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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/
  • Apr 24

    Terms Within the DP for Deutsche Bank

    Terms Within the DP for Deutsche Bank
    The Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) is available online on the DOJ website here. Like so many DPAs, this one has terms that place the sole discretion on certain matters with the DOJ. For example, "Deutsche Bank agrees that in the...
  • Apr 24

    DP for Deutsche Bank Subsidiary to Pay $2.5 Billion

    DP for Deutsche Bank Subsidiary to Pay $2.5 Billion
    DOJ Press Release here today - "DB Group Services (UK) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bank AG (Deutsche Bank), has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud for its role in manipulating the London Interbank Offered Rate…
  • Apr 23

    In the News & Around the Blogosphere

    In the News & Around the Blogosphere
    Jennifer Steinhauer, NYTimes, Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch as Attorney General After Long Delay Michael S. Schmidt & Matt Apuzzo, NYTimes, David Petraeus Is Sentenced to Probation in Leak Investigation (esp)
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 26

    CBS Sunday Morning on April 26, 2015

    CBS Sunday Morning on April 26, 2015
    Lee Cowan did the stories for April 26.  David Pogue  did the cover, Hacked!   Second, Martha Teichner on paper weights.  Third, Lee Cowan on Helen Hunt.  Fourth, Scott Simon on cowboy cooking.  Tracy Smith, Mary…
  • Apr 25

    Judge Stark invalidates two IV patents under 101 on April 22

    Judge Stark invalidates two IV patents under 101 on April 22
    The memorandum opinion includes an interesting discussion of evidentiary burdens.
  • Apr 25

    The Dr. Oz response

    The Dr. Oz response
    In incidents of plagiarism, the accusers frequently have ulterior motives. The charges against Glenn Poshard at SIU  were likely motivated by treatment handed out to a professor.But it is not a defense to a charge of plagiarism 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/
  • Apr 22

    Mandated “fair use” language has no place in trade promotion authority

    Mandated “fair use” language has no place in trade promotion authority
    Earlier this week Senators Orrin Hatch and Ron Wyden and Representative Paul Ryan introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation, the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (otherwise known as Trade Promotion…
  • Apr 21

    The European Commission, Google, and the Limits of Antitrust

    The European Commission, Google, and the Limits of Antitrust
    The precise details underlying the European Commission’s (EC) April 15 Statement of Objections (SO), the EC’s equivalent of an antitrust complaint, against Google, centered on the company’s promotion of its comparison…
  • Apr 9

    Don’t tread on my Internet

    Don’t tread on my Internet
    Ben Sperry and I have a long piece on net neutrality in the latest issue of Reason Magazine entitled, “How to Break the Internet.” It’s part of a special collection of articles and videos dedicated to the proposition…
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 26

    First TDCJ prisoners pass 30-year mark in solitary confinement

    First TDCJ prisoners pass 30-year mark in solitary confinement
    TDCJ ad-seg cell interior. Statesman/TDCJ.Ugh. Eric Dexheimer at the Austin Statesman reports (April 25) that, on April 10, Texas witnessed the first of a wave of prisoners in solitary confinement who have passed the thirty-consecutive year…
  • Apr 26

    News of TX overdose undercount bolsters 'Good Samaritan' bill

    News of TX overdose undercount bolsters 'Good Samaritan' bill
    As the Texas Senate Criminal Justice Committee prepares to hear overdose prevention legislation (HB 225 by Guillen/Watson) on Tuesday, news comes that the state has dramatically and systematically undercounted overdose deaths in recent…
  • Apr 26

    Texas Voices standing against sex offender residency restriction

    Texas Voices standing against sex offender residency restriction
    Texas Voices, a group made up of families of people on Texas' sex offender registry and others who support reform of Texas sex offender statutes, has been quite active this session, and it's a good thing.As Grits told their indefatigable…
Rank this Week: 49

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Apr 15

    3 Count: Log Cabin

    3 Count: Log Cabin
    Joss Whedon sued over Cabin in the Woods, Universal Music settles class action lawsuit over royalties and IFPI takes on YouTube.
  • Apr 14

