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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

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

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 2

DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
  • Sep 17

    Consumer Finance Agency Seeks to Broaden Oversight of Auto Loan

    Consumer Finance Agency Seeks to Broaden Oversight of Auto Loan
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to extend its authority to include 38 non-bank auto lenders that provided financing to 6.8 million consumers last year.
  • Sep 17

    Justice Department Urges Banks to Implicate Employee

    Justice Department Urges Banks to Implicate Employee
    Comments by Marshall L. Miller, the No. 2 official in the Justice Department’s criminal division, reflect the agency's renewed interest in charging individual bank employees rather than just the banks.
  • Sep 17

    Swiss Pump Maker in Merger Talks With Dresser Rand

    Swiss Pump Maker in Merger Talks With Dresser Rand
    Sulzer, a Swiss maker of pumps and other industrial equipment, says it is in talks with the oil services equipment maker about a deal that could be valued at $5.5 billion or more.
Rank this Week: 3

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Sep 17

    Obama: No Ground Troops For Iraq

    Obama: No Ground Troops For Iraq
    President Obama addressed the military in Tampa today. "I want to be clear. The American forces that have been deployed to Iraq do not and will not have a combat mission," Obama said. "We will train and equip our partners. We will advise…
  • Sep 16

    Tuesday Night Open Thread

    Tuesday Night Open Thread
    The iPhone 6 will be in stores on Friay. You can also preorder. It comes in two sizes. You can compare models here. If you are conflicted about which one to buy, read this. And if you currently have a grandfathered-in unlimited data plan,…
  • Sep 16

    Pentagon May Ask for Boots on the Ground in Iraq

    Pentagon May Ask for Boots on the Ground in Iraq
    At a congressional hearing today, General Martin Dempsey would not rule out sending ground troops to Iraq. “My view at this point is that this coalition is the appropriate way forward. I believe that will prove true,” he…
Rank this Week: 4

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    2 Arrested for Charging Borrowers Upfront Fees to Secure Loan

    2 Arrested for Charging Borrowers Upfront Fees to Secure Loan
    Douglas Carter and James Spillers have been arrested by the Collier County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office for allegedly operating an advance fee for loan scheme targeting victims throughout the United States and Canada. Both men have been…
  • Sep 16

    Auctioneer Sentenced for Defrauding Banks in Trustee Auction

    Auctioneer Sentenced for Defrauding Banks in Trustee Auction
    Reyna Peinado, 48, Huntington Beach, California, an auctioneer who defrauded banks by accepting bribes to lower the amount of winning bids in trustee auctions, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison. The defendant was sentenced by…
  • Sep 16

    Leader of Multi-Million Dollar Foreclosure Rescue Scheme Convicted

    Leader of Multi-Million Dollar Foreclosure Rescue Scheme Convicted
    Alan Tikal, 46, Brentwood, California, was found guilty after a one-day bench trial on stipulated facts by United States District Judge Troy L. Nunley of 11 counts of mail fraud and one count of money laundering. Tikal targeted struggling…
Rank this Week: 5

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 4

    FL - Why were service members targeted in local sex stings?

    FL - Why were service members targeted in local sex stings?
    Original Article 08/26/2014 By Noah Pransky Former Army JAG tells 10 Investigates the Air Force is breaking the law by participating in local sex stings where no military members are involved. PINELLAS COUNTY - Not only have Central…
  • Sep 4

    NY - Sex Offenders Housing Restrictions Are Pointle

    NY - Sex Offenders Housing Restrictions Are Pointle
    Original Article 08/25/2014 By Jesse Singal On Thursday, Joseph Goldstein of the New York Times reported that “Dozens of sex offenders who have satisfied their sentences in New York State are being held in prison beyond their release…
  • Sep 4

    NJ - Twenty years later, has Megan’s Law delivered?

    NJ - Twenty years later, has Megan’s Law delivered?
    Maureen KankaOriginal Article 08/24/2014 It’s been 20 years since New Jersey’s Legislature passed Megan’s Law. The two decades since have been filled with legal challenges and disappointment it didn’t accomplish what…
Rank this Week: 6

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 7

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    DON'T PUT FIDO INTO THE X-RAY MACHINE

    DON'T PUT FIDO INTO THE X-RAY MACHINE
    Traveling is for the dogs...and cats and other small pets With the state of Washington ranking sixth nationwide in households that own a pet, it comes as no surprise that hundreds of people fly out of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport…
  • Sep 17

    NOT TRUSTING GOVERNMENT

    NOT TRUSTING GOVERNMENT
    Americans' Trust in Executive, Legislative Branches Down Trust in all branches of federal government at or near record lows by Jeffrey M. Jones PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans' trust in each of the three branches of the federal…
  • Sep 17

    WHAT'S THE GRAVITY OF THIS?

