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Legal Research Plus

Legal Research Plus

By Paul Lomio, Erika V. Wayne, Kate, Wilko and George Wilson. The authors are law librarians and advanced legal research instructors at Stanford Law School.

http://legalresearchplus.com
Rank this Week: 100

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

Covers New York insurance coverage cases and issues. By Roy A. Mura.

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 76

tins ::: Rick Klau's weblog

tins ::: Rick Klau's weblog

Life, law and the Internet - news, information and commentary from Rick Klau.

http://tins.rklau.com/
  • Oct 5

    My unconsciously biased address book

    My unconsciously biased address book
    The 20% problemEarlier this year, I cleaned up my contacts and became interested in what the gender split would look like for my address book. Not only was it no better than my Twitter experiment from last year, the numbers were exactly the…
  • Oct 1

    Using genderize.io to infer gender in a LinkedIn network

    Using genderize.io to infer gender in a LinkedIn network
    A month or so ago, I got to wondering whether there was any way to determine the gender of my LinkedIn network. Surprisingly, LinkedIn doesn't even ask for gender on sign-up, so I couldn't just pull the info directly from LinkedIn. And I…
  • Dec 4

    Google, plus our past = the future of photo

    Google, plus our past = the future of photo
    A couple years ago, I wrote about my first serious attempt to organize my family’s photos. 50,000 digital photos spanning more than a decade — scattered across multiple computers, phones, cameras, and hard drives. It…
Rank this Week: 103

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Supreme Court, Bronx County

    Supreme Court, Bronx County
    A Bronx Estate Litigation Lawyer said that, defendant-appellant moved pursuant to CPLR 510(1) to change the venue of the instant matter from Bronx County to Westchester County more than three years after the commencement of the action and…
  • Sep 22

    Supreme Court, Bronx County

    Supreme Court, Bronx County
    A Bronx Estate Litigation Lawyer said that, defendant-appellant moved pursuant to CPLR 510(1) to change the venue of the instant matter from Bronx County to Westchester County more than three years after the commencement of the action and…
  • Sep 17

    Integrated Domestic Violence Court...cont

    Integrated Domestic Violence Court...cont
    This case raises two questions concerning application of the recently enacted Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), set forth at article 5-A of the Domestic Relations Law: (1) whether (as the father urges) title 3 of…
Rank this Week: 72

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law news. By Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer24-7blog.com/
  • Jun 22

    Court Decides Handgun Possession Case

    Court Decides Handgun Possession Case
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said defendant was indicted for multiple counts of handgun possession and a single count of possession of weapons with intent to sell, the defendant, waived a jury and the case was tried by the court. Decision was…
  • Jun 22

    Court Decides Handgun Possession Case

    Court Decides Handgun Possession Case
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said defendant was indicted for multiple counts of handgun possession and a single count of possession of weapons with intent to sell, the defendant, waived a jury and the case was tried by the court. Decision was…
  • Jun 22

    Court Decides Handgun Possession Case

    Court Decides Handgun Possession Case
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said defendant was indicted for multiple counts of handgun possession and a single count of possession of weapons with intent to sell, the defendant, waived a jury and the case was tried by the court. Decision was…
Rank this Week: 79

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

Covers legal malpractice basics, cases and news. By Andrew Lavoott Bluestone.

http://blog.bluestonelawfirm.com/
  • Feb 23

    No Expert? Motion to Dismiss Denied

    No Expert? Motion to Dismiss Denied
    Issues that are beyond the "ken" of ordinary jurors require expert testimony says the First Department in Wadsworth Condos, LLC v Dollinger Gonski & Grossman 2014 NY Slip Op 00930 [114 AD3d 487] February 13, 2014 Appellate Division, First…
  • Feb 20

    Judiciary Law 487 Relief "Not Lightly Given"

    Judiciary Law 487 Relief "Not Lightly Given"
    Judiciary Law 487, the attorney-deceit statute, part of the common law, is reserved by the Appellate Division for really really bad conduct.  It is not "lightly given."  While proof does not require "clear and convincing" evidence,…
  • Feb 19

    A Legal Malpractice Case Lost on the "But For" Rule

    A Legal Malpractice Case Lost on the "But For" Rule
    As we discussed yesterday, courts are eager to dismiss legal malpractice cases, early in the case or late, on the question of whether Client can show that "but for" the attorney's negligence there would have been a better economic outcome for…
Rank this Week: 71

Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP Blog

Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP Blog

Covers South Carolina personal injury and criminnal law news.

http://www.rjrlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 18

    How much truck accident liability insurance should trucking companies be required to have?

    How much truck accident liability insurance should trucking companies be required to have?
    Commercial Truck Accident Liability Insurance | How Much is Needed for Injuries Caused  Whether you drive a car or a big rig, tractor trailer truck, you have to carry liability insurance. It’s the law. The only question is how…
  • Dec 18

    How much truck accident liability insurance should trucking companies be required to have?

