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UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 904

Specialty Insurance Blog

Specialty Insurance Blog

Offers news and commentary on specialty insurance, risk management and private equity, with an emphasis on professional liability and entrepreneurship. By Tennant Risk Services.

http://specialtyinsurance.typepad.com/specialty_insurance_blog/
  • Aug 25

    Cyber Risk Insurance Premium Reaches $1.0 Billion

    Cyber Risk Insurance Premium Reaches $1.0 Billion
    According to Fitch Ratings, the Cyber Risk Insurance market in the US reached approximately $1.0 billion in premium in 2015, with 120 insurers writing the coverage.
  • Jul 12

    Cyber-Attacks on Healthcare Organizations Increase – Ransomware

    Cyber-Attacks on Healthcare Organizations Increase – Ransomware
    Cyber-Attacks on healthcare organizations are increasing, driven by ransomware, and is Cyber Risk Insurance which includes coverage for ransomware attacks is a critical component of any IT security plan.
  • Jun 1

    Cyber Risk Insurance & Email Piracy (BEC, Social Engineering Fraud)

    Cyber Risk Insurance & Email Piracy (BEC, Social Engineering Fraud)
    As we have noted (here & here), Email Piracy, also called Business Email Compromise (BEC) and social engineering fraud, is a significant threat, and only a few Cyber Risk Insurance policies provide adequate protection from this type of…
Rank this Week: 612

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

Covers birth injuries, medical device liability, medical misdiagnosis and surgical errors. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticeattorney-blog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Late Diagnosis of Compartment Syndrome Leads to Jury Verdict of $1.58 Million

    Late Diagnosis of Compartment Syndrome Leads to Jury Verdict of $1.58 Million
    John Pluard, 51, fell from an attic and landed on a concrete surface 14 feet below, fracturing his leg and left elbow. Pluard was admitted to Harborview Medical Center where he underwent leg surgery to repair his fractured leg, but not to his…
  • Aug 24

    Cook County Jury Finds for Oncologist Where Chemotherapy Drug was Blamed for Heart Failure

    Cook County Jury Finds for Oncologist Where Chemotherapy Drug was Blamed for Heart Failure
    A Cook County jury signed a verdict after answering a special interrogatory in this medical malpractice case related to the prescription of a drug Adriamycin, which is given to cancer patients for chemotherapy and is known to cause heart…
  • Aug 23

    Failure to Timely Detect Compartment Syndrome Results in $2.1 Million Settlement

    Failure to Timely Detect Compartment Syndrome Results in $2.1 Million Settlement
    Deshawn Gray, 25, suffered a left tibial fracture in a motorcycle accident. He was transferred to St. Joseph Hospital where he was admitted by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jacqueline Mlsna. Dr. Mlsna ordered a femoral nerve block with a…
Rank this Week: 470

UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

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

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • Aug 25

    Does a judge have to consider Article 8 in possession proceedings brought by a private landlord? – Millie Polimac

    Does a judge have to consider Article 8 in possession proceedings brought by a private landlord? – Millie Polimac
    No, said the Supreme Court in McDonald v McDonald [2016] UKSC 28 – read judgment. Facts Fiona McDonald was a private sector tenant.  The landlords were her parents who had purchased the property by obtaining a secured loan from a…
  • Aug 23

    No protection for Indy Camp under Articles 10 and 11

    No protection for Indy Camp under Articles 10 and 11
    Petition of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body for an Order under Section 46 of the Court of Session Act 1988 [2016] CSOH 113 – read the judgment here The Court of Session recently ruled in favour of the eviction of the Indy Camp…
  • Aug 22

    Successful compensation appeal by rape victim

    Successful compensation appeal by rape victim
    By Pritesh Rathod RT v (1) The First-Tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) and (2) Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority [2016] UKUT 0306 (AAC) – read judgment. The Upper Tribunal has ruled that, in deciding whether or not…
Rank this Week: 129

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/
  • Aug 25

    Fines Coming For “No More Than Four” Boston Student Housing Rule Violations?

    Fines Coming For “No More Than Four” Boston Student Housing Rule Violations?
    Rule Prohibits No More Than 4 Undergraduate Students Per Rental Unit With thousands of college students set to invade Boston in the next week, the Chief of Boston’s Inspectional Services Department is letting local landlords know…
  • Aug 2

    Realtors Successfully Lobby Against Mandatory Home Energy Labeling Law

    Realtors Successfully Lobby Against Mandatory Home Energy Labeling Law
    Energy Savings Law Would Have Required Energy Score On Homes for Sale The 22,000-member Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) has successfully lobbied against a controversial provision within proposed energy saving…
  • Jul 18

    Appealing Chapter 40B Affordable Housing Permits Just Got A Lot Harder

    Appealing Chapter 40B Affordable Housing Permits Just Got A Lot Harder
    Eisai, Inc. v. Housing Appeals Committee: Master Plan Conflict Does Not Trump Need For Affordable Housing Chapter 40B — the state’s so-called “anti-snob” affordable housing law — has pitted developers vs.…
Rank this Week: 279

