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Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Oct 24

    Empirical Suppositions in Supreme Court Decisions: Some Stray Thought

    Empirical Suppositions in Supreme Court Decisions: Some Stray Thought
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananProfessor Dorf's post yesterday, "Empirical Scholarship In and Around Constitutional Law," described an important new project (and an associated conference that is taking place today) that attempts to make…
  • Oct 23

    Empirical Scholarship In and Around Constitutional Law

    Empirical Scholarship In and Around Constitutional Law
    by Michael DorfToday and tomorrow I will be participating in a conference at the University of Chicago Law School called "Testing the Constitution." The core idea, as expressed in the draft paper of the organizers of the conference--Lee…
  • Oct 22

    Hobby Lobby Post-Mortem Part 12: Can a Federal Court Order a Federal Agency to Violate the Law? (Answer: Sometimes)

    Hobby Lobby Post-Mortem Part 12: Can a Federal Court Order a Federal Agency to Violate the Law? (Answer: Sometimes)
    by Michael Dorf In an informative post on Balkinization last week, Nelson Tebbe, Richard Schragger, and Micah Schwartzman (TSS) explain how a critical premise of the Supreme Court's decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby is being…
Rank this Week: 508

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

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

    Cal App: "There is no rational nexus, no less rough proportionality"

    Cal App: "There is no rational nexus, no less rough proportionality"
    We're tied up today and don't have time to do any analysis, so we post this without comment: Bowman v. California Coastal Comm'n, No. B243015 (Oct. 23, 2014), wherein the court held: In Kleiniecke v. Montecito Water District (1983) 147…
  • Oct 22

    Federal Court: San Francisco's Housing Exaction Violates Nollan-Dolan-Koontz

    Federal Court: San Francisco's Housing Exaction Violates Nollan-Dolan-Koontz
    It cost a lot to live in San Francisco, these days. A whole lot, whether you own, or rent. If you're a renter, however, you should hope and pray that your landlord wants out of the rental business. Because under a San Francisco ordinance,…
  • Oct 17

    ALI-CLE 2015 Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation & Condemnation 101 Agendas And Faculty Announced

    ALI-CLE 2015 Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation & Condemnation 101 Agendas And Faculty Announced
    If you haven't already, please mark you calendars: the agendas and faculty lists for the February 5-7, 2015 ALI-CLE eminent domain programs in San Francisco have been finalized. Registration is ongoing, and there's even a few more days left…
Rank this Week: 671

Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

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

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

    Without Failure To Warn, Other Claims Collapse

    Without Failure To Warn, Other Claims Collapse
    The key to appreciating the latest order granting summary judgment for the defense in the Ortho-Evra birth control patch MDL is to start with the order’s last paragraph:The Court has found that the Defendants provided adequate warnings…
  • Oct 23

    On “Right To Try” Legislation

    On “Right To Try” Legislation
    Since the beginning of 2014, five states that we know of have enacted what is called “Right to Try” statutes.  See Ariz. R.S.A. §36-1311 to -1314; Colo. R.S.A. §§25-45-101 to -108; La. R.S. §1300.381-386;…
  • Oct 23

    Daimler (Bauman) As a Removal Tool in Multi-Plaintiff Case

    Daimler (Bauman) As a Removal Tool in Multi-Plaintiff Case
    Here’s another guest post, by Richard Dean and Peter Reed of Tucker Ellis.  They describe a successful combination (what we might call a “one-two punch” if that phrase were not already taken) of lack of personal…
Rank this Week: 65

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas

Offers bio/pharma patent news. By Stephen Jenei.

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

    What is Intellectual Property? A Student Guide and Definition.

    What is Intellectual Property? A Student Guide and Definition.
    Innovate Product Design has created this infographic on “What is Intellectual Property? A Student Guide and Definition.” The infographic is intended to help people and students understand the importance of intellectual property…
  • Oct 10

    Master a Rapidly Shifting Patent Law Landscape

    Master a Rapidly Shifting Patent Law Landscape
    The Chisum Patent Academy is pleased to accept registrations for our next Advanced Patent Law seminar, to be held March 5-6, 2015. The venue is the award-winning 21C Museum Hotel in easily accessible and inexpensive Cincinnati, Ohio. The…
  • Oct 9

    IQPC’s Global Patent Strategies Summit

    IQPC’s Global Patent Strategies Summit
    Challenges abound with regards to litigation, outsourcing and monetization; and are currently increasing on a national and international level. It is essential to understand these issues in order to have an upper-hand in overcoming these…
Rank this Week: 389

