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New York Law Notes

New York Law Notes

Provides a summary of an Appellate Division case of special interest to New York practitioners.

http://drdiekman.podbean.com
  • Aug 21

    A landowner's duty to warn.

    A landowner's duty to warn.
    Practice point:  A property owner must act as a reasonable person in maintaining his or her property in a reasonably safe condition in view of all the attendant circumstances. Encompassed within this duty is the concomitant duty to…
  • Aug 20

    Dismissal for neglect to proceed.

    Dismissal for neglect to proceed.
    Practice point:  Where a party unreasonably neglects to proceed in an action or otherwise delays in prosecuting the action, or unreasonably fails to serve and file a note of issue, the court, on its own initiative or on a motion, may…
  • Aug 19

    The statute of frauds and a subscribed memorandum.

    The statute of frauds and a subscribed memorandum.
    Practice point:  To satisfy the statute of frauds, a memorandum, subscribed by the party to be charged, must designate the parties, identify and describe the subject matter, and state all of the essential terms of a complete …
Rank this Week: 316

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Aug 20

    ABA Section of International Law Committee Award

    ABA Section of International Law Committee Award
    The American Bar Association Section of International Law announced the recipients of its various committee awards. Congratulations to all. Get the ful list of award recipients by clicking here. (mew)
  • Aug 20

    ABA Section of International Law Fall Meeting in Buenos Aire

    ABA Section of International Law Fall Meeting in Buenos Aire
    The American Bar Association Section of International Law will hold its first Fall Meeting in South Amreica. The event will be held from October 20-25 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. For those of you going to the meeting, and those who...
  • Aug 19

    UN Secretary-General Urges Missouri to Respect Right to Peaceful Assembly

    UN Secretary-General Urges Missouri to Respect Right to Peaceful Assembly
    As protests intensify over the killing of an American teenager in Missouri, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged all parties to exercise restraint and for authorities to respect the right to peaceful assembly. According to…
Rank this Week: 720

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports, and other matters of general interest to the Houston business, professional, and academic communities. Published by Houston attorney Tom Kirkendall.

http://blog.kir.com/
Rank this Week: 283

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 116

iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D.

A site for lawyers using the iPhone. By Jeff Richardson.

http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/
  • Aug 20

    Free iPad CLE in New Orleans tomorrow

    Free iPad CLE in New Orleans tomorrow
    If you are in the New Orleans area and you want to get an hour of CLE credit tomorrow while you listen to me talk about using an iPad in a law practice, I am told that there are still...
  • Aug 19

    2014 ABA Tech Survey shows more attorneys using iPhones, but iPad use holds steady

    2014 ABA Tech Survey shows more attorneys using iPhones, but iPad use holds steady
    Every year, the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center conducts a survey to gauge the use of legal technology by attorneys in the United States. My thoughts on the prior reports are located here: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010. No survey is...
  • Aug 18

    Lawyer iPhone and iPad stories: Will Harrelson

    Lawyer iPhone and iPad stories: Will Harrelson
    From time to time, attorneys who read iPhone J.D. write to tell me how they are using their iPhone or iPad in their practice. I love to read these stories, and with permission I like to share some of them...
Rank this Week: 982

miabogadoenlinea.net

miabogadoenlinea.net

Notas de derecho mexicano y del mundo. Asesoría en derecho.

http://www.miabogadoenlinea.net
  • Aug 20

    Juicio contra artista australiano por pornografía infantil

    Juicio contra artista australiano por pornografía infantil
    Ante la Corte de Magistrados de Melbourne, Australia, se está dirimiendo una controversia entre el arte y el delito en el caso contra Paul Yore, un artista de 26 años, quien está siendo acusado de poseer y utilizar…
  • Aug 20

    Corte en Chile falla en contra de tomas de escuela

    Corte en Chile falla en contra de tomas de escuela
    El pasado lunes la Corte de Apelaciones de Santiago, Chile, falló a favor de un recurso presentado por apoderados del Instituto Nacional José Miguel Carrera y de padres de familia para evitar nuevas tomas de esta…
  • Aug 20

    Barcelona podrá hacer nuevas contrataciones hasta el 2016

    Barcelona podrá hacer nuevas contrataciones hasta el 2016
    La Comisión de Apelación de la Federación Internacional de Futbol Asociación ha decidido rechazar los recursos interpuestos por el club español FC Barcelona y la Real Federación Española de…
Rank this Week: 115

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

Covers biotech and pharma patent law and news. By McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP.

