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PHOSITA

PHOSITA

Covers biotechnology, copyright, intellectual property, public policy, licensing, patents, software and trademark. By Douglas Sorocco, J. Matthew Buchanan and Laura C. Wood.

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
  • Aug 28

    R U YBS? OKC is 4 U!

    R U YBS? OKC is 4 U!
         We’re proud to be headquartered in Oklahoma City for many reasons, and you can expect to hear more from us on this topic.  Here’s one of the quirkier reasons:  Our city is ranked in the top 10 by…
  • Aug 19

    Oklahoma—What the Heck!

    Oklahoma—What the Heck!
    Did you know that Oklahoma City has been ranked the #1 most affordable and a Top 5 fastest-growing city in America? The oil and gas industry is a big economic contributor, but we are also home to 265 aviation and aerospace companies…
  • Jul 2

    Law of Nature or Patent Eligible Invention—The U.S. Supreme Court clarifies whether isolated DNA strands and synthetically created cDNA are patent eligible.

    Law of Nature or Patent Eligible Invention—The U.S. Supreme Court clarifies whether isolated DNA strands and synthetically created cDNA are patent eligible.
    Ward Hobson On June 13, 2013, the Supreme Court ruled in the Myriad gene patents case (Association For Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc.) that patent claims directed to…
Rank this Week: 196

CAAFlog

CAAFlog

Covers military justice appellate practice.

http://caaflog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 27

    You can’t prosecute a machine

    You can’t prosecute a machine
    o it’s not a military justice story… yet. Over at Opinio Juris they’re talking about the brand new DoD Directive 3000.09 dated November 21, 2012: Autonomy in Weapon Systems. 4. POLICY. It is DoD policy that:
  • Nov 27

    CAAF issues order to AFCCA in Carter

    CAAF issues order to AFCCA in Carter
    CAAF today issued this order to AFCCA arising from the second petition for extraordinary relief in Carter v.
  • Nov 27

    Top Ten Military Justice Stories Time Again

    Top Ten Military Justice Stories Time Again
    Going to try something novel this year.  I am taking noinations for the Top Ten Military Justice Stories of 2012.  Leave comments on this post or on our Facebook page, here, with your nominations.  Much like all those reality shows, the…
Rank this Week: 228

Manpower Employment Blawg

Manpower Employment Blawg

Covers employment law. By Mark Toth.Covers employment law. By Mark Toth.

http://manpowerblogs.com
  • Nov 26

    DECEMBER WORKPLACE CELEBRATIONS

    DECEMBER WORKPLACE CELEBRATIONS
    To help ensure that you stay on top of all the latest workplace developments, the following is our guide to some of the lesser-known holidays your employees might be observing in December.
  • Nov 20

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
    The Blawg is truly really extremely very THANKFUL for each and every one of its wonderful visitors.
  • Nov 19

    FACEBOOK FESTIVAL FROLICKING = FMLA FRAUD FIRING?

    FACEBOOK FESTIVAL FROLICKING = FMLA FRAUD FIRING?
    Last week, we asked you to be the judge in a rather fascinating FMLA case. To review … The Fact
Rank this Week: 173

Adam Smith, Esq.

Adam Smith, Esq.

An inquiry into the economics of law firms. By Bruce MacEwen.

http://www.adamsmithesq.com/
  • Nov 22

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving
    On Thanksgiving Day, it seems only fitting to mention to you, Dear Readers, how thankful I truly am for your interest, support, and loyalty. Without question the most emotionally and professionally satisfying benefit I’ve derived from…
  • Nov 18

    “Growth is Dead” Will Be an E-Book

    “Growth is Dead” Will Be an E-Book
    Yes, coming soon to a Kindle or iPad near you: The complete 12-part Growth is Dead series from Adam Smith, Esq. as an e-book. We’re doing this partly in response to popular demand. Requests for “reprints” of the series have far exceeded…
  • Nov 16

    Growth is Dead: Part 12-The S-Curve

    Growth is Dead: Part 12-The S-Curve
    As we come to the final installment of the Growth is Dead series, I hope the challenge I’ve laid out for us is clear. Excess capacity Stagnant demand Cut-throat or “suicidal” discounting Unprecedented pressure on prices, from all…
Rank this Week: 183

Carolina Blawg

Carolina Blawg

By the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law Library.

http://blogs.law.unc.edu/library/
  • Oct 31

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  • Jun 22

    eBooks in the Law Library

    eBooks in the Law Library
    There are many eBooks in the campus libraries about law. Try doing an advanced search and specify format = eBook. Here are the results of a search for subject=law and format=eBook.
  • Jun 8

