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Rubin on Tax

Rubin on Tax

Covers tax and legal issues relating to federal and Florida tax, estate planning, probate, and business matters. By Charles Rubin.

http://rubinontax.floridatax.com/
  • Jan 29

    The Law is an A

    The Law is an A
    The law is an ass, or so says Charles Dickens. After reading the IRS’ latest missive on sales of marijuana, I think I agree. The tension between federal and state law on the sale of marijuana carries over to federal income taxes. While…
  • Jan 24

    Applicable Federal Rates–February 2015

    Applicable Federal Rates–February 2015
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  • Jan 19

    No Private Letter Rulings in These Estate Planning Area

    No Private Letter Rulings in These Estate Planning Area
    Taxpayers who have questions about the applicability of tax law can submit a Private Letter Ruling request to the IRS. If the IRS rules, then the taxpayer can rely on the ruling as to how the law applies to their situation (although other…
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Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    Magna Carta to Tour Canada in its 800th Anniversary Year

    Magna Carta to Tour Canada in its 800th Anniversary Year
    In June of this year, the Magna Carta will be travelling to Canada.Considered a foundational document outlining fundamental rights, it was signed in June 1215 by King John of England. The Magna Carta, along with its companion document from…
  • Jan 28

    Statistics Canada Article on Twenty-Year Decline in Crime Rate

    Statistics Canada Article on Twenty-Year Decline in Crime Rate
    Statistics Canada has started a series on "Megatrends" that highlights some of the sweeping changes that have had a lasting impact on Canadian society.The most recent Megatrends article is Canada's crime rate: Two decades of decline: "Since…
  • Jan 28

    Interview With Newly Retired Supreme Court of Canada Justice Louis LeBel

    Interview With Newly Retired Supreme Court of Canada Justice Louis LeBel
    The National, the magazine of the Canadian Bar Association, has published an article based on a recent interview with Justice Louis LeBel who retired from the Supreme Court of Canada on November 30, 2014: "Many of LeBel’s former…
Rank this Week: 542

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

Discusses issues of media law and responsibility with a special focus on libel and privacy law and the balance between the two.

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
  • Jan 29

    Intimate Images and Consent – Alex Cochrane

    Intimate Images and Consent – Alex Cochrane
    Last week, there were whispers on social media that The Sun newspaper had made an editorial decision to axe page 3. These rumours appeared to be confirmed as fact when The Times, a sibling newspaper of The Sun, reported the decision. …
  • Jan 29

    Sun Four Trial: “More to life than the PCC’s version of public interest”, executive editor told police

    Sun Four Trial: “More to life than the PCC’s version of public interest”, executive editor told police
    The executive editor of The Sun told police that there was “more to life” than the “public interest” as defined by Press Complaints Commission code of practice and “If newspapers just dealt with matters of public…
  • Jan 28

    South Africa: 2014, a bumper year for media law – Dario Milo

    South Africa: 2014, a bumper year for media law – Dario Milo
    2014 was an important year for the media. The South African courts handed down a number of significant rulings – some good, some bad, and some ugly. I’ll discuss some of the most important cases here. The Oscar case – a…
Rank this Week: 135

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Jan 29

    Junior Legal Writing Scholars Workshop–Topeka, KS

    Junior Legal Writing Scholars Workshop–Topeka, KS
    Washburn University School of Law is proud to announce the second annual Washburn Junior Legal Writing Scholars Workshop, to be held on July 24-25, 2015. Expressions of interest are due...
  • Jan 29

    British Colonial Sexual Regulation in Asia–Singapore

    British Colonial Sexual Regulation in Asia–Singapore
    The Centre for Asian Legal Studies (National University of Singapore) will present The Life and Future of British Colonial Sexual Regulation in Asia Oct. 8-9, 2015.  Abstracts are due by April 15, 2015....
  • Jan 29

    Fair Use in the Digital Age–Seattle, WA

    Fair Use in the Digital Age–Seattle, WA
    Save the date: The University of Washington School of Law will present Fair Use In The Digital Age: Understanding the Impact of Campbell v. Acuff-Rose‘s “Transformative Use Test” April 17-18,...
Rank this Week: 29

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Jan 29

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Writing Your Way to Happiness, New York Times In The Popular Press: Violent Psychopaths Don’t Register Punishment, Study Says, TIME Unconscious Thought Not So Smart After All, Nature News…
  • Jan 25

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): I Tried A Brain-Altering Wearable That Allows Users To Change Their Moods On Demand, Quartz In The Popular Press: Psychologists Seek Roots of Terror, Nature News How the Brain Stores Trivial Memories,…
  • Jan 21

    "A Diet Enriched with Curcumin Impairs Newly Acquired and Reactivated Fear Memories"

    "A Diet Enriched with Curcumin Impairs Newly Acquired and Reactivated Fear Memories"
    "A Diet Enriched with Curcumin Impairs Newly Acquired and Reactivated Fear Memories" Monsey MS, Gerhard DM, et. al. Abstract Curcumin, a yellow-pigment compound found in the popular Indian spice turmeric (Curcuma longa), has been extensively…
Rank this Week: 388

