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Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 5

    THIS WAS ALL PREDICTED

    THIS WAS ALL PREDICTED
    Richard Rorty, a philosopher and author, died in 2007. In 1998 Rorty wrote a book entitled "Achieving Our Country."At the turn of the century, Rorty was concerned about the marginalization of the American working class, a condition he…
  • Dec 4

    NFL WEEK 13

    NFL WEEK 13
    SURVIVOR POOLDown goes De La O- an ill-timed pick of the Big Easy Saints  sent the respected jurist and rumoured favourite down in week 13. But well played Judge De La O. Well played indeed. Luvey and Lew marched on with a Packers…
  • Dec 1

    SO, YOU WANT TO BE A JUDGE - Florida Supreme Court - 3rd DCA - Circuit Court .....

    SO, YOU WANT TO BE A JUDGE - Florida Supreme Court - 3rd DCA - Circuit Court .....
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:SO, YOU WANT TO BE A FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JUSTICE .....?As a result of the retirement of Justice James Perry, who has announced his retirement effective December 30, 2016, the Florida Supreme Court’s JNC interviewed…
Rank this Week: 278

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Dec 5

    Banning ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’? Virginia school pulls books after parent’s complaint

    Banning ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’? Virginia school pulls books after parent’s complaint
    “School district in Virginia has pulled copies of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” and Mark Twain’s classic “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” after a…
  • Dec 5

    PUBLICATION HALTED FOR PROVOCATIVE CHILDREN’S BOOKS PARODY

    PUBLICATION HALTED FOR PROVOCATIVE CHILDREN’S BOOKS PARODY
    “Publication has been halted for a provocative satire of children’s stories, “Bad Little Children’s Books,” which had been criticized by online commenters for poor taste and reinforcing racial and cultural…
  • Dec 5

    Teagle Foundation Announces New Grant Supporting Education at DPLA

    Teagle Foundation Announces New Grant Supporting Education at DPLA
    “The Digital Public Library of America is delighted to announce that it has received a generous $150,000 grant from the Teagle Foundation to extend its work around curated sets of primary source materials for the classroom. For the last…
Rank this Week: 106

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Focuses on China's highest court. By Susan Finder.

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Dec 5

    Chinese law “elephant”

    Chinese law “elephant”
      Thank you very much to all of my followers for following me.  I plan to tweak the type of content that I am providing, providing fewer long analytical blogposts, because I want to concentrate on writing a book on Supreme…
  • Nov 26

    Why the Supreme People’s Court’s new demand guarantee interpretation is important

    Why the Supreme People’s Court’s new demand guarantee interpretation is important
    On 18 November, the Supreme People’s Court(SPC)  issued the Regulations on Some Issues Concerning the Trial of Independent Guarantee Disputes  (Independent Guarantees Interpretation)…
  • Nov 20

    Inspectors stationed at the Supreme People’s Court & Procuratorate

    Inspectors stationed at the Supreme People’s Court & Procuratorate
    Close followers of the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) media outlets will have noticed a 15 November report of a mobilization meeting of the Central Inspection Group (CIG) #2 inspecting the SPC’s Communist Party group.  A…
Rank this Week: 476

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 5

    PHOSITA, the Frankenstein from the US Supreme Court?

    PHOSITA, the Frankenstein from the US Supreme Court?
    The 717Madison blog had a post mentioning the use of the word "Frankenstein" in oral argument at the CAFC.That appellation goes back some time, and the first court "attacked" with this verbiage was the US Supreme Court:Prior to the…
  • Dec 5

    "Motivation to combine" analyzed by CAFC in Dako v. Leica

    "Motivation to combine" analyzed by CAFC in Dako v. Leica
    From the decision:The existence of a motivation to combine is a factualdetermination. Star Sci., Inc. v. R.J. Reynolds TobaccoCo., 655 F.3d 1364, 1374–75 (Fed. Cir. 2011). Under asubstantial evidence standard of review, we must draw…
  • Dec 1

    Microsoft loses appeal of Enfish case at CAFC

    Microsoft loses appeal of Enfish case at CAFC
    From the decision:Enfish, LLC owns U.S. Patent Nos. 6,151,604 and6,163,775, which describe and claim methods and apparatusesfor storing and retrieving data using assertedlyimproved database techniques. In September 2013,Microsoft Corp. filed…
Rank this Week: 61

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.

https://inforrm.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 5

    Consultation on Leveson: the Press has no case at all – Brian Cathcart

    Consultation on Leveson: the Press has no case at all – Brian Cathcart
    The Government has launched a public consultation on ‘The Leveson Inquiry and its Implementation’. You might think that when they consult in this way it must be a thorny issue with strong arguments on both sides, but in this case…
  • Dec 4

    Law and Media Round Up – 5 December 2016

    Law and Media Round Up – 5 December 2016
    The Supreme Court will, today, sit in an unprecedented panel of 11, to hear the most important constitutional case for many years, the so called “Article 50 Brexit” case.  This has generated huge media coverage and a…
  • Dec 4

    Three ways Facebook could reduce fake news without resorting to censorship – Jennifer Stromer-Galley,