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Aug 20

    Domestic Cat Genome Sequenced

    Domestic Cat Genome Sequenced
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Earlier this month, an international effort* led by Stephen J. O'Brien at the Oceanographic Center, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida reported the complete genomic sequencing of the domestic cat,…
  • Aug 19

    Apotex Inc. v. UCB, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)

    Apotex Inc. v. UCB, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Last week, the Federal Circuit affirmed a finding of inequitable conduct in Apotex v. USB, a relatively rare occurrence in the years after the Federal Circuit's decision in Therasense v. Becton, Dickenson. In the…
  • Aug 18

    I/P Engine, Inc. v. AOL Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)

    I/P Engine, Inc. v. AOL Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)
    By Michael Borella -- Ever since the 2010 Supreme Court opinion in Bilski v. Kappos was handed down, the debate over the scope of patent-eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 has been at times stimulating, complex, comical, and frustrating.…
Rank this Week: 143

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: 339

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

Covers False Claims Act and related statutes. By Ben Vernia.

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 235

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

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

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Aug 20

    Sure, The Thought Of Getting Married Can Give You The Jitters, But This?

    Sure, The Thought Of Getting Married Can Give You The Jitters, But This?
    People get cold feet all the time, and there are several ways to deal with it. You probably haven’t thought of this one, as reported by The Daily Mail: A fiancé faked his own death by telephoning his partner and pretending to be…
  • Aug 19

    You Fell For The Old “Diversion-Style” Burglary?

    You Fell For The Old “Diversion-Style” Burglary?
    As criminal schemes go, this actually isn’t a bad one. So no slamming the victim today. As reported by per NJ.com: According to Montclair Detective Lt. David O’Dowd, the “diversion-style” burglary hit a Fairview Place…
  • Aug 18

    Location, Location, Location – No, Not Real Estate … Tweeting

    Location, Location, Location – No, Not Real Estate … Tweeting
    Everyone has heard the old saying about real estate – location, location, location. If you didn’t think that this applies to tweeting, you will now. As reported by The Arab Times: The Misdemeanor Court sentenced a Twitter user to…
Rank this Week: 141

Chicago Accident Lawyer Blog

Chicago Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident news and case law. By Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C.

http://www.chicagoaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Defendants, Liability, and Compensation Sources in Bicycle Accident

    Defendants, Liability, and Compensation Sources in Bicycle Accident
    The Chicago lawyers of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. represent victims seeking compensation for injuries and losses sustained in bicycle accidents. Personal Injury claims extending from bike crashes can be complex, in the sense that there are…
  • Aug 19

    Bicyclists Reminded to Check Bikes for Safety Recall

    Bicyclists Reminded to Check Bikes for Safety Recall
    The Bicycle Crash Attorneys of Attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. represent the victims and family members of those injured or killed in a bicycling-related accident. According to a study by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, as…
  • Aug 18

    Recent Bike Crashes in Chicago Area Raises Concerns over Bicycling Safety

    Recent Bike Crashes in Chicago Area Raises Concerns over Bicycling Safety
    The Attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. have repeatedly voiced our concerns over the safety of bicyclists in our communities. Increased ridership over the past few years has brought not only more accidents, but a wider variation in…
Rank this Week: 867

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

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

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Aug 20

    Ms. JD Pre-Law: Insights from the Ms. JD Board Recap Part II

    Ms. JD Pre-Law: Insights from the Ms. JD Board Recap Part II
    Ms. JD's second online pre-law event took place last night as a group of the Ms. JD Board of Directors shared their pre-law insights in a Google Hangout! In case you missed it, you can check out the YouTube video below to catch…
  • Aug 19

    A Firm of Their Own: Mikayla Kellogg and Kelly Van Aken

    A Firm of Their Own: Mikayla Kellogg and Kelly Van Aken
    I've been following the law firm of Toscano Kellogg & Van Aken since the firm launch, not only because the partners were law school classmates of mine, but because it's wonderful to watch two smart, dynamic women (along…
  • Aug 19

    A Firm of Their Own: Mikayla Kellogg and Kelly Van Aken

    A Firm of Their Own: Mikayla Kellogg and Kelly Van Aken
    ​ I've been following the law firm of Toscano Kellogg & Van Aken since the firm launch, not only because the partners were law school classmates of mine, but because it's wonderful to watch two smart, dynamic women (along…
Rank this Week: 123

The Law Offices of Gordon P.…

The Law Offices of Gordon P. Firemark

Covers art, entertainment law, film finance and intellectual property.

http://firemark.com
  • Aug 20

    Entertainment Law Update Podcast episode 54

    Entertainment Law Update Podcast episode 54
      Episode 54 of my Entertainment Law Update podcast Is now online. Listen here or visit http://entertainmentlawupdate.com/54   In this Episode: [hide] 1 Ed O’Bannon Victory over NCAA 2 Monkey Self-Portrait Copyright 3…
  • Jul 24

    Entertainment Law Update Podcast episode 53

    Entertainment Law Update Podcast episode 53
      Episode 53 of my Entertainment Law Update podcast Is now online. Listen here or visit http://entertainmentlawupdate.com/53    In this Episode: [hide] 1 Redskins Trademark Cancelled For Being Derogatory 2 Trademark Office…
  • Jul 15

    Publication: Case Note on Aereo decision published in Texas State Bar Entertainment Law Section Newsletter

    Publication: Case Note on Aereo decision published in Texas State Bar Entertainment Law Section Newsletter
    Gordon Firemark's case note on the July 2014 Aereo decision by the U.S. Supreme Court was published in TESLAW, the newsletter of the Texas State Bar Sports and Entertainment Law Section. The article is reposted here.
Rank this Week: 917

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

Covers estate taxes, payroll taxes, sales taxes, tax evasion and tax fraud. By Russ Fox.