    Additional translations of foreign penal codes - now on HeinOnline

    Additional translations of foreign penal codes - now on HeinOnline
    HeinOnline has added the American Series of Foreign Penal Codes to is Foreign and International Law Resources database. The newly added 32 volumes provide "accurate English translations of important Penal Codes of foreign countries." Each…
Rank this Week: 211

Los Angeles Injury Attorney Blog

Los Angeles Injury Attorney Blog

Covers personal injury, auto accident, and medical negligence news. By Estey & Bomberger, LLP.

http://www.losangelesinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 9

    Teen Boy Tragically Killed in Upland Hit-and-Run Accident

    Teen Boy Tragically Killed in Upland Hit-and-Run Accident
    SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY - A 13-year-old boy was tragically killed Monday night in a hit-and-run collision that took place at the intersection of Campus Avenue and Arrow Highway in Upland. According to police, the crash occurred shortly before…
  • Oct 4

    Teen Girl Tragically Killed in Collision Involving Suspected DUI Driver

    Teen Girl Tragically Killed in Collision Involving Suspected DUI Driver
    LOS ANGELES COUNTY - A 17-year-old girl was tragically killed after the vehicle she was riding in crashed into the back of a Nissan late Tuesday night in West Covina. California Highway Patrol officers said the driver of the car, Arianna…
  • Sep 24

    Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Skechers Shape-ups Broken Toe Injurie

    Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Skechers Shape-ups Broken Toe Injurie
    Q. What are the symptoms of a broken toe? A. The most common symptoms of a broken toe are: swelling, bruising, difficulty bearing weight, pain, and reduced range of motion. If these symptoms persist, even after you stopped wearing Skechers…
Rank this Week: 216

Abolish Life Without Parole…

Abolish Life Without Parole Sentences for Children in the USA

Covers the imposition of life without parole sentences on juveniles.

http://abolish-jlwop.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 11

    ACLU of Michigan Juvenile Justice Time

    ACLU of Michigan Juvenile Justice Time
    ACLU of Michigan Juvenile Justice Times Newsletter   Please go to this link to read the entire newsletter. Here is an excerpt:In the Courts: Are Juvenile Life Without Parole Sentences Cruel and Unusual Punishment?
  • Jun 25

    Nation’s High Court Ends Mandatory Life Without Parole Sentences for Youth

    Nation’s High Court Ends Mandatory Life Without Parole Sentences for Youth
     by Efren Paredes, Jr. Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion abolishing life without parole (LWOP) sentences for the 2,500 prisoners across the U.S. who were condemned to die in prison for crimes they were convicted of as juveniles.
  • Feb 17

    Juvenile life without Parole sentencing…

    Juvenile life without Parole sentencing infographics at: http://infographiclist.com/2012/02/17/juvenile-life-without-parole-sentencing-infographic/#comment-1777
Rank this Week: 169

Michigan Collection Law Blog

Michigan Collection Law Blog

Covers collection agencies, collection law firms, and debt collection. By Nitzkin & Associates.

http://michigancollectionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 239

AZ Bankruptcy Blog

AZ Bankruptcy Blog

Focused on Chapter 7 bankruptcy. By Joseph C. McDaniel.

http://www.arizonabankruptcyblog.info/
  • Nov 29

    Important Bankruptcy Recap: Don't Bank where you owe Money!

    Important Bankruptcy Recap: Don't Bank where you owe Money!
    We tell clients this repeatedly. Why mention this? It's simple: If a creditor (like a bank, for instance) has direct access to your bank account (as banks often do), then you can consider your checking balance dumped into the rancor pit as…
  • Nov 18

    Jefferson County sets records in Chapter 9 Bankruptcy

    Jefferson County sets records in Chapter 9 Bankruptcy
    Jefferson County is suffering, a roughly four billion dollar debt they cannot pay is forcing them to take the road many other cities are already debating: Chapter 9 Bankruptcy.
  • Nov 8

    Occupation of Phoenix not going so smoothly

    Occupation of Phoenix not going so smoothly
    Wandering around downtown I came across the fabled Occupy Phoenix movement. It's not going as awkwardly as elsewhere, but it's clearly having issues of its own as a group.
Rank this Week: 188

The Prior Art

The Prior Art

One reporter's notes on the IP beat. By Joe Mullin.

http://thepriorart.typepad.com/the_prior_art/
  • Jul 1

    With $4.5 Billion Bid, Group Led by Apple and Microsoft Claims Nortel Patent

    With $4.5 Billion Bid, Group Led by Apple and Microsoft Claims Nortel Patent
    In a patent auction unprecedented in size and scope, a consortium of high-tech heavyweights banded together to buy Nortel Networks Corporation's trove of more than 6,000 remaining patent assets for a record-shattering $4.5 billion.
  • Jun 21

