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Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • May 21

    "Lawyers circling lawyers in frenzied Facebook ownership flap"

    "Lawyers circling lawyers in frenzied Facebook ownership flap"
    Story at ArsTechnica. Excerpt: A New York state judge earlier this month decided that as many as nine lawyers from various high-profile law firms who represented Ceglia must defend Zuckerberg's lawsuit. That decision came weeks before a…
  • May 20

    Judges May “Encourage” Pro Bono Legal Service

    Judges May “Encourage” Pro Bono Legal Service
    [This post is from Ray McKoski.] Today, the ABA issued Formal Opinion 470 advising that a judge may author a letter encouraging lawyers to participate in pro bono legal service programs. While the casual observer might not see an issue...
  • May 18

    Private law firm's use of AG's letterhead presents question of fact under debt collection law

    Private law firm's use of AG's letterhead presents question of fact under debt collection law
    In a case where a law firm's use of the state Attorney General's letterhead was allegedly a violation of debt collection laws, the Sixth Circuit has reversed the trial court's summary judgment for the law firm and has sent the...
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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/
  • Apr 30

    Vermont's Finest: The Importance Of Being Bernie

    Vermont's Finest: The Importance Of Being Bernie
    "It's a little-known fact, but we reporters could successfully sell Sanders or Elizabeth Warren or any other populist candidate as a serious contender for the White House if we wanted to. Hell, we told Americans it was okay to vote for …
  • Apr 29

    The Supreme Court Demands Its Pound Of Flesh

    The Supreme Court Demands Its Pound Of Flesh
    "The pound of flesh which I demand of him Is deerely bought, 'tis mine, and I will have it."  -- Shylock, The Merchant of VeniceIn the 1970s, without any scientific testing, a state medical examiner from Oklahoma concocted a three-drug…
  • Apr 6

    Time Begins On Opening Day

    Time Begins On Opening Day
    You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.  -- Jim BoutonThe long-time sportswriter for the Washington Post, Thomas Boswell, wrote a timeless piece…
Rank this Week: 181

Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer…

Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

By the Law Office Of Thomas G. Lewellyn.

http://www.oaklandpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 17

    Lawyer Movies and the Oscar

    Lawyer Movies and the Oscar
    Sunday, February 22, 2015, is Oscar night. So I was talking with my wife, Sheila, and we were discussing the upcoming Oscars and our favorite movies this year (Two of my favorites are Whiplash and Birdman). This led to a discussion of my…
  • Feb 4

    Insurance Study Shows Cars With Fewest Death

    Insurance Study Shows Cars With Fewest Death
    My first car was a 1965 Chevy Impala SS. It was blue, with a black interior, bucket seats--the whole nine yards. It was a dream car for a kid just coming out of high school (yes, I did work and earn the money to buy it myself). What it…
  • Jan 28

    City of South San Francisco Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit Caused by Dangerous Condition of Public Property

    City of South San Francisco Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit Caused by Dangerous Condition of Public Property
    I recently represented a family in a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of South San Francisco and a private parking lot operator, Park SFO. The lawsuit stemmed out of the death of the adult sibling of six brothers and sisters. This…
Rank this Week: 180

Australian Regulatory Compliance…

Australian Regulatory Compliance Review

Covers legal and regulatory impacts on Australian businesses. By David Jacobson.

http://www.djacobson.com/australian_regulatory_rev/
  • Jun 15

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?
    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private? Not automatically. In dealing with ASIC and other regulators it is important to understand that the Freedom of Information Act 1982 applies to government agency records and…
  • Jun 15

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?
    In the matter of Re1 Limited (ABN 80 145 743 862) and Re2 Limited as responsible entities for Westfield Retail Trust 1 and Westfield Retail Trust 2 (No 3) [2014] NSWSC 762 the NSW Supreme Court considered the adjournment of the adjournment of…
  • Jun 15

    Small amount credit change

    Small amount credit change
    The National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Small Amount Credit Contracts) Regulation 2014 was registered on 12 June 2014. The Regulation clarifies the changes introduced on 1 July 2013 which imposed a cap on costs and a limit on fees…
Rank this Week: 179

Law Library Letter

Law Library Letter

Summaries of recent Wyoming Supreme Court decisions and law library information. From the Wyoming State Law Library.

http://wyolawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • May 14

    Summary 2014 WY 62

    Summary 2014 WY 62
    Summary of Decision May 14, 2014Justice Fox delivered the opinion of the Court. Reversed.Case Name: LEEKS CANYON RANCH, LLC, a Wyoming limited liability company; LEEKS CANYON, LLC, a Wyoming limited liability company; ELIZABETH LOCKHART and…
  • May 14

