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Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 7

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Dec 19

    A Williamson County Online-Solicitation Indictment

    A Williamson County Online-Solicitation Indictment
    In the name and by authority of the State of Texas: The Grand Jury for the _______ term of the ___ Judicial District Court of Williamson County, Texas, having been duly selected, empaneled, sworn, charged, and organized, presents that before…
  • Dec 12

    One in Thirty

    One in Thirty
    Here (pdf) is the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ report on Rape and Sexual Assault Victimization Among College-Age Females, 1995–2013. Some highlights (all statistics are for women aged 18–24 unless otherwise noted): 6.1 out…
  • Dec 11

    Journalism!

    Journalism!
    When I first saw the Rolling Stone UVA rape story by Sabrina Erdely, I’d been thinking about satanic ritual abuse stories because Fran and Dan Keller were in the news. I tweeted: Speaking of satanic ritual abuse: http://t.co/MyO2bC2Cjm…
Rank this Week: 261

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Covers Mississippi criminal and personal injury law. By Coxwell & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mississippilawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Fatal DUI Crashes in Mississippi

    Fatal DUI Crashes in Mississippi
    WJTV News Channel 12 recently reported on the fatal crashes happening across Mississippi during the month of December. Already, from December 12 to December 14, there have been 11 possible crash deaths, which is 8 more than this time last…
  • Dec 19

    Fatal Semi Truck Crash in Vicksburg

    Fatal Semi Truck Crash in Vicksburg
    Earlier this week, a semi truck crash took the life of a woman in Vicksburg. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the incident happened in the eastbound lanes of I-20, near mile marker 2. At this time, very few details have been released about…
  • Dec 15

    Multi-vehicle Accidents in Mississippi

    Multi-vehicle Accidents in Mississippi
    Recently, a tractor-trailer slammed into 11 cars that were stopped on a Mississippi coastal highway and killed a 49-year-old father and his 18-year-old daughter as well as two Louisiana men, ages 23 and 21. Four others were injured. A man was…
Rank this Week: 916

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

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

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Dec 19

    Write for Rights on Alcatraz: From A Prison to A Fortress of Human Right

    Write for Rights on Alcatraz: From A Prison to A Fortress of Human Right
    By: Shaudee Dehghan, Humera Durrani, Lisa Mueller-Dormann, Sarah Rubiaco Upon disembarking from the ferry it immediately became clear to all of us why Ai Weiwei chose the island to showcase his exhibit. The island’s ominous history as a…
  • Dec 17

    Throwing Stones from the Glass House: The View of U.S. Human Rights Violations from Iran

    Throwing Stones from the Glass House: The View of U.S. Human Rights Violations from Iran
    Iranian state-controlled news media have been having an extended field day recently, gleefully reporting on the ever-unfolding news about human rights violations committed by agents of the U.S. government. These include of course the…
  • Dec 17

    Chelsea Manning: ‘Why speaking out is worth the risk’

    Chelsea Manning: ‘Why speaking out is worth the risk’
    From her prison cell in Kansas, Chelsea Manning tells Amnesty International why speaking out against injustice can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Rank this Week: 44

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Dec 19

    Common Divorce Misconception

    Common Divorce Misconception
    When you get divorced, you should expect that everyone will have a comment to share on your situation. From those that disapprove your decision to the ones who become incessantly nosy of the details, many people do not understand the months…
  • Dec 18

    5 Tips for a Cheaper Divorce

    5 Tips for a Cheaper Divorce
    No matter how amicable the divorce may be, it is still a time consuming, messy, and complicated process to see through. Not only will all property, assets, and debts need to be re-organized and amassed accordingly, but a solid financial plan…
  • Dec 17

    Celebrating Divorce Is a New Hot Busine

    Celebrating Divorce Is a New Hot Busine
    Divorce is increasingly being seen as less shameful and more liberating. With the rise in acceptance that accompanies this new life milestone comes the rise new celebrations for the end of a marriage with. One of the ways people are…
Rank this Week: 662

DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 5

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, cases and sentences in California. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    In the Blood: Pros and Cons of Los Angeles DUI Blood Test

    In the Blood: Pros and Cons of Los Angeles DUI Blood Test
    We’re going to look north today, to Idaho, for insight into the often misunderstood arena of Los Angeles DUI blood tests. In an Idaho Supreme Court decision on December 3, 2014, a judge ruled that police must get a warrant before…
  • Dec 17

    DUI Charge Against Texas Judge Nora Longoria Dropped

    DUI Charge Against Texas Judge Nora Longoria Dropped
    Los Angeles DUI attorneys and pundits have been following the story of Nora Longoria, a judge for the 13th Court of Appeals in Texas, who was charged with a DUI in July 2014. Recently, prosecutors dropped her charges. McAllen police say that…
  • Dec 15

    Celebrity DUI: Le’Von Bell Accepts Plea Deal for DUI With Marijuana

    Celebrity DUI: Le’Von Bell Accepts Plea Deal for DUI With Marijuana
    Los Angeles DUI drug arrests may become increasingly common over the next few years, as an increasing number of Californians turn to legal medicinal marijuana for treatment. In August 2014, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Von Bell…
Rank this Week: 824

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

Denise Howell and guests discuss technology law. From the TWiT netcast network.

