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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/
  • Sep 17

    Happy Constitution Day!

    Happy Constitution Day!
    September 17 is Constitution Day, a day we celebrate the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787 in Philadelphia.  As a researcher, I’m drawn to thinking about the history and the sources surrounding important documents like…
  • Sep 10

    Legal Info. Overload

    Legal Info. Overload
    Researchers deal with a consistent problem these days – legal information overload.  The sheer amount of legal information can be overwhelming, especially for new researchers.  While the abundance of legal information…
  • Aug 27

    New Classroom

    New Classroom
    As many of you know, the library’s room 275/76 was one of several areas under construction this summer.  Room 275/76 was originally the library’s computer lab, but as laptops become common the space was better used as a…
Rank this Week: 572

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Sep 17

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Robinson v. Billings Clinic

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Robinson v. Billings Clinic
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – OTHER DA 14-0174, 2014 MT 252N, JACK L. ROBINSON, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. BILLINGS CLINIC; CBB COLLECTIONS; EXPERIAN INFORMATION SERVICES,…
  • Sep 17

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Matter of A.S.W.

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Matter of A.S.W.
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DEPENDENT NEGLECT DA 14-0144, 2014 MT 251N, IN THE MATTER OF: A.S.W., Youth in Need of Care.
  • Sep 17

    OPINION: Marks v. 71 Ranch

    OPINION: Marks v. 71 Ranch
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – WATER RIGHTS ADJUDICATION DA 13-0489, 2014 MT 250, DONALD C. MARKS, Objector and Appellant, v. 71 RANCH, LP, Claimant and Appellee.
Rank this Week: 21

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Sep 17

    Cancelosi & Garden Amicus in M&G Polymer

    Cancelosi & Garden Amicus in M&G Polymer
    Susan Cancelosi & Charlotte Garden write to say they are working on an amicus brief in M&G Polymers v. Tackett, a case concerning the ongoing validity of the Yard-Man presumption in interpreting collective bargaining agreement clauses…
  • Sep 16

    Advisory Committee on Individuals with Disabilities Seeking Member

    Advisory Committee on Individuals with Disabilities Seeking Member
    The Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities is seeking recommendations for public members. According to the announcement, the committee “is to study and prepare findings,…
  • Sep 11

    Barocas and Selbst on Big Data's Disparate Impact

    Barocas and Selbst on Big Data's Disparate Impact
    Solon Barocas and Andrew D. Selbst have posted "Big Data's Disparate Impact," which focues on the relationship between big data mining and Title VII. Here's the abstract: Big Data promises to replace faulty intuitions with facts,…
Rank this Week: 144

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/
  • Sep 17

    Of DIY Urbanism and Electric Boxe

    Of DIY Urbanism and Electric Boxe
    Last year I wrote an article about DIY Urbanism—modest, often illegal, transformations of urban physical space. A few examples of the phenomenon unfolded before my eyes during the year I recently spent in Jacksonville, Florida. Two of those…
  • Sep 16

    Medical Marijuana: Illinois Land Use Edition

    Medical Marijuana: Illinois Land Use Edition
    As the implementation phase of last year’s Illinois medical marijuana statute gets underway, the real action now is happening at zoning boards and city councils around the state. Famously the nation’s strictest medical cannabis law of the…
  • Sep 13

    Food law symposium notice and call for articles/speaker

    Food law symposium notice and call for articles/speaker
    Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum has issued a call for articles and presenters for a symposium on the national food system, which will be at Duke Law school on Friday, January 23, 2015. The working title is "Carrots and...
Rank this Week: 555

LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

Covers federal regulation, state and local issues, marine regulation, pipelines, markets and competition and more. By Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

http://www.lnglawblog.com
  • Sep 17

    Alaskan LNG Delegation Travels to Asian Nation

    Alaskan LNG Delegation Travels to Asian Nation
    Alaska Dispatch News reports that Alaskan state officials and executives from BP, one of the sponsors of the Alaska LNG Project, recently traveled to Japan, China and South Korea to meet with utilities and others that may be involved in…
  • Sep 17

    Louisiana LNG Energy Anticipates 2017 In-Service Date for LNG Export Terminal

    Louisiana LNG Energy Anticipates 2017 In-Service Date for LNG Export Terminal
    Louisiana LNG Energy (LLNGE) recently told FERC Staff that it intends to construct its proposed LNG export terminal on the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, La. in phases, with LNG exports to begin in 2017.  Full operations at the…
  • Sep 16

    Progress Energy On Track for FID by Year’s End

    Progress Energy On Track for FID by Year’s End
    Financial Post reports that Michael Culbert, chief executive officer of Progress Energy Canada Ltd., an affiliate of Malaysian oil company Petronas Bhd and sponsor of the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG export terminal on Lelu Island, British…
Rank this Week: 49

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
  • Sep 17

    Legal Scholarship on Race and Civil Rights—Ann Arbor, MI

    Legal Scholarship on Race and Civil Rights—Ann Arbor, MI
    The Michigan Journal of Race & Law celebrates its 20th anniversary with The Highest Tribute, a symposium reflecting on the creation and evolution of the Journal and the state of legal scholarship on race and civil rights today, Fri.,…
  • Sep 16

