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Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
Rank this Week: 115

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/
  • May 5

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (May 5, 2016)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (May 5, 2016)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 414 Major League Soccer as a Case Study in Complexity Theory Steven A. Bank University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law 2 150...
  • May 5

    What Health Insurance Companies Write Binds Even In Spite of Interpretation Difficultie

    What Health Insurance Companies Write Binds Even In Spite of Interpretation Difficultie
    An Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals case demonstrates the importance - even to health care services providers – of carefully scrutinizing contractual provisions in contracts with health insurance companies. In spite of some contractual…
  • May 4

    Oops! Will That Typo Cost You?

    Oops! Will That Typo Cost You?
    According to a recent Eleventh Circuit case, Patterson v. CitiMortgage, Inc., No. 14-14636, the answer is no. Toby Breedlove (an additional plaintiff in the suit) had bought a house with a CitiMortgage loan. After falling behind in his…
Rank this Week: 241

Cooper Elder Law

Cooper Elder Law

Covers Ohio estate planning, nursing home protection and qualifying for veterans benefits. By Thom L. Cooper Company, LPA.

http://cooperelderlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Jun 8

    Cooper, Adel & Associates Names Daniel H. Vu Partner

    Cooper, Adel & Associates Names Daniel H. Vu Partner
    Founder Thom L. Cooper and Managing Partner Mitchell J. Adel are pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Vu as partner in the law firm of Cooper, Adel and Associates. Vu will lead the development of the firm’s advance estate…
  • Apr 22

    Earth Day is a good opportunity to fertilize your estate plan.

    Earth Day is a good opportunity to fertilize your estate plan.
    By Attorney Ted Brown Earth Day is one of my favorite times of the year as it marks the dawn of spring and reminds us of the natural wonder of seasonal renewal. It gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on not only the pristine beauty…
  • Apr 7

    Ohio Under Fire Over Medicaid Regulation

    Ohio Under Fire Over Medicaid Regulation
    By Attorney Nathan Simpson In a recent opinion in the case Wagner v. McCarthy, a judge from the Federal District Court for Southern Ohio issued a preliminary injunction against the Ohio Department of Medicaid for its interpretation of federal…
Rank this Week: 700

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    Copyright & Photography: Photographer's Stock Agency Can Sue For Infringement - Ninth Circuit

    Copyright & Photography: Photographer's Stock Agency Can Sue For Infringement - Ninth Circuit
    Minden Pictures - Stock Photography In Minden Pictures,Inc. v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 795 F.3d 997 (Ninth Circuit July 29, 2015), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a lower court's dismissal of…
  • May 2

    Copyright Law: Sound Engineer's Claim of Music Ownership Time-Barred

    Copyright Law: Sound Engineer's Claim of Music Ownership Time-Barred
    SECOND CIRCUIT - COPYRIGHT LAW - COPYRIGHT OWNERSHIP - SOUND RECORDINGS - ACCRUAL OF COPYRIGHT OWNERSHIP CLAIMS - ATTORNEYS FEES - MUSIC LAWIf you think you are a co-owner of a copyrighted work, when do you need to speak…
  • Apr 28

    Copyright Law: Seventh Circuit Slaughters True Crime Writer On Motion To Dismi

    Copyright Law: Seventh Circuit Slaughters True Crime Writer On Motion To Dismi
    When a plaintiff sues you for copyright infringement but does not attach the allegedly infringed materials to the complaint, but refers to the materials in the complaint, can you move to dismiss the complaint under Rule 12(b)(6) of the…
Rank this Week: 617

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Focuses on complliance, corporate governance, disclosure, mergers and tax issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 899

Counterfeit Chic

Counterfeit Chic

Covers counterfeits and copycats in the fashion industry. By Susan Scafidi.

http://www.counterfeitchic.com/
  • Nov 26

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report
    This year's Cyber Monday may be merely part of a cyber shopping season -- for the first time over half of American consumers shopped online during the holiday weekend -- but one thing hasn't changed: the counterfeiting conundrum we might call…
  • Nov 26

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report

    Studies in cyber shopping: MarkMonitor Shopping Report
    This year's Cyber Monday may be merely part of a cyber shopping season -- for the first time over half of American consumers shopped online during the holiday weekend -- but one thing hasn't changed: the counterfeiting conundrum we might call…
  • Nov 7

    Of Burch battles, white bread, and wonder about WASP

    Of Burch battles, white bread, and wonder about WASP
    When Chris Burch's first C. Wonder store opened its lacquered lime-green doors, just around the corner from the distinctive lacquered orange doors of the original Tory Burch store, the visual association was striking.  The obvious question,…
Rank this Week: 251

Court News Ohio

Court News Ohio

Provides case announcements and decision highlights. From the Supreme Court of Ohio and Ohio Government Telecommunications.

http://www.courtnewsohio.gov/
  • May 5

    Attorney Practicing in Ohio Before Formally Admitted Now Denied Admission

    Attorney Practicing in Ohio Before Formally Admitted Now Denied Admission
    The Ohio Supreme Court ruled today that a Cincinnati attorney who had been previously admitted in three other states engaged in the unauthorized practice of law when he began providing legal services while his application for admission to the…
  • May 5

