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FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
Rank this Week: 138

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

Covers law firm marketing, including advertising, blogging and sales.

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

    YouTube is the Second Largest Search Engine on the Internet

    YouTube is the Second Largest Search Engine on the Internet
    More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month. A compelling reason for lawyers to record video is that YouTube reaches more US adults ages 18-34 than any cable network and it is the second largest search engine, after…
  • Jul 23

    How to Get Your Press Release Reported in The New

    How to Get Your Press Release Reported in The New
    To get your story reported in the news, law firms should: Send press releases in the morning. Contact news reporters via Twitter. Grab a journalist's attention with a gripping subject line in an email. These are a few of the points that 100…
  • Jul 22

    Fourteen Facebook Stats That Can Change Your Busine

    Fourteen Facebook Stats That Can Change Your Busine
    This is an interactive infographic. Hover your most cursor over a section of the graphic to see the statistics underneath. For example: Posts that contain high-quality photos are more likely to be shared. Friday is the day with the highest…
Rank this Week: 165

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

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

    New European Court of Human Rights Factsheet

    New European Court of Human Rights Factsheet
    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg has published a series of Factsheets that describe important jurisprudence of the institution on a number of subjects. The ECHR recently added new Factsheets on: Persons with…
  • Jul 23

    Statistics Canada Article on Police-Reported Crimes Stats for 2013

    Statistics Canada Article on Police-Reported Crimes Stats for 2013
    Statistics Canada has published an article on Police-reported crime statistics, 2013 that shows most categories of criminal offences have been continuing their long-term decline in Canada: "The police-reported Crime Severity Index (CSI),…
  • Jul 22

    Government Information Day Coming to University of Ottawa in October 2014

    Government Information Day Coming to University of Ottawa in October 2014
    The libraries at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa are hosting Government Information Day on October 16, 2014 at the University of Ottawa.The event will be structured around two themes: preservation and access, and open…
Rank this Week: 142

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

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

    Plagiarism Story: New York Times, Front Page, Above the Fold

    Plagiarism Story: New York Times, Front Page, Above the Fold
    Legal writing professors often use prominent examples of plagiarism to warn their students about its dangers and how to avoid plagiarism. (Quick answer: cite whenever you use the words or ideas of others, keep good notes so you can do...
  • Jul 22

    New ALWD-LWI survey results are available

    New ALWD-LWI survey results are available
    The results of the 2014 ALWD-LWI survey are now available! The report can be found on both the LWI and ALWD websites. Previous surveys have provided us with information about other law schools and have been influential in helping to...
  • Jul 20

    Honoring Leaders in Legal Writing

    Honoring Leaders in Legal Writing
    The gala held during the Legal Writing Institute Conference in Boston celebrated various individuals who have worked in the legal writing for more than 30 years or who helped found the field. Here, for example, is the tribute slide to...
Rank this Week: 137

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: 127

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

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

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

    The Potomac Boat Club.

    The Potomac Boat Club.
    I'm in Washington, D.C. this week. I usually stay on the other side of the Potomac River in downtown Washington. But this week my hotel is in a part of Arlington, Virginia called Rosslyn, a small unincorporated area which is...
  • Jul 21

    The Post Pub, 1422 L Street NW, Friday, 5:00 pm, July 25, 2014.

    The Post Pub, 1422 L Street NW, Friday, 5:00 pm, July 25, 2014.
    Most of this week, and early next, I'll be in Washington, D.C. I should be finishing work early this Friday (the 25th). If anyone wants to meet up, meet me for the first time or just meet some new people,...
  • Jul 19

    Anton Chekov on Storytelling.

    Anton Chekov on Storytelling.
    Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. --Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) Chekov in Melikhovo, Russia, 1897...
Rank this Week: 122

Gallagher Blogs

Gallagher Blogs

Features library news and legal research tips. From the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library of the University of Washington School of Law.

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    History of Securities Regulation

    History of Securities Regulation
    Check out the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society, a virtual museum with lots of fascinating content: a timeline, original documents, oral histories, and more. It even includes film clips, such as a newsreel of SEC chairman…
  • Jul 17

    Reference Office Hours Change for Tuesday, July 22

    Reference Office Hours Change for Tuesday, July 22
    The Reference Office will be closed for a short time on Tuesday, July 22, from 12:30- 2pm so that staff may attend a meeting.The Law Library will be open its full schedule that day, 8am - 5pm.
  • Jul 14

    When to Stop Researching

    When to Stop Researching
    Many legal researchers struggle with the question: When can I stop researching?No one answer is appropriate for all situations. Consider:Costs. If you're handling a case worth millions of dollars, it is worth spending extra time looking…
Rank this Week: 154

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Covers broker fraud, investor fraud, marketing timing, and securities fraud. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    Investors Pursue UBS's Puerto Rico Brokerage Over Closed-End Bond Fund