    Editors, Tutors, Authorship and Plagiarism

    Editors, Tutors, Authorship and Plagiarism
    In a world where almost all creativity has multiple creators, where do we take the idea of authorship and, with it, plagiarism?
  • Apr 14

    3 Count: Radio Parity

    3 Count: Radio Parity
    Fair Play Fair Pay act proposed to equalize music royalties, HarperCollins and Amazon reach a deal and Periscope talks piracy.
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 24

    Grace Period Restoration Act of 2015

    Grace Period Restoration Act of 2015
    In the move to a first-to-file patent system, the U.S. narrowed its pre-filing grace period previously codified under 35 U.S.C. 102(b)(2010).  The new law enacted as part of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) continues to…
  • Apr 23

    Patent Quality Plans and Submission

    Patent Quality Plans and Submission
    Earlier this week I wrote about the upcoming deadline for comments on the USPTO’s patent quality initiative as well as the Berkeley Technology Law Journal’s parallel publication process.  Although the BTLJ’s…
  • Apr 23

    Moving Forward: Judge Stoll

    Moving Forward: Judge Stoll
    On a voice-vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee has approved President Obama’s nominee Kara Stoll to be the next addition to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Now that the log-jam over Loretta Lynch’s…
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 25

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument
    Issue summaries are from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Monday Kingsley v. Hendrickson: Whether the requirements of a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 excessive force claim brought by a plaintiff who was a pretrial detainee at the time of the...
  • Apr 24

    Sekhon on Purpose, Policing, and the Fourth Amendment

    Sekhon on Purpose, Policing, and the Fourth Amendment
    Nirej Sekhon (Georgia State University College of Law) has posted Purpose, Policing, and the Fourth Amendment ((Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Fourth Amendment cases are replete with…
  • Apr 24

    Stoughton on Law Enforcement's "Warrior" Problem

    Stoughton on Law Enforcement's "Warrior" Problem
    Seth W. Stoughton (University of South Carolina School of Law) has posted Law Enforcement's 'Warrior' Problem (128 Harv. L. Rev. Forum 225 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Within law enforcement, few things are more venerated than the…
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 26

    Running on Empty

    Running on Empty
    California is running out of water and money.Gov. Moonbeam blames global warming and wasteful usage on things like lawns and toilets for the water problem. But what about the money issue?Covered California, the Obamacare exchange for…
  • Apr 25

    Working for Free

    Working for Free
    Agents that dared venture into the Obamacare morass at healthcare.gov are discovering, in many cases, theywere donating their time and expertise for the cause.If you want to get paid on business submitted through goodluck.gov the form that is…
  • Apr 24

    From the Life File

    From the Life File
    So about 30 years ago, my since-retired colleague wrote a policy on a 30 year old client (whom we'll call Gene). Gene's wife was named as the beneficiary, and all was well.A few years - and two children - later, Gene and his wife divorced,…
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

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Murphy: First Report of the Special Rapporteur on Crimes Against Humanity

    Murphy: First Report of the Special Rapporteur on Crimes Against Humanity
    Sean D. Murphy (Member, International Law Commission; George Washington Univ. - Law) has posted First Report of the Special Rapporteur on Crimes Against Humanity (UN Doc. A/CN.4/680 (2015)). Here's the abstract: In the field of international…
  • Apr 26

    Conference: International Investment Law and Public Interest

    Conference: International Investment Law and Public Interest
    On May 12, 2015, the Law Department of the University of Turin will host a conference on "International Investment Law and Public Interests." The program is here.
  • Apr 25

    New Issue: Review of International Organization

    New Issue: Review of International Organization
    The latest issue of the Review of International Organizations (Vol. 10, no. 2, June 2015) is out. Contents include:Special Issue: Dispute Settlement in International OrganizationsChristina L. Davis, The political logic of dispute settlement:…
Rank this Week: 56

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Apr 26

    Events and Announcements: April 26, 2015

    Events and Announcements: April 26, 2015
    by An Hertogen by An Hertogen Events The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (IHEID), International Law Department will hold a conference entitled “International Law and Time” in Geneva,…
  • Apr 26

    Events and Announcements: April 26, 2015

    Events and Announcements: April 26, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Events The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (IHEID), International Law Department will hold a conference entitled “International Law and Time” in Geneva,…
  • Apr 25

