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UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

Covers UK and European human rights cases and laws. By 1 Crown Office Row.

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • Mar 31

    The Supreme Court on statelessness, EU citizenship and proportionality

    The Supreme Court on statelessness, EU citizenship and proportionality
    Pham v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] UKSC 19 – read judgment Angus McCullough Q.C. and Shaheen Rahman from 1COR acted as Special Advocates earlier in these proceedings. They had nothing to do with the writing of…
  • Mar 31

    Google’s misuse of private browsing data entitles individuals to damages – Court of Appeal

    Google’s misuse of private browsing data entitles individuals to damages – Court of Appeal
    Google Inc v Vidal-Hall and others [2015] EWCA Civ 311 (27 March 2015) - read judgment This case concerned the misuse of private information by an internet provider based in the United States. Google had secretly tracked private information…
  • Mar 31

    Is the New Zealand Parliament about to drop commitment to the rule of law?

    Is the New Zealand Parliament about to drop commitment to the rule of law?
    The New Zealand Parliament seems about to drop that country’s commitment to the rule of law from the Act underpinning the judicial branch. Retiring Supreme Court judge (and former Solicitor-General) Sir John McGrath thinks that’s…
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Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
Rank this Week: 675

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Mar 31

    There’s big money in charity: Part 5, Competitive-pay analyse

    There’s big money in charity: Part 5, Competitive-pay analyse
    By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] The rest of [the 300 tons of what]  just vanished only to turn up a few weeks later when a Dutch freighter, flying a Liberian flag…
  • Mar 30

    There’s big money in charity: Part 4, We need top performer

    There’s big money in charity: Part 4, We need top performer
    By: David A. Smith [Continued from Friday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] A third of the wheat disappeared into the black market the same day that it was unloaded. – Ross Thomas, If You Can’t Be Good…
  • Mar 27

    There’s big money in charity: Part 3, To court donor

    There’s big money in charity: Part 3, To court donor
    By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] The first shipment of food was 300 tons of wheat destined for the bellies of the citizens of one of those countries on the west coast of Africa that had…
Rank this Week: 408

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Mar 31

    Malloy on Land Use Law & Disability

    Malloy on Land Use Law & Disability
    Robin Malloy (Syracuse) has posted Inclusion by Design, Thinking Beyond a Civil Rights Paradigm - Land Use Law and Disability: Planning and Zoning for Accessible Communities (Book Chapter) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: In Land Use Law and…
  • Mar 30

    Quasi-Property in White House Press Room Seating

    Quasi-Property in White House Press Room Seating
    Politico explains how the seats in the White House Press Room are divvied up and outlines some recent changes to the seating chart: Most of the 49 spots remain unchanged. The biggest differences are that BuzzFeed and Al Jazeera now...
  • Mar 30

    The Property Roundtable at Tulane

    The Property Roundtable at Tulane
    Tulane Law School recently hosted an impressive-looking property roundtable. Organized by Sally Richardson, the Roundtable sought to "bring together property scholars from around the country to discuss and debate important property…
Rank this Week: 592

FL PIP Guide

FL PIP Guide

Covers Florida's PIP/No-Fault laws. By Roig, Tutan, Rosenberg & Zlotnick, P.A.

http://flpipguide.com/
  • Mar 31

    Uber and Lyft Oppose Florida Push for Increased Insurance Coverage

    Uber and Lyft Oppose Florida Push for Increased Insurance Coverage
    Florida Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, is pushing for stronger insurance requirements for transportation network companies that connect drivers with passengers through smartphone apps. According to a recent article in the…
  • Mar 30

    Four Arrested in Medicaid Fraud Scam Targeting Orlando Homele

    Four Arrested in Medicaid Fraud Scam Targeting Orlando Homele
    The Florida Attorney General’s Office announced on March 20, 2015 that four people have been arrested for Medicaid fraud. Homeless people were allegedly recruited to pose as patients in the Orlando fraud scheme, frequently in exchange…
  • Mar 27

    Tampa Area $40K Tow Truck Fraud Leads to Four Arrest

    Tampa Area $40K Tow Truck Fraud Leads to Four Arrest
    On March 25, 2015, the Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud announced the arrest of four Tampa Bay area men on charges of insurance fraud.  The men reportedly collected more than $40,000 in…
Rank this Week: 733

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Mar 31

    What Would a Reasonable Jury Do? Jury Verdicts Following Summary Judgment Reversal

    What Would a Reasonable Jury Do? Jury Verdicts Following Summary Judgment Reversal
    Michael Pfautz What Would a Reasonable Jury Do? Jury Verdicts Following Summary Judgment Reversals Abstract: This Note examines the claim that judges have improperly granted summary judgment where a reasonable jury could find for the…
  • Mar 29

