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Law Blog

Covers law and business and the business of law. By the Wall Street Journal.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
Rank this Week: 99

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

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

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Sep 23

    The Effect of Deferred and Non-Prosecution Agreements on Corporate Governance

    The Effect of Deferred and Non-Prosecution Agreements on Corporate Governance
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Wulf A. Kaal and Timothy Lacine of University of St. Thomas School of Law. The increasing use of Non- and Deferred Prosecution Agreements (N/DPAs) has enabled federal prosecutors to…
  • Sep 23

    Why Delaware Appraisal Awards Exceed the Merger Price

    Why Delaware Appraisal Awards Exceed the Merger Price
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Philip Richter, partner and co-head of the Mergers and Acquisitions Practice at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, and is based on a Fried Frank publication by Mr. Richter,…
  • Sep 22

    The State of State Competition for Incorporation

    The State of State Competition for Incorporation
    Editor's Note: Marcel Kahan is the George T. Lowy Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law. The competition by states for incorporations has long been the subject of extensive scholarship. Views of this competition differ…
Rank this Week: 98

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Provides updates and commentary on current employment law headlines and topics. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Is it legal to fire an employee for off-duty alcohol consumption?

    Is it legal to fire an employee for off-duty alcohol consumption?
    We know it’s legal to fire an employee for drinking on the job, but what about an employee who drinks off the job? Can an employer legally terminate an employee who tests positive for off-the-job alcohol consumption? 29 states have laws…
  • Sep 22

    This is what a retaliatory waiver of EEOC rights looks like

    This is what a retaliatory waiver of EEOC rights looks like
    In case you missed it last Friday, a federal judge dismissed the EEOC’s lawsuit against CVS, which had challenged as retaliatory various garden-variety provisions in the retailer’s employment separation agreement. On that same…
  • Sep 19

    BREAKING: Federal judge dismisses EEOC severance agreement lawsuit against CVS

    BREAKING: Federal judge dismisses EEOC severance agreement lawsuit against CVS
    The Chicago Tribune is reporting that U.S. District Judge John Darrah has granted CVS’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by EEOC, which challenged the company’s severance agreements as overly broad and…
Rank this Week: 96

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

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

    Woman Injured By Lifeguard SUV While Sunbathing At Venice Beach

    Woman Injured By Lifeguard SUV While Sunbathing At Venice Beach
    A 25-year-old woman who was sunbathing on the beach in Venice was run over and injured by a lifeguard SUV. According to a KTLA news report, the incident occurred the afternoon of September 15, 2014. Officials say a lifeguard was responding…
  • Sep 18

    Girl Critically Injured In Anaheim Crosswalk Accident

    Girl Critically Injured In Anaheim Crosswalk Accident
    An 11-year-old girl suffered critical injuries in an Anaheim car accident after she was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the major injury collision occurred the morning…
  • Sep 12

    Off Duty LAPD Officer Killed In Torrance Motorcycle Accident

    Off Duty LAPD Officer Killed In Torrance Motorcycle Accident
    Erick Alcaraz, a 24-year-old LAPD officer was killed in a motorcycle accident in Torrance when he was off-duty. According to a KTLA news report, the fatal motorcycle crash occurred the evening of September 6 2014 at South Western Avenue and…
Rank this Week: 91

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
Rank this Week: 92

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Sep 16

    No Source Yet in Kentucky E. coli Outbreak

    No Source Yet in Kentucky E. coli Outbreak
    As of Tuesday, four Kentucky children remain hospitalized after suffering E. coli O157:H7 infections. The cluster of cases is being investigated by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department based in Elizabethtown and the Kentucky State…
  • Sep 16

    Bill Marler – E. coli Attorney and Lawyer

    Bill Marler – E. coli Attorney and Lawyer
    An accomplished attorney and national expert in food safety, William (Bill) Marler has become the most prominent foodborne illness lawyer in America and a major force in food policy in the U.S. and around the world .  Marler Clark, The…
  • Sep 14

    Severe E. coli Illnesses in Oregon, Washington and Kentucky

    Severe E. coli Illnesses in Oregon, Washington and Kentucky
    t has been a very hard week in the Pacific Northwest as we have heard about two youngsters killed by E. coli O157:H7 and at least two others severely sickened with potentially life-threatening hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).  Families…
Rank this Week: 94

Thomas A. Sharon, R.N., M.P.H.

Thomas A. Sharon, R.N., M.P.H.