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jan 29

    The Mystery of Munchausen By Proxy

    The Mystery of Munchausen By Proxy
    Many years ago I acted for a single mom who had an 8-year-old daughter. She retained me when her ex-husband filed an application seeking a change of custody from my client to him…not so unusual, right? Wrong! This case was my first…
  • Jan 28

    The Free-Range Kid Movement

    The Free-Range Kid Movement
    Until Danielle and Alexander Mietiv from suburban Maryland became embroiled in a child protection investigation for allowing their children, ten and six, to walk a mile home together from the park, unsupervised by an older child or adult, I…
  • Jan 27

    Hide and Seek: Non-Disclosure in Family Law

    Hide and Seek: Non-Disclosure in Family Law
    At the end of a marriage, each spouse has a legal obligation to make honest disclosure of the assets in their name, possession or control. A colourful British Columbia judge called the absence of accurate disclosure the “cancer of…
Rank this Week: 433

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Covers all aspects of criminal law in Arizona, including DUI, abuse and drug offenses. By The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor, P.C.

http://dmcantor.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Super Bowl 49 Arizona – DUI & Alcohol Patrol

    Super Bowl 49 Arizona – DUI & Alcohol Patrol
    Super Bowl 49 is here and will be player February 1, 2015 in Glendale, AZ. If you do go to the game or are partying in downtown Phoenix this weekend at the Super Bowl Central please don’t drive if you have been drinking. The Phoenix,…
  • Jan 28

    Ticket Scalping Laws in Arizona – Super Bowl 49

    Ticket Scalping Laws in Arizona – Super Bowl 49
    Super Bowl 49 is scheduled to take place on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, AZ. Glendale is located on the west side of the Phoenix-metro area. The Super Bowl has long been one of the most popular sporting events in the world for many years.…
  • Jan 28

    Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – DUI & Alcohol Crime

    Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – DUI & Alcohol Crime
    The Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 edition will be held again at the TPC of Scottsdale. The actual tournament runs from Thursday January 29th to Sunday February 1st (which is also Super Bowl 49). There are tournament related activities…
Rank this Week: 188

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    Celgard, LG, Apple and lithium-ion batteries; Rule 1.7(a)

    Celgard, LG, Apple and lithium-ion batteries; Rule 1.7(a)
    Related to a post at PatentlyO titled Federal Circuit Grants Motion to Disqualify Jones Day on Appeal, note discussion of previous action in the case from Korea Times:--Celgard was one of LG partners by supplying base film used in separators…
  • Jan 29

    OriginOil to work with Idaho National Laboratory?

    OriginOil to work with Idaho National Laboratory?
    From renewableenergymagazine:--Disinfection capabilities provided in the form of OriginOil’s Electro Water Separation technology (EWS) may help to create giant open-air ponds for large-scale algal biofuels production.EWS is a high…
  • Jan 29

    Revolving door between Google and the White House?

    Revolving door between Google and the White House?
    From a letter by Ken Blackwell:--Interestingly, the number one corporate cheerleader for patent reform has been Google. Let’s not forget how close the Obama administration is to Google. There has practically been a revolving door…
Rank this Week: 61

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

Provides global privacy and information security law updates and analysis. By Hunton & Williams.

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 56

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    House committee: Raise age of criminal culpability from 17-18

    House committee: Raise age of criminal culpability from 17-18
    The Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee in its interim report (pdf) recommended raising the age of criminal culpability from 17 to 18 years old. What sorts of offenses are seventeen year olds committing in Texas?Like teenagers in the…
  • Jan 29

    Whistleblower lab worker punished for Houston officer's mistake

    Whistleblower lab worker punished for Houston officer's mistake
    Following up on the story of errors at the Houston crime lab that led to dismissal of felony DWI charges, Houston Chronicle columnist Lisa Falkenberg concluded an article this week (Jan. 28) summarizing the case's significance:in the grand…
  • Jan 29

    Hits keep on coming for TX civil commitment program

    Hits keep on coming for TX civil commitment program
    Between a new state audit generating unfavorable stories like these:Houston Chronicle: Scathing audit paints sex offender agency in disarrayAustin Statesman: Audit finds oversight problems in sex-offender agencyand the fact that the judge…
Rank this Week: 85

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    Stupid A.I.

    Stupid A.I.
    WaaS Since IBM is in the news this week for all the wrong reasons, I thought I would take a look at their marquee product...The latest Wonder of the Modern World...The Trebuchet that threw Alex Trebek... The Future Savior of the Legal…
  • Jan 28

    Why Mega Firms Will Win

    Why Mega Firms Will Win
    A few recent news posts have changed my thinking about the future of mega firms. This thinking was also influenced by knowledge from colleagues working with some of the big ones. Which mean this is one of my usual puzzle-piece ideas, but I…
  • Jan 9

    Lexis Gains Exclusive Legal Information Provider Status of The New York Time

    Lexis Gains Exclusive Legal Information Provider Status of The New York Time
    LexisNexis representatives are sending out notices that they are now the exclusive provider of The New York Times content for the legal market. For those of you that are keeping score, this adds to LexisNexis' exclusive content with Factiva…
Rank this Week: 286

