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Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Free 9th Cir. Practice Guide updated

    Free 9th Cir. Practice Guide updated
    The Appellate Lawyer Representatives’ Guide To Practice in the United States Court of Appeals for The Ninth Circuit has been updated here.Right Coast appellate update: The NY Law Journal issued a special appellate practice…
  • Aug 26

    Justice Baxter to keynote ABA Jury Project Symposium at USD

    Justice Baxter to keynote ABA Jury Project Symposium at USD
    Join the ABA Commission on the American Jury Project in beautiful San Diego for the 2014 National Symposium on the American Jury Project.  "Assuring Fair and Impartial Juries" is a two-day CLE event taking place October 23-24 at the…
  • Aug 25

    Proposal for Mandatory Tentative Opinion

    Proposal for Mandatory Tentative Opinion
    Click here to review proposals from the Conference of California Bar Associations, one of which (Resolution 07-01-2014) seeks to amend CRC 8.256 to require all California Courts of Appeal to either issue tentative opinions or focus…
Rank this Week: 164

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 27

    Parental Gatekeeping & Child Custody

    Parental Gatekeeping & Child Custody
    Parental gatekeeping is when one parent restricts the relationship between the other parent and a child. This is done through limiting communication or contact with the child. Sometimes, parental gatekeeping can be a way to keep a child out…
  • Aug 26

    Mississippi Same-Sex Couple Seeks Divorce

    Mississippi Same-Sex Couple Seeks Divorce
    The Mississippi Attorney General's office has been challenged to recognize same-sex marriage in the state in order to grant a divorce. A Tennessee couple recently asked for and was denied the same request, as discussed in a blog post a few…
  • Aug 25

    When a Prenuptial Agreement is Unfair

    When a Prenuptial Agreement is Unfair
    Prenuptial agreements are contracts entered into before a marriage that detail provisions about what the couple agree is fair in the event the marriage dissolves. These agreements commonly address property division, spousal support,…
Rank this Week: 311

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Covers Utah criminal law and Constitutional issues. By Clayton A. Simms, LLC.

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Aug 27

    Distributing Harmful Materials to Minor Focus of Utah Appeals Case

    Distributing Harmful Materials to Minor Focus of Utah Appeals Case
    There is an old saying about obeying the letter of the law versus the spirit of the law. In a nutshell, following the letter of the law means to obey the literal interpretation (the letter) of the law but not necessarily the intent (or…
  • Aug 25

    Utah Man Charged with Felony Evading after High Speed Chase

    Utah Man Charged with Felony Evading after High Speed Chase
    A simple traffic stop near Fort Duchesne on Thursday, August 21, turned into a high-speed chase resulting in the arrest of three people. The driver was charged with felony evading, along with other charges. When Does That Ever Work?…
  • Aug 20

    Utah Group Tackles Recidivism; Examines Non-Violent Crime Sentencing

    Utah Group Tackles Recidivism; Examines Non-Violent Crime Sentencing
    On Thursday, August 14, in what will be the first of many meetings, a Utah subcommittee met to discuss the problem of Utah’s growing prison population. Among the topics addressed by the subcommittee were Utah recidivism rates, the…
Rank this Week: 61

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Aug 27

    Normal America: Maggie's Farm.

    Normal America: Maggie's Farm.
    Well, I try my best to be just like I am. But everybody wants you to be just like them They say sing while you slave--and I just get bored. I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more....
  • Aug 26

    Today's Sensitive Hollywood Moment.

    Today's Sensitive Hollywood Moment.
    Or Overheard in Santa Monica. A true risk-taker college friend--no matter what they tell you 95% of Duke grads are not bust-out thinkers and leaders but instead very bright, pleasant, straight-up bourgeois citizens who play it safe;…
  • Aug 26

    In The Atlantic: Dumbing down education, killing college and scamming law students.

    In The Atlantic: Dumbing down education, killing college and scamming law students.
    In case you hadn't heard, on page 62 of the print edition of the September issue is "The Law-School Scam" by Paul Campos. It stars the InfiLaw System's three laws schools Florida Coastal, Arizona Summit (previously Phoenix) and…
Rank this Week: 474

Georgia Injury Lawyer Blawg

Georgia Injury Lawyer Blawg

Covers injury law. By Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates.

http://www.georgiainjurylawyerblawg.com/
  • Aug 27

    The Highest Product Liability Verdicts in Georgia in 2013 ~ part 1

    The Highest Product Liability Verdicts in Georgia in 2013 ~ part 1
    The following are the top Product Liability Verdicts in Georgia for 2013 ~ part 1: 1.) A $ 16,520,000 verdict for the Plaintiff in DeKalb County State Court for Wrongful Death due to Defective Design and Failure to Warn. The case was…
  • Aug 26

    A Jury in Georgia sides with the Plaintiff against Wal-Mart by Awarding $ 1.3 Million in a Premises Liability Case

