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TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Mar 31

    McClurg on the Second Amendment and Negligence

    McClurg on the Second Amendment and Negligence
    Andrew McClurg (Memphis) has posted to SSRN The Second Amendment Right to Be Negligent. The abstract provides: Only two constitutional rights — the First and Second Amendments — have the capacity, through judicial interpretation or…
  • Mar 30

    FL: New Model Jury Instructions for Products Liability

    FL: New Model Jury Instructions for Products Liability
    Last week, Florida adopted new model jury instructions for products cases. On design defects, there is a split in Florida circuits between the consumer expectations and risk-utility tests; the instructions do not resolve the split. Newsome…
  • Mar 27

    PA: Justices Reject Complete Ban of Informed Consent Evidence in Traditional Med Mal Case

    PA: Justices Reject Complete Ban of Informed Consent Evidence in Traditional Med Mal Case
    Back in November, I reported that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court was deciding whether to become the eighth state to completely ban informed consent evidence from a traditional med mal trial. The plaintiff's lawyer argued that the informed…
Rank this Week: 190

bevlog

bevlog

Distilling a million label approvals down to the ones that affect you. Tracks legal trends in beer, wine and spirits product approvals. By Lehrman Beverage Law.

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Mar 28

    28 Proof and Not Beer, Wine or Spirit

    28 Proof and Not Beer, Wine or Spirit
      It looks like moonshine. But it’s not spirits. It’s not even beer or wine, and yet it is 28 proof. I stumbled on Great America “Carolina Clear” at a gas station in Bardstown, Kentucky, of all places. It was just…
  • Mar 19

    Tito Case Moves Forward, Not in Tito’s Favor

    Tito Case Moves Forward, Not in Tito’s Favor
    Tito had another bad yesterday, this time in federal court in San Diego. This further makes it obvious that the world of labeling has changed markedly since the Supreme Court’s Pom decision of June 12, 2014. On March 18, 2015, Judge…
  • Mar 10

    Palcohol is Back

    Palcohol is Back
    Palcohol is back. After approval from out of nowhere about a year ago, and revocation of the same approvals a few days later, it is back. I have it on good authority that TTB has ironed out the kinks and approved the labels this week. Sen.…
Rank this Week: 182

InfoBytes Blog

InfoBytes Blog

Monitors and reports on news, legal developments and legislative actions affecting the financial services industry. By Buckley Sandler LLP.

http://www.infobytesblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    FTC Announces Results of “Operation Ruse Control” on Auto Industry

    FTC Announces Results of “Operation Ruse Control” on Auto Industry
    On March 26, the FTC announced the results of Operation Ruse Control, “a nationwide and cross-border crackdown” on the auto industry with the intent to protect consumers who are purchasing or leasing a car. Efforts taken jointly…
  • Mar 27

    Treasury Deputy Secretary Raskin Delivers Remarks On Cyber Security

    Treasury Deputy Secretary Raskin Delivers Remarks On Cyber Security
    On March 25, Department of the Treasury’s Deputy Secretary Raskin delivered remarks regarding the agency’s efforts to enhance cybersecurity as the number of cyber-attacks continue to increase. Raskin outlined three specific areas…
  • Mar 27

    Comptroller Curry Remarks on OCC Assistance to Mutual Savings Associations and Community Bank

    Comptroller Curry Remarks on OCC Assistance to Mutual Savings Associations and Community Bank
    On March 23, OCC Comptroller Curry delivered remarks at the ABA Mutual Community Bank Conference regarding the agency’s supervision of mutual savings associations and community banks. Curry focused on the agency’s ongoing efforts…
Rank this Week: 187

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Mar 25

    Exclusive forum ... I sense a trend

    Exclusive forum ... I sense a trend
    Kraft announced its acquisition by Heinz this morning. And, I sense a trend. Although Kraft hasn't filed a copy of the merger agreement, yet, it has filed an 8-K with amendments to its bylaws. In what I sense is becoming...
  • Mar 21

    Fee shifting trenche

    Fee shifting trenche
    Ted Mirvis and Bill Savitt of Wachtell Lipton have weighed in on Delaware's anti-fee shifting legislation. Basically, they argue that this is the kind of thing that doesn't require legislation - that we should all defer to the wisdom of...
  • Mar 18

    Delaware appraisal amendment

    Delaware appraisal amendment
    Usually amendments to the corporate law are pretty sleepy affairs. This year is different. There's anti-fee-shifting legislation, In the slew of amendments generating interest this year, there's the new Chancery facilitated arbitration…
Rank this Week: 185

Collection Development Blog

Collection Development Blog

Covers legal news and resources. By the Servies Collection Development Department of the Hong Kong University Library.