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Aug 25

    7th Circuit Rejects Fee Only Settlement

    7th Circuit Rejects Fee Only Settlement
    Ruling that the value of certain supplemental transaction disclosures in the context of a $15 billion merger was “nil,” the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently overturned an award of attorneys’ fees to…
  • Aug 19

    Firm Client TechSandBox Launches Veterans’ Technology Entrepreneurship Program

    Firm Client TechSandBox Launches Veterans’ Technology Entrepreneurship Program
    Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton sponsored organization and client, TechSandBox, announced its partnership with MassDevelopment and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (“MassTech”) in the launch of a new program for…
  • Aug 18

    Harvard Stem Cell Institute Teaming Up to Develop Diabetes Cure

    Harvard Stem Cell Institute Teaming Up to Develop Diabetes Cure
    A group of Boston-area health institutions, known as the Boston Autologous Islet Replacement Program, are teaming up to develop, test and deploy stem cells to cure diabetes. The group includes the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Brigham and…
Rank this Week: 523

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

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

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
Rank this Week: 124

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers the civil justice system, New York Courts, injury law cases and news. By Eric Turkewitz.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Starbucks Iced Coffee Suit is (Shocker!) Dismissed

    Starbucks Iced Coffee Suit is (Shocker!) Dismissed
    Bad lawsuits would be bee in my bonnet, if I wore bonnets. And that is because bad lawsuits injure good lawsuits. The bone-headed suit makes news because it is an outlier, but then because it is in the news, helps to form negative…
  • Aug 23

    Should Trump’s Doctor Be Sanctioned for Fraud?

    Should Trump’s Doctor Be Sanctioned for Fraud?
    With the health of the two presidential candidates, aged 68 and 70,  in the news, it’s worth revisiting the statement given out by Donald Trump’s gastroenterologist, Dr. Harold Bornstein. You may remember this from last…
  • Aug 2

    Trump and Lawyers and Privilege, oh my!

    Trump and Lawyers and Privilege, oh my!
    I’ve said before that Donald Trump is a one-man bar exam, as his candidacy seems to touch on roughly six bazillion different issues. One could easily create a law blog devoted solely to the legal issues he is involved with that…
Rank this Week: 384

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

Provides updates and trends in Pennsylvania civil litigation law. By Daniel E. Cummins.

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 412

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

Features updates on regulatory and public policy matters in Washington, DC in national security, trade, and international law.

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • Aug 25

    Uncle Sam’s Cuba Democracy (Internet) Promotion Program, Classify It or End It

    Uncle Sam’s Cuba Democracy (Internet) Promotion Program, Classify It or End It
    Next month in Miami, the U.S. government will host a Cuba Internet Freedom Conference. It is being billed as a two-day event aiming to bring “together digital innovators and independent journalists from Cuba with other…
  • Aug 23

    Mandatory Denaturalization Should be Considered for Export Control Law Violator

    Mandatory Denaturalization Should be Considered for Export Control Law Violator
    It’s four years in the federal slammer for an American caught conspiring to export to Communist China a very pricey weaponized drone as well as jet fighter engines. In my book, she got off too easy. According to…
  • Aug 12

    The 2016 Political Looking Gla

    The 2016 Political Looking Gla
    ‘More than a dozen national security and foreign policy experts recently signed a letter stating that Donald Trump is unfit to be commander-in-chief, ‘is this not a devastating indictment’? ‘How can he recover…
Rank this Week: 683

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Aug 25

    Success and Fulfillment: Get in the Zone

    Success and Fulfillment: Get in the Zone
    I love hearing from lawyers I have coached, especially when they are doing well. Years ago, I received an email from Jodi McDougall, a Seattle lawyer I coached at the time. She said:   What did Jodi mean when she said she was…
  • Aug 23

    10 Things You Didn’t Learn in Law School…and Need to Begin Learning Soon

    10 Things You Didn’t Learn in Law School…and Need to Begin Learning Soon
    It’s that time of year again. Law firm graduates will start their first year in law firms throughout the US. Over the years, I have given many presentations to first year lawyers during their orientation. If you are a brand new lawyer,…
  • Aug 18

    Huge Success: Overcoming the Odd

    Huge Success: Overcoming the Odd
    As the Olympics come to a close, I believe we have all been struck by the “overcoming the odds” or “overcoming great adversity” stories. I did some research and found: 10 inspiring stories from Olympians who overcame…
Rank this Week: 591

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Aug 25

    Disarming Holdouts in Sovereign Debt Restructuring

    Disarming Holdouts in Sovereign Debt Restructuring
    The pari passu litigation against Argentina—discussed extensively here on Credit Slips, on FT Alphaville, and elsewhere—caused many people to worry that future government debt restructurings would become more difficult. Some have their…
  • Aug 23

    Police Misconduct in Bankrupt Citie

    Police Misconduct in Bankrupt Citie
    Bankruptcy filings by major cities have reinvigorated attention to municipal bankruptcy. As chapter 9 and its application have become more like chapter 11, a wide range of creditors are being swept into the process. As written before, city…
  • Aug 22

    John Oliver and Consumer Law YouTube Video

    John Oliver and Consumer Law YouTube Video
    I'm trying something new this year. My consumer bankruptcy policy seminar students will read many great articles by many wonderful academics on this blog, as well as others, but this year, their "reading" will also include a great…
Rank this Week: 76