    Prosecuting Attorneys Represent the State in Community Control Violation Hearing

    Prosecuting Attorneys Represent the State in Community Control Violation Hearing
    In a unanimous opinion authored by Justice Terrence O’Donnell, the Ohio Supreme Court today clarified that the prosecuting attorney has the authority to prosecute all complaints, suits, and controversies in which the state is a party,…
  • May 4

    Local Governments Not Protected by State Constitution’s Prohibition of Retroactive Law

    Local Governments Not Protected by State Constitution’s Prohibition of Retroactive Law
    The Ohio Constitution’s protection against retroactive laws does not apply to local governments, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today. The decision rejected a claim by Toledo, Dayton, and Cleveland public school districts that the state…
Rank this Week: 441

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Apr 30

    Worth the Read

    Worth the Read
    Adam M. Gershowitz, The Post-Riley Search Warrant: Search Protocols and Particularity in Cell Phone Searches, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 585 (2016) Margaret Dodson, Bruton on Balance: Standardizing Redacted Codefendant…
  • Apr 28

    Clemency from the Prez.

    Clemency from the Prez.
    This week, the Combat Clemency Project at the University of Chicago Law School petitioned for a Presidential Pardon on behalf of Corey R. Clagett, a former Army PFC released on March 31, 2016 from the US military prison at Fort Leavenworth,…
  • Apr 17

    Prosecutorial practice

    Prosecutorial practice
    In United States v. Mercier, __ M.J. __, No. 20160318 (C.G. Ct. Crim. App. Mar. 18, 2016) the court denied a Government interlocutory appeal of a military judge’s ruling that found that a specification was improperly referred and…
Rank this Week: 236

Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

Covers New York insurance coverage cases and issues. By Roy A. Mura.

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 350

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers estate planning, probate, guardianship and elder law issues.

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    Florida’s Avalanche of Probate Case

    Florida’s Avalanche of Probate Case
    The State of Florida recently released its annual statistical report on probate caseloads for the past year. The report goes a long way in explaining just why it’s so often a painfully slow process to resolve a probate case. It looked…
  • Apr 12

    Digital Assets Part III: Victory!

    Digital Assets Part III: Victory!
    In previous posts, we addressed digital assets and how difficult it might be for fiduciaries (personal representatives or trustees) of an estate to access the digital assets of a deceased loved one, specifically their Facebook…
  • Mar 28

    But, They Lied?! Why You Should Always Get It In Writing

    But, They Lied?! Why You Should Always Get It In Writing
    Here’s the scenario: You’re negotiating the settlement of an estate dispute with someone. They lie to you, and you then rely upon the lie to reach an agreement. Think you could sue when you found out about that lie, right? Not…
Rank this Week: 458

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Apr 24

    Florida’s Avalanche of Probate Case

    Florida’s Avalanche of Probate Case
    The State of Florida recently released its annual statistical report on probate caseloads for the past year. The report goes a long way in explaining just why it’s so often a painfully slow process to resolve a probate case. It looked…
  • Apr 12

    Digital Assets Part III: Victory!

    Digital Assets Part III: Victory!
    In previous posts, we addressed digital assets and how difficult it might be for fiduciaries (personal representatives or trustees) of an estate to access the digital assets of a deceased loved one, specifically their Facebook…
  • Mar 28

    But, They Lied?! Why You Should Always Get It In Writing

    But, They Lied?! Why You Should Always Get It In Writing
    Here’s the scenario: You’re negotiating the settlement of an estate dispute with someone. They lie to you, and you then rely upon the lie to reach an agreement. Think you could sue when you found out about that lie, right? Not…
Rank this Week: 947

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • May 5

    The New Reality of Small Debt Collection

    The New Reality of Small Debt Collection
    About 10 years ago, Rich Hynes wrote an intriguing paper on consumer debt collection, asking "where are all the garnishments?" Today, Pro Publica's Paul Kiel is out with an answer: Nebraska and Missouri ... and in the future. Kiel's…
  • Apr 19

    Thoughts on Nortel (from Bob Rasmussen)

    Thoughts on Nortel (from Bob Rasmussen)
    The following post comes to us from Professor Rasmussen at USC: Nortel Bankruptcy Sets a Dangerous Precedent For the Future of Lending Lenders are no fools. They care deeply about the promises they receive in return for the money they...
  • Apr 18

    Puerto Rico: Legislative Update

    Puerto Rico: Legislative Update
    It appears that the House legislation has bogged down. Two or three issues keep coming up, none of which make a whole lot of sense: First, "bailouts." I'm not sure if people making this argument actually believe it or are...
Rank this Week: 229

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

Covers civil rights, criminal law, federalism, and Section 1983. By Norman Pattis and Michael Cernovich.

