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ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Feb 23

    A missed opportunity (more later)

    A missed opportunity (more later)
    #SCOTUS denies cert in inside trader's appeal raising challenge to SEC authority to define crimes http://t.co/CKXAfCyCRX — Alison Frankel (@AlisonFrankel) February 23, 2015 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full…
  • Feb 19

    Technology and the future of lawyering and legal education

    Technology and the future of lawyering and legal education
    We're talking about work and labor in tonight's Catholic Social Thought and the Law seminar. One of the questions I posed to the students about the reading was: Laborem Exercens suggests that it is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Feb 19

    Why is W&L increasing its law library budget while cutting everything else?

    Why is W&L increasing its law library budget while cutting everything else?
    Brian Leiter quotes a Washington & Lee announcement that the law school is undergoing major changes. They are slashing lots of stuff, but increasing the law library budget: The current... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 91

All Roads Lead To China

All Roads Lead To China

Features news analysis, advice and insights on doing business in China.

http://www.allroadsleadtochina.com
  • Jun 29

    Foxconn Moving Direct to Consumer

    Foxconn Moving Direct to Consumer
    I remember having conversations years ago about what Foxconn would do going forward, and whether or not they would be happy as the manufacturer to brands.   The WSJ article, Amid Margin Squeeze, Foxconn Designs Its Own Fate, puts…
  • Jun 9

    Bites of China. Finally a Show Worth Watching!

    Bites of China. Finally a Show Worth Watching!
    A couple of weeks back, while riding the G train back from Nanjing, something caught my eye.  An advertisement by CCTV for what I believe could be one of the best produced shows China has put together.  At first, I had no idea what…
  • Feb 4

    What Do China’s Millennials Want ?

    What Do China’s Millennials Want ?
    For a number of years, I had it pretty good.  I had a number of teams that were under me, were stable, and were producing.  It was at a time when a lot of questions were being asked about the post 80s generation in China, but for…
Rank this Week: 92

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Feb 24

    The No-Fault/Fault-Based Divorce Debate

    The No-Fault/Fault-Based Divorce Debate
    South Dakota lawmakers are currently reviewing House Bill 1221, which would implement unilateral no-fault divorce in the state. If passed, Mississippi would be the only remaining state in the country without unilateral no-fault divorces.…
  • Feb 23

    How A Missing Spouse Can Terminate Your Parental Right

    How A Missing Spouse Can Terminate Your Parental Right
    Question: I divorced my ex-wife wife years ago and our divorce agreement calls for 50-50 shared custody. However, she has disappeared and took our kids with her. I don’t know how to find her but I think some of my family members might…
  • Feb 22

    Making Child Support Payments Outside The Clearinghouse

    Making Child Support Payments Outside The Clearinghouse
    Question: I have been paying child support to my ex-wife, but not through the clearinghouse because they had my employer information wrong. Will the money I’ve paid still count toward my support? Answer: While I am not licensed to…
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/
  • Feb 26

    "DC legalizes marijuana despite threats from Congress"

    "DC legalizes marijuana despite threats from Congress"
    Jurist has this story: The District of Columbia (DC) [official website] on Thursday disregarded pressures from Congress and went forward with legalizing possession of marijuana after a voter-approved initiative. Notwithstanding warnings of…
  • Feb 26

    Horwitz on Domestic Violence Hold

    Horwitz on Domestic Violence Hold
    Daniel A. Horwitz has posted Twelve Angry Hours: Improving Domestic Violence Holds in Tennessee Without Risk of Violating the Constitution (Tennessee Journal of Law & Policy, Spring 2015, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • Feb 26

    Kopel et al. on Reforming Mental Health Law to Protect Public Safety and Help the Mentally Ill

    Kopel et al. on Reforming Mental Health Law to Protect Public Safety and Help the Mentally Ill
    David B. Kopel , Clayton E. Cramer and Carolyn J. Dobbins (Independence Institute , College of Western Idaho and Independent) have posted Reforming Mental Health Law to Protect Public Safety and Help the Severely Mentally Ill (Howard Law…
Rank this Week: 94

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 26

    BREAKING NEWS: CJEU says that Member States are free to determine who must pay droit de suite royalty

    BREAKING NEWS: CJEU says that Member States are free to determine who must pay droit de suite royalty
    Copyright has increasingly become linked to de-materialisation of both works and their exploitation channels, so it is kind of re-assuring to find cases that are still about the analogue world. This morning the Court of Justice of the…
  • Feb 26

