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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/
  • Apr 16

    Update on HathiTrust govdoc

    Update on HathiTrust govdoc
    The latest Update on HathiTrust Activities  announces that the US Federal Government Documents Initiative report is now available, reporting on the status of the Hathi govdocs initiative as well as recommendations for future action and…
  • Apr 15

    ABA Techshow starts tomorrow

    ABA Techshow starts tomorrow
    ABA Techshow takes place in Chicago April 16-18. For those of us who aren't able to attend, Attorney at Work has a "Scouting Report" on some of the highlights.  
  • Apr 13

    A brief history of technology and law

    A brief history of technology and law
    The ABA Journal recently had an article titled "100 innovations in law" that gave an interesting history of how the evolution of technology has changed the law, and the way law is practiced, over the years. The examples range from the…
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Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Law Blog

Covers radio, advertising, the FCC, indecency and intellectual property. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 317

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law…

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law Blog

Cover international estate planning considerations, sophisticated estate planning techniques, answers to common estate planning questions, and probate, estate and gift tax law By Janet Brewer.

http://www.calprobate.com/blog/
  • Apr 13

    QTIP Trust Frequently Asked Question

    QTIP Trust Frequently Asked Question
    QTIP trusts are excellent options for a number of married couples, especially those who have been married two or more times, or those with blended families. However, not many people understand what a QTIP trust is, what the benefits are, or…
  • Apr 10

    California Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions (Part 2)

    California Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions (Part 2)
    In our last post, we outlined four common myths surrounding estate planning in California. Today, we’ll look at four more common misconceptions that we hear in our office from individuals new to estate planning.
  • Apr 9

    California Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions (Part 1)

    California Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions (Part 1)
    One of the reasons that far too many people don’t take care of their basic estate planning needs is that they hold common misconceptions about what estate planning is, how it works, and whether they need to worry about it. Below, we…
Rank this Week: 318

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Informs local attorneys of major legal developments important to their practice. By Sue Altmeyer.

http://suealtmeyer.typepad.com/cleveland_law_library_web/
  • Apr 10

    The Nation's 1st Online Hybrid Law Degree is Underway in St. Paul, Minnesota

    The Nation's 1st Online Hybrid Law Degree is Underway in St. Paul, Minnesota
    The William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota is the 1st law school in the country to offer an online hybrid law degree. It is also the country's first hybrid online and in-person program approved by the American...
  • Apr 9

    Tech Thursday: Why You Need A Third-Party Antivirus Utility On Your Windows Computer

    Tech Thursday: Why You Need A Third-Party Antivirus Utility On Your Windows Computer
    Your Windows computer comes with a built-in antivirus program, but you shouldn't rely on it to keep you totally safe. PCMag's Neil J. Rubenking's article "Think Windows's Built-In Antivirus Will Keep You Safe? You're Wrong" offers some…
  • Mar 27

    Ohio Supreme Court Adopts New Amendments to Ohio Ethics Rules for Lawyer

    Ohio Supreme Court Adopts New Amendments to Ohio Ethics Rules for Lawyer
    The Ohio Supreme Court recently adopted several amendments to the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct. Some of the major topics covered by the new changes include technology, confidentiality, client development, and client solicitation.…
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ADR Times

ADR Times

Covers alternative dispute resolution issues.

http://www.adrtimes.com/
  • Aug 19

    Patent Litigation

    Patent Litigation
    While not very impressive grammatically, the statement published on Tesla's website in June 2014 that "all our patent are belong to you" might have some earthshaking consequences in the intellectual property world. 
  • Aug 18

    Arbitration Award Vacated Because Arbitrators Were Impartial

    Arbitration Award Vacated Because Arbitrators Were Impartial
    Although we usually expect arbitrators to be impartial, the Supreme Court of Texas vacated an arbitration award because the chosen arbitrators were too impartial.Americo Life, Inc. v. Myer, __S.W.3d__, 2014 WL 2789429 (Tex. June…
  • Aug 15

    Awareness, Choice and Action

    Awareness, Choice and Action
    Teaching principles of peacemaking is based on three ideas: Awareness, choice, and action.  Much conflict stems from automatic, reactive behavior. We, as humans, are hard wired to protect our personal identities.
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California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 321

Securities Litigation and…

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

Covers SEC investigations, insider trading, derivative actions, white collar defense, and whistleblowers. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/securities-litigation/
Rank this Week: 322

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto, Professor Luis E. Chiesa and law student Suzanne McMillan.

http://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Apr 20

    Coexisting: When a Mountain Lion Lives Under the House

    Coexisting: When a Mountain Lion Lives Under the House
    Jennifer Molidor When we take away wild places for wild animals, those animals find ways of showing up in our backyard. When that animal is a predator all hell breaks loose, suburban-wild style. This was exemplified by last week’s…
  • Apr 17

