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Second Circuit Blog

Second Circuit Blog

Feature case summaries and commentary by the Federal Defenders office in New York City.

http://circuit2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 508

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Covers cruise passenger and crew safety, seafarer conditions, maritime law and all types of injuries at sea. By Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A.

http://blog.lipcon.com/
Rank this Week: 130

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Features news and views from Ernester, the Hofstra School of Law Deane Law Library Virtual Cat.

http://deanelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    Blexlaw Training at Hofstra Law

    Blexlaw Training at Hofstra Law
    Are you a 2L/3L/LLM who wants an advanced training session on Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law or WestlawNext? Maybe a 1L who needs a makeup session or a more in-depth electronic database training before the Spring semester begins?No problem!…
  • Sep 15

    U.S. Law Week (BNA)

    U.S. Law Week (BNA)
    The U.S. Law Week (BNA) is a weekly publication providing highlights, summary and analysis of federal and state case law; and legislative and regulatory developments.  It has long been a go-to source for current awareness.  It is…
  • Sep 14

    Online Resources: Privacy & Data Security Law Resource Center (BNA)

    Online Resources: Privacy & Data Security Law Resource Center (BNA)
    If you are interested in a multi-source library that provides privacy and data security laws, developments, news, expert analysis, case law, practice tools, and more, then take a look at BNA's Privacy & Data Security Law Resource…
Rank this Week: 875

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Covers personal injury, criminal defense, and family law in Virginia.

http://www.livesaymyers.com/blog/
  • Sep 16

    Gubernatorial Post-Conviction Relief and Immigration

    Gubernatorial Post-Conviction Relief and Immigration
    As I detailed in Chaidez Case Limits The Reach Of Padilla and Post-Conviction Relief And Immigration Consequences, the area of post-conviction relief is a hot topic for non-citizens living in the U.S. Generally speaking, post-conviction…
  • Sep 11

    Cooling Hot-Button School-Related Co-Parenting Issue

    Cooling Hot-Button School-Related Co-Parenting Issue
    As the calendar turns to September and football season begins anew, children all over the country have returned to school. For them, the carefree days of summer give way to the structured rigors of academic pursuits. But their parents may…
  • Sep 10

    When Are State Crimes Aggravated Felonies for Deportation?

    When Are State Crimes Aggravated Felonies for Deportation?
    The words “aggravated felony” can be overwhelming to see if you are in removal (deportation) proceedings. Aggravated felony is an immigration term used to reference a particular type of state or federal crime. Although the word…
Rank this Week: 207

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

Focuses on issues and the differences in how the law relates to economic organizations, political organizations, religious, ethnic and family organizations. By Penn State Dickinson School of Law Professor Larry Catá Backer.

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 754

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/
  • Sep 16

    Repeating Our Mistakes: Paycheck Fairness Act Fails in Senate for Fourth Time

    Repeating Our Mistakes: Paycheck Fairness Act Fails in Senate for Fourth Time
    For largely political reasons, Democrats in the U.S. Senate introduced S. 2199, the Paycheck Fairness Act, for a vote, and for largely political reasons Senate Republicans decided not to filibuster before voting unanimously against it. …
  • Sep 15

    Judge for Southern District of New York Dismisses Equal Pay Case, Second Circuit Vacates and Remand

    Judge for Southern District of New York Dismisses Equal Pay Case, Second Circuit Vacates and Remand
    On February 13, 2014, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a New York federal court's dismissal of Mary Ellen Chepak's complaint in Chepak v. Metropolitan Hospital. Plaintiff Chepak alleged that she interviewed for a position that…
  • Sep 12

    Legal Medical Pot + Drug Testing at Work = Legal Disaster

    Legal Medical Pot + Drug Testing at Work = Legal Disaster
    The current regime of laws about marijuana has started to generate new hard cases: those involving employers who take adverse action against their employees for using marijuana to treat severe medical conditions where medical marijuana has…
Rank this Week: 396

Labor Immigration Law

Labor Immigration Law

Features United States labor immigration law news and analysis. By the Capitol Immigration Law Group LLC.

http://www.laborimmigration.com
Rank this Week: 326

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers battery, drug crimes, firearm offenses and DWI. By Kathleen M. McCarthy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Can I Blow A False Positive On A Breathalyzer?

    Can I Blow A False Positive On A Breathalyzer?
    The emphatic answer to this question is YES! There are numerous substances that can cause a person to blow a false positive on a breathalyzer test. The problem is that even if you have not been drinking, and you blow a false, you will still…
  • Sep 15

    When Police Come Knocking: A Look at Massachusetts Search Warrant

    When Police Come Knocking: A Look at Massachusetts Search Warrant
    Search Warrants Must Meet Certain Requirements Citizens are protected from unlawful search of their homes, person, vehicles and other property unless a law enforcement officer has obtained a valid search warrant and has probable cause to…
  • Sep 9

    Massachusetts Heroin Drug Charge

    Massachusetts Heroin Drug Charge
    Heroin is considered a class “A” substance in Massachusetts because it is a highly addictive controlled substance. It is commonly referred to as dope,  and sometimes by its color, such as brown, or black tar heroin. Once…
Rank this Week: 410