    Summary 2014 WY 61

    Summary 2014 WY 61
    Summary of Decision May 12, 2014Justice Davis delivered the opinion for the court. Affirmed. Case Name: IN THE MATTER OF THE WORKER’S COMPENSATION CLAIM OF: CHRISTINA S. HIRSCH, AN EMPLOYEE OF BORDER FOODS, INC. v. STATE OF WYOMING…
  • May 8

    Summary 2014 WY 60

    Summary 2014 WY 60
    Summary of Decision May 8, 2014Justice Fox delivered the opinion of the Court. Affirmed.Case Name: GILBERT ORTIZ, JR. v. THE STATE OF WYOMINGDocket Number: S-13-0127URL: http://www.courts.state.wy.us/Opinions.aspxAppeal from the District…
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The Briefcase

The Briefcase

Comments on Ohio law with an emphasis on criminal law. By Russ Bensing.

http://www.briefcase8.com/
  • Feb 28

    Friday Roundup

    Friday Roundup
    Big news from SCOTUS.  Not really.  The Potamac Nine did come down with a decision in a criminal case, Fernandez v. California.  The Highly Abbreviated Version of What Went Down:  the cops arrested Fernandez at his home,…
  • Feb 27

    My latest experiences with the burning bush

    My latest experiences with the burning bush
    I do a lot of appeals -- over 150, my BFF Lexis tells me -- and I'm constantly amazed at how much I still learn.  I've had two recent epiphanies.  The first is that the best time to start practicing for oral argument is just before…
  • Feb 26

    An unlikely story

    An unlikely story
    Every trial is a story.  The prosecution has a story.  The defense has a story.  Oftentimes, the defense story is nothing more than that the prosecution hasn't proved their story beyond a reasonable doubt. The prosecution's…
Rank this Week: 187

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
Rank this Week: 186

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
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PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • May 22

    Lee on Privatized Public Housing

    Lee on Privatized Public Housing
    Jamie Lee (Baltimore) has posted Rights at Risk in Privatized Public Housing (Tulsa Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Traditional public housing is dwindling. Federal policy has increasingly encouraged privatization, shifting…
  • May 20

    Ilya Somin's New Book on Kelo

    Ilya Somin's New Book on Kelo
    The author previews his new book and explains why he wrote it. The gist: Although I don’t have survey data on this, my impression is that law professors probably support the result in Kelo by almost as lopsided a margin...
  • May 20

    Ryan on the Public Trust Doctrine and Mono Lake

    Ryan on the Public Trust Doctrine and Mono Lake
    Erin Ryan (Lewis & Clark) has posted The Public Trust Doctrine, Private Water Allocation, and Mono Lake: The Historic Saga of National Audubon Society v. Superior Ct. (Environmental Law) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This article tells…
Rank this Week: 190

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

About law, literature and the humanities. By the Law & Humanities Institute.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    A Deadly Affair

    A Deadly Affair
    Alexis Coe on the first successful use of the insanity defense in U.S. law, by a U.S. Congressman, no less, after he stood trial for murdering his wife's lover. Read her account here of Daniel Sickles' killing of Philip Barton Key (son of…
  • May 20

    Sexual Violence, and Game of Throne

    Sexual Violence, and Game of Throne
    The Washington Post's Alyssa Rosenberg discusses the shocking wedding night rape of character Sansa Stark on the May 17, 2015 episode of HBO's popular show Game of Thrones, and explains why she considers it part of the show's more…
  • May 20

    Law and Culture Conference Call For Papers: Deadline Extended Until June 30, 2015

    Law and Culture Conference Call For Papers: Deadline Extended Until June 30, 2015
    The Call for Papers of the Law and Culture Conference, to be held September 10-11 of this year, is open until June 30. More here.
Rank this Week: 189

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Covers common problems encountered by residents and their families aat nursing homes and assisted living facilities. By Jonathan Rosenfeld.

http://www.nursinghomesabuseblog.com/
  • May 20

    What Must Be Proven To Win A Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuit?

