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The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Apr 23

    [Paul Cassell] The crime victim’s reaction to today’s Supreme Court decision

    [Paul Cassell] The crime victim’s reaction to today’s Supreme Court decision
    The Supreme Court has just released its decision in the Paroline case earlier this morning.  I’m working on a longer post about the decision, but my co-counsel (James Marsh) and I have just had a chance to communicate with our…
  • Apr 23

    [Ilya Somin] On freedom of speech, social tolerance, and opposition to gay marriage

    [Ilya Somin] On freedom of speech, social tolerance, and opposition to gay marriage
    I agree with most of the points made in this recent statement on the forced resignation of Brendan Eich from Mozilla, put together by co-blogger Dale Carpenter and several other prominent gay rights advocates. Like the signers, I support…
  • Apr 23

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Another 5-4 decision, but not another left-right split

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Another 5-4 decision, but not another left-right split
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court decided Paroline v. United States, concerning the limits of restitution victims of child pornography may seek under 18 U.S.C. section 2259.  Splitting 5-4, the Court held that restitution is proper…
Rank this Week: 5

ACSBlog

ACSBlog

Covers progressive law and policy issues, with a focus on constitutional issues. From the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog
  • Apr 23

    LegalEyes for April 23, 2014

    LegalEyes for April 23, 2014
    by ACS Staff   At The Daily Beast, Geoffrey R. Stone, former ACS Board Chair and current Co-Chair of the Board of Advisors for the ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter as well as Co-Faculty Advisor for the University…
  • Apr 22

    LegalEyes for April 22, 2014

    LegalEyes for April 22, 2014
    by ACS Staff Today, the Supreme Court “upheld a Michigan voter initiative that banned racial preferences in admissions to the state’s public universities.” In a dissenting opinion, Justice Sonia Sotomayor stated that…
  • Apr 21

    Email Privacy Law Stuck in the 80s Must be Updated

    Email Privacy Law Stuck in the 80s Must be Updated
    by Mark M. Jaycox, Legislative Analyst, Electronic Frontier Foundation The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), which governs when service providers may disclose private online messages like Twitter direct messages, was ahead of its…
Rank this Week: 338

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Apr 23

    International jurists & Eleanor Roosevelt

    International jurists & Eleanor Roosevelt
    A feature of recent American Society of International Law meetings has been IntLawGrrls’ group photo – a group that expands with every passing year. The 2014 edition above was made at the close of the WILIG luncheon at which 3…
  • Apr 21

    We Still Live in the Age of Refugees: Expanding the Horizon of International Refugee Law

    We Still Live in the Age of Refugees: Expanding the Horizon of International Refugee Law
    On this day, in 1954, the Convention on the Status of Refugees (the Refugee Convention) signed 28.07.1951, entered into force. Incorporating fundamental norms regarding who is a refugee, and setting out the rights and responsibilities of…
  • Apr 21

    OSCE Mission to Bosnia Launches Resources for War Crimes Reporting

    OSCE Mission to Bosnia Launches Resources for War Crimes Reporting
    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which has recently been thrust in the news in light of recent events in Ukraine, has had a productive spring.  The Organization, founded in 1975 out of a conference in…
Rank this Week: 17

Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Law Blog

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

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 214

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/
  • Apr 23

    Attorney Alleged To Have Stolen From Daughter's Education Expenses Account

    Attorney Alleged To Have Stolen From Daughter's Education Expenses Account
    The North Carolina State Bar has filed charges against an attorney, alleging that he withdrew funds from an account that was to be held as custodian to pay solely for his daughter's education and related expenses. The account was set...
  • Apr 23

    Desire To Adopt Leads To Lengthy Suspension

    Desire To Adopt Leads To Lengthy Suspension
    A Colorado Hearing Panel has ordered a three-year suspension in a rather unusual case involving false statements [The attorney] engaged in misconduct in the course of seeking to adopt her second cousin’s baby. She circumvented proper…
  • Apr 23

    Domestic Violence Draws Probation

    Domestic Violence Draws Probation
    More from Colorado In February 2013, [attorney] Gillum and his girlfriend got into an argument after drinking together, and Gillum’s girlfriend decided to try to find a cab. Gillum drove after her in his car. He pushed her down, grabbed...
Rank this Week: 322

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

Covers consumer bankruptcy laws in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. By Doug Beaton.