    Weekend Roundup: April 11-24, 2015

    Weekend Roundup: April 11-24, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey The last two weeks of posts at Opinio Juris have seen several items from Julian, including on his favorite treaty reservation ever in the Hague Child Support Treaty and more on the HCST and…
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 17

    Judge's Facebook Comments Raises Ethics Question

    Judge's Facebook Comments Raises Ethics Question
    From the ABA Journal earlier this week: A judge in Louisville, Kentucky, says he was cautioning parents about racial stereotypes when he criticized a victim-impact statement on Facebook. Judge Olu Stevens didn’t identify the crime victims…
  • Apr 16

    E-Discovery, the Fourth Amendment and New Technology

    E-Discovery, the Fourth Amendment and New Technology
    I am always amazed at the ways new technologies raise into Fourth Amendment questions. Monday, Michael Rich (Elon) posted "Machine Learning, Automated Suspicion Algorithms, and the Fourth Amendment." on SSRN as yet another example…
  • Apr 10

    Duke Adjunct Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

    Duke Adjunct Receives Distinguished Teaching Award
    Professor Paul Caron who owns the law professor blog network that hosts this blog and is the editor of Tax Prof Blog recently sent me a note to inform me that Daniel Bowling, III received a distinguished teaching award. While...
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 26

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    This week in The New Rambler, Cass Sunstein reviews Chris Taylor's How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise (Head of Zeus) in a piece titled "How Star Wars Illuminates…
  • Apr 24

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Congratulations to Justin Simard (Ph.D. candidate, University of Pennsylvania), who has been selected as a Baldy Postdoctoral Fellow by the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy. History News Network interviews Logan Sawyer, Georgia Law…
  • Apr 24

    LSA Hurst Award to Sharafi

    LSA Hurst Award to Sharafi
    The Law and Society Association has announced the winners of its 2015 awards. We're excited to see that recent guest blogger Mitra Sharafi (University of Wisconsin) picked up the J. Willard Hurst Award for the best book in Socio-Legal…
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 25

    Salmonella Dog Chews Recalled for Salmonella Threat to People

    Salmonella Dog Chews Recalled for Salmonella Threat to People
    Dog chews sold under the Nylabone Puppy Starter Kit brand are being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination with a potential risk to humans. The Neptune, NJ-based TFH Publications, Inc./Nylabone Products issued the recall on April 22.…
  • Apr 25

    Letter From the Editor: Know Any Good Karaoke Bars?

    Letter From the Editor: Know Any Good Karaoke Bars?
    One of my favorite movies is “Duets” in which character actor Paul Giamatti plays a burned-out salesman who gets mentally confused about his location. When you are traveling about the country a lot and  stopping only for the…
  • Apr 25

    Publisher’s Platform: Learning From the Listeria Mistakes of Other

    Publisher’s Platform: Learning From the Listeria Mistakes of Other
    I was reading a statement this morning from John Lowe, CEO of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, that was published on the company’s website yesterday (April 24). I must admit I was impressed. Unlike many companies that find…
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 26

    Stayed Suspension For Failure To Pay Child Support

    Stayed Suspension For Failure To Pay Child Support
    From the web page of the Colorado Supreme Court The Presiding Disciplinary Judge approved the parties’ conditional admission of misconduct and suspended Bruce A. Logan (Attorney Registration Number 14187) from the practice of law for ninety…
  • Apr 25

    Suspension For Unauthorized Practice In Two State

    Suspension For Unauthorized Practice In Two State
    A suspension of six months and a day was imposed by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court of an attorney who listed himself as admitted in that jurisdiction while on administrative suspension The respondent was admitted to the bar of…
  • Apr 24

    Not A Big Winner

    Not A Big Winner
    Not a legal profession but a decision worth noting from the Iowa Supreme Court This case requires us to apply ordinary contract principles to an extraordinary event. While playing a penny slot machine, a casino patron obtained a win of...
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 26

    Texas Voices standing against sex offender residency restriction

    Texas Voices standing against sex offender residency restriction
    4-26-15 Texas: From Grits for Breakfast: Texas Voices, a group made up of families of people on Texas' sex offender registry and others who support reform of Texas sex offender statutes, has been quite active this session, and it's a good…
  • Apr 22

