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The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jul 6

    How the Affordable Care Act Is Reducing Competition - WSJ

    How the Affordable Care Act Is Reducing Competition - WSJ
    The urge to merge is sweeping managed health care. Aetna AET -5.97 % announced Friday a $37 billion deal to acquire Humana. HUM 2.37 % Anthem and Cigna CI -0.95 % are in merger talks and could be next. The...
  • Jul 6

    Welcome To Culture War 4.0: The Coming Overreach

    Welcome To Culture War 4.0: The Coming Overreach
    This is the hopeful side of the culture wars—a call for engagement, not retreat. Religious believers weighing the option of withdrawing from a culture increasingly hostile to their values should redouble their efforts to cultivate their…
  • Jul 6

    The Appeal of Christian Piety - The New York Time

    The Appeal of Christian Piety - The New York Time
    In May, the Pew Research Center released a study showing that the Christian share of the population has declined, and that the decline came from Protestant mainstream churches and Catholicism — not evangelicalism. Evangelical churches…
Rank this Week: 91

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
  • Jul 1

    OPINION: Masters Group v. Comerica

    OPINION: Masters Group v. Comerica
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DEBT DA 14-0113, 2015 MT 192, MASTERS GROUP INTERNATIONAL, INC., Third-Party Plaintiff and Appellee, v. COMERICA BANK, Third-Party Defendant and Appellant.
  • Jul 1

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Marriage of Keruti

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Marriage of Keruti
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DOMESTIC RELATIONS DA 14-0549, 2015 MT 191N, IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: MONICA KITZMILLER-KERUTIS, Petitioner and Appellee, and BRIAN DAVID…
  • Jul 1

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Helvey v. MEA-MFT

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Helvey v. MEA-MFT
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – BREACH OF CONTRACT DA 14-0612, 2015 MT 190N, ANGELA E. HELVEY, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. MONTANA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, MONTANA FEDERATION OF…
Rank this Week: 92

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

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

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Jul 7

    Cooperation in Discovery Plan

    Cooperation in Discovery Plan
    As claims commenced by way of action are becoming more prevalent in the estates bar, it is important to understand the different rules, and obligations, imposed on counsel depending on whether a claim is commenced by statement of claim…
  • Jul 5

    Moral Obligations Temper Testamentary Freedom

    Moral Obligations Temper Testamentary Freedom
    Testamentary Freedom—the ability to leave one’s property to whomever one wishes—is a principle long held in the common law of Canada. But as evidenced by legislative reforms and recent jurisprudence, testamentary freedom is…
  • Jul 3

    Hull on Estates #422 – Best Practices for Civil Trial

    Hull on Estates #422 – Best Practices for Civil Trial
    Today on Hull on Estates, Jonathon Kappy and Doreen So discuss The Advocates Society’s Best Practices for Civil Trials and the resources on our new Hull & Hull website. Should you have any questions, please email us at…
Rank this Week: 93

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jul 7

    Chang on the 'Law and Economics of Possession'

    Chang on the 'Law and Economics of Possession'
    Yun-chien Chang (Academia Sinica) has posted Introduction to 'Law and Economics of Possession' (Book Chapter - Cambridge Press) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Possession is a key concept in both the common and civil law, but it has hitherto…
  • Jul 7

    Jessup on Environmental Justice

    Jessup on Environmental Justice
    Brad Jessup (Melbourne) has posted Environmental Justice as Spatial and Scalar Justice: A Regional Waste Facility or a Local Rubbish Dump Out of Place? (McGill International Journal of Sustainable Development Law & Policy) on SSRN. Here's…
  • Jul 3

    Call For Papers: Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law

    Call For Papers: Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law
    ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law Call for papers The Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law invites submissions for its next issue (Volume 24:2). We are seeking articles on racial…
Rank this Week: 94

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

Covers CAFA, class certification, employment law, FCRA, FDCPA and multidistrict litigation. By Michael Hassen of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 95

