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Beyond the Underground

Beyond the Underground

Covers legal news, politics, and whimsy. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.legalunderground.com
  • Nov 28

    MEANWHILE IN AUSTIN'S

    MEANWHILE IN AUSTIN'S
    MEANWHILE, IN AUSTIN'S STUDIO IN KANSAS CITY . . . Here's a shot of the inside of Austin's studio in Kansas City, with scattered self-portraits in oil done for a recent assignment--
  • Nov 28

    SELECTIONS FROM MY

    SELECTIONS FROM MY
    SELECTIONS FROM MY SKETCHBOOK . . . I haven't posted much "artwork" lately, though I'm still in the thrall of a drawing compulsion, which began when conversations about art with my son Austin (of the trip to Costa Rica),…
  • Nov 27

    TYPES OF LAWYERS

    TYPES OF LAWYERS
    TYPES OF LAWYERS #8: THE PARTNER WHO GOLFS . . . Shhh! The partner-who-golfs is teeing off, and he never likes it when you chuckle during his backswing. So you don't. Instead, you stand quietly as he adjusts his unorthodox stance,…
Rank this Week: 73

California Labor & Employment…

California Labor & Employment Law Blog

Covers arbitration agreements, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, hiring, termination, employee leave, and wage and hour issues. By Carlton DiSante & Freudenberger.

http://www.callaborlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 71

Texas Construction Accident Blog

Texas Construction Accident Blog

Covers Texas construction accidents and workplace safety. By E. Michael Grossman.

http://www.texas-construction-accident-attorney.com
  • Nov 15

    Fort Worth, TX Workers Injured by Falling Awning at Abandoned Store

    Fort Worth, TX Workers Injured by Falling Awning at Abandoned Store
    Two workers were injured in Fort Worth, TX by a falling awning on November 14, 2012. The workers were attempting to remove the awning as part of a renovation project for Gateway Church at an abandoned grocery store. The men sustained nonfatal…
  • Nov 12

    John Goode Killed At Stephen F. Austin University After Tree-Cutting Accident

    John Goode Killed At Stephen F. Austin University After Tree-Cutting Accident
    According to local news reports, 39-year old John Goode, an employee of Drewery Tree Service’s tree cutting business, was killed on November 9, 2012 after a work accident. Goode was trimming trees at Stephen F. Austin University and was at…
  • Nov 8

    Amarillo, TX Mechanic Injured After 18-Wheeler Falls On Him

    Amarillo, TX Mechanic Injured After 18-Wheeler Falls On Him
    Amarillo, TX news reports said that a 28-year old mechanic, who was not named, was injured on November 7, 2012 at a local garage after the 18-wheeler that he working underneath fell on top of him. The mechanic reportedly sustained critical,…
Rank this Week: 55

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library…

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library Blog

Features legal news and research guides. From Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

http://lawlibrary.case.edu/blog
  • Nov 9

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk
    The Case Western Reserve Law Review has put a lot of really solid work into the typesetting and page layout of their journal. Besides some real benefits for their operation in the pre-production process, this reformatting makes the Law Review…
  • Nov 8

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction
    The votes are still being counted in 27 states as of 5pm. However, the election has been called and President Barack Obama will serve an additional four years as President.
  • Nov 5

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction
    Last Tuesday I posted the information from four election map sites. I have posted at the end of this blog the information from today for those same sites. Not surprisingly, not one of the maps has gone completely unchanged.
Rank this Week: 95

AZ Bankruptcy Blog

AZ Bankruptcy Blog

Focused on Chapter 7 bankruptcy. By Joseph C. McDaniel.

http://www.arizonabankruptcyblog.info/
  • Nov 29

    Important Bankruptcy Recap: Don't Bank where you owe Money!

    Important Bankruptcy Recap: Don't Bank where you owe Money!
    We tell clients this repeatedly. Why mention this? It's simple: If a creditor (like a bank, for instance) has direct access to your bank account (as banks often do), then you can consider your checking balance dumped into the rancor pit as…
  • Nov 18

    Jefferson County sets records in Chapter 9 Bankruptcy

    Jefferson County sets records in Chapter 9 Bankruptcy
    Jefferson County is suffering, a roughly four billion dollar debt they cannot pay is forcing them to take the road many other cities are already debating: Chapter 9 Bankruptcy.
  • Nov 8

    Occupation of Phoenix not going so smoothly

    Occupation of Phoenix not going so smoothly
    Wandering around downtown I came across the fabled Occupy Phoenix movement. It's not going as awkwardly as elsewhere, but it's clearly having issues of its own as a group.
Rank this Week: 82

Dreadnaught

Dreadnaught

Covers military law.

http://dreadnaught.wordpress.com
  • Aug 13

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2
    The Spyderco Para-Military 2 has four positions for the mounting of the clip.  To change the clip to another position you will need a T7 Torx screwdriver. I ordered mine from Amazon.com.  The total price for a 6-piece set was $5.31 plus…
  • Aug 13

