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Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Covers common problems encountered by residents and their families aat nursing homes and assisted living facilities. By Jonathan Rosenfeld.

http://www.nursinghomesabuseblog.com/
  • Dec 17

    Nursing Home Workers Must Be Prepared to Clear Blocked Feeding Tube

    Nursing Home Workers Must Be Prepared to Clear Blocked Feeding Tube
    Serious complications can arise when nursing home workers do not effectively clear clogged feeding tubes inserted into the stomach or small intestine of their patients. For many elderly individuals, feeding tubes offer significant benefits as…
  • Dec 10

    New Law Allows Families To Make Complaints About Illinois Nursing Home

    New Law Allows Families To Make Complaints About Illinois Nursing Home
    According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, numerous elderly members of society suffer from physical, emotional, mental and verbal abuse every year. The NCEA posts statistics on elder abuse that are readily available to the public. The…
  • Dec 3

    Nutrition Overlooked When Caring For Bed Sore Patient

    Nutrition Overlooked When Caring For Bed Sore Patient
    Elder abuse is a widespread issue in American society. Unfortunately, nursing homes often sacrifice the care of senior citizens in their quest to become profitable entities. Even more unfortunate is the fact that abuse is often an…
Rank this Week: 204

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Dec 17

    “Brian Sinclair Did Not Have to Die”

    “Brian Sinclair Did Not Have to Die”
    Brian Lloyd Sinclair died in September 2008 in the emergency department waiting room of Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre at the age of 45. He was pronounced dead in the early hours of September 21, 2008 after he had spent some 34…
  • Dec 17

    Avoiding Communications Claims in Litigation

    Avoiding Communications Claims in Litigation
    No matter what the area of practice, the number one source of claims at LAWPRO is a breakdown in communication between the lawyer and client. Between 2008 and 2013, nearly 4,600 communications claims – an average of 762 a year –…
  • Dec 17

    Should the ICC Do Anything About CIA Torture?

    Should the ICC Do Anything About CIA Torture?
    It shouldn’t come as any surprise to you that, before December 2014, the United States tortured its detainees. However, when the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released a 525-page excerpt of its findings on the US detainee…
Rank this Week: 43

Wall of Separation

Wall of Separation

From the Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation
Rank this Week: 977

Environmental Crimes Blog

Environmental Crimes Blog

Covers environmental crimes and enforcement, from pre-trial to trial strategy. By Walter D. James III.

http://environmentalblog.typepad.com/environmental_crimes_blog/
  • Dec 17

    John Cruden

    John Cruden
    John Cruden has finally been confirmed as the new Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division. In his statement announcing the confirmation, Eric Holder praised John: “John has already devoted more than…
  • Oct 29

    The Beginning of an Investigation

    The Beginning of an Investigation
    The first time the regulated community ever finds out about an investigation is when an inspection is conducted or a search warrant is executed. Here is a brief description of the statutory requirements that set out the various…
  • Aug 5

    The Blog is Moving!!

    The Blog is Moving!!
    I am now posting to my blog from my website at www.jamespllc.com. More later. As always, feel free to contact me at walter.james@jamespllc.com WDJiii
Rank this Week: 585

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Dec 17

    A Definite End to Indefinite Detention Is Within Reach

    A Definite End to Indefinite Detention Is Within Reach
    This piece originally appeared in Foreign Policy on December 10, 2014. On his first full day in office as president, Barack Obama signed an executive order to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Nearly six years later, his…
  • Dec 16

    The Reign of Terror Ends at LA County Jail

    The Reign of Terror Ends at LA County Jail
    For many years there's been an entrenched culture of savage deputy-on-inmate violence Los Angeles County Jails – violence as extreme as anything we've seen in decades of investigating some of the most notorious jails and prisons in the…
  • Dec 16

    Detained for the Holiday

    Detained for the Holiday
    This fall, Zadia* and her son Jose* came to the United States to escape years of physical abuse by her common-law husband. With the help of members of their church, Zadia and Jose fled Honduras. But rather than find refuge, they have been…
Rank this Week: 88

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Dec 17

    The Developing Law of Rotating Credit Group

    The Developing Law of Rotating Credit Group
    Here's a quick summary for how rotating credit groups work, drawn from Eric Posner's thoughts about them in The Regulation of Groups: The Influence of Legal and Non-Legal Sanctions on Collective Action, 63 U. Chi. L. Rev. 133, 169-70 (1996):…
  • Dec 17

    The Price is Right

    The Price is Right
    December marks the start of the season for faculty job offers – as few and far between as they may be in this economy. On the “old” days, salaries and perks were likely much more flexible. Is there much room for negotiation, or will…
  • Dec 17

    Suk, "The Trouble with Teaching Rape Law"

    Suk, "The Trouble with Teaching Rape Law"
    Adding to the conversation about teaching and testing on controversial or emotionally charged subjects, here is Jeannie Suk (Harvard) this week in The New Yorker. (H/T: My FIU colleague Eric Carpenter). Of course, sexual assault fits into the…
Rank this Week: 32

