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Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Edited by James B. Levy, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Todd A. Berger, E. Scott Fruehwald, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Christopher G. Wren.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Sep 30

    Advice for New Law Students from D.C. Bar Member

    Advice for New Law Students from D.C. Bar Member
    Members of the D.C. Bar's Board of Governors talk about what they wish they knew while in law school, and offer advice on how law students can make the most of their time. Several of the Board members are law...
  • Sep 30

    4 tips for improving your writing from the Harvard Business Review

    4 tips for improving your writing from the Harvard Business Review
    These tips come from HBR columnist Josh Bernoff, author of Writing Without Bullshit: Boost Your Career by Saying What You Mean. Interestingly, Josh is sharing this advice in response to a survey he conducted earlier this year among people…
  • Sep 29

    Ask Not What You Can Do For Your Students; Ask What Your Students Can Do For Themselves by Louis Schulze

    Ask Not What You Can Do For Your Students; Ask What Your Students Can Do For Themselves by Louis Schulze
    Louis Schulze has an interesting post about creating self-directed learners on the Faculty Lounge: Ask Not What You Can Do For Your Students; Ask What Your Students Can Do For Themselves. In it, he explains why students at his law...
Rank this Week: 323

LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

Covers federal regulation, state and local issues, marine regulation, pipelines, markets and competition and more. By Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

http://www.lnglawblog.com
  • Sep 30

    Petronas Considering Selling Stake in Proposed B.C. LNG Terminal

    Petronas Considering Selling Stake in Proposed B.C. LNG Terminal
    Reuters reports that three unnamed sources “familiar with the matter” have revealed that Petronas is considering selling its majority stake in the proposed $27 billion Pacific NorthWest LNG export terminal near Prince Rupert,…
  • Sep 28

    Canadian Government Conditionally Approves Petronas’s Pacific NorthWest LNG Terminal

    Canadian Government Conditionally Approves Petronas’s Pacific NorthWest LNG Terminal
    CBC News reports that the Canadian federal government has approved Petronas’s proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG export terminal near Prince Rupert, British Columbia with 190 legally binding conditions. According to the report, majority…
  • Sep 26

    Environmental Assessment for Petronas Project Due Next Monday

    Environmental Assessment for Petronas Project Due Next Monday
    CBC News reports that the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s final environmental report on Petronas’s proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG (PNWLNG) export terminal near Prince Rupert, British Columbia is due to be released…
Rank this Week: 526

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Newman & Associates.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 405

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Doing History: Comparing Approaches to the Historian's Craft

    Doing History: Comparing Approaches to the Historian's Craft
    [We have the following announcement.]Since 1991, the Supreme Court Historical Society, the U.S. Capitol Historical Society and the White House Historical Association have partnered to present the National Heritage Lecture. The 2016 National…
  • Sep 30

    Pye on the Black Lawyer before Brown v. Board of Education

    Pye on the Black Lawyer before Brown v. Board of Education
    David Kenneth Pye, an independent scholar who holds a PhD from the University of California, San Diego, has posted Before Civil Rights Was in Vogue: The Black Lawyer Before Brown:Scholars cannot become too infatuated with Equal Protection…
  • Sep 30

    Chambers on Adoption in Ontario

    Chambers on Adoption in Ontario
    Out this month with the University of Toronto Press is A Legal History of Adoption in Ontario, 1921-2015 by Lori Chambers (Lakehead University). From the publisher: Lori Chambers’ fascinating study explores the legal history of adoption…
Rank this Week: 395

Tycko & Zavareei LLP Blog

Tycko & Zavareei LLP Blog

Covers the False Claims Act, qui tam litigation and whistleblower litigation. By Tycko & Zavareei.

http://www.fraudfighters.net/news/
Rank this Week: 390

Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice,…

Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC Blog

Covers Maryland criminal law.

http://www.ricelawmd.com/blog
  • Sep 30

    Maryland Imposes Stricter Administrative Penalties for Drunk Driving

    Maryland Imposes Stricter Administrative Penalties for Drunk Driving
    Maryland Imposing Stricter Administrative Penalties for Drunk Driving – October 1, 2016 Starting October 1, 2016, Maryland will impose stricter administrative penalties if you are stopped and suspected of drinking and driving. Under…
  • Sep 29

    Forensic Lab Mistakes and How They can Help in Your Defense

    Forensic Lab Mistakes and How They can Help in Your Defense
    In order to convict you of a crime, a prosecutor is required by law to prove all of the elements of the crime, which can require various types of evidence. Evidence can take the form of police testimony, witness testimony, physical items,…
  • Sep 22

    Maryland Ignition Interlock Program

    Maryland Ignition Interlock Program
    Maryland Ignition Interlock Program What is ignition interlock? The Maryland ignition interlock program is designed to deter drivers from operating a motor vehicle while they are impaired or under the influence of alcohol. An ignition…
Rank this Week: 511