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Apr 27

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money
    Most of your favorite pundits are owned by the same big donors who control elections. These relationships are never disclosed. You can, however, help me expose the corrupt. Go to Guidestar.org It's free to register. Search for the name of the…
  • Feb 10

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter
    Clifford Durand is a student at St. John's University who recently threatened to "smash" a "bitch" in his class because she had a Donald Trump sticker on her computer. (You can find an archive of the Tweet here.) None of…
  • Jan 25

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life
    Marc Randazza is a lawyer's lawyer. When someone threatened you with a lawsuit or some up drama came up, Randazza was the man you called. He was more generous with his time than any lawyer I'd ever known. As one of his many lawyer-clients,…
Rank this Week: 222

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • May 5

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Brown's Bill Helps his Crime Initiative:  Dan Walters has this piece in the Sac Bee about a bill California Gov. Jerry Brown signed last week in which he effectively gave himself an extension on his crime initiative and incentivized…
  • May 4

    The Scalia Legacy

    The Scalia Legacy
    The Constitution Center in Philadelphia yesterday hosted a discussion of the legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia, by anyone's reckoning a genius, a spectacular writer, and one of the most influential Justices of my lifetime.My wife, Hon. Lee…
  • May 4

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Convicted Sex Offender Arrested After Multiple Deportations:  An illegal immigrant from Mexico with multiple state and federal convictions was arrested in Utah by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for failing to register as…
Rank this Week: 266

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • May 2

    Supreme Court Confronts Complexity of U.S. Sentencing Guideline

    Supreme Court Confronts Complexity of U.S. Sentencing Guideline
    Federal sentencing is a complex process.   The U.S. Supreme Court on April 20, 2016 was forced to confront a conflict among the federal circuits in their review of federal sentences. Their decision was handed down in the case…
  • May 2

    When Is Domestic Violence a Federal Crime?

    When Is Domestic Violence a Federal Crime?
    The recent indictment by a Dallas County grand jury of Johnny Manziel for a Class A misdemeanor assault based on allegations made by his former girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, has placed the recurring issue of domestic violence in the center…
  • May 2

    Denial of Bail Offends Presumption of innocence, Forces Pleas and Leads to Jail Death

    Denial of Bail Offends Presumption of innocence, Forces Pleas and Leads to Jail Death
    We recently posted a piece about bail which is an essential component of our criminal justice system but which is too often abused by those in charge of running it. What we did not discuss in that piece are the… The post Denial of Bail…
Rank this Week: 689

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Covers all aspects of criminal law in Arizona, including DUI, abuse and drug offenses. By The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor, P.C.

http://dmcantor.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    DUI Vehicular Crimes in the Summer Time

    DUI Vehicular Crimes in the Summer Time
    DUI vehicular crimes are considered quite serious and are classified as felonies. Some states have a Vehicular Crimes Unit that is responsible for prosecuting all felony vehicular crimes. Their goal is to effectively prosecute those charged…
  • Apr 21

    Civil Forfeiture Cases and Defense

    Civil Forfeiture Cases and Defense
    Civil forfeiture, also called civil seizure, or civil judicial forfeiture, is a controversial legal process in the United States in which law enforcement officers take assets from people suspected of being involved in a crime or some sort of…
  • Apr 19

    Pre-charge Investigation Stage Case

    Pre-charge Investigation Stage Case
    ‘Pre-charge’, also called the ‘Investigation Stage’ of a criminal case is the stage when someone is under observation for a criminal offense, but no formal action has been taken. When someone is involved in such a…
Rank this Week: 58

Criminal Law Blog & News

Criminal Law Blog & News

Covers Florida criminal law, crime history and weird crime news. By DeThomasis & Buchanan, PA.

http://reasonabledoubt.org/index.php/criminallawblog
Rank this Week: 563

Criminal Law Library Blog

Criminal Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, information technology and news for law librarians. By David Badertscher.

http://www.criminallawlibraryblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Mar 26

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look
    The people at The Jury Expert are excited about moving to a new platrorm, Wordpress, where they can incorporate a new look and possibly some new features as well. Below is their e-mail announcing the change and providing links so you can see…
Rank this Week: 972

CrimLaw

CrimLaw

Covers the theory and reality of criminal law from a practitioner's viewpoint. By Ken Lammers.

http://crimlaw.blogspot.com
  • Nov 28

    November Novel: Chapter 10

    November Novel: Chapter 10
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  • Nov 28

    November Novel: Chapter 10

    November Novel: Chapter 10
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  • Nov 27

    November Novel: Chapter 9

    November Novel: Chapter 9
    [Chapter 1] . . . [Chapter 2] . . . [Chapter 3] . . . [Chapter 4] . . . [Chapter 5] . . . [Chapter 6] . . . [Chapter 7] . . . [Chapter 8]Yusif watched his boss leaving the courthouse at a clip. The man had barely stood still long…
Rank this Week: 796

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • May 5

    Druzin & Wan on Corporal and Capital Punishment

    Druzin & Wan on Corporal and Capital Punishment
    Bryan H. Druzin and Anthony S. Wan (Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Faculty of Law and Gall Solicitors, LLP) have posted The Theatre of Punishment: Case Studies in the Political Function of Corporal and Capital Punishment (Washington…
  • May 5