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: 96

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/
  • Jul 6

    Drunk Driver Kills Passenger in Fourth of July Crash in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Drunk Driver Kills Passenger in Fourth of July Crash in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Pictured above: The totaled car after the unfortunate accident  The holidays are always a dangerous time to be on the road and this Fourth of July weekend was no different. An unfortunate accident involving a drunk driver and his…
  • Jul 3

    Covidien, Transvaginal Manufacturer, Agrees to Settlement

    Covidien, Transvaginal Manufacturer, Agrees to Settlement
    Another transvaginal mesh manufacturer has agreed to settle with injured plaintiffs. This time, the company is Covidien, which has agree to settle some of the 11,000 claims that are currently being made against them. Covidien has supplied…
  • Jul 2

    Partner Majed Nachawati appointed as Panel Chairman of State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee

    Partner Majed Nachawati appointed as Panel Chairman of State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee
    We are proud to announce that Fears | Nachawati Law Firm Partner, Majed Nachawati, has recently been appointed as Panel Chairman on Panel 2, District 6 Grievance Committee of the State Bar of Texas. This appointment is highly prestigious, as…
Rank this Week: 97

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Three Dead In San Juan Capistrano Car Accident

    Three Dead In San Juan Capistrano Car Accident
    Sergio Lugo, 23, Juan Jesus Gutierrez, 26, and Guillermo Enrique Belman-Sanchez, 22, were all killed in a San Juan Capistrano car accident following a violent head-on crash. According to a KTLA news report, a Ford Focus traveling northbound…
  • Jun 25

    Teenager Killed In Huntington Beach Pedestrian Accident

    Teenager Killed In Huntington Beach Pedestrian Accident
    Mara Garcia, 13, was killed in a Huntington Beach pedestrian accident after a car struck her. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred the night of June 13, 2015 at Pacific Coast Highway and Ecology…
  • Jun 22

    California Woman Paralyzed After Hit-and-Run Crash

    California Woman Paralyzed After Hit-and-Run Crash
    Nicole Brown, a 25-year-old Rio del Mar woman who was struck in a hit-and-run crash on June 13, 2015, may never walk again, her family members have said. According to a news report in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, the incident occurred when Brown…
Rank this Week: 98

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/
  • Jun 23

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: J.H. Dalhuisen, Globalization and the Transnationalization of Commercial and Financial Law, 67 Rutgers U. L. Rev. 19 (2015). Martin Gelter…
  • Jun 9

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Norah C. Avellan, Note, The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Growing Need for Cybersecurity in Modern Corporate America, 54…
  • Jun 9

    Cheffins, Bank & Wells on Shareholder Protection

    Cheffins, Bank & Wells on Shareholder Protection
    Brian R. Cheffins, Steven A. Bank, and Harwell Wells have posted Shareholder Protection Across Time on SSRN with the following abstract: This Article offers the first systematic attempt to measure the development of shareholder protection in…
Rank this Week: 99

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/
  • Apr 29

    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 2015 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…
  • 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
Rank this Week: 100

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: 101

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/
  • Apr 1

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com
    Effective April 1, 2015, the Information Governance Engagement Area blog will no longer be updated on a regular basis.  New content ranging from news and events to opinions and assertions will now be available exclusively on the…
  • Mar 31

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix
    By John MartinDocuments in file shares, content management systems, and scanned archives are often described as “unstructured.” However, there is typically a high level of structure in and interconnectedness among those documents.…
  • Mar 30

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR
    By John TredennickTechnology assisted review has a transparency problem. Notwithstanding TAR’s proven savings in both time and review costs, many attorneys hesitate to use it because courts require “transparency” in the TAR…
Rank this Week: 102

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

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

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
  • Jul 6

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (A)

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (A)
    Selected Law Journals: Table of Contents This list covers top ranked (A or A*) law journals selected from the ARC (Australian Research Council) ranked journal list and Asian law related journals of interest to the HKU community. Table of…
  • Jul 6

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (B)

