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CFTC Law

CFTC Law

Covers futures, commodities and forex regulation. By Shipkevich Law Firm.

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Aug 8

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance
    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market SurveillanceIn a response to a request by the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee for comment on how best to develop a 21st century surveillance system, the Financial…
  • Aug 6

    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget Constraint

    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget Constraint
    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget ConstraintsRecently appointed CFTC Chairman Tim Massad announced last week that there were “a lot of things” he would like to do to continue the CFTC’s goal of regulating financial…
  • Jul 28

    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”

    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”
    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”CFTC Commissioner Scott O’Malia issued a stern warning to financial regulators in the United States and abroad that market fragmentation could have grave consequences on the…
Rank this Week: 356

Houston Criminal Law Journal

Houston Criminal Law Journal

Covers Texas criminal law. By Madrid, Martinez & Associates.

http://www.houstoncriminallawjournal.com/
  • Jul 5

    What Do I Say If I Am Asked If I Am Guilty?

    What Do I Say If I Am Asked If I Am Guilty?
     A couple of Harris County, Texas misdemeanor judges have been asking defendants who appear in their courts without a lawyer if they plea guilty or not guilty.  This is improper, but non lawyers are typically intimidated when a…
  • Sep 16

    Teen Drinking Consequences in Texa

    Teen Drinking Consequences in Texa
     While going through a new TABC site, it became clear that the long term repercussions of underage drinking are great for Texas' young people. While we can chalk some of it up to simply being young and running with life on their own…
  • Aug 30

    Man Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault Part of NFL Cut

    Man Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault Part of NFL Cut
Rank this Week: 364

The Yin Blog

The Yin Blog

Covers law, politics, pop culture, sports, and a touch of Iowa. By University of Iowa professor Tung Yin.

http://yin.typepad.com/the_yin_blog/
  • Apr 21

    A fitting trade: Terrelle Pryor to the Seahawk

    A fitting trade: Terrelle Pryor to the Seahawk
    It seems quite fitting that the Seattle Seahawks traded for Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor. This way, a player who violated NCAA rules about getting free stuff while at Ohio State and then left Ohio State early (after agreeing that he...
  • Apr 5

    Play (fantasy) baseball!

    Play (fantasy) baseball!
    Way back in 2001, I started a fantasy baseball league with fellow lawyers and staff at Munger Tolles & Olson. Naturally, we called the league "BatMungers." Even as several of us left the firm (and in some of our cases,...
  • Apr 2

    I guess you can cross "HIMYM" off the list of possible best series finales....

    I guess you can cross "HIMYM" off the list of possible best series finales....
    I'm not one for sit-coms, so I didn't watch "How I Met Your Mother" during its 9-year-run, but being the avid Entertainment Weekly reader that I am, I know something about the show. So I was mildly curious about how...
Rank this Week: 341

Equine Law Blog

Equine Law Blog

Updates and articles on equine law. By Alison Rowe.

http://equinelaw.alisonrowe.com/
  • Jan 20

    Congress Blocks Slaughter of Horses in United States (Again)

    Congress Blocks Slaughter of Horses in United States (Again)
    The resumption of commercial horse slaughter in the United States was blocked on Friday, January 17, when President Obama signed a congressional budget bill that removed funding for USDA inspection of horse slaughter plants. This action…
  • Dec 16

    10th Circuit Allows Horse Slaughter Plants to Commence Operation

    10th Circuit Allows Horse Slaughter Plants to Commence Operation
    In an order dated December 13, 2013, a copy of which can be downloaded here, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit denied an emergency motion for injunction pending appeal filed by the Humane Society of the United States…
  • Nov 8

    Humane Society, et al File Appeal after Federal Judge Dismisses Horse Slaughter Suit

    Humane Society, et al File Appeal after Federal Judge Dismisses Horse Slaughter Suit
    As discussed in this prior post, the Humane Society of the United States and a variety of other groups and individuals brought suit to permanently enjoin the slaughter of horses at two plants that had been granted Food Safety Inspection…
Rank this Week: 331

Taking the Fifth

Taking the Fifth

Covers criminal law issues. By C. Zadik Shapiro.

http://takingthefifth-acriminallawblog.com
  • Nov 9

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE
    In its first decision of the 2013-2014 season the Supreme Court reversed a finding by the Ninth Circuit that an officer was not protected by qualified immunity for entering a residence in hot pursuit. When La Mesa, California police officer…
  • Nov 9

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE
    In its first decision of the 2013-2014 season the Supreme Court reversed a finding by the Ninth Circuit that an officer was not protected by qualified immunity for entering a residence in hot pursuit. When La Mesa, California police officer…
  • Aug 8

    THE SUPREME COURT AND DNA

    THE SUPREME COURT AND DNA
    Probably the most important criminal case decided by the Supreme Court this year was Maryland v. King. The Supreme Court upheld the taking of a DNA sample from a person arrested for a felony. It found that the taking of a DNA sample…
Rank this Week: 324

San Diego Injury Lawyer Blog

San Diego Injury Lawyer Blog

By Jurewitz Law Group.

http://www.sandiegoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 7

    What are My Employer’s Duties Regarding Workplace Safety?