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Sep 30

    News Scan

    News Scan
    CA Gov. Signs Bill Restoring Voting Rights to Thousands of Felons:  California Gov. Jerry Brown singed a bill this week restoring the right to vote for tens of thousands of felons affected by AB 109.  CBS reports that AB 2466,...
  • Sep 29

    Albuquerque Journal Supports Death Penalty Reinstatement

    Albuquerque Journal Supports Death Penalty Reinstatement
    New Mexico's largest newspaper has this editorial supporting Gov. Susana Martinez's drive to reinstate capital punishment in that state.And while it won't bring back [Officer Gregg] Benner, a military veteran who was shot by Romero last…
  • Sep 29

    Chief Justice Malcolm Luca

    Chief Justice Malcolm Luca
    Retired California Chief Justice Malcolm Lucas died yesterday.  He was 89.Justice Lucas was the lone voice of sense on the California Supreme Court in its darkest days, a time when judicial activism ran roughshod over the validly enacted…
Rank this Week: 472

Be BARBRI Ready

Be BARBRI Ready

Covers bar exams. By BARBRI.

http://www.barexambrief.com/
  • Sep 30

    Twinning the Bar Exam with BARBRI

    Twinning the Bar Exam with BARBRI
    GUEST BLOG by Taylor Friedlander, Esq. Director of Legal Education Great minds think alike – especially when they belong to identical twins! Sarin and Talin share more than just their DNA – they went to the same excellent law…
  • Sep 29

    #The3Llife: Starting to Freak Out

    #The3Llife: Starting to Freak Out
    GUEST BLOG by Lauren Rose, 3L at University of Detroit Mercy So, I went to a bar exam info session. And then started freaking out. Cool story, right? I should probably tell it at parties. Anyways, I really did go to a bar exam info […]
  • Sep 28

    #The2Llife: Class Spotlight: Immigration Law

    #The2Llife: Class Spotlight: Immigration Law
    GUEST BLOG by Dani Gies, 2L at UCLA School of Law If you’re just joining me now, my primary focus in law school is immigration law, and more specifically, criminal immigration law. Since I’m a 2L, I’m finally taking the…
Rank this Week: 344

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

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

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    IOA Members Vote to Change Bylaw

    IOA Members Vote to Change Bylaw
    Members of the International Ombudsman Association have, for the first time, voted to update their bylaws to revise membership categories and restructure eligibility for Board service.  The vote culminates years of work by IOA leaders to…
  • Sep 30

    Coalition of Federal Ombudsman Sets 2016 Conference

    Coalition of Federal Ombudsman Sets 2016 Conference
    COFO has opened announced details of its 2016 conference.  This one-day event takes place on October 7 and will focus on the themes of, "support, connect, learn, and grow." Thomas Zgambo, Ombudsman at the World Bank Group, will serve as…
  • Sep 30

    Job Posting: Leadership for Educational Equity

    Job Posting: Leadership for Educational Equity
    The nonprofit organization that advocates for the educational equity and supports the work of Teach for America is hiring its first Ombudsperson. The position will work with LEE staff and have a “dotted line” reporting…
Rank this Week: 328

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Sep 30

    Hiring at Georgetown

    Hiring at Georgetown
    Georgetown Law, and the Law Center's Language Center, are hiring another fellow. More information about that position and other legal writing jobs is available by clicking here. Hat tip to Almas Khan. (mew)
  • Sep 28

    Destruction of Cultural Heritage is a War Crime

    Destruction of Cultural Heritage is a War Crime
    The International Criminal Court (ICC) this week found a Malian Islamist accused of destroying historical and religious monuments in the fabled city of Timbuktu guilty in the first-ever prosecution of the destruction of cultural heritage as a…
  • Sep 28

    Palau Underscores Dangers of Climate Change, Global Conflict, Violent Extremism, and Nuclear Weapon

    Palau Underscores Dangers of Climate Change, Global Conflict, Violent Extremism, and Nuclear Weapon
    Addressing the General Assembly, Palau’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations underlined this week the urgency of addressing challenges such as threats from climate change, global conflict, issues of migrants and refugees, violent…
Rank this Week: 443

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

Covers Michigan's appellate courts. By Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
Rank this Week: 312

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Marijuana Breathalyzer Use in California Now Underway

    Marijuana Breathalyzer Use in California Now Underway
    For the first time in U.S. history, marijuana breathalyzers were in use on public roads, and it’s happening right here in California.  The devices, the brainchild of an Oakland emergency room doctor and reserve police officer for…
  • Sep 29

    Poll: Most California Voters Back Legal Weed

    Poll: Most California Voters Back Legal Weed
    It’s been six years since a law that would have legalized recreational marijuana was shot down. It’s also almost a month until California voters consider it once again. There is strong evidence to suggest this time, the outcome…
  • Sep 27

    Report: College Students Consume More Marijuana, Fewer Opioid

    Report: College Students Consume More Marijuana, Fewer Opioid
    New research from the University of Michigan reveals that high school and college students are far less likely to consume illegal drugs than their parents. In fact, students’ use of prescription opioids (obtained both legally and…
Rank this Week: 495

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

Covers divorce, spousal support and property division in California. By the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC.

