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JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Jan 31

    Venezuela authorizes use of force against demonstrator

    Venezuela authorizes use of force against demonstrator
    [JURIST] Venezuelan authorities on Friday passed new regulations that will allow soldiers to use deadly force against demonstrators if they feel that their lives are at risk. These regulations were passed [BBC news report] after a span of…
  • Jan 31

    Amnesty urges Zimbabwe president to address African rights concern

    Amnesty urges Zimbabwe president to address African rights concern
    [JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Friday urged [press release] Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to address human rights concerns in Zimbabwe and other parts of the African continent. AI wants Mugabe to utilize his…
  • Jan 31

    ICTY upholds Bosnian Serb genocide conviction

    ICTY upholds Bosnian Serb genocide conviction
    [JURIST] The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Friday upheld genocide convictions [judgment, PDF] for Vujadin Popovic and Ljubisa Beara for crimes perpetrated by…
Rank this Week: 11

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Jan 31

    A Dodd-Frank reform menu, ready to go?

    A Dodd-Frank reform menu, ready to go?
    Jim Hamilton’s World of Securities Regulation has a list of seven bills “amending the Dodd-Frank Act [that] passed the House in the 113th Congress by a bi-partisan vote, sometimes an overwhelming bi-partisan vote, but were never…
  • Jan 31

    Pennsylvania’s law-firm-contract me

    Pennsylvania’s law-firm-contract me
    “Four law firms received three no-bid contracts for the secret investigations [of litigation prospects by the state of Pennsylvania against nursing homes and other defendants]. The firms and their lawyers donated a combined $191,400 to…
  • Jan 30

    Ready for the Super Concave Serving Vessel?

    Ready for the Super Concave Serving Vessel?
    Hilarious commercial from Staples makes fun of the trademark claims that keep businesses from talking about Super-You-Know-What sales, events, and gatherings this time of year. Earlier here, etc., etc. Tweet Tags: Super Bowl Ready for the…
Rank this Week: 27

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

Covers compliance, employment and industry intelligence for investment professionals and investment, planning and regulatory intelligence for investors. By James J. Eccleston.

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Jan 31

    5 Key Economic Trends for 2015

    5 Key Economic Trends for 2015
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices:According to the forecast from the SIFMA’s Economic Advisory Roundtable, 2015 looks to be a continuation of the positive trends of 2014. The major economic indicators –…
  • Jan 30

    Investors Continue to Avoid High-Yield Bonds Despite New Cash Infusion

    Investors Continue to Avoid High-Yield Bonds Despite New Cash Infusion
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices:The European Central Bank announced a new $1.1 trillion euro bond-buying program last week. The goal of the new program was to push investors back into the market to buy risky corporate…
  • Jan 29

    CFP Board Changes CFP Exam Requirement

    CFP Board Changes CFP Exam Requirement
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices: The CFP Board has approved two changes to the process of attaining the initial CFP designation. First, candidates who want to take the CFP exams no longer…
Rank this Week: 215

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/
  • Jan 31

    President of China Minsheng Bank Steps Down

    President of China Minsheng Bank Steps Down
    The China Minsheng Banking Corporation gave no explanation for the resignation of Mao Xiaofeng and no indication whether he had been questioned or was assisting investigators.
  • Jan 30

    GFI Shareholders Reject CME Merger, Clearing Way for Hostile Bid

    GFI Shareholders Reject CME Merger, Clearing Way for Hostile Bid
    BGC Partners, which is run by Howard Lutnick, who also runs the investment bank Cantor Fitzgerald, seized the opportunity to reiterate its own hostile bid to buy the brokerage firm GFI for about $778 million in cash.
  • Jan 30

    A Bull Market for Shake Shack Burger

    A Bull Market for Shake Shack Burger
    Shake Shack was already popular on Wall Street for its burgers, fries and shakes. But its hottest menu item on Friday was its stock, except perhaps for the free hamburgers.
Rank this Week: 6

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 23

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

Provides global food safety news & information. By Marler Clark LLP, PS.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Jan 31

    ‘Temperature Abuse’ and Clostridium Fear Brings Salami Recall

    ‘Temperature Abuse’ and Clostridium Fear Brings Salami Recall
    About 2,863 pounds of smoked salami is being recalled by Great Lakes Smoked Meats in Lorain, OH, because the product may have experienced “temperature abuse” and may contain Clostridium perfringens. No illnesses have yet been…
  • Jan 31

    Aloha Inc. Protein Powder Recalled for Possible Staphylococcus Contamination

    Aloha Inc. Protein Powder Recalled for Possible Staphylococcus Contamination
    New York-based Project Healthy Living Inc., doing business as Aloha Inc., has recalled all packages of it Premium Protein powder in chocolate and vanilla blends because it has received complaints from as many as 17 customers who have reported…
  • Jan 31

