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Pace Law Library Blog

Pace Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, environmental law, immigration law, international law, law and technology, as well as special posts for law students, legal research and writing, and professional responsibility.

http://library.blogs.law.pace.edu/
  • Apr 22

    CPLR Update 2014 by Carlisle, Halpern & Centone

    CPLR Update 2014 by Carlisle, Halpern & Centone
    Carlisle, Halpern & Centone CPLR Update 2014 is scheduled for Monday, April 28th, 2014 at 6:00 – 8:30 PM and will take place in the Moot Court Room, Law Library on Pace Law School Campus in White Plains. Attendees will earn 2.5…
  • Apr 15

    Legal Writing: How Many Spaces After a Period? Follow-Up

    Legal Writing: How Many Spaces After a Period? Follow-Up
    To follow up on our earlier post, titled Legal Writing: How Many Spaces After a Period?, Daily Writing Tips blog outlines the historical perspective of this question in its newest blog post, One or Two Spaces After a Period?, written by Maeve…
  • Apr 11

    Congratulations to the Pace 2014 Estrella Trial Advocacy Team!

    Congratulations to the Pace 2014 Estrella Trial Advocacy Team!
    Our Congratulations go to the Pace 2014 Estrella Trial Advocacy Team that advanced to semi-final round and placed third overall. The second annual Estrella Trial Advocacy Competition (ETAC) was held on April 5-6, 2014 in Old San Juan,…
Rank this Week: 861

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Covers employment law issues in the restaurant industry. By Berke-Weiss & Pechman LLP.

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 899

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse…

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse Notices

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

http://www.chillingeffects.org/
Rank this Week: 208

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

Covers consumer bankruptcy laws in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. By Doug Beaton.

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • Apr 22

    Strict rule on bankruptcy credit counseling

    Strict rule on bankruptcy credit counseling
    A debtor in New Hampshire had his case thrown out of court for not taking a credit counseling course — even though he had completed the course twice! The seemingly baffling result is due to the exacting requirement of bankruptcy code…
  • Apr 21

    Bankruptcy fees set to rise in June

    Bankruptcy fees set to rise in June
    It’s not the best news for people thinking of going bankrupt, but starting on June 1, 2014, the fees required to file a case are going up by $29 across the board. Here are the new amounts: Chapter 7 bankruptcy: $335 (up from $ 306);…
  • Apr 16

    Open season for shooting down old tax debt

    Open season for shooting down old tax debt
    With April 15th of 2014 in the rear view mirror, it is now open season on discharging 2010 income tax debts (both state and federal) in bankruptcy court. Income taxes may not be usually dischargeable in bankruptcy, but the rules change once…
Rank this Week: 452

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Worst Frankename ever?

    Worst Frankename ever?
    - Brent Carlson-Lee To quote Mark Prus, Principal at NameFlash, Frankenames are “names created by slamming two or more word parts together to make a new name. This would include a name like “Toasterrific” (toaster +…
  • Apr 21

    Induction Ceremony

    Induction Ceremony
    On April 30, 2014, the Supreme Court will be hearing oral argument in the case of Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies.  The question presented and to be decided is incredibly significant for future patent infringement cases:…
  • Apr 17

    Beretta, (No) Thank You Very Much . . . .

    Beretta, (No) Thank You Very Much . . . .
    Apparently Elvis Presley was a well-known Beretta gun owner during his life, so I suppose his lips might have uttered the words “Beretta, thank you very much.” The King’s estate, however, isn’t thankful…
Rank this Week: 274

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
Rank this Week: 514

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

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

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
  • Apr 22

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk
    The National Grid (North London Reinforcement Project) Order 2014 The Designation of Schools Having a Religious Character (Independent Schools) (England) Order 2014 The Children and Families Act 2014 (Transitional Provisions) Order 2014…
  • Apr 22

    BAILII: Recent Decision

    BAILII: Recent Decision
    High Court (Queen’s Bench Division) Meadows Care Ltd & Anor v Lambert & Anor [2014] EWHC 1226 (QB) (16 April 2014) High Court (Administrative Court) AM v Examining Magistrate’s Court No. 4 Murcia, Spain (Rev 2) [2014] EWHC…
  • Apr 22