Construction Law Blog

Construction Law Blog

Covers construction litigation and legislation in Washington, Alaska and Oregon. By Ahlers & Cressman PLLC.

http://www.ac-lawyers.com/news
  • Jan 29

    Spearin Doctrine: The Implied Warranty of Plans and Specification

    Spearin Doctrine: The Implied Warranty of Plans and Specification
    A basic principle of construction law is that one who furnishes plans and specifications for a project impliedly warrants that the plans and specifications are workable and sufficient.[i]  A long line of Washington cases has recognized…
  • Jan 27

    Short Sale Tax Forgiveness Bill Extended for 2014 Sale

    Short Sale Tax Forgiveness Bill Extended for 2014 Sale
    A bill that would extend a key tax break to tens of thousands of short sale sellers who sold their homes in 2014 for less than they owed on their mortgages was passed by the House and the Senate in late December, 2012.  The last-minute…
  • Jan 22

    Construction Bankruptcy, Lien and Bond Claim Rights May Survive - Part II

    Construction Bankruptcy, Lien and Bond Claim Rights May Survive - Part II
    This is Part II of a two part blog on Construction Bankruptcy issues.  For Part I, click here. 4.                  Insurance An insurance policy…
Rank this Week: 730

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jan 29

    Salaita Files Federal Complaint Over University of Illinois Action

    Salaita Files Federal Complaint Over University of Illinois Action
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Recall our discussion last August about the decision of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign officials to rescind the offer of a tenured faculty appointment…
  • Jan 28

    Latest Challenge to Obamacare

    Latest Challenge to Obamacare
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Ohio AG Mike DeWine this week sued the federal government for levying an assessment against the state under the ACA's Transitional Reinsurance Program. DeWine argues that the federal assessment on…
  • Jan 27

    Alabama Supreme Court Chief Judge Moore: federal courts have no power over state marriage law

    Alabama Supreme Court Chief Judge Moore: federal courts have no power over state marriage law
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a Letter to the Governore of Alabama, Robert Bentley today, the Chief Justice of Alabama Supreme Court, Roy Moore (pictured) asked the Governor to continue to…
Rank this Week: 322

Asset Search Blog

Asset Search Blog

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

http://www.assetsearchblog.com/
Rank this Week: 238

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Impact of Life Expectancy On Non-Pecuniary Damages?

    Impact of Life Expectancy On Non-Pecuniary Damages?
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, addressing whether a Plaintiff’s life expectancy should influence the non-pecuniary damages awarded in a personal injury claim. In…
  • Jan 26

    It Is Not Open For a Trial Judge To Award a Defendant Double Costs Where a Plaintiff Obtains Judgement

    It Is Not Open For a Trial Judge To Award a Defendant Double Costs Where a Plaintiff Obtains Judgement
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Court of Appeal (C.P. v. RBC Life Insurance Company) confirming that a trial judge does not have the option of awarding a Defendant double costs in circumstances where a Plaintiff obtains a…
  • Jan 23

    $80,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Chronic Knee Injury

    $80,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Chronic Knee Injury
    Reasons for judgment were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, assessing damages for a chronic knee injury caused by a collision. In today’s case (Reddy v. Staples) the Plaintiff was involved in a 2009…
Rank this Week: 396

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features information about and links to Oregon Legal Research resources, in addition to comments about cases, statutes, and interesting events in the world of legal research and law libraries. By Laura Orr.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
Rank this Week: 141

Be BARBRI Ready

Be BARBRI Ready

Covers bar exams. By BARBRI.

http://www.barexambrief.com/
  • Jan 29

    #barpreplife: Miss Money Bag

    #barpreplife: Miss Money Bag
    GUEST BLOG by Jennifer Varteressian, Graduated from The University of Tulsa College of Law Ok. So, Apparently I’m made of money. My favorite thing that people say to me when they found out I just graduated from law school and am about…
  • Jan 28

    #The3Llife: A Case for Jury Nullification

    #The3Llife: A Case for Jury Nullification
    GUEST BLOG By Shaun Sanders, 3L at Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law Jury nullification is an oddity of discussion in law school. The combined legislative wealth of numerous cultures spanned over centuries of time has…
  • Jan 27

    #The2Llife: My Case-Reading Strategy

    #The2Llife: My Case-Reading Strategy
    GUEST BLOG Harrison Thorne, 2L at UCLA School of Law When I first started law school, reading cases took FOREVER! It still takes me a while to get through reading assignments. But when I do the reading, I really try to get the most out…
Rank this Week: 453

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

http://www.andrewdstine.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Receiving a Subpoena from the SEC

    Receiving a Subpoena from the SEC
    As a Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer, located in West Palm Beach, FL; I am asked to review facts regarding white collar crimes on a regular basis. South Florida is froth with White Collar criminals, like Bernie Madoff and Scott Rothstein, as…
  • Jan 23

    What Happens After a DUI Stop in Palm Beach?

