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Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Discusses of compliance, conflicts, intake and other risk issues for law firm risk professionals.

http://www.lawfirmrisk.com/
  • Jul 22

    A Couple of Compliance Chronicles: Screens Standing & Waivers Working

    A Couple of Compliance Chronicles: Screens Standing & Waivers Working
    [Note to email readers: We had a mixup with the link to the Paragon white paper yesterday. Here is the correct link -- "Dealing with Client Outside Counsel Guidelines and Other Non-Standard Client Engagement Terms."]Two updates to…
  • Jul 21

    On Managing Client Terms of Business, OCGs and Rules of Engagement

    On Managing Client Terms of Business, OCGs and Rules of Engagement
     Our colleagues at Paragon have written in to note that Gilda Russell (who served as partner and Ethics & Conflicts Counsel to Holland & Knight LLP for fifteen years), has joined their Panel of Preferred Service Providers and…
  • Jul 16

    Upcoming Webinar : Conflicts Management — Focus on IP Matter

    Upcoming Webinar : Conflicts Management — Focus on IP Matter
     At a recent Risk Roundtable, we asked participants which conflicts were most challenging to manage. The response was unanimous: subject matter conflicts associated with IP prosecution and litigation matters.  IP matters often…
Rank this Week: 857

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Former Bank Employee Sentenced for Taking Bribes in Short Sale Scam

    Former Bank Employee Sentenced for Taking Bribes in Short Sale Scam
    Kevin Lauricella, 29, Thousand Oaks, California, a former Bank of America employee was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for taking more than $1.2 million in bribes to approve artificially low-price short sales of properties on which…
  • Jul 21

    Man Jailed for Role in Timeshare Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy

    Man Jailed for Role in Timeshare Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy
    Eric Reilly, 34, Galloway, New Jersey, was sentenced to 36 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $3 million in restitution for conspiring to defraud owners of timeshare properties. The defendant would falsely state he was calling…
  • Jul 21

    Real Estate Developers Plead Guilty to Defrauding Lender

    Real Estate Developers Plead Guilty to Defrauding Lender
    Franklin Thad Harris, 58, and Merlin D. Unruh, 53, both of Grand Junction, Colorado, pled guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Christine M. Arguello to money laundering for submitting false and fraudulent expense documentation, primarily…
Rank this Week: 2

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/
  • Jul 22

    [Jonathan H. Adler] BREAKING — D.C. Circuit strikes down tax credits in federal exchange

    [Jonathan H. Adler] BREAKING — D.C. Circuit strikes down tax credits in federal exchange
    This morning the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit released its much awaited opinion in Halbig v. Burwell.  In a 2-1 opinion, the Court held that the Internal Revenue Service regulation authorizing tax credits in federal…
  • Jul 22

    [David Bernstein] Netanyahu calls for immediate U.S.-Al Qaeda ceasefire

    [David Bernstein] Netanyahu calls for immediate U.S.-Al Qaeda ceasefire
    Here’s a transcript of Netanyahu’s remarks yesterday:  “As I’ve said many times, the United States has a right to defend itself against terrorist attacks from Al Qaeda. And as a result of its war in Afghanistan,…
  • Jul 21

    [Orin Kerr] Remembering Dan Markel

    [Orin Kerr] Remembering Dan Markel
    Ilya earlier noted the death of FSU law professor Dan Markel, who was shot in his home in circumstances that remain frustratingly unclear but now look like an intentional homicide. I originally planned not to post a remembrance, as many…
Rank this Week: 10

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. (Personal Injury, Social Security Disability)

About the ways injured and disabled persons are mistreated by governments and insurance companies.

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Jul 22

    Reducing Automaker Liability Risk in Driverless Car Accidents Advised

    Reducing Automaker Liability Risk in Driverless Car Accidents Advised
    In the National Journal, Alex Brown reports that “by almost any estimate,” automated cars “will save thousands of lives” but the question of who is to be held responsible if a crash occurs remains. Brown says that…
  • Jul 21

    Injured On Vacation? Four Things To Remember If You’re Hurt Abroad

    Injured On Vacation? Four Things To Remember If You’re Hurt Abroad
    When traveling to a foreign country, you probably have more exciting things on your mind than the possibility of being injured. The truth is, you can get injured anywhere, and many popular tourist activities are inherently a little bit…
  • Jul 21

    Surgical Students Less Prepared After Work Hour Restrictions Were Put in Place

    Surgical Students Less Prepared After Work Hour Restrictions Were Put in Place
    This is a little disturbing — do we have to choose between sleep-deprived surgeons or under-prepared surgeons? Reuters reports a new analysis found that surgeons in training have had fewer opportunities to participate in operations…
Rank this Week: 453

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

Covers law firm marketing, including advertising, blogging and sales.