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Dec 19

    TWiL 286: Litigious Orcs and SOPA Zombie

    TWiL 286: Litigious Orcs and SOPA Zombie
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Sarah Pearson. 12 years of Creative Commons, is Cox liable for customers sharing illegal content? Drones, the first amendment and more. Guests: Jake Heller and Margot Kaminski Download or subscribe to this show…
  • Dec 12

    TWiL 285: Rainy Day DRM

    TWiL 285: Rainy Day DRM
    Hosts: Denise Howell. Transparency and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, is Pirate Bay sunk? Hacking the Keurig DRM, and more. Guests: David Levine, Annemarie Bridy and Jonathan Mayer Photo credit: Robert Couse-Baker …
  • Dec 5

    TWiL 284: Game of Drone

    TWiL 284: Game of Drone
    Hosts: Denise Howell. Drone cinematography in OK GO's new music video, FAA's approval of film production drones, drones that can stalk people, privacy cases and concerns, drone insurance and regulations for production, responsible drone…
Rank this Week: 419

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Dec 19

    Significant Developments in SCM Benchmarking Jurisprudence

    Significant Developments in SCM Benchmarking Jurisprudence
    Within the last two weeks, the Appellate Body has issued two important decisions interpreting the SCM Agreement: US-Carbon Steel (India) (DS436), and US-CVD (China) (DS437). In DS436, India raised numerous complex issues under SCM; in DS437,…
  • Dec 18

    Setting New (Higher) Standards in the Countervailing Measure Review?

    Setting New (Higher) Standards in the Countervailing Measure Review?
    The Appellate Body (AB) report on the “United States –Countervailing Duty Measures on Certain Products from China” (WT/DS437/AB/R) is out. Interestingly, the AB reversed some of panel’s findings. Two reversals stand…
  • Dec 18

    TISA and Privacy

    TISA and Privacy
    The recent leak of a U.S. negotiating text related to TISA has caused some concern, in part due to its potential impact on EU data protection and privacy laws. The text can be found here, and is titled "Trade in...
Rank this Week: 277

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

Covers Texas personal injury news and information. By E. Michael Grossman.

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • Dec 19

    Miguel Julian Killed in Car Accident on US 151 in Madison, WI

    Miguel Julian Killed in Car Accident on US 151 in Madison, WI
    Madison, WI — Miguel Julian was killed in a car accident in Madison, Wisconsin, on Friday, December 12, 2014. The accident took place on US 151, around 7:00 in the morning. Julian’s vehicle had lost control on an icy road and…
  • Dec 19

    Lisa Conforti, Two Others Injured in Pedestrian Accident on US 276 in Brevard, NC

    Lisa Conforti, Two Others Injured in Pedestrian Accident on US 276 in Brevard, NC
    Brevard, NC — Three students were hospitalized after being hit by a Ford Explorer in Brevard, North Carolina, on Friday, December 19, 2014. The accident took place on US 276 and Connestee Trail, around 7:30 in the morning. The three…
  • Dec 19

    Irene Wyatt Killed by Car Accident on Highway 62 near Bellevue, IA

    Irene Wyatt Killed by Car Accident on Highway 62 near Bellevue, IA
    Bellevue, IA — Yesterday afternoon, a local woman was involved in a serious car accident along Highway 62 in Bellevue that resulted in her passing. Police identified Irene Wyatt, 84, as the woman who was killed on Thursday (December 18,…
Rank this Week: 29

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Dec 19

    On the Road to Nonprofit Collaboration

    On the Road to Nonprofit Collaboration
    Nonprofits today are turning to creative collaboration to accomplish their goals. For-profits have long utilized various forms of collaboration to capture market share. With a foray into collaboration, nonprofits now must determine the extent…
  • Dec 17

    Unfriendly Competition?: For-Profits and Nonprofit

    Unfriendly Competition?: For-Profits and Nonprofit
    As nonprofits and for-profits increasingly compete in the same fields, several legal issues are emerging. Two of the main issues are the following: (1) UBIT and (2) for-profit attempts to limit the market nonprofits can attract. Nonprofit…
  • Dec 17

    Belk v. Commissioner—4th Circuit Confirms That Swappable Conservation Easements Are Not Deductible

    Belk v. Commissioner—4th Circuit Confirms That Swappable Conservation Easements Are Not Deductible
    In Belk v. Commissioner, No. 13-2161 (Dec. 16, 2014), the 4th Circuit affirmed a Tax Court ruling that a conservation easement that authorized the parties to agree to “substitutions” or “swaps” (i.e., to remove some or all of the…
Rank this Week: 745

