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Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Jun 30

    Francisco Javier Zamora Cabot on the US Supreme Court case of Obb Personenverkehr AG v. Sach

    Francisco Javier Zamora Cabot on the US Supreme Court case of Obb Personenverkehr AG v. Sach
    Francisco Javier Zamora Cabot has placed the following paper on SSRN: Access of Victims to Justice and Foreign Conducts: The U.S.S.C. Gives Another Turning of the Screw in the Obb Personenverkeher V. Sachs Case, on Sovereign Immunity The text…
  • Jun 30

    Brussels IIbis recast

    Brussels IIbis recast
    The European Commission today published the Proposal for the Brussels IIbis Recast and issued a press release. There are no changes to jurisdiction in divorce matters, but quite a few significant ones on parental responsibility. The…
  • Jun 29

    On Mutual Trust and the Brexit (Seminar)

    On Mutual Trust and the Brexit (Seminar)
    A new session within the series Seminario Julio D. González Campos, organized by the Department of Private International Law of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, will be held on July 8th, 2016, starting at 10:30 pm. The…
Rank this Week: 112

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Harvard-Ravel Digitization Project Adds Mass. and Delaware Case

    Harvard-Ravel Digitization Project Adds Mass. and Delaware Case
    A Massachusetts case from 1884. An update today on the joint project of Harvard Law School and Ravel Law to digitize Harvard’s entire collection of U.S. case law, which they say is the most comprehensive and authoritative database of…
  • Jun 30

    An Affordable, Versatile Bluetooth Keyboard for Any Mobile Device

    An Affordable, Versatile Bluetooth Keyboard for Any Mobile Device
    When I shopped recently for a Bluetooth keyboard for my iPad Air 2, I felt like Goldilocks in search of that one that would fit just right. I wanted a keyboard that would be natural to type on and easy to use and that didn’t…
  • Jun 29

    TheFormTool Releases New Database Version Tomorrow; Discounts Through Today

    TheFormTool Releases New Database Version Tomorrow; Discounts Through Today
    TheFormTool – a product I once described as “smart, simple document assembly – starts shipping its newest product tomorrow and is offering purchase discounts through today. The new product, Doxserá DB, is a database…
Rank this Week: 309

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

Covers birth injuries, medical device liability, medical misdiagnosis and surgical errors. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticeattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 478

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Jun 30

    Ladies, Take A Lesson From Solo If You Want Equality At Biglaw

    Ladies, Take A Lesson From Solo If You Want Equality At Biglaw
    Oh, the irony that an operation called Diversity Lab  (along with Stanford Law and Bloomberg Law ) was the sponsor of the first ever Women in Law Hackathon. Diversity? Right. The Woman-in-Law Hackathon was anything but – unless you…
  • Jun 24

    How Solos and Smalls Feel About Those $180k Biglaw Salaries.

    How Solos and Smalls Feel About Those $180k Biglaw Salaries.
    For the past two weeks, the tiny-minded legal world has been obsessed with one issue: Cravath’s announcement  that it would raise starting first year associate salaries to $180,000 (the first significant movement from the $160,000…
  • Jun 21

    Solo Cycle: Tips for Bicycling Lawyer

    Solo Cycle: Tips for Bicycling Lawyer
    Welcome back, Peter T. Anderson, D.C. Bike Lawyer  whom we profiled last week about his niche bike practice. This week, Peter discusses the recreational side of biking, sharing his expert tips on must-have bike gear for commuting…
Rank this Week: 771

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Jun 30

    The Industry Reacts to Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee

    The Industry Reacts to Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee
    On June 20th, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision in Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee, which may not have wide-reaching implications on the U.S. patent landscape but will nonetheless be troubling to patent owners. In a…
  • Jun 29

    Why courts rely on §101 when other sections of the statute seem far better suited

    Why courts rely on §101 when other sections of the statute seem far better suited
    Diamond v. Diehr specifically warned about §102 improperly influencing the §101 analysis, so a §101 analysis was presumably considered separate from a §102, §103 or §112 analysis. Fast forward a little more than…
  • Jun 28

    The rise of efficient infringement, a problem for universitie

    The rise of efficient infringement, a problem for universitie
    Recent overhauls to America’s patent laws have forced universities and other patent owners into a corner when asserting their rights. Last October, The New York Times reported on the rise of “efficient infringement”…
Rank this Week: 688

But I Do Have a Law Degree

But I Do Have a Law Degree

A lawyer turned stay at home mom chronicles life after law firms.

http://www.butidohavealawdegree.com/
  • Jun 30

    Hello Out There

    Hello Out There
    You know how when friend calls you, and you keep meaning to call them back, but then the longer it gets you're almost get too embarrassed to call them back because so much time has passed, and then you are filled with shame and question…
  • Apr 27

    Coming Full Circle

    Coming Full Circle
    When I was in 5th grade, I decided I wanted to be a writer.  I was obsessed with Judy Blume and became equally obsessed in writing my own young adult novel.  I began writing first drafts of first chapters of various books, never…
  • Apr 6

    When the World Becomes Scary

    When the World Becomes Scary
    I was living in London on April 20, 1999 when the Columbine shooting happened.  It was all over the London tabloids.  And I remember it not primarily for the horror of it all, though that's of course its legacy.  I remember it…
Rank this Week: 869

Environmental Crimes Blog

Environmental Crimes Blog

Covers environmental crimes and enforcement, from pre-trial to trial strategy. By Walter D. James III.

http://environmentalblog.typepad.com/environmental_crimes_blog/
  • Jun 30

    Suspension and Debarment – a Strategy?