    Investors Pursue UBS's Puerto Rico Brokerage Over Closed-End Bond Fund
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is reporting that roughly 400 claims have already been filed against UBS Financial Services Inc. of Puerto Rico (UBS) and other brokerage firms over the fallout of municipal bonds and bond funds…
  • Jul 22

    Net Asset Value of Tony Thompson's Former Nontraded REIT Strategic Realty Trust Plunge

    Net Asset Value of Tony Thompson's Former Nontraded REIT Strategic Realty Trust Plunge
    Investors in Strategic Realty Trust Inc. have been notified that the NAV of the nontraded real estate investment trust has dropped almost 30% from $10/share to $7.11/share. The REIT, previously known as TNP Strategic Realty Trust Inc., has a…
  • Jul 17

    FINRA Wants To Delay Implementing Rule Impacting Nontraded REIT Customers' Statement

    FINRA Wants To Delay Implementing Rule Impacting Nontraded REIT Customers' Statement
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority wants the Securities and Exchange Commission to grant a delay in the implementation of proposed changes to rule 2340, which impacts customer account statements. The self-regulatory organization had…
Rank this Week: 131

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

Covers California punitive damages litigation. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 153

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Covers Episcopal (Anglican) canon law, church property lawsuits, and church governance.

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    S. Carolina Day 10: When Will ECUSA Start to Play by the Rules?

    S. Carolina Day 10: When Will ECUSA Start to Play by the Rules?
    Why are ECUSA and its attorneys so incapable of following the rules? Could it be that the lawlessness of 815, as aided and abetted by its attorneys, has now infected ECUSA's ability to present a civil case under the rules of court in South…
  • Jul 17

    Huge Setback for ECUSA at South Carolina Trial -- Their Expert Concedes the Case

    Huge Setback for ECUSA at South Carolina Trial -- Their Expert Concedes the Case
    Yesterday, July 15, was the seventh day of the ongoing trial involving Bishop Lawrence's Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina and thirty-four of its parishes, as plaintiffs, seeking to quiet the title to their real and personal property…
  • Jul 10

    Falsehoods Being Spread in South Carolina

    Falsehoods Being Spread in South Carolina
    Now intrudes upon my vocation one of the more unwelcome of my duties as an Anglican Curmudgeon. Having practiced as a trial lawyer for 44 years, the last six of which have been constantly embroiled in litigation with the attorneys for the…
Rank this Week: 151

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

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

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
  • Jul 21

    UK: Insurance Contract Law Reform – Insurance Bill Introduced to Parliament

    UK: Insurance Contract Law Reform – Insurance Bill Introduced to Parliament
    We have previously reported on the Law Commission and Scottish Law Commissions’ review of insurance contracts law (see our blog here). The Insurance Bill (the Bill), introduced to Parliament on 17 July 2014, contains the latest…
  • Jul 18

    Senate Passes new TRIA Bill; Awaits Response from House

    Senate Passes new TRIA Bill; Awaits Response from House
    On July 17, 2014, the Senate passed the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014, extending the original Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (“TRIA”) for an additional seven years.  If the bill is ultimately…
  • Jul 18

    Healthcare Webcast: Ins & Outs Of Health-Care Acquisition Financing

    Healthcare Webcast: Ins & Outs Of Health-Care Acquisition Financing
    August 7, 20141:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. As we settle into the "new economy" and acquisition financing becomes more available, it's important to know what kind of financing will best suit your needs, where to find it, what's required, what it will…
Rank this Week: 130

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

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

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    A glimpse into grand jury misconduct

    A glimpse into grand jury misconduct
    Lisa Falkenberg at the Houston Chronicle has posted the first two of a three-part series describing abusive interrogation by a grand jury so intense it may cause a capital murder conviction in a police officer's death to be overturned.…
  • Jul 17

    All Ten: DPS now fingerprinting every driver at renewal

    All Ten: DPS now fingerprinting every driver at renewal
    Reversing a decade long policy implemented after the Texas House shot down the idea in 2003, the Texas Department of Public Safety earlier this year began taking all ten fingerprints of drivers when they apply for a license or a renewal.…
  • Jul 17

    Immigrants (still) arrested at very low rate

    Immigrants (still) arrested at very low rate
    A reporter pointed me to this page on the Texas DPS website titled "Texas Criminal Alien Arrest Data" posting material that Col. Steve McCraw has been using to promote the state's beefed up border strategy. Check it out.The data, though, lack…
Rank this Week: 134

Technology Liberation Front

Technology Liberation Front

Focused on keeping politician's hands off the 'net and everything else related to technology.

http://techliberation.com
  • Jul 17

    New York’s financial regulator releases a draft of ‘BitLicense’ for Bitcoin businesses. Here are my initial thoughts.