    Shelter that housed bar ‘rapist’ ousts dozens of sex offender

    Shelter that housed bar ‘rapist’ ousts dozens of sex offender
    4-22-15 New York: The Kips Bay men’s shelter that was home to serial sex fiend Rodney Stover before he allegedly raped a woman in a bar bathroom has booted all of its Level 3 sex offenders, it was announced Tuesday. The Bellevue Men’s…
  • Apr 22

    A Violent Sex Offender Is Released Into the Public Spotlight

    A Violent Sex Offender Is Released Into the Public Spotlight
    See earlier story HERE 4-22-15 Vermont: One week after completing a 23-year prison sentence for a violent sexual assault, Richard Laws walked through downtown Burlington on a sun-drenched afternoon — a "free" man. Major media…
Rank this Week: 62

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Apr 26

    A Wisconsin John Doe question

    A Wisconsin John Doe question
    If the now-infamous investigation was supposed to be so super-duper-confidential that even the targets of the dawn home raids couldn’t be allowed to talk about it, then who tipped the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ahead of time to the raid…
  • Apr 25

    “Mila Kunis being sued for allegedly ‘stealing’ a chicken as a child”

    “Mila Kunis being sued for allegedly ‘stealing’ a chicken as a child”
    If you dream of being a celebrity, consider whether you really want to turn yourself into a lawsuit magnet: a woman who says she grew up in Ukraine with actress Mila Kunis claims that when they were about five years old Kunis took a beloved…
  • Apr 25

    Update: jury acquits man charged with sex with demented wife

    Update: jury acquits man charged with sex with demented wife
    Updating our earlier report: “A jury found a longtime Iowa state lawmaker not guilty of sexually abusing his wife who suffered from dementia, in an unusual case that centered on when a person is no longer mentally capable of consenting…
Rank this Week: 63

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: 64

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: 65

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Apr 25

    Due Diligence Summit for Life Science

    Due Diligence Summit for Life Science
    ExL Events will be holding its 2nd Due Diligence Summit for Life Sciences on June 9-10, 2015 in Boston, MA. The conference will offer presentations on the following topics: • Organize and Support Due Diligence for Out-Licensing or…
  • Apr 25

    EU Pharmaceutical Law Forum

    EU Pharmaceutical Law Forum
    Informa Life Sciences will be holding its 24th Annual EU Pharmaceutical Law Forum on May 19-21, 2015 in Brussels, Belgium. The conference will offer presentations on the following topics: • Feedback from the EU Commission on competition…
  • Apr 23

    Fine-structure Genetic Mapping of Human Population in Britain

    Fine-structure Genetic Mapping of Human Population in Britain
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- One of the consequences of the explication of human genomic DNA by the Human Genome Project and related efforts has been a better understanding of anthropological history, i.e., how the human population has changed…
Rank this Week: 66

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

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

    An Almost Unintelligible Measure of Benefit in the Recent Currency Bill?

    An Almost Unintelligible Measure of Benefit in the Recent Currency Bill?
    In the previous “Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act”, the benefit to the recipient from an undervalued currency was defined in an intuitive way. According to this Act, a benefit exists in the case of an undervalued currency: ...…
  • Apr 23

    Online Gambling in the U.S.

    Online Gambling in the U.S.
    It's booming, at least in fantasy sports: The daily fantasy sports boom began somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean in March 2009. On a trip from Britain to Texas, flying to the South by Southwest festival, Eccles pored through a copy...
  • Apr 23

    The "Right to Regulate" and FET

    The "Right to Regulate" and FET
    I was watching the Senate Finance Committee markup of the TPA bill last night -- I really enjoy the "voice votes," where they all speak as loudly as they can! -- and I was struck by an exchange between Senator...
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/
  • Apr 23

    Amended Complaint in Burn Victim/Amputee Suit Alleges More Outrageous Conduct by Settlement Purchaser

    Amended Complaint in Burn Victim/Amputee Suit Alleges More Outrageous Conduct by Settlement Purchaser
    "Defendant SAF through its agents met with Terrence in West Virginia, sent notaries to Terrence’s home in West Virginia, took Terrence to strip clubs, restaurants and stores in West Virginia, drove... This is a content summary only.…
  • Apr 22

