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Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
Rank this Week: 65

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • May 23

    Morrissey on Income Inequality & More's "Utopia"

    Morrissey on Income Inequality & More's "Utopia"
    Daniel J. Morrissey (Gonzaga University - School of Law) has posted Income Equality in Utopia (McGeorge Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article discusses the relevance of Sir Thomas More’s classic Utopia (on the…
  • May 23

    Chemerinsky on the Rational Basis Test

    Chemerinsky on the Rational Basis Test
    Erwin Chemerinsky (University of California, Irvine School of Law) has posted The Rational Basis Test Is Constitutional (and Desirable) (Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, 2016, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The…
  • May 23

    Eyer on Intentional Discrimination and the History of Equal Protection

    Eyer on Intentional Discrimination and the History of Equal Protection
    Katie R. Eyer (Rutgers Law School) has posted Ideological Drift and the Forgotten History of Intent (Harvard Civil Rights- Civil Liberties Law Review (CR-CL), Vol. 51, No. 1, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: It would no doubt surprise...
Rank this Week: 66

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
Rank this Week: 59

Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Covers common problems encountered by residents and their families at nursing homes and assisted living facilities. By Jonathan Rosenfeld.

http://www.nursinghomesabuseblog.com/
  • May 23

    Evidence That Poor Care Contributed to Deaths of Nursing Home Patient

    Evidence That Poor Care Contributed to Deaths of Nursing Home Patient
    As of November 2015, Families for Better Care, a watchdog advocate group that protects the elderly, began ranking Missouri fourth on a list of the nation’s worst states concerning nursing homes. This is in response to Missouri…
  • May 14

    When Fines Become Part of the Nursing Home Busine

    When Fines Become Part of the Nursing Home Busine
    When families place a loved one in a nursing facility to receive quality health care, maintaining their safety and well-being in the loving environment is usually their biggest concern. However, to the nursing home, the level of care provided…
  • May 7

    Push to Ban Arbitration Clauses in Nursing Home Admission

    Push to Ban Arbitration Clauses in Nursing Home Admission
    Placing a loved one in the care of skilled nursing professionals has always been an overwhelming process where families are presented with stacks of papers and documents to sign, including a commonplace admission agreement. In many…
Rank this Week: 55

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Which national laws will UPC witnesses be subject to? And more "fun" questions from the draft UPC Code of Conduct

    Which national laws will UPC witnesses be subject to? And more "fun" questions from the draft UPC Code of Conduct
    Sorry, what did you say, Merpel?  The AmeriKat does not always listen to everything Merpel says and, indeed, even less often when Merpel tries to boss her around (which is frequently).  Nevertheless, it seems someone was listening…
  • May 23

    Are academic publishers liable for ginormous damages?

    Are academic publishers liable for ginormous damages?
    Who owns the copyright in works created by university faculty under US law is contested, and has recently become relevant with the advent of commercially valuable digital courses created by faculty members. It is also highly relevant for…
  • May 23

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week #Nevertoolate

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week #Nevertoolate
    Busy week last week & missed the IPKat? Don't worry, the 97th edition of Never Too Late is here to bring you up to speed.Quick! there's still time to catch last week's IPKat"Simply" invalid: French trade mark win for M&S in the…
Rank this Week: 57

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
  • May 23

    Challenges to Going-Private Mergers in New York

    Challenges to Going-Private Mergers in New York
    In a landmark decision on May 5, 2016, the New York Court of Appeals held that challenges to going-private mergers where there is a controlling stockholder must be reviewed under the deferential business judgment rule rather than the more…
  • May 23

    Divided Loyalties? The Role of Defense Litigation Counsel in Shareholder M&A Litigation

    Divided Loyalties? The Role of Defense Litigation Counsel in Shareholder M&A Litigation
    In our paper Divided Loyalties? The Role of Defense Litigation Counsel in Shareholder M&A Litigation, we examine the role of defense litigation counsel in merger and acquisitions (M&A) litigation. We theorize that defense litigation…
  • May 23

    Italian Boards and The Strange Case of the Minority Becoming Majority

    Italian Boards and The Strange Case of the Minority Becoming Majority
    Italian law provides for a fairly unique and interesting mechanism allowing “minority” shareholders to appoint a percentage of board members. In a nutshell, this system—called “list voting” or “slate…
Rank this Week: 56

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. (Personal Injury, Social Security Disability)

