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Space Politics

Space Politics

Covers space policy, new and commentary. By Jeff Foust.

http://www.spacepolitics.com
  • Jul 24

    GAO report warns of cost and schedule risks to SLS

    GAO report warns of cost and schedule risks to SLS
    In contrast to NASA and industry claims that work on the Space Launch System (SLS) is on track, a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released Wednesday warned that tight schedules and budgets could delay the first launch of…
  • Jul 23

    White House and Congress mark the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11

    White House and Congress mark the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11
    On Tuesday, the White House hosted a private event with the two surviving members of the Apollo 11 crew, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, along with Neil Armstrong’s widow, Carol, and NASA administrator Charles Bolden. The White House…
  • Jul 22

    Planetary science review to be released soon

    Planetary science review to be released soon
    The long-awaited—apprehensively, in some quarters—senior review of NASA planetary science missions is effectively complete and will be publicly released in the next week or two, a NASA official said Monday. “The planetary…
Rank this Week: 999

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Jul 24

    Spencer v Taylor – section 21 new

    Spencer v Taylor – section 21 new
    The Appellant tenant in Spencer v Taylor [2013] EWCA Civ 1600 (our note here) has had permission to appeal to the Supreme Court refused, on the grounds that it did not raise an arguable point of law. This means that the Court of Appeal…
  • Jul 22

    Pyrrhic victory corner: Costs on appeal from a small claim

    Pyrrhic victory corner: Costs on appeal from a small claim
    Akhtar v Boland [2014] EWCA Civ 943 Just a quick note on this one, after a conversation with a colleague reminded me I hadn’t written it up. The details of the case need not detain us, it was a PI case which had been allocated to the…
  • Jul 19

    Trouble out west

    Trouble out west
    In O’Brien v Bristol CC [2014] EWHC 2423 (Admin) [heard at the RCJ instead of in the Bristol admin court?  Not on Bailii yet but we have seen a transcript], a range of issues arose out of the council’s decision to seek…
Rank this Week: 775

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

Discusses arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. By Karl Bayer.

http://www.disputingblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    What the Numbers Tell Us About How State Courts Apply the Unconscionability Doctrine to Arbitration Agreement

    What the Numbers Tell Us About How State Courts Apply the Unconscionability Doctrine to Arbitration Agreement
    Susan Landrum, Director of the Office of Academic Achievement at the Savannah Law School, has published Much Ado About Nothing?: What the Numbers Tell Us About How State Courts Apply the Unconscionability Doctrine to Arbitration Agreements,…
  • Jul 22

    Three Surveys Offering New Insights into ADR Practice

    Three Surveys Offering New Insights into ADR Practice
    Professor Thomas Stipanowich recently published information regarding three major surveys conducted by the The Straus Institute’s Theory-to-Practice Research Project that produced a wide array of new information on arbitrator and…
  • Jul 21

    Does Mediation Still Promote Settlement?

    Does Mediation Still Promote Settlement?
    Experienced and well-renowned mediator, Jeffery Krivis, just posted an article on the current role of mediation in achieving efficient and cost-effective settlements entitled The Settlement Drift. Check it out!
Rank this Week: 122

Food Poisoning Law Blog

Food Poisoning Law Blog

Covers food safety issues. By Pritzker Olsen.

http://foodpoisoning.pritzkerlaw.com/
  • Jul 24

    Cyclospora Food Poisoning Outbreak Hit

    Cyclospora Food Poisoning Outbreak Hit
    The FDA, CDC and state health officials are investigating an outbreak of Cyclospora food poisoning (cyclosporiasis) that has sickened 125 people in 13 states. Health officials are still trying to determine the source (or sources) of these…
  • Jul 21

    E. coli Lawsuit vs. Minnesota Applebee

    E. coli Lawsuit vs. Minnesota Applebee
    Apple Minnesota LLC has been sued in U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota in connection with an outbreak of E. coli O111 that has sickened 15 people in the state and garnered the attention of the national Centers for Disease…
  • Jul 17

    Q&A: Minnesota Applebees E. coli Lawsuit

    Q&A: Minnesota Applebees E. coli Lawsuit
    Minnesota E. coli lawyers at PritzkerOlsen bring lawsuits on behalf of victims, including those sickened in the current  Applebee's E. coli O111 outbreak confirmed by the Minnesota Department of Health. Contact staff attorneys…
Rank this Week: 277

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/
  • Jul 24

    A Judge Passes Judgment In Rhyme

    A Judge Passes Judgment In Rhyme
    Earlier this week, we brought you U.S. Supreme Court decisions encapsulated inhaiku.This week, a judge renders judgment on a dog-napper in verse. Read more here.Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat
  • Jul 23

    New CRS Report: Unaccompanied Alien Children: An Overview

    New CRS Report: Unaccompanied Alien Children: An Overview
    There has been a large increase in the number of unaccompanied alien children (UAC) apprehended along the Southwest boarder.  Lisa Seghetti, Alison Siskin, and Ruth Ellen Wasem discuss the issue in their new CRS report, Unaccompanied…
  • Jul 22

