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Law and Letters

Law and Letters

http://lawandletters.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 6

    Destroying Public Education in California

    Destroying Public Education in California
    So let's say you're in charge of one of the most successful university systems in the country. Your state is in a budget crisis, held hostage by a small but strategically vocal minority that are so against taxation (while their "free market"…
  • Jun 23

    Finally back!

    Finally back!
    I went to visit my parents for a week to attend my nephew's high school graduation and to be exploited for free child care. For some reason, the entire week I could not access Blogger. I could access blogspot blogs, but not the "create a…
  • Jun 15

    Things that make you feel old.

    Things that make you feel old.
    My nephew is graduating from high school on Wednesday.
Rank this Week: 218

Head of Legal

Head of Legal

Covers european law.

http://headoflegal.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 5

    New Head of Legal!

    New Head of Legal!
    I've been planning a move to Wordpress for some time - and to a new domain, headoflegal.com. It's not perfect, but it is good enough now I think to tell you about the move, and make the change now it's August.It feels like moving home - it is…
  • Aug 4

    Ballots, figures and the right to strike

    Ballots, figures and the right to strike
    Last week's Court of Appeal judgment in Metrobus v UNITE must make frustrating reading for the union's officials: it upholds King J's grant of an injunction preventing bus drivers from striking in Croydon, Crawley and Orpington last autumn on…
  • Jul 31

    Charon QC podcast: Lord Falconer on assisted dying and the Supreme Court

    Charon QC podcast: Lord Falconer on assisted dying and the Supreme Court
    Earlier this week Charon interviewed Lord Falconer about his attempt to amend the law to legalise assisted suicide in some cases - they also discussed the new Supreme Court. It's a good listen, timed perfectly for this week with the Purdy…
Rank this Week: 212

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers bad faith, duty to defend, duty to indemnify, liability policies, reimbursement of legal fees and subrogation. By Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue.

http://www.insurancecoverageblog.com/
  • May 25

    Memorial Day 2009

    Memorial Day 2009
    I first ran the post below for Memorial Day in 2006 as a tribute to my Dad, who served as a soldier during World War II.  This is the fourth straight year for this post, and I'll continue to run it every year. 
  • Mar 19

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone
    For those who remember the heady Katrina litigation days of the Ride of the Rigsbys -- appearing on ABC's 20/20, acclaimed as alleged whistleblowers -- these times are very different for the sisters. They've slipped in the…
  • Mar 16

    Insurance Person of the Year

    Insurance Person of the Year
    Nothing like giving the readers a lot of advance notice before an ultra-high stakes award like this is finalized, right? I'm a bit tardy on this, but hey, it's not like I'm on the advisory board of the Insurance Law Center and might have…
Rank this Week: 210

Cases and Materials on Business…

Cases and Materials on Business Entities

Covers new developments in business entity law. By Seattle University School of Law Professor Eric A. Chiappinelli.

http://businessentitiesonline.typepad.com/new_developments/
  • Mar 25

    Delaware Supreme Court on good faith and the duty of loyalty in a Revlon setting

    Delaware Supreme Court on good faith and the duty of loyalty in a Revlon setting
    The Delaware Supreme Court, sitting en banc, has held that the Court of Chancery erred when it ruled that liability for breach of the duty of loyalty in a bad faith context could be imposed without a showing of intent.  
  • Sep 15

    South Dakota Supreme Court on LLC dissolution

    South Dakota Supreme Court on LLC dissolution
    The Supreme Court of South Dakota has held that an LLC may be dissolved when two of four members refuse to renegotiate the terms of an agreement between the LLC and those two members.   In Kirksey v. Grohmann, four sisters were left equal…
  • Sep 2

    Delaware Court of Chancery on good faith and the duty of loyalty in a Revlon setting again

    Delaware Court of Chancery on good faith and the duty of loyalty in a Revlon setting again
    The Delaware Court of Chancery has erroneously held that it was correct in its earlier decision to permit a case to survive summary judgment under Stone v. Ritter without facts indicating that the defendants intended to violate a known duty.…
Rank this Week: 231

Real Estate Space

Real Estate Space

Covers real estate law and the real estate business. By Doug Cornelius.

http://realestatespace.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Lights Out

    Lights Out
    Thanks for reading and stopping by. With the launch of my new Compliance Building blog, I have stopped blogging here.
  • Feb 14

    Compliance Building

    Compliance Building
    With my move from Goodwin Procter to be Chief Compliance Officer at a real estate company, I have been using a blog to keep my notes. I have just open up this blog to the public. You can see what I have been up to at Compliance Building.
  • Feb 6

    Clash of the Utopias - The Story of Stuyvesant Town

    Clash of the Utopias - The Story of Stuyvesant Town
    New York magazine has a lengthy story on the largest real estate deal deal in US history: The $5.4 Billion sale of MetLife's interest in the Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village residential complex.
Rank this Week: 143

Richmond IP Blog

Richmond IP Blog

Provides news and commentary regarding all aspects of intellectual property law and policy. By the University of Richmond Intellectual Property Institute.