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Covers divorce, child support, child custody, alimony, equitable property distribution, father's rights, mother's rights, family law, and laws on divorce. By James Gross.

http://mddivorcelawyers.com/legalcrier
  • Sep 16

    Doctor Loses License for Failure to Pay Child Support

    Doctor Loses License for Failure to Pay Child Support
    The Maryland Board of Physicians has suspended the medical license of Rockville eye surgeon, Michael Duplessie, for failure to pay child support. Duplessie, however, has left the country and opened an office in Kuwait. Duplessie owes more…
  • Sep 11

    Husband Jailed for Hiding Assets in Divorce

    Husband Jailed for Hiding Assets in Divorce
    Promising that his wife would not get anything from him in his divorce, including child support, Steven K. Zinnel, 50, of California, filed bankruptcy in 2005.  He also asked the FBI to investigate his wife. That backfired when…
  • Sep 9

    Honey Maid Ad Targets Blended Familie

    Honey Maid Ad Targets Blended Familie
    Honey Maid, which makes those delicious graham-crackers is celebrating families that have been reconfigured by divorce. The company’s new advertising campaign is intended to send a message that: “Just because a family has broken…
Rank this Week: 860

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: 184

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

Covers the many flavors of appellate issues and law. By Dorothy Easley.

http://appellategourmetappealsinflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 454

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

Covers California punitive damages litigation. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    Seventh Circuit vacates $100 million punitive damages award against ConAgra

    Seventh Circuit vacates $100 million punitive damages award against ConAgra
    In 2012 we reported on a $100 million punitive damages award against ConAgra Foods, Inc. arising out of a fire in a grain elevator.  According to Reuters, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has reversed that punitive…
  • Sep 15

    New Mexico jury awards $65 million in punitive damages; Texas jury awards $15 million

    New Mexico jury awards $65 million in punitive damages; Texas jury awards $15 million
    I'm catching up on punitive damages news after being out of the office last week.  While I was out, the AP reported that a jury in New Mexico awarded $2.3 million in compensatory damages and $65 million in punitive damages in a lawsuit…
  • Sep 15

    Missouri Supreme Court strikes down punitive damages cap as unconstitutional

    Missouri Supreme Court strikes down punitive damages cap as unconstitutional
    Last week, Missouri's high court issued a unanimous published opinion holding that a statutory cap on punitive damages violates the Missouri Constitution. The statute in question provides that a punitive damages award against a single…
Rank this Week: 100

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

Covers consumer bankruptcy laws in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. By Doug Beaton.

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • Sep 16

    Debt collectors know when to pounce on you — how one does it

    Debt collectors know when to pounce on you — how one does it
    One of the nation’s largest debt collectors,Portfolio Recovery Associates, has been in the news lately, and this article exposes a hard truth about the collections system: Debt collectors know when your finances improve. Because debt…
  • Aug 26

    Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy just got a little easier

    Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy just got a little easier
    Here’s a little bit of good news for people who have filed for bankruptcy, but are wishing they could buy a property again. As of July 29, 2014, Fannie Mae has relaxed its rules for qualifying for a mortgage with a bankruptcy on your…
  • May 21

    Letter presses administration on student loan bankruptcy standard

    Letter presses administration on student loan bankruptcy standard
    As of May 16th, 2014 there has been a new development, a bit of a surprising twist, you might say, in the saga of student loan collections. Seven Democratic congressmen (including Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts) have sent an open…
Rank this Week: 760

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

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

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    The Act of Killing

    The Act of Killing
    Richard K. Sherwin, New York Law School, has published Law in the Flesh: Tracing Legitimation's Origin to 'The Act of Killing', in No Foundations: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Law and Justice (June 2014). Here is the abstract.The founding…
  • Sep 16

    Columbia and the Charles Beard Thesi

    Columbia and the Charles Beard Thesi
    Ajay K. Mehrotra, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, has published Charles A. Beard & The Columbia School of Political Economy: Revisiting the Intellectual Roots of the Beardian Thesis at 29 Constitutional Commentary 475 (2014).…
  • Sep 16

    Judge Humorous, Are You Pulling My Leg?

    Judge Humorous, Are You Pulling My Leg?
    Mary B. Trevor, Hamline University School of Law, has published From Ostriches To Sci-Fi: A Social Science Analysis of the Impact of Humor in Judicial Opinions at 45 University of Toledo Law Review 291 (2014). Here is the abstract from…
Rank this Week: 427

CCN News

CCN News

Covers Mexico business law news. By Cacheaux Cavazos & Newton.

http://www.ccn-law.com/en/news
  • Sep 16

    August 2014 Edition of MexicanAutomotive Released

    August 2014 Edition of MexicanAutomotive Released
    The August 2014 edition of MexicanAutomotive has been released and can now be seen on the MexicanAutomotive website. MexicanAutomotive reports on general Mexican automotive industry topics, as well as economic, financial and legal issues…
  • Jan 15