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2
    The Spyderco Para-Military 2 has four positions for the mounting of the clip.  To change the clip to another position you will need a T7 Torx screwdriver. I ordered mine from Amazon.com.  The total price for a 6-piece set was…
  • Apr 24

    Why President Obama Will Not Close Guantanamo Bay

    Why President Obama Will Not Close Guantanamo Bay
    As regular readers of Dreadnaught will recall, President Obama promised to close Guantanamo Bay within one year.  Then the president learned that it may not be so easy to close.  Congress then opposed the closing and withheld the necessary…
Rank this Week: 58

Infinity Ranch

Infinity Ranch

Musings about the important things in life - law, politics, music, racing, soccer, etc.

http://infinityranch.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 3

    Los Endo

    Los Endo
    I've come to a conclusion.After more than six years and 3100 posts, I've decided that the Ranch has run its course. In short, this will be the last post I make here. I'll leave the blog itself up as an archive (and a collection of useful…
  • Dec 31

    You Aughta See . . .

    You Aughta See . . .
    While I wrote about music back in the days before blogs, I never really did the same with movies. It wasn't due to lack of interest. A lot of lonely weekends in law school led to my development into a film fanatic. Thanks to Netflix, I've…
  • Dec 30

    You Aughta Hear . . .

    You Aughta Hear . . .
    Back in the days before blogs, I wrote album reviews. Nothing all that substantive, just gut reactions to whatever passed through my world. Ever since I started this blog I've occasionally popped off about music. So it only seems natural,…
Rank this Week: 75

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Covers broker fraud, investor fraud, marketing timing, and securities fraud. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
Rank this Week: 121

Dewey B Strategic

Dewey B Strategic

Explores issues relating to risk, value, strategy, libraries, knowledge and the legal profession. By Jean P. O'Grady.

http://deweybstrategic.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 145

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 4

    NFL WEEK 13

    NFL WEEK 13
    SURVIVOR POOLDown goes De La O- an ill-timed pick of the Big Easy Saints  sent the respected jurist and rumoured favourite down in week 13. But well played Judge De La O. Well played indeed. Luvey and Lew marched on with a Packers…
  • Dec 1

    SO, YOU WANT TO BE A JUDGE - Florida Supreme Court - 3rd DCA - Circuit Court .....

    SO, YOU WANT TO BE A JUDGE - Florida Supreme Court - 3rd DCA - Circuit Court .....
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:SO, YOU WANT TO BE A FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JUSTICE .....?As a result of the retirement of Justice James Perry, who has announced his retirement effective December 30, 2016, the Florida Supreme Court’s JNC interviewed…
  • Nov 30

    THIRD CLIPS GLICK WITHOUT REMORSE

    THIRD CLIPS GLICK WITHOUT REMORSE
    Prosecutors cannot argue lack of remorse of  at sentencing because Judges are specifically prohibited from considering lack of remorse when passing sentence.Knowing this, the prosecution in Lawton v. State, 3D15-1520 improperly argued…
Rank this Week: 127

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 111

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 4

    Favourite Songs about the Law

    Favourite Songs about the Law
    The Law Library of Congress polled its staff in Washington, D.C. to find out "their favo[u]rite songs about the law or that somehow relate to law".In the first blog post about the results, Betty Lupinacci describes results that are rock or…
  • Dec 4

    Nominations Open for 2016 Canadian Law Blog Award

    Nominations Open for 2016 Canadian Law Blog Award
    Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Canadian Law Blog Awards known as the Clawbies.As the organizers explain: "You can nominate a blog by: Writing a blog post nominating up to three Canadian law blogs you currently read, with a…
  • Dec 1

    December 2016 Issue of In Session: Canadian Association of Law Libraries' e-Newsletter

    December 2016 Issue of In Session: Canadian Association of Law Libraries' e-Newsletter
    The December 2016 issue of In Session is available online.It is the monthly e-newsletter of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) and contains news from CALL committees and special interest groups, member updates and events.
Rank this Week: 139

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Dec 4

    Willard "Fritz" Mueller 1925-2016

    Willard "Fritz" Mueller 1925-2016
    University of Wisconsin Ag Economist Fritz Mueller has passed away. Mueller was a former Director of the Bureau of Economics. He was active in the 2003 FTC History: Bureau of Economics Contributions to Law Enforcement, Research, and Economic…
  • Dec 3

    Lex Machina for Antitrust - very cool

    Lex Machina for Antitrust - very cool
    I have been testing out Lex Machina, which has expanded coverage beyond IP to include antitrust and securities. For those not familiar with Lex Machina, imagine a combination of Westlaw and Pacer on steroids but with an amazing user…
  • Dec 3

    GCR LIVE 6TH ANNUAL ANTITRUST LAW LEADERS FORUM - MIAMI - FRIDAY, 03 FEBRUARY 2017 TO SATURDAY, 04 FEBRUARY 2017 - Registration Open