    How much truck accident liability insurance should trucking companies be required to have?
    Commercial Truck Accident Liability Insurance | How Much is Needed for Injuries Caused  Whether you drive a car or a big rig, tractor trailer truck, you have to carry liability insurance. It’s the law. The only question is how…
  • Oct 12

    Truck Driver Training | Semi Truck Accident Lawyer

    Truck Driver Training | Semi Truck Accident Lawyer
    How Long Does It Take to Become a Licensed Semi Truck Driver?  The answer will both surprise you. In a recent truck driving school email trying to solicit new semi truck driver recruits, there are ten (10) basic questions answered about…
Rank this Week: 93

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Nov 14

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware
    "Efforts to Repeal Death Penalty Begin Again With New Delaware Legislature," is by Shana O'Malley of WHYY-FM NewsWorks, via NBC Philadelphia. Supporters of ending capital punishment in Delaware are gearing up for another attempt to have a…
  • Nov 13

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe
    Slate posts, "Why Is Justin Wolfe Still in Prison?" It's by Dahlia Lithwick. A few years back, I wrote about prosecutorial misconduct in the Northern Virginia capital murder trial of Justin Wolfe. The case was one of several in the...
  • Nov 12

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case
    This infographic touches on several issues in Scott Panetti's case in a visual fashion: Earlier coverage of Scott Panetti's case begins at the link. All prior coverage is in the Scott Panetti category index. The Supreme Court established…
Rank this Week: 92

California Injury Attorneys Blog

California Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers personal injury lawsuits, settlements and news. By Estey & Bomberger.

http://www.esteybomberger.com/blog/
  • Oct 8

    Pedestrian Fatally Struck While Unloading Car in La Jolla

    Pedestrian Fatally Struck While Unloading Car in La Jolla
    LA JOLLA – A 45-year-old La Jolla woman was killed Tuesday morning when she was struck by a car on Girard Avenue, NBC San Diego reported. Just before noon, authorities say the woman was unloading her car when an elderly driver backed…
  • Oct 7

    Jury Awards $1.25 Million to Man Injured by Defective Table Saw

    Jury Awards $1.25 Million to Man Injured by Defective Table Saw
    Last month, a jury in Chicago federal court awarded $1.25 million to an Illinois man who was severely injured by a defective table saw.  The victim, Brandon Stollings, 30, lost his index finger and parts of two other fingers in 2007…
  • Oct 6

    Five Teenagers Tragically Killed in Orange County Crash

    Five Teenagers Tragically Killed in Orange County Crash
    BUENA PARK — A BMW crashed in Orange County early Saturday morning, killing five teenage passengers in a solo-vehicle collision on southbound Interstate 5 in Irvine.The accident was reported just after 2 a.m. south of Alton Parkway…
Rank this Week: 91

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 68

ITC 337 Law Blog

ITC 337 Law Blog

Covers International Trade Commission cases and news. By Oblon Spivak.

http://www.itcblog.com
Rank this Week: 104

The Briefcase

The Briefcase

Comments on Ohio law with an emphasis on criminal law. By Russ Bensing.

http://www.briefcase8.com/
  • Feb 28

    Friday Roundup

    Friday Roundup
    Big news from SCOTUS.  Not really.  The Potamac Nine did come down with a decision in a criminal case, Fernandez v. California.  The Highly Abbreviated Version of What Went Down:  the cops arrested Fernandez at his home,…
  • Feb 27

    My latest experiences with the burning bush

    My latest experiences with the burning bush
    I do a lot of appeals -- over 150, my BFF Lexis tells me -- and I'm constantly amazed at how much I still learn.  I've had two recent epiphanies.  The first is that the best time to start practicing for oral argument is just before…
  • Feb 26

    An unlikely story

    An unlikely story
    Every trial is a story.  The prosecution has a story.  The defense has a story.  Oftentimes, the defense story is nothing more than that the prosecution hasn't proved their story beyond a reasonable doubt. The prosecution's…
Rank this Week: 78

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Covers federal civil practice and procedure. By Washington & Lee University School of Law, Professor A. Benjamin Spencer.

http://federalcivilpracticebulletin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 73

Legal Dispatches

Legal Dispatches

By Emiily Maruja Bass.

http://basslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 27

    The Justices Are Not Writing On A Blank Slate

    The Justices Are Not Writing On A Blank Slate
    When legal scholars consider instances over the past 25 years in which the Supreme Court has struck down federal legislation as unconstitutional, two cases come up most frequently: United States v Lopez, 514 U.S. 549 (1995), and United States…
  • Jun 27

    The Justices Are Not Writing On A Blank Slate

    The Justices Are Not Writing On A Blank Slate
    When legal scholars consider instances over the past 25 years in which the Supreme Court has struck down federal legislation as unconstitutional, two cases come up most frequently: United States v Lopez, 514 U.S. 549 (1995), and United States…
  • May 30

    Health Care Reform: Has The Supreme Court Already Embraced The Individual Mandate?