    What Must Be Proven To Win A Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuit?
    Nursing home neglect cases are considered medical malpractice lawsuits. Medical malpractice lawsuits are among the most difficult a lawyer will ever handle. A nursing home negligence case requires the patient, the “plaintiff,” to…
  • May 15

    Woman’s Death Highlights Risk of Financial Fraud for Elderly

    Woman’s Death Highlights Risk of Financial Fraud for Elderly
    The death of a woman last fall at Park Pointe Village retirement community in the Rock Hill area could have been prevented, representatives of the woman’s estate say in a lawsuit. The suit charges that the death of Pauline Cook, 82,…
  • May 14

    Documentary Demonstrates Lack of Oversight with Assisted Living Industry

    Documentary Demonstrates Lack of Oversight with Assisted Living Industry
    Assisted Living for Elderly Family Members Assisted Living Homes have become very common in the United States. Even though, a few schools of thought in our society are highly critical of this way of living, elders who are unable to take care…
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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…
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Legal Juice

Legal Juice

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

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • May 21

    Man Playing Cop … Pulls Over Cop. Doh!

    Man Playing Cop … Pulls Over Cop. Doh!
    You could go online and get red and blue lights and put them in your grill. Presto, you are now driving an unmarked cop car. That’s the game this guy was playing. (Hopefully it was just a game, and not something nefarious, not that the…
  • May 20

    Maybe Next Time They’ll Listen To Grandma? Unlikely.

    Maybe Next Time They’ll Listen To Grandma? Unlikely.
    Hey, if you make a threat and you don’t follow through with it, people won’t take you seriously, right? Sure, but maybe you shouldn’t make the threat in the first place. As reported by ksdk.com: Madison County…
  • May 19

    The Puppy? You’re Really Blaming The Puppy For Your DUI?

    The Puppy? You’re Really Blaming The Puppy For Your DUI?
    It’s not exactly “the dog ate my homework,” but it’s in the same family of lame excuses. As reported by The Beacon-Times: An Aurora man who said he was exhausted from taking care of a puppy was charged with DUI after…
Rank this Week: 194

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 21

    Chancery Explains Res Judicata, Collateral Estoppel and Acquiescence

    Chancery Explains Res Judicata, Collateral Estoppel and Acquiescence
    Brevan Howard Credit Catalyst Master Fund Limited v. Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc., C.A. No. 9209-VCG (Del. Ch. May 19, 2015). This letter decision explains the nuances and elements of the following principles on which it granted a motion…
  • May 16

    Delaware Supreme Court Clarifies Law on Dismissal of Claims Against Director

    Delaware Supreme Court Clarifies Law on Dismissal of Claims Against Director
    The Delaware Supreme Court clarified the types of claims against independent directors that are eligible for a motion to dismiss regardless of the standard of review that applies to those claims. In re Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc.…
  • May 12

    No Equitable Jurisdiction for Some Declaratory Judgment Action

    No Equitable Jurisdiction for Some Declaratory Judgment Action
    The Bancorp Bank v. Cross & Simon LLC, C.A. No. 10299 (Del. Ch. May 8, 2015). This Chancery ruling explains that a declaratory judgment action could be filed in either Chancery or Superior Court, but in order for the Delaware Court…
Rank this Week: 195

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • May 21

    President Renominates Jessica Rosenworcel To FCC

    President Renominates Jessica Rosenworcel To FCC
    President Obama has re-nominated Jessica Rosenworcel to the Federal Communications Commission. Links to FCC Chair Tom Wheeler's statement, Commissioner Clyburn's statement, Commissioner Pai's statement, Commissioner O'Rielly's statement,…
  • May 21

    Paid Advertising, Editorial Content, and Freedom of the Pre

    Paid Advertising, Editorial Content, and Freedom of the Pre
    Lili Levi, University of Miami School of Law, has published A 'Faustian Pact'?: Native Advertising and the Future of the Press. Here is the abstract. As technology undermines the economic model supporting the traditional press, news…
  • May 20

    The Relationship Between Privacy and Speech

    The Relationship Between Privacy and Speech
    Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr., University of Alabama School of Law, has published Bringing Meiklejohn to Privacy: On the Essential Complementarity of Privacy and Speech in Information and Law in Transition 243 (Anna-Sara Lind, Inger Osterdahl,…
Rank this Week: 196

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 18

    Understanding the date of applicability of Secretarial Standard

    Understanding the date of applicability of Secretarial Standard
    [The following guest post is contributed by Nivedita Shankar, Senior Associate, Corporate Law Services Division. She can be contacted at nivedita@vinodkothari.com]The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (‘ICSI’) on May 12,…
  • May 15

    Consolidated FDI Policy Circular of 2015

    Consolidated FDI Policy Circular of 2015
    The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry has issued its annual FDI Policy Circular for 2015, which takes effect from May 12, 2015. Although the circular essentially consolidates all the…
  • May 14