    CO Ag Department Tests Find Salmonella in Recalled Dog Treat

    CO Ag Department Tests Find Salmonella in Recalled Dog Treat
    Routine testing of samples by the Colorado Department of Agriculture returned positive results for Salmonella in Big Bark All Natural Beef Jerky Treats for Dogs made by Grill-Phoria LLC of Loveland, CO. The Northern Colorado company…
Rank this Week: 105

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 126

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jan 31

    The Betrayal of Socrates in Legal Education

    The Betrayal of Socrates in Legal Education
    David Barnhizer (Cleveland State), The Betrayal of Socrates: My argument here is that there is a stark disjunction between the Socratic ideal and the reality found in the First Year of law school at nearly all institutions. The underlying…
  • Jan 31

    Nine California Law Schools Bucked National Trend, Increased 1L Enrollment in 2014

    Nine California Law Schools Bucked National Trend, Increased 1L Enrollment in 2014
    National Jurist, Enrollment Up at 9 California Law Schools: Law school enrollment dropped by 7.2 percent this year, but 33 law schools bucked the trend and increased enrollment. Nine of those law schools hail from California — more than any…
  • Jan 31

    Simkovic: The Knowledge Tax

    Simkovic: The Knowledge Tax
    Michael Simkovic (Seton Hall), The Knowledge Tax: Labor economists struggle to explain why the rates of return to higher education have remained much higher than the rates of return to other investments. This article proposes a novel…
Rank this Week: 48

Rubin on Tax

Rubin on Tax

Covers tax and legal issues relating to federal and Florida tax, estate planning, probate, and business matters. By Charles Rubin.

http://rubinontax.floridatax.com/
  • Jan 31

    IRS Error in Extending Statute of Limitations for Wrong Year is Disregarded

    IRS Error in Extending Statute of Limitations for Wrong Year is Disregarded
    When a taxpayer files a federal tax return, the IRS generally has a 3 year statute of limitations period to assess additional tax beyond that reported on the return. If the tax year is audited, the auditor may ask the taxpayer to file a Form…
  • Jan 29

    The Law is an A

    The Law is an A
    The law is an ass, or so says Charles Dickens. After reading the IRS’ latest missive on sales of marijuana, I think I agree. The tension between federal and state law on the sale of marijuana carries over to federal income taxes. While…
  • Jan 24

    Applicable Federal Rates–February 2015

    Applicable Federal Rates–February 2015
    Follow @crubincrubin
Rank this Week: 755

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jan 31

    Mother Scams Daughter Out of $48K Trust Fund

    Mother Scams Daughter Out of $48K Trust Fund
    A city welfare worker scammed her own daughter out of a $48,000 trust fund left by her late father, who was shot to death during a robbery in 2006. According to a new lawsuit, Vanessa Nieves, 21, learned late last...
  • Jan 31

    Free Webinar on the Uniform Powers of Appointment Act

    Free Webinar on the Uniform Powers of Appointment Act
    The American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law is holding a free webinar for RPTE members entitled, The Uniform Powers of Appointment Act: Straightforward Default Rules to Fill a Vacuum, on February 11th from…
  • Jan 31

    The myRA Pilot Program

    The myRA Pilot Program
    A pilot program for myRA accounts was started by the Treasury Department in December. The myRAs are Roth IRAs that allow qualifying employees that do not have a workplace retirement account to save up to $15,000 or up to 30...
Rank this Week: 57

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Jan 31

    ABA TECHSHOW 2015 - Gear VR Demo With Chromecast

    ABA TECHSHOW 2015 - Gear VR Demo With Chromecast
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Jan 31

    Google Now Update Integrates With 40 Third-Party App

    Google Now Update Integrates With 40 Third-Party App
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Jan 31

    Solo And Small Firm Lawyers - We ARE The Future

    Solo And Small Firm Lawyers - We ARE The Future
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 979

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jan 31

    Anti-Middle-Class Economics: What Obama's 529 Grab Revealed

    Anti-Middle-Class Economics: What Obama's 529 Grab Revealed
    I think that’s the real explanation. This is not so much a rational calculation about how to finance the behemoth state. This is an admission by a man who has no more election campaigns to run, and therefore no pragmatic...
  • Jan 31

    Watch Los Angeles firefighters carry out a daring rescue for a dog swept into a river

    Watch Los Angeles firefighters carry out a daring rescue for a dog swept into a river
    Los Angeles firefighters received a call about a little dog trapped in a swollen river, and the ensuing rescue involved a helicopter and some serious daring from the diver. The operation was successful, and officials say the pup was…
  • Jan 31

    Jeb Bush was a pothead

    Jeb Bush was a pothead
    In a new Boston Globe article, Michael Kranish dives into Jeb Bush's four years at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, during which he "smoked a notable amount of pot," according to his classmates. Bush's classmates also told the…
Rank this Week: 136

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 31

    Welcome, Sophia Lee!

