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CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 680

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

Covers futures, commodities and forex regulation. By Shipkevich Law Firm.

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Aug 8

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance
    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market SurveillanceIn a response to a request by the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee for comment on how best to develop a 21st century surveillance system, the Financial…
  • Aug 6

    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget Constraint

    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget Constraint
    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget ConstraintsRecently appointed CFTC Chairman Tim Massad announced last week that there were “a lot of things” he would like to do to continue the CFTC’s goal of regulating financial…
  • Jul 28

    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”

    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”
    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”CFTC Commissioner Scott O’Malia issued a stern warning to financial regulators in the United States and abroad that market fragmentation could have grave consequences on the…
Rank this Week: 480

Changing the Court

Changing the Court

A chronicle of how a group of planners and practitioners are attempting to change the Bronx court system's approach to low-level criminal offending. From the Center for Court Innovation.

http://changingthecourt.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    New BCS Group - Know Your Right

    New BCS Group - Know Your Right
    Today, we began a new pilot group for BCS participants called "Know Your Rights," run by BCS partner organization MFY Legal Services. MFY Legal Services is an organization that provides free legal assistance to vulnerable and underserved…
  • Oct 15

    BCS Helps Out with Special Graffiti Cleanup in the 44th Precinct

    BCS Helps Out with Special Graffiti Cleanup in the 44th Precinct
    BCS clients, crew supervisor and officers worked together on a special clean-up project in the 44th PrecinctBCS has worked with the Community Affairs Unit of the 44thprecinct removing graffiti for over seven years. We have a day…
  • Oct 6

    BCS Hosts Community Advisory Board Meeting

    BCS Hosts Community Advisory Board Meeting
                                   On Wednesday, September 17th, the Bronx Community Solutions’…
Rank this Week: 920

Charlotte Law Library News

Charlotte Law Library News

Covers research, books and library news. From the Charlotte School of Law library team.

http://charlottelawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Oct 29

    Top Five Tips for Appropriate Email Etiquette from CSL’s Center for Professional Development

    Top Five Tips for Appropriate Email Etiquette from CSL’s Center for Professional Development
    By Aithyni K. Rucker, Esq. In this digital age, communication has become more informal and we communicate in 140 characters or less.  However, even electronic communication must remain professional, timely, and audience appropriate.…
  • Oct 29

    ALR Student’s Corner: Douglas’ Form

    ALR Student’s Corner: Douglas’ Form
    Douglas’ Forms is an indispensable, five volume set of hundreds of forms covering the following areas of North Carolina civil practice: Business Transactions; Civil Litigation; Wills, Trusts, and Estate Administration; and Domestic…
  • Oct 28

    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
    On Friday, October 31st, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit will hold an argument session at Charlotte School of Law. Three arguments will be heard by the court, with each case taking about 40 minutes. After the ……
Rank this Week: 351

Charon QC

Charon QC

Mix of legal ephemera and comment.

http://charonqc.wordpress.com
  • Oct 11

    Tweet du Jour…

    Tweet du Jour…
    I really must get back to some ‘sensible’ blogging.  I shall find my Panama Hat which aids thinking while writing and do so… I note that a future prime minister and the present ‘incumbent’ are in this…
  • Oct 11

    Rive Gauche: A bit of “Shagger”

    Rive Gauche: A bit of “Shagger”
    Came across this Lord Shagger nonsense while ‘perusing’ my Charon files.  I think I may have to do a few more Lord Shagger posts now that the legal year is under way.  I may even be able to do/shoehorn in some vaguely…
  • Oct 10

    Rive Gauche: Fancy some Pommes du Tories with your Kipper, Mr Carswell?

    Rive Gauche: Fancy some Pommes du Tories with your Kipper, Mr Carswell?
    Back later with some more nonsense..
Rank this Week: 135

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers class action litigation, fraud, consumer law and shareholder disputes. By DiTommaso Lubin.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 614

Chicago Executive Lawyer Blog

Chicago Executive Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois employment law issues, including discrimination, retaliation, wage claims and employment contract disputes. By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagoexecutivelawyer.com/
  • Nov 15

    Is being a bad boss illegal?

    Is being a bad boss illegal?
    There are blog posts nearly every day about the importance of good leadership in the workplace and the negative affects of a bad boss. In our office, we have heard about nearly every type of bad boss: the micro-manager, the screamer, the…
  • Nov 7

    Big Surprise: Ending Workplace Harassment Saves Business' Money

    Big Surprise: Ending Workplace Harassment Saves Business' Money
    Last month, Bill Toland authored an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that highlights the high costs businesses face by allowing harassment to go unchecked. It is pretty obvious that no one wants to work in an environment where…
  • Oct 26

    It's never too late to pursue a dream

    It's never too late to pursue a dream
    A client of ours recently published a children's book titled Red Rose and Blue Butterfly. Publishing a book under any circumstances is an amazing feat, but one of the reasons this book in particular is so amazing is that the author, Sara…
Rank this Week: 624

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Covers pharmaceutical, medical device and medical malpractice litigation. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.chicagoinjurylawblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    DaVita Employee's Whistleblower Suit Ends in $389 Million Settlement