    Supreme Court Paves the Way for Company Law Tribunal

    Supreme Court Paves the Way for Company Law Tribunal
    Readers may recall that the primary reason for the partial effectiveness of the Companies Act, 2013 (the “2013 Act”) has been the pending litigation surrounding the constitution of the National Company Law Tribunal…
Rank this Week: 193

Election Law

Election Law

Covers election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiatives, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process. By Rick Hasen.

http://electionlawblog.org/
Rank this Week: 197

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • May 21

    Addressing Legal Issues Related to Mental Health

    Addressing Legal Issues Related to Mental Health
    The Mental Health of Employees at Work Addressing the legal issues related to the mental health of employees at work is one of the more perplexing issues facing employers in Canada. It is because of the nature of this sensitive topic and a…
  • May 19

    Q&A: Unjust Performance Review?

    Q&A: Unjust Performance Review?
    QUESTION  This concerns an unjust annual performance appraisal that will affect my salary. My manager is expecting me to sign or to contest, the bogus appraisal this week. Should I do that? What options do I have? ANSWER You are not…
  • May 13

    Q&A: Independent Contractor Right

    Q&A: Independent Contractor Right
    QUESTION #1 2 days after I submitted a written request for my 1st Quarter 2015 performance based compensation I was fired for no reason at all.  They told me “you are an independent contractor, so we don’t have to pay…
Rank this Week: 201

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/
  • May 20

    Another one bites the dust`

    Another one bites the dust`
    Listen up:  “Every occasion of a proved false allegation has an insidious effect on public confidence, sometimes allowing doubts to creep into when one shouldn’t exist.”  Said the judge on sentencing. That’s…
  • May 6

    How extensive is the Brady obligation

    How extensive is the Brady obligation
    Ask the prosecutor in this case. In re Kline. Military prosecutors are bound by Service rules of professional responsibility.  Those rules are based on the ABA Model Rules. The ethical rule regarding prosecutorial disclosure in the…
  • May 3

    False reports and false claim

    False reports and false claim
    1 May 2015 saw the release of a number of reports and memorandums regarding military sexual assault.  Some initial takeaways (which in my view certain people are either deliberately ignoring or misreporting). No POD, the conviction rate…
Rank this Week: 198

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 199

First4Lawyers News

First4Lawyers News

Features UK-centric legal news, with a focus on personal injury and medical negligence.

http://www.first4lawyers.com/news/
  • May 23

    How much can soap stars claim?

    How much can soap stars claim?
    Living in a soap opera has never been an easy ride, but none more so than today. Not only is there a good chance that you live a fairly downtrodden existence filled with daily misery and woe, but you’re far more likely to be involved in…
  • Feb 17

    Stay safe on the road in the wind

    Stay safe on the road in the wind
    FACT: Bad weather causes accidents. Whether it is snow, floods, fog or strong winds then it is always wise to avoid driving wherever possible in extreme weather. Accident claims specialists First4lawyers have produced a short guide to make…
  • Feb 17

    Surge in weather related injuries expected as ‘red weather warning’ issued

    Surge in weather related injuries expected as ‘red weather warning’ issued
    Falling trees, toppled signs, flying debris, trips and slips are set to drive an increase in personal injury claims as 100 mph storms batter Britain, warn personal injury specialists First4lawyers. Storm damage can have a devastating impact…
Rank this Week: 200

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • May 22

    Is attrition from a graduate program necessarily a bad thing?

    Is attrition from a graduate program necessarily a bad thing?
    A senior philosopher at another top program (not Michigan) e-mailed an interesting question about attrition; she writes: [Y]our most recent post raises a question that might be worth discussing, namely whether all grad school attrition is a…
  • May 21

    Is the doctoral thesis obsolete?

    Is the doctoral thesis obsolete?
    Interesting item from the UK, with a particular focus on the dissertation options at Oxford Philosophy. (Thanks to Mark van Atten for the pointer.)
  • May 21

    Capitalism and culture

    Capitalism and culture
    An undergraduate student writes: You've linked to two articles by Todd Gitlin recently. Both indicate troubling characteristics of college students that are possibly (at least in part) attributable to the influence that capitalism exerts on…
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Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 203

Total Injury Blog

Total Injury Blog

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

http://www.totalinjury.com/blog
  • Feb 6

    U.S. Regulators Recall 2.1M Vehicles with Defective Air Bag

    U.S. Regulators Recall 2.1M Vehicles with Defective Air Bag
    U.S. regulators are recalling over 2.1 million vehicles—just the latest in a string of air bag recalls. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the recall on Saturday, which includes automobiles made by Fiat…
  • Jan 20