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/
  • Oct 24

    'Evidence of things not seen' and other storie

    'Evidence of things not seen' and other storie
    Here are several items that haven't made it into individual blog posts this week but which deserve Grits readers attention:Another plea for Max SoffarAt the Texas Tribune, Barry Scheck joined the chorus of voices calling for the governor to…
  • Oct 22

    The case for punishing prosecutor misconduct

    The case for punishing prosecutor misconduct
    At Texas Monthly, Pam Colloff yesterday made "the case for punishing prosecutors who abuse their power," focusing on the Hannah Overton, Michael Morton and Anthony Graves cases. She also highlighted a case that's gotten less attention:Take…
  • Oct 21

    Poll: Harris DA's race in a 'dead heat'

    Poll: Harris DA's race in a 'dead heat'
    A new poll from KHOU-TV in Houston shows the Harris County DA's race is a "dead heat" between incumbent and Rick Perry-appointee Devon Anderson and Democratic challenger Kim Ogg, with an enormous swath of the electorate undecided (46%).That…
Rank this Week: 124

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

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

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Oct 24

    PBI's 21st Annual Auto Law Update CLE Seminar a Week Away

    PBI's 21st Annual Auto Law Update CLE Seminar a Week Away
    I will be presenting on the topic of "The Latest in Bad Faith" at the PBI's 21st Annual Auto Law Update CLE Seminar set to take place on October 31, 2014.  The program begins at noon.If interested in registering to attend the live…
  • Oct 24

    Subsequent Remedial Measures And Medical Expert's Opinion Precluded in Slip and Fall Case

    Subsequent Remedial Measures And Medical Expert's Opinion Precluded in Slip and Fall Case
    In its recent decision in the case of Hunter-McLeod v. Dollar General, No. 13-3113 (E.D. Pa. Sept. 16, 2014 DuBois, J.) (Memorandum and Opinion), the Eastern District Federal Court addressed the issues of subsequent remedial measures in a…
  • Oct 21

    Trivial Defect Doctrine Applied in Lycoming County Trip and Fall Case to Deny MSJ

    Trivial Defect Doctrine Applied in Lycoming County Trip and Fall Case to Deny MSJ
    In the case of Walker v. Community Action Realty, Inc., No. 13-00,418 (C.P. Lycoming Co. Oct. 13, 2014 Gray, J.), Judge Richard A. Gray of the Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas recently denied a Defendant’s Motion for Summary…
Rank this Week: 208

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

News and comments on securities law. By The Frankowski Firm, LLC

http://www.securitieslaw-blog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Ex-Rothstein Attorney Pleads Guilty To $2.4M Fraud

    Ex-Rothstein Attorney Pleads Guilty To $2.4M Fraud
    David Boden, an ex-Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler PA attorney pleaded guilty yesterday in a Florida federal court to one count of wire fraud in connection to Scott Rothstein’s $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme. Boden admitted that he played a role…
  • Oct 23

    Connecticut Financial Adviser Admits Securities Fraud

    Connecticut Financial Adviser Admits Securities Fraud
    Noah Myers, a financial adviser from Lyme, Connecticut, pleaded guilty in federal court this week to defrauding a number of his client through what is called a “cherry-picking” securities fraud. Myers waived his right to…
  • Oct 22

    Should The SEC Update Its Definition Of Accredited Investors?

    Should The SEC Update Its Definition Of Accredited Investors?
    Currently, the SEC defines an accredited investor a someone who either has an income of at least $200,000 ($300,000 for couples) or a net worth of at least $1 million, without including the individual or couple’s primary residence. Some…
Rank this Week: 739

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 125

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 24

    Motorcyclist Cited for Running Red Light following Chicago Crash

    Motorcyclist Cited for Running Red Light following Chicago Crash
    One driver or motorist can affect the safety of all those in the same area, whether they are in the same vehicle, a different vehicle, on a bicycle, or even walking as a pedestrian. Unlike some activities of daily life, driving or riding in a…
  • Oct 23

    At Least 2 Hurt in Car Accident at Intersection

    At Least 2 Hurt in Car Accident at Intersection
    Teenagers learning to drive across the nation are instructed in defensive driving techniques, or a set of skills that will help motorists avoid a crash due to actions beyond their control. An inattentive driver, an early collision, or a…
  • Oct 22

    Pedestrian Safety during Halloween Trick-or-Treat

    Pedestrian Safety during Halloween Trick-or-Treat
    Neighborhoods in the Chicago area are sporting pumpkins, gourds, and ghoulish decor, indicating that Halloween is just over a week away. While Halloween may be a time-honored tradition among American children, it is not always a safe day for…
Rank this Week: 414

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    Post-Fact Discovery Amendments to Infringement and Invalidity Contentions Stricken

