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IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Apr 15

    Complaint Mechanism of Child Rights Treaty Enters Into Force

    Complaint Mechanism of Child Rights Treaty Enters Into Force
    The treaty establishing a complaint mechanism for the Convention on the Rights of the Child (“OP3”) entered into force on 14 April 2014. Costa Rica brought the number of ratifications of this Optional Protocol to the required ten,…
  • Apr 11

    Sharing in joy at annual WILIG luncheon

    Sharing in joy at annual WILIG luncheon
    WASHINGTON – The President of the International Court of Justice spoke for a banquet room full of women and men yesterday when he said, “I am just here to share in the joy of my colleagues.” The colleagues of whom ICJ…
  • Apr 8

    New tool for US judges & litigants: ASIL Benchbook on International Law

    New tool for US judges & litigants: ASIL Benchbook on International Law
    It’s my great pleasure to announce the publication of the American Society of International Law Benchbook on International Law (2014). This represents the culmination of several years of hard work by 4 dozen contributors, international…
Rank this Week: 14

Wall of Separation

Wall of Separation

From the Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation
  • Apr 15

    DeMint’s Demented History: Heritage Foundation Head Claims Faith Freed The Slave

    DeMint’s Demented History: Heritage Foundation Head Claims Faith Freed The Slave
    Simon BrownWall of SeparationDeMint is in no position to say that either God or the faith community ended slavery.The Religious Right loves to twist history to suit its agenda, and the latest culprit to tell a tall tale of the past is former…
  • Apr 14

    Bayou Bible Blues: Louisiana Doesn’t Need An Official State Scripture

    Bayou Bible Blues: Louisiana Doesn’t Need An Official State Scripture
    Rob BostonWall of SeparationA state legislator is proposing a bill to name the Bible Louisiana’s official state book.Louisiana is not exactly the poster child for the separation of church and state.There have been persistent problems in…
  • Apr 11

    We Have Ways Of Making You Talk: AFA Cries Foul Over ‘Day Of Silence’ In School

    We Have Ways Of Making You Talk: AFA Cries Foul Over ‘Day Of Silence’ In School
    Sarah JonesWall of SeparationFounded by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), the project encourages students to take a vow of silence for the day to demonstrate the “silencing effect” that bullying and…
Rank this Week: 624

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    So, What Is Wrong With Law Firm Libraries Today?

    So, What Is Wrong With Law Firm Libraries Today?
    There was an interesting question asked on Twitter this morning by Patrick DiDomenico (apparently preparing for an ITLA presentation on the topic.) At first blush, it seemed to be phrased a bit on the negative side, but it really is something…
  • Apr 1

    Six New Geeks!

    Six New Geeks!
    You have probably noticed that for the last several years, the 3 Geeks have actually been 4 regular geeks and a slew of occasional contributors.  When Ryan came on as a regular geek, we briefly considered changing the name of the site…
  • Mar 27

    Congratulations NRF OCOTY!

    Congratulations NRF OCOTY!
    As a general rule, we don't mention many law firms by name on this blog. On the rare occasions that we do, it's usually because they've done something stupid, or illegal, or they've gone out of business and it's plastered all over the main…
Rank this Week: 287

UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

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

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • Apr 15

    Public and private law wrongs are not the same – Court of Appeal

    Public and private law wrongs are not the same – Court of Appeal
     Tchenguiz v. Director of the Serious Fraud Office [2014] EWCA Civ 472, 15 April 2014 – read judgment This judgment is a neat illustration of how important it is to keep the concepts of public law and private law unlawfulness…
  • Apr 15

    Bike repair and cycling training for your firm – and all for a good cause

    Bike repair and cycling training for your firm – and all for a good cause
    Not too long ago, a friend of mine, Jem Stein, set up a brilliant social enterprise called the Bike Project. It has gone from strength to strength. The project is now loking for (i) new corporate clients for its very reasonable and…
  • Apr 15

    Strategic litigation: the noble pursuit of litigation – Polly Botsford

    Strategic litigation: the noble pursuit of litigation – Polly Botsford
    Though strategic litigation and test cases make essential contributions to the rule of law, there’s concern that they’re being abused. And, as funding comes under attack, there’s a greater need than ever for pro bono lawyers…
Rank this Week: 143

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 15

    Reliability of Information

    Reliability of Information
    If I were a character in a novel I would work at a think tank in a log structure in the mountains and would wear glasses that connect to the internet and flash a virtual keyboard in front of me with a voice command. And I would have a…
  • Apr 15

    What Would Happen to the Profession of Law if It Became a Business?

    What Would Happen to the Profession of Law if It Became a Business?
    We’re obviously talking about the high-minded ideals of the profession, and not the day-to-day reality of a sole practitioner trying to balance the books, but lawyers historically don’t like to think of themselves as being part of…
  • Apr 15

    Redefining Social Media Success Through a Closer Look at the Stat

    Redefining Social Media Success Through a Closer Look at the Stat
    Organizations pursuing civil justice objectives need a website. On this point, there can be no doubt. Often operating with constrained budgets, these organizations need an efficient and appealing means to inform stakeholders and attract…
Rank this Week: 11

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Apr 15

    Me again

    Me again
    So I thought you might be interested in reading about what I’ve been up to lately outside of Law21 (seeing as how I sure haven’t been up to much here). I have a couple of new posts percolating for this month and next, and by…
  • Dec 20

    You say you want a revolution?