Covers evidence in medical malpractice cases.

http://legalnurseconsultanttom.com
  • Sep 11

    The Role of Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care

    The Role of Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care
    The thought of providing primary care to fill the physician void in unserved areas is exciting indeed. However, at the same time I feel some trepidation over how to define this role that I am planning to assume. Learning the scope of advanced…
  • Jul 24

    Cost-Benefit of Medical Technology and Medical Tourism

    Cost-Benefit of Medical Technology and Medical Tourism
    Innovative technology seeks to help human beings accomplish a task or reach a goal with greater speed, accuracy and at lower cost thereby improving the quality of life. Of course such innovation causes disruption in existing markets because…
  • Apr 7

    The Obamacare Effect in 2014: Medicare Caps on Wound Care Reimbursement

    The Obamacare Effect in 2014: Medicare Caps on Wound Care Reimbursement
    The new reimbursement practices from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is dealing a devastating financial blow to conventional treatment providers for non-healing chronic wounds. The U.S. government is currently paying…
Rank this Week: 95

Atlanta Injury Law & Civil…

Atlanta Injury Law & Civil Litigation Blog

Covers trucking accidents, trucking litigation, trucking rules and trucking technology. By Ken Shigley.

http://www.atlantainjurylawblog.com/
  • Aug 8

    Fatal Wal-Mart Truck Crash Case in NJ Case Moving Forward

    Fatal Wal-Mart Truck Crash Case in NJ Case Moving Forward
    In June, a Wal-Mart truck driver who had been awake 24 hours caused a deadly pileup in New Jersey. The Wal-Mart truck driver’s Twitter profile included the phrase, “move or get hit.” Since that crash, most of the attention…
  • Aug 7

    Inflation Adjustment of Interstate Truck and Bus Insurance Moving Forward

    Inflation Adjustment of Interstate Truck and Bus Insurance Moving Forward
    Several times recently, I have written about the projected inflation adjustment to minimum liability insurance coverage for interstate commercial vehicles. The process continues. A few days ago, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration…
  • Aug 7

    Inflation Adjustment of Interstate Truck and Bus Insurance Moving Forward

    Inflation Adjustment of Interstate Truck and Bus Insurance Moving Forward
    Several times recently, I have written about the projected inflation adjustment to minimum liability insurance coverage for interstate commercial vehicles. The process continues. A few days ago, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration…
Rank this Week: 101

Law Library Letter

Law Library Letter

Summaries of recent Wyoming Supreme Court decisions and law library information. From the Wyoming State Law Library.

http://wyolawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • May 14

    Summary 2014 WY 62

    Summary 2014 WY 62
    Summary of Decision May 14, 2014Justice Fox delivered the opinion of the Court. Reversed.Case Name: LEEKS CANYON RANCH, LLC, a Wyoming limited liability company; LEEKS CANYON, LLC, a Wyoming limited liability company; ELIZABETH LOCKHART and…
  • May 14

    Summary 2014 WY 61

    Summary 2014 WY 61
    Summary of Decision May 12, 2014Justice Davis delivered the opinion for the court. Affirmed. Case Name: IN THE MATTER OF THE WORKER’S COMPENSATION CLAIM OF: CHRISTINA S. HIRSCH, AN EMPLOYEE OF BORDER FOODS, INC. v. STATE OF WYOMING…
  • May 8

    Summary 2014 WY 60

    Summary 2014 WY 60
    Summary of Decision May 8, 2014Justice Fox delivered the opinion of the Court. Affirmed.Case Name: GILBERT ORTIZ, JR. v. THE STATE OF WYOMINGDocket Number: S-13-0127URL: http://www.courts.state.wy.us/Opinions.aspxAppeal from the District…
Rank this Week: 89

Florida Injury Attorneys Blog

Florida Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers Florida car accidents, wrongful death, and bicycle accidents. By Salpeter Gitkin, LLP.

http://www.florida-injury-attorneys-blog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Pompano Beach, Florida Tow Truck/Bus Collision Injures 32

    Pompano Beach, Florida Tow Truck/Bus Collision Injures 32
    A Pompano Beach, Florida tow truck/public transit bus collision sent 32 people to area hospitals on Thursday, news sources report. The victims were not immediately available following the incident; they were treated at several area hospitals.…
  • Oct 16

    Qwentyn Hunter Drowns Aboard Miami, Florida Cruise Ship

    Qwentyn Hunter Drowns Aboard Miami, Florida Cruise Ship
    Qwentyn Hunter drowned aboard a Miami, Florida Carnival Cruise ship Monday, news sources report. The cruise ship was still at sea at the time of the tragic accident. Six-year-old Hunter, of Winter Garden, was pronounced dead after being…
  • Oct 14

    Matthew Scott Danchak of Tamarac, Florida Injured in Hit-and-Run Collision

    Matthew Scott Danchak of Tamarac, Florida Injured in Hit-and-Run Collision
    Matthew Scott Danchak of Tamarac, Florida was critically injured Friday after he got out of his car following a crash and was struck by a semi, which fled the scene, news sources report. The other driver involved in the initial car accident…
Rank this Week: 100

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 93

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Features developments in labor and employment law. By Daniel A. Schwartz.

