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Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Jul 27

    Lowering the Bar Almost Makes Law360’s List of Top 5 Law Blog

    Lowering the Bar Almost Makes Law360’s List of Top 5 Law Blog
    It's either sixth, or an honorary member of the top 5, or they just needed some extra words for the column, it's hard to say.        Related StoriesAgain, Not a Great Place to Stand During an…
  • Jul 27

    Rick & Morty Read the Denver Allen Transcript

    Rick & Morty Read the Denver Allen Transcript
    WARNING: It is not safe for work.        Related StoriesFollow the Chicken, Dramatized 
  • Jul 25

    Court Rules Donald Isn’t a Fascist

    Court Rules Donald Isn’t a Fascist
    It affirmed, in fact, that he is not to be taken seriously at all.        Related StoriesMuseum Sued for Art Depicting Jesus as WhiteGollum Experts to Testify, Says CourtIndiana Briefly Considered…
Rank this Week: 247

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Jul 27

    Legal Issues and Pokémon Go

    Legal Issues and Pokémon Go
    Okay, I admit it. I’m playing Pokémon Go. It’s frustratingly addictive. For those who don’t know, Pokémon Go is an app for smartphones; the app is free, but players can make in-app purchases. The idea is for…
  • Jul 19

    When is it Plagiarism?

    When is it Plagiarism?
    Last night’s Republican National Convention has thrust “plagiarism” to the forefront of the news. One of last night’s speakers was Melania Trump, the wife of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump.…
  • Jul 18

    Strong Support for Marijuana Legalization in Law School Poll, But Results for Other Drugs Harder to Interpret

    Strong Support for Marijuana Legalization in Law School Poll, But Results for Other Drugs Harder to Interpret
    In the Marquette Law School Poll conducted earlier this month, fifty-nine percent of registered Wisconsin voters agreed that marijuana “should be fully legalized and regulated like alcohol.” Only thirty-nine percent disagreed.…
Rank this Week: 215

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

A forum for dialogue and networking among women lawyers and aspiring lawyers.

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Jul 27

    It’s Summer—Primetime for Planning and Promoting Your Professional Profile with the Season’s Help

    It’s Summer—Primetime for Planning and Promoting Your Professional Profile with the Season’s Help
    “I can’t wait to relax,” this is what most graduating pre-law seniors in April and May have told me throughout my 12 years of pre-law advising. I can’t wait to tell them that I have other plans for them. “Summer…
  • Jul 21

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending July 22, 2016

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending July 22, 2016
    With the bar exam in a few days, here are a few tips for the final week of bar prep. Old Lady Lawyer: Effective Lawyering Is More Than Just Knowing The Law Your Career Path Isn't a Straight Line—Dave Stachowiak, Executive VP of Talent…
  • Jul 21

    Like Cinderella, But Different

    Like Cinderella, But Different
    As a little girl I did not dress up in princess costumes.  I couldn’t imagine my future wedding.  I did not dream of the day my prince would come.  Instead I dreamt of court rooms, board rooms, and corner offices. …
Rank this Week: 216

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    I've seen Blue Öyster Cult enough…

    I've seen Blue Öyster Cult enough over the years for the conclusion to be obvious: they are one of my all-time favorite bands. I saw them when they were Soft White Underbelly, and I've seen them every time they've come through Buffalo in…
  • Jul 26

    I've met Kevin Gaughan a few times; he has…

    I've met Kevin Gaughan a few times; he has generally impressed me as being sort of a combination of well-intentioned goofball and cartoon character egoist. As a gadfly I suppose he has had some success. Here is Bruce Jackson's take on his…
  • Jul 22

    A long, civil FB exchange with a…

    A long, civil FB exchange with a mild-mannered HS acquaintance who I haven't spoken with since HS has me reflecting once again over the reality of persuasive discourse. Simply put, there really isn't such a thing: people will believe what…
Rank this Week: 212

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
Rank this Week: 162

The Legal Reader

The Legal Reader

Discusses product liability law and lawsuits.

http://legalreader.com/
  • Jul 27

    Essure Black Box Warning – A Roar without Any Bite

    Essure Black Box Warning – A Roar without Any Bite
    This post was inspired by a real-life hero, Dr. Julio Novoa. In fact, the title comes from a letter he wrote (reproduced in part and linked with his permission) regarding Bayer’s “permanent” birth control device, Essure. For…
  • Jul 26