    WHAT'S THE GRAVITY OF THIS?
    How much gravity is enough? York U-led research studies how astronauts determine ‘up’ in space Keeping upright in a low-gravity environment is not easy, and NASA documents abound with examples of astronauts falling on the…
Rank this Week: 8

Above the Law

Above the Law

A legal tabloid that provides news and gossip about the profession's colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.

http://abovethelaw.com/
  • Sep 17

    A FEW SELECT KOREAN SPEAKING US ASSOCIATE OPENINGS IN SEOUL, ALONG WITH MANY MANDARIN SPEAKING OPENINGS IN HONG KONG / CHINA

    A FEW SELECT KOREAN SPEAKING US ASSOCIATE OPENINGS IN SEOUL, ALONG WITH MANY MANDARIN SPEAKING OPENINGS IN HONG KONG / CHINA
    Ed. note: The Asia Chronicles column is authored by Kinney Recruiting. Kinney has made more placements of U.S. associates, counsels and partners in Asia than any other recruiting firm in each of the past seven years. You can reach them by…
  • Sep 17

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.17.14

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.17.14
    * Law student sends naked selfie to her father. Hilarity ensues. [Inside Edition] * “Is insider trading bad?” Asking for a friend. [The Atlantic] * Judge catches law firm cheating on the page limit. Apparently, Judge Carl Barbier…
  • Sep 17

    Thank You To Our Excellent Advertiser

    Thank You To Our Excellent Advertiser
    We are grateful to be working with such wonderful brands.
Rank this Week: 9

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • Sep 16

    New Bankruptcy Opinion: IN RE WORLD IMPORTS – Bankr. Court, ED Pennsylvania, 2014

    New Bankruptcy Opinion: IN RE WORLD IMPORTS – Bankr. Court, ED Pennsylvania, 2014
    IN RE WORLD IMPORTS, CHAPTER 11, DEBTOR. Bankruptcy No. 13-15929 SR. United States Bankruptcy Court, E.D. Pennsylvania. September 10, 2014. OPINION STEPHEN RASLAVICH, Bankruptcy Judge. Introduction Before the Court are the Requests of Sunrise…
  • Sep 16

    New Bankruptcy Opinion: IN RE HOWREY LLP – Bankr. Court, ND California, 2014

    New Bankruptcy Opinion: IN RE HOWREY LLP – Bankr. Court, ND California, 2014
    In re HOWREY LLP, Chapter 11, Debtor. ALLAN B. DIAMOND, Chapter 11, Trustee for Howrey LLP, Plaintiff, v. JONES DAY LLP, Defendant. Bankruptcy Case No. 11-31376DM, Adversary Proceeding No. 13-3093 DM. United States Bankruptcy Court, N.D.…
  • Sep 16

    New Bankruptcy Opinion: IN RE SHENGDATECH, INC. – Dist. Court, D. Nevada, 2014

    New Bankruptcy Opinion: IN RE SHENGDATECH, INC. – Dist. Court, D. Nevada, 2014
    IN RE: SHENGDATECH, INC., Debtor. SHENGDATECH LIQUIDATING TRUST, Plaintiff, v. HANSEN, BARNETT & MAXWELL, P.C., et al., Defendants. Case No. 3:13-cv-00563-RCJ, Adv. No. 13-ap-05046-BTB, Bankr. No. 11-bk-52469-BTB. United States District…
Rank this Week: 10

DNT - O Direito e as novas…

DNT - O Direito e as novas tecnologias

Covers Brazilian IT law. In Portuguese. By Alexandre Atheniense.

http://www.dnt.adv.br
  • Sep 12

    Quer trabalhar conosco na área de Direito Digital ?

    Quer trabalhar conosco na área de Direito Digital ?
    Se você se identifica com a nossa área de atuação e tem interesse de trabalhar conosco, conheça nossa oferta de emprego para advogado júnior. Clique na imagem abaixo  
  • Oct 21

    Relatório Justiça em Números deve ser referência para o PJe

    Relatório Justiça em Números deve ser referência para o PJe
    Há nove anos, os presidentes dos tribunais superiores entregaram ao então ministro da Justiça Márcio Thomaz Bastos uma proposta de modernização do Judiciário, sugerindo uma série de…
  • Sep 26

    Yankees go home

    Yankees go home
     Artigo publicado no Editorial do Jornal valor Econômico em 26/09/2013   Yankees go home Por Heloisa Magalhães O “pito” de Dilma Rousseff nos americanos e a reação ao poder da…
Rank this Week: 11

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 12

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

Covers Indiana law, as well as interesting developments in law and government. By Marcia Oddi.