    What are My Employer’s Duties Regarding Workplace Safety?
    In California, workplace safety in most places of employment is regulated by Cal/OSHA, the government agency responsible for enforcing health and safety regulations. When Cal/OSHA regulations are violated, workers can file reports with the…
  • Sep 30

    October is National Spinal Health Month

    October is National Spinal Health Month
    October is National Spinal Health Month, offering Californians of all ages the chance to learn more about how to protect themselves from spinal cord injuries and keep a healthy spine. Back and spine injuries are among the catastrophic…
  • Sep 9

    NHTSA Extends “Smart Car” Testing Another Six Month

    NHTSA Extends “Smart Car” Testing Another Six Month
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently extended a testing program for self-driving cars. The program was initiated in August 2012 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for the collection of data on the safety of these vehicles…
Rank this Week: 327

Climate Change Law Practice Group…

Climate Change Law Practice Group Blog

Features news about Canadian renewable energy and sustainable developments. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Climate-Change-Law-Practice-Group
  • Jun 28

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

    Obama Speaks About Conditions for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline
    President Obama spoke on U.S. climate change at Georgetown University on Tuesday. In this speech he commented, for the first time in months, on the Keystone XL pipeline which will carry crude oil from Alberta’s oil sands to refineries…
  • May 21

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan

    Wallstreet Firm Eyes Renewables in Japan
    Goldman Sachs announced today that it plans to invest as much as $490million (50 billion yen) in renewable energy projects in Japan over the next five years.  That's a lot!  Bloomberg reports that "the Wall Street firm also…
  • May 15

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change

    Environment MInister says Canada Needs Better Price on Oil to Address Climate Change
    Canada's Environment Minister, Peter Kent, told the Financial Post in an interview from London that "[t]he ability of the oil and gas sector to absorb tough government controls on their greenhouse gas emissions depends on Canada getting a…
Rank this Week: 343

Manpower Employment Blawg

Manpower Employment Blawg

Covers employment law. By Mark Toth.Covers employment law. By Mark Toth.

http://manpowerblogs.com
  • Nov 26

    DECEMBER WORKPLACE CELEBRATIONS

    DECEMBER WORKPLACE CELEBRATIONS
    To help ensure that you stay on top of all the latest workplace developments, the following is our guide to some of the lesser-known holidays your employees might be observing in December.
  • Nov 20

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
    The Blawg is truly really extremely very THANKFUL for each and every one of its wonderful visitors.
  • Nov 19

    FACEBOOK FESTIVAL FROLICKING = FMLA FRAUD FIRING?

    FACEBOOK FESTIVAL FROLICKING = FMLA FRAUD FIRING?
    Last week, we asked you to be the judge in a rather fascinating FMLA case. To review … The Fact
Rank this Week: 360

Northern District of California…

Northern District of California Blog

Covers court orders in primarily civil cases from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. By Michael O'Brien.

http://www.ndcalblog.com/
  • Oct 7

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will
    This question I would rate as a fastball.  There are a lot of issues to fly through, but they are the same issues tested in virtually every Wills question since 1980.  If you studied the California Probate Code (CPC) you probably did fine.…
  • Oct 7

    Question 3: Can I get a witness? (California Evidence) California Bar Exam

    Question 3: Can I get a witness? (California Evidence) California Bar Exam
    This is the first of three criminal questions on this test, the most in recent memory since criminal subjects are rarely tested compared to torts and constitutional law.  This question is probably to calibrate the testing group…
  • Oct 7

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)
    Question Four is a pretty standard contracts and remedies question.  I score this one as a curveball because you have to untangle the contract mess in order to get to the remedies question.  I provided a pair of pretty good strategies for…
Rank this Week: 321

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    World Order

    World Order
    In over six decades as a scholar, Henry Kissinger has trained his historical depth and panoramic worldview on an ambitious range of subjects.  His undergraduate honors thesis probes the thinking of Oswald Spengler, Arnold Toynbee, and…
  • Jan 30

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    Hezbollah asked for a ceasefire with Israel through UN intermediaries yesterday. The request came after several days of fighting and heightened tensions between the two sides. The Wall Street Journal reports that, while some Israeli officials…
  • Jan 30

    Neither War Nor Peace: Israel’s Northern Border

    Neither War Nor Peace: Israel’s Northern Border
    For now, the recent eruption of violence along the Israeli-Lebanese border appears to be contained. With thousands of its fighters bogged down in Syrian battles, Hezbollah’s strategic context is radically different from 2006, when a…
Rank this Week: 425

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Jan 30

    New Record for Wind Installations in Germany

    New Record for Wind Installations in Germany
    As Spiegel and many others report, the German Wind Energy Association BWE has announced figures for 2014. They are a new record 4.75 GW, breaking the 12 year old record of 2002 (3.2 GW). That sounds like good news, and it is. The bad news is…
  • Jan 29

