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Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers bad faith, duty to defend, duty to indemnify, liability policies, reimbursement of legal fees and subrogation. By Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue.

http://www.insurancecoverageblog.com/
  • May 25

    Memorial Day 2009

    Memorial Day 2009
    I first ran the post below for Memorial Day in 2006 as a tribute to my Dad, who served as a soldier during World War II.  This is the fourth straight year for this post, and I'll continue to run it every year. 
  • Mar 19

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone
    For those who remember the heady Katrina litigation days of the Ride of the Rigsbys -- appearing on ABC's 20/20, acclaimed as alleged whistleblowers -- these times are very different for the sisters. They've slipped in the…
  • Mar 16

    Insurance Person of the Year

    Insurance Person of the Year
    Nothing like giving the readers a lot of advance notice before an ultra-high stakes award like this is finalized, right? I'm a bit tardy on this, but hey, it's not like I'm on the advisory board of the Insurance Law Center and might have…
Rank this Week: 90

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Oct 21

    FAN 36.3 (First Amendment News) A street named Carlin

    FAN 36.3 (First Amendment News) A street named Carlin
    Tomorrow New York City will rename a street to honor the late George Carlin, the famed comedian and inspiration for FCC v. Pacifica (1978), the infamous First Amendment case sustaining a broadcast ban on “7 dirty words.”…
  • Oct 21

    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 64, Number 5, Fall 2014

    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 64, Number 5, Fall 2014
    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 64, Number 5, Fall 2014 Strange bedfellows Robert Leckey Two logics of authority in modern law Arie Rosen Authority, justice, and public law: A unified theory Jacob Weinrib REVIEW ARTICLES The…
  • Oct 21

    FAN 36.2 (First Amendment News) Corn-Revere on the FCC & Redskins Controversy

    FAN 36.2 (First Amendment News) Corn-Revere on the FCC & Redskins Controversy
    In case you missed it, yesterday Robert Corn-Revere had an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. The piece was titled, “Free-Speech Foes Call an Audible — Bringing the FCC into the ‘Redskins’ debate is an invitation…
Rank this Week: 94

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/
  • Oct 21

    Is It Partnership Fraud or Individual Fraud in this Legal Malpractice Case?

    Is It Partnership Fraud or Individual Fraud in this Legal Malpractice Case?
    Attorneys represent individual client for a personal injury case.  The attorneys also represent two companies that are run by the individual.  The PI case settles and the attorneys want to apply the settlement monies against…
  • Oct 20

    You Did Well Enough, Now Go Home

    You Did Well Enough, Now Go Home
    Courts do not apply legal malpractice law in a vacuum.  Far more than in other areas of the law, Courts engage in finding ways to explain the attorney's conduct, or in finding explanations.  Fielding v Kupferman  2013 NY Slip…
  • Oct 17

    Try to Determine Why This Legal Malparctice Case Was Dismissed

    Try to Determine Why This Legal Malparctice Case Was Dismissed
    Sure, the Second Department is busy, and there is a constant and steady stream of cases coming before it, 20 every day.  Nevertheless, a couple of facts in the decision might help practitioners in their everyday legal lives. Barker v…
Rank this Week: 93

NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

Focuses on New Jersey divorce and estate planning. By Paul G. Kostro.

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
Rank this Week: 92

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Oct 19

    More things I think I think

    More things I think I think
    Several readers offered very nice comments on my original Some Things I Think I Think post, so I’ve decided to continue thinking.  Well, at least sharing things I think I think. A recent Wall Street Journal article Lawyers, Judges…
  • Sep 29

    Rule 1: Clients get to decide

    Rule 1: Clients get to decide
    Some things make my blood boil.  Consider these quotes from Part 4 of Pam Woldow’s recent 4-part series, Cutting Corners (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4).  The series discusses whether use of Legal Project Management and Legal…
  • Sep 25

    Bingham’s demise should make everyone wonder about their own situation

    Bingham’s demise should make everyone wonder about their own situation
    Bingham McCutchen is following the Dewey/Howery decline to oblivion.  It seems people are surprised.  They shouldn’t be.  Some number of major firms are the “low end” that create the mediocre industry average…
Rank this Week: 95

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois civil procedure, the Illinois Wrongful Death Act, medical malpractice and medical device liability. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicago-personal-injury-lawyer-blawg.com
  • Jun 17

    $14,000 Cook County Jury Verdict for Rear-End Crash

    $14,000 Cook County Jury Verdict for Rear-End Crash
    On Oct. 30, 2009, Filberto Meza, 37, was traveling eastbound on 25th Street at Central in Cicero, Ill., when his car crashed into the rear end of a stopped motor vehicle.  Juan Magana and Raquel Magana were driver and passenger in that…
  • Jun 16

    $38,000 Jury Verdict Where Car Hits and Injures Teen Standing in Roadway Near a Disabled Car

    $38,000 Jury Verdict Where Car Hits and Injures Teen Standing in Roadway Near a Disabled Car
    On Dec. 15, 2000, Patrick Broderick was driving southbound on Schoolhouse Road when icy conditions caused him to lose control of his car.  His vehicle came to a rest on a snow bank on the east side of the road.  A good Samaritan…
  • May 9

