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Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Aug 28

    Drobac: The Myth of 'Legal' Consent in a Consumer Culture

    Drobac: The Myth of 'Legal' Consent in a Consumer Culture
    Jennifer Ann Drobac of Indiana's McKinney School has written The Myth of 'Legal' Consent in a Consumer Culture in FACETS OF CONSUMERISM IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY (Anand Pawar, ed., Twenty First Century Publications, 2015). Here is the abstract:…
  • Aug 28

    "Peer-to-Peer Lenders Losing Court Battle Over State Usury Laws"

    "Peer-to-Peer Lenders Losing Court Battle Over State Usury Laws"
    ...reports Bloomberg Business. A recent decision by the Second Circuit (on which the court this month rejected a motion to reconsider) restricts the so-called marketplace lenders from bypassing state usury laws by partnering with banks in…
  • Aug 28

    Court limits cellphone tracking

    Court limits cellphone tracking
    As Reason.com reports, in a recent case in federal court in northern California, Officials sought the right to track suspects' Cell Site Location Information, or CSLI, for 60 days without gaining a warrant. Such location information lets law…
Rank this Week: 91

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: 92

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

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

    Marc Rosenberg remembered for his big smile, brilliant mind, and love of teaching

    Marc Rosenberg remembered for his big smile, brilliant mind, and love of teaching
    It won’t be just Marc Rosenberg’s brilliance that his former colleague, former chief justice of Ontario Warren Winkler, will remember. It will also be his smile. “He always had a big ready smile,” Winkler recalls.…
  • Aug 28

    Legal news roundup - Aug. 28, 2015

    Legal news roundup - Aug. 28, 2015
    Canada Ottawa officers won't be charged in man's drowning, Canadian Press Man accused of sending letter bomb that injured Winnipeg lawyer awaits bail decision, Canadian Press Halifax police warn of WeChat scam, Canadian Press   United…
  • Aug 27

    Court requires opt-in from foreigners in class action

    Court requires opt-in from foreigners in class action
    Plaintiffs’ lawyers pursuing a class action for a global price-fixing conspiracy will have to get formal opt-in from class members abroad, if yesterday’s jurisdictional decision stands in Airia Brands v. Air Canada. The class…
Rank this Week: 93

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Aug 29

    Freedman on Habeas Corpus as a Legal Remedy

    Freedman on Habeas Corpus as a Legal Remedy
    Eric M. Freedman (Hofstra University - Maurice A. Deane School of Law) has posted Habeas Corpus as a Legal Remedy (Northeastern University Law Journal, Vol. 8, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This is the second part of a...
  • Aug 29

    Binder on Applying Criminal Law in Disasters and Tragedie

    Binder on Applying Criminal Law in Disasters and Tragedie
    Denis Binder (Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law) has posted The Increasing Application of Criminal Law in Disasters and Tragedies: A Global Phenomenon on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Prosecutors have become aggressive in…
  • Aug 28

    Kaye on The Hair Evidence Debacle

    Kaye on The Hair Evidence Debacle
    David H. Kaye (The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law) has posted Ultracrepidarianism in Forensic Science: The Hair Evidence Debacle (Washington & Lee Law Review Online, Vol. 72 (2015 Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the…
Rank this Week: 95

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/
  • Aug 28

    WIRTW #379 (the “that’s showbiz” edition)

    WIRTW #379 (the “that’s showbiz” edition)
    I was supposed to be in New York City today being interviewing for tonight’s episode of 20/20. I would have discussed the workplace implications of Wednesday’s murder of two Virginia journalists by their former co-worker. While I…
  • Aug 27

    BREAKING: The shoe has fallen on NLRB’s joint employer decision

    BREAKING: The shoe has fallen on NLRB’s joint employer decision
    While the outcome isn’t necessarily a surprise, the decision nonetheless will be a shock to business’ systems. In a landmark 3-2 decision—Browning-Ferris Industries of California [pdf]—the NLRB has re-written its…
  • Aug 27

    John Oliver takes on LGBT discrimination, and gets it 100% correct

    John Oliver takes on LGBT discrimination, and gets it 100% correct
    HBO’s last week with John Oliver is fast becoming my favorite “news” show on television. This past week, John took on the issue of LGBT discrimination. In a blistering 14:45, he summed up what I’ve been preaching for…
Rank this Week: 94