    Roberts on Conviction by Prior Impeachment

    Roberts on Conviction by Prior Impeachment
    Anna Roberts (Seattle University School of Law) has posted Conviction by Prior Impeachment (Boston University Law Review, (2016), Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Impeaching the testimony of criminal defendants through the use of…
  • May 5

    Kreag on Prosecutorial Analytic

    Kreag on Prosecutorial Analytic
    Jason Kreag (University of Arizona Rogers College of Law) has posted Prosecutorial Analytics (Washington University Law Review (2017) Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The institution of the prosecutor has more power than any other…
Rank this Week: 122

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • May 5

    Is There a Cruise Anywhere That Travel Writers Think is Dangerous?

    Is There a Cruise Anywhere That Travel Writers Think is Dangerous?
    I could not help noticing that USA travel writer Gene Sloan's article today entitled Afraid to cruise in Europe? Nuts! Now's a great time to go seems to be sponsored by Viking River Cruises.  The don't-worry-be-happy article…
  • Apr 30

    Gastrointestinal Outbreak on the Disney Wonder

    Gastrointestinal Outbreak on the Disney Wonder
    An unsettling development occurring on the Disney Wonder cruise ship was brought to our attention this morning.  There has been an outbreak of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) which exceeds the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…
  • Apr 29

    Norovirus Outbreak Aboard the "Cursed Cruise Ship" Balmoral

    Norovirus Outbreak Aboard the "Cursed Cruise Ship" Balmoral
    The Fred Olsen Balmoral cruise ship has docked in Norfolk amidst what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is saying is a norovirus outbreak which has inflicted diarrhea and vomiting symptoms on 153 of 917 (16.68%)…
Rank this Week: 259

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Covers cruise passenger and crew safety, seafarer conditions, maritime law and all types of injuries at sea. By Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A.

http://www.lipcon.com/blog/feed/
  • May 29

    Norovirus Goes Airborne: What this Could Mean for Cruise Lines and Passenger

    Norovirus Goes Airborne: What this Could Mean for Cruise Lines and Passenger
    Norovirus is serious news for the cruise industry. Every year, the virus sickens roughly 20 million people and ruins cruise vacations for countless travelers. The virus is notorious for affecting enclosed populations, which is why it spreads…
  • May 27

    3 Popular Cruise Ship Activities that Require Passengers to Sign Waiver

    3 Popular Cruise Ship Activities that Require Passengers to Sign Waiver
    Thinking about cruising anytime soon? If so, you’re not alone. Summer is quickly approaching, which means that kids are out of school and it’s the perfect time to take a family vacation. Naturally, a cruise is one of the top types…
  • May 26

    5 Safety Tips for Canoeing and Kayaking

    5 Safety Tips for Canoeing and Kayaking
    With summer fast approaching, many are opting to head out to open waters and enjoy all that the ocean or waterways have to offer. And for many, that includes trying new options, like canoeing or kayaking. These activities are often low-cost,…
Rank this Week: 191

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Covers cultural heritage law and policy topics. By Ricardo A. St. Hilaire.

http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Video: Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act Passes House

    Video: Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act Passes House
    Earlier this afternoon, the House of Representatives unanimously adopted the Senate's amendment of the Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act. H.R. 1493, which calls for emergency import restrictions on at-risk…
  • Apr 14

    Legislative Ban on Syrian Cultural Property Moves Forward in the Senate

    Legislative Ban on Syrian Cultural Property Moves Forward in the Senate
    Since the Senate Foreign Relations Committee reworked the language of the Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act in February, the proposed legislation is steadily moving through the halls of Capitol Hill. Yesterday the…
  • Apr 6

    Russian Ambassador's Short Letter Makes Big Claims About Looted Syrian Antiquitie

    Russian Ambassador's Short Letter Makes Big Claims About Looted Syrian Antiquitie
    A letter from Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, Russia's envoy to the United Nations, has named dealers and shippers alleged to have facilitated the trade of looted antiquities from ISIS-controlled territory in Syria. Delivered to the UN…
Rank this Week: 854

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
  • May 5

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk
    The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 (Commencement) Regulations 2016 The Electoral Administration Act 2006 (Commencement No. 10 and Transitional Provision) Order 2016 The Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010 (Commencement) Order…
  • May 5

    BAILII: Recent Decision

    BAILII: Recent Decision
    Court of Appeal (Civil Division) Tesfay & Ors, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 415 (04 May 2016) IFX Investment Company Ltd & Ors v Revenue And Customs [2016] EWCA Civ 436 (04 May…
  • May 5

    NHS trust fined £185k over inadvertent release of confidential data on staff – Local Government Lawyer

    NHS trust fined £185k over inadvertent release of confidential data on staff – Local Government Lawyer
    ‘The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust after it posted the private details of 6,574 members of staff on its website.’ Full story Local Government Lawyer, 4th May…
Rank this Week: 6

Customs Law

Customs Law

Covers American customs law and international trade law. By Lawrence Friedman.

