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Law and Other Things

Law and Other Things

Covers Indian law, courts and the Constitution.

http://lawandotherthings.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    Citing American Authorities in Free Speech Case

    Citing American Authorities in Free Speech Case
    The Supreme Court’s judgment in the section 66-A case was striking to me for one particular reason. Indian courts have long held that the judgments of American courts can’t reliably be used as precedents while deciding cases…
  • Mar 26

    'Democracy's narrow escape'

    'Democracy's narrow escape'
    The Supreme Court's judgment in Shreya Singhal case has been widely hailed.  The title of this post is drawn from one such commentary carried in Telegraph, which also exposes the players and the factors that went into the making of S.66A…
  • Mar 18

    On Freebies and Election Manifesto

    On Freebies and Election Manifesto
     [Guest Post: Vasujith Ram] AAP’s election manifesto made a host of promises: Lakhs of CCTVs for women’s safety [see here], Wi-Fi in all public places, 20, 000 Litres of free water every month, reduction of electricity…
Rank this Week: 375

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Mar 28

    Cambodia Tribunal Issues New Charges in Case Number 4

    Cambodia Tribunal Issues New Charges in Case Number 4
    The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) was set up in 2006 to bring to trial senior leaders and those most responsible for crimes committed during the Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1979, during which at least...
  • Mar 28

    Security Council Adopts Two Resolutions on Libya

    Security Council Adopts Two Resolutions on Libya
    Unanimously adopting two separate resolutions on Libya, the Security Council, in the first, called for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire and extended the United Nations Support Mission there (UNSMIL) until 15 September, and in the…
  • Mar 27

    AG Legal Opinion on Social Benefits for Migrants in Europe

    AG Legal Opinion on Social Benefits for Migrants in Europe
    A hot topic here in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe has been the issue of social welfare benefits for migrant workers. European citizens have the right to move freely throughout the European Union (EU) - to attend university,...
Rank this Week: 305

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Covers South Carolina divorce, custody and family law issues. By Gregory S. Forman.

http://www.gregoryforman.com
  • Mar 28

    How do you depublish an opinion?

    How do you depublish an opinion?
    Twice in the past 1 ½ months the South Carolina Supreme Court has ordered that a published South Carolina Court of Appeals opinion be depublished. First, on February 20, 2015, it denied certiorari in State v. Mimms, 410 S.C. 32, 763…
  • Mar 24

    Visitation schedules for firefighters (or anyone who works 24-hours on/48-hours off)

    Visitation schedules for firefighters (or anyone who works 24-hours on/48-hours off)
    One can always tell when an attorney has failed to really focus on his or her client when a parent who works a 24-hours on/48-hours off work schedule ends up with an every-other-weekend visitation schedule. Such visitation schedules doom such…
  • Mar 23

    The drawback of preventing non-parties from attending mediation

    The drawback of preventing non-parties from attending mediation
    ADR Rule 5(d) states that “ADR [Alternative Dispute Resolution] conferences are private. Other persons may attend only with the permission of the parties, their attorneys and the mediator.” In family court mediations, parties will…
Rank this Week: 273

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Mar 28

    Pregnancy as Disability

    Pregnancy as Disability
    When I teach family law, I briefly discuss the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. The basic hypothetical that I use is: Ace Employer makes no accommodations for any disabilities (other than what is required under the Americans with Disabilities…
  • Mar 27

    Justice Jackson’s Error

    Justice Jackson’s Error
    A subject that came up in my Bill of Rights seminar this semester is the fallacy that the rights included in the First Amendment were the most important ones because    . . . well, they came first.  Of course, this is wrong.…
  • Mar 27

    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 65, Number 1, Winter 2015

    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 65, Number 1, Winter 2015
    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 65, Number 1, Winter 2015 The Stripping of the Trust: A Study In Legal Evolution Adam S Hofri-Winogradow The Fault of Trespass Avihay Dorfman, Assaf Jacob How Tort Law Empowers Ori J Herstein…
Rank this Week: 381

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

Covers Indian law and politics. By the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law.