Legal Pad

Legal Pad

Cal Law blog.

http://legalpad.typepad.com/my_weblog/
  • Aug 8

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet
    Justice Anthony Kennedy, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder will all be on hand this week for the American Bar Association's annual meeting in San Francisco—and so will The Recorder. Our…
  • Jul 12

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request
    [Cheryl Miller] In what appears to be a last-gasp effort to save Proposition 8, same-sex marriage opponents have asked the California Supreme Court to immediately ban county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. The Supreme…
  • May 13

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat
    [Vanessa Blum] The White House at long last is closing in on a pick to fill the Northern District judicial seat once held by U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Beth Labson Freeman is the...
Rank this Week: 96

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Aug 29

    Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (Napa Valley) 2004

    Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (Napa Valley) 2004
    Having survived the first week of my 27th year in law teaching, I decided I deserved a treat Thursday night. So I picked up some filet mignon, baby Yukon Gold potatoes, and (I know it's cheating, so... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Aug 29

    Foxen Winery Old Vines Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard Chenin Blanc (Santa Maria Valley) 2013

    Foxen Winery Old Vines Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard Chenin Blanc (Santa Maria Valley) 2013
    It was too damned hot last night to cook, so I made a no-cook Panzanella salad (Tuscan Bread Salad With Garlic and Capers) from a Cook's Illustrated recipe. Foxen's 2013 Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Aug 29

    Qupé Bien Nacido Cuvée (Santa Maria Valley) 2013

    Qupé Bien Nacido Cuvée (Santa Maria Valley) 2013
    It was still too hot to cook tonight, so I went with another no cook salad and a crisp white wine. To wit, the 2013 Qupé Bien Nacido Cuvée and Fattoush (Pita Bread Salad With Tomatoes And Cucumber)... [[ This is a content…
Rank this Week: 98

NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

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

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
Rank this Week: 99

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

Covers federal crimes and criminal defense. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 97

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 100

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/
  • Aug 29

    New Book: Comparative Labor Law

    New Book: Comparative Labor Law
    Congratulations to Matt Finkin (Illinois) and Guy Mundlak (Tel Aviv) on the publication by Elgar of their book Comparative Labor Law. Here are the publisher's notes and the list of contributors: Economic pressure, as well as transnational and…
  • Aug 29

    Ashley Madison Leak & Federal Employee

    Ashley Madison Leak & Federal Employee
    The fallout from the Ashley Madison leak has extended into numerous areas, including employment. The government is now investigating a large number of federal workers that may have visited the site during work hours. According to an article…
  • Aug 28

    Workplace Safety After Virginia

    Workplace Safety After Virginia
    There are many compelling storylines to come out of the recent tragic events in Virginia. One issue is the topic of workplace safety. A fascinating article in the NY Times today looks squarely at that question, examining what employers can...
Rank this Week: 102

miabogadoenlinea.net

miabogadoenlinea.net

Notas de derecho mexicano y del mundo. Asesoría en derecho.

http://www.miabogadoenlinea.net
  • Aug 27

    Prisión de 30 días a adolescente que jugó una broma sobre una bomba

    Prisión de 30 días a adolescente que jugó una broma sobre una bomba
    Un adolescente noruego de 15 años de edad ha sido sentenciado a 30 días de prisión, deportación y prohibición para entrar a Dinamarca durante seis años por haber fingido llevar una bomba en el…
  • Aug 27

    Imputan a conductor por voltear cámaras de tráfico en Long Island

    Imputan a conductor por voltear cámaras de tráfico en Long Island
    La policía del condado de Suffolk, ubicado en Long Island, estado de Nueva York, Estados Unidos, detuvo a Stephen Ruth, de 42 años, quien frustrado por multas impuestas con el programa de cámaras en luces rojas,…
  • Aug 27

    Star Trek Axanar, ¿hasta donde pueden llegar las películas hechas por fans?

