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White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • May 23

    Environmental Crime Prosecutions Down

    Environmental Crime Prosecutions Down
    Trac reports - "The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during the first six months of FY 2017 the government reported 152 new environment prosecutions. If this activity continues at the same pace, the annual…
  • May 20

    Pucker Up Buttercups: It's Mueller Time

    Pucker Up Buttercups: It's Mueller Time
    Scattershooting, while wondering whatever happened to John B. Henderson. The appointment of Bob Mueller as Special Counsel sends an unmistakable signal to every politico, white collar lawyer and potential target in DC. It's time to get…
  • May 18

    Another Major Corruption Scandal Hits Brazil

    Another Major Corruption Scandal Hits Brazil
    As I mentioned in a post a few weeks ago, the Second Global White Collar Crime Institute will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 7-8, 2017 at the Law Offices of Trench Rossi Watanabe. The program for the...
Rank this Week: 46

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • May 28

    Before bringing a monkey into the courthouse in your purse, read thi

    Before bringing a monkey into the courthouse in your purse, read thi
    “‘I said, ‘I need to see your monkey,’ [sheriff’s deputy Pat] McIver said. ‘She unzipped her purse, the monkey stuck its head out and looked around, and then she zipped it back up.'” Readers will not…
  • May 27

    Does the law itself change when a federal agency files an amicus brief?

    Does the law itself change when a federal agency files an amicus brief?
    It might seem dangerous to entrust them with a power like that [Ilya Shapiro and Frank Garrison on Cato certiorari petition in donning and doffing FLSA case DuPont v. Smiley] Tags: administrative law, Supreme Court, wage and hour suits Does…
  • May 27

    “Class-action suit aims to halt Zestimates in Illinois”

    “Class-action suit aims to halt Zestimates in Illinois”
    “A family of northwest suburban builders filed legal action last week to stop Zillow from posting its estimates of the value of Illinois homes. The Zestimates that Zillow posts are misleading and pose as accurate appraisals in violation…
Rank this Week: 47

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Lines: Drug Control and Human Rights in International Law

    Lines: Drug Control and Human Rights in International Law
    Richard Lines (Univ. of Essex - Human Rights Centre) has published Drug Control and Human Rights in International Law (Cambridge Univ. Press 2017). Here's the abstract: Human rights violations occurring as a consequence of drug control and…
  • May 26

    Workshop: Asian Society of International Law Interest Group on International Law in Domestic Court

    Workshop: Asian Society of International Law Interest Group on International Law in Domestic Court
    On August 24, 2017, the Asian Society of International Law's Interest Group on International Law in Domestic Courts will hold its first workshop on the ways Asian courts invoke, interpret, and apply international law. The workshop will take…
  • May 26

    New Volume: Recueil des Cour

    New Volume: Recueil des Cour
    Volume 382 of the Recueil des Cours, Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law is out. Contents include:Volume 382Daniel P. Cooper & Christopher Kuner, Data Protection Law and International Dispute Resolution Bing Bing…
Rank this Week: 48

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/
  • May 28

    A #SandraBlandAct that omits the #SandraBland story?

    A #SandraBlandAct that omits the #SandraBland story?
    Our pal Fatima Mann has an essay at Tribtalk on the Sandra Bland Act (SB 1849), coming to grips with the reality that the bill "does not speak to the case of Sandra Bland" after the Texas Senate defenestrated provisions restricting…
  • May 27

    Bad bills rising, how to tell if debtors-prison reform works, TX police misconduct roundup, and other storie

    Bad bills rising, how to tell if debtors-prison reform works, TX police misconduct roundup, and other storie
    Here are a few odds and ends as the final days of the 85th Texas legislative session wind down:Lawyers to rep Harris defendants at bail hearingsGrits is interested to learn what effect it will have when Harris County deploys public defenders…
  • May 24

    Dead hostages, live hostages: Wading through the wreckage at the end of session

    Dead hostages, live hostages: Wading through the wreckage at the end of session
    Grits will perform a more comprehensive roundup of what happened in the 85th Texas Legislature later, but here are a few quick updates from an eventful week:Dead hostages, live hostagesIn the battle between House and Senate leadership, each…
Rank this Week: 49

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    State lawmakers look to prevent sex offenders from being treated at certain psych center

    State lawmakers look to prevent sex offenders from being treated at certain psych center
    5-28-17 New York: BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- State lawmakers are looking at new restrictions for sex offenders. The Senate passed a bill this week to prevent sex offenders from living in group homes run by the Office of Mental Health or the…
  • May 23

