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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/
  • Nov 26

    Keck on Judicial Politics in Polarized Time

    Keck on Judicial Politics in Polarized Time
    Thomas M Keck (Syracuse University - Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs) has posted Introduction: Three Stories About Courts (Judicial Politics in Polarized Times (University of Chicago Press) 2014) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Nov 26

    Moustafa on Law and Courts in Authoritarian Regime

    Moustafa on Law and Courts in Authoritarian Regime
    Tamir Moustafa (Simon Fraser University) has posted Law and Courts in Authoritarian Regimes (Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 10 (2014) 281-299) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Once regarded as mere pawns of their regimes, courts…
  • Nov 26

    Bronsteen, Buccafusco, & Masur on Well-Being & Public Policy

    Bronsteen, Buccafusco, & Masur on Well-Being & Public Policy
    John Bronsteen (Loyola University Chicago School of Law), Christopher J. Buccafusco (Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago-Kent College of Law), & Jonathan S. Masur (University of Chicago - Law School) have posted Well-Being and…
Rank this Week: 17

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Nov 26

    CAFC Issues Non-Precedential Claim Construction with a Dissent

    CAFC Issues Non-Precedential Claim Construction with a Dissent
    The Federal Circuit recently issued a non-precedential opinion in Vehicle IP, LLC v. AT&T Mobility, LLC. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this decision was that it was a non-precedential opinion with a dissent, which to some extent…
  • Nov 25

    A Conversation on Patent Eligibility

    A Conversation on Patent Eligibility
    Earlier this fall, I had the opportunity to do a webinar conversation with Bob Stoll, former Commissioner for Patents at the USPTO and current partner at Drinker Biddle in Washington, D.C.  Our wide-ranging discussion…
  • Nov 24

    Collateral Estoppel Prevents Reexam Claim from being Enforced

    Collateral Estoppel Prevents Reexam Claim from being Enforced
    On November 19, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision in e.Digital Corporation v. Futurewei Technologies, Inc. e.Digital appealed from a judgment of non-infringement made by the U.S. Federal…
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The Amateur Law Professor

The Amateur Law Professor

Covers Washington Supreme Court and Washington Court of Appeals decisions, as well as local and national legal news. By Justin Walsh.

http://theamateurlawprofessor.com
Rank this Week: 586

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 393

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

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

http://www.disputingblog.com/
  • Nov 26

    Use and Perception of International Commercial Mediation and Conciliation

    Use and Perception of International Commercial Mediation and Conciliation
    Professor S.I. Strong, Associate Professor at the University of Missouri School of Law has published “Use and Perception of International Commercial Mediation and Conciliation: A Preliminary Report on Issues Relating to the Proposed…
  • Nov 25

    FINRA Orders Wealth Management Firm to Pay 19 Exxon Retirees $3.8 Million

    FINRA Orders Wealth Management Firm to Pay 19 Exxon Retirees $3.8 Million
    A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) arbitration panel has reportedly ordered a Houston-based wealth management company to pay 19 retirees a total of $3.8 million for mismanaging their investment accounts. In the…
  • Nov 24

    Part Four: Arbitration in Evolution

    Part Four: Arbitration in Evolution
    This is the final installment in Disputing‘s series focused on sections of a research paper entitled, “Arbitration in Evolution: Current Practices and Perspectives of Experienced Arbitrators,” by Pepperdine University School…
Rank this Week: 252

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
  • Nov 26

    N.C.'s Map Act: Clouding Use By Condemnation On The "Long Road to Nowhere"

    N.C.'s Map Act: Clouding Use By Condemnation On The "Long Road to Nowhere"
    Check out this story from today's Greensboro/Winston-Salem (NC) News-Record, "DOT's long road to nowhere angers property owners" about the practice in North Carolina of using "protected corridors" to designate property under the state's…
  • Nov 25

    A Clear-Eyed Explanation Of The TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline Eminent Domain Issue

    A Clear-Eyed Explanation Of The TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline Eminent Domain Issue
    The use of eminent domain for energy transmission corridors has become a hot topic lately. See, for example, the following posts: TransCanada Keystone Pipeline Is Common Carrier With Eminent Domain Power Private Pipeline Lacks Eminent Domain…
  • Nov 24

    Upcoming APA Webinar On Affordable Housing

    Upcoming APA Webinar On Affordable Housing
    There's still time to register for tomorrow's American Planning Association (Planning and Law Division)'s webinar, Fair Housing, Affordable Housing, and Local Planning and Zoning: Understanding the Obligations and Reducing Your…
Rank this Week: 254

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Nov 26

    FOLLOWUP: Also Don't Point Anything at an Officer. Even a Banana.

