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Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

Covers boating safety and laws. By Dwayne Clark and Kristen Watson.

http://lawboat.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 193

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 177

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical licensing, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse. By Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm.

http://www.dallasfortworthinjurylawyer.com/
  • Apr 29

    Texas Onglyza Heart Failure Lawsuit

    Texas Onglyza Heart Failure Lawsuit
    Onglyza Heart Failure. Wrendell Chester, from Texas, recently filed a personal injury and product liability lawsuit, against Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca, the manufacturers of the drug. Onglyza and Kombiglyze linked to heart failure…
  • Apr 6

    Smith and Nephew Birmingham Hip Failure Lawsuits heading to Maryland

    Smith and Nephew Birmingham Hip Failure Lawsuits heading to Maryland
    Smith and Nephew Birmingham Hip Failure Lawsuits. Injured patients blame Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) and R3 hip replacement implants for their injuries and premature device failure. These plaintiffs filed a petition in…
  • Apr 4

    Non Tuberculous Heart Infections Following Surgery

    Non Tuberculous Heart Infections Following Surgery
    Non Tuberculous heart infections following surgery, may be linked to a commonly used device known as the Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System manufactured by Sorin Group Deutschland (now LivaNova). Non Tuberculous Heart Infections following…
Rank this Week: 185

Texas Trial Lawyers Blog

Texas Trial Lawyers Blog

Covers personal injury cases. By Baumgartner Law Firm.

http://www.texastriallawyers.com/blog
  • Apr 29

    How Common are DWI Accidents in Texa

    How Common are DWI Accidents in Texa
      Driving while intoxicated in Texas, or DWI is defined as operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol concentration, or BAC, of .08% or higher. Approximately 65,000 people were arrested Read More The post How Common are DWI Accidents…
  • Apr 27

    Overview of Spinal Cord Injuries and Truck Accident

    Overview of Spinal Cord Injuries and Truck Accident
      The number of commercial trucks, also known as 18-wheelers or big rigs, operating on roadways in the United States, including in Texas, has increased significantly in recent years. There Read More The post Overview of Spinal Cord…
  • Apr 25

    I was in an Accident with an Uninsured Driver – Now What?

    I was in an Accident with an Uninsured Driver – Now What?
      Finding yourself involved in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence is a truly challenging experience. Issues associated with an automobile accident appear to multiple when you learn Read More The post I was in an…
Rank this Week: 158

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    Harris County hearing officers Pants-on-Fire testimony in bail litigation lacked credibility, finds federal judge

    Harris County hearing officers Pants-on-Fire testimony in bail litigation lacked credibility, finds federal judge
    Amazing news! Congrats to Civil Rights Corps and the Texas Fair Defense Project, who secured a remarkable 193-page injunction against Harris County from federal District Judge Lee Rosenthal declaring that the local bail system…
  • Apr 27

    Following the Money - and the Legislation - on Bail

    Following the Money - and the Legislation - on Bail
    The Senate Criminal Justice Committee voted in favor of bail reform this on SB 1338 by a 7-0 vote.  A vote in the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee is still pending on the companion bill, HB…
  • Apr 27

    TDCJ statistical report published months early

    TDCJ statistical report published months early
    Last year, Grits lodged a complaint that the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Annual Statistical Report needn't take a full year to produce after each fiscal year ends.To their credit, TDCJ responded by bumping up the release date of the…
Rank this Week: 143

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Apr 29

    5-year-old refuses to cooperate with his outdoorsy family

    5-year-old refuses to cooperate with his outdoorsy family
    From The Washington Post: Q: It is nearly impossible to get my 5 1 /2-year-old boy to cooperate with our plans on the weekends, whether it be a family hike or a birthday party. Even if I get the whole...
  • Apr 28

    Plan for a successful family vacation

    Plan for a successful family vacation
    From the Stanly News & Press: Vacations provide a chance to rest, recharge and experience new locales. Family vacations also provide an opportunity to make lasting memories parents and their children will remember forever. According to…
  • Apr 27

    "Hobbit" humans may finally have a place in the family tree

    "Hobbit" humans may finally have a place in the family tree
    From the New Atlas: In 2003, archaeologists from Indonesia and Australia discovered the bones of a new species of human, named Homo floresiensis, in a cave on the Indonesian island of Flores. Its short stature – about 3.5 ft (1.1...
Rank this Week: 224

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

Insight and information on Louisiana law, litigation and legal culture. By Kean Miller.

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 88

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    Conundrum (California) 2014

    Conundrum (California) 2014
    One of our favorite inexpensive white wines. It's an undisclosed mix of white varieties that almost certainly includes some muscat variety and Sauvignon Blanc. Lots of peach and apricot, with some... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Apr 28

    The Tilapia Tower

    The Tilapia Tower
    This was a fun and easy recipe that used my Adjustable Food Presentation Rings: Gently combine in a mixing bowl: Flesh of one avocado diced Juice of 1 lime ½ cup cooked corn kernels ½ cup canned... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Apr 28

    Delaware VC Laster cites yours truly

    Delaware VC Laster cites yours truly
    The Frederick Hsu Living Trust v. ODN Holding Corp.: Delaware’s default standard of review is the business judgment rule. The rule presumes that “in making a business decision the directors of a... [[ This is a content summary…
Rank this Week: 209