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 28

    Indian Groups Persuade Federal Court to Preserve Judge Cebull Email

    Indian Groups Persuade Federal Court to Preserve Judge Cebull Email
    Here are the materials in Four Directions v. Committee on Judicial Conduct and Disability of the Judicial Conference of the United States (N.D. Cal.): 34 Petition to Preserve Evidence 35 Opposition & Motion to Dismiss 38 Response to…
  • Mar 27

    GAO Report on Tribal Title IV-E Program

    GAO Report on Tribal Title IV-E Program
    Via NICWA. Link here. Indian tribes developing title IV-E foster care programs faced resource constraints and reported challenges adopting some program requirements. According to GAO’s interviews with tribal and Department of Health and…
  • Mar 27

    Alaska SCT Upholds Subsistence Hunting Rules against Challenge from Conservation Group

    Alaska SCT Upholds Subsistence Hunting Rules against Challenge from Conservation Group
    Here is the opinion in Alaska Fish & Wildlife Conservation Fund v. State: Alaska Fish and Wildlife Conservation Fund v State An excerpt: Regulations promulgated by the Alaska Board of Game establish two different systems of…
Rank this Week: 229

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

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

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Mar 27

    You Don’t Want To Get Between This Man, His White Castle, And His Beer.

    You Don’t Want To Get Between This Man, His White Castle, And His Beer.
    Clearly he didn’t go about it the right way, and not to disparage White Castle, but having had their burgers, The Juice can testify that they would definitely go down better with beer, or any other alcoholic beverage. As reported by…
  • Mar 26

    If It Works, Keep Doing It, Right? It’s Not A Hard Choice. Or … Is It?

    If It Works, Keep Doing It, Right? It’s Not A Hard Choice. Or … Is It?
    In sports, that’s something you hear over and over. If it works, keep doing it until the other team stops you. Then adjust your game plan accordingly. Alas, sports is not like life in many regards, including this one. Just ask this…
  • Mar 25

    Awesome HOV Scam

    Awesome HOV Scam
    Carpooling is fantastic. It’s even better when your passenger is a real person! As reported by The New York Daily News:  “The Most Interesting Man in the World” may be good company, but he’s a bad carpool…
Rank this Week: 358

Immigration Legal Blog

Immigration Legal Blog

Covers immigration law especially employment and family based immigration issues. By Shah Peerally Law Group PC.

http://immigrationlegalblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    USCIS Posts Updated L-1B Adjudications Policy for Public Feedback

    USCIS Posts Updated L-1B Adjudications Policy for Public Feedback
    Release Date: March 24, 2015 WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez today announced the release of an updated policy memorandum on the L-1B nonimmigrant visa…
  • Mar 24

    Will President Obama make the L1B easier?

    Will President Obama make the L1B easier?
    For years, immigration practioners have been struggling with the famous L1B visa.  In fact, whenever someone mentions an L1B, we automatically think of an alternative to the L1B visa. The truth is that USCIS has made it very difficult…
  • Mar 19

    Want to Relate How the H4 EAD changed your life?

    Want to Relate How the H4 EAD changed your life?
    “If anyone would be willing to talk with a public radio reporter about what the reform to H-4 Visa’s mean to them, and how their lives will change as a result, I would love to speak with them. They can contact me at…
Rank this Week: 230

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Mar 27

    What to make of the fierce new debate over the efficacy of California's energy codes?

    What to make of the fierce new debate over the efficacy of California's energy codes?
    I recently listened to the Freaknomics podcast, How Efficient is Energy Efficiency?. Despite feeling relatively up-to-date on energy codes research, I was surprised to hear in that podcast about a recent paper by Arik Levinson (Georgetown -…
  • Mar 24

    The W&L Top 100 Law Review Rankings and the Land Use Law Scholar

    The W&L Top 100 Law Review Rankings and the Land Use Law Scholar
    I have had reason this spring to revisit--more often than I'd like--the relative rankings of law reviews. It seems these days that many people rely upon the Washington & Lee Law Review Rankings as an indicator of what constitutes a...
  • Mar 24

    CFP: 2015 Future of Places Conference (lead-in to Habitat III) in Stockholm: Deadline of April 15

    CFP: 2015 Future of Places Conference (lead-in to Habitat III) in Stockholm: Deadline of April 15
    Call for papers Following the 2014 Future of Places conference in Buenos Aires, we are pleased to announce the next conference in the series. The 2015 Future of Places conference will serve as a lead-in to Habitat III and its...
Rank this Week: 306

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Mar 27

    EFF Files Second Round of Comments on New York’s BitLicense Proposal

    EFF Files Second Round of Comments on New York’s BitLicense Proposal
    Today, EFF filed a second round of comments to the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) on its proposed regulatory rules for digital currencies like Bitcoin. EFF, the Internet Archive, and reddit filed initial joint…
  • Mar 27

    France’s Censorship and Surveillance Initiatives Lack Judicial Review

    France’s Censorship and Surveillance Initiatives Lack Judicial Review
    Following the terrorist attacks in Paris in January, including the murder of several journalists at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, we anticipated that the French government would overreact. Sure enough, recent reporting has revealed…
  • Mar 26

    UN Human Rights Council Appoints Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy

    UN Human Rights Council Appoints Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy
    The Electronic Frontier Foundation is pleased with the United Nations Human Rights Council's (UNHRC) decision to adopt a resolution appointing a special rapporteur on the right to privacy. This decision is a key step forward for the UNHRC; it…
Rank this Week: 233

Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

Covers various topics that arise in the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation. By James M. Beck and Mark Herrmann.