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Aug 25

    Expert Witness Looks at a Jury From the Inside

    Expert Witness Looks at a Jury From the Inside
    Several years ago, I got called for jury duty. Unlike almost everyone else who complains when called for jury duty, I was thrilled. I wanted to be on a jury. If I was going to have to do my civic duty, I wanted to get something out of it,…
  • Aug 22

    GoFundMe Fraud Exposed by GoFraudMe Site

    GoFundMe Fraud Exposed by GoFraudMe Site
    GoFundMe scams seem to be growing by the day. While the GoFundMe fundraising site can be a great resource for people who need to raise funds for legitimate charities and needs, it has also become a hotbed of fraud. And with the site taking a…
  • Aug 16

    Executive Prison Sentences and Fraud Deterrence

    Executive Prison Sentences and Fraud Deterrence
    One of the key parts of Sarbanes-Oxley, the legislation created to address the problem of massive financial statement fraud at public companies like Enron and WorldCom, was the increased prison sentences for executives participating in fraud.…
Rank this Week: 66

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/
  • Aug 25

    Wyoming Requires Insurer Prejudice for Late Notice

    Wyoming Requires Insurer Prejudice for Late Notice
    The Wyoming Supreme Court ruled on August 17, 2016 that an insurer “must be prejudiced before being entitled to deny coverage when the insured has failed to give notice ‘as soon as practicable.’” In addressing a…
  • Aug 16

    Illinois Treasurer Holds Statewide Hearings on Life Insurers that Do Not Pay Death Benefit

    Illinois Treasurer Holds Statewide Hearings on Life Insurers that Do Not Pay Death Benefit
    Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs has called for statewide hearings to educate the public on how life insurance companies avoid paying death benefits. The first hearing is scheduled for August 17th in Normal, Illinois. According to…
  • Aug 15

    Terminology for the Consummate Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyer: "Audit Premium"

    Terminology for the Consummate Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyer: "Audit Premium"
    “Audit Premium” Any premium that is determined to be payable from (Audit Additional Premium) or to (Audit Return Premium) a policyholder as a result of a policy provision that permits the insurance company to base the ultimate…
Rank this Week: 158

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    The New Republican Party

    The New Republican Party
    From FB:  Bruce Bartlett and others are forecasting the demise of the Republican Party. In the sense intended, I think they are right but they might want to expand their imaginative universe.  I think we might well emerge with a new…
  • Aug 21

    Head-Banging Through the Weed

    Head-Banging Through the Weed
    It's head-banging time.  I have at hand a book that makes me crazy because it is so full of promise and comes so close and--okay, let me explain.The title is We Are Better Than This, subtitled "How the Government Should be…
  • Aug 20

    Our Generosity and the Second Louis Conn Fight

    Our Generosity and the Second Louis Conn Fight
    We gave a few bucks to a favorite nonprofit a while back; I filed the receipt with every intention to forget about it until tax time. But a couple of days ago, among the usual welter of unsolicited catalogs, the mail brought an envelope with…
Rank this Week: 100

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Aug 25

    Journal Staff Legal Research Guide

    Journal Staff Legal Research Guide
    Conducting a Source and Cite Check for a Journal?  Check out the library’s guide for journal staff.  It answers general questions about choosing a topic, preemption checks, locating and borrowing materials, and cite and source…
  • Aug 23

    Library Tour

    Library Tour
    What does the law library offer to students? Take a short tour and find out! Tours will last about 30 minutes and will introduce you to our study aids, online and print materials, Document Delivery Center, and lots more. Tours meet at the…
  • Aug 22

    Welcome 1L Students!

    Welcome 1L Students!
    We met many of the new students during the recent library 1L orientation, but if you were unable to attend, here is a summary of some of the most important things we covered: 1L students will receive passwords for TWEN at…
Rank this Week: 717

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Aug 24

    Choice of Forum Agreements under Brussels Ibis and the Hague Convention

    Choice of Forum Agreements under Brussels Ibis and the Hague Convention
    Our co-editor Matthias Weller has written an article on jurisdiction clauses under the Brussels Ibis Regulation and the Hague Choice of Court Convention (Choice of Forum Agreements under the Brussels I Recast and under the Hague Convention:…
  • Aug 23

    Legal Publisher in Munich seeks assistant for European Commission co-funded unalex project

    Legal Publisher in Munich seeks assistant for European Commission co-funded unalex project
    Project “unalex – multilingual information for the uniform interpretation of the instruments of judicial cooperation in civil matters” English or German native speaker with law degree and knowledge / experience in…
  • Aug 22

    New Edition: Canadian Textbook on Conflict of Law

    New Edition: Canadian Textbook on Conflict of Law
    Irwin Law has published (August 2016) the second edition of Conflict of Laws by Stephen Pitel (Western University) and Nicholas Rafferty (University of Calgary).  This treatise aims to explain and analyze the rules of the…
Rank this Week: 112

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Ruling on Shareholder Rights to Inspect Company Record