    Three ways Facebook could reduce fake news without resorting to censorship – Jennifer Stromer-Galley,
    The public gets a lot of its news and information from Facebook. Some of it is fake. That presents a problem for the site’s users, and for the company itself. Facebook cofounder and chairman Mark Zuckerberg said the company will find…
Rank this Week: 218

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Dec 5

    Jury Awards California Truckers $55 Million in Wal-Mart Wage Suit

    Jury Awards California Truckers $55 Million in Wal-Mart Wage Suit
    Shelby Krzastek On November 23, 2016, a jury returned a verdict for the plaintiffs in Ridgeway v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., finding that the retail giant Wal-Mart owed approximately 850 former Wal-Mart truck drivers back pay for hours worked for…
  • Dec 2

    Tenth Circuit Finds That Conflicting Language Voids Arbitration Provision

    Tenth Circuit Finds That Conflicting Language Voids Arbitration Provision
    Edgar M. Rivera, Esq. Arbitration agreements between employees and employers often strongly favor the employer’s interests at the employee’s expense. As a result, an unsuccessful opposition to a motion to compel arbitration can be…
  • Dec 1

    Texas Court Blocks New Department of Labor Overtime Regulation

    Texas Court Blocks New Department of Labor Overtime Regulation
    Lev Craig Last week, a Texas federal district court granted a temporary injunction in State of Nevada v. U.S. Department of Labor, blocking the implementation of a new Department of Labor (DOL) overtime regulation that was previously…
Rank this Week: 551

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

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

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Dec 5

    Wrongful Appropriation – Borrowing without Permission

    Wrongful Appropriation – Borrowing without Permission
    If someone is found to be borrowing property that doesn’t belong to them and does it without the owner’s permission it is known as wrongful appropriation. Wrongful appropriation Utah code 76-6-404.5 defines wrongful appropriation…
  • Nov 30

    Impaired Driving – The Reduced DUI Charge for Utah Driver

    Impaired Driving – The Reduced DUI Charge for Utah Driver
    Utah drivers who are arrested for a DUI need to know there’s a chance they may be offered a reduced charge known as impaired driving. Although this charge is slightly better than a DUI, it is best to consult with a criminal defense…
  • Nov 28

    Pedestrian and Others Injured in Dog Attack

    Pedestrian and Others Injured in Dog Attack
    Three women are recovering from injuries after a dog attack which first targeted a pedestrian and then two bystanders who rushed to help. Two animals involved in dog attack 20 year old Sierra Coe of Millville Utah was walking home from the…
Rank this Week: 795

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 513

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Dec 5

    500+ UM Faculty Stand Against ‘Hate and Intimidation’

    500+ UM Faculty Stand Against ‘Hate and Intimidation’
    I’m one of the more than 500 signatories to this letter in which UM faculty take a stand against hatred, intimidation, and a “post-truth” world. The letter was written by members of the English Department. Media coverage in…
  • Dec 5

    I Expect We’ll Get Crap Like this Daily

    I Expect We’ll Get Crap Like this Daily
    Donald Trump wants to ‘close up’ the Internet: In a speech at the U.S.S. Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, on Monday, Trump referenced the use by ISIS of social media as a recruitment tool. He recommended a discussion…
  • Dec 5

    This is What an Informer Society Looks Like

    This is What an Informer Society Looks Like
    Miamians Are Going on Twitter to Ask Donald Trump to Deport Their Exes. According to the New Times, “dozens of folks,” many in the Miami area, are tweeting addresses and photos, some cc’ing the police, in the hopes of…
Rank this Week: 13

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

Covers recent developments in construction law in Canada. By Thomas G. Heintzman.

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
Rank this Week: 797

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury. By Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 5

    Lake County man warns drivers about dangerous stretch along I-94

    Lake County man warns drivers about dangerous stretch along I-94
    WAUKEGAN, Ill. (December 6, 2016) – For many Lake County residents, the stretch of westbound I-94 near Gurnee, Ill. is a notoriously dangerous stretch of road. Many drivers even refer to the exit at Grand Avenue as “100 feet…
  • Dec 4

    Car Crash Checklist: What to Do, What to Avoid

    Car Crash Checklist: What to Do, What to Avoid
    Car accidents are a serious problem in Chicago and throughout the state of Illinois. As the Illinois Department of Transportation reports, every day in our state, there are: 811 traffic crashes 232 crash-related injuries 2 crash-related…
  • Dec 2

    Four Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard attorneys named ‘Emerging Lawyers’

    Four Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard attorneys named ‘Emerging Lawyers’
    CHICAGO (December 2, 2016) – The Illinois personal injury and medical malpractice law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is proud to announce four of its attorneys have been named Emerging Lawyers by the Law Bulletin…
Rank this Week: 580

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian F. Havel and John Q. Mulligan.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Dec 5

    DOT Grants Permit to Norwegian Air International Limited

    DOT Grants Permit to Norwegian Air International Limited
    The U.S. Department of Transportation has finally granted Norwegian Air International Limited (NAI) its requested foreign air carrier permit to begin operating flights to the United States. The announcement brings to a close a three-year saga…
  • Nov 11

