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EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Sep 30

    The Last Frontier: Alaska Murder Seeks Admission of Results of Two Polygraph Exam

    The Last Frontier: Alaska Murder Seeks Admission of Results of Two Polygraph Exam
    According to an article in the New Miner (Alaska), The attorney for a woman accused of killing her 18-month-old son in November hopes the court will admit evidence from a polygraph test the defense believes will help absolve her of...
  • Sep 29

    Telling Lies in America: New Jersey Class Action Challenges Use of Polygraph Exams For Sex Offenders on Parole

    Telling Lies in America: New Jersey Class Action Challenges Use of Polygraph Exams For Sex Offenders on Parole
    I've written before about what could be seen as an inconsistency in the American criminal justice system: Polygraph evidence is inadmissible to prove a defendant's innocence (or guilt) at trial, and yet such evidence is routinely admitted for…
  • Sep 29

    Twitter Evidence in White House Shooting

    Twitter Evidence in White House Shooting
    This weekend's Washington Post had an eye opening story on a previously unreported shooting back in a 2011. Among the revelations was that someone posted a tweet about the shooting at the time. From the story: A woman in a...
Rank this Week: 399

Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Sep 30

    How RAM Scrapers Work: The Sneaky Tools Behind the Latest Credit Card Hack

    How RAM Scrapers Work: The Sneaky Tools Behind the Latest Credit Card Hack
    In the world of hacking, every malicious tool has its heyday---that period when it rules the underground forums and media headlines and is the challenger keeping computer security pros on their toes. Viruses and worms have each had their day…
  • Sep 25

    Hackers Are Already Using the Shellshock Bug to Launch Botnet Attack

    Hackers Are Already Using the Shellshock Bug to Launch Botnet Attack
    With a bug as dangerous as the "shellshock" security vulnerability discovered yesterday, it takes less than 24 hours to go from proof-of-concept to pandemic. The post Hackers Are Already Using the Shellshock Bug to Launch Botnet Attacks…
  • Sep 25

    Why the Heyday of Credit Card Fraud Is Almost Over

    Why the Heyday of Credit Card Fraud Is Almost Over
    In 1960, an IBM engineer named Forrest Parry was developing a new type of ID card for the CIA when he had an epiphany: Why not make each card a tiny data storage device in and of itself? He cut a short length of half-inch wide magnetic tape…
Rank this Week: 25

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Sep 30

    McKercher, BLG lawyer recognized for pro bono work

    McKercher, BLG lawyer recognized for pro bono work
    A Saskatchewan law firm, a Calgary lawyer, and an Ontario program have received awards for their commitment to providing pro bono services to low-income individuals needing legal help.The 2014 Canadian National Pro Bono Awards were…
  • Sep 30

    News Roundup - September 30, 2014

    News Roundup - September 30, 2014
    CanadaLaw enforcement urged to avoid using terrorist terminology and linking it to Muslim community, The ProvinceFocus placed on Luka Magnotta's state of mind at murder trial, Montreal GazetteCrown case weakens as man accused of shooting…
  • Sep 29

    Is TWU referendum democracy or shirking of responsibility?

    Is TWU referendum democracy or shirking of responsibility?
    Is a referendum on Trinity Western University’s law school an exercise in democracy or a failure of leadership by the benchers of the Law Society of British Columbia? Either way, B.C. lawyers will have a chance to weigh in on the…
Rank this Week: 136

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm…

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm Blog

Covers employment discrimination and harassment laws. By Resnick Law Group, P.C.

http://www.thenjemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
Rank this Week: 580

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Covers developments in privacy law. By David T.S. Fraser.

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Sep 30

    Telus issues its first "Transparency Report" on government data demand

    Telus issues its first "Transparency Report" on government data demand
    Full points to Telus for joining Rogers as the first Canadian telcos to issue a transparency report. The Report for 2013 [PDF] summarizes the disclosures of customer information made by Telus in broad categories:Court Orders/ Subpoenas**Court…
  • Sep 18

    Google's latest transparency report: Law enforcement requests up 150% over five year

    Google's latest transparency report: Law enforcement requests up 150% over five year
    Google has released its most recent iteration of its transparency report. In a posting on the Google Public Policy Blog, Richard Salgado, Legal Director, Law Enforcement and Information Security, writes that Google has seen a 15% increase in…
  • Sep 14

    Newfoundland health authority employee fined for rummaging through record

    Newfoundland health authority employee fined for rummaging through record
    Last Thursday, a judge of the Newfoundland Provincial Court fined a former employee of Western Health $5000 for rummaging through approximately 1000 records. The accused was found to have reviewed names and billing addresses, but not more…
Rank this Week: 844

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 153

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
Rank this Week: 467

Microjuris al Día

Microjuris al Día

Covers news, events and resources for the legal community in Puerto Rico.