    Ruling on Shareholder Rights to Inspect Company Record
    [The following guest post is contributed by Dheeraj Kumar Sharma, who is a Manager at Vinod Kothari & Company]IntroductionThe Mumbai Bench of the Company Law Board (‘CLB’), through its order dated April 16, 2015 in the case of…
  • Aug 20

    Call for Papers: Indian Journal of International Economic Law

    Call for Papers: Indian Journal of International Economic Law
    [The following announcement is posted on behalf of the Indian Journal of International Economic Law]The Board of Editors of the Indian Journal of International Economic Law (IJIEL) is pleased to invite original and unpublished manuscripts for…
  • Aug 17

    Arbitrability of Securities Law in India

    Arbitrability of Securities Law in India
    [The following guest post is contributed by Shreyangshi Gupta, who is a third year B.A., LL.B. student at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS).This post aims at identifying the nature of rights relating to…
Rank this Week: 305

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 24

    BOSTON SHOOTINGS, POLICE CAMS AND YOU (Part Three)

    BOSTON SHOOTINGS, POLICE CAMS AND YOU (Part Three)
    Well, apparently, we are actually getting started. The Boston Police Department’s body camera pilot program is now being launched with 100 officers selected by a department consultant after none volunteered. Ruffled blue feathers?…
  • Aug 23

    MASSACHUSETTS SHOOTINGS, HOMICIDES, POLICE CAMS AND YOU (Part Two)

    MASSACHUSETTS SHOOTINGS, HOMICIDES, POLICE CAMS AND YOU (Part Two)
    Well, last week was supposed to house “the day”. Police Body Cam Day. Certain Boston Police Officers were to be dragged, apparently screaming and kicking, into the controversial body-cam pilot program. As you may recall, this was…
  • Aug 16

    SHOOTINGS, HOMICIDES, POLICE OFFICERS AND YOU (Part One)

    SHOOTINGS, HOMICIDES, POLICE OFFICERS AND YOU (Part One)
    Do you think that, if you are neither black nor a police officer, that the dangerously intensifying tensions and battles between police officers and people of color do not effect you? I mean, not all the folks who seem be shooting at or…
Rank this Week: 364

Animal Legal Defense Fund Blog

Animal Legal Defense Fund Blog

Covers animal cruelty, animal law, pet trusts, factory farming and animal neglect.

http://aldf.org/blog/
  • Aug 24

    Good news for Alaska’s Wolves and Bears . . . Maybe.

    Good news for Alaska’s Wolves and Bears . . . Maybe.
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued new regulations for Wildlife Refuges in Alaska that end some of the most egregious forms of wildlife killing in the state.
  • Aug 23

    The USDA is Standing By While a Global Crisis Loom

    The USDA is Standing By While a Global Crisis Loom
    A global health crisis fueled by the greed of factory farming conglomerates and their allies in Congress is looming.
  • Aug 17

    Lucky and Nicole: Together in Solitary

    Lucky and Nicole: Together in Solitary
    A female Asian elephant named Lucky, who has lived for 53 years in captivity under conditions that don’t meet her basic physical, psychological or social needs, deserves some relief.
Rank this Week: 999

Michael Markarian: Animals &…

Michael Markarian: Animals & Politics

Covers elections, ballot measures, and legislation. By the Humane Society Legislative Fund.

http://blog.hslf.org/political_animal/
  • Aug 24

    The killing of coyotes: From violent video to the federal war on wildlife

    The killing of coyotes: From violent video to the federal war on wildlife
    With the trial scheduled to begin today, a last-minute plea agreement was reached in the case against a Michigan hound hunter in connection with the gruesome killing of a coyote captured in a YouTube video. A second defendant, facing…
  • Aug 17

    Trump's ag A-team a royal flush of animal protection hater

    Trump's ag A-team a royal flush of animal protection hater
    We already knew that Donald Trump would be bad news for wildlife—he’s got two sons who travel the globe to slay rare wildlife, and the elder son has indicated he wants to serve as Secretary of the Interior. But…
  • Aug 9

    Trumps stump for the Walter Palmer vote

    Trumps stump for the Walter Palmer vote
    Donald Trump’s sons reportedly took a break from their roles as their father’s surrogates in the hotly contested presidential election last week to pursue their most favored leisure activity: killing wild animals in far off places…
Rank this Week: 645

Customs Law

Customs Law

Covers American customs law and international trade law. By Lawrence Friedman.

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Breaking News: Otter Products is Still Correct

    Breaking News: Otter Products is Still Correct
    You may know that one of the more closely watched appeals has been Otter Products, LLC v. United States in which the Court of International Trade previously overturned the tariff classification Customs and Border Protection assigned to…
  • Aug 13

    Zombie Protests and GSP

    Zombie Protests and GSP
    There have been a few cases of note that I have not yet reviewed. Call it Olympic Distraction Syndrome or Summer is Rapidly Ending Depression. Either way, I've read the cases so you don't have to.First up, Zojirushi America Corp. v. United…
  • Aug 8

    Ruling of the Week 2016.18: A 1967 Ferrari in the HTSUS

    Ruling of the Week 2016.18: A 1967 Ferrari in the HTSUS
    We have been down this road before. When is a car so classic, so old, and so valuable that it ceases to be a car for purposes of tariff classification and is treated as a collector's piece of historical interest? This time, in HQ H271385 (May…
Rank this Week: 687