    Star Trek Axanar, ¿hasta donde pueden llegar las películas hechas por fans?
    Un grupo de fanáticos de Star Trek planea producir una película llamada Star Trek Axanar, para lo cual han recaudado en Kickstarter e Indiegogo 1.13 millones de dólares, pero CBS ya ha advertido que no apoya el proyecto y…
Rank this Week: 101

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 103

Ernie The Attorney

Ernie The Attorney

Covers law and law blogs. By Ernest Svenson.

http://ernietheattorney.net/
  • Aug 25

    Meditation – 18 months later…

    Meditation – 18 months later…
    I started my meditation practice back in February of 2014. I blogged about the benefits I noticed after 3 months of doing meditation, but I want re-examine my perspective now—after 18 months of regular daily practice. A regular…
  • Aug 25

    Meditation – 18 months later…

    Meditation – 18 months later…
    I started my meditation practice back in February of 2014. I blogged about the benefits I noticed after 3 months of doing meditation, but I want re-examine my perspective now—after 18 months of regular daily practice. A regular…
  • Apr 12

    My beliefs about “God”

    My beliefs about “God”
    It’s impossible to know the “truth” about anything that’s outside your direct experience. The only direct experience you really have (if you think about it a lot, and come to an honest conclusion) is what YOU think and…
Rank this Week: 104

Inter Alia

Inter Alia

Covers internet legal research resources. By Tom Mighell.

http://www.inter-alia.net/blog/
  • Jan 19

    Do Lawyers Use Technology To Collaborate?

    Do Lawyers Use Technology To Collaborate?
    Way back in 2008, Dennis Kennedy and I wrote The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together – hard to believe it has been 7 years since we wrote that book! We recently decided to revisit…
  • Jan 5

    Are Technology Resolutions Important for Lawyers?

    Are Technology Resolutions Important for Lawyers?
    At this time of year, every year, you can count on a regular deluge of articles on New Year’s Resolutions, “getting a fresh start,” and all types of advice to suggest that everything you did last year was a failure, and…
  • Dec 1

    Review: Logitech Keys-to-Go Bluetooth Keyboard

    Review: Logitech Keys-to-Go Bluetooth Keyboard
    For years, I have used (and recommended) two Bluetooth keyboards, primarily when I am using my iPad. I tend to use Apple’s Wireless Keyboard more; it’s reasonably thin and light, and I like that it’s a full-size…
Rank this Week: 105

Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Law Blog

Covers radio, advertising, the FCC, indecency and intellectual property. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 106

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

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

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Flakka and butt implant deliveries from overseas to be delayed due to Erika

    Flakka and butt implant deliveries from overseas to be delayed due to Erika
    Your 8am death cone:Paula McMahon covers this big Flakka importation case:Two men pleaded guilty Thursday to importing more than 24 pounds of the main ingredient in the street drug flakka from China to Broward County.Federal authorities…
  • Aug 26

    “He tried to nail Ben to the wall."

    “He tried to nail Ben to the wall."
    That's Henry Bell discussing Robert Feitel in this Herald article about lawyers and money laundering by Michael Sallah.  More:Robert Feitel, a veteran lawyer with a long history of prosecutions, charged into court as the Justice…
  • Aug 25

    Judge Williams rules that Mosely-Mayorga II will proceed

    Judge Williams rules that Mosely-Mayorga II will proceed
    Well, the opening round of Don King Productions, Inc. v. Shane Mosely was, in Judge Williams's view, pretty much even, which means that the Mosely-promoted Grudge Match between Mosely and Ricardo Mayorga will proceed this Saturday night at…
Rank this Week: 107

Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101

Covers securities enforcement, securities law and going public matters. By Hamilton & Associates.

http://www.securitieslawyer101.com/blog/
  • Jan 1

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
    Going Public LawyerGoing public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes with risks and quantities of…
  • Jan 1

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
    Going Public Lawyer  Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Going public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes…
  • Jan 1

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
      Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Going public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes with risks and…
Rank this Week: 111

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 110

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.georgiabankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 109

AZ Bankruptcy Blog

AZ Bankruptcy Blog

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

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

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

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

    Jefferson County sets records in Chapter 9 Bankruptcy

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

    Occupation of Phoenix not going so smoothly

    Occupation of Phoenix not going so smoothly
    Wandering around downtown I came across the fabled Occupy Phoenix movement. It's not going as awkwardly as elsewhere, but it's clearly having issues of its own as a group.
Rank this Week: 108

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 112

Charon QC

Charon QC

Mix of legal ephemera and comment.

http://charonqc.wordpress.com
  • May 1

    Charon to be restaurant critic….

