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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/
  • Sep 22

    [Ilya Somin] Cass Sunstein on the use of historical counterfactual

    [Ilya Somin] Cass Sunstein on the use of historical counterfactual
    In this New Republic review of an interesting new book by historian Richard Evans, Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein provides a good explanation of why counterfactual analysis is often a useful tool for scholars. Asking “what…
  • Sep 22

    [Eugene Kontorovich] Europeans cruise to occupied territory

    [Eugene Kontorovich] Europeans cruise to occupied territory
    Apparently Europeans do no take their governments’ warnings about doing business in occupied territories too seriously. A German-owned, Portuguese-flagged, Greek-based cruise ship, the Ocean Majesty, paid a port call to Yalta this week,…
  • Sep 22

    [Orin Kerr] Apple’s dangerous game, part 3: Where do you draw the line, and what’s the privacy tradeoff?

    [Orin Kerr] Apple’s dangerous game, part 3: Where do you draw the line, and what’s the privacy tradeoff?
    Having waded through hundreds of responses to my posts on Apple’s new iOS8, I wanted to ask two related questions to the many readers who were critical of (and in some cases, deeply hostile to) my initial post. The first question is the…
Rank this Week: 9

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
  • Sep 22

    FINRA: Former Cape Fear Securities broker, Ricky Eugene Bell barred for borrowing money from client

    FINRA: Former Cape Fear Securities broker, Ricky Eugene Bell barred for borrowing money from client
    Ricky Eugene Bell engaged in private security transactions, receiving unauthorized loans from customers and failed to provide information and testimony to FINRA. Ricky Eugene Bell was also ordered to pay restitution to his customers. The post…
  • Sep 22

    FINRA fines Global Brokerage Services, Inc. $25,000 for failure to supervise

    FINRA fines Global Brokerage Services, Inc. $25,000 for failure to supervise
    The securities and investment fraud law firm of Fitapelli Kurta is investigating claims against brokerage and investment advisor firm, Global Brokerage Services, Inc. On September 8, 2014 the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)…
  • Sep 19

    Intercoastal Capital Markets, Inc. fails to report transaction

    Intercoastal Capital Markets, Inc. fails to report transaction
    On September 11, 2014, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Department of Enforcement fined Boca Raton, Florida based investment company, Intercoastal Capital Markets, Inc. $7,500 for failing to report 19 transactions that it…
Rank this Week: 465

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 144

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

Covers Indiana law, as well as interesting developments in law and government. By Marcia Oddi.

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 28

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Sep 22

    Addressing the Unmet Need for Civil Legal Representation--and the Legal Employment Market

    Addressing the Unmet Need for Civil Legal Representation--and the Legal Employment Market
    It’s my privilege to hang out with present and future health care providers almost every day through teaching at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's brand new Public Health School and being an adjunct faculty member at our…
  • Sep 22

    Stone on sex discrimination and professional sport

    Stone on sex discrimination and professional sport
    The following is by my colleague (and past GuestPrawf) Kerri Stone, responding to my post on how professional sports teams and leagues respond to sex discrimination. The internet has most recently been ablaze with news of a lawsuit filed…
  • Sep 19

    Intellectual Property Infringement as Vandalism (Part 3)

    Intellectual Property Infringement as Vandalism (Part 3)
    This is the third installment of my post on my new co-authored piece Intellectual Property Infringement as Vandalism (the first part is here and the second here). The problems that have arisen in the discussion over whether intellectual…
Rank this Week: 82

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

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

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 245

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers battery, drug crimes, firearm offenses and DWI. By Kathleen M. McCarthy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Massachusetts Domestic Assault and Battery Defense Attorney

    Massachusetts Domestic Assault and Battery Defense Attorney
    If you or someone you love is facing a criminal domestic assault or battery charge, it is crucial that you seek counsel to evaluate your case.  Gaining the experience of a legal professional is the only way to protect yourself from an…
  • Sep 18

    Massachusetts Abuse and Harassment Prevention Orders Criminal Defense Attorney

    Massachusetts Abuse and Harassment Prevention Orders Criminal Defense Attorney
    Like many other states, Massachusetts has enacted legislation to allow people who allege they are, or will be, at risk for domestic violence or harassment to obtain court orders of protection. There are two distinct types of available orders:…
  • Sep 16

    Can I Blow A False Positive On A Breathalyzer?

