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Taking the Fifth

Taking the Fifth

Covers criminal law issues. By C. Zadik Shapiro.

http://takingthefifth-acriminallawblog.com
  • Nov 9

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE
    In its first decision of the 2013-2014 season the Supreme Court reversed a finding by the Ninth Circuit that an officer was not protected by qualified immunity for entering a residence in hot pursuit. When La Mesa, California police officer…
  • Nov 9

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE
    In its first decision of the 2013-2014 season the Supreme Court reversed a finding by the Ninth Circuit that an officer was not protected by qualified immunity for entering a residence in hot pursuit. When La Mesa, California police officer…
  • Aug 8

    THE SUPREME COURT AND DNA

    THE SUPREME COURT AND DNA
    Probably the most important criminal case decided by the Supreme Court this year was Maryland v. King. The Supreme Court upheld the taking of a DNA sample from a person arrested for a felony. It found that the taking of a DNA sample…
Rank this Week: 226

Timely Objections

Timely Objections

Covers education law and civil rights. By R. Tamara de Silva.

http://www.timelyobjections.com/
  • Jun 25

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act
    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act Post 9-11   June 25, 2013 R. Tamara de Silva   The point of demarcation between speech, whistleblowing and espionage has in some instances the aspects of a razor's…
  • Jun 25

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act
    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act Post 9-11   June 25, 2013 R. Tamara de Silva   The point of demarcation between speech, whistleblowing and espionage has in some instances the aspects of a razor's…
  • Apr 13

    Kermit Gosnell's Horror Practice

    Kermit Gosnell's Horror Practice
      Dr. Kermit Gosnell's Horror Practice   By R. Tamara de Silva April 13, 2013                            Dr. Kermit Gosnell's…
Rank this Week: 217

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: 223

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: 233

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/
  • Aug 31

    Andrew Vollmer on SEC Enforcement

    Andrew Vollmer on SEC Enforcement
    Andrew Vollmer, a law professor at the University of Virginia and a former SEC deputy general counsel, has written two excellent papers on SEC enforcement. The first, SEC Revanchism and the Expansion of Primary Liability under Section 17(a)…
  • Aug 30

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Aug. 30, 2015)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Aug. 30, 2015)
    Here are some metrics we believe are needed to raise a #SeriesA round from institutional venture investors. pic.twitter.com/JspPPFrZWz— EquityZen (@EquityZen) August 4, 2015 "LexShares lets accredited investors bet on ... corporate…
  • Aug 29

    But how will they sleep?

    But how will they sleep?
    Apparently, Paul Hastings is planning to bring lawyer cubicles to New York. First and second year associates won't get an office; instead, they'll get a cubicle. The firm pitches this as a move to enhance creativity; conveniently, it also…
Rank this Week: 231

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Aug 30

    Is the Keystone Pipeline Permit about to be Denied?

    Is the Keystone Pipeline Permit about to be Denied?
    From the Financial Post: As if conditions in Canada’s oilpatch weren’t bad enough, more pain could flow north from Washington, D.C., before the Labour Day long weekend, when President Barack Obama is expected to finally deny a…
  • Aug 30

    Original Meaning and Canadian Free Trade

    Original Meaning and Canadian Free Trade
    I may be the only non-Canadian following this "free trade under the Canadian constitution" case, but it's really kind of fascinating. Here's a report of some testimony from the hearing: A professor of political history testifying at a hearing…
  • Aug 27

    Big Tobacco's Lobbying on the TTIP

    Big Tobacco's Lobbying on the TTIP
    This is from the Independent: The European Commission has been accused of a cover-up after refusing to release details of talks between its officials and the tobacco industry during negotiations over the proposed Transatlantic Trade and…
Rank this Week: 232

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

Covers the RIAA's lawsuits of against ordinary working people.

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 8

    Judge Hellerstein denies Malibu Media discovery motion

    Judge Hellerstein denies Malibu Media discovery motion
    In a recent decision in the Southern District of New York in Manhattan, in Malibu Media v. Doe, 15 CV 4369 AKH, Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein has denied Malibu Media's ex parte motion for permission to serve a subpoena on the internet service…
  • May 1

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant
    UMG v. Escape Media, UMG's case against Grooveshark, has been settled just prior to trial. Under the terms of the settlement a judgment for $50,000,000.00 will be entered against the corporation only, and the corporation will shut down its…
  • Apr 23