    Call for Papers: Privacy and International Law

    Call for Papers: Privacy and International Law
    The Utrecht Journal of International and European Union Law invites submissions for a special edition on Privacy under International and European Law. The submission deadline is Sept. 30, 2014. See Utrecht Journal Call for Papers –…
  • Sep 16

    Supreme Court Fellows Program

    Supreme Court Fellows Program
    The Supreme Court Fellows Program invites applications for fellows to engage for one year in the work of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, the Federal Judicial Center, or the United…
Rank this Week: 61

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys…

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys Blawg

Covers drug recalls, defective products, auto accidents, trucking accidents, settlements, safety tips, new laws and regulations.

http://thomasjhenrylaw.com/blawg/
Rank this Week: 205

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
Rank this Week: 948

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Sep 17

    How Not to Defend ISDS

    How Not to Defend ISDS
    Investor-state dispute settlement is a complex, difficult issue. Reasonable people can disagree on it. I've come out against it, but I see why people would be for it. However, when people do support it, I wish they would get the...
  • Sep 17

    ISDS in CETA

    ISDS in CETA
    CETA, the Canada-EU trade deal under negotiation, is well ahead of the TTIP in terms of its progress towards a final text. How is it faring in terms of politics? The European Parliament was debating it yesterday. Here's what they...
  • Sep 15

    Questions about Telemedicine, CETA, and TTIP

    Questions about Telemedicine, CETA, and TTIP
    I've been watching the telemedicine industry with great interest. As with online education, I think there is great potential to offer medical services online. Not all of them, of course, but certainly many types of consultations could take…
Rank this Week: 193

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Sep 17

    U.S. Patent No. 7,677,967: Battle school

    U.S. Patent No. 7,677,967: Battle school
    U.S. Patent No. 7,677,967: Battle schoolIssued March 16, 2010Summary:The ‘967 patent is aptly named “Battle school” because it deals with a lesser-explored kind of game—the educational game.  The invention…
  • Sep 10

    U.S. Patent No. 6,421,056: Three-Dimensional Image Processing Apparatu

    U.S. Patent No. 6,421,056: Three-Dimensional Image Processing Apparatu
    U.S. Patent No. 6,421,056: Three-dimensional image processing apparatusIssued July 16, 2002, to Nintendo Co. Ltd.Summary: The ‘056 patent set out to solve a practical problem that had existed in previous vide games. Before, if a…
  • Sep 3

    U.S. Patent No. 6,626,760: Video Game Apparatus and Memory Medium Therefor

    U.S. Patent No. 6,626,760: Video Game Apparatus and Memory Medium Therefor
    U.S. Patent No. 6,626,760: Video game apparatus and memory medium thereforIssued September 30, 2003, to Nintendo Co. Ltd.Summary:The ‘073 patent allows a player to lock his character onto a non-player object with the press of a…
Rank this Week: 691

Technology Company Counselor

Technology Company Counselor

Covers benefits and compensation, employment law, immigration, intellectual property, litigation, securities, tax planning, and transactional issues affecting technology companies. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.techcompanycounselor.com/
  • Sep 17

    Five ACA Issues that Employers Should Be Following

    Five ACA Issues that Employers Should Be Following
    Our Epstein Becker Green colleagues have released a new Take 5 newsletter: “Five ACA Issues that Employers Should Be Following” by David W. Garland, Adam C. Solander, and Brandon C. Ge. Below is an excerpt: Employers have about…
  • Sep 15

    How The Apple Class Certification Ruling Affects All Tech Companie

    How The Apple Class Certification Ruling Affects All Tech Companie
    By Ian Carleton Schaefer, Meg Thering and Gregg Settembrino[1] The unrelenting wave of wage and hour suits continues to roll through the high-tech industry. On July 21, 2014, in Felczer v. Apple Inc., Judge Ronald S. Prager of the…
  • Jul 28

    The New Jersey Technology Council: Informative Discussions at the 2014 Annual Meeting

    The New Jersey Technology Council: Informative Discussions at the 2014 Annual Meeting
    By Michelle Capezza, Ian Carleton Schaefer, and Arthur O’Brien (upSKILL Project Manager, NJIT) The New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC) is a not-for-profit, trade association which focuses on connecting decision-makers and…
Rank this Week: 829

Rubin on Tax

Rubin on Tax

Covers tax and legal issues relating to federal and Florida tax, estate planning, probate, and business matters. By Charles Rubin.

http://rubinontax.floridatax.com/
  • Sep 17

    FREQUENT FLYER MILES–SOMETIMES TAXABLE, SOMETIMES NOT

    FREQUENT FLYER MILES–SOMETIMES TAXABLE, SOMETIMES NOT
    A recent Tax Court case adds to the rules that now exist whether frequent flyer miles will be considered taxable income. Below is a summary. 1. The general rule under Announcement 2002-18 is that awarded miles, whether issued by an airline…
  • Sep 13

    INTEREST INCOME RISK ON UNPAID RELATED PARTY LOANS

    INTEREST INCOME RISK ON UNPAID RELATED PARTY LOANS
    SUMMARY: If interest is not timely paid on related party indebtedness, the payee may need to report original interest discount income. ------------------------------------------------------ How often do you see or implement interest-bearing…
  • Sep 8

