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PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Sep 16

    Bike Lanes Speed Up Traffic?

    Bike Lanes Speed Up Traffic?
    At least in New York (the full story has some nice graphics): Since 2007, New York City has added 31 miles of protected bike lanes — that is, lanes protected by a physical barrier, such as a row of parked...
  • Sep 16

    Outka on Intrastate Preemption in the Shifting Energy Sector

    Outka on Intrastate Preemption in the Shifting Energy Sector
    Uma Outka (Kansas) has posted Intrastate Preemption in the Shifting Energy Sector (Colorado Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The U.S. energy sector is in a state of transition, at once moving toward cleaner energy resources, but also…
  • Sep 15

    Phelps on Preservation Easements and Historic Religious Architecture

    Phelps on Preservation Easements and Historic Religious Architecture
    Jess Phelps (USDA) has posted 'Scarcely a Vestige of Antiquity Remains': Evaluating the Role of Preservation Easements in Protecting Historic Religious Architecture (Environmental Law Reporter) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Preservation of…
Rank this Week: 91

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 16

    Practical Law Teaching in an Age of Specialization

    Practical Law Teaching in an Age of Specialization
    It seems curious today, but Christopher Columbus Langdell viewed his method of teaching law as intensely practical. He had, after all, practiced for what today seems a long time, fifteen years, and while he did not for an instant believe...
  • Sep 16

    The Scalp Tree

    The Scalp Tree
    One of the last pieces of the puzzle that I'm working on for University, Court, and Slave -- I hope, actually, the very last piece -- is adding something on the literary magazines published by students at southern universities, largely...
  • Sep 15

    Lawyers and Slavery -- Part Three

    Lawyers and Slavery -- Part Three
    One of the greatest trial lawyers of the Nineteenth Century was Daniel W. Voorhees, who first rose to prominence when he defended one of John Brown’s raiders. Although he was from Indiana, Voorhees was an ardently pro-slavery Democrat, and…
Rank this Week: 92

Texas Injury Law Blog

Texas Injury Law Blog

Covers the rights of individuals injured in accidents. By the Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txinjuryblog.com/
  • Sep 10

    Boston Scientific Ordered to Pay $73 Million Over Defective Vaginal Mesh Device

    Boston Scientific Ordered to Pay $73 Million Over Defective Vaginal Mesh Device
    After a two week trial in state court in Dallas, Texas, the 12 person jury has reached a verdict Salazar v. Boston Scientific. The verdict comes after a mesh lawsuit was filed by Plaintiff, Martha Salazar, who was implanted with the Obtryx…
  • Aug 26

    Drunk Driver Causes Wrong-Way Crash Seriously Injuring Two

    Drunk Driver Causes Wrong-Way Crash Seriously Injuring Two
    On Sunday, August 24 at 4:30 a.m., a driver traveling on Highway 66 in Rowlett was going the wrong way when he crashed into another vehicle. The drunk driver injured himself and two others, resulting in hospitalization at Baylor Regional…
  • Aug 20

    Transvaginal Mesh Trials Continue Throughout August

    Transvaginal Mesh Trials Continue Throughout August
    Boston Scientific, one of several manufacturers of transvaginal mesh devices, has resumed trials in Massachusetts last week as it seeks to defend itself against plaintiffs who allege injury as a result of using the company's transvaginal…
Rank this Week: 93

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 15

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Naseem Faqihi, Note, Choosing Which Rule to Break First: An In-House Attorney Whistleblower's Choices after Discovering a Possible Federal…
  • Sep 12

    IOSCO Updates Survey on Commodity Derivatives Markets Supervisory Principle

    IOSCO Updates Survey on Commodity Derivatives Markets Supervisory Principle
    The press release is available here, and the Update is available here.
  • Sep 12

    NASAA Working Group Formed to Develop Improved Fee Disclosure

    NASAA Working Group Formed to Develop Improved Fee Disclosure
    The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has announced the creation of a working group to focus on improved broker-dealer fee disclosure. The press release is available here.
Rank this Week: 94

