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Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Sep 2

    Severe Chelyabinsk Disney

    Severe Chelyabinsk Disney
    That's how Google (mis)translated the title of this YouTube post, but I actually liked it a lot. It's very likely staged, because (1) it's too good to be true and (2) if the guys with the dash cam weren't…
  • Sep 2

    Author Arrested for Writing About Murder in the 30th Century [Updated]

    Author Arrested for Writing About Murder in the 30th Century [Updated]
    In Maryland it is apparently not only illegal to write dark science fiction, people who write it may simply disappear. Sadly, that's not the first line of my review of a new dark-science-fiction novel about people who disappear after…
  • Sep 2

    Notice: Unlawful Behavior Prohibited

    Notice: Unlawful Behavior Prohibited
    "The first part is informative," says Anson, who saw this sign at a bus station. The rest of it, not so much: I'd like to think we could infer that lawful behavior is permitted, but I might be reading…
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Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 402

North Carolina Estate Planning…

North Carolina Estate Planning Blog

Covers legal issues relating to wealth transfer, asset preservation, probate, and taxation. By Greg Herman-Giddens of Trust Counsel, P.A.

http://www.ncestateplanningblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    3 Problems With Life Estate Title of Real Property

    3 Problems With Life Estate Title of Real Property
    Real estate laws in North Carolina allow property owners to create and convey remainder interests in real property, while retaining lifetime rights to the property (a life estate). This is one way to transfer parents’ real property to…
  • Aug 25

    Asset Protection in Second Marriage

    Asset Protection in Second Marriage
    What asset protection strategies should an individual consider after divorce if they play to re-marry? Whether a marriage is a first or fifth, some planning tools always offer a degree of protection. Every couple’s goals, life stage,…
  • Aug 22

    Estate Plan Update: New Life Insurance Option

    Estate Plan Update: New Life Insurance Option
    Life insurance can be a great estate planning tool. Payments generally do not go through probate, loved ones may not need to struggle financially after one’s death, and proceeds can be protected from creditors. A new option called a…
Rank this Week: 378

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Sep 2

    Wright on Moore on Causation and Responsibility

    Wright on Moore on Causation and Responsibility
    Richard Wright (Chicago-Kent) has posted to SSRN Moore on Causation and Responsibility: Metaphysics or Intuition?. The abstract provides: This paper was prepared for a festschrift in honor of Michael Moore to be published by Oxford University…
  • Sep 1

    Mini Med Mal Roundup

    Mini Med Mal Roundup
    There are a lot of stories on the med mal front. First, two from the MICRA fight: An analysis from the The Fresno Bee finds that the anti-cap increase ads are misleading. Here's a taste: But the ad goes too...
  • Aug 29

    MICRA Cap Increase Rider: Physician Drug-Testing

    MICRA Cap Increase Rider: Physician Drug-Testing
    Prop 46, a California ballot initiative to raise the 1975 non-economic damages cap from $250,000 to $1.1M, includes a rider: physician drug-testing. The two are joined in the "Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act of 2014."…
Rank this Week: 370

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Sep 2

    The Connection Between Homelessness & Storage

    The Connection Between Homelessness & Storage
    A fine piece from Kriston Capps: San Diego's Transitional Storage Center provides more than 350 bins for homeless residents to stash their things. Each bin holds up to 96 gallons. People assigned a bin can check into their possessions…
  • Sep 2

    Map of the Day: The Richest Person in Each European Country

    Map of the Day: The Richest Person in Each European Country
  • Sep 2

    Top SSRN Download

    Top SSRN Download
    In honor of the beginning of the month, here are the most downloaded property articles on SSRN over the last 60 days: 1. [290 downloads] How to Do Things with Hohfeld Pierre Schlag (Colorado) 2. [177 downloads] Intellectual Property and...
Rank this Week: 371

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment discrimination, severance, wage violations, sexual harassment and civil rights. By The Harman Firm, P.C.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 365

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Sep 1

    Juror Stress Brochure

    Juror Stress Brochure
    Some jurors feel a certain amount of stress during trial. As a result, at least one jurisdiction has started to offer jurors brochures on how to decompress and deal with the stress that comes with certain trials. To access the...
  • Aug 31

    Juries in the Caribbean

    Juries in the Caribbean
    The most recent edition of the Economist has an interesting article about juries in the Caribbean entitled 12 Clueless Men. According to the article, some of the smaller countries in the Caribbean that adhere to the common law system are...
  • Aug 29