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • Apr 23

    Massachusetts redraws the bankruptcy court map

    Massachusetts redraws the bankruptcy court map
    The United States Bankruptcy Court announced that as of May 1, 2014 residents of seven Boston suburbs will henceforth file their cases at the courthouse in Worcester. The affected municipalities are ASHLAND, FRAMINGHAM, HOLLISTON, BELLINGHAM,…
  • Apr 22

    Strict rule on bankruptcy credit counseling

    Strict rule on bankruptcy credit counseling
    A debtor in New Hampshire had his case thrown out of court for not taking a credit counseling course — even though he had completed the course twice! The seemingly baffling result is due to the exacting requirement of bankruptcy code…
  • Apr 21

    Bankruptcy fees set to rise in June

    Bankruptcy fees set to rise in June
    It’s not the best news for people thinking of going bankrupt, but starting on June 1, 2014, the fees required to file a case are going up by $29 across the board. Here are the new amounts: Chapter 7 bankruptcy: $335 (up from $ 306);…
Rank this Week: 447

ADR Times

ADR Times

Covers alternative dispute resolution issues.

http://www.adrtimes.com/
  • Apr 23

    Seeing Is Better than Hearing (or Listening!)

    Seeing Is Better than Hearing (or Listening!)
    Last week, I posted a blog about the difference between "hearing" and "listening" and how the latter is intimately connected to "active listening".  Well, it appears that while hearing and listening helps in everyday life, our senses…
  • Apr 22

    New Name Needed

    New Name Needed
    Lots of ideas have been floating around for awhile describing new ways to practice law in light of the rise of alternative dispute resolution and the vanishing trial. These ideas revolve around finding a more cooperative, negotiated…
  • Apr 21

    Arbitration Clauses Survive Their Contracts 99% Of The Time

    Arbitration Clauses Survive Their Contracts 99% Of The Time
    The Sixth Circuit recently answered a question I get asked regularly: does an arbitration clause survive the termination of the contract containing it?  I usually say yes, and thankfully the Sixth Circuit backed me up.
Rank this Week: 503

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

Covers bankruptcy and tax. By Pew Law Center, PLLC.

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 23

    Simple Finance Facts To Live By

    Simple Finance Facts To Live By
    For most of us we float by each month earning checks and making payments without ever really taking notice of our current financial state or progress towards goals until something big happens. For some that big event is financial hardship…
  • Apr 21

    Common Bankruptcy Challenge

    Common Bankruptcy Challenge
    If you are considering filing for bankruptcy, you may be wondering if the process is difficult and what you can expect. The good news is that the process is outlined in a way to be as simple as possible, but there are some challenges that…
  • Apr 18

    Tips For When You Owe Taxe

    Tips For When You Owe Taxe
    If you completed your tax return earlier this year and found out that you owe taxes, don’t worry. Sure owing the IRS sounds scary, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, there are several things you can do to help cover your tax…
Rank this Week: 710

Law and Magic Blog

Law and Magic Blog

Discusses the intersection of law and magic, religion, pseudoscience, paranormal, and science.

http://lpcprof.typepad.com/law_and_magic_blog/
  • Apr 23

    The Constitution and Law and Zombie

    The Constitution and Law and Zombie
    Oh, too good to pass up. Although it's probably not a good idea to pass up zombies, or pass by zombies, if you see them on a road, or walking toward you, or anywhere in your vicinity. See Dawn of...
  • Apr 10

    War, Warriors, Magic, and Religion

    War, Warriors, Magic, and Religion
    Of interest: a series of articles on war magic and warrior religion in the journal Social Analysis (vol. 58, Spring 2014), in an issue called War Magic and Warrior Religion: Sorcery, Cognition, and Embodiment. Here's the list. Farrer, D.…
  • Apr 1

    Harry Potter and Economic

    Harry Potter and Economic
    Here's a paper on Harry Potter and economics. Not exactly law and magic, but there is a link between economics and law, since governments attempt to regulate the market to a greater or lesser extent. Darwyyn Deyo, George Mason University,...
Rank this Week: 820

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Apr 23

    An Interview with Rob Sukol, Deputy Law Revision Counsel

    An Interview with Rob Sukol, Deputy Law Revision Counsel
    This week’s interview is with Rob Sukol, Deputy Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives.  Rob previously did the guest post titled “The United States Code Online – Downloadable XML Files and…
  • Apr 22

    Was a 9-Month-old Boy Really Charged with Attempted Murder in Pakistan?

    Was a 9-Month-old Boy Really Charged with Attempted Murder in Pakistan?
    The following is a guest post by Shameema Rahman, senior legal research specialist in our Public Services Division. You may have heard about an incredible article with the headline, “9-month-old boy on the run after attempted…
  • Apr 21

    SEAALL 2014

    SEAALL 2014
    From April 3-5, 2014, law librarians from around the Southeast converged on Knoxville, Tennessee for the annual meeting of the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries (SEAALL).  There were a variety of…
Rank this Week: 67

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

Features news and Information for and about organizational ombuds. By Tom Kosakowski.

