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Appellate Law & Practice

Appellate Law & Practice

Covers appellate law and advocacy.

http://appellate.typepad.com/appellate/
  • Dec 10

    Giving it up.

    Giving it up.
     I am going to be discontinuing my participation in this blog in the next week or so.  If you want someone to blame, blame 1) non-lawyers; 2) furries; and 3) the victims rights/tort reform industry. 
  • Dec 8

    CA1: large law firm loses case on behalf of client

    CA1: large law firm loses case on behalf of client
     US Securities & Exch v. Tambone, No. 07-1384. This is a close case. On the one hand, the government is bringing an enforcement action regarding misleading prospectuses to sell mutual funds. On the other hand, the defendants are represented…
  • Dec 8

    CA1: It’s official. Everything is mail fraud.

    CA1: It’s official. Everything is mail fraud.
    US v. Hebshie, 07-2339 (12/4/08). This is a federal arson case. As you know, the framers of the constitution really envisioned the federal government prosecuting insurance fraud (or, as they say, “mail fraud”). The first says that pretty…
Rank this Week: 275

Copywrite

Copywrite

Covers copyright, patents, trade secrets and trademarks. By D. Keith Henning.

http://copywrite.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 14

    Blog Ending

    Blog Ending
    You may have noticed that posting has been very slow as of late. After seeing that Prof. Paltry is closing down his blog, I am following suit. The reasons for ending the blog are the same as why I have not been blogging much and why Paltry is…
  • Sep 11

    Arkansas Bar Exam Results – July 2008

    Arkansas Bar Exam Results – July 2008
    Bar exam results are out for July 2008. Congrats to all of my classmates and students.  The full list, also available on the Ark. Supreme Court (pdf) web site, follows: Ables, Jason Keith 68 Kings River Rd. N. Little Rock, AR 72116
  • Sep 8

    Posting will be slow – working on a business plan

    Posting will be slow – working on a business plan
    I will be posting very sporadically for the next few months. I am not teaching this semester and am working on a business plan in order to begin raising money in the spring.
Rank this Week: 425

Karp & Hart Legal Perspectives

Karp & Hart Legal Perspectives

Discusses and analyzes Pennsylvania personal injury laws.

http://www.karphart.com
  • Jan 18

    LEGAL TALK PODCAST – 1/18/2008

    LEGAL TALK PODCAST – 1/18/2008
    In this episode we discuss one of the most famous lawyers of all time – Abraham Lincoln.
  • Mar 29

    Legal Talk Podcast: Motor Vehicle Violation

    Legal Talk Podcast: Motor Vehicle Violation
    Topics covered in this podcast: Peter Hart, legal talk, karp and hart, law, legal program, WCHE, motor vehicular law violations, traffic offenses, drunk driving, malpractice, Mark Lieberman, West Chester, practicing, Lieberman and Kohler,…
  • Mar 29

    Legal Talk Podcast: Estate Planning 101

    Legal Talk Podcast: Estate Planning 101
    This podcast talks about: Will estate, will estate law, will estate law radio, estate planning, law radio, will, will planning, judge, legal talk, real estate, estate tax, living will, The Terri Schiavo case, personal injury cases,…
Rank this Week: 735

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

Offers case summaries of Delaware court decisions in business-related litigation. By Morris James.

http://www.delawarebusinesslitigation.com/
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim
    Silverberg v. Gold, C.A. 7646-VCP (December 31, 2013) Under Delaware law, a so-called Brophy claim seeks to recover the profits made by trading on insider information. Showing that material insider information was available is not…
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability
    Grace v. Ashbridge LLC, C.A. 8348-VCN (December 31, 2013) In general, a successor entity is not liable for its predecessor's obligations when there has been a fundamental change in the identity of the entity.  Here, the Court held…
  • Jul 16

    Chancellor Explains When Demand Is Required For Compensation Claim

    Chancellor Explains When Demand Is Required For Compensation Claim
    Friedman v. Khosrowshahi, C.A. 9161-CB (July 16, 2014) Recently derivative suits claim that there is no need to make a pre-suit demand on the board because that board violated the terms of an incentive compensation plan and is thus…
Rank this Week: 727

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law, including DUI and robbery cases. By the Law Offices of Richard Ansara, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Romanyuk v. State - Florida Prescription Drug Conviction Overturned

    Romanyuk v. State - Florida Prescription Drug Conviction Overturned
    Florida's Second District Court of Appeal recently found in Romanyuk v. Florida that a trial court wrongly denied jury instructions requested by the defense in a prescription drug criminal case. The case resulted in a conviction, which per…
  • Jul 16

    State v. Teamer - Vehicle Color Discrepancy Not Grounds for Traffic Stop

    State v. Teamer - Vehicle Color Discrepancy Not Grounds for Traffic Stop
    Acquiring a new paint job on your car isn't grounds for police officers in Florida to pull you over. This might seem a common-sense conclusion, but it was one recently decided by the Florida Supreme Court in State v. Teamer, where officers…
  • Jul 8

    Tolbert v. State - Wrongful Admission of Firearm Evidence Sends Case Back to Court

    Tolbert v. State - Wrongful Admission of Firearm Evidence Sends Case Back to Court
    It's been estimated by the Pew Research Center that some 37 percent of Americans - or more than one-third - own a firearm or have a firearm in their home owned by someone else. While the laws governing their use, sale and storage have become…
Rank this Week: 808

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys…

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys Blawg

Covers drug recalls, defective products, auto accidents, trucking accidents, settlements, safety tips, new laws and regulations.

http://thomasjhenrylaw.com/blawg/
Rank this Week: 631

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

Covers divorce, spousal support and property division in California. By the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC.

