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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 23

    How Branding Works (And Why Law Firms Should Care)

    How Branding Works (And Why Law Firms Should Care)
    In the olden days we weren’t allowed to say the M word (marketing) within 50 meters of a law firm because it was considered too unprofessional and trendy. Now, Partners throw around the B word (branding) like there’s no tomorrow!…
  • Sep 22

    Finding and Effectively Using an Expert Witne

    Finding and Effectively Using an Expert Witne
    In the summer of 2016, author Simek had the pleasure of joining a Pennsylvania Bar Association panel comprised of both testifying experts and judges to explore how to find and effectively use a good expert. It seemed to author Nelson, sitting…
  • Sep 21

    Cloud Computing: It’s All Good – or Mostly Good

    Cloud Computing: It’s All Good – or Mostly Good
    A ZDNet article entitled Cloud computing: Four reasons why companies are choosing public over private or hybrid clouds makes a case for the value of the public cloud. The reasons: Innovation comes as standard with the public cloud Flexibility…
Rank this Week: 84

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Sep 23

    Common Law in the Age of Arbitration

    Common Law in the Age of Arbitration
    Myriam Gilles, The Day Doctrine Died: Private Arbitration and the End of Law, 2016 U. Ill. L. Rev. 371 (2016).Allan ErbsenJudge-made law is dynamic. Rules adapt to innovations in technology, trends in human behavior and markets, and nascent…
  • Sep 22

    Law, Legend, and Forgotten Histories of Survivance

    Law, Legend, and Forgotten Histories of Survivance
    Katrina Jagodinsky, Legal Codes and Talking Trees: Indigenous Women’s Sovereignty in the Sonoran and Puget Sound Borderlands, 1854-1946 (2016).Karen TaniIn 2016, legal history is a capacious field – one with a catholic view of…
  • Sep 21

    Whistling for the Dog in Affirmative Action

    Whistling for the Dog in Affirmative Action
    Reviewing Khiara Bridges, The Deserving Poor, The Undeserving Poor and Class-Based Affirmative Action, 66 Emory L.J. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Daria RoithmayrThe link between race and class inequality is a hot topic. The top two…
Rank this Week: 124

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

Covers the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. By John L. Welch.

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 23

    TTAB Test: How Did These Four Section 2(d) Appeals Turn Out?

    TTAB Test: How Did These Four Section 2(d) Appeals Turn Out?
    I once heard a TTAB judge say that the outcome of most Section 2(d) likelihood of confusion cases may be predicted just by looking at the marks and the identified goods/services, without more. Well, try that approach on these four recent…
  • Sep 22

    Christopher Larkin Appointed As TTAB Administrative Trademark Judge

    Christopher Larkin Appointed As TTAB Administrative Trademark Judge
    Christopher Larkin has been appointed to the position of Administrative Trademark Judge at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. His appointment brings the total number of TTAB judges to 26. Christopher Larkin comes to the Board from his…
  • Sep 21

    Erik Pelton's Report on Sept. 16th TPAC Meeting

    Erik Pelton's Report on Sept. 16th TPAC Meeting
    A tip of the fedora to FOTTABlog Erik M. Pelton, who once again provides a report (here) on the latest meeting of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (a/k/a TPAC). Note particularly the slides provided at the end of Erik's blog post. With…
Rank this Week: 128

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

Covers North Carolina criminal law and procedure. From the UNC School of Government.

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • Sep 23

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    Protests erupted in Charlotte this week in response to an officer-involved shooting of a black man, Keith Lamont Scott, on Tuesday afternoon.  The protests, which have caused law enforcement officers to don riot gear and use tear gas to…
  • Sep 22

    State v. Lindsey:  Another Close Call on Probable Cause for DWI

    State v. Lindsey:  Another Close Call on Probable Cause for DWI
    Do the following facts provide probable cause to arrest for impaired driving? An officer pulls behind a vehicle at a stoplight around 3 a.m. and sees that its registration is expired.  He activates his blue lights, and the defendant…
  • Sep 21

    All the Probation Effective Date

    All the Probation Effective Date
    Any person, felon or misdemeanant, can be on probation for up to 5 years. In some cases—assuming you did the extension just right—probation could be as long as 8 years. So, there are some pretty old probation cases hanging around.…
Rank this Week: 696

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Sep 23

    Hillary, or The Donald: A voting guide for employer

    Hillary, or The Donald: A voting guide for employer
    As our regular readers know, Employment & Labor Insider is a non-partisan blog. But with the first Presidential debate coming on Monday night, I thought it would be helpful to look at the two major presidential candidates and their…
  • Sep 22

    There’s a new Sheriff in town: The politics and pitfalls of patronage dismissals (Part 2 of 2)

    There’s a new Sheriff in town: The politics and pitfalls of patronage dismissals (Part 2 of 2)
    NOTE FROM ROBIN: This is the second and final installment in a series on the law regarding patronage dismissals in public sector employment by Damon Kitchen, head of our public sector industry group. In last week’s…
  • Sep 21

