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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/
  • Dec 17

    ‘Tis the Season of Giving

    ‘Tis the Season of Giving
    As the holidays quickly approach, Canadians begin to turn their minds to everything the holiday season brings – parties, food and drink, and quality time with others. During the holidays, people also think about charity- giving their…
  • Dec 16

    Hull on Estates #400 – Releases and the distribution of an estate

    Hull on Estates #400 – Releases and the distribution of an estate
    Listen to Hull on Estates #400 – Releases and the distribution of an estate Today on Hull on Estates, Paul Trudelle and Stuart Clark discuss the recent article “Release Me: An analysis of the law surrounding the use of releases in…
  • Dec 15

    A Cautionary Tale on Separating Legal Cost

    A Cautionary Tale on Separating Legal Cost
    The recent decision in Georganes v. Bludd 2014 ONSC 4655 (CanLII) addresses the issue of the entitlement of an Estate Trustee (in defending litigation) to have their legal fees paid by the Estate, despite having a personal interest in the…
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

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

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

    Apply for a Fellowship at Harvard

    Apply for a Fellowship at Harvard
    PROJECT ON THE FOUNDATIONS OF PRIVATE LAW POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP, 2015-2017 PURPOSE: The Project on the Foundations of Private Law is an interdisciplinary research program at Harvard Law School dedicated to scholarly research in private law.…
  • Dec 16

    Holligan on the Criminalization of Squatting

    Holligan on the Criminalization of Squatting
    Bonnie Holligan (Sussex) has posted Criminalisation of Squatting: Scottish Lessons? (Book Chapter) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: “Squatting” has long been a criminal offence in Scotland, with the relevant legislation dating back to…
  • Dec 15

    A Hot Water Hypo

    A Hot Water Hypo
    From the NY Times Real Estate section: Q. I rent an apartment on the fifth floor of a six-story, prewar apartment building. I’ve always had an ample supply of hot water, but it takes a very, very long time to...
Rank this Week: 93

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: 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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 26

    Drunk Driver Causes Wrong-Way Crash Seriously Injuring Two

    Drunk Driver Causes Wrong-Way Crash Seriously Injuring Two
    On Sunday, August 24 at 4:30 a.m., a driver traveling on Highway 66 in Rowlett was going the wrong way when he crashed into another vehicle. The drunk driver injured himself and two others, resulting in hospitalization at Baylor Regional…
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/
  • Dec 7

    Request for Submissions: National Business Law Scholars Conference

    Request for Submissions: National Business Law Scholars Conference
    National Business Law Scholars Conference Thursday & Friday, June 4-5, 2015 Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ This is the sixth annual meeting of the NBLSC, a conference which annually draws together legal scholars from…
  • Dec 7

    Request for Submissions: Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum

    Request for Submissions: Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum
    Professor Adriaan Lani forwarded me the following announcement about the Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum, which offers an exciting venue for junior scholars to present their work: Yale, Stanford, and Harvard Law Schools announce…
  • Dec 7

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Holly Baird, Comment, The Preculsive Effect of Disgorgement Orders in Non- Dischargeability Actions Under Section 523(a)(19), 30 Emory…
Rank this Week: 96

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Dec 1

    New settlement approval and attorneys' fees opinion: Laffitte v. Robert Half International Inc.

    New settlement approval and attorneys' fees opinion: Laffitte v. Robert Half International Inc.
    In Laffitte v. Robert Half International Inc., ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Oct. 29, 2014; pub. ord. Nov. 21, 2014), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Seven) confirmed the continuing vitality of the percentage-of-the-fund…
  • Oct 30

    Contract attorney position available with my firm

    Contract attorney position available with my firm
    The Kralowec Law Group has an immediate opening for a contract attorney to assist with projects in pending class action matters. The ideal candidate will have at least 4-5 years of litigation experience, excellent research and writing skills,…
  • Oct 16

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

    New UCL primary jurisdiction opinion: Guerrero v. Pacific Gas & Elec. Co.
    In Guerrero v. Pacific Gas & Electric Co., ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Oct. 10, 2014), the Court of Appeal (First Appellate District, Division Three) affirmed the trial court's ruling that allowing the plaintiff's UCL claim against PG&E to…
Rank this Week: 97