    FOLLOWUP: Also Don't Point Anything at an Officer. Even a Banana.
    With remarkable timing, someone sent me this item just as I was publishing a post about what to do and not do when encountering officers at internal checkpoints. I did mention that you should "not do anything crazy," and…
  • Nov 26

    Just Say No to Internal Checkpoints. Preferably After Breathing Helium.

    Just Say No to Internal Checkpoints. Preferably After Breathing Helium.
    Needless to say (I hope), don't just drive through them, don't do anything crazy, and for God's sake, don't turn into a mindless demon and charge through a hail of gunfire in a hopeless attempt to kill an armed…
  • Nov 25

    Ferguson Grand Jury Evidence (WARNING: NON-COMEDIC POST)

    Ferguson Grand Jury Evidence (WARNING: NON-COMEDIC POST)
    Not that the outcome isn't a real hoot, but this is really just to provide a couple of links for those who are interested. First, this New York Times page has all the grand jury evidence in one place,…
Rank this Week: 262

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 14

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

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

http://www.atthelectern.com/
  • Nov 26

    “A bold, young pick for state’s high court”

    “A bold, young pick for state’s high court”
    The Sacramento Bee editorial page likes Governor Brown’s choice of 38-year-old Leondra Kruger for the Supreme Court.  Calling the appointment Brown’s “boldest move yet to infuse the court with new blood and high-powered…
  • Nov 26

    Pitchess motion opinion filing Monday

    Pitchess motion opinion filing Monday
    The Supreme Court will celebrate Cyber Monday by uploading to the court’s website its opinion in Riverside County Sheriff’s Department v. Stiglitz. The case raises this issue:  Does the hearing officer in an administrative…
  • Nov 25

    BerkeleyLaw and UC Hastings launch ambitious new California Supreme Court blog; will carry At the Lectern content

    BerkeleyLaw and UC Hastings launch ambitious new California Supreme Court blog; will carry At the Lectern content
    Monday evening at the Supreme Court I attended the launch party of SCOCAblog, a new blog devoted to comprehensive coverage of the California Supreme Court and the California Constitution. The blog is the brainchild of Prof. David Carrillo,…
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LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

Covers federal regulation, state and local issues, marine regulation, pipelines, markets and competition and more. By Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

http://www.lnglawblog.com
Rank this Week: 65

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Nov 26

    Action Alert Issued Urging Attorney General to Investigate KBR

    Action Alert Issued Urging Attorney General to Investigate KBR
    The National Whistleblower Center issued the following Action Alert today: Urge Attorney General Holder to Investigate KBR and Support Whistleblowers! KBR, Largest Defense Contractor in Iraq About to Score Big Victory Against Whistleblowers…
  • Nov 26

    Whistleblower Seeks Supreme Court Review in Controversial Iraqi War Defense Contracting Fraud Case

    Whistleblower Seeks Supreme Court Review in Controversial Iraqi War Defense Contracting Fraud Case
    Appeals Court Decision Permitting KBR to Keep Secret Documents Containing Evidence of Millions of Dollars in Fraud Against the U.S. Taxpayers Challenged Washington, D.C. November 25, 2014. A whistleblower who formerly worked for the giant…
  • Nov 25

    Nearly $6 Billion Recovered Using False Claims Act In 2014

    Nearly $6 Billion Recovered Using False Claims Act In 2014
    According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), it obtained a record $5.69 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government in the fiscal year…
Rank this Week: 426

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/
  • Nov 26

    Wells Fargo Is the First Big Bank Simple Enough to Fail

    Wells Fargo Is the First Big Bank Simple Enough to Fail
    Wells Fargo has secured a conditional stamp of approval from regulators for its living will. The problems for other giant banks are complexity and interconnectedness, writes Daniel Indiviglio of Reuters Breakingviews.
  • Nov 26

    Bank of New York Mellon Fires Currency Trader After Internal Review

    Bank of New York Mellon Fires Currency Trader After Internal Review
    The bank, like many of its competitors, reviewed its foreign exchange operations after regulators last year began examining possible collusion between currency traders to potentially manipulate the $5-trillion-a-day currency markets –…
  • Nov 26

    Failed Allergan Deal Strains Valeant’s Business Model

    Failed Allergan Deal Strains Valeant’s Business Model
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals has relied on acquisitions for growth, but it’s not so simple to keep buying and integrating companies, writes Jesse Eisinger in The Trade column.
Rank this Week: 5

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Covers Episcopal (Anglican) canon law, church property lawsuits, and church governance.