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
Rank this Week: 95

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

Covers bankruptcy, chapter 7, chapter 13, credit reports, foreclosures, and asset protection.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Jul 4

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?
    I practice in the Washington, DC area. Lots of my clients work for federal agencies and contractors who require security clearances as a condition of their employment. The first question they ask when them come to see me is whether a…
  • Jun 18

    Another Appeals Court Approves 2nd Mortgage Stripping in Chapter 20 Case

    Another Appeals Court Approves 2nd Mortgage Stripping in Chapter 20 Case
    The U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, ruled that in a chapter 13 case filed within four years of a previous chapter 7 case (a so-called “chapter 20″), the chapter 13 plan could strip a completely unsecured junior…
  • Jun 8

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”
    Good bankruptcy attorneys spend a lot of time talking with their clients. They give them an awful lot of information. Sometimes clients forget. One of the things clients sometimes forget is the requirement in the Bankruptcy Code…
Rank this Week: 96

Freedom To Differ

Freedom To Differ

Speaks freely about legal and policy issues facing the media and the internet. By Peter Black.

http://www.freedomtodiffer.com/freedom_to_differ/
  • Feb 25

    Best Australian law schools according to the QS World University Ranking

    Best Australian law schools according to the QS World University Ranking
    The QS World University Rankings 2014 for Law have been released. The QS World University Rankings is one of the few international rankings that also provide subject rankings, including for law. While these rankings are always somewhat…
  • Oct 1

    Daily Twitter Link

    Daily Twitter Link
  • Aug 3

    Blogging the election

    Blogging the election
    This afternoon the Kevin Rudd will visit the Governor-General and request a dissolution and an election on 7 September. A proclamation will then have to be issued dissolving the House of Representatives. The writ initiating the 150 House…
Rank this Week: 97

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    Let CI Be Your Guide

    Let CI Be Your Guide
    Someone asked me recently why I think more and more law firms are creating CI roles or increasing their CI capacity, encouraging their BD and Library staff to work more closely so forth. I didn't really have a good answer on the spot, "cause…
  • Jul 29

    The CIO Brain And Music… Not As Strange As It Sound

    The CIO Brain And Music… Not As Strange As It Sound
    For those of you that attend the ILTA conferences, you may be aware of the (in)famous band called Legal Bytes. Legal Bytes is the world's only band made up entirely of current and former Chief Information Officers from law firms. At this…
  • Jul 21

    Whither Change?

    Whither Change?
    Image [cc] Moyan Brenn Three posts recently caught my eye. One was on the imminent demise of BigLaw. The other was on how small firms are about to have their day. In the third one Thomas Sager, the GC for Dupont takes GCs to task for not…
Rank this Week: 98

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
Rank this Week: 99

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Sep 16

    Texas Supreme Court Limits Reach of Pre-suit Discovery (Guest Blog Post)

    Texas Supreme Court Limits Reach of Pre-suit Discovery (Guest Blog Post)
    [Eric's introduction: this guest blog post comes from Ed Cavazos of Bracewell & Giuliani in Austin, Texas, who I've known for 20 years. Ed was part of the first wave of lawyers and scholars focusing on Internet law, and he...
  • Sep 15

    California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews (Forbes Cross-Post)

    California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews (Forbes Cross-Post)
    Increasingly, businesses are looking for ways to suppress or erase consumers’ negative online reviews of them. In particular, we’ve recently seen a proliferation of contract clauses purporting to stop consumers from reviewing…
  • Sep 10

    Ninth Circuit Says Yelp Doesn’t Extort Businesses–Levitt v. Yelp (Forbes Cross-Post)

    Ninth Circuit Says Yelp Doesn’t Extort Businesses–Levitt v. Yelp (Forbes Cross-Post)
    For years, Yelp has been dogged by allegations that it manipulates user reviews to coerce businesses to advertise with it. While businesses aren’t likely to stop grumbling about these concerns any time soon, a federal appellate court…
Rank this Week: 100

DNT - O Direito e as novas…

DNT - O Direito e as novas tecnologias

Covers Brazilian IT law. In Portuguese. By Alexandre Atheniense.

http://www.dnt.adv.br
  • Sep 12

    Quer trabalhar conosco na área de Direito Digital ?

