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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/
  • Mar 1

    What happens to your RRSP on death?

    What happens to your RRSP on death?
    Throughout the course of lives, most of us make sizeable contributions to our RRSPs. We do this in order to minimize our overall taxes payable and to plan ahead for our retirement. With both tax minimization and future planning on our minds…
  • Feb 27

    Hull on Estates #407 – Parson v. McGovern

    Hull on Estates #407 – Parson v. McGovern
    Listen to Hull on Estates #407 – Parson v. McGovern Today on Hull on Estates, Jonathon Kappy and Stuart Clark discuss the recent Parson v. McGovern decision and the circumstances under which a court may compel an Estate Trustee to make…
  • Feb 27

    Community Foundation

    Community Foundation
    I attended a very informative seminar this week hosted by our firm, and the presenters were Anne Brayley and Aneil Gokhale from the Toronto Foundation.  Through their talk, we learned more about our role as estates counsel in…
Rank this Week: 91

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: 92

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: 93

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Mar 2

    Is America's Transportation System Racist

    Is America's Transportation System Racist
    An long article in Slate argues in the affirmative: Race and transportation have long been intertwined, whether it be federally funded highways that plowed through, or isolated, minority neighborhoods; Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus…
  • Mar 2

    Goodman on Takings and the Court of Federal Claim

    Goodman on Takings and the Court of Federal Claim
    Michael Goodman (George Washington) has posted Taking Back Takings Claims: Why Congress Giving Just Compensation Jurisdiction to the Court of Federal Claims is Unconstitutional (Villanova Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Under…
  • Mar 2

    Boyack on The Endangered Right to Lease

    Boyack on The Endangered Right to Lease
    Andrea Boyack (Washburn) has posted American Dream in Flux: The Endangered Right to Lease a Home (Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Homeownership in the US is on the decline and the percentage of...
Rank this Week: 94

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Feb 28

    Regulation, Not Litigation, Is Likely Solution to the Mad Cow

    Regulation, Not Litigation, Is Likely Solution to the Mad Cow
    In recent years, “mad cow” disease has created considerable confusion for American consumers as it has grabbed headlines, thanks to several now infamous North American bovines – including two recently... Continue Reading
  • Feb 26

    73% of England’s Chickens In Retail Have Campylobacter

    73% of England’s Chickens In Retail Have Campylobacter
    The United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) today published the latest set of results from its year-long survey of Campylobacter on fresh chickens at retail. The results to date show:... Continue Reading
  • Feb 25

    USDA Secretary Vilsack Moves on Food Safety Rule

    USDA Secretary Vilsack Moves on Food Safety Rule
    “We’re going to move the timeline up,” Vilsack told Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn. Phil Brasher reports that special safety labels for mechanically tenderized meat are likely to take effect as... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 95

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/
  • Mar 2

    Questcor Reveals Numerous Severe Side Effects of Acthar in Filing

    Questcor Reveals Numerous Severe Side Effects of Acthar in Filing
    Acthar is a prescription gel given to a wide variety of patients who suffer from different ailments. Among them are people with lupus, infants who suffer from infantile spasms, adults who are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and for other…
  • Feb 27

    Xarelto Manufacturers Continue to Pursue FDA Approval Even as Lawsuits Rise

    Xarelto Manufacturers Continue to Pursue FDA Approval Even as Lawsuits Rise
    It was recently announced that Bayer and Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturers of Xarelto, will continue to pursue additional FDA approvals for the drug, only this time, for stroke patients. Even as the two manufacturers continue to be hit…
  • Feb 26

    45-Year-Old Construction Worker Killed in Crane Accident in Portage, Indiana

    45-Year-Old Construction Worker Killed in Crane Accident in Portage, Indiana
    Pictured above: Construction workers and firemen at the scene of the accident  Last Friday, an accident took the life of a worker who was employed on a construction site. The accident happened in the Near North Side neighborhood in…
Rank this Week: 96

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/
  • Feb 23

    SEC Speaks 2015

    SEC Speaks 2015
    At SEC Speaks 2015 on February 20, 2015 in Washington, D.C., Chair Mary Jo White, Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar, Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher, Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar, and Commissioner Kara M. Stein delivered remarks. The texts of…
  • Feb 23