    Can I Blow A False Positive On A Breathalyzer?
    The emphatic answer to this question is YES! There are numerous substances that can cause a person to blow a false positive on a breathalyzer test. The problem is that even if you have not been drinking, and you blow a false, you will still…
Rank this Week: 235

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    Sinking ship, MVNHS©-style

    Sinking ship, MVNHS©-style
    Think this can't happen here?"The [MVNHS©] staffing crisis is expected to escalate as ­thousands of doctors seek work overseas."Almost 5,000 British physicians have filed paperwork that would allow them to practice abroad. And I…
  • Sep 22

    RTF Subsidy Q

    RTF Subsidy Q
    I was recently asked by an acquaintance whether I knew anything about the ObamaCare "clawbacks" (his term). Seems he had been looking into buying an Exchange-based plan, but was concerned that, if he misstated his income, some or all of his…
  • Sep 19

    Essential Re-Calculating

    Essential Re-Calculating
    Feature or bug?"A flaw in the federal calculator for certifying that insurance meets the health law’s toughest standard is leading dozens of large employers to offer plans that lack basic benefits"This problem poses several…
Rank this Week: 33

New Jersey Senate Republicans

New Jersey Senate Republicans

Provides legislative support to teh Republican senators in the Legislature of the State of New Jersey.

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=Rr9IF0xl3RGXd835_w6H4A
  • Sep 22

    Senate Passes Bateman Bill to Raise Awareness for Pediatric OCD Condition (PANDAS/PANS)

    Senate Passes Bateman Bill to Raise Awareness for Pediatric OCD Condition (PANDAS/PANS)
    The Senate unanimously adopted legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman to designate October 9 of each year as “Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus…
  • Sep 22

    Senate Passes Holzapfel Legislation to Encourage Proper Storage of Firearm

    Senate Passes Holzapfel Legislation to Encourage Proper Storage of Firearm
    The New Jersey Senate has approved legislation sponsored by Senator Jim Holzapfel (R-10) that increases penalties for leaving a loaded firearm within easy access of a minor, resulting in injury or death. Senator Jim Holzapfel (R-10) talking…
  • Sep 22

    Beck Promotes Hunger Action Month

    Beck Promotes Hunger Action Month
    Senator Jennifer Beck is reminding everyone that September is Hunger Action Awareness month. The Monmouth County legislator is working with the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties to promote awareness of Hunger in her district and…
Rank this Week: 626

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/
  • Sep 22

    Fargo Attorney Not Admitted In North Dakota

    Fargo Attorney Not Admitted In North Dakota
    The North Dakota Supreme Court ordered a one-month suspension of an attorney and barred her from pro hac vice admission Meidinger was admitted to practice law in Minnesota in October 2006. Although Meidinger has never been admitted to…
  • Sep 22

    Brady And Bar Discipline

    Brady And Bar Discipline
    The Connecticut Appellate Court has affirmed the dismissal of an action brought by an attorney against disciplinary counsel. The attorney was suspended as a result of the bar case and had sought a new trial. The issues On appeal, the...
  • Sep 22

    Malpractice Dismissal Affirmed

    Malpractice Dismissal Affirmed
    The dismissal of a legal malpractice claim was affirmed by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department Plaintiff David Lichtenstein owns and manages real estate through his entities, plaintiffs The Lightstone Group, LLC…
Rank this Week: 378

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

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

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    ***Updated*** District 2 Injury Crash SH3 milepost 23

    ***Updated*** District 2 Injury Crash SH3 milepost 23
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
  • Sep 22

    One Vehicle Rollover EB I86 at Milepost 5

    One Vehicle Rollover EB I86 at Milepost 5
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
  • Sep 22

    Update - ISP at scene of crash north of Pocatello WYE

    Update - ISP at scene of crash north of Pocatello WYE
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
Rank this Week: 227

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • Sep 22

    Liza Johnson Injured in Semi-Truck Accident on Highway 133 in Potosi, WI

    Liza Johnson Injured in Semi-Truck Accident on Highway 133 in Potosi, WI
    Potosi, WI — A wreck between a car and a semi-truck left one person injured and another person dead in Potosi, Wisconsin, on Thursday, September 18, 2014. Emergency workers were called to the scene on Highway 133 to assist. The two…
  • Sep 22

    18-Wheeler Accident in Baytown, TX, Kills One on I-10

    18-Wheeler Accident in Baytown, TX, Kills One on I-10
    Baytown, TX — At least one person died in an accident with an 18-wheeler in Baytown, Texas, on Friday, September 19, 2014. The accident happened on I-10, near Sjolander Road, around 6:00 in the morning. Details on the accident are very…
  • Sep 22

