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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/
  • Aug 31

    Andrew Vollmer on SEC Enforcement

    Andrew Vollmer on SEC Enforcement
    Andrew Vollmer, a law professor at the University of Virginia and a former SEC deputy general counsel, has written two excellent papers on SEC enforcement. The first, SEC Revanchism and the Expansion of Primary Liability under Section 17(a)…
  • Aug 30

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Aug. 30, 2015)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Aug. 30, 2015)
    Here are some metrics we believe are needed to raise a #SeriesA round from institutional venture investors. pic.twitter.com/JspPPFrZWz— EquityZen (@EquityZen) August 4, 2015 "LexShares lets accredited investors bet on ... corporate…
  • Aug 29

    But how will they sleep?

    But how will they sleep?
    Apparently, Paul Hastings is planning to bring lawyer cubicles to New York. First and second year associates won't get an office; instead, they'll get a cubicle. The firm pitches this as a move to enhance creativity; conveniently, it also…
Rank this Week: 91

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Aug 31

    Exclusive: Secretive fusion company claims reactor breakthrough | Science/AAAS | New

    Exclusive: Secretive fusion company claims reactor breakthrough | Science/AAAS | New
    “They’ve succeeded finally in achieving a lifetime limited only by the power available to the system,” says particle physicist Burton Richter of Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, who sits on a board of advisers…
  • Aug 31

    Rats forsake chocolate to save a drowning companion | Science/AAAS | New

    Rats forsake chocolate to save a drowning companion | Science/AAAS | New
    We’ve all heard how rats will abandon a sinking ship. But will the rodents attempt to save their companions in the process? A new study shows that rats will, indeed, rescue their distressed pals from the drink—even when…
  • Aug 31

    Feature: Why big societies need big gods | Science/AAAS | New

    Feature: Why big societies need big gods | Science/AAAS | New
    To crack the mystery of why and how people around the world came to believe in moralizing gods, researchers are using a novel tool in religious studies: the scientific method. By combining laboratory experiments, cross-cultural fieldwork, and…
Rank this Week: 92

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/
  • Aug 30

    Incentive Trusts: Controlling Your Money from the Grave

    Incentive Trusts: Controlling Your Money from the Grave
    A recent New York Post article discusses the estate of the late Maurice Laboz of Manhattan, who left $20 million to his two daughters, Marlena and Victoria, 21 and 17 respectively, to inherit when they turn 35. However, Mr. Laboz has also…
  • Aug 28

    Testamentary Dispositions and Joint Bank Accounts: An Important Lesson

    Testamentary Dispositions and Joint Bank Accounts: An Important Lesson
    In yesterday’s blog post, I discussed a recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision that shows the litigation that can arise between beneficiaries when the deceased dies intestate and uses joint bank accounts as a form of estate…
  • Aug 27

    Think Your Joint Accounts Will Pass Automatically On Your Death? Don’t Bank On It

    Think Your Joint Accounts Will Pass Automatically On Your Death? Don’t Bank On It
    The use of joint accounts as an estate planning tool continues to gain in popularity. For example, parents may create joint bank accounts with their adult children, with the intention that the children receive the remaining balance in the…
Rank this Week: 93

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 31

    Expanding Homeownership

    Expanding Homeownership
    Fannie Mae is rolling out a new program designed to help poor and minority borrowers qualify for mortgages: This week, the government-sponsored enterprise unveiled plans for a new loan product. HomeReady is specifically targeted toward…
  • Aug 31

    Ely on State Constitutional Law and the Protection of Economic Rights Before the Civil War

    Ely on State Constitutional Law and the Protection of Economic Rights Before the Civil War
    James Ely (Vanderbilt) has posted ‘The Sacredness of Private Property:’ State Constitutional Law and the Protection of Economic Rights Before the Civil War (NYU Journal of Law & Liberty) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This essay…
  • Aug 28