    Oil Price Crash

    Oil Price Crash
    Thanks to J.L. Morin for writing about the oil price at Huffington Post. That’s a good occasion for me to break my recent silence on this blog. Morin explains the recent downward trend in oil prices with the fact that fossil fuel will…
  • Nov 16

    Japanese Translation of German Constitutional Court Decision on European Stability Mechanism II

    Japanese Translation of German Constitutional Court Decision on European Stability Mechanism II
    I recall my Japanese translation of the 2012 decision of the German Constitutional Court on the European Stability Mechanism, which I published last year on this blog. That decision was about the plaintiffs request for a temporary injunction.…
Rank this Week: 394

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/
  • Jan 30

    $90,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Chronic Myofascial Pain

    $90,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Chronic Myofascial Pain
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for partly disabling chronic myofascial pain symptoms following a collision. In today’s case (Camilleri v. Bergen) the Plaintiff…
  • Jan 29

    Impact of Life Expectancy On Non-Pecuniary Damages?

    Impact of Life Expectancy On Non-Pecuniary Damages?
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, addressing whether a Plaintiff’s life expectancy should influence the non-pecuniary damages awarded in a personal injury claim. In…
  • Jan 26

    It Is Not Open For a Trial Judge To Award a Defendant Double Costs Where a Plaintiff Obtains Judgement

    It Is Not Open For a Trial Judge To Award a Defendant Double Costs Where a Plaintiff Obtains Judgement
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Court of Appeal (C.P. v. RBC Life Insurance Company) confirming that a trial judge does not have the option of awarding a Defendant double costs in circumstances where a Plaintiff obtains a…
Rank this Week: 399

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jan 30

    ICTY upholds Genocide Convictions in Srebrenica Case

    ICTY upholds Genocide Convictions in Srebrenica Case
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin Today, the ICTY Appeals Chamber affirmed genocide convictions in the Srebrenica case, Prosecutor v. Popović et al. The full Appeals Chamber judgment is here.  The PDF document…
  • Jan 30

    An Intersubjective Treaty Power

    An Intersubjective Treaty Power
    by Duncan Hollis by Duncan Hollis Ian Henderson may be mad at me.  He asked for fewer posts on foreign relations.  But he also asked for more posts on treaties.  I have a new paper up that tackles both topics — An…
  • Jan 29

    Hostages and Human Dignity

    Hostages and Human Dignity
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin News reports indicate that Jordan is engaged in frantic negotiations with the Islamic State (ISIS) over a proposed hostage swap. Jordan is apparently willing to turn over a prisoner, would-be…
Rank this Week: 385

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

Covers public policy and business issues involving the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Winners Revealed for $30 Million in California Stem Cell Award

    Winners Revealed for $30 Million in California Stem Cell Award
    The California stem cell agency today revealed the identities of the winners of $30 million in awards aimed at removing bottlenecks in stem cell research. The 20 names were added to the news release posted yesterday afternoon on the…
  • Jan 29

    Evaluation of California's Stem Cell CEO Caps Today's Board Meeting

    Evaluation of California's Stem Cell CEO Caps Today's Board Meeting
    Directors of the California stem cell agency have gone into executive session to discuss evaluation of its new president, Randy Mills, who has been on the job since last May. No major additional action is expected from the board. The…
  • Jan 29

    From Fraud Checks to Unspent Funds: California's Proposed Rules for Stem Cell Researcher

    From Fraud Checks to Unspent Funds: California's Proposed Rules for Stem Cell Researcher
    The California stem cell agency today put off adoption of  new rules for the way it will hand out its last $1 billion, speeding the money to researchers and attempting to improve the quality of research proposals. The agency's staff…
Rank this Week: 414

Tycko & Zavareei LLP Blog

Tycko & Zavareei LLP Blog

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

http://www.fraudfighters.net/news/
Rank this Week: 443

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    And speaking of Medicaid...

    And speaking of Medicaid...
    As Bob recently noted, Indiana has become the 28th state to climb on board the  Medicaid expcansion train (wreck). He also pointed out that there's already a shortage of providers willing to take on Medicaid patients.Wonder why?Well, our…
  • Jan 30

    Another Installment of: That's NOT how it work

    Another Installment of: That's NOT how it work
    It seems like only a  week ago that we referenced our 2nd ever post - wait, it was a week ago that we did that! And here we are again, talking about insurance fraud. And this one's a doozy:"Irina Vorotinov has been charged by ... with…
  • Jan 29

    Super(bowl) Health Wonk Review is up

    Super(bowl) Health Wonk Review is up
    Our favorite health care economist, Jason Shafrin, hosts this week's festive round-up of health care policy and polity. It's cold outside, so come in and warm up with some great reads.Original content copyright © InsureBlog
Rank this Week: 378

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

Covers wage and hour law. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.wagehourlitigation.com
  • Jan 30

    Live From New York – It’s The Second Circuit (Unpaid Intern Case)!