    You say you want a revolution?
    If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m convinced of a couple of things: (1) Fundamental shifts in the legal services environment will spawn a  diverse population of new providers that will…
  • Dec 3

    Advice to associates about law firm efficiency

    Advice to associates about law firm efficiency
    I recently delivered a webinar to a group of associates at one of my law firm clients, as part of the firm’s internal CPD and training program. (I referred them to my recent posts about associates, which probably didn’t make them…
Rank this Week: 527

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Louisiana State University Law Professor Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 15

    Berlusconi To Serve a Year of Community Service Rather Than Prison Time

    Berlusconi To Serve a Year of Community Service Rather Than Prison Time
    A Milanese court has agreed that Silvio Berlusconi may serve a year of community service in lieu of four years in prison because of his age. The former Italian Prime Minister and owner of a media empire had been sentenced...
  • Apr 14

    Pulitzer Prize Board Announces Winners For 2014

    Pulitzer Prize Board Announces Winners For 2014
    The Pulitzer Prize Board has named its winners for 2014. On the list: The Guardian US and the Washington Post won for public service, for coverage of the Edward Snowden story, the Boston Globe won the breaking news prize for...
  • Apr 14

    D.C. Magistrate Judge Asks EFF, Feds For Further Assistance With Technical Issues In Cell Phone Disclosure Case

    D.C. Magistrate Judge Asks EFF, Feds For Further Assistance With Technical Issues In Cell Phone Disclosure Case
    U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola has asked the Electronic Frontier Foundation to serve as amicus curiae in a case involving the federal government's request for the disclosure of historic cell site location information (CLSI). The judge…
Rank this Week: 13

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
Rank this Week: 402

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers various ERISA, disability, health, and life insurance issues. By Kantor & Kantor.

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Asking the Right Questions About Your Disability Coverage

    Asking the Right Questions About Your Disability Coverage
    We represent a number of clients who suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis and various other rheumatic conditions. Recently, the American College of Rheumatology posted a blog on its website advising the newly diagnosed to ask the…
  • Apr 14

    Claim Denied! ... How To Deal With Surprising Insurance Denial

    Claim Denied! ... How To Deal With Surprising Insurance Denial
    It’s safe to say that most insureds have dealt with some type of insurance obstacle, whether it was a billing error that seemed nearly impossible to correct, a medication/procedure/treatment that was unfairly denied, or an outright…
  • Mar 27

    Your Insurance Company Wants You to Give Up On Your Claim

    Your Insurance Company Wants You to Give Up On Your Claim
    Insurance benefits provided by your employer benefit plan are usually governed by the federal laws of ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act). Not all plans are insured, and instead may be self-funded. But, when they are insured,…
Rank this Week: 263

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Case Comment – Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v James [2013] UKSC 67

    Case Comment – Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v James [2013] UKSC 67
    Summary  This case deals with when it will be appropriate for treatment to be withheld, and how the best interests… The post Case Comment – Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v James [2013] UKSC 67 appeared…
  • Apr 15

    Case Comment: R (Reilly & Anor) v Secretary of State for Work and Pension

    Case Comment: R (Reilly & Anor) v Secretary of State for Work and Pension
    On 30 October 2013, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in R (Reilly & Anor) v Secretary of State… The post Case Comment: R (Reilly & Anor) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions appeared first on UKSCBlog.
  • Apr 15

    Right-wing think tank calls for Supreme Court to be made “supreme”

    Right-wing think tank calls for Supreme Court to be made “supreme”
    The Daily Telegraph reports on the launch of the Civitas report The Demise of the Free State: Why British democracy… The post Right-wing think tank calls for Supreme Court to be made “supreme” appeared first on UKSCBlog.
Rank this Week: 726

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

Covers California employment laws. By the California Chamber of Commerce.

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Apr 15

    Maids Fired for Cooperating in Wage Theft Investigation; Company Hit with Fine

    Maids Fired for Cooperating in Wage Theft Investigation; Company Hit with Fine
    California’s Labor Commissioner Julie Su recently fined a maid service company $394,944 in unpaid wages and premiums to be paid back to affected workers, plus civil penalties. After a lengthy investigation, the Labor Commissioner…
  • Apr 14

    IRS Releases More Same-Sex Marriage Guidance

    IRS Releases More Same-Sex Marriage Guidance
    The IRS recently released new guidance to address remaining questions relating to its treatment of same-sex marriages after last year’s U.S. v. Windsor decision. The Windsor decision invalidated Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act…
  • Apr 10

    CalChamber Releases 2014 Job Killer List

    CalChamber Releases 2014 Job Killer List
    The California Chamber of Commerce released its annual list of “job killer” bills yesterday, calling attention to the negative impact that 26 proposed measures would have on California’s job climate and economic recovery if…
Rank this Week: 640

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Apr 15

    Tax Day

    Tax Day
    “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society,” wrote Justice Oliver Wendel Holmes (in dissent); it seems I’ve been misquoting it for decades as “taxes are the price of civilization.” They’ve even got the…
  • Apr 11