    Quer trabalhar conosco na área de Direito Digital ?
    Se você se identifica com a nossa área de atuação e tem interesse de trabalhar conosco, conheça nossa oferta de emprego para advogado júnior. Clique na imagem abaixo  
  • Oct 21

    Relatório Justiça em Números deve ser referência para o PJe

    Relatório Justiça em Números deve ser referência para o PJe
    Há nove anos, os presidentes dos tribunais superiores entregaram ao então ministro da Justiça Márcio Thomaz Bastos uma proposta de modernização do Judiciário, sugerindo uma série de…
  • Sep 26

    Yankees go home

    Yankees go home
     Artigo publicado no Editorial do Jornal valor Econômico em 26/09/2013   Yankees go home Por Heloisa Magalhães O “pito” de Dilma Rousseff nos americanos e a reação ao poder da…
Rank this Week: 101

Collection Development Blog

Collection Development Blog

Covers legal news and resources. By the Servies Collection Development Department of the Hong Kong University Library.

http://obelix.lib.hku.hk/cdblog
  • Sep 7

    Temporary Suspension of China INFOBANK and Soshoo Online Database Service

    Temporary Suspension of China INFOBANK and Soshoo Online Database Service
    China INFOBANK (中國資訊行) and Soshoo Online Database Service may be temporarily suspended owing to emergency problems of the network system in the Beijing Data centre. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.…
  • Sep 2

    Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

    Latest Resources from Migration Information Source
    Spotlight Vietnamese Immigrants in the United States The once-tiny population of Vietnamese immigrants in the United States has grown to become the country’s sixth largest foreign-born group in the span of several decades, with the…
  • Aug 27

    Read Brill’s most downloaded journal articles in Middle East & Islamic Studie

    Read Brill’s most downloaded journal articles in Middle East & Islamic Studie
    Read Brill’s most downloaded articles from Q2 2014 in the subject area of Middle East & Islamic Studies These articles are freely available until 31 October 2014! Discourses of the 2011 Arab Revolutions Author: Ken Seigneurie…
Rank this Week: 102

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 103

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 104

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

Covers the RIAA's lawsuits of against ordinary working people.

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 105

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Sep 14

    Boston College Law is hiring

    Boston College Law is hiring
    Boston College is looking to hire this year. Here's the announcement: BOSTON COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL seeks a full-time faculty member interested in establishing and teaching in a transactional clinic that emphasizes entrepreneurship, technology,…
  • Sep 12

    4 Names to Replace Berger

    4 Names to Replace Berger
    According to the Delaware Law Weekly, Delaware's Judicial Nominating Committee has sent four names to the governor's office to consider as replacements for the now retired Justice Carolyn Berger: The candidates are said to be Superior Court…
  • Sep 12

    Evidence Based Corporate Law

    Evidence Based Corporate Law
    Vice Chancellor Laster has posted a 3 page comment titled Evidence Based Corporate Law on SSRN (also appearing in the Del J Corp Law). Here's the abstract: Abstract: John Maynard Keynes is said to have observed, "When the facts…
Rank this Week: 106

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Sep 12

    Off Duty LAPD Officer Killed In Torrance Motorcycle Accident

    Off Duty LAPD Officer Killed In Torrance Motorcycle Accident
    Erick Alcaraz, a 24-year-old LAPD officer was killed in a motorcycle accident in Torrance when he was off-duty. According to a KTLA news report, the fatal motorcycle crash occurred the evening of September 6 2014 at South Western Avenue and…
  • Sep 6

    Pedestrian Killed In Lakewood Hit-and-Run Crash

    Pedestrian Killed In Lakewood Hit-and-Run Crash
    Authorities in Lakewood are looking for a hit-and-run driver who they say struck and fatally injured 67-year-old Teresa Hernandez as she was walking to a hospital. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the fatal accident occurred the…
  • Sep 5

