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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/
  • Jul 30

    Funding Tips from Angel Investors and Venture Capitalist

    Funding Tips from Angel Investors and Venture Capitalist
    Last week I attended a panel discussion with angel investors and venture capitalists hosted by Refresh Miami. Almost two hundred entrepreneurs and tech professionals attended the summer startup series to learn the inside scoop on fundraising…
  • Jul 29

    Comparative Corporate Law - Important New Teaching Text

    Comparative Corporate Law - Important New Teaching Text
    My friend and corporate law colleague Marco Ventoruzzo (Penn State Law and Bocconi University) recently let me know that he and several others--Pierre-Henri Conac, Gen Goto, Sebastian Mock, Mario Notari, and Arad Reisberg--have published a…
  • Jul 28

    Activist Shareholder and Law Prof: Robin Hood or Charles Pillsbury?

    Activist Shareholder and Law Prof: Robin Hood or Charles Pillsbury?
    A lawyer representing Fordham Law School Professor (and Riverbed Technology shareholder) Sean Griffith argued in Delaware court that a class action settlement related to Riverbed Technology's $3.6 billion sale to private equity firm Thoma…
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/
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/
  • Jul 30

    Incapacity Planning Among Cancer Patient

    Incapacity Planning Among Cancer Patient
    The results of a recent study published in the American Medical Association Oncology Journal suggest that more patients with cancer are obtaining Continuing Powers of Attorney for Property than in the past.  Approximately 74% of…
  • Jul 28

    Lucid Intervals?

    Lucid Intervals?
    In a forthcoming article to be published in The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Ian Hull and Dr. Kenneth Shulman, among others, explore the concept of the lucid interval. A lucid interval is a legal concept invoked…
  • Jul 28

    Aging and American Gun Control

    Aging and American Gun Control
    Reaching the age of retirement and becoming eligible for government-funded pension benefits is a cause of celebration for many individuals.  However, for Americans who wish to exercise their Second-Amendment right to bear firearms,…
Rank this Week: 93

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jul 29

    Pope Francis the Urbanist

    Pope Francis the Urbanist
    From the Atlantic Cities Blog: Today, the Vatican welcomes more than 60 mayors from around the world. The eclectic agenda covers mayoral efforts to combat climate change as well as modern forms of slavery. Many of the mayors will stay...
  • Jul 29

    Bell & Parchomovsky

    Bell & Parchomovsky
    Avi Bell (San Diego) & Gideon Parchomovsky (Penn) have posted Of Property and Information (Columbia Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The property-information interface is perhaps the most crucial and under-theorized dimension of…
  • Jul 27

    Are Rich Foreigners to Blame for High Real Estate Prices on the Coasts?

    Are Rich Foreigners to Blame for High Real Estate Prices on the Coasts?
    Michael Lewyn says no: According to a New York Times article about the evils of foreign investment in New York housing, "About $8 billion is spent each year for New York City residences that cost more than $5 million each."...
Rank this Week: 94

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: 95

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: 96

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Woman Killed In Mission Viejo Motorcycle Accident

    Woman Killed In Mission Viejo Motorcycle Accident
    Monica Castorena, 29, was killed in a Mission Viejo motorcycle accident early morning on July 25, 2015. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal crash between a Toyota Prius and a Kawasaki motorcycle occurred at the…
  • Jul 24

    Toddler Falls To Her Death In Anaheim Hotel

    Toddler Falls To Her Death In Anaheim Hotel
    Stephanie Martinez, 3, of Las Vegas, fell five stories to her death at an Anaheim hotel while on a Disneyland vacation with her family. The incident occurred the evening of July 20, 2015 at the Embassy Suites in the 3100 block of East…
  • Jul 20

    Deadly California Bus Crash Spurs Safety Mandate

    Deadly California Bus Crash Spurs Safety Mandate
    A California state lawmaker has proposed sweeping bus safety reforms recommended by federal officials who investigated a fiery bus crash in Northern California that killed eight people including five Los Angeles area high school students who…
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/
  • Jul 30