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    New Laws About Child Vaccination

    New Laws About Child Vaccination
    Vaccination proponents and those who are against mandatory vaccinations (often called “anti-vaxxers”) have been all over the news.  Celebrities and politicians have come out on both sides of the issue, making the debate very…
  • Sep 28

    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to Divorce!

    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to Divorce!
    If you haven’t heard the news by now, I can only assume that you have been living under a rock or buried in a media-less hole for some time now. And yes, by “the news”, I mean the news of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s…
  • Sep 26

    How do the physician-patient and psychotherapist-patient privileges work in Family Law proceedings?

    How do the physician-patient and psychotherapist-patient privileges work in Family Law proceedings?
    The rules of evidence can be challenging. Understanding it is a skill that must be honed and refined, which is what we try to do at the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford. In this blog, we will discuss two of the most important evidentiary…
Rank this Week: 313

Presnell on Privileges

Presnell on Privileges

Covers evidentiary privileges and outside counsel. By Todd Presnell.

http://presnellonprivileges.com/
  • Sep 30

    Monthly Privilege Roundup: Ted Bundy, Dr. King’s Lawyer, and More Hillary Clinton

    Monthly Privilege Roundup: Ted Bundy, Dr. King’s Lawyer, and More Hillary Clinton
    We see privilege issues discussed in judicial decisions, legal commentary, and mainstream news.  Here is a roundup of interesting privilege issues for September 2016. →The New Republic reviews John Henry…
  • Sep 27

    Legal Advice or PR Plan? A Pertinent Privilege Conundrum

    Legal Advice or PR Plan? A Pertinent Privilege Conundrum
    Originally published by Law360, New York (June 9, 2016, 11:40 AM ET) — The ever-expanding scope of what constitutes the “press” creates new issues for companies and their counsel dealing with disputes that either are in…
  • Sep 13

    Court Rejects Privilege for In-House Lawyer’s Handwritten Notation

    Court Rejects Privilege for In-House Lawyer’s Handwritten Notation
    In a ruling that may puzzle in-house legal departments, the Arizona USDC ruled that the attorney–client privilege did not cover in-house attorneys’ handwritten notations on non-privileged documents.  The court’s primary…
Rank this Week: 376

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • Sep 30

    E-Negotiation: the Next Media for Reaching a Deal?

    E-Negotiation: the Next Media for Reaching a Deal?
    As technology advances so do our options to communicate. Before there were written languages we negotiated verbally around the campfire. Now we can negotiate via Skype, texts, emails or instant messaging. How does using different media to…
  • Sep 26

    Walk the Walk, Don’t Talk the Talk

    Walk the Walk, Don’t Talk the Talk
    Attorneys are a varied group of people and just like any group there are some that are more verbally aggressive than others. One of their strategies may be to “psyche you out” by talking tough, telling you what a terrible case…
  • Sep 21

    Maybe You Should Just Say No to Negotiating

    Maybe You Should Just Say No to Negotiating
    We’re all busy. We all need to get things done. Maybe one of those things is a case you think you can resolve through negotiations or mediation. Given the status of the case you think it’s “ripe” for settlement and…
Rank this Week: 396

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi bring us their and their guests views on a variety of hot legal topics. Part of the Legal Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/
  • Sep 30

    The DEA, Schedule 1, and Marijuana

    The DEA, Schedule 1, and Marijuana
    In a recent decision, the Drug Enforcement Administration ruled that marijuana will remain a Schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Substances Act. Substances in Schedule 1 are determined by the Food and Drug Administration to be drugs…
  • Sep 16

    Legal Issues Facing Our Veteran

    Legal Issues Facing Our Veteran
    After our veterans return from combat or active duty, they can face a host of legal issues upon returning to the reality of home. From homelessness stemming from evictions and foreclosures to child custody disputes to problems with benefits,…
  • Sep 2

    Law Enforcement and the Use of Robot

    Law Enforcement and the Use of Robot
    In July, a sniper, later identified as Micah Xavier Johnson, opened fire at a march against fatal police shootings, held in downtown Dallas, Texas, killing 5 police officers and wounding many others. After a 45 minute gun battle and hours of…
Rank this Week: 473

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    #FlashbackFridayReads: I Don't Know

