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TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Aug 28

    Outsourcing the Board Isn’t Warranted or Remedial

    Outsourcing the Board Isn’t Warranted or Remedial
    Based on a proposal discussed in a recent issue of the Stanford Law Review, this recent Economist article promotes outsourcing corporate boards as a solution to corporate governance failures of the type we have experienced historically. As…
  • Aug 27

    Bank Directors: Beware of Expanded Fiduciary Dutie

    Bank Directors: Beware of Expanded Fiduciary Dutie
    In this American Banker article, Luse Gorman’s John Gorman discusses his concerns about – and opposition to – suggestions made by academics and others that bank directors’ fiduciary duties be broadened in the risk…
  • Aug 26

    ABA: Throwing Stones in Glass Houses?

    ABA: Throwing Stones in Glass Houses?
    Jim Brashear of Zix Corporation addresses cybersecurity issues in this guest post: At the ABA’s 2014 annual meeting earlier this month, delegates approved a resolution that “encourages all private and public sector…
Rank this Week: 233

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

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

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 89

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Aug 28

    Money and the Democrat

    Money and the Democrat
    In a series of well known decisions, Republicans on the Supreme Court have made it easy for big money to influence the outcome of election campaigns. The cynical side of me suggests that it is not a coincidence that these decisions are likely…
  • Aug 26

    Indic Traditions & Neurophilosophy: Beyond Reductionism, Physicalism, and Computationalism

    Indic Traditions & Neurophilosophy: Beyond Reductionism, Physicalism, and Computationalism
    One of our foremost scholars of Indic philosophies, Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad, has an important guest-post at the Indian Philosophy blog: “On the possibility and nature of neurophilosophical study of Indic traditions.” I happen to…
  • Aug 22

    Frank Talk about Women and the Catholic Hierarchy

    Frank Talk about Women and the Catholic Hierarchy
    Sister Elizabeth Johnson, C.S.J. is a prominent Catholic theologian whose book Quest for a Living God was criticized by a committee of American Bishops for not toeing the Vatican line. I would ordinarily regard this as a description and not a…
Rank this Week: 355

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

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

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Aug 28

    Punitive Damages Award Against Wal-Mart Affirmed in South Carolina Weird Transaction Case

    Punitive Damages Award Against Wal-Mart Affirmed in South Carolina Weird Transaction Case
    The South Carolina Court of Appeals recently upheld a Spartanburg county jury’s award of actual and punitive damages against Wal-Mart in an interesting case involving negligence at the checkout counter.  Solanki v. Wal-Mart Store…
  • Aug 27

    Tech Giants’ Anti-Poaching Settlement Rejected In California Federal Case

    Tech Giants’ Anti-Poaching Settlement Rejected In California Federal Case
    “Not in my house!”  That is essentially what U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh recently said in rejecting a proposed settlement agreement in a federal case pending in California between several Silicon Valley tech…
  • Aug 26

    Abnormal Interviews: Lawyer and She-Hulk Comic Book Writer Charles Soule

    Abnormal Interviews: Lawyer and She-Hulk Comic Book Writer Charles Soule
    Today, Abnormal Use continues its series, “Abnormal Interviews,” in which this site will conduct interviews with law professors, practitioners and makers of legal themed popular culture. For the latest installment, we…
Rank this Week: 202

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/
  • Aug 28

    The Limitations Act and Will Challenge

    The Limitations Act and Will Challenge
    Time flies when you’re having fun, or when you’re contemplating a challenge to a will.  A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court has shed some light on the interaction between the law of will challenges and the effects…
  • Aug 27

    Declarations of Death in Ontario

    Declarations of Death in Ontario
    Yesterday’s Toronto Star reported the sensational story of a Canadian man who was discovered living in Oklahoma with a new identity and a new life. The article reports that Ronald Stan disappeared, at age 32, from Middlesex County,…
  • Aug 26

    Spendthrift Trusts for the Advantage of Beneficiarie

    Spendthrift Trusts for the Advantage of Beneficiarie
    A recent WealthManagement.com article focused on the writings of Sheena Iyengar when it comes to choice. Ms. Iyengar is a Canadian-born Columbia Business School Professor who has written and presented on the topic of “choice” and…
Rank this Week: 251

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 440

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

Covers fraud, international law, immigration and business formation. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Choose Your Florida Company Name Carefully and Protect It

    Choose Your Florida Company Name Carefully and Protect It
    A South Florida condominium development recently changed its company name in order to avoid association with a terrorist group. The business, Isis Downtown, had developed a negative connotation because it had the same name as the al-Qaida…
  • Aug 26

    Who Can Act as the Florida Personal Representative for an Estate?