Above the Law

Above the Law

A legal tabloid that provides news and gossip about the profession's colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.

http://abovethelaw.com/
  • Dec 19

    Did Robert McCulloch Just Admit To Suborning Perjury?​

    Did Robert McCulloch Just Admit To Suborning Perjury?​
    Could somebody prosecute this prosecutor?
  • Dec 19

    Associate Bonus Watch: Quinn Emanuel (2014)

    Associate Bonus Watch: Quinn Emanuel (2014)
    Quinn Emanuel associates express differing views about the firm's bonuses this year.
  • Dec 19

    Non-Sequiturs: 12.19.14

    Non-Sequiturs: 12.19.14
    * Still looking for a great gift for your assistant? Corporette presents their annual secretary gift guide! [Corporette] * Marijuana law may be hot, but marijuana legalization may be in hot water: Oklahoma and Nebraska take their case to the…
Rank this Week: 9

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys…

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys Blawg

Covers drug recalls, defective products, auto accidents, trucking accidents, settlements, safety tips, new laws and regulations.

http://thomasjhenrylaw.com/blawg/
  • Dec 19

    4 Children Hit While Boarding NC School Bu

    4 Children Hit While Boarding NC School Bu
    Four children were injured Friday morning after being struck by a vehicle as they attempted to board a school bus in North Carolina.
  • Dec 19

    Three Killed in California Pedestrian Accident

    Three Killed in California Pedestrian Accident
    Three people are dead and another nine are injured as a result of a drunk driving accident in Redondo Beach, California.
  • Dec 18

    U.S. Building Case Against Takata Corp.

    U.S. Building Case Against Takata Corp.
    The federal government is moving forward with investigations into Takata as NHTSA attempts to force nationwide recalls of all vehicles equipped with faulty Takata airbags.
Rank this Week: 264

A Georgia Lawyer

A Georgia Lawyer

Forms, news, musings and commentary from a lawyer working for consumers and injured people.

http://ageorgialawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Caramel Apples Recall (Listeria)

    Caramel Apples Recall (Listeria)
    U.S. and state health officials are investigating a Listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples that has killed at least four people and sickened 28 others in 10 states.Consumers should not eat any commercially produced, prepackaged…
  • Nov 19

    Solgar Inc. Recalls Dietary Supplement

    Solgar Inc. Recalls Dietary Supplement
    The product, ABC Dophilus Powder, was found to contain the fungus rhizopus oryzae, which is linked to the infection mucormycosis. The federal Centers for Disease Control tested the powder after the October death of a preterm infant who had…
  • Nov 7

    AMP Citrate Ingredient Causes Concern

    AMP Citrate Ingredient Causes Concern
    From USA Today:News reports are mentioning AMP citrate, which some consider to be a close cousin of DMAA. AMP citrate is sometimes referred to as methylpentanamine.  Scientists in the United States and the Netherlands testing…
Rank this Week: 707

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

Covers civil rights, criminal law, federalism, and Section 1983. By Norman Pattis and Michael Cernovich.

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Dec 19

    How Zoe Quinn and Margaret Pless Tried Getting Mike Cernovich Killed

    How Zoe Quinn and Margaret Pless Tried Getting Mike Cernovich Killed
    Several weeks ago I heard about an interesting case raising First Amendment issue. In that case, Zoe Quinn, an online agitator and professional panhandler sought to silence her ex-boyfriend for sharing his tale of emotional abuse. Although…
  • Nov 24

    PZ Myers Alleged Rape Victim Speaks Out!

    PZ Myers Alleged Rape Victim Speaks Out!
    PZ Myers was accused of rape by a student. Myers claims the rape allegation is false. Yet rather than call the police to perform a rape kit and conduct a thorough investigatin, Myers used his institutional power and privilege to silence the…
  • Nov 22

    The SJW Dangerous Sexual Predator List

    The SJW Dangerous Sexual Predator List
    There has been much hemming and hawing online about the IGDA blacklist. Many have misrepreseted my position. They are falsely claiming that I said someone could sue for being blocked on Twitter, or could be sued because they were named as a…
Rank this Week: 164

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Dec 19

    Confira os destaques da TV Justiça para o fim de semana

    Confira os destaques da TV Justiça para o fim de semana
    Sexta-feira, 19/12 20h – Grandes Julgamentos do STF Em pauta, o fim de conflitos nas reservas Raposa Serra do Sol, em Roraima, e Caramuru-Catarina Paraguassu, no sul da Bahia. Em ambos os casos, no Plenário do Supremo Tribunal…
  • Dec 19

    Negado seguimento a ADPF contra decreto presidencial sobre emendas parlamentare

    Negado seguimento a ADPF contra decreto presidencial sobre emendas parlamentare
    O ministro Celso de Mello, do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), negou seguimento à Arguição de Descumprimento de Preceito Fundamental (ADPF) 329, ajuizada pelo Democratas (DEM) contra o Decreto 8.367/2014, editado pela…
  • Dec 19

