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Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
  • Aug 20

    Cliff Richard and the police tip-off - privacy law implication

    Cliff Richard and the police tip-off - privacy law implication
    legalweek Did you, as I did, succumb to the temptation of searching Cliff Richard's name on Twitter following the news that his Berkshire home had been "raided" by the police? If you did, you will have seen that many appear to…
  • Aug 18

    Julian Assange: do recent changes to extradition law make any difference?

    Julian Assange: do recent changes to extradition law make any difference?
    legalweek In a press conference this morning, Julian Assange told reporters a Wikleaks spokesman could confirm that: "I am leaving the embassy soon", and the Ecuadorian Foreign Minister, according to The Guardian: "referred to…
  • Aug 15

    Is posting videos of Premier League goals online a breach of copyright?

    Is posting videos of Premier League goals online a breach of copyright?
    legalweek This morning BBC Newsbeat reported an interesting piece of news: the Football Association Premier League (FAPL), which runs the Premier League, ie the leading professional football league competition for football…
Rank this Week: 138

Just Appease Me

Just Appease Me

An ADR blawg that discusses mediation, arbitration and other interesting cases. By Valenti Law, P.C.

http://valentilaw.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 20

    The difference between successful people

    The difference between successful people
    The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything. ~ Warren BuffettFiled under: Conflict
  • Aug 19

    Power Poser :Tweaking body language, Har

    Power Poser :Tweaking body language, Har
    Power Poser :Tweaking body language, Harvard researcher Amy Cuddy discovers ways to help people become more powerful http://ti.me/13XVbw9Filed under: Conflict
  • Aug 15

    Check out “Beyond Right and Wrong Trail

    Check out “Beyond Right and Wrong Trail
    Check out “Beyond Right and Wrong Trailer” on Vimeo http://vimeo.com/49874828Filed under: Conflict
Rank this Week: 877

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Aug 20

    Suicide and the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act: Where Are We Now?

    Suicide and the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act: Where Are We Now?
    This piece is partially cross-posted from Critical Legal Thinking. Those not familiar with the facts of the case as reported by Irish Times journalist Kitty Holland can find a full account of those, and of the basic law behind this…
  • Aug 19

    Contesting the cruel treatment of pregnant women – Ruth Fletcher

    Contesting the cruel treatment of pregnant women – Ruth Fletcher
    We are pleased to welcome this guest post from Dr. Ruth Fletcher of Queen Mary University of London. I want to respond to Máiréad Enright’s thoughtful call to discuss what happened in this recent case of abortion…
  • Aug 18

    Expertise on Abortion in Ireland

    Expertise on Abortion in Ireland
    As coverage of the case of a young woman who was refused an abortion under the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 continues in Irish newspapers and on radio and television, we thought it might be useful to journalists and producers…
Rank this Week: 80

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Aug 20

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Tuesday, September 2. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, updating the site’s theme, and of course getting ready…
  • Aug 19

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime
    John S. Stinneford, Punishment Without Culpability, 102 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 653 (2012).Angela HarrisJohn Stinneford begins his article by asking the reader to imagine herself a UPS delivery truck driver in Tampa, Florida. He…
  • Aug 18

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy
    Elizabeth G. Thornburg, Erik S. Knutsen, Carla Crifò, Camille Cameron, & David Bamford, A Community of Procedure Scholars: Teaching Procedure and the Legal Academy, 51 Osgoode Hall L.J. 93 (2013), available at SSRN.Janet WalkerIn…
Rank this Week: 467

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 169

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Aug 20

    Transactional legal hackathon, NYC: Code the Deal: September 19-21, 2014

    Transactional legal hackathon, NYC: Code the Deal: September 19-21, 2014
    Code the Deal: A Transactional Legal Tech Hackathon is scheduled to be held 19-21 September 2014 in New York City. Here is a description from New York Legal Hackers, one of the organizers of the event: [...] Code the Deal … Continue…
  • Aug 20

    Hagan: Applications invited for: Access to Justice Design Sprint

    Hagan: Applications invited for: Access to Justice Design Sprint
    Margaret Hagan of Stanford University has posted Access to Justice Design Sprint, at the Program for Legal Tech + Design. Here are excerpts from the post: Are you a User Experience or Interface designer with an interest in public service?…
  • Aug 18

    LegalTech Startup Weekend San Francisco 2014: Results, storify, links, and resource