    Aviation in a Trump Administration

    Aviation in a Trump Administration
    Bloomberg News solicited comments from Professor Brian F. Havel in an article this week speculating on what U.S. aviation policy might look like under President-elect Trump.
  • Oct 19

    U.S. Announces Forthcoming Passenger Protection Rule

    U.S. Announces Forthcoming Passenger Protection Rule
    The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a press release yesterday informing the public about a host of forthcoming measures that could be fairly categorized as consumer protections for airline passengers. Impending changes include…
Rank this Week: 418

William T. Bly Blog

William T. Bly Blog

Covers Maine drunk driving and criminal defense topics.

http://www.williamblylaw.com/blog
  • Dec 5

    Road Fatalities Up Nationwide: Economy Most Likely Factor

    Road Fatalities Up Nationwide: Economy Most Likely Factor
    Advocacy groups that are against drunk driving, like Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), often insist that their efforts are far more effective than they really are. This isn't surprising – they're advocacy groups, whose sole purpose…
  • Dec 2

    Minnesota's Ignition Interlock Device Rule Likely Violates Fourth Amendment

    Minnesota's Ignition Interlock Device Rule Likely Violates Fourth Amendment
    A recent development out of Minnesota shows how the witch hunt for drunk drivers can infringe on your constitutional rights, as guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment. Minnesota's Ignition Interlock Devices Like many states in the U.S., Minnesota…
  • Dec 1

    How Attorney General Sessions Could Impact Maine

    How Attorney General Sessions Could Impact Maine
    It's always hard to say just how much a new federal official in a high-level office will change how things work on the ground. In reality, the typical answer is “not much”; the people who sit at the top of the government in…
Rank this Week: 631

Oklahoma Insurance Law

Oklahoma Insurance Law

Covers first party coverage issues and bad faith for Oklahoma. By Buckman & Roach.

http://www.okinsurancelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 577

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

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

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • Dec 5

    ThunderCloud Subs Ordered to Pay Nearly $128k for Unpaid Minimum and Overtime Wage

    ThunderCloud Subs Ordered to Pay Nearly $128k for Unpaid Minimum and Overtime Wage
    A U.S. Department of Labor investigation, determined that ThunderCloud Subs, stiffed its employees out of minimum wages and overtime compensation for all hours worked over 40 in a given workweek. ThunderCloud Subs is a restaurant chain…
  • Dec 1

    Philadelphia-Area Restaurants Sued by Employees for Wage Violation

    Philadelphia-Area Restaurants Sued by Employees for Wage Violation
    Four Philadelphia restaurants have been hit with wage theft lawsuits. The lawsuits allege overtime and pay violations against La Casa de tu Madre (previously known as Growler’s), The King’s Corner Pub, The Drake Tavern, and Prime…
  • Nov 28

    Providence Restaurant to Pay $567K in Back Wages and Overtime Damages to 104 Restaurant Worker

    Providence Restaurant to Pay $567K in Back Wages and Overtime Damages to 104 Restaurant Worker
    Jacky’s Waterplace & Sushi Bar a restaurant located in Providence, Rhode Island, and its owner Kin Wah Ko, will pay $567,000 in back wages to 104 employees for failure to pay them the minimum wage and overtime pay, amongst other…
Rank this Week: 836

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/
  • Dec 5

    2d Circuit Holds That Employees Have Right To Union Representative Before Consenting To Drug Test

    2d Circuit Holds That Employees Have Right To Union Representative Before Consenting To Drug Test
    Although unreported, Manhatten Beer v. NLRB, ____F.3d____(2d Cir. Nov. 16, 2016), may turn out to be a significant decision concerning Weingarten rights. With very little analysis, the court stated: Here, the Board reasonably construed the…
  • Nov 22

    Excessive Absenteeism Disqualifies Individual For Unemployment

    Excessive Absenteeism Disqualifies Individual For Unemployment
    Matter of Mead v. Commissioner of Labor, ___A.D.3d___(3d Dep't. Nov. 21, 2016) is an interesting case. The case holds that an individual who is excessively absent can be disqualified for unemployment, reasoning: Excessive absenteeism, which…
  • Nov 22

    Education Secretary Calls on States to Abolish Corporal Punishment in School

    Education Secretary Calls on States to Abolish Corporal Punishment in School
    Corporal punishment, believe it or not, is still legal in 22 states. Corporal punishment involves hitting students for the purpose of punishment. This practice was upheld by the Supreme Court in the early 1980s. Now, Eduation Secretary King…
Rank this Week: 351

Drug Injury Watch

Drug Injury Watch

Site provides developing information about prescription drug side effects as well as up-to-date news from the legal, medical, FDA, and pharmaceutical sectors. From attorney Thomas J. Lamb.

http://www.drug-injury.com/druginjurycom/
Rank this Week: 809

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/
  • Dec 5

    Green: New Book on Organizational Discrimination

    Green: New Book on Organizational Discrimination
    Congratulations to Tristin Green (San Francisco) on the publication of her new book Discrimination Laundering: The Rise of Organizational Innocence and the Crisis of Equal Opportunity Law by Cambridge University Press. Here's the publisher's…
  • Nov 30

