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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/
  • Sep 28

    Former Execs From Wellcare Move to 11th Circuit

    Former Execs From Wellcare Move to 11th Circuit
    Former Wellcare executives, who were convicted, have filed their briefs in the 11th Circuit and a stron amici brief is accompanying them. One of the key issues comes from an 11th Circuit case United States v. Whiteside, where the court...
  • Sep 26

    Departure of Eric Holder - From a White Collar Crime Perspective

    Departure of Eric Holder - From a White Collar Crime Perspective
    Yesterday's announcement that Attorney General Eric Holder will be stepping down from his position makes one think back about all that he accomplished while in office. Many have been critical of his handling of white collar cases, but few…
  • Sep 18

    Appellate Court Reverses Conviction Based on Last-Minute Prosecutorial Provision of Brady Material "Buried" in Mass of Discovery

    Appellate Court Reverses Conviction Based on Last-Minute Prosecutorial Provision of Brady Material "Buried" in Mass of Discovery
    Two of the many issues relating to prosecutorial disclosure of Brady material are the timing of the disclosure and the identification of the material as exculpatory. Many, perhaps most, prosecutors believe that they have satisfied their…
Rank this Week: 46

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/
  • Sep 19

    Enterprise Cities, Competition, and Economic Growth

    Enterprise Cities, Competition, and Economic Growth
    Shanker Singham of the Babson Global Institute (formerly a leading international trade lawyer and author of the most comprehensive one-volume work on the interplay between competition and international trade policy) has published a short…
  • Sep 18

    Tesla Wins Big in Massachusett

    Tesla Wins Big in Massachusett
    On September 15, Tesla won a big victory in Massachusetts. As we have previously chronicled at length on TOTM ( see, e.g., here, here, here, here, here and here), the car dealers are waging a state-by-state ground war to prevent…
  • Sep 17

    Why a Common Law Approach to Defining “Unfair Methods of Competition” Won’t Work

    Why a Common Law Approach to Defining “Unfair Methods of Competition” Won’t Work
    Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act proclaims that “[u]nfair methods of competition . . . are hereby declared unlawful.” The FTC has exclusive authority to enforce that provision and uses it to prosecute Sherman Act…
Rank this Week: 47

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 28

    "The Good Wife" on September 28, 2014

    "The Good Wife" on September 28, 2014
    One of the story lines was an asserted anti-competition agreement between the Chum Hum client and some competitors.Keep salaries low and don't hire competitors' employees.
  • Sep 28

    CBS Sunday Morning on Sept. 28, 2014

    CBS Sunday Morning on Sept. 28, 2014
    The cover story was on Sunday night tv, done by Tracy Smith. Second, on Fleetwood Mac. Third, Lee Cowan on drag racing and Dan Force. Fourth, Bill Geist on "look who's talking," on a ventriloquist convention. Michelle Miller, David…
  • Sep 27

    Proterro and Bunge do deal on biofuel

    Proterro and Bunge do deal on biofuel
    From a press release in BusinessWire about a deal between (Proterro (of New Jersey) and Bunge (of Brazil): Under a joint development agreement, a pilot plant is being commissioned at Bunge’s Moema Fazenda sugarcane mill, where two of…
Rank this Week: 48

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Sep 29

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Special Eps 2 – No Mana

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Special Eps 2 – No Mana
    Marvel and Jack Kirby settle copyright termination case, SiriusXM loses key battle over pre-1972 sound recordings and Kim Dotcom loses big in elections.
  • Sep 29

    3 Count: Going Gaga

    3 Count: Going Gaga
    Universal seeks summary judgment against Grooveshark, Lady Gaga goes after songerwriter who sued her and parody comes to the UK and EU.
  • Sep 26

    3 Count: Super Settlement

    3 Count: Super Settlement
    Marvel and Jack Kirby estate settle their copyright termination case, Lionsgate hopes to track down Expendables leaker and Google/News Corp trade barbs.
Rank this Week: 49

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/
  • Sep 26

    Secure Communities program not making communities safer

    Secure Communities program not making communities safer
    One of the first comprehensive statistical analyses of the federal Secure Communities program - which engages local jailers as immigration agents to deport immigrants accused of crimes - found that the program "led to no meaningful reductions…
  • Sep 26