http://obelix.lib.hku.hk/cdblog
  • Mar 18

    Exhibit “70 years, 70 documents” by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library

    Exhibit “70 years, 70 documents” by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library
    To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, the Dag Hammarskjöld Library produced an online exhibition of pictures in 70 key documents with highlights on the organization’s work in the areas of peace and security,…
  • Mar 4

    Wiley Online Library Site Maintenance March 7, 2015

    Wiley Online Library Site Maintenance March 7, 2015
    There will be a scheduled maintenance for Wiley Online Library on March 7, 2015 at 5pm for up to 3 hours. We apologise for any inconvenienced caused during this period as access  will be disrupted.  
  • Mar 4

    Law Journals – Table of contents (March, 2015)

    Law Journals – Table of contents (March, 2015)
    Selected Law Journals: Table of Contents This list covers top ranked (A or A*) law journals selected from the ARC (Australian Research Council) ranked journal list and Asian law related journals of interest to the HKU community. Table of…
Rank this Week: 192

The California Wage and Hour Law…

The California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees

Covers overtime, meal breaks, rest breaks, and pay checks. By Steven G. Pearl.

http://cawageandhourlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    Court of Appeal Rules on Retroactivity of Whistleblower Statute

    Court of Appeal Rules on Retroactivity of Whistleblower Statute
    A frequent issue over the last several years has been whether a plaintiff must exhaust administrative remedies under Labor Code section 98.7 by filing a claim with the Labor Commissioner before filing a statutory whistleblower action under…
  • Jan 6

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
    Happy New Year to all of you. Last year was a terrific one personally and professionally for me. I hope that yours was as well and that 2015 will be even better.
  • Nov 26

    In re Walgreen Co. Overtime Cases: Court of Appeal Affirms Denial of Certification in Meal Period Class Action

    In re Walgreen Co. Overtime Cases: Court of Appeal Affirms Denial of Certification in Meal Period Class Action
    In In re Walgreen Co. Overtime Cases (10/23/14, pub. 11/13/14) --- Cal.App.4th ---, the plaintiffs sought to certify a class of hourly employees on the theory that Walgreens propounded a lawful meal period policy, but in practice…
Rank this Week: 179

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Jan 20

    How to Do Your Own SEO & Why You Probably Shouldn’t

    How to Do Your Own SEO & Why You Probably Shouldn’t
    Lawyers know that pro se litigants have fools for clients. However, when it comes to pro se web marketing, well, that’s a different story. Over at SearchEngineLand, Andrew Shotland walks through a great example of a client who lost…
  • Dec 4

    Website Content Management vs Admin vs Marketing

    Website Content Management vs Admin vs Marketing
    Here’s an issue that surfaces from time to time, particularly in the legal web marketing sphere: I have a website and content management system that I am happy with. However, I don’t have anything to compare them to and I wonder…
  • Nov 26

    Use Social Media to Improve Local Search Visibility

    Use Social Media to Improve Local Search Visibility
    Last week I was in Dallas talking local search and social media. The gist of that talk was that social media can be a powerful tool for improving local search ranking factors. You can reviews the slides here: Going Local with Social from Gyi…
Rank this Week: 183

ITC 337 Law Blog

ITC 337 Law Blog

Covers International Trade Commission cases and news. By Oblon Spivak.

http://www.itcblog.com
Rank this Week: 186

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Resource for Georgia Bankruptcy cases and updates. By Scott B. Riddle.

http://www.georgiabankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 181

Elder Law Office of David Wingate,…

Elder Law Office of David Wingate, LLC

Covers elder law, assisted living facilities, estate planning, and nursing homes.

http://blog.davidwingate.com/
  • Mar 8

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)
    Related proposals pertaining to qualified plans and individual retirement accounts. In addition, the Green Book includes the following proposals that pertain to qualified plans and IRAs: A limit on the total accrual of retirement benefits by…
  • Mar 7

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)
    Sales, exchanges and “comparable transactions” with grantor trusts. The Obama Administration would attempt to address the disconnect between the income tax rules and the estate tax rules that apply to intentionally defective grantor…
  • Mar 7

    Social Security Ups Disability Safeguard

    Social Security Ups Disability Safeguard
    The Social Security Administration is expanding a program nationally to help bar criminals from controlling benefits on behalf of individuals with disabilities and the elderly. The program originally launched as a pilot in the…
Rank this Week: 188

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 184

Dreadnaught

Dreadnaught

Covers military law.

http://dreadnaught.wordpress.com
  • Aug 13

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2
    The Spyderco Para-Military 2 has four positions for the mounting of the clip.  To change the clip to another position you will need a T7 Torx screwdriver. I ordered mine from Amazon.com.  The total price for a 6-piece set was $5.31 plus…
  • Aug 13