    Labor, the 2016 Election, and Democrats' Next Move

    Labor, the 2016 Election, and Democrats' Next Move
    Jake Rosenfeld (Wash U. - Sociology) has just posted the essay Labor and Politics: Learning the Right Lessons from 2016 over at onlabor. H argues that the Democratic Party's take-away from the 2016 election results -- that they need to...
  • Nov 29

    Conference Announcement: Collective Bargaining in Higher Ed

    Conference Announcement: Collective Bargaining in Higher Ed
    Friend of the Blog Bill Herbert sends word that registration is now open for the National Center's 44th Annual Conference on March 26-28, 2017 in New York City. The conference keynote speaker is NLRB Chair Mark G. Pearce. The number...
Rank this Week: 88

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 5

    St. Augustine Man Arrested In Mobile Meth Lab Bust Outside Publix

    St. Augustine Man Arrested In Mobile Meth Lab Bust Outside Publix
    A St. Augustine man was arrested Monday afternoon after he was allegedly found in possession of a mobile meth lab in the parking lot of a Publix supermarket on State Road 16, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office. The…
  • Nov 28

    Citrus County Man Found Guilty Of Sexual Battery On A Child

    Citrus County Man Found Guilty Of Sexual Battery On A Child
    A Citrus County man was found guilty for sexual battery on a person 12 – 18 years old and lewd/lascivious molestation of a child. Authorities claim the 46-year-old man sexually battered the child while in a position of familial or…
  • Nov 23

    Dennis Rodman Charged With Leaving The Scene Of An Accident In California

    Dennis Rodman Charged With Leaving The Scene Of An Accident In California
    Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has been charged with hit-and-run for an alleged wrong-way driving crash on a Southern California freeway. Orange County prosecutors filed misdemeanor charges against Rodman on Monday for a July 20 accident on…
Rank this Week: 314

CommLawCenter

CommLawCenter

Provides breaking news and analysis of communications law and business. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.commlawcenter.com/
  • Dec 5

    One and Done: Stage 3 Forward Auction Ends After Just One Round of Bidding

    One and Done: Stage 3 Forward Auction Ends After Just One Round of Bidding
    At the end of Stage 2 of the Spectrum Auction, I wrote about bidder fatigue and the hope that the FCC would drop its spectrum clearing target a couple of notches for Stage 3 to expedite the conclusion of a now seemingly interminable…
  • Nov 30

    FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ November 2016

    FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ November 2016
    Pillsbury’s communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC license holders and others. This month’s issue includes: Headlines:…
  • Nov 22

    Client Alert: Federal Court Rules New Overtime Requirements Won’t Go Into Effect on December 1

    Client Alert: Federal Court Rules New Overtime Requirements Won’t Go Into Effect on December 1
    What a difference a day makes. As previously discussed in CommLawCenter, the Department of Labor announced in May a change to its overtime regulations.  That change would more than double the minimum salary needed to qualify an employee…
Rank this Week: 905

taxgirl

taxgirl

Covers corporate, non-profit, estates, individual or international taxes. By Kelly Erb.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 956

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Dec 5

    New Year's Resolution: Divorce

    New Year's Resolution: Divorce
    In the United States, it is estimated that between 40% and 50% of all first marriages will end in divorce, and that figure goes up to 60% for second marriages. Researchers have uncovered and established some very well-known factors that…
  • Nov 30

    America's Gray Divorce Revolution

    America's Gray Divorce Revolution
    After World War II ended and our soldiers came home, the birth rates across the United States and the world spiked in what’s become romantically referred to as the baby boom. Between 1946 and 1964, nearly 77 million babies were…
  • Nov 21

    Looking at Divorce and Taxe

    Looking at Divorce and Taxe
    If you’re headed for, or already going through a divorce, you already know that it’s difficult. What could add to the anxiety of gathering your financial records, dividing households, and trying to reach a marital settlement…
Rank this Week: 553

Accolades & Achievements

Accolades & Achievements

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to recognize noteworthy events in the lives of its alumni through the Accolades & Achievements Blog.

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements
Rank this Week: 479

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Covers securities law. By Fitapelli | Kurta.

http://www.securitieslawattorneys.net/
  • Dec 5

    Broker Cindy Cornette Received Two Customer Complaint

    Broker Cindy Cornette Received Two Customer Complaint
    Public records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on December 4, 2016 indicate that Tennessee-based Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network broker/adviser Cindy Cornette has been the subject of customer…
  • Dec 5

    Charles Elhoff: Received One Customer Complaint

    Charles Elhoff: Received One Customer Complaint
    Public records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on December 4, 2016 indicate that Texas-based LPL Financial broker/adviser Charles Elhoff has received resolved or pending customer disputes. The securities and…
  • Dec 2

    Terry Xu: Subject of Two Pending Regulatory Investigation

    Terry Xu: Subject of Two Pending Regulatory Investigation
    Publicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on December 2, 2016 indicate that former California-based USA Financial Services broker Terry Xu is currently not affiliated with any broker-dealer…
Rank this Week: 141

Hunter's Query

Hunter's Query

Features research tips and law library news. From the Howard W. Hunter Law Library at the J. Reuben Clark Law School.

