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The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • May 21

    Investigative Journalist Exposes ALEC's Asbestos Bill

    Investigative Journalist Exposes ALEC's Asbestos Bill
    When a corporate lobby group becomes so publicly detested that even dolphin-killing BP can’t take it anymore, you know you’re in trouble. BP is a corporation that recently ended its association with the American Legislative…
  • May 20

    Legislation from Another Dimension: The SPACE Act

    Legislation from Another Dimension: The SPACE Act
    In an earlier version of The Pop Tort, my colleague discussed the SPACE Act- a bill recently passed out of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. This bill would immunize private space companies from liability for any...
  • May 19

    From Michigan to Texas, Insurance Industry Shame

    From Michigan to Texas, Insurance Industry Shame
    There was a time when the liability insurance industry hid behind front groups to accomplish things, well aware the public generally detested them. Back in 1994, a representative from the American Tort Reform Association’s PR firm,…
Rank this Week: 675

Environmental - Appeals Court

Environmental - Appeals Court

Summarizes environmental decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals. By Waste Information & Management Services, Inc. (WIMS).

http://environmentalappealscourt.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Committee for a Better Arvin v. U.S. EPA

    Committee for a Better Arvin v. U.S. EPA
    <> Committee for a Better Arvin v. U.S. EPA - 5/20/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 11-73924 & 12-71332. Petitioners, a contingent of environmental and community…
  • May 19

    Town of Barnstable v. O'Connor

    Town of Barnstable v. O'Connor
    <> Town of Barnstable v. O'Connor - 5/18/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, Case No. 14-1597. In the ongoing series of lawsuits regarding a proposed off-shore wind power…
  • May 18

    National Association of Home v. EPA

    National Association of Home v. EPA
    <> National Association of Home v. EPA – 5/15/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 13-5290. Home Builders challenged a preliminary, internal determination, made by U.S. EPA and the…
Rank this Week: 602

Charlotte Injury Lawyers Blog

Charlotte Injury Lawyers Blog

Published by Arnold & Smith, PLLC

http://www.charlotteinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 500

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • May 21

    Research Tip: Search the Philadelphia Code Online

    Research Tip: Search the Philadelphia Code Online
    Summer is the time for block parties, parades, and other fun activities. See how to stay safe and lawful this summer by searching the Philadelphia Code online, provided by the American Legal Publishing Corporation. For easy searching, this…
  • May 19

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: New Interface for General OneFile & LegalTrac

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: New Interface for General OneFile &amp; LegalTrac
    You may have noticed that General OneFile and LegalTrac look a little different lately. The new Gale interface facilitates a streamlined approach to legal research. After logging in to either database through jenkinslaw.org, conduct a Basic…
  • May 19

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: New Interface for General OneFile & LegalTrac

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: New Interface for General OneFile &amp; LegalTrac
    You may have noticed that General OneFile and LegalTrac look a little different lately. The new Gale interface facilitates a streamlined approach to legal research. After logging in to either database through jenkinslaw.org, conduct a Basic…
Rank this Week: 618

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • May 21

    Maryland Tax Case Displays Court's Dormant Commerce Clause Fault Line

    Maryland Tax Case Displays Court's Dormant Commerce Clause Fault Line
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court this week upheld Maryland's income tax system against a Dormant Commerce Clause challenge. The sharply divided ruling put on full display the Court's fault lines in this area, even…
  • May 18

    Supreme Court Finds Qualified Immunity for San Francisco Officers in Mental Disability

    Supreme Court Finds Qualified Immunity for San Francisco Officers in Mental Disability
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The United States Supreme Court's opinion in City and County of San Francisco v. Sheehan arises from an incident in which two police officers shot Teresa Sheehan, a...
  • May 18

    DC Circuit Holds No Clearly Established Right Not To Be Tasered

    DC Circuit Holds No Clearly Established Right Not To Be Tasered
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in Lash v. Lemke, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed the grant of a summary judgment in favor of law...
Rank this Week: 470

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers defense issues in North Carolina criminal cases. By Arnold & Smith.

http://www.charlottecriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • May 21