    DaVita Employee's Whistleblower Suit Ends in $389 Million Settlement
    A whistleblower lawsuit filed against DaVita HealthCare Partners recently concluded in a $389 million settlement. The kidney dialysis company agreed to settle investigations into transactions it made with doctors over the last ten years.…
  • Oct 22

    Lawsuit Accuses Hip Implant Maker of Putting Sales Before Safety

    Lawsuit Accuses Hip Implant Maker of Putting Sales Before Safety
    Patients implanted with metal-on-metal hip implants are suffering serious health consequences from the devices and accusing manufacturers of putting marketing before patient safety. Thousands of patients have filed lawsuits against these…
  • Oct 15

    Medical Device Makers No Longer Required to Report Product Change

    Medical Device Makers No Longer Required to Report Product Change
    Companies that manufacture medical devices used to have to report any changes they made to the devices to the FDA. On Tuesday, the FDA announced that it would no longer make companies report this information, except when they apply to recalls…
Rank this Week: 191

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Chicago Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.chicagoinjurylawblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    DaVita Employee's Whistleblower Suit Ends in $389 Million Settlement

    DaVita Employee's Whistleblower Suit Ends in $389 Million Settlement
    A whistleblower lawsuit filed against DaVita HealthCare Partners recently concluded in a $389 million settlement. The kidney dialysis company agreed to settle investigations into transactions it made with doctors over the last ten years.…
  • Oct 22

    Lawsuit Accuses Hip Implant Maker of Putting Sales Before Safety

    Lawsuit Accuses Hip Implant Maker of Putting Sales Before Safety
    Patients implanted with metal-on-metal hip implants are suffering serious health consequences from the devices and accusing manufacturers of putting marketing before patient safety. Thousands of patients have filed lawsuits against these…
  • Oct 15

    Medical Device Makers No Longer Required to Report Product Change

    Medical Device Makers No Longer Required to Report Product Change
    Companies that manufacture medical devices used to have to report any changes they made to the devices to the FDA. On Tuesday, the FDA announced that it would no longer make companies report this information, except when they apply to recalls…
Rank this Week: 635

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Oct 29

    BitTorrent: Motion to Quash is Not a Proper Vehicle for Severing Doe

    BitTorrent: Motion to Quash is Not a Proper Vehicle for Severing Doe
    Site B v. Does 1-51, No. 13 C 5295, Slip Op. (N.D. Ills. Mar. 7, 2014) (Leinenweber, Sen. J.). Judge Leinenweber denied Doe 39′s motion to quash a pre-discovery subpoena in this BitTorrent case involving the motion picture “Under…
  • Oct 27

    Fair Use & Likelihood of Confusion Doom Lanham Act Claim

    Fair Use & Likelihood of Confusion Doom Lanham Act Claim
    Sorenson v. WD-40 Co., No. 12 C 50417, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 9, 2014) (Kapala, J.). Judge Kapala granted defendant WD-40 summary judgment as to plaintiff’s Lanham Act and related state law claims regarding plaintiff’s THE…
  • Oct 24

    Final Invalidity Contentions May Not be Amended to Add Nautilus-Based Indefiniteness Claim

    Final Invalidity Contentions May Not be Amended to Add Nautilus-Based Indefiniteness Claim
    R-Boc Reps., Inc. v. Minemyer, No. 11 C 8433, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Cole, Mag. J.). Judge Cole denied plaintiff R-Boc’s motions to amend its Final Invalidity Contentions with an allegedly new theory regarding the phrase…
Rank this Week: 106

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

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

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticeattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 784

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury topics such as auto accidents, premises liability, worker's compensation, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and dog bites. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

http://www.chicagopersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    Chicago Worker Injured during Scaffolding Failure

    Chicago Worker Injured during Scaffolding Failure
    Workplace accidents affect employees in all types of jobs and in every position. They often leave workers hurt and in need of medical treatment or surgery. In fact, work-related accidents are so common that most states, including Illinois,…
  • Oct 28

    Amtrak Train Bound for Chicago Collides with Semi-Truck

    Amtrak Train Bound for Chicago Collides with Semi-Truck
    The Federal Railroad Administration reports that there are over 175 train accidents and more than 40 train-related deaths every year in Illinois alone. Those numbers illustrate the truth that few residents know: the large number of trains and…
  • Oct 27

    Oscar Taveras, Top Baseball Prospect and Player with the St. Louis Cardinals, Killed in Car Accident

    Oscar Taveras, Top Baseball Prospect and Player with the St. Louis Cardinals, Killed in Car Accident
    Car accidents can turn tragic in a matter of moments when a driver, a passenger, or another person involved is seriously injured or killed in the crash. When it comes to a traffic-related incident, it does not matter who you are or what you…
Rank this Week: 598

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois civil procedure, the Illinois Wrongful Death Act, medical malpractice and medical device liability. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicago-personal-injury-lawyer-blawg.com
  • Jun 17

    $14,000 Cook County Jury Verdict for Rear-End Crash

    $14,000 Cook County Jury Verdict for Rear-End Crash
    On Oct. 30, 2009, Filberto Meza, 37, was traveling eastbound on 25th Street at Central in Cicero, Ill., when his car crashed into the rear end of a stopped motor vehicle.  Juan Magana and Raquel Magana were driver and passenger in that…
  • Jun 16

