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Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports, and other matters of general interest to the Houston business, professional, and academic communities. Published by Houston attorney Tom Kirkendall.

http://blog.kir.com/
Rank this Week: 150

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
Rank this Week: 33

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/
  • Nov 20

    Private Exchanges: Employer Health Program Panacea or Problem? Consider Carefully!

    Private Exchanges: Employer Health Program Panacea or Problem? Consider Carefully!
    Employers trying to continue offering affordable health and welfare benefits amid the expanding costs and regulations enacted under the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (ACA) often are encouraged by some consultants and brokers to…
  • Nov 17

    Tell Senate To Pass Fix To ACA’s Full-Time Employee Definition

    Tell Senate To Pass Fix To ACA’s Full-Time Employee Definition
    Employers and others concerned about the financial, reporting and other burdens of complying with the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (ACA) “pay-or-play” employer shared responsibility rules imposed under Internal…
  • Nov 17

    HHS Delays Deadline To Submit ACA Reinsurance Program Enrollment Counts To 12/5

    HHS Delays Deadline To Submit ACA Reinsurance Program Enrollment Counts To 12/5
    The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has yielded to requests for an extension of the deadline for contributing entities to submit their 2014 enrollment counts for transitional reinsurance program contributions under 45 CFR…
Rank this Week: 682

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Nov 20

    Future Voices Ireland Volunteer Group Leaders Wanted

    Future Voices Ireland Volunteer Group Leaders Wanted
    Human Rights in Ireland welcomes this guest post from Mairead Healy. Mairead is the founder of Future Voices and she is also an Ashoka Fellow.  Are you interested in making a difference? Are you passionate about working with young…
  • Nov 19

    Our Voices, Our Rights: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Ireland

    Our Voices, Our Rights: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Ireland
    Human Rights in Ireland welcomes this guest post from Geraldine Murphy, Legal & Social Welfare Intern at the Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC). The parallel report on Ireland’s compliance with the International…
  • Nov 17

    Direct Provision in the Irish High Court: The Decision

    Direct Provision in the Irish High Court: The Decision
    This post summarises some of the main grounds of challenge to the direct provision system in the case and the findings of Mr Justice Colm Mac Eochaidh only. I hope to be able to do an analysis of this decision in the coming weeks. This is a…
Rank this Week: 67

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

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

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Nov 22

    Good News! Afghan Authorities Commit to Ensure Brishna’s Safety

    Good News! Afghan Authorities Commit to Ensure Brishna’s Safety
    Victory! Following the sentencing of Brishna’s rapist, Afghan authorities have now committed to ensuring Brishna’s protection. In May 2014, Brishna, a 10-year-old girl from Kunduz province, was raped by a local mullah.  She…
  • Nov 20

    Attacks Continue against Honduran Rights Activist

    Attacks Continue against Honduran Rights Activist
    The murder on November 11, 2014 of Juan Ángel López Miralda, a human rights activist and former leader in the peasant movement in Honduras, follows a troubling pattern of abuses against human rights defenders in the region.
  • Nov 12

    Indigenous Women Need Your Help

    Indigenous Women Need Your Help
    By Cindy Ko and Adotei Akwei It is time for the Obama administration to ensure implementation of standardized sexual assault policies aimed at helping ensure that Indigenous survivors of sexual violence  can access medical treatment and…
Rank this Week: 41

Hunter's Query

Hunter's Query

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

http://huntersquery.byulaw.info/wordpress/
  • Nov 13

    HeinOnline Alumni Acce

    HeinOnline Alumni Acce
    Earlier this year the BYU Law Library entered into an agreement to provide BYU Law Alums with access to HeinOnline’s law journal database. This database contains PDF versions of over 1,900 law reviews and journals, with coverage of each…
  • Nov 10

    Rex Lee and Oyez

    Rex Lee and Oyez
    Attendees of the Rex E. Lee Moot Court Competition Finals were encouraged  to listen to the Supreme Court oral arguments of great Supreme Court advocates like Rex Lee, Paul Clement, and Seth Waxman to help develop their advocacy…
  • Nov 6

    XChange

    XChange
    The Law School is lucky to have had the Utah Supreme Court with us this morning to hear arguments in two cases.  In the first case one of the attorneys referenced XChange and I wanted to make sure our students were familiar with this…
Rank this Week: 287

I/P Updates

I/P Updates

Offers news and information for intellectual property practitioners. By William F. Heinze.

http://ip-updates.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    46th Annual Corporate Patent Seminar

    46th Annual Corporate Patent Seminar
    Registration is now open for the 46th Annual Corporate Patent Seminar in Austin, Texas on November 14-16th. Past participants have included representatives from Procter & Gamble, Caterpillar, SC Johnson, Pfizer, Eli Lilly and others.
  • Jun 7

    Marking Not Required for Notice in Process or Method Claim

    Marking Not Required for Notice in Process or Method Claim
    In Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
  • Mar 3