    Settlement Reached in Petco Rat Bite Lawsuit

    Settlement Reached in Petco Rat Bite Lawsuit
    A man in Portland, Maine who suffered a rat bite settled his personal injury lawsuit against Petco last Thursday, according to a statement made by the pet supply retailer. Dominic Profenno Jr. sued Petco in April 2014, one month after he was…
  • Jan 14

    Rick Springfield Faces Injury Lawsuit Retrial

    Rick Springfield Faces Injury Lawsuit Retrial
    A retrial has begun for the injury lawsuit filed by a woman against Rick Springfield, regarding an injury that occurred during a 2004 concert at the New York State Fair. Vicki Calcagno, 45, said Springfield struck her in the head with his…
Rank this Week: 207

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Feb 2

    In Partial Defense of the Seahawks’ Play Calling

    In Partial Defense of the Seahawks’ Play Calling
    The conventional wisdom about last night’s Super Bowl is that the Seahawks made a game-losing mistake by running a passing play from the Patriots’ one yard line in the closing seconds. Some are calling it the worst Super Bowl play…
  • Jan 30

    Nine awesome Bitcoin projects at Princeton

    Nine awesome Bitcoin projects at Princeton
    As promised, here are the final project presentations from the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies class I taught at Princeton. I encouraged students to build something real, rather than toy class projects, and they delivered. I hope…
  • Jan 28

    Android WebView security and the mobile advertising marketplace

    Android WebView security and the mobile advertising marketplace
    Freedom to Tinker readers are probably aware of the current controversy over Google’s handling of ongoing security vulnerabilities in its Android WebView component. What sounds at first like a routine security problem turns out to have…
Rank this Week: 205

Biker and Motorcycle Lawyer Blog /…

Biker and Motorcycle Lawyer Blog / Blawg

Covers biker and motorcycle legal issues, safety tips, motorcycle ride reports and personal injury information. By Norman Gregory Fernandez.

http://bikerlawblog.com/
  • Nov 11

    Happy Veterans Day 2014 from Biker Law Blog

    Happy Veterans Day 2014 from Biker Law Blog
    Many moons ago on a sunny day, my girlfriend, my father, and my childhood friend who I grew up with drove me from the San Fernando Valley to Los Angeles Airport for my trip to United States Air Force basic training. I had just turned 17 a few…
  • Aug 31

    My Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Yellowstone Picture Movie

    My Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Yellowstone Picture Movie
    On July 31 – August 13th, 2014 I traveled to the 74th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and to Yellowstone for the 3rd consecutive year. The below movie is a slideshow movie of the pictures I took at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally…
  • Jul 11

    How to get to your fuse panel on your Harley Davidson Electra glide motorcycle

    How to get to your fuse panel on your Harley Davidson Electra glide motorcycle
    I have created a series of videos to help people wrench on their Harley Davidson motorcycles. The below video discusses not only how to get to the fuse panel on your Harley Davidson Electra glide motorcycle, it also teaches you how to remove…
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Brain Damage Articles and…

Brain Damage Articles and Information

Features commentary and updates on brain damage, concussion and coma. By Gordon Johnson.

http://tbilaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 10

    Faulty Ignition Switch Causes Fatal Accident

    Faulty Ignition Switch Causes Fatal Accident
    Faulty Ignition Switch Accident Kills a 29 Year Old Georgia Woman   Brooke Melton was celebrating her 29th birthday when something went horribly wrong.  Brooke drove a Chevy Colbalt.  GM had issued a service report to GM…
  • Apr 10

    Faulty Ignition Switch Causes Fatal Accident

    Faulty Ignition Switch Causes Fatal Accident
    Faulty Ignition Switch Accident Kills a 29 Year Old Georgia Woman   Brooke Melton was celebrating her 29th birthday when something went horribly wrong.  Brooke drove a Chevy Colbalt.  GM had issued a service report to GM…
  • Mar 4

    Unstable HDTV’s Causing Serious Injury to Children

    Unstable HDTV’s Causing Serious Injury to Children
    They are all the rage, the bigger and better televisions of today. The flat screen HD-LED TV’s keep getting bigger and cheaper. Almost everyone has one or maybe three or four. It is great to watch a movie or sporting event on a…
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Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • May 21

    Maryland Tax Case Displays Court's Dormant Commerce Clause Fault Line

    Maryland Tax Case Displays Court's Dormant Commerce Clause Fault Line
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court this week upheld Maryland's income tax system against a Dormant Commerce Clause challenge. The sharply divided ruling put on full display the Court's fault lines in this area, even…
  • May 18