    $38,000 Jury Verdict Where Car Hits and Injures Teen Standing in Roadway Near a Disabled Car

    $38,000 Jury Verdict Where Car Hits and Injures Teen Standing in Roadway Near a Disabled Car
    On Dec. 15, 2000, Patrick Broderick was driving southbound on Schoolhouse Road when icy conditions caused him to lose control of his car.  His vehicle came to a rest on a snow bank on the east side of the road.  A good Samaritan…
  • May 9

    $971,000 Jury Verdict for Contractor Who Sued for Unpaid Work at the Pritzker Mansion

    $971,000 Jury Verdict for Contractor Who Sued for Unpaid Work at the Pritzker Mansion
    This was a breach of contract case that started out in the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County and then became a law matter tried before a jury. In this case, a verdict of $971,858 was the outcome in a lawsuit brought by the…
Rank this Week: 510

Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers child abuse, neglect and injuries. By the Child Injury Lawyer Network.

http://www.childinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 15

    Should Swing Sets be Restricted or Banned From Playgrounds?

    Should Swing Sets be Restricted or Banned From Playgrounds?
    By Sara Schlafstein, Law Clerk and David Wolf, Attorney Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network In the State of Washington as well as other States, playgrounds provide children a place to have fun and be active.  Playgrounds allow…
  • Oct 11

    What Actions Should a Day Care Center Take for Playground Safety?

    What Actions Should a Day Care Center Take for Playground Safety?
    By Sara Schlafstein, Law Clerk and David Wolf, Attorney Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network Day care centers are first and foremost obliged to protect the safety of their students. Playground sets, because of their potential for misuse,…
  • Oct 7

    What Safety Precautions Should Schools and Day Care Centers Take Regarding Playground Activities?

    What Safety Precautions Should Schools and Day Care Centers Take Regarding Playground Activities?
    By Sara Schlafstein, Law Clerk and David Wolf, Attorney Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network In Vancouver, Washington and other cities, children can often be found on school, public, and day care center playgrounds. Physical activity is…
Rank this Week: 272

Children and the Law

Children and the Law

By the Center for Children, Law & Policy at the University of Houston Law Center.

http://childrenandthelawblog.com/
  • Oct 27

    Tennessee passes law to punish pregnant women using drug

    Tennessee passes law to punish pregnant women using drug
    Starting July 1st of this year, women in Tennessee who use drugs during pregnancy can be charged with assault.  I have worked with children who were born with drugs in their system, and it is as if their mother’s have put a…
  • Oct 15

    Holding it down in Rikers Island, NY

    Holding it down in Rikers Island, NY
    In a juvenile facility in Rikers Island, New York, juvenile detainees are routinely subject to violence and told to “hold it down,” which means to keep it quiet and not report the violence or injuries to other prison guards or the…
  • Oct 13

    Stuck between a rock and a hard place: Juvenile Waiver

    Stuck between a rock and a hard place: Juvenile Waiver
    Seven high school football players in New Jersey have been charged with committing violent sexual hazing, including aggravated sexual assault. The boys await their first hearing this week, and if prosecutors are successful in…
Rank this Week: 583

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse…

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse Notices

Features copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret cease and desist notices.

http://www.chillingeffects.org/
  • Sep 2

    Japanese Court Removal Request

    Japanese Court Removal Request
    International: Japanese Court Removal Request; <br> <i>From:</i> ( Japan) <i>To:</i> Twitter, Inc.
  • Sep 1

    This Website has no Pier

    This Website has no Pier
    Trademark: <br> <i>From:</i> York Condominium Corporation No. 382 <i>To:</i> <br><i>Date:</i> 2014-08-22
  • Aug 29

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google
    DMCA Notices: <br> <i>From:</i> VeronickaM/ MyFreeCams <i>To:</i> Google, Inc.<br><i>Date:</i>
Rank this Week: 53

China Esquire

China Esquire

Covers Chinese law, business and society. By Tom Chow.

http://www.chinalawandbusiness.com
  • Mar 18

    BAC scholarship for Pepperdine LLM

    BAC scholarship for Pepperdine LLM
    Wanted to pass on this information that I received from the Beijing Arbitration Commission (“BAC”): the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine School of Law is pleased to announce that BAC is sponsoring a…
  • Oct 8

    Why Good Service Matter

    Why Good Service Matter
    I recently got back from Orlando for the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Annual Meeting 2012, which is the largest gathering of in-house counsel in the world.  I co-presented a session entitled “ A Technology Primer for
  • Apr 11

    Book Review: Chocolate Fortune

    Book Review: Chocolate Fortune
    Disclaimer: I received a free review copy of Chocolate Fortunes: The Battle for the Hearts, Minds, and Wallets of China’s Consumers from the publisher, AMACOM. Again, a very overdue review.  I read this one many, many months ago…
Rank this Week: 889

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

Covers China law, business and economics. By Stan Abrams.

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Oct 30

    Environmental Regulation: Can China Afford Caution?