    HOMESTEAD STATUS WITHOUT CURRENT USE OR POSSESSION; INTERACTION OF HOMESTEAD SUCCESSOR RIGHTS WITH TERMS OF MARITAL SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT [FLORIDA]

    HOMESTEAD STATUS WITHOUT CURRENT USE OR POSSESSION; INTERACTION OF HOMESTEAD SUCCESSOR RIGHTS WITH TERMS OF MARITAL SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT [FLORIDA]
    Under Florida law, a decedent will be restricted in devising his or her homestead property at death. If those restrictions apply, surviving spouses and heirs received the interests they would receive under intestacy law. For this reason,…
Rank this Week: 552

The Law Offices of Robert J.…

The Law Offices of Robert J. Nahoum, P.C.

Covers debt collection and consumer law.

http://nahoumlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    NY Court System Adopts New Rules For Consumer Debt Collection Case

    NY Court System Adopts New Rules For Consumer Debt Collection Case
    By: Robert J. Nahoum New York Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman announced that new rules have been adopted to prevent the entry of unwarranted default judgments in the 100,000 plus debt collection cases filed yearly in New York state courts.…
  • Sep 15

    Treadmill of Lost Wages: New York Wage Garnishment and Judgment Interest

    Treadmill of Lost Wages: New York Wage Garnishment and Judgment Interest
    By: Robert J. Nahoum For debt collectors, being awarded a judgment in court is the easy part; enforcing the judgment and collecting the money poses a much greater challenge.  There are a variety of tools available for enforcing judgment…
  • Sep 8

    Subsequent Debt Collectors Must Provide FDCPA Validation Notice

    Subsequent Debt Collectors Must Provide FDCPA Validation Notice
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: The debt collection industry moves fast – a debt collector calling you today may be different from a debt collector that called you the previous week trying to collect the very same debt.  How do…
Rank this Week: 840

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

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

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Sep 17

    Attorney General Supports Increased Whistleblower Protections Under Federal Banking Laws FIRREA

    Attorney General Supports Increased Whistleblower Protections Under Federal Banking Laws FIRREA
    New York City, New York. September 17, 2014.  In a speech delivered today at New York University School of Law, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder publicly endorsed enlarging U.S. whistleblower reward laws to include expanded…
  • Sep 5

    Recent SEC Whistleblower Award

    Recent SEC Whistleblower Award
    Compliance Professional Awarded $3000,000 by SEC Whistleblower Came to SEC After Reporting Fraud Internally and Company Failed to Take Action On August 29, 2014, The Securities and Exchange Commission announced a whistleblower award of more…
  • Aug 26

    SEC Whistleblower Awards List August 2014

    SEC Whistleblower Awards List August 2014
    The SEC Office of the Whistleblower post Notices of Covered Action where a final judgment or order, by itself or together with other prior judgments or orders in the same action issued after July 21, 2010, results in monetary…
Rank this Week: 341

Fort Worth Injury Attorney Blog

Fort Worth Injury Attorney Blog

Features accident news, traffic laws, and personal injury verdicts and settlements. By William K. Berenson.

http://www.fortworthinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    GM Has Begun To Pay Claims Of Defective Ignition Switch Victim

    GM Has Begun To Pay Claims Of Defective Ignition Switch Victim
    General Motors announced that it has agreed to compensate the families of 19 people who died in wrecks caused by its faulty ignition switch. It has already received 107 claims for wrongful death -- far more than the 13 deaths it admitted…
  • Sep 16

    Distracted Driving Causes Buses To Crash In South Dallas?

    Distracted Driving Causes Buses To Crash In South Dallas?
    What the hell is going on out there? On Sunday a lot of people were injured when two Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) buses collided. According to a report by CBS DFW, around 11:00 in the morning near the intersection of Ledbetter Drive and…
  • Sep 12

    Here's One Of The Top Five Lawyer Blogs in Texas This Week

    Here's One Of The Top Five Lawyer Blogs in Texas This Week
    We just received an email from the State Bar of Texas that we wanted to share. The State Bar publishes several hundred blogs from law firms every day and it just started a top ten list today. Our posts have very nicely been published on the…
Rank this Week: 466

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 767

Workers Comp Insider

Workers Comp Insider

Covers workers' compensation, risk management, business insurance, workplace health & safety, occupational medicine, injured workers, insurance webtools and technology. By Lynch Ryan.

http://www.workerscompinsider.com/
  • Sep 17

    Cavalcade of Risk #217

    Cavalcade of Risk #217
    Cavalcade of Risk #217 is live, covering such wide-ranging topics from the Audacity of Dope to the state of the residual property market. Rebecca Shafer hosts at the WC Roundup blog - check it out!...
  • Sep 15

    "Calling a dog's tail a leg does not make it a leg": Big court loss for FedEx

    "Calling a dog's tail a leg does not make it a leg": Big court loss for FedEx
    Over the years, we've devoted a few dozen posts to the issue of FedEx and its drivers. Here's the issue in a nutshell: FedEx thinks its Ground drivers are independent contractors and the drivers generally disagree. For the eleven years we've…
  • Sep 11

    Health Wonk Review: September 11, 2014; plus, a 9-11 remembrance

    Health Wonk Review: September 11, 2014; plus, a 9-11 remembrance
    David Williams posts the first issue of the fall season at Health Business Blog - Health Wonk Review: September 11, 2014. Topics include Obamacare, Medicare, performance measurement, power plants and more... And speaking of 9/11... Our…
Rank this Week: 198

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

Covers trade secrets, non-competes and computer fraud. By Seyfarth & Shaw LLP.

