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South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

Covers nursing home abuse and litigation. By Poliakoff & Associates.

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Sep 18

    90 year old man left in sun for 3 hours, barely alive

    90 year old man left in sun for 3 hours, barely alive
    A 90 year old man was left outside in the sun for three hours. Aristocrat, the nursing home where the man lived, wheeled the man outside and forgot about him. The man was nonresponsive when they brought him back into the facility, according…
  • Sep 17

    80 year old man Slapped by Caregiver

    80 year old man Slapped by Caregiver
    Taneka Kiera Hopkins worked at a South Haven nursing home when she was charged with second-degree elder abuse after abusing an 80 year old bedridden patient. Hopkins slapped the man and treated him roughly. The police caught on to Hopkins…
  • Sep 15

    What Would You Do With $10,000?

    What Would You Do With $10,000?
    One nursing home is answering that question the same way that they always live their lives: by giving to others. The Randolph County Nursing Home houses a number of residents, including Merlene Brown. Brown had a mastectomy 13 years ago and…
Rank this Week: 207

Mootness: The Moot Court Blog

Mootness: The Moot Court Blog

Provides competition results & news, resources & commentary about interscholastic appellate advocacy. By Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor Kent Streseman.

http://mootness.typepad.com/mootness/
  • Sep 18

    Brands of food processor

    Brands of food processor
    Now, let’s talk about the brands a bit, and why it’s so important to buy the best food processor on the market to fit your needs. Food processors don’t come cheap that’s a fact. Well, good ones at least. And if you get…
  • Sep 11

    How to choose a food processor

    How to choose a food processor
    If we were to pick a single category of items in everyman’s household as the most important one, I would certainly opt for the one handling the food we eat. I’m inclined to believe you would agree with me. That’s why I…
  • Sep 6

    Quality aspects of a food processor

    Quality aspects of a food processor
    As with pretty much every product out there, best food processor is a combination of certain factors. I will point them out here for you, so you could know what to look for once you decide to hit the stores, or just order one online. So,…
Rank this Week: 431

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

http://garethsfirstlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    Durban beachfront's largest property development takes shape

    Durban beachfront's largest property development takes shape
    Durban beachfront's largest property development takes shapeA R1.8 billion expansion of Durban's landmark Suncoast Casino has been given the nod, clearing the way for a doubling of the existing complex.An artist's impression of the beachfront…
  • Sep 18

    Optimism rises with house building activity

    Optimism rises with house building activity
    Optimism rises with house building activityA sharp rise in residential building activity has resulted in improved confidence in the industry in the third quarter.The FNB/Bureau for Economic Research (BER) building confidence index released…
  • Sep 17

    Cape Town's waterfront celebrates 25 year

    Cape Town's waterfront celebrates 25 year
    Cape Town's waterfront celebrates 25 yearsSouthern Africa's biggest tourist attraction - the V&A Waterfront - was three decades ago a 'far sighted' idea but as it celebrates its 25th anniversary, it has become a massive source of income…
Rank this Week: 947

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Covers Alabama criminal law and procedure, including DUI,, theft crimes, and violent crimes. By Steven D. Ebersole.

http://www.birminghamcriminaldefenseblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    United States v. Gadson: Issue When Dealing with Co-Defendants in a Drug Case

    United States v. Gadson: Issue When Dealing with Co-Defendants in a Drug Case
    United States v. Gadson, a case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, involved two defendants (“Defendant 1” and “Defendant 2”) who appealed their respective convictions for possession with…
  • Sep 14

    Police Officer Charged: Domestic Sexual Assault and Strangulation

    Police Officer Charged: Domestic Sexual Assault and Strangulation
    Sexual assault allegations and charges can impact victims and alleged offenders of all walks of life. Those who are accused of sexual assault or abuse include professionals, politicians, and athletes, as well as low-income defendants. In a…
  • Sep 10

    California v. Quinones: On the Complexities of Sentencing in Criminal Case

    California v. Quinones: On the Complexities of Sentencing in Criminal Case
    California v. Quinones, a case from the Court of Appeals of the State of California, involved a defendant (“Defendant”) who was convicted on one count of transporting a controlled substance, possession of a firearm by a convicted…
Rank this Week: 512

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Sep 18

    ISIS: Major Change of Hostage Media Strategy

    ISIS: Major Change of Hostage Media Strategy
    British reporter John Cantlie was first captured by extremists in Syria in July, 2012. Here he is in a new video, calmly sitting at a table dressed in the tell-tale orange detainee garb, telling the public this is the first of a series of…
  • Sep 17

    Wednesday Night Open Thread

    Wednesday Night Open Thread
    The House voted to train and arm "moderate" Syrian rebels. Australia carried out big anti-terror raids. Official government statement here. The media says a senior ISIS member, who is Australian, had called for a random public execution…
  • Sep 17