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Job Posting: WEA Trust

    Job Posting: WEA Trust
    The not-for-profit insurance company that serves Wisconsin school districts is hiring an Ombudsman to be based in Madison. The position "acts as a conduit between conflicting parties; provides confidential, neutral assistance to constituents…
  • Apr 22

    Chadbourne & Parke Ombuds Mentors Columbia Law Student

    Chadbourne & Parke Ombuds Mentors Columbia Law Student
    Columbia Law School has implemented a Partners in Residence program to provide students with one-on-one meetings with experienced attorneys to discuss career strategies, professional life, and related matters. One of the first Partners in…
  • Apr 18

    Update: Gov. Christie Appoints an Ombud

    Update: Gov. Christie Appoints an Ombud
    New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie has named Patrick E. Hobbs, Dean of Seton Hall University School of Law, as the first Ombudsman for the Office of the Governor. According to the New York Times, Hobbs will be in charge of ensuring that…
Rank this Week: 506

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    eCigarette advertising: past is prologue

    eCigarette advertising: past is prologue
    Smithsonian National Museum of American HistoryDr. Robert Jackler, “Freedom to Vape”: Unregulated Exuberance in Electronic Cigarette Advertising (Dr. Jackler is talking to FDA and to Congress about the same issues on his trip to…
  • Apr 22

    A bit more on Pom

    A bit more on Pom
    I wonder whether this was the first Supreme Court brief featuring a color picture?  Also, I should probably add a tag for Pom, same as I have for Google.  Feels a bit like giving in, though.Anyway: Transcript of oral argument, for…
  • Apr 22

    Reading list: consumer protection

    Reading list: consumer protection
    Reading list: Dee Pridgen, Wrecking Ball Disguised as Law Reform: ALEC's Model Act on Private Enforcement of Consumer Protection Statutes, 39 New York University Review of Law & Social Change (2015). Abstract:The consumer protection…
Rank this Week: 156

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: 424

The Venture Alley

The Venture Alley

Covers business and legal issues for entrepreneurs, startups, venture capitalists and angel investors. By DLA Piper.

http://www.theventurealley.com
Rank this Week: 971

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Apr 23

    Happy 450th, Mr. Shakespeare.

    Happy 450th, Mr. Shakespeare.
  • Apr 22

    Earth Day's Founders: Gaylord Nelson and Denis Hayes.

    Earth Day's Founders: Gaylord Nelson and Denis Hayes.
    Earth Day was founded by the late U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson (D-Wisconsin) and Denis Hayes, National Coordinator for the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. Nelson was a country lawyer, outdoorsman, true Wisconsin character, ex-governor and…
  • Apr 21

    England's most famous Etonian suffers a lapse in class.

    England's most famous Etonian suffers a lapse in class.
    Did the British PM blow a few "dog-whistles" at cranky devout Christian voters last week? Though almost a week old, this story has legs--in and beyond Old Blighty--because it's so, well, appalling. It is also cringe-worthy for any…
Rank this Week: 585

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Fractured CAFC decision in Braintree v. Novel with two different dissents; case punted back to DNJ

    Fractured CAFC decision in Braintree v. Novel with two different dissents; case punted back to DNJ
    In the case of Braintree v. Novel , the dispositionwhich statesBecause we agree with Novel that the district courterred in its construction of the claim term “clinicallysignificant electrolyte shifts,” we reverse the…
  • Apr 23

    "Text laundering" fools plagiarism detection software

    "Text laundering" fools plagiarism detection software
    From How To Fool A Plagiarism Detector All a hypothetical plagiarist needs to do, to evade such software, is to make sure that no more than, say, any given three or four consecutive words are identical to their source. So they can copy and…
  • Apr 22

    CAFC reverses DNJ on obviousness-type double-pateniting issue in Gilead v. Natco

    CAFC reverses DNJ on obviousness-type double-pateniting issue in Gilead v. Natco
    In Gilead v. Natco, the CAFC addressed an issuein obviousness-type double-patenting:This appeal presents a narrow question: Can a patentthat issues after but expires before another patent qualifyas a double patenting reference for that other…
Rank this Week: 117

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Apr 23

    UAW drops challenge to VW election, pushes for congressional inquiry into political “threats”

    UAW drops challenge to VW election, pushes for congressional inquiry into political “threats”
    By Pamela Wolf, J.D, In a surprising move on Monday, April 21, the UAW announced that it is withdrawing its NLRB objections challenging the controversial election held at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee in February. The UAW was…
  • Apr 23

    Connecticut law preempted by FLSA; employee not entitled to compensation for commuting time