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Can an Employer Ever Win at the CHRO?

    Can an Employer Ever Win at the CHRO?
    I sometimes lament that employers get the short end of the stick when it comes to matters before the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.  There’s little doubt, as I’ve said before, that more cases are being…
  • Sep 22

    Followup: Court Dismisses EEOC Lawsuit Challenging CVS Separation Agreement

    Followup: Court Dismisses EEOC Lawsuit Challenging CVS Separation Agreement
    Back in February, I talked about how a lawsuit brought by the EEOC against CVS challenging the company’s standard separation agreement could be a big deal “if the EEOC prevails”. But I cautioned about drawing any…
  • Sep 18

    56 Million Reasons Why Your HR Department Needs Better Data Security

    56 Million Reasons Why Your HR Department Needs Better Data Security
    Okay, okay.  I realize the headline is a bit misleading.  But it isn’t every day that you hear about a data breach at Home Depot in which 56 MILLION credit cards may have been hacked. To put that into perspective, that’s…
Rank this Week: 112

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Sep 23

    Nursing Homes Responsible for Contractor

    Nursing Homes Responsible for Contractor
    The Des Moines Register reported that Life Care Services and a California nursing-home company called ParkVista that manages nursing homes across the country has agreed to help pay a $3.8 million settlement for alleged over-billing of…
  • Sep 21

    SC Woman Accused of Abuse and Neglect

    SC Woman Accused of Abuse and Neglect
    Andira Lawson was ‘charged with one count of abuse of a vulnerable adult and one count of neglect of a vulnerable adult’, The Post and Courier reports. Lawson worked at the Sumter Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center in Sumter,…
  • Sep 20

    Stacking the Odds Against the Everyman

    Stacking the Odds Against the Everyman
    You know the licensing agreements that you probably never read? Pretty much every time you download software, get a credit card or cell phone, you’re signing an arbitration agreement. What this means is that if you should ever have a…
Rank this Week: 110

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/
Rank this Week: 107

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 23

    Never too late! If you missed the IPKat last week ...

    Never too late! If you missed the IPKat last week ...
    It has been another busy week for Katpost aggregator Alberto Bellan, whose compilation of substantive blogposts from Kat contributors and their guests over the past week reflects both his dedication and theirs.  So here's the…
  • Sep 22

    Monday miscellany

    Monday miscellany
    A press release late last week happily announced the launch of WIPO Pearl, a new database which, it is promised, will provide free access to a wealth of multilingual scientific and technical terminology. As it explains, in relevant…
  • Sep 22

    The Great British Vanishing Act: where has home-grown patent filing gone?

    The Great British Vanishing Act: where has home-grown patent filing gone?
    Considering that cats spend most of their time fast asleep,they can be remarkably productive.  If only they could bepersuaded to file more UK patent applications ...Katfriend, patent attorney and IP enthusiast Peter Arrowsmith (a…
Rank this Week: 115

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys…

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys Blawg

Covers drug recalls, defective products, auto accidents, trucking accidents, settlements, safety tips, new laws and regulations.

http://thomasjhenrylaw.com/blawg/
  • Sep 22

    Pedestrian Injured in San Antonio Hit-and-Run

    Pedestrian Injured in San Antonio Hit-and-Run
    A man was injured last week after being struck by a hit-and-run driver at a San Antonio intersection. Authorities are searching for the driver.
  • Sep 22

    Elderly Woman Killed in Bicycle Accident

    Elderly Woman Killed in Bicycle Accident
    An elderly woman in New York City has after being struck by a bicyclist in Central Park. Authorities are investigating the incident.
  • Sep 22

    18-Wheeler Accident in East Texas Leaves Two Dead

    18-Wheeler Accident in East Texas Leaves Two Dead
    Two tractor-trailers collided on Interstate 20 in East Texas, leaving two people dead. Authorities are investigating the accident.
Rank this Week: 103

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Sep 22

    Section 11 Actions Based on Statements of Belief

    Section 11 Actions Based on Statements of Belief
    Omnicare is back in court. This time, it is petitioning the Supreme Court for relief in a legal battle under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The question presented (as quoted from the cert petition) is:...
  • Sep 22

    More on the Irrelevance of Law Review

    More on the Irrelevance of Law Review
    In July, I blogged about the irrelevance of law reviews. Here’s more evidence. I spoke at a symposium on crowdfunding in late March and submitted my article, Shooting the Messenger: The Liability of Crowdfunding Intermediaries for the Fraud…
  • Sep 21