    Obama: No Ground Troops For Iraq

    Obama: No Ground Troops For Iraq
    President Obama addressed the military in Tampa today. "I want to be clear. The American forces that have been deployed to Iraq do not and will not have a combat mission," Obama said. "We will train and equip our partners. We will advise…
Rank this Week: 5

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Sep 18

    SPOILS OF WAR: PLUNDER AND DESTRUCTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE IN THE PACIFIC THEATER OF WORLD WAR II

    SPOILS OF WAR: PLUNDER AND DESTRUCTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE IN THE PACIFIC THEATER OF WORLD WAR II
    OCTOBER 2, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. (THE NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM, 945 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (6.5 hours of CLE credit approved) *  registration fees include curator-guided tour and a catered lunch Join lawyers and…
  • Sep 16

    MEDIATING WITH THE MASTERS: HOW TO BE MORE SUCCESSFUL IN GETTING TO YES (September 25)

    MEDIATING WITH THE MASTERS: HOW TO BE MORE SUCCESSFUL IN GETTING TO YES (September 25)
    September 25, 2014; 2:00-4:00 p.m. U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana 500 Poydras St., Courtroom C227, New Orleans, LA 70130 (2 hours of CLE credit, including Ethics and Professionalism) PANELISTS United States District Judge…
  • Sep 15

    JURY TRIAL SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2014

    JURY TRIAL SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    JURY TRIAL SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 Pea v. City of Ponchatoula, 2:13-cv-542, Judge Zainey, 8:30am [This does not necessarily include all jury trials; and does NOT include bench trials, evidentiary hearings, non-trial criminal…
Rank this Week: 376

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 527

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

Covers bad faith, insurance coverage, D&O liability, excess and surplus lines, and more. By Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge.

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

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

About law, literature and the humanities. By the Law & Humanities Institute.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    Defining Truth

    Defining Truth
    Giorgio Resta, Università degli Studi di Bari, Law Faculty, and Vincenzo Zeno-Zencovich, Roma Tre University, Department of Law, have published Judicial 'Truth' and Historical 'Truth': The Case of the Ardeatine Caves Massacre at 31 Law…
  • Sep 16

    The Act of Killing

    The Act of Killing
    Richard K. Sherwin, New York Law School, has published Law in the Flesh: Tracing Legitimation's Origin to 'The Act of Killing', in No Foundations: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Law and Justice (June 2014). Here is the abstract.The founding…
  • Sep 16

    Columbia and the Charles Beard Thesi

    Columbia and the Charles Beard Thesi
    Ajay K. Mehrotra, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, has published Charles A. Beard & The Columbia School of Political Economy: Revisiting the Intellectual Roots of the Beardian Thesis at 29 Constitutional Commentary 475 (2014).…
Rank this Week: 443

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    I am often struck by how often the…

    I am often struck by how often the policies proposed by the Right are not only wrong, but demonstrably, historically wrong. This is true pretty much across the board-- on foreign policy and on domestic policy. For example, the arguments…
  • Sep 16

    Sasha Frere-Jones Tweated a series of…

    Sasha Frere-Jones Tweated a series of "Perfect Recordings": Volume One, Volume Two, Volume 3, Volume 4, and Volume 5. Somebody assembled them into a Rdio playlist, which is here. There is quite a bit that I am familiar with, and some things…
  • Sep 15

    Urban Outfitters is selling Kent State…

    Urban Outfitters is selling Kent State sweatshirts with fake bullet holes and bloodstains. Obviously this is appalling, but you know what? As far as I am able to tell, Neil Young and his harmony buddies kept the money from "Ohio" and nobody…
Rank this Week: 661

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

Features research tips, pop culture, and legal news. By the Georgia State University Law Library.

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Sep 18

    Job Hunting?

    Job Hunting?
    by Meghan Starr If you are thinking about life after law school or preparing for a summer job, check out the Law Library’s new display on interviewing (just past the reference desk).   The Librarians have pulled together some…
  • Sep 15

    Law Library’s Collection

    Law Library’s Collection
    By Mark Stuckey You may be like me and view the Law Library as merely a sensory deprivation chamber, to drown out the distractions of the outside world, so you can get at least some of the school work done that you should have been doing for…
  • Sep 12

    Struggling to find a research topic?