    Dutch Minister trumps Court of Appeal ruling, reasserts EPO immunity

    Dutch Minister trumps Court of Appeal ruling, reasserts EPO immunity
    Is this the EPO ...?"Opstelten: uitspraak rechter geldt niet voor Europese instelling" is the title of an article in this morning's edition of Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant, which brings tidings of the latest twist in the battle over the…
  • Feb 25

    Failure! What failure? Things to do with patent filing figure

    Failure! What failure? Things to do with patent filing figure
    Was it only yesterday that this Kat, in his Wednesday Whimsies, posted a link to the UK Intellectual Property Office's The Patent Guide A handbook for analysing and interpreting patent data, which states:"At present there are clear…
Rank this Week: 95

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 25

    UDRP expenses count as injury for purposes of TM case

    UDRP expenses count as injury for purposes of TM case
    Migliore & Associates, LLC v. Kentuckiana Reporters, LLC, No. 3:13–CV–315, 2015 WL 730058 (W.D. Ky. Feb. 19, 2015) Note: a genuine pleasure to read! Thank you, Judge Heyburn. Migliore, a court reporter, sued Kentuckiana…
  • Feb 25

    Irreparable harm teleseminar: rescheduled for March 6

    Irreparable harm teleseminar: rescheduled for March 6
    Via the ABA Antitrust Section: Please click on the link below to register for a timely lunchtime teleseminar where our panel of experts will address the status of “irreparable harm” in Lanham Act false advertising…
  • Feb 25

    kitsch doesn't violate the right of publicity

    kitsch doesn't violate the right of publicity
    Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development v. Target Corp., No. 2:13-CV-817 (M.D. Ala. Feb. 9, 2015) The Parks Institute, a 501(c)(3) corporation, “owns the name and likeness of the late Rosa Parks,” an icon of the…
Rank this Week: 96

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Feb 25

    The NORTH STAR Guides One to Trademark Issue

    The NORTH STAR Guides One to Trademark Issue
    Minnesota is known as the North Star State – L’Étoile du Nord.  The state of hipsters, unique dining experiences, bitter cold winters, gorgeous summer nights, and fantastic craft brewers also has an impressive craft…
  • Feb 24

    Trademarks That Violate Public Policy

    Trademarks That Violate Public Policy
    As our friend John Welch reported last week,  the place to be on March 10, 2015, is Washington, D.C., at the 25th Annual “PTO Day,” sponsored by the Intellectual Property Owners Association: John will be part of the panel…
  • Feb 23

    Super Mario in a 3D Printed World

    Super Mario in a 3D Printed World
    - Derek Mathers, Business Development Manager, Worrell                     We are at the brink of a very interesting paradigm shift in economic and legal history, where the fabrication of…
Rank this Week: 97

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Feb 5

    Most amazing experience ever!

    Most amazing experience ever!
    Client: Nancy Tucker Type of Case: Debt collection defense, garnishment, return of seized property, vacating judgment Client Review: When I finally found Taras after contacting numerous attorneys and receiving no hope for my situation, I had…
  • Feb 4

    $21000.00 CACH LLC Lawsuit Dismissed with Prejudice

    $21000.00 CACH LLC Lawsuit Dismissed with Prejudice
    Client:  YS Type of Case:  Defending Against a CACH LLC Debt Collection Lawsuit Client Review: I feel very fortunate to have made the decision to go to Mr. Rudnitsky to represent me against CACH LLC. They were suing me for…
  • Jan 31

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Earns 5 Star Rating From Client

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Earns 5 Star Rating From Client
    Client:  Joy Type of Case:  Defending Consumer in Debt Collection Lawsuit Client Review: I could not be happier with the results I received after retaining the Rudnitsky Law Firm. Taras immediately went to work on my case by not…
Rank this Week: 98

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/
  • Feb 26

    (BREAKING) FCC approves net neutrality rule

    (BREAKING) FCC approves net neutrality rule
    NPR reports: The Federal Communications Commission approved the policy known as net neutrality by a 3-2 vote at its Thursday meeting, with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler saying the policy will ensure "that no one — whether government or…
  • Feb 26

    Study finds Dodd-Frank law helped big banks, hurt community bank

    Study finds Dodd-Frank law helped big banks, hurt community bank
    From the website Main St.: A newly released Harvard study indicates that the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act has given Wall Street an advantage over Main Street - the opposite of what was intended. Two researchers…
  • Feb 25