    A Jury in Georgia sides with the Plaintiff against Wal-Mart by Awarding $ 1.3 Million in a Premises Liability Case
    In August of 2010, Kelly Rorro, a young mother at age 22 and 8 months pregnant with her second child, was shopping at a Wal-Mart in Hinesville, GA when she Slipped and Fell hard on a greasy substance on the floor, injuring her back . Ms.…
  • Aug 25

    Georgia’s Top Medical Malpractice Verdicts for 2013 ~ part 2

    Georgia’s Top Medical Malpractice Verdicts for 2013 ~ part 2
    The following is a summary of the Top Medical Malpractice Verdicts in 2013 for the State of Georgia ~ part 2: 1.) In another infant brain damage case, the Plaintiff was awarded $ 7.5 million in Fulton County State Court. The case was…
Rank this Week: 602

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Blogging resources, ideas and news for law firm bloggers. By Kevin O'Keefe.

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Can blogging lawyers cover legal events better than the media?

    Can blogging lawyers cover legal events better than the media?
    When lawyers hear blogging they think marketing. Raising their visibility. Getting web traffic. Enhancing their reputation. That’s okay, but blogging by lawyers can mean much more to our society. One is blogging on legal stories in the…
  • Aug 27

    Facebook eliminating the junk in your News Feed

    Facebook eliminating the junk in your News Feed
    As reported by multiple sources this week, including Reed Albergotti (@WSJdigits) of the Wall Steer Journal, Facebook is cracking down on click bait. All too lawyers and other professionals I speak with complain about all the junk they see on…
  • Aug 25

    Networking online makes practicing law in rural America possible

    Networking online makes practicing law in rural America possible
    From Donna Taylor, a county judge in rural Nebraska, in a report by the Washington Post’s Danielle Paquette (@DPAQreport): There’s a great deal of need for young lawyers in rural communities. There’s plenty of work to go…
Rank this Week: 43

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

Covers food poisoning and foodborne illness outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Aug 27

    Listeria Recall: Mom’s Chicken Extra Thin Cutlet

    Listeria Recall: Mom’s Chicken Extra Thin Cutlet
    TNUVA USA, a Fairfield, N.J., establishment is recalling approximately 8,316 pounds of Mom’s Chicken Extra Thin Cutlets product due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes (Lm), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s…
  • Aug 23

    Whole Genome Sequencing Prompts Nut Butter Salmonella Recall

    Whole Genome Sequencing Prompts Nut Butter Salmonella Recall
    The CDC reports as of August 20, 2014, a total of four persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Braenderup have been reported from four states since January 1, 2014. The number of ill persons identified in each state is as…
  • Aug 22

    Come on Whataburger – Vaccinate your Employees for Hepatitis A

    Come on Whataburger – Vaccinate your Employees for Hepatitis A
    Health officials are once again alerting the public about possible hepatitis A exposure – this time at that Austin Texas Whataburger in Central Austin. A restaurant employee there at the 2800 Guadalupe St. location has been diagnosed…
Rank this Week: 82

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Edited by Andrew M. Ironside.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civil_rights/
  • Aug 27

    "Two Very Different Stories: Vicarious Liability Under Tort and Title VII Law"

    "Two Very Different Stories: Vicarious Liability Under Tort and Title VII Law"
    The title of this post comes from this article by Professor Martha Chamallas, the abstract of which states: Without much analysis, the U.S. Supreme Court has imported common law agency and tort principles to resolve issues of employer…
  • Aug 26

    "The Case Against Free Speech"

    "The Case Against Free Speech"
    The title of this post comes from this intriguing paper by Professor Brian Leiter, the abstract of which states: Free societies employ a variety of institutions — including courts and schools — in which speech is heavily regulated…
  • Aug 25

    Cornel West lights up President Obama in recent interview

    Cornel West lights up President Obama in recent interview
    Throughout his career, Cornel West has been an energetic, emphatic, and unapologetic speaker who doesn't hesitate to speak his mind - he always keeps it real. There perhaps is no better example of this style than West's recent interview…
Rank this Week: 261

Structured Settlements 4Real

Structured Settlements 4Real

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

http://structuredsettlements.typepad.com/structured_settlements_4r/
  • Aug 27

    Genex Capital | What's The Story?

    Genex Capital | What's The Story?
    Woodbridge Structured Funding or any consumer for that matter could not be faulted for believing what Genex Capital promotes to the public on its BBB listing is true. But is it? This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for…
  • Aug 26

    JG Wentworth "Misquotes" Better Business Bureau

    JG Wentworth "Misquotes" Better Business Bureau
    JG Wentworth presents its rating from the Better Business Bureau as if it were quoted out of a Broadway style review*. Instead of "Two Thumbs Up" it says "Rated A+" –Better Business Bureau. This is a content summary only. Please click…
  • Aug 25

    CNA Completes Sale of Continental Assurance Company to Wilton Re

    CNA Completes Sale of Continental Assurance Company to Wilton Re
    In my call today to CNA Structured Settlements today I confirmed that with one exception, the CNA customer service number remains unchanged. Please refer to the 4structures.com LLC list of structured... This is a content summary only. Please…
Rank this Week: 44