About the ways injured and disabled persons are mistreated by governments and insurance companies.

http://www.pissd.com/
  • May 23

    Understanding the Legal Effects of Your Divorce

    Understanding the Legal Effects of Your Divorce
    A divorce can be one of the most emotionally upsetting events. Navigating the proceedings can be just as difficult, but understanding the legal effects can make the process more manageable. Initiating a Divorce The spouse who initiates a…
  • May 20

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    Not a “fun” site, but a fascinating one. From the Vatican’s official Web site comes this interactive view of the interior of the Sistine Chapel. You can drag around with your mouse and zoom in and out with the buttons.…
  • May 19

    4 Unexpected Ways You Could End Up in Court

    4 Unexpected Ways You Could End Up in Court
    We all know there are many, many ways to find yourself facing a judge. From felonies such as robbery to misdemeanors all the way down to lawsuits involving your neighbors or employers, the possible ways to find yourself in court are almost…
Rank this Week: 52

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 72

RegBlog

RegBlog

A regulation blog, in affiliation with the Penn Program on Regulation. From the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

http://www.regblog.org/
Rank this Week: 68

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • May 20

    Who Should Control Your Genetic Information — You or Corporate Laboratories?

    Who Should Control Your Genetic Information — You or Corporate Laboratories?
    Myriad Genetics denied its customers access to their full genetic record in violation of federal law. Should patients have the same right to access their genetic information from a laboratory as they would a copy of their MRI, X-rays, or…
  • May 20

    Transphobia Hurts Us All, Especially Trans Women

    Transphobia Hurts Us All, Especially Trans Women
    When fear and hatred reign, antitrans discrimination has a way of becoming indiscriminate. Like any good attorney, I enjoy winning and being right. However, as a transgender attorney watching the fallout from antitransgender legislation…
  • May 19

    Why the Prosecution of Chelsea Manning Was Unconstitutional

    Why the Prosecution of Chelsea Manning Was Unconstitutional
    The selective prosecution of those who disclose government information is profoundly dangerous to our democracy. Disclosures of government information happen all the time, whether by officials seeking to advance their interests or by…
Rank this Week: 71

LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

Covers federal regulation, state and local issues, marine regulation, pipelines, markets and competition and more. By Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

http://www.lnglawblog.com
  • May 19

    Fortis Signs Agreement to Supply LNG to Hawaii Electric

    Fortis Signs Agreement to Supply LNG to Hawaii Electric
    Fortis Inc. announced today that its subsidiary, Fortis Hawaii Energy Inc., entered into an agreement to supply Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. with 800,000 metric tons/year of LNG over 20-years from FortisBC’s Tilbury LNG facility in…
  • May 19

    Downeast LNG Up for Sale

    Downeast LNG Up for Sale
    Downeast LNG, sponsor of a proposed 3 million ton/year liquefaction and LNG import/export terminal near Robbinston, Maine, announced that the company will be put up for sale as of July 1, 2016.  According to the press release, Downeast…
  • May 18

    Eagle LNG to Construct Liquefaction Plant to Supply Crowley Ship

    Eagle LNG to Construct Liquefaction Plant to Supply Crowley Ship
    Eagle LNG announced that it has begun the construction process for a 200,000 gallons/day (87,000 gallons/day initially) natural gas liquefaction plant in West Jacksonville, Fla., which is anticipated to be operational by early 2017. The LNG…
Rank this Week: 61

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

Covers topics related to civil litigation. By Maxwell S. Kennerly.

http://www.litigationandtrial.com/
  • May 19

    Good Doctors Learn From Malpractice; Bad Doctors Lobby For New Law

    Good Doctors Learn From Malpractice; Bad Doctors Lobby For New Law
    A week ago, the Wall Street Journal published an excellent article, “Clues to Better Health Care From Old Malpractice Lawsuits,” which detailed the way that malpractice insurers and medical safety groups have been pouring through…
  • May 15

    Death From Medical Error: Even More Common Than The Headlines Say

    Death From Medical Error: Even More Common Than The Headlines Say
    A recent article in the British Medical Journal made the headline-grabbing claim that medical errors were now “the third leading cause of death in the US,” behind only cancer and heart disease. Medical errors, in their estimate,…
  • May 3