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Jul 22

    Managing Your Social Media to Generate New File

    Managing Your Social Media to Generate New File
    Lawyers spend thousands of dollars to market their websites, yet many may be throwing it all down the drain with an embarrassing social media profile that no client would want to touch with a 10-foot pole. Here's how to keep your social media…
  • Jul 19

    Free Webinar: Generating New Clients for a Personal Injury Law Firm

    Free Webinar: Generating New Clients for a Personal Injury Law Firm
    Thursday, July 24, 2014 12-1pm PT | 1-2pm MT | 2-3pm CT | 3-4pm ET Personal injury is the most competitive practice area in the field of law. PI attorneys spend hundreds of thousands of dollars every month to generate more and…
  • Jul 14

    How Google Decides if You have a Quality Website

    How Google Decides if You have a Quality Website
    The rollout of Google's Panda 4.0 update in May promoted "quality" websites and downgraded "low quality" sites. As a result, some law firm websites saw their organic traffic and search engine rankings drop by 30% to 40%. So what is quality in…
Rank this Week: 913

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

Covers public policy and business issues involving the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    California Stem Cell CEO Randy Mills on Focus and Four-Part Test

    California Stem Cell CEO Randy Mills on Focus and Four-Part Test
    It was a case of CEOs interviewing CEOs.More specifically, it was Robin Smith, head of Neostem, Inc., “grilling” Randy Mills, the new CEO of the $3 billion California stem cell agency. The venue was the…
  • Jul 22

    Verastem Bid for Nearly $10 Million from California Nixed

    Verastem Bid for Nearly $10 Million from California Nixed
    A Massachusetts firm called Verastem, Inc., heard some bad news recently about its pitch for $9.9 million from the $3 billion California stem cell agency. The Cambridge firm sought the cash from the agency to help out with a clinical trial…
  • Jul 21

    Scripps Confirms Marletta's Plan to Leave as President

    Scripps Confirms Marletta's Plan to Leave as President
    The Scripps Research Institute has confirmed the departure of Michael Marletta as its president in a 72-word statement, but details about who will replace him and when are yet to emerge.The move was announced this morning at a meeting at the…
Rank this Week: 581

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 22

    New Hampshire Senate Sends Governor Medically Unfit Drivers Bill

    New Hampshire Senate Sends Governor Medically Unfit Drivers Bill
    The AP reports the New Hampshire Senate has sent Gov. Maggie Hassan a bill “that would protect New Hampshire doctors and other medical professionals from lawsuits if they report someone as unfit to drive.” The Senate…
  • Jul 21

    Healthcare Firm Recalls Some Infusion Pump

    Healthcare Firm Recalls Some Infusion Pump
    Reuters reported, citing the FDA, that Baxter Healthcare Corp. has issued a recall for some of its Sigma Spectrum infusion pumps in the wake of more than 3,500 reports related to its malfunctioning. The pumps help deliver medicine and…
  • Jul 18

    Featured Link — Coach Broyle’s Playbook for Alzheimer’s Caregiver

    Featured Link — Coach Broyle’s Playbook for Alzheimer’s Caregiver
    Those of us who are “of a certain age” have vivid memories of Frank Broyles, the enormously successful football coach at the University of Arkansas. Long-retired now, Coach Broyle’s has turned his attention from football to…
Rank this Week: 850

taxgirl

taxgirl

Covers corporate, non-profit, estates, individual or international taxes. By Kelly Erb.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Jul 22

    Russia Considers Going Progressive… When It Comes To Tax

    Russia Considers Going Progressive… When It Comes To Tax
    Quick: which major city holds the title of “billionaire” capital of the world? Not New York. Not Hong Kong. Not London. The answer is Moscow. The Russian capital has consistently held the title as eighty-four of the world’s…
  • Jul 21

    9 Tips To Help Dig Out Of Tax Trouble On National Get Out Of The Doghouse Day

    9 Tips To Help Dig Out Of Tax Trouble On National Get Out Of The Doghouse Day
    Are you in tax trouble? What better time to fix things than National Get Out Of the Doghouse Day? Yep, it’s a real thing. And no, not dreamed up by Hallmark… but close. The day was dreamed up in 1999 by Heidi Ricahrds as a way to…
  • Jul 19

    Taxpayers Who Bought Health Insurance Through The Marketplace May Need A Checkup

    Taxpayers Who Bought Health Insurance Through The Marketplace May Need A Checkup
    Did you sign up for insurance through the Insurance Marketplace? If so, it might be time for a mid-year checkup – of the financial sort. Beginning this year, if you get your insurance coverage through the Insurance Marketplace, you may…
Rank this Week: 468

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Medical Marijuana Researcher Loses University Position Over PTSD Trial

    Medical Marijuana Researcher Loses University Position Over PTSD Trial
    Medical marijuana research is complicated by federal law, the FDA, as well as varying opinions in the public and private sector. According to recent reports, a University of Arizona researcher lost her job over a study involving the impact of…
  • Jul 20

    L.A. Marijuana Farmers' Market Forced to Shut Down

    L.A. Marijuana Farmers' Market Forced to Shut Down
    The L.A. marijuana farmers market, which only opened over the 4th of July weekend, had a short existence and was ordered to shut down by a Superior Court Judge after a city attorney filed an injunction. The farmers' market is being forced to…
  • Jul 18

    Marijuana Business Booming (and Risky)

    Marijuana Business Booming (and Risky)
    As states continue to open their doors to the marijuana business, entrepreneurs are flocking towards the action. This means that states in where medical and recreational marijuana have been legalized, including Colorado and Washington, the…
Rank this Week: 278

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Jul 22

    Israel Says Fate of One Soldier in Ambush is "Unclear"