    #FlashbackFridayReads: I Don't Know
    Today on #FlasbackFriday let's read back on one of my blog post on when to say "I don't know" without actually saying "I don't know." - Garry J. Wise, TorontoVisit our Toronto Law Office website: www.wiselaw.net Visit our website:…
  • Sep 29

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday September 29, 2016. Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Sep 29, 2016 at 6:18am PDTIn Ontario, you may complete a Power of Attorney…
  • Sep 28

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday September 28, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Sep 28, 2016 at 6:27am PDTOntario’s Family Law Act (FLA) governs the…
Rank this Week: 494

Courthouse Insider

Courthouse Insider

Covers criminal law. By Brian Silber.

http://www.briansilber.com/
Rank this Week: 510

Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

Covers copyright and other intellectual property topics. By Tonya Gisselberg.

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Sep 30

    Enforceability of Foreign Law More Complex Than Mere Translation

    Enforceability of Foreign Law More Complex Than Mere Translation
    Yves Sicre de Fontbrune owns the copyright in the Zervos Catalog, considered a complete photographic catalog of Pablo Picasso’s artworks and containing more than 16,000 photographs. De Fontbrune successfully sued American art editor…
  • Sep 23

    Trade Secret Misappropriation Defeats Maze of Copyright Preemption Claim

    Trade Secret Misappropriation Defeats Maze of Copyright Preemption Claim
    GlobeRanger is a software company that specializes in radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.  GlobeRanger RFID solutions focus on inventory management, allowing users to filter, process and store inventory information in real…
  • Sep 16

    PlumbBob Flash Drive Design May Be Protected by Copyright

    PlumbBob Flash Drive Design May Be Protected by Copyright
    Electronic Arts (EA) creates a variety of online games, including The Sims.  The Sims game includes a gem-shaped icon called a “PlumbBob.”  To promote a Collector’s Edition of The Sims, EA contracted with…
Rank this Week: 360

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
  • Sep 30

    Resume blunders worse than Mark Sanchez’s butt fumble.

    Resume blunders worse than Mark Sanchez’s butt fumble.
    It’s the CareerBuilder.com survey of “The Most Outrageous Resume Mistakes Employers Have Found.” Eat your heart out “Butt Fumble“! An applicant’s name was auto-corrected from “Flin” to…
  • Sep 29

    The only HR Guide to Election 2016 that you’ll ever need to read

    The only HR Guide to Election 2016 that you’ll ever need to read
    Maybe. (Hey, don’t blame me. I voted for Kodos.) Either way, it’s free and I’ve done all the hard work for you. Indeed, here’s what I did: I went to Google.com I ran a few searches for stuff like “HR” and…
  • Sep 28

    The EEOC cares about small businesses, you guys.

    The EEOC cares about small businesses, you guys.
    In their quest to survive and eventually thrive, many small businesses do not prioritize EEO compliance. I’m not saying that small businesses purposefully set out to break the law. It’s just that, with a limited…
Rank this Week: 318

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Sep 30

    Settling Trades: SEC Proposes T+2!

    Settling Trades: SEC Proposes T+2!
    On Wednesday, the SEC proposed shortening the standard settlement cycle for most market transactions from 3 business days after the trade date to just two – known as “T+2” (here’s the 148-page proposing release). A…
  • Sep 29

    The Wells Fargo Clawback: Innovative – & Wave of the Future?

    The Wells Fargo Clawback: Innovative – & Wave of the Future?
    As noted in this NY Times article, MarketWatch article and Reuters article, CEO John Stumpf and the (now former) head of community banking for Wells Fargo have agreed to forfeit unvested equity awards to the tune of $41 million and $19…
  • Sep 28

    ISS FAQ: You May Need to Review Grandfathered Employment & Other Agreement

    ISS FAQ: You May Need to Review Grandfathered Employment & Other Agreement
    Here’s a blog that Mike Melbinger recently wrote on CompensationStandards.com: It’s September, welcome back to “school”. As we all begin to prepare for setting 2017 compensation and the 2017 proxy season, among the…
Rank this Week: 392

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

http://www.attorneyatwork.com/
  • Sep 30

    Overheard at the 2016 Futures Conference

    Overheard at the 2016 Futures Conference
    At the Futures Conference, there are always so many interesting new ideas pinging around it is impossible to catch them all. So this year, we enlisted a few people to help us keep track. Today we wrap Futures Week — our series on…
  • Sep 30

    Overheard at the 2016 Futures Conference

    Overheard at the 2016 Futures Conference
    At the Futures Conference, there are always so many interesting new ideas pinging around it is impossible to catch them all. So this year, we enlisted a few people to help us keep track. Today we wrap Futures Week — our series on…
  • Sep 29

