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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/
Rank this Week: 46

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Delaware jury finds Motorola infringes claims of Intellectual Ventures' US Patent 7,120,462

    Delaware jury finds Motorola infringes claims of Intellectual Ventures' US Patent 7,120,462
    Motorola suffered a second loss to Intellectual Ventures when a Delaware jury found infringement of claimsof US Patent 7,120,462.The Register, in covering the verdict, noted:Intellectual Ventures, which was formed in 2000 by former Microsoft…
  • Apr 1

    Some intellectual property issues in collaborations between universities and industry

    Some intellectual property issues in collaborations between universities and industry
    A paper by J.T. Pronk, et al., in Nature Biotechnology titled How to set up collaborations between academia and industrial biotech companies [Nature Biotechnology 33, 237–240(2015) ] is of interest to IP issues in such…
  • Apr 1

    Self-plagiarism is totally acceptable?

    Self-plagiarism is totally acceptable?
    In the post Fighting Plagiarism In Scientific Papers , Tommaso Dorigo states:Self-plagiarism is totally acceptable in scientific papers in my opinion.Given that self-plagiarism is copying WITHOUT attribution, self-plagiarismamounts to…
Rank this Week: 47

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/
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/
  • Apr 1

    Ring the bell for property threshold adjustment

    Ring the bell for property threshold adjustment
    Sometimes, an unrung bell resonates the loudest.Such was the case last night when the Texas Senate Criminal Justice Committee heard state Sen. Konni Burton's SB 393, which would adjust for inflation the main theft categories delineating…
  • Apr 1

    Senate panel would decrimnalize truancy, depopulate Texas youth prison

    Senate panel would decrimnalize truancy, depopulate Texas youth prison
    Texas Senate Criminal Justice Committee Chairman John Whitmire last night passed a pair of bills out of committee - decriminalizing truancy and further downsizing of Texas youth prisons - which between them would significantly alter Texas'…
  • Mar 30

    DA called 'unstable,' prison guard raises, clearance rates, and other storie

    DA called 'unstable,' prison guard raises, clearance rates, and other storie
    No time this morning to adumbrate the issues in individual posts, but Grits readers may be interested in these items:Just three months into her tenure, Dallas DA Susan Hawk fired two top lieutenants, one of whom called her "unstable," and…
Rank this Week: 49

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Feb 20

    The Copyright Story of History’s Most Hated Book

    The Copyright Story of History’s Most Hated Book
    Mein Kampf is history's most infamous book but, as its copyright history winds to a close, we look back to see how the law handled this infamous work.
  • Feb 20

    3 Count: Three Strike

    3 Count: Three Strike
    Australian ISPs and content creators propose a new three strikes system, Playboy needs to answer questions in Ireland and ITC responds to critics.
  • Feb 19

    3 Count: Tumblr Dry

    3 Count: Tumblr Dry
    Tumblr now proactively blocking unlicensed music uploads, iiNet attacks expert witness and Game of Thrones trailer pulled from YouTube.
Rank this Week: 50

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Apr 1

    Interlocutory Appeal on Stay Decisions for CBM/PGR

    Interlocutory Appeal on Stay Decisions for CBM/PGR
    Intellectual Ventures v. JPMorgan (Fed. Cir. 2015) IV has asserted a set of computer security patents against JPMorgan, some of which are directly related to electronic transactions.  Within a month of the civil action filing,…
  • Mar 31

    Oral Arguments in Commil v. Cisco

    Oral Arguments in Commil v. Cisco
    by Dennis Crouch Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the pending patent dispute Commil v. Cisco, Case No. 13-896.  The Patent Act creates a cause of action for actively inducing infringement of a patent.  Here, the…
  • Mar 30

    Revision of PTAB Policie

    Revision of PTAB Policie
    USPTO Director Michelle Lee is in the process of making a series of changes to the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB).  In her comments, Director Lee begins with he wry humor: “In recent appearances … I…
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/
  • Apr 1