    Frank Pasquale on “how masterful manipulation of the law has allowed tech and finance giants to grow incredibly fast”

    Frank Pasquale on “how masterful manipulation of the law has allowed tech and finance giants to grow incredibly fast”
    Like many people I know, I am a huge fan of Frank Pasquale. Thus, I was very excited to read his Balkanization interview (available here) discussing his forthcoming book, “The Black Box Society.” The interview touches on a wide range...
Rank this Week: 116

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Sep 22

    How to Defend ISDS

    How to Defend ISDS
    Last week, I was complaining about an attempt to defend ISDS by someone who did not seem aware of how investment obligations work. In contrast, here is someone who gets it right: What investment treaties typically do is offer investors...
  • Sep 19

    Is the First Trade/Labor FTA Panel Report Finally Coming?

    Is the First Trade/Labor FTA Panel Report Finally Coming?
    The U.S. has been threatening to pursue complaints under labor chapters of trade agreements for a while now. USTR's announcement yesterday may indicate that we will soon see an actual panel process completed: United States Trade…
  • Sep 17

    How Not to Defend ISDS

    How Not to Defend ISDS
    Investor-state dispute settlement is a complex, difficult issue. Reasonable people can disagree on it. I've come out against it, but I see why people would be for it. However, when people do support it, I wish they would get the...
Rank this Week: 113

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 102

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

Offers Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court updates. By Francis G.X. Pileggi.

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • Sep 18

    Update on Fee-Shifting Bylaw Issue in Pending Chancery Case

    Update on Fee-Shifting Bylaw Issue in Pending Chancery Case
    Recent activity in the Delaware Court of Chancery has followed the Delaware Supreme Court’s May 2014 decision in ATP Tour, Inc v. Deutscher Tennis Bund, 91 A.3d 554 (Del. 2014), highlighted on these pages, which upheld a…
  • Sep 14

    Dismissal Denied for Disinterested Directors When Entire Fairness Applies to Transaction

    Dismissal Denied for Disinterested Directors When Entire Fairness Applies to Transaction
    In re Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc. Stockholders Litigation, Cons. C.A. No. 8922-VCG (Del. Ch. Sept. 10, 2014). This Chancery decision is noteworthy for its analysis of the applicable standard for a motion to dismiss members of a special…
  • Sep 14

    Chancery Applies Comity to Stay Litigation

    Chancery Applies Comity to Stay Litigation
    In Scott v. Dandero, C.A. No. 9041-VCG (Del. Ch. Sept. 8, 2014), the Court of Chancery applied general principles of comity and judicial efficiency to deny a request to lift a stay of a case before it involving parties and issues…
Rank this Week: 109

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Sep 18

    An Interesting Thought About Resume

    An Interesting Thought About Resume
    The following is a quote from Mark Horstman, one of the principals of Manager Tools, in his most recent Things I Think I Think. (I am a huge fan of Manager Tools’ podcasts, which I strongly recommend.) We take grief frequently for…
  • Sep 9

    Shame on you NFL, Baltimore Raven

    Shame on you NFL, Baltimore Raven
    By now, everyone has heard that Ray Rice has been cut by the Baltimore Ravens and had his laughable two game suspension increased to “indefinite”.  And the increased punishment is being lauded by sports pundits everywhere.…
  • Sep 2

    Some things I think I think

    Some things I think I think
    Do you remember Andy Rooney?  He used to do commentary on 6o Minutes.  Big, bushy eyebrows.  But the thing I will always remember is when he would ask “Did you ever wonder….?” and then go into some offbeat…
Rank this Week: 118

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Sep 5

    Robert S. Bennett (Absolutely No Relation)

    Robert S. Bennett (Absolutely No Relation)
    I’ve written about Robert S. Bennett from time to time, and I’m not impressed by him. But neither was I impressed with the State Bar’s effort to disbar him, which effort succeeded in March. Robert S. Bennett was barred: from…
  • Sep 4

    ¡Justice, Sí, Safety, No!

    ¡Justice, Sí, Safety, No!
      Harris County District Judge Katherine Cabaniss’s email pleading for votes in the popularity contest that is the Houston Bar Association’s Judicial Preference Poll (via Robb Fickman, who I hope will have something to say…
  • Aug 31

    Free to Be Stupid

    Free to Be Stupid
    You think it’s insane that Arizona allows a 9-year-old to shoot at a firing range? ABC News reports that one in Texas allows them to do so at age 6. -Leonard Pitts, Jr. So we make the leap from dumbass … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 105

Our News & Stories

Our News & Stories

Features Penn Law news.