    Struggling to find a research topic?
    It is that time of year when many law students need to pick a research topic. One time-honored method for finding a topic is to look at circuit splits and see if an issue sparks your interest. Bloomberg Law and Bloomberg BNA have made finding…
Rank this Week: 364

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Sep 18

    Drexel Receives $50 Million Law School Naming Gift

    Drexel Receives $50 Million Law School Naming Gift
    Yesterday, my colleagues and I received very good news. Philadelphia attorney Tom Kline has given the law school a $50 million naming gift. The school will now be called the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law. Details here....
  • Sep 18

    Fall Facebook/OKCupid & the Future of Research Tour

    Fall Facebook/OKCupid & the Future of Research Tour
    I’m participating in several public events this fall pertaining to research ethics and regulation, most of them arising out of my recent work (in Wired and in Nature and elsewhere) on how to think about corporations conducting behavioral…
  • Sep 18

    Lawyer Competency and Law School

    Lawyer Competency and Law School
    What do lawyers do? What do lawyers need to do well in order to succeed? These are pretty key questions for legal educators, I think. The amazing thing is, we know far too little about what lawyers do. In her...
Rank this Week: 74

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 361

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Sep 18

    South Carolina Considering Rule And Comment Change

    South Carolina Considering Rule And Comment Change
    The South Carolina Supreme Court has posted a petition from the State Bar to amend Rule 1.6. The amendments appear to conform to recent ABA adopted rules changes. Rule 1.6(b) would have this exception (8) to detect and resolve conflicts...
  • Sep 18

    Schindler's Listing

    Schindler's Listing
    The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has imposed an 18-month suspension with fitness in a matter involving an attorney admitted in 1969. In 1969, attorneys were admitted by the federal district court. The court of appeals assumed…
  • Sep 18

    Escrow Violations Lead To Suspension

    Escrow Violations Lead To Suspension
    A one-year suspension was imposed by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department for misconduct in disbursing funds held in trust. The attorney made premature disbursements in real estate transactions by using funds…
Rank this Week: 817

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    Design Patent Maximizing Diamond Refraction Not Invalid for Claiming Functional Design

    Design Patent Maximizing Diamond Refraction Not Invalid for Claiming Functional Design
    The court denied plaintiff's motion for summary judgment that defendant's diamond design patent was invalid for depicting a functional design. "Admittedly, [the inventor] sometimes described the design of the [patent] in language that…
  • Sep 17

    Circumstantial Evidence of Direct Infringement Sufficient to Support Indirect Infringement Claim

    Circumstantial Evidence of Direct Infringement Sufficient to Support Indirect Infringement Claim
    The court denied plaintiff's renewed motion for judgment as a matter of law of noninfringement of defendant's network patent where defendant had no direct evidence of customer use of the infringing features in the U.S. "Even though…
  • Sep 16

    Frivolous Infringement Claim Warrants Rule 11 Sanction

    Frivolous Infringement Claim Warrants Rule 11 Sanction
    The court granted in part defendants' motion for Rule 11 sanctions after the court found a clear prosecution disclaimer. "I do not lightly use the word 'frivolous.' In my opinion, however, no reasonable attorney or judge could conclude that…
Rank this Week: 308

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
Rank this Week: 781

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    Of Gas Lines and Med'

    Of Gas Lines and Med'
    Those of us of a certain age recall the gasoline shortages of the early 70's. Oil prices had jumped considerably, and so the government (in its infinite wisdom and keen understanding of market forces) put in place price controls, basically…
  • Sep 17

    Geronimo!

    Geronimo!
    The 2015 Obamacare open enrollment is less than 2 months away and already some carriers have cold feet and are read to bail.With less than 4 months of credible claim data to work with the "Blue Ox" of Minnesota is pulling the…
  • Sep 17

    Exchanges, Carriers and Ch-ch-change

    Exchanges, Carriers and Ch-ch-change
    Just because the Federal Exchange is a hot, hacktastic mess, there's no reason to think that those run by individual states are in such sorry shape.Right?Ummmm:"Maryland officials are planning a gradual rollout of the state's health insurance…
Rank this Week: 38

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

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

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Sep 18

    Oxfam America Sues The SEC (Again) For Dilatory Rule Making

    Oxfam America Sues The SEC (Again) For Dilatory Rule Making
    Recently, I wrote of the shamelessness of the Securities and Exchange Commission targeting late filers even while it continues to miss many legal deadlines itself.  In that post, I mentioned that the SEC adopted resource extraction rules…
  • Sep 18

    In Judicial Opinions, These Words Are Truly Zeltn

    In Judicial Opinions, These Words Are Truly Zeltn
    Readers of this blog know that it isn’t just about the law, it is about the language of the law.  As I’ve mentioned, many of our legal terms are derived from Norman French courtesy of William the Conqueror.  Recently, I…
  • Sep 17

    Congressman Proposes Federal Non Disparagement Law

    Congressman Proposes Federal Non Disparagement Law
    Last Friday, I wrote about a new California law that provides that a contract or proposed contract for the sale or lease of consumer goods or services may not include a provision waiving the consumer’s right to make any statement…
Rank this Week: 363

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
  • Sep 18

    Lord Neuberger on diversity, vanity judgments and the demands on City associate

    Lord Neuberger on diversity, vanity judgments and the demands on City associate
    This summer, some of the editors of the UKSC Blog were invited to the UK Supreme Court (UKSC) to meet and interview Lord Neuberger. We think our discussions were pretty interesting; the highlights of which are set out below...
  • Sep 17

    Explaining where all that money goes - what do lawyers think about their firm's IT?