http://ipinstitute.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 28

    Richmond IP Blog Switches to New Addre

    Richmond IP Blog Switches to New Addre
    The Richmond IP Blog has now ended its beta phase and is in full swing at its new location: http://lawblogs.richmond.edu/ipi. Please visit us there and update your bookmarks.
  • Feb 2

    Your Super Bowl Party Might Violate Copyright

    Your Super Bowl Party Might Violate Copyright
    Churches and groups across the country are rethinking plans to celebrate the Super Bowl in large gatherings. Rocky Mountain News reports that many churches are cancelling plans to host the event becuase of copyright concerns.The church…
  • Jan 31

    GMail Name Won't Belong to Google in Europe

    GMail Name Won't Belong to Google in Europe
    The widely popular GMail service provided by Google will have to find a new name in Europe, but can GMail by any other name in Europe possibly compete with the success of the service in the United States? According to The Register, Google…
Rank this Week: 219

Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

Audio from discussions, lectures and panels at Georgetown Law School.

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
Rank this Week: 572

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 428

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

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

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Radiation Exposure: Major New Study Links Cell Phone Exposure to Cancer in Rat

    Radiation Exposure: Major New Study Links Cell Phone Exposure to Cancer in Rat
    A new study conducted by the US National Toxicology Program has linked radiation from cell phone exposure to cancer in rats. This report reignites the controversy that was sparked by earlier scientific research of the positive causal…
  • May 27

    Memorial Day - 2016

    Memorial Day - 2016
    President and Mrs. Hoover lead nation in observing Memorial Day. The National Capital, led by President and Mrs. Hoover, on Memorial Day 1929, paid tribute to America's dead heroes of 4 wars at Arlington National Cemetary. President Hoover is…
  • May 27

    Ohio gun shop's lead, respiratory hazards endanger workers - FIned $195K

    Ohio gun shop's lead, respiratory hazards endanger workers - FIned $195K
    Federal safety and health investigators found that employees of an Ohio gun shop may face life-long health damage because their employer continues to expose them tolead hazards and has failed to establish a respiratory protection program.On…
Rank this Week: 601

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    ED CARHART HAS PASSED AWAY

    ED CARHART HAS PASSED AWAY
    This one hurts. We have a lot to say about Mr. Carhart. We will let those who knew him best speak for us by reprinting their comments on FACDL, Suffice to say that there are a few generations of lawyers who never knew that Ed was the best;…
  • May 27

    MEMORIAL WEEKEND 2016

    MEMORIAL WEEKEND 2016
    It's a three day weekend, and change is on our mind. There used to be no security checks at the courthouse. You could walk right in. But that changed. There used to be separate bathrooms and water fountains at the courthouses…
  • May 25

    YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING

    YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING
    A Las Vegas Judge ordered an assistant Public Defender handcuffed and placed in the box. The story is here. Zohra Bakhtary, a deputy public defender for three years, has spent at least one day a week for the past year inside…
Rank this Week: 719

Althouse

Althouse

Covers the law and news. From University of Wisconsin Law Professor Ann Althouse.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    The big storm is about to hit, and this half-fallen branch seems sure to fall...

    The big storm is about to hit, and this half-fallen branch seems sure to fall...
    ... but which way will it fall? Away from or into the telephone wire that it's half stuck on right now? Kind of a physics question. I think it depends on whether the branch: A. rips off instantly or B. tears off over the course of a second or…
  • May 28

    At the Green Grass Café...

    At the Green Grass Café...
    ... you can talk about whatever you like, such as the near-perfection of your lawn or your love of the color green.
  • May 28

    "Fix law schools’ diversity problem, NOW!"

    "Fix law schools’ diversity problem, NOW!"
    Says Instapundit, referring to intellectual diversity and quoting a Scott Rasmussen piece that cites a James Lindgren study that shows 82% of lawprofs are Democrats and 11% — that many?! — are Republican. "Fewer than half" —…
Rank this Week: 576

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/
  • May 28

    Illinois Court Refuses to Blue Pencil Non-Compete Agreement

    Illinois Court Refuses to Blue Pencil Non-Compete Agreement
    On interlocutory appeal, Brian argued the overly broad restrictive covenants invalidated his entire employment contract, therefore the trial court erred by enforcing any part of it, even granting narrower injunctive relief. On the…
  • May 26

    Oracle and Google Trial Continues with Testimony for the Key Witnesse

    Oracle and Google Trial Continues with Testimony for the Key Witnesse
    Google disagrees, saying the code it used was open source. In issues of copyright dispute, such as this one, there is a filtration courts can conduct to determine the uniqueness of the product in question. They take a full body of work (in…
  • May 25

    Partner Must Show Damages for Breach of Fiduciary Duties to Recover in a Lawsuit

    Partner Must Show Damages for Breach of Fiduciary Duties to Recover in a Lawsuit
    JAP accused Today’s Sushi’s owners of breaching their fiduciary duty by, among other things, hiring a new sushi chef and making him a limited partner without JAP’s consent, spending partnership funds on employee ski trips…
Rank this Week: 992