    Parameters set for statutory damages trial in UMG v Grooveshark

    Parameters set for statutory damages trial in UMG v Grooveshark
    In UMG v. Escape Media, UMG's case against the Grooveshark founders, the judge has rendered a decision setting some of the parameters for the statutory damages trial scheduled to begin next Monday. The jury will be instructed that the maximum…
Rank this Week: 234

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/
  • Feb 23

    No Expert? Motion to Dismiss Denied

    No Expert? Motion to Dismiss Denied
    Issues that are beyond the "ken" of ordinary jurors require expert testimony says the First Department in Wadsworth Condos, LLC v Dollinger Gonski & Grossman 2014 NY Slip Op 00930 [114 AD3d 487] February 13, 2014 Appellate Division, First…
  • Feb 20

    Judiciary Law 487 Relief "Not Lightly Given"

    Judiciary Law 487 Relief "Not Lightly Given"
    Judiciary Law 487, the attorney-deceit statute, part of the common law, is reserved by the Appellate Division for really really bad conduct.  It is not "lightly given."  While proof does not require "clear and convincing" evidence,…
  • Feb 19

    A Legal Malpractice Case Lost on the "But For" Rule

    A Legal Malpractice Case Lost on the "But For" Rule
    As we discussed yesterday, courts are eager to dismiss legal malpractice cases, early in the case or late, on the question of whether Client can show that "but for" the attorney's negligence there would have been a better economic outcome for…
Rank this Week: 235

Sharesleuth.com

Sharesleuth.com

Offers investigative reporting aimed at exposing securities fraud. By Chris Carey.

http://sharesleuth.com/
  • Feb 4

    Trick Play: Memorabilia company peddled Patriots, Seahawks gear with forged player autograph

    Trick Play: Memorabilia company peddled Patriots, Seahawks gear with forged player autograph
      Just days after the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots claimed their spots in Super Bowl XLIX, a memorabilia company called The Highland Mint contacted customers with a tantalizing list of autographed collectibles. Highland…
  • Dec 31

    Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: Where are the Go-Karts?

    Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: Where are the Go-Karts?
    When the global economy collapsed in the fall of 2008, the sharp drop in consumer spending threw the power sports industry into a steep decline. Sales of motorcycles, go-karts and all-terrain vehicles each plunged by 30 percent or more,…
  • Oct 7

    Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: The return of the cyber shill

    Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: The return of the cyber shill
    Last June, shares of Kandi Technologies Group Inc. (Nasdaq: KNDI) doubled in the space of a week, spurred on by a mysterious network of social-media touters who later deleted their posts or shut down their accounts…
Rank this Week: 230

Dreadnaught

Dreadnaught

Covers military law.

http://dreadnaught.wordpress.com
  • Aug 13

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2
    The Spyderco Para-Military 2 has four positions for the mounting of the clip.  To change the clip to another position you will need a T7 Torx screwdriver. I ordered mine from Amazon.com.  The total price for a 6-piece set was $5.31 plus…
  • Aug 13

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2
    The Spyderco Para-Military 2 has four positions for the mounting of the clip.  To change the clip to another position you will need a T7 Torx screwdriver. I ordered mine from Amazon.com.  The total price for a 6-piece set was…
  • Apr 24

    Why President Obama Will Not Close Guantanamo Bay

    Why President Obama Will Not Close Guantanamo Bay
    As regular readers of Dreadnaught will recall, President Obama promised to close Guantanamo Bay within one year.  Then the president learned that it may not be so easy to close.  Congress then opposed the closing and withheld the necessary…
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/
  • Aug 30

    You’re Sticking With THAT Reason For Driving Drunk?

    You’re Sticking With THAT Reason For Driving Drunk?
    Forget about “I only had 2 drinks …” or “I was looking for the Easter Bunny…” Wait, that’s what this dude said he was doing. As reported by The Union Leader: John Fowler, 50 … claimed a man…
  • Aug 29

    Dashboard Camera Nails Texting Driver

    Dashboard Camera Nails Texting Driver
    Anybody with half a brain knows how stupid it is to text and drive. It’s also illegal in many states. Still, people continue to do it alarmingly often. As reported by www.news965.com: A 23-year-old driver in Fort Myers, Fla., admits he…
  • Aug 28

    Hey Junior, “911” = “Emergency”!!!

