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  • 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: 87

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Over at the website of the Library of Law and Liberty, Herman Belz (University of Maryland) has posted an essay "discussing papers presented at a conference on Beard held at the University of Virginia School of Law (published in the Summer…
  • Oct 24

    Epps on the Fourteenth Amendment as a Second Founding

    Epps on the Fourteenth Amendment as a Second Founding
    Garrett Epps, University of Baltimore School of Law, has posted Second Founding: The Story of the Fourteenth Amendment, which appeared in the Oregon Law Review 85 (2006): 895-912.  Here is the abstract:     Settle…
  • Oct 24

    Fleming and McClain on Liberty

    Fleming and McClain on Liberty
    James E. Fleming and Linda C. McClain, Boston University School of Law, have posted Liberty, a forthcoming entry in the Oxford Handbook of the United States Constitution, ed. Mark Tushnet, Mark Graber, and Sanford Levinson.  Here is the…
Rank this Week: 95

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/
  • Oct 24

    11th Circuit "emergency" over

    11th Circuit "emergency" over
    On October 17, the 11th Circuit, per Chief Judge Carnes, issued an order putting an end to the emergency order that allowed cases to be decided by panels with only one active 11th Circuit judge.  Now we are back to at least 2 11th…
  • Oct 22

    Judge Gold formally retire

    Judge Gold formally retire
    The blog reported back in August the sad news that Judge Gold was formally retiring this month and that he would close his chambers and take inactive status.  John Pacenti of the Daily Business Review covered the story last week and…
  • Oct 21

    Supreme Court oral argument should be televised

    Supreme Court oral argument should be televised
    John Oliver is so good:
Rank this Week: 97

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/
  • Oct 23

    Hot Goods and Economic Duress: Part II

    Hot Goods and Economic Duress: Part II
    Is there a valid economic-duress objection to the US Department of Labor’s exercise of “hot goods” authority under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? Earlier this year, in Perez v. Pan-American Berry Growers, LLC, a federal district…
  • Oct 23

    University of Cincinnati College of Law Dean Search

    University of Cincinnati College of Law Dean Search
    I am so lucky to serve on the faculty at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. If you know any terrific dean candidates who would like to lead a law school with a collegial, engaged faculty, please pass along...
  • Oct 23

    Labor & Employment Law Roundup

    Labor & Employment Law Roundup
    There's been a lot of action in labor and employment law recently, so time for another roundup: The Office of Special Counsel just found the U.S. Army gulity of harassment against a transgendered employee. It shows how the recent executive...
Rank this Week: 96

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/
  • Oct 23

    Four Fair Use Takeaways from Cambridge University Press v. Patton

    Four Fair Use Takeaways from Cambridge University Press v. Patton
    The most important educational copyright and fair use case in recent memory (mine, at least) was decided by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals last week. The case, Cambridge University Press v. Patton, challenged Georgia State…
  • Oct 20

    POODLE and the fundamental market failure of browser security

    POODLE and the fundamental market failure of browser security
    Last week saw the public disclosure of the POODLE vulnerability, a practical attack allowing a network attacker to steal plaintext from HTTPS connections. In particular, this attack can be used to steal authentication cookies.…
  • Oct 9

    On the value of encrypting your phone

    On the value of encrypting your phone
    This is a true story. Yesterday my phone crashed, and it wouldn’t reboot. Actually it would do nothing but reboot, over and over, with a seemingly different error message every time. I tried all of the tricks available to a technically…
Rank this Week: 94

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/
  • Oct 23

    Trying to Understand Financial Information Confuses Many Says Poll

    Trying to Understand Financial Information Confuses Many Says Poll
    When it comes to financial decisions, if people don't feel comfortable with everyday financial terms and don't feel that the financial information they receive is easily understood, it seriously... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Oct 22

    Income Annuities Are Supported by Jane Bryant Quinn

    Income Annuities Are Supported by Jane Bryant Quinn
    Nationally known personal finance expert Jane Bryant Quinn strongly supports income annuities as a protection against the risk of outliving one's savings This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content which…
  • Oct 21

    Touchdown Notre Dame For Master's Structured Settlement Certification (MSSC)

