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Bad Prosecutors

Bad Prosecutors

Focuses on bad prosecutors and bad prosecutorial acts. By the Bennett Law Firm.

http://bennettlawfirm.typepad.com/badprosecutors/
Rank this Week: 333

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Apr 19

    Easter, 1916: A terrible beauty is born.

    Easter, 1916: A terrible beauty is born.
    On Easter Monday, April 24, 1916, Irish republican leaders staged an Easter Rising against British rule in Ireland. The uprising, the most significant Irish revolt since 1798, took place mainly in Dublin. It was unsuccessful. The British…
  • Apr 18

    Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia.

    Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia.
    Mother died and left me reckless, Daddy died and left me wild. No, I'm not good lookin', I'm some sweet woman's angel child. --William Samuel McTier (1898–1959)...
  • Apr 18

    The MC5: The Revolution as Serious Fun.

    The MC5: The Revolution as Serious Fun.
    The MC5 truly believed in the power of rock & roll to change the world. --Rolling Stone Below is the MC5's Wayne Kramer singing "Ramblin' Rose" at Wayne State University in Detroit in July 1970, two months after the...
Rank this Week: 475

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • Apr 19

    The Undeniable Scent Of Police Misconduct

    The Undeniable Scent Of Police Misconduct
    The prestigious Cato Institute, with its National Police Misconduct Statistics and Report Project (NPMSRP), tracks police misconduct on a daily and annual basis. And there is a lot of misconduct… read more →
  • Apr 19

    Granny Doesn’t Have Authority over the Shoebox: Searches of Private Spaces in Shared Home

    Granny Doesn’t Have Authority over the Shoebox: Searches of Private Spaces in Shared Home
    The People for the American Way has said the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is “dominated by right wing ideologues” who have the “last word”… read more →
  • Apr 19

    Victim Restitution in Child Pornography Cases Still In Flux

    Victim Restitution in Child Pornography Cases Still In Flux
    The road of Hades is sometimes paved with good intentions. This is so with the case of Luis A. Montalvo-Cruz (“Cruz”) whose appeal to the First Circuit Court of Appeals… read more →
Rank this Week: 574

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

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

http://lawyerist.com
  • Apr 19

    Why Capping Hourly Fees is (Usually) a Bad Idea

    Why Capping Hourly Fees is (Usually) a Bad Idea
    With a capped fee, there is no upside for the lawyer. The best-case scenario is he gets paid for exactly the hours he worked.Why Capping Hourly Fees is (Usually) a Bad Idea is a post from Lawyerist.com. The original content in this feed is…
  • Apr 18

    Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firm

    Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firm
    Good passwords are essential to data security, and this article has everything you need to know about creating and keeping track of good passwords.Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firms is a post from Lawyerist.com. The original…
  • Apr 18

    Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firm

    Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firm
    Good passwords are essential to data security, and this article has everything you need to know about creating and keeping track of good passwords.Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firms is a post from Lawyerist.com. The original…
Rank this Week: 643

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Apr 19

    Fish Waved in Parliament

    Fish Waved in Parliament
    The parliament was Italy's, and the fish was reportedly a sea bass: If you want to know why he was waving it, here's the story, but I really think this is one where the waving of the fish (which…
  • Apr 17

    TSA Turns Away Mute Stroke Victim

    TSA Turns Away Mute Stroke Victim
    KABC in Los Angeles reported on April 5 that our heroes in the TSA had successfully prevented another innocent disabled person from flying. This time it was a wheelchair-bound stroke victim who couldn't answer questions about her expired…
  • Apr 15

    Judge Posner Blasts Banana Lady

    Judge Posner Blasts Banana Lady
    I'm a big fan of using images in briefs and opinions when that is appropriate, and it's hard to think of a more appropriate case than one involving a lady in a banana suit. The specific case I'm thinking…
Rank this Week: 695

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Apr 19

    The Trade Secret Value Proposition: The Secrecy Requirement

    The Trade Secret Value Proposition: The Secrecy Requirement
    While normally no single factor is dispositive in determining whether information has been kept secret enough to qualify as a trade secret, the focus is on determining whether reasonable efforts to preserve secrecy were employed is of…
  • Apr 18

    For Whom the Bell Tolls: The US Patent System

    For Whom the Bell Tolls: The US Patent System
    An infringer can drag you through endless PTO rounds of attack, if necessary (taking into account the current stats, 1 round is likely enough!), and now the Judge will be equipped to create a series of high hurdles followed by summary…
  • Apr 17

    Internet Policy Task Force to Host Series of Roundtables on Copyright Internet Policy Topic

    Internet Policy Task Force to Host Series of Roundtables on Copyright Internet Policy Topic
    The purpose of the roundtables is to engage further with members of the public on the following issues: (1) the legal framework for the creation of remixes; (2) the relevance and scope of the first sale doctrine in the digital environment;…
Rank this Week: 649

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Apr 19

    Violence in the Heartland, Part VI: Cities Within the City

    Violence in the Heartland, Part VI: Cities Within the City
    My most recent posts in this series have compared violent crime data from different cities. However, focusing on a single crime-rate number from a city may mask wide neighborhood-to-neighborhood variations within the city. Consider Milwaukee.…
  • Apr 17

    Even More Commonly Confused Word

    Even More Commonly Confused Word
    Below are just a few more commonly confused words, with those post adding to this one and this one on the same topic. Although/while – A former student recently asked me about this combination. There isn’t, as far as I can tell, a…
  • Apr 10

    Sounding Like a Candidate, Clarke Asks, Where’s the Plan for Milwaukee?