    Bolitho on Good Faith after Davi

    Bolitho on Good Faith after Davi
    Zachary Bolitho (Campbell University - Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law) has posted Specifically Authorized by Binding Precedent Does Not Mean Suggested by Persuasive Precedent: Applying the Good Faith Exception after Davis v. United…
  • Apr 1

    Breen & Mills on Juvenile Sentencing Discretion after Miller

    Breen & Mills on Juvenile Sentencing Discretion after Miller
    Jennifer Breen and John Mills (Cornell University - Law School and Saint Louis University School of Law) have posted Mandating Discretion: Juvenile Sentencing Schemes after Miller v. Alabama (American Criminal Law Review, Vol. 52, No. 2,…
  • Apr 1

    Berger on The Executioner's Dilemma

    Berger on The Executioner's Dilemma
    Eric Berger (University of Nebraska at Lincoln - College of Law) has posted The Executioners' Dilemmas (University of Richmond Law Review, Vol. 49, No. 3, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Despite several prominent recent botched…
Rank this Week: 52

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: 53

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    ADHD and Mortalit ... Hey look, a squirrel!

    ADHD and Mortalit ... Hey look, a squirrel!
    So, one of my favorite medbloggers, Dr Kevin Pho, has an interesting post up at his blog about ADHD and early death. Written by Dr Claudia Gold, it's about a recent study that purports to show that "diagnosis with ADHD doubles the risk of…
  • Mar 31

    Explosive Renter's Coverage?

    Explosive Renter's Coverage?
    Last week's terrible explosion claimed 2 lives (so far) and left scores homeless. Jeanne Salvatore, of the Insurance Information Institute, explains how renter's insurance helps in these circumstances:My Answers.com article has a more…
  • Mar 31

    Tuesday Potpourri

    Tuesday Potpourri
    Interesting items for your early week perusal.■ Item 1 - Not exactly a surprise:"[A] survey of 743 personnel executives by the Society of Human Resource Management ... Nearly 14% of firms have cut part-time hours for workers ... and…
Rank this Week: 54

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: 55

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Mar 31

    Research Bleg!

    Research Bleg!
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Does anyone out there in OJ-land know of a good book about the re-establishment of diplomatic relations? Ideally it would focus on the US (such as with Vietnam in 1995), but one discussing any…
  • Mar 31

    Israel’s “Defenders” Show Their True Colors Regarding Academic Freedom

    Israel’s “Defenders” Show Their True Colors Regarding Academic Freedom
    by Kevin Jon Heller From April 17-19, the University of Southampton is scheduled to host a conference entitled "International Law and the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Responsibility and Exceptionalism." As the title indicates, the conference…
  • Mar 31

    Symposium on Palestine and the ICC at Justice in Conflict

    Symposium on Palestine and the ICC at Justice in Conflict
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Just in time for the activation of Palestine’s membership in the ICC, Mark Kersten’s blog, Justice in Conflict, will be featuring posts by all of the people who participated in last…
Rank this Week: 56

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    New Issue: American Journal of International Law

    New Issue: American Journal of International Law
    The latest issue of the American Journal of International Law (Vol. 108, no. 4, October 2014) is out. Contents include:Janie A. Chuang, Exploitation Creep and the Unmaking of Human Trafficking Law Anthony D'Amato, Groundwork for…
  • Apr 1

    New Issue: Virginia Journal of International Law

    New Issue: Virginia Journal of International Law
    The latest issue of the Virginia Journal of International Law (Vol. 55, no. 1, Symposium 2014) is out. Contents include:Symposium: Crossing Borders: Rethinking International DevelopmentHassane Cissé, Crossing Borders in International…
  • Apr 1

    Call for Papers: 4th Law and Boundaries Conference

    Call for Papers: 4th Law and Boundaries Conference
    The Law and Boundaries group has issued a call for papers for the 4th Law and Boundaries Conference, which will be held June 17-18, 2015, at Sciences Po. The call for papers is here. The deadline for proposals is April 17.
Rank this Week: 57