    Fair Use Doctrine Under U.S. Copyright Law

    Fair Use Doctrine Under U.S. Copyright Law
    Authors rights under copyright law are subject to certain limitations, including the doctrine of “fair use” that was developed through a substantial number of court decisions over the years and has been codified in section 107 of …
Rank this Week: 847

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

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

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Nov 20

    “Use of Vacation Time Does Not Represent Lost Income” in ICBC Claim

    “Use of Vacation Time Does Not Represent Lost Income” in ICBC Claim
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, holding that used vacation time following an injury is not compensable as lost income in a personal injury lawsuit. In today’s case (McCartney v.…
  • Nov 20

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic Aggravation of Pre-Existing Neck Symptom

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Chronic Aggravation of Pre-Existing Neck Symptom
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for a chronic aggravation of a pre-existing neck injury. In today’s case (McCartney v. McArthur) the Plaintiff was involved in a…
  • Nov 19

    Addiction and Pain Management Programs Not Mandatory ICBC Benefit

    Addiction and Pain Management Programs Not Mandatory ICBC Benefit
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, finding that an addiction program and a multi-disciplinary pain management program are not mandatory ICBC No Fault benefits. In today’s case…
Rank this Week: 549

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Nov 5

    UAVs and peacebuilding: Some thought

    UAVs and peacebuilding: Some thought
    My work with UAVs is largely conceptual, framed by growing up in a context of war, deeply informed by having to deal with the enduring legacy of violent conflict even post-war and anchored to the inalienable yet often callously erased rights…
  • Sep 17

    Technology: Progress and Potential

    Technology: Progress and Potential
    An article I wrote for Alliance for Peacebuilding’s Building Peace magazine is now up on the web. In it, I look at both the significant progress around technologies to share vital information before and during a conflict or disaster,…
  • Sep 17

    Technology: Progress and Potential

    Technology: Progress and Potential
    An article I wrote for Alliance for Peacebuilding’s Building Peace magazine is now up on the web. In it, I look at both the significant progress around technologies to share vital information before and during a conflict or disaster,…
Rank this Week: 38

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

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

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 22

    Crash near Downey Injures 3

    Crash near Downey Injures 3
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Nov 21

    Idaho State Police Arrest Kingston Woman for First Degree Murder of Infant Girl in August

    Idaho State Police Arrest Kingston Woman for First Degree Murder of Infant Girl in August
    Heather Lynn CrawfordIDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE Teresa Baker Public Information Officer Headquarters 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642 (208) 884-7122 Fax (208) 884-7087 For Immediate Release: 11/21/14 at 6:00 p.m. COEUR D'ALENE -…
  • Nov 21

    Fatal Crash near Ashton

    Fatal Crash near Ashton
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 6 1540 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828…
Rank this Week: 249

idealawg

idealawg

Law practice information and ideas. From Stephanie West Allen of Allen & Nichols Production.

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
  • Nov 21

    How'd this lawyer get to be a terrific negotiator? By using an unusual practice

    How'd this lawyer get to be a terrific negotiator? By using an unusual practice
    Anyone who has sincerely tried to improve in some area of personal or professional life probably understands the value of feedback. But what this lawyer did to get feedback is rare and perhaps surprising. From Sherwood Park News: How do you…
  • Nov 16

    Want a life free of stress? Let's hope not!

    Want a life free of stress? Let's hope not!
    Is stress bad for you? Not all of it. In fact, a life without stress would be neither healthy nor enjoyable. You do NOT want to wake up to days that are stress-free. Your clients don't want that for you either. With the right stress, you are…
  • Nov 2

    Interested in mediation or collaborative law in trust and estates and other related family matters?

    Interested in mediation or collaborative law in trust and estates and other related family matters?
    I call to your attention two no-fee teleseminars being offered this month by the Purposeful Planning Institute; one or both might be worth your time. Take a look below for all the information. If you want to join either call, get your…
Rank this Week: 297

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Jun 12

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap
    Almost everyone has heard of Kickstarter by now: it’s the premier place for a team with an idea and a plan to raise capital to fund almost any sort of product. However, your return on your investment is the product itself if you pay…
  • Jun 12

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?
    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on March 25th, 2014, on the Tenth Circuit Case Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius and the Third Circuit Case Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius; a ruling is expected in late June.[i] Hobby Lobby…
  • Apr 17

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
Rank this Week: 242

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Federal Tort Claims Act, Injuries to Minors and Children, Land Owner Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Products Liability, and Toxic Torts. By Levin & Perconti.

http://www.illinoisinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 7

    Fiat Chrysler Issues Recalls On Over 566,000 Vehicles For Fire & Electrical Safety Issue

    Fiat Chrysler Issues Recalls On Over 566,000 Vehicles For Fire & Electrical Safety Issue
    Many Americans rely on their vehicles every day for basic needs. Our cars take us to and from work and school and picking up members of our family from Point A to Point B. Our cars are our source of transportation when we need to do our…
  • Nov 3

