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Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 184

DRI Today

DRI Today

Covers the defense of civil actions.

http://dritoday.org/Default.aspx
  • Jul 24

    Second Circuit Affirms Attorney’s Fees Award to Prevailing Defendant

    Second Circuit Affirms Attorney’s Fees Award to Prevailing Defendant
    An attorney's fees award to prevailing defendants under 42 U.S.C. 1988 is relatively uncommon, at least more uncommon than fee awards to prevailing plaintiffs.  But this week in Carter v. Inc. Village of Ocean Beach, the Second Circuit…
  • Jul 21

    Vermont Supreme Court Makes Radical Change to Premises Liability Law

    Vermont Supreme Court Makes Radical Change to Premises Liability Law
    In a significant decision issued on Friday, July 18, 2014, involving a retail store, the Vermont Supreme Court has abolished the old premises liability distinction between “business invitees” (i.e., customers) and licensees (other…
  • Jul 15

    Seventh Circuit finds Indiana’s Marriage Solemnization Statute Unconstitutional

    Seventh Circuit finds Indiana’s Marriage Solemnization Statute Unconstitutional
    Yesterday, the Seventh Circuit ruled that Indiana’s statute regarding who may solemnize a marriage violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment as well as the First Amendment, reversing the lower court’s…
Rank this Week: 399

DRI Today

DRI Today

Features civil defense attorneys' perspectives on employment law, intellectual property, and product liability. From DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar.

http://forthedefense.org/Default.aspx
  • Jul 24

    Second Circuit Affirms Attorney’s Fees Award to Prevailing Defendant

    Second Circuit Affirms Attorney’s Fees Award to Prevailing Defendant
    An attorney's fees award to prevailing defendants under 42 U.S.C. 1988 is relatively uncommon, at least more uncommon than fee awards to prevailing plaintiffs.  But this week in Carter v. Inc. Village of Ocean Beach, the Second Circuit…
  • Jul 21

    Vermont Supreme Court Makes Radical Change to Premises Liability Law

    Vermont Supreme Court Makes Radical Change to Premises Liability Law
    In a significant decision issued on Friday, July 18, 2014, involving a retail store, the Vermont Supreme Court has abolished the old premises liability distinction between “business invitees” (i.e., customers) and licensees (other…
  • Jul 15

    Seventh Circuit finds Indiana’s Marriage Solemnization Statute Unconstitutional

    Seventh Circuit finds Indiana’s Marriage Solemnization Statute Unconstitutional
    Yesterday, the Seventh Circuit ruled that Indiana’s statute regarding who may solemnize a marriage violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment as well as the First Amendment, reversing the lower court’s…
Rank this Week: 576

ADR Times

ADR Times

Covers alternative dispute resolution issues.

http://www.adrtimes.com/
  • Jul 24

    Listening For The Emotion

    Listening For The Emotion
    Have you ever attempted to calm down an emotional person? Our natural inclination is to deny the emotional content of what the speaker is saying by using logic and/or facts.
  • Jul 23

    The Final Frontier to Settlement

    The Final Frontier to Settlement
    Mediators play an essential role in assisting parties to make progress towards settlement (although I by no way mean that they are acting a role). The overall responsibility for the mediation rests with the mediator who should be skilled…
  • Jul 22

    Conflict Resolution Versus Litigation

    Conflict Resolution Versus Litigation
    Mediators often describe the process they lead as antithetical to the traditional justice system. I do it myself, sometimes explaining to the participants in a mediation that we do things in mediation the opposite way from court.
Rank this Week: 722

Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

Covers various topics that arise in the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation. By James M. Beck and Mark Herrmann.

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    Testing the Limits of Prescription Drug Preemption

    Testing the Limits of Prescription Drug Preemption
    Just how far can a state go in regulating prescription drugs?  The simple answer is that states can go nowhere and that FDA is king in this field under the FDCA and the Supremacy Clause.  But we all know that it is not that…
  • Jul 23

    Court Dismisses Balderdash Solodyn Complaint

    Court Dismisses Balderdash Solodyn Complaint
     The genius who devised the theory of evolution.  The statesman who defended Western Civilization against the Nazis.  The man who freed a subcontinent via the majesty of nonviolent resistance.  The greatest basketball…
  • Jul 22

    No Duty for Sales Representatives in the Operating Room

    No Duty for Sales Representatives in the Operating Room
                If anyone is still shocked that medical device manufacturers’ sales representatives are present during surgery – don’t be.  It’s a common…
Rank this Week: 59

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

Covers consumer privacy, data security, HIPAA, financial privacy and EU privacy. By Hogan Lovells.

http://www.hldataprotection.com
Rank this Week: 917

The Law Offices of Gordon P.…

The Law Offices of Gordon P. Firemark

Covers art, entertainment law, film finance and intellectual property.

http://firemark.com
  • Jul 24

    Entertainment Law Update Podcast episode 53

    Entertainment Law Update Podcast episode 53
      Episode 53 of my Entertainment Law Update podcast Is now online. Listen here or visit http://entertainmentlawupdate.com/53    In this Episode: [hide] 1 Redskins Trademark Cancelled For Being Derogatory 2 Trademark Office…
  • Jul 15

    Publication: Case Note on Aereo decision published in Texas State Bar Entertainment Law Section Newsletter

    Publication: Case Note on Aereo decision published in Texas State Bar Entertainment Law Section Newsletter
    Gordon Firemark's case note on the July 2014 Aereo decision by the U.S. Supreme Court was published in TESLAW, the newsletter of the Texas State Bar Sports and Entertainment Law Section. The article is reposted here.
  • Jul 11

    Client Alert – Scammers targeting California Business Entities.