    Plaintiffs Want MDL Status for J&J Talc-Ovarian Cancer Suit

    Plaintiffs Want MDL Status for J&J Talc-Ovarian Cancer Suit
    Earlier this month, plaintiffs firm Don Barret filed a motion with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) to consolidate the many suits against Johnson & Johnson regarding its talc-powder products. Plaintiffs want MDL…
  • Jul 25

    Florida Suit over Takata Air Bags Settled

    Florida Suit over Takata Air Bags Settled
    Takata Corporation confirmed that a Florida suit over Takata air bags settled recently. The suit pertained to Patricia Mincey and her 2001 Honda Civic. Ms. Mincey was involved in an accident in June 2014, during which her Takata air bag…
Rank this Week: 203

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 184

Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Law Blog

Covers radio, advertising, the FCC, indecency and intellectual property. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 183

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Covers Wisconsin estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration, real estate law, business organization, and individual income tax preparation. By Tesar Law Group, S.C.

http://blog.tesarlaw.com/
  • Jul 27

    Protect Your Business with Estate Planning

    Protect Your Business with Estate Planning
    With the use of good estate planning, you can protect your business from government taxes, co-owners and even family members who will stake their claims. 
  • Jul 25

    Think of Estate Planning as Preventative Therapy for Family Member

    Think of Estate Planning as Preventative Therapy for Family Member
    Having frequent discussions among your children about your plans, well in advance, will be best so that any disagreements can be settled while you are still around to address them.
  • Jul 22

    Will You Need to Apply for Medicaid?

    Will You Need to Apply for Medicaid?
    Applying for Medicaid benefits is a complex task that requires the help of an experienced elder law attorney, especially when making hard decisions on how to allocate money you've saved all your life.
Rank this Week: 237

Linda's Law Blog

Linda's Law Blog

Covers Pennsylvania and New Jersey family law. By Linda A. Kerns.

http://lindakernslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Why is Your Credit Report Important in a Divorce?

    Why is Your Credit Report Important in a Divorce?
            Most everyone knows that divorce involves dividing assets.  However, along with assets, debts must be divided.  Many couples have credit card debt: either in one party’s name alone or joint credit…
  • Jul 20

    Documents to Bring to Your First Meeting with Your Lawyer for a Family Law Case

    Documents to Bring to Your First Meeting with Your Lawyer for a Family Law Case
    In order to help you prepare for your first meeting, you should gather as many of these documents as possible.  If you cannot find them, or do not have access to them, do not worry- your lawyer will be able to help you with obtaining all…
  • Jul 17

    Unknown Quote

    Unknown Quote
    "I married Miss Right. I just didn’t know her first name was Always."~ Unknown
Rank this Week: 201

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/
  • Jul 27

    Can Cops Use Your Cellphone to Find You if You Left It at a Crime Scene?

    Can Cops Use Your Cellphone to Find You if You Left It at a Crime Scene?
    You’ve just committed a crime, but you dropped your smartphone while you were doing it. Now the police arrive to investigate the scene of the crime, and they find your phone. Are they allowed to use the phone to find you? Do they need a…
  • Jul 15

    You Still Have Rights When You are on Probation

    You Still Have Rights When You are on Probation
    If you are convicted of a crime and placed on probation, you will be required to follow certain terms and conditions of your probation. These conditions are often related to the circumstances of your crime. So, what happens when the…
  • Jul 13

    Could Unpaid Court Fees Send You to Jail?

    Could Unpaid Court Fees Send You to Jail?
    Davontae Sanford was 14 when he was sent to prison for murders he did not commit. When he was 23, another man confessed to those murders and his nine-year nightmare appeared to be finally ending. Then, he got a bill from the court. When it…
Rank this Week: 196

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

Covers disputes between companies and executives. Published by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP.

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Jul 27

    Last Chance to Nominate Suits by Suits for the ABA Blawg 100!

    Last Chance to Nominate Suits by Suits for the ABA Blawg 100!
    Every year, the ABA Journal selects 100 of the best law blogs. It is currently accepting nominations for the 10th annual version of this list. If you enjoy reading Suits by Suits, we hope that you’ll take a few moments to nominate…
  • Jul 26

    Employees Who Don’t Cooperate With Company Investigations Can Be Terminated for Cause

    Employees Who Don’t Cooperate With Company Investigations Can Be Terminated for Cause
    When a company learns that its employees may have done something unlawful, it should try to get the facts and figure out whether wrongdoing actually occurred. One way to do this is to conduct an internal investigation, in which attorneys or…
  • Jul 19

    Active Shooter Drill Backfires on Employer

    Active Shooter Drill Backfires on Employer
    After a spate of horrific shootings at schools and businesses across the country, employers started conducting unannounced “active shooter” drills to train employees how to react if a murderous gunman shows up at their workplace.…
Rank this Week: 169

Family Lore

Family Lore

Covers child support, divorce, property and chiildren. By John Boich.