    ABA's Teaching the Technology of Practice: The 10 Top School

    ABA's Teaching the Technology of Practice: The 10 Top School
    Hofstra University's Maurice A. Deane School of Law takes the #6 place on the ABA's list of top 10 schools for teaching the technology of practice. The article notes that while most law schools have paid a lot of attention to the law of…
Rank this Week: 577

Workers' Compensation Watch

Workers' Compensation Watch

By Rehm, Bennet & Moore.

http://workerscompensationwatch.com/
  • Jul 24

    After the International Nutrition Building Collapse: OSHA Releases Report

    After the International Nutrition Building Collapse: OSHA Releases Report
    The International Nutrition building. I was going to write about a summary from the official OSHA news release and provide a compilation of web resources regarding the Jan. 20 International Nutrition building collapse in Omaha. This is…
  • Jul 21

    OSHA Chief: Inequality in America Is About Workplace Hazards, Too

    OSHA Chief: Inequality in America Is About Workplace Hazards, Too
    Today’s post was shared by Gelman on Workplace Injuries and comes from www.nbcnews.com W hy should I care? Why should anyone care? And where do we go from here – what is needed most for safe workplaces? The article linked to below…
  • Jul 17

    Workers’ Compensation with Rod Rehm of Truckerlawyers.com: Review America’s Truckin’ Network Podcast

    Workers’ Compensation with Rod Rehm of Truckerlawyers.com: Review America’s Truckin’ Network Podcast
    “A person’s only got one body to live with and get through life on,” said Rod Rehm of www.truckerlawyers.com. He is a workers’ compensation attorney who has worked extensively with injured truckers. Mr. Rehm recently…
Rank this Week: 508

Court News Ohio

Court News Ohio

Provides case announcements and decision highlights. From the Supreme Court of Ohio and Ohio Government Telecommunications.

http://www.courtnewsohio.gov/
Rank this Week: 938

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

Covers buying and selling a practice, law firm management and legal marketing. By Ed Poll.

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
Rank this Week: 753

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

Features news, commentary and musing about Massachusetts real estate law and litigation. By Richard D. Vetstein.

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Airbnb Rentals Raise Thorny Legal Issue

    Airbnb Rentals Raise Thorny Legal Issue
    Law Catching Up With Popular Airbnb Room Rental Website With the promise of relatively easy money, Airbnb (Air Bed & Breakfast) is making innkeepers of many Greater Boston homeowners and even renters who are taking advantage of the…
  • Jul 22

    Easier For Condominium Association To Sue Over Defective Construction, SJC Rule

    Easier For Condominium Association To Sue Over Defective Construction, SJC Rule
    Wyman v. Ayer Properties:  SJC Holds That Economic Loss Doctrine Inapplicable In Condominium Construction Defect Claims In an important ruling which will make it less difficult for condominium associations and trustees to seek…
  • Jun 29

    Cohasset Wind Turbine Project Can Move Forward, Appeals Court Rule

    Cohasset Wind Turbine Project Can Move Forward, Appeals Court Rule
    Controversial Wind Turbine Project Approved, Over Neighbors’ Opposition, Appeals Court Rules Plans for a controversial wind turbine on top of Turkey Hill in swanky coastal Cohasset could soon move forward after the…
Rank this Week: 461

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

Dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. From Information Today, Inc.

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Jul 24

    8 Are Removed as Queens Library Trustee

    8 Are Removed as Queens Library Trustee
    “Eight members of the Queens Library board of trustees were dismissed on Wednesday by Mayor Bill de Blasio and the borough president, Melinda Katz, according to the mayor’s office. The board members were removed after they voted…
  • Jul 23

    Nearly 100 percent of libraries offer tech training and STEM programs, study find

    Nearly 100 percent of libraries offer tech training and STEM programs, study find
    “According to a new study from the American Library Association ALA, nearly 100 percent of America’s public libraries offer workforce development training programs, online job resources, and technology skills training. Combined…
  • Jul 23

    St. Louis library opens recording studio

    St. Louis library opens recording studio
    “When Charles Thomas tells his friends he’s in the studio working on his latest release, they don’t expect to hear its being recorded at the library. ‘I tell them, ‘You want to come down you just got to bring…
Rank this Week: 162

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice…

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Covers medical malpractice, product liability, public health and tort reform. By Regan Zambri & Long.

http://www.dcmedmalblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Have Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Caused a Dangerous Rise in C Sections? (Part 2)

    Have Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Caused a Dangerous Rise in C Sections? (Part 2)
    In our last post, we discussed the curious implications of a highly cited, provocative medical paper, Yang et. al's "Relationship Between Malpractice Litigation Pressure and Rates of Cesarean Section and Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section,"…
  • Jul 23

    Have Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Caused a Dangerous Rise in C Sections? (Part 1)