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: 98

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Dec 17

    Suit Filed in E. coli Death

    Suit Filed in E. coli Death
    AP reports that our clients, Melissa and Andrew Kay, whose 8-year-old son Joshua died after eating ground beef contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 filed suit against Whole Foods Market and... Continue Reading
  • Dec 17

    Salmonella Sprouts Sicken More – Again

    Salmonella Sprouts Sicken More – Again
    The CDC reports as of December 15, 2014, a total of 111 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Enteritidis have been reported from 12 states. Connecticut (8), Maine... Continue Reading
  • Dec 17

    New Study Shows Real Risks of Raw Milk Consumption

    New Study Shows Real Risks of Raw Milk Consumption
    A new study finds that between 2010 and 2012, five percent of all U.S. food-borne outbreaks with a known source were tied to raw milk.  The research is in the... Continue Reading
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

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/
  • Dec 17

    eBay Isn’t Liable for Selling Recalled Merchandise–Hinton v. Amazon

    eBay Isn’t Liable for Selling Recalled Merchandise–Hinton v. Amazon
    Due to Section 230, eBay generally isn’t liable when its merchants sell problematic goods. I believe the earliest ruling establishing this proposition is Stoner v. eBay, a 2000 case over bootleg recordings. More recently, in 2011, a…
  • Dec 16

    First Amendment Bars School Discipline For Student’s Rap Video About School Coache

    First Amendment Bars School Discipline For Student’s Rap Video About School Coache
    Bell was a student at Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton, Mississippi. A few female students told Bell that two male athletic coaches had made inappropriate comments toward them. Bell, an aspiring rapper, made a video about the two…
  • Dec 15

    Lawyer Disciplined for Sending Facebook Message to Adverse Party

    Lawyer Disciplined for Sending Facebook Message to Adverse Party
    An 18 year old had sex with a co-worker and ended up pregnant. She gave up the baby for adoption, but the biological father did not consent. The mother had signed an adoption consent form. Prior to the date of...
Rank this Week: 101

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/
  • Dec 2

    The Irrational Fear of Artificial Will

    The Irrational Fear of Artificial Will
    Image [cc] - agsandrew  A lot has been made of Elon Musk's recent comments about Artificial Intelligence being a greater risk than "nukes". And no less an intellect than Stephen Hawking recently echoed that sentiment. I've…
  • Nov 25

    Using Novelty, Surprise, and Shock to Change Behavior

    Using Novelty, Surprise, and Shock to Change Behavior
    Image [cc] Brainware3000 As I was going through my Facebook feed this morning, I noticed an update from Amy Hale-Janeke that pointed to an article on "How to Stop Annoying Behaviors and Handle Offensive People." For strictly research purposes…
  • Nov 13

    Lex Machina and the Wave of Legal Research and Analytics Resource

    Lex Machina and the Wave of Legal Research and Analytics Resource
    Image [cc] Giulia ForsytheThere are very few legal research and analytic platforms that are truly unique, ground-breaking, advantage-giving resources. One of the newer products out there that does seem to fit this category is Lex…
Rank this Week: 102

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: 103

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

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

    Woman Killed in Irvine Pedestrian Accident

    Woman Killed in Irvine Pedestrian Accident
    Oanh Tranh, 47, of Costa Mesa, was killed in an Irvine pedestrian accident after a vehicle hit her on the sidewalk. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the fatal accident occurred the morning of December 10, 2014 on…
  • Dec 9

    Discussion Revived about Link Between Brain Injury and Mental Instability

    Discussion Revived about Link Between Brain Injury and Mental Instability
    Recently, the news of Ohio State University football player Kosta Karageorge has once again raised the important issue of the link between traumatic brain injuries and mental instability. According to an NBC News report, Karageorge allegedly…
  • Dec 8

    Workers Critically Injured in Irvine Construction Site

    Workers Critically Injured in Irvine Construction Site
    Two construction workers are in critical condition after they were electrocuted at an Irvine worksite, The Orange County Register reported. Officials said the incident occurred the night of December 5, 2014 at the corner of Harvard Avenue and…
Rank this Week: 104

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
  • Dec 17

    Access the latest Sociology Research, Routledge

    Access the latest Sociology Research, Routledge
    Explore the Virtual Special Issue: Anthropology Beyond Boundaries Anthropology has a long and deep relationship with the journal Economy and Society that stretches from its first issues. Within its pages ethnography has been brought to bear…
  • Dec 16