    Who Can Act as the Florida Personal Representative for an Estate?
    When someone passes away in Florida or while owning assets in Florida, then the estate of the decedent will go through the Florida probate process. Part of this process includes the appointing of a Florida personal representative to oversee…
  • Aug 21

    What Deportation Defenses are Available When Facing Removal from the US?

    What Deportation Defenses are Available When Facing Removal from the US?
    If you or a loved one is facing deportation from the United States, then it is extremely important to contact a deportation defense attorney as soon as possible. When facing deportation, you have the option to fight the claim for which you…
Rank this Week: 972

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Thursday round-up

    Thursday round-up
    Briefly: In The National Law Journal’s Supreme Court Brief (registration or subscription required), Tony Mauro reports on the reorganization of the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office in the wake of the upcoming retirement (effective…
  • Aug 27

    New advice on how to handle same-sex marriage appeal

    New advice on how to handle same-sex marriage appeal
    In the most specific advice so far on how the Supreme Court could handle the same-sex marriage cases, lawyers for an Oklahoma lesbian couple urged the Justices on Wednesday to consider two options:  a slimmed-down, one-issue,…
  • Aug 27

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar 13-1499 Issue: Whether a rule of judicial conduct that prohibits candidates for judicial office from personally soliciting campaign funds violates the First…
Rank this Week: 13

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
  • Aug 28

    Investigation: Sale of GWG Renewable Secured Debentures by David Escarcega

    Investigation: Sale of GWG Renewable Secured Debentures by David Escarcega
    As part of its ongoing investigation into the sale of GWG Renewable Secured Debentures, Fitapelli Kurta is investigating the sale of those products by broker David Escarcega.  In August 2014, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority,…
  • Aug 27

    Investigation: Scotrun, PA Broker Anthony Diaz

    Investigation: Scotrun, PA Broker Anthony Diaz
    Fitapelli Kurta, is investigating customer complaints against Scotrun, PA broker Anthony Diaz.  On August 6, 2014, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, or FINRA, filed a complaint against Anthony Diaz, who is currently registered…
  • Aug 27

    Joseph Biondolillo Banned by Securities Commissioner

    Joseph Biondolillo Banned by Securities Commissioner
    On June 10, 2014, Joseph Biondolillo, a Staten Island, NY based stock broker, was permanently barred as a securities sales person from the state of Montana.   Joseph Biondolillo continues to be a registered securities representative…
Rank this Week: 753

DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

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

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Pain, MRIs and Disability

    Pain, MRIs and Disability
    Another study sponsored by Liberty Mutual concludes that early magnetic resonance imaging for diagnosis of back pain leads to higher costs and poorer outcomes.The study, published in the August issue of the medical journal Spine, showed that…
  • Aug 27

    Drug Testing En Masse Risky

    Drug Testing En Masse Risky
    A federal appellate court gave a pyric victory to an employer in Tennessee, remanding a case back to the trial level because the reasons for mass drug testing of its workforce might have a reasonable basis and not be violative of the…
  • Aug 26

    The Word Didn't Get There

    The Word Didn't Get There
    As you know I've been on a kick lately about professionalism in the industry and recognizing the good we do.Then I get an email from a former claims professional turned auditor that completely deflates my enthusiasm and makes me angry.The…
Rank this Week: 785

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Aug 28

    Not For Profit Status Challenged

    Not For Profit Status Challenged
    The Ledger reported that a lawsuit alleging that neglect and mismanagement led to a woman’s death was filed in July against Lakeland Hills Rehabilitation Center, two past administrators of Lakeland Hills Center and companies…
  • Aug 27

    Hip Fractures and the Elderly

    Hip Fractures and the Elderly
    Hip fractures are life changing if not life-limiting events in the lives of older adults. A recently published article in JAMA Internal Medicine adds credence to this, as well as giving us evidence to guide our prognostic estimates…
  • Aug 26

    Rape Victim was a “Flirt”

    Rape Victim was a “Flirt”
    Edgewood Vista senior living facility director Marilyn Moore defended a 30 year old employee who raped an 89 year old woman. Moore called the woman a ‘flirt’ and defended Andrew Scott Merzwiski’s behavior, even though the…
Rank this Week: 125

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

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

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Texas should fund mental health diversion instead of border surge

    Texas should fund mental health diversion instead of border surge
    Here are a couple of recent stories about jail diversion programs for the mentally ill in San Antonio and Houston being touted as models (even though the latter hasn't launched yet):Kaiser Health News (Aug. 20): Wrestling with a Texas…
  • Aug 27

    Litigation heating up over summertime prison conditions: 5th Circuit may rule in Louisiana case by end of year

    Litigation heating up over summertime prison conditions: 5th Circuit may rule in Louisiana case by end of year
    At Texas Monthly's website, Annie Melton reflects on the looming question: "Will a ruling on extreme conditions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary influence lawsuits pending in Texas?" She's talking about a federal court's ruling in favor of…
  • Aug 26

    Montgomery commissioner: Reduce number of pretrial detainee

    Montgomery commissioner: Reduce number of pretrial detainee
    More detail on Montgomery County commissioners clowning around on jail overcrowding instead of confronting its causes, mainly excessive pretrial detention, head on. Grits had discussed the situation here, then the Houston Press' Hair Balls…
Rank this Week: 58

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

Covers future technology for the lawyer of today. By Richard M. Georges.