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Aug 24

    $85,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic Shoulder Injury

    $85,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic Shoulder Injury
    Adding to this site’s archived ICBC case summaries involving shoulder injuries, reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Campbell River Registry, assessing damages for a rotator cuff tear requiring surgical…
  • Aug 23

    $65,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for “Persistent Myofascial Pain”

    $65,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for “Persistent Myofascial Pain”
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, assessing damages for a chronic back injury. In today’s case (Cirillo v. Mai) the Plaintiff was involved in a 2012 collision where her vehicle…
  • Aug 17

    Defense Expert Appointment Dismissed for “Waiting at their Peril”

    Defense Expert Appointment Dismissed for “Waiting at their Peril”
    Unpublished reasons for judgement were recently released by the BC Supreme Court, Victoria Registry, dismissing a defence application for an independent medical assessment for being brought too late in the process. In the recent case (Bains…
Rank this Week: 209

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

From the librarians of the Barco Law Library, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://barcorefblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Something completely different from CALI

    Something completely different from CALI
    CALI - Computer Assisted Legal Instruction - has just published a coloring book that reinforces legal research skills titled "What Color is your C.F.R.?" You can download your own free copies at CALI's eLangdell Bookstore.
  • Aug 24

    Updated LexisNexis Law School home page

    Updated LexisNexis Law School home page
    Just in time for the new school year Lexis Nexis has "refreshed" their Law School landing page.  According to Lexis, "The new intuitive design is easier to use, provides quicker access to content, and offers responsive design on…
  • Aug 11

    New PLI online treatises for July 2016

    New PLI online treatises for July 2016
    To find these titles, just go to our PLI search page and enter the title in the top search box. TREATISE UPDATES: • Anti-Money Laundering Deskbook: A Practical Guide to Law and Compliance Release #2, • Corporate Political Activities…
Rank this Week: 320

bevlog

bevlog

Distilling a million label approvals down to the ones that affect you. Tracks legal trends in beer, wine and spirits product approvals. By Lehrman Beverage Law.

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Aug 24

    Most Helpful TTB Website Page

    Most Helpful TTB Website Page
    TTB’s website at www.ttb.gov can be pretty helpful. Here are a few of the pages we check most often. TTB Newsletter. This comes out about once a week and can be very useful. For example, the August 19, 2016 edition provided background…
  • Aug 10

    VABC Allows “Self-Distribution” for Virginia Distiller

    VABC Allows “Self-Distribution” for Virginia Distiller
    The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (VABC) will now allow Virginia Distilleries to “self-distribute.” Previously, restaurants were required to purchase all spirits through their assigned VABC Store. Now,…
  • Jul 18

    Johnny Love Vodka Wins “Sexy Lips” Trademark Appeal Against Jim Beam

    Johnny Love Vodka Wins “Sexy Lips” Trademark Appeal Against Jim Beam
    Johnny Love Beverage Company LLC (“JL”) and Jim Beam Brands Co. (“Beam”) are fighting over the right to use “sexy lips” imagery on flavored vodkas. JL’s logo (the subject of U.S. trademark…
Rank this Week: 489

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers class action litigation, fraud, consumer law and shareholder disputes. By DiTommaso Lubin.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 24

    Family Fight Heats up for Entertainment and Media Family Business Worth Billion

    Family Fight Heats up for Entertainment and Media Family Business Worth Billion
    n May, Redstone eliminated Philippe P. Dauman from his position as chief executive of Viacom and George S. Abrams from the trust that will control Restone's companies in the event of his death or if he is determined to be mentally…
  • Aug 20

    7th Circuit Allows Priority to Victim Claims for Fiduciary Breache

    7th Circuit Allows Priority to Victim Claims for Fiduciary Breache
    Under the doctrine of quantum meruit, if an attorney takes over a case from another attorney and pursues it to a successful conclusion, the original attorney is entitled to be paid for the work he did on the case. The district court found…
  • Aug 15

    Nevada Supreme Court Finds Noncompete Agreement Overly Broad

    Nevada Supreme Court Finds Noncompete Agreement Overly Broad
    The problem, according to the Nevada Supreme Court, was that Golden Road's noncompete agreement was too restrictive to be enforceable. The contract forbade the employee from any employment, affiliation, or service with any gaming…
Rank this Week: 624

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 24

    Dividing Property in a California Divorce

    Dividing Property in a California Divorce
    If you are a resident of Los Angeles County and are headed for a divorce, you will surely have questions about your rights to marital property and your obligations to pay off certain debts acquired before, during, and after your marriage…
  • Aug 15

    Domestic Violence Restraining Order

    Domestic Violence Restraining Order
    Domestic violence is a common and widespread problem that affects various families across the state; it impacts all races and religions and economic classes. Often (but not always), physically or emotionally abusive behaviors are passed …
  • Aug 9

    A Father's Rights Under California Law

    A Father's Rights Under California Law
    If you are a father, or a presumed father (one that is assumed to be a child’s father, but it has yet to be legally established), your rights to your child at this point in time depend on whether you were ever married to the…
Rank this Week: 639

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Aug 24

    OPINION: State v. Weisbarth

    OPINION: State v. Weisbarth
    CRIMINAL – INCEST DA 14-0696, 2016 MT 214, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. DAVID THOMAS WEISBARTH, II, Defendant and Appellant.
  • Aug 24

    OPINION: Matter of A.M.M.

