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Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    George Will's Partial Constitution

    George Will's Partial Constitution
    Efforts to reduce the Constitution to one principle usually end up oversimplifying our nation’s fundamental charter, mangling it in the process.  So is the case with George Will’s recent column for the Washington Post, which…
  • Apr 18

    Negotiating Conflict through Federalism

    Negotiating Conflict through Federalism
    Cristina RodríguezFor the symposium on Federalism as the New Nationalism In my contribution to this symposium, Negotiating Conflict through Federalism, I begin with the question of what federalism might be good. I emphasize, however,…
  • Apr 17

    The Shadow Powers of Article I

    The Shadow Powers of Article I
    Alison L. LaCroixFor the Symposium on Federalism as the New NationalismThe terms of the federalism debate have recently changed, with important and potentially far-reaching consequences that have not been fully appreciated—even by the…
Rank this Week: 186

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/
  • Apr 18

    F.D.A. Warns About Hysterectomy Morcellator Procedure

    F.D.A. Warns About Hysterectomy Morcellator Procedure
    According to the FDA, doctors should stop using a procedure performed on thousands of American women a year in the course of hysterectomy uterine surgery, because it increases the risk of spreading cancerous tissue. The procedure, power…
  • Apr 16

    Androgel Testosterone Injury Federal Consolidation

    Androgel Testosterone Injury Federal Consolidation
    Recently a consolidation motion was filed for all federal Androgel lawsuits to become part of an MDL, or multidistrict litigation. Hot on the heels of that motion, a second motion has been filed with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict…
  • Apr 13

    Testim Testosterone Gel Louisiana Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    Testim Testosterone Gel Louisiana Wrongful Death Lawsuit
    A Louisiana man, who suffered a deadly heart attack, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Testim gel manufacturer. The lawsuit claims that the 61 year old died as a result of Testim testosterone replacement therapy side effects. The lawsuit…
Rank this Week: 190

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

Covers securities fraud cases, investment fraud practices and securities industry regulations.

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • Apr 17

    DBSI Executives Found Guilty

    DBSI Executives Found Guilty
    According to reports, CEO and president of DBSI, Douglas L. Swenson, was convicted of thirty-four counts of wire fraud and forty-four counts of securities fraud. Three other top DBSI executives were also convicted on multiple fraud charges.…
  • Apr 17

    Update for Icon Leasing Fund 12 Investor

    Update for Icon Leasing Fund 12 Investor
    According to recent letter to shareholders, Icon Leasing Fund Twelve announced that the Fund will officially close and enter a liquidation period effective April 30, 2014.  The letter also states that “the amount and…
  • Apr 15

    PNC Investments LLC fined by FINRA

    PNC Investments LLC fined by FINRA
    PNC Investments LLC (CRD# 129052, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) recently submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent in which the firm was censured and fined $90,000. The firm has paid restitution to all affected customers. Without…
Rank this Week: 184

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 188

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Apr 16

    Texas Bar Journal features Marshall lawyer

    Texas Bar Journal features Marshall lawyer
    I am remiss in not posting on this sooner, but for some reason the first half of April is always busy. One of the new features we've added to the Texas Bar Journal in recent months is the "In Recess"...
  • Apr 16

    "Creating a Paper-Less Law Office" - seminar presentation to NTAP

    "Creating a Paper-Less Law Office" - seminar presentation to NTAP
    I will be presenting a one-hour seminar on "Creating a Paper-Less Law Office" at today's gathering of Northeast Texas Association of Paralegals at the Summit Club at 3700 Judson Road, Longview, TX 75605. Since the attendees have been promised…
  • Apr 16

    Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint for Failure to State a Claim Granted

    Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint for Failure to State a Claim Granted
    Jones v. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, 4:13-CV-559 (4/10/14) Judge: Ron Clark / Amos Mazzant Holding: Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint for Failure to State a Claim Granted Another foreclosure case.…
Rank this Week: 181

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

Follows the issues related to Medicare Set Asides and MMSEA compliance. By MEDVAL, LLC.

http://www.medval.com/blog/
  • Apr 11

    CMS Publishes Self-Administration Toolkit

    CMS Publishes Self-Administration Toolkit
    On April 11, 2014, CMS added an entire subsection to its WCMSA website for self-administration help. In the agency’s usual overreaching style, it has created requirements that are not supported by any law or regulation. While many of…
  • Apr 4