http://aldia.microjuris.com/
  • Sep 30

    Continúa defensa de afectados por Casas Mi Estilo en Tribunal de Quiebra

    Continúa defensa de afectados por Casas Mi Estilo en Tribunal de Quiebra
    El Secretario del Departamento de Asuntos del Consumidor (DACO), Nery E. Adames Soto, se expresó hoy sobre el caso que lleva la agencia contra Casas Mi Estilo, también conocida como Empresas Cancañón y Local…
  • Sep 30

    La falsificación y otras infracciones de propiedad intelectual en el Derecho de Moda

    La falsificación y otras infracciones de propiedad intelectual en el Derecho de Moda
    La Federal Bar Association, capítulo de la Escuela de Derecho de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, invita a la charla «Counterfeiting & Other IP Infringements in Fashion Law» con la Lcda. Dora M. Peñagaricano del…
  • Sep 30

    Exhibición de afiches «In Memoriam» en la Inter Derecho

    Exhibición de afiches «In Memoriam» en la Inter Derecho
    El Movimiento Pro Justicia Social, organización de estudiantes de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, estará presentando por segunda vez, la exhibición de afiches In Memoriam, basado en…
Rank this Week: 495

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Sep 30

    National Library of Medicine Joins The Commons on Flickr

    National Library of Medicine Joins The Commons on Flickr
    “The Commons on Flickr was launched in 2008 as a pilot project in partnership with the Library of Congress in order to increase access to publicly-held photography collections and to invite the general public to provide information…
  • Sep 30

    John Green’s ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ banned in Riverside

    John Green’s ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ banned in Riverside
    “One of the most popular young adult novels of recent times has been banned in Riverside. The Riverside Unified School District has forbidden John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars” in its middle school libraries. The…
  • Sep 30

    Where books (and more) go to wait

    Where books (and more) go to wait
    “I still walk in here and say, ‘Wow,’ ” said Steve Bertino. Bertino is part of the team that runs the Harvard Depository, a high-density, high-security, off-campus facility that houses a staggering amount of materials…
Rank this Week: 865

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    Wang: International Investment Law: A Chinese Perspective

    Wang: International Investment Law: A Chinese Perspective
    Guiguo Wang (City Univ. of Hong Kong - Law) has published International Investment Law: A Chinese Perspective (Routledge 2014). Here's the abstract: Increasing and intensified cross-border economic exchange such as trade and investment is an…
  • Sep 30

    New Issue: Revue de Droit International et de Droit Comparé

    New Issue: Revue de Droit International et de Droit Comparé
    The latest issue of the Revue de Droit International et de Droit Comparé (Vol. 91, no. 3, 2014) is out. Contents include:V. Zeno-zencovich & M.C. Paglietti, Le droit processuel des consommateurs M. Bali, Les droits fondamentaux…
  • Sep 30

    Free Online Course on the Paris Peace Conference and the League of Nation

    Free Online Course on the Paris Peace Conference and the League of Nation
    On October 13, 2014, the University of Glasgow will launch a "massive open online course" (MOOC) entitled "Paris 1919 – A New World Order?" The course – produced by Christian J. Tams in collaboration with the BBC and FutureLearn…
Rank this Week: 35

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Sep 30

    EEOC Sues Pizza Giant for Disability Discrimination

    EEOC Sues Pizza Giant for Disability Discrimination
    image from eeoc.gov In what looks to be a fascinating case, the EEOC recently sued Papa John’s under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The agency alleges that the company failed to permit an employee with Down Syndrome a reasonable…
  • Sep 29

    Econometric Evidence in Employment Discrimination Case

    Econometric Evidence in Employment Discrimination Case
    In employment-discrimination cases, plaintiffs sometimes present regression analysis to support their claims, particularly for disparate impact claims. In a new paper, Joni Hersch and V. Blair Druhan, “The Use and Misuse of Econometric…
  • Sep 29

    The NLRB Ducks Electronic Communications Issue--For Now

    The NLRB Ducks Electronic Communications Issue--For Now
    The NLRB recently issued its decision in Purple Communications. This was the case that the Board had indicated it was using to reexamine its Register-Guard precedent that gave employers virtually unfettered ability to bar employee use of…
Rank this Week: 100

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 181

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Sep 30

    Jeffrey Rosen explains the Supreme Court’s ruling on early voting in Ohio

    Jeffrey Rosen explains the Supreme Court’s ruling on early voting in Ohio
    Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court delayed the start of early voting in Ohio. What does it mean for the 2014 elections and early voting in other states? Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, breaks down the…
  • Sep 30

    Constitution Check: Is there a right to vote before election day?

    Constitution Check: Is there a right to vote before election day?
    Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center's adviser on constitutional literacy, looks at the Supreme Court's decision to postpone some early voting in Ohio, and what the court could consider on the issue in the near future.
  • Sep 30

    The enigmatic William Henry Harrison: Our first modern political candidate?