    California bill aims to make Rx drug pricing transparent

    California bill aims to make Rx drug pricing transparent
    The Wall Street Journal's "Pharmalot" reporter Ed Silverman reports on a bill introduced in the California legislature that is aimed at elucidating the mysteries of prescription drug pricing: As the prices of prescription medicines strain…
Rank this Week: 99

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

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

ITC 337 Law Blog

ITC 337 Law Blog

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

http://www.itcblog.com
Rank this Week: 102

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 101

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Feb 26

    ALIS Conference In Nova Scotia February 27-28 2015

    ALIS Conference In Nova Scotia February 27-28 2015
    ALIS (the Artists' Legal Information Society) is holding its On the Edge of Now: Emerging Trends in Digital, Music, and IP Law conference February 27-28. More here at its website.
  • Feb 26

    Valuing Public Domain Photographs and Their Use On Wikipedia

    Valuing Public Domain Photographs and Their Use On Wikipedia
    Paul J. Heald, University of Illinois College of Law, and Kris Erikson and Martin Kretschmer, University of Glasgow, have published The Valuation of Unprotected Works: A Case Study of Public Domain Photographs on Wikipedia. Here is the…
  • Feb 26

    Artists, IP, and Social Justice

    Artists, IP, and Social Justice
    Loren Evans Mulraine, Belmont University College of Law, is publishing I Am My Brother's Keeper: How the Crossroads of Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property and Entertainment Can Be Used to Affect Social Justice in Intellectual Property,…
Rank this Week: 105

Structured Settlements 4Real

Structured Settlements 4Real

Provides structured settlement information, provocative commentary, news and opinion about structured settlements and settlement planning. By John Darer.

http://structuredsettlements.typepad.com/structured_settlements_4r/
  • Feb 26

    Paul Hoffman's Partner in 2003-2006 ATM Scheme Got 99 Years in Texas Jail

    Paul Hoffman's Partner in 2003-2006 ATM Scheme Got 99 Years in Texas Jail
    How is it that a former President of the National Structured Settlements Trade Association (1999-2000) could be involved, in whatever degree, in an alleged Ponzi scheme whose victims were mostly... This is a content summary only. Please click…
  • Feb 25

    Ex-Ringler, Atlas Broker Paid $700K to Settle Alleged Ponzi Lawsuit in 2009.

    Ex-Ringler, Atlas Broker Paid $700K to Settle Alleged Ponzi Lawsuit in 2009.
    The complaint against Paul Hoffman said the plan essentially worked as a Ponzi scheme , in which new investors’ funds were used to pay rental fees for the previous investors’ terminals until the... This is a content summary only.…
  • Feb 24

    Most Structured Settlement Brokers Are Independent Contractor

    Most Structured Settlement Brokers Are Independent Contractor
    Despite appearances, very few structured settlement consultants in the industry are salaried employees. Most work on contingency based compensation but some may charge fees for certain services... This is a content summary only. Please click…
Rank this Week: 103

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/
  • Feb 26

    Important opinion from Hawaii Supreme Court

    Important opinion from Hawaii Supreme Court
    The Supreme Court of Hawaii has issued an important opinion that offers a new way to think about the McDonnell Douglas test. Adams v. CDM Media USA, Inc., 2015 WL 769745, No. SCWC-12-00000741 (Hawaii Feb. 24, 2015). In Adams, the...
  • Feb 25

    EEOC General Counsel David Lopez on Supreme Court Oral Argument

    EEOC General Counsel David Lopez on Supreme Court Oral Argument
    I was recently asked by a reporter about metrics relating to case filings and monetary recovery for the past fiscal year. I responded that the metric that has garnered much of my attention this year is “two-and-a-half” – the number...
  • Feb 24

    EEOC General Counsel David Lopez on Supreme Court Oral Argument

    EEOC General Counsel David Lopez on Supreme Court Oral Argument
    I was recently asked by a reporter about metrics relating to case filings and monetary recovery for the past fiscal year. I responded that the metric that has garnered much of my attention this year is “two-and-a-half” – the number...
Rank this Week: 104

CAAFlog

CAAFlog

Covers military justice appellate practice.