    As Japan's Population Falls, Abandoned Properties Proliferate

    As Japan's Population Falls, Abandoned Properties Proliferate
    The New York Times looks at the growing number of abandoned homes in the Tokyo suburbs: These ghost homes are the most visible sign of human retreat in a country where the population peaked a half-decade ago and is forecast...
Rank this Week: 94

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: 95

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: 96

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Man Killed In Newport Beach Pedestrian Accident

    Man Killed In Newport Beach Pedestrian Accident
    Darin Wells, 44, was killed in a Newport Beach pedestrian accident after a car struck him near a street intersection. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal collision occurred near Newport Boulevard south of…
  • Aug 24

    Four Injured In Fullerton DUI Crash

    Four Injured In Fullerton DUI Crash
    Four people were injured in a car crash in Fullerton, which officials say, was caused by a suspected DUI driver. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injury collision occurred when the driver of a BMW traveling south…
  • Aug 12

    Irvine Resident Killed In San Bernardino Truck Accident

    Irvine Resident Killed In San Bernardino Truck Accident
    Rick Kagamaster, 63, of Irvine, was killed in a San Bernardino County truck accident the afternoon of August 9, 2015. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal motorcycle versus truck accident occurred at the 18…
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/
  • Aug 31

    Intoxication Manslaughter Charges for Wrong-Way Driver

    Intoxication Manslaughter Charges for Wrong-Way Driver
      (Photo: KVUE) AUGUST 2015 - Michelle Orduna celebrated her 23rd birthday on August 19, but the joyous occasion turned to tragedy around 2:30 a.m., when she drove the wrong way up the southbound Mano Road exit ramp on I-35 near Airport…
  • Aug 28

    Grandmother's SUV Totalled by Wal-Mart, Initial Settlement Offered at $3,200

    Grandmother's SUV Totalled by Wal-Mart, Initial Settlement Offered at $3,200
      photo credit Roberta Slayton   AUGUST 2015 - A Midlothian, Texas grandmother took her Ford Expedition to Wal-Mart for a routine oil change. Roberta Slayton's car had 173,000 miles on the odometer and was in good, solid condition.…
  • Aug 27

    Teen Dies After 3 months of Xarelto Use

    Teen Dies After 3 months of Xarelto Use
      MISSION HILLS, CA - Sean David Pulskamp died tragically after taking Xarelto for three months. The cause of death was listed as cardiopulmonary arrest, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary hypertension. Mr. Pulskamp…
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/
  • Aug 28

    Macey-Dare on English Derivatives Litgation

    Macey-Dare on English Derivatives Litgation
    Rupert Macey-Dare has posted Key Derivatives Cases 2015 on SSRN with the following abstract: The paper considers key derivatives cases in the English courts from 2015, namely: Wani v Royal Bank of Scotland, Dexia v Commune di Prato, Enasarco…
  • Aug 17

    Registration Open for 2015 Central States Law Schools Association Conference

    Registration Open for 2015 Central States Law Schools Association Conference
    Please note the following Conference announcement: Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2015 Scholarship Conference, on Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10 at The University of Toledo College of Law…
  • Aug 17

    Faculty Opening: University of Iowa College of Law

    Faculty Opening: University of Iowa College of Law
    I received the following notice that may be of interest to some of this blog's readers: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA COLLEGE OF LAW anticipates hiring several tenured/tenure track faculty members and clinical faculty members (including a director…
Rank this Week: 99

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: 100

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: 101

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: 102

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Aug 21

    Supreme Court takes up discovery issue: Williams v. Superior Court (Marshalls)

    Supreme Court takes up discovery issue: Williams v. Superior Court (Marshalls)
    On August 19, 2015, the Supreme Court granted review in Williams v. Superior Court (Marshalls of CA, LLC), No. S227228. In this case, the plaintiff moved to compel production of employee names and contact information in a representative…
  • Aug 11

    "Will Uber drivers get class-action status for employment case?"