    Gamification

    Gamification
    Reprinted with kind permission of Mike Stanfill
  • Apr 8

    Summer Research Assistant Wanted

    Summer Research Assistant Wanted
    Apologies, blog readers, but this announcement is for UM Law 1L & 2L students only: I would like to hire a part-time summer research assistant. The hours are negotiable, but likely would be in the 15 hours per week range. ……
Rank this Week: 15

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

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

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • Apr 15

    PNC Investments LLC fined by FINRA

    PNC Investments LLC fined by FINRA
    PNC Investments LLC (CRD# 129052, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) recently submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent in which the firm was censured and fined $90,000. The firm has paid restitution to all affected customers. Without…
  • Apr 15

    Merriman Capital, Inc. fined by FINRA

    Merriman Capital, Inc. fined by FINRA
    Merriman Capital, Inc. (CRD #18296, San Francisco, California) recently submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent in which the firm was censured, fined $120,000 and required to retain an independent consultant to conduct a…
  • Apr 15

    Chase Investment Services Corp. fined by FINRA

    Chase Investment Services Corp. fined by FINRA
    Chase Investment Services Corp. (CRD #25574, Chicago, Illinois) recently submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent in which the firm was censured and fined $825,000. Without admitting or denying the findings, the firm…
Rank this Week: 137

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Lege ponders effect of 'Driver Responsibility' surcharge on DWI conviction

    Lege ponders effect of 'Driver Responsibility' surcharge on DWI conviction
    The Texas House Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee yesterday met to discuss suggested reforms to the misnamed "Driver Responsibility Program" (in addition to hearing invited testimony about the fertilizer plant explosion in West…
  • Apr 14

    'Private defender' model suggested for Travis County

    'Private defender' model suggested for Travis County
    Travis County is considering big changes to the way it delivers indigent-defense services, taking most decisions out of the hands of judges and giving them to "a new office of Travis County Private Defender — an estimated $670,000 …
  • Apr 10

    Who is advising Rick Perry on prison rape?

    Who is advising Rick Perry on prison rape?
    After this blog broke the story about Gov. Rick Perry's letter to US Attorney General Eric Holder telling him Texas wouldn't comply with the Prison Rape Elimination Act, I sent open records requests to the Governor's office and the Texas…
Rank this Week: 70

Digital Media Law

Digital Media Law

Covers the law and business of digital media and traditional entertainment. By Jonathan Handel.

http://digitalmedialaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Aereo to Face Uphill Battle in Supreme Court Next Week, Experts Say (analysis)

    Aereo to Face Uphill Battle in Supreme Court Next Week, Experts Say (analysis)
    Next week’s Supreme Court argument will be difficult for cable-competitor Aereo, legal experts agree, as the company faces off against not just broadcasters but also the influential U.S. Solicitor General’s office and the…
  • Jul 15

    Joan Rivers Faces Potential Fine, Expulsion in WGA East Trial (Analysis)

    Joan Rivers Faces Potential Fine, Expulsion in WGA East Trial (Analysis)
    The penalties could be severe – but Rivers may have some unexpected defenses. With the WGA East sending Joan Rivers off to a trial board for alleged violations related to Fashion Police, the star will be facing what’s likely to be…
  • Apr 24

    How Talent Loses if Aereo Win

    How Talent Loses if Aereo Win
    Follow the money and discover an unstated reason the Hollywood unions weighed in with briefs opposing the new service. Several weeks ago, Fox, PBS and several other companies were hit with a 2-1 federal court of appeals ruling rebuffing…
Rank this Week: 450

Disability & Bad Faith…

Disability & Bad Faith Attorney Blog

Covers disability insurance claim and bad faith information. By Quadrino Schwartz.

http://disabilityinsurancelawyers.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Overstating Your Restrictions & Limitations May Harm Your Claim

    Overstating Your Restrictions & Limitations May Harm Your Claim
              The vast majority of long term disability claims arise out of diseases or conditions that cause pain such as a ruptured discs, migraine headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome and fibromyalgia.…
  • Apr 10

    DON’T FORGET SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS

    DON’T FORGET SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS
    Social Security disability benefits are an important consideration in connection with your long-term disability claim.  If you are filing a long-term disability claim, you should simultaneously consider applying for and obtaining Social…
  • Apr 3

    FEDERAL COURT REPRIMANDS UNUM FOR ATTEMPTING TO RE-WRITE POLICY TO TERMINATE DISABILITY CLAIM

    FEDERAL COURT REPRIMANDS UNUM FOR ATTEMPTING TO RE-WRITE POLICY TO TERMINATE DISABILITY CLAIM
    On March 24, 2014, a federal judge in Ohio reprimanded Unum for attempting to re-write the terms of its own policy in order to cut off disability benefits of one of its insured physicians. The plaintiff in Jalali v. Unum Life Insurance…
Rank this Week: 412

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Apr 15

    News Coverage of the North Carolina Supreme Court Hearing

    News Coverage of the North Carolina Supreme Court Hearing
    "Appeal to Return 4 to Death Row Is Heard," by Alan Blinder for the New York Times. The North Carolina Supreme Court on Monday heard arguments about whether it should reinstate death sentences for four inmates whose punishments were…
  • Apr 15