    New York’s financial regulator releases a draft of ‘BitLicense’ for Bitcoin businesses. Here are my initial thoughts.
    Today the New York Department of Financial Services released a proposed framework for licensing and regulating virtual currency businesses. Their “BitLicense” proposal [PDF] is the culmination of a yearlong process that included…
  • Jun 26

    SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Freedom and Privacy in Key Ruling

    SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Freedom and Privacy in Key Ruling
    Yesterday, June 25, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two important opinions that advance free markets and free people in Riley v. California and ABC v. Aereo. I’ll soon have more to say about the latter case, Aereo, in which my…
  • Jun 17

    Muddling Through: How We Learn to Cope with Technological Change

    Muddling Through: How We Learn to Cope with Technological Change
    How is it that we humans have again and again figured out how to assimilate new technologies into our lives despite how much those technologies “unsettled” so many well-established personal, social, cultural, and legal norms? In…
Rank this Week: 143

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 161

Specialty Insurance Blog

Specialty Insurance Blog

Offers news and commentary on specialty insurance, risk management and private equity, with an emphasis on professional liability and entrepreneurship. By Tennant Risk Services.

http://specialtyinsurance.typepad.com/specialty_insurance_blog/
  • Jul 15

    Healthcare & Cyber Risk Insurance

    Healthcare & Cyber Risk Insurance
    All types of healthcare providers are at increased risk of data breach and should have comprehensive Cyber Risk Insurance. The FBI has issued warnings to the healthcare sector: Cyber actors will likely increase cyber intrusions against…
  • Jun 24

    Corporate Forms for Insurance Agents & Broker

    Corporate Forms for Insurance Agents & Broker
    We previously discussed corporate forms for insurance agents & brokers a few years ago in Corporate Forms for Insurance Businesses, and would like to add a simple summary of the different choices – see here. It appears unlikely that…
  • Jun 10

    Real Estate – Cyber Fraud Threat

    Real Estate – Cyber Fraud Threat
    Real estate firms, including real estate, title and escrow agents, are targets of Cyber fraud and should have Cyber Risk Insurance. As noted by KrebsonSecurity (see here), real estate and title agents are being warned of a new fraud scheme:…
Rank this Week: 129

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
  • Jul 10

    CNKI Beijing site scheduled maintenance 12 July 0-6 A.M.

    CNKI Beijing site scheduled maintenance 12 July 0-6 A.M.
    Due to system maintenance, the download function on the CNKI Beijing site will be suspended during 0-6 AM on 12th July, Saturday. Readers can still search and access the abstracts but they will not be able to download any full-text during…
  • Jun 24

    BioOne Website Scheduled Maintenance June 28, 2014

    BioOne Website Scheduled Maintenance June 28, 2014
    BioOne website will be undergoing maintenance starting June 28, 2014. Scheduled downtime will begin at 9:30 a.m. and may last up to 4 hours. During this time content and services on bioone.org will be unavailable. addthis_url =…
  • Jun 23

    Taylor & Francis Online unavailable Saturday 28th June 9:30-11:30

    Taylor & Francis Online unavailable Saturday 28th June 9:30-11:30
    Taylor & Francis Online will be unavailable during Saturday 28th June 09:30-11:30 due to scheduled database maintenance by their partner, Atypon. addthis_url = 'http%3A%2F%2Fobelix.lib.hku.hk%2Fcdblog%2F%3Fp%3D17027'; …
Rank this Week: 150

Law Offices of Scott David Stewart…

Law Offices of Scott David Stewart Blog

Covers divorce and family law.

http://www.arizonalawgroup.com/Legal-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 7

    How Child Support Is Determined in Arizona

    How Child Support Is Determined in Arizona
    Child support is usually paid by the noncustodial parent. If parents share custody after divorce, the court usually chooses the parent with the larger income to pay child support. Child support agreements differ from case to case and depend…
  • Jun 30

    Do I Have to Take the Field Sobriety Tests?

    Do I Have to Take the Field Sobriety Tests?
    Standardized field sobriety tests or "SFSTs" are used by law enforcement to ascertain whether a driver is intoxicated. All law enforcement agencies throughout the nation have to abide by the same standard of field sobriety testing set by the…
  • Feb 11

    An Overview of Arizona's DUI Law

    An Overview of Arizona's DUI Law
    In the state of Arizona, there are three major drunk driving statutes: Title 28-1381 – Driving Under the Influence Title 28-1382 – Extreme / Super Extreme DUI Title 28-1383 – Aggravated Driving Under the Influence Title…
Rank this Week: 147

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Covers common problems encountered by residents and their families aat nursing homes and assisted living facilities. By Jonathan Rosenfeld.

http://www.nursinghomesabuseblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Memory Care Facilities Emerging Specialty In Senior Care Industry

    Memory Care Facilities Emerging Specialty In Senior Care Industry
    As work continues on a 23,000-square-foot memory care center in Weston Wisconsin, it is important to remember that this is just one of the many facilities currently being built throughout the country. Because of the increased number of people…
  • Jun 23