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/
  • Apr 1

    Texas Tech: Criminal Law Symposium

    Texas Tech: Criminal Law Symposium
    Texas Tech Law Review is hosting its 2015 Criminal Law Symposium: The 4th Amendment in the 21st Century, on April 17, 2015. The keynote speaker is Orin Kerr (George Washington). The topics include: What is (should be) the scope and...
  • Mar 24

    South Texas: Bankruptcy Symposium

    South Texas: Bankruptcy Symposium
    South Texas Law Review's "Symposium: Bankruptcy Best Practices from the Bench and Bar," held in October 2013, is now in print: "A Survey of Sanctions in Bankruptcy Courts: The Fifth Circuit and Beyond (Robin Russell) "A…
  • Mar 19

    Weber, Accidentally on Purpose: Intent in Disability Discrimination Law

    Weber, Accidentally on Purpose: Intent in Disability Discrimination Law
    Professor Mark Weber has just posted an interesting article on SSRN which will appear in Boston College Law Review. The abstract provides as follows: American disability discrimination laws contain few intent requirements. Yet courts…
Rank this Week: 58

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Magna Carta: 800 Years After Runnymede

    Magna Carta: 800 Years After Runnymede
    The Magna Carta Marathon continues with this YouTube video posted by the University of Virginia Law School.   "UVA Law professor A. E. Dick Howard and William & Mary law professor Tom McSweeney discuss the impact of Magna Carta on…
  • Apr 1

    Robinette on Newly Discovered Prosser Letter

    Robinette on Newly Discovered Prosser Letter
    Christopher J. Robinette, Widener University School of Law, has posted The Prosser Letters: 1919-1948, which is forthcoming in volume 101 of the Iowa Law Review.William Prosser was one of the most accomplished and influential scholars of the…
  • Apr 1

    The National History Center's Video Library

    The National History Center's Video Library
    The National History Center has recently posted a pointer to its nicely indexed, web-based library of videos, mostly recordings of the Center's Congressional Briefings and meetings of the Washington History Seminar. Here's the list or…
Rank this Week: 59

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Apr 1

    FDA to Withdraw Approval for Arsenic-Based Drug Used in Poultry

    FDA to Withdraw Approval for Arsenic-Based Drug Used in Poultry
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Wednesday that it has received a letter of commitment from Zoetis Animal Health that, by this coming fall, the company will suspend the sale of Histostat (nitarsone) and formally…
  • Mar 31

    Foodborne Illness Knocks 250 Israeli Soldiers Out of Training Exercise

    Foodborne Illness Knocks 250 Israeli Soldiers Out of Training Exercise
    The Israel Defense Force (IDF) has launched an investigation into the cause of a food poisoning incident that occurred last Friday night in the Golan Heights, an area along the Syrian border which Israel has held since the 1967 war.…
  • Mar 31

    Canadian Union Says CFIA Budget Cuts Mean Fewer Meat Plant Inspection

    Canadian Union Says CFIA Budget Cuts Mean Fewer Meat Plant Inspection
    Canada’s food safety agency has cut back on inspections of certain meat plants and that threatens food safety, the national president of the inspectors union said on Tuesday. At a press conference in Edmonton, Bob Kingston, president of…
Rank this Week: 60

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/
  • Apr 1

    Lapses Lead To New Trial For One Of The Most Brutal Crimes In Connecticut History

    Lapses Lead To New Trial For One Of The Most Brutal Crimes In Connecticut History
    The Connecticut Supreme Court affirmed the Appellate Court's grant of a new trial to a defendant convicted of "one of the most brutal crimes" in state history for Brady and ineffective assistance violations The petitioner was…
  • Apr 1

    Flipped Out Judge Gets Reprimanded

    Flipped Out Judge Gets Reprimanded
    The Ohio Supreme Court has publicly reprimanded a judge for a drunk driving conviction On January 12, 2013, Marshall was involved in a one-car accident in which he struck an embankment and flipped his vehicle. He was later arrested and...
  • Apr 1

    Drugs On The Menu

    Drugs On The Menu
    A convicted attorney was disbarred by the New York Appellate Division for the Fourth Judicial department. Syracuse.com had some background from January 2015 A Liverpool lawyer and Realtor could plead guilty today to charges relating to a…
Rank this Week: 61