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Result-Driven Affirmance of Birth Defect Verdict

    Result-Driven Affirmance of Birth Defect Verdict
                We have said it before – birth defect cases are hard.  Juries and judges are sympathetic where the individual whose health is at issue had no say in the…
  • Mar 27

    BRICK BY BRICK, THE LEARNED INTERMEDIARY DOCTRINE PAVES A WEST VIRGINIA PATH

    BRICK BY BRICK, THE LEARNED INTERMEDIARY DOCTRINE PAVES A WEST VIRGINIA PATH
    Back in November, we exulted over the pelvic mesh MDL judge’s resurrection of West Virginia’s learned intermediary doctrine.   In Tyree v. Boston Scientific Corp., ___ F. Supp.3d ___, 2014 WL 5431993 (S.D.W. Va.…
  • Mar 26

    Let’s Talk InFuse

    Let’s Talk InFuse
                This post is from the non-Reed Smith side of the blog only.            The InFuse litigation has certainly given us…
Rank this Week: 373

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

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

http://suealtmeyer.typepad.com/cleveland_law_library_web/
  • Mar 27

    Ohio Supreme Court Adopts New Amendments to Ohio Ethics Rules for Lawyer

    Ohio Supreme Court Adopts New Amendments to Ohio Ethics Rules for Lawyer
    The Ohio Supreme Court recently adopted several amendments to the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct. Some of the major topics covered by the new changes include technology, confidentiality, client development, and client solicitation.…
  • Mar 26

    Tech Thursday: Recycling Your Old Computer

    Tech Thursday: Recycling Your Old Computer
    Have an old computer laying around the office? Don't just throw it in the trash, there may be sensitive files and information on the hard drive. Techlicious' Christina DesMarais' article "How to Safely Get Rid of an Old Computer" gives...
  • Mar 12

    Tech Thursday: PC Security Software

    Tech Thursday: PC Security Software
    There's hundreds of different versions of security software available these days. Which is the best for you? Kaitlyn Wells' article "The Best PC Security Software" breaks down the best free and paid software. You can read her article here.
Rank this Week: 374

Forced Migration Current Awareness…

Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog

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

http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Thematic Focus: ICTs & Innovation

    Thematic Focus: ICTs & Innovation
    ICTs:App Helps Syrian Refugees Adapt to Life Away from Home (NPR, March 2015) [access]- Follow link for audio and transcript."Charity Providing Refugees with Library-in-a-Box to Launch in UK," Newsweek, 19 March 2015 [text]IST Researchers…
  • Mar 27

    Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

    Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance
    Publications:An Act of Faith: Humanitarian Financing and Zakat (Global Humanitarian Assistance, March 2015) [text]Cautious Welcome for New OCHA Chief (IRIN, March 2015) [text]Helpdesk Research Report: Relationship between Humanitarian and…
  • Mar 26

    Regional Focus: Australia

    Regional Focus: Australia
    Event:Panel on Australia and Asylum Seekers, Montreal, 1 April 2015 [info]- Chaired by Professor François Crépeau, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants.Publications:"Australia Makes a U-Turn with the…
Rank this Week: 293

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 264

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

Provides news on state and federal employment law and human resources.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Mar 27

    Texas judge puts FMLA rule’s new definition of spouse on hold

    Texas judge puts FMLA rule’s new definition of spouse on hold
    For the time being, employers in states that don’t recognize same-sex marriage don’t have to comply with a new rule changing the definition of spouse under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The rule was to take effect on…
  • Mar 25

    Supreme Court clarifies employer obligations related to pregnant worker

    Supreme Court clarifies employer obligations related to pregnant worker
    The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that employers need to treat pregnant employees under job restrictions the same way they treat nonpregnant employees who are temporarily similarly unable to perform their jobs. The Court ruled 6-3 on March 25…
  • Mar 13

    Utah passes historic legislation against sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination

    Utah passes historic legislation against sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination
    by Ryan B. Frazier On March 12, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed into law newly enacted legislation aimed at preventing employment and housing discrimination against gays, lesbians, and transgender individuals. The monumental legislation…
Rank this Week: 355

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Mar 27

    Landmark Intermediary Liability Decision from the Indian Supreme Court

    Landmark Intermediary Liability Decision from the Indian Supreme Court
    Recently, the Supreme Court of India issued a landmark decision regarding the constitutionality of several provisions included in the Indian Information Technology Act ("IT Act"). The provisions dealt with content removal online and blocking…
  • Mar 27

    Welcome to the Manila Intermediary Liability Principles!