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 151

Georgia Legal Report

Georgia Legal Report

Covers injury and accident news and medical malpractice case updates. By The Murray Law Firm.

http://www.georgialegalreport.com/
Rank this Week: 612

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    This is an incredible story

    This is an incredible story
    What happened here?The jury agreed with the defense and had reasonable doubt about whether the dad did it..The jury believed that the dad did it and the jury excused his behavior.The jury didn't know and didn't care. pollcode.com free…
  • Aug 26

    Daily Report investigates how 11th Circuit handles complaints against judge

    Daily Report investigates how 11th Circuit handles complaints against judge
    Alyson Palmer has this great article about her research into the complaints about judges filed with the 11th Circuit.  The very public suspension of Judge Fuller because of his arrest for domestic violence led her to investigate.…
  • Aug 26

    SHOCKER!

    SHOCKER!
    This story about a judge shocking a defendant can't be true, can it?  From the Baltimore Post Examiner:Maryland Circuit Court Judge Robert C. Nalley — who in 2009 deflated the tire of a Toyota parked outside the Charles…
Rank this Week: 101

Law Office of Joe Dane

Law Office of Joe Dane

Covers criminal offenses and procedure in California.

http://www.joedane.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney – new office location

    Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney – new office location
    I am pleased to announce the new location of my office.  After six years in the previous location,  I have relocated from Orange to the city of Tustin.  Our new address is: 17581 Irvine Blvd., Suite 108 Tustin, CA  92780…
  • Jan 18

    Miranda rights – How to keep your mouth shut (part 3 in a series)

    Miranda rights – How to keep your mouth shut (part 3 in a series)
    In the first two parts of this series, I’ve discussed the law of the Miranda rights and when the Miranda rights apply.  Now, it’s time to talk about how to invoke your rights if you choose not to talk… and you probably…
  • Jan 9

    Miranda rights and questioning: when it applies – part 2 of a serie

    Miranda rights and questioning: when it applies – part 2 of a serie
    In part one, I discussed what the law of the 1966 Miranda decision requires when a person is being questioned by police.  In this part, I’ll explain when the police are even required to read your rights. First – Custody The…
Rank this Week: 883

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Edited by David R. Cleveland, Kendall D. Isaac, Tonya Kowalski, Elizabeth Berenguer Megale and Randall L. Hodgkinson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/appellate_advocacy/
  • Aug 27

    Courtroom Decorum in Baskin v. Bogan

    Courtroom Decorum in Baskin v. Bogan
    Yesterday the 7th Circuit heard argument in Baskin v. Bogan, a case involving Indiana’s same-sex marriage ban. These arguments provide some noteworthy lessons in decorum. Appellant’s counsel began his argument by articulating a precise…
  • Aug 24

    Goldstein's Latest Amicus Brief

    Goldstein's Latest Amicus Brief
    Last week, Tony Mauro had an article in the National Law Journal discussing the latest amicus brief filed by Goldstein & Russell's Thomas Goldstein. As Mauro pointed out, what makes this particular amicus brief potentially noteworthy is…
  • Aug 21

    Bashman Post on Word Limit Reduction Proposal

    Bashman Post on Word Limit Reduction Proposal
    Howard Bashman has a new post on How Appealing examining the new proposal to reduce the word limit for principal briefs in the U.S. Courts of Appeals. The proposal is to reduce the current 14,000 word limit to 12,500. Allegedly,...
Rank this Week: 251

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

Covers law firm marketing and business development strategies. By the Rainmaker Institute.

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    5 Great Ideas That Answer the Question: What Do I Write on My Law Firm Blog?

    5 Great Ideas That Answer the Question: What Do I Write on My Law Firm Blog?
    Former practicing attorney Larry Bodine, the law blog guru at LarryBodine.com, knows firsthand the struggles many attorneys face when trying to consistently create great content for their blog posts. LawMarketing.com Editor Cindy Greenway…
  • Aug 26

    3.7 Million Americans Use Legal Self-Help Centers: ABA Report

    3.7 Million Americans Use Legal Self-Help Centers: ABA Report
    The ABA’s Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services has released a report that finds 3.7 million Americans use legal self-help centers because they cannot afford to pay for an attorney: The study gathered data from 222 of…
  • Aug 25

    How to Perfect Your Ability to Persuade

    How to Perfect Your Ability to Persuade
    Whether we realize it or not, we spend a lot of time negotiating our way through life.  As an attorney, your ability to influence and persuade is critical, not only to prevail for your clients but to attract clients in the first…
Rank this Week: 325

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injuries to minors, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse & neglect, premises liability, products liability, and wrongful death. By Matthew D. Kaplan.

http://www.oregoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    SafeKids Report is Important Guide for Parent

