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Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Dec 18

    Seeking Reconsideration of Summary Judgment Motions in Tennessee

    Seeking Reconsideration of Summary Judgment Motions in Tennessee
    In Bilbo v. Ocoee Place Condominium Homeowners Ass’n, No. E2013-02532-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Dec. 12, 2014), plaintiffs filed suit alleging negligent construction of condos. Defendant HOA filed a motion for summary judgment stating…
  • Dec 15

    Conversion of Motions to Dismiss Into Motions for Summary Judgment

    Conversion of Motions to Dismiss Into Motions for Summary Judgment
               In Tennessee, trial judges are allowed to convert Rule 12 Motions to Dismiss into Motions for Summary Judgment, but this action “should be taken only in rare cases and with meticulous…
  • Dec 2

    Products Liability Statute of Repose and its Exceptions Held to be Constituational

    Products Liability Statute of Repose and its Exceptions Held to be Constituational
    The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently upheld the constitutionality of both the ten-year statute of repose under the Tennessee Products Liability Act (“TPLA”) and the exceptions thereunder for asbestos and silicone gel breast…
Rank this Week: 118

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Dec 18

    Merlin Law Group's Brandee Bower Named President of AWL

    Merlin Law Group's Brandee Bower Named President of AWL
    This week, a new Board of Directors was slated for the Association of Women Lawyers. I’m proud to announce that I will serve as President of AWL. The Association for Women Lawyers is a non-profit organization, formed in 1976, that…
  • Dec 17

    The Scope of Appraisal, Part 7: Iowa

    The Scope of Appraisal, Part 7: Iowa
    The trend continues for courts to interpret the scope of appraisal to include the determination of causation. The Iowa Court of Appeals joins the list of courts stating that the appraisal panel should consider causation in determining the…
  • Dec 16

    Rain Brings Camarillo Mudslides and Freak Tornados to California, but There's More to Come

    Rain Brings Camarillo Mudslides and Freak Tornados to California, but There's More to Come
    If you've lived in California, you know that the state can be literally shut down due to the rain. We're not talking about just traffic, we're talking about how rain causes system failures and havoc in our parched desert land of…
Rank this Week: 119

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    A Kat's 2014 Copyright Award

    A Kat's 2014 Copyright Award
    It's Katwards day!With the holidays and end of the year quickly approaching, it seems about time to think of what has been and what will be next in the world of the greatest IP right, ie copyright. Like last year, this Kat…
  • Dec 18

    BREAKING NEWS: breakfast ruling on unfertilised egg

    BREAKING NEWS: breakfast ruling on unfertilised egg
    Ova and out! "AG Villalón's parthenotes Opinion in IMC could provide stem cell research certainty (at least for now...)" was the title of a helpful note by Shohta Ueno (an Associate with Allen & Overy's IP Litigation team in…
  • Dec 17

    The independence of the Boards of Appeal: Merpel roars again

    The independence of the Boards of Appeal: Merpel roars again
    Still troubled by goings-onat the European Patent OfficeThere are many aspects of the recent events (See here and links concerning the suspension of a member of the Board of Appeal, and here and links concerning the strikes and…
Rank this Week: 67

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Dec 18

    Brian Aitken at Cato

    Brian Aitken at Cato
    In several 2010 posts we covered the story of Brian Aitken, who was imprisoned by the state of New Jersey simply for carrying unloaded guns and ammo in his trunk (really, that was the extent of the crime). Last week Cato hosted Aitken to talk…
  • Dec 17

    “The cost of plaintiff Cal Fire’s conduct is too much for the administration of justice to bear”

    “The cost of plaintiff Cal Fire’s conduct is too much for the administration of justice to bear”
    Kathleen Parker [Washington Post/syndicated] on the Sierra Pacific/Moonlight Fire case, in which judicial findings of misconduct by the state of California have now mushroomed into allegations that the U.S. Department of Justice was party to…
  • Dec 17

    December 18 roundup

    December 18 roundup
    Michael Greve reviews new James Buckley book offering critique of fake (“cooperative”) federalism under aid-to-state programs [Liberty and Law; Chris Edwards/Cato on Buckley book, more] Cuban expatriates will now have access to US…
Rank this Week: 27

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Dec 18

    PA: Statutory Bad Faith Claim Is Assignable

    PA: Statutory Bad Faith Claim Is Assignable
    Back in July, I posted about a case in front of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court over whether the statutory component of bad faith is assignable. The issue, specifically, was whether the statutory bad faith remedies, sounding in tort, are,…
  • Dec 17

    IN: Constitutional Challenge to Damages Cap

    IN: Constitutional Challenge to Damages Cap
    Like many jurisdictions, Indiana has a tort claims act. Pursuant to Indiana's version, the maximum total payout to victims for any single event is $5M. In 2011, a stage at the Indiana State Fair collapsed; 62 victims have been paid...
  • Dec 16

    Harvard Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Private Law

    Harvard Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Private Law
    The Harvard Law School Program on Private Law is seeking applicants for a post-doctoral fellowship. Information is here: Download PostdoctoralFellowshipinPrivateLawCallforApp
Rank this Week: 407

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Dec 18

    How to Ask for Feedback

    How to Ask for Feedback
    If you’ve ever had someone say to you, “Come in here and shut the door," because you "need some feedback" on that project you just finished, you may have an instant aversion to the word “feedback.” For many of us,…
  • Dec 17

    Bar Member? Be Your Own Advocate

    Bar Member? Be Your Own Advocate
    Forgive me, but I’m going to jump on my soapbox today. I’m a licensed attorney in Arizona and we have a mandatory bar, so all of us have to pay to play. In 2014, I paid $460 for my bar dues, and Arizona was ranked 10th in the…
  • Dec 16

    Best Way to Deal with a Jerk?

