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Practical Academic

Practical Academic

Covers the developments in arbitration and contract law in India and elsewhere.

http://www.practicalacademic.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 15

    Settlement of Insurance Claim and the Discharge of Insurance Contract

    Settlement of Insurance Claim and the Discharge of Insurance Contract
    Recently, a two judge Bench of the Supreme Court of India had the occasion in New India Assurance Co. Ltd. v. Genus Power Infrastructure (04.12.2014) to discuss the law on discharge of an insurance contract.Facts: Genus Power…
  • Dec 11

    Indian Journal of Arbitration Law: Call for Paper

    Indian Journal of Arbitration Law: Call for Paper
    The Call for Papers of the Indian Journal of Arbitration Law is below:Call for PapersThe Indian Journal of Arbitration Law is a biannual, student reviewed Journal by the Centre for Advanced Research and Training in Arbitration Law of National…
  • Nov 24

    Amendments to the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 Soon?

    Amendments to the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 Soon?
    News reports (here and here) suggest that a Bill containing amendments to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 would be introduced in the month-long Winter Session of the Parliament. Recently, the Law Commission of India suggested…
Rank this Week: 658

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

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

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 725

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Dec 15

    Supreme Court Declines to Review Decision Blocking Arizona Medication Abortion Restriction

    Supreme Court Declines to Review Decision Blocking Arizona Medication Abortion Restriction
    The New York Times: Justices Let Abortion Decision Stand, by Adam Liptak: The Supreme Court on Monday let stand a decision temporarily blocking an Arizona law that limits the availability of medicinal, nonsurgical abortions. As is its custom…
  • Dec 8

    Religious Non-Profits Challenge Exemption to Affordable Care Act's Contraception Rule

    Religious Non-Profits Challenge Exemption to Affordable Care Act's Contraception Rule
    The Salt Lake Tribune/AP: Religious nonprofits challenge birth-control coverage in health law. by Kristen Wyatt: Faith-based nonprofit organizations that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans are in federal court…
  • Dec 8

    South Korean Health Ministry Recalls Sexist Ad Promoting Contraception

    South Korean Health Ministry Recalls Sexist Ad Promoting Contraception
    BBC: South Korea: Contraception poster prompts outcry: South Korea's government is under fire for a poster promoting contraception use which has been criticised by both men and women, it's reported. The Ministry of Health and Welfare poster…
Rank this Week: 132

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm…

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm Blog

Covers immigration law.

http://www.sarmientoimmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 517

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 15

    Diagnosing what ails u

    Diagnosing what ails u
    I suspect states of denial, wishful thinking, and self-deception are ubiquitous in our society; combine that with chronic cognitive myopia, an addiction to short-term hedonic gratification, and dispositional tendencies toward such…
  • Dec 1

    Advaita Vedānta and bhakti spiritual praxi

    Advaita Vedānta and bhakti spiritual praxi
    Owing to the good graces of Elisa Freschi, I have a short guest post up at the Indian philosophy blog on the role of bhakti spiritual praxis in the Advaita Vedānta tradition. If you’re not familiar with Advaita Vedānta (an…
  • Nov 16

    From behavior to belief...or the possible virtues of novel political participation

    From behavior to belief...or the possible virtues of novel political participation
    Analogous to the Pascalian prescription for acting as if one believes and has faith (‘Follow the way by which they began; by acting as if they believed, taking the holy water, having masses said, etc. Even this will naturally make…
Rank this Week: 491

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 15

    Disqualification of Directors: A Dichotomy in the Companies Act, 2013

    Disqualification of Directors: A Dichotomy in the Companies Act, 2013
    [The following post is contributed by Nivedita Shankar, who is a Senior Associate at Vinod Kothari & Company. She can be contacted at nivedita@vinodkothari.com]In case a director were to incur disqualification under section 164(2) of the…
  • Dec 9

    Winding-up Petitions and Arbitration Clause

    Winding-up Petitions and Arbitration Clause
    The relationship between the statutory remedies provided by the Companies Act and the Arbitration Act has proven to be controversial in recent times. The difficulty arises usually because the basis on which the statutory remedy is invoked (eg…
  • Dec 5

    Flexibility for Investments by Trust

    Flexibility for Investments by Trust
    Trusts in India are governed by a colonial-era legislation, the Indian Trusts Act, 1882. This legislation severely restricts the investments that trustees may make out of trust funds. Section 20 of the Trusts Act provides a list of…
Rank this Week: 144

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
  • Dec 15

    “Transaction Security Apparatus” Held Not Patent-Eligible

    “Transaction Security Apparatus” Held Not Patent-Eligible
    Patent claims directed to securing banking transactions carried out over the Internet were held patent-ineligible in Joao Bock Transaction Sys. v. Jack Henry & Assocs., Civ. No. 12-1138-SLR (D. Del. Dec. 15, 2014).  Finding that the…
  • Dec 6

    Internet Business Method Claims Are and Are Not Patent-Eligible, Says Federal Circuit

    Internet Business Method Claims Are and Are Not Patent-Eligible, Says Federal Circuit
    A Federal Circuit panel has found that patent claims directed to managing the look and feel of e-commerce web pages are patent-eligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101. DDR Holdings, LLC v. Hotels.com, L.P., No. 2013-1505 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 5, 2014).…
  • Nov 9

