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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/
  • Jan 25

    To Litigate or To Mediate?

    To Litigate or To Mediate?
    The loss of a loved one coupled with an actual or perceived impropriety in the handling of his/her estate often results in contentious estate litigation. And, while litigation may ultimately resolve the dispute, it is not always the best…
  • Jan 23

    Hull on Estates #403 – Costs in litigation

    Hull on Estates #403 – Costs in litigation
    Listen to Hull on Estates #403 – Costs in litigation Today on Hull on Estates, Noah Weisberg and Paul Trudelle discuss the recent Court of Appeal decision of Heston-Cook v. Schneider and the effects this has on cost awards in estate…
  • Jan 23

    Blended Cost

    Blended Cost
    “Blended costs” were endorsed last year by the Court of Appeal for Ontario in Sawdon Estate v. Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Canada. The policy underling such costs orders is that there are situations in which a…
Rank this Week: 91

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: 92

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
  • Jul 4

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?
    I practice in the Washington, DC area. Lots of my clients work for federal agencies and contractors who require security clearances as a condition of their employment. The first question they ask when them come to see me is whether a…
  • Jun 18

    Another Appeals Court Approves 2nd Mortgage Stripping in Chapter 20 Case

    Another Appeals Court Approves 2nd Mortgage Stripping in Chapter 20 Case
    The U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, ruled that in a chapter 13 case filed within four years of a previous chapter 7 case (a so-called “chapter 20″), the chapter 13 plan could strip a completely unsecured junior…
  • Jun 8

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”
    Good bankruptcy attorneys spend a lot of time talking with their clients. They give them an awful lot of information. Sometimes clients forget. One of the things clients sometimes forget is the requirement in the Bankruptcy Code…
Rank this Week: 93

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jan 26

    A Year After Suing Landlord, Still No Heat

    A Year After Suing Landlord, Still No Heat
    New York Housing Court sounds like a disaster: Two weeks ago, a city housing inspector visited an apartment on the fourth floor of 940 Prospect Place in Brooklyn and issued a violation to the landlord for inadequate heat. The visit...
  • Jan 26

    Fischel on The Politics and Economics of Metropolitan Sprawl

    Fischel on The Politics and Economics of Metropolitan Sprawl
    William Fischel (Dartmouth - Econ) has posted The Politics and Economics of Metropolitan Sprawl (Book Chapter) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This is chapter 8 from my forthcoming book, "Zoning Rules! The Economics of Land Use…
  • Jan 23

    Valparaiso Seeks to Fill Two Property Positions for 2015-16

    Valparaiso Seeks to Fill Two Property Positions for 2015-16
    As a result of some sudden retirements, Valparaiso is seeking two property profs to start teaching in the 2015-2016 academic year. The school's advertisements are reproduced below: FULL TIME TENURE TRACK – 2015-16 Academic Year VALPARAISO…
Rank this Week: 94

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/
  • Jan 14

    Fears | Nachawati Attorneys make D Magazine's 2015 Best Lawyers List

    Fears | Nachawati Attorneys make D Magazine's 2015 Best Lawyers List
    Fears | Nachawati Law Firm is proud to announce two of our top attorneys have been selected by D Magazine for its 2015 “Best Lawyers in Dallas” edition. Cofounding partner, Majed Nachawati, has been selected for the second year in…
  • Oct 27

    Tylenol Side Effects Links to Liver Damage

    Tylenol Side Effects Links to Liver Damage
    Tylenol is the most popular over-the-counter pain relief medication used by millions of people both in the United States and around the world to alleviate ailments such as aches, pain, colds, and fever. Manufactured by Johnson & Johnson,…
  • Sep 10

    Boston Scientific Ordered to Pay $73 Million Over Defective Vaginal Mesh Device

    Boston Scientific Ordered to Pay $73 Million Over Defective Vaginal Mesh Device
    After a two week trial in state court in Dallas, Texas, the 12 person jury has reached a verdict Salazar v. Boston Scientific. The verdict comes after a mesh lawsuit was filed by Plaintiff, Martha Salazar, who was implanted with the Obtryx…
Rank this Week: 95