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Aug 28

    It's Not All About You

    It's Not All About You
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Aug 28

    Verizon Announces Voice Over LTE (VoLTE)

    Verizon Announces Voice Over LTE (VoLTE)
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Aug 28

    Samsung Announces The Gear S

    Samsung Announces The Gear S
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 311

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Aug 28

    Tennessee Law of Civil Trial - Free Sample Chapter

    Tennessee Law of Civil Trial - Free Sample Chapter
    My newest book,  Tennessee Law of Civil Trial, examines the law of trying civil  cases in Tennessee state courts.   Here is the Table of Contents: Chapter 1: Scheduling Orders Chapter 2: Final Pretrial Conferences Chapter 3:…
  • Aug 27

    Tennessee Appellate Court Reviews Business Tort Case

    Tennessee Appellate Court Reviews Business Tort Case
    This case arises from the housing market crash. First Community Bank had purchased asset-backed securities primarily in the form of collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) and residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBSs) from a number…
  • Aug 6

    Yet Another Tennessee Medical Malpractice Notice Case

    Yet Another Tennessee Medical Malpractice Notice Case
    This appeal arises from a healthcare liability action.  At issue is the adequacy of the pre-suit notice, whether the partial summary judgment on the non-healthcare liability claims should have been set aside due to alleged concealment by…
Rank this Week: 301

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    China Joint Ventures: A Warning

    China Joint Ventures: A Warning
    The most common ways that companies start doing business in China (legally) is by forming a WFOE (A Wholly Foreign Owned Entity) or by partnering with an existing Chinese business through some form of joint venture. Media reports to the…
  • Aug 27

    China Compliance: Don’t Rely On Your China Staff, Part IV

    China Compliance: Don’t Rely On Your China Staff, Part IV
    In Part 1 of this series, I discussed how Chinese staff of foreign companies operating in China typically view China compliance very differently than the foreign company itself. In Part 2, I talked about how the views of…
  • Aug 26

    China Compliance: Don’t Rely on Your China Staff, Part III

    China Compliance: Don’t Rely on Your China Staff, Part III
    In Part 1 of this series, I discussed how Chinese staff of foreign companies operating in China typically view China compliance very differently than the foreign company itself. In Part 2, I talked about how the views of Chinese staff can…
Rank this Week: 167

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Aug 28

    "Will There Ever Be a Drug with No or Negligible Side Effects? Evidence from Neuroscience"

    "Will There Ever Be a Drug with No or Negligible Side Effects? Evidence from Neuroscience"
    Recently published in Neuroethics: "Will There Ever Be a Drug with No or Negligible Side Effects? Evidence from Neuroscience," by Sylvia Terbeck and Laurence Paul Chesterman Abstract Arguments in the neuroenhancement debate are sometimes…
  • Aug 27

    "Public Attitudes Toward Cognitive Enhancement"

    "Public Attitudes Toward Cognitive Enhancement"
    Recently published in Neuroethics: "Public Attitudes Toward Cognitive Enhancement," by Nicholas S. F itz, Roland Nadler, Praveena Manogaran, Eugene W. J. Chong, and Peter B. Reiner. Abstract Vigorous debate over the moral propriety of…
  • Aug 27

    "The Science of Morality and its Normative Implications"

    "The Science of Morality and its Normative Implications"
    This recently published in Neuroethics: "The Science of Morality and its Normative Implications" by Tommaso Bruni, Matteo Mameli, and Regina A. Rini. Abstract: Neuromoral theorists are those who claim that a scientific understanding of moral…
Rank this Week: 207

Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Aug 28

    Creators of New Fed-Proof Bitcoin Marketplace Swear It’s Not for Drug

    Creators of New Fed-Proof Bitcoin Marketplace Swear It’s Not for Drug
    When the recording industry smashed Napster with a $20 billion lawsuit more than a decade ago, filesharing morphed into Bittorrent, a fully peer-to-peer system with no central server for law enforcement to attack. Now the developers behind…
  • Aug 27

    We Must Secure America’s Cell Networks—From Criminals and Cop

    We Must Secure America’s Cell Networks—From Criminals and Cop
    The FCC’s new task force against illegal use of phone-spying "Stingrays" is a positive first step, but it doesn't address the underlying problem.
  • Aug 26