    $971,000 Jury Verdict for Contractor Who Sued for Unpaid Work at the Pritzker Mansion

    $971,000 Jury Verdict for Contractor Who Sued for Unpaid Work at the Pritzker Mansion
    This was a breach of contract case that started out in the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County and then became a law matter tried before a jury. In this case, a verdict of $971,858 was the outcome in a lawsuit brought by the…
Rank this Week: 96

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Forfeiture v. Sound Analysi

    Forfeiture v. Sound Analysi
    Here's footnote 5 of an opinion published here, issued after a rehearing petition in an anti-SLAPP appeal:This issue of first impression was first raised in defendants’ petition for rehearing. Ordinarily we might treat it as…
  • Oct 20

    Appellate Panel Must Have 3 Judge

    Appellate Panel Must Have 3 Judge
    Today's MetNews reports on Johnson v. Appellate Division in Court of Appeal Rejects Use of Two-Judge Appellate Panel in Superior Court. Code of Civil Procedure 77(b) provides that in each superior court appellate division, "no more than…
  • Oct 14

    2d DCA pro tem update

    2d DCA pro tem update
    Assigned JudgesThe following are currently sitting on assignment:Judge Rita Miller of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division One until November 30, 2014 Judge Lee Edmon of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will…
Rank this Week: 98

California Injury Attorneys Blog

California Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers personal injury lawsuits, settlements and news. By Estey & Bomberger.

http://www.esteybomberger.com/blog/
  • Oct 8

    Pedestrian Fatally Struck While Unloading Car in La Jolla

    Pedestrian Fatally Struck While Unloading Car in La Jolla
    LA JOLLA – A 45-year-old La Jolla woman was killed Tuesday morning when she was struck by a car on Girard Avenue, NBC San Diego reported. Just before noon, authorities say the woman was unloading her car when an elderly driver backed…
  • Oct 7

    Jury Awards $1.25 Million to Man Injured by Defective Table Saw

    Jury Awards $1.25 Million to Man Injured by Defective Table Saw
    Last month, a jury in Chicago federal court awarded $1.25 million to an Illinois man who was severely injured by a defective table saw.  The victim, Brandon Stollings, 30, lost his index finger and parts of two other fingers in 2007…
  • Oct 6

    Five Teenagers Tragically Killed in Orange County Crash

    Five Teenagers Tragically Killed in Orange County Crash
    BUENA PARK — A BMW crashed in Orange County early Saturday morning, killing five teenage passengers in a solo-vehicle collision on southbound Interstate 5 in Irvine.The accident was reported just after 2 a.m. south of Alton Parkway…
Rank this Week: 97

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Oct 21

    New Brunswick judge won’t face discipline over repeated delay

    New Brunswick judge won’t face discipline over repeated delay
    A New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench judge who took months, sometimes years, to render decisions will not be disciplined following a review by the Canadian Judicial Council.The council announced Tuesday the results of its review of a…
  • Oct 21

    Former tax lawyer Noël now chief justice of Federal Court of Appeal

    Former tax lawyer Noël now chief justice of Federal Court of Appeal
    Marc Noël, a former tax lawyer and judge of the Federal Court of Appeal, has been appointed chief justice of the appeal court.Noël replaces the Pierre Blais, who retired on June 23.Tax lawyer Steve Suarez of Borden Ladner Gervais…
  • Oct 21

    News Roundup - October 21, 2014

    News Roundup - October 21, 2014
    CanadaNative woman launches court challenge against federal government over being denied First Nation status, Toronto StarMilitary threatened legal sanctions against grieving parents of soldier who committed suicide, The National…
Rank this Week: 101

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Oct 21

    Another voice on classroom technology

    Another voice on classroom technology
    From Clay Shirky, a professor media studies at NYU. I especially appreciate the point that student distraction by technology is a biological inevitably; as he writes, "[h]umans are incapable of ignoring surprising new information in our…
  • Oct 21

    Subject matter jurisdiction crossword

    Subject matter jurisdiction crossword
    From Spencer Weber Waller (Loyola-Chicago): The Subject Matter Jurisdiction crossword puzzle. The answer to 12-Down is "thetutor" (Spencer's TA); the answer to 15-Down is "Locke" (that section's torts professor). New York…
  • Oct 20

    Tips for First-Year Law Professor

    Tips for First-Year Law Professor
    I want to offer some advice for the fortunate few who landed a tenure-track law teaching job recently and are now in their first year of teaching. Everyone has a different perspective, of course, and if I go astray, I hope others will respond…
Rank this Week: 104

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 100

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, October 21, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, October 21, 2014:Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison in Killing of Girlfriend Negative online reviews led to threats of legal action from targeted…
  • Oct 20

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, October 20, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, October 20, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, October 20, 2014:Magnotta trial hears testimony from Karla Homolka’s sister, who says convicted felon now living in QuebecMarriage equality legal in Alaska after…
  • Oct 17

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, October 17, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, October 17, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, October 17, 2014:Why lawyers will love the iPad Air 2105-year-old Belgian woman becomes oldest person to die by euthanasia  Minnesota man sentenced to 178 days in…
Rank this Week: 102