    Best Way to Deal with a Jerk?
    The associate walked into my office clearly upset and asked if we could talk. She closed the door and let loose: “George is such an asshole! He makes my life miserable and now he's given me a bad review!” She checked off the…
Rank this Week: 909

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Dec 18

    9th Circuit Upholds Issue Preclusion In Subsequent Derivative Suit

    9th Circuit Upholds Issue Preclusion In Subsequent Derivative Suit
    Derivative suits rarely arrive alone.  When something goes awry, directors and officers can be expected to see multiple suits based on demand futility as well as wrongful demand refusal.  Often, suits will be filed at different…
  • Dec 17

    Ninth Circuit Requires Particularity In All Elements Of Securities Fraud Pleading

    Ninth Circuit Requires Particularity In All Elements Of Securities Fraud Pleading
    Sometimes, I find it useful to take a step back and review the legal standard applicable to securities fraud claims under Section 10(b) and Rule 10b-5.  To stay in court, and securities litigation all about surviving motions to dismiss,…
  • Dec 16

    In Texas Can Some Shares Be More Equal Than Others?

    In Texas Can Some Shares Be More Equal Than Others?
    Although Rome before Augustus is often described as a republic, it was in many respects ruled by the wealthy who jealously guarded their power.  So it was with Rome’s comitia…
Rank this Week: 220

North Carolina Estate Planning…

North Carolina Estate Planning Blog

Covers legal issues relating to wealth transfer, asset preservation, probate, and taxation. By Greg Herman-Giddens of Trust Counsel, P.A.

http://www.ncestateplanningblog.com/
  • Dec 18

    3 Signs You Should Update Your Retirement Plan

    3 Signs You Should Update Your Retirement Plan
    Reports continue to show Americans are not saving enough for retirement. Some retirement account owners may miss out on opportunities that could help grow their assets, even if they are not contributing suggested amounts. TrustCounsel’s…
  • Dec 17

    Successor Trustee Responsibilitie

    Successor Trustee Responsibilitie
    When a trustee passes away or becomes incapacitated, a successor trustee must step forward. In addition to the trustee’s duties, a successor trustee is responsible for presenting an affidavit or certificate of trust that provides proof…
  • Dec 15

    Year-End Gifting to Charitie

    Year-End Gifting to Charitie
    The spirit of the holiday season is a generous one. According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, “The last few months of the year make up what is commonly called the Giving Season for the nonprofit community.” A…
Rank this Week: 576

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Dec 18

    The Legal Industry in 2015: 25+ Prediction

    The Legal Industry in 2015: 25+ Prediction
    Predictions about the future might appear to be difficult, but Niels Bohr, and perhaps three other influential people, might have been astonished to learn we have been fortunate to compile a long list of rather pragmatic predictions for the…
  • Dec 15

    Free Stocking Stuffers: Books of Jargon

    Free Stocking Stuffers: Books of Jargon
    If your corporate counsel isn't throwing around obscure legal terms, give them a copy of Latham & Watkins' "Book of Jargon—U.S. Corporate and Bank Finance." ; ; ; ; ; ; The post Free Stocking Stuffers: Books of Jargon…
  • Dec 12

    Surveys Suggest Law Firm Confidence at Year End

    Surveys Suggest Law Firm Confidence at Year End
    It’s simply remarkable just how much data is circulating in the legal industry about the state of things.  Last week we examined five law department surveys in the hunt for insights as we turn the corner into 2015. These studies…
Rank this Week: 138

New York Law Notes

New York Law Notes

Provides a summary of an Appellate Division case of special interest to New York practitioners.

http://drdiekman.podbean.com
  • Dec 18

    A physician's motion to dismiss a medical malpractice claim.

    A physician's motion to dismiss a medical malpractice claim.
    Practice point:  The physician-defendant's bare allegations which do not refute the specific factual allegations in the bill of particulars are insufficient to establish entitlement to judgment as a matter of law.Student note:  A…
  • Dec 17

    A collision with an unmarked police car.

    A collision with an unmarked police car.
    Practice point:  The Appellate Division affirmed the granting of the municipal defendant's motion for summary judgment in this action involving a collision between an unmarked police vehicle and a taxi.The police vehicle was an…
  • Dec 16

    A rear-end collision and a negligence claim.