    The Science Connecting Talcum Powder And Ovarian Cancer

    The Science Connecting Talcum Powder And Ovarian Cancer
    On Monday, a jury in Missouri hit Johnson & Johnson with a $55 million verdict in favor of a woman who developed ovarian cancer after decades of using talc baby powder in her vaginal area as part of her normal routine. Younger readers…
Rank this Week: 49

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • May 19

    Copyright Protection – Ideas vs Expression

    Copyright Protection – Ideas vs Expression
    A common mistake among professional creatives and amateur is understanding the scope of copyright protection, In the U.S., when you have a copyright, you have protection for your original expression, not the ideas contained within your work.…
  • May 16

    Planning for the Digital Afterlife

    Planning for the Digital Afterlife
    Your accounts on websites and social media platforms, website domains, and all the content you post are your property, and therefore part of your estate.  When you pass away, your estate plan determines who will inherit your possession,…
  • May 5

    Stolen Images: How to Respond if Someone Uses your Photo Without Permission

    Stolen Images: How to Respond if Someone Uses your Photo Without Permission
    What should you do if you discover that someone is using a photo you took without your permission? As the person who took the photo, you are likely the copyright owner, which gives you the right to control where and how your work is copied,…
Rank this Week: 48

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Covers all aspects of criminal law in Arizona, including DUI, abuse and drug offenses. By The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor, P.C.

http://dmcantor.com/blog/
  • May 17

    5 Tips You Should Know About Settling a Personal Injury Claim

    5 Tips You Should Know About Settling a Personal Injury Claim
    If you’ve been injured and are currently in the process of handling your insurance claim, there are few things you should keep in mind.  Below are some tips from Wayne Cohen, a Washington DC personal injury lawyer. Tip #1: Save All…
  • Apr 23

    DUI Vehicular Crimes in the Summer Time

    DUI Vehicular Crimes in the Summer Time
    DUI vehicular crimes are considered quite serious and are classified as felonies. Some states have a Vehicular Crimes Unit that is responsible for prosecuting all felony vehicular crimes. Their goal is to effectively prosecute those charged…
  • Apr 21

    Civil Forfeiture Cases and Defense

    Civil Forfeiture Cases and Defense
    Civil forfeiture, also called civil seizure, or civil judicial forfeiture, is a controversial legal process in the United States in which law enforcement officers take assets from people suspected of being involved in a crime or some sort of…
Rank this Week: 60

New Jersey Family Law

New Jersey Family Law

Covers divorce, mediation, arbitration and litigation. By Charles C. Abut.

http://njdivorceblog.typepad.com/new_jersey_divorce_law_me/
Rank this Week: 51

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 58

Biker and Motorcycle Lawyer Blog /…

Biker and Motorcycle Lawyer Blog / Blawg

Covers biker and motorcycle legal issues, safety tips, motorcycle ride reports and personal injury information. By Norman Gregory Fernandez.

http://bikerlawblog.com/
  • Apr 8

    I will make an exciting announcement in the next month!

    I will make an exciting announcement in the next month!
    I know many people do not like surprises, but I have a big surprise that’s coming that will revolutionize the way motorcycle accident cases are handled nationwide. As many of you know I have been utterly disgusted at the marketing…
  • Feb 2

    The dangers of following too close while riding a motorcycle

    The dangers of following too close while riding a motorcycle
    I have been a personal injury attorney for almost 20 years. I have been riding motorcycles over 40 years. The one thing I can say for certain is that a motorcycle with 2 wheels, has much less traction than a car with 4 wheels. Further, a…
  • Dec 3

    My video picture slideshow of the 2015 75th annual Sturgis motorcycle rally

    My video picture slideshow of the 2015 75th annual Sturgis motorcycle rally
    Every year for the past 5 years I have posted pictures by way of a video slideshow of all the pictures I take at the Sturgis motorcycle rally. This year, 2015, was the 75th annual rally, and as usual I am publishing my video picture…
Rank this Week: 69

Trucking Accident Blog

Trucking Accident Blog

Covers recent trucking accidents and trucking law. By Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC.

http://www.thetruckingattorneys.com/blog/
  • Apr 6

    Controversy Over Georgia’s “Super Speeder” Penalty

    Controversy Over Georgia’s “Super Speeder” Penalty
    Last summer, five Georgia nurses lost their lives in a car crash on Interstate 16. All were young female students at Georgia Southern University, on their way to a Savannah’s St. Joseph’s Hospital for their final clinical rotation…
  • Mar 17