    Live From New York – It’s The Second Circuit (Unpaid Intern Case)!
    Co-authored by Robert S. Whitman and Adam J. Smiley The Second Circuit heard arguments this morning in two cases that raise critical issues for the fate of internships in for-profit businesses: Fox Searchlight’s appeal of the…
  • Jan 29

    Whatever Happened to those Overtime Rules?

    Whatever Happened to those Overtime Rules?
    Authored by Alex Passantino Over the past several weeks, we have received an increasing number of questions about the status of the Department of Labor’s revisions to the “white collar” overtime exemptions.  As regular…
  • Jan 28

    Unpaid Internship Showdown at the Second Circuit

    Unpaid Internship Showdown at the Second Circuit
    Co-authored by Robert S. Whitman, Nadia S. Bandukda, Adam J. Smiley, and Jade Wallace The Super Bowl isn’t the only major showdown coming this weekend. On Friday morning, a three-judge Second Circuit panel will hear argument in two…
Rank this Week: 389

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Jan 30

    Indiana Trademark Litigation: Archetype Sues Alleging Trade Dress Infringement

    Indiana Trademark Litigation: Archetype Sues Alleging Trade Dress Infringement
    Indianapolis, Indiana - An Indiana intellectual property attorney for Archetype Ltd. ("Archetype") of Short Hills, New Jersey sued in the Southern District of Indiana alleging that LTD Commodities LLC ("LTD") of Bannockburn, Illinois…
  • Jan 29

    Indiana Patent Litigation: Knauf Alleges Patents Infringement

    Indiana Patent Litigation: Knauf Alleges Patents Infringement
    Indianapolis, Indiana - Indiana patent attorneys for Knauf Insulation, LLC of Shelbyville, Indiana; Knauf Insulation GmbH of Iphofen, Germany; and Knauf Insulation SPRL of Visé, Belgium filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the…
  • Jan 28

    Indiana Copyright Litigation: Microsoft Asserts Copyright, Trademark Infringement by Ace Recycling

    Indiana Copyright Litigation: Microsoft Asserts Copyright, Trademark Infringement by Ace Recycling
    Fort Wayne, Indiana - An Indiana copyright and trademark attorney for Microsoft Corporation ("Microsoft") of Redmond, Washington sued in the Northern District of Indiana alleging that Ace Recycling, Inc. and Kevin Cawood, both of Fort Wayne,…
Rank this Week: 437

Central New York Injury Lawyer…

Central New York Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and municipal liability. By Michaels & Smolak, P.C.

http://www.centralnewyorkinjurylawyer.com/
  • Jan 30

    Are Winter Car Accidents The Drivers' Or God's Fault? Central NY Car Accident Lawyer Explains.

    Are Winter Car Accidents The Drivers' Or God's Fault? Central NY Car Accident Lawyer Explains.
    I just read about a spectacular rollover crash on Interstate 690 in Geddes, NY (near Syracuse) a few hours ago. Fortunately, there were only minor injuries. I don't usually blog about local accidents, but I did want to make folks aware…
  • Jan 28

    Emoticons Can Be Important Evidence! CNY Personal Injury Lawyer Explains.

    Emoticons Can Be Important Evidence! CNY Personal Injury Lawyer Explains.
    A spurned man was recently on trial for posting threats against his ex on FACEBOOK. His defense? The "threats" were just a joke, and she should have known it. To support this claim, he pointed to certain emoticons (a facial glyph, used…
  • Jan 26

    If You Want To Bring A New York Wrongful Conviction Claim You Need Clean Hand

    If You Want To Bring A New York Wrongful Conviction Claim You Need Clean Hand
    If you've been wrongfully convicted of a crime, and you want to be compensated for it, you need to explore several legal avenues of redress. If there was some government wrongdoing - on behalf of the police, prosecutor, or judge -- you may be…
Rank this Week: 370

Forced Migration Current Awareness…

Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog

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

http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Regional Focus: Syria

    Regional Focus: Syria
    Publications:Echoes from Syria, no. 7 (Dec. 2014) [full-text]- This issue focuses on "Building Capacity in Syria to Address Internal Displacement."Echoes from Syria, no. 8 (Jan. 2015) [full-text]- This issue focuses on "Community-based…
  • Jan 29

    Thematic Focus: General

    Thematic Focus: General
    Events & opportunities:Courses: Certificate in International Migration Studies, Georgetown University [info]- Enrollment is open for Spring 2015.CFP: Migration on the Margins: Exploring Constructions of the 'Illegitimate Migrant', Oxford,…
  • Jan 29

    News: 2015 Edition of HRW's World Report

    News: 2015 Edition of HRW's World Report
    Human Rights Watch (HRW) has published its World Report for 2015.  The 25th edition of this "annual review of human rights practices around the globe...summarizes key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories…
Rank this Week: 427

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jan 30

    Map of the Day: What's a $100 Worth Where You Live

    Map of the Day: What's a $100 Worth Where You Live
    Vox summarizes: Common sense says that a dollar goes further in Manhattan, KS, than in Manhattan. This chart from the Tax Foundation attempts to give some rigor to that idea by using Bureau of Economic Analysis data on metro area...
  • Jan 30