    Briggs and others v Gleeds (Head Office) and others – WLR Daily

    Briggs and others v Gleeds (Head Office) and others – WLR Daily
    Briggs and others v Gleeds (Head Office) and others [2014] EWHC 1178 (Ch); [2014] WLR (D) 174 ‘A representation of law could found an estoppel by representation. Estoppel could not be invoked where a document did not even appear to…
Rank this Week: 4

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Apr 22

    Issue Spotting

    Issue Spotting
    Thank you to the regular bloggers at Workplace Prof Blog for allowing me to guest post this month. With their blessing, I will often be cross-posting from my new blog, Friend of the Court, available at…
  • Apr 22

    Welcome to Guest Blogger Sandra Sperino

    Welcome to Guest Blogger Sandra Sperino
    Welcome to guest blogger Sandra Sperino. Sandra teaches Civil Procedure, Employment Discrimination, and Torts at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. From her faculty bio page: Professor Sperino teaches in the areas of civil…
  • Apr 21

    UAW Drops Challenge To VW-Chattanooga Vote

    UAW Drops Challenge To VW-Chattanooga Vote
    In a bit of a surprise, the UAW announced today that it will drop its challenge against its recent election loss at VW-Chattanooga. The UAW cited the prospect of delay while going through the NLRB challenge process. That's certainly a...
Rank this Week: 195

New York Estate Planning Lawyer…

New York Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, estate administration and estate taxes. By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    What is "Donor Intent" & How Does It Affect a NY Estate Plan

    What is "Donor Intent" & How Does It Affect a NY Estate Plan
    Charity is an important part of an estate plan for New York families. Many residents have important causes that symbolize their own values and morals, including social, political, economic and religious non-profit groups. Donating funds via a…
  • Apr 21

    Undue Influence in NY & Pressuring Vulnerable Senior

    Undue Influence in NY & Pressuring Vulnerable Senior
    Family feuding is all too common, and finances are often at the root. One argument often made in legal cases involves these matters is that an adult child or other close relative is abusing a position of trust and confidence with a parent to…
  • Apr 18

    Back to the Basics: First vs. Third Party Special Needs Trusts in NY

    Back to the Basics: First vs. Third Party Special Needs Trusts in NY
    Families throughout New York who have children with disabilities are frequently questioning how to best provide for their children's needs--both now and in the future. It can be a complex issue, because relatives must balance their ability to…
Rank this Week: 832

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 718

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. (Personal Injury, Social Security Disability)

About the ways injured and disabled persons are mistreated by governments and insurance companies.

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Apr 22

    Six Tips to Preventing Workplace Injurie

    Six Tips to Preventing Workplace Injurie
    Injuries in the workplace can cause many problems for employees, employers, and even coworkers. They can cause time and money to be lost for everyone involved and can create lasting damage on the person that was hurt. A workers comp lawyer in…
  • Apr 21

    Determining the Validity of a Personal Injury Case

    Determining the Validity of a Personal Injury Case
    Millions of Americans are injured every year in the U.S. in a variety of ways, including accidents occurring at work, during recreational activities and, especially, on the nation’s roads and highways. Many of these accidents culminate…
  • Apr 19

    General Mills Recants “Like Us on Facebook and You’re Stuck With Arbitration” Term

    General Mills Recants “Like Us on Facebook and You’re Stuck With Arbitration” Term
    I’m sure no one at General Mills read my blog post Friday about their outrageous attempt to deny consumers access to the judicial system, but consumer outcry has forced the company to backtrack on this new policy. Good for General…
Rank this Week: 319

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Apr 22

    Relax

    Relax
    Right before exams, I usually try to have a Academic Success Workshop devoted to stress reduction. The most useful and popular thing that we have done is to lead the students in a stress reduction meditation from The Relaxation and...
  • Apr 20

    Diet, Exercise, and Sleep

    Diet, Exercise, and Sleep
    Some law students have ill-conceived notions about their priorities for studying and how those priorities interface with basic life needs. They decide that the way to get better grades is to either skimp on/skip or go overboard on meals,…
  • Apr 19