    Environmental Regulation: Can China Afford Caution?
    [T]o forestall more serious, systemic environmental issues, Beijing will have to be preemptive rather than reactive with regulation. In everything from modernizing its recycling industry to improving regulations on rare earth mining, the…
  • Oct 29

    BBC News – China ‘to protect whistle-blowers’ amid…

    BBC News – China ‘to protect whistle-blowers’ amid…
    BBC News – China ‘to protect whistle-blowers’ amid corruption fight bbc.in/1sIjLGZ — I’m very skeptical on this one © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post…
  • Oct 29

    Regulating capital flows at both ends | VOX http:/…

    Regulating capital flows at both ends | VOX http:/…
    Regulating capital flows at both ends | VOX bit.ly/1tkGIUd — methinks this is a tough sell for some Western economies © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
Rank this Week: 628

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

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

    China’s Film Industry Online, Part 4. It’s About Copyrights.

    China’s Film Industry Online, Part 4. It’s About Copyrights.
    This is the final post in a series looking at developments in China’s digital ancillaries market. In this series we’ve seen that China’s ancillaries are still comparatively small despite explosive box office growth. In part…
  • Oct 29

    China Copyrights: The Basic

    China Copyrights: The Basic
    Every so often we get emails from people asking us to direct them to one of our posts on China copyright law and every so often I respond by saying that we will be doing such a post and then I will let them know. This has gone on for years.…
  • Oct 28

    China’s Film Industry Online, Part III. Production and Distribution Converge in Cyberspace

    China’s Film Industry Online, Part III. Production and Distribution Converge in Cyberspace
    This is the third in a series of posts looking at developments in China’s digital ancillaries market. Part I is here and part II is here. In this post I comment on the impending online convergence of motion picture production and…
Rank this Week: 173

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Oct 29

    Annotated version of the Fourth Plenum decision (add your own!)

    Annotated version of the Fourth Plenum decision (add your own!)
    The Fourth Plenum’s Decision is now available on the Law Genius site in annotatable form in both English (translation courtesy of Rogier Creemers and Jeremy Daum) and Chinese. I’ve already added annotations to the English text. By way of…
  • Oct 29

    The Fourth Plenum's "Decision": my take

    The Fourth Plenum's &quot;Decision&quot;: my take
    The text of the decision passed by the F...
  • Oct 26

    The Chinese Legal Documents Serie

    The Chinese Legal Documents Serie
    The International Society for Chinese Law & History has a feature on its (terrific) website called the Chinese Legal Documents Series. Here's what it's all about: This special series invites researchers to introduce a document from their…
Rank this Week: 136

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Oct 16

    Cases on Tap for Tomorrow’s SCOTUS Conference: Are Cert Grants Coming on Pleading and Personal Jurisdiction?

    Cases on Tap for Tomorrow’s SCOTUS Conference: Are Cert Grants Coming on Pleading and Personal Jurisdiction?
    A couple of cases on the calendar for tomorrow's Supreme Court conference are worth a quick mention. Both appear on SCOTUSblog’s "relist" list. (That they had already been calendared for previous conferences and avoided a quick…
  • Oct 15

    Epstein on Black & Spriggs on the Depreciation of U.S. Supreme Court Precedent

    Epstein on Black &amp; Spriggs on the Depreciation of U.S. Supreme Court Precedent
    Over on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is an essay by Lee Epstein entitled The Depreciation of Precedent. It reviews an article by Ryan Black and James Spriggs that was recently published in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies.
  • Oct 14

    The Advisory Committee's Gargantuan New Agenda

    The Advisory Committee's Gargantuan New Agenda
    Far from resting on its laurels after pushing through the latest round of defense-oriented amendments to the FRCP, the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules continues its assault. This time, among many other things, it's tackling class actions…
Rank this Week: 210

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Oct 26

    Warhol Foundation Sues Former Bodyguard

    Warhol Foundation Sues Former Bodyguard
    They’re accusing the former bodyguard of stealing a 1964 painting of Elizabeth Taylor. 
  • Oct 24

    Getty Images Ramping Down Enforcement Tactic

    Getty Images Ramping Down Enforcement Tactic
    Licensing giant Getty Images says it is ramping down its enforcement policies and turn infringers into customers.
  • Oct 18

    Court Rules on University E-Reserves Copyright Case

    Court Rules on University E-Reserves Copyright Case
    Art teachers and professors, pay attention! Academic publishers on Friday notched a win in the ongoing legal debate about digital access to copyrighted works, as the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a broad ruling on how to determine…
Rank this Week: 249

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

Covers consumer fraud, consumer protection, securities and antitrust class actions. By Meiselman, Packman, Nealon, Scialabba & Baker P.C.

http://classactionblog.mpnsb.com/
  • Mar 26

    Court Certifies Drivers’ Claims Against PJPA (Papa John’s Pizza)

    Court Certifies Drivers’ Claims Against PJPA (Papa John’s Pizza)
    The Court conditionally certified Meiselman Packman Nealon Scialabba & Baker P.C.’s federal lawsuit against PJPA, LLC a Papa John’s Pizza franchisee in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.  As a result of the…
  • Mar 14

    McDonald’s And Other Food Chains May Be Underpaying Employee

    McDonald’s And Other Food Chains May Be Underpaying Employee
    Many fast food restaurants require their employees to purchase uniforms and/or clean their uniforms at their own costs.  However, employees should be reimbursed for the cost of purchasing and cleaning their uniforms.  In a recent…
  • Mar 10