    Hey Junior, “911” = “Emergency”!!!
    One would think that, somewhere along the way, this kid learned that 911 is for emergencies only. If not, he should definitely know now. Per The Wisconsin Rapids Tribune police log: • At 10:49 a.m. Monday, an 11-year-old boy called 911…
Rank this Week: 237

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Two Vehicle Injury crash near Harriman State Park

    Two Vehicle Injury crash near Harriman State Park
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 6 1540 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828…
  • Aug 29

    Final Update: Single vehicle crash near Blackfoot

    Final Update: Single vehicle crash near Blackfoot
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Aug 29

    Single vehicle crash near Blackfoot

    Single vehicle crash near Blackfoot
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
Rank this Week: 236

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Aug 27

    My Boss Made Significant Changes to My Employment

    My Boss Made Significant Changes to My Employment
    Drastic Changes to My Employment The concept of an employer making a change to a workers employment is not odd. It’s possibly more common than we think. The issue employees take is the extent and significance of these changes, and this…
  • Aug 17

    Q&A: Being forced into retirement–is this allowed?

    Q&A: Being forced into retirement–is this allowed?
    QUESTION It is not uncommon for an employer to want a ‘young’ hire for their business and even less common for the employer to come up with ways to dismiss their senior employee in an attempt to ‘make space’.  To…
  • Aug 10

    Q&A: Can an employer significantly reduce an employee’s pay?

    Q&A: Can an employer significantly reduce an employee’s pay?
    QUESTION Employers are finding that under recent economic changes, the salary paid to employees may need to reflect this change by significantly reducing an employees pay to account for their budget. Employee’s on the other hand, are…
Rank this Week: 242

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Aug 26

    Yep, 800,000 Bankruptcy Filings This Year

    Yep, 800,000 Bankruptcy Filings This Year
    My blogging has been light the past few months as we have been working on the eighth edition of what will now be LoPucki, Warren & Lawless, Secured Transactions: A Systems Approach. For you secured transactions teachers out there, we...
  • Aug 26

    Venue (Again)

    Venue (Again)
    Some thoughts on the latest dustup over venue in big chapter 11 cases, on Dealb%k.
  • Aug 22

    Puerto Rico Seeks Help From the Supreme Court

    Puerto Rico Seeks Help From the Supreme Court
    Puerto Rico is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the First Circuit decision that Puerto Rico's Recovery Act is preempted and thus unconstitutional. Here's the petition. In addition to parsing the legal issues, the petition is framed…
Rank this Week: 243

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

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

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending August 28, 2015

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending August 28, 2015
    Good communication skills are essential to every aspiring attorney, and those already in practice. Here are 3 Ways Law Students Can Become More Confident Communicators while they are still in law school. For every 10 years you’ve been…
  • Aug 23

    Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks: Practical Advice for New Lawyer

    Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks: Practical Advice for New Lawyer
    Q: I split my summers and have offers from three firms to join as a full-time associate. I have no idea how to choose. What should I do? A: Congratulations! That is a great accomplishment. If you want to keep your friends, don’t tell…
  • Aug 21

    Hitting the Pause Button

    Hitting the Pause Button
    Tom Petty sang that “the waiting is the hardest part.” True, the Heartbreaker was probably not talking about law school when he cooed those words in the song, "The Waiting," but somehow they work just fine to describe…
Rank this Week: 239

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    How Google’s Local Knowledge Panel Might Impact Your Law Firm

    How Google’s Local Knowledge Panel Might Impact Your Law Firm
    You may have noticed that Google has been really shaking things up in their local search results. In this post, we’ll explore some of the things that lawyers and legal marketing folks should be taking into account to earn meaningful…
  • May 15

    Integrated Legal Marketing

    Integrated Legal Marketing
    (image credit: Rand Fishkin Why SEO That Used to Work, Fails) “I absolutely believe the real integration opportunity, and way [for] most small business owners to blow their competition out of the water, is the intentional blending of…
  • Apr 30

    Are You Winning Potential Client Micro-Moments?