    FBI director disingenuous or ignorant to criticize smartphone encryption

    FBI director disingenuous or ignorant to criticize smartphone encryption
    FBI chief James Comey criticized Apple and Google this week for new encryption added to their latest smartphone product offerings, declaring “he could not understand why companies would 'market something expressly to allow people to…
  • Sep 25

    Dem donor dumps big bucks in Bexar DA's race

    Dem donor dumps big bucks in Bexar DA's race
    The Bexar County DA's race may turn out to be as interesting as the ones in Dallas and Houston. A wealthy trial lawyer from Corpus Christi will give up to $600,000 to Nico LaHood, the Democratic challenger to Susan Reed for Bexar County…
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
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/
  • Sep 29

    Mayeux on Lessons from History for the Future of the Right to Counsel

    Mayeux on Lessons from History for the Future of the Right to Counsel
    Sara Mayeux has posted Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Before Powell v. Alabama: Lessons from History for the Future of the Right to Counsel (Iowa Law Review, Vol. 99, p. 2161, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The doctrinal…
  • Sep 29

    Gilchrist on Trial Bargaining

    Gilchrist on Trial Bargaining
    Gregory M. Gilchrist (University of Toledo College of Law) has posted Trial Bargaining on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Jury trials are rare. Almost all criminal cases are resolved by guilty plea, and almost all guilty pleas are secured by...
  • Sep 29

    "Eric Holder’s Mixed Legacy on White-Collar Crime"

    "Eric Holder’s Mixed Legacy on White-Collar Crime"
    From The New York Times: But the focus on misconduct by companies never resulted in any significant prosecutions of individual executives. The Justice Department passed on pursuing charges against officials at the American International…
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

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: 54

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Sep 29

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, September 29, 2014

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, September 29, 2014
    by An Hertogen by An Hertogen Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa The IMF has extended its zero-interest loans to Ghana, Sierra Leone and Liberia to provide support in…
  • Sep 29

    The Invention of the Khorasan Group and Non-Imminent Imminence

    The Invention of the Khorasan Group and Non-Imminent Imminence
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller I will be back blogging regularly soon, but I want to call readers’ attention to a phenomenal new article at the Intercept by Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain about how the US government has…
  • Sep 28

    Guest Post: ‘New Battlefields, Old Laws’ – Debate on the Future of the 2001 AUMF

    Guest Post: ‘New Battlefields, Old Laws’ – Debate on the Future of the 2001 AUMF
    by Myriam Feinberg by Myriam Feinberg [Myriam Feinberg is a Post-Doctoral Fellow of the GlobalTrust Project, Tel Aviv University (as of October 1, 2014)] As part of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism’s 14th Annual…
Rank this Week: 55

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Stupid Carrier Tricks, Beginner Level version

    Stupid Carrier Tricks, Beginner Level version
    Really, Mass Mutual?In its efforts to "reach out" the the non-insurance community, MM seems to have shot itself in the foot here.How, you ask?Insurance 101-level stupidity. On Facebook, no less.Here's the problem:"Rebating: Returning a…
  • Sep 29

    Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

    Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
    Recently, a friend of mine went in for her routine mammogram. What happened next wasn't so routine: they saw a shadow. A few tests later, and she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Thankfully, it was caught in the very early stages, and after…
  • Sep 26

    Cavalcade of Risk #218: Call for submission

    Cavalcade of Risk #218: Call for submission
    David Williams hosts next week's edition. Entries are due by Monday (the 29th).To submit your risk-related post, just click here to email it.You'll need to provide:■ Your post's url and title■ Your blog's url and name■ …
Rank this Week: 56

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/
  • Sep 26

    What Do Education Lawyers Do?

    What Do Education Lawyers Do?
    The National School Board's Association has a web page dedicated to careers in Education Law which readers may find of interest, here. They describe what school board lawyers do in part, as follows: Advisers Guiding School Boards on Legal…
  • Sep 26

    Symposium: New York Times v. Sullivan

    Symposium: New York Times v. Sullivan
    Ronald K. L. Collins (Washington) has posted information about the symposium, "New York Times v. Sullivan At 50: Celebrating A Free Speech Landmark," hosted by the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communications, at…
  • Sep 26

    School Law Job

    School Law Job
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Rank this Week: 57

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Sep 29

    Former KBI Official Disbarred

    Former KBI Official Disbarred
    The Kansas Supreme Court recently disbarred an attorney convicted of sexual expliotation of a child. Tokepa Capital-Journal has the details here Kyle G. Smith, a former administrator with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, was charged…
  • Sep 29