Maryland Injury Lawsuit…

Maryland Injury Lawsuit Information Center

Covers medical malpractice, personal injury verdicts, truck accidents, and uninsured motorists. By Miller & Zois, LLC.

http://www.marylandinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 17

    Pre-Death Pain and Suffering | Required Proof in Maryland

    Pre-Death Pain and Suffering | Required Proof in Maryland
    Many years ago, a jury awarded my partner Laura Zois’ client $4 million in a survival action claim.  The sole evidence — the SOLE evidence — presented to the jury was that the decedent said “Oh s—!”…
  • Nov 17

    New Maryland Appellate Opinion | Asphalt and Concrete Services v. Perry

    New Maryland Appellate Opinion | Asphalt and Concrete Services v. Perry
    The Maryland Court of Special Appeals handed down an interesting opinion in Asphalt and Concrete Services v. Perry, reversing a half million dollar verdict.  This case is a cautionary tale for lawyers who want to get every possible thing…
  • Nov 3

    Judge Decides to Ignore Cap in Non-Economic Damage

    Judge Decides to Ignore Cap in Non-Economic Damage
    Last month in a medical malpractice case in Milwaukee, a judge did something pretty amazing.  Here is the setup.  A woman has both her arms and legs amputated as a result of a Strep A infection and the treatment she received…
Rank this Week: 874

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

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

    Another 1,000 words on the ObamaTax

    Another 1,000 words on the ObamaTax
    Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Dec 16

    Chanukkah 2014/5775

    Chanukkah 2014/5775
    Tonight, we begin the 8-day long celebration of The Festival of Lights, Chanukkah. As everyone knows, this holiday commemorates the time, in ages past, that a candle with but one day's oil burned for over a week.Except, it doesn't and it…
  • Dec 15

    Nothing like a hard and fast deadline...

    Nothing like a hard and fast deadline...
    At 1:51 this afternoon, an email arrived from CoveredCA keeping enrollment open until Midnight, December 21.  I'm not really surprised, given the number of error messages I saw while trying to enroll people. URGENT! You Have…
Rank this Week: 120

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/
  • Dec 17

    Drag Race Death Leads To Suspension And, Now, Reinstatement

    Drag Race Death Leads To Suspension And, Now, Reinstatement
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has reinstated an attorney convicted of felony manslaughter and misdemeanor DUI On December 22, 2007, Morgan and his best friend and law partner, Andre Carolina, were having a few drinks after work. At one point…
  • Dec 17

    A Partner You Wouldn't Want To Have

    A Partner You Wouldn't Want To Have
    An attorney who defaulted on allegations that he had misappropriated over $100,000 due to his law firm was disbarred by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department. The Departmental Disciplinary Committee seeks an order…
  • Dec 17

    The Same Brief Times 31

    The Same Brief Times 31
    The Ohio Supreme Court has imposed a stayed two-year suspension of an attorney who had filed the identical brief in 31 of 35 criminal appeals: Since being admitted to the bar in 2001, respondent has been a solo practitioner. In...
Rank this Week: 249

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Presents news and decisions on German criminal law. By Dr. Bottner.

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
  • Dec 17

    Legale Nacktaufnahmen von Kindern können Hausdurchsuchung rechtfertigen

    Legale Nacktaufnahmen von Kindern können Hausdurchsuchung rechtfertigen
    Eine Wohnungsdurchsuchung benötigt lediglich einen Anfangsverdacht. Dieser wird in der Praxis schnell von den Gerichten angenommen. Die Wohnung dient als Rückzugsort des Einzelnen und unterliegt daher dem besonderen Schutz der…
  • Dec 9

    Freispruch für Karl Dall vom Vorwurf der Vergewaltigung

    Freispruch für Karl Dall vom Vorwurf der Vergewaltigung
    Der deutsche Komiker wurde bereits am ersten Verhandlungstag freigesprochen. Die Beweislage reichte für eine Verurteilung nicht aus. Der Komiker und Fernsehmoderator Karl Dall stand heute in Zürich wegen des Vorwurfs der…
  • Nov 25

    Gefährliche Körperverletzung durch Notwehr gerechtfertigt – Staatsanwaltschaft legt Berufung ein

    Gefährliche Körperverletzung durch Notwehr gerechtfertigt – Staatsanwaltschaft legt Berufung ein
    Der Rapper und Jurastudent „Kollegah“ wurde vor wenigen Tagen vom Vorwurf der gefährlichen Körperverletzung (§ 224 StGB) freigesprochen. Das Gericht konnte nicht ausschließen, dass der bekannte Musiker in…
Rank this Week: 395

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    ** Update ** One Vehicle Crash Eastbound I86 near the Airport Way Exit 56

    ** Update ** One Vehicle Crash Eastbound I86 near the Airport Way Exit 56
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Dec 17

    One Vehicle Crash Eastbound I86 near the Airport Way Exit 56

    One Vehicle Crash Eastbound I86 near the Airport Way Exit 56
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Dec 16

    Idaho State Police and FBI Make Arrest for 1st Degree Murder in the Death of Joshua Reddington

