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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: 91

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/
  • Feb 9

    Legislated Discrimination Is Terrible for Busine

    Legislated Discrimination Is Terrible for Busine
    My home state in West Virginia is struggling. The economy is struggling because two of the state's main industries -- coal and natural gas -- are facing falling production (coal) and low prices (gas). Severance taxes for the state account...
  • Feb 8

    The Worst Corporate and Securities Law Articles of the Year?

    The Worst Corporate and Securities Law Articles of the Year?
    Every year, the Corporate Practice Commentator publishes an annual list of each year’s best corporate and securities law articles. Bob Thompson, a law professor at Georgetown, is currently the curator of that list. Each year, he circulates…
  • Feb 7

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Feb. 7, 2016)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Feb. 7, 2016)
    "By virtually eliminating true partnerships ... we encouraged ... managers who ... lack[ed] ... integrity" https://t.co/68ZVJ9WRWO #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) January 31, 2016 "What made [Adam] Smith so…
Rank this Week: 92

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    Laguna Beach Car Accident Causes Major Injurie

    Laguna Beach Car Accident Causes Major Injurie
    Two people were seriously injured in a Laguna Beach car accident, which officials said, involved two vehicles. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the major injury crash occurred the night of February 8, 2016 on Coast…
  • Feb 9

    Irvine Construction Accident Proves Fatal

    Irvine Construction Accident Proves Fatal
    Paul Nagle, 60, was killed in a construction accident in Irvine. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal workplace accident occurred the morning of February 2, 2016 in a commercial construction site at 15100…
  • Feb 4

    Reward Offered in Deadly Boyle Heights Hit-and-Run Crash

    Reward Offered in Deadly Boyle Heights Hit-and-Run Crash
    Los Angeles city officials are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person responsible for hit-and-run that killed 27-year-old Korina Campos and severely injured her 5-year-old daughter.…
Rank this Week: 93

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/
  • Feb 3

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing
    In 1974, Lord Lucan, British aristocrat (think James Bond and Martinis, according to the New York Times), vanished after the body of his children’s nanny was found dead in the basement of his house. A year later, in 1975, Lord Lucan,…
  • Feb 2

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere
    As Alzheimer Awareness Month draws to a close, the message the Alzheimer Society of Canada intended to convey in the #StillHere campaign is clear: A diagnosis of dementia does not necessarily mean that an individual is no longer capable of…
  • Feb 2

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death
    This week on Hull on Estates, David Morgan Smith and Noah Weisberg discuss the responsibility for joint debt upon death of one of the debtors. Should you have any questions, please email us at webmaster@hullandhull.com or leave a comment on…
Rank this Week: 94

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/
  • Apr 1

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com
    Effective April 1, 2015, the Information Governance Engagement Area blog will no longer be updated on a regular basis.  New content ranging from news and events to opinions and assertions will now be available exclusively on the…
  • Mar 31

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix
    By John MartinDocuments in file shares, content management systems, and scanned archives are often described as “unstructured.” However, there is typically a high level of structure in and interconnectedness among those documents.…
  • Mar 30

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR
    By John TredennickTechnology assisted review has a transparency problem. Notwithstanding TAR’s proven savings in both time and review costs, many attorneys hesitate to use it because courts require “transparency” in the TAR…
Rank this Week: 95

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Feb 9

    Map of the day--Dams removed since 1936

    Map of the day--Dams removed since 1936
    American Rivers provides this cool interactive map of all dams removed in the US since 1936. It does have a few little quirks, including locating an Illinois dam a bit too far west on the Clearwater River in Idaho. But...
  • Feb 9

    Nolon on Enhancing the Urban Environment Through Green Infrastructure

    Nolon on Enhancing the Urban Environment Through Green Infrastructure
    John Nolon (Pace) has posted Enhancing the Urban Environment Through Green Infrastructure (Environmental Law Reporter) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This Article is adapted from Chapter Seven of John R. Nolon, Protecting the Environment…
  • Feb 9

    Henning & Freyermuth on the Characterization and Treatment of Tenant Security Deposit

    Henning & Freyermuth on the Characterization and Treatment of Tenant Security Deposit
    William Henning (Texas A&M) & Wilson Freyermuth (Missouri) have posted Article 9 and the Characterization and Treatment of Tenant Security Deposits (University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Each…
Rank this Week: 96

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: 97

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 Partner is Appointed to Legal Ethics Commitee