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Jan 23

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: David K. Brown & Derek B. Swanson, Securities Regulation, 65 Mercer L. Rev. 1087 (2014). Winthrop N. Brown, With This ring, I Thee…
  • Jan 23

    Jackson, Jiang & Mitts on Information Dissemination

    Jackson, Jiang & Mitts on Information Dissemination
    Robert J. Jackson Jr., Wei Jiang, and Joshua Mitts have posted How Quickly Do Markets Learn? Private Information Dissemination in a Natural Experiment on SSRN with the following abstract: Using data from a unique episode in which the SEC…
  • Jan 23

    Heese on SEC Enforcement

    Heese on SEC Enforcement
    Jonas Heese has posted Government Preferences and SEC Enforcement on SSRN with the following abstract: I examine whether political pressure by the government as a response to voters’ general interest in protecting employment is reflected in…
Rank this Week: 96

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 97

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Jan 26

    New UCL Prop. 64 standing opinion: Sarun v. Dignity Health

    New UCL Prop. 64 standing opinion: Sarun v. Dignity Health
    In Sarun v. Dignity Health, ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Dec. 15, 2014; pub. ord. Jan. 6, 2015), the plaintiff's UCL and CLRA causes of action alleged that the defendant hospital failed to disclose that it charged uninsured patients more for…
  • Jan 23

    Post-Brinker class certification opinion of note: Martinez v. Joe's Crab Shack Holding

    Post-Brinker class certification opinion of note: Martinez v. Joe's Crab Shack Holding
    Almost a year ago, I put together a list of twelve post-Brinker class certification opinions of note in wage and hour cases. One of the opinions was Martinez v. Joe’s Crab Shack Holdings, 221 Cal.App.4th 1148 (2013), in which the...
  • Jan 22

    New UCL "unlawful" prong opinion: Audio Visual Services Group, Inc. v. Superior Court

    New UCL "unlawful" prong opinion: Audio Visual Services Group, Inc. v. Superior Court
    In Audio Visual Services Group, Inc. v. Superior Court, ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Jan. 21, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Three) held that the trial court should have sustained the defendant's demurrer to the…
Rank this Week: 98

Freedom To Differ

Freedom To Differ

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: 99

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: 100

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

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

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

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

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

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

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

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

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 101

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/
  • Jan 26

    Court Rejects VPPA Claim Against Viacom and Google Based on Failure to Disclose Identity

    Court Rejects VPPA Claim Against Viacom and Google Based on Failure to Disclose Identity
    I blogged before about the privacy lawsuit against Viacom and Google over the disclosure of the viewing habits of minors. The court previously rejected the claims on the basis that the disclosure of user attributes (such as demographic…
  • Jan 21

    Another Keyword Advertising Lawsuit Fails Badly

    Another Keyword Advertising Lawsuit Fails Badly
    This case is so pathetic, it probably only warrants a tweet. The TL; DR version: another trademark owner initiates a lawsuit over keyword advertising and gets crushed in court. The end. The antagonist is a Florida van rental service…
  • Jan 19

    Vonage Isn’t Liable For Disclosing ‘Unlisted’ Phone Number

    Vonage Isn’t Liable For Disclosing ‘Unlisted’ Phone Number
    Miller is a psychologist who undertakes efforts to keep his phone number unlisted. As part of his work, he evaluated the mental health of criminal defendants. (For various reasons, his family wished to keep the number unlisted as well). He...
Rank this Week: 102

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

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

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jan 21

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Matter of A.J.

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Matter of A.J.
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DEPENDENT NEGLECT DA 14-0366, 2015 MT 17N, IN THE MATTER OF: A.J., A Youth in Need of Care.
  • Jan 21

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Ellison v. State

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Ellison v. State
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – POSTCONVICTION DA 13-0846, 2015 MT 16N, LIONEL SCOTT ELLISON, Petitioner and Appellant, v. STATE OF MONTANA, Respondent and Appellee.
  • Jan 20

    OPINION: City of Helena v. Heppner

    OPINION: City of Helena v. Heppner
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – MUNICIPAL COURT APPEAL DA 14-0130, 2015 MT 15, CITY OF HELENA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. RUDOLPH HEPPNER, Defendant and Appellant.
Rank this Week: 103