    Welcome, Sophia Lee!
    creditIt is our great pleasure to announce that Sophia Z. Lee will be joining us as a guest blogger for the next month.She is Professor of Law and History at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she teaches administrative law,…
  • Jan 30

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    From the Consumer Law & Policy Blog: historical perspectives on the Supreme Court's current Fair Housing Act case (here and here). (Hat tip: Torts Today)Joanna L. Grossman (credit)Geoffrey Stone, Chicago Law, the author of, among other…
  • Jan 30

    A Graduate Student Workshop on The History and Politics of Public Finance

    A Graduate Student Workshop on The History and Politics of Public Finance
    [We have the following announcement for the “7th Annual Graduate Student Workshop on The History and Politics of Public Finance.”]In recent years, scholars from a variety of disciplines have embarked on an innovative wave of…
Rank this Week: 104

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Jan 31

    Show # 227 — Solon Barocas on algorithms and employment discrimination — posted

    Show # 227 — Solon Barocas on algorithms and employment discrimination — posted
    Happy new year! I’m pleased to post the first show of the winter quarter, Show # 227, January 14, 2015, my interview with Solon Barocas, Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy,…
  • Dec 15

    Thanks to Securing Change

    Thanks to Securing Change
    Those of you paying attention to the website have undoubtedly noticed the theme change. That change is part of the effort to thwart the incessant hackers who have targeted Hearsay Culture over the past three years. I’m pleased to report…
  • Dec 13

    Show # 226 — Prof. Stephen Turner on expertise in policymaking — posted

    Show # 226 — Prof. Stephen Turner on expertise in policymaking — posted
    For the last show for 2014, I’m pleased to post Show # 226, November 20, my interview with Prof. Stephen Turner of the University of South Florida on technological and scientific expertise in policymaking and democracy. Stephen has…
Rank this Week: 527

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Jan 31

    "It Could Have Been Me, But Instead It Was You"

    "It Could Have Been Me, But Instead It Was You"
    The Holly Near song is about the Kent State victims and Chilean folk singer Victor Jara, killed by the junta, but I thought of the words lately in another context. In class, I often begin with a "lawyer's in the...
  • Jan 31

    Justin Hansford, "The Legal Ethics of Nelson Mandela"

    Justin Hansford, "The Legal Ethics of Nelson Mandela"
    Article. Abstract: Can a good lawyer also be a good person? In answering in the affirmative, it is helpful to note the legal career of Nelson Mandela — a lawyer — and also a person recognized the world over as...
  • Jan 30

    Witness preparation (Ted 2) (humor)

    Witness preparation (Ted 2) (humor)
    The trailer for Ted 2 has a riff on witness preparation.
Rank this Week: 283

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

Tracks judicial, legislative, policy, and academic developments concerning medical futility. By Professor Thaddeus Mason Pope.

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 31

    Resolving Intractable Medical Futility Disputes in Virginia

    Resolving Intractable Medical Futility Disputes in Virginia
    Over six years ago, I analyzed how an intractable futility dispute might be resolved under Virginia law. Earlier this month, I explained that Virginia is considering legislation to strengthen the governing law. Today, the…
  • Jan 30

    Bad Healthcare Surrogates Kill Patient for the Money - Victorino Noval

    Bad Healthcare Surrogates Kill Patient for the Money - Victorino Noval
    Three years ago, I blogged about the Victorino Noval case.  The case (actually multiple cases) are still being litigated.  An appellate decision issued a few days ago summarizes the key alleged facts.   Three siblings,…
  • Jan 29

    Oklahoma Medical Treatment Laws Information Act - The Disclosure

    Oklahoma Medical Treatment Laws Information Act - The Disclosure
    Last year, I blogged about the 2014 Oklahoma  Medical Treatment Laws Information Act.   This law was enacted to educate clinicians about their duties, and patients about their rights, under the 2013 Oklahoma Nondiscrimination in…
Rank this Week: 506

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawaretrialpractice.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 31

    Conversion of a Motion to Dismiss into a Motion for Summary Judgment

    Conversion of a Motion to Dismiss into a Motion for Summary Judgment
    In Johnson v. Student Funding Group and Sergio Sotolongo, C.A. No. N14C-08-098-ALR (Rocanelli, J.) (Order dated January 26, 2015), the Delaware Superior Court provided a comprehensive and useful overview of the legal standard for converting a…
  • Jan 21