    Federal Cybersecurity Director Found Guilty on Child Porn Charge

    Federal Cybersecurity Director Found Guilty on Child Porn Charge
    As the acting cybersecurity chief of a federal agency, Timothy DeFoggi should have been well versed in the digital footprints users leave behind online when they visit web sites and download images. But DeFoggi—convicted today in…
Rank this Week: 36

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Aug 28

    How to Make Small Talk

    How to Make Small Talk
    Top 10 Icebreakers. Some people are born schmoozers and like nothing more than to meet and mingle at professional events. For others, this is about as painful as watching a "Kardashians" marathon at gunpoint. If you fall into the latter…
  • Aug 27

    How to Calm an Angry Client

    How to Calm an Angry Client
    As much as we like to believe that, if we do everything well, our client will always love us, it's just not true. You know the scenario. It’s the end of the day. The phone rings and you pick it up knowing you really shouldn't. You…
  • Aug 26

    How to Market Your Service

    How to Market Your Service
    You are a member of an organization that holds quarterly dinner meetings with a speaker. You look at your calendar and realize the next meeting is Wednesday night — drat! But, dutifully, you show up just in time to sit down for the…
Rank this Week: 643

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

Covers family law the the family justice system in the United Kingdom.

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Aug 28

    Transparency Project is GO!

    Transparency Project is GO!
    You may recall my musings on transparency some months ago, here : Proto-Manifesto. Well, the Transparency Project is now live. Lots to do, lots to think about. Exciting, daunting etc…. web : www.transparencyproject.org.uk …
  • Aug 20

    Hashtag keepitoutofcourt

    Hashtag keepitoutofcourt
    I’ve noticed that the MoJ twitter account has a fondness for the hashtag #keepitoutofcourt *. So they will no doubt be doubly pleased today. Firstly, because in an innovative new form of Non Court Dispute Resolution that really does…
  • Aug 17

    Views both sought and offered

    Views both sought and offered
    The thirteenth View is with us. Just in case anyone was wondering what was the significance of last week’s shower or unheralded attachments and zip files – View the Thirteenth explains all. And there is more Transparency up for…
Rank this Week: 630

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on this Service Mark Specimen of Use

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on this Service Mark Specimen of Use
    This applicant tried to register the mark ANOTHER GIANT EAGLE ADVANTAGE for "supermarket services," relying on the specimen of use displayed immediately below. The examining attorney refused registration, maintaining that the specimen did not…
  • Aug 27

    TTAB Reverses ENTERPRISE Phantom Mark and Mutilation Refusal

    TTAB Reverses ENTERPRISE Phantom Mark and Mutilation Refusal
    The Board reversed a refusal to register the mark shown below for vehicle rental and leasing and fleet management services, rejecting the PTO's contention that applicant's mark is a "phantom mark" and overruling the Examining Attorney's…
  • Aug 26

    "PAGOS DEL REY" and "PradoRey" Confusable for Wine, Says TTAB

    "PAGOS DEL REY" and "PradoRey" Confusable for Wine, Says TTAB
    The Board sustained a Section 2(d) opposition to registration of PAGOS DEL REY for wine in view of the registered mark PradoRey for wine. Applicant argued that Spanish-speaking Americans would perceive the difference in meaning between the…
Rank this Week: 283

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Thursday thingie

    Thursday thingie
    Mother knows bestSouthampton, alma mater ...  This week's Monday Miscellany excitedly announced that fellow Kat Eleonora was taking up a lectureship in IP Law at the University of Southampton, mentioning a couple of famous IP…
  • Aug 27

    The Blue Jay Trade Mark Battle Commences...

    The Blue Jay Trade Mark Battle Commences...
    New Billy Bluejay (U.S. Application Serial No. 86067719)A cross-border trade mark dispute arose late last week when Canada’s only Major League Baseball team, the Toronto Blue Jays (Blue Jays), filed a Notice of Opposition (Proceeding…
  • Aug 27

    Patent Law in Greater China: a new title

    Patent Law in Greater China: a new title
    Patent Law In Greater China, edited by Stefan Luginbuehl and Peter Ganea, has just been published by Edward Elgar Publishing as part of its Intellectual Property Law an Practice series, which itself is co-edited by two Katfriends,…
Rank this Week: 110

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Aug 28

    EB5 Visas- Unavailable for China

    EB5 Visas- Unavailable for China
    Copied from AILA: Practice Alert: China EB-5 “Unavailable” for Remainder of FY2014: What Does This Mean? On Saturday, August 23, 2014, at the AILA EB-5 Conference in Chicago, Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Department of State…
  • Aug 22

    Unused Visas: To Recapture or Not to Recapture- That Is The Question

    Unused Visas: To Recapture or Not to Recapture- That Is The Question
    Please visit this link before reading the article as the comment from Attorney Roger Algase is important because he clarifies that more understanding is necessary in the article. The issue is complicated no doubt and it would be appreciated…
  • Aug 22

    Unused Visas: To Recapture or Not to Recapture- That Is The Question

    Unused Visas: To Recapture or Not to Recapture- That Is The Question
    Please visit this link before reading the article as the comment from Attorney Roger Algase is very important to correct my misunderstanding and it outlines the unused visa issue.  I knew I needed to research a little more and was aware…
Rank this Week: 543

The Verdict

The Verdict

Topics range from Iowa to the national scene but concentrate heavily on Iowa cases. By Stephen D Lombardi.

http://www.lombardilaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    Iowa Unemployment Benefits: Quit job rather than risk catching disease?