    GCR LIVE 6TH ANNUAL ANTITRUST LAW LEADERS FORUM - MIAMI - FRIDAY, 03 FEBRUARY 2017 TO SATURDAY, 04 FEBRUARY 2017 - Registration Open
    Register Now GCR LIVE 6TH ANNUAL ANTITRUST LAW LEADERS FORUM - MIAMI FRIDAY, 03 FEBRUARY 2017 TO SATURDAY, 04 FEBRUARY 2017 PROGRAMME Thursday, 2 February 7.00pm - 9.00pm - Welcome reception - Sponsored by Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP…
Rank this Week: 200

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 4

    Securities America Broker Paul Neves Has Complaints Over Alternative Investment

    Securities America Broker Paul Neves Has Complaints Over Alternative Investment
    Our investment attorneys are investigating customer complaints filed with The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against Paul Neves (Neves) currently associated with Securities America, Inc. (Securities America) alleging…
  • Dec 4

    Financial Advisor William Ornstein Has Multiple Customer Complaint

    Financial Advisor William Ornstein Has Multiple Customer Complaint
    Our investment attorneys are investigating customer complaints filed with The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against financial advisor William Ornstein (Ornstein) currently registered with The GMS Group, LLC. (GMS), alleging…
  • Dec 3

    Broker Investigation: Centaurus Financial Advisor Troy Tremblay

    Broker Investigation: Centaurus Financial Advisor Troy Tremblay
    Our investment attorneys are investigating customer complaints filed with The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against financial advisor Troy Tremblay (Tremblay) currently registered with Centaurus Financial, Inc. (Centaurus),…
Rank this Week: 180

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 4

    Sunday Book Review Roundup

    Sunday Book Review Roundup
    Good morning--err, afternoon--legal historians. I hope you enjoy these legal history book reviews.In the NYRB, Gordon Wood reviews two books on two different members of the Adams Family (Cousin It’s story remains untold, the…
  • Dec 2

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Chicago-Kent notes Christopher Schmidt's receipt of the ASLH's Surrency Prize in this press release.  Congratulations to Harvard Law's Kenneth Mack upon his election to the American Law Institute.The University of Minnesota Law Library…
  • Dec 2

    The Stanford-Penn 10th International Junior Faculty Forum

    The Stanford-Penn 10th International Junior Faculty Forum
    [The Stanford Law School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School announce their Tenth International Junior Faculty Forum with the following call for papers.]Sponsored by Stanford Law School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School,…
Rank this Week: 220

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Dec 4

    Football rules question

    Football rules question
    I am a week late to this question about the end of last week's Ravens-Bengals game. Quick reminder: The Ravens lined up to punt from their own 22, with 11 seconds left. The punter took the snap and danced around with the ball, while his…
  • Dec 2

    Pedagogy and the Election

    Pedagogy and the Election
    With my last post this election cycle, I wanted to do two things: first, to say thank you to Howard for the invitation and to my fellow contributors for their insights; and, second, to describe one important step that my colleagues at the…
  • Dec 2

    Facebook’s Fake News Crisis and Social Media Echo Chamber

    Facebook’s Fake News Crisis and Social Media Echo Chamber
    This week I wrapped up my Torts course with a discussion of products liability and the McDonald’s hot coffee case. We watched this clip, which noted that Stella Liebeck’s case became one of the most misreported tort stories of all time:…
Rank this Week: 287

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Dec 4

    Loyola-Chicago, Mitchell Hamline, And Seton Hall Offer Weekend J.D. Program

    Loyola-Chicago, Mitchell Hamline, And Seton Hall Offer Weekend J.D. Program
    Kathleen Boozang (Dean, Seton Hall), Seton Hall Law Offers New Weekend JD Program: Seton Hall Law has always prided itself on making law school accessible to working professionals. Some of our most successful and prestigious alumni attended…
  • Dec 4

    WaPo:Alt-Right Group Has Not Filed Form 990s Due To IRS Error, Allowing Group's Finances To Escape Scrutiny

    WaPo:Alt-Right Group Has Not Filed Form 990s Due To IRS Error, Allowing Group's Finances To Escape Scrutiny
    Washington Post, The Financial Secrecy Behind White-Nationalist Group Known For ‘Hail Trump,’ Nazi Salutes: Richard Spencer, the face of a white-nationalist group that gained notoriety and momentum after Donald Trump’s election, has…
  • Dec 4

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    There is quite a bit of movement in this week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads, with a new #1 paper and a new paper debuting on the list at #5: [623 Downloads] Aggressive Tax Planning & the Ethical Tax Lawyer, by Heather M.…
Rank this Week: 110

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 4

    Question for NFL fans (especially those with officiating experience)

    Question for NFL fans (especially those with officiating experience)
    I am a week late to this question about the end of last week's Ravens-Bengals game. Quick reminder: The Ravens lined up to punt from their own 22, with 11 seconds left. The punter took the snap and danced around with the ball, while his…
  • Nov 28

    Sizing Up Mississippi as the Next Likely PASPA Challenger

    Sizing Up Mississippi as the Next Likely PASPA Challenger
    Speculation has now centered on Mississippi being the next state that will step to the plate to challenge the federal ban on state-sponsored sports betting. Over the weekend, the Mississippi Sun Herald published an editorial titled "States…
  • Nov 26

