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American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Nov 23

    Ferguson Q&A with organizer Larry Fellows III

    Ferguson Q&A with organizer Larry Fellows III
    As we wait for the St. Louis county grand jury to reach a decision on whether or not to indict Officer Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown, ACLU national staff is in Ferguson, Missouri to support the work of the ACLU of Missouri and to…
  • Nov 21

    President Obama: Don’t Empower an Unaccountable and Violent Agency

    President Obama: Don’t Empower an Unaccountable and Violent Agency
    Which American police force had an officer arrested for misconduct almost every single day between 2005 and 2012? Hint: It’s the same one that was responsible for at least 31 fatal encounters with private individuals since 2010, without…
  • Nov 21

    Movement for Racial Justice Runs Wide and Deep

    Movement for Racial Justice Runs Wide and Deep
    “Everyone is aware of race. Dealing with racism is another matter,” said a keynote speaker at Facing Race 2014: A Multi-Racial, Intergenerational Gathering for Racial Justice Advocates.  I joined almost 1,600 people from…
Rank this Week: 72

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Nov 23

    Pittsburgh library displaying art from inmate

    Pittsburgh library displaying art from inmate
    “Last February, Mary Carey received a letter at her job in Braddock’s Carnegie Library from a man serving a life sentence at the State Correctional Institution in LaBelle, Fayette County. He proposed organizing an exhibit of his…
  • Nov 21

    Chris Bourg named director of MIT Librarie

    Chris Bourg named director of MIT Librarie
    “Chris Bourg has been named as the new director of the MIT Libraries, effective in February. Provost Martin Schmidt announced her appointment today in an email to the MIT community. Bourg comes to MIT from Stanford University, where she…
  • Nov 21

    At OER conference, speakers push for academic libraries to promote adoption

    At OER conference, speakers push for academic libraries to promote adoption
    “Academic libraries can help promote the adoption of open educational resources, but ultimately the push for open content has to be about more than textbooks, advocates said this week during the Open Ed Conference. The conference, which…
Rank this Week: 250

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Nov 23

    Angels Dancing on the Head of Anti-Social Behaviour

    Angels Dancing on the Head of Anti-Social Behaviour
    Telchadder v Wickland Holdings Ltd [2014] UKSC 57 I will admit to being a bit cool on static caravan parks. I used to live in an area surrounded by them and could never understand why people would want to holiday in them, much less live in…
  • Nov 21

    Former relevant children who aren’t former relevant children

    Former relevant children who aren’t former relevant children
    This is a quick note on a quite important case concerning duties owed to young people who are over 18 and who should have been, but in fact were not, provided with accommodation under s.20, Children Act 1989 prior to their 18th birthday. You…
  • Nov 16

    Paragraph 71

    Paragraph 71
    One of life's great pleasures is watching a good film with Bill Nighy in it. One of my recent favourites is a film called Page Eight. A housing law blog isn't really the time or the place to review the film (you have the link to imdb if…
Rank this Week: 609

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Nov 23

    The Coughlin Affd. cont...

    The Coughlin Affd. cont...
    Plaintiff goes on to explain that she relocated to the Philadelphia area after September 30th because I obtained a job more suited to my financial and professional needs in the Philadelphia area. The injury case law defendants cite is…
  • Nov 22

    The Coughlin Affd. cont...

    The Coughlin Affd. cont...
    Plaintiff goes on to explain that she relocated to the Philadelphia area after September 30th because I obtained a job more suited to my financial and professional needs in the Philadelphia area. The injury case law defendants cite is…
  • Nov 22

    The Coughlin Affd. cont...

    The Coughlin Affd. cont...
    The facts in Blake v Massachusetts Mut. Life Ins. Co., are similar to those herein. In Blake, the plaintiffs took title to a house in Westchester County on July 20, 1999, while still residing in Bronx County. Then, on August 11, 1999, the…
Rank this Week: 801

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

Offers Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court updates. By Francis G.X. Pileggi.

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • Nov 23

    Chancery Repeats Standard for Expedited Proceeding

    Chancery Repeats Standard for Expedited Proceeding
    Two recent letter rulings serve as practical reminders that even though the grant of a motion for expedited proceedings in the Delaware Court of Chancery is common for corporate and commercial litigation, there remains a standard that must be…
  • Nov 17

    Professor Bainbridge on Fee-Shifting Bylaw

    Professor Bainbridge on Fee-Shifting Bylaw
    Professor Stephen Bainbridge‘s corporate law scholarship is often cited by Delaware’s Supreme Court and Court of Chancery in their corporate law opinions. The good professor is a friend of this blog and one of the most…
  • Nov 16

    Fiduciary Duty of Loyalty Examined in Selective Waiver of Stock Restriction

    Fiduciary Duty of Loyalty Examined in Selective Waiver of Stock Restriction
    Lee v. Pincus, C.A. No. 8458-CB (Del. Ch. Nov. 14, 2014). Why This Chancery Opinion is Noteworthy: The Chancellor provides in this Court of Chancery decision a useful overview of several key statements of Delaware law with widespread…
Rank this Week: 154

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    Israel's Cabinet Approves Proposed Basic Law Declaring Israel As A Jewish State

    Israel's Cabinet Approves Proposed Basic Law Declaring Israel As A Jewish State
    The Jerusalem Post reports that Israel's Cabinet today voted 15-6 to approve three proposed versions of the highly controversial "Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People." The Cabinet Ministers' discussion descended…
  • Nov 23