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/
  • Apr 1

    Meeting planned on sex offender in Fleming

    Meeting planned on sex offender in Fleming
    4-1-15 Colorado: The Logan County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday that it will hold a meeting Thursday, April 2, at 6 p.m. in the Fleming High School gymnasium about the release of a sexually violent predator being released into the…
  • Apr 1

    30 sex offenders could be left without a home in Pinellas County

    30 sex offenders could be left without a home in Pinellas County
    4-1-15 Florida: A tenant-landlord dispute may leave 30 convicted sex offenders without a place to live in Pinellas County. The Palace Mobile Home Park is home to 150 convicted sex offenders. "I had molested my 8-year-old son. I was…
  • Mar 31

    Madison to consider child sex offender residency ordinance

    Madison to consider child sex offender residency ordinance
    What an absolute waste, it is well known these laws protect no one. There only purpose is to make some official look good. 3-31-15 Wisconsin: Madison could prohibit child sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or community…
Rank this Week: 62

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Apr 1

    Lawmaker seeks ban on home-insurance “breed discrimination”

    Lawmaker seeks ban on home-insurance “breed discrimination”
    Home insurance companies often charge higher premiums to homeowners whose breeds of dog have a bad loss experience, and that practice is unfair and even “ridiculous,” thinks Connecticut lawmaker Brenda Kupchick (R-Fairfield). If…
  • Mar 31

    “No-knock” raids and the Founder

    “No-knock” raids and the Founder
    Radley Balko on the aftermath of a Cambridge, Md. “no-knock” police raid gone very wrong: “if the Fourth Amendment is due to the Founders’ offense at British soldiers forcibly entering homes in daylight hours after…
  • Mar 31

    Food roundup

    Food roundup
    If the law was symbolic, consumers were apparently unswayed by its symbolism: L.A. zoning ban on new freestanding fast-food restaurants had no effect on obesity [The Guardian, NPR, Baylen Linnekin, earlier] More on draft new federal dietary…
Rank this Week: 63

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: 64

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Mar 31

    Senju Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. v. Lupin Ltd. (Fed. Cir. 2015)

    Senju Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. v. Lupin Ltd. (Fed. Cir. 2015)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Earlier this month, the Federal Circuit affirmed a District Court judgment of obviousness in ANDA litigation under the Hatch Waxman Act having a long provenance of earlier litigation, in Senju Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. v.…
  • Mar 30

    USPTO Director Announces "Quick-Fix" and Anticipated Changes to PTAB Practice

    USPTO Director Announces &quot;Quick-Fix&quot; and Anticipated Changes to PTAB Practice
    By Grantland Drutchas and Andrew Williams -- On Friday, March 27, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Michelle Lee issued a statement on the PTO Blog indicating several "quick-fix" and proposed rule changes. The "quick-fix" rules…
  • Mar 29

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Purdue Pharma L.P. et al. v. Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc. 1:15-cv-11294; filed March 26, 2015 in the District Court of…
Rank this Week: 65

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: 66

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Mar 31

    Cecilia Malmstrom on ISDS in the TTIP: Part 2 (Exceptions)

    Cecilia Malmstrom on ISDS in the TTIP: Part 2 (Exceptions)
    Here's more from EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom: For all these reasons, I believe the question about putting investment in TTIP is not whether we should do it but how we can do it right. Can we design a new...
  • Mar 31

    Cecilia Malmstrom on ISDS in the TTIP: Part 1 (FET and State-State)

    Cecilia Malmstrom on ISDS in the TTIP: Part 1 (FET and State-State)
    This is from a recent speech by EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom: Let me start by stating what is perhaps obvious. The Commission's assessment is that we need to negotiate rules on investment protection and ISDS in TTIP. I know...
  • Mar 30