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (B)
    Selected Law Journals: Table of Contents This list covers top ranked (A or A*) law journals selected from the ARC (Australian Research Council) ranked journal list and Asian law related journals of interest to the HKU community. Table of…
  • Jul 6

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (C)

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (C)
    Selected Law Journals: Table of Contents This list covers top ranked (A or A*) law journals selected from the ARC (Australian Research Council) ranked journal list and Asian law related journals of interest to the HKU community. Table of…
Rank this Week: 104

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/
  • Jul 6

    Lawyer Loses License Due To Overzealous Social Media Activism For Client–In re McCool

    Lawyer Loses License Due To Overzealous Social Media Activism For Client–In re McCool
    Raven Skye Boyd Maurer and attorney Joyce Nanine McCool were friends. Raven had a bitter custody dispute with her ex-husband. Among other points of contention, Raven accused her ex-husband of sexually abusing the kids. Raven sought to…
  • Jul 2

    DMCA 512(c) Formalities Strike Again–BWP v. Hollywood Fan Site

    DMCA 512(c) Formalities Strike Again–BWP v. Hollywood Fan Site
    I previously blogged this case, so see my earlier post for background. This week’s ruling focuses purely on the 512(c) safe harbor’s requirement that online services designate an agent for service of notice with the Copyright…
  • Jun 30

    Q2 2015 Quick Links, Part 2 (Censorship and More)

    Q2 2015 Quick Links, Part 2 (Censorship and More)
    Content Regulation * Oxera: The economic impact of safe harbours on Internet intermediary start-ups * South Korea is mandating that all cellphones sold to minors have an app called “Smart Sheriff” that censors their online…
Rank this Week: 105

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/
  • Jul 1

    The Task Code Conundrum

    The Task Code Conundrum
    [Ed. Note: Please welcome guest blogger, Keith Lipman, President at Prosperoware. Keith is a long-time friend of the Geeks, and well-known leader in the information management field of the legal industry. This post originally appeared on June…
  • Jun 18

    AALL Special Interest Section Name Changes: Expanding the Base… Broadening the Appeal

    AALL Special Interest Section Name Changes: Expanding the Base… Broadening the Appeal
    The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) announced two name changes for its Special Interest Sections (SIS) this morning. These changes represent a broadening of the SIS appeal to law librarians and information professionals, as well…
  • Jun 4

    Highlights from the ABA's National Summit on Innovation in Legal Service

    Highlights from the ABA's National Summit on Innovation in Legal Service
    [Ed. Note: Please welcome Holly Riccio, AALL President and long-time friend of mine, as today's guest blogger. Recently, Holly attended the invitation-only National Summit on Innovation in Legal Services and she asked if we would allow…
Rank this Week: 106

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

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

    The Courts and Patent Litigation

    The Courts and Patent Litigation
    We often hear concerns with the ability or the willingness of the courts to handle sophisticated patent cases.  While we feel the concern is overstated, there are legitimate concerns.  Roy Strom examines a number of these concerns…
  • May 22

    Covered Business Method Review of Four of Fifteen Patents Warrants Stay

    Covered Business Method Review of Four of Fifteen Patents Warrants Stay
    Trading Techs. Int’l, Inc. v. BCG Partners, Inc., Nos. 10 C 715, 716, 718, 720, 721, 726, 882-885, 929 & 931, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 25, 2015) (Kendall, J.). Judge Kendall granted defendants’ motion to stay this patent…
  • May 20

    Bit Torrent Default Judgment Gets $750/Movie

    Bit Torrent Default Judgment Gets $750/Movie
    Malibu Media, LLC v. Funderburg, No. 13 C 2614, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Apr. 24, 2015) (Dow, J.). Judge Dow granted plaintiff Malibu Media’s motion for default judgment in this copyright case regarding pornographic movies.  Malibu…
Rank this Week: 107

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/
  • Apr 24

    Mylan's Dutch Pill

    Mylan's Dutch Pill
    Mylan, which moved its domicile last year to the Netherlands in an inversion transaction, has a new tool to deploy in its defense against an unwanted bid from Teva. Yesterday, the Financial Times noted that Mylan was preparing to deploy...
  • Apr 23