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Robbins v. Toole, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 160274 (SD GA, Nov. 14, 2014), Georgia magistrate judge allowed an inmate to proceed with his complaint that he was not being given food that meets his religious requirements.In Malipurathu…
  • Nov 23

    Court Enjoins South Carolina's Refusal To Recognize Same-Sex Marriages From Elsewhere

    Court Enjoins South Carolina's Refusal To Recognize Same-Sex Marriages From Elsewhere
    As previously reported, on Nov. 12 in Wilson v. Condon, a South Carolina federal district court struck down South Carolina's ban on issuing licenses for same-sex marriages. Attempts to stay effectiveness of the decision failed. (See…
Rank this Week: 31

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

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

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
  • Nov 23

    Audio Of ABA Talk On Starr International v. United States Trial: Taking AIG Without Compensation - The $40 Billion Question

    Audio Of ABA Talk On Starr International v. United States Trial: Taking AIG Without Compensation - The $40 Billion Question
    Here's the audio of the recording of the ABA talk we did last week on the Starr International v. USA takings case, "Taking AIG Without Compensation: The $40 Billion Question," now ongoing in the Court of Federal Claims. The materials and…
  • Nov 21

    HSBA Real Estate Litigation Update 2014

    HSBA Real Estate Litigation Update 2014
    Every year, our partners Mark Murakami and Greg Kugle make a presentation sponsored by the Hawaii State Bar Association's Real Property and Financial Services Section, summarizing the most important decisions of the year, appropriately titled…
  • Nov 21

    Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference - Panel Videos Now Available

    Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference - Panel Videos Now Available
    For those of you who couldn't join us at the William & Mary Law School last month for the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference (see our report here), the law school has made videos of the four panel presentations available here.…
Rank this Week: 306

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Nov 23

    Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium – Orange, CA

    Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium – Orange, CA
    Chapman University Fowler School of Law’s Entertainment and Sports Law Society hosts Taking Care of Business: How the Evolution of the Marketplace is Changing the Rules of the Game February 6,...
  • Nov 23

    Critical Global Business Issues: When Theory Meets Practice – Santa Clara, CA

    Critical Global Business Issues: When Theory Meets Practice – Santa Clara, CA
    Santa Clara Law, the Santa Clara Journal of International Law, and the Center for Global Law and Policy host Critical Global Business Issues: When Theory Meets Practice on February 6-7, 2015....
  • Nov 23

    LGBT Law—Oxford, MS

    LGBT Law—Oxford, MS
    The University of Mississippi School of Law OUTLaw present the 5th Annual LGBT Law Symposium March 20, 2015. im
Rank this Week: 51

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/
  • Nov 23

    President Obama’s Immigration Plan: Rewriting the Law

    President Obama’s Immigration Plan: Rewriting the Law
    As a supporter of comprehensive immigration reform and director of Roger Williams Law School’s Immigration Clinic, I know the high stakes in the current debate about President Obama’s executive action. I also know the higher…
  • Nov 23

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Choosing from the Contentious Politics Buffet

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Choosing from the Contentious Politics Buffet
    Editor’s Note: Political groups representing ethnic, religious, or other minorities have a range of options for how to engage with the state, from nonviolent tactics such as protests and strikes to violent tactics including terrorism.…
  • Nov 22

    Lawfare Podcast, Episode #101: Jameel Jaffer, Bob Litt, and William Banks Debate FISA

    Lawfare Podcast, Episode #101: Jameel Jaffer, Bob Litt, and William Banks Debate FISA
    Earlier this month, the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security held its “24th Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law CLE Conference.” As part of the conference, the group held a particularly strong panel…
Rank this Week: 110

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Nov 23

    SNL Takes on President Obama's Executive Action

    SNL Takes on President Obama's Executive Action
    An excellent video to spark in-class discussion! -KitJ
  • Nov 23

    Professor Michael Olivas: House should be ashamed of its reaction to Obama's executive action

    Professor Michael Olivas: House should be ashamed of its reaction to Obama's executive action
    In this op/ed, Professor Michael Olivas criticizes Republicans in the House of Represntatives for the strong negative public reactions to President Obama's latest immigration initiatives. In so doing, he kicks things off with a wonderful film…
  • Nov 23

    Part of the Obama Plan: "Strengthen Border Security"

    Part of the Obama Plan: "Strengthen Border Security"
    Photo courtesy of U.S. DHS website As outlined in some detail by the Department of Homeland Security, President Obama's recently announced immigration plan has quite a few components. The very first item on the DHS list are measures to…
Rank this Week: 48

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

Covers Daubert, expert witness marketing, and expert witness testimony. By JurisPro Expert Witness Directory.