    Have Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Caused a Dangerous Rise in C Sections? (Part 1)
    Have medical malpractice lawsuits changed how American women give birth? That thesis, while seemingly far fetched, is growing in popularity among academics and tort reformers alike. Why do people believe this idea? How much good research…
  • Jul 20

    A Look into the VA Waiting List Debacle

    A Look into the VA Waiting List Debacle
    The Veterans Health Administration is responsible for the healthcare of 8.76 million veterans and their families every year, representing “America’s largest health care system.” The VA’s crucial role in the life and…
Rank this Week: 435

Charlotte Law Library News

Charlotte Law Library News

Covers research, books and library news. From the Charlotte School of Law library team.

http://charlottelawlibrary.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 794

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
Rank this Week: 287

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/
  • Jul 24

    "Sufficiently Calculable" and the Statute of Limitation

    "Sufficiently Calculable" and the Statute of Limitation
    In legal malpractice cases there is often a long latency period.  In transactional work, that might translate to the time between a deal and the day it goes sour.  That's exactly the situation in Elstein v Phillips Lytle,…
  • Jul 23

    What Does It Take to Defend Against Legal Malpractice?

    What Does It Take to Defend Against Legal Malpractice?
    Portilla v Law Offs. of Arcia & Flanagan  2013 NY Slip Op 08606 [112 AD3d 901]  December 26, 2013  Appellate Division, Second Department  tells us that the golden rule for defendants wishing to have a legal malpractice…
  • Jul 22

    A Legal Malpractice Case Leads to Lawyer Suspension

    A Legal Malpractice Case Leads to Lawyer Suspension
    The story has a potential for pathos.  Attorney working for a law firm receives fee payments meant for the firm, and treats them as if a loan.  Why?  He has Parkinson's disease, and perhaps needed the money.  The payments…
Rank this Week: 147

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

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

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
  • Jul 24

    More On That Pesky Banner-Towing Airplane

    More On That Pesky Banner-Towing Airplane
    Civil Beat has a piece by Ian Lind ("Hawaii Monitor: Why Has Florida Company Picked a Fight Over Aerial Advertising?") that has more on that story we first posted about here ("Hawaii Under Attack From The Air!"). He writes: Local attorney and…
  • Jul 23

    A Hint Of Judicial Takings From The HAWICA

    A Hint Of Judicial Takings From The HAWICA
    We usually don't pay a whole lot of attention to unpublished opinions. Not that they are not interesting mind you, but if the court itself, for whatever reason doesn't believe the case is worthy of publication, then who are we to say…
  • Jul 22

    Circuit Split Alert: Second Circuit Says Williamson County Ripeness Applies To Due Proce

    Circuit Split Alert: Second Circuit Says Williamson County Ripeness Applies To Due Proce
    When the one side or the other in the public debate complains about "judicial activism," they're usually talking about judges legislating from the bench -- finding new rights, reading words into statutes that aren't there, and the like. But…
Rank this Week: 322

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
Rank this Week: 152

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Texas State Appeal Court Judge Arrested for DUI

    Texas State Appeal Court Judge Arrested for DUI
    In McAllen, Texas, a state appeals court judge has been arrested for drunken driving following a traffic stop this weekend. After failing field sobriety tests and admitting to drinking five beers beforehand, the judge was charged with a DUI…
  • Jul 18

    Defending Drug Offenses in Plymouth County in light of recent SJC ruling limiting police searches in drug case

    Defending Drug Offenses in Plymouth County in light of recent SJC ruling limiting police searches in drug case
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently published an important decision on Commonwealth v. William White, Jr. vacating a trial judge's conviction and ruling that a police officer acted unlawfully when he searched the defendant and…
  • Jun 27

    Warrantless Search of Cell phones declared Unconstitutional by the Supreme Court

    Warrantless Search of Cell phones declared Unconstitutional by the Supreme Court
    The Supreme Court has just issued a landmark ruling banning law enforcement officers from searching an arrestee's cell phone or mobile device without a warrant. According to all nine justices of the Supreme Court, a warrantless search of a…
Rank this Week: 659

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Jul 24

    The Potomac Boat Club.

    The Potomac Boat Club.
    I'm in Washington, D.C. this week. I usually stay on the other side of the Potomac River in downtown Washington. But this week my hotel is in a part of Arlington, Virginia called Rosslyn, a small unincorporated area which is...
  • Jul 21

    The Post Pub, 1422 L Street NW, Friday, 5:00 pm, July 25, 2014.

    The Post Pub, 1422 L Street NW, Friday, 5:00 pm, July 25, 2014.
    Most of this week, and early next, I'll be in Washington, D.C. I should be finishing work early this Friday (the 25th). If anyone wants to meet up, meet me for the first time or just meet some new people,...
  • Jul 19

    Anton Chekov on Storytelling.