    Suspension and Debarment – a Strategy?
    On June 15, 2016, the Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee (ISDC) released its annual report to Congress setting out statistics and providing a summary of federal agency suspension and debarment activities for the 2015 fiscal year.…
  • Jun 17

    Arming the Government

    Arming the Government
    The Wall Street Journal ran an article today (http://www.wsj.com/articles/why-does-the-irs-need-guns-1466117176) that the number of “non-Defense Department federal officers authorized to make arrests and carry firearms (200,000) now…
  • Jun 10

    The Origins of an Environmental Crimes Case

    The Origins of an Environmental Crimes Case
    It has often been said that the only difference between an environmental criminal investigation and civil enforcement is who discovers the violation first. And how does a violation get uncovered, as there are numerous instances of a company…
Rank this Week: 746

Native American Legal Update

Native American Legal Update

Covers Native American art, gaming, employment, and treaties. By Foster Pepper.

http://www.nativelegalupdate.com/
  • Jun 30

    Tlingit-Haida Tribes Acquire Billion-Dollar International Contracting Firm

    Tlingit-Haida Tribes Acquire Billion-Dollar International Contracting Firm
      The Central Council of Tlingit-Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska is doing something few tribal organizations do. This month the Tribes acquired KIRA, Inc., an international maintenance contracting company that has undertaken more…
  • Jun 28

    9th Circuit Upholds Tribal Treaty Rights In Salmon Culverts Case

    9th Circuit Upholds Tribal Treaty Rights In Salmon Culverts Case
    Kitsapsun.com The 9th Cirucit Court of Appleals has ruled that Washington state must repair road culverts that are blocking salmon from swimming to spawning areas because the pipes violate fishing rights protected by tribal treatie.  The…
  • Jun 27

    Dollar General Case Highlights Tribal Sovereignty In Business Dealing

    Dollar General Case Highlights Tribal Sovereignty In Business Dealing
     By Lisa Nagele-Piazza, SHRM-SCP, J.D., senior legal editor for SHRM. A tribal court for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has jurisdiction to decide a case involving a teen worker at a Dollar General store on tribal land who…
Rank this Week: 779

Wait A Second!

Wait A Second!

Covers civil rights opinions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. By Bergstein & Ullrich, LLP.

http://secondcircuitcivilrights.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Limited duration property improvements for disabled child may violate Fair Housing Act

    Limited duration property improvements for disabled child may violate Fair Housing Act
    The Second Circuit holds that a town in western New York may have violated the Fair Housing Act after it gave homeowners a chance to modify their property to accommodate their disabled child but required them to eliminate the improvements…
  • Jun 28

    Company can fire employees for refusing to sit for interviews arising from AG investigation

    Company can fire employees for refusing to sit for interviews arising from AG investigation
    This employment dispute asks whether an employer had cause to fire two employees who did not comply with an order to explain themselves in the context of a government investigation into possible criminal conduct.The case is Gilman v. Marsh…
  • Jun 27

    Supremes strike down DOL overtime regulation for auto dealership

    Supremes strike down DOL overtime regulation for auto dealership
    The Fair Labor Standards Act is the law that requires employers to pay you minimum wage and overtime if you work more than 40 hours a week. The overtime rule has a zillion exceptions, however. This case from the Supreme Court looks at one of…
Rank this Week: 835

State Bar of Texas Blog

State Bar of Texas Blog

Features Texas lawyers and legal professionals. By the State Bar of Texas.

http://blog.texasbar.com/
  • Jun 30

    Attorney fraud alert: Don’t let fake clients scam you

    Attorney fraud alert: Don’t let fake clients scam you
    Texas lawyers continue to lose trust account funds to scammers posing as clients. Attorneys should be extra-vigilant for scams of this type, and never issue a check from a trust account until deposited funds have been collected. Matters…
  • Jun 29

    Texas criminal defense lawyers to lead Declaration of Independence reading

    Texas criminal defense lawyers to lead Declaration of Independence reading
    To celebrate the 240th anniversary of the United States, criminal defense attorneys across the state will lead readings of the Declaration of Independence later this week. Ahead of the Fourth of July holiday, members of the Texas Criminal…
  • Jun 29