    Zohydro ER – The New Actiq

    Zohydro ER – The New Actiq
    Yesterday MEDVAL did its first MSA evaluation for a California applicant taking Zohydo ER. We were genuinely shocked as this drug was not even expected to hit the market until March so we didn’t really anticipate seeing it included in…
  • Mar 24

    Louisiana Attorneys Seek MSA Seed Money as Fee

    Louisiana Attorneys Seek MSA Seed Money as Fee
    On March 19, 2014, the Court of Appeal of Louisiana affirmed an OWC ruling denying two attorneys a request for their fee. While attorneys are frequently criticized for the amounts they take from settlements, no one expects them to work for…
Rank this Week: 191

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Helps women navigate the intricacies of divorce and save money along the way. By Helene Taylor.

http://heleneltaylor.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 187

Stop Collector Blog

Stop Collector Blog

Covers debt collection, debt collector harassment, and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. By Lemberg & Associates.

http://www.stopcollector.com/category/blog
  • Dec 19

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check
    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently introduced the Equal Employment for All Act, which would stop employers from requiring job applicants to share their credit histories. According to a press release from Warren’s office, “It…
  • Dec 19

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check
    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently introduced the Equal Employment for All Act, which would stop employers from requiring job applicants to share their credit histories. According to a press release from Warren’s office, “It…
  • Dec 18

    Colorado AG Sues United Credit Recovery

    Colorado AG Sues United Credit Recovery
    The Attorney General of Colorado, John Suthers, recently announced that his office filed suit against United Credit Recovery. The lawsuit alleges that United Credit Recovery (also known as UCR) bought debt portfolios from US Bank and Wells…
Rank this Week: 189

Timely Objections

Timely Objections

Covers education law and civil rights. By R. Tamara de Silva.

http://www.timelyobjections.com/
  • Jun 25

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act
    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act Post 9-11   June 25, 2013 R. Tamara de Silva   The point of demarcation between speech, whistleblowing and espionage has in some instances the aspects of a razor's…
  • Jun 25

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act
    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act Post 9-11   June 25, 2013 R. Tamara de Silva   The point of demarcation between speech, whistleblowing and espionage has in some instances the aspects of a razor's…
  • Apr 13

    Kermit Gosnell's Horror Practice

    Kermit Gosnell's Horror Practice
      Dr. Kermit Gosnell's Horror Practice   By R. Tamara de Silva April 13, 2013                            Dr. Kermit Gosnell's…
Rank this Week: 182

Page Perry LLC Blog

Page Perry LLC Blog

Covers securities broker abuses, early retirement scams, elder abuses, subprime mortages, collateralized debt obligations, and annuities.

http://www.pageperry.com/blog/
  • May 23

    SEC Charges Former LPL Advisor With Fraud

    SEC Charges Former LPL Advisor With Fraud
    On May 23, 2013, the SEC charged a former LPL Financial LLC advisor, Blake Richards, with fraud and misappropriating $2 million from at least six clients.  The SEC filed the civil complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern…
  • May 6

    Wells Fargo Settles Medical Capital Class Action for $105 Million

    Wells Fargo Settles Medical Capital Class Action for $105 Million
    InvestmentNews reports that Wells Fargo & Co. has agreed to pay $105 million in a class action lawsuit brought by investors who purchased Medical Capital notes.  The notes turned out to be a fraudulent medical receivables scheme. The…
  • Apr 23

    Front-End Bonus Payments May Need To Be Disclosed

    Front-End Bonus Payments May Need To Be Disclosed
    If your broker or financial adviser told you he was moving to another brokerage firm and asked you to move your account there, would you want to know if he was being paid thousands or millions of dollars to make the move?  The Financial…
Rank this Week: 180

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library…

Judge Ben C. Green Law Library Blog

Features legal news and research guides. From Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

http://lawlibrary.case.edu/blog
  • Nov 9

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk
    The Case Western Reserve Law Review has put a lot of really solid work into the typesetting and page layout of their journal. Besides some real benefits for their operation in the pre-production process, this reformatting makes the Law Review…
  • Nov 8

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction
    The votes are still being counted in 27 states as of 5pm. However, the election has been called and President Barack Obama will serve an additional four years as President.
  • Nov 5