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Cruise Ship Law Blog

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

http://blog.lipcon.com/
  • Oct 20

    Magic Becomes Mayhem on Ebola Cruise

    Magic Becomes Mayhem on Ebola Cruise
    Just last week, we evaluated whether cruise passengers faced the risk of contracting Ebola while on a cruise ship. While it seemed that the risk wasn’t high, we wondered if the cruise lines had a protocol if this were to happen. Or…
  • Oct 15

    Protecting Yourself While On Board: One Cruise Ship Rape Lawyer’s Advice

    Protecting Yourself While On Board: One Cruise Ship Rape Lawyer’s Advice
    Just a few weeks ago, a former Holland America cruise ship worker confessed to brutally beating, raping, and attempting to throw a passenger overboard. Our firm reported on the disturbing cruise ship rape and attempted murder incident, which…
  • Oct 14

    Alleged Terrorists Arrested On Board Costa Magica Cruise Ship: Thoughts From Our Maritime Attorney

    Alleged Terrorists Arrested On Board Costa Magica Cruise Ship: Thoughts From Our Maritime Attorney
    Each maritime attorney at our firm can tell you that a wide range of crimes have occurred aboard cruise ships over the years, including sexual assault, battery, theft, and even homicide. Some crimes involve other passengers, while others…
Rank this Week: 99

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

Covers federal crimes and criminal defense. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 103

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

Covers vehicle accidents, clergy abuse, personal injury and wrongful death. By Bisnar & Chase.

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    California Man Fatally Injured In Dog Attack

    California Man Fatally Injured In Dog Attack
    Juan Fernandez, 59, was killed in a dog attack in Modesto after a pack of pit bulls attacked him and his elderly mother, Maria. According to a CBS news report, the dog attack occurred at his home on October 14, 2014. Deputies said when they…
  • Oct 16

    Bicyclist In Palmdale Fatally Injured In Accident

    Bicyclist In Palmdale Fatally Injured In Accident
    A woman was killed in a bicycle accident after she was struck by a vehicle the evening of October 11, 2014. According to a CBS Los Angeles, the accident occurred at the intersection of Longview and LePage Ranch Roads. California Highway…
  • Oct 6

    Riders Stranded After Disney California Adventure's Ferris Wheel Malfunction

    Riders Stranded After Disney California Adventure's Ferris Wheel Malfunction
    The Ferris wheel at Disney California Adventure Park malfunctioned the afternoon of October 2, 2014 stranding riders for nearly two hours. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the iconic rider, known as Mickey's Fun…
Rank this Week: 106

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

Covers food poisoning and foodborne illness outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Oct 19

    5 State Salmonella Outbreak Over

    5 State Salmonella Outbreak Over
    A total of six persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Braenderup were reported from five states since January 1, 2014. The number of ill persons identified in each state was as follows: Connecticut (1), Iowa (1), New Mexico…
  • Oct 19

    SalmonellaTests Prompt Cartilage Complex Recall

    SalmonellaTests Prompt Cartilage Complex Recall
    A single lot of Saba Shark Cartilage Complex is the subject of this public announcement and recall as a result of a sample from one bottle that tested positive for Salmonella. This product is packaged in black screw-top bottles with the brand…
  • Oct 18

    Lacteos Santa Martha with Listeria monocytogene

    Lacteos Santa Martha with Listeria monocytogene
    Oasis Brands, Inc. of Miami, FL is recalling select lots of various Lacteos Santa Martha products with Best by dates of 07/01/14 through 12/31/14, because the products has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an…
Rank this Week: 105

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/
  • Oct 21

    UVA Conference on Slavery at The University

    UVA Conference on Slavery at The University
    Last week I atteneded a really terrific conference on slavery at The University of Virginia. Much of the conference and many of the talks were centered around the African American community in Charlottesville today. There was a church service…
  • Oct 21

    New ALI Member

    New ALI Member
    Today the ALI announced the election of 50 new members. Among the new members are these academics: California Lucas Guttentag, Stanford — Professor, Stanford Law School Gillian L. Lester, Berkeley — Professor, University of California,…
  • Oct 21

    Interview with Melvin Ely on Israel on the Appomattox

    Interview with Melvin Ely on Israel on the Appomattox
    Siobhan Mukerji interviewed William and Mary history professor Melvin Ely recently about his magisterial book Israel on the Appomattox. The podcast, which is a really terrific discussion, is here. Israel on the Appomattox is about a community…
Rank this Week: 110

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

Covers legal developments for civil litigators in Minnesota. By Seth Leventhal.

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Oct 21

    Will Someone Explain Why the Minnesota State Court System Cannot Make Civil Filings Public?

    Will Someone Explain Why the Minnesota State Court System Cannot Make Civil Filings Public?
    Update (October 21, 2014): Today Minnesota Lawyer quoted Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Barry Anderson following up on a Minnesota Lawyer post that, in turn, followed up on my Minnesota Litigator post below (link here, behind…
  • Oct 21

    Thinking About Life After Litigation? Bill Dossett’s Nice Ride Should Give You Hope.