    Supreme Court Finds Qualified Immunity for San Francisco Officers in Mental Disability

    Supreme Court Finds Qualified Immunity for San Francisco Officers in Mental Disability
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The United States Supreme Court's opinion in City and County of San Francisco v. Sheehan arises from an incident in which two police officers shot Teresa Sheehan, a...
  • May 18

    DC Circuit Holds No Clearly Established Right Not To Be Tasered

    DC Circuit Holds No Clearly Established Right Not To Be Tasered
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in Lash v. Lemke, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed the grant of a summary judgment in favor of law...
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Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • May 17

    17 Seconds #12

    17 Seconds #12
    Useful info quickly. As of 2015-05-13, the United States is part of the Hague Agreement. What this means is that it is now easier to get protection for design patents in multiple countries. There are other treaties that do similar things for…
  • Apr 17

    17 Seconds #11

    17 Seconds #11
    17 Seconds: useful info quickly. Why do I like working with startups? There are many reasons. One of the biggest is that startups have the most intellectual property needs early in their lifecycle, and that’s precisely when Clocktower…
  • Mar 31

    LawLawLaw #37

    LawLawLaw #37
    Technology, Law, Baseball, Rock ‘n’ Roll. About LawLawLaw My name is Erik Heels, and this is my LawLawLawTM newsletter: subscribe at LawLawLaw.com. Since 2001, LawLawLaw has documented trends in technology, law (mostly patents and…
Rank this Week: 209

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • May 13

    Goldman and Reyes: Competitive Keyword Advertising and Legal Ethic

    Goldman and Reyes: Competitive Keyword Advertising and Legal Ethic
    I am fascinated how new technology challenges existing legal and judicial ethics rules and canons. An article forthcoming in University of Illinois Law Review, written by Eric Goldman and Angel Reyes, III titled, "Regulation of…
  • May 12

    Chemerinsky on the Uniform Bar Exam

    Chemerinsky on the Uniform Bar Exam
    In an LA Times editorial yesterday, Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Cal-Irvine Law, urges California to adopt the standardized Uniform Bar Exam. New York has recently done the same. Craig Estlinbaum
  • May 11

    Book Review Highlight; Clark, Cross-Examination Handbook

    Book Review Highlight; Clark, Cross-Examination Handbook
    Professors Clark, Dekle, Sr. and Bailey just published the second edition of Cross Examination Handbook. We reviewed the first edition of this book and this edition is even better. I have cross examined thousands of witnesses over my 29…
Rank this Week: 211

CAAFlog

CAAFlog

Covers military justice appellate practice.

http://caaflog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 27

    You can’t prosecute a machine

    You can’t prosecute a machine
    o it’s not a military justice story… yet. Over at Opinio Juris they’re talking about the brand new DoD Directive 3000.09 dated November 21, 2012: Autonomy in Weapon Systems. 4. POLICY. It is DoD policy that:
  • Nov 27

    CAAF issues order to AFCCA in Carter

    CAAF issues order to AFCCA in Carter
    CAAF today issued this order to AFCCA arising from the second petition for extraordinary relief in Carter v.
  • Nov 27

    Top Ten Military Justice Stories Time Again

    Top Ten Military Justice Stories Time Again
    Going to try something novel this year.  I am taking noinations for the Top Ten Military Justice Stories of 2012.  Leave comments on this post or on our Facebook page, here, with your nominations.  Much like all those reality shows, the…
Rank this Week: 208

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 214

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/
  • May 21

    Fitbit Faces New Lawsuit Over 67 Minutes of Sleep

    Fitbit Faces New Lawsuit Over 67 Minutes of Sleep
    As America has become more engulfed in the fitness craze, numerous products aimed at helping consumers with their new found healthy lifestyles have hit the marketplace. One such product is the Fitbit activity tracker, a wearable…
  • May 20

    JC Penney “Phantom” Pricing Lawsuit

    JC Penney “Phantom” Pricing Lawsuit
    Get this: There is definitely a real class action lawsuit against JC Penney in federal court in California over purported “phantom discounts.” The lawsuit accuses JC Penney of hiking retail prices on apparel…
  • May 19

    Reflections on iCivics Day

    Reflections on iCivics Day
    About this time last year, we ran a post inspired by participation in iCivics Day, which involves lawyers speaking at various schools around the community about the mechanics of the United States government.  This week, we participated…
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Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Covers accounting/auditing, commercial lending, credit unions, electronic banking, privacy, RESPA and stocks. By Kevin Funnell.