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2
    The Spyderco Para-Military 2 has four positions for the mounting of the clip.  To change the clip to another position you will need a T7 Torx screwdriver. I ordered mine from Amazon.com.  The total price for a 6-piece set was…
  • Apr 24

    Why President Obama Will Not Close Guantanamo Bay

    Why President Obama Will Not Close Guantanamo Bay
    As regular readers of Dreadnaught will recall, President Obama promised to close Guantanamo Bay within one year.  Then the president learned that it may not be so easy to close.  Congress then opposed the closing and withheld the necessary…
Rank this Week: 191

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 206

RegBlog

RegBlog

A regulation blog, in affiliation with the Penn Program on Regulation. From the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

http://www.regblog.org/
Rank this Week: 199

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Mar 30

    Another Attempt to Have a Victim's Suit Thrown Out Fail

    Another Attempt to Have a Victim's Suit Thrown Out Fail
    We continue to make small gains in the ability of victims of crime to have their voices heard in cases affecting the criminal justice system.  On March 12, I noted that the California Court of Appeal had rejected the attempt...
  • Mar 30

    Examining the Medical Model of Crime

    Examining the Medical Model of Crime
    The Heritage Foundation is in my view on the wrong side of sentencing "reform," but remains a valuable, intellectually stimulating and honest organization.  (For example, its Senior Fellow, John Malcolm, acknowledges that increased…
  • Mar 30

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Prison Population Down, Payroll Up:  As the prison population drops 38 percent, the payroll costs for the CDCR have increased 5.3 percent, resulting in one third of officers earning more than $100,000 a year due to an increase in...
Rank this Week: 203

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Incentives and Competition in Innovation Markets: A Study of the FAA UAS Test Sites Competition

    Incentives and Competition in Innovation Markets: A Study of the FAA UAS Test Sites Competition
    Robert HeverlyFor the Innovation Law Beyond IP 2 conference, March 28-29 at Yale Law SchoolThe (commercial) drones are coming. Amazon wants to deliver packages with them, as does Google, and utilities want to monitor…
  • Mar 29

    The Path of Robotics Law

    The Path of Robotics Law
    I have posted a draft of my latest essay, The Path of Robotics Law, on SSRN. Here is the abstract:This essay, written as a response to Ryan Calo's valuable discussion in "Robotics and the Lessons of Cyberlaw," describes key problems that …
  • Mar 28

    Commemorating the Joint Committee on Reconstruction

    Commemorating the Joint Committee on Reconstruction
    This is a year filled with sesquicentennial anniversaries of the Civil War.  Lee's surrender to Grant, Lincoln's assassination, and the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment all occurred in 1865.But another transformative event of…
Rank this Week: 198

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/
  • Mar 30

    Heads up on soliciting donations-recruiters-instructors beware

    Heads up on soliciting donations-recruiters-instructors beware
    On 28 January 2015, DoD issued an instruction (DODI 1304.33) protecting against inappropriate relationships during recruiting and entry level training. Paragraph 1.a.(1)(k) of Enclosure (3) of this instruction expressly prohibits recruiters…
  • Mar 29

    Is there an SVC crisis?

    Is there an SVC crisis?
    I am for (and against) the SVC program.  I am mostly for it because it is necessary.  Over the years and prior to the Air Force start there were regulations in place that required the trial counsel to inform the “victim”…
  • Mar 10

    Worth the read

    Worth the read
    A couple of items have come across the transom today which are worth the read to military practitioners. James E. Baker, Is Military Justice Sentencing on the March? Should it be? And if so, Where should it Head? Court-Martial Sentencing…
Rank this Week: 202

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

Covers personal injury law issues and topics, including medical malpractice, product liability, and worker's compensation.

http://www.chicagoinjuryattorneyblog.com/blog/
  • Mar 30

    A Beginner’s Guide to Medical Malpractice

    A Beginner’s Guide to Medical Malpractice
    Suffering harm at the hands of a doctor or hospital can be an unsettling experience. If you or a loved one has been injured while receiving medical care, you may have a claim for medical malpractice. What is Medical Malpractice? The term…
  • Mar 27

    What Every Homeowner Should Know About Premises Liability

    What Every Homeowner Should Know About Premises Liability
    As a homeowner, it is important to understand the laws that apply if someone gets injured on your property. As a general rule, homeowners can be held financially responsible for accidents that result from dangerous conditions existing in…
  • Mar 23

    Four Things You Didn’t Know About Personal Injury Law

    Four Things You Didn’t Know About Personal Injury Law
    Let’s take a look at four facts most people don’t know about personal injury law in Illinois. 1. To win your case, you must prove that it is more likely than not that someone else’s negligence was a cause of your injuries.…
Rank this Week: 204

