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Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Jan 26

    Third Circuit on Public Employees, Free Speech, and Mistakes of Fact

    Third Circuit on Public Employees, Free Speech, and Mistakes of Fact
    This is my snow-shoveling half-time break:A New Jersey police officer picked up a campaign yard sign for a mayoral candidate. A fellow police officer spotted him in the act. The next day, one of his supervisors confronted him about supporting…
  • Jan 23

    SCOTUS on Whistleblowers and Regulation

    SCOTUS on Whistleblowers and Regulation
    Earlier this week, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in DHS v. MacLean.In 2003 (sometimes these case take a while to unfold!), a federal air marshal received a text that TSA was " cancelling all overnight missions from Las Vegas until…
  • Jan 22

    Lawffice Space - Now on CaseText

    Lawffice Space - Now on CaseText
    I am excited to announce that CaseText now features content from Lawffice Space. What is CaseText, you ask? Well, it has text... from cases. And much, much more. The site has a lot of community-sourced info (it's like crowd-sourcing but the…
Rank this Week: 616

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ...

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ...
    The IPKat weblog was exceptionally busy last week.  Our page counter recorded no fewer than 39,271 site visits, making it our second best week on record.  Even so, it's possible that, amid the flurry of breaking news and patent…
  • Jan 26

    Monday miscellany

    Monday miscellany
    With just six days to go, the IPKat's sidebar poll on IP and the International Women's Leadership Forum has attracted a wide array of opinions and little apparent consensus. Do please feel welcome to participate in this poll (which email…
  • Jan 25

    Women in IP leadership roles: MIP respond

    Women in IP leadership roles: MIP respond
    Last week, in "A woman's place is in ... the lead: thoughts on an upcoming IP Forum", here, the IPKat reviewed a forthcoming International Women's Leadership Forum on Intellectual Property and asked some fairly simple questions about women's…
Rank this Week: 28

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 213

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Jan 26

    Roca Labs False and Misleading Advertisement

    Roca Labs False and Misleading Advertisement
    A class action lawsuit filed in California highlights issues that a number of people (including consumers, attorneys, journalists, and forensic accountants) have been discussing. I will let the complaint speak for itself. The highlights…
  • Jan 21

    Why Multi-Level Marketing “Million Dollar Earner” Status is Nonsense

    Why Multi-Level Marketing “Million Dollar Earner” Status is Nonsense
    Multi-level marketing companies are quick to tout the success of their “million dollar earners.” Sounds impressive, doesn’t it? Who doesn’t want to make a million dollars? Except that phrase “million dollar…
  • Jan 21

    Fraud Training: What is Financial Statement Fraud?

    Fraud Training: What is Financial Statement Fraud?
    Financial statement fraud includes intentional, material misrepresentations. Tracy Coenen explains the concept of financial statement fraud to a group.
Rank this Week: 75

Business Blog

Business Blog

Covers business law, labor & employment, real estate and securities and finance topics. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Jan 26

    Affidavit of Merit in Negligence Suit Must Be From Like-Licensed Professional

    Affidavit of Merit in Negligence Suit Must Be From Like-Licensed Professional
    The Appellate Division recently held that New Jersey’s Affidavit of Merit (AOM) statute requires a supporting AOM from a “like-licensed” professional in all malpractice or negligence cases within the scope of the statute.…
  • Jan 23

    Eat More Kale Trademark Dispute Is A David vs. Goliath Situation

    Eat More Kale Trademark Dispute Is A David vs. Goliath Situation
    The battle over the Eat More Kale trademark appears to be over. After a much-publicized dispute with fast-food company Chick-fil-A, a Vermont small business owner can now take the final steps to perfect his federal trademark. The trademark…
  • Jan 22

    President’s Initiatives Regarding Cybersecurity and Data Protection

    President’s Initiatives Regarding Cybersecurity and Data Protection
    On January 20, President Barak Obama made his State of the Union Address. Among the “tasks that lie ahead,” the President’s initiatives involve cybersecurity and data privacy. In his address, the President’s…
Rank this Week: 787

Charlotte Law Library News

Charlotte Law Library News

Covers research, books and library news. From the Charlotte School of Law library team.

http://charlottelawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jan 26

    Links We Love Weekly Round-Up — January 26, 2015

    Links We Love Weekly Round-Up — January 26, 2015
    Beastie Boys Seek $2.4M from Monster Energy to Cover Legal Fees in Copyright Case Lawyers for the hip-hop group Beastie Boys have asked a federal judge to make Monster Energy Company drink pay millions in legal fees in a copyright ……
  • Jan 22

    Staff Spotlight: Aithyni Rucker – Does “Cultural Fit” have a Negative Impact on Diversity & Inclusion?

