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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 18

    Progressive Era Courthouse Trivia, II

    Progressive Era Courthouse Trivia, II
    At least part of this courthouse was built around the time of the Progressive era. Though it looked a lot different back then -- the two wings (which in my mind really detract from the building's beauty) were built during...
  • Apr 18

    Brooklyn Law Seeks Director Of Legal Writing

    Brooklyn Law Seeks Director Of Legal Writing
    This just in: Brooklyn Law School is seeking outstanding applicants for the position of Director of the Legal Writing Program. The duties of the Director will include 1) hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating the legal writing faculty;…
  • Apr 18

    Jon Garon Named Dean Of Nova Southeastern Law

    Jon Garon Named Dean Of Nova Southeastern Law
    Professor Jon Garon of Northern Kentucky University law school has been named the new dean of Nova Southeastern Law School, effective this summer. Garon is currently the director of NKU's Law + Infomatics Institute, and he was previously dean…
Rank this Week: 91

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Professor Barbara Black.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Apr 19

    Krug on Regulatory Theory

    Krug on Regulatory Theory
    Anita K. Krug has posted Downstream Securities Regulation on SSRN with the following abstract: Securities regulation wears two hats: Its “upstream” side governs firms in connection with their obtaining financing in the securities markets.…
  • Apr 19

    Kick, Onali, Ruprecht & Schaeck on Asset Allocation

    Kick, Onali, Ruprecht & Schaeck on Asset Allocation
    Thomas K. Kick, Enrico Onali, Benedikt Ruprecht, and Klaus Schaeck have posted Wealth Shocks, Credit-Supply Shocks, and Asset Allocation: Evidence from Household and Firm Portfolios on SSRN with the following abstract: We use a unique dataset…
  • Apr 19

    Carpentier & Suret on IPO

    Carpentier & Suret on IPO
    Cécile Carpentier and Jean-Marc Suret have posted Business Angels’ Perspectives on Exit by IPO on SSRN with the following abstract: We analyze exit-related perceptions of the members of a large, well-structured Canadian angel group.…
Rank this Week: 92

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
Rank this Week: 93

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 18

    Immigration Enforcement Doesn't Belong in the Courthouse

    Immigration Enforcement Doesn't Belong in the Courthouse
    In a matter of minutes, I went from seeking justice, to bearing witness, to being racially profiled. My youngest son who is 3 years old often accompanies me as I do my duties as a minister member of our Mid-Kentucky Presbytery in Louisville.…
  • Apr 18

    What Captain America Has to Say About the NSA

    What Captain America Has to Say About the NSA
    SPOILER WARNING: This post discusses major plot points of the new Captain America movie. What is patriotism? Is it doing what the government says, or is it doing what you believe is true to the Constitution and American values? "Captain…
  • Apr 18

    The Government is Silencing Twitter and Yahoo, and It Won't Tell Us Why

    The Government is Silencing Twitter and Yahoo, and It Won't Tell Us Why
    The government is using shaky legal arguments to silence major Internet companies without giving them – or the public – the opportunity to respond. In three separate recent cases, the government has sent a grand jury subpoena to…
Rank this Week: 94

Freedom To Differ

Freedom To Differ

A blog that speaks freely about legal and policy issues facing the media and the internet. By Peter Black.

http://www.freedomtodiffer.com/freedom_to_differ/
  • Feb 25

    Best Australian law schools according to the QS World University Ranking

    Best Australian law schools according to the QS World University Ranking
    The QS World University Rankings 2014 for Law have been released. The QS World University Rankings is one of the few international rankings that also provide subject rankings, including for law. While these rankings are always somewhat…
  • Oct 1

    Daily Twitter Link

    Daily Twitter Link
  • Aug 3

    Blogging the election

    Blogging the election
    This afternoon the Kevin Rudd will visit the Governor-General and request a dissolution and an election on 7 September. A proclamation will then have to be issued dissolving the House of Representatives. The writ initiating the 150 House…
Rank this Week: 95

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Getting Google Glass All Wrong

    Getting Google Glass All Wrong
    Image [cc] - Tedeytan Last year it seemed everyone was gaga for Google Glass. "Ooooooh, it's a computer for your face!  It's got a camera and can give you directions! It's just like your phone was permanently positioned 3 feet in…
  • Apr 15

    So, What Is Wrong With Law Firm Libraries Today?