http://caaflog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 27

    You can’t prosecute a machine

    You can’t prosecute a machine
    o it’s not a military justice story… yet. Over at Opinio Juris they’re talking about the brand new DoD Directive 3000.09 dated November 21, 2012: Autonomy in Weapon Systems. 4. POLICY. It is DoD policy that:
  • Nov 27

    CAAF issues order to AFCCA in Carter

    CAAF issues order to AFCCA in Carter
    CAAF today issued this order to AFCCA arising from the second petition for extraordinary relief in Carter v.
  • Nov 27

    Top Ten Military Justice Stories Time Again

    Top Ten Military Justice Stories Time Again
    Going to try something novel this year.  I am taking noinations for the Top Ten Military Justice Stories of 2012.  Leave comments on this post or on our Facebook page, here, with your nominations.  Much like all those reality shows, the…
Rank this Week: 106

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

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

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

    Memorial Day 2009

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

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone

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

    Insurance Person of the Year

    Insurance Person of the Year
    Nothing like giving the readers a lot of advance notice before an ultra-high stakes award like this is finalized, right? I'm a bit tardy on this, but hey, it's not like I'm on the advisory board of the Insurance Law Center and might have…
Rank this Week: 107

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Feb 9

    Introducing Our New Compliance Website

    Introducing Our New Compliance Website
    By Marion Herz As chief of staff for EPA’s Office of Compliance, job #1 for me is protecting people’s health and their communities. Our office makes sure everyone plays by the same rules when it comes to the environment. We…
  • Feb 6

    It’s Your Right to Know: The Toxics Release Inventory National Analysi

    It’s Your Right to Know: The Toxics Release Inventory National Analysi
    By Caitlin Briere In order to make the products on which we depend, like pharmaceuticals, clothing, and other manufactured goods, companies across the U.S. use thousands of chemicals in their normal operations. Many of the chemicals necessary…
  • Feb 4

    Want Less Cancer from Environmental Causes? Let’s Get Building Codes to Reduce Radon

    Want Less Cancer from Environmental Causes? Let’s Get Building Codes to Reduce Radon
    By Jani Palmer As part of our Indoor Environments Division, my colleagues and I work to reduce people’s exposure to radon, the leading environmental cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. Radon comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in…
Rank this Week: 108

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Feb 26

    The statute that keeps on giving

    The statute that keeps on giving
    I am grateful for a break in the Section 2(a) action long enough that I could sneak in some blogging about another topic this week.  Apropos that post’s nostalgic subject, it even generated some…
  • Feb 25

    Trademarks, the Redskins and the constitution

    Trademarks, the Redskins and the constitution
    The NFL’s brief on the issue you’ve read about everywhere, including here, is now out and about (courtesy of John Welch): NFL v Blackhorse – The Redskins Brief
  • Feb 24

    Coming soon to a bridge under you

    Coming soon to a bridge under you
    Originally posted 2009-07-15 11:03:10. Republished by Blog Post PromoterPatent Litigation Weekly has a fascinating article about what tangled webs we — well, not we, but patent lawyers — weave when they become, er, patent rights…
Rank this Week: 109

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

Law and other thoughts by Lewis & Clark Law School Professor Jack Bogdanski.

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

    Pay a compliment, then apologize
    This country is cutting out its own soul in the name of correctness.
  • Apr 5

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 110

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

Provides global privacy and information security law updates and analysis. By Hunton & Williams.

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 111

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Feb 25

    Holman Jenkins: Obama’s Oil-by-Rail Boom - WSJ

    Holman Jenkins: Obama’s Oil-by-Rail Boom - WSJ
    He was lucky again on July 6, 2013. Thanks to various competing news stories (a plane crash in San Francisco, the Trayvon Martin shooting trial), Americans did not dwell on a fiery oil-train accident in Canada that killed 47. For...
  • Feb 25

    Mysterious East Coast flooding was caused by ‘unprecedented’ surge in sea level - The Washington Post

    Mysterious East Coast flooding was caused by ‘unprecedented’ surge in sea level - The Washington Post
    But global warming wasn’t the sole culprit. The study suggested a change in ocean currents coupled with persistent winds that pushed water into the region caused the spike — which may be the first of many. The seas are rising,...
  • Feb 25

    What ‘Parks and Recreation’ taught me about life - The Washington Post

    What ‘Parks and Recreation’ taught me about life - The Washington Post
    As the cast of NBC’s long-running sitcom “Parks and Recreation” came together on-screen for a final hug last night, I started to cry in a way I haven’t since I was a child and my mother came to the last...
Rank this Week: 112

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 113

Going to the Mat

Going to the Mat

Covers issues and ideas in politics, law, and education.

http://mattjohnston.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    The Procreation Question

    The Procreation Question
    When you talk to traditional marriage advocates, there is always the procreation question.  That is, allowing gays or lesbians to get married cannot lead to naturally conceived children.  If the only purpose of marriage in this…
  • Mar 27

    "America’s problem isn’t gay marriage; it’s marriage."