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 14

The Am Law Daily

The Am Law Daily

Covers legal business news, analysis and intelligence. From The American Lawyer.

http://amlawdaily.typepad.com/amlawdaily/
  • May 4

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home
    If you're looking for news about the business of law as practiced by the biggest, wealthiest law firms in the United States and the rest of the world, and stories about the lawyers who work at those firms, please visit the newly redesigned Am…
  • Apr 23

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal
    The British mobile phone service provider will acquire business telecommunications company Cable & Wireless Worldwide.
  • Apr 23

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal
    Nestle will acquire pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's infant nutrition business to expand its own global presence in the formula market. Mayer Brown, Skadden, Clifford Chance, and DLA Piper all have roles on the transaction.
Rank this Week: 13

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    Exchanges, Carriers and Ch-ch-change

    Exchanges, Carriers and Ch-ch-change
    Just because the Federal Exchange is a hot, hacktastic mess, there's no reason to think that those run by individual states are in such sorry shape.Right?Ummmm:"Maryland officials are planning a gradual rollout of the state's health insurance…
  • Sep 17

    Cavalcade of Risk #217 is up!‏

    Cavalcade of Risk #217 is up!‏
    Rebecca Shafer turns in another great roundup of risky posts, from Dopey Audacity to Your Mama's WC (Worker's Comp):Do check it out!Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Sep 17

    Champions? Are You Serious?

    Champions? Are You Serious?
    I happened to run across a webinar invite for assorted Obamacare helpers that included the term Champions for Healthcare.What the heck?So I asked Prof. Google and here is what I found.Millions of people signed up for health coverage in the…
Rank this Week: 17

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Sep 17

    20 Years of VAWA

    20 Years of VAWA
    Twenty years ago, on September 13, 1994, President Clinton signed into law a bill that included the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The Act afforded greater protections to victims, brought the issue out of the private sphere…
  • Sep 16

    Go On! Sept. 18 New York Symposium on Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities to feature distinguished speaker

    Go On! Sept. 18 New York Symposium on Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities to feature distinguished speaker
    New York Symposium on the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities This Thursday, the Raoul Wallenberg Legacy of Leadership Project, an initiative of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, will present a panel of…
  • Sep 16

    Go On! ASIL, NYLS to Host Panel on Need for a Disability Rights Tribunal in Asia/Pacific Sept. 29

    Go On! ASIL, NYLS to Host Panel on Need for a Disability Rights Tribunal in Asia/Pacific Sept. 29
    The American Society of International Law International Courts and Tribunals Interest Group and the Disability Rights Interest Group will be hosting a luncheon Panel Discussion on “The Need for a Disability Rights Tribunal in Asia and…
Rank this Week: 15

New Jersey Legal Update Podcast

New Jersey Legal Update Podcast

Podcast covering recent developments in New Jersey and Federal law. From Stark & Stark.

http://www.njlawblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Considerations When Retaining the Marital Home in Divorce

    Considerations When Retaining the Marital Home in Divorce
    Maria Imbalzano, Esq., Shareholder and Co-Chair of Stark & Stark's Divorce Group, authored the article "Considerations When Retaining the Marital Home in Divorce," which was published on September 10, 2014 in U.S.1.
  • Sep 12

    New Jersey Updates Alimony Law

    New Jersey Updates Alimony Law
    John Eory, Esq., Shareholder and Co-Chair of Stark & Stark's Divorce Group, was featured in the article "New Jersey Updates Alimony Laws," which was published on September 11, 2014 in The Washington Times.
  • Sep 12

    Governor Signs New Alimony Law

    Governor Signs New Alimony Law
    After a protracted test of wills between alimony reformers and traditionalists, a new alimony statute was signed into law by Governor Christie on September 10, 2014. The new law, which is immediately effective, will serve to meet the…
Rank this Week: 16

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Sep 17

    Census Bureau: U.S. Income Flat, Poverty Rate Fall

    Census Bureau: U.S. Income Flat, Poverty Rate Fall
    U.S. Census Bureau, Income and Poverty in the United States: 2013: Wall Street Journal, U.S. Incomes End 6-Year Decline, Just Barely; Poverty Rate Declines, But Signs of Sluggish Recovery Linger: Washington Post, Poverty Dropped But Household…
  • Sep 17

    A Red Letter Day at Pepperdine

    A Red Letter Day at Pepperdine
    As I have blogged before, one of my favorite things about Pepperdine is the opportunity to meet some of the interesting people drawn to this place. I had the privlege last night of hearing Tony Campolo deliver a public lecture, followed by a…
  • Sep 17