    Chicago Animal Law Symposium

    Chicago Animal Law Symposium
    On Saturday, April 4, over 70 law students and animal advocates came together to attend the first symposium of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund’s (SALDF) Chicago regional network. At this cutting-edge event, top experts discussed…
  • Apr 16

    Animal Law Position at Harvard

    Animal Law Position at Harvard
    David Cassuto Harvard has a brand new Animal Law Program and is looking for an Executive Director.   This is a great opportunity. Details here.
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Stop Collector Blog

Stop Collector Blog

Covers debt collection, debt collector harassment, and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. By Lemberg & Associates.

http://www.stopcollector.com/category/blog
  • Dec 19

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check
    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently introduced the Equal Employment for All Act, which would stop employers from requiring job applicants to share their credit histories. According to a press release from Warren’s office, “It…
  • Dec 19

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check
    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently introduced the Equal Employment for All Act, which would stop employers from requiring job applicants to share their credit histories. According to a press release from Warren’s office, “It…
  • Dec 18

    Colorado AG Sues United Credit Recovery

    Colorado AG Sues United Credit Recovery
    The Attorney General of Colorado, John Suthers, recently announced that his office filed suit against United Credit Recovery. The lawsuit alleges that United Credit Recovery (also known as UCR) bought debt portfolios from US Bank and Wells…
Rank this Week: 324

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
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Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

Thoughts on the construction law landscape. By Christopher G. Hill.

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Apr 6

    Construction Law Musings Hits the Beach

    Construction Law Musings Hits the Beach
    While you read this, The Law Office of Christopher G. Hill, PC is closed and I am happily with family and good friends enjoying some sun and surf.  I hope to be back refreshed and ready to go on my return. In the meantime, feel free to…
  • Mar 23

    A Relatively Small Exception to Fraud and Contract Don’t Mix

    A Relatively Small Exception to Fraud and Contract Don’t Mix
    Remember all of my posts about how fraud and contract claims don’t usually play well in litigation?  Well, as always with the law, there are exceptions.  For instance, a well plead Virginia Consumer Protection Act claim will…
  • Mar 17

    Musings on Guest Post Friday

    Musings on Guest Post Friday
    Originally posted 2010-11-05 09:00:03. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWhen I first got the idea of “Guest Post Fridays” back in early 2009 and then launched it with a great post from Scott Wolfe of The Wolfe Law Group…
Rank this Week: 326

Mass Tort Defense

Mass Tort Defense

Covers legal issues relating to defense of mass tort cases and large scale product liability claims. By Sean P. Wajert of Dechert, LLP.

http://www.masstortdefense.com/
  • Mar 9

    Upcoming Seminar of Interest

    Upcoming Seminar of Interest
    Our readers may be interested in the upcoming seminar: Chemical Products Liability and Environmental Litigation.   It's scheduled for April 22-23 in New Orleans, and includes topics such as Recent Developments In Fracking…
  • Mar 6

    Federal Court Denies Certification in Groundwater Class Case

    Federal Court Denies Certification in Groundwater Class Case
    A federal judge in Oklahoma earlier this week denied class certification to homeowners living near a research facility, holding that individual issues outweighed allegedly common issues among the class claiming injury from contamination from…
  • Mar 3

    Publication of my new Class Action & Mass Torts Answer Book

    Publication of my new Class Action & Mass Torts Answer Book
    Just a quick note.  Your humble blogger is very pleased to announce the availability of my latest publication, the Class Action and Mass Tort Answer Book (PLI 2015).  It is available here.  (I don't spend all my time posting…
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Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

Covers corporate trustees, compensation disputes, contested guardianship proceedings, creditors' claims, homestead litigation, will construction litigation, and trust and estates litigation. By Juan C. Antunez.

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
  • Apr 20

    Tax Court: Will a faith-based arbitration clause disqualify your trust for tax purposes?

    Tax Court: Will a faith-based arbitration clause disqualify your trust for tax purposes?
    Mikel v. Comm’r, T.C. Memo. 2015-64, 2015 WL 1518063 (U.S.Tax Ct. April 6, 2015) We aren’t doing our jobs as estate planners if we don’t anticipate — and plan accordingly for — the structural…
  • Apr 6

    4th DCA: Is a spousal undue influence claim impossible under Florida law?

    4th DCA: Is a spousal undue influence claim impossible under Florida law?
    Blinn v. Carlman, — So.3d —-, 2015 WL 1223665 (Fla. 4th DCA March 18, 2015) (trial-court order) Who bears the burden of proof is often a decisive factor in will contests. Why? Because your single most important witness…
  • Mar 20

    Interview with a Probate Lawyer: Richard L. Pearse, Jr.