    Mealtimes Turn Dangerous In Senior Care Facilitie

    Mealtimes Turn Dangerous In Senior Care Facilitie
    The Rookery home in Walcott found out that mealtimes could in fact be dangerous – and in this case even fatal. Paul Relton had a specific care plan that specified that he required one-to-one supervision when he was eating. His food also…
  • Jun 16

    Reports From Nursing Home Inspections Frequently Lag Behind

    Reports From Nursing Home Inspections Frequently Lag Behind
    When Mary Chiu discovered the bedsores that her 85-year old mother was struggling with, she was shocked to say the least. Her mother suffered bedsores on her big toe, heel, left leg, and the one on her backside was deep enough to where it…
Rank this Week: 139

InvestorLawyers.net

InvestorLawyers.net

Covers the right to recover money from dishonest stockbrokers and investment advisers.

http://www.investorlawyers.net/blog/
  • Jun 23

    Investor Files FINRA Arbitration Claim Against First Allied Regarding Private Equitie

    Investor Files FINRA Arbitration Claim Against First Allied Regarding Private Equitie
    Stockbroker arbitration lawyers are looking into accusations made against First Allied Securities, Inc. and broker Rami Yahalom regarding risky investments in AE Luxtera Investments II, LLC, a private technology start-up company. According to…
  • Jun 18

    FINRA Bars Wade James Lawrence from Financial Industry

    FINRA Bars Wade James Lawrence from Financial Industry
    Recently, Wade James Lawrence was barred from the financial industry by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Investors’ rights lawyers are exploring accusations made against Lawrence regarding misappropriation of funds…
  • Jun 16

    Ameriprise Told to Pay $1.17 Million to Elderly Couple after Unsuitable Real Estate Investment

    Ameriprise Told to Pay $1.17 Million to Elderly Couple after Unsuitable Real Estate Investment
    Investors’ rights lawyers are advising senior investors to stay alert when looking at potential investment opportunities.  Recently,  a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) panel entered an arbitration award in…
Rank this Week: 135

Sharesleuth.com

Sharesleuth.com

Offers investigative reporting aimed at exposing securities fraud. By Chris Carey.

http://sharesleuth.com/
Rank this Week: 160

First4Lawyers News

First4Lawyers News

Features UK-centric legal news, with a focus on personal injury and medical negligence.

http://www.first4lawyers.com/news/
  • May 23

    How much can soap stars claim?

    How much can soap stars claim?
    Living in a soap opera has never been an easy ride, but none more so than today. Not only is there a good chance that you live a fairly downtrodden existence filled with daily misery and woe, but you’re far more likely to be involved in…
  • Feb 17

    Stay safe on the road in the wind

    Stay safe on the road in the wind
    FACT: Bad weather causes accidents. Whether it is snow, floods, fog or strong winds then it is always wise to avoid driving wherever possible in extreme weather. Accident claims specialists First4lawyers have produced a short guide to make…
  • Feb 17

    Surge in weather related injuries expected as ‘red weather warning’ issued

    Surge in weather related injuries expected as ‘red weather warning’ issued
    Falling trees, toppled signs, flying debris, trips and slips are set to drive an increase in personal injury claims as 100 mph storms batter Britain, warn personal injury specialists First4lawyers. Storm damage can have a devastating impact…
Rank this Week: 145

Law Library Letter

Law Library Letter

Summaries of recent Wyoming Supreme Court decisions and law library information. From the Wyoming State Law Library.

http://wyolawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • May 14

    Summary 2014 WY 62

    Summary 2014 WY 62
    Summary of Decision May 14, 2014Justice Fox delivered the opinion of the Court. Reversed.Case Name: LEEKS CANYON RANCH, LLC, a Wyoming limited liability company; LEEKS CANYON, LLC, a Wyoming limited liability company; ELIZABETH LOCKHART and…
  • May 14

    Summary 2014 WY 61

    Summary 2014 WY 61
    Summary of Decision May 12, 2014Justice Davis delivered the opinion for the court. Affirmed. Case Name: IN THE MATTER OF THE WORKER’S COMPENSATION CLAIM OF: CHRISTINA S. HIRSCH, AN EMPLOYEE OF BORDER FOODS, INC. v. STATE OF WYOMING…
  • May 8

    Summary 2014 WY 60

    Summary 2014 WY 60
    Summary of Decision May 8, 2014Justice Fox delivered the opinion of the Court. Affirmed.Case Name: GILBERT ORTIZ, JR. v. THE STATE OF WYOMINGDocket Number: S-13-0127URL: http://www.courts.state.wy.us/Opinions.aspxAppeal from the District…
Rank this Week: 164