    "Will Uber drivers get class-action status for employment case?"
    The motion for class certification in the Uber misclassification case made the San Francisco Chronicle. The motion was argued last Thursday before U.S. District Judge Edward Chen. The article relates a few interesting exchanges that took…
  • Aug 5

    New Ninth Circuit CAFA "amount in controversy" opinion: Yocupicio v. PAE Group, LLC

    New Ninth Circuit CAFA "amount in controversy" opinion: Yocupicio v. PAE Group, LLC
    In Yocupicio v. PAE Group, Inc., ___ F.3d ___ (9th Cir. Jul. 30, 2015), the Ninth Circuit held that the amounts sought in plaintiff's non-class PAGA claim could not be added to the amounts sought in plaintiff's class claims in...
Rank this Week: 103

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
  • Aug 5

    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…
  • Aug 5

    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…
  • Aug 5

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (C)

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (C)
    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: 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/
  • Aug 31

    Recent FCC Order Helps Shopkick Defeat TCPA Claim

    Recent FCC Order Helps Shopkick Defeat TCPA Claim
    This is a TCPA lawsuit against Shopkick, a rewards-based app that lets shoppers accumulate and use in-store rewards. Plaintiff brought a putative class action, alleging that Shopkick caused invites to be sent to users’ contacts.…
  • Aug 28

    Gmail Terms of Service Apply to reCAPTCHA During Account Formation–Rojas-Lozano v. Google

    Gmail Terms of Service Apply to reCAPTCHA During Account Formation–Rojas-Lozano v. Google
    This lawsuit against Google alleges that Google unfairly benefits from deploying a CAPTCHA process when users sign up for free gmail accounts. Specifically, the complaint alleged that Google unnecessarily included a second image in the…
  • Aug 27

    Jawbone Plaintiff Can Invoke California Choice of Law Provision in Service Agreement

    Jawbone Plaintiff Can Invoke California Choice of Law Provision in Service Agreement
    This is a lawsuit against Jawbone, a fitness tracker app, alleging that Jawbone’s battery life was significantly shorter than promised, and that it failed to accurately track and measure movement, calorie expenditure, and sleep:…
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/
  • Aug 31

    Structured Dialogue about Diversity

    Structured Dialogue about Diversity
    This article I wrote on Bank of America’s diversity program brings together so many themes discussed in previous posts. Target: The Bank has a commitment to diversity. I share this commitment. But for purposes of this post, it could…
  • Aug 24

    Everybody Else is an Idiot

    Everybody Else is an Idiot
    I’ve written multiple posts in praise of allied professionals, specialists, and experts who are increasingly vital to the delivery of competent legal services. But just as lawyers are not alone in the legal supply chain, lawyers are not…
  • Aug 23

    Pre-ILTACON: Interesting Time

    Pre-ILTACON: Interesting Time
    Lawyers who entered the profession when the standard means of production were a dictaphone and a dedicated secretary will, without any sense of irony, EMAIL me to tell me that technology has no impact on the way they practice law. One of the…
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/
  • Aug 19

    New Federal Rules Will Impact Patent Litigation

    New Federal Rules Will Impact Patent Litigation
    New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure set to take effect December 1, 2015, will have significant impact on patent litigation across the country. In fact, these changes are substantial enough that they may cause courts to rethink and revise…
  • Aug 18

    NPE Litigation is Back in 2015

    NPE Litigation is Back in 2015
    This recent RPX[1] report tells retailers what you likely already knew anecdotally – NPE cases are back. Patent litigation filings in the first half of 2015 are close to 2013 levels. As you are likely aware, this is in stark contrast to…
  • Jul 21

    2015 PWC Patent Litigation Study: “A Change in Patentee Fortunes”

    2015 PWC Patent Litigation Study: “A Change in Patentee Fortunes”
    PWC has published the latest installment of its yearly patent litigation survey.  This year’s study has a focus on recent changes and how those changes are affecting patentees.  In particular, the PWC study provides eight key…
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/
  • Aug 28

    Merger Remedies in Oligopoly

    Merger Remedies in Oligopoly
    The JLEO has a new paper, Merger Remedies in Oligopoly under a Consumer Welfare Standard: Abstract: We analyze the welfare effects of structural remedies on merger activity in a Cournot oligopoly if the antitrust agency applies a consumer…
  • Aug 27