    Contractor settles with OFCCP for more than $250K

    Contractor settles with OFCCP for more than $250K
    Louise Davies is an Affirmative Action Paralegal in Constangy’s Winston-Salem, North Carolina, office. For more than 15 years, she has helped employers develop affirmative action plans and respond to audits and on-site investigations by…
Rank this Week: 624

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/
Rank this Week: 4

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

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

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
Rank this Week: 112

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

Covers personal injury law issues and topics, including medical malpractice, product liability, and worker's compensation.

http://www.chicagoinjuryattorneyblog.com/blog/
  • Sep 23

    Knowing Your Auto Insurance Policy Could Help After an Accident

    Knowing Your Auto Insurance Policy Could Help After an Accident
    Chicago Attorneys Assisting with Insurance Claims There are an estimated five million motor accidents that occur each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). If you are involved in an accident,…
  • Sep 20

    Proving Your Truck Accident Case Using Data from the Black Box

    Proving Your Truck Accident Case Using Data from the Black Box
    Serving Victims of Truck Accidents in the Chicago Area According to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, out of the 411,000 reported crashes involving large commercial vehicles in 2014, there were…
  • Sep 16

    Distracted Driving – How to Break the Habit

    Distracted Driving – How to Break the Habit
    Chicago Attorneys Serving Victims of Distracted Drivers Distracted driving is something that is 100 percent preventable; yet, it is still a growing problem in the United States. More drivers are finding themselves distracted behind the wheel,…
Rank this Week: 335

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/
  • Sep 23

    SEC Overlooks Nevada’s Transfer Agent Licensing Law

    SEC Overlooks Nevada’s Transfer Agent Licensing Law
    Transfer agents provide a number of crucial services, primarily for publicly traded companies.  Among other responsibilities, they maintain ownership records, record security transfers, issue and cancel certificates and distribute…
  • Sep 22

    Does California Corporate Law Really Govern 20% of All Public Companies?

    Does California Corporate Law Really Govern 20% of All Public Companies?
    On Tuesday, the Deal Professor (aka Berkeley Law School Professor Steven Davidoff Solomon) wrote an interesting column for The New York Times’ Dealb%k.  According to the Professor, California is the headquarters state for 20%…
  • Sep 21

    Can Limited Partnerships Have Officers?

    Can Limited Partnerships Have Officers?
    Can limited partnerships have officers?  In many cases, individuals with officer titles will actually be officers of the general partner.  My question is whether a limited partnership itself may have officers. Two provisions of…
Rank this Week: 172

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 317

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

Discusses tax law, tax legislation, and other IRS tax happenings. By Kreig Mitchell.

http://www.irstaxtrouble.com/category/tax-blog/
  • Sep 22

    Substantial Compliance vs. Strict Compliance: Charitable Deduction Survives Foot Fault

    Substantial Compliance vs. Strict Compliance: Charitable Deduction Survives Foot Fault
    There are a number of cases where taxpayers have had to pay more tax than they should due to technical foot faults. These cases often come up when the IRS employees believe that their job is to look for strict compliance (100%) rather than…
  • Sep 18

    Payments to Ex-Spouse Were Alimony Despite Missing Language in Agreement

    Payments to Ex-Spouse Were Alimony Despite Missing Language in Agreement
    Tax issues are often the last thing that spouses consider when going through a divorce. In other cases, one spouse plans for the tax issues and the other does not. This appears to have been the situation in Leslie v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo.…
  • Sep 12

    Taxes Remitted to the U.S. Virgin Islands in Error Were Not Compulsory Payment

    Taxes Remitted to the U.S. Virgin Islands in Error Were Not Compulsory Payment
    One of the common issues that comes up on audit is whether payments to foreign governments are creditable for purposes of the U.S. foreign tax credit (“FTC”). This often hinges on whether the payments were…
Rank this Week: 672

RegBlog

RegBlog

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

http://www.regblog.org/
  • Sep 22

    The Regulatory Week in Review: September 23, 2016

    The Regulatory Week in Review: September 23, 2016
    The Department of Transportation releases guidelines for autonomous vehicles, the Department of Labor's overtime rule faces multiple legal challenges, and more...
  • Sep 21

    LA Cracks Down on “Unreasonable” Water Use

    LA Cracks Down on “Unreasonable” Water Use
    City ordinance amendment institutes harsher penalties for those who flout water restrictions amid drought.
  • Sep 20

    Reforming the Federal Reserve System

    Reforming the Federal Reserve System
    Penn scholar explains the role, structure, and possible changes to the Federal Reserve System.
Rank this Week: 244

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Sep 22

    Prosecution roundup

    Prosecution roundup
    Fourth Circuit will review forfeiture case of “pre-conviction, pre-trial restraint of untainted property” [Ilya Shapiro, Cato] “Voodoo Science in the Courtroom: The U.S. has relied on flawed forensic-evidence techniques for…
  • Sep 22

    NYPD: accounting for all the cash we seize would crash our server

    NYPD: accounting for all the cash we seize would crash our server
    “The New York City Police Department takes in millions of dollars in cash each year as evidence, often keeping the money through a procedure called civil forfeiture. But as New York City lawmakers pressed for greater transparency into…
  • Sep 21

    Cato audio: a stalled Supreme Court?