    Bicyclist Killed In Huntington Beach DUI Collision

    Bicyclist Killed In Huntington Beach DUI Collision
    Michael Bastien, 55, was killed in a Huntington Beach bicycle accident, which officials say, was caused by a suspected drunk driver. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the fatal incident occurred at the intersection of…
Rank this Week: 107

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Even Redacted NR’s Show Problems at Foster Farm’s Chicken Factorie

    Even Redacted NR’s Show Problems at Foster Farm’s Chicken Factorie
    Washington Post’s Kimberly Kindy reported last week that a New York-based consumer advocacy group posted more than 300 pages of USDA reports on their Web site Thursday that show widespread... Continue Reading
  • Sep 13

    A Busy Week for E. coli O157:H7 is a Tragic Week for Children

    A Busy Week for E. coli O157:H7 is a Tragic Week for Children
    It has been a very hard week in the Pacific Northwest as we have heard about two youngsters killed by E. coli O157:H7 and at least two others severely sickened... Continue Reading
  • Sep 13

    PCA Salmonella Trial – It is now in the hands of the jury

    PCA Salmonella Trial – It is now in the hands of the jury
    In 2009 the Peanut Corporation of America peanut plant was found to be the source of a Salmonella outbreak blamed for the deaths of nine Americans and the sicknesses of... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 108

idealawg

idealawg

Law practice information and ideas. From Stephanie West Allen of Allen & Nichols Production.

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 109

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports, and other matters of general interest to the Houston business, professional, and academic communities. Published by Houston attorney Tom Kirkendall.

http://blog.kir.com/
Rank this Week: 110

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Sep 16

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para quarta-feira (17)

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para quarta-feira (17)
    Revista Justiça No quadro “Direito Constitucional”, o assunto é repartição de competências legislativas. A entrevista é com o pós-doutor em Direito e professor universitário…
  • Sep 16

    Rejeitado pedido contra decisão do TJ-RS que invalidou lei sobre fundação municipal

    Rejeitado pedido contra decisão do TJ-RS que invalidou lei sobre fundação municipal
    A ministra Rosa Weber, do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), negou seguimento (julgou inviável) à Reclamação (RCL) 17111, na qual o Município de Porto Alegre alegava que o Tribunal de Justiça do Rio…
  • Sep 16

    Liminar afasta prisão de acusado de furtar bebedouro da UFRN em 2004

    Liminar afasta prisão de acusado de furtar bebedouro da UFRN em 2004
    O ministro Teori Zavascki, do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), deferiu pedido de liminar no Habeas Corpus (HC) 123863 a fim de suspender os efeitos do decreto de prisão preventiva expedido contra acusado de furtar um bebedouro de…
Rank this Week: 111

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

Covers law practice management, marketing, technology and legal careers.

http://lawyerist.com
  • Sep 4

    Offer Unbundled Legal Services to Compete in Today’s Legal Market

    Offer Unbundled Legal Services to Compete in Today’s Legal Market
    While the unbundling trend may be starting out with larger firms for startups and entrepreneurs, it will make its way to down to smaller sized firms and encompass many more areas of law. All lawyers can benefit from learning techniques for…
  • Sep 3

    How to Ask Another Attorney for Help

    How to Ask Another Attorney for Help
    Whether you are calling another member of your firm, or another attorney that you know, be respectful of the other attorney's time and advice.
  • Sep 2

    Using Social Media During Jury Trial

    Using Social Media During Jury Trial
    How can lawyers use social media during jury selection without crossing ethical lines? How can jurors use social media during trial?
Rank this Week: 112

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Sep 16

    Hedge funds: Lousy returns and dumped by CalPERS. What does that say about shareholder activism?