    The Jury as Democracy

    The Jury as Democracy
    Jenny Carroll The Jury as Democracy Abstract: Almost from the moment the law is set to paper, it is shaped and refined through acts of interpretation and discretion. Police and prosecutors choose which cases to investigate, which to charge…
  • Mar 27

    Mandatory Jury Service and Mandatory Voting

    Mandatory Jury Service and Mandatory Voting
    The Volokh Conspiracy has an interesting article discussing why mandatory jury service works but mandatory voting does not. Why mandatory jury service is a poor justification for mandatory voting
Rank this Week: 1000

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Mar 31

    April Fools? (Unfortunately, Not So)

    April Fools? (Unfortunately, Not So)
    When I ask real or prospective law students what television programs they watch, I often get two answers: "The Big Bang" or "Suits." I have to admit I love to use Big Bang's "roommate contract" for my contracts…
  • Mar 31

    Massachusetts Federal Court Calls for Clearer Rules to Permit Sound Planning for Special Need

    Massachusetts Federal Court Calls for Clearer Rules to Permit Sound Planning for Special Need
    In DeCambre v. Brookline Housing Authority, decided by a federal district court in Massachusetts on March 25, the issue was whether a disabled adult living in Section 8 housing becomes ineligible for the housing subsidy because of…
  • Mar 31

    Educating the Public about Powers of Attorney (With the Help of Friends Across the Pond)

    Educating the Public about Powers of Attorney (With the Help of Friends Across the Pond)
    As we have described often on this Blog, there is a fair degree of concern about whether members of the public understand the potential significance of a Power of Attorney before they sign the document. Apparently the U.S. is not...
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43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 31

    Reading list: descriptive and suggestive TM

    Reading list: descriptive and suggestive TM
    Jake Linford, The False Dichotomy Between Suggestive and Descriptive Trademarks. Abstract: Classifying a trademark as descriptive rather than suggestive fundamentally alters the scope of trademark protection. A descriptive mark, derived…
  • Mar 27

    A legitimate affiliation confusion claim?

    A legitimate affiliation confusion claim?
    Grubbs v. Sheakley Group, Inc., 2015 WL 1321126, No. 1:13cv246 (S.D. Ohio Mar. 18, 2015)  The court adopted the magistrate judge’s recommendations in this case, dismissing Lanham Act claims (and RICO claims) and declining to retain…
  • Mar 26

    Fair use quote of the day

    Fair use quote of the day
    Rigsby v. Erie Ins. Co., No. 14-cv-905 (W.D. Wis. Mar. 16, 2015): “It is difficult to imagine how it could not be fair use for an insurer to copy or distribute a photograph for the purpose of evaluating an insured’s…
Rank this Week: 56

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 31

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix
    By John MartinDocuments in file shares, content management systems, and scanned archives are often described as “unstructured.” However, there is typically a high level of structure in and interconnectedness among those documents.…
  • Mar 30

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR
    By John TredennickTechnology assisted review has a transparency problem. Notwithstanding TAR’s proven savings in both time and review costs, many attorneys hesitate to use it because courts require “transparency” in the TAR…
  • Mar 27

    Study Shows People Act To Protect Privacy When Told How Often Phone Apps Share Personal Information

    Study Shows People Act To Protect Privacy When Told How Often Phone Apps Share Personal Information
    By Byron SpiceMessage That Grabs Attention: “Your Location Has Been Shared 5,398 Times”Many smartphone users know that free apps sometimes share private information with third parties, but few, if any, are aware of how frequently…
Rank this Week: 57

My Shingle

My Shingle

Covers client relations, ethics, malpractice, legal research, marketing and solo practice trends. By Carolyn Elefant.

http://myshingle.com/
Rank this Week: 497

In-house Access

In-house Access

Covers corporate counsel best practices. By the Association of Corporate Counsel.

http://www.inhouseaccess.com/
  • Mar 31

    Five Years? Seems Like Just Yesterday…

    Five Years? Seems Like Just Yesterday…
    Guest blogger: Laura Woods is vice president of legal affairs at Care Centers Management Consulting, Inc. She is also co-vice chair of the ACC Health Law Committee. She can be reached at lwoods@carecenters.net. Did you celebrate a birthday on…
  • Mar 24

    Using Non-compete Provisions to Avoid Employee Flight Risk

    Using Non-compete Provisions to Avoid Employee Flight Risk
    Guest blogger: Anthony Palazzo is general counsel for a private holding in Durham, N.C. Palazzo is also a member of ACC Research Triangle Area. Few situations are more disturbing to a general counsel (GC) than when a senior executive resigns…
  • Mar 19