    January-February 2014 Edition of MexicanAutomotive Released

    January-February 2014 Edition of MexicanAutomotive Released
    The January-February 2014 edition of MexicanAutomotive has been released and can now be seen on the MexicanAutomotive website. MexicanAutomotive reports on general Mexican automotive industry topics, as well as economic, financial and legal…
  • Nov 6

    Reminder for the US-Mexico Customs Compliance Conference

    Reminder for the US-Mexico Customs Compliance Conference
    The U.S.-Mexico Customs Compliance Conference in Houston, Texas is fast approaching and discounted early bird registration will end on November 29, 2013. Registration continues through January 21, 2014 at the normal price. If you are…
Rank this Week: 999

Charlotte Injury Lawyers Blog

Charlotte Injury Lawyers Blog

Published by Arnold & Smith, PLLC

http://www.charlotteinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Women harassed by deputy settle claims for $475,000; Deputy dismissed from force

    Women harassed by deputy settle claims for $475,000; Deputy dismissed from force
    Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Can I wait a few months to pursue a personal injury claim?”   Suzanne Wick and Lisa Mangiardi survived years of horrific…
  • Sep 11

    Outgoing DA seeks dismissal of harassment, defamation lawsuit

    Outgoing DA seeks dismissal of harassment, defamation lawsuit
    Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What can you sue for in a personal injury case?”   A North Carolina District Attorney has moved to dismiss claims of…
  • Sep 9

    Catholic teacher who says she was fired for in-vitro treatments may have her day in court

    Catholic teacher who says she was fired for in-vitro treatments may have her day in court
    Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Can my employer fire me because I filed a workers’ compensation claim?”   A sex-discrimination lawsuit brought by a…
Rank this Week: 831

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Sep 16

    Bailey Button trade dress action? Ugh.

    Bailey Button trade dress action? Ugh.
    Deckers (owner of the UGG brand) has been going after ‘Bailey Button’ knock-offs. I blogged a complaint against Wal-Mart here. Deckers also sued JC Penney on multiple grounds. Penney moved to dismiss. The design patent action…
  • Sep 15

    Recent TTAB Filing

    Recent TTAB Filing
    "The song is so well-known it has its own wikipedia entry" http://t.co/I62bc6TJre — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) September 15, 2014 TTAB: MINECRAFT v MINECRAP for, uh, crap you would buy to play Minecraft http://t.co/ysCkTrkkil…
  • Sep 15

    Google Gets Sued For Not Taking Down A Hosted Website

    Google Gets Sued For Not Taking Down A Hosted Website
    advanced baseball v google.pdf
Rank this Week: 664

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Sep 16

    Texas Supreme Court Limits Reach of Pre-suit Discovery (Guest Blog Post)

    Texas Supreme Court Limits Reach of Pre-suit Discovery (Guest Blog Post)
    [Eric's introduction: this guest blog post comes from Ed Cavazos of Bracewell & Giuliani in Austin, Texas, who I've known for 20 years. Ed was part of the first wave of lawyers and scholars focusing on Internet law, and he...
  • Sep 15

    California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews (Forbes Cross-Post)

    California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews (Forbes Cross-Post)
    Increasingly, businesses are looking for ways to suppress or erase consumers’ negative online reviews of them. In particular, we’ve recently seen a proliferation of contract clauses purporting to stop consumers from reviewing…
  • Sep 10

    Ninth Circuit Says Yelp Doesn’t Extort Businesses–Levitt v. Yelp (Forbes Cross-Post)

    Ninth Circuit Says Yelp Doesn’t Extort Businesses–Levitt v. Yelp (Forbes Cross-Post)
    For years, Yelp has been dogged by allegations that it manipulates user reviews to coerce businesses to advertise with it. While businesses aren’t likely to stop grumbling about these concerns any time soon, a federal appellate court…
Rank this Week: 348

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

Covers compliance, employment and industry intelligence for investment professionals and investment, planning and regulatory intelligence for investors. By James J. Eccleston.

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Sep 16

    FINRA Issues New Investor Alert Regarding “Frontier Fund” Investment

    FINRA Issues New Investor Alert Regarding “Frontier Fund” Investment
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices:  FINRA has issued a new investor alert called, “Frontier Funds-Travel With Care”.  The alert cautions investors who are seeking potentially…
  • Sep 12

    SEC Examines Fund Payments to Brokerage Firm

    SEC Examines Fund Payments to Brokerage Firm
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices:  The SEC has begun a review of fees paid by mutual funds to brokerages and their financial advisors to encourage fund sales. Unfortunately, the SEC has…
  • Sep 5

    PennsylvaniaBroker Found to Have Sold Unsuitable Investment

    PennsylvaniaBroker Found to Have Sold Unsuitable Investment
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices:  Anthony Diaz, a broker from Pennsylvania has agreed to charges by the FINRA that he made unsuitable investments. Since 2000, Diaz worked for 11…
Rank this Week: 123

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Sep 16

    U.S. Federal Trademark Filing

    U.S. Federal Trademark Filing
    In 2013, more than 300,000 trademarks and service marks were filed across 45 different classes of goods and services with the United States Patent & Trademark ("USPTO"); however, less than 200,000 trademarks were registered by the USPTO…
  • Aug 29

    ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark Filing

    ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark Filing
    The ALS Association has filed an application to register a federal trademark for "Ice Bucket Challenge", the viral sensation that has swept the nation this summer. Although most Americans likely associate "Ice Bucket Challenge" with the ALS…
  • Jul 30

    What is a Family Limited Partnership?