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    PTSD Expert Witness Testifies On Clinical Criteria

    PTSD Expert Witness Testifies On Clinical Criteria
    Post traumatic stress expert witness Mitchell Clionsky testified for the defense in the Springfield, MA, lawsuit against nightclub owner Demetrious Konstantopoulos. Cara Lyn Crncic alleges that a 2011 assault by Konstantopoulos has caused her…
  • Nov 17

    Medical Malpractice Expert Witness On Legal Medical Causation Part 2

    Medical Malpractice Expert Witness On Legal Medical Causation Part 2
    In CHIROPRACTIC / MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CAUSATION AND THE DEGENERATIVE SPINE, medical malpractice expert witness Richard K. Skala, DC, writes that the "chiropractic expert will be challenged by the opposing party during deposition and/or trial…
  • Nov 15

    Automotive Expert Witnesses & Hyundai, Kia Settlement

    Automotive Expert Witnesses & Hyundai, Kia Settlement
    Automotive expert witnesses may opine on automotive design, automotive technology, fuel economy and related aspects of the automotive industry. In the news, automakers Hyundai and Kia have agreed to pay a $100 million civil penalty to resolve…
Rank this Week: 681

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Nov 23

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Causation

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Causation
    Introduction Causation is one of the basic conceptual tools of legal analysis. And for most purposes, we can get along with a notion of causation that is both vague and ambiguous. In the world of medium sized physical objects (automobiles,...
  • Nov 22

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Our Word is Our Bond" by Constable

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Our Word is Our Bond" by Constable
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Our Word Is Our Bond: How Legal Speech Acts (The Cultural Lives of Law) by Marianne Constable. Here is a description: Words can be misspoken, misheard, misunderstood, or misappropriated; they can be…
  • Nov 22

    Download of the Week: "Narrowing Precedent" by Re

    Download of the Week: "Narrowing Precedent" by Re
    The Download of the Week is Narrowing Precedent in the Supreme Court by Richard M. Re. Here is the abstract: “Narrowing” occurs when a court declines to apply a precedent even though, in the court’s own view, the precedent is...
Rank this Week: 15

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas

An international, interdisciplinary community for the study of legal and normative mixtures and movements.

http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    JOURNAL: Caron on Teaching law and Transnationalism

    JOURNAL: Caron on Teaching law and Transnationalism
    David Caron (Dean, Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London) has published 'Teaching of law must reflect realities of a transnational world':We live in a period of economic globalisation in which we are witnessing the…
  • Nov 21

    SSRN ARTICLE ANNOUNCEMENT: Law and Society in Brazil at the Crossroads: A Review

    SSRN ARTICLE ANNOUNCEMENT: Law and Society in Brazil at the Crossroads: A Review
    We suggest some interesting articles from SOCIAL & POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY eJOURNAL, Vol. 7, No. 155: Nov 19, 2014. Please click here to view the full full abstracts for this issue."Law and Courts in Authoritarian…
  • Nov 21

    JOURNAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Theory and Practice of Legislation new issue

    JOURNAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Theory and Practice of Legislation new issue
    Hart Publishing has just published a new issue, volume 2, no. 2, of The Theory and Practice of Legislation.Click here to visit the Journal's homepage.The Theory and Practice of Legislation aims to offer an international and interdisciplinary…
Rank this Week: 325

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Massachusetts Fines LPL Financial Over Variable Annuity Sales Practices to Senior

    Massachusetts Fines LPL Financial Over Variable Annuity Sales Practices to Senior
    According to InvestmentNews, LPL Financial, LLC (LPL Financial) was recently fined by Massachusetts securities regulators fined for sales practices concerning variable annuities and agreed to reimburse senior citizens $541,000 for surrender…
  • Nov 21

    Do Increased Investor Risks Lurk Behind the SEC’s Revisiting of the Accredited Investor Definition Part II

    Do Increased Investor Risks Lurk Behind the SEC’s Revisiting of the Accredited Investor Definition Part II
    This article continues to opine on an InvestmentNews article, describing the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) revisiting the accredited investor standard that determines who is eligible to invest in private placements. It is…
  • Nov 20

    Accredited Investor Definition Revisited By SEC Part I

    Accredited Investor Definition Revisited By SEC Part I
    According to an InvestmentNews article, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), for the first time in 32 years, is revisiting the idea of who should qualify as an accredited investor to be eligible to invest in private placements. The…
Rank this Week: 398

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    Holiday clemency questions at gubernatorial transition

    Holiday clemency questions at gubernatorial transition
    On Friday, Michael Hall at Texas Monthly wondered, "Will Rick Perry grant clemency to Max Soffar?" His post brought to mind two broader, related questions.First, will Rick Perry issue one more round of Christmas-time pardons, as has become…
  • Nov 23

    Of budgets and border boondoggles: A reality check

    Of budgets and border boondoggles: A reality check
    The Austin Statesman has a good article (Nov. 22) on the impact of constant border deployments for game wardens, starting with a 19 percent drop in citations written in other parts of the state, as evidenced in the graphic below.But even more…
  • Nov 21

    Might Texas revisit needle exchange pilots with Susan Reed gone, disease prevention in the news?

    Might Texas revisit needle exchange pilots with Susan Reed gone, disease prevention in the news?
    Grits wonders if - owing to recent events surrounding the Ebola scare and the outlandish costs of Hepatitis C treatment under new drug protocols - 2015 might be a year in which the Texas Legislature favorably revisits Rep. Ruth…
Rank this Week: 95

Second Circuit Blog

Second Circuit Blog

Feature case summaries and commentary by the Federal Defenders office in New York City.

http://circuit2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 527

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

Discusses the intersection of civil rights, criminal defense, and police misconduct litigation, from the perspective of a NYC litigator. By Michael Lumer.