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    Protecting Your Career During Divorce

    Protecting Your Career During Divorce
    As one would expect, going through a divorce is typically a time of emotional upheaval and chaos. You will likely be required to spend a significant amount of time preparing legal paperwork, attending court hearings, going to your attorney's…
  • Jul 22

    California Divorce 101

    California Divorce 101
    The practice of divorce law can be a complicated process; however, family law can be boiled down to the following basic areas: property division; child custody and visitation, support, credits and reimbursements, and attorney fees and…
  • Jul 21

    Pamela Anderson Divorces Same Person for a Second Time!

    Pamela Anderson Divorces Same Person for a Second Time!
    Looks like the second go around didn't work out for former Baywatch star, Pamela Anderson, and husband Rick Salomon. The couple married for the first time in 2007 and were together only a couple of months before getting an annulment. Then…
Rank this Week: 607

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

Covers current events in divorce. By John E. Harding.

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Jul 23

    Tax Tips and Trap

    Tax Tips and Trap
    Here are two topics you’d probably rather not think about: Divorce and Taxes. If you’re separated or newly divorced, however, it could be worth your while to get some good financial advice about both. Spousal Support Also known in…
  • Jul 8

    Shared Parenting

    Shared Parenting
    Separation always disrupts the familiar patterns of family life. Routines and responsibilities that had been established as the family grew and developed have to be renegotiated. How your family operated probably came about without a lot…
  • Jun 26

    Don’t Get Hung Up on Fairne

    Don’t Get Hung Up on Fairne
    People who spend a lot of time worrying about whether or not something is “fair” tend to have serious problems while getting divorced. Deciding what’s fair and what isn’t can be a tough call on the playground, in…
Rank this Week: 590

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Global Innovation Index 2014: How did African countries perform?

    Global Innovation Index 2014: How did African countries perform?
    According to the 2014 Global Innovation Index (GII), co-published by WIPO, Cornell University and INSEAD, Sub-Saharan Africa is punching above its weight.What is the GII?The authors explain: "The GII ranks the innovation…
  • Jul 22

    Southern Africa GI adoption a step closer as Rooibos wins GI protection in Europe

    Southern Africa GI adoption a step closer as Rooibos wins GI protection in Europe
    GI protection not a "cup of tea"Reports that Rooibos, the famed medicinal plant from the Cedarburg region in South Africa, is on the cusp of receiving its long awaited GI protection in Europe is one highlight of the newly "initialled"…
  • Jul 20

    The US-Africa Business Forum (5 August 2014): Will they discuss IP?

    The US-Africa Business Forum (5 August 2014): Will they discuss IP?
    ‘China is Africa’s largest trading partner’ is no longer breaking news, as we all very well know. What could be regarded as ‘breaking news’ are efforts by Africa’s traditional trading partners to regain…
Rank this Week: 979

Court News Ohio

Court News Ohio

Provides case announcements and decision highlights. From the Supreme Court of Ohio and Ohio Government Telecommunications.

http://www.courtnewsohio.gov/
Rank this Week: 974

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Covers national headline employment law news and updates. By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawareemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    How NOT to Produce Facebook Evidence

    How NOT to Produce Facebook Evidence
    Electronic discovery, the collection and production of electronic documents in litigation, is a scary thing to many lawyers. Some are so scared by it, in fact, that they just deny that it exists and continue to produce only hard-copy…
  • Jul 15

    A Reminder About Comp Time

    A Reminder About Comp Time
    It’s summer and that means it’s time for summer vacations.  Some employers are unaware of the law regarding when an employee may be paid “comp time” instead of wages.  So here’s a brief recap of what…
  • Jul 10

    Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege Via Facebook

    Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege Via Facebook
    Breaches of confidentiality via Facebook and other social media are more common than most of us would like to think.  Employees post information about customers, clients, and patients on Facebook, in violation of internal company…
Rank this Week: 976

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 23

    The MOOC

    The MOOC
    Several of us have participated in a MOOC of one kind of another. I concede that I am a doubter. The attrition rates are huge and, at least in my case, the material presented at a fairly elementary level. My...
  • Jul 23

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Kenneth A. Adams, Adrian J. Walters & Robert L. Eisenbach III, Termination-on-Bankruptcy Provisions: Some Proposed Language, Business Law Today 1 (June 2014) Mark Anderson, The Enigma of the Single Entity, 16 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. 497 (2014)…
  • Jul 22