    Health Care Reform: Has The Supreme Court Already Embraced The Individual Mandate?
    Is President Obama’s health-care law dead? Ever since the United States Supreme Court heard arguments about its constitutionality in late March, speculation has been rife that, at a minimum, the Justices will strike down the individual…
Rank this Week: 75

The Am Law Daily

The Am Law Daily

Covers legal business news, analysis and intelligence. From The American Lawyer.

http://amlawdaily.typepad.com/amlawdaily/
  • May 4

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home
    If you're looking for news about the business of law as practiced by the biggest, wealthiest law firms in the United States and the rest of the world, and stories about the lawyers who work at those firms, please visit the newly redesigned Am…
  • Apr 23

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal
    The British mobile phone service provider will acquire business telecommunications company Cable & Wireless Worldwide.
  • Apr 23

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal
    Nestle will acquire pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's infant nutrition business to expand its own global presence in the formula market. Mayer Brown, Skadden, Clifford Chance, and DLA Piper all have roles on the transaction.
Rank this Week: 85

SC Family Law

SC Family Law

Discusses South Carolina divorce and family law issues. By Metts Law Firm, LLC.

http://scdivorcelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    What does Joint Custody mean?

    What does Joint Custody mean?
    Joint custody can be defined in many ways and should be detailed in a Custody Order. In many cases, parents share joint custody with one of the parents as the primary custodian. In this case, the child lives primarily with the primary…
  • Jul 9

    Facebook - Friend or Foe?

    Facebook - Friend or Foe?
    As a Divorce lawyer, I have had many clients bring me evidence of a spouse's or opposing party's bad or contradictory behavior obtained from a posting on Facebook. Over the past several months I have come across many cases where a party will…
  • Jul 8

    Is the cost of Divorce too High?

    Is the cost of Divorce too High?
    Who do you think is responsible for the high costs associated with a divorce or custody hearing? Should attorneys offer alternative fee arrangements to hourly billing?
Rank this Week: 89

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers bad faith, duty to defend, duty to indemnify, liability policies, reimbursement of legal fees and subrogation. By Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue.

http://www.insurancecoverageblog.com/
  • May 25

    Memorial Day 2009

    Memorial Day 2009
    I first ran the post below for Memorial Day in 2006 as a tribute to my Dad, who served as a soldier during World War II.  This is the fourth straight year for this post, and I'll continue to run it every year. 
  • Mar 19

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone
    For those who remember the heady Katrina litigation days of the Ride of the Rigsbys -- appearing on ABC's 20/20, acclaimed as alleged whistleblowers -- these times are very different for the sisters. They've slipped in the…
  • Mar 16

    Insurance Person of the Year

    Insurance Person of the Year
    Nothing like giving the readers a lot of advance notice before an ultra-high stakes award like this is finalized, right? I'm a bit tardy on this, but hey, it's not like I'm on the advisory board of the Insurance Law Center and might have…
Rank this Week: 61

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Sep 30

    Thank you for your hospitality!

    Thank you for your hospitality!
    To The Faculty Lounge administrators – thank you for inviting me into The Lounge this month as a guest blogger. To The Faculty Lounge community – thank you for the very warm reception. I’ve received comments posted to the blog...
  • Sep 30

    Bruce Springsteen and Depression

    Bruce Springsteen and Depression
    The Boss's candid discussion of his history of depression is the subject of an interesting article by my brother, Alex Lubet. Here are the opening paragraphs: E Street lead guitarist Steve Van Zandt once said Bruce Springsteen never took…
  • Sep 30

    Rise Up: The Legacy of Nat Turner

    Rise Up: The Legacy of Nat Turner
    Been very quiet of late here and I'm probably not going to be blogging much for a while yet, but I do want to stick my head up to talk about a new documentary I'm excited to watch next week....
Rank this Week: 222

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Sep 30

    The American Role in International Surrogacy

    The American Role in International Surrogacy
    At the beginning of September, I attended a conference on international surrogacy at the University of Hong Kong.  It confirmed my growing recognition of the importance of globalization of fertility treatments.   It also…
  • Sep 30

    The Many Options Available to Resolve the Brangelina Family Break-Up

    The Many Options Available to Resolve the Brangelina Family Break-Up
    by Jane C. Murphy and Jana Singer The recent announcement that Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt and is seeking sole physical custody of their six children has triggered tabloid speculation about the ugly fight to come. But…
  • Sep 28

    FAN 125 (First Amendment News) Forthcoming book spotlights First Amendment freedom & LGBT equality