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • May 28

    The "Google Cultural Institute" & Open Access to Cultural Heritage

    The "Google Cultural Institute" & Open Access to Cultural Heritage
    The "Google Cultural Institute" recently announced its initiative to document and provide access to works of art owned by museums from around the world, facilitated by the Google "art camera," which enables the production…
  • May 26

    Iowa Casino Battles to Keep 501(c) (4) Statu

    Iowa Casino Battles to Keep 501(c) (4) Statu
    A recent story describes the battle an Iowa casino faces in trying to keep its non-profit status as a 501(c) (4) social welfare organization. The IRS believes that the casino is too commercially successful to be considered a charitable…
  • May 25

    Amazon's Temporary Donation to Local Non-Profit

    Amazon's Temporary Donation to Local Non-Profit
    A recent article highlights Amazon’s unique combination of business foresight and philanthropic giving. Amazon has purchased a former motel that it eventually plans to use for expansion of its Seattle campus. However, it is not quite ready…
Rank this Week: 590

Indiana Consumer Lawyer Blog

Indiana Consumer Lawyer Blog

Covers automobile fraud, credit reporting, identity theft and lemon law. By Robert Duff.

http://www.indianaconsumerlawyerblog.com/
  • May 28

    Jury Finds Hubler Dealership Committed Fraud

    Jury Finds Hubler Dealership Committed Fraud
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces a jury verdict in favor of the firm’s client, Heather N. Kesling.  Ms. Kesling purchased an inexpensive car for $2098 from Hubler Auto Outlet and…
  • Mar 29

    Debt Collection Complaints Increase In Indiana

    Debt Collection Complaints Increase In Indiana
    In a recently released report, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) noted that Indiana consumers’ complaints about debt collectors increased more (on a percentage basis) for the period from December 2015 to…
  • Mar 17

    Reliant Capital Solutions, LLC Sued For Allegedly Violating FDCPA

    Reliant Capital Solutions, LLC Sued For Allegedly Violating FDCPA
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces the filing of a lawsuit against Reliant Capital Solutions, LLC, a debt collector based in Gahanna, Ohio. The lawsuit, which has been filed in the United…
Rank this Week: 766

Social Security Disability Blog

Social Security Disability Blog

Covers the Social Security disability process and strategies for winning cases. By Jonathan Ginsberg.

http://www.ssdanswers.com
  • May 28

    Musculoskeletal Injuries: How Severely Impaired Must I Be?

    Musculoskeletal Injuries: How Severely Impaired Must I Be?
    Intentionally or not, the Social Security Administration has done a good job selling the idea that winning disability benefits is extremely hard. Bloggers (including me) write about the long delays and the arbitrary nature of decisions and…
  • Apr 7

    How Your Hearing Testimony Can Help Win Your Disability Benefits Case

    How Your Hearing Testimony Can Help Win Your Disability Benefits Case
    Social Security disability hearings generally last less than an hour, but the agency’s hearing backlog currently averages over 18 months in many locations. When you add the 8 to 12 months it takes for SSA to conduct its administrative…
  • Mar 15

    Should You be Concerned About “Trick Questions” from the Social Security Disability Judge?

    Should You be Concerned About “Trick Questions” from the Social Security Disability Judge?
    Back in May, 2014 I released a video about trick questions from Social Security disability judges and I continue to receive a great deal of feedback and comments on that video. In the 2014 video I talked about one type of trick questions but…
Rank this Week: 324

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning topics such as conservatorship, guardianship, health care and advanced directive, living trusts, and probate. By Law Office of Scott D. Soady, A Professional Corporation

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • May 28

    Taxi Medallion Sale Highlights Importance of Making a Will

    Taxi Medallion Sale Highlights Importance of Making a Will
    It is always a good idea to make a will. Although the law of intestacy provides for the distribution of your assets if you die without leaving a will, making a will (or trust) allows you to decide who should inherit from your estate. This can…
  • May 27

    Can I Transfer Ownership of My Stocks Without a Will?

    Can I Transfer Ownership of My Stocks Without a Will?
    While real estate and cash are the first assets you might think about in connection with estate planning, you should not neglect your stock portfolio. According to a 2015 Gallup poll, approximately 55% of Americans have money invested in the…
  • May 26

    Can a Probate Court Admit an Earlier Version of My Will?

    Can a Probate Court Admit an Earlier Version of My Will?
    Signing a last will and testament is often not a one-time affair. You may in fact execute several wills over the course of your lifetime. While a “last” will usually refers to the document signed most recently before your death,…
Rank this Week: 948

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

Covers consumer law, arbitration, credit card fraud, credit report errors, foreclosure, and identity theft. By Watts & Herring, LLC

http://www.alabamaconsumerlawblog.com/
  • May 28

    Sued by a debt collector: what is the actual settlement agreement?