    Class action challenges alleged police quota system, non-PC criminal summonse

    Class action challenges alleged police quota system, non-PC criminal summonse
    J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Can I be arrested without evidence against me?”   Five years after he was issued two criminal summonses by a New York City police officer for alleged…
  • May 19

    Life imitates art in Big Lebowski-esque wrong-car smashup

    Life imitates art in Big Lebowski-esque wrong-car smashup
    J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC responds to “The person that called the police doesn’t want to press charges, can I still be prosecuted?”   A twenty-two-year old Florida man brought a scene from Joel and…
  • May 14

    Visiting child’s school will now necessitate fingerprinting, criminal background check

    Visiting child’s school will now necessitate fingerprinting, criminal background check
    Charlotte DWI Lawyer Brad Smith answers: A past conviction is keeping me from finding work what can I do?   The mother of a Pennsylvania third grader has learned, in an indirect way, the ages-old axiom that “good facts make bad…
Rank this Week: 416

The California Wage and Hour Law…

The California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees

Covers overtime, meal breaks, rest breaks, and pay checks. By Steven G. Pearl.

http://cawageandhourlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 646

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers North Carolina divorce, child custody and child support issues. By Arnold & Smith.

http://www.charlottedivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 730

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 749

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    No Preliminary Injunction for Patent Subject to Pending Reissue Application

    No Preliminary Injunction for Patent Subject to Pending Reissue Application
    The court denied plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction prohibiting the sale of defendant's oil cooler kits because there was a substantial question of enforceability of the patent-in-suit in light of a pending reissue application.…
  • May 20

    Misconduct of Plaintiff's Lead Trial Counsel Does Not Warrant New Trial

    Misconduct of Plaintiff's Lead Trial Counsel Does Not Warrant New Trial
    Despite finding attorney misconduct, the court denied defendant's motion for a new trial and rejected the argument that plaintiff tainted the jury verdict by discussing the results of another case involving one of the patents-in-suit.…
  • May 19

    Fees Defendant Paid Litigation Counsel and Expert Witnesses Relevant to Reasonable Royalty Calculation

    Fees Defendant Paid Litigation Counsel and Expert Witnesses Relevant to Reasonable Royalty Calculation
    The court denied defendant's motion in limine to preclude plaintiffs from comparing defendant's reasonable royalty calculation to the fees defendant incurred for litigation counsel and expert witnesses. "Plaintiffs argue that the amounts of…
Rank this Week: 605

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • May 21

    Out of the parking, endlessly circling: Part 3, Going through all the drama

    Out of the parking, endlessly circling: Part 3, Going through all the drama
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Over the sterile roads and the streets beyond – Walt Whitman (paraphrased) Our three-part journey into the etiquette, legality, and urban planning…
  • May 20

    Out of the parking, endlessly circling: Part 2, An hour to find a space

    Out of the parking, endlessly circling: Part 2, An hour to find a space
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Out of the City Point streets, the musical shuttle, – Walt Whitman (paraphrased) As we saw in yesterday’s Part 1, so long as the personal vehicle is an affordable mode…
  • May 19

    Out of the parking, endlessly circling: Part 1, It’s yours for a couple of day

    Out of the parking, endlessly circling: Part 1, It’s yours for a couple of day
    By: David A. Smith I demand … parking Out of the parking endlessly circling, – Walt Whitman (paraphrased) As we humans are easily enslaved by our metal overlords, we gradually internalize our masters’ needs – their…
Rank this Week: 766

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
  • May 21

    Finalists Announced for 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

    Finalists Announced for 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction
    The University of Alabama and the ABA Journal announced the finalists for the 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction late last week. This year’s finalists are: Terminal City by Linda Fairstein, My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni,…
  • May 20

    An Interview with Jenny Gesley, Foreign Law Specialist

    An Interview with Jenny Gesley, Foreign Law Specialist
    This week’s interview is with Jenny Gesley, our newest foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress Jenny provides research and reference services related to Germany and other German-speaking countries. Describe your background…
  • May 19

    End of the War in Europe

    End of the War in Europe
    Living in the nation’s capital can make one rather jaded.  Another presidential inauguration – another day of clogged metro and closed streets!  The Cherry Blossom Festival – the cherry blossoms are always…
Rank this Week: 706