    Take a Break: Show us how you de-stress with #LawyerVacay

    Take a Break: Show us how you de-stress with #LawyerVacay
    Practicing law can be stressful, so it’s important to take time to decompress. Heavy workloads and client stories can take a toll on lawyers both physically and psychologically. That’s why we recently started a monthly work-life…
Rank this Week: 822

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: 19

InfoBytes Blog

InfoBytes Blog

Monitors and reports on news, legal developments and legislative actions affecting the financial services industry. By Buckley Sandler LLP.

http://www.infobytesblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    CFPB Monthly Complaint Snapshot Highlights Consumer Loan Complaint

    CFPB Monthly Complaint Snapshot Highlights Consumer Loan Complaint
    On June 28, the CFPB released its monthly complaint report focusing on consumer loans, including vehicle loans and leases, installment loans, title loans, and pawn loans. According to the report, of the 906,400 consumer complaints across all…
  • Jun 30

    FDIC Conducts Survey on Banks’ Small Business Lending Practice

    FDIC Conducts Survey on Banks’ Small Business Lending Practice
    On June 28, the FDIC announced that it is conducting a survey to collect information on banks’ small business lending practices. Selected at random, approximately 2,000 FDIC-insured banks will participate in the web-based small dollar…
  • Jun 30

    FSOC Rescinds Nonbank Financial Company’s “Too-Big-to-Fail” Designation

    FSOC Rescinds Nonbank Financial Company’s “Too-Big-to-Fail” Designation
    On June 29, the Financial Stability Oversight Counsel (FSOC) announced that it rescinded its July 2013 “systemically important” designation of a Connecticut-based financial company. FSOC’s July 2013 designation subjected the…
Rank this Week: 929

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Discusses of compliance, conflicts, intake and other risk issues for law firm risk professionals.

http://www.lawfirmrisk.com/
  • Jun 30

    WEBINAR: Managing External Vendor Risk (Drivers, Trends & Approaches)

    WEBINAR: Managing External Vendor Risk (Drivers, Trends & Approaches)
    Here's an upcoming webinar, on a timely topic, which may be of interest: Vendor Procurement, Risk and Relationship Management.Jointly produced by Intapp and HBR Consulting, this event will explore the various factors causing firms to pay…
  • Jun 29

    UPDATE: 2016 Risk Survey Reports Published

    UPDATE: 2016 Risk Survey Reports Published
    An exciting update to share (inasmuch as risk news actually excites – though, since I'm talking to "my people" in this corner of the internet, I feel safe using the adjective): "2016 Law Firm Risk Roundtable Survey Highlights Evolving…
  • Jun 28

    Brexit, Stage Risk

    Brexit, Stage Risk
    Brexit is making big news and big waves. Here are some of the latest stories on this significant development:"Law Firms Face Uncertain Future As Brexit Result Hits Markets" --"Clifford Chance senior partner Malcolm Sweeting said the so-called…
Rank this Week: 917

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate
    Here is your daily Law Fact from Wise Law for Thursday June 30, 2016. Today we are talking about Will sand EstatesA video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jun 30, 2016 at 6:36am PDTEstate property over $200,000 is divided between the…
  • Jun 29

    LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation

    LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday June 29, 2016. Today we are talking about Civil Litigation.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jun 29, 2016 at 6:28am PDTOntario’s Small Claims Courts have jurisdiction…
  • Jun 28

    Lawfact of the Day: Family Law

    Lawfact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday June 28, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jun 28, 2016 at 6:33am PDTMany custody disputes in Ontario family law matters are now…
Rank this Week: 162

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Here, Have a BREXIT

    Here, Have a BREXIT
    The British are leaving!  The British are leaving!  Many people on all sides of “the pond” last week watched the Brits’ vote to leave the European Union with interest, and were shocked when they actually voted to…
  • Jun 29

    A Favorite New York Landmark Deemed a Famous Trademark

    A Favorite New York Landmark Deemed a Famous Trademark
    It is not easy to establish fame for purposes of showing a likelihood of dilution by blurring.  Owner of the Empire State Building marks rose to the challenge in a recent decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“the…
  • Jun 28

    Lights, Camera…Now Take Action

    Lights, Camera…Now Take Action
    – Jason Sprenger – President, Game Changer Communications Imagine for a moment you’re back in the year 1963…the time of Mad Men, the beginning of Beatlemania, the year of the “I Have a Dream”…
Rank this Week: 194

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/
  • Jun 30

    Q2 2016 Quick Links, Part 2 (Terrorism Content, Hate Speech, Thiel/Gawker, Censorship & More)

    Q2 2016 Quick Links, Part 2 (Terrorism Content, Hate Speech, Thiel/Gawker, Censorship & More)
    Terrorism Content * Washington Post: “There’s a new tool to take down terrorism images online. But social media companies are wary of it.” For good reason. If all it takes to scrub content permanently is to deem it…
  • Jun 29

    Q2 2016 Quick Links, Part 1 (Intellectual Property)