    Court finds fraud in Dole deal

    Court finds fraud in Dole deal
    Vice Chancellor Laster just released his post-trial opinion in Dole. You'll remember that in Dole, Murdock, the CEO, structured the transaction to include all of the structural protections required under then-Chancellor Strine's MFW opinion.…
  • Aug 27

    Richmond is hiring

    Richmond is hiring
    From the law school at the University of Richmond: The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill three entry-level tenure-track positions for the 2016-2017 academic year, including one in corporate/transactional law. Candidates…
Rank this Week: 108

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: 109

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: 110

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Aug 29

    Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (Napa Valley) 2004

    Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (Napa Valley) 2004
    Having survived the first week of my 27th year in law teaching, I decided I deserved a treat Thursday night. So I picked up some filet mignon, baby Yukon Gold potatoes, and (I know it's cheating, so... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Aug 29

    Foxen Winery Old Vines Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard Chenin Blanc (Santa Maria Valley) 2013

    Foxen Winery Old Vines Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard Chenin Blanc (Santa Maria Valley) 2013
    It was too damned hot last night to cook, so I made a no-cook Panzanella salad (Tuscan Bread Salad With Garlic and Capers) from a Cook's Illustrated recipe. Foxen's 2013 Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Aug 29

    Qupé Bien Nacido Cuvée (Santa Maria Valley) 2013

    Qupé Bien Nacido Cuvée (Santa Maria Valley) 2013
    It was still too hot to cook tonight, so I went with another no cook salad and a crisp white wine. To wit, the 2013 Qupé Bien Nacido Cuvée and Fattoush (Pita Bread Salad With Tomatoes And Cucumber)... [[ This is a content…
Rank this Week: 111

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
  • Aug 31

    ISS 2016 Proxy Voting Policy

    ISS 2016 Proxy Voting Policy
    Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) is seeking feedback on policy questions as part of its process for updating its policies for the 2016 proxy season. Corporate issuers should consider communicating company views on proxy voting issues…
  • Aug 31

    Do Takeover Defenses Deter Takeovers?

    Do Takeover Defenses Deter Takeovers?
    The G-index and E-index are workhorses of empirical corporate finance research. Each counts the number of takeover defenses a firm has and is often used as a summary measure of the firm’s protection from unsolicited takeover bids. But…
  • Aug 30

    Federal Court Injunction Against SEC Prosecution

    Federal Court Injunction Against SEC Prosecution
    A federal judge in Manhattan recently granted a preliminary injunction against the Securities and Exchange Commission in the latest of a series of rulings raising issues with the SEC’s use of in-house proceedings before its…
Rank this Week: 112

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 23

    Parameters set for statutory damages trial in UMG v Grooveshark

    Parameters set for statutory damages trial in UMG v Grooveshark
    In UMG v. Escape Media, UMG's case against the Grooveshark founders, the judge has rendered a decision setting some of the parameters for the statutory damages trial scheduled to begin next Monday. The jury will be instructed that the maximum…
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

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

idealawg

idealawg

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 116

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Aug 31

    You Already Have an Ethical Obligation to be Technologically Competent

    You Already Have an Ethical Obligation to be Technologically Competent
    Sooner or later, your clients will find another lawyer if you waste their money and time on basic tasks because you aren’t proficient with your technology.You Already Have an Ethical Obligation to be Technologically Competent was…
  • Aug 28

    Posting Attorney-Client Communications On The Internet Is A Very Bad Idea

    Posting Attorney-Client Communications On The Internet Is A Very Bad Idea
    When you first see the headline “Lawyer Is Suspended for His Response to Internet Criticism,” it is easy to assume that a tech-hating functionary sitting in a professional responsibility office somewhere fundamentally…
  • Aug 28

    How to Accept Credit Cards from Client

    How to Accept Credit Cards from Client
    Accepting credit cards is more convenient for clients and a more reliable way to get paid for lawyers.How to Accept Credit Cards from Clients was originally published on Lawyerist.
Rank this Week: 117

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 118

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/
  • Aug 31

    Ask But Don’t Tell: Kentucky Allows Defendant to Seek Ex Parte Interviews of Plaintiff’s Treating Physician

    Ask But Don’t Tell: Kentucky Allows Defendant to Seek Ex Parte Interviews of Plaintiff’s Treating Physician
    We walked into the Drug and Device Law Rock Climber’s room last night to find her packing for her return to college while the ignored TV blared in the background.  Onscreen was a popular cable reality franchise involving wealthy…
  • Aug 28

    Breaking News - Ohio Sets Class Actions Right.