    Hangover Cure: Warner Bros. Settles Copyright Suit Over Tyson Tattoo

    Hangover Cure: Warner Bros. Settles Copyright Suit Over Tyson Tattoo
    By Andrew Goldberg It looks like the tattoo on Ed Helms's face in The Hangover Part II is there to stay after all.  Warner Bros. has inked a deal to settle the copyright infringement suit brought by S. Victor Whitmill, the tattoo artist who…
  • Jun 10

    This Week in IP: Apps, Tats, and Patent Reform Hits a New Snag

    This Week in IP: Apps, Tats, and Patent Reform Hits a New Snag
    By Andrew Goldberg Apple Steps in for App Developers Good news for app developers and iPhone users! Apple has decided to intervene on behalf of the seven iOs app developers sued for patent infringement by Texas-based patent-holding company…
Rank this Week: 184

New York Trusts & Estates Law…

New York Trusts & Estates Law Blog

Covers New York wills, trusts, estates, and elder law. By Saul Elnadav.

http://trustsestateslaw.com
Rank this Week: 156

Sex Crimes

Sex Crimes

Devoted to the criminal laws regulating and punishing sex offenders. By Corey Rayburn Yung.

http://sexcrimes.typepad.com/sex_crimes/
  • Aug 30

    NY Times Series on Civil Commitment and Sex Offender

    NY Times Series on Civil Commitment and Sex Offender
    Although several years old, I recently stumbled across this multimedia New York Times series discussing sex offenders and civil commitment. The articles are available in three parts: part 1 | part 2 | part 3. The multimedia feature can be…
  • Aug 30

    DOJ Issues Report on Prison Rape

    DOJ Issues Report on Prison Rape
    As required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, the Department of Justice released an interesting report entitled: Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2008-2009.
  • Jun 1

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought
    In a bit of a surprise, Carr won on a 6-3 vote. Although, as I thought, the likely way Carr would be victorious would be on the statutory interpretation issue and not the Ex Post Facto Clause claim. The outcome will have an effect on very…
Rank this Week: 205

Passion, People and Principles

Passion, People and Principles

Covers strategy, management and client relations. By David Maister.

http://davidmaister.com/blog
  • Jan 5

    Farewell and Thank

    Farewell and Thank
    After nearly 30 years of advising and writing about professional services, I have decided to retire. I no longer plan to consult, speak or write.A wonderful way to mark this decision happened last month (December 2009) when the Association of…
  • Jun 13

    Suspension of Blog

    Suspension of Blog
    I’m going to stop blogging for a while – at least taking the summer off.If you’d like to be notified if and when I return to regular blogging, just add your name to my email list (www.davidmaister.com/subscriptions ) and I’ll send you…
  • Jun 11

    Being a Happy and Successful Lawyer

    Being a Happy and Successful Lawyer
    Stephen C. Ellis is the managing partner at the law firm of Tucker, Ellis & West.What follows is the commencement address he gave at Case Western reserve School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio on May 19, 2008. The title of his remarks is "On Being…
Rank this Week: 197

Grace Case

Grace Case

Covers the U.S. v. W.R. Grace criminal prosecution. By the University of Montana School of Law and the School of Journalism.

http://archive.umt.edu/gracecase/
  • May 28

    Week 2 Wrap-Up

    Week 2 Wrap-Up
    This week, both the U.S. Government and Defense counsel for W.R. Grace and individual defendents layed out their case in opening statements. EPA On-Site Coordinator Paul Peronard was introduced, examined and cross-exaimined after Molloy…
  • May 19

    UM students from Libby split on verdict

    UM students from Libby split on verdict
    MISSOULA (May 18, 2009) –  Not guilty. To Danielle Bundrock, a University of Montana senior, the verdicts sounded a lot like, “No justice.”
  • May 19

    Verdict is justice deferred for many Libby resident

    Verdict is justice deferred for many Libby resident
    LIBBY (May 10, 2009) — The environmental criminal inquiry into the most sprawling industrial disaster in U.S. history ended in the failed prosecution of a company charged with poisoning a small Montana town. Some residents of the town say…
Rank this Week: 199

Google Copyright Blog

Google Copyright Blog

Covers search engines and copyright issues.

http://googlecopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 10

    The Limits of Google Ga

    The Limits of Google Ga
    Google at the pumpmay be a boon for drivers,but won't help this guy.
  • Nov 2

    YouTube, Fair Use, and Automated Filters (Recent News)