    Cato audio: a stalled Supreme Court?
    I join Trevor Burrus and Caleb Brown in this Cato Audio (34:32) on the Supreme Court, last term and this, in transition from the Scalia era to whatever is coming next. Tags: on TV and radio, Supreme Court Cato audio: a stalled Supreme Court?…
Rank this Week: 61

Verdict

Verdict

Provides legal analysis and commentary on topical legal news and cases.

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Sep 22

    In a Case with Blockbuster Potential, Detroit School Children Assert a Federal Constitutional Right to Literacy

    In a Case with Blockbuster Potential, Detroit School Children Assert a Federal Constitutional Right to Literacy
    University of Illinois dean and law professor Vikram David Amar takes an early look at Gary B. v. Snyder, a case recently filed in federal district court that addresses a child’s fundamental right to literacy. Amar explains how the…
  • Sep 21

    Good Economic News Is Good for Clinton and Bad for Trump

    Good Economic News Is Good for Clinton and Bad for Trump
    George Washington law professor and economist Neil H. Buchanan revisits Donald Trump’s proposed economic policies in his latest column. Buchanan summarizes these policies and explains why they are counterintuitive to the reality of…
  • Sep 20

    The Future of the Supreme Court, Regardless of Who Wins the Election

    The Future of the Supreme Court, Regardless of Who Wins the Election
    Cornell University law professor Michael C. Dorf explains what can be deduced about the Supreme Court's future, even before the 2016 US presidential election. Dorf references the role that the Court plays in American public life while also…
Rank this Week: 932

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Sep 22

    BALCA Affirms Denial Where Employer’s Agent Signed Recruitment Report

    BALCA Affirms Denial Where Employer’s Agent Signed Recruitment Report
    BALCA upheld the denial of the labor certification where the recruitment report was signed by an agent, rather than the employer, in direct violation of 20 CFR §656.17(g)(1), which requires either the employer or its representative…
  • Sep 22

    BIA Determines Evidentiary Value of Direct Sibling-to-Sibling DNA Test Result

    BIA Determines Evidentiary Value of Direct Sibling-to-Sibling DNA Test Result
    In a precedent decision issued today, the BIA held that direct sibling-to-sibling DNA test results reflecting a 99.5 percent degree of certainty or higher that a full sibling biological relationship exists should be accepted and…
  • Sep 22

    USCIS Workload Transfer

    USCIS Workload Transfer
    USCIS posted an alert today that it is transferring certain petitions for L-1 nonimmigrant status (and accompanying I-539s and I-765s for L-2 derivatives) from the VSC to the CSC, and is similarly transferring certain H-1B…
Rank this Week: 88

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Sep 22

    Yeda Research and Development Co. v. Abbott GmbH & Co. (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    Yeda Research and Development Co. v. Abbott GmbH & Co. (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Before the Supreme Court's recent forays into the topic of subject matter eligibility in patent law, the most contentious line of cases (from the Federal Circuit) concerned the written description requirement of Section…
  • Sep 21

    Iron Gate Security, Inc. v. Lowe's Companies, Inc. (S.D.N.Y. 2016)

    Iron Gate Security, Inc. v. Lowe's Companies, Inc. (S.D.N.Y. 2016)
    By Michael Borella -- Iron Gate, holder of U.S. Patent No. 7,203,693, sued Lowe's in the Southern District of New York, alleging infringement. Lowe's moved to dismiss under Rule 12(b)(6), contending that the claims of the patent failed to…
  • Sep 20

    LifeNet Health v. LifeCell Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    LifeNet Health v. LifeCell Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- The complexities that can be attendant on defending against an infringement allegation, and the possibility that a straightforward path to non-infringement can be complicated by claim construction even for terms…
Rank this Week: 633

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
  • Sep 22

    Cal. Supreme Court to Hear Hernandez v. Restoration Hardware Appeal

    Cal. Supreme Court to Hear Hernandez v. Restoration Hardware Appeal
    Professional objectors make a handsome living exploiting the flaws in class action rules, particularly regarding the objector’s right to appeal. While well-taken objections focus on deficiencies in a settlement that the court may have…
  • Sep 14

    McLean v. State of CA: Prompt Payment of Final Wages Required for Employees Who Retire

    McLean v. State of CA: Prompt Payment of Final Wages Required for Employees Who Retire
    On August 18, 2016, the California Supreme Court unanimously held that the statutory provisions requiring the prompt payment of final wages apply not only to employees who quit their employment, but also employees who retire. McLean v. State…
  • Sep 7

    9th Cir. Passes on Opportunity to Clarify Tobacco II Pleading Requirement

    9th Cir. Passes on Opportunity to Clarify Tobacco II Pleading Requirement
    In Haskins v. Symantec Corp., No. 14-16141 (9th Cir. June 20, 2016) (slip op. available here), a three-page unpublished opinion, the Ninth Circuit came to the unremarkable conclusion that a plaintiff bringing fraudulent advertising claims…
Rank this Week: 309

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

Covers estate taxes, payroll taxes, sales taxes, tax evasion and tax fraud. By Russ Fox.