    NFL’s Tax Break Foes Face 4th and 20

    NFL’s Tax Break Foes Face 4th and 20
    Bloomberg: NFL’s Tax Break Foes Face 4th and 20 With Wind in Face, by Richard Rubin: If there were ever a politically opportune time for Congress to remove the National Football League’s tax exemption, it would seem to be now. A handful…
Rank this Week: 19

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Retained in another E. coli Death – It never gets easy

    Retained in another E. coli Death – It never gets easy
    I remember the names of every kid that died from shiga-toxin producing E. coli that I have had the honor to represent in the last 21 years.  I still think... Continue Reading
  • Sep 15

    Even Redacted NR’s Show Problems at Foster Farm’s Chicken Factorie

    Even Redacted NR’s Show Problems at Foster Farm’s Chicken Factorie
    Washington Post’s Kimberly Kindy reported last week that a New York-based consumer advocacy group posted more than 300 pages of USDA reports on their Web site Thursday that show widespread... Continue Reading
  • Sep 13

    A Busy Week for E. coli O157:H7 is a Tragic Week for Children

    A Busy Week for E. coli O157:H7 is a Tragic Week for Children
    It has been a very hard week in the Pacific Northwest as we have heard about two youngsters killed by E. coli O157:H7 and at least two others severely sickened... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 18

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Sep 15

    TSA Agents Demand to Pat Down Passenger AFTER His Flight

    TSA Agents Demand to Pat Down Passenger AFTER His Flight
    Via Amy Alkon, the stupidity of this speaks for itself. Kahler Nygard had “SSSS” on his boarding pass, which means he should have gotten extra groping from TSA in the security line BEFORE his flight. Someone decided he…
  • Sep 15

    Recreating Books and Records For a Tax Audit

    Recreating Books and Records For a Tax Audit
    You are being audited. These are some of the most dreaded words an individual or business will ever hear from a state or federal tax auditor. They invoke fear, panic, and sometimes anger. Most of all, they create a need for documentation.…
  • Sep 11

    “MLM Lawyer” Sued For Legal Malpractice

    “MLM Lawyer” Sued For Legal Malpractice
    This may be old news to some of you, but I’m finally getting around to writing about it. In June 2014, the receiver in the Zeek Rewards Ponzi scheme case sued the infamous MLM lawyer Kevin Grimes (and his law firm) for legal…
Rank this Week: 20

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, September 17, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, September 17, 2014: Harper suspended Commons committee reviews of Gascon’s Supreme Court appointment in June: House documents  Experiential…
  • Sep 16

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, September 16, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, September 16, 2014:Magnotta jury selection set to begin Tuesday Clients feel duped into hiring lawyers who are now suspended When Can An Employment Contract Be…
  • Sep 15

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, September 15, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, September 15, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, September 15, 2014:Elaborate Rules Means Justice System Is Expensive and Inaccessible Mike Duffy trial timing could be pre-election headache for…
Rank this Week: 21

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Sep 17

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Robinson v. Billings Clinic

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Robinson v. Billings Clinic
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – OTHER DA 14-0174, 2014 MT 252N, JACK L. ROBINSON, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. BILLINGS CLINIC; CBB COLLECTIONS; EXPERIAN INFORMATION SERVICES,…
  • Sep 17

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Matter of A.S.W.

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Matter of A.S.W.
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DEPENDENT NEGLECT DA 14-0144, 2014 MT 251N, IN THE MATTER OF: A.S.W., Youth in Need of Care.
  • Sep 17

    OPINION: Marks v. 71 Ranch

    OPINION: Marks v. 71 Ranch
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – WATER RIGHTS ADJUDICATION DA 13-0489, 2014 MT 250, DONALD C. MARKS, Objector and Appellant, v. 71 RANCH, LP, Claimant and Appellee.
Rank this Week: 25

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Sep 17

    DoJ inspector general finds wrongdoing (then nothing happens)

    DoJ inspector general finds wrongdoing (then nothing happens)
    FOIA findings: “Dozens of Justice Department officials, ranging from FBI special agents and prison wardens to high-level federal prosecutors, have escaped prosecution or firing in recent years despite findings of misconduct by the…
  • Sep 16

    “California environmental laws ‘worked’…”

    “California environmental laws ‘worked’…”
    Or so a California Court of Appeals “proudly announced …because it took only 20 years from a developer’s application to build a housing tract under existing zoning, to the court’s EIR [environmental impact review]…
  • Sep 16