    Client Alert – Scammers targeting California Business Entities.
    The Secretary of State of California has sent out a consumer alert to warn California businesses about a scam operation. If you receive a letter requesting that you submit $49.50 along with a form, etc. to “California State…
Rank this Week: 829

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

Covers employment law in the U.S., UK and France. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Jul 24

    Part-Time Workers: New Nuisance for Employers?

    Part-Time Workers: New Nuisance for Employers?
    This post was written by Sara A. Begley, Amanda D. Haverstick, and Joel S. Barras. A movement to give part-time employees more predictable schedules and related perks recently made front-page news.  See Steven Greenhouse, “A…
  • Jul 24

    Restrictive Covenants - Little way out for employers when the drafting goes wrong

    Restrictive Covenants - Little way out for employers when the drafting goes wrong
    In the recent case of Prophet  Plc - v- Huggett, the Court of Appeal reminded employers how vitally important it is to ensure that the drafting of restrictive covenants is accurate and well thought through.  Overturning an earlier…
  • Jul 23

    Reminder for NYC Employers: Workers Can Start Using Accrued Paid Sick Leave July 30

    Reminder for NYC Employers: Workers Can Start Using Accrued Paid Sick Leave July 30
    As we have previously discussed here and here, the New York City Earned Sick Time Act took effect April 1, 2014, requiring employers with five or more workers to provide paid sick leave to all employees who perform more than 80 hours of work…
Rank this Week: 905

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una…

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una Lectura Fácil

Temas de Derecho de preferencia, también de debate en otras áreas del quehacer humano e intereses personales del autor. By José Guillermo Anderson Anderson.

http://www.joseguianderson.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    ¿Podrá competir el Sistema Privado (AFP) con el Sistema Nacional de Pensiones (ONP)?

    ¿Podrá competir el Sistema Privado (AFP) con el Sistema Nacional de Pensiones (ONP)?
    ¿Podrá competir el Sistema Privado (AFP) con el Sistema Nacional de Pensiones (ONP)? Cuando se creó el Sistema Privado de Pensiones (1992), el Perú se encontraba en dificultades financieras, Fujimori Presidente…
  • Jul 21

    COMISIONES SIN CONTRAPRESTACIÓN EN LAS AFP – 21-07-2014

    COMISIONES SIN CONTRAPRESTACIÓN EN LAS AFP – 21-07-2014
    COMISIONES SIN CONTRAPRESTACIÓN EN LAS AFP – 21-07-2014 Desde el primero de agosto de 2014, los trabajadores independientes deberán pensar en su vejez, tema desde mi punto de vista trascendente,  en la medida que,…
  • Jul 15

    CIENEGUILLA 2 Como les prometiera,…

    CIENEGUILLA 2 Como les prometiera, escribiremos sobre la pobreza y, los ciudadanos de Cieneguilla. Es indispensable, antes, definir cuál es mi concepto de pobreza “objetiva”, por ser más adecuada a los fines de…
Rank this Week: 689

My Shingle

My Shingle

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

http://myshingle.com/
  • Jul 24

    Are You the Perfect Lawyer for the Job?

    Are You the Perfect Lawyer for the Job?
    This isn’t a solo story per se, but one with some lessons – a reminder that the perfect lawyer for the job or the client isn’t always the one with the biggest firm or the stellar credentials of the fanciest offices. From…
  • Jul 16

    What If Lawyers Were Compelled to Use the Cloud?

    What If Lawyers Were Compelled to Use the Cloud?
    These days, most legal regulators are pre-occupied with the question of whether lawyers may ethically move files to the cloud rather than whether they must. That’s not so in the medical profession, where the Affordable Care Act mandates…
  • Jul 15

    Hiatus Is Over. I Think.