    Interview with a Probate Lawyer: Richard L. Pearse, Jr.
    Richard L. Pearse, Jr. of Pearse & Stinson, P.A. in Clearwater, Florida, was on the winning side of Kemp & Associates, Inc. v. Chisholm, an interesting 5th DCA opinion I wrote about here involving a woman’s failed attempt to…
Rank this Week: 328

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Attorney Fees for Non-Patent Claims Recoverable Under 35 U.S.C. § 285

    Attorney Fees for Non-Patent Claims Recoverable Under 35 U.S.C. § 285
    The court granted defendants' motion for attorney fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 including defending against plaintiffs' claim for breach of a license agreement. "[T]he Federal Circuit has recognized that 'in an action having both patent and…
  • Apr 17

    Text-Message Telecommunication Patent Not Invalid Under Alice

    Text-Message Telecommunication Patent Not Invalid Under Alice
    The court granted plaintiff's motion for judgment on the pleadings that its server communication patent was not invalid for lack of patentable subject matter because it claimed an inventive concept. "Claim 20 is directed to a problem unique…
  • Apr 16

    Combination of Abstract Ideas Does Not Render Unpatentable Subject Matter Patent Eligible Under Alice

    Combination of Abstract Ideas Does Not Render Unpatentable Subject Matter Patent Eligible Under Alice
    The court granted defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings that plaintiff's payroll processing patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and rejected plaintiff's argument that the patent satisfied the standard in Alice…
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Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

Covers topics related to civil litigation. By Maxwell S. Kennerly.

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Apr 8

    Phi Kappa Psi’s Doubtful Defamation Claim Against Rolling Stone

    Phi Kappa Psi’s Doubtful Defamation Claim Against Rolling Stone
    Rolling Stone’s recent article, “A Rape on Campus,” needs no introduction. (If you really need one, check the extensive Wikipedia article.) On April 5, Rolling Stone formally retracted the article and published an extensive…
  • Apr 1

    PA Supreme Court Rejects “Assumption of Risk” In Malpractice Case

    PA Supreme Court Rejects “Assumption of Risk” In Malpractice Case
    Years ago, a family friend hired a contractor to do some basic work around the house, and paid half the cost as a deposit. Mid-way through, it became clear the contractor was doing a terrible job and that everything would need to be redone,…
  • Mar 11

    Doctor, Before You Save My Life, Can I See Your Hospital Contract?

    Doctor, Before You Save My Life, Can I See Your Hospital Contract?
    Yesterday, my wife called me on her way back from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s oral arguments to tell me about Green v. Pennsylvania Hospital et al., a medical malpractice case. She swiftly assigned me two tasks: first, I had to…
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Trial Advocacy Blog

Trial Advocacy Blog

Focuses on trial advocacy. From Temple University's Beasley School of Law.

http://indexhtml.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 11

    Temple Law alum vies for vacant Montana Supreme Court seat

    Temple Law alum vies for vacant Montana Supreme Court seat
    Copyright 2014 Great Falls TribuneAll Rights ReservedGreat Falls Tribune (Montana)March 9, 2014 Sunday1 EditionSECTION: A; Pg. 1LENGTH: 1677 wordsHEADLINE: 15 vie for vacant state Supreme Court seatBYLINE: By, John S.…
  • Nov 21

    Samuel Pond and Jerry Lehocky Create Trial Advocacy Scholarship at Temple University Beasley School of Law

    Samuel Pond and Jerry Lehocky Create Trial Advocacy Scholarship at Temple University Beasley School of Law
    Once classmates, now law partners, attorneys Samuel H. Pond and Jerry M. Lehocky have found a way to give back to the institution that launched their highly successful careers in law. The two partners at Philadelphia-based Pond Lehocky Stern…
  • Nov 14

    August/September 2013 Law Library Acquisition

    August/September 2013 Law Library Acquisition
    Administrative LawFederal administrative law / by Gary Lawson.Lawson, Gary, 1958-St. Paul, Minn. : West, c2013.TZ2 L445 2013 Administrative Law Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, 2012 / edited by Jeffery S. …
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TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Apr 9

    What is wrong with John Oliver’s interview with Edward Snowden

    What is wrong with John Oliver’s interview with Edward Snowden
    This week, comedian John Oliver landed a huge journalistic exclusive when he travelled to Russia to interview none other than Edward Snowden. Here is the clip, but bizarrely it cannot be viewed in the UK at the time of writing, so fire up…
  • Apr 8

    European Court decides about linking to infringing materials (or does it?)