    The enigmatic William Henry Harrison: Our first modern political candidate?
    As part of Constitution Daily’s Forgotten Presidents week, we look at William Henry Harrison – the first modern political candidate who is best known for his sudden death in the White House.
Rank this Week: 647

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, asset protection, charitable giving, and business law. By Kyle E. Krull.

http://blog.kylekrull.com/kansas-missouri-estate-planning/
  • Sep 30

    Who Needs an Estate Plan?

    Who Needs an Estate Plan?
    The title begs a pretty simple question, oui? According to commonly cited statistics, some 70% of adults do not have even a simple last will and testament. Many of them likely (and mistakenly) believe that they have no "estate" for…
  • Sep 29

    Avoiding Family Fights Over Aging Parent Issue

    Avoiding Family Fights Over Aging Parent Issue
    Recent estimates predict that Americans age 65 and older will make up nearly 20 percent of the population by 2030. With nearly one in five Americans eventually needing help with their daily activities, let alone developing health issues like…
  • Sep 26

    Have You Thought About 529 Plans ... as Part of Your Estate Plan?

    Have You Thought About 529 Plans ... as Part of Your Estate Plan?
    Assuming you and your financial advisor have determined that you will not outlive your assets, have you considered investing in the higher education of your grandchildren? If yes, what do you know about 529 Plans?
Rank this Week: 688

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Sep 30

    NYS Dep't. of Labor applies right to control test to determine employee statu

    NYS Dep't. of Labor applies right to control test to determine employee statu
    Dunno v. Commissioner of Labor, ___A.D.3d___(3d Dep't. Sept. 25, 2014), is an interesting case. The court held that a security guard was an employee and not an independent contractor. The court applied the common law right to control test,…
  • Sep 29

    20 Best Job

    20 Best Job
    Glassdoor, the a jobs and career community, has identified 20 of the highest rated jobs for work-life balance. This list was compiled based entirely on employee feedback shared on Glassdoor over the past year. The full lis is available…
  • Sep 26

    What Do Education Lawyers Do?

    What Do Education Lawyers Do?
    The National School Board's Association has a web page dedicated to careers in Education Law which readers may find of interest, here. They describe what school board lawyers do in part, as follows: Advisers Guiding School Boards on Legal…
Rank this Week: 240

Mortgage Crisis Watch

Mortgage Crisis Watch

Covers business and legal issues affecting loan repurchases, mortgage-backed securities and mortgage insurance. By Bilzin Sumberg.

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

    Webinar Addresses the CFPB’s Jurisdiction & Authority

    Webinar Addresses the CFPB’s Jurisdiction & Authority
    What are the boundaries of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s authority? How might those boundaries continue to expand in the future? Are there ways that the CFPB can take action against a company even if it does not have true…
  • Sep 15

    Banks May Be Required to Increase Reserve

    Banks May Be Required to Increase Reserve
    The Federal Reserve is expected to require the biggest U.S. banks to increase reserves in an effort to prevent the possibility of another financial crisis. Federal Reserve Governor Daniel K. Tarullo is scheduled to testify before the U.S.…
  • Sep 8

    J.P. Morgan’s $4.6 Billion in Legal Reserve

    J.P. Morgan’s $4.6 Billion in Legal Reserve
    In a regulatory filing filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and released on Monday, August 4, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. announced that it has $4.6 billion in legal reserves. Believe it or not, this massive number is…
Rank this Week: 330

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 800

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/
  • Sep 30

    Justice Curtis and Slavery

    Justice Curtis and Slavery
    (Cross posted from The Faculty Lounge) In a recent interview with Jeffrey Rosen of The New Republic, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was asked “when you think about your constitutional legacy, who’s your model?” In response, she…
  • Sep 30

    Bibliography on legal education reform

    Bibliography on legal education reform
    Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center has posted a nice bibliography about legal education reform, with embedded links. It collects lots of useful stuff if you're into that topic. (h/t: Faculty Lounge) Download Touro - Bibliography…
  • Sep 30

    "Karmeier pens 16-page order explaining why he won’t recuse in Price v. Philip Morris"

    "Karmeier pens 16-page order explaining why he won’t recuse in Price v. Philip Morris"
    Story at the Madison Record. (h/t: How Appealing) Excerpts: Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier took a rare step last week when he rejected a request to recuse himself from the court’s review of the long running legal battle…
Rank this Week: 199

Product Liability Lawyer Blog

Product Liability Lawyer Blog

Covers products liability and medical malpractice. By Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, LLC.