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    What Week Is This?

    What Week Is This?
    I realize it has been a month since my last Ruling of the Week. I am reasonably certain I will come up for air soon and post some new material. In the meantime, if you are in NYC for the CITBA CLE and Annual Meeting on Thursday, I hope to see…
  • Apr 11

    Hey, look over there

    Hey, look over there
    Dear Lex Luthor,This is in response to your implied inquiry concerning the importation of a large sample of kryptonite into the United States. You can find my response here, as published by the fine folks over at Law and the Multiverse. That…
  • Mar 30

    CITBA Annual Meeting and CLE, April 21

    CITBA Annual Meeting and CLE, April 21
    Join CITBA for a CLE event on April 21 to be held at the Court of International Trade in New York. Details and registration is available here. Registration is a little funky for now. You'll need to click select Event in the box on the left…
Rank this Week: 819

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    The Tire Shop, the Robbery and Accomplice-Witness Testimony

    The Tire Shop, the Robbery and Accomplice-Witness Testimony
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeals of Texas – Texarkana: Walker v. State, 2016 WL 1600268(2016).  As courts usually do, the Court of Appeals began by explaining how the case arose:Edgar Llorens was robbed at…
  • May 2

    The Fire/EMS Employees, the “Alarm Clock” and the Consent to Search

    The Fire/EMS Employees, the “Alarm Clock” and the Consent to Search
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeals of North Carolina:  State v. Ladd, 782 S.E.2d 397 (2016). The court begins by explaining that `Timothy Allen Ladd, Jr. . . . appeals from judgment entered after he pled guilty to…
  • May 2

    News story: Biometric Data, the iPhone and the 5th Amendment privilege

    News story: Biometric Data, the iPhone and the 5th Amendment privilege
    LA Times:The Government Wants Your Fingerprint to Unlock Your Phone.  Should That Be Allowed, LA Times, http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-iphones-fingerprints-20160430-story.html
Rank this Week: 704

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • May 4

    DadsDivorce Live: Massachusetts Alimony Reform

    DadsDivorce Live: Massachusetts Alimony Reform
    Massachusetts is one of several states to reform its outdated alimony reforms. Steve Hitner of the Massachusetts Alimony Reform group was a driving force behind the passage of the Massachusetts Alimony Reform Act. He joins DadsDivorce Live to…
  • May 3

    Men’s Divorce Podcast: Alimony

    Men’s Divorce Podcast: Alimony
    Each month, Dads Divorce sponsor Cordell & Cordell produces the Men’s Divorce Podcast, which features interviews with authors, politicians and other divorce professionals on issues fathers frequently face during the divorce process.…
  • May 3

    Divorcing Abroad: Child Relocation Post-Divorce

    Divorcing Abroad: Child Relocation Post-Divorce
    By Wendi Schuller Author of “The Global Guide To Divorce” International divorce can sometimes involve an ex-spouse wanting to relocate with the children. A way to prevent relocation is to be proactive during the divorce. If…
Rank this Week: 159

DailyWrit

DailyWrit

Covers the US Supreme Court. By Kedar Bhatia.

http://dailywrit.com
  • Apr 23

    Agreement Between Justices Scalia and Thomas During October Term 2012

    Agreement Between Justices Scalia and Thomas During October Term 2012
    Over at Twitter, Mike Sacks posted an interesting question about the agreement rate between Justices Scalia and Thomas during October Term 2012: Is it me, or have Thomas and Scalia been on opposite sides a lot more this term than in the past?…
  • Jan 24

    Advocates Arguing from Private Practice (OT 2000-2011)

    Advocates Arguing from Private Practice (OT 2000-2011)
    In my last post, I provided a list of the top Supreme Court advocates of the twenty-first century who had never worked in the Office of the Solicitor General. As a comment on that post mentions, some who made my list had previous experience…
  • Jan 24

    Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty-First Century

    Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty-First Century
    I have a new Article out in the Journal of Legal Metrics entitled Top Supreme Court Advocates of the Twenty First Century. You can download the article here here. This Article identifies the Supreme Court litigators who have argued at least…
Rank this Week: 248

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
  • May 4

    Forfeiture Funds are Back as Equitable Sharing Program Gears Up in Dallas County and State of Texa

    Forfeiture Funds are Back as Equitable Sharing Program Gears Up in Dallas County and State of Texa
    Back in March, the Department of Justice issued a news release that had to have been met with lots of joy in law enforcement offices all over the State of Texas: the “Equitable Sharing Program” was back, effective immediately!…
  • Apr 27

    Sex Crimes, Sexual Assault and Civil Lawsuits for Damages: Bill Cosby’s Legacy?