    Thinking About Life After Litigation? Bill Dossett’s Nice Ride Should Give You Hope.
    Bill Dossett is the Executive Director of NiceRide Minnesota. But he was not born that way. Bill’s professional evolution should inspire litigators and other lawyers, who, like Bill, have thought about whether there…
  • Oct 20

    The Next Big Wave…

    The Next Big Wave…
    Competitive industries are obsessed with “the next big wave” and civil litigation is no exception. We are all constantly searching for “edge,” the next big thing, the competitive advantage. The next big wave is…
Rank this Week: 109

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

Provides global food safety news & information. By Marler Clark LLP, PS.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Oct 20

    Settlement Reached in GRAS Lawsuit Against FDA

    Settlement Reached in GRAS Lawsuit Against FDA
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has agreed to finalize its rule for the process of determining food substances as “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS). The decision is part of a settlement agreement with the Center…
  • Oct 20

    What U.S. Can Learn From Other Countries About Meat, Poultry Inspection

    What U.S. Can Learn From Other Countries About Meat, Poultry Inspection
    As the new Modernization of Poultry Inspection rule went into effect Monday, the Pew Charitable Trusts and Center for Science in the Public Interest released their review of global meat and poultry inspection systems. They…
  • Oct 20

    CO Health Department Wants Marijuana Edibles Ban, But Forced to Drop It

    CO Health Department Wants Marijuana Edibles Ban, But Forced to Drop It
    The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) called Monday for a ban on marijuana edibles, including brownies, cookies, and most candies, but was quickly pulled back after public health officials said they did not realize…
Rank this Week: 108

Our News & Stories

Our News & Stories

Features Penn Law news.

http://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/news/
  • Aug 24

    Penn Law launches innovative program in Latin American & Latino Studie

    Penn Law launches innovative program in Latin American & Latino Studie
    In recognition of the mounting importance of Latin America as both a rapidly growing global legal market and the hub of much U.S. immigration debate, the University of Pennsylvania Law School has established the innovative Certificate of…
  • Aug 17

    Alumni spotlight: Noam Dworman L’87

    Alumni spotlight: Noam Dworman L’87
    The Comedy Cellar opened in 1980, long after venues such as the 1960s-era Improv set the tone. But the Comedy Cellar made comic hay just the same, earning sell-out after sell-out of its 115-seat room as well as a string of accolades including…
  • Aug 12

    Summer employment dispatch: Alicia Zhang L’16

    Summer employment dispatch: Alicia Zhang L’16
    This dispatch from Alicia Zhang L'16 is one in a series of firsthand accounts by Law School students about how their summer employment opportunities are preparing them for their legal careers. Zhang is from Austin, TX.
Rank this Week: 107

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

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/
Rank this Week: 112

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    PRB Recommends Repatriation for One Saudi Detainee, Continued Detention for Another

    PRB Recommends Repatriation for One Saudi Detainee, Continued Detention for Another
    Yesterday the Periodic Review Board recommended the repatriation of Muhammad Murdi Issa al-Zahrani, a Saudi detainee who has been held in Guantanamo for 12 years after being captured in Afghanistan in 2002. The Board’s short…
  • Oct 21

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    According to Reuters, the United Kingdom has authorized “spy planes and armed drones to fly surveillance missions over Syria.” London’s statement that it would send Reaper drones and Rivet Joint surveillance aircraft to the…
  • Oct 21

    Some Implications of President Obama’s Plans to Sidestep Congress on Iranian Sanction

    Some Implications of President Obama’s Plans to Sidestep Congress on Iranian Sanction
    David Sanger recently reported that the Executive branch thinks it can suspend “the vast majority” of congressional sanctions unilaterally if it reaches a deal with Iran to forestall that nation’s nuclear weapons…
Rank this Week: 115

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    In Re J.S. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 11, 2014)

    In Re J.S. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 11, 2014)
    I can summarize this opinion in three words:"And" means and.Under ICWA, an "Indian child" is "either (a) a member of an Indian tribe or (b) is eligible for membership in an Indian tribe and is the biological child of a member of an Indian…
  • Oct 20

    US v. Fowlkes (9th Cir. - Aug. 25, 2014)

    US v. Fowlkes (9th Cir. - Aug. 25, 2014)
    I'll merely recite the relevant facts of this case without (much) commentary.  With the caveat that they are a little gross, so the squeamish might want to skip to the next post:The defendant (Mark Fowlkes) is a big guy, and the DEA…
  • Oct 17

    Johnson v. Appellate Division (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 17, 2014)

    Johnson v. Appellate Division (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 17, 2014)
    The Court of Appeal confirms today that when CCP says that you have to have "three judges" on the panels that hears appeals, it really means "three".  Not two.  Three.  Even if two judges are enough to issue a judgment.You…
Rank this Week: 111

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
Rank this Week: 113

E. coli Blog

E. coli Blog

Covers E. coli outbreaks, recalls, legal cases and resources. By Marler Clark.

http://www.ecoliblog.com/
  • Oct 2

    Kentucky Issues Raw Milk Warning After Children Fall Ill

    Kentucky Issues Raw Milk Warning After Children Fall Ill
    The Kentucky Department for Public Health is warning consumers about the dangers of consuming unpasteurized milk as well as other products that could lead to disease-producing E. coli infection, following... Continue Reading
  • Sep 25

    Is Raw Milk Link in Kentucky E. coli Outbreak?