    YouTube, Fair Use, and Automated Filters (Recent News)
    In October, YouTube finally unveiled its anti-piracy filter that it began testing over the summer. While the move can be seen as a response to both the Viacom lawsuit and as an appeasement to content partners, the parties in the Viacom and…
  • Nov 1

    Viacom v. YouTube Discussion

    Viacom v. YouTube Discussion
    William wrote in to provide a link to a video of a symposium on the Viacom v. YouTube case, sponsored by Santa Clara High Tech Law Institute. The speakers (Fred von Lohman, Tyler Ochoa, Mindy Morton, and Jenny Lynn Cox) provide in depth…
Rank this Week: 204

Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer…

Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer Blog

Covers Insurance Law. By the Law Office of Eric H. Luckman, P.A.

http://www.floridainsuranceclaimslawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 4

    "Stranger Liability" For Insurance Provider

    "Stranger Liability" For Insurance Provider
    Our Palm Beach insurance claim attorneys noticed a recent interesting insurance law case. The suit, Hull & Co. v. Superior Court, involves "stranger liability," in other words whether a victim can sue the insurance broker who provided…
  • Nov 3

    Florida Bad Faith Insurance Claim

    Florida Bad Faith Insurance Claim
    Some insureds parties do not understand the obligation of their insurance providers to act in good faith when they make a claim. These insureds expect that their insurance company will handle their claim honestly and fairly, but what can they…
  • Nov 1

    Motorcycle Accidents: What happens when insurance companies let you down?

    Motorcycle Accidents: What happens when insurance companies let you down?
    According to information released by Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System, during 2012 there were more than 9,000 accidents involving motorcycles on Florida roadways. In total, 457 drivers and passengers were killed and overall,…
Rank this Week: 461

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: 634

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

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

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 265

On the Record

On the Record

Covers business, legal and government-related news. By The Daily Record.

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Nov 27

    Turning points: The cup by the sink

    Turning points: The cup by the sink
    Like many clients of The Law Offices of Evan K. Thalenberg, Tynae Jeffers was found to have elevated levels of lead in her blood when she was a child. Unlike many of the Baltimore law firm’s clients, however, one of those tests happened…
  • Nov 27

    Of schools, hackers and Baltimore’s future

    Of schools, hackers and Baltimore’s future
    Three of the region’s most successful entrepreneurs — Karl M. Gumtow, CEO of CyberPoint, the cybersecurity firm; Todd Marks, the CEO of technology innovator Mindgrub; and David Warnock, senior partner at the private equity firm…
  • Nov 27

    N.Y. court uses business-judgment standard for pre-discovery dismissal

    N.Y. court uses business-judgment standard for pre-discovery dismissal
    A four-page opinion from an appellate court in New York suggests a way to insulate companies and their boards from lawsuits in going-private transactions.
Rank this Week: 508

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 27

    Steve Jobs as an inventor

    Steve Jobs as an inventor
    Within a post titled Steve Jobs Lives on at the Patent Office , the MIT Technology Review discusses the patents of Steve Jobs. An oblique comparison to Edison arises:“Whether Steve Jobs was a great inventor depends on whether one is…
  • Nov 26

    Nazomi v. Microsoft: stipulation gambit fail

    Nazomi v. Microsoft: stipulation gambit fail
    This case is one of which the losing party on claim constructionstipulated to a decision (here, one of non-infringement) in orderto appeal to the CAFC. Here, that path did not work out wellfor the stipulator.In light of that construction,…
  • Nov 25

    EFF rips Penn State's US Patent 8,442,839

    EFF rips Penn State's US Patent 8,442,839
    Within the post Stupid Patent of the Month: Who Wants to Buy Teamwork From Penn State? , EFF concludesWe urge Penn State and all universities to be more responsible. Instead of selling patents that have little value except as litigation…
Rank this Week: 527

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Nov 27

    Ministro analisa pedidos de viagem de condenados na AP 470 que cumprem pena em regime aberto

    Ministro analisa pedidos de viagem de condenados na AP 470 que cumprem pena em regime aberto
    O ministro Luís Roberto Barroso deferiu, nesta quinta-feira (27), pedido de José Dirceu, na Execução Penal (EP) 2, para realizar viagem à cidade de Passa Quatro (MG) e, na mesma decisão, revogou…
  • Nov 27

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para sexta-feira (28)

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para sexta-feira (28)
    Revista Justiça O “Revista Justiça” desta sexta-feira destaca a guarda compartilhada de filhos. O Senado aprovou esta semana o Projeto de Lei Complementar 117/2013 que determina a guarda compartilhada…
  • Nov 27