    Liability roundup

    Liability roundup
    Florida judge strikes down state’s workers comp system [Insurance Journal, WorkersCompensation.com, David DePaolo, Bradenton Herald] State of Washington will pay $10 million to family on theory it should have closed highways earlier in…
Rank this Week: 24

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Affirmative Defenses Have No Role in Determining the Amount in Controversy

    Affirmative Defenses Have No Role in Determining the Amount in Controversy
    Smith v. Manhattan Club Timeshare Association, Inc., 2013 WL 1955882 (S.D.N.Y. May 10, 2013). In this action, a District Court in New York held that affirmative defenses asserted on the merits could not be used to cut down the amount in…
  • Sep 12

    Defendants Concrete Evidence Defeats Remand

    Defendants Concrete Evidence Defeats Remand
    Fielder v. Penn Station, Inc., 2013 WL 1869618 (N.D. Ohio May 3, 2013). In this case, the plaintiff made a purchase at Penn Station, Inc., a shop located in Rocky River,Ohiousing his credit card.  The defendant Heartland Payment Systems,…
  • Sep 11

    District Courts Have Authority to Stay Remand Orders in Order to Facilitate Appeal

    District Courts Have Authority to Stay Remand Orders in Order to Facilitate Appeal
    Raskas v. Johnson & Johnson, 2013 WL 1818133 (E.D. Mo. April 29, 2013). In this action, a District Court in Missouri held that it had authority to stay its own remand order.  The plaintiffs brought an action under the Missouri…
Rank this Week: 22

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

Covers bankruptcy, chapter 7, chapter 13, credit reports, foreclosures, and asset protection.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Jul 4

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?
    I practice in the Washington, DC area. Lots of my clients work for federal agencies and contractors who require security clearances as a condition of their employment. The first question they ask when them come to see me is whether a…
  • Jun 18

    Another Appeals Court Approves 2nd Mortgage Stripping in Chapter 20 Case

    Another Appeals Court Approves 2nd Mortgage Stripping in Chapter 20 Case
    The U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, ruled that in a chapter 13 case filed within four years of a previous chapter 7 case (a so-called “chapter 20″), the chapter 13 plan could strip a completely unsecured junior…
  • Jun 8

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”
    Good bankruptcy attorneys spend a lot of time talking with their clients. They give them an awful lot of information. Sometimes clients forget. One of the things clients sometimes forget is the requirement in the Bankruptcy Code…
Rank this Week: 23

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

Covers legal news. From the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Sep 17

    Bangladesh court commutes Jamaat leader's life sentence

    Bangladesh court commutes Jamaat leader's life sentence
    [JURIST] The Supreme Court of Bangladesh [official website] on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of top Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) [party website; Global Security backgrounder] Vice President Delwar Hossain Sayedee, sentencing him to life…
  • Sep 17

    UN rights office calls for review of Malaysia sedition law

    UN rights office calls for review of Malaysia sedition law
    [JURIST] The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) [official website] on Wednesday called on Malaysian authorities [statement] to cease arrests and prosecutions under the country's 1948 Sedition Act, a law that limits…
  • Sep 17

    Saudi Arabia clerics condemn terrorism

    Saudi Arabia clerics condemn terrorism
    [JURIST] Saudi Arabia's top clerical council on Wednesday issued a statement calling terrorism a "heinous crime" under Sharia and saying that clerics who issue religious edicts justifying terrorism should be tried in court. It also stated…
Rank this Week: 29

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    Petitions to watch | The “Long Conference” of September 29 (Part III)

    Petitions to watch | The “Long Conference” of September 29 (Part III)
    This is the third installment of “Petitions to watch” featuring cases up for consideration at the Court’s September 29 “Long Conference.”  Because the Court has not considered new petitions since the…
  • Sep 17

    Wednesday round-up

    Wednesday round-up
    Briefly: In The New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin discusses the “undue burden” standard for laws regulating abortion, which he characterizes as Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s “most important triumph during her long and…
  • Sep 16

    U.S. urges review of investment case

    U.S. urges review of investment case
    With the support of the Justice Department, two new cases on investment law are more likely to be reviewed by the Supreme Court:  one on the right of investors to sue for false stock registration statements, and one on the duty…
Rank this Week: 27

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Blogging resources, ideas and news for law firm bloggers. By Kevin O'Keefe.