    FAN 125 (First Amendment News) Forthcoming book spotlights First Amendment freedom & LGBT equality
    It comes out this March: The First Amendment and LGBT Equality: A Contentious History (Harvard University Press, 320 pp.). The author is Carlos A. Ball, the Distinguished Professor of Law and Judge Frederick Lacey Scholar at the…
Rank this Week: 125

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

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

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Berger-Walliser, Barton, and Haapio on Visualization and Legal Design

    Berger-Walliser, Barton, and Haapio on Visualization and Legal Design
    Gerlinde Berger-Walliser, University of Connecticut, Thomas D. Barton, California Western School of Law, and Helena Haapio, University of Vaasa, Department of Economics and Business Law; Lexpert, Ltd., are publishing From Visualization to…
  • Sep 30

    Manko on Fantasies of Selfhood in Legal Text

    Manko on Fantasies of Selfhood in Legal Text
    Rafał Mańko, University of Amsterdam, Centre for the Study of European Contract law (CSECL); European Parliamentary Research Service, has published 'Reality is for Those Who Cannot Sustain the Dream': Fantasies of Selfhood in Legal…
  • Sep 30

    Adler on the Pleasures of Punishment: Complicity, Spectatorship, and Abu Ghraib

    Adler on the Pleasures of Punishment: Complicity, Spectatorship, and Abu Ghraib
    Amy Adler, New York University School of Law, has published The Pleasures of Punishment: Complicity, Spectatorship, and Abu Ghraib, in Photography in Punishment in Popular Culture 236 (Austin Sarat and Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., eds., 2015).…
Rank this Week: 251

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 220

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

Covers legal news. From the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Sep 30

    Kyrgyzstan seeks to boost prime minister powers through upcoming referendum

    Kyrgyzstan seeks to boost prime minister powers through upcoming referendum
    [JURIST] The Kyrgyzstan Supreme Council [official website, in Kyrgyz] on Thursday voted in favor of holding a constitutional referendum that would give more power to the country’s prime minister. Should the related parliamentary bill be…
  • Sep 30

    Federal judge prevents Arkansas from defunding Planned Parenthood

    Federal judge prevents Arkansas from defunding Planned Parenthood
    [JURIST] A federal judge on Thursday issued a temporary injunction [order, PDF] against Arkansas’ suspension of Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood [advocacy website]. Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson [official profile] terminated…
  • Sep 30

    Supreme Court adds 8 cases to 2016 docket

    Supreme Court adds 8 cases to 2016 docket
    The US Supreme Court [official website] on Thursday granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in eight cases [SCOTUSblog report] following its September 26 conference. In Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District [docket; cert. petition, PDF]…
Rank this Week: 114

Inforrm\'s Blog

Inforrm\'s Blog

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

https://inforrm.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 303

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Sep 30

    Fair Processes, Better Outcome

    Fair Processes, Better Outcome
    Yesterday we exposed the dangers of Shadow Regulation; the secretive web of backroom agreements between companies that seeks to control our behavior online, often driven by governments as a shortcut and less accountable alternative to…
  • Sep 30

    Stupid Design Patent of the Month: Rectangles on a Screen

    Stupid Design Patent of the Month: Rectangles on a Screen
    On October 11, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in the long-running Apple-Samsung litigation. The issue is whether Apple, by virtue of having its designed patents infringed by Samsung, is entitled to all of…
  • Sep 30

    EFF Asks Court to Block U.S. From Prosecuting Security Researcher For Detecting and Publishing Computer Vulnerabilitie

    EFF Asks Court to Block U.S. From Prosecuting Security Researcher For Detecting and Publishing Computer Vulnerabilitie
    DMCA Provision Violates Author’s First Amendment Right to Publish Research About Computer SecurityWashington, D.C.—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) asked a court Thursday for an order that would prevent the government from…
Rank this Week: 131

ACSBlog

ACSBlog

Covers progressive law and policy issues, with a focus on constitutional issues. From the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog
  • Sep 30

    Thompson v. Alabama: Addressing the Racist Roots of Felon Disenfranchisement

    Thompson v. Alabama: Addressing the Racist Roots of Felon Disenfranchisement
    by Danielle Lang, Deputy Director of Voting Rights and Anna Bodi, Partner Legal Fellow at The Campaign Legal CenterLarry Joe Newby is a U.S. citizen living in Huntsville, Alabama. Mr. Newby is married, attends church, is raising his two…
  • Sep 30

    Clean Power Plan Goes the Distance in Marathon Hearing

    Clean Power Plan Goes the Distance in Marathon Hearing
    In February, the Supreme Court of the United States stayed implementation of the Clean Power Plan, which provides the EPA with its best chance to cut future greenhouse gas emissions. On Tuesday, Sept. 27, the United State Court of Appeals for…
  • Sep 28