    GPS Devices to Be Removed From Many Missouri Sex Offender

    GPS Devices to Be Removed From Many Missouri Sex Offender
    5-23-17 Missouri: A preliminary injunction will require Missouri to remove GPS monitoring devices from hundreds of sex offenders after they were recently required to wear them. ST. LOUIS (AP) — A court ruling requires Missouri to at least…
  • May 22

    Debate over sex offenders moves to court as California undertakes prison parole overhaul

    Debate over sex offenders moves to court as California undertakes prison parole overhaul
    5-22-17 California: A Los Angeles-based nonprofit is claiming California prison officials have undermined last fall’s ballot measure to overhaul the state’s parole process by excluding sex offenders from consideration for early…
Rank this Week: 50

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • May 19

    The Present State and Future Prospects of the International Competition Network (ICN)

    The Present State and Future Prospects of the International Competition Network (ICN)
    Introduction The International Competition Network (ICN), a “virtual” organization comprised of most of the world’s competition (antitrust) agencies and expert non-governmental advisors (NGAs), held its Sixteenth Annual…
  • May 18

    The Internet Conduct Rule Must Die

    The Internet Conduct Rule Must Die
    It’s fitting that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai recently compared his predecessor’s jettisoning of the FCC’s light touch framework for Internet access regulation without hard evidence to the Oklahoma City Thunder’s James…
  • May 9

    A Brief Assessment of the Procompetitive Effects of Organizational Restructuring in the Ag-Biotech Industry

    A Brief Assessment of the Procompetitive Effects of Organizational Restructuring in the Ag-Biotech Industry
    Today the International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE) Antitrust and Consumer Protection Research Program released a new white paper by Geoffrey A. Manne and Allen Gibby entitled: A Brief Assessment of the Procompetitive…
Rank this Week: 51

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • May 28

    Lee on Reasonable Doubt and Morality

    Lee on Reasonable Doubt and Morality
    Youngjae Lee (Fordham University School of Law) has posted two pieces on SSRN. The first is Reasonable Doubt and Moral Elements (Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 105, No. 1, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The law...
  • May 28

    Stolzenberg et al. on Child Witnesse

    Stolzenberg et al. on Child Witnesse
    Stacia N. Stolzenberg, Kelly McWilliams and Thomas D. Lyon (Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Criminology & Criminal Justice, USC Gould School of Law and University of Southern California - Gould School of Law) have posted Ask…
  • May 28

    Lucas on Intellectual Disability in Capital Case

    Lucas on Intellectual Disability in Capital Case
    Lauren Sudeall Lucas (Georgia State University College of Law) has posted An Empirical Assessment of Georgia's Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Standard to Determine Intellectual Disability in Capital Cases (33 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 553 (2017)) on…
Rank this Week: 52

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • May 27

    Are Copyright and Patent Overlapping or Mutually Exclusive in Protecting Software Innovations?

    Are Copyright and Patent Overlapping or Mutually Exclusive in Protecting Software Innovations?
    Guest Post by Pamela Samuelson, Berkeley Law School.  Professor Samuelson’s newest article Functionality and Expression in Computer Programs: Refining the Tests for Software Copyright Infringement, is forthcoming in the…
  • May 25

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain
    Gene Quinn: SCOTUS Reverses Federal Circuit In TC Heartland Shawn Knight: Apple And Nokia Settle Intellectual Property Dispute Vera Ranieri: No Evidence That “Stronger” Patents Will Mean More Innovation Donald Zuhn: Biscotti v.…
  • May 25

    Chisum on IPR Initiation

    Chisum on IPR Initiation
    In an email distribution regarding their upcoming Chisum Patent Academy, Don Chisum and Janice Mueller opine on the upcoming Supreme Court case of SAS v. Lee. They write: The Court will address, at least indirectly, the PTO’s…
Rank this Week: 53

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • May 25

    Attribution and Citation on Twitter

    Attribution and Citation on Twitter
    Twitter is best known for its 140 character limit and rapid-fire tirades. However, it also has a rich and evolving approach to attribution. The post Attribution and Citation on Twitter appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • May 24

    3 Count: Wargaming

    3 Count: Wargaming
    Disney files motion to dismiss in Zootopia case, former Chinese student files lawsuit against his alma mater and World of Takes maker apologizes to YouTuber. The post 3 Count: Wargaming appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • May 23