    OPINION: Matter of A.M.M.
    CIVIL – GUARDIAN/CONSERVATOR DA 15-0141, 2016 MT 213, IN THE MATTER OF THE GUARDIANSHIP AND CONSERVATORSHIP OF, A.M.M., An Incapacitated Person.
  • Aug 24

    OPINION: State v. Blake

    OPINION: State v. Blake
    CRIMINAL – SEXUAL ASSAULT DA 14-0053, 2016 MT 212, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. THERON JAMES BLAKE, Defendant and Appellant.
Rank this Week: 78

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

Technology law blog covering software, copyright, privacy, the Internet, electronic commerce, and computers. By David Canton.

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Aug 24

    CRTC advisory on CASL consent record keeping

    CRTC advisory on CASL consent record keeping
    The CRTC recently issued a media advisory entitled Enforcement Advisory – Notice for businesses and individuals on how to keep records of consent.  It doesn’t add anything new – but reinforces what the CRTC is looking…
  • Jul 27

    Privacy by Design is Crucial to avoid IoT Disaster

    Privacy by Design is Crucial to avoid IoT Disaster
    If anyone doubts that Privacy by Design is not a fundamentally important principle, consider these two recent articles. This Wired article describes a hack being detailed at the upcoming Defcon conference that can easily read and type…
  • Jul 20

    Rio Olympics Social Media guideline

    Rio Olympics Social Media guideline
    It seems that dubbing major sporting events the “largest social media event ever” is even trendier than the social networking platforms themselves, and Rio 2016 is no exception. All hype aside, the Rio Olympics haven’t…
Rank this Week: 419

Divorce Law Journal

Divorce Law Journal

Covers adoptions, business valuation, collaborative family law, debt division, grandparent visitation, maintenance, relocation and same sex issues. By Diana L. Skaggs.

http://louisvilledivorce.typepad.com/info/
Rank this Week: 243

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers various nursing home abuse and elder neglect issues such as signs and symptoms of neglect, and California Elder Abuse and Neglect Law. By Walton Law Firm LLP.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 24

    Elder Abuse Risks for Dementia Patient

    Elder Abuse Risks for Dementia Patient
    We often read news stories about nursing home abuse and dementia patients, but are elders who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia at greater risk of elder abuse? According to a fact sheet from the University of…
  • Aug 19

    $75,000 California Nursing Home Neglect Fine

    $75,000 California Nursing Home Neglect Fine
    How often does the California Department of Public Health fine nursing homes and assisted-living facilities for elderly patient injuries and deaths? When facilities do receive significant fines as a result of nursing home abuse or neglect,…
  • Aug 12

    Revisiting Arbitration Agreements in Nursing Home

    Revisiting Arbitration Agreements in Nursing Home
    For more than a year, mandatory arbitration agreements have been illegal in California nursing homes. Instead, patients at facilities in San Diego can only be asked to sign voluntary binding arbitration agreements. Over the last year, the…
Rank this Week: 930

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 718

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

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

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Aug 24

    Ms. JD Executive Director Search - Candidate Q&A Conference Call

    Ms. JD Executive Director Search - Candidate Q&A Conference Call
    As you know, Ms. JD is seeking an Executive Director! We invite all interested candidates to join us on Monday, August 29th at 8:00 pm EST for an Executive Director Candidate Q&A Conference Call. The dial-in phone number…
  • Aug 23

    2016 Public Interest Scholarship Competition:  And the winners are…

    2016 Public Interest Scholarship Competition:  And the winners are…
    Thank you to everyone who participated in Ms. JD’s 2016 Public Interest Scholarship search. This year we had an amazing turnout of essays. From stories of creating support programs to implementing legislation , your essays truly…
  • Aug 18

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending August 19, 2016

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending August 19, 2016
    Teresa Wynn Roseborough, General Counsel for Home Depot, decided that in order to increase diversity in the legal field she needed to be innovative. Specifically she decided to make it a priority for Home Depot to choose outside law firms…
Rank this Week: 344

NJ Family Legal Blog

NJ Family Legal Blog

Covers New Jersey family law. By Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 24

    PROSPECTIVE RETIREMENT APPLICATIONS: HOW SOON IS TOO SOON?