    SFSP To Offer Long Term Care Insurance With Member Discount

    SFSP To Offer Long Term Care Insurance With Member Discount
    by John Darer® CLU ChFC CSSC RSP CLTC The Society of Financial Service Professionals (SFSP), a credential only financial planning association, has announced that long term care insurance through... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Apr 22

    Aikman Structured Finance Acts in Poor Taste | Sends Zombie Toy to Grieving Son

    Aikman Structured Finance Acts in Poor Taste | Sends Zombie Toy to Grieving Son
    Tim Aikman is not someone who I would choose to do business with now or ever. Tim Aikman's actions speak of an insensitive jerk who clearly lacks good judgment. This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content…
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 24

    So, that happened: MPAA Creativity Conference

    So, that happened: MPAA Creativity Conference
    The Motion Picture Association of America, in partnership with Microsoft and ABC NewsCreativity Conference(File under: you invited me!  Also, no surprise, the food was good and the perks nice—you could get your photo made in a…
  • Apr 24

    Deducting points for a 3-point landing in copyright claim

    Deducting points for a 3-point landing in copyright claim
    Horizon Comics Prods., Inc. v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, No. 15-cv-11684 (D. Mass. filed Apr. 23, 2015): Newly filed; the claim is that movie Iron Man's armor infringes the copyright in another comic armored suit.  All I'll say…
  • Apr 24

    Ad agency liability for false advertising without scienter

    Ad agency liability for false advertising without scienter
    Nestlé Purina Petcare Co. v. Blue Buffalo Co., No. 4:14 CV 859, 2015 WL 1782661 (E.D. Mo. Apr. 20, 2015) Purina sued Blue Buffalo for false advertising of its dog food as “grain free” and containing “no chicken…
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 26

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Explaining Pakistan’s Self-Defeating Afghanistan Policy

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Explaining Pakistan’s Self-Defeating Afghanistan Policy
    Editor’s Note: The relationship between Pakistan and Afghanistan has long been ugly. Pakistan’s efforts to control and influence Afghanistan have played a major role in advancing radical groups like the Taliban and fomenting…
  • Apr 25

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #120: A Lecture on “The Future of Violence”

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #120: A Lecture on “The Future of Violence”
    I was privileged to speak this week at the Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas on Gabriella Blum and my new book, The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and…
  • Apr 25

    Reminder: The Triple Entente Beer Summit is Fast Approaching

    Reminder: The Triple Entente Beer Summit is Fast Approaching
    They’re the hottest item in the national security world. And they’re going fast. Get your tickets now for the Triple Entente Beer Summit, May 7 at the Washington Firehouse. Have a beer with Lawfare, with the folks from…
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 26

    Arbitration and Shots, or Why It Often Won't Matter If Arbitration is Cheaper Than Litigation

    Arbitration and Shots, or Why It Often Won't Matter If Arbitration is Cheaper Than Litigation
    by Jeff Sovern I don't know anyone who likes getting a shot. One of my daughters, as a small girl, would hide under chairs at the pediatrician's office to avoid them, which by the way, was not an effective strategy....
  • Apr 24

    DC Circuit Creates a Split in the Circuits: DC Anti-SLAPP Law Does Not Apply in Diversity

    DC Circuit Creates a Split in the Circuits: DC Anti-SLAPP Law Does Not Apply in Diversity
    by Paul Alan Levy Over the past couple of decades, federal courts have a uniform answer to the question whether state anti-SLAPP statutes applied when state law claims were pursued in federal court. Anti-SLAPP statutes give the defendants in…
  • Apr 24

    NYT on TPP and secrecy

    NYT on TPP and secrecy
    We've discussed before some of the troubling aspects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Here's another one: the fact it's being negotiated in secret. As a Times op-ed argues, [T]he secrecy of trade negotiations does not just hide information…
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
  • Apr 22

    Nevada Anti-SLAPP Law Threatened

    Nevada Anti-SLAPP Law Threatened
    In 2013, Nevada enacted an anti-SLAPP law… something all states should have, but only 28 do (and those laws vary in quality). SLAPP stands for “strategic lawsuit against public participation.” It’s basically the type…
  • Apr 21