    Review: A Fragile Trust

    Review: A Fragile Trust
    There’s not much left that can be said about the Jayson Blair scandal. The New York Times, the paper where Blair worked, spent more than 7,000 words on it in the immediate aftermath. Jayson Blair wrote a critically and…
Rank this Week: 54

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

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

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 55

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Sunday Book Review Roundup

    Sunday Book Review Roundup
    In time for the remainder of the long weekend is this week's round up of book reviews.The Times Literary Supplement carries a review of Alexandra Chasin's Assassin of Youth: A Kaleidoscopic History of Harry J. Anslinger’s War on…
  • May 26

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Via Notches: "Queering Immigration in the Age of Trump: A Roundtable on Boutilier v. INS," moderated by Marc Stein.We've previously noted the publication of Edward Balleisen's Fraud. Professor Balleisen has a related piece out this month…
  • May 26

    Baldy Center Fellowship to Hughett

    Baldy Center Fellowship to Hughett
    The Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy at SUNY-Buffalo has announced the next group of Fellows in Interdisciplinary Legal Studies.We are pleased to see that the Center has once again included a legal historian: Amanda Hughett. Here's an…
Rank this Week: 56

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse…

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse Notices

Features copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret cease and desist notices.

http://www.chillingeffects.org/
  • Sep 2

    Japanese Court Removal Request

    Japanese Court Removal Request
    International: Japanese Court Removal Request; <br> <i>From:</i> ( Japan) <i>To:</i> Twitter, Inc.
  • Sep 1

    This Website has no Pier

    This Website has no Pier
    Trademark: <br> <i>From:</i> York Condominium Corporation No. 382 <i>To:</i> <br><i>Date:</i> 2014-08-22
  • Aug 29

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google
    DMCA Notices: <br> <i>From:</i> VeronickaM/ MyFreeCams <i>To:</i> Google, Inc.<br><i>Date:</i>
Rank this Week: 57

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 58

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

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

    Oh No CBO

    Oh No CBO
    The world is coming to an end! According to CBO (cough, cough) by 2026, 23 million people will lose insurance as Obamacare is "dismantled". This is the headline reverberating through the MSM echo chamber.The reality is something very…
  • May 26

    Outside the bun insurance

    Outside the bun insurance
    So, got a call the other day from one of our (numerous) long-term P&C clients asking for some help with a life policy. I'd met with her a few years ago to review it, and now she had some additional questions.As requested, she brought with…
  • May 25

    Premier Health fires back

    Premier Health fires back
    Last we looked, local healthcare behemoth Premier health and health insurance biggie UHC had parted ways:"As of yesterday (April 30), folks with either individual or group medical plans from UHC are no longer able to receive services at…
Rank this Week: 59

Legal Blog Watch

Legal Blog Watch

Covers the legal community's daily buzz. From Law.com & Carolyn Elefant & Robert Ambrogi.

http://legalblogwatch.typepad.com/legal_blog_watch/
  • Jun 25

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge
    The legal blogosphere is taking note of an amusing new guide to legal writing, courtesy of Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Kopf and his entertaining blog, Hercules and the Umpire. (Hat tip: Lawyerist) Kopf, who joined the short…
  • Jun 19

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man
    The Pioneer Press (via ABA Journal) has the story of a Minnesota man who was sentenced to probation this week after pleading guilty to making a terroristic threat against a police officer -- a threat that took the unusual form of a tattoo of…
  • Jun 12

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has revived a lawsuit by an Oklahoma man who objects to the image of a Native American sculpture on the state's license plates because its message conflicts with his Christian beliefs. The…
Rank this Week: 60

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • May 27

    Beach Beat: Avocado hand and other summer food hazard

    Beach Beat: Avocado hand and other summer food hazard
    I figure you haven’t properly celebrated a summer holiday unless you consume some potato salad and baked beans, but an increasing number of people are making guacamole a summertime tradition, and according to some doctors the trend is a…
  • May 27

    Trump’s budget — Does FDA get a 9% increase or 31% cut?