    What is a Family Limited Partnership?
    A family limited partnership, or FLP, can allow a taxpayer to leverage two federal tax devices in conjunction with a technique known as “discounting” in order to reduce the amount of federal tax imposed at the time of that…
Rank this Week: 678

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

Covers securities fraud cases, investment fraud practices and securities industry regulations.

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • Sep 16

    Lance B. Topol barred from securities industry.

    Lance B. Topol barred from securities industry.
    In a recent disciplinary action announcement, FINRA announced that Lance B. Topol (CRD #5731836, Glen Cove, New York) submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent in which he was barred from association with any FINRA member in any…
  • Sep 16

    Jay John Soojian barred from securities industry.

    Jay John Soojian barred from securities industry.
    In a recent disciplinary action announcement, FINRA announced that Jay John Soojian (CRD #2768599, Wayne, New Jersey) submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent in which he was barred from association with any FINRA member in any…
  • Sep 16

    Dennis Keith Karasik barred from securities industry.

    Dennis Keith Karasik barred from securities industry.
    In a recent disciplinary action announcement, FINRA announced that Dennis Keith Karasik (CRD #1227463, Reisterstown, Maryland) submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent in which he was barred from association with any FINRA member…
Rank this Week: 403

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

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

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Sep 16

    Today: ABA CLE Webinar on Disparaging Trademark Rejections at the PTO

    Today: ABA CLE Webinar on Disparaging Trademark Rejections at the PTO
    Hurry up and register for this webinar , in which LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® (that’s me) will be participating as comic relief, on the topic of the refusal to register “disparaging” trademarks such as REDSKINS…
  • Sep 8

    Jell-O’s branding race to the bottom

    Jell-O’s branding race to the bottom
    Poor old Jell-O® Brand Gelatin.  It once billed itself as The World’s Most Favorite Dessert.  Remember the old Jell-O brand profile, at least the one that dominated for the better part of the last generation?:…
  • Sep 5

    Does Macy’s tell Gimbel’s?

    Does Macy’s tell Gimbel’s?
    Originally posted 2006-07-05 19:27:20. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOkay, so that dates me a tad. Well, does Pepsi tell Coke — that Coke employees are trying to sell Coca-Cola secrets to them? Of course they do: Three people were…
Rank this Week: 98

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers life insurance, disability insurance, and claims denial. By Mark S. Humphreys, P.C.

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Life Insurance - Authority Of Insurance Company Manager

    Life Insurance - Authority Of Insurance Company Manager
    Life insurance attorneys in the Dallas Fort Worth area would want to know about a 1996, San Antonio Court of Appeals case holding an insurance company responsible for the conduct of one of it's managers. The style of the case...
  • Sep 14

    DTPA And Insurance

    DTPA And Insurance
    Experienced Grand Prairie insurance lawyers can tell you how the Texas Insurance Code and the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA) interact. A 1996, San Antonio Court of Appeals opinion also shows this interaction or lack thereof as it…
  • Sep 13

    Uninsured Motorist

    Uninsured Motorist
    Fort Worth insurance lawyers can tell you there are a lot of uninsured motorist cases to be seen. The Insurance Journal published an article recently titled, "IRC: Uninsured Motorists a Perplexing Pervasive Concern." Here is what…
Rank this Week: 718

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Provides updates and commentary on whistleblower cases. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Florida Sleep Clinic Settles False Claims Act Case

    Florida Sleep Clinic Settles False Claims Act Case
    The Sleep Medicine Center, Inc. (“Sleep Medicine”) and two physicians, Hubert Zachary and George Restea, have agreed with the federal government to settle allegations initiated by a whistleblower in a qui tam complaint that the…
  • Sep 10

    U.S. Joins Whistleblowers’ Case Involving Spinal Implant

    U.S. Joins Whistleblowers’ Case Involving Spinal Implant
    The Justice Department announced that the U.S. has intervened in a qui tam lawsuit brought by two whistleblowers alleging violations of the False Claims Act and filed its own lawsuit alleging violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute against…
  • Sep 4

    US Intervenes in False Claims Act Case Against Hospice Provider

    US Intervenes in False Claims Act Case Against Hospice Provider
    The United States has partially intervened in two qui tam lawsuits by three whistleblowers alleging violations of the False Claims Act by Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care (“Evercare”) now known as Optum Palliative and Hospice…
Rank this Week: 983

Federal Bar Association - New…

Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter

Lists bar association news and events.

http://nofba.org/
  • Sep 16

    MEDIATING WITH THE MASTERS: HOW TO BE MORE SUCCESSFUL IN GETTING TO YES (September 25)

