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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/
  • Sep 19

    New article criticizes the use of student evaluations of professor

    New article criticizes the use of student evaluations of professor
    Professors Philip B. Stark and Richard Freishtat of Berkeley have posted a new article pointing out flaws in the use of student evaluations of professors. Among their criticisms, they point our biases in the ratings and argue that students…
  • Sep 18

    Justice John Paul Steven

    Justice John Paul Steven
    Retired U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice paid a visit today to The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where he met with members of the Stevens Inn of Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society. Pictured here is Justice Stevens in...
  • Sep 18

    Drexel Law School Gets $50 Million Gift

    Drexel Law School Gets $50 Million Gift
    Drexel University School of Law announced this week that Thomas R. Kline, a trial lawyer in Philadelphia, would give the law school $50 million to help it reach the top ranks of legal education. Drexel was established only eight years...
Rank this Week: 838

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Barry Bonds' conviction in trouble?

    Barry Bonds' conviction in trouble?
    That's what all of the court observers are saying after yesterday's en banc argument (watch here*).  Here's one example, by Pamela MacLean:The government may have struck out with the majority of an 11-judge panel of the…
  • Sep 18

    Should Judge Fuller resign?

    Should Judge Fuller resign?
    In addition to Judge Kopf's posts on the subject, there is growing noise that Fuller needs to step down -- this time from members of the Congress.  From the Montgomery Advertiser: Alabama's two U.S. senators on Wednesday called for U.S.…
  • Sep 16

    Judge Rosenbaum's first published opinion in the 11th Circuit starts this way

    Judge Rosenbaum's first published opinion in the 11th Circuit starts this way
    Before WILSON, WILLIAM PRYOR and ROSENBAUM, Circuit Judges. ROSENBAUM, Circuit Judge: It was a scene right out of a Hollywood movie.  On August 21, 2010, after more than a month of planning, teams from the Orange County…
Rank this Week: 394

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Sep 19

    Defamation and Public Figures in Tennessee

    Defamation and Public Figures in Tennessee
    The recent opinion in Byrge v. Campfield, et al., No. E2013-01223-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Sept. 8, 2014) serves as a good reminder of Tennessee defamation law involving a public figure. In October 2008, Stacey Campfield, then a Republican…
  • Sep 17

    Tolling Agreements, The Savings Statute and Tennessee Law

    Tolling Agreements, The Savings Statute and Tennessee Law
    The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently issued an important decision regarding the interplay between the savings statute and tolling agreements. The facts of Circle C Const., LLC v. Hilson, M2013-02330-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. App. Jul. 29,…
  • Sep 15

    Claim Washed Down the Drain By Tennessee Statute of Repose and Lack of Constructive Notice

    Claim Washed Down the Drain By Tennessee Statute of Repose and Lack of Constructive Notice
    Tthis is a premise liability case arising from the collapse of a bench in a handicap shower at the defendant’s hotel.   Upon checking into their handicap room at the Holiday Inn Express, the Parkers noticed the bench in the…
Rank this Week: 153

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Interview on the Black Box Society

    Interview on the Black Box Society
    Lawrence Joseph and Frank Pasquale In the interview below, Lawrence Joseph interviews Balkinization blogger Frank Pasquale about his forthcoming book, The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information. Joseph is…
  • Sep 15

    Judith Baer, Ironic Freedom: Personal Choice, Public Policy, and the Paradox of Reform

    Judith Baer, Ironic Freedom: Personal Choice, Public Policy, and the Paradox of Reform
    Professor Judy Baer is the best feminist theorist most readers of Balkinization have never heard of.  Her works, most notably Our Lives Before the Law and The Constitutional and Legal Rights of Women (with Leslie Goldstein) are classics…
  • Sep 12

    Obama's Unconstitutional War

    Obama's Unconstitutional War
    There wasn't enough space on the New York Times' op-ed page for me to elaborate a key legal issue in my critique of Obama's unilateral declaration of war against ISIS. My essay emphasized that in 2001 Congress rejected President Bush's…
Rank this Week: 245

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Sep 19

    Is the First Trade/Labor FTA Panel Report Finally Coming?

