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The Probate Lawyer Family Feud…

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud Blog

Covers celebrity and true case stories on probate litigation. By Andrew Mayoras.

http://www.probatelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Why Philip Seymour Hoffman Should Have Been Able To "Trust"

    Why Philip Seymour Hoffman Should Have Been Able To "Trust"
    He may have been a brilliant actor, but Philip Seymour Hoffman had much to learn when it came to estate planning. Reports surfaced last week that the former Oscar winner said he didn't want his three children to be "trust funds kids." He…
  • Jul 17

    Lou Reed's Estate Teaches A Lesson In Trust Planning

    Lou Reed's Estate Teaches A Lesson In Trust Planning
    I guess we shouldn't be surprised. After all, Lou Reed was the man who famously crooned, “Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side.” The late lead singer and guitarist of The Velvet Underground -- and of course, a musician and…
  • Jun 15

    Casey Kasem Teaches Lessons In End of Life Planning and Elder Abuse

    Casey Kasem Teaches Lessons In End of Life Planning and Elder Abuse
    It appears that the life of famed Top 40 Countdown host Casey Kasem is nearly at an end. Last Wednesday, a Los Angeles Judge ruled that Casey Kasem’s daughter, Kerri Kasem, could suspend the artificial delivery of food and water to…
Rank this Week: 765

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Jul 30

    I Knew There Was A Reason I Preferred The Backyard Pool

    I Knew There Was A Reason I Preferred The Backyard Pool
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Jul 30

    Why I Am A Solo - Big Company Inertia

    Why I Am A Solo - Big Company Inertia
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Jul 30

    New Litigation Tool - Google Search

    New Litigation Tool - Google Search
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 226

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jul 30

    CFPB extends comment period on proposal to publicly disclose consumer complaint narrative

    CFPB extends comment period on proposal to publicly disclose consumer complaint narrative
    Marc PattersonThe CFPB is extending the comment period on its proposed policy statement that would expand the complaint data that it publicly discloses in its Consumer Complaint Database to include “unstructured” complaint…
  • Jul 30

    Letter from leading Republicans to Director Cordray questions pre-confirmation action

    Letter from leading Republicans to Director Cordray questions pre-confirmation action
    Barbara S. MishkinFollowing up on his earlier statement about the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision in NLRB v. Noel Canning on Richard Cordray’s actions taken prior to his July 16, 2013 confirmation by the Senate as CFPB…
  • Jul 29

    Update on certiorari petition in Texas FHA case

    Update on certiorari petition in Texas FHA case
    Barbara S. MishkinAs we reported, the petition  for certiorari filed in May 2014 by the  Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (Texas DHCA) in Inclusive Communities Project v. Texas Dep’t of Housing and Community…
Rank this Week: 880

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

Covers Indian law and politics. By the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law.

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 88

Legal Radar

Legal Radar

Offers news coverage on civil litigation. By Sue Kerry.

http://www.legalradar.com/
  • Jul 30

    Witness Testifies to FBI's retrieval of video cameras following OKC Bombing

    Witness Testifies to FBI's retrieval of video cameras following OKC Bombing
    As the federal courts in Salt Lake City, Utah continue concerning the video of the OKC bombing, a witness today stated that he saw surveillance cameras at the Murrah Building that could have recorded the attack. Don Browning, a former OKC…
  • Jul 30

    Suits filed by More than 600 Victims in GM's Recall

    Suits filed by More than 600 Victims in GM's Recall
    The federal court is hearing cases of more than 600 victims who are not eligible to be compensated from the company's compensation funds that was set up by GM to pay to victims. The compensation fund is designed to pay victims who were…
  • Jul 30

    NY Police Unions Denied Pursuit of Stop-and-frisk Challenge

    NY Police Unions Denied Pursuit of Stop-and-frisk Challenge
    A U.S. judge ruled earlier today that the police unions of New York city cannot challenge a settlement pertaining to the very controversial stop-and-frisk police tactic. U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres denied the request made by the unions…
Rank this Week: 631

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

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

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    The One Thing You Absolutely Must Know about Your Los Angeles DUI Charge

    The One Thing You Absolutely Must Know about Your Los Angeles DUI Charge
    Your Los Angeles DUI charge has thrown your world way out of balance. For the first time, you probably feel oddly connected to Lindsay Lohan and Nick Nolte – you know how humiliating, frustrating and scary it can be to stand accused of…
  • Jul 28

    Alabama Football Player Accused, California Rapper Exonerated of DUI Charge

    Alabama Football Player Accused, California Rapper Exonerated of DUI Charge
    Drivers facing Los Angeles DUI charges may not relate to the high-profile status of the individuals in these recent news stories, but they can certainly relate to their legal situations. On Sunday, July 3, Tuscaloosa police arrested Jarran…
  • Jul 21

    Fatal Las Vegas Crash Results in Plea Deal for Exotic Dancer

    Fatal Las Vegas Crash Results in Plea Deal for Exotic Dancer
    Los Angeles DUIs often cause unintended and tragic consequences. Consider, for instance, a horrible recent Las Vegas collision that caused the death of a man and injuries to his 2-year-old son. On the morning of March 23, 2013, exotic dancer…
Rank this Week: 671

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

Daily Canadian legal news blog powered by the team from Law Times and Canadian Lawyer.