    Idaho State Police and FBI Make Arrest for 1st Degree Murder in the Death of Joshua Reddington
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE Teresa Baker Public Information Officer Headquarters 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642 (208) 884-7122 Fax (208) 884-7087 For Immediate Release: 12/16/14 at 3:19 p.m. MERIDIAN - Detectives with the Idaho…
Rank this Week: 74

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Dec 17

    Furman Fellowship Opportunity at NYU

    Furman Fellowship Opportunity at NYU
    NYU Furman Center Legal Research Fellowship The Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at New York University invites applications for a post-graduate legal fellowship. The Furman Center, jointly housed at NYU’s School of Law and…
  • Dec 12

    Agglomerama--Fennell on Cities' Participant Assembly Problem

    Agglomerama--Fennell on Cities' Participant Assembly Problem
    Lee Fennell (Chicago) has posted Agglomerama, __ BYU L. Rev __ (forthcoming). In it, she examines how cities attract the right mix of residents and businesses to maximize social value. She takes a look at a number of possible ways...
  • Dec 11

    Urban Decay Theory v. Broken Windows Theory

    Urban Decay Theory v. Broken Windows Theory
    Brent White (Arizona) , Simone Sepe (Arizona) and Saura Masconale (AZ-Gov't & PP) have published Urban Decay, Austerity, and the Rule of Law, 64. Emory L.J. 1 (2014). In the article, the authors offer a "make 'gov', not war"…
Rank this Week: 266

Pace Law Library Blog

Pace Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, environmental law, immigration law, international law, law and technology, as well as special posts for law students, legal research and writing, and professional responsibility.

http://library.blogs.law.pace.edu/
  • Dec 17

    Legal Writing Resources at Pace

    Legal Writing Resources at Pace
    Legal writing – one of the skills law students begin to practice as soon as they start a law school – is a skill requiring continuous practice. Check out the Pace Law Library’s collection of resources offering legal…
  • Dec 10

    New Additions to Our Law in Film Collection

    New Additions to Our Law in Film Collection
    The Pace Law Library has a growing Law in Film Collection. The following are some of the most recent additions to this collection, which is located on the main level of the library in our student lounge. All our patrons with borrowing…
  • Dec 8

    Tracing Federal Regulation

    Tracing Federal Regulation
    Legislative history research can be a difficult process, but finding historical information on federal rules and regulations can stump even experienced researchers. In Custodia Legis, the blog of the Law Library of Congress, recently…
Rank this Week: 695

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Dec 17

    Spending Bill Denies Funding for Federal Medical Marijuana Raids in Approved State

    Spending Bill Denies Funding for Federal Medical Marijuana Raids in Approved State
    Thanks to the passing of a little known amendmment inserted via amendment into the omnibus spending bill by by sponsors Rep. Dana Rorsbacher and Samm Farr, the DEA will be unable to conduct medical marijuana raids in states that allow…
  • Dec 17

    Wednesday Open Thread

    Wednesday Open Thread
    Your turn. Our last open thread is full. All topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Dec 16

    Roman Polanski Files Motion to Close L.A. Case

    Roman Polanski Files Motion to Close L.A. Case
    Roman Polanski, now represented by Alan Dershowitz, among others, has filed a motion to close his Los Angeles case once and for all. The request by Mr. Dershowitz to represent Mr. Polanski opened what promises to be a broad legal…
Rank this Week: 2

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Dec 17

    John Yoo: If the Torture Report Is True, CIA Officers Are at Legal Risk - The Atlantic

    John Yoo: If the Torture Report Is True, CIA Officers Are at Legal Risk - The Atlantic
    In a little-noticed CNN interview, John Yoo, a primary author of the torture memos, took a surprising position. Although the former Office of Legal Counsel lawyer isn't sure that the Senate torture report is accurate, he says that if all...
  • Dec 17

    Michael B. Mukasey: The CIA Interrogations Followed the Law - WSJ

    Michael B. Mukasey: The CIA Interrogations Followed the Law - WSJ
    Considering that the now-abolished Central Intelligence Agency interrogation program adopted in the wake of 9/11 was intended to protect the U.S. from another deadly attack, it is stunning to hear those now criticizing the program issue the…
  • Dec 16

    The Hideous Unknown of H.P. Lovecraft by Charles Baxter | The New York Review of Book

    The Hideous Unknown of H.P. Lovecraft by Charles Baxter | The New York Review of Book
    The effectiveness of Lovecraft’s fiction has little to do with its purely literary qualities, which are minimal (Michel Houellebecq claimed that Lovecraft’s work was “not really literary”), but with another feature…
Rank this Week: 134

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

Seeks to inform the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law community about key legal education, research, practice, and law library news, with a particular focus on Cuyahoga County and Ohio as well as faculty research interests.