    Suspenso julgamento sobre paridade no pagamento de pensão por morte

    Suspenso julgamento sobre paridade no pagamento de pensão por morte
    Pedido de vista do ministro Luís Roberto Barroso suspendeu, na sessão de plenária de ontem (18), o julgamento do Recurso Extraordinário (RE) 603580, no qual se questiona acórdão do Tribunal de…
Rank this Week: 233

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

Covers various accident, injury, and medical malpractice topics including nursing home abuse and wrongful death. By Farber Law Group.

http://www.washingtoninjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    CDC warns that 5 deaths and many illnesses linked to pre-packaged caramel apple

    CDC warns that 5 deaths and many illnesses linked to pre-packaged caramel apple
    The Seattle Times reports that 28 people have become ill due to an outbreak of listeria food poisoning including a teenage boy from Thurston County. In all, it appears that five people have died and 28 people have become ill and the culprit…
  • Dec 15

    Nursing home assistant faces charges of sexual assault

    Nursing home assistant faces charges of sexual assault
    The Washington State Department of Health has suspended the license of Laszlo Molnar, an Auburn nursing assistant, pending charges of sexual misconduct. According to the WADOH news release, Molnar was allegedly caught on video camera…
  • Dec 11

    NPR exposes "chemical restraint," a type of nursing home abuse

    NPR exposes "chemical restraint," a type of nursing home abuse
    If you have a family member or loved one in a nursing home, you might want to listen to this article produced on National Public Radio (NPR), "Old and Overmedicated: The Real Drug Problem In Nursing Homes." In the article NPR reports that…
Rank this Week: 526

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Dec 19

    In Pursuit of Pluralist Jurisprudence–Singapore

    In Pursuit of Pluralist Jurisprudence–Singapore
    The National University of Singapore Faculty of Law presents In Pursuit of Pluralist Jurisprudence Feb. 5-6, 2015. The pursuit of pluralist jurisprudence – the theoretical and/or philosophical study of law...
  • Dec 19

    General Principles of European Union Law–Brussels, Belgium

    General Principles of European Union Law–Brussels, Belgium
    On the occasion of its 50-year anniversary, Cahiers de Droit Européen is organizing a conference on the General Principles of European Union Law, which will be held in Brussels Sept....
  • Dec 19

    Law and Context–Montreal, Quebec

    Law and Context–Montreal, Quebec
    The Graduate Law Students Association ( l’Association des cycles supérieurs en droit) (AECSD) and the Department of Legal Studies, Faculty of Political Science and Law, Université du Québec à…
Rank this Week: 50

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    FINRA Alleges SWS Financial Services Failed to Supervise Variable Annuity Transaction

    FINRA Alleges SWS Financial Services Failed to Supervise Variable Annuity Transaction
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) filed a complaint against brokerage firm SWS Financial Services, Inc. (SWS Financial) over allegations that from September 2009, to May 2011, SWS Financial had inadequate supervisory systems…
  • Dec 17

    Atlas Energy Oil and Gas Investments: Risks Investors Should Know Part II

    Atlas Energy Oil and Gas Investments: Risks Investors Should Know Part II
    This article follows up on a recent article reported in Reuters concerning Atlas Energy LP’s private placement partnerships in oil and gas. Atlas Resources LLC, a subsidiary the energy group, has filed documents with the SEC for Atlas…
  • Dec 16

    Atlas Energy Oil and Gas Investments: A Risky Proposition Part I

    Atlas Energy Oil and Gas Investments: A Risky Proposition Part I
    As recently reported in Reuters, Atlas Energy LP has marketed itself to investors as a way to get into the U.S. energy boom. By contributing at least $25,000 in a private placement partnership that will drill for oil and gas in states such as…
Rank this Week: 446

Brain Injury News and Information…

Brain Injury News and Information Blog

Covers brain injury, head injury, concussion, coma, traumatic epilepsy and other brain trauma.

http://braininjury.blogs.com/braininjury/
  • Dec 19

    Brain Injury Year End Legislative Update

    Brain Injury Year End Legislative Update
    The following year end legislative update was prepared by the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Administration for Community Living (ACL) The appropriations bill includes a new general…
  • Dec 12

    Introduction to Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income following a Brain Injury--New Webinar

    Introduction to Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income following a Brain Injury--New Webinar
    The Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey will be hosting a webinar intended to be an introduction to issues surrounding social security eligibility for brain injury victims. ersey Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015; 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST The…
  • Nov 24

    Brain Injury Webinars for December

    Brain Injury Webinars for December
    The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is sponsoring two brain injury related webinars for the month of December 2014. The following information has been received from BIAA: Yoga and Neuropharmacology: A New Path Forward Thursday,…
Rank this Week: 826

LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

Covers federal regulation, state and local issues, marine regulation, pipelines, markets and competition and more. By Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

http://www.lnglawblog.com
  • Dec 19

    December 22, 2014 – January 2, 2015

    December 22, 2014 – January 2, 2015
    In observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, LNGLawBlog will not publish its Daily LNG Headlines December 22, 2014 through January 2, 2015.
  • Dec 19

    Cheniere and EDP Energias de Portugal Sign Deal for Corpus Christi LNG Supplie

    Cheniere and EDP Energias de Portugal Sign Deal for Corpus Christi LNG Supplie
    Yesterday, Cheniere Energy announced that its subsidiary, Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC has entered into an agreement with EDP Energias de Portugal S.A. (EDP) under which EDP will purchase approximately 0.77 million tonnes of LNG per year…
  • Dec 19

    First Nations File Court Appeal of B.C. Approval of Kitimat Feeder Pipeline

    First Nations File Court Appeal of B.C. Approval of Kitimat Feeder Pipeline
    The Globe and Mail reports that Canadian First Nations Nadleh Whut’en and Nak’azdli (the First Nations) have filed a court appeal of the British Columbia (B.C.) Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) decision to approve…
Rank this Week: 55

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 311

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

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

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Graciano v. Mercury Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 12, 2104)

    Graciano v. Mercury Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 12, 2104)
    I agree with the Court of Appeal.  There are plenty of cases in which an insurance company acts in bad faith by failing to timely accept a policy limits demand.  The trial court thought that this was one of them.But it's not.…
  • Dec 18

    Lennar Homes v. Stephens (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 18, 2014)

    Lennar Homes v. Stephens (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 18, 2014)
    Pigs get fat.  Hogs get slaughtered.Lennar Homes of California learns that lesson today.It put an incredibly onerous "indemnity" clause into its contract of adhesion with its home buyers, and then tried to enforce that clause to force a…
  • Dec 17

    Arduini v. Hart (9th Cir. - Dec. 17, 2014)

    Arduini v. Hart (9th Cir. - Dec. 17, 2014)
    There's only one published opinion from the Ninth Circuit today.  But it's a procedural doozy.Do you remember your first year of civil procedure?  That's what this case is all about.  (At least as I read it.)  It's about…
Rank this Week: 175

Law Blog

Law Blog

Covers law and business and the business of law. By the Wall Street Journal.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Dec 19

    Third Whistleblower to Collect Reward Related to BofA Settlement

    Third Whistleblower to Collect Reward Related to BofA Settlement
    A former Countrywide Financial Corp. manager is the third whistleblower to receive tens of millions of dollars as part of a record $16.65 billion federal penalty against Bank of America Corp.
  • Dec 19

    Third Whistleblower to Collect Reward Related to BofA Settlement

    Third Whistleblower to Collect Reward Related to BofA Settlement
    A former Countrywide Financial Corp. manager is the third whistleblower to receive tens of millions of dollars as part of a record $16.65 billion federal penalty against Bank of America Corp.
  • Dec 19

    Indiana Supreme Court: Being Drunk and Annoying Is Illegal

    Indiana Supreme Court: Being Drunk and Annoying Is Illegal
    The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that it is illegal to be drunk and annoying -- or what a reasonable person would find to be annoying, anyway.
Rank this Week: 41

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Dec 19

    Department of Justice looking for lawyers to enforce U.S. consumer law

    Department of Justice looking for lawyers to enforce U.S. consumer law
    The Department of Justice's Consumer Protection Branch is looking to hire lawyers to enforce the Nation's consumer laws. And because enforcement of those laws is a frequent topic of this blog, it seemed sensible to post the announcements…
  • Dec 18

    Non-disparagement clause hall of shame -- businesses behaving badly

    Non-disparagement clause hall of shame -- businesses behaving badly
    In a must-read for consumers who value their right to criticize companies they do business with, Techdirt has compiled this list of businesses that employ contract language to try to silence criticism from customers. These companies threaten…
  • Dec 18

    Citing new study, New York bans fracking statewide

    Citing new study, New York bans fracking statewide
    In a victory for consumers and the environment, the administration of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will impose a statewide ban on the controversial technique known as hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" for gas. Reuters quotes state health…
Rank this Week: 243

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Dec 19

    Cool Gear v Silver Buffalo re Trade Dress in Water Bottle Cap

    Cool Gear v Silver Buffalo re Trade Dress in Water Bottle Cap
    “. . . a distinctively configured flip forward spout and elegant elliptical, angled loop handle at the top, and at the side, distinctive texturized surfaces and raised vertical bars, interspersed around the side of the cap.” cool…
  • Nov 25

    ED VA Denies Blackhorse Motion to Dismiss In REDSKINS District Court Appeal

    ED VA Denies Blackhorse Motion to Dismiss In REDSKINS District Court Appeal
    You need a little background on this. There was an inter-partes proceeding before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, where the Blackhorse petitioners successfully petitioned the TTAB to cancel Pro-Football’s REDSKINS trademark on the…
  • Nov 24