    Sex Crimes, Sexual Assault and Civil Lawsuits for Damages: Bill Cosby’s Legacy?
    Sexual assault cases continue to get more and more media coverage. (We’ll discuss Dennis Hastert’s sentencing this morning to two years of supervised release and my correct prediction this would happen in a later post.) Sex crimes…
  • Apr 20

    Johnny Manziel, Domestic Violence Allegations: 5 Lesson

    Johnny Manziel, Domestic Violence Allegations: 5 Lesson
    Tomorrow, the Dallas Grand Jury will hear from a prosecutor as the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office present its case against Johnny Manziel. The Grand Jury will hear the DA’s evidence that the former NFL quarterback…
Rank this Week: 749

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical licensing, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse. By Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm.

http://www.dallasfortworthinjurylawyer.com/
  • May 5

    Hip and Knee Replacement Lawsuit

    Hip and Knee Replacement Lawsuit
    Some patients who develop an infection after undergoing hip or knee replacement surgery have filed lawsuits against the makers of a device named Bair Hugger. The device is used in a number of hip and knee replacement surgery and is linked to…
  • May 5

    Bicycle Accident Lawyer

    Bicycle Accident Lawyer
    Bicycle accidents can cause serious injuries or death. These accidents typically involve complicated legal issues that require an experienced attorney. At our law firm, we handle minor and major bicycle injury lawsuits. In many major cities,…
  • May 5

    Risperdal lawsuit settlements and jury verdict

    Risperdal lawsuit settlements and jury verdict
    If you file a Risperdal lawsuit, there is guarantee that you will win a trial verdict or obtain a settlement. But based on previous cases, it appears that the makers of Risperdal may be motivated to settle claims in order to avoid revealing…
Rank this Week: 99

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers life insurance, disability insurance, and claims denial. By Mark S. Humphreys, P.C.

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • May 5

    Insurance Company Apology

    Insurance Company Apology
    Insurance attorneys rarely see an insurance company apologize. What might happen if they did? In a society that highly values a genuine apology, it is shocking that most in-house counsel and most trial lawyers never even consider whether an…
  • May 3

    Hail Claim And Communicating With Insurance Company

    Hail Claim And Communicating With Insurance Company
    Lawyers who handle hail claims know that the quicker a claim is made, the better. Communication with the insurance company is also important. Both these points are made in Southern District of Texas, McAllen Division opinion styled, Juan…
  • May 1

    Insurance Companies Will Prosecute Fraud Case

    Insurance Companies Will Prosecute Fraud Case
    Insurance lawyers know that some cases they see involve fraud. The trick for them is to distinguish good cases from bad cases. The Insurance Journal published an article that some would find surprising. The title of the article is, Former...
Rank this Week: 729

David M. Benenfeld Blog

David M. Benenfeld Blog

Covers Florida accidents and injury law.

http://www.injurylawservice.com/blog/
  • Jan 31

    Are Your Tires Registered for Recalls? They Might Not Be

    Are Your Tires Registered for Recalls? They Might Not Be
    Our tires are literally where the rubber meets the road. While it is critical to have a vehicle’s engine and transmission operational, good tires are also essential in order for a car to get from Point A to Point B. Unfortunately, many…
  • Jan 28

    Did You Experience a Slip and Fall Injury in a Store’s Restroom?

    Did You Experience a Slip and Fall Injury in a Store’s Restroom?
    In the event you have to use the restroom when you are out in public, the restroom’s cleanliness might be of concern; however, it probably never crosses your mind that it could be a dangerous place. Unfortunately, restrooms at…
  • Jan 23

    When Theft Occurs Inside the Walls of Florida Nursing Home Facilitie

    When Theft Occurs Inside the Walls of Florida Nursing Home Facilitie
    Nursing home residents used to be given a great level of attention and care, but sadly it has gotten worse over the years due to overcrowded nursing homes and the lack of staff. With the flood of more senior citizens in need of constant…
Rank this Week: 108

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Apr 28

    Filing Notice of Claim Triggers Waiver Provision

    Filing Notice of Claim Triggers Waiver Provision
    The Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled that giving the State formal notice of a medical negligence (now “health care liability”) claim against an employee waives the right, if any,  to assert that claim against that…
  • Apr 24

    Public Duty Doctrine Gives Immunity to City When Suspect Stole Police Car

    Public Duty Doctrine Gives Immunity to City When Suspect Stole Police Car
    In Holt v. City of Fayetteville, No. M2014-02573-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Mar. 15, 2016), the Court of Appeals affirmed dismissal of plaintiffs’ claims due to the city’s immunity under the public duty doctrine, a key limitation…
  • Apr 21

    Tennessee Savings Statute Fails to Preserve Claims Not Asserted in Original Filing

    Tennessee Savings Statute Fails to Preserve Claims Not Asserted in Original Filing
    In State Farm Mutual Auto. Ins. Co. v. Blondin, No. M2014-01756-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Mar. 14, 2016), the central issue was whether plaintiff had asserted its claim for personal injury damages in a timely fashion. State Farm was…
Rank this Week: 196

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice…

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Covers medical malpractice, product liability, public health and tort reform. By Regan Zambri & Long.

http://www.dcmedmalblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    Studies Show Low Carb Diets Can Do Much for Heart Health