    SafeKids Report is Important Guide for Parent
    As we all prepare for another school year, SafeKids Oregon, an organization that regular readers will know I admire and support, is distributing an important report that is worth every parent’s attention. “Changing the Culture of…
  • Aug 25

    Industrial Accident Death

    Industrial Accident Death
    A story from Ohio last week highlights the danger of industrial accidents throughout the United States and the need for all of us to be vigilant. According to Ohio.com, the website of the Akron Beacon-Journal newspaper, “a…
  • Aug 12

    Little Noticed Federal Order Reinforces Citizens’ Right

    Little Noticed Federal Order Reinforces Citizens’ Right
    A recent article in Slate highlighted an important but little noticed executive order signed by President Obama on the last day of July. According to the online magazine, the “Fair Play and Safe Workplaces” order, as it is…
Rank this Week: 642

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Aug 27

    Can I Be Sued for Writing Negative Reviews Online?

    Can I Be Sued for Writing Negative Reviews Online?
    The technological advances of the last several years have made online shopping a way of life. At the heart of this new activity is the ability to broadcast consumer complaints. Sites like Yelp!, Angie’s List, and Amazon have turned the…
  • Aug 20

    Don’t Worry NSA, Google Has E-mail Surveillance Covered

    Don’t Worry NSA, Google Has E-mail Surveillance Covered
    It shouldn’t be surprising that Google monitors Gmail for child pornography. After all, this is the same company that scans e-mails and bombards uers with advertising for legal services. However, the scans of John Skillern’s Gmail…
  • Aug 19

    The Future of Same-Sex Marriage May Be up to the Supreme Court

    The Future of Same-Sex Marriage May Be up to the Supreme Court
    The states have an enormous amount of leeway when it comes to marriage. On occasion, however, a state’s laws regarding marriage may be called into question, requiring a high authority to step in and offer a well-reasoned answer. Related…
Rank this Week: 851

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 314

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

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

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Aug 27

    Expert Witnesses and Reliable Method

    Expert Witnesses and Reliable Method
    Under the Federal Rules of Evidence, an expert witness is required to use reliable principles and methods in coming to expert opinions. In this video, Tracy discusses the rule and how it might apply to a damage calculation done by an expert…
  • Aug 12

    Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Asset

    Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Asset
    Tracy Coenen, author of “Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Assets,” shares her insight on uncovering financial details to ensure that divorce settlements are fair and…
  • Aug 5

    Daubert Challenges For Expert Witnesse

    Daubert Challenges For Expert Witnesse
    Expert witnesses frequently run into Daubert challenges, through which opposing counsel is trying to prevent the witness from providing expert testimony at trial. Tracy Coenen talks about how she handles Daubert challenges in her litigation…
Rank this Week: 65

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/
  • Aug 27

    Family Film Blogging: The Hundred- Foot Journey

    Family Film Blogging: The Hundred- Foot Journey
    So, first let me tell you my agenda. I try to frequent non-animated PG-rated films as much as possible. Why?...
  • Aug 26

    Dodd-Frank Whistleblowing Check-In

    Dodd-Frank Whistleblowing Check-In
    Joe Nocera thinks that the new SEC whistleblower program is a winner, as it is rewarding people who go first...
  • Aug 22

    The Con Law Conundrum

    The Con Law Conundrum
    The question: to con law or not to con law? The context: Steve Bainbridge responding to Anne Tucker's post on...
Rank this Week: 149

Raising the Bar: An Internet…

Raising the Bar: An Internet Marketing Blog for Lawyers

Covers internet marketing and law firm web designs.

http://www.paperstreet.com/blog
  • Aug 27

    A Collection of PaperStreet Webinar

    A Collection of PaperStreet Webinar
    Every month a PaperStreet staff member creates and presents a webinar. They range in topic from SEO and content to design and latest trends. Check out some of our favorites (broken down by category, of course). You can see all of……
  • Aug 26

    New York Criminal Defense Attorneys – Elliot Felig & Associate

    New York Criminal Defense Attorneys – Elliot Felig & Associate
    Elliot Felig & Associates, a New York securities law firm, has just launched an Essentials website. Elliot Felig is a former prosecutor and also a former Wall Street banker with a rare expertise covering both the legal and financial…
  • Aug 26

    Over Optimization: Keyword Rich Anchor Text

    Over Optimization: Keyword Rich Anchor Text
    We are always preaching optimization, optimization, optimization when we talk about SEO. Of course, a properly optimized page is absolutely key to rankings, but you can overdo it. One of the good practices of SEO is to link within…
Rank this Week: 500

Out of the Jungle

Out of the Jungle

Thoughts on the present and future of legal information, legal research, and legal education. From Jim Milles, BJ Kaufman, Betsy McKenzie, Linda Ryan, Marie S. Newman, Greg Laughlin, Ann Puckett, Gail Daly and Jacqueline Cantwell.

http://outofthejungle.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Kindle and Reading

    Kindle and Reading
    I've got a Kindle, but use it mostly when I'm travelling so that I can have access to reading material without having to haul around lots of books in my suitcase.  I hate running out of books. During more than one foreign vacation,…
  • Aug 11