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

Covers intellectual property and technology law. By Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • May 21

    Business Leaders Rank Cyber Risk #2 on List of Main Concern

    Business Leaders Rank Cyber Risk #2 on List of Main Concern
    Posted By Henry M. Sneath, Chair of the Cybersecurity and Data Breach Prevention and Response Team at Pittsburgh, Pa. law firm Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.  hsneath@psmn.com or 412-288-4013 Travelers Indemnity and Insurance…
  • May 11

    Updated Resources and Link Section

    Updated Resources and Link Section
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) We’ve updated our Resources and Links page with more links to helpful…
  • Apr 29

    USPTO and US Copyright Office Offer New Tools for Practitioner

    USPTO and US Copyright Office Offer New Tools for Practitioner
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) The US Patent and Trademark Office and the US Copyright Office recently announced…
Rank this Week: 478

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

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

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 366

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 460

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • May 21

    “Operation Pilluted” is Another Example of DEA Excess in Alleged “Pill Mill” Case

    “Operation Pilluted” is Another Example of DEA Excess in Alleged “Pill Mill” Case
    The DEA just announced that law enforcement officers have arrested hundreds of people, including 22 doctors and pharmacists in connection with “Operation Pilluted.” This DEA investigation targeted alleged “pill…
  • May 20

    Pharmacy Settles Whistleblower Allegations that it Unlawfully Dispensed Pain Medication

    Pharmacy Settles Whistleblower Allegations that it Unlawfully Dispensed Pain Medication
    PharMerica Corporation has agreed to pay the federal government $31.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated federal drug laws by dispensing Schedule II narcotic pain medication without a valid… read more → The post…
  • May 19

    Savannah Police Officer Accused of Theft

    Savannah Police Officer Accused of Theft
    Attorney Page Pate appears on the local news with our client, Savannah Police Officer and former ATF Task Force Agent, Daryle McCormick, to discuss the false allegations against him of… read more → The post Savannah Police Officer…
Rank this Week: 733

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 503

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, asset protection, charitable giving, and business law. By Kyle E. Krull.

http://blog.kylekrull.com/kansas-missouri-estate-planning/
  • May 21

    Of Guardians and Conservators - The Case of Bobbi Kristina Brown

    Of Guardians and Conservators - The Case of Bobbi Kristina Brown
    Remember when Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, was found "unresponsive" in a bathtub back in January 2015? She is not "progressing," but her case illustrates the difference…
  • May 20

    Crummey Power Helps the Mikels save a Whole lotta Nickel

    Crummey Power Helps the Mikels save a Whole lotta Nickel
    They are often referred to as "Crummey Trusts" and attorneys have been preparing them for clients since the late 1960s. Properly drafted and executed, these trusts can help taxpayers transfer significant wealth by leveraging the…
  • May 19

    Rut Row! Avoiding Estate Planning Gotchas.

    Rut Row! Avoiding Estate Planning Gotchas.
    How important is basic estate planning? True confession time for Kyle.
Rank this Week: 739

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Features news and views from Ernester, the Hofstra School of Law Deane Law Library Virtual Cat.

http://deanelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    You Know It’s Summer When (pt. 2)

    You Know It’s Summer When (pt. 2)
    …You’re taking a break for some fresh air during, say, your Summer Study Abroad program and a large owl decides to land and perch on your head.Hope your Summer break is off to a wise and productive start.Ernster, the Virtual…
  • May 20

    Casetext

    Casetext
    Does legal information technology interest you?  Try Casetext. With Casetext you can discover and share legal knowledge, search millions of cases and statutes, for free, annotated with insights contributed by the legal community. …
  • May 19

    Technology and Privacy Update

    Technology and Privacy Update
    Today, a coalition of more than 140 technology companies and other experts and organizations--including Google and Apple--sent a letter to President Obama urging him to protect privacy rights by not undermining strong encryption technologies…
Rank this Week: 535

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Blog

Covers family law in South Carolina.

http://www.scfamilylaw.com/blog/
  • May 21

    Jonathan Lounsberry Graduates from SC Bar’s Leadership Academy

    Jonathan Lounsberry Graduates from SC Bar’s Leadership Academy
    On May 14, 2015, Jonathan W. Lounsberry was recognized at the South Carolina Bar House of Delegates meeting in Greenville for his graduation from the 2015 South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy. Graduates of the Leadership Academy have…
  • May 20