    Hedge funds: Lousy returns and dumped by CalPERS. What does that say about shareholder activism?
    The NYT reports that: The California Public Employees’ Retirement System, the nation’s largest pension fund, will eliminate all of its hedge fund investments over the next year on concerns that... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Sep 15

    "Robert Griffin III and the Sunk Cost Fallacy"

    "Robert Griffin III and the Sunk Cost Fallacy"
    Neil Irwin: ... economic theory says we should make decisions based only on the costs and benefits that a course of action has in the future, not on “sunk costs,” which we’ll never get back. When you... [[ This is a content…
  • Sep 15

    NFL Mess Tweet of the Day

    NFL Mess Tweet of the Day
    Backing for Condoleezza Rice to take over scandal hit NFL http://t.co/YBBElkUGvL Time for @nflcommish to step down and let Condi run it — Stephen Bainbridge (@ProfBainbridge) September 15, 2014 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 113

CAAFlog

CAAFlog

Covers military justice appellate practice.

http://caaflog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 27

    You can’t prosecute a machine

    You can’t prosecute a machine
    o it’s not a military justice story… yet. Over at Opinio Juris they’re talking about the brand new DoD Directive 3000.09 dated November 21, 2012: Autonomy in Weapon Systems. 4. POLICY. It is DoD policy that:
  • Nov 27

    CAAF issues order to AFCCA in Carter

    CAAF issues order to AFCCA in Carter
    CAAF today issued this order to AFCCA arising from the second petition for extraordinary relief in Carter v.
  • Nov 27

    Top Ten Military Justice Stories Time Again

    Top Ten Military Justice Stories Time Again
    Going to try something novel this year.  I am taking noinations for the Top Ten Military Justice Stories of 2012.  Leave comments on this post or on our Facebook page, here, with your nominations.  Much like all those reality shows, the…
Rank this Week: 114

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Sep 10

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Makarchuk v. State

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Makarchuk v. State
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – POSTCONVICTION DA 14-0082, 2014 MT 246N, GORDON MAKARCHUK, Petitioner and Appellant, v. STATE OF MONTANA, Respondent and Appellee.
  • Sep 10

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Matter of K.R.W-B.

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Matter of K.R.W-B.
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – JUVENILE DA 13-0615, 2014 MT 245N, IN THE MATTER OF: K.R.W-B., A Youth Under the Age of Eighteen.
  • Sep 10

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Mahoney

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Mahoney
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – DUI-FELONY DA 13-0527, 2014 MT 244N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. DANIEL MAHONEY, Defendant and Appellant.
Rank this Week: 115

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Jun 25

    Where I've been

    Where I've been
    Friends, I want to thank you for all the support you've given this blog over the past three or four years. It's been a good run. Two or three years ago, I started blogging every day, and that was the...
  • Jun 18

    The world is not totally fucked up: Exhibit A

    The world is not totally fucked up: Exhibit A
    Here is Exhibit A for the proposition that the world is not, in fact, totally and completely fucked up: sculpture being readied, as we speak, at Jefferson Park in Seattle. What's more, this public art is to be "skateable." I...
  • May 20

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it
    Time again to safeguard the current accredited investor standard.
Rank this Week: 116

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Sep 16

    Alibaba’s Governance Risk

    Alibaba’s Governance Risk
    Editor's Note: Lucian Bebchuk is William J. Friedman and Alicia Townsend Friedman Professor of Law, Economics, and Finance and Director of the Program on Corporate Governance, Harvard Law School. Wall Street is eagerly watching what is…
  • Sep 16

    The Legal and Practical Implications of Retroactive Legislation Targeting Inversion

    The Legal and Practical Implications of Retroactive Legislation Targeting Inversion
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Jason M. Halper, partner in the Securities Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement Practice Group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, and is based on an Orrick publication authored by…
  • Sep 16

    Measuring Price Impact with Investors’ Forward-Looking Information

    Measuring Price Impact with Investors’ Forward-Looking Information
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Aaron Dolgoff and Tiago Duarte-Silva, both of Charles River Associates. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of Charles River Associates. The recent Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 117

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

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

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 12

    Making Technology-Assisted Review Problems Smaller? (Cartoon and Clip)