    Anton Chekov on Storytelling.
    Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. --Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) Chekov in Melikhovo, Russia, 1897...
Rank this Week: 341

Sansone & Lauber Blog

Sansone & Lauber Blog

Covers personal injury topics.

http://www.sansonelaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 23

    Surprising Danger of Country Road

    Surprising Danger of Country Road
    Traffic accidents and fatalities are all too common on rural roadways. A recent study by TRIP, a non-profit group that researches and distributes information related to transportation, says that almost half of the 33,561 traffic deaths in the…
  • Jul 22

    OSHA Cites Trailer Manufacturer for Alleged Work Safety Violation

    OSHA Cites Trailer Manufacturer for Alleged Work Safety Violation
    Workers in Missouri have a legal right to work in safe workplaces and to be informed of any known hazards. It’s concerning when a manufacturer is cited for alleged repeat violations of work safety laws that put workers at risk... The…
  • Jul 15

    Survival Tips for Summer Construction Zone

    Survival Tips for Summer Construction Zone
    In the midst of summer, construction zones along interstates and highways in the St. Louis area make for increased hazards, requiring motorists to take extra precautions. Unfortunately, too many people ignore the dangers in these areas and…
Rank this Week: 717

Our News & Stories

Our News & Stories

Features Penn Law news.

http://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/news/
  • Jul 23

    Summer employment dispatch: Catherine Eagan L’16

    Summer employment dispatch: Catherine Eagan L’16
    This dispatch from Catherine Eagan L'16 is one in a series of firsthand accounts by Law School students about how their summer employment opportunities are preparing them for their legal careers. Eagan, from New…
  • Jul 20

    Jeffrey Vagle named Executive Director of Penn Law’s Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition

    Jeffrey Vagle named Executive Director of Penn Law’s Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition
    The Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition (CTIC) at the University of Pennsylvania Law School has appointed Jeffrey Vagle as the Center's first Executive Director.
  • Jul 15

    Summer employment dispatch: Nayha Zubair L’16

    Summer employment dispatch: Nayha Zubair L’16
    This dispatch from Nayha Zubair L'16 is one in a series of firsthand accounts by Law School students about how their summer employment opportunities are preparing them for their legal careers. Zubair, from Fremont, CA,…
Rank this Week: 75

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
Rank this Week: 466

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

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

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • Jul 23

    Regulating With A Sledge Hammer

    Regulating With A Sledge Hammer
    *Mayer Brown published a client alert last week about the CFPB's recent squeezing of $10 million in blood out of the turnip known as ACE Cash Express, a (surprise! surprise!) payday lender. The Adjustment Bureau determined that ACE is not...
  • Jul 20

    Alleged "Overcharger" Settle

    Alleged "Overcharger" Settle
    Almost one year ago, we discussed an investigation by the Colorado Attorney General into the alleged inflation by foreclosure attorneys of certain foreclosure costs, and, subsequently, allegations of more widespread falsification of fees and…
  • Jul 16

    CFPB Proposes To Establish "Gossip Column"

    CFPB Proposes To Establish "Gossip Column"
    As part of its ongoing effort to destroy the private business of banking in a free market economy and substitute a federal government-directed banking system better serve the consumers it was created to protect, the CFPB has recently proposed…
Rank this Week: 346

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law news. By Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer24-7blog.com/
  • Jul 23

    City Claims Governing Law is Unconstitutional

    City Claims Governing Law is Unconstitutional
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said the Executive Director of the 14th Street-Union Square District Management Association, Inc. and the Fifth Avenue Association Business Improvement District, Inc. (collectively referred to as the "City") move…
  • Jul 22

    The Issue in this Case is Whether there is a Valid Cause of Action

    The Issue in this Case is Whether there is a Valid Cause of Action
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said that, plaintiff, a former employee of a department store, commenced this action for, inter alia, malicious prosecution, false imprisonment, slander and breach of contract, after she was accused of falsifying…
  • Jul 21

    Court Discusses Case Regarding Mentally Ill Defendant

    Court Discusses Case Regarding Mentally Ill Defendant
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said that, at that time, respondent was at the scene of a drug raid for the purposes of purchasing marijuana. He refused the order of a police officer to leave and was arrested for disorderly conduct. As he was…
Rank this Week: 596

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Jul 23

    The Issue in this Case is Whether Attorneys Fees Should be Granted

    The Issue in this Case is Whether Attorneys Fees Should be Granted
    A New York Probate Lawyer said that, before the court is the first and final account of the Public Administrator for the estate of the decedent, who died intestate, a resident of Hempstead, on June 21, 1993, leaving one daughter, surviving.…
  • Jul 10

    Court Decides a Case Regarding Kinship Issue

    Court Decides a Case Regarding Kinship Issue
    A New York Probate Lawyer said this is a case of accounting of the Public Administrator, where the issue of kinship was referred to a court attorney/referee pursuant to SCPA 506. All parties stipulated to waive the report of the referee and…
  • Jul 9

    Court Determines Legal Fees in Probate Case

    Court Determines Legal Fees in Probate Case
    A New York Probate Lawyer said that, before the court is the first and final account of the Public Administrator for the estate of the decedent, who died intestate, a resident of Hempstead, on June 21, 1993, leaving one daughter, surviving.…
Rank this Week: 909