    What Happens After a DUI Stop in Palm Beach?
    As a DUI defense lawyer in West Palm Beach, FL defending those arrested and accused of driving under the influence for over a decade, I am constantly reminded of the two most important pieces of evidence that law enforcement officers use…
  • Jan 21

    Domestic Battery Arrests in Palm Beach County

    Domestic Battery Arrests in Palm Beach County
    Palm Beach County, FL has seen a rise in Domestic Battery arrests over the past few months.  The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has a must arrest policy, when dealing with domestic battery calls. If you or someone in your home…
Rank this Week: 492

Pennsylvania Family Law

Pennsylvania Family Law

Updates, events, and useful tips surrounding family law issues. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://pafamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 29

    AN HOUR ON THE TEENAGE BRAIN

    AN HOUR ON THE TEENAGE BRAIN
    The January 28 edition of Terry Gross’ Fresh Air distributed by National Public Radio featured an interview with the chair of the University of Pennsylvania Neurology Department, Frances Jensen.  The subject was a relatively in…
  • Jan 29

    EVIDENCE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY REVERSES SUPPORT ORDER

    EVIDENCE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY REVERSES SUPPORT ORDER
    Enforcing out of state support orders is controlled by the Interstate Family Support Act (23 Pa.C.S.A. § 8101 et al.  It may seem like the most obvious of steps, but imperative in successfully obtaining and enforcing a support…
  • Jan 26

    IT TURNS OUT THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS DOES AFFECT DIVORCE AGREEMENTS.

    IT TURNS OUT THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS DOES AFFECT DIVORCE AGREEMENTS.
    A panel decision of the Pennsylvania Superior Court on December 23, 2014 informs us that despite recent decisions refusing statute of limitation defenses in actions to enforce property settlement agreements, the defense still lives.  It…
Rank this Week: 626

Brain Injury Lawyer

Brain Injury Lawyer

Covers compensation for brain injuries, personal injury claims, and selecting a brain injury lawyer. By Stark & Stark.

http://www.braininjurylawblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    New Study Calls into Question Need for Extended Rest Following Concussion

    New Study Calls into Question Need for Extended Rest Following Concussion
    Following a concussion, patients are instructed to rest for twenty-four to forty-eight hours beginning any type of return to normal activities.  Many doctors recommend an even longer period of rest so as to reduce the risk of re-injury…
  • Jan 20

    DTI Used to Demonstrate Brain Changes in High School Football Players Even in Absence of Consussion

    DTI Used to Demonstrate Brain Changes in High School Football Players Even in Absence of Consussion
    At the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Christopher C. Whitlow, M.D., Ph.D., M.H.A., an associate professor of radiology at Wake Forest School of Medicine and radiologist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical…
  • Jan 8

    Long Term Effects of MTBI and PTSD

    Long Term Effects of MTBI and PTSD
    There has been much research with regard to the long term effects of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as independent conditions.  However, there has been very little research studying the…
Rank this Week: 503

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
Rank this Week: 639

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    Savings Statute Cannot Rescue Claim of Improper Demand Refusal

    Savings Statute Cannot Rescue Claim of Improper Demand Refusal
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Amy Leisinger, J.D.The Delaware District Court has dismissed an action against certain investment advisers, funds, and a number of directors alleging, among other things,…
  • Jan 28

    Government Asks Full Court to Rehear Newman Insider Trading Appeal

    Government Asks Full Court to Rehear Newman Insider Trading Appeal
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Anne Sherry, J.D.Criticizing last month’s opinion by a Second Circuit panel overturning two insider trading convictions based on a lack of personal benefit to the…
  • Jan 27

    With Judicial Challenge Looming, FSOC Will Be Under Scrutiny from House Panel

    With Judicial Challenge Looming, FSOC Will Be Under Scrutiny from House Panel
    Against the backdrop of a judicial challenge to the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s (FSOC) designation of  Met Life, Inc. as a systemically important financial institution (SIFI) under the Dodd-Frank Act, the House…
Rank this Week: 171

MARPA Blog

MARPA Blog

Provides news and commentary on the regulations, laws, policies and trends affecting the aircraft parts manufacturing community. From the Modification and Replacement Parts Association.

http://pmaparts.wordpress.com
  • Jan 29

    Register Now to Receive Discounts for the 2015 AEA/MARPA PMA Aircraft Parts Conference

    Register Now to Receive Discounts for the 2015 AEA/MARPA PMA Aircraft Parts Conference
    The early registration deadline for the 2015 AEA/MARPA PMA Aircraft Parts Conference  is fast approaching.  In order to qualify for the earliest registration discount, registrants must register by January 31, 2015. For the…
  • Jan 27

    US Government Meeting for Foreign Investors Could Be a Good Networking Opportunity for MARPA Members Seeking Capital

    US Government Meeting for Foreign Investors Could Be a Good Networking Opportunity for MARPA Members Seeking Capital
    The U.S. Commerce Department will host an Aerospace Foreign Direct Investment Exposition right before the 2015 MARPA Conference in Las Vegas. MARPA members seeking investment capital may wish to attend this event before they join us at the…
  • Jan 14