    Touchdown Notre Dame For Master's Structured Settlement Certification (MSSC)
    The Master's Structured Settlement Consultant (MSSC) is an advanced credential earned by qualified structured settlement consultants and settlement planners from NSSTA and the Stayer Center for... This is a content summary only. Please click…
Rank this Week: 93

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: 92

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 98

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 99

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Oct 25

    The "Oral Argument" Podcast

    The "Oral Argument" Podcast
    I realize that, for some, podcasts are very five years ago. But for those who still partake, one of my favorite legal podcasts is "Oral Argument," produced by (and starring) my friends (and University of Georgia School of Law…
  • Oct 24

    The Eleventh Amendment is a pain

    The Eleventh Amendment is a pain
    This lawsuit, filed today, alleges that the NCAA violates the Fair Labor Standards Act by not paying student-athletes (who, it alleges, are akin to work-study students). Named defendants are the NCAA and every Division I school, many of which…
  • Oct 24

    The push for quantity

    The push for quantity
    Zak's post, Howard's post, Bridget Crawford's post, and Orrin's post and the comments to them pose some questions and some answers about the quantity of publications law professors and candidates for teaching positions have. Underlying these…
Rank this Week: 103

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Oct 24

    Changing legal landscape focus for new UoT law dean

    Changing legal landscape focus for new UoT law dean
    Newly appointed University of Toronto law dean Edward Iacobucci says one of the considerations in his new role will be how best to educate students in the face of a changing legal profession.“I believe that there are many opportunities…
  • Oct 24

    News Roundup - October 24, 2014

    News Roundup - October 24, 2014
    CanadaConservatives considering new legislation making it an offence to condone terrorist acts online, The National PostCanadian couple accused of spying near China's border with North Korea kept in isolation and denied access to legal…
  • Oct 23

    Winnipeg lawyer comes from behind to win mayoral race

    Winnipeg lawyer comes from behind to win mayoral race
    Pitblado LLP partner Brian Bowman won yesterday’s Winnipeg mayoral race in a resounding decisionA privacy law partner with the Winnipeg law firm Pitblado, Bowman may have entered the race as an underdog, but ended up being the top…
Rank this Week: 101

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/
  • Oct 24

    The Inflexible Statute of Limitations in Legal Malpractice

    The Inflexible Statute of Limitations in Legal Malpractice
    It's THREE years, and not a day more.  In legal malpractice, no matter whether your claim is based on negligence or breach of contract CPLR 214(6) states that one has 3 years in which to bring the action. Tsafatinos v Law Off. of Sanford…
  • Oct 23

    Hedge Funds, Insurance Companies and Legal Malpractice

    Hedge Funds, Insurance Companies and Legal Malpractice
    Legal malpractice cases come up in all kinds of settings.  It may be the individual personal injury plaintiff whose case was not started on time; it may be the car accident in which the doctor's reports failed to give the necessary…
  • Oct 22

    A New Rule For Legal Malpractice and Appeal

    A New Rule For Legal Malpractice and Appeal
    Up to today, the rule in legal malpractice litigation has been that Plaintiff was not required to appeal from a decision in order to sue his attorney.  That all changed today with the Court of Appeals decision in Grace v Law  2014…
Rank this Week: 102

E. coli Blog

E. coli Blog

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

http://www.ecoliblog.com/
  • Oct 2

    Kentucky Issues Raw Milk Warning After Children Fall Ill

    Kentucky Issues Raw Milk Warning After Children Fall Ill
    The Kentucky Department for Public Health is warning consumers about the dangers of consuming unpasteurized milk as well as other products that could lead to disease-producing E. coli infection, following... Continue Reading
  • Sep 25

    Is Raw Milk Link in Kentucky E. coli Outbreak?