    Hiatus Is Over. I Think.
    I’m back from what has become a more than a month long hiatus from blogging. I last posted on June 11, a week before departing for a two week vacation on June 18. Since then, a varied band of solos stepped up as guest bloggers…
Rank this Week: 504

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law…

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law Blog

Covers antitrust, privacy, international trade, and white color criminal defense. By Reed Smith.

http://www.globalregulatoryenforcementlawblog.com
  • Jul 24

    Italian Data Protection Authority issues new EU guideline

    Italian Data Protection Authority issues new EU guideline
    This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue, Kate Brimsted, and Matthew N. Peters. In early May the Italian data protection authority (“Garante”) issued “Simplified Arrangements to Provide Information and…
  • Jul 23

    Foreign Investment in the United States: D.C. Circuit Reversal Could Lead to Increased Transparency for CFIUS

    Foreign Investment in the United States: D.C. Circuit Reversal Could Lead to Increased Transparency for CFIUS
    This post was written by Michael J. Lowell and Bethany R. Brown. On July 15, the D.C. Circuit held that a presidential order requiring Ralls Corporation to divest its interests in Oregon windfarms because of national security concerns…
  • Jul 23

    European Commission Releases Cloud Computing Service Level Agreement

    European Commission Releases Cloud Computing Service Level Agreement
    This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue and Kate Brimsted. Back in 2012, the European Commission (‘Commission’) adopted the Cloud Computing Strategy to promote the adoption of cloud computing and ultimately boost…
Rank this Week: 165

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Michigan DUI, drug and violent crime defense. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 196

School Board News

School Board News

Covers No Child Left Behind, privitization, religion, school law, special education and more. By the National School Boards Association.

http://schoolboardnews.nsba.org/
  • Jul 24

    Twitter town hall on Common Core implementation on July 24

    Twitter town hall on Common Core implementation on July 24
    Join the Learning First Alliance (LFA) and Bob Farrace, Director of Communications for the National Association of Secondary School Principals, for a Twitter town hall on Common Core State Standards (CCSS) implementation July 24 at 8 p.m.…
  • Jul 23

    Are charter schools really cheaper to run?

    Are charter schools really cheaper to run?
    This is republished from NSBA’s Center for Public Education’s The EDifier blog by Jim Hull, Senior Policy Analyst. A new study from the School Choice Demonstration Project at the University of Arkansas claims that charter schools…
  • Jul 23

    Council of Urban Boards of Education embraces White House initiative to address education success for minority male

    Council of Urban Boards of Education embraces White House initiative to address education success for minority male
    The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education is supporting a White House initiative to improve preK-12 education and post-graduation outcomes for boys and young men of color. The program, an…
Rank this Week: 202

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 267

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Jul 24

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Receives Excellent Review

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Receives Excellent Review
    Client: Name Withheld by Request Type of Case: Debt Collection Defense Client Review: I was being sued over a debt amount that I did not feel I owed, nonetheless, being involved in a law suit was so traumatic for me that I only wanted to…
  • Jul 17

    Main Street Acquisition Lawsuit Against Our Client Dismissed

    Main Street Acquisition Lawsuit Against Our Client Dismissed
    Plaintiff: Main Street Acquisition Corp. Original Creditor: HSBC Bank Nevada, N.A. Plaintiff’s Attorney: Andrew Fleisher, Esq. Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Law Offices of Erskine and Fleisher Case Outcome: Voluntary Dismissal with…
  • Jul 15

    Capital One Drops Debt Collection Lawsuit After Client Hires the Rudnitsky Law Firm

    Capital One Drops Debt Collection Lawsuit After Client Hires the Rudnitsky Law Firm
    Plaintiff: Capital One Bank (USA), N.A. Plaintiff’s Attorney: Flynn LaVrar, Esq. / Richard Battaglino, Esq. Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Zakheim and LaVrar, P.A. Case Outcome: Voluntary Dismissal Our client was sued for an alleged…
Rank this Week: 111

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Jul 24

    The ContractsProf Blog Welcomes Mirror of Justice to the LPBN Family

    The ContractsProf Blog Welcomes Mirror of Justice to the LPBN Family
    As Blog Emperor Paul Caron announced here on the Mother of All Blawgs, the TaxProf Blog, Mirror of Justice, a blog dedicated to the development of Catholic legal theory edited by Rick Garnett (Notre Dame) and 19 other prominent law...
  • Jul 23

    The MOOC

    The MOOC
    Several of us have participated in a MOOC of one kind of another. I concede that I am a doubter. The attrition rates are huge and, at least in my case, the material presented at a fairly elementary level. My...
  • Jul 23

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Kenneth A. Adams, Adrian J. Walters & Robert L. Eisenbach III, Termination-on-Bankruptcy Provisions: Some Proposed Language, Business Law Today 1 (June 2014) Mark Anderson, The Enigma of the Single Entity, 16 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. 497 (2014)…
Rank this Week: 526

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 691

Securities Compliance Sentinel

Securities Compliance Sentinel

Covers securities industry compliance and enforcement issues. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://securitiescompliancesentinel.foxrothschild.com
  • Jul 24

    Court Remands Dispute Over Expungement of CRD Data

    Court Remands Dispute Over Expungement of CRD Data
    The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California remanded to a California state court a stockbroker’s lawsuit against the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority for expungement of certain allegedly harmful disclosures…
  • Jul 23