    Delaware Supreme Court Adjusts the Assessment For Admission Pro Hac Vice

    Delaware Supreme Court Adjusts the Assessment For Admission Pro Hac Vice
    The Delaware Supreme Court has amended Rules 71 and 72 related to the assessment for an application for admission pro hac vice.  Since 2002 the fee has been $300.  Effective February 1, 2015, it will be $375 and in…
  • Jan 18

    Superior Court – Complex Commercial Litigation Division

    Superior Court – Complex Commercial Litigation Division
    President Judge Vaughn now Justice Vaughn‘s movement to the Supreme Court created a vacancy on the CCLD panel.  Administrative Directive 2015-1, names Judge Davis to the panel of CCLD judges.  The panel now consists of:…
Rank this Week: 752

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 189

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical licensing, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse. By Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm.

http://www.dallasfortworthinjurylawyer.com/
  • Jan 31

    J&J Ethicon Mesh Injury Settlement

    J&J Ethicon Mesh Injury Settlement
    There are over 75,000 women who have filed personal injury claims against the various manufacturers of the transvaginal and bladder sling products. According to sources, Johnson & Johnson has settled at least four Ethicon transvaginal…
  • Jan 22

    Actos Bladder Cancer Federal Trial

    Actos Bladder Cancer Federal Trial
    The U.S. District Judge overseeing the federal Actos litigation has issued orders requiring that the Court be provided with details about each of the cases filed, information about potential settlements and motions in various state courts…
  • Jan 11

    Hysterectomy Morcellator Cancer 2015 Update

    Hysterectomy Morcellator Cancer 2015 Update
    There are many product liability lawsuits being filed against the manufacturers of power morcellators. The injured women claim that patients and doctors should have been warned about the risks associated with use of the medical devices during…
Rank this Week: 700

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

Covers employment law, personal injury and family law issues related to Texas and federal law.

http://kielichlawfirm.com/blog
  • Jan 31

    FMLA protects critical access to health resources for newborn infant

    FMLA protects critical access to health resources for newborn infant
    One of the primary purposes of FMLA is to protect the bonding time between a newborn and his or her parents and this leave purpose is specifically identified as a reason for employers to grant FMLA leave. Bonding with a newborn child can seem…
  • Jan 26

    What happens when somebody evades service?

    What happens when somebody evades service?
    Under the U.S. and Texas constitutions, all people are entitled to due process. Among the rights protected under due process is the opportunity to be made aware of claims brought against you in a court of law and provide you an opportunity to…
  • Jan 21

    What’s all this Texas efiling stuff about, anyway?

    What’s all this Texas efiling stuff about, anyway?
    My post discussing how to convert Word documents into text recognition PDFs for Texas court efilings must have touched a nerve because since the post went up I have received several emails about it. Most were kind signs of gratitude but all…
Rank this Week: 978

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 31

    Marijuana Conviction Reversed Based on What Constitutes a Plant

    Marijuana Conviction Reversed Based on What Constitutes a Plant
    Last week, the Michigan Court of Appeals reversed the felony marijuana manufacturing conviction of a Tuscola County man based on how the 68 pot plants seized from his warehouse were weighed by the Sheriff. The defendant in the case had a…
  • Jan 30

    Legislation Seeks to Put Cameras in Federal Court

    Legislation Seeks to Put Cameras in Federal Court
    Most serious-minded lawyers will tell you they prefer to practice law in federal court. It is a whole different professional arena.Whenever I get to appear in Detroit for the occasional federal case, or in Cincinnati on appeal, I step-up my…
  • Jan 21

    SCOTUS to Consider Michigan's Same-Sex Adoption and Companion Marriage Case

    SCOTUS to Consider Michigan's Same-Sex Adoption and Companion Marriage Case
    They finally did it on their own terms, but the SCOTUS has granted certiorari in the DeBoer Same-Sex adoption case, and the consolidated marriage cases coming from the other states in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals [Ohio, Kentucky and…
Rank this Week: 889

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jan 31

    The CIA Violated the Terrorist Bombing Convention

    The CIA Violated the Terrorist Bombing Convention
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller The Washington Post has a long article today about how Mossad and the CIA collaborated to blow up Hezbollah’s chief of international operations in 2008. Here are the key paragraphs:…
  • Jan 30

    Weekend Roundup: January 24-31, 2015

    Weekend Roundup: January 24-31, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey This week on Opinio Juris saw Deborah note the publication of current Guantanamo detainee Mohammedou Slahi’s diary and her review that appeared in the Washington Post about it. Peter offered…
  • Jan 30

    ICTY upholds Genocide Convictions in Srebrenica Case

    ICTY upholds Genocide Convictions in Srebrenica Case
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin Today, the ICTY Appeals Chamber affirmed genocide convictions in the Srebrenica case, Prosecutor v. Popović et al. The full Appeals Chamber judgment is here.  The PDF document…
Rank this Week: 175

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 474

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/
  • Jan 31

    Honda investigating sixth Takata airbag death.

