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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/
  • Jan 30

    Back From the Dead

    Back From the Dead
    Earlier this month, a cat living in Tampa, Florida was hit by a car.  Unfortunately, collisions between pets and motor vehicles are not in themselves uncommon.  What is unique about this particular case is that Bart the cat, who was…
  • Jan 29

    An Estate Going to the Dog

    An Estate Going to the Dog
    Two charities are proceeding to an Irish High Court for the adjudication of a dispute over the charitable bequest made pursuant to a Last Will and Testament. The Will in question, executed by Elizabeth Burke of Limerick, Ireland, provided…
  • Jan 28

    The Golden Age of Retirement

    The Golden Age of Retirement
    By the year 2050, an estimated one third of Canadians will be 60 years of age or older. We were raised thinking of the default retirement age as 65. Regardless of what age they retire at, Canadians have more active lives in retirement than…
Rank this Week: 91

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: 92

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: 93

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jan 30

    Map of the Day: What's a $100 Worth Where You Live

    Map of the Day: What's a $100 Worth Where You Live
    Vox summarizes: Common sense says that a dollar goes further in Manhattan, KS, than in Manhattan. This chart from the Tax Foundation attempts to give some rigor to that idea by using Bureau of Economic Analysis data on metro area...
  • Jan 30

    Blumm & Schaffer on The Federal Public Trust Doctrine

    Blumm & Schaffer on The Federal Public Trust Doctrine
    Michael Blumm (Lewis & Clark) and Lynn Schaffer (Lewis & Clark) have posted The Federal Public Trust Doctrine: Misinterpreting Justice Kennedy and Illinois Central Railroad on SSRN. Here's the abstract: In Alec L. v. McCarthy, an…
  • Jan 29

    Using Land Use Rules (and Intimidation) to Block an Abortion Clinic

    Using Land Use Rules (and Intimidation) to Block an Abortion Clinic
    Cosmo runs a story about the troubles that Planned Parenthood has encountered while trying to build up a new clinic in New Orleans: Over the past several years, Louisiana passed a series of abortion restrictions. But one change that flew...
Rank this Week: 94

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/
  • Jan 14

    Fears | Nachawati Attorneys make D Magazine's 2015 Best Lawyers List

    Fears | Nachawati Attorneys make D Magazine's 2015 Best Lawyers List
    Fears | Nachawati Law Firm is proud to announce two of our top attorneys have been selected by D Magazine for its 2015 “Best Lawyers in Dallas” edition. Cofounding partner, Majed Nachawati, has been selected for the second year in…
  • Oct 27

    Tylenol Side Effects Links to Liver Damage

    Tylenol Side Effects Links to Liver Damage
    Tylenol is the most popular over-the-counter pain relief medication used by millions of people both in the United States and around the world to alleviate ailments such as aches, pain, colds, and fever. Manufactured by Johnson & Johnson,…
  • Sep 10

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

    Boston Scientific Ordered to Pay $73 Million Over Defective Vaginal Mesh Device
    After a two week trial in state court in Dallas, Texas, the 12 person jury has reached a verdict Salazar v. Boston Scientific. The verdict comes after a mesh lawsuit was filed by Plaintiff, Martha Salazar, who was implanted with the Obtryx…
Rank this Week: 95

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/
  • Jan 27

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Zachary Ahonen, Note, The Recent Financial Crisis and Its Impact on Interest Rate Swaps: A Road to Recovery through the Frustration of…
  • Jan 27

    Park on Bondholders and Securities Class Action

    Park on Bondholders and Securities Class Action
    James J. Park has posted Bondholders and Securities Class Actions on SSRN with the following abstract: Prior studies of corporate and securities law litigation have focused almost entirely on cases filed by shareholder plaintiffs. Bondholders…
  • Jan 27

    Chen, Hope, Li & Wang on International Market

    Chen, Hope, Li & Wang on International Market
    Feng Chen, Ole-Kristian Hope, Qingyuan Li, and Xin Wang have posted Flight to Quality in International Markets: Political Uncertainty and Investors’ Demand for Financial Reporting Quality on SSRN with the following abstract: We examine…
Rank this Week: 96

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Jan 31

    America’s 50 Most Powerful People in Food for 2015 – Me Again?