    Firefighters Injured, Truck Driver Killed in Irving, Texas Highway Crash

    Firefighters Injured, Truck Driver Killed in Irving, Texas Highway Crash
    Pictured above: A scene from the accident  Over the weekend, a tragic accident occurred on Texas 183 that left one truck driver dead and several firefighters injured. The accident began when police and firefighters responded to an…
  • Jul 29

    Women Hit & Killed by Dump Truck in Union City, New Jersey

    Women Hit & Killed by Dump Truck in Union City, New Jersey
    Pictured above: The dump truck after the accident  Yesterday morning, an unidentified victim was struck by a dump truck in Union City, New Jersey. The accident happened on North Marginal Highway on the Route 495 West Service Road at Park…
  • Jul 27

    The Role of Morcellators in Spreading Cancer During Hysterectomie

    The Role of Morcellators in Spreading Cancer During Hysterectomie
    More recently, a significant number of women and theirs families have brought lawsuits against various manufacturers after doctors used laparoscopic power morcellators during their hysterectomies. These individuals allege that these devices…
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/
  • Jul 14

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Carlos Gomez-Jara Diez, Honest Services Fraud as a Criminal Breach of Fiduciary Duties: A Comparative Law Approach for Reform, 18 New Crim.…
  • Jul 10

    This Week in Securities Litigation

    This Week in Securities Litigation
    The SEC Actions Blog has compiled This Week In Securities Litigation (Two weeks ending July 10, 2015).
  • Jul 10

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Kabir Ahmed & Dezso Farkas, A Proposal to Encourage Up-the-Ladder Reporting by Insulating In-House Corporate Attorneys from Managerial…
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

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

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: 102

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Jul 27

    New UCL opinion: Rutledge v. Hewlett Packard Co.

    New UCL opinion: Rutledge v. Hewlett Packard Co.
    The Court of Appeal (Sixth Appellate District) handed down an important new UCL opinion last week. In Rutledge v. Hewlett Packard Co., ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Jul. 22, 2015), the Court of Appeal reinstated a UCL "fraudulent" prong…
  • Jul 24

    New class certification opinion: Safeway, Inc. v. Superior Court (Esparza)

    New class certification opinion: Safeway, Inc. v. Superior Court (Esparza)
    In Safeway, Inc. v. Superior Court (Esparza), ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Jul. 22, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Four) refused to disturb an order granting class certification of a UCL claim predicated on violations…
  • Jul 20

    New UCL preemption opinion: Eckler v. Neutrogena Corp.

    New UCL preemption opinion: Eckler v. Neutrogena Corp.
    In Eckler v. Neutrogena Corp., ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Jun. 9, 2015; pub. ord. Jul. 1, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Seven) held that the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act preempted claims under the UCL…
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
  • Jul 21

    Web of Science Update

    Web of Science Update
    A new update will be released on July 26, 2015 to Web of Science and during this time of scheduled maintenance, access may be intermittent. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Jul 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…
  • Jul 6

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (B)

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (B)
    Selected Law Journals: Table of Contents This list covers top ranked (A or A*) law journals selected from the ARC (Australian Research Council) ranked journal list and Asian law related journals of interest to the HKU community. Table of…
Rank this Week: 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/
  • Jul 30

    Google Loogle

    Google Loogle
    In his post the "Great Google Debate", Mark Gediman suggested I was wise to not touch the debate on Google, and while I am happy to take the compliment, it also makes me wonder if somewhere down the road we (and by we, I mean those…
  • Jul 29

    The Great Google Debate or "I am not touching this"

    The Great Google Debate or "I am not touching this"
    I just returned from the AALL annual meeting in Philadelphia and had an interesting discussion with a colleague about Google.  First, let me set the scene: I was on a panel with Zena Applebaum and we had just answered a question about…
  • Jul 28

    Watson Graduates Law School, Returns to America

    Watson Graduates Law School, Returns to America
    We all know this coming of age story. A boy leaves home to study abroad, sows his wild oats, and returns home a grown man, wiser and ready to take on the world. Except this coming of age story has a bit of a twist. The boy is actually a…
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/
  • 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…
  • May 25

    The Courts and Patent Litigation

    The Courts and Patent Litigation
    We often hear concerns with the ability or the willingness of the courts to handle sophisticated patent cases.  While we feel the concern is overstated, there are legitimate concerns.  Roy Strom examines a number of these concerns…
  • May 22