    Is Raw Milk Link in Kentucky E. coli Outbreak?
    Five Kentucky children were being treated at Kosair Children’s Hospital on Friday for a potentially life-threatening syndrome usually caused by E. coli O157:H7 infection, and the state health department has... Continue Reading
  • Sep 16

    Kentucky Hit with E. coli caused hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)

    Kentucky Hit with E. coli caused hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)
    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... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 100

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: 104

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Oct 25

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    Ben outlined all the many, surprising—and mutually contradictory—ways in which President Obama is “right.” Cody noted that ISIS and al Nusra appear to have obtained drone technology and shared some photos taken by the…
  • Oct 24

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    A doctor in New York who recently treated Ebola patients in Guinea has contracted the disease, the New York Times reports. Authorities have placed Craig Spencer into isolation at the city’s Bellevue Hospital, while they conduct…
  • Oct 24

    The Debate About the Extraterritorial Scope of the Torture Convention’s Provisions on Cruelty is (Almost Certainly) Not About USG Interrogation Policy

    The Debate About the Extraterritorial Scope of the Torture Convention’s Provisions on Cruelty is (Almost Certainly) Not About USG Interrogation Policy
    A week ago Charlie Savage reported that the Obama administration “is considering reaffirming the Bush administration’s position that the [Convention Against Torture(CAT)] imposes no legal obligation on the United States to bar…
Rank this Week: 106

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Oct 24

    Jayne Thompson on Radio Time

    Jayne Thompson on Radio Time
    Last spring I blogged about Jayne Thompson's Letters to My Younger Selves. Cribbing a little from my post: I spent a lot of Thanksgiving day reading a powerful and moving collection, Letters to My Younger Self, which was co-edited by...
  • Oct 23

    Are VAPs and Other Job Candidates Writing Too Much?

    Are VAPs and Other Job Candidates Writing Too Much?
    In response to Zach Kramer's post on The Slow Writing Movement over at Prawfs, Glenn Cohen thoughtfully asks in the comments: Is more than one paper in work or published the new "state of the field" for getting attention? *...
  • Oct 23

    September 2014 LSAT Administrations Down 8%

    September 2014 LSAT Administrations Down 8%
    According to the LSAC, 30,943 LSATs were administered in September. This is down 8.1% from last October's administration. This follows a 9% decline in the LSAT administrations in June, 2014 (and there was a 14% decline in first-time takers…
Rank this Week: 105

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/
  • Oct 23

    Child Support: What to Do When a Child Emancipate

    Child Support: What to Do When a Child Emancipate
    It’s a common story. Pursuant to your Virginia divorce decree, you are ordered to pay your ex-spouse $1,200/month in child support for your three children. A few years later, your oldest child graduates from high school and goes off to…
  • Oct 20

    Prenups for Same-Sex Couples in Virginia

    Prenups for Same-Sex Couples in Virginia
    The U.S. Supreme Court announced on October 6, 2014 that it was not going to consider appeals from lawmakers in five states, including Virginia, who wished to uphold same-sex marriage bans. The result: same-sex couples now have the right to…
  • Oct 16

    Custody and Visitation Do’s and Don’t

    Custody and Visitation Do’s and Don’t
    Parents going through a divorce or encountering custody or visitation issues can face a very difficult and stressful time. Each custody case is different, and there is no definitive “how-to” guide which will answer every…
Rank this Week: 109

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

Discusses the intersection of civil rights, criminal defense, and police misconduct litigation, from the perspective of a NYC litigator. By Michael Lumer.

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Oct 21

    Comedic Break: Televising the Supreme Court

    Comedic Break: Televising the Supreme Court
    John Oliver is correct. If somebody insisted on playing audio tapes of crappy piano music hammered out on a cheap electric organ, you'd eventually punch them in the face. But if it were accompanied with a video of a cat playing said organ,…
  • Oct 18

    Justice versus Law

    Justice versus Law
    As readers may recall, I am a fan of Richard Kopf's blog, Hercules and the Umpire. While I may sometimes disagree with him, he is a smart and thoughtful sitting United States District Judge who is willing to share his views on a variety of…
  • Oct 18

    Kerik v. Tacopina: Not With A Bang . . .