    5000 Trademark Blog Post

    5000 Trademark Blog Post
    There have been 5000 posts on The Trademark Blog since May 2002. If your trademark attorney had read all 5000 posts, then they would be informed. If they had written all 5000 posts, then they would be me.
Rank this Week: 326

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features information about and links to Oregon Legal Research resources, in addition to comments about cases, statutes, and interesting events in the world of legal research and law libraries. By Laura Orr.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • Dec 19

    CLEs and Books for Oregon Contract Attorneys, and the Lawyers who Hire Them

    CLEs and Books for Oregon Contract Attorneys, and the Lawyers who Hire Them
    PLF has this contract attorney CLE at their website, in CD, DVD, Streaming video, and MP3 formats. We have the CD & print coursebook in our collection (Washington County Law Library). Contract Attorneys: Managing Expectations and Getting…
  • Dec 18

    Multnomah County Circuit Court 2014 Report on the Multnomah Law Library

    Multnomah County Circuit Court 2014 Report on the Multnomah Law Library
    You can read the Multnomah Law Library Report at the PSU CPS website: “This report reviews the current operations of the Multnomah Law Library and makes recommendations, based on best practices, for ways to restructure the Multnomah Law…
  • Dec 18

    U.S. 19th out of 99 in Latest Access to Justice Ranking

    U.S. 19th out of 99 in Latest Access to Justice Ranking
    “Too many shut out of justice, ABA president says: Wlliam C. Hubbard, president of the American Bar Association, calls it “the justice gap.” Deep down, all Americans believe they have a right to their day in court. They…
Rank this Week: 533

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Another Koons copyright dispute

    Another Koons copyright dispute
    New York Times story here.  Hyperallergic here.
  • Dec 19

    How will the policy shift on Cuba affect the arts?

    How will the policy shift on Cuba affect the arts?
    Nicholas O'Donnell takes a look.
  • Dec 19

    Because they said so?

    Because they said so?
    My friend Peter Dean emails:“I am sure you have seen thisstory by Mark Stryker on the $100M sale of a Cezanne by the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House by now.“I await someone’s lucid explanation of why this is OK, but Randolph…
Rank this Week: 528

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Dec 19

    Promega v. Life Tech: Enablement and Open Claim Element

    Promega v. Life Tech: Enablement and Open Claim Element
    By Jason Rantanen Promega Corp. v. Life Tech. Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2014) Download Promega v Life Tech Panel: Prost (dissenting-in-part), Mayer, Chen (author) This decision is interesting for its enablement analysis, which revolves around the term…
  • Dec 19

    No Willful Infringement Since Infringer’s Litigation Arguments were “Not Without Reason”

    No Willful Infringement Since Infringer’s Litigation Arguments were “Not Without Reason”
    by Dennis Crouch Sryker v. Zimmer (Fed. Cir. 2014) In 2010, Stryker sued its competitor Zimmer for infringing three patents covering pulsed lavage devices used for wound cleaning.  U.S. Patent Nos. 6,022,329, 6,179,807,…
  • Dec 18

    Inventing to Nowhere

    Inventing to Nowhere
    Although it is very much part of a PR campaign, the new documentary Inventing to Nowhere is also really well done.  Now streaming online:
Rank this Week: 144

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

Covers trade secrets, non-competes and computer fraud. By Seyfarth & Shaw LLP.

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 740

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

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

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 352

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Chemin d'Liverpool

    Chemin d'Liverpool
    The Brits have their Liverpool Pathway, and we (now) have the ACA Death Panels, and it appears that the French are well on their way, as well:"Doctors in France will have the right to put terminally-ill patients into a deep sleep until they…
  • Dec 19

    Cavalcade of Risk #224 - Swan Song edition: Call for submission

    Cavalcade of Risk #224 - Swan Song edition: Call for submission
    We'll be hosting next week's Swan Song edition right here at IB. After 8 1/2 years, the Cavalcade of Risk is folding its tent, so don't miss your last opportunity to send in a post.Entries are due by Monday (the 22nd).To submit your …
  • Dec 18

    Green Mountain State Blue

    Green Mountain State Blue
    No sense burying the lede:"Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin on Wednesday dropped his plan to enact a single-payer health care system in his state"This will come as no surprise to regular IB readers, since we've already seen how Vermont has had…
Rank this Week: 332

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

Covers vehicle accidents, clergy abuse, personal injury and wrongful death. By Bisnar & Chase.