    Nevada's eSports Betting Scheme Not a Gamble Under PASPA

    Nevada's eSports Betting Scheme Not a Gamble Under PASPA
    The inevitable partnership between eSports and the U.S. casino industry cleared another major hurdle earlier this month when the Nevada Gaming Control Board—the state agency which oversees the regulation and licensing of Nevada’s…
Rank this Week: 201

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Dec 4

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 313 Righting Security: A Contextual and Critical Analysis and Response to Canada's 2016 National Security Green Paper Craig Forcese and Kent Roach University of Ottawa -…
  • Dec 3

    Yesterday's criminal law/procedure cert grant

    Yesterday's criminal law/procedure cert grant
    Issue summary is from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: County of Los Angeles v. Mendez: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit's “provocation” rule should be barred as it conflicts with Graham v. Connor…
  • Dec 3

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 3,414 Do White Police Officers Unfairly Target Black Suspects? John R. Lott and Carlisle E. Moody Crime Prevention Research Center and College of William and Mary -…
Rank this Week: 105

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Resource for Georgia Bankruptcy cases and updates. By Scott B. Riddle.

http://www.georgiabankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 98

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

Covers China business, travel and news. By Dan Harris and Steve Dickinson.

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Dec 4

    Getting Money Out of China: It’s Complicated, Part 2

    Getting Money Out of China: It’s Complicated, Part 2
      In yesterday’s post, Getting Money Out of China: It’s Complicated, I wrote about how incredibly frequently Western companies have been seeking the help of my firm’s China lawyers in an (often desperate)…
  • Dec 3

    Getting Money Out of China: It’s Complicated

    Getting Money Out of China: It’s Complicated
    For the last few months, I alone have been averaging a call or email a day from someone inquiring about getting money out of China. I had three phone calls and one email on this topic yesterday (and woke up to two more such emails…
  • Dec 2

    Quick Question Friday, China Law Answers, Part XXXVI

    Quick Question Friday, China Law Answers, Part XXXVI
    Because of this blog, our China lawyers get a fairly steady stream of China law questions from readers, mostly via emails but occasionally via blog comments as well. If we were to conduct research on all the questions we get asked and then…
Rank this Week: 120

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 4

    Maintaining Balance

    Maintaining Balance
    Maintaining Balance from Brien Roche Law Maintaining balance is in large measure controlled by your vestibular system. The vestibular system is that portion of the inner ear that coordinates information from various parts of the body. It then…
  • Nov 30

    Bus Accident Case

    Bus Accident Case
    Bus Accident Cases from Brien Roche Law Bus safety standards may be in for some changes as a result of a recent spate of bus accidents.  Accident Lawyer Brien Roche reports as of April 1, 2011, there is a move now in the U. S. Congress…
  • Nov 28

    Preventing Medical Malpractice

    Preventing Medical Malpractice
    Preventing Medical Malpractice from Brien Roche Law The team approach in medicine may well be on the horizon.  In a December 2, 2012 article in The Washington Post a young physician reported on the team approach within the Veterans…
Rank this Week: 170

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Dec 4

    Newton’s Third Law Of Outrage

    Newton’s Third Law Of Outrage
    It’s not entirely clear what Susan Clemons Thompson, assistant director of residence life at Ohio State, had in mind when she took to Facebook to threaten to “unfriend” anyone who failed to share her view. Nor is it…
  • Dec 4

    Rape By Emotional Manipulation

    Rape By Emotional Manipulation
    “Mind if I take a look?”  It’s Consent 101 for a cop, the seemingly innocuous question backed up by the implicit, or explicit, “you wouldn’t mind if you have nothing to hide.” We even have a name for…
  • Dec 3

    The Incredible, Edible ACLU Chimes In

    The Incredible, Edible ACLU Chimes In
    In the “early days*” of body cams, there were mostly voices proclaiming how they would be the magic bullet that changes everything. After all, seeing is believing, and we would now be able to see what really happened rather than…
Rank this Week: 119

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Dec 4

    Children of divorce

    Children of divorce
    From Live Science: Divorce is often stressful for both parents and their children, and now a new report with some advice for parents encourages them to look to their children's pediatricians, therapists and others in their communities to help…
  • Dec 3

    India & Hague Abduction Convention

    India & Hague Abduction Convention
    From the Indian Express: After much deliberation, the Union government has decided that India will not ratify the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (1980). Signing the multilateral treaty would have meant…
  • Dec 2

    Man must continue to pay child support for son he claimed was his, court hold

    Man must continue to pay child support for son he claimed was his, court hold
    From The Indiana Lawyer: A divided Court of Appeals panel has affirmed an order requiring a non-biological father to pay child support for his wife’s child, finding that because the man supported the child throughout his life, he is…
Rank this Week: 103

Microjuris al Día

Microjuris al Día

Covers news, events and resources for the legal community in Puerto Rico.