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Jesse Scott, Student Article, The JOBS Act: Encouraging Capital Formation, But Not IPOs, 7 J. Bus. Entrepreneurship & L. 367 (2014).…
  • Feb 23

    This Week in Securities Litigation

    This Week in Securities Litigation
    The SEC Actions Blog has compiled This Week In Securities Litigation (Week ending February 20, 2015).
Rank this Week: 97

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
  • Feb 25

    OPINION AND ORDER: State v. Violette

    OPINION AND ORDER: State v. Violette
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion and Order in the following matter: CRIMINAL – ASSAULT DA 14-0200, 2015 MT 67, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. DAVID VIOLETTE, Defendant and Appellant.
  • Feb 25

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Eisner v. Northwest Autobody

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Eisner v. Northwest Autobody
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – NEGLIGENCE DA 14-0359, 2015 MT 66N, PAMELA EISNER and JEFF EISNER, SR., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. NORTHWEST AUTOBODY & TOWING, INC.,…
  • Feb 25

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Zinvest v. Voth

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Zinvest v. Voth
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – OTHER DA 14-0099, 2015 MT 65N, ZINVEST, LLC, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. JOHN J. VOTH, JR.; COLLECTION BUREAU SERVICES, INC.; CACH, LLC; CMB…
Rank this Week: 98

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: 99

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Mar 2

    New class certification opinion: Mies v. Sephora U.S.A., Inc.

    New class certification opinion: Mies v. Sephora U.S.A., Inc.
    In Mies v. Sephora U.S.A., Inc., ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Feb. 2, 2015; pub. ord. Feb. 26, 2015), the Court of Appeal (First Appellate District, Division One) affirmed an order denying class certification in an employee misclassification case.…
  • Feb 27

    Supreme Court takes up attorneys' fees case: Laffitte v. Robert Half International Inc.

    Supreme Court takes up attorneys' fees case: Laffitte v. Robert Half International Inc.
    On Wednesday, February 24, 2014, the Supreme Court granted review in Laffitte v. Robert Half International, No. S222996. The docket does not yet provide a summary of the issues to be considered. In Laffitte, the Court of Appeal (Second…
  • Feb 25

    Newly-launched law blog covers the California Supreme Court: SCOCAblog

    Newly-launched law blog covers the California Supreme Court: SCOCAblog
    I highly recommend that all readers of this blog check out SCOCAblog, a new blog covering the California Supreme Court. The new blog, which is patterned after SCOTUSblog, was launched about three months ago by U.C. Berkeley's California…
Rank this Week: 100

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: 101

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: 102

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Chino Hills Head On Crash Causes Major Injurie

    Chino Hills Head On Crash Causes Major Injurie
    A head-on car accident in Chino Hills left two motorists severely injured. According to a news report in in The Press-Enterprise, the major injury collision occurred the night of February 26, 2015 at Carbon Canyon Road and Canyon Hills near…
  • Feb 23

    Man Injured Falling Off Ladder At Huntington Beach Construction Site

    Man Injured Falling Off Ladder At Huntington Beach Construction Site
    A man was injured in a construction site accident after he fell off a ladder the afternoon of February 16, 2015. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the incident occurred at a parking structure under construction near…
  • Feb 18

    Dropped Mattress Leads to Fatal Santa Ana Crash on 55 Freeway

    Dropped Mattress Leads to Fatal Santa Ana Crash on 55 Freeway
    Cynthia Brock, 53, of Costa Mesa was killed in a Santa Ana car accident, which officials say, was caused by a dropped mattress on the 55 Freeway. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the crash occurred in the northbound lanes of the…
Rank this Week: 103

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/
  • Feb 25

    Which Was Dumber–Trash-Talking Tweeting, Or The Decision To Prosecute For It?

    Which Was Dumber–Trash-Talking Tweeting, Or The Decision To Prosecute For It?
    Robert Metzinger made the following four tweets during the 2013 World Series in St. Louis: Going to be tailgating with a #PressureCooker during games 3-4-5 in #STL during #WorldSeries. #STLStrong #GoCards #postseason from Springfield, MO.…
  • Feb 25

    Blogiversary Bonus! A Video Interview About the Blog

    Blogiversary Bonus! A Video Interview About the Blog
    Earlier this month, we celebrated the blog’s 10 year anniversary. In preparation for the anniversary, my RA Addam suggested making a video to help celebrate. After all, we don’t normally generate video content, so I thought it…
  • Feb 24

    The “Browsewrap”/”Clickwrap” Distinction Is Falling Apart

    The “Browsewrap”/”Clickwrap” Distinction Is Falling Apart
    It is somewhat surprising that, in 2015, courts are still hashing out online consumer contract formation issues. After all, the seminal case, Specht v. Netscape, was decided over a dozen years ago. Yet, a few recent cases show that…
Rank this Week: 104

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/
  • Mar 2

    Movin' On Up!