    America’s 50 Most Powerful People in Food for 2015 – Me Again?
    I made the Daily Meal’s: America’s 50 Most Powerful People in Food for 2015 #43 Bill Marler, Foodborne Illness Lawyer and Attorney An accomplished personal injury and products liability attorney,... Continue Reading
  • Jan 29

    Food Safety Speeches for the Coming Week

    Food Safety Speeches for the Coming Week
    Next week I will be in Miami as the Keynote Speaker at the Inter-American Law Review Symposium and then to Las Vegas to be on a panel to discuss food... Continue Reading
  • Jan 28

    A Single Food Safety Agency – Has Its Time Come?

    A Single Food Safety Agency – Has Its Time Come?
    I listened in on the press conference today held by U.S. Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) who today introduced the Safe Food Act of 2015,... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 97

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Jan 28

    "Principles of litigating consumer class actions"

    "Principles of litigating consumer class actions"
    The January 2015 issue of Plaintiff Magazine has this article, and several others, in a symposium edition on class action litigation. The article by Joshua Haffner on class action trials is quite interesting.
  • Jan 26

    New UCL Prop. 64 standing opinion: Sarun v. Dignity Health

    New UCL Prop. 64 standing opinion: Sarun v. Dignity Health
    In Sarun v. Dignity Health, ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Dec. 15, 2014; pub. ord. Jan. 6, 2015), the plaintiff's UCL and CLRA causes of action alleged that the defendant hospital failed to disclose that it charged uninsured patients more for…
  • Jan 23

    Post-Brinker class certification opinion of note: Martinez v. Joe's Crab Shack Holding

    Post-Brinker class certification opinion of note: Martinez v. Joe's Crab Shack Holding
    Almost a year ago, I put together a list of twelve post-Brinker class certification opinions of note in wage and hour cases. One of the opinions was Martinez v. Joe’s Crab Shack Holdings, 221 Cal.App.4th 1148 (2013), in which the...
Rank this Week: 98

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: 99

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: 100

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: 101

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
  • Jan 28

    OPINION: Matter of J.A.B. & L.M.F.

    OPINION: Matter of J.A.B. & L.M.F.
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DEPENDENT NEGLECT DA 14-0262, 2015 MT 28, IN THE MATTER OF: J.A.B. and L.M.F., Youths in Need of Care.
  • Jan 28

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Matter of J.M., N.M., E.M., and J.S.

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Matter of J.M., N.M., E.M., and J.S.
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DEPENDENT NEGLECT DA 14-0261, 2014 MT 27N, IN THE MATTER OF: J.M., N.M., E.M., and J.S., Youths in Need of Care.
  • Jan 28

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Matter of D.B., E.B., T.B., and C.B.

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Matter of D.B., E.B., T.B., and C.B.
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DEPENDENT NEGLECT DA 14-0322, 2015 MT 26N, IN THE MATTER OF: D.B., E.B., T.B., and C.B., Youths in Need of Care.
Rank this Week: 102

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/
Rank this Week: 103

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/
  • Jan 29

    Stupid A.I.

    Stupid A.I.
    WaaS Since IBM is in the news this week for all the wrong reasons, I thought I would take a look at their marquee product...The latest Wonder of the Modern World...The Trebuchet that threw Alex Trebek... The Future Savior of the Legal…
  • Jan 28

    Why Mega Firms Will Win

    Why Mega Firms Will Win
    A few recent news posts have changed my thinking about the future of mega firms. This thinking was also influenced by knowledge from colleagues working with some of the big ones. Which mean this is one of my usual puzzle-piece ideas, but I…
  • Jan 9

    Lexis Gains Exclusive Legal Information Provider Status of The New York Time

    Lexis Gains Exclusive Legal Information Provider Status of The New York Time
    LexisNexis representatives are sending out notices that they are now the exclusive provider of The New York Times content for the legal market. For those of you that are keeping score, this adds to LexisNexis' exclusive content with Factiva…
Rank this Week: 104