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction
    Last Tuesday I posted the information from four election map sites. I have posted at the end of this blog the information from today for those same sites. Not surprisingly, not one of the maps has gone completely unchanged.
Rank this Week: 185

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Apr 19

    Segregation of Initial Margin Posted in Connection with Uncleared Swap

    Segregation of Initial Margin Posted in Connection with Uncleared Swap
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Leigh R. Fraser, partner and co-head of the hedge funds group at Ropes & Gray LLP, and is based on a Ropes & Gray publication by Ms. Fraser, Isabel K.R. Dische, and Molly…
  • Apr 18

    The Robust Use of Civil and Criminal Actions to Police the Market

    The Robust Use of Civil and Criminal Actions to Police the Market
    Editor's Note: Mary Jo White is Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This post is based on Chair White’s remarks to the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) 2014 Compliance & Legal Society…
  • Apr 18

    Equity Overvaluation and Short Selling

    Equity Overvaluation and Short Selling
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Messod Daniel Beneish, Professor of Accounting at Indiana University, Bloomington; Charles M. Lee, Professor of Accounting at Stanford University; and Craig Nichols, Assistant Professor of…
Rank this Week: 205

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Tampa Bay Lightning Forward Charged with DUI, Cocaine Possession

    Tampa Bay Lightning Forward Charged with DUI, Cocaine Possession
    On Saturday morning April 12, Ryan Malone, Tampa Bay Lightning forward, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.  In the process of his arrest, police discovered cocaine in Malone’s pants pocket, according to a…
  • Apr 18

    California Drug Trafficking Ring Busted – 11 People Arrested

    California Drug Trafficking Ring Busted – 11 People Arrested
    On Monday April 14, authorities in California claimed that they had “dismantled” a drug trafficking ring that smuggled cocaine and methamphetamines from Mexico for distribution to New York, Arkansas, Illinois, and other…
  • Apr 18

    James Wilder Jr., Former Florida State Running Back, Arrested for Driving on Suspended License

    James Wilder Jr., Former Florida State Running Back, Arrested for Driving on Suspended License
    On Sunday April 13, former Florida State running back James Wilder Jr. was arrested on a bench warrant in connection with a citation he received in March in Tampa for driving with a suspended driver’s license with knowledge.  He…
Rank this Week: 197

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://blog.lipcon.com/
  • Apr 18

    Concordia Part 2? South Korea Ferry Captain Faces Scrutiny After Abandoning Sinking Ship

    Concordia Part 2? South Korea Ferry Captain Faces Scrutiny After Abandoning Sinking Ship
    Tragedy stuck on Wednesday morning, when a passenger ferry transporting nearly 500 people capsized in frigid waters off the coast of the South Korean peninsula. Our maritime lawyers brought you the story yesterday, but have since learned of…
  • Apr 17

    Hundreds Missing Following Tragic Cruise Ship Accident in South Korea

    Hundreds Missing Following Tragic Cruise Ship Accident in South Korea
    Another day, another accident involving a cruise line. But this time, we can’t even peg the tragedy on negligence – or anything for that matter. There’s barely any information regarding what caused this latest tragedy, but…
  • Apr 16

    Cruise Ship Industry Vows to Take Down David Beckham’s New Port Stadium

    Cruise Ship Industry Vows to Take Down David Beckham’s New Port Stadium
    It seems not everyone is excited for the new soccer stadium in Miami that David Beckham is sponsoring. But as it happens, the biggest opposition is coming from the cruise industry. Led by Royal Caribbean, an alliance of cruise lines have come…
Rank this Week: 192

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Apr 18

    Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza Adds Boston, Dallas & Phoenix - Restaurant Funding Group

    Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza Adds Boston, Dallas & Phoenix - Restaurant Funding Group
    LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 17, 2014) - Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza, the leader of the rapidly expanding build-your-own pizza category, today announced that it has signed three new area development agreements to open Blaze Pizza franchise…
  • Apr 18

    3 Most Fascinating Stories in Franchising - New

    3 Most Fascinating Stories in Franchising - New
    Facebook, Personality Testing, and Biz Ops Why are Brands paying more to reach their fans on Facebook? Worth the cost for franchise brands? Stop using personality tests to select your high performing franchise owners. Do it right. Get a…
  • Apr 17