    How to Avoid Costly Divorce Mistakes (Part 2 of 2)

    How to Avoid Costly Divorce Mistakes (Part 2 of 2)
    Continuing the discussion from yesterday, this article will discuss ways to avoid other costly divorce mistakes commonly made by those in the midst of a divorce or separation. To avoid making the divorce process even more expensive than it…
  • May 19

    How to Avoid Costly Divorce Mistakes (Part 1 of 2)

    How to Avoid Costly Divorce Mistakes (Part 1 of 2)
    If you are considering a South Carolina divorce, carefully read through the following examples of costly mistakes made by divorcing couples. Experts from the Wall Street Journal made a list of the following costly divorce mistakes that…
Rank this Week: 829

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: 593

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • May 21

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for May 21

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for May 21
    It’s a day early because of the long weekend. If you’re looking to read some other compliance-related stories this weekend, these are some that recently caught my attention. Former SEC Chairman Cox Weighs in on Administrative…
  • May 20

    Vertical Integration of Fund Manager and Related Party Expense

    Vertical Integration of Fund Manager and Related Party Expense
    Marc Wyatt had been on the job for 16 days as the Acting Director Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations when he took his first shots at private fund managers. He took a shot directly at real estate fund managers and indirectly at…
  • May 18

    Brady, Footballs, and Tone at the Top

    Brady, Footballs, and Tone at the Top
    Handsome rich man from New England forced to take four-week vacation with supermodel wife. As a football fan, New England Patriots fan and a compliance professional, I can’t let the Wells Report and the punishment levied by the NFL pass…
Rank this Week: 775

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Covers news and information related to criminal law and life. By Charles M. Rowland II.

http://www.daytondui.com/blog/
  • May 21

    Tired or Drunk? Field Tests Cannot Distinguish Between The Two

    Tired or Drunk? Field Tests Cannot Distinguish Between The Two
    Field Tests Are Not Fair If You Are Tired! Imagine yourself driving home late at night after a long day at work. You have been putting in long hours to finish a project. Your eyes are bloodshot from looking at a screen all day and you need a…
  • May 20

    Franklin Municipal Court Drug Court Is Coming

    Franklin Municipal Court Drug Court Is Coming
    Judge Rupert E. Ruppert of the Franklin Municipal Court will soon be implementing a drug and a mental health docket. The decision follows a decision by the Warren County Commission to hire a full-time magistrate to help implement the new…
  • May 18

    State Patrol Seat Belt Law Campaign: What Is The Seatbelt Law?

    State Patrol Seat Belt Law Campaign: What Is The Seatbelt Law?
    Troopers Will Ticket You For Seat Belt Law Violations Starting Monday! On Monday (May 18, 2015) the Ohio State Highway Patrol will begin a seat belt law enforcement blitz targeting drivers and passengers who are not buckled up. The seat…
Rank this Week: 628

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • May 21

    What’s the Din? The Supremes’ Cut

    What’s the Din? The Supremes’ Cut
    Haile v Waltham Forest LBC [2015] UKSC 34 is the second of the triptych of cases which are before the UKSC (We have yet to have the outcome of the third one, the eligibility appeals in Samin/Mirga).  The first, Johnson/Hotak/Kanu,…
  • May 19

    Two Job Ad

    Two Job Ad
    Two job ads Lester Morrill Solicitors Assistant Solicitor, 2-4 PQE, with expertise in Housing Law to conduct a mixed caseload of Legal Aid and privately funded work within the firm’s Social Welfare Law department. Caseload includes work…
  • May 19

    A home without a household

    A home without a household
    With thanks to Joe Halewood, comes news of this very interesting First Tier Tribunal bedroom tax appeal. In MR v North Tyneside Council and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Housing and council tax benefits : other) [2015]…
Rank this Week: 657

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

Covers future technology for the lawyer of today. By Richard M. Georges.

