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Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Jul 2

    We will fight them on the beaches: Part 4, A free beach-driving permit

    We will fight them on the beaches: Part 4, A free beach-driving permit
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith Over the last forty years, while the homeowners of Napeague have been buying beachfront rights for the strip between them and the ocean, the…
  • Jul 1

    We will fight them on the beaches: Part 3, The robbers or the thieve

    We will fight them on the beaches: Part 3, The robbers or the thieve
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith As we saw in the two previous parts of this week-long, beach-reading post, the beachfront whose rights of use are now in dispute has a long history and its…
  • Jun 30

    We will fight them on the beaches: Part 2, Spread the nets on the adjacent sand

    We will fight them on the beaches: Part 2, Spread the nets on the adjacent sand
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Such is the nature of land title that words written long ago can have enduring meaning,) – and as we saw in Part 1 of this post, about a stretch of photogenic beach in East…
Rank this Week: 888

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

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

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
  • Jul 2

    Excess and Surplus Lines Law Manual 2015 Update

    Excess and Surplus Lines Law Manual 2015 Update
    We are happy to provide the 2015 edition of our Excess and Surplus Lines Law Manual. This edition reflects all of the pertinent changes in the surplus lines laws and regulations of the 50 states and U.S. territories during the past year.…
  • Jul 1

    Wisconsin Decides to Not Become Full NIMA Member

    Wisconsin Decides to Not Become Full NIMA Member
    Wisconsin, which was an Associate Member of the Nonadmitted Insurance Multi-State Agreement, Inc. (“NIMA”) until June 30, 2015, announced this week that it will not become a full tax-sharing member of NIMA. As such, effective July…
  • Jul 1

    JPOA Extended until July 7, 2015: “Temporary” Iran Sanctions Relief Continues until July 7, 2015

    JPOA Extended until July 7, 2015: “Temporary” Iran Sanctions Relief Continues until July 7, 2015
    Since the end of November 2013, the so-called P5 + 1 (the United States and its partners, China, France, the United Kingdom, Germany and Russia) have been negotiating with Iran regarding its nuclear program. The negotiations proceeded…
Rank this Week: 348

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business, immigration and real estate law. By Stok Folk + Kon, P.A.

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 779

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Legal information and research resouces. By the Michael E. Moritz Law Library at Ohio State University.

http://moritzlegalinformation.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Fashion Law - Classes to Consider and Ohio Ties*

    Fashion Law - Classes to Consider and Ohio Ties*
    Fashion is huge business, and if you are remotely interested in it and still looking for a practice area to focus on, consider fashion law. Loyola Law School in Los Angeles has a fashion law center, and Fordham has just launched an LL.M. in…
  • Jun 30

    Judicious Close Reading

    Judicious Close Reading
    Last week brought us an example of close reading from the United States Supreme Court.  In King v. Burwell, the Affordable Care Act case, the justices explicated one key phrase:  "an Exchange established by the State." Close…
  • Jun 29

    A Victory for Thorough Research

    A Victory for Thorough Research
    An NPR librarian, Barbara Van Woerkom, did a little digging and located 1,200 more veterans exposed to mustard gas than the Veterans Administration located . . . and it took her a mere two months! Two months may seem like an eternity to…
Rank this Week: 640

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Informs local attorneys of major legal developments important to their practice. By Sue Altmeyer.

http://suealtmeyer.typepad.com/cleveland_law_library_web/
  • Jul 2

    Tech Thursday: Locking Down Your Phone

    Tech Thursday: Locking Down Your Phone
    In this day and age, it's now more important than ever to make sure your Smartphone is safe from hacks and cyberattacks. ZDNet's article "Need to lock down your phone? These security apps are some of the best" lists six...
  • Jun 25

    Tech Thursday: Staying Safe On Public Wi-Fi

    Tech Thursday: Staying Safe On Public Wi-Fi
    Have you ever taken advantage of one of the thousands of free public Wi-Fi hotspots? They're very convenient, but be careful, security can be an issue. CNET's Lexy Savvides writes: "Stuck without a data connection on the road? Free public...
  • Jun 18

    Tech Thursday: Windows 10 Is Almost Here

    Tech Thursday: Windows 10 Is Almost Here
    Microsoft has finally announced a launch date for Windows 10, July 29, 2015. This is a free update for users running Windows 7, 8 or 8.1. What does this mean for us? Techlicious' Fox Van Allen has compiled a list...
Rank this Week: 912

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

Provides news and views on matters of interest to the Brooklyn Law School community.