Product Liability Law Blog

Product Liability Law Blog

Covers defective product topics such as auto recalls, automotive product liability, defective seatbelt and restraint systems, electrical product defects, and toxic tort/environmental cases. By The Gilbert Law Group

http://productliabilitylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 155

The Divorce Blog

The Divorce Blog

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

http://www.totaldivorce.com/blog
  • Mar 7

    Amanda Sheppard Divorces Bryan Ferry

    Amanda Sheppard Divorces Bryan Ferry
    By Mary Ann Gorman After being married for a bit over 2 years, Amanda Sheppard, 31, filed divorce paperwork on the grounds that Bryan Ferry, 68, has continuously unreasonable behavior. District Judge Gibson solidified the couples’…
  • Jan 24

    Divorce Finalized for Jane Lynch

    Divorce Finalized for Jane Lynch
    By Mary Ann Gorman Jane Lynch and her now ex-wife, Dr. Lara Embry, have finalized the divorce they filed for in July (2013). The reason for divorce was cited as “irreconcilable differences” but the two remain…
  • Dec 13

    Utah Divorce Class Proposal

    Utah Divorce Class Proposal
    By Mary Ann Gorman For parents going through a divorce, Utah currently has a state mandated, in-person, divorce orientation course. The belief of many is that when someone files for divorce, divorce is inevitable. The belief of some is that…
Rank this Week: 148

Oklahoma Law Blog

Oklahoma Law Blog

Covers Oklahoma personal injury and other legal topics. By Atkins and Markoff.

http://www.atkinsandmarkoff.com/Legal-Blog.aspx
  • Mar 6

    Testosterone Supplements/Low-T Drugs Could Cause Heart Event

    Testosterone Supplements/Low-T Drugs Could Cause Heart Event
    Recent studies indicate that testosterone supplements or "low-T" drugs, as they're often called, could be linked to serious heart events in men such as heart attack and stroke. Some bodies of research indicate that the risk is significant…
  • Feb 24

    Are E-Cigarettes Safe? Why Some Are Moving to Ban Them.

    Are E-Cigarettes Safe? Why Some Are Moving to Ban Them.
    Electronic cigarettes or "e-cigarettes" have risen to popularity within the last few years, although early forms of e-cigarettes date back to 1963. These devices have become so commonplace that it would not be surprising to sit next to…
  • Feb 3

    Philip Seymour Hoffman Dies at Age 46 of Apparent Heroin Overdose

    Philip Seymour Hoffman Dies at Age 46 of Apparent Heroin Overdose
    While the official cause of death cannot be confirmed until a full autopsy is performed, Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an apparent heroin overdose. He was found dead in his West Village apartment with 50 bags of heroin,…
Rank this Week: 163

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Covers Social Security disability law and special needs trusts. By Sheri R. Abrams.

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
Rank this Week: 152

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

Covers international extradition and transnational criminal defense. By McNabb Associates.

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
  • Dec 10

    “Extradited Briton Babar Ahmad admits terrorism offences”

    “Extradited Briton Babar Ahmad admits terrorism offences”
    BBC on December 10, 2013 released the following: By: Dominic Casciani “A British man who spent eight years fighting extradition to the US has pleaded guilty to terrorism charges. Babar Ahmad, 39, from south London, admitted conspiracy…
  • Oct 3

    “Alleged Al-Qaeda Member Extradited to U.S. to Face Charges in Terrorism Conspiracy”

    “Alleged Al-Qaeda Member Extradited to U.S. to Face Charges in Terrorism Conspiracy”
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on October 3, 2013 released the following: “Defendant and Others Planned Suicide Bomb Attack Against Americans in Europe WASHINGTON— Nizar Trabelsi, a Tunisian national, has been…
  • Oct 3

    “Tunisian Nizar Trabelsi extradited to US on terror charges”

    “Tunisian Nizar Trabelsi extradited to US on terror charges”
    BBC on October 3, 2013 released the following: “A Tunisian man jailed in Belgium in 2003 for planning to attack a Nato air base has been extradited to the US to face further charges. Nizar Trabelsi faces several charges linked to the…
Rank this Week: 166

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

Covers patent, copyright, trademark and Internet related legal issues. By Patent Attorney Brett Trout.

http://blawgit.com
  • Dec 9

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”
    Five Years Running For the fifth year in a row, Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the annual edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. For 2014, Mr. Trout has been selected for inclusion in the area of Patent…
  • Jun 10

    The Right of Publicity

    The Right of Publicity
    Hey, That’s Me! You spend months working on your cosplay outfit, and it turns out perfect. You are the hit of the con, with everyone taking your picture. Then, all of a sudden, you see you and your outfit on all kinds of merchandise,…
  • Feb 1

    What is the Difference Between ™, ®, and ©?