    Tom’s Natural Toothpaste May Not Actually Be Natural

    Tom’s Natural Toothpaste May Not Actually Be Natural
    Consumers in the U.S. rely on labels that say “natural” when purchasing products such as toothpastes.  Consumers are even willing to pay extra money to buy products that are labeled “natural”.  Unfortunately,…
Rank this Week: 712

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

Covers CAFA, class certification, employment law, FCRA, FDCPA and multidistrict litigation. By Michael Hassen of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 89

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Single Event Exception Includes Multiple Events Caused by a Significant Occurance

    Single Event Exception Includes Multiple Events Caused by a Significant Occurance
    Rainbow Gun Club, Inc. v. Denbury Resources, Inc., 2014 WL 869504 (W.D. La. March 5, 2014). In this action, the District Court affirmed a remand order finding that CAFA’s local “single event exception” can include mass…
  • Oct 23

    Only 25% of PAGA Penalties–Sufficient to Satisfy the Amount in Controversy?

    Only 25% of PAGA Penalties–Sufficient to Satisfy the Amount in Controversy?
    Controulis v. Anheuser-Busch, LLC, 2013 WL 6482970 (C.D. Cal. Nov. 20, 2013). The plaintiff, employed as a bottler by the defendant, Anheuser-Busch, LLC, brought an action alleging that the defendant violated California law by including the…
  • Oct 22

    Defendants Must Demonstrate Factual Basis for Amount-in-Controversy Claim

    Defendants Must Demonstrate Factual Basis for Amount-in-Controversy Claim
    Sanchez v. Res-Care, Inc., 2014 WL 807997 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 28, 2014). In this action, the District Court remanded the case to the state court finding that the defendant failed to show by preponderance of evidence that the amount-in-controversy…
Rank this Week: 227

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Informs local attorneys of major legal developments important to their practice. By Sue Altmeyer.

http://suealtmeyer.typepad.com/cleveland_law_library_web/
  • Oct 30

    Tech Thursday: Tools To Protect You Online

    Tech Thursday: Tools To Protect You Online
    You can never be too careful when you are surfing online. Fortunately, there are tools that can help you stay safe. Rex Santus lists eleven tools to keep us safe in his Mashable article "11 free tools to protect your...
  • Oct 24

    Ohio Supreme Court Is Already Testing Its New E-Filing Portal and Plans a Full Launch in 2015

    Ohio Supreme Court Is Already Testing Its New E-Filing Portal and Plans a Full Launch in 2015
    Court News Ohio reports that the Ohio Supreme Court is already testing its new e-filing portal with a pilot project involving a subset of 85 lawyers who regularly file documents with the Court. In addition to online access, the portal...
  • Oct 24

    Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Getting a Second Drug Court in 2015

    Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Getting a Second Drug Court in 2015
    Court News Ohio reports that Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court is adding a second drug court next year, in 2015, to help provide more defendants with treatment options, instead of prison sentences. "Judge Joan Synenberg will oversee the new…
Rank this Week: 316

Climate Change Law Practice Group…

Climate Change Law Practice Group Blog

Features news about Canadian renewable energy and sustainable developments. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Climate-Change-Law-Practice-Group
  • Jun 28

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline
    President Obama spoke on U.S. climate change at Georgetown University on Tuesday. In this speech he commented, for the first time in months, on the Keystone XL pipeline which will carry crude oil from Alberta’s oil sands to refineries…
  • May 21

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan
    Goldman Sachs announced today that it plans to invest as much as $490million (50 billion yen) in renewable energy projects in Japan over the next five years.  That's a lot!  Bloomberg reports that "the Wall Street firm also…
  • May 15

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change
    Canada's Environment Minister, Peter Kent, told the Financial Post in an interview from London that "[t]he ability of the oil and gas sector to absorb tough government controls on their greenhouse gas emissions depends on Canada getting a…
Rank this Week: 724

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

Seeks to inform the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law community about key legal education, research, practice, and law library news, with a particular focus on Cuyahoga County and Ohio as well as faculty research interests.

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • Oct 30

    Do You Know About Specialized Dockets in Ohio?

    Do You Know About Specialized Dockets in Ohio?
    After reading a recent article about drug courts in Cuyahoga County, I thought it might be good to point out to our readers these specialized dockets along with others in the state. The other two types of specialized dockets you may heard of…
  • Oct 29

    FAA Criminalizes the Use of Drone

    FAA Criminalizes the Use of Drone
    For the first time, the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), has taken a stand on unmanned aircraft. In a notice posted on the FAA website on Monday, October 27, 2014, the FAA prohibits the use of drones and model planes near or over large…
  • Oct 29

    Recent Statistics on Internet Harassment

    Recent Statistics on Internet Harassment
    A recent report from the Pew Research Internet Project indicates that 73% of adult internet users have seen someone be harassed online and 40% have experienced online harassment themselves. Six types of online harassment were examined: being…
Rank this Week: 423

Collection Development Blog

Collection Development Blog

Covers legal news and resources. By the Servies Collection Development Department of the Hong Kong University Library.