    LegalTech Startup Weekend San Francisco 2014: Results, storify, links, and resource
    LegalTech Startup Weekend San Francisco was held August 15-17, 2014, in San Francisco, California, USA. The event’s Website is at: http://legalsf.startupweekend.org/ The Twitter hashtag for the event was #legaltechSW The Twitter account…
Rank this Week: 76

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Aug 20

    Trial of the Month: John Hinckley Jr. Trial

    Trial of the Month: John Hinckley Jr. Trial
    In 1981, John Hinckley Jr. attempted to assassinate President Reagan. He shot the President, a police officer, and a Secret Service agent. He also seriously wounded Press Secretary James Brady. The attack was an attempt to gain the affections…
  • Aug 4

    National Sea Grant Law Center

    National Sea Grant Law Center
    The National Sea Grant Law Center provides free access to information and resources about coastal problems and issues. Content includes analytical reports and articles from the Center’s journals and newsletters.
  • Aug 1

    Legal History Source: Piracy Trials (pre 1923)

    Legal History Source: Piracy Trials (pre 1923)
    The Law Library of Congress has digitized its collection of pre-1923 piracy trials. This historical collection is critical for understanding how the various nations of the world handled piracy before the year 1900. The full texts of these…
Rank this Week: 534

David M. Benenfeld Blog

David M. Benenfeld Blog

Covers Florida accidents and injury law.

http://www.injurylawservice.com/blog/
  • Aug 20

    How to Prepare Proof for a Wrongful Termination Suit

    How to Prepare Proof for a Wrongful Termination Suit
    When you’ve been fired or think you might be terminated from your job for reasons you believe are improper, you need to take action to protect your rights. While consulting with an attorney is important, there are a few wrongful…
  • Aug 19

    What Drivers Should Know About Ghost Bike Memorials in South Florida

    What Drivers Should Know About Ghost Bike Memorials in South Florida
    When a fatal car crash occurs, a white cross is often left at the side of the road as a memorial for the deceased driver. Likewise, when a fatal bike crash takes place, a white painted bicycle is often placed at the crash site to represent…
  • Aug 15

    How to Understand Your Ft Lauderdale Truck Accident

    How to Understand Your Ft Lauderdale Truck Accident
    Car accidents between two or more passenger vehicles can be catastrophic, but collisions that involve commercial trucks can be devastating when someone is hurt. Due to a truck’s greater weight, the injuries are far more severe,…
Rank this Week: 313

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
  • Aug 20

    The Mike Brown Law: Will Police Be Required to Wear Body Cameras?

    The Mike Brown Law: Will Police Be Required to Wear Body Cameras?
    As the events in Ferguson, Missouri, continue to unfold, a proposed new law is being advanced for all law enforcement in this country, the “Mike Brown Law.” It would require all police officers to wear a camera as part of their…
  • Aug 13

    Prosecutorial Misconduct in Texas: Continuing Injustice

    Prosecutorial Misconduct in Texas: Continuing Injustice
    For criminal defense lawyers in Texas, the idea that prosecutors are human and sometimes do very bad things isn’t news. It’s something to be monitored during every case and almost every day you ask yourself the question: is the…
  • Aug 11

    Federal Conspiracy to Distribute Case: Reduced 73.5%

    Federal Conspiracy to Distribute Case: Reduced 73.5%
    Federal Conspiracy to Distribute The post Federal Conspiracy to Distribute Case: Reduced 73.5% appeared first on Dallas Justice.
Rank this Week: 528

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

Covers corporate, employment law, environmental, forms, insurance, IP, litigation and more. By Geoffrey G. Gussis.

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Aug 20

    In-House Counsel Have Baggage?

    In-House Counsel Have Baggage?
    When in-house counsel leave a job, they’re not necessarily starting with a clean slate at their new employer.  Yes, in-house counsel can have baggage – as allegations in a recent case make clear: “What are the duties…
  • Aug 19

    Daimler’s solution for annoying out-of-office email: delete it

    Daimler’s solution for annoying out-of-office email: delete it
    Just in time for your August vacation – a solution to out-of-office email issues! If you could unplug the fax in the good old days, can’t you turn off the email? “The German automaker recently installed software that not…
  • Aug 18

    6 creative ways to stay relevant in the job market

    6 creative ways to stay relevant in the job market
    By stepping out of the “comfort zone,” getting involved in board leadership or pro bono work and being tactical in your networking and outreach, lawyers will ensure they are moving forward. The post 6 creative ways to stay…
Rank this Week: 207