    Fears | Nachawati Partner is Appointed to Legal Ethics Commitee
    We are proud to announce Fears | Nachawati Partner, Majed Nachawati, has recently been appointed to the Legal Ethics Committee by the Dallas Bar Association for the 2016 year. The Legal Ethics Committee is responsible for facilitating and…
  • Nov 20

    Lethal Shards from IVC Filter Killing and Injuring Patients for Year

    Lethal Shards from IVC Filter Killing and Injuring Patients for Year
      NOVEMBER 2015 - Reports first surfaced in 2005 that the radial arms and struts of medical equipment manufacturer Bard’s Recovery IVC Filter had broken off inside the body of patients. Since that time the U.S. Food and Drug…
  • Nov 19

    Ethicon Trial in Dallas Reports Testimony on TVM Danger

    Ethicon Trial in Dallas Reports Testimony on TVM Danger
    NOVEMBER 2015 - Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon Prosima device is the center of a trial in progress currently in Dallas. The testimony stated that although medical professionals were aware that there are safer natural alternatives to the mesh…
Rank this Week: 98

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 29

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Weiling Chou, Note, Restoring Integrity in American Businesses: A Broad Interpretation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, 60 Wayne L.…
  • Jan 29

    Candadian Crowdfunding Exemption

    Candadian Crowdfunding Exemption
    The securities regulatory authorities in Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia have adopted in final form Multilateral Instrument 45-108, which governs crowdfunding in those jurisdictions. The Canadian Securities…
  • Jan 29

    This Week in Securities Litigation

    This Week in Securities Litigation
    The SEC Actions Blog has compiled This Week In Securities Litigation (Week ending January 29, 2016).
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

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/
  • Apr 29

    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 2015 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…
  • 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
Rank this Week: 101

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Jan 28

    U.S. Supreme Court limits "pick off" attempts in federal court: Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez

    U.S. Supreme Court limits "pick off" attempts in federal court: Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez
    In Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, ___ S.Ct. ___ (2016), the U.S. Supreme Court held that the defendant may not "pick off" the class representative by offering full individual relief under Rule 68. If the plaintiff rejects the offer,…
  • Oct 29

    New opinion on pre-certification discovery: CVS Pharmacy, Inc. v. Superior Court

    New opinion on pre-certification discovery: CVS Pharmacy, Inc. v. Superior Court
    In CVS Pharmacy, Inc. v. Superior Court (DeLuca), ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Sept. 15, 2015; pub. ord. Oct. 15, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Third Appellate District) reversed the trial court's order allowing a proposed class representative who…
  • Oct 28

    New opinion applies exception to Concepcion: Garrido v. Air Liquide Indus. U.S. LP

    New opinion applies exception to Concepcion: Garrido v. Air Liquide Indus. U.S. LP
    In Garrido v. Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP, ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Oct. 26, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Two) declined to enforce an arbitration clause with a class action ban, finding the clause…
Rank this Week: 102

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
  • Dec 9

    HeinOnline ScholarCheck

    HeinOnline ScholarCheck
      ScholarCheck is a useful tool for viewing journal articles that have a heavy influence on the subject being researched in HeinOnline. It analyzes articles most cited by other articles and most accessed during a rolling 12-month period.…
  • Dec 7

    Scheduled System Maintenance on Wisers’ Service Platforms 19 Dec 2015

    Scheduled System Maintenance on Wisers’ Service Platforms 19 Dec 2015
    Please be informed that a system maintenance will be scheduled on Saturday, 19 Dec 2015 from 18:00 to 23:59 (Hong Kong Time GMT+8).  During this period, all services will be temporarily unavailable.  The services will be resumed to…
  • Dec 6

    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…
Rank this Week: 103

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 10

    Fwd: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as moral martians.

    Fwd: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as moral martians.
    Jack AyerProfessor EmeritusUCD Law SchoolJdayer@ucdavIs.eduBegin forwarded message:From: Jean Alvares <alvaresj@MAIL.MONTCLAIR.EDU>Date: July 10, 2015 at 3:45:26 AM PDTTo: CLASSICS-L@LSV.UKY.EDUSubject: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 104

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/
Rank this Week: 105

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/
  • Feb 8

    Teaching Technology: Deans’ Roundtable at Tech Show

    Teaching Technology: Deans’ Roundtable at Tech Show
    [NOTE: Please welcome guest blogger, Michael J. Robak, Associate Director/Director of Information Technologies, Leon E. Bloch Law Library, University of Missouri - Kansas City.] This year’s ABA Tech Show is from March…
  • Jan 28