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jul 23

    Arizona Botches Un-Enjoined Execution

    Arizona Botches Un-Enjoined Execution
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Arizona reportedly botched the execution today of Joseph Wood III, the condemned prisoner who won a preliminary injunction against his execution at the Ninth Circuit, but then lost when the Supreme…
  • Jul 23

    Colorado Federal Judge on Same-Sex Marriage Ban: Unconstitutional and Not Quite a Stay

    Colorado Federal Judge on Same-Sex Marriage Ban: Unconstitutional and Not Quite a Stay
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In his relatively brief opinion today in Burns v. Hickenlooper, Judge Raymond Moore enjoined Colorado officials from enforcing or applying Article II, Section 31 of…
  • Jul 23

    Court Vacates Injunction Against Execution

    Court Vacates Injunction Against Execution
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court yesterday vacated the Ninth Circuit ruling over the weekend that ordered the delay of a scheduled execution until the condemned prisoner received details from the state about the…
Rank this Week: 397

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Jul 23

    Book Review: Origin Mystery Series by A.G. Riddle

    Book Review: Origin Mystery Series by A.G. Riddle
    This is a series of three books. The Atlantis Gene, The Atlantis Plague, and The Atlantis World. They are science fiction, involving different alien worlds, and deal with climate change only in passing. However, those few climate change…
  • Jul 23

    MtGox Investigation

    MtGox Investigation
    There was a creditor meeting in the MtGox case today. MtGox distributed a report to creditors and posted it on their website. According to that report, the investigation on who stole all those bitcoins has been outsourced to some…
  • Jul 22

    FIT as Efficient Auction

    FIT as Efficient Auction
    Craig Morris at Renewables International kindly quotes my recent blog post about the recent German reform of the feed-in tariff. And he makes a very interesting point in closing his post: No problem – show me a bidding process that is…
Rank this Week: 697

Ohio Environmental Law Blog

Ohio Environmental Law Blog

Discusses environmental law and policy at both the national level and with a focus on developments in Ohio. By Joseph P. Koncelik of Frantz Ward LLP.

http://www.ohioenvironmentallawblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    Federal Vacant and Brownfield Properties Present Opportunities and Challenge

    Federal Vacant and Brownfield Properties Present Opportunities and Challenge
    The federal government is the nation's largest property owner.  It holds over 900,000 buildings and structures totaling three billion square feet.   In 2010, the federal government spent more than 1.5 billion dollars to maintain…
  • Jun 26

    Why the Latest Supreme Court Climate Change Ruling is a Big Deal

    Why the Latest Supreme Court Climate Change Ruling is a Big Deal
    On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued the next major climate change decision in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA (UARG).  In reading commentary across the web it appears most think the Court's decision isn't really a big deal.…
  • Jun 24

    Practical Issues with Ohio's Brownfield Tax Abatement Law

    Practical Issues with Ohio's Brownfield Tax Abatement Law
    I have written before regarding the flaws in Ohio's automatic ten year tax abatement for brownfield cleanups.  In my prior post, I discussed both timing issues and exclusion of new buildings/improvements from coverage under the tax…
Rank this Week: 632

Gallagher Blogs

Gallagher Blogs

Features library news and legal research tips. From the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library of the University of Washington School of Law.

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    History of Securities Regulation

    History of Securities Regulation
    Check out the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society, a virtual museum with lots of fascinating content: a timeline, original documents, oral histories, and more. It even includes film clips, such as a newsreel of SEC chairman…
  • Jul 17

    Reference Office Hours Change for Tuesday, July 22

    Reference Office Hours Change for Tuesday, July 22
    The Reference Office will be closed for a short time on Tuesday, July 22, from 12:30- 2pm so that staff may attend a meeting.The Law Library will be open its full schedule that day, 8am - 5pm.
  • Jul 14

    When to Stop Researching

    When to Stop Researching
    Many legal researchers struggle with the question: When can I stop researching?No one answer is appropriate for all situations. Consider:Costs. If you're handling a case worth millions of dollars, it is worth spending extra time looking…
Rank this Week: 603

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Covers Utah criminal law and Constitutional issues. By Clayton A. Simms, LLC.