    Reminder: What the Best Law Teachers Do Conference in June

    Reminder: What the Best Law Teachers Do Conference in June
    It is not too late to register for What the Best Law Teachers Do: Educators in Action, hosted by Northwestern Law and the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, June 25-27, 2014, in Chicago, Illinois. What the Best Law Teachers...
Rank this Week: 270

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Apr 22

    A Respite from after-hours Work Email

    A Respite from after-hours Work Email
    In France, two labor unions and two corporate business groups have signed an agreement guaranteeing managers eleven consecutive hours of “rest” per day. During these eleven hours, managers are not to “check or feel pressured to check”…
  • Apr 22

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 723 Aftermarketfailure: Windows XP's End of Support Andrew Tutt Yale University - Information Society Project 2 331 Will Ticket…
  • Apr 21

    Blog 1, General Mills 0

    Blog 1, General Mills 0
    On Thursday, we posted about General Mills' new arbitration policy. On Friday, the blog was disabled by a series of Denial of Service attacks. Coincidence? Certainly. Still, on Saturday, the New York Times reported that General Mills has…
Rank this Week: 147

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Apr 22

    Not In Indiana

    Not In Indiana
    An Illinois attorney not barred in Indiana has agreed to an order barring him from practice in the Hoosier State. The Indiana Supreme Court entered the order based on these facts Franciscan Alliance Inc. ("Franciscan") is a…
  • Apr 22

    In Georgia

    In Georgia
    The Georgia Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney who defaulted on allegations that she abandoned a civil client and made misrepresentation to a trial court. The attorney's spouse received a significant amount of publicity in 2007 (see this…
  • Apr 21

    Not That Paul Wei

    Not That Paul Wei
    An Illinois Hearing Board has issued its long awaited report in a matter involving an attorney (not the firm) named Paul Weiss. The hearing has proposed a 30-month suspension for a series of sexually harrassing acts against female employees,…
Rank this Week: 312

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Apr 22

    Was a 9-Month-old Boy Really Charged with Attempted Murder in Pakistan?

    Was a 9-Month-old Boy Really Charged with Attempted Murder in Pakistan?
    The following is a guest post by Shameema Rahman, senior legal research specialist in our Public Services Division. You may have heard about an incredible article with the headline, “9-month-old boy on the run after attempted…
  • Apr 21

    SEAALL 2014

    SEAALL 2014
    From April 3-5, 2014, law librarians from around the Southeast converged on Knoxville, Tennessee for the annual meeting of the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries (SEAALL).  There were a variety of…
  • Apr 18

    Pic of the Week – The Digital Commons at the D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Branch Library

    Pic of the Week – The Digital Commons at the D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Branch Library
    We enjoy bringing you photos of the unique libraries, ancient and modern, that we encounter during our travels. In celebration of this year’s National Library Week theme, “lives change @ your library,”  we…
Rank this Week: 546

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 307

Michigan Auto Law Blog

Michigan Auto Law Blog

Provides tips, news and information for Michigan auto accident victims, drivers, and lawyers. By Steven M. Gursten.

http://www.michiganautolaw.com/auto-lawyers-blog
Rank this Week: 488

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

Provides surveillance and analysis on salmonella news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.salmonellablog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Trader Joe’s Recalls Basil with Salmonella

    Trader Joe’s Recalls Basil with Salmonella
    Infinite Herbs LLC of Miami, FL, is voluntarily recalling one lot of its 2.5-ounce packages of Organic Basil sold at Trader Joe’s because of potential contamination with Salmonella. The recall only... Continue Reading
  • Apr 9

    Lisy Recalls Salmonella Basil

    Lisy Recalls Salmonella Basil
    Lisy Corporation of Miami, FL is voluntarily recalling Lisy Sweet Basil (Albahaca), 6 oz jar, Item #1132, Lot #’s A013 0518 & A014 0518, because it has the potential to... Continue Reading
  • Apr 9

    524 Ill with Salmonella and still NO Recall

    524 Ill with Salmonella and still NO Recall
    The investigation continues into Salmonella Heidelberg infections likely related to Foster Farms chicken. Ongoing surveillance identified in February that infections from some of the previously rare outbreak strains again exceeded... Continue…
Rank this Week: 990