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Jul 27

    Free Law Lectures at Gresham College

    Free Law Lectures at Gresham College
    When Worlds Collide: The Family and the LawbyProfessor Jo Delahunty QCGresham Professor of Law‘Sex, Death and Witchcraft’ – What Goes On In The Family Court Room?Thursday, 6th October 2016, 6pm – 7pm,…
  • Jul 24

    News Essentials: 25th July 2016

    News Essentials: 25th July 2016
    A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last week:NEWSCourt of Appeal disapproves of ‘destitution’ as threshold for support for migrant children and familiesThe Court of Appeal has disapproved of…
  • Jul 21

    Reform, a new idea and child contact...

    Reform, a new idea and child contact...
    After a look at the possible future of family law, my posts on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog  this week were mostly about resolving children disputes:Law Commission seeks ideas for law reform - The…
Rank this Week: 198

E. coli Blog

E. coli Blog

Covers E. coli outbreaks, recalls, legal cases and resources. By Marler Clark.

http://www.ecoliblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    A few E. coli Outbreaks in the United State

    A few E. coli Outbreaks in the United State
    PT Farm, LLC, a North Haverhill, N.H. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,800 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety... Continue…
  • Jul 22

    Press Release: E. coli Outbreak in New Hampshire

    Press Release: E. coli Outbreak in New Hampshire
    The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) is investigating an outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli) associated with ground beef. Since June,... Continue…
  • Jul 7

    More Sick with E. coli linked to Carbón Live Fire Mexican Grill

    More Sick with E. coli linked to Carbón Live Fire Mexican Grill
    The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) continues to work with the owners and staff of Carbón Live Fire Mexican Grill at 300 W. 26th Street as part of our... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 210

Dewey B Strategic

Dewey B Strategic

Explores issues relating to risk, value, strategy, libraries, knowledge and the legal profession. By Jean P. O'Grady.

http://deweybstrategic.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 229

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jul 26

    Female lawyers give advice to men

    Female lawyers give advice to men
    The American Lawyer’s Careerist got some feedback from women lawyers after reporting on a study showing that women were penalized at work for assertive… The post Female lawyers give advice to men appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • Jul 25

    Accountants prepare for fresh push into legal service

    Accountants prepare for fresh push into legal service
    On Thursday, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) launched an application to become a regulator of five reserved legal services. The post Accountants prepare for fresh push into legal services appeared on…
  • Jul 22

    How to Elevate the In-House Counsel Role

    How to Elevate the In-House Counsel Role
    Premise: The role of in-house counsel has evolved and status has been elevated. Expectations have been raised by the C-Suite. The department must be managed like other business units, with adherence to budget, performance standards, and…
Rank this Week: 176

Federalist Society Multimedia…

Federalist Society Multimedia Archive

Audio of recent events, speeches and conferences of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.

http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/page/multimedia-from-past-federalist-society-events-2014
  • Jul 26

    2016 Annual Supreme Court Round Up 7-22-2016

    2016 Annual Supreme Court Round Up 7-22-2016
    Washington, DC Lawyers ChapterOn July 22, 2016, Miguel Estrada of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP delivered the Annual Supreme Court Round Up at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.Featuring:Mr. Miguel Estrada, Gibson Dunn…
  • Jun 14

    A Look Back, and a Look Forward: A Discussion with Three Former SEC Commissioners 6-1-2016

    A Look Back, and a Look Forward: A Discussion with Three Former SEC Commissioners 6-1-2016
    Corporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice GroupThree former SEC Commissioners reflect on their tenures at the SEC and also provide their perspectives on several of today’s most important financial regulatory issues and…
  • May 20

    Address by Senator Dan Sullivan 5-17-2016

    Address by Senator Dan Sullivan 5-17-2016
    Fourth Annual Executive Branch Review ConferenceUnited States Senator Dan Sullivan of Alaska delivered this address during the Fourth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference on May 17, 2016.Featuring:Hon. Dan Sullivan, United States…
Rank this Week: 251

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Covers investment scams, broker fraud and broker negligence. By Rex Securities Law.