    Q2 2016 Quick Links, Part 1 (Intellectual Property)
    Copyright * Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin, No. CV 15-03462-RGK (AGRx) (C.D. Cal. June 23, 2016): Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven isn’t substantially similar to Spirit’s Taurus. The plaintiff’s lawyer explains why it was a…
  • Jun 28

    Web Host Defeats Copyright Liability Despite Mishandled Takedown Notice–Hydrenta v. Luchian

    Web Host Defeats Copyright Liability Despite Mishandled Takedown Notice–Hydrenta v. Luchian
    The plaintiff produces pornography and distributes it through paid membership sites. The defendants run ad-supported websites that allow users to upload videos, a total of 475,000 user-submitted videos. Moderators screen user submissions to…
Rank this Week: 105

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Electronic Inventory Management Patent Unpatentable Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Electronic Inventory Management Patent Unpatentable Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    In a final written decision, the Board found the challenged claims of a electronic inventory tracking patent to be unpatentable under 35 U.S.C. § 101 and that the claims were directed to the abstract idea of inventory management. "[T]he…
  • Jun 29

    Unified Patents Members Not Real Parties-in-Interest

    Unified Patents Members Not Real Parties-in-Interest
    In the decision granting inter partes review, the Board rejected the patent owner's arguments that institution should be denied for failure to identify all real parties-in-interest. "The mere fact that members provide payment to [the…
  • Jun 28

    Newly Assigned District Judge Orders Reconsideration of Prior Order Invalidating Patents-in-Suit Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Newly Assigned District Judge Orders Reconsideration of Prior Order Invalidating Patents-in-Suit Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    The newly assigned district judge sua sponte moved to reconsider the previous district judge's summary judgment ruling that plaintiffs' marketing analysis patents were invalid for lack of patentable subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101.…
Rank this Week: 331

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

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

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Jun 30

    New Report Looks at Campaign Finance Laws in Seven Countrie

    New Report Looks at Campaign Finance Laws in Seven Countrie
    There is frequent discussion and debate about U.S. campaign finance laws and the increasing amounts spent by candidates running for the U.S. Congress. Certain aspects of campaign finance regulation have been the subject of judicial review by…
  • Jun 29

    An Interview with Rose Likins, Field Study Student

    An Interview with Rose Likins, Field Study Student
    Today’s interview is with Rose Likins, a field study student from the Master of Library and Information Science Program at the University of Maryland, who is assisting in the Public Services Division at the Law Library of Congress.…
  • Jun 28

    Law Library Event—Depiction of Law in Film and Television

    Law Library Event—Depiction of Law in Film and Television
    The Law Library of Congress and the Library’s Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation will offer a program highlighting the depiction of law in film and television on Wednesday, July 20. The event will feature Professor of Law…
Rank this Week: 558

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

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

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

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Jun 30

    Steps to Take If a Customer Gets Injured On Your Business Property

    Steps to Take If a Customer Gets Injured On Your Business Property
    Whenever a customer is injured on a company’s property, it can have serious consequences for the business owner. By opening its doors to the public, a business assumes a certain amount of liability for anything that happens to potential…
  • Jun 29

    5 Reasons People Delay Applying For Social Security Disability Benefit

    5 Reasons People Delay Applying For Social Security Disability Benefit
    People put off applying for SSD for a variety of reasons, all of which are perfectly understandable. Dealing with a disability or illness can be life-consuming, and many people do not have the extra time or energy to devote to making sense of…
  • Jun 28

    An Intro to Personal Injury Law for the Layman

    An Intro to Personal Injury Law for the Layman
    Lawsuits can be pretty intimidating, but there are a number of situations where a lawsuit could be your best option. For example, if you were buried under a mountain of medical bills because you were in a car crash that wasn’t your…
Rank this Week: 827

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

Covers China business, travel and news. By Dan Harris and Steve Dickinson.

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Starting A China Online Marketplace. No Don’t.

    Starting A China Online Marketplace. No Don’t.
    I alone must get some version of the following email (the below is a quick conglomeration of two that I received just this morning!) at least once a week, not to mention the other China lawyers in my firm: My name is Norberto and I am from…
  • Jun 30

    Import Sensitive China Products: Importer Beware

    Import Sensitive China Products: Importer Beware
    Over the last several years, many US importers have called me after learning that they are facing liability for antidumping and countervailing duties on a number of different products. These duties can be in the millions of dollars, even…
  • Jun 29

    China Negotiating, China Healthcare, Deers in Headlights: This is China

    China Negotiating, China Healthcare, Deers in Headlights: This is China
    I have recently been communicating via email with a good friend of mine who has lived in Shanghai for around 20 years. He had written me about our recent series on negotiating with Chinese companies. In particular, we talked about when…
Rank this Week: 167

Searcy Law Blog

Searcy Law Blog

Features opinions, editorials, and factual reporting in connection with injured victims, defective products, law, drug recall, and other related topics. By Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA.

http://www.searcylaw.com/what-you-should-know/practice-area-blog/
  • Jun 30

    VW ‘Dieselgate’ Settlement Benefit Consumers, Environment

    VW ‘Dieselgate’ Settlement Benefit Consumers, Environment
    News of “Dieselgate” broke in the Fall 2014, when vaunted vehicle-maker Volkswagen was accused of dodging federal emissions laws by rigging its automobiles so they would pass smog tests. The summer of 2015 saw the scandal came to…
  • Jun 28

    Stop Selling Vehicles with Recalled Airbags!!