    Eleven Minute

    Eleven Minute
    An attorney retained in a domestic relations matter violated ethics rules by filing a motion to withdraw from representation eleven minutes before a scheduled hearing regarding change of custody. An Arkansas Committe on Professional Conduct…
  • Sep 29

    "Wonders Of Indiana"

    &quot;Wonders Of Indiana&quot;
    The Michigan Attorny Discipline Board rejected a hearing panel's conclusion that an attorney failed to report misconduct but otherwise affirmed findings of misconduct and a 90-day suspension in a matter involving vexatious and frivolous…
Rank this Week: 58

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    New Volume: Yearbook of Private International Law

    New Volume: Yearbook of Private International Law
    The latest volume of the Yearbook of Private International Law (Vol. 15, 2013/2014) is out. Contents include:DoctrinePaul Lagarde, The Movement of Civil-Status Records in Europe, and the European Commission’s Proposal of 24 April 2013…
  • Sep 29

    New Issue: Review of International Political Economy

    New Issue: Review of International Political Economy
    The latest issue of the Review of International Political Economy (Vol. 21, no. 5, 2014) is out. Contents include:RIPE Focus on the International Currency SystemJonathan Kirshner, Same as it ever was? Continuity and change in the…
  • Sep 29

    ESIL Interest Group on the History of International Law

    ESIL Interest Group on the History of International Law
    At the European Society of International Law tenth anniversary conference earlier this month, the Society announced the creation of a new interest group on the history of international law. The interest group's website is here. Those…
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/
  • Sep 28

    Hepatitis A Sickens 3 in Alabama

    Hepatitis A Sickens 3 in Alabama
    At least three people in Clarke County, AL, have fallen ill with Hepatitis A, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. The health department is investigating how the patients might been sickened. Two of the individuals reportedly…
  • Sep 28

    Online Channel Examines the Intersection of Tradition and Food Safety

    Online Channel Examines the Intersection of Tradition and Food Safety
    The global youth media company Vice has launched a new documentary series about how politics and policy affect what we eat. “The Politics of Food” is available through Vice’s online food channel, Munchies, and the first…
  • Sep 28

    FDA Warning Letters: One Dairy, Two Seafood Processor

    FDA Warning Letters: One Dairy, Two Seafood Processor
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warnings to one dairy and a seafood processor in its latest round of posted warning letters. Superior Cattle Feeders of Calipatria, CA, was cited for illegal drug residues in a steer…
Rank this Week: 60

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Areen on the Reformation Roots of American Marriage and Divorce Law

    Areen on the Reformation Roots of American Marriage and Divorce Law
    Judith Areen, formerly dean of the Georgetown University Law Center, from which she is now on leave, serving as Executive Director of the Association of American Law Schools, has posted Uncovering the Reformation Roots of American Marriage…
  • Sep 29

    Call for Applications: Law and Social Science Dissertation Fellowship & Mentoring Program

    Call for Applications: Law and Social Science Dissertation Fellowship &amp; Mentoring Program
    Attention graduate students: From the Law & Society Association and the American Bar Foundation, we have a call for applications for the Law and Social Science Dissertation Fellowship & Mentoring Program:PurposeThe Law and Society…
  • Sep 28

    BU's Clark Legal History Serie

    BU's Clark Legal History Serie
    [It is always an honor for me to post the schedule for the Elizabeth Battelle Clark Legal History Series at the Boston University School of Law, as I also revere the memory of Betsy Clark, who was my senior in Princeton’s graduate…
Rank this Week: 61

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: 62

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Sep 29

    Interesting New Publication by the WTO: The History and Future of the World Trade Organization

    Interesting New Publication by the WTO: The History and Future of the World Trade Organization
    For those of you who may have missed this interesting free new publication by the WTO, I point out " The History and Future of the World Trade Organization" by Craig VanGrasstek. It can be downloaded HERE for free as...
  • Sep 29

    Cecilia Malmstrom on ISDS

    Cecilia Malmstrom on ISDS
    I've been watching the confirmation hearing for Cecilia Malmström as the next EU trade commissioner. It was really very interesting. Much more detailed questions and answers than we usually see in U.S. congressional hearings. She…
  • Sep 28

    Do We Need More Appellate Body Members?