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Anti-Technicality Statute

    Anti-Technicality Statute
    Insurance lawyers need to know some of the more obscure areas of the Texas Insurance Code. A United States 5th Circuit of Appeals case dealt with the "Anti-Technically" Statute recently. The case is styled W.W. Rowland Trucking…
  • Apr 20

    Delay In Paying A Claim

    Delay In Paying A Claim
    Fort Worth insurance attorneys need to be aware of this 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision. The style of the case is W.W. Rowland Trucking Company, Inc. v. Max America Insurance Co. Here is the relevant information from the case....
  • Apr 19

    Life Insurance And Missed Payment

    Life Insurance And Missed Payment
    North Richland Hills Lawyers who handle life insurance claims can read this case and then tell potential clients they better hire an attorney. This case is from the United States District Court, Northern District, Fort Worth Division. The…
Rank this Week: 503

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 55

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Apr 22

    Work Comp And The Indirect Approach – Tips For Employer

    Work Comp And The Indirect Approach – Tips For Employer
    Work comp and the indirect approach – tips for employers.   There are many tools employers can use to solve their workers comp problems. The answer to the problem can be a traditional solution, but workers compensation is a moving…
  • Apr 22

    Massachusetts Employers to See Savings in Work Comp Deal

    Massachusetts Employers to See Savings in Work Comp Deal
    With many companies struggling to stay in the black these days, there is some good news coming out of Massachusetts.   Massachusetts businesses will save $75 million in a deal reached recently with the State Rating Bureau and the Workers…
  • Apr 21

    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – Red Alert!

    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – Red Alert!
    Even when I type those words in the title, I cringe a little bit. But before I start to discuss this topic and what adjusters should do at the first mention of this diagnosis, let me give you my normal disclaimer:   I am not a doctor,…
Rank this Week: 223

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

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

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Happy Earth Day!:Cheerios maker General Mills scraps plan to bar consumers from suing if they engage with it online Pa. lawyer pleads guilty to…
  • Apr 21

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, April 21, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, April 21, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, April 21, 2014:Does Quebec Charter of French language prevent use of trade-marks in languages other than French?Daughter of lawyer who defended anti-gay Prop 8 comes…
  • Apr 17

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, April 17, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, April 17, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, April 17, 2014: A Star Quarterback Accused, and a Flawed Rape InvestigationCalling All Innovative Lawyers, Law Firms and Other Legal Service Providers! …
Rank this Week: 332

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 126

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    Why did the Supreme Court take Teva v. Sandoz?

    Why did the Supreme Court take Teva v. Sandoz?
    The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to review the case of Teva v. Sandoz. The legal issue is "what deference" is given to fact-finding by the district court. The science issue concerns measurement of molecular weight. The drug in question…
  • Apr 21

    Glenmark loses appeal at CAFC

    Glenmark loses appeal at CAFC
    The CAFC affirmed DNJ in Sanofi-Aventis v. Glenmark We conclude that jurisdiction is proper,and affirm the district court’s judgment and related rulings.Glenmark's unsuccessful argumentGlenmark argues that the verdict cannot stand,…
  • Apr 20

    "The Good Wife". On April 20

    "The Good Wife". On April 20
    Michael J. Fox gets to say I may be a scum bag, but I'm your scum bag.The NSA tap on Alicia (a three jump) is made known to Alicia and then Peter. Peter deals with it. Initially, Peter calls a US Senator who denies the tap, but Peter…
Rank this Week: 109

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

Covers employeee benefits, ERISA, and employment law. By Stanley D. Baum.

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 401

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

S.D.N.Y. Intellectual Property Law

Covers patent, copyright and trademark law in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. By Richard Crisona.

http://ipblog.abv.com
Rank this Week: 607

IP Insiders

IP Insiders

Covers intellectual property litigation news.

http://ipinsiders.com/profiles/blog/list
Rank this Week: 827

SPR Environmental Law Blog

SPR Environmental Law Blog

Provides environmental law news and updates. By Sive, Paget & Riesel.

http://blog.sprlaw.com
  • Apr 22

    SPR Celebrates 45th Annual Earth Day      

    SPR Celebrates 45th Annual Earth Day      
    Today, Sive, Paget & Riesel (“SPR”) joins environmentally-minded individuals and organizations across the world in celebrating Earth Day. The first Earth Day celebration was held on April 22, 1970, and is widely credited for…
  • Apr 18