http://huntersquery.byulaw.info/wordpress/
  • Dec 5

    Library Book Christmas Tree

    Library Book Christmas Tree
        Happy Holidays from the Howard W. Hunter Law Library!! Come check out the latest addition to our Christmas decor, our Christmas tree made from library books.  Over 550 books to be recycled went into the creation of our…
  • Nov 30

    Final

    Final
    We do our best to help our students out during finals time.  Here are some resources and services we hope will make this time a little less stressful. Sample Exams – The Law Library has a number of sample exams … Continue…
  • Oct 31

    New Color Printer in the Law School

    New Color Printer in the Law School
    There is a color printer in the law school for student and community use. This printer is a BYU Pharos printer (named BYU Public Color), and it works like the other BYU Pharos printers across campus. It is in the printing ……
Rank this Week: 240

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
  • Dec 5

    Sven Karlen: Terminated From Wells Fargo

    Sven Karlen: Terminated From Wells Fargo
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on December 4, 2016 indicate that former New Hampshire-based Wells Fargo Advisors broker Sven Karlen is currently not affiliated with any broker-dealer…
  • Dec 5

    Satya Shaw Named in Investigation by the Florida Office of Financial Regulation

    Satya Shaw Named in Investigation by the Florida Office of Financial Regulation
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on December 4, 2016 indicate that Florida-based Center Street Securities broker Satya Shaw is currently not affiliated with any broker-dealer firm. The…
  • Dec 5

    Customer Seeking $350,000 in Damages From Broker Christopher Scalese

    Customer Seeking $350,000 in Damages From Broker Christopher Scalese
    Public records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on December 4, 2016 indicate that former Pennsylvania-based Summit Brokerage Services broker Christopher Scalese has been the subject of resolved or pending…
Rank this Week: 222

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

Covers Daubert, expert witness marketing, and expert witness testimony. By JurisPro Expert Witness Directory.

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Dec 5

    Two out of Three Expert Witnesses Allowed in Contract Dispute Litigation

    Two out of Three Expert Witnesses Allowed in Contract Dispute Litigation
    In this contract dispute case, the defendant and plaintiff hired expert witnesses to help with their case.  Two out of the three expert testimony was granted. Facts: This case (Joan Cravens Construction, Inc. et al v. Deas Construction,…
  • Dec 2

    Two out of Three Experts in Medical Malpractice Case Allowed to Testify

    Two out of Three Experts in Medical Malpractice Case Allowed to Testify
    In this medical malpractice case involving colon cancer, the plaintiff hired three expert witnesses.  All but one was excluded from testifying. Facts:  This case (Swan v. United States – United States District Court –…
  • Nov 16

    District Court Opinion Denying Healthcare Expert is Affirmed

    District Court Opinion Denying Healthcare Expert is Affirmed
    Plaintiff appealed an opinion of the district court excluding the testimony of his standard of care expert.  The appeals court affirmed the opinion. Facts:  This case (Dalip Basanti v. United States of America – United States…
Rank this Week: 138

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Dec 5

    Considering Parol Evidence to Decide If There Was Ever a Contract

    Considering Parol Evidence to Decide If There Was Ever a Contract
    One of the things I find students struggle with when it comes to parol evidence is determining for what purpose they are considering the evidence. A recent case out of Maryland, Wiencek + Associates Architects + Planners v. Community Homes...
  • Dec 5

    Can a Breach of Contract Become Elder Abuse and Bad Faith?

    Can a Breach of Contract Become Elder Abuse and Bad Faith?
    A California Court of Appeals recently answered yes to this question, although finding that in the case at issue, the facts didn’t warrant a finding of actual elder abuse. At bottom, the facts were as follows: an elderly couple –...
  • Dec 1

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (December 1, 2016)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (December 1, 2016)
    Our SSRN Top Ten Downloads lists now return after a Thanksgiving hiatus last Thursday. SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 506 The Reform of the French Law of Obligations: Les Jeux…
Rank this Week: 405

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

Provides global privacy and information security law updates and analysis. By Hunton & Williams.

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
  • Dec 5

    Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity Issues Recommendation

    Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity Issues Recommendation
    On December 1, 2016, the nonpartisan Commission on Enhancing Cybersecurity issued its Report on Securing and Growing the Digital Economy, which includes recommended actions that the government and private sector can take over the next 10…
  • Dec 5

    FTC Releases Summary of Workshop on Privacy Disclosure

    FTC Releases Summary of Workshop on Privacy Disclosure
    On November 30, 2016, the FTC released a staff summary of a recent public workshop called Putting Disclosures to the Test. The workshop examined ways of testing and evaluating company disclosures regarding advertising claims and privacy…
  • Nov 30

    France Adopts Class Action Regime for Data Protection Violation

    France Adopts Class Action Regime for Data Protection Violation
    On November 19, 2016, the French government enacted a bill creating a legal basis for class actions against data controllers and processors resulting from data protection violations. The bill establishes a general class action regime and…
Rank this Week: 64