    Deputados federais questionam projeto de lei sobre alteração da LDO

    Deputados federais questionam projeto de lei sobre alteração da LDO
    Dois Mandados de Segurança (MSs 33345 e 33351) foram impetrados no Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), com pedido de liminar, por deputados federais para que seja determinada a suspensão da tramitação do Projeto…
Rank this Week: 268

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 27

    Petitioner committed a new crime

    Petitioner committed a new crime
    Petitioner, by his attorney, has filed a writ of habeas corpus seeking vacatur of a parole warrant and release to parole supervision. Petitioner alleges that his right to due process and fundamental fairness was denied when the Division of…
  • Nov 27

    The findings of fact implicit in the verdict are affirmed

    The findings of fact implicit in the verdict are affirmed
    The criminal defendant appeal the judgment of the County Court, Nassau County, convicting him of murder in the first degree, murder in the second degree, robbery in the first degree, and of grand larceny and assault, and after a jury...
  • Nov 26

    General Construction Law § 65(a)(1)

    General Construction Law § 65(a)(1)
    In this case, we are asked whether a three- or six-year statute of limitations applies to causes of action for negligence and breach of fiduciary duty by a school district against a former member of the school board. We hold...
Rank this Week: 557

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Nov 27

    The Gambia Enacts New Criminal Law Providing for Life Imprisonment for "Aggravated Homosexuality"

    The Gambia Enacts New Criminal Law Providing for Life Imprisonment for "Aggravated Homosexuality"
    In his address before the United Nations General Assembly in 2013, the President of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, named homosexuality as one of the three biggest problems facing the world (along with greed and nuclear weapons). The Gambia this…
  • Nov 27

    Ugandan Lawmakers Reported to Be Drafting Another Anti-Gay Law

    Ugandan Lawmakers Reported to Be Drafting Another Anti-Gay Law
    Legislators in Uganda previously passed an Anti-Homosexuality Act that the Uganda Constitutional Court nullified in August 2014 because that bill had been passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum. Before that law was…
  • Nov 27

    Lawyer Attacked in St. Petersburg After Defending LGBT Activist

    Lawyer Attacked in St. Petersburg After Defending LGBT Activist
    Vitaly Cherkasov, a human rights lawyer defending an LGBT activist, said he was attacked after leaving a St. Petersburg court. He identified one of the assailants as Anatoly Artyukh, an Orthodox activist and aide to Vitaly Milonov, a local…
Rank this Week: 575

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 27

    IASB Strongly Defends IFRS as Essential to E.U. Capital Markets Union

    IASB Strongly Defends IFRS as Essential to E.U. Capital Markets Union
    The IASB strongly defended IFRS on many fronts in response to an European Commission consultation seeking to determine the impact of IFRS on the E.U.  In a letter to Financial Services Commissioner Jonathan Hill, the IASB said that the…
  • Nov 26

    Dold and Schweikert Will Join Financial Services Committee for 114th Congre

    Dold and Schweikert Will Join Financial Services Committee for 114th Congre
    Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chair of  the House Financial Services Committee, announced that Rep. Robert Dold (R-IL) and Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ), two House members with a strong interest in federal securities legislation, will be…
  • Nov 26

    ESMA Chair Calls for Resolution Authority for Derivatives Central Counterpartie

    ESMA Chair Calls for Resolution Authority for Derivatives Central Counterpartie
    Crafting  an appropriate recovery and resolution framework for derivatives central counterparties is now the main challenge facing the European Union, said Steven Maijoor, Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). In…
Rank this Week: 369

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Nov 27

    Assy & Menashe on Risk Assessment in Israel's Parole Law

    Assy & Menashe on Risk Assessment in Israel's Parole Law
    Rabeea Assy and Doron Menashe Sr. (University of Haifa - Faculty of Law and University of Haifa - Faculty of Law) have posted The Catch-22 in Israel's Parole Law (Criminal Justice and Behavior, Volume 41, pp 1422-1436 (2014)) on SSRN....
  • Nov 26

    More commentary on Ferguson grand jury

    More commentary on Ferguson grand jury
    At Slate, "Shadow Trial": This move to morph a grand jury inquiry, which is typically a short rundown of the case for the prosecution, into a trial-like parade of mountains of evidence raises serious issues about the rights of…
  • Nov 26

    "Cleveland video shows police shot boy within seconds"

    "Cleveland video shows police shot boy within seconds"
    From Reuters: Cleveland officials on Wednesday released a video of the fatal police shooting of a 12-year-old boy that shows him pointing a pellet gun around a park before police arrive and shoot him within two seconds. Tamir E. Rice...
Rank this Week: 327

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Nov 27

    Can a socially responsible person shop on Thanksgiving or Black Friday?