    Do We Need More Appellate Body Members?
    From WTO DG Roberto Azevedo: Some years ago there was a proposal to increase the number of AB members. Under the current situation the 7 member AB can handle around 10-12 appeals at most per year. That’s stretching the envelope....
Rank this Week: 63

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Sep 28

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Cadence Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al. v. InnoPharma Licensing LLC et al. 1:14-cv-01225; filed September 24, 2014 in the…
  • Sep 28

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference &amp; CLE Calendar
    September 30, 2014 - 2014 Intellectual Property Continuing Legal Education Seminar (DuPont and Widener University School of Law) - Wilmington, DE September 30, 2014 - First Inventor to File America Invents Act Roadshow (U.S. Patent and…
  • Sep 25

    Federal Circuit Argument in Myriad Appeal Scheduled

    Federal Circuit Argument in Myriad Appeal Scheduled
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Federal Circuit has scheduled oral argument in Myriad Genetics' appeal of denial earlier this year by the Utah District Court of its motion for preliminary injunction against Ambry Genetics (see "Utah Judge Denies…
Rank this Week: 64

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/
  • Sep 29

    Easton settles Boobies costs for $385,000

    Easton settles Boobies costs for $385,000
    9-29-2014 Pennsylvania: Easton Area School District has agreed to pay $385,000 to attorneys who successfully challenged the district's policy banning breast cancer awareness bracelets with the slogan "I ♥ Boobies!" The…
  • Sep 29

    Gov Jerry Brown signs 7 bills beefing up California's human trafficking law

    Gov Jerry Brown signs 7 bills beefing up California's human trafficking law
    9-29-2014 California: Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed into law seven new bills intended to thwart human trafficking. The bills were mostly uncontroversial and had bipartisan support; they primarily involved enhancements and upgrades to…
  • Sep 29

    Wisconsin proposal would severely limit where sex offenders can live

    Wisconsin proposal would severely limit where sex offenders can live
    9-29-2014 Wisconsin: Would require incoming sex offenders to live at least 2,500 feet, or about half a mile, from facilities for children ELKHORN, Wis. — An ordinance being considered by the Elkhorn City Council would restrict incoming…
Rank this Week: 65

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Sep 29

    Spotting their adversarie

    Spotting their adversarie
    Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz on the significance of the IRS having targeted for unfavorable scrutiny “organizations involved in….educating on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.” [Volokh Conspiracy] “Presidents have…
  • Sep 29

    As always, reducing liberty is the answer

    As always, reducing liberty is the answer
    A Connecticut state commission charged with coming up with policy recommendations after the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre is considering a draft proposal that would slap new regulations on homeschooling families. “Parents who…
  • Sep 28

    CPSC votes 4-0 to ban tiny magnet

    CPSC votes 4-0 to ban tiny magnet
    Zen Magnets, the last producer left standing after the agency vanquished BuckyBalls and its maker, says it will fight in court. [Denver Business Journal, Nancy Nord; picture credit, Zen Magnets Facebook page] Tweet Tags: Buckyballs, CPSC CPSC…
Rank this Week: 66

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/
  • Sep 29

    Settlement Purchaser used Fake Fiverr Testimonial to Mislead Consumer

    Settlement Purchaser used Fake Fiverr Testimonial to Mislead Consumer
    A settlement purchaser who will remain nameless (for now) purchased a testimonial off Fiverr.com and presented a fake testimonial as a real customer who had sold their structured settlement to the... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Sep 29

    Avoid Headaches! Mediation Agreement Should Address Structured Settlement

    Avoid Headaches! Mediation Agreement Should Address Structured Settlement
    If your case settles at mediation and there is a wisp of thought of the possibility of a structured settlement, be sure to document the possibility in the mediation agreement.. A lack of attention to... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Sep 28

    The Annuity Guys Case Study, Is "Bill" or Is it Really "Jim", or Vice Versa?