http://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/news/
  • Aug 24

    Penn Law launches innovative program in Latin American & Latino Studie

    Penn Law launches innovative program in Latin American & Latino Studie
    In recognition of the mounting importance of Latin America as both a rapidly growing global legal market and the hub of much U.S. immigration debate, the University of Pennsylvania Law School has established the innovative Certificate of…
  • Aug 17

    Alumni spotlight: Noam Dworman L’87

    Alumni spotlight: Noam Dworman L’87
    The Comedy Cellar opened in 1980, long after venues such as the 1960s-era Improv set the tone. But the Comedy Cellar made comic hay just the same, earning sell-out after sell-out of its 115-seat room as well as a string of accolades including…
  • Aug 12

    Summer employment dispatch: Alicia Zhang L’16

    Summer employment dispatch: Alicia Zhang L’16
    This dispatch from Alicia Zhang L'16 is one in a series of firsthand accounts by Law School students about how their summer employment opportunities are preparing them for their legal careers. Zhang is from Austin, TX.
Rank this Week: 106

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers drug crimes, DUI, sex crimes, theft and violent crimes. By Stephen Neyman, P.C.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Why Waiting Until the Last Minute to Hire a Criminal Lawyer is Not a Good Idea

    Why Waiting Until the Last Minute to Hire a Criminal Lawyer is Not a Good Idea
    Not unlike most Sundays I woke up yesterday to several find messages on my cell phone from perspective clients who are in need of criminal legal representation in court today. Someone needed a lawyer for a domestic assault and battery case…
  • Jul 24

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case
    At least once a week a potential client will come into my office to discuss a pending case and conclude the conversation by asking me what guarantees I can give him. My answer is the same each time. There are no guarantees in this business.…
  • Jul 22

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?
    Motions in limine are requests brought by the parties and decided by a judge that determine what evidence might be admitted or excluded at trial. These motions are usually filed prior to trial or on the day of trial however they can be…
Rank this Week: 108

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

Covers consumer fraud, consumer protection, securities and antitrust class actions. By Meiselman, Packman, Nealon, Scialabba & Baker P.C.

http://classactionblog.mpnsb.com/
  • Mar 26

    Court Certifies Drivers’ Claims Against PJPA (Papa John’s Pizza)

    Court Certifies Drivers’ Claims Against PJPA (Papa John’s Pizza)
    The Court conditionally certified Meiselman Packman Nealon Scialabba & Baker P.C.’s federal lawsuit against PJPA, LLC a Papa John’s Pizza franchisee in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.  As a result of the…
  • Mar 14

    McDonald’s And Other Food Chains May Be Underpaying Employee

    McDonald’s And Other Food Chains May Be Underpaying Employee
    Many fast food restaurants require their employees to purchase uniforms and/or clean their uniforms at their own costs.  However, employees should be reimbursed for the cost of purchasing and cleaning their uniforms.  In a recent…
  • Mar 10

    Tom’s Natural Toothpaste May Not Actually Be Natural

    Tom’s Natural Toothpaste May Not Actually Be Natural
    Consumers in the U.S. rely on labels that say “natural” when purchasing products such as toothpastes.  Consumers are even willing to pay extra money to buy products that are labeled “natural”.  Unfortunately,…
Rank this Week: 104

Settle It Now Negotiation Blog

Settle It Now Negotiation Blog

Covers mediation, negotiation and settlement. By Victoria Pynchon.

http://www.negotiationlawblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Our Close the Gap App Arrives in Time for Equal Pay Day

    Our Close the Gap App Arrives in Time for Equal Pay Day
    Close the Gap App™ (sponsored by GoDaddy) is a powerful online tool that takes you on a guided deep dive into your career path. It's like having your very own career or business coach on your desktop or mobile…
  • Nov 16

    Good Night and Good Luck

    Good Night and Good Luck
    I launched the Negotiation Law Blog on October 3, 2006, shortly after I'd earned my LL.M in Conflict Resolution from the Straus Institute at Pepperdine University School of Law. I'm uncertain just how many months earlier I'd begun blogging on…
  • Nov 5

    Getting the Other Guy to the Negotiation Table

    Getting the Other Guy to the Negotiation Table
      This just in from Harvard's Program on Negotiation: In a new study, Nour Kteily of Northwestern University and his colleagues found that low-power groups can influence powerful parties to engage with them through their framing of the…
Rank this Week: 111

Equine Law Blog

Equine Law Blog

Updates and articles on equine law. By Alison Rowe.

http://equinelaw.alisonrowe.com/
  • Jan 20

    Congress Blocks Slaughter of Horses in United States (Again)

    Congress Blocks Slaughter of Horses in United States (Again)
    The resumption of commercial horse slaughter in the United States was blocked on Friday, January 17, when President Obama signed a congressional budget bill that removed funding for USDA inspection of horse slaughter plants. This action…
  • Dec 16