http://obelix.lib.hku.hk/cdblog
  • Oct 23

    Maintenance to Taylor & Francis ebooks web site

    Maintenance to Taylor &amp; Francis ebooks web site
    Due to essential maintenance users will not be able to access tandfebooks.com for a maximum of 1 hour between 6 a.m. – 10 a.m. on Saturday 25th October. addthis_url = 'http%3A%2F%2Fobelix.lib.hku.hk%2Fcdblog%2F%3Fp%3D17549'; …
  • Oct 22

    Emerald website maintenance

    Emerald website maintenance
    Emerald Management First and Emerald Insight are scheduled to take place on Saturday 25 October 2014, between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. During this maintenance window, both websites will be unavailable for up to 1 hour. addthis_url =…
  • Oct 22

    BioOne Website Scheduled Maintenance

    BioOne Website Scheduled Maintenance
    Maintenance activities are planned for BioOne (http://library.hku.hk/record=b2330290) on Saturday, October 25. Beginning at 6 a.m., content and services may be intermittently unavailable for up to four hours. addthis_url =…
Rank this Week: 103

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Oct 29

    176 Questions: 24+ GHz NOI In a Nutshell

    176 Questions: 24+ GHz NOI In a Nutshell
    Our friend Michael Marcus has been busy. Lucky for us. We recently reported on a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) seeking input on the possible use of millimeter wave frequencies (i.e., 24 GHz and north) for mobile communications. Our friend, Michael…
  • Oct 29

    Just in Time for Halloween: Zombie Aereo!

    Just in Time for Halloween: Zombie Aereo!
    Preliminary injunction kills Aereo’s “live” retransmissions, but leaves it partly alive and still shuffling It’s still alive!!! Given up for dead by many, our old pal Aereo has managed to sidestep the Grim Reaper yet…
  • Oct 28

    Effective Date of TV JSA Filing Requirement Set

    Effective Date of TV JSA Filing Requirement Set
    Readers will recall that, last spring, the Commission decided that certain TV joint sales agreements (JSAs) may create attributable interests for the purposes of determining compliance with the multiple ownership rules. And, thanks to that…
Rank this Week: 855

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Oct 29

    Risk Management Panel at the NRS Compliance Conference

    Risk Management Panel at the NRS Compliance Conference
    These are my notes from the NRS Fall Compliance Conference. Robert B. Hirth, Chairman, Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission Fred Shane, Chief Risk Officer, Commonwealth Financial Network Should CCOs be Taking on…
  • Oct 29

    Information Technology and Cybersecurity

    Information Technology and Cybersecurity
    These are my notes from the NRS Fall Compliance Conference. Ted Kobus, Baker Hostetler Karen M. Aavik, First Niagara Financial Group Tammy Eisenberg, CLS Bank International In 2012 the average cost of a data breach was $5.4 million. IBM 2014…
  • Oct 28

    SEC Examination and Enforcement Prioritie

    SEC Examination and Enforcement Prioritie
    These are my notes from the NRS Fall Compliance Conference. John Walsh, Sutherland Karol Pollock, SEC Deputy Associate Regional Director (Exams) Karol outlined the examination process. 1. You get a phone call. But prior to the phone call, the…
Rank this Week: 411

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Oct 29

    Dueling Law

    Dueling Law
    I’ve been going through the state bills of rights written in the nineteenth century and have come across some wild provisions.  Take this one from the Iowa Bill of Rights of 1846: “Any citizen of this State who may hereafter…
  • Oct 29

    FAN 38 (First Amendment News) Abrams Institute to host conference on Net Neutrality

    FAN 38 (First Amendment News) Abrams Institute to host conference on Net Neutrality
    On November 3rd, the Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression will host a conference entitled Net Neutrality: From Debate to Policy Decisions. The conference will take place at the Century Association located at 7 West 43rd…
  • Oct 27

    The 50th Anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut, Privacy Laws Today

    The 50th Anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut, Privacy Laws Today
    http://www.law.uconn.edu/calendar/symposium/volume-47-symposium-50th-anniversary-griswold-v-connecticut-privacy-laws-today
Rank this Week: 37

Confirm Them

Confirm Them

Covers the judicial confirmation battles in the United States Senate.

http://www.confirmthem.com/
  • Jul 22

    My Review Of LifeCell 30 Day Trial

    My Review Of LifeCell 30 Day Trial
    LifeCell 30 Day Free Trial – How Good Is It Really? Is it even possible to pass up a free trial on the latest anti-ageing product, that just so happens to be taking Hollywood by storm? Well I didn’t think so, which is why I…
  • Jul 21

    Anti Aging Face Creams For Oily Skin

    Anti Aging Face Creams For Oily Skin
    Anti Ageing Face Cream for Oily Skin                Finding the right face cream for your skin can be as important as eating the right variety of foods. Your skin needs all…
  • Jul 21

    Anti Aging Creams For Dry Skin

    Anti Aging Creams For Dry Skin
    Anti Ageing Face Cream for Dry Skin                Dry skin can be one of the hardest skin conditions to have to deal with. You might already drink plenty of water, keep…
Rank this Week: 832

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

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

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Oct 29

    The French Cour de cassation and the « Thalys babies »

    The French Cour de cassation and the « Thalys babies »
    I am glad to post this comment by F. Mailhé, Associate Professor Paris 2, Panthéon-Assas On September 22, 2014, the French Cour de Cassation (Supreme Court for civil and criminal matters) published two prejudicial opinions on…
  • Oct 28