    New to Health Law In-house? Some Tips from the Trenche

    New to Health Law In-house? Some Tips from the Trenche
    Guest blogger: Jane A. Orenstein is Director of Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Services at Delta Dental of Washington. She is also co-secretary of the ACC Health Law Committee. She can be reached at jorenstein@DeltaDentalWA.com. In April…
Rank this Week: 509

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Mar 31

    More Beliefs: Director Primacy and Public and Private Companie

    More Beliefs: Director Primacy and Public and Private Companie
    Yesterday, Prof. Bainbridge annotated my "creed" on corporate governance, and I appreciated his take. In fact, many of his chosen sources would have been mine. In a later footnote, he noted that he was not sure what I meant by...
  • Mar 30

    The "Daily Fantasy Sports" Marketplace Is Booming, But Is It Legal?

    The "Daily Fantasy Sports" Marketplace Is Booming, But Is It Legal?
    Over the past few weeks I have posted extensively on how gambling laws treat commercial NCAA Tournament pools. However, March Madness pools are not the only form of online sports gaming proliferating on the Internet. Indeed, play-for-cash…
  • Mar 30

    Thanks to My Research Assistant

    Thanks to My Research Assistant
    When I write a law review article, I usually include in the author’s footnote a brief note of thanks to the student research assistants who helped me on that article. When I write a book, I thank my research assistants...
Rank this Week: 241

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Mar 31

    Overboard Passenger from BC Ferries Rescued

    Overboard Passenger from BC Ferries Rescued
    The Vancouver Sun reports that a passenger went overboard from BC Ferries" Queen of Oak Bay ferry 4:15 p.m. yesterday.  The ferry was sailing from West Vancouver to Nanaimo. The crew stopped the ship and launched a rescue boat.…
  • Mar 30

    Mafia Drugs Hidden Aboard Doomed Costa Concordia

    Mafia Drugs Hidden Aboard Doomed Costa Concordia
    The Independent reports that the Costa Concordia was carrying a "huge shipment of Mafia-owned cocaine" when it departed on its final voyage, according to investigators.  The dramatic story involves tape recordings of gang member…
  • Mar 26

    Passenger Medevaced from Diamond Prince

    Passenger Medevaced from Diamond Prince
    A cruise ship passenger suffering from an undisclosed medical condition has been medevaced from a Princess cruise ship sailing to Sydney.  The ABC News network in Australia reports that a Westpac rescue helicopter was dispatched to the…
Rank this Week: 46

Federal Securities Law Blog

Federal Securities Law Blog

FedSecLaw.com is devoted to highlighting current issues in securities laws, discussing the ramifications of those issues for today’s businesses, and providing bottom-line takeaways for busy owners, managers, and executives. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.fedseclaw.com/
Rank this Week: 604

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

Tracks judicial, legislative, policy, and academic developments concerning medical futility. By Professor Thaddeus Mason Pope.

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 31

    March 31, 2005: Terri Schiavo Die

    March 31, 2005: Terri Schiavo Die
    Terri Schiavo died ten years ago, today, on March 31, 2005, around 10:00 am EST.   An earlier court ruling had allowed her husband and legal guardian, Michael Schiavo, to authorize the removal of her artificial nutrition and hydration on…
  • Mar 30

    Maine Legislation Would Mandate Written Consent before Stopping Life-sustaining Treatment

    Maine Legislation Would Mandate Written Consent before Stopping Life-sustaining Treatment
    Four months ago, I blogged about Simon's Law, a bill that was introduced in Missouri to prohibit the unilateral withholding and withdrawing of life-sustaining treatment from children like Simon Crosier, a baby born with Trisomy 18. The…
  • Mar 29

    How do you want to die? A mission to make death part of popular conversation

    How do you want to die? A mission to make death part of popular conversation
    PBS NewsHour just ran a great 10-minute profile of The Conversation Project.   A growing national movement to normalize end-of-life discussions among family and friends has gained traction in recent months. As Medicare considers…
Rank this Week: 359

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
Rank this Week: 374

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Mar 31

    Supreme Court’s Omnicare Decision Muddies Section 11 Opinion Liability Standard

    Supreme Court’s Omnicare Decision Muddies Section 11 Opinion Liability Standard
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Jon N. Eisenberg, partner in the Government Enforcement practice at K&L Gates LLP, and is based on a K&L Gates publication by Mr. Eisenberg. The complete publication, including…
  • Mar 31