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • Dec 17

    Secrecy in Execution Could be Ohio Law Today

    Secrecy in Execution Could be Ohio Law Today
    Gov. Kasich today is expected to sign a bill today to legislation allowing lethal-injection secrecy, “compounding pharmacies” will acquire special status under Ohio law. The Bill is House Bill 663. To read the text of the bill,…
  • Dec 15

    Net Gens as 1L

    Net Gens as 1L
    After the Millennials come the Net Gens, those individuals born at the earliest in the mid-1990s. By fall 2015, the oldest Net Gens will be starting law school. What unique opportunities and challenges will this cohort face as 1Ls? Mary Ann…
  • Dec 15

    This just in: Careers in Sports Law

    This just in: Careers in Sports Law
    Are you interested in working in sports law?  Check out Careers in Sports Law by Marc Edelman and Geoffrey Christopher Rapp. Sports lawyers advise leagues and teams on a host of legal and compliance issues. Sports lawyers help…
Rank this Week: 610

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

Provides updates and trends in Pennsylvania civil litigation law. By Daniel E. Cummins.

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Dec 17

    "Did Your Attorney Refer You to that Doctor?"

    "Did Your Attorney Refer You to that Doctor?"
    A Dynamic Duo(Could be on either side of the bar)In a recent Delaware County Court of Common Pleas decision in the case of English v. Stepchin, No. CP-23-CV-786-2014, 101 Del. 424 (C.P. Del. Co. Nov. 12, 2014 Kenney, P.J.), President Judge…
  • Dec 16

    PA Supreme Court Upholds Assignment of Rights in Excess Bad Faith Claim

    PA Supreme Court Upholds Assignment of Rights in Excess Bad Faith Claim
    Tort Talkers may recall previous posts on the case of Allstate Ins. Co. v. Wolfe, in which the Pennsylvania Supreme Court accepted an issue to review on certification of a matter from the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals who was seeking…
  • Dec 15

    Dated UIM Rejection Form Signed by Insured Valid Even Though Insured Was Not the One Who Dated It

    Dated UIM Rejection Form Signed by Insured Valid Even Though Insured Was Not the One Who Dated It
    Can't Go For ThatIn a December 10, 2014 Memorandum Opinion out of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in the case of Lieb v. Allstate Prop. And Cas. Ins. Co., NO. 14-4225 (E.D. Pa. Dec. 10, 2014 Rufe, J.), the…
Rank this Week: 588

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
Rank this Week: 632

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

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

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Dec 17

    Chelsea Manning: ‘Why speaking out is worth the risk’

    Chelsea Manning: ‘Why speaking out is worth the risk’
    From her prison cell in Kansas, Chelsea Manning tells Amnesty International why speaking out against injustice can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
  • Dec 16

    An Obligation to Seek Justice for CIA Torture

    An Obligation to Seek Justice for CIA Torture
    The Senate torture report alleges several grave abuses – such as use of rectal feeding and rehydration in the absence of medical necessity – that were not authorized by even the dubious legal memos, and thus do not fit the…
  • Dec 15

    Racial Profiling: The Devil is in the Details…or the Footnotes.

    Racial Profiling: The Devil is in the Details…or the Footnotes.
    On December 8, 2014, the Department of Justice released its revised “Guidance on the Use of Race” by law enforcement officials.  Just in time for Human Rights Day (and you thought the feds only cared about the Constitution).…
Rank this Week: 37

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

Dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. From Information Today, Inc.

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Dec 17

    Man returns statue 43 years overdue

    Man returns statue 43 years overdue
    “Nearly 43 years ago, a young boy borrowed a small marble sculpture from the Rochester Central Library to help him through dark times. This weekend, the statue came full circle when it returned to its original home. The childhood of…
  • Dec 17

    Archiving Shakespeare, Dickens, R. Crumb

    Archiving Shakespeare, Dickens, R. Crumb
    “It may not say much for my literary tastes. But among the 35,000 items and 2,000 linear feet of archives in the New York Public Library’s Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, the one that…
  • Dec 17

    Can Wikipedia Disrupt News As It Did Encyclopedias?

    Can Wikipedia Disrupt News As It Did Encyclopedias?
    “Wikipedia revolutionized the way people amass information. It provides a free, one-stop shop for the Internet’s collective knowledge on any given topic. Now, one of the site’s founders, Larry Sanger, is launching a…
Rank this Week: 330

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Covers library acquisitions, book talks, and administrative news.

http://library.law.yale.edu/news
  • Dec 17

    Winter Break

    Winter Break
    As we approach the winter break, a few details about using the library: Library Hours: We’ve extended our usual winter break opening hours. Hours for the break can be found here…
  • Dec 10

    Researching Race & Social Justice: Resources in the Yale Library System

    Researching Race & Social Justice: Resources in the Yale Library System
    There are thousands of resources at Yale to support your research on historical and contemporary race and social justice in the U.S. and beyond. The Lillian Goldman Law Library holds hundreds of social justice titles, including seminal works…
  • Dec 9

    Library Tip: Quicksearch -- Search across MORRIS and Orbi

    Library Tip: Quicksearch -- Search across MORRIS and Orbi
    Dear Students:
Rank this Week: 545

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 9

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    the intersection of FTC US origin guidelines and the Lanham Act

    the intersection of FTC US origin guidelines and the Lanham Act
    A.P. Deauville, LLC v. Arion Perfume and Beauty, Inc., No. C14-03343, 2014 WL 7140041 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 12, 2014) Deauville sued Arion for false advertising and unfair competition, and Arion counterclaimed.  This opinion granted in part…
  • Dec 15

    Is a bigger sucker a protected consumer?