    Movin' On Up!
    The legal market consolidated a bit more today in Canada as DLAPiper LLP announced that Davis LLP will be joining the Swiss verein's North American arm as its newest member firm in April 2015.  The Am Law Daily, summed up the change in…
  • Feb 27

    RELX: Reed Elsevier, Lexis?? Wait... What??

    RELX: Reed Elsevier, Lexis?? Wait... What??
    Okay... it's Friday. It's snowing in Dallas, and it's a bit slow around the office. But, when I saw that Reed Elsevier was going to change its name to RELX, I thought maybe it was a joke to draw attention away from the black/blue vs.…
  • Feb 10

    The Profession is Doomed

    The Profession is Doomed
    Image [cc] slworking2 Recently I participated on a panel on the future of the profession for the National Conference of Bar Presidents and walked away thoroughly convinced the profession is doomed. For those of you unfamiliar with how bar…
Rank this Week: 105

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
  • Feb 25

    ProQuest upcoming maintenance on March 1, 2015

    ProQuest upcoming maintenance on March 1, 2015
    On March 1, 2015, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of the products. The window is scheduled to begin at 11 AM and will last for five  hours. During…
  • Feb 23

    United Nations human rights jurisprudence database launched

    United Nations human rights jurisprudence database launched
    The UN Human Rights Office has recently launched a major online database of Treaty Bodies’ case law, which is known as Jurisprudence, http://juris.ohchr.org. It forms as a starting resource of the human rights recommendations and…
  • Feb 4

    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…
Rank this Week: 106

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/
  • Feb 24

    Evaluating Opposing Parties’ eDiscovery & Scanned Document Production

    Evaluating Opposing Parties’ eDiscovery & Scanned Document Production
    By John MartinMuch has been written about how to use advanced tools to select and produce electronic discovery. However, for every producing party there is a requesting party that has to review and analyze the produced documents. While…
  • Feb 22

    Ennui: Have We Grown Weary of e-Discovery?

    Ennui: Have We Grown Weary of e-Discovery?
    By Craig BallI love the word “ennui.” It’s from the French for vexing and describes a feeling of languor, lassitude and listlessness. It speaks of an agitation and weariness born of having seen it all before. I picture…
  • Feb 22

    Big Data Land Mines for Insurers To Avoid In 2015

    Big Data Land Mines for Insurers To Avoid In 2015
    By Kevin PetrieBefore data was big, Google was a verb, or Gordon Moore wrote his law, insurers were using math and statistics to predict the future. As early as the 2 nd millennia BC, Babylonian sea merchants paid lenders extra for a promise…
Rank this Week: 107

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Feb 18

    Failure to Make Arguments to Magistrate Requires Reversal of Recomendation

    Failure to Make Arguments to Magistrate Requires Reversal of Recomendation
    Velocity Patent, LLC v. Audi of Am., Inc., No. 13 C 8418, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Dec. 11, 2014) (Darrah, J.). Judge Darrah held that Judge Mason’s discovery report and recommendation was clearly erroneous, and ordered past damages…
  • Feb 16

    Clarified Claim Construction Precludes Summary Judgment

    Clarified Claim Construction Precludes Summary Judgment
    Trading Techs. Int’l, Inc. v. CQG, Inc., No. 05 C 4811, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Dec. 22, 2014) (Coleman, J.). Judge Coleman denied defendants’ (collectively “CQG” motion for summary judgment of noninfringement in this…
  • Feb 13

    Court Requires Document Production be Accompanied by an Affidavit Explaining the Search Proce

    Court Requires Document Production be Accompanied by an Affidavit Explaining the Search Proce
    Fantasia Distrib., Inc. v. Rand Wholesale, Inc., No. 14 C 1546, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Dec. 2, 2014) (Chang, J.). Judge Chang ruled upon the following discovery disputes in this case regarding alleged counterfeit sales of ehookah products:…
Rank this Week: 108