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Sep 22

    As the Caesars Turn

    As the Caesars Turn
    There have been more developments in the Caesars bankruptcy. First, Caesars Entertainment said it is offering an additional $1.6 billion for junior creditors of Caesars Entertainment Operating Company (CEOC) in the contentious bankruptcy. The…
  • Sep 20

    A New Scam: Mailed “IRS” Notice

    A New Scam: Mailed “IRS” Notice
    Something else to be wary of: Imitation IRS notices. Today I saw an “IRS” notice that looked almost real. The notice had the normal headers, and the terminology was just about right. The notice was supposedly from the Austin…
  • Sep 14

    The Tax King Goes to Prison

    The Tax King Goes to Prison
    The Tax King—at least, the St. Louis version thereof—is heading to ClubFed. Eyob Tilahun owned the Tax King tax preparation firm in the St. Louis area. He wasn’t charging low prices; his typical fee was $400 to $650. And he…
Rank this Week: 373

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Sep 22

    International Migration Outlook 2016

    International Migration Outlook 2016
    “The 2016 edition of the International Migration Outlook analyses recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and selected non-OECD countries, and looks at the evolution of the labour market outcomes of…
  • Sep 22

    NISO Releases Altmetrics Recommended Practice

    NISO Releases Altmetrics Recommended Practice
    “The National Information Standards Organization has published NISO RP-25-2016, Outputs of the NISO Alternative Assessment Project. This recommended practice on altmetrics, an expansion of the tools available for measuring the scholarly…
  • Sep 22

    Census of Problem-Solving Courts, 2012

    Census of Problem-Solving Courts, 2012
    Suzanne M. Strong, Ph.D., Ramona R. Rantala, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Tracey Kyckelhahn, Ph.D., Former BJS Statistician. September 15, 2016. NCJ 249803 “Describes type, location, and characteristics of all known problem-solving…
Rank this Week: 54

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 535

Blog Droit International par…

Blog Droit International par Cabinet d'Avocat Francophone de Floride

Blog du cabinet d'avocat et conseil juridique francophone, en francais. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://avocatflorideblog.com
  • Sep 22

    Retard Enorme à l’Immigration aux USA

    Retard Enorme à l’Immigration aux USA
    Il est plus important que jamais pour vous de vous assurer que votre demande d’immigration a bien été déposée comme il faut. Le gouvernement fédéral a récemment annoncé que le…
  • Sep 18

    Fraude à l’Immigration aux USA

    Fraude à l’Immigration aux USA
    Il y a eu de nombreux rapports récemment sur une fraude à l’immigration aux États-Unis. Les fraudeurs appellent et envoient des courriels frauduleux ciblant des immigrés vivant aux États-Unis. Les…
  • Sep 15

    Préclusion Promissoire Expliquée

    Préclusion Promissoire Expliquée
    Ceci est une série d’articles sur les termes du contrat pour vous aider à comprendre mieux votre entreprise. Pour voir l’article précédent dans cette série, cliquez sur ce lien : Article 1,…
Rank this Week: 262

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Sep 22

    Judge Slaps FEC for Erroneous Analysis of Political Committee

    Judge Slaps FEC for Erroneous Analysis of Political Committee
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Judge Christopher R. Cooper (D.D.C.) ruled earlier this week that the controlling members of the FEC applied the wrong legal analysis in concluding that two groups were not "political…
  • Sep 21

    Tenther States Claim Sovereign Right Not to Pay Employees Overtime

    Tenther States Claim Sovereign Right Not to Pay Employees Overtime
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Twenty-one states, led by Texas, sued the federal government this week over the Labor Department's new overtime rule. The complaint, which argues that the rule violates the Tenth Amendment and…
  • Sep 21

    District Court Orders Texas to Halt its Nonsense Over Voter ID

    District Court Orders Texas to Halt its Nonsense Over Voter ID
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School After the Fifth Circuit ruled this summer that Texas's voter ID law violated the Voting Rights Act, and after a district court ordered the state to educate voters on voting requirements in light...
Rank this Week: 880

Michael Ehline's Accident Lawsuit…

Michael Ehline's Accident Lawsuit Center

Focuses on personal injury accidents.

http://accidentlawfirmblog.lawyer/
  • Sep 22

    Hillary Clinton Defaults in Benghazi Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    Hillary Clinton Defaults in Benghazi Wrongful Death Lawsuit
    The court waits for a motion from either party. Because the action has no immediate penalty. Klayman said the case is not for political reasons. The case won't be decided until after the election, he said. Don't we wish we were above the law…
  • Sep 13

    Understanding The Wrongful Death Claim

    Understanding The Wrongful Death Claim
    A person can have a waiver signed by participants. So this provides a degree of protection against lawsuits of wrongful death. Speak to Ehline Law Wrongful Death Lawyer to learn more. 888.400.9721. The post Understanding The Wrongful Death…
  • Jun 30

    Pedestrian Killed in Oceanside DUI Collision

    Pedestrian Killed in Oceanside DUI Collision
    Here is a reminder that people on foot near roadways must be especially vigilant. The collision resulting in a man’s death in Oceanside occurred in the 4000 block of Mission Avenue at approximately 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Suspected of DUI…
Rank this Week: 783

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Sep 22

    Guest Post: Ninth Circuit Clarifies What Might Trigger SOX 304 Disgorgement

    Guest Post: Ninth Circuit Clarifies What Might Trigger SOX 304 Disgorgement
    Among the many issues arising under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act are questions surrounding disgorgement under Section 304, particularly questions concerning what actions and whose actions might trigger disgorgement. In the following guest post,…
  • Sep 21

    Cybersecurity Disclosure Practices: What’s Up With That?