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Dec 5

    FriendFinder Data Breach Exposes 400 million+ Account

    FriendFinder Data Breach Exposes 400 million+ Account
    FriendFinder Networks is a company in the adult entertainment, social networking, and online dating space. Several databases from FriendFinder Networks web sites with more than 412 million accounts, including usernames, e-mails, and…
  • Nov 21

    The FBI Dips into Twitter’s Data Stream

    The FBI Dips into Twitter’s Data Stream
    Following up on our earlier post regarding the Era of Hashtag Surveillance, the FBI has published documents indicating that it intends to enter into a deal with a Twitter data miner, appropriately named Dataminr (and partially owned by…
  • Nov 14

    When It Comes to the DMCA, a Red Flag Becomes Harder to Fly

    When It Comes to the DMCA, a Red Flag Becomes Harder to Fly
    It is unlikely that when Stephanie Lenz posted a home video of her children dancing to Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” on YouTube, she could have anticipated that, nearly a decade later, she would be seeking U.S.…
Rank this Week: 906

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

Provides information on Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. By Gregory A. Holbus.

http://wisconsinbankruptcy.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 5

    Trustee Garcia's Financial Management Course

    Trustee Garcia's Financial Management Course
    As a policy, my clients who file for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy are not charged for the second counseling course under the assumption that they will take the free version offered by Trustee Garcia's office.  This policy has been in place…
  • Nov 29

    Customer Service

    Customer Service
    After filing for bankruptcy, MOST debtors will not be speaking on the phone to MOST of their creditors.  But some will.  And talking to the right person may make the difference between a productive phone call and a hair-pulling…
  • Nov 15

    Chapter 13 Defaults and Second Chance

    Chapter 13 Defaults and Second Chance
    If you're the "TL;DR" type - skip ahead to the bottom of this post - that what's written in red.  Because this post contains very important information.For anyone who has ever filed a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy case, there is an obligation to…
Rank this Week: 969

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Federal Tort Claims Act, Injuries to Minors and Children, Land Owner Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Products Liability, and Toxic Torts. By Levin & Perconti.

http://www.illinoisinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 5

    Stay Safe This Season – Be on the Lookout for Common Holiday Injurie

    Stay Safe This Season – Be on the Lookout for Common Holiday Injurie
    The holiday season is right around the corner. Many of us will be getting together with family and enjoying food and various activities. In my family, the kids will be running around, the adult men will be watching sports while the adult…
  • Nov 26

    Recall on Dutch Chocolate Premium Ice Cream

    Recall on Dutch Chocolate Premium Ice Cream
    Do you love eating ice cream, particularly Turkey Hill Ice Cream? If so, beware of a recent recall. Earlier last month, Turkey Hill Dairy recalled a number of its Dutch Chocolate Premium Ice Cream after it was discovered that the package…
  • Nov 17

    Safety First – Respecting the Dangers of Hiking

    Safety First – Respecting the Dangers of Hiking
    Hiking is a very popular outdoor activity enjoyed by millions. According to the National Park Service (NPS), more than 280 million people come to its recreational areas every year. This time of the year, being fall, is a popular time to go…
Rank this Week: 562

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 5

    As it happens my law school is housed in a…

    As it happens my law school is housed in a building named for John Lord O'Brian, a one-time United States Attorney most famous for prosecuting Eugene V. Debbs. I guess that is several degrees less horrible than being named for a pro-slavery…
  • Nov 30

    It really doesn't make any difference that…

    It really doesn't make any difference that Sir Elton John has declined to perform at the inauguration: Trump is going to tell us that Elton blew the roof off and nearly half the country will believe it. The real question is who will actually…
  • Nov 21

    To Wooster College Friday for the American…

    To Wooster College Friday for the American Moot Court Association's Regional Tournament. Buffalo State has entered teams for the past four years, but two years ago we were snowed in. Last year was the first time I went with the team. We've…
Rank this Week: 947

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Dec 5

    Call for Presentation and Panel Proposals for Arizona State University's Third Annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educator

    Call for Presentation and Panel Proposals for Arizona State University's Third Annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educator
    Arizona State University has issued a call for presentations and panels for its Third Annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educators on May 12, 2017. Carol Rose will be this year's keynote speaker. ASU will pay up to $500…
  • Dec 1

    Yael Lifshitz on Rethinking Original Ownership

    Yael Lifshitz on Rethinking Original Ownership
    Yael Lifshitz has posted Rethinking Original Ownership, forthcoming in the University of Toronto Law Journal. This work is related to Yael's doctoral dissertation in New York University's JSD Program. Here is the abstract: At the genesis of…
  • Nov 30

    Fischel on Homevoters and the Growth Machine

    Fischel on Homevoters and the Growth Machine
    Bill Fischel at Dartmouth's Department of Economics has posted The Rise of the Homevoters: How the Growth Machine Was Subverted by OPEC and Earth Day on SSRN. Bill prepared the paper as part of a conference at the Kreisman Initiative...
Rank this Week: 303

Erie Injury Law Blog

Erie Injury Law Blog

Covers Pennsylvania and Erie County accident and injury information. By Purchase & George P.C.