    The Rise of the Tech-Savvy Unicorn...err...Laywer

    The Rise of the Tech-Savvy Unicorn...err...Laywer
    I received multiple forwards of this article entitled "The Rise of the Tech-Savvy Lawyer." Apparently, I can't just enjoy things anymore. I thought it was a good article. I found much in it that I liked. A properly balanced individual…
  • Jan 12

    In the Age of Google, Law Librarians Manage Your Time, People, and Money

    In the Age of Google, Law Librarians Manage Your Time, People, and Money
    image [cc] Alex Proimos I saw mentioning of The Wall Street Journal opinion piece by Steve Barker, “In the Age of Google, Librarians Get Shelved,” this weekend, but didn’t actually read it until this morning. I found the…
Rank this Week: 106

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Feb 9

    Securities litigation is back ... and that's bad new

    Securities litigation is back ... and that's bad new
    Cornerstone Research reports (via D&O Diary): Not only were securities class action lawsuit filings in 2015 at their highest levels since 2008, but the likelihood that a U.S.-listed company would... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Feb 6

    Joseph Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru 2006

    Joseph Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru 2006
    For dinner tonight I made Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy from Cook's Illustrated (so that we could go to the Vigil Mass and have dinner ready when we got home). Beef Burgundy? Maybe a Burgundy wine? So I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Feb 3

    Regulating mid-term LLC operating agreement limitations of fiduciary dutie

    Regulating mid-term LLC operating agreement limitations of fiduciary dutie
    In principle, I agree with Josh Fershee's analysis of opting out of the fiduciary duty of loyalty in the LLC setting: At formation, then, those creating an LLC would be allowed to do whatever they... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
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
  • Feb 5

    Confira os destaques da TV Justiça para o fim de semana

    Confira os destaques da TV Justiça para o fim de semana
    Sexta-feira, 5/2 20h30 - Iluminuras Mestre e doutora em Direito Constitucional, a professora Christine Peter fala de sua vocação pela sala de aula e de sua paixão pela literatura no Iluminuras. Com dois livros na bagagem,…
  • Feb 5

    Campanha contra a abstenção eleitoral será lançada neste carnaval

    Campanha contra a abstenção eleitoral será lançada neste carnaval
    Por iniciativa do ministro Marco Aurélio, do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), uma campanha contra a abstenção eleitoral será lançada neste carnaval, em um trio elétrico em Salvador (BA).…
  • Feb 5

    Juízes questionam em ADI corte do orçamento da Justiça do Trabalho

    Juízes questionam em ADI corte do orçamento da Justiça do Trabalho
    A Associação Nacional dos Magistrados da Justiça do Trabalho (Anamatra) ajuizou Ação Direta de Inconstitucionalidade (ADI 5468) no Supremo Tribunal Federal questionando a Lei Orçamentária Anual…
Rank this Week: 107

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Dec 18

    Court Sets Holiday Hour

    Court Sets Holiday Hour
    The Northern District and the Seventh Circuit have altered their hours of operation for the holidays.  Both courts will be closed on: December 24, 2015; December 25, 2015; and January 1, 2016 The courts will also close at 3:00 pm on…
  • Dec 16

    Seventh Circuit Practice Requires Dismissal of State Law Claims When Federal Claims are Dismissed

    Seventh Circuit Practice Requires Dismissal of State Law Claims When Federal Claims are Dismissed
    Galvin v. Ill. Republican Party, No. 14 C 10490, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 20, 2015) (Zagel, J.). Judge Zagel dismissed plaintiff’s remaining state law claims for appropriation of image, false light, defamation and civil conspiracy for…
  • Dec 14

    Temporal Overlap Not Required for Joinder of Bit Torrent Doe

    Temporal Overlap Not Required for Joinder of Bit Torrent Doe
    Cobbler Nevada, LLC v. Does 1-38, No. 15 C 5283, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 23, 2015) (Coleman, J.). Judge Coleman denied Doe 38’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 20 motion to dismiss Does 2-38 for improper joinder in this BitTorrent copyright case…
Rank this Week: 109

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/
  • Dec 31

    Are inversions good for you?