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Aug 20

    A Passive Activity Case Goes to the Taxpayer

    A Passive Activity Case Goes to the Taxpayer
    We’re going to see a lot more IRS activity regarding “passive” activities in the coming years. The Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare) added a new Net Investment Tax that impacts passive activities. Many taxpayers will be…
  • Aug 18

    FBAR Filing Follie

    FBAR Filing Follie
    Joe Kristan reported last week that you cannot use Adobe Acrobat to file the FBAR; you must use Adobe Reader. In fact, if you have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer and use Adobe Reader it won’t work either. Well, I have some…
  • Aug 17

    A Golden Scheme Leads to ClubFed

    A Golden Scheme Leads to ClubFed
    If there’s one phrase I’ve used over and over on this blog, it’s if it sounds too good to be true it probably is. But greed is a powerful motivating force. For example, consider Yamashita’s gold. Yamashita’s gold…
Rank this Week: 514

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Covers broker fraud, investor fraud, marketing timing, and securities fraud. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    SEC Examines Municipal Advisers and Alternative Mutual Funds, Reviews “Wrap-Fee” Account

    SEC Examines Municipal Advisers and Alternative Mutual Funds, Reviews “Wrap-Fee” Account
    The Securities and Exchange Commission introduced a two-year plan to examine municipal advisers who assist localities and states to raise money in the $3.7 trillion municipal bond market. During this period, regulators plan to look at a…
  • Aug 19

    FINRA Investor Alert Warns About Scams Touting Ebola Cure and Other Viral Disease Stock Scheme

    FINRA Investor Alert Warns About Scams Touting Ebola Cure and Other Viral Disease Stock Scheme
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has put out an investor alert warning against buying stocks in companies claiming to combat viral diseases. The self-regulatory organization says it knows of several possible schemes involving stock…
  • Aug 18

    SEC Files Charges in $4.5M Houston-Based Pump-and-Dump Scam

    SEC Files Charges in $4.5M Houston-Based Pump-and-Dump Scam
    The SEC has filed charges against Chimera Energy, a Houston-based penny stock scam, and four individuals for their purported involvement in a pump-and-dump scam that made over $4.5 million in illicit proceeds. Investors were led to believe…
Rank this Week: 159

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

Focuses on issues and the differences in how the law relates to economic organizations, political organizations, religious, ethnic and family organizations. By Penn State Dickinson School of Law Professor Larry Catá Backer.

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 916

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    Peter Carfagna to teach MOOC course on Representing the Professional Athlete

    Peter Carfagna to teach MOOC course on Representing the Professional Athlete
    Our good friend, Harvard Law School sports law professor Peter Carfagna, has let us know that Case Western Reserve University School of Law, via the Coursera platform, will be offering Peter's "Representing the Professional Athlete Course" as…
  • Aug 20

    Daniel Wallach on settlement reached in Steve Moore, Todd Bertuzzi case

    Daniel Wallach on settlement reached in Steve Moore, Todd Bertuzzi case
    It has taken over a decade, but there is a settlement over litigation stemming from the vicious hit by Todd Bertuzi against Steve Moore.  The hit ended Moore's career and led to a $68 million lawsuit.Sports attorney Daniel Wallach of…
  • Aug 19

    Turning Pro in Hockey

    Turning Pro in Hockey
    For the sports of basketball and football, the draft entry rules and the NCAA eligibility rules are simple--once someone submits their name to the draft, and they don't pull out prior to the draft, they become ineligible to play in college…
Rank this Week: 695

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 477

Practical Academic

Practical Academic

Covers the developments in arbitration and contract law in India and elsewhere.

http://www.practicalacademic.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 644

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Aug 20

    SC Halts Beginning of Same Sex Marriage in Virginia

    SC Halts Beginning of Same Sex Marriage in Virginia
    Just recently, the Supreme Court temporarily halted the beginning of gay marriages in Virginia, a move many expected in the lead up to the consideration of the justices on the constitutional matter. The court gave a grant to delay in an order…
  • Aug 20

    Judge Goes Against Anna Nicole Smith in Inheritance Battle

    Judge Goes Against Anna Nicole Smith in Inheritance Battle
    An attempt that took years from the estate of deceased and ex-Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith to take in tens of millions of dollars from her deceased husband’s family came to an end in federal court earlier this week. David Carter, a U.S.…
  • Aug 18