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Apr 28

    Destaques da Rádio Justiça na programação de segunda-feira (1º)

    Destaques da Rádio Justiça na programação de segunda-feira (1º)
    Defenda Seus Direitos O programa fala, nesta edição, sobre problemas envolvendo questões bancárias, e destaca que o percentual de cheques devolvidos atinge 2,29%. Segunda-feira, às 13h. Justiça na…
  • Apr 28

    STF elabora periódico com síntese dos julgamentos de repercussão geral

    STF elabora periódico com síntese dos julgamentos de repercussão geral
    O Boletim Repercussão Geral, produto elaborado pela Secretaria de Documentação do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), noticia semestralmente à comunidade jurídica, estudantes de Direito e público em geral…
  • Apr 28

    Confira os destaques da TV Justiça para o fim de semana

    Confira os destaques da TV Justiça para o fim de semana
    Sexta-feira, 28/4 20h30 - Iluminuras No primeiro bloco, a jornalista e escritora Yana Marull conta por que decidiu escrever sobre meio ambiente e sustentabilidade para crianças e adolescentes, e mostra trechos dos três livros que…
Rank this Week: 145

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Apr 28

    A case about citizenship draws laughter and lively banter at the Supreme Court

    A case about citizenship draws laughter and lively banter at the Supreme Court
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: But first: The U.S. Supreme Court’s final case this term was expected to be a highly technical argument on immigration law, but it wound up pulling back the curtain a little on the…
  • Apr 24

    Supreme Court turns away General Motors appeal over faulty ignition switche

    Supreme Court turns away General Motors appeal over faulty ignition switche
    The inside of the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. The automaker has faced many inquires into its ignition switch recall. Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday turned away an…
  • Apr 19

    Should states fund repairs at church schools?

    Should states fund repairs at church schools?
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: But first: Back here in Washington, the U.S. Supreme Court grappled once again with the relationship between church and state. At the center of today’s legal fight, a school…
Rank this Week: 187

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    The Court-Martial, Indecent Exposure and Transmitting a Photograph of a Peni

    The Court-Martial, Indecent Exposure and Transmitting a Photograph of a Peni
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals: U.S. v. Entzminger, 76 M.J. 518 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining that[i]n this case, we find appellant was improvident when he pleaded guilty…
  • Apr 26

    Aggravated Sexual Assault, Due Process and the Social-networking Website

    Aggravated Sexual Assault, Due Process and the Social-networking Website
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Texas – Houston: Whitfield v. State, 2017 WL 946757 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining thatHerman Ray Whitfield was convicted by a jury of…
  • Apr 24

    The Lawyer, His Business Associate and the Email

    The Lawyer, His Business Associate and the Email
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit: In re Grand Jury Matter #3, 847 F.3d 157 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining that[t]his appeal presents an unusual question of appellate…
Rank this Week: 188

Patient Safety Blog

Patient Safety Blog

Covers healthcare, disclosure, medical error, product safety, standard of care, surgery, and travel risks. By Patrick Malone.

http://www.protectpatientsblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Teens need more help with school schedules, the law, pregnancy prevention

    Teens need more help with school schedules, the law, pregnancy prevention
    There may be more science and policy impact than many parents, teachers, and coaches realize when they joke that teen-agers can be so slow to mature now they’re almost like aliens. Young people, in fact, may need distinctive school…
  • Apr 26

    FDA warns against giving kids two potent painkillers: codeine, tramadol

    FDA warns against giving kids two potent painkillers: codeine, tramadol
    When severe colds, flu, or other infections run down youngsters with bad aches or an unrelenting hack, worried parents and doctors may turn to potent painkillers and cough suppressants. But the federal Food and Drug Administration has issued…
  • Apr 24

    Economists’ Rx for MDs’ legal wellbeing? Practice better medicine

    Economists’ Rx for MDs’ legal wellbeing? Practice better medicine
    In the battles between lawyers and doctors over malpractice lawsuits filed by patients harmed while seeking medical services, it may be worth heeding economists’ prescription for caregivers: Physicians, heal thy selves. Aaron Carroll, a…
Rank this Week: 174

LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

Covers federal regulation, state and local issues, marine regulation, pipelines, markets and competition and more. By Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

http://www.lnglawblog.com
  • Apr 28

    Non-FTA LNG Exports Authorized from ExxonMobil’s Golden Pass Terminal

    Non-FTA LNG Exports Authorized from ExxonMobil’s Golden Pass Terminal
    The U.S. Department of Energy has issued an order authorizing Golden Pass Products LLC (Golden Pass), a partnership of Qatar Petroleum International and ExxonMobil affiliates,  to export domestically produced LNG from its proposed Golden…
  • Apr 28

    Cheniere to Ship Sabine Pass LNG to Poland

    Cheniere to Ship Sabine Pass LNG to Poland
    Bloomberg reports that Poland’s state-owned PGNiG SA purchased a spot LNG cargo from Cheniere Energy Inc.’s Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Cameron Parish, La. for delivery in June to the nation’s Baltic Sea import terminal,…
  • Apr 20

    NextDecade to Become Public Company After Merger

    NextDecade to Become Public Company After Merger
    Privately held NextDecade, LLC (NextDecade) and Harmony Merger Corp. (Harmony) announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for a business combination transaction which would result in NextDecade becoming a publicly listed…
Rank this Week: 215

Gavel to Gavel

Gavel to Gavel

Covers trends in legislative activity as it relates to the courts. By the National Center for State Courts.

http://gaveltogavel.us/
Rank this Week: 127

Scott and Fenderson Law Blog

Scott and Fenderson Law Blog

Covers Florida accident law.

http://www.scottandfenderson.typepad.com/
  • Apr 28

    SHOULD FLORIDA ELIMINATE PIP (NO FAULT) INSURANCE?