    Can a socially responsible person shop on Thanksgiving or Black Friday?
    As regular readers know, I research and write on business and human rights. For this reason, I really enjoyed the post about corporate citizenship on Thanksgiving by Ann Lipton, and Haskell Murray’s post about the social enterprise and…
  • Nov 26

    Writing (and grading) Exam Question

    Writing (and grading) Exam Question
    This is the time of year when we craft exam questions and grading grids in anticipation of exams. Aside from Teaching Law by Design (a fabulous resource that I recommend for all new teachers as a great continuing resource for...
  • Nov 25

    A Chance at the Top for Boys AND Girl

    A Chance at the Top for Boys AND Girl
    We want the best for both of my kids, and we are working to help them learn as much as they can about being good people and successful people. We're fortunate that we have a (relatively) stable life, we've had...
Rank this Week: 326

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Nov 27

    On the naughty step. What Brad did next

    On the naughty step. What Brad did next
    Readers with a mid to long term memory might recall 'lawontheweb', which featured in a naughty step post (and indeed a Guardian article) in 2012. Behind lawonetheweb was Brad Askew. Despite my best attempts at the time, Brad didn't respond to…
  • Nov 27

    Stop Retaliating!

    Stop Retaliating!
    The Tenancies Reform Bill has now been formally published following its second reading. The Bill has changed substantially from the original version that was put forward by Sarah Teather MP and drafted by Shelter. We commented on the Bill…
  • Nov 25

    Southwark: Not appealing

    Southwark: Not appealing
    It is not unknown for losing parties in a case to not be happy, indeed very upset. There are two basic options. To shut up and put up with it, or appeal. Rather unusually, faced with one of the most coruscating High Court judgments I can…
Rank this Week: 419

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Nov 27

    CA: Supreme Court to Review Constitutionality of Med Mal Damages Cap

    CA: Supreme Court to Review Constitutionality of Med Mal Damages Cap
    Less than a month after voters rejected raising the $250,000 med mal damage cap in California, the state's high court is going to review whether the cap is constitutional. Insurancenewsnet.com has the story.
  • Nov 26

    Auto Insurance in Ontario

    Auto Insurance in Ontario
    Automobile insurance is more expensive in Ontario than anywhere else in Canada. Last week, in an attempt to reduce costs, the Ontario Government passed "Bill 15," which will: Reduce extraordinarily expensive vehicle storage costs…
  • Nov 25

    Erichson on the NFL Concussion Settlement

    Erichson on the NFL Concussion Settlement
    Over at Mass Tort Profs, Howie Erichson (Fordham) analyzes the NFL concussion settlement. He's not in favor: We have grown so accustomed to "settlement class actions" that we have lost sight of what is strange and troubling about…
Rank this Week: 317

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

Covers the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control and its Specially Designated Nationals list. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://ofac-sdn-list-removal.com/
Rank this Week: 336

Rubin on Tax

Rubin on Tax

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

http://rubinontax.floridatax.com/
  • Nov 27

    Applicable Federal Rates–December 2014

    Applicable Federal Rates–December 2014
    Unofficial only – check IRS sources before using in planning and implementation! Follow @crubincrubin
  • Nov 22

    Telephone Calls from the IRS

    Telephone Calls from the IRS
    In the last week, I have received two messages on my answering machine at home purporting to be from the IRS, advising me that I owe taxes and if I don’t call them back I may be arrested. I’ve also gotten calls from other people…
  • Nov 14

    Waiver of Florida Spousal Homestead Rights by Deed Upheld

    Waiver of Florida Spousal Homestead Rights by Deed Upheld
    Summary: A recent Florida appellate decision finds that the joinder of a spouse on a deed of homestead property to a trust constitutes a valid waiver of homestead rights, even though the deed contains no waiver language. FACTS: Jerome and…
Rank this Week: 277

Switchboard

Switchboard

Covers global warming, energy and climate issues, pollution and oil dependence. From the Natural Resources Defense Council.