    Kerik v. Tacopina: Not With A Bang . . .
    It's been awhile but there's a few updates on the Bernie Kerik-Joe Tacopina brouhaha. As a person who always enjoys a good legal slugfest and who has no connection to any of the players, I must profess my disappointment with how things are…
Rank this Week: 108

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 8

    Future of Music conference announcement w/scholarship

    Future of Music conference announcement w/scholarship
    The Future of Music Coalition's 14th annual Policy Summit ( http://futureofmusic.org/summit ) is October 27-28 in Washington, DC. It is offering scholarships for students and musicians starting at $25 for both days. From FOMC: Future of…
  • Oct 8

    How to analyze fame on the pleading

    How to analyze fame on the pleading
    Leapers, Inc. v. SMTS, LCC,  2014 WL 4964376, No. 14–CV–12290 (E.D. Mich. Oct. 3, 2014)Leapers alleged trade dress rights “in the distinctive scalloping design applied to the adjustment knobs and bells of its rifle…
  • Oct 7

    The language of consumer review

    The language of consumer review
    Via Eric Goldman's roundup, the best thing I've seen all day:In a recent study we used computational linguistics to examine a million reviews on the web and found that when people write a 1-star review, they use the language of trauma:…
Rank this Week: 107

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

Provides global food safety news & information. By Marler Clark LLP, PS.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Oct 24

    Chicken in Minnesota Outbreak Recalled for Salmonella Contamination

    Chicken in Minnesota Outbreak Recalled for Salmonella Contamination
    Chicago-based Aspen Foods Division of Koch Meats is recalling 28,980 pounds of chicken products shipped to Minnesota that may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis. The U.S. Department of Agriculture requested Aspen Foods…
  • Oct 24

    Crab Meat Recalled For Possible Listeria Contamination

    Crab Meat Recalled For Possible Listeria Contamination
    Rome Packing Co. of East Providence, RI, has issued a voluntary recall of Ocean’s Catch brand All Natural Jonah Crab Leg Meat after routine product sampling by the company determined some of the finished products may have been…
  • Oct 24

    Health Officials Say Raw Milk Probably Caused Campylobacter Outbreak at Wisconsin School

    Health Officials Say Raw Milk Probably Caused Campylobacter Outbreak at Wisconsin School
    Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services say that unpasteurized (raw) milk served at a potluck team meal is the likely cause of a Campylobacter outbreak that sickened close to a couple dozen Durand High School football…
Rank this Week: 112

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/
  • Oct 24

    WIRTW #342 (the “family photo” edition)

    WIRTW #342 (the “family photo” edition)
    Photo by Jenny Gildea Photography (who I cannot more highly recommend). Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination “How Can We Accommodate You?” — via Employment Discrimination Report Hearing Religious and Pregnancy…
  • Oct 23

    “He liked breasts” is never an appropriate response to a harassment complaint

    “He liked breasts” is never an appropriate response to a harassment complaint
    Ruby Blackmon claimed that for a ten-month period, her second-level manager inappropriately stared at her breasts three to 10 times per day, would sexually rub her back, and would breath on her back and ear. Blackmon made ten different…
  • Oct 22

    “Honest belief” isn’t a defense to an FMLA claim, says federal court

    “Honest belief” isn’t a defense to an FMLA claim, says federal court
    The honest-belief rule is one of most effective shields available to employers in discrimination cases: As long as an employer has an honest belief in its proffered nondiscriminatory reason for discharging an employee, the employee cannot…
Rank this Week: 110

Law Offices of Scott David Stewart…

Law Offices of Scott David Stewart Blog

Covers divorce and family law.

http://www.arizonalawgroup.com/Legal-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 7

    How Child Support Is Determined in Arizona

    How Child Support Is Determined in Arizona
    Child support is usually paid by the noncustodial parent. If parents share custody after divorce, the court usually chooses the parent with the larger income to pay child support. Child support agreements differ from case to case and depend…
  • Jun 30

    Do I Have to Take the Field Sobriety Tests?