    PROSPECTIVE RETIREMENT APPLICATIONS: HOW SOON IS TOO SOON?
    As avid readers of this blog know, New Jersey’s recently amended alimony statute has been the inspiration for many blogs posts as cases interpreting same are coming down the pike. Under the amended statute, a party may seek to terminate…
  • Aug 19

    Judge Jones Provides Some New Clarity Just Ahead of the NJ Emancipation Statute

    Judge Jones Provides Some New Clarity Just Ahead of the NJ Emancipation Statute
    Signed into law on January 19, 2016, New Jersey’s emancipation law is set to take effect on February 1, 2017 and will apply to all child support orders issued prior to or after its effective date. One of the highlights of the new law is…
  • Aug 2

    The Supreme Court Finds a Right to Counsel for Indigent Parents Opposing Private Adoption

    The Supreme Court Finds a Right to Counsel for Indigent Parents Opposing Private Adoption
    In the recent decision In the Matter of the Adoption of a Child by J.E.V. and D.G.V., the New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously held that: [A]n indigent parent who faces termination of parental rights in a contested private adoption…
Rank this Week: 630

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted
    In Malibu Media v. Doe, EDNY 15-3504, Judge Locke has denied the defendant's motion to quash, and lifted the stay on all of the EDNY Malibu Media cases, which had all been consolidated. The Court accepted the representations of plaintiff's…
  • Jun 16

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo
    The US Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit has overturned those parts of the District Court's rulings which were in favor of the plaintiff record companies in Capitol Records v. Vimeo. The Court decided three major issues under the…
  • Oct 6

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash
    A motion to quash was made by one of the many John Doe defendants in the Eastern District of New York Malibu Media cases. The defendant was represented by Chejin Park, Esq., of Flushing. Due to the "serious questions as to whether good…
Rank this Week: 114

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation and real estate law. By David B. Snyder of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 24

    NJ. ST. SEN CALLS FOR ACTION ON EMINENT DOMAIN BILLS

    NJ. ST. SEN CALLS FOR ACTION ON EMINENT DOMAIN BILLS
    NJ State Senator Diane Allen has called for a hearing on two NJ eminent domain bills.  In every legislative session since 2004, Senator Allen has introduced two bills aimed at eminent domain reform. One, S-2505, places a temporary…
  • Aug 21

    Calif. Supreme Court Rules on Access-Road Case

    Calif. Supreme Court Rules on Access-Road Case
    California’s Supreme Court recently issued an opinion that could have far reaching implications in that state.  In City of Perris v. Richard C. Stamper, the Court ruled that a judge should decide whether the city would have…
  • Jul 27

    Ill Court: Temporary Flooding Can Cause Taking

    Ill Court: Temporary Flooding Can Cause Taking
    A unanimous Illinois Supreme Court ruled that temporary flooding can cause a taking under the Illinois Constitution.  In Hampton et al. v. the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, homeowners alleged that…
Rank this Week: 987

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Features developments in labor and employment law. By Daniel A. Schwartz.

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Aug 24

    NLRB Ruling Will Allow Graduate Student Teaching Assistants To Unionize

    NLRB Ruling Will Allow Graduate Student Teaching Assistants To Unionize
    Yesterday, the NLRB released an ground-breaking decision allowing  students to organize. My colleague, Jarad Lucan, recaps the importance of this decision not only for schools like Yale University in Connecticut, but beyond. In its 2004…
  • Aug 23

    Your Employee, Worried About Zika, Has to Travel to Miami. Now What?

    Your Employee, Worried About Zika, Has to Travel to Miami. Now What?
    Your industry’s major conference is set for Miami Beach – the land of sun, beaches, and, now it seems, mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus. Your key sales employee — the one who was setting up your booth for the conference…
  • Aug 19

    Firing Of Pot-Smoking State Employee Goes Up in Smoke by CT Supreme Court

    Firing Of Pot-Smoking State Employee Goes Up in Smoke by CT Supreme Court
    You might think that smoking pot on the job as a state employee would be justifiable grounds to get you fired. A no-brainer, right? (Let’s save a discussion for eating brownies and swearing at your cat for another blog post.) After all,…
Rank this Week: 203

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Aug 24

    Why Do We Have No Clue How Often Rape Is Happening

    Why Do We Have No Clue How Often Rape Is Happening
    My title is from the title of a piece in Mother Jones. Federal agencies don’t have a uniform definition of sexual assault, and that has led to dramatically different estimates on the frequency of sexual violence in the United…
  • Aug 21

    Worth the read–false complaint

    Worth the read–false complaint
    Ginny Lefever Answers Your Questions About PTSD and Wrongful Conviction
  • Aug 18

    Worth the read–about UCMJ art. 32

    Worth the read–about UCMJ art. 32
    Not Your Momma’s 32: Explaining the Impetus for Change Behind Key Provisions of the Article 32 Preliminary Hearing By Lieutenant Colonel John Loran Kiel Jr.pdf
Rank this Week: 529

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/
  • Aug 24

    Litigation Privilege: Emerging Issue

    Litigation Privilege: Emerging Issue
    Every civil litigator has to quickly get up to speed on the question of litigation privilege, a subject area that continues to evolve and change each year. A recent British Columbia Court of Appeal decision touches on some important…
  • Aug 19

    Living la vida locum

    Living la vida locum
    The Law Society of Alberta recently announced the creation of Locum Connect, a program intended to connect lawyers interested in temporary or part-time work with firms and solo practitioners. Commonly used in the medical profession, the locum…
  • Aug 5

    Some "toking" advice

    Some "toking" advice
    There are a lot of ways to communicate legal advice to clients, including in song. Will Hutson and Chris Harris, two lawyers from Waco, Texas, became internet sensations when their musical video "Don't Eat Your Weed" went viral. The…
Rank this Week: 988

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Aug 24

    Lead change or hang on for dear life

    Lead change or hang on for dear life
    Change is.  Years ago, many people debated whether the legal industry was changing.  Truth be told, the debate was silly.  Change is.  The only question is the speed of change.  It used to be slow.  It took years…
  • Jul 28

    “Be in the space you want to be in.”