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Nov 23

    Blurred Lines: When FBI Informants Commit Crime

    Blurred Lines: When FBI Informants Commit Crime
    Courtesy: FBI.govThat the FBI (and law enforcement generally) uses informants to gather information and make cases about other criminals is no secret. But what is law enforcement to do when it's informants want to keep committing crimes while…
  • Nov 20

    Interactive Map Shows Nationwide Race/Arrest Rate Figure

    Interactive Map Shows Nationwide Race/Arrest Rate Figure
    USA Today has published an interactive map that shows arrest rates by race on local levels.The map is here. I haven't spent much time on it yet, but it appears potentially interesting. Have a look.
  • Nov 11

    De Blasio and the Central Park 5 Settlement Reprised

    De Blasio and the Central Park 5 Settlement Reprised
    Curiouser and curiouser. The Daily News recently ran a story detailing how deeply the City's Law Department fought against the historic settlement of the Central Park 5 lawsuit. (Here). The News references an internal report issued by the…
Rank this Week: 509

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Covers South Carolina divorce, custody and family law issues. By Gregory S. Forman.

http://www.gregoryforman.com
  • Nov 23

    It only took forty-five day

    It only took forty-five day
    When, on October 6, 2014, in Rainey v. Bostic, 135 S.Ct. 286 (2014), the United States Supreme Court denied Virginia’s petition for certiorari in Bostic v. Schaefer, 760 F. 3d 352 (4th Cir. 2014), I predicted “it is only a…
  • Nov 23

    Litigating child custody does not, by itself, create personal jurisdiction for child support

    Litigating child custody does not, by itself, create personal jurisdiction for child support
    Due to an increasingly mobile society, child custody litigation often moves to different states over a child’s minority. When both parents and the child no longer live in the state that issued the most recent child support order, or…
  • Oct 10

    On the wrong side of history again

    On the wrong side of history again
    Bowing to the inevitable, North Carolina has authorized same sex marriage, leaving South Carolina the last remaining state of the Fourth Circuit to bar such marriages. Today U.S. District Judge Max Cogburn of Asheville struck down the…
Rank this Week: 857

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Nov 23

    Xbox 360, the Kinect and the Future of Microsoft Gaming

    Xbox 360, the Kinect and the Future of Microsoft Gaming
    Microsoft’s Xbox, and the generations of consoles which followed, may not have conquered the market for the software giant based in Redmond, WA, but they have eked out a significant place for the company in the video game industry. In…
  • Nov 21

    A Rush to Judgment on Patentable Subject Matter

    A Rush to Judgment on Patentable Subject Matter
    In the latest decision (“Ultramercial-3”), the panel reached the opposite conclusion and affirmed the dismissal. This apparent turnaround was based on two intervening events: (1) the Supreme Court’s Alice decision in June;…
  • Nov 20

    USPTO, NIST on Front Lines of Cybersecurity Partnership

    USPTO, NIST on Front Lines of Cybersecurity Partnership
    Throughout 2014, stories of major data breaches and hacking incidents have dominated the mainstream media. Customers of major corporations like Target, Home Depot, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Neiman Marcus have been the targets of…
Rank this Week: 331

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Nov 23

    Japan prime minister dissolves parliament before election

    Japan prime minister dissolves parliament before election
    [JURIST] Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe [official profile] has dissolved the lower house of parliament [official website], enabling an early election to see how the public views his struggling economic policies. Abe had called for the…
  • Nov 23

    Human rights group issues report on international childrens right

    Human rights group issues report on international childrens right
    [JURIST] Human rights group ChildFund Alliance (CFA) [advocacy website] on Thursday issued a report [text, PDF] addressing the current issues with international children's rights commemorating the 25th anniversary of the United Nations…
  • Nov 23

    Investigation finds no fault by Obama administration in responding to Benghazi attack

    Investigation finds no fault by Obama administration in responding to Benghazi attack
    [JURIST] The US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee [official website] on Friday released a report [documents, PDF] stating that the Obama administration properly responded to the 2012 attack [BBC backgrounder] on the US consulate…
Rank this Week: 11

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Nov 23

    Tax-Free Buyouts of Coaches' Contract

    Tax-Free Buyouts of Coaches' Contract
    Following up on my previous post, The Tax Treatment of Buyouts of Coaches' Contracts: USA Today, Schools Buying Coaches' Contracts Instead of Buying Out: It long has been a practice for universities that want to hire a new coach to pay the…
  • Nov 23

    Muller: The NCBE's Role in Declining MBE Scores and Bar Pass Rate

    Muller: The NCBE's Role in Declining MBE Scores and Bar Pass Rate
    Following up on my previous posts (here, here, here, and here): California released its July 2014 bar exam results on Friday: a 48.6% overall pass rate (down 7.2 percentage points from 2013) and 61.0% first-time takers pass rate (down 6.7…
  • Nov 23

    Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    There is a bit of movement in this week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads on SSRN, with a new new paper debuting on the list at #1: [387 Downloads] A Compendium of Private Equity Tax Games, by Gregg D. Polsky (North Carolina)…
Rank this Week: 21

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    I don't do a great deal of appellate work,…

    I don't do a great deal of appellate work, although I enjoy it. I was rusty when I appeared before the 4th Department last month, but I felt okay about it because I know and respect the judges who were on the bench, and therefore had  a…
  • Nov 22

    This semester I helped a Buffalo State…

    This semester I helped a Buffalo State PolySci professor coach two moot court teams for a tournament that will be taking place this weekend. Unfortunately, snow happened, and they aren't able to get out and go to Ohio for the competition. I'm…
  • Nov 21