    Is a bigger sucker a protected consumer?
    Securian Financial Group, Inc. v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 2014 WL 6911100, No. 11–2957 (D. Minn. Dec. 8, 2014)How sophisticated can you be and still be a consumer for the purpose of consumer protection law?  Pretty sophisticated,…
  • Dec 15

    restrictions on lawyer ads touting past results unconstitutional

    restrictions on lawyer ads touting past results unconstitutional
    Rubenstein v. Florida Bar, No. 14–CIV–20786, 2014 WL 6979574 (S.D. Fla. Dec. 9, 2014)Florida bars attorney advertising from referring to past results, which a Bar task force held in 1997 were inherently misleading to laypeople,…
Rank this Week: 103

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

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

    Shaviro: The Case for 1986-Style Corporate Tax Reform

    Shaviro: The Case for 1986-Style Corporate Tax Reform
    Daniel N. Shaviro (NYU), Evaluating the Case for 1986-Style Corporate Tax Reform, 145 Tax Notes 1267 (Dec. 15, 2014): Shaviro explores the relationship between taxing corporate income at the entity level and the difficulties in evaluating…
  • Dec 17

    Harvard Law Prof: Are Today's Students Too Sensitive to Study Rape Law?

    Harvard Law Prof: Are Today's Students Too Sensitive to Study Rape Law?
    The New Yorker: The Trouble With Teaching Rape Law, by Jeanne Suk (Harvard): I magine a medical student who is training to be a surgeon but who fears that he’ll become distressed if he sees or handles blood. What should his instructors do?…
  • Dec 17

    Seto: More on the 2016 New Lawyer Job Projection

    Seto: More on the 2016 New Lawyer Job Projection
    TaxProf Blog op-ed: More on the 2016 New Lawyer Job Projections, by Theodore P. Seto (Loyola-L.A.): On Dec. 10, Matt Leichter published a response to my TaxProf Blog op-ed of Nov. 19 analyzing new Bureau of Labor Statistics projections of the…
Rank this Week: 20

Antitrust Today

Antitrust Today

Covers antitrust issues both domestically and abroad. By Constantine Cannon LLP.

http://www.antitrusttoday.com
  • Dec 17

    European Commission Seeks To Stamp Out Envelope Cartel With Fines Totaling 19.48 Million Euro

    European Commission Seeks To Stamp Out Envelope Cartel With Fines Totaling 19.48 Million Euro
    A View from Constantine Cannon’s London Office By Ana Rojo Prada and Richard Pike The European Commission has announced that it has imposed fines totaling 19.48 million euros on five European envelope producers for coordinating prices…
  • Nov 12

    Net Neutrality – What’s In A Name?

    Net Neutrality – What’s In A Name?
    By Robert Schwartz Although President Obama has endorsed a specific approach to “net neutrality” – the principle that Internet service providers should treat all data on the Internet equally – the debate over whether…
  • Oct 30

    European Commission Hits Telecoms With Fines Of 70 Million Euros For Abusing Slovak Broadband Market

    European Commission Hits Telecoms With Fines Of 70 Million Euros For Abusing Slovak Broadband Market
    A View from Constantine Cannon’s London Office By Yulia Tosheva and James Ashe-Taylor The European Commission has signalled that it is not dialing down its scrutiny of the telecommunications sector by imposing fines totalling 70…
Rank this Week: 463

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

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

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

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, December 17, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Christian law school to fight decision to deny accreditationOntario fails to track complaints against Crown attorneys - Toronto StarWalmart ordered to pay $188 million for cutting…
  • Dec 16

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

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, December 16, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Harper government names a slew of new federal judges, but none for Ontario despite 31 vacanciesThe evolution of fraudulent conveyance – Indcondo v. Sloan - Lexology Sony…
  • Dec 12

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, December 12, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, December 12, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Multibillion-dollar Quebec lawsuit against Big Tobacco now in the hands of judge Bank of America ordered to pay Florida couple $1M for harassing them with 700 collections…
Rank this Week: 97

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Covers traffic ticket laws and news. By Matthew J. Weiss.

http://nytrafficticket.com/blog/
  • Dec 17

    Traffic Violations Bureau Held Not A Court

    Traffic Violations Bureau Held Not A Court
    In a recent decision, Acting Bronx Supreme Court Justice Miriam Best ruled in People v. Serrano that the Traffic Violations Bureau is not a court for purposes of the attachment of double jeopardy. In Serrano, the defendant was found guilty by…
  • Nov 6

    New York’s New Cell Phone Law

    New York’s New Cell Phone Law
    Effective Saturday, November 8, 2014, the penalties and fines for tickets for illegally using a cell phone and texting-while-driving will increase. The new law increases the maximum fines for texting and talking while driving. The maximum…
  • Oct 15

    NYC’s 25 MPH Speed Limit

    NYC’s 25 MPH Speed Limit
    Question:  When there are no speed signs posted on a New York City street or stretch of roadway, how fast can you drive?  If you answered 30 mph, you’d be right until November 7th.  On that date, the un-posted speed limit…
Rank this Week: 501