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    ECUSA Denied Leave to Appeal in Quincy Case

    ECUSA Denied Leave to Appeal in Quincy Case
    Today the Illinois Supreme Court posted twenty-eight pages of its recent dispositions of requests made by losing parties for leave to appeal their decision to that Court. On page twelve, at the very top, appears this brief notation:No. 118186…
  • Nov 20

    Cicero and Buckley to the Rescue

    Cicero and Buckley to the Rescue
    Blogging has had to take a back seat to the law, which (as they say truly) is a jealous mistress.Nevertheless, there has not been all that much I care to blog about. The news is almost uniformly desultory, uninspiring and (dare I say) lacking…
  • Nov 3

    SCOTUS Denies ECUSA's Bid for Review of Ft. Worth and San Angelo Decision

    SCOTUS Denies ECUSA's Bid for Review of Ft. Worth and San Angelo Decision
    Today the Supreme Court of the United States issued its order denying (without opinion) review ("certiorari") of the decisions rendered last September by the Supreme Court of Texas in the Fort Worth and San Angelo cases.The order was…
Rank this Week: 601

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 404

Missouri Injury Lawyers Blog

Missouri Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers Missouri personal injury law and consumer safety news. By Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan LLC.

http://www.missouriinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 26

    Cold Weather Carbon Monoxide Risks & How To Aovid Them

    Cold Weather Carbon Monoxide Risks & How To Aovid Them
    Carbon Monoxide commonly referred to as “CO” is an odorless and colorless gas that can cause serious injury by death or asphyxiation. Unfortunately nearly every year hundreds of people in the United States die from carbon monoxide…
  • Nov 12

    A VETERANS DAY SALUTE

    A VETERANS DAY SALUTE
    This week I have had the honor and privilege of listening first hand to veterans, young and old, talk candidly and from the heart about their experiences while serving this great country and while defending the freedoms that we often take for…
  • Oct 29

    Trick or Treat Safety

    Trick or Treat Safety
    Trick or treat? It is almost Halloween, a favorite holiday for many children and adults alike.  Halloween can, however, be scary.  The scare for most parents is not from ghosts, ghouls and goblins, but is instead based on the…
Rank this Week: 385

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Nov 26

    Sorting shareholder activists between the sheep and the goat

    Sorting shareholder activists between the sheep and the goat
    The Gospel reading last Sunday was Matthew 25:31-46, which is the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats, in which Jesus tells us that: When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Nov 24

    A $21 Check Prompts Toyota Driver to Wonder Who Benefited from Class Action - Law Blog - WSJ

    A $21 Check Prompts Toyota Driver to Wonder Who Benefited from Class Action - Law Blog - WSJ
    Jonathan Sourbeer, a computer science student in Redmond, Wash., says he recently got a check in the mail for $20.91. As a Toyota customer, the money was his share of the $1.1 billion that Toyota... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Nov 23

    Bishop versus Bebchuk and Jackson on political spending disclosure

    Bishop versus Bebchuk and Jackson on political spending disclosure
    Keith Paul Bishop argues that Lucian Bebchuk and Robert Jackson's defense of political spending disclosure is flawed. He is, of course, correct. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 87

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Nov 26

    Jean Braucher, In Memoriam

    Jean Braucher, In Memoriam
    It is with great sadness that I pass along the news that Jean Braucher passed away yesterday. Jean was my co-author, my co-blogger, and my friend. This news came suddenly this morning for all but her closest family and friends...
  • Nov 21

    Some Bibles Are More Exemptable Than Other

    Some Bibles Are More Exemptable Than Other
    I wonder how many Bankruptcy professors have posed a hypothetical about the exemption of a rare Bible worth lots of money? Well, a federal District Court in Illinois had to answer the question for real. The Illinois person property…
  • Nov 20

    Rent Control in New York and Bankruptcy

    Rent Control in New York and Bankruptcy
    Following up on my prior post, the New York Court of Appeals has ruled that a rent stabilized appartment is a public benefit, rather than an asset.
Rank this Week: 246

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/
  • Nov 26

    Domestic Violence Suspension

    Domestic Violence Suspension
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has imposed a suspension of two years and a day for an attorney's domestic violence conviction On or about the evening of July 3, 2011, Respondent's wife and two children were sleeping in their car to...
  • Nov 26

    Neither Doctor Or Lawyer

    Neither Doctor Or Lawyer
    The South Carolina Supreme Court has imposed a two-year suspension of an attorney who also was an opthalmologist. The attorney achieved some level of notoriety last year when the same court suspended her for not having a current email…
  • Nov 26

    Accident Derails Career Of Ohio Bar Applicant

    Accident Derails Career Of Ohio Bar Applicant
    An applicant for admission to the Ohio Bar disclosed two alcohol-related incidents that had taken place in 2010. One involved a reckless driving conviction that was pled down from driving under the influence; the other an open container of…
Rank this Week: 224

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

Covers the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control and its Specially Designated Nationals list. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://ofac-sdn-list-removal.com/
  • Nov 26

    The Risk of Premature Sanctions – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

    The Risk of Premature Sanctions – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
    The Risk of Premature Sanctions – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.Filed under: OFAC SDN, OFAC SDN List Removal Attorneys - McNabb Associates, SDN Designation, SDN List, Specially Designated National
  • Nov 26