    Webinar: How to Practice Patent Law After Alice

    Webinar: How to Practice Patent Law After Alice
    Presented by the IP Legal Network, this free webinar on December 9, 2014, at 1 pm EST, will provide practical advice for navigating the tumult that has followed the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank.  Many…
Rank this Week: 750

My Panama Lawyer

My Panama Lawyer

Discusses issues of interest to foreigners relocating to or investing in Panama.

http://mypanamalawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 15

    деоффшоризации

    деоффшоризации
    Практические примеры наиболее…
  • Dec 1

    U.S. Chamber points out problems with FATCA website

    U.S. Chamber points out problems with FATCA website
    The Next Obamacare? FATCA Roll Out FloundersThursday, January 9, 2014 - 8:45am — Written by David KinkadeWebsite Woes Raise ConcernsThe Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which is responsible for the law’s implementation and…
  • Nov 17

    The 'who's who' of European tax haven

    The 'who's who' of European tax haven
    Will Germany, UK and Netherlands end up in the OECD "black list" of terrible "tax havens"?Forget about the Bahamas, Panama, Cayman Islands, or Fiji. If you want to avoid paying taxes and have no problem with dicey business practices, Europe…
Rank this Week: 422

Federalist Society Multimedia…

Federalist Society Multimedia Archive

Audio of recent events, speeches and conferences of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.

http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/page/multimedia-from-past-federalist-society-events-2014
  • Dec 15

    The Criminalization of Politics 12-11-2014

    The Criminalization of Politics 12-11-2014
    Criminal Law & Procedure Practice GroupWhat actions are political and what actions are criminal? Where should prosecutors and courts draw the lines? How should we decide what actions should be evaluated at the ballot box and what actions…
  • Dec 4

    Keynote Address by Richard Epstein 12-2-2014

    Keynote Address by Richard Epstein 12-2-2014
    Patents and Innovation: Addressing Current IssuesProf. Richard Epstein delivered the Keynote Address during a conference titled "Patents and Innovation: Addressing Current Issues". The conference was held on Tuesday, December 2,…
  • Dec 4

    Balancing Patent Rights and Litigation Abuses 12-2-2014

    Balancing Patent Rights and Litigation Abuses 12-2-2014
    Patents and Innovation: Addressing Current IssuesPolicy makers on Capitol Hill are poised to press forward with legislation thatpurports to address what some believe is a litigation crisis, driven by so-called non-practicing entities.…
Rank this Week: 570

Total Injury Blog

Total Injury Blog

Covers car accident cases, and personal injury cases in the news. By Kevin W. Chern.

http://www.totalinjury.com/blog
  • Dec 15

    Senate Hearing Investigates Sexual Assault Statistic

    Senate Hearing Investigates Sexual Assault Statistic
    A Senate Judiciary subcommittee is investigating why just a fraction of campus sexual assault victims report attacks to local police departments. Last Tuesday’s hearing focused on the Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA), which…
  • Dec 9

    Honda, Mazda to Increase Recall of Autos with Takata Air Bag

    Honda, Mazda to Increase Recall of Autos with Takata Air Bag
    Honda Motor will expand its recall of automobiles containing Takata air bags both stateside and in Japan. Honda spokesperson Jeffrey Smith confirmed on Friday plans to recall 3.2 million automobiles in the United States—on Monday that…
  • Dec 2

    High School Football Head Injury Lawsuit Filed

    High School Football Head Injury Lawsuit Filed
    A former high-school quarterback has sued the Illinois High School Association, claiming the organization did not do enough to safeguard him from concussions when he played—and that they aren’t protecting current players now.…
Rank this Week: 159

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Dec 15

    Happy Holidays!

    Happy Holidays!
    Dear Readers, Friends, Colleagues and Clients, With an exciting end to the year and more immigration excitement stored for us in 2015, we would like to wish you all a very happy holiday season and new year. Thank you for your continued…
  • Dec 9

    January 2015 Visa Bulletin Commentary

    January 2015 Visa Bulletin Commentary
    The January 2015 Visa Bulletin was released today. Here is what my readers are looking for: For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category advances 25 days to priority date at 15 April 2013, F2B…
  • Dec 9

    January 2015 Visa Bulletin Commentary

    January 2015 Visa Bulletin Commentary
    The January 2015 Visa Bulletin was released today. Here is what my readers are looking for: For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category advances 25 days to priority date at 15 April 2013, F2B…
Rank this Week: 498

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer…

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains The Law

By Matt Keenan.

http://www.skokiecriminallawyer.com/
  • Dec 15

    STAYING PAST YOUR WELCOME: HOW RETAIL THEFT BECOMES BURGLARY IN ILLINOIS

    STAYING PAST YOUR WELCOME: HOW RETAIL THEFT BECOMES BURGLARY IN ILLINOIS
    In Illinois, you can be charged with burglary if you 1) enter or remain in a building without authority 2) with intent to commit a felony or theft. Under recent Illinois case law, you can lose the authority to enter or remain in a building…
  • Nov 14