    18-Wheeler in Marlin, TX, Injures Driver on Highway 6

    18-Wheeler in Marlin, TX, Injures Driver on Highway 6
    Marlin, TX — News reports coming out of Marlin, Texas, are saying that the driver of an 18-wheeler was injured after his truck hit a guardrail and fell off the Highway 6 overpass onto FM 147. The accident occurred around 8:15 on the…
Rank this Week: 62

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 19

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Nursing Home Lawsuit Claims "Failure to Act" Led to Wrongful Death

    Nursing Home Lawsuit Claims "Failure to Act" Led to Wrongful Death
    Medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuits are complicated and often take years to resolve. Leveling the playing field between victims and deep-pocket defendants is made possible with pre-settlement lawsuit funding. People place their…
  • Sep 18

    Legal Funding Provides Financial Relief

    Legal Funding Provides Financial Relief
    “Thank you for your assistance in funding me until my settlement. You helped me get enough money so that I could put food on the table and keep the roof over my kids’ heads. Thanks for everything.” The last thing a…
  • Sep 18

    Don't be Financially Tempted by an Early Settlement Offer

    Don't be Financially Tempted by an Early Settlement Offer
    Once you file an auto accident lawsuit, its time to consider your finances and how lawsuit funding can help you pay your bills and maximize the value of your case. Have you ever heard of lawsuit funding? If not, you are not alone; I hadn't…
Rank this Week: 904

Lawsuit Information Center

Lawsuit Information Center

Covers auto and truck accident, medical malpractice and products liability issues. By the Law Offices of Miller and Zois, LLC.

http://www.accidentinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Peanut Butter Leads to Theater Box M&M Recall

    Peanut Butter Leads to Theater Box M&M Recall
    There is a recall of some ounce Theater Box M&M’s because they may be peanut butter M&Ms even though they are not marked that way. What happened?  I don’t know.  The FDA says theater boxes labeled as “milk…
  • Sep 19

    Low T Lawsuit Update |Get the Latest

    Low T Lawsuit Update |Get the Latest
    These low T drug lawsuits have helped push the country towards taking a real look at the risks of these treatments and for me looking for a little fountain of youth.  It is sad that we need lawsuits to trigger a critical look at medical…
  • Sep 17

    New 2014 Mirena IUD Lawsuit Update

    New 2014 Mirena IUD Lawsuit Update
    With 600 Mirena IUD lawsuits already having been centralized in the federal MDL before Judge Cathy Seibel in the Southern District of New York, and over 1,000 more pending in state court, progress has been made to move toward trial…
Rank this Week: 391

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Sep 22

    On raising the minimum wage

    On raising the minimum wage
    The Washington Post offers this encouraging story from the Pacific Northwest, where a Seattle suburb's decision to raise the minimum wage has not caused the disruption that opponents predicted. And NPR's Planet Money has this story about a…
  • Sep 18

    FTC Settles With Two Online Companies That Improperly Collected Kids' Information

    FTC Settles With Two Online Companies That Improperly Collected Kids' Information
    In more FTC news, the agency announced yesterday that online review site Yelp, Inc., and mobile app developer TinyCo, Inc., agreed to settle separate FTC charges "that they improperly collected children’s information in violation of the…
  • Sep 18

    FTC Halts Payday Loan Scheme

    FTC Halts Payday Loan Scheme
    From the FTC's press release: At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a U.S. district court in Missouri has temporarily halted an online payday lending scheme that allegedly bilked consumers out of tens of millions of dollars by…
Rank this Week: 178

FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
Rank this Week: 275

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/
  • Sep 22

    Sutton on "Looking for Rights in All the Wrong Places" by Zacklin

    Sutton on "Looking for Rights in All the Wrong Places" by Zacklin
    Jeffrey S. Sutton (Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law) has posted Courts as Change Agents: Do We Want More — or Less? (Harvard Law Review, Vol. 127, pp. 1419-1445, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the...
  • Sep 22

    Resnik on Law, Migration, and Border

    Resnik on Law, Migration, and Border
    Judith Resnik (Yale University - Law School) has posted Bordering by Law: The Migration of Law, Crimes, Sovereignty, and the Mail (J. Resnick, Bordering by Law: The Migration of Law, Crimes, Sovereignty, and the Mail, Nomos Publishing. 2015,…
  • Sep 22

    Chen on Contract Interpretation & Surplus Maximization

    Chen on Contract Interpretation & Surplus Maximization
    Kyle Chen (Notre Dame Law School) has posted The Grand Unified Theory — Methods of Contract Interpretation and Result Oriented Surplus Maximization on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article proposes a unified theory to reconcile different…
Rank this Week: 13