    Comparative Study on Economics, Law and Regulation of Corporate Group

    Comparative Study on Economics, Law and Regulation of Corporate Group
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Klaus J. Hopt, a professor and director (emeritus) at the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, in Hamburg and was advisor inter alia for the European…
  • Mar 30

    Preparing for the Regulatory Challenges of the 21st Century

    Preparing for the Regulatory Challenges of the 21st Century
    Editor's Note: Luis A. Aguilar is a Commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This post is based on Commissioner Aguilar’s recent remarks at the Georgia Law Review’s Annual Symposium, Financial Regulation:…
Rank this Week: 115

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 31

    Ohio girl, 10, dies in house fire hours before her accused rapist is due at trial

    Ohio girl, 10, dies in house fire hours before her accused rapist is due at trial
    3-31-15 Ohio: Hours before a Green Township, Ohio, man was due to go on trial for rape, his alleged victim -- a 10-year-old girl -- died Monday in an early morning house fire on Youngstown's south side. Neighbors reported hearing an…
  • Mar 30

    Madison County woman fires gun to 'send message' to sex offender

    Madison County woman fires gun to 'send message' to sex offender
    3-30-15 Georgia: Authorities arrested on Saturday a 61-year-old Madison County woman after she allegedly fired two gun shots as a way of sending “a message” to a convicted sex offender she didn’t want on her property. Eddie L. Manley…
  • Mar 29

    State laws on sex offenders should not be crafted by emotion

    State laws on sex offenders should not be crafted by emotion
    Again, the world needs to outlaw laws that "Sound Good" but in reality have not proven they are effective beyond sounding good.. 3-29-15 California: Jessica's Law — California's version of it, anyway — was a mess from the…
Rank this Week: 26

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

Covers Daubert, expert witness marketing, and expert witness testimony. By JurisPro Expert Witness Directory.

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Immigration as Expert Witnesse

    Immigration as Expert Witnesse
    Immigration expert witness may consult on issues involving employment based immigration, green cards, immigration policy, and asylum.The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) presented Anthropologists as Expert Witnesses: Theory, Practice…
  • Mar 28

    Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness On Testamentary Capacity

    Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness On Testamentary Capacity
    In Testamentary Capacity to Execute a Will and Mental Competency to Execute a Trust or Contract, forensic psychiatry expert witness Stephen M. Raffle, M.D., writes: A Will is not a contract because it does not represent a promise to perform…
  • Mar 23

    Undue Influence Expert Witness On Making Bequests Part 1

    Undue Influence Expert Witness On Making Bequests Part 1
    In Undue Influence in Making Bequests: A Forensic Psychiatrist Examines the Evidence, undue influence expert witness Stephen M. Raffle, M.D., writes: Undue influence when creating a will, codicil to amend a will, trust or other legal…
Rank this Week: 111

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Mar 31

    Ms. Magna Carta's Interview with Dean Paton

    Ms. Magna Carta's Interview with Dean Paton
    For our last substantive post of the semester, we had the opportunity and privilege to interview Dr. Paul Paton, Dean of the University of Alberta Faculty of Law. We would like to thank Dean Paton for his unequivocal enthusiasm and...
  • Mar 30

    The Duo Behind It All

    The Duo Behind It All
    The Magna Carta coming to Canada is a rare, commemorative event - one which no Canadian is likely to experience again. The exhibit has taken great effort by two individuals, Len and Suzy Rodness, the Co-Chairs of Magna Carta Canada....
  • Mar 27

    U of A Law Students Give Their Take on the Magna Carta Blog

    U of A Law Students Give Their Take on the Magna Carta Blog
    Yesterday we asked several Faculty of Law professors here at the University of Alberta for their perspectives on Ms. Magna Carta’s blog. Today it’s the law students’ turn to share their thoughts on the blog! Thank you to Justin…
Rank this Week: 807

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Five Marketing Secrets Your Brand Can Learn from Recent Data Breache

    Five Marketing Secrets Your Brand Can Learn from Recent Data Breache
    - Debbie Laskey, MBA Is your industry crowded? Does one brand overshadow the rest of the players in your industry? How can your business stand out? Here are five tips every business can learn about branding from recent data breaches. With…
  • Mar 30

    On Unintended Consequences: Will the B&B SCOTUS Ruling Encourage Trademark Bullies?