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Dec 17

    News Roundup — December 17, 2014

    News Roundup — December 17, 2014
    CanadaSecurities regulators concerned about lost equity flow, Reuters'Respectful use' of Rehtaeh Parsons' name will not be prosecuted under publication ban: Justice minister, Chronicle HeraldNew rules across North America will ensure…
  • Dec 17

    It’s raining judges in Ontario

    It’s raining judges in Ontario
    Late Tuesday, Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced 22 appointments to the bench in Ontario. Of those, 17 are new appointments and many of them are Crowns, former Crowns, or government lawyers. Ontario had the largest number of unfilled…
  • Dec 16

    No question, running stop signs is just negligent driving: judge

    No question, running stop signs is just negligent driving: judge
    A recent decision by the Court of Appeal for Ontario is being viewed as a welcome gift to municipalities who have felt “under siege” by road claims.Kirk Boggs, an insurance lawyer with Lerners LLP says the Fordham v.…
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Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
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Law Blog

Law Blog

Covers law and business and the business of law. By the Wall Street Journal.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
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UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
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Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    New Online Sources on the New Deal

    New Online Sources on the New Deal
    [Legal historians of taxation and immigration rejoice: the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library has just put on line the digitized Morgenthau Diaries and Press Conferences and the records of the War Refuge Board.  From the press release:]FDR…
  • Dec 16

    The Berger-Howe Legal History Fellowship

    The Berger-Howe Legal History Fellowship
    [We have the following announcement.]Harvard Law School invites applications for the Berger-Howe Legal History Fellowship for the academic year 2015-16.  Eligible applicants include those who have a first law degree, who have completed…
  • Dec 16

    New Release: Lee on the History of Academic Freedom at American Universitie

    New Release: Lee on the History of Academic Freedom at American Universitie
    New from Lexington Books: Academic Freedom at American Universities: Constitutional Rights, Professional Norms, and Contractual Duties (November 2014), by Phillip Lee (University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law). A…
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The United States Agricultural…

The United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog

Covers agricultural law and policy news. By the American Agricultural Law Association.

http://www.agandfoodlaw.com/
  • Dec 17

    Two Indicted in Organic Tomato Farm Case, Multiple Fraud Charge

    Two Indicted in Organic Tomato Farm Case, Multiple Fraud Charge
    Posted December 17, 2014 The Alabama Securities Commission has indicted James Albert Lawhorne and Jacqueline Wilson in multiple counts of stock fraud, according to an article by Alabama Media Group available here. WAFF also published an…
  • Dec 16

    Michigan Governor Abolished Local Food Systems Council

    Michigan Governor Abolished Local Food Systems Council
    Posted December 16, 2014 Michigan Governor Rick Snyder abolished a council that supported local food systems and agricultural diversity, according to an Inquisitr article available here.Governor Jennifer Granholm established the Michigan Food…
  • Dec 16

    Wisconsin Supreme Court Denied Raw Milk Case

    Wisconsin Supreme Court Denied Raw Milk Case
    Posted December 16, 2014 Vernon Hershberger, Sauk County dairy farmer, will not appear in front of Wisconsin Supreme Court for his 2013 conviction for selling raw milk, according to a Wisconsin Ag Connection article available here. Wisconsin…
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Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Dec 17

    New Study Shows Real Risks of Raw Milk Consumption

    New Study Shows Real Risks of Raw Milk Consumption
    A new study finds that between 2010 and 2012, five percent of all U.S. food-borne outbreaks with a known source were tied to raw milk.  The research is in the... Continue Reading
  • Dec 15

    Georgia Cheese Recalled Due to Salmonella

    Georgia Cheese Recalled Due to Salmonella
    Flat Creek Farm & Dairy of Swainsboro, GA has recalled 3 lots of cheese with lot codes 140802XAZ (Aztec Cheddar), 140702XAZ (Low Country Gouda voluntary recall) and 140725XGO (Aztec Cheddar... Continue Reading
  • Dec 14

    Morbidity, Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) for 49th Week of 2014

    Morbidity, Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) for 49th Week of 2014
    The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Often called “the voice of CDC,” the MMWR series is the... Continue Reading
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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/
  • Dec 17

    On the limits of citations and arrests for combating panhandling and homelessness in San Antonio

    On the limits of citations and arrests for combating panhandling and homelessness in San Antonio
    An opinion column by John Brodesky in the Express-News (Dec. 12) lamented the limits of citations and arrests for dealing with panhandling and homelessness in downtown San Antonio. The article opened:In its never-ending war on panhandling,…
  • Dec 17

    Liberating turn in coastal bend saga: Hannah Overton free on bail

    Liberating turn in coastal bend saga: Hannah Overton free on bail
    A trial judge ordered Hannah Overton released on bail yesterday after spending five years in prison for allegedly poisoning her foster son with salt. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in September overturned her conviction but a bail…
  • Dec 16

    Resources for tracking activity, bills during the 84th Texas Legislature

    Resources for tracking activity, bills during the 84th Texas Legislature
    I've done this before, but as we approach Texas' 84th legislative session in January, Grits thought it prudent to iterate a few handy sources for those following the action from outside the pink dome.Capitol website: Search by bill number or…
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Wait A Second!