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Jul 30

    BCSC finds Chinese lawyer guilty of insider trading

    BCSC finds Chinese lawyer guilty of insider trading
    The British Columbia Securities Commission has found a Chinese lawyer committed insider trading while working for Gowling Lafleuer Henderson LLP.Weiqing “Jane” Jin was found to have breached insider trading laws when she bought…
  • Jul 30

    News Roundup - July 30, 2014

    News Roundup - July 30, 2014
    CanadaStoney Nakoda invokes Supreme Court ruling complicating pipeline deal, The Globe and MailQuestions raised after First Nations leaders salaries disclosed under new transparency law, Toronto StarChinese hackers infiltrate National…
  • Jul 29

    U.S. court upholds $67-million verdict against TD Bank in Ponzi suit

    U.S. court upholds $67-million verdict against TD Bank in Ponzi suit
    A U.S. federal appeals court has upheld a US$67-million jury verdict against TD Bank, part of Canada’s Toronto-Dominion Bank, for helping convicted former lawyer Scott Rothstein run a Florida Ponzi scheme that cost investors more than…
Rank this Week: 236

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Jul 30

    National Whistleblower Appreciation Day

    National Whistleblower Appreciation Day
    What an amazing day today actually is! What you say? It’s not my birthday! It’s not the 4th of July!  It’s not even National Send your Grandma a Hallmark Card Day! What is today? Today is National…
  • Jul 30

    Too Many Bathroom Breaks Can Lead To Disability Benefit

    Too Many Bathroom Breaks Can Lead To Disability Benefit
     Recently, a company based in Chicago has been criticized for their bathroom breaks. WaterSaver Faucet Company installed swipe card systems on bathrooms located off the factory floor. The company says this was in response to several of…
  • Jul 29

    Exhaustion of PIP Benefits: How it Relates to Billed Emergency Service

    Exhaustion of PIP Benefits: How it Relates to Billed Emergency Service
    The 4th District Court of Appeals opinion in Northwoods Sports Medicine and Physical Rehabilitation, Inc., and Wellness Associates of Florida, Inc. v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company and USAA Casualty Insurance Companyheld that…
Rank this Week: 634

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 30

    Experts Assess Whistleblower's Lawsuit Challenging Vanguard's Tax Structure

    Experts Assess Whistleblower's Lawsuit Challenging Vanguard's Tax Structure
    Following up on Saturday's post, Former Vanguard Tax Lawyer Files Whistleblower Suit Alleging Mutual Fund Giant Became Low-Cost Leader by Evading $1 Billion in Taxes: Philadelphia Inquirer, Vanguard's Singular Model Is Under Scrutiny:…
  • Jul 30

    House May Vote This Year to Repeal Estate Tax

    House May Vote This Year to Repeal Estate Tax
    Bloomberg, House May Vote This Year to Repeal Estate Tax, Camp Says: Republicans are considering voting this year to repeal the U.S. estate tax, said House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp. Camp, a Michigan Republican, told reporters in the…
  • Jul 30

    Are Academic Law Libraries Doomed?

    Are Academic Law Libraries Doomed?
    Following up on my previous post, WSJ: Law Libraries Are Doomed: Kenneth J. Hirsh (Cincinnati), Like Mark Twain: The Death of Academic Law Libraries Is an Exaggeration: At the 2013 CALI Conference on Law School Computing, Professor James…
Rank this Week: 27

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 181

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Indexes As Necessary as Ever in Electronic Age

    Indexes As Necessary as Ever in Electronic Age
    Susannah Tredwell, librarian at Davies LLP in Vancouver and fellow member of CALL (Canadian Association of Law Libraries), wrote a piece last week on Slaw.ca about the continuing value of indexes: It is sometimes assumed that a book that is…
  • Jul 28

    Recent Legislative Summaries from Library of Parliament

    Recent Legislative Summaries from Library of Parliament
    The Library of Parliament has recently published a number of legislative summaries describing federal bills:Bill C-17: An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act: "Bill C - 17, an Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act ( alternative title:…
  • Jul 27

    Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan Report on Foreclosure Protection

    Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan Report on Foreclosure Protection
    The Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan has released a report on the Reform of The Land Contracts (Actions) Act that deals with foreclosure:"Foreclosure involves lengthy legal proceedings taken in the Court of Queen’s Bench and is…
Rank this Week: 407