    Israel Says Fate of One Soldier in Ambush is "Unclear"
    Update: since writing the post below, the Israeli Defense Forces have posted on Twitter that they are trying to "identify" (not locate) the 7th soldier. Nor do they describe him as "missing." A vehicle carrying 7 soldiers was attacked July…
  • Jul 21

    Azamat Tazhayakov Convicted of Obstruction of Justice and Conspiracy in Boston

    Azamat Tazhayakov Convicted of Obstruction of Justice and Conspiracy in Boston
    Azamat Tazhayakov has been found guilty of Obstruction of Justice and Conspiracy as to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's backpack, but not his laptop. Juror Daniel Antonino told reporters the jury believed the laptop had been taken "because it was... [[…
  • Jul 21

    ISIS: No Shortage of New Recruit

    ISIS: No Shortage of New Recruit
    ISIS has released these photos of its new recruits being trained somewhere in Ninawah. Apparently, there is no shortage of volunteers. (None of these photos have gruesome images or depict killings or injuries.) Note the boys dressed in…
Rank this Week: 3

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

Provides global privacy and information security law updates and analysis. By Hunton & Williams.

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    FTC Updates COPPA FAQs on Obtaining Verifiable Parental Consent

    FTC Updates COPPA FAQs on Obtaining Verifiable Parental Consent
    On July 16, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission posted revisions to the Frequently Asked Questions it has issued to provide guidance on complying with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule.
  • Jul 16

    UK ICO Releases Its Annual Report for 2013/2014

    UK ICO Releases Its Annual Report for 2013/2014
    On July 15, 2014, the UK Information Commissioner's Office released its Annual Report for 2013/14, in which it calls for increases in its funding and substantial new powers to help combat a range of growing privacy and data protection…
  • Jul 15

    UK Government Announces Emergency Data Retention Law

    UK Government Announces Emergency Data Retention Law
    On July 10, 2014, the UK government announced plans to introduce emergency data retention rules that would respond to the European Court of Justice's April 2014 declaration finding the EU Data Retention Directive invalid.
Rank this Week: 63

Above the Law

Above the Law

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

http://abovethelaw.com/
  • Jul 22

    Beyond Biglaw: When You Need It, Build It

    Beyond Biglaw: When You Need It, Build It
    Would you be interested in getting automated alerts of new docket entries and opinions in the cases you are monitoring? A boutique law firm might have the solution for you.
  • Jul 22

    Morning Docket: 07.22.14

    Morning Docket: 07.22.14
    * From Big Government to Biglaw: Our congratulations go out to Benjamin Horwich, most recently of the Office of the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice, as he joins Munger Tolles & Olson as counsel. Nice work. [Munger…
  • Jul 21

    Watch The Women Of The Supreme Court Gab About Judicial Gossip, Sex And The City Style

    Watch The Women Of The Supreme Court Gab About Judicial Gossip, Sex And The City Style
    It's only fitting that we'd some day see an episode of SCOTUS and the City.
Rank this Week: 7

DealBook

DealBook

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

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
  • Jul 22

    Spain Sells Catalunya Banc to BBVA for $1.6 Billion

    Spain Sells Catalunya Banc to BBVA for $1.6 Billion
    The auction of the state-owned Catalunya Banc, which was pushed back twice over concerns about its mortgages, helps Spain move closer to cleaning up its banking sector.
  • Jul 22

    Morning Agenda: CIT in Deal for OneWest

    Morning Agenda: CIT in Deal for OneWest
    The CIT Group is acquiring the parent of OneWest Bank for $3.4 billion. | Boards have long shunned speaking with investors. | A Senate inquiry faults hedge funds' tax strategy. | Farmland is proving to be a ripe offering for sophisticated…
  • Jul 22

    CIT to Buy OneWest for $3.4 Billion

    CIT to Buy OneWest for $3.4 Billion
    The CIT Group, which is run by John A. Thain, has agreed to acquire the parent company of OneWest Bank for $3.4 billion in cash and stock.
Rank this Week: 6

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

Discuss labor and employment law issues for the San Antonio, Texas community. By Thomas J. Crane.

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Description as a "Liability" Could Constitute Direct Evidence

    Description as a "Liability" Could Constitute Direct Evidence
    Alan Demyanovich worked for 20 years for Cadon Plating & Coating, which applies coatings in the automobile industry. Mr. Demyanovich developed heart problems in 1999, but returned to work and worked another ten years. In 2009, his heart…
  • Jul 18

    Mandatory Arbitration Used to Hide Sex Harassment

    Mandatory Arbitration Used to Hide Sex Harassment
    The folks at Public Justice have written a bog post about the pernicious use of mandatory arbitration by American Apparel, a major U.S. clothing manufacturer. Based on an article in the New York Times, the post recounts the story of Dov…
  • Jul 17

    Testy Responses Harm One's Case

    Testy Responses Harm One's Case
    It is never good to annoy a judge during a trial. Yet, that is what John V. Garza, former Republican state representative from San Antonio, did in federal court earlier this week. In the lawsuit concerning alleged racial gerrymandering by the…
Rank this Week: 593

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Jul 22

    Does RFRA unconstitutionally elevate religion over irreligion?