    Deputy Allegedly Criticizes Jurors for Verdict

    Deputy Allegedly Criticizes Jurors for Verdict
    First it was judges then attorneys and now apparently even courtroom deputies feel the need to criticize jurors for their verdicts. Minneapolis Star Tribune: Deputy's scolding of jury sparks investigation in Hennepin Co.
Rank this Week: 385

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Sep 1

    The Best New Laptops of the Year Plus 58 More Must-Read

    The Best New Laptops of the Year Plus 58 More Must-Read
    Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 59 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the...
  • Aug 31

    Free Research Reports for Lawyers and Others in the Legal Industry

    Free Research Reports for Lawyers and Others in the Legal Industry
    TechnoLawyer Library houses our growing collection of free research reports in PDF format. Reports of this caliber usually cost a fortune, but TechnoLawyer members can download all of them for free. TechnoLawyer membership is also free. Below…
  • Aug 29

    Review of Ting (With Optimus S); Control Windows Updates; Using Excel in Estate Planning

    Review of Ting (With Optimus S); Control Windows Updates; Using Excel in Estate Planning
    Today's issue of Fat Friday contains these articles: Kurt Walberg, Review: Ting MVNO (Sprint Network) and LG Optimus S Andrew Willinger, How to Control When Windows Installs Updates Jay Altman, Tip: Using Excel in Estate Planning Don't miss…
Rank this Week: 395

Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 372

The Jury Room

The Jury Room

Covers juries, trial consulting, trial skills and litigation advocacy. By Keene Trial Consulting.

http://keenetrial.com/blog
  • Sep 1

    Simple Jury Persuasion: “The defendant is just an animal!” 

    Simple Jury Persuasion: “The defendant is just an animal!” 
    Here’s a pretty simple way for Prosecutors to motivate jurors to lock up a Defendant and throw away the key. It’s all about language. There are words you can use to evoke a more negative (animalistic) sense of the Defendant and…
  • Aug 29

    Trial Skills: A new issue of The Jury Expert is up!

    Trial Skills: A new issue of The Jury Expert is up!
    The August issue of The Jury Expert is up and we think you’re going to want to see this. Here’s a rundown of the articles you’ll find at the website. Demographic Roulette: What was once a bad idea has gotten worse. Authored…
  • Aug 27

    Just how diverse is this group, really?

    Just how diverse is this group, really?
    We often make assumptions when discussing diversity that we all perceive a group’s diversity in the same way. Today’s research shows that simply isn’t so. That is, you and I (depending on our racial in-group) can look at the…
Rank this Week: 390

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 375

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
  • Aug 31

    Evernote As My iPad Task Manager | iPad Insight

    Evernote As My iPad Task Manager | iPad Insight
      Thomas: *** The main reason I decided to try Evernote out as a task manager is its ability to show a lot of context for a given task. When I have to “finish my expense report” it’s really helpful to be able to keep…
  • Aug 29

    Sony Digital E-Ink Tablet

    Sony Digital E-Ink Tablet
      The Sony Digital Paper E-Ink Tablet is Now Availabe From Sony Directly. SONY: Yellow pads, loose papers, and file folders are a thing of the past. Sony’s handheld letter-size Digital Paper lets you easily and securely access…
  • Aug 28

    Dropbox for Lawyers and Law Firms: the User Guide–Lawyerist

    Dropbox for Lawyers and Law Firms: the User Guide–Lawyerist
      Dropbox is popular with lawyers. According to the ABA’s most-recent technology survey, 58% of lawyers use Dropbox, making it the most popular online file storage option among lawyers. Here is everything you need to know…
Rank this Week: 400

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

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

http://medicalmalpractice.levinperconti.com/
  • Aug 30

    Anesthesiology in a World Without a Civil Justice System—Part 4

    Anesthesiology in a World Without a Civil Justice System—Part 4
    The American Association of Justice (AAJ) recently released an article discussing what the country would be like without a civil justice system. In honor of that work we have been addressing various parts of the medical field and how patients…
  • Aug 25

    FDA Warns Patients About Uterine Fibroid Treatment Procedure

    FDA Warns Patients About Uterine Fibroid Treatment Procedure
    Usually when we think about the risks of surgery, we think about direct risks like surgical error or medical malpractice resulting in postoperative infections or complications. Unfortunately, that is not the only kind of risk one needs to…
  • Aug 22

    Judge Blocks FDA's Attempt to Make Generic Version of Sedative Precedex Available