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Jul 23

    Supreme Court Lifts Stay of Execution; Lethal Injection Debate Continue

    Supreme Court Lifts Stay of Execution; Lethal Injection Debate Continue
    The practice of capital punishment has long been debated in this country. Opponents argue that the death penalty goes against the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibiting cruel and unusual punishment. Given recent debacles as a…
  • Jul 21

    Reckless Driving Possibly to Blame in Utah I-215 Accident

    Reckless Driving Possibly to Blame in Utah I-215 Accident
    In what appears to be a case of reckless driving, on Friday, July 18, the driver of a Mitsubishi Eclipse lost control of his vehicle on I-215 causing an accident that backed up traffic for 45 minutes. Not Drunk, Just Dumb On Friday evening,…
  • Jul 16

    Proposed Federal Prosecutor Integrity Act Seeks Balance and Truth

    Proposed Federal Prosecutor Integrity Act Seeks Balance and Truth
    Even though we live in a country where a defendant is considered innocent until proven guilty, the United States justice system has long been viewed as heavily one-sided in favor of the prosecution. With more personnel, financial and other…
Rank this Week: 520

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

Provides news and commentary on the legal developments in the secondary insurance market, with an emphasis on the secondary market's impact upon the insurance industry. By Katherine Scanlon and Peter Vodola.

http://secondaryinsurancemarketblog.com/recent-posts/
Rank this Week: 236

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Covers broker fraud, investor fraud, marketing timing, and securities fraud. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    Investors Pursue UBS's Puerto Rico Brokerage Over Closed-End Bond Fund

    Investors Pursue UBS's Puerto Rico Brokerage Over Closed-End Bond Fund
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is reporting that roughly 400 claims have already been filed against UBS Financial Services Inc. of Puerto Rico (UBS) and other brokerage firms over the fallout of municipal bonds and bond funds…
  • Jul 22

    Net Asset Value of Tony Thompson's Former Nontraded REIT Strategic Realty Trust Plunge

    Net Asset Value of Tony Thompson's Former Nontraded REIT Strategic Realty Trust Plunge
    Investors in Strategic Realty Trust Inc. have been notified that the NAV of the nontraded real estate investment trust has dropped almost 30% from $10/share to $7.11/share. The REIT, previously known as TNP Strategic Realty Trust Inc., has a…
  • Jul 17

    FINRA Wants To Delay Implementing Rule Impacting Nontraded REIT Customers' Statement

    FINRA Wants To Delay Implementing Rule Impacting Nontraded REIT Customers' Statement
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority wants the Securities and Exchange Commission to grant a delay in the implementation of proposed changes to rule 2340, which impacts customer account statements. The self-regulatory organization had…
Rank this Week: 169

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

Covers condominium law in Ontario, Canada. By Aird & Berlis LLP.

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Jul 23

    Lifetime of a Condo – Seminar Material

    Lifetime of a Condo – Seminar Material
    We had a great turn out at our Lifetime of a Condo Seminar/Webcast! Our panel of speakers investigated issues met by board members and property managers during a condo’s lifetime, and gave practical advice and solutions for every stage.…
  • Jul 17

    Dealing with Conflicting Restrictive Covenant

    Dealing with Conflicting Restrictive Covenant
    In a recent case, Oxford Common Elements Condo Corp. No 73 (“OCECC No. 73”) v Greenbury, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice reaffirmed the principle that in instances of overlapping restrictive covenants, the least restrictive…
  • Jul 14

    Denise Lash Quoted in CondoBusine

    Denise Lash Quoted in CondoBusine
    Denise Lash was quoted in the article ” When political canvassers come knocking,” which appeared in CondoBusiness Magazine. Under Section 118 of the Condominium Act, political canvassers are allowed reasonable access to…
Rank this Week: 975

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

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

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    IOA Takes a Stand on Title IX Issue

    IOA Takes a Stand on Title IX Issue
    The International Ombudsman Association's Board of Directors has commented on a proposed rule before the U.S. Department of Education related to the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. The comment requests that the final…
  • Jul 22

    UC Davis Ombuds Publishes First Report

    UC Davis Ombuds Publishes First Report
    Susan Kee-Young Park, Director & Ombudsperson at UC Davis has published a report on the first year of activities at her office. Park said that in her first 13 months in the role, she saw 267 visitors; 172 on the Davis campus and 95…
  • Jul 22

    TEDxUCLA Includes Talk by Ombud

    TEDxUCLA Includes Talk by Ombud
    A TEDx event at UCLA in May included a presentation by the medical center Ombuds, Tom Kosakowski.  After outlining the role of the Ombuds, he offers some explanation about why it still hasn't been adopted widely in the private…
Rank this Week: 338

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

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

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 526

UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

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

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • Jul 23

    Private nuisance – Article 6 and the costs conundrum

    Private nuisance – Article 6 and the costs conundrum
    Coventry v. Lawrence [2014] UKSC 13, 23 July 2014, read judgment and Austin v. Miller Argent [2014] EWCA Civ 1012, 21 July 2014 read judgment Two important cases in the last few days showing how difficult it is to find a fair…
  • Jul 22

    Foreign criminal cannot be deported because of his right not to be discriminated against on grounds of illegitimacy

    Foreign criminal cannot be deported because of his right not to be discriminated against on grounds of illegitimacy
    Johnson, R (on the application of) the Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 2386 (Admin) 17 July 2014 – read judgment The proposed deportation to Jamaica of a man convicted of drug smuggling and manslaughter would…
  • Jul 20