    Does RFRA unconstitutionally elevate religion over irreligion?
    And if so, could/should it be fixed by extending its accommodation requirement to deeply held secular convictions? [Sasha Volokh] Earlier on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 here. Tweet Tags: constitutional law, religious…
  • Jul 22

    Imprisoned Panama dictator sues game maker over “Call of Duty” character

    Imprisoned Panama dictator sues game maker over “Call of Duty” character
    “Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega, 80, filed a lawsuit in California yesterday against video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc., alleging that Call of Duty: Black Ops II portrays him as ‘a kidnapper, murderer and enemy…
  • Jul 21

    July 22 roundup

    July 22 roundup
    Facebook fought dragnet-with-gag-order subpoena in NY police/fire disability-fraud case [Mike Masnick, TechDirt] Two lawyers charged in alleged plot to extort millions from wealthy sheik [ABA Journal] Judge declares mistrial, plans new trial…
Rank this Week: 32

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    Buzz on Apple's US Patent No. 8,787,006, issued July 22, 2014

    Buzz on Apple's US Patent No. 8,787,006, issued July 22, 2014
    The abstract of Apple's '006 patent statesEmbodiments of electronic wristwatches are disclosed. According to one embodiment, an electronic wristband can provide additional electrical circuitry or devices that can be made available for use as…
  • Jul 22

    Offer to license by Merck leads to to lawsuit

    Offer to license by Merck leads to to lawsuit
    Offering a license deal can sometimes be hazardous, as Merck found out in the Sovaldi business. Separately, buying a company that had a previous research agreement with a third party can be problematic.An article in the Wall Street Journal…
  • Jul 22

    Salacious headline in The Recorder leads into legalities of staying district court cases during PGR?

    Salacious headline in The Recorder leads into legalities of staying district court cases during PGR?
    The article Donato Touches Patent Hot Spot in Sex-Toy Case touches on the issue of district courts granting/not granting stays during post-grant review [PGR] proceedings.There is a bit of a reference to the CAFC case in VirtualAgility…
Rank this Week: 82

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    No Stay Pending IPR in Light of Previous Unsuccessful IPR

    No Stay Pending IPR in Light of Previous Unsuccessful IPR
    The court denied defendant's motion to stay pending inter partes review because of the undue prejudice to plaintiff. "Third parties have already unsuccessfully challenged these patents in a previous IPR proceeding. Now, five months after that…
  • Jul 21

    Deficient Report Warrants Exclusion of Damages Expert

    Deficient Report Warrants Exclusion of Damages Expert
    The court granted defendant's motion to exclude plaintiff's damages expert from trial for failing to comply with Rule 26 regarding the contents of his report. "The report prepared by [plaintiff's expert] provides virtually none of the…
  • Jul 18

    Covenant Not to Sue Manufacturer Exhausts Patent as to Downstream Customer

    Covenant Not to Sue Manufacturer Exhausts Patent as to Downstream Customer
    The court granted in part a customer defendant's motion for summary judgment of patent exhaustion following plaintiff's offer of a covenant not to sue to defendant's manufacturer. "[Plaintiff's] offer of a covenant not to sue [the…
Rank this Week: 304

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Jul 22

    Obama signs order on LGBT job discrimination

    Obama signs order on LGBT job discrimination
    [JURIST] US President Barack Obama [official website] on Monday signed an executive order [text; fact sheet] barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The order also explicitly bans…
  • Jul 21

    Illinois governor signs bill expanding medical marijuana for seizure

    Illinois governor signs bill expanding medical marijuana for seizure
    [JURIST] Illinois Governor Pat Quinn [official website] signed [press release] legislation [SB 2636 materials] Sunday that will allow adults and children suffering from seizures access to medical marijuana [JURIST backgrounder]. The bill…
  • Jul 21

    Dutch prosecutors open war crimes probe into Malaysia Airlines crash

    Dutch prosecutors open war crimes probe into Malaysia Airlines crash
    [JURIST] A spokesperson for the Dutch Public Prosecutor [official website, in Dutch] said Monday that their office has opened a war crimes investigation into last week's crash of Malaysia Airlines MH17 [BBC backgrounder] in Ukraine.…
Rank this Week: 12

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Jul 22

    My Little Pony gets 3D printed

    My Little Pony gets 3D printed
    3D printing is a bit of a buzzword at the moment and its not the first time that this blogger has written about protection of IP rights in the 3D printer world. Rightsholders need to be thinking about how best to exploit 3D printing rather…
  • Jul 22

    Now Thailand, Vietnam and the UAE avail themselves of Berne Appendix

    Now Thailand, Vietnam and the UAE avail themselves of Berne Appendix
    Last week this blog recorded the renewal by Yemen of its declaration relating to the renewal of its facility to take advantage of Articles II and III of the Appendix to the Berne Convention's Paris Act of 1971. A week later, from Berne…
  • Jul 21

    Tuscan mayor orders destruction of cannabis-made art installation

    Tuscan mayor orders destruction of cannabis-made art installation
    Is there anything more reinvigourating than flying back to one's own native hometown to catch up with family and friends and realise - once again - that copyright is all around us? This is what happened to me last weekend when,…
Rank this Week: 924

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Three Years Since People Died from Cantaloupe

