? Kate Bush’s request to leave the smartphones at home
    Love them or loathe them, mobile communication and recording devices have become an integral part of our lives. They not only accompany us through many of the most intimate and meaningful experiences in our lives but allow us to record them…
Rank this Week: 81

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Covers personal injury, criminal defense, and family law in Virginia.

http://www.livesaymyers.com/blog/
  • Sep 2

    Admission of Prior Convictions in Child Sex Crimes Cases in Virginia

    Admission of Prior Convictions in Child Sex Crimes Cases in Virginia
    One of the key issues for defense attorneys at trial is limiting the focus of the prosecution’s evidence to evidence of the offense charged, and preventing the admission of any evidence of other prior charges, convictions, or bad acts…
  • Aug 26

    How Does Relocation Affect Your Custody and Visitation Order?

    How Does Relocation Affect Your Custody and Visitation Order?
    Summertime! It is the time of year where many of our military families are going through their permanent change of station (PCS) moves, and many of our civilian families are moving before the new school year begins. What does relocation mean…
  • Aug 20

    Child Preference in Virginia Custody and Visitation Case

    Child Preference in Virginia Custody and Visitation Case
    When a couple decides to separate and pursue a divorce, there are countless questions and issues that can arise. However, there are also some difficult questions that await the teenage child or children of divorcing parents. Perhaps the most…
Rank this Week: 119

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Sep 2

    "Rethink sentencing and parole to solve aging, costly prison population"

    "Rethink sentencing and parole to solve aging, costly prison population"
    The title of this post is the headline of this new editorial from a local South Carolina paper. Yet, even though focused on some Palmetto State particulars, many of the points and themes in the editorial have broad applicability in...
  • Sep 1

    Lots more highlights from Marijuana Law, Policy and Reform

    Lots more highlights from Marijuana Law, Policy and Reform
    It has been a few weeks since I did a round-up of recent posts at Marijuana Law, Policy and Reform. Here are some of the latest posts from a a variety of bloggers, with my own little bit of organization...
  • Sep 1

    Gendered perspective on Ohio's challenges with opioids and prison growth

    Gendered perspective on Ohio's challenges with opioids and prison growth
    As reported in this recent Toledo Blade editorial, headlined "Women in prison: A big increase in female inmates should prompt changes in how Ohio’s courts deal with addiction," Ohio has struggled of late with an increase in its…
Rank this Week: 140

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    A Less Possessive Hershey’s Brand?

    A Less Possessive Hershey’s Brand?
    The possessive form of the Hershey’s brand dates back to at least as early as 1894, according to U.S. Reg. No. 54,041 – a more than 100 year old trademark registration from 1906. Last week, Brand New reported on…
  • Sep 1

    Don’t Litter, Eh?

    Don’t Litter, Eh?
    The Toronto Globe and Mail recently reported on a clever anti-littering campaign that was launched and quickly aborted in Toronto due to trademark concerns.  The premise for the campaign was to take wrappers and packaging from some…
  • Aug 29

    Another Real Lulu: Anatomy of an Affidavit

    Another Real Lulu: Anatomy of an Affidavit
    On Tuesday of this week, we discussed the trademark infringement case filed by Lulu’s Market & Deli against Lulu’s Public House (depicted above), here is a link to a pdf of the Complaint. As you will recall, we expressed…
Rank this Week: 144

Forced Migration Current Awareness…

Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog

Highlights web research and information relatd to refugees, IDPs and forced migration. By Elisa Mason.

http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    CFP/New Issues of FMR, JID, JIRS, Rts. in Exile, WAN

    CFP/New Issues of FMR, JID, JIRS, Rts. in Exile, WAN
    CFP:Journal on Education in Emergencies [info] - Submission deadline for inaugural issue has been extended to 15 October 2014.New issues:Forced Migration Review, no. 47 (Sept. 2014) [open access]- Theme issue on "The Syria Crisis,…
  • Sep 2

    Regional Focus: Asia Pacific

    Regional Focus: Asia Pacific
    Event & opportunity:5th Asia Pacific Consultation on Refugee Rights, Bangkok, 2-4 September 2014 [info]- This event is currently taking place and can be following via  #APCRR5.  Background conference materials are also available…
  • Sep 1

    New Book Title

    New Book Title
    FYI, please check out my Pinterest page for new books due out in Sept. 2014. I've also added information about a few additional titles to the Aug. 2014 and New Legal Texts book boards.Tagged Publications. 
Rank this Week: 833

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Nantucket Man Indicted on Heroin Distribution Charge