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 534

DRI Today

DRI Today

Features civil defense attorneys' perspectives on employment law, intellectual property, and product liability. From DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar.

http://forthedefense.org/Default.aspx
Rank this Week: 660

Litigation Consulting Report

Litigation Consulting Report

Covers trial presentation theory, trial graphics designs, trial technician recommendations and jury research methodologies. By A2L Consulting.

http://www.a2lc.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    The Top 10 Tips for Selling Professional Service

    The Top 10 Tips for Selling Professional Service
      by Ken LopezFounder/CEOA2L Consulting As the founder of A2L Consulting I've had the opportunity to do every job in the company at some point in the last 20 years. I enjoy technical work that requires deeply complex thinking. I'm great…
  • Sep 11

    Practice is a Crucial Piece of the Storytelling Puzzle

    Practice is a Crucial Piece of the Storytelling Puzzle
      by Ryan H. Flax, Esq.Managing Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting This article is the last in a series of six articles about storytelling and trial preparation. Parts 1-5 are linked at the bottom of this article. What is a…
  • Sep 11

    Practice is a Cruicial Piece of the Storytelling Puzzle

    Practice is a Cruicial Piece of the Storytelling Puzzle
      by Ryan H. Flax, Esq.Managing Director, Litigation ConsultingA2L Consulting This article is the last in a series of six articles about storytelling and trial preparation. Parts 1-5 are linked at the bottom of this article. What is a…
Rank this Week: 945

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Sep 17

    John Kaag on Drone Warfare and the Public Imagination [AUDIO]

    John Kaag on Drone Warfare and the Public Imagination [AUDIO]
    In 2012, U.S. drone strikes occurred most often in which nation? If you don’t know, you’re not alone. 27 percent of Americans reported they had no a clue and another 60 percent got it wrong. What should the media cover when it…
  • Sep 17

    John Kaag on Drone Warfare and the Public Imagination

    John Kaag on Drone Warfare and the Public Imagination
    In 2012, U.S. drone strikes occurred most often in which nation? If you don’t know, you’re not alone. 27 percent of Americans reported they had no a clue and another 60 percent got it wrong. What should the media cover when it…
  • Sep 12

    Getting to Know the Berkman Center with Jonathan Zittrain [AUDIO]

    Getting to Know the Berkman Center with Jonathan Zittrain [AUDIO]
    Learn more about the Berkman Center for Internet & Society — and its incredible network of researchers, activists, faculty, students, technologists, entrepreneurs, artists, policy makers, lawyers, and more — in an interactive…
Rank this Week: 260

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
Rank this Week: 81

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Sep 17

    Design Patents §103 – Obvious to Whom and As Compared to What?

    Design Patents §103 – Obvious to Whom and As Compared to What?
    Guest Post by Paul Morgan This is an increasing important and not fully resolved legal issue which should logically be addressed in the pending Fed. Cir. appeal of the nearly $1 billion infringement damages award in Apple v. Samsung, re the…
  • Sep 17

    Survey on Fields-of-Study for Patent Practice

    Survey on Fields-of-Study for Patent Practice
    Stephen Mason and Austin Talley are conducting a survey of patent practitioners when the focus on: What technical subjects should undergraduate degree candidates considering patent law study? Take the survey…
  • Sep 16

    Important Damages Opinion: VirnetX v. Cisco and Apple

    Important Damages Opinion: VirnetX v. Cisco and Apple
    By Jason Rantanen VirnetX, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)  Virnetx v Cisco Panel: Prost (author) and Chen Plaintiffs VirnetX and Science Applications International Corporation obtained a successful verdict against Apple…
Rank this Week: 123

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Sep 17

    Software, Open Source and Programmer

    Software, Open Source and Programmer
    On August 12, 2014, I spoke with computer expert Bob Zeidman (pictured left) on the record for an in-depth interview that published on IPWatchdog.com. The interview lasted approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and was over 11,000 words in…
  • Sep 15

    The Future Software Patent Application

    The Future Software Patent Application
    In the wake of the Supreme Court decision in Alice v. CLS Bank, many in the patent community are starting to realize just how different things will be moving forward. Initially, some convinced themselves that nothing had really changed…
  • Sep 11

    Making Post Grant Extremely Expensive for Challenger

    Making Post Grant Extremely Expensive for Challenger
    The America Invents Act (AIA) created three new ways to challenge the validity of claims in already-issued patents. The AIA was signed into law on September 16, 2011, but the new post grant proceedings did not become available until one…
Rank this Week: 809

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Covers sex crime laws and cases. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • Sep 17