    Iowa Unemployment Benefits: Quit job rather than risk catching disease?
    If you’re out of a job in Iowa, there are a number of hoops you have to jump through to get unemployment benefits.  If the reason you’re out of work is because you quit your job, you’ll have to concern yourself with an…
  • Aug 27

    Why do lawyers care about the costs of raising a child?

    Why do lawyers care about the costs of raising a child?
    Whether in a wrongful death or divorce case, the lawyers are required to provide the Court with proper evidence of the costs associated with raising the children. The information is relevant to things like wrongful death damages or child…
  • Aug 25

    The Law Tells Consumers that Insurance Agents are a Waste of Money

    The Law Tells Consumers that Insurance Agents are a Waste of Money
    Why shouldn’t insurance agents be displaced by an Internet application process?What makes a “professional” worth more than just minimum wage? What makes the cost of a professional’s opinion worth paying any amount of…
Rank this Week: 309

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

Tracks judicial, legislative, policy, and academic developments concerning medical futility. By Professor Thaddeus Mason Pope.

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Providence Institute for Human Caring

    Providence Institute for Human Caring
    Providence Health & Services is establishing the Providence Institute for Human Caring under the leadership of Dr. Ira Byock.   Based at Providence TrinityCare Hospice in Torrance, Calif., the new institute will support…
  • Aug 27

    Brain Death Is a Flash Point in End-of-Life Law, Ethics and Policy

    Brain Death Is a Flash Point in End-of-Life Law, Ethics and Policy
    My latest post over at the American Journal of Bioethics blog is now posted here:  "Brain Death Is a Flash Point in End-of-Life Law, Ethics and Policy."
  • Aug 26

    Death: Why the Brain Matters (Video)

    Death: Why the Brain Matters (Video)
    This spring, UCLA hosted a mini symposium titled "Death: Why the Brain Matters."  Happily the video is now available.  The speakers were Alex Capron, Professor, Law and Medicine, USC James Hynds, Senior Clinical…
Rank this Week: 307

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/
  • Aug 28

    Why Keeping Corporate Lawyers Quiet Is Good For Us All

    Why Keeping Corporate Lawyers Quiet Is Good For Us All
    In a recent post in The New York Times DealBook, Berkeley Law School Professor Steven Davidoff Solomon argues that keeping corporate lawyers silent “can shelter wrongdoing”.  I completely agree that the…
  • Aug 27

    Judge Rules Choice Of Law Waives CSL Claim

    Judge Rules Choice Of Law Waives CSL Claim
    I was quite surprised to read Judge Gregory M. Sleet’s ruling in OpenGate Capital Group LLC v. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92256 (D. Del. July 8, 2014).  The lawsuit was brought by the purchaser…
  • Aug 26

    Company Sues Former Officer For Failing To File Form 4

    Company Sues Former Officer For Failing To File Form 4
    A complaint filed in the Central District of California caught my eye because it involved the rather unusual circumstance of a corporation suing a former director and officer for, among other things, failing to file reports under Section…
Rank this Week: 439

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Aug 28

    Edmond and Vuille : Comparing the Use of Forensic Science Evidence in Australia, Switzerland, and the U.S.

    Edmond and Vuille : Comparing the Use of Forensic Science Evidence in Australia, Switzerland, and the U.S.
    Gary Edmond and Joëlle Vuille have published Comparing the Use of Forensic Science Evidence in Australia, Switzerland, and the United States: Transcending the Adversarial-Nonadversarial Dichotomy, Jurimetrics Journal, 54, 221–276…
  • Aug 28

    Koehler on errors in probabilistic reasoning about forensic science evidence

    Koehler on errors in probabilistic reasoning about forensic science evidence
    Jonathan J. Koehler has published Forensic Fallacies and a Famous Judge, Jurimetrics Journal, 54, 211–219 (2014). Here is the abstract: Probabilistic reasoning in the law is replete with well-documented errors and pitfalls. The errors…
  • Aug 26

    ICAIL 2015 Mentoring Program announced

    ICAIL 2015 Mentoring Program announced
    Professor Ted Sichelman of the University of San Diego, and Conference Chair of ICAIL 2015, scheduled to be held 8-12 June 2015 in San Diego, California, USA, sends the following information: The International Association of Artificial…
Rank this Week: 95