    So, What Is Wrong With Law Firm Libraries Today?
    There was an interesting question asked on Twitter this morning by Patrick DiDomenico (apparently preparing for an ITLA presentation on the topic.) At first blush, it seemed to be phrased a bit on the negative side, but it really is something…
  • Apr 1

    Six New Geeks!

    Six New Geeks!
    You have probably noticed that for the last several years, the 3 Geeks have actually been 4 regular geeks and a slew of occasional contributors.  When Ryan came on as a regular geek, we briefly considered changing the name of the site…
Rank this Week: 96

Texas Injury Law Blog

Texas Injury Law Blog

Covers the rights of individuals injured in accidents. By the Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txinjuryblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Injured by a Recalled Product?

    Injured by a Recalled Product?
    You may have heard about the recent ignition switch recall by General Motors. http://www.gm.com/ignition-switch-recall.html. Such product recalls are not uncommon and the chances are that you have received a letter at some point in your life…
  • Apr 10

    The international aspect of personal injury law

    The international aspect of personal injury law
    Were you injured abroad by an American product? Or, were you in the United States when you were personally injured and now reside abroad? If either situation applies to you, you may be entitled to the benefit of an American court – even…
  • Apr 9

    How long do I have to file a lawsuit and when is it too early to get an attorney?

    How long do I have to file a lawsuit and when is it too early to get an attorney?
    In short, the answers are: It depends and it’s never too early to consider legal representation. Each personal injury matter is subject to a statute of limitations. Essentially, this term means that you only have so long to file your…
Rank this Week: 97

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
Rank this Week: 98

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Apr 19

    Ripoff Report’s Latest Section 230 Win–Seldon v. Magedson

    Ripoff Report’s Latest Section 230 Win–Seldon v. Magedson
    It’s been a while since I blogged a Ripoff Report case. I’m sure you’ve missed hearing about them, but their litigation docket has calmed down somewhat since their heyday. This pro se lawsuit, rehashing tired arguments that…
  • Apr 18

    Some Thoughts On General Mills’ Move To Mandate Arbitration And Waive Class Action

    Some Thoughts On General Mills’ Move To Mandate Arbitration And Waive Class Action
    I sent the following email to a reporter covering the fallout from General Mills’ amended legal terms to mandate arbitration and the The New York Times’ coverage, When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue…
  • Apr 18

    Revenge Porn Is Bad, But It’s Not GoDaddy’s Fault (Forbes Cross-Post)

    Revenge Porn Is Bad, But It’s Not GoDaddy’s Fault (Forbes Cross-Post)
    Revenge porn is odious, but so is a judge’s disregard for a federal law. In a lawsuit by revenge porn victims over the controversial revenge porn website Texxxan.com, a Texas state trial court had ruled that Texxxan’s web host,…
Rank this Week: 99

Collection Development Blog

Collection Development Blog

Covers legal news and resources. By the Servies Collection Development Department of the Hong Kong University Library.

http://obelix.lib.hku.hk/cdblog
  • Mar 25

    EBSCOhost maintenance and downtime

    EBSCOhost maintenance and downtime
    On Saturday 29 March 2014 from 9am to 11am, the library’s EBSCOhost databases may be intermittently unavailable while EBSCO performs network upgrades. addthis_url = 'http%3A%2F%2Fobelix.lib.hku.hk%2Fcdblog%2F%3Fp%3D16518'; …
  • Mar 24

    Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

    Latest Resources from Migration Information Source
    Country Profile Morocco: Setting the Stage for Becoming a Migration Transition Country? Since the 1960s, Morocco has evolved into one of the world’s leading emigration countries. Immigration restrictions in Europe did not stop…
  • Mar 21

    Wisenews systems downtime 29 March 2014

    Wisenews systems downtime 29 March 2014
    Systems maintenance of the Wisenews database has been scheduled on Saturday, 29 Mar 2014 from 18:00 to 24:00 (Hong Kong Time GMT+8). During this period, all Wisenews database services will be temporarily unavailable. addthis_url =…
Rank this Week: 100

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Mar 21

    Late Damages Theory Allowed Based Upon Lack of Prejudice

    Late Damages Theory Allowed Based Upon Lack of Prejudice
    NanoChem Sol’ns, Inc. v. Global Green Prods., LLC., No. 10 C 5686, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 10, 2013) (Hart, Sen. J.). Judge Hart denied defendants’ motion in limine to exclude plaintiff NanoChem’s late-disclosed lost profit…
  • Mar 19