    Welcome to the Manila Intermediary Liability Principles!
    A few days ago, digital rights advocates and civil society groups gathered together in Manila and approved the Intermediary Liability Principles. The principles were officially launched at the Rightscon Southeast Asia in Manila. The document…
  • Mar 25

    Which Cyberthreat Information Sharing Proposal You Should Support? (Hint: None)

    Which Cyberthreat Information Sharing Proposal You Should Support? (Hint: None)
    It’s the season for “cyberthreat” information sharing proposals. There’s the White House plan, announced in January. There’s the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, or CISA, which passed out of the Senate…
Rank this Week: 378

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

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

    Best of 2011: “Life rights”? (Making things with life?)

    Best of 2011: “Life rights”? (Making things with life?)
    First posted May 23, 2011. Pittsburgh Trademark Lawyer Daniel Corbett brings us an NBA star’s attempt at a four-point shot: Post-relationship drama takes many forms, but federal court litigation under the Lanham Act isn’t…
  • Mar 26

    Functionality in trademark and patent law

    Functionality in trademark and patent law
    What with all the hoopla over controversial and headline-making cases, it’s tempting sometimes to forget about the need to drill and to stay up to date on the everyday craft of trademark law.  So when John Welch sees fit to…
  • Mar 24

    B&B Hardware: Beyond Nuts and Bolt

    B&B Hardware: Beyond Nuts and Bolt
    I’d promised I’d wait on this, but I couldn’t, and you’ll see why.  Here’s my take on today’s Supreme Court decision in B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries Inc., which — notwithstanding my…
Rank this Week: 242

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Mar 27

    Indiana Trade Secret Litigation: Precision Drone Sues Channel Masters for Misappropriating Trade Secret

    Indiana Trade Secret Litigation: Precision Drone Sues Channel Masters for Misappropriating Trade Secret
    Indianapolis, Indiana - Indiana intellectual property lawyers for Precision Drone, LLC of Hamilton County, Indiana ("Precision") commenced trade secret litigation in Hamilton County Superior Court alleging that Channel Masters, LLC of…
  • Mar 26

    Patent Law: Maintaining Your Patent

    Patent Law: Maintaining Your Patent
    All utility patents that issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") from applications filed on or after December 12, 1980 are subject to maintenance fees, which must be paid to maintain the patent in force. Information…
  • Mar 25

    Indiana Patent Litigation: Competing Indiana-Based RV Manufacturers Head to Federal Court

    Indiana Patent Litigation: Competing Indiana-Based RV Manufacturers Head to Federal Court
    South Bend, Indiana - Indiana patent attorneys for Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC ("Heartland") of Elkhart, Indiana initiated a patent lawsuit in the Northern District of Indiana alleging that Gulf Stream Coach, Inc., ("Gulf Stream") of…
Rank this Week: 340

Federalist Society Multimedia…

Federalist Society Multimedia Archive

Audio of recent events, speeches and conferences of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.

http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/page/multimedia-from-past-federalist-society-events-2014
  • Mar 27

    Debate: Hobby Lobby Decision 3-25-2015

    Debate: Hobby Lobby Decision 3-25-2015
    Federalist Society with the American Constitution Society and the National Constitution CenterThe Freedom Restoration Act prohibits the federal government from requiring closely held corporations to provide contraceptive coverage under…
  • Feb 26

    The Future of Media: Is Government Regulation In Today's Media Landscape "Over-The-Top"? 2-25-2015

    The Future of Media: Is Government Regulation In Today's Media Landscape "Over-The-Top"? 2-25-2015
    The Future of MediaThe Federalist Society's Telecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group and its George Washington University Law School Student Chapter co-sponsored a conference on the Future of Media -- examining the…
  • Feb 26

    Address by FTC Commissioner Joshua Wright - 2-25-2015

    Address by FTC Commissioner Joshua Wright - 2-25-2015
    The Future of Media The Federalist Society's Telecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group and its George Washington University Law School Student Chapter co-sponsored a conference on the Future of Media -- examining the…
Rank this Week: 338