http://aldia.microjuris.com/
Rank this Week: 289

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Dec 4

    “IntLawGrrls conceived”: Heartfelt invitation to our 10th Birthday Conference

    “IntLawGrrls conceived”: Heartfelt invitation to our 10th Birthday Conference
    Why IntLawGrrls? The need for an online forum giving voice to women who work international law and policy began to take shape 10 years ago this autumn. An issue of the day was Guantánamo; specifically, what was the United States to do…
  • Dec 3

    Standing Rock goes to the Inter-American Commission on Human Right

    Standing Rock goes to the Inter-American Commission on Human Right
    The Indian tribes protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) took the Standing Rock movement to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on Friday, 2 December 2016. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, and…
  • Dec 2

    Eight reasons why the Safe Schools Declaration matter

    Eight reasons why the Safe Schools Declaration matter
    Crossposted courtesy of The Right to Education Project (November 27, 2016), summarising a mini series of four postings on the international legal protection of education. ‘I felt that humanity has ended. I mean, a…
Rank this Week: 219

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 4

    Taxing Top CEO Income

    Taxing Top CEO Income
    In our article, Taxing Top CEO Incomes, we ask: what should the marginal income tax rate on high earning CEOs be? Recent research suggests that it should be high, perhaps as high as 70 per cent or 80 per cent. This research is based on a…
  • Dec 3

    The Case Against Fiduciary Entity Veil Piercing

    The Case Against Fiduciary Entity Veil Piercing
    When two of the nation’s leading business law jurists question a judge-made doctrine of a relatively recent vintage for giving rise “to a particularly odd pattern of routine veil piercing,” one senses that a doctrinal change…
  • Dec 2

    Proxy Access Test Drive Hits a Wall

    Proxy Access Test Drive Hits a Wall
    You probably recall that, on November 9, 2016, GAMCO Asset Management Inc. (entity affiliated with activist investor Mario Gabelli) and certain affiliates used the proxy access bylaws recently adopted at National Fuel Gas Company, an…
Rank this Week: 186

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

Covers biotech and pharma patent law and news. By McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP.

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Dec 3

    Webinar on Top Patent Law Stories of 2016

    Webinar on Top Patent Law Stories of 2016
    McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP will be offering a live webinar on the "Top Patent Law Stories of 2016" on January 18, 2017 from 10:00 am to 11:15 am (CT). For the past ten years, the Patent Docs weblog has presented an annual,…
  • Dec 1

    Apple, Inc. v. Ameranth, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    Apple, Inc. v. Ameranth, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    Computerized Restaurant Ordering Menu Patents Found to Be Directed to Unpatentable Subject Matter By Joseph Herndon -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reviewed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decision in three Covered…
  • Nov 30

    Perfect Surgical Techniques, Inc. v. Olympus America, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    Perfect Surgical Techniques, Inc. v. Olympus America, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Diligence is a patent concept whose applicability was severely restricted under the changes in U.S. patent law created under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. Diligence is important when determining whether an…
Rank this Week: 194

Law and Other Things

Law and Other Things

Covers Indian law, courts and the Constitution.

http://lawandotherthings.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 3

    Vidhi talk: Securing Dissenters' Consent for India's Constitution: The Role of Directive Principle

    Vidhi talk: Securing Dissenters' Consent for India's Constitution: The Role of Directive Principle
    On the evening of the 5th of December, Dr. Tarunabh Khaitan,  Associate Professor in Law at Wadham College, Oxford, will be delivering a talk titled "Securing Dissenters' Consent for India's Constitution: The Role of Directive…
  • Nov 28

    Demonetisation and the Rule of Law

    Demonetisation and the Rule of Law
    I wrote a short piece for India Together describing how the current demonetisation process undermines the fundamental features of the Rule of Law. I argue that policy surprises and constant changing of regulations challenge certainty and…
  • Nov 26

    Celebrating the Constitution: A Speech for Constitution Day

    Celebrating the Constitution: A Speech for Constitution Day
    On 26 November 2016, I took part in a panel at the Consulate-General of India in Sydney to celebrate Constitution Day. I’ve provided my speech notes below.I was told to avoid controversy and to make my speech interesting and…
Rank this Week: 108

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Dec 3

    Statute of Limitations Bars Legal Malpractice Claim

    Statute of Limitations Bars Legal Malpractice Claim
    In Athena of S.C., LLC v. Macri, No. E2016-00224-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Oct. 14, 2016), the Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a Tennessee  legal malpractice claim on the basis that the claim was barred by the one-year statute…
  • Dec 2

    Notice and HIPAA Form Also Required for Re-Filed HCLA Claim

    Notice and HIPAA Form Also Required for Re-Filed HCLA Claim
    Tennessee Courts continue to make it clear that each time you re-file a previously dismissed Tennessee medical malpractice (now health care liability) claim, you must abide by the statutory requirements. In Cright v. Overly, No.…
  • Nov 23

    Suit Against Local Government Over Sewer Issue

    Suit Against Local Government Over Sewer Issue
    In Nickels v. Metropolitan Govt. of Nashville and Davidson County, No. M2015-01938-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Sept. 28, 2016), the Court of Appeals went through a thorough analysis of Tennessee’s  Governmental Tort Liability Act…
Rank this Week: 115

