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ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

Covers employeee benefits, ERISA, and employment law. By Stanley D. Baum.

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 328

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 304

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers H-1B visas, petitions, audits and caps. By the MVP Law Group.

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) updated FY2014 Statistics (Fourth Quarter*)

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) updated FY2014 Statistics (Fourth Quarter*)
    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has provided FY2014 statistics (fourth quarter*) in the form of program factsheets for each of the major immigration programs. These updated FY2014 statistics…
  • Sep 18

    BALCA Affirms Denial Where Web Ad Differed from ETA 9089

    BALCA Affirms Denial Where Web Ad Differed from ETA 9089
    The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) recently affirmed the decision of a Certifying Officer (CO) to deny labor certification for the position of “Multi-Media Artists & Animators.” After receiving &…
  • Sep 17

    Celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day with Naturalization Ceremonies – 9/17/14

    Celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day with Naturalization Ceremonies – 9/17/14
    Constitution Day and Citizenship Day are observed on the same day each year, September 17th. This day is set aside to celebrate the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787 and also to observe and recognize the responsibilities of all U.S.…
Rank this Week: 554

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Sep 19

    Where the money goes, the people will follow: Part 1, 64% of China’s rich

    Where the money goes, the people will follow: Part 1, 64% of China’s rich
    By: David A. Smith Up until now, my posts puzzling out China’s affordable housing have focused on its urban challenges, and whether the Chinese can make new cities that people want to live in without destroying the formerly-rural middle…
  • Sep 18

    Poor poor pitiful door: Part 5, About a year

    Poor poor pitiful door: Part 5, About a year
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith By now, after four parts on a GAIA (God Ain’t It Awful) story about the separation of entrances in a fantastically located mixed-income…
  • Sep 17

    Poor poor pitiful door: part 4, Loophole du jour

    Poor poor pitiful door: part 4, Loophole du jour
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith Yesterday’s Part 3 observed the egalitarianism paradox of ‘poor door’ apartments – that properties which otherwise would have…
Rank this Week: 489

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

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

    Can I Use Stage Name to Credit Songwriting?

    Can I Use Stage Name to Credit Songwriting?
    the diabolical Biz Markie creditshis songwriting to Marcel HallDear Rich: I use an artist name with a last name that is not my legal last name and has no relation to my birth name. I have no interest in legally changing my last name, and all…
  • Sep 12

    Copyright in wedding ring design?

    Copyright in wedding ring design?
    My wife and I decided to have custom wedding ring made at a national level chain store jeweler three years ago. This past weekend we stopped at the jeweler and saw a custom ring book where my wife saw her ring in that book and she was not…
  • Sep 11

    #publicdomain?

    #publicdomain?
    Dear, Rich: I’m trying to properly attribute public domain images in a course pack I’m writing and I’m confused about public domain tags. If a work has entered the public domain without being directly dedicated to the…
Rank this Week: 453

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

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

    Welcome Kandace Kukas to Western New England School of Law

    Welcome Kandace Kukas to Western New England School of Law
    Please welcome Kandace Kukas to ASP work at Western New England. Her faculty profile can be found on the faculty page at WNE at Faculty Profiles WNE - Kandace Kukas. Here is a short bio for her: Kandace Kukas is...
  • Sep 18

    Are you an ASP professional who wants to become a member of the ASP listserv?

    Are you an ASP professional who wants to become a member of the ASP listserv?
    ASP professionals working at law schools can sign up for the academic support listserv. Members of the listserv can post resources for others and post questions to solicit colleagues' advice. Thank you to Louis Schulze for sending the…
  • Sep 16

    Reading cases and preparing for exam

    Reading cases and preparing for exam
    Most of you are well within your first month of law school and may have had your first quiz or a writing assignment which may have made you question your decision to be in law school. It’s understandable but don’t...
Rank this Week: 655

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

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

    New article criticizes the use of student evaluations of professor

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

    Justice John Paul Steven

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

    Drexel Law School Gets $50 Million Gift

    Drexel Law School Gets $50 Million Gift
    Drexel University School of Law announced this week that Thomas R. Kline, a trial lawyer in Philadelphia, would give the law school $50 million to help it reach the top ranks of legal education. Drexel was established only eight years...
Rank this Week: 143

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

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

    Remember that Job You Had 11 Years Ago? Well Good News!