    SHOULD FLORIDA ELIMINATE PIP (NO FAULT) INSURANCE?
    The Florida Legislature has taken a step towards scrapping a decades old law that supports the no-fault insurance system in the state and legislation to reform it is pending. The state Senate is also considering its own version of the...
  • Feb 14

    LOT'S OF QUESTIONS

    LOT'S OF QUESTIONS
    These are actual questions that people have asked in the past year related to auto accidents and injuries. If you have been asking any of these questions, you may find answers by consulting a law firm that handles personal injury...
  • Feb 14

    I BET YOU DIDN'T NOTICE

    I BET YOU DIDN'T NOTICE
    In law there are many different meanings to the word notice. Notice can make or break a legal case, and can have significant impacts on your legal rights. It is important to understand the different types of notice. Here are...
Rank this Week: 124

Hedge Fund Law Blog

Hedge Fund Law Blog

Covers hedge fund laws and starting a hedge fund.

http://www.hedgefundlawblog.com
  • Apr 28

    Hedge Fund Bits and Pieces for April 28, 2017

    Hedge Fund Bits and Pieces for April 28, 2017
    Happy last Friday of April. **** Cole-Frieman & Mallon LLP 2017 1st Quarter Update – we were a little late for this first quarter but the update addresses a number of items including: Trump and Dodd-Frank Reform DOL Fiduciary Rule…
  • Apr 27

    Cole-Frieman & Mallon 2017 First Quarter Update

    Cole-Frieman & Mallon 2017 First Quarter Update
    Below is our quarterly update which went out via email today to our firm’s clients and friends.  Links coming soon. **** April 27, 2017 Clients, Friends, Associates: We hope that you are enjoying an auspicious start to 2017. The…
  • Apr 14

    Hedge Fund Bits and Pieces for April 14, 2017

    Hedge Fund Bits and Pieces for April 14, 2017
    Happy Friday.  Markets are closed today for the holiday and it is tax day this Tuesday.  Enjoy the weekend! **** SEC Brings Actions Against Authors on Investment Article Platforms – platforms like Seeking Alpha and SumZero…
Rank this Week: 202

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 28

    Burning Down (Or Perhaps Just Lightly Scorching) the House

    Burning Down (Or Perhaps Just Lightly Scorching) the House
    It seems to me that whenever we talk about litigants without counsel, the conversation inevitably veers toward the delays, costs and other inconveniences such litigants impose on court and counsel, and the sort of public legal education that…
  • Apr 28

    Disclosure and Investigated Complaint

    Disclosure and Investigated Complaint
    It is commonly difficult for prospective clients to obtain good information about lawyers and paralegals. The significant growth of brand advertising is cogent evidence of this. Potential clients assume that brand is evidence of quality when…
  • Apr 27

    Internet Archive Wins Webby Lifetime Achievement Award

    Internet Archive Wins Webby Lifetime Achievement Award
    The Internet Archive, a non-profit that has harvested and preserved billions of web pages and made them available for free, has been awarded a Webby Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. One…
Rank this Week: 135

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Apr 28

    Company accused of terminating Air National Guard member settles DOJ lawsuit

    Company accused of terminating Air National Guard member settles DOJ lawsuit
    Earlier this month, the Department of Justice announced that it had settled a case in which a Rapid City, South Dakota-based company allegedly violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) by failing to…
  • Apr 28

    Division I football players in California were not ‘employees’ of NCAA or PAC-12

    Division I football players in California were not ‘employees’ of NCAA or PAC-12
    By Lorene D. Park, J.D. Dismissing a putative class action by a former Division I football player at the University of Southern California, who claimed the NCAA and PAC-12 Conference violated the FLSA and state law by failing to pay players…
  • Apr 28

    ‘Thorn in side’ of UBS whistleblower’s SOX claim for retaliatory firing survive

    ‘Thorn in side’ of UBS whistleblower’s SOX claim for retaliatory firing survive
    By Rebecca Kahn, J.D. A registered broker-dealer’s employee who was fired after refusing to bow to corporate pressure to skew his independent analyses for the benefit of his employer survived summary judgment on deposition testimony…
Rank this Week: 180

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Small Hospital Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuit, the Fourth in Two Year

    Small Hospital Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuit, the Fourth in Two Year
    Any delay or failure to provide the appropriate standard of care could be grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other…
  • Apr 26

    Fatal Car Crash Appears to be the Result of a Defective Guardrail

    Fatal Car Crash Appears to be the Result of a Defective Guardrail
    Guardrails must be properly constructed, meet any safety specifications, be installed properly, and serve as an adequate barrier between lanes and the sides of roads. They may not prevent an auto accident, but they will usually minimize the…
  • Apr 24

    Driver in Deadly Illinois Crash had Multiple Prior Violation

    Driver in Deadly Illinois Crash had Multiple Prior Violation
    In February, four people were killed and one critically injured in a three-vehicle crash in Des Plaines, Illinois. At the time of the fatal crash, police said the driver of a Mercedes was traveling in excess of 100 mph when he slammed into a…
Rank this Week: 178

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

Daily Canadian legal news blog powered by the team from Law Times and Canadian Lawyer.