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/
  • Feb 25

    Women in M&A

    Women in M&A
    I talk a lot of students about life as a lawyer and finding ways to balance the needs of the profession with having a life. There's no way around it. It's not easy. It's particularly tough on women. In response...
  • Feb 24

    Fellow for Berkeley Center for Law, Business & the Economy

    Fellow for Berkeley Center for Law, Business & the Economy
    Our friends at Cal are looking to hire a Fellow for the Berkeley Center for Law, Business, & the Economy. This would be an excellent opportunity for an associate looking to transition to academia. Here's the ad: Overview: The Berkeley...
  • Feb 23

    Seitz nominated

    Seitz nominated
    Gov. Markell has nominated Collins J. Seitz to replace Justice Ridgely. Mr. Seitz is a well-known Delaware litigator with some very big cases under his belt. He also has a judicial pedigree. His father, Collins Seitz, was a judge on...
Rank this Week: 109

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case
    In UMG Escape Media, the Court has granted summary judgment finding the individual defendants to be liable for copyright infringement. September 29, 2014, decision granting summary judgment against individual defendants Ray Beckerman, P.C.
  • Sep 29

    New ruling in Capitol v MP3Tunes, reduces punitive damages, denies Robertson motion for new trial

    New ruling in Capitol v MP3Tunes, reduces punitive damages, denies Robertson motion for new trial
    In Capitol Records v. MP3Tunes, the Judge has denied individual defendant Michael Robertson's motion for a new trial, but reduced the punitive damages award on the state law claims for pre-1972 recordings. September 29, 2014, Decision,…
  • Jun 13

    2nd Circuit OK's scanning whole books for research as fair use in Authors Guild v HathiTrust

    2nd Circuit OK's scanning whole books for research as fair use in Authors Guild v HathiTrust
    In Authors Guild v. HathiTrust, the US Court of Appeals has ruled that scanning whole books for research purposes is fair use. In HathiTrust, a group of universities took digital scans prepared by Google and stored them in a "digital…
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
  • Mar 2

    Supremo julgará aplicação de novo teto de RPV a execuções em curso

    Supremo julgará aplicação de novo teto de RPV a execuções em curso
    O Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) irá decidir se a lei do Distrito Federal que reduziu de 40 para 10 salários mínimos o teto para expedição das Requisições de Pequeno Valor (RPV) pode ser…
  • Mar 1

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para segunda-feira (2)

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para segunda-feira (2)
    Revista Justiça O programa desta segunda-feira destaca o assunto “reforma política”, com a participação de Rafael Vasconcelos, professor de processo civil e procurador da Fazenda Nacional. No quadro…
  • Feb 27

    Comunicado

    Comunicado
    A Secretaria Judiciária do Supremo Tribunal Federal informa que, excepcionalmente, em razão de atualização dos sistemas de informática da Corte, o plantão judiciário (Resolução…
Rank this Week: 111

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Feb 28

    I knew Dean Smith was pure evil ... and I was right

    I knew Dean Smith was pure evil ... and I was right
    When I was in school at the University of Virginia, Dean Smith's University of North Carolina Tar Heels basketball team routinely thrashed my beloved Cavaliers. At the time, I blamed Smith's reliance... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Feb 27

    Alison Frankel on our brief in the US v. Newman insider trading case

    Alison Frankel on our brief in the US v. Newman insider trading case
    Frankel: I was intrigued by another amicus brief filed on the defendants’ behalf. Not the brief by onetime SEC defendant and billionaire sports team owner Mark Cuban, but the one by three professors... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Feb 26

    My law librarian responds in defense of the book

    My law librarian responds in defense of the book
    UCLA Law Librarian Kevin Gerson sent along some thoughts in response to my post the other day on law libraries: Here are a few thoughts on print resources in law libraries: The operating budget of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 112

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: 113

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
  • Jan 11

    You are biased but I'm not: Bias perception, the spiral of conflict, and the role of the mediator

    You are biased but I'm not: Bias perception, the spiral of conflict, and the role of the mediator
    The word "Truth" etched in the pieces of this sculpture on Canyon Road in Santa Fe If we disagree with someone, we typically view the other person as more influenced by bias than are we. That perception of bias can be a monumental…
  • Jan 10

    What's the role of playfulness in creativity?