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
Rank this Week: 171

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/
  • Jul 26

    Whistleblower Group Demands IOC Allow Russian Whistleblower to Compete in Olympic

    Whistleblower Group Demands IOC Allow Russian Whistleblower to Compete in Olympic
    On Sunday July 24, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) informed Russian whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova that she is not allowed to compete in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Despite being given clearance by the International Associations of…
  • Jul 22

    SEC Whistleblower Awards List June 2016

    SEC Whistleblower Awards List June 2016
    The SEC Office of the Whistleblower posts 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…
  • Jul 22

    Upcoming Global Wildlife Whistleblower Seminar Serie

    Upcoming Global Wildlife Whistleblower Seminar Serie
    Washington, DC – July 21, 2016 — The  (ELI) and the National Whistleblower Center (NWC) have announced an upcoming seminar series on Global Wildlife Whistleblowers, scheduled for early 2017.  The first seminar in the…
Rank this Week: 182

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

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

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Jul 26

    New Hero Armed with 24-Year Old Drawing Emerges In Fight Against Apple

    New Hero Armed with 24-Year Old Drawing Emerges In Fight Against Apple
    During the last few years, Apple has been no stranger to patent litigation over the design of its smartphones and tablets. In fact, to many of us, it seems as if the smartphone patent wars may extend into an era where no one has…
  • Jul 25

    California Federal Magistrate Stresses Proportionality Requirement Under New Federal Rule 26

    California Federal Magistrate Stresses Proportionality Requirement Under New Federal Rule 26
    As we have previously reported here and here, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure have recently changed. One of the major changes to the rules is the new definition of scope of discovery under Rule 26: Unless otherwise limited by court…
  • Jul 21

    The Perfect Is The Enemy Of The Good

    The Perfect Is The Enemy Of The Good
    The phrase “The Perfect is the Enemy of the Good” can be traced back to one of Voltaire’s 18th century poems. Shakespeare expressed similar sentiments: “Were it not sinful then, striving to mend, to mar the…
Rank this Week: 227

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

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

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
Rank this Week: 238

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injuries to minors, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse & neglect, premises liability, products liability, and wrongful death. By Kaplan Law, LLC.

http://www.oregoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Why the courts play such a large role in unsafe product recall

    Why the courts play such a large role in unsafe product recall
    Late last month Ikea agreed to recall 29 million children’s chests and dressers that had been sold in the United States and Canada since 2002. After pressure from the public and state media in China the company extended the recall to…
  • Jul 14

    Portland Niteclub Death and a Landlord’s Liability

    Portland Niteclub Death and a Landlord’s Liability
    A fatal stabbing at a niteclub in Northeast Portland last week has led to a murder charge, according to a report published in The Oregonian. It also raises a significant civil law question, however, one that deserves greater public attention…
  • Jul 7

    Cyclist’s Death in NYC May Have been an Intentional Hit-and-Run

    Cyclist’s Death in NYC May Have been an Intentional Hit-and-Run
    The death over the holiday weekend of a well-known figure in Brooklyn’s cycling community is being investigated by police as a possible intentional hit-and-run, according to the local website Gothamist. The death is focusing attention…
Rank this Week: 245

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/
  • Jul 25

    Chancery Imposes Penalties for Not Saving Text Messages and Bad Faith Litigation

    Chancery Imposes Penalties for Not Saving Text Messages and Bad Faith Litigation
    Justin Forcier, an associate in the Delaware office of Eckert Seamans, prepared this overview. Key Issue Addressed: Fees imposed for bad faith litigation as well as for failure to preserve text messages and other mishandling of ESI. In re:…
  • Jul 11

    Firm Disqualified Based on Representation of Two Adverse Subsidiarie

    Firm Disqualified Based on Representation of Two Adverse Subsidiarie
    In my latest ethics column for The Bencher, the national publication of the American Inns of Court, I highlighted a recent decision by a federal district court in which a law firm was disqualified based on its representation of two…
  • Jul 6

    Chancery Upholds Ability of Managers to Waive Fiduciary Dutie

    Chancery Upholds Ability of Managers to Waive Fiduciary Dutie
    In my most recent article for the publication of the National Association of Corporate Directors called Directorship, I provide an overview of a recent decision of the Delaware Court of Chancery that upheld the waiver of fiduciary duties for…
Rank this Week: 224

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Fairlinch campsite in Braunton, North Devon is now open!