    What is the Difference Between ™, ®, and ©?
    You see these symbols every day, but what do they mean? Here is a handy guide to help you understand the difference between ™, ®, and ©. ™ ™ stand for “trademark.” When you see a ™ next to a word,…
Rank this Week: 156

Carolina Blawg

Carolina Blawg

By the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law Library.

http://blogs.law.unc.edu/library/
  • Oct 31

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  • Jun 22

    eBooks in the Law Library

    eBooks in the Law Library
    There are many eBooks in the campus libraries about law. Try doing an advanced search and specify format = eBook. Here are the results of a search for subject=law and format=eBook.
  • Jun 8

    Additional translations of foreign penal codes - now on HeinOnline

    Additional translations of foreign penal codes - now on HeinOnline
    HeinOnline has added the American Series of Foreign Penal Codes to is Foreign and International Law Resources database. The newly added 32 volumes provide "accurate English translations of important Penal Codes of foreign countries." Each…
Rank this Week: 141

AZ Bankruptcy Blog

AZ Bankruptcy Blog

Focused on Chapter 7 bankruptcy. By Joseph C. McDaniel.

http://www.arizonabankruptcyblog.info/
  • Nov 29

    Important Bankruptcy Recap: Don't Bank where you owe Money!

    Important Bankruptcy Recap: Don't Bank where you owe Money!
    We tell clients this repeatedly. Why mention this? It's simple: If a creditor (like a bank, for instance) has direct access to your bank account (as banks often do), then you can consider your checking balance dumped into the rancor pit as…
  • Nov 18

    Jefferson County sets records in Chapter 9 Bankruptcy

    Jefferson County sets records in Chapter 9 Bankruptcy
    Jefferson County is suffering, a roughly four billion dollar debt they cannot pay is forcing them to take the road many other cities are already debating: Chapter 9 Bankruptcy.
  • Nov 8

    Occupation of Phoenix not going so smoothly

    Occupation of Phoenix not going so smoothly
    Wandering around downtown I came across the fabled Occupy Phoenix movement. It's not going as awkwardly as elsewhere, but it's clearly having issues of its own as a group.
Rank this Week: 146

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers bad faith, duty to defend, duty to indemnify, liability policies, reimbursement of legal fees and subrogation. By Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue.

http://www.insurancecoverageblog.com/
  • May 25

    Memorial Day 2009

    Memorial Day 2009
    I first ran the post below for Memorial Day in 2006 as a tribute to my Dad, who served as a soldier during World War II.  This is the fourth straight year for this post, and I'll continue to run it every year. 
  • Mar 19

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone
    For those who remember the heady Katrina litigation days of the Ride of the Rigsbys -- appearing on ABC's 20/20, acclaimed as alleged whistleblowers -- these times are very different for the sisters. They've slipped in the…
  • Mar 16

    Insurance Person of the Year

    Insurance Person of the Year
    Nothing like giving the readers a lot of advance notice before an ultra-high stakes award like this is finalized, right? I'm a bit tardy on this, but hey, it's not like I'm on the advisory board of the Insurance Law Center and might have…
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CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Jul 25

    Tillipman on Gifts, Hospitality & the Government Contractor

    Tillipman on Gifts, Hospitality & the Government Contractor
    Jessica Tillipman (The George Washington University Law School) has posted Gifts, Hospitality & the Government Contractor on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The government procurement process demands the highest commitment to ethical and…
  • Jul 25

    "President Barack Obama to issue executive order on drone privacy"

    "President Barack Obama to issue executive order on drone privacy"
    FourthAmendment.com links to and excerpts this piece from Politico.
  • Jul 25

    Bowden et al. on Cross-Examining Vulnerable Witnesse

    Bowden et al. on Cross-Examining Vulnerable Witnesse
    Phoebe Bowden , Terese Henning and David Plater (University of South Australia - School of Law , University of South Australia - School of Law and University of South Australia - School of Law) have posted Balancing Fairness to Victims,...
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Practical Academic

Practical Academic

Covers the developments in arbitration and contract law in India and elsewhere.

http://www.practicalacademic.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Call for Papers: NLSIR

    Call for Papers: NLSIR
    Call for papers from NLSIR :Call for Submissions - National Law School of India Review, Vol. 27(1)The National Law School of India Review is now accepting submissions for its upcoming issue - Volume 27(1). The National Law School of…
  • Jul 20

    PSC Awards: Selan Exploration v MoPNG

    PSC Awards: Selan Exploration v MoPNG
    We bring to readers certain arbitral awards which have been rendered under the Production Sharing Contracts between the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and the Contractor(s). The purpose of doing so is to bring these awards to the…
  • Jul 16

    Bangladesh India Arbitral Award: HSF & The Tribune Summary

    Bangladesh India Arbitral Award: HSF & The Tribune Summary
    Herbert Smith Freehills' Dispute Resolution team has come up with a summary of the Arbitral Award in the Bangladesh India maritime dispute over the Bay of Bengal. The summary can be read from this link. The summary of the award as it…
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Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

Discusses issues of media law and responsibility with a special focus on libel and privacy law and the balance between the two.