    Judge Blocks FDA's Attempt to Make Generic Version of Sedative Precedex Available
    Reuters reports that a federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order against the FDA which prevents it from allowing the sale of generic versions of a sedative called Precedex. Precedex is manufactured by a drug company called…
Rank this Week: 381

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

Covers various accident, injury, and medical malpractice topics including nursing home abuse and wrongful death. By Farber Law Group.

http://www.washingtoninjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    HP recalls 6M laptop power cords due to fire risk

    HP recalls 6M laptop power cords due to fire risk
    Hewlett Packard is recalling laptop plug-in cables marked with an LS-15 due to a fire risk. The U.S. Consumer Safety Product Commission say this may affect six million or more cables. According to the CPSC, there have been 29 reports of…
  • Jul 22

    Worker at Bellevue College construction cites falls to death

    Worker at Bellevue College construction cites falls to death
    A construction worker fell several stories to his death while on a ladder at the new Bellevue College Health Sciences Building which is under construction. The construction accident occurred on Monday morning around 10:30 am. Bellevue police…
  • Jul 17

    One person dead, two seriously injured in Lake Washington boating accident

    One person dead, two seriously injured in Lake Washington boating accident
    One woman has been killed and a man and a woman were taken to Harborview Medical Center in serious condition after a Lake Washington boating accident in which a powerboat struck a sailboat around 10:30pm. In what might be a case of boating…
Rank this Week: 386

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Ferguson and Spokeo

    Ferguson and Spokeo
    Rejecting the notion, floated by some so-called "progressives" and members of the Congressional Black Caucus that we need a Police Czar to prevent what happened to Michael Brown.  Or maybe what happened afterwards.  You know, to…
  • Aug 17

    Because He's Not Above or Below the Law

    Because He's Not Above or Below the Law
    What should he do if it's true?  If he actually beat his wife?That's what Judge Kopf asks at his blog, Hercules and the Umpire.  He's asking about Mark Fuller. That's The Honorable Mark Fuller, Judge of the United States District…
  • Aug 15

    On Drug Dogs, Rafael Montero, Thalidomide, and Florida v. Harri

    On Drug Dogs, Rafael Montero, Thalidomide, and Florida v. Harri
    The Mets are going nowhere fast.  Terry Collins, the manager, said the other day that he expects them to be in the post-season.  Either he was either lying or he's delusional.  The team (and I'm trying to be gentle about this)…
Rank this Week: 382

Missouri Injury Attorneys Blog

Missouri Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers Missouri motor vehicle crash, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. By The A.W. Smith Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.missouriinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Vehicle Was Hit Head On Causing Serious Injurie

    Vehicle Was Hit Head On Causing Serious Injurie
    "We base these posts on information retrieved from on-line crash reports and other media. By posting this information we are in no way attempting to contact any of the people mentioned in the respective posts. We post only public information…
  • Aug 26

    Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle with attached Tractor and Trailer

    Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle with attached Tractor and Trailer
    "We base these posts on information retrieved from on-line crash reports and other media. By posting this information we are in no way attempting to contact any of the people mentioned in the respective posts. We post only public information…
  • Aug 12

    Vehicle Loses Control Causing Vehicle to Overturn

    Vehicle Loses Control Causing Vehicle to Overturn
    "We base these posts on information retrieved from on-line crash reports and other media. By posting this information we are in no way attempting to contact any of the people mentioned in the respective posts. We post only public information…
Rank this Week: 399

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer…

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers motorcycle accidents and rider safety. By Elman Law Group LLC.

http://www.chicagomotorcycleaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Motorcycle Accident In Palatine, Illinoi

    Motorcycle Accident In Palatine, Illinoi
    There was a motorcycle accident today (August 27, 2014) in Palatine, Illinois. According to Palatine Police, this motorcycle accident happened shortly before 1:00 p.m. as a motorcyclist was traveling northbound on Hicks Road.  As he…
  • Aug 24

    Motorcyclist Dies After Kennedy Expressway Crash

    Motorcyclist Dies After Kennedy Expressway Crash
    A motorcyclist who was involved in a motorcycle accident August 17, 2014 on the Kennedy Expressway died from his injuries on Saturday, August 23, 2014. The motorcyclist was Ronald Bermea, 31, of Villa Park, Illinois. The motorcycle…
  • Aug 24