    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 1 250 The Privatization of Compliance Scott Killingsworth Bryan Cave LLP 2 186 Beauty and Ugliness in Offer and Acceptance Kenneth K.…
Rank this Week: 651

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Jul 23

    How to Spend $25 Million on Document Management Software Plus 62 More Must-Read

    How to Spend $25 Million on Document Management Software Plus 62 More Must-Read
    Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 63 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the...
  • Jul 22

    Review of MyCase Plus New Research on Improving Your Website

    Review of MyCase Plus New Research on Improving Your Website
    Coming today to SmallLaw: Created by lawyers, MyCase has established itself as one of the major cloud practice management systems. In this issue of SmallLaw, lawyer and software connoisseur Chandra Lewnau evaluates MyCase from the perspective…
  • Jul 22

    How to Ethically Leave or Dissolve a Law Firm Plus 50 More Must-Read

    How to Ethically Leave or Dissolve a Law Firm Plus 50 More Must-Read
    Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 51 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the...
Rank this Week: 980

Health Industry Washington Watch

Health Industry Washington Watch

Covers U.S. legislative and regulatory developments affecting the life sciences and health care industry. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.healthindustrywashingtonwatch.com/
  • Jul 23

    HRSA Issues Interpretive Rule on 340B Orphan Drug Exclusion

    HRSA Issues Interpretive Rule on 340B Orphan Drug Exclusion
    On July 21, 2014, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released an “interpretive rule” reiterating that 340B-covered entities affected by the orphan drug exclusion may purchase orphan drugs at 340B prices when…
  • Jul 22

    MedPAC Issues 2014 Medicare/Health Spending Data Book

    MedPAC Issues 2014 Medicare/Health Spending Data Book
    The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has released its 2014 Data Book on Health Care Spending and the Medicare Program. The volume provides detailed information regarding national health care and Medicare spending and utilization,…
  • Jul 22

    FDA Meeting on Biomarker Development (Sept. 5)

    FDA Meeting on Biomarker Development (Sept. 5)
    On September 5, 2014, the FDA is holding a public meeting at the Washington Plaza Hotel, in Washington DC, to discuss current scientific and regulatory approaches to biomarker development, acceptance, and utility in the development of…
Rank this Week: 630

The United States Agricultural…

The United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog

Covers agricultural law and policy news. By the American Agricultural Law Association.

http://www.agandfoodlaw.com/
  • Jul 23

    Stabenow to Conduct Committee Hearing July 23

    Stabenow to Conduct Committee Hearing July 23
    Posted July 23, 2014 Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, will convene a Committee hearing on Wednesday, July 23 at 9:30 a.m., according to a press release. Wisconsin Ag…
  • Jul 23

    USDA Accepting Applicants for Fruit & Vegetable Pilot Project

    USDA Accepting Applicants for Fruit & Vegetable Pilot Project
    Posted July 23, 2014 Agriculture Undersecretary Kevin Concannon announced the release of a Request for Applications from states interested in participating in the Pilot Project for Procurement of Unprocessed Fruits and Vegetables authorized…
  • Jul 22

    FCA Reducing Regulatory Burdens for FCS

    FCA Reducing Regulatory Burdens for FCS
    Posted July 22, 2014 Several System institutions responded to the Farm Credit Administration's (FCA) July 2013 request for comments on the initiative to reduce regulatory burden for Farm Credit System (FCS) institutions by identifying…
Rank this Week: 991

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Jul 23

    U.S. Patent No. 6,641,481: Simplified Matchmaking

    U.S. Patent No. 6,641,481: Simplified Matchmaking
    U.S. Patent No. 6,641,481: Simplified matchmakingIssued November 4, 2003, to MicrosoftSummary:For those of you who play Xbox Live, the ‘481 patent (aka “Quitters Play Together”) will be right up your alley. This patent…
  • Jul 16

    Lindsay Lohan sues Rock Star over Grand Theft Auto

    Lindsay Lohan sues Rock Star over Grand Theft Auto
    Lindsay Lohan is suing Rockstar Games and its owner Take-Two Interactive over a character in Grand Theft Auto V that she alleges is an "unequivocal" representation of her image, according to the Associated Press. The suit was reportedly filed…
  • Jul 16

    Noriega Sues Activision Over Call of Duty Character

    Noriega Sues Activision Over Call of Duty Character
    Jumping on the "Hey, that's me!" bandwagon, Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega, 80, filed a lawsuit in California yesterday against video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc., alleging that Call of Duty: Black Ops II portrays him as "a…
Rank this Week: 672

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Jul 23

    An Interview with Mohammad Qadamshah, Foreign Law Intern

    An Interview with Mohammad Qadamshah, Foreign Law Intern
    Today’s interview is with Mohammad Qadamshah, an intern with the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your Background I am from Afghanistan.  My family is originally from Mazar-i-Sharif, Balkh…
  • Jul 21

    Movies and Court Martial

    Movies and Court Martial
    Home with a cold this spring, I was re-reading a mystery novel which centered in part around the fate of a British officer in World War I.  In the novel, the officer had been executed for cowardice which made me begin to think about…
  • Jul 18

    Sarita Kenedy East Law Library, St. Mary’s University – Pic of the Week

    Sarita Kenedy East Law Library, St. Mary’s University – Pic of the Week
    Earlier this week, during the American Association of Law Libraries annual conference in San Antonio, Texas, I visited the Sarita Kenedy East Law Library at St. Mary’s University School of Law.  Below are just a few of the pictures…
Rank this Week: 518

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers H-1B visas, petitions, audits and caps. By the MVP Law Group.