    Honda investigating sixth Takata airbag death.
    In continuing coverage of Takata Corp.’s exploding airbags, The AP reports that Honda is investigating a crash that occurred on January 18 in Houston in which the driver of a 2002 Honda Accord “was found…
  • Jan 31

    Death Claims from Faulty GM Ignition Switch Rise to 50

    Death Claims from Faulty GM Ignition Switch Rise to 50
    The AP reports that “with only five days left before the deadline to seek payments, compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg has decided that 50 death cases are eligible for money due to crashes caused by faulty General Motors…
  • Jan 30

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    This singer is completely overshadowed by the flamboyant drummer in the band. His performance starts a little after one minute into the song.  
Rank this Week: 634

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers life insurance, disability insurance, and claims denial. By Mark S. Humphreys, P.C.

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 31

    Pollution Exclusion

    Pollution Exclusion
    Dallas insurance lawyers need to have some familiarity with pollution exclusions in insurance policies. A 1998, Texarkana Court of Appeals case is worth reading. The style of the case is, Allen v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company.…
  • Jan 29

    Notice Of Claim

    Notice Of Claim
    Arlington insurance lawyers will tell a client that a claim needs to be made to the insurance company as soon as the client knows of the claim. This is illustrated in a 1998, United States, Northern District of Texas case....
  • Jan 27

    Misrepresentation In Health Insurance Policy Application

    Misrepresentation In Health Insurance Policy Application
    Fort Worth insurance lawyers will find the 1995, case, Darby v. Jefferson Life, useful in their insurance law practice. It is from the Houston Court of Appeals [1 Dist.]. On October 5, 1987, Jefferson Life's agent, Charles Sharp, interviewed…
Rank this Week: 758

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Jan 31

    "Your Weekly Constitutional" Discussion of Negro Motorist Green Book

    "Your Weekly Constitutional" Discussion of Negro Motorist Green Book
    Professor Stewart Harris of Appalachian School of Law hosts a weekly public radio discussion of law and often history, known as "Your Weekly Constitutional." This week his discussion is about the Negro Motorist Green Book and I had…
  • Jan 30

    More on Roe and Backlash: Mary Ziegler’s After Roe

    More on Roe and Backlash: Mary Ziegler’s After Roe
    In a comment to one of my prior posts, Barry pointed out that backlash may not be the right way to see the immediate period after Roe v. Wade, since there is some evidence that the Religious Right did not...
  • Jan 29

    Blocher and Gulati on Market for Sovereign Control

    Blocher and Gulati on Market for Sovereign Control
    Joseph Blocher and Mitu Gulati have just posted a paper on "The Market for Sovereign Control." Cribbing now from their abstract: Across the world, many regions are located in the wrong nations—wrong in the sense that the people of…
Rank this Week: 153

Central New York Injury Lawyer…

Central New York Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and municipal liability. By Michaels & Smolak, P.C.

http://www.centralnewyorkinjurylawyer.com/
  • Jan 31

    Does Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid Have A Products Liability Claim?

    Does Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid Have A Products Liability Claim?
    It's all over the news: Seventy-four year old Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's power workout "backfired" on him. Literally. In a freak accident, the senator was using an "elastic exercise band" to do some kind of exercise in his…
  • Jan 30

    Are Winter Car Accidents The Drivers' Or God's Fault? Central NY Car Accident Lawyer Explains.

    Are Winter Car Accidents The Drivers' Or God's Fault? Central NY Car Accident Lawyer Explains.
    I just read about a spectacular rollover crash on Interstate 690 in Geddes, NY (near Syracuse) a few hours ago. Fortunately, there were only minor injuries. I don't usually blog about local accidents, but I did want to make folks aware…
  • Jan 28

    Emoticons Can Be Important Evidence! CNY Personal Injury Lawyer Explains.