    Post-Fact Discovery Amendments to Infringement and Invalidity Contentions Stricken
    The court granted defendant's motion to strike plaintiff's amended infringement and invalidity contentions served after the close of discovery. "[Plaintiff] cannot avoid the boundaries of its timely infringement contentions by not disclosing…
  • Oct 23

    Domestic Contract For Foreign Manufacture and Delivery Not An Infringing Act

    Domestic Contract For Foreign Manufacture and Delivery Not An Infringing Act
    The court granted defendants' motion for summary judgment of noninfringement of plaintiff's image sensor patents because the accused wafers were not sold in the U.S. "[A]t most, the evidence shows that [defendants'] entities engaged in…
  • Oct 22

    Conflicting Claim Constructions by District Court and PTAB No Basis for Interlocutory Appeal

    Conflicting Claim Constructions by District Court and PTAB No Basis for Interlocutory Appeal
    The court denied plaintiff's motion to certify for interlocutory appeal the court's claim construction where the PTAB construed certain claim terms differently. "In this case, there have been different decisions on the same contested issue by…
Rank this Week: 444

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 24

    This just in: The Photography Law Handbook

    This just in: The Photography Law Handbook
    Are you interested in photography and law?  If yes, then The Photography Law Handbook is for you! Photography law is constantly changing with evolving technology that increases options for how a photo is taken or viewed.  The…
  • Oct 23

    Law Student Essay Competition $$$$$

    Law Student Essay Competition $$$$$
    The Canadian American Bar Association is hosting a competition isopen to all students currently enrolled in law school in the United States or Canada. You can find the complete guidelines and details for the competition by clicking here: 2014…
  • Oct 23

    First Things First: Drafting Preliminary Statement

    First Things First: Drafting Preliminary Statement
    When drafting a brief, you naturally want to make the strongest positive first impression possible. In terms of brief writing structure, you address this goal in the preliminary statement. A forthcoming article in the Seton Hall Law Review…
Rank this Week: 448

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

Features case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Sixth Circuit.

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    On issue preservation and non-guideline sentence

    On issue preservation and non-guideline sentence
    In United States v. Sherer, et. al (found here), a bank robbery case, the Sixth Circuit recently reminded folks how to properly preserve several issues, and also more extensively addressed variances based on mathematical accidents within the…
  • Oct 14

    Court limits "use" a firearm in connection with another felony

    Court limits "use" a firearm in connection with another felony
    In United States v. Norris, the Court remanded for resentencing with instructions to eliminate a enhancement for "using" a firearm in connection with another felony offense.  In Norris, the defendant plead guilty to selling a firearm to…
  • Sep 23

    The Guidelines mean what they say and say what they mean (and, how to preserve your issue)

    The Guidelines mean what they say and say what they mean (and, how to preserve your issue)
    Yesterday, in United States v. Snelling, No. 12-4288, the Sixth Circuit affirmed USSG § 2B1.1(B)(1) and its commentary actually mean what is written. The case concerned a Ponzi scheme that took in almost $9 million, but also paid out…
Rank this Week: 844

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

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

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, October 24, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, October 24, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, October 24, 2014:Employee awarded $65,000 for loss of pension | Canadian Employment Law Today‘Highly troubling’: US Justice Dept. slams local officials over…
  • Oct 23

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, October 23, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, October 23, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, October 23, 2014:Slava Voynov's lawyer says Kings defenceman 'never hit the woman' - Toronto Sun Toronto lawyer to be sentenced for fraud | Toronto & GTA |…
  • Oct 23

    The Ultimate Guide to Being a Mobile Road Warrior

    The Ultimate Guide to Being a Mobile Road Warrior
    Today is the OBA TECHxpo at Toronto. My good friend Bob Tarantino and I will be presenting "The Ultimate Guide to Being a Mobile Road Warrior:"With the right tools you can work on anything, anywhere, anytime. Come to this session to…
Rank this Week: 118

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

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

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    11th Circuit "emergency" over

    11th Circuit "emergency" over
    On October 17, the 11th Circuit, per Chief Judge Carnes, issued an order putting an end to the emergency order that allowed cases to be decided by panels with only one active 11th Circuit judge.  Now we are back to at least 2 11th…
  • Oct 22

    Judge Gold formally retire

    Judge Gold formally retire
    The blog reported back in August the sad news that Judge Gold was formally retiring this month and that he would close his chambers and take inactive status.  John Pacenti of the Daily Business Review covered the story last week and…
  • Oct 21

    Supreme Court oral argument should be televised

    Supreme Court oral argument should be televised
    John Oliver is so good:
Rank this Week: 97