    MEDIATING WITH THE MASTERS: HOW TO BE MORE SUCCESSFUL IN GETTING TO YES (September 25)
    September 25, 2014; 2:00-4:00 p.m. U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana 500 Poydras St., Courtroom C227, New Orleans, LA 70130 (2 hours of CLE credit, including Ethics and Professionalism) PANELISTS United States District Judge…
  • Sep 15

    JURY TRIAL SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2014

    JURY TRIAL SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    JURY TRIAL SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 Pea v. City of Ponchatoula, 2:13-cv-542, Judge Zainey, 8:30am [This does not necessarily include all jury trials; and does NOT include bench trials, evidentiary hearings, non-trial criminal…
  • Sep 8

    SPOILS OF WAR: PLUNDER AND DESTRUCTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE IN THE PACIFIC THEATER OF WORLD WAR II

    SPOILS OF WAR: PLUNDER AND DESTRUCTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE IN THE PACIFIC THEATER OF WORLD WAR II
    OCTOBER 2, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. (THE NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM, 945 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (6.5 hours of CLE credit pending) Join lawyers and experts in the following fields for a fascinating and informative program on:…
Rank this Week: 492

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Sep 16

    It’s time for the US to stop fueling the conflict in Israel and Gaza

    It’s time for the US to stop fueling the conflict in Israel and Gaza
    As the UN General Assembly begins its meeting today in New York City, Amnesty International is delivering 187,563 signatures to the White House in a global call to cut off weapons that fuel abuses in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian…
  • Sep 15

    African healthcare laid bare by Ebola epidemic

    African healthcare laid bare by Ebola epidemic
    Today, the outbreak of Ebola has meant that Sierra Leone’s struggling healthcare system, and others in neighboring African countries – particularly Liberia and Guinea – have been completely overwhelmed. The Ebola outbreak…
  • Sep 11

    Jon Stewart’s New Film Rosewater and Ongoing Persecution of Journalists in Iran

    Jon Stewart’s New Film Rosewater and Ongoing Persecution of Journalists in Iran
    When CBS’ 60 Minutes aired its 8 Days in Tehran program in May 2014, featuring seemingly unfettered access to Iranian officials and frank interviews with ordinary citizens, observers may have been justified in assuming that a new day…
Rank this Week: 35

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Sep 16

    PILnet’s 8th Annual European Pro Bono Forum

    PILnet’s 8th Annual European Pro Bono Forum
    Emma Cassidy is Legal & Communications Trainee in PILnet, The Global Network of Public Interest Law. PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law is pleased to announce that registration for the  2014 European Pro Bono…
  • Sep 16

    12th Annual Human Rights Conference: Criminal Justice and Human Rights in Ireland

    12th Annual Human Rights Conference: Criminal Justice and Human Rights in Ireland
    Helen Kehoe is policy development executive at the Law Society of Ireland. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Designate and the Human Rights Committee of the Law Society extend an invite to  ‘Criminal Justice and Human…
  • Sep 11

    On Repealing the 8th Amendment. #repealthe8th

    On Repealing the 8th Amendment. #repealthe8th
    Our regular contributor Mairead Enright spoke at the recent ‘Repeal the 8th’ conference in Dublin last Saturday. A video of her presentation is below. You can find other videos of the day (by Paula Geraghty) here. To join Lawyers…
Rank this Week: 59

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

Reports on judicial decisions of significance to business and shareholders. By Mack Sperling of Brooks Pierce LLP.

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
  • Sep 16

    Trade Secrets Claims Can Be Tough To Succeed On In The Business Court

    Trade Secrets Claims Can Be Tough To Succeed On In The Business Court
    If you want to pursue a trade secrets claim in the Business Court, you've got to disclose the details of your trade secret.  The Opinion last week in Unimin Corp. v. Gallo, 2014 NCBC 43 illustrates that point in detail.  It seems at…
  • Sep 12

    The Delaware Court Of Chancery Can See Forever On A Clear Day (Even To North Carolina)

    The Delaware Court Of Chancery Can See Forever On A Clear Day (Even To North Carolina)
    I don't usually write about decisions from the Delaware Court of Chancery because it's rare for that Court to even mention North Carolina.  But a decision by that Court this week -- in City of Providence v. First Citizens Bancshares,…
  • Sep 10

    Receiver Appointed To Oversee Sell-Off Of Corporation's Intellectual Property

    Receiver Appointed To Oversee Sell-Off Of Corporation's Intellectual Property
    When I wrote last week about Americana Development, Inc. v. Ebius Trading & Distributing Co., the Business Court had entered a TRO against the Defendants prohibiting them from disposing of the intellectual property of Defendant Ebius…
Rank this Week: 475

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    Sasha Frere-Jones Tweated a series of…

    Sasha Frere-Jones Tweated a series of "Perfect Recordings": Volume One, Volume Two, Volume 3, Volume 4, and Volume 5. Somebody assembled them into a Rdio playlist, which is here. There is quite a bit that I am familiar with, and some things…
  • Sep 15