    Stop Selling Vehicles with Recalled Airbags!!
    Report calls for a stop to death and injuries — 11 deaths and over 100 injuries The “largest and most complex safety recall in U.S. history,” according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, took another…
  • Jun 27

    Takata Airbag Recall Balloons — 7 Automakers Join List

    Takata Airbag Recall Balloons — 7 Automakers Join List
    NHTSA Calls Controversy ‘Largest and Most Complex Safety Recall in U.S. History’ The consumer-safety threat posed by defective airbags in millions of vehicles worldwide has escalated again. On June 2, seven automobile…
Rank this Week: 731

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

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

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Jun 30

    Light at the End of the (Channel) Tunnel

    Light at the End of the (Channel) Tunnel
    The decision to hold a referendum as to whether the United Kingdom (UK) should remain a member of the European Union (EU) introduced the term “Brexit” into the global political lexicon. Now that the UK has voted to leave the EU,…
  • Jun 30

    Engagement: New Imperative

    Engagement: New Imperative
    Investors expect a new approach to engagement—one that covers important topics, meets their needs, and often involves directors. Companies with effective engagement programs are seizing the opportunity to build important relationships…
  • Jun 30

    The Role of Mutual Funds in Corporate Governance

    The Role of Mutual Funds in Corporate Governance
    Mutual funds hold about a quarter to a third of outstanding shares of U.S. companies in the past decade and therefore have the potential to play a pivotal role in corporate governance. In our article, The Role of Mutual Funds in Corporate…
Rank this Week: 110

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

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

    Texas diverges from SEC on portal handling of investor fund

    Texas diverges from SEC on portal handling of investor fund
    By Jay Fishman, J.D. While the SEC prohibits crowdfunding portals from handling investor funds, the Texas State Securities Board has proposed to amend its crowdfunding exemption to relax this prohibition. As proposed, a Texas crowdfunding…
  • Jun 29

    Timbervest proceeding remanded to SEC to hear additional evidence

    Timbervest proceeding remanded to SEC to hear additional evidence
    By Amanda Maine, J.D.The D.C. Circuit has remanded proceedings against Timbervest LLC to the SEC for the purpose of hearing additional evidence relating to the SEC’s original disgorgement order; in particular, an agreement of settlement…
  • Jun 28

    Tax condition lets oil company out of unfavorable merger

    Tax condition lets oil company out of unfavorable merger
    By Anne Sherry, J.D.The inability to procure a legal opinion allowed Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE) to back out of an unfavorable merger with The Williams Companies, Inc. The energy market tanked after the parties agreed to the merger,…
Rank this Week: 148

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: 8

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 218

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

Devoted to the civil litigators of South Florida, their goings and doings, their peculiarities and personalities, all done with humor, love, jealousy, snark and just a little bit of class.

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Florida! Your Vacation Wonderland Toxic Hell Hole

    Florida! Your Vacation Wonderland Toxic Hell Hole
    Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Rick Scott pandered while Florida putrefied. Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared an emergency as Florida's Treasure Coast becomes less of a treasure due to bright blue-green algae blooms taking over…
  • Jun 29

    I Was a Gay Repubilcan

    I Was a Gay Repubilcan
    True fact, but it was just a phase. In the 2007-08 election I briefly joined the Republican Party and worked at the grassroots level for Ron Paul. Obviously, I've parted ways with Dr. Paul and the GOP, and the major catalyst for that parting…
  • Jun 28

    Moral of the Story: Don't Be Greedy.

    Moral of the Story: Don't Be Greedy.
    This is an unfortunate tale, and also a serious transgression.Can the Bar and voluntary associations do more to address these issues before they get out of hand?Steffens said his troubles began when his first marriage ended."Unfortunately I…
Rank this Week: 201

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Jun 30

    12 Tips To Effectively Use Attorneys in Workers Compensation

    12 Tips To Effectively Use Attorneys in Workers Compensation
    Litigation cost is a factor calculated into premium as an allocated expense. Each state retains a record of all allocated cost expenses. Through the various state formulas, all allocated expenses become a part of the experience modification…
  • Jun 30

    Texas DWC Provides Grace Period on Comp Coverage Need

    Texas DWC Provides Grace Period on Comp Coverage Need
    The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers Compensation (DWC) is providing a grace period for employers without workers compensation insurance coverage or that terminated their coverage (non-subscribers) to report their…
  • Jun 29