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    Updated Service Center Processing Time

    Updated Service Center Processing Time
    Processing Time reports for all of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Service Centers were released on 7/17/14 with processing dates as of 5/31/14. If you filed a petition with one of the Service Centers, please review the…
  • Jul 22

    H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 7/14/14

    H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 7/14/14
    The H-2B non-agricultural temporary worker program allows U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs. The H-2B cap limit for the second half of FY 2014 (April 1 - September 30) is…
  • Jul 21

    Leon Rodriguez Sworn in as USCIS Director

    Leon Rodriguez Sworn in as USCIS Director
    On Wednesday, July 9, 2014, Leon Rodriguez was sworn in as the next Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). USCIS is a federal government agency with nearly 18,000 employees. They are responsible for administering the…
Rank this Week: 763

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

Daily Canadian legal news blog powered by the team from Law Times and Canadian Lawyer.

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Jul 23

    News Roundup - July 23, 2014

    News Roundup - July 23, 2014
    CanadaFamily of Canadian teacher detained in Indonesian jail reach out to foreign affairs minister, Toronto StarMembers of human trafficking ring deported from Canada, Toronto StarNDP wants House of Commons to pay for legal costs in lawsuit…
  • Jul 22

    Alberta pushing more matters to small claims and faster trial

    Alberta pushing more matters to small claims and faster trial
    Alberta is moving to change the way some matters are dealt with in the court system in an attempt to improve access to justice.The Provincial Court of Alberta’s civil claims limit will increase to $50,000 from $25,000, effective Aug.…
  • Jul 22

    News Roundup - July 22, 2014

    News Roundup - July 22, 2014
    CanadaQueen’s Park studies ways to standardize system for releasing police background information, Toronto StarRhetoric from Employment Minister Jason Kenny suggests permanent residency for foreign nannies are numbered, Toronto…
Rank this Week: 594

Beyond Structured Settlements

Beyond Structured Settlements

Covers 468B settlement funds, factoring, medicare set-aside arrangements, settlement planning, special needs trusts and structured settlements. By Patrick Hindert.

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • Jul 23

    Single-Claimant QSFs Revisited

    Single-Claimant QSFs Revisited
    Single-claimant qualified settlement funds (SCQSFs) represent one of the two most politically divisive issues within the structured settlement industry - with the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) opposing and the…
  • Jul 18

    Government Medicaid Report

    Government Medicaid Report
    Despite continuing evidence and predictions of expanded enrollment for private health insurance pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicaid planning, especially for long-term care costs, continues to represent a…
  • Jul 1

    ACA and Future Medical Expenses - 3

    ACA and Future Medical Expenses - 3
    Is the Affordable Care Act (ACA) good or bad for structured settlements? What impact will it have on settlement planning in personal injury cases? Four years following its enactment, and two years after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld its…
Rank this Week: 618

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Jul 23

    Obamacare Opinions Galore!

    Obamacare Opinions Galore!
    Wow, busy day for Obamacare yesterday. The big story is that a circuit split developed in the span of a few hours.The gist of the issue is that the Obamacare statute (aka "Affordable Care Act") authorizes the government to subsidize health…
  • Jul 21

    President Obama Signs Executive Order Re: Sexual Orientation Discrimination

    President Obama Signs Executive Order Re: Sexual Orientation Discrimination
    Earlier today, President Obama finally signed the executive order prohibiting workplace sexual orientation discrimination by the federal government and federal contractors. You can read the full text of the executive order here. Of interest:…
  • Jul 15

    New EEOC Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Accommodation

    New EEOC Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Accommodation
    Yesterday, the EEOC issued a press release: EEOC Issues Updated Enforcement Guidance On Pregnancy Discrimination And Related Issues. We got three new documents:Enforcement Guidance: Pregnancy Discrimination and Related IssuesQuestions and…
Rank this Week: 743

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 639

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Jul 23

    Exclusive Forum Bylaws: California State Court Follows Delaware

    Exclusive Forum Bylaws: California State Court Follows Delaware
    Here’s news excerpted from this Ropes & Gray newsletter: State and federal courts in California have gone different directions on whether to follow Delaware’s lead in enforcing forum selection provisions in bylaws. In 2011,…
  • Jul 18

    Court Finds CFIUS Violated Company’s Due Process Right

    Court Finds CFIUS Violated Company’s Due Process Right
    As noted in this Skadden memo: “On July 15, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that President Obama and CFIUS unconstitutionally deprived Ralls Corporation of its property rights by forcing it to divest…
  • Jul 16