    Sonic Aims to Open 1,000 Locations Over Next 10 Years - Restaurant Funding Group

    Sonic Aims to Open 1,000 Locations Over Next 10 Years - Restaurant Funding Group
    With more than 60 years in the quick-service game and a robust presence in the South and Central Plains, Sonic Drive-In is making progress in its commitment to expanding across the U.S., primarily through coast-to-coast franchise…
Rank this Week: 204

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Provides updates and commentary on current employment law headlines and topics. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    WIRTW #317 (the “crash landing” edition)

    WIRTW #317 (the “crash landing” edition)
    Even though we are only in the third week of April, I am ready to declare that we have already seen the social-media #fail of 2014. From Fox News: US Airways said it was investigating a pornographic tweet on Tuesday sent on its Twitter…
  • Apr 17

    Why you need employee-invention and IP agreement

    Why you need employee-invention and IP agreement
    Taco Bell is defending claims by two former interns that they invented the Doritos taco nearly 20 years ago. They now want to be paid part of its billions dollars in sales. (ABC News) The pair and their former employer will likely end up in…
  • Apr 16

    What happens when an HR investigation is staged … and filmed for a beer commercial?

    What happens when an HR investigation is staged … and filmed for a beer commercial?
    This. “Do you always wash your hands after using the restroom? … Have you ever told a coworker you like her outfit? … Do you use your work computer for non-work-related activities? … Have you been using your…
Rank this Week: 200

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    PTO Publishes Precedential Director's Ruling Reversing Abandonment Refusal

    PTO Publishes Precedential Director's Ruling Reversing Abandonment Refusal
    For the first time in years, the USPTO has published a precedential ruling of the Director: In re P.T. Polymindo Permata, 109 USPQ2d 1256, 1257-58 (Dir. USPTO 2013), in which the Director, exercising supervisory authority under Trademark Rule…
  • Apr 17

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability: Is "N2WINES" Merely Descriptive of Wine Sold in Kegs?

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability: Is "N2WINES" Merely Descriptive of Wine Sold in Kegs?
    N2Wines applied to register the mark N2WINES for "wine sold in kegs," but the PTO refused registration under Section 2(e)(1). The examining attorney deemed the mark merely descriptive of the goods, maintaining that "N2" is the symbol for…
  • Apr 16

    TTAB Denies Motion to Strike Late-Filed Final Brief

    TTAB Denies Motion to Strike Late-Filed Final Brief
    In TTAB proceedings, the defendant sometimes gets confused as to when to file its brief at final hearing. Rule 2.128 says that the defendant's brief is due to be filed "not later than thirty days after the due date of the first brief." The…
Rank this Week: 207

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Apr 18

    Is This Proposed Amendment To Delaware’s Stockholder Consent Statute Really Needed?

    Is This Proposed Amendment To Delaware’s Stockholder Consent Statute Really Needed?
    Recently, I wrote about a proposal to amend Section 141(f) of the Delaware General Corporation Law to permit inchoate directors to take action by written consent.  The Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar is proposing a…
  • Apr 17

    Directors’ Alleged Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Not Subject To Anti-SLAPP Statute

    Directors’ Alleged Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Not Subject To Anti-SLAPP Statute
    A SLAPP is a strategic lawsuit against public participation.  California enacted Code of Civil Procedure Section 425.16 as an antidote to SLAPP suits.  In general, a SLAPP is subject to a special motion to strike unless the…
  • Apr 16

    This Proposed Amendment To DGCL Section 141(f) Is A Curate’s Egg

    This Proposed Amendment To DGCL Section 141(f) Is A Curate’s Egg
    In AGR Halifax Fund, Inc. v. Fiscina, 743 A.2d 1188 (1999), the Delaware Court of Chancery was asked to decide whether a consent given by persons before they became directors could become effective if delivered to the corporation after they…
Rank this Week: 195

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

Features environmental law updates on climate change, compliance, and pesticides. By Dianne Saxe.

http://envirolaw.com
  • Apr 17

    Supreme Court of Canada gives Chevron permission to appeal Ecuador pollution decision

    Supreme Court of Canada gives Chevron permission to appeal Ecuador pollution decision
    The Supreme Court of Canada has granted Chevron’s application for leave to appeal the Ontario Court of Appeal decision allowing Ecuadorian plaintiffs to sue here to try to collect their $18 billion Ecuador pollution…
  • Apr 16