    The Annuity Guys Case Study, Is &quot;Bill&quot; or Is it Really &quot;Jim&quot;, or Vice Versa?
    Annuity Guys is a purveyor of "pre owned annnuities". In support of its marketing efforts, Annuity Guys offer two case studies, one of which is a retiring couple " Bill and Cindy". I thought... This is a content summary only. Please click…
Rank this Week: 67

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 5: more copyright

    IPSC part 5: more copyright
    Third Breakout SessionCopyright and CompetitionCopyright’s Technological InterdependenciesClark AsayTechnological patrons depend on copyright for their motivations.  Copyright is an interdependent part of broader creative systems.…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)
    Second Breakout SessionCopyright Fair UseRaw Materials and Creative WorksAndrew GildenRaw materials concept is part of transformativeness in copyright and right of publicity cases.  Project: Examining the application and meaning of this…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel
    Judicial Panel: Chief Judge Diane Wood (7th Circuit) and Chief Judge Alex Kozinski (9th Circuit) Peter Menell: Discussion question: is IP common law?Wood: throughout the federal level, we are not a pure common law system, nor a civil law…
Rank this Week: 68

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
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/
  • Sep 29

    Khorasan: Not Quite Out of Nowhere

    Khorasan: Not Quite Out of Nowhere
    In a post this weekend, to which both Jack and Ben have already written responses, Glenn Greenwald suggests the Khorasan group is a “wholesale concoction” that appeared “seemingly out of nowhere” in the press in…
  • Sep 29

    Readings: Geoff Corn on Precautionary Measures in the Law of Armed Conflict

    Readings: Geoff Corn on Precautionary Measures in the Law of Armed Conflict
    When the Gaza war broke out over the summer, I’m certain I wasn’t alone in sighing and thinking, here we go again on the issue of precautions in attack. I’d wager that was so whatever views one holds on the underlying legal…
  • Sep 29

    Neustar? What’s a Neustar?

    Neustar? What’s a Neustar?
    Today’s New York Times opened with an above-the-fold story entitled “Spy Agencies Urge Caution on Phone Deal.”  The Wall Street Journal had a similar report, about “Security Concerns Arise with Phone Database…
Rank this Week: 70

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/
Rank this Week: 71

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: 72

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: 73

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/
  • Sep 29

    American Authentic: Ben Bradlee is 93, ailing and irreplaceable.

    American Authentic: Ben Bradlee is 93, ailing and irreplaceable.
    You had a lot of Cuban or Spanish-speaking guys in masks and rubber gloves, with walkie-talkies, arrested in the Democratic National Committee Headquarters at 2:00 in the morning. What the hell were they in there for? What were they...
  • Sep 28

    Sunday: "There's a man down there. Might be your man..."

    Sunday: &quot;There's a man down there. Might be your man...&quot;
    Ain't no way in the world I'm going out that front door. --Sonny Boy Williamson, Marshall Sehorn and Elmore James...
  • Sep 26

    America's Swan Song in South Vietnam: Don't miss Rory Kennedy's new documentary.

    America's Swan Song in South Vietnam: Don't miss Rory Kennedy's new documentary.
    Last Friday night I saw Rory Kennedy's documentary Last Days in Viet Nam at the E Street Cinema, in Northwest Washington, D.C. a few blocks from the White House. It combines new interviews with recently found film footage (for...
Rank this Week: 74

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/
  • Sep 24

    What do bankruptcy mortgage servicing and ebola have in common?

    What do bankruptcy mortgage servicing and ebola have in common?
    A long long time ago in this same galaxy, I wrote what may be Credit Slips' most popular post: What do bankruptcy mortgage servicing and phone sex in common? Today, I bring you a new comparison: bankruptcy mortgage servicing and...
  • Sep 23

    Rants and Book Recommendation

    Rants and Book Recommendation
    Just back from European Law and Economics, where the big topics at the coffee breaks were the Scottish vote, until that was resolved, sort of, Argentina, which is widely seen as a self-created mess for the U.S. courts, and the...
  • Sep 22

    Yoga for Stressed Out Lawyers ... and Their Debtor-Client

    Yoga for Stressed Out Lawyers ... and Their Debtor-Client
    And now time for something entirely different. I noticed a great new book in our list of library acquisitions recently that might be of particular interest to two groups that suffer from lots of stress: lawyers and debtors! Credit Slips'...
Rank this Week: 75

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Sep 29

    How To Get Away With Tax Fraud

    How To Get Away With Tax Fraud
    Ever tempted to cheat on your tax return? Even a little? Brigitte Jackson, of Georgia, was arrested for allegedly cheating a lot on her tax return - and claiming a massive refund. Where did she go wrong?
  • Sep 29

    Back To School 2014: Even Nontraditional Students Can Save With Educational Credit

    Back To School 2014: Even Nontraditional Students Can Save With Educational Credit
    While the American Opportunity Credit generally offers more of a tax break for families than its counterpart, the Lifetime Learning Credit tends to benefit more taxpayers.
  • Sep 26