    “Be in the space you want to be in.”
    My friend John Chisholm sent me an article on why diversity programs in law firms are failing. (Talk about a small world–An Aussie sending an article from a Canadian publication to a guy in Chicago!)  The article includes this…
  • Jul 27

    Solving the High Cost of Litigation, Valorem style

    Solving the High Cost of Litigation, Valorem style
    Litigation costs too much. Why? Because it is overburdened with process and tolerated but unnecessary excess.  And who benefits from the focus on process and needless discovery and motion practice? Lawyers.  Who designs the…
Rank this Week: 379

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

Analyzes of trends and developments in workers' compensation law. By Jon L. Gelman.

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Graduate Students Held to be Employees - NLRB Rules Bargaining Group

    Graduate Students Held to be Employees - NLRB Rules Bargaining Group
    Todays' post is shared from the NYTimes.comPunctuating a string of Obama-era moves to shore up labor rights and expand protections for workers, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that students who work as teaching and research…
  • Aug 20

    Mental health in the workplace: Health in the American Workplace Highlight

    Mental health in the workplace: Health in the American Workplace Highlight
    Experts take on the concerns most expressed by American employees in a poll done by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The panelists also describe lessons learned from employers that…
  • Aug 19

    NIOSH to Hold Meeting on Motor Vehicle Safety

    NIOSH to Hold Meeting on Motor Vehicle Safety
    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is seeking input on the progress and future direction of its Center for Motor Vehicle Safety to ensure that the program is: (1) addressing goals outlined in the NIOSH Center…
Rank this Week: 333

Law and Other Things

Law and Other Things

Covers Indian law, courts and the Constitution.

http://lawandotherthings.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    GST and Tax Competition

    GST and Tax Competition
    In the last post on GST, Adithya Reddy highlighted some speeches by members of the Constituent Assembly. Two of those are germane to our present discussion. One is by Mr. Mahavir Tyagi: “Because there is no ceiling limit on this sales…
  • Aug 23

    Tribute to Professor V.S. Mani - Some Personal Reflection

    Tribute to Professor V.S. Mani - Some Personal Reflection
    Guest Post By Tony Anghie[Professor V.S. Mani passed away on August 22, 2016.  This is a solicited guest post by Professor Antony Anghie of the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, who is a founder member of TWAIL (Third…
  • Aug 21

    The Long Road to GST Amendments and the Longer Road Ahead

    The Long Road to GST Amendments and the Longer Road Ahead
    Guest Post by Adithya ReddyThe constitution amendments introduced to give effect to the proposed levy of Goods & Services Tax (GST) are primarily enabling amendments conferring concurrent legislative competence on the Parliament and State…
Rank this Week: 214

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Aug 23

    Three causes of high legal fees:  Perfectionism isn’t the only challenge

    Three causes of high legal fees:  Perfectionism isn’t the only challenge
    Guest post by Carl Herstein, Chief Value Partner, Honigman The AmLaw 200 and many smaller firms are in the early stages of trying to improve efficiency and provide higher quality at lower costs. There are three major trends that have...
  • Aug 16

    Tracking and controlling costs (Part 2 of 2)

    Tracking and controlling costs (Part 2 of 2)
    By Steve Barrett and Jim Hassett Step 3: Compare planned spending against actual spending at regular intervals If the firm does have timely information going into the system, the next step is to get it out. Whatever accounting package your...
  • Aug 9

    Tracking and controlling costs (Part 1 of 2)

    Tracking and controlling costs (Part 1 of 2)
    By Steve Barrett and Jim Hassett Tracking and controlling legal costs is one of those topics that would require an entire book of its own to do it justice. This short overview is designed to outline a framework for an...
Rank this Week: 669

The Irreverent Lawyer

The Irreverent Lawyer

Ruminations on law and life

http://lawmrh.wordpress.com
  • Aug 23

    The easiest money to spend is still somebody else’s.

    The easiest money to spend is still somebody else’s.
    On Sunday, the local paper ran a front page story about how $4.6M in charitable contributions was spent. It was only news because of the way some of that money was distributed to the beneficiaries. In the aftermath of the sixth-largest loss…
  • Aug 21

    Nonlawyers still unwelcome in the lawyer temple.

    Nonlawyers still unwelcome in the lawyer temple.
    I recently attended a seminar where a lawyer-lobbyist opined that non-lawyers should not be lobbyists. Influence peddling, it seems, should be the sole province of lawyers. Not that much explanation was given. Perhaps none was needed. After…
  • Jul 24

    Lessons in ‘courtly manners.’

    Lessons in ‘courtly manners.’
    “They should go get back on a ship and go back to Africa” a Florida judge allegedly observed about African-Americans to a Staff Attorney. She was reporting on the status of an order at the time. The upshot is the Hon. Mark Hulsey…
Rank this Week: 622

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
Rank this Week: 173