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

    Endangered Salamander May End Need for Hip Replacement Surgerie

    Endangered Salamander May End Need for Hip Replacement Surgerie
    According a recent news article from the Telegraph, researchers in England believe one day, hip replacement operations may no longer be necessary, as a result of studies involving an endangered Mexican salamander called an axoloti. The…
  • Sep 28

    Non-Profit Support Group Helps Transvaginal Mesh Implant Victim

    Non-Profit Support Group Helps Transvaginal Mesh Implant Victim
    Our Boston transvaginal mesh attorneys understand for women who are victims of defective Transvaginal Mesh (TVM) products, the impact can be devastating and hard for others to comprehend. According to a news article from The Claiborne…
  • Sep 25

    Federal Jury in West Virginia Awards Plaintiff $3.27 Million in TVM Lawsuit

    Federal Jury in West Virginia Awards Plaintiff $3.27 Million in TVM Lawsuit
    According to a recent article from the West Virginia Record, a federal jury has just awarded a plaintiff $3.27 million in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) case involving transvaginal mesh (TVM) products manufactured by Johnson &…
Rank this Week: 648

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

Features research tips, pop culture, and legal news. By the Georgia State University Law Library.

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Sep 30

    Domestic Violence Policies in Professional Sport

    Domestic Violence Policies in Professional Sport
    By Darius Woods For years, two of the countries largest professional sporting organizations, the National Football League (NFL) and Major League Baseball (MLB), have taken an individual case-by-case based approach to handling domestic…
  • Sep 26

    Meet Austin Martin William

    Meet Austin Martin William
    This is the fourth installment of our Meet a Librarian series. In the first three installments you met Deborah Schander, Pam Brannon, and Terrance Manion. In honor of my birthday today, I thought I would interview myself for the series.…
  • Sep 18

    Job Hunting?

    Job Hunting?
    by Meghan Starr If you are thinking about life after law school or preparing for a summer job, check out the Law Library’s new display on interviewing (just past the reference desk).   The Librarians have pulled together some…
Rank this Week: 932

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Sep 30

    Tomorrow could mean life or death for Moses Akatugba

    Tomorrow could mean life or death for Moses Akatugba
    Moses Akatugba was 16 years old when he was arrested by the Nigerian police in 2005. In the years that followed, he was beaten by the police, shot in the hand, and hung for hours at the police station. After 8 … Please continue…
  • Sep 25

    What happens when abortion is banned?

    What happens when abortion is banned?
    Sunday, September 28, Amnesty International is taking part in the International Day to Decriminalize Abortion. The importance of access to safe, legal abortion is clearly demonstrated in Amnesty’s new report, On the Brink of Death:…
  • Sep 25

    Looking Back on an Extraordinary Year

    Looking Back on an Extraordinary Year
    It’s been over a month since Michael Brown’s death reignited a desperately needed national conversation about the importance of defending human rights at home just as strongly as we do abroad. I joined the Amnesty International…
Rank this Week: 45

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers battery, drug crimes, firearm offenses and DWI. By Kathleen M. McCarthy.

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

    Massachusetts Gun Violations Attorney

    Massachusetts Gun Violations Attorney
    Many people who are charged with gun possession crimes are not career criminals. Instead, they were in the wrong place at the wrong time or lacked understanding in complicated state firearm legislation. Consequences for weapons violations can…
  • Sep 29

    Domestic Assault & Battery Criminal Charges: Innocent Until Proven Guilty

    Domestic Assault & Battery Criminal Charges: Innocent Until Proven Guilty
    Should criminal accusations regarding domestic assault and battery subject someone to losing their job? No! Mere accusations of criminal activity does not constitute guilt. So what is behind the public outcry demanding the automatic…
  • Sep 26

    Illegal Search & Seizures: Boston Criminal Defense Attorney

    Illegal Search & Seizures: Boston Criminal Defense Attorney
    The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States limits the power of the police to make arrests and conduct searches on individuals and their property. To honor the privacy of the individual, searches and seizures are considered…
Rank this Week: 149

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 151

AZ Attorney

AZ Attorney

Covers law practice in the desert Southwest. By Tim Eigo, the editor of Arizona Attorney magazine, which is the monthly publication of the State Bar of Arizona.

http://azatty.wordpress.com
  • Sep 30

    So you say you voted. But did you finish the ballot?

    So you say you voted. But did you finish the ballot?
    Today, I share some information from the State Bar of Arizona. They have devised a smart and witty way to remind you about ALL the races that can be found on our ballots, and the vital importance of completing that ballot all the way to the…
  • Sep 29

    Lawyer-leader Richard Segal recalled at Phoenix Community Alliance

    Lawyer-leader Richard Segal recalled at Phoenix Community Alliance
    Recalling attorneys who have done great things for the community is always a pleasure, and that is what took me to an event back on September 10. In the old Phoenix courthouse, fellow leaders from the Phoenix Community Alliance gathered to…
  • Sep 26

    Publicity summit #pubsum14 of @spjphx pairs great ideas with the journos who want them

    Publicity summit #pubsum14 of @spjphx pairs great ideas with the journos who want them
    This next item is a little market-y. Let me state that up front. But if any of you have marketing and communications professionals in your firm or office (or if you do that work yourself), consider stopping by ASU SkySong tomorrow…
Rank this Week: 684

Patient Safety Blog

Patient Safety Blog

Covers healthcare, disclosure, medical error, product safety, standard of care, surgery, and travel risks. By Patrick Malone.