Wait A Second!

Covers civil rights opinions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. By Bergstein & Ullrich, LLP.

http://secondcircuitcivilrights.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Suicide note was in "plain view"

    Suicide note was in "plain view"
    The Court of Appeals grants summary judgment to police officers who seized a suicide note that was in plain view after the entered the house following a 911 call. Even if the police could have handled things better, they are entitled to…
  • Dec 15

    Court of Appeals upholds huge sanctions award against plaintiff

    Court of Appeals upholds huge sanctions award against plaintiff
    The plaintiff alleged that the police subjected him to excessive force. The plaintiff survived a motion for summary judgment and the case went to trial. The jury found for the police officers. But the case did not end then and there. Arguing…
  • Dec 12

    No pretext, no case.

    No pretext, no case.
    Another tutorial from the Court of Appeals tells us what it takes to win an employment discrimination case, and how hard it is to prove that the employer's reason for firing the plaintiff is a pretext.The case is Mathew v. North Shore Long…
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ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Dec 17

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Lindsey D. Blanchard, Charitable Nonprofits' Use of Noncompetition Agreements: Having the Best of Both Worlds, 44 Golden Gate U. L. Rev. 277 (2014) Wenqing Liao, Efficient Breach in the Common European Sales Law, 41 Syracuse J. Int'l L. &…
  • Dec 16

    Call for Applications: Project on the Foundations of Private Law

    Call for Applications: Project on the Foundations of Private Law
    Harvard Law School POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP, 2015-2017 PURPOSE: The Project on the Foundations of Private Law is an interdisciplinary research program at Harvard Law School dedicated to scholarly research in private law. Applicants should be…
  • Dec 15

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 451 Use and Perception of International Commercial Mediation and Conciliation: A Preliminary Report on Issues Relating to the Proposed…
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Un blog pour l'information…

Un blog pour l'information juridique

By Emmanuel Barthe.

http://www.precisement.org/blog/
  • Dec 17

    Mettre ses fichiers ou ceux d'un groupe dans le cloud : quelle application choisir ?

    Mettre ses fichiers ou ceux d'un groupe dans le cloud : quelle application choisir ?
    J'ai dû récemment choisir la solution de cloud — non seulement stockage et partage de fichiers mais aussi communication — à retenir pour un groupe de 15 personnes devant travailler activement ensemble. Une…
  • Dec 17

    Guide FNUJA de l'avocat et du numérique

    Guide FNUJA de l'avocat et du numérique
    Notre collègue Carole Guelfucci signale cette parution : Guide de l'avocat & du numérique 2014-2015 / Commission Nouvelles technologies FNUJA, 1ère éd., 25 pages (mis en ligne le 17 novembre 2014). En…
  • Dec 12

    10 conseils pour mieux référencer votre site dans Google ... et ailleur

    10 conseils pour mieux référencer votre site dans Google ... et ailleur
    Vous avez créé votre site ou votre blog et vous voulez éviter qu'il soit noyé dans la masse. Ou bien vous voulez développer sérieusement l'audience de votre site existant. Au minimum, vous voulez…
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Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Today Lawrence Brose will be sentenced.…

    Today Lawrence Brose will be sentenced. Here is my story for The Public about what has happened so far, and what we might expect.
  • Dec 12

    One of the concepts that underlies my…

    One of the concepts that underlies my Lawyers in Movies project is that we frequently misapprehend who the real heroes of the Law are. In many ways I believe that the story of America is a story about the Law. Part of what distinguishes the…
  • Dec 10

    Sometimes I wonder just how many lies…

    Sometimes I wonder just how many lies Americans can believe about themselves, and when I do I am never happy with the answer I come up with. Frankly, the Senate's report about CIA torture is not even the worst of it-- it sounds to me as…
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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/
  • Dec 17

    Jeannie Suk On Teaching Rape Law

    Jeannie Suk On Teaching Rape Law
    She's got an interesting piece up, The Trouble with Teaching Rape Law, over at the New Yorker. I think almost every crim prof spends some time strategizing about whether, and how, to address the crime of rape. Many don't teach...
  • Dec 17

    Jim Gardner Named Interim Dean Of Buffalo Law

    Jim Gardner Named Interim Dean Of Buffalo Law
    Professor James Gardner of SUNY Buffalo School of Law has been named interim dean of the law school, succeeding Makau Mutua. He takes over at the end of the month. Gardner served as vice-dean from 2005-12.
  • Dec 16

    Scalia and Torture

    Scalia and Torture
    I have posted an article on Salon about Justice Antonin Scalia's recent comments on torture. The title is Scalia's Torture Debacle, and the link is here. Here are the opening paragraphs: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia cannot bring…
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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/
  • Dec 17