    Staff Spotlight: Aithyni Rucker – Does “Cultural Fit” have a Negative Impact on Diversity & Inclusion?
      “Does “Cultural Fit” have a Negative Impact on Diversity & Inclusion?” By Aithyni Rucker Aithyni Rucker is a Career Counselor and Diversity Coordinator at Charlotte School of Law.  This article was…
  • Jan 21

    Entrepreneurial Practice Portal: Digital Tools and Skills for the 21st Century Lawyer

    Entrepreneurial Practice Portal: Digital Tools and Skills for the 21st Century Lawyer
    Because of changes in the legal profession, legal education also much change.  Charlotte School of Law was designed and developed by legal educators who realized that old models of legal education must be improved upon.  Our mission…
Rank this Week: 358

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Jan 26

    New UCL Prop. 64 standing opinion: Sarun v. Dignity Health

    New UCL Prop. 64 standing opinion: Sarun v. Dignity Health
    In Sarun v. Dignity Health, ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Dec. 15, 2014; pub. ord. Jan. 6, 2015), the plaintiff's UCL and CLRA causes of action alleged that the defendant hospital failed to disclose that it charged uninsured patients more for…
  • Jan 23

    Post-Brinker class certification opinion of note: Martinez v. Joe's Crab Shack Holding

    Post-Brinker class certification opinion of note: Martinez v. Joe's Crab Shack Holding
    Almost a year ago, I put together a list of twelve post-Brinker class certification opinions of note in wage and hour cases. One of the opinions was Martinez v. Joe’s Crab Shack Holdings, 221 Cal.App.4th 1148 (2013), in which the...
  • Jan 22

    New UCL "unlawful" prong opinion: Audio Visual Services Group, Inc. v. Superior Court

    New UCL "unlawful" prong opinion: Audio Visual Services Group, Inc. v. Superior Court
    In Audio Visual Services Group, Inc. v. Superior Court, ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Jan. 21, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Three) held that the trial court should have sustained the defendant's demurrer to the…
Rank this Week: 98

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jan 26

    Does the Same-Sex Marriage Cert Grant Imperil the Affordable Care Act?

    Does the Same-Sex Marriage Cert Grant Imperil the Affordable Care Act?
    by Michael DorfIn my latest Verdict column, I argue that the SCOTUS cert grant in the Sixth Circuit same-sex marriage (SSM) cases makes it all but a foregone conclusion that the Court will recognize a right to SSM by the end of the current…
  • Jan 23

    Some Thoughts on Pre-Trial Publicity Inspired by Jury Duty

    Some Thoughts on Pre-Trial Publicity Inspired by Jury Duty
    By Michael DorfLast October, I received a summons for jury duty. Because it was the middle of the semester, I postponed my service to what should have been winter break, but as it worked out, I ended up with a new summons to appear on the…
  • Jan 22

    Cuomo Takes the Reins On the Teacher-Bashing Bandwagon

    Cuomo Takes the Reins On the Teacher-Bashing Bandwagon
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananIt is fair to conclude that Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York wants to be President.  If Hillary Clinton chooses not to run in 2016, Cuomo would immediately be cast as the favored candidate of the Democratic…
Rank this Week: 231

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
Rank this Week: 932

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    The Day Gossip Died (Updated)

    The Day Gossip Died (Updated)
    Many strange things have happened to me as a result of this blog. I’ve been on the side of a bus, punked the New York Times in an April Fool’s gag, and found myself on the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal. But my name in…
  • Jan 13

    Roca Labs, Snake Oil and Randazza

    Roca Labs, Snake Oil and Randazza
    I’m on a roll lately writing about idiotic defamation cases, so I might as well do one more. I’ve ignored this one until now. And no, this isn’t about me. It’s about irreverent First Amendment badass Marc Randazza…
  • Jan 8

    Je Suis Charlie

    Je Suis Charlie
    Two of the cartoons on this page are caricatures of the prophet Mohammed. Before yesterday, I couldn’t imagine circumstance where I would publish them, both because this blog doesn’t deal with religious issues and because such…
Rank this Week: 380

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

Covers legal malpractice basics, cases and news. By Andrew Lavoott Bluestone.

http://blog.bluestonelawfirm.com/
  • Jan 26

    Judiciary Law 487 in a Real Estate Setting

    Judiciary Law 487 in a Real Estate Setting
    The Business Judgment rule protects condo and coop boards from many claims. Chief among them are the day-to-day decisions on how to run the building.  Do we fix the elevators?  Do we change the boiler?  Shall we give the super…
  • Jan 23