    Are You Winning Potential Client Micro-Moments?
    When people need to find a lawyer, they typically start their search by asking people they know and trust. This isn’t new. However, how they ask people they know and trust is changing a lot. Remember writing letters? Remember party…
Rank this Week: 238

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers drug crimes, DUI, sex crimes, theft and violent crimes. By Stephen Neyman, P.C.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Why Waiting Until the Last Minute to Hire a Criminal Lawyer is Not a Good Idea

    Why Waiting Until the Last Minute to Hire a Criminal Lawyer is Not a Good Idea
    Not unlike most Sundays I woke up yesterday to several find messages on my cell phone from perspective clients who are in need of criminal legal representation in court today. Someone needed a lawyer for a domestic assault and battery case…
  • Jul 24

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case
    At least once a week a potential client will come into my office to discuss a pending case and conclude the conversation by asking me what guarantees I can give him. My answer is the same each time. There are no guarantees in this business.…
  • Jul 22

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?
    Motions in limine are requests brought by the parties and decided by a judge that determine what evidence might be admitted or excluded at trial. These motions are usually filed prior to trial or on the day of trial however they can be…
Rank this Week: 241

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: 240

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Could Donald Trump win the Republican presidential nomination

    Could Donald Trump win the Republican presidential nomination
    The quick and dirty answer to the question is yes.  And the reason has to do with the formal rules adopted by the Republican Party with regard to the allocation of delegates to the 2016 Convention, to be held in Cleveland in June. …
  • Aug 30

    The Living Constitution: A Reconsideration

    The Living Constitution: A Reconsideration
    After a series of posts evaluating the new originalism, I’m moving on to assess conventional notions of the living Constitution.  Let’s begin with two vignettes.  Consider the comprehensive exchange between Robert…
  • Aug 25

    Batson (A Footnote to Sandy Levinson)

    Batson (A Footnote to Sandy Levinson)
    A small footnote to Sandy Levinson's insightful post on the separation of criminal law and procedure from constitutional theory. A few years ago I wrote a short paper on remedies for Batson violations. The impetus for the paper is that in…
Rank this Week: 246

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 244

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/
  • Aug 10

    What are the Risks of Incorrect Due Dates for Pregnant Women?

    What are the Risks of Incorrect Due Dates for Pregnant Women?
    Pregnancy is an exciting time for expectant mothers and fathers. While the expectant parents must wait nine months to meet their child, they are given a due date to look forward to. However, determining due dates is not an exact science.…
  • Aug 6

    Can You Get Workers’ Compensation for Food Poisoning?

    Can You Get Workers’ Compensation for Food Poisoning?
    In Illinois, an employee is liable for any injury an employee sustains during the course of their employment. Workers’ compensation laws strictly state that any illness or injury that occurs during an employee’s duties could make…
  • Aug 3

    5 Important Things Your Attorney Must Know About Your Personal Injury Case

    5 Important Things Your Attorney Must Know About Your Personal Injury Case
    Personal injury lawsuits are inherently complex. This is why individuals who are injured will turn to the expertise and guidance of a personal injury attorney. An attorney can gather key pieces of information to help build a case and win…
Rank this Week: 247

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Provides analysis of crimes and sentences for Florida state and federal criminal offenses. By Silber Criminal Law Firm.

http://www.florida-criminal-attorney-blog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse
    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida was arrested Friday after she allegedly beat two boys, news sources report. Vosburg, 30, was booked into the Polk County Jail on four counts of child neglect and two counts of child abuse with bodily…
  • Oct 22

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery
    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida was arrested this past week for allegedly shoved her former girlfriend out of a moving vehicle, news sources report. Information regarding the victim's identity was not immediately available following…
  • Oct 21

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection
    Charlie Ware, a licensed Hollywood, Florida acupuncturist and acupoint injection therapist, was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of administering questionable injections to as many a dozen patients, some of whom suffered ill-side…
Rank this Week: 245

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Aug 31

    Review of Adobe Acrobat DC: Why It's Simultaneously Amazing and Annoying

    Review of Adobe Acrobat DC: Why It's Simultaneously Amazing and Annoying
    Originally published on August 28 in our free TL Serendipity newsletter. Instead of reading TL Serendipity here, sign up now to receive future issues in realtime. Adobe Acrobat DC is huge leap forward but annoying at the same time. It...
  • Aug 28

    Review of Adobe Acrobat DC; Cloud Backup Blues; Typography for Lawyers; Legal Technology Enthusiasm Gap

    Review of Adobe Acrobat DC; Cloud Backup Blues; Typography for Lawyers; Legal Technology Enthusiasm Gap
    Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles: Neil Squillante, Review of Adobe Acrobat DC: Why It's Simultaneously Amazing and Annoying Roy Greenberg, Is Your Only Backup in the Cloud? Thomas RuBane, Typography for Lawyers Steven…
  • Aug 27

    FRE 502(d) an Underused Safety Net Plus 41 More Must-Read

    FRE 502(d) an Underused Safety Net Plus 41 More Must-Read
    Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 42 articles from the past two weeks worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our LitigationWorld…
Rank this Week: 249