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Mar 30

    Delay During Settlement Talks Not Prejudiced

    Delay During Settlement Talks Not Prejudiced
    Avnet, Inc. v. Motio, Inc.., No 12 C 2100, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 30, 2015) (Lefkow, J.). Judge Lefkow granted defendant Motio’s motion to amend its answer and counterclaim adding counterclaims and an affirmative defense regarding…
  • Mar 27

    Patent Application Publication Does Not Trigger Statute of Limitation at Pleadings Stage

    Patent Application Publication Does Not Trigger Statute of Limitation at Pleadings Stage
    Ferris Mfg. Corp., v. Curaline, Inc., No 14 C 4663, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 21, 2015) (Tharp, J.). Judge Tharp denied defendant’s (collectively “Curaline”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss plaintiff Ferris’…
  • Mar 25

    Patent Claims Dismissed on Rule 12(b)(6) for Non-Infringement

    Patent Claims Dismissed on Rule 12(b)(6) for Non-Infringement
    Nalco Co. v. Chem-Mod, LLC, No 14 C 2510, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Feb. 4, 2015) (Darrah, J.). Judge Darrah granted defendant’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss plaintiff Nalco’s patent infringement regarding a method for…
Rank this Week: 194

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Injury Crash North of Horseshoe Bend

    Injury Crash North of Horseshoe Bend
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Mar 29

    **Final Update** Crash on Homedale Rd and 10th Ave. near Caldwell

    **Final Update** Crash on Homedale Rd and 10th Ave. near Caldwell
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Mar 29

    Two vehicle crash westbound I-86 at milepost 17

    Two vehicle crash westbound I-86 at milepost 17
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
Rank this Week: 195

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Mar 26

    Lens on Stays Pending Appeal

    Lens on Stays Pending Appeal
    Jill Lens has posted on SSRN a draft of her article, Stays Pending Appeal: Why the Merits Should Not Matter, which will be published in the Florida State University Law Review. Here’s the abstract: In Nken v. Holder, the Supreme...
  • Mar 24

    SCOTUS Decision on Agency Determinations and Issue Preclusion

    SCOTUS Decision on Agency Determinations and Issue Preclusion
    Today the Supreme Court decided B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., a case about the preclusive effect of determinations made by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) when reviewing trademark registrations. Writing for a…
  • Mar 23

    Advisory Committee Agenda Includes Class Action Amendment "Sketches," Loser-Pays Report

    Advisory Committee Agenda Includes Class Action Amendment "Sketches," Loser-Pays Report
    The Advisory Committee on Civil Rules has released the 640-page agenda for its April 9-10, 2015 meeting. The agenda includes many items that are of interest. The following is far from an exhaustive list: In the Draft Minutes for the...
Rank this Week: 205

Popehat

Popehat

A Group Complaint about Law, Liberty, and Leisure

http://www.popehat.com
  • Mar 23

    Why Mean Blockbots Probably Aren't Defamatory, With Two Caveat

    Why Mean Blockbots Probably Aren't Defamatory, With Two Caveat
    Recently some Twitter users have asserted that they are being defamed by Twitter "block bots." It's easy to block people manually on Twitter, unless you want to block a whole lot of them. Various cultural and political conflicts online have…
  • Mar 17

    The Thin Blue Line of Entitlement

    The Thin Blue Line of Entitlement
    Something unnatural is happening in Portland, and Police Union President Daryl Turner isn't going to put up with it. The proper order of things is upended. Black is white and white is black, cats and dogs cohabit. Madness! A judge has…
  • Mar 16

    Nobody, Including Tom Cotton, Knows What Tom Cotton Is Saying About "Corruption of the Blood"

    Nobody, Including Tom Cotton, Knows What Tom Cotton Is Saying About "Corruption of the Blood"
    Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) is in the news this month. For reasons that passeth understanding he's been offered up as a spokesperson for the 47 Republicans who wrote a letter to Iran. Today I noticed a number of links to 2013 reports asserting…
Rank this Week: 197

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi bring us their and their guests views on a variety of hot legal topics. Part of the Legal Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/
  • Mar 20

    Driving While Intoxicated: Prescription Drugs, Recliners, Wheels, and Hoove

    Driving While Intoxicated: Prescription Drugs, Recliners, Wheels, and Hoove
    We all know that drinking and driving is a serious and dangerous offense. But it may surprise you that drivers are being charged with DWI for taking prescription drugs while riding bicycles, horses, and yes Segways. In this episode of Lawyer…
  • Mar 6

    Same Sex Marriage: Civil Right or State Right?

    Same Sex Marriage: Civil Right or State Right?
    In this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Bob Ambrogi interviews Harry Mihet from Liberty Counsel, Elliot Mincberg from People For the American Way, and Professor Ronald Krotoszynski from the University of Alabama School of Law. Together they…
  • Feb 20

    Driverless Cars: Who’s “Driving” and Who’s Responsible?