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • May 21

    I Hate Waiting For Update

    I Hate Waiting For Update
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • May 21

    Goodbye Google Chrome - Hello Firefox

    Goodbye Google Chrome - Hello Firefox
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • May 20

    All Samsung - All The Time

    All Samsung - All The Time
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 458

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • May 21

    Congressional Power to Authorize Dormant Commerce Clause Violation

    Congressional Power to Authorize Dormant Commerce Clause Violation
    by Michael DorfMy most recent Verdict column discusses the dissents of Justices Scalia and Thomas in Monday's SCOTUS decision in Comptroller of the Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne. They argue there that the Dormant Commerce Clause (DCC) "is a…
  • May 20

    Glossip v. Gross and a Strained Definition of "Necessity"

    Glossip v. Gross and a Strained Definition of "Necessity"
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my Verdict column for this week, I examine the case of Glossip v. Gross, in which the Supreme Court is considering the Eighth Amendment validity of Oklahoma's three-drug lethal injection protocol, given that midazolam, the…
  • May 19

    Pulling the Rug Out From Under People Is Unfair, Except When It Isn't

    Pulling the Rug Out From Under People Is Unfair, Except When It Isn't
    by Neil H. BuchananEarly last month, I wrote a post here on Dorf on Law critiquing the misnamed "sharing economy" concept, in particular the business model behind the taxi-substitute company Uber.  My bottom line in that post was that…
Rank this Week: 681

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Provides updates and commentary on current employment law headlines and topics. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • May 21

    New poll reveals continued risk in Googling job applicant

    New poll reveals continued risk in Googling job applicant
    According to a recently published Harris Poll, 52 percent of employers use social media to research job candidates. This number is up from 43 percent in 2014 and 39 percent in 2013. What information are employers looking…
  • May 20

    Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Wreck of the Old 97” Edition #ELBC

    Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Wreck of the Old 97” Edition #ELBC
    On September 27, 1903, the Old 97, a Southern Railway mail train running between Washington DC and Atlanta, Georgia, derailed near Danville, Virginia. The wreck inspired a famous ballad (most famously covered by Johnny Cash and Hank Williams…
  • May 19

    Some thoughts on arbitration agreements for employee

    Some thoughts on arbitration agreements for employee
    Recently, the Cuyahoga County Court of Appeals stymied an attempt by an employer to enforce an arbitration agreement against an employee. The employer was a Burger King franchise and the employee was a former employee claiming she was raped…
Rank this Week: 786

UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

Covers UK and European human rights cases and laws. By 1 Crown Office Row.

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • May 21

    Conscience and cake

    Conscience and cake
    Gareth Lee v. Ashers Baking Co Ltd, Colin McArthur and Karen McArthur [2015] NICty 2 – read judgment here. In a claim popularly dubbed the ‘gay cake’ case, which has attracted international attention, District…
  • May 20

    No duty of care to disclose to pregnant daughter father’s genetic disease – High Court

    No duty of care to disclose to pregnant daughter father’s genetic disease – High Court
    ABC v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust and others [2015] EWHC 139, Nicol J – read judgment Philip Havers QC  and Hannah Noyce, and Elizabeth-Anne Gumbel Q.C. and Henry Witcomb  of Crown Office…
  • May 19

    Letting public authorities lose: The dangers of repealing the Human Rights Act – Alice Donald

    Letting public authorities lose: The dangers of repealing the Human Rights Act – Alice Donald
    It’s time to tell the untold story of the Human Rights Act.  With the post-election dust barely settled, the Human Rights Act is firmly in the Conservatives’ sights. Caught in the crosshairs is section 2 HRA, which requires…
Rank this Week: 677

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret…

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret Blog

Covers Ohio workers' compensation, disability insurance, medical malpractice and personal injury law.

http://www.ageeclymer.com/blogs/
  • May 21

    How to Apply for SERS Disability Benefit

    How to Apply for SERS Disability Benefit
    Created at about the same time as the federal Social Security system, Ohio’s School Employees Retirement System serves the same functions as that pension and disability program for non-teaching educational workers in the Buckeye State.…
  • May 18

    Does My Rehabilitation Plan Qualify Me for Workers’ Compensation?