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation
    For what it's worth, Chu and Zhao have released a paper, The Dark Side of Shareholder Litigation: Evidence from Corporate Takeovers, and the abstract: Exploiting the staggered adoption of universal demand (UD) laws by 23 states between 1989…
  • Apr 22

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?
    By now a coin flip? -bjmq
Rank this Week: 108

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Jul 6

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para terça-feira (7)

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para terça-feira (7)
    Revista Justiça No quadro “Direito Penal”, o advogado criminalista e mestre em Direito Processual Penal Daniel Zaclis fala sobre delação premiada e o acordo de leniência. No quadro “Dicas do…
  • Jul 6

    Dispositivos do Código Tributário Municipal de Morro Agudo (SP) é objetivo de ADPF

    Dispositivos do Código Tributário Municipal de Morro Agudo (SP) é objetivo de ADPF
    O procurador-geral da Republica, Rodrigo Janot, ajuizou a Arguição de Descumprimento de Preceito Fundamental (ADPF) 351 pedindo que o Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) declare a não recepção, pela…
  • Jul 6

    Negada liminar que pedia revogação da prisão do pai do menino Bernardo

    Negada liminar que pedia revogação da prisão do pai do menino Bernardo
    A ministra Rosa Weber, do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), negou liminar no Habeas Corpus (HC) 129008, impetrado em favor do médico Leandro Boldrini, acusado de participar do homicídio de seu filho Bernardo Boldrini, no interior…
Rank this Week: 109

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jul 6

    Attention Present and Past Coauthors: Get a Mac So We Can Switch to Page

    Attention Present and Past Coauthors: Get a Mac So We Can Switch to Page
    If you are now or ever wish to be a coauthor of mine, please -- pretty please -- switch to a Mac so we can use pages. Microsoft Word for Macs has crashed on me twice this am when trying to save a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jul 4

    Bishop on Professor Bainbridge on S.B. 75 and the Delaware Bar

    Bishop on Professor Bainbridge on S.B. 75 and the Delaware Bar
    Keith Paul Bishop blogs about my new article (Fee Shifting: Delaware's Self-Inflicted Wound; available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2624750). [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jul 3

    Behrens & Hitchcock Ode to Picasso (Napa Valley) 2006 w/ BBQ Chicken

    Behrens & Hitchcock Ode to Picasso (Napa Valley) 2006 w/ BBQ Chicken
    Dinner tonight was barbecued chicken, corn on the cob, and watermelon. I used store bought BBQ sauce (Stubbs Original) on free range skin-on, bone-in breasts and thighs. I brined the chicken for 1... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 110

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]
    For patient investors everywhere. ---- The Regulator Who Explained the Worldhttps://hbr.org/2012/03/the-regulator-who-explained-th.html ---- Shared via my feedly reader Sent from my iPhone
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 111

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant
    UMG v. Escape Media, UMG's case against Grooveshark, has been settled just prior to trial. Under the terms of the settlement a judgment for $50,000,000.00 will be entered against the corporation only, and the corporation will shut down its…
  • Apr 23

    Parameters set for statutory damages trial in UMG v Grooveshark

    Parameters set for statutory damages trial in UMG v Grooveshark
    In UMG v. Escape Media, UMG's case against the Grooveshark founders, the judge has rendered a decision setting some of the parameters for the statutory damages trial scheduled to begin next Monday. The jury will be instructed that the maximum…
  • Apr 3

    Capitol Records has spent over $12 million in attorneys fees in Capitol v. MP3Tune

    Capitol Records has spent over $12 million in attorneys fees in Capitol v. MP3Tune
    In Capitol Records v. MP3Tunes, a recent decision partially granting plaintiff's attorneys fees motion, indicated that plaintiff has spent over $12 million in attorneys fees... so far.April 3, 2015, Decision [Ed. note. Is it just me, or don't…
Rank this Week: 112