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 207

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

Covers Indiana law, as well as interesting developments in law and government. By Marcia Oddi.

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 225

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Jul 25

    Alice v. CLS Reality: PTO Pulling Back Notices of Allowance

    Alice v. CLS Reality: PTO Pulling Back Notices of Allowance
    Over the last several days I have heard of an alarming trend from the United States Patent and Trademark Office — Patent Examiners are canceling Notices of Allowance and yanking previously granted claims back into prosecution while…
  • Jul 25

    Ignorance Is Not Bliss: Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International*

    Ignorance Is Not Bliss: Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International*
    With the Supreme Court’s most recent foray into the patent-eligibility world in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, we now have a complete and utter disaster as to what data processing claims can (or more unfortunately cannot)…
  • Jul 24

    A Patent History of Filmmaking

    A Patent History of Filmmaking
    The history of film is a long one that, by some accounts, extends as far back as the early 1700s and the discovery by German physicist Johann Heinrich Schulze that silver salts react to light exposure by becoming darker in color. By the late…
Rank this Week: 196

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

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

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Daubert v. Lindsay USD (9th Cir. - July 25, 2014)

    Daubert v. Lindsay USD (9th Cir. - July 25, 2014)
    I was wondering when I read the caption of this opinion where the Lindsay Unified School District was located.  I had never before heard of it.  But Judge Milan Smith anticipates my curiosity and tells me in the first couple of…
  • Jul 25

    In Re J.G. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 25, 2014)

    In Re J.G. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 25, 2014)
    I guess I can buy the officer's testimony that he decided to drive his car over to talk to 15-year old J.G. -- who was walking across a parking lot towards his brother, D.G. -- for absolutely no reason, merely because he "stops and talks to…
  • Jul 24

    People v. Boyce (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 24, 2014)

    People v. Boyce (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 24, 2014)
    I don't think I need to tell you what sentence the jury returned for this offense:"Shayne York and his fiancée, Jennifer Parish, were both Los Angeles County deputy sheriffs. On August 14, 1997, they were planning a trip to Las Vegas…
Rank this Week: 178

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Jul 25

    US Supreme Court Review: Bond v. United State

    US Supreme Court Review: Bond v. United State
    (This is another post in our series, Looking Back at the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 Term.) Continuing with this blog’s coverage of the recently concluded Supreme Court term, I’ll offer a few thoughts on the decision in Bond…
  • Jul 24

    Two-Thirds of Wisconsinites Support More Flexibility for Prisoner Release

    Two-Thirds of Wisconsinites Support More Flexibility for Prisoner Release
    In 1998, Wisconsin adopted what may have been the nation’s most rigid truth-in-sentencing law, eliminating parole across the board and declining to put into place any alternative system of back-end release flexibility, such as credits…
  • Jul 23

    The Rest of the Story

    The Rest of the Story
    The story will be the horse race. It always is. Governor Walker and likely Democratic challenger Mary Burke are in a dead heat.  But there are a couple of interesting subplots in the latest numbers from the Marquette Law School Poll.…
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ACSBlog

ACSBlog

Covers progressive law and policy issues, with a focus on constitutional issues. From the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog
  • Jul 25

    Recently on JudicialNominations.org—The Week of July 21

    Recently on JudicialNominations.org—The Week of July 21
    by Rebekah DeHavenOn Monday, the Senate voted 94-0 to confirm Julie Carnes to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.That same day, the Brennan Center for Justice released a report on court delays and unmanageable workloads in the…
  • Jul 25

    Federal Courts, Equitable Discretion, and the Continuing Problems with Lethal Injection

    Federal Courts, Equitable Discretion, and the Continuing Problems with Lethal Injection
    by Justin Marceau and Alan K. Chen. Marceau is an associate professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and a former public defender in Arizona. Chen is the William M. Beaney Memorial Research Chair and Professor of law at the…
  • Jul 24

    Life after Shelby County: Revisiting Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Life after Shelby County: Revisiting Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    by Franita Tolson, Betty T. Ferguson Professor of Voting Rights, Florida State University College of Law; Faculty Advisor, Florida State University College of Law ACS Student ChapterThe Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a landmark piece of…
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Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Jul 25

    You Say Poignant, I Say Depressing

    You Say Poignant, I Say Depressing
    As Anna points out, there are indeed moments of poignancy in the pari passu litigation, largely having to do with the fact that, days from a major sovereign default induced in no small part by their rulings, the US courts...
  • Jul 24

    Pari Passu Poignancy

    Pari Passu Poignancy
    It is too easy to miss poignant moments in the news avalanche of Argentina debt litigation. Here is one from Judge Griesa's monologue at the July 22 hearing: I can't remember whether it was 2010 or 2011, but thereabouts, the...
  • Jul 24