    Covered Business Method Review of Four of Fifteen Patents Warrants Stay

    Covered Business Method Review of Four of Fifteen Patents Warrants Stay
    Trading Techs. Int’l, Inc. v. BCG Partners, Inc., Nos. 10 C 715, 716, 718, 720, 721, 726, 882-885, 929 & 931, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 25, 2015) (Kendall, J.). Judge Kendall granted defendants’ motion to stay this patent…
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/
  • Jul 30

    DOJ files for cert in Newman

    DOJ files for cert in Newman
    Since the financial crisis in 2008, the DOJ has been teaching yet another generation of insider traders the important lesson that one shall not trade on confidential inside information. However, that campaign took a big - one might say…
  • Jul 27

    Crown jewels making a comeback

    Crown jewels making a comeback
    Christina Sautter has a new paper - Fleecing the Family Jewels, which is set to appear in the Tulane Law Review. The paper argues that crown jewel deal protections have made a comeback in recent years and reminds us why...
  • Jul 20

    Tenure Voting System

    Tenure Voting System
    Lynne Dallas and Jordan Barry have posted an interesting paper on tenure voting, or what they call time phased voting. Some of you will recognize tenure voting systems from the J.M. Smuckers experience (described in a recent WSJ piece) and...
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
  • Jul 30

    Presidente do STF suspende convocação de advogada à CPI da Petrobra

    Presidente do STF suspende convocação de advogada à CPI da Petrobra
    O presidente do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), ministro Ricardo Lewandowski, proferiu decisão em habeas corpus desobrigando a advogada Beatriz Catta Preta do comparecimento à Comissão Parlamentar de Inquérito…
  • Jul 30

    PGR questiona lei de MG que permite uso de depósitos judiciais pelo governo

    PGR questiona lei de MG que permite uso de depósitos judiciais pelo governo
    A Procuradoria Geral da República (PGR) ajuizou Ação Direta de Inconstitucionalidade (ADI 5353) no Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) para questionar a Lei 21.720/2015, do Estado de Minas Gerais, que, destina 75%…
  • Jul 30

    Atribuição de bombeiros voluntários em SC é tema de ADI

    Atribuição de bombeiros voluntários em SC é tema de ADI
    O procurador-geral da República ajuizou no Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) a Ação Direta de Inconstitucionalidade (ADI) 5354, com pedido de liminar, contra legislação do Estado de Santa Catarina que…
Rank this Week: 109

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jul 30

    Be my amici: ABA Blawg 100 Nominations are open

    Be my amici: ABA Blawg 100 Nominations are open
    Email from the ABA Journal: We're working on our annual list of the 100 best legal blogs, and we'd like your advice on which blogs you think we should include. Go to this link to tell us about a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jul 30

    Best news I've heard in age

    Best news I've heard in age
    I'm very excited to announce that Hammond, May and I have signed a deal with .@AmazonVideo— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) July 30, 2015 Good news! I've got a job with @AmazonVideoUK. Bad news! So... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Jul 29

    A couple of tweets about law schools, gunslingers, and social justice warrior

    A couple of tweets about law schools, gunslingers, and social justice warrior
    Law schools should be about training gunslingers. We shouldn't privilege one set of clients/causes over another. https://t.co/pCqcxoFMII — Stephen Bainbridge (@ProfBainbridge) July 29, 2015 Which I... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 110

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: 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/
  • 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: 112

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
  • Jul 30

    2015 Proxy Season Review

    2015 Proxy Season Review
    Our 2015 Proxy Season Review summarizes significant developments relating to shareholder proposals to date during the 2015 proxy season. Although shareholder activists pursuing strategic or management changes continue to dominate…
  • Jul 30

    Dodd Frank Turns 5

    Dodd Frank Turns 5
    July 21, 2015 marked the 5th anniversary of President Obama signing the Dodd-Frank Act into law. Even though the Act is more than 800 pages in length, it is the Act’s 390 rulemaking requirements and the 307 proposed and final rules…
  • Jul 29

    Timing Stock Trades for Personal Gain: Private Information and Sales of Shares by CEO