http://www.yourerieaccidentlawyers.com/blog/
  • Dec 5

    Mesothelioma: wrongful death lawsuit

    Mesothelioma: wrongful death lawsuit
    Mesothelioma is a slow-acting cancer that damages the lining of a person's internal organs such as their stomach, heart, and lungs. It is primarily caused by repeated exposure to asbestos. According to the American Cancer Society, there…
  • Nov 29

    An overview of ATV accidents and injurie

    An overview of ATV accidents and injurie
    An ATV, or “all-terrain vehicle,” is a type of recreational vehicle that you can drive off-road for fun or work. Many people use them to drive around the country or on family farms for pleasure. Farmers and laborers use ATVs to…
  • Nov 29

    A plastic surgeon's duty of care and the potentially fatal risk

    A plastic surgeon's duty of care and the potentially fatal risk
    No one expects their loved one to die from cosmetic surgeries. "Going under the knife" is always serious but cosmetic surgeries are not supposed to be dangerous. This post will go over how cosmetic surgeries that sometimes result in…
Rank this Week: 808

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 565

New Jersey Injury Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Injury Lawyers Blog

By The Rotolo Law Firm.

http://www.newjerseyinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 5

    Raising the Bar to Make Seat Belts Safer

    Raising the Bar to Make Seat Belts Safer
    There’s truth behind the slogan, ‘Seat Belts Save Lives.’ In fact, last year alone seat belts were credited with saving some 14,000 lives. At the same time, however, these safety harnesses can contribute to the injuries…
  • Nov 21

    Cleansers Stored in Unmarked Containers Endanger Children

    Cleansers Stored in Unmarked Containers Endanger Children
    Injury is the leading cause of death of children and teenagers in this country and accidental poisonings rank among the top five leading causes of injury. Most of these poisonings occur when children accidentally ingest medications or common…
  • Nov 14

    What to Know Before Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

    What to Know Before Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
    Personal Injury attorney, Victor Rotolo, and the attorneys of the Victor Rotolo Law Firm offer legal counsel to clients seeking to recover damages for injuries suffered as the result of accidents, including those related to defective…
Rank this Week: 847

Labor & Employment Law…

Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.laboremploymentperspectives.com/
  • Dec 5

    Seventh Circuit Could Up-End Approach to Sexual Orientation Discrimination

    Seventh Circuit Could Up-End Approach to Sexual Orientation Discrimination
    On November 30, 2016, all of the judges of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (covering Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin) reheard a case that could change the way federal courts treat sexual orientation-based discrimination claims. As is…
  • Dec 5

    “Accurate” Time Records Must Actually Be Accurate

    “Accurate” Time Records Must Actually Be Accurate
    Sometimes it is important to get back to basics and refresh our understanding of topics that are already well-known to human resources professionals.  In this season of confusion, particularly regarding the on-again/off-again Fair Labor…
  • Nov 28

    Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements: Proceed with Caution

    Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements: Proceed with Caution
    Class action waivers in arbitration agreements exist in a legal gray zone, with the federal appellate courts split on their enforceability. Many employers believe that by forcing employees who sue them to do so only individually, they…
Rank this Week: 682

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Counsel to Counsel Blog

Focuses on career and marketing issues facing associates or partners. By Stephen Seckler.

http://www.seckler.com/blog/
  • Dec 5

    Speak the Truth and Nothing But the Truth-But it doesn’t have to be the “whole” truth

    Speak the Truth and Nothing But the Truth-But it doesn’t have to be the “whole” truth
    What does “integrity” mean in an interview situation?  Certainly, you have the obligation to tell the truth during a job interview.  But having an obligation to tell the truth does not imply an obligation to to share…
  • Nov 30

    Helping “Professionals” in Need During the Holiday Season

    Helping “Professionals” in Need During the Holiday Season
    The holidays are a time to remember the needy–those who are struggling to pay for basic necessities. We are all compelled to do what we can to help those less fortunate than us and the holiday season is a good reminder to act. Whether…
  • Nov 22

    In a Tight Market for Talent, it is Time to Get Out of the Box

    In a Tight Market for Talent, it is Time to Get Out of the Box
    I’m starting to get into my year end marketing mode.  December tends to be a slower month for hiring simply because it is harder to get hiring managers to focus.  But as I’ve said before, the holidays are a good time for…
Rank this Week: 702

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Dec 5

    Ravel Law Launches Court Analytics for Federal and State Court

    Ravel Law Launches Court Analytics for Federal and State Court
    The legal research service Ravel Law, which last year launched Judge Analytics to provide analysis of how individual federal court judges make decisions, today is launching Court Analytics, a similar feature that applies analytics to an…
  • Dec 1

    Lawyer’s App Lets Clients in Trouble Summon Him Via GPS

    Lawyer’s App Lets Clients in Trouble Summon Him Via GPS
    When New York City lawyer Sachin Gadh started his law practice, he wanted to be there for his clients when they needed him. In fact, he wanted to put himself right on their mobile phones. So he developed an app to do just that. He calls it…
  • Nov 30

    Startup Competition Ends Friday; Here Are The Standing

    Startup Competition Ends Friday; Here Are The Standing
    In October, we announced the first-ever competition to select 12 legal technology startups to participate in ABA Techshow’s inaugural Startup Alley. From the initial round of entries we received, we narrowed the contenders down to…
Rank this Week: 832