    Fatal Motorcycle Accident On Lake Shore Drive

    Fatal Motorcycle Accident On Lake Shore Drive
    There was a fatal motorcycle accident early this morning (August 24, 2014) on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive. According to Chicago Police, this motorcycle accident happened in in the 1700 block of North Lake Shore Drive, which is in Lincoln…
Rank this Week: 362

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas

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

http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    JOURNAL: Opinio Juris in Comparatione Vl I, No. I, 2013

    JOURNAL: Opinio Juris in Comparatione Vl I, No. I, 2013
    A new nember of Opinio Juris in Comparatione is now avaliable online, as follows the table of content of this issue.Click here to access the journal's pageArticlesProportional Liability as an Application of the Precautionary Principle.…
  • Aug 25

    JOURNAL: Tulane European and Civil Law Forum (Special Issue - The Catania Papers)

    JOURNAL: Tulane European and Civil Law Forum (Special Issue - The Catania Papers)
    Volume 29 of the Tulane European and Civil Law Forum is out.The volume is a special issue that developed out the Filling the Gaps: the Study of Judicial Creativity and Equity in Mixed Jurisdictions and Beyond Conference held in…
  • Aug 22

    JURIS DIVERSITAS ANNOUNCEMENT: New Web Editor for the Juris Diversitas Blog

    JURIS DIVERSITAS ANNOUNCEMENT: New Web Editor for the Juris Diversitas Blog
    The Executive of Juris Diversitas is pleased to announce that Antonio Zuccero has agreed to act as Web Editor for Juris Diversitas:Antonio Zuccaro has a Masters Degree from the University of Catania (with a thesis in comparative private law)…
Rank this Week: 380

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Aug 26

    SEC Whistleblower Awards List August 2014

    SEC Whistleblower Awards List August 2014
    The SEC Office of the Whistleblower post Notices of Covered Action where a final judgment or order, by itself or together with other prior judgments or orders in the same action issued after July 21, 2010, results in monetary…
  • Aug 21

    IRS Whistleblower Office New

    IRS Whistleblower Office New
    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen issued an August 2014 policy statement expressing his strong support for the work the IRS Whistleblower Office.  We hope that the IRS will act in conformance with this policy statement and…
  • Aug 20

    WMATA Pays $5.6 Million to Settle False Claims Act and Whistleblower Retaliation Suit

    WMATA Pays $5.6 Million to Settle False Claims Act and Whistleblower Retaliation Suit
    Washington, D.C. August 20, 2014.  The Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) has paid $5.6 million to the United States, the District of Columbia, and Shahiq Khwaja to resolve whistleblower claims brought by…
Rank this Week: 373

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers the civil justice system, New York Courts, injury law cases and news. By Eric Turkewitz.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    GPS is Making Us Dumber (And other thoughts on the law)

    GPS is Making Us Dumber (And other thoughts on the law)
    Some folks want directions when they go someplace new. Others want a map. The directions tell you lefts and rights. The map tells you where you came from and where you need to go. Many GPS devices simply tell you to make those rights and…
  • Aug 15

    Cops in Tanks vs. Cops on Bike

    Cops in Tanks vs. Cops on Bike
    The juxtaposition of the pictures couldn’t be more stark.  Out in Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of  an unarmed teen being shot dead by a cop, we see a militarized police force racing in to use all their toys of crowd…
  • Aug 15

    Cops in Tanks vs. Cops on Bike

    Cops in Tanks vs. Cops on Bike
    The juxtaposition of the pictures couldn’t be more stark.  Out in Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of  an unarmed teen being shot dead by a cop, we see a militarized police force racing in to use all their toys of crowd…
Rank this Week: 397

Karsiliksiz Cek

Karsiliksiz Cek

http://www.karsiliksizcek.net/
  • Aug 25

    Avukatlık Görevi Nitelikli Zimmet-Görevi Kötüye Kullanma

    Avukatlık Görevi Nitelikli Zimmet-Görevi Kötüye Kullanma
    Avukat Nitelikli Zimmet - Değişen Suç Vasfı İle Hizmet Nedeniyle Güveni Kötüye Kullanma Suçundan MahkümiyetYargıtayın yeni sayılan kararındaki görüş…
  • Aug 9

    Sahte Çek Resmi Belgede Sahtecilik Dolandırıcılık

    Sahte Çek Resmi Belgede Sahtecilik Dolandırıcılık
    SAHTE ÇEK RESMİ BELGEDE SAHTECİLİK DOLANDIRICILIKÖZET : Dolandırıcılık suçunda, sanığın katılana olan borcuna karşılık çeki verdiğini beyan…
  • Aug 8