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    9 steps for engaging your top 20 clients on Twitter

    9 steps for engaging your top 20 clients on Twitter
    Social media is an excellent way for you to nurture relationships with your largest clients. But if you are like 99% of lawyers, you don’t do it. Some of you have unfounded fears that engaging clients via social media could be…
  • Sep 16

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Big Data in the Workplace, Conference Networking, Times New Roman

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Big Data in the Workplace, Conference Networking, Times New Roman
    It’s no secret: going to conferences is really much more about the networking opportunities than attending session. But Lindsay Griffiths has a good tip on this—if you’re about networking, start doing it before the…
  • Sep 15

    Lawyers turn to social media and blogging for professional development

    Lawyers turn to social media and blogging for professional development
    I was on a phone call recently with a major publisher discussing social media programs for lawyers. She asked in addition to the business development aspects of social media if lawyers were using social media for professional development.…
Rank this Week: 26

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Sep 16

    FBI Says Biometric Database has Reached “Full Operational Capability”

    FBI Says Biometric Database has Reached “Full Operational Capability”
    “The FBI announced that the Next Generation Identification system, one of the largest biometric databases in the world, has reached “full operational capability.” In 2013, EPIC filed a Freedom of Information…
  • Sep 16

    The New Climate Economy Report 2014

    The New Climate Economy Report 2014
    Better Growth Better Economy - The New Climate Economy - The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate - The Synthesis Report “All over the world, people want to achieve better lives for themselves and for their…
  • Sep 16

    The Cost of Carbon – Interactive Database

    The Cost of Carbon – Interactive Database
    “This is a living documentation of the price we are all paying for carbon pollution. Find out how you are paying, add your cost, and share with those who can help to end climate denial and put a price on carbon.” “The Cost…
Rank this Week: 28

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Sep 17

    ASA Bans "Lookalike" Government Website

    ASA Bans "Lookalike" Government Website
    The UK's Advertising Standards Authority has banned several websites from operating after they deceived users into paying for government documents such as health cards, passports, and birth and death certificates. The websites, which used…
  • Sep 16

    Netflix and the European Market

    Netflix and the European Market
    From the Hollywood Reporter: a discussion of Netflix's European launch, and its importance for the company that specializes in streaming content.
  • Sep 16

    Re-Thinking IP Infringement

    Re-Thinking IP Infringement
    Irina D. Manta, Maurice A. Deane School of Law, and Robert E. Wagner, CUNY Baruch College Zicklin School of Business, Department of Law, are publishing Intellectual Property Infringement as Vandalism in the Stanford Technology Law Review.…
Rank this Week: 30

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 17

    Why Pro Bono?

    Why Pro Bono?
    Last week I had the opportunity to speak with law students at Robson Hall as part of the Pro Bono Students Canada (“PBSC”) launch event. I had been asked to give a speech on my own pro bono and access to justice work with a…
  • Sep 17

    Will a Smartwatch Be on Your Wrist? 10 Things to Ponder.

    Will a Smartwatch Be on Your Wrist? 10 Things to Ponder.
    As expected, Apple introduced its Apple Watch (not iWatch) last week with great fanfare. It is actually not a single watch, but a series of watches in 2 sizes and 3 models with various types of bands. It will be available “early…
  • Sep 17

    Independence and Self-Regulation: I’m OK but I’m Not So Sure About You!

    Independence and Self-Regulation: I’m OK but I’m Not So Sure About You!
    It is entirely human to fail to appreciate when one’s judgment is affected by a conflicting personal interest or duty. Our conflicts rules reflect this problem. Where there is a substantial risk of impairment of representation, clients…
Rank this Week: 32

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 33

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Sep 9

    Business as Usual During Alteration

    Business as Usual During Alteration
    In order to debug some very odd behavior under the hood, I’ll be doing odd things to the site theme in the next day or two. While it may temporarily change the looks, it shouldn’t change the content.
  • Sep 8

    The Rumors Were True

    The Rumors Were True
    Donna Shalala will ‘step down’ as U.Miami President at the end of the school year. It is with gratitude and affection for the University that I share with you my decision to step down at the end of the 2014-2015 … Continue…
  • Sep 4

    Gripe (Small)

    Gripe (Small)
    WordPress released a new version of its TwentyTen theme.  Would it kill them to include a changelog?
Rank this Week: 31

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

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

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Sep 16

    It’s time for the US to stop fueling the conflict in Israel and Gaza

    It’s time for the US to stop fueling the conflict in Israel and Gaza
    As the UN General Assembly begins its meeting today in New York City, Amnesty International is delivering 187,563 signatures to the White House in a global call to cut off weapons that fuel abuses in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian…
  • Sep 15

    African healthcare laid bare by Ebola epidemic

    African healthcare laid bare by Ebola epidemic
    Today, the outbreak of Ebola has meant that Sierra Leone’s struggling healthcare system, and others in neighboring African countries – particularly Liberia and Guinea – have been completely overwhelmed. The Ebola outbreak…
  • Sep 11