    Urban Outfitters is selling Kent State…

    Urban Outfitters is selling Kent State sweatshirts with fake bullet holes and bloodstains. Obviously this is appalling, but you know what? As far as I am able to tell, Neil Young and his harmony buddies kept the money from "Ohio" and nobody…
  • Sep 12

    I ran into one of the former partners of…

    I ran into one of the former partners of the firm where I once worked at the deli the other day. He was a big deal back then, because he had a big institutional client, and then that client collapsed and suddenly he wasn't such a big deal. He…
Rank this Week: 419

Record Clearing Blog

Record Clearing Blog

Covers criminal record removal. By Higbee & Associates.

http://www.recordclearing.org/blog/
  • Sep 16

    DUI

    DUI
    In 1993 I was in a car accident.  Later in that year after I moved 8 hours away from the occurrence, little did I know, I was issued a ticket 5 months later that stated “warrant issued for arrest”. I […] The post DUI…
  • Sep 9

    When Things Went Wrong

    When Things Went Wrong
    Back in August of 2011, I got jumped by a male and a female while I was pregnant. Their mother stood there and watched. She told them to do it in the first place. They were trying to get money […] The post When Things Went Wrong…
  • Aug 8

    Michigan Ruled by the Elite

    Michigan Ruled by the Elite
    I was convicted in 1999 and ever since then with my 3 felonies i cant find a job, only crappy minimum wage crap. i tried a pardon and it didnt work and then i tried getting an attorney who said […] The post Michigan Ruled by the Elite…
Rank this Week: 703

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

Covers family law the the family justice system in the United Kingdom.

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Sep 16

    Performing Dog

    Performing Dog
    I recall now (following my last post) that you all quite like it when I whinge and whine. So here goes, especially for you (as a much younger Kylie would have said). A whine about the law of unintended consequences. Bundles : Bundles now have…
  • Sep 14

    Information Commissioner v Fat Controller

    Information Commissioner v Fat Controller
    This week was a week of altogether too much train travel and Friday took the biscuit. (NB : This is a bit woe is me. I feel much better now…) Care brief (legal aid) for client who needs continuity of counsel. Distant court at…
  • Sep 12

    The Children Act : Ian McEwan

    The Children Act : Ian McEwan
    I wasn’t going to read this book, fearful of the same galling disappointment when Silk (in series 3) started to lose its sense of realism and go off into flights of legal fancy. But then I read Ian McEwan’s piece in the Graun…
Rank this Week: 621

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Features news, commentary and thoughts on the law of the securities markets. By Mark Astarita.

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    CALPERS Withdrawing Its Hedge Fund Investments - Too Expensive, Too Complicated

    CALPERS Withdrawing Its Hedge Fund Investments - Too Expensive, Too Complicated
    The California Public Employees' Retirement System, the largest U.S. pension fund, said on Monday that it will pull all $4 billion it has invested in hedge funds because it finds them too costly and complicated. The $300 billion fund, known…
  • Sep 15

    SEC Announces $300,000 Whistleblower Award to Audit and Compliance Professional Who Reported Company’s Wrongdoing

    SEC Announces $300,000 Whistleblower Award to Audit and Compliance Professional Who Reported Company’s Wrongdoing
    The SEC announced a whistleblower award of more than $300,000 to a company employee who performed audit and compliance functions and reported wrongdoing to the SEC after the company failed to take action when the employee reported it…
  • Sep 12

    FINRA's New Head of Dispute Resolution Search Narrow

    FINRA's New Head of Dispute Resolution Search Narrow
    With the retirement of Linda Fienberg, Reuters is reporting that FINRA has narrowed its search for a new head of its arbitration unit to two of its own long-time officials, according to a person familiar with the matter. FINRA, Wall Street's…
Rank this Week: 726

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

Covers consumer privacy, data security, HIPAA, financial privacy and EU privacy. By Hogan Lovells.

http://www.hldataprotection.com
Rank this Week: 968

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Sep 16

    CFTC Allows General Solicitation for Private Fund

    CFTC Allows General Solicitation for Private Fund
    In early 2013, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission decided to grab for more regulatory oversight and revoked some long-standing exemptions. The CFTC also got handed the regulatory oversight of non-securities derivatives. As a result,…
  • Sep 13

    Weekend Reading: House of Debt

    Weekend Reading: House of Debt
    In House of Debt, Atif Mian, an economist at Princeton University, and Amir Sufi, a finance professor at the University of Chicago, make the case that household debt was the 2008 recession’s main culprit. This is a nuanced view that…
  • Sep 12

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for September 12

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for September 12
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. Let’s Get This Straight, A URL Is Not An Address (At Least In This Case) by Keith Paul Bishop in California Corporate and Securities Law The tenant…
Rank this Week: 977

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

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

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Affirmative Defenses Have No Role in Determining the Amount in Controversy

    Affirmative Defenses Have No Role in Determining the Amount in Controversy
    Smith v. Manhattan Club Timeshare Association, Inc., 2013 WL 1955882 (S.D.N.Y. May 10, 2013). In this action, a District Court in New York held that affirmative defenses asserted on the merits could not be used to cut down the amount in…
  • Sep 12