    Medifast is Ordered to Pay Fees…. Five Years After Filing a SLAPP Suit

    Medifast is Ordered to Pay Fees…. Five Years After Filing a SLAPP Suit
    It’s taken more than five years and hundreds of thousands of dollars to dispose of the frivolous and unethical lawsuit Medifast Inc. (aka Take Shape For Life) and their dishonest attorneys filed against Tracy Coenen and Sequence Inc.…
  • Apr 20

    Recovering From a Fraud Lo

    Recovering From a Fraud Lo
    Frauds committed by employees can have devastating effects on businesses. The company’s finances suffer, employee morale may drop, and the company’s reputation could be affected by negative publicity. Following the investigation…
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/
  • Apr 25

    Visit to Potawatomi Underpass in Chicago

    Visit to Potawatomi Underpass in Chicago
    Great grampa Leopold and Uncle Simon             
  • Apr 25

    Seattle U.’s VAWA Panel

    Seattle U.’s VAWA Panel
    Here’s a picture from Seattle University School of Law’s very inspiring VAWA Panel tonight. Left to right, the panelists were Molly Cohan, Sharon Jones Hayden, Alfred Urbina, and Ye-Ting Woo. Most of the handouts are here. Among…
  • Apr 24

    “The Complete Timeline of the Navajo Presidential Dispute”

    “The Complete Timeline of the Navajo Presidential Dispute”
    Paul Spruhan has posted “The Complete Timeline of the Navajo Presidential Dispute.”
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/
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/
  • Apr 21

    "Quicken" the Development of the Law

    &quot;Quicken&quot; the Development of the Law
    Over the last few years, the US Department of Justice has reached settlements with nearly every major lender with regard to the lending procedures for FHA (Federal Housing Administration) loans. The legal basis for the settlements were…
  • Apr 21

    Thanks for the chance to post.

    Thanks for the chance to post.
    Thanks to the folks who run Credit Slips for the opportunity to post. I hope to be back in a few months with musings about the following: Since the CFPB has very limited authority over auto finance, and since securitization...
  • Apr 20

    Secured Credit, Churches, and Reorganization

    Secured Credit, Churches, and Reorganization
    Chapter 11's ability to empower true reorganization has received much criticism of late in light of an increasingly held assumption that most Chapter 11 cases end in a 363 sale of the debtor's assets. Around this time last year, the...
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/
Rank this Week: 78

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 79

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 80

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: 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

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 83

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 25

    News From Working Group on the Future of the Canadian Library Association

    News From Working Group on the Future of the Canadian Library Association
    This is a follow up to the Library Boy post of April 6, 2015 called New Blog on the Future of the Canadian Library Association.The Canadian Library Association (CLA) has been holding discussions with stakeholders in the library community on a…
  • Apr 25

    Adult and Youth Correctional Statistics in Canada

    Adult and Youth Correctional Statistics in Canada
    The Statistics Canada publication Juristat recently published 2 articles on the correctional system:Adult correctional statistics in Canada, 2013/2014: "In 2013/2014, on any given day, there were on average 139,337 adult offenders being …
  • Apr 23

    Upcoming Conference on Long-term Access to Government Information in the Digital Era

    Upcoming Conference on Long-term Access to Government Information in the Digital Era
    The Canadian Association of Research Libraries is organizing a conference called Leviathan North: Long-term Access to Government Information in the Digital Era at the St. James’ Cathedral Centre in Toronto on May 14-15, 2015:"Libraries,…
Rank this Week: 84

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 24

    Why I Am Afraid of the Bathroom

    Why I Am Afraid of the Bathroom
    As a transgender person, I don’t take small things for granted. I appreciate the store clerk who calls me “sir,” my colleagues who don’t struggle with my name or pronouns, and most important to my daily routine, I…
  • Apr 23

    Shifting Deadlines, Shifty Numbers: The Pentagon’s Messy Process for Removing the Ban on Women in Combat

    Shifting Deadlines, Shifty Numbers: The Pentagon’s Messy Process for Removing the Ban on Women in Combat
    More than two years ago, Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta announced on live television that he was doing away with the Pentagon's outdated ban on assigning women to combat units and jobs. The announcement followed the…
  • Apr 23