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

    Alzheimer Drug Maker Sued for Antitrust

    Alzheimer Drug Maker Sued for Antitrust
    Here we go again. Another drug manufacturer has been sued for trying to stifle competition from generic drug makers. We’ve written about how Abbott Laboratories, Eisai and Pfizer used smarmy, anticompetitive practices to protect the…
  • Sep 28

    Doctors Aren’t Afraid of Being Sued but Still Want to Limit Your Malpractice Right

    Doctors Aren’t Afraid of Being Sued but Still Want to Limit Your Malpractice Right
    You would think with yet another objective, substantive study showing that defensive medicine — doctors overtreating patients for fear of being sued for malpractice — represents only a tiny fraction of health-care spending that…
  • Sep 25

    Medicare Reverses Decision to Withhold Some Hospital Information … Sort of

    Medicare Reverses Decision to Withhold Some Hospital Information … Sort of
    Last month we wrote about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) quietly deciding to withhold some information about hospitals that make medical errors, but the feds apparently saw the error in that, and corrected their poor…
Rank this Week: 949

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Sep 30

    Review of Abacus Private Cloud Plus 82 More Must-Read

    Review of Abacus Private Cloud Plus 82 More Must-Read
    Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 83 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the...
  • Sep 26

    Reviews of Slack, ActiveWords; A Dual Cell Phone Lawyer; WordPerfect DOS Ethical Issue

    Reviews of Slack, ActiveWords; A Dual Cell Phone Lawyer; WordPerfect DOS Ethical Issue
    Today's issue of Fat Friday contains these articles: Neil Squillante, Review: Slack Andrew Shear, Why I Use a Feature Phone and an iPhone Mark Olberding, WordPerfect DOS, Windows XP, and Legal Ethics Robin Meadow, Review: ActiveWords 2.1…
  • Sep 25

    iPad v. Surface Pro for Lawyers; Reviews of Barron Henley, Metadata Assistant; Automated Document Naming

    iPad v. Surface Pro for Lawyers; Reviews of Barron Henley, Metadata Assistant; Automated Document Naming
    Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles: David Moon, iPad v. Surface Pro for the Mobile Lawyer Thomas F. McDow, Review: Legal Technology Consultant Barron K. Henley Amelia Porges, Review: Metadata Assistant 4.1 Philippe Doyle…
Rank this Week: 392

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Sep 30

    Governor Brown vetoes bills that would have created California NMTCs and California Historic Preservation Tax Credit

    Governor Brown vetoes bills that would have created California NMTCs and California Historic Preservation Tax Credit
    Yesterday, California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed two pieces of legislation, one that would have provided California New Markets Tax Credits for development in low income areas and another that would have provided California historic…
  • Sep 28

    Freakanomics takes on regulating the sharing economy

    Freakanomics takes on regulating the sharing economy
    Earlier this month, the Freakanomics radio show did an hour-long program on local governments' efforts to regulate the sharing economy. It is a really fascinating show. Worth a listen: Stephen R. Miller
  • Sep 26

    Are BIDs Good for Business?

    Are BIDs Good for Business?
    There's a fascinating new study out by Stacey Sutton (Columbia - GSAPP), Are BIDs Good For Business? The Impact of BIDs on Neighborhood Retailers in New York City, which is in the September edition of the Journal of Planning Education...
Rank this Week: 231

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Dallas Divorce Law Blog

Provides news and updates on Texas family law issues. By O'Neil Attorneys.

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

    Would living in Texas have been better for Mr. Hamm in his Oklahoma divorce?

    Would living in Texas have been better for Mr. Hamm in his Oklahoma divorce?
    The Harold Hamm divorce in Oklahoma is getting a lot of media attention right now. The divorce trial has started and the wife is making allegations that the husband’s company is rewriting history to downplay his role in the…
  • Sep 23

    No such thing as common law divorce in Texa

    No such thing as common law divorce in Texa
    Once a party establishes the elements of a common law marriage, spouses are married until they are legally divorced under Texas law.… Continue Reading
  • Sep 22

    Michelle O’Neil named to list of Top 50 Women Lawyers in Texa

    Michelle O’Neil named to list of Top 50 Women Lawyers in Texa
    Michelle May O’Neill, Shareholder at Godwin Lewis, P.C., has been chosen for inclusion in the Texas Super Lawyers® listing for the fourth consecutive year. In addition to her selection for the 2014 list, Attorney O’Neil was…
Rank this Week: 597

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers the civil justice system, New York Courts, injury law cases and news. By Eric Turkewitz.