    SEC RARELY SEEKS TO POSSESS ELECTRONIC DEVICES

    SEC RARELY SEEKS TO POSSESS ELECTRONIC DEVICES
    SEC staff has been instructed to seek subpoenas for devices such as computer hard drives and cell phones only rarely. In many cases, there could be unintended consequences, such as exposing authorities to other sensitive materials on a device…
  • Jul 22

    NEW YORK AG PUSHES FOR COLLABORATION TO COMBAT NEW FORMS OF INSIDER TRADING

    NEW YORK AG PUSHES FOR COLLABORATION TO COMBAT NEW FORMS OF INSIDER TRADING
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pushing for better cooperation with the financial industry and federal lawmakers to combat emerging insider-trading threats.  While he commended competition among financial services firms,…
Rank this Week: 924

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 76

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Jul 24

    Norwegian Cruise Line Wins Worst Cruise Line in the World Award

    Norwegian Cruise Line Wins Worst Cruise Line in the World Award
    It's been a while since I awarded my "Worst Cruise Line in the World" award. Quite frankly, I became tired of giving it to Carnival and Royal Caribbean every month.  But a reader of Cruise Law News just sent me a story of little…
  • Jul 23

    Cruise Ship Safety Hearing: Senator Rockefeller Demands Accountability From Cruise Line

    Cruise Ship Safety Hearing: Senator Rockefeller Demands Accountability From Cruise Line
    At the hearing today before Senator John (Jay) Rockefeller regarding “The Cruise Passenger Protection Act (S.1340): Improving Consumer Protections for Cruise Passengers," three women told the committee their horrific experiences on…
  • Jul 22

    Bad Medical Care, Lack of Accountability, Plague Cruise Industry

    Bad Medical Care, Lack of Accountability, Plague Cruise Industry
    One of the dangers which cruise passengers face is incompetent medical care provided by non-U.S. doctors and nurses. And when these go wrong in the high seas, most cruise passengers don't realize that the cruise lines are not legally…
Rank this Week: 301

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Businessman Pleads Guilty to Loan Fraud

    Businessman Pleads Guilty to Loan Fraud
    Donald Keith Goff, 66, Laguna Niguel, California, has pleaded guilty to federal charges related to a series of fraud schemes that include one in which he worked with his criminal defense attorney to fraudulently apply for millions of dollars…
  • Jul 23

    4 Arrested for Alleged Short Sale Fraud Scheme

    4 Arrested for Alleged Short Sale Fraud Scheme
    Sofia Atias, 44, Great Neck, New York, Joseph Atias, 50, Great Neck, Nicholas A. Pellegrini, 51, Garden City, New York, and Paula Berckhoff, 34, Garden City, have been charged with bank fraud and conspiracy for allegedly defrauding Bank of…
  • Jul 22

    Bogus Loan Modification Scammers Arrested

    Bogus Loan Modification Scammers Arrested
    Samuel Paul Bain, aka Paul Bain, 35, Tustin, California, an owner and principal of the businesses, Aminullah Sarpas, aka Amin Sarpas and David Sarpas, 32, Irvine, California, also an owner and principal of the businesses, Damon Grant…
Rank this Week: 2

BD Law Blog

BD Law Blog

Features news, updates and thoughts regarding broker-dealer and investment adviser regulation and legal and compliance issues. By the Beck Law Firm, LLC.

http://www.bdlawblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Sanctions in FINRA Enforcement Matters: An Overview

    Sanctions in FINRA Enforcement Matters: An Overview
    A question I get from time to time from clients and others is along the lines of, "What exactly can happen to me if FINRA thinks I did something wrong?" The follow-up questions concern the different types of sanctions that...
  • Jul 22

    Update on FINRA's July Board of Governors Meeting

    Update on FINRA's July Board of Governors Meeting
    Earlier this month, FINRA's Board of Governors met for their July meeting. Chair Richard Ketchum and lead governor Jack Brennan prepared a short video overview of the results of that meeting. That can be found online here. Of note, they...
  • Jul 15

    Basics of the Georgia Durable Power of Attorney

    Basics of the Georgia Durable Power of Attorney
    In our view, a durable power of attorney is a key piece of a basic estate planning package that includes a last will and testament and a Georgia advance directive for healthcare. Often, people have questions about what this document...
Rank this Week: 381

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Jul 24

    Spencer v Taylor – section 21 new

    Spencer v Taylor – section 21 new
    The Appellant tenant in Spencer v Taylor [2013] EWCA Civ 1600 (our note here) has had permission to appeal to the Supreme Court refused, on the grounds that it did not raise an arguable point of law. This means that the Court of Appeal…
  • Jul 22

    Pyrrhic victory corner: Costs on appeal from a small claim

    Pyrrhic victory corner: Costs on appeal from a small claim
    Akhtar v Boland [2014] EWCA Civ 943 Just a quick note on this one, after a conversation with a colleague reminded me I hadn’t written it up. The details of the case need not detain us, it was a PI case which had been allocated to the…
  • Jul 19