    Win for Google and Allies Stomps Causes Vringo Shares to Plummet

    Win for Google and Allies Stomps Causes Vringo Shares to Plummet
    Live and die by the patent. That’s typically the fate of today’s intellectual property firms, with Vringo feeling the sting. The NY-based firm has 500-plus patents and applications that covers internet search, handheld technologies, and…
Rank this Week: 403

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

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

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Aug 20

    Utah Group Tackles Recidivism; Examines Non-Violent Crime Sentencing

    Utah Group Tackles Recidivism; Examines Non-Violent Crime Sentencing
    On Thursday, August 14, in what will be the first of many meetings, a Utah subcommittee met to discuss the problem of Utah’s growing prison population. Among the topics addressed by the subcommittee were Utah recidivism rates, the…
  • Aug 18

    Aggravated Assault Charges Result After Utah Altercation

    Aggravated Assault Charges Result After Utah Altercation
    A confrontation on Thursday, August 14, in South Salt Lake led to a shooting that put one man in jail and another in critical condition. The man arrested has been charged with aggravated assault and other charges. Probably Not Just a Social…
  • Aug 13

    Sixth Amendment Violation the Basis for Court of Appeals Decision

    Sixth Amendment Violation the Basis for Court of Appeals Decision
    When it comes to the United States Constitution and how it affects a person suspected of committing a crime, perhaps the most important amendment is the Sixth Amendment, which states: “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall…
Rank this Week: 551

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
Rank this Week: 407

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Covers class actions against insurance companies. By Robinson & Cole LLP.

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
  • Aug 20

    Summer Reading on Insurance Class Action

    Summer Reading on Insurance Class Action
    If you read this blog, you have an interest in the very exciting subject of class actions against insurance companies. Either that or, more likely, it’s useful to your job to read the blog. If you have some downtime as the Summer winds…
  • Aug 20

    Affirmative Defenses Must Be Addressed In Class Certification Order, According To Texas Court of Appeal

    Affirmative Defenses Must Be Addressed In Class Certification Order, According To Texas Court of Appeal
    A recent decision of the Texas Court of Appeals in Austin (Third District) caught my eye. Not because it involved insurance; rather, it was a securities class action challenging a board of directors’ approval of a corporate transaction.…
  • Jul 31

    Insights from DRI Class Action Seminar 2014 – Part 2

    Insights from DRI Class Action Seminar 2014 – Part 2
    Here is part two of my insights from DRI’s 2014 class action seminar held last week: Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund Decision:  Aaron Streett, who  argued the Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. case in the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 792

Southern California Injury Law…

Southern California Injury Law Blog

Covers car accidents, dog bites, injuries, insurance disputes, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and wills and trusts. By Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie.

http://www.californiainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Peanut & Almond Butter Sold in Health & Grocery Stores Recalled

    Peanut & Almond Butter Sold in Health & Grocery Stores Recalled
    Peanut butter is a semi-solid and can therefore hold peaks. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Whether you buy your peanut or almond butter at Whole Foods, Trader Joes, or Ralphs, you should throw it out and contact the producer, nSpired Natural Foods…
  • Aug 19

    L.A. Council: Fix Sidewalks with Biggest Risk of Legal Liability First

    L.A. Council: Fix Sidewalks with Biggest Risk of Legal Liability First
    (Photo credit: Wikipedia)In their 40 years practicing personal injury law in California, the lawyers in our office have handled hundreds of cases involving pedestrians injured in accidents that were the result of the failure of city…
  • Aug 15

    Anyone Hear of Morgellons?

    Anyone Hear of Morgellons?
    I was introduced to this terrible condition two years ago. So why discuss this today? How is it relevant to you? Please take a moment to read on. A good friend started having breakouts that caused him to feel like bugs were crawling under…
Rank this Week: 393

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    140 Law is Taking a Break

    140 Law is Taking a Break
    We will be taking a short hiatus from 140 Law, in furtherance of that elusive work-life balance thing we keep hearing so much about (not to mention the domestic bliss that will undoubtedly emerge as I spend a bit less time with my nose…
  • Aug 20

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, August 20, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, August 20, 2014:Heavy Meta: Maine Man, 19, Poses For New Mug Shot Wearing T-Shirt With Photo Of His Old Mug ShotJulian Assange will not leave embassy until assured…
  • Aug 19

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, August 19, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, August 19, 2014: Despite Supreme Court turndown raw milk activist won’t pay fine | Better Farming Report into Lac-Megantic tragedy to be released today…
Rank this Week: 102

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Aug 20

    Let's Stop Whistling Dixie: Missouri's Toxic Political Culture Must Change

    Let's Stop Whistling Dixie: Missouri's Toxic Political Culture Must Change
    Quite properly, journalistic reaction to events in Ferguson, Missouri, has focused on the militarization of the police, on the role of racism in the killing of unarmed African-American men, and on the political disenfranchisement that allows…
  • Aug 18