    Jon Stewart’s New Film Rosewater and Ongoing Persecution of Journalists in Iran

    Jon Stewart’s New Film Rosewater and Ongoing Persecution of Journalists in Iran
    When CBS’ 60 Minutes aired its 8 Days in Tehran program in May 2014, featuring seemingly unfettered access to Iranian officials and frank interviews with ordinary citizens, observers may have been justified in assuming that a new day…
Rank this Week: 34

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

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

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Sep 4

    Lankacorps Fellows 2014 presentation

    Lankacorps Fellows 2014 presentation
    A presentation made at The Asia Foundation in Colombo to the 2014 cohort of the Foundation’s Lankacorps Fellows. Filed under: ICTs in general
  • Sep 4

    Lankacorps Fellows 2014 presentation

    Lankacorps Fellows 2014 presentation
    A presentation made at The Asia Foundation in Colombo to the 2014 cohort of the Foundation’s Lankacorps Fellows. Filed under: ICTs in general
  • Aug 29

    Video of keynote: New media, peacebuilding and conflict transformation

    Video of keynote: New media, peacebuilding and conflict transformation
    I was invited to present a keynote address at the International Conference on “Communication, Conflicts and Peace Processes: Landscape of Knowledge from Asia and the Deep South of Thailand”, from 21 – 22 August in Pattani,…
Rank this Week: 35

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    Stephan: Foreign Court Judgments and the United States Legal System

    Stephan: Foreign Court Judgments and the United States Legal System
    Paul B. Stephan (Univ. of Virginia - Law) has published Foreign Court Judgments and the United States Legal System (Brill | Nijhoff 2014). Contents include:Paul B. Stephan, IntroductionGeorge Rutherglen & James Y. Stern, Sovereignty,…
  • Sep 17

    New Issue: International Affair

    New Issue: International Affair
    The latest issue of International Affairs (Vol. 90, no. 5, September 2014) is out. Contents include:Geraint Hughes, Skyjackers, jackals and soldiers: British planning for international terrorist incidents during the 1970sMichelle Bentley,…
  • Sep 17

    Lenzerini & Vrdoljak: International Law for Common Good

    Lenzerini & Vrdoljak: International Law for Common Good
    Federico Lenzerini (Università degli Studi di Siena - Law) & Ana Filipa Vrdoljak (Univ. of Technology, Sydney - Law) have published International Law for Common Goods: Normative Perspectives on Human Rights, Culture and Nature…
Rank this Week: 37

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    Senate committee told to better regulate sale of criminal record

    Senate committee told to better regulate sale of criminal record
    Sarah Pahl, a policy attorney at the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, testified yesterday to the Senate State Affairs Committee on the subject of "the widespread storage and sale of criminal records information." See her written testimony…
  • Sep 16

    Corrections Committee Chair Tan Parker questions jail time for low-level pot possession

    Corrections Committee Chair Tan Parker questions jail time for low-level pot possession
    Here's an incredibly positive sign for drug sentencing reform from Texas House Corrections Committee Chairman Tan Parker, as reported by the Dallas Morning News' Rodger Jones on their Opinion Blog (Sept. 16):in an interview with the editorial…
  • Sep 16

    Ugly allegations of abuse, inmate hazing at Bartlett State Jail

    Ugly allegations of abuse, inmate hazing at Bartlett State Jail
    Holy God! I hardly know what to make of this! From the San Antonio Express-News ("Lawsuit: Texas prison okays odd sex assault," Sept. 26):A lawsuit filed against the Corrections Corporation of America in Austin alleges the private prison…
Rank this Week: 39

Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Sep 17

    Middle-School Dropout Codes Clever Chat Program That Foils NSA Spying

    Middle-School Dropout Codes Clever Chat Program That Foils NSA Spying
    The best hope of shielding your metadata from the NSA was invented by a middle-school dropout in his spare time. The post Middle-School Dropout Codes Clever Chat Program That Foils NSA Spying appeared first on WIRED.
  • Sep 15

    Three Things Apple Can Do to Fix iCloud’s Awful Security

    Three Things Apple Can Do to Fix iCloud’s Awful Security
    Apple’s reality distortion field makes for epic product launches. But it doesn’t keep sext-snatching hackers out of your iCloud account. As the glow of Apple’s new iPhones and watch announcements fades, the company has yet…
  • Sep 11

    Feds Threatened to Fine Yahoo $250K Daily for Not Complying With PRISM

    Feds Threatened to Fine Yahoo $250K Daily for Not Complying With PRISM
    A secret and scrappy court battle that Yahoo launched to resist the NSA’s PRISM spy program came to an end in 2008 because the Feds threatened the internet giant with a massive $250,000 a day fine if it didn’t comply. The detail…
Rank this Week: 41