    Yargıtay: Duruşmaya Mazeretsiz Katılmayan Avukat -irtikap Suçu

    Yargıtay: Duruşmaya Mazeretsiz Katılmayan Avukat -irtikap Suçu
    DURUŞMAYA MAZERETSİZ KATILMAYAN AVUKAT - GÖERVİ İHMAL SUÇU - İRTİKAP SUÇUT.C.Yargıtay5. Ceza DairesiEsas No:2012/16008Karar No:2014/3224İlgili Maddeler:5237/m. 5, 6/1-c, 250/2, 257/2…
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IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Aug 25

    IP|Job: Referendariat in Berlin

    IP|Job: Referendariat in Berlin
    Wir suchen Referendare für unsere Berliner Dependance. Gute Mandate und praxisnaher Einblick in die Arbeit einer IP-Boutique werden gewährleistet. Eine Vorbildung im grünen Bereich ist – neben guten Noten und…
  • Aug 25

    KG Berlin zur Anwendbarkeit der §§ 193 BGB, 222 ZPO im Eilverfahren

    KG Berlin zur Anwendbarkeit der §§ 193 BGB, 222 ZPO im Eilverfahren
    Das LG Berlin nimmt bekanntlich an, dass im Eilverfahren ein zweimonatiges Zuwarten nicht dringlichkeitsschädlich ist. Im vorliegenden Fall war der letzte Tag dieser zwei-Monats-”Frist” ein Sonntag. Die Antragstellerin stellt…
  • Aug 25

    IP|Rezension: Alexander Vögele, Geistiges Eigentum – Intellectual Property

    IP|Rezension: Alexander Vögele, Geistiges Eigentum – Intellectual Property
    Iudex non calculat. Der IP-Rechtler hat zwar alle Hände voll mit geistigem “Eigentum” zu tun. Bei den Zahlen hört es aber schnell auf. Besteuerung oder Bilanzierung von Patenten, Steuerstrategien für IP-Holdings…
Rank this Week: 387

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

Offers Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court updates. By Francis G.X. Pileggi.

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • Aug 24

    Chancery Addresses Advancement and Indemnification of Corporate Officer

    Chancery Addresses Advancement and Indemnification of Corporate Officer
    In Pontone v. Milso Industries Corp., C.A. No. 8842-VCP (Del. Ch. Aug. 22, 2014), the Delaware Court of Chancery addressed the rights to advancement and indemnification of attorneys’s fees for a corporate officer pursuant to both DGCL…
  • Aug 23

    New Article by Chief Justice Strine and Vice Chancellor Laster

    New Article by Chief Justice Strine and Vice Chancellor Laster
    To paraphrase a former tag line for a former investment management firm, when Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Leo Strine, Jr. and Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery co-author an article on a cutting-edge…
  • Aug 23

    Wall Street Journal Article on Al Gore’s New Suit in Delaware Court of Chancery

    Wall Street Journal Article on Al Gore’s New Suit in Delaware Court of Chancery
    We have previously on these pages highlighted litigation involving a contract dispute in the Delaware Court of Chancery, and an appeal before the Delaware Supreme Court between AT&T and the U.S. cable network that Al Jazeera bought from a…
Rank this Week: 401

SW Virginia law blog

SW Virginia law blog

Covers law in Southwest Virginia. By Steven Minor.

http://swvalaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    A decision on class certification in the CNX and EQT royalty case

    A decision on class certification in the CNX and EQT royalty case
    The long-running litigation in the W.D. Va. over coalbed methane royalties has been on hold since the oral argument in May before the Fourth Circuit on the appeal of Judge Jones's orders certifying the cases into five class actions. Yesterday…
  • Aug 19

    The next Chief Justice

    The next Chief Justice
    I read this morning that Justice Lemons has been elected to succeed Chief Justice Kinser as the next Chief Justice of the Virginia Supreme Court. He would be the first former member of the Virginia Court of Appeals to serve as the Chief…
  • Jul 10

    On the late Judge Turk

    On the late Judge Turk
    I enjoyed my dealings with Judge Turk of the W.D. Va., including a couple of jury trials and a bunch of hearings, and seeing him at the courthouse many times and a few times at the judicial conference. Years ago I represented an older woman…
Rank this Week: 394

the complex litigator

the complex litigator

Covers complex litigation and class actions. By H. Scott Leviant.

http://thecomplexlitigator.com/post-data/
  • Aug 12

    Luckey v. Superior Court says no to temporary judges for class settlement approval