    On Unintended Consequences: Will the B&B SCOTUS Ruling Encourage Trademark Bullies?
    Last week, while I was preparing for and had the unique opportunity of arguing a real, live TTAB final hearing on the merits, outside the TTAB’s typical oral hearing location (because it was selected by the TTAB to be part of the…
  • Mar 27

    A Disclaimer for Disclaimers at the USPTO

    A Disclaimer for Disclaimers at the USPTO
    You know that feeling when you’ve nearly crossed the finish line? You have done the work, put in the time, and the only step left is to run through the tape. There can be similar moments with trademark applications, too. Admittedly, it…
Rank this Week: 65

Brain and Spine Injury Law Blog

Brain and Spine Injury Law Blog

Focuses on brain and spine injury awareness, education, news and information. By Timothy Titolo.

http://brainandspine.titololawoffice.com/
  • Mar 31

    $5.2 Million Brain Injury Verdict Against Trucking Company Upheld on Appeal in Texa

    $5.2 Million Brain Injury Verdict Against Trucking Company Upheld on Appeal in Texa
    I found this recent post about a trial verdict in a case of traumatic brain injury being upheld on appeal at $5.2 million in TEXAS (of all places).  It is interesting because the plaintiff was a driver/employee of trucking…
  • Mar 24

    March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

    March is Brain Injury Awareness Month
    With all the news in Sports, Celebrity deaths, veterans conditions, and others, it is proper that a month a year be devoted to Brain Injury Awareness.  Well March is the month.  I ran across this post from a brain injury survivor…
  • Mar 17

    Is Pain Measurable?

    Is Pain Measurable?
    The use of technology in the courtroom is routinely met with skepticism initially.  A new area where technology has offered the potential to objectively observe pain, a subjective complaint, in other people. fMRI has become useful in the…
Rank this Week: 515

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 31

    FROM JAILER TO JAIL

    FROM JAILER TO JAIL
    The story of former NYC police commissioner Bernie Kerik reads like a Shakespeare tragedy. An ultimate insider, vetted and nominated for a cabinet post in the Bush administration, Kerik ended up in a  federal prison for three…
  • Mar 29

    THE DEFENSE CALLS….

    THE DEFENSE CALLS….
    The NY Times Magazine had a very informative article on the Colorado SuperMax prison and what solitary confinement does to an individual (it makes them go crazy). We strongly suggest you read it. The NY Times here also ponders the…
  • Mar 27

    SIGNS OF THE APOCALYPSE

    SIGNS OF THE APOCALYPSE
    The Sixth Seal – Signs In The Heavens“I watched as He opened the sixth seal. There was a great Earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky…
Rank this Week: 169

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of Legal Podcast

    The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of Legal Podcast
    Keep a necktie long enough and it will eventually come back into style. And so it is with podcasts — including legal podcasts. They were the next big thing. Then they weren’t. And now they are again. Or at least so it seems. Trust…
  • Mar 28

    A Series of Podcasts Recorded at Above the Law’s Converge Conference

    A Series of Podcasts Recorded at Above the Law’s Converge Conference
      At the March 18 Converge conference sponsored by Above the Law, the Legal Talk Network recorded a series of podcasts featuring interviews with the speakers and with the ATL editors. I hosted several of the interviews and four of the…
  • Mar 27

    Mass. Becomes 14th State to Adopt Duty of Technology Competence

    Mass. Becomes 14th State to Adopt Duty of Technology Competence
    I write recently that 13 states had adopted the ethical duty of technology competence reflected in 2012 amendments to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Well, make it 14. Today, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ordered…
Rank this Week: 456

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 930

Harvard JD Admissions

Harvard JD Admissions

The Official JD Admissions Blog at Harvard Law School.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions
  • Mar 31

    Clinics at HLS

    Clinics at HLS
    Rebecca Moses is a 3L from New York City who came to HLS straight from Georgetown University. With a strong interest in criminal law and a commitment to public service, she hopes to pursue a career as a federal prosecutor. Student Voice:…
  • Mar 25

    OPIA: Supporting Public Interest at HLS

    OPIA: Supporting Public Interest at HLS
    Jessica Ranucci is a 2L at HLS. She is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana. Prior to HLS, she directed a youth program at a community center in Boston. Isabel Broer is a 2L from central Massachusetts. Isabel studied political science at…
  • Mar 23

    Early Interview Program: Exploring Opportunitie

    Early Interview Program: Exploring Opportunitie
    Sandra Hough is a 2L at HLS. Originally from Basking Ridge, New Jersey, she ventured south to Duke University for college. After graduating, she spent two years working as a paralegal at a law firm in New York City. At HLS, she is on the…
Rank this Week: 795

Structured Settlements 4Real

Structured Settlements 4Real

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

http://structuredsettlements.typepad.com/structured_settlements_4r/
  • Mar 31

    Stone Street Capital Targets "Tea-Baggers", With Muppet?