    NEW ILLINOIS LAW PENALIZES KRATOM USE BY MINORS

    NEW ILLINOIS LAW PENALIZES KRATOM USE BY MINORS
    As of January 1, 2015, children under age 18 may not sell or possess any product containing the herbal drug Kratom. Kratom is derived from the Mitragyna speciosa, a tree native to Thailand. Its effects are similar to morphine or opium. The…
  • Oct 27

    THE POLICE ARE AT MY DOOR: KNOCK AND TALK DOCTRINE IN ILLINOIS

    THE POLICE ARE AT MY DOOR: KNOCK AND TALK DOCTRINE IN ILLINOIS
    When you answered the doorbell, you were surprised to see the police. The officer said he had a few questions and wanted to know if he could come in. The officer did not have a search warrant. Do you have a right to refuse? Generally, the…
Rank this Week: 854

Antitrust and Competition…

Antitrust and Competition Newsletter

By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/antitrust/
Rank this Week: 807

The Law Offices of Robert J.…

The Law Offices of Robert J. Nahoum, P.C.

Covers debt collection and consumer law.

http://nahoumlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 15

    “Bad Paper” is a Decent Start

    “Bad Paper” is a Decent Start
    By: Robert J. Nahoum A new book entitled “Bad Paper” by journalist and author Jake Halpern has introduced his readers to the seedy and often criminal side of the debt collection industry.  Through accounts of ex-con debt…
  • Sep 29

    Can a Debt Collector Restrain My Entire Bank Account? What Assets Are Exempt from a Bank Restraint?

    Can a Debt Collector Restrain My Entire Bank Account? What Assets Are Exempt from a Bank Restraint?
    By Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You have just been notified by your bank that your account has been frozen by a debt collector who was awarded a judgment against you in a lawsuit on an old debt.  You just got paid and you need that…
  • Sep 24

    What’s The Difference Between A Loan Servicer And A Debt Collector?

    What’s The Difference Between A Loan Servicer And A Debt Collector?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum Federal debt collection laws known as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA for short) regulates the collection of consumer debts by third party debt collectors.  The FDCPA precludes debt collectors from…
Rank this Week: 236

Maryland Accident Law Blog

Maryland Accident Law Blog

Covers national and Maryland state tort and workers compensation legislation. Also focuses on boating, car, motorcycle, pedestrian and truck accidents, as well as medical malpractice and wrongful death. By Lebowitz & Mzhen.

http://www.marylandaccidentlawblog.com/
  • Dec 15

    U2 Singer, Bono, Involved in Serious New York Bicycle Accident

    U2 Singer, Bono, Involved in Serious New York Bicycle Accident
    Earlier last month, a lead singer for the legendary pop band U2 was involved in a serious accident while riding his bicycle in Central Park in New York City. According to one report by Rolling Stone Magazine, the singer had to undergo a…
  • Dec 8

    Family of Slain Boy Files Wrongful Death Action Against Police

    Family of Slain Boy Files Wrongful Death Action Against Police
    Earlier this week in Cleveland, Ohio, the family of a 12-year-old boy who was killed by police filed a lawsuit against the Department and the City, claiming that the officers’ negligent actions led to the death of their loved one.…
  • Dec 1

    Change of Venue Ordered in Medical Malpractice Case; Impartial Jury Concerns Cited

    Change of Venue Ordered in Medical Malpractice Case; Impartial Jury Concerns Cited
    Earlier this year, we posted about a Maryland physician who was accused of molesting one of his patients. In a recent development in that case, the presiding judge determined that the case should be moved out of Allegany County—where it…
Rank this Week: 461

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Dec 15

    RB 214: CopyrightXXX

    RB 214: CopyrightXXX
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Not long ago, illegally downloading a movie could land you in court facing millions of dollars in fines and jailtime. But Hollywood has begun to weather the storm by offering alternatives to piracy…
  • Dec 10

    Jessica Silbey on The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators and Everyday Intellectual Property [AUDIO]

    Jessica Silbey on The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators and Everyday Intellectual Property [AUDIO]
    Why do people create and innovate? And how does intellectual property law encourage, or discourage, the process? In this talk Jessica Silbey — Professor at Suffolk University Law School — discusses her recent book The Eureka Myth:…
  • Dec 10

    Jessica Silbey on The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators and Everyday Intellectual Property

    Jessica Silbey on The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators and Everyday Intellectual Property
    Why do people create and innovate? And how does intellectual property law encourage, or discourage, the process? In this talk Jessica Silbey — Professor at Suffolk University Law School — discusses her recent book The Eureka Myth:…
Rank this Week: 365

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Dec 15

    Police can use evidence seized during mistaken traffic stops, Supreme Court rule

    Police can use evidence seized during mistaken traffic stops, Supreme Court rule
    WASHINGTON — Police can use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers initially pulled a car over based on a misunderstanding of the law, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. The 8-1 decision written by Chief…
  • Dec 15

    Supreme Court blocks Arizona push to limit abortion drug

    Supreme Court blocks Arizona push to limit abortion drug
    Arizona’s attempt to regulate where women can be treated with medication that induces abortion has been struck down by the Supreme Court. Photo by Ute Grabowsky/Photothek via Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is refusing…
  • Dec 9