    ‘One Thing You Can Say for the War on Drugs … Is We Gave It a Fair Shot’

    ‘One Thing You Can Say for the War on Drugs … Is We Gave It a Fair Shot’
    It’s nearly 10:00 a.m. one Friday in late February, and I’m getting antsy. The British journalist Johann Hari was supposed to be here by now to talk about his new book, “Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War…
Rank this Week: 85

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Apr 24

    No Gas in Auto Emission Standard Suit

    No Gas in Auto Emission Standard Suit
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The D.C. Circuit ruled today that plaintiffs lacked standing to challenge EPA and NHTSA's standards for greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks. The ruling means that the case is dismissed,…
  • Apr 24

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Arizona's Voter Registration Form for Party Preference

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Arizona's Voter Registration Form for Party Preference
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Before 2011, Arizona law required that voter registration forms include a blank space for the registrant’s party preference. But a 2011 law required the voter…
  • Apr 22

    Court Gives Go-Ahead to Antitrust Suits in Gas Industry

    Court Gives Go-Ahead to Antitrust Suits in Gas Industry
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court ruled this week in Oneok, Inc. v. Learjet, Inc. that the Natural Gas Act did not preempt retail gas purchasers' antitrust lawsuits against sellers (gas pipelines) for manipulating…
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 26

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (April 26, 2015)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (April 26, 2015)
    business ethics codes: "some..research..suggests.. instrumental impacts..other studies..no discernible effect" 37 U. Haw. L. Rev. 1 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) April 20, 2015 "Etsy...is a B Corp...[but]…
  • Apr 24

    Bain Capital's Social Impact Fund

    Bain Capital's Social Impact Fund
    The New York Times DealB%k recently reported that Deval Patrick, former governor of Massachusetts, will join Bain Capital to head a new social impact fund. These types of social impact funds seem to becoming more and more common. Social…
  • Apr 24

    Advice for Law Review Editor

    Advice for Law Review Editor
    I recently finished my law review submission season, placing two articles: The Social Enterprise Law Market at Maryland Law Review (on jurisdictional competition and social enterprise entity forms) and An Early Report on Benefit Reports at…
Rank this Week: 88

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

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

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Mar 25

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.
    What happens when you surrender a home in bankruptcy?  Must you move the second a bankruptcy is filed?  Do they give you time to move or will your possessions be thrown out on the front lawn for the neighbors to view? When you…
  • Mar 24

    What To Do If You Are a Creditor In a Bankruptcy?

    What To Do If You Are a Creditor In a Bankruptcy?
    Most of the posts on this blog, and in fact on most bankruptcy blogs, focus on the consumer as the bankruptcy debtor.  That makes sense–most bankruptcy cases involve a consumer debtor and a number of institutional creditors,…
  • Mar 21

    U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Chapter 7 Junior Mortgage “Lien Strip” Case

    U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Chapter 7 Junior Mortgage &ldquo;Lien Strip&rdquo; Case
    On March 24, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two cases involving whether a chapter 7 debtor may strip off a second (or any junior) mortgage that is not secured by the home’s actual market value. In Bank of…
Rank this Week: 89

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/
  • Apr 24

    AALS Section On Law & Sports Seeks Award Nomination

    AALS Section On Law &amp; Sports Seeks Award Nomination
    This just in: The AALS Section on Law and Sports is pleased to announce the inaugural AALS Section on Law and Sports Award to recognize an individual that has made a substantial and significant contribution to scholarship, teaching, and/or…
  • Apr 23

    What Do the Best Law Mentors Do?

    What Do the Best Law Mentors Do?
    University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Professors Terri Beiner, Kelly Browe Olson, and Kelly Terry, and Dean Michael Schwartz are launching a study of the best law mentors in the country. Cribbing from a letter I received today, they...
  • Apr 23

    Infilaw Holding Off On Seeking Charleston Acquisition

    Infilaw Holding Off On Seeking Charleston Acquisition
    According to news reports, Infilaw appears to be backing away from acquiring Charleston School of Law. The proposed acquisition of Charleston stalled after Infilaw withdrew its application to the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education…
Rank this Week: 90