    Making Technology-Assisted Review Problems Smaller? (Cartoon and Clip)
    Keeping up with the promises and problems of Technology-Assisted Review (TAR) can be quite a challenge given the amount of writers and writing on the subject.  This week’s cartoon and clip features a way to make the challenges…
  • Sep 12

    New Survey Shows eDiscovery Workload, Predictive Coding Use Increasing

    New Survey Shows eDiscovery Workload, Predictive Coding Use Increasing
    By Doug AustineDiscovery workload, the use of predictive coding and projected rate of adoption of technically assisted review are all up significantly, according to a new report by recruiting and staffing firm The Cowen Group.In its…
  • Sep 11

    Convincing Employees to Use New Technology

    Convincing Employees to Use New Technology
    By Didier BonnetAll of our companies are digital now – or quickly becoming that way. Almost any enterprise you can think of, no matter the industry or sector, is trying (or being pressured by competitors) to use new technology to…
Rank this Week: 118

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/
  • Sep 16

    Who is the Prescriber?

    Who is the Prescriber?
    You’ve no doubt heard that hard cases make bad law.  But sometimes hard cases make no law.  That is, the judge decides not to decide, because deciding seems too difficult.  We would have thought that ‘deciding…
  • Sep 15

    Important FOIA Decision

    Important FOIA Decision
    We don’t normally follow Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) decisions, but Public Citizen v. U.S. Dep’t of Health and Human Services, ___ F. Supp.2d ___, 2014 WL 4388062 (D.D.C. Sept. 5, 2014), falls more or less in…
  • Sep 12

    A Foregone Conclusion On A Runaway Verdict

    A Foregone Conclusion On A Runaway Verdict
                From our ivory tower in the kingdom of blogdom, we track cases and litigations from afar, peeking in on them from decisions rendered at specific points in time. …
Rank this Week: 119

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 120

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Sep 16

    Oberdiek's Introduction to Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Tort

    Oberdiek's Introduction to Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Tort
    John Oberdiek (Rutgers-Camden) has posted to SSRN Introduction: Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts. The abstract provides: This Introduction to Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (John Oberdiek, ed., Oxford University…
  • Sep 16

    IL: Stay in the Crosswalk!

    IL: Stay in the Crosswalk!
    The First District Appellate Court of Illinois determined the City of Chicago owed no duty to a pedestrian who broke his foot in a pothole that was a few inches outside of a crosswalk. The pedestrian was apparently straddling the...
  • Sep 15

    PA: No Duty Because No Foreseeability

    PA: No Duty Because No Foreseeability
    In April 2012, a woman was taken to an ER and voluntarily admitted based on a suicide attempt. She later slipped out of the hospital, walked through the woods, and rolled into traffic on a nearby bridge. She was struck...
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UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

Covers UK and European human rights cases and laws. By 1 Crown Office Row.

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • Sep 16

    Law of armed conflict means that anti-detention provision in ECHR may be disapplied re Iraqi detainee

    Law of armed conflict means that anti-detention provision in ECHR may be disapplied re Iraqi detainee
    Hassan v. the United Kingdom (application no. 29750/09) ECHR 936 (16 September 2014) – read judgment This case concerned the capture of an Iraqi national, Tarek Hassan, by the British armed forces and his detention at Camp Bucca in…
  • Sep 15

    Victims’ Rights, the EU Charter, and Passport Confiscation – the Human Rights Roundup

    Victims’ Rights, the EU Charter, and Passport Confiscation – the Human Rights Roundup
    Welcome back to the UK Human Rights Roundup, your regular (except for August) last night at the human rights Proms. The full list of links can be found here. You can find previous roundups here. Links compiled by Adam Wagner, post by…
  • Sep 12

    A novelist enters the Family Division

    A novelist enters the Family Division
    In his prolific career, writer Ian McEwan has brought us into the minds of physicists, neurosurgeons, conductors,  cultural and cold war spies and even stalkers. His most recent triumph is to have stepped deftly into the life of a…
Rank this Week: 122

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi bring us their and their guests views on a variety of hot legal topics. Part of the Legal Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/
  • Sep 5

    Lawful Arrest or Excessive Use of Force: Today’s Perceptions about Militarized Police

    Lawful Arrest or Excessive Use of Force: Today’s Perceptions about Militarized Police
    In recent news, there have been several instances of demonstrations and riots resulting from allegations of police brutality. In cities like New York and Ferguson, there are many accounts and view points but there is still much to debate…
  • Aug 27

    Firing Squads and Lethal Injections: Is Today’s Death Penalty Cruel and Unusual?