    Elite circle of lawyers finds repeat success getting cases to the Supreme Court

    Elite circle of lawyers finds repeat success getting cases to the Supreme Court
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSClosing the book on Amazon and Hachette feud Must employers make special considerations for pregnant workers? ‘Breaking In’ explores Sotomayor’s Supreme Court disruptions and…
Rank this Week: 956

The Florida Legal Blog

The Florida Legal Blog

Focuses Florida appellate and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals decisions. By Jeffrey Kuntz.

http://www.floridalegalblog.org/
  • Dec 15

    Supreme Court: Notice of Removal Requires Only A Short and Plain Statement Regarding the Basis for Jurisdiction

    Supreme Court: Notice of Removal Requires Only A Short and Plain Statement Regarding the Basis for Jurisdiction
    In Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co. v. Owens, a divided United States Supreme Court answered one question regarding the evidence needed to sustain a removal to federal court. The question was stated by the Court as follows:To assert the…
  • Nov 26

    Fourth District Sanctions Counsel For Failing To Confess Error on Appeal

    Fourth District Sanctions Counsel For Failing To Confess Error on Appeal
    In Lieberman v. Lieberman (4D14-509), the Fourth District again explained what should be obvious: you have an obligation to concede error if controlling caselaw requires a reversal. In this case that did not happen. The court first discussed…
  • Nov 19

    Certiorari Requires Irreparable Harm

    Certiorari Requires Irreparable Harm
    In Stockinger, et al v. Zeilberger, et al (3D14-550), the Third District dismissed a petition for writ of certiorari for lack of jurisdiction. The court stated explained the requirements for certiorari jurisdiction as follows:To invoke this…
Rank this Week: 706

A Child is Missing

A Child is Missing

Reports on federal Hague Convention child abduction cases By Joel R. Brandes.

http://joelbrandes.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 592

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

Covers misconduct by brokerage firms or financial advisors. By Hermann, Cahn & Schneider, LLP.

http://www.stockmarketloss.com/news/
  • Dec 15

    FINRA Members Denounce Unfair Aspects of Administrative Proceeding

    FINRA Members Denounce Unfair Aspects of Administrative Proceeding
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss The Financial Industry Regulatory Association (FINRA), a self-regulatory organization created and funded by the brokerage industry, wields powers ceded to it by its benevolent overseer,…
  • Sep 26

    Not Quite Investments: Binary Options Are Purely A Gamble

    Not Quite Investments: Binary Options Are Purely A Gamble
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss The Ohio Division of Securities recently initiated an administrative action against an online binary options platform operating from the United Kingdom. The Division alleges that Vault…
  • Jul 28

    VARIABLE LIFE INSURANCE ALERT!

    VARIABLE LIFE INSURANCE ALERT!
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss The lawyers of stockmarketloss.com, a practice group of Cleveland, OH law firm Hermann, Cahn & Schneider LLC, are receiving a growing number of inquiries from victims of variable…
Rank this Week: 861

New Mexico Injury Attorney Blog

New Mexico Injury Attorney Blog

Covers auto accidents and damages. By Collins & Collins, P.C.

http://www.collinsattorneys.com/injuryblawg/
  • Dec 15

    Trucking Accidents Met with Denial of Responsibility

    Trucking Accidents Met with Denial of Responsibility
      The latest study on large truck accidents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicated an increase in the number of injuries and wrongful deaths from 2011 to 2012. The May 2014 report found that…
  • Dec 5

    Only Financial Penalties for Negligent Medical Providers Improve Patient Safety

    Only Financial Penalties for Negligent Medical Providers Improve Patient Safety
    Recent headlines indicate that fewer Americans are dying from hospital errors.  The headline from U.S. Today read “50,000 Fewer Deaths Caused by Hospitals.”  That’s good news for patients. However, it is not near…
  • Nov 11

    Honoring Veterans – Start with the VA Hospital!

    Honoring Veterans – Start with the VA Hospital!
    Veterans Day is about honoring veterans.  All throughout the year, politicians of every stripe make claims to their unflinching support of veterans.  The chorus grows loudest on Veterans Day. The reality is that veterans are largely…
Rank this Week: 910

USA Recht

USA Recht

Covers US law from a German perspective. By Nietzer & Häusler.

http://www.usa-recht.de
  • Dec 15

    Hiring and Promotion in Compliance – Wait for Great

    Hiring and Promotion in Compliance – Wait for Great
    The role of Human Resources (HR) in anti-corruption programs, based upon the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) or UK Bribery Act, is often underestimated. I come from a HR background and practiced labor law early in my career so I ……
  • Nov 26

    Doing Business in India – Corruption Risks and Response

    Doing Business in India – Corruption Risks and Response
    Recently the US law firm of Foley and Lardner LLP and MZM Legal, Advocates & Legal Consultants in India jointly released a white paper, entitled “Anti-Bribery and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance Guide for U.S. Companies…
  • Nov 7

    An Election Night Wave for Legal Reform in the United State

    An Election Night Wave for Legal Reform in the United State
    Lesenswert! Friday, November 7, 2014. By Lisa A. Rickard President, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform According to a nationwide poll of voters conducted by Public Opinion Strategies for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform,…
Rank this Week: 589

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

Covers cruise ship passenger and crew member injuries, boating injuries, yachting injuries and commercial fishermen claims. By Brais, Brais & Rusak.