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Jul 2

    Independence Day Reading

    Independence Day Reading
    Officially, the Continental Congress declared its freedom from Great Britain 239 years ago today on July 2, 1776, when it passed Lee’s Resolutions (“that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and…
  • Jun 26

    July 4th Weekend Hour

    July 4th Weekend Hour
    The Library will be open the following hours during the Independence Day weekend: Friday, July 3rd:  9am – 10pm Saturday, July 4th:  9am – 5pm Sunday, July 5th:  10am – 10pm Enjoy the holiday!
  • Jun 26

    Two Landmark Supreme Court Decisions in Two Day

    Two Landmark Supreme Court Decisions in Two Day
    The United States Supreme Court on Thursday, June 25, 2015 upheld federal health insurance subsidies for moderate and low income Americans as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. The vote was 6-3, with the majority…
Rank this Week: 687

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Jul 2

    Of Time and Summer (A Reprise)

    Of Time and Summer (A Reprise)
    In recognition of the Independence Day holiday in the U.S., and in what is now something of an annual tradition, I am reprising here my 2012 essay about Time and Summer, which can be found here. Have a great Fourth of July holiday. Thank you…
  • Jun 30

    An Active First Half for Securities Class Action Litigation

    An Active First Half for Securities Class Action Litigation
    The first half of 2015 was an active period for new securities class action lawsuit filings. The filings through the year’s first six months suggest we are on pace for the highest annual number of new filings since 2011. The heightened…
  • Jun 29

    D&O Insurance: A Question of “Capacity”

    D&O Insurance: A Question of “Capacity”
    In  a recent post in which I discussed the “basic value proposition” of D&O insurance, I noted that among the five indispensable elements required in order for coverage under a D&O insurance policy to exist is the…
Rank this Week: 398

Start Fresh Today Bankruptcy Blog

Start Fresh Today Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy fiilng, bankruptcy means test, student loans, credit counseling, and debtor education.

http://blog.startfreshtoday.com/blog
  • Jul 2

    Four Things Attorneys Should Know About Private Student Loan

    Four Things Attorneys Should Know About Private Student Loan
    As the cost of higher education rises, the number of people taking out private student loans is growing. As an attorney working with student loan debtors, it’s important that you understand some differences between private and federal…
  • Jun 30

    May 2015 Bankruptcy Filings Down: What This Means For Debtor

    May 2015 Bankruptcy Filings Down: What This Means For Debtor
    In a recent report by Epiq Systems on AACER 2015 bankruptcy filings, May 2015 bankruptcy filings were down by almost 20% since May 2014. In total, there were 69,286 bankruptcy filings by May 2015, down from May 2014's total of…
  • Jun 26

    Can I Discharge My Student Loans Due To Disability?

    Can I Discharge My Student Loans Due To Disability?
    For debtors struggling to repay student loans, there are many reasons why repayment becomes impossible. Many debtors suffering from physical and mental disabilities may be unable to repay student loans because their health prevents them from…
Rank this Week: 977

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    Gana LLP Investigates Investor Losses in Patriot Coal Corp (PCX)

    Gana LLP Investigates Investor Losses in Patriot Coal Corp (PCX)
    The law offices of Gana LLP are currently investigating investors who have suffered losses in in now bankrupt coal company, Patriot Coal Corp (Stock Symbols: PCX) (Patriot Coal). Patriot Coal is the third largest coal producer in the eastern…
  • Jul 1

    Broker Investigation: Advisor Mark Gardner

    Broker Investigation: Advisor Mark Gardner
    According to the BrokerCheck records kept by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) broker Mark Gardner (Gardner) has been the subject of at least nine customer complaints, one firm termination, and one regulatory action. Customers…
  • Jun 30

    Gana LLP Investigates Investor Losses in American Eagle Energy Corp. (AMZG)

    Gana LLP Investigates Investor Losses in American Eagle Energy Corp. (AMZG)
    The law offices of Gana LLP are currently investigating investors who have suffered losses in in now bankrupt oil and gas company, American Eagle Energy Corp. (Stock Symbols: AMZG) (American Eagle Energy). American Eagle Energy is a Colorado,…
Rank this Week: 397

The United States Agricultural…

The United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog

Covers agricultural law and policy news. By the American Agricultural Law Association.

http://www.agandfoodlaw.com/
  • Jul 2

    Federal judge rules Maui County GMO ban invalid

    Federal judge rules Maui County GMO ban invalid
    Posted July 2, 2015 A federal judge ruled that a Maui County ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered (GMO) crops is pre-empted by federal and state law and invalid, according to a Capital Press article available here. Honolulu Civil…
  • Jul 2

    'Right to Farm' upheld by Missouri Supreme Court

    'Right to Farm' upheld by Missouri Supreme Court
    Posted July 2, 2015 The Missouri Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that state’s so-called Right To Farm amendment remains constitutional, according to a KBLA article available here. The Missouri Times also published an article available…
  • Jul 1

    United Airlines flight to run on animal fat and farm waste

    United Airlines flight to run on animal fat and farm waste
    Posted July 1, 2015 United Airlines will soon use biofuel made from animal oil and by-products as early as this summer, according to a Daily Mail article available here. The New York Times also published an article available hereand KMBZ…
Rank this Week: 534

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/
  • Jul 2

    WIRTW #373 (the “happy birthday” edition)

    WIRTW #373 (the “happy birthday” edition)
    Happy birthday Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC turns 50 today. While the agency and I have not always seen eye-to-eye on how it enforces our nation’s civil rights laws, we do agree on why it was founded—because…
  • Jul 1

    EEOC updates pregnancy discrimination guidance to embrace accommodation

    EEOC updates pregnancy discrimination guidance to embrace accommodation
    In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Young v. UPS, the EEOC has updated its administrative guidance on pregnancy discrimination. The updated guidance includes Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination And Related…
  • Jun 30

    Obama to announce new overtime regulations, but will they really matter?