    Fairlinch campsite in Braunton, North Devon is now open!
    Fairlinch campsite in Braunton is now open! Special Summer reduction for family pitches 2 Adults + 2 Children £20 per night. Visit their website here. 
  • Jul 20

    Why You Should Talk to Your Teenager about Alcohol

    Why You Should Talk to Your Teenager about Alcohol
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Young children listen to their parents  While younger children admire their parents and listen to everything you tell them, teenagers are moving towards…
  • Jul 20

    Why You Should Talk to Your Teenager about Alcohol

    Why You Should Talk to Your Teenager about Alcohol
    Consideration has been given for the editing and publishing of this post Young children listen to their parents  While younger children admire their parents and listen to everything you tell them, teenagers are moving towards…
Rank this Week: 186

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    Raising Kaine: Clinton Disappoints With VP Pick, But I'm Still With Her

    Raising Kaine: Clinton Disappoints With VP Pick, But I'm Still With Her
    Hillary Clinton could have chosen a chimpanzee to be her running mate and I would still support her.  The stakes in this election are too high.  If nothing else, the last few Days of Dystopia, aka the Republican National…
  • Jul 7

    Business As Usual While Police Kill Black Men

    Business As Usual While Police Kill Black Men
    #Shitdoesntjusthappen"I think he's just black in the wrong place."  -- Valerie CastileRepublicans on Capitol Hill, determined to validate their conspiracy theories, are grilling the FBI Director over his recommendation to not indict…
  • Jun 23

    More Than A "PR Problem" -- How The Mets Can Ethically Bring Jose Reyes Back Into The Fold

    More Than A "PR Problem" -- How The Mets Can Ethically Bring Jose Reyes Back Into The Fold
    In 2006, the Mets were one pitch away -- albeit, a nasty, possibly unhittable Adam Wainwright curveball (that Carlos Beltran watched for strike three with the bases loaded, but I digress) -- from making the World Series.  That…
Rank this Week: 173

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning topics such as conservatorship, guardianship, health care and advanced directive, living trusts, and probate. By Law Office of Scott D. Soady, A Professional Corporation

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Is a Creditor’s Judgment Enforceable Against My Estate?

    Is a Creditor’s Judgment Enforceable Against My Estate?
    Death does not automatically void any debts owed by the deceased. In the normal course of administering an estate, the personal representative named in the decedent’s last will and testament is responsible for paying any valid creditor…
  • Jul 21

    New California Budget Restricts Medi-Cal Claims Against Recipients’ Estate

    New California Budget Restricts Medi-Cal Claims Against Recipients’ Estate
    In a recent post we discussed how Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid system, can go after the assets of a deceased beneficiary recipient’s probate estate or revocable living trust for reimbursement of medical costs paid during the…
  • Jul 14

    How Can My Divorce Settlement Affect My California Estate Planning?

    How Can My Divorce Settlement Affect My California Estate Planning?
    There are many legal events that may affect your estate planning. For example, if you get divorced, the terms of your property settlement may require you to alter the terms of your will or trust. It is therefore important to resolve any…
Rank this Week: 164

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Jul 22

    Whose Copyright Office?

    Whose Copyright Office?
                In 2013, in a lecture at Columbia University, Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante announced an ambitious vision for the “Next Great Copyright Act.” That vision…
  • Jul 21

    Network Neutrality in Brazil: the recently enacted Presidential Decree consolidates meaningful rule

    Network Neutrality in Brazil: the recently enacted Presidential Decree consolidates meaningful rule
    Amidst an economic and political turmoil, Brazil gave a significant step towards protection of network neutrality – the principle that keeps the Internet an open space, free from undue control by Internet service providers (ISPs). A…
  • Jul 21

    126 Leading Academics to Europe’s Telecom Regulators: Protect the Open Internet in Europe

    126 Leading Academics to Europe’s Telecom Regulators: Protect the Open Internet in Europe
    Today, 126 academics from Europe and around the world published an open letter to European telecom regulators urging them to protect the open Internet in Europe. Regulators are currently working on guidelines that will determine how…
Rank this Week: 207

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 231

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

Covers New Jersey family law. By Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 177

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

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

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 202

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Jul 20

    A Review of the UK Serious Fraud Office's Second DPA

    A Review of the UK Serious Fraud Office's Second DPA
    Earlier this month, the UK Serious Fraud Office announced the approval by Lord Justice Leveson of the country's second deferred prosecution agreement. Readers may recall that the implementation of a DPA process is relatively new in the UK…
  • Jul 15

    Fed Ex Case - Real Change Needs to Happen

    Fed Ex Case - Real Change Needs to Happen
    In 2014, prosecutors proceeded with a case against fed ex. Unlike many companies in a post-Arthur Andersen world, they would not be bullied into folding and taking a non-prosecution or deferred prosecution agreement. Instead, they took the…
  • Jul 7