    Stone Street Capital Targets "Tea-Baggers", With Muppet?
    People who rush to sell their structured settlements could learn from Jim Henson's timeless frugality. Be more like Kermit and less like Miss Piggy. Preserve your safe and stable income and only... This is a content summary only. Please click…
  • Mar 30

    Best Interest Test and Judicial Responsibility to Structured Settlement Annuitant

    Best Interest Test and Judicial Responsibility to Structured Settlement Annuitant
    Judges reviewing petitions to transfer structured settlement payment rights must determine if the transfer is in the best interest of the annuitant and applicable dependents. While the system... This is a content summary only. Please click on…
  • Mar 30

    How Safe Are Structured Settlement Annuities?

    How Safe Are Structured Settlement Annuities?
    Insurers of structured settlement annuities are subject to mandatory annual audits and other financial compliance measures. Insurer reserves must hold assets sufficient to equal or exceed the... This is a content summary only. Please click on…
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Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 240

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

Covers securities fraud cases, investment fraud practices and securities industry regulations.

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • Mar 31

    Macquarie Capital fined over Puda Coal due diligence.

    Macquarie Capital fined over Puda Coal due diligence.
    Have you suffered losses investing in Puda Coal?  If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover those losses in a FINRA arbitration claim against the broker-dealer that recommended the investment…
  • Mar 30

    Three Brokerage Firms fined over supervisory failures.

    Three Brokerage Firms fined over supervisory failures.
    According to reports, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. (Finra) recently issued six-figure fines to three brokerages for lapses in supervising reports to clients that summarize all their assets, including those not handled at…
  • Mar 30

    Merrill Lynch fined by State of Massachusetts over supervisory failures.

    Merrill Lynch fined by State of Massachusetts over supervisory failures.
    Merrill Lynch recently agreed to pay a $2.5 million fine in Massachusetts to settle charges that it failed to follow its own compliance rules. Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin accused Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith of…
Rank this Week: 349

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 574

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Mar 31

    SEC Brings a Valuation Case Against an Investment Adviser

    SEC Brings a Valuation Case Against an Investment Adviser
    Lynn Tilton and her firm, Patriarch Partners, are known for their high-risk, high-return investments in distressed companies. The Securities and Exchange Commission brought a case against her and the firm claiming that they were using…
  • Mar 30

    A New Exception to the Custody Rule

    A New Exception to the Custody Rule
    The Custody Rule can be difficult for private equity and real estate fund managers to navigate. When I see some regulatory relief or clarification I hope for the best. 16th Amendment Advisors received relief for one of its funds based its…
  • Mar 28

    Weekend Reading: Argo

    Weekend Reading: Argo
    In 1979, Iranian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of American, holding them hostage for 444 days. Six Americans escaped and hid in the home of the Canadian ambassador. A top-level CIA officer named Antonio…
Rank this Week: 305

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Provides updates and commentary on current employment law headlines and topics. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Are Meerkat and Periscope the “next big thing” for employers to worry about?

    Are Meerkat and Periscope the “next big thing” for employers to worry about?
    Have you downloaded Meerkat or Periscope to your iPhone? Do you even know what Meerkat and Periscope are? They are new apps that permit you to live-stream video. They essentially work the same way—when you launch a live-stream, the app…
  • Mar 30

    6th Circuit deals blow to independent contractor

    6th Circuit deals blow to independent contractor
    Have you ever had the cable guy show up to your house, only to see the name of some random LLC on the side of his work truck? Many cable companies use the services of “independent contractor” installers. But, are those installers…
  • Mar 27

    WIRTW #361 (the “#RaceTogether” edition)

    WIRTW #361 (the “#RaceTogether” edition)
    Have you heard the one about the coffee chain that wants its employees to engage customers about issues of race and racism in America? Here are the best things I read this past week on this issue, courtesy of Robin Shea’s Employment…
Rank this Week: 88

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Mar 31

    Hotline Benchmarking: Leap in Retaliation Report Substantiation Rate

    Hotline Benchmarking: Leap in Retaliation Report Substantiation Rate
    NAVEX Global’s just-published annual hotline benchmark report reveals some noteworthy findings, including: - Substantiation rates for retaliation reports spiked from a consistently historical 10-12% to 27%…
  • Mar 30

    Board Composition: Insights From Investor

    Board Composition: Insights From Investor
    With board composition and renewal under increasing scrutiny, this recent EY report summarizing views of institutional investors, investor associations and advisors about board composition and board composition disclosure is instructive.…
  • Mar 27

    Proxy Statements: Pru Includes Lead Director Video

    Proxy Statements: Pru Includes Lead Director Video
    Last year, I blogged about how to file video on EDGAR – and predicted that the use of video in SEC filings would explode over the next decade as a disclosure tool. More recently, I blogged that I thought we would see more video during…
Rank this Week: 335

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

Provides updates and trends in Pennsylvania civil litigation law. By Daniel E. Cummins.