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • Aug 20

    Why Copper Is Glencore’s Biggest Challenge

    Why Copper Is Glencore’s Biggest Challenge
    Sanford C. Bernstein Senior Research Analyst Paul Gait discusses the mining sector, the challenges facing the industry and the outlook for the rest of the year with Mark Barton and Manus Cranny on Bloomberg Television’s…
  • Aug 20

    Why Bank of China Is Doubling Bad Loan Provision

    Why Bank of China Is Doubling Bad Loan Provision
    Bank of China more than doubled its money set aside for bad loans as profit growth cooled to the slowest pace in five quarters on weakness in the economy. Bloomberg’s Stephen Engle has more on “First Up.” (Source: Bloomberg)
  • Aug 20

    Heineken CEO Expects Weaker Growth in Second Half

    Heineken CEO Expects Weaker Growth in Second Half
    Heineken NV Chief Executive Officer Jean-Francois van Boxmeer talks about first-half profit and outlook at the world’s third-biggest brewer He speaks from Amsterdam with Manus Cranny on Bloomberg Television’s…
Rank this Week: 30

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Aug 20

    Defense Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Slip-and-Fall Trial

    Defense Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Slip-and-Fall Trial
    On August 15, 2014 a Jackson federal court jury rendered a defense verdict in Chatham v. Logan’s Roadhouse, Inc. Here is the Complaint. The Complaint alleges that Ms. Chatham was a business invitee at the Logan’s…
  • Aug 18

    August Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

    August Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview
    Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the August issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter: $40,000 verdict-  Neshoba County premises liability case discussed here (6/30/14); $6,719, $6,784 verdicts- Harrison County car…
  • Aug 13

    $173,306 Verdict in Holmes County Nursing Home Trial

    $173,306 Verdict in Holmes County Nursing Home Trial
    On July 24, 2014 Holmes County Circuit Judge Janie Lewis rendered a verdict and judgment of $173,306 in Hite v. Durant Healthcare, LLC, et al. Here is a copy of the opinion. The action involved the trial of a nursing home case under the Miss.…
Rank this Week: 282

The Verdict

The Verdict

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

http://www.lombardilaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 20

    Storm Water Drainage Deaths Lead to Wrongful Death Suit

    Storm Water Drainage Deaths Lead to Wrongful Death Suit
    The city of Fayetteville, North Carolina was the defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit and faced liability for its operation of a storm drain system in 2009.  17-year old Jesse Marquil King drowned when he was caught in a heavy rainstorm…
  • Aug 19

    Multiple Car Accident Fatalities in Iowa for August

    Multiple Car Accident Fatalities in Iowa for August
    The Iowas State Fair has come and gone for 2014 and we are right back to the practice of law and reporting on personal injury accidents all across our great state. Unfortunately some of us will never again visit the Iowa State Fair to enjoy…
  • Aug 18

    Young Man Drowns in Storm Water Drain in Cedar Lake

    Young Man Drowns in Storm Water Drain in Cedar Lake
    A young man playing frisbee near Cedar Lake in Iowa was swept into a storm drain by storm water and drowned on July 1, 2014.  This young man, Logan Blake of Cedar Rapids, was out with friends when flood waters took his life.  His…
Rank this Week: 326

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Aug 19

    Man Charged With Second-Degree Felony for Vandalizing Banksy Graffiti

    Man Charged With Second-Degree Felony for Vandalizing Banksy Graffiti
    In Park City, Utah, “Third District Court Judge Todd Shaughnessy this week issued a warrant for David William Noll after he failed to appear for a court hearing. Mr. Noll was charged with one count of criminal mischief after he…
  • Aug 15

    NYPD Probes German Artists in Flag Swapping Stunt

    NYPD Probes German Artists in Flag Swapping Stunt
    The New York Police Department is investigating claims by a pair of German artists that they replaced American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with all-white ones last month.
  • Aug 15

    Judge Says Rauschenberg Foundation Trustees Earned Their Keep

    Judge Says Rauschenberg Foundation Trustees Earned Their Keep
    $24 million for expanding the Foundation’s value, and Rauschenberg’s son said he would have been fine with $60 million. So what’s the problem?
Rank this Week: 226

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

Offers business trial law with a sense of humor. By Barry Barnett.