    Sued by a debt collector: what is the actual settlement agreement?
    The debt collection lawsuit against you has been settled by us -- so what is the actual settlement agreement you will need to sign? It is an actual document that we send to you in hard copy or PDF that will settle the case. It identifies…
  • May 27

    Sued by a debt collector: what happens when we settle your case?

    Sued by a debt collector: what happens when we settle your case?
    The debt collection lawsuit against you has been settled -- what does that mean for you? First of all -- congratulations! It means the case will be over. Second, it means that the debt collector must dismiss the lawsuit against you with…
  • May 25

    Sued by a debt collector: if the case doesn't settle, do I need to go to trial?

    Sued by a debt collector: if the case doesn't settle, do I need to go to trial?
    If we have answered your debt collection lawsuit, but the lawsuit does not settle, do you need to go to the trial of your case? Might sound like a silly question. And the debt collector who sued you would certainly want you to be at trial. …
Rank this Week: 440

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Pooley on the Gurry matter at WIPO

    Pooley on the Gurry matter at WIPO
    From Fox News:“It's past time for all this craziness to stop,” declared James Pooley, a U.S. patent attorney and former top WIPO official who launched a formal complaint against Gurry last year, which led to the WIPO director…
  • May 28

    Chronicle of Higher Education: "Another reason for the chronic plagiarism is the attitude that it doesn't matter"

    Chronicle of Higher Education: "Another reason for the chronic plagiarism is the attitude that it doesn't matter"
    Vincent Moore writing Playing Dirty in the War on Plagiarism statesAnother reason for the chronic plagiarism is the attitude that it doesn't matter. I've been told by employees of the local copy shop that more than one student has had a…
  • May 27

    ARUNACHALAM case informs practitioners of "what to do" following a new ground of rejection

    ARUNACHALAM case informs practitioners of "what to do" following a new ground of rejection
    Dr. Lakshmi Arunachalam owns U.S. Patent No.5,778,178, which has been undergoing reexaminationsince November 2008. In September 2014, the PatentTrial and Appeal Board affirmed the rejection of claims 9–16, but designated a new ground of…
Rank this Week: 637

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
Rank this Week: 592

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • May 28

    Roaming, Hugging and Eating Candy Is No Way To Judge (If True)

    Roaming, Hugging and Eating Candy Is No Way To Judge (If True)
    The behavior of the trial judge requires the grant of a new trial, according to a decision issued Friday by the Louisiana Supreme Court. The jury had returned a defendant's verdict in a medical malpractice action Having reviewed the record...
  • May 28

    Burglary And Theft Draws Suspension

    Burglary And Theft Draws Suspension
    An 18-month suspension has been imposed by the Louisiana Supreme Court of an attorney In April 2014, respondent broke into her ex-husband’s home and stole a man’s diamond ring (valued at approximately $13,000) and a woman’s Rolex watch…
  • May 28

    Getting Into Jail

    Getting Into Jail
    The Louisiana Supreme Court ordered the interim suspension of an attorney who is the subject of this post on the web page of the Lafource Parish Sheriff's Department Sheriff Craig Webre announced two people face criminal charges following an…
Rank this Week: 407

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • May 28

    Weekend Reading: Little Pink House

    Weekend Reading: Little Pink House
    In 2005, the US Supreme Court was faced with a challenge on the “public use” provision of the Constitution’s eminent domain protection. We know the government can’t take private property without just compensation. The…
  • May 27

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for May 27

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for May 27
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. Up Close and Personal: Individual CCO Liability – Part I by Tom Fox in FCPA Compliance & Ethics For when should a CCO have liability and should the…
  • May 26

    New Anti-Money Laundering Rule

    New Anti-Money Laundering Rule
    The U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s new customer due diligence rule requires covered financial institutions to collect information on the significant beneficial owners of customers that are legal…
Rank this Week: 644

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

Tracks judicial, legislative, policy, and academic developments concerning medical futility. By Professor Thaddeus Mason Pope.

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Court Permits Hospital to Evict Patient

    Court Permits Hospital to Evict Patient
    Earlier this month, the Lee County Circuit Court permitted Lee Memorial Health System to evict an incapacitated patient who no longer needed acute care services. The patient, Jason Degraaf, had been admitted on April 15, 2015.  By…
  • May 27

    Three New Technologies for Self Deliverance

    Three New Technologies for Self Deliverance
    To the extent that I focus on end-of-life issues, I focus (in articles, conferences, medically-managed means of hastening death:policy counsel) onWithholding/Withdrawing Treatment Voluntary Stopping Eating & Drinking (VSED) Medical Aid in…
  • May 26

    Career Paths in Public Health Law and Health Law (webinar)

    Career Paths in Public Health Law and Health Law (webinar)
    Join me on Wednesday. June 1 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET for a free webinar: "Career Paths in Public Health Law and Health Law." This webinar will provide attendees with a better understanding of the evolving nature of the public health…
Rank this Week: 728