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/
  • Jan 9

    Lexis Gains Exclusive Legal Information Provider Status of The New York Time

    Lexis Gains Exclusive Legal Information Provider Status of The New York Time
    LexisNexis representatives are sending out notices that they are now the exclusive provider of The New York Times content for the legal market. For those of you that are keeping score, this adds to LexisNexis' exclusive content with Factiva…
  • Jan 8

    Marketing a Law Firm As If It Were A Music Festival

    Marketing a Law Firm As If It Were A Music Festival
    If you've seen any concert festival posters over the past few years, you'll notice that the bigger the band is, the bigger the font is. As I was thumbing through some of my reading yesterday, I saw an article on "Top 10 font size shockers…
  • Dec 30

    To Be CI or Do CI - That is the Question

    To Be CI or Do CI - That is the Question
    On December 23rd,  Arun Jethmalani, Founder & Managing Director at ValueNotes Database Pvt. Ltd. in India, published an article to LinkedIn entitled 5 Debates about Competitive Intelligence that will never be resolved.  The…
Rank this Week: 104

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    Woman Injured in Anaheim Car Accident

    Woman Injured in Anaheim Car Accident
    A woman was injured in an Anaheim car accident after two cars collided. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the injury crash occurred on South Knott Avenue between West Olinda Lane and West Ariel Place the afternoon of…
  • Jan 18

    Pedestrian Killed In San Bernardino Crosswalk Accident

    Pedestrian Killed In San Bernardino Crosswalk Accident
    Guy Burling, 54, was killed in a San Bernardino pedestrian accident when he was struck by a vehicle in a crosswalk. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the fatal pedestrian collision occurred the afternoon of January 13, 2015…
  • Jan 14

    Driver Charged with Child Endangerment in Anaheim School Bus Accident

    Driver Charged with Child Endangerment in Anaheim School Bus Accident
    A former school bus driver who officials say passed out while taking a group of kids home and crashed into a tree is facing felony child abuse and endangerment as a well ad perjury charges in connection with a school bus crash in Anaheim…
Rank this Week: 105

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
  • Jan 25

    Try out the new training video resources and new user guide of i-law.com

    Try out the new training video resources and new user guide of i-law.com
    A new user guide in PDF format and a series of online training videos were developed by i-law.com recently to enhance your searching skills and techniques in using i-law.com e-resources anytime anywhere. Training videos focus on four areas…
  • Jan 23

    Law journals – Table of Contents (A)

    Law journals – Table of Contents (A)
    Selected Law Journals: Table of Contents This list covers top ranked (A or A*) law journals selected from the ARC (Australian Research Council) ranked journal list and Asian law related journals of interest to the HKU community. Table of…
  • Jan 23

    Law journals – Table of Contents (B)

    Law journals – Table of Contents (B)
    Selected Law Journals: Table of Contents This list covers top ranked (A or A*) law journals selected from the ARC (Australian Research Council) ranked journal list and Asian law related journals of interest to the HKU community. Table of…
Rank this Week: 106

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Jan 25

    Court Appoints Counsel in IP Case

    Court Appoints Counsel in IP Case
    Vogue Tyre & Rubber Co. v. Mendez, No. 14 C 5839, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 1, 2014) (Shadur, Sen. J.). Judge Shadur appointed defendant counsel from the N.D. Illinois trial bar with experience in IP cases, after finding that…
  • Jan 23

    Ordinary Meaning Relied Upon When the Patent Does Not Require More than That

    Ordinary Meaning Relied Upon When the Patent Does Not Require More than That
    Sonix Tech. Co., Ltd. V. Pubs. Int’l, Ltd., No. 13 C 2082, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 30, 2014) (St. Eve, J.). Judge St. Eve construed the disputed terms of the patent in suit in this case regarding graphic indicators on a surface that…
  • Jan 21