    European Court decides about linking to infringing materials (or does it?)
    It has been often remarked in these pages that we seem to be going back in time when it comes to copyright case law. In particular, the fact that the Court of Justice of the European Union continues to decide cases about linking seems to me…
  • Apr 2

    UK Court of Appeals confirms tort of privacy in Google v Vidal-Hall

    UK Court of Appeals confirms tort of privacy in Google v Vidal-Hall
    As we reported last year, an English court recognised the existence of a tort of privacy (more accurately, the tort of misuse of private information) in the case of Vidal-Hall v Google. The case involved a group of Google users who sued the…
Rank this Week: 332

WisBlawg

WisBlawg

Covers legal research and Internet news & information with an emphasis on Wisconsin. From the University of Wisconsin Law Library and librarian Bonnie Shucha.

http://www.law.wisc.edu/blogs/wisblawg/
  • Jan 6

    UW Law Library Website and WisBlawg Redesign

    UW Law Library Website and WisBlawg Redesign
    Within the next week, the UW Law Library will be introducing a new website redesign. The new site features a slimmed-down look and a more user friendly design - we hope! Here's a sneak preview. In conjunction with the new library…
  • Dec 10

    Mobile Legal Dictionarie

    Mobile Legal Dictionarie
    Looking for a legal dictionary for your mobile device? Law Technology News has a good review of apps for both the legal professional and the non-lawyer. Apps are available in both iOS and Android and range from free to $55. Here's a sneak…
  • Nov 6

    Water Law in Wisconsin

    Water Law in Wisconsin
    My colleague, Jenny Zook, has written a great piece on Water Law in Wisconsin for the latest Inside Track from the State Bar of Wisconsin. Here's the abstract:The Great Lakes Region, at about 20 percent the world's surface fresh water,…
Rank this Week: 333

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

Covers consumer marketing, advertising and promotional activities. By Arnold & Porter.

http://www.consumeradvertisinglawblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Three Data Security Breach Cases Dismissed

    Three Data Security Breach Cases Dismissed
    In March, three putative class actions stemming from data security breaches were dismissed due to lack of standing or to plaintiffs’ inability to state a valid claim. In the first, filed against national payroll service Paytime, Inc. in…
  • Apr 16

    Montana, Wyoming, and Connecticut Expand Data Security Protection

    Montana, Wyoming, and Connecticut Expand Data Security Protection
    In the midst of substantial legislative attention to data security and privacy in states across the nation this year, two states took concrete action this month to clarify and expand notification requirements following a data security breach.…
  • Apr 14

    California AG Renews Focus on Transparency in Supply Chains Act

    California AG Renews Focus on Transparency in Supply Chains Act
    In a long-anticipated move, and what appears to be a precursor to enforcement action, the California Attorney General has begun sending letters to retailers and manufacturers requesting proof that they comply with the California Transparency…
Rank this Week: 334

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law…

Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law Blog

Covers Inland Empire municipal law, personal injury law, real estate law and small business law.

http://michaelreiterlaw.wordpress.com/
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Photo Attorney

Photo Attorney

Covers legal issues for photographers. By Carolyn E. Wright.

http://www.photoattorney.com
  • Apr 15

    Musician’s Photo Release is a Rights Grab

    Musician’s Photo Release is a Rights Grab
    Meghan Trainor, the popular singer of “All About That Bass,” and her management company, Atom Factory Music, LLC, reportedly are making photographers and videographers sign a Release to get a photo credential at…
  • Apr 7

    Federal Lands Photography Rule

    Federal Lands Photography Rule
    When photographing on federal lands, it’s helpful to know the rules and carry a copy of them with you in case you are challenged. Here are links to them for your reference: National Park Service…
  • Mar 26

    Senate Bill Seeks to Require Permitting for Filming on Federal Land

    Senate Bill Seeks to Require Permitting for Filming on Federal Land
    U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski from Alaska introduced in the U.S. Senate on February 5 a bill entitled the “Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015,” which, if passed, will require a $200 per year permit for any crews of…
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Legal Research Plus

Legal Research Plus

By Paul Lomio, Erika V. Wayne, Kate, Wilko and George Wilson. The authors are law librarians and advanced legal research instructors at Stanford Law School.

http://legalresearchplus.com
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Forced Migration Current Awareness…

Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog

Highlights web research and information relatd to refugees, IDPs and forced migration. By Elisa Mason.

http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Admin: Spring Break

    Admin: Spring Break
    This blog will be quiet until the last week of April.
  • Apr 17

    Regional Focus: Europe

    Regional Focus: Europe
    Asylum for the Jews of France? (The Asylumist, April 2015) [text]Asylum Procedures in the EU (EPRS, April 2015) [text]EU Dublin Asylum System Faces Uncertain Future after Ruling in Afghan Family’s Case (Migration Information Source,…
  • Apr 17

    Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria

    Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria
    Ad-hoc Query on "the Application of Article 1F of the Refugee Convention in Syrian Asylum Cases" (European Migration Network, Dec. 2014) [text]Conflict, Famine, Refugees, and IDPs: A Perfect Storm in Yemen? (Future Development Blog, April…
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Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

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

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 339

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Case Clothesed For Fashion Law

Covers trade dress, trademark, design patent and counterfeiting issues in the fashion industry. By New York Law School.

http://www.caseclothesed.com/
  • Oct 11

    Artistic Expression: Fashion Friend or Faux Pas?