    Charon to be restaurant critic….
    Originally posted on Charon QC:You may find this truly astonishing, but I have been invited by Della Croft, the MD of Law And More, of which more later, and Vanessa Wozniak, the Editor of the LawandMore online magazine ……to be…
  • Oct 11

    Tweet du Jour…

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

    Rive Gauche: A bit of “Shagger”

    Rive Gauche: A bit of “Shagger”
    Came across this Lord Shagger nonsense while ‘perusing’ my Charon files.  I think I may have to do a few more Lord Shagger posts now that the legal year is under way.  I may even be able to do/shoehorn in some vaguely…
Rank this Week: 113

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: 114

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library…

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library Blog

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

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

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk

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

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction

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

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction
    Last Tuesday I posted the information from four election map sites. I have posted at the end of this blog the information from today for those same sites. Not surprisingly, not one of the maps has gone completely unchanged.
Rank this Week: 115

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Posting comments on the IPKat: a new policy

    Posting comments on the IPKat: a new policy
    Disguise is fine ...A few months ago, when Merpel's blogposts on the goings-on at the European Patent Office attracted a large number of comments, she instituted a rule that readers' comments would only be moderated if they were posted in the…
  • Aug 30

    Acquired distinctiveness of product shape marks: AG Wathelet does not “rely” on the UK approach – but on what else?

    Acquired distinctiveness of product shape marks: AG Wathelet does not “rely” on the UK approach – but on what else?
    Not so very long ago the IPKat hosted this guest post from Roland Mallinson on the subject of Nestlé's  application to register its chocolate finger shape as a trade mark: has this application been treated to a premature burial,…
  • Aug 29

    Does the EU want to get rid of geoblocking through a review of the SatCab Directive?

    Does the EU want to get rid of geoblocking through a review of the SatCab Directive?
    The power of the SatCab Directive: from lively to ...As also reported by The 1709 Blog, earlier this week the EU Commission launched (yet) a(nother) [for a slightly pessimistic view on the value of EU copyright public consultations see here]…
Rank this Week: 116

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
Rank this Week: 118

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

Dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. From Information Today, Inc.

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Aug 27

    How the New York Public Library digitizes its vast map collection

    How the New York Public Library digitizes its vast map collection
    “While much of the city’s mapping community is focused on creating something new, a great deal of energy also goes into recovering maps that are quite old. The New York Public Library, the spiritual heart of the city’s…
  • Aug 26

    Amazon e-book deal with NYC public schools postponed as blind advocates say it would leave out visually impaired student

    Amazon e-book deal with NYC public schools postponed as blind advocates say it would leave out visually impaired student
    “City education officials have shelved a $30 million deal to give students electronic books after advocates complained it would exclude the visually impaired. Online retail giant Amazon had been poised to land the groundbreaking,…
  • Aug 26

    Colombian Garbage Collector Rescues Books for Children

    Colombian Garbage Collector Rescues Books for Children
    “A second-grade education has not stopped garbage collector Jose Gutierrez from bringing the gift of reading to thousands of Colombian children. Gutierrez started rescuing books from the trash almost 20 years ago, when he was driving a…
Rank this Week: 117

On the Record

On the Record

Covers business, legal and government-related news. By The Daily Record.

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Aug 29

    AG Frost aims to end racial profiling by police; Sojourner-Douglass loses accreditation

    AG Frost aims to end racial profiling by police; Sojourner-Douglass loses accreditation
    State Attorney General Brian Frosh could make Maryland the first state in the nation to have law enforcement agencies adopt a series of guidelines aimed at eliminating racial profiling by police officers while Soujourner-Douglass College may…
  • Aug 28

    Court of Appeals affirms Unger decision, rejects challenge by state

    Court of Appeals affirms Unger decision, rejects challenge by state
    Maryland’s top court Friday rejected the state’s request that the judges overturn their controversial 2012 decision that reopened courthouse doors to dozens of inmates convicted of violent crimes before 1980.
  • Aug 28