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
  • Jul 7

    Attorney-Whistleblowing and Conflicting Regulatory Regime

    Attorney-Whistleblowing and Conflicting Regulatory Regime
    In my latest article, Conflicted Counselors: Retaliation Protections for Attorney-Whistleblowers in an Inconsistent Regulatory Regime, I examine the ever-evolving issue of attorney-whistleblowing, the reporting requirements under the…
  • Jul 6

    Court of Chancery Again Looks to Merger Price in Appraisal Ruling

    Court of Chancery Again Looks to Merger Price in Appraisal Ruling
    The Delaware Court of Chancery this week held that the “fair value” payable in a statutory appraisal proceeding was less than the merger price. LongPath Capital, LLC v. Ramtron Int’l Corp., C.A. No. 8094-VCP (Del. Ch. June…
  • Jul 6

    Proxy Access: The 2015 Proxy Season and Beyond

    Proxy Access: The 2015 Proxy Season and Beyond
    Although the 2015 annual meeting season is still winding down, there is no doubt that proxy access has gained considerable momentum and will remain a front-and-center corporate governance issue for the foreseeable future. For the boards of…
Rank this Week: 113

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: 114

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: 115

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
  • Jul 7

    These days you don't see events like this involving supreme court justice

    These days you don't see events like this involving supreme court justice
    From the ABA Journal, we learn of the colorful history of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Field. The events described in the article were hardly all that added color to his life story. For a more complete look at the man, read this review of…
  • Jun 22

    Join us next week for a teleseminar on Polarity Thinking in trusts and estate

    Join us next week for a teleseminar on Polarity Thinking in trusts and estate
    On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at 12 Eastern, 9 Pacific AM, I will be moderating a teleseminar for Purposeful Planning Institute (PPI). The program description is below. Because of the topic and speakers, this will be an hour that is very…
  • May 30

    Good to see more attention to mediation of sibling disputes about end-of-life matter

    Good to see more attention to mediation of sibling disputes about end-of-life matter
    Just published, a New York Times article on the use of mediation for disputes between siblings. Excerpt from "Strengthening Troubled Sibling Bonds to Deal With an Aging Parent": It doesn’t matter how successful people are; when…
Rank this Week: 116

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Jul 7

    Podcast #24: Ed Walters on Robot Lawyers and the Law of Robots (Replay)

    Podcast #24: Ed Walters on Robot Lawyers and the Law of Robots (Replay)
    This episode we’re trying something a bit different. One of our favorite interviews to date was Sam’s conversation with Ed Walters about law and robots, so this week we are replaying it. If you missed it the first time around,…
  • Jul 7

    How Setting An Intention Can Be Smartest Thing You Do All Week! (Sponsored)

    How Setting An Intention Can Be Smartest Thing You Do All Week! (Sponsored)
    You don’t have to be a yogi to reap the benefits of the yoga discipline. We explain how the act of setting an intention for your week can push your practice forward.How Setting An Intention Can Be Smartest Thing You Do All Week!…
  • Jul 6

    Lawyers Won’t Be Replaced by Robots, but Everyone Else Will

    Lawyers Won’t Be Replaced by Robots, but Everyone Else Will
    Do you worry about being replaced by a robot, or secretly wish that you could be replaced by a robot? Well the future is here, folks.Lawyers Won’t Be Replaced by Robots, but Everyone Else Will was originally published on Lawyerist.
Rank this Week: 117

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
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/
  • Jul 6

    The Court Will Hear Oral Argument Tomorrow Morning on Amarin’s First Amendment Challenge to FDA Off-Label Regulation

    The Court Will Hear Oral Argument Tomorrow Morning on Amarin’s First Amendment Challenge to FDA Off-Label Regulation
    The briefing is complete on Amarin’s motion for preliminary injunction.  The parties and several amici have all weighed in, and the court will hear oral argument tomorrow.  To this point, there has been significant back…
  • Jul 2