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: 266

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 303

AZ Attorney

AZ Attorney

Covers law practice in the desert Southwest. By Tim Eigo, the editor of Arizona Attorney magazine, which is the monthly publication of the State Bar of Arizona.

http://azatty.wordpress.com
  • Mar 27

    Former @AZStateBar space in #dtphx stills wows, catches the imagination

    Former @AZStateBar space in #dtphx stills wows, catches the imagination
    Yesterday, I attended a downtown Phoenix chamber-type luncheon. When I first RSVPed, I was told the location was TBA. But it turned out to be a great choice, and not only because the space is a high-rise going through an adaptive reuse.…
  • Mar 26

    Lawyer at @QuarlesandBrady the 1st in Arizona admitted under military-spouse rule

    Lawyer at @QuarlesandBrady the 1st in Arizona admitted under military-spouse rule
    In 2014, we were pleased to see the Arizona Supreme Court adopt a rule that eased admission for a certain category of attorneys: those who are already admitted and in good standing elsewhere but who find themselves in this state because of…
  • Mar 25

    Law student diversity scholarships offered by @dricommunity

    Law student diversity scholarships offered by @dricommunity
    Law students who seek substantial scholarships should consider a great opportunity, but get on it fast: The application for the DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship is due next Monday, March 30. So if you are a law student or if you know…
Rank this Week: 364

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Friday fantasie

    Friday fantasie
    Mew-singsForthcoming events. There's plenty to choose from on the IPKat's Forthcoming Events page, but some events come to this Kat's notice so late that he doesn't have the chance to get them loaded up on to it. One such event, organised by…
  • Mar 27

    The European Patent Office: a Message from Merpel

    The European Patent Office: a Message from Merpel
    Readers of this weblog will not fail to have noticed the quantity of blogposts on the legal, administrative and social issues that have turned the European Patent Office (EPO), once a byword for expertise, efficiency and excellence, into the…
  • Mar 26

    When the translation is the prior art: or is it?

    When the translation is the prior art: or is it?
    Translations have long engaged IP law and practice. In the 19th century, the fundamental issue focused on whether copyright extended protection to a translation. After an initial period of disagreement (U.S. law said “no”, English…
Rank this Week: 236

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

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

http://www.chicagoinjuryattorneyblog.com/blog/
  • Mar 27

    What Every Homeowner Should Know About Premises Liability

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

    Four Things You Didn’t Know About Personal Injury Law

    Four Things You Didn’t Know About Personal Injury Law
    Let’s take a look at four facts most people don’t know about personal injury law in Illinois. 1. To win your case, you must prove that it is more likely than not that someone else’s negligence was a cause of your injuries.…
  • Mar 19

    The Right Way to Find a Nursing Home for Your Loved One

    The Right Way to Find a Nursing Home for Your Loved One
    Making the decision to transition a loved one into a nursing home can be extremely difficult. How do you know if it is the right thing to do? If it is the right thing to do, how do choose the best nursing home to fit their needs? Once you…
Rank this Week: 365

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Mar 27

    Gridlock and Purposivism in Statutory Interpretation

    Gridlock and Purposivism in Statutory Interpretation
    by Michael DorfOn Monday, Justice Kennedy sent the blawgosphere into a bit of a tizzy when, in the course of testifying before the House Appropriations Committee, he answered a question about statutory interpretation by saying the…
  • Mar 26

    You Can't Fix This Stupid Law

    You Can't Fix This Stupid Law
    by Neil H. BuchananIn my new Verdict column, published today, I continue a discussion that I began two weeks ago in a Verdict column and its associated Dorf on Law post.  In those earlier pieces, I discussed whether the debt ceiling…
  • Mar 25

    How Biased Towards Libertarianism is the US Constitution?

    How Biased Towards Libertarianism is the US Constitution?
    by Michael DorfMy latest Verdict column discusses  a recent Harvard Law Review essay by Suzanna Sherry, in which she reviews Richard Epstein’s book, The Classical Liberal Constitution. Sherry says (correctly) that Epstein defends a…
Rank this Week: 367

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Mar 27

    Theorising Global Justice

    Theorising Global Justice
    Frank J. Garcia, Global Justice and International Economic Law: Three Takes, Cambridge University Press (2013).Sean CoyleIn a letter to the semi-pagan Nectarius (Epistle 91, §4), Saint Augustine sets forth one of the most…
  • Mar 25

    Internet Payment Blockades: SOPA and PIPA in Disguise? Or Worse?