    New York Court of Appeals Set to Hear Arguments about Local Limits on Fracking

    New York Court of Appeals Set to Hear Arguments about Local Limits on Fracking
    The New York Court of Appeals recently set the date of June 3rd to hear arguments on whether towns in New York State may use local laws to ban or restrict hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) operations within their boundaries. The…
  • Apr 11

    Industry and Consumer Update: Responsible Electronics Recycling

    Industry and Consumer Update: Responsible Electronics Recycling
    Changes are happening in the electronic equipment recycling field; by next year, these changes will significantly affect recyclers, municipalities, property managers, and even individual homeowners.  These include, most notably, an…
Rank this Week: 763

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Covers cruise ship injuries, illnesses and accidents.

http://www.cruiselawyers.com/blog/
  • Apr 22

    Will My Cruise Ship Injury Case Go to Trial?

    Will My Cruise Ship Injury Case Go to Trial?
    We receive dozens of calls and emails from injured cruise ship passengers every week. Some of those injuries are relatively minor and some unfortunately are life-altering. One of the common questions our clients sometimes ask is, “will…
  • Apr 15

    Cruise Ship Injury Claims – What Do Lawyers Do for Hurt Passengers?

    Cruise Ship Injury Claims – What Do Lawyers Do for Hurt Passengers?
    If you were hurt or injured on cruise ship, you’re going to have a lot of questions. At some point, you’ll probably want to talk to a personal injury lawyer or firm that can shed some light on your specific potential case. What…
  • Apr 14

    Passengers Often Confused About Cruise Ship Slip and Fall Accident

    Passengers Often Confused About Cruise Ship Slip and Fall Accident
    Injured in a slip, trip or fall accident on a cruise ship? Believe it’s not your fault? Then you may have a legal claim that you can file against the cruise line. With millions of passengers taking cruises each year on Carnival, Disney,…
Rank this Week: 293

FinancialCounsel

FinancialCounsel

Features podcasts on compliance, employment and industry intelligence for investment professionals and investment, planning and regulatory intelligence for investors. By James J. Eccleston.

http://financialcounsel.typepad.com/financialcounsel/
  • Apr 22

    How prepared are you?

    How prepared are you?
    This follows the Keyhole route to the Boulder Field, then ascends the North Face of the peak. The player is entitled to know who is his King called before be declares for the vole. He is internationally renowned for the...
  • Apr 22

    怎样奖惩让业务员心服口服

    怎样奖惩让业务员心服口服
  • Apr 21

    大数据时代的到来

    大数据时代的到来
Rank this Week: 101

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Apr 22

    History of a plot: Part 6, You can’t go home again

    History of a plot: Part 6, You can’t go home again
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and  Part 4.] By: David A. Smith Those who plot the destruction of others often perish in the attempt.  – Phaedrus. As we’ve seen in…
  • Apr 18

    History of a plot: Part 5, it’s not gentrification if it’s we who gentrify

    History of a plot: Part 5, it’s not gentrification if it’s we who gentrify
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3] By: David A. Smith When all the details fit in perfectly, something is probably wrong with the story. – Charles Baxter By the early 1990s, as we saw…
  • Apr 17

    History of a plot: Part 4, Housing for whom?

    History of a plot: Part 4, Housing for whom?
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith The king died, and then the queen dies is a story.  The king died, and then the queen died of grief, is a plot.  – E. M.…
Rank this Week: 528

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Apr 22

    Alter Book Symposium: The New Terrain of International Law

    Alter Book Symposium: The New Terrain of International Law
    by Karen J. Alter by Karen J. Alter [Karen J Alter is Professor of Political Science and Law at Northwestern University and co-direcor at iCourts Center of Excellence at the Copenhagen University Faculty of Law.] The New…
  • Apr 22

    Joint Opinio Juris-EJIL:Talk! Book Symposium this week

    Joint Opinio Juris-EJIL:Talk! Book Symposium this week
    by An Hertogen by An Hertogen This week we are working with EJIL:Talk! to bring you a symposium on Karen Alter‘s (Northwestern) book The New Terrain of International Law: Courts, Politics, Rights (Princeton University Press).…
  • Apr 21

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, April 21, 2014

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, April 21, 2014
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram is still holding 85 girls it abducted from a raid…
Rank this Week: 26

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Apr 22

    Extraterritoriality in U.S. Law

    Extraterritoriality in U.S. Law
    Here's an interesting Dormant Commerce Clause case that might come before the U.S. Supreme Court, as described by a Cato colleague of mine: One of the several failures of the Articles of Confederation was the incapacity of the central…
  • Apr 22

    Forget Clove Cigarettes, What about Clove Cigars?