    Is Raw Milk Link in Kentucky E. coli Outbreak?
    Five Kentucky children were being treated at Kosair Children’s Hospital on Friday for a potentially life-threatening syndrome usually caused by E. coli O157:H7 infection, and the state health department has... Continue Reading
  • Sep 16

    Kentucky Hit with E. coli caused hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)

    Kentucky Hit with E. coli caused hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)
    As of Tuesday, four Kentucky children remain hospitalized after suffering E. coli O157:H7 infections. The cluster of cases is being investigated by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department based in... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 114

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Oct 21

    Proving Non-Obviousness with Ex-Post Experimental Evidence?

    Proving Non-Obviousness with Ex-Post Experimental Evidence?
    by Dennis Crouch The Federal Circuit has rejected BMS’s petition for en banc rehearing in its chemical compound obviousness case. However, four additional opinions either concurring or dissenting show that the court does not…
  • Oct 20

    The Vast Middle Ground of Hybrid Functional Claim Element

    The Vast Middle Ground of Hybrid Functional Claim Element
    by Dennis Crouch In Robert Bosch v. Snap-On (Fed. Cir. 2014), the Federal Circuit has held that two different claim elements “lack sufficiently definite structure” that must be interpreted under 35 U.S.C.…
  • Oct 20

    The Vast Middle Ground of Hybrid Functional Claim Element

    The Vast Middle Ground of Hybrid Functional Claim Element
    by Dennis Crouch In Robert Bosch v. Snap-On (Fed. Cir. 2014), the Federal Circuit has held that two different claim elements “lack sufficiently definite structure” that must be interpreted under 35 U.S.C.…
Rank this Week: 117

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Provides updates and commentary on current employment law headlines and topics. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Cop caught sleeping on the job awarded $1M in ADA lawsuit — what could this employer have done differently?

    Cop caught sleeping on the job awarded $1M in ADA lawsuit — what could this employer have done differently?
    A federal jury awarded nearly $1 million to a former police officer, allegedly fired after sleeping on duty. According to the McPherson Sentinel,  alleged the city violated his civil rights, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the…
  • Oct 20

    What if…? Internet use as a disability

    What if…? Internet use as a disability
    Last year I reported on the possibility that Internet use could become an ADA-protected disability. Now, we have one of the first documented cases of this phenomenon. From CNN: A man who checked in to the Navy’s Substance Abuse and…
  • Oct 17

    WIRTW #341 (the “impeachment by blog” edition)

    WIRTW #341 (the “impeachment by blog” edition)
    I’ve been blogging for more than seven years, and I’ve never had opposing counsel try to impeach one of my clients with something I’ve written on this site. Overlawyered brings us a story from Abnormal Use of an…
Rank this Week: 116

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    BLINK 182

    BLINK 182
    Ben Bradlee, the charming yet gruff editor of theWashington Post, who found his paper alone reporting arguably the biggest domestic story in US politics, died today at 93. Bradlee's support of his reporters was legendary. He turned the…
  • Oct 19

    NFL WEEK 7 2014

    NFL WEEK 7 2014
    With the resurgent Cowboys beating the struggling Seahawks, our survivor pool was considerably thinned, with the loses including both members of the judiciary: Jon Colby (retired) and Miguel De la O (quite active). Of more pressing…
  • Oct 17

    A CALL TO ARMS

    A CALL TO ARMS
    We normally don't do two blog posts in a day. But this email from FACDL chieftains was forwarded to us, and we took the initiative of posting it.*On Tuesday, October 21, the Board of County Commissioners will hear and decide on the attached…
Rank this Week: 123

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Oct 21

    Climate Talks this Week in Bonn, Germany

    Climate Talks this Week in Bonn, Germany
    The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) is holding meetings this week from 20-25 October 2014 in Bonn, Germany. Below is a guest blog post from Ian Leslie,...
  • Oct 21

    The U.S. Supreme Court Has Gone to the Dog

    The U.S. Supreme Court Has Gone to the Dog
    Arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court are not televised, but audio recordings are made available on the Supreme Court's websites. Some news stations in the United States will play excerpts of those recordings with courtroom sketches done by…
  • Oct 17

    Columbia Farmers Sue BP in UK Court for Environmental Damage

    Columbia Farmers Sue BP in UK Court for Environmental Damage
    Earlier this week, a group of farmers from Columbia filed suit in the United Kingdom against Equion Energia (a UK company formerly known as BP Exploration Columbia) alleging that BP's negligence in building the Ocensa oil pipeline in the…
Rank this Week: 121

Total Injury Blog

Total Injury Blog

Covers car accident cases, and personal injury cases in the news. By Kevin W. Chern.