    Failing to Offer Construction for Indefinite Term Can Leave a Court “at Sea”

    Failing to Offer Construction for Indefinite Term Can Leave a Court “at Sea”
    Saro Golf, Inc. v. Nike, Inc., No. 08 C 1110, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 9, 2013) (Chang, J.). Judge Chang clarified the claim constructions in this patent case regarding an improved golf club head.  “Radius of curvature” was…
  • Mar 17

    Plaintiff May Not Communicate with Does in BitTorrent Case by Email or Phone

    Plaintiff May Not Communicate with Does in BitTorrent Case by Email or Phone
    The Thompsons Film, LLC v. Does 1-60, Slip Op. 13 C 2368 (N.D. Ill. Sep. 6, 2013) (Gottschall, J.). Judge Gottschall denied two Doe defendants’ motions to quash subpoenas to their respective ISPs seeking, among other things, their…
Rank this Week: 101

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
  • Apr 16

    Bankruptcy Filing Fees Increase as of June 1

    Bankruptcy Filing Fees Increase as of June 1
              The Judicial Conference has approved a fee increase effective June 1, 2014. The fees for filing a chapter 7 case will increase from $306.00 to $335.00. The fees for filing a chapter 13 case will increase…
  • Apr 10

    Bankruptcy And The Elderly

    Bankruptcy And The Elderly
    In my practice, I see it all the time: an elderly couple come to talk about their debts. Inundated by credit cards and living on a fixed income, they see no help in sight. But, their retirement can’t be garnished and the credit industry…
  • Apr 4

    Your House Is In Foreclosure: What Should You Do? Part Two

    Your House Is In Foreclosure: What Should You Do? Part Two
    In Part One, I discussed some of the options you may consider when your house (or other property) is in foreclosure, namely mortgage modifications and short sales.  This post will focus on whether a deed in lieu of foreclosure, or a…
Rank this Week: 102

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

Covers the RIAA's lawsuits of against ordinary working people.

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 103

idealawg

idealawg

Law practice information and ideas. From Stephanie West Allen of Allen & Nichols Production.

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
  • Apr 16

    Life after law: Humor consultant

    Life after law: Humor consultant
    The job of this non-practicing lawyer includes writing comebacks to lawyer jokes! Read all about Malcolm Kushner's current career in this article from California Lawyer.
  • Apr 15

    Play as meditation, mediation, and mindfulness enhancer: A seminar for you

    Play as meditation, mediation, and mindfulness enhancer: A seminar for you
    If you believe as I do that a mindful mediator is a more effective mediator—both because of his or her adept ability to utilize conflict resolution skills but more importantly because of the direct effect he or she has on the parties'…
  • Apr 11

    April edition of MINDFULNESS RESEARCH MONTHLY now online

    April edition of MINDFULNESS RESEARCH MONTHLY now online
    Click to read the April 2014 edition of Mindfulness Research Monthly. This new edition includes 61 new cites: 16 Interventions, 21 Associations, 7 Methods, 15 Reviews, and 2 Trials.
Rank this Week: 104

Empirical Legal Studies

Empirical Legal Studies

Covers emerging empirical legal scholarship, conference updates and empirical claims. By Carolyn Shapiro, Christopher Zorn, David Stras, Dawn M. Chutkow, Frank Cross, Michael Heise, Sara Benesh, Theodore Eisenberg, William Ford and William Henderson.

http://www.elsblog.org/the_empirical_legal_studi/
  • Apr 14

    (Animated) Stata Graphic

    (Animated) Stata Graphic
    Stata's graphics capabilities--while certainly powerful--have always struck me as unduly complicated, certainly when it comes to coding graph commands. Consequently, it is with trepidation that I note a recent Stata Blog posting that…
  • Apr 9

    An Empirical Perspective on Conventional Wisdoms Relating to US Incarceration Rate

    An Empirical Perspective on Conventional Wisdoms Relating to US Incarceration Rate
    Conventional wisdom about US incarceration rates during the past few decades emphasizes the war on drugs. In a recent essay, Escaping from the Standard Story: Why the Conventional Wisdom on Prison Growth is Wrong, and Where We Can Go from...
  • Apr 3