    Ransoms Important Source of Income for ISIL, UN Expert Reports – Utah People’s Post

    Ransoms Important Source of Income for ISIL, UN Expert Reports – Utah People’s Post
    Ransoms Important Source of Income for ISIL, UN Expert Reports – Utah People’s Post.Filed under: OFAC SDN, OFAC SDN List Removal Attorneys - McNabb Associates, SDN Designation, SDN List, Specially Designated National
  • Nov 26

    GCC calls for greater ISIL effort | The National

    GCC calls for greater ISIL effort | The National
    GCC calls for greater ISIL effort | The National.Filed under: OFAC SDN, OFAC SDN List Removal Attorneys - McNabb Associates, SDN Designation, SDN List, Specially Designated National
Rank this Week: 436

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

About law, literature and the humanities. By the Law & Humanities Institute.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    French Library Announces Discovery of Shakespeare First Folio In Its Collection

    French Library Announces Discovery of Shakespeare First Folio In Its Collection
    Jennifer Schuessler of the New York Times brings us news of the discovery of a Shakespeare First Folio in a small public library in Saint-Omer, France. The librarians originally thought it was an old, but garden variety edition of…
  • Nov 26

    A Study of Newspaper Coverage of South Dakota Constitutional Convention

    A Study of Newspaper Coverage of South Dakota Constitutional Convention
    Candace Spurlin, Catherine Chicoine, Stacy Hegge, and Patrick M. Garry, all of the University of South Dakota School of Law, have published Journalistic Coverage of the 1883, 1885 and 1889 Constitutional Conventions, in volume 59 of the South…
  • Nov 26

    Legal Narrative and State of Mind

    Legal Narrative and State of Mind
    Cathren Koehlert-Page, Barry University School of Law, has published A Look Inside the Butler's Cupboard: How the External World Reveals Internal State of Mind in Legal Narratives at 69 N.Y.U. Ann. Surv. Am. L. 441 (2014). Here is the…
Rank this Week: 140

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Nov 26

    Law Professor Blogs Network in ABA Blawg 100 and ABA Blawg Hall of Fame

    Law Professor Blogs Network in ABA Blawg 100 and ABA Blawg Hall of Fame
    Kudos to our Law Professor Blogs Network bloggers named to the 2014 ABA Blawg 100 -- "the 100 best Web sites by lawyers, for lawyers, as chosen by the editors of the ABA Journal": EvidenceProf Blog, edited by Colin Miller (South…
  • Nov 26

    Are You a Jerk at Work?

    Are You a Jerk at Work?
    Columbia Press Release, Are You Seen as a Jerk at Work? A New Study Reveals That Many People Are Oblivious to How They Come Across to Counterparts and Colleagues: When Jill Abramson was ousted from her position as the executive editor of The…
  • Nov 26

    Hoenig: What's Wrong With Trafficking in NOLs?

    Hoenig: What's Wrong With Trafficking in NOLs?
    Mark Hoenig (Weil, Gotshal & Manges, New York), Trafficking in Net Operating Losses: What's So Bad?, 145 Tax Notes 919 (Nov. 24, 2014): Hoenig examines the almost century-long history of Congress’s efforts to allow tax losses and limit…
Rank this Week: 19

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

Covers Texas personal injury news and information. By E. Michael Grossman.

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • Nov 26

    Semi-Truck Accident in Wicomico County, MD, Kills Driver on Gumboro Road

    Semi-Truck Accident in Wicomico County, MD, Kills Driver on Gumboro Road
    Wicomino County, MD — The driver of a pickup truck was killed in an accident with a semi in Wicomico County, Maryland, on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. The accident took place around 3:15 in the afternoon. Local news outlets don’t…
  • Nov 26

    Doris Goldwire Killed in Pedestrian Accident on I-95 in Chester, PA

    Doris Goldwire Killed in Pedestrian Accident on I-95 in Chester, PA
    Chester, PA — Police identified Doris Goldwire as the woman who was killed in an accident with a bread truck in Chester, Pennsylvania, on Monday, November 24, 2014. The accident took place on Interstate 95, between Route 320 and…
  • Nov 26

    Nelson Hidalgo Killed on Highway 44 in Corpus Christi, TX after Serious Car Accident

    Nelson Hidalgo Killed on Highway 44 in Corpus Christi, TX after Serious Car Accident
    Corpus Christi, TX — There was a fatal car accident last night (Tuesday, November 25, 2014) that claimed the life of a Corpus Christi man on Highway 44, just west of the city. The accident happened at about 6:30 p.m. and the victim was…
Rank this Week: 81

Law and Magic Blog

Law and Magic Blog

Discusses the intersection of law and magic, religion, pseudoscience, paranormal, and science.

http://lpcprof.typepad.com/law_and_magic_blog/
  • Nov 26

    Apps-Solutely Magic!