    Emoticons Can Be Important Evidence! CNY Personal Injury Lawyer Explains.
    A spurned man was recently on trial for posting threats against his ex on FACEBOOK. His defense? The "threats" were just a joke, and she should have known it. To support this claim, he pointed to certain emoticons (a facial glyph, used…
Rank this Week: 388

Supreme Court of Vermont Law Blog

Supreme Court of Vermont Law Blog

Features summaries and legal analysis of Vermont Supreme Court decisions.

http://scovlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 31

    Brotherly Brawl

    Brotherly Brawl
    State v. Noyes, 2015 VT 11By Andrew DelaneyI have a brother. When we were kids, we’d have some serious knock-down, drag-out fights. Now that we’re (allegedly) adults, there’s a lot less choking and punching in the face…
  • Jan 25

    Back to the Future "At-Will"

    Back to the Future "At-Will"
    Nelson v. Town of St. Johnsbury, 2015 VT 5By Andrew DelaneyTown manager gets fired and sues. His claims get tossed on summary judgment. The SCOV reverses on some claims and affirms on others. Almost the entire case comes down to a…
  • Jan 25

    You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling

    You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
    Davis v. The American Legion of Vermont, 2014 VT 134By Jeffrey M. MessinaThe American Legion, karaoke, a four-year-old granddaughter, a six-dollar entry fee, and a protective grandmother. What could possibly go wrong?This case comes to SCOV…
Rank this Week: 359

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 31

    The first week of Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Aaron Hernandez

    The first week of Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Aaron Hernandez
    I was in Fall River, Massachusetts this week to attend and report on the Aaron Hernandez trial for Sports Illustrated. Here are a few articles I wrote:Analysis of testimony presented on second day of Aaron Hernandez trialAnalyzing opening…
  • Jan 28

    #Not All Conviction

    #Not All Conviction
    Sadly, the only lessons anyone will learn about campus sexual assault from the convictions of two former Vanderbilt football players is 1) Don't be so stupid (or arrogant) as to record and share your criminal activity and 2) You cannot get…
  • Jan 27

    Legal Analysis of the MLS Labor Crisis and whether MLS is a single entity

    Legal Analysis of the MLS Labor Crisis and whether MLS is a single entity
    I have a new article for Sports Illustrated on the labor dispute in Major League Soccer and potential legal options for the players and the league. Hope you can check it out.
Rank this Week: 649

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 31

    One Decade Down, Next to Go

    One Decade Down, Next to Go
    It is humbling to consider that today marks our 10th Blogiversary. Well over 7,000 posts and millions of views, numerous awards and links from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fox and others.And, of course, the very best…
  • Jan 30

    And speaking of Medicaid...

    And speaking of Medicaid...
    As Bob recently noted, Indiana has become the 28th state to climb on board the  Medicaid expcansion train (wreck). He also pointed out that there's already a shortage of providers willing to take on Medicaid patients.Wonder why?Well, our…
  • Jan 30

    Another Installment of: That's NOT how it work

    Another Installment of: That's NOT how it work
    It seems like only a  week ago that we referenced our 2nd ever post - wait, it was a week ago that we did that! And here we are again, talking about insurance fraud. And this one's a doozy:"Irina Vorotinov has been charged by ... with…
Rank this Week: 408

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Jan 31

    And Now, Some Happier News About Nursing Homes...

    And Now, Some Happier News About Nursing Homes...
    It strikes me that a lot of my posts this week about long-term care have been "bad news," especially regarding nursing homes. It is a good time for me to share a much happier view from a daughter who first...
  • Jan 31

    "Still Alice" As Springboard For Family Conversation

    "Still Alice" As Springboard For Family Conversation
    My colleague and great friend, Professor Laurel Terry, shared Paul Sullivan's Wealth Matters column from the New York Times, that uses the new movie Still Alice as a reminder of the importance of family conversation: "For anyone who has…
  • Jan 29

    Additional Discussion of Use of Guardianships as Nursing Home Collection Tool

    Additional Discussion of Use of Guardianships as Nursing Home Collection Tool
    On Monday, we linked to the front-page New York Times article by Nina Bernstein, "To Collect Debts, Nursing Homes Are Seizing Control Over Patients." Suffice it to say, I've been hearing a lot about the topic, from many sources.…
Rank this Week: 166

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 31

    Trademark overreach of the day: ICE says "Yankees Suck" infringe

    Trademark overreach of the day: ICE says "Yankees Suck" infringe
    Your tax dollars at work, protecting America from infringing merchandise: I don't have much brief for protecting counterfeits, but I find it hard to believe this is the best use of public resources: "Gross misspellings of superstars’…
  • Jan 30

    Dastar-barred claim survives both as false advertising and false designation

    Dastar-barred claim survives both as false advertising and false designation
    Advanced Fluid Systems, Inc. v. Huber, 28 F. Supp. 3d 306 (M.D. Pa. 2014) AFS sued Huber for violations of the Lanham Act, the CFAA, the Pennsylvania Uniform Trade Secrets Act, and various common law claims.  AFS designs and…
  • Jan 30