    No Innovator Liability: National Drug Code Saves the Day

    No Innovator Liability: National Drug Code Saves the Day
    This is a quick-hit post as we head into the Independence Day holiday weekend.  The Southern District of West Virginia’s order this week in McNair v. Johnson & Johnson, No. 2:14-17463, 2015 WL 3935787 (S.D. W. Va. June 26,…
  • Jul 1

    Consumer Food Fraud Claim Sinks in Arkansas Safe Harbor

    Consumer Food Fraud Claim Sinks in Arkansas Safe Harbor
     On this date in 1896 the Dutch completed the harbor at IJmuiden.  (That capital J is not a mistake.  The I and J go together as a digraph, and they form a ligature that effectively makes up a single letter in the Dutch…
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NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

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

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
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South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Jul 7

    Failure to Follow Safety Procedure

    Failure to Follow Safety Procedure
    The Times Union reported that Fiona Jennings, a nursing assistant at Seton Health at Schuyler Ridge, was arrested and charged with endangering a female resident because she failed to properly follow nursing home safety procedures…
  • Jul 6

    Wrongful Death Not Bound By Arbitration Agreement

    Wrongful Death Not Bound By Arbitration Agreement
    McKnights reported that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to decline to review a decision by the Oklahoma Supreme Court regarding whether or not a pre-incident mandatory arbitration agreement allegedly signed by a deceased nursing home…
  • Jul 5

    Building Better Nursing Home

    Building Better Nursing Home
    The Atlantic had an interesting article on how to improve the quality of care in the nursing home industry.  “Nursing homes have been run the same way for decades, in part to meet government regulations and to qualify for…
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William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Feb 20

    First Cherry Blossom

    First Cherry Blossom
    Wet and temperate in Seattle this morning. And look, Spring!
  • Feb 9

    Lark & Environ

    Lark & Environ
    Interesting stuff going on at, let's call it 10th and Seneca, about a half block east of Broadway off Madison. Lark has recently moved there, and, based on one dinner experience at the new location, is as good or better...
  • Jan 25

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing
    This weekend I've read Paul Muldoon's newly published collection of poems, "One Thousand Things Worth Knowing." (The dust jacket sports a very pleasing design by the ubiquitous Quemadura, a brilliant designer and a kind man I will…
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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
  • Jul 7

    The Long Shadow of the Trouble

    The Long Shadow of the Trouble
    In Finucane’s (Geraldine) Application [2015] NIQB 57 the Northern Ireland High Court  dismissed a challenge to the decision by the British Government to carry out a ‘review’ by Sir Desmond Da…
  • Jul 6

    The Round Up: Fast-track Failings and Obergefell ‘egoism’

    The Round Up: Fast-track Failings and Obergefell ‘egoism’
    Laura Profumo brings you the latest human rights happenings. In the News: In a critical, though arguably overdue, decision, the Court of Appeal has suspended the fast-track immigration appeals system. The process, under which rejected asylum…
  • Jul 6

    The “Black Cab Rapist” – Court of Appeal rules on Article 3 investigative duty

    The “Black Cab Rapist” – Court of Appeal rules on Article 3 investigative duty
    Commissioner of the Police for the Metropolis v DSD and NBV and Alio Koraou v Chief Constable of Manchester [2015] EWCA Civ 646 – read judgment The Court of Appeal has ruled that the police have a positive duty under Article 3 ECHR to…
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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/
  • Jul 6

    Orange County’s Jailhouse Informant Program

    Orange County’s Jailhouse Informant Program
    In this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, producer Laurence Colletti interviews Professor Alexandra Natapoff from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and Rudolph Loewenstein, a recommendation directly from the Orange County Public Defenders Office.…
  • May 21

    ‘FOSS+beer’ at Beryl’s Beer Co.