    A rear-end collision and a negligence claim.
    Practice point:  One of several nonnegligent explanations for a rear-end collision may be a sudden stop of the lead vehicle.  However, vehicle stops which are foreseeable under the prevailing traffic conditions, even if sudden and…
Rank this Week: 389

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injuries to minors, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse & neglect, premises liability, products liability, and wrongful death. By Matthew D. Kaplan.

http://www.oregoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 17

    Little Noticed Provision in Spending Bill Spells Danger on Our Road

    Little Noticed Provision in Spending Bill Spells Danger on Our Road
    As members of Congress worked through the weekend to agree on a spending bill to keep the federal government operating a fair of amount of media attention focused on an unrelated provision that would weaken the regulations imposed on banks in…
  • Dec 11

    Oregon Study Unlocks Important TBI Secret

    Oregon Study Unlocks Important TBI Secret
    An OHSU study just published in a medical journal may have uncovered key evidence linking Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injuries and, more importantly, hinted at a way both can be addressed medically according to a recent…
  • Dec 5

    Lower Speed Limit Targets Cyclist

    Lower Speed Limit Targets Cyclist
    The New York Times reported this week on a decision targeting cyclists that might surprise some: “In the wake of two pedestrian deaths caused by collisions with bicycles, Central Park has lowered the speed limit for cars and bicycles to…
Rank this Week: 524

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Blogging resources, ideas and news for law firm bloggers. By Kevin O'Keefe.

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • Dec 17

    Why law firms ought not chase social media analytic

    Why law firms ought not chase social media analytic
    People want to measure everything, especially those things that they don’t understand. The use of social media by lawyers and law firms is no exception. More and more I hear of law firm initiatives to measure the impact of their social…
  • Dec 17

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Changes with Cuba, Tribes and Cannabis, Evolution of Shopping

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Changes with Cuba, Tribes and Cannabis, Evolution of Shopping
    In the big news of the day, legal or otherwise, the President announced today plans to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba. We have multiple legal takes in the Top 10 today. Total posts on the LexBlog Network: 184. Business with Cuba…
  • Dec 16

    Legal communications and marketing people not using social media

    Legal communications and marketing people not using social media
    I recently ran across a press release in my feeds from a legal marketing company sharing word of work they were doing in the legal technology arena. I was going to share word of what they were doing on Twitter. Before doing so I went to look…
Rank this Week: 14

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Dec 17

    Will Challenge Case Management & Summary Judgment

    Will Challenge Case Management & Summary Judgment
    As an Estates lawyer, not only is it important to understand the law surrounding Will challenges, but also the procedure involved in litigating such a dispute.  The recent Case Conference Memorandum No. 1 of D.M. Brown J. in the Estate…
  • Dec 17

    ‘Tis the Season of Giving

    ‘Tis the Season of Giving
    As the holidays quickly approach, Canadians begin to turn their minds to everything the holiday season brings – parties, food and drink, and quality time with others. During the holidays, people also think about charity- giving their…
  • Dec 16

    Hull on Estates #400 – Releases and the distribution of an estate

    Hull on Estates #400 – Releases and the distribution of an estate
    Listen to Hull on Estates #400 – Releases and the distribution of an estate Today on Hull on Estates, Paul Trudelle and Stuart Clark discuss the recent article “Release Me: An analysis of the law surrounding the use of releases in…
Rank this Week: 259

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Dec 17

    D&O Insurance: Eleventh Circuit Holds Insured v. Insured Exclusion’s Applicability to FDIC Failed Bank Claims Ambiguou

    D&O Insurance: Eleventh Circuit Holds Insured v. Insured Exclusion’s Applicability to FDIC Failed Bank Claims Ambiguou
    Going all the way back to the S&L crisis, a recurring insurance coverage issue that has arisen in the failed bank context has been the question of whether or not coverage for a claim brought by the FDIC in its capacity as receiver of a…
  • Dec 16

    Guest Post: Second Circuit Rules for Defendants in Landmark Insider Trading Case

    Guest Post: Second Circuit Rules for Defendants in Landmark Insider Trading Case
    In the following guest post, Susanna Buergel, Charles Davidow, Andrew Ehrlich, Brad Karp, Daniel Kramer, Richard Rosen and Audra Soloway, all of whom are litigation partners at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP who are…
  • Dec 15

    Up Next: Cyber Insurance Requirements for Banks?

    Up Next: Cyber Insurance Requirements for Banks?
    As I noted in a post last week, in a speech earlier this month in which she outlined the steps bank boards can take to address cybersecurity issues, Sarah Raskin, the second-ranking official at the U.S. Department of Treasury, laid out the…
Rank this Week: 126

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports, and other matters of general interest to the Houston business, professional, and academic communities. Published by Houston attorney Tom Kirkendall.

http://blog.kir.com/
Rank this Week: 356

iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D.