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Impaired Driver Suspected In Fatal Redondo Beach Pedestrian Collision

    Impaired Driver Suspected In Fatal Redondo Beach Pedestrian Collision
    Police say that a physically disabled woman, who has been accused of causing a pedestrian accident in Redondo Beach that killed four and injured several others, was under the influence of prescription drugs. According to a news report in the…
  • Dec 12

    Woman Killed in Irvine Pedestrian Accident

    Woman Killed in Irvine Pedestrian Accident
    Oanh Tranh, 47, of Costa Mesa, was killed in an Irvine pedestrian accident after a vehicle hit her on the sidewalk. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the fatal accident occurred the morning of December 10, 2014 on…
  • Dec 9

    Discussion Revived about Link Between Brain Injury and Mental Instability

    Discussion Revived about Link Between Brain Injury and Mental Instability
    Recently, the news of Ohio State University football player Kosta Karageorge has once again raised the important issue of the link between traumatic brain injuries and mental instability. According to an NBC News report, Karageorge allegedly…
Rank this Week: 49

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Sponsorship ID Police Strike Again

    Sponsorship ID Police Strike Again
    $115,000 consent decree for questionable “Special Reports” on Las Vegas TV station The fake news business appears to have been booming in 2009 – at least as far as we can tell from a couple of FCC enforcement actions. Last…
  • Dec 19

    Update: Comment Deadlines Set in Contest Rule Proceeding

    Update: Comment Deadlines Set in Contest Rule Proceeding
    Last month we reported on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) aimed at dragging the on-air contest rule (i.e., Section 73.1216) into the 21st Century. The NPRM has now made it into the Federal Register, which means that we now know the…
  • Dec 18

    Professional Football Team in Nation's Capital Loses Name, Logo, Color

    Professional Football Team in Nation's Capital Loses Name, Logo, Color
    A tale of two cities – Washington and Bucharest – and two trademark battles It’s big news when a storied sports franchise loses its identity. And that’s what’s happened with a prominent professional football…
Rank this Week: 515

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

Covers auto laws and auto accident law in California. By Bisnar Chase LLP.

http://www.trafficaccidentnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Woman Killed In Hawthorne Car Accident

    Woman Killed In Hawthorne Car Accident
    Yvette Latrice Freeman, 49, was killed in a car accident in Hawthorne after the Access Services van in which she was traveling was rear-ended by a suspected drunk driver. According to a news report in the Daily Breeze, the fatal accident…
  • Dec 12

    Three Injured in Garden Grove Car Accident

    Three Injured in Garden Grove Car Accident
    Two women and a 10-year-old girl were injured in a Garden Grove car accident when a vehicle crashed into Pho 86 Restaurant. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the injury crash occurred the afternoon of December 8,…
  • Dec 8

    Elderly Woman Fatally Injured in Riverside County Pedestrian Accident

    Elderly Woman Fatally Injured in Riverside County Pedestrian Accident
    An elderly woman was killed in a Riverside pedestrian accident after an SUV struck her while crossing the roadway. According to a news report in The Press Enterprise, the fatal accident occurred the morning of December 4, 2014. Police say the…
Rank this Week: 72

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Dec 19

    Job Ad

    Job Ad
    Mary Ward Legal Centre Seeks a full-time Housing Solicitor to undertake a wide range of casework including defending possession proceedings, disrepair actions and homelessness appeals. You will have a minimum of two years experience of…
  • Dec 16

    Of Penalties and Possession

    Of Penalties and Possession
    Charalambous & Anor v Maureen Rosairie Ng & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 1604 The Court of Appeal has again thrown the cat among the tenancy deposit protection pigeons. In Charalambous it had to grapple with the, admittedly fairly rare…
  • Dec 15

    Not quite, Minister

    Not quite, Minister
    Following the Upper Tribunal judgment in SSWP v David Nelson and Fife Council, SSWP v James Nelson and Fife Council [2014] UKUT 0525 (AAC) [our report], the DWP has issued a Circular - HB U6/2014 The thing is that it isn't quite…
Rank this Week: 336

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Dec 19

    Obama’s Bold Sony Statement: Canceling The Interview Was a ‘Mistake’

    Obama’s Bold Sony Statement: Canceling The Interview Was a ‘Mistake’
    In his end-of-year press conference today, President Barack Obama called the decision by Sony Pictures Entertainment to cancel the release of its film The Interview a “mistake.” “I am sympathetic to the threats they…
  • Dec 17

    The Evidence That North Korea Hacked Sony Is Flimsy

    The Evidence That North Korea Hacked Sony Is Flimsy
    Today Sony canceled the premiere of “The Interview” and its entire Christmas-Day release of the movie because of fears that terrorists might attack theaters showing the film. The actions show just how much power the attackers…
  • Dec 16

    Former Employees Are Suing Sony Over ‘Epic Nightmare’ Hack

    Former Employees Are Suing Sony Over ‘Epic Nightmare’ Hack
    The plot of the Sony hack drama has taken a new turn. Two former employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment filed a class-action lawsuit against the studio giant on Monday for failing to properly secure sensitive employee data. The recent…
Rank this Week: 27

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

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

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 177

Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

Analysis and commentary on trends and developments in life sciences and health care law. By Reed Smith.

http://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 801

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Dec 19

    Law firm challenge brings in $200K

    Law firm challenge brings in $200K
    The numbers are in, and the law firm challenge for Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank took in about $200,000 this year.The total of cash, online, and food donations came from 39 participating law firms in the annual event in support of the…
  • Dec 19