Election Law

Election Law

Covers election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiatives, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process. By Rick Hasen.

http://electionlawblog.org/
Rank this Week: 250

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Aug 31

    Guest Post by Profs. Lefstin & Menell on Sequenom v. Ariosa

    Guest Post by Profs. Lefstin & Menell on Sequenom v. Ariosa
    In a parallel post, Dennis summarized the numerous amicus briefs filed in support of Sequenom’s petition for rehearing en banc.  Below, professors Jeffrey Lefstin (Hastings) and Peter Menell (Berkeley) discuss the core issues…
  • Aug 30

    In Brief: Amici Provide Reasons to Reconsider Ariosa v. Sequenom

    In Brief: Amici Provide Reasons to Reconsider Ariosa v. Sequenom
    [This post includes links to the 12 amicus briefs supporting Sequenom’s petition for en banc rehearing in this Subject Matter Eligibility Case.] by Dennis Crouch Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc v. Sequenom, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2015) (en banc…
  • Aug 28

    Citing References – An Alternative Look

    Citing References – An Alternative Look
    A lot has been said for the increased number of references being submitted to patent examiners.  It is true that the average number of references submitted per application continues to skyrocket and for patents issued in…
Rank this Week: 248

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Covers quirky questions in employment law. By Dorsey & Whitney LLP.

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
  • Jul 20

    Quirky Question #265, Can I have an English-Only Policy?

    Quirky Question #265, Can I have an English-Only Policy?
    Question: Our Company may implement a policy that requires employees to speak in the English language. What risks should we be aware of?  Answer: By Marilyn Clark and Jessie Mischke There are several legal and non-legal risks your…
  • Jul 15

    Quirky Question #264, Oregon Employers: Beware!

    Quirky Question #264, Oregon Employers: Beware!
    Question: I am an employer in Oregon, and I understand Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a whole slew of bills into law on Monday which will directly impact Oregon employers. What do I need to know? Answer: By Aaron D. Goldstein Oregon…
  • Jul 15

    Quirky Question #263, My Supervisor is Stressing Me Out!

    Quirky Question #263, My Supervisor is Stressing Me Out!
    Question: We have an employee who claims she has a mental disability involving stress and anxiety caused by working with her supervisor, and she has asked for a different supervisor as an accommodation. This doesn’t seem to be a…
Rank this Week: 251

Tax Policy Blog

Tax Policy Blog

Covers federal, state and international tax issues, including AMT, capital gains and dividends taxes, corporate income taxes, income taxes, property taxes, and sales and use taxes. By the Tax Foundation.

http://taxfoundation.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 252

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

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

http://blog.kir.com/
Rank this Week: 254

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
Rank this Week: 258

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

Covers corporate trustees, compensation disputes, contested guardianship proceedings, creditors' claims, homestead litigation, will construction litigation, and trust and estates litigation. By Juan C. Antunez.

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 260

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

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

    "The Luckiest Court in the Universe"

    "The Luckiest Court in the Universe"
    Daniel Nazer at techdirt.com reports that if patent litigation cases were evenly distributed among the 94 federal district courts in the United States, each court would have 33 such cases filed so far this year. As it happens, the Eastern...
  • Aug 19

    Gallup Poll Indicates Support For Unions Are Increasing

    Gallup Poll Indicates Support For Unions Are Increasing
    On August 17, 2015, Gallup released the following: Americans' approval of labor unions has jumped five percentage points to 58% over the past year, and is now at its highest point since 2008, when 59% approved. In the interim, the...
  • Aug 19

    Goldberg: Free Speech Consequentialism

    Goldberg: Free Speech Consequentialism
    Erica Goldberg (Harvard: Climenko Fellow) has posted "Free Speech Consequentialism" on SSRN. The abstract reads: Balancing the harms and benefits of speech — what I call “free speech consequentialism” — is pervasive and…
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Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Boston criminal law and DUI news. By the Law Offices of Lefteris K. Travayiakis, P.C.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    MA SJC Leaves Open Judge’s Granting Immunity. One Day…

    MA SJC Leaves Open Judge’s Granting Immunity. One Day…
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently considered a defendant’s challenge that his second degree murder conviction should be overturned because his constitutional rights were violated when the trial judge refused to grant…
  • Jul 30

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Uphold Suppression of Drug in Unlawful Boston Police Search & Seizure