    "America’s problem isn’t gay marriage; it’s marriage."
    Roger Simon argues that those among the gay/lesbian community who seek to get married are just as bourgeois as those middle class heterosexuals who want to get married.  These are people who are committed to what Simon…
  • Mar 26

    More on Gay Marriage

    More on Gay Marriage
    I have posted a few pieces on gay marriage on this site and including one before the election on the parade of horribles that a fair number of social conservatives raise when it comes to the issue.  If you are looking for one guy's…
Rank this Week: 114

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

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

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

    No Expert? Motion to Dismiss Denied

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

    Judiciary Law 487 Relief "Not Lightly Given"

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

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

    A Legal Malpractice Case Lost on the "But For" Rule
    As we discussed yesterday, courts are eager to dismiss legal malpractice cases, early in the case or late, on the question of whether Client can show that "but for" the attorney's negligence there would have been a better economic outcome for…
Rank this Week: 115

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Feb 26

    Encouraging recidivism realities after three-strikes reform in California

    Encouraging recidivism realities after three-strikes reform in California
    This new New York Times article, headlined "California Convicts Are Out of Prison After Third Strike, and Staying Out," reports on some good post-sentencing-reform news from the West Coast. Here are excerpts: Mr. Taylor, 58, is one…
  • Feb 26

    US Sentencing Commission released report on LWOP sentences in federal system

    US Sentencing Commission released report on LWOP sentences in federal system
    I am intrigued and pleased to see that today the US Sentencing Commission has released this effective (reader-friendly) new report titled "Life Sentences in the Federal System." The entire 20-page report is a must read for anyone…
  • Feb 26

    "Can life in prison be worse than death" ... for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?

    "Can life in prison be worse than death" ... for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?
    The title of this post is the headline of this notable article discussing the current (and certain future) prison realities for the Boston marathon bomber. Here are excerpts: What’s worse – being sentenced to be executed or to spend…
Rank this Week: 116

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

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

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 118

Charon QC

Charon QC

Mix of legal ephemera and comment.

http://charonqc.wordpress.com
  • 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…
  • Oct 10

    Rive Gauche: Fancy some Pommes du Tories with your Kipper, Mr Carswell?

    Rive Gauche: Fancy some Pommes du Tories with your Kipper, Mr Carswell?
    Back later with some more nonsense..
Rank this Week: 117

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/
Rank this Week: 119

The Legal Blog.in

The Legal Blog.in

Covers Indian court decisions.

http://www.legalblog.in/
Rank this Week: 120

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: 121

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Feb 17

    17 Seconds #9

    17 Seconds #9
    17 Seconds gives you useful info quickly. All modern patent law is a derivative of the Venetian Patent Act of 1474, which was designed to encourage “men of great genius” (and, unfortunately, they did mean men) to come to Venice.…
  • Jan 29

    Twitter Tweets by Erik Heels 2008-Present

    Twitter Tweets by Erik Heels 2008-Present
    Because history. Dear Intertubes: I’ve been on Twitter for a long time (since 2008, not 2010, which (thanks to a Twitter bug) is what my account indicates). I initially used Twitter a lot, then less, the deleted lots of Tweets, then…
  • Jan 17

    17 Seconds #8

    17 Seconds #8
    17 Seconds gives you useful info quickly. If you think about a trademark as a “mark” of a “trade,” then it makes more sense. Consider the origins of branding. Farmers needed a way to identify their cows from their…
Rank this Week: 123

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.
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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/
  • Feb 25

    China Distributor Agreements: A Relatively Easy Way To Sell Your Products Into China

    China Distributor Agreements: A Relatively Easy Way To Sell Your Products Into China
    For most American SMEs, getting their products into China and then marketing, selling and delivering them is a difficult and massive task. Using an experienced Chinese distributor or distributors is oftentimes the best way for…
  • Feb 23

    China Business Deals: What China Business Deal?