    On Picking Winners and Loser

    On Picking Winners and Loser
    In an interesting exchange between Jacob Felson and Andrew Gelman, Gelman recommends resisting the urge to "adjudicate" competing interpretations of results (or, more specifically, "picking" one significant variable as a…
Rank this Week: 105

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports, and other matters of general interest to the Houston business, professional, and academic communities. Published by Houston attorney Tom Kirkendall.

http://blog.kir.com/
Rank this Week: 106

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 18

    Bust-up candidates not just an 80s thing

    Bust-up candidates not just an 80s thing
    Many of the cases we study in my M&A course and in Corporations stem from the mid-1980s when the "bust-up deal" was the order of the day. It's often surprising to law students that a corporation might be "worth more...
  • Apr 17

    China's odd approach to merger regulation

    China's odd approach to merger regulation
    You may have already seen this story involving the Glencore/Xstrata merger. The merger of Glencore and Xstrata created the world’s fourth-largest mining company and largest commodities trader when it was finalized last year. But as a…
  • Apr 10

    Bouchard confirmed

    Bouchard confirmed
    Yesterday, the Delaware Senate confirmed Andre Bouchard as the next Chancellor to replace Leo Strine who is now Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court. Next up on the Delaware judicial merry go round, nominating a replacement for Justice…
Rank this Week: 107

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

Covers law practice management, marketing, technology and legal careers.

http://lawyerist.com
  • Apr 19

    Why Capping Hourly Fees is (Usually) a Bad Idea

    Why Capping Hourly Fees is (Usually) a Bad Idea
    With a capped fee, there is no upside for the lawyer. The best-case scenario is he gets paid for exactly the hours he worked.Why Capping Hourly Fees is (Usually) a Bad Idea is a post from Lawyerist.com. The original content in this feed is…
  • Apr 18

    Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firm

    Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firm
    Good passwords are essential to data security, and this article has everything you need to know about creating and keeping track of good passwords.Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firms is a post from Lawyerist.com. The original…
  • Apr 18

    Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firm

    Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firm
    Good passwords are essential to data security, and this article has everything you need to know about creating and keeping track of good passwords.Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firms is a post from Lawyerist.com. The original…
Rank this Week: 108

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Apr 15

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para quarta-feira (16)

    Programação da Rádio Justiça para quarta-feira (16)
    Revista Justiça fala sobre Termo de Ajustamento de Conduta O Revista Justiça explica como funciona o meio alternativo de solução extrajudicial de conflitos que podem ser firmados entre órgãos…
  • Apr 15

    Questionada decisão do CNJ sobre composição do órgão especial do TJ-RJ

    Questionada decisão do CNJ sobre composição do órgão especial do TJ-RJ
    O Tribunal de Justiça do Rio de Janeiro (TJ-RJ) impetrou no Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) o Mandado de Segurança (MS) 32865 questionando decisão do Conselho Nacional de Justiça (CNJ) que suspendeu…
  • Apr 15

    Ex-vice-prefeito de Itu (SP) acusado de homicídio pede HC ao Supremo

    Ex-vice-prefeito de Itu (SP) acusado de homicídio pede HC ao Supremo
    Na iminência de ser julgado por Tribunal do Júri sob a acusação de homicídio e tentativa de homicídio em Itu (SP), o ex-vice-prefeito da cidade e ex-dirigente do Ituano Sociedade de Futebol Ltda,…
Rank this Week: 109

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Apr 14

    A Simple Act of Congress to Make Things Better for Startup

    A Simple Act of Congress to Make Things Better for Startup
    My friend Joe Wallin had an idea earlier today, which was, “how can Congress pass a single, simple law, to tell federal agencies to back off the rulemaking?” His idea is borne of the frustration we all feel when Congress...
  • Apr 9

    Another Car2Go story

    Another Car2Go story
    I love this service. A lot of people in Seattle are talking about the politics of ride sharing services. But Car2Go is more like a self-service. Or the loan of hardware, I guess you could say. Because you find a...
  • Apr 2

    Non-accredited crowdfunding: a license to pillage the vulnerable, or democracy in action?