    Nantucket Man Indicted on Heroin Distribution Charge
    On August 15, 26-year-old Eric Santos of Nantucket was indicted on a charge of possession of heroin with intent to distribute after he allegedly flew to Hyannis from his home to purchase heroin, according to a news article at the Cape Cod…
  • Sep 1

    DUI Campaigns Over Labor Day Weekend Tough on Drunk Driver

    DUI Campaigns Over Labor Day Weekend Tough on Drunk Driver
    Holiday weekends are when law enforcement pull out all the stops, so to speak, in their efforts to crack down on drunk or impaired driving. This past holiday weekend was no different, with a few cities and states participating over the Labor…
  • Aug 29

    Secretary of State Records Reveal Driver in Wrong-way Crash Had License Suspended Years Ago

    Secretary of State Records Reveal Driver in Wrong-way Crash Had License Suspended Years Ago
    Earlier this month, a Grand Rapids woman, 36-year-old Crystal Louise Rincones, allegedly drove the wrong way on U.S. 131 resulting in a head-on collision that seriously injured the driver of the other vehicle, 49-year-old Vickers Charles…
Rank this Week: 725

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Sep 2

    Job Ad

    Job Ad
    Anthony Gold Solicitors PARALEGAL – Housing & Public Law Based at our Walworth Road office, London SE17 12 month fixed term contract Anthony Gold is looking for a Paralegal to join its housing & public law team. The team…
  • Sep 1

    Bedroom tax and human rights: The UT has a go

    Bedroom tax and human rights: The UT has a go
    I’ve got two Upper Tribunal decisions on bedroom tax appeals, both from Scotland. Both concern human rights related cases. One concerns what sounds like a fairly hopeless and sadly not well argued case based on disability. The other is…
  • Aug 31

    You’ve got absoutely nothing out of thi

    You’ve got absoutely nothing out of thi
    For most parties that enter into litigation (save for those on CFAs and some who are legally aided) a win isn’t really a win unless the other side is also ordered to pay your costs. I say most, because certain litigants enter into…
Rank this Week: 319

Space Politics

Space Politics

Covers space policy, new and commentary. By Jeff Foust.

http://www.spacepolitics.com
  • Sep 2

    A new chapter

    A new chapter
    I wanted to pass along some personal news: I’ve taken a position starting today with SpaceNews, as a senior writer there. I’ll be writing there on a lot about what you’ve seen here and elsewhere: space policy, commercial…
  • Aug 28

    House members seek details on SLS/Orion schedules and spending

    House members seek details on SLS/Orion schedules and spending
    A day after NASA announced that the first SLS may not be ready for launch until as late as November 2018, two key members of the House Science Committee asked NASA for details on both the schedule and funding levels of the SLS and Orion…
  • Aug 27

    With an SLS slip looming, one senator wants to keep NASA’s budget “on track”

    With an SLS slip looming, one senator wants to keep NASA’s budget “on track”
    An announcement Wednesday by NASA that the first launch of the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket could slip by nearly a year has led one key senator to suggest the program needs some budgetary help. NASA announced…
Rank this Week: 227

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Sep 2

    Lawyers and Slavery: Part Two

    Lawyers and Slavery: Part Two
    Abolitionist lawyers in the antebellum era made a practice of representing fugitive slaves and rescuers in the North, but African-Americans had some access to courts even in the southern states. The attorneys in those cases typically had no…
  • Sep 2

    Klerman on Economic Analysis in Legal History Writing

    Klerman on Economic Analysis in Legal History Writing
    Well, we've rounded Labor Day, which means that summer's over and it's time to get down to talking scholarship. Daniel Klerman of the University of Southern California has a characteristically terrific paper, "The Economics of Legal…
  • Sep 1

    Happy Labor Day

    Happy Labor Day
    Celebrate by listening to the Weavers’ “Union Miners.” On top of everything else, it is beautifully arranged: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=rZVNCE9xtH4
Rank this Week: 96

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    Job Announcement: Director of the Federal Judicial History Office

    Job Announcement: Director of the Federal Judicial History Office
    [We have the following announcement.]Director of the Federal Judicial History OfficeFederal Judicial CenterWashington, DC  20002-8003The purpose of the Federal Judicial Center is to further the development and adoption of improved…
  • Sep 2

    Vermeule Reviews Hamburger's "Is Administrative Law Unlawful?"