    Northern District of Illinois Practice Tips Nos. 21-25

    Northern District of Illinois Practice Tips Nos. 21-25
    At the start of the new year, many of us are spending time looking back at where we have come from and forward to where we want to go. As part of that process, many are making resolutions to make 2015 better than ever.  In that spirit,…
Rank this Week: 107

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/
  • Jan 13

    The Great Litigation Game

    The Great Litigation Game
    Cain and Solomon have published their paper, A Great Game: The Dynamics of State Competition and Litigation. They find evidence of competition, perhaps inadvertant, for corporate litigation: We theorize a multi-dimensional picture of…
  • Jan 13

    Insider trading may derail merger

    Insider trading may derail merger
    In China, a merger between two large state-owned railroad companies may be heading for trouble. Why? Apparently 20 executives in both companies AND their families were engaged in insider trading in the 6 months leading up to the announcement…
  • Jan 9

    Bill like a banker

    Bill like a banker
    Don't like the billable hour? Then bill like a banker. AmLawDaily has been poking around the CVR docket and they pulled a copy of Wachtell's fee letter. The American Lawyer has obtained what appears to be a standard fee agreement...
Rank this Week: 108

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. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 24

    DESI VI Workshop on Machine Learning in E-Discovery & Information Governance

    DESI VI Workshop on Machine Learning in E-Discovery & Information Governance
    Organizing Committee:Jason R. Baron, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; University of MarylandJack G. Conrad, Thomson ReutersAmanda Jones, H5Dave Lewis, David D. Lewis ConsultingDouglas W. Oard, University of MarylandPurpose: The DESI VI…
  • Jan 23

    What CENTCOM Can Teach You About Cloud Security

    What CENTCOM Can Teach You About Cloud Security
    By Sekhar SarukkaiIndividuals calling themselves the “CyberCaliphate” hacked into the Twitter feed for the U.S. military’s Central Command last week, and for 40 minutes posted photos, links, and videos before the account was…
  • Jan 22

    Podcast: The Government’s Dark Data: A Decade of Discovery

    Podcast: The Government’s Dark Data: A Decade of Discovery
    By Sharon Nelson, John Simek and Guest Jason BaronIn this episode of Digital Detectives, Sharon Nelson and John Simek interview Jason Baron about information governance, dark data, open government, and his role in The…
Rank this Week: 109

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

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

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case
    In UMG Escape Media, the Court has granted summary judgment finding the individual defendants to be liable for copyright infringement. September 29, 2014, decision granting summary judgment against individual defendants Ray Beckerman, P.C.
  • Sep 29

    New ruling in Capitol v MP3Tunes, reduces punitive damages, denies Robertson motion for new trial

    New ruling in Capitol v MP3Tunes, reduces punitive damages, denies Robertson motion for new trial
    In Capitol Records v. MP3Tunes, the Judge has denied individual defendant Michael Robertson's motion for a new trial, but reduced the punitive damages award on the state law claims for pre-1972 recordings. September 29, 2014, Decision,…
  • Jun 13

    2nd Circuit OK's scanning whole books for research as fair use in Authors Guild v HathiTrust

    2nd Circuit OK's scanning whole books for research as fair use in Authors Guild v HathiTrust
    In Authors Guild v. HathiTrust, the US Court of Appeals has ruled that scanning whole books for research purposes is fair use. In HathiTrust, a group of universities took digital scans prepared by Google and stored them in a "digital…
Rank this Week: 110

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
Rank this Week: 111

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
Rank this Week: 112

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: 113

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
  • Jan 11

    You are biased but I'm not: Bias perception, the spiral of conflict, and the role of the mediator

    You are biased but I'm not: Bias perception, the spiral of conflict, and the role of the mediator
    The word "Truth" etched in the pieces of this sculpture on Canyon Road in Santa Fe If we disagree with someone, we typically view the other person as more influenced by bias than are we. That perception of bias can be a monumental…
  • Jan 10

    What's the role of playfulness in creativity?