    Trouble out west

    Trouble out west
    In O’Brien v Bristol CC [2014] EWHC 2423 (Admin) [heard at the RCJ instead of in the Bristol admin court?  Not on Bailii yet but we have seen a transcript], a range of issues arose out of the council’s decision to seek…
Rank this Week: 922

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, July 24, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, July 24, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines for Thursday, July 24, 2014 from Wise Law on Twitter: European Court Rules Against Poland Over Secret CIA Jail  Provincial jails clogged with legally innocent Canadians - Canada - CBC…
  • Jul 23

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Here are the leading legal headlines for Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from Wise Law on Twitter: Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII  CBC, Star head to court to seek access to Omar Khadr Showdown at the Supreme…
  • Jul 22

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines for Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from Wise Law on Twitter: Lawyers for Aaron Hernandez say attorney-client court chat was broadcast on Web  Pathways Update: Articling Reporting Tool…
Rank this Week: 163

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

Discusses arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. By Karl Bayer.

http://www.disputingblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    What the Numbers Tell Us About How State Courts Apply the Unconscionability Doctrine to Arbitration Agreement

    What the Numbers Tell Us About How State Courts Apply the Unconscionability Doctrine to Arbitration Agreement
    Susan Landrum, Director of the Office of Academic Achievement at the Savannah Law School, has published Much Ado About Nothing?: What the Numbers Tell Us About How State Courts Apply the Unconscionability Doctrine to Arbitration Agreements,…
  • Jul 22

    Three Surveys Offering New Insights into ADR Practice

    Three Surveys Offering New Insights into ADR Practice
    Professor Thomas Stipanowich recently published information regarding three major surveys conducted by the The Straus Institute’s Theory-to-Practice Research Project that produced a wide array of new information on arbitrator and…
  • Jul 21

    Does Mediation Still Promote Settlement?

    Does Mediation Still Promote Settlement?
    Experienced and well-renowned mediator, Jeffery Krivis, just posted an article on the current role of mediation in achieving efficient and cost-effective settlements entitled The Settlement Drift. Check it out!
Rank this Week: 103

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    Zoldan on the Ex Post Facto Clause

    Zoldan on the Ex Post Facto Clause
    Evan C. Zoldan, University of Toledo College of Law, has posted The "Professional" Meaning of the Ex Post Facto Clauses.  Here is the abstract:Since its decision in Calder v. Bull, the Supreme Court has held consistently that the Ex Post…
  • Jul 23

    Call for Submissions: No Foundation

    Call for Submissions: No Foundation
    No Foundations ("an interdisciplinary journal of law and justice")has issued the following call for submissions:No Foundations is an international peer-reviewed journal committed to publishing interdisciplinary legal scholarship of the …
  • Jul 23

    Distinguished Historians Win National Humanities Medal

    Distinguished Historians Win National Humanities Medal
    President Obama recently announced the 2013 winners of the National Humanities Medal. The medals recognize those whose work has “deepened the nation’s understanding of the humanities, broadened our citizens’ engagement with…
Rank this Week: 969

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Jul 24

    Groundhog Day at the Rent Guidelines Board: Part 8, “How the duck did this happen?”

    Groundhog Day at the Rent Guidelines Board: Part 8, “How the duck did this happen?”
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 7 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.] By:David A. Smith Phil: Do you know what today is? Rita: No, what? Phil: Today is tomorrow. It happened. – Groundhog Day Candidate…
  • Jul 23

    Groundhog Day at the Rent Guidelines Board: Part 7, “Some of it dirty”

    Groundhog Day at the Rent Guidelines Board: Part 7, “Some of it dirty”
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 6 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.] By:David A. Smith Phil: There is no way that this winter is *ever* going to end as long as this groundhog keeps seeing his shadow. I don’t…
  • Jul 22

    Groundhog Day at the Rent Guidelines Board: Part 6, “A different situation by law”

    Groundhog Day at the Rent Guidelines Board: Part 6, “A different situation by law”
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.] By:David A. Smith Phil: You want a prediction about the weather, you’re asking the wrong Phil. I’ll give you a winter prediction: It’s…
Rank this Week: 361

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP…

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP Personal Injury Blog

Covers personal injury topics like auto accidents, truck accidents, and even gas drilling injuries in Pennsylvania.

http://www.dlplaw.com/category/dlp-law/
  • Jul 24

    Pennsylvania Workers Compensation- Work Injury Lawyer- Scranton Moosic Pa.