Georgia Legal Report

Georgia Legal Report

Covers injury and accident news and medical malpractice case updates. By The Murray Law Firm.

http://www.georgialegalreport.com/
  • Jul 30

    John Johnson Killed in Water Tower Fall, Brookhaven; OSHA Investigate

    John Johnson Killed in Water Tower Fall, Brookhaven; OSHA Investigate
    Local News 41-year-old John T. Johnson, of Du Pont, was killed in a construction accident at a Brookhaven water tower Wednesday, July 24, 2014. According to WTVM News,  Mr. Johnson, an employee of Southeast Tank and Tower, was contracted…
  • Jul 30

    Robert Rust Killed in Smoke Rise Country Club Accident; Equipment Malfunction in Question

    Robert Rust Killed in Smoke Rise Country Club Accident; Equipment Malfunction in Question
    Local News 29-year-old Robert A. Rust, of Snellville, was killed in a tractor accident at the Smoke Rise Country Club Monday, July 28, 2014. According to the AJC, Mr. Rust was a groundskeeper for the Smoke Rise Country Club golf course.…
  • Jul 23

    Monique Lassiter Injured in The Lodge Apartment Shooting, Sandy Spring

    Monique Lassiter Injured in The Lodge Apartment Shooting, Sandy Spring
    Local News 27-year-old Monique Lassiter was shot and injured during a carjacking at the Lodge Apartments in the early overnight hours of Wednesday, July 23, 2014. According to WSBTV News, two suspects opened fire on Ms.…
Rank this Week: 427

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Jul 30

    Michalski and Wood on Twombly and Iqbal at the State Level

    Michalski and Wood on Twombly and Iqbal at the State Level
    Roger Michalski (Brooklyn Law School) and Abby Wood (USC Gould School of Law) have posted Twombly and Iqbal at the State Level to SSRN. This paper contributes to the empirical literature on pleading standards by studying the effect of…
  • Jul 26

    Wiessner on Mass Claims in the Context of Argentina's Debt Default

    Wiessner on Mass Claims in the Context of Argentina's Debt Default
    My colleague Siegfried Wiessner, Professor of Law and the Director of St. Thomas' Graduate Program in Intercultural Human Rights, has posted on SSRN his article Democratizing International Arbitration? Mass Claims Proceedings in Abaclat v.…
  • Jul 25

    Wisconsin Adopts Twombly's Plausibility Standard

    Wisconsin Adopts Twombly's Plausibility Standard
    In a 4-3 decision, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has adopted the plausibility pleading standard of the U.S. Supreme Court's opinion in Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly. Data Key Partners v. Permira Advisers LLC, No. 2012AP1967 (Wis. July 23,…
Rank this Week: 489

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

Covers campaign finance, lobbying, procurement and ethics laws. By State and Federal Communications, Inc.

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Jul 30

    Christie Calls Special Legislative Session

    Christie Calls Special Legislative Session
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has called a special legislative session for Thursday, July 31. The session will convene at Continued on Next Page
  • Jul 30

    Wednesday Government Relations New

    Wednesday Government Relations New
    Lobbying “Lobbying World” in The Hill. “Business Bottom Line” in The Hill. “New GOP whip hires retail lobbyist for leadership Continued on Next Page
  • Jul 30

    Delaware Gov. Calls Special Session

    Delaware Gov. Calls Special Session
    Gov. Jack Markell has called a special legislative session to convene October 8, 2014. The purpose of the special session Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 398

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Jul 30

    Eyal on Nudging

    Eyal on Nudging
    Nir Eyal (Harvard Medical School) has posted Nudging by Shaming, Shaming by Nudging (Int J Health Policy Manag 2014; 3: 53–56) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In both developing and developed countries, health ministries closely examine use…
  • Jul 30

    Katz, Bommarito, & Blackman on Predicting Supreme Court Votes & Decision

    Katz, Bommarito, & Blackman on Predicting Supreme Court Votes & Decision
    Daniel Martin Katz (Michigan State University - College of Law), Michael James Bommarito II (Bommarito Consulting, LLC), & Josh Blackman (South Texas College of Law) have posted Predicting the Behavior of the Supreme Court of the United…
  • Jul 30

    Fleming on the Inclusiveness of the New Originalism

    Fleming on the Inclusiveness of the New Originalism
    James E. Fleming (Boston University - School of Law) has posted The Inclusiveness of the New Originalism (82 Fordham Law Review 433 (2013)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In tracing the arc of originalism from the old originalism to...
Rank this Week: 21

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Jul 30

    Hiring Announcement: Pittsburgh (Health Law Clinic)

    Hiring Announcement: Pittsburgh (Health Law Clinic)
    From an email message that I received earlier today: The University of Pittsburgh School of Law invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Clinical Professor to teach in and direct the…
  • Jul 30