    Call for Papers: Deep Disagreements at Humboldt

    Call for Papers: Deep Disagreements at Humboldt
    Call for Papers International Conference Humboldt-Universität Berlin June 11-12, 2015 Deep Disagreement: Philosophical and Legal Perspectives Many disagreements that are central to political, social, ideological or religious conflicts can…
  • Dec 17

    Mazzone on Multilevel Governance & Human Right

    Mazzone on Multilevel Governance & Human Right
    Jason Mazzone (University of Illinois College of Law) has posted The Rise and Fall of Human Rights: A Sceptical Account of Multilevel Governance (Cambridge Journal of International & Comparative Law, vol. 3, issue 3 (2014)) on SSRN. Here…
  • Dec 17

    Piñeiro & Kramer on Private International Law & Global Governance

    Piñeiro & Kramer on Private International Law & Global Governance
    Laura Carballo Piñeiro (University of Santiago de Compostela) & Xandra E. Kramer (Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Erasmus School of Law) has posted The Role of Private International Law in Contemporary Society: Global Governance as a…
Rank this Week: 16

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoduilawyerblog.net/
  • Dec 17

    Illinois Continues to Enforce DUI 'Trace' Law Despite Calls for Change

    Illinois Continues to Enforce DUI 'Trace' Law Despite Calls for Change
    As part of its DUI statute, Illinois has a provision that provides that any amount of cannabis or controlled substance in a driver's system may be the basis for a DUI charge. This is the only part of Illinois DUI law that permits a charge of…
  • Dec 10

    Seven DUI Arrests During Kane County's "No Refusal" Enforcement

    Seven DUI Arrests During Kane County's "No Refusal" Enforcement
    The most recent "no refusal" crackdown in Kane County, which took place the night before Thanksgiving, resulted in seven DUI arrests. The Illinois State Police, the Kane County Sheriff's Police and thirteen municipal departments participated…
  • Nov 21

    Illinois Drug-Related DUI Law Must Change

    Illinois Drug-Related DUI Law Must Change
    Current Illinois law allows a driver to be charged with DUI based on a trace of illegal drugs in their system. This is true regardless of impairment and even if the drug was used weeks earlier. The Illinois State Bar Association is…
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The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Dec 17

    Takeaways from the Past Year of SEC Private Equity Enforcement

    Takeaways from the Past Year of SEC Private Equity Enforcement
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from John J. Sikora, partner in the Litigation Department at Latham & Watkins LLP, and is based on a Latham & Watkins publication authored by Mr. Sikora and Nabil Sabki. After a year of…
  • Dec 17

    When Are Powerful CEOs Beneficial?

    When Are Powerful CEOs Beneficial?
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Minwen Li and Yao Lu, both of the Department of Finance at Tsinghua University, and Gordon Phillips, Professor of Finance at the University of Southern California. In our paper, CEOs and…
  • Dec 16

    Second Circuit Overturns Insider Trading Conviction

    Second Circuit Overturns Insider Trading Conviction
    Editor's Note: John F. Savarese is a partner in the Litigation Department of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. This post is based on a Wachtell Lipton firm memorandum by Mr. Savarese, Wayne M. Carlin, and David B. Anders. Earlier today…
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Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Dec 17

    Guest Blogger Professor Rebecca Dresser: The Value of Role Reversal

    Guest Blogger Professor Rebecca Dresser: The Value of Role Reversal
    Not so long ago, medical researchers had a habit of using themselves as guinea pigs. Many scientists saw self-experimentation as the most ethical way to try out their ideas. By going first, researchers could test their hypotheses and see…
  • Dec 12

    Published This Week

    Published This Week
    David Bardey, Philippe De Donder, Cesar Mantilla, Adverse Selection vs Discrimination Risk with Genetic Testing. An Experimental Approach, SSRN. Bernadette M. McSherry, Mental Health Laws: Where to from Here?, 40 Monash U. L. Rev.175 (2014).
  • Dec 10

    Guest Blogger Professor Rebecca Dresser: Inclusive Research Oversight

    Guest Blogger Professor Rebecca Dresser: Inclusive Research Oversight
    Professionals like researchers, doctors, ethicists, and lawyers are largely responsible for the regulations and ethical guidelines that govern human subject research. Nearly everyone appointed to the groups that develop and apply research…
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Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Can Manager Sign Side Deal with Lead Singer?

    Can Manager Sign Side Deal with Lead Singer?
    Dear Rich: I recently became band manager and I have some questions regarding the contract that we are in the process of negotiating. The lead singer writes all the original material himself so would it make sense, or even be possible to have…
  • Dec 15

    Can I Turn Master and Margarita into Opera?

    Can I Turn Master and Margarita into Opera?
    Mikhail BulgakovDear Rich: I am contemplating composing an opera in English based on The Master and Margarita by the Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov. Bulgakov died in 1940. The Master and Margarita was published posthumously in two parts in…
  • Dec 4

    How Long Can They Use My Photos in Catalog?

    How Long Can They Use My Photos in Catalog?
    Dear Rich: Do I have a right to ask for extra payment if a company is still using my photos from a photoshoot in April 2012. After the photoshoot they made me sign a small paper stating I received a payment of 15,000 pesos. There was no other…
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