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer…

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers motorcycle accidents and rider safety. By Elman Law Group LLC.

http://www.chicagomotorcycleaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Motorcycle Collision North Of Goreville, Illinoi

    Motorcycle Collision North Of Goreville, Illinoi
    There was an Illinois motorcycle accident Sunday (September 21, 2014) in Johnson County, Illinois that left one person injured.  This accident happened just to the north of Goreville. This motorcycle accident involved a collision between…
  • Sep 22

    Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Joliet, Illinoi

    Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Joliet, Illinoi
    There was a fatal motorcycle accident in Joliet, Illinois on Sunday night, September 21, 2014.  Two people, the motorcyclist and a passenger, died in the crash. According to Joliet Police, the motorcycle accident happened at…
  • Sep 20

    Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck By Motorcycle In Romeoville, Illinoi

    Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck By Motorcycle In Romeoville, Illinoi
    There was a motorcycle accident Friday night (September 19, 2014) in Romeoville, in which a pedestrian was killed after being struck by a motorcycle. This Illinois motorcycle accident happened at approximately 8:47 p.m., as a motorcyclist was…
Rank this Week: 698

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/
  • Sep 22

    Motorist Liable for Collision After Blanketing Other Vehicle in Snow

    Motorist Liable for Collision After Blanketing Other Vehicle in Snow
    Interesting reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, addressing fault for a single vehicle collision. In today’s case (Link v. ICBC) the Plaintiff was travelling in winter driving…
  • Sep 18

    “Miscontruction of the Facts” Leads to Expert Opinion Rejection

    “Miscontruction of the Facts” Leads to Expert Opinion Rejection
    Earlier this month I discussed the “Garbage In Garbage Out” Principle which basically means an expert opinion based on flawed facts is of little value to the Court.  Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme…
  • Sep 16

    Disbursements and “Purchasing the Cadillac When the Buick Will Do”

    Disbursements and “Purchasing the Cadillac When the Buick Will Do”
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Victoria Registry, upholding a finding that expert reports from a treating physiotherapist were an unnecessary luxury in a personal injury prosecution. In today’s case…
Rank this Week: 307

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 22

    Clio Announces “Next” UI at User Conference

    Clio Announces “Next” UI at User Conference
    For many legal software companies, major announcements and product enhancements have traditionally been saved up for release at ABA Techshow or LTNY. But with the advent of their own user conference last year, Clio looks to be borrowing from…
  • Sep 22

    Manage Malpractice Risk by Recognizing Cultural Diversity

    Manage Malpractice Risk by Recognizing Cultural Diversity
    In the social realm, cultural differences can be awkward for those on both sides; but in the context of legal services, cross cultural misunderstandings and other culture-related factors can occasionally lead to malpractice claims against…
  • Sep 22

    Lawyers, Learn to Code With This Free eBook

    Lawyers, Learn to Code With This Free eBook
    If you’ve been thinking about learning how to do some coding, or want to learn more about the software that powers the applications you use everyday, then you’ll be interested in this eBook by V. David Zvenyach: “Coding for…
Rank this Week: 26

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 15

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Sep 22

    Monday Open Thread

    Monday Open Thread
    Busy work day, here's an open thread, all topics welcome. Keep it civil. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sep 22

    "The Good Wife" Returns in Overdrive

    "The Good Wife" Returns in Overdrive
    The Good Wife returned for a new season Sunday night. I really didn't care for last season but tuned in anyway, expecting to be bored. I'm glad I did. Someone must have slipped some steroids into the writers' morning Wheaties. [More...]…
  • Sep 21

    ISIS Declares War, Stirs the Lone Wolf Pot

    ISIS Declares War, Stirs the Lone Wolf Pot
    ISIS has just declared the equivalent of World War III. The announcement comes in the form of a long-awaited statement by ISIS official spokesman Shaykh Abū Muhammad al-‘Adnānī ash-Shāmī. Adnani calls on…
Rank this Week: 4

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Sep 22

    FAN 32.2 (First Amendment News) — Upcoming Sullivan conference at University of Oregon

    FAN 32.2 (First Amendment News) — Upcoming Sullivan conference at University of Oregon
    New York Times v. Sullivan 50 Years Later: Celebrating a Free Speech Landmark → The University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communications is hosting a conference on the Sullivan case. The schedule for the conference is…
  • Sep 22

    Advice on How to Enter the Privacy Profession

    Advice on How to Enter the Privacy Profession
    Over at LinkedIn, I have a long post with advice for how law students can enter into the privacy profession.   I hope that this post can serve as a useful guide to students who want to pursue careers in privacy. The privacy law…
  • Sep 22