    The Clinton Email Hearing

    The Clinton Email Hearing
    I agree with guest bloggers Ziran Zhang and Eugene Gorokhov in their thoughtful blog post (here) that "[i]f Director Comey is right that individuals in similar circumstances in the past were only subjected to administrative sanctions,…
Rank this Week: 185

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Covers constitutional law and jurisprudence (in Spanish). Features legal news, cases and commentaries from Argentina, U.S. and the Americas.

http://www.saberderecho.com/
  • Jul 18

    Lo que dice el Comité DDHH de ONU sobre Argentina

    Lo que dice el Comité DDHH de ONU sobre Argentina
    La semana pasada aprecieron las conclusiones preliminares de la revisión períodica que le tocó a Argentina en el Comité de Derechos Humanos de la ONU. El informe puede descargarse en este enlace (.docx) y…
  • Jul 16

    Tres jueces debaten el caso de Chris Froome

    Tres jueces debaten el caso de Chris Froome
    Hechos del caso Junto con la versión audivisual de arriba, hacemos una rápida síntesis de lo que pasó.El Tour de France es una carrera de tres semanas que tiene sus etapas mas decisivas -de cara a la…
  • Jul 11

    Tarifas en la Corte (bonus track)

    Tarifas en la Corte (bonus track)
    Escribimos ahora una ampliación más pensando "a futuro" el tema del fallo platense que analizamos en el último post. Hacíamos allí algo de perspectiva, que a su turno también ensayaron notas del fin…
Rank this Week: 219

Law and Magic Blog

Law and Magic Blog

Discusses the intersection of law and magic, religion, pseudoscience, paranormal, and science.

http://lpcprof.typepad.com/law_and_magic_blog/
  • Jul 17

    Does This Photo Show a Ghost?

    Does This Photo Show a Ghost?
    Seeker presents an image that has gone viral and that some believe shows a spirit leaving the body of an accident victim as he dies. The writer notes that the victim hadn't yet died when the image was taken (thus...
  • Jul 13

    Penn and Teller: Fool Us! Returns For Another Season

    Penn and Teller: Fool Us! Returns For Another Season
    The new season of Penn and Teller: Fool Us! premieres July 13 on the CW at 8 p.m., 7 Central time. Alyson Hannigan is the new host. Houdini and I will be watching; not so sure about Penn. He's not...
  • Jul 11

    "Right Up To the Point When the Ghosts Show Up"

    "Right Up To the Point When the Ghosts Show Up"
    Real life physicists (from MIT, no less) are behind the film science in the reboot of Ghostbusters. More here from Wired.
Rank this Week: 174

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 243

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagonursinghomelawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 12

    Confidentiality Clauses in Settlement Agreements and How to Just Say No

    Confidentiality Clauses in Settlement Agreements and How to Just Say No
    In an April/May CBA Record article written by attorney Dmitry N. Feofanov, the options for agreeing to confidentiality clauses in settlement agreements were explained. Too often confidentiality agreements seem to show up in settlement…
  • Jun 13

    Illinois Nursing Home Care Act Amended As Related To Background Check

    Illinois Nursing Home Care Act Amended As Related To Background Check
    The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act has been amended. The new law changes the requirements of nursing home facilities when they transfer residents. The amendment allows for exceptions to the requirement that nursing home facilities shall…
  • Jun 13

    Illinois Nursing Home Care Act Amended As Related To Background Check

    Illinois Nursing Home Care Act Amended As Related To Background Check
    The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act has been amended. The new law changes the requirements of nursing home facilities when they transfer residents. The amendment allows for exceptions to the requirement that nursing home facilities shall…
Rank this Week: 240

Ernie The Attorney

Ernie The Attorney

Covers law and law blogs. By Ernest Svenson.

http://ernietheattorney.net/
  • Jul 9

    Unpleasant truth

    Unpleasant truth
    Krishnamurthi said “it is better to say nothing, unless you’re quite sure that what you wish to say is true, kind and helpful.” But from whose perspective do we assess if the true thing is kind and helpful? We sometimes…
  • Jun 21

    The origins of psychological mass manipulation

    The origins of psychological mass manipulation
    We all know about Sigmund Freud’s influence. We know that he was a pioneer in helping us understand the role of the unconscious in everyday decision-making. But did you know about his nephew Edward Bernays? Watch the first 10 minutes of…
  • Jun 7

    Fame is probably not good for your health

    Fame is probably not good for your health
    Mainstream media doesn’t help us understand what it’s like to be famous. Some famous people are thoughtful, but which ones? It’s hard to figure out just by watching TV. But podcast interviews like the one Tim Ferriss…
Rank this Week: 213

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Georgia bankruptcy. By Jonathan Ginsberg.

http://www.thebklawyer.com/thebkblog
  • Jul 5

    What is the Secret to Making Your Chapter 13 Plan Work?