    Do I Have to Take the Field Sobriety Tests?
    Standardized field sobriety tests or "SFSTs" are used by law enforcement to ascertain whether a driver is intoxicated. All law enforcement agencies throughout the nation have to abide by the same standard of field sobriety testing set by the…
  • Feb 11

    An Overview of Arizona's DUI Law

    An Overview of Arizona's DUI Law
    In the state of Arizona, there are three major drunk driving statutes: Title 28-1381 – Driving Under the Influence Title 28-1382 – Extreme / Super Extreme DUI Title 28-1383 – Aggravated Driving Under the Influence Title…
Rank this Week: 113

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: 111

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
  • Oct 25

    Elements of an Effective Whistleblower Hotline

    Elements of an Effective Whistleblower Hotline
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Bill Libit, Chief Operating Partner concentrating in the corporate and securities area at Chapman and Cutler LLP, and is based on a Chapman publication by Mr. Libit, Walt Draney, and Todd…
  • Oct 24

    ISS Proposes Equity Plan Scorecard

    ISS Proposes Equity Plan Scorecard
    Editor's Note: Carol Bowie is Head of Americas Research at Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS). This post relates to draft policy changes to the ISS Equity Plan Scorecard issued by ISS on October 15, 2014. As issues around cost…
  • Oct 24

    Updated CD&A Template Aims to Improve Communication

    Updated CD&A Template Aims to Improve Communication
    Editor's Note: Matt Orsagh is a director at CFA Institute. In 2011, CFA Institute released the Compensation Discussion and Analysis (CD&A) Template as a tool to help companies produce a more succinct and informative CD&A that…
Rank this Week: 114

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, October 24, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, October 24, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, October 24, 2014:Employee awarded $65,000 for loss of pension | Canadian Employment Law Today‘Highly troubling’: US Justice Dept. slams local officials over…
  • Oct 23

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, October 23, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, October 23, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, October 23, 2014:Slava Voynov's lawyer says Kings defenceman 'never hit the woman' - Toronto Sun Toronto lawyer to be sentenced for fraud | Toronto & GTA |…
  • Oct 23

    The Ultimate Guide to Being a Mobile Road Warrior

    The Ultimate Guide to Being a Mobile Road Warrior
    Today is the OBA TECHxpo at Toronto. My good friend Bob Tarantino and I will be presenting "The Ultimate Guide to Being a Mobile Road Warrior:"With the right tools you can work on anything, anywhere, anytime. Come to this session to…
Rank this Week: 118

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    LAST CALL TOBACCO ROAD

    LAST CALL TOBACCO ROAD
    Tobacco Road, Miami's oldest bar, closes its doors for the last time this Saturday. It's had a good great run.In simpler times, lawyers and judges met after court and had a few cold ones, and maybe ate a cheeseburger before heading home.…
  • Oct 21

    BLINK 182

    BLINK 182
    Ben Bradlee, the charming yet gruff editor of theWashington Post, who found his paper alone reporting arguably the biggest domestic story in US politics, died today at 93. Bradlee's support of his reporters was legendary. He turned the…
  • Oct 19

    NFL WEEK 7 2014

    NFL WEEK 7 2014
    With the resurgent Cowboys beating the struggling Seahawks, our survivor pool was considerably thinned, with the loses including both members of the judiciary: Jon Colby (retired) and Miguel De la O (quite active). Of more pressing…
Rank this Week: 119

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/
  • Oct 22

    What happens to my down payment if title to our house is in my spouse’s name?

    What happens to my down payment if title to our house is in my spouse’s name?
    You asked: “I used my inheritance to make the down payment on our home during marriage but title was taken solely in my spouse’s name. What happens to my down payment in the divorce? I answered: If you and your spouse negotiate…
  • Oct 5

    Dating Again: The whys and how to date after divorce

    Dating Again: The whys and how to date after divorce
    If you want to remarry or find a partner, you’ll probably need to re-enter the dating pool. If the thought of doing this makes you shudder, consider these things before getting your toes wet while dating after divorce.
  • Oct 4

    Can and how should you do-it-yourself divorce?

    Can and how should you do-it-yourself divorce?
    People are representing themselves in divorce because they believe lawyers don’t offer quality services or they can’t afford lawyers’ fees. Others believe their cases are simple and can be handled with legal information…
Rank this Week: 115

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/
  • Oct 18

    In Which Math is Still Hard

    In Which Math is Still Hard
    I’ve written here several times, under the category “math is hard,” about Americans’ innumeracy with regard to risk and danger. I have a theory: Americans overestimate the danger (risk times harm) of things that they…
  • Oct 18

    In Which We Are Being Lied To

    In Which We Are Being Lied To
    [via The White House.] I’ll take the last point—which may be literally true—first: “Ebola is not spread through casual contact with someone who has no symptoms of the disease.” Per the CDC, “Initial signs…
  • Oct 16

    In Which My Good Deed is Punished

    In Which My Good Deed is Punished
    On April 5th TSU law student Amir Tavakkoli sent me this message via my website: Your name: Amir Tavakkoli Your E-mail Address: [redacted] Your Phone Number: [redacted] The defendant’s Name: Amir Tavakkoli The defendant’s date of…
Rank this Week: 120

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 121

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

Covers international extradition and transnational criminal defense. By McNabb Associates.