    What's the role of playfulness in creativity?
    An important topic: play. Fortunately it is receiving serious attention these days. For example, Current Biology has devoted an edition to it. An excerpt from the article "Playfuness and creativity": Having fun is a good reason to…
  • Dec 21

    Reminiscing this holiday season? Here are some benefits of nostalgia

    Reminiscing this holiday season? Here are some benefits of nostalgia
    Thanksgiving in Manassas, Virginia This season often brings with it memories fond to hard, and glad to sad. Did you know that nostalgia is a focus of much research? And that it has many benefits? Enjoy or at least value those thoughts of the…
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

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
  • Mar 2

    2015 US Compensation Policies FAQ

    2015 US Compensation Policies FAQ
    Editor's Note: Carol Bowie is Head of Americas Research at Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS). This post relates to ISS compensation policy guidelines for 2015. The complete publication is available here. US Executive Pay…
  • Mar 2

    Information Networks: Evidence from Illegal Insider Trading Tip

    Information Networks: Evidence from Illegal Insider Trading Tip
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Kenneth Ahern of the Finance & Business Economics Unit at the University of Southern California. Illegal insider trading has become front-page news in recent years. High profile court…
  • Mar 1

    SEC’s Swaps Reporting and Disclosure Final Rule

    SEC’s Swaps Reporting and Disclosure Final Rule
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Dan Ryan, Leader of the Financial Services Advisory Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and is based on a PwC publication. On February 11, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission…
Rank this Week: 116

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: 117

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.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/
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

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: 121

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…
Rank this Week: 122

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
  • Feb 27

    Court of Appeal rules on police duty to suspects in detention – Diarmuid Laffan

    Court of Appeal rules on police duty to suspects in detention – Diarmuid Laffan
    Zenati v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and another [2015] EWCA Civ 80 – read judgment Matthew Donmall appeared for the Crown Prosecution Service in this case. He had nothing to do with the writing of this post. In a recent…
  • Feb 26

    The Big Fat Gypsy Judicial Review

    The Big Fat Gypsy Judicial Review
    Traveller Movement v Ofcom and Channel 4, [2015] EWHC 406 (Admin), 20 February 2015 – read judgment One of the nation’s great televisual fascinations last week became the unlikely subject of an Administrative Court judgment that…
  • Feb 25

    One more day to nominate the human rights cases absolutely everyone should know about

    One more day to nominate the human rights cases absolutely everyone should know about
    Nominations close tomorrow (Friday) at 5pm for the human rights cases which absolutely everyone should know about. Full guidelines below – please feel free to nominate as many as 50 or as few as 1 case. The more people who contribute,…
Rank this Week: 123

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

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

    Robinette on Party Autonomy in Tort Theory and Reform

    Robinette on Party Autonomy in Tort Theory and Reform
    I have posted to SSRN my contribution to the Journal of Tort Law's Jeffrey O'Connell tribute. Entitled Party Autonomy in Tort Theory and Reform, the abstract provides: Tort theory has been dominated by a debate between scholars who view…
  • Feb 27

    JTL: "Tort, No-Fault and Real-World Compensation," A Volume in Honor of Jeffrey O'Connell

    JTL: "Tort, No-Fault and Real-World Compensation," A Volume in Honor of Jeffrey O'Connell
    The next issue of the Journal of Tort Law is a tribute to Jeffrey O'Connell, who died in January of 2013. From the Introduction: O’Connell’s overriding goal was to make compensation more readily available to the injured. He saw…
  • Feb 26

    Thomas on GM, Discovery, and Jurie

    Thomas on GM, Discovery, and Jurie
    Over at Save Our Juries, Suja Thomas (Illinois) has a post about the role of discovery in the GM ignition litigation and a proposal to change the discovery rules. Pursuant to the proposed rule, parties would be able to resist...
Rank this Week: 124

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/
  • Feb 20

    Driverless Cars: Who’s “Driving” and Who’s Responsible?