    July-August Issue: Deal Lawyers Print Newsletter

    July-August Issue: Deal Lawyers Print Newsletter
    This July-August Issue of the Deal Lawyers print newsletter includes: - Materiality Scrapes Trending Upward in Private Deals - Hushmail: Are Activist Hedge Funds Breaking Bad? - Recent Trends: Antitrust & Regulatory Risk-Shifting in…
Rank this Week: 598

McClellan Law Firm Blog

McClellan Law Firm Blog

Covers San Diego brain injuries, car accidents and other personal injury topics.

http://www.mcclellanlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jul 23

    3 Pedestrians Struck by Vehicle in Carlsbad, CA

    3 Pedestrians Struck by Vehicle in Carlsbad, CA
    Three pedestrians were hospitalized Saturday after being struck by a motor vehicle on the old coast highway in central Carlsbad, CA. According to Carlsbad police, the accident was reported just after midnight on Saturday in the 3200…
  • Jul 22

    6 Surprising Ways to Avoid a Car Accident

    6 Surprising Ways to Avoid a Car Accident
    Even good drivers cause car accidents. From fender-benders to rear-end accidents, these traffic collisions can lead to costly property damage and medical expenses. Weather, wildlife, and road design are responsible for some traffic…
  • Jul 21

    Motorcyclist Survives After Being Dragged 100 Feet by Big Rig on 5 South

    Motorcyclist Survives After Being Dragged 100 Feet by Big Rig on 5 South
    A motorcyclist was seriously injured after he became trapped under the trailer of a big rig in a freeway accident that took place on Saturday night. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the 21-year-old motorcyclist struck…
Rank this Week: 914

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

Covers federal and state products liability litigation. By Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.

http://abnormaluse.com/
  • Jul 23

    Wedding Disasters: Funny Stories Or Lawsuit Worthy?

    Wedding Disasters: Funny Stories Or Lawsuit Worthy?
    Weddings are a big deal. Couples  spend thousands of dollars to make sure every tiny detail is perfect. Unfortunately, however, there is no guarantee the ceremony will go off without a hitch. Even when spending a small fortune, a wedding…
  • Jul 22

    R.I.P. Buckyball

    R.I.P. Buckyball
    Buckyballs, we hardly knew ye. Last week, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a formal recall of the controversial product, putting an end to the two year fight with the product manufacturer. The recall comes on the heels of a…
  • Jul 21

    New Concerns About Tesla Safety After Crash of Stolen Car

    New Concerns About Tesla Safety After Crash of Stolen Car
    In 2013, two crashes allegedly sparked fires in Tesla Model S luxury electric sedans.  Those fires spurred an investigation by federal safety regulators, but ultimately, only minor changes to the cars’ underbody were deemed…
Rank this Week: 547

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Jul 23

    Recent study finds a significant downward effect from state-law medical-malpractice caps on claim rates and payout

    Recent study finds a significant downward effect from state-law medical-malpractice caps on claim rates and payout
    A recent study by Myungho Paik, Bernard Black, and David Hyman finds a significant downward effect from state-law medical-malpractice caps on claim rates and payouts. Here is the abstract: We study the effect of damage caps adopted in the…
  • Jul 22

    Videos Educate Consumers Being Sued for Debt Collection

    Videos Educate Consumers Being Sued for Debt Collection
    by Jeff Sovern Here. The New Media Advocacy Project (N-Map) and Fordham Law School’s Feerick Center for Social Justice in conjunction with MFY Legal Services, Inc., and Pro Bono Net, along with other organizations, have created a series…
  • Jul 22

    Update from fracking country: Pa. audit finds lax environmental oversight

    Update from fracking country: Pa. audit finds lax environmental oversight
    A report issued today by Pennsylvania's auditor general revealed the troubling (if not necessarily surprising) degree to which that state's Department of Environmental Protection has been outmatched by the pace of gas drilling in the state.…
Rank this Week: 555

Microjuris al Día

Microjuris al Día

Covers news, events and resources for the legal community in Puerto Rico.

http://aldia.microjuris.com/
  • Jul 23

    Las vías recursivas: sanción de la FIFA a futbolista Luis Suárez

    Las vías recursivas: sanción de la FIFA a futbolista Luis Suárez
    Originalmente publicado en Microjuris - Argentina:Autor: Gerbaudo, Germán E. – Ver más Artículos del autor Fecha: 18-jul-2014 Cita: MJ-DOC-6798-AR | MJD6798 Sumario: I. Introducción. II. Hechos. III. Los…
  • Jul 22

    Justicia rechaza expresiones de fiscal federal en caso Pablo Casella

    Justicia rechaza expresiones de fiscal federal en caso Pablo Casella
    El Secretario del Departamento de Justicia (DJ), César R. Miranda, manifestó su rechazo a las expresiones del fiscal federal del Distrito Sur de la Florida, Michael E. Gilfarb, en las que aboga por una pena de cinco años…
  • Jul 22

    Informe: protección del derecho a libertad de pensamiento y expresión en Internet

    Informe: protección del derecho a libertad de pensamiento y expresión en Internet
    Frente a los enormes desafíos que representa la plena defensa de los derechos fundamentales y, en particular, el de la libertad de expresión en el ámbito digital, la Relatoría Especial para la Libertad de…
Rank this Week: 839

Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers child abuse, neglect and injuries. By the Child Injury Lawyer Network.

http://www.childinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    What if a Child is Abused or Molested by Another Child in a Day Care Center?