    Remember that Job You Had 11 Years Ago? Well Good News!
    In 2003, CNN replaced its unionized subcontracor with a non-union labor force. Well, the NLRB ruled in part that CNN was a joint employer, violated the NLRA by failing to bargain over this reshuffling, and acted with anti-union animus. More…
  • Sep 17

    The Awesomely Bad/Awesome Employment Law Blog Carnival

    The Awesomely Bad/Awesome Employment Law Blog Carnival
    My turn to host the Employment law Blog Carnival again! Or, #ELBC as the hip kids with their hashtags call it. Last time, I did a Saved by the Bell theme - SBTB is a show that is awesomely awesome, but to my dismay is sometimes labelled…
  • Sep 15

    Fired for What!? - Judge Loses Job Over Social Media Post

    Fired for What!? - Judge Loses Job Over Social Media Post
    Eaux Neaux! Say it ain't seaux, judge! The top Arkansas court recently dismissed a trial court judge for inappropriate comments on social media. The judge, who went by the name geauxjudge (oh, now the first two sentences make sense) made…
Rank this Week: 602

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

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

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Barry Bonds' conviction in trouble?

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

    Should Judge Fuller resign?

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

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

    Judge Rosenbaum's first published opinion in the 11th Circuit starts this way
    Before WILSON, WILLIAM PRYOR and ROSENBAUM, Circuit Judges. ROSENBAUM, Circuit Judge: It was a scene right out of a Hollywood movie.  On August 21, 2010, after more than a month of planning, teams from the Orange County…
Rank this Week: 175

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Sep 19

    Defamation and Public Figures in Tennessee

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

    Tolling Agreements, The Savings Statute and Tennessee Law

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

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

    Claim Washed Down the Drain By Tennessee Statute of Repose and Lack of Constructive Notice
    Tthis is a premise liability case arising from the collapse of a bench in a handicap shower at the defendant’s hotel.   Upon checking into their handicap room at the Holiday Inn Express, the Parkers noticed the bench in the…
Rank this Week: 281

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

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

    Interview on the Black Box Society

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

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

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

    Obama's Unconstitutional War

    Obama's Unconstitutional War
    There wasn't enough space on the New York Times' op-ed page for me to elaborate a key legal issue in my critique of Obama's unilateral declaration of war against ISIS. My essay emphasized that in 2001 Congress rejected President Bush's…
Rank this Week: 80

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

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

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

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

    How Not to Defend ISDS

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

    ISDS in CETA

    ISDS in CETA
    CETA, the Canada-EU trade deal under negotiation, is well ahead of the TTIP in terms of its progress towards a final text. How is it faring in terms of politics? The European Parliament was debating it yesterday. Here's what they...
Rank this Week: 63

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

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

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

    Black Market in Pepsi?

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

    Scotland says no

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

    Major Hotel Chain needs a CSR lesson

    Major Hotel Chain needs a CSR lesson
    Tips being the lifeblood of the service industry, I completely understand the importance of tipping. It ensures quality service, and allows wages to exceed the officially posted rate. It also allows employers to cut wages, since the actual…
Rank this Week: 977

New Jersey Family Law

New Jersey Family Law

Covers divorce, mediation, arbitration and litigation. By Charles C. Abut.

http://njdivorceblog.typepad.com/new_jersey_divorce_law_me/
Rank this Week: 421

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

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

    Emails, Facebook, Threats and Charles Manson

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

    First Degree Murder, the Blue SUV and the Facebook Post

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

    The Shower, the Video, Twitter and Invasion of Privacy

    The Shower, the Video, Twitter and Invasion of Privacy
    Gerald Brown was “indicted on two counts of third-degree invasion of privacy”, in violation of New Jersey Statutes § 2C:14–9b and 14–9c, for “surreptitiously videotaping the victim, his former girlfriend…
Rank this Week: 285

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

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

    An Epidemic of Tax Ignorance

    An Epidemic of Tax Ignorance
    Of course it’s not the worst mistake someone can make, if in fact it is a mistake. But when a person makes a mistake with respect to a simple thing, one’s confidence in that person’s ability to avoid mistakes doing other…
  • Sep 17