    Amazon versus Hatchette, round 3 or 4

    Amazon versus Hatchette, round 3 or 4
    Wow. The gloves are off! It was reported a while ago that the trade press Hachette was negotiating with Amazon on pricing. This happens each year as contracts come up for renewal. But this year is being different. According to some…
  • Jul 28

    Purge? WTF?! Yet another form of cyberbullying

    Purge? WTF?! Yet another form of cyberbullying
    Wow! Social media has spawned a new form of cyberbullying, and surprise, surprise, it tends to focus on females. Purge happened worldwide on Facebook between July 17 and 19, with supposedly anonymous posts saying whatever folks liked about…
Rank this Week: 511

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

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

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 158

New York Personal Injury Attorneys…

New York Personal Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers auto accidents, civil rights, construction accidents and personal injury. By Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Mackauf, Bloom & Rubinowitz.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 649

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

inovia's Foreign Filing Blog

Covers foreign patent filing issues, ranging from the PCT process and cost-savings measures to country-specific issues related to the national stage entry.

http://info.inovia.com/
  • Aug 27

    USPTO to Host America Invents Act (AIA) Roadshow

    USPTO to Host America Invents Act (AIA) Roadshow
    Good afternoon, readers. This week, the U.S. Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), announced that it will host an American Invents Act roadshow in seven cities throughout the country.  The roadshows…
  • Aug 13

    Tunisia Soon To Be Added as EPO Extension State

    Tunisia Soon To Be Added as EPO Extension State
    An agreement was recently signed on July 3rd between EPO President Benoit Battistelli and Tunisian Minister for Industry, Energy and Mines Kamel Ben adding Tunisia as an EPO extension state. Once this agreement has been ratified, applicants…
  • Aug 13

    The Benefits of the Supplemental Search Report

    The Benefits of the Supplemental Search Report
    After filing your PCT application, an International Searching Authority (ISA) will perform a search of relevant patent documents and references. Additionally, the ISA will issue a preliminary and non-binding review of the claims, analyzing…
Rank this Week: 498

The Divorce Blog

The Divorce Blog

Covers divorce and family law news. By Kevin W. Chern.

http://www.totaldivorce.com/blog
  • Aug 27

    Neil Young Files for Divorce

    Neil Young Files for Divorce
    After 36 years of marriage, Canadian rock legend Neil Young has filed for divorce from his wife Pegi. Young, 68, filed a petition for dissolution of marriage in his hometown of San Mateo, California, on July 29th. The couple met in 1974 at a…
  • Aug 20

    Divorce For Transgender Marriage

    Divorce For Transgender Marriage
    Last week, courts in both Arizona and California ruled that marriages of two transgender men were valid and that they can, in fact, get divorced. Thomas Beatie, 40, was born female and in 1997 he underwent assessment to determine his…
  • Aug 12

    Duchovny and Leoni Divorce

    Duchovny and Leoni Divorce
    After a marriage spanning seventeen years, actor David Duchovny and actress Tea Leoni are officially divorcing. Duchovny, most recently noted for his work on Showtime’s “Californication, “filed documents with New York in…
Rank this Week: 998

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Aug 27

    An OpEd by Erwin Chemerinsky

    An OpEd by Erwin Chemerinsky
    "How the Supreme Court Protects Bad Cops," is Erwin Chemerinsky's OpEd in the New York Times. He's the dean of the UC-Irvine School of Law. In recent years, the court has made it very difficult, and often impossible, to hold...
  • Aug 27

    Indefensible

    Indefensible
    That's the title of an article posted at Slate by Gabriel Urza. It's subtitled, "Why Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s lawyer is leaving the defense team—and the Army." Here's the beginning: Tuesday is Army Major Jason Wright’s last…
  • Aug 27

    North Carolina Roundup

    North Carolina Roundup
    The Robesonian of Lumberton, North Carolina publishes the editorial, "No margin for error with the death penalty." There are a lot of reasons to oppose the death penalty. In no particular order, here are ours: And: And the most obvious,...
Rank this Week: 104

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Covers accident & injury, asbestos, medical device litigation, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, pharmaceutical litigation, and workers compensation. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.chicagoinjurylawblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Chicago Officials Use Twitter to Tracks Foodborne Illne

    Chicago Officials Use Twitter to Tracks Foodborne Illne
    It seems like every day there is a new recall issued for some type of food contamination - salmonella, E.coli, listeria or other risks of public health. Although the FDA and USDA are trying to ramp up their inspection and enforcement…
  • Aug 25

    Millions of Bean Bags Recalled after Child Death

    Millions of Bean Bags Recalled after Child Death
    More than 2.2 million bean bags made by Ace Bayou Corp. are being recalled after two children suffocated to death inside of them. The bean bags, which come in various shapes, colors, fabrics and sizes, were sold at popular stores such as…
  • Jul 25