    Your Free Guide to Practice Management Software for Family Law Attorney

    Your Free Guide to Practice Management Software for Family Law Attorney
    Life as a family law attorney is a pretty full docket. With high caseloads, too many calls to return, and yet another post on your favorite legal blog telling you everything you’re doing wrong in your practice. Trying to keep up with…
Rank this Week: 382

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Sep 30

    More on Autonomous Vehicle

    More on Autonomous Vehicle
    Autonomous vehicles have made it to Harrisburg. PennDOT, the City of Harrisburg, and Carnegie Mellon hosted the Pennsylvania Safety Symposium at the Capitol Complex to highlight safety and technology advances. Fox 43 has the story. Carnegie…
  • Sep 29

    JOTWELL Torts: Keating on Ewing on Corporate Responsibiilty and the Structure of Tort Law

    JOTWELL Torts: Keating on Ewing on Corporate Responsibiilty and the Structure of Tort Law
    At JOTWELL, Greg Keating reviews Benjamin Ewing's The Structure of Tort Law Revisited: The Problem of Corporate Responsibility.
  • Sep 29

    Goldberg & Zipursky on the Supreme Court and Tort Law

    Goldberg & Zipursky on the Supreme Court and Tort Law
    John Goldberg & Ben Zipursky have posted to SSRN The Supreme Court's Stealth Return to the Common Law of Torts. The abstract provides: In its famous 1938 Erie decision, the U.S. Supreme Court deemed itself without power to make general...
Rank this Week: 398

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

Covers personal injury law issues and topics, including medical malpractice, product liability, and worker's compensation.

http://www.chicagoinjuryattorneyblog.com/blog/
  • Sep 30

    Could I Sue a Food Truck for Food Poisoning?

    Could I Sue a Food Truck for Food Poisoning?
    When you enjoy the fare of a food truck, the last thing you plan to order up is a side of food poisoning. While your case of food poisoning may not require hospitalization, you could still suffer injuries and damages as a result of the…
  • Sep 27

    Pedestrian Safety in the City – Are You at Risk for Injury?

    Pedestrian Safety in the City – Are You at Risk for Injury?
    Fighting for Pedestrian Safety in Chicago In busy cities like Chicago, accidents that result in injured pedestrians are a common reality, and are extremely unfortunate. In some cases, the pedestrian is killed or suffers from long-term…
  • Sep 23

    Knowing Your Auto Insurance Policy Could Help After an Accident

    Knowing Your Auto Insurance Policy Could Help After an Accident
    Chicago Attorneys Assisting with Insurance Claims There are an estimated five million motor accidents that occur each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). If you are involved in an accident,…
Rank this Week: 338

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

Provides global food safety news & information. By Marler Clark LLP, PS.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Sep 29

    CDC closes flour/E. coli investigation; expects more illnesse

    CDC closes flour/E. coli investigation; expects more illnesse
    Federal health officials have concluded their investigation involving General Mills flour implicated in an E. coli outbreak that sickened at least 63 between December 2015 and now, but they say more people are expected to become ill. Both the…
  • Sep 29

    Cyclospora cases drop after FDA monitors Mexican cilantro

    Cyclospora cases drop after FDA monitors Mexican cilantro
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is linking its program to more closely monitor fresh Mexican cilantro to a drop in domestically acquired Cyclospora cayetanensis infections. According to a Sept. 19 update from the U.S. Centers…
  • Sep 29

    How many do you know? Top 10 food safety myths and fact

    How many do you know? Top 10 food safety myths and fact
    Editor’s note: For the final day of Food Safety Month, we bring you these popular — and dangerous — myths and their factual counterparts from the Partnership for Food Safety Education. MYTH: If I microwave food,…
Rank this Week: 374

RegBlog

RegBlog

A regulation blog, in affiliation with the Penn Program on Regulation. From the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

http://www.regblog.org/
Rank this Week: 424

Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Sep 29

    President Obama Signs Bill to Keep Government Funded

    President Obama Signs Bill to Keep Government Funded
    President Obama signed into law H.R. 5325, a bill passed yesterday by Congress that includes a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government until December 9, 2016. The CR includes clean, short-term extensions of the Conrad 30 J…
  • Sep 29

    Supreme Court Grants Cert in Lynch v. Dimaya

    Supreme Court Grants Cert in Lynch v. Dimaya
    Today, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the petition for a writ of certiorari in Lynch v. Dimaya to hear whether the definition of a “crime of violence” in the immigration context is unconstitutionally vague.…
  • Sep 29

    USCIS Updates the H-2B Cap Count

    USCIS Updates the H-2B Cap Count
    As of April 25, 2016, USCIS had receipted 29,030 beneficiaries towards the 33,000 cap for the second half of FY2016. This count includes 23,421 approved and 5,609 pending beneficiaries. Tagged: cap, H-2B, h2b
Rank this Week: 365

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 430

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

Focuses on issues and the differences in how the law relates to economic organizations, political organizations, religious, ethnic and family organizations. By Penn State Dickinson School of Law Professor Larry Catá Backer.