    Perhaps Showing Up For the Deposition Was the Better Choice

    Perhaps Showing Up For the Deposition Was the Better Choice
    In this legal malpractice action Estate of Alston v Ramseur  2015 NY Slip Op 00490  Decided on January 21, 2015 Appellate Division, Second Department the attorney is defending against a claim that there was a departure from good…
  • Jan 22

    Legal Malpractice in the Major

    Legal Malpractice in the Major
    Clients sometimes exaggerate or have high hopes about  their damages.  They sometimes  do so in order to interest attorneys in taking their legal malpractice case.  Often, they will inform the potential attorney that…
Rank this Week: 165

El Blog de Derecho Publico de…

El Blog de Derecho Publico de Sevach

Covers public law and legislation. By Professor J.R. Chaves.

http://contencioso.es/
  • Jan 26

    De administrativistas, civilistas y percebeiro

    De administrativistas, civilistas y percebeiro
           Me pregunta un preocupado padre si su hijo que acaba de ultimar el grado de Derecho debiera ser administrativista o civilista, y si eso le permitiría cumplir los dos sueños de todo homínido:…
  • Jan 23

    El graduado en Derecho no tiene quien le convoque la prueba de acceso a la abogacía

    El graduado en Derecho no tiene quien le convoque la prueba de acceso a la abogacía
     Así como el coronel de la obra de García Márquez esperaba la carta que no llegaba, durante mas de quince años, concediéndole la pensión a que tenía derecho, una legión de flamantes…
  • Jan 21

    El Tribunal europeo extiende al cliente del abogado la protección de los consumidore

    El Tribunal europeo extiende al cliente del abogado la protección de los consumidore
     La Directiva 93/13/CEE del Consejo de 5 de Abril de 1993 se ocupó de las cláusulas abusivas en los contratos celebrados entre profesionales y consumidores y ha cumplido veinte años largos con un amplio reguero de…
Rank this Week: 713

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Jan 26

    Racialized Violence and American Liberalism

    Racialized Violence and American Liberalism
    Daniel Kato, Constitutionalizing Anarchy: Liberalism, Lynching, and the Law, 10 J. of Hate Stud. 143 (2012).Aziz RanaFor nearly a century in the American South, lynching as a practice of racialized violence persisted openly and with minimal…
  • Jan 23

    The Federalism Argument for Judicial Diversity

    The Federalism Argument for Judicial Diversity
    Sharon E. Rush, Federalism, Diversity, Equality, and Article III Judges: Geography, Identity, and Bias, 79 Mo. L. Rev. 119 (2014).Nancy LeongFor the past several years, commentators have discussed the importance of diversity in the federal…
  • Jan 21

    Cyber-Sexual Harassment

    Cyber-Sexual Harassment
    Danielle Citron, Hate Crimes in Cyberspace, Harvard University Press (2014).Robin WestDanielle Citron’s Hate Crimes in Cyberspace is a breakthrough book. It has been compared, and with good reason, to Catherine MacKinnon’s Sexual…
Rank this Week: 268

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

Covers the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. By John L. Welch.

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    Recommended Reading: Aaron and Nordemann: The Concepts of Trademark Use in the EU and the USA

    Recommended Reading: Aaron and Nordemann: The Concepts of Trademark Use in the EU and the USA
    Tara M. Aaron and Axel Nordemann consider the role of trademark "use" in the United States and the European Union, in "The Concepts of Use of a Trademark Under European Union and United States Trademark Law." Of course, "use in commerce" is a…
  • Jan 23

    TTAB Test: Must "47 AG" Be Disclaimed for SiIver Jewelry?

    TTAB Test: Must "47 AG" Be Disclaimed for SiIver Jewelry?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark COOMI 47AG for "silver jewelry," absent a disclaimer of "47AG." Applicant appealed. Examining Attorney Patty Evanko maintained that "Ag" is the chemical symbol for silver and "47" is silver's atomic…
  • Jan 23

    TTABlogger Named to 2014 "World Trademark Review 1000"

    TTABlogger Named to 2014 "World Trademark Review 1000"
    It's happened again! Yours truly has been included in the 2014 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000. (link here). [This time, the blog got a mention. It's something like having a child bring home a good report card.]
Rank this Week: 179

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Jan 26

    Proxy Access Punt: Glass Lewis’ New Policy on Counterproposal

    Proxy Access Punt: Glass Lewis’ New Policy on Counterproposal
    On Friday, Glass Lewis issued a statement about how it will treat proxy access shareholder proposals through this WSJ article. The article opens with: Proxy advisory firm Glass, Lewis & Co. is considering recommending shareholders vote…
  • Jan 23