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

    Loving Your Office

    Loving Your Office
    Lawyers have to make decisions on their offices: Make it nice? Or make it inexpensive? Rarely do the two concepts coincide. We spend a lot of time in their offices.  Other than our homes, this is it. This came to mind when I saw an…
  • Sep 10

    Apple, Privacy and Law

    Apple, Privacy and Law
    Yesterday Apple had its massive product presentation and one of the products it announced was a new pay system for credit cards, Apple Pay. Load the cards into an iPhone, and then just wave them in front of a techno-gadget at the check-out…
  • Sep 5

    Joan Rivers Death and ‘Risk of the Procedure’

    Joan Rivers Death and ‘Risk of the Procedure’
    The phrase grates on me big time, that a poor medical outcome was a “risk of the procedure.” And so it is now that we see in a couple places with the death of Joan Rivers after she stopped breathing during an out-patient…
Rank this Week: 655

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
Rank this Week: 887

Be BARBRI Ready

Be BARBRI Ready

Covers bar exams. By BARBRI.

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

    #The2Llife: Transferring Schools Truth

    #The2Llife: Transferring Schools Truth
    GUEST BLOG By Harrison Thorne, 2L at UCLA School of Law TRANSFER UPDATE Now that school has been in session for a bit over a month, I felt now would be a good time to talk about my experiences so far as a transfer student. […]
  • Sep 29

    #The1Llife: Legal Writing Meltdown

    #The1Llife: Legal Writing Meltdown
    GUEST BLOG By Lauren Rose, 1L at the University of Detroit Mercy Well, it finally happened. I have officially been shot down by a professor. No, not literally, but definitely figuratively. My first critique of a memo by my professor was…
  • Sep 23

    #The2Llife: Meditation and Quiet Time

    #The2Llife: Meditation and Quiet Time
    GUEST BLOG By Harrison Thorne, 2L at UCLA School of Law Since starting law school over a year ago, I’ve noticed something. My brain is always moving 1,000 miles/minute. I seem to be a living, breathing day-planner. I am always thinking…
Rank this Week: 826

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

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

    Flooded Roads, Heavy Rains, and Being Prepared Even in California’s Drought

    Flooded Roads, Heavy Rains, and Being Prepared Even in California’s Drought
    It may seem somewhat strange to be talking about flooded roads in a state that has faced years of serious drought conditions. Still, Mother Nature always seems to have a few tricks up her sleeve and our region saw some soaking rains in…
  • Sep 29

    Workers’ Compensation Fraud: Unexpected Culprits, Costs, and Links to Health Care Fraud

    Workers’ Compensation Fraud: Unexpected Culprits, Costs, and Links to Health Care Fraud
    Picture a case of workers’ compensation fraud. Chances are if you are like most Americans, the image in your head is a worker who claims to be injured and unable to work, but then goes trail running, competes in weight lifting…
  • Sep 26

    Kentucky Case Example of When Medicare Fraud May Have Cost a Patient’s Life

    Kentucky Case Example of When Medicare Fraud May Have Cost a Patient’s Life
    As San Francisco qui tam lawsuit attorney Gregory J. Brod has pointed out in our blog posts, the problem of Medicare fraud is as pervasive as it is costly to taxpayers and honest enrollees in the Medicare system. Unfortunately, the financial…
Rank this Week: 903

Fort Worth Injury Attorney Blog

Fort Worth Injury Attorney Blog

Features accident news, traffic laws, and personal injury verdicts and settlements. By William K. Berenson.

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

    Fort Worth Magazine Again Names Bill Berenson A Top Attorney

    Fort Worth Magazine Again Names Bill Berenson A Top Attorney
    Voted a top Personal Injury Plaintiffs Lawyer by His Peers Fort Worth, Texas Magazine has again designated Bill Berenson as a Tarrant County 2014 Top Attorney in the P.I. Plaintiff category. The magazine lists attorneys who receive the most…
  • Sep 26

    Why Texas Has Mandatory Seat Belt Law

    Why Texas Has Mandatory Seat Belt Law
    If you are in the front seat, your chances of surviving an automobile accident improve by 50 percent if you are wearing your seat belt. In fact, in combination with airbags, buckling your seat belt, is the most effective means of reducing…
  • Sep 25

    Multiple Fatality Collisions Spike In Texas -- Fracking to Blame

    Multiple Fatality Collisions Spike In Texas -- Fracking to Blame
    A recent article by the Houston Chronicle explains that the number of "triple tragedy" accidents--crashes that claim three or more lives--has gone up steadily over the past few years. An increased number of gargantuan trucks and…
Rank this Week: 833

Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

http://brownandlittlelaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 30

    How It Really Work

    How It Really Work
    Rule 9.1 of the Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure seems pretty simple. It covers a defendant’s waiver of the right to be present in court and provides as follows: [A] defendant may waive the right to be present at any proceeding by…
  • Sep 23

    You’re Screwed Just The Same

    You’re Screwed Just The Same
    Accomplice liability must be a tough thing to grasp, as I often hear defendants argue about how they shouldn’t be sent to prison for various things because it wasn’t totally their fault. They didn’t kidnap the victims, they…
  • Aug 30

    Have Desperate And Ethically Questionable But Possibly Jewish Lawyers Fight For Your Case Now!