    I was thinking that we might have a bit of…

    I was thinking that we might have a bit of a Mike Nichols retrospective, but in fact he was so prolific that it is difficult to avoid his work. Last week, for example, we watched Closer, a movie that surprised me-- I kept getting exasperated…
Rank this Week: 139

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Features news and views from Ernester, the Hofstra School of Law Deane Law Library Virtual Cat.

http://deanelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    CALI Lessons for Final

    CALI Lessons for Final
    Finals are almost here, and most students are heavy into outlines, study guides, and past exams. But don't forget CALI (the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction) which has interactive computer-based lessons keyed to typical IL and…
  • Nov 21

    Hours next week

    Hours next week
    For those who want to rest in between feasting next week here are the Library access hours.  Please note that there will be times when there is no swipe access.Wednesday, November 26 -  8:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.Wednesday, November…
  • Nov 20

    This Day In The Law: Justice Department Brings Antitrust Action Against AT&T

    This Day In The Law: Justice Department Brings Antitrust Action Against AT&T
    On November 20, 1974, the Department of Justice filed its final antitrust suit against AT&T, signaling the end of the “Bell system”. United States v. AT&T was ultimately settled out of court, under an agreement that the…
Rank this Week: 588

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Nov 23

    Cato online forum, “Reviving Economic Growth”

    Cato online forum, “Reviving Economic Growth”
    The panel is packed with big names and many of them offer suggestions with a law or regulation angle, including Philip K. Howard (“Radically Simplify Law”), Derek Khanna (rethink patent and copyright law; related, Ramesh Ponnuru),…
  • Nov 23

    Regulating consumers by way of regulating producer

    Regulating consumers by way of regulating producer
    An observation from John Goodman via David Henderson: Almost all government restrictions on our freedom are indirect. They are imposed on us by way of some business. In fact, laws that directly restrict the freedom of the individual are rare…
  • Nov 22

    Justice Kagan: Paul Krugman using “just ridiculous language” on court

    Justice Kagan: Paul Krugman using “just ridiculous language” on court
    Speaking at Princeton, Justice Elena Kagan described as “just ridiculous language” Paul Krugman’s claim that the higher federal courts are “corrupt.” It is just ridiculous, as we noted the other day, and…
Rank this Week: 29

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Nov 23

    Cut Costs with Joint Life

    Cut Costs with Joint Life
    First-to-die life insurance, or “joint life,” may be a more cost effective way for a couple to concurrently get life insurance. The policy pays off when the first of the insured couple dies. It generally costs less than individual…
  • Nov 23

    Symposium on The Role of Federal Law in Private Wealth Transfer

    Symposium on The Role of Federal Law in Private Wealth Transfer
    The symposium issue of the Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 67: 6: 1531, addresses various facets of federal law in private wealth transfer. A number of the articles are followed by comments by other distinguished scholars, who not only address…
  • Nov 23

    Why Reconsidering IRAs May Be Beneficial

    Why Reconsidering IRAs May Be Beneficial
    Traditional IRAs have been a popular and often beneficial form of retirement planning. However, changing tax consequences and common misconceptions for IRAs create a need to reconsider if these accounts are still the best route for saving for…
Rank this Week: 69

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

Covers food poisoning and foodborne illness outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Nov 23

    There have been some big Sproutbreaks over the year

    There have been some big Sproutbreaks over the year
    2011 – E. coli O104:H4 – Fenugreek Bean Sprouts – Over 4,000 sickened – 900 with kidney failure and 50 deaths – Europe, Canada and U.S. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6250a3.htm;…
  • Nov 22

    Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont Hit with Salmonella Sprout

    Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont Hit with Salmonella Sprout
    As of November 21, 2014, the CDC reports a total of 63 persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Enteritidis have been reported from 10 states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, New…
  • Nov 22

    E. coli Attorney and Lawyer in Minnesota

    E. coli Attorney and Lawyer in Minnesota
    Goodness, what’s going on in Minnesota with E. coli? AFG / Supervalu E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits – Minnesota (2000) Cargill E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits – Minnesota, Tennessee (2007) Carneco / Sam’s Club E. coli Outbreak…
Rank this Week: 108

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    "Right now, in a place you've never visited, a person you'll never know is dying."

    "Right now, in a place you've never visited, a person you'll never know is dying."
    "If he's dying in a particularly devastating way — and, more importantly, if he is leaving behind shareable content — it is possible that millions of strangers will mourn his or her death tomorrow. Why?... Grief porn is...…
  • Nov 23

    Obama will walk your dog.

    Obama will walk your dog.
    Even if you don't have a dog.He will walk your metaphorical dog. He'll do whatever it is you need done."I told John Boehner, you know, I'll wash your car. I'll walk your dog, whatever you need to do."Feel free to make that the first line of a…
  • Nov 23

    Mondrian kept an artificial flower, painted white, in his studio to express the feeling of "the lack of a woman in his daily life."