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • May 27

    A Memorial Day Message: Pause to Remember and Honor America's Fallen

    A Memorial Day Message: Pause to Remember and Honor America's Fallen
    Pausing to remember and honor America’s fallen service members is a practice dating back more than 100 years. Since the days of the Civil War, humble Americans have gathered together on Memorial Day to remember and pay tribute to all…
  • May 20

    Female Bank of America Executive Files Discrimination Lawsuit

    Female Bank of America Executive Files Discrimination Lawsuit
    Megan Messina, a 42 year-old executive at Bank of America, is suing her employer for gender discrimination and whistleblower retaliation. The complaint was filed in a Manhattan federal court in May of 2016. Messina began working at Bank of…
  • May 13

    Facebook Sued Over Sending Unsolicited Text Message

    Facebook Sued Over Sending Unsolicited Text Message
    Facebook is facing a federal lawsuit based on their practice of sending text messages to people who have been given recycled cell phone numbers. Washington, D.C. resident Christine Holt is not a Facebook member. Nonetheless, when she got a…
Rank this Week: 452

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal defense law topics such as DUI, domestic violence, drug and federal crimes, search and seizure, theft, and white collar crime. By Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • May 27

    An Improper Promise Can Make a Statement Inadmissible in Florida

    An Improper Promise Can Make a Statement Inadmissible in Florida
    When the police in Florida believe a suspect committed a crime, they will often take steps to get that suspect to make admissions that can be used against the suspect in court. When the police take someone into custody and seek to get a…
  • May 23

    Recorded Jail Call Leads to Drug Trafficking Conviction for Florida Inmate

    Recorded Jail Call Leads to Drug Trafficking Conviction for Florida Inmate
    When a person is arrested for a crime in Florida, he/she is taken to the local jail. If he/she cannot make bond, he/she will remain there until the criminal case is resolved. Inmates in the local jail generally have phone privileges, but…
  • May 20

    If You Refuse to Submit a DNA Sample to Police in Florida, Can the State Use That Refusal Against You in Court?

    If You Refuse to Submit a DNA Sample to Police in Florida, Can the State Use That Refusal Against You in Court?
    In Florida, most people know that their Fifth Amendment right to remain silent means that the state cannot normally use a person's silence in response to police questioning against them in court. However, does this same principle extend to a…
Rank this Week: 947

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

Features a daily dose of odd cases and strange laws. By Mesirow & Associates.

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • May 27

    Yeah, Nobody Does. But Still, You Might Want To Read Those Homeowners Association Rules!

    Yeah, Nobody Does. But Still, You Might Want To Read Those Homeowners Association Rules!
    Yes, some people want rules in their neighborhood.  And that’s why some people move into condos or neighborhoods governed by homeowners associations. But there are some really stupid rules – like this one! And some of you…
  • Mar 13

    “It Was My Twin Brother.” Really? You’re Going With That?

    “It Was My Twin Brother.” Really? You’re Going With That?
    Fortunately for the clerk in this Little River, South Carolina store, this “armed” robber is not very good at robbery. As reported by wmbfnews.com: [33-year-old Joshua Page Edwards] walked into the store to allegedly shop for a…
  • Mar 6

    Law School? Why Waste Your Money? Just “Esquire” Yourself.

    Law School? Why Waste Your Money? Just “Esquire” Yourself.
    Law school is really expensive, and it takes three years. So how can you avoid it, and still be a lawyer? Well, just say you are a lawyer. That’s what this woman did, apparently quite well, as reported by newser.com: A woman used forged…
Rank this Week: 514

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers constitutional rights, criminal law, and DUI topics. By William Weinberg.

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • May 27

    What To Do If I Am Arrested In California

    What To Do If I Am Arrested In California
    THE FIRST RULE TO FOLLOW AFTER AN ARREST: REMAIN SILENT EXCEPT TO REQUEST AN ATTORNEY There is a scene in the Showtime series “Billions” where one of the characters is arrested by the F.B.I. for financial fraud. As he is read his…
  • May 20

    Know Your Rights Regarding A Stop and Frisk Detention

    Know Your Rights Regarding A Stop and Frisk Detention
    THE TERRY STOP – “STOP AND FRISK” DETENTION You’ve seen it in the movies and on TV shows: The police approach a person on the street or tell them to get out of a vehicle after a traffic stop and command the person to…
  • May 17

    WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS WHEN POLICE WANT TO QUESTION ME IN CALIFORNIA

    WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS WHEN POLICE WANT TO QUESTION ME IN CALIFORNIA
    YOUR RIGHTS WHEN THE POLICE STOP AND QUESTION YOU If a police officer stops you in a public place and begins asking you questions, what rights do you have? (Note that this post does not apply to a DUI stop. For information on your rights if…
Rank this Week: 998

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Up to date information on intellectual property law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.intellectualpropertylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 866

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • May 27

    Tenth Anniversary Show, #254 with Prof. Lawrence Lessig, posted!