    Sounding Like a Candidate, Clarke Asks, Where’s the Plan for Milwaukee?
    He said hardly anything about running the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department or the controversies he is involved in within county government. The policy area he talked about the most was education. And he spoke a lot about the…
Rank this Week: 739

ED Michigan IP Report

ED Michigan IP Report

Discusses patent and other intellectual property litigation news from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

http://edmichipreport.com/
Rank this Week: 523

Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Law Blog

Covers radio, advertising, the FCC, indecency and intellectual property. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 784

The Irreverent Lawyer

The Irreverent Lawyer

Ruminations on law and life

http://lawmrh.wordpress.com
  • Apr 19

    Lawyer discipline – ‘the third rail’ and making unwelcome news.

    Lawyer discipline – ‘the third rail’ and making unwelcome news.
    In politics, there’s the ‘third rail,’ a metaphor for topics so charged that like a train’s exposed electrical conductor, they’re too dangerous to touch. For at least some lawyers, the profession’s…
  • Apr 16

    Arizona Bar fees go up as lawyers try decoding costs to practice.

    Arizona Bar fees go up as lawyers try decoding costs to practice.
                                      (Click to enlarge) Not satisfied with…
  • Apr 11

    Pigs, old chestnuts, and life lessons.

    Pigs, old chestnuts, and life lessons.
    Probably thinking I needed it, someone recommended a book with pithy business and life advice. When I looked it up, I discovered it was larded with the kind of time-worn advice that if you live long enough, you’ll see over and over…
Rank this Week: 658

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan and Aidan Ellis.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 812

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
  • Apr 19

    Segregation of Initial Margin Posted in Connection with Uncleared Swap

    Segregation of Initial Margin Posted in Connection with Uncleared Swap
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Leigh R. Fraser, partner and co-head of the hedge funds group at Ropes & Gray LLP, and is based on a Ropes & Gray publication by Ms. Fraser, Isabel K.R. Dische, and Molly…
  • Apr 18

    The Robust Use of Civil and Criminal Actions to Police the Market

    The Robust Use of Civil and Criminal Actions to Police the Market
    Editor's Note: Mary Jo White is Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This post is based on Chair White’s remarks to the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) 2014 Compliance & Legal Society…
  • Apr 18

    Equity Overvaluation and Short Selling

    Equity Overvaluation and Short Selling
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Messod Daniel Beneish, Professor of Accounting at Indiana University, Bloomington; Charles M. Lee, Professor of Accounting at Stanford University; and Craig Nichols, Assistant Professor of…
Rank this Week: 799

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Apr 19

    Video Surveillance

    Video Surveillance
    Last fall, the New York Times posted an informative blog article discussing the pros and cons of families placing hidden cameras to protect loved ones from being abused or neglected in nursing homes. Certainly, many of the most shocking cases…
  • Apr 18

    The Dementia Village

    The Dementia Village
    Often this blog focuses on things going wrong in the nursing home and elder care industries. Today though, the focus is on a groundbreaking facility in Holland that seems to be getting a lot of things right. De Hogewayk is a special home…
  • Apr 17

    Repeat Offender

    Repeat Offender
    Government officials in Texas are squabbling over whether to terminate state contracts with nursing homes which repeatedly are found to abuse and neglect residents. The Department of Aging and Disability Services (aka DADS) in Texas has…
Rank this Week: 713

Michigan Auto Law Blog

Michigan Auto Law Blog

Provides tips, news and information for Michigan auto accident victims, drivers, and lawyers. By Steven M. Gursten.

http://www.michiganautolaw.com/auto-lawyers-blog
  • Apr 19

    Brain injury victim didn’t need positive CT scan to win auto case

    Brain injury victim didn’t need positive CT scan to win auto case
    Centrone V. Stoddard reaffirms that pain and suffering damages require ‘objectively manifested impairment,’ not ‘injury,’ as courts had previously wrongfully held Imagine if nearly every brain injury claim in Michigan…
  • Apr 18

    Can a future with driverless cars save 1.2 million lives a year?