    The Consumer Case for the Clean Power Pan

    The Consumer Case for the Clean Power Pan
    In February, the Supreme Court of the United States stayed implementation of the Clean Power Plan, which provides the EPA with its best chance to cut future greenhouse gas emissions. On Tuesday, Sept. 27, the United State Court of Appeals for…
Rank this Week: 170

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
  • Sep 30

    Petronas Considering Selling Stake in Proposed B.C. LNG Terminal

    Petronas Considering Selling Stake in Proposed B.C. LNG Terminal
    Reuters reports that three unnamed sources “familiar with the matter” have revealed that Petronas is considering selling its majority stake in the proposed $27 billion Pacific NorthWest LNG export terminal near Prince Rupert,…
  • Sep 28

    Canadian Government Conditionally Approves Petronas’s Pacific NorthWest LNG Terminal

    Canadian Government Conditionally Approves Petronas’s Pacific NorthWest LNG Terminal
    CBC News reports that the Canadian federal government has approved Petronas’s proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG export terminal near Prince Rupert, British Columbia with 190 legally binding conditions. According to the report, majority…
  • Sep 26

    Environmental Assessment for Petronas Project Due Next Monday

    Environmental Assessment for Petronas Project Due Next Monday
    CBC News reports that the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s final environmental report on Petronas’s proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG (PNWLNG) export terminal near Prince Rupert, British Columbia is due to be released…
Rank this Week: 113

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Newman & Associates.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 140

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Voon: Philip Morris v Uruguay: Implications for Public Health

    Voon: Philip Morris v Uruguay: Implications for Public Health
    Tania S.L. Voon (Univ. of Melbourne - Law) has posted Philip Morris v Uruguay: Implications for Public Health (Journal of World Investment & Trade, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:This short article considers the implications for public…
  • Sep 30

    Warwas: The Liability of Arbitral Institutions: Legitimacy Challenges and Functional Response

    Warwas: The Liability of Arbitral Institutions: Legitimacy Challenges and Functional Response
    Barbara Alicja Warwas (Hague Univ. of Applied Sciences - Law) has published The Liability of Arbitral Institutions: Legitimacy Challenges and Functional Responses (Asser Press 2016). Here's the abstract:The topic of civil liability in…
  • Sep 30

    Finnemore & Hollis: Constructing Norms for Global Cybersecurity

    Finnemore & Hollis: Constructing Norms for Global Cybersecurity
    Martha Finnemore (George Washington Univ. - Political Science and International Affairs) & Duncan B. Hollis (Temple Univ. - Law) have posted Constructing Norms for Global Cybersecurity (American Journal of International Law, forthcoming).…
Rank this Week: 191

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

Covers food poisoning and foodborne illness outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Sep 30

    Tropical Smoothie Cafe Hepatitis A Outbreak Slow

    Tropical Smoothie Cafe Hepatitis A Outbreak Slow
    Several states, CDC, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are continuing to investigate a multistate outbreak of foodborne hepatitis A. Information available at this time does not indicate an ongoing risk of acquiring…
  • Sep 27

    130 with Hepatitis A in Arkansas, Maryland , New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin

    130 with Hepatitis A in Arkansas, Maryland , New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin
    As of today, 105 Virginia residents who had tested positive for hepatitis A reported consuming a smoothie at Tropical Smoothie Café prior to becoming ill. Approximately 35% of the residents, for whom information is available, have…
  • Sep 27

    E. coli O103 Recall of Beef Trim

    E. coli O103 Recall of Beef Trim
    Caviness Beef Packers, a Hereford, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 2,100 pounds of boneless beef trim products that may be contaminated with E. coli O103, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and…
Rank this Week: 198

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Sep 30

    This Week in EPA Science

    This Week in EPA Science
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick You know what would go great with that pumpkin spice latte? Reading about the latest in EPA science! Indoor Chemical Exposure Research Many cleaning products, personal care products, pesticides, furnishings, and…
  • Sep 29

    Indoor Chemical Exposure: Novel Research for the 21st Century

    Indoor Chemical Exposure: Novel Research for the 21st Century
    By Meridith M. Fry, Ph.D. While it is widely known that nearly every consumer product contains chemicals, have you ever wondered what chemicals lurk inside your home or office building?  Semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs) are…
  • Sep 29

    What’s Green and Growing in the River?