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

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

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Oct 24

    Important Warning From a Millionaire Trader

    Important Warning From a Millionaire Trader
    Recent market volatility can make traders wealthy or poor.  You need to be prepared for more turbulent times – and learn how to profit from them. Learn how to make more in one day of trading stocks, than most people do in…
  • Oct 21

    From Parent’s Basement to Millionaire

    From Parent’s Basement to Millionaire
    When Tim Grittani was sitting in his parents basement starting to trade with his puny $1,500 trading account do you think he had any idea would be a millionaire trader just three years later? I doubt it. Before you have that kind of success…
  • Oct 20

    The #1 Sign You’ll Succeed as a Stock Trader

    The #1 Sign You’ll Succeed as a Stock Trader
    Do you know what the #1 sign whether you’ll succeed big or not as a stock trader is? Tim Sykes is one of the few traders to BOTH turn $12,415 into $1.65 million in 4 years himself AND mentor two other traders who became millionaires…
Rank this Week: 34

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

Covers False Claims Act and related statutes. By Ben Vernia.

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 292

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Oct 24

    ANNUAL FEDERAL JUDGES’ RECEPTION — November 6, 5-8 p.m.

    ANNUAL FEDERAL JUDGES’ RECEPTION — November 6, 5-8 p.m.
    The New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association requests your presence at its annual tribute honoring the federal judiciary’s contribution to our community.  Thursday, November 6, 2014 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Federal Ballroom…
  • Oct 22

    Fall 2014 Edition of the Advocate

    Fall 2014 Edition of the Advocate
    Click here to view the Fall 2014 Edition of the Advocate. The post Fall 2014 Edition of the Advocate appeared first on New Orleans Federal Bar Association.
  • Oct 20

    Lunch With the Court — Magistrate Judge Michael North (Oct. 30)

    Lunch With the Court — Magistrate Judge Michael North (Oct. 30)
    The next Lunch With the Court will be with Magistrate Judge Michael North of the Eastern District of Louisiana.   The lunch, which is arranged by the Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association, is open to FBA members at…
Rank this Week: 802

Un blog pour l'information…

Un blog pour l'information juridique

By Emmanuel Barthe.

http://www.precisement.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 762

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

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

http://www.disputingblog.com/
Rank this Week: 416

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Oct 24

    Whistleblowers Recover $398 Million For U.S. Taxpayer

    Whistleblowers Recover $398 Million For U.S. Taxpayer
    The False Claims Act is widely acknowledged as the most important tool for uncovering fraud.  The majority of fraud cases filed by the government are triggered by whistleblower disclosures.  Recent press releases from the Department…
  • Oct 23

    DOJ Releases Report on FBI Whistleblower Protection

    DOJ Releases Report on FBI Whistleblower Protection
    Yesterday, Senators Chuck Grassley and Ron Wyden expressed optimism that Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) whistleblowers may receive better protection under new guidelines outlined in a proposal to President Barack Obama.  The…
  • Oct 22

    NWC Fights Back Chamber of Commerce/KBR Attack on Whistleblowers at Supreme Court

    NWC Fights Back Chamber of Commerce/KBR Attack on Whistleblowers at Supreme Court
    Washington, D.C. October 22, 2014. Yesterday, the National Whistleblower Center filed a “friend of court” brief in Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Carter before the U.S. Supreme…
Rank this Week: 248

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Oct 24

    Reenvisioning DRR as a Two-Stage Interpretive Tool for Determining the Testator’s Probable Intent

    Reenvisioning DRR as a Two-Stage Interpretive Tool for Determining the Testator’s Probable Intent
    Richard F. Storrow, Dependent Relative Revocation: Presumption or Probability?, 48 Real Prop. Tr. & Est. L.J. 497 (2014), available at SSRN.Michael YuProfessor Richard F. Storrow’s comprehensive article about the doctrine…
  • Oct 22

    Tort Liability as Compensation

    Tort Liability as Compensation
    Mark Gesitfeld, Compensation as a Tort Norm, in Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (John Oberdiek ed., 2014).Gregory KeatingFor more than a decade, Mark Geistfeld has been developing an original and sophisticated theory of…
  • Oct 21

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Nonmonetary Tax Penaltie

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Nonmonetary Tax Penaltie
    Joshua D. Blank, Collateral Compliance, 162 U. Pa. L. Rev. 719 (2014).Kristin HickmanMonetary penalties for noncompliance are a routine feature of the tax laws. The tax literature includes extensive debate over different ways of structuring…
Rank this Week: 294

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 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…
  • Oct 16

    Louis Menand on Copyright and Why We Can Survive Without “Motown”

    Louis Menand on Copyright and Why We Can Survive Without “Motown”
    The copyright argument is not really a philosophical battle, but rather a battle between interest groups. This, Louis Menand argues, is really what drives us to blog about and argue over piracy, appropriation, court opinions, and anything and…
Rank this Week: 589

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Oct 24

    What Are Veterans Benefits?