    Are inversions good for you?
    A new paper suggests they are good for someone , but perhaps not you and me. Here's the abstract for Are Corporate Inversions Good for Shareholders?: In 2014 alone, U.S. firms worth over half a trillion dollars announced their intention...
  • Dec 9

    Millennial Rhapsody

    Millennial Rhapsody
    Kudos to LUMA Partners for their very creative re-creation of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. Seriously. It's above and beyond what one might expect for a closing dinner. I really enjoyed. But, if you listen to the lyrics closely, it's a very...
  • Dec 1

    RBC and the falling sky

    RBC and the falling sky
    No, no, no. The sky isn't falling. Yes, it's true that the $75 million damage award against RBC for aiding and abetting a duty of care violation by the board of Rural/Metro in connection with the company's sale was upheld,...
Rank this Week: 110

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
  • Feb 9

    The Board-Centric Annual Meeting

    The Board-Centric Annual Meeting
    For a growing number of listed companies around the world the annual shareholder meeting has come to resemble a trial by ordeal. Instead of the traditional town-meeting business forum, the AGM has morphed into a jousting field where…
  • Feb 9

    SEC Proposal on Resource Extraction Payment

    SEC Proposal on Resource Extraction Payment
    On December 11, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) issued a proposed rule (the “Proposed Rule”) on disclosure of resource extraction payments, more than two years after a federal court…
  • Feb 8

    Securities Class Action Filings: 2015 Year in Review

    Securities Class Action Filings: 2015 Year in Review
    Number and Size of Filings Plaintiffs filed 189 new federal class action securities cases (filings) in 2015—the most since 2008, and an 11 percent increase compared with 2014. The number of filings in 2015 was in line with the…
Rank this Week: 111

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 6

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to &quot;serious questions&quot; raised by motion to quash
    A motion to quash was made by one of the many John Doe defendants in the Eastern District of New York Malibu Media cases. The defendant was represented by Chejin Park, Esq., of Flushing. Due to the "serious questions as to whether good…
  • Jul 8

    Judge Hellerstein denies Malibu Media discovery motion

    Judge Hellerstein denies Malibu Media discovery motion
    In a recent decision in the Southern District of New York in Manhattan, in Malibu Media v. Doe, 15 CV 4369 AKH, Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein has denied Malibu Media's ex parte motion for permission to serve a subpoena on the internet service…
  • May 1

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant
    UMG v. Escape Media, UMG's case against Grooveshark, has been settled just prior to trial. Under the terms of the settlement a judgment for $50,000,000.00 will be entered against the corporation only, and the corporation will shut down its…
Rank this Week: 112

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: 113

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: 114

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 115

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Feb 1

    Latest Issue of RabelsZ: Vol. 80 No. 1 (2016)

    Latest Issue of RabelsZ: Vol. 80 No. 1 (2016)
    The latest issue of “Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht  – The Rabel Journal of Comparative and International Private Law” (RabelsZ) has just been released. It contains…
  • Feb 1

    New publications: Practical Handbooks on the Operation of the Service and Evidence Convention

    New publications: Practical Handbooks on the Operation of the Service and Evidence Convention
    The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law has just published two Practical Handbooks: * Practical Handbook on the Operation of the Service Convention (4th edition); * Practical Handbook on the Operation of the…
  • Jan 31

    ERA Conference on Recent case law of the ECtHR in family matter

    ERA Conference on Recent case law of the ECtHR in family matter
    Objective This seminar will provide participants with a detailed understanding of the most recent jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) related to family law matters. The spotlight is centred on Article 8 (respect for…
Rank this Week: 116

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 117

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: 118

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Jan 20

    Fix Common Website Errors By Clearing the Browser Cache

    Fix Common Website Errors By Clearing the Browser Cache
    Learn how to clear your browser cache to solve common website errors and to protect your data. Fix Common Website Errors By Clearing the Browser Cache was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
  • Jan 19

    A Teenager Wants to Replace Lawyers with Robot

    A Teenager Wants to Replace Lawyers with Robot
    The idea of robots replacing lawyers is not novel (see here, and here, and listen here). It’s a major discussion in the legal profession—whether lawyers are going the way of codes and robots and full automation. And, if one…
  • Jan 19

    Episode #51: Legal Tech Trends That Defined 2015, with Bob Ambrogi

    Episode #51: Legal Tech Trends That Defined 2015, with Bob Ambrogi
    Bob Ambrogi has had his finger on the pulse of legal technology for a long time, and in this episode he talks about the ten trends that defined 2015. Plus, a reluctant preview of the trends that might define 2016. Episode #51: Legal Tech…
Rank this Week: 119