    Can a future with driverless cars save 1.2 million lives a year?
    Striking the balance between protecting an emerging technology that promises to save millions of lives, and compensating victims when driverless cars crash Worldwide, approximately 1.2 million people die every year in car and truck accidents,…
  • Apr 17

    Do drivers who speed in construction work zones deserve more lenient penalties?

    Do drivers who speed in construction work zones deserve more lenient penalties?
    Michigan senators want to reduce points on driving records for speeders who endanger workers and other drivers with (SB 895-898). Why? Yesterday, I wrote about a recent, dangerous package of Senate bills (SB 895-898) that would allow drivers…
Rank this Week: 638

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Apr 19

    “Act naturally!” “Say what?”

    “Act naturally!” “Say what?”
    Morning Bell at Mount Jing, Ma Xian (late 18th-early 19th) Qing dynasty On an existential level, when we recognize the extent to which our lives are molded by social constructs, we become able to free ourselves from a type of emotional…
  • Apr 16

    Conscience & Conviction

    Conscience & Conviction
    The Jury, a Norman Rockwell painting, appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post published February 14, 1959. This is one of several Rockwell paintings that can serve more or less as a civics lesson (cf. the 1964 painting, The Problem…
  • Apr 15

    Group Libel and the Crime of Poverty

    Group Libel and the Crime of Poverty
    In reviewing The Divided by Matt Taibbi in the Sunday New York Times Book Review, Timothy Noah makes the remark that poverty is being criminalized in the United States. He refers to the way that poor people are being treated on the streets,…
Rank this Week: 595

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

Covers biotech and pharma patent law and news. By McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP.

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Apr 18

    Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law

    Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law
    The John Marshall Law School Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law will be holding a program on Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law on April 24, 2014 in Chicago, IL. The conference will consist of the…
  • Apr 18

    Webinar on Opinions of Counsel

    Webinar on Opinions of Counsel
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Patent Infringement: Structuring Opinions of Counsel: Leveraging Opinion Letters to Reduce the Risks of Liability and Enhanced Damages" on May 22, 2014 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT).…
  • Apr 17

    AIA Trial Roundtables -- PTAB Takes Its Show on the Road

    AIA Trial Roundtables -- PTAB Takes Its Show on the Road
    By Andrew Williams -- This week, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board began hosting a month-long series of roundtables devoted to sharing information about the new AIA trials. These include inter partes reviews, covered business method reviews,…
Rank this Week: 740

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Apr 18

    Sheppard on Double Jeopardy and Mandating Partial Verdicts in "Acquit First" Case

    Sheppard on Double Jeopardy and Mandating Partial Verdicts in "Acquit First" Case
    James Robert Sheppard III has posted Double Jeopardy Blues: Why in Light of Blueford v. Arkansas States Should Mandate Partial Verdicts in 'Acquit First' Cases (Mississippi Law Journal, Vol. 83, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • Apr 18

    Litton on Miller v. Alabama, Sentencing Law and Juvenile Crime Policy

    Litton on Miller v. Alabama, Sentencing Law and Juvenile Crime Policy
    Paul Litton (University of Missouri School of Law) has posted Symposium Foreword: Bombshell or Babystep? The Ramifications of Miller v. Alabama for Sentencing Law and Juvenile Crime Policy (Missouri Law Review, Vol. 78, No. 4, Fall 2013) on…
  • Apr 18

    Stein on Inefficient Evidence

    Stein on Inefficient Evidence
    Alex Stein (Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law) has posted Inefficient Evidence (Alabama Law Review, Vol. 66, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Why set up evidentiary rules rather than allow factfinders to make…
Rank this Week: 861

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

Covers legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities. By Mark Blumberg.

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 601

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: 754

Colorado Criminal Lawyer Blog

Colorado Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Colorado plea bargaining, statutes of limitations and mental health issues in criminal cases. By H. Michael Steinberg.

http://www.colorado-criminal-lawyer-online.com/
Rank this Week: 800

Federal Evidence Review Blog

Federal Evidence Review Blog

Covers cases and issues on the Federal Rules of Evidence.

http://federalevidence.com/blog
  • Apr 18

    Authenticating Evidence From A Web Site

    Authenticating Evidence From A Web Site
    androiddatalogo.png Are there any special considerations that go into authentication of material found on a web site so it can be introduced into evidence? The Seventh Circuit recently assessed an effort to authenticate…
  • Apr 15

    Coconspirator Disagreements And Disputes "In Furtherance" Of The Conspiracy?