    Another fine for not reporting flyrock as environmental discharge

    Another fine for not reporting flyrock as environmental discharge
    Last year, Castonguay Blasting lost its appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada against a conviction for failing to report flyrock as an environmental “discharge” under the Environmental Protection Act. Now they have been fined…
  • Apr 14

    Happy Passover

    Happy Passover
    Happy Passover to all of our family, friends and colleagues who will celebrate Passover, starting tonight. And happy spring to everyone!
Rank this Week: 193

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

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

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 203

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/
  • Apr 14

    Head-on Collision Kills Both Driver

    Head-on Collision Kills Both Driver
    In Jefferson County, the two drivers involved in a head-on collision are pronounced dead. On March 25, 2014 at approximately 12:23 p.m., Mary Burke, age 82 of St. Louis, Missouri was operating a 2000 Toyota Camry. James Sybert, age 25 of De…
  • Apr 11

    Five Killed in Lawrence County Crash

    Five Killed in Lawrence County Crash
    In Lawrence County, five people are pronounced dead as a result of a head-on collision. On March 23, 2014 at approximately 3:45 a.m., Mason Colley, age 75 of Larussell, Missouri was operating a 2002 Ford F350. John Stephens, age 30 of Van…
  • Apr 10

    Overturned Vehicle Causes Serious Injurie

    Overturned Vehicle Causes Serious Injurie
    In Atchison County, two people are seriously injured after the driver neglected to operate the vehicle correctly, causing it to travel down an embankment and to overturn. On March 23, 2013 at approximately 1:10 a.m., Christopher Barnes, age…
Rank this Week: 206

CT Personal Injury, Medical…

CT Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Accident Lawyers

Discusses motor vehicle accidents, personal injury, child injury, medical malpractice, venue, insurance claims, and negligence. By Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP.

http://www.hcwlaw.com/connecticut-personal-injury-lawyer-and-accident-attorney.html
Rank this Week: 199

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
  • Mar 11

    Settlement Deal for a Man Wrongly Incarcerated

    Settlement Deal for a Man Wrongly Incarcerated
    By Mary Ann Gorman The city of New York and wrongly incarcerated, David Ranta, came to a $6.4 million settlement deal after Ranta spent over 20 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. In a 1990 case, Ranta was convicted of murdering a…
  • Mar 1

    Citi Bike Faces First Personal Injury Lawsuit

    Citi Bike Faces First Personal Injury Lawsuit
    By Mary Ann Gorman Citi Bike, a bike share system in New York City since May 2013, is being sued in a personal injury case, along with the city of New York for $15 million. A 73-year-old man from Westport, Connecticut, is suing Citi Bike and…
  • Jun 27

    Victims of Philadelphia Building Collapse File Personal Injury Claim

    Victims of Philadelphia Building Collapse File Personal Injury Claim
    One week after a building in Philadelphia collapsed with several people inside, two people injured in the collapse have already filed personal injury lawsuits against the parties they believe caused the collapse, according to a report from…
Rank this Week: 202

Inter Alia

Inter Alia

Covers internet legal research resources. By Tom Mighell.

http://www.inter-alia.net/blog/
  • Feb 13

    Why are Passwords So Hard for Lawyers?

    Why are Passwords So Hard for Lawyers?
    The subject of passwords is one that is both fascinating and frustrating to me. We know that it’s getting easier and easier for hackers to crack our passwords; just three years ago, a nine-digit password would take 44,530 years to…
  • Feb 5

    The Increasing Automation of Technology: A Good or Bad Thing?

    The Increasing Automation of Technology: A Good or Bad Thing?
    The latest episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report is called Automation or Control: Why Attorneys Must Choose (I didn’t choose the title) – in it, we discuss the fact that technology services are increasingly connecting to…
  • Mar 29

    Blawg of the Day – Blawgletter

    Blawg of the Day – Blawgletter
    We’ll end the week with a fun blog – Blawgletter is published by Dallas lawyer Barry Barnett, and it features “legal bits you can hold onto.”  He talks about a number of legal topics – recent posts have…
Rank this Week: 198

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
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Going to the Mat

Going to the Mat

Covers issues and ideas in politics, law, and education.

http://mattjohnston.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    The Procreation Question

    The Procreation Question
    When you talk to traditional marriage advocates, there is always the procreation question.  That is, allowing gays or lesbians to get married cannot lead to naturally conceived children.  If the only purpose of marriage in this…
  • Mar 27

    "America’s problem isn’t gay marriage; it’s marriage."