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 534

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Sep 29

    More and More Frisbee Photo

    More and More Frisbee Photo
    Summer has given way fall, and that means that it is time for another round of readers’ Frisbee photos, this time including a harvest of great pictures taken overseas. Readers will recall that in connection with The D&O…
  • Sep 29

    Guest Post: ERISA-Regulated Benefit Plans Not “Affiliates” for Securities Class Settlement Purpose

    Guest Post: ERISA-Regulated Benefit Plans Not “Affiliates” for Securities Class Settlement Purpose
    In the settlement documents prepared in connection with securities class action settlements, the documents typically specify that certain groups are excluded from the settlement class. Among the groups typically excluded are…
  • Sep 28

    Six Things to Know Now About the SEC Whistleblower Program

    Six Things to Know Now About the SEC Whistleblower Program
    One of the signature features of the Dodd-Frank Act was its creation of an SEC Whistleblower program. Under the program, the SEC can award whistleblowers a bounty of between ten percent and thirty percent of any recoveries the SEC makes in…
Rank this Week: 448

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    The Emergency Preparedness Rule

    The Emergency Preparedness Rule
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services finalized a rule recently in light of the most recent natural disasters in Louisiana that compromised the safety and well being of many Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries throughout the affected…
  • Sep 25

    End of Life Counseling and Medicare

    End of Life Counseling and Medicare
    Medicare was established by the federal government as a way to provide health insurance for people 65 years old and above, as well as younger people with disabilities. This program provides coverage through a variety of different plans for…
  • Sep 21

    What is a Discretionary Trust and When Should I Use it?

    What is a Discretionary Trust and When Should I Use it?
    What Is It? A Discretionary Trust is another type of trust that is commonly used by a grantor seeking to distribute assets to a class of people or their family. Unlike a mandatory trust which requires distributions of income and principal be…
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Overtime Lawyer Blog

Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers minimum wage and tip credit in Georgia. By Buckley Beal LLP.

http://www.overtimelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    DOL Settles FLSA Wage Violation Case

    DOL Settles FLSA Wage Violation Case
    The United States Department of Labor just settled a federal lawsuit filed, ironically, against the U.S. labor department for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The lawsuit asserted that Labor Department employees had…
  • Sep 13

    Errors in classifying workers as exempt or non-exempt may violate the FLSA

    Errors in classifying workers as exempt or non-exempt may violate the FLSA
    As companies and employers begin preparation for the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) amendments to take effect, the incidence of wage and hour lawsuits continues to rise.  Most often, this occurs when employers fail to pay their…
  • Sep 5

    Atlanta University to Implement New FLSA Rule

    Atlanta University to Implement New FLSA Rule
    A recent report from Emory University in Atlanta notes that the school is preparing to implement the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations.  These amendments increase the salary threshold that must be met before workers can be…
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swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
  • Sep 29

    Vereinigte Bundesversammlung: Wahl neuer Bundesrichter

    Vereinigte Bundesversammlung: Wahl neuer Bundesrichter
    Die Vereinigte Bundesversammlung hat Marie-Chantal May Canellas (CVP) und Daniela Viscione (SVP) zu Bundesrichterinnen gewählt. Sie ersetzen die beiden abtretenden Bundesrichter Gilbert Kolly und Rudolf Ursprung. Der Medienmitteilung des…
  • Sep 29

    BVGer bestätigt Busse gegen Nikon AG, stützt sich auf Elmex-Rechtsprechung

    BVGer bestätigt Busse gegen Nikon AG, stützt sich auf Elmex-Rechtsprechung
    Mit Urteil vom 16. September 2016 hat das Bundesverwaltungsgericht eine Busse der Wettbewerbskommission gegen Nikon AG wegen unzulässigen vertikalen Gebietsabreden bestätigt.Nach den Feststellungen der WEKO Ende 2011 hatte Nikon…
  • Sep 26

    4A_333/2016: Beweislast für das Vorliegen einer Doppelversicherung liegt bei der Versicherung

    4A_333/2016: Beweislast für das Vorliegen einer Doppelversicherung liegt bei der Versicherung
    In einer versicherungsrechtlichen Auseinandersetzung war umstritten, welche Partei die Beweislast für das Vorliegen einer Doppelversicherung trägt (Urteil 4A_333/2016 vom 18. August 2016).Bei Doppelversicherung haftet jeder…
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Copyright & Trademark Matters

Copyright & Trademark Matters

Offers insights and developments in copyright and trademark law. By Mintz Levin.

http://www.copyrighttrademarkmatters.com
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43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Right of publicity/passing off blast from the past