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • May 20

    Reality Check

    Reality Check
    While ideologues pontificating from ivory towers claim that community banks don't need regulatory relief, since they are doing just fine financially, boots on the ground tell a different story. Community banks are drowning in a torrent of…
  • May 17

    Banks: Targets of Opportunity

    Banks: Targets of Opportunity
    Conservative economist Larry Kudlow claims that while bank-bashing didn't work for the Labor party in the recent UK elections, banks in the US should gear up for a round of groin-kicking from both sides of the US political spectrum as...
  • May 10

    Vendor Mismanagement

    Vendor Mismanagement
    While banks have complained about the crushing burden of regulations in a post-Franken-Dodd world, in one area they could use a little more regulation. Not of the banks, but of third-party service providers to banks. I have yapped repeatedly…
Rank this Week: 212

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • May 19

    On Elephant

    On Elephant
    Dear Dean ____:I am writing to request that your reconsider your decision not to provide me with an elephant.An elephant will impose limited costs on the law school faculty.  We can put the animal in Professor ___’s office. …
  • May 19

    The Jefferson Rule: An Interview with David Sehat

    The Jefferson Rule: An Interview with David Sehat
      I recently spoke with historian David Sehat about his new book, The Jefferson Rule: How the Founding Fathers Became Infallible and Our Politics Inflexible (Simon & Schuster 2015).JB: Your last book was about religious freedom. Why…
  • May 18

    The Framework Model and Constitutional Interpretation

    The Framework Model and Constitutional Interpretation
    I've posted a draft of my latest essay, The Framework Model and Constitutional Interpretation, on SSRN. This essay was written for Philosophical Foundations of Constitutional Law (Oxford University Press forthcoming 2016), a collection edited…
Rank this Week: 215

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Three Summary Judgment Motions: Morehouse Defense, Claim Preclusion, and Contract Estoppel

    Three Summary Judgment Motions: Morehouse Defense, Claim Preclusion, and Contract Estoppel
    Here are three recent TTAB decisions granting motions for summary judgment (in whole or in part), the first rejecting an applicant's Morehouse defense, the second applying claim preclusion, and the third sustaining a defense of contract…
  • May 21

    TTAB Test: Are COW CREEK and BULL CREEK BREWING Confusable for Beer?

    TTAB Test: Are COW CREEK and BULL CREEK BREWING Confusable for Beer?
    This applicant found itself up a creek when the USPTO refused registration of its mark COW CREEK for beer, finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the registered mark BULL CREEK BREWING, in standard character and design forms, for…
  • May 20

    TTAB Reverses Mere Descriptiveness Refusal of "ERILLO" For Electronic Cigar

    TTAB Reverses Mere Descriptiveness Refusal of "ERILLO" For Electronic Cigar
    The Board reversed this Section 2(e)(1) refusal of the mark ERILLO, finding it not merely descriptive of "tobacco products and accessories, namely electronic cigarettes and electronic cigars." The examining attorney contended that "rillo is…
Rank this Week: 216

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: 217

Culture Forum Blog

Culture Forum Blog

From the Forum on Law, Culture & Society at Fordham Law.

http://www.forumonlawcultureandsociety.org/blog/
  • May 21

    Trials & Error: Same Sex Marriage on Trial Video Available Now via 92Y

    Trials & Error: Same Sex Marriage on Trial Video Available Now via 92Y
    The video from Wednesday’s Trials & Error: Same Sex Marriage on Trial is now available through 92Y On Demand. For the full video, please click here. Thank you to all those who attended, and please stay tuned for news on the…
  • Feb 12

    Journalist Bob Simon Dies in Car Crash

    Journalist Bob Simon Dies in Car Crash
    The Forum is deeply saddened by the news that Bob Simon, one of the most accomplished journalists in American history, died yesterday in a car crash on the West Side Highway. Simon was a longtime “60 Minutes” correspondent and…
  • Feb 11

    Richard Price Releasing New Novel Under Pseudonym

    Richard Price Releasing New Novel Under Pseudonym
    Novelist and screenwriter Richard Price is featured in the New York Times today, as he will be releasing a new novel under the pseudonym “Harry Brandt.” Price has become a prolific contemporary writer of crime fiction,…
Rank this Week: 219

Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

Analysis and commentary on trends and developments in life sciences and health care law. By Reed Smith.

http://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 220

Law is Cool

Law is Cool

Law school blog and podcast from Canada.

http://lawiscool.com
  • Jul 13

    Can we balance work and our personal life?