    "America’s problem isn’t gay marriage; it’s marriage."
    Roger Simon argues that those among the gay/lesbian community who seek to get married are just as bourgeois as those middle class heterosexuals who want to get married.  These are people who are committed to what Simon…
  • Mar 26

    More on Gay Marriage

    More on Gay Marriage
    I have posted a few pieces on gay marriage on this site and including one before the election on the parade of horribles that a fair number of social conservatives raise when it comes to the issue.  If you are looking for one guy's…
Rank this Week: 201

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 194

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

Covers China business, travel and news. By Dan Harris and Steve Dickinson.

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    China Anti-Spam Law

    China Anti-Spam Law
    If you have a China mobile number, you are no doubt getting at least one spam text a day. If your website is in Chinese or if you have a Chinese domain name, you are no doubt getting at least one spam email a day as well. So what I am about…
  • Apr 18

    China’s Changing Economy And You

    China’s Changing Economy And You
    One of our China lawyers got the following email this week (modified a bit to avoid any identifiers): I am certain you hear this everyday…”my supplier has disappeared with my deposit.” For the first time in 20 years it has…
  • Apr 17

    Negotiating With Chinese Companies. The Pros And Cons of MOUs.

    Negotiating With Chinese Companies. The Pros And Cons of MOUs.
    We have a number of times written on the problems that can arise from using memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with Chinese companies. See the following for some of those posts: The China MOU (Memorandum of Understanding). Use Them At YOUR…
Rank this Week: 222

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/
Rank this Week: 213

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Apr 18

    Global Legal Skills Conference Program Schedule

    Global Legal Skills Conference Program Schedule
    The ninth Global Legal Skills Conference will be held May 21-23, 2014 at the University of Verona Faculty of Law in Verona, Italy. More than 140 participants are expected from around the world. Here is a link to the draft...
  • Apr 17

    Shall we eliminate "shall"?

    Shall we eliminate "shall"?
    Lawyers are often told that the word shall is prescriptive, meaning that something is required. But as NKU Chase Professor Phillip Sparks pointed out in a recent Kentucky Bench and Bar column, shall can actually have several meanings and…
  • Apr 15

    Don't over-argue your case

    Don't over-argue your case
    U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly of the Northern District of Illinois recently advised lawyers to winnow their arguments down to the most effective ones. His article in the winter issue of Litigation quotes Judge Richard Prosser to…
Rank this Week: 221

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

Provides updates and trends in Pennsylvania civil litigation law. By Daniel E. Cummins.

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Apr 18

    Time to Shop Over The Weekend

    Time to Shop Over The Weekend
    Here's a heads up from the Tort Talk blog--next Wednesday, April 23rd, is Administrative Professionals Day.Don't forget to acknowledge and thank the ones who make you look good with their hard work!
  • Apr 18

    PLAN TO PLAY HOOKY ON JULY 30TH AT A CLE/BALLGAME

    PLAN TO PLAY HOOKY ON JULY 30TH AT A CLE/BALLGAME
    SAVE THE DATE: JULY 30, 2014On July 14, 2013, the Pennsylvania Defense Institute and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association are combining to put on a 2 hour CLE seminar at the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders' Stadium to…
  • Apr 17

    Federal Middle District Court Allows First Party Bad Faith Claim to Proceed

    Federal Middle District Court Allows First Party Bad Faith Claim to Proceed
    In her recent decision in the case of Neal v. State Farm, PICS Case No. 14-0387 (M.D. Pa. Feb. 18, 2014 Kane, J.), Judge Yvette Kane of the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania allowed a Plaintiff’s bad faith…
Rank this Week: 212

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

Daily Canadian legal news blog powered by the team from Law Times and Canadian Lawyer.