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/
  • Feb 9

    Injunctive Relief Claims Lead to Defense Opportunitie

    Injunctive Relief Claims Lead to Defense Opportunitie
    It’s not all that common, but every now and then our opponents feel their oats and seek injunctive relief – usually against the continued marketing of an FDA-approved product.  A state-law plaintiff seeking such injunctive…
  • Feb 5

    Learned Intermediary: Arizona Supreme Court Restores Order in the Desert

    Learned Intermediary: Arizona Supreme Court Restores Order in the Desert
    We recently brought you the breaking news that the Arizona Supreme Court has adopted the learned intermediary doctrine in prescription drug cases.  The case is Watts v. Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp., No. cv-15-0065-PR, 2016 WL 237777…
  • Feb 4

    Pecking A Blow For Chicken Preemption

    Pecking A Blow For Chicken Preemption
                It may have been our limited caffeine intake to that point in the day, but, when Bexis asked us to do a post on a case about representations about chicken, our initial thought…
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Simple Justice

Simple Justice

A New York Criminal Defense Blog. By Scott H. Greenfield.

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Feb 9

    A Day To Remember (Fun Stuff)

    A Day To Remember (Fun Stuff)
    Some days are particularly good for remembering life’s happy moments. Today is such a day. Copyright © 2015 Simple Justice NY, LLC This feed is for personal, non-commercial and Newstex use only. The use of this feed anywhere else…
  • Feb 9

    To A Lawprof’s Credit, Where Due

    To A Lawprof’s Credit, Where Due
    Baltimore lawprof Garrett Epps is feeling pretty good about himself.  When he taught law in Oregon, Mike Arnold and Tiffany Harris were in his class.  And there they were, on the TV screen, representing Ammon Bundy. In the early…
  • Feb 9

    ABA Hops Aboard The Speeding Train As It’s Crashing

    ABA Hops Aboard The Speeding Train As It’s Crashing
    For more than a decade, early advocates of the Reinvent The Future of the New Normal of Law have been telling lawyers that the end is near.  The preferred analogy was that technology and alternate models for the practice of law was a…
Rank this Week: 121

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Feb 9

    Shocking and Bizarre Video

    Shocking and Bizarre Video
    The Daily Mail and the Manchester Evening News reported the disturbing discovery recorded on video at Ashbourne House nursing home.  The video appears to show a member of staff throwing a doll to the floor in front of an…
  • Feb 8

    I know you love me — now let me die.

    I know you love me — now let me die.
    Exopermaculture’s website had an incredible article written by Dr. Louis Profeta.  Dr. Louis M. Profeta is an emergency physician practicing in Indianapolis. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Patient in…
  • Feb 7

    Nursing Home Beds Market 2016 global industry analysis and forecast

    Nursing Home Beds Market 2016 global industry analysis and forecast
    I saw the below on MedGadget and thought it was worth sharing. The market report, titled Nursing Home Beds Market 2016, is an analytical research done by QY Market Research study based on the Nursing Home Beds market, which analyzes the…
Rank this Week: 122

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
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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 22

    President Obama’s Executive Order to Reduce Gun Violence

    President Obama’s Executive Order to Reduce Gun Violence
    On January 5, 2016, President Obama announced he would be taking executive action to reduce gun violence. Surrounded by families of the Sandy Hook tragedy and other mass killings, he vowed to not allow guns to get in the wrong hands. In the…
  • Jan 15

    The Prosecution and Defense of Bill Cosby

    The Prosecution and Defense of Bill Cosby
    When many of us think of actor and comedian Bill Cosby, we think of the jovial dad, Cliff Huxtable from the Cosby Show. Over the past year, at least 58 women have come forward alleging that Bill Cosby had drugged and sexually assaulted them…
  • Dec 21

    Lawyer 2 Lawyer’s Holiday and 10th Anniversary Show

    Lawyer 2 Lawyer’s Holiday and 10th Anniversary Show
    Back in 2005, Legal Talk Network created a weekly show spotlighting current legal topics.  That show became Lawyer 2 Lawyer. The masters-that-be plucked two lawyers from obscurity, one from the east, one from the west, turning them into…
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
  • Feb 9

    Cavalier with our Constitution: a Charter too far.