    Back To School 2014: Education Savings Bond

    Back To School 2014: Education Savings Bond
    One of the most overlooked tools for paying for education is the savings bond. Qualifying savings bonds are guaranteed by the U.S. government, tax free for state and local purposes and tax free for federal purposes so long as you meet the…
Rank this Week: 76

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: 77

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
  • Sep 29

    Are Your Employees Committing Fraud

    Are Your Employees Committing Fraud
    Fraud is big business. Companies are most at risk of fraud from their employees, since they have access to information and assets. On average, companies lose 5% to 6% of their revenues to internal fraud. This means that a company with sales…
  • Sep 24

    Roca Labs Sues Customers, Seemingly Violating Their Own Terms and Condition

    Roca Labs Sues Customers, Seemingly Violating Their Own Terms and Condition
    Monday I introduced you to Roca Labs, the company that sells [possibly dangerous] goop as a weight loss product. They call it “Gastric Bypass No Surgery,” and it is essentially a product that you ingest, which the company claims…
  • Sep 22

    Roca Labs Weight Loss Scam

    Roca Labs Weight Loss Scam
    Roca Labs sells a weight loss product that may be viewed as a scam by some consumers. The call it “Gastric Bypass No Surgery,” and it is essentially a product that you ingest, which the company claims will fill your stomach and…
Rank this Week: 78

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/
  • Sep 29

    NYT Editorial on Democrats' Increasing Willingness to Challenge Conservative Positions on Abortion

    NYT Editorial on Democrats' Increasing Willingness to Challenge Conservative Positions on Abortion
    The New York Times editorial: The Tide of the Culture War Shifts: Not long ago, it would have been unusual for a Democratic senatorial candidate in Iowa to run a powerful abortion-rights television ad like the one recently broadcast by...
  • Sep 14

    A Former Abortion Doula Recounts Her Volunteer Work with Abortion Patient

    A Former Abortion Doula Recounts Her Volunteer Work with Abortion Patient
    New York Magazine: My Year As an Abortion Doula, by Alex Ronan: Welcome to Ovaries Week — the Cut's exploration of the female reproductive system, in its many confusing, intense, sometimes challenging, sometimes funny, often surprising…
  • Sep 12

    NYT Op-Ed Author Shares the Story of Her Abortion

    NYT Op-Ed Author Shares the Story of Her Abortion
    The New York Times op-ed: This Is What an Abortion Looks Like, by Merritt Tierce: I MET Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator and Democratic candidate for governor, for the first time last week, and I told her how much...
Rank this Week: 79

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Persistent Questions About Animu

    Persistent Questions About Animu
    Susannah W. PollvogtThis post is part of the Symposium on Unconstitutional Animus. Animus is an enigma.  On the one hand, it is an important constitutional concept that has proven critical to judicial recognition of the rights of…
  • Sep 29

    Symposium on Unconstitutional Animu

    Symposium on Unconstitutional Animu
    Susannah W. PollvogtThis week Balkinization will be hosting a symposium on the issue of unconstitutional animus.  Participants will include Susannah Pollvogt (Washburn), Neil Siegel (Duke), Dale Carpenter (Minnesota), William Araiza…
  • Sep 29

    Is Noel Canning a Victory for the Living Constitution? Constitutional Interpretation in an Age of Political Polarization

    Is Noel Canning a Victory for the Living Constitution? Constitutional Interpretation in an Age of Political Polarization
    When Noel Canning v. NLRB was decided last June, several commentators noted that the 5-4 vote marked a victory for living constitutionalism (represented by Justice Breyer's opinion) and a defeat for originalism (represented by Justice…
Rank this Week: 80

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title
    The list of new library titles added to the Supreme Court of Canada collection for the period of September 1-15, 2014 is now available on the Court website.The web page explains: "The Supreme Court of Canada Library lends materials…
  • Sep 29

    CBC Cross Country Checkup Radio Show on Future of Librarie

    CBC Cross Country Checkup Radio Show on Future of Librarie
    Yesterday afternoon, CBC Radio's Cross Country Checkup devoted its weekly national phone-in program to the topic of What's the future of the library in the age of Google? People who missed it can listen to the archived podcast on the CBC…
  • Sep 27