    Blumm & Schaffer on The Federal Public Trust Doctrine

    Blumm & Schaffer on The Federal Public Trust Doctrine
    Michael Blumm (Lewis & Clark) and Lynn Schaffer (Lewis & Clark) have posted The Federal Public Trust Doctrine: Misinterpreting Justice Kennedy and Illinois Central Railroad on SSRN. Here's the abstract: In Alec L. v. McCarthy, an…
  • Jan 29

    Using Land Use Rules (and Intimidation) to Block an Abortion Clinic

    Using Land Use Rules (and Intimidation) to Block an Abortion Clinic
    Cosmo runs a story about the troubles that Planned Parenthood has encountered while trying to build up a new clinic in New Orleans: Over the past several years, Louisiana passed a series of abortion restrictions. But one change that flew...
Rank this Week: 401

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Covers cruise ship injuries, illnesses and accidents.

http://www.cruiselawyers.com/blog/
  • Jan 30

    Female Passenger Transported From Norwegian Gem With Medical Complication

    Female Passenger Transported From Norwegian Gem With Medical Complication
    Last evening (January 29, 2015) a woman traveling on the Norwegian Cruise Ship, Gem, was medevaced to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia. According to a report on the WTKR.com website in Norfolk, the U.S. Coast Guard picked…
  • Jan 27

    Disney Cruise Lines Facing Injury Claim from Longshoreman

    Disney Cruise Lines Facing Injury Claim from Longshoreman
    Even Disney Cruise Lines is not immune to injury claims, this time from a longshoreman who was hurt while working to transfer cargo from the cruise ship to a tractor trailer. Here are more details as related in an article … Continue…
  • Jan 26

    Quick Look at January 2015 Cruise Ship Accidents and Incident

    Quick Look at January 2015 Cruise Ship Accidents and Incident
    It’s been a busy January as the cruise ship industry has been dealing with accidents, incidents and other issues. First, some good news… A private plane flying to Hawaii ran out of fuel, the pilot ditched the plan and was…
Rank this Week: 416

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

Covers recent legal developments and trends affecting employers. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 407

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
Rank this Week: 429

Attorney at Work

Attorney at Work

Covers legal careers, client service, and marketing.

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

    Five Thoughts on the Future for Solo and Small Firm Lawyer

    Five Thoughts on the Future for Solo and Small Firm Lawyer
    In 2014, I spent a lot of time focused on the future of lawyers. One highlight of that was spending time with legal futurist Richard Susskind, who was our guest at the Oklahoma Bar Association's annual meeting in November. I also met and…
  • Jan 29

    Do Yourself a Favor

    Do Yourself a Favor
    Do you ever feel like everything you do is for someone else — be it clients, colleagues, staff, family members, the kid at the door selling candy bars to fund his class trip — when, truth be told, you are feeling pretty darn needy…
  • Jan 28

    A Lawyer’s Guide to Social Media Marketing

    A Lawyer’s Guide to Social Media Marketing
    If your ideal clients are on the Internet (and if they are alive, they are), you might be missing out on a world of marketing opportunity. You can kick back and hope the random hits Google coughs up for your practice do the trick. Or you can…
Rank this Week: 436

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 454

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

A forum for dialogue and networking among women lawyers and aspiring lawyers.

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending January 30, 2015

    Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending January 30, 2015
    In her Confirmation Hearings this week, Loretta Lynch declared her plans to "be Loretta Lynch" if confirmed as Attorney General. If confirmed, Ms. Lynch will be the first black female attorney general. Her plan to be true to…
  • Jan 28

    Ms. JD Pre-Law: Financial February - 10 Things You Must Do This Month

    Ms. JD Pre-Law: Financial February - 10 Things You Must Do This Month
    Upon I submitting all of my law school applications before Christmas I felt a huge weight lift off of my shoulders. The peace of mind that came with knowing I had checked all the boxes and there was nothing left to do was probably the best…
  • Jan 28

    The Incredible Men (TIM) Initiative featuring Grover E. Cleveland

    The Incredible Men (TIM) Initiative featuring Grover E. Cleveland
    Ms. JD launched The Incredible Men (TIM) Initiative in 2014 to celebrate men who are active champions for women’s advancement in the legal profession. These men not only value equality and diversity in the profession, but earnestly…
Rank this Week: 448

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

Provides eDiscovery news, analysis and educational tips. By Trial Solutions.