    Coconspirator Disagreements And Disputes "In Furtherance" Of The Conspiracy?
    8Circuit_1.png Can disputes among alleged coconspirators be admitted as coconspirator statements in furtherance of the alleged conspiracy? Like most human endeavors, participating in a conspiracy often involves…
  • Apr 14

    Blanket Exclusion Of Trade Secret Evidence Results In Reversal Of $920 Million Jury Verdict

    Blanket Exclusion Of Trade Secret Evidence Results In Reversal Of $920 Million Jury Verdict
    FourthCircuit.Lewis F. Powell, Jr. U.S. Courthouse, Richmond, VA.jpg In reversing a $920 million trade secret jury verdict, the Fourth Circuit concludes that the trial court imposed "too stringent" of a standard in requiring…
Rank this Week: 579

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Apr 18

    3 Famous Cases of Pet Inheritance

    3 Famous Cases of Pet Inheritance
    Through pet trusts or other legal arraignments, pets these days often find themselves the benefactor to lavish fortunes. In extreme cases, pets end up owning millions under the careful supervision of special caretakers and trustees. Here are…
  • Apr 17

    The End of Transgender Segregation in Sports?

    The End of Transgender Segregation in Sports?
    AB 1266 could erase sex segregation in sports. If a transgender girl wants to play varsity football, AB 1266 could compel the school to include the transgender on the team. The transgender student would have to use the same locker room as the…
  • Apr 17

    Police Dogs Evoke New Controversy in Marijuana-Friendly State

    Police Dogs Evoke New Controversy in Marijuana-Friendly State
    Police dogs cannot be trained to differentiate between types of drugs by using different triggers. All the dog can do is bark, scratch, and dig when it detects a narcotic. A dog cannot be trained to roll over for cocaine, jump for…
Rank this Week: 670

Atlanta Federal Criminal Defense…

Atlanta Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law news and cases. By Marcia G. Shein.

http://www.federalcriminallawcenter.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Porsha Williams charged with battery after taping RHOA episode

    Porsha Williams charged with battery after taping RHOA episode
    A high profile criminal case from Fulton County is making the news across the country. A star of the television series “Real Housewives of Atlanta” has been charged with battery related to an alleged incident that occurred…
  • Apr 11

    US Supreme Court issues ruling on domestic violence weapons ban

    US Supreme Court issues ruling on domestic violence weapons ban
    The United States Supreme Court ruled late last month that a 1996 law prohibiting people who have been convicted of domestic violence may not later possess a firearm, regardless of whether the underlying case included evidence of actual…
  • Apr 4

    Georgia law enforcement notes an uptick in I-75 drug arrest

    Georgia law enforcement notes an uptick in I-75 drug arrest
    Interstate travel is common in the United States. The interstate highway system facilitates the easy flow of traffic across state lines. But, law enforcement may often conduct traffic stops on the highway. Residents of Georgia and many other…
Rank this Week: 796

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

Denise Howell and guests discuss technology law. From the TWiT netcast network.

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Apr 18

    TWiL 255: Teach Your Robots Well

    TWiL 255: Teach Your Robots Well
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Regulating robots, remixing music and fair use, the Aereo Supreme Court case, and more! Guests: James Barrat, Brandon Butler Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. We invite you to…
  • Apr 11

    TWiL 254: Girl Scout Cookies in September

    TWiL 254: Girl Scout Cookies in September
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Copyright and patent trolls, Flickr and Creative Commons attribution, Presidential fair use, and more! Guest: Nancy Sims Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. We invite you to read,…
  • Apr 4

    TWiL 253: Chewy Vuitton Sit!

    TWiL 253: Chewy Vuitton Sit!
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Net Neutrality with Daniel Lyons, parody and satire with Marty Schwimmer, Facebook and moonshine don't mix, and more! Guests: Daniel Lyons, Marty Schwimmer Download or subscribe to this show at…
Rank this Week: 511

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Apr 18

    Review of WordPerfect X7 (iPad and Windows); Legal Services Demand and Supply; Multiple Monitors; Spaces After Period

    Review of WordPerfect X7 (iPad and Windows); Legal Services Demand and Supply; Multiple Monitors; Spaces After Period
    Today's issue of Fat Friday contains these articles: Karl M. Rowe, Review: WordPerfect X7 (iPad and Windows); WordPerfect Workflows Lee D. Cumbie, Legal Fees: Beware the Race to the Bottom Bill McFarlane, Forget Lawyers: Here's Who Really…
  • Apr 18

    Reviews of Olympus Digital Recorders, Yola, RingCentral; Worldox Migration

    Reviews of Olympus Digital Recorders, Yola, RingCentral; Worldox Migration
    Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles: Gil Marquez, Review: Olympus DS-5000 and DS-7000 Michele Peters, Review: Yola (Law Firm Websites) Philip Landsman, Review: RingCentral (Including Fax Lines) Ron Fox, Dates in Document Names…
  • Apr 17

    NetDocuments ndOffice: Read Our Exclusive Report

    NetDocuments ndOffice: Read Our Exclusive Report
    Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers a cloud document management system that works from within Microsoft Office (see article below), a video hosting service, deposition transcript management and video editing software, and an iPad note-taking…
Rank this Week: 706

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Apr 18

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 323 – Common Sensically

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 323 – Common Sensically
    Authors Guild appeals Google Book Search case, RIAA sues Megaupload, Kim Dotcom may get his property back and much, much more! The post Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 323 – Common Sensically appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Apr 18