    Is the First Trade/Labor FTA Panel Report Finally Coming?
    The U.S. has been threatening to pursue complaints under labor chapters of trade agreements for a while now. USTR's announcement yesterday may indicate that we will soon see an actual panel process completed: United States Trade…
  • Sep 17

    How Not to Defend ISDS

    How Not to Defend ISDS
    Investor-state dispute settlement is a complex, difficult issue. Reasonable people can disagree on it. I've come out against it, but I see why people would be for it. However, when people do support it, I wish they would get the...
  • Sep 17

    ISDS in CETA

    ISDS in CETA
    CETA, the Canada-EU trade deal under negotiation, is well ahead of the TTIP in terms of its progress towards a final text. How is it faring in terms of politics? The European Parliament was debating it yesterday. Here's what they...
Rank this Week: 190

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Sep 19

    Black Market in Pepsi?

    Black Market in Pepsi?
    I am not a Pepsi drinker myself, so my initial reaction to this story about a kid in Lethbridge suspended for selling Pepsi was 1) does the school have an exclusive deal with Coke? 2) who drinks Pepsi? Then I...
  • Sep 18

    Scotland says no

    Scotland says no
    It looks like Scotland will stay in the Union. It must be a terrible night for Alex Salmond who has campaigned vigorouly for the past twenty years to see this dream come true. I hope he sticks around. What is...
  • Sep 17

    Major Hotel Chain needs a CSR lesson

    Major Hotel Chain needs a CSR lesson
    Tips being the lifeblood of the service industry, I completely understand the importance of tipping. It ensures quality service, and allows wages to exceed the officially posted rate. It also allows employers to cut wages, since the actual…
Rank this Week: 870

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Emails, Facebook, Threats and Charles Manson

    Emails, Facebook, Threats and Charles Manson
    William A. White is charged with five counts of the federal crime of “communicating an interstate threat to kidnap or injure with intent to extort, in violation of 18 U.S. Code § 875(b).”  U.S. v. White, 2014 WL…
  • Sep 17

    First Degree Murder, the Blue SUV and the Facebook Post

    First Degree Murder, the Blue SUV and the Facebook Post
    After a “jury convicted Keith Undray Ford of first degree murder (California Penal Code § 187, subd. (a)) and the court sentenced him to 25 years to life in state prison”, he appealed.  People v. Ford, 2014 WL…
  • Sep 15

    The Shower, the Video, Twitter and Invasion of Privacy

    The Shower, the Video, Twitter and Invasion of Privacy
    Gerald Brown was “indicted on two counts of third-degree invasion of privacy”, in violation of New Jersey Statutes § 2C:14–9b and 14–9c, for “surreptitiously videotaping the victim, his former girlfriend…
Rank this Week: 817

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Sep 19

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for September 19

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for September 19
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my eye. The NFL’s True Problem: Misplaced Priorities Trumping Ethics & Compliance by Matt Kelly in Compliance Week Contrary to what you might believe lately, the…
  • Sep 18

    Controls on Fee Deductions and Disbursement

    Controls on Fee Deductions and Disbursement
    A recent action by the Securities and Exchange Commission caught my attention. The SEC charged a hedge fund manager with taking excess management fees. For a more exciting headline, the SEC press release says the excess fees were to…
  • Sep 16

    CFTC Allows General Solicitation for Private Fund

    CFTC Allows General Solicitation for Private Fund
    In early 2013, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission decided to grab for more regulatory oversight and revoked some long-standing exemptions. The CFTC also got handed the regulatory oversight of non-securities derivatives. As a result,…
Rank this Week: 857

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

Trademark, brand and social media news, analysis and tips.

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Sep 19

    Trademark registration provides both preventive and contingent insurance for brand owner

    Trademark registration provides both preventive and contingent insurance for brand owner
    Trademark registration is a very valuable tool, especially considering the cost. Trademark registration provides both preventive and contingent insurance* — it reduces the likelihood of a trademark dispute while at the same time…
  • Sep 18

    Incredibly, ALS Association had also filed trademark for “#IceBucketChallenge”

    Incredibly, ALS Association had also filed trademark for “#IceBucketChallenge”
    Thankfully, the application was also abandoned by the Association. There was quite a firestorm at the end of August as it became known that the ALS Association filed to register ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE and ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE as trademarks…
  • Sep 17

    The many benefits of USPTO trademark registration

    The many benefits of USPTO trademark registration
    The appeal of the Washington Redskins trademark case will be interesting to watch for many reasons. It is high-profile and receives a lot of media attention, and for good reason. It involves a claim of disparagement and a well known brand.…
Rank this Week: 984

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
  • Sep 19

    Photo of the Week: Summer Shower

    Photo of the Week: Summer Shower
    Information provided by K.O. Herston: Knoxville, Tennessee Divorce, Matrimonial and Family Law Attorney.Filed under: Photography Tagged: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Photography
  • Sep 18

    Warrant for Physical Custody of Child Vacated in Columbia, TN Custody Case: In re Joel B.