    Tenth Anniversary Show, #254 with Prof. Lawrence Lessig, posted!
    For your Memorial Day weekend, I’m am amazed and humbled to post Hearsay Culture’s tenth anniversary show, # 254, recorded on April 26 and aired on KZSU on May 6, 2016, with Prof. Lawrence Lessig of Harvard University, reflecting…
  • May 25

    Show # 253 — Prof. Pam Samuelson on the Authors Alliance — posted

    Show # 253 — Prof. Pam Samuelson on the Authors Alliance — posted
    I’m pleased to post Show # 253, April 29, my interview with Prof. Pam Samuelson of UC Berkeley School of Law and School of Information, on the Authors Alliance. Pam needs little introduction to Hearsay Culture listeners given…
  • May 22

    Hearsay Culture now available in the Tunein app!

    Hearsay Culture now available in the Tunein app!
    I’ve been reticent to add Hearsay Culture to ad-based content providers (because they place advertisements in and around the show). Nonetheless, in the interest of reaching the widest possible audience under current budget circumstances…
Rank this Week: 431

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/
  • May 27

    Events & Opportunities in the UK: June 2016

    Events & Opportunities in the UK: June 2016
    Discussion: People on the Move in an Era of Climate Change: Obstacles and Opportunities, Oxford, 1 June 2016 [info]- Launch event for the Oxford Climate Migration Network.Seminar: Forced Migration and the Prospects for Transitional Justice in…
  • May 27

    Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Item

    Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Item
    Publications:"Asylum as a General Principle of International Law," International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 27, no. 1 (March 2015) [free full-text]- Free until the end of July 2016.The Crisis of European Refugee Law: Lessons from Lake…
  • May 27

    New Issues of BJPsych Intl., Confl. Tr., Economist, Euro. Rev. History, Intl. Migr., J. Human Traff., Studies Ethn. & Nationalism, WAN

    New Issues of BJPsych Intl., Confl. Tr., Economist, Euro. Rev. History, Intl. Migr., J. Human Traff., Studies Ethn. & Nationalism, WAN
    BJPsych International, vol. 13, no. 2 (May 2016) [open access]- Includes four thematic papers on "Mental Health Services for Asylum Seekers and Refugees."Conflict Trends, no. 1 (2016) [full-text]- Focus is on peace efforts in Africa's Great…
Rank this Week: 842

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    InHealth Collapse: Immediate Aftermath

    InHealth Collapse: Immediate Aftermath
    So I reached out (via email) to my InHealth clients today:"Yesterday afternoon, the Ohio Department of Insurance placed InHealth into receivership. This was not completely unexpected: almost all the Co-Ops nationally have failed; we were…
  • May 26

    BREAKING: InHealth Mutual Now Under DOI Control

    BREAKING: InHealth Mutual Now Under DOI Control
    [From email just now]"COLUMBUS - Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor was appointed receiver for Coordinated Health Mutual, Inc. today following the Ohio Department of Insurance (ODI) request to liquidate the company which provides health insurance to nearly…
  • May 26

    ACA-related Spelling Problems [UPDATED!]

    ACA-related Spelling Problems [UPDATED!]
    Folks keep misspelling "3,000% rate decrease." For instance:"Most health insurers in Pennsylvania are pressing for double-digit rates increases for Obamacare plan coverage starting in January"This is unpossible.Or this egregious…
Rank this Week: 421

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

Covers Class III weapons topics for all of the 50 states. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.guntrustlawyer.com/
  • May 27

    41F & Gun Trust Memorial Day Special

    41F & Gun Trust Memorial Day Special
    For those of you who have been thinking about starting your Gun Trust before 41F goes into effect we have put together a very special offer with the Gun Trust Lawyer® to offer a Memorial Day special on the Base, Advanced, and Professional…
  • Apr 4

    Building an SBR in Washington State

    Building an SBR in Washington State
    Building an SBR in Washington State The Governor of Washington has signed a bill which clarifies that it is both legal to buy an SBR and build an SBR.  Senate bill 6165 was created to address the uncertainty as to whether it was legal to…
  • Mar 31

    Iowa Gun Trust and Suppressor

    Iowa Gun Trust and Suppressor
    An Iowa Gun Trust has many benefits including multiple authorized users, contact us to receive information on the many benefits of owning suppressors with an Iowa Gun Trust or Multi Generational Asset Protection Gun Trust.  Gun Trusts…
Rank this Week: 925

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/
  • May 27

    HeinOnline to add UNC Press title

    HeinOnline to add UNC Press title
    HeinOnline has announced that they are adding more than 100 titles published by the University of North Carolina Press to their Core collection. Hein says ". A new collection will be created to house these titles, and they will also be added…
  • May 25

    Legal Research Basics presentation

    Legal Research Basics presentation
    The North Carolina Library Association continued its excellent webinar series "Help! I'm an Accidental Government Information Librarian" last week with a presentation titled "Legal Research Basics Redux." The presenter was our friend…
  • May 24