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 116

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

Covers the RIAA's lawsuits of against ordinary working people.

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case
    In UMG Escape Media, the Court has granted summary judgment finding the individual defendants to be liable for copyright infringement. September 29, 2014, decision granting summary judgment against individual defendants Ray Beckerman, P.C.
  • Sep 29

    New ruling in Capitol v MP3Tunes, reduces punitive damages, denies Robertson motion for new trial

    New ruling in Capitol v MP3Tunes, reduces punitive damages, denies Robertson motion for new trial
    In Capitol Records v. MP3Tunes, the Judge has denied individual defendant Michael Robertson's motion for a new trial, but reduced the punitive damages award on the state law claims for pre-1972 recordings. September 29, 2014, Decision,…
  • Jun 13

    2nd Circuit OK's scanning whole books for research as fair use in Authors Guild v HathiTrust

    2nd Circuit OK's scanning whole books for research as fair use in Authors Guild v HathiTrust
    In Authors Guild v. HathiTrust, the US Court of Appeals has ruled that scanning whole books for research purposes is fair use. In HathiTrust, a group of universities took digital scans prepared by Google and stored them in a "digital…
Rank this Week: 122

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.georgiabankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 117

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

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

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    'Evidence of things not seen' and other storie

    'Evidence of things not seen' and other storie
    Here are several items that haven't made it into individual blog posts this week but which deserve Grits readers attention:Another plea for Max SoffarAt the Texas Tribune, Barry Scheck joined the chorus of voices calling for the governor to…
  • Oct 22

    The case for punishing prosecutor misconduct

    The case for punishing prosecutor misconduct
    At Texas Monthly, Pam Colloff yesterday made "the case for punishing prosecutors who abuse their power," focusing on the Hannah Overton, Michael Morton and Anthony Graves cases. She also highlighted a case that's gotten less attention:Take…
  • Oct 21

    Poll: Harris DA's race in a 'dead heat'

    Poll: Harris DA's race in a 'dead heat'
    A new poll from KHOU-TV in Houston shows the Harris County DA's race is a "dead heat" between incumbent and Rick Perry-appointee Devon Anderson and Democratic challenger Kim Ogg, with an enormous swath of the electorate undecided (46%).That…
Rank this Week: 124

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 125

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Oct 23

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - October 24, 2014

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - October 24, 2014
    DadsDivorce and MensDivorce as well as their sponsor, Cordell & Cordell, present a news video for the week of October 24, 2014.This week, Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joe Cordell added a new article to his…
  • Oct 22

    Pregnant Fiancee Moved To Another State, Says I'll Never See My Child!

    Pregnant Fiancee Moved To Another State, Says I'll Never See My Child!
    Question:I recently broke it off with my fiancé who has now moved to another state and told me she is pregnant.She has said I will never see my child because we aren’t married and don’t live near each Read More...
  • Oct 17

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - October 17, 2014

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - October 17, 2014
    DadsDivorce and MensDivorce as well as their sponsor, Cordell & Cordell, present a news video for the week of October 17, 2014.This week, Cordell & Cordell announced five attorneys who were named as 2014 Rising…
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Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Oct 22

    Security Guards Guilty in Iraq Shootout

    Security Guards Guilty in Iraq Shootout
    Just recently, a federal jury found four ex-Blackwater USA security guards to be liable for 14 Iraqis deaths in Baghdad several years back. The guilty verdict is testing the capability of the U.S. courts to make military companies accountable…
  • Oct 22

    Actor Files Suit over Mob Character in The Simpson

    Actor Files Suit over Mob Character in The Simpson
    Fox has recently been slapped with a $250 million suit regarding a mob character from the famous cartoon show, “The Simpsons.” It’s been reported that Frank Sivero, who took on an acting role in the movie hit “Goodfellas,” is saying…
  • Oct 20