    Human rights awareness month case map

    Human rights awareness month case map
    To raise the awareness on human rights, Oxford University Press have recently produced a map of pins indicating 50 key human rights international cases from around the world, http://blog.oup.com/2014/12/human-rights-awareness-month-case-map/,…
  • Dec 15

    Latest news from Migration Policy Institute

    Latest news from Migration Policy Institute
    It’s that time of year again, when the Migration Policy Institute’s online journal, the Migration Information Source, kicks off its annual countdown of the Top 10 Migration Issues of 2014. This year,  Migration Policy…
Rank this Week: 105

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
  • Dec 16

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Bailey

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Bailey
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WITHOUT CONSENT DA 14-0287, 2014 MT 331N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. ERIC LAT BAILEY, Defendant and…
  • Dec 16

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Burgess v. Bryan

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Burgess v. Bryan
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – OTHER DA 14-0294, 2014 MT 330N, BRANDY BURGESS and AMY BURGESS SMITH, Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. MARK BRYAN, Defendant and Appellee.
  • Dec 16

    OPINION AND ORDER: State v. Johnston

    OPINION AND ORDER: State v. Johnston
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion and Order in the following matter: CRIMINAL – INCEST DA 13-0587, 2014 MT 329, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. BRIAN ANTHONY JOHNSTON, Defendant and Appellant.
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/
  • Dec 17

    Court Sua Sponte Strikes Portions of Answer

    Court Sua Sponte Strikes Portions of Answer
    Vogue Tyre & Rubber Co. v. Mendez, No. 14 C 5839, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 27, 2014) (Shadur, Sen. J.). Judge Shadur sua sponte struck portions of defendant’s answer and dismissed certain affirmative defenses as follows: The Court…
  • Dec 12

    District Court Claim Constructions Not Controlling

    District Court Claim Constructions Not Controlling
    Costar Realty Info., Inc. v. CIVIX-DDI, LLC, Nos. 12 C 4968, 7091 & 8632, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 23, 2013) (Holderman, Sen. J.). Judge Holderman construed the disputed claim terms in this patent case involving methods of locating points…
  • Dec 10

    Nominative Fair Use Not Decided on Motion to Dismi

    Nominative Fair Use Not Decided on Motion to Dismi
    Slep-Tone Ent. Corp. v. Elmwood Enterprises, Inc., No. 13 C 7346, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Apr. 21, 2014) (Lefkow, J.). Judge Lefkow denied defendant Elmwood’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) & (7) motion to dismiss plaintiff Slep-Tone’s…
Rank this Week: 107

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Dec 16

    Forum Selection through an Agency Len

    Forum Selection through an Agency Len
    Deborah Demott has an addition to the whole forum selection clause debate with her new paper Forum Selection Bylaw Refracted Through an Agency Lens. Here's the abstract: Forum-selection bylaws are controversial when they are unilaterally…
  • Dec 8

    Determining the standard of review

    Determining the standard of review
    Gibson Dunn recently posted this very helpful chart over at the HLS Governance Project as a cheat sheet for determining which standard of review a challenged transaction will likely get. For the same chart - but with all the footnotes...
  • Dec 8

    Delaware Arbitration Makes a Comeback

    Delaware Arbitration Makes a Comeback
    News from Delaware is that Delaware's Chancery arbitration procedure is making a comeback, but this time without the Chancery bit. According to DelawareOnline, Chief Justice Strine said: [T]he new arbitration program will not involve…
Rank this Week: 108

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: 109

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/
  • Dec 12

    eDiscovery Vendor Viability: Comparisons Beyond Technology and Talent

    eDiscovery Vendor Viability: Comparisons Beyond Technology and Talent
    By Rob RobinsonIn an effort to help eDiscovery decision makers evaluate and compare both the immediate and long term success potential of electronic discovery vendors, the following considerations, shared in a formulaic manner to allow…
  • Dec 11

    The Impact Of Privacy Liability (Cartoon and Clip)

    The Impact Of Privacy Liability (Cartoon and Clip)
    The Cartoon and Clip of the Week for December 10, 2014Daily we read, see and hear more and more about the challenges associated with privacy regulation and liability. This week’s cartoon and clip highlights one public example of holiday…
  • Dec 10

    Got the ECM “Bends”? Head About to Explode?