    Vermeule Reviews Hamburger's "Is Administrative Law Unlawful?"
    “No,” by Adrian Vermeule, Harvard Law School, is a review of Philip Hamburger’s Is Administrative Law Unlawful?   It is forthcoming in the Texas Law Review.  Here is the abstract:Philip Hamburger has had a…
  • Sep 1

    Center for the Study of Law and Society Speaker Series: Fall 2014 Lineup

    Center for the Study of Law and Society Speaker Series: Fall 2014 Lineup
    The Center for the Study of Law and Society at the University of California, Berkeley has posted the fall lineup for its speaker series. A number of legal historians are scheduled to present:Monday, September 8 – Christopher Tomlins …
Rank this Week: 42

Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Law Blog

Covers radio, advertising, the FCC, indecency and intellectual property. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 217

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Sep 2

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Bob Bernstein, The CFTC's Attempt to Impose Speculative Position Limits on Off-Exchange Swap Contracts Likely to Face Continued Legal…
  • Aug 31

    This Week in Securities Litigation

    This Week in Securities Litigation
    The SEC Actions Blog has compiled This Week In Securities Litigation (Week ending August 28, 2014).
  • Aug 31

    SEC Adopts Asset-Backed Securities Reform Rule

    SEC Adopts Asset-Backed Securities Reform Rule
    The SEC has adopted asset-backed securities reform rules. The press release in part states the following: The Securities and Exchange Commission today adopted revisions to rules governing the disclosure, reporting, and offering process for…
Rank this Week: 180

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 2

    Attorney Reprimanded, Conviction Of Client Reversed

    Attorney Reprimanded, Conviction Of Client Reversed
    The Arkansas Professional Conduct Committee - Panel A - has reprimanded an attorney who engaged in a conflict of interest by representing both husband and wife in a case involving felony sexual abuse allegations made by the wife's daughter…
  • Sep 2

    Theft From Elderly Client Draws Prison, Disbarment

    Theft From Elderly Client Draws Prison, Disbarment
    A Virginia attorney has consented to disbarment in the wake of a criminal conviction. The Washington Post reported on the offense A Fairfax County attorney was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday for embezzling nearly $500,000 while he…
  • Sep 2

    Fan Barred From UNC For Harassing Student Athlete

    Fan Barred From UNC For Harassing Student Athlete
    The University of North Carolina did not violate the First Amendment rights of a former student and "dedicated fan" by permanently barring him from athletic events, according to a decision of the North Carolina Court of Appeals. The…
Rank this Week: 147

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Sep 2

    On the Feasibility of Head Transplant

    On the Feasibility of Head Transplant
    Some interesting speculation about the feasibility of head transplants here (ht: Brian Leiter).
  • Aug 28

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Is There Such a Thing as a 'Good Psychopath'? NPR: The Protojournalist In The Popular Press: Using Light Technique, Scientists Find Dimmer Switch for Memories in Mice, NY Times Scientists Turn Bad…
  • Aug 28

    "Will There Ever Be a Drug with No or Negligible Side Effects? Evidence from Neuroscience"

    "Will There Ever Be a Drug with No or Negligible Side Effects? Evidence from Neuroscience"
    Recently published in Neuroethics: "Will There Ever Be a Drug with No or Negligible Side Effects? Evidence from Neuroscience," by Sylvia Terbeck and Laurence Paul Chesterman Abstract Arguments in the neuroenhancement debate are sometimes…
Rank this Week: 827

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

Covers corporate trustees, compensation disputes, contested guardianship proceedings, creditors' claims, homestead litigation, will construction litigation, and trust and estates litigation. By Juan C. Antunez.

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 273

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Covers constitutional law and jurisprudence (in Spanish). Features legal news, cases and commentaries from Argentina, U.S. and the Americas.

http://www.saberderecho.com/
  • Sep 2

    Difusión | “Control de Constitucionalidad: teorías contemporáneas y praxis judicial” (Seminario AA en BB)

    Difusión | “Control de Constitucionalidad: teorías contemporáneas y praxis judicial” (Seminario AA en BB)
    (De interés para Bahía Blanca y zona)A partir del 12 de septiembre (son dos viernes por la tarde y sábados por la mañana) estaremos dando un Seminario de Posgrado sobre “Control de Constitucionalidad:…
  • Aug 29

    Infeliz día del abogado

    Infeliz día del abogado
    Esto lo publiqué hace unos buenos años en este viejo blog, pero como el público se renueva, aquí va de nuevo la revelación de por qué los abogados somos infelices.|||El artículo se…
  • Aug 24

    La Constitución, veinte y veintiún años después.