    Explaining where all that money goes - what do lawyers think about their firm's IT?
    Legal Week has just launched the 2014 version of its annual law firm information technology survey. It is designed for use by lawyers in all UK law firms, and only takes 10 minutes to complete. It covers the use of, and users' views on, a…
  • Aug 29

    Five top tips to be a happier, healthier lawyer

    Five top tips to be a happier, healthier lawyer
    Be mindful, walk while you work and keep posture perfect - in this article, Lawyers on Demand's Alison Gill sets out five top tips to be a happier, healthier lawyer...
Rank this Week: 103

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Sep 18

    Our New Pop Quiz – Medical Malpractice and Health Care!

    Our New Pop Quiz – Medical Malpractice and Health Care!
    Hey kids, it’s our favorite time of year again – PopTort Pop Quiz time! It’s been awhile since our last quiz on the important topic of medical malpractice and health care, and I just know you've all been studying hard....
  • Sep 16

    A Spurious Air Bag Recall?

    A Spurious Air Bag Recall?
    There’s a fascinating new New York Times video about the history of the massive fight against air bags by the auto industry and the Reagan administration. The video is below. GM was one of the biggest resisters. Ironic that today,...
  • Sep 11

    Punitives Damages Get a Boost

    Punitives Damages Get a Boost
    Punitive damages can be a tough sell. Juries award these kinds of damages to hold reckless companies and others accountable for outrageous misconduct. Yet (or so), they are easy rhetorical targets. “Huge” “arbitrary”…
Rank this Week: 969

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, September 18, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, September 18, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, September 18, 2014:Legal observers worry future judicial appointments will be done in secretLawyers and Pricing Part 3  Woman’s virginity worth $5,000,…
  • Sep 17

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, September 17, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, September 17, 2014: Harper suspended Commons committee reviews of Gascon’s Supreme Court appointment in June: House documents  Experiential…
  • Sep 16

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, September 16, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, September 16, 2014:Magnotta jury selection set to begin Tuesday Clients feel duped into hiring lawyers who are now suspended When Can An Employment Contract Be…
Rank this Week: 75

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Sep 18

    Local Governments on Prop 46

    Local Governments on Prop 46
    Director of the CA State Association of Counties opposes Prop 46 here. LA County supervisors consider motion to oppose here.
  • Sep 17

    Hedley on the Nature of Private Law

    Hedley on the Nature of Private Law
    Steve Hedley (University College Cork) has posted to SSRN Obligations: (Local) Politics or (Universal) Reason?. The abstract provides: Obligations is both a local institution, influenced by politics, and a universal institution, influenced by…
  • Sep 16

    Oberdiek's Introduction to Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Tort

    Oberdiek's Introduction to Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Tort
    John Oberdiek (Rutgers-Camden) has posted to SSRN Introduction: Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts. The abstract provides: This Introduction to Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (John Oberdiek, ed., Oxford University…
Rank this Week: 156

Jusweek!

Jusweek!

Covers law, society, humor and geopolitics. In Portuguese.

http://jusweek.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 215

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Sep 18

    What is Life Worth?: New Law Review Article

    What is Life Worth?: New Law Review Article
    Ralph A. Peeples Catherine T. Harris Abstract (to read the entire article go here): This article examines the amount recovered in 118 wrongful death cases filed in a single jurisdiction (North Carolina) over a five year period. The dataset…
  • Sep 17

    Jurors Increasingly Prefer LWP Over the Death Penalty

    Jurors Increasingly Prefer LWP Over the Death Penalty
    The article below, which focuses on the state of Ohio, highlights a growing trend around the country. When given the choice between the death penalty and life without parole (LWP), jurors increasingly choose the latter. The article gives…
  • Sep 16

    Defendant Sentenced to 15 Years for Jury Tampering

    Defendant Sentenced to 15 Years for Jury Tampering
    Sticking with yesterday's theme of improper contact with a sitting juror, a Louisiana woman (Alicia Tucker) was recently sentenced to 15 years in prison for conspiring to commit jury tampering. The tampering occurred during a three-way…
Rank this Week: 388

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

Provides updates and trends in Pennsylvania civil litigation law. By Daniel E. Cummins.