    Holland Man Staying at Rescue Mission Charged with Indecent Exposure

    Holland Man Staying at Rescue Mission Charged with Indecent Exposure
    Last week, 29-year-old Anthony Scott Currier of Holland was arrested and charged with indecent exposure by a sexually delinquent person after two incidents in the area involving exposure of his private parts, according to a news article at…
  • Sep 16

    Tennessee Truck Driver Charged with Kalamazoo Woman’s Rape at Knifepoint

    Tennessee Truck Driver Charged with Kalamazoo Woman’s Rape at Knifepoint
    On September 9th, 57-year-old Calvin Ray Kelly was charged in the rape of a woman in Kalamazoo at knifepoint, according to news reports at Mlive.com. Kelly was officially charged with one count each of attempted first-degree criminal sexual…
  • Sep 11

    Retired Flint Police Sgt. Faces Numerous Sexual Assault Charge

    Retired Flint Police Sgt. Faces Numerous Sexual Assault Charge
    On Friday, September 5, retired Flint Police Sgt. Lawrence Woods was arraigned on 16 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Since that time, two more individuals have come forward with similar allegations, according to a news article…
Rank this Week: 591

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    The Depressing Ninth (9th Cir. - Sept. 17, 2014)

    The Depressing Ninth (9th Cir. - Sept. 17, 2014)
    You don't get a very good impression of the nature of mankind if you read today's published opinions from the Ninth Circuit.You've got one attorney who completely abandons a client who's been sentenced to life in prison and never even lets…
  • Sep 16

    People v. Peyton (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 16, 2014)

    People v. Peyton (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 16, 2014)
    Justice Yegan begins this opinion with the following introduction:"Lamenting the delays associated with the orderly processing of criminal cases, Justice Macklin Fleming explained a popular way for a criminal defendant to avoid, or at least…
  • Sep 16

    Suarez v. City of Corona (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 29, 2014)

    Suarez v. City of Corona (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 29, 2014)
    A compressed natural gas (CNG) tank in a van explodes while being filled at a fueling station owned by the City of Corona, injuring a passenger, who sues the City.  The Fire Department investigates the explosion, tests the fuel lines and…
Rank this Week: 74

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Michigan DUI, drug and violent crime defense. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Sep 17

    Two Detroit Residents Plead Guilty to Using Deceased Individual’s Identities for Purpose of IRS Tax Fraud

    Two Detroit Residents Plead Guilty to Using Deceased Individual’s Identities for Purpose of IRS Tax Fraud
    On Monday, September 15, a press release was issued by U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade in reference to two Detroit residents who have pleaded guilty to defrauding the Internal Revenue Service by using the identities of individuals who are…
  • Sep 16

    Pasco Man’s Murder Conviction Upheld by Washington State Court of Appeal

    Pasco Man’s Murder Conviction Upheld by Washington State Court of Appeal
    In February of 2012, Gregorio Luna Luna of Pasco was convicted of aggravated first-degree murder in the death of Griselda Ocampo Meza, the mother of Luna Luna’s child. According to a news article at the Tri-City Herald, the defendant…
  • Sep 15

    Trafficking Narcotics Results in 20 Year Prison Term for Detroit Man

    Trafficking Narcotics Results in 20 Year Prison Term for Detroit Man
    In April of this year, 44-year-old Steven Duane Dent was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn to 20 years in federal prison for his role in trafficking narcotics, specifically cocaine and heroin, according to a recent announcement by…
Rank this Week: 712

Gallagher Blogs

Gallagher Blogs

Features library news and legal research tips. From the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library of the University of Washington School of Law.

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    Commemorate Constitution Day!

    Commemorate Constitution Day!
    September 17 is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, to "commemorate the formation and signing on September 17, 1787, of the Constitution and recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens" (36 USC…
  • Sep 17

    The Law of Cheese

    The Law of Cheese
    If you're a new 1L at UW Law, you likely visited the law library for some pizza earlier this week.  As you munched on your cheesy pizza while surrounded by legal resources, did you stop to think about how the law and cheese might…
  • Sep 12

    Careers, Careers, Careers!

    Careers, Careers, Careers!
    What sort of law do you want to practice? And what's the practice of law like, anyway?We have just updated our guides, Learning About Legal Careers & the Job Search and Learning About Legal Specialties & Practice Areas, highlighting…
Rank this Week: 683

Electronic Discovery Law

Electronic Discovery Law

Covers legal issues, news and best practices relating to the discovery of electronically stored information. By K&L Gates.

http://www.ediscoverylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 666

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    CAFC discusses laches and equitable estoppel in SCA Hygiene

    CAFC discusses laches and equitable estoppel in SCA Hygiene
    The outcome of SCA Hygiene vs. First Baby ProductsAccordingly, we affirm the district court’s grant of summary judgmentas to laches, reverse its grant of summary judgmentas to equitable estoppel, and remandfor further proceedings…
  • Sep 17

    Congressman Frank Wolf asks US attorney to look into possible fraud at the US Patent Office