    The Myth of the Compassionate Execution

    The Myth of the Compassionate Execution
    That's the title of an editorial published in the May edition of Scientific American. The web edition is titled, "Let’s Stop Pretending the Death Penalty Is a Medical Procedure." Yet even if executions are not medical, they can affect…
  • Apr 14

    An Update From Oklahoma

    An Update From Oklahoma
    "Oklahoma Secures Non-Compounded Execution Drugs," is the report compiled by Associated Press & KGOU-FM. The document referenced is available at the link. Lawyers for the state of Oklahoma said in a letter to attorneys for two death row…
Rank this Week: 120

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    Today is the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. The New York Times gives us an update on Dzhokar Tsarnaev and the ongoing preparations for his November trial. The search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight went underwater…
  • Apr 15

    4/15 Motions Session #3: What Sorts of Evidence, Part Two (And a Recess)

    4/15 Motions Session #3: What Sorts of Evidence, Part Two (And a Recess)
    Break being over, Cheryl Bormann picks up her thread: the conflict between absurdly strict secrecy controls and her own obligations to her client. Bin Attash is angry these days, she says, because he must (among other things) needlessly wait…
  • Apr 15

    4/15 Motions Session #2: What Sorts of Evidence, Part One

    4/15 Motions Session #2: What Sorts of Evidence, Part One
    Our recess concludes; the action resumes. KSM lawyer David Nevin begins the defense’s remarks on possible evidence it might offer to support of AE292—a motion alleging inappropriate FBI contacts with a defense security officer…
Rank this Week: 491

TaxMama's TaxQuips

TaxMama's TaxQuips

Daily tax and small business podcast with tax and small business news tidbits covering investment, inheritance real estate and more.

http://www.taxquips.com?cat=TaxQuips
  • Apr 15

    Tax Day 2014 Tip

    Tax Day 2014 Tip
    Today TaxMama® wants to help you with last minute issues on Tax Day 2014   Dear Family, While most of the population has probably already filed their…
  • Apr 11

    Carrying a Mortgage

    Carrying a Mortgage
    Today TaxMama® hears from a couple of people in the TaxQuips Forum, with this problem this week. They have sold real estate on an installment sale. They have been the mortgage-holder. And after a while, the buyer defaulted and they had…
  • Mar 31

    Assisted Living

    Assisted Living
    Today TaxMama® hears from Hollie in the TaxQuips Forum, with this concern. “My husband had to go to an assisted living facility (following hospital and skilled nursing stays) and I understand the nursing portion of his assisted…
Rank this Week: 315

Corruption Chronicles

Corruption Chronicles

Covers government transparency, accountability and integrity. By Judicial Watch.

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Overlap in Govt. Programs Blasted: 10 HHS Offices to Help Minorities With AIDS

    Overlap in Govt. Programs Blasted: 10 HHS Offices to Help Minorities With AIDS
    Here’s a shocker; countless programs operated by the bloated U.S. government overlap or are needlessly duplicated across a number of federal agencies, translating into huge losses of American taxpayer dollars. This is nothing new and…
  • Apr 11

    Scandal-Plagued NSF Asks Congress for $83 Mil Budget Hike

    Scandal-Plagued NSF Asks Congress for $83 Mil Budget Hike
    Long rocked by scandal, fraud and waste the federal agency that funds science and research in the United States is playing the China card to persuade Congress to approve an $83 million increase to its already excessive $7.2 billion annual…
  • Apr 10

    IRS Colluded With Dem Rep. to Hound Conservative Group

    IRS Colluded With Dem Rep. to Hound Conservative Group
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) colluded with a Democratic congressman to harass a right-leaning voter integrity group during the tax agency’s illegal witch hunt of conservative nonprofits, according to explosive new emails made…
Rank this Week: 617

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/
  • Apr 15

    $1.75 Million Settlement for Death of Premature Child Dislodged from Ventilator

    $1.75 Million Settlement for Death of Premature Child Dislodged from Ventilator
     A 15-month-old child who required 24-hour care as a result of his extreme prematurity was under the care of a home health care nurse.  The nurse’s duties included keeping a watchful eye on the child to make sure he was…
  • Apr 11

    Illinois Jury Enters $1 Million Verdict in Wrongful Death Case

    Illinois Jury Enters $1 Million Verdict in Wrongful Death Case
    An 11-year-old lawsuit finally came to an end in St. Clair County, Ill., when the jury entered a $1 million verdict for the medical malpractice-wrongful death of 71-year-old Margaret Janet Brown.  The case stemmed from  a 2002…
  • Apr 7

    $1.12 Million Jury Verdict Because of Doctor’s Late Diagnosis of Acute Coronary Syndrome

    $1.12 Million Jury Verdict Because of Doctor’s Late Diagnosis of Acute Coronary Syndrome
    Andrew Hanson, 49, was injured at his job.  He went in to see his family practice physician, Dr. Ronald Davis, who diagnosed a crushed injury to his chest.  Hanson then underwent a work-up, which showed a left chest contusion. The…
Rank this Week: 189