    Non-accredited crowdfunding: a license to pillage the vulnerable, or democracy in action?
    The essential problem with Title III of the JOBS Act is that it doesn't pick sides.
Rank this Week: 110

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

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

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Apr 19

    Wagner v. Royal Bank of Scotland: Court Denies Motion to Dismiss Claim for Alleged 16(b) Violation

    Wagner v. Royal Bank of Scotland: Court Denies Motion to Dismiss Claim for Alleged 16(b) Violation
    In Wagner v. Royal Bank of Scotland Grp. PLC, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York denied a motion to dismiss Jeff Wagner's (the "Plaintiff") claim to recover short-swing profits generated by defendants,…
  • Apr 18

    Bank of America, Kenneth Lewis and the Financial Crisi

    Bank of America, Kenneth Lewis and the Financial Crisi
    Bank of America settled a case with the Attorney General of NY, Eric Schneiderman over the acquisition of Merrill Lynch. The settlement included a $10 payment by Kenneth Lewis, the former CEO of BofA. A copy of the settlement is here.…
  • Apr 17

    The SEC's Disclosure Project

    The SEC's Disclosure Project
    On Friday, April 11, the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance gave a speech that provided a "path" forward on the division's corporate disclosure reform project. Replacing "disclosure overload" with "disclosure…
Rank this Week: 111

CAAFlog

CAAFlog

Covers military justice appellate practice.

http://caaflog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 27

    You can’t prosecute a machine

    You can’t prosecute a machine
    o it’s not a military justice story… yet. Over at Opinio Juris they’re talking about the brand new DoD Directive 3000.09 dated November 21, 2012: Autonomy in Weapon Systems. 4. POLICY. It is DoD policy that:
  • Nov 27

    CAAF issues order to AFCCA in Carter

    CAAF issues order to AFCCA in Carter
    CAAF today issued this order to AFCCA arising from the second petition for extraordinary relief in Carter v.
  • Nov 27

    Top Ten Military Justice Stories Time Again

    Top Ten Military Justice Stories Time Again
    Going to try something novel this year.  I am taking noinations for the Top Ten Military Justice Stories of 2012.  Leave comments on this post or on our Facebook page, here, with your nominations.  Much like all those reality shows, the…
Rank this Week: 112

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Apr 19

    Pope Francis Presides at Vatican Easter Vigil Ma

    Pope Francis Presides at Vatican Easter Vigil Ma
    via www.reuters.com In his homily, the leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics recounted the Biblical story of how the faith of the apostles had been shaken after Jesus' death but confirmed... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Apr 19

    Rank ordering the likelihood of law school reform

    Rank ordering the likelihood of law school reform
    I have to give a talk next month on the state of legal education. As someone who falls in between the "law school is a scam" and the "law school is great" folks, I think the system doesn't need to be... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Apr 19

    I'm going to New Zealand. Yes, really. No, seriously.

    I'm going to New Zealand. Yes, really. No, seriously.
    As regular readers know, I've been resisting travel for several years due to the combined miseries of enduring TSA groping and suffering from a bad back. With the considerable improvement of my back... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 113

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Professors Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Apr 18

    AK: Apology Immunity Bill Passe

    AK: Apology Immunity Bill Passe
    The Alaska legislature has passed an apology immunity bill. As is typical with many of these bills, it distinguishes between admissions, which remain admissible, and expressions of sympathy, which would become inadmissible. The bill cleared…
  • Apr 17

    FL: Task Force That Recommended Med Mal Cap Endorses Constitutional Amendment

    FL: Task Force That Recommended Med Mal Cap Endorses Constitutional Amendment
    In 2002, then-Governor Jeb Bush appointed 5 members to a panel to advise about an alleged med mal crisis. The panel recommended med mal caps on non-economic damages. In 2003, the legislature passed a cap; the Florida Supreme Court…
  • Apr 16

    LA: Bill to Drop $50K Limit for Jury Trial Voted Down by House

    LA: Bill to Drop $50K Limit for Jury Trial Voted Down by House
    Two weeks ago, I reported that a bill to remove the $50K minimum to request a jury trial had passed a key committee vote in the House. Today the full House voted the bill down 51-49, with 5 members not...
Rank this Week: 114

Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

Covers various topics that arise in the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation. By James M. Beck and Mark Herrmann.

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    The Ninth Circuit Taketh Away on Daubert

    The Ninth Circuit Taketh Away on Daubert
    We reported on the Northern District of California’s order granting summary judgment in Messick v. Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp. when it came out in February 2013, and a good and proper order it was.  The plaintiff was treated…
  • Apr 18

    Sweet Home [Fill in the Blank] − A Sea Change In Personal Jurisdiction?