    Got the ECM “Bends”? Head About to Explode?
    By John MartinECM users sometimes have the Info Gov equivalent of the deep sea diving “bends” that occur when divers ascend too quickly after deep dives and the gas that had been compressed in their bodies decompresses causing…
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
Rank this Week: 111

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: 112

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Dec 17

    Some Legal Questions about Corporate v Nation-State War

    Some Legal Questions about Corporate v Nation-State War
    The idea of corporate versus nation-state Suppose the CEO and board of directors of Sony decided that North Korea is responsible for the hacking to which they've been subjected and decided to hit... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Dec 17

    The Interview probably sucks, but it's your duty to see it (I guess)

    The Interview probably sucks, but it's your duty to see it (I guess)
    Twitter exchange: The third-rate threats of a fifth-rate dictatorship should not keep Americans from their movie theaters: http://t.co/s9Al7vWwnD — Walter Russell Mead (@wrmead) December 17, 2014... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Dec 17

    Pity the poor professor

    Pity the poor professor
    Professors need coddling too these days, but heartless administrators don't care: Leon Rothberg, Ph.D., a 58-year-old professor of English Literature at Ohio State University, was shocked and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 113

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
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

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Dec 17

    The Lawyerist Podcast Preview

    The Lawyerist Podcast Preview
    We are excited to announce the launch in January of the Lawyerist Podcast, a weekly show about lawyering and law practice hosted by Sam Glover and Aaron Street.
  • Dec 16

    Retirement Options for Solo and Small Law Firm

    Retirement Options for Solo and Small Law Firm
    Going solo does not mean foregoing a comfortable retirement. There are plenty of options to make sure you aren't litigating on your death bed.
  • Dec 15

    Adam Reposa Shows the Absurdity of Lawyer Advertising Oversight (NSFW)

    Adam Reposa Shows the Absurdity of Lawyer Advertising Oversight (NSFW)
    Adam Reposa is kind of insane.1 However, he definitely knows how to make a point. The above video (starting at 4:00) shows Reposa’s conversation with the Texas Advertising Review Committee about his request to use DWI-KING as…
Rank this Week: 116

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

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

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Dec 17

    Takeaways from the Past Year of SEC Private Equity Enforcement

    Takeaways from the Past Year of SEC Private Equity Enforcement
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from John J. Sikora, partner in the Litigation Department at Latham & Watkins LLP, and is based on a Latham & Watkins publication authored by Mr. Sikora and Nabil Sabki. After a year of…
  • Dec 17

    When Are Powerful CEOs Beneficial?

    When Are Powerful CEOs Beneficial?
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Minwen Li and Yao Lu, both of the Department of Finance at Tsinghua University, and Gordon Phillips, Professor of Finance at the University of Southern California. In our paper, CEOs and…
  • Dec 16

    Second Circuit Overturns Insider Trading Conviction

    Second Circuit Overturns Insider Trading Conviction
    Editor's Note: John F. Savarese is a partner in the Litigation Department of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. This post is based on a Wachtell Lipton firm memorandum by Mr. Savarese, Wayne M. Carlin, and David B. Anders. Earlier today…
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/
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/
  • 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!
  • Oct 26

    Alan Bennett's anthology of six English poet

    Alan Bennett's anthology of six English poet
    Thanks to a London nephew, I'm reading Six Poets: Hardy to Larkin, an anthology of poems by Hardy, Housman, Betjeman, Auden, MacNeice and Larkin, chosen by the English playwright Alan Bennett, with commentary by Bennett between each presented…
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NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

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

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
Rank this Week: 122

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Dec 17

    IN: Constitutional Challenge to Damages Cap

    IN: Constitutional Challenge to Damages Cap
    Like many jurisdictions, Indiana has a tort claims act. Pursuant to Indiana's version, the maximum total payout to victims for any single event is $5M. In 2011, a stage at the Indiana State Fair collapsed; 62 victims have been paid...
  • Dec 16

    Harvard Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Private Law

    Harvard Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Private Law
    The Harvard Law School Program on Private Law is seeking applicants for a post-doctoral fellowship. Information is here: Download PostdoctoralFellowshipinPrivateLawCallforApp
  • Dec 15