    Defendants Concrete Evidence Defeats Remand

    Defendants Concrete Evidence Defeats Remand
    Fielder v. Penn Station, Inc., 2013 WL 1869618 (N.D. Ohio May 3, 2013). In this case, the plaintiff made a purchase at Penn Station, Inc., a shop located in Rocky River,Ohiousing his credit card.  The defendant Heartland Payment Systems,…
  • Sep 11

    District Courts Have Authority to Stay Remand Orders in Order to Facilitate Appeal

    District Courts Have Authority to Stay Remand Orders in Order to Facilitate Appeal
    Raskas v. Johnson & Johnson, 2013 WL 1818133 (E.D. Mo. April 29, 2013). In this action, a District Court in Missouri held that it had authority to stay its own remand order.  The plaintiffs brought an action under the Missouri…
Rank this Week: 60

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

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

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Sep 16

    Up In Smoke: Eleventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Smoking Case

    Up In Smoke: Eleventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Smoking Case
    Big Tobacco scored a big victory when the Eleventh Circuit upheld the dismissal of nearly 750 Plaintiffs’ cases because of defects in the complaint.  See 4432 Individual Tobacco Plaintiffs v. Various Tobacco Companies, Liggett…
  • Sep 15

    Iowa Federal Court Issues Sanctions For Unnecessary Deposition Objection

    Iowa Federal Court Issues Sanctions For Unnecessary Deposition Objection
    One of the most difficult deposition and trial skills to learn as a young lawyer is the art of the objection. While some may posit the old maxim, “You’ll know it when you hear it,” in practice, knowing the proper time to…
  • Sep 12

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    Above, you’ll find the cover of Action Comics #286, published way, way back in 1962. As you can see, Superman stands before “The Jury of Super-Enemies,” a body composed of Saturn Queen, Cosmic King, Brainiac, Lightning Lord,…
Rank this Week: 232

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Sep 16

    Fox News v TVEyes: Fair Use Transformed

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

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/12/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/12/14
    Monkey Selfies & Animal Artists — An interesting take on the frequently discussed monkey selfie from a philosophical perspective. Yes, Internet TV is near, but there’s too much money in cable to go there —…
  • Sep 5

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/05/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/05/14
    The Classical Cloud (via CultureCrash) — “If I were a music-obsessed teen-ager today, I would probably be revelling in this endless feast, and dismissing the complaints of curmudgeons. No longer would I need to prop a tape…
Rank this Week: 942

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

Covers fraud, international law, immigration and business formation. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    How to Handle a Florida Business Dispute

    How to Handle a Florida Business Dispute
    No business wants to get sued or become a part of a lawsuit that could have been avoided. Florida business disputes are settled much more pleasantly when the proper actions are taken before, during, and after the incident arises. In addition…
  • Sep 10

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  • Sep 9

    Import Products to the US and Florida

    Import Products to the US and Florida
    If you are interested in or currently importing products to the United States, then it is important to ensure that you are abiding by US Customs laws. As trade between countries increases and the world becomes more globalized, there are…
Rank this Week: 721

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/
  • Sep 16

    Sonya Laddon Rahders Receives National Award from Mortar Board

    Sonya Laddon Rahders Receives National Award from Mortar Board
    Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society recently presented the Emerging Leader Award to Sonya Laddon Rahders, B.A. Rahders, a 2014 Ms. JD Fellow, was initiated into Mortar Board at the Agathai chapter of the University of…
  • Sep 15

    Ms. JD Pre-Law: Controlling Your Financial Future

    Ms. JD Pre-Law: Controlling Your Financial Future
    It is said time and time again--student loan debt is an investment into your future that cannot be taken away from you. This is true, but it still doesn’t make it any easier to digest at the end of your three years when you “get…
  • Sep 14

    Ms. JD Event Recap - Decision Point: Law School

    Ms. JD Event Recap - Decision Point: Law School
    Did you miss Ms. JD's Decision Point: Law School event? Check out the below Storify recap to catch up on some great admissions advice! [View the story "Decision Point: Law School" on Storify]  
Rank this Week: 254

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

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

http://blog.bluestonelawfirm.com/
  • Sep 16

    Are Experts Always Needed in Legal Malpractice?

    Are Experts Always Needed in Legal Malpractice?
    We often muse that absolute rules depress creative thinking.  As an example, the well recognized rule is that legal malpractice cases always require an expert for plaintiff.  However, is this true? Board of Mgrs. of Bridge Tower…
  • Sep 15

    Mother-Son Litigation with Unexpected Results is not Legal Malpractice

    Mother-Son Litigation with Unexpected Results is not Legal Malpractice
    This intra-family dispute pitted brother against brother and mother against son for control of a very close corporation.  When the case was settled, one party had not successfully analyzed the potential tax liabilities and sue the…
  • Sep 12

    A Remarkable Defense in Legal Malpractice

    A Remarkable Defense in Legal Malpractice
    Death of attorneys and clients is inevitable, and planning for death is one thing that is expected of attorneys.  in Cabrera v Collazo  2014 NY Slip Op 00622 [115 AD3d 147]  February 4, 2014 Tom, J. itself arising from…
Rank this Week: 88