    Driverless Cars: Who’s “Driving” and Who’s Responsible?
    In this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host J. Craig Williams interviews attorney and author of Robots Are People Too John Weaver, researcher and writer for Michigan Auto Law Todd Berg, and litigator and author of Motorista Anna Eby. Together…
Rank this Week: 193

Missouri Injury Lawyers Blog

Missouri Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers Missouri personal injury law and consumer safety news. By Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan LLC.

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

    Cold Weather Carbon Monoxide Risks & How To Aovid Them

    Cold Weather Carbon Monoxide Risks & How To Aovid Them
    Carbon Monoxide commonly referred to as “CO” is an odorless and colorless gas that can cause serious injury by death or asphyxiation. Unfortunately nearly every year hundreds of people in the United States die from carbon monoxide…
  • Nov 12

    A VETERANS DAY SALUTE

    A VETERANS DAY SALUTE
    This week I have had the honor and privilege of listening first hand to veterans, young and old, talk candidly and from the heart about their experiences while serving this great country and while defending the freedoms that we often take for…
  • Oct 29

    Trick or Treat Safety

    Trick or Treat Safety
    Trick or treat? It is almost Halloween, a favorite holiday for many children and adults alike.  Halloween can, however, be scary.  The scare for most parents is not from ghosts, ghouls and goblins, but is instead based on the…
Rank this Week: 201

Florida Injury Attorneys Blog

Florida Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers Florida car accidents, wrongful death, and bicycle accidents. By Salpeter Gitkin, LLP.

http://www.florida-injury-attorneys-blog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Pompano Beach, Florida Tow Truck/Bus Collision Injures 32

    Pompano Beach, Florida Tow Truck/Bus Collision Injures 32
    A Pompano Beach, Florida tow truck/public transit bus collision sent 32 people to area hospitals on Thursday, news sources report. The victims were not immediately available following the incident; they were treated at several area hospitals.…
  • Oct 16

    Qwentyn Hunter Drowns Aboard Miami, Florida Cruise Ship

    Qwentyn Hunter Drowns Aboard Miami, Florida Cruise Ship
    Qwentyn Hunter drowned aboard a Miami, Florida Carnival Cruise ship Monday, news sources report. The cruise ship was still at sea at the time of the tragic accident. Six-year-old Hunter, of Winter Garden, was pronounced dead after being…
  • Oct 14

    Matthew Scott Danchak of Tamarac, Florida Injured in Hit-and-Run Collision

    Matthew Scott Danchak of Tamarac, Florida Injured in Hit-and-Run Collision
    Matthew Scott Danchak of Tamarac, Florida was critically injured Friday after he got out of his car following a crash and was struck by a semi, which fled the scene, news sources report. The other driver involved in the initial car accident…
Rank this Week: 196

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense…

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense Issues

Covers Long Island criminal defense law. By Joseph Potashnik & Associates PLLC.

http://jpcriminaldefense.com/new-york-federal-criminal-defense
Rank this Week: 200

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
Rank this Week: 229

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

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

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 31

    Drafting Foundational Documents: Think Before You Label?

    Drafting Foundational Documents: Think Before You Label?
    Brian Christopher Jones, Academia Sinica--Institutum Iurisprodentiae (IIAS), is publishing Preliminary Warnings on 'Constitutional' Idolatry in Public Law (October 2015). Here is the abstract.Contemporary societies covet the notion of a…
  • Mar 31

    Legal Archives, Scholarship and Legal Thinking: The Case of Law and the Humanitie

    Legal Archives, Scholarship and Legal Thinking: The Case of Law and the Humanitie
    Katherine Biber and Trish Luker, both of the University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law, have published Evidence and the Archive: Ethics, Aesthetics, and Emotion in volume 40 Australian Feminist Law Journal (2014). Here is the…
  • Mar 30

    New Techniques In Oral Advocacy

    New Techniques In Oral Advocacy
    Jill Barton, University of Miami School of Law, has published Oral Advocacy in 90 Seconds: Turning Fear into Fun at Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing 115 (2014). Here is the abstract.Oral Advocacy in 90 Seconds: Turning Fear…
Rank this Week: 220

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Mar 31

    Does It Matter Whether Jeb Bush Is Pandering or Sincere?