    What's the role of playfulness in creativity?
    An important topic: play. Fortunately it is receiving serious attention these days. For example, Current Biology has devoted an edition to it. An excerpt from the article "Playfuness and creativity": Having fun is a good reason to…
  • Dec 21

    Reminiscing this holiday season? Here are some benefits of nostalgia

    Reminiscing this holiday season? Here are some benefits of nostalgia
    Thanksgiving in Manassas, Virginia This season often brings with it memories fond to hard, and glad to sad. Did you know that nostalgia is a focus of much research? And that it has many benefits? Enjoy or at least value those thoughts of the…
Rank this Week: 114

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: 115

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
  • Jan 26

    ISS 2015 Independent Chair Policy FAQ

    ISS 2015 Independent Chair Policy FAQ
    Editor's Note: Carol Bowie is Head of Americas Research at Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS). This post relates to ISS independent chair voting policy guidelines for 2015. 1. How does the new approach differ from the previous…
  • Jan 26

    Gender Diversity at Silicon Valley Public Companies 2014

    Gender Diversity at Silicon Valley Public Companies 2014
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from David A. Bell and Shulamite Shen White, partner and senior associate in the corporate and securities group at Fenwick & West LLP. This post is based on portions of a Fenwick publication…
  • Jan 25

    New Decision Holds Some Post-Closing Purchase Price Adjustment Provisions Unenforceable

    New Decision Holds Some Post-Closing Purchase Price Adjustment Provisions Unenforceable
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Lisa R. Stark and Jessica C. Pearlman, partners in the Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions practice at K&L Gates LLP, and is based on a K&L Gates publication by Ms. Stark and Ms.…
Rank this Week: 116

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
Rank this Week: 117

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/
  • Jan 26

    Deflate-Gate Wasn’t the Only Blowout Last Week

    Deflate-Gate Wasn’t the Only Blowout Last Week
    This past week you probably heard the low monotone sound that emanates from Patriot head coach Bill Belichick’s mouth whenever he’s explaining deflate-gate and trying to muster up the energy to drool out words that ultimately…
  • Jan 23

    Putting Ascertainability into Rule 23

    Putting Ascertainability into Rule 23
    Following the completion of its overhaul of Rules 26(b)(1) and 37(e) (see our most recent post here), the federal Advisory Committee on Civil Rules is set to take up Fed. R. Civ. P. 23, concerning class actions.  Sadly, our preferred…
  • Jan 22

    Homeopathic Drugs – Eh, We Don’t Know

    Homeopathic Drugs – Eh, We Don’t Know
    It’s difficult to draw concrete conclusions in the world of homeopathic drugs.  It seems that we don’t know exactly what they are, why they work or whether they even do work.  We’re not exactly sure why we take…
Rank this Week: 118

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]
    For patient investors everywhere. ---- The Regulator Who Explained the Worldhttps://hbr.org/2012/03/the-regulator-who-explained-th.html ---- Shared via my feedly reader Sent from my iPhone
  • Aug 28

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...
    The answer is I'm fine, thanks for askin.' Just that my blogging tastes seem to have changed, at least for the moment. Maybe they'll change again. In the meantime, if I feel I have something to say, I suppose I will post it here but then…
  • Aug 18

    From the Inbox

    From the Inbox
    From her corner office in New York’s Rockefeller Center, [Rebecca Patterson] the chief investment officer of Bessemer Trust Co. is putting $55.7 billion in client assets under geopolitical stress. ...  Patterson joined Bessemer,…
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

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Jan 25

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing
    This weekend I've read Paul Muldoon's newly published collection of poems, "One Thousand Things Worth Knowing." (The dust jacket sports a very pleasing design by the ubiquitous Quemadura, a brilliant designer and a kind man I will…
  • Nov 16

    ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and Established Angel Group Certification

    ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and Established Angel Group Certification
    I've just listened to an archived recording of an excellent webinar presented by the Angel Capital Association last week (I had intended to listen in real time, but got pulled away): ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and…
  • Nov 4

    A Sestina About Copyright

    A Sestina About Copyright
    Sestinas are all about copyright!
Rank this Week: 121

NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

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

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
  • Jan 8

    The power of remittitur

    The power of remittitur
    Law Lessons from Mickens v. Misdom and City of Elizabeth, __ N.J. Super. __ (App. Div. 2015), Docket No. A-0326-13T3, January 7, 2015: The legal principles outlined in He v. Miller, 207 N.J. 230 (2011), are: The power of remittitur is not to…
  • Jan 7