    What Are Veterans Benefits?
    Veterans benefits are given to veterans who have a disability that occurred or was made worse during their military service.  This compensation comes from the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) office and can be given to a veteran…
  • Oct 23

    Ebola Outbreak: Could cruise passengers be in danger?

    Ebola Outbreak: Could cruise passengers be in danger?
    Lately the news has been flooded with facts and information on the outbreak of the Ebola virus. The Ebola virus affects some animals as well as humans and is spread through body fluids and mucus. The virus can be highly infectious if not…
  • Oct 22

    2014 National Teen Driver Safety Week: October 19-25

    2014 National Teen Driver Safety Week: October 19-25
    Parents need to talk to first-time drivers. Sadly, surveys show that only 25% of parents take the time to talk with their new drivers about the dangers of driving.The 2014 – 2015 school year is fully underway. As such, we are seeing an…
Rank this Week: 705

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

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

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

    Muskegon Family Care Settles ULP

    Muskegon Family Care Settles ULP
    Earlier this week, Muskegon Family Care settled several unfair labor practice charges filed by the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) after Muskegon terminated four employees earlier this year.  While…
  • Oct 23

    ALJ Nixes Another Arbitration Agreement

    ALJ Nixes Another Arbitration Agreement
    Earlier this week, a National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge held that Ross Stores Inc. violated the National Labor Relations Act by maintaining an unlawful arbitration agreement.  In pertinent part, Judge Pollack ruled…
  • Oct 22

    FairPoint Strikers Accused Of Illegal Tactic

    FairPoint Strikers Accused Of Illegal Tactic
    Earlier this week, FairPoint Communications officials located in northern New England accused its striking workers of not playing fair.  The more than 1,700 striking employees, represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA)…
Rank this Week: 334

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical licensing, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse. By Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm.

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

    Jury Finds for J&J DePuy In Texas Pinnacle Hip Trial

    Jury Finds for J&J DePuy In Texas Pinnacle Hip Trial
    Johnson & Johnson was found not liable for personal injuries and product liability by a Texas jury in the first case to go to trial. Jury Found For Johnson & Johnson DePuy The Dallas federal jury ruled unanimously against the…
  • Oct 21

    Metal on Metal Defective Hip Metallosis Settlement Update

    Metal on Metal Defective Hip Metallosis Settlement Update
    The slow moving train wreck that we call the Metal on Metal Hip debacle continues to grind on. For the thousands of patients who were promised the latest and greatest hip technology but instead were sold a pile of scrap metal, and the…
  • Oct 18

    Levaquin Peripheral Neuropathy Lawsuits Heat Up

    Levaquin Peripheral Neuropathy Lawsuits Heat Up
    Johnson & Johnson faces the first product liability personal injury lawsuit over side effects of Levaquin that caused peripheral neuropathy for Karyn Grossman, from Maryland. According to Grossman, she developed the severe and often…
Rank this Week: 252

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 748

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, October 24, 2014

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, October 24, 2014
    MVP Law Group, P.A. makes available the information and materials in this forum for informational purposes only. The information is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice or any contractual obligations. Further, the use of…
  • Oct 23

    H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 10/10/14

    H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 10/10/14
    The H-2B non-agricultural temporary worker program allows U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs. The H-2B cap limit for first half of FY 2015 (October 1 - March 31) is 33,000.…
  • Oct 22

    BALCA on Familial Relationship between Alien and Employer

    BALCA on Familial Relationship between Alien and Employer
    The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) recently overturned the decision of a Certifying Officer (CO) to deny labor certification for the position of “Forman.” Upon evaluating an Employer’s Application for…
Rank this Week: 687

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

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

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 6: Pay the tax, don’t use your land

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 6: Pay the tax, don’t use your land
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.] By: David A. Smith “But what will not ambition and revenge Descend to?” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost Just as guerrillas must eventually…
  • Oct 23

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 5, Axing the oak tree

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 5, Axing the oak tree
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith “We live Law to ourselves. Our reason is our Law.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost As patient readers have seen up to now, the…
  • Oct 22

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 4: Eleventh-hour attempt

    Milton’s paradise lost? Part 4: Eleventh-hour attempt
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith  “A mind not to be changed by place or time.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost It might seem, to judge by the statement of…
Rank this Week: 361

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 24

    ACLU Challenges Miami Sex Offender Law

    ACLU Challenges Miami Sex Offender Law
    Miami has among the country's strictest regulations concerning where registered sex offenders can reside. Now, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has taken issue with some of the laws' implications. One of the most rigid laws that…
  • Oct 23