    What’s Green and Growing in the River?
    by Jon Markovich The Mid-Atlantic Region has many great walking, biking, and hiking trails that meander through the woods and provide us with the chance to escape into the natural environment.  One of my favorite activities on a hike is…
Rank this Week: 194

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Sep 30

    New books in September

    New books in September
    Authors and/or publishers kindly sent me these new books this month: American Prophets: Seven Religious Radicals & Their Struggle for Social and Political Justice by Albert J. Raboteau (Princeton University Press, 2016). Normative…
  • Sep 30

    USA Today Repudiates Trump

    USA Today Repudiates Trump
    This may be significant, since USA Today, America's news-lite national paper, has never before endorsed or dis-endorsed any candidate for the Presidency. That, together with their ordinary right-leaning "even-handedness," gives them…
  • Sep 30

    A reaction to the recent keynote speaker controversie

    A reaction to the recent keynote speaker controversie
    A philosopher elsewhere writes with an amusing reaction to this week's melodrama: This shit makes me want to retire. I already don't "go out" in the philosophy blog-o-sewer, and maybe I'll stop going to conferences too. Many of these…
Rank this Week: 178

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

Covers securities arbitration, litigation and regulatory news. By Maddox Hargett & Caruso, P.C.

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
  • Sep 30

    Breitburn Energy Partners LP Filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

    Breitburn Energy Partners LP Filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
    This past May, 2016, Breitburn Energy Partners LP filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, another casualty of plunging oil prices. Many investors were sold this investment by their brokerage firms and financial advisors who failed to…
  • Sep 30

    Reverse Convertible Notes – UBS Financial Once Again Violates its Customers’ Trust

    Reverse Convertible Notes – UBS Financial Once Again Violates its Customers’ Trust
    On September 28, 2016, the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission announced that it had imposed severe monetary penalties on UBS Financial Services in connection with the firm’s activities involving nearly $10.7 billion of…
  • Sep 30

    Brokerages not Paying out Arbitration Award

    Brokerages not Paying out Arbitration Award
    Aware of this issue for many years, FINRA has made little progress in finding a way to ensure investors get what they are owed. Back in 2000, a report was issued by the U.S. Government Accountability Office that stated, the industry needed to…
Rank this Week: 210

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Sep 30

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain
    Gene Quinn: How NOT To Respond To An Office Action PTO Must Apply Phillips Standard When Construing Expired Patents Adam Liptak: Law On Disparaging Trademarks Gets Supreme Court Review Robert Sachs: Bad Science Makes Bad Patent Law-No Science…
  • Sep 29

    Lee v. Tam: Supreme Court Takes on the Slant

    Lee v. Tam: Supreme Court Takes on the Slant
    by Dennis Crouch In its decision in this trademark registration case, the Federal Circuit found the statutory prohibition against registering “disparaging marks” an unconstitutional governmental regulation of speech in…
  • Sep 28

    Supreme Court Patent Cases – September 28 Update

    Supreme Court Patent Cases – September 28 Update
    by Dennis Crouch Cooper v. Lee and Cooper v. Square are both ask the same question: whether 35 U.S.C. §318(b) violates Article III of the United States Constitution, to the extent that it empowers an executive…
Rank this Week: 122

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Sep 30

    EEO-1 reports will require comp information starting 2017-18

    EEO-1 reports will require comp information starting 2017-18
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced yesterday that it will indeed start requiring employers with 100 or more employees to include compensation information in their annual EEO-1 reports. This includes companies that…
  • Sep 30

    FLSA overtime rule: With all these efforts to block it, can employers relax?

    FLSA overtime rule: With all these efforts to block it, can employers relax?
    Last week, two lawsuits were filed in federal court in Texas seeking to block the Final Rule on white-collar exemptions to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which was issued in May. Meanwhile, legislation that…
  • Sep 30

    Weekly catch-up

    Weekly catch-up
    Our Franchise Industry Group is out with a new bulletin this week, discussing the recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Williams v. Jani-King. The plaintiffs in this case, former franchisees, claim that…
Rank this Week: 117

Chalik & Chalik Personal Injury…

Chalik & Chalik Personal Injury Blog

Covers car accidents, slip and fall injuries, and birth injuries in Florida.

http://www.chaliklaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 30

    Florida appellate court rules in favor of plaintiff in slip and fall case

    Florida appellate court rules in favor of plaintiff in slip and fall case
    In personal injury cases in Florida, the jury has to make a decision as to whether to believe part or all of the account of events presented by the defendant. They must decide whether there are any genuine issues of material fact. However,…
  • Sep 26

    Birth injury lawsuit against the University of Miami

    Birth injury lawsuit against the University of Miami
    The Florida Supreme Court permitted a family to resume their birth injury claim against the University of Miami (UM). According to the Florida Record, the parents of a child who is currently age 17 filed a lawsuit against UM, alleging that at…
  • Sep 23

    Erb’s Palsy lawsuit alleges negligence on the part of hospital and staff

    Erb’s Palsy lawsuit alleges negligence on the part of hospital and staff
    A woman from Lake Worth, Florida, filed a personal injury lawsuit against her obstetrician/gynecologist and the staff at Bethesda Memorial Hospital. She alleges that they neglected to use the required level of care, skill and treatment at the…
Rank this Week: 311