    The Scary Specter of Code Size Ignorance

    The Scary Specter of Code Size Ignorance
    It’s one of my favorite examples of how tax ignorance afflicts the nation. When something simple about tax cannot be understood, what happens when something complicated is tackled? What happens to confidence in tax policy…
  • Sep 15

    The Persistence and Danger of Tax and Other Ignorance

    The Persistence and Danger of Tax and Other Ignorance
    Facebook is a wonderful window into the minds of Americans. Examining the posts that show up provides insights that shatter many of the stereotypes that mythologize this nation. For example, though this country allegedly has the world’s…
Rank this Week: 448

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
Rank this Week: 935

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

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

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for September 19

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

    Controls on Fee Deductions and Disbursement

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

    CFTC Allows General Solicitation for Private Fund

    CFTC Allows General Solicitation for Private Fund
    In early 2013, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission decided to grab for more regulatory oversight and revoked some long-standing exemptions. The CFTC also got handed the regulatory oversight of non-securities derivatives. As a result,…
Rank this Week: 412

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

Covers copyright and other intellectual property topics. By Tonya Gisselberg.

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

    Copyright Owner Receives the Pointy End of the Fair Use Sharp Stick

    Copyright Owner Receives the Pointy End of the Fair Use Sharp Stick
    The theme of the Madison, Wisconsin, Mifflin Street Block Party when it began in 1969 was “take a sharp stick and poke it in the eye of authority.”  It’s not clear whether that is still the theme of the block party, but…
  • Sep 12

    TVEyes' Use of Fox News Content Transformative and Fair Use

    TVEyes' Use of Fox News Content Transformative and Fair Use
    Some people find what television commentators say about the news as relevant as the news itself.  TVEyes is for them.  TVEyes records the broadcast content of over 1,400 television and radio stations.  TVEyes’…
  • Sep 5

    Copyright Infringement Judgment Debt Not Discharged in Bankruptcy

    Copyright Infringement Judgment Debt Not Discharged in Bankruptcy
    The managing member of a saloon had a $41,231.90 default judgment for copyright infringement entered against him.  The saloon did not have a public performance license, but played music promoted and licensed by the American Society of…
Rank this Week: 942

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 139

Copyhype

Copyhype

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

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Sep 19

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/19/14

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

    Fox News v TVEyes: Fair Use Transformed

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

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/12/14

    Friday’s Endnotes – 09/12/14
    Monkey Selfies & Animal Artists — An interesting take on the frequently discussed monkey selfie from a philosophical perspective. Yes, Internet TV is near, but there’s too much money in cable to go there —…
Rank this Week: 253

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

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

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

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

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

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

    What is Life Worth?: New Law Review Article

    What is Life Worth?: New Law Review Article
    Ralph A. Peeples Catherine T. Harris Abstract (to read the entire article go here): This article examines the amount recovered in 118 wrongful death cases filed in a single jurisdiction (North Carolina) over a five year period. The dataset…
Rank this Week: 568

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

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

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Sep 19

    Friday Link

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

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

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

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

    Seventh Circuit Finds Statute Of Repose Bars Products Action Involving Muzzleloader Rifle Purchased In 1994
    As you know, we here at Abnormal Use love writing and blogging, so much so that our editor Jim Dedman is now contributing posts to other online venues.  Recently, his piece, “Seventh Circuit Finds Statute Of Repose Bars…
Rank this Week: 701

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

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

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

    Job Posting: Alabama State University

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

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

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

    Cornell University Ombuds Celebrates 45 Year

    Cornell University Ombuds Celebrates 45 Year
    Cornell's Office of the University Ombudsman is celebrating the 45th anniversary of its founding with an open house on Friday, October 3, 2014. (Cornell Events.)Related posts: Cornell University Ombuds Retires, Prompting Internal Search for…
Rank this Week: 133

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Sep 19

    Sometimes Legislative Purpose is Clearer than the Effects of a Law

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

    Are the NFL's Billionaires Actually Bad Businessmen?