    What if a Child is Abused or Molested by Another Child in a Day Care Center?
    By David Wolf, Attorney Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network A day care center should be a safe haven for children. It should be a place where children learn and play in a supportive and nurturing environment. Certainly, a child…
  • Jul 22

    Does a Gym have a Duty of Reasonable Care as to the Babysitting - Child Care Area?

    Does a Gym have a Duty of Reasonable Care as to the Babysitting - Child Care Area?
    By David Wolf, Attorney Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network In the United States, some businesses including gyms have undertaken the responsibility of babysitting or child care while members are in other parts of the facility. A gym…
  • Jul 21

    What if my Child is Injured at a Hotel, Resort, or Motel?

    What if my Child is Injured at a Hotel, Resort, or Motel?
    By David Wolf, Attorney Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network In the United States, families travel at different times of the year including summer break, winter break and spring break. During most trips, the vacation is filled with…
Rank this Week: 824

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Jul 23

    Tennessee Insurance Coverage Decision

    Tennessee Insurance Coverage Decision
     In Cleveland Custom Stone v. Acuity Mutual Insurance Company, No. E2013-02132-COA-R3-CV (June 10, 2014), the Tennessee Court of Appeals considered a myriad of issues in a case concerning an insurance company’s failure to pay…
  • Jul 21

    Fraudulent Concealment Exception to Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations and Statute of Repose in Tennessee

    Fraudulent Concealment Exception to Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations and Statute of Repose in Tennessee
     In Robinson v. Baptist Memorial Hospital, No. W2013-01198-COA-R3-CV (July 11, 2014), the court addressed the fraudulent concealment exception to the statute of limitations and statute of repose for medical negligence actions in…
  • Jul 10

    Train Wreck. Divorce Trial. But I Repeat Myself

    Train Wreck. Divorce Trial. But I Repeat Myself
    This is a decision about a divorce trial but we are reviewing it on Day on Torts we always write about cases involving train wrecks. Seriously, we will cover this case because it contains some useful reminders about (1) a…
Rank this Week: 837

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

Covers future technology for the lawyer of today. By Richard M. Georges.

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Jul 23

    Three Rules For The Teenager

    Three Rules For The Teenager
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Jul 23

    We're Going To Disney World!

    We're Going To Disney World!
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Jul 23

    Top Five SmartPhones...What's In Your Pocket?

    Top Five SmartPhones...What's In Your Pocket?
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 489

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    New Judgment: Coventry & Ors v Lawrence & Anor (No 2) [2014] UKSC 46

    New Judgment: Coventry & Ors v Lawrence & Anor (No 2) [2014] UKSC 46
    On appeal from: [2012] EWCA Civ 26 This case relates to a previous Supreme Court case ([2014] UKSC 13), which… The post New Judgment: Coventry & Ors v Lawrence & Anor (No 2) [2014] UKSC 46 appeared first on UKSCBlog.
  • Jul 23

    Supreme Court Justices: Lady Hale Lecture

    Supreme Court Justices: Lady Hale Lecture
    In a speech to Women in the Judiciary (the Fiona Woolf Lecture) Lady Hale fought the issue of diversity within… The post Supreme Court Justices: Lady Hale Lecture appeared first on UKSCBlog.
  • Jul 22

    Case Preview: McDonald (Deceased) v National Grid Electricity Transmission PLC

    Case Preview: McDonald (Deceased) v National Grid Electricity Transmission PLC
    A case involving liability for alleged exposure to asbestos was recently heard by the Supreme Court, raising interesting issues as… The post Case Preview: McDonald (Deceased) v National Grid Electricity Transmission PLC appeared first…
Rank this Week: 886

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

Covers food poisoning and foodborne illness outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
Rank this Week: 927

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

Tracks judicial, legislative, policy, and academic developments concerning medical futility. By Professor Thaddeus Mason Pope.