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Sep 18

    No Strict Liability in Dog Bite Case

    No Strict Liability in Dog Bite Case
    In the recent Lycoming County decision in the case of Warner v. Campbell, PICS Case No. 14-1352 (C.P. Lycoming Co. Aug. 4, 2014 Anderson, J.), the court granted a defendant's motion to dismiss a plaintiff's strict liability medical expenses…
  • Sep 18

    Defense Verdict in Post-Koken UM Case Upheld

    Defense Verdict in Post-Koken UM Case Upheld
    In Senese v. Liberty Mutual, Inc., No. 13-5139 (E.D. Pa. Aug. 19, 2014 Schiller, J.),the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denied a Plaintiff's post-trial motions after a defense verdict in a UM jury trial.The…
  • Sep 17

    REMINDER: NEW LOCATON FOR TORT TALK EXPO - AT THE MOHEGAN SUN CASINO HOTEL

    REMINDER: NEW LOCATON FOR TORT TALK EXPO - AT THE MOHEGAN SUN CASINO HOTEL
    For those of you attending next Friday's (September 26th) Tort Talk Expo 2014 CLE Seminar, please note that the seminar will NOT be in the same downstairs area ballroom as in past years.Rather, the Seminar will take place in a…
Rank this Week: 868

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • Sep 18

    Roundtables Engage the Public on Digital Copyright Policy

    Roundtables Engage the Public on Digital Copyright Policy
    Guest blog by Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs Shira Perlmutter As part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force, the USPTO and the National Telecommunications and Information…
  • Sep 16

    Expanded 2014 Edison Scholars Program to Focus on Litigation Issue

    Expanded 2014 Edison Scholars Program to Focus on Litigation Issue
    Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee I’m delighted to welcome our 2014 Thomas Alva Edison Visiting Scholars to the USPTO. The Edison Scholar program,…
  • Sep 15

    USPTO’s Plain Language Toolkit Empowers Public on Patent Litigation

    USPTO’s Plain Language Toolkit Empowers Public on Patent Litigation
    Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee Following President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union call to curb abusive patent litigation, I joined with the…
Rank this Week: 465

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Sep 18

    Are you an ASP professional who wants to become a member of the ASP listserv?

    Are you an ASP professional who wants to become a member of the ASP listserv?
    ASP professionals working at law schools can sign up for the academic support listserv. Members of the listserv can post resources for others and post questions to solicit colleagues' advice. Thank you to Louis Schulze for sending the…
  • Sep 16

    Reading cases and preparing for exam

    Reading cases and preparing for exam
    Most of you are well within your first month of law school and may have had your first quiz or a writing assignment which may have made you question your decision to be in law school. It’s understandable but don’t...
  • Sep 16

    Nominations for the AALS Section on Academic Support Award

    Nominations for the AALS Section on Academic Support Award
    The following announcement is from Joyce Savio Herleth, Chair of the Awards Committee for the section: The Awards Committee for the AALS Section on Academic Support is soliciting nominations for our section award. The Association of American…
Rank this Week: 847

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Uninsured Motorists Out There

    Uninsured Motorists Out There
    Dallas lawyers handling insurance cases can tell you there are a lot of uninsured motorists in the Dallas - Fort Worth area. It is also true across the nation. The Insurance Journal published an article titled, "IRC: Uninsured Motorists…
  • Sep 16

    Life Insurance - Authority Of Insurance Company Manager

    Life Insurance - Authority Of Insurance Company Manager
    Life insurance attorneys in the Dallas Fort Worth area would want to know about a 1996, San Antonio Court of Appeals case holding an insurance company responsible for the conduct of one of it's managers. The style of the case...
  • Sep 14

    DTPA And Insurance

    DTPA And Insurance
    Experienced Grand Prairie insurance lawyers can tell you how the Texas Insurance Code and the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA) interact. A 1996, San Antonio Court of Appeals opinion also shows this interaction or lack thereof as it…
Rank this Week: 954

Florida Banking Law Blog

Florida Banking Law Blog

Covers legal developments impacting banking, finance and loan enforcement in Florida. By Rogers Towers, PA.

http://www.floridabankinglawblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Detroit Bankruptcy Update: Settlements and Feasibility

    Detroit Bankruptcy Update: Settlements and Feasibility
    Authored by J. Ellsworth Summers, Jr. and Scott St. Amand and J. Ellsworth Summers, Jr. and Scott St. Amand of Rogers TowersIn Detroit’s ongoing restructuring effort, the city cleared a major hurdle last week by settling with its…
  • Sep 16

    Yet Another New Case On Standing to Foreclose

    Yet Another New Case On Standing to Foreclose
    Authored by Douglas L. Waldorf, Jr. of Rogers TowersIn July, the 2d DCA overturned a bank’s summary judgment on the grounds that the bank failed to rebut the defense of lack of standing.  The frequency and similarity of these cases…
  • Sep 11

    Overview of the Florida Consumer Collection Practice Act

    Overview of the Florida Consumer Collection Practice Act
    Authored by Adam B. Brandon of Rogers TowersAs discussed in a prior post, the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA) can apply to both debt collectors (like collection agencies) and lenders who seek to collect their own…
Rank this Week: 861

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

Covers data privacy, security and social media subjects. By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
  • Sep 18

    Are you—or someone you love—a content hoarder?