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 420

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Jan 29

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Writing Your Way to Happiness, New York Times In The Popular Press: Violent Psychopaths Don’t Register Punishment, Study Says, TIME Unconscious Thought Not So Smart After All, Nature News…
  • Jan 25

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): I Tried A Brain-Altering Wearable That Allows Users To Change Their Moods On Demand, Quartz In The Popular Press: Psychologists Seek Roots of Terror, Nature News How the Brain Stores Trivial Memories,…
  • Jan 21

    "A Diet Enriched with Curcumin Impairs Newly Acquired and Reactivated Fear Memories"

    "A Diet Enriched with Curcumin Impairs Newly Acquired and Reactivated Fear Memories"
    "A Diet Enriched with Curcumin Impairs Newly Acquired and Reactivated Fear Memories" Monsey MS, Gerhard DM, et. al. Abstract Curcumin, a yellow-pigment compound found in the popular Indian spice turmeric (Curcuma longa), has been extensively…
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Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jan 29

    The Mystery of Munchausen By Proxy

    The Mystery of Munchausen By Proxy
    Many years ago I acted for a single mom who had an 8-year-old daughter. She retained me when her ex-husband filed an application seeking a change of custody from my client to him…not so unusual, right? Wrong! This case was my first…
  • Jan 28

    The Free-Range Kid Movement

    The Free-Range Kid Movement
    Until Danielle and Alexander Mietiv from suburban Maryland became embroiled in a child protection investigation for allowing their children, ten and six, to walk a mile home together from the park, unsupervised by an older child or adult, I…
  • Jan 27

    Hide and Seek: Non-Disclosure in Family Law

    Hide and Seek: Non-Disclosure in Family Law
    At the end of a marriage, each spouse has a legal obligation to make honest disclosure of the assets in their name, possession or control. A colourful British Columbia judge called the absence of accurate disclosure the “cancer of…
Rank this Week: 406

Be BARBRI Ready

Be BARBRI Ready

Covers bar exams. By BARBRI.

http://www.barexambrief.com/
  • Jan 29

    #barpreplife: Miss Money Bag

    #barpreplife: Miss Money Bag
    GUEST BLOG by Jennifer Varteressian, Graduated from The University of Tulsa College of Law Ok. So, Apparently I’m made of money. My favorite thing that people say to me when they found out I just graduated from law school and am about…
  • Jan 28

    #The3Llife: A Case for Jury Nullification

    #The3Llife: A Case for Jury Nullification
    GUEST BLOG By Shaun Sanders, 3L at Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law Jury nullification is an oddity of discussion in law school. The combined legislative wealth of numerous cultures spanned over centuries of time has…
  • Jan 27

    #The2Llife: My Case-Reading Strategy

    #The2Llife: My Case-Reading Strategy
    GUEST BLOG Harrison Thorne, 2L at UCLA School of Law When I first started law school, reading cases took FOREVER! It still takes me a while to get through reading assignments. But when I do the reading, I really try to get the most out…
Rank this Week: 383

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Jan 29

    Twitter Tweets by Erik Heels 2008-Present

    Twitter Tweets by Erik Heels 2008-Present
    Because history. Dear Intertubes: I’ve been on Twitter for a long time (since 2008, not 2010, which (thanks to a Twitter bug) is what my account indicates). I initially used Twitter a lot, then less, the deleted lots of Tweets, then…
  • Jan 17

    17 Seconds #8

    17 Seconds #8
    17 Seconds gives you useful info quickly. If you think about a trademark as a “mark” of a “trade,” then it makes more sense. Consider the origins of branding. Farmers needed a way to identify their cows from their…
  • Dec 31

    2015 Clocktower Law Group Fee

    2015 Clocktower Law Group Fee
    2015 Clocktower Law Group Fees. Greetings, Effective 2015-01-01, Clocktower’s billing rate is $425/hour, the same rate as in 2014. In the name of transparency, this info has been posted online (http://www.erikjheels.com/5013.html) and…
Rank this Week: 430

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Jan 29

    IS BAN ON FOIE GRAS AN INGREDIENT OR A PROCESS REQUIREMENT?

    IS BAN ON FOIE GRAS AN INGREDIENT OR A PROCESS REQUIREMENT?
    This blog has previously discussed California’s ban on foie gras. When teaching WTO law at Stanford in 2012 -- the year the ban entered into force -- I even used the ban as my mid-term exam question! Turns out that...
  • Jan 29

    Tell It To the ISDS Judge

    Tell It To the ISDS Judge
    This is from UK business secretary Vince Cable, in remarks at a recent cabinet meeting: Cable acknowledged there have been fears and some myths that US corporates would take the UK to secret tribunals unless all services are privatised…
  • Jan 29

    The Tuna Article 21.5 Dispute

    The Tuna Article 21.5 Dispute
    You may have forgotten it was even going on, but lingering out there, waiting to be dissected and analyzed, is the Article 21.5 dispute in U.S. - Tuna II. This should be a very interesting test of whether an environmental...
Rank this Week: 390

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

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

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    Theories of Law

    Theories of Law
    Carla Faralli, University of Bologna, Department of Economics, has published Law as Fact at 24 Revus: Journal for Constitutional Theory and Philosophy of Law 57 (2014). Here is the abstract.Based on a non-cognitivist meta-ethical…
  • Jan 29

    A Review of "The Hanging Judge"

    A Review of "The Hanging Judge"
    Tigran Eldred, New England Law School, has published Fact and Fiction: The Hanging Judge by Michael Ponsor at 48 New England Law Review on Remand 61 (2014). Here is the abstract.This essay reviews the debut novel by senior federal judge…
  • Jan 29