National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

Covers eminent domain news with a focus on Michigan. By Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski.

http://www.nationaleminentdomain.com/
  • Apr 15

    Railroad Properties Revert To Owner

    Railroad Properties Revert To Owner
    Under a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, many railroad properties will now revert to the adjacent property owners. Most jurisdictions maintain an easement is simply that, an easement for a specific purpose. When the purpose for the…
  • Apr 14

    The Problem With Assessed Value

    The Problem With Assessed Value
    Assessed value is often not related to fair market value. Frequently, communities under assess and use a higher multiplier in order to capture taxes. At other times, assessments are “capped”, thereby limiting increases in the…
  • Apr 11

    TxDOT Challenged Lack Of Fairne

    TxDOT Challenged Lack Of Fairne
    Some Departments of Transportation have a uniform policy. They do not buy property, no matter what the consequence or whether the properties will be developed in the very near future. Texas jumped at purchasing certain properties, which…
Rank this Week: 922

Divorce and Family Law in Tarrant…

Divorce and Family Law in Tarrant County, Texas

Discusses family law and divorce issues. By Dick Price.

http://dick-price.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Tuesday Tips: Death and Taxe

    Tuesday Tips: Death and Taxe
    On April 15, it's easy to remember the old saying that the only things certain in life are death and taxes.Maybe it's also a good time to remember why people get married (other than the more favorable tax treatment!).  If you are…
  • Apr 8

    Tuesday Tips: Don't Threaten Divorce

    Tuesday Tips: Don't Threaten Divorce
    Just Do It! (As a famous apparel seller used to urge us.)     Once you start threatening divorce, you start to weaken the bonds of marriage.     Some people, who want to remain married, threaten to divorce…
  • Apr 1

    Tuesday Tips: No Fooling!

    Tuesday Tips: No Fooling!
    If you are facing going to court for a divorce or other Family Law matter, you need to be aware that most everything is taken seriously in the court system.Here are some things to remember that are Not Joking Matters!1.  Notice of…
Rank this Week: 761

E-Discovery Beat

E-Discovery Beat

Covers electronic discovery. By Exterro.

http://www.exterro.com/e-discovery-beat/
  • Apr 15

    Are the FRCP Amendments the Answer to Yesterday’s E-Discovery Problems?

    Are the FRCP Amendments the Answer to Yesterday’s E-Discovery Problems?
    By Bob Rohlf, Esq. Following is a guest post by Bob Rohlf, Exterro’s Director of E-Discovery Strategies, who attended the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules meeting last week in Portland, Oregon. I am the first to admit that technology…
  • Apr 14

    FRCP Amendments: Breakdown of Newly Revised Rule 37(e)

    FRCP Amendments: Breakdown of Newly Revised Rule 37(e)
    By Scott Giordano, Esq. Following is a guest post by Scott M. Giordano, Exterro’s corporate technology counsel, who attended the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules meeting last week in Portland, Oregon. I was very privileged to attend…
  • Apr 11

    Revised Amendment to FRCP 37(e) Unanimously Approved

    Revised Amendment to FRCP 37(e) Unanimously Approved
    By Mike Hamilton, J.D. On the second and last day of the final rules committee meeting on the FRCP amendments, the committee approved a revised draft of the Rule 37(e). This revision was finalized yesterday after the first day of the Portland…
Rank this Week: 365

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

Offers Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court updates. By Francis G.X. Pileggi.

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • Apr 15

    Chancery Allows Some Claims to Proceed in Connection with Merger

    Chancery Allows Some Claims to Proceed in Connection with Merger
    Chen v. Howard-Anderson, C.A. No. 5878-VCL (Del. Ch. April 8, 2014). Why this Case is Noteworthy: This Delaware Court of Chancery opinion addresses the standard of review applicable in a merger that is challenged on…
  • Apr 12

    ABA Business Law Section Meeting

    ABA Business Law Section Meeting
    Today I’m presenting on a panel at the ABA Business Law Section meeting in L.A. regarding recent Delaware cases on indemnification and advancement for officers and directors. Jim Wing of Holland and Knight will discuss how most other…
  • Apr 9

    Chancery Allows Union to Intervene in Philadelphia Newspaper Litigation

    Chancery Allows Union to Intervene in Philadelphia Newspaper Litigation
    In re Interstate General Media Holdings, LLC, C.A. No. 9221-VCP (Del. Ch. April 7, 2014). Noteworthy aspects of this decision: On a substantive level, this case is about a dissolution pursuant to Section 18-802 of the Delaware LLC…
Rank this Week: 127

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Professors Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing, Michael A. Scaperlanda and Evelyn H. Cruz.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 211

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Apr 15

    Is Corporation Tax A Human Rights Issue?

    Is Corporation Tax A Human Rights Issue?
    We are delighted to welcome the latest in a series of cross-posts by Dr Shane Darcy from the Business and Human Rights in Ireland Blog. The Business and Human Rights in Ireland Blog is dedicated to tracking and analysing developments relating…
  • Apr 15

    #DirectProvision14: Photography Exhibition ‘One year on, and still no change’

    #DirectProvision14: Photography Exhibition ‘One year on, and still no change’
    Caroline Reid is the Communications Officer for Irish Refugee Council ‘One year on, and still no change’, Thursday 24 April, 6pm at the Powerscourt Gallery in Dublin city centre. This marks one year since…
  • Apr 12

    Today in Irish Legal History: The Kerry Babies and the Memory of Feminist Protest.