    Lessons from the Tracy Morgan Trucking Accident

    Lessons from the Tracy Morgan Trucking Accident
    It’s been a long road to recovery for comedian and actor Tracy Morgan. The SNL and 30 Rock star was involved in a deadly trucking accident in June 2014. His limo-van was struck by a speeding Wal-Mart tractor trailer on the New Jersey…
  • Feb 29

    National Attention on Truck Accidents Surge Lacking

    National Attention on Truck Accidents Surge Lacking
    About 11 people a day – over 4,000 a year – die in truck accidents. An astounding 100,000 are injured in trucking crashes, according to statistics published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. These sobering stats…
Rank this Week: 62

E. coli Blog

E. coli Blog

Covers E. coli outbreaks, recalls, legal cases and resources. By Marler Clark.

http://www.ecoliblog.com/
Rank this Week: 63

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Covers employment related privacy issues. Published by Philip Gordon of Littler Mendelson's Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group.

http://www.littler.com/blog/workplace-privacy-counsel
Rank this Week: 50

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

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

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

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

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

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

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR
    By John TredennickTechnology assisted review has a transparency problem. Notwithstanding TAR’s proven savings in both time and review costs, many attorneys hesitate to use it because courts require “transparency” in the TAR…
Rank this Week: 70

Law School at Top Law Student.com

Law School at Top Law Student.com

Information and study techniques for law students.

http://lawstudent.tv
  • Mar 26

    Attorney Advice for Graduating Law Student

    Attorney Advice for Graduating Law Student
    Below please find the transcript from a recent interview regarding hiring with attorney Aaron Hall. Question: What are the best things a law student can do (outside of grades) to appeal to prospective employers?…
  • Mar 26

    Interview with Attorney Aaron Hall

    Interview with Attorney Aaron Hall
    Below please find the transcript from a recent interview regarding hiring with attorney Aaron Hall. Question: What are the best things a law student can do (outside of grades) to appeal to prospective employers?…
  • Aug 15

    Priorities During Your First-Year of Law School

    Priorities During Your First-Year of Law School
      You’ll hear a lot of talk about priorities once you get to law school.  Prioritizing your workload is an important way to stay ahead of the game.  With other students talking about extracurricular activities and summer…
Rank this Week: 67

Confirm Them

Confirm Them

Covers the judicial confirmation battles in the United States Senate.

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

    My Review Of LifeCell 30 Day Trial

    My Review Of LifeCell 30 Day Trial
    LifeCell 30 Day Free Trial – How Good Is It Really? Is it even possible to pass up a free trial on the latest anti-ageing product, that just so happens to be taking Hollywood by storm? Well I didn’t think so, which is why I…
  • Jul 21

    Anti Aging Face Creams For Oily Skin

    Anti Aging Face Creams For Oily Skin
    Anti Ageing Face Cream for Oily Skin                Finding the right face cream for your skin can be as important as eating the right variety of foods. Your skin needs all…
  • Jul 21

    Anti Aging Creams For Dry Skin

    Anti Aging Creams For Dry Skin
    Anti Ageing Face Cream for Dry Skin                Dry skin can be one of the hardest skin conditions to have to deal with. You might already drink plenty of water, keep…
Rank this Week: 54

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Covers federal criminal law topics such as identity theft, capital punishment, drug enforcement, environmental crimes, immigration, and military law. By Tom Withers.

http://www.federalcriminaldefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 73

First4Lawyers News

First4Lawyers News

Features UK-centric legal news, with a focus on personal injury and medical negligence.

http://www.first4lawyers.com/news/
  • May 23

    How much can soap stars claim?

    How much can soap stars claim?
    Living in a soap opera has never been an easy ride, but none more so than today. Not only is there a good chance that you live a fairly downtrodden existence filled with daily misery and woe, but you’re far more likely to be involved in…
  • Feb 17

    Stay safe on the road in the wind

    Stay safe on the road in the wind
    FACT: Bad weather causes accidents. Whether it is snow, floods, fog or strong winds then it is always wise to avoid driving wherever possible in extreme weather. Accident claims specialists First4lawyers have produced a short guide to make…
  • Feb 17

    Surge in weather related injuries expected as ‘red weather warning’ issued

    Surge in weather related injuries expected as ‘red weather warning’ issued
    Falling trees, toppled signs, flying debris, trips and slips are set to drive an increase in personal injury claims as 100 mph storms batter Britain, warn personal injury specialists First4lawyers. Storm damage can have a devastating impact…
Rank this Week: 47

Tax Policy Blog

Tax Policy Blog

Covers federal, state and international tax issues, including AMT, capital gains and dividends taxes, corporate income taxes, income taxes, property taxes, and sales and use taxes. By the Tax Foundation.

http://taxfoundation.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 53

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
Rank this Week: 64

ChinaLaw Law

ChinaLaw Law

Covers business and legal issues affecting China, Latin America and the United States. By Diaz Reus.

http://www.chinalat.com/
  • Mar 19

    Is Latin America ready for a Chinese economic crisis?