    Have Desperate And Ethically Questionable But Possibly Jewish Lawyers Fight For Your Case Now!
    I often brag to my tech-savvy friends, “I have a Twitter.” I’m actually not kidding. It’s the place to find out what I have for dinner once or twice a year or to click through to my new blog posts if you don’t…
Rank this Week: 945

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/
  • Sep 30

    Do sweltering Texas prisons violate international human rights standards?

    Do sweltering Texas prisons violate international human rights standards?
    This morning I received a press a press release from UT Law School's Human Rights Clinic related to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights'  announcement that it "will hold a hearing in Washington, D.C. on October 27,…
  • Sep 30

    'Brady's Blind Spot: Impeachment evidence in police personnel files'

    'Brady's Blind Spot: Impeachment evidence in police personnel files'
    Here's an academic article by Stanford law prof Jonathan Abel titled, "Brady's Blind Spot: Impeachment evidence in police personnel files and the battle splitting the prosecution team." It reminds me of debates surrounding the newly…
  • Sep 26

    Secure Communities program not making communities safer

    Secure Communities program not making communities safer
    One of the first comprehensive statistical analyses of the federal Secure Communities program - which engages local jailers as immigration agents to deport immigrants accused of crimes - found that the program "led to no meaningful reductions…
Rank this Week: 60

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

Covers legislation, noteworthy cases and trends in enforcement. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 927

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

Provides national and international environmental law news. By Waste Information & Management Services, Inc. (WIMS).

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

    More Action Is Needed to Protect Water Resources From Unmonitored Hazardous Chemical

    More Action Is Needed to Protect Water Resources From Unmonitored Hazardous Chemical
    OIG: More Action Is Needed to Protect Water Resources From Unmonitored Hazardous Chemicals – EPA's Office of Inspector General says "Management controls put in place by the EPA to regulate and control hazardous chemical…
  • Sep 29

    U.S. EPA Approves Carbon Sequestration Permit in Decatur, Illinoi

    U.S. EPA Approves Carbon Sequestration Permit in Decatur, Illinoi
    U.S. EPA Approves Carbon Sequestration Permit in Decatur, Illinois - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a permit allowing the Archer Daniels Midland Company to inject carbon dioxide deep underground in Decatur, …
  • Sep 26

    New York summit: what it means for climate treaty prospect

    New York summit: what it means for climate treaty prospect
    New York summit: what it means for climate treaty prospects - ANALYSIS: The world's superpowers have woken from their climate coma, but there is still much work to do towards a global deal. . . International Institute for…
Rank this Week: 756

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 918

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

Covers North Carolina criminal law and procedure. From the UNC School of Government.

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • Sep 30

    A Young Man with a Long History of Driving While Impaired

    A Young Man with a Long History of Driving While Impaired
    Rabah Samara, the young man who took the wheel of the Cadillac that crashed into and killed sports reporter Stephen Gates as he was changing a tire on I-40 in 2003 and drove away from the scene, was back in Wake County criminal court…
  • Sep 29

    New Look and Feel for the Blog

    New Look and Feel for the Blog
    This blog is more than five years old, has had over 3 million visitors, and is still growing. Until today, it has never had a redesign. Starting now, you’ll notice a new look and feel. It’s not a radical departure from the…
  • Sep 26

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    Nationally, the news of the moment is that Attorney General Eric Holder will resign as soon as a successor is confirmed. California Attorney General Kamala Harris and Manhattan United States Attorney Preet Bharara are among those reputed to…
Rank this Week: 531

Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

Resource for in-house counsel, business executives, human resource managers and others who monitor litigation and legal issues affecting Oregon businesses. By Ater Wynne.

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • Sep 30

    California will require supervisor training to prevent workplace bullying

    California will require supervisor training to prevent workplace bullying
    California recently became the second state to pass a law acknowledging the problem of workplace bullying. The first state to do so was Tennessee. Effective January 1, 2015, California’s existing law mandating sexual harassment training…
  • Jun 6

    Oregon Supreme Court recognizes law firm "in house" privilege

    Oregon Supreme Court recognizes law firm "in house" privilege
    The Oregon Supreme Court held last week that the attorney-client privilege applies to communications between a law firm's lawyers and the firm's in-house counsel. In Crimson Trace Corp. v. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, plaintiff sued its lawyers…
  • May 27

    Angencies continue to attack restrictions on employee speech: Part 3 -- Lessons for employer

    Angencies continue to attack restrictions on employee speech: Part 3 -- Lessons for employer
    As discussed in our earlier posts (Part 1 and Part 2), the EEOC and NLRB have in recent years targeted employers who impose restrictions on employee speech and conduct that could chill employees' exercise of their rights under the NLRA...
Rank this Week: 823

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Sep 30

    FCC Votes "Blackout Rule" Out

    FCC Votes "Blackout Rule" Out
    From the Hollywood Reporter: The FCC has voted unanimously to end the "blackout" rule that has allowed the NFL to prohibit broadcasts of pro football games locally if seats remain unsold on the day of the game. The NFL had...
  • Sep 29