    Does It Matter Whether Jeb Bush Is Pandering or Sincere?
    by Neil H. BuchananA national controversy has erupted over Indiana's recent adoption of a state-level version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).  Apple CEO Tim Cook, who recently came out as gay, wrote an impassioned op-ed…
  • Mar 30

    The State SSM Respondents Double Down on Narrow Tradition

    The State SSM Respondents Double Down on Narrow Tradition
    By Michael DorfThe state briefs in the pending SSM cases have been filed by the representatives of Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. They include a predictable mix of three arguments: (1) restricting marriage to heterosexuals…
  • Mar 30

    Prof Kerr: Consider Yourself Halfway to a Lauditory Mention

    Prof Kerr: Consider Yourself Halfway to a Lauditory Mention
    by Michael DorfLast December, in the course of reporting on the anti-intellectualism of various members of the Article III judiciary (both liberal and conservative), I promised a "laudatory blog post for anyone who gets a U.S. law review…
Rank this Week: 212

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Mar 31

    More Beliefs: Director Primacy and Public and Private Companie

    More Beliefs: Director Primacy and Public and Private Companie
    Yesterday, Prof. Bainbridge annotated my "creed" on corporate governance, and I appreciated his take. In fact, many of his chosen sources would have been mine. In a later footnote, he noted that he was not sure what I meant by...
  • Mar 30

    The "Daily Fantasy Sports" Marketplace Is Booming, But Is It Legal?

    The "Daily Fantasy Sports" Marketplace Is Booming, But Is It Legal?
    Over the past few weeks I have posted extensively on how gambling laws treat commercial NCAA Tournament pools. However, March Madness pools are not the only form of online sports gaming proliferating on the Internet. Indeed, play-for-cash…
  • Mar 30

    Thanks to My Research Assistant

    Thanks to My Research Assistant
    When I write a law review article, I usually include in the author’s footnote a brief note of thanks to the student research assistants who helped me on that article. When I write a book, I thank my research assistants...
Rank this Week: 211

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Mar 31

    Into Litigation’s Black Hole: A Cosmic Solution

    Into Litigation’s Black Hole: A Cosmic Solution
    Hon. Eduardo C. Robreno, The Federal Asbestos Product Liability Multidistrict Litigation (MDL-875): Black Hole or New Paradigm?, 23 Widener L.J. 97 (2013).Linda MullenixHow many federal courts scholars can identify what is meant by the…
  • Mar 30

    Queering the History of Sex Discrimination

    Queering the History of Sex Discrimination
    Phil Tiemeyer, Plane Queer: Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants (2013).Serena MayeriIn my employment discrimination course, I use Diaz v. Pan American Airlines (5th Cir. 1971), overturning Pan Am’s ban on…
  • Mar 27

    Theorising Global Justice

    Theorising Global Justice
    Frank J. Garcia, Global Justice and International Economic Law: Three Takes, Cambridge University Press (2013).Sean CoyleIn a letter to the semi-pagan Nectarius (Epistle 91, §4), Saint Augustine sets forth one of the most…
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Guilford Centre Weblog

Guilford Centre Weblog

Features library news and information. From the College of Law of England and Wales.

http://guildfordlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Mar 31

    LexisNexis Student Associate recruitment 2015

    LexisNexis Student Associate recruitment 2015
    Click on the link below to find out more about becoming next year’s Lexis Student Associate in Guildford. LexisNexis Student Associate recruitment poster 2015-16  
  • Mar 24

    Pfp2 -eResources on the Library Services Portal

    Pfp2 -eResources on the Library Services Portal
    Don’t forget to look at the following when researching your subject: eResources by Subject – All resources; books, commentary, journals, law reports and websites divided into subject e.g. Family, Employment, Intellectual…
  • Mar 24

    pfp2 – Finding bibliographic information on the database

    pfp2 – Finding bibliographic information on the database
    Many of you will be accessing books via Westlaw and Lexis Library when researching for pfp2. You will need details such as the full title, name and date of publication of the books for your bibliography. For books accessed via Westlaw go…
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lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
  • Mar 30

    AMICI – N.Y. State Court

    AMICI – N.Y. State Court
    The “Amici” podcast series was created to share information and insight from New York’s judges and the Unified Court System with constituents, stakeholders and anyone else who might have an interest in these topics.  In…
  • Mar 29

    Periscope turns any iPhone user into a live broadcaster–Gizmag

    Periscope turns any iPhone user into a live broadcaster–Gizmag
    By Nick Lavars March 26, 2015 *** Twitter acquired Periscope in February, apparently looking to bring the nature of its frenzied, real-time text updates to life on screen. Available for iOS with Android on the way, the app allows users…
  • Mar 29

    Starting a Podcast? Here’s What to Buy–Lawyerist

    Starting a Podcast? Here’s What to Buy–Lawyerist
    by Sam Glover on March 27th, 2015 “…When I was trying to figure out what kind of equipment we needed to start podcasting, I was frustrated by the lack of a good just-get-this-stuff list so I didn’t have to…
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Forced Migration Current Awareness…

Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog

Highlights web research and information relatd to refugees, IDPs and forced migration. By Elisa Mason.

http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Thematic Focus: Education

    Thematic Focus: Education
    The Cost of War: Calculating the Impact of the Collapse of Syria's Education System on Syria's Future (Save the Children et al., March 2015) [text]- See also related Guardian news story."Education: A Life-saver in Emergencies," Servir, no. 58…
  • Mar 30

    Regional Focus: America

    Regional Focus: America
    Publications:Caracterización de la Población Retornada Centroamericana con Necesidades de Protección (ACNUR, 2014) [access]- Two studies are currently available, one on the protection needs of El Salvadoran returnees, the…
  • Mar 27

    Thematic Focus: ICTs & Innovation

    Thematic Focus: ICTs & Innovation
    ICTs:App Helps Syrian Refugees Adapt to Life Away from Home (NPR, March 2015) [access]- Follow link for audio and transcript."Charity Providing Refugees with Library-in-a-Box to Launch in UK," Newsweek, 19 March 2015 [text]IST Researchers…
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Asset Search Blog

Asset Search Blog

Covers asset searches, fraud investigations, and legal strategies for recovering hidden assets. By Fred L. Abrams.

http://www.assetsearchblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Private Investigators: Detecting Hidden Assets By Following A Money Trail

    Private Investigators: Detecting Hidden Assets By Following A Money Trail
    When vast sums of money are hidden in a bank account there is usually an electronic trace or other kind of money trail.  A skilled investigator may help detect the money trail, as suggested by my 2010 post Secreting Assets Without A…
  • Mar 23

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Collecting Evidence About Assets Concealed By A Trust

    Divorce & Hidden Money: Collecting Evidence About Assets Concealed By A Trust
    My post “Four Asset Concealment Tools” says that assets can be hidden by fraudulently transferring them to a trust.  This 15th post in the “Divorce & Hidden Money” series concentrates on the evidence…
  • Mar 16

    Recovering Art Assets & Cultural Heritage Property

    Recovering Art Assets & Cultural Heritage Property
    Divorcing spouses, debtors, determined criminals or others may hide and secretly transfer art assets and cultural heritage property.  The article below was written by Leila Amineddoleh, a partner and co-founder at Galluzzo &…
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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/
  • Mar 30

    Contaminated Food Recalls: The Remedy For A Mistake

    Contaminated Food Recalls: The Remedy For A Mistake
    Well, it has been a rough month for processed foods.  Several weeks ago, Kraft recalled 6.5 million boxes of macaroni and cheese after the discovery of metal shards in 8 of those boxes.  Last week, frozen-food manufacturer…
  • Mar 27

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    As we previously mentioned, our editor, Jim Dedman, has put together a CLE program for April 1, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina on the Salem Witch Trials featuring noted author Katherine Howe. Here’s the information straight from…
  • Mar 26

    Video Games Make Kids Do Bad Thing

    Video Games Make Kids Do Bad Thing
    Like spending thousands of dollars on a parent’s credit card on microtransactions.  The problem becomes is the issue of whether it is a parent’s fault for failing to monitor the child, teaching the…
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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/
  • Mar 29

    CFPB Spin Is Unspun

    CFPB Spin Is Unspun
    For those readers who have failed to parse the nuances of the CFPB's 728-page report to Congress on mandatory arbitration provisions in consumer contracts (mandated by Franken-Dodd), Ballard Spahr has you covered. They've not only read it,…
  • Mar 25

    De Novo Logjam "Open"?

    De Novo Logjam "Open"?
    No sooner do we post an article about how the dearth of new bank charters appears to be a critical (if not the critical) factor in the phenomenon known as "the incredibly shrinking community banking universe" than out of the...
  • Mar 23

    Lawmen Sue To Stop The (Reefer) Madne

    Lawmen Sue To Stop The (Reefer) Madne
    You would think that when all a state wants to do is let weed-lovers light up, their neighbors would just chill and let them have serious conversations, along the lines of the following: The Dude: It's like what Lenin said......
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David M. Benenfeld Blog

David M. Benenfeld Blog

Covers Florida accidents and injury law.

http://www.injurylawservice.com/blog/
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Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Covers historical and rare law books.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/rare-books
  • Mar 27

    Excuse me, this book has a hare in it.

    Excuse me, this book has a hare in it.
    Part of the fun in dealing with older materials is coming across the occasional doodle or illustration added to the margins. This charming little creature comes from Decisiones antiquae et novae Rotae romanae (Old and new decisions of the…
  • Mar 16

    A peek behind the curtain

    A peek behind the curtain
    Among the Kuttner Institute materials recently deposited here are two pieces indicative of the work the Institute continues to support – creating editions of Medieval Canon Law.
  • Mar 5

    New exhibit: 250 Years of Blackstone's Commentarie

    New exhibit: 250 Years of Blackstone's Commentarie
    This year is the 250th anniversary of the publication of Sir William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England, the single most influential book in the history of Anglo-American law. The Yale Law Library, home to the…
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The Cuban Revolution

The Cuban Revolution

By Brian Cuban.

http://www.briancuban.com
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Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 22

    Aha! A new problem w/Congressional politics--or is it?