    10th Circuit Allows Horse Slaughter Plants to Commence Operation

    10th Circuit Allows Horse Slaughter Plants to Commence Operation
    In an order dated December 13, 2013, a copy of which can be downloaded here, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit denied an emergency motion for injunction pending appeal filed by the Humane Society of the United States…
  • Nov 8

    Humane Society, et al File Appeal after Federal Judge Dismisses Horse Slaughter Suit

    Humane Society, et al File Appeal after Federal Judge Dismisses Horse Slaughter Suit
    As discussed in this prior post, the Humane Society of the United States and a variety of other groups and individuals brought suit to permanently enjoin the slaughter of horses at two plants that had been granted Food Safety Inspection…
Rank this Week: 120

Simmons Firm Law Blog

Simmons Firm Law Blog

Covers mesothelioma, asbestos exposure and more.

http://www.simmonsfirm.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 119

IP Dragon

IP Dragon

Covers intellectual property in China.

http://ipdragon.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG
    From now on, you can find new articles of IP Dragon on: ipdragon.org.So good bye to ipdragon.blogspot,com and hello ipdragon.org.All ipdragon.blogspot.com links will continue to be active, but will be redirected to ipdragon.orgAlso you…
  • Apr 7

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary
     Shades of Red by Skram1 see ColourloversThe real question: "What shade of red will attract liability?"After publishing a draft of the copyright law, the National Copyright Administration comes now with a A Brief Explanation…
  • Mar 12

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol
    Clone and OriginalThe silver screen is known to bring out the imagination of people. However, China's film industry has not given birth to a poster child of creativity, eyeing laboriously to any movie that has some measure of success, Chinese…
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New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

News and information gateway to web based services provided by the New York State Supreme Court Criminal Term Library in New York County.

http://crimlawlib.blogspot.com/
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Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Sep 23

    What would you ask a District Judge?

    What would you ask a District Judge?
    By Jason Rantanen On Friday, October 3, I will be moderating a panel of three district court judges at the Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association annual conference.  This gives me a great opportunity to seek the collective wisdom of…
  • Sep 22

    The enfant terrible?

    The enfant terrible?
    The Green Bag at first appears as an oxymoron – known as an “entertaining journal of law.”  The published articles often rely heavily on satire to make their points. Hastings Professor Robin Feldman has a new…
  • Sep 22

    In Memoriam: Donald Quigg

    In Memoriam: Donald Quigg
    Longtime patent leader Donald Quigg has passed away.  His patent experience dates back to the 1940s and he spent years as the Chief Patent counsel for Phillips Petroleum in Bartlesville before joining the US Patent Office as…
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Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

Covers birth injuries, medical device liability, medical misdiagnosis and surgical errors. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticeattorney-blog.com/
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ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Sep 23

    “Wholly Inadequate” Stop Sign Placement Leads to Liability for Collision

    “Wholly Inadequate” Stop Sign Placement Leads to Liability for Collision
    Reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, finding a construction company largely at fault for the ‘wholly inadequate‘ placement of a temporary stop sign in a construction zone. This…
  • Sep 22

    Motorist Liable for Collision After Blanketing Other Vehicle in Snow

    Motorist Liable for Collision After Blanketing Other Vehicle in Snow
    Interesting reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, addressing fault for a single vehicle collision. In today’s case (Link v. ICBC) the Plaintiff was travelling in winter driving…
  • Sep 18

    “Miscontruction of the Facts” Leads to Expert Opinion Rejection

    “Miscontruction of the Facts” Leads to Expert Opinion Rejection
    Earlier this month I discussed the “Garbage In Garbage Out” Principle which basically means an expert opinion based on flawed facts is of little value to the Court.  Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme…
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Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Sep 23

    Split NJ Supreme Court holds that state's sex offender GPS tracking is punishment subject to ex post facto limit

    Split NJ Supreme Court holds that state's sex offender GPS tracking is punishment subject to ex post facto limit
    As reported in this local article, headlined "Some sex offenders can't be forced to wear GPS monitors, N.J. Supreme Court rules," the top state court in the Garden State issued a significant constitutional ruling concerning GPS…
  • Sep 23

    "Banks, Marijuana, and Federalism"

    "Banks, Marijuana, and Federalism"
    The title of this post is the title of this new paper by Julie Andersen Hill now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: Although marijuana is illegal under federal law, twenty-three states have legalized some marijuana use. The…
  • Sep 22

    Inititative details and debates over California's Proposition 47 to reduce severity of various crime

    Inititative details and debates over California's Proposition 47 to reduce severity of various crime
    One of the most intriguing criminal justice initiatives not dealing with marijuana in the 2014 election season is Proposition 47 in California. This nonpartisan analysis from the Legislative Analyst's Office provides this simplified summary…
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China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    How To Terminate A China Employee Non-Compete Agreement. Very Carefully.