    Obama to announce new overtime regulations, but will they really matter?
    Last night, on the Huffington Post, President Obama blogged his intentions to announce long-awaited new overtime regulations later today. In a post entitled, “A Hard Day’s Work Deserves a Fair Day’s Pay,” the…
Rank this Week: 89

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Precedential No. 16: MARAZUL and BLUE SEA Confusable for Seafood, Says TTAB

    Precedential No. 16: MARAZUL and BLUE SEA Confusable for Seafood, Says TTAB
    The Board affirmed a Section 2(d) refusal to register the mark MARAZUL for "fish and seafood products, namely, frozen and fresh processed fish and seafood, and imitation crab meat," finding the mark likely to cause confusion with the…
  • Jul 1

    TTAB Posts July 2015 Hearing Schedule

    TTAB Posts July 2015 Hearing Schedule
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled six (6) oral hearings for the month of July, as listed below. The hearings will be held in the East Wing of the Madison Building, in Alexandria, Virginia. The hearing schedule and other…
  • Jun 30

    TTABlog Quarterly Index: April - June 2015

    TTABlog Quarterly Index: April - June 2015
    E-mail subscriptions to the TTABlog are available. Just enter your e-mail address in the box on the right to receive a daily update via Feedblitz. You may also follow the blog on Twitter (here). And don't forget to leave your comments! [Note…
Rank this Week: 174

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Covers national and international agriculture issues. By Rincker Law PLLC.

http://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 2

    Overview of Laws Regulating Antibiotics in Livestock & Policy Positions of Stakeholder Group

    Overview of Laws Regulating Antibiotics in Livestock & Policy Positions of Stakeholder Group
    Last week, I gave this presentation for the Association of the Bar for the City of New York‘s Committee on Animal Law and the Health Law Committee.  I gave a few definitions (antibiotics, antimicrobials, vaccines, hormones, feed…
  • Jun 30

    Introducing Ravi Cattry

    Introducing Ravi Cattry
    Ravi Cattry has joined Rincker Law as a part-time associate attorney.  She is licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey and admitted into the Eastern and Southern District Courts of New York. She completed a Bachelor of…
  • Jun 24

    Laws Regulating Antibiotics in Livestock

    Laws Regulating Antibiotics in Livestock
    I am presenting tonight at the Association of the Bar for the City of New York on the laws regulating antibiotics in livestock used for meat and dairy before the Animal Law and Health Law Committees.  During my presentation,…
Rank this Week: 539

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Jul 2

    Forensic Accounting in Construction Claim

    Forensic Accounting in Construction Claim
    Tracy Coenen talks about the prevalence of fraud allegations related to construction projects and the work a forensic accountant can do in construction claims. She goes through the basics of the financial analysis performed on the numbers and…
  • Jun 24

    Ways to Help Prevent Corporate Fraud

    Ways to Help Prevent Corporate Fraud
    Executives have the means to commit and cover up the largest frauds. They have access to the information and computer systems, they have power over all employees and they have access to the money. The finance function is riddled with fraud…
  • Jun 23

    Clues to Financial Statement Fraud

    Clues to Financial Statement Fraud
    Tracy Coenen teaches about some basic signs of financial statement fraud.
Rank this Week: 42

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Covers construction law, government contracts, infrastructure and public-private partnerships. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.gravel2gavel.com/
Rank this Week: 657

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 211

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 590

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Jul 2

    The SEC’s Clawback Proposing Release: 198 Page

    The SEC’s Clawback Proposing Release: 198 Page
    Yesterday, the SEC voted to approve – by the now-norm 3-2 vote – this 198-page proposing release to direct the stock exchanges to adopt clawback listing standards, as required by Section 954 of Dodd-Frank. Comments are due 60 days…
  • Jul 1

    PCAOB’s New Concept Release on Audit Quality Indicator

    PCAOB’s New Concept Release on Audit Quality Indicator
    Yesterday, the PCAOB agreed to issue a concept release about the content and possible uses of audit quality indicators, measures that may provide new insights into audit quality (the actual concept release isn’t posted yet –…
  • Jun 30

    Conflicting Shareholder Proposals: Are Companies Asking for a Trump Card?

    Conflicting Shareholder Proposals: Are Companies Asking for a Trump Card?
    Here’s a blog from Adam Kanzer of Domini Social Investments based on his recent comment letter sent to the SEC: According to a series of letters submitted on behalf of the issuer community, including a joint letter submitted by five…
Rank this Week: 469

Austin Immigration Lawyer Blog

Austin Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration news and family-based immigration law. By Lyttle Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.austinimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    Practice of Detaining Immigrant Families in Detention Centers End

    Practice of Detaining Immigrant Families in Detention Centers End
    Undocumented immigrants residing in the United States face the very real possibility of being deported once they are found by immigration authorities. Every year, hordes of immigrants come to the United States in the hopes of fleeing some…
  • Jun 29

    Issue Involving Immigration Records Conclude

    Issue Involving Immigration Records Conclude
    It would be difficult to tackle the large issue of immigration without running into a number of areas that draw some amount of concern. Various sectors are involved when it comes to the plight of undocumented immigrants. Immigration law…
  • Jun 27

    Department of Homeland Security Designates Nepal for Temporary Protected Statu

    Department of Homeland Security Designates Nepal for Temporary Protected Statu
    For undocumented immigrants, the nature of their status can pose considerable problems for them over the course of their stay in the United States. Fortunately, there are a few things that immigrants can do to address this concern. One of the…
Rank this Week: 290

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Jul 2

    Legal Research Tutorial

    Legal Research Tutorial
    There are lots of excellent legal research videos and tutorials freely available on the web. One of the easiest ways to find them is to search You Tube for your research task (statutory, regulatory etc.), plus the words “legal…
  • Jun 29

    Why do we eat hot dogs and watch fireworks?