    High Crime Rates in Miami-Dade County

    High Crime Rates in Miami-Dade County
    According to data recently compiled by information services provided Esri, and as reported by the South Florida Business Journal, you're more likely to live in a high crime area in Miami-Dade County than in any other county in South…
  • Oct 20

    Why Michael Dunn was Found Guilty and Sentenced to Life in Prison

    Why Michael Dunn was Found Guilty and Sentenced to Life in Prison
    The Florida criminal case of Michael Dunn, who shot at a car full of teenagers and ended up killing one of them back in 2012, attracted media attention in particular for its apparent similarities to the case of George Zimmerman. In both…
Rank this Week: 823

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 43

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    PowerPoint, Advocacy and Prosecutor Misconduct

    PowerPoint, Advocacy and Prosecutor Misconduct
    Geraldo Rivera was charged with, and tried for, “attempting to murder Sean and Michael Burns during a fight that started in a liquor store and ended in the parking lot.”  State v. Rivera, 2014 WL 5042454 (Superior Court of…
  • Oct 22

    Defamation, Facebook and the Seventh-Grader

    Defamation, Facebook and the Seventh-Grader
    This post examines a recent opinion the Court of Appeals of Georgia issued in a civil case:  Boston v. Athearn, 2014 WL 5068649 (2013).  As the court explains, Alexandria Boston (`Alex’), a minor, through her parents Amy and…
  • Oct 20

    The Federal Reserve, the Virtual Private Network and the Zeus Trojan

    The Federal Reserve, the Virtual Private Network and the Zeus Trojan
    This post examines an opinion a U.S. District Court Judgewho sits in the U.S. District of Minnesota recently issued in a civil suit:  State Bank of Bellingham v. BancInsure, Inc., 2014 WL 4829184 (2014) (“State Bank v.…
Rank this Week: 305

DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

Thoughts and impressions regarding the workers' compensation industry throughout the United States including all state systems. By David J. DePaolo.

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    I'm Dual Purposing!

    I'm Dual Purposing!
    I'm in Austin, TX, for the next couple of days.My Aunt Gail died late last week after a protracted fight with cancer, so the extended family is here to both commiserate and celebrate - last night we drank some wine, ate some pasta, and did…
  • Oct 23

    Texas Plan Based Audit

    Texas Plan Based Audit
    Texas does a lot of things differently, and certainly when it comes to work injury protection the state is alone in a number of areas.Texas was one of the first to introduce an Independent Medical Review process to its system, an idea that…
  • Oct 22

    Occupational Codes and Rating

    Occupational Codes and Rating
    One of the concepts that got me through law school was that there was always a rule, then there were exceptions to the rule.And of course, being the academic study of law, there were always exceptions to the exceptions to the rule - but when…
Rank this Week: 321

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Oct 24

    British Employee Injured, Employer Suffers Fine

    British Employee Injured, Employer Suffers Fine
    Injuries to a British roadworker, who suffered minor burns when a road marking vehicle caught fire and exploded in Bristol, has led to fines for his employer following a recent court hearing.   Neil Higgins from Leighton Buzzard,…
  • Oct 23

    New Jersey Employer Fined for Safety and Health Hazard

    New Jersey Employer Fined for Safety and Health Hazard
    Not keeping workers safe on the job has resulted in fines for one New Jersey-based business.   Custom-order cabinetry company Choice Cabinetry LLC exposed employees to safety and health hazards, many involving methylene chloride,…
  • Oct 22

    How Would An Ebola Pandemic Affect Work Comp?

    How Would An Ebola Pandemic Affect Work Comp?
    What does 1918 have to do with Ebola and work comp in 2014? Unfortunately a great deal. In 1918, the final year of World War I, the world saw a pandemic of influenza with the most deaths of any single event in world history – estimated…
Rank this Week: 272

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

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

    Multnomah County Library launches $500,000 study focused on bridging ‘digital divide’

    Multnomah County Library launches $500,000 study focused on bridging ‘digital divide’
    “The Multnomah County Library is teaming up with Portland State University to tackle the “digital divide” between low-income people and their wealthier counterparts nationwide. Library leaders announced plans this week to…
  • Oct 23

    Oakland libraries imperiled by budget cut

    Oakland libraries imperiled by budget cut
    “Next summer Oakland could lose as many as six to eight of its libraries, though it’s too soon to tell which branches might end up on the chopping block. Funded partly by the city’s general fund and partly by Measure…
  • Oct 23

    Linda Hall Library bets on print over digital

    Linda Hall Library bets on print over digital
    “As a product of the digital age, I’ve been conditioned to believe that anything worth saving is worth saving to an external hard drive. Paper can be ripped, lost, swept away, spilled on or destroyed in any number of ways. For me,…
Rank this Week: 183