    Apps-Solutely Magic!
    Kit Eaton of the New York Times offers up reviews of these apps for the SmartPhone that may not turn you into a Vegas conjuror. But they look like fun, anyway.
  • Nov 7

    The Amazing Career of the Amazing Randi

    The Amazing Career of the Amazing Randi
    In the New York Times, a long article about the career and opinions of James "The Amazing" Randi. Adam Higginbotham discusses not just Randi's work but lawsuits brought against him by Uri Geller, and recent problems his longtime…
  • Nov 5

    Coolini!

    Coolini!
    Magician Smoothini on America's Got Talent, courtesy of the San Francisco Globe. More here from the America's Got Talent website.
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Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Nov 26

    Update: Motion for testing in Rodney Reed case denied by visiting judge

    Update: Motion for testing in Rodney Reed case denied by visiting judge
    Judge Doug Shaver denied the Innocence Project's motion for testing of evidence which could exclude Rodney Reed from involvement in the 1996 murder of 19-year-old Stacey Stites for which he is scheduled to be executed in January. Staff…
  • Nov 25

    Innocence Project Seeks DNA Testing for Death Row Inmate

    Innocence Project Seeks DNA Testing for Death Row Inmate
    Innocence Project staff attorney Bryce Benjet appeared before a Texas court today seeking DNA testing of crime scene evidence that could prove that Rodney Reed is innocent of the 1996 rape and murder of Stacey Stites. Reed, who is scheduled…
  • Nov 24

    Arkansas Woman Seeks Clemency From Governor Beebe

    Arkansas Woman Seeks Clemency From Governor Beebe
    On June 12, 1994, Belynda Goff walked out of her bedroom, where she had been sleeping with her three-year old son, to find her husband, Stephen, lying unconscious just inside the doorway of their apartment. She immediately called to request…
Rank this Week: 509

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Covers accident & injury, asbestos, medical device litigation, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, pharmaceutical litigation, and workers compensation. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.chicagoinjurylawblog.com/
  • Nov 26

    Largest U.S. Hospital Chain Stops Power Morcellator Use

    Largest U.S. Hospital Chain Stops Power Morcellator Use
    The biggest for-profit hospital operator in the country, HCA Holdings, recently announced that power morcellators will no longer be used to remove uterine fibroids in its hospitals. Uterine cancer lawyers at Pintas & Mullins explain why…
  • Nov 24

    FDA Warns of Uterine Cancer Risk for Hysterectomy, Myomectomy

    FDA Warns of Uterine Cancer Risk for Hysterectomy, Myomectomy
    Women who undergo hysterectomies or myomectomies using a specific medical device called a power morcellator are at significant risk of developing uterine cancer. The FDA and several news outlets are releasing safety updates to women who are…
  • Nov 14

    Fires Erupted in Chicago Area

    Fires Erupted in Chicago Area
    There have been three serious fires in the Chicago area in as many days, causing heavy damage, displacing families, and injuring several victims. Fire injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins would like to take this opportunity to outline some…
Rank this Week: 506

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

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

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Nov 26

    Bus Driver Partly Liable For Passenger Injury After Stopping Too Far From The Curb

    Bus Driver Partly Liable For Passenger Injury After Stopping Too Far From The Curb
    Reasons for judgement were released recently by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, finding a bus driver partly liable for injuries after a passenger fell while disembarking the bus. In the recent case (Isaacs v. Coast Mounatain…
  • Nov 25

    Medical Marijuana Cream Claim Fails at Trial

    Medical Marijuana Cream Claim Fails at Trial
    To date I am aware of two cases in British Columbia that have awarded damages for the costs of medical marijuana to treat personal injuries (these can be accessed here and here).  Earlier this week reasons were released by the BC Supreme…
  • Nov 25

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Chronic and Disabling Neck and Back Injury

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Chronic and Disabling Neck and Back Injury
    Reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for chronic and largely disabling neck and back injuries. In this week’s case (Mandra v. Lu) the Plaintiff was involved in a…
Rank this Week: 415

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
Rank this Week: 462

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/
  • Nov 26

    [Orin Kerr] Suspect testimony in the grand jury room

    [Orin Kerr] Suspect testimony in the grand jury room
    I wanted to add a point of caution about my co-blogger Paul Cassell’s view of Officer Wilson’s grand jury testimony. I’ll assume Paul is right that if the grand jury believed Wilson, then Wilson had a valid self-defense…
  • Nov 26

    [Will Baude] Further reading on Ferguson and legal change

    [Will Baude] Further reading on Ferguson and legal change
    I confess that I am not as bullish about the process or outcome of the grand jury investigation as some, but I have little to add directly on that point. (Here are the grand jury materials for those who want to dig in.) Instead I wanted to…
  • Nov 26