    Breaking News - Ohio Sets Class Actions Right.
    One of the most basic prerequisites to having court rules is that the rules aren’t supposed to change substantive law.  With class action rules, like Fed. R. Civ. P. 23 and its state-law analogs, courts seem to have a hard time…
  • Aug 28

    Lack of Proximate Cause for Failure to Warn Nets a Directed Verdict

    Lack of Proximate Cause for Failure to Warn Nets a Directed Verdict
                A week ago, in a post-script to a post on Daubert decisions, we reported that the trial court in Hexum v. Eli Lilly & Co., No. 2:13-cv-02701-SVM-MAN, 2015 U.S. Dist.…
Rank this Week: 119

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: 120

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Aug 31

    Another Reason We Need Video Monitoring in Nursing Home

    Another Reason We Need Video Monitoring in Nursing Home
    When Bernice Robertson’s mother, who cannot speak due to throat cancer, suffered a mysterious broken arm and developed bruises on her body in February, Bernice decided to plant a hidden camera in the 84-year-old woman’s nursing…
  • Aug 31

    Employee Accused of Stealing Residents’ Medication

    Employee Accused of Stealing Residents’ Medication
    NorthwestGeorgianNews reported the arrest of Marquette Wallin, an employee at Cozy Manor nursing home, who is facing drug charges after, police say, they found prescription medication belonging to some of the residents in her purse.…
  • Aug 30

    Arrested for Abuse

    Arrested for Abuse
    Enid News reported that CNA Carla Jean Hill, a caregiver at Hennessey Manor Nursing Home and Care Center, is being charged with a felony count of alleged abuse of a nursing home resident.  She is accused of abusing a…
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William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Feb 20

    First Cherry Blossom

    First Cherry Blossom
    Wet and temperate in Seattle this morning. And look, Spring!
  • Feb 9

    Lark & Environ

    Lark &amp; Environ
    Interesting stuff going on at, let's call it 10th and Seneca, about a half block east of Broadway off Madison. Lark has recently moved there, and, based on one dinner experience at the new location, is as good or better...
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 122

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
Rank this Week: 123

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
  • Aug 31

    Immigration proposals under scrutiny – the Round-up

    Immigration proposals under scrutiny – the Round-up
    In the news Immigration Minister James Brokenshire has announced proposals to make Britain “tougher on those with no right to be here’. The new measures are to be included in an Immigration Bill due this Autumn. Working illegally…
  • Aug 30

    Passports at the junction of international and domestic law – Richard Alton

    Passports at the junction of international and domestic law – Richard Alton
    Western governments are increasingly concerned to establish that they have the power to prevent individuals from traveling to the Middle East to engage in terrorism-related activity (see Rosalind English’s recent post on Jihadi Brides).…
  • Aug 27

    ISIL child brides: a big care problem for the Family Court?

    ISIL child brides: a big care problem for the Family Court?
    London Borough Tower of Hamlets v B [2015] EWHC 2491 (Fam) 21 August 2015 – read judgment  When a judge waxes lyrical about a child, garlanded with starred GCSEs, their intelligence, their medical school ambitions, you wonder what…
Rank this Week: 124

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/
  • Aug 28

    Lawyers, Weed, and Money: H.R. 2076 Found Some Fan

    Lawyers, Weed, and Money: H.R. 2076 Found Some Fan
    House Resolution 2076 would permit banking for marijuana businesses if they follow certain guidelines. But what does that mean for the banks and the existing federal laws? Wouldn’t they still be aiding and abetting criminal…
  • Aug 14