    Uber Tech Challenges Court Ruling

    Uber Tech Challenges Court Ruling
    Uber Technologies Inc. is fighting a court ruling in France in what seems to be one of the quickest growing services in France, intensifying a legal battle despite the firm’s broad clashes within Europe. A criminal court in Paris ruled last…
Rank this Week: 123

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    U.S. v. Castro-Ponce (9th Cir. - Oct. 24, 2014)

    U.S. v. Castro-Ponce (9th Cir. - Oct. 24, 2014)
    Sometimes wins on appeal are huge victories.  Sometimes they're like this.Castro-Ponce is charged with distribution of methamphetamine.  The feds have him under surveillance, and on wiretaps, for a long time.  Castro-Ponce…
  • Oct 23

    Williams v. Swarthout (9th Cir. - Oct. 23, 2014)

    Williams v. Swarthout (9th Cir. - Oct. 23, 2014)
    Judges Noonan and Reinhardt are extraordinarily concerned about fairness.  Deeply, profoundly, and sincerely.  In every case, including but not limited to (and perhaps exceptionally in) criminal cases.So when the trial judge…
  • Oct 23

    U.S. v. Bell (9th Cir. - Oct. 22, 2014)

    U.S. v. Bell (9th Cir. - Oct. 22, 2014)
    Defendant represents himself at a criminal trial.  The prosecution gives a closing argument.  The district judge never asks defendant if he wants to give one; instead, he simply moves on, and starts reading jury instructions.There's…
Rank this Week: 129

California Injury Attorneys Blog

California Injury Attorneys Blog

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

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

    Pedestrian Fatally Struck While Unloading Car in La Jolla

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

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

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

    Five Teenagers Tragically Killed in Orange County Crash

    Five Teenagers Tragically Killed in Orange County Crash
    BUENA PARK — A BMW crashed in Orange County early Saturday morning, killing five teenage passengers in a solo-vehicle collision on southbound Interstate 5 in Irvine.The accident was reported just after 2 a.m. south of Alton Parkway…
Rank this Week: 128

Biker and Motorcycle Lawyer Blog /…

Biker and Motorcycle Lawyer Blog / Blawg

Covers biker and motorcycle legal issues, safety tips, motorcycle ride reports and personal injury information. By Norman Gregory Fernandez.

http://bikerlawblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    My Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Yellowstone Picture Movie

    My Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Yellowstone Picture Movie
    On July 31 – August 13th, 2014 I traveled to the 74th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and to Yellowstone for the 3rd consecutive year. The below movie is a slideshow movie of the pictures I took at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally…
  • Jul 11

    How to get to your fuse panel on your Harley Davidson Electra glide motorcycle

    How to get to your fuse panel on your Harley Davidson Electra glide motorcycle
    I have created a series of videos to help people wrench on their Harley Davidson motorcycles. The below video discusses not only how to get to the fuse panel on your Harley Davidson Electra glide motorcycle, it also teaches you how to remove…
  • Jul 4

    Happy Independence Day, 2014

    Happy Independence Day, 2014
    I would like to wish you on behalf of myself and the Biker Law Blog a happy Independence Day for the year 2014. On this day in the year 1776, a group of liberal radicals declared their independence from the English Empire, which was a…
Rank this Week: 127

Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101

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

http://www.securitieslawyer101.com/blog/
  • Sep 10

    Corporate Hijackings 101 l Securities Lawyer 101 Blog

    Corporate Hijackings 101 l Securities Lawyer 101 Blog
    Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Corporate hijackings, also known as corporate identity theft, of public shell companies has been around for more than a decade.  It  is a growing method used by fraudsters to acquire…
  • Oct 21

    By: SEC Releases Regulation A Proposal

    By: SEC Releases Regulation A Proposal
    […] 416-8956, by email at info@securitieslawyer101.com or visit www.jobact101.com.   This securities law blog post is provided as a general informational service to clients and friends…
  • Oct 14