    Cybersecurity Disclosure Practices: What’s Up With That?
    Cybersecurity has been and remains one of the hot topics in corporate governance. Several federal regulatory agencies, including the SEC, have made it clear that cybersecurity is a high priority item and at the top of their agenda. The…
  • Sep 20

    The Global Rise in Collective Investor Action

    The Global Rise in Collective Investor Action
    As I noted in my recent round up of current trends in the world of D&O, one of the most important recent developments in the D&O claims arena has been the rise of collective investor actions outside of the U.S.  I amplified on…
Rank this Week: 345

Las Vegas Injury Attorney Blog

Las Vegas Injury Attorney Blog

Covers personal injury and employment law issues. By Paul Padda Law, PLLC.

http://www.lasvegasinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    What to Do if Your Neighbor’s Dog Bites Your Child

    What to Do if Your Neighbor’s Dog Bites Your Child
    Dog bites can be terrifying and carry untold consequences with them, from infections to severe injury and even disease. When a dog attacks, victims are outraged, confused and frightened. The problem is even worse when the victim is a child…
  • Aug 29

    3 STEPS TO TAKE WHEN INJURED ON VACATION

    3 STEPS TO TAKE WHEN INJURED ON VACATION
    Vacationing in Nevada, especially the Las Vegas area, is a goal for travelers worldwide. People want to experience the casinos, nightlife and restaurants. However, things can take a turn for the worse if you suffer an accident or sustain an…
  • Aug 19

    What You Shouldn’t Post on Social Media Because It Can Be Used Against You in Court

    What You Shouldn’t Post on Social Media Because It Can Be Used Against You in Court
    Although freedom of speech is a right protected by the first amendment, an employer has the right to terminate you for any conduct deemed “inappropriate” by company standards. First amendment rights are meant to protect a…
Rank this Week: 285

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

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

    The Obama Administration's Attack on Appellate Body Independence Shows The Need for Reform

    The Obama Administration's Attack on Appellate Body Independence Shows The Need for Reform
    By Steve Charnovitz, George Washington University Law School The Obama Administration has not yet apologized for its unilateral action in May 2016 to unseat Appellate Body Member Seung Wha Chang, a distinguished jurist from South Korea.…
  • Sep 22

    The UK's Status in the WTO after Brexit

    The UK's Status in the WTO after Brexit
    This is the abstract of a new paper by Lorand Bartels: It has become conventional wisdom that once the UK leaves the EU it will have to renegotiate core aspects of its WTO rights and obligations, and in particular its...
  • Sep 22

    A Flurry of New WTO Complaint

    A Flurry of New WTO Complaint
    After a bit of a lull, three potentially interesting new WTO complaints were filed recently. Here's a brief rundown. First up is a complaint by India focusing on various U.S. state renewable energy programs that have domestic content…
Rank this Week: 846

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Sep 22

    Employment Discrimination Based on Perceived Statu

    Employment Discrimination Based on Perceived Statu
    Sometimes, an employer makes adverse employment decisions based on perceived membership in a protected class. For example, a job applicant may be rejected because he is believed to be Muslim, even if he is not. Or, an employee with an altered…
  • Sep 22

    California Court Rejects Challenge to End of Life Option Act

    California Court Rejects Challenge to End of Life Option Act
    For some, it seems like an unthinkable and barbaric concept, but for others, it comes as a relief. Regardless of your own personal beliefs, physician-assisted suicide or death with dignity laws are never fun topics to discuss. …
  • Sep 21

    Brock Turner’s Early Release Renews Mandatory Minimum Sentence Debate

    Brock Turner’s Early Release Renews Mandatory Minimum Sentence Debate
    Why do we have mandatory minimum sentences for certain drug offenses but not for crimes like rape? That’s the burning question in everyone’s mind in the wake of Brock Turner’s early release from prison.  I’m not…
Rank this Week: 181

Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice,…

Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC Blog

Covers Maryland criminal law.

http://www.ricelawmd.com/blog
  • Sep 22

    Maryland Ignition Interlock Program

    Maryland Ignition Interlock Program
    Maryland Ignition Interlock Program What is ignition interlock? The Maryland ignition interlock program is designed to deter drivers from operating a motor vehicle while they are impaired or under the influence of alcohol. An ignition…
  • Sep 15