    Connecticut law preempted by FLSA; employee not entitled to compensation for commuting time
    By Ronald Miller, J.D. Because state regulations (Regs. Conn. State Agencies Sec. 31-60-10) as applied to the facts of this case conferred lesser benefits on employees than those afforded by the FLSA, the Connecticut Supreme Court concluded…
  • Apr 22

    Mississippi puts three more nails in the union coffin

    Mississippi puts three more nails in the union coffin
    By Pamela Wolf, J.D. On Wednesday, April 16, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant gave his stamp of approval to three new bills that will presumably shore up Mississippi’s status as a right-to-work state. “Mississippi has some of the…
Rank this Week: 332

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

    Justice Department formally announces its clemency initiative plans and guideline

    Justice Department formally announces its clemency initiative plans and guideline
    As expected, the US Department of Justice today announced some more formal plans and criteria for the long discussed new clemency initiative. Two documents which I learned via an e-mail reprinted below provides the basics and links to the…
  • Apr 23

    SCOTUS reinstates Kentucky death sentence based on AEDPA deference

    SCOTUS reinstates Kentucky death sentence based on AEDPA deference
    Via a 6-3 opinion in White v. Woodall, No. 12-794 (Apr. 23, 2014) (available here), the Supreme Court this morning reversed a Sixth Circuit opinion reversing a Kentucky death sentence. Justice Scalia wrote the majority opinion which starts…
  • Apr 23

    SCOTUS splits the difference for child porn restitution awards in Paroline

    SCOTUS splits the difference for child porn restitution awards in Paroline
    The Supreme Court handed down two criminal law opinions this morning, and the big one for sentencing fans is Paroline v. US, No. No. 12-8561 (Apr. 23, 2014) (available here). Intriguingly, Justice Kennedy authored opinion of the Court with…
Rank this Week: 263

Harrisburg Campus Library Blogs

Harrisburg Campus Library Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/harrisburg
Rank this Week: 576

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
Rank this Week: 552

Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog

Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog

Covers Chicago car, bus, bicycle, truck and pedestrian accidents. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

http://www.chicagocaraccidentlawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Roselle Accident Leaves Bicyclist Dead

    Roselle Accident Leaves Bicyclist Dead
    Cyclists are visibly present in Chicago every day, taking to the streets for exercise and for transit. But bicycles are becoming more and more popular in suburban areas as well. Under the laws in Illinois, a bicyclist has every right to ride…
  • Apr 21

    Chicago Hit-And-Run Crash Leaves Pedestrian Dead

    Chicago Hit-And-Run Crash Leaves Pedestrian Dead
    Chicago boasts walking paths, wide sidewalks, and a public transportation system that enables many in the city to walk on a regular basis. Whether a pedestrian walks their entire trip or starts out in a car or on a bus before walking,…
  • Apr 17

    12 Injured In Crash Between Van and CTA Bu

    12 Injured In Crash Between Van and CTA Bu
    Some people think that in the event of a bus accident, serious injuries are not likely because the large size and mass of a bus means that it is more able to withstand a crash than a smaller vehicle would be. But in fact, every year in…
Rank this Week: 975

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: 473

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Apr 23

    Master Class with Chris Hughes, Phillips Academy ’02 on Hannah Arendt’s “Responsibility and Judgment”

    Master Class with Chris Hughes, Phillips Academy ’02 on Hannah Arendt’s “Responsibility and Judgment”
    We have the great privilege today of Chris Hughes’ visit to Andover.  Chris graduated from Phillips Academy in 2002.  He returns today to teach a master-class with me, to give the All School Meeting address, and to meet with…
  • Apr 17

    Happy 1st Birthday, DPLA!

    Happy 1st Birthday, DPLA!
    The Digital Public Library of America is one year old!  We launched in April, 2013 after a few years of planning and barnstorming the country for ideas, inspiration, and volunteers. While we postponed the launch celebration due to the…
  • Jan 20

    Remarks for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration 2014 at Andover

    Remarks for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration 2014 at Andover
    I am glad to see you all back here, safe and sound, in Cochran Chapel so that we can look ahead, look to the kind of community that we want to build.  We come together today to celebrate both community … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 258

Social Security Disability Lawyer…

Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers Social Security disability claims. By Louis B. Lusk.

http://www.social-security-disability-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 23

    New Treatment Option Offers a Cure for Hepatitis C

    New Treatment Option Offers a Cure for Hepatitis C
    "Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver and also refers to a group of viral infections that affect the liver." There are three main strands of hepatitis, A, B, and C, and two minor strands, D and E. "Hepatitis C is the most common chronic…
  • Apr 16