    Mondrian kept an artificial flower, painted white, in his studio to express the feeling of "the lack of a woman in his daily life."
    According to the card stuck to the wall in a London museum next to a 1926 photograph by André Kertész, which you can see here. The white paint — we were told by some curator — was "to banish entirely any recollection…
Rank this Week: 17

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/
  • Nov 23

    What Food Banks Need Most (And What They Get Too Much Of)

    What Food Banks Need Most (And What They Get Too Much Of)
    Our law firm at Kraft & Associates is doing a food drive in conjunction with the North Texas Food Bank, so an article at Foodlets.com caught my eye. A section of the article listed items that food banks need most. If you are helping with…
  • Nov 21

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    Try not to shed a tear as George Younce sings “Side By Side” a deeply moving love story about an elderly couple’s honeymoon. You’re never too old to fall in love and get married even if you’re not quite as…
  • Nov 20

    Takata Airbag Recalls Reach 11 Million Vehicle

    Takata Airbag Recalls Reach 11 Million Vehicle
    The CBS Evening News reported on the recall of “11 million vehicles whose airbags can cause serious injuries.” CBS (Glor) added, “At least two people have died – an 18-year-old in Oklahoma and a mother of…
Rank this Week: 511

Law and Other Things

Law and Other Things

Covers Indian law, courts and the Constitution.

http://lawandotherthings.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    Unwelcome Lawyers -- Guest Post by Smaran Shetty

    Unwelcome Lawyers -- Guest Post by Smaran Shetty
    A natural assumption regarding any judicial system that seeks to resolve legal disputes, is that lawyers would be permitted to participate in the adjudicatory process, and assist the parties they represent. This assumption is largely codified…
  • Nov 10

    NEW ARRIVALS

    NEW ARRIVALS
    There are two new books, published by the Three Essays Collective (TEC), which may be of interest to our readers.The first book, Kafkaland:  Prejudice, Law and Counterterrorism in India , authored by academic and activist, Manisha…
  • Oct 26

    Indian Journal of International Economic Law

    Indian Journal of International Economic Law
    The Indian Journal of International Economic Law is now accepting submissions for its upcoming new volume. The Journal is an endeavour to encourage scholarship in the fields of international trade law and international economic law.…
Rank this Week: 88

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Nov 23

    Reviewing the potential and pitfalls in a notable problem-solving court in NYC

    Reviewing the potential and pitfalls in a notable problem-solving court in NYC
    Today's New York Times has this terrific lengthy account of the work of a unique "problem-solving court" in New York. The piece is headlined "In a Queens Court, Women in Prostitution Cases Are Seen as Victims," and here…
  • Nov 23

    "On Life Support: Public Health in the Age of Mass Incarceration"

    "On Life Support: Public Health in the Age of Mass Incarceration"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new report from the Vera Institute of Justice as part of a new initiative called Justice Reform for Healthy Communities. A helpful report overview starts this way: Each year,...
  • Nov 22

    Interesting look at California's Proposition 47 and undoing collateral consequence

    Interesting look at California's Proposition 47 and undoing collateral consequence
    I just noticed, over at the Collateral Consequences Resource Center, that California Federal Public Defender Jeffrey Aaron has this new posting exploring the impact of his state's approval of Proposition 47 which downgraded various felonies…
Rank this Week: 120

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Nov 23

    We Won’t Back Down

    We Won’t Back Down
    We welcome this post from Communities Against Water Charges On Monday the 24 November 2014 we expect four of our friends and neighbors to be committed to prison for exercising their right to peaceful protest. They are to be punished for…
  • Nov 20

    Future Voices Ireland Volunteer Group Leaders Wanted

    Future Voices Ireland Volunteer Group Leaders Wanted
    Human Rights in Ireland welcomes this guest post from Mairead Healy. Mairead is the founder of Future Voices and she is also an Ashoka Fellow.  Are you interested in making a difference? Are you passionate about working with young…
  • Nov 19

    Our Voices, Our Rights: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Ireland

    Our Voices, Our Rights: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Ireland
    Human Rights in Ireland welcomes this guest post from Geraldine Murphy, Legal & Social Welfare Intern at the Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC). The parallel report on Ireland’s compliance with the International…
Rank this Week: 70

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/
  • Nov 23

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Nov. 23, 2014)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Nov. 23, 2014)
    Biggest corporate political interests spend billions, get trillions http://t.co/2SJoU5chOM via @sunfoundation #citizensunited #corpgov— Nell Minow (@nminow) November 17, 2014 "The first libertarian intellectual was Lao-tzu, the founder…
  • Nov 22

    Call for Papers - Fourth European Research Conference on Microfinance

    Call for Papers - Fourth European Research Conference on Microfinance
    CALL FOR PAPERS Fourth European Research Conference on Microfinance 1-3 June 2015 Geneva School of Economics and Management, University of Geneva Geneva, Switzerland Access to suitable and affordable finance is a precondition for meeting…
  • Nov 22

    In anticipation of Thanksgiving

    In anticipation of Thanksgiving
    I have something of a follow-up to Haskell's earlier post. While companies like Wal-Mart will be open on Thanksgiving - a decision that has garnered no small amount of public criticism- others have conspicuously declared that they will be…
Rank this Week: 242

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Nov 23

    Wrap-up of an amazing week #ImmigrationAction

    Wrap-up of an amazing week #ImmigrationAction
    Dear Readers, I am sorry I have not given you detailed information and guidance yet. I have seen your questions and comments, esp. on family-based matters. I will start writing details that you are looking for as soon as I can. But I first…
  • Nov 21

    Obama’s First Remarks on Immigration Executive Action Thursday November 20th

    Obama’s First Remarks on Immigration Executive Action Thursday November 20th
    Copied from the White House: Remarks by the President in Address to the Nation on Immigration Cross Hall 8:01 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans, tonight, I’d like to talk with you about immigration. For more than 200 years,…
  • Nov 20

    Executive action items that did not make the list.