    Uber vs. Taxi: The Sharing Economy’s Power over Workers and Liability

    Uber vs. Taxi: The Sharing Economy’s Power over Workers and Liability
    Despite its popularity, not everyone is so enamored with Uber. Recently, it has fallen under scrutiny for its utilization of independent contractors and been accused of violating local regulations for taxi services. Perhaps the most visible…
  • Jul 24

    Supreme Court of the United States: 2015 Session in Review

    Supreme Court of the United States: 2015 Session in Review
    J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi discuss the latest Supreme Court decisions with Tony Mauro from the National Law Journal and Tejinder Singh from SCOTUSBlog. Together they review the fundamental rights in Obergefell v. Hodges, interpretation…
Rank this Week: 125

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Aug 27

    Upon Further Review, I Don't Know What to Think

    Upon Further Review, I Don't Know What to Think
    Guys, a topic that is kind of interesting but that you should still not bring up on a first date is how the NFL's instant-replay system is similar in some ways to the courts of appeal. Both systems use…
  • Aug 25

    "Arabic Terror Message" Actually Said "Welcome Home" in Hebrew

    &quot;Arabic Terror Message&quot; Actually Said &quot;Welcome Home&quot; in Hebrew
    If you see something, say something! Unless you're an idiot: The Rapides Parish [Louisiana] Sheriff's Office ... and KALB were contacted by several residents who were concerned about the signs and that they might have been [a] terror message…
  • Aug 25

    Alleged Hypno-Lawyer Disbarred

    Alleged Hypno-Lawyer Disbarred
    It's not too unusual, or so I hear, for a client to be unable to recall every meeting and phone call with a lawyer. I would guess that the recall rate goes down as the billing rate goes up,…
Rank this Week: 126

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Aug 31

    The Innocent Sellers Fairness Act

    The Innocent Sellers Fairness Act
    Twelve U.S. House members are sponsoring the Innocent Sellers Fairness Act (H.R. 1199), designed to remove liability for product injuries from sellers and keep it on manufacturers. The bill would make it so that no seller of any product…
  • Aug 28

    New Private Law: Posts by Goldberg & Zipursky, Hylton

    New Private Law: Posts by Goldberg &amp; Zipursky, Hylton
    Over at New Private Law, there are two recent torts posts: John Goldberg & Ben Zipursky discuss the duty/breach distinction in a post about a recent Second Circuit decision, Munn v. Hotchkiss. Keith Hylton jumps into the recent discussion…
  • Aug 27

    Reducing Med Mal Through Cameras in ORs?

    Reducing Med Mal Through Cameras in ORs?
    Earlier this month, I reported on a bill in Wisconsin to allow patients to have surgeries recorded. On Tuesday, The Washington Post (Tom Jackman) covered the idea in an article. A sample: Currently, re-creating what went wrong in an…
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

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/
  • Aug 31

    Contract Drafting Sources that Promote Substance Over Style

    Contract Drafting Sources that Promote Substance Over Style
    Now that we are back in school, I wanted to draw attention to a couple of great new resources for those who are teaching contract drafting or those who would like to incorporate some contract drafting concepts or clauses into...
  • Aug 31

    Washington Post Exposes Scam that Takes Advantage of Recipients of Structured Settlement

    Washington Post Exposes Scam that Takes Advantage of Recipients of Structured Settlement
    The article is here. It speaks for itself. There are a million reasons why these contracts, which offer pennies on the dollar on the present value of the settlement, should not be enforced. Feel free to offer your legal theories...
  • Aug 31

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Matthew D. Cain, Antonio J. Macias & Steven Davidoff Solomon, Broken Promises: The Role of Reputation in Private Equity Contracting and Strategic Default. 40 J. Corp. L. 565 (2015) Phillip Lee, A Contract Theory of Academic Freedom, 59…
Rank this Week: 129

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Aug 31

    Walking With A Purpose in Des Moine

    Walking With A Purpose in Des Moine
    There are a laundry list of excuses, easily uttered and proved only by our innate trust in the truthfulness of a police officer’s.  They range from reaching toward his waistband to the grand-daddy of meaninglessness, the furtive…
  • Aug 31

    Deputy Darren Goforth: No Motive, So What?