    Three Years Since People Died from Cantaloupe
    Primus’ Losses in “Scorched Earth” Litigation Strategy Will Create Change in Audit Industry – Retailer Responsibility Next It has been almost three long years since dusty Holly, Colorado, became the... Continue Reading
  • Jul 21

    Romaine Lettuce Possible Source of 2013 E. coli Outbreak at Trader Joes and Walgreen

    Romaine Lettuce Possible Source of 2013 E. coli Outbreak at Trader Joes and Walgreen
    The CDC reported on December 11, 2013, a total of 33 persons infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 were reported from four states.  The number of ill... Continue Reading
  • Jul 21

    Another Salmonella Death Linked to Peanut Corporation of America

    Another Salmonella Death Linked to Peanut Corporation of America
    At 6:41 AM, on January 20, 2009, Minnie Borden was pronounced dead.  It was a stunning end to an illness that came about all because of an invisible collection of... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 30

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

Covers California punitive damages litigation. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 98

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

Features research tips, pop culture, and legal news. By the Georgia State University Law Library.

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Jul 22

    Bar Exam Logistic

    Bar Exam Logistic
    With the Georgia Bar Exam quickly approaching, here are a couple of logistical questions you need to decide before the first day of exams: 1. Know the exam date. 2. Know the exam schedule. 3. Decide on where you will stay. Family, Friends,…
  • Jul 18

    Library Hours for Remainder of Summer

    Library Hours for Remainder of Summer
    The library’s hours will be affected by several law school events over the next few weeks. Below are the hours when we’ll be open until the start of Fall semester. Exams (July 18-28) Library Hours Reference Hours Public Hours…
  • Jul 15

    Law-Themed Vacation Ideas: Mixing Business with Pleasure

    Law-Themed Vacation Ideas: Mixing Business with Pleasure
    By Ryan Kerr Here at GSU College of Law, students are getting ready for a break before Fall Semester begins.  Some of us are lucky enough to get away and visit family or even take trip that has no purpose other than to relax.  For…
Rank this Week: 693

Securities Compliance Sentinel

Securities Compliance Sentinel

Covers securities industry compliance and enforcement issues. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://securitiescompliancesentinel.foxrothschild.com
  • Jul 22

    NEW YORK AG PUSHES FOR COLLABORATION TO COMBAT NEW FORMS OF INSIDER TRADING

    NEW YORK AG PUSHES FOR COLLABORATION TO COMBAT NEW FORMS OF INSIDER TRADING
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pushing for better cooperation with the financial industry and federal lawmakers to combat emerging insider-trading threats.  While he commended competition among financial services firms,…
  • Jul 21

    What Are You Doing About Cyber-Security

    What Are You Doing About Cyber-Security
    It was apparently not enough that the SEC and FINRA made cyber-security an exam priority for 2014, but the Department of the Treasury has now focused on this pervasive issue.  In recent comments, Treasury Secretary Lew has urged…
  • Jul 21

    SRO STATUS TO BE EXAMINED

    SRO STATUS TO BE EXAMINED
    One SEC commissioner is pushing for a comprehensive review of the structure and regulatory regime of United States financial markets, including SROs. The SEC is serious about looking comprehensively at market structure issues, and must be…
Rank this Week: 812

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/
  • Jul 22

    FCA Reducing Regulatory Burdens for FCS

    FCA Reducing Regulatory Burdens for FCS
    Posted July 22, 2014 Several System institutions responded to the Farm Credit Administration's (FCA) July 2013 request for comments on the initiative to reduce regulatory burden for Farm Credit System (FCS) institutions by identifying…
  • Jul 21

    House Subcommittee Hearing Examines Benefits of Ag Biotech

    House Subcommittee Hearing Examines Benefits of Ag Biotech
    Posted July 21, 2014 On July 10, the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held a hearing to examine the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s efforts as it implements the new commodity and crop insurance titles…
  • Jul 21

    Indiana Jude Ruled Right to Farm Act as Constitutional

    Indiana Jude Ruled Right to Farm Act as Constitutional
    Posted July 21, 2014 An Indiana judge issued a summary judgment this week stating that the Indiana Right to Farm Act is constitutional and ruled in favor of farms in four different lawsuits, according to a National Hog Farmer article…
Rank this Week: 662

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

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

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 31

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Jul 22

    Does the law of innovation work against itself?

    Does the law of innovation work against itself?
    There is nothing wrong with academics obtaining research funding from corporate sponsors, and to Professor Tucker’s credit, she fully discloses her funding sources. It is important, however, to fully vet and scrutinize the resulting…
  • Jul 22

    Intel Patent Review: Wide Ranging Multimedia Innovation

    Intel Patent Review: Wide Ranging Multimedia Innovation
    Our survey of the patent applications assigned to Intel and published recently by the USPTO showed us a variety of intriguing multimedia and data services for electronic device owners. A couple of patent applications discuss means for sharing…
  • Jul 21

    Promoting Innovation: The Economics of Incentive

    Promoting Innovation: The Economics of Incentive
    Innovation is a powerful economic force and driver of both development and prosperity. Yet the Supreme Court’s recent decisions undermine the incentives to innovate in areas critical to future U.S. economic growth… Incentives are…
Rank this Week: 198

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jul 22

    After Kozinski's candor, what will SCOTUS due about First Amendment stay in Arizona capital case?