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Apr 18

    Appeal court upholds Federal Court declaration of Métis as 'Indians'

    Appeal court upholds Federal Court declaration of Métis as 'Indians'
    The Federal Court of Appeal has upheld a Federal Court decision that declared Métis people to be Indians as per the Constitution.“It’s very significant because the clarification of responsibility answers an unresolved…
  • Apr 17

    Cameras in Manitoba court

    Cameras in Manitoba court
    Manitoba’s judiciary made some history yesterday as the first court in Canada ever to conduct a proceeding out of a designated “broadcast room” — in this case, a murder acquittal in Court of Queen’s Bench issued…
  • Apr 17

    News roundup — April 17, 2014

    News roundup — April 17, 2014
    CanadaInvestigation into Harper's former chief of staff over connection to Senate scandal dropped, ReutersTop bureaucrat tells committee alleged plan to cover up gas plant scandal 'criminally stupid', The National PostWestern University…
Rank this Week: 220

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 210

Structured Settlements 4Real

Structured Settlements 4Real

Provides structured settlement information, provocative commentary, news and opinion about structured settlements and settlement planning. By John Darer.

http://structuredsettlements.typepad.com/structured_settlements_4r/
  • Apr 16

    Structured Settlement With Index-Linked Payment Adjustment

    Structured Settlement With Index-Linked Payment Adjustment
    Structured settlements can now include an S&P 500 index-linked annuity adjustment feature, thanks to Pacific Life, which rolled out its rider on April 17, 2014, following its obtaining a... This is a content summary only. Please click on…
  • Apr 16

    More Bull SHP! | Massachusetts State Regulators HELP

    More Bull SHP! | Massachusetts State Regulators HELP
    SHP Financial continues to make outrageous claims in tweets to solicit the purchase of structured settlement payment rights by individual investors. Why is this necessary? This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the…
  • Apr 16

    Some Structured Settlement Annuitants Scam Settlement Purchasers for Advance

    Some Structured Settlement Annuitants Scam Settlement Purchasers for Advance
    Not all structured settlement annuitants are angels, Some are sophisticated and make a business of hustling settlement purchasers for cash advances, free cell phones, IPads and other goodies,... This is a content summary only. Please click on…
Rank this Week: 219

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 16

    So Much To Rant At, So Little Time

    So Much To Rant At, So Little Time
    There was a time when I blogged almost every day.  Then, with a new job in an unfamiliar field requiring more of my energy and focus, I took a break.  Over the last year, I've slowly waded back in, and sporadically…
  • Mar 11

    OMG Mr. Met Is On Twitter: #isnothingsacred?

    OMG Mr. Met Is On Twitter: #isnothingsacred?
    President Obama's dog has a twitter account.  It has over 15,000 followers.  How many actually believe that Bo is tweeting is unclear.  Twitter and other social media have become critical promotional tools for…
  • Mar 6

    Justice For All: Despised Defendants And Their Zealous Advocate

    Justice For All: Despised Defendants And Their Zealous Advocate
    "Is Atticus Finch's courage only virtuous because we all end up liking and believing in Tom Robinson?"  --  Prof. Lawrence MarshallThe popular version of the heroic criminal defense lawyer is one who tirelessly defends the…
Rank this Week: 216

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
  • Apr 15

    Tom Deutsch of the ASF on Eminent Domain & Loan Modifications – A Mandelman Matters Podcast

    Tom Deutsch of the ASF on Eminent Domain & Loan Modifications – A Mandelman Matters Podcast
    If Professor Robert Hockett is the man behind the plan to use eminent domain to take over underwater loans and write them down for homeowners, Tom Deutsch is his arch nemesis. This is an opportunity to hear how the opposition to the plan to…
  • Apr 14

    How to Handle the Increased Costs We’ll All Pay Under ObamaCare

    How to Handle the Increased Costs We’ll All Pay Under ObamaCare
    ObamaCare's out of pocket maximums established by the IRS for 2014 are $6,350 for an individual and $12,700 for a family… so that means that we’ll all pay coinsurance, copays and deductibles up to those out-of-pocket limit…
  • Apr 14

    It was an honor to help him get his loan modified…

    It was an honor to help him get his loan modified…
    It was an honor to help Arlie Matthews get his loan modified with Bank of America. At the times when I sit and wonder why I've done what I've done, and how I can possibly continue doing it for one more day, I think of Arlie.
Rank this Week: 214

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

Covers corporate trustees, compensation disputes, contested guardianship proceedings, creditors' claims, homestead litigation, will construction litigation, and trust and estates litigation. By Juan C. Antunez.