    Veronica Cool: What I learned at summer camp

    Veronica Cool: What I learned at summer camp
    Swimming in a bucolic lake, rustic log cabins, fresh mountain air, trapeze acrobatics, bubble soccer and silent disco. Throw in world renowned speakers and uber-successful entrepreneurs and, yup, this is summer camp for entrepreneurs! There…
Rank this Week: 121

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

Discusses arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. By Karl Bayer.

http://www.disputingblog.com/
Rank this Week: 119

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 122

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: 120

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

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

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Aug 28

    Edward Jones Fines $20M for Municipal Bond Overcharge

    Edward Jones Fines $20M for Municipal Bond Overcharge
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: The SEC has ordered Missouri based brokerage firm Edward Jones to pay $20 million as a fine for overcharging retail customers in new municipal bond sales.According to the SEC, Edward Jones…
  • Aug 27

    Citigroup Affiliates to Pay $180 Million to Settle Hedge Fund Fraud Charge

    Citigroup Affiliates to Pay $180 Million to Settle Hedge Fund Fraud Charge
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: Two Citigroup affiliates, Citigroup Global Markets Inc. (CGMI) and Citigroup Alternative Investments LLC (CAI), have agreed to pay nearly $180 million to settle charges that they defrauded…
  • Aug 26

    Ohio Based IRA Provider Charged with Involvement in Ponzi Scheme

    Ohio Based IRA Provider Charged with Involvement in Ponzi Scheme
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: The SEC is pursuing charges against Equity Trust Co., a Ohio based IRA provider.  The SEC alleges that Equity Trust was “ignoring red flags for accounts with investments that…
Rank this Week: 123

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Aug 26

    A not uncommon question

    A not uncommon question
    Military and civilian counsel military cases is bound by Service rules of professional responsibility as well as their bar.  The military RPC are based on the ABA Model Rules.  Thus, ABA interpretations can be meaningful and…
  • Aug 22

    Worth-the-read

    Worth-the-read
    Several relevant items for you this weekend. Orin Kerr has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy. In part: Computer searches usually happen in two stages. Agents take the computer, make a mirror image copy of its hard drive on a government…
  • Aug 21

    Spousal privilege

    Spousal privilege
    The NMCCA has issued an interesting published opinion on a government appeal. United States v. Rios.  From the opinion. The appellee is currently facing trial by special court-martial on numerous charges regarding larceny from the Marine…
Rank this Week: 124

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Aug 30

    Getting Your Product Into China With China Distributors: The Yin And Yang

    Getting Your Product Into China With China Distributors: The Yin And Yang
    We are big fans of Western companies using China distributors to market and sell our client’s products in China. Our thinking on this goes as follows: 1. We have seen far too many Western companies spend way too much time and way…
  • Aug 29

    The China Bank Switch Scam: It Gets Hotter When China’s Economy Cool

    The China Bank Switch Scam: It Gets Hotter When China’s Economy Cool
    Our China lawyers have received at least five emails this past month from companies that have fallen victim to the China bank switch scam, in amounts ranging from USD$12,000 to $383,000. We are getting these at such a pace of late that I have…
  • Aug 28

    China Employee Non-Compete Agreements: What’s Your Geographic Scope?

    China Employee Non-Compete Agreements: What’s Your Geographic Scope?
    When drafting China employee agreements, I often have to deal with the issue of non-compete provisions. One of the recurring non-compete issues is the geographic scope appropriate for the employee. The general rule for China on this is quite…
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DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Aug 27

    Pilot Program Aims To Solve Child-Support Problem

    Pilot Program Aims To Solve Child-Support Problem
    It’s apparent that the child-support system in the United States is, at best, flawed. Perhaps the system’s biggest failing is how it treats low-income parents who lack the ability to pay. Once they fall behind on payments, even if…
  • Aug 26

    DadsDivorce Live: Reuniting Homeless Fathers With Their Kid

    DadsDivorce Live: Reuniting Homeless Fathers With Their Kid
    It’s hard enough for divorced fathers to maintain meaningful bonds with their children under the best of circumstances. For dads who find themselves in a dire financial situation and without a place to live, the situation is drastically…
  • Aug 25

    Do Men Take Breakups Harder Than Women?