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/
  • Sep 16

    Two Vehicle Crash Sends Three to the Hospital

    Two Vehicle Crash Sends Three to the Hospital
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Sep 15

    One Vehicle Rollover Sends Two to Hospital

    One Vehicle Rollover Sends Two to Hospital
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Sep 15

    ISP Requested to Investigate a Motorcycle Crash on Highway 21 on Sunday and Would Like Possible Witnesses to Call

    ISP Requested to Investigate a Motorcycle Crash on Highway 21 on Sunday and Would Like Possible Witnesses to Call
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE Teresa Baker Public Information Officer Headquarters 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642 (208) 884-7122 Fax (208) 884-7087 For Immediate Release: 9/15/14 at 5:10 p.m. MERIDIAN - Idaho State Police has been…
Rank this Week: 189

IT Law in Ireland

IT Law in Ireland

Covers information technology law issues with a focus on freedom of expression, privacy and other fundamental rights. By TJ McIntyre.

http://www.tjmcintyre.com/
  • Sep 16

    United States v. Microsoft (and Ireland)

    United States v. Microsoft (and Ireland)
    I have a short piece in today's Irish Independent on the remarkable legal battle between Microsoft and US prosecutors over access to data on non-US users which is stored outside the US, which has now resulted in a finding that Microsoft is in…
  • Aug 29

    "State must be more mindful of your private data"

    "State must be more mindful of your private data"
    I've waited a while to quote Fr. Dougal McGuire in the national press, but finally got my chance in the Independent:Last week the Irish Independent revealed further abuses of private files in the Department of Social Protection. The abuses…
  • Jul 20

    "Significant gaps" in Department of Justice IT security

    "Significant gaps" in Department of Justice IT security
    You might think that the Department of Justice and Equality - which is responsible for data protection law in Ireland - would have adequate security in place for its own systems. Apparently not. Here's an excerpt from briefing materials for…
Rank this Week: 824

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    UKSC Blog interviews Lord Neuberger

    UKSC Blog interviews Lord Neuberger
    This summer, some of the editors of the UKSC Blog were invited to the UKSC to meet and interview Lord… The post UKSC Blog interviews Lord Neuberger appeared first on UKSCBlog.
  • Sep 12

    New Judgment: Robertson v Swift [2014] UKSC 50

    New Judgment: Robertson v Swift [2014] UKSC 50
    On appeal from: [2012] EWCA Civ 1794 The appellant entered into a contract with the respondent, a removal company, to… The post New Judgment: Robertson v Swift [2014] UKSC 50 appeared first on UKSCBlog.
  • Sep 1

    Case Comment: R (Whiston) v Secretary of State for Justice [2014] UKSC 39

    Case Comment: R (Whiston) v Secretary of State for Justice [2014] UKSC 39
    Facts Mr Whiston was sentenced to 18 months in prison for armed robbery. He was entitled to automatic release on… The post Case Comment: R (Whiston) v Secretary of State for Justice [2014] UKSC 39 appeared first on UKSCBlog.
Rank this Week: 444

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

Provides surveillance and analysis on salmonella news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.salmonellablog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Fresh Finds-Ground Black Pepper Recalled Due to Salmonella Test

    Fresh Finds-Ground Black Pepper Recalled Due to Salmonella Test
    Gel Spice Company, Inc., of Bayonne, NJ, is issuing a voluntary recall notice for 16,443 cases of Fresh Finds-Ground Black Pepper, 3.53 oz, plastic jars, because it has the possibility... Continue Reading
  • Sep 14

    Taylor Farms Recalls Tomatoe

    Taylor Farms Recalls Tomatoe
    Taylor Farms is issuing a recall of some lots of tomatoes and salad kits that include them because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. Taylor Farms of Tracy issued the... Continue Reading
  • Aug 23

    nSpired Natural Foods Almond and Peanut Butter Recalled Due to Salmonella

    nSpired Natural Foods Almond and Peanut Butter Recalled Due to Salmonella
    The CDC reports as of August 20, 2014, a total of four persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Braenderup have been reported from four states since January 1,... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 282

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Sep 15

    Does Book Touring Still Matter?

    Does Book Touring Still Matter?
    Over on his Whatever blog, John Scalzi gives eight reasons why he answers that question with "yes". As he's presently on a book tour it might be somewhat self-serving for him to say this but actually I think he makes good points and I…
  • Sep 15

    Music Business for 21st Century Independent Artist

    Music Business for 21st Century Independent Artist
    Dave Kusek, who used to teach music business at the Berklee Music School here in Boston, has teamed up with music marketer/manager Rick Barker to create a video training series for new artists looking to make it outside the major label…
  • Sep 13

    Net Neutrality? Still Could Be Kept

    Net Neutrality? Still Could Be Kept
    In case you've been hiding under a very large rock and were not one of the half-million-plus people who sent comments to the FCC this week, the Copyfight readers at Singlehop have a quick overview for you on the topic. If you do want to…
Rank this Week: 706