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Death & Medical Treatment - New Symposium

    Death & Medical Treatment - New Symposium
    The August 2014 issue of the American Journal of Bioethics includes a symposium of over 20 articles on the intersection of medical treatment and death.   I was unable to contribute to this issue because of competing manuscript…
  • Jul 22

    Kim Teske - Compelling Story of VSED

    Kim Teske - Compelling Story of VSED
    The Globe & Mail has a very extensive story on Kim Teske and her use of VSED to die on her own terms. Teske had Huntington’s, an incurable genetic disease that combines aspects of Parkinson’s,…
  • Jul 21

    Wake Up to Dying Project

    Wake Up to Dying Project
    The Wake Up to Dying Project is an awareness and action campaign that encourages people to think and to talk about dying.  The organizers do this by gathering and sharing stories about death, dying, and life. They also do this through…
Rank this Week: 805

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jul 23

    Drunk Man May Sue Friends For Fall From Cliff

    Drunk Man May Sue Friends For Fall From Cliff
    Here's a good one for your class on negligence: A California appellate court has held that a man who fell off a cliff while drunk can sue the friends who brought him to the cliff to watch the sunrise after...
  • Jul 22

    PA: Jury Upholds Waiver; Paralyzed Racecar Driver Loses Suit Against Speedway

    PA: Jury Upholds Waiver; Paralyzed Racecar Driver Loses Suit Against Speedway
    On Monday in my home county, a jury returned a defense verdict in the tragic case of a man who became a quadriplegic in a sprint-car racing accident at the Williams Grove Speedway on September 5, 2008. The plaintiff argued...
  • Jul 22

    Tejani on Torts & Federalism

    Tejani on Torts & Federalism
    Riaz Tejani (University of Illinois Springfield-Department of Legal Studies) has posted to SSRN National Geographics: Toward a 'Federalism Function' of American Tort Law. The abstract provides: This Article defends current contours in the…
Rank this Week: 602

iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D.

A site for lawyers using the iPhone. By Jeff Richardson.

http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/
  • Jul 22

    Apple 2014 fiscal third quarter -- the iPhone and iPad angle

    Apple 2014 fiscal third quarter -- the iPhone and iPad angle
    Yesterday, Apple released the results for its 2014 fiscal third quarter (which ran from March 30, 2014 to June 28, 2014) and held a call with analysts to discuss the results. This is typically not a big fiscal quarter for...
  • Jul 15

    TranscriptPad on sale; update coming soon

    TranscriptPad on sale; update coming soon
    If part of your job as an attorney is to review depositions, TranscriptPad is one of the best apps you can have on your iPad. It makes it easy to read depositions and, while you do so, identify the important...
  • Jul 10

    In the new

    In the new
    There is a KickStarter campaign seeking to raise $100,000 to produce a documentary called App: The Human Story that will discuss the impact of the availability of apps for mobile devices. It's an interesting idea, and caused me to think...
Rank this Week: 777

Legal Business Development

Legal Business Development

Trends and techniques. By Jim Hassett.

http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell/
  • Jul 22

    Business development best practices: Plan Advance

    Business development best practices: Plan Advance
    This is one of a series of occasional posts summarizing the most important best practices from my book the Legal Business Development Quick Reference Guide which is now also available in a Kindle edition. The concept of a sales…
  • Jul 15

    Research update: What clients should do to increase value (Part 2 of 2)

    Research update: What clients should do to increase value (Part 2 of 2)
    This post previews results from my book Client Value and Law Firm Profitability, which will be published in October, and can be pre-ordered now for a 25% discount. The second most important client issue raised by research participants was…
  • Jul 8

    Research update: What clients should do to increase value (Part 1 of 2)

    Research update: What clients should do to increase value (Part 1 of 2)
    This post previews results from my book Client Value and Law Firm Profitability, which will be published in October, and can be pre-ordered now for a 25% discount. Over the past year, I have interviewed managing partners, chairs, senior…
Rank this Week: 493

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

Provides eDiscovery news, analysis and educational tips. By Trial Solutions.

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 692

The Irreverent Lawyer

The Irreverent Lawyer

Ruminations on law and life

http://lawmrh.wordpress.com
  • Jul 22

    There’s always more room in the clown car.

    There’s always more room in the clown car.
    John Lennon was right. “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” Not long after I ate a couple of yellow nectarines yesterday afternoon, I got a robocall. It was from the big box store where I’d…
  • Jul 15

    If you can believe it, survey claims consumers use Yelp to find lawyers.

    If you can believe it, survey claims consumers use Yelp to find lawyers.
    Early Saturday morning I was catching up on my reading while listening to “Queen of Latin Music” Celia Cruz, lawyer-turned-salsero Rubén Blades and soulful Sam Smith’s – “In The Lonely Hour.” I like…
  • Jul 8

    Judge Richard Kopf and our unfiltered world.

    Judge Richard Kopf and our unfiltered world.
    Like Cher, Article III federal judges answer only to themselves and to God — assuming, that is, they aren’t atheists — otherwise they’re not answering to the Almighty either. Which leads me to question why given how…
Rank this Week: 952

ExportLawBlog

ExportLawBlog

Covers the laws governing exports from the United States with an emphasis on export regulations administered by the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and the Office of Foreign Assets Control. By Clif Burns, Carolyn

http://www.exportlawblog.com
  • Jul 22

    Comment Notification

    Comment Notification
    For some reason, there was a period of about a week during which I was not getting notifications of comments pending approval, so there were a number that I just discovered and approved. I am trying to figure out why that happened and fix it.…
  • Jul 21

    Strike That: We Actually Meant “For” for “Of”

    Strike That: We Actually Meant “For” for “Of”
    Last week, we reported that there was some confusion relating to the new Sectoral Sanctions Identifications List inasmuch as OFAC said, in one place, that the prohibitions extended to dealing in equity and 90-day debt “of” and, in…
  • Jul 17

    That Depends On The Meaning Of Of

    That Depends On The Meaning Of Of
    ABOVE: Russian President Putin Meets with Vnesheconombank Chairman V.A. Dmitriev There is a significant ambiguity relating to the newly-announced Sectoral Sanctions Identifications List (“SSIL”) that we reported on yesterday and…
Rank this Week: 902

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

Features a daily dose of odd cases and strange laws. By John B. Mesirow.