    The Argentine Market

    The Argentine Market
    This week, MARPA is at the MRO Latin America show to promote PMA. The meeting is being held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Aerolineas is the flag carrier of Argentina. The carrier was formed in 1950 from the merger of four other air carriers.…
Rank this Week: 676

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

Features news and commentary on the practice of law before the California Supreme Court. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://www.atthelectern.com/
  • Jan 29

    Another rehearing alert: 5-2 Supreme Court overrules sex offender registration precedent

    Another rehearing alert: 5-2 Supreme Court overrules sex offender registration precedent
    Finding the “constitutional analysis faulty” in its own 2006 decision regarding the Sex Offender Registration Act, a 5-2 Supreme Court this morning overruled that case — People v. Hofsheier (2006) 37 Cal.4th 1185.  The…
  • Jan 29

    Supreme Court confirms pro-employer arbitration award

    Supreme Court confirms pro-employer arbitration award
    The Supreme Court this morning ruled in favor of an employer who had obtained a favorable arbitration award based on the federal “honest belief” defense to federal and state statutory claims by an employee who was fired while on…
  • Jan 28

    Sex offender registration, medical leave employment/arbitration opinions filing tomorrow

    Sex offender registration, medical leave employment/arbitration opinions filing tomorrow
    Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will file opinions in the last two undecided cases from the November calendar.  In one of the cases, the court has signaled that it might take the relatively rare step of overruling one of its own…
Rank this Week: 754

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Jan 29

    Pinnache and Pizzazz or Milquetoast and Vanilla

    Pinnache and Pizzazz or Milquetoast and Vanilla
    Some people speaking with style.  Some put you to sleep.  Most law firm websites are the latter.  Law firms are so afraid of offending someone that they fail to capture the hearts of anyone. We’ve tried to be the former,…
  • Jan 23

    Firms that name a “Director of Pricing” miss the boat

    Firms that name a “Director of Pricing” miss the boat
    Many firms have created a job for “pricing.” The reason for doing so is that firms don’t have much experience with non-hourly billing, but clients are demanding non-hourly fee arrangements.  Since the firms want to make…
  • Jan 13

    Upcoming Conference on Legal Procurement

    Upcoming Conference on Legal Procurement
    My friend Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein leads the legal procurement organization, Buying Legal Council.  Silvia and her group are holding a conference in New York City on February 2, 2015, Pricing and Collaboration.  The program…
Rank this Week: 74

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Jan 29

    Twitter Tweets by Erik Heels 2008-Present

    Twitter Tweets by Erik Heels 2008-Present
    Because history. Dear Intertubes: I’ve been on Twitter for a long time (since 2008, not 2010, which (thanks to a Twitter bug) is what my account indicates). I initially used Twitter a lot, then less, the deleted lots of Tweets, then…
  • Jan 17

    17 Seconds #8

    17 Seconds #8
    17 Seconds gives you useful info quickly. If you think about a trademark as a “mark” of a “trade,” then it makes more sense. Consider the origins of branding. Farmers needed a way to identify their cows from their…
  • Dec 31

    2015 Clocktower Law Group Fee

    2015 Clocktower Law Group Fee
    2015 Clocktower Law Group Fees. Greetings, Effective 2015-01-01, Clocktower’s billing rate is $425/hour, the same rate as in 2014. In the name of transparency, this info has been posted online (http://www.erikjheels.com/5013.html) and…
Rank this Week: 488

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

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

http://www.delawarebusinesslitigation.com/
  • Jan 29

    District Court Interprets Limitations Savings Statute

    District Court Interprets Limitations Savings Statute
    Hartsel v. The Vanguard Group Inc., C.A. 13-1128-SLR (D. Del. January 26, 2015) This is an interesting decision because it interprets the seldom-used Delaware Savings Statute [10 Del. C. Section 8118].  The court held that a derivative…
  • Jan 29

    Court Of Chancery Denies Late Amendment To Complaint

    Court Of Chancery Denies Late Amendment To Complaint
    Optimiscorp v. Waite, C.A. 8773-VCP (January 28, 2015) This decision is a primer on what not to do if you want to add claims to a complaint as the case develops. The lesson is to be sure that your discovery responses are both timely updated…
  • Jan 29

    Court Of Chancery Rejects Application Of Delaware Law

    Court Of Chancery Rejects Application Of Delaware Law
    Ascension Insurance Holdings LLC v. Underwood, C.A. 9897-VCG (January 28, 2015) This is an important decision on choice of law. The Court held that the parties’ choice of Delaware law to govern the terms of a noncompete agreement was…
Rank this Week: 339

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jan 29

    Call for Presenters: Global Legal Skills Conference

    Call for Presenters: Global Legal Skills Conference
    The Global Legal Skills conference, in its 10th year, will be held in Chicago, the city of its origin. The Conference began in Chicago at The John Marshall Law School, where it was held three times. It has also traveled...
  • Jan 29

    French Court of Cassation Rules that French Marriage Equality Law Trumps a Treaty with Morocco