    ‘FOSS+beer’ at Beryl’s Beer Co.
    During a recent trip, Lawyer 2 Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi visited Legal Talk Network headquarters in Denver, Colorado. While there, he interviewed hosts from another legal podcast called ‘FOSS+beer’. With their general focus on law,…
  • May 1

    Mandatory Vaccines vs. Individual Right

    Mandatory Vaccines vs. Individual Right
    Credited with saving millions of lives per year, few health programs can boast the success of vaccinations. Even for those who, for health reasons, can’t be inoculated, vaccines provide a type of community immunity by preventing…
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Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Jul 6

    Donald Trump Sued Scotland

    Donald Trump Sued Scotland
    It might be easier at this point to compile a list of those Donald Trump hasn't sued, but in this Daily Beast article ("Donald Trump Sued Everyone but His Hairdresser"), Olivia Nuzzi has put together an impressive partial list…
  • Jul 6

    A Bit of Parliamentary Jiggery-Pokery

    A Bit of Parliamentary Jiggery-Pokery
    Another possible source for Justice Scalia's vocabulary choices (see "The Argle-Bargle Over This Jiggery-Pokery Is Pure Applesauce" (June 25) might be the House of Commons. Reader Chris C. noticed this example on YouTube: "Jiggery-pokery" is…
  • Jul 2

    Man Ordered to Pay for Shooting Down Trespassing Drone

    Man Ordered to Pay for Shooting Down Trespassing Drone
    Many of you will be outside this weekend, so a little drone advice seems timely. Or maybe it's shotgun advice. Take your pick. Ars Technica reported recently that a drone operator in California had prevailed in a legal dispute…
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TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jul 7

    JOTWELL Torts: Geistfeld on Laakmann on Tort and Medical Innovation

    JOTWELL Torts: Geistfeld on Laakmann on Tort and Medical Innovation
    Over at JOTWELL Torts, Mark Geistfeld reviews Anna Laakmann's When Should Physicians Be Liable for Innovation?.
  • Jul 6

    Summer Program in Venice

    Summer Program in Venice
    I have spent the last several weeks teaching in Venice; I'm home now and blogging should be much more consistent again. I taught a class entitled "Tort Law in Global Perspective," using Julie Davies and Paul Hayden's Global Issues…
  • Jun 30

    Engstrom on Health Court

    Engstrom on Health Court
    Nora Freeman Engstrom has posted to SSRN A Dose of Reality for Specialized Courts: Lessons from the VICP. The abstact provides: The latest in a long line of reform proposals, health courts have been called “the best option for fixing...
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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
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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/
  • Jul 7

    New Book: Money Awards in Contract Law

    New Book: Money Awards in Contract Law
    Hart Publishing is delighted to announce the publication of ‘Money Awards in Contract Law’ by David Winterton Hart is pleased to offer you 20% discount on the book To order online with your 20% discount please click on the link...
  • Jul 6

    New Scholarship on CFPB's Attempt to Regulate a Part of the Fringe Economy

    New Scholarship on CFPB's Attempt to Regulate a Part of the Fringe Economy
    From the Southern University Law Center's Christopher Odinet (pictured) and newly published in the Banking Law Journal: Payday Lenders, Vehicle Title Loans, and Small-Value Financing: The CFPB's Proposal to Regulate the Fringe Economy You can…
  • Jul 3

    Weekly News Roundup

    Weekly News Roundup
    By Michael Vadon via Wikimedia Commons Late night comedians everywhere celebrated when Donald Trump (pictured) announced his candidacy for President. We too are grateful for the blog fodder. Politico reports that the Donald is suing Univision…
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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/
  • Jul 6

    Maasdam and Summit Lose Propulsion

    Maasdam and Summit Lose Propulsion
    Cruise ships losing power or propulsion have been a dime a dozen in recent years.   But two major cruise ships losing propulsion and being stranded in an U.S. port seems just a tad unusual. That seems to be the situation with the Holland…
  • Jul 5

    Recent Overboard Reveals Irresponsibility of Cruise Industry & Coast Guard

    Recent Overboard Reveals Irresponsibility of Cruise Industry & Coast Guard
    This weekend I watched the 48 HOURS' episode of the disappearance of Royal Caribbean cruise passenger George Smith from the Brilliance of the Seas in July 2005.  There were no alarms that sounded when Mr. Smith was thrown over his…
  • Jul 3