    CA: No Duty in Failure-to-Warn, Take-Home Asbestos Case

    CA: No Duty in Failure-to-Warn, Take-Home Asbestos Case
    A California appellate court has concluded there is no duty on the part of a premises owner to warn of take-home asbestos dangers. The court was concerned about "limitless liability." A dissenter argued the Rowland factors establish…
Rank this Week: 123

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
  • Dec 17

    Exceptional legal aid funding should not be limited to extreme cases – Court of Appeal

    Exceptional legal aid funding should not be limited to extreme cases – Court of Appeal
    R (on the application of) Gudanaviciene and others v The Director of Legal Aid Casework and others [2014] EWCA Civ 1622 – read judgment The Court of Appeal has ruled that the Lord Chancellor’s Guidance on exceptional funding…
  • Dec 17

    Jehovah’s Witnesses, and judicial review being a last resort

    Jehovah’s Witnesses, and judicial review being a last resort
    R (o.t.a WATCH TOWER BIBLE & TRACT SOCIETY OF BRITAIN) v CHARITY COMMISSION, 12 December 2014, Dove J, no transcript yet available, summary on Lawtel (£) Judicial review is an excellent and flexible remedy, filling…
  • Dec 15

    Judge orders blood transfusion for Jehovah’s Witness child

    Judge orders blood transfusion for Jehovah’s Witness child
    An NHS Trust v Child B and Mr and Mrs B [2014] EWHC 3486 (Fam) – read judgment I posted earlier this year a discussion of Ian McEwan’s pellucid and moving account of the difficulties encountered by judges when steering…
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/
  • Dec 12

    Senators Weigh In on Immigration, The Constitution, and Obama's Executive Order

    Senators Weigh In on Immigration, The Constitution, and Obama's Executive Order
    On November 20, President Obama announced his intention to execute an Executive Order potentially offering deferred deportation for nearly five million illegal immigrants. Since that time, opposing forces have challenged the constitutionality…
  • Nov 28

    Net Neutrality

    Net Neutrality
    On the coattails of presidential support and possible regulations from the Federal Communications Commission, Net Neutrality makes its way back into public debate. Proponents claim it will keep the internet a level playing field while…
  • Nov 14

    Quarantine and Isolation: How Federal and State Powers Fight Ebola

    Quarantine and Isolation: How Federal and State Powers Fight Ebola
    Federal and State governing authorities have the power to quarantine an individual under the suspicion that person has Ebola and could possibly spread it to others. But what if the government is wrong? Is there redress for people held against…
Rank this Week: 125

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Dec 17

    Mom Calls C-SPAN Show to Tell Her Sons to Get Along

    Mom Calls C-SPAN Show to Tell Her Sons to Get Along
    Connection to the law: tenuous. But too good not to mention. The set-up: two brothers, one Republican, one Democrat, were on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" show yesterday, talking (and of course arguing) about bipartisanship. This show allows…
  • Dec 16

    Pet Piercing Will Soon Be Illegal in New York

    Pet Piercing Will Soon Be Illegal in New York
    At first I hesitated to post this, out of concern that it might prompt people to run out and get their pets pierced while they still can. But then I decided that anybody who would do that probably has…
  • Dec 15

    What Does a Security-Camera Thief Look Like?

    What Does a Security-Camera Thief Look Like?
    Well, one of them looks like this: According to the BBC (thanks, Harry), this guy stole two CCTV cameras on Sunday, taking his own mugshot in the process. The image was first posted on the police department's Facebook page,…
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/
  • Dec 17

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Lindsey D. Blanchard, Charitable Nonprofits' Use of Noncompetition Agreements: Having the Best of Both Worlds, 44 Golden Gate U. L. Rev. 277 (2014) Wenqing Liao, Efficient Breach in the Common European Sales Law, 41 Syracuse J. Int'l L. &…
  • Dec 16

    Call for Applications: Project on the Foundations of Private Law

    Call for Applications: Project on the Foundations of Private Law
    Harvard Law School POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP, 2015-2017 PURPOSE: The Project on the Foundations of Private Law is an interdisciplinary research program at Harvard Law School dedicated to scholarly research in private law. Applicants should be…
  • Dec 15

    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 1 451 Use and Perception of International Commercial Mediation and Conciliation: A Preliminary Report on Issues Relating to the Proposed…
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South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Dec 17