    Why do we eat hot dogs and watch fireworks?
    Everyone knows the 4th of July is Independence Day. Most everyone knows that it is Independence Day because that’s when the Declaration of Independence was signed. But how much do you really know about the Declaration itself? The…
  • Jun 26

    Working this summer?

    Working this summer?
    Bloomberg Law, in addition to providing exceptionally useful legal research materials, has a number of guides and tips for excelling in your internship, externship, or clinic placements. If you don’t already have a Bloomberg log in, go…
Rank this Week: 571

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Jul 2

    Pre-Suit Notice Sent Via FedEx Substantially Complied with HCLA

    Pre-Suit Notice Sent Via FedEx Substantially Complied with HCLA
    In Arden v. Kozawa, No. E2013-01598-SC-R11-CV (Tenn. June 30, 2015), the Supreme Court addressed the issue of whether a plaintiff in a medical malpractice ( now known as a “health care liability” ) lawsuit can send pre-suit notice…
  • Jul 1

    The Probable Cause Defense to Malicious Prosecution Claim

    The Probable Cause Defense to Malicious Prosecution Claim
    A recent Court of Appeals decision serves as a good refresher on the elements and defenses in a malicious prosecution case. In Preston v. Blalock, No. M2014-01739-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. May 29, 2015), tenant’s plastic surgery…
  • Jun 26

    Defect in Contstruction Does Not Stop Statute of Repose From Starting to Run

    Defect in Contstruction Does Not Stop Statute of Repose From Starting to Run
    In Tennessee, the construction statute of repose begins to run when a project reaches substantial completion, which is when it can be used for its intended purpose. A flaw in the project will not prevent it from being substantially complete…
Rank this Week: 132

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

Covers fraud, international law, immigration and business formation. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    All of us here at Boyer Law Firm, PL would…

    All of us here at Boyer Law Firm, PL would like to wish you a safe and Happy 4th of July! Our office will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2015 for the Holiday. The post appeared first on boyerlawfirmblog.com.
  • Jun 24

    What is the difference between fraud and misrepresentation?

    What is the difference between fraud and misrepresentation?
    What is the difference between fraud and misrepresentation? Technically, there isn’t one. Fraud is a type of misrepresentation. There is, however, a distinction between fraudulent misrepresentation and negligent misrepresentation. In…
  • Jun 22

    Family Preference Categories for US immigration

    Family Preference Categories for US immigration
    In order for a foreign national to obtain US permanent residence, they need to have a legitimate reason to come to the US, such as for employment, to start and invest in a business, or if they have family in the country. You cannot simply…
Rank this Week: 682

Verdict

Verdict

Provides legal analysis and commentary on topical legal news and cases.

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jul 1

    What City of Los Angeles v. Patel Might Tell Us About Abortion

    What City of Los Angeles v. Patel Might Tell Us About Abortion
    Cornell University law professor Sherry Colb discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in City of Los Angeles v. Patel, in which the Court held facially unconstitutional a statute requiring hotel operators to record, keep, and…
  • Jun 30

    Should Apps Map Illness Like We Map the Weather?

    Should Apps Map Illness Like We Map the Weather?
    University of Washington law professor Anita Ramasastry discusses a new type of mobile app that maps illness in much the same way other apps map weather patterns and warns of the privacy implications these apps pose. Continue reading →
  • Jun 30

    What the Supreme Court Should Have Said in the Confederate Flag Texas License Plate Case

    What the Supreme Court Should Have Said in the Confederate Flag Texas License Plate Case
    UC Davis law professor Vikram David Amar discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc., in which the Court held that Texas could, consistent with the First Amendment,…
Rank this Week: 498

Medical Malpractice & Personal…

Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury Blog

By Abramson, Brown & Dugan.

http://www.nhmedmallawyer.com/
  • Jul 1

    Court Awards $4.2 Million in Surgical Error Malpractice Case

    Court Awards $4.2 Million in Surgical Error Malpractice Case
    A 58-year-old man who lost the use of his right should due to a surgical error has been awarded $4.2 million by a Connecticut Superior Court.  Gregory Leigh lost the use his left shoulder after Dr. Daniel Schwartz damaged Leigh’s…
  • Jun 29

    Study Finds New Hampshire's Community Hospitals Dealing with Extended Patient Stay

    Study Finds New Hampshire's Community Hospitals Dealing with Extended Patient Stay
    New Hampshire's community hospitals have a new problem to confront, according to a new study by Foundation for Healthy Communities in Concord.  The study revealed that many NH patients are staying hospitalized well beyond the time they…
  • Jun 28

    Army Officer Files Lawsuit for Son's Fatal Birth Injurie

    Army Officer Files Lawsuit for Son's Fatal Birth Injurie
    A civil medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed in federal court in Virginia alleging negligence during a vacuum-assisted delivery alleged to have occurred at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, which the plaintiff asserts …
Rank this Week: 736