    NCL Crew Member Reported Overboard from the Norwegian Sun in Alaska

    NCL Crew Member Reported Overboard from the Norwegian Sun in Alaska
    Several NCL crew members reported to me that a crew member aboard the Norwegian Sun went overboard early yesterday morning while the Sun was proceeding to Juneau, Alaska. The crew member reportedly went overboard before the cruise ship…
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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
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Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
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Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

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

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Jun 30

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2015: Abstract

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2015: Abstract
    The latest issue of the “Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax)” features the following articles: Holger Jacobs, The necessity of choosing the law applicable to non-contractual claims in international…
  • Jun 28

    The Asian Market for Contract

    The Asian Market for Contract
    In continuation of my previous work on the international attractiveness of contract laws in ICC arbitration, I have posted the draft of a new empirical study focusing on Asia (The Laws of Asian International Business Transactions). It is…
  • Jun 25

    I have been asked by Giacomo Pailli,…

    I have been asked by Giacomo Pailli, Università degli Studi, Florence, to spread the word about this study on the service of documents. Good luck with it! The EU Commission has recently launched a European-wide study on the…
Rank this Week: 132

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

A New York Criminal Defense Blog. By Scott H. Greenfield.

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jul 7

    Black Lives Matter, But Not So Much At The Mall

    Black Lives Matter, But Not So Much At The Mall
    Imagine organizing a protest, deep in the desert. Beautiful, natural surroundings, but not another person around for miles.  Does a protest with no one to hear it make a sound?  Well yeah, but it also doesn’t do much good. The…
  • Jul 7

    Feelzplainin’ and The Constitutional Right To Triggerdom

    Feelzplainin’ and The Constitutional Right To Triggerdom
    When Stephanie West Allen sent me a link to a Vice post, it seemed to be yet another in those inane efforts to throw as many silly words against the screen to justify trigger warnings in the absence of anything remotely resembling…
  • Jul 6

    The Million Dollar Hoody

    The Million Dollar Hoody
    Deputy Jeffrey Guy was just doing his job.  Responding to a domestic violence call, he saw a guy.  A guy!  If that wasn’t suspicious enough, check this: “As the gentleman walked by, he covered his head with the hood…
Rank this Week: 133

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jul 7

    Collaborative Divorce Saves Time and Money

    Collaborative Divorce Saves Time and Money
    From Philly.com: While many associate the word divorce with painful and messy, a new emphasis on conflict resolution has led to a specialty known as "collaborative divorce." Gaining traction in Pennsylvania as well as being part of…
  • Jul 6

    Country's First Gay Divorce Firm Open

    Country's First Gay Divorce Firm Open
    From CBS Philly: A Philadelphia attorney has opened what he says is the first LGBTQ divorce firm. Philadelphia lawyer Conor Corcoran, who bills himself as the nation’s first gay divorce attorney, says he is ready to serve gays and…
  • Jul 5

    Your Chances of Marrying

    Your Chances of Marrying
    From the New York Times, The place where you grow up doesn’t affect only your future income, as we wrote about last week. It also affects your odds of marrying, a large new data set shows. The most striking geographical...
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Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Jun 28

    Join The Contingency

    Join The Contingency
    Dear Blawgletterati Member, You, a special person You belong to an elite group – the highly intelligent readers of Blawgletter, one of the 10 all-time most popular Trials and Litigation law blogs on Justia. With Blawgletter’s farewell,…
  • Jun 16

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!
    Blawgletter® has moved to a new location, and is now The Contingency. You will be redirected shortly.
  • Jun 14

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice
    Unpatentable subject matter A pair of Federal Circuit opinions last week rejected patents involving patent-ineligible subject matter. What does that include, you ask? As Blawgletter noted last year in "You Still Can't Patent Ideas":…
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