    3 Count: 1972 Blue

    3 Count: 1972 Blue
    Pandora is sued by record labels over pre-1972 sound recordings, first South African piracy conviction and Prince rejoins Warner, avoids termination fight. The post 3 Count: 1972 Blues appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Apr 17

    Plagiarism Taboo Topics: Cryptomnesia

    Plagiarism Taboo Topics: Cryptomnesia
    With plagiarism there are many taboo topics, but one of the strangest is cryptomnesia, the idea that some plagiarists just forgot who the source was. The post Plagiarism Taboo Topics: Cryptomnesia appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 801

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

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

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Update: Gov. Christie Appoints an Ombud

    Update: Gov. Christie Appoints an Ombud
    New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie has named Patrick E. Hobbs, Dean of Seton Hall University School of Law, as the first Ombudsman for the Office of the Governor. According to the New York Times, Hobbs will be in charge of ensuring that…
  • Apr 15

    Job Posting: University of Minnesota

    Job Posting: University of Minnesota
    The of U of M is hiring a Director for its Office for Conflict Resolution. The position provides informal dispute resolution services -- including private consultations, facilitated discussions, and mediation -- to non-bargaining unit…
  • Apr 14

    Coalition of Federal Ombudsman Elects Officers for 2014

    Coalition of Federal Ombudsman Elects Officers for 2014
    CoFO has elected new officers.  Wendy Kamenshine (CFPB), Neal Cohen (CPSC), Craig Cabrera (TSA), and Virginia Behr (FDA/CDER) have all rotated off the board.  Here are the new officers: Chair -- Scott M. Deyo, Ombudsman,…
Rank this Week: 564

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Gail Heriot, Mike Rappaport, Tom Smith and Maimon Schwarzschild.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Apr 18

    Capitalism and the Dalai Lama - NYTimes.com

    Capitalism and the Dalai Lama - NYTimes.com
    Historically, free enterprise has done this to astonishing effect. In a remarkable paper, Maxim Pinkovskiy of M.I.T. and Xavier Sala-i-Martin of Columbia University calculate that the fraction of the world’s population living on a…
  • Apr 18

    Herr Doktor Professor is against income inequality and is well paid for it

    Herr Doktor Professor is against income inequality and is well paid for it
    Which I think is fine actually. I just wish people who disagreed with him were as well paid. I, for example. Not that I'm for income inequality exactly. It's just something that happens when capital gets allocated by what you...
  • Apr 18

    It beats the heckoutta Ro

    It beats the heckoutta Ro
    Thus does Ross Douthat of the NYT admit he hasn't a clue who the GOP nominee will be. Because it's Ross it's more complicated than that.
Rank this Week: 553

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
Rank this Week: 669

Start Fresh Today Bankruptcy Blog

Start Fresh Today Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy fiilng, bankruptcy means test, student loans, credit counseling, and debtor education.

http://blog.startfreshtoday.com/blog
  • Apr 18

    How to Make the Most Out of Your NACBA Experience

    How to Make the Most Out of Your NACBA Experience
    After months of looking forward to the 22nd Annual National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Convention (NACBA) in NYC, the weekend has just come and gone. So did you get the most you could out of this informative and fun-packed weekend?…
  • Apr 16

    Do I Need Social Media To Enhance My Bankruptcy Firm’s Online Presence?

    Do I Need Social Media To Enhance My Bankruptcy Firm’s Online Presence?
    Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus, YouTube…Social Media is taking the world by storm. It is now the top Internet activity, even trumping email. Defined by Wikipedia as “the interaction among people in which they…
  • Mar 21

    Student Loans and Bankruptcy: (Almost) Everything You Need to Know

    Student Loans and Bankruptcy: (Almost) Everything You Need to Know
    More than 40 million Americans have student loan debt. That’s more than the total population of over 200 countries - including Canada and Australia! In the last 15 years, student debt has increased more than 500%. Of those 40 million…
Rank this Week: 868

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
  • Apr 18

    JURIST – Judge upholds New York state gun law

    JURIST – Judge upholds New York state gun law
      [JURIST] A trial judge for the Supreme Court of New York [official profile] dismissed [text] a lawsuit on Thursday challenging the state’s strict gun laws. The plaintiffs, a group of gun rights…
  • Apr 14

    Social Security stops trying to collect on old taxpayer debts – The Washington Post

    Social Security stops trying to collect on old taxpayer debts – The Washington Post
      The Social Security Administration announced Monday it will immediately cease efforts to collect on taxpayers’ debts to the government that are more than 10 years old. The action comes after The Washington Post…
  • Apr 14

    Court OKs Warrantless Animal Rescue When ‘Appropriate’ | National Law Journal

    Court OKs Warrantless Animal Rescue When ‘Appropriate’ | National Law Journal
      Ruling on an issue of first impression for the state’s high court on Friday in Commonwealth v. Heather M. Duncan, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court said that, “in appropriate circumstances, animals, like humans,…
Rank this Week: 675