    Luckey v. Superior Court says no to temporary judges for class settlement approval
    In Luckey v. Superior Court (July 22, 2014), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Three), the Court considered a writ following the denial of a stipulation to utilize a temporary judge to handle a class settlement…
  • Aug 12

    Misclassifcation of independent contractors gets a boost in Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspaper

    Misclassifcation of independent contractors gets a boost in Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspaper
    As I fill the backlog, we have yet another big decision from the California Supreme Court. In Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspapers, 59 Cal. 4th 522 (June 30, 2014), the Supreme Court examined how the question of certification should be…
  • Aug 12

    Analysis of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC

    Analysis of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC
    Next up on the update list is Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC (June 23, 2014). In Iskanian, a limousine driver filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of himself and similarly situated employees for his employer’s alleged…
Rank this Week: 389

General Counselor

General Counselor

Provides employment and labor law news and commentary. By Arnstein & Lehr LLP.

http://general-counselor.com
Rank this Week: 379

Immigration News Blog

Immigration News Blog

Covers immigration law, news and commentary. By Matthew L. Kolken.

http://kolken.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 7

    Why Isn’t President Obama Protecting Refugee Children With A Stroke Of His Pen?

    Why Isn’t President Obama Protecting Refugee Children With A Stroke Of His Pen?
    Originally published on Fox News Latino:The humanitarian crisis on the southern border is the center of a political firestorm in Washington. At issue is the bipartisan 2000 anti-trafficking law, signed by President Bush and re-authorized in…
  • Jul 2

    President Obama’s Immigration Wait And See Looks To Maximize Political Impact

    President Obama’s Immigration Wait And See Looks To Maximize Political Impact
    President Obama’s latest Rose Garden immigration announcement has left reform advocates scratching their heads while exhaling a heavy sigh of disappointment. The President spent most of his speech blaming Republicans for not passing…
  • Apr 3

    The Untenable Cost Of Doing Nothing On Immigration Reform

    The Untenable Cost Of Doing Nothing On Immigration Reform
    The following was originally published on Fox News Latino:This past week House Democrats introduced a discharge petition, which if successful would force a vote on previously stalled immigration reform legislation. Most acknowledge that…
Rank this Week: 393

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 396

Culture Forum Blog

Culture Forum Blog

From the Forum on Law, Culture & Society at Fordham Law.

http://www.forumonlawcultureandsociety.org/blog/
  • Aug 3

    2014 Film Festival Guest Ayaan Hirsi Ali On The Israel–Hamas Conflict

    2014 Film Festival Guest Ayaan Hirsi Ali On The Israel–Hamas Conflict
    Somalian refugee and women’s-rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali recently gave an interview to Israel Hayom, in which she defended Israel’s right to fight Hamas, argued that Benjamin Netanyahu should receive a Nobel Peace Prize,…
  • Jul 10

    Right Place Wrong Time

    Right Place Wrong Time
    “Soccer” as we Americans refer to it, is simply another sport within our society that has its share of leagues, clubs, and fanatics. In Brazil, however, it is their society—it embodies all that is Brazil. Brazilians live to…
  • Jul 2

    Forum makes Above The Law, Jeopardy

    Forum makes Above The Law, Jeopardy
    Above the Law, a leading blog on legal education, has posted a piece noting the Forum’s recent move to NYU Law. It lauds the Forum for hosting “such luminaries as President Bill Clinton and [Supreme Court] Justice Sonia…
Rank this Week: 392

1234Tips on Time Matters

1234Tips on Time Matters

Offers step-by-step instructions showing how to get more out of Time Matters software.

http://www.activepractice.com/1234tips/
  • Jul 30

    Share Documents Securely

    Share Documents Securely
    You can share documents securely with clients and others using Time Matters 13 and later. Two aspects of this service set it apart from alternatives: (1) It makes receiving documents really easy for your clients. (2) It allows you to send…
  • Jul 29

    PDF File from a Word Document

    PDF File from a Word Document
    Create a PDF File Fast in Time Matters You can quickly create both a PDF file and a Document record from a Word document using a handy Time Matters feature. Right-click on any Word document listed on the Document tab of a Contact or Matter.…
  • May 29

    ActionStep Pronouns in Document Template

    ActionStep Pronouns in Document Template
    ActionStep has powerful options for inserting pronouns into merged documents. Pronouns (he, she, her, theirs, etc) depending on the gender and number of participants (contacts).
Rank this Week: 374