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law…

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law Blog

By J. Scott Key, P.C.

http://www.georgiacriminalappellatelawblog.com
  • Dec 3

    Cell Phones, The Fourth Amendment, and the Fifth Amendment

    Cell Phones, The Fourth Amendment, and the Fifth Amendment
    Yesterday, I spoke at a continuing legal education conference for the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. The topic was searches of cell phones incident to arrest.  I also discussed the  Application of the fifth…
  • Nov 14

    The Myth of Expertise

    The Myth of Expertise
    We just ended a bad week for experts. I was in Athens, Georgia, last week for a football game between Georgia and Auburn. Auburn was a 10.5 point favorite to win. It turns out that they did not even score 10 points, losing 13-7. Earlier…
  • Nov 11

    Final Thoughts on JQC Amendment 3

    Final Thoughts on JQC Amendment 3
    I am not surprised that Amendment 3 passed. It was a bad idea with an unsavory political history. I did not personally know any lawyers who were in love with it. And my non-lawyer friends who asked me about it seemed persuaded that it was a…
Rank this Week: 204

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

Provides surveillance and analysis on salmonella news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.salmonellablog.com/
  • Dec 3

    Morimoto Restaurant Tied to Salmonella Outbreak

    Morimoto Restaurant Tied to Salmonella Outbreak
    Napa Valley Register reports several people reported getting sick with Salmonella after eating at Morimoto Napa last month, according to Napa County Public Health. There are at least six confirmed cases... Continue Reading
  • Nov 10

    Salmonella Tainted Cucumbers Pulled from Schools and Hospitals in California

    Salmonella Tainted Cucumbers Pulled from Schools and Hospitals in California
    Prime Time Produce has issued a voluntary product recall for certain lots of cucumbers delivered to multiple locations in Bakersfield due to potential salmonella contamination. These cucumbers may have been... Continue Reading
  • Nov 10

    Hawaiian Seaweed Tied to Salmonella Outbreak

    Hawaiian Seaweed Tied to Salmonella Outbreak
    More than two dozen people in Hawaii have been infected by Salmonella bacteria in an outbreak that is tentatively linked to seaweed (limu or ogo) from an unnamed farm on... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 185

Fort Lauderdale Car Accident…

Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Attorney Blog

Covers personal injury and accidents. By Freeman Injury Law.

http://www.fortlauderdalecaraccidentattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 3

    Small v. Sayre – Preserving Your Injury Lawsuit for Appeal

    Small v. Sayre – Preserving Your Injury Lawsuit for Appeal
    The goal of any injury lawyer at trial is to win the case and obtain fair compensation for the client. Unfortunately, even the most skilled attorneys can’t promise they will win every case. Our Orlando injury lawyers strongly…
  • Nov 29

    Dram Shop Lawsuit Seeks Bartender Accountability for Fatal Florida DUI

    Dram Shop Lawsuit Seeks Bartender Accountability for Fatal Florida DUI
    The brother of a Central Florida man killed in a DUI accident is suing two bars and their employees for serving alcohol to a man who was known to be habitually addicted – the same man who after leaving those establishments got…
  • Nov 22

    Davis v. Baez – School Bus Driver Liability for Florida Student Injury at Stop Weighed by 3rd DCA

    Davis v. Baez – School Bus Driver Liability for Florida Student Injury at Stop Weighed by 3rd DCA
    Florida’s 3rd District Court of Appeal has reversed a lower court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of a school bus driver who, against district policy, advised students to cross a busy road in the dark before the bus arrived…
Rank this Week: 256

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Dec 3

    Trebilcock and Daniels on Trade Adjustment Assistance

    Trebilcock and Daniels on Trade Adjustment Assistance
    An important proposal here.
  • Dec 1

    Carrier and President-Elect Trump

    Carrier and President-Elect Trump
    This is from the Washington Post: Trump’s strategy secured an early victory this week when the president-elect persuaded air-conditioning manufacturer Carrier not to move up to 1,000 jobs from Indiana to Mexico. The negotiation was an…
  • Nov 30

    Trump's Commerce Secretary

    Trump's Commerce Secretary
    This is from CNBC: Wilbur Ross, President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Commerce secretary, told CNBC on Wednesday he wants to overhaul "dumb trade" deals that the U.S. has with countries around the world. "Believe it or not, Mexico has…
Rank this Week: 132

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

About law, literature and the humanities. By the Law & Humanities Institute.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 3

    Language and Manipulation in House of Cards: A New Book from Sandrine Sorlin

    Language and Manipulation in House of Cards: A New Book from Sandrine Sorlin
    Sandrine Sorlin, University of Aix-Marseille, has published Language and Manipulation in House of Cards: A Pragma-Stylistic Perspective (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016). Here from the publisher's website is a description of the book's contents.…
  • Dec 2

    A New Book on Lawyers in Fiction

    A New Book on Lawyers in Fiction
    New from Palgrave Macmillan: Lars Ole Sauerberg, The Legal Thriller From Gardner To Grisham: See You In Court! (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). Here's a description of the contents from the publisher's website. This book offers a critically…
  • Dec 2