    The GSU case and copyright monitoring

    The GSU case and copyright monitoring
    Prof. Pamela Samuelson has published an opinion piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education titled "Colleges Shouldn't have to Deal With Copyright Monitoring." She discusses the lawsuit against Georgia State University by several academic…
Rank this Week: 920

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 805

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • May 27

    Airbnb Host Allegedly Discriminates Potential Guest

    Airbnb Host Allegedly Discriminates Potential Guest
    We live in a world where we can summon a private driver to our door, along with your favorite meal. We can buy something online and have it arrive the next day, without too much trouble. We can even rent someone’s home for a quick…
  • May 26

    Pennsylvania Just Made Divorcing an Abusive Spouse Easier

    Pennsylvania Just Made Divorcing an Abusive Spouse Easier
    Currently, most states either have no-fault divorce laws where no blame can be placed upon either spouse or laws that require proof of fault that can draw out the length of the divorce process. Prior to the passage of the bill,…
  • May 23

    How Can Your Foreclosure Affect You?

    How Can Your Foreclosure Affect You?
    No one wants to foreclose, but it happens if you fall behind on your mortgage payments and have no way of catching up. While you want to move on from the whole experience, your credit score won’t let you. A foreclosure can hit your…
Rank this Week: 738

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

About law, literature and the humanities. By the Law & Humanities Institute.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Conference on Law on Ritual, September 22-23, 2016, Leeuwarden, the Netherland

    Conference on Law on Ritual, September 22-23, 2016, Leeuwarden, the Netherland
    There will be a Conference on Law and Ritual September 22-23, 2016 Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, sponsored by Voices of Law. Here is a link to the conference website.Follow news of the conference on Twitter:  #LawAndRitual…
  • May 27

    Cohn and Tarr on the Charter Oak Trial of 1878

    Cohn and Tarr on the Charter Oak Trial of 1878
    Henry S. Cohn, Connecticut Superior Court, and Adam Tarr, O'Brien, Tanski, and Young, LLP, are publishing The Prosecutor Called Them 'Insurance Company Wreckers': The Charter Oak Trial of 1878 in volume 34 of the Quinnipiac Law Review (2015).…
  • May 26

    National Science Foundation Awards Law and Society Association Grant For International Research Collaboratives (IRCs)

    National Science Foundation Awards Law and Society Association Grant For International Research Collaboratives (IRCs)
    The Law and Society Association has received a grant of nearly $300,000 from the National Science Foundation to support about 40 International Research Collaboratives (IRCs) in the area of law and social sciences. These IRCs will meet this…
Rank this Week: 741

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • May 27

    IA Court: Is Forced Sterilization TCIDT?

    IA Court: Is Forced Sterilization TCIDT?
    Earlier this month Ciara O’Connell’s blog post alerted us that I.V. v. Bolivia is expected to be the first Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IA Court) case to apply the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment…
  • May 27

    Introducing Cindy Soohoo and Suzannah Phillip

    Introducing Cindy Soohoo and Suzannah Phillip
    It’s our great pleasure today to welcome back IntLawGrrl Cindy Soohoo and introduce Suzannah Phillips as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Cindy is the Director of the Human Rights and Gender Justice Clinic at City University of New York…
  • May 27

    Joanna Madej: Presentation at ApacheCon 2016

    Joanna Madej: Presentation at ApacheCon 2016
    One of the main questions of contemporary (international) law comes from the increasingly blurred line between the public and private— how do we treat private organizations taking on the responsibilities and roles previously firmly…
Rank this Week: 512

Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

http://brownandlittlelaw.com/blog/
  • May 27

    I’ve Been Really Busy…

    I’ve Been Really Busy…
    Not just with legal work, but with blogging too. Just not here. Over at Mimesis Law. Here are links: FIXING THE DOUBLE STANDARD AT THE NORTH CAROLINA BAR STEPHEN RANKIN’S COP BUDDIES, STEALING THE PROSECUTION’S THUNDER TO (MAYBE)…
  • Feb 10

    More Mimesis Post

    More Mimesis Post
    I’m still writing at Mimesis Law. Here are my latest posts: People sure hate sex offenders. Prosecutors really care about prejudicial video when it’s prejudicial to their case. Bad cop actually punished. Bill Cosby would like for…
  • Feb 3

    Then Versus Now

    Then Versus Now
    My post this morning at Fault Lines is about cops speeding. Someone who goes by LawDog put up this quote as a comment: “Decency, security and liberty alike demand that government officials be subjected to the same rules of conduct that…
Rank this Week: 934

Los Angeles Criminal Defense…

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers celebrity crime, felonies, DUI, three strikes offenses, and white collar crime cases. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelescriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 845

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

Covers California employment law trends, cases and issues. By Anthony Zaller.