Alcazar & Compañia

Alcazar & Compañia

http://alcazar.com.mx/blog/
  • Jul 20

    Llega al sector franquicias una excelente opción de inversión en juegos lúdicos y má

    Llega al sector franquicias una excelente opción de inversión en juegos lúdicos y má
    Recientemente concluyo el proceso de desarrollo de franquicia LA CASA DE LOS ROMPECABEZAS, un atractivo concepto de tienda de juegos y juguetes que estimulan el ingenio y la creatividad para lograr un aprendizaje e integración social.…
  • Jul 20

    Llega al sector franquicias una excelente opción de joyerías orgánica

    Llega al sector franquicias una excelente opción de joyerías orgánica
    Recientemente concluyo el proceso de desarrollo de franquicia DANA By ZARCH, un concepto de joyería orgánica especializada en comercializar piezas naturales como geodas, cuarzos, conchas, ámbar, perlas cultivadas y…
  • Jul 16

    Rueda de prensa

    Rueda de prensa
    ATENTA INVITACIÓN Estimados reporteros de la “Fuente” de Negocios / Empresas Estimados Jefes de Información, Estimados Reporteros Gráficos, Presente Grupo Alcázar & Compañía y la…
Rank this Week: 377

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

Covers the RIAA's lawsuits of against ordinary working people.

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 364

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

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

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

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap

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

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?

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

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
Rank this Week: 360

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers elder abuse, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse and neglect. By Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates P.C.

http://www.chicagonursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 1

    How to protect someone from nursing home negligence

    How to protect someone from nursing home negligence
    When you send your loved one to a nursing home, you may be apprehensive about leaving them in someone else’s care. Nursing home attorneys have seen case after case of nursing home abuse, and you don’t want your loved one ……
  • Mar 6

    OSHA Issues 2014 Plan for Reducing Injuries at High-Risk Workplace

    OSHA Issues 2014 Plan for Reducing Injuries at High-Risk Workplace
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, has issued its 2014 inspection plan, citing plans to specifically target workplaces where the highest rates of injury and illness occur. The Site-Specific Targeting 2014 program, as…
  • Mar 5

    Wisconsin Man’s Foot Severed, Femur Crushed in On-the-Job Accident

    Wisconsin Man’s Foot Severed, Femur Crushed in On-the-Job Accident
    The U.S. Department of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a Wisconsin manufacturing company, County Materials Corp., for 18 serious safety violations after a truck driver had his foot severed and femur crushed at a…
Rank this Week: 398

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 388

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com/blog-2/
Rank this Week: 368

Legal Blog Watch

Legal Blog Watch

Covers the legal community's daily buzz. From Law.com & Carolyn Elefant & Robert Ambrogi.

http://legalblogwatch.typepad.com/legal_blog_watch/
  • Jun 25

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge
    The legal blogosphere is taking note of an amusing new guide to legal writing, courtesy of Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Kopf and his entertaining blog, Hercules and the Umpire. (Hat tip: Lawyerist) Kopf, who joined the short…
  • Jun 19

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man
    The Pioneer Press (via ABA Journal) has the story of a Minnesota man who was sentenced to probation this week after pleading guilty to making a terroristic threat against a police officer -- a threat that took the unusual form of a tattoo of…
  • Jun 12

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has revived a lawsuit by an Oklahoma man who objects to the image of a Native American sculpture on the state's license plates because its message conflicts with his Christian beliefs. The…
Rank this Week: 391

Trade Lawyers Blog

Trade Lawyers Blog

Covers border security initiatives, customs duties, economic sanctions, and free trade regulations.

http://www.tradelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 383

Florida Foreclosure Defense…

Florida Foreclosure Defense Lawyers Blog

Covers foreclosure news, alternatives, defenses and scams. By David M. Goldman.

http://www.floridaforeclosuredefenselawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 376

BankruptcyProf Blog

BankruptcyProf Blog

A member of the Law Professor Blogs Network.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/bankruptcyprof_blog/
  • Jan 14

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

    About BankruptcyProf Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of BankruptcyProf Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jan 14

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

    About BankruptcyProf Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of BankruptcyProf Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jan 3

    NACBA Members of the Month

    NACBA Members of the Month
    I just went to pay my NACBA dues online and discovered that our own Peter Lively is the NACBA member of the month this month and our own Erik Clark was so designated three months ago. So we can say...
Rank this Week: 369