    French Court of Cassation Rules that French Marriage Equality Law Trumps a Treaty with Morocco
    The French Court of Cassation ruled yesterday that the French Equal Marriage Law--which recognizes same-sex marriage--trumps a treaty that France has with Morocco in which France agreed to be bound by Moroccan marriage laws. One media report…
  • Jan 29

    WTO DSB Adopts Appellate Body Report on Argentina-Import Measure

    WTO DSB Adopts Appellate Body Report on Argentina-Import Measure
    On January 26, the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) adopted the Appellate Body report in the case “Argentina –Measures Affecting the Importation of Goods” (DS438, DS444, DS445). The co-complainants in…
Rank this Week: 969

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Jan 29

    Prosecutors Trace $13.4M in Bitcoins From the Silk Road to Ulbricht’s Laptop

    Prosecutors Trace $13.4M in Bitcoins From the Silk Road to Ulbricht’s Laptop
    If anyone still believes that bitcoin is magically anonymous internet money, the U.S. government just offered what may be the clearest demonstration yet that it’s not. A courtroom powerpoint presentation traced hundreds of thousands of…
  • Jan 28

    A Heroin Dealer Tells the Silk Road Jury What It Was Like to Sell Drugs Online

    A Heroin Dealer Tells the Silk Road Jury What It Was Like to Sell Drugs Online
    For its two and a half years online, thousands of drug dealers sold every kind of narcotic imaginable on the anonymous online marketplace known as the Silk Road. But put one of the site’s heroin dealers in a courtroom and ask him…
  • Jan 28

    Canada Joins World Powers in Spying on Smartphone and Download Data

    Canada Joins World Powers in Spying on Smartphone and Download Data
    In North America, the Canadians have long had to play country mouse to the flashier city mouse of the U.S. It's the latter that gets all the attention, while the former sits quietly in a corner. But recent stories have shown just how big a…
Rank this Week: 14

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Jan 29

    Call for Presenters: Global Legal Skills Conference

    Call for Presenters: Global Legal Skills Conference
    The Global Legal Skills conference, in its 10th year, will be held in Chicago, the city of its origin. The Conference began in Chicago at The John Marshall Law School, where it was held three times. It has also traveled...
  • Jan 29

    Nominations for the Burton Award

    Nominations for the Burton Award
    The Burton Awards has a page with information on how to nominate legal writing stars for the prestigious Burton Awards. Click here to learn more. (mew)
  • Jan 26

    Burton Awards will be on June 15, 2015

    Burton Awards will be on June 15, 2015
    The Burton Awards for Excellence in Legal Writing is, without a doubt, the single most glamorous evening for legal writing. That's been true for years, and the 2015 award ceremony promises to continue that trend. It will be held at...
Rank this Week: 490

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 45

Animal Legal Defense Fund Blog

Animal Legal Defense Fund Blog

Covers animal cruelty, animal law, pet trusts, factory farming and animal neglect.

http://aldf.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 474

Legal Research Plus

Legal Research Plus

By Paul Lomio, Erika V. Wayne, Kate, Wilko and George Wilson. The authors are law librarians and advanced legal research instructors at Stanford Law School.

http://legalresearchplus.com
Rank this Week: 567

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment discrimination, severance, wage violations, sexual harassment and civil rights. By The Harman Firm, P.C.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    Conde Nast Agrees to Pay $5.85 Million to Thousands of Workers Classified as Intern

    Conde Nast Agrees to Pay $5.85 Million to Thousands of Workers Classified as Intern
    On December 29, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted conditional certification of a class of employees who had worked as unpaid interns at Conde Nast, and gave its preliminary approval for a…
  • Jan 27

    Norwegian Embassy in Minnesota Owes $271,594.00 For Violating Equal Pay Act

    Norwegian Embassy in Minnesota Owes $271,594.00 For Violating Equal Pay Act
    The case Ewald v. Royal Norwegian Embassy et al is emblematic of recent equal pay cases in several disturbing ways. After it was decided to create a new "Honorary Consulate" in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Norwegian Embassy ("the Embassy")…
  • Jan 19

    MLK's Legacy and The Cutting Edge of the 2015 Labor Movement

    MLK's Legacy and The Cutting Edge of the 2015 Labor Movement
    It is common knowledge that the sustained political activism of Martin Luther King, Jr. over the decade leading up to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (CRA) were crucial to its passage . Perhaps somewhat less well-known is that…
Rank this Week: 353

Workers Comp Insider

Workers Comp Insider

Covers workers' compensation, risk management, business insurance, workplace health & safety, occupational medicine, injured workers, insurance webtools and technology. By Lynch Ryan.

http://www.workerscompinsider.com/
  • Jan 29

    Health Wonk Review: Super Bowl Edition

    Health Wonk Review: Super Bowl Edition
    Jason Shafrin, our favorite Healthcare Economist, is hosting Health Wonk Review: Super Bowl Edition, the best of the recent postings from blogging health policy wonks. Jason cuts right to the chase in a compact, digest version of posts that…
  • Jan 28