    Hiring Announcement: Pittsburgh (Environmental Law Clinic)

    Hiring Announcement: Pittsburgh (Environmental Law Clinic)
    From an email that I received earlier today: The University of Pittsburgh School of Law invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Clinical Professor to teach in and direct the School’s…
  • Jul 30

    Plagiarism and Ghostwriting

    Plagiarism and Ghostwriting
    Observers are right to criticize U.S. Senator John Walsh for the rampant plagiarism in his Army War College final paper. As the New York Times reported last week, Walsh appears to have committed academic fraud. Generally, social mores treat…
Rank this Week: 79

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Family Court Act § 311.4(3)

    Family Court Act § 311.4(3)
    Respondent's background was obtained by means of questions put to TS who has supervised respondent's foster care with New York Foundling since 2007. Criminal Respondent was referred to the Girls Education & Mentoring Services, a social…
  • Jul 30

    Code of Judicial Conduct

    Code of Judicial Conduct
    In an unprecedented action in the County of Suffolk, the prosecutor, on behalf of the People of the State of New York, requests an order disqualifying or recusing this court from presiding as the assigned judge of two separate indictments...
  • Jul 29

    Our constitution grants a fair trial, not a flawless past

    Our constitution grants a fair trial, not a flawless past
    A Queens Criminal Lawyer said that, defendant seeks an order restraining the District Attorney from cross-examining him regarding specific prior convictions. A hearing was held on September 12, 1973 and the Court determined the facts to be as…
Rank this Week: 588

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    ANOTHER THOUGHTFUL JUDGE

    ANOTHER THOUGHTFUL JUDGE
    Longtime and careful readers of this blog know the high regard in which we hold US District Court Judge John Gleeson (EDNY). And Judge Gleeson again proves that humanity and common sense belong in the justice system. In Judge Gleeson's…
  • Jul 28

    A JUDGE SPEAKS

    A JUDGE SPEAKS
    Every now and then the system works. A wise and experienced and successful individual runs for judge not because s/he needs a steady paycheck and a decent retirement, but because they want to give back to this community and hopefully…
  • Jul 24

    BRIAN MCDONALD RETIRES

    BRIAN MCDONALD RETIRES
    In the arena of criminal law in Miami, Assistant Public Defender Brian McDonald has seen it all and done it all and given all to his clients.  He was here during the McDuffie and Lozano riots, and the crack scourge and the cocaine…
Rank this Week: 152

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Covers on intellectual property law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Oregon. By Kenan L. Farrell.

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 851

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Jul 30

    An Interview with Niousha Riahi, Global Legal Research Intern

    An Interview with Niousha Riahi, Global Legal Research Intern
    Today’s interview is with Niousha Riahi, an intern with the Global Legal Research Center of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I have just completed my L.L.B. degree at l’Université de…
  • Jul 30

    An Interview with John Trotman, Junior Fellow

    An Interview with John Trotman, Junior Fellow
    Today’s interview is with John “Trot” Trotman.  John is working in the Collection Services Division of the Law Library of Congress as part of the institution’s Junior Fellows Program.  The program’s…
  • Jul 29

    International Arbitration Law in Mexico – Global Legal Collection Highlight

    International Arbitration Law in Mexico – Global Legal Collection Highlight
    This is a guest post by Dante Figueroa, a senior legal information analyst at the Law Library of Congress.  Dante is a frequent contributor to In Custodia Legis. His recent posts include Introduction to Roman Law – Global Legal…
Rank this Week: 406

Colorado Homeowners Association…

Colorado Homeowners Association Law Blog

Covers community associations, covenant enforcement, and governance. By Winzenburg Leff Purvis & Payne.

http://www.cohoalaw.com/
  • Jul 30

    This Lawyer is Not a Plumber: Are you hiring the right professionals to serve your association?

    This Lawyer is Not a Plumber: Are you hiring the right professionals to serve your association?
    I’m the granddaughter of Midwestern dairy farmers who grew up during the Great Depression, and my parents own a small town HVAC/plumbing business. As a child, I often heard some version of the following: “I can make that.”…
  • Jul 11

    Where do governance policies come from?