    Pennsylvania Workers Compensation- Work Injury Lawyer- Scranton Moosic Pa.
    Question- I was hurt at work a few months ago. I was out for a while but I just went back to light duty work. My current earnings are less than they were when I was injured. Am I entitled to anything for that? Answer: If you return to…
  • Jul 24

    DEP Underfunded and Short Staffed in Overseeing Marsellus Shale Natural Gas Boom

    DEP Underfunded and Short Staffed in Overseeing Marsellus Shale Natural Gas Boom
    In a lengthy report reviewing the Department of Environment and its performance regulating the Marcellus Shale Natural gas boom from 2008 through 2012, the Pennsylvania Auditor General found what most people already knew—Pennsylvania…
  • Jul 23

    Truck Accidents And How They Affect You If Involved

    Truck Accidents And How They Affect You If Involved
    Big rigs have the lion’s share of freight transport in the United States. Millions of trucks hit the road every year, delivering food, raw materials for manufacturers and household goods. Even though it is possible for automobiles and…
Rank this Week: 391

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

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

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Jul 24

    Ace the Interview and Get a Job

    Ace the Interview and Get a Job
    With the big Career Fair coming up next week (Tuesday, July 29), I know many of you have interviews. Are you starting to get a little nervous but doing your best to ignore the jitters? Honestly, the best approach to the process is to not…
  • Jul 22

    Bar Exam Logistic

    Bar Exam Logistic
    With the Georgia Bar Exam quickly approaching, here are a couple of logistical questions you need to decide before the first day of exams: 1. Know the exam date. 2. Know the exam schedule. 3. Decide on where you will stay. Family, Friends,…
  • Jul 18

    Library Hours for Remainder of Summer

    Library Hours for Remainder of Summer
    The library’s hours will be affected by several law school events over the next few weeks. Below are the hours when we’ll be open until the start of Fall semester. Exams (July 18-28) Library Hours Reference Hours Public Hours…
Rank this Week: 695

USA Recht

USA Recht

Covers US law from a German perspective. By Nietzer & Häusler.

http://www.usa-recht.de
Rank this Week: 454

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Jul 24

    DRINKS ALL AROUND: Centre Co. Trial Court Lets All Kinds of Alcohol Evidence In

    DRINKS ALL AROUND: Centre Co. Trial Court Lets All Kinds of Alcohol Evidence In
    Judge Thomas King Kistler of the Centre County Court of Common Pleas recently addressed pre-trial motions in limine pertaining to the admissibility of consumption of alcohol by both parties in a motor vehicle versus pedestrian accident in the…
  • Jul 22

    A Split of Authority Develops on Admissibility of Bad Faith Expert Testimony

    A Split of Authority Develops on Admissibility of Bad Faith Expert Testimony
    In his recent decision in the case of Monaghan v. Travelers, No. 3:12CV1285 (M.D.Pa. July 16, 2014 Munley, J.), Judge James Munley bucked the recent trend of Pennsylvania court decisions holding that expert testimony is unnecessary in…
  • Jul 22

    Release From Liability Form Upheld in Poconos Snow Tubing Case

    Release From Liability Form Upheld in Poconos Snow Tubing Case
    In his recent decision in the case of Dunlap v. Davenport v. The Villas at Tree Tops and Fairway, PICS Case No. 14-0883 (Monroe Co. April 28, 2014 Williamson, J.), Judge David Williamson of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas…
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LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

Covers buying and selling a practice, law firm management and legal marketing. By Ed Poll.

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
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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/
  • Jul 24

    House GOP Working Group releases Recommendations on Humanitarian Crisis at the Southern Border

    House GOP Working Group releases Recommendations on Humanitarian Crisis at the Southern Border
    On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX), the Chairwoman of the GOP House Working Group on national security and humanitarian crisis at the southern border released their recommendations and solutions. Granger stated,…
  • Jul 23

    Updated Service Center Processing Time

    Updated Service Center Processing Time
    Processing Time reports for all of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Service Centers were released on 7/17/14 with processing dates as of 5/31/14. If you filed a petition with one of the Service Centers, please review the…
  • Jul 22

    H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 7/14/14

    H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 7/14/14
    The H-2B non-agricultural temporary worker program allows U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs. The H-2B cap limit for the second half of FY 2014 (April 1 - September 30) is…
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Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Jul 24

    Six Month Delay in Reporting Property Damage Claim was not "Prompt Notice" According to Eleventh Circuit

    Six Month Delay in Reporting Property Damage Claim was not "Prompt Notice" According to Eleventh Circuit
    If an insured fails to provide prompt notice of its property loss, it can often be grounds for denial of coverage. Most policies have a provision that notice be given promptly, immediately, or as soon as practicable. The question then becomes…
  • Jul 23

    I Feel The Earth Move Under My Feet...And That May Not Be A Covered Loss In Colorado

    I Feel The Earth Move Under My Feet...And That May Not Be A Covered Loss In Colorado
    A new case was recently handed down regarding earth movement and water damage exclusions. In Wagner v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company,1 a policyholder suspected a water leak in her home. She had her property inspected and found a…
  • Jul 22

    Definition of Collapse in Maryland

    Definition of Collapse in Maryland
    Last week I was able to settle a claim involving the partial collapse of a roof on a commercial structure in Maryland. The primary issue was whether the partial collapse suffered by my client constituted a collapse under the policy’s…
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Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

Covers managing in-house counsel groups. By Rees Morrison.