    Forget Clove Cigarettes, What about Clove Cigars?
    This is from the U.S. answers to questions from the arbitrator in the Clove Cigarettes Article 22.6 proceeding: 88. Company documents from Kretek International (“Kretek”), which occupied 97 percent of the market for clove…
  • Apr 20

    A Revolving Door at the Appellate Body?

    A Revolving Door at the Appellate Body?
    The Appellate Body has issued some "guidelines" for employees (AB judges, secretariat staff, interns) to follow after they have left: POST-EMPLOYMENT GUIDELINES IN RESPECT OF FORMER APPELLATE BODY MEMBERS, FORMER APPELLATE BODY SECRETARIAT…
Rank this Week: 400

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 22

    Globalized deals, globalized lawyer

    Globalized deals, globalized lawyer
    If it wasn't already obvious to you we live in a global economy in which almost all deals of any significant size will have global regulatory implications. Take for example, Microsoft's pending acquisition of the Nokia handset business…
  • Apr 18

    Bust-up candidates not just an 80s thing

    Bust-up candidates not just an 80s thing
    Many of the cases we study in my M&A course and in Corporations stem from the mid-1980s when the "bust-up deal" was the order of the day. It's often surprising to law students that a corporation might be "worth more...
  • Apr 17

    China's odd approach to merger regulation

    China's odd approach to merger regulation
    You may have already seen this story involving the Glencore/Xstrata merger. The merger of Glencore and Xstrata created the world’s fourth-largest mining company and largest commodities trader when it was finalized last year. But as a…
Rank this Week: 58

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

Features environmental law updates on climate change, compliance, and pesticides. By Dianne Saxe.

http://envirolaw.com
  • Apr 22

    Happy Earth Day

    Happy Earth Day
    Aren’t we lucky to live in this beautiful place? Do something today to make it better. Surely you can think of something…. Plant a tree, pick up litter, dust off your bike or walk instead of driving, change to more efficient…
  • Apr 21

    More Ontario Statements of Environmental Values proposed

    More Ontario Statements of Environmental Values proposed
    The Ontario Ministries of Rural Affairs and of Agriculture and Food have each proposed a draft Statement of Environmental Values under the Environmental Bill of Rights. The Ontario Environmental Commissioner has, for many years, called…
  • Apr 17

    Supreme Court of Canada gives Chevron permission to appeal Ecuador pollution decision

    Supreme Court of Canada gives Chevron permission to appeal Ecuador pollution decision
    The Supreme Court of Canada has granted Chevron’s application for leave to appeal the Ontario Court of Appeal decision allowing Ecuadorian plaintiffs to sue here to try to collect their $18 billion Ecuador pollution…
Rank this Week: 204

New Jersey Family Law

New Jersey Family Law

Covers divorce, mediation, arbitration and litigation. By Charles C. Abut.

http://njdivorceblog.typepad.com/new_jersey_divorce_law_me/
Rank this Week: 423

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    Pipcu prevails, counterfeiter calamities and now YOU can be a trade mark 'intern' on your smartphone!

    Pipcu prevails, counterfeiter calamities and now YOU can be a trade mark 'intern' on your smartphone!
    With Easter now over, we begin another sacred event: the four day working week. To ease you into it, here is a trio of anti-piracy titbits of news and entertainment.Pipcu prevails, pirates panicPipcu – The City of London Police…
  • Apr 22

    Tuesday Titivation

    Tuesday Titivation
    This Kat is not used to writing the multi-issue blogposts that are such a speciality of our dear blogmeister.  However, a few things have arrived in his inbox while he was engaged in his Easter aestivation, which are unrelated to each…
  • Apr 18

    What does the ACI Adam decision mean for InfoSoc system of exceptions and limitations?