    Atuahene @ProfAtuahene on Takings as a Sociolegel Concept: An Interdisciplinary Examination of Involuntary Property Lo

    Atuahene @ProfAtuahene on Takings as a Sociolegel Concept: An Interdisciplinary Examination of Involuntary Property Lo
    Bernadette Atuahene, Chicago-Kent Coolege of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, has published Takings as a Sociolegal Concept: An Interdisciplinary Examination of Involuntary Property Loss at 12 Annual Review of Law and Social Science 171…
Rank this Week: 117

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

This day in legal history, with occasional relevant posts on legal resources and developments, and book reviews.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
  • Dec 3

    December 3, 1861 – Frederick Douglass Delivers His “Lecture on Pictures” in Boston

    December 3, 1861 – Frederick Douglass Delivers His “Lecture on Pictures” in Boston
    On this day in history, Frederick Douglas, who loved photography and was the most photographed American of his century, delivered a lecture connecting picture-making to a faith in progress. Always conscious of the pernicious effects of…
  • Dec 1

    Review of “Smoke Over Birkenau” by Liana Millu

    Review of “Smoke Over Birkenau” by Liana Millu
    Liana Millu was an Jewish Italian Partisan who was arrested in 1944 and sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Of the 672 people in her transport, 57 lived to return home. Smoke Over Birkenau is one of the few testimonies to record the experience of…
  • Nov 28

    November 28, 1990 – Margaret Thatcher Formally Resigns as British Prime Minister

    November 28, 1990 – Margaret Thatcher Formally Resigns as British Prime Minister
    On this day in history, Margaret Thatcher, the so-called “Iron Lady” of Great Britain, tendered her resignation to the Queen after John Major had been elected her successor the day before. She told reporters: We’re leaving…
Rank this Week: 144

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

Covers California employment law trends, cases and issues. By Anthony Zaller.

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • Dec 2

    Five negotiation tactics used in mediations that litigants must understand

    Five negotiation tactics used in mediations that litigants must understand
    Having just attended the Advanced Mediation Conference hosted by the State Bar of California Labor and Employment Law Section, it occurred to me how intimidating a mediation can be for even sophisticated business operators.  I wanted to…
  • Nov 25

    Five of the most asked questions by California employer

    Five of the most asked questions by California employer
    I hope everyone is having a great Thanksgiving weekend.  This Friday’s Five is about five common questions I’m receiving from California employers at the close of 2016. 1. Does the legalization of recreational use of…
  • Nov 23

    U.S. Federal Court judge puts DOL overtime rules on hold

    U.S. Federal Court judge puts DOL overtime rules on hold
    Employers across the nation have been preparing to increase salary levels for managers to meet the higher salary level requirements implemented by the Department of Labor earlier this year under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The…
Rank this Week: 278

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    ... and the Best Title of the Year award goes to Mark Lemley

    ... and the Best Title of the Year award goes to Mark Lemley
    Inventor Sued for Infringing His Own Patent. You Won't Believe What Happened NextMark A. Lemley Stanford Law SchoolNovember 30, 2016http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Dec 2

    Update re: DMCA re-registration

    Update re: DMCA re-registration
    I have updated my original post to include the information that the Library of Congress, not the CO, set the password requirements, and to add a rant about how re-registration should not be a…
  • Dec 2

    Failing to disclose refund policy does not make price claims literally false

    Failing to disclose refund policy does not make price claims literally false
    First Data Merchant Services Corp. v. SecurityMetrics, Inc., --- Fed.Appx. ----, 2016 WL 7010889, No. 15-2301, No. 15-2364 (4thCir. Dec. 1, 2016)Lower court opinion discussed here.  The court of appeals affirmed the district…
Rank this Week: 233

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Dec 2

    Blog Post: Mass. AG Says Court Can't Order Exxon Depo

    Blog Post: Mass. AG Says Court Can't Order Exxon Depo
    Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on Thursday asked a Texas judge to vacate his orders that she give a deposition and present evidence she wasn’t biased in launching an investigation into Exxon Mobil Corp.’s knowledge of…
  • Dec 2

    Blog Post: House Passes $619B Defense Spending, Reform Bill

    Blog Post: House Passes $619B Defense Spending, Reform Bill
    The U.S. House of Representatives passed the combined version of the National Defense Authorization Act on Friday, the $619 billion annual spending and reform package for the armed forces, after agreements with the Senate dropped many of the…
  • Dec 2

    Blog Post: Energy Policy In The Trump Era: Part 2

    Blog Post: Energy Policy In The Trump Era: Part 2
    President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to drastically change the federal government’s role and policies in relation to energy, the environment and climate change. In the second of a two-part series, Christopher Carr and Robert…
Rank this Week: 156

Florida Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice issues related to minors and children, including child safety, crimes against children, as well as medical care and health issues. By David A. Wolf.

http://www.floridachildinjurylawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 187

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

Covers compliance, employment and industry intelligence for investment professionals and investment, planning and regulatory intelligence for investors. By James J. Eccleston.