    Can we balance work and our personal life?
    By: Hilary Bowser It can be extremely difficult to work in the field of law and make time for our family and friends. Many believe that to be successful in our careers we must make sacrifices in our personal life. Is there truly a way to…
  • Jul 9

    by Stephanie Hannah

    by Stephanie Hannah
  • Jul 8

    My Clio Day

    My Clio Day
    By: Hilary Bowser
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IP Dragon

IP Dragon

Covers intellectual property in China.

http://ipdragon.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG
    From now on, you can find new articles of IP Dragon on: ipdragon.org.So good bye to ipdragon.blogspot,com and hello ipdragon.org.All ipdragon.blogspot.com links will continue to be active, but will be redirected to ipdragon.orgAlso you…
  • Apr 7

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary
     Shades of Red by Skram1 see ColourloversThe real question: "What shade of red will attract liability?"After publishing a draft of the copyright law, the National Copyright Administration comes now with a A Brief Explanation…
  • Mar 12

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol
    Clone and OriginalThe silver screen is known to bring out the imagination of people. However, China's film industry has not given birth to a poster child of creativity, eyeing laboriously to any movie that has some measure of success, Chinese…
Rank this Week: 221

UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

Covers UK and European human rights cases and laws. By 1 Crown Office Row.

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • May 22

    Je suis James: Pianist finally allowed to tell his story of sexual abuse

    Je suis James: Pianist finally allowed to tell his story of sexual abuse
    James Rhodes v OPO (by his Litigation Friend BHM) and another, [2015] UKSC 32 The Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in an appeal by the celebrated concert pianist, James Rhodes. You can read the judgment here and watch Lord…
  • May 22

    Non-violent extremism: some questions about laws and limits – Robert Gleave and Lawrence McNamara

    Non-violent extremism: some questions about laws and limits – Robert Gleave and Lawrence McNamara
    Sajid Javid’s reported objections to the Government’s pre-election proposals on countering extremist ideas uncover just how controversial the new laws will be. He had objected, it seems, to a mooted expansion of Ofcom’s…
  • May 22

    Plan B – the Hawaii of the North Atlantic? Dr Richard Corne

    Plan B – the Hawaii of the North Atlantic? Dr Richard Corne
    Constitutional Futures 2015 – 2025 – a vignette, and comment  January 1, 2025 As the first day of 2025 dawns the people of the Kingdom of England wake looking forward to the arrival of their new passports, issued by the…
Rank this Week: 223

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • May 21

    AIA Applications Working Through the System

    AIA Applications Working Through the System
    The AIA makes important changes to the law of prior-art that will impact which inventions are patentable, although it remains unclear whether the new law makes it more difficult to obtain patent protection because it increases the scope of…
  • May 20

    Patent Quality.

    Patent Quality.
    Somewhat interesting to me that the USPTO self-reported quality numbers are way-down for FY2015.  I have not yet followed-up, but my initial guess is that the change is a measurement change rather than a change in practice.…
  • May 20

    Copyrighting Your Patent?

    Copyrighting Your Patent?
    by Dennis Crouch Although it sounds of a malformed naive question, at times patent applicants do want to copyright their patent.  The patent application may, for instance, include software code, prose, or particular schematics that…
Rank this Week: 225

The Mac Lawyer

The Mac Lawyer

Covers legal technology with a focus on using Macs in the law office. By attorney Ben Stevens.

http://www.themaclawyer.com/
  • Oct 21

    Importance of Technology in Divorce Case

    Importance of Technology in Divorce Case
    Our family law attorneys at The Stevens Firm are very tech savvy. In fact, Ben Stevens has given presentations on legal technology issues to attorneys all across South Carolina and the country, and he is widely regarded as one of the thought…
  • Oct 19

    Participate in the 4th Annual “Apple in Law Offices” Survey

    Participate in the 4th Annual “Apple in Law Offices” Survey
    The good folks at Clio are currently running their 4th annual “Apple in Law Offices” survey now through Wednesday, October 23rd. I hope that all of my readers will join me in participating in this survey. It should take less…
  • Oct 1

    Discover iOS 7

    Discover iOS 7
    Apple’s iOS 7 was released about two weeks ago, and everyone seems to have an opinion about it. I downloaded it the first day, and I like it overall. Sure, there are some things that take a little getting used to, but that’s the…
Rank this Week: 224

The Blawgraphy

The Blawgraphy

By Luke Gilman at the University of Houston Law Center.

http://www.lukegilman.com/blawg
Rank this Week: 222