    Internet Payment Blockades: SOPA and PIPA in Disguise? Or Worse?
    Annemarie Bridy, Internet Payment Blockades, Fla. L. Rev (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Stacey DoganThe law of intermediary liability in intellectual property reflects a constant struggle for balance. On the one hand, rights owners…
  • Mar 24

    Can the Supportive State be Non-intrusive?

    Can the Supportive State be Non-intrusive?
    Wendy A. Bach, The Hyperregulatory State: Women, Race, Poverty, and Support, 25 Yale J.L. & Feminism 317 (2014).Katharine BartlettTwo truths that feminists hold to be self-evident are: (1) that this society requires a more pro-active,…
Rank this Week: 335

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

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

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    TTAB Test: Are These Two Marks For Overlapping Goods/Services Confusingly Similar?

    TTAB Test: Are These Two Marks For Overlapping Goods/Services Confusingly Similar?
    The USPTO refused registration of the mark shown first below, finding it likely to cause confusion with the mark shown second below, for goods/services that "perform overlapping functions, namely, the promotion of goods and services of others…
  • Mar 26

    TTAB Reverses 2(d) Refusal Due to Specific Differences in Involved Software

    TTAB Reverses 2(d) Refusal Due to Specific Differences in Involved Software
    The Board affirms 90% of the Section 2(d) refusals it gets its hands on, but here's one that it reversed. The applicant sought to register the mark MISTORE for "Computer software for use in connection with retail point of sale and inventory…
  • Mar 25

    Supreme Court Rules that TTAB Decision May Have Preclusive Effect

    Supreme Court Rules that TTAB Decision May Have Preclusive Effect
    In an attention-grabbing decision, at least in trademark circles, the Supreme Court ruled yesterday that, in an action for trademark infringement, "[s]o long as the other ordinary elements of issue preclusion are met, when the uses…
Rank this Week: 262

North Carolina Estate Planning…

North Carolina Estate Planning Blog

Covers legal issues relating to wealth transfer, asset preservation, probate, and taxation. By Greg Herman-Giddens of Trust Counsel, P.A.

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

    Downsides of Do-It-Yourself Powers of Attorney

    Downsides of Do-It-Yourself Powers of Attorney
    Powers of attorney are powerful documents that grant another individual broad rights over medical and financial decisions. Such an important power should involve careful planning. Ready-made legal forms found online, software programs with…
  • Mar 25

    Beneficiary Designation Reminder

    Beneficiary Designation Reminder
    Beneficiary designation forms are an important way for account and asset owners to ensure the respective assets pass to the individuals of their choosing. Mistakes with beneficiary designations could result in serious loss – the…
  • Mar 23

    Creditor Claims Against Decedents in North Carolina

    Creditor Claims Against Decedents in North Carolina
    One of the many responsibilities executors have is ensuring that the decedent’s debts are satisfied. Creditor claims against estates in North Carolina generally fall into categories of priority. The North Carolina Administrative Office…
Rank this Week: 316

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
Rank this Week: 228

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

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

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

    What Were They Thinking, Part II: DOT Can't Take Advantage Of "Scrivener's Error" To Avoid Eminent Domain

    What Were They Thinking, Part II: DOT Can't Take Advantage Of "Scrivener's Error" To Avoid Eminent Domain
    The Wisconsin Court of Appeals' decision in Somers USA, LLC v. Wisconsin Dep't of Transportation, No. 2014AP1092 (Mar. 25, 2015), is the second case we're posting today that asks -- just what was the government thinking? This kerfuffle…
  • Mar 27

    What Were They Thinking, Part I: City Stealing Dirt Is A Taking

    What Were They Thinking, Part I: City Stealing Dirt Is A Taking
    Here's the first of two cases we're going to post today, both with the same theme -- what was the government thinking? The facts in Irwin v. City of Minot, No. 20140217 (Mar. 24, 2015), are similar to cases we've covered before, the…
  • Mar 26

    Pacific Business News Report On Eminent Domain And The Honolulu Rail

    Pacific Business News Report On Eminent Domain And The Honolulu Rail
    We can't reproduce the entire interview, and the link to the online version is behind a partial paywall, but here are the highlights of a recent interview, where A. Kam Napier, the Editor-in- Chief of Pacific Business News, came by and…
Rank this Week: 341