    Highway regulators calling for better truck safety

    Highway regulators calling for better truck safety
    Since 2009, fatalities related to large truck road accidents have increased by 17%. In 2013, that number rose to 3,964 fatalities, the fourth straight year of increases. This bucks the trend of vehicle-related fatalities overall, which have…
  • Jan 15

    "Shake the Winter Blahs" Edition of Health Wonk Review

    "Shake the Winter Blahs" Edition of Health Wonk Review
    Hot off the press - Vince Kuraitis posts the first Health Wonk Review of the new year, ">"Shake the Winter Blahs" Edition at the e-Care Management Blog. There's the usual grab-bag of topics from some smart heath policy…
Rank this Week: 661

MN Criminal Defense Blog

MN Criminal Defense Blog

Covers basic civil rights and legal defenses in the state of Minnesota. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Jan 29

    Warm Spell May Be To Blame In Campus Crime Uptick

    Warm Spell May Be To Blame In Campus Crime Uptick
    The University of Minnesota has seen a rash of violent crimes over the past week, and campus officials believe the warm winter weather may be contributing to spike in crime. University police issued three crime alerts last weekend for…
  • Jan 28

    Minnesota Bill Hopes to Make Government Spying Illegal

    Minnesota Bill Hopes to Make Government Spying Illegal
    If Republican Senator Branden Petersen gets his way, any evidence collected through illegal NSA surveillance techniques would be inadmissible in Minnesota courtrooms. Senator Petersen recently introduced SF 33, which states: A government…
  • Jan 27

    Minnesota Lawmakers Eye License Plate Data Change

    Minnesota Lawmakers Eye License Plate Data Change
    License plate reading (LPR) technology is a relatively new tool for police to use in their fight against crime. Much like the the electronic system Batman uses in The Dark Knight to find The Joker, in the right hands, the technology can…
Rank this Week: 798

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Covers library acquisitions, book talks, and administrative news.

http://library.law.yale.edu/news
  • Jan 29

    Now we have sleds! And snow shovels!!

    Now we have sleds! And snow shovels!!
    Thanks to a great student suggestion, you can now check out sleds – and snow shovels – from the Law Library.
  • Jan 26

    Library Closed Due To Weather

    Library Closed Due To Weather
    The Law School Library will close at 8:00pm Monday January 26th, and will remain closed through tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27th. Unfortunately, there will be no library services offered at this time. We will reopen and resume services once it…
  • Jan 26

    Library Tip: Scan on Demand

    Library Tip: Scan on Demand
    Dear Students: Did you know the library offers a free Scan on Demand service? Scan on Demand (aka Scan and Deliver) is a free, electronic document delivery service that enables the Yale Law School community to request and obtain…
Rank this Week: 161

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Focuses on complliance, corporate governance, disclosure, mergers and tax issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 242

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Jan 29

    Martha Minow, "Forgiveness, Law and Justice"

    Martha Minow, "Forgiveness, Law and Justice"
    Martha Minow, Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law, Harvard Law School with comments by Martha Nussbaum, Aziz Huq, and Michael Schill What role if any should forgiveness play in law and legal systems? By forgiveness, I mean: a…
  • Jan 8

    Richard McAdams, "How Law Works Expressively"

    Richard McAdams, "How Law Works Expressively"
    Although people sometimes violate the law, there is more legal compliance than we can explain by ordinary economic theory – that legal sanctions deter noncompliance. In some domains of international law and constitutional law, there is…
  • Dec 4

    Baude, Harel, & McAdams, "How Should We Interpret our Constitutions?"

    Baude, Harel, & McAdams, "How Should We Interpret our Constitutions?"
    How Should We Interpret our Constitutions? A Debate between Professors Baude and Harel Moderated by Professor McAdams William Baude is Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School, where he teaches…
Rank this Week: 361

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jan 29

    ABA seeks removal of mortgage rate calculator from CFPB website

    ABA seeks removal of mortgage rate calculator from CFPB website
    Barbara S. Mishkin The American Bankers Association has sent a letter to the CFPB urging it to take down from its website its new mortgage interest rate calculator tool.  The CFPB launched the new tool earlier this month, in conjunction…
  • Jan 29

    Third time is the charm: U.S. Supreme Court hears argument in FHA disparate impact case

    Third time is the charm: U.S. Supreme Court hears argument in FHA disparate impact case
    Peter N. Cubita and Richard J. Andreano, Jr. The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument last week in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.— the case presenting the issue of whether…
  • Jan 28

    CFPB issues report on financial well-being

    CFPB issues report on financial well-being
    Barbara S. Mishkin A new CFPB report entitled “Financial well-being: The goal of financial education” describes the CFPB’s initial research into how people acquire financial capability.  The CFPB states…
Rank this Week: 970

David M. Benenfeld Blog

David M. Benenfeld Blog

Covers Florida accidents and injury law.

http://www.injurylawservice.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Pedestrian Accidents in Florida Occur at the Hands of Elderly Driver