    Today in Irish Legal History: The Kerry Babies and the Memory of Feminist Protest.
    The Irish Times today carries an article reminding us of the 30th anniversary of the events which lead to the “Kerry Babies case”. Joanne Hayes, approaching her 25th birthday, gave birth late on the night of April 12th, 1984, in…
Rank this Week: 159

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    International Conference on End of Life: Law, Ethics, Policy and Practice - ABSTRACT DEADLINE

    International Conference on End of Life: Law, Ethics, Policy and Practice - ABSTRACT DEADLINE
    From August 13-15  2014, the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia will be hosting the International Conference on End of Life: Law, Ethics, Policy and Practice.  The call for abstracts closes Wednesday,…
  • Apr 14

    The Changing Legal Climate for Physician Aid in Dying

    The Changing Legal Climate for Physician Aid in Dying
    Posted today and available for free from JAMA:  "The Changing Legal Climate for Physician Aid in Dying." A summary of the trend toward legalization that I prepared with David Orentlicher and Ben Rich.
  • Apr 12

    Very Preterm Baby Beats the Odds and Survive

    Very Preterm Baby Beats the Odds and Survive
    Radiolab has a compelling audio story (based on earlier newspaper stories by the parents) about the medical journey navigated by the parents of a newborn infant born at 23 weeks, 6 days.   At one point, an operation was required.…
Rank this Week: 239

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Apr 15

    A (Limited) Defense of Saving Players for "Crunch Time"

    A (Limited) Defense of Saving Players for "Crunch Time"
    If you love sports and you’re interested in empirical methodology, the last ten-plus years (call it the Moneyball Era) have been very good indeed. The increase in attention to statistical studies of sports has grown a ton (though of course…
  • Apr 15

    What should every lawyer know?

    What should every lawyer know?
    It is schedule-selecting time again, particularly for 1Ls trying to map out the next two years. A colleague proposed a different way of thinking of this: Lawyers, as Tocqueville's American aristocracy, should have some core base of legal…
  • Apr 14

    We're Number 8! We're Number 8!

    We're Number 8! We're Number 8!
    Congrats to our blogmaster Dan for not only hitting the ninth anniversary at Prawfs (willow/pottery or leather gifts, please), but also hitting eighth in the Caron law prof blog traffic rankings, with almost two million page views As I…
Rank this Week: 213

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 439

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    $80,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Mild, Chronic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

    $80,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Mild, Chronic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
    In the latest addition to this site’s Thoracic Outlet Syndrome caselaw database, reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, assessing damages for mild but chronic TOS. In this…
  • Apr 14

    Court Finds Dr. Koch “To Be More of An Advocate For ICBC”

    Court Finds Dr. Koch “To Be More of An Advocate For ICBC”
    Adding to this site’s archived posts highlighting judicially rejected expert witness evidence reasons for judgement were released last week by the BC Supreme Court, Victoria Registry, criticizing the evidence of a defense medical…
  • Apr 11

    The Contractual Nature of Accepted Formal Settlement Offer

    The Contractual Nature of Accepted Formal Settlement Offer
    As previously discussed, when a formal settlement offer dealing with costs consequences is accepted the BC Supreme Court had no discretion to make a different order with respect to costs.  Reasons for judgement were released this week…
Rank this Week: 254

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Apr 15

    Blog Post: EU Parliament Approves €22B Innovation Investment Package

    Blog Post: EU Parliament Approves €22B Innovation Investment Package
    The European Parliament on Tuesday approved a package of public-private research partnerships worth up to €22 billion (US$30.4 billion) in areas such as innovative medicine, aeronautics, bio-based industries, fuel cells and hydrogen,…
  • Apr 15

    Blog Post: Utah Has Best 2014 Economic Outlook, NY Ranked Last

    Blog Post: Utah Has Best 2014 Economic Outlook, NY Ranked Last
    Due to low tax and light spending policies, Utah topped the American Legislative Exchange Council's list of states with the best 2014 economic outlook, and New York's high tax rates earned it a last-place ranking on the list.
  • Apr 14

    Blog Post: Indiana Ag Leadership Program Wrap Up

    Blog Post: Indiana Ag Leadership Program Wrap Up
    The previous five posts chronicled my journey with the Indiana Agricultural Leadership program to The Netherlands, Belgium, and Liberia. From an agricultural standpoint, the contrast between northern Europe and West Africa could not be more…
Rank this Week: 620

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    It’s Jail Time for Mortgage Broker who Stole Escrow Fund

    It’s Jail Time for Mortgage Broker who Stole Escrow Fund
    Steve Kessedjian, 51, Los Angeles, California, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill to 21 months in prison for stealing refinance funds intended to pay off debts, which forced the borrowers into bankruptcy……
  • Apr 15