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Covers federal criminal law topics such as identity theft, capital punishment, drug enforcement, environmental crimes, immigration, and military law. By Tom Withers.

http://www.federalcriminaldefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 36

All Roads Lead To China

All Roads Lead To China

Features news analysis, advice and insights on doing business in China.

http://www.allroadsleadtochina.com
  • Jun 29

    Foxconn Moving Direct to Consumer

    Foxconn Moving Direct to Consumer
    I remember having conversations years ago about what Foxconn would do going forward, and whether or not they would be happy as the manufacturer to brands.   The WSJ article, Amid Margin Squeeze, Foxconn Designs Its Own Fate, puts…
  • Jun 9

    Bites of China. Finally a Show Worth Watching!

    Bites of China. Finally a Show Worth Watching!
    A couple of weeks back, while riding the G train back from Nanjing, something caught my eye.  An advertisement by CCTV for what I believe could be one of the best produced shows China has put together.  At first, I had no idea what…
  • Feb 4

    What Do China’s Millennials Want ?

    What Do China’s Millennials Want ?
    For a number of years, I had it pretty good.  I had a number of teams that were under me, were stable, and were producing.  It was at a time when a lot of questions were being asked about the post 80s generation in China, but for…
Rank this Week: 40

The Word On Employment Law

The Word On Employment Law

Covers legal issues affecting the workplace. By Dave Whitlock, Chris Parker and Jimmy Daniel.

http://www.wordonemploymentlaw.com
  • Jun 7

    Retaliation Claims Increase

    Retaliation Claims Increase
    Recent trends reveal that employment retaliation claims are on the rise.  Further, courts are taking a hard line on offending employers accused of retaliation in employment.  A review of United States Supreme Court decisions in retaliation…
  • May 19

    Nuclear Fallout

    Nuclear Fallout
    But not in Japan.  Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dominique Strauss-Kahn are making headlines they probably wish they had never made.  While I’m not a man and can, therefore, only surmise that the root of the problem somehow goes back to The…
  • May 17

    There’s An App for That

    There’s An App for That
    And it’s exhibit one to the wage and hour lawsuit that has just been filed against your company.  The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the release of its first smartphone app – a timesheet that allows employees to keep track of…
Rank this Week: 38

Althouse

Althouse

Covers the law and news. From University of Wisconsin Law Professor Ann Althouse.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 46

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    CAFC discusses laches and equitable estoppel in SCA Hygiene

    CAFC discusses laches and equitable estoppel in SCA Hygiene
    The outcome of SCA Hygiene vs. First Baby ProductsAccordingly, we affirm the district court’s grant of summary judgmentas to laches, reverse its grant of summary judgmentas to equitable estoppel, and remandfor further proceedings…
  • Sep 17

    Congressman Frank Wolf asks US attorney to look into possible fraud at the US Patent Office

    Congressman Frank Wolf asks US attorney to look into possible fraud at the US Patent Office
    In a post GOP congressman seeks criminal prosecution of patent office cheating , Lisa Rein wrote“There must be a zero-tolerance policy for fraud and abuse,” Wolf wrote Monday (Sept. 15, 2014) to U.S. Attorney Dana Boente, the…
  • Sep 17

    Fallout from CAFC decision in Apple/VirnetX case

    Fallout from CAFC decision in Apple/VirnetX case
    In VirnetX to Vringo’s Lost Millions Show Patent Peril , Susan Decker noted that other patent licensing companies were impacted by the Virnetx/Apple CAFC decision of Sept. 16, 2014:Other public companies that rely on patent licensing…
Rank this Week: 44

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 48

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Sep 12

    The Official Launch of the Andover Institute October 17th

    The Official Launch of the Andover Institute October 17th
    Originally posted on Andover Institute:Andover Institute Launch: A Hub for Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning Please join us to celebrate the official launch of the Andover Institute on Friday, October 17, 2014. The program…
  • Aug 29

    Join Us! Scholar in Connected Learning

    Join Us! Scholar in Connected Learning
    Originally posted on Andover Institute:As we continue to advance our Connected Learning efforts, we are seeking to hire an experienced math instructor who will support the development of online modules and work with us to explore…
  • Jul 2

    Recent Books: on Adolescence, Technology, Sexuality, and More

    Recent Books: on Adolescence, Technology, Sexuality, and More
    A few times per year, I have been sharing a “Head of School’s bookshelf” with community members at Phillips Academy.  It comes this time in two parts: 1) six books that are among those I’ve read in the past few…
Rank this Week: 42