    Right of publicity/passing off blast from the past
    From The Spirit of the Times, May 21, 1845"Gen. Tom Thumb's father brought suit in Paris, against the manager of a theatre, who announced a play called Tom Pouce, (Thumb,) while the General was exhibiting himself at another place. The…
  • Sep 29

    when are state law unfair competition claims preempted?

    when are state law unfair competition claims preempted?
    Duer v. Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, Inc., 2015 WL 11256568, No. 14-CV-01589 (N.D. Ga. Jul. 8, 2015)Very broad preemption finding makes me blog this older case that popped out of Westlaw.  Duer makes medicine dosage adherence…
  • Sep 29

    Parody product fails to squeak through the cracks in dilution/infringement claim

    Parody product fails to squeak through the cracks in dilution/infringement claim
    VIP Products, LLC v. Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc., No. 14-cv-02057 (D. Az. Sept. 27, 2016)The court denied VIP’s motion for summary judgment on its declaratory judgment action against JDPI, and also kicked out a number of…
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HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

Covers human resources and other workforce management, compensation and employee benefits laws, policies and practices. By Solutions Law Press.

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
  • Sep 29

    William Cowen New NLRB Regional Director In Southern California

    William Cowen New NLRB Regional Director In Southern California
    William B. Cowen has been named the new Regional Director for the National Labor Relations Board Region 21 Office in Los Angeles. In his new position, Mr. Cowen will be responsible for enforcing the National Labor Relations Act in Southern…
  • Sep 12

    EBSA Gives ERISA Regulatory Relief To Louisiana Storm Victim

    EBSA Gives ERISA Regulatory Relief To Louisiana Storm Victim
    The U.S. Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) announced employee benefit plan compliance relief for plans, plan sponsors and service providers and plan members adversely impacted by recent storms and flooding…
  • Aug 31

    New EEOC Rules Heighten Already Substant

    New EEOC Rules Heighten Already Substant
    New EEOC Rules Heighten Already Substantial Employer EEO Retaliation Risks.http://ow.ly/equi303KxgSFiled under: Uncategorized
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Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Offers commentary on civil rights issues, recent decisions and other areas of interest to New York civil litigators and criminal practitioners. By Nicole L. Black.

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/suigeneris/
  • Sep 29

    9 iPhone Apps For Lawyer

    9 iPhone Apps For Lawyer
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** 9 iPhone Apps for Lawyers According to the results of the American Bar Association’s latest Legal Technology Survey Report, six out of 10…
  • Sep 13

    Lawyers and cloud computing in 2016

    Lawyers and cloud computing in 2016
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Lawyers and cloud computing in 2016 I started writing about cloud and mobile computing for lawyers nearly a decade ago, urging lawyers to learn…
  • Sep 13

    Lawyers and cloud computing in 2016

    Lawyers and cloud computing in 2016
    Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Lawyers and cloud computing in 2016 I started writing about cloud and mobile computing for lawyers nearly a decade ago, urging lawyers to learn…
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Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Sep 29

    The Strategic Social Construction of Cybernorm

    The Strategic Social Construction of Cybernorm
    by Duncan Hollis by Duncan Hollis A few years back, I was lucky enough to be invited by research scientists at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab — especially the late Roger Hurwitz — to participate in a…
  • Sep 29

    New (And Better) Eligibility Rules for the Lieber Prize

    New (And Better) Eligibility Rules for the Lieber Prize
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Last year, I criticised ASIL for limiting its very prestigious Lieber Prize to academics under 35. I described that limit as “ageist,” noting that in today’s academic world there are…
  • Sep 27

    Trump Advocates World War III

    Trump Advocates World War III
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller I know pointing out stupid things Donald Trump says is a fool’s errand — pretty much everything Donald Trump says is stupid. (Note to non-hack conservative friends: I genuinely feel…
Rank this Week: 363

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey civil rights violations and employment law. By Traub Law.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    Written Warning Could be an Adverse Employment Action under the NJLAD

    Written Warning Could be an Adverse Employment Action under the NJLAD
    The New Jersey Appellate Division recently held that a written warning, if part of a system of progressive discipline, may constitute an adverse employment action under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”), which in…
  • Sep 27

    Employer May be Held Liable for Retaliatory Intent of Low Level Employee

    Employer May be Held Liable for Retaliatory Intent of Low Level Employee
    The Second Circuit in Vasquez v. Empress Ambulance Service, Inc., recently adopted the “cat’s paw” theory of liability under Title VII and found that the retaliatory intent of a low-level, non-supervisory employee may be…
  • Jul 22

    NJ Court Refuses to Require Arbitration of Employment Dispute

    NJ Court Refuses to Require Arbitration of Employment Dispute
    The NJ Appellate Division has ruled, once again that it will not require enforcement of an arbitration clause absent a showing that the clause constituted a clear waiver by the plaintiff of his or her right to a jury trial. In Anthony v.…
Rank this Week: 340