    The Peru - Agricultural Duties Appeal: Lots of International Law

    The Peru - Agricultural Duties Appeal: Lots of International Law
    For all you international law lovers out there, here are some excerpts from the notice of appeal in Peru - Agricultural Products, filed last week: I. The Panel Erred in Law by Failing to Find that Guatemala Acted Inconsistently with...
Rank this Week: 67

Structured Settlements 4Real

Structured Settlements 4Real

Provides structured settlement information, provocative commentary, news and opinion about structured settlements and settlement planning. By John Darer.

http://structuredsettlements.typepad.com/structured_settlements_4r/
  • Mar 31

    David Springer Found Liable by Maryland Federal Judge for Defamation and Trademark Infringement

    David Springer Found Liable by Maryland Federal Judge for Defamation and Trademark Infringement
    Mount Airy MD resident David Springer has been found liable by a judge in Maryland Federal Court for Trademark Infringement under the Lanham Act and for Common Law Defamation in a lawsuit brought by... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Mar 31

    Stone Street Capital Targets "Tea-Baggers", With Muppet?

    Stone Street Capital Targets &quot;Tea-Baggers&quot;, With Muppet?
    People who rush to sell their structured settlements could learn from Jim Henson's timeless frugality. Be more like Kermit and less like Miss Piggy. Preserve your safe and stable income and only... This is a content summary only. Please click…
  • Mar 30

    Best Interest Test and Judicial Responsibility to Structured Settlement Annuitant

    Best Interest Test and Judicial Responsibility to Structured Settlement Annuitant
    Judges reviewing petitions to transfer structured settlement payment rights must determine if the transfer is in the best interest of the annuitant and applicable dependents. While the system... This is a content summary only. Please click on…
Rank this Week: 68

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    ANA conference: Miss. AG Jim Hood

    ANA conference: Miss. AG Jim Hood
    Keynote Address, Jim Hood, Attorney General, State of Mississippi, President, National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Law enforcement has to be moving to the internet, where crime is going. Worked with ISPs on child porn/hash…
  • Apr 1

    ANA conference: survey

    ANA conference: survey
    What Do Consumers Think? Using Online Surveys To Demonstrate Implied Claims David G. Mallen, Co-Chair, Advertising Disputes, Loeb & Loeb LLP: NAD now forum of choice for many ad challenges, especially since the standard of proof is…
  • Apr 1

    ANA conference: keynote

    ANA conference: keynote
    2015 ANA ConferenceKeynote Address: Michael O’Rielly, Commissioner, FCCMissed most of this due to transit, but he thanked advertisers for defending their interests before the FCC and said they should be involved before an issue reaches…
Rank this Week: 69

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/
  • Apr 1

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    Last night’s deadline for a political agreement on Iran’s nuclear program came and went with no news of a deal. Talks, however, continue. The Hill reports that, according to a State Department spokeswoman, U.S. negotiators felt…
  • Apr 1

    Executive Order on Cyber Sanction

    Executive Order on Cyber Sanction
    President Obama has, today, issued an executive order entitled, “Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities.”  On first glance it looks like a strong step in the right…
  • Apr 1

    The Bergdahl Roadmap to Unilateral Presidential Closure of GTMO

    The Bergdahl Roadmap to Unilateral Presidential Closure of GTMO
    We have not paid enough attention to the significance of the administration’s legal argument in support of the Bergdahl trade for President Obama’s goal of closing GTMO.  The Article II logic in the administration’s…
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
  • Mar 1

    Pausing

    Pausing
    There will be a temporary halt to new posts at Legal Informatics Blog until summer 2015, so that I can finish my dissertation. Many thanks for reading, and we’ll see you in a few months.Filed under: Algorithm
  • Feb 25

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie
    Molly K. Land of the University of Connecticut has posted Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologies, forthcoming in The Future of Human Rights Fact-Finding (Philip Alston…
  • Feb 25

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: Results, storify, links, and resource

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: Results, storify, links, and resource
    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin was held February 21-22, 2015 in Austin, Texas, USA. The event was organized by the Internet Bar Organization. Video describing the results and winners of the event is available 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/
  • Apr 1