    Is Latin America ready for a Chinese economic crisis?
    The ongoing European debt crisis and the slow recovery in the United States are starting to impact China and Latin America’s economic growth. An inevitable re-balancing of China’s economy will be accompanied by a collapse in commodity…
  • Mar 14

    China’s Surging Influence in Latin American Finance

    China’s Surging Influence in Latin American Finance
    How will bank subsidiaries in Latin America weather the European and U.S. financial crisis? Moody’s Investors Service recently placed 15 Mexican and Brazilian banks and insurance groups on review for down grade of their short- and long-term…
  • Nov 11

    Maersk Line Invests in Chile | New Factory Announcement

    Maersk Line Invests in Chile | New Factory Announcement
    The current shortage of refrigerated containers used in the export of Latin American produce, fish and meat will be less acute in 2013 when Maersk Container Industry (MCI) will begin producing “reefers” as they are known in the industry,…
Rank this Week: 74

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers bad faith, duty to defend, duty to indemnify, liability policies, reimbursement of legal fees and subrogation. By Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue.

http://www.insurancecoverageblog.com/
  • May 25

    Memorial Day 2009

    Memorial Day 2009
    I first ran the post below for Memorial Day in 2006 as a tribute to my Dad, who served as a soldier during World War II.  This is the fourth straight year for this post, and I'll continue to run it every year. 
  • Mar 19

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone
    For those who remember the heady Katrina litigation days of the Ride of the Rigsbys -- appearing on ABC's 20/20, acclaimed as alleged whistleblowers -- these times are very different for the sisters. They've slipped in the…
  • Mar 16

    Insurance Person of the Year

    Insurance Person of the Year
    Nothing like giving the readers a lot of advance notice before an ultra-high stakes award like this is finalized, right? I'm a bit tardy on this, but hey, it's not like I'm on the advisory board of the Insurance Law Center and might have…
Rank this Week: 46

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, asset protection, charitable giving, and business law. By Kyle E. Krull.

http://blog.kylekrull.com/kansas-missouri-estate-planning/
Rank this Week: 131

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • May 23

    Stephen A. Douglas v. James Buchanan

    Stephen A. Douglas v. James Buchanan
    Gerard Magliocca has an interesting post at Balkinization about Stephen A. Douglas's split with southern Democrats in 1860, which helped Abraham Lincoln win the presidency. This provides me with an opportunity to share my favorite Stephen A.…
  • May 23

    AALS CFP: New Voices In Legislation

    AALS CFP: New Voices In Legislation
    This just in: The AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process is pleased to announce that it will host a "New Voices in Legislation" program during the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. This…
  • May 22

    Matchmaker, Matchmaker (Accuracy in Yiddish Edition)

    Matchmaker, Matchmaker (Accuracy in Yiddish Edition)
    In my experience, the New York Times provides far more editorial input on opeds than any other newspaper. The few times I have had pieces appear in the Times, they have gone through multiple iterations, as the very thoughtful editor...
Rank this Week: 91

The Legal Reader

The Legal Reader

Discusses product liability law and lawsuits.

http://legalreader.com/
  • May 23

    Adding Insult to Injury: Arbitration Clause in Texas Home Insurance?

    Adding Insult to Injury: Arbitration Clause in Texas Home Insurance?
    The Texas Department of Insurance has championed the rights of Texans by saying an emphatic, “No!” to policies with binding arbitration clauses. These clauses essentially rob policyholders of their constitutional rights to legal…
  • May 23

    Bayer-Monsanto Merger is On Again!