    Driverless Cars: Who’s “Driving” and Who’s Responsible?
    In this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host J. Craig Williams interviews attorney and author of Robots Are People Too John Weaver, researcher and writer for Michigan Auto Law Todd Berg, and litigator and author of Motorista Anna Eby. Together…
  • Feb 13

    Breaking Down The Serial Podcast: Attorneys Dissect Adnan Syed's Case

    Breaking Down The Serial Podcast: Attorneys Dissect Adnan Syed's Case
    On this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams discuss Serial and the case it made famous with three attorneys: Director of Investigation for University of Virginia School of Law's Innocence Project Clinic Deirdre…
  • Jan 23

    Soto v. Bushmaster

    Soto v. Bushmaster
    In this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Bob Ambrogi interviews Elliot Fineman from the National Gun Victims Action Council, Charles Heller from Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, and Professor Nicholas Johnson from Fordham…
Rank this Week: 125

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Mar 2

    Protecting Loved One

    Protecting Loved One
    NJ Online had a great article about protecting loved ones from elder abuse quoting esteemed nursing home advocate/attorney Saul Gruber.  Our senior citizens are the heart of the population, but are often times forgotten when placed…
  • Mar 1

    Preventable ER Visit

    Preventable ER Visit
    JAMDA had an article on ” Identifying Potentially Preventable Emergency Department Visits by Nursing Home Residents in the United States”.  Below is the Abstract. Abstract Objectives To identify and describe potentially…
  • Feb 28

    Low Vision Awareness Month

    Low Vision Awareness Month
    Here’s eye-opening news: Currently, 4.2 million Americans ages 40 and older are visually impaired. Of these, 3 million have low vision. By 2030, when the last baby boomers turn 65, the number of Americans who have visual impairments is…
Rank this Week: 127

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Feb 27

    A Fish Is a Tangible Object, You Say? The Majority Didn't Describe It That Way

    A Fish Is a Tangible Object, You Say? The Majority Didn't Describe It That Way
    Mr. Yates caught some fish that he shouldn't have hoarded, Because of the risk that his ship would be boarded. An officer noticed that some were too small, And ordered the man to hang onto them all 'Til returning…
  • Feb 26

    Twitter Takedown of Scottish Scam [Updated]

    Twitter Takedown of Scottish Scam [Updated]
    Scottish lawyer Malcolm Combe recently posted this tale about a promoted tweet gone wrong. He and several other lawyers went after a company called Highland Titles, which was making this offer: For just 30 quid, it would appear, you…
  • Feb 26

    Twitter Takedown of Scottish Scam

    Twitter Takedown of Scottish Scam
    Scottish lawyer Malcolm Combe recently posted this tale about a promoted tweet gone wrong. He and several other lawyers went after a company called Highland Titles, which was making this offer: For just 30 quid, it would appear, you…
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/
  • Feb 26

    California Port and Freshwater Disputes – From Citrus Fruits to Water-Stealing Nudist

    California Port and Freshwater Disputes – From Citrus Fruits to Water-Stealing Nudist
    Two contracts issues have reappeared recently and both greatly affect the earning abilities of California citrus farmers, among others: the ability to ship products and the ability to grow them in the first place. The shipping situation was -…
  • Feb 26

    Away!

    Away!
    Things may be a big sleepy here on the blog for the next two weeks. I leave today for a two-week Spring Break course with my law students. I hope that I will be able to post a few times...
  • Feb 24

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 372 Choice of Law in the American Courts in 2014: Twenty-Eighth Annual Survey Symeon C. Symeonides Willamette University - College of…
Rank this Week: 128

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: 129

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
  • Mar 1

    Law and Media Round Up – 2 March 2015

    Law and Media Round Up – 2 March 2015
    The first civil phone hacking trial will begin before Mr Justice Mann on 2 March 2015 with a time estimate of 10 days.  We had a Case Preview yesterday but so far the case has attracted little attention from the press. The Sun Four trial…
  • Feb 28

    Case Preview: Various Claimants v MGN Ltd, Mirror phone hacking trial to begin on Monday, 2 March 2015

    Case Preview: Various Claimants v MGN Ltd, Mirror phone hacking trial to begin on Monday, 2 March 2015
    On Monday 2 March 2015, the first phone hacking trial will finally begin, nearly 4 years after a “phone hacking managing judge” was first appointed .  In Court 15 of the Rolls Building the current managing judge Mr Justice…
  • Feb 28

    Future of BBC should not be left to this committee of MPs – Steven Barnett

    Future of BBC should not be left to this committee of MPs – Steven Barnett
    With the BBC’s Charter due to expire at the end of next year, and the coalition reluctant to start the consultation ball rolling so close to May’s general election, it was entirely appropriate that the Culture, Media and Sport…
Rank this Week: 130