    Our New “Proxy Advisors Handbook”

    Our New “Proxy Advisors Handbook”
    Spanking brand new. By popular demand, this comprehensive “Proxy Advisors Handbook” covers all you need to know about dealing with ISS and Glass Lewis (it’s now posted on our “Proxy Advisors” Practice Area). This…
  • Jan 22

    Academic Gang War! 34 Professors Protest Grundfest/Gallagher Paper

    Academic Gang War! 34 Professors Protest Grundfest/Gallagher Paper
    The sporadic occasion of law firms coming together to issue a white paper on a topic that could use consensus perhaps has spread to the academic world. Except the professors don’t seek a consensus view – they seek a retraction.…
Rank this Week: 287

New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

Covers dissolution and other disputes among New York corporations, LLCs and partnerships. By Peter A. Mahler.

http://www.nybusinessdivorce.com/
  • Jan 26

    Take the 50% Shareholder/Dissolution Pop Quiz!

    Take the 50% Shareholder/Dissolution Pop Quiz!
    Think you know the rules governing a 50% shareholder's standing to seek statutory and common-law judicial dissolution of a closely held corporation? Test yourself with a pop quiz in this week's New York Business Divorce.
  • Jan 19

    “Jerk Insurance” Takes on New Meaning in Buyout Dispute

    “Jerk Insurance” Takes on New Meaning in Buyout Dispute
    A recent federal court decision in a high-stakes case resolved a dispute over the interpretation and application of what's commonly called a "jerk insurance" provision in a shareholder buyout agreement. Learn more in this week's New York…
  • Jan 12

    Court Declines Jurisdiction Over Claim for Common-Law Dissolution of Delaware Corporation

    Court Declines Jurisdiction Over Claim for Common-Law Dissolution of Delaware Corporation
    In the face of Second Department case law rejecting subject-matter jurisdiction over statutory dissolution claims involving foreign business entities, the plaintiffs in Bonavita v Savenergy, Inc. argued to Justice Timothy Driscoll that he…
Rank this Week: 685

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/
  • Jan 26

    NYT: Nursing Homes Seek Guardianships (And Fees) To Collect Unpaid Nursing Home Cost

    NYT: Nursing Homes Seek Guardianships (And Fees) To Collect Unpaid Nursing Home Cost
    In a major investigative report, The New York Times describes findings that nursing homes in counties throughout the state of New York are agressively seeking appointment of non-family members as guardians for residents of their facilities.…
  • Jan 26

    Justice in Aging: New Name plus Long-Standing Commitment

    Justice in Aging: New Name plus Long-Standing Commitment
    National Senior Citizens Law Center, an important advocate for low income seniors in the U.S. since its inception in 1972, has announced a new identity, "Justice in Aging." But, don't worry, this change represents a deepening of…
  • Jan 25

    Proposed Regs from the VA

    Proposed Regs from the VA
    The Federal Register on January 23, 2015 included a proposed rule from the VA on Net Worth, Asset Transfers, and Income Exclusions for Needs-Based Benefits. Here is an excerpt from the executive summary This proposed rulemaking would amend…
Rank this Week: 182

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Jan 26

    Corp Fin’s No-Action Relief: 5-Business Day Debt Tender Offers Allowed

    Corp Fin’s No-Action Relief: 5-Business Day Debt Tender Offers Allowed
    On Friday, Corp Fin’s Office of Mergers & Acquisitions issued a no-action response as fleshed out by this Gibson Dunn blog by Jim Moloney & Andrew Fabens (we’re posting memos about this in our “Tender Offers”…
  • Jan 22

    M&A Retention Plans: Market Trends & Best Practice

    M&A Retention Plans: Market Trends & Best Practice
    Here’s an excerpt from this recent Towers Watson memo from Scott Oberstaedt and Mary Chico: When we dissected the responses to identify retention plan design features and practices that were most effective in enhancing retention,…
  • Jan 21

    Model Rule Exempting M&A Brokers Proposed by NASAA

    Model Rule Exempting M&A Brokers Proposed by NASAA
    Here’s news from this blog by David Jenson of Stinson Leonard Street: The Broker-Dealer section of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has proposed a model uniform state rule (the “Model Rule”)…
Rank this Week: 580

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Jan 26

    Mortgage borrowers “helped” — at mortgage borrowers’ expense

    Mortgage borrowers “helped” — at mortgage borrowers’ expense
    Who could possibly have seen this coming? [Arnold Kling]: Servicing [of mortgages] has been traditionally a very low-margin business, with the whole ballgame about keeping costs low. Back in 2009, policy makers treated mortgage servicers like…
  • Jan 25