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Feb 3

    Motorcyclist Injured in Fullerton Car Accident

    Motorcyclist Injured in Fullerton Car Accident
    A motorcyclist was hospitalized with injuries after he was struck on a freeway in Fullerton the morning of January 28, 2015. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the incident occurred on the southbound 57 Freeway when a…
  • Jan 28

    Santa Ana Pedestrian Accident Proves Fatal

    Santa Ana Pedestrian Accident Proves Fatal
    Ricardo Rivas, 60, was killed in a Santa Ana pedestrian accident after a person driving a work truck hit him. According to a new report in the Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred the morning of January 20, 2014 at the…
  • Jan 19

    Woman Injured in Anaheim Car Accident

    Woman Injured in Anaheim Car Accident
    A woman was injured in an Anaheim car accident after two cars collided. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the injury crash occurred on South Knott Avenue between West Olinda Lane and West Ariel Place the afternoon of…
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
  • Jan 28

    BioOne Website Scheduled Maintenance on 31 Jan 2015

    BioOne Website Scheduled Maintenance on 31 Jan 2015
    Maintenance activities are planned for the website (bioone.org) on Saturday, 31 January 2015 . Beginning at 7 am., content and services may be intermittently unavailable for up to four hours. We are sorry for the…
  • Jan 28

    Emerald Insight website maintenance on 31 Jan 2015

    Emerald Insight website maintenance on 31 Jan 2015
    There is a upcoming maintenance on Emerald’s research platform, Emerald Insight, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday 31 January 2015, between 7 am and 11am. During this maintenance window, Emerald Insight will be unavailable…
  • Jan 25

    Try out the new training video resources and new user guide of i-law.com

    Try out the new training video resources and new user guide of i-law.com
    A new user guide in PDF format and a series of online training videos were developed by i-law.com recently to enhance your searching skills and techniques in using i-law.com e-resources anytime anywhere. Training videos focus on four areas…
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/
  • Jan 25

    Court Appoints Counsel in IP Case

    Court Appoints Counsel in IP Case
    Vogue Tyre & Rubber Co. v. Mendez, No. 14 C 5839, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 1, 2014) (Shadur, Sen. J.). Judge Shadur appointed defendant counsel from the N.D. Illinois trial bar with experience in IP cases, after finding that…
  • Jan 23

    Ordinary Meaning Relied Upon When the Patent Does Not Require More than That

    Ordinary Meaning Relied Upon When the Patent Does Not Require More than That
    Sonix Tech. Co., Ltd. V. Pubs. Int’l, Ltd., No. 13 C 2082, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 30, 2014) (St. Eve, J.). Judge St. Eve construed the disputed terms of the patent in suit in this case regarding graphic indicators on a surface that…
  • Jan 21

    Northern District of Illinois Practice Tips Nos. 21-25

    Northern District of Illinois Practice Tips Nos. 21-25
    At the start of the new year, many of us are spending time looking back at where we have come from and forward to where we want to go. As part of that process, many are making resolutions to make 2015 better than ever.  In that spirit,…
Rank this Week: 107

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/
  • Jan 28

    Bridging the Consumption Gap in Legal Technology

    Bridging the Consumption Gap in Legal Technology
    By Stephen BerrentTechnology is powerful. IBM’s super computer Watson won Jeopardy!, and Google’s search engine knows that “a rock is a rock. It’s also a stone, and it could be a boulder. Spell it ‘rokc’…
  • Jan 27

    Explaining Complexities in eDiscovery (Cartoon and Clip)

    Explaining Complexities in eDiscovery (Cartoon and Clip)
    The Cartoon and Clip of the Week for January 28, 2015Daily we read, see and hear more and more about the technologies, tactics and terms of eDiscovery. This week’s cartoon and clip highlights the importance for eDiscovery…
  • Jan 24

    DESI VI Workshop on Machine Learning in E-Discovery & Information Governance

    DESI VI Workshop on Machine Learning in E-Discovery & Information Governance
    Organizing Committee:Jason R. Baron, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; University of MarylandJack G. Conrad, Thomson ReutersAmanda Jones, H5Dave Lewis, David D. Lewis ConsultingDouglas W. Oard, University of MarylandPurpose: The DESI VI…
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/
  • Jan 30