    Does My Rehabilitation Plan Qualify Me for Workers’ Compensation?
    The best way to answer the question “Does my rehabilitation plan qualify me for workers’ compensation?” seems to be to quote Reverend Lovejoy from the Simpsons episode titled “Hurricane Neddy”: “Oh, short…
  • May 4

    How Good Samaritan Laws Protect Some Individuals From Medical Malpractice

    How Good Samaritan Laws Protect Some Individuals From Medical Malpractice
    A mistake by a doctor, nurse, pharmacist or other health care practitioner can leave a patient much worse off than when he or she first sought treatment. Errors in U.S. hospitals leave as many as 440,000 dead each year, which is why attorneys…
Rank this Week: 808

The Verdict

The Verdict

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

http://www.lombardilaw.com/blog/
  • May 21

    Airbag's Failure to Deploy, Answer is still "No"

    Airbag's Failure to Deploy, Answer is still "No"
    Facts: You get into a car accident and an insurance company instructs you to take your car to some body shop or garage. The damage repair estimate includes replacing the airbags that deployed in the accident. You approve the repair work, and…
  • May 19

    Bonfires and Teens Aren't Always A Good Combination

    Bonfires and Teens Aren't Always A Good Combination
    As you will see from watching this KCCI news clip, Zac DeBruyn is one tough kid. He is also lucky that the burns he sustained from lighter fluid thrown onto a bonfire weren’t a whole lot worse. When young adults or older children get…
  • May 18

    Alternative to Knee Replacement Surgery

    Alternative to Knee Replacement Surgery
    Possible alternative solution to knee replacementsMany of our worker’s compensation clients come to us with knee injuries that occur during the course of their employment. Sometimes this requires a total knee replacement (total knee…
Rank this Week: 464

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • May 21

    California’s Other Investment Adviser Law

    California’s Other Investment Adviser Law
    California’s Corporate Securities Law of 1968 defines and provides for the comprehensive regulation of most, but not all, investment advisers.  Some investment advisers are subject to an entirely different law found in the…
  • May 20

    Assembly Committee Seeks To Fix Securities Fraud Statute

    Assembly Committee Seeks To Fix Securities Fraud Statute
    Readers of this blog will know be familiar with my criticism of the 2013 amendment of California’s basic securities fraud statute, Corporations Code Section 25401.  See California Creates Complete Chaos By Rewriting Anti-Fraud…
  • May 19

    DBO Defeats Preliminary Injunction Files Suit Against Prorater

    DBO Defeats Preliminary Injunction Files Suit Against Prorater
    Last month, I wrote about Judge Lucy Koh’s decision not to preliminarily enjoin the Department of Business Oversight’s investigation of Nationwide Biweekly Administration, Inc. for unlicensed activity under…
Rank this Week: 344

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • May 21

    ASIL Women in International Law Mentoring Program Is Looking for New Member

    ASIL Women in International Law Mentoring Program Is Looking for New Member
    The American Society of International Law (ASIL) and its Women in International Law Interest Group (WILIG) are now launching the third year of the Women in International Law Mentoring Program.Since 2013, over 240 women have participated in…
  • May 20

    Private International Law Prize 2015

    Private International Law Prize 2015
    The Private International Law Interest Group (PILIG) of the American Society of International Law invites submissions for this year’s ASIL Private International Law prize. The prize is given for the best text on private international law…
  • May 19

    International Law Research Secrets from the Scholars' Forum at The John Marshall Law School

    International Law Research Secrets from the Scholars' Forum at The John Marshall Law School
    The GLS-10 Scholars' Forum is continuing with presentations on secrets of foreign and international law research. Presenters pictured here are Clare WIllis (Chicago-Kent College of Law) and Anne Abramson (The John Marshall Law…
Rank this Week: 459

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 351

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: 343

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

Secondary Insurance Market Blog

Provides news and commentary on the legal developments in the secondary insurance market, with an emphasis on the secondary market's impact upon the insurance industry. By Katherine Scanlon and Peter Vodola.

http://secondaryinsurancemarketblog.com/recent-posts/
  • May 20

    SEC Charges California Firm With Lying About Life Settlement

    SEC Charges California Firm With Lying About Life Settlement
    The Securities and Exchange Commission recently charged a California retirement planning firm with falsely telling investors that interests in life settlements the company sold were “guaranteed” and “federally…
  • May 19