Entertainment Law Reporter

Entertainment Law Reporter

From the Donald E. Biederman Entertainment & Media Law Institute at Southwestern Law School.

http://www.entertainmentlawreporter.com/
  • Jun 5

    Entertainment Law Reporter on hiatu

    Entertainment Law Reporter on hiatu
    I've discovered that publishing a one-man blog - even a blog that primarily calls attention to the fine work of others - is a surprisingly time-consuming activity. My work on the Entertainment Law Reporter got interrupted by the need to…
  • May 2

    The Donald, The Apprentice, the FCC, and the broadcast law issues if Trump runs for President

    The Donald, The Apprentice, the FCC, and the broadcast law issues if Trump runs for President
    Those who watch politics (the way others watch sports) wonder whether Donald Trump is seriously thinking about running for President, or whether he is simply generating publicity for his television show "The Apprentice." Only "The Donald"…
  • May 2

    FTC reports on compliance with entertainment industry age and content rating

    FTC reports on compliance with entertainment industry age and content rating
    The Federal Trade Commission has found that video game retailers enforce industry age and content ratings more vigorously than other entertainment retailers, and that music CD retailers are the most lax at doing so. In the words of the…
Rank this Week: 384

Copyrights & Campaigns

Copyrights & Campaigns

Ben Sheffner's notes on copyright, First Amendment, media, and entertainment law, and political campaigns

http://copyrightsandcampaigns.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 7

    A Blogging Hiatu

    A Blogging Hiatu
    When I started this blog in December 2008, I said I wanted to counter the “shocking lack of balance in discussion of copyright and related issues on the Internet.” For almost two and a half years, I’ve tried to do just that.
  • Feb 23

    Court: Merchandising of Shepard Fairey 'Obama Hope' image not fair use; factual issues remain on substantial similarity

    Court: Merchandising of Shepard Fairey 'Obama Hope' image not fair use; factual issues remain on substantial similarity
    The court in the case involving Shepard Fairey's use of an AP photograph in his famous "Obama Hope" poster has ruled that a company that manufactured and distributed clothing bearing the Obama Hope image under license from one of Fairey's…
  • Jan 12

    AP and Shepard Fairey settle case; claims against corporate entities remain

    AP and Shepard Fairey settle case; claims against corporate entities remain
    The Associated Press announced that it has "settled in principle" its copyright case against artist Shepard Fairey over his use of an AP photograph in the iconic "Obama Hope" poster.
Rank this Week: 363

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Sep 2

    An in rem Action To Watch

    An in rem Action To Watch
    Somewhat unusual use of the in rem provisions of ACPA. Chinese plaintiff alleges that a John Doe who also resides in China, has converted multiple domain names for (their) own use. Alleges cyber-squatting, tortious interference and…
  • Sep 2

    Expanding Hoberman’s Sphere of Protection

    Expanding Hoberman’s Sphere of Protection
    This is a Hoberman Sphere: This is a consent decree enforcing rights in a Hoberman Sphere.
  • Sep 2

    Crafting a Proper TM Injunction in MD Florida

    Crafting a Proper TM Injunction in MD Florida
    Crafting a proper TM injunction in MD Florida http://t.co/LGauAIw7ud — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) September 2, 2014
Rank this Week: 427

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Focuses on complliance, corporate governance, disclosure, mergers and tax issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Fiduciary Duties in the Context of Dent v. Ramtron Int’l Corp.

    Fiduciary Duties in the Context of Dent v. Ramtron Int’l Corp.
    The Delaware Court of Chancery recently addressed a number of claims commonly made in the “ubiquitous” stockholder litigation that follows announcement of a public merger or acquisition transaction.  In Dent v. Ramtron…
  • Jul 22

    Delaware Court of Chancery Rejects Indemnification Sleight of Hand

    Delaware Court of Chancery Rejects Indemnification Sleight of Hand
    In Branin v. Stein Roe Inv. Counsel, LLC, C.A. 8481-VCN, 2014 WL 2961084 (Del. Ch. June 30, 2014), the Delaware Court of Chancery held that a vested right to indemnification may not be rescinded by a subsequent amendment to the governing…
  • Jul 15

    Is Your Out-of-State LLC “Doing Business” in California?

    Is Your Out-of-State LLC “Doing Business” in California?
    Individuals and entities, including those from outside California, who invest in or do business through an out-of-state limited liability company (“LLC”) may be surprised to find out that they have filing obligations and tax…
Rank this Week: 411

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: 409