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
Rank this Week: 317

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 564

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer…

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers motorcycle accidents and rider safety. By Elman Law Group LLC.

http://www.chicagomotorcycleaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Motorcycle Accident On I-80 Near La Salle, Illinoi

    Motorcycle Accident On I-80 Near La Salle, Illinoi
    There was a motorcycle accident Monday (August 18, 2014) on Interstate 80 (I-80) close to the I-39 interchange near La Salle, Illinois. The initial accident involved the driver of a car who collided with the front of a semi truck as she…
  • Aug 18

    Illinois Motorcycle Accident In Jo Daviess County

    Illinois Motorcycle Accident In Jo Daviess County
    There was an Illinois motorcycle accident Saturday (August 16, 2014) north of Galena, Illinois, in Jo Daviess County. The accident happened on West Council Hill Road some time before 3:25 p.m. The accident happened when the motorcyclist…
  • Aug 14

    Dan Ryan Expressway Motorcycle Accident Injures Rider

    Dan Ryan Expressway Motorcycle Accident Injures Rider
    There was a motorcycle accident early Thursday morning (August 14, 2014)  on Chicago’s Dan Ryan Expressway (I-94). According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) witnesses saw the motorcycle accident, in which the motorcyclist lost…
Rank this Week: 455

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Helps women navigate the intricacies of divorce and save money along the way. By Helene Taylor.

http://heleneltaylor.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    10 Things to know if you are marrying or divorcing a trust fund beneficiary

    10 Things to know if you are marrying or divorcing a trust fund beneficiary
    What a life! Jets, boats, houses, trips, anything your heart desires and not a care in the world. Marrying a trust fund beneficiary can give you a great life. It also can leave you penniless, in debt and the recipient of little or no support.…
  • Jul 21

    Think of yourself as a mountain

    Think of yourself as a mountain
    TRY: Setting aside a time every day for just being. Five minutes would be fine, or ten or twenty or thirty if you want to venture that far. Sit down and watch the moments unfold, with no agenda other than to be fully present. Use the breath…
  • Jul 14

    Is going to divorce court ever the answer?

    Is going to divorce court ever the answer?
Rank this Week: 144

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

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

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    ISP investigates fatal incident in Chubbuck

    ISP investigates fatal incident in Chubbuck
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Aug 19

    Injury Crash I90 at milepost 10

    Injury Crash I90 at milepost 10
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
  • Aug 19

    District 1 Injury crash US95 at milepost 513 north of Bonners Ferry

    District 1 Injury crash US95 at milepost 513 north of Bonners Ferry
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
Rank this Week: 188

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Aug 19

    Of empowering storytelling, restorative justice and listening.

    Of empowering storytelling, restorative justice and listening.
    By Jon Katz, a criminal defense and DWI defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia and beyond for the best possible results in drug, sex, DWI, felony and misdemeanor cases.…
  • Aug 16

    I am back from vacation, batteries recharged.

    I am back from vacation, batteries recharged.
    By Jon Katz, a criminal defense and DWI defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia and beyond for the best possible results in drug, sex, DWI, felony and misdemeanor…
  • Aug 14

    It is all about client service.

    It is all about client service.
    By Jon Katz, a criminal defense and DWI defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia and beyond for the best possible results in drug, sex, DWI, felony and misdemeanor cases.http://katzjustice.com My full-time assistant…
Rank this Week: 244

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: 569

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/
  • Aug 19

    De Novo Territory Still A Wasteland

    De Novo Territory Still A Wasteland
    *The collateral damage caused by a non-existent condition that actually exists--the oft-denied FDIC mortorium on de novo bank approvals--includes bank M&A activity. According to the American Banker's Robert Barba and industry participants…
  • Aug 17

    HMDA Data Drill-Down

    HMDA Data Drill-Down
    Attorney Warren Traiger thinks that the proposed CFPB changes to HMDA will be "a fair lending game changer" (paid subscription required). Information that is currently proprietary, like applicants' credit scores and debt-to-income…
  • Aug 12

    FinCEN: All's Well With Marijuana Banking

    FinCEN: All's Well With Marijuana Banking
    Apparently, FinCEN chief Jennifer Shasky Calvery has surveyed the battleground that is marijuana banking, decided that the battle has been won, and is telling the world to "move along now, nothing to see here" (paid subscription…
Rank this Week: 406

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
  • Aug 19

    New Article: “‘Pennies on the Dollar': Reallocating Risk and Deficiency Judgment Liability”

    New Article: “‘Pennies on the Dollar': Reallocating Risk and Deficiency Judgment Liability”
    New Article: Kristen Barnes, ‘Pennies on the Dollar': Reallocating Risk and Deficiency Judgment Liability, forthcoming S.C. L. Rev. 2014.  Abstract below: Many homeowners are unaware that they face the prospect of crushing personal…
  • Aug 18

    Extension of the deadline for AALS Poverty Section Call for Papers, new deadline Sept. 1