    Colorado cake clash controversy

    Colorado cake clash controversy
    No, that “bake me an anti-gay cake” guy in Denver has no legal case. Now back to real issues [Volokh, our coverage of conflict between bake-my-cake lawsuits and individual liberty] Tweet Tags: discrimination law Colorado cake…
  • Jan 25

    Schools roundup

    Schools roundup
    Illinois school district warns parents that in doing investigations under new cyber-bullying law it may require students to hand over their Facebook passwords [Vice Motherboard; earlier on "cyber-bullying"] Powerful, from Christina Hoff…
Rank this Week: 64

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: 9

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Jan 26

    Keeping Better Note

    Keeping Better Note
    Yellow legal pads, containing what at least to a casual observer might seem unintelligible scribbles, abound in most lawyers' offices. Of course, good legal business practice dictates that we take copious and clear notes to identify work we…
  • Jan 23

    Things Lawyers Say They Love About the Cloud

    Things Lawyers Say They Love About the Cloud
    In nearly seven years of building and leading a company that provides practice management solutions for the legal profession, you hear a lot about the pains and joys of being a lawyer. I’ve engaged with hundreds (if not thousands) of…
  • Jan 22

    10 Tips: Why I Love Publishing to SlideShare

    10 Tips: Why I Love Publishing to SlideShare
    What’s not to like about a large, highly targeted B2B market with low competition? Not much. That’s why SlideShare has become the Internet’s largest platform for sharing presentations. With 60 million unique visitors every…
Rank this Week: 394

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Covers European copyright law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/
Rank this Week: 821

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    Brave New World

    Brave New World
    Tiffany & Co. made some waves over the past several weeks when it featured a same sex couple in its “Will You?” engagement campaign.  Tiffany is the first “famous” brands to take this path, and they are…
  • Jan 23

    We Prefer A More Subtle, Delicate Approach

    We Prefer A More Subtle, Delicate Approach
    For those of you who have been with us since the beginning of this wonderful collaboration of legal and marketing types, known as DuetsBlog, you also know we have a mascot dubbed Duey — he’s depicted in the squirrel graphic at the…
  • Jan 22

    Tacking: It’s Not Just for Judges Anymore

    Tacking: It’s Not Just for Judges Anymore
    The U.S. Supreme Court doesn’t frequently take on trademark cases, so yesterday’s release of its decision in Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank should have been pretty exciting (available here). We discussed the case back in June…
Rank this Week: 201

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury topics such as auto accidents, premises liability, worker's compensation, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and dog bites. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

http://www.chicagopersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    Weekend Car Accident on Lake Shore Drive Leaves 2 Injured

    Weekend Car Accident on Lake Shore Drive Leaves 2 Injured
    The type and layout of a road can influence the types of collisions most likely to occur in an area. Roads with intersections, stop lights, and stop signs may lead to failure-to-yield crashes which often include multiple cars colliding in a…
  • Jan 23

    NBA's Ty Lawson Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

    NBA's Ty Lawson Arrested on Suspicion of DUI
    According to Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, there are nearly 300,000 drunk driving episodes every day in American but only about 4,000 of these motorists are arrested for their actions. That means that more than 98 percent of drunk drivers…
  • Jan 22

    Single Car Crash on I-55 Leaves 2 People Injured

    Single Car Crash on I-55 Leaves 2 People Injured
    Insurance estimates indicate that a typical American driver will be involved in three to four car accidents over the course of their lifetimes. If you drive more than average or if you are often a passenger in a vehicle, the odds of being…
Rank this Week: 607

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Jan 26

    Commissioner Ponders Whether To Exempt Real Estate Brokers From Investment Adviser Registration

    Commissioner Ponders Whether To Exempt Real Estate Brokers From Investment Adviser Registration
    Last week, the Commissioner of Business Oversight issued an invitation for comment on whether to exempt real estate brokers from the investment adviser certification requirement under the Corporate Securities Law of 1968.  The exemption…
  • Jan 23

    Magna Carta Friday – King John Guarantees The Freedom Of The English Church

    Magna Carta Friday – King John Guarantees The Freedom Of The English Church
    As I’ve mentioned, this year marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta by King John at Runnymede.  I previously posted the introduction and my translation of the original Latin of the 1215 version.  Today,…
  • Jan 22

    Some LLC Names Slip Past California’s Statutory Ban

    Some LLC Names Slip Past California’s Statutory Ban
    The California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act explicitly bans a number of different words from being included in LLC names: The name shall not include the words “bank,” “trust,” “trustee,”…
Rank this Week: 382