    Trump’s budget — Does FDA get a 9% increase or 31% cut?
    Editor’s note: This was originally published May 26, 2017, on the website of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA. The alliance is committed to an ongoing, multi-year effort with two specific goals — to assure that the U.S.…
  • May 27

    23 tons of beef trimmings recalled for possible adulteration

    23 tons of beef trimmings recalled for possible adulteration
    Bryan, TX – based Readfield Meats, Inc., doing business as Ruffino Meats & Food Service, Saturday recalled  approximately 45,985 pounds of beef trimming products due to possible adulteration, according to the U.S. Department of…
Rank this Week: 61

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Feb 23

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law
    South Texas Law Review is hosting its 23rd Annual Symposium tomorrow, February 24, at the school's downtown campus. Information about this symposium is here. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Feb 22

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie
    The IDEA requires exhaustion of administrative remedies before bringing a due process complaint for the denial of a Free and Appropriate Education. But, what about a discrimination claim under the ADA or the Rehabilitation Act for the failure…
  • Feb 8

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State
    Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri, on Feb. 6, 2017, signed a Bill into law which makes Missouri the 28th right-to-work state. Under this new law, effective August 28, 2017, employers are barred from requiring employees to become, remain, or…
Rank this Week: 62

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/
  • May 28

    LinkedOut

    LinkedOut
    From the web page of the Colorado Presiding Disciplinary Judge The Presiding Disciplinary Judge granted a motion for entry of default and imposed reciprocal discipline, suspending Brendan James Magee (attorney registration number 37875) from…
  • May 27

    Government Lawyer Reprimanded For Rule 4.2 Violation

    Government Lawyer Reprimanded For Rule 4.2 Violation
    A reprimand from the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission The respondent and the Grievance Administrator filed a stipulation for a consent order of discipline, in accordance with MCR 9.115(F)(5), which was approved by the Attorney Grievance…
  • May 26

    From McLouth To Tonganoxie

    From McLouth To Tonganoxie
    A letter to two principals led to a published censure from the Kansas Supreme Court. The parties in a post-divorce proceeding wanted their children to attend different schools. The father had an order to send the children to school in...
Rank this Week: 63

DNT - O Direito e as novas…

DNT - O Direito e as novas tecnologias

Covers Brazilian IT law. In Portuguese. By Alexandre Atheniense.

http://www.dnt.adv.br
Rank this Week: 64

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

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

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • May 24

    Expert Witnesses in Divorce Case

    Expert Witnesses in Divorce Case
    What kind of work can a forensic accountant do in divorce cases? Tracy Coenen talks about the work of a CPA, including calculating income, evaluating financial disclosures, valuing assets, and completing a lifestyle analysis.
  • May 18

    MLM is Not Like Corporate America

    MLM is Not Like Corporate America
    One of the common statements made by people in favor of multi-level marketing is that it is just like corporate America. We call MLM a pyramid scheme, and corporate America is a pyramid too! That’s simply not true. While the SHAPE of…
  • May 16

    Using a Lifestyle Analysis in a Divorce Case

    Using a Lifestyle Analysis in a Divorce Case
    Once a forensic accountant completes a lifestyle analysis for a divorce case, how does the family lawyer use it? Attorney Miles Mason explains how he uses the lifestyle analysis to evaluate the lifestyle and the reasonable needs of a spouse.
Rank this Week: 65

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 66

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

Covers biotech and pharma patent law and news. By McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP.

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • May 28

    IPO Webinar on On-Sale Bar

    IPO Webinar on On-Sale Bar
    The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "On-Sale Bar After Helsinn: What is the Scope?" on June 1, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (ET). Prof. Dennis Crouch of the University of Missouri, Deborah…
  • May 28

    Webinar on Interplay between PTAB Trials and ITC Investigation

    Webinar on Interplay between PTAB Trials and ITC Investigation
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "ITC as a PTAB Antidote: Navigating Competing Administrative Trial Strategies & Pitfalls -- Threading the New Patent Monetization Needle" on June 15, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm…
  • May 28

    Webinar on Best Practices for Patent Claim Construction

    Webinar on Best Practices for Patent Claim Construction
    Dilworth IP will be offering a live webinar entitled "Laying Your Claim: Best Practices for Patent Claim Construction in a Post-Teva World" on June 14, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm (EDT). In this presentation, William Reid will summarize current…
Rank this Week: 67

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/
Rank this Week: 68

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • May 24

    Trade Language Battle

    Trade Language Battle
    This is from Inside US Trade: U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, at his first public appearance here during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation trade ministers meeting, said the U.S. defending its own market against unfair trade…
  • May 24

    Politics and Law of the Border Adjustment Tax

    Politics and Law of the Border Adjustment Tax
    You may have thought the much discussed U.S. border adjustment tax proposal was dead, as not much has been said about it recently, but the Washington Post reports on a Congressional hearing yesterday: Much of corporate America is in…
  • May 19

    A Turning of the Tide against ISDS?