    TWU suing LSBC over rejection of accreditation

    TWU suing LSBC over rejection of accreditation
    Trinity Western University is not taking rejection by the lawyers of British Columbia well. Yesterday it announced it will sue the Law Society of British Columbia over its Oct. 31 decision to reverse its earlier recognition of TWU School of…
  • Dec 19

    News Roundup — December 19, 2014

    News Roundup — December 19, 2014
    CanadaIRFAN-Canada appealing to Federal Court to disregard government's ruling as unconstitutional, Toronto StarPamela Porter gets jail time for money laundering linked to husband's alleged 'superhospital' fraud, The National PostWoman gets…
Rank this Week: 260

BD Law Blog

BD Law Blog

Features news, updates and thoughts regarding broker-dealer and investment adviser regulation and legal and compliance issues. By the Beck Law Firm, LLC.

http://www.bdlawblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Lessons learned from putting on "the Suit."

    Lessons learned from putting on "the Suit."
    Every now and then I use my blog to share with you things not necessarily related to the law, or to our practice areas of financial markets law, estate planning or business law. Today's one of those days, and I...
  • Dec 9

    SEC Sanctions Audit Firm

    SEC Sanctions Audit Firm
    The SEC announced settled administrative proceedings against eight audit firms for alleged violations of the auditor independence rules in connection with audits of broker-dealers. According to the SEC's press release, in agreeing to settle…
  • Nov 11

    The Basics of Rule 2510 - Discretionary Account

    The Basics of Rule 2510 - Discretionary Account
    NASD Rule 2510 governs discretionary accounts. It details how discretionary accounts are to be established and also sets forth the requirements for the use of time and price discretion. In this short video, Joel Beck provides an overview of…
Rank this Week: 766

New Jersey Senate Republicans

New Jersey Senate Republicans

Provides legislative support to teh Republican senators in the Legislature of the State of New Jersey.

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=Rr9IF0xl3RGXd835_w6H4A
  • Dec 19

    Senate Passes Bucco Bill to Expedite Jobs, Cut Local Spending

    Senate Passes Bucco Bill to Expedite Jobs, Cut Local Spending
    Legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Budget Officer Anthony Bucco to authorize local governments to email permits, receipts and bills was unanimously passed by the state Senate. “This legislation will modernize the way local…
  • Dec 19

    Senate Passes Kean’s Bipartisan Jobs Bill to Foster Innovation

    Senate Passes Kean’s Bipartisan Jobs Bill to Foster Innovation
    Legislation is a key part of Senate Republican’s New Package of Jobs Bills Being Rolled Out Across NJ The state Senate unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean to create a post-doctoral fellowship…
  • Dec 18

    Senate Passes Kean Bill to Make NJ a Hub for Driverless Vehicle

    Senate Passes Kean Bill to Make NJ a Hub for Driverless Vehicle
    The state Senate passed legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean to make New Jersey a hub for the development, testing and implementation of driverless vehicles. “The people of New Jersey, our workforce and economy…
Rank this Week: 650

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

Covers global developments in labor and employment law. By Greenberg Traurig.

http://www.gtleblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    NLRB Adopts New Election Rule

    NLRB Adopts New Election Rule
    Written by Howard L. Mocerf This week the National Labor Relations Board adopted new union election rules by a 3-2 vote. Characterized by dissenting Board members as “The Mount Everest of Regulations,” the new rules will result in…
  • Dec 16

    NLRB Decision Allows Non-Work Related Use of a Company Email System

    NLRB Decision Allows Non-Work Related Use of a Company Email System
    Last week the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reversed the Register Guard decision and declared that employees who have access to a company email system now have the right to use that system, on non-working time, to voice their…
  • Dec 16

    Illinois to Welcome New Year with New Employment Law

    Illinois to Welcome New Year with New Employment Law
    Written by Howard L. Mocerf Three new employment laws will take effect for Illinois employers beginning Jan. 1, 2015: the “Ban the Box” law prohibiting employers from including on job applications inquiries into whether an…
Rank this Week: 911

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 194

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Dec 19

    Cuba Diarie

    Cuba Diarie
    I went to Cuba in mid-November 2014 as part of a delegation of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution to learn about the legal system and dispute resolution there. I am grateful to Bruce Meyerson for organizing and leading this ……
  • Dec 18

    Strong UNCITRAL Study Cited by United Nation

    Strong UNCITRAL Study Cited by United Nation
    My colleague, Professor S.I. Strong, recently conducted a large-scale empirical study on the use and perception of international commercial mediation and conciliation that appears to be the first of its kind. The information was gathered to…
  • Dec 16

    Is Legal Education a Zombie?

    Is Legal Education a Zombie?
    Lately, we have talked about Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Prince Charming, fairy godmothers, aristocrats, wicked witches, mutant children, beasts, step-sisters, cooks, doctors, firefighters, and boy scouts. (Note several different…
Rank this Week: 757