Karel's Legal Blog

Karel's Legal Blog

Covers law in the Netherlands Antilles. By Karel Frielink.

http://www.curacao-law.com
  • Jul 1

    WETTEN EN WETGEVINGSPROCES

    WETTEN EN WETGEVINGSPROCES
    Tijd voor verbeteringen? Wetten zorgen in onze samenleving voor sturing en ordening. Ze bepalen welke bevoegdheden en verplichtingen we hebben. Ze verschaffen ons vrijheid en stellen tegelijkertijd grenzen daaraan. Wetten zijn er –…
  • Jun 29

    PETITIE VOOR BEHOUD KWALITEIT ONDERWIJS

    PETITIE VOOR BEHOUD KWALITEIT ONDERWIJS
    De minister wil dat leerlingen in Curaçao voortaan makkelijker kunnen slagen voor een havo- of vwo-examen dan leerlingen in Nederland… Klik hier voor de petitie Reactie Rooms Katholiek Centraal Schoolbestuur: Curaçao…
  • Jun 25

    CLIËNTEN EN ADVOCATEN OPGELET!

    CLIËNTEN EN ADVOCATEN OPGELET!
    Met wie heeft de cliënt een contractuele relatie? U heeft een probleem van juridische aard. U belt een advocatenkantoor en wordt doorverbonden met advocaat X. Advocaat X is een partner. Hij werkt twee weken aan uw zaak maar gaat dan met…
Rank this Week: 513

Dewey B Strategic

Dewey B Strategic

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

http://deweybstrategic.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 409

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Access Copyright’s Post-Secondary Tariff – The Glacier is Starting to Melt at the Copyright Board

    Access Copyright’s Post-Secondary Tariff – The Glacier is Starting to Melt at the Copyright Board
    Here is a recent Notice from the Copyright Board concerning the Access Copyright (“AC”) proposal for post-secondary tariffs. This Notice has not yet been posted on the Board’s website, although it was issued at 11:40 AM…
  • Jun 26

    D'OH - Right Case, Wrong Judge

    D'OH - Right Case, Wrong Judge
    It has been discreetly pointed out to me that that I was wrong in a post earlier today about Justice Robert A. Blair, the new Chair of the Copyright Board,  having participated in the 1989 case called R. v. Miles of Music Ltd.,…
  • Jun 25

    Shameful Behaviour of Music Canada

    Shameful Behaviour of Music Canada
    Graham Henderson, Presidenthttp://musiccanada.com/contact/It is totally inappropriate – indeed blatantly disgraceful – for Music Canada to urge an “astrorturf” letter writing campaign to the new Chair of the Copyright…
Rank this Week: 936

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jul 1

    Will Supreme Court ruling reopen death chamber at San Quentin?

    Will Supreme Court ruling reopen death chamber at San Quentin?
    Elisabeth Semel quoted in The Press Enterprise, June 29, 2015 “It is premature to speculate about how this is going to play out,” said Elisabeth Semel. “The future of the death penalty in California is very much up in…
  • Jul 1

    Lawsuits over California water rights are a fight a century in the making

    Lawsuits over California water rights are a fight a century in the making
    Holly Doremus quoted in Los Angeles Times, June 29, 2015 The board “is starting to say certain kinds of uses are unacceptable, even if you hold senior rights, at least under dry conditions,” Doremus said.
  • Jul 1

    States have ‘no obligation’ to accept same-sex marriage ruling

    States have ‘no obligation’ to accept same-sex marriage ruling
    Melissa Murray interviewed by NPR, June 29, 2015 “The United States Supreme Court may not have the power of the purse and the sword like Congress or the executive—Alexander Hamilton famously called the Court the least…
Rank this Week: 22

Kaire & Heffernan Blog

Kaire & Heffernan Blog

By The Law Offices of Mark A. Kaire, P.A.

http://www.kairelaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 1

    Court Holds Medical Malpractice Caps Are Unconstitutional

    Court Holds Medical Malpractice Caps Are Unconstitutional
    Medical Malpractice lawyers in Florida  have long alleged that Caps on Non-Economic damages (Pain and Suffering) were unconstitutional.  Last year, the Florida Supreme Court  in Estate of McCall v. United States, 134 So.…
  • Jun 30

    Florida Hospitals Likely Ripping You Off

    Florida Hospitals Likely Ripping You Off
    It’s always nice when you discover someone out there is looking out for your well being, but is less comforting to realize there are ways you are being ripped off with little power to do anything about it. This is the case when it comes…
  • Jun 28

    Relationship Between School Sports and Stroke

    Relationship Between School Sports and Stroke
    When it comes to K-12 education, school sports sometimes play as big a role as calculators or textbooks. For generations, autumn football games and evening basketball events have been a highlight of the high school experience. Unfortunately,…
Rank this Week: 344

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

Covers environmental law and policy. By Berkeley Law and UCLA Law.