    Considering Filing for Divorce? Take These Steps First

    Considering Filing for Divorce? Take These Steps First
    Divorce1 has a way of bringing out the worst in people. Even you and your spouse both realize that the marriage is not working and agree to end your marriage, the process of separating your lives and finances can create significant conflict.…
  • Sep 15

    Considering Filing for Divorce? Take These Steps First

    Considering Filing for Divorce? Take These Steps First
    Divorce1 has a way of bringing out the worst in people. Even you and your spouse both realize that the marriage is not working and agree to end your marriage, the process of separating your lives and finances can create significant conflict.…
Rank this Week: 304

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
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Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Resource for Georgia Bankruptcy cases and updates. By Scott B. Riddle.

http://www.georgiabankruptcyblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Massachusetts Supreme Court: Black Males May Be Justified In Fleeing From Police

    Massachusetts Supreme Court: Black Males May Be Justified In Fleeing From Police
    No, you have not accidentally stumbled upon the Georgia Criminal Law Blog, and I am not going to change my practice area just yet (though on the slow days I often think about it).  I happen to come across this case today and thought it…
  • Sep 9

    Denial Of Chapter 13 Discharge for Potential Future Debts.

    Denial Of Chapter 13 Discharge for Potential Future Debts.
    One hard and fast rule in Bankruptcy is that debts and claims are “set in stone” as of the petition date, or perhaps post-petition if added to the Chapter 13 plan.  Bankruptcy Courts and Trustees do not normally police…
  • Sep 6

    Balloon Payments Are Allowed In Chapter 13 Plans, Says Judge Carter In Middle District Of Georgia

    Balloon Payments Are Allowed In Chapter 13 Plans, Says Judge Carter In Middle District Of Georgia
    In In re Cochran, Ch. 13 Case No. 15-52314-aec, 2016 WL 4575557 (Bankr. M.D. Georgia, September 1, 2016), the primary issue was “whether a plan that calls for distributions in the form of monthly payments followed by a balloon payment…
Rank this Week: 235

Minick Law Blog

Minick Law Blog

Covers DWI, civil rights, family law, workers compensation, and criminal justice.

http://www.minicklaw.com/asheville-attorney-blog/
Rank this Week: 271

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

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

http://www.disputingblog.com/
Rank this Week: 201

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

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

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Sep 22

    Encouraging Whistleblower Legislation in West African State

    Encouraging Whistleblower Legislation in West African State
    The Economic Community of West African States’, or ECOWAS, recently held a weeklong anti-corruption meeting in Monrovia, Liberia. Attendees included 13 West African countries, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Arms, and…
  • Sep 19

    House Intel Claim that Snowden Had Whistleblower Protection Is False and Misleading

    House Intel Claim that Snowden Had Whistleblower Protection Is False and Misleading
    In a brief 3-page report dated September 15, 2016, the House Intelligence Committee concluded that Edward Snowden “was not a whistleblower” because there were “laws and regulations in effect at the time” that…
  • Sep 19

    NWC Files Amicus in State Farm Ex Rel. Rigsby

    NWC Files Amicus in State Farm Ex Rel. Rigsby
    Today, the National Whistleblower Center filed an Amicus (friend of the court) brief in State Farm Fire and Casualty Company v. U.S. ex rel. Rigsby. Having suffered a 758-million-dollar jury verdict for defrauding the Government following…
Rank this Week: 334

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Sep 22

    BC Supreme Court – Articles Cited in Expert Reports Are Not Evidence

    BC Supreme Court – Articles Cited in Expert Reports Are Not Evidence
    Reasons for judgement were published today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, confirming that articles cited in expert reports are not evidence and outlining how these documents can be used at trial. In today’s case (Cambie…
  • Sep 21

    $150,000 Non-Pecuniary Damage Assessment in Polytrauma Injury Case

    $150,000 Non-Pecuniary Damage Assessment in Polytrauma Injury Case
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for multiple injuries sustained in a vehicle collision. In today’s case (Chappell v. Loyie) the Plaintiff was injured when his…
  • Sep 20

    “Cut and Paste Affidavit” Derails Defence Medical Exam Application

    “Cut and Paste Affidavit” Derails Defence Medical Exam Application
    Reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, dismissing a defence request for an independent medical assessment of a Plaintiff in part due to the use of a “cut and paste affidavit”. In…
Rank this Week: 35

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Margaret Drew, Lauren Bartlett, Carrie Bettinger Lopez, Leigh Goodmark, Brian Howe, Deena Hurwitz, Risa Kaufman, Sital Kilantry, Mariah McGill, Fran Quigley, Katherine Schultz, David Singleton, Cindy Soohoo, Jonathan Todrews, Penny Venetis and Lesley Wexler.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Sep 22

    No Suspicion When African American Man Tries to Avoid Police Encounter, Mass SCJ Rule

    No Suspicion When African American Man Tries to Avoid Police Encounter, Mass SCJ Rule
    On Tuesday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued a unanimous ruling granting a motion to suppress and throwing out the conviction of Jimmy Warren, an African-American male. According to the court, the underlying investigatory stop…
  • Sep 21