    Timing Stock Trades for Personal Gain: Private Information and Sales of Shares by CEO
    In October 2000, the SEC enacted Rule 10b5-1 which enables managers to reduce their exposure to allegations of trading on material non-public information by announcing pre-planned stock sales up to two years in advance. In our paper, Timing…
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/
  • Jul 7

    These days you don't see events like this involving supreme court justice

    These days you don't see events like this involving supreme court justice
    From the ABA Journal, we learn of the colorful history of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Field. The events described in the article were hardly all that added color to his life story. For a more complete look at the man, read this review of…
  • Jun 22

    Join us next week for a teleseminar on Polarity Thinking in trusts and estate

    Join us next week for a teleseminar on Polarity Thinking in trusts and estate
    On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at 12 Eastern, 9 Pacific AM, I will be moderating a teleseminar for Purposeful Planning Institute (PPI). The program description is below. Because of the topic and speakers, this will be an hour that is very…
  • May 30

    Good to see more attention to mediation of sibling disputes about end-of-life matter

    Good to see more attention to mediation of sibling disputes about end-of-life matter
    Just published, a New York Times article on the use of mediation for disputes between siblings. Excerpt from "Strengthening Troubled Sibling Bonds to Deal With an Aging Parent": It doesn’t matter how successful people are; when…
Rank this Week: 116

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Jul 30

    Every Legal App for iPhone and iPad

    Every Legal App for iPhone and iPad
    iOS apps for lawyers abound, whether for case management, billing, or trial preparation. This page has every legal app for iOS that we could find.Every Legal App for iPhone and iPad was originally published on Lawyerist.
  • Jul 30

    Launching A Law Firm: Should You Incorporate? (sponsored)

    Launching A Law Firm: Should You Incorporate? (sponsored)
    The following is an excerpt from the MyCase eBook: Launching a Law Firm – The Necessities, by author Stacey E. Burke. When forming a new law firm, the important question of incorporation will be one of the first to arise. You’ll…
  • Jul 29

    Legal Marketing: Get ‘Em While They’re Young

    Legal Marketing: Get ‘Em While They’re Young
    Many lawyers dream of having their ads becoming viral sensations. Nothing would be better than your name being the first thing in anyone’s head whenever they have a legal problem. But personal injury lawyer Morris Bart in Louisiana has…
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/
  • Jul 30

    Plaintiffs Allowed To Make a Case Out of Thin Air

    Plaintiffs Allowed To Make a Case Out of Thin Air
                This post is from the non-Reed Smith side of the blog.            Is anyone else watching the CW’s “Penn…
  • Jul 29

    Guest Post - Just the Fax, Ma’am

    Guest Post - Just the Fax, Ma’am
    While Bexis is on vacation, here is a guest post to take up some of the slack.  Our guest blogger today is Henry Pietrkowski, a partner in Reed Smith's Chicago office.  This one's a little different.  It's about the impace of a…
  • Jul 28

    Almost, but Not Quite: No Summary Judgement for Mentor on Two of Plaintiff’s ObTape Claim

    Almost, but Not Quite: No Summary Judgement for Mentor on Two of Plaintiff’s ObTape Claim
    We flew to Pittsburgh this week for depositions.   From Philadelphia, it takes only about 40 minutes in the air to get to Pittsburgh.  But there are only a few nonstops each day.  With no other options, we booked a nonstop…
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/
  • Jul 30

    Emeritus CNA Takes “Funny” Cell Phone Video of Elder Abuse

    Emeritus CNA Takes “Funny” Cell Phone Video of Elder Abuse
    Metrowest Daily News reported that two caregivers at Emeritus at Farm Pond were arrested on May 5, 2014 and charged with elder assault after police were informed of cell phone videos showing them abusing elders at the facility. The shocking…
  • Jul 30

    Wandering leads to Tragic Death

    Wandering leads to Tragic Death
    KHOU reported the tragic and preventable death of a blind man in his 60s found dead after wandering away from his nursing home. Police said the man’s body was found by a jogger about a mile from the facility in a grassy area…
  • Jul 29

    Golden Living Centers Sued by Pa. AG

    Golden Living Centers Sued by Pa. AG
    The Newton Patch reported the Pennsylvania Attorney General has filed legal action against national for-profit chain Golden Living Centers, a nursing home company with 36 locations statewide, for failing to provide basic…
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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

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
  • Jul 24

    ‘Limbs in the Loch’ killer wins Article 8 claim

    ‘Limbs in the Loch’ killer wins Article 8 claim
    Beggs v Scottish Ministers [2015] CSOH 98, 21st July 2015 – read judgment The Court of Session’s first instance chamber – the Outer House – has held that the way in which the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) handled a…
  • Jul 23

    The Round Up: The right to die battle – last rites, or the long game?