    Are you—or someone you love—a content hoarder?
    Hoarding is defined clinically as embodying “a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them.” That accumulation occurs regardless of the actual value associated with the…
  • Sep 17

    Why Worry About a Little Skimmer?

    Why Worry About a Little Skimmer?
    Merchants—rightfully so—are worried about securing their payment card environments so that their name does not appear in a headline discussing how millions of cards were stolen from them. Faced with the challenge of evaluating the…
  • Sep 17

    Yikes, Yelp! Targeted In FTC’s Stepped Up Enforcement of Children’s Privacy – General Audience Services Take Heed

    Yikes, Yelp! Targeted In FTC’s Stepped Up Enforcement of Children’s Privacy – General Audience Services Take Heed
    Signaling a predicted renewal of enforcement of the federal children’s privacy law following broad expansion last year of who and what is covered by the rules, the FTC has filed and settled two recent law suits against mobile app…
Rank this Week: 639

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

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

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Sep 18

    Race to the Bottom Recalculated: Scoring Corporate Law Over Time

    Race to the Bottom Recalculated: Scoring Corporate Law Over Time
    Editor's Note: Brian Cheffins is Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Cambridge. The following post is based on an article co-authored by Professor Cheffins, Steven A. Bank, Paul Hastings Professor of Business Law at UCLA School of…
  • Sep 18

    Delaware Court Finds Two Transactions Not Entirely Fair

    Delaware Court Finds Two Transactions Not Entirely Fair
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from David J. Berger, partner focusing on corporate governance at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and is based on a WSGR Alert memorandum. This post is part of the Delaware law series, which…
  • Sep 17

    High-Frequency Trading: An Innovative Solution to Address Key Issue

    High-Frequency Trading: An Innovative Solution to Address Key Issue
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Jon Lukomnik of the IRRC Institute and is based on the summary of a report commissioned by the IRRC Institute and authored by Professors Khaldoun Khashanah, Ionut Florescu, and Steve Yang of…
Rank this Week: 62

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 2

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

Analyzes of trends and developments in workers' compensation law. By Jon L. Gelman.

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    Opinion: Employees getting shorted on pay

    Opinion: Employees getting shorted on pay
    Clement Tsao (Photo: File )Clement Tsao is a labor and employment attorney at Cook & Logothetis and vice president of Build 513.As the stock market, corporate profits and worker productivity have reached record highs, average employee…
  • Sep 18

    Proposed Revisions to the Special Minimum Benefit for Low Lifetime Earner

    Proposed Revisions to the Special Minimum Benefit for Low Lifetime Earner
    Social Security's special minimum benefit is declining in relative value, does not provide a full benefit equal to the poverty threshold, and reaches fewer beneficiaries each year. Members of Congress and other key policymakers have proposed…
  • Sep 18

    Is Football The New Tobacco?

    Is Football The New Tobacco?
    How scandals could change the business of football is today's post shared from pbs.org/ Editor’s Note: Due to rights restrictions, the online version of this segment has been edited from its original broadcast version.HARI…
Rank this Week: 310

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Sep 18

    Cal/OSHA fines aviation company in death of LAX baggage worker

    Cal/OSHA fines aviation company in death of LAX baggage worker
    Today’s post was shared by Gelman on Workplace Injuries and comes from www.latimes.com LAX ramp area State officials fined an aviation services company $77,250 on Wednesday for five safety violations related to the death of a baggage…
  • Sep 15

    Family of BU student killed in fire prepares lawsuit

    Family of BU student killed in fire prepares lawsuit
    Today’s post was shared by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group and comes from www.bostonglobe.com Binland Lee The family of a 22-year-old Boston University student who died in a fire last year after getting trapped in her…
  • Sep 11

    Mother files wrongful death lawsuit over 19-year-old son who died on Rikers Island in solitary confinement

    Mother files wrongful death lawsuit over 19-year-old son who died on Rikers Island in solitary confinement
    Today’s post was shared by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group and comes from www.nydailynews.com Andy Henriquez, 19, suffered a slow, agonizing and lonely death while he was locked up in solitary confinement at Rikers…
Rank this Week: 971

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    BALCA Affirms Denial Where Web Ad Differed from ETA 9089

    BALCA Affirms Denial Where Web Ad Differed from ETA 9089
    The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) recently affirmed the decision of a Certifying Officer (CO) to deny labor certification for the position of “Multi-Media Artists & Animators.” After receiving &…
  • Sep 17

    Celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day with Naturalization Ceremonies – 9/17/14

    Celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day with Naturalization Ceremonies – 9/17/14
    Constitution Day and Citizenship Day are observed on the same day each year, September 17th. This day is set aside to celebrate the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787 and also to observe and recognize the responsibilities of all U.S.…
  • Sep 16

    Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) Processing Times - 9/1/14

    Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) Processing Times - 9/1/14
    Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) Processing Times were released with processing dates as of 9/1/14. If you filed an appeal, please review the link below to determine the applicable processing time associated with your particular…
Rank this Week: 918