    Where do governance policies come from?
    I recently prepared a package of the nine mandatory policies for a community association. The board of that association read the policies very carefully and sent back a number of questions, asking why I had drafted various provisions the way…
  • Jul 7

    Manager Class on Board Meetings Rescheduled for Wednesday, July 16th

    Manager Class on Board Meetings Rescheduled for Wednesday, July 16th
    The community association manager class presented by Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, which was originally scheduled for this Wednesday (July 9th), has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 16th at…
Rank this Week: 529

Article 3

Article 3

Covers politics, society and current news. By Charley Moore.

http://www.article-3.com/
  • Jul 30

    Impeachable Source

    Impeachable Source
    Ever since renowned constitutional scholar Sarah Palin issue a clarion call a couple weeks back declaring that the time has come to impeach President Obama, Republicans have been giddily bandying the idea about, with one poll finding that 2/3…
  • Jul 29

    Rules, Comments and Dingos? Net-Neutrality Debate Draws 1 Million Comment

    Rules, Comments and Dingos? Net-Neutrality Debate Draws 1 Million Comment
    The last few months have been a wild ride in the ongoing debate over how quickly season 3 of House of Cards will stream into our homes when it is released next year. Will the incredibly dark work of Frank Underwood get to take the “fast…
  • Jul 28

    Are For-Profit Colleges Conning You?

    Are For-Profit Colleges Conning You?
    The fall of Corinthian Colleges was overdue, but whether it will lead to a serious crackdown on questionable colleges, diploma mills and fake degrees, remains to be seen. Corinthian was in the first group, a profit making operation that…
Rank this Week: 647

Tycko & Zavareei LLP Blog

Tycko & Zavareei LLP Blog

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

http://www.fraudfighters.net/news/
Rank this Week: 710

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
Rank this Week: 313

Navigable Waters

Navigable Waters

Covers maritime law, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and the Defense Base Act. By Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett.

http://navwaters.com/
Rank this Week: 894

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 58

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

Uses topical issues to examine different crimes in Washington, D.C. Discusses individual crimes and defense strategies. Ruminates on the challenges of law practice and being a solo practitioner. By Jamison Koehler.

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • Jul 30

    “Equal Justice Under Law”: Why Alec Karakatsanis Is Not Smug, Humorless Public Interest Lawyer

    “Equal Justice Under Law”: Why Alec Karakatsanis Is Not Smug, Humorless Public Interest Lawyer
    One of the hazards of public interest work is that it seems to contribute to smugness.  I may be underpaid and overworked.  But at least I am doing the Lord’s work.  And that work is more important than anything my higher…
  • Jul 24

    “Observe and Report”

    “Observe and Report”
    This is what the witness’ duty is.  It is not to “protect and serve” like a regular police officer.  Instead, it is to “observe and report.” The judge isn’t sure she heard this right, and she asks…
  • Jul 18

    Who Wants To Be The Last Person Arrested for Possessing An Ounce Of Marijuana In DC?

    Who Wants To Be The Last Person Arrested for Possessing An Ounce Of Marijuana In DC?
    With the Marijuana Possession Decriminalization Amendment Act of 2014 having gone into effect yesterday, the Washington Post did an article today discussing the fate of the last few people who were arrested under the old law.  (From now…
Rank this Week: 509

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 30

    The NCAA's 'Death Penalty' Sanction - Reasonable Self-Governance or an Illegal Group Boycott in Disguise?

    The NCAA's 'Death Penalty' Sanction - Reasonable Self-Governance or an Illegal Group Boycott in Disguise?
    Marc Edelman, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York ask The NCAA's 'Death Penalty' Sanction - Reasonable Self-Governance or an Illegal Group Boycott in Disguise? ABSTRACT: This Article examines why the NCAA…
  • Jul 30

    Luton Buses: Refusal to Supply and the Difficult Path to Economic Tests in Litigation (UK)

    Luton Buses: Refusal to Supply and the Difficult Path to Economic Tests in Litigation (UK)
    Paolo Siciliani, BBC explores Luton Buses: Refusal to Supply and the Difficult Path to Economic Tests in Litigation (UK). ABSTRACT: As appears in this case decided in the UK, refusal to supply cases are subject to a trade-off between…
  • Jul 30

    The Market for Keyword

    The Market for Keyword
    Kfir Eliaz, Brown University and Rani Spiegler, Tel Aviv University discuss The Market for Keywords. ABSTRACT: Can a competitive market implement an ideal search engine? To address this question, we construct a two-sided market model in which…
Rank this Week: 48

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Jul 30

    Florida Leads the Charge Overturning Medical Malpractice Cap

    Florida Leads the Charge Overturning Medical Malpractice Cap
    The Florida Supreme Court voided the cap on medical malpractice in wrongful death in the McCall case because the crisis was not real. Alternatively, if the crisis was real, it was over, and the law had no actual relationship to the purpose of…
  • Jul 25

    Home Is Where You Park It: The Legality of Living in a Car

    Home Is Where You Park It: The Legality of Living in a Car
    It used to be illegal to sleep in your car in Los Angeles. The city’s municipal code outlawed using any vehicle parked on a public street, lot, beach, or harbor as living quarters either overnight, day-by-day, or otherwise. In June…
  • Jul 23