    Bayer-Monsanto Merger is On Again!
    In what could be described as a grand tennis match, the Bayer-Monsanto merger is on again. The German Big Pharma, excuse me, “life sciences,” company announced the details of its $62B cash bid for Monsanto today. As the…
  • May 22

    Chicago Mom Sentenced To Four Years In Prison

    Chicago Mom Sentenced To Four Years In Prison
    A suburban Chicago mom has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter. The woman was originally charged with murder after the death of her severely disabled 28-year-old daughter. Prosecutors…
Rank this Week: 134

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

Covers New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury, criminal and traffic offenses legal developments. By Saile & Saile LLP.

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
  • May 23

    Taking Legal Action After a Child Pedestrian Accident

    Taking Legal Action After a Child Pedestrian Accident
    Your child's accident was probably one of the most harrowing experiences of your life. Getting your child proper medical care after being hit by a car as a pedestrian was your first priority. Now you are likely wondering how to pay for all of…
  • May 6

    Whiplash from a Car Accident

    Whiplash from a Car Accident
    Whiplash, or cervical strain, occurs when the muscles in your neck stretch or tear; it can also include injury to the discs, joints, ligaments, and nerve roots in the neck. Whiplash from a car accident is common, especially in rear-end…
  • Apr 29

    What are my bicycle accident insurance options?

    What are my bicycle accident insurance options?
    Many people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania ride their bicycles back and forth to work, for recreation, and to save money on the rising costs of gasoline. While cycling is a fun and healthy activity, it can lead to serious or fatal injuries.…
Rank this Week: 97

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Covers Utah criminal law and Constitutional issues. By Clayton A. Simms, LLC.

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • May 23

    Aggravated Arson and Murder Charges for Estranged Husband of Salt Lake City Restaurateur

    Aggravated Arson and Murder Charges for Estranged Husband of Salt Lake City Restaurateur
    The estranged husband of a Salt Lake City restaurateur and prominent LGBT activist was charged with aggravated arson and murder in connection with a deadly home fire. Sunday morning blaze Shortly after 1:00am on Sunday, May 23, 2016 a fire…
  • May 18

    Aggravated Assault for Defending Home from Intruder

    Aggravated Assault for Defending Home from Intruder
    A Salt Lake City man was arrested for aggravated assault for defending his aging mother-in-law’s vacation home from an intruder. The stake out 51 year old Glen Decker and his wife are caretakers of his mother-in-law’s home in Salt…
  • May 9

    Suspended Driver’s License Following Marijuana Charge

    Suspended Driver’s License Following Marijuana Charge
    Utah residents can expect to have their driver’s license suspended following a DUI, yet they may be surprised when they lose their license following marijuana charges which were not acquired when behind the wheel. DUI Anyone who is…
Rank this Week: 135

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

Covers legal news. From the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • May 23

    Supreme Court lets Virginia redistricting decision stand

    Supreme Court lets Virginia redistricting decision stand
    The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Monday in Wittman v. Personhuballah [SCOTUSblog materials] that Republican congressmen from Virginia lack standing to appeal a decision regarding an election district plan for…
  • May 23

    Supreme Court rules for employee in discrimination case

    Supreme Court rules for employee in discrimination case
    The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] 7-1 Monday in Green v. Brennan [SCOTUSblog materials] that the 45-day limitations period for filing a constructive-discharge claim begins running only after an employee resigns. The…
  • May 23

    Baltimore police officer acquitted in Freddie Gray death

    Baltimore police officer acquitted in Freddie Gray death
    A Baltimore judge on Monday acquitted police officer Edward Nero on all counts for his role in the death of Freddie Gray. The verdict [Baltimore Sun report] followed a five-day bench trial in which Nero faced charges of second-degree assault,…
Rank this Week: 115

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Nova obtains a "win" on supplemental damages in the Dow case

    Nova obtains a "win" on supplemental damages in the Dow case
    The US Supreme Court declined to hear the Dow case, which left intact the decision of the Federal Circuit onsupplemental damages. Reuters reported:At issue were $28 million in supplemental damages plus interest that a federal judge awarded to…
  • May 22

    UChicago chem grad student expelled for ghost writing

    UChicago chem grad student expelled for ghost writing
    The University of Chicago Maroon discusses a report mentioning an ethical issue with a chemistry grad student who was ghost writing:The report only included one expulsion, which was given to a Chemistry doctoral student who was found to have…
  • May 22