    The X-Men and the Civil Rights Movement

    The X-Men and the Civil Rights Movement
    Gregory Scott Parks, Wake Forest University School of Law, has published 'A Choice of Weapons': The X-Men and the Metaphor of Black Power versus Integrationism. Here is the abstract.During the 20th Century, the competing ideals and …
Rank this Week: 380

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Jan 29

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Congressional Hearings on HeinOnline

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Congressional Hearings on HeinOnline
    The U.S. Congressional Documents library on HeinOnline contains select Congressional Hearings, with coverage beginning with the 50th Congress (1887-1889). The U.S. Congressional Documents library also contains the Congressional…
  • Jan 26

    Pennsylvania's New Power of Attorney Law

    Pennsylvania's New Power of Attorney Law
    On January 1st, 2015, Pennsylvania’s new law governing powers of attorney went fully into effect. Act 95 of 2014 is a major overhaul to the POA law, and accordingly we’ve been getting requests here at Jenkins for resources…
  • Jan 22

    Jenkins Research Tip: Finding Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes Online

    Jenkins Research Tip: Finding Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes Online
    Find the unofficial, unannotated Pennsylvania Statutes free online, provided by WestlawNext at http://tinyurl.com/PennsylvaniaStatutes. Both the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes (Pa.C.S.) and Purdon's Unconsolidated Statutes (P.S.) are…
Rank this Week: 438

Rush On Business

Rush On Business

Covers business litigation, employment law, franchise law, incorporation and starting a business. By Rush Nigut.

http://www.rushonbusiness.com/
  • Jan 29

    Business Owners: Don’t Neglect Succession Planning

    Business Owners: Don’t Neglect Succession Planning
    All too often business owners neglect succession planning. In fact, according to a recent Inc Magazine article and Deloitte survey on the topic, 90 percent of business leaders recognize the success of their company depends on effective…
  • Jan 28

    20 Franchise Trends from Industry News Source

    20 Franchise Trends from Industry News Source
    Franchise Times has an interesting article on 20 to Watch: franchise trendsetters in 2015. One of the more interesting items to me was No. 18 – So Sue Me. Apparently one enterprising insurance executive has set up a suite of insurance…
  • Dec 2

    Iowa Specialty Business Court Off to Good Start

    Iowa Specialty Business Court Off to Good Start
    Back in January of 2013 I shared that the Iowa Supreme Court began a new specialty court for business cases. According to a recent article from the Des Moines Business Record it sounds as though the court is off to a good start.…
Rank this Week: 405

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

Coves law, society, and technology. By University of Pittsburgh professor Mike Madison, Loyola University Chicago professor Brett Frischmann and Seton Hall Law professor Frank Pasquale.

http://madisonian.net
  • Jan 29

    Changing Rhetorics of Copyright

    Changing Rhetorics of Copyright
    People with a taste for the finer details of copyright law pay attention to the language in notices of claimed copyright, the rhetoric of claims to enforce software licenses and the night. Book publishers, for example, routinely insert…
  • Jan 26

    In Pittsburgh: Kevin Sousa is Right!

    In Pittsburgh: Kevin Sousa is Right!
    Kevin Sousa, Pittsburgh chef and entrepreneur extraordinaire, has a plan to rescue the Pittsburgh region’s signature communal failure, Braddock, Pennsylvania, by opening a high-end restaurant there. It will be an unusual restaurant,…
  • Jan 12

    Fun with Zombie

    Fun with Zombie
    I have a new post up at JOTWELL, reviewing a forthcoming piece by Julie Cohen on the zombification of the First Amendment.  That doesn’t sound like cyberlaw, but it is. Here is the link.  The title is an homage to Night of the…
Rank this Week: 382

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas

An international, interdisciplinary community for the study of legal and normative mixtures and movements.

http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 453

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Jan 28

    On the porous fortressing of the White House.

    On the porous fortressing of the White House.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best possible results…
  • Jan 25

    Jerame Reid- Another fatality victim of excessive force by police.

    Jerame Reid- Another fatality victim of excessive force by police.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best possible results…
  • Jan 24

    Our day of service on MLK Day 2015.

    Our day of service on MLK Day 2015.
                                 About to make fifty sandwiches. (Photo property of…
Rank this Week: 402

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Covers Utah criminal law and Constitutional issues. By Clayton A. Simms, LLC.