    Businessman Indicted for Hiding Mortgage Payments from Bankruptcy Court

    Businessman Indicted for Hiding Mortgage Payments from Bankruptcy Court
    William D. “Butch” Dickson, 58, Jackson, Mississippi, was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 8, 2014, on six counts of bankruptcy fraud, six counts of bank fraud, and five counts of wire fraud for relocated his businesses…
  • Apr 14

    2 Lawyers Charged with Running Short Sale Mortgage Fraud Scheme

    2 Lawyers Charged with Running Short Sale Mortgage Fraud Scheme
    Kenneth Schwartz, 64, Huntington, New York, and Helene Stetch, 50, Lindenhurst, New York, have been charged by a Queens County grand jury with defrauding homeowners, financial institution and real estate buyers out of more than $1 million…
Rank this Week: 4

Law Library of Congress: Research…

Law Library of Congress: Research Reports

Legal commentary and recommended resources on issues and events with legal significance from the Law Library of Congress.

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/current-topics.php
  • Apr 15

    New Research Report: European Court of Human Rights and the Parot Doctrine

    New Research Report: European Court of Human Rights and the Parot Doctrine
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, European Court of Human Rights and the Parot Doctrine. In 2006, the Supreme Court of Spain adopted the so-called "Parot Doctrine" in which it established that sentence reductions…
  • Apr 14

    New Research Report: Legal Responses to the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011

    New Research Report: Legal Responses to the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, Legal Responses to the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011. The Great East Japan Earthquake brought the starkest crisis since the desolation of the Second World War. During the…
  • Mar 11

    New Chart: Laws on Homosexuality in African Nation

    New Chart: Laws on Homosexuality in African Nation
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new chart, Laws on Homosexuality in African Nations. The chart summarizes the treatment of homosexuality in the criminal laws of forty-nine African nations. The provisions on criminal…
Rank this Week: 783

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/
  • Apr 15

    Social Security Administrators Announce Cessation of "Old Debt" Collection Intercept

    Social Security Administrators Announce Cessation of "Old Debt" Collection Intercept
    The Social Security Administration announced on Monday that it is halting its practice of "Treasury Offsets" to recover debts reported to be 10 years or older. This decision comes just three days after the Washington Post's front…
  • Apr 15

    AoA publishes annual update to Profile of Older American

    AoA publishes annual update to Profile of Older American
    The AoA has just released "Profile of Older Americans: 2013". This is the electronic version of the popular brochure with the latest key statistics on older Americans in key subject areas. It includes both narrative and statistical…
  • Apr 15

    Congrats to Kim Dayton and co-authors-new book

    Congrats to Kim Dayton and co-authors-new book
    Congrats to dear friend, co-blogger and webmom Kim Dayton who spearheaded a recently published book, Comparative Perspectives on Adult Guardianship. Published by Carolina Academic Press, the book is available for purchase for $53 (currently…
Rank this Week: 371

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

Provides news and views on matters of interest to the Brooklyn Law School community.

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Apr 15

    New Clinic for Developmentally Disabled

    New Clinic for Developmentally Disabled
    Brooklyn Law School recently received a donation of $1,000,000  from the Taft Foundation in NYC to fund a new clinical program. The Foundation is funding a project over a four year period designed and developed by Associate Dean for…
  • Apr 14

    BLS Library Hours for Passover and Good Friday

    BLS Library Hours for Passover and Good Friday
    Changes in the BLS Library hours for the week of April 14th are as follows Tuesday, April 15th                    9:00 am – Midnight Friday,…
  • Apr 2

    Preparing Your Oral Argument? We can help!

    Preparing Your Oral Argument? We can help!
    If you are a first year, you are most likely preparing for your oral argument.  It can be pretty intimidating and scary.  (At least it was for me.)  But the library can help you prepare and shake off some of those jitters. The…
Rank this Week: 524

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Apr 15

    Getting efficiencies right at the FTC: Commissioner Wright dissents in Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger

    Getting efficiencies right at the FTC: Commissioner Wright dissents in Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger
    FTC Commissioner Josh Wright pens an incredibly important dissent in the FTC’s recent Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger review. At issue is how pro-competitive efficiencies should be considered by the agency under the Merger Guidelines. As…
  • Apr 14

    Why the Antitrust Realities Support the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    Why the Antitrust Realities Support the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger
    I have a new article on the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger in the latest edition of the CPI Antitrust Chronicle, which includes several other articles on the merger, as well. In a recent essay, Allan Grunes & Maurice Stucke (who also…
  • Apr 2

    The premium natural and organic men’s apparel market

    The premium natural and organic men’s apparel market
    Last month the Wall Street Journal raised the specter of an antitrust challenge to the proposed Jos. A. Bank/Men’s Warehouse merger. Whether a challenge is forthcoming appears to turn, of course, on market definition: An important…
Rank this Week: 396

Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Law Blog

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

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 437

Law Blog

Law Blog

By Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C.

http://www.theharrisburglawyers.com/law-blog/
  • Apr 15

    Commonwealth Court Scrutinizes NCAA

    Commonwealth Court Scrutinizes NCAA
    What a couple of weeks it has been for the National Collegiate Athletic Association.  Still reeling from a Labor Relations Board determination that private college football players are employees of the college and may elect to organize…
  • Apr 10

    Legal Cannabis in Pennsylvania

    Legal Cannabis in Pennsylvania
    On January 15, 2014, Senator Folmer introduced Senate bill 1182  providing for the medial use of cannabis in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  This bill provides for the lawful possession of “no more than one ounce of usable…
  • Mar 12

    Do Fathers Have Child Custody Rights Before the Birth of the Child?