    Extension of the deadline for AALS Poverty Section Call for Papers, new deadline Sept. 1
    The AALS Section on Poverty Law will sponsor a session at the 2015 AALS Annual Meeting on January 4, 2015. The title of the program is Working But Poor: Understanding and Confronting the Working Poor Phenomenon. In collaboration…
  • Aug 16

    Thoughts on Transferring for Law Student

    Thoughts on Transferring for Law Student
    This blog post is aimed largely at law students, not at law professors.  But I have felt I should say something about the topic of law student transfers for some time, if for no other reason than so that I … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 698

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 453

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/
  • Aug 19

    FINRA Investor Alert Warns About Scams Touting Ebola Cure and Other Viral Disease Stock Scheme

    FINRA Investor Alert Warns About Scams Touting Ebola Cure and Other Viral Disease Stock Scheme
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has put out an investor alert warning against buying stocks in companies claiming to combat viral diseases. The self-regulatory organization says it knows of several possible schemes involving stock…
  • Aug 18

    SEC Files Charges in $4.5M Houston-Based Pump-and-Dump Scam

    SEC Files Charges in $4.5M Houston-Based Pump-and-Dump Scam
    The SEC has filed charges against Chimera Energy, a Houston-based penny stock scam, and four individuals for their purported involvement in a pump-and-dump scam that made over $4.5 million in illicit proceeds. Investors were led to believe…
  • Aug 15

    UBS Wealth, OppenheimerFunds Take Financial Hit From Puerto Rico Muni Bond

    UBS Wealth, OppenheimerFunds Take Financial Hit From Puerto Rico Muni Bond
    Even though UBS Wealth Management Americas (UBS) has been generating record revenue, the financial firm saw its profits drop upon reporting that had it put aside $44 million for litigation costs primarily related to Puerto Rico bond fraud…
Rank this Week: 250

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

Covers vehicle accidents, clergy abuse, personal injury and wrongful death. By Bisnar & Chase.

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Motorcyclist Seriously Injured Riverside Car Accident

    Motorcyclist Seriously Injured Riverside Car Accident
    A teen motorcyclist suffered major injuries in a Riverside car accident after a vehicle turning left struck him. According to a news report in The Press Enterprise, the motorcycle accident occurred the evening of August 13, 2014 in front of…
  • Aug 18

    One Killed, 13 People Injured In El Monte Freeway Pileup

    One Killed, 13 People Injured In El Monte Freeway Pileup
    Maydelin Salas, 5, was killed and 13 others were injured in a 11-vehicle crash on the eastbound 60 Freeway at Santa Anita Avenue in El Monte. According to a news report in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the fatal crash and pileup occurred…
  • Aug 11

    Two Recent Dog Attacks In Riverside County Injure Children

    Two Recent Dog Attacks In Riverside County Injure Children
    At least two dog bite cases have been reported out of Riverside County just over the last few weeks. According to a KABC news report, a 5-year-old boy in Thermal was bitten on his face and an arm by a German Shepherd mix. The boy was…
Rank this Week: 47

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Aug 19

    Exit, voice, and the privacy paradox

    Exit, voice, and the privacy paradox
    Christopher Hoofnagle writes for Medium, August 4, 2014 Privacy surveys find that individuals care about privacy, but any observer of social networks can find a great deal of profligate, ill-advised information sharing. 
  • Aug 19

    American exceptionism

    American exceptionism
    Jonathan Simon interviewed on This is Hell, August 2, 2014 “2014 is to mass incarceration what 1964 was to segregation – the year that it became totally discredited, but also ended up becoming the norm for American society.”
  • Aug 19

    Botox maker Allergan’s takeover defense speed bump

    Botox maker Allergan’s takeover defense speed bump
    Steven Davidoff Solomon and Peter J. Henning write for The New York Times, August 1, 2014 Allergan has taken a well-worn route to fight off a takeover bid from Valeant Pharmaceuticals and William A. Ackman’s hedge fund,…
Rank this Week: 53

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
  • Aug 19

    Asians want to live, buy homes and invest in Orange County

    Asians want to live, buy homes and invest in Orange County
    By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 19 August 2014   Asians love California, particularly Southern California! They love it as a place to live, buy homes, invest, go to…
  • Aug 18

    JMBM announces 25th annual Meet the Money® national hotel finance conference

    JMBM announces 25th annual Meet the Money® national hotel finance conference
    By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 18 August 2014 Today, the Hotel Lawyers in JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group announced our 25th Annual Meet the Money® conference to…
  • Aug 4

    FAQs about EB-5 project financing for new development

    FAQs about EB-5 project financing for new development
    By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 4 August 2014 Frequently Asked Questions about EB-5 project financing for new development by Jim Butler and Jonathan Bloch Partners, Jeffer…
Rank this Week: 757

Total Injury Blog

Total Injury Blog

Covers car accident cases, and personal injury cases in the news. By Kevin W. Chern.