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Jan 28

    Prison Reform, Relocation Discussed to Address Utah’s Prison Population

    Prison Reform, Relocation Discussed to Address Utah’s Prison Population
    As part of Utah’s ongoing attempt to address the growing prison population, input on prison reform was recently taken from experts in Texas who have also worked toward fixing the problem in their own state. Reforms have been officially…
  • Jan 26

    Drastic Increase in Utah Poaching Incidents Past Two Year

    Drastic Increase in Utah Poaching Incidents Past Two Year
    According to recent figures from state wildlife officials, poaching incidents in Utah have increased by more than 30 percent over the past two years. However, officials say these numbers may not be representative of what is actually happening…
  • Jan 21

    Iron County Prosecutors Drop Ag-gag Charges, Law Examined

    Iron County Prosecutors Drop Ag-gag Charges, Law Examined
    Four animal activists who were allegedly on private property at a hog farm in Iron County in September have been released from charges of Utah’s agricultural interference law, also known as an ag-gag law. The activists will still face…
Rank this Week: 458

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian F. Havel and John Q. Mulligan.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Jan 28

    Aer Lingus Board Recommends Acceptance of IAG Bid

    Aer Lingus Board Recommends Acceptance of IAG Bid
    Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus has been the subject of repeated takeover attempts by both Ryanair and I.A.G., but I.A.G.'s most recent proposal is one step closer to success as the Aer Lingus board has recommended that the airline's…
  • Jan 27

    How Will White House Drone Affect Integration?

    How Will White House Drone Affect Integration?
    Following the revelation that a remotely piloted quadcopter landed on the White House lawn, the question everyone is asking today is what the ramifications will be for unmanned vehicle usage in the United States. It's possible that such a…
  • Jan 22

    Pirker Settle

    Pirker Settle
    News broke this afternoon that Ralph Pirker, the drone operator whose initial challenge to the FAA's authority to regulate unmanned aircraft was successful before being overturned in November, has settled with the agency. Pirker reportedly…
Rank this Week: 415

Georgia Injury Law Blog

Georgia Injury Law Blog

Providing information, resources, and commentary for injured people and their families. By Robert N. Katz.

http://www.georgiainjurylawblog.com/
  • Jan 28

    Company Introduces Inflatable Motorcycle Vest to Prevent Injurie

    Company Introduces Inflatable Motorcycle Vest to Prevent Injurie
    Motorcyclists are often seriously injured when involved in a crash. The most deadly of those injuries are head injuries. However, other injuries, including those that affect the person's neck and back may also leave a rider or passenger…
  • Jan 21

    Drowsy Driving Is More Dangerous Than Many Believe

    Drowsy Driving Is More Dangerous Than Many Believe
    Sleep deprivation is far more common in the American population than many people realize. Unfortunately, far too many sleep-deprived American adults and teenagers don't think twice about getting behind the wheel when they're completely…
  • Jan 13

    Riding an Adult-Sized ATV Can Be Deadly for a Child

    Riding an Adult-Sized ATV Can Be Deadly for a Child
    Pediatricians and child safety advocates have long known of the dangers involving children and adult all-terrain vehicles (ATV). However, according to a new study, children who ride adult-sized ATVs may have the highest risk of suffering…
Rank this Week: 424

Food Poisoning Law Blog

Food Poisoning Law Blog

Covers food safety issues. By Pritzker Olsen.

http://foodpoisoning.pritzkerlaw.com/
  • Jan 28

    Tennessee Listeria Death Traced to Cheese Outbreak Involving Quesito Casero

    Tennessee Listeria Death Traced to Cheese Outbreak Involving Quesito Casero
    The 2014 soft cheese outbreak traced to Oasis Brands Inc. was caused by Listeria organisms found in quesito casero by Virginia’s Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS). Additional investigation using genetic…
  • Jan 27

    Wholesome Soy Sprouts Listeria Outbreak Kills 2, Sickens 3 More

    Wholesome Soy Sprouts Listeria Outbreak Kills 2, Sickens 3 More
    The Wholesome Soy Sprouts Listeria outbreak has ended after sickening five people in Michigan and Illinois, killing two of them. The Chicago-based company is longer producing bean sprouts, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said…
  • Jan 24

    Durand Football Campylobacter Outbreak Traced to Wisconsin Raw Milk

    Durand Football Campylobacter Outbreak Traced to Wisconsin Raw Milk
    The Pepin County Health Department in the scenic bluff country of western Wisconsin received a telephone call on the morning of September 22, 2014, from the school nurse at Durand High School. The nurse reported a high rate of absenteeism…
Rank this Week: 423

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Covers broker fraud, investor fraud, marketing timing, and securities fraud. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
Rank this Week: 452

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Jan 27

    Judges Getting Spotlight on First Amendment Right

    Judges Getting Spotlight on First Amendment Right
    A few days back, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments as to whether or not states can prevent judicial candidates from soliciting donations without violating their rights of free speech. All over the coast of California, the state’s…
  • Jan 27

    Securities Class Action Restrained this Year

    Securities Class Action Restrained this Year
    Attorneys for plaintiffs dodged a bullet in the previous year when the U.S. Supreme court spared a 100-year old case, which served as a legal pin in today’s investor class action suit. Despite such victory, new reports indicated that…
  • Jan 26

    Turkish Court: Facebook Pages Should Be Banned

    Turkish Court: Facebook Pages Should Be Banned
    A court in Turkey threatens to halt entry to Facebook in the country if the social media giant fails to remain compliant in censoring Facebook pages deemed to be “an insult” to the Prophet Mohammad. Turkey’s state-operated news agency,…
Rank this Week: 456