    Warrant for Physical Custody of Child Vacated in Columbia, TN Custody Case: In re Joel B.
    Facts: Mother lives in California. Father lives in Tennessee. Child was born in Tennessee. A few months after Child’s birth, Mother left Tennessee with Child and returned to California. Mother requested — and the California court…
  • Sep 15

    In Divorce, Who Gets Custody of the Debt?

    In Divorce, Who Gets Custody of the Debt?
    The article by Charlie Wells in the Wall Street Journal may be of interest to readers of this blog. In Divorce, Who Gets Custody of the Debt? For many young couples today, marriage means more than loving, honoring and cherishing each…
Rank this Week: 846

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 793

Copyhype

Copyhype

Discusses copyright law for those in the content industries and the general public. By Terry Hart.

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Sep 19

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/19/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/19/14
    The Cult of Jeff Koons by Jed Perl (via CultureCrash) — Jeff Koons is known in the copyright world as a defendant in at least two major decisions involving appropriation art (Rogers v Koons and Blanch v Koons). Here, the New York…
  • Sep 16

    Fox News v TVEyes: Fair Use Transformed

    Fox News v TVEyes: Fair Use Transformed
    In 1985, the Supreme Court said, “The fair use doctrine is not a license for corporate theft, empowering a court to ignore a copyright whenever it determines the underlying work contains material of possible public…
  • Sep 12

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/12/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/12/14
    Monkey Selfies & Animal Artists — An interesting take on the frequently discussed monkey selfie from a philosophical perspective. Yes, Internet TV is near, but there’s too much money in cable to go there —…
Rank this Week: 735

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Sep 19

    Juror's Internet Research Leads to New Trial for Death Row Inmate

    Juror's Internet Research Leads to New Trial for Death Row Inmate
    This is the second time that I have seen a death row conviction overturned because of a juror's improper use of the Internet. The first case, Dimas-Martinez v. Arkansas, involved a juror who could not stop tweeting about the trial....
  • Sep 19

    Juror's Internet Research Leads to New Trial for Death Row Inmate

    Juror's Internet Research Leads to New Trial for Death Row Inmate
    This is the second time that I have seen a death row conviction overturned because of a juror's improper use of the Internet. The first case, Dimas-Martinez v. Arkansas, involved a juror who could not stop tweeting about the trial....
  • Sep 18

    What is Life Worth?: New Law Review Article

    What is Life Worth?: New Law Review Article
    Ralph A. Peeples Catherine T. Harris Abstract (to read the entire article go here): This article examines the amount recovered in 118 wrongful death cases filed in a single jurisdiction (North Carolina) over a five year period. The dataset…
Rank this Week: 619

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Sep 19

    Sometimes Legislative Purpose is Clearer than the Effects of a Law

    Sometimes Legislative Purpose is Clearer than the Effects of a Law
    by Michael DorfEver since Roe v. Wade in 1973, pro-life politicians at the state and federal level have sought to undermine the abortion right in two main ways. First, by enacting new abortion restrictions and making their voices heard in the…
  • Sep 18

    Are the NFL's Billionaires Actually Bad Businessmen?

    Are the NFL's Billionaires Actually Bad Businessmen?
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananAs of this writing, the commissioner of the National Football League is Roger Goodell.  Given the controversies that have recently embroiled the league (spousal abuse, child abuse, and the ongoing litigation…
  • Sep 17

    The Meaning of "Harmless" in Describing Sexual Offense

    The Meaning of "Harmless" in Describing Sexual Offense
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my column for this week, I take up the issue of whether prohibitions against incestuous marriage are distinguishable from prohibitions against same sex marriage (SSM).  The reason to discuss this issue is that…
Rank this Week: 738

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

Covers federal and state products liability litigation. By Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Sep 19

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    So, Superman says, “Robots of the jury, you cannot condemn Luthor for a crime against your world. Despite his evil past, he is innocent! And I will prove it with the next witness!” And then Luthor thinks to himself,…
  • Sep 18

    Fixodent Lawsuit Has No Teeth: Eleventh Circuit Court Affirms Dismissal On Daubert Ground

    Fixodent Lawsuit Has No Teeth: Eleventh Circuit Court Affirms Dismissal On Daubert Ground
    On a roll recently, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed against Proctor and Gamble brought by a woman claiming that she suffered from a neurological condition caused by Fixodent, a denture…
  • Sep 17

    Seventh Circuit Finds Statute Of Repose Bars Products Action Involving Muzzleloader Rifle Purchased In 1994