    Disability Due to Thrombocytopenia

    Disability Due to Thrombocytopenia
    Scrapes, bumps, and bruises are a part of everyday life, but for some individuals, scrapes, bumps, and bruises can be life threatening. Individuals with thrombocytopenia, or low platelet counts, face challenges to their health from everyday…
  • Apr 11

    Chronic Venous Insufficiency Can Lead to Disability

    Chronic Venous Insufficiency Can Lead to Disability
    Swelling ankles and varicose veins can be signs of a circulatory problem. If veins become damaged and the walls weaken and the valves inside the veins don't close properly, an individual has chronic venous insufficiency.Symptoms Chronic…
Rank this Week: 727

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Conspirators Admit Inflating Purchase Prices to Obtain Kickback

    Conspirators Admit Inflating Purchase Prices to Obtain Kickback
    Nsane Phanuel Ligate, 42, Ashburn, Virginia, a real estate agent, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud in connection with a mortgage scheme involving the purchase of two properties located on North Patterson Park Avenue,…
  • Apr 22

    Hard Money Lender Pleads Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

    Hard Money Lender Pleads Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Scheme
    Emiel A. Kandi, 37, University Place, Washington, a former hard money lender, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to submit false statements in loan applications and make false statements to the Department of Housing and Urban Development and to…
  • Apr 22

    Jury Convicts Loan Officer and New York Corrections Officer of Mortgage Fraud

    Jury Convicts Loan Officer and New York Corrections Officer of Mortgage Fraud
    Andrew Constantinou, 57, Unionville, Connecticut, and Jacques Kelly, 48, Poughkeepsie, New York, were convicted by a federal jury for their roles in an extensive mortgage fraud scheme arising from the fraudulent purchases of more than 40…
Rank this Week: 3

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Apr 23

    Who Is Tom Steyer: The Important Work of Powerline’s John Hinderaker

    Who Is Tom Steyer: The Important Work of Powerline’s John Hinderaker
    “> Since I take the First Amendment seriously, I don’t begrudge any person of vast wealth the right to spend every last penny of it on political causes. But neither do I believe that just because someone declares himself to be…
  • Apr 23

    ““If we are attacked, we would certainly respond” –Hillary’s Friend, Sergey V. Lavrov

    ““If we are attacked, we would certainly respond” –Hillary’s Friend, Sergey V. Lavrov
    Just reminding folks, the mouthpiece of Putin is Sergey Lavrov with whom Hillary believed she had forged a strong bond and through who the U.S.-Russian relationships was to be reset. It isn’t just the Russians who are pushing President…
  • Apr 22

    The Longest Congressional Campaign And The House Leadership Battle

    The Longest Congressional Campaign And The House Leadership Battle
    We have grown used to long presidential campaigns.  Those begin the day after the “off-year” election ends, and we ought to expect “exploratory committees” and even formal declarations of a campaign for the…
Rank this Week: 998

Atlanta Injury Attorneys Blog

Atlanta Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers Georgia car accident and medical malpractice news. By Sammons & Carpenter, P.C.

http://www.atlantainjuryattorneys-blog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Win for Family in Product Liability Case

    Win for Family in Product Liability Case
    Our Atlanta product liability lawyers read about a product liability case, Ford Motor Co. v. Conley, involving Ford and a Georgia family who suffered in a single car accident in April 2006. In December 2007, Renee and Jordan Conley filed a…
  • Apr 18

    Worker Falls to Death from Scaffold

    Worker Falls to Death from Scaffold
    Our Atlanta workplace accident lawyers have been following the story of Smiley Plaster Co, which has been cited by the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for unsafe working conditions. Smiley Plaster…
  • Apr 10

    Poor Psychiatric Care Blamed for Killing

    Poor Psychiatric Care Blamed for Killing
    Our Atlanta medical malpractice lawyers read about a sad case of an elderly couple failed by the psychiatric care system at a Georgia hospital. The tragic, and possibly avoidable, case involves Alex Blatt, a 70 year old who killed his wife of…
Rank this Week: 825

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Back Up Your Cloud with ‘Backupify’

    Back Up Your Cloud with ‘Backupify’
    Have you ever thought about whether you should back up your law firm’s cloud? If your cloud service goes down or loses files, where will that leave you? A recent report from Forrester Research cautions that businesses should back up…
  • Apr 22

    First Look: Sony Digital Paper for Taking Notes, Reading and Annotating Doc

    First Look: Sony Digital Paper for Taking Notes, Reading and Annotating Doc
    Just after ABA Techshow, I published a post listing my picks for the top 10 product announcements at the show. My #2 pick was Sony’s Digital Paper, a remarkably thin (.26 inches) and light (12.6 oz.) tablet-like device with a…
  • Apr 16