    Satanists, Hobby Lobby, and Free Speech

    Satanists, Hobby Lobby, and Free Speech
    The Huffington Post reports here that a Satanic religious group is citing Hobby Lobby to claim that the rights to religious freedom of women belonging to the group would be violated by abortion materials required by informed consent laws.…
  • Aug 7

    Reflections on Public Unions and First Amendment Imperialism

    Reflections on Public Unions and First Amendment Imperialism
    I argued in a recent post here that the Supreme Court has prepared the way to overturn a 40 year old precedent that has protected the financial stability of public unions. Abood v. Detroit Board of Education held that objecting members of a…
Rank this Week: 879

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Aug 20

    Lexis for Microsoft Office 4.2: Read Our Exclusive Report

    Lexis for Microsoft Office 4.2: Read Our Exclusive Report
    Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers software that adds legal research and litigation drafting tools to Microsoft Office via the Ribbon (see article below), a scanner rental service, an iPhone time management app, and a cloud practice…
  • Aug 20

    Review of Pertino Plus Five Google+ Local Tip

    Review of Pertino Plus Five Google+ Local Tip
    Coming today to SmallLaw: Once upon a time, even solo practices had a file server. Then the cloud arrived. Law firms eschewed buying a "headless" computer given the much lower cost of Dropbox. But law firms eventually realized that…
  • Aug 19

    Secrets to Successful Law Firm Mergers Plus All the Inside Baseball From the Past Week

    Secrets to Successful Law Firm Mergers Plus All the Inside Baseball From the Past Week
    Coming today to BigLaw: Our editorial team has assembled links to all the inside baseball announced by America's largest law firms during the past week in an easy-to-scan format. You'll also find must-read analysis, rankings, trends, etc.…
Rank this Week: 265

Pennsylvania Injury Lawyer Blog

Pennsylvania Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers auto accidents, environmental toxins, nursing home abuse and wrongful death. By Anapol Schwartz.

http://www.pennsylvania-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Patients Kept in the Dark about Morcellation Cancer Risk

    Patients Kept in the Dark about Morcellation Cancer Risk
    Power morcellators have been used in hysterectomies and myomectomies -- the removal of uterine fibroids -- for two decades. Morcellation is used to break uterine tissue into tiny fragments for removal. In April 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug…
  • Aug 18

    Personal Injury Lawyer Jim Ronca Named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyer

    Personal Injury Lawyer Jim Ronca Named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyer
    Philadelphia personal injury Lawyer Jim Ronca, a partner at Anapol Schwartz, was named Philadelphia Lawyer of the Year in the 2015 edition of Philadelphia’s Best Lawyers. Philadelphia's Best Lawyers, a part of The Best Lawyers in…
  • Aug 12

    Obtaining Justice with a Bus Accident Lawyer

    Obtaining Justice with a Bus Accident Lawyer
    Millions of passengers rely on buses and other forms of public transportation to get them from point A to point B on a daily basis. As passengers, we trust that the bus driver will safely get us to our destination. This is not always the…
Rank this Week: 616

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    New Paper on the Fourteenth Amendment.

    New Paper on the Fourteenth Amendment.
    I have just posted "Constructing Constitutional Politics: Thaddeus Stevens, John Bingham and the Forgotten Fourteenth Amendment" on SSRN.  The abstract of the paper is as follows:This paper maintains that Thaddeus Stevens and other…
  • Aug 20

    Taking Liberties with the Last Word

    Taking Liberties with the Last Word
    Rob WeinerSometimes, lawyers are fortunate that an opponent does not get the opportunity to reply to their argument and they get the last, unchallenged, word on an issue.  The Halbig case presents a prime example.  On Monday, the…
  • Aug 20

    War and Peace in Time and Space

    War and Peace in Time and Space
    My new paper War and Peace in Time and Space was inspired/provoked by the indomitable Yxta Maya Murray, who invited me to participate in a symposium on Law, Peace and Violence: Jurisprudence and the Possibilities of Peace at Seattle…
Rank this Week: 195

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoduilawyerblog.net/
  • Aug 20

    Cook County State's Attorney: Stricter Gun Laws, Relax Pot Law

    Cook County State's Attorney: Stricter Gun Laws, Relax Pot Law
    According to Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez, Illinois needs to relax marijuana laws and create tougher gun laws. Before a special legislative panel, Alvarez explained that in order to deter street violence with limited resources,…
  • Aug 11

    New Illinois Law: "Sign and Drive" for Traffic Ticket

    New Illinois Law: "Sign and Drive" for Traffic Ticket
    A new Illinois law eliminates the requirement that drivers post their license as bail for certain traffic tickets. The "Sign and Drive" law (Senate Bill 2583) permits the driver's signature on the traffic citation to guarantee their…
  • Jul 29

    Highland Park Doctor Accused of Issuing Fake Medical Cannabis Eligibilty Form

    Highland Park Doctor Accused of Issuing Fake Medical Cannabis Eligibilty Form
    A Highland Park doctor faces allegations of issuing a fake medical cannabis eligibility form to a 79-year old patient. According to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Dr. Joseph Starkman met with the patient for…
Rank this Week: 424

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

Covers family law the the family justice system in the United Kingdom.