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

    The Meaning of "Harmless" in Describing Sexual Offense

    The Meaning of "Harmless" in Describing Sexual Offense
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my column for this week, I take up the issue of whether prohibitions against incestuous marriage are distinguishable from prohibitions against same sex marriage (SSM).  The reason to discuss this issue is that…
Rank this Week: 230

Juries

Juries

Examines interesting and new developments regarding grand juries and trial juries. By Thaddeus Hoffmeister.

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

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

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

    What is Life Worth?: New Law Review Article

    What is Life Worth?: New Law Review Article
    Ralph A. PeeplesCatherine T. HarrisAbstract (to read the entire article go here):     This article examines the amount recovered in 118 wrongful death cases filed in a single jurisdiction (North Carolina) over a five year…
  • Sep 17

    Jurors Increasingly Prefer LWP Over the Death Penalty

    Jurors Increasingly Prefer LWP Over the Death Penalty
    The article below, which focuses on the state of Ohio, highlights a growing trend around the country. When given the choice between the death penalty and life without parole (LWP), jurors increasingly choose the latter. The article gives…
Rank this Week: 995

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Sep 19

    JOBS Act Provisions Fuel IPO Surge, Raise Concern

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

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

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

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

    Who is an “Officer”? A Critical Inquiry for Indemnification and Insurance
    Many companies provide advancement, indemnification and insurance benefits and protection for their officers and directors. However, it is not always clear who is an “officer” for purposes of claiming the benefits and protection.…
Rank this Week: 137

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Sep 19

    CFPB Proposes Rule to Supervise Nonbank Auto Finance Companie

    CFPB Proposes Rule to Supervise Nonbank Auto Finance Companie
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has issued a proposal to supervise nonbank companies that qualify as “larger participants of a market for automobile financing.”  Comments on the proposal will be due 60 days after its publication…
  • Sep 18

    CFPB and FTC file lawsuits against online payday lender

    CFPB and FTC file lawsuits against online payday lender
    Barbara S. Mishkin Earlier this month, the CFPB and FTC filed lawsuits against different groups of interrelated companies and their individual principals for engaging in allegedly unlawful online payday lending schemes. The CFPB’s…
  • Sep 18

    OMB gives go-ahead to CFPB telephone survey of consumers for arbitration study

    OMB gives go-ahead to CFPB telephone survey of consumers for arbitration study
    Mark J. Levin Over the vigorous objections of industry trade groups, on September 4, 2014, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the CFPB’s request to conduct a national telephone survey of 1,000 credit card holders as part…
Rank this Week: 677

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

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

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 72

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

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

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

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

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

    Yes, employers, you can win a transgender discrimination suit

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

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

    Off-duty domestic violence — what’s an employer to do?
    As NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell can tell you, it isn’t easy for an employer to handle off-duty domestic violence situations. Sometimes your employee is the victim. If so, you may have someone who is distracted, scared, upset, or…
Rank this Week: 415

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

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

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

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

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

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

    PCAOB Staff Practice Alert: Revenue Auditing

    PCAOB Staff Practice Alert: Revenue Auditing
    Recently, the PCAOB issued “Staff Audit Practice Alert No. 12” about auditing revenue, including revenue recognition, presentation and disclosure. The Alert cited “frequently observed significant audit deficiencies”…
Rank this Week: 286

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Sep 19

    A Map Through the Punitive Damages Forest

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

    Next Up, Incest

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

    Those Are Pearls That Were His Eye

    Those Are Pearls That Were His Eye
    Valentina Vadi, War, Memory, and Culture: The Uncertain Legal Status of Historic Sunken Warships Under International Law, 37 Tul. Mar. L. J. 333 (2013).Stephen UriceFull fathom five thy father…
Rank this Week: 269

Family Lore

Family Lore

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

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

    Post-referendum hangover cure

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

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

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

    Bar Council report claims LASPO 2012 damages access to justice

    Bar Council report claims LASPO 2012 damages access to justice
    Bar Council report claims LASPO 2012 damages access to justice - The Bar Council, 18th September 2014(This is actually serious stuff, but I couldn't resist the Fawlty Towers reference, sorry.)
Rank this Week: 259