    Sweet Home [Fill in the Blank] − A Sea Change In Personal Jurisdiction?
    We’ve been reviewing the (relatively, in Internet time) recent Supreme Court decision in Daimler AG v. Bauman, 134 S.Ct. 746 (2014), and having done so we recommend it to anyone representing overseas clients worried about being swept…
  • Apr 17

    O Defect, Defect! Wherefore art thou Defect?

    O Defect, Defect! Wherefore art thou Defect?
                This post is from the non-Reed Smith side of the blog.            This is apparently the question the court was asking…
Rank this Week: 115

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

Covers vehicle accidents, clergy abuse, personal injury and wrongful death. By Bisnar & Chase.

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Orange County Couple Seriously Injured in Dog Attack

    Orange County Couple Seriously Injured in Dog Attack
    A man and a woman were seriously injured in a dog attack after their son's shepherd-pit bull mix mauled them. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the dog bite incident occurred at a home in the 9900 block of Oakwood…
  • Mar 31

    Pit Bull Severely Injures 11-year-old Boy

    Pit Bull Severely Injures 11-year-old Boy
    An 11-year-old boy suffered a severe mouth wound after a dog attack in Winchester the afternoon of March 29, 2014. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the boy was inside the den of a house on Stuber Street playing with…
  • Mar 28

    Seven Injured in Lake Los Angeles Car Accident

    Seven Injured in Lake Los Angeles Car Accident
    Seven people were injured, at least one critically, in a two-vehicle crash in Lake Los Angeles the evening of March 27, 2014. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the major injury collision occurred at the intersection of 165th Street…
Rank this Week: 116

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Apr 19

    Fish Waved in Parliament

    Fish Waved in Parliament
    The parliament was Italy's, and the fish was reportedly a sea bass: If you want to know why he was waving it, here's the story, but I really think this is one where the waving of the fish (which…
  • Apr 17

    TSA Turns Away Mute Stroke Victim

    TSA Turns Away Mute Stroke Victim
    KABC in Los Angeles reported on April 5 that our heroes in the TSA had successfully prevented another innocent disabled person from flying. This time it was a wheelchair-bound stroke victim who couldn't answer questions about her expired…
  • Apr 15

    Judge Posner Blasts Banana Lady

    Judge Posner Blasts Banana Lady
    I'm a big fan of using images in briefs and opinions when that is appropriate, and it's hard to think of a more appropriate case than one involving a lady in a banana suit. The specific case I'm thinking…
Rank this Week: 117

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi bring us their and their guests views on a variety of hot legal topics. Part of the Legal Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/
  • Apr 7

    Revenge Porn: Criminal Legislation vs. Rights and Freedom

    Revenge Porn: Criminal Legislation vs. Rights and Freedom
    Six states have passed laws to address revenge porn, but critics say those laws may infringe upon First Amendment rights and subject people to needless criminal prosecution. Critics of anti-revenge porn laws believe the laws as drafted are…
  • Mar 25

    Revenge Porn: Societal Costs and Legislative Solution

    Revenge Porn: Societal Costs and Legislative Solution
    The non-consensual posting of nude or sexual media by one person of another is known as Revenge Porn. Many victims report that this practice has had detrimental effects on their lives. Of those surveyed, 90 percent are women and 49 percent…
  • Mar 11

    The Ramifications of NSA Monitoring on Attorney-Client Privilege and the Bill of Right

    The Ramifications of NSA Monitoring on Attorney-Client Privilege and the Bill of Right
    Attorney-Client Privilege predates US history and is a fixture of Western Law. Pro advocates of its proliferation declare its necessity to a fair and adequate defense. According to many legal experts, NSA monitoring of privileged…
Rank this Week: 118

UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

Covers UK and European human rights cases and laws. By 1 Crown Office Row.