    A Turning of the Tide against ISDS?
    The Court of Justice for the European Union fired a significant shot at investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) this week, and the result is likely to be much more than just a flesh wound. In deciding that the European Union did...
Rank this Week: 69

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    Fee award justified in case involving fraud on the PTO

    Fee award justified in case involving fraud on the PTO
    Amusement Art, LLC v. Life is Beautiful, LLC, 2017 WL 2259672, No. 2-14-cv-08290(C.D. Cal. May 23, 2017)Initial ruling discussed here.  Defendant LIB hosts the Life is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas, Nevada—an annual event that…
  • May 24

    high-tech look can't fool reasonable consumers about orthotic

    high-tech look can't fool reasonable consumers about orthotic
    Kommer v. Bayer Consumer Health, --- F.Supp.3d ----, 2017 WL 2231162, 16 Civ. 1560 (S.D.N.Y. May 18, 2017)Bayer sells Dr. Scholl’s foot care products, including the Dr. Scholl’s Custom Fit Orthotics Inserts. In many stores, they…
  • May 22

    Suing for false advertising as abuse of proce

    Suing for false advertising as abuse of proce
    Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc. v. Scranton Products, Inc., 2017 WL 2126320, No. 14-CV-00853 (M.D. Pa. May 16, 2017)In May 2014 SP sued Bobrick, alleging that it “carefully orchestrated a campaign to scare architects, product…
Rank this Week: 70

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Jul 31

    Updates Now on Legal Informatics Tumblr and Twitter

    Updates Now on Legal Informatics Tumblr and Twitter
    Updates on selected legal informatics developments are now being posted on Legal Informatics tumblr and on Twitter. In the Web interface to this blog, the Twitter updates are visible to the right under “Twitter updates”.Filed…
  • Jul 11

    Greenwood: Law Itself is the Killer Blockchain App

    Greenwood: Law Itself is the Killer Blockchain App
    Dazza Greenwood has posted Law Itself is the Killer Blockchain App. Excerpts: […] On a panel discussion about blockchains and the law at the Legal Hackers Congress in NYC this weekend, I’ll provide a sneak-peek at a new,…
  • Jul 10

    SubTech 2016: International Conference on Substantive Technology in Legal Education and Practice: Storify, links, and resource

    SubTech 2016: International Conference on Substantive Technology in Legal Education and Practice: Storify, links, and resource
    SubTech 2016: International Conference on Substantive Technology in Legal Education and Practice was held 7-9 July 2015 at University of Richmond School of Law in Richmond, Virginia, USA. The conference website is at:…
Rank this Week: 71

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/
  • May 26

    MIT Technology Review: Google Now Tracks Your Credit Card Purchases and Connects Them to Its Online Profile of You

    MIT Technology Review: Google Now Tracks Your Credit Card Purchases and Connects Them to Its Online Profile of You
    Here. This is for offline credit card purchases. Surveillance capitalism indeed. Excerpt: Google’s new ability to match people’s offline credit card purchases to their online lives is a stunning display of surveillance capitalism…
  • May 25

    My American Banker Op-ed: Would Wells scandal have come to light with a defanged CFPB?

    My American Banker Op-ed: Would Wells scandal have come to light with a defanged CFPB?
    Here. Excerpt: Wells Fargo’s opening of millions of phony accounts using the names of its customers was perhaps the most significant bank scandal to come to light since the financial crisis. But Hensarling’s Financial Choice Act,…
  • May 25

    Read one non-partisan analysis of Trump's budget

    Read one non-partisan analysis of Trump's budget
    The non-partisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget has released this analysis of Trump's budget. Listed below are the Committee's five key findings. The first three seek simply to state what the Trump Administration says is coming,…
Rank this Week: 72

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • May 23

    OPINIONS – May 23, 2017

    OPINIONS – May 23, 2017
    Richland v. DOR DA 16-0474 2017 MT 122 Civil – Injunction Cudd v. State DA 16-0506 2017 MT 121N Civil – Postconviction A. Potter v. State DA 16-0470 2017 MT 120N Civil – Postconviction
  • May 18

    CORRECTED OPINION – May 17, 2017

    CORRECTED OPINION – May 17, 2017
    State v. Eskew DA 14-0445 2017 MT 36 Criminal – Assault
  • May 17

    OPINIONS – May 16, 2017

    OPINIONS – May 16, 2017
    VanBuskirk v. Gehlen DA 16-0410 2017 MT 119N Civil – Injunction State v. J. Foster DA 16-0373 2017 MT 118 Criminal – DUI Mountain Water v. DOR DA 16-0469 2017 MT 117 Civil – Declaratory Judgment
Rank this Week: 73

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

Law and other thoughts by Lewis & Clark Law School Professor Jack Bogdanski.