    What does the ACI Adam decision mean for InfoSoc system of exceptions and limitations?
    A few days have passed since the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its decision in Case C-435/12 ACI Adam [here], ruling that Article 5(2)(b) of the InfoSoc Directive, read in conjunction with paragraph 5 of the…
Rank this Week: 133

Cooper Elder Law

Cooper Elder Law

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

http://cooperelderlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Apr 22

    Earth Day 2014

    Earth Day 2014
    Going green is good for the planet and good for your wallet. Here are some changes that can make a big impact.   $23-38 If the average household lowers the thermostat by two degrees, from 70 degrees to 68, they could save $23-$38 a…
  • Apr 15

    Is divorce a good solution if my spouse goes into a nursing home?

    Is divorce a good solution if my spouse goes into a nursing home?
    By Attorney Nathan Simpson Many clients come into the office asking if their only option when faced with a catastrophic medical situation is divorce. They have heard that this is the only way to not be required to spend everything in the…
  • Apr 14

    Your Estate Plan Should Reduce Your Legislative Risk, Not Increase It

    Your Estate Plan Should Reduce Your Legislative Risk, Not Increase It
    By Senior Associate Attorney, Dan Vu Too often estate planners do not consider their client's legislative risk. In other words, they plan without consideration to the very high probability that the current rules will change. In Washington and…
Rank this Week: 903

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    China’s New WFOE Minimum Capital Requirements. Waiting For The Dust To Settle.

    China’s New WFOE Minimum Capital Requirements. Waiting For The Dust To Settle.
    China (nationally) recently changed its minimum capital requirements to zero. Many commentators have written on this change but none as far as I can tell have written on what it really means in concrete terms for foreign companies seeking to…
  • Apr 20

    The FCPA And China. Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

    The FCPA And China. Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.
    The FCPA Blog recently did a post, China dominates the corporate investigations list, in which it listed out the number of ongoing FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) investigations by country. This list appears to have been…
  • Apr 19

    China Anti-Spam Law

    China Anti-Spam Law
    If you have a China mobile number, you are no doubt getting at least one spam text a day. If your website is in Chinese or if you have a Chinese domain name, you are no doubt getting at least one spam email a day as well. So what I am about…
Rank this Week: 207

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Apr 22

    Ideas for Caregiver

    Ideas for Caregiver
    Emma Banks is a a wife, mother, and one of the primary caretakers of her widowed father. She was kind enough to offer to write an article advising other caretakers.  Hope you enjoy her writing. Fun for Seniors As we’re all…
  • Apr 21

    Refusing to Disclose

    Refusing to Disclose
    MLive reported that Consulate Health Care and two nursing homes it owns and operates are being sued for allegedly refusing to turn over documents during an investigation into the death of one resident and violations that placed three others…
  • Apr 20

    Stolen Pressure Relieving Mattre

    Stolen Pressure Relieving Mattre
    Many residents assessed as a high risk for bed sores, also known as pressure ulcers, are given special pressure reducing cushions or mattresses which help to reduce the chances of their skin breaking down. That’s what was…
Rank this Week: 283

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

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

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Apr 22

    The Evolution of Executive Compensation and the Impact of Say on Pay

    The Evolution of Executive Compensation and the Impact of Say on Pay
    The NYT published a pair of pieces on executive compensation. One looked at the amount (a 9% increase in the median) and the other looked at the metrics used to determine the amount. Other articles have suggested that companies use a wide…
  • Apr 21

    Anonymous Whistleblower Awarded $14 Million by the SEC

    Anonymous Whistleblower Awarded $14 Million by the SEC
    On October 1, 2013, the SEC awarded more than $14 million to an anonymous whistleblower whose information led to an enforcement action that recovered substantial investor funds. This was the largest award granted since the whistleblower…
  • Apr 19

    Wagner v. Royal Bank of Scotland: Court Denies Motion to Dismiss Claim for Alleged 16(b) Violation

    Wagner v. Royal Bank of Scotland: Court Denies Motion to Dismiss Claim for Alleged 16(b) Violation
    In Wagner v. Royal Bank of Scotland Grp. PLC, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York denied a motion to dismiss Jeff Wagner's (the "Plaintiff") claim to recover short-swing profits generated by defendants,…
Rank this Week: 59