    Executive action items that did not make the list.
    While we review and write about what executive action on immigration will do,  we can already tell what it will not do: 1. Unused visas will not be recaptured and therefore the backlog will remain as is.  I am seeing a lot of…
Rank this Week: 443

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    Updated WIPO Study on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Archive

    Updated WIPO Study on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Archive
    The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has updated a 2008 study of copyright exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives from 186 countries:"This report offers a significant update and expansion of the 2008 study.…
  • Nov 21

    Law Library of Congress Report on Right to Peaceful Assembly

    Law Library of Congress Report on Right to Peaceful Assembly
    The Law Library of Congress in Washington has released a new comparative report on the right to peaceful assembly in a number of countries:  "Freedom of peaceful assembly is a recognized right under international human rights law. This…
  • Nov 20

    English Law Commission Report on Kidnapping and Child Abduction

    English Law Commission Report on Kidnapping and Child Abduction
    The Law Commission of England has released a report on the Simplification of Criminal Law: Kidnapping and Related Offences:"In line with the model favoured by consultees, we recommend the creation of two distinct statutory offences to replace…
Rank this Week: 530

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Nov 23

    Bluetooth Watch Or Headset? Watch Out

    Bluetooth Watch Or Headset? Watch Out
    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.
  • Nov 23

    Parrot Sunday - Keas Of New Zealand - Petty Criminals Of The Parrot World

    Parrot Sunday - Keas Of New Zealand - Petty Criminals Of The Parrot World
    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.
  • Nov 23

    Samsung Gear S: It's A Watch! It's A Phone! It's SuperWatch!

    Samsung Gear S: It's A Watch! It's A Phone! It's SuperWatch!
    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: 472

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    Prosecutorial Discretion Through the Looking Gla

    Prosecutorial Discretion Through the Looking Gla
    David Alan Sklansky For the Symposium on Administrative Reform of Immigration Law             For someone like me—a former prosecutor who now teaches and writes about criminal…
  • Nov 21

    Two Rationales for Administrative Relief

    Two Rationales for Administrative Relief
    Ahilan Arulanantham For the Symposium on Administrative Reform of Immigration LawMuch of the initial reaction to the President’s newly-announced administrative relief program will likely focus on the decision not to extend relief to the…
  • Nov 21

    Executive Discretion and Congressional Prioritie

    Executive Discretion and Congressional Prioritie
    Adam Cox & Cristina Rodriguez  For the Symposium on Administrative Reform of Immigration Law As we noted last night, in the debate leading up to the President’s announcement of administrative immigration relief, most…
Rank this Week: 204

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    NFL WEEK 12 2014 : A THANKSGIVING SPECIAL

    NFL WEEK 12 2014 : A THANKSGIVING SPECIAL
    We roar into Week 12 of the 2014 NFL season with our Fantasy Football league very competitive, our two remaining survivor pool players in a death grip struggle for the title, and with football set for Sunday, Sunday night, two games Monday…
  • Nov 20

    KAYO MORGAN: DEATH OF A LEGEND

    KAYO MORGAN: DEATH OF A LEGEND
    Amidst the insanity and horrible treatment of clients and attorneys alike in Broward County, stood one lawyer, a criminal defense attorney to his core, who never blinked, never wavered in the zealous defense of his clients, and quite frankly…
  • Nov 20

    THE GOOD FIGHT

    THE GOOD FIGHT
    The 3rd DCA reversed Judge Milt Hirsch this week in a case in which Judge Hirsch suppressed DNA obtained via consent for one case, but in which the DNA was matched to another crime in the database. We don't have Judge Hirsch's order…
Rank this Week: 82

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    1,200 Pounds of Beef Recalled After Positive E. coli O157:H7 Test

    1,200 Pounds of Beef Recalled After Positive E. coli O157:H7 Test
    On Saturday afternoon FSIS announced that Ranchers Legacy Meat Co., of Vadnais Heights, Minnesota was recalling 1,200 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.... Continue Reading
  • Nov 21

    CDC weighs in on 10 State Salmonella Sprout Outbreak

    CDC weighs in on 10 State Salmonella Sprout Outbreak
    Thanks to those working late on Friday. As of November 21, 2014, the CDC reports a total of 63 persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Enteritidis have been reported from 10 states:... Continue Reading
  • Nov 21

    Salmonella “Sproutbreak” – “Sproutpocalypse” – “Sproutageddon” Sickens 68 in 10 State

    Salmonella “Sproutbreak” – “Sproutpocalypse” – “Sproutageddon” Sickens 68 in 10 State
    Time for a Warning? Three people in Vermont and four people in New Hampshire have been sickened by Salmonella believed to be associated with bean sprouts, health officials in the... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 25

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/
  • Nov 23

    Dallas Insurance Attorneys Need To Know What An Insurable Interest Is Defined

    Dallas Insurance Attorneys Need To Know What An Insurable Interest Is Defined
    Dallas insurance lawyers need to be able to discuss with a client when insurance is going to cover a loss. This may seem easy at first but that is not always the case. The Texas Supreme Court issued an opinion...
  • Nov 22

    What Is An Insurable Interest

    What Is An Insurable Interest
    Arlington insurance lawyers need to understand what an "insurable interest" is when it comes to making a claim. A 1999, Austin Court of Appeals opinion gives some guidance about this issue. The style of the opinion is, Valdez v.…
  • Nov 20

    Jury Trial Says Insurance Paid Enough

    Jury Trial Says Insurance Paid Enough
    Attorneys handling insurance claims need to be aware of legal matters be decided in the state that relate to insurance. The Insurance Journal ran an article dated October 21, 2014, that is titled, Jury Finds Texas Windstorm Insurer Adequately…
Rank this Week: 774

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
Rank this Week: 99

On the Record

On the Record

Covers business, legal and government-related news. By The Daily Record.