    Your Obamacare Plan May Become Unaffordable

    Your Obamacare Plan May Become Unaffordable
    Obamacare has been slowly chipped away since its conception. In 2011, the Supreme Court allowed states to opt out of Medicare expansion. A month ago, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations with religious disagreements could opt out of the…
Rank this Week: 385

Endangered Species and Wetlands…

Endangered Species and Wetlands Report

Covers the Endangered Species Act, wetlands and takings law. By Steve Davies.

http://www.eswr.com/
  • Jul 30

    Corps J.D. was not final agency action, 5th Cir. find

    Corps J.D. was not final agency action, 5th Cir. find
    In a decision issued today, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals determined that a jurisdictional determination by the Army Corps of Engineers was not a final agency acti0n and was thus not judicially reviewable (Belle Company v. U.S. Army…
  • Jul 29

    No wolves to be killed in federal wilderness area in Idaho

    No wolves to be killed in federal wilderness area in Idaho
    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says it won’t kill wolves in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness on the Payette National Forest. Western Watersheds Project, which has sued IDFG over its plans, announced the…
  • Jul 28

    FWS agrees to analyze impact of 5 pesticides on listed specie

    FWS agrees to analyze impact of 5 pesticides on listed specie
    Under the terms of a legal settlement, the Fish and Wildlife Service said it would analyze the effects on listed species of five widely used pesticides, the Center for Biological Diversity announced. The settlement amends a previous…
Rank this Week: 372

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/
  • Jul 30

    'Do border surges work?' For incumbent pols, but not really the rest of u

    'Do border surges work?' For incumbent pols, but not really the rest of u
    The Austin Statesman on Sunday published an extended investigative piece on Texas' beefed up border security efforts and posed the simple but controversial question: "Do border surges work?" The article tracks several themes examined on Grits…
  • Jul 28

    Dallas man exonerated via testing rape kit backlog

    Dallas man exonerated via testing rape kit backlog
    While I was on vacation in Mexico last week, Texas last week saw its first exoneration in which the District Attorney proactively tested samples from rape kit backlogs and the exoneree had pled out, long ago served his time, and was not…
  • Jul 19

    A glimpse into grand jury misconduct

    A glimpse into grand jury misconduct
    Lisa Falkenberg at the Houston Chronicle has posted the first two of a three-part series describing abusive interrogation by a grand jury so intense it may cause a capital murder conviction in a police officer's death to be overturned.…
Rank this Week: 94

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

Features news and commentary on the practice of law before the California Supreme Court. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://www.atthelectern.com/
  • Jul 30

    Death penalty opinion filing tomorrow

    Death penalty opinion filing tomorrow
    Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinion in People v. Hensley, an automatic appeal from an October 1995 judgment of death.  Hensley was argued on the early-May calendar. Besides Hensley, two other cases from the…
  • Jul 25

    UCL/FAAAA preemption opinion filing Monday

    UCL/FAAAA preemption opinion filing Monday
    On Monday morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinion in People ex rel. Harris v. Pac Anchor Transportation, Inc.  The case, which was argued on the late-May calendar, raises the issue whether an action under the Unfair…
  • Jul 24

    Summary of July 23, 2014 conference report for civil case

    Summary of July 23, 2014 conference report for civil case
    The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.  The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
Rank this Week: 998

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

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

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Jul 30

    Logo and Branding Infographic

    Logo and Branding Infographic
  • Jul 23

    Who Owns the ‘Gas, Food, Lodging’ Sign?

    Who Owns the ‘Gas, Food, Lodging’ Sign?
    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority operates the Garden State Parkway. It owns a federal registration for its logo. There are rest stops on the Garden State, and people stop there and eat pizza. Defendant has two pizza restaurants in Florida,…
  • Jul 21

    Finally, Someone In a Cubs Uniform Who Can Hit

    Finally, Someone In a Cubs Uniform Who Can Hit
    [click here for rimshot] Chicago Cubs sue guy who wears Cub mascot costume, who allegedly hit a fan. cubs v billy cub.pdf
Rank this Week: 275

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Jul 30

    Immunity For Court-Appointed Guardian

    Immunity For Court-Appointed Guardian
    The New Mexico Supreme Court held that a court-appointed guardian ad litem is immune from suit for actions related to the appointment We hold that a Rule 1-053.3 guardian ad litem is protected by absolute quasi-judicial immunity from suit…
  • Jul 30

    Armed In The Office

    Armed In The Office
    An attorney who failed to respond to a series of client-initiated bar complaints was suspended for two years by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. He had already been suspended for failure to respond to complaints and to pay dues. When the...
  • Jul 29

    ALMS For The Disbarred

    ALMS For The Disbarred
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney who assisted a company called ALMS in drafting trusts sold by non-lawyers to senior citizens. After nine days of hearings, the attorney was found to have engaged in dishonesty, failures…
Rank this Week: 353

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jul 30

    Will the NLRB's McDonald's Decision Affect How We Teach Agency Law?