    We Test WordRake’s Beta Version 2.0 on ‘McCutcheon’

    We Test WordRake’s Beta Version 2.0 on ‘McCutcheon’
    When WordRake , the editing program for lawyers, was first released in 2012, I put it to the test against two of the most eloquent writers on the Supreme Court, Justices Antonin Scalia and Elena Kagan. If WordRake could improve on Scalia…
Rank this Week: 706

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 529

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 26

New Jersey Law Blog

New Jersey Law Blog

Covers ADR, bankruptcy, business, family law, employment, intellectual property, real estate, estate planning and more. By Stark & Stark.

http://www.njlawblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Free Estate Planning Seminar: Prepare for Tomorrow by Acting Today

    Free Estate Planning Seminar: Prepare for Tomorrow by Acting Today
    Stark & Stark Shareholder Robert F. Morris, member of the firm’s Trusts & Estates Group, will be hosting the seminar “Prepare for Tomorrow by Acting Today: Tips for Ensuring a Successful Estate Plan”.  This free…
  • Apr 23

    Residential Issues to Avoid for Multi-Family and Mixed-Use Properties: Are You Violating Leasing Laws?

    Residential Issues to Avoid for Multi-Family and Mixed-Use Properties: Are You Violating Leasing Laws?
    There’s a big demand for multi-family and mixed use properties in New Jersey. Savvy owners have an opportunity to provide valuable housing and make a good profit at the same time. However, New Jersey has very strict residential leasing…
  • Apr 22

    Protecting Your Brewery with U.S. Trademark Law

    Protecting Your Brewery with U.S. Trademark Law
    Stark & Stark Attorney Justin D. Csik, member of the firm’s Beer & Spirits Group, authored the article titled “Protecting Your Beer’s Identity: A Brewer’s Guide to the Basics of U.S. Trade Law”…
Rank this Week: 351

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. (Personal Injury, Social Security Disability)

About the ways injured and disabled persons are mistreated by governments and insurance companies.

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Apr 23

    Top Five Types of Attorneys You Need to Remember: Easing Your Mind So You Can Move On

    Top Five Types of Attorneys You Need to Remember: Easing Your Mind So You Can Move On
    No one ever wants to contact an attorney; doing so generally means that something has gone wrong. However, in a number of cases, legal experience is necessary. When this need arises, you need to be sure that you’re represented by the…
  • Apr 22

    Six Tips to Preventing Workplace Injurie

    Six Tips to Preventing Workplace Injurie
    Injuries in the workplace can cause many problems for employees, employers, and even coworkers. They can cause time and money to be lost for everyone involved and can create lasting damage on the person that was hurt. A workers comp lawyer in…
  • Apr 21

    Determining the Validity of a Personal Injury Case

    Determining the Validity of a Personal Injury Case
    Millions of Americans are injured every year in the U.S. in a variety of ways, including accidents occurring at work, during recreational activities and, especially, on the nation’s roads and highways. Many of these accidents culminate…
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Panama City Florida Injury Lawyer…

Panama City Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida, personal injury law and insurance coverage issues. By The Pittman Firm, P.A.

http://www.panamacityfloridainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Understanding Medical Identity Theft

    Understanding Medical Identity Theft
    Identity theft - it's a phrase that conjures up fear and concern, worries that are, unfortunately, justified in today's environment. Fewer people, however, are aware of the growing threat of medical identity theft. It is a problem with both…
  • Apr 21

    Rollover Crashes: Statistics & Dangerous Assumption

    Rollover Crashes: Statistics & Dangerous Assumption
    Any car accident is a frightening experience, but rollover accidents are downright terrifying. A rollover disrupts the occupants' sense of equilibrium, a feeling that is exhilarating when it occurs on a roller coaster but petrifying when it…
  • Apr 18

    When Medical Malpractice Occurs, Should Claims Always Be Made?

    When Medical Malpractice Occurs, Should Claims Always Be Made?
    Medical and hospital malpractice occurs more than we like to think. I get calls about it almost every week. Statistics prove that many thousands of people die every year due to medical carelessness. When malpractice occurs, what analysis…
Rank this Week: 776

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/
  • Apr 23

    RIP Myles Malman

    RIP Myles Malman
    He was a good guy, who most recently tried the B-Girls case in Miami before Judge Scola. I didn't realize he played baseball at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  From their webpage:Malman graduated from FDU in 1967 and played…
  • Apr 22