    Seventh Circuit Finds Statute Of Repose Bars Products Action Involving Muzzleloader Rifle Purchased In 1994
    As you know, we here at Abnormal Use love writing and blogging, so much so that our editor Jim Dedman is now contributing posts to other online venues.  Recently, his piece, “Seventh Circuit Finds Statute Of Repose Bars…
Rank this Week: 251

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

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

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Job Posting: Alabama State University

    Job Posting: Alabama State University
    The public, historically black university in Montgomery has opened a search for its first Student Ombudsman. The full-time position will apparently report to the Office of the Provost and serve a student population of about 5,600. ASU has…
  • Sep 17

    D.C. Schools Ombuds Reports on a Busy First Year

    D.C. Schools Ombuds Reports on a Busy First Year
    In a report released today, the Ombudsman for Public Education in Washington DC, Joyanna Smith says that she has re-started the office and handled 150 matters.  In the first six months, more than two-thirds of the 150 inquiries…
  • Sep 17

    Cornell University Ombuds Celebrates 45 Year

    Cornell University Ombuds Celebrates 45 Year
    Cornell's Office of the University Ombudsman is celebrating the 45th anniversary of its founding with an open house on Friday, October 3, 2014. (Cornell Events.)Related posts: Cornell University Ombuds Retires, Prompting Internal Search for…
Rank this Week: 152

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Sep 19

    JOBS Act Provisions Fuel IPO Surge, Raise Concern

    JOBS Act Provisions Fuel IPO Surge, Raise Concern
    All eyes may be on the record-setting IPO of Chinese Internet firm, Alibaba, but the real IPO story for 2014 may be the significant number of IPOs this year involving smaller companies. The number of companies completing IPOs this year …
  • Sep 18

    Guest Post: Activist Shareholder: The New Kid on the German D&O-Block

    Guest Post: Activist Shareholder: The New Kid on the German D&O-Block
    Although I try to include on this blog topics involving issues from outside the United States, because of my background and experience, U.S-related topics tend to predominate. That is why I am always grateful to have the opportunity to…
  • Sep 17

    Who is an “Officer”? A Critical Inquiry for Indemnification and Insurance

    Who is an “Officer”? A Critical Inquiry for Indemnification and Insurance
    Many companies provide advancement, indemnification and insurance benefits and protection for their officers and directors. However, it is not always clear who is an “officer” for purposes of claiming the benefits and protection.…
Rank this Week: 359

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

Covers juries, trial consulting, trial skills and litigation advocacy. By Keene Trial Consulting.

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Sep 19

    Social media has not killed “the spiral of silence”

    Social media has not killed “the spiral of silence”
    We’ve blogged a fair amount on the impact of the internet and social networking on jurors but here is something unexpected. People that engage in social media are less likely to discuss heated topics in the news, not more likely. This…
  • Sep 17

    The Disgust Scale: How have we missed this all this time?

    The Disgust Scale: How have we missed this all this time?
    We’ve covered a lot of the disgust research so it is curious to us that somehow we missed sharing the actual Disgust Scale with you earlier. The Disgust Scale was developed by the infamous Jonathan Haidt (his surname is pronounced…
  • Sep 15

    “Smart people ask for (my) advice!”

    “Smart people ask for (my) advice!”
    We are often wary of asking for advice for fear of looking dumb or appearing incompetent. Oddly enough, our fears may be unfounded based on some new research out of Harvard Business School. According to the researchers, asking for advice does…
Rank this Week: 405

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 29

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Sep 19

    The EEOC has been a busy bee this week. (It stings!)

    The EEOC has been a busy bee this week. (It stings!)
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been on a tear this week, suing employers right and left, and getting some “wins” including a couple of big settlements . . . Train-wreck boss. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the…
  • Sep 18

    Yes, employers, you can win a transgender discrimination suit

    Yes, employers, you can win a transgender discrimination suit
    A recent decision from a federal court in Georgia provides an excellent illustration about how employers can win summary judgment (dismissal before a jury trial) even in cases as sensitive as those alleging discrimination based on gender…
  • Sep 12

    Off-duty domestic violence — what’s an employer to do?

    Off-duty domestic violence — what’s an employer to do?
    As NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell can tell you, it isn’t easy for an employer to handle off-duty domestic violence situations. Sometimes your employee is the victim. If so, you may have someone who is distracted, scared, upset, or…
Rank this Week: 578

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Sep 19

    Corp Fin Comment Letters: Insiders Selling Ahead of Their Public Availability?