    Lecture Series on Human Rights Continues at Columbia Law

    Lecture Series on Human Rights Continues at Columbia Law
    Nearly one year ago , Columbia Law School resumed a lecture series that engages members of the federal judiciary in discussion of human rights and humanitarian law. The series is sponsored by Columbia's Human Rights Institute and NYU Law's…
  • Sep 20

    Human Right to Transportation

    Human Right to Transportation
    Last year, the UMass Law faculty approved the creation of a Human Rights at Home Clinic. The clinic will open this coming spring semester. Over the course of the past 18 months, myself and two colleagues (one from the Nursing...
Rank this Week: 310

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers North Carolina divorce, child custody and child support issues. By Arnold & Smith.

http://www.charlottedivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Woman Receives $350,000 in Settlement From Ex-Husband’s Mistre

    Woman Receives $350,000 in Settlement From Ex-Husband’s Mistre
    Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “Can I sue someone for breaking up my marriage?” Heidi Ovando was no doubt unlucky in many respects. Continue reading →
  • Sep 20

    The Implications of the Brangelina Split

    The Implications of the Brangelina Split
    Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What does a “No-Fault’ divorce mean in NC?” Over the weekend, news broke that “Brangelina”, the portmanteau for Brad Pitt and…
  • Sep 15

    Tennessee Legislators Prepare For Legal Battle Over Same Sex Divorce

    Tennessee Legislators Prepare For Legal Battle Over Same Sex Divorce
    Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What can I do to gain custody of my child in North Carolina?” Most people remember that the Supreme Court’s momentous decision last year in the…
Rank this Week: 505

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/
  • Sep 22

    Wellness Programs & The ADA

    Wellness Programs & The ADA
    A recent federal lawsuit brought by the EEOC looks at the extent to which a company's wellness program falls within the insurance safe harbor provision of the ADA. A federal district court in Wisconsin rejected the employer's motion for…
  • Sep 21

    Bisom-Rapp on lifetime disadvantage for working women

    Bisom-Rapp on lifetime disadvantage for working women
    Congratulations to our friend Susan Bisom-Rapp (Thomas Jefferson) whose book (with Malcolm Sargeant, Middlesex Univ., London), Lifetime Disadvantage, Discrimination and the Gendered Work Force is available to pre-order from Cambridge…
  • Sep 20

    Co-Authoring with Non-American Profs & Practitioner

    Co-Authoring with Non-American Profs & Practitioner
    I just uploaded my most recent article, Transnational Employment Trends in Four Pacific Rim Countries, 34 UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal ___ (forthcoming 2017) (co-authored with Lia Alizia, Masako Banno, Maria Jockel, Melissa Pang, and…
Rank this Week: 31

Be BARBRI Ready

Be BARBRI Ready

Covers bar exams. By BARBRI.

http://www.barexambrief.com/
  • Sep 22

    #The3Llife: Dive Into the MPRE

    #The3Llife: Dive Into the MPRE
    GUEST BLOG by Lauren Rose, 3L at University of Detroit Mercy The MPRE. The Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam. The pièce de résistance. 60 questions total. 10 unscored questions. Two hours. This test, while not as long…
  • Sep 21

    #The2Llife: Paying It Forward by Giving Back

    #The2Llife: Paying It Forward by Giving Back
    GUEST BLOG by Dani Gies, 2L at UCLA School of Law Now that we’re high and mighty 2Ls, it may be easy (and also recommended/good for our mental health) to move on past 1L and put the whole experience behind us. However, we also have…
  • Sep 20

    #The1Llife: Schedule Fun!

    #The1Llife: Schedule Fun!
    GUEST BLOG by Jackson Long, 1L at SMU Dedman School of Law I know all of you OCD / type A’s out there are all about piecing together your schedule like a puzzle. It’s almost rewarding when things go according to your plan. Make a…
Rank this Week: 649

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/
  • Sep 22

    South St. Paul set to dramatically restrict where sex offenders can live

    South St. Paul set to dramatically restrict where sex offenders can live
    9-22-16 Minnesota: Shange McNeal was found guilty of criminal sexual assault in 2001. So when he moved into a South St. Paul neighborhood in June, locals took notice. Eyebrows also raised when Anthony Bulmer moved to the inner-ring suburb.…
  • Sep 13

    “If this is winning, I don’t want it:” Convicted sex offender talks about life after being released from prison

    “If this is winning, I don’t want it:” Convicted sex offender talks about life after being released from prison
    9-13-16 Wisconsin: MILWAUKEE -- On the morning of July 5th, a white van left Fox Lake Correctional Institution. In the back, Matthew Schechter, a Milwaukee man with a history of sex crimes. As a young man in the late '80s, he had sex with…
  • Sep 11

    Lifetime on sex-offender registry questioned

    Lifetime on sex-offender registry questioned
    9-11-16 California: Critics ask whether those convicted of one assault should have a chance to get off the list eventually SAN FRANCISCO — When ex-Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner became a registered sex offender for life last…
Rank this Week: 50

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

Covers consumer privacy, data security, HIPAA, financial privacy and EU privacy. By Hogan Lovells.