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

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

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

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

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

    Celebrate Constitution Day

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

    Asking for Help

    Asking for Help
    We have one more story to add to the list of attorneys with mental health and addiction issues. Unfortunately, it's less frequent that we have stories of recovery to post, though a blog post from a few months back did highlight one attorney's…
Rank this Week: 251

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

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

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 233

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Sep 19

    Today in Legal History: President James A. Garfield Dies, Leading to Famous Insanity Defense Trial

    Today in Legal History: President James A. Garfield Dies, Leading to Famous Insanity Defense Trial
    President James A. Garfield died on September 19, 1881, after serving less than half a year in office. President Garfield died at a New Jersey seaside location, where he was recovering from two bullet wounds he suffered on July 2, 1881.…
  • Sep 18

    Investing in the Future: Working with Youth at Seattle University

    Investing in the Future: Working with Youth at Seattle University
    Social Justice Monday – September 15, 2014 Submitted by Justin Abbasi, Law Library Intern This Social Justice Monday facilitated an engaging presentation on some issues local youth face and how students can engage with them through…
  • Sep 17

    Group Study Room

    Group Study Room
    Many of you are working on group projects or are involved in collaborative study.  You might consider reserving a group study room in the law library. You can sign up in advance through the library website. Groups have priority over…
Rank this Week: 735

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Five Ways to Make Speaking Engagements Pay Off

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

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

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

    Product Beat Fall 2014: Law Practice Management Alley

    Product Beat Fall 2014: Law Practice Management Alley
    For legal technology, it's been a year focused on start-ups, disrupt-style events, legal hackathons and competitions aimed at improving delivery of legal services. Meantime, developers of law practice…
Rank this Week: 392

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

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

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 12

The Verdict

The Verdict

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Reporting on Workplace Accidents Faces Stricter Regulation

    Reporting on Workplace Accidents Faces Stricter Regulation
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) created new guidelines for reporting workplace accidents, replacing the standard guidelines that have been in place for some time.  The new regulations are meant to bring attention…
Rank this Week: 892

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

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

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
Rank this Week: 156

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

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

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Sep 19

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

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

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

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

    In Judicial Opinions, These Words Are Truly Zeltn

    In Judicial Opinions, These Words Are Truly Zeltn
    Readers of this blog know that it isn’t just about the law, it is about the language of the law.  As I’ve mentioned, many of our legal terms are derived from Norman French courtesy of William the Conqueror.  Recently, I…
Rank this Week: 388

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

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

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

    “Death Row Dinners” – Bad Taste?

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

    UPDATE: Cowderoy v. Sorkos Estate Revisited Revisited

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

    Service of Unborn and Unascertained Beneficiarie

    Service of Unborn and Unascertained Beneficiarie
    When someone applies for probate in Ontario, the process involves issuing an application with the court for either a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee with a Will or a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee without a Will,…
Rank this Week: 89

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

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

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

    Pro-Se Legal Malpractice Case Fails Its Initial Test

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

    A Ponzi Scheme Leads to A Legal Malpractice Case

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

    Are Experts Always Needed in Legal Malpractice?

    Are Experts Always Needed in Legal Malpractice?
    We often muse that absolute rules depress creative thinking.  As an example, the well recognized rule is that legal malpractice cases always require an expert for plaintiff.  However, is this true? Board of Mgrs. of Bridge Tower…
Rank this Week: 169

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

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

    Medical Malpractice By the Number

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

    Local Governments on Prop 46

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

    Hedley on the Nature of Private Law

    Hedley on the Nature of Private Law
    Steve Hedley (University College Cork) has posted to SSRN Obligations: (Local) Politics or (Universal) Reason?. The abstract provides: Obligations is both a local institution, influenced by politics, and a universal institution, influenced by…
Rank this Week: 121

New York Law Notes

New York Law Notes

Provides a summary of an Appellate Division case of special interest to New York practitioners.

http://drdiekman.podbean.com
  • Sep 19

    A late motion for leave to amend.

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

    A rear-end collision.

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

    The enforceability of an on-the-record stipulation.

    The enforceability of an on-the-record stipulation.
    Practice point:  In this divorce action the Appellate Division affirmed the finding that the parties' on-the-record agreement was too incomplete and indefinite to be enforceable, and was merely a non-binding agreement to agree. …
Rank this Week: 348