    Corp Fin Comment Letters: Insiders Selling Ahead of Their Public Availability?
    Geez, I don’t know what to make of this Forbes article – which describes this study that found an abnormal level of selling by insiders in the days before Corp Fin comment letters that contained revenue recognition comments were…
  • Sep 18

    Corp Fin’s Comment Letters: WSJ Peeks Under the Hood

    Corp Fin’s Comment Letters: WSJ Peeks Under the Hood
    It was bound to happen. I just thought it would happen much sooner. It’s been just over a decade since Corp Fin began posting its comment letters (and the related responses) – but yet there has been scant mass media attention paid…
  • Sep 17

    PCAOB Staff Practice Alert: Revenue Auditing

    PCAOB Staff Practice Alert: Revenue Auditing
    Recently, the PCAOB issued “Staff Audit Practice Alert No. 12” about auditing revenue, including revenue recognition, presentation and disclosure. The Alert cited “frequently observed significant audit deficiencies”…
Rank this Week: 657

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Sep 19

    A Map Through the Punitive Damages Forest

    A Map Through the Punitive Damages Forest
    Yehuda Adar, Touring the Punitive Damages Forest: A Proposed Roadmap, 1 Osservatorio Del Diritto Civile E Commerciale [The Civ. & Com. L. Observer] 275 (2012), available at SSRN.Sheila ScheuermanThe questions raised by punitive damages…
  • Sep 17

    Next Up, Incest

    Next Up, Incest
    Anthony C. Infanti, Big (Gay) Love: Has the IRS Legalized Polygamy?, N.C.L. Rev. Addendum (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Lily KahngGay marriage opponents love to fear monger about the slippery slope of extending marriage beyond…
  • Sep 16

    Those Are Pearls That Were His Eye

    Those Are Pearls That Were His Eye
    Valentina Vadi, War, Memory, and Culture: The Uncertain Legal Status of Historic Sunken Warships Under International Law, 37 Tul. Mar. L. J. 333 (2013).Stephen UriceFull fathom five thy father…
Rank this Week: 915

Family Lore

Family Lore

Covers child support, divorce, property and chiildren. By John Boich.

http://www.familylore.co.uk/
  • Sep 19

    Post-referendum hangover cure

    Post-referendum hangover cure
    What better way to recover from a post-referendum hangover than read a bit of family law? OK, I can think of a few. Well, a lot, actually. Still, if you are so inclined, here are some of my efforts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family…
  • Sep 19

    Conference for legal and social care professionals launches reports to support safeguarding unaccompanied, migrant children

    Conference for legal and social care professionals launches reports to support safeguarding unaccompanied, migrant children
    A conference held today (Friday 19 September) will call for co-operation between different actors in legal and judicial proceedings involving unaccompanied and trafficked migrant children.‘Working together to ensure the protection and…
  • Sep 18

    Bar Council report claims LASPO 2012 damages access to justice

    Bar Council report claims LASPO 2012 damages access to justice
    Bar Council report claims LASPO 2012 damages access to justice - The Bar Council, 18th September 2014(This is actually serious stuff, but I couldn't resist the Fawlty Towers reference, sorry.)
Rank this Week: 706

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

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

http://moritzlegalinformation.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Ignoring Court Rules...Not Just for Less Experienced Attorneys!

    Ignoring Court Rules...Not Just for Less Experienced Attorneys!
    Judicial opinions addressing publicly and for all time the misdeeds of attorneys (i.e., a bench slap) are not uncommon. Whether its for poor legal writing or a brief riddled with inaccuracies that seem to amount to outright lies, judges hold…
  • Sep 17

    Celebrate Constitution Day

    Celebrate Constitution Day
    Although the Constitution has been around for more than 200 years, Constitution Day is a relatively new phenomenon.  As the Senate explains: "To encourage all Americans to learn more about the Constitution, Congress in 1956…
  • Sep 15

    Asking for Help

    Asking for Help
    We have one more story to add to the list of attorneys with mental health and addiction issues. Unfortunately, it's less frequent that we have stories of recovery to post, though a blog post from a few months back did highlight one attorney's…
Rank this Week: 511

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 61

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Sep 19

    Five Ways to Make Speaking Engagements Pay Off

    Five Ways to Make Speaking Engagements Pay Off
    Let’s say you’ve been invited to speak at the annual meeting of a group of not-for-profits next month. Specifically, they want to know what, if anything, they should be worrying about relative to your specialty — say…
  • Sep 18