    Deputy Darren Goforth: No Motive, So What?
    Harris County Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth was pumping gas into his cruiser when someone from behind shot and killed him.  Sheriff Ron Hickman called it an unprovoked execution. Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman told reporters Goforth…
  • Aug 30

    Explaining The Law of Cop Killing, Well-Intended and Wrong

    Explaining The Law of Cop Killing, Well-Intended and Wrong
    In many respects, it’s far easier to deal with an article that is wildly off-base when it comes to excusing the killing of unarmed citizens by police than it is to address an article that tries so very hard to get it right, to discuss…
Rank this Week: 130

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/
  • Aug 29

    Crew Member Allegedly Rapes Passenger on Costa Diadema

    Crew Member Allegedly Rapes Passenger on Costa Diadema
    An Italian newspaper reports today that a Costa crew member is accused of raping a young passenger aboard the Costa Diadema while the cruise ship was docked in Naples. The newspaper says that a Costa bartender allegedly followed an 18…
  • Aug 29

    New Crime Warnings for the Bahama

    New Crime Warnings for the Bahama
    "New Crime Warnings - Brits, Canadians Put Citizens on Alert" read the headlines of the Nassau Guardian yesterday.  The newspaper reports that the governments of Britain and Canada issued advisories to their citizens about the rising…
  • Aug 27

    Vision of the Seas Rescues Migrant

    Vision of the Seas Rescues Migrant
    Several crew members from the Vision of the Seas notified me that earlier this morning the cruise ship was involved in the rescue of 45 or 46 migrants. The crew of the Vision provided food and water to all of the migrants.  It then…
Rank this Week: 131

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 132

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

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

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 133

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Aug 31

    Child Marriage is as Popular as ever in Bangladesh

    Child Marriage is as Popular as ever in Bangladesh
    From The Washington Post: On her wedding day, 15-year- old Nasoin Akhter looked “melancholic,” according to photographer Allison Joyce, who documented the teenage girl’s wedding to her 32-year-old husband, Mohammad Hasamur Rahman, last…
  • Aug 30

    Mexico Adoption-For-Cash Scheme Took Babies From Mother

    Mexico Adoption-For-Cash Scheme Took Babies From Mother
    From CBS News: A child welfare official in northern Mexico took at least nine babies from poor or drug-addicted mothers and offered them to adoptive parents in exchange for payments ranging from $5,000 to $9,000, authorities said Friday. Raul…
  • Aug 29

    You Need To Tell Your Child's Teacher About Your Divorce

    You Need To Tell Your Child's Teacher About Your Divorce
    From LA Times: The school year is just beginning, but grades are already in on parent-teacher communication: needs improvement. There’s a crucial disconnect between parents and teachers, both vital players in a child's growth and…
Rank this Week: 134

Charon QC

Charon QC

Mix of legal ephemera and comment.

http://charonqc.wordpress.com
  • May 1

    Charon to be restaurant critic….

    Charon to be restaurant critic….
    Originally posted on Charon QC:You may find this truly astonishing, but I have been invited by Della Croft, the MD of Law And More, of which more later, and Vanessa Wozniak, the Editor of the LawandMore online magazine ……to be…
  • Oct 11

    Tweet du Jour…

    Tweet du Jour…
    I really must get back to some ‘sensible’ blogging.  I shall find my Panama Hat which aids thinking while writing and do so… I note that a future prime minister and the present ‘incumbent’ are in this…
  • Oct 11

    Rive Gauche: A bit of “Shagger”

    Rive Gauche: A bit of “Shagger”
    Came across this Lord Shagger nonsense while ‘perusing’ my Charon files.  I think I may have to do a few more Lord Shagger posts now that the legal year is under way.  I may even be able to do/shoehorn in some vaguely…
Rank this Week: 135