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Uphold Suppression of Drug in Unlawful Boston Police Search & Seizure
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently rejected the Commonwealth’s appeal from the suppression of drug evidence by the trial court, holding that the judge properly suppressed the drugs seized from the defendant because the Boston…
  • Jul 1

    Massachusetts Supreme Court Announces ‘Parental Privilege’ in Child Spanking Case

    Massachusetts Supreme Court Announces ‘Parental Privilege’ in Child Spanking Case
    In a recent appeal from the defendant’s conviction for assault & battery for spanking his child, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the father should have been permitted to assert at trial the ‘parental…
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Culture Forum Blog

Culture Forum Blog

From the Forum on Law, Culture & Society at Fordham Law.

http://www.forumonlawcultureandsociety.org/blog/
  • Jul 31

    “Why Hollywood Loves Lawyers” – An Article by Thane Rosenbaum

    “Why Hollywood Loves Lawyers” – An Article by Thane Rosenbaum
    Check out this article written by our very own Forum director, Thane Rosenbaum, entitled, “Why Hollywood Loves Lawyers”. Read on as Thane discusses American cinema and the reasons behind the portrayals of the justice system in…
  • Jul 23

    The Forum Remembers Great American Novelist E.L. Doctorow

    The Forum Remembers Great American Novelist E.L. Doctorow
    The Forum is deeply saddened to hear of E.L. Doctorow’s passing just a few days ago. Considered a great novelist in American culture, Doctorow lived a long life full of prestige in the world of literature. His best-selling novels…
  • May 21

    Trials & Error: Same Sex Marriage on Trial Video Available Now via 92Y

    Trials & Error: Same Sex Marriage on Trial Video Available Now via 92Y
    The video from Wednesday’s Trials & Error: Same Sex Marriage on Trial is now available through 92Y On Demand. For the full video, please click here. Thank you to all those who attended, and please stay tuned for news on the…
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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law…

Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

Covers immigration laws, legislation, and news.

http://blogs.ilw.com/blog.php?29221-Greg-Siskind-on-Immigration-Law-and-Policy
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The Ohio Trust & Estate Blog

The Ohio Trust & Estate Blog

Covers estate tax, marriage, medicaid and probate. By Michael D. Bonasera.

http://www.bonasera.org
  • Dec 18

    TOMMY!

    TOMMY!
    So I’ve not posted for a while.  In fact, you’ll note that I mention in the below post that my son was about a month from arriving…  Well, arrive he did.  On 6/18/2012 Tommy arrived and, smiling almost ever…
  • May 8

    Sad Update

    Sad Update
    Its been a while since I’ve written anything here and, though I fully intend to get back to it in the coming months, a couple sad events required mentioning: MCA died last Friday.  The number of tributes available on the web make this…
  • Aug 16

    So Many Great Blogs, So Little Time

    So Many Great Blogs, So Little Time
    My Google Reader account is getting pretty full-up.  There’s so many great resources out there for estate planning that it’s getting hard to keep up!  It’s a nice problem to have I guess…
Rank this Week: 259

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Aug 31

    Child Marriage is as Popular as ever in Bangladesh

    Child Marriage is as Popular as ever in Bangladesh
    From The Washington Post: On her wedding day, 15-year- old Nasoin Akhter looked “melancholic,” according to photographer Allison Joyce, who documented the teenage girl’s wedding to her 32-year-old husband, Mohammad Hasamur Rahman, last…
  • Aug 30

    Mexico Adoption-For-Cash Scheme Took Babies From Mother

    Mexico Adoption-For-Cash Scheme Took Babies From Mother
    From CBS News: A child welfare official in northern Mexico took at least nine babies from poor or drug-addicted mothers and offered them to adoptive parents in exchange for payments ranging from $5,000 to $9,000, authorities said Friday. Raul…
  • Aug 29

    You Need To Tell Your Child's Teacher About Your Divorce

    You Need To Tell Your Child's Teacher About Your Divorce
    From LA Times: The school year is just beginning, but grades are already in on parent-teacher communication: needs improvement. There’s a crucial disconnect between parents and teachers, both vital players in a child's growth and…
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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/
  • Aug 31

    Ask But Don’t Tell: Kentucky Allows Defendant to Seek Ex Parte Interviews of Plaintiff’s Treating Physician

    Ask But Don’t Tell: Kentucky Allows Defendant to Seek Ex Parte Interviews of Plaintiff’s Treating Physician
    We walked into the Drug and Device Law Rock Climber’s room last night to find her packing for her return to college while the ignored TV blared in the background.  Onscreen was a popular cable reality franchise involving wealthy…
  • Aug 28

    Breaking News - Ohio Sets Class Actions Right.