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Apr 28

    LSUC reaches agreement with lawyer over residential school settlement

    LSUC reaches agreement with lawyer over residential school settlement
    The Law Society of Upper Canada’s conduct case against Douglas Keshen, of Keshen & Major in Kenora, Ont., was concluded on Tuesday, by mutual agreement between the parties. The longstanding case involved allegations of professional…
  • Apr 28

    Legal news roundup - April 28, 2017

    Legal news roundup - April 28, 2017
    CanadaFixing mandatory minimum penalties a way to cut court backlogs: minister, Canadian PressAppeal court throws out conviction of P.E.I. man found guilty of molesting girls, Canadian PressToronto-area massage therapist charged with sex…
  • Apr 27

    LSUC approves sliding cap on referral fee

    LSUC approves sliding cap on referral fee
    The Law Society of Upper Canada has approved an absolute cap of $25,000 on referral fees. Convocation voted Thursday to implement a sliding cap, which will see referral fees be limited to 15 per cent of the first $50,000 charged in legal fees…
Rank this Week: 147

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
  • Apr 28

    Gary Plessl Received a Customer Complaint for Misrepresenting an Annuity

    Gary Plessl Received a Customer Complaint for Misrepresenting an Annuity
    Public records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on April 24, 2017 indicate that New Jersey-based Ameriprise Financial Services broker/adviser Gary Plessl has been named in a pending customer dispute. Fitapelli…
  • Apr 28

    Charles Laubach Received a Pending Regulatory Complaint

    Charles Laubach Received a Pending Regulatory Complaint
    Public records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on April 24, 2017 indicate that Maryland-based Capital Portfolio Management broker/adviser Charles Laubach has been named in a pending FINRA complaint. Fitapelli…
  • Apr 28

    Gary Guglielmo Received Complaint Regarding Sales of Puerto Rico Bond

    Gary Guglielmo Received Complaint Regarding Sales of Puerto Rico Bond
    Publicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on April 24, 2017 indicate that Florida-based Morgan Stanley broker/adviser Gary Guglielmo has been the subject of resolved or pending customer…
Rank this Week: 132

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    News and Note

    News and Note
    1.  Congrats to the new Labor Secretary, Alex Acosta.  Great news.  Acosta got 60 votes, including Sen. Nelson.2.  The Melgen jury is still out.  Today marks day 3 of deliberations.  Strong likelihood of a…
  • Apr 27

    Your government at oral argument

    Your government at oral argument
    Have you ever had a judge (or Justice) respond to an argument by saying, "Oh, come on." (via the NY Times):Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. tried to test the limits of the government’s position at a Supreme Court argument on Wednesday…
  • Apr 26

    En banc 11th Circuit decides U.S. v. Roy

    En banc 11th Circuit decides U.S. v. Roy
    At long last, the en banc 11th Circuit today decided United States v. Roy.  The opinions span 287 pages.  Judge Carnes wrote the majority opinion, finding harmless error in conducting trial without counsel present during a portion…
Rank this Week: 144

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    BGH on the freedom of the seas, ahm, panorama

    BGH on the freedom of the seas, ahm, panorama
    AIDA "kissing lips"The freedom of panorama - an exception to copyright protection that permits depicting buildings and sometimes sculptures and other art works which are permanently located in a public place without the copyright's owner's…
  • Apr 28

    ESPN: When Teflon is not enough in the face of platform disruption

    ESPN: When Teflon is not enough in the face of platform disruption
    In the world of media, the mantra for over a generation has been— “pity the poor daily print newspaper”, which became the poster child for media disruption in the on-line world. With much news, once provided by newspapers…
  • Apr 27

    Filmspeler, the right of communication to the public, and unlawful streams: a landmark decision

    Filmspeler, the right of communication to the public, and unlawful streams: a landmark decision
    Yesterday this blog reported that the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has issued yet another long-awaited judgment, this being the decision in Filmspeler, C-527/15.At the time of writing, the text of the ruling was not yet…
Rank this Week: 239

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Apr 28

    How Damaging is Clinton v Jones to Trump's Defense Against Various Lawsuits?

    How Damaging is Clinton v Jones to Trump's Defense Against Various Lawsuits?
    by Michael DorfThirty-five years ago, in Nixon v. Fitzgerald, the Supreme Court held that the president has absolute immunity against civil damages litigation for acts undertaken in his official capacity. Twenty years ago, the Supreme…
  • Apr 27

    Saturation Coverage of Non-News About Tax Policy

    Saturation Coverage of Non-News About Tax Policy
    By Neil H. BuchananDuring the 2016 election campaign, Donald Trump hit a low point with the press when he announced that he would make a "major statement" about the birther controversy, supposedly to tell the world at long last that he had…
  • Apr 26

    Wrongful Birth Suits: What's In a Name?