    Do Fathers Have Child Custody Rights Before the Birth of the Child?
    A New Jersey Court recently tackled an issue which arises sometimes early on in custody cases.  A presumed father wanted to be present for the birth of his child.  The mother said no, and the court ruled in her favor in the first…
Rank this Week: 201

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

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

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Job Posting: University of Minnesota

    Job Posting: University of Minnesota
    The of U of M is hiring a Director for its Office for Conflict Resolution. The position provides informal dispute resolution services -- including private consultations, facilitated discussions, and mediation -- to non-bargaining unit…
  • Apr 14

    Coalition of Federal Ombudsman Elects Officers for 2014

    Coalition of Federal Ombudsman Elects Officers for 2014
    CoFO has elected new officers.  Wendy Kamenshine (CFPB), Neal Cohen (CPSC), Craig Cabrera (TSA), and Virginia Behr (FDA/CDER) have all rotated off the board.  Here are the new officers: Chair -- Scott M. Deyo, Ombudsman,…
  • Apr 11

    District of Columbia Appoints Schools Ombud

    District of Columbia Appoints Schools Ombud
    The public school system in Washington, DC filled a position that has been dormant for over four years with the appointment of Joyanna Smith as its next Ombudsman. Smith will provide District residents with problem resolution services…
Rank this Week: 364

Brain and Spine Injury Law Blog

Brain and Spine Injury Law Blog

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

http://brainandspine.titololawoffice.com/
  • Apr 15

    The Crash Reel

    The Crash Reel
    The Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon has asked me to forward the event below to my readers.  I have participated and taught in programs for this group previously and recommend this event.   …
  • Apr 8

    Sleep-Wake Cycles and Alzheimer'

    Sleep-Wake Cycles and Alzheimer'
    Being awake at night and dozing during the day can be a distressing early symptom of Alzheimer's disease, but how the disease disrupts our biological clocks to cause these symptoms has remained elusive. Now, scientists from Cambridge have…
  • Apr 1

    Blast Injury

    Blast Injury
    Blasts may cause brain injury even without symptoms: Veteran study Veterans exposed to explosions who do not report symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) may still have damage to the brain's white matter comparable to veterans with TBI,…
Rank this Week: 752

ADR Times

ADR Times

Covers alternative dispute resolution issues.

http://www.adrtimes.com/
Rank this Week: 550

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Apr 15

    Partial Victory For the SEC on its Conflict Minerals Rule (Part 2)

    Partial Victory For the SEC on its Conflict Minerals Rule (Part 2)
    So far things are going swimmingly for the SEC; however, once the Court reached the First Amendment argument it sang a different tune.  The Association challenged the Rule’s requirement that an issuer describe its products as…
  • Apr 15

    Partial Victory For the SEC on its Conflict Minerals Rule (Part 1)

    Partial Victory For the SEC on its Conflict Minerals Rule (Part 1)
    On April 14 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued its ruling in the case challenging the SEC final conflict minerals rule (“Rule”) and largely found for the SEC. The Court did vacate one provision of the…
  • Apr 14

    Retail Investors on Life Support (Part 3)

    Retail Investors on Life Support (Part 3)
      We are discussing the outflow of retail investors from the markets. What can be done to help retail investors overcome their distrust for the market? As one market participant stated, "[i]t is not so much anymore that the public does…
Rank this Week: 64

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Covers all aspects of business law. By Eric C. Chaffee, J. Scott Colesanti, Joshua P. Fershee, and Stefan J. Padfield

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Apr 15

    AALS Call for Papers--Incorporating Numbers in Business Law Classe

    AALS Call for Papers--Incorporating Numbers in Business Law Classe
    Bringing Numbers into Basic and Advanced Business Associations Courses: How and Why to Teach Accounting, Finance, and Tax 2015 AALS Annual Meeting--Agency, Patnerships, LLCs & Unincorporated Assoc. Section Washington, DC Business planners…
  • Apr 15

    Corporations and Governments Don't Actually Do Anything

    Corporations and Governments Don't Actually Do Anything
    They really don't. To be clear, this is not a post bashing corporations (or government). It's not really extolling the virtues of corporations, either. Instead, it's just to make the point that, notwithstanding Citizens United or Hobby Lobby…
  • Apr 14

    D.C. Circuit Court Invalidates SEC Conflict Mineral Disclosure

    D.C. Circuit Court Invalidates SEC Conflict Mineral Disclosure
    In an opinion released earlier today, the D.C. Circuit Court struck down the SEC's Dodd-Frank Conflict Mineral Rule under the compelled speech doctrine for failing the least restrictive alternative prong. We therefore hold that 15 U.S.C. §…
Rank this Week: 178

Real Estate & Construction Law…

Real Estate & Construction Law Blog

Features real estate and construction law updates and analysis. By Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs LLP.

http://www.bdblaw.com/publications-events/real-estate-and-construction-law-blog/
Rank this Week: 414