    Breaking News - Ohio Sets Class Actions Right.
    One of the most basic prerequisites to having court rules is that the rules aren’t supposed to change substantive law.  With class action rules, like Fed. R. Civ. P. 23 and its state-law analogs, courts seem to have a hard time…
  • Aug 28

    Lack of Proximate Cause for Failure to Warn Nets a Directed Verdict

    Lack of Proximate Cause for Failure to Warn Nets a Directed Verdict
                A week ago, in a post-script to a post on Daubert decisions, we reported that the trial court in Hexum v. Eli Lilly & Co., No. 2:13-cv-02701-SVM-MAN, 2015 U.S. Dist.…
Rank this Week: 261

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    Chinese Law makers vote for abolition of Death Penalty for 9 more Crime

    Chinese Law makers vote for abolition of Death Penalty for 9 more Crime
    Source: LiveLaw.inhttp://www.livelaw.in/chinese-law-makers-votes-for-abolition-of-death-penalty-for-9-more-crimes/National People’s Congress, the top law making body of Republic of China today adopted amendments to the Criminal Law,…
  • Aug 26

    Amnesty International Calls Saudi Justice System ‘Faulty,’ Criticizes High Execution Rate

    Amnesty International Calls Saudi Justice System ‘Faulty,’ Criticizes High Execution Rate
    Source: International Business Times (25 August 2015)http://www.ibtimes.com/amnesty-international-calls-saudi-justice-system-faulty-criticizes-high-execution-2066706Saudi Arabia executed one person in every two days on an average in less than…
  • Aug 24

    Jakarta saves 12 citizens from Saudi death penalty

    Jakarta saves 12 citizens from Saudi death penalty
    Source: The Straits Times (5 August 2015)http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/jakarta-saves-12-citizens-from-saudi-death-penaltyIndonesia said it has secured the release of 12 citizens from death row in Saudi Arabia this year.The number…
Rank this Week: 262

New Jersey Senate Republicans

New Jersey Senate Republicans

Provides legislative support to teh Republican senators in the Legislature of the State of New Jersey.

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=Rr9IF0xl3RGXd835_w6H4A
Rank this Week: 265

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Aug 27

    Jenkins' Research Tip: Archived Versions of Pennsylvania Statute

    Jenkins' Research Tip: Archived Versions of Pennsylvania Statute
    Ever need to see what a particular section of Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes Annotated looked like at a specific time? Jenkins has print versions of the statutes going back to 1930.  We also have pocket parts from 1969 forward. The…
  • Aug 18

    Aviation Titles at Jenkin

    Aviation Titles at Jenkin
    Celebrate Orville Wright's birthday this week with NASA, The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Wright Brothers National Memorial Park, and other air and space organizations. His birthday, August 19, is recognized as National Aviation Day…
  • Aug 18

    The Pro Bono Road Show Is Coming to Jenkins!

    The Pro Bono Road Show Is Coming to Jenkins!
    In preparation for National Pro Bono Week, the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Delivery of Legal Services Committee is pleased to offer a Pro Bono Road Show and Interactive Fair introducing pro bono opportunities available in…
Rank this Week: 266

The Divorce Blog

The Divorce Blog

Covers divorce and family law news. By Kevin W. Chern.

http://www.totaldivorce.com/blog
  • Feb 6

    Wife Divorces Dad Over Down Syndrome Newborn

    Wife Divorces Dad Over Down Syndrome Newborn
    A New Zealand father was served divorce papers by his wife after he refused to give up his newborn son who was just diagnosed with Down syndrome. Samuel Forrest’s son, Leo, was born on January 21 in an Armenian hospital. Upon his…
  • Jan 21

    Judge Grants Kentucky’s First Same-Sex Divorce

    Judge Grants Kentucky’s First Same-Sex Divorce
    A Kentucky judge has granted the state’s first same-sex divorce, despite a state law banning the recognition of gay marriage. Judge Joseph O’Reilly allowed the divorce of two Louisville women who were legally married in…
  • Jan 14

    Actor Gary Oldman to Divorce Fourth Wife

    Actor Gary Oldman to Divorce Fourth Wife
    Actor Gary Oldman and his fourth wife Alexandra Edenborough are getting divorced. Singer-songwriter Edenborough, 36, filed paperwork in Los Angeles on Friday, January 9, according to People Magazine. The court documents cite…
Rank this Week: 267