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • May 27

    Five questions about Los Angeles’ minimum wage increase all employers should understand

    Five questions about Los Angeles’ minimum wage increase all employers should understand
    Businesses that have worksites or operate within Los Angeles City or County need to review the minimum wage laws that go into effect July 1, 2016.  While there are still many unanswered questions about the ordinances, there are key items…
  • May 26

    Employment law mid-year update and mixer

    Employment law mid-year update and mixer
    Join me for a seminar for a mid-year update on California employment law issues.  Learn how to keep your company compliant with new developments in California.  Topics will include: Top five pitfalls facing California employers in…
  • May 20

    DOL overtime rule changes: Five action items for employer

    DOL overtime rule changes: Five action items for employer
    The DOL’s Final Rule was issued this week (see my previous article for the details), and we have had a few days to digest the new rules.  Now employers need to start putting together a plan to ensure compliance with the federal…
Rank this Week: 439

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • May 27

    Procedural missteps foil lawyer’s whistleblower protection claims against Vanguard

    Procedural missteps foil lawyer’s whistleblower protection claims against Vanguard
    In May of 2013, lawyer David Danon brought a whistleblower award (qui tam) case against his then-employer, Vanguard, suing on behalf of New York State regarding taxes that Danon believed Vanguard owed the state. As Nancy Moore & I…
  • May 21

    A Response to Ilya Somin on Justice Sotomayor's Endorsement of Mandatory Pro Bono Program

    A Response to Ilya Somin on Justice Sotomayor's Endorsement of Mandatory Pro Bono Program
    [Cross-posted on The Faculty Lounge] Writing on the Volokh Conspiracy, Ilya Somin takes issue with Justice Sonya Sotomayor’s recent endorsement of mandatory pro bono by lawyers. (Reported here; non-paywalled summary here.) Ilya was…
  • May 9

    What Would Nino Do?

    What Would Nino Do?
    Charlie Geyh (Indiana-Bloomington) and I have an oped today in The National Law Journal about the Merrick Garland nomination. There is an un-paywalled version here. Here is the gist of the piece: But if the Senate Republicans won’t…
Rank this Week: 425

Florida Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Florida Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida auto accidents, auto insurance, and personal injury claims. By Flaxman Law Group.

http://www.floridacaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • May 27

    Helping your Teen Buy a Safe Car

    Helping your Teen Buy a Safe Car
    Teenagers who have just secured their driver’s licenses inevitably want the freedom of their own car. Unfortunately, because of budget concerns, they may be choosing a much older model without some of the safety features of a modern…
  • May 25

    Visiting Miami or Southern Florida This Year? How to Stay Safe When Driving

    Visiting Miami or Southern Florida This Year? How to Stay Safe When Driving
    Each year, tens of millions of visitors come to Florida to enjoy summer in the sunshine state. If you are among them, you may be bringing your own car or renting a vehicle here. Driving in Florida has its own challenges, however, and if…
  • May 19

    Renting a Car in Southern Florida This Summer? Stay Safe

    Renting a Car in Southern Florida This Summer? Stay Safe
    If you’re traveling anywhere in southern Florida this year, you may want to try a rental car to make it easier to get around. With a rental car, you can head off on your own schedule and really explore the region. While rental cars can…
Rank this Week: 703

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, breath testing, and field sobriety tests in Minnesota. By Charles A. Ramsay & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • May 27

    University of Minnesota: Wrestling with Xanax

    University of Minnesota: Wrestling with Xanax
    Yes, it is a crime to possess Xanax without a proper prescription from a health care provider.  This question has arisen in the recent days and has been discussed at length by many local sports radio stations, TV personalities, and…
  • May 26

    Backdoor Breath Testing 4: Legal Standards From Our Implied Consent Law And Standard Criminal Jury Instructions (Part I)

    Backdoor Breath Testing 4: Legal Standards From Our Implied Consent Law And Standard Criminal Jury Instructions (Part I)
    Our previous posts in this series discussed why law enforcement prefer breath tests when investigating DWIs, why it is important to report how uncertain breath test results actually are, and why untraceable and inaccurate breath tests are a…
  • May 24

    Backdoor Breath Testing 3: Scientific Community Regarding Traceability and Accuracy

    Backdoor Breath Testing 3: Scientific Community Regarding Traceability and Accuracy
    So, if you've taken the time to read our previous post regarding measurement uncertainty, you've already seen that the leading scientific bodies (the International Standards Organization, the National Institute of Standards and Technology,…
Rank this Week: 523

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/
  • May 27

    Borderline personality disorder

    Borderline personality disorder
    Compulsive lying, or mythomania, can be common in people with Borderline Personality Disorder. ClearviewTreatment, Borderline Personality Treatment. Diagnosed, suspected? Continue reading →
  • May 26

    2016 MCM Executive Order

    2016 MCM Executive Order
    The President has signed an Executive Order amending the Manual for Courts-Martial (which includes the rules of evidence) for 2016. Of significance, it will be even harder to challenge the admission of “confessions” or…
  • May 26

    Thought for the day

    Thought for the day
    My good friend Gene Fidell recently posted this thought: New York County Surrogate Gideon J. Tucker wrote 150 years ago: “No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session.” Here’s a…
Rank this Week: 892

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 610

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
Rank this Week: 456