A site for lawyers using the iPhone. By Jeff Richardson.

http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/
  • Dec 17

    ILTA survey reveals extensive attorney iPad and iPhone use

    ILTA survey reveals extensive attorney iPad and iPhone use
    The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) is a peer networking organization for people who work in the legal technology field, such as the people who work in law firm IT departments. I know that the folks in my law firm's...
  • Dec 15

    Review: PDF Essentials for Lawyers by Ernie Svenson / MPU 230

    Review: PDF Essentials for Lawyers by Ernie Svenson / MPU 230
    I still remember the time, many years ago, when PDF documents seemed novel. Today, of course, most attorneys work with PDF documents just about every day, especially if you practice in federal court. And PDF is my preferred file format...
  • Dec 11

    In the new

    In the new
    It is the end of the year, so that means that it is time for the "best of 2014" lists. TechnoLawyer named its top 25 legal technology products of the year. There were two iOS-related products on the list: TrialPad...
Rank this Week: 852

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

Provides global food safety news & information. By Marler Clark LLP, PS.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Dec 17

    Videos Reveal 5 Common Food-Safety Mistake

    Videos Reveal 5 Common Food-Safety Mistake
    A team led by Christine Bruhn, Ph.D., food-safety expert and Institute of Food Technologists spokesperson, recently videotaped 120 consumers as they prepared a chicken and a salad in their homes. They found that, while many felt…
  • Dec 17

    Part 1: Are Raw Sprouts Safe?

    Part 1: Are Raw Sprouts Safe?
    (This article, focused on consumers, is by Julia Darnton and Phillip Tocco of Michigan State University Extension. It was originally posted here on Dec. 16, 2014, and is reposted with permission. Part 2, focused on growers, will appear…
  • Dec 17

    Merger of Two Meat Industry Associations Takes Effect Jan. 1

    Merger of Two Meat Industry Associations Takes Effect Jan. 1
    The new North American Meat Institute (NAMI) will be born right on schedule come New Year’s Day. NAMI is the product of the merger of the 108-year-old American Meat Institute (AMI) and the North American Meat Association (NAMA), with…
Rank this Week: 81

miabogadoenlinea.net

miabogadoenlinea.net

Notas de derecho mexicano y del mundo. Asesoría en derecho.

http://www.miabogadoenlinea.net
  • Dec 17

    Roban cámara de tráfico a policías en Roma

    Roban cámara de tráfico a policías en Roma
    A dos policías romanos el haber sucumbido a la tentación de una siesta en horas de trabajo les está costando una investigación administrativa y una posible sanción disciplinaria pues durante “la…
  • Dec 17

    Reducirán sanciones por sobornos en Rusia

    Reducirán sanciones por sobornos en Rusia
    El gobierno de Rusia presentó ante el Parlamento una iniciativa para modificar la ley anticorrupción reduciendo las multas que se imponen a quienes ofrezcan o reciban sobornos por debajo de los 150,000 rublos, equivalentes al…
  • Dec 17

    La historia del canadiense apátrida en el Yukón

    La historia del canadiense apátrida en el Yukón
    Donovan McGlaughlin es un hombre que dice haber nacido en Canadá hace 60 años pero que al no haber sido registrado y no tener acta de nacimiento, no solo es apátrida sino prácticamente inexistente para el estado…
Rank this Week: 247

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

Provides eDiscovery news, analysis and educational tips. By Trial Solutions.

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
  • Dec 17

    December Case Law Pop Quiz Answers! - eDiscovery Case Law

    December Case Law Pop Quiz Answers! - eDiscovery Case Law
    Yesterday, we gave you a pop quiz for the eDiscovery case law that we’ve covered since late October. If you’re reading the blog each day, these questions should be easy! Let's see how you did. Here are the…
  • Dec 16

    December Case Law Pop Quiz! - eDiscovery Case Law

    December Case Law Pop Quiz! - eDiscovery Case Law
    We have time for one more case law pop quiz before the end of the year – this one is customized to the case law that we’ve covered since late October. If you’re reading the blog each day, these questions should be easy! If…
  • Dec 15

    Image Isn't Everything, Court Says, Denying Plaintiff's Request for Imaging on Defendant's Hard Drives - eDiscovery Case Law

    Image Isn't Everything, Court Says, Denying Plaintiff's Request for Imaging on Defendant's Hard Drives - eDiscovery Case Law
    In Design Basics, LLC. v. Carhart Lumber Co., Nebraska Magistrate Judge Cheryl R. Zwart, after an extensive hearing on the plaintiff's motion to compel “full disk imaging of Defendant's hard drives, including Defendant's POS server,…
Rank this Week: 467

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

Covers biotech and pharma patent law and news. By McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP.

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Dec 17

    In re BRCA1- and BRCA2-based Hereditary Cancer Test Patent Litigation (Fed. Cir. 2014)

    In re BRCA1- and BRCA2-based Hereditary Cancer Test Patent Litigation (Fed. Cir. 2014)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- In a decision that will surprise no one (written by Judge Dyk, which made the conclusions foregone from the first page of the opinion), the Federal Circuit today affirmed the Utah District Court's decision denying Myriad…
  • Dec 17

    Impact of Interim Guidance on Business Method and Software Claim

    Impact of Interim Guidance on Business Method and Software Claim
    By Michael Borella -- On December 15, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published its 2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility. This Interim Guidance was the long-anticipated update to the Procedure for…
  • Dec 16

    USPTO Issues Interim Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility

    USPTO Issues Interim Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility
    By Donald Zuhn -- Earlier today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published its interim guidance regarding the examination of claims for subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 (which the Office announced yesterday) in the…
Rank this Week: 107

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

A forum for dialogue and networking among women lawyers and aspiring lawyers.