    Pedestrian Accidents in Florida Occur at the Hands of Elderly Driver
    Many people walk as a way of exercising or commuting, especially in Florida where the weather is ideal most of the year. Unfortunately, pedestrians are vulnerable around traffic because they have no protection in the event of a collision. And…
  • Jan 24

    Florida Truck Crashes Occur Because Truckers Fail to Do These Thing

    Florida Truck Crashes Occur Because Truckers Fail to Do These Thing
    There are many things that people do while driving that causes Florida truck crashes, such as texting while driving. However, there are many things truck drivers fail to do that can just as easily cause a crash. These things include: Failing…
  • Jan 18

    What to Do When My Boss Wants Me to Return to Work After My Workplace Injury in Florida

    What to Do When My Boss Wants Me to Return to Work After My Workplace Injury in Florida
    If you have suffered an injury on the job that required you to be off of work, you probably received workers’ compensation benefits in Florida. During this time, you will be treated by a physician and you may have received surgery,…
Rank this Week: 151

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Business Law and Employment Law. Published By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagosmallbusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    3 Goals Every Small Business Should Have This Year

    3 Goals Every Small Business Should Have This Year
    It’s the start of a new year, which means it’s also time to set new goals.  Specifically, SMART ones.  SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, and Timely.  The value of SMART goals is that they…
  • Jan 23

    Feeling like your goals will never be met? Here’s how to recalibrate.

    Feeling like your goals will never be met? Here’s how to recalibrate.
    Are you beginning to feel as though the New Year’s resolutions you set for your business are impossible to reach? A recent study showed that just 8% of people are successful in achieving their resolution.  Almost 40% of people fail…
  • Jan 16

    Why Your Business Needs Weekly, Quarterly, and Yearly Goal

    Why Your Business Needs Weekly, Quarterly, and Yearly Goal
    Some small business owners are “big picture” people, and some are more detail-oriented.  Regardless of your personal ownership style, formulating weekly, quarterly, and yearly goals will help bring the best of both worlds to…
Rank this Week: 597

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Jan 29

    IS BAN ON FOIE GRAS AN INGREDIENT OR A PROCESS REQUIREMENT?

    IS BAN ON FOIE GRAS AN INGREDIENT OR A PROCESS REQUIREMENT?
    This blog has previously discussed California’s ban on foie gras. When teaching WTO law at Stanford in 2012 -- the year the ban entered into force -- I even used the ban as my mid-term exam question! Turns out that...
  • Jan 29

    Tell It To the ISDS Judge

    Tell It To the ISDS Judge
    This is from UK business secretary Vince Cable, in remarks at a recent cabinet meeting: Cable acknowledged there have been fears and some myths that US corporates would take the UK to secret tribunals unless all services are privatised…
  • Jan 29

    The Tuna Article 21.5 Dispute

    The Tuna Article 21.5 Dispute
    You may have forgotten it was even going on, but lingering out there, waiting to be dissected and analyzed, is the Article 21.5 dispute in U.S. - Tuna II. This should be a very interesting test of whether an environmental...
Rank this Week: 419

San Diego Injury Law Blog

San Diego Injury Law Blog

Covers California personal injury law, as ell as motor vehicle accident, dog bite and defective product news. By Walton Law Firm.

http://www.legalpad.com/
  • Jan 29

    Car Recalls: What Should You Know?

    Car Recalls: What Should You Know?
    Every year, thousands and thousands of car recalls take place. For many Americans, hearing about a product defect can be very scary. But are all recalls emergency situations? A large number of these recalls aren’t going to have a…
  • Jan 20

    Evaluating Concussions with Eye-Tracking Technology

    Evaluating Concussions with Eye-Tracking Technology
    Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can have serious consequences. Even concussions, or mild TBIs, can result in significant threats to long-term health. Did you know that many people don’t even realize they have concussions? When head…
  • Jan 14

    Hit-and-Run Crashes Spike at End of Year

    Hit-and-Run Crashes Spike at End of Year
    Was 2014 really the year of the deadly hit-and-run accident in Southern California? Three deadly collisions that occurred just before the end of the year don’t bode well for car accident prevention and pedestrian fatalities in 2015.…
Rank this Week: 877

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

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

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    Theories of Law

    Theories of Law
    Carla Faralli, University of Bologna, Department of Economics, has published Law as Fact at 24 Revus: Journal for Constitutional Theory and Philosophy of Law 57 (2014). Here is the abstract.Based on a non-cognitivist meta-ethical…
  • Jan 29

    A Review of "The Hanging Judge"

    A Review of "The Hanging Judge"
    Tigran Eldred, New England Law School, has published Fact and Fiction: The Hanging Judge by Michael Ponsor at 48 New England Law Review on Remand 61 (2014). Here is the abstract.This essay reviews the debut novel by senior federal judge…
  • Jan 29

    The X-Men and the Civil Rights Movement

    The X-Men and the Civil Rights Movement
    Gregory Scott Parks, Wake Forest University School of Law, has published 'A Choice of Weapons': The X-Men and the Metaphor of Black Power versus Integrationism. Here is the abstract.During the 20th Century, the competing ideals and …
Rank this Week: 410