http://www.totalinjury.com/blog
  • Oct 21

    Joan Rivers Autopsy: Therapeutic Complication

    Joan Rivers Autopsy: Therapeutic Complication
    The Joan Rivers autopsy shows that she died as a result of low blood oxygen during a medical procedure, as per the New York City medical examiner. “The manner of death is therapeutic complication,” the medical examiner stated,…
  • Sep 17

    More Suspicious Details in Joan Rivers’ Death

    More Suspicious Details in Joan Rivers’ Death
    More details have emerged regarding comedian Joan Rivers’ suspicious death. On August 29, Rivers underwent a scheduled endoscopy at Manhattan’s Yorkville Endoscopy clinic. Gastroenterologist Dr. Lawrence Cohen had ordered the…
  • Aug 19

    Settlement In Moore-Bertuzzi Case

    Settlement In Moore-Bertuzzi Case
    Former Colorado Avalanche, Steve Moore, has settled his lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks regarding a career-ending hit to the head; both sides agreed to a confidential out-of-court settlement on August 19th.…
Rank this Week: 124

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Oct 18

    In Which Math is Still Hard

    In Which Math is Still Hard
    I’ve written here several times, under the category “math is hard,” about Americans’ innumeracy with regard to risk and danger. I have a theory: Americans overestimate the danger (risk times harm) of things that they…
  • Oct 18

    In Which We Are Being Lied To

    In Which We Are Being Lied To
    [via The White House.] I’ll take the last point—which may be literally true—first: “Ebola is not spread through casual contact with someone who has no symptoms of the disease.” Per the CDC, “Initial signs…
  • Oct 16

    In Which My Good Deed is Punished

    In Which My Good Deed is Punished
    On April 5th TSU law student Amir Tavakkoli sent me this message via my website: Your name: Amir Tavakkoli Your E-mail Address: [redacted] Your Phone Number: [redacted] The defendant’s Name: Amir Tavakkoli The defendant’s date of…
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43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 8

    Future of Music conference announcement w/scholarship

    Future of Music conference announcement w/scholarship
    The Future of Music Coalition's 14th annual Policy Summit ( http://futureofmusic.org/summit ) is October 27-28 in Washington, DC. It is offering scholarships for students and musicians starting at $25 for both days. From FOMC: Future of…
  • Oct 8

    How to analyze fame on the pleading

    How to analyze fame on the pleading
    Leapers, Inc. v. SMTS, LCC,  2014 WL 4964376, No. 14–CV–12290 (E.D. Mich. Oct. 3, 2014)Leapers alleged trade dress rights “in the distinctive scalloping design applied to the adjustment knobs and bells of its rifle…
  • Oct 7

    The language of consumer review

    The language of consumer review
    Via Eric Goldman's roundup, the best thing I've seen all day:In a recent study we used computational linguistics to examine a million reviews on the web and found that when people write a 1-star review, they use the language of trauma:…
Rank this Week: 118

Biker and Motorcycle Lawyer Blog /…

Biker and Motorcycle Lawyer Blog / Blawg

Covers biker and motorcycle legal issues, safety tips, motorcycle ride reports and personal injury information. By Norman Gregory Fernandez.

http://bikerlawblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    My Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Yellowstone Picture Movie

    My Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Yellowstone Picture Movie
    On July 31 – August 13th, 2014 I traveled to the 74th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and to Yellowstone for the 3rd consecutive year. The below movie is a slideshow movie of the pictures I took at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally…
  • Jul 11

    How to get to your fuse panel on your Harley Davidson Electra glide motorcycle

    How to get to your fuse panel on your Harley Davidson Electra glide motorcycle
    I have created a series of videos to help people wrench on their Harley Davidson motorcycles. The below video discusses not only how to get to the fuse panel on your Harley Davidson Electra glide motorcycle, it also teaches you how to remove…
  • Jul 4

    Happy Independence Day, 2014

    Happy Independence Day, 2014
    I would like to wish you on behalf of myself and the Biker Law Blog a happy Independence Day for the year 2014. On this day in the year 1776, a group of liberal radicals declared their independence from the English Empire, which was a…
Rank this Week: 119

Law Offices of Scott David Stewart…

Law Offices of Scott David Stewart Blog

Covers divorce and family law.

http://www.arizonalawgroup.com/Legal-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 7

    How Child Support Is Determined in Arizona

    How Child Support Is Determined in Arizona
    Child support is usually paid by the noncustodial parent. If parents share custody after divorce, the court usually chooses the parent with the larger income to pay child support. Child support agreements differ from case to case and depend…
  • Jun 30

    Do I Have to Take the Field Sobriety Tests?

    Do I Have to Take the Field Sobriety Tests?
    Standardized field sobriety tests or "SFSTs" are used by law enforcement to ascertain whether a driver is intoxicated. All law enforcement agencies throughout the nation have to abide by the same standard of field sobriety testing set by the…
  • Feb 11

    An Overview of Arizona's DUI Law

    An Overview of Arizona's DUI Law
    In the state of Arizona, there are three major drunk driving statutes: Title 28-1381 – Driving Under the Influence Title 28-1382 – Extreme / Super Extreme DUI Title 28-1383 – Aggravated Driving Under the Influence Title…
Rank this Week: 122

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: 127

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

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

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Correction: Three Vehicle Injury Crash on Interstate 84 near Eagle Road

    Correction: Three Vehicle Injury Crash on Interstate 84 near Eagle Road
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Oct 20

    Three Vehicle Injury Crash on Interstate 84 near Eagle Road

    Three Vehicle Injury Crash on Interstate 84 near Eagle Road
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Oct 20

    ISP investigates a commercial vehicle crash near Victor.