    Cavalier with our Constitution: a Charter too far.
    Marina Wheeler Last week Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, tabled a set of proposals which the government hopes will form the basis of the UK’s renegotiated relationship with the EU, in advance of an in-out referendum.…
  • Feb 8

    The round-up: Gove’s Gloss and the Assange Saga

    The round-up: Gove’s Gloss and the Assange Saga
      In the News The UN working group on arbitrary detention have concluded that the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been “arbitrarily detained” by Britain and Sweden in the Ecuadorian Embassy for the last three and a…
  • Feb 3

    Is the European Court of Human Rights buckling under Westminister pressure?

    Is the European Court of Human Rights buckling under Westminister pressure?
    In 2006 David Cameron said the HRA ‘has stopped us responding properly in terms of terrorism, particularly in terms of deporting those who may do us harm in this country’. In 2014 his party published proposals to amend the HRA,…
Rank this Week: 125

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Dec 19

    $20k Soon to Be the New Standard Minimum Angel Investment?

    $20k Soon to Be the New Standard Minimum Angel Investment?
    $25,000 is a common minimum investment in startup financings, at least for those conducted offline (not through an accredited crowdfunding platform). I wonder if that will change, if new SEC staff recommendations for the accredited investor…
  • Dec 18

    NW Brewpub Chain McMenamins Uses Own Site to Openly Solicit Accredited Investor

    NW Brewpub Chain McMenamins Uses Own Site to Openly Solicit Accredited Investor
    Those of you that enjoy beer or securities laws (or both), may have recently seen news articles from various Puget Sound media outlets amorphously mentioning “crowdfunding” when reporting on the development and grand opening of the new…
  • Dec 2

    Comparing the Federal Crowdfunding Rules with Washington State'

    Comparing the Federal Crowdfunding Rules with Washington State'
    Note from Bill: Before returning to private practice, my colleague, Jordan Rood, worked as a state securities regulator. What's more, Jordan was directly involved in the implementation of the crowdfunding law my friend Joe Wallin was so…
Rank this Week: 126

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Feb 9

    NOTE: Don’t Wear Pajamas to Court

    NOTE: Don&rsquo;t Wear Pajamas to Court
    Don't wear them out of the house, actually, but if you must, at least don't wear them to court.          
  • Feb 3

    Assorted Stupidity #84

    Assorted Stupidity #84
    In this edition: the return of Beezow; a 50,000-volt penalty for talking in court; the South Carolina Legislature wastes some (more) time, and a defense to remember.        Related StoriesAssorted…
  • Jan 31

    Topless Gardener Scrapes Bottom of Barrel

    Topless Gardener Scrapes Bottom of Barrel
    I have nothing against toplessness, but am anti-defrauding-the-elderly.          
Rank this Week: 127

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: 128

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
  • Feb 9

    News: Court of Appeal dismisses Media’s “Terror Trial” secrecy appeal

    News: Court of Appeal dismisses Media’s “Terror Trial” secrecy appeal
    The Court of Appeal today dismissed an appeal brought by a number of media organisations against continuing restrictions on reporting the trial of Erol Incedal.  In a judgment given by Lord Thomas CJ, Guardian News And Media…
  • Feb 9

    MTE v Hungary: is the ECtHR rewriting Delfi v Estonia? – Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon

    MTE v Hungary: is the ECtHR rewriting Delfi v Estonia? – Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon
    A few months after the now infamous judgment of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Delfi v Estonia  (for background, see my earlier post here), the Fourth Section of the Court issued on 2 February…
  • Feb 8

    Press urges Britain to ‘Keep calm and blame Europe’ – John Jewell

    Press urges Britain to ‘Keep calm and blame Europe’ – John Jewell
    The latest polls are telling us that the British public are moving in droves to the Brexit camp: YouGov has found that 45% would vote to leave the EU against 36% who would vote to stay while 19% declared themselves as “don’t…
Rank this Week: 129

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/
  • Feb 9

    Master of the Anthem of the Seas: Storm Not Accurately Forecast

    Master of the Anthem of the Seas: Storm Not Accurately Forecast
    Royal Caribbean has released a YouTube video of the Master of the Anthem of the Seas stating that, in his opinion, the low pressure system was not forecast accurately and the Anthem of the Seas faced wind and wave conditions much worse than…
  • Feb 8

    Anthem of the Seas Cruises Into Rough Weather

    Anthem of the Seas Cruises Into Rough Weather
    Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas was pounded by rough weather last night, according to passengers leaving comments, photos and video on the internet. New accounts initially indicated that there was no damage to the cruise ship or injuries…
  • Feb 4

    Customs & Border Protection Arrest Passenger on Kidnapping Charges, But Only After Cruise

    Customs &amp; Border Protection Arrest Passenger on Kidnapping Charges, But Only After Cruise
    News accounts are reporting that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) arrested a cruise passenger in Miami on charges that he has outstanding arrest warrants for kidnapping as well as assault and battery.  The charges…
Rank this Week: 130

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Feb 9

    Muhammed, What Were You Thinking About When You Accepted the Reality of Your Death?