    Mother & Three Children Killed in Vandalia Train Crossing Accident

    Mother & Three Children Killed in Vandalia Train Crossing Accident
    Through our blogs, we frequently remind our readers of the importance of safety around on the roads and around trains and railroad crossings. Train collisions are incredibly dangerous, especially due to the immense size of trains and the…
  • Oct 31

    Avoid Pumpkin-Carving Injuries With These Fall Safety Tip

    Avoid Pumpkin-Carving Injuries With These Fall Safety Tip
    All around Chicagoland neighborhoods, fall is in the air, as are the fall harvest-themed holidays of Halloween and Thanksgiving. With these holidays comes the popularity of decorating gourds and pumpkins and cooking many pumpkin-flavored…
Rank this Week: 818

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Covers medical malpractice cases, news and issues with a focus on Illinois. From Levin & Perconti.

http://medicalmalpractice.levinperconti.com/
  • Nov 21

    Deadly Pharmacy Errors Likely Caused by Corporate Greed?

    Deadly Pharmacy Errors Likely Caused by Corporate Greed?
    Another patient has lost her life to a tragic pharmacy error. A new report out of Texas shows what may be the cause of some of these totally preventable wrongful deaths: corporate greed. Pharmacy Accused of Causing Deadly Drug…
  • Nov 19

    Tragic Case Demonstrates Horrible Consequences of Tort Reform

    Tragic Case Demonstrates Horrible Consequences of Tort Reform
    We regularly discuss the folly of tort reform in this blog, and how it hurts people who are legitimately injured by medical malpractice and insulates bad actors from having to take responsibility for the harm they cause. But a recent case in…
  • Nov 13

    Scare Tactics Convince California Voters to Vote Against Lifting Damages Cap

    Scare Tactics Convince California Voters to Vote Against Lifting Damages Cap
    Medical malpractice lawsuits play an extremely important role in our medical system. They fulfill two purposes: (1) they provide a way for those hurt by medical professionals to be made whole, and (2) they act to deter negligent and reckless…
Rank this Week: 781

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Covers Illinois nursing homes and information for nursing home residents, family members, ombudsmen, resident advocates, elder law attorneys and nursing home staff. By Levin & Perconti.

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • Nov 21

    State Fails to Adequately Address Nursing Home Complaint

    State Fails to Adequately Address Nursing Home Complaint
    It can be a very nerve-racking experience to put a loved one in a nursing home or long-term care facility, particularly knowing of so many horror stories about how residents and patients are treated by staffers at facilities around the…
  • Nov 18

    Important Panel in Chicago Next Spring on Dementia Will Feature Levin & Perconti Attorney

    Important Panel in Chicago Next Spring on Dementia Will Feature Levin & Perconti Attorney
    The elderly deal with many afflictions as they age, any number of which could require a stay in a nursing home or long-term care facilities. There could be physical reasons, such as recovering from a fall, recovering from a procedure, or just…
  • Nov 17

    Illinois Attorney General in Favor of Nursing Home Camera

    Illinois Attorney General in Favor of Nursing Home Camera
    A major controversy discussed multiple times here, across the state of Illinois, and across the United States, has been the issue of allowing hidden cameras in nursing homes. The proposition of using hidden cameras to document such abuse and…
Rank this Week: 282

Illinois Sexual Harassment…

Illinois Sexual Harassment Attorney Blog

Covers employment discrimination, constructive discharge, gender discrimination, and sexual harassment. By Peter M. LaSorsa.

http://www.illinoissexualharassmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 8

    Merry Maids Pays $40,000 To Settle A Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

    Merry Maids Pays $40,000 To Settle A Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit
    V&B LLC, a Merry Maids home cleaning franchise pays $40,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit. The discrimination lawsuit was first filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). Published documents in the…
  • Oct 5

    DSW Inc. Settles Age Discrimination Lawsuit For $900,000

    DSW Inc. Settles Age Discrimination Lawsuit For $900,000
    DSW Inc., pays $900,000 to settle an age discrimination and retaliation lawsuit. The discrimination was first filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). According to published accounts DSW, formerly known as Designer…
  • Sep 28

    McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, Inc. Pays $1.3 Million To Settle Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

    McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, Inc. Pays $1.3 Million To Settle Racial Discrimination Lawsuit
    McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants, Inc. pays $1.3 million to settle a lawsuit involving a pattern-or-practice of racial discrimination. The lawsuit was first filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). …
Rank this Week: 182

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

Covers US immigration laws and policies. By Maged & Rost.