    Justice Scalia issues dissent for a DUI criminal defendant

    Justice Scalia issues dissent for a DUI criminal defendant
    Yes, Rumpole... Justice Scalia is on the right side again. The case is Navarette v. California.Here's the syllabus of Justice Thomas' opinion:A California Highway Patrol officer stopped the pickup truck occupied by petitioners because it…
  • Apr 21

    Supreme Court rejects Gov. Scott's cert petition

    Supreme Court rejects Gov. Scott's cert petition
    This was in the drug testing case that Judge Ungaro had. From Curt Anderson:The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear an appeal by Florida Gov. Rick Scott on his 2011 executive order that would have required random drug tests for as many…
Rank this Week: 254

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    The World Is Not Enough, We Want the Whole Genre

    The World Is Not Enough, We Want the Whole Genre
    The James Bond franchise is one of the most well-known and successful movie franchises in history. There are few characters who reappear in 23 full length movies, let alone have the 23rd movie reach the top of the box office charts. The James…
  • Apr 22

    Worst Frankename ever?

    Worst Frankename ever?
    - Brent Carlson-Lee To quote Mark Prus, Principal at NameFlash, Frankenames are “names created by slamming two or more word parts together to make a new name. This would include a name like “Toasterrific” (toaster +…
  • Apr 21

    Induction Ceremony

    Induction Ceremony
    On April 30, 2014, the Supreme Court will be hearing oral argument in the case of Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies.  The question presented and to be decided is incredibly significant for future patent infringement cases:…
Rank this Week: 262

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 289

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 23

    Can we do better?

    Can we do better?
    Chief Justice Strine's recent article in the Columbia Law Review, Can We Do Better By Ordinary Investors? has gotten a lot of ink recently. For those of you who don't have access to the CLR, you can download a copy...
  • Apr 22

    Globalized deals, globalized lawyer

    Globalized deals, globalized lawyer
    If it wasn't already obvious to you we live in a global economy in which almost all deals of any significant size will have global regulatory implications. Take for example, Microsoft's pending acquisition of the Nokia handset business…
  • Apr 18

    Bust-up candidates not just an 80s thing

    Bust-up candidates not just an 80s thing
    Many of the cases we study in my M&A course and in Corporations stem from the mid-1980s when the "bust-up deal" was the order of the day. It's often surprising to law students that a corporation might be "worth more...
Rank this Week: 59

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Covers New York estate planning, probate, elder law and health care issues. By Dutcher & Zatkowsky.

http://www.dutcher-zatkowsky.com
  • Apr 23

    New York Estate Tax Changes Have Unintended Outcome

    New York Estate Tax Changes Have Unintended Outcome
    Changes in estate tax rules approved in New York this month were supposed to help those with estates valued up to $5 million and keep things the same for those worth more, with the top rate remaining at 16 percent. But an article in…
  • Apr 16

    Nip Inheritance Feuds In The Bud

    Nip Inheritance Feuds In The Bud
    Fighting over money, stocks or other valuable assets is common among family members after a relative dies. But the most heated, knock down, drag out fights are often over worthless trinkets. Go figure. At least half of lawsuits over…
  • Apr 9

    Long Term Care Insurance Pitfall

    Long Term Care Insurance Pitfall
    Watch out when shopping for long term care insurance. Long term care costs are out of sight and can fast erase one’s savings, so many boomers are now seeking to buy long term care insurance. But what are they buying? It can be…
Rank this Week: 934

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Apr 23

    Over-Medication of Long-Term Care Resident

    Over-Medication of Long-Term Care Resident
    According to a study released earlier this month by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, up to one third of residents at Ontario long-term care facilities are being prescribed dangerous antipsychotics and sedatives.  The study…
  • Apr 21

    The Importance of a Power of Attorney – OBA’s Power of Attorney Month

    The Importance of a Power of Attorney – OBA’s Power of Attorney Month
    Who will make decisions for you when you are unable to make decisions for yourself? It is almost inevitable that a point will come in your life when you can no longer make important decisions regarding your finances and personal care. By…
  • Apr 17

    OBA’s Make a Power of Attorney Month

    OBA’s Make a Power of Attorney Month
    At a recent press conference  held at Queen’s Park for the Ontario Bar Association (“OBA”), the OBA announced a new initiative in their partnership with the Trillium Gift of Life Network (“Trillium”). In…
Rank this Week: 228

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Apr 23

    Rustad & Koenig on the Death of Tort by Fine Print Contract

    Rustad & Koenig on the Death of Tort by Fine Print Contract
    ...an article in the Corporate Crime Reporter on Mike Rustad and Tom Koenig's article reporting an empirical study of the content of typical "terms of use" of social network sites. Rustad and Koenig also have a reform proposal.…
  • Apr 18