    ISP investigates a commercial vehicle crash near Victor.
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 6 1540 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828…
Rank this Week: 126

Law and Other Things

Law and Other Things

Covers Indian law, courts and the Constitution.

http://lawandotherthings.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    Nehru's Letters to his Chief Minister

    Nehru's Letters to his Chief Minister
    During his term as Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru wrote a remarkable set of letters every fortnight to India's Chief Ministers. In an anthology, published by Penguin and edited by me, the letters are now finally available for wide…
  • Oct 15

    The Taming of the Tribunal

    The Taming of the Tribunal
    In a recent op-ed in the Financial Express, I reflect on the recent Supreme Court invalidation of the National Tax Tribunal (NTT). While some see this as payback by the judiciary against the government for unleashing the JAC bills on them, I…
  • Oct 14

    India's Judicial Architecture

    India's Judicial Architecture
    I recently posted on SSRN this piece on India's judicial architecture. A revised version of it will be published in the upcoming Oxford Handbook on the Indian Constitution, which will contain an impressive range of chapters on the Indian…
Rank this Week: 128

AZ Bankruptcy Blog

AZ Bankruptcy Blog

Focused on Chapter 7 bankruptcy. By Joseph C. McDaniel.

http://www.arizonabankruptcyblog.info/
  • Nov 29

    Important Bankruptcy Recap: Don't Bank where you owe Money!

    Important Bankruptcy Recap: Don't Bank where you owe Money!
    We tell clients this repeatedly. Why mention this? It's simple: If a creditor (like a bank, for instance) has direct access to your bank account (as banks often do), then you can consider your checking balance dumped into the rancor pit as…
  • Nov 18

    Jefferson County sets records in Chapter 9 Bankruptcy

    Jefferson County sets records in Chapter 9 Bankruptcy
    Jefferson County is suffering, a roughly four billion dollar debt they cannot pay is forcing them to take the road many other cities are already debating: Chapter 9 Bankruptcy.
  • Nov 8

    Occupation of Phoenix not going so smoothly

    Occupation of Phoenix not going so smoothly
    Wandering around downtown I came across the fabled Occupy Phoenix movement. It's not going as awkwardly as elsewhere, but it's clearly having issues of its own as a group.
Rank this Week: 125

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/
  • Oct 21

    White House Announces 2014 Tribal Nations Conference

    White House Announces 2014 Tribal Nations Conference
    The White House press release: THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 20, 2014 President Obama Announces 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, December 3,…
  • Oct 21

    Tenth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of State Law Employment Claims against Ute Tribe

    Tenth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of State Law Employment Claims against Ute Tribe
    Here is the opinion in Becker v. Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah Reservation. Briefs are here. Lower court materials here.
  • Oct 21

    Feedback Request, National Experts List

    Feedback Request, National Experts List
    At a tribal court/state court collaboration meeting, some state court judges raised the idea of creating a national experts list that state court judges and staff can access when Tribal Law and Federal Indian Law questions arise. I…
Rank this Week: 132

Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

Covers various topics that arise in the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation. By James M. Beck and Mark Herrmann.

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Georgia Court Takes a Holistic Approach to Pleading

    Georgia Court Takes a Holistic Approach to Pleading
                Holism is a concept modernly used most commonly in medicine –treating both the body and the mind.  We don’t see it too often in legal parlance as it’s…
  • Oct 21

    ACI’s Drug & Medical Device Litigation Conference – Shameless Plug

    ACI’s Drug & Medical Device Litigation Conference – Shameless Plug
    In a first for the DDLaw Blog, we’re an official "Media Partner" for the American Conference Institute’s 19th Annual Drug & Medical Device Litigation Conference, to be held December 8-10, in New York City.That means…
  • Oct 17

    Louisiana Liability For A Sales Representative's Sizing Error

    Louisiana Liability For A Sales Representative's Sizing Error
                Those of us whose childhood had low tech play options and at least a touch of OCD recall playing with dominoes.  Not whatever the game is where the number of dots on a…
Rank this Week: 135

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Poll: Harris DA's race in a 'dead heat'

    Poll: Harris DA's race in a 'dead heat'
    A new poll from KHOU-TV in Houston shows the Harris County DA's race is a "dead heat" between incumbent and Rick Perry-appointee Devon Anderson and Democratic challenger Kim Ogg, with an enormous swath of the electorate undecided (46%).That…
  • Oct 20

    Backlash brewing against video-only jail visitation

    Backlash brewing against video-only jail visitation
    In Austin, activists are pushing for the Sheriff to allow face-to-face visitation for county jail inmates, a practice ended as part of a new contract with Dallas-based Securus Technologies which provides for video-based visitation only. (See…
  • Oct 20

    Are MEs fudging cause of death for Texas prisoners?