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
  • Apr 18

    Distracted Driving Crackdown in Southern California

    Distracted Driving Crackdown in Southern California
    According to local news sources, law enforcement cited 52 drivers for behind-the-wheel cellphone use during a five hour distracted driving crackdown in Chula Vista, CA. The drivers now face fines. Police cited the drivers yesterday…
  • Apr 16

    Man Pleads Guilty After Fatal DUI Hit-and-Run Accident in Del Mar

    Man Pleads Guilty After Fatal DUI Hit-and-Run Accident in Del Mar
    A man charged in the hit-and-run death of a 27-year-old woman has changed his plea from not guilty to guilty on Wednesday. The tragic accident occurred at about 10:15pm on March 28th as the victim and a friend were crossing the street at…
  • Apr 14

    NTSB Reviewing Bus Safety Rules Following Deadly Orland, CA Bus Accident

    NTSB Reviewing Bus Safety Rules Following Deadly Orland, CA Bus Accident
    /Personal-Injury/Car-Accidents.aspxThe National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) will be reviewing bus safety rules, in the wake of the Orland, California charter tour bus accident that claimed 10 lives last Thursday. The bus was…
Rank this Week: 613

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Apr 18

    Drug Trend For Work Comp Increased 9.5%, And Other Top News Tidbit

    Drug Trend For Work Comp Increased 9.5%, And Other Top News Tidbit
    Express Scripts Drug Trend Report: Cost Increases Drive Higher Drug Trend for Workers’ Compensation Overall drug trend for workers’ compensation increased 9.5%, according to the Express Scripts Workers’ Compensation Drug…
  • Apr 18

    Award Recognizes Companies With 500,000+ Hours Without Injury

    Award Recognizes Companies With 500,000+ Hours Without Injury
    Showing that safety does matter on the job, 10 Muskingum County (Ohio) businesses were recently recognized for their success in keeping their employees safe on the job.   The businesses were recognized during a meeting of the…
  • Apr 17

    How Does Workers Compensation Work?

    How Does Workers Compensation Work?
    What is workers compensation?   Workers compensation is a type of insurance employers are required to have in order to provide benefits to employees injured on the job or who become ill due to on the job exposures. Workers compensation…
Rank this Week: 616

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Covers topics such as sales and payroll tax problems, offers in compromise, tax audits, tax debt, tax disputes, tax fraud, tax litigation and tax controversy, and tax preparer penalties. By Brager Tax Law Group.

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 780

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure and mortgage mediation. By Bruce Jacobs & Associates, P.L.

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Retiring SEC Lawyer: Agency Too Lax on Wall Street

    Retiring SEC Lawyer: Agency Too Lax on Wall Street
    James Kidney had worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission as a trial attorney since 1986, winning more than a half-dozen insider trading trials. But if anyone expected him to simply retire quietly with his nice pension - they were…
  • Apr 16

    FTC: Scamming Debt Collectors Must Pay $3.3 Million, Shut Down

    FTC: Scamming Debt Collectors Must Pay $3.3 Million, Shut Down
    The Federal Trade Commission announced recently that defendants in a debt collection scheme frequently targeting Spanish-speaking consumers will not only be required to pay a $3.3 million penalty, but will also be barred from doing future…
  • Apr 14

    Force-Placed Insurance Claim Against BofA, BQE, Settled in Miami

    Force-Placed Insurance Claim Against BofA, BQE, Settled in Miami
    A settlement deal reached in a Miami federal court ended with Bank of American and QBE Insurance Company agreeing to pay nearly $230 million for their dual roles in a kickback scheme that involved inflating the cost of insurance that was…
Rank this Week: 662

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
  • Apr 18

    Pic of the Week – The Digital Commons at the D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Branch Library

    Pic of the Week – The Digital Commons at the D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Branch Library
    We enjoy bringing you photos of the unique libraries, ancient and modern, that we encounter during our travels. In celebration of this year’s National Library Week theme, “lives change @ your library,”  we…
  • Apr 17

    Israeli Conscription laws for Ultra-Orthodox Jew

    Israeli Conscription laws for Ultra-Orthodox Jew
    Two demonstrations took place last month, one in Jerusalem, and the other in New York’s financial district. Both were organized and attended by haredi (ultra-orthodox Jews; literally means “those who fear [God]”) who…
  • Apr 14

    Legislation on Use of Water in Agriculture

    Legislation on Use of Water in Agriculture
    The following is a guest post by my colleague Gustavo Guerra, senior foreign law Specialist for Mexico and other Spanish speaking countries in the Law Library’s Global Legal Research Center. Gustavo has previously blogged on Mexican Law…
Rank this Week: 704

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical licensing, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse. By Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm.