    Another federal court rejects the usual food law defense

    Another federal court rejects the usual food law defense
    by Steve Gardner On March 31, another federal court rejected another a motion to dismiss another “natural” claims lawsuit. Download here: Langan v J&J. The first paragraph of the opinion does at least as good a job as I…
  • Apr 1

    First comprehensive state occupational safety/health standard database

    First comprehensive state occupational safety/health standard database
    A new public safety tool is now available: an online database of state worker health and safety requirements in the 25 states with a federally-approved occupational safety and health enforcement agency. The database was created by Public…
  • Mar 31

    Settlement in currency trading case

    Settlement in currency trading case
    As the New York Times reported earlier this month, The Bank of New York Mellon will pay $714 million to settle accusations that it cheated government pension funds and other investors for more than a decade, federal and state authorities...
Rank this Week: 72

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
  • Mar 30

    Expert Testimony for Non-Accountant

    Expert Testimony for Non-Accountant
    Testifying is the pinnacle of an expert witness’s work in a case. It may well be the most important part of the expert’s work, as the assistance of a competent financial expert is the key to cases involving economic damages and…
  • Mar 28

    The Devil is in the Details: Lost Profit Calculation

    The Devil is in the Details: Lost Profit Calculation
    Lost profits are a typical element of damage claims in legal actions. They seem fairly straightforward, yet opposing experts can come up with vastly different numbers. Often, the calculations are in fact not straightforward, and the process…
  • Mar 24

    Avoiding Business Opportunity Scams and MLM Scheme

    Avoiding Business Opportunity Scams and MLM Scheme
    Tracy Coenen on CNBC, talking about business opportunity scams and multi-level marketing (MLM) schemes. Consumers beware!
Rank this Week: 73

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

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

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 74

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/
  • Mar 30

    Happy 70th birthday, Eric Patrick 'God' Clapton.

    Happy 70th birthday, Eric Patrick 'God' Clapton.
    Happy 70th Birthday Eric Patrick "God" Clapton (b. March 30 1945). I first heard you on Yardbirds tracks I started collecting at 13 but 2 weeks after my 15th birthday on March 10, 1968 you played a live version of...
  • Mar 27

    In praise of structure: For lawyers and other underachievers.

    In praise of structure: For lawyers and other underachievers.
    Above: E practicing Structure. This 2006 post is from our famous Evergreen Collection. We haven't seen a need to revise it much. Do we lawyers know how to get things done, done right and done on time? Do we...
  • Mar 27

    Religion as mental illness at best.

    Religion as mental illness at best.
    "In the course of history," Adouous Huxley famously wrote in the Saturday Evening Post on October 18, 1958, "many more people have died for their drink and their dope than have died for their religion or their country."…
Rank this Week: 75

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: 76

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/
  • Mar 30

    Ukraine's Russian Problem, Part 2

    Ukraine's Russian Problem, Part 2
    Ukraine is telling investors it must trim external debt by $15.3 billion. Its bonds have CACs but no aggregation, and a 50% vote is needed to bind holdouts. (Modification requires a quorum of at least 2/3 in aggregate principal amount;...
  • Mar 28

    Foreclosure Crisis Update

    Foreclosure Crisis Update
    Is the foreclosure crisis over? Yes and no. Since 2007, about six million homes have been sold at foreclosure sales (Foreclosures Public Data Summary Jan 2015). Today, about one million homes are still somewhere in the foreclosure process.…
  • Mar 27

    Clickwrap Contracts and the Federal Government

    Clickwrap Contracts and the Federal Government
    The government is a major player in the marketplace as a buyer of goods and services, but legal scholars seldom pay attention to the law governing federal acquisitions. As it turns out this nearly completely ignored branch of contract law...
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/
  • Mar 25

    Ohio House Passes Ban on Abortions as Early as Six Week

    Ohio House Passes Ban on Abortions as Early as Six Week
    The Blade: Ohio House votes across party lines for 'heartbeat' abortion bill, by Jim Provance: The Ohio House today for the second time voted across party lines for a bill that would all but ban an abortion as soon as...
  • Mar 25