http://www.maritimelawblog.net/
  • Dec 15

    What to Do When You have a Cruise Ship Slip and Fall Accident

    What to Do When You have a Cruise Ship Slip and Fall Accident
    Cruise ship slip and fall injuries occur with regularity. These accidents occur so often that cruise lines have investigation procedures in place designed to gather evidence and information in a way to help them should they be sued. The…
  • Dec 12

    Oceania Cruise Ship Claims Three Live

    Oceania Cruise Ship Claims Three Live
    An engine room fire aboard the Insignia--a cruise ship belonging to Norwegian Cruise Lines' subsidiary, Oceania Cruises--claimed three lives yesterday morning. A total of five individuals were caught in the blaze, specifically, three…
  • Nov 30

    Rescue Mission Ends for Missing Princess Cruise Passenger

    Rescue Mission Ends for Missing Princess Cruise Passenger
    Austrian authorities call off a search for an elderly man who fell off and went missing from the Princess cruise ship Sun Princess. CCTV footage retained by the cruise line shows an 84-year-old passenger falling of the liner into the water…
Rank this Week: 717

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Features news, commentary and thoughts on the law of the securities markets. By Mark Astarita.

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 15

    Fallout from Landmark Insider Trading Decision Begin

    Fallout from Landmark Insider Trading Decision Begin
    A ruling that tossed out the insider trading convictions of two hedge fund managers may have opened the door for others charged with wrongful trading to get their cases or pleas dismissed.US District Court Judge, Andrew L. Carter Jr.,…
  • Dec 12

    Efforts Continue to "BankofAmericanize" Merrill Brokers - No Compensation for "Small" Account

    Efforts Continue to "BankofAmericanize" Merrill Brokers - No Compensation for "Small" Account
    I am not quite sure when a $250,000 account became a small account, but Merrill Lynch told its brokers on Wednesday that it is eliminating pay for servicing clients with less than $250,000Now, if you are a client at Merrill, with an account…
  • Dec 11

    Fraudulent Apple Trades Cost Morgan Stanley $4 Million in Fine

    Fraudulent Apple Trades Cost Morgan Stanley $4 Million in Fine
    Morgan Stanley will pay $4 million to settle charges that it failed to stop a rogue Rochdale Securities LLC trader from fraudulently buying $525 million in Apple stock in 2012.For more information, go to Morgan Stanley Fined $4 Million for…
Rank this Week: 363

Karel's Legal Blog

Karel's Legal Blog

Covers law in the Netherlands Antilles. By Karel Frielink.

http://www.curacao-law.com
  • Dec 15

    BZSE ATTORNEYS AT LAW CURACAO

    BZSE ATTORNEYS AT LAW CURACAO
    Counting down to 1 January 2015 As of its incorporation, BZSE Attorneys at Law and Tax Advisers (St. Maarten) has been active throughout the Dutch Caribbean: Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba. Quality,…
  • Nov 2

    KAREL FRIELINK WILL JOIN FORCES WITH BZSE ATTORNEYS AT LAW

    KAREL FRIELINK WILL JOIN FORCES WITH BZSE ATTORNEYS AT LAW
    BZSE Curaçao office will be opened January 1, 2015 Well-seasoned corporate and finance attorney Karel Frielink is joining BZSE Attorneys at Law and Tax Lawyers of St. Maarten and will set up and manage a Curaçao office of the…
  • Nov 2

    KAREL FRIELINK SLUIT ZICH AAN BIJ BZSE ADVOCATEN EN BELASTINGADVISEURS

    KAREL FRIELINK SLUIT ZICH AAN BIJ BZSE ADVOCATEN EN BELASTINGADVISEURS
    BZSE Curaçao opent binnenkort haar deuren Advocaat Karel Frielink treedt toe tot het team van BZSE Advocaten en Belastingadviseurs dat is gevestigd te Sint Maarten. Frielink zet een vestiging van BZSE in Curaçao op en wordt daar…
Rank this Week: 604

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

Covers topics related to civil litigation. By Maxwell S. Kennerly.

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Dec 15

    “We Do Not Dispense Justice Via The Phone”

    “We Do Not Dispense Justice Via The Phone”
    Last week, while I was waiting for a court conference back in “antechambers” (that is, the part of the judge’s office that isn’t the judge’s actual “chambers”), I spotted this sign, strategically…
  • Nov 23

    Tincher v. Omega Flex: Five Key Points From Pennsylvania’s New Standard For Strict Liability

    Tincher v. Omega Flex: Five Key Points From Pennsylvania’s New Standard For Strict Liability
      It’s finally here: Tincher v. Omega Flex, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s overhaul of strict liability. If you’re unfamiliar with the recent turbulence surrounding strict liability, check out this post of mine from…
  • Nov 21

    Mediation Of A Big Injury Case: A Game Worth Playing?