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Aug 28

    McBride on Tort & Human Flourishing

    McBride on Tort & Human Flourishing
    Nicholas McBride (Cambridge) has posted to SSRN Tort Law and Human Flourishing. The abstract provides: This is the second in a loose ‘trilogy’ of three papers that I presented at successive Obligations conferences: Obligations V (at the…
  • Aug 26

    AL: Two Views on Generic Drug Labels and Responsibility for Injurie

    AL: Two Views on Generic Drug Labels and Responsibility for Injurie
    The Alabama Supreme Court recently denied rehearing in Weeks v. Wyeth, letting stand a holding that name-brand manufacturers can be liable for misrepresentations or failures to warn in regard to generic drugs they did not manufacture or…
  • Aug 25

    Two by Solomon on Jurie

    Two by Solomon on Jurie
    Jason Solomon has posted two pieces to SSRN. First is a symposium introduction to The Civil Jury as Political Institution. The abstract provides: More than two hundred years after the Seventh Amendment enshrined the civil jury right, the…
Rank this Week: 366

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Aug 28

    Laying Groundwork to Becoming a General Counsel – A Recruiter’s Perspective

    Laying Groundwork to Becoming a General Counsel – A Recruiter’s Perspective
    The road to becoming a general counsel – a perspective from Jay Kim, a recruiter and Managing Director at MLA’s San Francisco office: “Although there is no prescribed or set path to the general counsel (GC) role, there are…
  • Aug 27

    Corporate Counsel Symposium (September 17 – 19, 2014, Phoenix)

    Corporate Counsel Symposium (September 17 – 19, 2014, Phoenix)
    Join the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) at the 11th Annual Corporate Counsel Symposium (9/17-9/19, Phoenix), an interactive and cutting-edge program, designed to equip those who direct corporate legal departments…
  • Aug 27

    Using LinkedIn to Showcase Your Personal Brand

    Using LinkedIn to Showcase Your Personal Brand
    Whether or not you are currently looking for a new job, attorneys should make sure that they develop their personal brand and take care to showcase it through outlets like LinkedIn.  Read on for a recent article by Stan Robinson, Jr., a…
Rank this Week: 175

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: 195

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

http://garethsfirstlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    SA market a `dog eat dog world`- Growthpoint CEO

    SA market a `dog eat dog world`- Growthpoint CEO
    SA market a `dog eat dog world`- Growthpoint CEOThe acquisition appetite of Growthpoint Properties over the last year is paying off; it declared an 8.3% distribution growth to 161.3 cents per share.The largest JSE property company by market…
  • Aug 27

    Pretoria hailed as 'shopping mecca'

    Pretoria hailed as 'shopping mecca'
    OK - soooo ... things about your own city that you did not know.  We are a "shopping mecca"!There are a lot of really nice malls but we are hardly Dubai.  Interesting that in the article, they claim the Mall of Africa for Pretoria,…
  • Aug 27

    The exclusivity lease conundrum

    The exclusivity lease conundrum
    The exclusivity lease conundrumIn a competitive retail environment, retailers at shopping centres such as Pick 'n Pay, Checkers and Shoprite continuously want to protect their turf through exclusivity clauses, but more counters are entering…
Rank this Week: 657

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 41

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

Uses topical issues to examine different crimes in Washington, D.C. Discusses individual crimes and defense strategies. Ruminates on the challenges of law practice and being a solo practitioner. By Jamison Koehler.

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • Aug 27

    “Darling, I Love You But Give Me Park Avenue”

    “Darling, I Love You But Give Me Park Avenue”
    We live on Park Avenue. It is a beautiful tree-lined street in an historic part of town.  But it is not what you think:  It is not Park Avenue in New York City. And that is because we live in Baltimore. That is the thing about this…
  • Aug 19

    My Real (and Not So Real) Heroe

    My Real (and Not So Real) Heroe
    Guest Post by Somers Brush I normally tell people that my desire to be a lawyer came after the couple of weeks I spent with my aunt and uncle during the summer before my senior year of high school. I shadowed my Aunt Susan and watched her in…
  • Aug 1

    Judge Easterly Lets The Facts Speak For Themselves In Damning the Government for Brady Violation

    Judge Easterly Lets The Facts Speak For Themselves In Damning the Government for Brady Violation
    You suspect it happens all the time:  the prosecutor withholds exculpatory information from the defendant, thereby preventing the defendant from mounting an effective defense.  The problem is that, with the government in sole…
Rank this Week: 415

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 382

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Aug 27

    Invitation to Tender: Study on the Law Applicable to Companie

    Invitation to Tender: Study on the Law Applicable to Companie
    The European Commission has published an invitation to tender relating to a study on the law applicable to companies with the aim of a possible harmonization of conflict of laws rules on the matter. Deadline for submissions is 30 September…
  • Aug 27