    Partners merger challenge

    Partners merger challenge
    In local Massachusetts news, a state Superior Court judge refused to approve a consent agreement permitting PartnersHealthcare to close its merger with three smaller hospitals. The transactions had been opposed by the MA Attorney General on…
  • Jan 28

    Spin, spin, spin

    Spin, spin, spin
    Yesterday, Yahoo announced a plan to spin off its Alibaba stock in a "tax efficient" spin. Rather than distribute its Alibaba stock directly to shareholders, Yahoo will distribute the stock to a SpinCo. Presumably the only asset of…
  • Jan 13

    The Great Litigation Game

    The Great Litigation Game
    Cain and Solomon have published their paper, A Great Game: The Dynamics of State Competition and Litigation. They find evidence of competition, perhaps inadvertant, for corporate litigation: We theorize a multi-dimensional picture of…
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
  • Jan 30

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para segunda-feira (02)

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para segunda-feira (02)
    Revista Justiça No quadro “Direito Civil”, o tema é direitos e deveres em casos de usufruto. O ouvinte também vai conhecer a campanha lançada pelo Tribunal de Justiça do Mato Grosso do Sul "Neste…
  • Jan 30

    Ministro Celso de Mello divulga voto em RE que discutiu antecedentes criminai

    Ministro Celso de Mello divulga voto em RE que discutiu antecedentes criminai
    Leia a íntegra do voto do ministro Celso de Mello no julgamento do Recurso Extraordinário (RE) 591054, com repercussão geral reconhecida, que firmou a tese de que a existência de inquéritos policiais ou de…
  • Jan 30

    Confira os destaques da TV Justiça para o fim de semana

    Confira os destaques da TV Justiça para o fim de semana
    Sexta-feira, 30/01 20h – Grandes Julgamentos do STF Cobrança de tributos às cooperativas está em pauta no Grandes Julgamentos. O assunto chegou ao Supremo Tribunal Federal com o questionamento da União sobre…
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/
  • Jan 30

    How tort and shareholder litigation impedes medical innovation by biotech startup

    How tort and shareholder litigation impedes medical innovation by biotech startup
    Standish Fleming makes the case. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jan 30

    Will DuPont be hedge fund activism's Waterloo?

    Will DuPont be hedge fund activism's Waterloo?
    There was a very interesting post at Dealbook a couple of days ago, in which the estimable Steven Davidoff Solomon argues that: Shareholder activism is in full roar as hedge funds prowl and companies... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Jan 30

    The Continuing Critique of "The Long-Term Effects of Hedge Fund Activism"

    The Continuing Critique of "The Long-Term Effects of Hedge Fund Activism"
    Yvan Allaire and Francois Dauphin are back with another critique of Bebchuk et al.'s claims about the merits of hedge fund activism: Bebchuk et al. have produced a new version of their paper The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
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
  • Feb 1

    SEC Proposes Increased Thresholds for Exchange Act Registration

    SEC Proposes Increased Thresholds for Exchange Act Registration
    Editor's Note: David Huntington is a partner in the Capital Markets and Securities Group at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. This post is based on a Paul Weiss client memorandum. In December 2014, the SEC proposed rules…
  • Jan 31

    FSOC: Are Asset Managers’ Products and Activities Creating Systemic Risk?

    FSOC: Are Asset Managers’ Products and Activities Creating Systemic Risk?
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and is based on a Debevoise & Plimpton Client Update. In connection with its ongoing evaluation of the asset management industry, the U.S. Financial…
  • Jan 30

    The State of Corporate Governance for 2015

    The State of Corporate Governance for 2015
    Editor's Note: Holly J. Gregory is a partner and co-global coordinator of the Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation group at Sidley Austin LLP. The following post is based on a Sidley update. The balance of power between…
Rank this Week: 116

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Jan 30

    Marriott Can No Longer Block You From Using Your Own Wi-Fi Because That Is Ridiculou