    Mediation Of A Big Injury Case: A Game Worth Playing?
    A few months ago, in a wrongful death case I have against one of the biggest companies in America, the company’s lawyer asked: will you agree to a mediation?   Our firm founder, Jim Beasley, Sr., had a simple method to mediation:…
Rank this Week: 124

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Dec 14

    Debra Lyn Bassett on Class Action Silence

    Debra Lyn Bassett on Class Action Silence
    My colleague Professor Debra Lyn Bassett (Southwestern) has posted to SSRN her article, Class Action Silence, 94 Boston U. L. Rev. 1781 (forthcoming 2014). Here is the abstract: A number of law review articles have noted the issues inherent…
  • Dec 10

    Frankel on Issacharoff

    Frankel on Issacharoff
    Alison Frankel of Reuters highlights Sam Issacharoff's high quality, innovative Supreme Court briefs in the a recent blog post. They are indeed masterful.
  • Dec 8

    BP Petition for Cert on Oil Claims Class Action Settlement Denied

    BP Petition for Cert on Oil Claims Class Action Settlement Denied
    You can find the order denying cert here.
Rank this Week: 465

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Helps women navigate the intricacies of divorce and save money along the way. By Helene Taylor.

http://heleneltaylor.com/blog/
  • Dec 14

    Is your spouse avoiding service?

    Is your spouse avoiding service?
    It isn’t uncommon for spouses to avoid service of the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, Legal Separation or Domestic Partnership, Summons and/or Declaration Under Uniform Child Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. Some hide in their…
  • Dec 7

    Can you fire a divorce lawyer? Should you?

    Can you fire a divorce lawyer? Should you?
    I’ve met men and women who paid $10,000s to $100,000s to attorneys they weren’t happy with. Some stayed with their lawyers because they were scared to leave or worried that changing lawyers would drive up costs and delay cases.…
  • Dec 5

    If your spouse is in the military, where do you file divorce?

    If your spouse is in the military, where do you file divorce?
    If your spouse is in the military, there may be three different states where you can file for divorce: your husband’s state of legal residency, your state of legal residency and the state where your spouse is stationed. The ability to…
Rank this Week: 163

MARPA Blog

MARPA Blog

Provides news and commentary on the regulations, laws, policies and trends affecting the aircraft parts manufacturing community. From the Modification and Replacement Parts Association.

http://pmaparts.wordpress.com
  • Dec 14

    Treasury Makes It Easier to Comply, When Exporting

    Treasury Makes It Easier to Comply, When Exporting
    The Office of Foreign Asset Control is consolidating lists and making them easier to search, in order make it easier than ever for companies to effectively comply with the export regulations. Continue reading →
  • Dec 11

    FAA Publishes Designee Management Policy for Public Comment – All Manufacturers Need to Review and Comment

    FAA Publishes Designee Management Policy for Public Comment – All Manufacturers Need to Review and Comment
    The FAA has proposed new guidance affecting DERs and other designees. "Order 8000.95, Designee Management Policy" is open for comment, and we strongly recommend that any one using DERs (and all DERs) file comments on this important guidance.…
  • Dec 10

    Be sure to Request the Referenced Service Bulletin in Airworthiness Directives!

    Be sure to Request the Referenced Service Bulletin in Airworthiness Directives!
    Have you ever been frustrated to learn that an AD went out that references a service bulletin, and (too late!) you later learned that the service bulletin made disparaging remarks or provided inappropriate directions about your company or…
Rank this Week: 982

Beyond Structured Settlements

Beyond Structured Settlements

Covers 468B settlement funds, factoring, medicare set-aside arrangements, settlement planning, special needs trusts and structured settlements. By Patrick Hindert.

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • Dec 14

    Structured Settlements 2014 - Secondary Market

    Structured Settlements 2014 - Secondary Market
    Is the bloom finally off the rose for structured settlement secondary market leader JGWPT Holdings, Inc. (JGWPT) whose subsidiaries include J.G. Wentworth (JGW) and Peachtree Settlement Funding (Peachtree)? Despite strong sales since 2010,…
  • Dec 9

    Structured Settlements 2014 - Primary Market

    Structured Settlements 2014 - Primary Market
    The United States structured settlement primary market has continued to slowly recover from its 2012 nadir during 2014 with first nine months annuity sales of approximately $3.9 billion resulting from 19,778 cases (as reported by Melissa…
  • Dec 2

    Evolve 2014 QSF Symposium

    Evolve 2014 QSF Symposium
    Despite unresolved issues, utilization of IRC 468B Qualified Settlement Funds (QSFs) in "single event" cases, as well as class action and mass tort cases, is expanding, and increasingly represents the preferred method for resolving complex…
Rank this Week: 800

Boston Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Boston car accidents and brain injuries. By Sheff Law.

http://www.boston-personal-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 14

    THREE-CAR CRASH IN ANDOVER LEAVES ONE DEAD

    THREE-CAR CRASH IN ANDOVER LEAVES ONE DEAD
    A North Reading man is dead after an overnight three-car crash on Interstate 93 south in Andover, MA on Nov. 14th, according to authorities. The accident occurred just before 1:00am Friday morning near the area of Exit 41. According to an…
  • Nov 30

    MAN PARALYZED IN WORKPLACE ACCIDENT AWARDED $21.7 MILLION

    MAN PARALYZED IN WORKPLACE ACCIDENT AWARDED $21.7 MILLION
    Hugo Hernandez Palomino, an employee of Pepco in Baltimore, MD, sustained a severe neck injury at a Pepco work site in 2013. Mr. Palomino was working on the construction of scaffolding, when he came into contact with a transformer that hit…
  • Nov 17