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Jul 22

    Easy DWI Bust Top Ten – Easily

    Easy DWI Bust Top Ten – Easily
    This guy could not have made it any easier for the police to bust him for driving while intoxicated. As reported by  The Hunterdon County Democrat (New Jersey): The incident happened on Friday, July 18, just before midnight on Route 31…
  • Jul 21

    Can’t A Man, Alone In Elevator, Have A Little Privacy?

    Can’t A Man, Alone In Elevator, Have A Little Privacy?
    If you live in Britain, you have to know that cameras are everywhere.  And yes, that includes elevators too. And seriously, you couldn’t wait another minute or two? Per The Daily Post: A man who defecated in a lift is being hunted…
  • Jul 20

    Inmate Down An Ear, Up A Little Coin

    Inmate Down An Ear, Up A Little Coin
    No doubt this gent would rather have his ear back. Unfortunately, that is not an option.  As reported by the Belleville News-Democrat (Illinois): Roger W. Harris, 21, alleged in a federal lawsuit that guards at the jail should have done…
Rank this Week: 938

Verdict

Verdict

Provides legal analysis and commentary on topical legal news and cases.

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jul 22

    What Counts as an Abortion, and Does It Matter?

    What Counts as an Abortion, and Does It Matter?
    Cornell University law professor Sherry Colb discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., and the nature of the respondents’ claim that IUDs and morning-after pills are abortifacients.…
  • Jul 21

    Hard Labor: New Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance From the EEOC

    Hard Labor: New Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance From the EEOC
    Hofstra University law professor Joanna Grossman discusses the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)’s new Enforcement Guidance on pregnancy discrimination. Grossman provides an overview of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of…
  • Jul 20

    Banning the Export of American Oil

    Banning the Export of American Oil
    Ronald Rotunda, a Chapman University law professor, discusses why Congress should eliminate the federal ban on the export of American oil. Rotunda provides a background on the history of the Export Clause of the U.S. Constitution and explains…
Rank this Week: 519

Think Outside the Cage

Think Outside the Cage

Covers criminal law. By the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.

http://thinkoutsidethecage2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 904

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

Insight and information on Louisiana law, litigation and legal culture. By Kean Miller.

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    The Hobby Lobby Aftermath: What Does This Mean For For-Profit Companies?

    The Hobby Lobby Aftermath: What Does This Mean For For-Profit Companies?
    By Edward Warner On Monday June 30, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled that requiring family owned corporations to pay for insurance coverage for contraception under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) violated a federal law…
  • Jul 16

    EEOC Issues Updated Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

    EEOC Issues Updated Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination
    By Michael D. Lowe On July 14, 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued an updated “Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues” (Notice No. 915.003), along with a…
  • Jul 11

    Lagniappe: Tips When Buying Louisiana Tax Credit

    Lagniappe: Tips When Buying Louisiana Tax Credit
    By Meg Alsfeld Kaul Buying Louisiana tax credits is a relatively easy way to reduce your state income tax (and sometimes franchise tax) liability. The following is a sampling of issues you and your legal or tax professional should discuss…
Rank this Week: 492

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jul 22

    SCOTUS Lifts Arizona Execution Stay

    SCOTUS Lifts Arizona Execution Stay
    Ryan v. Wood, 14A82 (today):The application to vacate the judgment of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granting a conditional preliminary injunction, presented to Justice Kennedy and by him referred to the Court, is…
  • Jul 22

    Why Jones v. Chappell is Wrong, Part 3 -- Teague v. Lane

    Why Jones v. Chappell is Wrong, Part 3 -- Teague v. Lane
    Twenty-five years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court announced one of the most important decisions* in the modern history of criminal procedure, Teague v. Lane, 489 U.S. 288, 306 (1989).  Adopting a rule proposed by Justice Harlan 20 years…
  • Jul 22

    Arizona Moves to Vacate Wood Stay

    Arizona Moves to Vacate Wood Stay
    The State of Arizona has filed in the U.S. Supreme Court an application to vacate the stay of execution of murderer Joseph Wood, noted yesterday.  The case is Ryan v. Wood, 14A82.The Ninth Circuit has a very helpful collection of...
Rank this Week: 573

National Police and Fire Labor…

National Police and Fire Labor Blog

Covers legal developments concerning law enforcement and firefighter labor law. By Cline and Associates.

http://www.nationalpoliceandfirelaborblog.com
Rank this Week: 587