Washgington Labor and Employment…

Washgington Labor and Employment Law Blog

Covers Washington State employment law and public sector collective bargaining law.By Cline and Associates.

http://www.washingtonlaborandemploymentblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 13: Newsletter Serie

    Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 13: Newsletter Serie
    By Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 13: The Duty to Accommodate a Weight This article is the 13th in a multiple part series covering the rights your injured and disabled…
  • Sep 26

    Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 12: Newsletter Serie

    Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 12: Newsletter Serie
    By Jim Cline and Erica Shelley Nelson Representing the Injured or Disabled Member Part 12: The Duty to Accommodate Mental Health Issues This article is the 12th in a multiple part series covering the rights your injured and…
  • Sep 26

    Disability Reasonable Accommodation Table Expanded and Posted on Premium Website

    Disability Reasonable Accommodation Table Expanded and Posted on Premium Website
    By Jim Cline As part of our continued effort provide the best possible information to our clients and Premium Website subscribers we have vastly expanded our “Reasonable Accommodation” case table. The case table shows what types…
Rank this Week: 129

Althouse

Althouse

Covers the law and news. From University of Wisconsin Law Professor Ann Althouse.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Machado About Nothing.

    Machado About Nothing.
    Pun noticed.ADDED: "He can say whatever he wants to say, I don’t care. You know, I have my past. Of course, everybody has a past. I’m not a saint girl. But that is not the point now."
  • Sep 30

    NYT election buzzword: "subtle."

    NYT election buzzword: "subtle."
    From an op-ed, "Hillary Clinton Will Not Be Manterrupted," by Jessica Bennett:Women are less likely to speak up, and less likely to be heard, in groups that are mostly men... women are less likely to have their own ideas attributed to…
  • Sep 30

    "Not looking so great anymore, Ann."

    "Not looking so great anymore, Ann."
    Email sent last night from the Democratic Party. I thought they were the ones who weren't disparaging women's looks. Oh, they're the ones who are not looking so great anymore: Ann, up until this point, September has been a great month of…
Rank this Week: 268

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

Covers Michigan's appellate courts. By Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
Rank this Week: 217

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Court Lacks Jurisdiction to Review if Assignor Estoppel Precludes PTAB from Instituting IPR

    Court Lacks Jurisdiction to Review if Assignor Estoppel Precludes PTAB from Instituting IPR
    The Federal Circuit dismissed Husky’s appeal, finding that it lacked jurisdiction to review the Board’s determination of whether assignor estoppel barred institution of an inter partes review for two reasons. First, Husky’s…
  • Sep 30

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Doctrine of Inherent Disclosure

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Doctrine of Inherent Disclosure
    Under the doctrine of inherent disclosure, it is not necessary for an earlier application to explicitly describe the later patent. There is adequate written description to support a later patent where it is undisputed that the invention…
  • Sep 30

    Proper §112 Indefiniteness Analysis is Directed to the Claims Themselves, Not the Term

    Proper §112 Indefiniteness Analysis is Directed to the Claims Themselves, Not the Term
    The Federal Circuit Court found that the source of the purported indefiniteness (“processing system”) played no role in defining the claims. Since the asserted claims are method claims, patentability resides with the method steps…
Rank this Week: 286

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Sep 30

    Five Corporate Lawyer Stereotype

    Five Corporate Lawyer Stereotype
    And from comments made yesterday at ATLS. 1. The Business Sense-Challenged Litigator. Tries business cases. Has zero business sense, biz talent, biz experience, biz understanding or biz chops. GCs often learn too late. 2. The Risk-Averse…
  • Sep 27

    HRC 1, DJT 0

    HRC 1, DJT 0
    Credit where it's due re: last night's historic first 2016 POTUS debate in New York City. The evening belonged to HRC. She often played Trump like a piano. But neither were at his or her best. Expect better performances in...
  • Sep 26

    Duke upsets Notre Dame, 38-35. In South Bend.

    Duke upsets Notre Dame, 38-35. In South Bend.
    Amazing Saturday college football news. And in South Bend. Whoa. When I was a Duke student, few ever attended football games. Soccer and of course basketball is what drew student crowds....
Rank this Week: 126

Presnell on Privileges

Presnell on Privileges

Covers evidentiary privileges and outside counsel. By Todd Presnell.

http://presnellonprivileges.com/
  • Sep 30

    Monthly Privilege Roundup: Ted Bundy, Dr. King’s Lawyer, and More Hillary Clinton

    Monthly Privilege Roundup: Ted Bundy, Dr. King’s Lawyer, and More Hillary Clinton
    We see privilege issues discussed in judicial decisions, legal commentary, and mainstream news.  Here is a roundup of interesting privilege issues for September 2016. →The New Republic reviews John Henry…
  • Sep 27