    AK: Apology Immunity Bill Passe

    AK: Apology Immunity Bill Passe
    The Alaska legislature has passed an apology immunity bill. As is typical with many of these bills, it distinguishes between admissions, which remain admissible, and expressions of sympathy, which would become inadmissible. The bill cleared…
  • Apr 17

    FL: Task Force That Recommended Med Mal Cap Endorses Constitutional Amendment

    FL: Task Force That Recommended Med Mal Cap Endorses Constitutional Amendment
    In 2002, then-Governor Jeb Bush appointed 5 members to a panel to advise about an alleged med mal crisis. The panel recommended med mal caps on non-economic damages. In 2003, the legislature passed a cap; the Florida Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 295

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

Covers global privacy and data security. By Covington & Burling LLP.

http://www.insideprivacy.com
  • Apr 23

    European Regulators Set Out Data Anonymization Standard

    European Regulators Set Out Data Anonymization Standard
    By Kristof van Quathem and Dan Cooper On April 10, 2014, the Article 29 Working Party adopted an Opinion on anonymization techniques.  The Working Party accepts that anonymization techniques can help individuals and society reap the…
  • Apr 21

    Ten Things You Should Know About the SEC's New Cybersecurity Examination

    Ten Things You Should Know About the SEC's New Cybersecurity Examination
    Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it will conduct more than 50 cybersecurity examinations to identify risks and ensure that broker-dealers and investment advisers are adequately protecting customer…
  • Apr 21

    FTC Seeking Additional Public Comment on Mobile Security

    FTC Seeking Additional Public Comment on Mobile Security
    Following up on a June 2013 forum on mobile security, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced last week that it is seeking public comment to “expand the record on these issues with an eye towards [producing] a…
Rank this Week: 783

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, April 23, 2014: The Legal Status Of Lab RatsForced Arbitration Is Cuckoo For Cocoa Puffs  Unfortunately named Spanish town of ‘Kill Jews’ to…
  • Apr 22

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Happy Earth Day!:Cheerios maker General Mills scraps plan to bar consumers from suing if they engage with it online Pa. lawyer pleads guilty to…
  • Apr 21

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, April 21, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, April 21, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, April 21, 2014:Does Quebec Charter of French language prevent use of trade-marks in languages other than French?Daughter of lawyer who defended anti-gay Prop 8 comes…
Rank this Week: 259

New Miami Blog

New Miami Blog

Focuses on including international arbitration, real estate investment and land development, financing, foreign investment and tax, Miami’s new zoning code (Miami 21), public-private partnerships, hospitality, and construction in Miami, Florida. By Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP.

http://www.newmiamiblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Port Miami and Port Canaveral Undergoing Major Expansion

    Port Miami and Port Canaveral Undergoing Major Expansion
    Port Miami and Port Canaveral, two of the busiest ports in Florida, are preparing to get busier as both equip to undergo major expansion projects.  The current endeavor that plans to widen and deepen the Panama Canal is slated to be…
  • Apr 18

    Miami Proactively Seeking Medical Tourism

    Miami Proactively Seeking Medical Tourism
    Though the multi-billion dollar medical tourism industry is dominated by Asia, it is on the rise in the United States, with many wealthy international patients eyeing the U.S.’s innovative treatments in areas such as orthopedic and…
  • Apr 16

    Miami Light Rail System May Become a Signature P3

    Miami Light Rail System May Become a Signature P3
    Plans of New Passenger Rail Link from Miami-to-Miami Beach On several occasions we have written about transportation public-private partnerships in the Miami area. These have included posts on red-light cameras, passenger rail,…
Rank this Week: 678

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

Covers employeee benefits, ERISA, and employment law. By Stanley D. Baum.

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 568

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    New York State Fines AXA Equitable $20 Million Over Variable Annuity Product

    New York State Fines AXA Equitable $20 Million Over Variable Annuity Product
    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on March 17, 2014, that AXA Equitable (AXA) agreed to a consent order to pay a $20 million fine to the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) for violations relating to certain variable annuity…
  • Apr 22

    Investors in LEAF Limited Partnerships May Have A Investment Claim

    Investors in LEAF Limited Partnerships May Have A Investment Claim
    Some investment advisors have touted alternative investments as safe, stable, high return products.  The truth is, these products are often laden with risks that are not disclosed and discussed with clients.  In addition,…
  • Apr 21

    FINRA Announces UBS Puerto Rico Bond Fund Cases to Move Forward

    FINRA Announces UBS Puerto Rico Bond Fund Cases to Move Forward
    On Monday, April 14, 2014, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced that it would lift the hold that it had put on some cases related to the collapse of Puerto Rico Bond Funds. FINRA has been able to expand its pool of…
Rank this Week: 311