    Do Men Take Breakups Harder Than Women?
    Do men or women take breakups harder? New research suggests that women might experience more emotional turmoil after a split, but men have more difficulty recovering. Researchers from Binghamption University and University College London…
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Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Feb 2

    In Partial Defense of the Seahawks’ Play Calling

    In Partial Defense of the Seahawks’ Play Calling
    The conventional wisdom about last night’s Super Bowl is that the Seahawks made a game-losing mistake by running a passing play from the Patriots’ one yard line in the closing seconds. Some are calling it the worst Super Bowl play…
  • Jan 30

    Nine awesome Bitcoin projects at Princeton

    Nine awesome Bitcoin projects at Princeton
    As promised, here are the final project presentations from the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies class I taught at Princeton. I encouraged students to build something real, rather than toy class projects, and they delivered. I hope…
  • Jan 28

    Android WebView security and the mobile advertising marketplace

    Android WebView security and the mobile advertising marketplace
    Freedom to Tinker readers are probably aware of the current controversy over Google’s handling of ongoing security vulnerabilities in its Android WebView component. What sounds at first like a routine security problem turns out to have…
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Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    After Hours iPhone and Android Use By Employees Raises Wage/Hour Concerns (Again!)

    After Hours iPhone and Android Use By Employees Raises Wage/Hour Concerns (Again!)
    So, you remember February 2009, right? We were all aflutter over Liam Neeson in Taken (ok, I still haven’t seen it).  And we were listening to “My Life Would Suck Without You” by Kelly Clarkson (still a good song.) And…
  • Aug 26

    The Real Battle over Independent Contractors and the ABC Test In Connecticut

    The Real Battle over Independent Contractors and the ABC Test In Connecticut
    You’ve no doubt heard lots about how the U.S. Department of Labor is cracking down on independent contractors.  I’ve recapped it before and my former colleague, Jonathan Orleans, has a new post regarding Uber &…
  • Aug 26

    Trivia Time for HR Professionals – Six Questions of the Day

    Trivia Time for HR Professionals – Six Questions of the Day
    I recently was invited the join the “Learned League”, which has been described by the Washington Post as the “coolest, weirdest Internet community you’ll never be able to join.” Needless to say, now that…
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Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Covers common problems encountered by residents and their families aat nursing homes and assisted living facilities. By Jonathan Rosenfeld.

http://www.nursinghomesabuseblog.com/
  • Aug 24

    Lack of Care Choices Results in Many Young People Relying On Nursing Homes for Their Medical Care

    Lack of Care Choices Results in Many Young People Relying On Nursing Homes for Their Medical Care
    Nursing homes are generally defined as public homes where those people live who do not require hospital care but at the same time, cannot live at home because an injury or disability makes them unable to care for themselves. In the past few…
  • Aug 17

    Preventing Falls In The Elderly

    Preventing Falls In The Elderly
    One of the largest concerns for the elderly is preventing falls. They are the largest cause of injury death for people 65 years and older, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC).  In 2008, 19,700 older adults died from fall…
  • Aug 10

    Hospice Care May Not Be As Sincere as Families Believe

    Hospice Care May Not Be As Sincere as Families Believe
    What is Hospice Care? Hospice care refers to the provision of medical and emotional support to people who are in the last stages of a serious illness, or those who are thought to have six months left due to a particular illness. Such patients…
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Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Jul 3

    Council on Sexual Assault Re-Launched

    Council on Sexual Assault Re-Launched
    Help is on the way for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Nearly one in six Massachusetts women has experienced rape or sexual assault in their lifetime. That's why Governor Charlie Baker is re-launching a council to tackle…
  • Jul 1

    Mass. Man Arrested in New York for Rape

    Mass. Man Arrested in New York for Rape
    A man wanted in Massachusetts for allegedly raping a child was arrested Tuesday in the town of Austerlitz, New York, according to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Zachary Santoro, 28, was arrested on a warrant at his home on Rapp Road,…
  • Jun 29

    Former Prep Student Alleges Abuse

    Former Prep Student Alleges Abuse
    A former student at a Massachusetts preparatory school has filed a federal lawsuit alleging he was sexually abused by a faculty member while on athletic trips to Connecticut in the 1980s. The former Deerfield Academy student names the school…
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School Board News