    DC rejects POM's FTC challenge

    DC rejects POM's FTC challenge
    Via the Consumer Law & Policy Blog.  I must digest both lunch and this ruling, but I will definitely have more to say soon.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 94

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injuries to minors, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse & neglect, premises liability, products liability, and wrongful death. By Matthew D. Kaplan.

http://www.oregoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 31

    Salem Traffic Deaths Put Safety on City’s Agenda

    Salem Traffic Deaths Put Safety on City’s Agenda
    An article published this week in the Salem Statesman-Journal highlights an alarming fact: in this one relatively small city “between December 26 and January 15 three vehicle crashes involving pedestrians resulted in four deaths.”…
  • Jan 29

    Oregon Employment Liability Questions Raised by Factory Fire

    Oregon Employment Liability Questions Raised by Factory Fire
    The Oregonian is reporting that a fire this week at the Western Star truck factory on Swan Island caused over half a million dollars in damage and has slowed production at the facility. As details of the blaze emerge, it is also becoming…
  • Jan 22

    The Case Against Bigger Truck

    The Case Against Bigger Truck
    I want to take some time today to bring to readers’ attention an organization with an important message for Oregonians: The Coalition Against Bigger Trucks, or CABT. The CABT has won my support, because of the nuanced and thoughtful…
Rank this Week: 703

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Jan 31

    Pre-Suit Notice Required When Re-Filing Med Mal Complaint

    Pre-Suit Notice Required When Re-Filing Med Mal Complaint
              As Tennessee courts continue to decide new Health Care Liability Act (“HCLA”) cases, nuances of the law are beginning to be parsed out for practitioners’ guidance. The Tennessee Supreme…
  • Jan 31

    Pre-Suit Notice Required When Re-Filing Med Mal Complaint

    Pre-Suit Notice Required When Re-Filing Med Mal Complaint
              As Tennessee courts continue to decide new Health Care Liability Act (“HCLA”) cases, nuances of the law are beginning to be parsed out for practitioners’ guidance. The Tennessee Supreme…
  • Jan 18

    2015 Tennessee Tort Reform Compendium Available

    2015 Tennessee Tort Reform Compendium Available
    The most recent version of my book, Compendium of Tort Reform Statutes and Related Case Law, 2008-2014, is now available.   The book includes tort reform statutes enacted by the Tennessee General Assembly in the period indicated and…
Rank this Week: 317

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation and real estate law. By David B. Snyder of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 31

    Pa. Commonwealth Court Addresses Tax Sales Notification Requirements Tax Sale

    Pa. Commonwealth Court Addresses Tax Sales Notification Requirements Tax Sale
    The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court recently ruled that the failure of a local sheriff’s office to include a return of service document in filings related to a disputed tax sale violated notification requirements under state law. …
  • Jan 30

    TX May End Takings By Private Entities For Toll Road

    TX May End Takings By Private Entities For Toll Road
    Texas lawmakers may eliminate a private North Texas company’s ability to use eminent domain to build toll roads.  State Rep. Cindy Burkett, R-Garland, introduced a bill in response Texas Turnpike Corp.’s plans for a rural…
  • Jan 30

    Appraisal Institute and Appraisal Foundation Spat Continue

    Appraisal Institute and Appraisal Foundation Spat Continue
    The Institute has been harshly critical of the Appraisal Foundation.  Most recently, the Appraisal Institute, in a Dec. 12 comment letter, reiterated its concern to the Appraisal Foundation’s Appraisal Practices Board regarding an…
Rank this Week: 796

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Jan 31

    In California, Not All Insurance Company Advertising Costs Can be Passed on to the Consumer

    In California, Not All Insurance Company Advertising Costs Can be Passed on to the Consumer
    Last week, a court in California ruled against Mercury Insurance Company which challenged an earlier order from the California Insurance Commissioner requiring it to reduce homeowner insurance rates. In that same lawsuit, various insurance…
  • Jan 30

    Kevin McCarty and the Florida Cabinet

    Kevin McCarty and the Florida Cabinet
    Recently, as outlined in Nicole Vinson’s blog post, Will Kevin McCarty Remain Florida's Insurance Commissioner?, it has become apparent that the Florida Insurance Commissioner is on the hot seat. Unfortunately, there is no good…
  • Jan 29

    Hailstorm/Windstorm Claims? Challenges For The Policyholder? Two Points Going Hand-In-Hand These Day

    Hailstorm/Windstorm Claims? Challenges For The Policyholder? Two Points Going Hand-In-Hand These Day
    If you are a Public Adjuster or Roofing Contractor working in the property damage insurance claim industry, you no doubt have been seeing more and more hailstorm/windstorm claims in recent years. In researching some of the many issues…
Rank this Week: 377

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
Rank this Week: 74

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

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

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Jan 31

    FSOC: Are Asset Managers’ Products and Activities Creating Systemic Risk?