    Congressman Frank Wolf asks US attorney to look into possible fraud at the US Patent Office
    In a post GOP congressman seeks criminal prosecution of patent office cheating , Lisa Rein wrote“There must be a zero-tolerance policy for fraud and abuse,” Wolf wrote Monday (Sept. 15, 2014) to U.S. Attorney Dana Boente, the…
  • Sep 17

    Fallout from CAFC decision in Apple/VirnetX case

    Fallout from CAFC decision in Apple/VirnetX case
    In VirnetX to Vringo’s Lost Millions Show Patent Peril , Susan Decker noted that other patent licensing companies were impacted by the Virnetx/Apple CAFC decision of Sept. 16, 2014:Other public companies that rely on patent licensing…
Rank this Week: 30

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Sep 17

    Why a Common Law Approach to Defining “Unfair Methods of Competition” Won’t Work

    Why a Common Law Approach to Defining “Unfair Methods of Competition” Won’t Work
    Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act proclaims that “[u]nfair methods of competition . . . are hereby declared unlawful.” The FTC has exclusive authority to enforce that provision and uses it to prosecute Sherman Act…
  • Sep 13

    Peter Thiel on the Virtues of Monopoly

    Peter Thiel on the Virtues of Monopoly
    PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel has a terrific essay in the Review section of today’s Wall Street Journal.  The essay, Competition Is for Losers, is adapted from Mr. Thiel’s soon-to-be-released book, Zero to One:…
  • Sep 11

    Reforming FTC Data Security Enforcement

    Reforming FTC Data Security Enforcement
    Recently I highlighted problems with the FTC’s enforcement actions targeting companies’ data security protection policies, and recommended that the FTC adopt a cost-benefit approach to regulation in this area.  Yesterday the…
Rank this Week: 139

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense law issues and topics. Published by Southern California criminal defense law corporation, Wallin & Klarich.

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    Domestic Violence Conviction Will Now Result in Lifetime Firearms Ban

    Domestic Violence Conviction Will Now Result in Lifetime Firearms Ban
    Due to a recent California Court of Appeals ruling, if you are convicted of domestic violence in California, you will receive a permanent federal lifetime ban on possessing a gun.
  • Sep 13

    As Ray Rice Gets Scratched From Roster, I Continue to Scratch My Head

    As Ray Rice Gets Scratched From Roster, I Continue to Scratch My Head
    For those of you who have been able to stick to FM radio, mute your televisions, and avoid the water cooler in recent weeks, former Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice has been indefinitely suspended by the NFL,...
  • Sep 12

    Are Communications Between an Inmate and his Lawyer Confidential?

    Are Communications Between an Inmate and his Lawyer Confidential?
    Communications between a defendant and his attorney are supposed to be confidential. Recently, however, reports have suggested that prosecutors have began to intercept these communications.
Rank this Week: 724

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 783

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    Busted for formatting trick

    Busted for formatting trick
    "Objection! Leading!"Yes, there are still courts that have page limits, not word counts. And yes, there are still lawyers that play formatting tricks to squeeze in extra text. And yes, they get in trouble, as in this order. (See Slate article…
  • Sep 17

    A writ tale

    A writ tale
    Here's an interesting writ tale: Trial court makes an evidentiary ruling that is challenged by a writ petition, which points out how the ruling contradicts established law. An alternative writ issues. A hearing is held per Brown, Winfield…
  • Sep 15

    Court of Appeal Analysis of Supreme Court reversal

    Court of Appeal Analysis of Supreme Court reversal
    Putting aside the State Bar Annual Meeting...The DJ's been feeding appellate needs w/many good articles the past few days!On Thursday, GSMR's Alana Rotter shared Maximize the Impact of Amicus Support.On Friday, Emily Green got to work with…
Rank this Week: 353

Total Injury Blog

Total Injury Blog

Covers car accident cases, and personal injury cases in the news. By Kevin W. Chern.

http://www.totalinjury.com/blog
  • Sep 17

    More Suspicious Details in Joan Rivers’ Death

    More Suspicious Details in Joan Rivers’ Death
    More details have emerged regarding comedian Joan Rivers’ suspicious death. On August 29, Rivers underwent a scheduled endoscopy at Manhattan’s Yorkville Endoscopy clinic. Gastroenterologist Dr. Lawrence Cohen had ordered the…
  • Aug 19

    Settlement In Moore-Bertuzzi Case

    Settlement In Moore-Bertuzzi Case
    Former Colorado Avalanche, Steve Moore, has settled his lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks regarding a career-ending hit to the head; both sides agreed to a confidential out-of-court settlement on August 19th.…
  • Mar 11

    Settlement Deal for a Man Wrongly Incarcerated

    Settlement Deal for a Man Wrongly Incarcerated
    By Mary Ann Gorman The city of New York and wrongly incarcerated, David Ranta, came to a $6.4 million settlement deal after Ranta spent over 20 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. In a 1990 case, Ranta was convicted of murdering a…
Rank this Week: 79

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Sep 17

    Blog Post: House Panel Disparages Climate Plan As Drop In The Ocean

    Blog Post: House Panel Disparages Climate Plan As Drop In The Ocean
    House Republicans on Wednesday hammered a plan to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants, honing in on White House and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials’ acknowledgements that, taken alone, the plan won’t do…
  • Sep 17