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jan 26

    Graham on Doctrinal Innovations in Tort Law

    Graham on Doctrinal Innovations in Tort Law
    Kyle Graham (Santa Clara) has posted to SSRN The Diffusion of Doctrinal Innovations in Tort Law. The abstract provides: This article examines the diffusion of “innovations” — new ideas — in tort law. Drawing from a larger body of…
  • Jan 23

    Xarelto Mass Tort Docket Established in Philly

    Xarelto Mass Tort Docket Established in Philly
    Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Administrative Judge Kevin Dougherty has created a mass tort docket for Xarelto, a blood thinner alleged to cause uncontrollable and sometimes fatal bleeding. Approximately 75 cases will be transferred to…
  • Jan 21

    NPR Covers MA Disclosure and Early Offer Law

    NPR Covers MA Disclosure and Early Offer Law
    In 2012, Massachusetts enacted a disclosure and early offer law for medical injuries. NPR covers the law here. There's not much empirical data (it's fairly early), but the story describes a particular case: The law mandates that people give…
Rank this Week: 124

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    New Mexico Court of Appeals to Hear Aid in Dying Case

    New Mexico Court of Appeals to Hear Aid in Dying Case
    In January 2014, a New Mexico trial court  ruled that patients have a fundamental right to aid in dying under the state constitution. This afternoon, the New Mexico Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the case, captioned…
  • Jan 24

    5th International Conference on Advance Care Planning and End-of-Life Care (ACPEL)

    5th International Conference on Advance Care Planning and End-of-Life Care (ACPEL)
    The 5th International Conference on Advance Care Planning and End-of-Life Care (ACPEL) will be held from 9 to 12 September 2015 in Munich, Germany.  The Call for Abstracts is open until 15 Feb 2015. Already booked sessions include:Does…
  • Jan 23

    Death Test: Criteria for Screening and Triaging to Appropriate ALternative Care (CRISTAL)

    Death Test: Criteria for Screening and Triaging to Appropriate ALternative Care (CRISTAL)
    Australian critical care physician Ken Hillman and health services researcher Magnolia Cardona-Morrell have just published a new checklist in BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care:  "Development of a Tool for Defining and…
Rank this Week: 304

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jan 26

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, January 26, 2015

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, January 26, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Top Ugandan rebel commander Dominic Ongwen is due to make his first appearance at the…
  • Jan 25

    Current Guantanamo Detainee Publishes Diary

    Current Guantanamo Detainee Publishes Diary
    by Deborah Pearlstein by Deborah Pearlstein While I’ve no insights into why the government finally permitted current Guantanamo detainee Mohammedou Slahi to publish the diary he hand wrote in English back in 2005, several years into his…
  • Jan 25

    Guest Post: A Response to Kevin Jon Heller

    Guest Post: A Response to Kevin Jon Heller
    by Nimrod Karin by Nimrod Karin [Nimrod Karin is a J.S.D. candidate at New York University School of Law. From 2006 to 2012 he served as a legal adviser to the Israel Defense Forces at the International Law Department of the Military…
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The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    Bookings for the online course on tenancy agreements ending tomorrow

    Bookings for the online course on tenancy agreements ending tomorrow
    Just a quick heads up to let you know that my online course on tenancy agreements will be starting on Wednesday. So the bookings will close the night before – 10.30 on Tuesday.  This Tuesday. The ultimate guide to tenancy…
  • Jan 24

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 19 January

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 19 January
    All the blog posts from the past week on the Landlord Law Blog and some extra reading for you too
  • Jan 23

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #188

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #188
    Ben looks at awards for unlawful eviction and harassment in the civil and criminal courts and asks that the punishment should fit the crime ...
Rank this Week: 395

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Jan 26

    You’re Going to Want to Keep Up with the Singing River Health System Debacle

    You’re Going to Want to Keep Up with the Singing River Health System Debacle
    Having been both busy at work and playing hurt for the last four weeks, I have not been able to study the ongoing Singing River Health System pension debacle enough to add anything to the conversation. But it has quickly become THE big legal…
  • Jan 21

    January Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    January Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the January issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter: $600,000 verdict- Jackson federal court First Amendment / retaliation case discussed here and here (overturning verdict)…
  • Jan 20

    The Fix is in?