    The Campus Book Tour

    The Campus Book Tour
    If you are publishing a new book–as almost all Co-Op bloggers seem to be doing, including Danielle, Frank, and me–getting the word out entails effort across mainstream media, social media, niche blogs, radio and TV, and, of…
Rank this Week: 88

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Sep 22

    Exit Deterrence

    Exit Deterrence
    Martin C. Byford, RMIT University - School of Economics, Finance and Marketing and Joshua S. Gans, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management; NBER have a wonderful paper on Exit Deterrence. Recommended! ABSTRACT: This paper is the…
  • Sep 22

    Determinants of Self-Reporting Under the European Corporate Leniency Program

    Determinants of Self-Reporting Under the European Corporate Leniency Program
    Cung Truong Hoang, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Kai Huschelrath, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Ulrich Laitenberger, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) - Competition and Regulation Research Group; KU…
  • Sep 22

    Nonlinear Pricing and Exclusion: II. Must-Stock Product

    Nonlinear Pricing and Exclusion: II. Must-Stock Product
    Philippe Chone, National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) - Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST) and Laurent Linnemer, National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) - Laboratory of…
Rank this Week: 39

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 584

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

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

    Oklahoma judge dismisses challenge to Ten Commandments monument

    Oklahoma judge dismisses challenge to Ten Commandments monument
    [JURIST] Oklahoma County District Judge Thomas Prince [official profile] ruled [court documents] Friday that a privately funded Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol Building does not violate the state's…
  • Sep 22

    Bangladesh president signs amendment granting parliament Supreme Court impeachment power

    Bangladesh president signs amendment granting parliament Supreme Court impeachment power
    [JURIST] Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid [BBC profile] on Monday signed into law the 16th Amendment to the nation's Constitution [text] granting Parliament the ability to impeach Supreme Court [government websites] justices. The signing of…
  • Sep 22

    France court rules UBS must deposit guarantee of 1.1 billion euro in tax probe

    France court rules UBS must deposit guarantee of 1.1 billion euro in tax probe
    [JURIST] A French appeals court ruled Monday that Swiss bank UBS [corporate website] must deposit a guarantee of 1.1 billion euro in an investigation of charges for aiding in tax evasion for wealthy French customers. In July UBS was put under…
Rank this Week: 11

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Sep 22

    Puzzler: Respecting and Valuing an Interest in a Disregarded SMLLC for Charitable Deduction Purposes?

    Puzzler: Respecting and Valuing an Interest in a Disregarded SMLLC for Charitable Deduction Purposes?
    I thank Professor Cassady Brewer of Georgia State University College of Law for bringing this interesting case to our attention. Please read on... In RERI Holdings I, LLC v. Comm’r, 143 T.C. No. 3 (2014), the Tax Court determined that...
  • Sep 20

    More on Anti-Poverty Programs and Distinguishing Among Charitie

    More on Anti-Poverty Programs and Distinguishing Among Charitie
    A program called “Circles” takes an unconventional approach to relieving poverty. Circles works through personal support – people helping people – not direct financial aid. As profiled by NPR, in Circles, volunteers help families in…
  • Sep 19

    Underfunding anti-poverty program

    Underfunding anti-poverty program
    There was an interesting piece this week in the New York Times by Nicolas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. They describe a program that funds nurse visits to low-income families to provide advice on child-rearing, and cite a RAND study which...
Rank this Week: 284

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    Sessoms v. Grounds (9th Cir. - Sept. 22, 2014)

    Sessoms v. Grounds (9th Cir. - Sept. 22, 2014)
    You can't get much closer than this.It's a federal habeas case.  Miranda.  The district court denies the petition, and back in 2011, a three-judge panel affirms.  But the case gets taken en banc, and Judge Betty Fletcher…
  • Sep 19

    Pope v. Babick (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 19, 2014)

    Pope v. Babick (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 19, 2014)
    The good new for respondent Matthew Babick and his counsel is that they won at trial, and they win the appeal as well.  Congratulations.The bad news is that Justice Moore doesn't shy away from telling us what she things about Babick's…
  • Sep 18

    U.S. v. Garcia (9th Cir. - Sept. 18, 2014)

    U.S. v. Garcia (9th Cir. - Sept. 18, 2014)
    Maybe you hate a former housemate of yours.  Maybe for totally irrational reasons, maybe for good ones, whatever.  You don't like her.  Okay.Maybe you don't even want to hurt her.  Just scare her a little bit.…
Rank this Week: 74