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Dec 17

    Law Student Perspective on Serial: Truth in the Criminal Justice System

    Law Student Perspective on Serial: Truth in the Criminal Justice System
    By now everyone has at least heard of the wildly successful podcast Serial.  I had been avoiding it for weeks because I knew it was the kind of show I would get obsessed with at the expense of my to-do list.  But last weekend I…
  • Dec 17

    Pre-Law Perspective on Serial: What is the evidence going to show?

    Pre-Law Perspective on Serial: What is the evidence going to show?
    Although I was late jumping on the Serial bandwagon, I was quickly hooked after listening to the first episode. If you haven’t been listening, I highly recommend taking sometime to catch up on the true crime story being shared in…
  • Dec 12

    8 Nights of Chanukah: Life Hacks for the Legal Mind

    8 Nights of Chanukah: Life Hacks for the Legal Mind
    The holiday ornaments are up in my office building’s lobby, so you know it’s official: festivus is nigh. As I somehow move into smaller and smaller apartments in this pastoral, no-name town that is San Francisco, my yearning for…
Rank this Week: 123

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Dec 17

    Grilling By Judges? It’s Not Just for Moot Court.

    Grilling By Judges? It’s Not Just for Moot Court.
    Perhaps it is because I just spent an enjoyable few weeks judging the Appellate Writing and Advocacy class moot court rounds, that lately I have taken a few detours while doing research. While reading some of the NSA phone data…
  • Dec 17

    Want to Have a Strong Legal Career? Find a Good Mentor.

    Want to Have a Strong Legal Career? Find a Good Mentor.
    This article in the ABA Student Lawyer Magazine discusses the benefits to having a mentor. A mentor can help you to acclimate to your new role as a lawyer.  A good mentor will make your life easier both at your office and in external…
  • Dec 17

    Student Reflects on Restorative Justice Program at Green Bay Prison

    Student Reflects on Restorative Justice Program at Green Bay Prison
    Student Jillian Dickson-Igl has put together these thoughtful reflections about her experience with the restorative justice program at the Green Bay Correctional Institution.    Back in October, I was fortunate enough to be able to…
Rank this Week: 891

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Dec 17

    Unfriendly Competition?: For-Profits and Nonprofit

    Unfriendly Competition?: For-Profits and Nonprofit
    As nonprofits and for-profits increasingly compete in the same fields, several legal issues are emerging. Two of the main issues are the following: (1) UBIT and (2) for-profit attempts to limit the market nonprofits can attract. Nonprofit…
  • Dec 17

    Belk v. Commissioner—4th Circuit Confirms That Swappable Conservation Easements Are Not Deductible

    Belk v. Commissioner—4th Circuit Confirms That Swappable Conservation Easements Are Not Deductible
    In Belk v. Commissioner, No. 13-2161 (Dec. 16, 2014), the 4th Circuit affirmed a Tax Court ruling that a conservation easement that authorized the parties to agree to “substitutions” or “swaps” (i.e., to remove some or all of the…
  • Dec 16

    Donor Refund Policy?

    Donor Refund Policy?
    Although charitable contributions traditionally have been perceived as a contract between the donor and the charity, donors who are displeased with how their funds have been used are asking for refunds according to a recent WSJ article. In…
Rank this Week: 853

RegBlog

RegBlog

A regulation blog, in affiliation with the Penn Program on Regulation. From the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

http://www.regblog.org/
Rank this Week: 236

FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
Rank this Week: 161

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

Features a daily dose of odd cases and strange laws. By Mesirow & Associates.

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Dec 17

    Sure Sounds Like This Dallas County Judge Is Not Bringing Her “A” Game

    Sure Sounds Like This Dallas County Judge Is Not Bringing Her “A” Game
    Perhaps it’s time to attend some of those judicial conferences and retreats? Maybe pick up a few things?  As reported by The Dallas Morning New: Earlier this year, [Judge Etta] Mullin made news when she refused to allow an attorney…
  • Dec 16

    Someone Had A REALLY Bad Courtroom Experience

    Someone Had A REALLY Bad Courtroom Experience
    Sure, there are many possible explanations. But The Juice is going with this one:  Someone had a REALLY bad day in court at some point in his or her life. As reported by WISC TV (at channel3000.com): Madison Mayor Paul Soglin said…
  • Dec 15

    The Music Was So Loud It Was Shaking Car Windows!