    Lawyers, Depression and Substance Abuse: A Candid Q&A

    Lawyers, Depression and Substance Abuse: A Candid Q&A
    The suicide of actor Robin Williams made many, including me, reflect on how problems related to depression and substance abuse can lead to desperate, irrational actions. Lawyers in general tend to be more susceptible to problems like these.…
  • Sep 17

    Product Beat Fall 2014: Law Practice Management Alley

    Product Beat Fall 2014: Law Practice Management Alley
    For legal technology, it's been a year focused on start-ups, disrupt-style events, legal hackathons and competitions aimed at improving delivery of legal services. Meantime, developers of law practice…
Rank this Week: 922

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 2

The Verdict

The Verdict

Topics range from Iowa to the national scene but concentrate heavily on Iowa cases. By Stephen D Lombardi.

http://www.lombardilaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 19

    Wisconsin Medical Malpractice Verdict Awards $4 Million to Victim's Wife

    Wisconsin Medical Malpractice Verdict Awards $4 Million to Victim's Wife
    A Wisconsin jury verdict returned in August 2014 awarded Donna Halmmark $4 million for a medical malpractice case she filed on behalf of her deceased husband. Ms. Hallmark filed the case against Dr. Shipman of the Walker Baptist Medical…
  • Sep 18

    New Study Shows PTSD is Linked to Changes in the Brain Itself

    New Study Shows PTSD is Linked to Changes in the Brain Itself
    Psychiatrists treating patients with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) sometimes have trouble finding the proper therapy method to help individual patients.  This diagnosis is still somewhat of a mystery in terms of how to treat it,…
  • Sep 17

    Reporting on Workplace Accidents Faces Stricter Regulation

    Reporting on Workplace Accidents Faces Stricter Regulation
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) created new guidelines for reporting workplace accidents, replacing the standard guidelines that have been in place for some time.  The new regulations are meant to bring attention…
Rank this Week: 384

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 546

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

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

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
Rank this Week: 112

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Gareth Shepperson's First Law

Covers property law, property development and related thoughts.

http://garethsfirstlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Municipal approvals delay property development

    Municipal approvals delay property development
    Municipal approvals delay property developmentSome projects just no longer viable: some approvals take up to three years. Huge contributions to bulk services and delays in municipal approvals seriously hamper commercial property development…
  • Sep 19

    Sharemax complaints surge after Bam determination

    Sharemax complaints surge after Bam determination
    Sharemax complaints surge after Bam determinationSars applies for liquidation of Sharemax and termination of the business rescue process. The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has applied for the liquidation of Sharemax Investments and for…
  • Sep 18

    Durban beachfront's largest property development takes shape

    Durban beachfront's largest property development takes shape
    Durban beachfront's largest property development takes shapeA R1.8 billion expansion of Durban's landmark Suncoast Casino has been given the nod, clearing the way for a doubling of the existing complex.An artist's impression of the beachfront…
Rank this Week: 508

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

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

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Sep 19

    Nevada Supreme Court Upholds Fraud Verdict Against The California Franchise Tax Board

    Nevada Supreme Court Upholds Fraud Verdict Against The California Franchise Tax Board
    The Franchise Tax Board’s Shande This is case that has been more than two decades in the making.  It began in the 1990s when inventor Gilbert Hyatt filed a California tax return showing that he relocated from California to Nevada.…
  • Sep 18

    Oxfam America Sues The SEC (Again) For Dilatory Rule Making

    Oxfam America Sues The SEC (Again) For Dilatory Rule Making
    Recently, I wrote of the shamelessness of the Securities and Exchange Commission targeting late filers even while it continues to miss many legal deadlines itself.  In that post, I mentioned that the SEC adopted resource extraction rules…
  • Sep 18

    In Judicial Opinions, These Words Are Truly Zeltn

    In Judicial Opinions, These Words Are Truly Zeltn
    Readers of this blog know that it isn’t just about the law, it is about the language of the law.  As I’ve mentioned, many of our legal terms are derived from Norman French courtesy of William the Conqueror.  Recently, I…
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Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Sep 19

    “Death Row Dinners” – Bad Taste?