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

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

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Sep 22

    Soule & Bugbee’s Legal Bibliography (1881-1890)

    Soule & Bugbee’s Legal Bibliography (1881-1890)
    This is a guest post by Anne Guha, who was an intern with the Law Library’s Public Services Division this spring and is now working in Public Services. We recently received a fascinating inquiry from a fellow law librarian through our…
  • Sep 19

    Not All Research is Online (Part 2) – Pic of the Week

    Not All Research is Online (Part 2) – Pic of the Week
    Way back in April 2011 we published a Pic of the Week post showing Hanibal holding pages from an interesting-looking book.  We wanted to show that we use a wide range of print resources in our day-to-day research work – including…
  • Sep 18

    Photos from the Scottish Independence Referendum Campaign

    Photos from the Scottish Independence Referendum Campaign
    My friends and I were fortunate to be in Scotland during the run-up to today’s vote on the Scottish independence referendum. We read several articles about the referendum, but only began to grasp the various arguments for and against it…
Rank this Week: 658

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

    Scott Discusses "Reining in the State" at the National Archive

    Scott Discusses "Reining in the State" at the National Archive
    At the National Archives in Room G-25, Research Center (Penn. Ave. Entrance), on Thursday, September 25, at noon, the National Archives will host Katherine Scott, Assistant Historian in the Senate Historical Office, as she discusses her…
  • Sep 22

    Exhibit: The Sam Sheppard Case at BAY Art

    Exhibit: The Sam Sheppard Case at BAY Art
    This is your last week to see A Strange Holiday: An Aesthetic Examination of the Sam Sheppard Case at BAY Arts, in Bay Village, Ohio.In the early morning hours of July 4, 1954, Marilyn Sheppard was brutally murdered in her Bay Village…
  • Sep 22

    Mayeux on Ineffective Assistance of Counsel before Powell

    Mayeux on Ineffective Assistance of Counsel before Powell
    Sara Mayeux, a Sharswood Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, has posted Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Before Powell v. Alabama: Lessons from History for the Future of the Right to Counsel, which appears in the Iowa Law…
Rank this Week: 120

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/
  • Sep 22

    NLRB Honors Hiring

    NLRB Honors Hiring
    image from nlrb.gov In a time when legal jobs are becoming more difficult to come by, the NLRB recently announced that it is accepting applications for its honors program. Many of you are familiar with this program (and may have...
  • Sep 22

    NLRB Decision Becomes Politicized

    NLRB Decision Becomes Politicized
    image from nlrb.gov As many of you know, back in July the NLRB General Counsel indicated that the McDonald's fast food restaurants could be pursued for labor law violations at its individual franchises. This decision was enormously…
  • Sep 20

    Employer Compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act: Recent Study

    Employer Compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act: Recent Study
    How well do firms comply with the Family and Medical Leave Act? Not as much as you might think. That's the finding of a recent paper: Amy Armenia, Naomi Gerstel, and Coady Wing, "Workplace Compliance with the Law: The Case...
Rank this Week: 101

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

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

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

    Crossing the Threshold: Arbitral Jurisdiction after BG Group

    Crossing the Threshold: Arbitral Jurisdiction after BG Group
    Professor Alan S. Rau, Mark G. and Judy G. Yudof Chair in Law at the University of Texas School of Law, has authored Crossing the Threshold: Arbitral Jurisdiction after BG Group, Melanges en l'honneur de Pierre Mayer (2015 Forthcoming).
  • Sep 18

    New AAA Consumer Arbitration Rules are Now in Effect

    New AAA Consumer Arbitration Rules are Now in Effect
    On September 1st, new American Arbitration Association (AAA) Consumer Arbitration Rules went into effect. The 55 new rules reportedly replaced the eight Consumer-Related Disputes Supplementary Procedures that previously applied to consumer…
  • Sep 17

    Houston COA Orders All Parties to Arbitration in High Stakes Legal Malpractice Lawsuit

    Houston COA Orders All Parties to Arbitration in High Stakes Legal Malpractice Lawsuit
    Texas’ Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston has reversed a trial court’s order denying arbitration in a legal malpractice dispute. In Greenberg Traurig, LLP v. National American Ins. Co., National American Insurance Company…
Rank this Week: 296

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: 304

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

Features news and Information for and about organizational ombuds. By Tom Kosakowski.