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 211

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Apr 14

    Tennessee's Three-Year Health Care Liability Statute of Repose Bars Claim

    Tennessee's Three-Year Health Care Liability Statute of Repose Bars Claim
     This case involves the Tennessee Medical Malpractice Act and the application of the three-year statute of repose.  On December 19, 1999, Jessie Bentley suffered severe injuries during labor and delivery by the defendant medical…
  • Apr 9

    Not All Rear-End Collisions Result in Plaintiff's Verdict

    Not All Rear-End Collisions Result in Plaintiff's Verdict
    The Tennessee Court of appeals recently affirmed a jury’s defense verdict in a rear-end car crash case in Hicks v. Prahl, No. E2013-00285-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. March 25, 2014). Plaintiff was driving on an entrance ramp trying to…
  • Apr 2

    Nurse Practitioners Now Exempt From Subpoena to Trial

    Nurse Practitioners Now Exempt From Subpoena to Trial
    The Tennessee General Assembly has passed, and the Governor has signed, legislation adding nurse practitioners to the list of people who are ordinarily exempt from subpoena to trial.   Nurse practitioners are still subject to being…
Rank this Week: 218

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
Rank this Week: 209

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: 208

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By Philip D. Cave.

http://court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Nov 28

    False confession

    False confession
    The November/December issue of The Jury Expert is out and online.  There are three items which deal with false confessions. The first has the intriguing title of “Only the Guilty Would Confess to Crimes” : Understanding the Mystery…
  • Nov 28

    Teufelshunde

    Teufelshunde
    Here is a piece from Stars & Stripes about a Marine accused of sexual behavior with dogs as well as having child pornography.
  • Nov 23

    Secession and security clearance

    Secession and security clearance
    Here is Bill Henderson on secession “petitions” and security clearances. DSS personnel have recently received questions from security personnel at cleared contractors about whether contractors should file adverse information reports…
Rank this Week: 215

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 217

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

Offers case summaries of Delaware court decisions in business-related litigation. By Morris James.

http://www.delawarebusinesslitigation.com/
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim
    Silverberg v. Gold, C.A. 7646-VCP (December 31, 2013) Under Delaware law, a so-called Brophy claim seeks to recover the profits made by trading on insider information. Showing that material insider information was available is not…
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability
    Grace v. Ashbridge LLC, C.A. 8348-VCN (December 31, 2013) In general, a successor entity is not liable for its predecessor's obligations when there has been a fundamental change in the identity of the entity.  Here, the Court held…
  • Apr 16

    Court Of Chancery Explains Shared Causation In Fee Award

    Court Of Chancery Explains Shared Causation In Fee Award
    Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP v. Fidelity Management & Research Company, C.A. 8066-VCL (April 16, 2014) This decision explains how to calculate an attorney fee when there are 2 potential causes for a favorable settlement of a class…
Rank this Week: 223

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Apr 19

    Easter, 1916: A terrible beauty is born.

    Easter, 1916: A terrible beauty is born.
    On Easter Monday, April 24, 1916, Irish republican leaders staged an Easter Rising against British rule in Ireland. The uprising, the most significant Irish revolt since 1798, took place mainly in Dublin. It was unsuccessful. The British…
  • Apr 18

    Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia.

    Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia.
    Mother died and left me reckless, Daddy died and left me wild. No, I'm not good lookin', I'm some sweet woman's angel child. --William Samuel McTier (1898–1959)...
  • Apr 18

    The MC5: The Revolution as Serious Fun.

    The MC5: The Revolution as Serious Fun.
    The MC5 truly believed in the power of rock & roll to change the world. --Rolling Stone Below is the MC5's Wayne Kramer singing "Ramblin' Rose" at Wayne State University in Detroit in July 1970, two months after the...
Rank this Week: 239

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/
  • Apr 18

    Can Downloading a Coupon Bind Consumers to Arbitration?

    Can Downloading a Coupon Bind Consumers to Arbitration?
    Yesterday's and today's Times have a pair of articles on General Mills's new arbitration policy (HT: Eric Levine). According to the articles, yesterday's When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue and today's General…
  • Apr 18

    Revised List of Schools Teaching Consumer Law This Year

    Revised List of Schools Teaching Consumer Law This Year
    by Jeff Sovern A few weeks ago, I posted a list of schools offering consumer law courses this year, prepared by my research assistant, Preston Postlethwaite. Because the list was drawn from law school web sites, it omitted some such...
  • Apr 16

    Federal appeals court orders records in the "Company Doe" case unsealed

    Federal appeals court orders records in the "Company Doe" case unsealed
    In a resounding victory for both the First Amendment right of access to court records and for consumers, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held today in Company Doe v. Public Citizen that a district court erred...
Rank this Week: 236