    The Music Was So Loud It Was Shaking Car Windows!
    If you’re neighbor asks you to turn down your window-shaking music and you don’t, you’re just a jerk. If a cop asks you and you don’t? You’re just not real smart.  As reported by The Review (East Liverpool,…
Rank this Week: 506

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Dec 17

    California Recalls Bleating Heart Cheese after Positive for Listeria

    California Recalls Bleating Heart Cheese after Positive for Listeria
    Bleating Heart Cheese (BHC) is conducting a voluntary recall of a few of its sheep milk and cow’s milk cheese produced in late May, late June and early July of... Continue Reading
  • Dec 17

    Suit Filed in E. coli Death

    Suit Filed in E. coli Death
    AP reports that our clients, Melissa and Andrew Kay, whose 8-year-old son Joshua died after eating ground beef contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 filed suit against Whole Foods Market and... Continue Reading
  • Dec 17

    Suit Filed in E. coli Death

    Suit Filed in E. coli Death
    AP reports that our clients, Melissa and Andrew Kay, whose 8-year-old son Joshua died after eating ground beef contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 filed suit against Whole Foods Market and... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 53

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Dec 17

    Supreme Court effectively invites police to be rusty on the law.

    Supreme Court effectively invites police to be rusty on the law.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best possible results…
  • Dec 11

    My old law firm sues Bill Cosby for libel. With libel, I only defend.

    My old law firm sues Bill Cosby for libel. With libel, I only defend.
       By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best…
  • Dec 9

    Today is Human Rights Day. Take action daily.

    Today is Human Rights Day. Take action daily.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best possible results…
Rank this Week: 136

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.listeriablog.com/
  • Dec 17

    Sheep Milk and Cow’s Milk Cheese Recalled

    Sheep Milk and Cow’s Milk Cheese Recalled
    Bleating Heart Cheese (BHC) is conducting a voluntary recall of a few of its sheep milk and cow’s milk cheese produced in late May, late June and early July of... Continue Reading
  • Dec 10

    Listeria Recall – Fresh Curd

    Listeria Recall – Fresh Curd
    Global Garlic Inc. is recalling De Mi Pais products – Cuajada Fresca (Fresh Curd) and Cuajada Olanchana (Fresh Curd) – due to possible contamination with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. The... Continue Reading
  • Nov 25

    Henry’s Farm Inc. is recalling their soybean sprouts due to a possible Listeria health risk

    Henry’s Farm Inc. is recalling their soybean sprouts due to a possible Listeria health risk
    Food safety specialists from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services have warned consumers not to eat Soybean Sprouts from Henry’s Farm Inc. of Woodford, Va. The company is... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 617

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

Covers food poisoning and foodborne illness outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Dec 17

    Listeria Recall: Bleating Heart Cheese

    Listeria Recall: Bleating Heart Cheese
    Bleating Heart Cheese (BHC) is conducting a voluntary recall of a few of its sheep milk and cow’s milk cheese produced in late May, late June and early July of 2014, based on sampling by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) that…
  • Dec 17

    Another Sprout Outbreak – We need a Warning Label, says Marler

    Another Sprout Outbreak – We need a Warning Label, says Marler
    William Marler, an attorney specializing in food safety, warns about the danger of sprouts and that they are not as “healthy” as they seem – Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania hardest hit. Another sprout-related…
  • Dec 17

    Marler Clark Files Massachusetts E. coli Case

    Marler Clark Files Massachusetts E. coli Case
    AP reports that our clients, Melissa and Andrew Kay, whose 8-year-old son Joshua died after eating ground beef contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 filed suit against Whole Foods Market and Doniphan, Missouri-based Rain Crow Ranch, according to…
Rank this Week: 111

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment discrimination, severance, wage violations, sexual harassment and civil rights. By The Harman Firm, P.C.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 772

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Local facility to house homeless sex offender

    Local facility to house homeless sex offender
    12-17-2014 Ohio: MANSFIELD – The Richland County Community Corrections Board approved a change Wednesday to admit some homeless county sex offenders to a local facility. Nothing Into Something Real Estate is a faith-based nonprofit agency…
  • Dec 16

    Parks Board decision on restricting sex offenders pushed back

    Parks Board decision on restricting sex offenders pushed back
    12-15-2014 Indiana: Enforcement remains a concern for several Vigo County Park Board members, as the board on Monday continued its discussion of whether or not people listed on the state’s sex offender registry should be banned from…
  • Dec 15

    R.I. prison system lacks resources to care for mentally ill inmate

    R.I. prison system lacks resources to care for mentally ill inmate
    12-15-2014 Rhode Island: CRANSTON — To reach D-mod, a specialized unit at the High Security Center of the Adult Correctional Institutions, you must pass through a series of steel doors manned by guards inside fortified control booths. You…
Rank this Week: 21

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 15

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Dec 17

    Throwing Stones from the Glass House: The View of U.S. Human Rights Violations from Iran

    Throwing Stones from the Glass House: The View of U.S. Human Rights Violations from Iran
    Iranian state-controlled news media have been having an extended field day recently, gleefully reporting on the ever-unfolding news about human rights violations committed by agents of the U.S. government. These include of course the…
  • Dec 17

    Chelsea Manning: ‘Why speaking out is worth the risk’