    La Constitución, veinte y veintiún años después.
    Se fue Estudiantes. Vázquez, a lo guapo.La pregunta es qué pensaría alguien si se hubiera dormido el día de la jura de la Constitución y se despierta veinte años después.Otra pregunta…
Rank this Week: 125

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Mon and Son Sentenced for Forging Documents to Obtain Mortgage

    Mon and Son Sentenced for Forging Documents to Obtain Mortgage
    Charlette Henderson, 42, and her son Lanikein Henderson, 25, both of Brandon, Mississippi, have been sentenced in Mobile County, Alabama, for residential mortgage fraud. Charlette received a 48 month suspended sentence, while her son…
  • Sep 2

    Jury Convicts Straw Buyer of Mortgage Fraud

    Jury Convicts Straw Buyer of Mortgage Fraud
    Anna Sorokina Kuzmenko, 33, Sacramento, California, was convicted by a federal jury after a nine-day trial of two counts of wire fraud in a mortgage fraud scheme for her role in acting as a straw buyer for two loans. The trial was held before…
  • Aug 29

    Developer Pleads Guilty to Mortgage Stacking Scheme

    Developer Pleads Guilty to Mortgage Stacking Scheme
    Charles Patrick Gahan, Grand Rapids, Michigan, a real estate developer, was indicted on August 26, 2014, on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud affecting financial institutions for his role in a mortgage stacking scheme wherein he…
Rank this Week: 4

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Jacksonville criminal law and criminal defense issues. By The Mussallem Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Dozens arrested on drug charges as part of Operation Summer Slam in Clay County

    Dozens arrested on drug charges as part of Operation Summer Slam in Clay County
    Clay County police arrested 35 people and were seeking more than a dozen more, predominantly on charges of selling drugs that date back to February. Police began the months-long investigation looking into people selling prescription drugs,…
  • Aug 29

    Detective arrested in St. Johns County prostitution sting

    Detective arrested in St. Johns County prostitution sting
    A Palatka police detective was arrested this month, caught in an undercover prostitution sting in St. Johns County. Police used Internet ads and discussions to have conversations with both men and women looking to either pay for or be paid…
  • Aug 25

    Jury rejects manslaughter charge, instead convicts man of battery in deadly fight

    Jury rejects manslaughter charge, instead convicts man of battery in deadly fight
    A jury did not find enough evidence to convict a man of manslaughter in the death of another partygoer, but instead found him guilty of a lesser charge of felony battery. The man was accused of punching another man repeatedly while the man…
Rank this Week: 723

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/
  • Sep 2

    Weed-Whacker

    Weed-Whacker
    As the walls of marijuana prohibition fell a wave of crime and addiction swept the nation as if the gates of hell had opened up to consume all that was good in the world. Just kidding, actually it's going great! Consider:Medical…
  • Aug 29

    Addicted to Email?

    Addicted to Email?
    This article on the "tyranny of email" had me thinking this morning:White-collar cubicle dwellers complain about email for good reason. They spend 28 percent of their workweek slogging through the stuff, according to the McKinsey Global…
  • Aug 28

    Rejected!

    Rejected!
    More good news here!A state appeals court on Thursday rejected Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's request to hold off on deciding the constitutionality of Florida's gay-marriage ban until after the U.S. Supreme Court someday rules on the…
Rank this Week: 183

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/
  • Sep 2

    DTPA And Insurance Code Violation

    DTPA And Insurance Code Violation
    Duncanville insurance attorneys need to know how the Texas Insurance Code and the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA) interact. A United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals case from 2008 discusses this a little bit. The style of…
  • Aug 31

    Credit Disability Insurance

    Credit Disability Insurance
    Duncanville insurance attorneys need to be able to discuss credit disability issues with a prospective client. A 1996, Austin Court of Appeals opinion helps to understand credit disability issues. The case is styled, American National…
  • Aug 30

    What If An Insurance Company Does A Bunch Of Things Wrong?