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Nov 21

    USCIS INFORMATION ON PRESIDENT’S ACTIONS ON IMMIGRATION

    USCIS INFORMATION ON PRESIDENT’S ACTIONS ON IMMIGRATION
    The following is the latest on Executive Action from uscis.gov: On November 20, 2014, the President announced a series of executive actions to crack down on illegal immigration at the border, prioritize deporting felons not families, and…
  • Nov 20

    MILLIONS WILL BENEFIT FROM TONIGHT’S IMMIGRATION ANNOUNCEMENT

    MILLIONS WILL BENEFIT FROM TONIGHT’S IMMIGRATION ANNOUNCEMENT
    At 8 PM tonight, the President will address the American people to announce details about his immigration action.  Two elements that are predicted:  (1) remove age limit for individuals to be eligible under DACA, and (2) work…
  • Nov 19

    BREAKING NEWS: OBAMA TO ANNOUNCE IMMIGRATION ORDER ON FRIDAY

    BREAKING NEWS: OBAMA TO ANNOUNCE IMMIGRATION ORDER ON FRIDAY
    According to cnbc.com:  “…President Obama will announce an immigration order on Friday.”  The website further states that he will be making a statement on immigration on Thursday night. This could prove to be…
Rank this Week: 718

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Nov 23

    Professor Michael Olivas: House should be ashamed of its reaction to Obama's executive action

    Professor Michael Olivas: House should be ashamed of its reaction to Obama's executive action
    In this op/ed, Professor Michael Olivas criticizes Republicans in the House of Represntatives for the strong negative public reactions to President Obama's latest immigration initiatives. In so doing, he kicks things off with a wonderful film…
  • Nov 23

    Part of the Obama Plan: "Strengthen Border Security"

    Part of the Obama Plan: "Strengthen Border Security"
    Photo courtesy of U.S. DHS website As outlined in some detail by the Department of Homeland Security, President Obama's recently announced immigration plan has quite a few components. The very first item on the DHS list are measures to…
  • Nov 23

    Immigration Article of the Day: Famigration (Fam Imm): The Next Frontier in Immigration Law by Kari E. Hong

    Immigration Article of the Day: Famigration (Fam Imm): The Next Frontier in Immigration Law by Kari E. Hong
    Famigration (Fam Imm): The Next Frontier in Immigration Law by Kari E. Hong, Boston College - Law School October 15, 2014 Virginia Law Review Online, Vol. 100, October 2014 Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 338…
Rank this Week: 47

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

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

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

    9th Cir. Reverses Order Compelling Arbitration in TCPA Suit Against Siriu

    9th Cir. Reverses Order Compelling Arbitration in TCPA Suit Against Siriu
    Last week, the Ninth Circuit reversed a California federal court’s decision compelling individual arbitration of a putative class action alleging Sirius XM Radio violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by making…
  • Nov 13

    Godfrey v. Oakland Port Services: CA Ct. of App. Affirms Judgment for Driver Cla

    Godfrey v. Oakland Port Services: CA Ct. of App. Affirms Judgment for Driver Cla
    Last month, the California Court of Appeal affirmed the certification order by the Alameda County Superior Court which certified a class of drivers who alleged wage-and-hour violations against their employer, Oakland Port Services Corp, d/b/a…
  • Nov 4

    Employee Class Certified in Tian v. Ma Laboratorie

    Employee Class Certified in Tian v. Ma Laboratorie
    The trial judge in the Santa Clara Superior court, Judge Peter H. Kirwan, certified a class of employees who alleged that Ma Laboratories Inc. failed to pay for all “hours worked” pursuant to 8 Cal. Code Regs., § 11070(2)(G).…
Rank this Week: 965

In Between Cases

In Between Cases

Covers copyright, fair use, and sometimes trademark. By Christopher F. Meatto.

http://harvardlaw74.com
Rank this Week: 998

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Nov 21

    Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor Gallery Talk – Pic of the Week

    Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor Gallery Talk – Pic of the Week
    Nathan Dorn, curator of Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor, recently gave a gallery talk that highlighted key items from the exhibition. Nathan discussed the cornerstone of the exhibition, the 1215 Lincoln Cathedral Magna Carta. He spoke about its…
  • Nov 20

    U.S. Treaties: A Beginner’s Guide

    U.S. Treaties: A Beginner’s Guide
    This post is coauthored by Barbara Bavis and Robert Brammer, legal reference specialists. Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution states that the President “shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to…
  • Nov 19

    Magna Carta’s Legal Legacy: Law Librarian of Congress Speaks with Two Chief Justice

    Magna Carta’s Legal Legacy: Law Librarian of Congress Speaks with Two Chief Justice
    The Library of Congress is commemorating the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta with an exhibition – Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor, a symposium, and a series of talks starting this year.  From November 6 through January 19, 2015, the…
Rank this Week: 428

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

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

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Nov 17

    Still thinking: More things I think I think

    Still thinking: More things I think I think
    The wheels in my brain are still slowly moving, so here’s more of what’s on my mind. I hate it when lawyers or firms “publish” “articles” that refer to “reports” without identifying them or…
  • Oct 30

      I have the great privilege of…

      I have the great privilege of presenting with Nancy Jessen, Managing Director of Huron Consulting, in a webinar on November 10, 2014.  The program is Disrupt Law: Keys to Employ ‘Disruptive’ Legal Service Strategies…
  • Oct 27

    Still Thinking: More Things I think I think.