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Nov 23

    Police body camera issue awaits legislature

    Police body camera issue awaits legislature
    Police agencies around the state could be required to begin developing and phasing in body camera programs as soon as next year.
  • Nov 22

    Jury awards $5M in lead-paint verdict

    Jury awards $5M in lead-paint verdict
    A Baltimore City Circuit Court jury has awarded more than $5 million to two West Baltimore women who suffered permanent brain damage after being exposed to lead paint when they were babies.
  • Nov 22

    ‘What would I know? I’m just a doctor.’

    ‘What would I know? I’m just a doctor.’
    Why we need to remember we are counselors in addition to litigators and advocates.
Rank this Week: 162

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Nov 23

    Regulators Approve Even More Takeouts from Citizens Property - Including 50,000 to Newly Licensed Anchor Property & Casualty

    Regulators Approve Even More Takeouts from Citizens Property - Including 50,000 to Newly Licensed Anchor Property & Casualty
    Another 182,000 insurance policies have been approved by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (“OIR”) to be transferred to private insurers, (commonly referred to as “takeout” companies), in 2015 as part of the…
  • Nov 22

    Hurricane Sandy Update - Case Management Order No. 12

    Hurricane Sandy Update - Case Management Order No. 12
    If you have been following Hurricane Sandy news, you may already be aware of Judge Brown’s recent November 7th order in Raimey v. Wright National Flood Insurance Company,1 in the Eastern District of New York (EDNY) which requires…
  • Nov 21

    Snowmageddon 2014: Are You Covered?

    Snowmageddon 2014: Are You Covered?
    Snowmageddon buried western New York this week with the lake-effect snowfall. Winter storms are the third-largest cause of catastrophic losses in the United States (after hurricanes and tornadoes). The good news for homeowners is that in most…
Rank this Week: 563

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
  • Nov 23

    Successful Motions to Dismiss Securities Class Actions in 2014

    Successful Motions to Dismiss Securities Class Actions in 2014
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Jon N. Eisenberg, partner in the Government Enforcement practice at K&L Gates LLP, and is based on a K&L Gates publication by Mr. Eisenberg; the complete publication, including…
  • Nov 22

    Operational Risk Capital: Nowhere to Hide

    Operational Risk Capital: Nowhere to Hide
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and is based on a PwC publication by Dietmar Serbee, Helene Katz, and Geoffrey Allbutt; the complete publication, including appendix and footnotes, is available…
  • Nov 21

    Are Securities Lawyers Stuck in a Time Warp?

    Are Securities Lawyers Stuck in a Time Warp?
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Phillip Goldstein of Bulldog Investors. “[T]he fact that a federal statute has been violated and some person harmed does not automatically give rise to a private cause of action in…
Rank this Week: 78

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

Covers nursing home abuse and litigation. By Poliakoff & Associates.

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Nov 23

    Resident to Resident Mistreatment

    Resident to Resident Mistreatment
    Weill Cornell Medical College had an interesting article on their website about the growing problem of inappropriate, disruptive, or hostile behavior between nursing home residents.  The study found that nearly one in five nursing…
  • Nov 22

    Arbitration Trend

    Arbitration Trend
    Another form of alleged abuse that has been lurking amongst nursing homes and elder care facilities is mandatory pre-suit arbitration clauses hidden in nursing home admission paperwork.  The so-called “arbitration agreement”…
  • Nov 21

    Choking Death

    Choking Death
    The L.A. Daily News reported the sad preventable death of a nursing home resident who choked on medications mixed with apple sauce.  Windsor Gardens Healthcare Center of the Valley, a skilled nursing facility in North Hollywood, was…
Rank this Week: 291

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Nov 23

    Provocation and Queer Fear

    Provocation and Queer Fear
    At Volokh Conspiracy, Eugene notes an amendment to California’s provocation defense to voluntary manslaughter. Under U.S. law, killing someone is “voluntary manslaughter” rather than murder if the killer was (1) actually…
  • Nov 23

    The Outrage of the Victim’s Rap Sheet Must End

    The Outrage of the Victim’s Rap Sheet Must End
    In the press conference addressing the killing of Akai Gurley by probationary Police Officer Peter Liang, Commission Bill Bratton made one thing absolutely clear: “the victim, Akai Gurley, had done nothing to provoke a confrontation…
  • Nov 22

    The Killing of Akai Gurley: A Mistake, Perhaps, But No Accident

    The Killing of Akai Gurley: A Mistake, Perhaps, But No Accident
    There was no excuse offered. Akai Gurley did nothing, absolutely nothing, to cause probationary Police Officer Peter Liang to shoot him in the chest and kill him. Whether Gurley did anything wrong in his life before that, even the cops…
Rank this Week: 62