http://www.dallasfortworthinjurylawyer.com/
  • Apr 18

    F.D.A. Warns About Hysterectomy Morcellator Procedure

    F.D.A. Warns About Hysterectomy Morcellator Procedure
    According to the FDA, doctors should stop using a procedure performed on thousands of American women a year in the course of hysterectomy uterine surgery, because it increases the risk of spreading cancerous tissue. The procedure, power…
  • Apr 16

    Androgel Testosterone Injury Federal Consolidation

    Androgel Testosterone Injury Federal Consolidation
    Recently a consolidation motion was filed for all federal Androgel lawsuits to become part of an MDL, or multidistrict litigation. Hot on the heels of that motion, a second motion has been filed with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict…
  • Apr 13

    Testim Testosterone Gel Louisiana Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    Testim Testosterone Gel Louisiana Wrongful Death Lawsuit
    A Louisiana man, who suffered a deadly heart attack, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Testim gel manufacturer. The lawsuit claims that the 61 year old died as a result of Testim testosterone replacement therapy side effects. The lawsuit…
Rank this Week: 582

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses topics related to DWI, criminal defense, traffic tickets, CDL defense, open records, Texas laws, and the War on Drugs. By Robert Guest.

http://www.dallascriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    State Jail Felony Drug Possession Case

    State Jail Felony Drug Possession Case
    Have you been arrested for a State Jail felony drug possession in case in Dallas, Rockwall, or Kaufman County? Are you currently a recreational meth, coke or heroin user?  Here is what you need to know.Possession of small amounts (less…
  • Apr 3

    What’s the law on kidnapping in Texas?

    What’s the law on kidnapping in Texas?
    The Dallas Court of Appeals recently upheld a Rockwall County kidnapping conviction. Let’s look at the laws regarding kidnapping in Texas, and discuss the facts that led to the courts decision. Here’s the case- Wilson vs. State of…
  • Mar 31

    1983 Lawsuit filed against City of Kemp/Police Chief and Kaufman Sheriff Deputy

    1983 Lawsuit filed against City of Kemp/Police Chief and Kaufman Sheriff Deputy
    The City of Kemp, Texas and it’s police chief are being sued in the Eastern District of Texas for an alleged false arrest and police brutality by Robert McCollom (Plaintiff). Kemp disbanded it’s police force in 2012 and the…
Rank this Week: 778

AZ Attorney

AZ Attorney

Covers law practice in the desert Southwest. By Tim Eigo, the editor of Arizona Attorney magazine, which is the monthly publication of the State Bar of Arizona.

http://azatty.wordpress.com
  • Apr 18

    Volunteer attorneys aid family law consumers at @AZStateBar program

    Volunteer attorneys aid family law consumers at @AZStateBar program
    Volunteer attorneys aid family law consumers at @AZStateBar program Here is a follow-up to a State Bar event, by my colleague Alberto Rodriguez: The State Bar of Arizona, azcentral.com and 12 News hosted the Lawyers on Call public…
  • Apr 17

    Lawyers who blog make an impression, report @NHBAR @KysaCrusco

    Lawyers who blog make an impression, report @NHBAR @KysaCrusco
    Attorneys looking for a strategic edge in a tough economy should take a few minutes to read how some New Hampshire lawyers are enhancing their practices and raising their…
  • Apr 16

    ASU lecture on race relations features attorney Lani Guinier tonight

    ASU lecture on race relations features attorney Lani Guinier tonight
    In year 19, ASU continues to invite great people to deliver its A. Wade Smith Memorial Lecture on Race Relations. Tonight’s offering, by civil rights attorney and Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier, promises to keep in that…
Rank this Week: 751

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers corporate fraud, defective designs, accidents and product liability. By Searcy Law Firm.

http://www.searcylaw.com/blog
  • Apr 18

    EDiscovery Custodial Collection — Cooperate, Communicate and Collaborate

    EDiscovery Custodial Collection — Cooperate, Communicate and Collaborate
    In any document search allowing defendants’ custodians to conduct their own searches is much like allowing the fox to guard the henhouse. Even focused and disciplined custodial collections can be fraught with problems. Example Email…
  • Apr 15

    GM Recall — Bad Switches, Bad Relations, Bad Act

    GM Recall — Bad Switches, Bad Relations, Bad Act
    Why is GM in so much trouble? This is not the first time that corporate America has placed consumers in the middle of cross-hairs of certain injury or death. And, it is not the first time for GM either. We have plenty of lessons. Sadly the…
  • Apr 14

    Is the Irreversible Truly Unforeseeable?: The Law of Suicide Prevention

    Is the Irreversible Truly Unforeseeable?: The Law of Suicide Prevention
    (This article was originally published in the March 2014 Issue of the Journal, published by the Florida Justice Association. The article is reprinted here by permission of the author) According to the Centers for Disease Control and…
Rank this Week: 664

UB Law Library Blog

UB Law Library Blog

Features news from the UB Law Library.

http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/blog/law
  • Apr 18

    Law Library Holiday Hour

    Law Library Holiday Hour
    The Law Library will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.  The Library will re-open on Monday, April 21, at 7:30 a.m.
  • Apr 14

    New Bulletin Board

    New Bulletin Board
    If you’ve walked the second floor of O’Brian, you may have noticed something new. There’s now a bulletin board for law students to post flyers about law school events. Isn’t it lovely? Law students, let the posting…
  • Apr 2

    Congratulations, Terry!