    Still Thinking: More Things I think I think.
    Random thoughts from over the past weekend. People like recently-fired PGA President Ted Bishop, who was fired for referring to professional golfer Ian Poulter as “a little girl, “make me long for a return to the days of …
Rank this Week: 70

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Nov 18

    US appeals court OKs evidence from no-warrant GPS

    US appeals court OKs evidence from no-warrant GPS
    Catherine Crump quoted in The Washington Times, October 1, 2014 “It’s disappointing that today’s decision lets law enforcement agents off the hook in a broader range of circumstances,” said Catherine Crump … who…
  • Nov 18

    The making of Ferguson

    The making of Ferguson
    Richard Rothstein writes for Economic Policy Institute, October 2014 No doubt, private prejudice and suburbanites’ desire for homogenous affluent environments contributed to segregation in St. Louis and other metropolitan areas.…
  • Nov 18

    Dog whistling about ISIS — and Latinos too

    Dog whistling about ISIS — and Latinos too
    Ian Haney López writes for Moyers and Company, September 30, 2014 There’s relatively little discussion of ISIS agents entering the country through airports, visa in hand, as the 9/11 attackers did. … Instead, the spotlight…
Rank this Week: 58

In-house Access

In-house Access

Covers corporate counsel best practices. By the Association of Corporate Counsel.

http://www.inhouseaccess.com/
  • Nov 21

    Piano Bars and Beignet Brunches: A Recap of #ACCAM14 Health Law Committee Happening

    Piano Bars and Beignet Brunches: A Recap of #ACCAM14 Health Law Committee Happening
    Guest blogger: Kenny Johnson is senior corporate counsel at Quest Diagnostics Incorporated and serves as co-vice chair for the ACC Health Law Committee. The ACC Health Law Committee is kicking off the “Inside Health Law” series…
  • Oct 8

    A Man Among In-house Counsel

    A Man Among In-house Counsel
    Guest Blogger: Michael Schmidt is vice chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, and office managing partner, vice chair, of the New York Midtown office, where he is resident. For more than two decades, Mike has…
  • Sep 24

    In-house Lawyers Volunteer at Advance Planning Clinic at St. Barnabas Senior Service

    In-house Lawyers Volunteer at Advance Planning Clinic at St. Barnabas Senior Service
    On Friday, September 19, 2014, more than thirty lawyers and law students volunteered their time at a clinic to help draft advance healthcare directive forms and statutory wills for senior citizens at St. Barnabas Senior Services (SBSS). The…
Rank this Week: 838

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    Revival of Sick Units Takes Precedence Over Loan Recovery

    Revival of Sick Units Takes Precedence Over Loan Recovery
    [The following post is contributed by Prachi Narayan of Vinod Kothari & Company. She can be contacted at prachi@vinodkothari.com]The Supreme Court in its judgment in the case of KSL Industries Ltd vs. Arihant Threads Ltd on October 27,…
  • Nov 20

    SEBI Reforms – Part 2: Delisting

    SEBI Reforms – Part 2: Delisting
    Delisting of securities tends to be somewhat controversial given that it represents the tension between the interests of the controlling shareholder who want to delist the company and the interests of minority shareholders who are caught…
  • Nov 20

    SEBI Reforms – Part 1: Insider Trading

    SEBI Reforms – Part 1: Insider Trading
    Yesterday, SEBI’s board unleasheda series of capital market reforms. These relate to insider trading, delisting, enforceability of the listing agreement and several other matters. In this post, I briefly examine the implications of the…
Rank this Week: 732

Indian Legal Program

Indian Legal Program

By the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

http://newsletters.asucollegeoflaw.com/ilp/
  • Nov 12

    Job Opportunity – Experienced Mid-Level Attorney

    Job Opportunity – Experienced Mid-Level Attorney
    Join our growing Firm……… Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLPis a nationwide law firm dedicated to the representation of American Indian tribes and organizations. We represent Indian tribes and tribal entities in a wide…
  • Nov 5

    Job Opportunity – Experienced Attorney

    Job Opportunity – Experienced Attorney
    USAO District of Arizona Attorney Two Renaissance, 40 N. Central Ave., Suite 1200 Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States 15-AZ-1252464-AUSA-03   About the Office: The United States Attorney’s Office (USAO), District of Arizona, is…
  • Nov 3

    Job Opportunity – FMD Court Coordinator

    Job Opportunity – FMD Court Coordinator
    Job Title: Family Drug Court Coordinator Closing Date: 11/24/2014 Job Number: 15-027 Job Type: Regular Full Time Department: Judicial City: Sacaton Location: Tribal Courts Admin, 693 West Seed Farm RoadArea of Interest: Health Resources…
Rank this Week: 902