Accident Blog

Accident Blog

Covers personal injury, accident prevention, and consumer issues. By the Law Offices of Michael Pines.

http://seriousaccidents.com/blog/
  • May 30

    Unsafe speeding results in tragic death following Del Sur car accident

    Unsafe speeding results in tragic death following Del Sur car accident
    A young man has been charged with speeding and reckless driving after killing a local woman in a San Diego pedestrian accident. Lawrence Joseph Farry, 25, is facing misdemeanor charges including gross vehicular manslaughter after speeding…
  • Mar 4

    Senior Drivers: 3 easy tips to avoid car accidents and stay safe on the road

    Senior Drivers: 3 easy tips to avoid car accidents and stay safe on the road
    We recently reported on driving tips for teenage drivers, but senior drivers need just as much advice to stay current and safe on the road, and timing couldn’t be any better since next week is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week.
  • Dec 30

    “Crash Tax” may outrage New Yorkers but did you know it already exists in California?

    “Crash Tax” may outrage New Yorkers but did you know it already exists in California?
    New York City motorists may be in for a surprise once Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ordinance to collect “crash tax” becomes in-effect. The “crash tax” also referred to as an “accident tax” collects every time a car accident occurs.…
Rank this Week: 264

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Aug 31

    Gerrymanderers Miss One Person

    Gerrymanderers Miss One Person
    As you probably know, "gerrymandering" is the practice of redrawing the borders of a voting district for a specific purpose, usually if not always to make sure it has more of your supporters than opponents in it. This is…
  • Aug 27

    Upon Further Review, I Don't Know What to Think

    Upon Further Review, I Don't Know What to Think
    Guys, a topic that is kind of interesting but that you should still not bring up on a first date is how the NFL's instant-replay system is similar in some ways to the courts of appeal. Both systems use…
  • Aug 25

    "Arabic Terror Message" Actually Said "Welcome Home" in Hebrew

    "Arabic Terror Message" Actually Said "Welcome Home" in Hebrew
    If you see something, say something! Unless you're an idiot: The Rapides Parish [Louisiana] Sheriff's Office ... and KALB were contacted by several residents who were concerned about the signs and that they might have been [a] terror message…
Rank this Week: 270

UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

Covers UK and European human rights cases and laws. By 1 Crown Office Row.

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • Aug 31

    Immigration proposals under scrutiny – the Round-up

    Immigration proposals under scrutiny – the Round-up
    In the news Immigration Minister James Brokenshire has announced proposals to make Britain “tougher on those with no right to be here’. The new measures are to be included in an Immigration Bill due this Autumn. Working illegally…
  • Aug 30

    Passports at the junction of international and domestic law – Richard Alton

    Passports at the junction of international and domestic law – Richard Alton
    Western governments are increasingly concerned to establish that they have the power to prevent individuals from traveling to the Middle East to engage in terrorism-related activity (see Rosalind English’s recent post on Jihadi Brides).…
  • Aug 27

    ISIL child brides: a big care problem for the Family Court?

    ISIL child brides: a big care problem for the Family Court?
    London Borough Tower of Hamlets v B [2015] EWHC 2491 (Fam) 21 August 2015 – read judgment  When a judge waxes lyrical about a child, garlanded with starred GCSEs, their intelligence, their medical school ambitions, you wonder what…
Rank this Week: 274

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Aug 26

    Patent Rights panel at Texas Global Innovation & Intellectual Property Summit - 2015

    Patent Rights panel at Texas Global Innovation & Intellectual Property Summit - 2015
    I am headed out the door for Austin to participate in the Texas Global Innovation & Intellectual Property Summit tomorrow morning at the Hyatt Regency on lovely Town Lake. The program is hosted by the Texas Patent Assistance Program,…
  • Aug 25

    Tyler Jury Returns Noninfringement Verdict

    Tyler Jury Returns Noninfringement Verdict
    A Tyler jury in Judge Trey Schroeder's court returned a verdict in favor of defendants in a patent trial on Friday. The jury in EVM Systems, LLC v. Rex Medical, L.P. et al, 6:13cv184 found that defendants Rex Medical LP...
  • Aug 20

    Advanced Civil Trials - emerging theme

    Advanced Civil Trials - emerging theme
    It's early on Day 2 of the three day ACT seminar in Dallas but two themes are emerging. First, attorneys need to think about things "early in the case." I say that all the time about the court's charge, but...
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