    By: Transparency in Direct Public Offerings | Ghotala Bank

    By: Transparency in Direct Public Offerings | Ghotala Bank
    […] as a general informational service to clients and friends of Hamilton & Associates Law Group Securities Law Blog and should not be construed as, and does not constitute, legal and compliance advice on any […]
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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
  • Oct 24

    US Government Volunteers to Pay for Infringement by Japan Airline

    US Government Volunteers to Pay for Infringement by Japan Airline
    by Dennis Crouch The US Federal Government does not get a free-pass on patent infringement.  Rather, the Government’s unlicensed use of a privately held patent constitutes infringement and is actionable. However, Congress created a…
  • Oct 23

    The Number of U.S. Patents In Force

    The Number of U.S. Patents In Force
    by Dennis Crouch The chart above shows the number of patents in-force at any given point over the past forty years.  Each bar represents a snapshot taken on January 1* of the stated year and totals-up the number of issued but…
  • Oct 23

    Upcoming Events and Recent Job Posting

    Upcoming Events and Recent Job Posting
    HOUSTON: November 5, 2014 – One night only. I will be delivering the University of Houston’s IPIL Annual Fall Lecture at the Four Seasons Hotel in Houston (Sponsored by the Katz Foundation). My talk will be on incentives…
Rank this Week: 135

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Oct 24

    Regulating California's Lawyers (part 1): Rules vs. Appellate Opinion

    Regulating California's Lawyers (part 1): Rules vs. Appellate Opinion
    This is the first of what I hope will be several posts discussing the future of ethics rules in California. One of the overarching questions that the Supreme Court of California must address is whether the law governing lawyers should...
  • Oct 24

    Litigation Funding, Clifford Chance and Excalibur

    Litigation Funding, Clifford Chance and Excalibur
    I have just bloged this on my own blog, but it may be of some interest in the US. A heavyweight piece of litigation funding, conducted by a London HQed litigation partner at Clifford Chance came in for significant criticism...
  • Oct 24

    Julia Ann Simon-Kerr, "Systemic Lying"

    Julia Ann Simon-Kerr, "Systemic Lying"
    Article. Abstract: This Article offers the foundational account of systemic lying from a definitional and theoretical perspective. Systemic lying involves the cooperation of multiple actors in the legal system who lie or violate their oaths…
Rank this Week: 134

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: 133

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
  • Oct 24

    Former Wells Fargo Compliance Officer Charged With Unauthorized Document Alteration

    Former Wells Fargo Compliance Officer Charged With Unauthorized Document Alteration
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: The SEC announced an enforcement action against a former Wells Fargo Advisors compliance officer for altering documents without authorization during an investigation…
  • Oct 22

    Former TD Executive Indicted in Connection with Florida Ponzi Scheme

    Former TD Executive Indicted in Connection with Florida Ponzi Scheme
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: Frank Spinosa, a former regional vice president of TD Bank, has been charged for his involvement in jailed attorney Scott Rothstein’s $1.4 billion…
  • Oct 8

    SEC Warns Investors of The Risks of Private Placement

    SEC Warns Investors of The Risks of Private Placement
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: In a recent Investor Bulletin as well as an Investor Alert, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued warnings to investors as to the risks…
Rank this Week: 138

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Oct 24

    Creditors may not seize foreign bank accounts through U.S. branche

    Creditors may not seize foreign bank accounts through U.S. branche
    The New York Court of Appeals affirmed the state's "separate entity rule," a century-old law that prevents the seizure of foreign accounts through service of a restraining notice on a U.S. bank branch. Motorola Credit Corp. v. Uzan,[1] a…
  • Aug 27

    NYC regulation of process servers upheld despite constitutional challenge

    NYC regulation of process servers upheld despite constitutional challenge
    Process servers will remain obligated to comply with Administrative City Code § 20, a New York City law that governs the licensing and behavioral conduct of process servers. This decision[1] appears in today's New York Law Journal and…
  • Aug 27

    NYC regulation of process servers upheld against constitutional challenge

    NYC regulation of process servers upheld against constitutional challenge
    Process servers will remain obligated to comply with Administrative City Code § 20, a New York City law that governs the licensing and behavioral conduct of process servers. This decision[1] appears in today's New York Law Journal and…
Rank this Week: 131