    Studies Show Low Carb Diets Can Do Much for Heart Health
    February is American Heart Month. Doctors and other health care professionals urge Americans of all ages to get regular exercise and see their doctors for regular checkups. But studies are showing there’s an under-utilized option for…
  • Feb 19

    Celebrate American Heart Month By Learning More About Heart Health

    Celebrate American Heart Month By Learning More About Heart Health
    February is American Heart Month. Since many of us hit the winter “slump” at about this time of year, it’s a great time to take a second look at your own heart health and start implementing small changes to improve it. Did…
  • Jan 27

    Hurt in 2015? How to Make 2016 a Great Year Despite Your Injury or Disability

    Hurt in 2015? How to Make 2016 a Great Year Despite Your Injury or Disability
    A bad car accident, slip and fall injury or acquired disability turned 2015 upside down for you and your family. You’re likely still struggling to come to terms with your new limitations and figure out how to get your finances, career…
Rank this Week: 123

DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 7

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • May 5

    May-June Issue: Deal Lawyers Print Newsletter

    May-June Issue: Deal Lawyers Print Newsletter
    This May-June Issue of the Deal Lawyers print newsletter includes (try a no-risk trial): – Structuring Considerations for Minority Investments – Insurance Due Diligence: Three Practical Tips – Basics: Drafting &…
  • May 4

    How to Involve Compensation Committees in M&A-Related Decision

    How to Involve Compensation Committees in M&A-Related Decision
    Here’s an excerpt from this Willis Towers Watson memo: Most importantly, the compensation committee should be involved in the design and execution of acquisition-related executive compensation programs in order to maximize the…
  • May 3

    A Novel One: Gannett’s “Just Vote No” Campaign = Merger Talks?

    A Novel One: Gannett’s “Just Vote No” Campaign = Merger Talks?
    Is it novel for a wannabe acquiror to put pressure on a target by running a ‘withhold’ campaign? Yes, it’s very unusual. There may have been others, but not that I can think of. The intro from this WSJ article explains the…
Rank this Week: 699

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    Never Say Forever: Music Master Ownership

    Never Say Forever: Music Master Ownership
    Dear Rich: The term "in perpetuity" appears in record contracts quite often in regard to ownership of masters yet that same term is quite often the subject of many problems, in particular as they relate to the statute of frauds. I am in the…
  • Apr 27

    Why Can't I Post Erotic Fiction About a Real Celebrity?

    Why Can't I Post Erotic Fiction About a Real Celebrity?
    Dear Rich: I wrote a short satirical erotica series about a C-List public figure. She already knows as she mentioned me in an online magazine article. One digital publishing platform removed these works because "publishing erotica regarding…
  • Apr 20

    Can Publisher Say What is Fair Use?

    Can Publisher Say What is Fair Use?
    Dear Rich: I'm an academic co-editing a book with a major university press. Out of an abundance of caution, our editor requested we check on permissions for a number of quotations, etc., with the original publishers. None were an issue til…
Rank this Week: 920

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • May 5

    Report Inmate Social Media Takedowns to OnlineCensorship.org

    Report Inmate Social Media Takedowns to OnlineCensorship.org
    With the country's largest state prison system becoming the latest jurisdiction to ban inmates from having a social media presence, censorship of prisoner's digital speech is expected to increase substantially in the weeks and months to…
  • May 5

    Standardized DRM Will Make Us Less Safe

    Standardized DRM Will Make Us Less Safe
    Earlier this year, an independent security researcher named Rotem Kerner came forward to disclose critical bugs in a digital video recorder that was integrated into over 70 vendors' CCTV-based security systems. The vulnerability is a grave…
  • May 5

    How Safe Is Your Data in the Gig Economy?

    How Safe Is Your Data in the Gig Economy?
    EFF’s ‘Who Has Your Back’ Report Takes on Uber, Taskrabbit, Airbnb, and MoreSan Francisco - The “sharing” or “gig” economy is booming—you can get rides with companies like Uber, hire people to…
Rank this Week: 348

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Feb 26

    2016.007: Why Online Impersonation Matter

    2016.007: Why Online Impersonation Matter
    This week a district court (felony) judge in Waco held Section 33.07 of the Texas Penal Code unconstitutional: Sec. 33.07. ONLINE IMPERSONATION. (a) A person commits an offense if the person, without obtaining the other person’s consent…
  • Feb 26

    2016.006: Ethics in Legal Journalism, or Katheryn Tucker

    2016.006: Ethics in Legal Journalism, or Katheryn Tucker
    About 15 seconds of my 20-minute argument in the Georgia Supreme Court on Monday (watch it) involved everyday incidents of teenagers being sexually aroused by adults, or adults being sexually aroused by children. I talked about my own…
  • Feb 25

    2016.005: Conservatism in Court

    2016.005: Conservatism in Court
    My argument in the Supreme Court of Georgia had me reflecting on three categories of conservatism: the social, the political, and the judicial. In Georgia, we were dealing with a law that forbade an adult communicating certain content…
Rank this Week: 269

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

Offers Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court updates. By Francis G.X. Pileggi.