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • Apr 18

    Not unlawful to refuse egg freezing therapy for Crohn’s sufferer

    Not unlawful to refuse egg freezing therapy for Crohn’s sufferer
    Rose, R (on the application of) v Thanet Clinical Commissioning Group [2014] EWHC 1182 (Admin) 15 April 2014 – read judgment Jeremy Hyam of 1 Crown Office Row represented the claimant in this case. He had nothing to do with the…
  • Apr 17

    Article 11: Right to strike and insecure workers – Lauren Godfrey

    Article 11: Right to strike and insecure workers – Lauren Godfrey
    Two different bodies in the last week have reflected on issues concerning the fundamental imbalance in the employment relationship. This provides an opportunity to reflect on what, if any, role human rights principles have in redressing that…
  • Apr 15

    Public and private law wrongs are not the same – Court of Appeal

    Public and private law wrongs are not the same – Court of Appeal
     Tchenguiz v. Director of the Serious Fraud Office [2014] EWCA Civ 472, 15 April 2014 – read judgment This judgment is a neat illustration of how important it is to keep the concepts of public law and private law unlawfulness…
Rank this Week: 119

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 120

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Apr 19

    Segregation of Initial Margin Posted in Connection with Uncleared Swap

    Segregation of Initial Margin Posted in Connection with Uncleared Swap
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Leigh R. Fraser, partner and co-head of the hedge funds group at Ropes & Gray LLP, and is based on a Ropes & Gray publication by Ms. Fraser, Isabel K.R. Dische, and Molly…
  • Apr 18

    The Robust Use of Civil and Criminal Actions to Police the Market

    The Robust Use of Civil and Criminal Actions to Police the Market
    Editor's Note: Mary Jo White is Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This post is based on Chair White’s remarks to the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) 2014 Compliance & Legal Society…
  • Apr 18

    Equity Overvaluation and Short Selling

    Equity Overvaluation and Short Selling
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Messod Daniel Beneish, Professor of Accounting at Indiana University, Bloomington; Charles M. Lee, Professor of Accounting at Stanford University; and Craig Nichols, Assistant Professor of…
Rank this Week: 121

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Apr 18

    Update on General Mills' Forced Arbitration Clause

    Update on General Mills' Forced Arbitration Clause
    Jeremy Telman's post yesterday provided a nice overview of General Mills' mandatory arbitration clause. But wait - now there's more. GM is apparently providing an "opt-out," but you have to read the fine print. Bob Sullivan has an…
  • Apr 18

    Making the Fine Print Fair Symposium

    Making the Fine Print Fair Symposium
    For those of you unable to attend the "Making the Fine Print Fair" Symposium, hosted by the Georgetown Consumer Law Society and Citizen Works -Fair Contracts.org, here is a link to a Livestream of the program. It was an…
  • Apr 17

    General Mills Leads the Way (Into Compelled Arbitration)

    General Mills Leads the Way (Into Compelled Arbitration)
    According to this article in today's New York Times, General Mills has added language to its website designed to force anyone who interacts with the company to disclaim any right to bring a legal action against it in a court...
Rank this Week: 122

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

Offers business trial law with a sense of humor. By Barry Barnett.

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Apr 9

    Bridgegate: Who Went Too Far -- the New Jersey Legislature or the Judge Who Quashed Its Subpoenas?

    Bridgegate: Who Went Too Far -- the New Jersey Legislature or the Judge Who Quashed Its Subpoenas?
    The George Washington Bridge. Who has the better argument in the Bridgegate subpoena flap? New Jersey Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson on April 9 quashed subpoenas that a special investigative committee of the Garden State's legislature…
  • Apr 4

    DuPont Deflects Kevlar Antitrust Claim

    DuPont Deflects Kevlar Antitrust Claim
    Do federal judges protect their own? Before Blawgletter suggests an answer, let's look at the case that raises the question. The Fourth Circuit upheld a summary judgment for E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., ruling that the South Korean...
  • Apr 3

    DuPont Deflects Antitrust Claim over Kevlar

    DuPont Deflects Antitrust Claim over Kevlar
    The Fourth Circuit upheld a summary judgment for E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., ruling that the South Korean plaintiff, Kolon Industries Incorporated, failed to raise a fact issue either as to DuPont's "monopoly power" in the…
Rank this Week: 123

NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

Focuses on New Jersey divorce and estate planning. By Paul G. Kostro.