    CSX FREIGHT TRAIN DEMOLISHES TRACTOR TRAILER

    CSX FREIGHT TRAIN DEMOLISHES TRACTOR TRAILER
    An unstoppable force met an unmovable object when a CSX freight train collided with a tractor trailer in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey last December. The accident, which occurred early Friday morning on December 13th, was located at the railway…
Rank this Week: 909

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Dec 14

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 4

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 4
    My previous post began a consideration of general deterrence.  I view general deterrence through the lens of the criminal-justice system’s overall aim of promoting social trust.  General deterrence is one of four mechanisms by…
  • Nov 28

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 3

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 3
    In this post, I will begin an exploration of the implications of deterrence aims for criminalization.  By criminalization, I mean the decisions about what conduct to make criminal under what circumstances, and what level of punishment to…
  • Nov 26

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 2

    Toward a Pragmatic Normative Framework for Criminalization, Part 2
    At bottom, our criminal-justice system exists to provide citizens with a sense of security in their day-to-day lives.  In this regard, our criminal-justice system serves the same end as our national-security system. There is, however, a…
Rank this Week: 790

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 754

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

    Pasadena Courthouse

    Pasadena Courthouse
    I took this photograph of the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, Pasadena Court last March.
  • Dec 6

    Fraud on the Power: TLC The Land Conservancy of British Columbia v. The University of British Columbia

    Fraud on the Power: TLC The Land Conservancy of British Columbia v. The University of British Columbia
    In her will, dated February 15, 2007, Jessie Binning, expressed the hope that her home, designed by her late husband, architect and artist, Bertram Charles Binning, would be preserved as a historic site.  Specifically, her will…
  • Nov 29

    Re Mulgave School Foundation

    Re Mulgave School Foundation
    If you make a large gift to a charity, you may have a specific purpose in mind, such as buying equipment for a hospital, building a new church, or funding scholarships in the Faculty of Engineering. Whatever you have in mind, consider whether…
Rank this Week: 822

Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

http://brownandlittlelaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 13

    Our (Embarrassing) Contribution To The Dialogue

    Our (Embarrassing) Contribution To The Dialogue
    While the rest of the country protests the killing of unarmed black men by police, a group of conspicuously non-black demonstrators in Phoenix had themselves a little “pro-police rally.” The head boot licker organizer offered his…
  • Dec 9

    We’re Gonna Need The Hardly Boys For This One…

    We’re Gonna Need The Hardly Boys For This One…
    It was a mystery for the ages, the crime of the century. A few scratcher lottery tickets and/or some cash swiped from a convenience store counter. In broad daylight. The nerve! Police interviewed the clerk, who said he didn’t just…
  • Dec 8

    More Than Race

    More Than Race
    I’m hesitant to write a post making a similar point to my last one, but as one article after another comes out discussing racism in this country in the wake of another white cop avoiding indictment after murdering an unarmed black man,…
Rank this Week: 377

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/
  • Dec 13

    75 Last Minute 2014 Year-End Tax Savings Tips from Dunnington

    75 Last Minute 2014 Year-End Tax Savings Tips from Dunnington
      Season’s Greetings!As the year comes to a close, so does the period for tax planning for the year 2014.  My partner Joe Michaels has composed a Memorandum entitled "75 Last Minute 2014 Year-End Tax Savings Tips” that…
  • Dec 7

    Saving Mona Lisa: Nazi Art Looting and The Great Treasures of The Louvre

    Saving Mona Lisa: Nazi Art Looting and The Great Treasures of The Louvre
    Nazi Art Looting Revealed: Book Review: Saving Mona Lisa: The Battle To Protect The Louvre & Its Treasures During World War II by Gerri Chanel (2014 Heliopa Press) $18.95 325 pp.        …
  • Nov 19

    Art Law Event Of The Year This Friday!

    Art Law Event Of The Year This Friday!
    7th Annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice InstituteFriday, November 21, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Member Price:   $200Non-Member Attorney Price:   $250Law Office…
Rank this Week: 364

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Dec 13

    Trade Secrets Protection Act of 2014 Reported Out of Committee

    Trade Secrets Protection Act of 2014 Reported Out of Committee
    On September 17, the Trade Secrets Protection Act of 2014 was reported out of committee with several amendments from the version that was submitted to committee. It has a 57% chance of enactment.
  • Nov 11

    AIPLA Trade Secrets Summit (2014)

    AIPLA Trade Secrets Summit (2014)
    The AIPLA Trade Secret Summit is scheduled for Thursday, December 4, and Friday, December 5, at Intel’s headquarters in Santa Clara. You can register here. There will be a great group of speakers covering some of the…
  • Nov 8

    A new proposed trade secrets bill in Massachusett

    A new proposed trade secrets bill in Massachusett
    It’s that time of year again. With the elections behind us and the next legislative session coming soon, a new version of a proposed Uniform Trade Secrets Act has been filed in Massachusetts. (This version, filed on November 5,…
Rank this Week: 572

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • Dec 12

    AMERICA HAS INDEED TORTURED SOME FOLKS

    AMERICA HAS INDEED TORTURED SOME FOLKS
    A recently released $40 million dollar Senate Intelligence report revealed that in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Central Intelligence Agency tortured terror suspects […]
  • Dec 11

    Entrapment and Rogue Snitches Still Tools for Federal Agent

    Entrapment and Rogue Snitches Still Tools for Federal Agent
    Entrapment and the widespread use of unreliable snitches are realities that every zealous criminal defense attorney must be on the lookout, lest corrupted, or even worse, […]
  • Dec 9

    REFUSING CONSENT TO DRAW BLOOD IN DWI INVESTIGATION

    REFUSING CONSENT TO DRAW BLOOD IN DWI INVESTIGATION
    In a 1966 decision, Schmerber v. California, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision extending a limited exception to the Fourth Amendment “warrant requirement” to […]
Rank this Week: 453

What's New in Employment Law?