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • May 4

    CEOs and Social Justice Warrior

    CEOs and Social Justice Warrior
    Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal featured a front page article about an apparently increasing number of CEOs of public companies who use their companies’ resources, and wield their companies’ resources as a…
  • Apr 30

    Supreme Court Clarifies Duties of Delaware Director

    Supreme Court Clarifies Duties of Delaware Director
    The Delaware Supreme Court has provided clarity about the duties of directors of Delaware corporations who are appointed by particular stockholders. In OptimisCorp v. Waite, Del. Supr., No. 523, 2015 (2016), Delaware’s high court issued…
  • Apr 18

    Supreme Court Raises Threshold to Sue Non-Delaware Corporations in Delaware

    Supreme Court Raises Threshold to Sue Non-Delaware Corporations in Delaware
     The Delaware Supreme Court decided today, over a dissenting opinion, that a non-Delaware corporation cannot be sued in Delaware, even if it is registered to do business in Delaware, if the basis for the suit against it in Delaware is…
Rank this Week: 181

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Covers national headline employment law news and updates. By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawareemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 13

    How Not to Fire High Profile Employee

    How Not to Fire High Profile Employee
    By Lauren E.M. Russell The more technological of our readers may be aware of a brouhaha involving a website named Reddit.  Reddit is best known, among the general population, for conducting structured question-and-answer sessions called…
  • Jun 30

    BREAKING NEWS: U.S. DOL Announces New FLSA Proposed Rule

    BREAKING NEWS: U.S. DOL Announces New FLSA Proposed Rule
    By Scott A. Holt The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its proposed rule today that would broaden federal overtime pay regulations by raising the minimum salary threshold to $50,440 per year in order qualify for an exemption from…
  • Jun 24

    Compassionless Court Kicks Marijuana Claim

    Compassionless Court Kicks Marijuana Claim
    By Michael P. Stafford Marijuana is back in the news here in Delaware. Our state’s first Compassion Center is set to open later this month and legislation decriminalizing the sacred herb has been signed into law by Governor Jack…
Rank this Week: 317

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

Covers legal technology, technology law and other musings. By Dennis Kennedy.

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • Apr 25

    LTRC’s Women of Legal Tech – 2016

    LTRC’s Women of Legal Tech – 2016
    I’m excited to point readers to the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center’s 2016 Women of Legal Tech list. As the announcement says: One of the American Bar Association’s core values is a commitment to diversity, which the…
  • Feb 15

    DennisKennedy.Blog Celebrates Thirteenth Birthday

    DennisKennedy.Blog Celebrates Thirteenth Birthday
    Long-time readers of this blog will know that today is the blawgiversary of DennisKennedy.Blog. I started this blog on February 15, 2003, and we (my blog and me) are marking its thirteenth birthday today. That makes DennisKennedy.Blog a…
  • Feb 14

    ABA TECHREPORT, New Roundtable and New Podcast

    ABA TECHREPORT, New Roundtable and New Podcast
    The 2015 ABA TECHREPORT is out. The TECHREPORT is a set of free articles where the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center has legal technology expert analyze and summarize data from the 2015 ABA Legal Technology…
Rank this Week: 782

DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

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

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    They're Off!

    They're Off!
    Some of my friends and colleagues are traveling to or are at the NCCI Annual Issues Symposium in Orland, FL.The AIS is the national work comp data wonk-fest. Lots of information about how the business of workers' compensation insurance is…
  • May 4

    Kinded Soul

    Kinded Soul
    A new exhibitor to WorkCompCentral's Comp Laude is Kindred Healthcare.I didn't know much about this organization. I figured it was like most other health care organizations in work comp with doctors, nurses, billings, liens, etc.But curiosity…
  • May 3

    Don't Stand By

    Don't Stand By
    Earlier this year WorkCompCentral published "The Uncompensated Worker: Financial Impact of Work Comp on Households" which reviewed from a very broad perspective the effect an industrial injury has on the prototypical American blue collar…
Rank this Week: 636

Depraved Librarian

Depraved Librarian

A carnival of news and information about culture, law, music, technology and research. By Grace Lee.

http://depravedlibrarian.wordpress.com
  • May 3

    Links for 2016-05-02 [del.icio.us]

    Links for 2016-05-02 [del.icio.us]
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  • Apr 30

    Links for 2016-04-29 [del.icio.us]

    Links for 2016-04-29 [del.icio.us]
    Sponsored: 64% off Code Black Drone with HD Camera Our #1 Best-Selling Drone--Meet the Dark Night of the Sky!
  • Apr 20

    Links for 2016-04-19 [del.icio.us]

    Links for 2016-04-19 [del.icio.us]
    Sponsored: 64% off Code Black Drone with HD Camera Our #1 Best-Selling Drone--Meet the Dark Night of the Sky!
Rank this Week: 755

Digital Media Law

Digital Media Law

Covers the law and business of digital media and traditional entertainment. By Jonathan Handel.

http://digitalmedialaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 653