    The Fix is in?
    Judges might be appalled to know how much parties theorize that the judge ruled against them because “the other side got to the judge” or “the fix was in.” It doesn’t happen all the time. But it’s not…
Rank this Week: 491

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Covers employment related privacy issues. Published by Philip Gordon of Littler Mendelson's Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group.

http://www.littler.com/blog/workplace-privacy-counsel
Rank this Week: 857

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

Covers public policy and business issues involving the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    $131 Million and 887 Papers: Demise of California's First Stem Cell Grant Program

    $131 Million and 887 Papers: Demise of California's First Stem Cell Grant Program
    The $3 billion California stem cell agency on Thursday is expected to put to rest its oldest grant program – an effort that was begun with bravado in 2005 but minus the cash to back it. It was a matter -- at the time -- of showing the…
  • Jan 24

    A California Stem Cell Mystery is Solved

    A California Stem Cell Mystery is Solved
    The California stem cell agency today cleared up one of the mysteries involving next Thursday’s meeting of its governing board and likely action on a training program. The agency last Saturday posted the agenda for the meeting that…
  • Jan 23

    The California Stem Cell Agency and Its Unnecessary Mysterie

    The California Stem Cell Agency and Its Unnecessary Mysterie
    For the second month in a row, the California stem cell agency, which sits on top of $3 billion in taxpayer cash, is playing a mystery game with the public. Coming up next Thursday is a meeting of the 29-member board of the agency. These…
Rank this Week: 406

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 17

New York Law Notes

New York Law Notes

Provides a summary of an Appellate Division case of special interest to New York practitioners.

http://drdiekman.podbean.com
  • Jan 25

    Summary judgment in a personal injury action, and feigned issues of fact.

    Summary judgment in a personal injury action, and feigned issues of fact.
    Practice point:  Defendant established its entitlement to judgment as a matter of law dismissing the complaint through the submission of plaintiff's deposition testimony, which established that he was unable to identify the cause of…
  • Jan 23

    An application to stay arbitration.

    An application to stay arbitration.
    Practice point:  An application to stay arbitration is made, pursuant to CPLR 7503[c], when the petition is filed, not when it is served. The petition must be served within 20 days from the date that the petitioner received the demand…
  • Jan 22

    Trivial defects.

    Trivial defects.
    Practice point:  Property owners may not be held liable for trivial defects, not constituting a trap or nuisance, over which a pedestrian might merely stumble, stub a toe, or trip. There is no minimal dimension test or per se rule that…
Rank this Week: 350

Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

Cover cyberlaw, libraries, media and higher education. By Daithí Mac Síthigh.

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Jan 25

    Law and Culture: new virtual issue of Legal Studie

    Law and Culture: new virtual issue of Legal Studie
    From the editors of Legal Studies comes news of their second ‘virtual issue’, on the theme of ‘law and culture’. Virtual issues are made up of previously published articles, based around a theme. The first such issue…
  • Jan 12

    Smart people sign up for Smart Cities event

    Smart people sign up for Smart Cities event
    I’m delighted to share news of a two-day workshop on “Designing Smart Cities – opportunities and regulatory challenges” at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow) later this year (31st March/1st April). The event takes…
  • Jan 10

    Games and gambling

    Games and gambling
    Two pieces of mine have recently appeared in online law journals. They are available without charge or login from the journals concerned; both journals are open access journals. You can also download the articles from SSRN. The…
Rank this Week: 691

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

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

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Jan 25

    To Litigate or To Mediate?

    To Litigate or To Mediate?
    The loss of a loved one coupled with an actual or perceived impropriety in the handling of his/her estate often results in contentious estate litigation. And, while litigation may ultimately resolve the dispute, it is not always the best…
  • Jan 23

    Hull on Estates #403 – Costs in litigation

    Hull on Estates #403 – Costs in litigation
    Listen to Hull on Estates #403 – Costs in litigation Today on Hull on Estates, Noah Weisberg and Paul Trudelle discuss the recent Court of Appeal decision of Heston-Cook v. Schneider and the effects this has on cost awards in estate…
  • Jan 23

    Blended Cost

    Blended Cost
    “Blended costs” were endorsed last year by the Court of Appeal for Ontario in Sawdon Estate v. Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Canada. The policy underling such costs orders is that there are situations in which a…
Rank this Week: 91

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/
  • Jan 25

    IRS is Hard Boiled on Poached "Eggs Fu Young"

    IRS is Hard Boiled on Poached "Eggs Fu Young"
    Compensation for pain and suffering resulting from the consensual performance of a service contract is not “damages” under I.R.C. section 104(a)(2) and must be included in gross income This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Jan 23

    Cash in Your Structured Settlement So You Can Enjoy Your Weekend?

    Cash in Your Structured Settlement So You Can Enjoy Your Weekend?
    So you get some tender vittles in your wallet, but it's not for going out and joining everyone who is "twerking for the weekend" Lovergirl. Selling your structured settlement is expensive money. It... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Jan 23

    What is A Structured Annuity?