    How To Terminate A China Employee Non-Compete Agreement. Very Carefully.
    China allows for non-compete agreements that prohibit high level employees from working for another company that competes with the employer. However, these agreements are generally limited to senior management, senior technicians and other…
  • Sep 22

    China’s Super Consumers And How To Sell To Them.

    China’s Super Consumers And How To Sell To Them.
    Just finished reading the book, China’s Super Consumers: What 1 Billion Customers Want and How to Sell it to Them, by Michael Zakkour and Savio Chan. It’s a great book and highly for anyone with a product or a service that is…
  • Sep 21

    Why Alibaba Is Good For China VIE

    Why Alibaba Is Good For China VIE
    Our China lawyers have a long history of skepticism regarding China VIE structured entities.  In Buying Into A China VIE. What Me Worry? we had this to say about them: Years ago, we here at China Law Blog made clear our views…
Rank this Week: 137

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/
  • Sep 23

    Mastering Labor Law

    Mastering Labor Law
    A bit of self-promotion: Carolilna Academic Press has just published Mastering Labor Law, by Paul Secunda, Anne Lofaso, Joe Slater, and yours truly. Although it can be of interest to anyone, it's specifically geared to law students and…
  • Sep 22

    NLRB Honors Hiring

    NLRB Honors Hiring
    image from nlrb.gov In a time when legal jobs are becoming more difficult to come by, the NLRB recently announced that it is accepting applications for its honors program. Many of you are familiar with this program (and may have...
  • Sep 22

    NLRB Decision Becomes Politicized

    NLRB Decision Becomes Politicized
    image from nlrb.gov As many of you know, back in July the NLRB General Counsel indicated that the McDonald's fast food restaurants could be pursued for labor law violations at its individual franchises. This decision was enormously…
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Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports, and other matters of general interest to the Houston business, professional, and academic communities. Published by Houston attorney Tom Kirkendall.

http://blog.kir.com/
Rank this Week: 144

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoduilawyerblog.net/
  • Sep 22

    Former Harvey Superintendent Pleads Guilty to Official Misconduct

    Former Harvey Superintendent Pleads Guilty to Official Misconduct
    Former West Harvey-Dixmoor Elementary District 147 Superintendent, Alex Boyd Jr., 67, was sentenced to two years probation after pleading guilty to two counts of official misconduct for stealing $78,000. Boyd was originally charged with 20…
  • Sep 15

    Fired Hebron Officer Accused of Selling Drugs on The Job

    Fired Hebron Officer Accused of Selling Drugs on The Job
    Authorities announced today that a former McHenry County police officer, Ryszard Kopacz, of Wauconda, faces new felony charges for selling drugs while on duty. Kopacz, 30, was arrested days after beginning his job with the Richmond Police…
  • Aug 20

    Cook County State's Attorney: Stricter Gun Laws, Relax Pot Law

    Cook County State's Attorney: Stricter Gun Laws, Relax Pot Law
    According to Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez, Illinois needs to relax marijuana laws and create tougher gun laws. Before a special legislative panel, Alvarez explained that in order to deter street violence with limited resources,…
Rank this Week: 146

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

Covers auto laws and auto accident law in California. By Bisnar Chase LLP.

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

    Seven Injured In Reseda Head On Crash

    Seven Injured In Reseda Head On Crash
    Seven people were injured after two vehicles collided head-on at a Reseda street intersection. According to a news report in the CBS Local news report, the two-car crash occurred at the intersection of Sherman Way and Tampa Avenue the night…
  • Sep 15

    One Killed, Several Injured In Huntington Beach Car Accident

    One Killed, Several Injured In Huntington Beach Car Accident
    One person was killed and four were hospitalized with injuries in a chain-reaction car accident in Huntington Beach. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the fatal multi-vehicle wreck occurred the afternoon of September…
  • Sep 12

    Woman Dies From Injuries Suffered In Santa Ana Hit-and-Run Crash

    Woman Dies From Injuries Suffered In Santa Ana Hit-and-Run Crash
    A woman has died several days after she was severely injured in a Santa Ana hit-and-run accident. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, 56-year-old Martha Rodriguez died from injuries suffered in a car accident, which…
Rank this Week: 138

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Cover California divorce and family law issues. By The Law Office Of David P. Schwarz.