    After Kozinski's candor, what will SCOTUS due about First Amendment stay in Arizona capital case?
    The question in the title of this post follows up the news, reported here by the AP, that the full Ninth Circuit yesterday denied Arizona officials en banc review of the remarkable panel ruling putting in place an execution stay...
  • Jul 22

    "There’s little evidence that fewer prisoners means more crime"

    "There’s little evidence that fewer prisoners means more crime"
    The title of this post is the headline of this notable new posting by Emily Badger now up at the Washington Post Wonkblog. Here are excerpts: Of all of the notions that have motivated the decades-long rise of incarceration in...
  • Jul 21

    John Oliver covers the realities of incarceration nation

    John Oliver covers the realities of incarceration nation
    A whole lots of folks have sent me notes to make sure I saw the remarkable 15+ minute piece on John Oliver's HBO show about the realities of modern prison realities. To make sure everyone gets to see this effective...
Rank this Week: 95

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

Covers trade secrets, non-competes and computer fraud. By Seyfarth & Shaw LLP.

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 373

Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

Covers various topics that arise in the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation. By James M. Beck and Mark Herrmann.

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    The Next Best Thing to Removal

    The Next Best Thing to Removal
    Okay, so you’d really like to remove that case that the other side filed in one of the notorious litigation tourist traps, but. . . .  The insignificant in-state – that is to say, nondiverse – defendant…
  • Jul 21

    Preemption Made Easy

    Preemption Made Easy
    The reason that the court’s decision in Wagner v. Pfizer, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 94281 (W. D. Wisc. July 11, 2014), is useful is not because it dismisses state-law claims against generic manufacturers on the basis of preemption and other…
  • Jul 18

    Innovator Liability at 100

    Innovator Liability at 100
    This post is only from the Reed Smith (more properly, the non-Dechert) side of the blog.One hundred what, you say?Certainly not years; the awful Conte v. Wyeth, Inc., 85 Cal. Rptr.3d 299, (Cal. App. 2008), decision just turned six –…
Rank this Week: 119

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 88

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

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

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • Jul 22

    Daubert Doesn’t Ask Judges To Become Experts On Statistic

    Daubert Doesn’t Ask Judges To Become Experts On Statistic
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is Daubert Doesn’t Ask Judges To Become Experts On Statistics at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.Back in 2012, I wrote: “Scientific evidence is one of those rare areas of law upon…
  • Jul 11

    This Is Rice: How To Get Better At The Practice Of Law

    This Is Rice: How To Get Better At The Practice Of Law
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is This Is Rice: How To Get Better At The Practice Of Law at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.  This month the Smithsonian has long profile on Anthony Bourdain that ends with, “What…
  • Jun 27

    Can A Lawyer Interrupt A Deposition For A “Conference” With A Witness?

    Can A Lawyer Interrupt A Deposition For A “Conference” With A Witness?
    © Max Kennerly. The original for this post is Can A Lawyer Interrupt A Deposition For A “Conference” With A Witness? at Litigation & Trial Lawyer Blog.Two weeks ago, I attended the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s…
Rank this Week: 169

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/
  • Jul 22

    Ferrari or Dairy? — Pronouncing “Certiorari” and the Problem with Dictionarie

    Ferrari or Dairy? — Pronouncing “Certiorari” and the Problem with Dictionarie
    What’s the right way to pronounce “certiorari”? That’s exactly what James J. Duane asks in his recent Green Bag article The Proper Pronunciation of Certiorari. Specifically, Duane examines how U.S. Supreme Court…
  • Jul 21

    Ravel: New Electronic Legal Research Platform

    Ravel: New Electronic Legal Research Platform
    Do you know Ravel? Maybe you should—and they offer free student accounts.  Ravel is a new startup electronic legal research platform.  Ravel currently offers case law but will be offering statutes soon.  What makes this…
  • Jul 18

    Library Hours for Bar Exam

    Library Hours for Bar Exam
    The dates for the July 2014 Ohio bar exam are July 29, 30, and 31. To accommodate people studying for the bar, the library will be open the following hours: Friday, July 18 through Sunday, July 27 Monday – Thursday…
Rank this Week: 999

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 22

    The LGBT Community’s Struggle for Equality is Inspired and Legally Grounded in the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    The LGBT Community’s Struggle for Equality is Inspired and Legally Grounded in the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    by Remington A. Gregg, Legislative Counsel, Human Rights Campaign*Noting the 50th anniversaries of Freedom Summer and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, ACSblog is hosting a symposium including posts and interviews from some of the…
  • Jul 21

    Celebrating the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Celebrating the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    by Erwin Chemerinsky and Catherine Fisk. Chemerinsky is Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law and Fisk is the Chancellor’s Professor of law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. *Noting the 50th anniversaries of…
  • Jul 21

    LegalEyes for July 21, 2014

    LegalEyes for July 21, 2014
    by Ellery WeilAmy Lieberman at Slate writes on mounting protests against immigration checkpoints in Arizona..In  The Atlantic, Molly Ball argues that Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. is a major setback for both the political left…
Rank this Week: 357