    Wrongful Birth Suits: What's In a Name?
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my Verdict column for this week, I discuss the legislation currently pending in Texas to abolish the cause of action for wrongful birth.  A wrongful birth suit is one in which the plaintiff claims that had the…
Rank this Week: 198

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Apr 28

    Robert Pirsig passes at double infinity – Wrote “Zen & The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance”

    Robert Pirsig passes at double infinity – Wrote “Zen & The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance”
    Some books stand very much apart from the rest. Three such books that have particularly influenced me are Jack Kerouc's On the Road; which reminds me that adventure and intrigue exist everywhere -- starting within ourselves (which is a…
  • Apr 27

    Stop the AK execution of Kenneth Williams tonight, and all other execution

    Stop the AK execution of Kenneth Williams tonight, and all other execution
    The European Union does not have the death penalty, and the sky has not fallen. The United States, though, continues in the wild, wild west tradition of executions of those convicted of murder. In the wild west, populations were thin; law…
  • Apr 26

    Virginia- Unlawful firearm discharge means negligent discharge

    Virginia- Unlawful firearm discharge means negligent discharge
    Most crimes cannot be proven merely by committing the act -- known as actus reus -- but also require proof of criminal intent, known as mens rea. Generally, one of four levels of mens rea is required before a conviction may be obtained,…
Rank this Week: 165

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Apr 27

    2017 World Press Freedom Index – tipping point

    2017 World Press Freedom Index – tipping point
    “The 2017 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reflects a world in which attacks on the media have become commonplace and strongmen are on the rise. We have reached the age of post-truth, propaganda, and…
  • Apr 27

    How Libraries Became Public

    How Libraries Became Public
    Barbara Fister, April 26, 2017 – “Of all of our cultural institutions, the public library is remarkable. There are few tax-supported services that are used by people of all ages, classes, races, and religions. I can’t think…
  • Apr 27

    How to Break Your Smartphone Addiction

    How to Break Your Smartphone Addiction
    “When people talk about addiction, the first thing that comes to mind are illegal drugs, alcohol and tobacco. But in the mobile era, behavioral addiction is much more prevalent and pervasive — and the culprit is the ubiquitous…
Rank this Week: 225

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Apr 27

    Has Self-Induced Abortion Become Plan C?

    Has Self-Induced Abortion Become Plan C?
    New York Times (April, 27, 2017): Spreading Plan C to End Pregnancy, by Patrick Adams: As access to clinical abortion becomes more restricted in the U.S., there are growing discussion about the legality and safety of self-induced abortions.…
  • Apr 26

    Some States Are Making it Easier to Get Birth Control

    Some States Are Making it Easier to Get Birth Control
    FiveThirtyEight (April 24, 2017): Some States Are Making it Easier to Get Birth Control, by Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux: As we wait to see whether the Trump Administration will get rid of the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act (ACA),…
  • Apr 25

    Irish Citizens Assembly Votes to Amend Constitutional Provision Prohibiting Abortion

    Irish Citizens Assembly Votes to Amend Constitutional Provision Prohibiting Abortion
    Irish Times (April 22, 2017): Irish Citizens Assembly votes to amend abortion laws, by Niamh McIntyre: Currently Ireland has one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world, only legally permitting abortions in cases where the…
Rank this Week: 229

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/
  • Apr 27

    reforming law reviews (a non-radical solution)

    reforming law reviews (a non-radical solution)
    In my last post, I outlined what I saw as the incumbent players who would be likely to resist significant and comprehensive reform. To summarize, most law reviews want to self-govern; administrators view their law reviews as co-curricular…
  • Apr 27

    #I

    #I
    Tomorrow, I'm fortunate to be travelling to the Yale Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference. I love the format of this conference, because you have to present someone else's paper and someone else has to present yours. This format really…
  • Apr 27

    More on summary judgment and qualified immunity

    More on summary judgment and qualified immunity
    Following on my post on Monday's cert denial in Salazar-Limon: Justice Sotomayor questioned that denial in light of the Court's recent summary reversals in cases denying qualified immunity. It is notable for the coincidence that on the same…
Rank this Week: 195

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Apr 27

    Acosta Confirmed as Labor Secretary

    Acosta Confirmed as Labor Secretary
    The Senate has just confirmed Alex Acosta as the Secretary of Labor. The vote was 60-38. As I've said before, I was pleased with this pick given the current administration. Now the rubber meets the road. -Jeff Hirsch
  • Apr 27

    Lofaso on Workers Rights and Natural Human Right

    Lofaso on Workers Rights and Natural Human Right
    Anne-Marie Lofaso (West Virginia) has just posted on SSRN her article, Workers Rights as Natural Human Rights, which is to be published in the University of Miami Law Review. The abstract: We live in an increasingly polarized world: one…
  • Apr 26

    Call for Papers from Hunter College's National Center for Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education

    Call for Papers from Hunter College's National Center for Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education
    The National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions, Hunter College, has announced its call for papers for its 45th annual conference April 15-17, 2018. You can see the full announcement here,…
Rank this Week: 246

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

Covers data privacy, security and social media subjects. By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
  • Apr 27