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

    Domestic Violence Allegations against Arizona Cardinals Jonathan Dwyer

    Domestic Violence Allegations against Arizona Cardinals Jonathan Dwyer
    Arizona Cardinals backup running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested in connection with domestic abuse allegations, Phoenix police said Wednesday night. The Cardinals deactivated Dwyer after news of the arrest, according to a news release from…
  • Sep 19

    Airline Flight diverted due to Child Custody Battle

    Airline Flight diverted due to Child Custody Battle
    An international flight, an apparent kidnapping and an unknowing plane full of passengers made for a bizarre scenario Thursday that unfolded 35,000 feet above the ground. It should have been a routine flight for 180 passengers bound for…
  • Sep 17

    Exhibit to Show World Divorce Capital, Reno

    Exhibit to Show World Divorce Capital, Reno
    For nearly six decades, Reno was known as the divorce capital of the world because of liberal divorce laws that drew hundreds of thousands of estranged spouses from across the country, including Arthur Miller, Jack Dempsey, Clare Boothe Luce…
Rank this Week: 125

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Sep 22

    Call for Papers: Corporate Governance – Newark, DE

    Call for Papers: Corporate Governance – Newark, DE
    The John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance of the Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics at the University of Delaware will host a Corporate Governance Symposium March 17, 2015. The focus of the symposium will be on…
  • Sep 22

    2014 Rebellious Lawyering Conference: “Race” – San Francisco, CA

    2014 Rebellious Lawyering Conference: “Race” – San Francisco, CA
    The 2014 Rebellious Lawyering Conference: “Race” will take place Nov. 13-15, 2014. im
  • Sep 22

    Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment – New Haven, CT

    Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment – New Haven, CT
    Yale Law School, Yale Medical School, and the Yale School of Public Health host Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment October 17-18, 2014. This conference, the first of its kind, will investigate a broad range of complex…
Rank this Week: 141

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

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

    Broker Ismail Elmas Terminated Over Outside Business Activitie

    Broker Ismail Elmas Terminated Over Outside Business Activitie
    According to broker Ismail Elmas’ (Elmas) Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) BrokerCheck records the representative was recently discharged from CUSO Financial Services, LP (CUSO Financial) concerning allegations that the…
  • Sep 19

    Broker Spotlight – Joseph Biondolillo of Woodstock Financial Group

    Broker Spotlight – Joseph Biondolillo of Woodstock Financial Group
    According to The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) BrokerCheck system financial advisor Joseph Biondolillo (Biondolillo) has been subject to numerous regulatory complaints, customer complaints, and terminated by one…
  • Sep 18

    Gana LLP Investigation – Former RBC Capital Markets Broker Michael Zukowski

    Gana LLP Investigation – Former RBC Capital Markets Broker Michael Zukowski
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) sanctioned broker Michael Zukowski (Zukowski) concerning allegations that Zukowski recommended unsuitable transactions in inverse and inverse-leveraged Exchange Traded Funds (Non-Traditional…
Rank this Week: 149

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    PROSECUTOR OF THE YEAR

    PROSECUTOR OF THE YEAR
    Congratulations to ASA Marie Mato and  (new) USDC Judge Darrin Gayles who were honored Saturday night with the Prosecutor of the Year award and Justice Award respectively by the League of Superheroes  Justice Prosecutors.  We…
  • Sep 21

    NFL WEEK 3 2014

    NFL WEEK 3 2014
    After a pretty good week of picks for us, and a pretty bad week of publicity for the NFL, we start week three confident we are on a roll, and not so confident that the NFL is nothing more than a collection of super athletes, who are super…
  • Sep 20

    BRAVE BLOG POST

    BRAVE BLOG POST
    A brave blog post:We write this with some trepidation, but not the same courage that it took our colleague Phil Reizenstein to make a post on his blog about Adrian Peterson and child abuse. Many of you have emailed us and asked us to re-post…
Rank this Week: 129

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

Covers China law, business and economics. By Stan Abrams.

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Sep 21

    China Fines GSK $490m for Bribery. Cue the Freak Out.

    China Fines GSK $490m for Bribery. Cue the Freak Out.
    China has fined UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline $490m (£297m) after a court found it guilty of bribery. The record penalty follows allegations the drug giant paid out bribes to doctors and hospitals in order to have their…
  • Sep 17

    Chinese Biz in U.S.: Turnabout is Fair Play

    Chinese Biz in U.S.: Turnabout is Fair Play
    It’s of crucial importance for senior management of Chinese companies operating in the United States to adjust their mindsets, remain open-minded to differences and get ready to work closely with local professionals in order to grow…
  • Sep 16

    Academics Get Caught Up in Debate Over China’s Int…

    Academics Get Caught Up in Debate Over China’s Int…
    Academics Get Caught Up in Debate Over China’s Interest Rates | Wall Street Journal on.wsj.com/1qbJEgX © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
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lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
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