    Legal Advice or PR Plan? A Pertinent Privilege Conundrum

    Legal Advice or PR Plan? A Pertinent Privilege Conundrum
    Originally published by Law360, New York (June 9, 2016, 11:40 AM ET) — The ever-expanding scope of what constitutes the “press” creates new issues for companies and their counsel dealing with disputes that either are in…
  • Sep 13

    Court Rejects Privilege for In-House Lawyer’s Handwritten Notation

    Court Rejects Privilege for In-House Lawyer’s Handwritten Notation
    In a ruling that may puzzle in-house legal departments, the Arizona USDC ruled that the attorney–client privilege did not cover in-house attorneys’ handwritten notations on non-privileged documents.  The court’s primary…
Rank this Week: 137

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Sep 30

    You Can Negotiate Who Takes on Risk

    You Can Negotiate Who Takes on Risk
    Parties negotiating a business transaction don’t have to accept the risks or duties imposed by law on the proposed arrangement. For example, just because a property owner is generally liable for damage caused by hazardous materials on…
  • Sep 28

    7 Grounds for Objecting During Voir Dire

    7 Grounds for Objecting During Voir Dire
    Once the jury panel has been sworn, prospective jurors are selected at random, seated in the jury box, and questioned. Counsel may conduct a “liberal and probing examination” that’s calculated to discover juror bias or…
  • Sep 26

    Cohabitating Couples Need Clear Agreement

    Cohabitating Couples Need Clear Agreement
    Millennials appear to be less likely to marry and more likely to live together. As the Huffington Post explains, “[c]ouples are now more apt to consider cohabitation as their next stage in their relationships before they begin to…
Rank this Week: 134

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses boating, car, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents. By Altman& Altman.

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Proposed Legislation Would Require Large Trucks to be Equipped with Speed-Limiting Device

    Proposed Legislation Would Require Large Trucks to be Equipped with Speed-Limiting Device
    Federal regulators have recently proposed new legislation that would require large commercial vehicles to be fitted with devices that limit their speed. Commercial truck accidents often have devastating consequences. According to the National…
  • Sep 29

    Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms Are Often Slow to Appear

    Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms Are Often Slow to Appear
    A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can vary in type and severity, and symptoms may not be immediately apparent. A serious TBI can be life-altering, impacting your personality, speech, and ability to complete even the simplest tasks. High-impact…
  • Sep 27

    The Tough Conversation – When it’s No Longer Safe for a Loved One to Drive.

    The Tough Conversation – When it’s No Longer Safe for a Loved One to Drive.
    With age comes wisdom. But other, less desirable changes, also begin to appear as we grow older. Some of these changes can have a negative impact on our ability to drive safely. Minor concerns, such as slightly-diminished vision, can be…
Rank this Week: 284

Chicago Personal Injury Blog

Chicago Personal Injury Blog

By Staver Law Group P.C.

http://www.chicagolawyer.com/legal-blog/
  • Sep 30

    What Will Happen If I Fail To Notify My Insurance Company After My Car Accident

    What Will Happen If I Fail To Notify My Insurance Company After My Car Accident
    You were just in an accident and your car has finally come to a stop. Your heart is racing as you take in your surroundings and pull yourself together enough to drive to the shoulder. Now, what? If you or anyone else involved is in... The…
  • Sep 28

    $70,000 Settlement For An Injured Passenger

    $70,000 Settlement For An Injured Passenger
    Recently, two individuals were traveling westbound on Palatine Road, when another car attempting to make a right-hand turn, improperly pulled into the road and struck them. This collision forced their car into oncoming traffic where it was…
  • Sep 27

    Can I Collect Injury Compensation Beyond The Insurance Policy Limits In Illinois?

    Can I Collect Injury Compensation Beyond The Insurance Policy Limits In Illinois?
    When you have been hurt in an accident, one of the biggest obstacles you may come upon against in your effort to recover damages is an insurance policy limit. Many drivers only purchase the minimum amount of auto insurance required by…
Rank this Week: 315

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Hey, it's only (Your) money

    Hey, it's only (Your) money
    So it appears that Our Betters in DC© are funneling money to their O'Care enablers:"The Obama administration is illegally sending payments to health insurers instead of to the federal Treasury as Obamacare requires, according to a new…
  • Sep 29

    Frustrating Circumstance

    Frustrating Circumstance
    I originally thought this would be another in our series of either Stupid Government or Frustrating Carrier Tricks. But it's really about how "life happens."So we know that HHS has been cracking down on off-season ("Special Open")…
  • Sep 28

    About those "High Deductible Health Plans"

    About those "High Deductible Health Plans"
    Back in 1992, I was introduced to the world of Medical Savings Accounts. These then-cutting edge plans were unique in that they touted $1,000+ deductibles in a world where $500 was considered exorbitant. But they offered substantial savings,…
Rank this Week: 252