    Artistic Expression: Fashion Friend or Faux Pas?
    By: Andriana Chryssikos High fashion luxury labels have found themselves to be stuck somewhere in between our youth culture’s fashion craze: streetwear parodies of well-known luxury labels, and a trademark infringement lawsuit. …
  • Oct 9

    Business of Fashion Part 1: Fashion Licensing

    Business of Fashion Part 1: Fashion Licensing
    By: Sandra Stanfield Fashion companies utilize a mechanism called licensing to expand the brand and also increase revenue via royalties. So what exactly is licensing? Licensing is the process of “renting” a fashion company’s…
  • Oct 7

    Ready or Not: 3-D Printing

    Ready or Not: 3-D Printing
    Written By: Tracy Weintstein Technology, technology, technology. It is all we hear and read about, and whether we like it or not, technology is rapidly altering the world around us. Some are completely intrigued by it and some begrudgingly…
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Coverage Counsel

Coverage Counsel

Covers New York insurance coverage cases and issues. By Roy A. Mura.

http://nycoveragecounsel.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 341

Reclaiming Futures

Reclaiming Futures

Covers juvenile courts, justice and reform.

http://www.reclaimingfutures.org/blog/
  • Jul 3

    Judge Anthony Capizzi & Montgomery County Ohio Reclaiming Futures Day

    Judge Anthony Capizzi & Montgomery County Ohio Reclaiming Futures Day
    This past Sunday, we recognized the inspiring work of the Montgomery County Ohio Reclaiming Futures site and the leadership of Judge Anthony Capizzi. Their tireless work to reclaim our youth serves as an example to communities across the…
  • Jul 2

    OP-ED: Always Learning How to be a Better Mentor

    OP-ED: Always Learning How to be a Better Mentor
    Editor's Note: This post originally appeared on JJIE.org and is reprinted with permission. Role: Mentor, Status: In Progress It’s nearing 8:30 p.m. on a Thursday. A gorgeous 4-month-old girl with beautiful brown eyes and cocoa skin is…
  • Jul 1

    Opportunity Board Roundup: Juvenile Justice Grants, Jobs, Webinars and Event

    Opportunity Board Roundup: Juvenile Justice Grants, Jobs, Webinars and Event
    Below you'll find a selection of the latest grants, jobs, webinars and events posted to our Opportunity Board. Please share the Reclaiming Futures Opportunity Board with your colleagues in the juvenile justice, adolescent substance abuse…
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Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Apr 19

    Race and the St. Louis Cardinal

    Race and the St. Louis Cardinal
    Saturday, Neesa and I went to watch the St. Louis Cardinals play the Cincinnati Reds with our youngest son Jacob. Around the third inning Neesa turned to me and said: “I have never seen so many white people in one place.” There…
  • Apr 15

    The Modern Papacy and War

    The Modern Papacy and War
    It did not receive nearly the attention it should have. In the last five weeks, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, who is the Holy See's chief diplomatic representative to the United Nations, has issued calls for organized military responses against…
  • Apr 9

    Making Sense of Human Dignity

    Making Sense of Human Dignity
    Charles White, “Oh Mary, Don’t You Weep,” 1956 “The roots of the cosmopolitanism I am defending are liberal: and they are responsive to liberalism’s insistence on human dignity. It has never been easy to say what…
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Going to the Mat

Going to the Mat

Covers issues and ideas in politics, law, and education.

http://mattjohnston.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    The Procreation Question

    The Procreation Question
    When you talk to traditional marriage advocates, there is always the procreation question.  That is, allowing gays or lesbians to get married cannot lead to naturally conceived children.  If the only purpose of marriage in this…
  • Mar 27

    "America’s problem isn’t gay marriage; it’s marriage."