Indiana Civil & Business…

Indiana Civil & Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning and intellectual property. By Sam Hasler.

http://haslerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 1

    Blogs to Check Out

    Blogs to Check Out
    Some law blogs that may be interests to some businesses:FDA Law Update - just what says it is, a way to keep up to date on happenings at the FDA.OSHA Law Blog. This may be of more interest to more businesses. Jackson Lewis hosts the blog so…
  • Feb 25

    Georgia

    Georgia
    Georgia Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Blog: Estate Planning: A Three-Step StrategyThe estate planning pyramid gives a hierarchy of goals for estate planning. This pyramid is useful in developing an estate planning strategy based on…
  • Jan 26

    Garden Leave in Action

    Garden Leave in Action
    Considering garden leave's novelty, I thought a collection of news articles descring the use of garden leave might be of some help and interest.
Rank this Week: 499

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer…

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, drug recalls, product hazards and family law. By Padove Law.

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

    Carr-MacArthur v. Carr - On Mental Health and Child Custody

    Carr-MacArthur v. Carr - On Mental Health and Child Custody
    Mental illness does not carry the same stigma it did even just a few decades ago. This has brought many conditions to light that may have otherwise been hidden, and allowed for better treatment plans with greater family support. However, in…
  • Nov 3

    Indiana Appeals Court Affirms Adoption Ruling

    Indiana Appeals Court Affirms Adoption Ruling
    While Indiana family law courts strive to make the adoption process and transition as seamless as possible for children and their families, inevitably, there are going to be bumps in the road. This is especially true when the adoption is in…
  • Oct 20

    Bogner v. Bogner - Indiana Appeals Court Weighs Child Support Change

    Bogner v. Bogner - Indiana Appeals Court Weighs Child Support Change
    Changes in Indiana child support payments are only going to be made in circumstances where the court has held there has been a substantial change in condition and it's in the best interest of the child or children involved. Deviation from…
Rank this Week: 602

Indiana Injury Lawyer Blog

Indiana Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Indiana accidents, insurance disputes, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse. By Crossen Kooi, LLP.

http://www.indyinjurylawfirm.com/category/indiana-injury-lawyer-blog/
  • Jun 9

    Trucker Charged in Trucking Accident, Tracy Morgan Critically Injured

    Trucker Charged in Trucking Accident, Tracy Morgan Critically Injured
    New information has been released about the truck driver who is charged with causing the fatal 6-car pile up in which comedian Tracy Morgan was critically injured.  Kevin Roper, a Wal-Mart employee driving a company semi-truck, is…
  • May 28

    Secondary Drowning

    Secondary Drowning
    Has your little one ever been in the swimming pool and started to struggle?  Maybe they slipped  and briefly got out of your reach?  They take in some water but you are able to get to them quickly and all is well.  Or at…
  • May 19

    Happy May!

    Happy May!
    The month of May is in full swing!  As you look around the city, there is plenty to do all month long.  From the Mini Marathon to the Indy 500 to the Indiana Pacers playoffs, there won’t be a dull moment this month.  …
Rank this Week: 607

Indiana Intellectual Property &…

Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog

Covers intellectual property & technology law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Indiana. By Kenan Farrell.

http://indianaintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 760

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 349

Indiana Real Property and…

Indiana Real Property and Environmental Law Report

Comments on Indiana real estate, land use and environmental cases. By Jeff Lorenzo.

http://indianarealpropertylaw.com/
  • Nov 21

    Risk of Mortgage Foreclosure for Those Least Able to Re-enter the Workforce

    Risk of Mortgage Foreclosure for Those Least Able to Re-enter the Workforce
    Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies reports that “40% of households 65 and up were still paying a mortgage.”  In 1992, according to the report, there were only about 18% over 65 with…
  • Nov 19

    Morality and the Environment: from Keystone XL to Climate Change

    Morality and the Environment: from Keystone XL to Climate Change
    Legislation to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline failed in the Senate on November 18. The measure was defeated 59-41, a single vote short of the super-majority necessary for passage.  All of the “no” votes…
  • Nov 18

    Fracking Saved Americans $248 Billion in 2013 — So Argues an American Petroleum Institute Study

    Fracking Saved Americans $248 Billion in 2013 — So Argues an American Petroleum Institute Study
    The war of words — and competing industry group commissioned studies — has just begun as we prepare for Republican vs. Democrat legislative battles on significant environmental issues. I suppose a kernel of truth can be found in…
Rank this Week: 7

Infinity Ranch

Infinity Ranch

Musings about the important things in life - law, politics, music, racing, soccer, etc.

http://infinityranch.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 3

    Los Endo

    Los Endo
    I've come to a conclusion.After more than six years and 3100 posts, I've decided that the Ranch has run its course. In short, this will be the last post I make here. I'll leave the blog itself up as an archive (and a collection of useful…
  • Dec 31

    You Aughta See . . .