    Firing Squads and Lethal Injections: Is Today’s Death Penalty Cruel and Unusual?
    The Eighth Amendment protects people from cruel and unusual punishments in the United States but what does that mean? In the last 38 years, Americans used hangings, gas chambers, lethal injections, electrocutions, and firing squads to execute…
  • Aug 8

    Marijuana Use During Pregnancy and Child Abuse

    Marijuana Use During Pregnancy and Child Abuse
    Although still illegal everywhere in the United States under federal law, Colorado and Washington have decided not to prosecute marijuana use or production at the state level. Despite this lack of enforcement, women who use marijuana during…
Rank this Week: 123

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Sep 15

    Headnote of the Day: Prison Doghouse Incident

    Headnote of the Day: Prison Doghouse Incident
    The opinion itself is nothing special, but I thought it did become amusing when Westlaw compressed the holding into a headnote: Trustee guard who was forced to ride on top of doghouse containing prison dogs due to space limitations…
  • Sep 14

    Actually, We Were Wondering How You Signed the Claim Form

    Actually, We Were Wondering How You Signed the Claim Form
    In May, South Carolina's Attorney General reported that the number of insurance-fraud cases in the state had reached an all-time high in 2013. The report (via Overlawyered) is mostly just numbers, but it does include two or three examples…
  • Sep 9

    Congress: Please Don't Ask Us to Declare War; We Might Say No

    Congress: Please Don't Ask Us to Declare War; We Might Say No
    [King George III has, among other things,] kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures. He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power. —Declaration of…
Rank this Week: 124

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...
    The answer is I'm fine, thanks for askin.' Just that my blogging tastes seem to have changed, at least for the moment. Maybe they'll change again. In the meantime, if I feel I have something to say, I suppose I will post it here but then…
  • Aug 18

    From the Inbox

    From the Inbox
    From her corner office in New York’s Rockefeller Center, [Rebecca Patterson] the chief investment officer of Bessemer Trust Co. is putting $55.7 billion in client assets under geopolitical stress. ...  Patterson joined Bessemer,…
  • Aug 16

    Shakespeare the Player

    Shakespeare the Player
    Well, here's a blessing.  I'd call it an unbought grace, except that I bought it, in a used bookstore, on impulse.  That is: Shakespeare the Player, subtitled "A Life in the Theatre," a book by one John Southworth, hitherto…
Rank this Week: 125

NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

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

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
  • Sep 9

    Award of counsel fees on appeal

    Award of counsel fees on appeal
    Law Lessons from In The Matter Of Robert Hancock Zirkle, Sr., Deceased., App. Div., No. A-5281-11T3, September 8, 2014: Rule 2:11-4 specifically permits an award of counsel fees on appeal in certain circumstances, but such a request…
  • Sep 9

    Orders compelling or denying arbitration are deemed final and appealable as of right

    Orders compelling or denying arbitration are deemed final and appealable as of right
    Law Lessons from Morgan v. Sanford Brown Institute, App. Div., No. A-0452-13T4, September 8, 2014: Orders compelling or denying arbitration are deemed final and appealable as of right. R. 2:2-3(a); GMAC v. Pittella, 205 N.J. 572, 587 (2011).…
  • Sep 9

    The judicial estoppel doctrine

    The judicial estoppel doctrine
    Law Lessons from Hanisko v. Billy Casper Golf Management, Inc., et. al., __ N.J. Super. __ (App. Div. 2014), Docket No. A-5053-12T4, September 8, 2014: The judicial estoppel doctrine is an extraordinary remedy which should be invoked only…
Rank this Week: 126

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 127

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

Covers nursing home abuse and litigation. By Poliakoff & Associates.