    The New Jersey Tort Claims Act

    The New Jersey Tort Claims Act
    Law Lessons from Wilson v. Podeia, App. Div., January 6, 2015: The Supreme Court has consistently construed the New Jersey Tort Claims Act (TCA), N.J.S.A. 59:1-1 to 12-3, to favor immunity for public entities as the rule and the imposition of…
  • Jan 6

    Law on relocation

    Law on relocation
    Law Lessons from Hammond v. Hammond, App. Div., No. A-4791-12T3, January 2, 2015: Our law on relocation is well established. When children are natives of New Jersey, judicial approval is required to authorize their relocation to another…
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TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jan 26

    Graham on Doctrinal Innovations in Tort Law

    Graham on Doctrinal Innovations in Tort Law
    Kyle Graham (Santa Clara) has posted to SSRN The Diffusion of Doctrinal Innovations in Tort Law. The abstract provides: This article examines the diffusion of “innovations” — new ideas — in tort law. Drawing from a larger body of…
  • Jan 23

    Xarelto Mass Tort Docket Established in Philly

    Xarelto Mass Tort Docket Established in Philly
    Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Administrative Judge Kevin Dougherty has created a mass tort docket for Xarelto, a blood thinner alleged to cause uncontrollable and sometimes fatal bleeding. Approximately 75 cases will be transferred to…
  • Jan 21

    NPR Covers MA Disclosure and Early Offer Law

    NPR Covers MA Disclosure and Early Offer Law
    In 2012, Massachusetts enacted a disclosure and early offer law for medical injuries. NPR covers the law here. There's not much empirical data (it's fairly early), but the story describes a particular case: The law mandates that people give…
Rank this Week: 124

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
  • Jan 23

    TTIP – more “foreign” judges criticising “our” laws?

    TTIP – more “foreign” judges criticising “our” laws?
    Last week, on 15 January 2015, TTIP was debated in the House of Commons – see here. It is important for us all, but why? TTIP stands for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, a proposed trade agreement…
  • Jan 22

    The Changing Face of the European Court of Human Rights: Public Lecture by Judge Paul Mahoney

    The Changing Face of the European Court of Human Rights: Public Lecture by Judge Paul Mahoney
    Thursday 5 February 2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta as well as the 50th anniversary of the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London. To commemorate both of these milestones, the Human Rights Collegium at Queen Mary…
  • Jan 22

    Nonagenarian unlawfully detained in care home for nearly two year

    Nonagenarian unlawfully detained in care home for nearly two year
    Essex County Council v RF and Others (deprivation of liberty and damages) [2015] EWCOP 1 – read judgment The Court of Protection has castigated the actions of a County Council in depriving an old person of his liberty and dignity in…
Rank this Week: 123

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/
  • Jan 23

    Soto v. Bushmaster

    Soto v. Bushmaster
    In this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Bob Ambrogi interviews Elliot Fineman from the National Gun Victims Action Council, Charles Heller from Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, and Professor Nicholas Johnson from Fordham…
  • Jan 9

    The Senate Committee Study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program

    The Senate Committee Study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program
    In December 2014, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released its study on the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program. Among the many infractions alleged were unlawful torture, coverups, wrongful detention, and unauthorized…
  • Dec 26

    Animals’ Writ of Habeas Corpus: Autonomy, Self Determination, and Chimpanzee

    Animals’ Writ of Habeas Corpus: Autonomy, Self Determination, and Chimpanzee
    On December 2, 2013, the first ever lawsuit on behalf of captive chimpanzees was filed in the New York Supreme Court. The objective of that lawsuit was to grant Tommy (a chimpanzee) bodily freedom through a common law writ of habeas corpus.…
Rank this Week: 125

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Jan 25

    Police: Suspect Is White Male, Average Height & Build, Has Mouth, Two Eye

    Police: Suspect Is White Male, Average Height & Build, Has Mouth, Two Eye
    The lead-in by ABC13 News in Houston pretty much sums it up: The Rosenberg Police Department admitted that this might be a "long shot," but decided to release the sketch anyway, because you never know. On the department's Facebook…
  • Jan 23