    "America’s problem isn’t gay marriage; it’s marriage."
    Roger Simon argues that those among the gay/lesbian community who seek to get married are just as bourgeois as those middle class heterosexuals who want to get married.  These are people who are committed to what Simon…
  • Mar 26

    More on Gay Marriage

    More on Gay Marriage
    I have posted a few pieces on gay marriage on this site and including one before the election on the parade of horribles that a fair number of social conservatives raise when it comes to the issue.  If you are looking for one guy's…
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Law Library Letter

Law Library Letter

Summaries of recent Wyoming Supreme Court decisions and law library information. From the Wyoming State Law Library.

http://wyolawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • May 14

    Summary 2014 WY 62

    Summary 2014 WY 62
    Summary of Decision May 14, 2014Justice Fox delivered the opinion of the Court. Reversed.Case Name: LEEKS CANYON RANCH, LLC, a Wyoming limited liability company; LEEKS CANYON, LLC, a Wyoming limited liability company; ELIZABETH LOCKHART and…
  • May 14

    Summary 2014 WY 61

    Summary 2014 WY 61
    Summary of Decision May 12, 2014Justice Davis delivered the opinion for the court. Affirmed. Case Name: IN THE MATTER OF THE WORKER’S COMPENSATION CLAIM OF: CHRISTINA S. HIRSCH, AN EMPLOYEE OF BORDER FOODS, INC. v. STATE OF WYOMING…
  • May 8

    Summary 2014 WY 60

    Summary 2014 WY 60
    Summary of Decision May 8, 2014Justice Fox delivered the opinion of the Court. Affirmed.Case Name: GILBERT ORTIZ, JR. v. THE STATE OF WYOMINGDocket Number: S-13-0127URL: http://www.courts.state.wy.us/Opinions.aspxAppeal from the District…
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ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
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The Florida Asset Protection Blog

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

Covers bankruptcy planning, creditor rights, fraudulent conveyances, homestead protections and offshore planning. By Jonathan Alper.

http://floridaassetprotection.blogs.com/alperlaw/
  • Apr 20

    Fraudulent Conversion of Money To Homestead in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Fraudulent Conversion of Money To Homestead in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    Bankruptcy is very hard on wealthy debtors. In a Florida Chapter 7 bankruptcy case decided last month (March) a bankruptcy court applied the 10 year look-back provided for in Section 522 of the U.S.  Bankruptcy Code to deny a homestead…
  • Apr 13

    Short Term Rental To Tourists Jeopardizes Homestead Exemption

    Short Term Rental To Tourists Jeopardizes Homestead Exemption
    A caller said the local property appraiser took away her homestead tax exemption after neighbors complained the owner was renting rooms to tourist for short-term occupancy. The caller asks whether losing the tax exemption automatically…
  • Apr 6

    Is Debtor’s Copyright Exposed to Execution of Civil Judgement?

    Is Debtor’s Copyright Exposed to Execution of Civil Judgement?
    A client has a new tech company with what he describes as a valuable copyright. His ex-partner sued him in Virginia federal court and obtained a large judgment which the ex-partner domesticated in Florida. The creditor registered a judgment…
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TinyTechIP

TinyTechIP

Covers emerging patent developments in the areas of microelectromechanical systems and nanotechnology. By Blaise Mouttet.

http://tinytechip.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    ReRAM Patent Landscape

    ReRAM Patent Landscape
    ReRAM (Resistance RAM) is a type of memory which may one day replace Flash as the common form of non-volatile storage for electronic devices. I recently updated a file I keep on US patents related to ReRAM and some related non-volatile…
  • Dec 30

    Top Ten Nanotechnology Patents of 2012

    Top Ten Nanotechnology Patents of 2012
    The following is a list of the most interesting nanotechnology patents this past year (in my opinion):#10 - US 8093786 - Nanoscale piezoelectrics (Stevens Institute of Technology)This patent teaches manufacturing piezoelectric nanofibers…
  • Nov 5

    Memristor debate: "If it works who cares?"

    Memristor debate: "If it works who cares?"
    I have made various public arguments over the past year about why Leon Chua and HP's "memristor" models are all hype rather than a legitimate scientific model for resistance switching (e.g.
Rank this Week: 348

Florida Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice issues related to minors and children, including child safety, crimes against children, as well as medical care and health issues. By David A. Wolf.

http://www.floridachildinjurylawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 349

Federalist Society SCOTUScast

Federalist Society SCOTUScast

Provides expert commentary on U.S. Supreme Court cases as they are argued and issued. By the Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies.

http://fedsoc.server326.com/audio/SCOTUScast/SCOTUScast.xml
  • Apr 15

    Commil USA v. Cisco Systems and Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    Commil USA v. Cisco Systems and Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On March 31, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral argument for two cases: Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems and Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises. In Commil, the question is whether a defendant's good-faith belief that a patent is…
  • Apr 14

    Direct Marketing v. Brohl - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

    Direct Marketing v. Brohl - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
    On March 3, 2015, the Supreme Court decided Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl.  This case involves a Colorado law requiring retailers who do not collect Colorado sales or use tax to notify Colorado customers of their use-tax…
  • Apr 8

    City and County of San Francisco v. Sheehan - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

    City and County of San Francisco v. Sheehan - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
    On March 23, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in City and County of San Francisco v. Sheehan. This case asks two questions. The first is whether law enforcement officers are required by the Americans with Disabilities Act to…
Rank this Week: 350