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

    Settlement In Moore-Bertuzzi Case

    Settlement In Moore-Bertuzzi Case
    Former Colorado Avalanche, Steve Moore, has settled his lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks regarding a career-ending hit to the head; both sides agreed to a confidential out-of-court settlement on August 19th.…
  • Mar 11

    Settlement Deal for a Man Wrongly Incarcerated

    Settlement Deal for a Man Wrongly Incarcerated
    By Mary Ann Gorman The city of New York and wrongly incarcerated, David Ranta, came to a $6.4 million settlement deal after Ranta spent over 20 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. In a 1990 case, Ranta was convicted of murdering a…
  • Mar 1

    Citi Bike Faces First Personal Injury Lawsuit

    Citi Bike Faces First Personal Injury Lawsuit
    By Mary Ann Gorman Citi Bike, a bike share system in New York City since May 2013, is being sued in a personal injury case, along with the city of New York for $15 million. A 73-year-old man from Westport, Connecticut, is suing Citi Bike and…
Rank this Week: 275

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 804

Hunter's Query

Hunter's Query

Features research tips and law library news. From the Howard W. Hunter Law Library at the J. Reuben Clark Law School.

http://huntersquery.byulaw.info/wordpress/
  • Aug 19

    Welcome, Class of 2017!

    Welcome, Class of 2017!
    The Law Library is happy to welcome the class of 2017 to the law school!  We’re excited that you’re here with us and want you to know that we’re here to help you throughout your legal education.  In addition to the…
  • Aug 18

    New Library Website

    New Library Website
    Today we’re happy to announce the launch of our new website!  A lot of hard work has gone into the new design, especially by our webmaster Laurie Urquiaga.  Please test it out and let us know if there’s anything you find…
  • Aug 14

    Goodbye, Galen

    Goodbye, Galen
    Tomorrow we say goodbye to our wonderful faculty services librarian, Galen Fletcher. Galen has been a fantastic colleague and someone whom our faculty, students, and all of us in the library have come to rely on for research and library…
Rank this Week: 311

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Aug 19

    Federal Circuit Affirms Inequitable Conduct Against Apotex

    Federal Circuit Affirms Inequitable Conduct Against Apotex
    Apotex Inc. and Apotex Corp. (collectively, “Apotex”) appealed the decision of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida finding that Apotex’s U.S. Patent No. 6,767,556 (“the…
  • Aug 14

    CAFC Reverses Summary Judgment for Lack of Adequate Written Description

    CAFC Reverses Summary Judgment for Lack of Adequate Written Description
    In ScriptPro, LLC v. Innovation Associates, the Federal Circuit recently addressed the sufficiency of a disclosure vis-a-vis the patent claims issued. The dispute arose when ScriptPro, LLC and ScriptPro USA, Inc. (collectively,…
  • Aug 13

    Head-Mounted Wearable Tech

    Head-Mounted Wearable Tech
    The field of wearable technology became somewhat “sexy” with the much-anticipated release of Google Glass, a lightweight pair of glasses that incorporates computer elements, sensors and other…
Rank this Week: 420

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

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

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    Am I a bit OCD about writing? Why, yes. Yes, I am.

    Am I a bit OCD about writing? Why, yes. Yes, I am.
    Proof?  My latest proofreading affidavit for my students (here).
  • Aug 19

    Dear Apple: fool me once, shame on you; fool me EIGHT TIMES, shame on me.

    Dear Apple: fool me once, shame on you; fool me EIGHT TIMES, shame on me.
    I give up.  I have owned eight of your Airport Time Machines.  Eight.  And the number of them that have failed catastrophically?  EIGHT, including the replacement one that the Apple Genius gave me yesterday (w/o a receipt,…
  • Aug 18

    Bravo, Steven Lubet!