    Lawsuits Alleging Overmedication

    Lawsuits Alleging Overmedication
    NPR reported on the federal lawsuit against two Watsonville, Calif., nursing homes which offers a new approach to dealing with the persistent problem of such facilities overmedicating their residents.  The lawsuit details…
  • Dec 16

    Another NPR Article on Over-medication

    Another NPR Article on Over-medication
    NPR continued its reporting on the problem of over-medication in nursing homes throughout the country.  One of the worst fears we have for our parents or for ourselves is that we will end up in a nursing home, drugged into a stupor.…
  • Dec 15

    Prohibition of Chemical Restraints Not Enforced

    Prohibition of Chemical Restraints Not Enforced
    NPR followed up with an article explaining how nursing homes do not get penalized for over-medication that causes sedation, lethargy, and related health problems.  Antipsychotic drugs for older people with Alzheimer’s or other…
Rank this Week: 128

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

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

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 129

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

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

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

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Dec 1

    Illinois Brick Goes Global

    Illinois Brick Goes Global
    Dear Blawgletterati: A rebuke Drop dead, the Seventh Circuit on November 26 told U.S. firms that want to collect treble damages under the Sherman Act for fixing prices on their foreign subs' purchases overseas. Either have your subs buy…
  • Nov 17

    Would You Watch an Ad to Read this Post? Another Patent Fails Alice Corp.'s Airy Test for Unpatentable "Abstract Ideas"

    Would You Watch an Ad to Read this Post? Another Patent Fails Alice Corp.'s Airy Test for Unpatentable "Abstract Ideas"
    A whiter shade of pale Patents that define ways to make money through commerce on the Internet never have gotten much respect. In the last year, a series of rulings by the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court bled much...
  • Nov 10

    Twombly's Remorse?

    Twombly's Remorse?
    Has the United States Supreme Court backed away from its landmark toughening of the test for pleading a claim in Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544 (2007)? The signs point to yes. Sort of. Twombly's record Counting today's...
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/
  • Dec 1

    Billion $ Divorce

    Billion $ Divorce
    From Sean Williams (University of Texas), guest blogging for Concurring Opinions: A few weeks ago, an Oklahoma judge was tasked with dividing Harold and Sue Ann Hamm’s $2Billion marital estate. And the judge’s only guidance was to divide…
  • Nov 27

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Nov 22

    Public Service Announcement in China

    Public Service Announcement in China
    A shampoo ad doubles as a public service announcement against divorce in China--see it here. MR
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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/
  • Dec 17

    ENOHE Calls for 2015 Paper

    ENOHE Calls for 2015 Paper
    The European Network of Ombudsmen in Higher Education is inviting submissions for its 2015 annual conference to be held in Innsbruck, Austria on May 28-30, 2015 .  The theme is: "Years of Solitude? University Ombudsmen‘s Pioneering…
  • Dec 17

    Job Posting: Department of Energy

    Job Posting: Department of Energy
    The department responsible for U.S. energy and nuclear safety policies is hiring two Associate Ombudsmen. The positions are based in the DOE Office of the Ombudsman in Washington, DC, and serve all DOE federal employees, world-wide. The…
  • Dec 17

    "ADR as First Career" Interviews Kaiser Ombud

    "ADR as First Career" Interviews Kaiser Ombud
    Back in September, the video blog about professional who started their careers in the ADR field, featured Annalisa Peterson, a Health Care Ombuds/Mediator with Kaiser Permanente in Northern California.  Peterson talks a about her…
Rank this Week: 134

Charon QC

Charon QC

Mix of legal ephemera and comment.

http://charonqc.wordpress.com
  • Oct 11

    Tweet du Jour…

    Tweet du Jour…
    I really must get back to some ‘sensible’ blogging.  I shall find my Panama Hat which aids thinking while writing and do so… I note that a future prime minister and the present ‘incumbent’ are in this…
  • Oct 11

    Rive Gauche: A bit of “Shagger”

    Rive Gauche: A bit of “Shagger”
    Came across this Lord Shagger nonsense while ‘perusing’ my Charon files.  I think I may have to do a few more Lord Shagger posts now that the legal year is under way.  I may even be able to do/shoehorn in some vaguely…
  • Oct 10

    Rive Gauche: Fancy some Pommes du Tories with your Kipper, Mr Carswell?

    Rive Gauche: Fancy some Pommes du Tories with your Kipper, Mr Carswell?
    Back later with some more nonsense..
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