    Again, Accused Taggers Should Reconsider Tagging the Courthouse

    Again, Accused Taggers Should Reconsider Tagging the Courthouse
    In covering some of these stories, I sometimes wonder whether I am potentially helping to deter future conduct of that kind or possibly just encouraging it. It depends a lot on what the particular conduct is, of course. I…
  • Jan 21

    Jury Finds for Rick Springfield in Buttocks-Assault Case

    Jury Finds for Rick Springfield in Buttocks-Assault Case
    A jury in Syracuse needed just 61 minutes to deliberate on this one, making it all the more puzzling to me why Rick Springfield's attorneys thought they needed a mistrial the first time around. As you may recall, Vicki…
Rank this Week: 126

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Jan 26

    Less People Are Delaying Treatment

    Less People Are Delaying Treatment
    Los Angeles Times: Fewer Americans Delayed Needed Medical Care In 2014, Survey Says  From 2012 to 2014, the share of consumers delaying a recommended test or treatment or not filling a prescription fell by nearly a third. And the…
  • Jan 25

    Sexual Assault of Vulnerable Adult

    Sexual Assault of Vulnerable Adult
    ABC7 reported that David Moreno, former maintenance worker for Yorba Linda assisted living senior homes, was charged and sentenced for sexually violating a 69 year old disabled woman. Prosecutors state that Moreno committed the acts from…
  • Jan 24

    “Three Strike Plan”

    “Three Strike Plan”
    KLTV had an article on Texas lawmaker Charles Schwertner who is pressing lawmakers to enact a more stringent policy towards nursing homes with established violations of abuse and neglect. Senator Schwertner has proposed legislation that,…
Rank this Week: 127

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/
  • Jan 26

    Supreme Court: Sixth Circuit Reasoning Incompatible with Contracts Principle

    Supreme Court: Sixth Circuit Reasoning Incompatible with Contracts Principle
    A group of retirees had worked for the Pleasant Point Polyester Plant. They retired before Petitioner M&G Polymers (M&G) acquired the plant in 2000. At the time of that acquisition, M&G entered into a collective bargaining…
  • Jan 26

    Call for Papers: Obligations: Revolutions in Private Law

    Call for Papers: Obligations: Revolutions in Private Law
    Call for Papers Obligations VIII: Revolutions in Private Law The Eighth Biennial Conference on the Law of Obligations will be held at the University of Cambridge from 19-22 July 2016, co-hosted by the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law…
  • Jan 25

    Podcast Now Available for AALS Annual Meeting 2015 - Mind the Gap!

    Podcast Now Available for AALS Annual Meeting 2015 - Mind the Gap!
    Earlier this month, the Contracts sections hosted a program on Contracts, Technology and Legal Gaps. We had an excellent line-up of expert panelists: Eric Goldman (Santa Clara), Woodrow Hartzog (Samford), Corynne McSherry (Electronic Frontier…
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

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
  • Jan 26

    Inforrm Blog – Happy Fifth Birthday

    Inforrm Blog – Happy Fifth Birthday
    This week is the fifth birthday of the Inforrm blog – which began operation on 22 January 2010.   Our first post – “Welcome to Inforrm” – attracted 2 visitors in January 2010 and the site had a…
  • Jan 26

    Benjamin Pell’s Media and Law Quiz of the Year – 2014: Final Extension of Time

    Benjamin Pell’s Media and Law Quiz of the Year – 2014: Final Extension of Time
    Following a number of requests from interested but perplexed readers we have agreed to extend time again for the completion of Benjamin Pell’s exciting Media and Law Quiz.  The time for entries will be extended to 30 January…
  • Jan 25

    Law and Media Round Up – 26 January 2015

    Law and Media Round Up – 26 January 2015
    The jury at the Sun Six Trial at Kingston Crown Court were discharged after failing to reach verdicts in relation to four of the six defendants after a three month trial and 49 hours of deliberation. Head of news Chris Pharo, ex-deputy news…
Rank this Week: 130