    Congratulations, Terry!
    A very special shout out goes to our very own Terry McCormack, Associate Director of the Law Library and Manager of Law IT, for being selected as the Law School’s recipient of the Outstanding Service Award! This award recognizes a Law…
Rank this Week: 629

taxgirl

taxgirl

Covers corporate, non-profit, estates, individual or international taxes. By Kelly Erb.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Apr 18

    Higher Or Lower: How Do You Think Your U.S. Tax Burden Compares To Other Countries?

    Higher Or Lower: How Do You Think Your U.S. Tax Burden Compares To Other Countries?
    If it hurt to write that check to Uncle Sam, you’re not alone: personal income taxes have risen in 21 out of 34 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries in recent years. The biggest increases overall were…
  • Apr 18

    With Tax Day Over, Tax Scammers Are Still In Busine

    With Tax Day Over, Tax Scammers Are Still In Busine
    Tax Day might have come and gone but the scammers remain… With the ink barely dry on tax returns, scammers are already reaching out to taxpayers. My office received a flurry of emails just after Tax Day purporting to be from the…
  • Apr 17

    Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill Hit With Tax Warrant

    Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill Hit With Tax Warrant
    In 2003, country singer went all the way to #1 with his mega-hit, “I Love This Bar.” The incredible popularity of the song inspired a chain of restaurants called Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill with fifteen…
Rank this Week: 516

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

Covers consumer privacy, data security, HIPAA, financial privacy and EU privacy. By Hogan Lovells.

http://www.hldataprotection.com
  • Apr 18

    DOJ and FTC Clarify Antitrust Implications of Cybersecurity Information Sharing

    DOJ and FTC Clarify Antitrust Implications of Cybersecurity Information Sharing
    On April 10, 2014, the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission issued a joint policy statement on the antitrust implications of sharing cybersecurity information to help facilitate the flow of cyberintelligence throughout the…
  • Apr 14

    HHS Releases Security Risk Assessment Tool

    HHS Releases Security Risk Assessment Tool
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released a security risk assessment (SRA) tool as a resource to assist health care providers in complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)…
  • Apr 9

    ECJ Declares Data Retention Directive Invalid

    ECJ Declares Data Retention Directive Invalid
    In a decision rendered on 8 April 2014, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) declared the Data Retention Directive invalid. The Court's decision was grounded on its conclusion that, by requiring the retention of the data falling within the…
Rank this Week: 849

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Apr 18

    Booklist from the ABA DR Annual Meeting

    Booklist from the ABA DR Annual Meeting
    At the recent ABA DR Annual Meeting, we had our second installment of the “What I’m Reading” panel. I promised a reading list from panelists and participants; here it is: Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) Shop Class as…
  • Apr 17

    Call for papers: Transnational Dispute Management

    Call for papers: Transnational Dispute Management
    The Transnational Dispute Management Journal has issued a Call for Papers for its upcoming special issue on “Dispute Resolution from a Corporate Perspective.” Proposals due no later than July 31, 2014. Details here.
  • Apr 17

    Alkon on the Supreme Court and Plea Bargaining

    Alkon on the Supreme Court and Plea Bargaining
    Cynthia Alkon (Texas A&M) has published “The U.S. Supreme Court’s Failure To Fix Plea Bargaining: The Impact of Lafler and Frye” in the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, available on SSRN here. The abstract:…
Rank this Week: 805

Record Clearing Blog

Record Clearing Blog

Covers criminal record removal. By Higbee & Associates.

http://www.recordclearing.org/blog/
  • Apr 18

    My Life

    My Life
    My name is Jessie. I live in Tennessee. When I was nineteen years old I was a little wild not having any knowledge of the consequences I’d face. At the age of nineteen I was charged with a schedule two [...]The post My Life appeared…
  • Apr 13

    Florida no land of opportunity

    Florida no land of opportunity
    I am currently a 40 year old African American female. Single and no children. I have a degree in Criminal Justice and psychology. I came to Florida in the early 80′s. I first got in trouble by hanging with the [...]The post Florida no…
  • Apr 11

    Just want my life back

    Just want my life back
    I was charge will a crime of violation of civil right. Which result in a non-conviction and dismissal after completing probation. This have been a nine year process, I have been a active in my church, and other church talk [...]The post Just…
Rank this Week: 692