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
  • Nov 27

    Sturgeon Rescue: Under Settlement, Federal Government Will Designate Critical Habitat For Imperiled Atlantic Sturgeon

    Sturgeon Rescue: Under Settlement, Federal Government Will Designate Critical Habitat For Imperiled Atlantic Sturgeon
    Brad Sewell, Senior Attorney, New York: Just in time for Thanksgiving, Tuesday brought good news for Atlantic sturgeon. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has agreed to a settlement with NRDC that will result in…
  • Nov 26

    I'm Thankful for Quality Science: A Roadmap for Polar Bear Conservation

    I'm Thankful for Quality Science: A Roadmap for Polar Bear Conservation
    Zak Smith, Attorney, Marine Mammal Protection Project, Santa Monica: Last week, the Los Angeles Times published an article entitled “40% decline in polar bears in Alaska, western Canada heightens…
  • Nov 26

    Thanksgiving Water-Saving Tip

    Thanksgiving Water-Saving Tip
    Tracy Quinn, Water Policy Analyst, Santa Monica, California: This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful that — despite the epic drought in California — we still have enough water for essential uses…
Rank this Week: 583

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
Rank this Week: 539

taxgirl

taxgirl

Covers corporate, non-profit, estates, individual or international taxes. By Kelly Erb.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Nov 27

    Shopping On Thanksgiving? Some Retailers Stay Open, Hoping To Capture Holiday Sale

    Shopping On Thanksgiving? Some Retailers Stay Open, Hoping To Capture Holiday Sale
    Are you going shopping or staying home this Thanksgiving? Some folks love to head to the shops on Thanksgiving while others eschew the holiday for Black Friday sales instead. As Black Friday shopping increasingly heads online, all sales are…
  • Nov 26

    Creed’s Scott Stapp Alleges IRS Error Left Him Penniless & Homele

    Creed’s Scott Stapp Alleges IRS Error Left Him Penniless & Homele
    Earlier today, Scott Stapp who fronted the band "Creed" in its heyday, posted a bizarre video on his Facebook page claiming that he is now penniless and living in a Holiday Inn. Denouncing claims that he might be on drugs, Stapp places the…
  • Nov 25

    Miserable, Awful & Delayed: Commissioner, Tax Advocate Talk 2015 Tax Season

    Miserable, Awful & Delayed: Commissioner, Tax Advocate Talk 2015 Tax Season
    Worried about the upcoming tax season? So are IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson. I sat down with both of them to talk about challenges for the upcoming season, including coping with budget cuts,…
Rank this Week: 280

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Nov 27

    Steer Clear of Holiday Debt

    Steer Clear of Holiday Debt
    As the holiday season is officially in full swing, many households are concerned about the inevitable debt that comes. Fifty-seven percent of American adults with children say they are willing to take on debt to make their children happy,…
  • Nov 27

    Roth IRA Conversions No Longer on Sale

    Roth IRA Conversions No Longer on Sale
    Black Friday is right around the corner, but there won’t be any deals on Roth IRA conversions. For Roth IRA account owners who did conversions in November 2012, the two-year increase of 5,200 points or 41 percent has been a...
  • Nov 27

    Things to Give Thanks For in Retirement

    Things to Give Thanks For in Retirement
    On this day of thanks, here are some things that those who are retired or approaching retirement in the United States can give thanks for: Inflation rates are currently low. Life expectancy is longer than previous generations. Additional…
Rank this Week: 305

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

Discusses the intersection of civil rights, criminal defense, and police misconduct litigation, from the perspective of a NYC litigator. By Michael Lumer.

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Nov 27

    Legal Aid's New NYPD Misconduct Database

    Legal Aid's New NYPD Misconduct Database
    Courtesy www.legal-aid.orgNew York City's Legal Aid Society has a new data collection program called Cop Accountability Program, or CAP, which will gather a myriad of information about cops behaving badly. (Here). The brain trust behind CAP…
  • Nov 24

    No True Bill

    No True Bill
    The sad spectacle of the Ferguson grand jury's long, execrable march towards the inevitable no true bill vote is over. Details of the Michael Brown shooting aside, it has long been clear that whatever the outcome had been, there would be…
  • Nov 23

    Blurred Lines: When FBI Informants Commit Crime

    Blurred Lines: When FBI Informants Commit Crime
    Courtesy: FBI.govThat the FBI (and law enforcement generally) uses informants to gather information and make cases about other criminals is no secret. But what is law enforcement to do when it's informants want to keep committing crimes while…
Rank this Week: 604

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 295

State Bar of Texas Blog

State Bar of Texas Blog

Features Texas lawyers and legal professionals. By the State Bar of Texas.

http://blog.texasbar.com/
  • Nov 27

    Texas Bar Foundation supports victims of domestic abuse

    Texas Bar Foundation supports victims of domestic abuse
    The Houston-based organization Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse has received a $13,611 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation in support of its Legal Advocacy Project. AVDA’s legal services include six attorney and paralegal teams, as…
  • Nov 26

    Access fund can help offset communication cost

    Access fund can help offset communication cost
    To comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, lawyers provide auxiliary services, such as a sign language interpreter, to ensure effective communication with clients with disabilities. For some attorneys, the…
  • Nov 25

    Dallas attorney exposes visa fraud, receives national service award

    Dallas attorney exposes visa fraud, receives national service award
    Last month, Shamoil T. Shipchandler, a partner in the Dallas office of Bracewell & Giuliani, received the Secretary of Homeland Security’s Meritorious Service Award (Silver Medal) for his role in exposing an illegal visa fraud…
Rank this Week: 499

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

Covers future technology for the lawyer of today. By Richard M. Georges.