    Bravo, Steven Lubet!
    His post over at The Faculty Lounge is superb in its dissection of the Salaita issues.  My only tiny quibble is that I'm totally ok with Illinois's decision not to hire Salaita.
Rank this Week: 548

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Aug 19

    Valde Mirum

    Valde Mirum
    This is soooo weird: Krebs on Security, Lorem Ipsum: Of Good & Evil, Google & China.
  • Aug 18

    Ferguson’s Backstory

    Ferguson’s Backstory
    Amazing Whitepaper by ArchCity Defenders, a legal aid organization representing indigent defendants in the St. Louis metropolitan area, on how Ferguson police/prosecutors/judiciary are in league to milk poor defendants of large fines on the…
  • Aug 18

    Jotwell Needs a Student Editor

    Jotwell Needs a Student Editor
    Apologies, blog readers, but this announcement is for UM Law 2L and 3L students only: Jotwell, the online journal of reviews of recent faculty scholarship relating to the law, needs a third student editor. The ideal candidate will be…
Rank this Week: 23

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

Shares advice for business owners & executives. By Cleve Clinton and Jamie Ribman.

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • Aug 19

    “Affluenza” Follow-Up

    “Affluenza” Follow-Up
    For those of you who took an interest in our Affluenza article from June, you may be interested to know that there are developments in the real-life story. Frederick Couch, the father of “affluenza” defendant Ethan Couch, was…
  • Jul 24

    Cyber Security: Forewarned is Fair-Warned

    Cyber Security: Forewarned is Fair-Warned
    When Wei Wong, owner of Sushi Mushi, a popular Japanese food bistro in Texas, installed a phone add-on to take credit and debit card payments straight from his employees’ phones, his revenues skyrocketed. Yesterday the Feds told…
  • Jul 24

    Open-Carriers Pose a Threat to Restaurants with Liquor License

    Open-Carriers Pose a Threat to Restaurants with Liquor License
    Regardless of their personal stance on any hot-button social issue, most business owners do not want their place of business to be the focus of demonstrations on that issue – wisely so, because rarely does being the focus of a political…
Rank this Week: 908

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

Covers federal crimes and criminal defense. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 67

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: 298

New Jersey Law Blog

New Jersey Law Blog

Covers ADR, bankruptcy, business, family law, employment, intellectual property, real estate, estate planning and more. By Stark & Stark.

http://www.njlawblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Franchisee's Fraud Claim Rejected Under New Jersey Law

    Franchisee's Fraud Claim Rejected Under New Jersey Law
    The recent decision of Yogo Factory Franchising, Inc. v. Edmond Ying, et al., (US District Court D. New Jersey 2014), has been the subject of prior blog postings. We have discussed the court's enforcement of the arbitration provision…
  • Aug 18

    New Jersey Appellate Court Permits Employers to Reduce The Statute of Limitations for New Jersey Based Employment Claims Under Certain Circumstance

    New Jersey Appellate Court Permits Employers to Reduce The Statute of Limitations for New Jersey Based Employment Claims Under Certain Circumstance
    A New Jersey Appellate Court was presented with deciding “whether a contractual provision, contained in an employment application, by which the employee waives the two year statute of limitations applicable to claims against the…
  • Aug 12

    Are Fines an Effective Tool for Franchisors?

    Are Fines an Effective Tool for Franchisors?
    A common question that we receive from our franchisor clients is, “Can we update our FDD and franchise agreement permitting the franchisor to impose fines on franchisees for non-compliance?” The simple answer is that while you can…
Rank this Week: 563

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

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

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Aug 19

    SEC Announces Sweeping Examinations of Brokerage Firm

    SEC Announces Sweeping Examinations of Brokerage Firm
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: The SEC is planning to examine brokerages in 2015 with a focus on sales of expensive mutual funds as well as problem brokers. Sales of expensive…
  • Aug 19

    Former UBS Broker Pleads Guilty to Ponzi Scheme

    Former UBS Broker Pleads Guilty to Ponzi Scheme
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: Donna Tucker, a former UBS Wealth Management Americas broker, was charged by the SEC with perpetrating a five-year Ponzi scheme. Tucker began her career…
  • Aug 18

    SEC Charges Morgan Stanley with Misleading Investors in Subprime RMBS Offering

    SEC Charges Morgan Stanley with Misleading Investors in Subprime RMBS Offering
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: The SEC charged three Morgan Stanley entities with misleading investors in a pair of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) securitizations that the firms…
Rank this Week: 165

North Carolina Estate Planning…

North Carolina Estate Planning Blog

Covers legal issues relating to wealth transfer, asset preservation, probate, and taxation. By Greg Herman-Giddens of Trust Counsel, P.A.

http://www.ncestateplanningblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Increasing Trust Income Distribution