    Presentation on the Boundaries of European Private International Law on SSRN

    Presentation on the Boundaries of European Private International Law on SSRN
    The text of the presentation of Veerle Van Den Eeckhout  on the international conference “Boundaries of European Private International Law” at Louvain La Neuve, 5/6 June 2014, entitled “The (Boundaries…
  • Aug 26

    14th Ernst Rabel Lecture at the Max Planck Institute in Hamburg

    14th Ernst Rabel Lecture at the Max Planck Institute in Hamburg
    On 20 October 2014, Dagmar Coester-Waltjen from the University of Göttingen (Germany) will deliver the 14th Ernst Rabel Lecture at the  Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg.…
Rank this Week: 54

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: 174

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
  • Aug 27

    eDiscovery Blog Throwback Thursdays – How Databases Were Built, Circa Early 1980s, Part 2

    eDiscovery Blog Throwback Thursdays – How Databases Were Built, Circa Early 1980s, Part 2
    The Throwback Thursday blog two weeks ago included discussion of the first stages in a database-building project (circa 1980), including designing and planning a database, and preparing for a project. The next steps are described…
  • Aug 26

    When Reviewing and Producing Documents, Don't Forget the "Mother and Child Reunion" - eDiscovery Best Practice

    When Reviewing and Producing Documents, Don't Forget the "Mother and Child Reunion" - eDiscovery Best Practice
    I love Paul Simon’s music. One of my favorite songs of his is Mother and Child Reunion. Of course, I’m such an eDiscovery nerd that every time I think of that song, I think of keeping email and attachment families together. If…
  • Aug 26

    Browning Marean: 1942 - 2014

    Browning Marean: 1942 - 2014
    Browning Marean passed away this past Friday (August 22) at the age of 71 from complications after a several months battle with esophageal cancer. As described in several wonderful tributes that I read today, his death was not only a huge…
Rank this Week: 755

miabogadoenlinea.net

miabogadoenlinea.net

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

http://www.miabogadoenlinea.net
  • Aug 27

    Amenazan con demanda a cafetería que ofrecía descuento por orar

    Amenazan con demanda a cafetería que ofrecía descuento por orar
    Frente a la amenaza de una demanda, la cafetería Mary’s Gourmet Diner de una localidad en el estado de Carolina del Norte, Estado Unidos, dejó de ofrecer el descuento del 15 por ciento que había estado ofreciendo…
  • Aug 27

    Identificarán en la India las leyes obsoleta

    Identificarán en la India las leyes obsoleta
    El primer ministro de la India, Narendra Modi, creó este miércoles un comité que se encargará de revisar las leyes vigentes en la India para determinar cuáles son obsoletas y proponer así su…
  • Aug 27

    Imputan por negligencia a directora del FMI

    Imputan por negligencia a directora del FMI
    Finalmente, tras investigaciones que empezaron en 2011 y un nuevo interrogatorio que duró 15 horas en un juzgado de París, Francia, la justicia francesa decidió imputar a la directora del Fondo Monetario Internacional,…
Rank this Week: 84

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Aug 27

    Planet Bingo, LLC v. VKGS LLC (Fed. Cir. 2014)

    Planet Bingo, LLC v. VKGS LLC (Fed. Cir. 2014)
    By Michael Borella -- Planet Bingo is the assignee of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,398,646 and 6,656,045, both directed to computer-implemented methods and systems for managing bingo games. Planet Bingo filed an infringement action in the United States…
  • Aug 26

    Guest Post: Myriad-Mayo Guidance -- Consistency With International Harmonization and TRIPS

    Guest Post: Myriad-Mayo Guidance -- Consistency With International Harmonization and TRIPS
    By Paul Cole* -- Introduction It is strongly arguable that insofar as the USPTO's Myriad-Mayo Guidance[1] dismisses as non-eligible newly isolated substances (including small molecules), nucleotide sequences and microorganisms having new…
  • Aug 25

    H-W Technology, L.C. v. Overstock.com, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)

    H-W Technology, L.C. v. Overstock.com, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)
    Proofread your claims before you sue! By Michael Greenfield -- Even obvious clerical errors in patent claims can doom your lawsuit if not corrected before suit is filed. This was evident in H-W Technology, L.C. v. Overstock.com, Inc., issued…
Rank this Week: 128

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: 498

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    DeMott on Agency Law's "Third Bottle"

    DeMott on Agency Law's "Third Bottle"
    One of the topics at a forthcoming conference on Opportunities for Law’s Intellectual History is “Legal Doctrine.”  Before you roll your eyes, cast them upon The Contours and Composition of Agency Doctrine: Perspectives…
  • Aug 27

    Bessler's "Birth of American Law"