    Deeper Dive: Be Prepared for Regulatory Investigations in the Wake of a Security Incident

    Deeper Dive: Be Prepared for Regulatory Investigations in the Wake of a Security Incident
    Your company had a data security event. After an investigation, it was determined that notifications were required, and the incident was made public as a result. Notification letters were mailed and regulators were notified, all in accordance…
  • Apr 25

    Deeper Dive: Phishing/Hacking/Malware Attack Remain Leading Cause of Security Incident

    Deeper Dive: Phishing/Hacking/Malware Attack Remain Leading Cause of Security Incident
    During 2016, our BakerHostetler privacy and data protection team worked on data security incidents across virtually all industries. For the second year in a row, phishing/hacking/malware attacks have accounted for the largest percentage of…
  • Apr 20

    Deeper Dive: Protecting Paper Record

    Deeper Dive: Protecting Paper Record
    Our third annual BakerHostetler Data Security Incident Response Report analyzes the more than 450 data security incidents we led clients through in 2016, and includes a number of interesting trends relating to the causes of incidents, how…
Rank this Week: 141

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Apr 27

    Justice Samuel Alito at the Spring Meeting of the ABA Section of International Law

    Justice Samuel Alito at the Spring Meeting of the ABA Section of International Law
    Ronald A. Cass interviewed U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito during a luncheon at the Spring Meeting of the ABA Section of International Law, in a discussion that ranged from the dynamics of the U.S. Supreme Court to…
  • Apr 27

    Two Lawyers from Goldman Sachs Japan Wins Outstanding International Corporate Counsel Award

    Two Lawyers from Goldman Sachs Japan Wins Outstanding International Corporate Counsel Award
    The 2017 Outstanding International Corporate Counsel Award was presented this morning at the ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting to Naosuke Fujita and Hiroki Inaba of Goldman Sachs Japan Co., Ltd. They were recognized for their…
  • Apr 27

    Alternative Careers in International Law

    Alternative Careers in International Law
    Paul Johnson of the Career Service Office at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago was the moderator of a panel on Alternative Careers in International Law at the 2017 Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of…
Rank this Week: 214

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Apr 27

    I felt forced to resign as a result of an illness or disability – what are my entitlements?

    I felt forced to resign as a result of an illness or disability – what are my entitlements?
    Disability and Human Rights Law in the Workplace: Employees have the right to be free from discrimination on the basis of discriminatory grounds, which includes Illness or disability. If an employee is faced with an illness or disability and…
  • Apr 21

    Ensuring Employees are Given Adequate Time to Review Employment Contract

    Ensuring Employees are Given Adequate Time to Review Employment Contract
    The law recognizes that there is an imbalance of power between employees and employers. Employers hold the advantage in contract negotiations because they are in a more favourable position to pressure or influence employees into agreeing or…
  • Apr 17

    Acceptable Scope of a Non-Solicitation Clause: A Real-Life Example

    Acceptable Scope of a Non-Solicitation Clause: A Real-Life Example
    For most employees, a non-solicitation clause should be all that is necessary if an employer is seeking to protect his/her business interests (clients) from employees who leave to a competitor. However, employers must be careful with the…
Rank this Week: 228

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Apr 27

    No Negligence in Porch Collapse During Party

    No Negligence in Porch Collapse During Party
    In Keane v. Campbell, No. M2016-00367-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Jan. 31, 2017), the Tennessee Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment for defendants in a negligence case revolving around the collapse of a deck. Plaintiff was teenager who…
  • Apr 21

    No Misrepresentation where Plaintiffs Had Access to Information

    No Misrepresentation where Plaintiffs Had Access to Information
    In Haynes v. Lunsford, No. E2015-01686-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Feb. 2, 2017), the Tennessee Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment for a real estate agent and agency on a misrepresentation claim where plaintiffs had access to the same…
  • Apr 20

    Summary Judgment Vacated When Order Failed to State Reason for Decision

    Summary Judgment Vacated When Order Failed to State Reason for Decision
    In Battery Alliance, Inc. v. Allegiant Power, LLC, No. W2015-02389-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Jan. 30, 2017), the Tennessee Court of Appeals vacated a summary judgment order for defendants because the trial court failed to state the legal…
Rank this Week: 106

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

Covers topics related to civil litigation. By Maxwell S. Kennerly.

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Apr 26

    Goodyear v. Haeger: The Supreme Court Muddles Sanctions Law Again

    Goodyear v. Haeger: The Supreme Court Muddles Sanctions Law Again
    Earlier this month the Supreme Court decided Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Haeger et al., a case I wrote about way back in 2012 involving the scope of sanctions (including attorney’s fees) available when a party to a lawsuit…
  • Mar 19

    Is Judge Gorsuch Really Committed To Legal Textualism?

    Is Judge Gorsuch Really Committed To Legal Textualism?
    Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing for his nomination to the United States Supreme Court begins today. He has been called “an originalist and a textualist,” someone with a “strong commitment to textualism.” He…
  • Mar 7

    Treating Physicians & Non-Retained Expert Witnesses: What Do Parties Have To Disclose Before Trial?