    CBS Sunday Morning does design issue on May 22, 2016

    CBS Sunday Morning does design issue on May 22, 2016
    Charles Osgood did the design issue of CBS Sunday Morning on May 22, 2016 from Newport, Rhode Island.Martha Teichner did the cover story: Dressing down: The rise of athleisure. Lee Cowan did urban architecture.In the "small wonders" section…
Rank this Week: 105

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • May 23

    Wife Accused Of Baby Murder May Nor Represent Attorney Spouse In Attorney Incapacity Proceeding

    Wife Accused Of Baby Murder May Nor Represent Attorney Spouse In Attorney Incapacity Proceeding
    A non-attorney spouse may not represent her husband in proceedings involving alleged incapacity as an attorney, according to a recent decision of the Law Society for Upper Canada Tribunal Hearing Division. This is a capacity application under…
  • May 23

    Diversion Violation Draws Indefinite Suspension

    Diversion Violation Draws Indefinite Suspension
    An attorney who violated conditions of diversion imposed in light of trust accounting lapses has been indefinitely suspended by the Maryland Court of Appeals. This attorney discipline action involves a lawyer who, while representing her…
  • May 23

    Greenmen

    Greenmen
    The New Jersey Supreme Court has censured a father and son for failure to cooperate with a random audit of law firm trust accounts. The Disciplinary Review Board report tells the story respondents attempt to minimize what is a blatant...
Rank this Week: 78

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • May 23

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    The battle for Fallujah has begun. “The moment of real victory has come, and Daesh has no option but to flee,” Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi said yesterday when he announced that Iraqi forces have begun their…
  • May 23

    Donald Trump and a Tale of Two Washington

    Donald Trump and a Tale of Two Washington
    CNN reported yesterday that Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina—after many months of principled opposition to Donald Trump—has decided to become a Trump enabler after all: Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of Donald Trump's fiercest…
  • May 23

    Reckless Politicking: Lieberman to be Named Israel's Defense Minister

    Reckless Politicking: Lieberman to be Named Israel's Defense Minister
    Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Markaz.  On May 17, Egyptian President Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi did something Egyptian presidents have done many times before: he urged Israel and the Palestinians to renew…
Rank this Week: 114

Chicago Personal Injury Blog

Chicago Personal Injury Blog

By Staver Law Group P.C.

http://www.chicagolawyer.com/legal-blog/
  • May 23

    What Happens When The Driver Of A Car Is Not The Owner

    What Happens When The Driver Of A Car Is Not The Owner
    If you were in an auto accident where the at-fault driver wasn’t in their own car, you might be wondering who is ultimately responsible for the bill. Whose insurance do you call? The driver who was at fault for the crash has their own…
  • May 20

    7 Safety Tips to Avoid Being in an Auto Accident

    7 Safety Tips to Avoid Being in an Auto Accident
    We all believe we’re safe drivers, but the truth is, some of us are better drivers than others. Good drivers are attentive behind the wheel. Their hands stay at 10 and 2 and they vigilantly keep their eyes scanning the road ahead. They…
  • May 19

    Work Zone Accident

    Work Zone Accident
    Illinois is no stranger to construction, but unfortunately, the state is also becoming more familiar with fatal work zone crashes. There have been two deadly crashes in construction zones in the past two months. On March 25, six people were…
Rank this Week: 108

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 112

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    The Example of Stephen A. Dougla

    The Example of Stephen A. Dougla
    While Donald Trump continues to use the bully pulpit as a pulpit to bully, Mitt Romney is getting pressure to enter the race as a third-party candidate.  Conservatives in the "Never Trump" camp are realizing that Romney (despite his…
  • May 22

    Is Sanders stupid or simply a coward?

    Is Sanders stupid or simply a coward?
    As readers of my previous posts are well aware, I am extremely critical of Senator Sanders for his abject refusal even to suggest that anyone defining him/herself as a "political revolutionary" might do what, say, Hamilton Madiaon, and Jay…
  • May 22

    Will the US survive?