    Ban Litigation Funding of Divorce Lawsuits, Says Law Review Article’s Author

    Ban Litigation Funding of Divorce Lawsuits, Says Law Review Article’s Author
    The May 2015 issue of the Michigan Law Review includes a note entitled “Eliminating Financiers From the Equation: A Call For Court-Mandated Fee Shifting in Divorces” by Bibeane Metsch-Garcia, which calls for a prohibition against…
  • May 15

    Report: Life Partners Decision Breathes New Life into Securities Lawsuit

    Report: Life Partners Decision Breathes New Life into Securities Lawsuit
    The Texas Supreme Court decision in Life Partners, Inc. v. Arnold No. 14-0122, 2015 Tex. LEXIS 440 (Tex. May 8, 2015) – described here, here and here – has also received some media attention. In the decision, the highest…
Rank this Week: 536

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: 794

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/
  • May 20

    "Martha Stewart of Marijuana" Offers Tips for Female Industry Hopeful

    "Martha Stewart of Marijuana" Offers Tips for Female Industry Hopeful
    If you have ever taken the time to flip through all the channels available on your cable package, you have probably seen many television personalities offering advice in business, investments, cooking, gardening, home buying and just about…
  • May 18

    US Supreme Court Asks For Brief from White House on Marijuana Legalization

    US Supreme Court Asks For Brief from White House on Marijuana Legalization
    While much of the nation is moving toward support of medical marijuana use and marijuana decriminalization and outright legalization, those in opposition to this are taking their case to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). In…
  • May 15

    New Plans to Regulate Medical Cannabis Dispensaries and Grow Operations in LA

    New Plans to Regulate Medical Cannabis Dispensaries and Grow Operations in LA
    If you are familiar with the medical marijuana industry in California, you know some aspects of the industry and some local areas basically have a hands-off approach, as if we are dealing with a Wild West approach to regulation. On the other…
Rank this Week: 709

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

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

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • May 20

    Maybe Next Time They’ll Listen To Grandma? Unlikely.

    Maybe Next Time They’ll Listen To Grandma? Unlikely.
    Hey, if you make a threat and you don’t follow through with it, people won’t take you seriously, right? Sure, but maybe you shouldn’t make the threat in the first place. As reported by ksdk.com: Madison County…
  • May 19

    The Puppy? You’re Really Blaming The Puppy For Your DUI?

    The Puppy? You’re Really Blaming The Puppy For Your DUI?
    It’s not exactly “the dog ate my homework,” but it’s in the same family of lame excuses. As reported by The Beacon-Times: An Aurora man who said he was exhausted from taking care of a puppy was charged with DUI after…
  • May 18

    A Dead, Eaten Hamster, And A Complaint Against A Teacher Of Child Abuse

    A Dead, Eaten Hamster, And A Complaint Against A Teacher Of Child Abuse
    The “lesson” this teacher was trying to teach will – with absolute certainty – never be forgotten by seven South Korean elementary school students. As reported by The Korea Times: Police Monday investigated an…
Rank this Week: 676

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
Rank this Week: 507

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, cases and sentences in California. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
  • May 20

    Stairs More Deadly Than Motor Vehicles?

    Stairs More Deadly Than Motor Vehicles?
    Most people understand that someone who meets the criteria for a DUI in Los Angeles has a good chance of getting hurt if he or she gets behind the wheel. But people in Wisconsin–and perhaps in other states as well–are more likely…
  • May 18

    DUI Drivers Run Out of Gas and into Trouble

    DUI Drivers Run Out of Gas and into Trouble
    Anyone who’s ever run out of gas while traveling knows just how much of a problem it can be to get the car to a safe place, call for help and wait until that assistance arrives. But if cops show up and discover that drivers have another…
  • May 13

    You Don’t Need a Car for a DUI Arrest

    You Don’t Need a Car for a DUI Arrest
    When police arrest someone for a Los Angeles DUI, the suspect is usually driving something like a sedan, an SUV, a motorcycle or a truck. But that doesn’t mean that DUI arrests are limited to people driving this type of motor vehicle.…
Rank this Week: 626

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

A legal blog written by a recent graduate of UCLA School of Law. Posts cover a wide range of topics, but areas of focus include criminal law, constitutional law, law and technology, and commentary on scholarship and legal education.