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Sure, spreadsheet analyses can mislead, but consider the benefit

    Sure, spreadsheet analyses can mislead, but consider the benefit
    An article in the Harvard Business Review, June 2014, at 67, by Clayton Christensen and another author, includes a sidebar that criticizes overuse of spreadsheets. When strategic decisions are based on spreadsheet analysis, the authors…
  • Jul 22

    To plot cities of law schools or law firms, you need longitude and latitude value

    To plot cities of law schools or law firms, you need longitude and latitude value
    If you want to plot cities on a map, for example to show locations of law schools on a map of the United States, you need to have the longitude and latitude of each school’s city. The brute force way to get those geographic…
  • Jul 21

    A choropleth showing the states whose law schools produced Fortune 500 GC

    A choropleth showing the states whose law schools produced Fortune 500 GC
    As explained before, a choropleth map colors geographic regions according to some variable. The choropleth map below shows the United States and the regions are some of its states. Those states are colored on a gradient by a variable: the…
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Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Features developments in labor and employment law. By Daniel A. Schwartz.

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
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The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

Features news, commentary and musing about Massachusetts real estate law and litigation. By Richard D. Vetstein.

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Airbnb Rentals Raise Thorny Legal Issue

    Airbnb Rentals Raise Thorny Legal Issue
    Law Catching Up With Popular Airbnb Room Rental Website With the promise of relatively easy money, Airbnb (Air Bed & Breakfast) is making innkeepers of many Greater Boston homeowners and even renters who are taking advantage of the…
  • Jul 22

    Easier For Condominium Association To Sue Over Defective Construction, SJC Rule

    Easier For Condominium Association To Sue Over Defective Construction, SJC Rule
    Wyman v. Ayer Properties:  SJC Holds That Economic Loss Doctrine Inapplicable In Condominium Construction Defect Claims In an important ruling which will make it less difficult for condominium associations and trustees to seek…
  • Jun 29

    Cohasset Wind Turbine Project Can Move Forward, Appeals Court Rule

    Cohasset Wind Turbine Project Can Move Forward, Appeals Court Rule
    Controversial Wind Turbine Project Approved, Over Neighbors’ Opposition, Appeals Court Rules Plans for a controversial wind turbine on top of Turkey Hill in swanky coastal Cohasset could soon move forward after the…
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Library Stuff

Library Stuff

Dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. From Information Today, Inc.

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Jul 24

    8 Are Removed as Queens Library Trustee

    8 Are Removed as Queens Library Trustee
    “Eight members of the Queens Library board of trustees were dismissed on Wednesday by Mayor Bill de Blasio and the borough president, Melinda Katz, according to the mayor’s office. The board members were removed after they voted…
  • Jul 23

    Nearly 100 percent of libraries offer tech training and STEM programs, study find

    Nearly 100 percent of libraries offer tech training and STEM programs, study find
    “According to a new study from the American Library Association ALA, nearly 100 percent of America’s public libraries offer workforce development training programs, online job resources, and technology skills training. Combined…
  • Jul 23

    St. Louis library opens recording studio

    St. Louis library opens recording studio
    “When Charles Thomas tells his friends he’s in the studio working on his latest release, they don’t expect to hear its being recorded at the library. ‘I tell them, ‘You want to come down you just got to bring…
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Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Jul 24

    Should You Be Protecting Your Business Emails from Prying Eyes?

    Should You Be Protecting Your Business Emails from Prying Eyes?
    Would you send an important communication on a postcard? For most businesses, the answer is likely no. Yet companies send unsecured business emails every day, which share many of the same characteristics as postcards. These messages can be…
  • Jul 23

    Will Uber Win the Battle of the Taxi or Succumb to Business Regulation?

    Will Uber Win the Battle of the Taxi or Succumb to Business Regulation?
    Uber records approximately one million ride requests each week and is now valued at an estimated $18.2 billion. Despite its surging popularity with riders, the company continues to face strong resistance from regulators and traditional taxis…
  • Jul 22

    NJ “Ban the Box” Bill Headed to Gov. Christie’s Desk

    NJ “Ban the Box” Bill Headed to Gov. Christie’s Desk
    New Jersey may soon be the latest state to “ban the box.” Late last month, the state legislature passed the Opportunity to Compete Act, which would restrict the use of criminal background checks by New Jersey employers. The bill…
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InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

Covers corporate, employment law, environmental, forms, insurance, IP, litigation and more. By Geoffrey G. Gussis.