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Aug 20

    Hashtag keepitoutofcourt

    Hashtag keepitoutofcourt
    I’ve noticed that the MoJ twitter account has a fondness for the hashtag #keepitoutofcourt *. So they will no doubt be doubly pleased today. Firstly, because in an innovative new form of Non Court Dispute Resolution that really does…
  • Aug 17

    Views both sought and offered

    Views both sought and offered
    The thirteenth View is with us. Just in case anyone was wondering what was the significance of last week’s shower or unheralded attachments and zip files – View the Thirteenth explains all. And there is more Transparency up for…
  • Aug 15

    Stuff

    Stuff
    Been a bit rubbish with the blogging lately. Been busy trying to work out how to staunch the loss of income caused by legal aid cuts and changing patterns of briefing as a result of the impact of legal aid cuts on sols…all whilst being…
Rank this Week: 547

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

Covers human resources and other workforce management, compensation and employee benefits laws, policies and practices. By Solutions Law Press.

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 545

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Aug 20

    A loss, is a tie, is a win.

    A loss, is a tie, is a win.
    The Connecticut Bar Association voted on whether to sign onto a brief in support of a firearms law. The House of Delegates voted yes, 2-1, but there was a referendum petition. A vote was taken. By a vote of 734-729 (5 votes), the members…
  • Aug 12

    That’s one way to do it

    That’s one way to do it
    It is a pretty common story — “christians” protest other people having fun. In this case, a church in Ohio decided that it is their business to protest a strip club and to harass its patrons. What makes the story uncommon…
  • Aug 12

    California Considers “Affirmative Consent” Requirement for Sex at College

    California Considers “Affirmative Consent” Requirement for Sex at College
    The motivation for this law is noble – who doesn’t want college kids to consent before sex? If SB-967 passes, then California colleges will be required to adopt policies that require “an affirmative, unambiguous and…
Rank this Week: 311

School Board News

School Board News

Covers No Child Left Behind, privitization, religion, school law, special education and more. By the National School Boards Association.

http://schoolboardnews.nsba.org/
  • Aug 20

    PDK/Gallup Poll Reflects Americans’ Support for School Board Governance

    PDK/Gallup Poll Reflects Americans’ Support for School Board Governance
    Local Community Public Schools Earn High Marks – A & B – From Public School Parents National School Boards Association (NSBA) Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel joined William “Bill” J. Bushaw, Chief Executive…
  • Aug 19

    NSBA mourns the passing of school law leader Ann Little Majestic

    NSBA mourns the passing of school law leader Ann Little Majestic
    Ann Majestic was elected to the National School Boards Association (NSBA) Council of School Attorneys (COSA) Board of Directors in 1991, and served as the Chair from spring of 1998 to spring of 1999. In 2012, Ann was awarded COSA’s…
  • Aug 11

    As students go back to school, schools prepare for unaccompanied immigrant children

    As students go back to school, schools prepare for unaccompanied immigrant children
    This is posting appeared in the National School Boards Association’s Legal Clips. Since this posting came out, NSBA has also been featured on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” and on NBC-owned local affiliates: As reported…
Rank this Week: 201

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
  • Aug 20

    Ahora Si – Protégete conociendo tus derechos laborale

    Ahora Si – Protégete conociendo tus derechos laborale
    Visto desde un punto de vista, la situación laboral en el estado de Texas podría ser considerada como una de las mejores en la nación. To read the entire article, click here.
  • Aug 18

    El Diario – Enfrentan ‘pizcadores’ de chile jornadas mal pagada

    El Diario – Enfrentan ‘pizcadores’ de chile jornadas mal pagada
    Como cada año, la temporada de cosecha del chile significa una importante derrama económica para la región sur de Nuevo México. Sin embargo, para los trabajadores del campo la situación ha cambiado poco. To…
  • Aug 13

    My San Antonio – S.A. lawyers recognized for pro bono program

    My San Antonio – S.A. lawyers recognized for pro bono program
    The San Antonio Bar Association’s Community Justice Program has been recognized by the State Bar of Texas for its work helping low-income residents access legal help. To read the entire story, click here.
Rank this Week: 501

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Aug 20

    PASPA, Uniformity Requirements, and the “Equal Sovereignty” Principle

    PASPA, Uniformity Requirements, and the “Equal Sovereignty” Principle
    Fans of federalism and/or sports-betting were likely disappointed to see the Supreme Court deny cert last month in Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association.  The case involved the constitutionality of the federal Professional…
  • Aug 20

    Some Textual Question

    Some Textual Question
    I was rereading the Constitution the other day, and two things stuck out this time that I had not thought about before. 1.  Article I, Section 3 says “each senator shall have one Vote.”  But Article I never says that…
  • Aug 20

    FAN 28 (First Amendment News) — The Demise of Stare Decisis?