    What is the Secret to Making Your Chapter 13 Plan Work?
      After 25+ years representing hardworking but financially struggling men and women in the Atlanta area, I can report to you that the #1 secret to surviving Chapter 13 is living below your means. This can mean you have to make some…
  • Jun 10

    Comedian John Oliver Explains the Debt Buying “Industry” and Zombie Debt

    Comedian John Oliver Explains the Debt Buying “Industry” and Zombie Debt
    Late night comedian John Oliver recently offered his unique and humorous take on the debt buying industry, noting that collection agencies are responsible for more lawsuits than any other type of plaintiff, and that many of these lawsuits…
  • Jun 6

    Relief From Your 72 Month Car Loan

    Relief From Your 72 Month Car Loan
    Financial experts bemoan the “crisis” in student loan debt (over $1.2 trillion as of 2015) and the rising rates of credit card debt ($733 billion as of 2015) but no one seems to be talking about yet another debt bubble – the…
Rank this Week: 209

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Covers case law, news, practical advocacy advice, and developments in state and federal statutes and regulations regarding special education law. By Charles Fox.

http://specialedlaw.blogs.com/home/
  • Jun 28

    Supreme Court Grants Review in Fry v. Napoleon

    Supreme Court Grants Review in Fry v. Napoleon
    In what could be a very significant break though in the law, the Supreme Court agreed to review the 6th Circuit decision in Fry v. Napoleon. Fry was a case involving allowing a service dog in school and whether parents...
  • Jun 9

    School Choice Not Protective of Students with Special Need

    School Choice Not Protective of Students with Special Need
    The following is a press release from COPAA regarding a recent study of school choice regarding students with special needs. It confirms what I have suspected for some time that school choice is largely ineffective for students with special…
  • Apr 22

    COPAA Applauds FDA Ban On Use of Electrical Stimulation

    COPAA Applauds FDA Ban On Use of Electrical Stimulation
    I am reproducing this press release from COPAA. It is always great to have a reason to celebrate progress even if long overdue. Ban specifically prohibits use due to significant psychological and physical risks. There is much more work…
Rank this Week: 233

PT-LawMom

PT-LawMom

By a full-time legal secretary attending law school part-time at night.

http://ptlawmom.com
  • Jun 27

    Safest Cities for a Mom To Practice Law in California

    Safest Cities for a Mom To Practice Law in California
    It is already hard enough to be a lawyer but being a mom makes it even harder. We often get asked a lot of questions about where is the safest place to practice law. People obviously want to be able…
  • Jun 11

    Time Management

    Time Management
    In todays world the most important thing that we never have enough of is time. When you are prepping for the Bar Test and taking care of your family the days seem to fly by and you never can fit…
  • Jun 11

    The Not So Fun Bar Test

    The Not So Fun Bar Test
    So normally most people think Bar and associate that word with good times but for a select few it has a completely different meaning. In 2015 we have hit an all time low for passing this incredibly challenging law test.…
Rank this Week: 172

Missouri Injury Attorneys Blog

Missouri Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers Missouri motor vehicle crash, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. By The A.W. Smith Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.missouriinjuryattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 225

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud…

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud Blog

Covers celebrity and true case stories on probate litigation. By Andrew Mayoras.

http://www.probatelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 21

    Battles Coming For Muhammad Ali Estatee

    Battles Coming For Muhammad Ali Estatee
    Muhammad Ali was never one to shy away from battles. From heavyweight champions in the boxing ring, to the United States Government, and to the ravaging effects of Parkinson's disease, Ali continued to fight. Now there are growing fears that…
  • May 16

    Prince, Tupac, And Snoop Dogg: 5 Top Musical Planning Mistake

    Prince, Tupac, And Snoop Dogg: 5 Top Musical Planning Mistake
    Prince died without a will. So did Tupac Shakur, Bob Marley, and many other legendary musicians. Snoop Dogg doesn't even want a will. The question is: Why? It seems like such a basic concept; everyone needs a will. Otherwise the laws of the…
  • May 3