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 131

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Feb 25

    High Court Rejects State-Action Defense in Teeth-Whitening Case; State -- Not Fox -- Must Guard Henhouse

    High Court Rejects State-Action Defense in Teeth-Whitening Case; State -- Not Fox -- Must Guard Henhouse
    State action? The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that a North Carolina board's ban on cheap teeth-whitening by non-dentists may expose the board's members to a federal antitrust claim despite the board's status as a creature of the state.…
  • Feb 12

    Why Comcast Corp. v. Behrend Went Off the Air

    Why Comcast Corp. v. Behrend Went Off the Air
    In Roach v. T.L. Cannon Corp., No. 13-3070-cv (2d Cir. Feb. 10, 2015), the Second Circuit gave a narrow reading of the Court's ruling on class certification in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, 133 S. Ct. 1426 (2013), which Blawgletter argued...
  • Jan 30

    Oil & Gas Royalty Owners Win Big in Texas Supreme Court

    Oil & Gas Royalty Owners Win Big in Texas Supreme Court
    A group of oil and gas lessors/royalty owners -- who won more than $21 million on fraud and breach of lease claims at trial but lost in the court of appeals -- prevailed today in the Supreme Court of Texas....
Rank this Week: 132

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Feb 24

    Schools' Reaction

    Schools' Reaction
    From Jacoba Urist, writing for the Atlantic: The debates over vaccinations are often cast as arguments over the integrity of science. But they can just as easily be understood as conversations about power, writes Eula Biss, a senior lecturer…
  • Feb 23

    Suing for Measle

    Suing for Measle
    Jacoba Urist, writing for Today: Say you take a family trip to Disney Land and your baby gets measles — perhaps suffers severe complications and can no longer hear or is left with brain damage. Would you want to sue...
  • Feb 13

    Child Custody Division

    Child Custody Division
    From KNOP News: Sen. Laura Ebke (Crete) introduced a bill that would encourage judges to more fairly divide custody between separated parents. LB-437 asks that judges split custody by at least 65/35, unless there are circumstances in a case…
Rank this Week: 133

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/
  • Feb 27

    Disney Passenger Drowns at Castaway Cay

    Disney Passenger Drowns at Castaway Cay
    A newspaper in the Bahamas is reporting that a passenger from a Disney cruise ship drowned while visiting Disney's private island Castaway Cay. According to reports by the Tribune, on Thursday afternoon, a 38–year-old man from New York…
  • Feb 26

    Costa Fortuna Broke Down in Tortola

    Costa Fortuna Broke Down in Tortola
    A newspaper in the Caribbean reports that  Carnival's Costa Fortuna cruise ship with over four thousand passengers and crew members was stuck the Road Harbour on the main Island of Tortola in the Virgin Islands after it arrived on…
  • Feb 26

    Costa Fortuna Broken Down in Tortola

    Costa Fortuna Broken Down in Tortola
    A newspaper in the Caribbean reports that  Carnival's Costa Fortuna cruise ship with over four thousand passengers and crew members is stuck the Road Harbour on the main Island of Tortola in the Virgin Islands since it arrived…
Rank this Week: 134

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

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

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    University of Oslo Ombuds Reports Surge in Case

    University of Oslo Ombuds Reports Surge in Case
    Marianne Høva Rustberggard, UiO's first Student Ombudsman, reports that she received 135 inquiries in 2014, an increase of about 25% from the prior year.  With a caseload that exceeds her capacity, Rustberggard says that she will…
  • Mar 2

    Job Posting: Kaiser Permanente in Los Angele

    Job Posting: Kaiser Permanente in Los Angele
    KP Southern California is hiring a full-time Health Care Ombuds/Mediator for its Harbor City facility in the South Bay. The Kaiser HCOM, "functions as a trained alternative dispute professional offering patients, family members,…
  • Mar 2

    United Nations Ombuds to Address Harvard Law Student

    United Nations Ombuds to Address Harvard Law Student
    John Barkat, the Assistant Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services Office, will give a talk at Harvard Law School on April 7, 2015. (Harvard LS Events.)Related posts: UN Ombuds Reports on…
Rank this Week: 135