    You Aughta See . . .
    While I wrote about music back in the days before blogs, I never really did the same with movies. It wasn't due to lack of interest. A lot of lonely weekends in law school led to my development into a film fanatic. Thanks to Netflix, I've…
  • Dec 30

    You Aughta Hear . . .

    You Aughta Hear . . .
    Back in the days before blogs, I wrote album reviews. Nothing all that substantive, just gut reactions to whatever passed through my world. Ever since I started this blog I've occasionally popped off about music. So it only seems natural,…
Rank this Week: 582

Info/Law

Info/Law

Covers information, law, and the law of information. By Professors William McGeveran, Derek Bambauer and Tim Armstrong.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/infolaw
  • Nov 21

    The Antidote for “Anecdata”: A Little Science Can Separate Data Privacy Facts from Folklore

    The Antidote for “Anecdata”: A Little Science Can Separate Data Privacy Facts from Folklore
    Guest post by Daniel Barth-Jones For anyone who follows the increasingly critical topic of data privacy closely, it would have been impossible to miss the remarkable chain reaction that followed the New York TLC’s (Taxi and Limousine…
  • Oct 21

    Big Pharma: the New Hustler

    Big Pharma: the New Hustler
    That’s the provocative thesis of Jane’s post over at Balkinization for the conference Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment. Worth a read! And here’s her second post.
  • Oct 20

    The Cambridge University Press decision and Educational Fair Use

    The Cambridge University Press decision and Educational Fair Use
    The Eleventh Circuit released its 129-page opinion in Cambridge University Press v. Patton (which most of us probably still think of as the Becker case) last Friday. Although the appeals court reversed what I thought was a pretty solid…
Rank this Week: 974

InfoBytes Blog

InfoBytes Blog

Monitors and reports on news, legal developments and legislative actions affecting the financial services industry. By Buckley Sandler LLP.

http://www.infobytesblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    CFPB Proposes Amendments to Mortgage Servicing Rule

    CFPB Proposes Amendments to Mortgage Servicing Rule
    On November 20, the CFPB announced the issuance of a proposed rule to amend RESPA (Reg. X) and TILA (Reg.Z). The proposed rule changes primarily focus on clarifying, revising or amending (i) Regulation X’s servicing provisions regarding…
  • Nov 21

    CFPB Issues Guidance to Help Lenders Avoid Fair Lending Risk

    CFPB Issues Guidance to Help Lenders Avoid Fair Lending Risk
    On November 19, the CFPB issued a press release highlighting the publication of its compliance bulletin, “Social Security Disability Income Verification.” The compliance bulletin reminds lenders that requiring consumers receiving…
  • Nov 21

    DOJ Announces Arrests and Charges Against Debt Collection Company

    DOJ Announces Arrests and Charges Against Debt Collection Company
    On November 19, the DOJ issued a press release announcing charges against six employees of a Georgia-based debt collection company for allegedly running a $4.1 million dollar debt collection scam. According to the press release, from…
Rank this Week: 611

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 18

    Rolling Intelligence: Enterprise-Level Paying It Forward

    Rolling Intelligence: Enterprise-Level Paying It Forward
    By John MartinRolling intelligence is the enterprise-level equivalent of pay it forward. Effort invested in one business unit, functional area, or type of document storage to visually classify documents benefits the other units, areas,…
  • Nov 17

    Visualizing Data in a Predictive Coding Project – Part Two

    Visualizing Data in a Predictive Coding Project – Part Two
    By Ralph LoseyThis is part two of my presentation of an idea for visualization of data in a predictive coding project.Please read part one first.As most of you already know, the ranking of all documents according to their probable…
  • Nov 16

    TAR in the Courts: A Compendium of Case Law about Technology Assisted Review

    TAR in the Courts: A Compendium of Case Law about Technology Assisted Review
    By Bob AmbrogiMagistrate Judge Andrew Peck It is less than three years since the first court decision approving the use of technology assisted review in e-discovery. “Counsel no longer have to worry about being the ‘first’…
Rank this Week: 46

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

Discusses issues of media law and responsibility with a special focus on libel and privacy law and the balance between the two.

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 136

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Nov 20

    Psychiatric ward attendant, emptying garbage cans among first jobs of Top Corporate Counsel winner

    Psychiatric ward attendant, emptying garbage cans among first jobs of Top Corporate Counsel winner
    Sometimes an in-house counsel’s current job is like the first job of other in-house counsel: “The Milwaukee Business Journal’s Top Corporate Counsel winners may be at the top of their lofty profession, but that…
  • Nov 18

    10 Commandments for External Counsel (from an In-House Counsel)

    10 Commandments for External Counsel (from an In-House Counsel)
    by Tig Pocock, Guest Contributor While technical skill is important in selecting an external lawyer, in most cases there will be a number who can do the work. So how to stand out? 1. Understand my business and goals This is the most…
  • Nov 18