    Will the NLRB's McDonald's Decision Affect How We Teach Agency Law?
    The agency chapter of the Business Associations casebook I co-author with Bill Klein and Mark Ramseyer relies heavily on cases involving franchise relationships. Is the franchisee an agent of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jul 29

    Biden: "I Should Have Had One Republican Kid To Go Out And Make Money"

    Biden: "I Should Have Had One Republican Kid To Go Out And Make Money"
    The Washington Free Beacon reports that Vice President Joseph Biden made his audience “burst into laughter” at the Urban League gathering in Cincinnati when he cracked “I should have had one... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Jul 28

    Speed does not kill. So where's my [expletive deleted] autobahn?

    Speed does not kill. So where's my [expletive deleted] autobahn?
    io9: Michigan State Police Lieutenant Gary Megge's current job is to monitor the state's speed limits and speed traps. he's been arguing for smarter, often raised limits, and one quote explains why.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 130

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as technology and the law, computer forensics and cyber crime defense. By David S. Seltzer.

http://www.cybercrimelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Breaking News from U.S. Sentencing Commission Good News for Offender

    Breaking News from U.S. Sentencing Commission Good News for Offender
    Individuals serving sentences for cybercrimes in Florida will likely be interested in a recent development out of Washington, D.C., which may predict a change in how courts enforce sentencing guidelines. The U.S. Sentencing Commission…
  • Jul 21

    Teen in Virginia Sexting Case Accuses Authorities of Exploitation

    Teen in Virginia Sexting Case Accuses Authorities of Exploitation
    In our last post, we introduced the story of a Manassas County, Virginia, teen accused of child pornography after he sent an explicit video to his 15-year-old girlfriend. As this strange case continues to unfold, numerous questions remain,…
  • Jul 16

    Bizarre Virginia Teenage Sexting Case Raises Questions about Police Behavior

    Bizarre Virginia Teenage Sexting Case Raises Questions about Police Behavior
    Florida residents who face unfounded child pornography charges may sympathize with the case of a Virginia teenager whose recent arrest raised significant questions about the lengths to which law enforcement officials may go to obtain a…
Rank this Week: 694

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Covers Wisconsin estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration, real estate law, business organization, and individual income tax preparation. By Tesar Law Group, S.C.

http://blog.tesarlaw.com/
  • Jul 30

    Creating Inheritance Incentives For Heir

    Creating Inheritance Incentives For Heir
    Are your heirs ready to inherit assets and be responsible for such wealth? If you are not sure of the answer you may want to consider other options and seek assistance from legal counsel to come up with the best plan for your circumstances.
  • Jul 28

    Care Choices For Elderly Loved One

    Care Choices For Elderly Loved One
    The range of needs an elderly loved one may require can vary and change over time, therefore careful consideration must be taken when selecting the right kind of care in each situation.
  • Jul 25

    Passing On A Prized Collection To Your Heir

    Passing On A Prized Collection To Your Heir
    Estate planning can be daunting to think about, but it can be even more so when collections and collectibles are involved as they often create sentimental and emotional issues among family members.
Rank this Week: 598

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Covers South Carolina divorce, custody and family law issues. By Gregory S. Forman.

http://www.gregoryforman.com
Rank this Week: 296

Hospitality Labor and Employment…

Hospitality Labor and Employment Law Blog

Covers labor and employment laws and policies that affects the hospitality industry. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.hospitalitylaboremploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 494

Church Law Group Blog

Church Law Group Blog

Focuses on all aspects of law related to churches, ministries and ministry-related nonprofit organizations. By Anthony & Middlebrook, P.C.

http://churchlawgroup.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    State Department: Christian presence in Middle East becoming ‘shadow of its former self’

    State Department: Christian presence in Middle East becoming ‘shadow of its former self’
    The State Department issued a dire report Monday on the state of religious freedom around the world, with an alarming warning that the Christian presence in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East is becoming a “shadow of its former…
  • Jul 23

    Obama’s LGBT Executive Order Endangers Religious Liberty

    Obama’s LGBT Executive Order Endangers Religious Liberty
    President Obama signed an executive order Monday barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity – ignoring the pleas of Christian and other faith leaders to include an exemption…
  • Jul 7

    When can .CHURCH domain names be registered?