    Will the US survive?
    I presume I have your attention with a suitably over-the-top title.  That being said, imagine the following altogether realistic situation (because it's the one we're in):  The two likely candidates appear to be loathed by most of…
Rank this Week: 137

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Ohio Real Estate Blog

Covers broker and realtor issues, construction and development, landords and tenants, and real estate taxation. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz.

http://www.ohiorelaw.com/
  • May 23

    DUE DILIGENCE IS REQUIRED IN RESIDENTIAL TRANSACTIONS; UNLESS YOU FEEL LUCKY

    DUE DILIGENCE IS REQUIRED IN RESIDENTIAL TRANSACTIONS; UNLESS YOU FEEL LUCKY
    Most investors of commercial real estate understand the importance of “due diligence”; a term often used to describe the process of investigating anything and everything about the property to be purchased. Confirming what property…
  • May 16

    State Law Matters: Ohio's Lake Erie Dredged Material Program

    State Law Matters: Ohio's Lake Erie Dredged Material Program
    All of the information below was taken from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency web page for its Dredged Material Program —If you live or work along Ohio’s northern border, aka Lake Erie, particularly near one of Ohio’s…
  • May 8

    Pending Ohio Corporate & Real Estate Legislation

    Pending Ohio Corporate & Real Estate Legislation
    Prepared by/reprinted with permission from: Luther Liggett, Esq., Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz, PLL10 W. Broad Street, 19th Floor Columbus OH 43215-(614) 427-5742 - LLL@kjk.com Report created on April 26, 2016 HB3 BUSINESS…
Rank this Week: 118

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

Provides updates and trends in Pennsylvania civil litigation law. By Daniel E. Cummins.

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • May 23

    No Loss of Consortium Claim Allowed to Nephew Relative to Aunt or Uncle

    No Loss of Consortium Claim Allowed to Nephew Relative to Aunt or Uncle
    In the case of Young v. Est. of Young, No. 658 C.D. 2015 (Cmwlth. Ct. April 12, 2016 Simpson, Wojcik, Pellegrini, J.J.)(Op. by Simpson, J.), the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court sustained preliminary objections to a Complaint and ruled, in…
  • May 20

    ARTICLE: Expansion of Negligence Liability to Text Senders Untenable

    ARTICLE: Expansion of Negligence Liability to Text Senders Untenable
    The below article of mine appeared in the May 17, 2016 edition of the Pennsylvania Law Weekly. Expansion of Negligence Liability to Text Senders Untenable  byDaniel E. Cummins, Pennsylvania Law Weekly May 17 2016  …
  • May 19

    Judge Zulick of Monroe County Enforces Expert Deadline

    Judge Zulick of Monroe County Enforces Expert Deadline
    In his recent decision in the case of Rushen v. Hordis, No. 5760 CV 2013 (C.P. Monroe Co. Dec. 17, 2015 Zulick, J.), Judge Arthur L. Zulick of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas granted a Defendant’s Motion In Limine to preclude…
Rank this Week: 103

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • May 23

    Privacy and Dignity

    Privacy and Dignity
    Boston’s WFXT reported the humiliating case involving nursing home resident Jane Bousquet.  While Jane was living in Wingate at Belviderehere, undergoing treatment for dementia and Parkinson’s, two nursing…
  • May 22

    Eviction Epidemic

    Eviction Epidemic
    Modern Healthcare had an interesting article about the use of evictions by nursing homes to get rid of “difficult” residents or those residents who do not generate enough profit for the nursing home facility.  Rather than a…
  • May 21

    Caregiver Charged with Abuse

    Caregiver Charged with Abuse
    New Castle News reported that nursing home employee Ashley Nicole Wilcox turned herself in to authorities after being accused of abusing dementia patients at Golden Hill Nursing Home & Rehab, owned and operated…
Rank this Week: 88

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Provides updates and commentary on current employment law headlines and topics. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • May 23

    When must employees be paid for off-the-clock overtime?

    When must employees be paid for off-the-clock overtime?
    Just about a year ago, in Moran v. Al Basit LLC, the 6th Circuit seemed to hold that all an employee needs is his or her own testimony to establish an entitlement to unpaid compensation under the FLSA. At the time, I expressed concern that…
  • May 20

    WIRTW #413 (the "rock star" edition)

    WIRTW #413 (the "rock star" edition)
    I gotta say, I love watch the evolution of my daughter as a performer. Case in point: last weekend’s epic Weezer vs. Green Day shows. Further case in point: Green Day’s Basket Case. Not be outdone, check out brother…
  • May 19

    Mom cannot sue employer for discrimination against her son, court say

    Mom cannot sue employer for discrimination against her son, court say
    Brittany Tovar claimed that her employer, Essentia Health, discriminated against her when her employer-sponsored medical insurance denied her son gender reassignment services and surgery. In Tovar v. Essentia Health (D.…
Rank this Week: 128