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Covers securities law. By Fitapelli | Kurta.

http://www.securitieslawattorneys.net/
  • Sep 29

    Steven Wine Sanctioned and Suspended by FINRA

    Steven Wine Sanctioned and Suspended by FINRA
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on September 9, 2016 indicate that Chicago-based Stifel Nicolaus & Company broker/adviser Steven Wine has been sanctioned by FINRA. The securities…
  • Sep 29

    Dennis Hayes Facing $750,000 Customer Complaint

    Dennis Hayes Facing $750,000 Customer Complaint
    Public records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on September 9, 2016 indicate that Florida-based Newbridge Securities broker/adviser Dennis Hayes is the subject of a pending customer complaint. The securities…
  • Sep 29

    Robert Yahney Has Pending Misrepresentation Complaint

    Robert Yahney Has Pending Misrepresentation Complaint
    Public records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on September 9, 2016 indicate that Florida-based Merrill Lynch broker Robert Yahney is the subject of a pending customer complaint. The securities and investment…
Rank this Week: 506

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Sep 29

    SCOTUS Adds Two First Amendment Cases to Docket: Trademarks and Surcharge Law

    SCOTUS Adds Two First Amendment Cases to Docket: Trademarks and Surcharge Law
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The United States Supreme Court has added to notable First Amendment speech cases to its docket in its September 29 Order granting certiorari. In Lee v. Tam, the...
  • Sep 29

    First Circuit: Statute Prohibiting "Ballot Selfies" Violates First Amendment

    First Circuit: Statute Prohibiting "Ballot Selfies" Violates First Amendment
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in Rideout v. Gardner, the First Circuit, affirming the district judge, held that New Hampshire's prohibition of "ballot selfies" violates the…
  • Sep 28

    Call for Papers: Symposium on the Constitution of Canada

    Call for Papers: Symposium on the Constitution of Canada
    Scuola Sant' Anna and the STALS (Sant' Anna Legal Studies) Project are hosting a symposium on The Constitution of Canada: History, Evolution, Influence and Reform in Pisa, Italy, on May 24, 2017. Hosts are calling for papers: Submissions are…
Rank this Week: 442

Legal by the Bay

Legal by the Bay

Reports on Bay Area legal news, pro bono and diversity in the legal profession, tech tips and resources, work life balance, and more. By the Bar Association of San Francisco,

http://blog.sfbar.org/
Rank this Week: 345

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Sep 29

    EDTX motions to transfer grant rate rises to 57%

    EDTX motions to transfer grant rate rises to 57%
    Good article by Wei Wang, Gregory H. Lantier, Derek Gosma, and Mindy Sooter in WilmerHale's Eastern District of Texas Newsletter this month on motions to transfer in the district. In it, they note that the number of motions to transfer...
  • Sep 23

    No infringement; claims invalid in Intel v. HTC case

    No infringement; claims invalid in Intel v. HTC case
    Chalk another one up for the double loss column for plaintiffs. After a pair of plaintiff wins last week in Tyler and Marshall, a patent plaintiff lost on both infringement and invalidity today. A Marshall jury in Judge Gilstrap's court...
  • Sep 21

    Cybersecurity for Law Firms - Presentation at 40th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation conference

    Cybersecurity for Law Firms - Presentation at 40th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation conference
    Well, if you're going to miss me talking about the effect of the new federal rules on discovery and pleadings on patent litigation in Plano in November, or moderating a panel on trade secret litigation at the EDTX bench/bar in...
Rank this Week: 428

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 525

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Covers disability and social security, elder law, and VA benefits.

http://blog.finkrosnerershow-levenberg.com/
  • Sep 29

    Feds announce new Medicaid/Medicare rule banning arbitration clauses in nursing home contract

    Feds announce new Medicaid/Medicare rule banning arbitration clauses in nursing home contract
    Effective in November, 2016, mandatory arbitration clauses in nursing home admissions contracts will be prohibited for all nursing homes which accept federal Medicaid or Medicare dollars. This is a dramatic shift in the landscape which will…
  • Sep 27

    VA Appeals Modernization Act of 2016 and Related Bill

    VA Appeals Modernization Act of 2016 and Related Bill
    There are a number of bills that have been introduced both at the House and Senate to modify the procedure by which veterans or claimants can dispute a decision from the Department of Veterans Affairs [hereinafter “VA” or…
  • Sep 27

    Start your long term care planning before the reverse mortgage is used up

    Start your long term care planning before the reverse mortgage is used up
    I have encountered the following crisis too many times. A frail elder is living at home, and since the home is safe and nice, is happily aging in place. Once the homeowner reaches the point of hiring a home health … Continue reading…
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