    What is A Structured Annuity?
    A structured annuity is a type of qualified funding asset used to fund the payment of future damages from the settlement of a lawsuit or legal dispute. A structured annuity is fully customizable... This is a content summary only. Please click…
Rank this Week: 67

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

Fictional account of a junior barrister practising at the English Bar.

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Jan 25

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
  • Jan 18

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
  • Jan 11

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
Rank this Week: 962

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jan 25

    Live From "L" -- The Role of Law in Fighting ISIL

    Live From "L" -- The Role of Law in Fighting ISIL
    The American Bar Association Section of International Law will present the fifth annual "Live from L" program, a unique opportunity for international lawyers and students of international law to hear directly from the Office of the…
  • Jan 25

    Lord’s Resistance Army Commander Dominic Ongwen is Transferred to the International Criminal Court for Prosecution on Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes in Uganda

    Lord’s Resistance Army Commander Dominic Ongwen is Transferred to the International Criminal Court for Prosecution on Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes in Uganda
    Following his surrender on January 6, 2015, Senior Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander Dominic Ongwen has been transferred to the International Criminal Court (ICC). In 2005, 6he ICC had issued a warrant for his arrest for war crimes…
  • Jan 25

    Experts to Review UN Peacekeeping

    Experts to Review UN Peacekeeping
    U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has nominated an Advisory Group of Experts to conduct a policy and institutional review of the peacebuilding architecture and then to develop recommendations based on this work. The seven experts named to…
Rank this Week: 166

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 97

Product Liability Law Blog

Product Liability Law Blog

Covers defective product topics such as auto recalls, automotive product liability, defective seatbelt and restraint systems, electrical product defects, and toxic tort/environmental cases. By The Gilbert Law Group

http://productliabilitylawblog.com/
  • Jan 25

    Booster Seat Ratings Explained

    Booster Seat Ratings Explained
    If you're a first-time parent, when your child is big enough for a booster seat, it can be confusing to choose the right one. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has a rating system for booster seats that can help you ensure…
  • Jan 21

    Honda Fined $70 Million for Missing Safety Data

    Honda Fined $70 Million for Missing Safety Data
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) fined Honda $70 million after the company admitted to violating the TREAD act. The TREAD act is a law from 2000 that requires auto manufacturers to submit quarterly reports about car…
  • Jan 18

    What's the Safest Vehicle for Your Teen Driver?

    What's the Safest Vehicle for Your Teen Driver?
    When your teen reaches driving age, it can seem like the scariest time in your life. Suddenly your child is licensed to be behind the wheel of a car all alone on the roadway. As a parent, one of your priorities is to ensure that your teen is…
Rank this Week: 783

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 176

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 25

    Glossip, Grant, and Cole. Not Warner

    Glossip, Grant, and Cole. Not Warner
    Question 1: Is it constitutionally permissible for a state to carry out an execution using a three-drug protocol where (a) there is a well-established scientific consensus that the first drug has no pain relieving properties and cannot…
  • Jan 22

    The California Way: Perjury with Impunity

    The California Way: Perjury with Impunity
    I've talked before about how the courts mostly just blow it off when the prosecutor commits misconduct.  Maybe he says improper things during closing argument.  Maybe he asks questions he knows he can't ask hoping to get away with…
  • Jan 16

    As Long As It Was Policy

    As Long As It Was Policy
    Imagine, if you will (and if you won’t, go away).Someone you know and care about is murdered.  Viciously.  The evidence points to you.Police come, show your mother the incriminating evidence, and ask her if you did it.No, she…
Rank this Week: 354

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports, and other matters of general interest to the Houston business, professional, and academic communities. Published by Houston attorney Tom Kirkendall.

http://blog.kir.com/
Rank this Week: 113

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Jan 25

    FDA Warning Letters: Two Dairies and a Seafood Processor

    FDA Warning Letters: Two Dairies and a Seafood Processor
    Two dairies and a seafood processor were notified about alleged food-safety violations in the latest round of warning letters posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In November 2014, FDA inspected Sunny Boys Dairy in…
  • Jan 25

    Food Safety in Number

    Food Safety in Number
    (This article by Advik Shreekumar was published Jan. 6, 2015, by the Harvard Political Review and is reposted here with permission.) On March 23, 2013, the civic organization Smart Chicago launched an ambitious program to enhance the…
  • Jan 25

    After 2014 Outbreak, Food Safety Summit Steps Up Precaution

    After 2014 Outbreak, Food Safety Summit Steps Up Precaution
    The incident was tailor-made for snarky headlines: Foodborne illness sickens hundreds of attendees at conference dedicated to food safety. That’s exactly what happened at last April’s Food Safety Summit (FSS) in Baltimore, when…
Rank this Week: 60