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 436

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 4

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Mar 31

    Dealing With Marijuana Insurance Claim

    Dealing With Marijuana Insurance Claim
    Only in cool and wacky California would I be in a property insurance claims seminar titled, Dealing With Marijuana Insurance Claims. The presentation was by Robb Greenspan at the First Party Claims Conference West in sunny Marina del Rey last…
  • Mar 30

    Superstorm Sandy Draft Estimates of Damage Ordered Produced--Have They Been Altered as Well?

    Superstorm Sandy Draft Estimates of Damage Ordered Produced--Have They Been Altered as Well?
    All estimates of damage, including draft estimates of damage made by adjusters, have been ordered to be produced in a Superstorm Sandy flood damage case.1 Typically, insurance company flood attorneys have made the same arguments they made…
  • Mar 29

    Calculating Actual Cash Value, Part 6: Michigan

    Calculating Actual Cash Value, Part 6: Michigan
    While I am a Florida native and reside in Florida now, I spent 3 years living in Lansing, Michigan, when I attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School. This week I will discuss calculating actual cash value in Michigan. If the policy does not…
Rank this Week: 296

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 717

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

Covers federal and state products liability litigation. By Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Mar 31

    One Shining Moment

    One Shining Moment
    On Monday evening, April 6, 2015, two teams will take the floor in Indianapolis for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. As the winning team cuts down the nets, CBS Sports will play highlights from the tournament, set to the song,…
  • Mar 30

    Contaminated Food Recalls: The Remedy For A Mistake

    Contaminated Food Recalls: The Remedy For A Mistake
    Well, it has been a rough month for processed foods.  Several weeks ago, Kraft recalled 6.5 million boxes of macaroni and cheese after the discovery of metal shards in 8 of those boxes.  Last week, frozen-food manufacturer…
  • Mar 27

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    As we previously mentioned, our editor, Jim Dedman, has put together a CLE program for April 1, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina on the Salem Witch Trials featuring noted author Katherine Howe. Here’s the information straight from…
Rank this Week: 216

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Mar 31

    Call for Presenters: Global Legal Skills Conference

    Call for Presenters: Global Legal Skills Conference
    The Global Legal Skills conference, in its 10th year, will be held in Chicago, the city of its origin. The Conference began in Chicago at The John Marshall Law School, where it was held three times. It has also traveled...
  • Mar 30

    ICJ Oral Arguments in Costa Rica v. Nicaragua and Nicaragua v. Costa Rica

    ICJ Oral Arguments in Costa Rica v. Nicaragua and Nicaragua v. Costa Rica
    Costa Rica sued Nicaragua and Nicaragua sued Costa Rica in a dispute about their border. The International Court of Justice consolidated the cases for the oral arguments, which will start on April 14, 2015 in The Hague. Certain Activities…
  • Mar 28

    Jessup Results: Ethiopia

    Jessup Results: Ethiopia
    Congratulations to Haramaya University, winner of the 2015 Ethiopia Rounds in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Enjoy the international rounds in Washington DC! (mew)
Rank this Week: 875

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Mar 31

    Cornerstone Research: Accounting-Related Securities Suits Jump in 2014

    Cornerstone Research: Accounting-Related Securities Suits Jump in 2014
    The number of securities class action lawsuit filings raising accounting allegations rose by 47 percent in 2014 compared to the prior year, according to a new report from Cornerstone Research. The March 31, 2015 report, entitled…
  • Mar 30

    Paris Arts Review

    Paris Arts Review
    The D&O Diary rounded out its European visit last week with a quick weekend visit to Paris. In addition to rendezvous with friends and family, the stopover included several long walks, two encounters with the Parisian contemporary art…
  • Mar 27

    Notes from the London Underground

    Notes from the London Underground
    The D&O Diary was in London this week for meetings and a couple of industry events. Though my schedule on this visit was full, I did have a little time between meetings for a bit of touristing. I have been to London many times…
Rank this Week: 390

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

Covers law practice management, marketing, technology and legal careers.

http://lawyerist.com
  • Mar 31

    Podcast #12: Ellie Krug on Starting a Firm and Litigating as Both a Man and as a Woman

    Podcast #12: Ellie Krug on Starting a Firm and Litigating as Both a Man and as a Woman
    Google is going to start directly penalizing websites that aren’t mobile device–friendly. We explain why this is important. Also, in its secret labs Google is learning to tell whether you are lying or not. Just something else to…
  • Mar 30

    How to Fight Inbox Overload with Outlook

    How to Fight Inbox Overload with Outlook
    The busier your law practice, the more overwhelming your email inbox becomes. Here are three tools in Microsoft Outlook to help manage all those emails.
  • Mar 27

    Starting a Podcast? Here’s What to Buy.