    The Round Up: The right to die battle – last rites, or the long game?
    Laura Profumo delivers the latest human rights happenings. In the News: Right to die campaigners have sustained yet another setback, following the judgment of R (AM) v General Medical Council last week.   ‘Martin’, a sufferer…
  • Jul 22

    More bad news in the fight for a right to die

    More bad news in the fight for a right to die
    R (o.t.a A.M) v. General Medical Council [2015] EWHC 2096 (Admin) Read the full judgment here The High Court has rejected the argument made by “Martin”, a man with locked-in syndrome who is profoundly disabled and wishes to…
Rank this Week: 123

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

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

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/
  • 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…
  • Jul 6

    Orange County’s Jailhouse Informant Program

    Orange County’s Jailhouse Informant Program
    In this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, producer Laurence Colletti interviews Professor Alexandra Natapoff from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and Rudolph Loewenstein, a recommendation directly from the Orange County Public Defenders Office.…
  • May 21

    ‘FOSS+beer’ at Beryl’s Beer Co.

    ‘FOSS+beer’ at Beryl’s Beer Co.
    During a recent trip, Lawyer 2 Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi visited Legal Talk Network headquarters in Denver, Colorado. While there, he interviewed hosts from another legal podcast called ‘FOSS+beer’. With their general focus on law,…
Rank this Week: 124

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Jul 30

    Morrissey Claims TSA Officer Groped Him

    Morrissey Claims TSA Officer Groped Him
    "Approve of the meat industry and you approve of Auschwitz. There is no difference." Here's something else the new TSA administrator needs to prioritize: the investigation into the recent alleged groping of Morrissey's junk at San Francisco…
  • Jul 30

    New TSA Administrator Explains, Part II

    New TSA Administrator Explains, Part II
    Update: I did watch the rest of the hearing yesterday (see "New TSA Administrator to Explain How Agency Will Fail Differently From Now On" (July 29)), although to be honest I just sort of listened to it in the…
  • Jul 29

    New TSA Administrator to Explain How Agency Will Fail Differently From Now On

    New TSA Administrator to Explain How Agency Will Fail Differently From Now On
    Good news, you guys—the TSA finally has a new administrator, a man who is said to be a smart and capable leader who should be able to develop new and creative ways in which the agency will fail. Vice-Admiral…
Rank this Week: 125

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jul 30

    Rabin on Weinstein

    Rabin on Weinstein
    Bob Rabin has posted to SSRN Judge Jack Weinstein and the World of Tort: Institutional and Historical Perspectives. The abstract provides: In this Article, I offer four representative illustrations of Judge Jack Weinstein’s creative efforts…
  • Jul 29

    NYU Law's Civil Jury Project

    NYU Law's Civil Jury Project
    NYU Law has just announced its new Civil Jury Project, with directors Sam Issacharoff and Cathy Sharkey. Its first conference, on Friday, September 11th, will be "The State and Future of Civil Jury Trials." Register here.
  • Jul 28

    IA: Med Mal Early Resolution Program

    IA: Med Mal Early Resolution Program
    In Iowa, the reform I reported on here has become law. It has similarities to a program at the University of Michigan, which has also inspired laws in Massachusetts and Oregon. Readers of the blog know I am a big...
Rank this Week: 126

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: 127

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Jul 30

    Contracts for Trophy Hunting A Bad Idea

    Contracts for Trophy Hunting A Bad Idea
    I earlier blogged on an American TV personality's contract to hunt and kill one of the most highly endangered species on earth: a black rhino. That hunt has now been completed at a price tag of $350,000. The asserted reasoning...
  • Jul 29