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jul 24

    Insider tips to legal department transformation

    Insider tips to legal department transformation
    For today’s general counsel to have the impact that large businesses have come to expect, they must transform not only their way of thinking, but the very operation of their departments. The post Insider tips to legal department…
  • Jul 23

    Confirmed: In-House Lawyers as Good as Name-Brand Product

    Confirmed: In-House Lawyers as Good as Name-Brand Product
    In 2012, a plaintiff who challenged State Farm’s practice of using in-house attorneys to defend its auto insureds against third-party claims asserted that in-house lawyers constitute "a different … product" from the type of…
  • Jul 22

    The 2014 GC Compensation Survey

    The 2014 GC Compensation Survey
    Last year's gains for general counsel pay are holding. Are good times back to stay? The post The 2014 GC Compensation Survey appeared on InhouseBlog.com. AD: Thousands of contracts at kFetch.com
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The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

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

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Jul 24

    Market Structure Reform and the SEC (Part 1)

    Market Structure Reform and the SEC (Part 1)
    John Coffee has an interesting piece on the Columbia CLS Blue Sky Blog, High Frequency Trading Reform: The Short Term and the Longer Term.   The article highlights two cases, one brought by (but yet to be resolved) N.Y.…
  • Jul 23

    The Affordable Care Act, the DC Circuit, and the SEC

    The Affordable Care Act, the DC Circuit, and the SEC
    Yesterday, two circuit courts issued opposite decisions on the Affordable Care Act. The Fourth Circuit held that individuals could obtain subsidies through the federal healthcare site. The D.C. Circuit, by a vote of 2-1 held the reverse. The…
  • Jul 22

    Tagging, Extensions, and Ensuring Comparability: The Role of the SEC (Part 2)

    Tagging, Extensions, and Ensuring Comparability: The Role of the SEC (Part 2)
    DERA (Division of Economic and Risk Analysis) conducted a study of XBRL files to assess the quality. As part of the examination, DERA analyzed the use of "custom tags." The news was at best mixed or, as DERA put it, "[o]ur assessment suggests…
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Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Covers news and information related to criminal law and life. By Charles M. Rowland II.

http://www.daytondui.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Pay Online At The Vandalia Municipal Court

    Pay Online At The Vandalia Municipal Court
    The Vandalia Municipal Court has made it easy to pay your violation using its website.  To find out how to make an online payment visit HERE.  To make a payment visit the court HERE. If you choose this form of payment, please check…
  • Jul 23

    Traffic Ticket Blitz Underway in Ohio Through July 26

    Traffic Ticket Blitz Underway in Ohio Through July 26
    There is a traffic ticket blitz underway in Ohio and five other states. The Ohio State Highway Patrol will join forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus efforts on distracted driving enforcement statewide. The…
  • Jul 22

    The Militarized Police Have Become The Founders’ Worst Nightmare

    The Militarized Police Have Become The Founders’ Worst Nightmare
      In a great article for the New American, attorney Joe Wolverton reviews the horrors of militarized police set forth in the Randy Balko book, “Rise of the Warrior Cop.”  I have expressed my admiration for the book…
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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/
  • Jul 24

    "Sein und Zeit? More like sein und shite"...

    "Sein und Zeit? More like sein und shite"...
    ...and other "unfair philosophical criticisms."
  • Jul 24

    University of Warwick embarrasses itself on the world stage...

    University of Warwick embarrasses itself on the world stage...
    ...as it brings an English Professor up on charges of "insubordination"! Have English universities gone insane? What's going on here? Links and more information welcome.
  • Jul 24

    So what do readers think of philosophy of mind?

    So what do readers think of philosophy of mind?
    It turns out that, mostly, they like it! With over 1400 votes (pretty good for the middle of summer, at least here in the Northern Hemisphere), 34% thought philosophy of mind "a central, foundational part of the discipline," and another...
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DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

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

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Jul 24

    Examples of Social Media in M&A Transaction

    Examples of Social Media in M&A Transaction
    In his blog, Stinson Leonard Street’s Steve Quinlivan provides examples from 4 recent deals that used social media…
  • Jul 23

    Exclusive Forum Bylaws: California State Court Follows Delaware

    Exclusive Forum Bylaws: California State Court Follows Delaware
    Here’s news excerpted from this Ropes & Gray newsletter: State and federal courts in California have gone different directions on whether to follow Delaware’s lead in enforcing forum selection provisions in bylaws. In 2011,…
  • Jul 18

    Court Finds CFIUS Violated Company’s Due Process Right

    Court Finds CFIUS Violated Company’s Due Process Right
    As noted in this Skadden memo: “On July 15, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that President Obama and CFIUS unconstitutionally deprived Ralls Corporation of its property rights by forcing it to divest…
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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/
  • Jul 24

    Epidemic of Malnutrition in LTC

    Epidemic of Malnutrition in LTC
    Malnutrition, deprivation, inanition. These words may not sound that familiar, but they all mean the same thing: starvation. So why are we writing about starvation? Because it’s a problem that still persists in nursing homes today. A…
  • Jul 23

    Delay in Treatment for Stroke

    Delay in Treatment for Stroke
    My Fox Tampa Bay reported that Rachel Mobley, administrator of Grace Manor at Lake Morton allegedly refused to allow a staffer at the facility to call 911 for an elderly resident suffering severe eye pain. She is charged with…
  • Jul 22

    Resident Funds Stolen

    Resident Funds Stolen
    A Massachusetts nursing home offering peaceful seclusion, as described on their website (http://www.lcca.com/183/), saw their serenity shattered when a nursing home employee stole almost $10,000 from residents at the home where she worked.…
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