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Jan 21

    LIBOR Price-Fixing Claims Get Reprieve; Second Circuit Must Hear Appeal, Supreme Court Decide

    LIBOR Price-Fixing Claims Get Reprieve; Second Circuit Must Hear Appeal, Supreme Court Decide
    Unanimous Court orders review of key district court ruling The Second Circuit made a mistake when it refused to hear an appeal, the Supreme Court held 9-0 today in Gelboim v. Bank of Am. Corp., No. 13-1174 (U.S. Jan. 21,...
  • Jan 20

    Clear Error Test Governs Review of Patent Rulings, Supreme Court Hold

    Clear Error Test Governs Review of Patent Rulings, Supreme Court Hold
    The U.S. Supreme Court held 8-2 today that the Federal Circuit may no longer ignore some rulings by trial court judges on how to construe patent claims. The outcome marks a major victory for parties that win the often-decisive battles...
  • Jan 18

    Quote of the Day: Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Quote of the Day: Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Quote of the Day: Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-68). I know you are asking today, "How long will it take?" Somebody’s asking, "How long will prejudice blind the visions of men, darken their…
Rank this Week: 131

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jan 26

    DeKalb Middlemen

    DeKalb Middlemen
    From Dekalb Daily Chronicle: A new service beginning Tuesday will provide DeKalb County parents with a middleman to keep their children out of potential squabbling during visitation exchanges. The Neutral Exchange Program, a new division of…
  • Jan 24

    Attraction in Biological Family

    Attraction in Biological Family
    From NY Magazine: In the late '80s, the founder of a support group for adopted children who had recently reconnected with their biological relatives coined the term “Genetic Sexual Attraction” (GSA) to describe the intense romantic and…
  • Jan 24

    Nebraska’s Child Support Guideline

    Nebraska’s Child Support Guideline
    From Omaha World-Herald: Many noncustodial parents would see a reduction in their monthly financial obligations under proposed updates to Nebraska’s child support guidelines. The across-the-board recommendations of a special state…
Rank this Week: 132

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

Covers federal crimes and criminal defense. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 133

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

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

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    Job Posting: Department of Education

    Job Posting: Department of Education
    The U.S. Department of Education's Alternative Dispute Resolution Center is hiring an Ombudsman. The incumbent practices to IOA standards and serves as an Ombuds for staff with employment disputes before the formal complaint stage. The…
  • Jan 26

    CPR 2015 Annual Meeting in San Diego Will Feature Panel of Ombud

    CPR 2015 Annual Meeting in San Diego Will Feature Panel of Ombud
    The next meeting of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution will include a panel session on Ombuds.  The conference is set for February 19-21 at The Lodge at Torrey Pines.The employment session on February 19,…
  • Jan 14

    Oslo and Akershus University College Names First Ombud

    Oslo and Akershus University College Names First Ombud
    Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus, "HiOA"), Norway's largest public university has appointed its first Studentombud: Anita Tøien Johansen. She will serve a student population…
Rank this Week: 134

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Jan 26

    HAL's Veendam Rescues Pilot in Pacific Ocean

    HAL's Veendam Rescues Pilot in Pacific Ocean
    A Holland America Line cruise ship came to the rescue, reports KCRA, after a pilot in a small, single-engine airplane on a 2,400 mile trip to Maui, Hawaii ran out of gas fuel over the Pacific Ocean and was forced to ditch his…
  • Jan 26

    20 Kilos: Drug Bust on the Horizon

    20 Kilos: Drug Bust on the Horizon
    The El Universal newspaper in Caracas reports that three people carrying 20 kilos of cocaine were arrested trying to smuggle the drugs aboard the Horizon cruise ship while in port in Margarita Island in Venezuela.  The Horizon is…
  • Jan 25

    Boudicca Cruise Ship Catches Fire Off Coast of North Africa

    Boudicca Cruise Ship Catches Fire Off Coast of North Africa
    A U.K. based cruise ship with 784 passengers aboard was left listing off the coast of Morocco, North Africa following an engine room fire. Newspapers in London are reporting that the Boudicca cruise ship caught fire due to an outbreak in…
Rank this Week: 135