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 22

    Go On! ASIL Women in International Law Networking breakfast July 31

    Go On! ASIL Women in International Law Networking breakfast July 31
    The Women in International Law Interest Group (WILIG) of ASIL will be hosting the Annual Women in International Law Networking Breakfast  on Thursday, July 31, 2014, from 8-10 am, at ASIL Headquarters, 2223 Massachusetts Ave., NW,…
  • Jul 22

    Possible U.S. Policy Change on Unaccompanied Minors and the International Legal Obligation of Non-refoulement

    Possible U.S. Policy Change on Unaccompanied Minors and the International Legal Obligation of Non-refoulement
    The last few weeks have seen numerous reports on the growing number of unaccompanied minors seeking entry to the United States through the Mexican border. The reasons for the uptick in crossings are numerous and complex, and, like the…
  • Jul 22

    Introducing Uzma Burney

    Introducing Uzma Burney
    It’s our great pleasure today to introduce Uzma Burney as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Uzma joined an immigration firm in 2012 after completing a clerkship at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands. Her…
Rank this Week: 16

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Jul 22

    Medical Providers Billing PIP Insurance: Consultation codes are no longer recognized but are billable under law.

    Medical Providers Billing PIP Insurance: Consultation codes are no longer recognized but are billable under law.
    As of January 1, 2010 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) no longer recognized consultation codes 99241-99245.What are consultations?Consultation codes are used to bill for medical office consultations with new or…
  • Jul 21

    What Type Of Car Insurance Do I Need?

    What Type Of Car Insurance Do I Need?
    Let’s get back to basics on automobile insurance. The reason I want to go over this basic material is because so many drivers still believe they can purchase “full coverage” and actually be fully covered!  I know buying…
  • Jul 18

    Long Wait Times Affect West Palm Beach SSA Office

    Long Wait Times Affect West Palm Beach SSA Office
    In the midst of several local Social Security Administration (SSA) offices being closed down throughout the nation, West Palm Beach, Fla. is no exception. Recently the West Palm Beach office was facing criticism about the office being closed…
Rank this Week: 843

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    AG Villalón's parthenotes Opinion in IMC could provide stem cell research certainty (at least for now...)

    AG Villalón's parthenotes Opinion in IMC could provide stem cell research certainty (at least for now...)
    Now only if  we could clone Kats....Following from the IPKat's alert last week of the Advocate General's Opinion in the reference from Henry Carr QC (sitting as Deputy Judge of the High Court) [not Mr Justice Arnold, as…
  • Jul 22

    Tuesday tiddlywink

    Tuesday tiddlywink
    This Kat has recently heard from his friends at Coller IP that they've been busily preparing a report, "3D Bioprinting of human transpant organs – A patent landscape", that might be of major interest to many readers of this weblog.…
  • Jul 21

    Precedent III - is it res judicata?

    Precedent III - is it res judicata?
    This is the third and, the IPKat expects, final post in this reflective series considering the role of “precedent” at the European Patent Office (EPO).  The previous two posts (here and here) have attracted considerable…
Rank this Week: 83

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/
  • Jul 22

    Plaintiff alleges Title VII national origin discrimination claim

    Plaintiff alleges Title VII national origin discrimination claim
    The Court of Appeals does not often reinstate discrimination complaints following dismissal in the district court, but it does so in this race and national origin discrimination case brought against a Japanese company that operated a…
  • Jul 21

    Serving two masters under Title VII

    Serving two masters under Title VII
    The old saying is that you can't serve two masters. But you can. Under Title VII, you can sue your immediate employer as well as another entity that also controls your employment. They are both on the hook for an unlawful employment practice…
  • Jul 15

    Under the First Amendment, the fox cannot watch the hen house

    Under the First Amendment, the fox cannot watch the hen house
    A Town Justice ran for re-election. At the same time, she was appointed the Democratic Party's Election Commissioner, which required her to regulate local elections by reviewing petitions, approve ballots and determine which voters can vote…
Rank this Week: 726

Dewey B Strategic

Dewey B Strategic

Explores issues relating to risk, value, strategy, libraries, knowledge and the legal profession. By Jean P. O'Grady.

http://deweybstrategic.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 423

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    Conservative Christian Groups Criticize New Executive Order

    Conservative Christian Groups Criticize New Executive Order
    Some conservative Christian groups are speaking out against the Executive Order issued yesterday by President Obama (see prior posting) which bans employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity by federal…
  • Jul 22

    Puerto Rico Supreme Court Upholds Subpoenas Against Church In Part

    Puerto Rico Supreme Court Upholds Subpoenas Against Church In Part
    In Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Puerto Rico-Arecibo v. Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 2014 PR Sup. LEXIS 87 (PR Sup. Ct., July 14, 2014), the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico decided a challenge by the Catholic…
  • Jul 22

    10th Circuit Wades Through Procedural Morass In Invalidating Part of Oklahoma's Same-Sex Marriage Provision

    10th Circuit Wades Through Procedural Morass In Invalidating Part of Oklahoma's Same-Sex Marriage Provision
    The 10th Circuit last week, in a case generating 84 pages of opinions that focus extensively on procedural issues, struck down Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage, but dismissed for lack of standing the state's refusal to recognize same-sex…
Rank this Week: 52

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 586

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

Discusses arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. By Karl Bayer.

http://www.disputingblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Three Surveys Offering New Insights into ADR Practice

    Three Surveys Offering New Insights into ADR Practice
    Professor Thomas Stipanowich recently published information regarding three major surveys conducted by the The Straus Institute’s Theory-to-Practice Research Project that produced a wide array of new information on arbitrator and…
  • Jul 21

    Does Mediation Still Promote Settlement?