    Government still on the standing warpath

    Government still on the standing warpath
    O (R o.t.a) v. Secretary of State for International Development [2014] EWHC 2371 (QB) 14 July 2014  read judgment One proposal of the Lord Chancellor on reforming judicial review last year was the narrowing of the tests for standing,…
Rank this Week: 191

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
Rank this Week: 465

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Interesting Sales Tax Decision

    Interesting Sales Tax Decision
    (How often do you get to say that?)  It involves the dealer Richard Feigen.  He sold a painting in 2004 for $2.5 million and paid sales taxes of $215,000 to the NY authorities in 2005.  In 2011, it emerged that the painting was…
  • Jul 22

    Corcoran Update: Nine members of Save the Corcoran get standing (UPDATED)

    Corcoran Update: Nine members of Save the Corcoran get standing (UPDATED)
    The Washington Post confirms.  The amusing thing about this one is that the Hall Monitors don't know how to feel about it.  On the one hand, they're against the proposed plan because they're against everything they care deeply…
  • Jul 22

    Fair Use Update: It's still a me

    Fair Use Update: It's still a me
    Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento flags a good student note in the Harvard Law Review on the Prince-Cariou decision. The bottom line:  "Because outcomes based on value judgments are difficult to predict, artists will struggle to conform…
Rank this Week: 443

That Credit Union Blog

That Credit Union Blog

Covers current issues affecting the credit union industry. By the law firm of Weltman, Weinberg & Reis.

http://thatcreditunionblog.wordpress.com
  • Jul 23

    Amendments to Pennsylvania’s Law on Powers of Attorney

    Amendments to Pennsylvania’s Law on Powers of Attorney
    By Keri P. Ebeck, Attorney On July 2, 2014, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law as part of Act 95 of 2014, House Bill 1429, which provides for the amendments of Title 20 Chapter 56 (20 Pa. C.S. §§5601-5612). Title 20, Chapter 56…
  • Apr 8

    Trusts Made Simple

    Trusts Made Simple
    By Matthew M. Young, Attorney As general counsel for many credit unions, among the most common inquiry I address relates to the law of trusts.  Trusts law is a complex area of the law and for those credit unions navigating these waters,…
  • Apr 3

    Credit Unions and the Battle to Expand the MBL Cap and Retain Their Tax Exempt Statu

    Credit Unions and the Battle to Expand the MBL Cap and Retain Their Tax Exempt Statu
    By Matthew Urban, Attorney First there was LBJ’s war on poverty in the 1960′s and then President Reagan’s war on drugs in the 1980′s.  The common thread among all of these “wars” is that for better or…
Rank this Week: 725

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Covers biometrics, HIPAA, identity theft, PATRIOT Act, phishing and more. By Davis Wright Tremaine.

http://www.privsecblog.com/
Rank this Week: 254

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    New Chapter in Donald Sterling Saga: he sues NBA, Adam Silver and Shelly Sterling

    New Chapter in Donald Sterling Saga: he sues NBA, Adam Silver and Shelly Sterling
    There have been several significant developments in the Donald Sterling legal saga over the last 48 hours, including a new lawsuit and threat from Doc Rivers that he'll quit as Clippers coach if Donald Sterling sicks around.  Here is my…
  • Jul 23

    California knows how to tax pro athlete

    California knows how to tax pro athlete
    Robert Raiola and I, in a new piece for SI.com, look at how California tax law plays a key role in raising revenue from athletes for the state.
  • Jul 19

    Distractions and misdirections on Chris Kluwe

    Distractions and misdirections on Chris Kluwe
    Two thoughts on the Vikings' report about the release of punter Chris Kluwe and anti-gay comments by the team's special teams coach. The coach, Mike Priefer, was suspended for three games (reduced to two if he attends sensitivity training);…
Rank this Week: 716

Texas Injury Law Blog

Texas Injury Law Blog

Covers the rights of individuals injured in accidents. By the Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txinjuryblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    One worker killed, two injured in most recent of many construction accidents in Florida

    One worker killed, two injured in most recent of many construction accidents in Florida
    Pictured above: The scene of the accident (Image courtesy of Sun Sentinel)  One construction was killed and two were left severely injured on Monday at a work-place accident that occurred at a Fort Lauderdale, Florida construction site.…
  • Jul 22

    New Jersey Police Officer Killed in Tractor Trailer Accident

    New Jersey Police Officer Killed in Tractor Trailer Accident
    Pictured above: Police officers turn out for a procession for Police Officer Christopher Goodell  Last Thursday on July 17, a car crash that involved a tractor-trailer left a New Jersey police officer dead. That officer has been…
  • Jul 21

    Mary Wasserman and Son File Lawsuit Against Manufacturers of Risperdal

    Mary Wasserman and Son File Lawsuit Against Manufacturers of Risperdal
    A mother and her son have filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and Jansseen Pharmaceuticals, the makers and manufacturers of Risperdal. Mary Wasserman, mother to 26-year-old Andrew Wasserman, claims that Risperdal, prescribed to her…
Rank this Week: 428

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Covers employment law issues in the restaurant industry. By Berke-Weiss & Pechman LLP.