    Treating Physicians & Non-Retained Expert Witnesses: What Do Parties Have To Disclose Before Trial?
          Federal court litigators are of course familiar with Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(a)(2)(B), which requires “a written report” from the witnesses we typically think of as “expert witnesses,” i.e., the witnesses…
Rank this Week: 104

Securities Litigation and…

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

Covers SEC investigations, insider trading, derivative actions, white collar defense, and whistleblowers. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/securities-litigation/
  • Apr 26

    2016 Could Be Peak SEC

    2016 Could Be Peak SEC
    2016 was a high-water mark for SEC enforcement activity; however, with the uncertainties associated with the new administration’s enforcement regime, we could be seeing a downturn going forward. According to a recent report issued by…
  • Apr 19

    Changing the Game, Again: Supreme Court Could Limit SEC’s Authority to Seek Disgorgement

    Changing the Game, Again: Supreme Court Could Limit SEC’s Authority to Seek Disgorgement
    This week, the Supreme Court heard argument regarding whether the SEC’s actions to disgorge ill-gotten gains are subject to a five-year statute of limitations for “any civil fine, penalty, or forfeiture.” The appeal stems…
  • Apr 12

    Understanding the New DOJ Compliance Guidance: Part Three – Policies & Procedure

    Understanding the New DOJ Compliance Guidance: Part Three – Policies & Procedure
    This is the third in a series of posts where we will explore critical elements of a successful compliance program. In February, the Department of Justice’s Fraud Section offered a new perspective on what the government expects in…
Rank this Week: 102

Music & Copyright's Blog

Music & Copyright's Blog

Covers global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.

http://musicandcopyright.wordpress.com
  • Apr 26

    New issue of Music & Copyright

    New issue of Music & Copyright
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. IFPI reports second consecutive year of recorded-music income growth International music trade body the IFPI has reported…
  • Mar 29

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Russia country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with Russia country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. UK High Court orders ISPs to block servers of illegal streaming services The handing out of blocking orders to an ISP by…
  • Mar 15

    New issue of Music & Copyright with China country report

    New issue of Music & Copyright with China country report
    The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Much of MEA’s digital music fortunes lie with carriers and RBTs Music revenue in the Middle East and North Africa…
Rank this Week: 95

Legal Costs Blog

Legal Costs Blog

Covers English legal costs law. By Gibbs Wyatt Stone.

http://www.gwslaw.co.uk/blog/
  • Apr 25

    Costs budgeting – The value of the claim

    Costs budgeting – The value of the claim
    Costs budgeting is designed to ensure proportionate costs are incurred by setting budgets at an early stage in the proceedings. Costs are proportionate if they bear a reasonable relationship to the sums in issue in the proceedings and the…
  • Apr 23

    Costs Lawyer qualification – history repeats itself

    Costs Lawyer qualification – history repeats itself
    The Costs Lawyer Standards Board has just finished a consultation process on a proposal to allow a new route to qualification as a Costs Lawyer.  The CLSB is proposing to introduce a new test which would lead to Costs Lawyer status. The…
  • Apr 17

    New Precedent R budget discussion report

    New Precedent R budget discussion report
    I have previously commented on the problems caused by the Precedent R budget discussion report failing to distinguish between incurred and future estimated costs. This has, in part, now been addressed by the amended Precedent R (available…
Rank this Week: 199

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 25

    Signs will warn sex offenders to stay off school ground

    Signs will warn sex offenders to stay off school ground
    4-26-17 Florida: Law enforcement officials will soon visit the homes of 760 sex offenders and 85 sexual predators in Marion County as part of a new program aimed at reminding convicted sex offenders that they are forbidden to be on the…
  • Apr 24

    Bill cutting off public assistance for non-compliant Megan's Law registrants passes the Pa. House

    Bill cutting off public assistance for non-compliant Megan's Law registrants passes the Pa. House
    4-24-17 Pennsylvania: Legislation that would make convicted sex offenders who are out of compliance with Megan's Law ineligible for public assistance passed the state House of Representatives on Monday by a 190-2 vote The bill, sponsored by…
  • Apr 20

    Court records: Man was burned alive in car trunk in Phoenix

    Court records: Man was burned alive in car trunk in Phoenix
    4-20-17 Arizona: At 9:02 p.m. on March 29, Dustin Jones texted a friend that things were "getting weird. I think I’m about to bounce.” The next morning, Jones, 40, was found dead in the trunk of his car, which had been set on fire…
Rank this Week: 96

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 25

    Congress Weighs Easing U.S. Marijuana Restriction

    Congress Weighs Easing U.S. Marijuana Restriction
    Those in favor of legalizing marijuana – or at least in protecting the state-level freedoms they have now – are fearing federal sanctions from an unfriendly new administration. Even though politicians on both sides of the aisle…
  • Apr 23

    A New Attempt to Move Marijuana to Schedule III

    A New Attempt to Move Marijuana to Schedule III
    While there have been drug laws on the books for many years, it was the inclusion of marijuana as a Schedule I drug on the U.S. Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (USCSA) that has been the biggest obstacle to the cannabis business being…
  • Apr 21

    Governor and Legislatures Argue About California Marijuana Law

    Governor and Legislatures Argue About California Marijuana Law
    According to a recent news article from the Los Angeles Times, the governor has proposed a plan to alter some marijuana laws in California, and this has led to some push back from state lawmakers.  Those who challenge these new measures…
Rank this Week: 92

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

Covers divorce, spousal support and property division in California. By the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC.