    “Death Row Dinners” – Bad Taste?
    A London “pop-up” restaurant planned to recreate and sell dinners requested by death row prisoners as their last meal.  However, criticism lead to the event’s possible cancellation before it was even held. According to…
  • Sep 18

    UPDATE: Cowderoy v. Sorkos Estate Revisited Revisited

    UPDATE: Cowderoy v. Sorkos Estate Revisited Revisited
    On September 7, 2012, we blogged on the trial decision of Cowderoy v. Sorkos Estate.  At trial, the court found that the deceased had repeatedly promised his step-grandchildren his farm and two cottage properties.  Applying the…
  • Sep 17

    Service of Unborn and Unascertained Beneficiarie

    Service of Unborn and Unascertained Beneficiarie
    When someone applies for probate in Ontario, the process involves issuing an application with the court for either a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee with a Will or a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee without a Will,…
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New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

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

http://blog.bluestonelawfirm.com/
  • Sep 19

    Pro-Se Legal Malpractice Case Fails Its Initial Test

    Pro-Se Legal Malpractice Case Fails Its Initial Test
    Plaintiff alleges that defendant "caused an action to be commenced against the plaintiff and a preclusion order to be entered against him in that action, and that they failed to assert the defenses of laches and statute of limitations in the…
  • Sep 18

    A Ponzi Scheme Leads to A Legal Malpractice Case

    A Ponzi Scheme Leads to A Legal Malpractice Case
    Everyone in this case came out badly.  Attorney represented client, became friends with client, gave financial advice to client, invested with client, lost money in a Ponzi scheme with client.  Now, client survives a summary…
  • Sep 16

    Are Experts Always Needed in Legal Malpractice?

    Are Experts Always Needed in Legal Malpractice?
    We often muse that absolute rules depress creative thinking.  As an example, the well recognized rule is that legal malpractice cases always require an expert for plaintiff.  However, is this true? Board of Mgrs. of Bridge Tower…
Rank this Week: 87

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Sep 19

    Medical Malpractice By the Number

    Medical Malpractice By the Number
    The Center for Justice & Democracy has released its updated "Briefing Book: Medical Malpractice By the Numbers." Available here. Insurancenewsnet.com has highlighted some statistics from the book: * Medical malpractice insurance…
  • Sep 18

    Local Governments on Prop 46

    Local Governments on Prop 46
    Director of the CA State Association of Counties opposes Prop 46 here. LA County supervisors consider motion to oppose here.
  • Sep 17

    Hedley on the Nature of Private Law

    Hedley on the Nature of Private Law
    Steve Hedley (University College Cork) has posted to SSRN Obligations: (Local) Politics or (Universal) Reason?. The abstract provides: Obligations is both a local institution, influenced by politics, and a universal institution, influenced by…
Rank this Week: 471

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
  • Sep 19

    A late motion for leave to amend.

    A late motion for leave to amend.
    Practice point:  Although the plaintiff delayed in making the motion for leave to amend, mere lateness is not a barrier to the amendment; lateness is only a barrier if it is coupled with significant prejudice to the other side.Student…
  • Sep 18

    A rear-end collision.

    A rear-end collision.
    Practice point:  A rear-end collision establishes, prima facie, negligence on the part of the rear vehicle's driver, regardless of whether the lead vehicle was stopped or stopping.. That driver, then, must rebut the inference of…
  • Sep 17

    The enforceability of an on-the-record stipulation.

    The enforceability of an on-the-record stipulation.
    Practice point:  In this divorce action the Appellate Division affirmed the finding that the parties' on-the-record agreement was too incomplete and indefinite to be enforceable, and was merely a non-binding agreement to agree. …
Rank this Week: 376

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

Offers business trial law with a sense of humor. By Barry Barnett.

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Sep 19

    Ambiguity It Created May Save Goldman Sachs Millions in Legal Fees; "Vice President" Doesn't Count as "Officer"?

    Ambiguity It Created May Save Goldman Sachs Millions in Legal Fees; "Vice President" Doesn't Count as "Officer"?
    Murky bylaws May a Delaware firm whose bylaws promise to pay the legal bills of a group of people -- all of its "officers" -- avoid paying on the ground that it failed to make clear who belonged in the...
  • Sep 17

    Federal Circuit Tosses $368 Million Patent Verdict Against Apple's FaceTime, Okays Nix on Citing Reexam

    Federal Circuit Tosses $368 Million Patent Verdict Against Apple's FaceTime, Okays Nix on Citing Reexam
    Measuring patent damages -- and excluding reexam evidence The Federal Circuit again tightened the criteria for setting damages awards in patent infringement cases. But, in a bit of good news for infringement plaintiffs, it lent further…
  • Sep 15

    The Big Flip

    The Big Flip
    Party flip in the federal courts Since the inauguration of Barack Obama in January 2009, eight U.S. courts of appeals have flipped parties, The New York Times reported. Now nine of the 13 federal appeals courts -- almost 70 percent...
Rank this Week: 868