    Selecting the Right MSP Compliance Service Provider

    Selecting the Right MSP Compliance Service Provider
    Selecting the right Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) compliance service provider is an important part of any claims operation.  These service providers are essential when it comes to making sure a claim complies with all aspects of the…
Rank this Week: 175

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 501

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Jun 30

    Brexit: Lessons in Democracy and the Rule of Law

    Brexit: Lessons in Democracy and the Rule of Law
    I am sitting in a flat in London watching one of the Brexit wrap-up news shows. As someone who teaches EU Law and Comparative Law: The English Legal System, the referendum vote and aftermath have been fascinating. I always encourage...
  • Jun 29

    Practice MBE Aftermath

    Practice MBE Aftermath
    Unlike the fear of the bar exam essay, bar studiers tend to face the practice MBE exam head on. Maybe because with multiple choice questions the correct answer is included in the answer options and one has a one in...
  • Jun 28

    Why Are Law Students Not Always Prepared for the Rigor of Law School?

    Why Are Law Students Not Always Prepared for the Rigor of Law School?
    Academic support professionals at law schools have noticed that new law students are often coming in to the study of law without the same basic study habits and critical reading and thinking skills that we would have seen previously.…
Rank this Week: 672

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Jun 30

    Some thoughts on the importance of word choice

    Some thoughts on the importance of word choice
    I feel like I am under assault. From CNN: Somebody else, who has never shown any regard for workers, has never fought on behalf of social justice issues … they don’t suddenly become a populist because they say something…
  • Jun 30

    These hourly rates are breathtaking

    These hourly rates are breathtaking
    Just read this: MoFo, which submitted its first monthly fee statement earlier this week, is serving as special renewable energy counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors. The firm is seeking $641,212 in compensation for work…
  • Jun 22

    “It’s just $10 an hour.” Not quite.

    “It’s just $10 an hour.” Not quite.
    I was having lunch with a friend a few days ago and we started talking about the legal industry’s move to pay starting lawyers $180,000 a year. Plus benefits.  To me, salaries of this kind are the product of the criminally insane,…
Rank this Week: 387

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    British Tribunal: Deportation of Imam Does Not Violate Islamic Center's Religious Freedom

    British Tribunal: Deportation of Imam Does Not Violate Islamic Center's Religious Freedom
    In Hamat v. Secretary of State for the Home Department, (UK UT, June 6, 2016), Britain's Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) rejected a claim that the government is unlawfully interfering with the choice of a religious leader by…
  • Jun 30

    Belgian Council of State Says Proposed Ban On Ritual Slaughter Is Unconstitutional

    Belgian Council of State Says Proposed Ban On Ritual Slaughter Is Unconstitutional
    JTA reported yesterday that in Belgium, the Council of State has issued an advisory opinion that proposed legislation to ban ritual slaughter would be overturned by the country's constitutional court as a violation of religious freedom.…
  • Jun 30

    Canadian Court OK's Ontario's Refusal To Accredit Christian Law School

    Canadian Court OK's Ontario's Refusal To Accredit Christian Law School
    In Trinity Western University v. The Law Society of Upper Canada, (CA ON, June 29, 2016), a 3-judge panel of the Court of Appeal for Ontario upheld the decision of the Law Society of Upper Canada to deny accreditation to Trinity Western…
Rank this Week: 23

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jun 30

    MO: Gov. Nixon Vetoes Collateral Source, Expert Witness Bill

    MO: Gov. Nixon Vetoes Collateral Source, Expert Witness Bill
    Governor Jay Nixon vetoed a bill that would have essentially abrogated the collateral source rule, stating the bill was particularly unfair to those purchasing insurance. He also vetoed an expert witness qualification bill he stated was…
  • Jun 29

    IKEA Sued Over Tipping Dresser

    IKEA Sued Over Tipping Dresser
    At least 6 children have been crushed to death by IKEA dressers, prompting the company to recall approximately 29 million dressers dating to 2002. Suit filed against IKEA alleges problems with the design and warnings on the products. ABC…
  • Jun 28

    Tribal Jurisdiction Over Tort Claim Affirmed by Default

    Tribal Jurisdiction Over Tort Claim Affirmed by Default
    State-based tort law does not lead to a lot of USSC cases, so we are often left with cases tangentially related to torts. The Court just affirmed by default (4-4) tribal jurisdiction over an assault (molestation) claim brought by a...
Rank this Week: 133

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Jun 30

    Countertop Workers Face Silicosis Risk from Engineered Stone Countertop

    Countertop Workers Face Silicosis Risk from Engineered Stone Countertop
    Today’s post comes from guest author Leonard Jernigan, from The Jernigan Law Firm. Engineered stone countertops, a popular fixture in today’s homes, pose a health risk to workers who cut and finish them. The danger stems from the…
  • Jun 27