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    Job (Re-)Posting: Howard University

    Job (Re-)Posting: Howard University
    The federally chartered, private university in Washington, D.C has re-opened its search for its first Ombudsperson. (The prior search begn in July 2013.)  The position reports directly to both the President of the University and the…
  • Sep 19

    Job Posting: Alabama State University

    Job Posting: Alabama State University
    The public, historically black university in Montgomery has opened a search for its first Student Ombudsman. The full-time position will apparently report to the Office of the Provost and serve a student population of about 5,600. ASU has…
  • Sep 17

    D.C. Schools Ombuds Reports on a Busy First Year

    D.C. Schools Ombuds Reports on a Busy First Year
    In a report released today, the Ombudsman for Public Education in Washington DC, Joyanna Smith says that she has re-started the office and handled 150 matters.  In the first six months, more than two-thirds of the 150 inquiries…
Rank this Week: 140

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Focuses on complliance, corporate governance, disclosure, mergers and tax issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Second Circuit Holds Forum Selection Clause Supersedes FINRA’s Mandatory Arbitration Rule

    Second Circuit Holds Forum Selection Clause Supersedes FINRA’s Mandatory Arbitration Rule
    In Goldman, Sachs & Co. v. Golden Empire Schools Financing Authority, No. 13-797-cv, 2014 WL 4099289 (2d Cir. Aug. 21, 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that a forum selection clause in a broker-dealer…
  • Sep 9

    NASDAQ Proposes The Adoption Of A New All-Inclusive Annual Listing Fee

    NASDAQ Proposes The Adoption Of A New All-Inclusive Annual Listing Fee
    On August 26, 2014, The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (“NASDAQ”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) certain proposed amendments to the NASDAQ Stock Market Rules (the “Amendments”) to…
  • Sep 4

    Second Circuit Defines “Customer” for Mandatory FINRA Arbitration

    Second Circuit Defines “Customer” for Mandatory FINRA Arbitration
    In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. v. Abbar, No. 13-2172, 2014 WL 3765867 (2d Cir. Aug. 1, 2014), established a bright-line definition of…
Rank this Week: 192

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

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

    Back To School 2014: Moving Expense

    Back To School 2014: Moving Expense
    Moving for a new job? Some of those expenses might be deductible... but you can't deduct every moving related expense for every move. Here are some guidelines for how much you can deduct on your taxes for expenses incurred during a move - and…
  • Sep 22

    Back To School 2014: Working For Tip

    Back To School 2014: Working For Tip
    Waiting tables or tending bar to get through college? Service jobs, like retail, are a popular part-time job for college students. But how do you report all of that income for tax purposes?
  • Sep 19

    Back To School 2014: Childcare Expense

    Back To School 2014: Childcare Expense
    Do you pay for someone to watch your kids while you work - either in your home or at a childcare sitter? You may be able to get a tax break for those expenses.
Rank this Week: 263

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

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

    CRS Report on Major Court Rulings Concerning Enemy Combatant Detainee

    CRS Report on Major Court Rulings Concerning Enemy Combatant Detainee
    The Congressional Research Service has put out a new report entitled “Judicial Activity Concerning Enemy Combatant Detainees: Major Court Rulings.” The summary reads, in part: This report discusses major judicial opinions…
  • Sep 22

    Government Asserts State Secrets Privilege in Defamation Suit Against Non-Profit

    Government Asserts State Secrets Privilege in Defamation Suit Against Non-Profit
    Last week—and in a somewhat unusual development—the Department of Justice filed a motion to intervene, stay, and dismiss a private lawsuit against a non-profit organization, citing the state secrets privilege. In short, the…
  • Sep 22

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    After more than two months of uncertainty and tension in Afghanistan over a presidential election gone awry, the two presidential candidates, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, have reportedly agreed to a power-sharing deal. The…
Rank this Week: 153

USA Recht

USA Recht

Covers US law from a German perspective. By Nietzer & Häusler.

http://www.usa-recht.de
  • Sep 22

    Deal Points – The Newsletter of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee

    Deal Points – The Newsletter of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee
    Hier der aktuelle Newsletter der M&A Gruppe innerhalb der American Bar Association, dessen Mitglied NIETZER & HÄUSLER ist: Deal-Points-Vol-XIX-Issue-3-Fall-2014
  • Aug 13

    Due Diligence Going Forward in China

    Due Diligence Going Forward in China
    Whatever you might think of where his career went, Elton John had some great early stuff. I still rank Tumbleweed Connection right up there as one of my favorite albums of all-time. And while it was packed with some great … Weiterlesen…
  • Aug 11

    Does Your Company Still Allow Facilitation Payments?