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Sep 18

    Poor poor pitiful door: Part 5, About a year

    Poor poor pitiful door: Part 5, About a year
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith By now, after four parts on a GAIA (God Ain’t It Awful) story about the separation of entrances in a fantastically located mixed-income…
  • Sep 17

    Poor poor pitiful door: part 4, Loophole du jour

    Poor poor pitiful door: part 4, Loophole du jour
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith Yesterday’s Part 3 observed the egalitarianism paradox of ‘poor door’ apartments – that properties which otherwise would have…
  • Sep 16

    Poor poor pitiful door: Part 3, Hunting for culprit

    Poor poor pitiful door: Part 3, Hunting for culprit
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith In yesterday’s Part 2, I laid out the arguments made, chiefly by keyboard crusaders masquerading as reporters, that ‘poor doors’ (separate…
Rank this Week: 392

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

Provides analysis, resources and commentary on developments in traditional labor law. By McKenna Long & Aldridge.

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
  • Sep 18

    Senate HELP Committee Approves Block’s Board Nomination

    Senate HELP Committee Approves Block’s Board Nomination
    Yesterday, the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) approved the nomination of Sharon Block to the National Labor Relations Board.  Ms. Block is a former Board member whose recess appointment caused a great deal of…
  • Sep 17

    GOP Seeks To Reform NLRB

    GOP Seeks To Reform NLRB
    Yesterday, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) introduced a bill to curb what the Senator believes to be the Board’s “partisan” activities.  Co-sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the bill would add a…
  • Sep 16

    New Vista Asks Third Circuit To Hold Hearing In Abeyance

    New Vista Asks Third Circuit To Hold Hearing In Abeyance
    Yesterday, New Vista Nursing and Rehabilitation LLC asked the Third Circuit to hold the re-hearing of a prior 2-1 Third Circuit decision in abeyance until the National Labor Relations Board has an opportunity to pass on the questions…
Rank this Week: 650

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Sep 18

    FTC Settles With Two Online Companies That Improperly Collected Kids' Information

    FTC Settles With Two Online Companies That Improperly Collected Kids' Information
    In more FTC news, the agency announced yesterday that online review site Yelp, Inc., and mobile app developer TinyCo, Inc., agreed to settle separate FTC charges "that they improperly collected children’s information in violation of the…
  • Sep 18

    FTC Halts Payday Loan Scheme

    FTC Halts Payday Loan Scheme
    From the FTC's press release: At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a U.S. district court in Missouri has temporarily halted an online payday lending scheme that allegedly bilked consumers out of tens of millions of dollars by…
  • Sep 18

    CFPB Proposes Regulation of Non-bank Auto Finance Companie

    CFPB Proposes Regulation of Non-bank Auto Finance Companie
    The CFPB announced yesterday that it is proposing to oversee larger non-bank auto finance companies, which would be a first at the federal level. At the same time, the CFPB released a report detailing auto-lending discrimination at banks.…
Rank this Week: 106

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Sep 18

    Ireland to ratify complaints mechanism under UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

    Ireland to ratify complaints mechanism under UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
    On 17 September 2014, the new Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. James Reilly, announced that Ireland would sign and ratify the Third Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). This will allow…
  • Sep 18

    Invitation to Tender: ECHR Act & ECFR in Irish Court

    Invitation to Tender: ECHR Act & ECFR in Irish Court
    The Law Society’s Human Rights Committee and the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association invite tenders for a report on the application of the European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003 and the European Charter of Fundamental Rights in the…
  • Sep 16

    PILnet’s 8th Annual European Pro Bono Forum

    PILnet’s 8th Annual European Pro Bono Forum
    Emma Cassidy is Legal & Communications Trainee in PILnet, The Global Network of Public Interest Law. PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law is pleased to announce that registration for the  2014 European Pro Bono…
Rank this Week: 99

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Gana LLP Investigation – Former RBC Capital Markets Broker Michael Zukowski

    Gana LLP Investigation – Former RBC Capital Markets Broker Michael Zukowski
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) sanctioned broker Michael Zukowski (Zukowski) concerning allegations that Zukowski recommended unsuitable transactions in inverse and inverse-leveraged Exchange Traded Funds (Non-Traditional…
  • Sep 17

    Adam Gana is Quoted in OnWallStreet.com

    Adam Gana is Quoted in OnWallStreet.com
    Adam Gana, managing partner of Gana LLP was quoted in an article by Suleman Din entitled “Hammered by FINRA in Dispute with Morgan Stanely, Advisor Pays $200k.” The article discusses an advisor who took on Morgan Stanley in a…
  • Sep 17

    Advisor Raymond Clark Suspended Over Allegations of Securities Related Misconduct