    Blog Post: Sen. Floats Bill To Thwart Ozone Emissions Standard

    Blog Post: Sen. Floats Bill To Thwart Ozone Emissions Standard
    U.S. Senator John Thune, R-S.D., on Wednesday proposed legislation that would block the Environmental Protection Agency from implementing an expected rule regarding ozone emissions, saying if the rule is allowed to proceed, it would be the…
  • Sep 16

    Blog Post: Sens. Float Bill To Fast-Track Cross-Border Pipeline

    Blog Post: Sens. Float Bill To Fast-Track Cross-Border Pipeline
    Four United States senators introduced a bill Tuesday aimed at fast-tracking cross-border energy pipelines and transmission lines by bypassing the president's office and instead requiring government agencies to evaluate permit applications in…
Rank this Week: 812

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

Features news and Information for and about organizational ombuds. By Tom Kosakowski.

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    D.C. Schools Ombuds Reports on a Busy First Year

    D.C. Schools Ombuds Reports on a Busy First Year
    In a report released today, the Ombudsman for Public Education in Washington DC, Joyanna Smith says that she has re-started the office and handled 150 matters.  In the first six months, more than two-thirds of the 150 inquiries…
  • Sep 17

    Cornell University Ombuds Celebrates 45 Year

    Cornell University Ombuds Celebrates 45 Year
    Cornell's Office of the University Ombudsman is celebrating the 45th anniversary of its founding with an open house on Friday, October 3, 2014. (Cornell Events.)Related posts: Cornell University Ombuds Retires, Prompting Internal Search for…
  • Sep 17

    Meet the Ombuds at Cal State San Marco

    Meet the Ombuds at Cal State San Marco
    Fritz Kreisler and Kara Kornher serve as the Ombuds at the California State University campus north of San Diego.  They were profiled recently by the campus newspaper.   Kreisler, who also works at CSUSM's Student Health and…
Rank this Week: 200

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Sep 17

    ASA Bans "Lookalike" Government Website

    ASA Bans "Lookalike" Government Website
    The UK's Advertising Standards Authority has banned several websites from operating after they deceived users into paying for government documents such as health cards, passports, and birth and death certificates. The websites, which used…
  • Sep 16

    Netflix and the European Market

    Netflix and the European Market
    From the Hollywood Reporter: a discussion of Netflix's European launch, and its importance for the company that specializes in streaming content.
  • Sep 16

    Re-Thinking IP Infringement

    Re-Thinking IP Infringement
    Irina D. Manta, Maurice A. Deane School of Law, and Robert E. Wagner, CUNY Baruch College Zicklin School of Business, Department of Law, are publishing Intellectual Property Infringement as Vandalism in the Stanford Technology Law Review.…
Rank this Week: 46

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Covers Los Angeles personal injury and car accident information. By Robert B. Reeves.

http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    Truck Underride Guards do not Always Protect Motorist

    Truck Underride Guards do not Always Protect Motorist
    Some of the most serious types of accidents involving large commercial trucks are known as “underride accidents.” An underride accident occurs when a smaller vehicle collides with the back of a large truck and, due to the high…
  • Sep 16

    Sorting Out the Details After Fatal Rollover Accident

    Sorting Out the Details After Fatal Rollover Accident
    Recently, California Highway Patrol officers responded to the scene of a fatal rollover accident. The incident happened on the Sierra Highway at Rush Canyon Truck Trail. A truck carrying at least four individuals left the roadway and rolled…
  • Sep 16

    Workers Should Take Steps to Prevent Heat-Related Injurie

    Workers Should Take Steps to Prevent Heat-Related Injurie
    Forecasters occasionally predict heat waves to hit the Los Angeles area. While some undoubtedly use the high temperatures as a reason to cool off by the beach or pool, those who must work outside are likely less enthusiastic about the heat.…
Rank this Week: 594

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law…

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers Arizona criminal law.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/blog/
  • Sep 17

    The NFL and Domestic Violence

    The NFL and Domestic Violence
    Since 2000, 80 players in the National Football League have been arrested on charges related to domestic violence, accumulating 84 arrests. The only criminal offense that ranks higher among league members is DUI. Below the National Average…
  • Sep 15

    Can a judge deny me a court-appointed attorney in Arizona?

    Can a judge deny me a court-appointed attorney in Arizona?
    In the United States of America, a criminal defendant has the right to be represented by legal counsel, regardless of whether or not they can afford to pay for such counsel.  The declaration of this right is expressed in the Miranda…
  • Sep 10

    Can I go to jail for shoplifting in Arizona?

    Can I go to jail for shoplifting in Arizona?
    The answer to that question depends on the circumstances of the situation as well as the monetary amount of the item or items stolen. Read on to learn more about how shoplifting is defined in Arizona and how it is punished by the courts. What…
Rank this Week: 656

Central Illinois Paralegal

Central Illinois Paralegal

News, opinions, job postings and continuing legal education information for the Central Illinois paralegal.

http://www.icclaw.net/
  • Sep 17

    Illinois Farm Bureau, parent company of COUNTRY Financial, is seeking a Paralegal in our Bloomington, Ill. home offices.