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

    Pay a compliment, then apologize
    This country is cutting out its own soul in the name of correctness.
  • Apr 5

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 74

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/
  • May 27

    “Confronting Anti-Indianism in Skagit County”

    “Confronting Anti-Indianism in Skagit County”
    Here.
  • May 26

    Tenth Circuit Holds State Utility May Not Condemn Tribal Land

    Tenth Circuit Holds State Utility May Not Condemn Tribal Land
    Here is the opinion in Public Service Company of New Mexico v. Barboan: Opinion Public Servic Company of New Mexico v. Barboan Briefs here. Link to previous posts: Public Service Co. of New Mexico v. Approximately 15.49 Acres of Land ……
  • May 26

    Friday Job Announcement

    Friday Job Announcement
    Job vacancies are posted on Friday. Some announcements might still appear throughout the week. If you would like your Indian law job posted on Turtle Talk, please email indigenous@law.msu.edu. Central Council of the…
Rank this Week: 75

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • May 24

    The U.S. Supreme Court weighs in on Food Safety

    The U.S. Supreme Court weighs in on Food Safety
    I can hear a bit of silence in the board rooms of America. Monday the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeals of Austin “Jack” DeCoster and his son,... Continue Reading
  • May 21

    Botulism Update: 9 sick, 1 dead, cheese possible culprit

    Botulism Update: 9 sick, 1 dead, cheese possible culprit
    The outbreak of foodborne botulism originating from the Valley Oak Food and Fuel gas station in Walnut Grove has left 10 people hospitalized, the state Department of Health reported Friday,... Continue Reading
  • May 17

    Botulism Outbreak Expands in Sacramento

    Botulism Outbreak Expands in Sacramento
    Sacramento County health officials have confirmed nine cases of botulism in patients who ate at the Valley Oak Food and Fuel gas station with all nine patients still hospitalized. Health officials... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 76

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Oct 22

    Gonzoid Specimen # 1 from Duke Chanticleer 1975

    Gonzoid Specimen # 1 from Duke Chanticleer 1975
    Duke Chronicle piece 10/22/74 Duke Chanticleer piece August 1975 Original WAC/P? blog post 10/22/16 People don't want to accept that about themselves, that they're part of the general rot, and they react to that angrily, which is a very…
  • May 27

    Amarcord ("I remember")

    Amarcord (&quot;I remember&quot;)
    Below is a poster for the movie Amarcord, a comedy by Federico Fellini released in 1973. Through the eyes of a teenage boy named Titta, director Fellini looks back at his own childhood growing up in a village in 1930s...
  • May 25

    GenY

    GenY
    Millenials are the New Nadir in Human Garbage. Make The Irish look classy-smart-responsible. GenYs shouldn't have kids, jobs and especially pets....
Rank this Week: 77

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • May 23

    Criminalizing Pregnancy: Policing Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs in the United State

    Criminalizing Pregnancy: Policing Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs in the United State
    Amnesty International (May 23, 2107): Criminalizing Pregnancy: Policing Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs in the United States: Amnesty International has issued a new report that looks at the impact of pregnancy criminalization laws in the U.S.…
  • May 17

    Trump expansion of abortion 'gag rule' will restrict $8.8 billion in U.S. aid

    Trump expansion of abortion 'gag rule' will restrict $8.8 billion in U.S. aid
    Washington Post (May 15, 2017): Trump expansion of abortion 'gag rule' will restrict $8.8 billion in U.S. aid, by Ariana Eunjung Cha and Carol Morello: On Monday, President Trump's executive order blocking U.S. aid to groups that counsel or…
  • May 16

    Black Lives Matter is Bailing Out Women for Mothers's Day

    Black Lives Matter is Bailing Out Women for Mothers's Day
    Mother Jones (May 12, 2017): Black Lives Matter is Bailing Out Women for Mother's Day, by Brandon E. Patterson: Organized around Mother's Day, National Black Mamas Bail Out Day raised nearly $500,000 to bail out over 50 women around the...
Rank this Week: 78