    Does Your Company Still Allow Facilitation Payments?
    One of the more confusing areas of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is in that of facilitation payments. Facilitation payments are small bribes but make no mistake about it, they are bribes. For that reason many companies feel…
Rank this Week: 318

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: 830

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Sep 22

    The Problem of Undisclosed Doctor

    The Problem of Undisclosed Doctor
    "Africa Partnerships Hamlin Fistula 9 (10665497754)" by Lucy Perry/Hamlin Fistula Relief and Aid Fund Australia We interrupt our virtual symposium on the new book by Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider, More Than You Wanted to…
  • Sep 22

    Ben-Shahar & Schneider Symposium, Part VII: Nancy Kim

    Ben-Shahar & Schneider Symposium, Part VII: Nancy Kim
    This is the seventh in a series of posts that are part of a virtual symposium on the new book by Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider, More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure. Biographies for...
  • Sep 22

    More Than You Needed to Know Symposium: The Next Five

    More Than You Needed to Know Symposium: The Next Five
    This week we will continue our virtual symposium on the new book by Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider, More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure. Last week we had six contributions: Aditi Bagchi, Curiosity Makes...
Rank this Week: 363

Trademarkology

Trademarkology

Provides insight and guidance on selecting a brand name or logo and protecting it with a federally registered trademark. By Stites & Harbison, PLLC.

http://www.trademarkologist.com/
  • Sep 22

    NFL on Defense Against Retirees in Right of Publicity Lawsuit

    NFL on Defense Against Retirees in Right of Publicity Lawsuit
    The NFL just can’t catch a break this week. Forty retired football players sacked the NFL with lawsuits, alleging injury as a result of the NFL’s unauthorized use of their identities. The complaints, which were all filed…
  • Sep 19

    Trademark Week in Review: September 19, 2014

    Trademark Week in Review: September 19, 2014
    Here’s your weekly roundup of stories in the world of trademarks: Mari-Elise took a savasana and looked at Lululemon’s intellectual property enforcement strategies; Bill did not get “font” and “typeface”…
  • Sep 18

    Nashville’s Baja Burrito Wraps Up Trademark Protection For Its Franchise

    Nashville’s Baja Burrito Wraps Up Trademark Protection For Its Franchise
    A couple months ago, I explained how the franchising experience of one of my favorite Nashville fast casual dining options - Calypso Cafe - provides valuable trademark lessons to start-up companies. This week, I will turn my…
Rank this Week: 840

Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog

Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog

Covers Chicago car, bus, bicycle, truck and pedestrian accidents. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

http://www.chicagocaraccidentlawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Victim Dies Weeks after Chicago Taxi Cab Accident

    Victim Dies Weeks after Chicago Taxi Cab Accident
    Numerous taxi cab companies operate within the city limits of Chicago, transporting passengers from one end to another, from home to work, or from school to home. Though the cab companies may vary in some respects, in many respects they are…
  • Sep 17

    Four Car Collision in Schaumburg Injures 6

    Four Car Collision in Schaumburg Injures 6
    The laws in Chicago and Illinois are designed to hold those who act in a negligent manner as responsible for all the damages that result. This often comes into play in the context of a car accident, hundreds of thousands of which occur within…
  • Sep 15

    Illinois Had 3rd Most Train-Related Deaths in 2013

    Illinois Had 3rd Most Train-Related Deaths in 2013
    For much of the 20th Century, Illinois was widely acknowledged as a central hub of train transportation throughout the nation. That designation carries through to the present as freight, goods, and people travel by train within Chicago, the…
Rank this Week: 836

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    New Issue: Arbitration International

    New Issue: Arbitration International
    The latest issue of Arbitration International (Vol. 30, no. 3, 2014) is out. Contents include:William W. Park, A Fair Fight: Professional Guidelines in International Arbitration Tom Cummins, The IBA Guidelines on Party Representation in…
  • Sep 22

    New Issue: Journal of International Arbitration

    New Issue: Journal of International Arbitration
    The latest issue of the Journal of International Arbitration (Vol. 31, no. 4, 2014) is out. Contents include:Thomas Kendra & Anna Bonini, Dealing with Corruption Allegations in International Investment Arbitration: Reaching a Procedural…
  • Sep 22

    Alvarez: Beware: Boundary Crossing

    Alvarez: Beware: Boundary Crossing
    José E. Alvarez (New York Univ. - Law) has posted Beware: Boundary Crossings (in Boundaries of Rights, Boundaries of State, Tsvi Kahana & Anat Scolnicov eds., forthcoming). Here's the abstract:This essay addresses the tools by…
Rank this Week: 22

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: 756