    Unnecessary C-Sections Plague American Women

    Unnecessary C-Sections Plague American Women
    One in three American mothers deliver their first child through Cesarean section and 90% of those women who then have a second child will deliver through C-section again. It has not always been this way: in the 1970s, only 5% of all births…
Rank this Week: 331

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Aug 27

    Article About Former Penn State President Raises Issues Concerning Independent Investigative Reports and Role of Corporate Counsel

    Article About Former Penn State President Raises Issues Concerning Independent Investigative Reports and Role of Corporate Counsel
    The New York Times Magazine several weeks ago published a lengthy, largely sympathetic article about Graham Spanier, the former Penn State president (Sokolove, "The Shadow of the Valley"), see here, who is awaiting trial on charges…
  • Aug 20

    Memo to Rick Perry: Curb Your Inner Bully

    Memo to Rick Perry: Curb Your Inner Bully
    My favorite statement so far on the Rick Perry indictment comes from Senator Ted Cruz: "Unfortunately there has been a sad history of the Travis County District Atttorney's Office engaging in politically-motivated prosecutions, and this…
  • Aug 12

    Future Trends Regarding White Collar Crime and China

    Future Trends Regarding White Collar Crime and China
    As I mentioned in my post last week, I moderated a roundtable discussion at this year's ABA annual meeting entitled Navigating the White Collar Crime Landscape in China. While the discussion included many unique and interesting insights into…
Rank this Week: 362

Beyond Structured Settlements

Beyond Structured Settlements

Covers 468B settlement funds, factoring, medicare set-aside arrangements, settlement planning, special needs trusts and structured settlements. By Patrick Hindert.

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • Aug 27

    Wendie Howland Interview - 2

    Wendie Howland Interview - 2
    The increasing number, importance and roles of life care planners represents a significant development impacting several overlapping markets including structured settlements, personal injury settlement planning, special needs planning, and…
  • Aug 26

    Wendie Howland Interview - 1

    Wendie Howland Interview - 1
    The most recent S2KM blog post highlights the growing strategic importance of life care planners for structured settlement and personal injury settlement planning professionals. To gain additional knowledge about life care planners, S2KM…
  • Aug 18

    Life Care Planner

    Life Care Planner
    The increasing number, importance and roles of life care planners represents one of the most significant developments S2KM has observed while attending 2014 structured settlement and settlement planning stakeholder educational conferences .…
Rank this Week: 240

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

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

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Alexander v. FedEx (9th Cir. - Aug. 27, 2014)

    Alexander v. FedEx (9th Cir. - Aug. 27, 2014)
    Judge Fletcher holds that FedEx drivers aren't independent contractors even though FedEx tries to make them ones.  Judge Trott, joined by Judge Goodwin, fully agrees with everything Judge Fletcher says.  But nonetheless writes…
  • Aug 27

    People v. Lujano (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 26, 2014)

    People v. Lujano (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 26, 2014)
    The trial court -- Judge Koosed in Riverside -- holds that the relevant searches were valid under the Fourth Amendment, "colorfully" stating:  "They’ve got consent up the ying-yang here."The Court of Appeal respectfully disagrees.…
  • Aug 26

    People v. J.S. (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 26, 2014)

    People v. J.S. (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 26, 2014)
    I'll not comment on the substance of this opinion, other than to articulate my view that the Court of Appeal's opinion is absolutely right, and that it'd have been a travesty if the relevant procedural rule was the one advanced by the…
Rank this Week: 447

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Aug 27

    The Dangers of the New Trade Secrets Act

    The Dangers of the New Trade Secrets Act
    First, I want to state how thrilled I am to be joining the great group here at CITP. Every CITP scholar that I’ve gotten to know over the past several years have become friends and influenced my work in areas ranging from voting machine…
  • Aug 26

    Takedown 2.0: The Trouble with Broad TROs Targeting Non-Party Online Intermediarie

    Takedown 2.0: The Trouble with Broad TROs Targeting Non-Party Online Intermediarie
    On August 14, a federal district court in Oregon issued an ex parte temporary restraining order (TRO) in a civil copyright infringement case, ABS-CBN v. Ashby. The defendants in the case are accused of operating several “pirate…
  • Aug 22

    Airport Scanners: How Privacy Risk Leads to Security Risk

    Airport Scanners: How Privacy Risk Leads to Security Risk
    Debates about privacy and security tend to assume that the two are in opposition, so that improving privacy tends to degrade security, and vice versa. But often the two go hand in hand so that privacy enhances security. A good example comes…
Rank this Week: 90

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/
  • Aug 27

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    Obama administration officials said that they have begun to mobilize allies towards potential American military action in Syria, reports the New York Times. The Times suggests that Australia, Britain, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey,…
  • Aug 27

    A Politically Palatable Authorization to Use Force Against IS [UPDATED]

    A Politically Palatable Authorization to Use Force Against IS [UPDATED]
    One senses growing pressure, within and without the White House, for the President to seek authorization from Congress for what he and his aides say will be a long battle against the Islamic State (IS).  Last week I outlined the…
  • Aug 27

    Behind the NYT Climate Accord Story

    Behind the NYT Climate Accord Story
    I am no expert at all on climate change.  With that large caveat, I think the Coral Davenport’s New York Times story about President Obama’s international climate accord ambitions overstates the domestic…
Rank this Week: 383

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Aug 27

    Will the U.S. Move to Citizenship-Strip ISIS Fighters?