    Library of Parliament Legislative Summary of New Federal Prostitution Bill

    Library of Parliament Legislative Summary of New Federal Prostitution Bill
    The Library of Parliament recently published a legislative summary of Bill C-36, introduced in response to the Supreme Court of Canada's Bedford ruling of December 2013 that struck down sections of the Criminal Code relating to…
Rank this Week: 81

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: 82

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 83

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Sep 29

    Seventh Circuit Keeps Wisconsin Voter ID in Place

    Seventh Circuit Keeps Wisconsin Voter ID in Place
    An equally divided en banc Seventh Circuit on Friday denied review of a three-judge panel decision that stayed an earlier district court ruling and injunction against Wisconsin's voter ID law. The upshot is that Wisconsin's voter ID law will…
  • Sep 29

    Second Circuit: Volunteer Ambulance Corps Not State Actor

    Second Circuit: Volunteer Ambulance Corps Not State Actor
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in Grogan v. Blooming Grove Volunteer Ambulance Corps, a panel of the Second Circuit affirmed the summary judgment of the district judge finding that…
  • Sep 29

    Supreme Court Stays Injunction Mandating Ohio Early Voting

    Supreme Court Stays Injunction Mandating Ohio Early Voting
    In a closely divided vote, the United States Supreme Court has issued a stay of the Sixth Circuit's affirmance of an injunction that would require early voting to begin in Ohio tomorrow, September 30. Here's the entire Order: The…
Rank this Week: 84

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: 85

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/
  • Sep 29

    I guess it won't be a hat trick after all

    I guess it won't be a hat trick after all
    Today, the Supreme Court DIG'd (dismissed as improvidently granted) the cert petition in the Section 11 case of IndyMac, which means we will not, at least for now, get resolution on the issue of whether American Pipe tolling applies to...
  • Sep 29

    Law Professor Position - Belmont University

    Law Professor Position - Belmont University
    Belmont University's School of Law in Nashville, TN has posted a tenure-track assistant professor opening here. (Disclosure: I am a professor at Belmont University's business school and am teaching Business Associations in the law school this…
  • Sep 29

    More on LLCs as Non-Signatories of Operating Agreements . . .

    More on LLCs as Non-Signatories of Operating Agreements . . .
    In recent blog posts, two of my favorite bloggers, Keith Paul Bishop and Steve Bainbridge, have highlighted for our attention Delaware and California statutes providing (differently in each case) that an LLC and, at least in Delaware, its…
Rank this Week: 86

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 87

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
  • Sep 29

    The Wal-Mart Model: Not Just for Retail, Now It’s for Private Prisons Too!

    The Wal-Mart Model: Not Just for Retail, Now It’s for Private Prisons Too!
    The nation's biggest and baddest for-profit prison company suddenly cares about halfway houses – so much so, that they want in on the action. About a year after acquiring a smaller firm that operates halfway houses and other community…
  • Sep 29

    New Documents Shed Light on One of the NSA's Most Powerful Tool

    New Documents Shed Light on One of the NSA's Most Powerful Tool
    Today, we're releasing several key documents about Executive Order 12333 that we obtained from the government in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit that the ACLU filed (along with the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic…
  • Sep 26

    Smokey Says, Get a Permit, Shutterbug

    Smokey Says, Get a Permit, Shutterbug
    Well, sort of. First Amendment advocates have expressed escalating concern in recent days over a U.S. Forest Service rule requiring permits for photographers in national forests. In particular what is at issue is a new proposed Forest Service…
Rank this Week: 88

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

Covers CAFA, class certification, employment law, FCRA, FDCPA and multidistrict litigation. By Michael Hassen of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 89

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Sep 29

    Estate Planning for Artist

    Estate Planning for Artist
                                   “[A]rtists leave two bodies, their own, and a body of…
  • Sep 25

    The Death of a Celebrity… Groundhog

    The Death of a Celebrity… Groundhog
    This blog has covered many celebrity deaths over the years such as Ian’s recent blog on the various celebrities who have made estate planning mistakes. But what about the celebrity death of a beloved groundhog?  Stranger things…
  • Sep 25

    Hull on Estates #389 – Appointing a custodian or guardian

    Hull on Estates #389 – Appointing a custodian or guardian
    Listen to Hull on Estates #389 – Appointing a custodian or guardian Today on Hull on Estates, Andrea Buncic and Paul Trudelle discuss the nuances of appointing a custodian and/or guardian of a child in one’s Will. Should you have…
Rank this Week: 90