    Starting a Podcast? Here’s What to Buy.
    To save you the frustrating experience I had with getting set up to podcast, here is my just-get-this-stuff list, which is also what we are using right now to record the Lawyerist Podcast.
Rank this Week: 122

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

Covers nursing home abuse and litigation. By Poliakoff & Associates.

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Mar 31

    Protection and Advocacy

    Protection and Advocacy
    If you have a loved one in a nursing home in South Carolina, we encourage you to take a look at the Protection & Advocacy website. This link will take you to a page where you can see P&A Inspection Reports of Community Residential…
  • Mar 30

    Hidden Camera Records Neglect

    Hidden Camera Records Neglect
    Junetta Jenkins, Jasmine Franco, Champagne Anderson, Savannah Harding, Binita Dahal, and Faye Aguillon are facing charges of neglect after one resident’s son called to complain about the care his father was receiving. The man’s…
  • Mar 29

    Politicians Protecting Industry over Citizen

    Politicians Protecting Industry over Citizen
    One 86 year old is fighting for change, but her attempts are being denied by the state Congress. Fern Horton, an 86 year old Oklahoman, has refused to back down from a bill which would help regulate nursing homes by requiring more staff and…
Rank this Week: 161

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Mar 31

    What is litigation finance?

    What is litigation finance?
    In recent years, litigation finance has seen something of a meteoric rise among lawyers and CFOs alike. And yet, the practice still remains something of a mystery. The post What is litigation finance? appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • Mar 30

    AG: Former bar president charged with UPL – lacked license and never attended law school

    AG: Former bar president charged with UPL – lacked license and never attended law school
    A former partner at a Pennsylvania law firm who served at one point as president of her county bar association not only lacked a law… The post AG: Former bar president charged with UPL – lacked license and never attended law…
  • Mar 27

    Is the Legal Market for Talent Brightening?

    Is the Legal Market for Talent Brightening?
    “The job market for newly minted associates is showing signs of improvement,” according to a telephone survey of 350 attorneys which was recently published by Robert Half Legal. Thirty-two percent of attorneys interviewed said…
Rank this Week: 162

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Mar 31

    “JetBlue Pilot Who Caused Flight Diversion Sues Airline for $15 Million”

    “JetBlue Pilot Who Caused Flight Diversion Sues Airline for $15 Million”
    “A JetBlue Airways Corp. pilot whose erratic behavior forced the diversion of a flight from New York to Las Vegas in 2012 sued the airline for $14.9 million, claiming it shouldn’t have allowed him to fly. … [Clayton] Osbon…
  • Mar 31

    Counting the costs of the New Mexico wi-fi suit

    Counting the costs of the New Mexico wi-fi suit
    We posted earlier about a court’s dismissal after five years of the suit by Santa Fe, N.M. resident Arthur Firstenberg against neighbor Raphaela Monribot, over his claims that her electronic devices were exacerbating his condition of…
  • Mar 30

    Labor roundup

    Labor roundup
    “Hard hat dispute pits Amish miners against Labor Dept.” [The Hill] What, ProPublica do a tendentious, one-sided report with NPR on workers’ compensation? Can’t be the ProPublica we know [Joe Paduda, Workers Comp…
Rank this Week: 33

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Mar 31

    Constitution Check: Did the Founders want term limits for Supreme Court Justices?

    Constitution Check: Did the Founders want term limits for Supreme Court Justices?
    Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center's constitutional literacy adviser, looks at comments from Mike Huckabee about the Founders’ intentions for a Supreme Court with term limits and what Alexander Hamilton said about the…
  • Mar 31

    Supreme Court to reexamine patent licensing in Spider-Man toy case

    Supreme Court to reexamine patent licensing in Spider-Man toy case
    When a company buys the licensing rights for a web-slinging toy, does it need to pay royalties to the inventor forever? Or just until the toy’s patent expires? The Supreme Court has already answered this question, but an upcoming…
  • Mar 30

    Supreme Court turns down American flag ban case

    Supreme Court turns down American flag ban case
    On Monday morning, the United States Supreme Court refused to hear a case from California that allowed a public school to ban American flag apparel worn by students.
Rank this Week: 329