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 906

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

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

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – October 24, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – October 24, 2014
    Erin and I were in Burbank yesterday to to talk governance at a foundation’s board retreat. Have a listen to Amy Adams sing Happy Working Song while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week: Guidestar USA: Introducing…
  • Oct 17

    National Network of Fiscal Sponsors – Hot Topic Call: Legal

    National Network of Fiscal Sponsors – Hot Topic Call: Legal
    Yesterday, I had the pleasure of hosting a Hot Topic Call on legal issues for the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors. If you’re interested in viewing the accompanying slide deck, you can download it by clicking Hot Topics in…
  • Oct 17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – October 17, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – October 17, 2014
    My week started in Houston speaking at the Grantmakers in the Arts Conference and visiting the awesome dinosaur exhibit at the Museum of Natural Sciences. Have a listen to Was (Not Was)’s Walk the Dinosaur while perusing our…
Rank this Week: 872

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

Covers federal and state products liability litigation. By Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Oct 24

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    Above, you’ll find the cover of Impulse #36, published not so long ago in 1998. The bailiff is apparently administering the oath to the witness, who replies “Uh, yeah, sure, whatever,” which no doubt prompts the ire of the…
  • Oct 23

    A Post-Riley Analysis: Smartphone and Social Media Discovery

    A Post-Riley Analysis: Smartphone and Social Media Discovery
    As you know, we here at Abnormal Use love writing and blogging, so much so that our editor Jim Dedman is now contributing posts to other venues.  Recently, his piece, “A Post-Riley Analysis: Smartphone and Social Media…
  • Oct 22

    Tech Companies To Litigate Unpaid Royaltie

    Tech Companies To Litigate Unpaid Royaltie
    Two kings of the tech world will reportedly duke it out over allegedly unpaid royalties.  In the suit, filed in federal court in New York, Microsoft alleges that it entered into a patent-sharing agreement in 2011 by which Samsung was to…
Rank this Week: 239

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Provides updates and commentary on current employment law headlines and topics. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.

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

    WIRTW #342 (the “family photo” edition)

    WIRTW #342 (the “family photo” edition)
    Photo by Jenny Gildea Photography (who I cannot more highly recommend). Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination “How Can We Accommodate You?” — via Employment Discrimination Report Hearing Religious and Pregnancy…
  • Oct 23

    “He liked breasts” is never an appropriate response to a harassment complaint

    “He liked breasts” is never an appropriate response to a harassment complaint
    Ruby Blackmon claimed that for a ten-month period, her second-level manager inappropriately stared at her breasts three to 10 times per day, would sexually rub her back, and would breath on her back and ear. Blackmon made ten different…
  • Oct 22

    “Honest belief” isn’t a defense to an FMLA claim, says federal court

    “Honest belief” isn’t a defense to an FMLA claim, says federal court
    The honest-belief rule is one of most effective shields available to employers in discrimination cases: As long as an employer has an honest belief in its proffered nondiscriminatory reason for discharging an employee, the employee cannot…
Rank this Week: 110

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    6th Circuit Grants En Banc Rehearing To Christian Evangelists Who Preached At Arab Festival

    6th Circuit Grants En Banc Rehearing To Christian Evangelists Who Preached At Arab Festival
    The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has voted to grant an en banc rehearing in Bible Believers v. Wayne County, (reh. granted Oct. 23, 2014). In the case, the 3-judge panel in a 2-1 decision, affirmed the district court's…
  • Oct 24

    Court Rules In Kiryas Joel Voting Inspector Challenge

    Court Rules In Kiryas Joel Voting Inspector Challenge
    Photo News and Failed Messiah report on a New York state trial court decision handed down this week in Convers v. County of Orange, (Dutchess Cty. Sup. Ct., Oct. 21, 2014) (Docket). The case grows out of ongoing friction between the…
  • Oct 24

    Schools' Religious-Themed Snow Plow Decorations Rejected By City

    Schools' Religious-Themed Snow Plow Decorations Rejected By City
    For the last 5 years, the city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota has sponsored a "Paint the Plows" program.  Each participating public or private school is loaned a city snow plow and students use their artistic abilities to decorate the…
Rank this Week: 55

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
Rank this Week: 475

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

Covers legal malpractice basics, cases and news. By Andrew Lavoott Bluestone.

http://blog.bluestonelawfirm.com/
  • Oct 24

    The Inflexible Statute of Limitations in Legal Malpractice

    The Inflexible Statute of Limitations in Legal Malpractice
    It's THREE years, and not a day more.  In legal malpractice, no matter whether your claim is based on negligence or breach of contract CPLR 214(6) states that one has 3 years in which to bring the action. Tsafatinos v Law Off. of Sanford…
  • Oct 23