    China Business Deals: What China Business Deal?
    Great article in The Hollywood Reporter. The article is by Michael Wolff and it is entitled, Hollywood’s Disappearing Chinese Money. But it is about a lot more than just Hollywood-China deals. It is really about all China deals. …
  • Feb 19

    Beijing Touts “Cyber-Sovereignty” In Internet Governance: Global Technology Firms Could Mine Silver Lining

    Beijing Touts “Cyber-Sovereignty” In Internet Governance: Global Technology Firms Could Mine Silver Lining
    A Guest Post By Scott Livingston* It has been a difficult few weeks for global technology companies operating in China. Chinese officials strengthened the Internet firewall by blocking the use of virtual private networks (VPNs),…
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E. coli Blog

E. coli Blog

Covers E. coli outbreaks, recalls, legal cases and resources. By Marler Clark.

http://www.ecoliblog.com/
  • Jan 28

    Washington Beef Recalls 1,620 Pounds of Trim Over E. coli Concern

    Washington Beef Recalls 1,620 Pounds of Trim Over E. coli Concern
    Washington Beef, LLC, a Toppenish, Wash., establishment, is recalling 1,620 pounds of boneless  beef trim product that may be contaminated with  E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food... Continue Reading
  • Dec 11

    1 Child Dead, 4 Sickened After Consuming Raw “Bath Milk” in Australia

    1 Child Dead, 4 Sickened After Consuming Raw “Bath Milk” in Australia
    Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Dr Rosemary Lester has issued a warning about the dangers of drinking raw cow’s milk. Her warning has been prompted by five cases of gastroenteritis illness... Continue Reading
  • Dec 2

    E. coli Recall: Cargill Recalls Ground Beef From Canadian Walmart

    E. coli Recall: Cargill Recalls Ground Beef From Canadian Walmart
    Cargill Meat Solutions (Est. 700) is recalling Your Fresh Market brand ground beef products from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. The following products have been sold... Continue Reading
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Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Helps women navigate the intricacies of divorce and save money along the way. By Helene Taylor.

http://heleneltaylor.com/blog/
  • Dec 24

    The top reason for selling your house in divorce

    The top reason for selling your house in divorce
    One of the most difficult decisions to make in divorce is to sell the house. It’s easy to be emotionally attached or worried about leaving the school district. If you sell you may be priced out of the market, unable to buy or rent a new…
  • Dec 14

    Is your spouse avoiding service?

    Is your spouse avoiding service?
    It isn’t uncommon for spouses to avoid service of the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, Legal Separation or Domestic Partnership, Summons and/or Declaration Under Uniform Child Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. Some hide in their…
  • Dec 7

    Can you fire a divorce lawyer? Should you?

    Can you fire a divorce lawyer? Should you?
    I’ve met men and women who paid $10,000s to $100,000s to attorneys they weren’t happy with. Some stayed with their lawyers because they were scared to leave or worried that changing lawyers would drive up costs and delay cases.…
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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/
  • Feb 25

    The Iron Law of Unintended Consequence

    The Iron Law of Unintended Consequence
    (with apologies to Robert Michels) By Kevin E. Noonan -- It is a certainty that no matter what action is taken (by an individual, a group, or especially a legislative body) that there will be unintended consequences. It is also true that…
  • Feb 25

    Venture Funding Reaches Highest Level in More Than a Decade

    Venture Funding Reaches Highest Level in More Than a Decade
    By Donald Zuhn -- Last month, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), a trade association representing the U.S. venture capital industry, released the results of its MoneyTree Report on venture funding for 2014. The report, which is…
  • Feb 23

    23andMe Receives FDA Approval for Genetic Diagnostic Test

    23andMe Receives FDA Approval for Genetic Diagnostic Test
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Last Thursday the genetic diagnostic and DNA analysis company 23andMe announced that the FDA had granted the company approval to market a genetic diagnostic test for Bloom's Syndrome, the first such approval for this…
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Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Covers personal injury, criminal defense, and family law in Virginia.

http://www.livesaymyers.com/blog/
  • Feb 23

    Is There Any Advantage to Filing First?