    When can .CHURCH domain names be registered?
    One of frequently asked questions is: “when can I get a .CHURCH domain name?”  Now there’s an answer for that! For the .CHURCH TLD (top-level domain), ICANN has recently made known these registration dates: Sunrise…
Rank this Week: 862

ACSBlog

ACSBlog

Covers progressive law and policy issues, with a focus on constitutional issues. From the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog
  • Jul 30

    Litigating Extraterritoriality in a Virtual World

    Litigating Extraterritoriality in a Virtual World
    by Cameron F. Kerry. Kerry is the Sara R. & Andrew H. Tisch Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a Visiting Scholar at the MIT Media Lab. He is the former General Counsel and Acting Secretary of the U.S.…
  • Jul 30

    LegalEyes for July 30, 2014

    LegalEyes for July 30, 2014
    by Ellery WeilBrad Smith, General Counsel and Executive Vice President for Legal and Corporate Affairs at Microsoft, writes in a Wall Street Journal op-ed that Microsoft will argue in federal court that the federal government’s…
  • Jul 29

    LegalEyes for July 29, 2014

    LegalEyes for July 29, 2014
    by Ellery WeilThe Burlington Free Press reports on the death of Cheryl Hanna, who was the Vice President for External Relations and Professor of Law at Vermont Law School professor. A noted legal analyst, Professor Hanna was also the faculty…
Rank this Week: 173

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

Technology law blog covering software, copyright, privacy, the Internet, electronic commerce, and computers. By David Canton.

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Jul 30

    Can a tablet replace your work PC?

    Can a tablet replace your work PC?
    Apple CEO Tim Cook recently said that 80-90% of his computer time is spent on an iPad. This comment lead tech journalist Mike Elgan to wonder: “Could 80 percent of the corporate workforce do 100 percent of their work on a ……
  • Jul 22

    CASL video serie

    CASL video serie
    I participated in a Google+ video hangout that has been turned into a 3 part video series answering some questions about CASL. The first one is now available on the HP website.
  • Jul 17

    Express Consent CASL app

    Express Consent CASL app
    Check out this new iPhone app (Android app coming soon) that helps solve the CASL problem of getting and proving you have consent to send email to people that you have just met, such as at a networking event. Sometimes when…
Rank this Week: 470

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    Court Has Jurisdiction to Overturn an IME Order After the Examination is Complete

    Court Has Jurisdiction to Overturn an IME Order After the Examination is Complete
    If a party to a lawsuit is ordered to attend an independent medical exam can a Court hear an appeal of the order after the examination is complete?  The BC Court of Appeal addressed this in reasons for judgement released today and the…
  • Jul 30

    “Walk Away” Offer Fails to Trigger Double Costs in Liability Trial

    “Walk Away” Offer Fails to Trigger Double Costs in Liability Trial
    Reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, addressing a defence application for double costs after a Plaintiff’s personal injury claim was dismissed. In this week’s case (Miller v.…
  • Jul 29

    60/40 Liability Split After Pedestrian Steps in Front of Bu

    60/40 Liability Split After Pedestrian Steps in Front of Bu
    Corrected reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, assessing fault between a pedestrian and a bus driver. In today’s case (Whelan v. BC Transit) the Plaintiff pedestrian “was…
Rank this Week: 169

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jul 30

    ELSA Needs a Host for Its North American Moot Court Round

    ELSA Needs a Host for Its North American Moot Court Round
    The European Law Students' Association (ELSA) is seeking a host of the ELSA Moot Court Competition All American Regional Round taking place in March 2015! The ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO law is a simulated hearing of the WTO...
  • Jul 28

    Iran Arrests and Holds Americans Incommunicado

    Iran Arrests and Holds Americans Incommunicado
    Iran confirmed on Friday that it has arrested and detained a reporter for the Washington Post, Jason Rezaian, his wife, and two other American photographers in Iran. News reports indicate that Iran has said it will release information about…
  • Jul 27

    Thailand Adopts a Temporary Constitution -- Described as First Step Toward Return to Electoral Democracy Following Two Months of Military Rule

    Thailand Adopts a Temporary Constitution -- Described as First Step Toward Return to Electoral Democracy Following Two Months of Military Rule
    The New York Times reported this week that the Kingdom of Thailand adopted a temporary, 48-aritcle constitution following two months of military rule. According to the New York Times, the new constitution allows the junta leader to hold…
Rank this Week: 453

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 30

    Can a Tablet Replace Your Work PC?

    Can a Tablet Replace Your Work PC?
    Apple CEO Tim Cook recently said that 80-90% of his computer time is spent on an iPad. This comment lead tech journalist Mike Elgan to wonder: “Could 80 percent of the corporate workforce do 100 percent of their work on a…
  • Jul 30

    The Walk to Freedom

    The Walk to Freedom
    The World’s Columbian Exposition was an influential social and cultural event (“The Devil in the White City” from Erik Larson brilliantly communicates the vibrancy of the preparation of the Exposition). On October 9, 1893,…
  • Jul 30

    No Thank

    No Thank
    Ask any lawyer “How are you doing?” and invariably the response includes a comment to the effect of “I’m too busy.” Being overly busy seems to be a kind of occupational hazard for lawyers. Many of us possess a…
Rank this Week: 43