    What If An Insurance Company Does A Bunch Of Things Wrong?
    Arlington insurance attorneys need to be able to explain to clients what happens when an insurance company is found to do many things wrong. This is illustrated to a certain extent by a 1998 Texas Supreme Court case. The case...
Rank this Week: 542

New York Injury Cases Blog

New York Injury Cases Blog

Covers pain and suffering verdicts and settlements. By John M. Hochfelder.

http://www.newyorkinjurycasesblog.com/
Rank this Week: 880

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
Rank this Week: 174

North Carolina Personal Injury…

North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers car accidents and premises liability. By Lee Law Offices, P.A.

http://www.northcarolinapersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    BB Buggies Inc. v. Leon - $10M Product Liability Judgment Set Aside

    BB Buggies Inc. v. Leon - $10M Product Liability Judgment Set Aside
    A default judgment against the defendants in a $10 million product liability case was recently set aside by the Mississippi Supreme Court, after evidence was submitted indicated a "colorable defense," indicating the defense did not design,…
  • Sep 1

    Gregory v. Cott - Nursing Home Staffers Can't Sue Dementia Patient

    Gregory v. Cott - Nursing Home Staffers Can't Sue Dementia Patient
    One of the cruelest things about Alzheimer's disease is the way it transforms a person into someone practically unrecognizable. Someone who was once incredibly intelligent and loving becomes dull and distant. A person who was once full of…
  • Aug 28

    Brooks v. Martin, et al. - Overcoming Governmental Immunity Defense

    Brooks v. Martin, et al. - Overcoming Governmental Immunity Defense
    The North Carolina Court of Appeals recently affirmed a trial court's decision to dismiss a complaint brought by a woman seriously injured when a police officer negligently collided with her at an intersection. While such action seems…
Rank this Week: 917

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
Rank this Week: 94

My Shingle

My Shingle

Covers client relations, ethics, malpractice, legal research, marketing and solo practice trends. By Carolyn Elefant.

http://myshingle.com/
  • Sep 2

    A Legal Tech Tool That Is Actually Very Cool – But Does It Break Ethics Rules?

    A Legal Tech Tool That Is Actually Very Cool – But Does It Break Ethics Rules?
    To date, much of what’s been characterized as legal disruption hasn’t impressed me as much more than a souped-up, techno-powered version of what’s been tried before and failed. Still, I’m no curmudgeon and every so…
  • Aug 27

    The Girl Is Gone

    The Girl Is Gone
    I saw it coming a year ago but that didn’t prepare me for the reality that she is no longer here. Oh, sure, she’ll be back but as a visitor or a guest, not a resident of this house where she grew up. Only two days have passed…
  • Aug 22

    If We Change Rules to Allow Non-Lawyers to Own Law Firms, How About Changing Them to Let Lawyers Compete?

    If We Change Rules to Allow Non-Lawyers to Own Law Firms, How About Changing Them to Let Lawyers Compete?
    Last week, Jordan Furlong lavished praise on the Canada Bar Association’s new report, Futures: Transforming the Delivery of Legal Services in Canada. As you might expect, the Report reads like a legal futurist’s wish list,…
Rank this Week: 609

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Jack-in-the-Box E. coli Genome Sequenced

    Jack-in-the-Box E. coli Genome Sequenced
    Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have produced the first complete genome sequencing of a strain of E. coli that is a common cause of outbreaks of food... Continue Reading
  • Aug 30

    Salmonella Test Prompts Parmesan Recall

    Salmonella Test Prompts Parmesan Recall
    4C Foods Corp. is recalling its 6-oz. glass jars of “4C Grated Cheese HomeStyle Parmesan”, UPC 0-41387-32790-8 with code dates BEST BY JUL 21 2016 and JUL 22 2016 due... Continue Reading
  • Aug 30

    Cilantro Cyclospora Outbreak in 19 States Impacting Over 300

    Cilantro Cyclospora Outbreak in 19 States Impacting Over 300
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Texas officials have been investigating an outbreak of Cyclospora infections in the... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 39

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
Rank this Week: 962

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

Provides updates and trends in Pennsylvania civil litigation law. By Daniel E. Cummins.

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 852

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/
  • Sep 2

    Assessing facts in the Supreme Court

    Assessing facts in the Supreme Court
    I thought our readers might be interested in this story by legal reporter Adam Liptak about how some facts are determined in the Supreme Court. Like any court, the Supreme Court wants to understand the facts relevant to the legal...
  • Sep 2

    A snapshot from debtors' court in Georgia

    A snapshot from debtors' court in Georgia
    Check out this story from a recent episode of This American Life, with a tale of what happens in court when a debtor being sued insists on seeing evidence of the debt.
  • Aug 28

    Consumerist reports: online retainer that threatened consumer uses bogus endorsement

    Consumerist reports: online retainer that threatened consumer uses bogus endorsement
    We told you yesterday about the online merchant Accessory Outlet, which demanded $250 from a consumer and told her she was "playing games with the wrong people" after the consumer said she would contact her credit card company about a...
Rank this Week: 219