    Kansas Legislature Passes Ban on Common Second-Trimester Abortion Procedure

    Kansas Legislature Passes Ban on Common Second-Trimester Abortion Procedure
    The Wichita Eagle: Kansas lawmakers pass nation’s first ban on abortion procedure, by Brad Cooper: The Kansas Legislature on Wednesday became the first in the country to pass a ban on a procedure often used in the second trimester of...
  • Mar 23

    New Abortion Language in Medicare Bill Seems to Satisfy House Democrat

    New Abortion Language in Medicare Bill Seems to Satisfy House Democrat
    The Washington Post/AP: House Dems say new abortion language helps Medicare doc deal, by Alan Fram: Language has been added to an emerging bipartisan deal on Medicare clarifying that the agreement’s abortion restrictions on community health…
Rank this Week: 78

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Apr 1

    Congress Considers A Tax On Email (April Fool’s Day Edition)

    Congress Considers A Tax On Email (April Fool’s Day Edition)
    With the deficit refusing to shrink on its own, Congress is taking measures into its own hands - by considering a proposal to tax email (don't worry: emails with pictures of kittens are totally exempt).
  • Mar 31

    Taxes From A To Z (2015): S Is For Scam

    Taxes From A To Z (2015): S Is For Scam
    Taxes From A To Z (2015): S Is For Scam
  • Mar 31

    Don’t Be That Client: 8 Clients That Drive Tax Pros Crazy

    Don’t Be That Client: 8 Clients That Drive Tax Pros Crazy
    Looking for a good tax professional? Then be a good tax client. I asked tax professionals to offer up client behaviors that drive them the most crazy during tax season. Here are their responses. Don't be that client.
Rank this Week: 79

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
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

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 31

    Clearing Up the Court’s Confusion About License Plate

    Clearing Up the Court’s Confusion About License Plate
    Corey Brettschneider & Nelson TebbeLast week, the Court heard arguments in Walker v. Sons of Confederate Veterans, the Texas license plate case. Neither side’s lawyer could offer a coherent theory of the case, and the Justices…
  • Mar 31

    Excluding Religion from Government Support

    Excluding Religion from Government Support
    Nelson TebbeCan a government deny support for a specific exercise of religion? Yesterday, the Supreme Court declined to review Bronx Household of Faith, an important decision from the Second Circuit that allowed one such denial of support.…
  • Mar 30

    Incentives and Competition in Innovation Markets: A Study of the FAA UAS Test Sites Competition

    Incentives and Competition in Innovation Markets: A Study of the FAA UAS Test Sites Competition
    Robert HeverlyFor the Innovation Law Beyond IP 2 conference, March 28-29 at Yale Law SchoolThe (commercial) drones are coming. Amazon wants to deliver packages with them, as does Google, and utilities want to monitor…
Rank this Week: 82

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: 83

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 84

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Mar 30

    Court Declines to Hear IPAB, "Death Panel" Case

    Court Declines to Hear IPAB, &quot;Death Panel&quot; Case
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court today declined to review Coons v. Lew, the Ninth Circuit case holding that the plaintiffs' challenge to the ACA's Independent Payment Advisory Board was not ripe and rejecting the…
  • Mar 30

    Supreme Court Denies Certiorari to School's Ban on American Flag Clothing for Cinco de Mayo

    Supreme Court Denies Certiorari to School's Ban on American Flag Clothing for Cinco de Mayo
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a summary order today, the United States Supreme Court listed among the cases denied certiorari the controversial "Cinco de Mayo" case, Dariano v. Morgan…
  • Mar 29

    Habeas, Death Penalty Argument Preview

    Habeas, Death Penalty Argument Preview
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments tomorrow in Brumfield v. Cain, the case testing how state courts must consider evidence of mental retardation in death penalty sentencing proceedings.…
Rank this Week: 85

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
  • Apr 1

    The Coming Power Struggles Over the "Internet of Things"

    The Coming Power Struggles Over the "Internet of Things"
    When I stick a movie into my DVD player and try to fast-forward through some of the annoying preliminaries that are at the front of the disc, I get an error message: This operation prohibited by this disc This is just an annoyance, but it is…
  • Apr 1

    Over 100 People Were Killed by Police in March. Have Police Gotten the Post-Ferguson Memo Yet?