    Congratulations to Partner Michael Gruber, New President-Elect of WILG

    Congratulations to Partner Michael Gruber, New President-Elect of WILG
    Partner Mike Gruber being sworn in with the WILG Executive Committee. Today’s post comes from guest author Catherine Stanton, from Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano. Partner Michael Gruber is the new President-Elect…
  • Jun 16

    Fear and Loathing in American Politics: The Trump Phenomenon

    Fear and Loathing in American Politics: The Trump Phenomenon
    No one — whether bipartisan or partisan — knows what Donald Trump will say today ortomorrow. Just last week it was the “Mexican judge” who deigned to rule against Trump’s interests. And “my African…
Rank this Week: 962

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jun 30

    Thursday Thinkpiece: In Search of the Ethical Lawyer

    Thursday Thinkpiece: In Search of the Ethical Lawyer
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
  • Jun 30

    Manitoba Proposes Amendments to CPP Enhancement

    Manitoba Proposes Amendments to CPP Enhancement
    The Manitoba government has responded to the agreement in principle to expand the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) concluded June 20, 2016. Manitoba’s Finance Minister Cameron Friesen wants all provincial and federal finance ministers to take…
  • Jun 30

    The “Combo” of Human Touch and Technology

    The “Combo” of Human Touch and Technology
    Most ADR practitioners know of the contributions of Carrie Menkel-Meadow [Note 1] to the conflict resolution field. She is a “founder” of the US “ADR” movement and continues to deepen and strengthen our global…
Rank this Week: 29

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers H-1B visas, petitions, audits and caps. By the MVP Law Group.

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    USCIS Webinar – Updated InfoPass Appointment Scheduler (7/7/16)

    USCIS Webinar – Updated InfoPass Appointment Scheduler (7/7/16)
    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be holding an InfoPass webinar on Thursday, July 7, 2016 starting at 11:00am (Eastern) and lasting one hour. The webinar will be repeated again on the same day at 2:00pm.…
  • Jun 29

    BALCA on Definition of College or University Teacher

    BALCA on Definition of College or University Teacher
    The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) recently overturned the decision of a Certifying Officer (CO) to deny labor certification for the position of “Instructional Coordinator.” After reviewing an Employer’s…
  • Jun 28

    USCIS announces an Improved InfoPass Appointment Scheduler

    USCIS announces an Improved InfoPass Appointment Scheduler
    On Monday, June 27, 2016, U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the launch of an improved version of InfoPass. InfoPass is their free online service that lets you schedule an appointment with a USCIS Immigration…
Rank this Week: 552

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Jun 30

    3 Count: Not Inspiring

    3 Count: Not Inspiring
    Eleventh Circuit to address pre-1972 sound recordings, courtroom sketch artists sue HBO over documentary and Amazon Inspire has a copyright problem. The post 3 Count: Not Inspiring appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jun 29

    H3H3 Lawsuit Update: Motion to Dismi

    H3H3 Lawsuit Update: Motion to Dismi
    The H3H3 lawsuit is heading up as the defendants have filed a motion to dismiss,hoping to get this YouTube lawsuit dismissed on a technicality. The post H3H3 Lawsuit Update: Motion to Dismiss appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jun 29

    3 Count: IP Freely

    3 Count: IP Freely
    Court rules IP address not sufficient evidence, filmmaker sues musician over live production and game removed from Steam over stolen assets. The post 3 Count: IP Freely appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 53

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Covers adoption, annulment, child abuse, child custody and support, cohabitation, property division, domestic violence, divorce and separation. By Jeanne Hannah.

http://jeannehannah.typepad.com/blog_jeanne_hannah_traver/
  • Jun 30

    U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Law the Restricted Access to Abortion

    U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Law the Restricted Access to Abortion
    In a 5-3 decision, the Supreme Court struck down a 2013 Texas law that required physicians in abortion clinics to have admitting privileges in nearby hospitals and required abortion clinics to meet the standards of ambulatory surgical…
  • Jun 29

    Gray Marriage: May a Senior who has a Guardian Marry?

    Gray Marriage: May a Senior who has a Guardian Marry?
    May an older person who has a guardian legally marry? Must the guardian must consent to the marriage? Plymouth, Michigan family lawyer, James P. Ryan, responds.
  • Jun 28

    The Importance of Child Abuse Prevention

    The Importance of Child Abuse Prevention
    Child abuse comes in many different forms, but knowing the definition of child mistreatment, how to prevent it, and how to promote positive change can make all the difference for a family. Abuse can be sexual, physical, or emotional in nature…
Rank this Week: 267

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Jun 30

    Buckingham on Trauma Informed Juvenile Justice

    Buckingham on Trauma Informed Juvenile Justice
    Samantha Buckingham (Loyola Law School - Center for Juvenile Law and Policy) has posted Trauma Informed Juvenile Justice (53 American Criminal Law Review 641 (2016)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The juvenile justice system fails to account…
  • Jun 30

    Trachtenberg on Criminal Procedure Casebook

    Trachtenberg on Criminal Procedure Casebook
    Ben Trachtenberg (University of Missouri School of Law) has posted Choosing a Criminal Procedure Casebook: On Lesser Evils and Free Books (60 Saint Louis University Law Journal 543 (2016)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Among the more…
  • Jun 29

    Lain on Death Row

    Lain on Death Row
    Corinna Lain (University of Richmond - School of Law) has posted Death Row, Calls for Indifference, and Redemption of the Soul (77 Ohio St. L.J. Furthermore, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In this essay, an invited response to...
Rank this Week: 52

Election Law @ Moritz

Election Law @ Moritz

Information and insight on the laws governing federal, state and local elections. By the Moritz College of Law.