    Notice, Assent, Form, and Tweeting

    Notice, Assent, Form, and Tweeting
    Juliet M. Moringiello, Widener University School of Law, is publishing Notice, Assent, and Form in a 140 Character World in the Southwestern Law Review. Here is the abstract. This essay is a contribution to a symposium on Professor Nancy…
  • Sep 29

    The FCC Chair and Net Neutrality

    The FCC Chair and Net Neutrality
    From the New York Times, a piece on FCC Chair Tom Wheeler and both sides of the net neutrality debate.
Rank this Week: 14

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Sep 30

    Probation Extended

    Probation Extended
    The Indiana Supreme Court has denied the motion of its Disciplinary Commission to revoke probation of an attorney. The attorney was suspended for six months and was granted reinstatement on conditions. He fauiled to follow the term, which…
  • Sep 29

    Former KBI Official Disbarred

    Former KBI Official Disbarred
    The Kansas Supreme Court recently disbarred an attorney convicted of sexual expliotation of a child. Tokepa Capital-Journal has the details here Kyle G. Smith, a former administrator with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, was charged…
  • Sep 29

    Eleven Minute

    Eleven Minute
    An attorney retained in a domestic relations matter violated ethics rules by filing a motion to withdraw from representation eleven minutes before a scheduled hearing regarding change of custody. An Arkansas Committe on Professional Conduct…
Rank this Week: 198

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Co-Defendant Sent to Prison for Extensive Mortgage Fraud Scheme

    Co-Defendant Sent to Prison for Extensive Mortgage Fraud Scheme
    Julie Dianne Farmer, 46, Bakersfield, California, was sentenced by United States District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill to three years in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, for her involvement in an extensive…
  • Sep 30

    4 Sentenced for Ripping Off Homeowners in Foreclosure Rescue Scheme

    4 Sentenced for Ripping Off Homeowners in Foreclosure Rescue Scheme
     Jesse Wheeler, 37, Roseville, California, Jewel Hinkles, aka Cydney Sanchez, 64, Los Angeles, California, Cynthia Corn, 61, Oakland, California, and Brent Medearis, 48, Modesto, California, were sentenced on September 29, 2014, by U.S.…
  • Sep 29

    Judge Sentences Woman for Orchestrating Sophisticated Straw Buyer Scam

    Judge Sentences Woman for Orchestrating Sophisticated Straw Buyer Scam
    Kathryn Sylvester, San Diego, California, was sentenced to 41 months in custody for operating a large-scale mortgage fraud scheme that caused over $6 million in losses on various properties in San Diego and Orange Counties, California.…
Rank this Week: 2

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

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

    New Mexico Proposes Crowdfunding Exemption

    New Mexico Proposes Crowdfunding Exemption
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Jay Fishman, J.D.The New Mexico Regulatory and Licensing Department, Securities Division, proposed crowdfunding exemption rules to bring local issuers and state residents…
  • Sep 28

    Barnier Says Fight for Regulatory Convergence Must Continue with New E.U. Commission

    Barnier Says Fight for Regulatory Convergence Must Continue with New E.U. Commission
    As his tenure as E.U. Financial Services Commissioner winds down, Commissioner Michel Barnier called on his prospective successor, Lord Hill, to continue the effort to have mandated cross-border financial regulatory convergence included in…
  • Sep 26

    Industry Working Group Calls for SEC to Reform Proxy Voting System

    Industry Working Group Calls for SEC to Reform Proxy Voting System
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By John Filar Atwood A working group led by the Securities Transfer Association (STA) has taken a number of steps to improve the proxy voting process, but said that the…
Rank this Week: 427

bevlog

bevlog

Distilling a million label approvals down to the ones that affect you. Tracks legal trends in beer, wine and spirits product approvals. By Lehrman Beverage Law.

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Sep 30

    Your New Friend, ARTAL, Part 2

    Your New Friend, ARTAL, Part 2
    Wow! TTB’s list of Allowable Revisions to Approved Labels (ARTAL) is getting powerful. It is getting long and complicated — but it also provides a lot of good opportunities to avoid or cause a problem. On September 29, 2014 TTB…
  • Sep 20

    The Tito’s Lawsuit: When Approval is Not Approval

    The Tito’s Lawsuit: When Approval is Not Approval
    Tito’s vodka was doing great for the past 15 years, then hit a gigantic speedbump this week in the form of a class action lawsuit. Tito’s therefore provides a good example of when an approval is not really an approval. Tito…
  • Sep 13

    TTB Funding

    TTB Funding
    I read about TTB funding a few days ago in Wine & Spirits Daily. It is good but I still don’t understand why they don’t use more links. I had to look elsewhere for the letter, to the Senate, about TTB funding. The letter is…
Rank this Week: 696