    Over 100 People Were Killed by Police in March. Have Police Gotten the Post-Ferguson Memo Yet?
    Here’s a statistic for you: It's been 31 days since the release of the White House Task Force on 21st Century Policing report, but the number of fatal police encounters is already over 100 and counting. That’s an average of…
  • Apr 1

    Calling All Bookworms: What Do YOU Have to Hide?

    Calling All Bookworms: What Do YOU Have to Hide?
    There’s something really liberating about having some corner of your life that’s yours, that no one gets to see except you. It’s a little like nudity or taking a dump. Everyone gets naked every once in a while. Everyone has…
Rank this Week: 86

Election Law

Election Law

Covers election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiatives, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process. By Rick Hasen.

http://electionlawblog.org/
Rank this Week: 87

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/
  • Apr 1

    Regulation A+: facilitating small company access to capital

    Regulation A+: facilitating small company access to capital
    On March 25, 2015, the SEC Commissioners unanimously adopted final rules amending Regulation A, effective in 60 days, extending an existing exemptions for smaller issues as required under Title IV of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS)…
  • Mar 31

    More Beliefs: Director Primacy and Public and Private Companie

    More Beliefs: Director Primacy and Public and Private Companie
    Yesterday, Prof. Bainbridge annotated my "creed" on corporate governance, and I appreciated his take. In fact, many of his chosen sources would have been mine. In a later footnote, he noted that he was not sure what I meant by...
  • Mar 30

    The "Daily Fantasy Sports" Marketplace Is Booming, But Is It Legal?

    The "Daily Fantasy Sports" Marketplace Is Booming, But Is It Legal?
    Over the past few weeks I have posted extensively on how gambling laws treat commercial NCAA Tournament pools. However, March Madness pools are not the only form of online sports gaming proliferating on the Internet. Indeed, play-for-cash…
Rank this Week: 88

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/
  • Mar 31

    Law School Major Donation New

    Law School Major Donation New
    In the last week or so, two law schools have announced very big gifts. Indiana University - Bloomington (the Maurer School of Law) received $20 million from alum Lowell Baier. Meanwhile, Villanova Law snared $5 million from John Scarpa.
  • Mar 30

    Present and Future of Civil Rights Movements, CFP

    Present and Future of Civil Rights Movements, CFP
    The organizers of a conference on the "Present and Future of Civil Rights Movements" to be held at Duke Law, November 20-21, 2015, have sent along the following call for papers: The Center on Law, Race and Politics at the...
  • Mar 27

    UNC Law Announces Dean Finalist

    UNC Law Announces Dean Finalist
    And it's a pretty long list! They are: Daniel Crane (Michigan), Martin Brinkley (Smith, Anderson), Robert Ahdieh (Emory), Michelle Anderson (CUNY), and Sam Bagenstos (Michigan). Very impressive!
Rank this Week: 89

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Apr 1

    California governor orders mandatory water restrictions amid drought | Fox New

    California governor orders mandatory water restrictions amid drought | Fox New
    ECHO LAKE, Calif. – California Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered state officials to impose mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as the state grapples with a serious drought. via www.foxnews.com Dear oh dear.
  • Apr 1

    How RFRA Works, Explained In One Chart

    How RFRA Works, Explained In One Chart
    Despite the deliberate misinformation being spread by Leftist activists and their friends in the media, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA, is not a complicated law. It is not difficult to understand. It is not a blanket license…
  • Apr 1

    Getty grandson had restraining order against ex before death - NY Daily New

    Getty grandson had restraining order against ex before death - NY Daily New
    The grandson of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty, who was found dead and bleeding from his rectum in his L.A. home, claimed in court papers that Lanessa Grace DeJonge — the ex-girlfriend who reportedly found him dead — was using...
Rank this Week: 90