    Illinois Farm Bureau, parent company of COUNTRY Financial, is seeking a Paralegal in our Bloomington, Ill. home offices.
    Illinois Farm Bureau, parent company of COUNTRY Financial, is seeking a Paralegal in our Bloomington, Ill. home offices.  Our Paralegal performs varied legal support assignments for attorneys in all practice areas of the Office of…
  • Sep 5

    CASA Advocate Supervisor!

    CASA Advocate Supervisor!
    POSITION:                          CASA Advocate…
  • Aug 28

    Veterans Career Fair!

    Veterans Career Fair!
    United States Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons Veterans Career Fair September 10, 2014 9:00 am- 2:00 pm FCI Pekin 2600 South 2nd Street, Pekin, Il 61555 Come One, Come All!! Veterans and the general public are welcome to attend…
Rank this Week: 217

US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
  • Sep 17

    Florida Immigrant Coalition’s “Drive for Common Sense” seeks Drivers Licenses for all Floridians Regardless of Immigration Statu

    Florida Immigrant Coalition’s “Drive for Common Sense” seeks Drivers Licenses for all Floridians Regardless of Immigration Statu
    The Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) is a statewide coalition of more than 30 member organizations and over 100 allies, founded in 1998 and formally incorporated in 2004. The FLIC has organized “The drive for common sense” which…
  • Sep 16

    Major Retrogression Imminent for EB-2 India

    Major Retrogression Imminent for EB-2 India
    Via aila.org Per the AILA DOS Liaison Committee’s followup with Mr. Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, “retrogression of EB-2 India appears to be imminent, and could…
  • Sep 16

    DOL Statistics on H-1Bs from FY2014 Fourth Quarter (8/31/14)

    DOL Statistics on H-1Bs from FY2014 Fourth Quarter (8/31/14)
    The U.S. Department of Labor’s OFLC statistics on H-1Bs as of 8/31/14, including number of LCAs received, top occupations, states, and employers, as well as the number of certified, denied, and withdrawn LCAs, number of positions…
Rank this Week: 630

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

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

http://www.disputingblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    Houston COA Orders All Parties to Arbitration in High Stakes Legal Malpractice Lawsuit

    Houston COA Orders All Parties to Arbitration in High Stakes Legal Malpractice Lawsuit
    Texas’ Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston has reversed a trial court’s order denying arbitration in a legal malpractice dispute. In Greenberg Traurig, LLP v. National American Ins. Co., National American Insurance Company…
  • Sep 16

    Houston Appeals Court Holds Issue of Arbitrability is for Arbitration Panel to Decide

    Houston Appeals Court Holds Issue of Arbitrability is for Arbitration Panel to Decide
    Texas’ First District Court of Appeals in Houston has affirmed a trial court’s ruling that it was up to an arbitral panel to determine whether it had jurisdiction to hear a corporate tax dispute. In Halliburton Co. v. KBR, Inc.,…
  • Sep 15

    International Commercial Arbitration Coming to a Courthouse Near You

    International Commercial Arbitration Coming to a Courthouse Near You
    Retired Judge Judith S. Kaye, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and University of Missouri School of Law Professor S.I. Strong recently published International Commercial Arbitration Coming to a Courthouse Near You, 53…
Rank this Week: 242

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

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

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

    NFL and Tax Expenditure

    NFL and Tax Expenditure
    The Washington Post has an interesting article on the National Football League, listing the various ways in which the NFL has been supported by taxpayers at the federal and state level over the decades, including of course through tax-exempt…
  • Sep 15

    IRS on Conservation Easement Appraisal

    IRS on Conservation Easement Appraisal
    On September 4, 2014, I attended an excellent conference on the valuation of conservation easements in Sioux Falls, SD, sponsored by the North Star Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. The conference featured five representatives from the IRS:…
  • Sep 15

    Urban Institute Estimates Effects on Giving of Camp Reform Plan

    Urban Institute Estimates Effects on Giving of Camp Reform Plan
    The Tax Policy and Charities Project of the Urban Institute has released preliminary estimates of the impact of Chairman Dave Camp's tax reform plan on charitable giving. The overall estimate is that giving would decrease by 7 to 14…
Rank this Week: 355

Price Benowitz Law Blog

Price Benowitz Law Blog

Covers Maryland and DC personal injury issues.

http://pricebenowitzlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    Parents of Colorado Theater Shooting Victim File Suit Against Gun Companie

    Parents of Colorado Theater Shooting Victim File Suit Against Gun Companie
    The parents of a young woman who was among the many victims gunned down in the mass killings at a Colorado movie theater in 2012 are seeking civil justice
  • Sep 15

    Despite New VA Law Veterans Still Suffer

    Despite New VA Law Veterans Still Suffer
    Since the terrorist attacks that occurred on 9/11, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has seen a sharp rise in medical cases from waves of military personnel returning from overseas.
  • Sep 12

    Court Orders Against Intentional Spread of HIV

    Court Orders Against Intentional Spread of HIV
    A Seattle man who has allegedly been aware of his HIV-positive status since 2008 and who is accused of knowingly infecting at least eight unwitting victims since ...
Rank this Week: 586