    Chelsea Manning: ‘Why speaking out is worth the risk’
    From her prison cell in Kansas, Chelsea Manning tells Amnesty International why speaking out against injustice can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
  • Dec 16

    An Obligation to Seek Justice for CIA Torture

    An Obligation to Seek Justice for CIA Torture
    The Senate torture report alleges several grave abuses – such as use of rectal feeding and rehydration in the absence of medical necessity – that were not authorized by even the dubious legal memos, and thus do not fit the…
Rank this Week: 45

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers various accident and injury accident topics. By Farber Law Group.

http://www.seattlecaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 17

    19-year-old faces vehicular homicide in Puyallup bicycle accident death

    19-year-old faces vehicular homicide in Puyallup bicycle accident death
    A Puyallup teen faces upgraded charges of vehicular homicide after the bicycle accident victim that she hit on November 24 died on December 9th of the injuries he sustained in the accident. Kallie James had been charged with vehicular…
  • Dec 15

    Driver faces vehicle assault charges after Bellevue car accident

    Driver faces vehicle assault charges after Bellevue car accident
    A 25-year-old Bellevue man is under arrest and faces charges of Vehicular Assault after he struck a car and seriously injured a 40-year-old Bellevue man in the 15400 block of Lake Hills Boulevard in Bellevue. The injured man was seriously…
  • Dec 8

    Female pedestrian killed near Vancouver mall

    Female pedestrian killed near Vancouver mall
    A motorist who may have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs struck and killed a pedestrian in Vancouver, Washington on Monday morning. The pedestrian, a woman, was killed on Andresen Road near Northeast Vancouver Mall Drive. The…
Rank this Week: 687

David M. Benenfeld Blog

David M. Benenfeld Blog

Covers Florida accidents and injury law.

http://www.injurylawservice.com/blog/
  • Dec 17

    What to Do When a Parking Lot Collision in Florida Occur

    What to Do When a Parking Lot Collision in Florida Occur
    The time period between Thanksgiving and Christmas is the busiest shopping time of the year, which makes parking lots the busiest as well. When parking lots are crowded with cars, trucks, SUVs, and pedestrians, it is likely that a parking lot…
  • Dec 13

    How Fires Occur in Wheelchairs Leading to Fatal Injuries in Florida

    How Fires Occur in Wheelchairs Leading to Fatal Injuries in Florida
    Motorized wheelchairs are wonderful for people who cannot walk or get around on their own. They help make the impossible possible for many people; however, some electric wheelchairs have caught on fire and caused fatal injuries.…
  • Dec 9

    The Reality of Struck-by Vehicle Accidents on Florida Work Site

    The Reality of Struck-by Vehicle Accidents on Florida Work Site
    Did you know that one in four fatalities involving a person struck by a vehicle is a construction worker? It’s true, according to OSHA. In fact, these types of deadly work accidents involve construction workers—more than any other…
Rank this Week: 678

ExportLawBlog

ExportLawBlog

Covers the laws governing exports from the United States with an emphasis on export regulations administered by the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and the Office of Foreign Assets Control. By Clif Burns, Carolyn

http://www.exportlawblog.com
  • Dec 17

    Don’t Light Up Those Cubans Just Yet

    Don’t Light Up Those Cubans Just Yet
    President Obama today announced his intention to make some changes in U.S. sanctions on Cuba. Although these changes fall far short of lifting the embargo completely, the usual suspects on the Hill have already started the wailing and…
  • Dec 16

    The Shoot Blanks, Don’t They?

    The Shoot Blanks, Don’t They?
    In case you were wondering, rifles that shoot blanks are still rifles and are covered by Category I of the United States Munitions List.  So, film producers shooting at foreign locations may need to get from the State Department’s…
  • Dec 10

    Expressio Unius Est Exclusio Alterius: E Pluribus (License Conditions) Unum

    Expressio Unius Est Exclusio Alterius: E Pluribus (License Conditions) Unum
    The Bureau of Industry and Security has announced that, starting on December 8, a new license condition will appear on all validated licenses. That condition reads as follows: Unless limited by a condition set forth below, the export,…
Rank this Week: 829

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 176

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Dec 17

    Celebrating Divorce Is a New Hot Busine

    Celebrating Divorce Is a New Hot Busine
    Divorce is increasingly being seen as less shameful and more liberating. With the rise in acceptance that accompanies this new life milestone comes the rise new celebrations for the end of a marriage with. One of the ways people are…
  • Dec 16

    Why is Divorce Better than an Unhappy Marriage?