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Dec 2

    FINRA Discipline: FINRA Rule 9212- Complaint Issuance

    FINRA Discipline: FINRA Rule 9212- Complaint Issuance
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:This is the second of a series of posts to discuss the rules associated with the FINRA disciplinary process. FINRA Rule 9212 provides a guideline for the appropriate form, content, notice,…
  • Dec 1

    FINRA’s Acceptance, Waiver and Consent Settlement (AWC)-Part 1

    FINRA’s Acceptance, Waiver and Consent Settlement (AWC)-Part 1
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:This is the first of three posts to discuss FINRA Rule 9216. This post will discuss the “acceptance” portion of the rule related to regulatory (disciplinary) settlement…
  • Nov 29

    FINRA Discipline: FINRA Rule 9211- Authorization of Complaint

    FINRA Discipline: FINRA Rule 9211- Authorization of Complaint
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:This is the first of a series of posts to discuss the rules associated with the FINRA disciplinary process. FINRA Rule 9211 provides authority to the Department of Enforcement or the…
Rank this Week: 179

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Dec 2

    Edith Sampson – Pic of the Week

    Edith Sampson – Pic of the Week
    Saturday, December 3, marks the fifty-fourth anniversary of the day that Edith Spurlock Sampson was sworn in as the first African-American female judge. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1901, she graduated from high school and the New York…
  • Dec 1

    Music and the Law, Part 1

    Music and the Law, Part 1
    The following post is cross posted on the In the Muse: Performing Arts Blog. As much as I love Christmas carols, I’m usually tired of them by mid-December as they seem to have been playing continuously since before…
  • Nov 30

    An Interview with Carla Davis-Castro, Librarian

    An Interview with Carla Davis-Castro, Librarian
    Today’s interview is with Carla Davis-Castro.  Carla is a librarian who has been working on our Indigenous Law Portal. Describe your background. I am a Salvadoran American from North Carolina who loves living in DC.…
Rank this Week: 232

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
  • Dec 2

    What Happens to My Inheritance in Bankruptcy?

    What Happens to My Inheritance in Bankruptcy?
    Like a lot of things, what will happen to that inheritance in a bankruptcy case depends on the timing.
  • Oct 14

    Eastern District of North Carolina Issues Order in Wake of Hurricane Matthew

    Eastern District of North Carolina Issues Order in Wake of Hurricane Matthew
    The Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina has issued an order establishing some procedures in the wake of the massive flooding in the district. Hurricane Matthew has unleashed unprecedented flooding over many parts of…
  • Jul 15

    Chapter 7 Can Be a Disaster Without a Good Bankruptcy Attorney

    Chapter 7 Can Be a Disaster Without a Good Bankruptcy Attorney
    Chapter 7 is the chapter under the Bankruptcy Code that most consumers file. It is seen as simple, fast, and, by some, “just filling out a few forms.” It isn’t. The picture to the left shows what can happen if you…
Rank this Week: 212

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

Covers New Jersey family law. By Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 2

    Custody Neutral Assessments (CNA) Found Not to be Admissible as Expert Report

    Custody Neutral Assessments (CNA) Found Not to be Admissible as Expert Report
    Custody Neutral Assessments (CNAs), a mostly South Jersey phenomenon, have been described as a supposed alternate dispute resolution program that was available for high conflict cases that were inappropriate for, or are unable to be…
  • Nov 30

    Divorce Lessons from Capt. Jack Sparrow

    Divorce Lessons from Capt. Jack Sparrow
    Johnny Depp a.k.a. Capt. Jack Sparrow is in the news again, this time for his failure to pay Amber Heard a $7 million divorce settlement. Heard had promised that any settlement that she received from Depp would be donated to charity. She has…
  • Nov 17

    I Want an Oompa Loompa and I Want it Now

    I Want an Oompa Loompa and I Want it Now
    Ah, that unforgettable line uttered by Veruca Salt in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  As a matrimonial attorney, this is what it feels like we deal with quite often.  But I am not referring to people just being demanding, I…
Rank this Week: 106

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Covers developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
  • Dec 2

    Canadian pizza battle goes to trademark registrant

    Canadian pizza battle goes to trademark registrant
    The value of reliance on a trade-mark registration, as opposed to prior use, stands out sharply in the recent Federal Court of Appeal of Canada case Pizzaiolo Restaurants Inc. v. Les Restaurants La Pizzaiolle Inc. ( 2016 FCA 256 October 28,…
  • Nov 28

    Copyright Office to Decrease DMCA Agent Registration Fees by 94%

    Copyright Office to Decrease DMCA Agent Registration Fees by 94%
    As of December 1, 2016, the U.S. Copyright Office will decrease the fee to register an agent to receive “takedown” notices under the DMCA from $105 to $6, pursuant to a new regulation. There will be additional changes, and…
  • Nov 14

    USPTO files opening brief in Slants case

    USPTO files opening brief in Slants case
    The First Amendment does not require the government to support disparaging speech, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) argued in its opening brief filed last week in the “Slants” trademark case currently…
Rank this Week: 102