    [Dale Carpenter] Mississippi and Arkansas district courts strike down state marriage exclusion

    [Dale Carpenter] Mississippi and Arkansas district courts strike down state marriage exclusion
    Yesterday same-sex marriage advocates notched two more federal district court wins in southern states. It’s clear in the early returns that district courts are not following the Sixth Circuit’s lead on either Baker v. Nelson…
Rank this Week: 10

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 122

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    "I forgot"

    "I forgot"
    It's hard to beat this Steve Martin excuse:"You.. can be a millionaire.. and never pay taxes! You can be a millionaire.. and never pay taxes! You say.. "Steve.. how can I be a millionaire.. and never pay taxes?" First.. get a million dollars.…
  • Nov 26

    Cavalcade of Risk #222: Gratefully risky

    Cavalcade of Risk #222: Gratefully risky
    Van Mayhall hosts the pre-Thanksgiving round-up of risk-related posts. As usual,Van does a terrific job of tying together seemingly unrelated items, providing a fantastic narrative.Thanks, Van! Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Nov 25

    Sprechen sie Deutsch?

    Sprechen sie Deutsch?
    More proposed Obamacare rules to improved the customer experience.The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Nov. 21 issued a massive 324-page notice of proposed rulemaking aimed at improving the consumer experience in the health…
Rank this Week: 33

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/
  • Nov 26

    DOL Jobs Website

    DOL Jobs Website
    The US Department of Labor is promoting an interesting website targeted at all aspects of the employment process. "FindYourPath" is a one-stop website that allows employers to find available workers, permits individuals to identify…
  • Nov 25

    The Part-Time Economy

    The Part-Time Economy
    There is an interesting article at CNN Money which discusses a disturbing but important employment trend in this country. The piece looks at the movement towards employing part-time workers rather than using full-time employees. The article…
  • Nov 25

    Ford: How Do We Define Stuff Like "Discrimination"?

    Ford: How Do We Define Stuff Like "Discrimination"?
    Richard Ford (Stanford) has just posted on SSRN his article (forthcoming Stanford L. Rev. 2014) Bias in the Air: Rethinking Employment Discrimination Law. Here's the abstract: Employment discrimination jurisprudence assumes that key concepts…
Rank this Week: 76

State Bar of Texas Blog

State Bar of Texas Blog

Features Texas lawyers and legal professionals. By the State Bar of Texas.

http://blog.texasbar.com/
  • Nov 26

    Access fund can help offset communication cost

    Access fund can help offset communication cost
    To comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, lawyers provide auxiliary services, such as a sign language interpreter, to ensure effective communication with clients with disabilities. For some attorneys, the…
  • Nov 25

    Dallas attorney exposes visa fraud, receives national service award

    Dallas attorney exposes visa fraud, receives national service award
    Last month, Shamoil T. Shipchandler, a partner in the Dallas office of Bracewell & Giuliani, received the Secretary of Homeland Security’s Meritorious Service Award (Silver Medal) for his role in exposing an illegal visa fraud…
  • Nov 25

    The importance of professionalism

    The importance of professionalism
     By Stuart D. Colburn This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Texas Lawyer’s Creed, so it seems fitting to take a moment or two to pause and reflect on what it means to be an attorney—how we work, interact with…
Rank this Week: 513

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    Florida and Texas Churches Successfully Challenge Zoning Denial

    Florida and Texas Churches Successfully Challenge Zoning Denial
    This week, churches in Florida and Texas were successful in their RLUIPA challenges to zoning denials.In Church of Our Savior v. City of Jacksonville, (MD FL, Nov. 25, 2014), a church prevailed on its RLUIPA "as applied" equal terms…
  • Nov 26

    Arkansas, Mississippi Same-Sex Marriage Bans Invalidated

    Arkansas, Mississippi Same-Sex Marriage Bans Invalidated
    Yesterday federal district courts in two more states-- Arkansas and Mississippi-- struck down state bans on same-sex marriage.  In each case, the ruling was stayed to permit an appeal.In Austin v. Crane, (ED AR, Nov. 25, 2014), an…
  • Nov 26

    Delays In Sale of Historic Church Support Free Exercise, But Not RLUIPA, Claim

    Delays In Sale of Historic Church Support Free Exercise, But Not RLUIPA, Claim
    In California-Nevada Annual Conference of the Methodist Church v. City and County of San Francisco, (ND CA, Nov. 24, 2014), a California federal district court resolved two rather interesting issues defining the scope of religious…
Rank this Week: 22

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Nov 26

    My New Favorite Academic Article

    My New Favorite Academic Article
    A few years ago a provocative paper looking at the legal implications of the “F” word received lots of attention and notoriety.  Now another paper is making the rounds, “Get Me Off Your F*cking Mailing List,” a…
  • Nov 25