    Oxford Conference on General Principles of Law

    Oxford Conference on General Principles of Law
    Institute of European and Comparative Law General Principles of Law: European and Comparative Perspectives Celebrating 20 Years of the Institute of European and Comparative Law Friday 25-26 September 2015 St Anne's College Oxford and the…
  • Jul 28

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 189 The Law, Economics, and Psychology of Manipulation Eric A. Posner University of Chicago - Law School 2 155 After the Revolution:…
Rank this Week: 128

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/
  • Jul 28

    Lifeboat Accident on NCL's Pride of America Sends Two Crew Members to Hospital

    Lifeboat Accident on NCL's Pride of America Sends Two Crew Members to Hospital
    KHON 2 reports that two Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) crew members were injured and hospitalized yesterday in an accident on the Pride of America.  The accident occurred when the NCL cruise ship was docked in Hilo. The crew members, in…
  • Jul 28

    Freedom of the Seas Fire: A Word From Your Captain

    Freedom of the Seas Fire: A Word From Your Captain
    The captain of the Freedom of the Seas, Captain Ron Holmes, I am told by crew members is a good man. He is well liked and respected by the crew, from what the shipboard employees tell me. After the fire, Captain Holmes, via a closed circuit…
  • Jul 28

    Video of Freedom of the Seas Fire

    Video of Freedom of the Seas Fire
    A passenger on the Freedom of the Seas sent us a copy of the video that he took of the fire. There are a couple of things to note. First, as you can hear on the video, this passenger and his wife were on their balcony and had seen black smoke…
Rank this Week: 129

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: 130

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 131

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: 132

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jul 30

    Bill Otis, Or Why You Can’t Have Nice Thing

    Bill Otis, Or Why You Can’t Have Nice Thing
    I’ve said some unpleasant things about Bill Otis here from time to time, so it’s only fair that I note his profile by Mark Obbie at Slate, where he’s lauded as “the last man standing who thinks criminal…
  • Jul 30

    A Little Reform On A Big Soapbox

    A Little Reform On A Big Soapbox
    Everybody has a story to tell, and most think their story is well worth your time.  There’s nothing unusual about that, except when they find out that other people yawn, make excuses to leave, run away to avoid having to hear your…
  • Jul 29

    But The Warrant Seemed So Legit

    But The Warrant Seemed So Legit
    The story of Baby Bou Bou, the toddler nearly killed when a flashbang grenade was tossed into his crib as he lay sleeping, as a SWAT team stormed a home upon a no-knock night-time warrant granted by a neutral magistrate, a guardian of the…
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/
  • Jul 30

    Christian Schools Ask Supreme Court to Strike Down Obamacare Abortion Mandate

    Christian Schools Ask Supreme Court to Strike Down Obamacare Abortion Mandate
    From The Washington Examiner: A group of Christian schools wants the Supreme Court to strike down an Obamacare mandate that they provide health plans that enable access to abortion-inducing pills, the latest religious nonprofits to challenge…
  • Jul 29

    How Cohabitation Affects Alimony Payment

    How Cohabitation Affects Alimony Payment
    From The National Law Review: At the conclusion of many divorce proceedings, alimony is calculated by the court to be paid from the supporting spouse to the dependent spouse. The amount of alimony to be paid is calculated based on...
  • Jul 28

    Modification to Alimony Due to Retirement

    Modification to Alimony Due to Retirement
    From The National Law Review: During the course of divorce proceedings, alimony from the supporting spouse to the dependent spouse is typically calculated based on a variety of factors. The income of the two spouses is a critical factor in...
Rank this Week: 134

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Jun 28

    Join The Contingency

    Join The Contingency
    Dear Blawgletterati Member, You, a special person You belong to an elite group – the highly intelligent readers of Blawgletter, one of the 10 all-time most popular Trials and Litigation law blogs on Justia. With Blawgletter’s farewell,…
  • Jun 16

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!
    Blawgletter® has moved to a new location, and is now The Contingency. You will be redirected shortly.
  • Jun 14

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice
    Unpatentable subject matter A pair of Federal Circuit opinions last week rejected patents involving patent-ineligible subject matter. What does that include, you ask? As Blawgletter noted last year in "You Still Can't Patent Ideas":…
Rank this Week: 135