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/
Rank this Week: 457

El Blog de Derecho Publico de…

El Blog de Derecho Publico de Sevach

Covers public law and legislation. By Professor J.R. Chaves.

http://contencioso.es/
Rank this Week: 863

Just Appease Me

Just Appease Me

An ADR blawg that discusses mediation, arbitration and other interesting cases. By Valenti Law, P.C.

http://valentilaw.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 18

    Scots Reject Independence From Britain i

    Scots Reject Independence From Britain i
    Scots Reject Independence From Britain in Historic Vote – http://ow.ly/BFLEM – http://ow.ly/BFLENFiled under: Conflict
  • Sep 15

    The Scottish Referendum: Torture for a M

    The Scottish Referendum: Torture for a M
    The Scottish Referendum: Torture for a Mediator By Charlie Irvine, Charlie Irvine Mediation | Kluwer Mediation Blog http://ow.ly/BvYqEFiled under: Conflict
  • Sep 15

    Get expert tips and tricks straight from

    Get expert tips and tricks straight from
    Get expert tips and tricks straight from experienced mediators at the 20th World Forum of Mediation Centres. For more information click here http://bit.ly/VPmV2A #20thWFMC http://ow.ly/BvkL1Filed under: Conflict
Rank this Week: 343

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Sep 18

    How Much For 10 Million Barrels Oil Each Day?

    How Much For 10 Million Barrels Oil Each Day?
    A group of 347 investors holding assets of $24 trillion has called for introducing world wide “carbon pricing”. They want effective climate policy. I agree with their position. But there already is a price on carbon. That is the…
  • Sep 17

    Bitcoin 10 Years After

    Bitcoin 10 Years After
    My talk on “Bitcoin 10 Years After” of June this year will be published in our Journal at the end of this month. Here is a PDF file (still with some kanji use errors, this is before the final check):…
  • Sep 16

    Do It Again, OPEC

    Do It Again, OPEC
    OPEC is expected to reduce their production next year from 30 million to 29.5 million barrels a day at their next meeting in November, says Reuters. They cite OPEC Secretary General Abdallah Salem el-Badri for this expectation. Already…
Rank this Week: 218

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 19

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

Provides eDiscovery news, analysis and educational tips. By Trial Solutions.

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 625

miabogadoenlinea.net

miabogadoenlinea.net

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

http://www.miabogadoenlinea.net
  • Sep 18

    Se pide decapitación de hechicero

    Se pide decapitación de hechicero
    El pasado martes, oficiales de la Comisión de la Promoción de la Virtud y la Prevención del Vicio, Haia o policía de la virtud, detuvieron en Riad, capital de Arabia Saudita, a un hombre africano acusado de…
  • Sep 18

    Salas de dosis de drogas abrirán por las noches en Dinamarca

    Salas de dosis de drogas abrirán por las noches en Dinamarca
    La representación ciudadana del Consejo de la Ciudad de Vesterbro, en la capital de Dinamarca, Copenhague, Borgerrepræsentationen, aprobó esta semana que las salas de inyección de dosis de drogadictos permanezcan…
  • Sep 18

    Críticas a la ley de medios en Arabia Saudita

    Críticas a la ley de medios en Arabia Saudita
    El Consejo de la Shura del Reino de Arabia Saudita empezó la discusión de la iniciativa de ley que pretende regular a los medios de comunicación. Se trata de una iniciativa que fue muy cuestionada por varios de los…
Rank this Week: 25

The Irreverent Lawyer

The Irreverent Lawyer

Ruminations on law and life

http://lawmrh.wordpress.com
  • Sep 18

    WTF? And More FREE CLE

    WTF? And More FREE CLE
    “What the falafel?” I rhetorically asked after two colleagues separately emailed me the past day about the State Bar of Arizona’s new CLE Institute Training Program. Ahead of the Arizona Bar’s likely imminent approval…
  • Sep 17

    ‘Pay-to-play’ as Arizona Bar moves to protect its lucrative CLE turf.

    ‘Pay-to-play’ as Arizona Bar moves to protect its lucrative CLE turf.
    “When somebody says it’s not about the money — it’s about the money.” - H.L. Mencken This Friday, the State Bar of Arizona considers whether or not to ask the state supreme court to approve a precertification…
  • Sep 10

    Yeah, that’ll do it. Revisiting incivility.

    Yeah, that’ll do it. Revisiting incivility.
    I was thinking of incivility again. Maybe, it was prompted by reading Kathleen Geier’s out-of-both sides of her mouth musings about Joan Rivers. On the one hand, Geier thought Rivers “was pretty great” but on the other,…
Rank this Week: 646