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 1

    Saving California’s Beache

    Saving California’s Beache
    As California’s beach goers and residents well know, erosion and climate change are already impacting the California coastline. Eighty percent of California’s coast is actively eroding, and the latest science projects that sea…
  • Jun 29

    Interpreting Michigan v. EPA

    Interpreting Michigan v. EPA
    In bringing the mercury rule to the Supreme Court, industry was hoping for a ruling that EPA had to balance costs and benefits (and could only include benefits relating to mercury).  What they got was far less than that.  Here,…
  • Jun 29

    MATS Rules Declared Invalid in Michigan v. EPA, 5-4

    MATS Rules Declared Invalid in Michigan v. EPA, 5-4
    The U.S. Supreme Court today struck down EPA’s rules governing toxic emissions from power plants.  My first take on the opinion, by Justice Scalia, is that while the outcome is bad for the agency, the reasoning appears not to be a…
Rank this Week: 659

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

Features news and Information for and about organizational ombuds. By Tom Kosakowski.

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    ENOHE Members Adopt Resolution Re Independence

    ENOHE Members Adopt Resolution Re Independence
    At the most recent annual meeting of the European Network of Ombudsmen in Higher Education, members passed a motion supporting the independence of University Ombuds.  The resolution was recently posted at the ENOHE website.Here is the…
  • Jul 1

    Job Posting: U.S. Department of State

    Job Posting: U.S. Department of State
    The State Department has opened an internal search for an Ombudsman.  The position will serve the entire Department, including all Foreign Service and Civil Service employees, supervisors, managers and senior executives as well as…
  • Jun 29

    Task Force Recommends Reinstatement of Ombuds Program at Dalhousie University

    Task Force Recommends Reinstatement of Ombuds Program at Dalhousie University
    A Report of the Task Force on Misogyny, Sexism and Homophobia in Dalhousie University Faculty of Dentistry released last Friday says the university "should consider establishing a fully funded ombudsperson office comparable to those at other…
Rank this Week: 487

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Covers Utah criminal law and Constitutional issues. By Clayton A. Simms, LLC.

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Jul 1

    Assisted Suicide in Utah

    Assisted Suicide in Utah
    A Logan, Utah man was arrested for reckless endangerment and some weapon charges after he assisted with the suicide of his friend. A 20 year old man dealing with depression accompanied some friends to the home of 48 year old David Schofield…
  • Jun 29

    Racial Hate Crime

    Racial Hate Crime
    The FBI issued a 2013 report (the most current documented hate crime information) which states that racial hate crimes accounted for 48.5% of all hate crimes nationwide. The FBI defines racial and other hate crimes as a crime against a person…
  • Jun 24

    Failed Banks in the United State

    Failed Banks in the United State
    According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), there are on record 540 failed banks in the United States since late 2000. Throughout the recent recession, bank failure spiked during 2010 with 157 going under in that one year…
Rank this Week: 705

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
  • Jul 1

    Drug Cartels in North Texas: Big Business and Felony Crime

    Drug Cartels in North Texas: Big Business and Felony Crime
    In Dallas and Fort Worth, as well as the surrounding area here in North Texas, illegal drugs are a big (very big) business. Criminal defense lawyers here as well as police and prosecutors in both the state and federal systems understand in…
  • Jun 26

    Donley County 2nd Degree Money Laundering Reduced to Misdemeanor and Money Returned

    Donley County 2nd Degree Money Laundering Reduced to Misdemeanor and Money Returned
    Mr. Lowe’s client was stopped by DPS Trooper Danny Nunez and later prosecuted by District Attorney Luke Inman of the 100th Judicial District of Texas (Carson County, Donley County, Hall County, Collingsworth County and Childress…
  • Jun 26

    Dallas Grand Jury “No Billed” Aggravated Sexual Assault

    Dallas Grand Jury “No Billed” Aggravated Sexual Assault
    Mr. Lowe’s client was charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault by the Mesquite Police Department.  The client was accused of holding his ex hostage in his apartment and repeatedly raping her.  The complaining witness even had…
Rank this Week: 572

A Winning Tip

A Winning Tip

Features trial tips from a trial consultant. By Dr. Noelle Nelson.

http://awinningtip.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Explain "Why" to Make Your Case Matter to the Juror

    Explain "Why" to Make Your Case Matter to the Juror
    In a courtroom, it isn't necessarily the attorney with the best facts who wins, but the attorney who best explains the relevance of those facts both to the case and to the jurors.Certainly, you need solid evidence, but here we’re…
  • Jun 1

    A Mind-Boggling Social Experiment Proves the Importance of First Impression

    A Mind-Boggling Social Experiment Proves the Importance of First Impression
    If you ever wondered just how important the jurors’ first impressions of your client and witnesses are, here’s a mind-boggling social experiment, posted on youtube.It shows people walking right past well-known and loved family…
  • May 1

    Don’t Undermine The Value of Your Focus Group

    Don’t Undermine The Value of Your Focus Group
    A focus group has many benefits, among the primary the opinions the “jurors” offer on the case: strengths, weaknesses, validity of themes, etc.  However, focus group jurors can only provide opinions if they are asked the…
Rank this Week: 742

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

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

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Same Sex Marriage and Copyright Redux

    Same Sex Marriage and Copyright Redux
    Back in 2013 when the Supreme Court made its DOMA decision, we reviewed the effect it would have on copyright law. At that time we indicated that the primary effect would be that in states where same-sex marriage is legal, the surviving…
  • Jun 24

    Can I Stop App Maker From Using My eBook Title?