    Increasing Trust Income Distribution
    Many trusts provide for lifetime income, but no principal, to the first generation of beneficiaries. In these days of low interest rates, income payments have suffered. However, income distributions from trusts do not have to be permanently…
  • Aug 8

    North Carolina Durable Powers of Attorney

    North Carolina Durable Powers of Attorney
    A Durable Power of Attorney (“DPOA”) is an essential estate planning tool for most of our clients, allowing them to name an individual to handle their financial affairs in the event of incapacity. Typically, we draft DPOA’s…
  • Jul 23

    When Beneficiary Designations are Void

    When Beneficiary Designations are Void
    As a general rule, beneficiary designations supersede instructions for transferring assets that may appear in a Will. This is one of the reasons why regular reviews of one’s estate plan are critical. A Last Will and Testament may be…
Rank this Week: 631

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

Covers Florida estate planning and condo laws. By Sackrin & Tolchinsky.

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
Rank this Week: 543

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

Covers the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control and its Specially Designated Nationals list. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://ofac-sdn-list-removal.com/
Rank this Week: 346

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

Uses topical issues to examine different crimes in Washington, D.C. Discusses individual crimes and defense strategies. Ruminates on the challenges of law practice and being a solo practitioner. By Jamison Koehler.

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • Aug 19

    My Real (and Not So Real) Heroe

    My Real (and Not So Real) Heroe
    Guest Post by Somers Brush I normally tell people that my desire to be a lawyer came after the couple of weeks I spent with my aunt and uncle during the summer before my senior year of high school. I shadowed my Aunt Susan and watched her in…
  • Aug 1

    Judge Easterly Lets The Facts Speak For Themselves In Damning the Government for Brady Violation

    Judge Easterly Lets The Facts Speak For Themselves In Damning the Government for Brady Violation
    You suspect it happens all the time:  the prosecutor withholds exculpatory information from the defendant, thereby preventing the defendant from mounting an effective defense.  The problem is that, with the government in sole…
  • Jul 30

    “Equal Justice Under Law”: Why Alec Karakatsanis Is Not Smug, Humorless Public Interest Lawyer

    “Equal Justice Under Law”: Why Alec Karakatsanis Is Not Smug, Humorless Public Interest Lawyer
    One of the hazards of public interest work is that it seems to contribute to smugness.  I may be underpaid and overworked.  But at least I am doing the Lord’s work.  And that work is more important than anything my higher…
Rank this Week: 550

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

Discuss labor and employment law issues for the San Antonio, Texas community. By Thomas J. Crane.

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    San Antonio lawyer Represenetd Both Parties to a Lawsuit

    San Antonio lawyer Represenetd Both Parties to a Lawsuit
    If true, this lawyer deserves the award for the most moxie. According to a recent San Antonio Express News report, Andrew Toscano in effect represented both sides to a lawsuit. In a personal injury lawsuit, R.D. Galvan and Luciano Morin sued…
  • Aug 13

    Loser Pays Winner's Court Costs and, Sometimes More

    Loser Pays Winner's Court Costs and, Sometimes More
            courtesy of creation c Yes, a plaintiff in an employment lawsuit can be hit with an award of attorney's fees. In federal court, the losing party is almost always ordered to pay the other side's court costs.…
  • Aug 12

    PM Al-Maliki Just Cannot Let Go

    PM Al-Maliki Just Cannot Let Go
    I have to say, I find it fascinating that the Iraq Prime Minister will not give up his seat for the good of his country. He persists in holding onto his seat with clenched teeth, despite his own party turning away from him. See CBS news…
Rank this Week: 641

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

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

http://www.salmonellablog.com/
  • Aug 19

    nSpired Natural Foods Recalls Peanut and Almond Butter

    nSpired Natural Foods Recalls Peanut and Almond Butter
    nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain retail lots of Arrowhead Mills® Peanut Butters, MaraNatha® Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label nut butters packaged in glass... Continue Reading
  • Aug 14

    Salmonella Chia Outbreak Appears Over

    Salmonella Chia Outbreak Appears Over
    In Canada, four strains of Salmonella were associated with this outbreak: Salmonella Newport, Salmonella Hartford, Salmonella Oranienburg, and Salmonella Saintpaul. In total, 63 cases were reported in British Columbia (14),... Continue…
  • Aug 10

    Beware of Chicks and Ducks with Salmonella

    Beware of Chicks and Ducks with Salmonella
    Friday the CDC updated its ongoing reporting of a Salmonella outbreak linked to baby chickens and ducks.  Now a total of 300 persons infected with the outbreak strains…
Rank this Week: 644