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • May 20

    XKCD on Drone Regulation

    XKCD on Drone Regulation
    Regular readers of this blog should know that I am interested in state and federal regulation of drones. It therefore shouldn't be a surprise that I am particularly amused by XKCD's take on drone regulation, which a friend shared with me…
  • May 18

    Justice Scalia on "Snookering" the Supreme Court into Granting Certiorari

    Justice Scalia on "Snookering" the Supreme Court into Granting Certiorari
    The Supreme Court just issued its opinion in City and County of San Francisco v. Sheehan. The questions presented in that case were: (1) Whether Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act requires law enforcement officers to provide…
  • May 15

    New Florida Law Restricting Private Drone Use

    New Florida Law Restricting Private Drone Use
    Florida's governor recently signed S.B. 766, a bill that expands and clarifies restrictions on drone use listed in section 934.50, Florida Statutes. The full text of the bill is available here. Reports on the passage of the bill are available…
Rank this Week: 811

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • May 20

    2015.58: New Jersey’s Revenge-Porn Statute

    2015.58: New Jersey’s Revenge-Porn Statute
    c. An actor commits a crime of the third degree if, knowing that he is not licensed or privileged to do so, he discloses any photograph, film, videotape, recording or any other reproduction of the image of another person whose ……
  • May 20

    2015.57: 170 in Waco

    2015.57: 170 in Waco
    More than one hundred seventy bikers are in jail in Waco on charges arising out of the Twin Peaks melee that killed nine. According to the LA Times article, in McLennan County, “there are just 100 [lawyers on the court-appointed…
  • Apr 28

    2015.56: HB2777 Is Unconstitutional

    2015.56: HB2777 Is Unconstitutional
    House Bill 2777 (Herrero) purports to provide trial courts with broad authority to admit evidence of prior bad acts for the purpose of showing action in conformity therewith in many cases. The statute would add an article 38.371, which would…
Rank this Week: 788

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 411

Hawaiioceanlaw.com

Hawaiioceanlaw.com

Covers maritime laws and concerns in Hawaii and Oceania. By Mark M. Murakami.

http://www.hawaiioceanlaw.com/hawaiioceanlaw/
  • May 20

    Hawaii Campaign Finance Law Survives Constitutional Challenge

    Hawaii Campaign Finance Law Survives Constitutional Challenge
    As a random quirk of our law practice, we have done some work with the Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission. Not surprisingly, the Commission's laws and regulations were challenged after the Citizen's United case and today, we have the Ninth…
  • May 18

    Hawaii Governor Ige Considering Amendment to Hawaii Information Practices Law

    Hawaii Governor Ige Considering Amendment to Hawaii Information Practices Law
    The Honolulu Star-Advertiser had a front page story today on a bill passed by the Legislature proposing an amendment to Hawaii's Uniform Information Practices Act, Hawaii Revised Statutes Ch. 92F. The bill, H.B. 287, underwent re-writes…
  • Apr 14

    ABA Section of Litigation Annual Conference 2015

    ABA Section of Litigation Annual Conference 2015
    We are headed to the Big Easy tonight for the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation Annual Conference. The Real Estate Litigation Committee is pleased to present a seminar of complex claims resolution, entitled When the Levee…
Rank this Week: 562

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/
  • May 20

    Law Office Management: Treadmill Desk

    Law Office Management: Treadmill Desk
    I've heard of being chained to your desk, but this is ridiculous. Yes, I have joined the ranks of those using not just standup desks, but a treadmill under my desk. As I dictate this, walking, I have a two-thirds...
  • May 20

    No More Stupid Pet Tricks - an Homage

    No More Stupid Pet Tricks - an Homage
    Many eyes will be turned to David Letterman tonight as he has his last show, ending a long, long run. I was just thinking this morning how much we'll miss his "Stupid Pet Tricks" segment, and in homage (see here...
  • May 20

    Typical EDTexweblog reader reaction

    Typical EDTexweblog reader reaction
    Mesmerized WTF? Bored. (Left to right). Courtesy of the Smith boys, circa 2005.
Rank this Week: 712