    Will the U.S. Move to Citizenship-Strip ISIS Fighters?
    by Peter Spiro by Peter Spiro It’s only a matter of time before we start seeing proposals to take away the citizenship of Americans fighting for ISIS/ISIL forces in Syria and Iraq. They have drawn renewed attention in the wake of James…
  • Aug 27

    Can the U.S. President Enter into a Legally Binding Climate Change Agreement Without Congress?

    Can the U.S. President Enter into a Legally Binding Climate Change Agreement Without Congress?
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku The New York Times is running a big report today on the U.S. plan to sign a “sweeping” climate change agreement without having to go to Congress for approval or ratification.  Instead of a…
  • Aug 27

    Israel’s Indiscriminate Attack on Shujaiya

    Israel’s Indiscriminate Attack on Shujaiya
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller On the record, US officials invariably defend even the most indefensible IDF uses of force in Gaza, most often parroting the Israeli line that the IDF does everything it can to spare civilian lives…
Rank this Week: 51

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

Covers marketing, productivity, personal development, and wealth creation.

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Aug 27

    How to get clients to like you

    How to get clients to like you
    I went to a doctor once who was highly recommended. One of the best in the area, I was told. When I got to his office and went up to the desk, I was handed a clipboard and asked for my insurance card. No greeting. No smile. No eye contact. I…
  • Aug 26

    The best way to end an email

    The best way to end an email
    What’s the best way to end an email? The same thing you do at the end of any closing argument, presentation, meeting, pleading, report, blog post, or other persuasive communication. Tell the reader what to do. Tell…
  • Aug 25

    Removing the obstacles to succe

    Removing the obstacles to succe
    Instant manifestation. You think it and it appears. You write it down and it becomes reality. Sound good? Actually, it would be a nightmare. Your life would be a jumble of confusing and conflicting thoughts and you would be continually fixing…
Rank this Week: 797

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
Rank this Week: 94

The Conference Room--Answers to…

The Conference Room--Answers to Questions on N.C. Law

Comments on North Carolina civil litigation and laws. By Bradley A. Coxe.

http://nclawyer.typepad.com/north_carolina_civil_litg/
  • Aug 27

    Free Advice

    Free Advice
    I will occasionally get questions from friends, acquaintances, at a dial a lawyer day, or online at www.avvo.com, who want to know what they should settle for in a small to medium car wreck or personal injury. These casual, cocktail...
  • Aug 8

    Snakes on a Plaintiff

    Snakes on a Plaintiff
    English: American-Copperhead snake Agkistrodon contortrix (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I had a call today from a residential tenant with problem—She found a copperhead snake in her back yard. Now this being North Carolina, which happens to…
  • Jul 31

    What happens after the settlement?

    What happens after the settlement?
    Cover of Back to the Future When you settle a claim, before or after a lawsuit, you sign various documents finalizing the settlement. The first is a settlement agreement. A settlement agreement is essentially a contract between the parties…
Rank this Week: 722

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
  • Aug 27

    Can Children Live in Prison with a Parent?

    Can Children Live in Prison with a Parent?
    If you follow our work closely, you know that the Law Library of Congress often produces foreign, comparative, and international law reports on a wide range of important issues.  Our recently completed report, titled Laws on Children…
  • Aug 27

    An Interview with Ann Hemmens, Legal Reference Librarian

    An Interview with Ann Hemmens, Legal Reference Librarian
    This week’s interview is with Ann Hemmens, a legal reference librarian with the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. My parents were transplants…
  • Aug 26

    Second Magna Carta Lecture Series Program Shines a Light on Primary Source

    Second Magna Carta Lecture Series Program Shines a Light on Primary Source
    We hosted our second program in the Magna Carta lecture series, “Selecting and Conserving Primary Sources,” on Wednesday, August 20. William “Jake” Jacobs, chief of the Library’s Interpretive Programs…
Rank this Week: 188

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

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

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Germany Issues Revised Draft Cybersecurity Law

    Germany Issues Revised Draft Cybersecurity Law
    On August 19, 2014, the German Federal Ministry of the Interior published a revised draft cybersecurity law. The Draft Law is intended to serve as a cornerstone of Germany's recently-announced digital agenda.
  • Aug 20

    Hunton’s Centre for Information Policy Leadership Submits Comments to NTIA on Big Data

    Hunton’s Centre for Information Policy Leadership Submits Comments to NTIA on Big Data
    On August 14, 2014, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton and Williams submitted its response to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's request for public comment on big data developments and such…
  • Aug 14