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • Jul 23

    Servers at Milos Restaurant in Miami Sue for Unpaid Wages and Overtime

    Servers at Milos Restaurant in Miami Sue for Unpaid Wages and Overtime
    Servers at Milos Restaurant in Miami have alleged in a federal court lawsuit that they were not paid minimum wage and overtime in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The workers’ FLSA lawsuit claims that…
  • Jul 3

    Debate Over the Tipped Minimum Wage

    Debate Over the Tipped Minimum Wage
    The recent debate about whether to raise the federal minimum wage has overshadowed the debate about whether the tipped minimum wage also should be increased, according to a recent story on NPR. Since 1991, the federal tipped minimum wage for…
  • Jul 2

    Manna’s restaurant chain to pay $1 million in back wages and damages to worker

    Manna’s restaurant chain to pay $1 million in back wages and damages to worker
    The soul food and salad bar restaurant chain Manna’s will pay a total of $956,482 in back wages and liquidated damages to 85 low-wage workers following an investigation by the department’s Wage and Hour Division. The restaurants…
Rank this Week: 920

Georgia Legal Report

Georgia Legal Report

Covers injury and accident news and medical malpractice case updates. By The Murray Law Firm.

http://www.georgialegalreport.com/
  • Jul 23

    Monique Lassiter Injured in The Lodge Apartment Shooting, Sandy Spring

    Monique Lassiter Injured in The Lodge Apartment Shooting, Sandy Spring
    Local News 27-year-old Monique Lassiter was shot and injured during a carjacking at the Lodge Apartments in the early overnight hours of Wednesday, July 23, 2014. According to WSBTV News, two suspects opened fire on Ms.…
  • Jul 21

    Brian Edward Durst Killed While Changing Tire on I-75; Police Search for SUV Driver

    Brian Edward Durst Killed While Changing Tire on I-75; Police Search for SUV Driver
    Local News 53-year-old Brian Edward Durst was killed while changing a tire in the emergency lane of I-75 Monday afternoon, July 14, 2014. According to the Alpharetta Patch, Mr. Durst was changing a tire in the southbound emergency lane of…
  • Jul 17

    13th Street Bridge Construction Worker Injured, Stranded Over Chatahoochee, Columbu

    13th Street Bridge Construction Worker Injured, Stranded Over Chatahoochee, Columbu
    Local News Emergency crews made a harrowing recovery over the 13th Street Bridge Wednesday morning, July 16, 2014, when a construction worker became injured and stranded high above the Chatahoochee River. WTVM News reports, a…
Rank this Week: 456

The Invent Blog

The Invent Blog

Covers case law, inventors, patents and the USPTO. By Stephen M. Nipper.

http://blogs.bnip.com/tib/
  • Jul 23

    Does Idaho need a Patent and Trademark Resource Center?

    Does Idaho need a Patent and Trademark Resource Center?
    Did you know that there are currently three (3) U.S. states which do not have a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) (f/k/a Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries (PTDL)). The states: Idaho, New Mexico, and Oregon. That list…
  • Jul 8

    What is the most current Java version for EFS-Web/Private PAIR?

    What is the most current Java version for EFS-Web/Private PAIR?
    According to an email I received from an agent at the USPTO Electronic Business Center earlier today (8 July 2014) – Java Version 7, Update 60 is the most currently supported version. How do you tell which version you have installed? PC…
  • Apr 24

    Gmail users should check their SPAM folder for USPTO email

    Gmail users should check their SPAM folder for USPTO email
    Gmail (and Google Apps) users beware! Gmail’s spam filter has been flagging official email from the USPTO as spam. Email flagged as spam skips your inbox and is labeled with a “SPAM” label. That could be disastrous to your…
Rank this Week: 783

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/
  • Jul 23

    Who Owns the ‘Gas, Food, Lodging’ Sign?

    Who Owns the ‘Gas, Food, Lodging’ Sign?
    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority operates the Garden State Parkway. It owns a federal registration for its logo. There are rest stops on the Garden State, and people stop there and eat pizza. Defendant has two pizza restaurants in Florida,…
  • Jul 21

    Finally, Someone In a Cubs Uniform Who Can Hit

    Finally, Someone In a Cubs Uniform Who Can Hit
    [click here for rimshot] Chicago Cubs sue guy who wears Cub mascot costume, who allegedly hit a fan. cubs v billy cub.pdf
  • Jul 17

    Largest Filer of Trademarks in U.S. Accused Of Fabricating Documents Relating To Trademark Priority in Civil Suit

    Largest Filer of Trademarks in U.S. Accused Of Fabricating Documents Relating To Trademark Priority in Civil Suit
    The largest filer of trademarks in the United States is Raj Abhyanker PC. It is my understanding that Raj Abhyanker is the principal behind Trademarkia, the search database. I’m not quite clear as to the relationship between…
Rank this Week: 313