    Once More, With ... Something

    Once More, With ... Something
    So we are again treated to what has become an annual tradition: the analysis of Dodd-Frank on its anniversary. The Republicans trot out a report critical of the Act, and the Democrats defend it. Yawn. Actually, this year the Republican...
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CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jul 25

    “Operation Mis-Modification” Targets Foreclosure Relief Companie

    “Operation Mis-Modification” Targets Foreclosure Relief Companie
    Matthew A. MorrThe CFPB continues to ramp up its enforcement actions and its collaboration with state AG offices as part of the new “Operation Mis-Modification.” The CFPB, the FTC and fifteen states announced a series of lawsuits…
  • Jul 25

    CFPB expands HMDA reporting requirement

    CFPB expands HMDA reporting requirement
    Jared KellyThe CFPB issued a proposed rule amending Regulation C to expand data reporting requirements for mortgage industry participants. The proposed rule is 573 pages and our Mortgage Banking Group will analyze the proposal and work with…
  • Jul 24

    Industry trade groups seek more time to comment on CFPB proposal to disclose consumer complaint narrative

    Industry trade groups seek more time to comment on CFPB proposal to disclose consumer complaint narrative
    Barbara S. MishkinFive prominent industry trade groups have sent a letter to the CFPB asking for at least 90 days to comment on the CFPB’s proposal to expand the complaint data that it publicly discloses in its Consumer Complaint…
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Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Jul 25

    Colorado district court holds local government's fracking ban is preempted by state oil and gas law

    Colorado district court holds local government's fracking ban is preempted by state oil and gas law
    Yesterday, a Colorado district (trial) court found that the city of Longmont's ban on hydraulic fracturing and the storage and disposal of hydraulic fracturing waste in the city was invalid. The court held that the local government's…
  • Jul 25

    New voices coming to Land Use Prof Blog this fall!

    New voices coming to Land Use Prof Blog this fall!
    The editors of Land Use Prof Blog are delighted to announce that we have lined up a great group of scholars to guest blog for us this fall. Jessie, Matt, Jim and I will continue to blog away, as usual,...
  • Jul 24

    Levity, in solidarity with bar takers everywhere...

    Levity, in solidarity with bar takers everywhere...
    The bar exam is just under a week away in most jurisdictions. I saw one of my former students this morning, who shared this video with me. Worth a chuckle... [Note: the original is from the movie Downfall. See the...
Rank this Week: 175

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 25

    Updating Legal History on the Web: Last Call (and Plea for Syllabi Links)

    Updating Legal History on the Web: Last Call (and Plea for Syllabi Links)
    [We have the following from Edward J. Balleisen, Associate Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University, which follows up on an earlier post.]First, I want to thank the many individuals who have graciously sent in corrections and…
  • Jul 25

    Livingston's "Fascists and Jews of Italy"

    Livingston's "Fascists and Jews of Italy"
    Out recently from Cambridge University Press in the ASLH-sponsored book series, Studies in Legal History, is The Fascists and the Jews of Italy: Mussolini's Race Laws, 1938–1943, by Michael A. Livingston, Rutgers-Camden School of…
  • Jul 24

    Mossoff on Historical and Other Justifications for IP

    Mossoff on Historical and Other Justifications for IP
    Adam Mossoff, George Mason University School of Law, has posted the introduction to his Intellectual Property and Property Rights (Edward Elgar, 2013).  Here is the abstract:     This essay is the introductory chapter…
Rank this Week: 204

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 25

    Another Victory for Plain Text (and I Don’t Mean Font Style)

    Another Victory for Plain Text (and I Don’t Mean Font Style)
    Earlier this week, the Seventh Circuit rejected an attempt by the U.S. Department of Justice to rewrite a federal statute to suit the Executive Branch’s convenience.  In Bormes v. United States, No. 13-1602 (7th Cir. July 22,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 214

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Jul 25

    Celebrating National Parents' Day in 2014

    Celebrating National Parents' Day in 2014
    Did you know that this Sunday, July 27, 2014 marks National Parents' Day? While it may not be as popular as Father's Day or Mother's Day in the United States  yet, National Parents' Day has existed now since January of 1994 and takes…
  • Jul 25

    VIDEO: Cordell & Cordell News - July 25, 2014

    VIDEO: Cordell & Cordell News - July 25, 2014
    DadsDivorce, sponsor Cordell & Cordell law firm and sister site MensDivorce.com have teamed up to present a series of news round-up videos at the end of each week.In this week's news, Cordell & Cordell announced the installation…
  • Jul 23

    Obtaining Full Custody When Wife Leaves Home & Children

    Obtaining Full Custody When Wife Leaves Home & Children
    Question:My wife has decided that she will be leaving to go out of state and meet up with her boyfriend. She will be leaving our two sons and my stepson with me.We have now been living separately for nine months with no legal separationRead…
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