    FAN 28 (First Amendment News) — The Demise of Stare Decisis?
    Start here: “Under the conventional view of constitutional adjudication, dubious precedents enjoy a presumption of validity through the doctrine of stare decisis.” Okay, so much for the gospel regularly taught in law schools. But…
Rank this Week: 42

New Mexico Personal Injury Lawyer…

New Mexico Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers liability, accident, malpractice, and insurance topics. By The Fine Law Firm.

http://www.newmexicoinjury.com/
  • Aug 20

    Fatigued New Mexico Driver Kills Family of Four in Head-On Collision

    Fatigued New Mexico Driver Kills Family of Four in Head-On Collision
    A tragic head-on collision earlier this month killed a Texas couple and their two children near Bloomfield, New Mexico. A 24-year-old man apparently became drowsy at the wheel and crossed over the center line on US 550, crashing his truck…
  • Aug 13

    New Mexico Man Nearly Loses Genitals in Vicious Dog Attack

    New Mexico Man Nearly Loses Genitals in Vicious Dog Attack
    Earlier this month in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a 35-year-old man was the victim of a severe dog bite in his groin when he was bitten by a pit bull that was attacking his eight-year-old daughter. According to an article from Reuters, the…
  • Aug 5

    New Details Emerge in New Mexico Woman's Death During Open Heart Surgery

    New Details Emerge in New Mexico Woman's Death During Open Heart Surgery
    New details are coming to light about the power failure at the University of New Mexico Hospital on August 11, 2011. The incident resulted in a loss of power in an operating room where a woman was having heart surgery performed. The surgery…
Rank this Week: 591

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
Rank this Week: 654

Boston Personal Injury Attorney…

Boston Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers car accidents, work injuries and nursing home neglect. By Jeffrey S. Glassman.

http://www.bostonpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Hill v. United States: On FTCA Personal Injury Lawsuit

    Hill v. United States: On FTCA Personal Injury Lawsuit
    Hill v. United States, a case from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, involved a plaintiff who was serving a five-year sentence in prison when another inmate attacked him. He was hit with a metal object and lost vision in one…
  • Aug 17

    Massachusetts Hot Air Balloon Crashes Power Lines, Bursts Into Flame

    Massachusetts Hot Air Balloon Crashes Power Lines, Bursts Into Flame
    According to a recent article from CBS Boston, a hot air balloon crashed into power lines in Clinton, Massachusetts. Witnesses saw the hot air balloon flying extremely low over their neighborhood when it flew into power lines and caught…
  • Aug 14

    Shapria, M.D. et al. v. Christiana Care Health Services, Inc., et al.: On Informed Consent in Medical Malpractice Case

    Shapria, M.D. et al. v. Christiana Care Health Services, Inc., et al.: On Informed Consent in Medical Malpractice Case
    Shapria, M.D. et al. v. Christiana Care Health Services, Inc., et al. was a medical malpractice case argued before the Delaware Supreme Court. The plaintiff fell off a ladder and injured multiple ribs and suffered other injuries from the…
Rank this Week: 632

LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

Covers federal regulation, state and local issues, marine regulation, pipelines, markets and competition and more. By Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

http://www.lnglawblog.com
  • Aug 20

    DOE to Process Alaska LNG Export Application Expeditiously

    DOE to Process Alaska LNG Export Application Expeditiously
    The Alaska Journal of Commerce reports the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Moniz recently stated that DOE will process Alaska LNG’s export application on a streamlined basis, given that DOE’s public interest…
  • Aug 19

    Louisiana LNG Energy Files Draft Resource Report

    Louisiana LNG Energy Files Draft Resource Report
    Louisiana LNG Energy (LLNGE) has filed with FERC draft Resource Reports No. 1 (General Project Description) and 10 (Alternatives) as part of FERC’s National Environmental Policy Act pre-filing review process for LLNGE’s proposed…
  • Aug 19

    FERC Adopts General Conformity Determination for the Proposed Dominion Cove Point LNG Export Terminal

    FERC Adopts General Conformity Determination for the Proposed Dominion Cove Point LNG Export Terminal
    FERC Staff has adopted as final its draft General Conformity Determination (GCD) for Dominion Cove Point LNG’s (DCP) proposed export terminal in Lusby, Md. and related pipeline facilities.  FERC received no public comments on the…
Rank this Week: 179

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas

An international, interdisciplinary community for the study of legal and normative mixtures and movements.

http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    eJOURNAL:New Journal of European Criminal Law

    eJOURNAL:New Journal of European Criminal Law
    New Journal of European Criminal LawVolume 5  / 2014 / 02EDITORIALGary Becker and the Economics of Traffi cking in Human BeingsPAUL DE HERT AND JULIA MURASZKIEWICZARTICLESSuicide in Detention in the Light of the Human Rights…
  • Aug 20

    ARTICLE: Privileging (Some Forms of) Interdisciplinarity and Interpretation: Methods in Comparative Law