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Sep 15

    What Would You Do With $10,000?

    What Would You Do With $10,000?
    One nursing home is answering that question the same way that they always live their lives: by giving to others. The Randolph County Nursing Home houses a number of residents, including Merlene Brown. Brown had a mastectomy 13 years ago and…
  • Sep 14

    Texas Failing Those Most Dependent on the State

    Texas Failing Those Most Dependent on the State
    Families for Better Care recently released their second state report card for nursing home rankings. Coming in as the worst state for nursing homes is Texas, for the second consecutive year. Texas failed to meet minimum federal requirements…
  • Sep 13

    Caregiver Steals Rings From Residents’ Hand

    Caregiver Steals Rings From Residents’ Hand
    Emerald Health Care received a shock when one of its caregivers woke up a resident. What was unusual was when the resident saw Christina Bazo slipping something on her hand. Bazo had been stealing jewelry from residents at the home, even…
Rank this Week: 128

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

Offers business trial law with a sense of humor. By Barry Barnett.

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Sep 15

    The Big Flip

    The Big Flip
    Party flip in the federal courts Since the inauguration of Barack Obama in January 2009, eight U.S. courts of appeals have flipped parties, The New York Times reported. Now nine of the 13 federal appeals courts -- almost 70 percent...
  • Sep 7

    Federal Circuit Forecloses Online-Guaranty Patent

    Federal Circuit Forecloses Online-Guaranty Patent
    Abstract ideas Section 101 of the Patent Act allows patents on "any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof". 35 U.S.C. 101. But, the Supreme Court has held,…
  • Sep 6

    Quote of the Day: H. L. Mencken

    Quote of the Day: H. L. Mencken
    Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem -- neat, plausible, and wrong. H. L. Mencken, Prejudices: Second Series 158 (1920).
Rank this Week: 129

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 130

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Sep 15

    Joslin: "Federalism and Family Status"

    Joslin: "Federalism and Family Status"
    Courtney G. Joslin (UC Davis) just posted Federalism and Family Status, -- Ind. L.J. -- (forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The myth of family law’s inherent localism is sticky. In the past, it was common to hear sweeping...
  • Sep 5

    Podcast on 7th Circuit Marriage Case

    Podcast on 7th Circuit Marriage Case
    Here is a Bloomberg Radio podcast with Margaret Ryznar on the 7th Circut same-sex marriage cases.
  • Sep 4

    7th Circuit Strikes Down Same-Sex Bans in IN and WI

    7th Circuit Strikes Down Same-Sex Bans in IN and WI
    From ABC News: A U.S. appeals court ruled Thursday that same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana violate the U.S. Constitution, in another in a series of courtroom wins for gay-marriage advocates. The unanimous decision by the…
Rank this Week: 131

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

Discusses issues of media law and responsibility with a special focus on libel and privacy law and the balance between the two.

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 132

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

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

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    Northern Illinois University Updates Title IX Policy and Protects Disclosures to Ombud

    Northern Illinois University Updates Title IX Policy and Protects Disclosures to Ombud
    NIU has published revised "Title IX Policy and Procedures" for its 25,000 students and other members of the university community. The updated policy acknowledges the need for students and employees to seek confidential or anonymous…
  • Sep 16

    Washington University School of Medicine Opens Ombuds Office

    Washington University School of Medicine Opens Ombuds Office
    Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has established an Ombuds Office for nearly 2,000 faculty members.  Professors Karen L. O'Malley and Jeff Lowell are the first Ombuds and their website went online just days ago.…
  • Sep 16

    Lehigh University Names Two New Ombud

    Lehigh University Names Two New Ombud
    The private university in Bethlehem, PA has appointed Robert Thornton and Susan Szczepanski to serve as Ombudspersons.  In their part-time roles, they serve as resources for about about 9,000 faculty, students and staff.   Thornton…
Rank this Week: 133

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 134

Charon QC

Charon QC

Mix of legal ephemera and comment.

http://charonqc.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 135