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/electionlaw/
Rank this Week: 522

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

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

    Living Arrangement

    Living Arrangement
    The Indiana Supreme Court has ordered a two-year suspension of an attorney convicted at trial of a number of offenses, some of which were affirmed on appeal. In the current case, Respondent and the Commission propose that Respondent receive…
  • Jun 29

    A Badly-Chosen Godfather

    A Badly-Chosen Godfather
    The South Carolina Supreme Court has disbarred a misappropriating attorney Respondent mismanaged and misappropriated $171,392 from three trust accounts for which he served as trustee, using the stolen funds to operate his law firm and to…
  • Jun 29

    Pornucopia

    Pornucopia
    An attorney's taste for child pornography led to his conviction and resulting disbarment by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department On December 29, 2004, the respondent registered with Yahoo! Groups under a…
Rank this Week: 63

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 351

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers life insurance, disability insurance, and claims denial. By Mark S. Humphreys, P.C.

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Hail Claims And Insurance Companie

    Hail Claims And Insurance Companie
    Lawyers who handle hail damage claims will want to read this article. It was published by the Insurance Journal in February 2015. It is titled, Attorneys, Insurers Facing Off Over Hail Litigation In Texas. The vestiges of twin hailstorms…
  • Jun 28

    Insurance Agent Cheating People

    Insurance Agent Cheating People
    The Insurance Journal published an article in May 2016, that insurance lawyers and consumers will find interesting. The article is titled, Fraud Lead to 20 Year Prison Sentence for Houston Insurance Agent. Harris County District Attorney…
  • Jun 26

    Prompt Pay Act - Insurance Company Dutie

    Prompt Pay Act - Insurance Company Dutie
    Texas insurance lawyers need to be able to tell their clients the responsibility the insurance company has under the Texas Prompt Pay Act. To start with, no deadlines are triggered until the insurance company receives all items, statements,…
Rank this Week: 711

All About Estates

All About Estates

Covers estates, trusts, tax, litigation, guardianship and elder care.

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jun 30

    Feelings not enough in cottage fight

    Feelings not enough in cottage fight
    You have an emotional connection to your late grandfather’s cottage. Your mother and your grandfather’s estate trustees hate each other. You don’t think that they will treat you fairly if you want to buy the cottage. Is this…
  • Jun 29

    What Can One Do About a Senior’s Decision to Live Alone at Home ‘Unsafely’?

    What Can One Do About a Senior’s Decision to Live Alone at Home ‘Unsafely’?
    A frequent dilemma is the senior who is determined to remain living alone at home despite concerns that it may no longer be safe. What can one do about it? The first step is to enquire if there are power of attorney (POA) for property and…
  • Jun 28

    SHARES ISSUED FOR NOMIMAL CONSIDERATION: BE WARY OF VALUATION

    SHARES ISSUED FOR NOMIMAL CONSIDERATION: BE WARY OF VALUATION
    Recently, the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) was asked to comment on the tax consequences that may result from implementing an estate planning or income splitting arrangement which involves the issuance of shares that entitled the…
Rank this Week: 752

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

Discuss labor and employment law issues for the San Antonio, Texas community. By Thomas J. Crane.

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Fifth Circuit Finds Texas has Standing to Challenge EEOC Guidance

    Fifth Circuit Finds Texas has Standing to Challenge EEOC Guidance
    Well, I previously wrote about yet another frivolous lawsuit by the former Attorney General, Greg Abbott. But, then he actually won the suit on appeal. See my prior post here. The former AG sued the EEOC regarding enforcement guidance issued…
  • Jun 29

    Jimmy John’s Discards Non-Compete Agreement

    Jimmy John’s Discards Non-Compete Agreement
    The sandwich chain, Jimmy John’s, has agreed to stop including non-compete agreements in its hiring documents. I wrote about the chain’s requirement for non-compete agreements here. As I mentioned then, they were requiring…
  • Jun 28

    Trump Says Pregnant Workers are “Inconvenient”

    Trump Says Pregnant Workers are “Inconvenient”
    Well, it almost seems like “piling on,” but Donald Trump has made yet another troubling comment about a protected minority. In 2004, he was asked about one of his high level staffers, a woman who became pregnant. The real estate…
Rank this Week: 424

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

Covers legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities. By Mark Blumberg.

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 314