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 79

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

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

    Taking Online Dispute Resolution To The Next Level

    Taking Online Dispute Resolution To The Next Level
    Yesterday I purchased a travel alarm clock through Amazon. This morning, the manufacturer emailed me with instructions for its use, including a very important point about switching the travel lock button off to activate the clock. The clock…
  • May 18

    Puerto Rico Bankruptcy: More on Audio

    Puerto Rico Bankruptcy: More on Audio
    As my last post mentioned, release of hearing audio recordings does not appear to be standard practice in the District of Puerto Rico district court. But that isn't for lack of authority within that court. Standing Order 8, adopted in...
  • May 15

    Midland Got It Right (Sort Of)

    Midland Got It Right (Sort Of)
    The Supreme Court got it right in Midland Funding LLC v. Johnson, which holds that it is not a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to file a proof of claim in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy based on...
Rank this Week: 80

Legal Pad

Legal Pad

Cal Law blog.

http://legalpad.typepad.com/my_weblog/
  • Aug 8

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet
    Justice Anthony Kennedy, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder will all be on hand this week for the American Bar Association's annual meeting in San Francisco—and so will The Recorder. Our…
  • Jul 12

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request
    [Cheryl Miller] In what appears to be a last-gasp effort to save Proposition 8, same-sex marriage opponents have asked the California Supreme Court to immediately ban county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. The Supreme…
  • May 13

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat
    [Vanessa Blum] The White House at long last is closing in on a pick to fill the Northern District judicial seat once held by U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Beth Labson Freeman is the...
Rank this Week: 81

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

Covers bankruptcy, chapter 7, chapter 13, credit reports, foreclosures, and asset protection.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • May 19

    Why I Prefer Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to Chapter 13 Debt Consolidation

    Why I Prefer Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to Chapter 13 Debt Consolidation
    Most folks considering bankruptcy will consider two options – Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Sometimes, you have the option of choosing either type of bankruptcy, whereas in other situations you would only be eligible to file either a…
  • Apr 14

    Can I Lower My Car Payment in Bankruptcy?

    Can I Lower My Car Payment in Bankruptcy?
    If you’re having trouble paying your monthly bills—especially that steep car loan— you might be wondering if filing for bankruptcy will lower your existing car payment. It depends on which type of bankruptcy you file, but…
  • Mar 28

    How Will Bankruptcy Affect My Credit?

    How Will Bankruptcy Affect My Credit?
    One of the major concerns people have when they consider filing for bankruptcy is the damage it will do to their credit. Understandably, they worry that their credit score will plummet and that it will be difficult to restore once…
Rank this Week: 82

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
Rank this Week: 83

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • May 28

    States Offer Sales Tax Holidays For 2017 As Early As This Weekend

    States Offer Sales Tax Holidays For 2017 As Early As This Weekend
    Sales tax holidays are back for 2017. In addition to school supplies, sales tax holidays may apply to hurricane preparedness and energy efficiency - some starting as early as this weekend.
  • May 26

    Congressman Proposes New Tax To Pay For Trump’s Border Wall

    Congressman Proposes New Tax To Pay For Trump’s Border Wall
    A proposal called the Border Wall Funding Act of 2017, with the alternative title, "To amend the Electronic Fund Transfer Act to impose a fee for remittance transfers to certain foreign countries, and for other purposes" was introduced on…
  • May 25

    15 Fun Facts About Wine & Tax On National Wine Day

    15 Fun Facts About Wine &amp; Tax On National Wine Day
    If you're craving a glass of Pinot today, you're in good company: it's National Wine Day. Here are 15 facts about wine and tax to help you celebrate with your pour:
Rank this Week: 84

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    "Emolument" in Blackstone's Commentarie

    &quot;Emolument&quot; in Blackstone's Commentarie
    The word “emolument” occurs sixteen times in William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England.  Here is a list of chapters in which the term appears:  Book I (Of the Rights of…
  • May 27

    Why Trump campaigned like a populist and governs like a sellout

    Why Trump campaigned like a populist and governs like a sellout
    Although Donald Trump campaigned as a populist during the 2016 campaign, he has not governed like one. Instead, in domestic policy he has taken positions that are largely consistent with a very conservative business-oriented Republican who…
  • May 27

    The Constitution and Judicial Credibility: The Fourth Circuit's Travel Ban Ruling

    The Constitution and Judicial Credibility: The Fourth Circuit's Travel Ban Ruling
    Roger Gregory, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, starts his recent ruling on President Trump's travel ban with these two questions: 1) is the Constitution (still) "a law for rulers and people equally in war…
Rank this Week: 85

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

Covers vehicle accidents, clergy abuse, personal injury and wrongful death. By Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys.