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Nov 27

    No Grand Jury For Turkey

    No Grand Jury For Turkey
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Nov 27

    A Thanksgiving Message From Savannah

    A Thanksgiving Message From Savannah
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Nov 27

    Happy Thanksgiving From The Parrot

    Happy Thanksgiving From The Parrot
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 471

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 284

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Nov 27

    Did Private Property Save the Pilgrims?

    Did Private Property Save the Pilgrims?
    In honor of the holiday, we usually post an article about how private property saved the pilgrims. Benjamin Powell, an economist at Suffolk, gives a good version of the story here. You can find the same tale on any number...
  • Nov 25

    The Indiana Toll Road Bankruptcy

    The Indiana Toll Road Bankruptcy
    Maybe privitized streets aren't such a good idea: In September, the operator of the Indiana Toll Road filed for bankruptcy, eight years after inking a $3.8 billion, 75-year concession for the road with the administration of Governor Mitch…
  • Nov 25

    Rule on Legislating for Solar Acce

    Rule on Legislating for Solar Acce
    Troy Rule (Arizona State) has posted Legislating for Solar Access: A Guide and Model Ordinance on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Solar energy development is an increasingly attractive way to diversify a community’s energy portfolio, stimulate…
Rank this Week: 329

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 332

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. (Personal Injury, Social Security Disability)

About the ways injured and disabled persons are mistreated by governments and insurance companies.

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Nov 27

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Make the most of this great holiday by reaching out to family members who can’t be with you.
  • Nov 26

    A Closer Look at Pedestrian Detection Technology: Does it Really Work?

    A Closer Look at Pedestrian Detection Technology: Does it Really Work?
    Over the last few years there has been an increase in the demand of pedestrian detection systems in the automobile industry, manufacturers, and consumers. Providing such technology to the consumer became critical with the rise in injuries and…
  • Nov 25

    The Essential Guide to Treating Injuries Like an Athlete

    The Essential Guide to Treating Injuries Like an Athlete
    How is it that professional athletes can recover from injury like they’re being cared for by a magical wizard? Baseball players can miss less than a season after tearing major ligaments, football players bounce back from torn muscles,…
Rank this Week: 509

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 258

VoxPopuLII

VoxPopuLII

Offers new and interesting views of law on the Internet.

http://blog.law.cornell.edu/voxpop
  • Nov 27

    Folksonomies & Law - Background issues and theoretical perspective

    Folksonomies & Law - Background issues and theoretical perspective
    §.1.- Foreword «If folksonomies work for pictures (Flickr), books (Goodreads), questions and answers (Quora), basically everything else (Delicious), why shouldn’t they work for law?» (Stefania Manzioli) In a post on…
  • Oct 30

    Lessons Gained from Parliamentary Information Visualization (PIV)

    Lessons Gained from Parliamentary Information Visualization (PIV)
    Lessons Gained from Parliamentary Information Visualization (PIV) The emerging topic of Parliamentary Informatics (PI) has opened up new terrain in the research of the scope, usefulness and contribution of Informatics to parliamentary…
  • Sep 18

    Is it good enough for the law to be written for lawyers?

    Is it good enough for the law to be written for lawyers?
    If you think that law isn’t written for lawyers, try reading some.  It can even start looking normal after a while (say about the length of time it takes to get through law degree).  But research on the main street impact of…
Rank this Week: 325

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 27

    Dylan's closing song lately has been "Stay…

    Dylan's closing song lately has been "Stay With Me" a Frank Sinatra obscurity written by Jerome Moss and Carolyn Leigh. (It is on Sinatra 65, a Sinatra side that is unfamiliar to me, but which comes from the period when he could sing the…
  • Nov 25

    Naturally I have been thinking about the…

    Naturally I have been thinking about the grand jury's failure to issue a true bill in the Darren Wilson case. I’ve never done any grand jury work, but as a trial lawyer I know this: a good way to lose a case is to over-try it. Three…
  • Nov 23

    I don't do a great deal of appellate work,…

    I don't do a great deal of appellate work, although I enjoy it. I was rusty when I appeared before the 4th Department last month, but I felt okay about it because I know and respect the judges who were on the bench, and therefore had  a…
Rank this Week: 469