    Giving Thanks to (Facilitation) Student

    Giving Thanks to (Facilitation) Student
    From Bob Bordone and Rachel Viscomi (Harvard): November 25, 2014 This fall semester this year a notable one for both of us, for different reasons and motivated by different circumstances. Bob is preparing to take his first sabbatical after…
  • Nov 25

    Some Good Question

    Some Good Question
    In 1998, commenting on the hot controversy about the “Rand Report’s” finding that certain mediation programs did not save time or money (measured in terms of lawyers’ work hours), Professor Craig McEwen argued that it…
Rank this Week: 872

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Nov 26

    14 lawyers in top 100 list of most powerful women

    14 lawyers in top 100 list of most powerful women
    Lawyers have made their mark in the list of Canada’s 100 most powerful women released today.At least 14 lawyers are on the list the Women’s Executive Network produces each year to highlight the professional achievements of women…
  • Nov 26

    News Roundup - November 26, 2014

    News Roundup - November 26, 2014
    CanadaClass-action lawsuit against XL Foods Inc. reaches tentative deal to settle recall of tainted beef, CBCNew Brunswick to scrap regulation that restricts access to abortion, Toronto StarJian Ghomeshi withdraws $55-million lawsuit against…
  • Nov 25

    Good times ahead

    Good times ahead
    Bradley Berg, partner with Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, contemplates where to place his “bid” in the Great GC Auction. Barry Bresner, partner with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Kathyrn Bush, partner, Blake Cassels & Graydon…
Rank this Week: 141

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    Wednesday whimsie

    Wednesday whimsie
    Far, far too slow. Readers of this weblog will recall that this Kat has been complaining endlessly about the absolutely unjustifiable amount of time that it takes before a contested Community trade mark application gets as far as a ruling on…
  • Nov 26

    Can you be liable for third-party copyright infringements if you offer password-free free internet access? New case referred to CJEU!

    Can you be liable for third-party copyright infringements if you offer password-free free internet access? New case referred to CJEU!
    Smart idea?Via Katfriend and copyright aficionado Tom Ohta (Bristows) comes the news that a new depressingexciting case has just been referred to everybody's favourite court, ie the Court of Justice of the European Union…
  • Nov 25

    Peppa Pig peppered with claims from Gabriella Capra

    Peppa Pig peppered with claims from Gabriella Capra
    I would like to thank you to Chris Torrero for sending us the following story. The Italian news last week concerned one of Peppa Pig’s cartoon friend, Gabriella Goat. Gabriella Capra, a 40 year old Italian business woman…
Rank this Week: 74

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Nov 26

    "The Neuroscientific Case Against Retributive Justice"

    "The Neuroscientific Case Against Retributive Justice"
    The title of this post is the title of this interesting new article by Stephen Morris and Robert Robinson available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: Retributive Justice is the theory of justice according to which individuals are either…
  • Nov 26

    Some unusual suspects working to stop Texas from executing mentally ill condemned murderer

    Some unusual suspects working to stop Texas from executing mentally ill condemned murderer
    This new Mother Jones article reports on some of the interesting persons who are eager to prevent Texas from carrying out a notable death sentence next week. The article is headlined "Can Ron Paul and Conservative Evangelicals Save a…
  • Nov 25

    "Did Marijuana Kill Michael Brown?"

    "Did Marijuana Kill Michael Brown?"
    The title of this post is the headline of this provocative and interesting new piece by Jacob Sullum now up at Reason. Here is how the piece starts and ends: In a radio interview on August 18, a self-identified friend...
Rank this Week: 104

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    Avi-Yonah on the History of the Consumption Tax Debate

    Avi-Yonah on the History of the Consumption Tax Debate
    Reuven S. Avi-Yonah, University of Michigan Law School, has posted The Rise and Fall of the Consumption Tax: A Historical Perspective.  Here is the abstract:This article will survey the great consumption vs. income tax debate from a…
  • Nov 26

    JSCH 39:3

    JSCH 39:3
    Here are the contents of the Journal of Supreme Court History, 39:3 (November 2014)IntroductionMelvin I. Urofsky“We always tell our children they are Americans”: Mendez v. Westminster and the beginning of the end of school…
  • Nov 26

    Murder and Women in 19th-Century America: The YLS Exhibit

    Murder and Women in 19th-Century America: The YLS Exhibit
    While we’re looking in on rare books at YLS, we might as well note the exhibit, Murder and Women in 19th-Century America: Trial Accounts in the Yale Law Library:Murder trials have long been a subject of sensational treatment in popular…
Rank this Week: 32