    The Prince Estate: Trouble Brewing And Still No Will After 1st Court Hearing

    The Prince Estate: Trouble Brewing And Still No Will After 1st Court Hearing
    Despite the probate process having just begun for Prince's Estate, one thing is clear -- it will be a long and rocky road for everyone involved. While no one can dispute the artistic and creative greatness of the artist whose real name was…
Rank this Week: 235

Injury Law Blog

Injury Law Blog

Covers accident & injury, asbestos, medical device litigation, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, products liability, pharmaceutical litigation, and workers compensation. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.injurylawyerblog.center/
  • Jun 21

    Summer Safety Guide

    Summer Safety Guide
    For the first day of summer, our injury attorneys offer their top tips for staying safe in the water, at theme parks, and riding your bikes.
  • Jun 9

    Roundup Weedkiller Linked to Lymphoma

    Roundup Weedkiller Linked to Lymphoma
    The World Health Organization recently labeled Roundup weedkiller a probable human carcinogen. Monsanto’s popular product is linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in farm workers and other agricultural professionals. Our cancer lawyers…
  • May 3

    Ovarian Cancer Plaintiff Wins $55 Million against Johnson & Johnson

    Ovarian Cancer Plaintiff Wins $55 Million against Johnson & Johnson
    DCF 1.0 A woman in Missouri won $55 million in the second ovarian cancer trial against baby powder manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. Baby powder is made from talcum powder, and is linked to ovarian cancer when used genitally. Our…
Rank this Week: 218

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Covers criminal defense and DUI issues in the Nashville, TN area. By Rob McKinney.

http://www.nashvillecriminallawreport.com/
  • Jun 14

    DUI Bond Conditions and EtG

    DUI Bond Conditions and EtG
    The courts in Nashville,Tennessee will require random drug testing if you are charged with a multiple DUI charge. It is a condition of your bail bond. Positive drug test could mean that your bail would be revoked pending the outcome of your…
  • Jun 13

    The Sorry State of Wages for an Appointed Counsel

    The Sorry State of Wages for an Appointed Counsel
    Henry Martin is the federal public defender for the Middle District of Tennessee. In today's Tennessean, Mr. Martin wrote a very thoughtful letter to the editor about the duty of a public defender. One of his comments was about the pay of new…
  • Jun 13

    The Sorry State of Wages for an Appointed Counsel

    The Sorry State of Wages for an Appointed Counsel
    Henry Martin is the federal public defender for the Middle District of Tennessee. In today's Tennessean, Mr. Martin wrote a very thoughtful letter to the editor about the duty of a public defender. One of his comments was about the pay of new…
Rank this Week: 194

US Immigration Blog

US Immigration Blog

Covers recent developments in the immigration field. By Peter Messersmith.

http://blog.messersmithlaw.com
  • Jun 9

    Training Visa Option

    Training Visa Option
    There are three visa options for foreign nationals seeking employment training in the United States. J1 Visa – Intern Foreign nationals who are currently in school in a foreign country or who have graduated from a foreign school in the…
  • Jun 1

    J1 Waiver Options for Applicants with Fulbright or other Foreign Government Funding

    J1 Waiver Options for Applicants with Fulbright or other Foreign Government Funding
    Usually it’s difficult to obtain a J1 waiver for a person with government funding.  In fact, in many circumstances it is impossible.  Many J1 Fulbright waiver applicants come to our office after already attempting to secure a…
  • Feb 3

    I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

    I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver
    On January 3, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a final rule on provisional unlawful presence waivers. I-601A applications may be submitted to USCIS beginning March 4, 2013. This rule allows certain…
Rank this Week: 253

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

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

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Jun 6

    You Really Took A Cab To Rob A Bank, And Use As The Getaway Car?

    You Really Took A Cab To Rob A Bank, And Use As The Getaway Car?
    You’d have to be drunk or stoned to take a cab to a bank robbery and to have it wait for you while you did the deed, right? Right! This gent was drunk!  As reported by The Tallahassee Democrat: Stanley Geddie arrived by taxicab and…
  • Jun 2

    You Messed With The Wrong Clerk

    You Messed With The Wrong Clerk
    Dude, it’s not your money. Was it worth risking your life? Okay, don’t answer that since you look pretty good right now. How good would you have looked with a hole in your head? Seriously, just hand over the money. Even if you get…
  • May 30

    Can You Get Kicked Out Of Heaven?

    Can You Get Kicked Out Of Heaven?
    Forget about the other circumstances surrounding this man’s detention. It must have been obvious to the officers that something was amiss when the man said he was told to leave heaven. As reported by The Times and Democrat (Orangeburg,…
Rank this Week: 252