    Can I Stop App Maker From Using My eBook Title?
    Dear Rich: I recently discovered that a new Apple app is using my exact common law trademark -- a phrase associated with my former profession. Through Apple, I contacted the app designer, who said she registered the trademark with the USPTO…
  • Jun 22

    Wants to Use Recycling Logo As Part of Trademark

    Wants to Use Recycling Logo As Part of Trademark
    Dear Rich: I started a small comic book publishing company called Disposable Fiction Comics, LLC. We are using the recycling logo as part of our logo. I know that the recycle logo is part of public domain, but I was considering trademarking…
Rank this Week: 938

Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Jul 1

    UK Gets Ironic by Spying on Amnesty International

    UK Gets Ironic by Spying on Amnesty International
    Pot, meet kettle. As Britain joins other Wassenaar nations in calling to prevent spying against human rights workers, it turns out it has been spying on Amnesty International. The post UK Gets Ironic by Spying on Amnesty International…
  • Jul 1

    This Online Anonymity Box Puts You a Mile Away From Your IP Addre

    This Online Anonymity Box Puts You a Mile Away From Your IP Addre
    It's designed to use a radio connection to add a physical layer of obfuscation to an internet user’s location. The post This Online Anonymity Box Puts You a Mile Away From Your IP Address appeared first on WIRED.
  • Jun 30

    MIT’s Bitcoin-Inspired ‘Enigma’ Lets Computers Mine Encrypted Data

    MIT’s Bitcoin-Inspired ‘Enigma’ Lets Computers Mine Encrypted Data
    MIT says it's found a new, more efficient way to blend data mining with the privacy protections of encryption. The post MIT’s Bitcoin-Inspired ‘Enigma’ Lets Computers Mine Encrypted Data appeared first on WIRED.
Rank this Week: 15

The Courtroom Insight Blog

The Courtroom Insight Blog

Featuring attorney reviews of expert witnesses, litigation consultants, mediators and arbitrators.

http://blog.courtroominsight.com/
  • Jul 1

    Recent Review Highlights Hon. Philip Cortese’s Poor Tactic

    Recent Review Highlights Hon. Philip Cortese’s Poor Tactic
    Hon. Philip Cortese, a New York judge was recently reviewed on Courtroom Insight. This judge was rated 1.0 out of 5.0 in every category (legal ability, objectivity and impartiality, communication skills and demeanor).…
  • Jun 18

    Historical Success Rate of Daubert Challenges, 1993-2014

    Historical Success Rate of Daubert Challenges, 1993-2014
    The most critical component of a challenge to expert witness testimony is arguably the disposition, or outcome of the challenge.  In an effort to better understand trends in how judges rule on whether to allow experts to testify given…
  • May 27

    Judicial Opinions Gaining a lot of Traction

    Judicial Opinions Gaining a lot of Traction
    We are already receiving lots of positive feedback about our new judicial opinions.   Here is one example excerpt that shows why these references are so valuable: The individuals proffered as experts by plaintiff are incompetent to…
Rank this Week: 575

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Covers listing decisions, critical habitats and endangered species litigation. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
Rank this Week: 760

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Jul 1

    DadsDivorce LIVE: White House Council On Boys & Men

    DadsDivorce LIVE: White House Council On Boys & Men
    The proposal for a White House Council on Boys and Men was originally inspired in response to the creation of the White House Council on Women and Girls. According to Coalition to Create a White House Council On Boys and Men Commissioner…
  • Jun 30

    4 Things Recent Research Has Taught Us About Fatherhood

    4 Things Recent Research Has Taught Us About Fatherhood
    There is no shortage of research regarding the importance of engaged fathers. Over the years there have been numerous studies that prove, without a doubt, it is crucial for children to have Dad involved in their lives. However, there is a…
  • Jun 29

    Who Decides The Meds A Child Takes When Custody Is Split?

    Who Decides The Meds A Child Takes When Custody Is Split?
    Question: What rights do I have when it comes to deciding what medications my child takes? My son has ADHD and my ex and I disagree about what medication he needs to take. We have split custody and I am the primary parent. Answer: I do not…
Rank this Week: 376

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Jul 1

    The Death Penalty Has an Innocence Problem — and Its Days Are Numbered

    The Death Penalty Has an Innocence Problem — and Its Days Are Numbered
    The demise of the death penalty is upon us. While the Supreme Court ruled this week to allow the continued use of a controversial lethal injection drug, Justice Stephen Breyer’s sweeping dissent invited the nation to question capital…
  • Jul 1

    NYPD Needs More Than Rainbows to Show Its Support for LGBT Right

    NYPD Needs More Than Rainbows to Show Its Support for LGBT Right
    When the Supreme Court ruled for full marriage equality Friday, the New York Police Department joined the ACLU and the throngs of other groups that turned their logos rainbow. But that support of the LGBT community does not extend to the…
  • Jul 1

    The Supreme Court Strikes a Blow Against Partisan Gerrymandering

    The Supreme Court Strikes a Blow Against Partisan Gerrymandering
    On Monday the United States Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, which preserved a vital weapon against partisan gerrymandering, a practice which artificially…
Rank this Week: 36

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jul 1

    OPINION: Masters Group v. Comerica

    OPINION: Masters Group v. Comerica
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DEBT DA 14-0113, 2015 MT 192, MASTERS GROUP INTERNATIONAL, INC., Third-Party Plaintiff and Appellee, v. COMERICA BANK, Third-Party Defendant and Appellant.
  • Jul 1