School Board News

Covers No Child Left Behind, privitization, religion, school law, special education and more. By the National School Boards Association.

http://schoolboardnews.nsba.org/
  • Sep 3

    School Board News Today site moving to nsba.org

    School Board News Today site moving to nsba.org
    We have moved School Board News Today to www.nsba.org. This is now will be fully searchable through nsba.org’s powerful Apache Solr search engine. This move is part of a phased rollout of the redesigned nsba.org website, launched this…
  • Aug 22

    Stopbullying.gov showcased at ED’s Bullying Prevention Summit

    Stopbullying.gov showcased at ED’s Bullying Prevention Summit
    New resources to combat bullying at school and online were showcased during the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) fourth Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit—“Keeping Kids Safe: Opportunities and Challenges in…
  • Aug 22

    Ohio education policy experts testified on Common Core State Standard

    Ohio education policy experts testified on Common Core State Standard
    Speaking before the House Rules and Reference Committee on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Ohio education policy experts voiced Ohio’s long commitment to standards and improving the state’s education system. Seeking to…
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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…
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Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Aug 29

    BCP Customer Partnership Meeting

    BCP Customer Partnership Meeting
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will be holding its next biotechnology/chemical/pharmaceutical (BCP) customer partnership meeting on Monday, September 14, 2015. The meeting will be simultaneously available at the USPTO Headquarters…
  • Aug 29

    Webinar on Opinions of Counsel

    Webinar on Opinions of Counsel
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Patent Infringement: Structuring Opinions of Counsel -- Leveraging Opinion Letters to Reduce the Risks of Liability and Enhanced Damages" on September 10, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm…
  • Aug 29

    Webinar on Patent Term Adjustments and Extension

    Webinar on Patent Term Adjustments and Extension
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Patent Term Adjustments and Extensions: Leveraging Recent Decisions and USPTO Rule Changes" on September 24, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT). Deborah M. Herzfeld and Thomas L.…
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InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

Covers corporate, employment law, environmental, forms, insurance, IP, litigation and more. By Geoffrey G. Gussis.

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Aug 27

    IP: Chicken sandwich can’t be copyrighted

    IP: Chicken sandwich can’t be copyrighted
    A ham sandwich, as popular lore has it, may well be indictable. But a chicken sandwich isn’t copyrightable, a federal appeals court has ruled. Agreeing… The post IP: Chicken sandwich can’t be copyrighted appeared on…
  • Aug 26

    Second Thoughts on Winning the In-house Lottery

    Second Thoughts on Winning the In-house Lottery
    In the past 18 years, I have spoken to thousands of law firm associates about their career concerns.  While there are a number of themes that are common (long and unpredictable hours, difficult clients, concerns about not making…
  • Aug 25

    The Folly of Bragging About Long Hour

    The Folly of Bragging About Long Hour
    I have a friend who's a serial entrepreneur and whose latest entrepreneurial venture, his tenth or eleventh, has proven to be "the charm." Previously, he ran businesses in real estate, apparel, and hospitality; some of which did well, while…
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Central Illinois Paralegal

Central Illinois Paralegal

News, opinions, job postings and continuing legal education information for the Central Illinois paralegal.

http://www.icclaw.net/
  • Aug 21

    Legal Assistant/Secretarial position available immediately!

    Legal Assistant/Secretarial position available immediately!
    Legal Assistant/Secretarial position available immediately with personal injury/general practice law firm in Peoria with five attorneys. General office experience, excellent typing and computer skills are a must as this is a very fast paced…
  • Aug 19

    Peoria Work Comp Paralegal Position

    Peoria Work Comp Paralegal Position
    Peoria Worker's Compensation Lawyer seeks qualified Paralegal to fill position immediately.  Will train the right candidate.  Experienced Paralegals in Work Comp or other practice areas are welcome to apply.Send a resume and cover…
  • Aug 12

    One Book, One College 2015-16, March Book One, Honorable John Lewi

    One Book, One College 2015-16, March Book One, Honorable John Lewi
    2015-2016"March: Book One" LibGuideMarch: Book OneBy John Lewis, Andrew Aydin (Co-writer), Nate Powell (Artist)"Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement.…
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