    Marriott Can No Longer Block You From Using Your Own Wi-Fi Because That Is Ridiculou
    It seems that semi-luxurious juggernaut Marriott was not content to charge you exorbitant prices for their wi-fi. They also wanted to make sure you could not use your wi-fi by blocking personal wifi hotspots.
  • Jan 30

    “30 Apps in 30 Minutes” Presentation Material

    “30 Apps in 30 Minutes” Presentation Material
    For the convenience of those in attendance, here are my slides and the list of apps from today's "30 Apps in 30 Minutes" presentation at Minnesota CLE.
  • Jan 30

    Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint Come To Android For Real This Time

    Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint Come To Android For Real This Time
    Where Microsoft’s core Office apps have been free for iOS for a couple months now, Android users have had to cool their heels until yesterday, when Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint finally showed up on the Google Play store. There…
Rank this Week: 117

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/
  • Jan 30

    Breaking News – Phoenix, We Have A Problem

    Breaking News – Phoenix, We Have A Problem
    We’ve just learned that an Arizona appellate court has held, in effect, that the learned intermediary rule can’t apply in direct to consumer cases because it – get this – it supposedly violates the Uniform Contribution…
  • Jan 30

    Not The End Of Weeks But A Start

    Not The End Of Weeks But A Start
                It feels like we have been talking about Weeksfor years.  Two slightly different versions of the same decision have allowed the “innovator liability” theory…
  • Jan 29

    Opt-out Out of Court: Northern District of West Virginia Dispatches Lexapro Warnings Case

    Opt-out Out of Court: Northern District of West Virginia Dispatches Lexapro Warnings Case
    We are pleased to have left the bullpen and joined the starting rotation of contributors to this blog.  We will strive for the relevance and style our colleagues’ posts consistently display.  We adopted a Drug and Device…
Rank this Week: 118

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: 119

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

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

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • 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…
  • Nov 16

    ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and Established Angel Group Certification

    ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and Established Angel Group Certification
    I've just listened to an archived recording of an excellent webinar presented by the Angel Capital Association last week (I had intended to listen in real time, but got pulled away): ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and…
  • Nov 4

    A Sestina About Copyright

    A Sestina About Copyright
    Sestinas are all about copyright!
Rank this Week: 121

NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

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

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
  • Jan 8

    The power of remittitur

    The power of remittitur
    Law Lessons from Mickens v. Misdom and City of Elizabeth, __ N.J. Super. __ (App. Div. 2015), Docket No. A-0326-13T3, January 7, 2015: The legal principles outlined in He v. Miller, 207 N.J. 230 (2011), are: The power of remittitur is not to…
  • Jan 7

    The New Jersey Tort Claims Act

    The New Jersey Tort Claims Act
    Law Lessons from Wilson v. Podeia, App. Div., January 6, 2015: The Supreme Court has consistently construed the New Jersey Tort Claims Act (TCA), N.J.S.A. 59:1-1 to 12-3, to favor immunity for public entities as the rule and the imposition of…
  • Jan 6

    Law on relocation

    Law on relocation
    Law Lessons from Hammond v. Hammond, App. Div., No. A-4791-12T3, January 2, 2015: Our law on relocation is well established. When children are natives of New Jersey, judicial approval is required to authorize their relocation to another…
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 1

    Appointment to the bench is not a licence for judges to be gratuitously rude to those appearing before them

    Appointment to the bench is not a licence for judges to be gratuitously rude to those appearing before them
    The target of this barb was the case management style of HHJ Dodds. The author, one of three Judges of Appeal empanelled in Re A (Children) [29 January 2015] (we will have to await a full judgment to discover which as – so far –…
  • Jan 30

    Dogfight continues: Strasbourg not happy with EU Court on accession to ECHR

    Dogfight continues: Strasbourg not happy with EU Court on accession to ECHR
    Unsurprisingly, the Opinion of the EU Court (just before Christmas – my post here) that the proposed accession of the EU to the ECHR on current terms would be unlawful has not gone down well in Strasbourg. An excellent post…
  • Jan 29