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Marriage of Keruti

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Marriage of Keruti
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DOMESTIC RELATIONS DA 14-0549, 2015 MT 191N, IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: MONICA KITZMILLER-KERUTIS, Petitioner and Appellee, and BRIAN DAVID…
  • Jul 1

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Helvey v. MEA-MFT

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Helvey v. MEA-MFT
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – BREACH OF CONTRACT DA 14-0612, 2015 MT 190N, ANGELA E. HELVEY, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. MONTANA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, MONTANA FEDERATION OF…
Rank this Week: 19

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
  • Jul 1

    Revisionsaufsicht über ausländische Unternehmen

    Revisionsaufsicht über ausländische Unternehmen
    Der Bundesrat hat die Botschaft für eine Änderung des Revisionsaufsichtsgesetzes im Zusammenhang mit der extraterritorialen Zuständigkeit der Revisionsaufsichtsbehörde (RAB) verabschiedet und gleichzeitig den…
  • Jul 1

    Bundesrat: Geänderte JSV und WZVV in Kraft gesetzt

    Bundesrat: Geänderte JSV und WZVV in Kraft gesetzt
    Einer Medienmitteilung vom 1. Juli 2015 ist zu entnehmen, dass der Bundesrat die revidierte Verordnung über die Jagd und den Schutz wildlebender Säugetiere und Vögel (JSV, SR 922.01) und die revidierte Verordnung über die…
  • Jul 1

    BR: Löschung ungerechtfertigter Zahlungsbefehle / Stellungnahme des BR

    BR: Löschung ungerechtfertigter Zahlungsbefehle / Stellungnahme des BR
    Der Bundesrat hat am 1. Juli 2015 Stellung genommen zum Bericht der Kommission für Rechtsfragen des Nationalrates vom 19. Februar 2015 betreffend die parlamentarische Initiative 09.530 «Löschung ungerechtfertigter…
Rank this Week: 285

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Jul 1

    Radio Berkman 221: How to Stop Traffic

    Radio Berkman 221: How to Stop Traffic
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg The International Labour Organization estimates that between forced labor and the commercial sex trade, more than 20 million men, women, and children are being trafficked internationally. The web plays…
  • Jun 30

    Ali Hashmi on Ideology and Text: Classifying and Analyzing Discourse using Machine Learning [AUDIO]

    Ali Hashmi on Ideology and Text: Classifying and Analyzing Discourse using Machine Learning [AUDIO]
    We can use technology to uncover patterns in data. But it’s much harder to uncover an “ideology” embedded in text. In this talk, Ali Hashmi — a researcher at the MIT Center for Civic Media — discusses a tool he…
  • Jun 30

    Ali Hashmi on Ideology and Text: Classifying and Analyzing Discourse using Machine Learning

    Ali Hashmi on Ideology and Text: Classifying and Analyzing Discourse using Machine Learning
    We can use technology to uncover patterns in data. But it’s much harder to uncover an “ideology” embedded in text. In this talk, Ali Hashmi — a researcher at the MIT Center for Civic Media — discusses a tool he…
Rank this Week: 684

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/
  • Jul 1

    Paul Bland Op-Ed on Womack-Graves Arbitration Amendment

    Paul Bland Op-Ed on Womack-Graves Arbitration Amendment
    Here. Excerpt: * * * Congressmen Steve Womack (AR-3) and Tom Graves (GA-14) wrote an amendment to an appropriations bill that ignores all the evidence in the [2015 CFPB Arbitration] report. Unsurprisingly, they both have received consistent…
  • Jul 1

    New York State and CFPB target student debt relief scam

    New York State and CFPB target student debt relief scam
    By guest blogger Jessica Ranucci New York state officials announced today that a student loan debt relief provider is shutting down operations after an investigation by the state’s Student Protection Unit. The company, Inveractiv…
  • Jul 1

    FDA looks to regulate liquid nicotine, e-cigarette

    FDA looks to regulate liquid nicotine, e-cigarette
    The Food and Drug Administration has issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking "seeking comments, data, research, and/or other information related to nicotine exposure warnings and child-resistant packaging for liquid nicotine,…
Rank this Week: 446

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

Covers law firm marketing, including advertising, blogging and sales.

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Jul 1

    Following up with Anonymous Visitors to Your Website

    Following up with Anonymous Visitors to Your Website
    Just today I noticed that a 100-lawyer Florida law firm visited my blog and the visitor read one of my most popular articles, Personality: Why 25% of Lawyers Can't Sell. I took a guess that the visitor was the marketing director of…
  • Jun 25

    Billons in Attorneys' Fees Earned. It's Time to Get Your Share

    Billons in Attorneys' Fees Earned. It's Time to Get Your Share
    Why let a few firms collect all the fees in Mass Torts? You have the skills, so let Mass Tort Nexus give you the  proven step-by-step road map to add a Mass Tort docket to your practice in thirty days. This is the only purely educational…
  • Jun 18

    New KickFire Browser App Helps with Sales Prospecting

    New KickFire Browser App Helps with Sales Prospecting
    KickFire is a handy new sales prospecting tool that works in your internet browser. It can be used free with a trial account. It works when you visit the web site of a prospective customer and click on…
Rank this Week: 237