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 351

Durham-in-Wonderland

Durham-in-Wonderland

Features comments and analysis about the Duke/Nifong case. By Professor KC Johnson.

http://durhamwonderland.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 17

    Closing Comment

    Closing Comment
    When I first started writing about the lacrosse case, at a joint historians’ blog called Cliopatria, I did so in reaction to the Group of 88 statement. Then (and now) I considered the statement an indefensible betrayal by professors of…
  • Jul 13

    The Group of 88 & Wikipedia

    The Group of 88 & Wikipedia
    Some interesting comments in a Wikipedia discussion thread regarding efforts to remove mention of their membership in the Group from Wikipedia bios of Group of 88 members. The evidence regarding Cathy Davidson, author of the infamous…
  • Jul 11

    Howard Update

    Howard Update
    Anne Blythe reports in the N&O that Judge Hudson has said he wants to grant bail to Darryl Howard, whose prosecution, writes Blythe, the judge described “as one of the most 'horrendous' prosecutions he had seen in his 34 years on…
Rank this Week: 352

New York Law Notes

New York Law Notes

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

http://drdiekman.podbean.com
  • Apr 20

    A question of service.

    A question of service.
    Practice point:  Defendant moved, pursuant to CPLR 5015[a][4], to vacate his default and to dismiss the complaint insofar as asserted against him on the ground that he had not been served with copies of the summons and complaint. …
  • Apr 17

    A Labor Law § 240(1) claim.

    A Labor Law § 240(1) claim.
    Practice point:  Plaintiff established his entitlement to judgment as a matter of law on his Labor Law § 240(1) claim based on his testimony that he was injured when he fell from a height of six stories when two workers standing on…
  • Apr 16

    Calculating quantum meruit compensation.

    Calculating quantum meruit compensation.
    Practice point:  The award of quantum meruit compensation under 22 NYCRR 691.10(b) is not limited to a calculation based on the number of hours worked multiplied by a reasonable hourly rate, but can also be calculated as a portion of a…
Rank this Week: 353

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Man Bites Dog?

    Man Bites Dog?
    Jesse Kidder wasn't kidding.Even though Wilcox had, allegedly, just murdered his fiancee and then his best friend.  Even though Wilcox rushed at him.Even when Wilcox reached toward his pocket.Not even when Wilcox kept shoutingShoot me!…
  • Apr 18

    You Think Maybe a Bit of Exploitation by the Media?

    You Think Maybe a Bit of Exploitation by the Media?
    Then Marty Stroud went to meet Glenn Ford.Stroud was the prosecutor who put Ford on death row 30 years ago.  Ford's the innocent guy Stroud put on death row 30 years ago.Stroud's the guy who wrote an apology to the Shreveport Times.…
  • Apr 14

    Making Plan

    Making Plan
    October 18, 2017. You can put that date in your calendar.  It's when they plan to murder Melvin Bonnell.It was in Cleveland,  November 28, 1987.  That's when Bonnell shot Robert Eugene Bunner twice. Bunner died.  Four…
Rank this Week: 354

Georgia Family Law Blog

Georgia Family Law Blog

Covers family law Issues in Georgia, including divorce, alimony, and child support. By Stephen M. Worrall.

http://www.gafamilylawblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    We're Moving!

    We're Moving!
    I am consolidating the content of all of our blogs at our Georgia Family Law website. Please join us there for new posts and to find all of our old posts.
  • Jul 27

    What happens with my Social Security if I get divorced?

    What happens with my Social Security if I get divorced?
    As a Cobb County divorce attorney, many clients ask me what the Social Security consequences would be if they were divorced. Many questions need to be answered.          Experts at AARP and the Social Security Administration provide this…
  • Jul 27

    What happens with my Social Security if I get divorced?

    What happens with my Social Security if I get divorced?
    As a Cobb County divorce attorney, many clients ask me what the Social Security consequences would be if they were divorced. Many questions need to be answered.          Experts at AARP and the Social Security Administration provide…
Rank this Week: 355

Rainmaker Lawyer Blog

Rainmaker Lawyer Blog

Covers business strategy for law firms, legal marketing, attorney business development, law firm marketing plans, and work/life balance for attorneys. By David Lorenzo.

http://www.rainmakerlawyer.com/site/index/
  • Jan 24

    New Development Experiences from Dave Lorenzo

    New Development Experiences from Dave Lorenzo
    We are excited to announce two outstanding new development experiences with Dave Lorenzo.Valtimax Revenue Revolution This full day seminar is designed to help you boost your law firm revenue in just one day. Join Dave Lorenzo as he presents…
  • May 4

    Join Us At Our Strategic Retreat in New York

    Join Us At Our Strategic Retreat in New York
    David Lorenzo, chairman of the LegalMax® Leadership Roundtable and founder of Rainmaker Lawyer® Consulting will conduct a comprehensive strategic retreat to address the most pressing issues facing law firm leaders today. This…
  • Apr 16

    Wow. That Was Fast.