    ARTICLE: Privileging (Some Forms of) Interdisciplinarity and Interpretation: Methods in Comparative Law
    A new articlefrom SSRN:Privileging (Some Forms of) Interdisciplinarity and Interpretation: Methods in Comparative LawBy Suryapratim Roy University of Groningen - Faculty of LawAbstract:      How should…
  • Aug 18

    eJOURNAL: German Law Journal - Special Issue on: EU Citizenship: Twenty Years On

    eJOURNAL: German Law Journal - Special Issue on: EU Citizenship: Twenty Years On
    Patricia Mindus of Uppsala University has assembled a special issue on European Citizenship - marking the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the concept in the Maastricht Treaty - that treats the question in all its complexity. …
Rank this Week: 650

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
  • Aug 20

    Chicago Alumni, Bigelows, and Public Law Fellows on the Teaching Market, 2014-15

    Chicago Alumni, Bigelows, and Public Law Fellows on the Teaching Market, 2014-15
    In order to protect the privacy of our candidates, please e-mail me at bleiter@uchicago.edu to get a copy of the detailed profiles of our candidates,...
  • Aug 20

    When the FAR goes live shortly...

    When the FAR goes live shortly...
    ...it will once again include the feature that permits one to search by law school attended (a feature that mysteriously disappeared last year). Judy Areen,...
  • Aug 18

    Legal externships, circa 1940

    Legal externships, circa 1940
    An amusing story, of special interest to Chicago folks. (Thanks to Dean Rowan for the pointer.)
Rank this Week: 413

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Aug 20

    Fewer Cruise Passengers Sail From Seattle

    Fewer Cruise Passengers Sail From Seattle
    King 5 TV reports that there has been a drop in the number of departures of cruise ship and cruise passengers through Seattle. The video below features the Carnival Miracle which arrived back in Seattle after a cruise to Alaska. 805,000…
  • Aug 19

    Haiti to Charge Royal Caribbean Passengers $2 More to Visit Labadee

    Haiti to Charge Royal Caribbean Passengers $2 More to Visit Labadee
    Haiti-Caribbean News Network reports that Haiti will require Royal Caribbean cruise passenger to pay an extra two dollars to visit the cruise line's "private destination" in Labadee. The extra money, to be paid by the cruise passengers and…
  • Aug 17

    Crew Member Disappears From Independence of the Seas: Why No Mention in the Press or Social Media?

    Crew Member Disappears From Independence of the Seas: Why No Mention in the Press or Social Media?
    A crew member disappeared from Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas earlier in the week. We were first notified of the crew member's disappearance from another crew member who was concerned about the incident. Today we received…
Rank this Week: 69

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Chris Kattan Gets Probation for Drugged-Driving DUI

    Chris Kattan Gets Probation for Drugged-Driving DUI
    Former Saturday Night Live funnyman Chris Kattan received his sentence six months after he was arrested on suspicion of a DUI. The 43-year-old comedian is required to pay a $500 fine, attend a three-month alcohol program, 104 Narcotics…
  • Aug 18

    Pasco Sheriff’s Uncover Seven Marijuana Grow Houses in New Port Richey

    Pasco Sheriff’s Uncover Seven Marijuana Grow Houses in New Port Richey
    Investigators claim they discovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in marijuana from seven grow houses in Pasco County after they stopped by to check out claims of electric theft. According to reports, the Pasco County Sheriff’s…
  • Aug 13

    ACLU Leader Asks for Federal Review of Polk County Sex Sting

    ACLU Leader Asks for Federal Review of Polk County Sex Sting
    The local chair of American Civil Liberties Union is calling for a federal review of Central Florida’s Internet Crimes Against Children task force. Ret. Army Col. Mike Pheneger, the chair of the Greater Tampa Chapter of the ACLU, said…
Rank this Week: 775

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI offenses in Tampa, Florida. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.tampa-dui-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Justin Bieber Escapes Jail Time in DUI Case

    Justin Bieber Escapes Jail Time in DUI Case
    Pop star Justin Bieber has agreed to a plea deal following a DUI arrest in Miami, Florida earlier this year, which will not include serving any jail time. In exchange for pleading guilty to careless driving and resisting arrest, the state…
  • Aug 14

    ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign Starts August 15

    ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign Starts August 15
    Labor Day weekend is just around the corner. For many people, that means an extra day off work, backyard and beach barbecues, visiting with friends and family and the unofficial end of summer. However, with the good comes the bad and…
  • Aug 7

    Phoenix Suns P.J. Tucker Receives 3 days in Jail for ‘Super Extreme DUI’

    Phoenix Suns P.J. Tucker Receives 3 days in Jail for ‘Super Extreme DUI’
    Phoenix Suns wing P.J. Tucker was sentenced to three days in jail as well as 11 days of home detention Monday for a “super extreme” DUI charge dating back to May of this year. Tucker pleaded guilty to the charges after police…
Rank this Week: 785