    Why is Divorce Better than an Unhappy Marriage?
    There is no lack of publications that write about the trauma of divorce on children and the ways that divorcing parents can shield their children from the negative effects of divorce. It is claimed that children of divorce are more likely to…
  • Dec 15

    How to Protect Finances in a Later-In-Life Divorce

    How to Protect Finances in a Later-In-Life Divorce
    What are some things I should know? If you are seeking a later in life divorce, the financial implications for dissolving your marriage are more serious than those divorcing at an earlier age. The older you are, the less chance you have to…
Rank this Week: 338

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

Features news and commentary on the practice of law before the California Supreme Court. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://www.atthelectern.com/
  • Dec 17

    California’s independent constitution

    California’s independent constitution
    The Fall/Winter 2014 newsletter of the California Supreme Court Historical Society (I serve on the Society’s board) is available online.  It includes two articles about the California constitution from authoritative sources. Chief…
  • Dec 16

    Governor Brown defends his appointment of Leondra Kruger to the California Supreme Court

    Governor Brown defends his appointment of Leondra Kruger to the California Supreme Court
    In interviews with California legal newspapers published today, Governor Jerry Brown has defended Leondra R. Kruger, his most recent appointee to the state Supreme Court. The governor’s remarks come a week before Ms. Kruger’s…
  • Dec 14

    Willie Brown is “Puzzled over Jerry Brown’s East Coast nominee for Supreme Court”

    Willie Brown is “Puzzled over Jerry Brown’s East Coast nominee for Supreme Court”
    Willie Brown, a California political legend as Assembly speaker and San Francisco mayor, in today’s San Francisco Chronicle asks about Governor Jerry Brown’s appointment of Washington, D.C., resident Leondra Kruger to the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 850

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Dec 17

    BLS – Work Experience of the Populations 2013

    BLS – Work Experience of the Populations 2013
    “A total of 157.0 million persons worked at some point during 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported [December 16, 2014]. The proportion of the civilian noninstitutional population age 16 and over who worked at…
  • Dec 17

    Option-Based Credit Spread

    Option-Based Credit Spread
    Culp, Christopher L. and Nozawa, Yoshio and Veronesi, Pietro, Option-Based Credit Spreads (December 15, 2014). Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2538876 “Theoretically, corporate debt is economically equivalent to…
  • Dec 17

    Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement

    Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement
    December 17, 2014: “Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in October suggests that economic activity is expanding at a moderate pace. Labor market conditions improved further, with solid job gains and a lower…
Rank this Week: 25

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
  • Dec 17

    Access the latest Sociology Research, Routledge

    Access the latest Sociology Research, Routledge
    Explore the Virtual Special Issue: Anthropology Beyond Boundaries Anthropology has a long and deep relationship with the journal Economy and Society that stretches from its first issues. Within its pages ethnography has been brought to bear…
  • Dec 16

    Human rights awareness month case map

    Human rights awareness month case map
    To raise the awareness on human rights, Oxford University Press have recently produced a map of pins indicating 50 key human rights international cases from around the world, http://blog.oup.com/2014/12/human-rights-awareness-month-case-map/,…
  • Dec 15

    Latest news from Migration Policy Institute

    Latest news from Migration Policy Institute
    It’s that time of year again, when the Migration Policy Institute’s online journal, the Migration Information Source, kicks off its annual countdown of the Top 10 Migration Issues of 2014. This year,  Migration Policy…
Rank this Week: 71

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Dec 17

    Seeking Relief from a Lien or Levy Pending an Appeal (New York)

    Seeking Relief from a Lien or Levy Pending an Appeal (New York)
    Upon an appeal of a money judgment, and upon the purchase of a bond, CPLR § 5204 provides the judgment debtor with potential "suspension" of judgment enforcement, including the cancellation of levies and releasing of liens. The court…
  • Dec 16

    Can a Default Judgment Effect a Lien on my Home?

    Can a Default Judgment Effect a Lien on my Home?
    You better believe debt buyers and collection lawyers are looking for your money and property to satisfy their default judgment. First, they'll seek to restrain ("freeze") your bank accounts, which forces you to turn over money out of sheer…
  • Dec 14

    Judgment Creditor versus Transferee: Who Has Rights to the Money/Property?

    Judgment Creditor versus Transferee: Who Has Rights to the Money/Property?
    This blog entry is part of a series that simplifies each section of New York CPLR Article 52, "Enforcement of Money Judgments." There are 53 sections in Article 52. This entry is the 2nd of 53. For a living, I fight judgment creditors,…
Rank this Week: 466

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Covers Utah criminal law and Constitutional issues. By Clayton A. Simms, LLC.

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Dec 17

    Collateral Consequences Addressed by Website, Legislation

    Collateral Consequences Addressed by Website, Legislation
    While finding out the fines and prison sentences for a criminal conviction may be easily done without the need for contacting an attorney, one area that many people aren’t aware of before going into a trial (or after being convicted)…
  • Dec 15

    Burglary Charges for Man Who Used Truck as Part of Crime

    Burglary Charges for Man Who Used Truck as Part of Crime
    A man was arrested early Sunday morning, Dec. 14, after being caught in the act of burglary. He had used his truck to force entry into the business where he was caught, but apparently it wasn’t his first act of burglary committed that…
  • Dec 10

    North Carolina Lawyer Suspended for Sexting Client

    North Carolina Lawyer Suspended for Sexting Client
    A North Carolina lawyer was recently suspended for five years after accusations of sending sexually explicit texts, a practice known as sexting, to clients. In addition, the Disciplinary Commission of the North Carolina State Bar found that…
Rank this Week: 461

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: 148