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 329

RegBlog

RegBlog

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

http://www.regblog.org/
Rank this Week: 283

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Mar 26

    Replying to Alan Kaplinsky

    Replying to Alan Kaplinsky
    by Jeff Sovern Last Friday, I posted a comment on Alan Kaplinsky’s remarks, quoted in the Bloomberg Business story, Bank Customers May Get Their Day in Court, about the CFPB arbitration report. Alan replied in a post captioned…
  • Mar 26

    Senate Republicans' proposed budget would threaten autonomy of CFPB

    Senate Republicans' proposed budget would threaten autonomy of CFPB
    The Hill reports that on a party-line vote, "[t]he Senate Budget Committee added an amendment to the GOP budget that would subject the agency’s budget to the congressional appropriations process. Currently, the CFPB receives its funding…
  • Mar 26

    CFPB considering rules to protect payday borrower

    CFPB considering rules to protect payday borrower
    Seeking to help consumers avoid becoming trapped in a cycle of debt, the CFPB announced today that it is considering new rules that would require payday lenders to take steps to make sure that borrowers can repay their loans. The...
Rank this Week: 370

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 26

    Surgery Standard Scrutinized for Elderly Patient

    Surgery Standard Scrutinized for Elderly Patient
    At the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine conference earlier this month, Dr. Perla Macip spoke at a talk entitled "The 30-Day Mortality Rule in Surgery: Does This Number Prolong Unnecessary Suffering in Vulnerable Elderly…
  • Mar 24

    Tokyo's Elderly Turned Away with Nursing Home Cut

    Tokyo's Elderly Turned Away with Nursing Home Cut
    As the elderly population in Tokyo booms, waitlists for nursing homes are becoming exceedingly long. There has been a scramble for free beds in these facilities, and yet the nursing homes in the city are starting to cut back. The problem is…
  • Mar 19

    Medical Identity Theft Increases as More Health Data Goes Digital

    Medical Identity Theft Increases as More Health Data Goes Digital
    Last year, medical identity theft increased 22% as more U.S. patient health data becomes electronic. While it is easier for doctors and other medical professionals to readily access patient data, the process is also making it easier for cyber…
Rank this Week: 357

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 241

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

Covers library legal issues, legal information sources, and notices for the Harvard Law community. From the law librarians of Harvard Law School.

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/
Rank this Week: 288

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

Covers China business, travel and news. By Dan Harris and Steve Dickinson.

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Mar 26

    Made In China?

    Made In China?
      Before you read this post, take a moment to look at the back of your computer monitor or handheld device. Do you see a tag that states “Made in China?” My computer monitor does; my iPhone states it a little differently as…
  • Mar 25

    China Bank Technology Rules, Part 2: Go Local Or Go Home

    China Bank Technology Rules, Part 2: Go Local Or Go Home
    In my post last week, China Bank Technology Rules: Not the Same Old Thing, I said I would come back here with a solution to this bank software mess. How should U.S., European and Japanese bank software developers deal with this…
  • Mar 24

    How To Form A China WFOE: The Initial Information Required

    How To Form A China WFOE: The Initial Information Required
    Just cc’ed on an email from one of our China lawyers to a new client for whom we have been retained to form a China Wholly Foreign Owned Entity, or WFOE. One of the things that so often surprises American companies is how difficult it…
Rank this Week: 243

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 26

    The Futility Of An International Climate Treaty

    The Futility Of An International Climate Treaty
    Call it Kyoto Syndrome, but each year for the past few decades we hear hopeful things about the upcoming negotiations for the “United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.” These discussions usually take place in some…
  • Mar 24

    Conference On California’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plans for “2030 and Beyond”

    Conference On California’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plans for “2030 and Beyond”
    The California State Bar Environmental Law Section is holding a conference on April 16th entitled “2030 and Beyond: The Next Phase of Greenhouse Gas Reduction in California.” The event is co-sponsored by Berkeley Law’s…
  • Mar 23

    The Grid is Always Greener …

    The Grid is Always Greener …
    It seems to be an undeniable part of human nature. When we consider making changes – whether it has to do with the place where we live, the business we are in, or the partner we choose – we tend to compare the flaws of the thing…
Rank this Week: 352

Law Firm Web Strategy

Law Firm Web Strategy

Covers online law firm business development, including profile building, branding and law firm SEO. By Steve Matthews.

http://www.stemlegal.com/strategyblog
  • Mar 26

    Mobilegeddon: The Countdown Is On

    Mobilegeddon: The Countdown Is On
    “Make it mobile-friendly” has been the mantra in web development for the last many years, but now Google is making it official. The search engine has announced that as of April 21 (a.k.a. Mobilegeddon), they’ll use…
  • Mar 12

    Lawblogs.ca Breaks 500!