    FSOC: Are Asset Managers’ Products and Activities Creating Systemic Risk?
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and is based on a Debevoise & Plimpton Client Update. In connection with its ongoing evaluation of the asset management industry, the U.S. Financial…
  • Jan 30

    The State of Corporate Governance for 2015

    The State of Corporate Governance for 2015
    Editor's Note: Holly J. Gregory is a partner and co-global coordinator of the Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation group at Sidley Austin LLP. The following post is based on a Sidley update. The balance of power between…
  • Jan 30

    Responding to Corporate Political Disclosure Initiative

    Responding to Corporate Political Disclosure Initiative
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Robert K. Kelner, partner in the Election and Political Law Practice Group at Covington & Burling LLP, and is based on a Covington Alert. Recent work from the Program on Corporate…
Rank this Week: 327

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 73

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

A New York Criminal Defense Blog. By Scott H. Greenfield.

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jan 31

    The Myth That Won’t Die

    The Myth That Won’t Die
    We were out to dinner at a pedestrian steakhouse last evening with a couple we’ve known for a very long time.  After running the course of the usual conversations, my pal Ralph mentioned that he was concerned for his niece who was…
  • Jan 31

    Who’s That Knocking At My Door?

    Who’s That Knocking At My Door?
    At WaPo’s The Watch, Radley Balko has a fascinating discussion of the history of no-knock warrants which includes discussion by Reason’s Jacob Sullum. The no-knock raid is different from other raids in that it dispenses with the…
  • Jan 31

    The Need To Resign

    The Need To Resign
    Most people who serve on committees are “joiners,” the types of people who desire to be on boards, or committees, or groups so they can say they are and feel as if they must be very important people because they are part of the…
Rank this Week: 81

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: 21

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Jan 31

    The Political Economy of SEC Enforcement

    The Political Economy of SEC Enforcement
    Jonas Heese has posted an interesting paper to SSRN, Government Preferences and SEC Enforcement, where he argues that the SEC goes easy on firms that contribute significantly to employment in a particular area. He finds that the effect is…
  • Jan 30

    Simpler

    Simpler
    I recently purchased and read two Cass Sunstein (Harvard) books: Simpler: The Future of Government and Wiser: Getting Beyond GroupThink to Make Groups Smarter (with Reid Hastie (Chicago)) Cass Sunstein is a enjoyable writer to read, and…
  • Jan 29

    A Proposal to Fix the Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals Rule

    A Proposal to Fix the Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals Rule
    I oppose the Dodd-Frank conflict minerals rule, which requires companies to conduct due diligence and report on their sourcing of certain minerals from the war-ravaged Democratic Republic of Congo and surrounding countries. As I have written…
Rank this Week: 255

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

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

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 247

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jan 31

    Embryo Donation

    Embryo Donation
    From KPRC Houston: For Natalie and Brandon Champagne, the question was not if they would become parents, but rather how they would become parents. "Brandon had leukemia as a child and some of the treatments that he received, we knew...
  • Jan 30

    Marriage and Consquence

    Marriage and Consquence
    From Erez Aloni (Whittier Law School), writing for the Guardian: Even as social conservatives pontificate on preserving the sanctity of marriage and the importance of making divorce once again more difficult, other conservatives have launched…
  • Jan 29

    Adopting Older Children

    Adopting Older Children
    From Newsmax.com: Babies are a hot commodity and so scarce here in the U.S. that some prospective adoptive parents will spend thousands of dollars to adopt a baby from overseas — while older children are ignored and left behind. But...
Rank this Week: 274

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Jan 31

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-30

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-30
    blogged: Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-29 http://t.co/Axbi7vT9jq -> Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-29: Limited liability has its limits in copyright http:… http://t.co/meNLSrV5nT -> Link to Mosley v…
  • Jan 30

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-29
    Limited liability has its limits in copyright http://t.co/Hgp2wHV6SL -> From vinyl to digital – the second hand digital music market and implications for copyright http://t.co/RqRknYyU2r -> Two Dutch telcos fined for breaching net…
  • Jan 29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-28
    CSE tracks millions of downloads daily: Snowden documents http://t.co/zUq0Phn9lD -> Taylor Swift threatened with nude photos after her Twitter, Instagram hacked http://t.co/xecVCYQi83 -> More IP books for review http://t.co/eckZeuCSPC…
Rank this Week: 893