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
Rank this Week: 124

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Apr 19

    Hiring Help

    Hiring Help
    From the Atlantic: When Lorrie Moore, acclaimed author of A Gate at The Stairs and Birds of America, released Bark, her first short story collection in 16 years, on February 25th, critics were dismayed to find that such a long...
  • Apr 18

    Anti-Adultery Law

    Anti-Adultery Law
    From USA Today: The New Hampshire state Senate voted Thursday to repeal its anti-adultery law, sending the bill to Gov. Maggie Hassan, who says she's likely to sign it into law. Under the law the Legislature voted to repeal, adultery...
  • Apr 17

    Lozano v. Alvarez

    Lozano v. Alvarez
    From Margaret Ryznar, writing for the Huffington Post: In early March, the United States Supreme Court handed down the opinion in its most recent international abduction case, Lozano v. Alvarez. Justice Thomas wrote for the unanimous Court,…
Rank this Week: 125

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Apr 19

    Video Surveillance

    Video Surveillance
    Last fall, the New York Times posted an informative blog article discussing the pros and cons of families placing hidden cameras to protect loved ones from being abused or neglected in nursing homes. Certainly, many of the most shocking cases…
  • Apr 18

    The Dementia Village

    The Dementia Village
    Often this blog focuses on things going wrong in the nursing home and elder care industries. Today though, the focus is on a groundbreaking facility in Holland that seems to be getting a lot of things right. De Hogewayk is a special home…
  • Apr 17

    Repeat Offender

    Repeat Offender
    Government officials in Texas are squabbling over whether to terminate state contracts with nursing homes which repeatedly are found to abuse and neglect residents. The Department of Aging and Disability Services (aka DADS) in Texas has…
Rank this Week: 126

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 16

    Chen Min (Xiao Shu 笑蜀) to speak at GWU Law School (April 22)

    Chen Min (Xiao Shu 笑蜀) to speak at GWU Law School (April 22)
    Noted political commentator and former (...
  • Apr 16

    Mike Dowdle on Cai Dingjian

    Mike Dowdle on Cai Dingjian
    Here's a very nice tribute to the late constitutional law scholar Cai Dingjian by Mike Dowdle of National University of Singapore. (It's at the end of the book review.)
  • Apr 9

    More on the debate over Confucius Institute

    More on the debate over Confucius Institute
    On February 14th I posted what was definitely not a valentine to Confucius Institutes written by University of Chicago anthropologist Marshall Sahlins, as well as a response written by my colleague Ed McCord. Sahlins has now written a…
Rank this Week: 127

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

Features news and Information for and about organizational ombuds. By Tom Kosakowski.

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Update: Gov. Christie Appoints an Ombud

    Update: Gov. Christie Appoints an Ombud
    New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie has named Patrick E. Hobbs, Dean of Seton Hall University School of Law, as the first Ombudsman for the Office of the Governor. According to the New York Times, Hobbs will be in charge of ensuring that…
  • Apr 15

    Job Posting: University of Minnesota

    Job Posting: University of Minnesota
    The of U of M is hiring a Director for its Office for Conflict Resolution. The position provides informal dispute resolution services -- including private consultations, facilitated discussions, and mediation -- to non-bargaining unit…
  • Apr 14

    Coalition of Federal Ombudsman Elects Officers for 2014

    Coalition of Federal Ombudsman Elects Officers for 2014
    CoFO has elected new officers.  Wendy Kamenshine (CFPB), Neal Cohen (CPSC), Craig Cabrera (TSA), and Virginia Behr (FDA/CDER) have all rotated off the board.  Here are the new officers: Chair -- Scott M. Deyo, Ombudsman,…
Rank this Week: 128

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 129

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    Can't Anybody Play This Game?

    Can't Anybody Play This Game?
    I read Rick Perlstein's Goldwater book a few years back with pleasure and profit.  I picked up a copy of Nixonland but it has been languishing on the shelf.  Seeing that he has another on the way, I figured it was time I played…
  • Apr 18

    Ingham's The Nature of Money

    Ingham's The Nature of Money
    Geoffrey Ingham, The Nature of Money,  I think this is a remarkable book.  I'm a little out of my depth here (and actually, I haven't finished it) but it's the most useful thing I ever read on the topic.  Put narrowly, it…
  • Apr 14

    No Time like the Present

    No Time like the Present
       "October: This is one of the particularly dangerous months to invest in stocks. Other dangerous months are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February."So Mark Twain, or so it is…
Rank this Week: 130

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

Discusses issues of media law and responsibility with a special focus on libel and privacy law and the balance between the two.

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 131

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. Published by Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • May 8

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013
    Compiled  from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and…
  • May 8

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013
    Compiled  from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and…
  • May 1

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 1, 2013

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 1, 2013
    Compiled from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week's update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and announcements.  Follow…
Rank this Week: 132

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 133

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 134

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 135