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 25

    What to do when the other party files in the wrong county

    What to do when the other party files in the wrong county
    Sometimes a divorce isn’t filed in the right county and a party might be seriously disadvantaged as a result. What do we mean by “wrong county”? Let’s start with the law. Family Code section 2320 states, in relevant…
  • Apr 12

    You Don’t Have to Wait for A Court Order to Freeze a Bank Account

    You Don’t Have to Wait for A Court Order to Freeze a Bank Account
    Every once in a while, there is a divorce case where there is a real risk that one of the parties is going to bilk a community property financial account and run. This is more likely to happen in cases where one party has connections to…
  • Apr 4

    Court Fees in Divorce

    Court Fees in Divorce
    It is no secret that getting a divorce can be pricey. While there is almost no way to estimate exactly how much any particular divorce will cost to finalize, there are some fees that will be present in any divorce case. In this blog we will…
Rank this Week: 150

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Jacksonville criminal law and criminal defense issues. By The Mussallem Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
  • Apr 25

    Jacksonville preacher sentenced in Georgia sex case

    Jacksonville preacher sentenced in Georgia sex case
    Controversial Jacksonville preacher, Kenneth Adkins, has been sentenced after being found guilty of several child sex charges in Brunswick, Georgia.  According to an article on News4Jax, Adkins was sentenced to thirty-five years in…
  • Mar 24

    Sixty drug arrests in Jacksonville in “Lockdown in O-Town”

    Sixty drug arrests in Jacksonville in “Lockdown in O-Town”
    Sixty people have been arrested in Duval County as a result of four month drug sting operation.  According to an article in the Florida Times Union, there are eleven others that have pending arrest warrants in Jacksonville.  Because…
  • Mar 2

    Jacksonville man charged with exposing himself to North Florida student

    Jacksonville man charged with exposing himself to North Florida student
    A local man is facing three separate criminal cases related to him allegedly exposing himself to the University of North Florida students.  According to an article on news4jax.com, the man showed his penis to two woman students on the…
Rank this Week: 111

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 184

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    The Theory of Our Constitution

    The Theory of Our Constitution
    Back in the 1950s, Bob Hope used to tell this joke.An American was in the Soviet Union explaining to a Russian citizen how we have the greatest country in the world."In America," he said, "anyone can get on a train, go to Washington, go up to…
  • Apr 4

    How Far We've Fallen

    How Far We've Fallen
    Let's start the way Laura Kipnis does:Lately I've been thinking that future generations will look back on the recent upheavals in sexual culture on American campuses and see officially sanctioned hysteria.  They'll wonder how supposedly…
  • Mar 25

    Where it All Went Wrong - Kinda

    Where it All Went Wrong - Kinda
    I've been trying to figure out just why I found Michael D. Cicchini's deconstruction of the case(s) against Steven Avery so annoying.  It's not that he says anything that's particularly wrong about how criminal law and procedure actually…
Rank this Week: 137

Brownn Family Law

Brownn Family Law

Feature information and updates on Minnesota divorce and family law issues. By Brown Law Offices, PA.

http://www.mnfamilylawblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    How to Avoid Checking on Your Ex on Facebook and Other Bad Social Media Habits During a Divorce

    How to Avoid Checking on Your Ex on Facebook and Other Bad Social Media Habits During a Divorce
    You’ve filed for divorce. It’s a process that can take plenty of time even when uncontested. Your lawyer will likely advise you to avoid contact with your ex at this time, but checking in on them on social media can be tempting.…
  • Apr 17

    How to Disentangle Your Ex-Spouse’s Finances from Your Own

    How to Disentangle Your Ex-Spouse’s Finances from Your Own
    Just as finances can be a major source of contention in a marriage, they can be even more so during a divorce. Disentangling your ex-spouse’s finances from your own may be no simple task, especially with shared assets like home and…
  • Apr 12

    When is Full Legal Custody Granted to Only One Parent, and Why?

    When is Full Legal Custody Granted to Only One Parent, and Why?
    Child custody is a complex issue. When parents dissolve a marriage, if they can’t agree on whom the children will live with, then the court must decide. How is that determined? Several factors are considered. •  …
Rank this Week: 86

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Apr 24

    Preston L. Pugh Joins Miller & Chevalier

    Preston L. Pugh Joins Miller & Chevalier
    Attorney Preston Pugh joined Miller & Chevalier Chartered in the litigation Department. (see here). Preston "Pugh counsels and defends clients in complex civil and criminal litigation, internal investigations, and government…
  • Apr 24

    Farha - Cert Denied

    Farha - Cert Denied
    The Supreme Court denied cert this morning in Farha v. United States leaving the 11th Circuit decision (Clay) on mens rea standing. For prior discussion of this case see here. (esp)
  • Apr 6

    Rosenzweig on Mike Flynn's Immunity Gambit

    Rosenzweig on Mike Flynn's Immunity Gambit
    My old friend Paul "Bunky" Rosenzweig has written an informative primer on immunity from prosecution in the wake of news that former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn wants immunity, purportedly so that he can "tell…
Rank this Week: 221