    UK Information Commissioner’s Office Publishes Big Data Report

    UK Information Commissioner’s Office Publishes Big Data Report
    On July 28, 2014, the UK Information Commissioner's Office released a comprehensive report on big data and data protection. This is the first big data guidance prepared by a European data protection authority.
Rank this Week: 501

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

Features an appellate practitioner's take on practice and legal developments in the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. By Greg May.

http://www.calblogofappeal.com
  • Aug 27

    How to make your mediation brief effective

    How to make your mediation brief effective
    There are some big differences between appellate mediation and mediation while your case is still pending in the trial court. But appellate and trial lawyers can both benefit from reading mediator Rande Sotomayor’s excellent article,…
  • Jul 28

    Opposing the pro se appellant

    Opposing the pro se appellant
    I think a lot of people might think that any time the appellant is a lay person representing himself (i.e., appearing “pro se”), the respondent has a pretty easy time of it. Is that the case? I was reminded of this issue by an…
  • Jul 2

    Doesn’t anybody read the rules?

    Doesn’t anybody read the rules?
    When is a brief written by a lay person likely to be of comparable quality to a brief written by lawyer for the other side in the same case? When both briefs stink: Brooks’s opening brief on appeal includes a statement of facts without…
Rank this Week: 378

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Aug 27

    The Leading Table of Authorities Add-Ons for Microsoft Word Plus New Voir Dire Tactic

    The Leading Table of Authorities Add-Ons for Microsoft Word Plus New Voir Dire Tactic
    Coming today to LitigationWorld: Microsoft Word's table of authorities tool can make a grown litigator or paralegal cry so we asked Word trainer and Legal Office Guru publisher Deborah Savadra to round up the leading third-party Word add-ons…
  • Aug 26

    The Characteristics of a Lawyer Rainmaker Plus 70 More Must-Read

    The Characteristics of a Lawyer Rainmaker Plus 70 More Must-Read
    Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 71 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the...
  • Aug 26

    Legal Technology Purchasing in 2014 Plus 75 More Must-Read

    Legal Technology Purchasing in 2014 Plus 75 More Must-Read
    Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 76 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the...
Rank this Week: 508

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 633

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Aug 27

    Mullet Gang Convictions Reversed

    Mullet Gang Convictions Reversed
    Before people start checking their beards into the witness-protection program, I should point out that the hub of this conspiracy, Samuel Mullet, Sr., is not about to be released. He and four other members of the Mullet Gang did…
  • Aug 26

    Sovereign Citizen's SUV Loaded With Chickens & Ammo

    Sovereign Citizen's SUV Loaded With Chickens & Ammo
    First, credit where credit is due. I got this on Twitter from @xarph, who says he has a Google news alert set up for "sovereign citizen" and reports that the results are "always amazing." Credit also goes to Raw…
  • Aug 25

    Assorted Stupidity #65

    Assorted Stupidity #65
    Bad places to hide: (1) ponds, (2) bushes in which wasps have previously hidden. List will likely grow. Did police refer to the latter case as a "sting operation"? Of course they did. That happened in the UK, as…
Rank this Week: 820

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys…

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys Blawg

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

http://thomasjhenrylaw.com/blawg/
  • Aug 27

    EpiPen to be Required in Michigan School

    EpiPen to be Required in Michigan School
    A new law being enacted in Michigan will require all schools to stock epinephrine and have staff trained in the use of epinephrine auto-injectors, EpiPens.
  • Aug 27

    Pedestrian Dies After Hit-And-Run Accident

    Pedestrian Dies After Hit-And-Run Accident
    A man died Monday night after being struck by an 18-wheeler on Loop 410 in San Antonio. The trucker driver fled the scene.
  • Aug 27

    Car Crash Kills Three in Kerrville

    Car Crash Kills Three in Kerrville
    Three people, including one child, were killed in a head-on collision in Kerrville, Texas on Sunday evening. Authorities are investigating the accident.
Rank this Week: 98

Law Firm Web Strategy

Law Firm Web Strategy

Covers online law firm business development, including profile building, branding and law firm SEO. By Steve Matthews.

http://www.stemlegal.com/strategyblog
  • Aug 27

    CBA Futures Report: Roundup of Reaction

    CBA Futures Report: Roundup of Reaction
    A few weeks back, I published a summary of the new CBA Futures Report over on Slaw.ca. The input and reaction to this report is something we’ve been tracking here at Stem; as we all seem to think (in time) …
  • Jul 31

    Stem Client Roundup for July 2014

    Stem Client Roundup for July 2014
    American author Hal Borland once said, “Summer is a promissory note signed in June, its long days spent and gone before you know it, and due to be repaid next January.” A bit of a deflating thought! Here at Stem …
  • Jul 30

    This Is My Life: Stop Writing About Yourself In The Third Person

    This Is My Life: Stop Writing About Yourself In The Third Person
    “He has a dream that one day, this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘They hold those truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’” “He considers himself the…
Rank this Week: 525