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
  • Apr 22

    As of Sunday, Philadelphia businesses without this workplace poster are breaking the law

    As of Sunday, Philadelphia businesses without this workplace poster are breaking the law
    Back in February, I reported here about the new pregnancy-accommodation law that went into effect in Philadelphia. The law requires local business to provide reasonable workplace accommodations for employees who have needs related to…
  • Apr 21

    There is no right to be completely left alone while on FMLA leave

    There is no right to be completely left alone while on FMLA leave
    One of the questions I hear a lot from employers is: Can we communicate with employees on Family and Medical Leave Act leave and, if so, how much? I'll get to that in a second.#HelpShaneFightCancer For the folks who missed my blog post on…
  • Apr 18

    #HelpShaneFightCancer

    #HelpShaneFightCancer
    This is going to be a tough one, folks. Today, I'm setting aside workplace issues to focus on a little boy named Shane. Shane was born on July 11, 2013. The youngest of three, by all accounts, Shane was a happy and healthy newborn. His…
Rank this Week: 642

Charlotte Law Library News

Charlotte Law Library News

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

http://charlottelawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Apr 22

    Free Online Resources for Criminal Law & Procedure: North Carolina Defender Manual Part 2

    Free Online Resources for Criminal Law & Procedure: North Carolina Defender Manual Part 2
    Here is Part 2 of our series of blogs on the free online resources available on the website of the North Carolina Court System Office of Indigent Defense Services (NCIDS). See here for Part 1. This blog will focus on … Continue reading…
  • Apr 21

    Links We Love Weekly Round-Up — April 21, 2014

    Links We Love Weekly Round-Up — April 21, 2014
    Law Professor on Cannon’s Search & Seizure Warrant Receipts Guns, cash, bank statements and computers – just some of the items taken from Ex-Mayor Patrick Cannon’s home, office and business.  How will this evidence…
  • Apr 17

    A Study in Environmental Activism

    A Study in Environmental Activism
    For anyone who loves the North Carolina mountains, the Appalachian Trail, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Great Smoky Mountains… this is an all too familiar story. Jay Erskine Leutze’s first book is his account of the battle against…
Rank this Week: 667

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Covers federal and state income taxes, and business taxes. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://taxtrustestatenews.com/
  • Apr 22

    Do It Yourself Does Not Always Work

    Do It Yourself Does Not Always Work
    The Internet has made it easier for individuals to produce their own documents. Please note I used the word “produce” and not “prepare” because Do It Yourself (DIY) does not always equate to a good result. The Florida…
  • Apr 21

    GOP budget to pass House

    GOP budget to pass House
    Republicans are known for cutting personal and corporate taxes, but the latest GOP tax proposal does neither, focusing instead on reductions in spending. Rep. Paul Ryan's 2015 budget proposal looks as though it's set to pass the House by a…
  • Apr 18

    Corporate tax break back in Senate package

    Corporate tax break back in Senate package
    The Senate tax committee approved a package of so-called tax extenders April 3, according to The Columbus Dispatch. The tax extenders are a collection of special-interest tax breaks that regularly expire and are extended, including breaks for…
Rank this Week: 428

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/
  • Apr 22

    When an employee can’t return to work after an FMLA leave

    When an employee can’t return to work after an FMLA leave
    The plaintiff in Demyanovich v. Cadon Plating & Coatings (6th Cir. Mar. 28, 2014) suffered from congestive heart failure. He returned from his latest FMLA leave in 2009 with a no-overtime medical restriction. The employer,…
  • Apr 21

    Would you rather hire a liar or a criminal?

    Would you rather hire a liar or a criminal?
    According to a recent survey conducted by background-screening company EmployeeScreenIQ, resume lies are more of a deal breaker for employers than past crimes. Of the 600 HR professionals surveyed 45 percent said that they routinely ding…
  • Apr 18

    WIRTW #317 (the “crash landing” edition)

    WIRTW #317 (the “crash landing” edition)
    Even though we are only in the third week of April, I am ready to declare that we have already seen the social-media #fail of 2014. From Fox News: US Airways said it was investigating a pornographic tweet on Tuesday sent on its Twitter…
Rank this Week: 192