http://www.hldataprotection.com
  • Sep 22

    Q&A with Hogan Lovells on Security in the EU GDPR

    Q&A with Hogan Lovells on Security in the EU GDPR
    Earlier this week, Bret Cohen and Sian Rudgard from the Hogan Lovells Privacy & Cybersecurity practice were interviewed as follows by Varonis' The Inside Out Security Blog about data security requirements in the EU General Data Protection…
  • Sep 16

    New York State Proposes Cybersecurity Regulation for Financial Services Institution

    New York State Proposes Cybersecurity Regulation for Financial Services Institution
    On September 12, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo broke new ground in proposing a state-level regulation that would require banks, insurance companies, and other financial services entities regulated by the New York Department of Financial…
  • Sep 15

    Russian Data Localization Update: A Year In

    Russian Data Localization Update: A Year In
    It has been a year since Russia’s data localization requirement came into force in September 2015, requiring companies to store within Russia databases containing personal data they collect from Russian citizens. Exactly one year later,…
Rank this Week: 341

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Sep 22

    Sarah Glassmeyer: Opening a window on closed data

    Sarah Glassmeyer: Opening a window on closed data
    “Sarah Glassmeyer has spent the past year as a research fellow at the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, studying how government publishes law. And how little is available to the taxpayers who finance it.Her work includes a census of 50…
  • Sep 22

    Library officials say no to graphic version of Clinton book

    Library officials say no to graphic version of Clinton book
    “Stirring up a bit of a ruckus, Alachua County library officials have rejected a request to add a new book to its shelves. The collections department, which buys books for the library, decided to not buy “Clinton Cash: A Graphic…
  • Sep 21

    Apple targets historic Carnegie Library for downtown flagship store

    Apple targets historic Carnegie Library for downtown flagship store
    “Representatives from Apple have proposed opening a flagship store and events center in one of the District’s most prominent and historic buildings, the Carnegie Library in Mount Vernon Square. Negotiations between the…
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43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    Advertising question of the day

    Advertising question of the day
    Does the following pose any advertising issues?  Does it matter whether the business sells non-organic food?Thanks to James Grimmelmann for the photo.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Sep 22

    "unique" and "innovative" are puffery

    "unique" and "innovative" are puffery
    LoggerHead Tools, LLC v. Sears Holdings Corp., 2016 WL 5080028, No. 12-cv-9033 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 20, 2016)LoggerHead sued Sears under the Lanham Act and Illinois state law for false advertising; the court granted summary judgment to…
  • Sep 21

    How does race affect copyrightable expression?

    How does race affect copyrightable expression?
    Fulks v. Knowles-Carter, No. 16-Civ-4278 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 12, 2016), contains an interesting bit about race and copyrightable expression:[P]laintiff argues that the “race of the characters in the [Film] is irrelevant to the total concept…
Rank this Week: 200

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

Provides case summaries and commentary. By Federal Defenders of the Ninth Circuit.

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    US v. Williams, No. 15-10008…

    US v. Williams, No. 15-10008 (9-20-16)(Wallace w/Kozinski & Whaley, Sr. D.J.). The 9th reversed the suppression of a search of crack cocaine and a firearm.  The 9th held that the officers had reasonable suspicion of the defendant…
  • Sep 18

    Case o' The Week: It Pays to Discover - Soto-Zuniga and Government Discovery Obligation

    Case o' The Week: It Pays to Discover - Soto-Zuniga and Government Discovery Obligation
    Q: What victory could be sweeter than a Ninth Circuit reversal on a discovery motion? A: A Ninth reversal on two discovery motions!  United States v. Soto-Zuniga, 2016 WL 4932319 (9thCir. Sept. 18, 2016), decision available…
  • Sep 16

    US v. Soto-Zuniga, No. 14-50529…

    US v. Soto-Zuniga, No. 14-50529 (9-16-16)(Gould w/Kozinski & Gould).  In an important decision, and defense win, the 9th vacated a conviction and remanded to (1) grant a discovery request challenging the constitutionality of a…
Rank this Week: 950

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Covers medical malpractice, auto accident, work injury, and wrongful death cases.

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 978

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers DWIs, prostitution, and drug charges. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Sep 22

    Minneapolis Police Announce Revamped Transgender Policie

    Minneapolis Police Announce Revamped Transgender Policie
    In what can only be described as a difficult news week, it’s nice to hear a story about real progress being made, especially when it happens in our own backyard. That’s what happened yesterday when the Minneapolis police announced…
  • Sep 21

    Understanding Domestic Abuse No Contact Order

    Understanding Domestic Abuse No Contact Order
    There are a number of different types of restraining or no contact orders in Minnesota. Some cover instances of domestic abuse, others cover allegations of stalking, while another group handles incidents of harassment. Today, we are going…
  • Sep 20

    Police Shooting in Tulsa Raises Serious Concern

    Police Shooting in Tulsa Raises Serious Concern
    Stop us if you’ve heard this headline before – “Unarmed Black Man Killed By White Cop.” Unfortunately, that’s the headline we were treated to again today after what unfolded last week in Tulsa. If you…
Rank this Week: 699