    Hedge Funds, Insurance Companies and Legal Malpractice

    Hedge Funds, Insurance Companies and Legal Malpractice
    Legal malpractice cases come up in all kinds of settings.  It may be the individual personal injury plaintiff whose case was not started on time; it may be the car accident in which the doctor's reports failed to give the necessary…
  • Oct 22

    A New Rule For Legal Malpractice and Appeal

    A New Rule For Legal Malpractice and Appeal
    Up to today, the rule in legal malpractice litigation has been that Plaintiff was not required to appeal from a decision in order to sue his attorney.  That all changed today with the Court of Appeals decision in Grace v Law  2014…
Rank this Week: 102

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    LAST CALL TOBACCO ROAD

    LAST CALL TOBACCO ROAD
    Tobacco Road, Miami's oldest bar, closes its doors for the last time this Saturday. It's had a good great run.In simpler times, lawyers and judges met after court and had a few cold ones, and maybe ate a cheeseburger before heading home.…
  • Oct 21

    BLINK 182

    BLINK 182
    Ben Bradlee, the charming yet gruff editor of theWashington Post, who found his paper alone reporting arguably the biggest domestic story in US politics, died today at 93. Bradlee's support of his reporters was legendary. He turned the…
  • Oct 19

    NFL WEEK 7 2014

    NFL WEEK 7 2014
    With the resurgent Cowboys beating the struggling Seahawks, our survivor pool was considerably thinned, with the loses including both members of the judiciary: Jon Colby (retired) and Miguel De la O (quite active). Of more pressing…
Rank this Week: 119

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 24

    The Friday Fillip: Strong Verb

    The Friday Fillip: Strong Verb
    Verbs like “heave” or “shove,” “endure” or “conquer”? Nope. More like “be” and “do” and “let.” I chanced on the word “gat” recently. Not the gun…
  • Oct 24

    Do You Want to Know a Secret?

    Do You Want to Know a Secret?
    It was some time ago, while reading a few articles and columns offering opinions and insights into the legal and professional information publishing industry, that I perceived the extent to which the bonds between the employee and company…
  • Oct 23

    UofT Professor Kent Roach on Canadian Counter-Terrorism Law

    UofT Professor Kent Roach on Canadian Counter-Terrorism Law
    Well-known University of Toronto law professor Kent Roach has reacted to this week’s two terrorist attacks in St-Jean and Ottawa with a post about The Canadian Terrorist Attacks and Canadian Counter-Terrorism Law on the US-based Just…
Rank this Week: 70

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Oct 24

    In the News: Criticism of Buyback

    In the News: Criticism of Buyback
    There has been a flurry of articles this year criticizing the zany pace of buybacks including: – Financial Times’ “Buybacks: Money well spent?” – Financial Times’ “The short-sighted US buyback…
  • Oct 23

    The Latest SEC Enforcement Stat

    The Latest SEC Enforcement Stat
    Last week, the SEC released the stats for the activities of its Enforcement Division for the agency’s 2014 fiscal year, noting a “record” number of enforcement actions in 2014 involving a “wide range of…
  • Oct 22

    Posted: Archive Video from the “Usable Proxy Workshop”

    Posted: Archive Video from the “Usable Proxy Workshop”
    Last month, I co-hosted a “Usable Proxy Workshop” with Addison in NYC for a group of in-house folks. The panels were video-taped (thanks to the host of our location, Simpson Thacher!) – and I have now posted those video…
Rank this Week: 831

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

Covers juries, trial consulting, trial skills and litigation advocacy. By Keene Trial Consulting.

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Oct 24

    Ebola worries? Fear-bola? Who do you believe?

    Ebola worries? Fear-bola? Who do you believe?
    Earlier this month I was on a Wi-Fi and Cable TV enabled flight. Passengers thought it very funny that two of the shows accessible on the cable TV channels were on plane crashes and jetliner engine failures. Well, some of the passengers…
  • Oct 22

    Changing American Attitudes: Gay/Lesbian Issue

    Changing American Attitudes: Gay/Lesbian Issue
    Recently, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed AB2501 banning the “gay panic” defense in California. The story in the Visalia Times-Delta says, Californians cannot claim in court that they were “acting from panic or…
  • Oct 20

    Morality in everyday life for the religious and the nonreligiou

    Morality in everyday life for the religious and the nonreligiou
    The researchers recruited a sample of 1,252 adults ranging in age from 18 to 68 years of age who reside in the US and Canada. Each participant completed measures of religiosity and political ideation prior to participation in the actual…
Rank this Week: 579