    Human rights: a reality check

    Human rights: a reality check
    Most law undergraduates are familiar with Jeremy Bentham’s dismissal of natural rights as “nonsense on stilts”.  This is a slight misrepresentation of what he said, which was that “Natural rights is simple…
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/
  • Jan 30

    Med Mal Suit Over Joan Rivers' Death

    Med Mal Suit Over Joan Rivers' Death
    Melissa Rivers, daughter of comedian Joan Rivers, has instituted a lawsuit claiming medical malpractice against the clinic where Joan Rivers was undergoing surgery at the time of her death, and the doctor who performed it. There are…
  • Jan 29

    Dorfman on the Philosophical Foundation of Tort Law

    Dorfman on the Philosophical Foundation of Tort Law
    Avi Dorfman (Tel Aviv) has posted to SSRN New Philosophical Foundations of Tort Law?. The abstract provides: In this critical piece I take stock of current understandings of five basic distinctions in the theoretical study of tort law: First,…
  • Jan 28

    NE: "Total Idiot" Not Defamatory

    NE: "Total Idiot" Not Defamatory
    The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of a libel lawsuit based on an e-mail in which a home inspector was called a "total idiot." Olson/Overlawyered
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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 9

    The Senate Committee Study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program

    The Senate Committee Study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program
    In December 2014, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released its study on the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program. Among the many infractions alleged were unlawful torture, coverups, wrongful detention, and unauthorized…
  • Dec 26

    Animals’ Writ of Habeas Corpus: Autonomy, Self Determination, and Chimpanzee

    Animals’ Writ of Habeas Corpus: Autonomy, Self Determination, and Chimpanzee
    On December 2, 2013, the first ever lawsuit on behalf of captive chimpanzees was filed in the New York Supreme Court. The objective of that lawsuit was to grant Tommy (a chimpanzee) bodily freedom through a common law writ of habeas corpus.…
Rank this Week: 125

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Jan 30

    S.F. Cops Arrest Public Defender for Publicly Defending

    S.F. Cops Arrest Public Defender for Publicly Defending
    The officer's explanation to the lawyer at the time was that if she didn't stop objecting to what he wanted to do, "I will arrest you for resisting arrest." That either made sense to him or he just didn't…
  • Jan 29

    TSA Saves Public From Air Pirates!

    TSA Saves Public From Air Pirates!
    Hey you guys, the TSA has released its annual Look What We Found summary, and it turns out they found a lot of things! Like this cannon! Cannons are prohibited, of course, because of the obvious risk that the…
  • Jan 28

    Assorted Stupidity #71

    Assorted Stupidity #71
    "Drunken trombone-playing clown fires gun from garage, police say." A great headline and also basically the entire story. What more do you need? Speaking of headlines, how about "Accused crayfish thief caught 'waving it down Melbourne…
Rank this Week: 126

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Feb 1

    Preserving Your Legacy and Estate – Paying for long term care without breaking the bank.

    Preserving Your Legacy and Estate – Paying for long term care without breaking the bank.
    Max Gottlieb was kind enough to offer to write a guest article.  We thank him for the below article. Many seniors in the United States will have to find ways to pay for long term care that they need, either in an institutionalized…
  • Jan 31

    ObamaCare Benefit

    ObamaCare Benefit
    Vox reported that the 2014 Commonwealth Fund (which surveys Americans on how difficult it is to afford medical care) shows the number of Americans who say they can afford the health care they need went up for the…
  • Jan 30

    Cost of Electronic Health Record

    Cost of Electronic Health Record
    McKnights had an interesting article about the cost of getting a copy of your own medical records.  Long-term care providers that charge people to access their electronic health records might be violating federal law, according to the…
Rank this Week: 127

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/
  • Jan 28

    Conference on the CISG at 35

    Conference on the CISG at 35
    Global Sales Law Conference: The CISG at 35: Challenges Today Friday, January 30, 2015 Please join us on Friday, Jan. 30 on campus at Georgetown University Law Center for the Global Sales Law Conference: The CISG at 35: Challenges Today....
  • Jan 27