    Wow. That Was Fast.
    “Are you serious about taking control of your future?” This was the question being posed to me by the guy across the table. “Yes” I answered timidly. “Then you need to learn how to get tings done…
Rank this Week: 356

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/
  • Apr 20

    Press Release: Yale Law Women Announces 2015 Top Ten Family Friendly Firm

    Press Release: Yale Law Women Announces 2015 Top Ten Family Friendly Firm
    April 20, 2015 Yale Law Women (YLW) is pleased to announce its tenth annual Top Ten Family Friendly Firms list. YLW congratulates these firms for their leadership in developing and implementing family friendly policies and practices. The…
  • Apr 17

    Stronger Together: A Holistic Approach to Public Service

    Stronger Together: A Holistic Approach to Public Service
                Several years ago I served as an AmeriCorps member at Blue Mountain Action Council Pro Bono Program (BMAC). BMAC is a small legal aid program in a community in rural…
  • Apr 17

    What is the definition of “Stronger together”?

    What is the definition of “Stronger together”?
        As one of the most nominated nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the success of aspiring and early career women lawyers, Ms. JD’s goal this year “How can we  all be Stronger Together?”…
Rank this Week: 357

GrokLaw

GrokLaw

Covers the SCO v. IBM and Linux case.

http://www.groklaw.net
  • Aug 19

    Forced Exposure ~pj

    Forced Exposure ~pj
    The owner of Lavabit tells us that he's stopped using email and if we knew what he knew, we'd stop too. There is no way to do Groklaw without email. Therein lies the conundrum. What to do?
  • Aug 15

    Apple v. Samsung I: Case Management Statement, Hearing Aug. 21 ~pj

    Apple v. Samsung I: Case Management Statement, Hearing Aug. 21 ~pj
    There will be a hearing in Apple v. Samsung I in Judge Lucy Koh's courtroom, Courtroom 8 on the 4th floor, on August 21 at 2:00 PM, so if any of you stalwarts can attend, that would be fabulous. You don't even have to wake up early. What's…
  • Aug 13

    Judge Robart Rules in MS v. Motorola: Seeking an Injunction on a FRAND Patent Can Be Perfectly Proper ~pj Updated - As text.

    Judge Robart Rules in MS v. Motorola: Seeking an Injunction on a FRAND Patent Can Be Perfectly Proper ~pj Updated - As text.
    Judge James L. Robart has now ruled [PDF, 38 pages] on Microsoft and Motorola's summary judgment motions, granting in part and denying in part. He has ruled that seeking an injunction over a FRAND patent can be proper and is not…
Rank this Week: 358

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

Legal developments involving the Internet and new technologies. By Evan Brown.

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Apr 9

    Casual website visitor who watched videos was not protected under the Video Privacy Protection Act

    Casual website visitor who watched videos was not protected under the Video Privacy Protection Act
    A recent federal court decision from the Southern District of New York sheds light on what is required to be considered a “consumer” who is protected under the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA). The court held that a website…
  • Feb 20

    Complaint site does not have to identify its user

    Complaint site does not have to identify its user
    Petitioner filed an action in New York state court seeking to compel PissedConsumer.com to disclose the identity of the person or persons who posted certain statements to the site. These statements criticized petitioner for allegedly failing…
  • Jan 28

    internetcases turns 10 years old today

    internetcases turns 10 years old today
    Ten years ago today, somewhat on a whim, yet to fulfill a need I saw for discussion about the law of the internet in the “blogosphere” (a term we loved dearly back then), I launched internetcases. What started out as a one-page…
Rank this Week: 359

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Apr 20

    Vagueness and the Armed Career Criminal Act

    Vagueness and the Armed Career Criminal Act
    Violent, repeat criminals should be put away for a long time, Congress quite reasonably decided in 1984.  But the devil is in the details, and the Armed Career Criminal Act has been an interpretive problem for a long time.  What...
  • Apr 20

    Who Will Bear the Costs of Sentencing Reform?

    Who Will Bear the Costs of Sentencing Reform?
    "Sentencing reform" is the deliberately gauzy name given the movement for shorter sentences and earlier release.  Its advocates say it will be focused on "low level, non-violent" offenders, but quietly, and less prominently, acknowledge…
  • Apr 20

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Sex Predator Gets Second Chance, Reoffends:  Michael Shepard, released after serving a 15-year-sentence for committing sex offenses against children, faces 14 new charges of raping or assaulting at least 7 children after being out of…
Rank this Week: 360