What's New in Employment Law?

Focuses on employment law developments, particularly in California.

http://shawvalenza.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 12

    IRS Increases Standard Mileage Reimbursement Rate to $0.575

    IRS Increases Standard Mileage Reimbursement Rate to $0.575
    Please see the Chamber's post on the increase to the standard mileage rate. (Here).  Most employers are concerned with the business reimbursement rate, which goes up to $0.575 per mile effective January 1, 2015. Here's a quick spiel on…
  • Dec 12

    NLRB Overrules Itself and Appropriates Companies' Email Systems for Employees' Protected Communication

    NLRB Overrules Itself and Appropriates Companies' Email Systems for Employees' Protected Communication
    In 2007 the National Labor Relations Board held, in The Guard Publishing Company, dba Register Guard, 351 NLRB 1110 (2007), that employers do not have to permit union organizing activity over their own email system.  Here's the…
  • Dec 9

    Unanimous U.S. Supreme Court: Security Screenings Non-Compensable Under FLSA

    Unanimous U.S. Supreme Court: Security Screenings Non-Compensable Under FLSA
    The Supreme Court further explained how to determine whether time spent at work is "preliminary" or "postliminary" and therefore not compensable under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.  Per the Court:The employer in this case…
Rank this Week: 643

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.illinoisinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 12

    Take Steps To Prevent Food Poisoning At Your Holiday Office Party

    Take Steps To Prevent Food Poisoning At Your Holiday Office Party
    In this “most wonderful time of the year,” our lives are filled with celebration and frequent parties with friends, loved ones, and colleagues. It’s also extremely popular to celebrate the end of a successful year with your…
  • Dec 11

    Northwestern Hospital Sued for Injuries in a Premises Liability Lawsuit

    Northwestern Hospital Sued for Injuries in a Premises Liability Lawsuit
    When we visit a a restaurant, retail store, supermarket, drugstore, etc., we have a special legal status under tort law known as an “invitee.” Under this status, owners and operators of premises owe us a duty of care to prevent…
  • Dec 8

    Daikin Air Purifiers Recalled For Fire Hazard

    Daikin Air Purifiers Recalled For Fire Hazard
    The winter months have those of us in the Midwest with our homes shut up and sealed off from the cold. During this time of year, gone are the days of the cool fall where we could leave our windows open and enjoy the breeze. Instead, now that…
Rank this Week: 976

Alcazar & Compañia

Alcazar & Compañia

http://alcazar.com.mx/blog/
Rank this Week: 703

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi bring us their and their guests views on a variety of hot legal topics. Part of the Legal Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/
  • Dec 12

    Senators Weigh In on Immigration, The Constitution, and Obama's Executive Order

    Senators Weigh In on Immigration, The Constitution, and Obama's Executive Order
    On November 20, President Obama announced his intention to execute an Executive Order potentially offering deferred deportation for nearly five million illegal immigrants. Since that time, opposing forces have challenged the constitutionality…
  • Nov 28

    Net Neutrality

    Net Neutrality
    On the coattails of presidential support and possible regulations from the Federal Communications Commission, Net Neutrality makes its way back into public debate. Proponents claim it will keep the internet a level playing field while…
  • Nov 14

    Quarantine and Isolation: How Federal and State Powers Fight Ebola

    Quarantine and Isolation: How Federal and State Powers Fight Ebola
    Federal and State governing authorities have the power to quarantine an individual under the suspicion that person has Ebola and could possibly spread it to others. But what if the government is wrong? Is there redress for people held against…
Rank this Week: 389

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Provides news and opinions on immigration law and policy. By Susan I. Nelson.

http://www.centeximmigration.com/
Rank this Week: 610

Oral Arguments

Oral Arguments

From the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov
Rank this Week: 284

The Cuban Revolution

The Cuban Revolution

By Brian Cuban.

http://www.briancuban.com
  • Dec 12

    “Act As If”

    “Act As If”
    “Be Honest About Who You Are Flaws And All. You never know who you Will Inspire Simply By Being You”
  • Nov 17

    Remembering Frank

    Remembering Frank
    Frank Passed away from colon cancer on June 5, 2005. He was 46 years year old. In his life, he was a father. A husband. A provider. A friend. An addict. I miss him.
  • Nov 11

    Return To Happy Valley

    Return To Happy Valley
    I spoke to students about that journey. About my recovery. I spoke to myself. I spoke to that nineteen-year-old student. I had come full circle. It finally, was truly, Happy Valley.
Rank this Week: 921