    A Contract to Kill but no Intent to

    A Contract to Kill but no Intent to
    A young Norwegian man has been fined $1,300 for accepting a contract to kill without the intent to follow up on it. Yes, you read that right: all the authorities could charge this man with was contractual fraud. Another 21-year...
  • Jan 27

    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 1 339 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
  • Jan 31

    United States: The Company Computer System, the Employee and Email Privacy – Susan Brenner

    United States: The Company Computer System, the Employee and Email Privacy – Susan Brenner
    This post examines an opinion the California Court of Appeals for the Second District recently issued in a civil case:  American International Group, Inc. v. Superior Court, 2014 WL 7463887 [doc]. The court begins by explaining…
  • Jan 30

    None of us are exempt from following media guidelines on reporting suicide – Alexandra Pitman

    None of us are exempt from following media guidelines on reporting suicide – Alexandra Pitman
    An article published last month in the mental health research journal Crisis reviewed arts journalists’ reporting of suicide when writing about painters who had died in this way, and concluded that they had failed to adhere to media…
  • Jan 29

    Intimate Images and Consent – Alex Cochrane

    Intimate Images and Consent – Alex Cochrane
    Last week, there were whispers on social media that The Sun newspaper had made an editorial decision to axe page 3. These rumours appeared to be confirmed as fact when The Times, a sibling newspaper of The Sun, reported the decision. …
Rank this Week: 130

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
Rank this Week: 131

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jan 31

    Embryo Donation

    Embryo Donation
    From KPRC Houston: For Natalie and Brandon Champagne, the question was not if they would become parents, but rather how they would become parents. "Brandon had leukemia as a child and some of the treatments that he received, we knew...
  • Jan 30

    Marriage and Consquence

    Marriage and Consquence
    From Erez Aloni (Whittier Law School), writing for the Guardian: Even as social conservatives pontificate on preserving the sanctity of marriage and the importance of making divorce once again more difficult, other conservatives have launched…
  • Jan 29

    Adopting Older Children

    Adopting Older Children
    From Newsmax.com: Babies are a hot commodity and so scarce here in the U.S. that some prospective adoptive parents will spend thousands of dollars to adopt a baby from overseas — while older children are ignored and left behind. But...
Rank this Week: 132

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 133

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

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

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    Job Posting: Department of Education

    Job Posting: Department of Education
    The U.S. Department of Education's Alternative Dispute Resolution Center is hiring an Ombudsman. The incumbent practices to IOA standards and serves as an Ombuds for staff with employment disputes before the formal complaint stage. The…
  • Jan 26

    CPR 2015 Annual Meeting in San Diego Will Feature Panel of Ombud

    CPR 2015 Annual Meeting in San Diego Will Feature Panel of Ombud
    The next meeting of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution will include a panel session on Ombuds.  The conference is set for February 19-21 at The Lodge at Torrey Pines.The employment session on February 19,…
  • Jan 14

    Oslo and Akershus University College Names First Ombud

    Oslo and Akershus University College Names First Ombud
    Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus, "HiOA"), Norway's largest public university has appointed its first Studentombud: Anita Tøien Johansen. She will serve a student population…
Rank this Week: 134

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/
  • Jan 30

    Coast Guard Medevacs Passenger from NCL's Norwegian Gem

    Coast Guard Medevacs Passenger from NCL's Norwegian Gem
    The Defense Video and Imagery Services reports that the U.S. Coast Guard rescued a 66 year old passenger from a Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) cruise ship last night approximately 220 miles in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of North…
  • Jan 30

    Caribbean Cruise Line Scam?

    Caribbean Cruise Line Scam?
    NBC 6 is airing a story about Caribbean Cruise Line alleging that the company routinely offers essentially "free" cruises via unsolicited phone calls or vouchers in the mail, and deceives the public by not disclosing hidden fees.  It…
  • Jan 29

    Death on the Carnival Dream

    Death on the Carnival Dream
    We have been contacted by a half-dozen passengers from the Carnival Dream ship sailing out of New Orleans. They have inquired about the death of a 30 year-old man (passenger) sailing with his wife and other couples.  He apparently fell…
Rank this Week: 135