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Nov 26

    Stewart Mini-Symposium: A Response to Beth Stephen

    Stewart Mini-Symposium: A Response to Beth Stephen
    by James G. Stewart by James G. Stewart [James G. Stewart is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law at Allard Hall, University of British Columbia. His new article, The Turn to Corporate Criminal Liability for International Crimes:…
  • Nov 26

    Stewart Mini-Symposium: Two Cheers for Stewart

    Stewart Mini-Symposium: Two Cheers for Stewart
    by Beth Stephens by Beth Stephens [Beth Stephens is a Professor at Rutgers Law.] Two cheers for James Stewart and his forthcoming article, The Turn to Corporate Criminal Liability for International Crimes: Transcending the Alien Tort Statute.…
  • Nov 26

    ICC/Palestine Event at Doughty Street Chamber

    ICC/Palestine Event at Doughty Street Chamber
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller London-area readers interested in the ICC and Palestine might want to attend the following event, which is co-sponsored by Chatham House and Doughty Street Chambers (where I’m an academic member).…
Rank this Week: 110

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Nov 26

    Thanks to nothing?

    Thanks to nothing?
    Originally published at Dean’s World, Thanksgiving 2006: A million essays and blog posts will explore the topic of “being thankful” in the next 24 hours. I’d say, based on a perusal of a Google search I just ran, that…
  • Nov 19

    Well, yes, I do have fun

    Well, yes, I do have fun
    I hate @RonColeman because he has more fun practicing law than I get to have. http://t.co/PRr7hJMbwA Hate. Hate. Hate. — The Original SPQR (@SPQRzilla) October 27, 2014 Yes, it looks like a lot of fun, doesn’t it? Sometimes it is.…
  • Nov 17

    The ultimate license

    The ultimate license
    Originally posted 2008-08-07 12:51:35. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWe’ve written before about the preposterous concept of asserting that stuff you buy and put into the trunk of your car and stick in a closet at home is really just…
Rank this Week: 148

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
Rank this Week: 316

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

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

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Nov 26

    Companies That Sue Critics Have Something to Hide

    Companies That Sue Critics Have Something to Hide
    I am a firm believer that companies that sue critics (whether the critics are journalists, customers, forensic accountants, or otherwise) have something to hide. This was the case with Medifast Inc., a multi-level marketing company that sued…
  • Nov 24

    Cheryl Abbate Wants Marquette to Censor?

    Cheryl Abbate Wants Marquette to Censor?
    Marquette University teaching assistant Cheryl Abbate doesn’t like the fact that Professor John McAdams criticized her for not allowing students to discuss gay rights. His article got noticed by Inside Higher Ed, so instead of defending…
  • Nov 24

    What is Financial Statement Fraud?

    What is Financial Statement Fraud?
    Tracy Coenen gives a brief overview of some of the most common financial statement fraud schemes.
Rank this Week: 41

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 451

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Nov 26

    Utah reaches settlement over immigration law

    Utah reaches settlement over immigration law
    [JURIST] The Utah Attorney General's Office [official website] reached a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] on Tuesday over a controversialimmigration law [HB 497]. The "Utah Illegal Immigration…
  • Nov 26

    Supreme Court to rule on disability rights, EPA case

    Supreme Court to rule on disability rights, EPA case
    The US Supreme Court [official website] granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in four cases on Tuesday. In City and County of San Francisco v. Sheehan [docket; cert. petition, PDF] the court has been asked to decide whether Title II of the…
  • Nov 26

    UN rights expert urges East Timor to reconsider judicial dismissal

    UN rights expert urges East Timor to reconsider judicial dismissal
    [JURIST] The UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers [official website] Gabriela Knaul [official profile] on Tuesday urged [press release] the government of East Timor to reconsider the dismissing of international…
Rank this Week: 11

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Nov 26

    Proposal on president’s mandated FLSA updates may come in February

    Proposal on president’s mandated FLSA updates may come in February
    By Pamela Wolf, J.D. The Department of Labor expects to issue a proposed regulation in February 2015 that will reflect President Obama’s directive to modernize and streamline FLSA regulations for executive, administrative, and…
  • Nov 26

    School officials not immune after firing employee who disclosed superintendent’s misconduct

    School officials not immune after firing employee who disclosed superintendent’s misconduct
    By Cynthia L. Hackerott, J.D. Top administrators of the School District of Philadelphia were not entitled to qualified immunity against the First Amendment and Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law claims of a former employee, who was terminated…
  • Nov 26

    2-1 NLRB finds discipline for seconds-long shop-floor exchange unlawful

    2-1 NLRB finds discipline for seconds-long shop-floor exchange unlawful
    By Lisa Milam-Perez, J.D. Conagra Foods unlawfully issued a verbal warning to a union supporter for a production-floor conversation that took mere seconds, and during which no union authorization cards changed hands, a divided NLRB panel…
Rank this Week: 327