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

Covers birth injuries, medical device liability, medical misdiagnosis and surgical errors. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.robertkreisman.com/medical-malpractice-lawyer/
  • Dec 5

    $2.28 Million Jury Verdict for Overuse of Contrast Dye

    $2.28 Million Jury Verdict for Overuse of Contrast Dye
    Robert Firkins was 67 and suffered from chronic renal disease and cardiac issues. Before having orthopedic surgery, he underwent an angiogram done by an interventional cardiologist, the defendant, Dr. Scott Harris. Dr. Harris, who had been…
  • Dec 2

    $16.5 Million Settlement Reached in Amputations for Alleged Malpractice in Treating a Kidney Stone

    $16.5 Million Settlement Reached in Amputations for Alleged Malpractice in Treating a Kidney Stone
    Ana Pereira, 29, was admitted to Monmouth Medical Center where she was diagnosed as having a kidney stone and renal colic. Her condition continued to deteriorate. Blood cultures were positive for bacterial growth by noon of the next day.…
  • Dec 1

    $4.58 Million Jury Verdict in Medical Malpractice Death Case

    $4.58 Million Jury Verdict in Medical Malpractice Death Case
    Nakeyia McMichael, a 33-year-old nurse, was hospitalized for treatment for a cerebral edema. Just 18 months later she returned to the hospital’s emergency room complaining of head pain, nausea and vomiting. Two hospital emergency…
Rank this Week: 41

Animal Rights: The Abolitionist…

Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach

Covers animal law and animal rights. By Gary L. Francione.

http://www.abolitionistapproach.com
  • Dec 5

    Thought of the Day: Meatless Monday–A Very Bad Idea

    Thought of the Day: Meatless Monday–A Very Bad Idea
    This was originally published on December 5, 2016 on the Abolitionist Approach Facebook page. ********** If you are not vegan, please go vegan. Veganism is about nonviolence. First and foremost, it’s about nonviolence to other sentient…
  • Dec 3

    Thought of the Day: Single-Issue Campaigns and Why We Should Reject Them

    Thought of the Day: Single-Issue Campaigns and Why We Should Reject Them
    This was originally published on December 3, 2016 on the Abolitionist Approach Facebook page. ********** If you are not vegan, please go vegan. Veganism is about nonviolence. First and foremost, it’s about nonviolence to other sentient…
  • Dec 1

    Thought of the Day: Why Animal Welfare Reform is Not Helping Animal

    Thought of the Day: Why Animal Welfare Reform is Not Helping Animal
    This was originally published on December 1, 2016 on the Abolitionist Approach Facebook page. ********** If you are not vegan, please go vegan. Veganism is about nonviolence. First and foremost, it’s about nonviolence to other sentient…
Rank this Week: 725

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Dec 5

    Daily Read: The Equal Protection Argument for Allocation of Votes in the Electoral College

    Daily Read: The Equal Protection Argument for Allocation of Votes in the Electoral College
    ConLawProf Lawrence Lessig has a terrific post sharing arguments that the present "winner take all" rule (in all but 2 states) for allocating electoral votes violates the Equal Protection Clause. As an orientation for assessing the…
  • Dec 2

    Measuring Scalia-Ness in Trump's List for the Supreme Court

    Measuring Scalia-Ness in Trump's List for the Supreme Court
    Check out this study that measures candidates on President-Elect Trump's list of potential Supreme Court nominees for how close they are to Justice Scalia. From the abstract: This study proposes three empirical measures of what made Justice…
  • Dec 2

    UPDATED: Does Jill Stein Have Standing to Petition for a Recount in Michigan?

    UPDATED: Does Jill Stein Have Standing to Petition for a Recount in Michigan?
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School It depends on what "aggrieved" means, according to the Trump team in its filing yesterday in opposition to Stein's recount petition. Under Michigan law, a candidate can petition for a…
Rank this Week: 146

A Child is Missing

A Child is Missing

Reports on federal Hague Convention child abduction cases By Joel R. Brandes.

http://joelbrandes.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 973

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 5

    The Civil Suit, the Juror’s Tweets and the Motion for a New Trial

    The Civil Suit, the Juror’s Tweets and the Motion for a New Trial
    This post examines an opinion the District Court of Appeal  of Florida – Fourth District recently issued in a civil appeal that involved a jury verdict in an action seeking damages for injuries sustained in an automobile…
  • Dec 2

    Driving with a Suspended License, the Pill Bottle and the Facebook Profile

    Driving with a Suspended License, the Pill Bottle and the Facebook Profile
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas: U.S. v. Cooks, 2016 WL 6948065 (2016). The District Court Judge begins by explaining thatDefendant Gary Cooks was pulled over for driving with a suspended…
  • Nov 30

    Armed Robbery, the Text Message and the Cell Phone

    Armed Robbery, the Text Message and the Cell Phone
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeals of Ohio – Fifth District:  State v. Hidey, 2016 WL 5885507 (2016). The court begins by explaining that “[a]ppellant the State of Ohio appeals a judgment of the…
Rank this Week: 882