    The Evolution of European Private International Law – Coherence, Common Values and Consolidation

    The Evolution of European Private International Law – Coherence, Common Values and Consolidation
    The last decade has seen a number of important legislative developments in the field of European private international law and cross-border litigation, including the Rome I-III Regulations, the Brussels I (Recast) and Brussels II bis…
  • Oct 28

    Notice: 35 Years CISG and Beyond in Basel

    Notice: 35 Years CISG and Beyond in Basel
    The University of Basel, SVIR/SSDI (Swiss Association for International Law) and UNCITRAL are hosting a conference with the title 35 Years CISG and Beyond. The conference will take place on 29 and 30 January 2015 at the University of Basel.…
Rank this Week: 159

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 17

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    Guest Post: When “Disruptive” Technology Hits Your Workplace, What Then?

    Guest Post: When “Disruptive” Technology Hits Your Workplace, What Then?
    Today, I’m pleased to highlight a guest post from Steven Scheinberg, the General Counsel of the Anti-Defamation League. I’ve known Steven for several years and was very happy when he offered to share his thoughts on this important…
  • Oct 29

    Watching Over Your Employee

    Watching Over Your Employee
    With cameras on every smart phone and computers that can track your every click, it’s hard for employers to know what’s proper in the workplace when it comes to surveillance and monitoring. I’ve talked on the blog before…
  • Oct 27

    Your Company’s Wellness Program May Violate The Law, Says the EEOC

    Your Company’s Wellness Program May Violate The Law, Says the EEOC
    I’ve talked about wellness programs from time to time here on the blog.  Robin Shea, on her great blog, first brought this up back in August. But since then, there are some new developments from the EEOC that employers should…
Rank this Week: 211

Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law

Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law

Covers gay marriage, civil unions, and step-parent and co-parent adoptions. By Irene C. Olszewski.

http://ctlgbtlaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 24

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate
    Yesterday,  a Colorado Senate committee voted 3-2 to pass Senate Bill 11, which would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples in that state.  The bill was opposed by Republicans in that vote.  The bill will now be heard by…
  • Jan 23

    Connecticut Legislature Confirms First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice

    Connecticut Legislature Confirms First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice
    Earlier today, the Connecticut General Assembly confirmed Andrew J. McDonald, a Democratic state senator, as the first openly gay justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court. The Senate voted 30-3 to confirm McDonald while the House voted…
  • Jan 21

    Obama Speaks of Gay RIghts in Inaugural Addre

    Obama Speaks of Gay RIghts in Inaugural Addre
    In what will surely become an historic inaugural address, President Barack Obama made two strong mentions of gay rights.  According to Politico, Obama “became the first president to use the word “gay” in an inaugural…
Rank this Week: 877

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Oct 28

    Court Dismisses Challenge to IRS Non-Profit Proce

    Court Dismisses Challenge to IRS Non-Profit Proce
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Judge Reggie B. Walton (D.D.C.) yesterday dismissed an action by True the Vote against the IRS for politicized foot-dragging on its 501(c)(3), not-for-profit application. The ruling ends True the…
  • Oct 24

    ConLaw Programs at AALS

    ConLaw Programs at AALS
    The AALS Annual Meeting will be held January 2-5, 2015, and will feature a number of programs of interest to ConLawProfs, including: Perspectives on Federal Power Under the Reconstruction Amendments (Section on Constitutional Law)…
  • Oct 23

    CAC Examines Roberts at 10

    CAC Examines Roberts at 10
    The Constitutional Accountability Center is examining Chief Justice John Roberts's first decade in office in a series of posts and articles called Roberts at 10. Here's the intro. Brianne Gorod, the CAC's appellate counsel, posted most…
Rank this Week: 84

Construction Law Monitor

Construction Law Monitor

Covers construction contracts, disputes and liens. By Wolfe Law Group.

http://www.constructionlawmonitor.com/
  • Jun 17

    Louisiana Public Contract Law: Material Supplier Notice Requirement

    Louisiana Public Contract Law: Material Supplier Notice Requirement
    In Louisiana public contracts and jobs have been gaining momentum for my clients. Over the past few years there has been a spike in public work and as these jobs reach completion contractors, subcontractors, equipment lessors, laborers and…
  • Jun 9

    Demand Letter: How An Attorney Letter Can Help You Get Paid

    Demand Letter: How An Attorney Letter Can Help You Get Paid
    In the legal and collection industry we call this document a demand letter, but in most other circles its simply known as an “attorney letter.” There are many people who are fearful of this type of correspondence and others who…
  • Jun 8

    Demand Letter: How An Attorney Letter Can Help You Get Paid

    Demand Letter: How An Attorney Letter Can Help You Get Paid
    In the legal and collection industry we call this document a demand letter, but in most other circles its simply known as an "attorney letter." There are many people who are fearful of this type of correspondence and others who simply trash…
Rank this Week: 989

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

Thoughts on the construction law landscape. By Christopher G. Hill.