    Are MEs fudging cause of death for Texas prisoners?
    If one person per day is dying in custody of state and local law enforcement in Texas, the next obvious question is, "What do those cases look like?"Nicole Brambila at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal over the weekend (Oct. 18) offered up a…
Rank this Week: 131

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Oct 21

    The Predatory "Sweet Spot" - Bahamian Tourism Police Arrest U.S. Cruise Tourist for Pot Possession

    The Predatory "Sweet Spot" - Bahamian Tourism Police Arrest U.S. Cruise Tourist for Pot Possession
    Bahamas Weekly reports that last weekend the police in Nassau, Bahamas arrested a U.S. citizen for possession of marijuana. The report says that the American man was a 33 year old man from Jacksonville, Florida. The Florida man was arrested…
  • Oct 19

    Carnival Magic Returns to Galveston - "#EbolaCruise" Scare Over?

    Carnival Magic Returns to Galveston - "#EbolaCruise" Scare Over?
    This morning the Carnival Magic returned to the U.S. as the sun arose over the sleepy little town of Galveston.   The Texas Presbyterian Hospital worker who handled Ebola-infected Thomas Duncan samples disembarked the ship after…
  • Oct 18

    Ebola on the High Seas: Will the New Cruise Health Questionnaire Work?

    Ebola on the High Seas: Will the New Cruise Health Questionnaire Work?
    The cruise industry finally instituted Ebola-specific protocols after the highly publicized incident yesterday when a healthcare worker from Dallas was discovered to be on a Carnival cruise to the Caribbean.  TravelPulse published an…
Rank this Week: 137

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Features developments in labor and employment law. By Daniel A. Schwartz.

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    Not Every Action By Employers Can Be the Basis of a Lawsuit

    Not Every Action By Employers Can Be the Basis of a Lawsuit
    My colleague, Jarad Lucan, returns today with a primer on what it takes to establish a “prima facie” case of discrimination — the bare minimum to get the case to be considered by a court.  Today, we focus on the third…
  • Oct 17

    No Right to Jury for Discrimination Claims Against State, Court Say

    No Right to Jury for Discrimination Claims Against State, Court Say
    My colleague, Chris Engler, joins us again with a post today about whether or not a jury trial is required for certain employment law claims.  I’ll have a full recap of my presentations on data privacy in an upcoming post soon.…
  • Oct 13

    Four Things To Do Now BEFORE An Employee Data Breach

    Four Things To Do Now BEFORE An Employee Data Breach
    With the headlines coming out seemingly daily about data breaches at companies, there’s a tendency to feel a bit overwhelmed with the problem. And while a data breach regarding your employees is something that may not be as imminent as…
Rank this Week: 138

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

Covers topics related to civil litigation. By Maxwell S. Kennerly.

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Oct 20

    When Writing, An Ounce Of Empathy Is Worth A Pound Of Grammar

    When Writing, An Ounce Of Empathy Is Worth A Pound Of Grammar
    A lawyer has two jobs. First, the lawyer thinks about how the law might work, good or bad, in their client’s situation, and then tells their client. Second, the lawyer brings others around to ideas about the law that are good for their…
  • Oct 2

    Walmart’s Answer To Tracy Morgan’s Lawsuit Is Worse Than You Think

    Walmart’s Answer To Tracy Morgan’s Lawsuit Is Worse Than You Think
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is Walmart’s Answer To Tracy Morgan’s Lawsuit Is Worse Than You Think at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.Back in June, I wrote a short post on the fatal accident involving a…
  • Sep 8

    To Practice Law Is To Be Afraid

    To Practice Law Is To Be Afraid
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is To Practice Law Is To Be Afraid at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.When it comes to lawyer “war stories,” I agree with Philip Thomas: “The only stories about a lawyer…
Rank this Week: 130

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Oct 16

    New UCL primary jurisdiction opinion: Guerrero v. Pacific Gas & Elec. Co.

    New UCL primary jurisdiction opinion: Guerrero v. Pacific Gas & Elec. Co.
    In Guerrero v. Pacific Gas & Electric Co., ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Oct. 10, 2014), the Court of Appeal (First Appellate District, Division Three) affirmed the trial court's ruling that allowing the plaintiff's UCL claim against PG&E to…
  • Aug 14

    New class certification opinion: Cochran v. Schwan's Home Service, Inc.

    New class certification opinion: Cochran v. Schwan's Home Service, Inc.
    In Cochran v. Schwan's Home Service, Inc., ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Aug. 12, 2014), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Two) reversed an order denying class certification of a claim for violation of Labor Code section 2802,…
  • Aug 5

    Recent Ninth Circuit class certification opinion: Stockwell v. City and County of San Francisco

    Recent Ninth Circuit class certification opinion: Stockwell v. City and County of San Francisco
    In Stockwell v. City and County of San Francisco, 749 F.3d 1107 (9th Cir. Apr. 24, 2014), the district court denied class certification of plaintiffs' age discrimination claim under FEHA, holding that the plaintiffs had not established the…
Rank this Week: 139