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • May 23

    Man Killed in Long Beach DUI Crash

    Man Killed in Long Beach DUI Crash
    A 31-year-old Seal Beach resident was killed in a Long Beach car accident, which officials say, involved a suspected drunk driver. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the victim was a passenger in a 2000 Toyota Avalon…
  • May 8

    Six Injured in South Los Angeles Car Accident

    Six Injured in South Los Angeles Car Accident
    Six people were injured, one seriously, in South Los Angles car accident early morning on May 4, 2017. According to a KTLA news report, the crash occurred in the 1800 block of East Vernon Avenue. Police said the collision possibly occurred…
  • May 8

    Teen Bicyclist Killed in Redondo Beach Bus Accident

    Teen Bicyclist Killed in Redondo Beach Bus Accident
    Ciara Smith, 13, of Redondo Beach was killed in a bicycle accident after the bike she was riding was struck by a bus on a busy roadway. According to a City News Service report, the incident occurred the evening of May 5, 2017 at the northwest…
Rank this Week: 86

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 87

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • May 28

    Response to Garnett, Sachs, and Green on Originalism's Intellectual History

    Response to Garnett, Sachs, and Green on Originalism's Intellectual History
    Richard Garnett and Stephen Sachs, even if only by Twitter, and a blog post by Chris Green at The Originalism Blog, responded to my post about the intellectual history of originalism (here, here, and here). A grad student could not...
  • May 28

    New Review of "The 'Colored Hero' of Harper's Ferry" in the Journal of the Early Republic

    New Review of &quot;The 'Colored Hero' of Harper's Ferry&quot; in the Journal of the Early Republic
    Here are the first and last paragraphs (citations omitted): John Brown's body may lie moldering in the grave, but the militant abolitionist and his October 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry are alive and well in modern scholarship. Recent works…
  • May 27

    Lambda Finalist Reading in Los Angele

    Lambda Finalist Reading in Los Angele
    Earlier this week, I had the honor of participating in a Lambda Literary Award finalist reading in Los Angeles. The Lambdas (or more colloquially, “The Lammys”) are considered the preeminent book awards for LGBT writers, and it was…
Rank this Week: 88

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Canadian Bar Association Child Rights Toolkit

    Canadian Bar Association Child Rights Toolkit
    The Canadian Bar Association has developed a Child Rights Toolkit "for professionals working in legal and administrative decision-making who want to better understand and implement a child rights based approach in practice and strengthen…
  • May 24

    Master List of Competencies for Information Professional

    Master List of Competencies for Information Professional
    The website Librarianship.ca has compiled a list of Competencies for Information Professionals developed by associations and other professional bodies.The list breaks down into the following categories:GeneralAcademic LibrarianshipArchivesArt…
  • May 23

    Recording Available for Webinar on New Open Access Repository LawArXiv

    Recording Available for Webinar on New Open Access Repository LawArXiv
    This is a follow-up to the Library Boy posting of April 18, 2017 called Legal Information Preservation Alliance Webinar on Open Access Law Repositories.It described a webinar about LaxArxiv, a new open access site for legal scholarship that…
Rank this Week: 89

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • May 25

    Fourth Circuit En Banc Upholds Injunction Against President's "Travel Ban"

    Fourth Circuit En Banc Upholds Injunction Against President's &quot;Travel Ban&quot;
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) v. Trump, heard by the en banc court without an intervening panel decision, the court affirmed in…
  • May 24

    Fourth Circuit Says Case Challenging NSA Upstream Surveillance Can Move Forward

    Fourth Circuit Says Case Challenging NSA Upstream Surveillance Can Move Forward
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Fourth Circuit ruled yesterday that a case challenging the NSA's upstream surveillance program can move forward. The ruling reverses a district court ruling that dismissed the case for lack of…
  • May 23

    DOJ Tightens Sanctuary Cities EO and Moves to Reconsider Court's Injunction

    DOJ Tightens Sanctuary Cities EO and Moves to Reconsider Court's Injunction
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School AG Jeff Sessions issued a memo yesterday tightening President Trumps "sanctuary cities" executive order. The government then asked Judge Orrick to reconsider his earlier preliminary…
Rank this Week: 90