    In-house Counsel as In-house Teacher

    In-house Counsel as In-house Teacher
    You can do the work under pressure and deliver on-time – but can you teach it? If you can, you will add long-term value to your organization: “There is some agreement among corporate counsel that business managers must…
Rank this Week: 316

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Nov 21

    California Man Expected to be Set Free After 36 Year

    California Man Expected to be Set Free After 36 Year
    After more than three decades behind bars, a California man who has served the state's longest sentence for a wrongful conviction, is expected to be released next week. Michael Ray Hanline was convicted of the 1978 murder of a Ventura man and…
  • Nov 20

    Watch Now: Ebony Magazine’s ‘Race Still Matters’

    Watch Now: Ebony Magazine’s ‘Race Still Matters’
    In conjunction with its November issue, Ebony magazine produced a social justice and action video about race in America. "Race Still Matters: Protection Under the Law" features interviews with civil rights leaders, activists and the Innocence…
  • Nov 19

    Charges Dropped Against Ohio Man After Four Decade

    Charges Dropped Against Ohio Man After Four Decade
    Nearly forty years after an Ohio man was convicted of murder along with two codefendants, he is expected to walk out of prison a free man on Friday. Ricky Jackson and two other men were convicted of killing a money-order collector at a…
Rank this Week: 518

Inside Sarbanes Oxley

Inside Sarbanes Oxley

Covers Sarbanes-Oxley and compliance.

http://insidesarbanesoxley.com/
  • Sep 10

    Whistleblowing – What you need to know about the Dodd-Frank Act

    Whistleblowing – What you need to know about the Dodd-Frank Act
    If your organization isn’t already offering incentives to ferret out inappropriate behaviors, the new Dodd-Frank Act and whistleblowing rewards just might (and could make your company the next public spectacle). Deloitte’s…
  • May 26

    Internal Audit: The Continuous Conundrum

    Internal Audit: The Continuous Conundrum
    The department painstakingly went through its inventory of SOX controls to determine which ones could be assessed just by analyzing data in company systems. Then data-analytic scripts were written to allow exceptions to be found. Now, for…
  • May 26

    How to choose the right nonexecutive board leader

    How to choose the right nonexecutive board leader
    Ever since stock-listing requirements prompted many US companies to name an independent director to serve as the chairman, lead director, or presiding director of the board, these companies have been grappling with what, exactly, this board…
Rank this Week: 670

Insolvency Blog

Insolvency Blog

Covers insolvency and corporat restructuring in the UK, Europe, cross-border and beyond. By Mercer & Hole.

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/insolvency-blog
  • Nov 5

    Restructuring & Insolvency in Europe – Mis-selling

    Restructuring & Insolvency in Europe – Mis-selling
    The mis-selling of complex financial products such as payment protection insurance (PPI) policies and interest rate hedging products or swaps (IRHP) is not just a UK phenomenon. Preferential shares in Spain and worthless bonds in Italy are at…
  • Oct 29

    Restructuring & Insolvency in Europe – Pre-pack

    Restructuring & Insolvency in Europe – Pre-pack
    Pre-packs are a contentious rescue tool in the UK and the Netherlands due to the inherent conflict between the transparency sought by many stakeholders and the loss of value triggered by the opening of a formal insolvency procedure. There is…
  • Oct 22

    Restructuring & Insolvency in Europe – Turkey

    Restructuring & Insolvency in Europe – Turkey
    Turkey and Istanbul are both highly connected, as you might expect with their being on ancient trade routes and on Europe’s border with Asia. Turkish Airlines flies to more capital cities than any other airline (its London Gatwick…
Rank this Week: 948

Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

Covers investment fraud involving auction-rate securities, credit rating agencies, hedge funds and mortgage-backed securities. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
Rank this Week: 320

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Insurance Class Actions Insider

Covers class actions against insurance companies. By Robinson & Cole LLP.

http://www.insuranceclassactions.com/
  • Nov 9

    Total Loss Valuations: Class Certified By Louisiana Federal Court

    Total Loss Valuations: Class Certified By Louisiana Federal Court
    Insurers or their vendors generally use software to perform valuations of vehicles for total losses on auto insurance claims. This software will typically use databases of recent sales or prices offered for comparable vehicles in the area to…
  • Oct 9

    Supreme Court Oral Argument in Dart Cherokee Basin v. Owen

    Supreme Court Oral Argument in Dart Cherokee Basin v. Owen
    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument this week in Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co. v. Owens, No. 13-719 (SCOTUSblog page) (transcript). This case involves whether a defendant must provide evidence with its notice of removal under the…
  • Sep 29

    Attorneys’ Fees In Class Action Settlements Addressed By Judge Posner

    Attorneys’ Fees In Class Action Settlements Addressed By Judge Posner
    Judge Posner of the Seventh Circuit is a frequent author of class action-related opinions. His most recent one reversed an order approving a class action settlement because the attorneys’ fee award was too high.  The case involved…
Rank this Week: 740

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: 95