    Does Mediation Still Promote Settlement?
    Experienced and well-renowned mediator, Jeffery Krivis, just posted an article on the current role of mediation in achieving efficient and cost-effective settlements entitled The Settlement Drift. Check it out!
  • Jul 20

    U.S. Proposes Convention to Enforce Mediated Settlements to UNCITRAL

    U.S. Proposes Convention to Enforce Mediated Settlements to UNCITRAL
    Earlier this month, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) approved its draft UNCITRAL Convention on transparency in treaty-based investor-State arbitration at its 47th session in New York City.
Rank this Week: 180

White Collar Fraud

White Collar Fraud

Covers white collar crime, securities fraud, the accounting profession, internal controls and Sarbanes-Oxley. By Sam E. Antar.

http://whitecollarfraud.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    Do Nu Skin Inventory Red Flags Spell Trouble Ahead?

    Do Nu Skin Inventory Red Flags Spell Trouble Ahead?
    Last Friday morning, a comment posted on Twitter by Marc Cohodes about Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS), a Utah based multi-level marketing company, caught my curiosity. Cohodes is a legendary short-seller with an excellent track record and…
  • Jul 16

    Indicted Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff was bribed by Overstock.com too

    Indicted Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff was bribed by Overstock.com too
    My experience in dealing with former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff goes way back. On October 30, 2007, Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK) paid him $5,000 purportedly as a "campaign contribution." Two weeks later, Overstock.com issued a press…
  • Jul 8

    A Felon’s View of White-Collar Crime - Why Society is Very Vulnerable to Fraud

    A Felon’s View of White-Collar Crime - Why Society is Very Vulnerable to Fraud
    White-collar crime is more brutal than violent crime. The actions of one or a few corrupt public officials and corrupt businessmen can affect the livelihoods of thousands, even millions of people. Fraudsters use a combination of persuasion…
Rank this Week: 820

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Edward Hands and Lewis Blog

Covers UK legal stories.

http://www.ehlsolicitors.co.uk/blog/
  • Jul 22

    Probate: What does it mean for me?

    Probate: What does it mean for me?
    When a person dies, their assets and estate must be cared for.  This is a process referred to as ‘Probate’.  If you have a Will (which is always recommended) then the people who you have appointed as your executors will…
  • Jul 22

    My residential tenant is causing a nuisance to his neighbours, can I terminate his tenancy agreement?

    My residential tenant is causing a nuisance to his neighbours, can I terminate his tenancy agreement?
    As a residential landlord it is important to remember you can’t evict your tenant from your property without giving the correct notice period.  Generally speaking the notice period will be between 2 weeks and 2 months, depending on…
  • Jul 22

    Common Law Marriage

    Common Law Marriage
    There is no such thing as common law marriage whether you live with someone for 6 months or two years or even longer.   Cohabitees do not have the same rights as married couples or civil partners. The courts can not divide assets fair…
Rank this Week: 934

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    CFP: Remaking North American Sovereignty

    CFP: Remaking North American Sovereignty
    [Via the Canadian Legal History Blog, we have the following Call for Papers:]Remaking North American Sovereignty: Towards a Continental History of State Transformation in the Mid Nineteenth-Century July 30-August 1, 2015 at the …
  • Jul 21

    Dudziak, A Legal History Survival Guide

    Dudziak, A Legal History Survival Guide
    Over at War Time, LHB founder Mary Dudziak (Emory University) has been running a series of posts titled "A Legal History Survival Guide." It is addressed to diplomatic historians, but would be useful for all scholars seeking to bring law into…
  • Jul 21

    Mehrotra Receives Intellectual History Book Award

    Mehrotra Receives Intellectual History Book Award
    Congratulations to former LHB Guest Blogger Ajay Mehrotra, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, for being named the recipient of the Society of U.S. Intellectual History’s book award for 2014 for Making the Modern American Fiscal…
Rank this Week: 72

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    A Fundraising Update, A Reminder, and Some Thank

    A Fundraising Update, A Reminder, and Some Thank
    Thanks to some heroic contributors over the weekend, we are nearly halfway to having raised the funds to redesign and rebuild Lawfare. If you are one of the people who has made this possible, many thanks. If you are a regular reader…
  • Jul 22

    Schlesinger v. Cillizza

    Schlesinger v. Cillizza
    Chris Cillizza has a piece in the WP that argues that the world is too splintered and partisan and complex, and communication and persuasion too difficult, for the president of the United States to succeed.  This is an old claim. …
  • Jul 21

    Jonah Force Hill: The Growth of Data Localization Post-Snowden (Lawfare Research Paper Series)

    Jonah Force Hill: The Growth of Data Localization Post-Snowden (Lawfare Research Paper Series)
    Ever since the Edward Snowden revelations began, countries outraged by U.S. intelligence practices have been batting around the idea of forcing countries to store data on their citizens within those countries’ borders. So-called…
Rank this Week: 146