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Oct 20

    The Registered Agent Advantage

    The Registered Agent Advantage
    In the Commonwealth of Virginia, as in most states, all corporations, LLC’s or other corporate style entities are required to have a registered agent if they are to do business in the Commonwealth.  The reasons for the requirement…
  • Oct 13

    Is Arbitration Okay Under the Miller Act? It Is if You Don’t Object

    Is Arbitration Okay Under the Miller Act? It Is if You Don’t Object
    I have discussed both payment bond claims under the Miller Act and alternate dispute resolution (ADR) here at Construction Law Musings on many an occasion.  A question that is sometimes open is what to do when there is contractually…
  • Oct 10

    The Beautiful Me

    The Beautiful Me
    For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome back Mike Collignon.  Mike is a co-founder of the Green Builder Coalition. The Green Builder® Coalition is working to improve the sustainable attributes of new and…
Rank this Week: 326

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

Covers consumer marketing, advertising and promotional activities. By Arnold & Porter.

http://www.consumeradvertisinglawblog.com/
  • Oct 29

    Voters and Legislators Consider Requirements for Labeling Genetically Modified Food

    Voters and Legislators Consider Requirements for Labeling Genetically Modified Food
    Food labeling is on state ballots in the West again this November. This year, it is Oregon and Colorado after similar initiatives failed in California and Washington. Most crops and many manufactured food products in the U.S. contain modified…
  • Oct 15

    FTC Alleges Bitcoin-Mining Ads Were More Than a Bit Misleading

    FTC Alleges Bitcoin-Mining Ads Were More Than a Bit Misleading
    On September 23, a federal court in Missouri granted a Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) request to freeze the assets of Butterfly Labs, a company specializing in Bitcoin-mining computers. “Bitcoin mining” is the use of…
  • Oct 8

    Fashion Faux Pas? Lawsuits Challenge Pricing and Practices at Outlet Store

    Fashion Faux Pas? Lawsuits Challenge Pricing and Practices at Outlet Store
    Even in the age of online shopping, outlet malls and brick-and-mortar factory stores have remained hot shopping destinations and successful options for luxury and mainstream designers alike. But several major retailers—including…
Rank this Week: 339

Consumer Goods & Retail…

Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Litigation Blog

Covers litigation-related issues concerning consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers, advertisers, consumers and attorneys. By Kotchen & Low LLP.

http://cpg-retail-litigation.kotchen.com/
Rank this Week: 752

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/
  • Oct 30

    NYT expose: lobbyist money influencing state attorneys general to drop investigations and enforcement

    NYT expose: lobbyist money influencing state attorneys general to drop investigations and enforcement
    Attorneys general are now the object of aggressive pursuit by lobbyists and lawyers who use campaign contributions, personal appeals at lavish corporate-sponsored conferences and other means to push them to drop investigations, change…
  • Oct 30

    Times Op-Ed: Are Banks Too Expensive to Use?

    Times Op-Ed: Are Banks Too Expensive to Use?
    Here. New School professor Lisa Servon, based on her forthcoming book.
  • Oct 29

    Preston Paper on Clickwrap and Browsewrap

    Preston Paper on Clickwrap and Browsewrap
    Cheryl B. Preston of Brigham Young has written 'Please Note: You Have Waived Everything': Can Notice Redeem Online Contracts? Forthcoming in the American University Law Review. Here is the abstract: Online consumers are largely unaware of the…
Rank this Week: 71

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/
  • Oct 29

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Kenneth A. Adams, Beyond Words, Solicitors Journal, Sept. 30, 2014 Andrea J. Boyack, Common Interest Community Covenants and the Freedom of Contract Myth. 22 J.L. & Pol'y 767 (2014) Jan De Bruyne, Liability of Classification Societies:…
  • Oct 28

    Urgent call for panel proposals – 3 days remaining

    Urgent call for panel proposals – 3 days remaining
    Professor Mark Burge and I are organizing a panel for the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) to be held in Boca Raton, Florida July 27-August 2, 2015. The recommended application date is this Friday,...
  • Oct 28

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 211 Rolling Back the Repo Safe Harbors Edward R. Morrison, Mark J. Roe and Christopher S. Sontchi Columbia Law School, Harvard Law…
Rank this Week: 127

Cooper Elder Law

Cooper Elder Law

Covers Ohio estate planning, nursing home protection and qualifying for veterans benefits. By Thom L. Cooper Company, LPA.

http://cooperelderlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Oct 28

    Estate Planning for the Modern Farming Family

    Estate Planning for the Modern Farming Family
    By: Senior Attorney Dan Vu I have always found that farming families are more aware of the importance of proper estate planning than the general population. This is perhaps, because most farmers have a story or two of an estate plan that went…
  • Oct 21

    How Can You Reduce or Avoid High Trust Taxes?

    How Can You Reduce or Avoid High Trust Taxes?
    By Sandra K. Dennison, CPA A recent article in the Wall Street Journal describes a strategy to avoid taxes when you put money into a trust and when you take it out. Here’s a summary of how it works: In cases where Mom & Dad’s…
  • Sep 30

    Estate Planning for the Modern Farming Family

    Estate Planning for the Modern Farming Family
    By: Senior Attorney Dan Vu I have always found that farming families are more aware of the importance of proper estate planning than the general population. This is perhaps, because most farmers have a story or two of an estate plan that went…
Rank this Week: 882