    Muhammed, What Were You Thinking About When You Accepted the Reality of Your Death?
    Muhammed -What were you thinking about when you accepted the reality of your own death? What thoughts and images went through your mind when you realized you were willing to risk permanent physical damage or even death to gain your ……
  • Feb 9

    Dominican Republic’s Absurd Laws Shatters Star Boxer’s Promising Career

    Dominican Republic’s Absurd Laws Shatters Star Boxer’s Promising Career
    Adonis’ parents were born in Haiti and just like thousands of others who have been living in the Dominican Republic for decades, they were not allowed to register their son’s birth. This prevents the young boxer from having an…
  • Feb 5

    This is Why Obama’s Speech on American Muslims Matter

    This is Why Obama’s Speech on American Muslims Matter
    Yesterday, President Obama visited a U.S. mosque for the first time in his presidency. He quoted from the Islamic holy book, the Quran. And he unequivocally denounced anti-Muslim hate.
Rank this Week: 131

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Feb 9

    Richmond on Fraud and Misrepresentation Claims Against Lawyer

    Richmond on Fraud and Misrepresentation Claims Against Lawyer
    Doug Richmond has posted to SSRN Fraud and Misrepresentation Claims Against Lawyers. The abstract provides: When lawyers allegedly err in the course of clients’ representations, or, worse, allegedly engage in deliberate misconduct of some…
  • Feb 8

    Rabin on Intangible Damage

    Rabin on Intangible Damage
    Bob Rabin has posted to SSRN Intangible Damages in American Tort Law: A Roadmap. The abstract provides: This paper is meant to provide a succinct roadmap to the many pathways taken in providing recovery for intangible harm in tort. The...
  • Feb 5

    Should Physicians Be Afraid of Tort Claims? Empirical Evidence

    Should Physicians Be Afraid of Tort Claims? Empirical Evidence
    Gijs Van Dijck (Tilburg University) has posted to SSRN Should Physicians Be Afraid of Tort Liability? Reviewing the Empirical Evidence. The abstract provides: Do tort claims, or the fear of them, result in the adoption of practices aimed at…
Rank this Week: 132

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/
  • Feb 8

    Arbitration Provisions and Unconscionability

    Arbitration Provisions and Unconscionability
    This case is a lesson in: Do what the judge tells you to do. Ruiz v. Millennium Square Residential Association, Civil Action No. 15-1014 (JDB), out of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, is a fairly staid...
  • Feb 7

    YouTube and Annoying Plaintiff

    YouTube and Annoying Plaintiff
    In a case that is a sad testament to today’s apparently increasing loneliness in the Western world despite much technological progress that could have alleviated some of that, but instead only seems to have made it worse, a woman created...
  • Feb 5

    Fellowships - please share with your students and other

    Fellowships - please share with your students and other
    From our colleagues at Harvard Law School come these two job postings - please share with anyone potentially interested: Qualcomm Postdoctoral Fellowship in Private Law and Intellectual Property Located at Harvard Law School, the Qualcomm…
Rank this Week: 133

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
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Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Feb 9

    Personality disorder

    Personality disorder
    When will we ever learn?  The story here is about a lawsuit by lawyer Moira Bernstein, who complains, on behalf of a purported class, that by listing her plain-vanilla attorney name and address and regular old directory information…
  • Feb 3

    Holy copyright baloney, Batman!

    Holy copyright baloney, Batman!
    It’s not as if I’ve got a problem with DC Comics or something, but, well, here you go.  They’re just being like that!  And I’m just catching up with the fin-fendered fun.  First, per the…
  • Jan 25

    How important is copyright registration?

    How important is copyright registration?
    Originally posted 2007-12-28 10:31:49. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThis important  (pdf). As a New York Law Journal article (sub. reqd.) puts it, The Second Circuit’s decision in In re Literary Works substantially limits the…
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