    Lawblogs.ca Breaks 500!
    Since our last lawblogs.ca update we’ve now hit a pretty major milestone — there are now slightly over 500 blogs listed in the Canadian Law Blogs Directory! Some of these blogs are relatively new, while others are just new to…
  • Feb 28

    Stem Client Roundup for February 2015

    Stem Client Roundup for February 2015
    February is short, yet somehow our clients manage to pack as much into it as any other month! Here’s a look at what Stem clients were up to this past month: BC legal support services provider Dye & Durham held …
Rank this Week: 291

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
  • Mar 26

    My, My, My: Auntie Mame Would Have Made a Hoot of a Law Librarian

    My, My, My: Auntie Mame Would Have Made a Hoot of a Law Librarian
    Every working stiff needs a laugh and a boost on Friday-Eve morning (better known as Thursday morning) and we are no exception to that truth. So, we often turn to the Legal Research is Easy blogger who never fails to tickle ……
  • Mar 25

    Dockets and other Court Records Databases in Oregon Public Law Libraries: Update

    Dockets and other Court Records Databases in Oregon Public Law Libraries: Update
    This is an update to the previous 10/14 blog post: OJIN and OECI Access in Oregon County Law Libraries The following Oregon public law libraries have in-library public, or staff-assisted, access to OJIN, OECI, or ACMS (court dockets).…
  • Mar 23

    Law Practice: Ethical Duty of Technology Competence

    Law Practice: Ethical Duty of Technology Competence
    “13 States Have Adopted Ethical Duty of Technology Competence,” by Robert Ambrogi, 3/16/15: “In 2012, something happened that I called a sea change in the legal profession: The American Bar Association formally approved a…
Rank this Week: 326

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

Uses topical issues to examine different crimes in Washington, D.C. Discusses individual crimes and defense strategies. Ruminates on the challenges of law practice and being a solo practitioner. By Jamison Koehler.

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • Mar 26

    Solo Practitioners Don’t Have A Jackie Frankfurt

    Solo Practitioners Don’t Have A Jackie Frankfurt
    We had a tremendous support network at the public defender’s office in Philadelphia. There were social workers and mental health professionals. There were administrative staff focusing on probation, parole, and the expungement of…
  • Mar 17

    And Sometimes We Get Outlawyered

    And Sometimes We Get Outlawyered
    We like to think that the fate of our case will rise or fall depending on our lawyering. Placing us at the center of everything, this perception helps our egos.  It also suggests complete control:  We are guaranteed victory if only…
  • Mar 13

    The Coin, Rubbed Back To Newne

    The Coin, Rubbed Back To Newne
    Our son is home from college. The front door opens and there he is:  Tall and slender, like Telemachus standing in the doorway of the shepherd’s hut. There is the pile of clothes in his bedroom, the groan of pipes as he turns off…
Rank this Week: 277

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 325

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Mar 25

    March Madness Politic

    March Madness Politic
    As an immigration lawyer, what do I look for when it comes to USCIS? A good system that works.  For that, what is most needed is good leadership. Leadership that can accomplish tasks, organize large groups of people.  That is what I…
  • Mar 25

    March Immigration Madne

    March Immigration Madne
  • Mar 24

    USCIS Issues New L1B Policy Memo

    USCIS Issues New L1B Policy Memo
    L1B- Intra company transfer of specialized knowledge employees are cases that have seen disproportionate scrutiny and denials in the past few years.  Yesterday, President Obama announced at the SelectUSA summit in Washington DC that a…
Rank this Week: 317

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Covers accounting/auditing, commercial lending, credit unions, electronic banking, privacy, RESPA and stocks. By Kevin Funnell.

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • Mar 25

    De Novo Logjam "Open"?

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

    Lawmen Sue To Stop The (Reefer) Madne

    Lawmen Sue To Stop The (Reefer) Madne
    You would think that when all a state wants to do is let weed-lovers light up, their neighbors would just chill and let them have serious conversations, along the lines of the following: The Dude: It's like what Lenin said......
  • Mar 17

    US Justice Department to Banks: SARs May Not Be Sufficient

    US Justice Department to Banks: SARs May Not Be Sufficient
    Most bankers I know always love to receive a helping hand from federal law enforcement officials in making their daily lives just a little bit better. That's why I'm sure that most bankers smiled wide when an Assistant US Attorney...
Rank this Week: 226

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Covers developments in privacy law. By David T.S. Fraser.

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
Rank this Week: 343

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

Covers infrastructure news, policy and industry developments. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
Rank this Week: 369