    Bessler's "Birth of American Law"
    Out from the Carolina Academic Press next month, but available for preorder now, is The Birth of American Law: An Italian Philosopher and the American Revolution, by John D. Bessler, University of Baltimore School of Law.  The press…
  • Aug 27

    Hovenkamp on Inventing the Classical Constitution

    Hovenkamp on Inventing the Classical Constitution
    Herbert J. Hovenkamp, University of Iowa College of Law, has posted Inventing the Classical Constitution.  Here is the abstract:One recurring call over a century of American constitutional thought is for return to a…
Rank this Week: 31

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law…

Wisconsin Employment & Labor Law Blog

Focuses on recent developments and news in labor and employment law in Wisconsin and at the federal level. By Randy T. Enochs.

http://milwaukeeemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 865

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

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

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Aug 27

    Oh No You Didn’t Just Call Your Client That

    Oh No You Didn’t Just Call Your Client That
    Can you believe that a sexual harassment claim could arise from a cocktail waitress’s employment at a strip club? Well, suspend your disbelief, and take my word for it. Or click here to read about it in the Gothamist. Anyway,…
  • Aug 26

    This Young Man Will Be Washing His Dishes In The Future

    This Young Man Will Be Washing His Dishes In The Future
    It’s safe to say there have been many fights among roommates over dirty dishes. This gent, however, took it to a whole ‘nother level. As reported by Fox40.com (Sacramento, California): An 18-year-old man reportedly told officers…
  • Aug 25

    Grandfather Tries To Bring Mary Jane To Visit Inmate Grandson

    Grandfather Tries To Bring Mary Jane To Visit Inmate Grandson
    There are lots of ways to show your family some love. You might, say, try to visit your grandson in jail and bring Mary Jane. No doubt he would have appreciated it. We’ll never know. As reported in The Dayton Daily News: Richard…
Rank this Week: 216

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Aug 27

    Aug. 27 Colloquia/Workshop

    Aug. 27 Colloquia/Workshop
    Emory University School of Law Urska Velikonja (Emory University School of Law) presents Public Compensation for Private Harm: Evidence from the SEC’s Fair Fund Distributions – paper available here
  • Aug 22

    CFP: The New Era in Gaming Law – Highland Heights, KY

    CFP: The New Era in Gaming Law – Highland Heights, KY
    The Northern Kentucky Law Review and NKU Chase College of Law seek submissions for their symposium, “The New Era in Gaming Law,” on March 20, 2015. The transnational character of gaming has generated difficult legal questions…
  • Aug 22

    CFP: The New Era in Gaming Law – Highland Heights, KY

    CFP: The New Era in Gaming Law – Highland Heights, KY
    The Northern Kentucky Law Review and NKU Chase College of Law seek submissions for their symposium, “The New Era in Gaming Law,” on March 20, 2015. The transnational character of gaming has generated difficult legal questions…
Rank this Week: 67

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Aug 27

    BA in Law

    BA in Law
    The University of Arizona has become the first college in the nation to offer a BA in law. A Findlaw article about the program, which still requires the student to attend law school if they want to be a lawyer,...
  • Aug 26

    Call For Papers National Institute of Collective Bargaining

    Call For Papers National Institute of Collective Bargaining
    The National Institute of Collective Bargaining has issued a call for papers. Abstracts are due Oct. 17, 2014 and the conference is set for April 19-21, 2015 in NYC at CUNY. The theme is thinking about tomorrow: collective bargaining and...
  • Aug 26

    BLS: LABOR FORCE BY RACE AND ETHNICITY [19 August 2014]

    BLS: LABOR FORCE BY RACE AND ETHNICITY [19 August 2014]
    The BLS just published a report researchers may find of interest and very useful. As the report states: This report describes the labor force characteristics and earnings patterns among the largest race and ethnicity groups living in the…
Rank this Week: 191

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.listeriablog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Mom’s Chicken Cutlets Recalled

    Mom’s Chicken Cutlets Recalled
    TNUVA USA, a Fairfield, N.J., establishment is recalling approximately 8,316 pounds of Mom’s Chicken Extra Thin Cutlets product due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes (Lm), the U.S. Department of... Continue Reading
  • Aug 21

    Listeria Risk: 92,657 Pounds of Fully Cooked Chicken Caesar Salad Kits Recalled

    Listeria Risk: 92,657 Pounds of Fully Cooked Chicken Caesar Salad Kits Recalled
    APPA Fine Foods, a Corona, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 92,657 pounds of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kit products due to concerns about possible Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) contamination, the U.S.…
  • Jul 26

    Where Listeria Fruit was Sold

    Where Listeria Fruit was Sold
    When the FDA and Wawona Packing announced a recall of certain “stone fruits” due to a positive Listeria test, it appeared to be a somewhat standard, and likely limited recall.... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 680