    Is There Any Advantage to Filing First?
    Family law attorneys are constantly asked what, if any, advantage there is to filing first. Whether it is for divorce, custody or support, the answer is both “yes, there is an advantage” and “no, there is not an…
  • Feb 19

    Making the Virginia DCSE Work for You

    Making the Virginia DCSE Work for You
    You’ve succeeded in getting the court to enter a child support order for your child. It has been a few months and the obligated parent is no longer paying or is not paying the full amount. The child support arrears are growing with…
  • Feb 11

    Spousal Support Jurisdiction Over Non-Residents in Virginia

    Spousal Support Jurisdiction Over Non-Residents in Virginia
    Imagine a married couple separates and one party moves out of the Commonwealth of Virginia, with no intention to return. The spouse who remains in Virginia wants to pursue a divorce. A circuit court in Virginia can divorce the parties, as…
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Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

Covers managing in-house counsel groups. By Rees Morrison.

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    Show foreign and domestic participants by level (Feb 23, 2015)

    Show foreign and domestic participants by level (Feb 23, 2015)
    Having completed a client satisfaction survey, you can sort your participants all kinds of ways. Let’s give an example by sorting the participants by level and then also identifying them by their office location. Assume that all we do…
  • Feb 18

    The Importance of Confidentiality in Law Department Client Survey

    The Importance of Confidentiality in Law Department Client Survey
    by James S. Wilber, Esq., Altman Weil, Inc.   Most law departments periodically use written or online surveys to gauge the satisfaction of clients with the services they (and outside counsel) provide. A question that often arises is…
  • Feb 14

    Create a graphic that shows how many participants there were by each level

    Create a graphic that shows how many participants there were by each level
    When you survey your clients to assess how satisfied they are with your law department, you want confidence that you have tapped a representative group by their levels. One way to visualize the responses you get from your survey by a…
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California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

Covers California punitive damages litigation. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
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Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Provides analysis of crimes and sentences for Florida state and federal criminal offenses. By Silber Criminal Law Firm.

http://www.florida-criminal-attorney-blog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse
    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida was arrested Friday after she allegedly beat two boys, news sources report. Vosburg, 30, was booked into the Polk County Jail on four counts of child neglect and two counts of child abuse with bodily…
  • Oct 22

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery
    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida was arrested this past week for allegedly shoved her former girlfriend out of a moving vehicle, news sources report. Information regarding the victim's identity was not immediately available following…
  • Oct 21

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection
    Charlie Ware, a licensed Hollywood, Florida acupuncturist and acupoint injection therapist, was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of administering questionable injections to as many a dozen patients, some of whom suffered ill-side…
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Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Feb 25

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie
    Molly K. Land of the University of Connecticut has posted Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologies, forthcoming in The Future of Human Rights Fact-Finding (Philip Alston…
  • Feb 25

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: Results, storify, links, and resource

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: Results, storify, links, and resource
    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin was held February 21-22, 2015 in Austin, Texas, USA. The event was organized by the Internet Bar Organization. Video describing the results and winners of the event is available at:…
  • Feb 20

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: February 21-22, 2015

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: February 21-22, 2015
    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin is scheduled to be held February 21-22, 2015 in Austin, Texas, USA. The event is organized by the Internet Bar Organization. The Twitter account for the event is @TechForJustice One Twitter hashtag for the…
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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/
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Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Covers law foundations of Canadian Law. From McGill University's Neil Wehneman and Erin Morgan.

http://www.lifeofalawstudent.com
  • Jul 11

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou
    I started writing this article the other day for an attorney law blog and realized how silly it sounded. I put in all of the work and then realized that probably everyone knows that sipping on that Red Bull and Vodka isn’t any good…
  • Dec 4

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?
    A court appointed ad litem (often referred to as guardian ad litem in Raleigh) refers to a court-appointed advocate for children involved in court proceedings.  These guardian ad litem volunteers represent the best interests of the child…
  • Nov 26

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill
    You’ve probably seen the shocking videos of de-beaked chickens shoved thirty to a cage at a factory farm, or rats running rampant at a food processing plant. Such things are upsetting to see- but as a member of the public, you…
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FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

Online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall, Jr.

http://fourthamendment.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    New format opened April 14th

    New format opened April 14th
    A new format of this website opened before midnight, April 14th. If you are here, please update your bookmark to go to www.FourthAmendment.com. Everything is there, going back to 2006. I'd been thinking about a new format, but the cost of…
  • Apr 12

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search
    The officer lacked reasonable suspicion that defendant was armed to justify a frisk. Defendant, inter alia, made no furtive movements, and asked why the officers had to search him and his demeanor changed when it came up. Nothing here…
  • Apr 12

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data
    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data by Zoe Tillman: => Read more!
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