    Aha! A new problem w/Congressional politics--or is it?
    I like what Crescent Hardy is saying about Yucca Mountain ("let's explore if there's any scenario in which having Yucca Mountain be the nuclear waste repository might make sense for Nevada"), but I can't reach him via email because I don't…
  • Mar 14

    Another news clip about my talk(s) in Bogota.

    Another news clip about my talk(s) in Bogota.
    Here, and here's the original post.  I'm still just amazed that I was asked to speak, and I'm so grateful to Superintendent Reyes!
  • Mar 14

    Congrats to Randy Gordon and Maks Del Mar!

    Congrats to Randy Gordon and Maks Del Mar!
    Maks's new book (co-edited with William Twining), which has an essay by my buddy Randy Gordon in it.  You can get the book here.
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Kentucky Injury Lawyer Blog

Kentucky Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law in Kentucky. By Bahe Cook Cantley & Nefzger PLC.

http://www.kentuckyinjurylawyerblog.com/
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New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 16

    Current Misdemeanor DWI to Become Felony if Child in Vehicle

    Current Misdemeanor DWI to Become Felony if Child in Vehicle
    Leandra’s Law a Reality: Current Misdemeanor DWI to Become Felony if Child in Vehicle There are a couple of factors that determine the severity of the charge against you. For one, the law considers the number of DWI offenses you’ve...
  • Mar 16

    New York Penal Law 230.04...cont

    New York Penal Law 230.04...cont
    Promoting prostitution is actually more serious than prostitution itself, in that regular Prostitution is a B misdemeanor (punishable by up to 90 days in jail), whereas Promoting Prostitution is an A misdemeanor (punishable by up to 1 year…
  • Mar 14

    NYPD Lab Technician Suspended...cont

    NYPD Lab Technician Suspended...cont
    Both Criminal Sale and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree are class A-2 felonies. If a person has never been convicted of a crime in the past, the minimum period of incarceration for a class...
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Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

Covers topics related to civil litigation. By Maxwell S. Kennerly.

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Mar 11

    Doctor, Before You Save My Life, Can I See Your Hospital Contract?

    Doctor, Before You Save My Life, Can I See Your Hospital Contract?
    Yesterday, my wife called me on her way back from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s oral arguments to tell me about Green v. Pennsylvania Hospital et al., a medical malpractice case. She swiftly assigned me two tasks: first, I had to…
  • Feb 9

    Tonja Carter, Harper Lee, And The Duties Lawyers Owe To Elderly Client

    Tonja Carter, Harper Lee, And The Duties Lawyers Owe To Elderly Client
    For someone who is “one of the world’s most famous literary recluses,” and hasn’t given an in-depth interview or published any work in more than 50 years, Harper Lee has made quite a lot of headlines over the past few…
  • Jan 29

    The Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Hypocrisy On Malpractice Case

    The Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Hypocrisy On Malpractice Case
    The Philadelphia Inquirer recently picked up on a story that has been around the Philadelphia legal community for a while, i.e., the $1 million in sanctions entered against attorney Nancy Raynor in the Sutch v. Roxborough Memorial Hospital…
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New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

Covers legal malpractice basics, cases and news. By Andrew Lavoott Bluestone.

http://blog.bluestonelawfirm.com/
  • Feb 23

    No Expert? Motion to Dismiss Denied

    No Expert? Motion to Dismiss Denied
    Issues that are beyond the "ken" of ordinary jurors require expert testimony says the First Department in Wadsworth Condos, LLC v Dollinger Gonski & Grossman 2014 NY Slip Op 00930 [114 AD3d 487] February 13, 2014 Appellate Division, First…
  • Feb 20

    Judiciary Law 487 Relief "Not Lightly Given"

    Judiciary Law 487 Relief "Not Lightly Given"
    Judiciary Law 487, the attorney-deceit statute, part of the common law, is reserved by the Appellate Division for really really bad conduct.  It is not "lightly given."  While proof does not require "clear and convincing" evidence,…
  • Feb 19

    A Legal Malpractice Case Lost on the "But For" Rule

    A Legal Malpractice Case Lost on the "But For" Rule
    As we discussed yesterday, courts are eager to dismiss legal malpractice cases, early in the case or late, on the question of whether Client can show that "but for" the attorney's negligence there would have been a better economic outcome for…
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