    Advisor Raymond Clark Suspended Over Allegations of Securities Related Misconduct
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) sanctioned broker Raymond Clark (Clark) and imposed findings: (1) suspending the broker for three months and fined $6,000 for using his personal email account to communicate with a customer;…
Rank this Week: 791

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Sep 18

    Australian Study Highlights Utilities Sector Safety

    Australian Study Highlights Utilities Sector Safety
    Utility workers can oftentimes face dangerous risks in their jobs, but that does not mean workplace safety is not achievable.   Results of a new study by organizational psychology firm SACS Consulting reveal that Australian workers in…
  • Sep 17

    Completing A Subrogation Investigation

    Completing A Subrogation Investigation
    Subrogation is a large part of the investigating and handling of insurance injury claims.  Most times a lot of carriers will sign off on subro because they feel the injury was due to operator error or a safety violation in…
  • Sep 17

    Cavalcade of Risk #217, Top Risk Posts From The Blogosphere

    Cavalcade of Risk #217, Top Risk Posts From The Blogosphere
    The WC Roundup is proud to be hosting the 217th Cavalcade of Risk.  This bi-weekly blog is a collection of risk-related posts covering topics from finance, to insurance, to health.     The Audacity of Dope Blog:  From…
Rank this Week: 151

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 18

    Guardian Ad Litem Selected In Billionaire’s Child Custody Case

    Guardian Ad Litem Selected In Billionaire’s Child Custody Case
    The impending divorce between Anne and Ken Griffin, the billionaire owner of a Chicago hedge fund, shows no sign of disappearing. Though some hoped the couple might reconcile, the fact that a Guardian ad Litem has now been selected to…
  • Sep 17

    Can I Change the Locks on My House During a Divorce?

    Can I Change the Locks on My House During a Divorce?
    One of the most frequently asked questions that many people have when they separate is “Can I change the locks on my house during a divorce?” The short answer is usually “yes” – but please keep reading the…
  • Sep 16

    September 2014 – Helpful Family Law Insight

    September 2014 – Helpful Family Law Insight
    Our September 2014 newsletter, Helpful Family Law Insights, was published today. Read this edition by clicking the image below. Sign up to receive future editions by clicking here.The post September 2014 – Helpful Family…
Rank this Week: 477

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    Innovation in eDiscovery? (Cartoon and Clip)

    Innovation in eDiscovery? (Cartoon and Clip)
    The Cartoon and Clip of the Week for September 18, 2014Keeping up with innovation in eDiscovery can be quite challenging given the various approaches, commentators and providers weighing in on each real or perceived innovation. This…
  • Sep 18

    Black Swans and Information Governance

    Black Swans and Information Governance
    By Jason BaronIn the absence of a black swan recently happening to you and your organization, how can you convince the powers that be that they should take some preventive and/or precautionary course of action to stave off a subsequent…
  • Sep 17

    Federal Judiciary Approves Civil Discovery Rules Change

    Federal Judiciary Approves Civil Discovery Rules Change
    By Zoe TillmanFederal judiciary officials on Tuesday approved proposed changes to court rules that could reshape how discovery is handled in civil litigation—for better or for worse, depending who you ask.The Judicial Conference of the…
Rank this Week: 32

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Sep 18

    The MacArthur Foundation doesn't like philosopher

    The MacArthur Foundation doesn't like philosopher
    Schwitzgebel comments. I dont think they like geniuses either, though they do manage to fund some people who do good work. But it's long past time to retire the silly "genius" label for this windfall.
  • Sep 18

    Scottish Independence: the philosophers have spoken!

    Scottish Independence: the philosophers have spoken!
    And, like typical philosophers, they can't agree! With over 1500 votes, 43% say "No" to independence, but 33% say "Yes," and the rest are simply undecided. From this, I think it is safe to conclude that any vote on this...
  • Sep 18

    UVA bound...

    UVA bound...
    ...for what promises to be an interesting event. So a bit less posting until the weekend.
Rank this Week: 143

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
  • Sep 18

    Photos from the Scottish Independence Referendum Campaign

    Photos from the Scottish Independence Referendum Campaign
    My friends and I were fortunate to be in Scotland during the run-up to today’s vote on the Scottish independence referendum. We read several articles about the referendum, but only began to grasp the various arguments for and against it…
  • Sep 17

    Global Legal Monitor: August Highlight

    Global Legal Monitor: August Highlight
    The Global Legal Monitor (GLM) is a good source for following legal developments around the world.  An excellent example of this is the range of topics covered by the GLM articles published in August, which included: Administrative…
  • Sep 16

    Archived Legal Materials from Official Gazettes Now Available Through Law.gov

    Archived Legal Materials from Official Gazettes Now Available Through Law.gov
    The following is a guest post by Janice Hyde, director of the Global Legal Collection Directorate at the Law Library of Congress. The Law Library of Congress has always relied on primary sources of law wherever possible to respond to requests…
Rank this Week: 836